Patents by Inventor Betty W. Harris

Betty W. Harris has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4618452
    Abstract: A simple, sensitive and specific spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB, is described. Upon the application of the composition of matter of the present invention to samples containing in excess of 0.1 mg of this explosive, a bright orange color results. Interfering species such as TNT and Tetryl can be removed by first treating the sample with a solvent which does not dissolve much of the TATB, but readily dissolves these explosives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventor: Betty W. Harris