Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
  • Patent number: 10288588
    Abstract: A system is described that includes a known fuels database of data from gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analyses of a library of fuels with known fuel properties for a multiple known fuel samples. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry equipment can acquire gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data for an unknown fuel sample. A metaspectrum module can accept and transform the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data collected by the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry equipment for the unknown fuel sample into a single metaspectrum for the unknown fuel sample, wherein the metaspectrum is a quantitative representation of every compound detected in the unknown fuel sample. A correlation module can correlate the metaspectrum for the unknown fuel sample to a plurality of fuel properties of known fuel samples using a regression model to predict fuel properties for the unknown fuel sample. A reporting module can report the fuel properties for the unknown fuel sample to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert E. Morris, Mark H. Hammond, Kevin J. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Cramer
  • Publication number: 20190134601
    Abstract: The invention relates to strong hydrogen-bond acidic sorbents. The sorbents may be provided in a form that limits or eliminates intramolecular bonding of the hydrogen-bond acidic site between neighboring sorbent molecules, for example, by providing steric groups adjacent to the hydrogen-bond acidic site. The hydrogen bond site may be a phenolic structure based on a bisphenol architecture. The sorbents of the invention may be used in methods for trapping or detecting hazardous chemicals or explosives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Courtney A. Roberts, R. Andrew McGill
  • Publication number: 20190137335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical energy meter. Illustrative embodiments of the present disclosure include a system controller, temperature sensing system, vibration sensing system, torque sensing system, graphical display system, climate control system, and vibration control system. The invention measures the radiation pressure of incident high power electromagnetic radiation. The measurement of radiation pressure can be used to determine the power of the radiation; that is, the purposes of the invention are to measure, with high precision and accuracy, and survive the power of an incident high power electromagnetic beam while minimizing size, weight, and power requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fiordilino, Subrata Sanyal
  • Patent number: 10282407
    Abstract: According to exemplary inventive embodiments, a computer spreadsheet program (e.g., Excel) is used to devise a balance sheet template and to import a financial report. The balance sheet template is a tabular presentation having headings designating network numbers, activity numbers, and various types of financial data. Network and activity numbers are enumerated on the balance sheet template, each network number being sub-categorized into one or more activity numbers. The balance sheet template is designed for entry, in blank spaces, of the designated types of financial data corresponding to pairings of enumerated network and activity numbers. A data-filtering macro (e.g., programmed in Visual Basic for Applications) identifies in the financial report, and inserts into the balance sheet template, every item of financial data that is pertinent to both (i) a designated type of financial data and (ii) a pairing of enumerated network and activity numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gilbert F. Lee
  • Patent number: 10281242
    Abstract: An armor system includes an armor plate, and an appliqué affixed to an exterior of the armor plate, wherein the appliqué has a density increasing in a direction towards the armor plate and configured to minimize reflection of a blast wave from the armor plate. Also disclosed are method of making such an armor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David L. Knies, Kenneth S. Grabowski, Alex E. Moser
  • Patent number: 10282850
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining coordinated motion between objects. The system includes a velocity data receiving component, a position data receiving component, a multidimensional indexing component and a determining component. The velocity data receiving component receives velocity data of the objects. The position data receiving component receives position data of the objects. The multidimensional indexing component generates multidimensional indices of the objects based on the velocity data and position data. The determining component determines whether there is coordinated motion between objects based on the multidimensional indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Ronald J. Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10281385
    Abstract: A device includes a collimated light source operable to generate a collimated light source beam, which includes a beam direction. The device includes a first channel in a first plane and a second channel in a second plane different from the first plane. The second channel communicates with the first channel and includes a flow direction. The second channel is oriented to receive the collimated light source beam. The device includes a third channel in a third plane different from the second plane and communicates with the second channel. The collimated light source beam is oriented to enter a cross-section of the first channel, then to pass through the second channel, and then to enter a cross-section of the third channel such that the beam direction is opposite to the flow direction in the second channel. The device includes a focused particle stream nozzle operably connected to the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Sean J. Hart, Alexander V. Terray, Colin G. Hebert
  • Patent number: 10282376
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to converting semi-structured spatial data. Initially, semi-structured spatial data is recursively traversed to determine a dynamically nested structure. The dynamically nested structure is translated into an application specific layer structure based on feature type grouping and display capabilities of a geographic information system (GIS) application. Next, an input symbology is determined for each feature in the semi-structured spatial data. The input symbology of each feature is analyzed to determine an application symbology for each map layer in the GIS application. A spatial database is created for the GIS application based on the application specific layer structure. The features are translated from the semi-structured spatial data into the spatial database, and the application symbology of each map layer is used to render the features in the GIS application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Marvin W. Roe
  • Patent number: 10283868
    Abstract: A tunable patch antenna includes a dielectric substrate having first and second surfaces. An electrically-conductive sheet is coupled to the first surface, and a patch assembly is coupled to the second surface. The patch assembly includes an electrically-conductive base fixedly coupled to the second surface and an electrically-conductive disk rotatably coupled to the substrate. The base has a substantially circular void wherein a perimeter region of the base circumscribes the void. The base has an electrically-conductive run extending from the perimeter region to a feedpoint location within the void. The disk has a diameter greater than a diameter of the void such that the disk is in contact with the perimeter region of the base. The disk has a slot cut through it that is aligned with a center of the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Patent number: 10283695
    Abstract: A method includes providing a film of a high-temperature superconductor compound on a substrate, where a portion of the film has a first oxygen state, and exposing a portion of the film to a focused ion beam to create a structure within the film. The structure may result from the portion of the film being partially or completely removed. The structure may be a trench along the length or width of the film. The method may include annealing the exposed portion of the film to a second oxygen state. The oxygen content of the second oxygen state may be greater or less than the oxygen content of the first oxygen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Taylor, Teresa H. Emery
  • Patent number: 10279519
    Abstract: A mold assembly includes a first upper portion, a second upper portion, and a base removably coupled to each other. A method of manufacturing an electrical connector with the mold assembly includes preheating a resin, mixing the resin with a hardener, preheating the mold assembly, injecting the resin hardener mixture into the mold assembly, and curing the resin hardener mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David Bartlett, Elizabeth O'Neill, Robert Moser, Roger Dickerhoof, Carl Miller, Joshua Jeffers, Bryan Woosley, James Merryfield
  • Patent number: 10281281
    Abstract: A decision support and control system including a Graphical User Interface configured for displaying multiple transit options for a platform with respect to hazard and objects along with accompanying methods is provided. The methods and apparatus may receive information from a variety of systems such as a ship's radar and electro-optical systems to derive threat information, and a ship's weapon systems that may include both lethal and non-lethal weapons, the maximum and minimum range of the weapons, the accuracy characteristics of the weapons, and the maximum and minimum azimuth angles that the weapons can engage. The apparatus and methods may provide multiple transit options for a ship that provides tactical suggestions for a ship to successfully defend itself against a swarm attack by multiple incoming threats. Such tactical suggestions illustratively account for the various paths being presented and may also present performance metrics such as associated probabilities of success.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventor: Matthew K. Ward
  • Patent number: 10283597
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure including a scandium (Sc)- or yttrium (Y)-containing material layer situated between a substrate and one or more overlying layers. The Sc- or Y-containing material layer serves as an etch-stop during fabrication of one or more devices from overlying layers situated above the Sc- or Y-containing material layer. The Sc- or Y-containing material layer can be grown within an epitaxial group III-nitride device structure for applications such as electronics, optoelectronics, and acoustoelectronics, and can improve the etch-depth accuracy, reproducibility and uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew T. Hardy, Brian P. Downey, David J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10283851
    Abstract: An antenna comprising: a solar collector; two conductive, orthogonal half-loops mounted to the solar collector such that the solar collector functions as a ground; an RF power source configured to feed RF power to each of the two half-loops having a 90-degree phase difference relative to each other; and a conductive cage structure surrounding the two half-loops, wherein the cage structure includes a conductive ring disposed above the center section, the conductive ring having an equilateral cross of conductive material disposed within the ring and supported by leg structures which are in electrically-conductive contact with the solar collector, and wherein each leg structure has attached thereto a non-Foster circuit having a negative impedance, wherein the non-Foster circuits are configured to actively load the cage structure such that the cage structure functions as an active, internal matching network for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Justin A. Church, Nazia Ahmed Mozaffar, Frederick J. Verd
  • Patent number: 10280310
    Abstract: A monolayer film of nanoparticles can formed from a fluid mixture by combining nanoparticles dispersed in water with a water-miscible organic solvent and a molecular ligand comprising a head group with affinity for the nanoparticle, and introducing the fluid mixture to a substrate in the presence of an air/fluid interface, thereby causing a monolayer film of nanoparticles to form on the substrate. Such monolayers films can include metallic nanoparticles such as gold, and possess substantially uniform spacing over at least a one centimeter length scale. The films are metasurfaces effective to cause a range of linear refractive index of from around unity at 700 nm to 10 at 1500 nm. Such metasurfaces might find utility, for example, as ultrafast (picosecond scale) switches at wavelengths useful for telecommunications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jake Fontana, Jawad Naciri, Banahalli R. Ratna, Nicholas A. Charipar, Alberto Piqué
  • Patent number: 10283241
    Abstract: A responsive cryogenic power distribution system for maintaining cryogenic refrigeration throughout a superconducting network. The responsive cryogenic power distribution system includes a plurality of cryogenic cable arrangements and cryogenic cooling stations, arranged to form a single master closed loop arrangement and a plurality of sub closed loop arrangements, enclosed within the single master closed loop arrangement. The system also includes sensors and controllers that allow for reconfiguration in the event of a loss of one or more cryogenic cooling stations and/or one or more cryogenic cable arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jacob T. Kephart, Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Nathan N. Spivey
  • Publication number: 20190128475
    Abstract: Shock and/or impact-resistant pressure vessels having elastomeric coatings are provided. The pressure vessels of the invention are significantly lighter than conventional air tanks having the same capacity, while enhancing safety in military and undersea environments. Methods for protecting pressure vessels from ballistic, blast wave, and mechanical impacts, while also providing corrosion protection, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. ROLAND, Karen Swider LYONS, Gary S. BUCKLEY
  • Patent number: 10274508
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system and methods for isolating the inertial and non-inertial components of a velocity field in a body of water, and further provides methods for predicting a path of an object in a body of water and for identifying an initial location in the water at which an object should be placed so that it travels to a desired location. The methods in some cases can partition a time series of velocity fields into inertial and non-inertial components in such a way that accounts for the variation of the inertial period over the range of latitudes within the field and maintains the fidelity of non-inertial variability over both shorter and longer time scales. The embodiments seperate the less-reliable inertial components from the more-reliable non-inertial background, enabling straightforward calculation of transport due to the non-inertial flow and evaluation of the superposition of inertial oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charlie N. Barron, Peter L. Spence, Lucy F. Smedstad
  • Patent number: 10273913
    Abstract: A combustor including a first perforated layer including a first opening having a first diameter, wherein the first opening is configured to receive a flow of fluid including a fuel and air mixture; and impart a first rotational instability to the flow of fluid that is dependent on the first diameter; and a second perforated layer surrounding a combustion area, wherein the second perforated later includes a second opening having a second diameter, and wherein the second layer is located between the first layer and the combustion area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Steven G. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10274548
    Abstract: A device in accordance with several embodiments can include a plurality of N Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), which can be divided into a plurality of sub-blocks of SQUIDs. The SQUIDs in the sub-blocks can be RF SQUIDs, DC SQUIDs or bi-SQUIDs. The sub-blocks can be arranged in a plurality of X tiers, with each Ti tier having a different number of sub-blocks of SQUIDs than an immediately adjacent Ti tier. Each Ti tier can have the same total bias current; and can have SQUIDs with different critical currents and loop sizes, with the different loop sizes on each tier having a Gaussian distribution of between 0.5 and 1.5 (or a random distribution). Additionally, the Arrays can be configured as three independent planar arrays of SQUIDs. The three planar arrays can be triangular when viewed in top plan, and can be arranged so that they are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Robert Lewis Fagaly