Patents Assigned to The United States of America
  • Publication number: 20240234139
    Abstract: A method for growing nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) on Ga2O3 to provide thermal management in Ga2O3-based devices. A protective SiNx interlayer is deposited on the Ga2O3 before growth of the NCD layer to protect the Ga2O3 from damage caused during growth of the NCD layer. The presence of the NCD provides thermal management and enables improved performance of the Ga2O3-based device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Marko J. Tadjer, Joseph A. Spencer, Alan G. Jacobs, Hannah N. Masten, James Spencer Lundh, Karl D. Hobart, Travis J. Anderson, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Bradford B. Pate, Boris N. Feigelson
  • Publication number: 20240236817
    Abstract: A target homing optimized routing protocol over an aerial service gateway relay domain. A method of proactive routing comprising the steps of designating each node of a plurality of nodes within a mobile ad-hoc network as either one of a plurality of target homeport nodes, one of a plurality of comms-relay nodes, or one of a plurality of sensor nodes, initializing a target homing optimized protocol by propagating a plurality of route chains to each of the plurality of comms-relay nodes and each of the plurality of sensor nodes, maintaining the plurality of route chains at each of the plurality of nodes, wherein a plurality of routing tables, each associated with one of the plurality of nodes, comprises the plurality of route chains, generating sensor information at the plurality of sensor nodes, and selectively transmitting the sensor information to the plurality target homeport nodes along a primary route chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Albert Kitagawa Legaspi
  • Publication number: 20240235687
    Abstract: An optical single sideband generation system comprising a RF signal generator generates a sawtooth drive voltage with a first frequency. A laser source provides the initial optical carrier with a second frequency that is modulated by a first phase modulator. The modulation shifts the optical carrier by the amount of the first frequency, and with added phase errors due to the imperfections of the sawtooth drive. A directional coupler allows the optical carrier to be divided into the error measurement path and the error correction path. The modulated signal goes to a phase detector that measures the phase error and converts the phase error signal to a baseband electrical signal. The optical signal at the output of the second phase modulator is the desired single sideband shifted from the original carrier with the phase errors of the signal generator suppressed by the error correction feedforward path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: James R Adleman, David Chao
  • Publication number: 20240228657
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molecule comprising: (a) a first domain, which comprises a targeting moiety; (b) a second domain, which comprises an albumin binding domain (ABD), (c) a third domain, which comprises a furin cleavage sequence (“FCS”), which FCS is cleavable by furin; and (d) a fourth domain, which comprises an optionally substituted Domain III from Pseudomonas exotoxin A (“PE”). Related nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of producing the molecule, methods of treating or preventing cancer in a mammal, and methods of inhibiting the growth of a target cell are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: The United States of America,as represented by the Secretary,Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Ira H. Pastan, Junxia Wei, Masanori Onda, Tapan Bera, Mitchell Ho
  • Publication number: 20240230946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a remote tomography system. A filament system generates at least one plurality of plasma filaments. An electromagnetic radiation (EMR) system directs EMR towards the at least one plurality of plasma filaments such that the EMR reflects off of the at least one plurality of plasma filaments towards at least one target region. The EMR system is configured to receive EMR reflected from the at least one plurality of plasma filaments such that EMR reflecting from the at least one target region can be directed towards the EMR system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Scott C McGirr, Ronald J Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 12030930
    Abstract: Single-domain antibodies (SAbs) against three Yersinia pestis surface proteins (LcrV, YscF, and F1), nucleic acid sequences encoding the SAbs, and polypeptides comprising two or more SAbs capable of recognizing two or more epitopes and/or antigens. The present invention further includes methods for preventing or treating Y. pestis infections in a patient; methods for detecting and/or diagnosing Y. pestis infections; and devices and methods for identifying and/or detecting Y. pestis on a surface and/or in an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Camilla A Mauzy, Serge Victor Marie Muyldermans
  • Patent number: 12030932
    Abstract: Single-domain antibodies (SAbs) against three Yersinia pestis surface proteins (LcrV, YscF, and F1), nucleic acid sequences encoding the SAbs, and polypeptides comprising two or more SAbs capable of recognizing two or more epitopes and/or antigens. The present invention further includes methods for preventing or treating Y. pestis infections in a patient; methods for detecting and/or diagnosing Y. pestis infections; and devices and methods for identifying and/or detecting Y. pestis on a surface and/or in an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Camilla A Mauzy, Serge Victor Marie Muyldermans
  • Patent number: 12031074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for measuring property changes via in-situ micro-viscometry and methods of using same. The aforementioned device is inexpensive and can be used to quickly and accurately measure numerous physical and chemical property changes, including but not limited to the rate of chemical cure, change in tack, and rate of mass loss, for example, rate of moisture, solvent and/or plasticizer change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Michael D. Sherburne
  • Patent number: 12031954
    Abstract: A method of measuring millisecond-scale blast and impact characterization in soft materials includes embedding one or more sensors in soft material, wherein the one or more sensors have mechanical properties approximately matching the soft material; applying a constant current to the one or more sensors; subjecting the soft material to a shock or impact event; measuring a response as a change in voltage; and converting the measured voltage to strain or pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Christopher Rudolf
  • Patent number: 12030931
    Abstract: Single-domain antibodies (SAbs) against three Yersinia pestis surface proteins (LcrV, YscF, and F1), nucleic acid sequences encoding the SAbs, and polypeptides comprising two or more SAbs capable of recognizing two or more epitopes and/or antigens. The present invention further includes methods for preventing or treating Y. pestis infections in a patient; methods for detecting and/or diagnosing Y. pestis infections; and devices and methods for identifying and/or detecting Y. pestis on a surface and/or in an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Camilla A Mauzy, Serge Victor Marie Muyldermans
  • Patent number: 12031928
    Abstract: A system for analyzing soil content of a field includes a data acquisition unit configured to detect gamma spectra of each of a plurality of soil samples, wherein a surface area of the field is divided into a plurality of portions and the plurality of soil samples comprises at least one soil sample from each of the plurality of portions, a navigation unit configured to detect geographic coordinates of each of the plurality of soil samples, a data analysis unit configured to associate the detected gamma spectra of each of the plurality of soil samples with the geographic coordinates of the soil sample and determine a weight percent of at least one element within each of the soil samples based on the detected gamma spectra, and an element content map unit configured to generate a map indicating concentration of the at least one element within the soil of the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignees: AUBURN UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Bryan A. Chin, Henry Allen Torbert, III, Galina N. Yakubova, Aleksandr Kavetskiy, Nikolay Sargsyan
  • Patent number: 12032501
    Abstract: A central payload manager device may include a network switch, a central payload manager processing device, a plurality of connecting interfaces, a plurality of sensor processing devices connected to corresponding ones of the connecting interfaces and to the network switch, a cell modem or radio link connected to one or more of the connecting interfaces and to the network switch, a data storage device connected to the processing device, wherein the data storage device is configured to receive and store information from the plurality of sensor processing devices and from the cell modem or radio link via the network switch and the central payload manager processing device; and an iridium modern connecting to the central payload manager processing device and to a corresponding one of the connecting interfaces, wherein the iridium modem is configured to receive and transmit the stored information from the data storage device to an iridium antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Blake J. Landry, Charles R. Key, Edward F. Braithwaite, III
  • Patent number: 12032373
    Abstract: The invention relates to an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The AUV includes a frame and tunnel thrusters for propelling and orientating the AUV, where the tunnel thrusters have inlets and outlets, each of outlets being directed in a different orientation, and are mounted to the frame. The AUV further includes fasteners for connecting the frame to a hull, where the fasteners have an orientation that is substantially parallel to the tunnel thrusters. The hull has a substantially spherical shape and further includes (1) a bottom plate with inlet openings, (2) a top plate with outlet openings, where the top plate and the bottom plate are affixed to the fasteners and hold plate rings of the hull in place, and (3) each of the plate rings that further includes a corresponding retention ring and corresponding central plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ross Anthony Eldred, Jonathan Lussier
  • Patent number: 12034215
    Abstract: A slotted waveguide array (SWA) antenna is provided for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The antenna includes a base, a pair of brackets, a pair of spars, a plurality of waveguides, and a radome. The base provides longitudinal and lateral support for the antenna on a platform. The brackets are disposed at longitudinally opposite ends on the base. The spars connect the brackets and are disposed at laterally opposite ends of the base. The waveguides are disposed in stagger array. Each waveguide has a pair of broad walls and a pair of side walls that share longitudinal edges. The broad wall is wider than the side wall. The broad wall includes elliptical slots penetrating each waveguide. The stagger array arranges first and second waveguides share respective first and second longitudinal edges. The radome covers the waveguides and connects to the pair of spars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Douglas Mark Wilson, Blake Charles Duff, Jon Cameron Pouncey
  • Patent number: 12029794
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and compositions for the diagnosis and/or treatment of tumors, such as ocular tumors, using virus-like particles conjugated to photosensitive molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignees: Biosciences, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv.
    Inventors: Elisabet de los Pinos, John Todd Schiller, Rhonda C. Kines, John MacDougall
  • Patent number: 12031084
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymeric composite. The polymeric composite includes a polymeric matrix that further includes a thermoset polymer and a phase change material that has been mixed with the polymeric matrix using a thickening agent. In some cases, the polymeric composite is at least 10% by weight of the phase change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Claudia Catalina Luhrs
  • Publication number: 20240216527
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and compositions for the diagnosis and/or treatment of tumors, such as ocular tumors, using virus-like particles conjugated to photosensitive molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicants: Aura Biosciences, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv.
    Inventors: Elisabet de los Pinos, John Todd Schiller, Rhonda C. Kines, John MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20240216068
    Abstract: A system to estimate consequences of an explosion includes a scenario generator to generate a scenario based on user input and scenario parameters; an explosive device model generator to generate an explosive device model based on the user input and explosive device parameters; a propagation of hazards modeler to model propagation of hazards into the scenario based on the user input and hazard parameters; an injury modeler to model injuries corresponding to modeling propagation of hazards into the scenario based on injury parameters; and an iteration and output generator to iterate by using additional iterative subsets of the parameters to generate the scenario, generate the explosive device model, model propagation of hazards, and model injuries, until parameter spaces of the parameters are covered. The iteration and output generator generates an injury record based injury outcomes from the modeling of injuries corresponding to the iterating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Rachel Gooding, Alexander Dolan, David Bradley, Kevin Wegman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Hawkins, Timothy Davis, Thomas Kirsch
  • Patent number: 12024833
    Abstract: Portable road segments, herein referred to as surface vehicles, include first and second surface vehicles. A female wedge mount is attached to the first surface vehicle. The female wedge mount has a concave contact surface including three or more female contact surface segments an at least two female wedge slots. A male wedge mount is attached to the second surface vehicle. The male wedge mount has a convex contact surface including three or more male contact surface segments and at least two male wedge slots that are aligned with the at least two female wedge slots, respectively, when the convex contact surface of the male wedge mount and the concave contact surface of the female wedge mount are in aligned contact with one another to form an adjacent connection between the first and second surface vehicles. A mechanism includes at least two pins that are movable along the at least two male and female wedge slots, respectively, between unlocked and locked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Matthew P Murray, Gary E Johnston, David A Nguyen, Christopher M Ables, Thad C Pratt
  • Patent number: 12024311
    Abstract: A boom cover for covering a refueling boom, particularly a flying boom, of a refueling aircraft. The boom has a closure which has a shield sized to cover the open end of the refueling boom, to prevent intrusion of debris, animals, etc. The closure has a hoop for circumscribing the boom and drawing the shield taut for remaining on the boom and flaccid for attachment to and removal from the boom. The closure may be attached to and removed from the boom by a longitudinally rotatable handle which is manipulated by a ground operator. Optionally the handle may be removable from the closure for use on subsequent aircraft or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Jacob Helzer