Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Misulia

Joseph M. Misulia 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: 11395064
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing vibration for an acoustic array. In an embodiment, an acoustic array includes a base structure having apertures and sensors supported by the base structure for providing an acoustic array. Vibration damping material is located in the apertures of the base structure and attachment mechanisms for secure the portions of vibration damping material to a vehicle. A mold material encapsulates the base structure, the sensors and the portions of vibration damping material. The structure and materials are selected to dampen vibration for certain frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Misulia, Erik F. Item
  • Publication number: 20220225020
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing vibration for an acoustic array. In an embodiment, an acoustic array includes a base structure having apertures and sensors supported by the base structure for providing an acoustic array. Vibration damping material is located in the apertures of the base structure and attachment mechanisms for secure the portions of vibration damping material to a vehicle. A mold material encapsulates the base structure, the sensors and the portions of vibration damping material. The structure and materials are selected to dampen vibration for certain frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Misulia, Erik F. Item
  • Publication number: 20210302605
    Abstract: A packing module includes a volumetrically efficient structure for separately retaining sensors and a cable of a sensor array. The packing module includes a tray that supports the sensors and a retaining leaf arrangement that extends outwardly from the tray to retain the cable on the tray. The retaining leaf arrangement includes a plurality of nested leaves that are spaced relative to each other. Packing the module includes placing the sensors separately and in succession on the tray and inserting a portion of the cable in the retaining leaf arrangement in between each placing of a sensor. The placement of a sensor and insertion of a portion of the cable occurs alternately until the entire sensor array is accommodated. Deployment of the sensor array may occur by alternately removing a sensor and a portion of the cable until the sensor array is displaced from the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph M. Misulia, Curtis B. Carlsten, Peter M. Willey
  • Patent number: 10793242
    Abstract: An underwater vehicle includes a plurality of releasable panel members that are initially in a storage state in which the releasable panel members form a closed housing and the underwater vehicle is neutrally buoyant, an actuatable effector that is retained in the closed housing. The effector has an anchor and a positively buoyant upper unit opposite the anchor. When the plurality of releasable panel members are released to open the closed housing, the effector is separable from the releasable panel members and maintained in a vertically downward direction by the anchor and the positively buoyant upper unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilby, Joseph M. Misulia
  • Publication number: 20200172216
    Abstract: An underwater vehicle includes a plurality of releasable panel members that are initially in a storage state in which the releasable panel members form a closed housing and the underwater vehicle is neutrally buoyant, an actuatable effector that is retained in the closed housing. The effector has an anchor and a positively buoyant upper unit opposite the anchor. When the plurality of releasable panel members are released to open the closed housing, the effector is separable from the releasable panel members and maintained in a vertically downward direction by the anchor and the positively buoyant upper unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilby, Joseph M. Misulia
  • Patent number: 10654549
    Abstract: An underwater vehicle includes a longitudinal body that defines a longitudinal axis and is rotatable about the longitudinal axis between a forward orientation and a sideways orientation, a wing attached to the longitudinal body that is moveable between a vertically extending wing orientation when the longitudinal body is in the forward orientation and a horizontally extending wing orientation when the longitudinal body is in the sideways orientation, a propulsion system having a front propulsion device and a rear propulsion device that is arranged rearwardly along the longitudinal axis relative to the front propulsion device, and an after-propulsion system arranged at a rear end of the longitudinal body that provides thrust along the longitudinal axis. The secondary propulsion system provides thrust in a perpendicular direction relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilby, Emily J. Pikor, Joseph M. Misulia
  • Publication number: 20200115016
    Abstract: An underwater vehicle includes a longitudinal body that defines a longitudinal axis and is rotatable about the longitudinal axis between a forward orientation and a sideways orientation, a wing attached to the longitudinal body that is moveable between a vertically extending wing orientation when the longitudinal body is in the forward orientation and a horizontally extending wing orientation when the longitudinal body is in the sideways orientation, a propulsion system having a front propulsion device and a rear propulsion device that is arranged rearwardly along the longitudinal axis relative to the front propulsion device, and an after-propulsion system arranged at a rear end of the longitudinal body that provides thrust along the longitudinal axis. The secondary propulsion system provides thrust in a perpendicular direction relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilby, Emily J. Pikor, Joseph M. Misulia