Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
  • Patent number: 10690933
    Abstract: A speckle reduction instrument having a parabolic reflector and flat mirror to form a cavity-based unit. Laser light is collected and bounced around the cavity hitting a diffuser surface multiple times. The laser light that is highly coherent is converted into less-coherent but still bright light suitable for illumination in microscopes and other devices. Also disclosed is the related method for reducing speckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert Furstenberg, Chris Kendziora, R. Andrew McGill
  • Patent number: 10690992
    Abstract: A method for making a chalcogenide glass waveguide in a liquid crystal-based non-mechanical beam steering device that permits steering in the mid-wave infrared. The waveguide core, the subcladding, or both comprise a chalcogenide glass. A mask is used to produce a tapered subcladding. Also disclosed is the related non-mechanical beam steering device that includes a chalcogenide waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jesse A. Frantz, Jason D. Myers, Robel Y. Bekele, Christopher M. Spillmann, Jawad Naciri, Jakub Kolacz, Henry G. Gotjen, Jason Auxier, Leslie Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10689422
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter relates to a recombinant polypeptide constructs comprising enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli fimbrial subunits. The recombinant polypeptide constructs comprise multiple subunits to the same or different ETEC fimbrial types. The constructs are useful for inclusion in immunogenic formulations for the induction of immunity against entertoxigenic Escherichia coli. The inventive subject matter also relates to the use of the recombinant polypeptide constructs in induce anti-enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli immunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Stephen Savarino
  • Patent number: 10690459
    Abstract: A fuze booster includes a first explosive charge having a cavity with an annular portion of the first explosive charge encircling a first axial portion of the cavity and a semi-annular portion partially encircling a second axial portion of the cavity. The annular portion abuts the semi-annular portion. An explosively-inert material abuts the semi-annular portion, abuts the annular portion, and partially encircles the second axial portion of the cavity. A second explosive charge abuts the explosively-inert material, abuts the semi-annular portion, and partially encircles the second axial portion of the cavity. The second axial portion of the cavity is thus completely encircled by a combination of the semi-annular portion, the explosively-inert material, and the second explosive charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mary H. Sherlock, Brian A. Cole, Kyle M. Beckett, Joshua E. Felts, Forrest R. Svingala, Reid M. McKeown, Harold W. Sandusky
  • Patent number: 10684909
    Abstract: A system and method that automatically detects anomalies in a cloud service system on an ongoing basis and which can be used to trigger live migration of cloud services includes a cloud server system configured to provide a plurality of virtualized cloud services through processes running over a set of virtual machines hosted on the cloud server system, and a processor which receives data related to the operations of the virtual machines and determines whether any of the virtual machines are exhibiting anomalous behavior. The processor applies a Kalman Filter to make predictions on the future state and covariance of the virtual machines and then calculates the log likelihood of the predicted values. If the predicted values deemed to be very unlikely, then the processor signals that an anomaly has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael A. August, Mamadou H. Diallo, Dillon P. Glasser, Christopher T. Graves, Roger A. Hallman, Scott M. Slayback
  • Patent number: 10684213
    Abstract: A freestanding coating membrane is fabricated and is tested for ionic transport. An adhesive liner is situated on a flat surface, paint is poured on the liner, a leveling blade is used to impart a uniform thickness to the uncured paint, the paint when completely cured is peeled from the liner, and the thickness of the resultant freestanding membrane is measured. Saline water is placed in an open-ended reservoir in communication with an assembly holding the freestanding membrane and containing deionized water. A pump causes water to circulate through the assembly via a conduit, which is connected at both ends to the assembly. The electrical conductivity of the circulating water is monitored for an appropriate duration for indication of salt concentration. The conductivity is initially low because the circulating water is originally deionized, and gradually increases commensurately with the amount of salt (e.g., chloride) ions passing through the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jamaal D. Delbridge, Erick O. Satchell
  • Patent number: 10686116
    Abstract: Described herein is the use of large phase transformational strain in relaxor ferroelectric single crystals for broadband sound generation. The technique exploits the thermo-optical triggering and thus an opto-acoustic effect of ferroelectric phase transformation piezocrystals under mechanical bias conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Peter Finkel, Margo Staruch, Fletcher Blackmon, Lynn Antonelli
  • Patent number: 10682759
    Abstract: Typical inventive practice allocates functions between human and robot, interacting in an unmanned system. Analyses are performed of: mission system; function allocation; and, human-robot interaction automation allocation. Mission system analysis includes: identification of mission system needs, mission system integration parameters, and mission capability configuration; and, mission system report creation (at least partially based on these identifications). Function allocation analysis includes: mission activity analysis; functional allocation report creation (at least partially based on the mission activity analysis); unmanned system safety analysis; and, unmanned system safety report creation (at least partially based on the unmanned system safety analysis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Rosemarie Yagoda Oelrich
  • Patent number: 10686041
    Abstract: A 3C—SiC buffer layer on Si(001) comprising a porous buffer layer of 3C—SiC on a Si(001) substrate, wherein the porous buffer layer is produced through a solid state reaction, and wherein an amorphous carbon layer on the Si(001) substrate is deposited by magnetron sputtering of a C target at room temperature at a rate of 0.8 nm/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Connie H. Li, Glenn G. Jernigan, Berend T. Jonker, Ramasis Goswami, Carl S. Hellberg
  • Patent number: 10683735
    Abstract: A shaped charge includes a casing with a liner disposed therein. The liner has two spaced-apart and nested walls with each wall having an identical ogive shape. An explosive material fills a portion of the casing up to one of the walls. A loose particulate material is disposed between the walls. A blasting cap is coupled to a first axial end of the casing adjacent to the explosive material, and a sealing cap is coupled to a second axial end of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel McCarthy, Lee Foltz, Angel Diaz, David Rivera Marchand
  • Patent number: 10685144
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting counterfeit integrated circuits are provided. One exemplary embodiment of a method can include: providing an integrated circuit for testing; and characterizing capacitive and inductive loading of the integrated circuit power for a specified frequency range; wherein the characterizing step further comprises applying a low level alternating current to a power pin while measuring for capacitance characterization conditions created by the integrated circuit's internal capacitance and inductance responses, wherein by sweeping the alternating current signal across a specified frequency range one or more capacitance related device signature can be created and used to identify a component as originating from a trusted source or not. A system can include components and machine readable instructions for operating the components using exemplary methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brett J. Hamilton, Andrew M. Howard
  • Patent number: 10682147
    Abstract: A surgical guide assembly having an attachment device configured to be coupled to a bone. A cut location indicator is coupled to the attachment device. The cut location indicator identifies a location where the bone is to be cut. An arm is coupled to the attachment device, the cut location indicator, or both. A support structure is coupled to the arm. The support structure is configured to have a trackable feature coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: The Johns Hopkins University, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Defense
    Inventors: Gerald Grant, Peter Liacouras, Chad Gordon, Ryan Murphy, Mehran Armand
  • Publication number: 20200185121
    Abstract: A composite material with enhanced electrical conductivity. The composite material includes two distinct phases. The first distinct phase is an excluded volume phase that includes an electrical insulator. The second distinct phase, a conductor phase, is a composite including an electrically insulating matrix and an embedded conductor phase that has sufficient concentration to exceed a percolation threshold within the conductor phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Claudia Catalina Luhrs, Dragoslav Grbovic, Jonathan Phillips, Brian Christopher Earp
  • Patent number: 10676445
    Abstract: A new azido compound, 5-amino-6-chloro-2,4-diazido-pyrimidine, and a process for synthesizing. The synthesis may include reacting 5-amino-2,4,6-trichloropyrimidine and sodium azide. There is an excess molar amount of sodium azide for each chloro fractional molar amount on the 5-amino-2,4,6-trichloropyrimidine. The synthesis is a two phase reaction that is a dispersion. The 5-amino-2,4,6-trichloropyrimidine dissolved in acetone is a liquid phase, and the sodium azide is insoluble in acetone and is a solid phase, that is present in excess of chemical equivalents. The reaction product is soluble in acetone, and the reaction by-product, sodium chloride is also insoluble in acetone, and the crude yield is about 92%. Unreacted sodium azide and formed sodium chloride are removed by filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Wilhelm, Farhad Forohar, Denisse Soto
  • Patent number: 10677567
    Abstract: A transparent composite armor is made of tens to hundreds or even thousands of thin layers of material each with a thickness of 10-500 ?m. An appropriate amount of impedance mismatch between the layers causes some reflection at each interface but limit the amplitude of the resulting tensile wave below the tensile strength of the constituent materials. The result is an improvement in ballistic performance and that will result is a significant impact in reducing size, weight, and volume of the armor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Guillermo R. Villalobos, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Bryan Sadowski, Michael Hunt, Robert E. Miklos, Colin C. Baker, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Alex E. Moser
  • Patent number: 10675841
    Abstract: A thin diamond film bonded to a diamond substrate made by the process of heating a diamond substrate inside a vacuum chamber to about 500° C., cooling the diamond substrate, coating a first surface of the diamond substrate with chromium, depositing an initial layer of palladium, heating the diamond substrate, allowing the chromium and the diamond substrate to form a chemical bond, inter-diffusing the adhesion layer of chromium and the initial layer of palladium, cooling, depositing palladium, placing a shadow mask, degassing the vacuum, depositing a tin layer, assembling the tin layer, heating the tin layer, melting the tin layer, and bonding the thin diamond film to the diamond substrate. A thin diamond film bonded to a diamond substrate comprising a thin diamond film, a layer of chromium, palladium, tin, and a diamond substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary by the Navy
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Shaw, Jeremy Hanna
  • Patent number: 10676168
    Abstract: A breathing-air tank pressure tracking system includes a housing having lights mounted therein. The lights are spaced-apart from one another and disposed along a line. A pressure sensor is coupled to a tank containing pressurized breathing air. The pressure sensor detects a pressure of the pressurized breathing air and produces a signal indicative thereof. The housing is configured to be coupled to an exterior portion of a dive helmet wherein the lights are positioned in a field-of-view of a user wearing the dive helmet. A controller, mounted in the housing, is coupled to the pressure sensor and the lights. The controller activates selected ones of the lights based on the signal received from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brian C. Wentworth, Dennis Gallagher, Richard Manley, William Hughes, III, Bryan Le
  • Publication number: 20200170855
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism is provided far attaching an instrument to a litter pole. The mechanism includes a platform, a base, first and second clamps, a quick-release pin and first and second thumb screws. The platform attaches the instrument and includes an elongated plate terminating in serifs at both ends. The base disposes the platform and includes a floor bounded by corner posts that extend above the floor, a block that extends below the floor, and a flange. The flange extends below the floor opposite the block, and the flange includes a first hinge. The clamp pivots on the base between the black and the flange. The clamp includes a second hinge that engages the first hinge, a curve member that connects to the second hinge for receiving the pole, and a tang that connects to the curve member. The spacer includes a convex surface to engage a joint on the pole and a flat surface opposite the convex surface to engage the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Michael W. Harris
  • Patent number: 10670687
    Abstract: Apparatus and related methods are provided for evaluating effectiveness of a visual augmentation system (VAS), such as night vision goggles (NVGs). The apparatus and methods illustratively measure the response time of the visual augmentation system (VAS) as a function of targeting detection, engagement, and scan angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Kiron Mateti, Aaron Cole
  • Patent number: 10669448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds having the formula: R1—(CO—NH—R2—R3)n and polymers made by moisture curing the compound. R1 is an organic group, a dimeric fatty acid chain, a dimeric linoleic fatty acid chain, a trimeric fatty acid chain, a saturated form of any thereof, a residue of a phenalkamine compound, or a residue of a polyamine. Each R2 is an aliphatic group or an aminoaliphatic group. Each R3 comprises an alkoxysilane group. The value n is a positive integer. The compound may be made by reacting a polyester with an amine having an alkoxysilane group or reacting a polyacid with an isocyanate having an alkoxysilane group. Also disclose are compounds made by reacting an amido amine with an epoxy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Arthur A. Webb, Jozef Verborgt