Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Publication number: 20240200894
    Abstract: A firearm with a real-time cartridge counter display function, comprising a firearm body, a cartridge clip, a scope, and ammunition cartridge or cartridges loaded within the cartridge clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: REBECCA T. OPPENHEIM, Brian J. Smith, Kevin D. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 12012801
    Abstract: Blast, ballistic, and entry resistant operable window systems include a sliding exterior glazing panel assembly, a sliding interior glazing panel assembly, an exterior frame assembly that receives the sliding exterior glazing panel assembly, an interior frame assembly that receives the sliding interior glazing panel assembly, an exterior gasket for placement between the exterior frame assembly and the wall of the building, a central gasket for placement between the exterior frame assembly and the interior frame assembly, and an interior gasket for placement between the interior frame assembly and the wall of the building. Methods of installation in a wall of a building are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: John S. Judson, Jessica K. Vankirk, David V. Senior, Craig R. Ackerman, Daniel Duke
  • Patent number: 12012423
    Abstract: A composition having the structure of formula I: [R—Ar—(COOH)2]x[Ar—(COOH)3]2-xM32+??(I) is provided where M is Mn, Cu, Co, Fe, Zn, Cd, Ni, or Pt; R is a bromine, nitro, a primary amine, C1-C4 alkyl secondary amine, C1-C4 alkyl oxy, Br—(C1-C4 alkyl), NO2—(C1-C4 alkyl), a mercaptan, and reaction products of any of the aforementioned with acyl chlorides of the formulas: CH3(CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH(C1-C4 alkyl)CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH2)m-Ph-(CH2)pC(O)Cl, where Ph is a C6 phenyl or C6 phenyl with one or more hydrogens replaced with F, C1-C4 fluoroalkyl, or C1-C4 perfluoroalkyl; m is independently in each occurrence an integer of 0 to 12 inclusive; p is an integer of 0 to 36 inclusive, to form an amide, a thioamide, or an ester; Ar is a 1,3,5-modified phenyl, and 1.4>x>0. A process of synthesis thereof and the use to chemically modify a gaseous reactant are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W. Peterson, Thomas H. Epps, III
  • Patent number: 11998942
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 11998785
    Abstract: A polymer-based material includes a polymeric binder and one or more porous active materials that adsorb, chemisorb, decompose, or a combination thereof, a hazardous chemical. The polymeric binder and the one or more porous active materials are combined to form a composite bead. The polymeric binder may include a polyurethane or a styrene-based block copolymer. The porous active materials may comprise metal-organic frameworks, metal oxides, metal hydroxides, and metal hydrates. The one or more porous active materials may be between 1 and 99 wt % of a total composite mass of the composite bead. Alternatively, the one or more porous active materials may be between 80 and 95 wt % of a total composite mass of the composite bead. The hazardous chemical may include a chemical warfare agent, a simulant of chemical warfare agents, and toxic industrial chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W Peterson, Thomas H Epps, John M Landers
  • Patent number: 11993453
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a roller jack includes: caster wheel attached to jack lift attached to an angle member having an angle member opening, and a locking mechanism to releasably lock the angle member to a corner block of a container through an elongated opening of the corner block. The locking mechanism includes: a locking mechanism baseplate having a baseplate protrusion, a swivel locking plate to be inserted through the angle member opening and the elongated opening of the corner block to the interior of the corner block, and a locking bolt for moving the swivel locking plate to an engaged position, where the swivel locking plate is prevented from passing through the angle member opening and the elongated opening of the corner block, and for threadingly moving the swivel locking plate toward the locking mechanism baseplate to press the angle member and the external wall of the corner block together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Mickey D Blackmon, David M Rogillio, Christopher M Ables, Timothy P Hynum, Jeremy N Sellers
  • Patent number: 11987594
    Abstract: A composition having the structure of formula I: [R—Ar—(COOH)2]x[Ar—(COOH)3]2-xM32+??(I) is provided where M is Mn, Cu, Co, Fe, Zn, Cd, Ni, or Pt; R is a bromine, nitro, a primary amine, C1-C4 alkyl secondary amine, C1-C4 alkyl oxy, Br—(C1-C4 alkyl), NO2—(C1-C4 alkyl), a mercaptan, and reaction products of any of the aforementioned with acyl chlorides of the formulas: CH3(CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH(C1-C4 alkyl)CH2)mC(O)Cl, or CH3(CH2)m-Ph-(CH2)pC(O)Cl, where Ph is a C6 phenyl or C6 phenyl with one or more hydrogens replaced with F, C1-C4 fluoroalkyl, or C1-C4 perfluoroalkyl; m is independently in each occurrence an integer of 0 to 12 inclusive; p is an integer of 0 to 36 inclusive, to form an amide, a thioamide, or an ester; Ar is a 1,3,5-modified phenyl, and 1.4>x>0. A process of synthesis thereof and the use to chemically modify a gaseous reactant are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W. Peterson, Thomas H. Epps, III
  • Patent number: 11985895
    Abstract: A thermal energy storage (TES) device includes a thermoelectric cooler; and a metallic phase change material (PCM) within the thermoelectric cooler. The PCM may include any of gallium or its alloys, low temperature fusible alloys, and solid metal shape memory alloys. A thermoelectric effect within the PCM is to transport heat in the thermoelectric cooler. The TES device may include a graded oxide layer adjacent to the PCM to serve as a distributed electrical junction in the thermoelectric cooler to create a hot side thermoelectric junction in a bulk volume of the PCM. The graded oxide layer may include ?-IGZO. The TES device may include a high-thermopower corrugated metal foil layer comprising barrier oxides patterned therein. The high-thermopower metal foil layer may be adjacent to the graded oxide layer. The TES device may include a dielectric layer adjacent to the high-thermopower corrugated metal foil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Michael C. Fish
  • Patent number: 11975313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to single thread composite fibers comprising at least one binder and at least one active catalyst for the capture and degradation of chemical threats such as chemical warfare agents (CWA), biological warfare agents, and toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) and a method for producing the same. The invention fibers are applicable to the fields of protective garments, filtration materials, and decontamination materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John M. Landers, Christopher J. Karwacki, Trenton M. Tovar, Gregory W. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11975385
    Abstract: A nano-structured alloy material includes a nanoparticle; a matrix phase surrounding the nanoparticle; and an alkali/alkali Earth metal to alter (i) a material property of the nanoparticle, (ii) a material property of the matrix phase, and (iii) an interaction of the nanoparticle with the matrix phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kristopher A. Darling, Billy C. Hornbuckle, Blake P. Fullenwider, Albert M. Ostlind, Anthony J. Roberts, Anit K. Giri
  • Patent number: 11973306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser system including a first laser and a second laser. The first laser includes a laser cavity, and a gas phase molecular gain medium disposed in the laser cavity, the gain medium having an absorption band. The second laser is a solid state laser configured to be continuously tunable, with respect to an emission wavelength of the second laser, over the absorption band of the gain medium, and the second laser is tuned to pump rotational vibrational transitions in the gain medium to achieve a rotational population inversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul Chevalier, Arman Amirzhan, Marco Piccardo, Fan Wang, Steven Glen Johnson, Henry O. Everitt, Federico Capasso
  • Patent number: 11958841
    Abstract: Benzoxazine compounds, methods of making them, polymers made therefrom and methods of polymerizing the benzoxazines. These renewable benzoxazine monomers and polymers that utilize the variety of building blocks found in renewable plant biomass, demonstrate excellent processability and large temperature windows for processing of resin systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Drexel University, The United States of America as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Patent number: 11957453
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to systems, apparatus and methods configured for anthropometrics data/measurement acquisition such as for fitment of handguns, hand tools, weapons and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jim A. Faughn
  • Patent number: 11959711
    Abstract: A recoilless gun system, comprising a gun assembly and associated ammunition for use with the gun assembly employs an integral barrel and a rear inserted ammunition round. The recoilless gun system may combine a laser initiator and a polymer cased ammunition to enable a lightweight system. In such embodiments, the cartridge case is made from a polymer that resists high pressure before extruding into small gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frank Dindl, Kenneth Jones
  • Patent number: 11960710
    Abstract: Ways to provide information via dynamic user interfaces including Dynamic InfoGraphics (DIG) are described. DIG representations may include various elements, such as text, icons and other graphics, tags, links, etc. and may be implemented via various types of displays or operating environments. Users may include, for example, pilots, soldiers, commanders, drivers, game players, etc. Information provided via DIG may include, for instance, data received from various types of sensors, communications received from other parties or resources, calculated or otherwise determined information (e.g., predictions associated with artificial intelligence (AI) resources such as autonomous or semi-autonomous intelligent agents), and/or other appropriate information (e.g., user inputs). The received information may be applied to one or more DIG representations or templates. AI features may be used to predict future actions, paths, goals or targets, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Regina A. Hartnett
  • Patent number: 11946110
    Abstract: A metal structure includes an alloy material containing structural deformation twins embedded during a manufacturing process of the alloy material along defined directions, a defined deformation sequence, and defined strain levels. The embedded structural deformation twins mitigate failure and fracture in the alloy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Lloyd, Phillip A. Jannotti, Daniel J. Magagnosc
  • Patent number: 11940365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a passive outdoor air sampler device with various screen types and materials for efficient collection of air particles. Screens are used as a collection surface for aerosolized particles. The air sampler is suitable for long-term use in different outdoor settings with no power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jana S Kesavan, Jerold R Bottiger
  • Publication number: 20240092767
    Abstract: Benzoxazine compounds, methods of making them, polymers made therefrom and methods of polymerizing the benzoxazines. These renewable benzoxazine monomers and polymers that utilize the variety of building blocks found in renewable plant biomass, demonstrate excellent processability and large temperature windows for processing of resin systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Patent number: 11923472
    Abstract: A deformable array of semiconductor devices, and a method of manufacturing such a deformable array. The deformable array comprises a plurality of islands, where each island contains at least one semiconductor device, and the plurality of islands are arranged in an auxetic geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Sabrina M. Curtis, Haotian Wang, Gabriel P. Anfinrud, Alexander O. Randolph, Gabriel L. Smith, Nathan S. Lazarus
  • Patent number: 11913059
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting an analyte of interest using paper spray mass spectrometry includes a spray material; a sample on the spray material including an enzyme of interest; a solvent to hydrate the sample, promote enzymatic activity, and extract analytes of interest from the sample; a substrate specific to the enzyme of interest, wherein any of the spray material and the solvent includes the substrate; a voltage source to apply a voltage to the spray material to create charged droplets of a mixture containing the sample; and a mass spectrometer to perform spectrometry on the droplets to perform any of: identify the analytes of interest in the sample; and measure a level of inhibition in any enzymes contained in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Trevor G Glaros, Elizabeth S Dhummakupt, Phillip M Mach, Daniel O Carmany