Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 10288595
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water quality analysis system capable of making multiple simultaneous measurements of different water quality parameters and saving or transmitting this data for analysis. A housing surrounds a data processor and a water sensor flow cell. The flow cell incorporates a channel through which a stream of water flows. Multiple probe bores within the flow cell house different sensor probes used to measure different water quality parameters of the stream. The data processor receives and digitizes data for the different water quality parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    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: 10288395
    Abstract: An inverted F antenna for use in a projectile includes a ground plane and a radiating element oriented orthogonal to the ground plane and centered on the ground plane. The radiating element includes a ground stub trace having a relatively thick width, a meandering trace with a vertical orientation and a relatively high ground clearance and a feed trace having a tapered head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Aaron Elie Barton
  • Patent number: 10291633
    Abstract: A malware detection system comprising a signature generator for combining malware signatures into a malware signature filter with a fixed false positive rate; a central location configured to send the malware signature filter to each of a plurality of hosts that are configured to scan files on the host system using the malware signature filter; each host configured such that if the scan indicates a positive result, the file is quarantined and the host sends identification back to central location if a false positive result is obtained for additional instruction. A method for malware detection operative to combine malware signatures into a filter with fixed false positive rate; comprising sending a malware signature filter to hosts for scanning of files on the host system and incoming data; if the malware signature filter returns a positive alert, identification is sent back to a central location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Richard E Harang, Lisa M Marvel, Travis W Parker
  • Patent number: 10280033
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to dispensing from an apparatus. The apparatus can be a cable dispensing apparatus that is attached to a vehicle. As the vehicle travels, the apparatus can lay or retract cable. The rate of this laying or retracting can be based, at least in part, on a travel condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jeremy David Scott
  • Patent number: 10281227
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a gun barrel with a cold spray process. The method includes the use of a mandrel having a tubular body and being made of a material with properties suited to use with gun barrel manufacture and materials and cold spray processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Victor Champagne, Adam Jacob, Frank Dindl, Aaron Nardi, Michael Klecka
  • Patent number: 10280485
    Abstract: A process for producing a metal foam. The process includes mechanically working a metallic powder such that oxide particles are finely dispersed within a metallic matrix of the metallic particles that make up the metallic powder. The mechanically worked metallic powder is then annealed in a reducing atmosphere, which in turn reduces the oxide particles within the metallic particles such that H2O gas molecules (steam) are formed within the metallic matrix and intraparticle porosity is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Millersville University of Pennsylvania, The United State Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Atwater, Kris Allen Darling, Mark Allen Tschopp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10273288
    Abstract: Neutralizing antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically bind to Ebola virus glycoprotein are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting Ebola virus using the antibodies and antigen binding fragments are disclosed. The antibodies, antigen binding fragments, nucleic acids, and vectors, can be used, for example, to prevent and/or treat Ebola virus infection in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, Humabs Biomed SA
    Inventors: Nancy Sullivan, Sabue Mulangu, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Barney Graham, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfun, John Trefry, Julie Ledgerwood, Daphne Stanley
  • Patent number: 10271437
    Abstract: A system for controlled motion of circuit components to create reconfigurable circuits comprising: a support; a substrate operatively associated with the support; actuators operatively associated with the support configured to physically move circuit components and to move the circuit components into physical and electrical contact with the substrate; the substrate comprising at least one conductive segment arranged to electrically connect circuit components when electrical contacts of circuit components are placed in contact with at least one conductive segment; and control circuitry configured to control the first and second actuators to thereby position the circuit components relative to the substrate; whereby circuit function is determined by the selection of circuit components and the location and orientation of circuit components relative to the substrate and conductive segments to create a reconfigurable circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jeffrey Spencer Pulskamp
  • Patent number: 10266936
    Abstract: A method of making a piezoelectric device comprising providing a deposition chamber, the deposition chamber having reduced pressure therein; loading a substrate into the deposition chamber; sputter depositing hexagonal 001 oriented titanium on the substrate; providing an oxygen anneal to convert 001 oriented titanium into 100 oriented rutile TiO2; sputter depositing a 111 or 100 oriented textured conducting material for use as an electrode; sputter depositing a hexagonal 001 oriented titanium and providing an oxygen anneal in a lead oxide environment to convert 001 oriented titanium into 100 oriented rutile TiO2 or PbxTi1-xO3; sputter depositing textured lead zirconate titanate PbZrxTi1-xO3 having an 001 orientation as a piezoelectric layer, and sputter depositing a textured electrode on top of the textured lead zirconate titanate; whereby processing of the layers within the deposition chamber provides minimized exposure to ambient contamination and improved texturing in the resulting films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Daniel M. Potrepka, James R. Mulcahy, Ronald G. Polcawich
  • Patent number: 10269504
    Abstract: A supercapacitor or electrochemical capacitor includes spaced apart electrodes which are separated from each other by a separator made of an electrically insulating material. Each electrode is formed of carbonaceous material and capable of being impregnated with a liquid electrolyte. Metal current collectors are provided on the sides of the electrodes opposite from the separator. The electrodes have holes or elongated orifices extending through the electrodes to reduce ionic impedance in order to produce faster charging and discharging of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Matthew H. Ervin
  • Patent number: 10260054
    Abstract: Genetically engineered organophosphorus acid anhydrolases (OPAA) with improved catalytic efficiency and relaxed stereospecificity are provided. The variants typically include a mutation at the residue corresponding to H343 of wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA. The mutation allows the OPAA enzyme to effectively process both VR enantiomers. The OPAA optionally include one or more mutations selected the residues corresponding to Y212, V342, and I215 of wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA which improve the enzyme's catalytic efficiency for VX and VR. A particularly preferred OPAA includes mutations at the residues corresponding Y212F, V342L, I215Y, and H343D relative to wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA. Compositions including an effective amount of OPAA to increase hydrolysis of an organophosphate, and methods of use thereof for treating subjects exposed to an organophosphate, or a surface or liquid contaminated with an organophosphate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scott Pegan, Steven P. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10260849
    Abstract: A warhead includes a casing having a removable front portion, a plurality of explosive segments positioned in the casing, a plurality of spacers positioned in the casing and separating the plurality of explosive segments from each other, and a removable piston configured to be inserted inside the removable front portion of the casing, wherein the removable piston pushes against the plurality of explosive segments to create a continuous segment. The removable piston may push against the plurality of explosive segments to close the plurality of spacers and move the warhead from an off position to an on position. The continuous segment may be above an explosive failure thickness in the on position. The continuous segment may be configured to detonate upon reaching the failure thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thuvan Piehler, Rohan Joel Banton
  • Patent number: 10261022
    Abstract: Processes for sensing a variety of toxic chemicals and/or processes for determining the residual life of a filter or filtration system are provided. Exemplary process for sensing a toxic chemical include contacting a toxic chemical, or byproduct thereof, with a sorbent that includes a porous metal hydroxide and a transition metal reactant suitable to react with a toxic chemical or byproduct thereof. The sorbent is contacted with the toxic chemical or byproduct thereof for a sampling time. A difference between a post-exposure colorimetric state of the sorbent and a pre-exposure colorimetric state of the sorbent or control is determined to thereby sense exposure to, or the presence of, the toxic chemical or byproduct thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W Peterson, Joseph A Rossin, Jennifer R Soliz, Kathryn L. Killops
  • Patent number: 10252954
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to propellant grains having multiple layers consisting of an outer, slow burning, layer composition and an inner, fast burning, layer with desirable progressivity burn rates. The outer, slow burning, layer comprising a first energetic material, a first plasticizer and a first binder and an inner, fast burning, layer comprising a second energetic material, and the same plasticizer as the outer layer, and a second binder. The compositions in the propellant grain provided herein provides for a burn rate energy differential between the outer, slow burning, layer and inner, fast burning, layer of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Dongkyun Park, Joseph Laquidara, Viral Panchal, Ryan Ordemann, Carlton Adam, Robin Crownover
  • Patent number: 10252456
    Abstract: Methods and computer-readable mediums are provide that, in some embodiments maximize bending of an actuator and, in other embodiments, minimize bending of the actuator. For example, in one embodiment, a method is provided that designs and determines a Ratio1 for a first component. Ratio1 is a modulus of inertia for the first component divided by a Young's Modulus for the first component. Thereafter, a second component is designed that has a Ratio2 substantially equal to the Ratio1 of the first component. Ratio2 is a modulus of inertia for the second component divided by a Young's Modulus for the second component. Thereafter, the first component and the second component can be used to make an actuator that is spun into fiber to make products (e.g., batting material, woven material, a suture, a thermostat needle, a gel, etc.). Other embodiments are provided that utilize computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Stephen A. Fossey, Barry S. DeCristofano
  • Patent number: 10253451
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to an omniphobic material, including a substrate layer, a first layer of first nanoparticles, the first nanoparticles having a first size and including a particle core and a coating of a fluorodecyl POSS and fluoro-elastomer co-polymer and a second layer of second nanoparticles, the second nanoparticles having a second size and including a particle core and a coating of a fluorodecyl POSS and fluoro-elastomer co-polymer. The first layer of first nanoparticles contact the fabric layer and the second layer of second nanoparticles contact the layer of first nanoparticles. The second size of the second nanoparticles is larger than the first size of the second nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Quoc Truong
  • Patent number: 10256698
    Abstract: The present invention is a fluid power generator with elastic tension gradient strips that move in a serpentine fashion to generate power from fluid flow. Each strip has a tension gradient that decreases going back. This allows steady serpentine movement of the strip to move a coil generator across multiple magnets to generate power. Tensioning tubes keep the strips under tension and attach the strips to a strip support that also supports a magnet holder. The magnet holder keeps the magnets in position within the coil generators so that any serpentine movement of the strip can generate power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Charles P Marsh, Axy Pagan-Vazquez, Carl A Feickert, Aaron Averbuch, Meredith C. K. Sellers, Christopher Joel Foster, Scott M. Lux, Justin Hesterberg, Andy Friedl, John Alexander Magerko, III
  • Patent number: 10252094
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher system that generally provides a passive ability to prevent at least some inadvertent discharge events. The fire extinguisher system having a passively activated (turned on) and deactivated (turned off) sliding safety interlock cross shaft structure. The system interlock operation is generally performed without an operator performing any new or additional tasks in addition to those tasks that are typically implemented during installation, repair, and/or maintenance tasks. The safety interlock shaft is generally shaped and positioned to prevent inadvertent discharge of fire extinguishing chemicals via propellant when the outlet does not have either of a discharge conduit (pipe, tubing, or the like) or the anti-recoil plug properly installed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Louis J. Gorenc
  • Patent number: 10245985
    Abstract: A seat assembly reclines during an under-vehicle explosion or other upward impact on the vehicle to mitigate spinal and lower leg damage to a human occupant. The seat assembly has a back frame portion and a lower frame portion. The lower frame portion has a pivotal connection with an energy absorbing mechanism mounted to the vehicle floor. The pivotal connection includes a stop mechanism to prevent seat assembly tilt during normal vehicle operation but allow tilt due to an explosion. A second mechanism is disposed between the back frame portion and the floor; this mechanism controls the seat assembly pivot and provides further absorbing of energy from the upward impact. Projections from the front of the lower frame portion toward the floor can be used to enhance seat assembly pivoting; specially designed seat engagement levers can be used for this purpose as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ravi S. Thyagarajan, Jaisankar Ramalingam, Robert G. Kargus
  • Patent number: 10246428
    Abstract: A method and compound includes mixing dichloroglyoxime with an alcohol containing an alkyne functional group in methanol to create a mixture; adding a salt compound and water to the mixture to create bis-isoxazole diol; and nitrating the bis-isoxazole diol to create 3,3?-bis-isoxazole-5,5?-bis-methylene dinitrate, which has the structural formula: The alcohol containing an alkyne functional group may include propargyl alcohol. The salt compound may include sodium bicarbonate. The method may include nitrating the bis-isoxazole diol with nitric acid. The nitric acid may include at least a concentration of 90% nitric acid in water. Alternatively, the method may include nitrating the bis-isoxazole diol with 100% nitric acid and acetic anhydride. The salt compound and the water may be added to the mixture over at least a six-hour period. The method may include mixing the mixture after adding the salt compound and the water for at least ten hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jesse J. Sabatini, Gregory W. Drake, Leah A. Wingard, Eric C. Johnson