Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Sectretary of the Navy
  • Patent number: 8177941
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage and recovery system includes a substrate having embedded hydrogen molecules and a grid of cells. Each cell includes an electron source for directing electrons onto the substrate, two orthogonal magnetic or electric fields that are oriented so that the electrons pass through both magnetic fields prior to striking the substrate, and an ion guide. A voltage source establishes a potential for the electrons that is equal to the ionization potential of the hydrogen molecules, so that hydrogen molecules are ionized when the electrons impinge on the substrate. The magnetic fields can be manipulated to deflect, or change, the direction of said electrons passing through the fields, so that electrons strike the substrate at different locations, which allows for more recovery of the embedded hydrogen molecules from the substrate. The ion guide uses an applied electric field to draw hydrogen ions that have been ionized for subsequent storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Sectretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Richard Adams, Candace Conwell
  • Patent number: 5235924
    Abstract: A system which overcomes the effects of acoustical torpedo counter-measures y using an attack on a countermeasure as a logical step toward the attack on a "real" target. A slight bearing error is introduced into a torpedo homing system to cause the torpedo to miss a small "decoy" target while permitting a "real" target to be hit. After attacking and missing the "decoy", the system then redirects the torpedo towards the "real" target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1968
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Sectretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jack H. Slaton, David E. Faulkner
  • Patent number: 5084880
    Abstract: A room temperature laser system for producing a CW Laser emission at substantially 2.7 microns is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the laser system comprises a laser diode source for producing a CW pump beam at a preselected wavelength; and a fiber laser doped with erbium activator ions to produce an output CW laser emission at a wavelength in the range of 2.71-2.78 microns when the fiber laser is pumped by the CW pump beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Sectretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Leon Esterowitz, Roger E. Allen