Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the The Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 11957453
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to systems, apparatus and methods configured for anthropometrics data/measurement acquisition such as for fitment of handguns, hand tools, weapons and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jim A. Faughn
  • Patent number: 11959711
    Abstract: A recoilless gun system, comprising a gun assembly and associated ammunition for use with the gun assembly employs an integral barrel and a rear inserted ammunition round. The recoilless gun system may combine a laser initiator and a polymer cased ammunition to enable a lightweight system. In such embodiments, the cartridge case is made from a polymer that resists high pressure before extruding into small gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frank Dindl, Kenneth Jones
  • Patent number: 11958841
    Abstract: Benzoxazine compounds, methods of making them, polymers made therefrom and methods of polymerizing the benzoxazines. These renewable benzoxazine monomers and polymers that utilize the variety of building blocks found in renewable plant biomass, demonstrate excellent processability and large temperature windows for processing of resin systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Drexel University, The United States of America as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Patent number: 11960710
    Abstract: Ways to provide information via dynamic user interfaces including Dynamic InfoGraphics (DIG) are described. DIG representations may include various elements, such as text, icons and other graphics, tags, links, etc. and may be implemented via various types of displays or operating environments. Users may include, for example, pilots, soldiers, commanders, drivers, game players, etc. Information provided via DIG may include, for instance, data received from various types of sensors, communications received from other parties or resources, calculated or otherwise determined information (e.g., predictions associated with artificial intelligence (AI) resources such as autonomous or semi-autonomous intelligent agents), and/or other appropriate information (e.g., user inputs). The received information may be applied to one or more DIG representations or templates. AI features may be used to predict future actions, paths, goals or targets, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Regina A. Hartnett
  • Patent number: 11946110
    Abstract: A metal structure includes an alloy material containing structural deformation twins embedded during a manufacturing process of the alloy material along defined directions, a defined deformation sequence, and defined strain levels. The embedded structural deformation twins mitigate failure and fracture in the alloy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Lloyd, Phillip A. Jannotti, Daniel J. Magagnosc
  • Patent number: 11940365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a passive outdoor air sampler device with various screen types and materials for efficient collection of air particles. Screens are used as a collection surface for aerosolized particles. The air sampler is suitable for long-term use in different outdoor settings with no power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jana S Kesavan, Jerold R Bottiger
  • Publication number: 20240092767
    Abstract: Benzoxazine compounds, methods of making them, polymers made therefrom and methods of polymerizing the benzoxazines. These renewable benzoxazine monomers and polymers that utilize the variety of building blocks found in renewable plant biomass, demonstrate excellent processability and large temperature windows for processing of resin systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: DREXEL UNIVERSITY, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Santosh K. Yadav, John J. LaScala
  • Patent number: 11923472
    Abstract: A deformable array of semiconductor devices, and a method of manufacturing such a deformable array. The deformable array comprises a plurality of islands, where each island contains at least one semiconductor device, and the plurality of islands are arranged in an auxetic geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Sabrina M. Curtis, Haotian Wang, Gabriel P. Anfinrud, Alexander O. Randolph, Gabriel L. Smith, Nathan S. Lazarus
  • Patent number: 11913059
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting an analyte of interest using paper spray mass spectrometry includes a spray material; a sample on the spray material including an enzyme of interest; a solvent to hydrate the sample, promote enzymatic activity, and extract analytes of interest from the sample; a substrate specific to the enzyme of interest, wherein any of the spray material and the solvent includes the substrate; a voltage source to apply a voltage to the spray material to create charged droplets of a mixture containing the sample; and a mass spectrometer to perform spectrometry on the droplets to perform any of: identify the analytes of interest in the sample; and measure a level of inhibition in any enzymes contained in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Trevor G Glaros, Elizabeth S Dhummakupt, Phillip M Mach, Daniel O Carmany
  • Patent number: 11906255
    Abstract: A power generation assembly for a weapon system converts waste energy from a firing event to electric power. The power generation assembly directs expanding burning propellant gasses within the weapon system into a turbine array to generate electric current. The electric current is rectified to trickle charge a battery bank which then powers the weapon system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Alexander Smtih, Brian Hoffman, Michael Colonnello
  • Patent number: 11898315
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ice management system is provided for removing an amount of oil from a surface of a body of water. The ice management system includes an ice frame having an ice fence coupled with an ice cage, an oil skimmer device disposed within the ice frame, and an ice deflection assembly coupled with the ice frame. The ice deflection assembly includes an auger coupled with a motor. The auger includes a drum and a deflection mechanism, and the motor is configured to rotate the auger. The deflection mechanism includes a spiral flight or a series of tabs arranged in a corkscrew pattern about the drum. The ice fence includes a plurality of curved vanes. The curved vanes have a bent rectangular plate shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Nathan J Lamie, Leonard Zabilansky, Christopher J Donnelly, Jordan M Hodge, William Burch
  • Patent number: 11884562
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for electrolysis of urea is capable of removing urea from waste-water generated by human urine or agricultural run-off while simultaneously producing cleaner water and hydrogen gas. The apparatus and method employ at least one water reduction electrode located close to at least one urea oxidation electrode. The water reduction electrode operates to generate a locally high pH such that the urea oxidation electrode operates in a locally high pH envelope where it can perform its reaction efficiently to break down the urea with little or no impact on the pH of the bulk solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: David R. Baker
  • Patent number: 11886445
    Abstract: An example method of performing searches by comparing regions includes identifying a search point contained in geo-located data. The search point is nearest in distance to a query location. A search region associated with the search point is determined. The search region includes neighbor points contained in the geo-located data that are nearest the search point. Centroids corresponding respectively to the plurality of neighbor points of the search region are determined. The centroids of the search region are compared to other centroids corresponding to other regions of the geo-located data. The number of other centroids that match with the plurality of centroids are counted, and the counts are placed in descending order, to list the other regions having the highest similarity first. An ordered list of the other regions is generated based on their respective similarities to the query region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Andrew P Strelzoff, Ashley N Abraham, Althea C Henslee, Haley R Dozier, Mark A Chappell
  • Patent number: 11879712
    Abstract: A fired cartridge case collector includes a base having a collection post. The collection post of the base is configured to collect and suspend a fired cartridge case without causing contact to an exterior surface of the fired cartridge case. The fired cartridge case collector also includes a protective envelope having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the first end of the protective envelope is configured to be removably secured to the base. The protective envelope is configured to prevent contact between an interior surface of the protective envelope and the exterior surface of the fired cartridge case while the protective envelope is removably secured to the base. The fired cartridge case collector permits individual collection, packaging, and non-contact storage of fired gun cartridge cases thereby preserving any DNA or other evidence that may be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Richard B. Moore, David F Whittaker, Kevin S Wallace, Todd W Bille, Gregory A Peiffer, Steven M Weitz
  • Patent number: 11877687
    Abstract: A heater or article of cookware is formed of a metal sheet with a first and second surface. A metal oxide layer is formed on the first surface of the sheet and a combustion catalyst is impregnated into the metal oxide layer. Fuel and air is then supplied to the first side of the metal sheet resulting in flameless catalytic combustion which heats the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Ivan Chihang Lee
  • Publication number: 20240021873
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to aqueous solid polymer electrolytes that comprise a lithium salt and battery cells comprising the same. The present invention is also directed to methods of making the electrolytes and methods of using the electrolytes in batteries and other electrochemical technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicants: High Performance Air Stable Solid Polymer Electrolyte, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Matthew D. WIDSTROM, Peter KOFINAS, Arthur V. CRESCE, Kang XU
  • Patent number: 11873119
    Abstract: A modular satellite chassis includes frame rails having at least two front frame rails and two back frame rails. Transverse parallel ribs are disposed on the interiors of the front and back frame rails. The ribs on the front frame rails correspond in location to one another and to the ribs on the back frame rails. Each rib has a central longitudinal axis and a narrow first slot disposed along the central longitudinal axis. The ribs are spaced apart by wider second slots. Trays are slidingly received by the second slots on the front frame rails and the corresponding second slots on the back frame rails. A left side panel is connected to an outside of one of the front frame rails and one of the back frame rails. A right side panel is connected to an outside of the other front frame rail and the other back frame rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Christopher M. Duron, Gauge C. Day, Jessica L. Shrontz, Travis S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11872562
    Abstract: A sealable sampling container includes a vessel having a bottom and walls upwardly extending therefrom and terminating in a sealing surface, the bottom and the walls defining a volume within the open top container. A gasket is configured to engage with the sealing surface of the vessel and a lid is configured to engage with the gasket at the sealing surface and lock to the vessel. A sampling port is affixed to one side of the vessel or the lid, the sampling port providing fluid communication between the volume within the open top container and an external environment. The sealable sampling container safely stores volatile chemical vapors and enables training on use of chemical detection equipment without resort to ventilation hoods or the use of respiratory protection equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Patrick C Riley, Brian C Hauck
  • Patent number: 11876178
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to aqueous solid state electrolytes that comprise a fluoride additive to stabilize the interface between the anode and aqueous electrolyte. The present invention is also directed to methods of making the solid state electrolyte materials and methods of using the solid state electrolyte materials in batteries and other electrochemical technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kang Xu, Chunsheng Wang, Chongyin Yang
  • Patent number: 11875908
    Abstract: An electrode for beta-photovoltaic cells includes: a substrate formed of a conductive layer with a thickness ranging between about 10 nm to 1 micron; a composite layer of radioluminescent phosphor with radioisotope particles homogeneously dispersed therein formed on conductive substrate with a thickness ranging between about 1 and 25 microns; and a semiconductor comprising a P-i-N/P-u-N junction or a N-i-P-P junction. The radioisotope may be a beta-emitter, such as Ni-63, H-3, Pm-147, or Sr-90/Y-90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John A Russo, Marc S. Litz, William B. Ray, II