Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • 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: 10088292
    Abstract: A phase-resolved heterodyne shearing interferometer has been developed for high-rate, whole field observations of transient surface motion. The sensor utilizes polarization multiplexing and multiple carrier frequencies to separate each segment of a shearing Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Post-processing routines have been developed to recombine the segments by extracting the scattered object phase from Doppler shifted intermediate carrier frequencies, providing quantitative relative phase changes and information to create variable shear, phase resolved shearographic fringe patterns without temporal or spatial phase shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: James D. Perea, Bradley W. Libbey
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10087553
    Abstract: A polymer-micelle complex suitable for use as an aid to preparing fibers, particularly nanofibers, by electrospinning. The polymer-micelle complex may be designed to impart viscosity, surface tension and conductivity properties optimal for electrospinning. By incorporating the complex as a secondary ingredient, one may electrospin sparingly soluble or low molecular weight polymers. Moreover, the polymer-micelle complex can be used as a generic carrier for preparing fibers incorporating other desired materials, such as rigid or globular (hard-to-spin) polymers, enzymes, cells, viral particles and nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ramanathan Nagarajan, Christopher P Drew, Charlene M Mello
  • Patent number: 10088288
    Abstract: The munition employs an energetically initiated electromagnetic pulse through a coil which induces a voltage intended to be used for the operation of an electronic time delay circuit and subsequent ignition of a detonation device. Explosive energy from a primer is employed to move a generator core through a generator coil to induce the voltage. The voltage is supplied to a delay circuit. After a set time, the delay circuit supplies power to a laser igniter which detonates the munition. A striker assembly, in addition to initiating the primer, functions as an out of line safety as well as an electric safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kevin Caska, Andrew Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10081669
    Abstract: The present invention addresses a need for improved treatments for Filovirus infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc., The Governing Council of the University of Toronto, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Lai, Jayne F. Koelhoffer, Julia Frei, Kartik Chandran, Sachdev Sidhu, Gang Chen, John M. Dye, Jr., Samantha Zak
  • Patent number: 10083530
    Abstract: A multivariate digital separation of classes and display device and method for generating pictures of data set comprised of points in hyperspace. An input device may include a keyboard, a laboratory instrument such as a mass spectrometer, a reader of computer readable medium, or a network interface device. An output device may include a monitor used in conjunction with either a 2D or 3D printer or both. A computer processor receives data from the input device and performs a series of steps to create a 2D or 3D image of the pairs-hyperspace of all pairs of classes in data set. The resulting image is then produced in a non-transitory medium by at least one of the output devices. The processor steps include the use of maximizing the degree of separation between all classes in the data set as well as transformation of separated data points of all classes into pairs-hyperspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Waleed M Maswadeh, Arnold P. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10081658
    Abstract: The instant application provides methods and related compositions pertaining to novel HIV envelope proteins. In some embodiments, the invention relates to methods and compositions for the preparation, production, and administration of isolated novel HIV envelope nucleic acid and protein sequences suitable, for example, as vaccines against HIV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicines, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaniambadi Kalyanaraman, Stephen Whitney, Thomas C. VanCott, Victoria Polonis, Carl Alving, Gary R. Matyas, Mangala Rao, Mary Marovich, Francine McCutchan, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Eric Sanders-Buell
  • Patent number: 10079420
    Abstract: A power combiner and divider device includes a first port electrically connected to a first impedance line and a second impedance line; a second port electrically connected to the first impedance line and a coupled line; a third port electrically connected to the second impedance line and the coupled line; a third impedance line electrically connected to the coupled line; and a fourth impedance line electrically connected to each of the third impedance line and the coupled line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ali M. Darwish, Hingloi Alfred Hung
  • Patent number: 10079430
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to an antenna mount. Multiple antennas can be mounted on the antenna mount. These antennas can work together or be independent of one another. In an example of working together, one antenna can be a transmission antenna while the second antenna can be a reception antenna. The transmission antenna and reception antenna can function with regard to the same communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Mark Govoni
  • Patent number: 10079435
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with reflectors are described. One example system comprises a collection antenna. The system also comprises a reflector configured to reflect a designated signal to the collection antenna and configured to reflect a non-designated signal away from the collection antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Glenn Alex Minko
  • Patent number: 10079437
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to co-polarization between a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna and second antenna can be configured such that co-polarization between the two is increased (e.g., maximized) while cross-polarization is decreased (e.g., minimized). This can be accomplished by physical orientation of the first antenna against the second antenna and/or through powering the first antenna and second antenna differently with phase delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Shuguang Chen, Mahmoud Khalil, Timothy Bocskor
  • Patent number: 10079703
    Abstract: Various embodiments associated with use of an echo signal are described. A plurality of sensors can be deployed to obtain editions of a signal of interest. The signal of interest may be so far away from the sensors that the editions collected are too noisy to be analyzed. A processing center can send an echo signal to the sensors and the sensors can respond to the processing center with a signal edition of the signal of interest and the echo signal. Since the processing center knows information about the echo signal, offsets among the sensors can be calculated based on the returned echo signals. These offsets can then be used to align the signal editions. At the processing center, the aligned signal editions can be combined into a combined signal and a demodulation scheme for the combined signal can be determined and then used for demodulation of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Wei Su
  • Patent number: 10078147
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to a detector. The detector can include a loop functioning at a high frequency that emits a magnetic field. The magnetic field can be retrieved and a comparison can be made between the emitted magnetic field and the retrieved magnetic field. If there is substantially little difference between the emitted and retrieved field, then a determination can be that no object is present. Conversely, if there is a substantial difference between the emitted and retrieved field, then the determination can be that an object is present and thus the object is detected. If the object is present, the returned magnetic field can be further analyzed to determine the type of object that is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Daniel Charles Heinz, Adam William Melber, Michael Leonard Brennan, Michael Steer
  • Patent number: 10077197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high concentration bleach generator apparatus and a system and method for its use. The apparatus includes a housing containing brine, anionic and cationic chambers. Electrodes in the anionic and cationic chambers separate salt from brine into hydrogen gas, chlorine gas and an alkali and alkaline hydroxide mass. The hydrogen gas vents through a hydrogen selective membrane. A pump conveys the chlorine gas to the cationic chamber, where it combines with the alkali and alkaline hydroxide mass to form a bleach solution. Users can draw off the bleach and use it to disinfect water. The system also provides a system housing, a larger brine reservoir and a data processor allowing a user to select a desired bleach concentration for production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Michael J. Anderson, Clint B. Smith, Andmorgan R. Fisher, Tung Ly
  • Patent number: 10079633
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to radio beamforming waveform transmission. Transmission can occur, for example, in three manners. The first manner is time-based where waveform transmission is staggered at the same frequency. The second manner is frequency-based where different frequencies are used at one time. This third manner is a combination of time and frequency such that simultaneous transmission occurs, but at different times different frequencies are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ryan Elwell, Mark Govoni
  • Patent number: 10072991
    Abstract: A nanoparticle sensor apparatus includes a silicon-based nanoparticle having a centrosymmetric crystalline structure. A lanthanide atom embedded within the silicon-based nanoparticle provides light emission when the sensor apparatus undergoes pressure loading. This sensor apparatus may be encapsulated in a polymer matrix to form a nanoparticle sensor matrix apparatus which may be located on or in a structure. To measure the pressure on such a structure, a UV light source illuminates the sensor apparatus. An optical emission detector detects the intensity of light emitted from the sensor in response, while a processor correlates that intensity to the pressure loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Munir H. Nayfeh, Charles P. Marsh, Ghassan K. Al-Chaar
  • Patent number: 10064858
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating or preventing bacterial infections, where a pharmaceutically acceptable iron chelator that reduces biological availability of iron for one or more strains of bacteria, such as VK28 or an analog or derivative thereof is administered to a patient in need of treatment. The method also provides methods and compositions where an iron chelator and an antibiotic are administered to a patient in need of treatment for a bacterial infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventor: Daniel Zurawski