Patents Assigned to U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 11219785
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to chemical and biological protective garments and ensembles (i.e., two-part garments that when worn together cover most of the human body) and composite fabrics used therein. The composite fabrics include embodiments having a fabric cover layer combined with a vapor protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Natalie L Pomerantz, Stephanie M Tew
  • Patent number: 11191309
    Abstract: A knee pad assembly includes a protective member, a hard shell member and a hinge member connecting the protective member and the hard shell member. A first end of the hard shell member is connected to the hinge member. A second end of the hard shell member opposing the first end has an upper lip member and a lower lip member, the upper lip member and the lower lip member defining a recessed member that extends from one side of second end of the hard shell member to an other side of the second end of the hard shell member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kathryn L McCusker, Robert E Drown, Matthew J Hurley, Alfredo Lujan
  • Patent number: 11185845
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a microcapsule including a particle core selected from activated carbon (AC), super activated carbon (SAC), MOF composition, multifunctional material or a mixture thereof and a water-soluble polymer shell, including a membrane into which the microcapsule is incorporated, a membrane with exposed AC, SAC, MOF, or multifunctional materials or mixture thereof formed therefrom and methods used is the formation of all of the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Quoc Truong
  • Publication number: 20210356243
    Abstract: The present invention is a pyrotechnic time delay system that is improved over prior-art designs. Specifically, the system described herein comprises at least one delay element. The delay element or delay elements each have an input charge, a delay composition, and an output charge. Both the input charge and the output charge are igniter compositions and are comprised of the same components despite having different functional goals. The input charge and output charge compositions preferably contain titanium, manganese dioxide, and polytetrafluoroethylene. The delay composition may be modified from current formulations to include manganese and manganese dioxide, or tungsten and manganese dioxide. The system disclosed herein may be comprised of one delay element, or it may be modular wherein multiple delay elements are connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony Shaw, Jay Poret, Lori Groven, Joshua Koenig, Jason Brusnahan
  • Patent number: 11156442
    Abstract: A multi-piece projectile for a small arm training ammunition round maintains stable flight until reaching transonic speeds. During transonic and subsonic flight, aerodynamic features located on the projectile generate a pressure differential to increase limit cycle motion of the projectile. The aerodynamic features are located on a portion of the projectile which does not interface with rifling elements of the gun barrel and may include protrusions in or extrusions from the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kyle Kampo, Raymond Chaplin, Sung Chung, Marco Duca, Gregory Rodebaugh
  • Patent number: 11149462
    Abstract: A modular shelter system includes a floor panel having a first curved surface along a lateral edge on a top side of the floor panel and a first inside surface located inside of the first curved surface. The modular shelter system additionally includes a wall panel having a second curved surface along a bottom end of the wall panel, wherein the second curved surface is configured to rotate relative to the first curved surface, and wherein the second curved surface is configured to mate with the first curved surface. The wall panel further has a second inside surface located inside of the second curved surface, wherein the second inside surface is configured to mate with the first inside surface when the wall panel is erected over the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Melvin W. Jee, Conor R. Hennessy
  • Patent number: 11123590
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a method of treating of asbestos or asbestos-containing material, comprising applying to the asbestos or asbestos-containing material a composition including a treatment compound comprising at least one of hexafluoro titanium di-ammonium, potassium hexafluoro zirconate. ammonium hexafluoro phosphate. ammonium hexafluoro stannate, ammonium hexafluoro germanate, ammonium tetrafluoro borate or ammonium heptafluoro tantalite; and a fluorine scavenger compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ferdinando F Bruno, Manuele Bernabei, LTC Andrea Chiappa, David Ziegler, Nicole F Farhadi
  • Patent number: 11123937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a retro-reflective thread 100 including an internal section 10; a plurality of fibers 12, each fiber comprising a respective longitudinal axis and a respective surface and each fiber comprising a first material that is at least partially optically transmissive, and wherein said plurality of fibers are configured with their respective longitudinal axes substantially co-linearly aligned with one another and said plurality of fibers are interconnected in series around said internal section and wherein a first part 12b of said respective surface of each of said plurality of fibers faces into said internal section; and a reflective material 14 provided on said first part of said respective surface of each of said plurality of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael Ghebrebrhan, Landa Hoke
  • Patent number: 11125545
    Abstract: The present invention is a pyrotechnic time delay system that is improved over prior-art designs. Specifically, the system described herein comprises at least one delay element. The delay element or delay dements each have an input charge, a delay composition, and an output charge. Both the input charge and the output charge are igniter compositions and are comprised of the same components despite having different functional goals. The input charge and output charge compositions preferably contain titanium, manganese dioxide, and polytetrafluoroethylene. The delay composition may be modified from current formulations to include manganese and manganese dioxide, or tungsten and manganese dioxide. The system disclosed herein may be comprised of one delay element, or it may be modular wherein multiple delay elements are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony P. Shaw, Jay C. Poret, Lori J. Groven, Joshua Koenig, Jason Brusnahan
  • Patent number: 11119257
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating optical lenses and mirrors, systems and composite structures based on diffractive waveplates, and fields of application of said lenses and mirrors that include imaging systems, astronomy, displays, polarizers, optical communication and other areas of laser and photonics technology. Diffractive lenses and mirrors of shorter focal length and larger size, with more closely spaced grating lines, and with more exacting tolerances on the optical characteristics, can be fabricated than could be fabricated by previous methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co, U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, Svetlana Serak, David E. Roberts, Diane Steeves, Brian Kimball
  • Patent number: 11085879
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to fog test eyewear includes an environmentally controlled chamber, a head form disposed within the chamber, a radiator disposed within the chamber, the radiator connected to a liquid cooling system, and a humidifier device configured to deliver a flow of warm moist air towards the frontal portion of the head form and a surface of the eyewear. A camera is disposed within the head form, the camera aligned with a first opening in a frontal portion of the head form and configured to detect a target image within the chamber while the flow of warm moist air is delivered. A processor is configured to calculate a contrast difference between a background of the target image detected by the camera and resolution bars of the target image detected by the camera, plot a contrast ratio from the calculated contrast difference against a known calibration standard and calculate a performance measure of an anti-fog device of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Ziegler, Gary Proulx, Stephen Giardini
  • Patent number: 11060823
    Abstract: A garment assembly such as a uniform, a military uniform and a military combat uniform is presented. The garment assembly includes a helmet or head cover being cut from a fabric having a first camouflage pattern with a first set of intermixed colored blotches thereon. The colors of the first set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a first group of colors including an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Patent number: 10996039
    Abstract: A hand settable fuze interfaces with a servomotor to deploy a net from a projectile in flight. Prior to launch, a dial is rotated to both power on the fuze and set a preset delay. The projectile is then launched from a launcher system to deliver the stowed net rapidly and accurately toward a target. After the preset delay, the net is deployed from the projectile toward the target by operation of the servomotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Patrick DeLuca, Evan Young, Brent Beauseigneur, Daniel Kelly, Dexter Cook, Tomasz Blyskal, Lam Vo
  • Patent number: 10996031
    Abstract: A precision guided munition with a fin assembly comprising a free spinning hub to which the fins attach addresses the need to roll control a projectile while eliminating the problems of the fin kit. The fin hub, to which the fins are attached, is radially decoupled from the mortar tail boom thus allowing it and the fins to spin freely relative to the body without coupling any of the spin. Advantageously, the need for a bearing between the hub and the tail boom is negated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Christopher Stout
  • Patent number: 10999696
    Abstract: A method on a first mobile node for facilitating exchange of pertinent data between mobile nodes over a wireless communications network can be provided. The method can include establishing, by the first mobile node, a wireless network connection with at least one other mobile node inside a predefined geospatial area, wherein the wireless network connection is established over the wireless communications network. The method can further include determining that a future position of the first mobile node is outside the predefined geospatial area and transmitting pertinent data residing on the first mobile node over the wireless communications network exclusively to the at least one other mobile node inside the predefined geospatial area, wherein the pertinent data is associated with the predefined geospatial area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul Manz
  • Patent number: 10996016
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder with a load distribution nut connected to an end cap reduces fatigue experience by the end cap portion of the cylinder. The load distribution nut separates the axial load generated in the system from a single to multiple load paths. By introducing additional load paths, the load experienced by the traditional load path is reduced. Additionally, the load experienced by the end cap can be tailored by modifying the design of the load distribution nut and end cap. By either increasing or decreasing the surface area of the load distribution nut the axial load reduction on the end cap is correspondingly decreased or increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Adam Jarvis, Joseph Troll, Matthew Jones, Luke Helsel
  • Patent number: 10969206
    Abstract: A weapon system effectively, efficiently and safely transmits high energy radio frequency energy into the confines of the breech environment to initiate propelling charges. Legacy components are leveraged, along with advanced manufacturing techniques, to create antenna structures which transmit the radio frequency energy throughout the breech to initiate radio frequency-based primers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory Burke, Viral Panchal, James Zunino, Stephen Bartolucci, Daniel Schmidt, Giuseppe Di Benedetto
  • Patent number: 10969212
    Abstract: An ammunition round comprises an optimized projectile incorporating a hardened penetrator and a dual safe-fuze for a medium caliber high rate of fire round packaged into a form factor smaller than currently available multi-purpose rounds. The ammunition round incorporates a hardened segment penetrator followed by a point detonated high explosive warhead that substantially increases the terminal performance against both materiel and personnel targets. The hardened segment penetrator localizes the kinetic, energy of the projectile to increase target penetration prior to the initiation of the high explosive warhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Rophael, Jeffrey Darbig, Thomas Presutti, Daniel DiMartino, Nicole Sapp
  • Patent number: 10947204
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preparing 5-nitrotetrazolate using a strongly acidic ionic cation exchange resin that has improve yields over prior art methods. The methods disclosed herein can be used either in a batch process or continuous flow reactor. In one exemplary process, starting material sodium 5-aminotetrazolate in solution is added into a reaction vessel containing a strongly acidic ionic cation exchange resin to facilitate production of 5-nitrotetrazolate. Multiple reactors containing resins may be connected in series to improve 5-nitrotetrazolate yields and purity levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: R. Hunter Muir, Andrew G. Pearsall, Jerry S. Salan, Matthew L. Jorgensen, Jon G. Bragg, Neha Mehta, John W. Fronabarger, Jason B. Pattison, Lily F. W. Walsh
  • Patent number: D923342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anabela Dugas, Scotlund McIntosh