Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 10207959
    Abstract: A reduced toxicity pyrotechnic strobe composition and method includes creating a mixture of strontium nitrate, magnalium, sulfur, and no more than 10 parts by weight of a nitrocellulose binder. The strontium nitrate may comprise 27 percent of the mixture. The magnalium may comprise a 50:50 blend of magnesium and aluminum. The magnalium may comprise 18 percent of the mixture. The sulfur may comprise 55 percent of the mixture. The mixture may include a pulse rate of approximately one pulse per minute. The method may further include modifying the pulse rate of the mixture. The method may further include using a reduced particle size of the magnalium. The method may further include substituting no more than 12.5% of the strontium nitrate with potassium nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Amee W LaBonte, Michael F. Kauzlarich
  • Patent number: 10209343
    Abstract: An electro-optical imaging sensors system is disclosed for detecting and locating a blast, including muzzle flash, created by the launch of a projectile from a gun barrel, rocket tube or similar device, generally associated with weapons fire. The system is used in conjunction with detection algorithms and provides the azimuth and elevation from the detecting sensor to the location of the blast (the launch location) and also provides the weapon classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Brown, John E. Hutchison, III
  • Patent number: 10202287
    Abstract: The present invention is an ammonia sequestering system including a system controller connected to a plurality of flow control valves, a feed stream extending through a system inlet, and a system outlet. The feed stream is a liquid contaminated with ammonia. At least one exchange column is located between the system inlet and the system outlet. The ion column includes an ion exchange material, a column inlet connected to one of the flow control valves, and a column outlet connected to another of the flow control valves. The system also includes a regenerant stream of an aqueous solution of sodium cations, as well as an ammonia brine stream made up of the regenerant stream and ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Guy, Martin Page
  • Patent number: 10203405
    Abstract: Method for determining distance to target using a multitone nonlinear radar system comprising providing a transmitter that transmits a signal comprising at least two predetermined frequency components; receiving transmitted signal upon reflection from target; determining the phase relationships of the frequency components when signal strikes target; determining distance the signal has travelled to target based upon the phase relationship of the frequency signal components at the time of reflection from target; computing the distance to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory J. Mazzaro, Kenneth I. Ranney, Kyle A. Gallagher, Anthony F. Martone
  • Patent number: 10197362
    Abstract: Camouflage patterns on a substrate such as a fabric comprise in a first aspect a substrate having a camouflage pattern with a set of intermixed colored blotches thereon, the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color. In another aspect the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Light Sage 560 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Patent number: 10197365
    Abstract: A spin launched unmanned aerial system projectile includes a net means for disabling a selected target. The net means includes deployment mechanism and weights attached thereto which are cast at said target through use of an ejection spring means. Centripetal forces on the still spinning petals/weights open the net means as it is cast at the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Tomasz Blyskal, Richard Fong, LaMar Thompson
  • Patent number: 10197715
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating optical lenses and mirrors, systems and composite structures based on diffractive waveplates, and fields of application of said lenses and mirrors that include imaging systems, astronomy, displays, polarizers, optical communication and other areas of laser and photonics technology. Diffractive lenses and mirrors of shorter focal length and larger size, with more closely spaced grating lines, and with more exacting tolerances on the optical characteristics, can be fabricated than could be fabricated by previous methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, Svetlana V. Serak, Diane M. Steeves, Brian R. Kimball, David E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10191191
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for diffractive waveplate lens and mirror systems allowing electronically focusing light at different focal planes. The system can be incorporated into a variety of optical schemes for providing electrical control of transmission. In another embodiment, the system comprises diffractive waveplate of different functionality to provide a system for controlling not only focusing but other propagation properties of light including direction, phase profile, and intensity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, Svetlana V. Serak, Olena Uskova, David E. Roberts, Anna Tabirian, Diane M. Steeves, Brian R. Kimball
  • Patent number: 10193612
    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: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ryan Elwell, Mark Govoni
  • Patent number: 10193637
    Abstract: A method for determining a network configuration for the delivery of entangled photons individually to a plurality of users, the network comprising a plurality of inputs, switches, and outputs operatively connected by optical fibers; the plurality of switches being switchable between two states; the method comprising: determining the minimum number of switches necessary to deliver entangled photon pairs from a predetermined number of sources to a predetermined number of users, minimizing the loss experienced by an entangled photon passing through the switches by minimizing the number of switches that any one photon passes through by selecting only nondominated switch configurations; determining the minimum number of equivalent network switch configurations and eliminating all but one of the equivalent network switch configurations; and selecting an optimum network configuration by which the plurality of inputs and the plurality of outputs are operatively interconnected using a minimum number of switches in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert J. Drost, Michael Brodsky
  • Patent number: 10193720
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to a switched-capacitor in a chaotically modulated communication device. For one chaotically modulated communication device to communicate with another chaotically modulated communication device, the devices should be finely tuned with one another. To achieve this fine tuning, the devices can employ a switched-capacitor set that can function as a variable resistor set. Employing the switched-capacitor set can cause achievement of precise resistances that allow the devices to successfully communicate with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Breijha Anderson, John Suarez
  • Patent number: 10184553
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is disclosed a blast mitigating differential housing for a vehicle, comprised of a first wall and a second wall in opposed spaced apart relation to each other. The first and second walls are separated by first and second side walls extending there between to define an inner space and an exterior surface. The side walls may be declined toward each other in a V shape. One of the first and second walls is equipped with an aperture to accommodate a vehicle drive line. The side walls are equipped with opposed apertures to accommodate the drive shafts and/or vehicle axles. The side walls may be further equipped with mounting structures along the exterior to accommodate a vehicle suspension system and/or steering elements. The inner space defined by the walls has a surface equipped for at least one vehicle differential mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: PRATT & MILLER ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION, INC., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Kevin R. Kwiatkowski, Benjamin J. Wright, James R. Fries, Richard R. Reichenbach, III, Chantelle M. Korson, Celyn M. Evans
  • Patent number: 10185832
    Abstract: Provided are processes of monitoring or modifying a network of electronically connected assets that dynamically builds relationships and dependencies among detected vulnerabilities in one or more of the assets and sensor measurements so that risk assessment can be achieved more accurately and in real-time. A process includes: identifying a plurality of vulnerabilities on a network of electronically interconnected devices representing one or more critical assets; determining dependencies between each vulnerability in the plurality of vulnerabilities; creating a hidden Markov model representing an attack state of each vulnerability of the plurality of vulnerabilities; determining the exploit likelihood of each of the attack states at a first time; determining the most probable sequences or paths of the attack states; and identifying dynamically the risk of one or more of the critical assets based on the sequences or paths of attack states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Hasan Cam
  • Patent number: 10184764
    Abstract: A munition is rendered less sensitive to inadvertent initiations by providing a polymer liner on the entire inside surface of the munition. A thermoplastic liner may be fabricated totally within an empty inert munition casing by spraying a layer of electrostatically charged low melt thermoplastic material particles over substantially the entire inside surfaces of the munition casing, which casing is first electrically grounded. After thickening the particle layer through heat, further such layers may be then applied there over, until a desired cumulative thickness liner is fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Patrick Mark, Daniel Lee Prillaman, Leon Moy
  • Patent number: 10185029
    Abstract: Various embodiments that pertain to surface non-uniformity detection through use of radio waves are described. A vehicle can transmit radio waves to an area the vehicle is traveling to, such as a road in front of an automobile. The automobile can receive and process returned radio waves to determine if the road has a non-uniformity, such as a significant pothole or speed bump. If the road has the non-uniformity, then a driver of the automobile can be alerted so the driver can decide if evasive action should be taken and take such action if appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: John Suarez
  • Patent number: 10186910
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to directing of a signal. An incoming signal can be compared to a threshold voltage. If the signal does not meet the threshold voltage, then the signal can be used for normal usage, such as communication with a software-defined radio. However, if the signal does meet the threshold, then the signal can be directed away from normal usage. In one example, the signal can be directed away from a communication component and directed to an energy harvesting component that charges a battery of the software-defined radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Rex Johnson, Marianne Lazzaro, Matthew Lazzaro, William Toth
  • Patent number: 10186775
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to a patch antenna. Portions of a patch antenna, such as a patch antenna element and a probe feed wire can produce an impedance that is undesirable. To compensate for this, a parasitic feed pad can be aligned with the patch antenna element to create a capacitor. This capacitor produces a capacitance that negates the impedance. It can be preferred for the capacitance to be such that there is no excess capacitance and no excess impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Timothy Bocskor, Shuguang Chen, Mahmoud Khalil
  • Patent number: 10186783
    Abstract: A Vivaldi antenna having an upper conductor and a lower conductor. A signal connector feed is attached to a rear end of the conductors while each conductor includes a curved flare section extending forwardly for the reception or transmission of the signal. Each conductor includes elliptical loading section or sections disposed around its flare section to enhance performance of the antenna by improving the front to back ratio as well as other factors for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: DaHan Liao
  • Publication number: 20190015498
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicants: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Monika Simmons, Joseph Robert Putnak
  • Patent number: 10180309
    Abstract: A one man portable electromagnetic pulse transmitter includes a standard rifle having a muzzle and capable of firing a blank cartridge containing propellant. A blank firing adapter is fixed to the muzzle of the rifle. A piezolectric generator is aligned with the gas exit orifice of the blank firing adapter. An antenna is electrically connected to the piezolectric generator and an electromagnetic shield is disposed between the antenna and the piezolectric generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: James E. Burke