Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
  • Patent number: 10733708
    Abstract: A method for mitigating turbulence in an image. A set of initial turbulence parameters is chosen. A fast de-turbulence algorithm is applied using each initial turbulence parameter to an original image, resulting in an enhanced image. The sharpness of each enhanced image is measured. The sharpness is recorded along with the corresponding initial turbulence parameter in a sharpness curve. The knee of the sharpness curve is calculated. An estimated turbulence parameter r0 is determined according to the knee. A de-turbulence algorithm is applied to the original image using r0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gregory K. Fleizach, Daniel Avila, Carmen Carrano
  • Publication number: 20200240786
    Abstract: A weak value amplification (WVA) Corolis vibratory gyroscope (CVG) is provided for measuring angular rate. The WVA CVG includes a vibratory structure that induces a deflection; an optical weak value amplifier that amplifies the deflection as an amplified signal; and a weak value detector to measure the amplified signal to determine the angular rate. Further exemplary embodiments provide first and second plates, a laser, a polarizing filter, a beam-splitter, left and right mirrors, a half-wave plate, a retarder and a detector. The first plate has four corners. The second plate has a flat surface that contacts one corner of the first plate at 45°. The laser emits an emission beam of photons. The polarizing filter polarizes the emission beam. The beam-splitter divides the beam into left and right beams. The left and right mirrors reflect respective the left and right beams. The half-wave plate shifts polarization of the left and right beams by 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Garrett K. Josemans
  • Patent number: 10725141
    Abstract: First and second superconductive sensors receive an electromagnetic signal. The first and second superconductive sensors are spaced apart such that there is a phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors. The first and second superconductive sensors output respective first and second voltage signals corresponding to the electromagnetic signal as received by the first and second superconductive sensors. A nonlinear detector detects a voltage difference between the first and second voltage signals and provides an output signal representing the detected voltage difference. The output signal corresponds to the phase difference between the electromagnetic signal as received at the first and second superconductive sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J Taylor, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Anna Leese De Escobar
  • Patent number: 10725154
    Abstract: A method and system for imaging in degraded visual environments. The system includes a laser that is positioned to transmit a Gaussian beam toward a target object located within the degraded visual environment. An optical receiver is positioned to receive return signals. A helical phase element is positioned between the target object and the optical receiver. The return signals pass through the helical phase element. The helical phase element separates coherent and incoherent light by imparting orbital angular momentum on the coherent returns to form an optical vortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brandon Cochenour, Lila Rodgers, Alan Edward Laux, Linda Mullen
  • Patent number: 10723834
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to novel poly-substituted cis stilbenes, their synthesis, their purification, and their use in thermoset resins. These novel cis stilbenes give rise to thermoset resins with greatly improved processing characteristics such as lower melting temperature and lower viscosity; resulting in polymers and composites having greatly improved thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Matthew C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10726943
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for determining a patient-specific probability of disease. The method collects clinical parameters from a plurality of patients to create a training database. A fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is created using data from the training database; and, the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network is validated. Clinical parameters are collected from an individual patient; and, such clinical parameters are input into the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model via a graphical user interface. The patient-specific probability of the healing rate of an acute traumatic wound is output from the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model and sent to the graphical user interface for use by a clinician in pre-operative planning. The fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is updated using the clinical parameters from the individual patient and the patient-specific probability of the healing rate of an acute traumatic wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, DECISIONQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Stojadinovic, Eric Elster, Doug K. Tadaki, John S. Eberhardt, III, Trevor Brown, Thomas A. Davis, Jonathan Forsberg, Jason Hawksworth
  • Patent number: 10724836
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to enhancing insensitive munitions performance. Some of the embodiments employ an outgassing pad having unique geometrical configurations, compositions, and positioning. Other embodiments rely on using thermally-releasable components to foster billet expulsion. Additional embodiments combine both aspects into entire cook-off mitigation systems for insensitive munitions improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Lee R. Hardt, Donald L. Burnett, Josiah S. Garfield, Robert A. Koontz, Eric K. Wooding, Que T. BuiDang
  • Patent number: 10727765
    Abstract: The friction driven linear motor includes a slide element with a portion with a pair of parallel straight sides. The slide element is contiguous with a zig-zag spring-like element, which is contiguous with an anchor block, which is contiguous with a MEMS substrate. The zig-zag spring-like element deforms as the slide element moves away from the anchor block. There are opposing pairs of v-beam thermal actuators. Each actuator includes a projecting cantilever beam with an end tip cycled to impinge, angularly, the slide element and extend, therein frictionally pushing the slide. A modulating current ohmically cycles the actuator from retraction to braking to pushing. At high frequencies the cantilever beam never fully retracts. The entire linear motor is composed of and is etched on a MEMS substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel Louis Jean, Ezra Chen, Troy Caruso, Andrew Jen
  • Patent number: 10726708
    Abstract: The invention automatically detects a gunshot at a plurality of detection and response nodes distributed in an area, determines the location of the active shooter, and deploys a suppression response to the location of the active shooter from each of the plurality of detection and response nodes to prevent the active shooter from firing further gunshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Phillip E. Pace
  • Patent number: 10727394
    Abstract: A system that may be used for energy harvesting includes a flexible beam secured between a first support and a second support. The supports are spaced apart at a distance less than a length of the flexible beam such that the beam is buckled. Responsive to external vibrations the flexible beam switches between a first position and a second position. A magnetic proof mass is coupled to the flexible beam at the beam's midpoint. At least one permanent magnet is positioned proximate to the magnetic proof mass and has the same polarity. The permanent magnet is positioned to expose the magnetic proof mass to a repulsive force when the magnetic proof mass is located at both the first position and the second position. Piezoelectric transducers are located above and below the first and second positions of the flexible beam to harvest energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Adi R. Bulsara, Bruno Ando, Salvatore Baglio, Vincenzo Marletta, Antonio Pistorio
  • Patent number: 10725192
    Abstract: A passive magnetic flux detector (PMFD) is provided for indicating an ambient magnetic field. The PMFD includes a coil, a rectifier, and an indicator. The indicator is either a light emitting diode (LED), a piezoelectric speaker or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: James Thomas Camp
  • Patent number: 10720635
    Abstract: An article having a continuous network of zinc and a continuous network of void space interpenetrating the zinc network. The zinc network is a fused, monolithic structure. A method of: providing an emulsion having a zinc powder and a liquid phase; drying the emulsion to form a sponge; annealing and/or sintering the sponge to form an annealed and/or sintered sponge; heating the annealed and/or sintered sponge in an oxidizing atmosphere to form an oxidized sponge having zinc oxide on the surface of the oxidized sponge; and electrochemically reducing the zinc oxide to form a zinc metal sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Debra R. Rolison, Joseph F. Parker, Jeffrey W. Long, Jesse S. Ko
  • Patent number: 10717642
    Abstract: Electromechanical device structures are provided, as well as methods for forming them. The device structures incorporate at least a first and second substrate separated by an interface material layer, where the first substrate comprises an anchor material structure and at least one suspended material structure, optionally a spring material structure, and optionally an electrostatic sense electrode. The device structures may be formed by methods that include providing an interface material layer on one or both of the first and second substrates, bonding the interface materials to the opposing first or second substrate or to the other interface material layer, followed by forming the suspended material structure by etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Karl D. Hobart, Eugene A. Imhoff, Rachael L. Myers-Ward, Eugene Cook, Jonathan Bernstein, Marc Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10716843
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Monika Simmons, Joseph Robert Putnak
  • Patent number: 10719661
    Abstract: A computing device learns a natural language. A mapper included in the computing device non-deterministically maps an input natural language sentential form to a matching semantic that is associated with a computer language function component. A translator included in the computing device translates the matching semantic into a translated natural language sentential form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Stuart H. Rubin
  • Publication number: 20200223047
    Abstract: A method employing an apparatus in conjunction with a hammer-drill to penetrate composite metal and non-metal structure or structures including, for example, thick metal or rebar encountered during concrete, rock or masonry boring operations without requiring a change in drill equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brad Moan, Eric Scheid
  • Patent number: 10711154
    Abstract: An hydrophobic epoxy resin composition including at least one ortho-substituted glycidyl ether, at least one ortho, ortho?-disubstituted glycidyl ether, at least one ortho, meta?-disubstituted glycidyl ether, at least one amine/aniline curing agent, and at least one organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Joseph W. Tsang, Michael Garrison
  • Patent number: 10711861
    Abstract: The invention is a damper that includes a hollow cylindrical housing, a hollow cylindrical piston, an annular electromagnetic orifice, a bulkhead, a chemically inert charging gas, a cylindrical metering pin, and a controller. The damper is an oleo-pneumatic damper using magnetorheological fluid that allows active damper control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jan Michael Kasprzak, Mursleen Mumtaz, Pakky Ngaha, Joseph Hodkiewicz, Mark Glucksman-Glaser, Nicholaos Sofocleous
  • Patent number: 10711941
    Abstract: A sliding mount comprising: a base having a female dovetail groove therein, wherein the female dovetail groove has an open end and a closed end; a mounting cassette having a male dovetail feature configured to slidably interface with the base by insertion through the open end; a clamp bar having proximal and distal ends, wherein the proximal end is movably connected to the base such that when the clamp bar is in an open configuration, the clamp bar is sufficiently moved away from the open end to allow the mounting cassette to move in and out of the female dovetail groove; and a clasp having a first half disposed on the base and a second half disposed on the distal end of the clamp bar such that when the clamp bar is in a closed configuration, the clamp bar spans the open end and the first half is clasped to the second half so as to bias the mounting cassette against the closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel Alberto Sura, Michael Eugene Phillips, Dale Wayne Peters
  • Patent number: 10714697
    Abstract: A method for making a nanostructure includes preparing a perovskite precursor in a solvent where the perovskite concentration ranges from about 0.5M to about 1.5M. A substrate is coated in the perovskite precursor, and the perovskite precursor is annealed onto the substrate, thereby forming the nanostructure including the substrate with perovskite nanocrystal deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Alfred J. Baca, John Stenger-Smith, M. Joseph Roberts