Patents Assigned to United States of America
  • Patent number: 10417779
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for deriving quantitative measurements of an imaged material using plenoptic imaging. In one or more embodiments, image data is generated by a plenoptic camera having a filter configured to transmit a plurality of different spectra in different regions of the filter. A set of plenoptic image data is produced by determining respective sets of pixels in the image data corresponding to the different regions of the filter and determining light intensities of the plurality of different spectra for respective super-pixel groups of the pixels in the image data. One or more additional quantitative measurements of an imaged material are then derived from a comparison of the determined light intensities of two or more of the plurality of different spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Paul M. Danehy, Brian S. Thurow
  • Patent number: 10416891
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transitioning and updating machine instructions from a first system with an older/initial component(s) to a second system or platform with one or more different components and new or modified operations or functions are provided. Embodiments enable improved obsolescence/configuration management and customization of the older/initial system's machine instructions (MI) to a target application/platform with new or modified capabilities. One exemplary system enables processing binary tape tracks for linear flash media over a universal serial bus (USB) to a personal computer (PC) card interface. User interfaces are provided for editing MIs to insert/modify functions or capabilities of obsolete MIs, e.g. binary tape tracks that are customized for a system with obsolete component(s) (e.g. tape drive), transferring data to/from a newer component (e.g. a linear flash media).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Douglas N. Morgan, Eric Morgan, Clyde Paul Hager, Jr., Nathan S. Popp, George Vollman, Dave P. Nordquist
  • Patent number: 10418237
    Abstract: A nanoelectronics structure is disclosed which includes a substrate layer which has least a first surface and also has a thickness of less than 100 nm. The nanoelectronics structure also includes a dielectric layer, which is deposited on the first surface of the substrate layer and has a thickness of less than 100 nm. This dielectric layer is made up of at least 90 mole percent amorphous boron nitride. Also disclosed is a method for forming a dielectric layer on a substrate using pulsed laser deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Nicholas Glavin, Chris Muratore, Timothy Fisher, Andrey Voevodin
  • Patent number: 10415942
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge for a gun is optically initiated by a mechanism wholly within the cartridge case itself. The case has as optical primer initiation means producing light fluence to ignite a primer, which ignited primer may in turn ignite into a flashtube, and which ignited flashtube may in turn ignite a bed of propellant in said cartridge. The optical primer initiation means may be an LED, a laser diode, a VCSEL, or some other light emitting device in general. The cartridge optically initiated primer package is so sized and made electrically and mechanically seamlessly physically compatible with current ammunition cartridges such that these new cartridges are completely interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretery of the Army
    Inventors: Stephen Redington, Gregory Burke, John Hirlinger
  • Patent number: 10414952
    Abstract: Compositions comprising bio-fiber gum hydrolysate and processes to hydrolyze bio-fiber gum (BFG), involving dissolving BFG in a solvent to form a solution, heating the solution and adding endoxylanase to the solution or adding endoxylanase to the solution and heating the solution, incubating the solution to form a solution containing BFG hydrolysate, boiling the solution containing BFG hydrolysate to inactivate the endoxylanase, and separating the BFG hydrolysate from the liquid in the solution containing BFG hydrolysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, AgriFiber Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Madhav P Yadav, Arland T. Hotchkiss, Kyle Hanah, Madhuvanti S. Kale, David Johnston
  • Patent number: 10416564
    Abstract: A fragmentation pattern is formed on a surface of a warhead using an etchant process. An etchant resistance material is coated on an interior surface of the warhead casing. A portion of the etchant resistant material is selectively removed by a directed energy process and an etchant is applied to the exposed portion of the warhead casing surface thereby etching the fragmentation pattern. Alternatively, a protective coating is applied over the entire surface thereby creating the fragmentation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul Manz, Philip Magnotti, Ductri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10416049
    Abstract: This application relates generally to a method and apparatus to deposit particles onto one or more coupons, and harvest particles from one or more coupons, which may beneficially provide a more uniform or localized distribution of particles over a specified area on each coupon. The application relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a sieve. The application also relates to a method and apparatus for depositing particles onto one or more coupons using a dust storm. The particle loadings achieved on each coupon or across an individual coupon may be substantially uniform. The application further relates to a laser-based method and apparatus for transferring particles deposited at localized points on a source coupon to a different substrate for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Robert Furstenberg, Thomas Fischer, Viet K. Nguyen, R Andrew McGill, Chris Kendziora, Michael Papantonakis
  • Patent number: 10416609
    Abstract: Light reflected from an illuminated object is mixed with a reference beam and sensed at a sensor array of a digital hologram apparatus. Digital hologram data, determined from the sensed light, is dependent upon complex valued reflection coefficients of the object and upon phase perturbations in propagation paths between the object and the sensor array. Reflectance values, which may be dependent upon expected values of the absolute square of the reflection coefficients, and phase perturbations are determined for which a test function is at an extremum, where the test function contains a data fidelity term dependent upon the hologram data from a single hologram, a first regularization term dependent upon the phase perturbations and a second regularization term dependent upon the reflectance values. An image of the object may be formed from the reflectance values and a wavefront of the reflected light may be determined from the phase perturbations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Casey J. Pellizzari, Mark F. Spencer, Charles A. Bouman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10415044
    Abstract: Modified G6PC (glucose-6-phosphatase, catalytic subunit) nucleic acids and glucose-6-phosphatase-? (G6Pase-?) enzymes with increased phosphohydrolase activity are described. Also described are vectors, such as adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, and recombinant AAV expressing modified G6Pase-?. The disclosed AAV vectors and rAAV can be used for gene therapy applications in the treatment of glycogen storage disease, particularly glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD-Ia), and complications thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventor: Janice J. Chou
  • Patent number: 10415904
    Abstract: A lubricant free firing weapon is provided having amorphous, solid, diamond-like carbon coating (DLC) containing sp3, sp2 carbons and hydrogen bonded to the metallic operating parts. Such firing weapons may further include physical modifications to the bolt carrier rails to enhance the expulsion of sand/dust on the bolt carrier under extreme environments. Also provided herein are plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition processes for producing such lubricant free weapons having coat thicknesses of 1 ?m-25 ?m which allows for reliable operation under all environmental conditions including extreme environments such as hot/cold and sand/dust without the need for lubrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Christopher Mulligan, Adam Foltz, Douglas Witkowski
  • Patent number: 10414659
    Abstract: A method of creating storing and using recycled graphene oxide materials to create highly resilient objects having desirable qualities of graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Victor F Medina, Jose Mattei-Sosa, Christopher S Griggs
  • Patent number: 10413527
    Abstract: Substituted phenylpyrrolecarboxamide compounds such as those represented by Formula A can be used in the treatment of HIV infection and related conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: New York Blood Center, Inc., The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Asim Kumar Debnath, Francesca Curreli, Peter D. Kwong, Young Do Kwon
  • Patent number: 10415267
    Abstract: A mortise lockset adaptor that houses mortise locksets, which provides an alternative method to attaching mortise locksets onto doors with thickness that exceed the lockset's door thickness capacity. Without this invention it would be virtually impossible to install deadlock configured mortise locks to doors with thicknesses that exceed the maximum allowable door thicknesses specified by the lock manufacturers. The removable lock service assembly offers quick lock interchange to address service needs in extremely busy operational environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John E. Schmutz
  • Patent number: 10413548
    Abstract: The invention features compositions and methods for inhibiting the Pin1 protein, and the treatment of disorders characterized by elevated Pin1 levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Kun Ping Lu, Matthew Brian Boxer, Mindy Irene Emily Davis, Rajan Pragani, Min Shen, Anton Momtchilov Simeonov, Shuo Wei, Xiao Zhen Zhou
  • Patent number: 10414485
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved propeller blade design by modifying a classic propeller blade design by changing the twist distribution across the propeller blade(s). This is accomplished by increasing the twist of each propeller blade on the inboard portion of the blade compared to a classic propeller design. At a break point, the twist provided across the propeller blade from the break point to the tip of the blade decreases so that the attack angle at the tip of the propeller blade is less than that of a classic propeller blade design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Albion H Bowers
  • Patent number: 10414476
    Abstract: Exemplary systems enable operation of mobile devices underwater. Antennas on a buoy assembly allow a mobile device to maintain wireless communications. A series of cable segments connect a buoy assembly to a waterproof case capable of sealing a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Aaron B. Cole, Donald R. Thompson, Manda Schaeffer, Steven M. Seghi, Travis W. Vincent, Zachary P. Steffes
  • Patent number: 10414496
    Abstract: A secondary cable connected to a tow reel connects a secondary tow target with a primary tow target. The primary tow target has a mother tow reel positioned at its center of gravity. The mother tow reel is connected to a primary cable that connects the primary tow target to an aircraft. The primary tow target is provided with a pair of lugs positioned on the primary tow target such that an axis line extends through the pair of lugs and through the center of gravity of the primary tow target. A slide ring that is slidable along a cable yoke is attached to the pair of lugs. The slide ring is connected to the secondary cable such that a line of force from the secondary cable is constantly directed through the center of gravity of the primary tow target allowing for the stable aerodynamic flight of the towing aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Tony Still
  • Patent number: 10415051
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for genetically altered plants that produce higher amounts of at least one fatty acid compared to the amount of the fatty acid produced by a wild-type plant are provided. The genetically altered plant can be a root crop plant (e.g., sugar beet) or Nicotiana spp., or any dicot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Audacious Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Anna C. Smigocki, Robert Edward Bruccoleri
  • Patent number: D860046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kiel, Kris J. Mayer
  • Patent number: D860368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Cameron Hargis, Drury Milke, Ryan Meyer