Patents Assigned to United States Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
  • Patent number: 11623428
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a load-bearing composite platform. The platform includes a core layer, first and second reinforcement layers, and a frame. The core layer includes a structural sublayer, a force distribution sublayer, and an abrasion prevention sublayer. The first reinforcement layer is adhered to the force distribution sublayer, and the second reinforcement layer is adhered to the structural sublayer. The second reinforcement layer is an inverse of the first reinforcement layer. The frame surrounds the first reinforcement layer, the second reinforcement layer, and the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: United States Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Meredith B. Broadfoot, Earl W. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11606194
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for securing wireless data communication. The system includes a launcher and a projectile. The launcher has a random number generator, a launcher memory, a launcher encryption/decryption module, and a launcher transceiver. The projectile has a projectile memory, a projectile encryption/decryption module, and a projectile transceiver. Both the launcher encryption/decryption module and the projectile encryption/decryption module are configured to use the one-time pad to encrypt and to decrypt data. The system is configured to establish a temporary datalink at a point in time in which the projectile and the launcher are substantially collocated so that the one-time pad can be transmitted from random number generator located in the launcher to the projectile memory using the temporary datalink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jonathan N Blakely
  • Patent number: 11459231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a microelectronic isolation system comprising a base, vibration isolator, primary sensor, and microprocessor. The base supports the vibration isolator, the primary sensor, and the microprocessor. The vibration isolator has a platform, isolation material, and at least one isolation sensor. The isolation material dampens an overall vibrational frequency experienced by the microelectronic isolation system. The isolation sensor measures a displacement. The displacement is a measurement of a displacement of the platform with respect to the base. The primary sensor measures a primary sensor response, which is received by the microprocessor to calculate a plurality of responses. The plurality of responses of the microprocessor being one or a combination of a measured compensation response, an inertial response, and a restored primary sensor response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Clinton Blankenship
  • Patent number: 11112246
    Abstract: A resonant mechanical structure, such as one for use in a torsional oscillator MEMS accelerometer that includes a mounting substrate and a reference mass configured to move within a reference mass plane, the resonant mechanical structure being connected to the mounting structure and the reference mass, and the resonant mechanical structure including a body, a center of mass, and an aperture, wherein the aperture is surrounded and defined by the body, and wherein the body includes a first mass portion and a second mass portion that are configured to oscillate about an oscillation axis located within the reference mass plane, wherein the center of mass is located on the oscillation axis, and wherein a movement of the reference mass within the reference mass plane varies a moment of inertia of the body while the center of mass of the body remains located on the oscillation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Clinton Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10881684
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are artificial Invaplexes comprising deacylated lipopolysaccharides and methods of making and using thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert W. Kaminski, Kevin R. Turbyfill, Edwin V. Oaks, Kristen Clarkson
  • Patent number: 10869851
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of inhibiting Nur77 in a subject for treatment of perinatal neuroinflammation, preterm labor, or preterm birth are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Ieronimakis, Andrew S. Thagard, Sarah M. Estrada, Peter Napolitano
  • Patent number: 10828873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile composite for the adsorption and breakdown of harmful chemical materials. A support layer and a sorptive and reactive material mounted on the support layer form a protective layer, which is mounted on an inner liner. The protective layer adsorbs and breaks down harmful chemical materials. An outer shell is formed of fabric having an outer surface that is hydrophobic for resisting the passage of harmful chemicals, which may be in the form of vapor, liquid or aerosols. Preferably, the sorptive and reactive material includes zirconium hydroxide, and the support layer includes a fabric material. The zirconium hydroxide is distributed on the fabric material in the amount of at least 20 grams of zirconium hydroxide per square meter. Alternatively, the zirconium hydroxide is distributed in the amount of at least 150 or 200 grams of zirconium hydroxide per square meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, Guild Associates Inc., The United States Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Erin Anderson, Rachel Rossin, Joseph Rossin, Michael Knapke, Natalie Pomerantz
  • Patent number: 10829820
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for molecularly characterizing cervical cell samples as being negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy (NILM), low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), or high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jane Shen-Gunther
  • Patent number: 10507187
    Abstract: A graft containing a scaffold that includes a matrix in which are positioned mesenchymal progenitor cells (MPCs) has the capacity to substantially improve wound healing, including wounds resulting from injury to nerve, bone and vascular tissue. MPCs can be harvested from debrided muscle tissue following orthopaedic trauma. The traumatized muscle-derived progenitor cells are a readily available autologous cell source that can be utilized to effect or improve wound healing in a variety of therapeutic settings and vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE, INC., THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, U.S.A., THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Wesley M. Jackson, Leon J. Nesti, Rocky S. Tuan
  • Publication number: 20190254633
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method to measure fluid within a body cavity where data is received with an interface (210), the data being received from an ultrasound transducer. A three-dimensional sonographic image is generated with an image generator (220) connected to the interface (210), the three-dimensional sonographic image being generated from the data from the ultrasound transducer. The body cavity is identified in the three-dimensional sonographic image with an image processor (230) connected to the image generator (220); and, an area of fluid in the body cavity in the three-dimensional sonographic image is identified with the image processor (230). The volume of the area of fluid is calculated using the three-dimensional sonographic image and a stacked crescents process, a spherical fill process, a convex hull process, and/or a triangulation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: United States Government, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Shane B. Anderson, Lorne H. Blackbourne, Mariya Gusman, Jose Salinas
  • Patent number: 10383526
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a patient care recommendation. The systems and methods receive patient information and a plurality of patient physiological signals that are related to a patient. The systems and methods are then operable to produce at least one derived patient signal from at least one of the plurality of patient physiological signals. The systems and methods use the patient information, at least one of the plurality of patient physiological signals, and the at least one derived patient signal to provide at least one patient care recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Andriy Batchinsky, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Jose Salinas
  • Publication number: 20190031801
    Abstract: Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may produce materials having properties that meet or exceed the properties of similar petroleum derived vinyl ester resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicants: Drexel University, United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, John Joseph La Scala, Joshua Matthew Sadler, Anh-Phuong Thy Lam
  • Publication number: 20190027785
    Abstract: Nonaqueous electrolyte solvents or additives include components synthesized for advanced rechargeable batteries using diversified chemistries to achieve high energy densities. The electrolyte components are generated to create the formation of protective interphases on both cathode and anode surfaces simultaneously. The electrolyte components integrate the key structural elements into a single molecule, thus rendering the stabilization of electrode/electrolyte interfaces more efficiently and with parasitic reactions minimized. The electrolyte components have several applications in diversified battery chemistries such as Li-ion of high voltage and high capacity as well as beyond Li-ion (e.g., Li/sulfur, Na and Mg ion as well as conversion-reaction).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Arthur von Wald Cresce, Selena M. Russell, Kang Xu
  • Publication number: 20180151379
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a porous silicon (PSi) includes providing a semiconductor wafer; depositing a mask layer on a first side of the semiconductor wafer; patterning the mask layer to expose portions of semiconductor material of the semiconductor wafer; depositing a metal layer onto the patterned mask layer on a second side of the semiconductor wafer; and etching the semiconductor wafer where exposed by patterned portions of any of the mask layer and the metal layer thereby creating PSi regions at a surface of the semiconductor wafer. The method may further include patterning the metal layer prior to etching to form at least one electrode. The etching may include etching the semiconductor wafer with HF, a solvent, and hydrogen peroxide. The metal layer may form a plurality of electrodes segmented from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: MATTHEW HENDERSON ERVIN, NICHOLAS WILLIAM PIEKIEL, CHRISTOPHER JAMES MORRIS, WAYNE ANTHONY CHURAMAN
  • Publication number: 20180142052
    Abstract: Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may produce materials having properties that meet or exceed the properties of similar petroleum derived vinyl ester resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicants: Drexel University, United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, John Joseph La Scala, Joshua Matthew Sadler, Anh-Phuong Thy Lam
  • Publication number: 20180089143
    Abstract: A method for determining the energy factor for similar buildings, the method being implemented on a computer device comprising one or more processors programmed with one or more computer program instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, program the computer device to perform the method, the method comprising selecting a group of buildings with a similar floor plan; performing an energy audit of at least one building in the selected group of buildings. The energy audit comprises determining the thermodynamic efficiency of the structure of each building in the group of buildings, and determining the energy efficiency of at least one control system consuming energy in each building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: United States Government, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Patrick John Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170298165
    Abstract: Anhydrosugar-based monomers prepared from isosorbide, isomannide, and isoidide and resin systems containing these anhydrosugar-based monomers that are partially to fully bio-based, which may produce materials having properties that meet or exceed the properties of similar petroleum derived vinyl ester resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicants: Drexel University, United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, John Joseph La Scala, Joshua Matthew Sadler, Anh-Phuong Thy Lam
  • Publication number: 20170247499
    Abstract: Grafted triglycerides comprising a triglyceride grafted with a fatty acid residue containing 4 to 30 carbon atoms are reacted with an epoxide resin and an amine curing agent to yield an epoxy thermoset. The grafted triglyceride is prepared by reaction of an epoxidized triglyceride with a fatty acid. By varying the length of the fatty residue, the number of fatty residues per triglyceride, the identity of the epoxy resin and the amine curing agent, it is possible to prepare epoxy thermosets that exhibit superior physical properties compared to the properties of epoxy thermosets prepared without the grafted triglyceride, or as compared to epoxy thermosets wherein the epoxidized triglyceride is used in place of the grafted triglyceride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicants: Drexel University, United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Giuseppe R. Palmese, Fengshuo Hu, Xing Geng, John J. La Scala
  • Publication number: 20170218098
    Abstract: Modified fluoropolymers, and methods for manufacturing modified fluoropolymers are provided. According to at least one embodiment, chemically modified fluoropolymers, via radical generation and subsequent reaction, produce fluoropolymers having fluorinated moieties and/or non-fluorinated moieties, disrupting highly coherent polar domains, wherein the non-fluorinated moieties include, for example, at least one of carbonyl, hydroxyl, alkoxy, alkyl, and/or aromatic chemical groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventor: Janet Sau-Han Ho
  • Patent number: D872842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Griswold, Scott Waisner, Yao Chen