Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Vaiana

Christopher A. Vaiana 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: 8137597
    Abstract: A one-part, pressure activated chemiluminescent material is disclosed. The free-flowing powder is made by coating microcapsules, filled with a solvent and dye, with a powdered oxalate and a solid source for hydrogen peroxide. The reaction begins when the capsules are crushed, releasing the solvent, which dissolves the oxalate and the source for hydrogen peroxide. The resulting reaction transfers energy to the dye, which produces light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Lawrence L. Brott, Brian E. O'Toole, Christopher A. Vaiana, Rajesh R. Naik