Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
  • Patent number: 10661917
    Abstract: A vent wash cover for covering an aircraft vent with a plurality of slots. The vent wash cover includes a main body, fingers, a threaded aperture, and a hollow conic section. The main body has a first end and a second end. The fingers are disposed on the first end and correspond in size and placement to the plurality of slots such that a seal is created between the fingers and plurality of slots. The threaded aperture is disposed on the second end, and corresponds to threads of a standard thread extension pole. The hollow conic section extends outward from the threaded aperture such that the threads of the standard thread extension pole can be properly aligned from a distance for insertion into the threaded aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles Stouffer, Ronald Bush, Joan Melendez, David Hohn
  • Publication number: 20200160098
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for feature detection such that users can apply advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) without the need for a deep understanding of existing algorithms and techniques. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods than enable easy access to a suite of machine learning algorithms and techniques, an intuitive interface for training an AI to recognize image features based on geometric “correct and refine” recursion, and real-time visualizations of training effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Samuel Irving, Christopher J. Michael, Meg Palmsten, Steven Dennis
  • Publication number: 20200159922
    Abstract: A cyber-security validator stores first computer source code and second computer source code received via an interface in a memory. The cyber-security validator compares the first computer source code and the second computer source code during at least one stage from storage through compilation and execution. The cyber-security validator determines whether a cyberattack has occurred or is in progress based on results of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Stuart H. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10654595
    Abstract: A vehicle, such as a satellite or other spacecraft, includes an electrodynamic tether connected thereto. A processor, contained within the vehicle and connected to the electrodynamic tether, is configured to cause a current to be directed to the electrodynamic tether to cause a change in motion of the vehicle. Sensors, such as an attitude sensor, a position sensor, a magnetometer, and an ionosphere sensor, are contained within the vehicle and are connected to the processor. The processor is configured to direct current to the electrodynamic tether based upon input received from the sensors to maintain the vehicle within a specified orbit, such as a highly-inclined eccentric orbit over the polar or other high-latitude region, or to change the vehicle's orbit. The processor may be configured in a closed-loop configuration to account for measured errors by the sensors position, attitude, ionospheric charge density, and/or the Earth's magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Phillippe L. Reed
  • Patent number: 10654086
    Abstract: A tensioning device for a sheet of material that includes a first ring with protrusions, a second ring, and a shaft. The first ring and the second ring are positioned such that the sheet of material can be clamped between the first ring and the second ring. The shaft has an outer surface, the outer surface includes a spiral race such that the protrusions of the first ring follow the spiral race, allowing the first ring and the second ring to displace linearly causing the sheet of material to be stretched. The spiral race includes a plurality of notches that correspond to the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ryan Bruce Anderson, Bradley Yost, Matthew Stone, Tiffany Lei
  • Patent number: 10656623
    Abstract: A system is configured to determine the calibration accuracy of an additive manufacturing machine for each of fourteen (14) geometric dimensioning and tolerancing parameters. The system also allows for the comparison of the calibration accuracy of multiple additive manufacturing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Vincent John Capobianco, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10658723
    Abstract: A high pass filter includes: an input-impedance-matching taper transition metal layer having an IMT input end and an IMT output end, the IMT input end having an IMT input end width, the IMT output end having an IMT output end width that is wider than the IMT input end width; a substrate integrated waveguide having a SIW input end and a SIW output end; and an output-impedance-matching taper transition metal layer having an OMT input end and an OMT output end, the OMT input end having an OMT input end width, the OMT output end having an OMT output end width that is wider than the OMT input end width. The substrate integrated waveguide is arranged such that the IMT output end is electrically connected to the SIW input end and such that the OMT input end is electrically connected to the SIW output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Yong Kho, Jia-Chi S. Chieh
  • Publication number: 20200148140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser module for converting preexisting analog systems into a customizable digital system. According to an illustrative embodiment of the present disclosure, a user can utilize preexisting analog equipment to operate and control a dispenser module. A squib is electrically connected to a logic circuit such that the normal “firing” of the original payload at that location will cause a change in the state of the electrical circuit. Because there are multiple payload allocations within one module, this allows electrical communication with individual/select payload devices by an operator. Payloads in the module can be quickly swapped in and out without making any changes to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Marshall Mullins, Charlie Upton, Mark Anderson, Timothy Bradley, Eric Hillenbrand
  • Publication number: 20200150955
    Abstract: A method is provided for integrating interfaces in software. The method includes incorporating a library to the source file to produce a plurality of adapters and abstractions; compiling the adapters and abstractions into a digital library; transferring the adapters and abstractions into an application source code; linking the application source code with the library to produce a combination file; and compiling the combination file into an executable application file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Brian S. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20200148893
    Abstract: The invention comprises synergistic compositions of at least one metal polycarboxylate and lithium phosphate. The synergistic compositions are designed to be added to film-forming or other compositions to reduce the corrosion of various metal surfaces or substrates on which the synergistic compositions are applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Craig Matzdorf, Frank Pepe, Michael Brindza
  • Publication number: 20200152989
    Abstract: A laminated article having a first layer and a second layer. Each layer has a porous carbon structure and a porous polymer. The pores of the two porous polymers are from 1 nanometer to 10 microns in diameter, and the two porous polymers have different pore size distributions. A method of making the laminated article by hot-pressing the two or more layers. The article may be used in an electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Megan B. Sassin, Jeffrey W. Long, Debra R. Rolison
  • Patent number: 10648583
    Abstract: A pressure-compensated rupture disk assembly and method for subsea protection of a pressure vessel. The assembly and method incorporate a piston device, a dynamic piston seal configured to move the piston device when a predetermined pressure is reached; and a rupture disk adjacent the piston device, the rupture disk having a first pressure on a piston side and a second pressure on a second side, the rupture disk being configured to open when a predetermined pressure is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brandon J. Wiedemeier, Tyler J. Harrison, Gregory W. Anderson, Carl E. Lostrom
  • Patent number: 10645924
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising one or more insecticides and further comprising a carrier composition comprising one or more glycols, and methods of controlling an insect population comprising applying said compositions to the insect habitat using a thermal fogger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jacques C Bertrand
  • Patent number: 10648619
    Abstract: A pneumatic valve controller is provided for use with a refillable gas tank that has an inlet and an outlet with a spring-loaded valve disposed in the outlet. The spring-loaded valve is biased to define a flow path between an interior of the gas tank and the outlet. The controller's housing includes a cylinder with a gas filling port in fluid communication with a first axial end of the cylinder. The cylinder's second axial end is open and aligned with the spring-loaded valve. A piston is disposed in the cylinder. A check valve has an input and an output with the input in fluid communication with the gas filling port and the output in fluid communication with the inlet of the gas tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jacob K. Cornman, Brian W. Toole, Kirk W. Vanzandt
  • Patent number: 10650012
    Abstract: A method involves receiving, from a user, a user query for data contained within a multi-dimensional dataset comprising a plurality of data objects, generating a multi-dimensional search box for use in searching the multi-dimensional dataset according to the user query, wherein the size of the multi-dimensional search box is approximated based upon a percentage of the scale of the dataset and upon the standard deviation of the data object distribution of the dataset, searching the multi-dimensional dataset using the multi-dimensional search box, and returning, to the user, data from the multi-dimensional dataset contained within the multi-dimensional search box. The multi-dimensional search box may be generated in part by modeling the range of values as an arbitrary start point within the multi-dimensional data set with extents that are Gaussian distributed with a standard deviation less than the scale of the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Ronald J. Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10648955
    Abstract: A method of detecting an analyte by: providing a derivatizing agent that is reactive with the analyte; delivering the derivatizing agent into a chamber; delivering a sample of a gas suspected of containing the analyte into the chamber before or after delivering the derivatizing agent, while the chamber is maintained at a temperature that retains the derivatizing agent and any analyte and that allows reaction between the derivatizing agent and any analyte in the chamber to form a derivatized analyte; warming the chamber to cause evaporation of any derivatized analyte; and delivering the derivatized analyte in the chamber into a gas chromatograph column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Lauryn E. DeGreeff, Christopher J. Katilie
  • Patent number: 10649142
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for splicing crystal fibers to silica glass fibers. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide mechanically stable bonds with negligible optical transmission loss by splicing fibers through a thermally enhanced reaction bonding process at lower temperatures than the melting point of the crystal. In an embodiment, mixing of the materials at elevated temperatures forms a stable intermediary material which enhances strength and reduces the transmission losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Rajesh Thapa, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel J. Gibson, Woohong Kim, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10651478
    Abstract: An article having a titanium, titanium carbide, titanium nitride, tantalum, aluminum, silicon, or stainless steel substrate, a RuO2 coating on a portion of the substrate; and a plurality of platinum nanoparticles on the RuO2 coating. The RuO2 coating contains nanoparticles of RuO2. A method of: immersing the substrate in a solution of RuO4 and a nonpolar solvent at a temperature that is below the temperature at which RuO4 decomposes to RuO2 in the nonpolar solvent in the presence of the article; warming the article and solution to ambient temperature under ambient conditions to cause the formation of a RuO2 coating on a portion of the article; and electrodepositing platinum nanoparticles on the RuO2 coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jeremy J Pietron, Michael B. Pomfret, Christopher N. Chervin, Debra R Rolison, Jeffrey W Long
  • Patent number: 10648058
    Abstract: A system and method of providing metal comprising objects via additive manufacturing techniques using an RES mixture. The RES process mixes a precursor compound and a chemical agent which thermally decomposes to form typically CO, H2, NHx, or some other reducing agent. Using the RES mixture, the additive manufacturing device reproduces an object from a sliced object model file layer-by-layer. Heat is applied to the patterned RES mixture to thermally decompose the chemical agent and reduce the precursor compound to a reduced metal species. This heating and reduction transforms the RES mixture from a general paste having little to no shear strength to an solid form exhibiting a much greater shear strength, allowing layer-by-layer generation of 3D object components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jonathan Phillips
  • Patent number: 10650499
    Abstract: A memory device receives an original input image having at least one horizontal reticle or at least one vertical reticle. The memory device also receives a horizontal reticle mask image for horizontal reticles and/or a vertical reticle mask image for vertical reticles. A processor inpaints three regions: (1) vertical reticles with a horizontal filter, (2) horizontal reticles with a vertical filter, and (3) an intersection of the horizontal and vertical reticles with a two dimensional filter. A single inpainted image is produced. The processor determines whether a maximum change in any one of the first inpainted region, the second inpainted region or the third inpainted region equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold, and if so, repeating the inpainting steps. Once the maximum change in pixel intensity is less than the predetermined threshold the processing stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gregory K. Fleizach