Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 10148389
    Abstract: Various embodiments associated with a reference signal are described. When a set of user information embedded with a reference signal is received by a system, a classification of the signal may not be known by the system. Therefore, the system can determine a classification of the reference signal. The reference signal can be passed through a low-pass filter and then an algorithm can be employed to identify the classification of the reference signal. Once the classification of the reference signal is known, the user information can be better used by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Wei Su, Muhammed Karim
  • Patent number: 10147946
    Abstract: A positive electrode material having a nominal stoichiometry Li1+y/2Co1?x?y?z?dSizFexMyM?d(PO4)1+y/2 where M is a trivalent cation selected from at least one of Cr, Ti, Al, Mn, Ni, V, Sc, La and/or Ga, M? is a divalent cation selected from at least one of Mn, Ni, Zn, Sr, Cu, Ca and/or Mg, y is within a range of 0<y?0.10 and x is within a range of 0?x?0.2. The use of double compositional modification to LiCoPO4 increases the discharge capacity from ˜100 mAh/g to about 130 mAh/g while retaining the discharge capacity retention of the singly Fe-substituted LiCoPO4. Additional compositional modification to include Si increases the cycle life and greatly improved the coulombic efficiency to between 97-100% at a C/3 cycle rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the secretary of the army
    Inventors: Jan L. Allen, Joshua L. Allen, Samuel A. Delp, III, Jeffrey B. Wolfenstine, T. Richard Jow
  • Patent number: 10143874
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are non-wild-type organophosphorus acid anhydrolases having three site mutations, methods of production, and methods of use to effectively degrade toxic chemicals such as((RS)-Propan-2-yl methylphosphonofluoridate)(Sarin) and other organophosphorus compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Sue Y Bae, Mark A. Guelta, Steven P Harvey
  • Patent number: 10139211
    Abstract: An ammunition can that provides a user with a count of stored ammunition, includes a housing and a window formed on one side of the housing to provide a visual indication of the count of the stored ammunition. The window extends from the top side to a bottom side of the housing, to provide a clear sampling view of the stored ammunition. A scale, disposed in close proximity to the window, provides a more accurate visual indication of the count of the stored ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ralph C. Tillinghast, Michael T. Wright, Ryan Saalman
  • Patent number: 10131587
    Abstract: A mixture and method of creating the mixture includes mixing hexachloroethane, stannous oxide, and aluminum together. The mixture may be loaded into at least one canister. The mixture may be combusted to create a smoke screen. The loading of the mixture into the at least one canister may include pressurized loading at loading pressures in the range of approximately 2300 psi to 3600 psi. The hexachloroethane may include approximately 30-40 parts by weight of the mixture and have a particle size of approximately less than 850 ?m. The stannous oxide may include approximately 55-65 parts by weight of the mixture and have a particle size of approximately less than 150 ?m. The aluminum may include approximately 5-10 parts by weight of the mixture and have a particle size of approximately less than 45 ?m. The mixture is devoid of zinc chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Giancarlo Diviacchi
  • Patent number: 10130834
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a composition for decontaminating surfaces contaminated with toxic chemicals/substances, comprising at least one type of metal oxyhydroxide such as zirconium hydroxide, Zr(OH)4, optionally with added water for hydration of the solid, mixed into a carrier liquid used for application to a contaminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W. Peterson, Joseph P. Myers, George W. Wagner, Matthew J. Shue, John P. Davies, Jr., Joseph A Rossin
  • Patent number: 10124353
    Abstract: An apparatus for deagglomerating and aerosolizing particulate matter such as powders, the apparatus including a rotatable turntable having a plurality of circumferentially spaced wells adapted to contain a powder. A pair of conduits are fluidly connected to the turntable wells so that powder from the wells is inducted and drawn to two nozzles so that the powder is entrained in the gas flow exiting each nozzle. Furthermore, the nozzle outlets are aligned and spaced apart from each other, but positioned to direct their particle entrained gas flow in the opposite and facing direction to one another so that the flow from each nozzle impinges upon the flow from the other nozzle to further air mill and deagglomerate the individual powder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jerold R Bottiger, Tiffany A. Sutton, Daniel R VanReenen
  • Patent number: 10124043
    Abstract: The invention comprises isolated, mutant, non-wild-type organophosphorus acid anhydrolase (OPAA) enzymes having three site mutations, methods of production, and methods of use to effectively degrade organophosphorus compound EA1356 (2-methylcyclohexyl methylphosphonofluoridate) with greater catalytic efficiency than the wild-type OPAA enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven P Harvey, Mark A Guelta, Leslie R McMahon
  • Patent number: 10125464
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus which executes a photogrammetry method for calculating soil density. After a user excavates soil, measures the mass of the excavated soil and takes multiple images of the excavation site in combination with a calibration object, a data processor uses the various values obtained from the collected images to create a point cloud data object. The processor used this point cloud data object to create a visual representation of the hole. The processor rotates and scales the visual representation. The processor also uses the point cloud data object in volumetric calculations to determine the volume of the hole. Together with the soil mass, the volume allows calculation of soil density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Ernest S. Berney, IV, Thad C. Pratt, Naveen B. Ganesh
  • Patent number: 10122072
    Abstract: A nanofabric antenna is provided. The nanofabric antenna can include a fabric and a plurality of conductive nanowires extending outwardly from the fabric with the conductive nanowires forming a random array of monopoles. In this manner, an antenna can be included as part of a piece of clothing and/or a piece of fabric used or worn by an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Amir I. Zaghloul, Steven D. Keller
  • Patent number: 10120112
    Abstract: Diffractive waveplate lenses, devices, systems and methods of fabricating and manufacturing lenses for correcting spherical and chromatic aberrations of diffractive waveplate lenses and refractive lenses, by using nonlinear patterning of anisotropy axis of birefringent layers comprising the diffractive waveplate lenses, and their combinations and for obtaining polarization-independent functionality of diffractive waveplate lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, David E. Roberts, Diane M. Steeves, Brian R. Kimball
  • Patent number: 10119703
    Abstract: Methods for vaporizing hydrocarbon fuel and delivering the hydrocarbon fuel in either a vaporized phase or a supercritical phase to, for example, a combustion chamber are provided herein. A method of vaporizing a hydrocarbon fuel, wherein the hydrocarbon fuel is in a liquid phase at a first temperature and a first pressure, and wherein the first temperature of the liquid phase hydrocarbon fuel is less than its intrinsic oxidation or endothermic reaction temperature, the method may include lowering a pressure of the liquid phase hydrocarbon fuel from the first pressure to a second pressure; and heating the liquid phase hydrocarbon fuel from the first temperature to a second temperature, wherein the hydrocarbon fuel at the second temperature and the second pressure is in a substantially completely vaporized phase substantially without thermally oxidizing the hydrocarbon fuel, and wherein the hydrocarbon fuel in the substantially completely vaporized phase does not form carbonaceous contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: David A. Clark
  • Patent number: 10114239
    Abstract: The invention provides for lenses fabricated as planar thin film coatings with continuous structure. The lensing action is due to optical axis orientation modulation in the plane of the lens. The lenses of the current invention are fabricated using photoalignment of a liquid crystal polymer wherein the polarization pattern of radiation used for photoalignment is obtained by propagating the light through an optical system comprising a shape-variant nonlinear spatial light polarization modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson Tabirian, Svetlana Serak, Diane Steeves, Brian Kimball
  • Patent number: 10105434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preventing, ameliorating or treating disease caused by dengue virus in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a dengue vaccine formulation in combination with a NS3 helicase polypeptide and/or fragment(s) thereof, wherein said method comprises stimulating humoral as well as cell-mediated immunity to the dengue virus in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, The United States of America as represented by the Sec. of the Army
    Inventors: Monika Simmons, Joseph Robert Putnak
  • Patent number: 10105557
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved filter connection system for a gas mask, comprising: a filter, a mounting means that attaches the filter to the gas mask, and a retainer means to hold the filter within the mounting means. The mounting means includes a protruding means; a valving assembly in communication with the protruding means, wherein the valving assembly enables air to flow from the fitter to the mask when the retainer means retains the protruding means, and disables air flow from the filter to the mask when the protruding means disengages from the retainer means; and a sealing means located within or adjacent to the valving assembly to prevent air from outside of the filter from entering the mounting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven A Yurechko, Douglas E. Wilke
  • Patent number: 10107607
    Abstract: An ignition system for energetics including artillery charges includes a radio frequency transmitter and a radio frequency igniter. The radio frequency ignitor receives and converts radio frequency energy into heat or electrical energy for the purpose of igniting energetics, such as propellants or pyrotechnics. The radio frequency igniter may be applied to the exterior of the energetic container or may be integral to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory C. Burke, John Hirlinger, Thomas DeVoe, Christopher Csernica, Viral Panchal
  • Patent number: 10101436
    Abstract: A method for optimizing bandwidth selection of a radar transmission in a frequency bandwidth in which the frequency bandwidth is divided into a plurality of sub-bands having a plurality of different bandwidths. The energy level is measured for each sub-band and a range resolution is also determined for each sub-band. Thereafter, a sub-band is selected in the frequency range where the signal to interference plus noise ratio plus the range resolution is maximum. Thereafter, a radar transmission is transmitted in the selected sub-band with a bandwidth corresponding to the bandwidth of the selected sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony F. Martone, Kenneth I. Ranney, Traian V. Dogaru, Kelly D. Sherbondy
  • Patent number: 10099322
    Abstract: Methods for aircraft component repair and reclamation are provided. Cold spraying aircraft panels include identifying a fastener hole in an aircraft panel in need of repair, capturing the location of the fastener hole, and depositing cold spray material about the fastener hole for reclaiming the aircraft panel. Any excess material may be removed. Cold spraying hydraulic lines includes identifying a surface of the hydraulic line in need of repair, aiming a cold spray nozzle at the surface of the hydraulic line and depositing a cold spray material on the surface of the hydraulic line. Excess cold spray material may be removed as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Adam Well, Owen Britton, Brian James, Rob Hrabe, Victor Champagne
  • Patent number: 10104805
    Abstract: Self-cooling stretchable electrical circuits with a conduit forming an electrical component and containing electrically conductive liquid are disclosed. They are formed of a platform made of a stretchable material. At least one fluid conduit is formed in the platform and the conduit is formed into an electrical component and filled with the electrically conductive liquid metal. A portion of the conduit is positioned adjacent a heat sink while a pump circulates the liquid through the conduit wherein the metal is cooled at the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nathan S. Lazarus, Christopher P. Migliaccio
  • Patent number: 10086061
    Abstract: Immunogenic compositions comprising one or more inactivated dengue viruses and one or more inactivated non-dengue flaviviruses and methods of making and using thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, on behalf of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Inventors: Stephen J. Thomas, Kenneth H. Eckels, Joseph R. Putnak