Patents by Inventor Debbee J. Jordan

Debbee J. Jordan 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: 5753851
    Abstract: The spinning mine has all of its projectiles concentrated in one small ar It is launched from a spring-loaded threaded screw launcher and acquires angular momentum as it ascends into the air from the launcher to a pre-determined detonation altitude. As the mine spins, the detector assembly on board detects the presence and location of potential targets and sends appropriate indicative signals to a microprocessor, also on board. The microprocessor determines therefrom the location of the largest target or the largest cluster of targets in the environment and triggers the detonation of the mine such that the projectiles are jettisoned in a conical pattern toward the largest target or the largest cluster of targets for a more efficient destruction of the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Debbee J. Jordan, Travis S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5745575
    Abstract: An Identification-Friend-or-Foe System Using Variable Codes (IFF System) lizes variable codes and pre-selected encryption/decryption technology to querry potential targets as to their battlefield affiliation and also to identify itself as a friend to a potential attacker. The IFF System performs a querry by sending a narrow laser beam to the potential target which is accompanied or closely followed by a radio frequency (RF) wave modulated with encrypted identification information. If the potential target is also equipped with the IFF System and in possession of the valid code, then the received RF wave can be decrypted to reveal the potential attacker as a friend. The potential target, then, encrypts its own identification information using the same code and transmits it via RF wave to the potential attacker. Thus fratricides may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William F. Otto, deceased, William F. Otto, Jr., heir, Lorinda R. Otto, heiress, Robert A. Otto, heir, Debbee J. Jordan, Miles E. Holloman, Stanley P. Patterson
  • Patent number: 5110368
    Abstract: A transmitting device for transmitting a plurality of spatially separate laser beams over a single fiberoptic glass monofilament, for conveying a plurality of signals without multiplexing. Means are provided for generating a plurality of laser beams, each of which are directed into the core of the fiberoptic monofilament of glass at a different angle to the longitudinal axis of the monofilament. Each of the beams also exits from the exiting end of the monofilament at different angles. Those inserted at an angle of the longitudinal axis exit in a conical annulus having the same angle as the angle in which the beam was originally inserted into the monofilament. Means are provided for intercepting each of said signals as they exit from the exiting end of the monofilament and converting them into electrical energy or extracting data therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William F. Otto, Miles E. Holloman, Debbee J. Jordan
  • Patent number: 4976789
    Abstract: A power transmission device for transmitting electric power optically to ote locations. The device includes a laser for generating a laser light beam and a optical glass monofilament having a glass core and a outer cladding layer designed to convey the light beams directed into one end of said monofilament to the other end thereof. Means are provided for directing the laser beam into the receiving end of the monofilament at a predetermined angle which causes the light beam to exit from the other end of the monofilament at the base predetermined angle in a conical annulus of light. A conical reflector is disposed within the conical annulus of light exiting from the exit end of the fiber optical monofilament and has a surface that intercepts the light beams within the conical annulus and reflects them along a different path. Disposed around the conical reflector is a plurality of photovoltaic cells in a position to intercept the reflected light beams and to convert the light beams to electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Miles E. Holloman, Debbee J. Jordan, William F. Otto
  • Patent number: H844
    Abstract: Optical energy is conveyed through a region and is subsequently converted to electrical energy when it reaches the area of its intended use. Spatially multiplexed laser light is transmitted through an optical fiber to convey the energy through the area. Several light beams or several light beam paths may be used to convey a plurality of beams of light energy into an area either simultaneously or sequentially. Typically, two light beams enter the fiber at different angles of incidence, resulting in a first annulus of laser light that impinges on a first photocell and a second annulus of laser light that impinges on second photocell. This sequence continues alternately with the electrical outputs of the two photocells being coupled to a step-up transformer to provide electrical power for a system of interest, and or the energy being directed to a communication circuit for removing intelligence signals therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William F. Otto, Debbee J. Jordan, Joseph H. Parker
  • Patent number: H855
    Abstract: Optical power is supplied to a remote location and switched between conveon circuits for converting the optical power to electrical power to remotely power a system or device. Laser light is guided by a fiber optic to illuminate photovoltaic cells to produce the electrical power. The electrical current from the cells is made to alternate by switching the light between the cells and using a transformer to step up the voltage. This allows power to be supplied to a remote area without disrupting the existing electromagnetic fields in the area and where space and voltage requirements are limited such that the use of many photovoltaic cells is prohibitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William F. Otto, Richard D. Milton, Debbee J. Jordan