US Pat. No. 9,463,852

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NEUTRALIZING UNDERWATER MINES

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1. A method for neutralizing an undersea mine comprising:
locating an undersea mine;
placing a buoy containing a mine neutralizer near the mine; and
deploying the mine neutralizer from the buoy, including removing an arming pin as the mine neutralizer is deployed; and
directing the mine neutralizer to the undersea mine to neutralize the undersea mine.

US Pat. No. 9,619,687

STEGANOGRAPHY WITH PHOTO-RESPONSIVE DYES

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1. An apparatus for reading information in a printed code containing at least one photo-responsive dye, the apparatus comprising:
an electro-optical radiation emitter that emits radiation in a first wavelength band associated with an excitation frequency
of the at least one photo-responsive dye;

an electro-optical radiation detector that detects electro-optical radiation associated with a photo-response of the at least
one photo-responsive dye during a code-reading operation;

a processor that controls the emitter and detector;
a memory portion that stores results collected by the detector;
an interface that allows a user or downstream system to interact with the apparatus;
and
a position defining module that records time and global position information to associate a particular code to a location
of the code-reading operation wherein the electro-optical radiation emitter triggers a holographic image-based code.

US Pat. No. 9,426,931

FLUID-FLOW-THROUGH COOLING OF CIRCUIT BOARDS

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1. An apparatus for use with a conduction-cooled card assembly, comprising:
an adaptor frame comprising first and second thermally conductive portions to engage respective thermal management interfaces
on opposite sides of a conduction cooling frame for at least one circuit card; and

a passageway extending between first and second openings in the adaptor frame so as to allow cooling fluid to flow into the
first opening, through the passageway, and out of the second opening;

wherein the adaptor frame is arranged to be removably installable between opposing interior walls of a chassis and is further
arranged so that the first and second openings can mate with corresponding openings in first and second planar portions of
the opposing interior walls of the chassis when the adaptor frame is installed in the chassis and the first and second planar
portions of the opposing interior walls of the chassis are disposed in two different, parallel planes,

the adaptor frame has a first end to engage the opposing interior walls of the chassis at a first location, and a second end
to engage the opposing interior walls of the chassis at a second location that is closer to a motherboard of the chassis than
the first location, and

a width of the first end of the adaptor frame is greater than a width of the second end of the adaptor frame.

US Pat. No. 9,392,734

SECURITY WRAPPER FOR AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND METHODS FOR FORMING SUCH A WRAPPER

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1. A security wrapper for an electronic assembly, comprising:
a first pre-formed and curable wrap layer and a second pre-formed and curable wrap layer, at least one of the first and second
curable wrap layers comprising a curable adhesive material;

a flexible layer interposed between the first and second pre-formed and curable wrap layers to form a pre-formed uncured wrapper,
the flexible layer comprising one or more electrically-conductive traces, wherein said at least one of the first and second
pre-formed and curable wrap layers is structurally arranged to provide in a cured condition conformable adherence with respect
to one or more circuit components disposed in the electronic assembly, wherein the conformable adherence provided by said
at least one of the first and second wrap layers effects a thermal coupling with the one or more circuit components effective
to dissipate heat produced by said one or more circuit components; and

a plate disposed above the first and second wrap layers to apply a compression force to the first and second wrap layers to
establish conformal adherence during curing.

US Pat. No. 9,392,725

ELECTRONICS CHASSIS ADAPTABLE FOR FORCED AIR OR LIQUID CONDUCTION COOLING

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1. A housing comprising:
a frame including two fluid flow paths along two parallel side walls of the frame that is sealed relative to an interior volume
of the frame for cooling fluid flow there through for dissipating heat of electrical components mounted within the frame,
a first end wall, a second end wall and a base, the base supporting the two parallel side walls, the first end wall and the
second end wall;

a rail assembly supported by the parallel side walls of the frame, the rail assembly configured to support the electrical
components to be cooled;

a first opening in a first end wall of the frame, the first opening to a first one of the two fluid flow paths through which
a cooling fluid enters or exits the first one of the two fluid flow paths depending on a direction of flow of the cooling
fluid;

a second opening in the first end wall of the frame, the second opening to a second one of the two fluid flow paths through
which the cooling fluid enters or exits the second one of the two fluid flow paths depending on the direction of the flow
of the cooling fluid;

a first array of apertures at the first end wall at the first and second openings of the two fluid flow paths and corresponding
to an aperture array of a fan assembly for mounting the fan assembly to the first end wall when the housing is to operate
in a forced air conduction cooling mode;

a second array of apertures at the first end wall at the first opening and corresponding to an aperture array of a first fluid
control coupling for mounting a first fluid control coupling to the frame when the housing is to operate in a liquid conduction
cooling mode; and,

a third array of apertures at the first end wall at the second opening and corresponding to an aperture array of a second
fluid control coupling for mounting the second fluid control coupling to the frame when the housing is to operate in the liquid
conduction cooling mode;

wherein, at the first and second openings in the first end wall of the two fluid flow paths, the frame being indented to interchangeably
receive and attach one or more components for forced air conduction cooling to supply air as the cooling fluid when operating
in the forced air conduction cooling mode and one or more components for liquid conduction cooling through the fluid flow
path to supply liquid coolant as the cooling fluid when operating in the liquid cooling conduction mode.

US Pat. No. 9,360,589

ARTICLES CONTAINING NON-VISIBLE IDENTIFYING MARKS FORMED FROM CARBON NANOMATERIALS AND METHODS UTILIZING THE SAME

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1. An article comprising:
a matrix; and
a subsurface identifying mark that is configured for indirect electrical interrogation, is localized within the matrix and
is not visible to a naked eye, the subsurface identifying mark being electrically conductive and comprising a carbon nanomaterial.

US Pat. No. 9,366,511

REDUCED DRAG PROJECTILE

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1. A projectile comprising:
a conductive shell having a leading end and a trailing end, the conductive shell forming an interior volume;
a conductive bullet core disposed at least partially within the interior volume and having a leading end element, the conductive
bullet core electrically insulated from the conductive shell;

a voltage system coupled to the conductive bullet core; and
wherein the projectile is configured to expose the leading end element to an atmosphere during flight and the voltage system
is configured to, during flight, generate a voltage at the leading end element that forms a corona discharge at the leading
end element.

US Pat. No. 9,505,192

NANOPOROUS MEMBRANES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

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1. A method for making a nanoporous membrane, comprising:
providing a composite film comprising an atomically thin material layer and a polymer film;
bombarding said composite film with energetic particles to form a plurality of pores through said atomically thin material
layer and a plurality of tracks of chemical functionality through said polymer film; and

etching said tracks to produce a plurality of enlarged pores in said polymer film, wherein a number of the enlarged pores
in said polymer film are aligned with pores through said atomically thin material layer, wherein the polymer film is non-porous
prior to being bombarded with energetic particles.

US Pat. No. 9,123,160

CONCURRENT MESH GENERATION IN A COMPUTER SIMULATION

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1. A method, comprising:
determining, by a device, an area that bounds a region;
decomposing the area into a plurality of polygons;
accessing, by the device, data identifying a first elevation layer at locations in the region and a second elevation layer
at same locations in the region; and

processing at least some of the plurality of polygons based on a first elevation layer metric associated with the first elevation
layer and

a second elevation layer metric associated with the second elevation layer at the same locations in the region to concurrently
generate a first mesh for the first elevation layer and a second mesh for the second elevation layer at the same locations
in the region, wherein the processing includes:

determining that a first polygon of the at least some of the plurality of polygons passes the first elevation layer metric
and, based on determining that the first polygon passes the first elevation layer metric, storing the first polygon in the
first mesh; and

determining that the first polygon fails the second elevation layer metric and, based on determining that the first polygon
fails the second elevation layer metric, decomposing the first polygon into a second polygon and a third polygon.

US Pat. No. 9,080,818

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH FOAM FINS

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1. A plate-fin heat exchanger, comprising:
a housing;
a first metal facesheet within the housing and sealed to the housing, at least one opening extending through the first metal
facesheet from a first side to a second side thereof;

a second metal facesheet within the housing and sealed to the housing, at least one opening extending through the second metal
facesheet from a first side to a second side thereof, the second metal facesheet is spaced from the first metal facesheet
in a longitudinal direction defining a chamber between the second side of the first metal facesheet and the second side of
the second metal facesheet;

a first inlet to the chamber and a first outlet from the chamber for a first fluid;
a second inlet and a second outlet for a second fluid, the second inlet is in fluid communication with the first side of the
first metal facesheet that faces away from the chamber and the second outlet is in fluid communication with the first side
of the second metal facesheet that faces away from the chamber; and

a plate-fin tube bundle disposed within the chamber, the plate-fin tube bundle includes a plurality of plate-fin heat exchange
units, each plate-fin heat exchange unit includes:

an extruded metal plate that includes first and opposing major surfaces and first and second opposing ends, at least one enclosed
fluid flow channel extending through the extruded metal plate from the first end to the second end thereof, the enclosed fluid
flow channel does not extend through the first and second opposing major surfaces, the first end is friction stir welded to
the first metal facesheet with the at least one enclosed fluid flow channel in fluid communication with the second inlet via
the at least one opening in the first metal facesheet, and the second end is friction stir welded to the second metal facesheet
with the at least one enclosed fluid flow channel in fluid communication with the second outlet via the at least one opening
in the second metal facesheet; and

a plurality of fins disposed on the first major surface, each fin having a first end connected to and in thermal contact with
the first major surface and a second end spaced from the first major surface, each fin having a flat top surface at the second
end thereof, the fins defining a plurality of fluid paths that extend generally from the second end to the first end thereof,
a first gap between the fins and the first metal facesheet, a second gap between the fins and the second metal facesheet,
the fins include graphite foam or metal foam, and the fluid paths defined by the fins are fluidically connected to the first
inlet and the first outlet; and

the plurality of the plate-fin heat exchange units are stacked together inside the chamber in direct contact with one another
with the second ends of the fins of each plate-fin heat exchange unit joined to the second major surface of the extruded metal
plate of an adjacent plate-fin heat exchange unit.

US Pat. No. 9,126,216

CORE STRIPING MECHANISM

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1. A system for creating a reference mark on a honeycomb core having cells that pass from a top face to a bottom face, the
system comprising:
a support surface configured to position the honeycomb core;
alignment features configured to reproducibly position the honeycomb core, the honeycomb core being in contact with the support
surface and each of the alignment features, the alignment features comprising first and second surfaces perpendicular to the
support surface and to each other;

a mounting plate configured to move along a defined path proximate to the top face of the honeycomb core when positioned on
the support surface; and

a first nozzle coupled to the mounting plate, the first nozzle configured to apply a marking material to a portion of the
top face of the honeycomb core as the mounting plate passes along the defined path.

US Pat. No. 9,128,135

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO PROVIDE WIRELESS SENSING BASED ON AN AGGREGATE ELECTRIC FIELD READING

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1. A system comprising:
a plurality of actuation devices with each actuation device configured to be metalized and charged to an electrical potential
rear part which moves to a designated position representative of a designated manipulation, when at least one actuation device
is manipulated;

a capacitive sensor array configured to measure a composite electric field produced by the plurality of actuation devices;
an acquisition device configured to acquire electric field data indicative of the measured electric field;
a converter configured to convert the acquired electric field data into analog values; and
a processor configured to evaluate to the analog values to determine which of the at least one actuation devices was manipulated,
how the manipulation reflects operation of the control panel, or to provide a response indicative of the manipulation wherein
the at least one actuation device of the plurality of actuation devices is a faux actuation device which provides no wired
electrical signal when manipulated and is further configured to be moved in a same manner as an actuation device which provides
an electrical signal when manipulated.

US Pat. No. 9,402,282

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PULSED INDUCTION HEAT REMOVAL OF COMPONENTS FROM STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLIES

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1. A method of removing a fastener component that is adhesively bonded to a substrate, comprising:
(a) providing a tool with pulsed induction heating and a selection of coils that are mountable to the tool, each of the coils
having a loop with a different inner diameter;

(b) selecting one of the coils in which the inner diameter of the loop is larger than a footprint of the fastener component;
(c) inserting leads of the selected coil into the tool and positioning the loop of the selected coil around the fastener component,
adjacent to a surface of the substrate;

(d) pulsing the tool to heat the fastener component, substrate and adhesive, wherein pulsing the tool comprises closing a
switch, which while the switch is closed, causes the tool to provide a plurality of pulses in which inductive electrical power
is supplied to the selected coil, each of the pulses being followed by a wait period in which inductive electrical power is
not supplied to the selected coil;

(e) detecting a temperature of the substrate;
(f) repeating steps (d) and (e) until the substrate reaches a target temperature and the adhesive is softened; and then
(g) scraping the component and adhesive from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,115,744

CAPTIVE FASTENER WITH ENGAGING AND LOCKING MECHANISM

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1. A fastener comprising:
a body having a first portion and a second portion;
at least one moveable flange arranged on the first portion of the body, the flange moveable between a first collapsed, unlocking
position, and a second expanded, locking position; and

a second flange arranged on the second portion of the body;
wherein the first portion of the body includes a first diameter sized to be inserted into an opening of an object to be fastened,
and

wherein the second portion of the body comprises a first section having a diameter substantially equal to that of the first
diameter of the first portion of the body and sized for insertion into the opening of the object to be fastened, and a second
section defining the second flange and sized to prevent insertion into the opening and having a surface configured to abut
a face of the object to be fastened around an end of the opening, and

wherein the first and second body portions are adjustably connected such that the distance between the at least one moveable
flange and the second flange along a longitudinal axis of the body is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 9,240,756

HIGH LINEARITY, HIGH EFFICIENCY, LOW NOISE, GAIN BLOCK USING CASCODE NETWORK

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1. A cascode amplifier comprising:
an input stage including a common source transistor having a gate terminal responsive to an input signal;
an output stage including a common gate transistor having a source terminal operatively connected to the drain terminal of
the common source transistor;

a first inductor arranged between the drain terminal of the common source transistor and the source terminal of the common
gate transistor;

a second inductor arranged between the source terminal of the common source transistor and a reference potential; and
a resistor-capacitor network responsive to the input signal and defined by a resistor and a capacitor arranged in parallel,
whose output is directly connected to the gate terminal of the common source transistor,

wherein the common source and common gate transistors are impulse implanted, spike-doped field-effect transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,293,197

RECONFIGURABLE PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL MASKS FOR ELECTRO-OPTICAL COMPRESSIVE SENSING

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1. An optical system comprising:
a layer of reconfigurable phase-change material (PCM) comprising a plurality of individually controllable pixel areas at a
first resolution, each individually controllable pixel area being variable between a first refractive index and a second refractive
index;

said PCM layer being disposed at an image plane of the optical system and configured to pass incident radiation in accordance
with a first mask pattern through the PCM layer in a downstream direction toward a photo-detector comprising a plurality of
detector elements at a second resolution, where the second resolution is a lower resolution than the first resolution; and

a PCM controller configured to control the plurality of individually controllable pixel areas to have respective refractive
indices in accordance with the first mask pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,285,221

ROUTE RE-PLANNING USING ENEMY FORCE LETHALITY PROJECTION

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1. A threat assessment system comprising:
a processor coupled to a non-transitory computer readable medium bearing software instructions that, when executed by the
processor, cause the processor to perform operations including:

receiving an original mission plan and threat location data at the processor;
comparing the threat location data for a threat to a stored time/space threat threshold corresponding to the threat, the stored
time/space threshold including a threshold geographical area boundary, and determining, based on the comparison, whether a
moving threat location has moved outside or moved within the threshold geographical area boundary;

if the processor determines that the moving threat location has moved within the threshold geographical area boundary, maintaining
the original mission plan; and

if the processor determines that the moving threat location has moved outside the threshold geographical area boundary, assessing
the impact of the threat moving outside the threshold geographical area boundary,

wherein the threat location data is obtained from a database and/or a sensor system.

US Pat. No. 9,242,865

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF GRAPHENE BY PLASMA-ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

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1. A method for production of graphene by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, the method comprising:
providing a metal substrate and a carbonaceous electrode, at least a portion of the metal substrate being located proximate
to the carbonaceous electrode with a gap defined therebetween;

applying a potential between the metal substrate and the carbonaceous electrode;
exciting a plasma-forming gas in the gap between the metal substrate and the carbonaceous electrode in the presence of the
applied potential, thereby forming a plasma;

ablating a reactive carbon species from the carbonaceous electrode in the presence of the plasma; and
growing graphene on the metal substrate from the reactive carbon species.

US Pat. No. 9,099,876

IN-SITU, AUTOMATED ORIENTATION OF ENERGY STORAGE CELLS

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1. An energy storage cell, comprising:
an energy cell;
means for sensing the polarity orientation of an adjacent energy storage cell; and
means for self-orienting the energy storage cell's polarity responsive to the sensed polarity of the adjacent energy storage
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,143,182

ADAPTIVE COSITE ARBITRATION SYSTEM

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1. A system for coupling a communication unit to an antenna, the system comprising:
a tunable bandpass filter;
a second tunable filter in parallel with the tunable bandpass filter; and
a measurement and control unit configured to determine whether a transmission signal is being transmitted by the communication
unit, the measurement and control unit further being configured to measure a frequency of the transmission signal when the
transmission signal is being transmitted,

wherein the measurement and control unit is further configured to:
when the transmission signal is not being transmitted by the communication unit, tune the tunable bandpass filter to block
a received signal within a frequency range and tune the second tunable filter to pass the received signal, and

when the transmission signal is being transmitted by the communication unit, tune the tunable bandpass filter to pass the
transmission signal and tune the second tunable filter to block the transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 9,120,568

AUTONOMOUS RESUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. A vehicle for transporting at least one load, the vehicle comprising:
at least one sensor configured to receive a first modulated directional signal from a plurality of beacons attached to at
least two guide rails of a loading station, wherein the first modulated directional signal comprises load information pertaining
to the at least one load;

at least one load line configured to carry the at least one load; and
at least one controller configured to:
receive at least one output from the at least one sensor, wherein the at least one output comprises the load information;
determine a direction from which the first modulated directional signal was received based on the at least one output;
control a current position of the vehicle based on the determined direction from which the first modulated directional signal
was received, wherein the current position is controlled to move the at least one load line such that the at least two guide
rails of the loading station cooperate to funnel the load line to accurately retrieve the at least one load; and

determine a destination unloading station for the load based on the load information.

US Pat. No. 9,053,422

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING A STRATEGY FROM DATA AND MODEL ONTOLOGIES TO MEET A CHALLENGE

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1. A computer implemented method for meeting an economic challenge, the method comprising:
identifying an economic challenge;
inputting a specification of the challenge into a computer through a user interface operable therewith, wherein the inputting
includes inputting a structured document having a field for an economic output, a nation of interest and starting conditions
for the challenge;

receiving the specification from the user interface by a reasoner processor;
searching a library by the reasoner processor for locating data and at least one model applicable to the challenge;
developing an ontology data set from the located data and developing an ontology model set from the at least one located model
by the reasoner processor, wherein the developing comprises a forward and backward chaining reasoner process which draws from
the ontology model set and the ontology data set;

storing the ontology data set and the ontology model set in a database;
developing a selected data set and at least one selected model of the specification by the reasoner processor accessing the
database for identifying a solution to the challenge;

tagging the selected data set and the at least one selected model for providing information therefor;
executing the at least one selected model using the selected data set by an execution engine of the processor for providing
results data responsive to the field for an economic output, the nation of interest and the starting conditions for the challenge;

storing the results data resulting data from the at least one executed selected model in a results database;
representing the results data and relationships therebetween in a visual ontology;
transferring the results data from the results database to a visualization engine of the processor for providing visual images
of the results data resulting from the structured document of the specification; and

selecting at least one visualized image of the results data by the reasoner processor for describing the challenge in a manner
for meeting the challenge.

US Pat. No. 9,278,752

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING WEAR TO A COMPONENT

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8. An apparatus, comprising:
a first member and a second member, the first member and the second member each positioned on opposite sides of a longitudinal
axis, the longitudinal axis being parallel to at least a portion of the first member and the second member and being positioned
between the first member and the second member, the first member and the second member being interconnected at a first end,
the first member and the second member forming an opening at a second end opposite to the first end, the opening configured
to receive a slider positioned along the longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axis extending generally between the first end
and the second end;

a first upper prong protruding from a first edge at a top portion of the first member towards the longitudinal axis, the first
edge substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis;

a second upper prong protruding from a second edge at a top portion of the second member towards the longitudinal axis, the
second edge substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis;

a first lower prong protruding from a third edge at a bottom portion of the first member towards the longitudinal axis, the
third edge substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis; and

a second lower prong protruding from a fourth edge at a bottom portion of the second member towards the longitudinal axis,
the fourth edge substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis;

wherein: at least a portion of the first member is for coupling to a first side of an aircraft clevis and at least a portion
of the second member is for coupling to a second side of the aircraft clevis; at least a portion of each of the upper and
lower prongs are for contacting the slider; and the apparatus is operable to prevent the slider from contacting the aircraft
clevis.

US Pat. No. 9,170,320

TRANSMITTER PUSHING COMPENSATION FOR RADAR STABILITY ENHANCEMENT

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1. A radar system comprising:
a transmitter for generating a plurality of electromagnetic pulses defining a pulse burst of a given pulse repetition frequency
(PRF) in a coherent interval;

a receiver;
an antenna operatively coupled to the transmitter and the receiver; and
a first processor operatively connected to the output of the receiver, the first processor is configured to:
measure the plurality of pulses output from the transmitter in the coherent interval,
compare the measured pulses output from the transmitter to a reference pulse, the reference pulse being the last pulse in
the coherent interval,

generate a compensation factor representing the difference between at least one of the measured pulses output from the transmitter
and the reference pulse, and

apply the compensation factor to a return signal corresponding to the measured transmitter pulse output.

US Pat. No. 9,261,047

JET EXHAUST NOISE REDUCTION

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1. A method for reducing jet noise, the method including weakening Mach cones in a jet exhaust gas streamtube by modifying
exhaust gas flow in a longitudinal axial core of the exhaust gas streamtube, the step of modifying exhaust gas flow including
passively weakening exhaust plume Mach cones by reducing pressure differentials across Mach cone shock waves, the step of
reducing pressure differentials including deploying a transpiration element along the longitudinal axial core of the exhaust
gas streamtube.

US Pat. No. 9,263,400

X-RAY OBSCURATION FILM AND RELATED TECHNIQUES

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1. An obscured electronic device comprising:
an electronic circuit including a plurality of circuit lines; and
an obscuration film coupled to the electronic circuit,
wherein the obscuration film is configured to absorb at least a portion of electromagnetic radiation energy and to create
an optically created interference pattern obscuring the plurality of circuit lines of the electronic circuit when the device
is placed between an electromagnetic radiation source and an electromagnetic radiation detector.

US Pat. No. 9,177,480

SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AIR TRAFFIC

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1. A schedule management system for managing air traffic comprising multiple aircraft that are within a defined airspace and
approaching an arrival airport, each of the multiple aircraft having existing trajectory parameters comprising three-dimensional
position and velocity, the schedule management system comprising:
on-aircraft flight management systems individually associated with the multiple aircraft and adapted to determine aircraft
trajectory and flight-specific cost data of the aircraft associated therewith;

an air traffic control system adapted to monitor the multiple aircraft but is not located on any of the multiple aircraft,
the air traffic control system having a decision support tool, the air traffic control system being operable to acquire the
aircraft trajectory and the flight-specific cost data from the flight management systems and generate a scheduled time-of-arrival
(STA) for each of the multiple aircraft for at least one location along an approach to the arrival airport;

wherein if any of the multiple aircraft miss the STA thereof at the at least one location and thereby delays a second of the
multiple aircraft flying towards the at least one location to impose a later STA for the second aircraft, the air traffic
control system is operable to transmit the aircraft trajectory and the flight-specific cost data to the decision support tool,
utilize the decision support tool to determine if a particular trajectory alteration is more cost-efficient for the second
aircraft to absorb the delay associated with the later STA, and then transmit instructions to the second aircraft based on
a human decision facilitated by the decision support tool.

US Pat. No. 9,068,807

ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE

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1. A rocket-propelled grenade, comprising:
a propulsion section comprising a booster propellant housing defining a nozzle and a groove;
a payload section operably associated with the propulsion section and joined to the booster propellant housing, the payload
section comprising:

a shell;
one or more penetrators disposed in the shell; and
a charge for compromising the shell to deploy the one or more penetrators when the charge is initiated;
a plurality of fins operably associated with the booster propellant housing;
a plurality of biasing elements, corresponding to the plurality of fins, operably associated with the plurality of fins for
biasing the plurality of fins to an unfolded configuration; and

a spring ring disposed in the groove, such that the spring ring changes shape when the plurality of fins is deployed to lock
the plurality of fins in a deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,261,237

KEYWAY RETENTION SYSTEM FOR CRYOGENIC STORAGE TANKS

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1. A cryogenic tank support assembly comprising:
an outer tank structure defined by a plurality of circumferential rib members that are disposed adjacent to one another with
a gap between adjacent ones of the circumferential rib members;

an inner tank structure having a storage volume therein for storing a cryogenic material;
at least one key on an outer side of said inner tank structure; and
at least one key block comprised of a thermally insulating material that is affixed to an inner side of said outer tank structure
and at least partially positioned within the gap between adjacent ones of the circumferential rib members to define at least
one keyway in which said at least one key is received, said at least one key block contacting said at least one key to support
said inner tank structure in a spaced relation with said outer tank structure such that said inner tank structure does not
directly contact said outer tank structure.

US Pat. No. 9,242,708

NEUTRALIZATION OF A TARGET WITH AN ACOUSTIC WAVE

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1. A method, comprising:
generating a first acoustic wave having a first frequency;
disabling with the acoustic wave a device having a component with a resonance at approximately the first frequency;
generating a second acoustic wave;
directing the second acoustic wave toward the device;
identifying the device with a portion of the second acoustic wave reflected from the device; and
determining the resonance of the component in response to the identity of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,201,141

MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT TRACK BEAMS USING PHASE-ONLY PATTERN SYNTHESIS

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18. A system for tracking a primary target and a plurality of secondary targets comprising:
a radar; and
a radar controller operative for:
directing the radar to transmit a radar transmit signal main lobe at the primary target, the radar transmit signal main lobe
having associated radar transmit signal side lobes;

directing the radar to receive a main lobe radar return signal and side lobe radar return signals;
identifying the plurality of secondary targets, wherein each of the plurality of secondary targets is proximate to a side
lobe radar transmit signal;

directing the radar to track the primary target using the radar transmit signal main lobe and the main lobe radar return signal;
and

directing the radar to track at least one of the plurality of secondary targets using the side lobe radar transmit signal
proximate to the at least one of the plurality of secondary targets and an independent side lobe return beam formed to align
with the at least one of the plurality of secondary targets.

US Pat. No. 9,188,546

LATENT FINGERPRINT DETECTORS AND FINGERPRINT SCANNERS THEREFROM

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10. A surface contaminant detection system, comprising:
a light source alignment portion configured to align a light source at an illumination angle relative to a sample surface
such that said light source illuminates said sample surface so that the sample surface produces specular reflection; and

a specular reflection discriminator configured to direct the produced specular reflection to an optical detector aligned relative
to said sample surface at an alignment angle that is substantially equal to an angle of reflection of the produced specular
reflection such that the directed specular reflection does not saturate the optical detector; and

the optical detector configured to capture the specular reflection from the sample surface and generates image data using
essentially only the specular reflection to generate image data of the sample surface;

wherein said light source and said optical detector comprise substantially equal and opposite numerical apertures to create
geometric filtering to discriminate against diffuse reflection.

US Pat. No. 9,174,657

AUTOMATED REAL-TIME POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TRACK DATABASE VALIDATION

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1. A method of verifying a railway track database of a train management system, the track database contains information on
a plurality of trackside features located adjacent to a railway track including an identifier that uniquely identifies each
trackside feature and a geographical coordinate location of each trackside feature, the method comprising:
as the train is traveling on the railway track, reading a radio frequency identification tag that is affixed to a first one
of the trackside features using a reader disposed on the train, the reader obtaining from the tag a feature identifier that
uniquely identifies the first trackside feature and geographical coordinates of the first trackside feature, where the feature
identifier and the geographical coordinates are stored in memory of the tag; and

comparing the feature identifier and the geographical coordinates read by the reader with an expected identifier and expected
geographical coordinates obtained from the track database.

US Pat. No. 9,294,184

ACCURATE FAST-SWITCHING CROSS POLARIZATION REPEATER USING NON-RECIPROCAL SOLID-STATE PHASE SHIFTERS

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1. An rf cross-polarization repeater comprising, in combination:
an rf antenna adapted to receive an input signal and to separate said signal into orthogonally related polarization components;
an rf receiver;
a first transmission channel connecting said antenna and said receiver, said first channel being adapted to transmit said
polarization components of said input signal in separate subchannels;

first adjustable phase shift means included in said first channel;
first detection means connected to said receiver for adjusting said first phase shift means to null the signal presented to
said receiver by one of said subchannels;

a second rf transmission channel coupled to said first channel at the antenna end thereof, said second channel having two
subchannels connected to the subchannels of said first channel;

second adjustable phase shift means included in said second channel;
testing means for presenting a test signal to said receiver by applying a signal to one of the subchannels of said second
channel and for simultaneously adjusting said second phase shift means to null the signal thus presented to said receiver
by one of the subchannels of said first channel;

a transmitter connected to the other of the subchannels of said second channel; and
sequencing means for operating first said first detecting means, then said testing means and then said transmitter in a recurring
sequence to transmit from said second channel a pulsed output signal which maintains a substantially cross-polarized state
with respect to the polarization state of said input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,285,190

CORRELATION/ESTIMATION REPORTING ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

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7. A system for identifying an object of interest in a cloud of remote objects of different types, where the number of object
types is no greater than X, said system comprising:
an RF sensor observing said cloud, and configured to generate RF signals representing RF tracked object data for at least
some of the objects of said cloud;

an electromagnetic discriminator including a computer processor coupled to said RF sensor and configured to compute the probability
of each RF tracked object being one of the X possible object types;

an optical sensor observing at least portions of said cloud, and configured to generate infrared (IR) optical signals representing
IR tracked object data for at least some objects of said cloud;

an optical discriminator including a computer processor configured to compute the probability of each IR tracked object being
one of the X possible object types;

an electromagnetic/optical correlator configured to determine the probability that the ith electromagnetic object is correlated
or matched with the jth optical object, the correlator including a computer processor configured to:

generate an electromagnetic/optical correlation matrix by processing RF and IR positional data to generate a dimensional representation
in a common reference frame;

combine RF and IR measurements to determine translational bias and angular misalignment errors associated with the RF and
IR measurements;

define a weighted distance metric based on sensor measurement uncertainties; determining bias estimates based on the distance
metric; and

determine correlation components for each combination of RF and IR objects using the determined bias estimates for generating
RF/IR correlation matrix data for input to an object selection process.

US Pat. No. 9,261,593

HIGHER ORDER PROCESSING FOR SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR)

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1. A method for processing received return signals in a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system, including:
receiving, with a receiver of the SAR system, a plurality of pulsed radar return signals over a time period corresponding
to a plurality of data frames;

with at least one processor of the SAR system:
processing the received return signals to generate a SAR image for each of the single data frames;
processing a plurality of the single data frames, the processing including identifying targets as having characteristics associated
with one or more predetermined motion classes according to phase changes sensed between data frames; and

generating, with a display coupled to the at least one processor, a visual indication of targets associated with a predetermined
motion class, and

overlaying the visual indication of targets associated with a predetermined motion class onto one of the SAR images,
wherein each of the one or more motion classes is predefined by a respective one or more parametric models, each model representing
a discrete type of motion stored in a memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,182,495

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING INTEGRITY OF A GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM

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1. A navigation user equipment system for providing highly available integrity monitoring of a GNSS, the system comprising:
a navigation user equipment,
wherein the navigation user equipment is configured to assess integrity of a GNSS location obtained from the GNSS against
one or more locations obtained from at least one other GNSS, and

wherein the navigation user equipment is further configured to assess integrity of the GNSS location against locations obtained
from signals generated by one or more known local fixed emitters, and

wherein the navigation user equipment is further configured to assess integrity of the GNSS location based on historical data,
wherein the historical data comprise at least one of measurements made by an inertial navigation system of a user equipment
or prior measurements made by the user equipment during similar paths, and

wherein the navigation user equipment is further configured to output an integrity warning when one or more of the integrity
assessments indicate a loss of integrity of the GNSS;

a first communication interface configured to receive fixed emitter information and the historical data from a centralized
database, wherein the first communication interface is further configured to load the received fixed emitter information and
historical data into the user equipment prior to transiting a path; and

a second communication interface configured to receive navigational data of the user equipment, wherein the second communication
interface is further configured to load the navigational data of the user equipment after transiting a path into the centralized
database to update the historical data.

US Pat. No. 9,655,280

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FORCE GENERATING LINE-REPLACEABLE UNIT CHASSIS BY MEANS OF A LINEAR SPRING

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1. A system for selectively engaging a plurality of electronics modules with respective cooling surfaces of a cooling system
comprising:
a frame;
a spring element having a first end and a second end, the second end supported by the frame; and
a force generation system for selectively applying and maintaining a force on the first end of the spring element in a first
direction,

wherein the spring element, in response to said application of force, is configured to compress in length and expand in width
for urging each of the plurality of electronics modules into contact with a respective cooling surface of the cooling system.

US Pat. No. 9,609,752

INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE CONFIGURED TO CONTROL SOLDER FLOW AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OF SAME

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1. An interconnect structure configured to control solder flow, comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
a copper trace defined on a surface of said substrate, the copper trace defining at least a contact pad and a transmission
line in contact with the contact pad;

a metal layer covering said copper trace; and
a gold layer covering the metal layer on the contact pad and transmission line, the gold layer defining a gap over a portion
of the transmission line adjacent or near the contact pad, the metal layer exposed in the gap, an oxide being on the exposed
metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,366,872

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FIBER-LASER OUTPUT-BEAM SHAPING FOR SPECTRAL BEAM COMBINATION

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1. A system for combining a plurality of laser beamlets to form a single annular beam using spectral beam combination, the
system comprising:
a plurality of laser sources that emit a plurality of beamlets, wherein each one of the plurality of beamlets has a different
wavelength;

a beam annularizer that includes a plurality of optical units arranged to receive the beamlets, and configured to convert
each beamlet into a respective annular beam that has an annular cross-sectional power profile;

a beam-intersection transform element configured to point each respective one of the plurality of annular beams in an angular
intersection arrangement toward a first location; and

a spectral beam combiner at the first location configured to combine the plurality of wavelengths in the plurality of annular
beams into a first annular spectrally combined beam.

US Pat. No. 9,266,140

ANNULAR ADHESIVE BEAD APPLICATION

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1. An adhesive applicator device for applying adhesive material in a bead ring to a surface, the device comprising:
a nozzle comprising a nozzle intake port, a nozzle outlet port, and a nozzle cavity connecting and providing fluid communication
between the inlet and outlet ports;

the outlet port having an annular shape configured to form an annular bead of adhesive material on a surface onto which the
nozzle dispenses adhesive material;

the nozzle cavity comprising an annular flow path leading to the annular outlet port and shaped to dispense adhesive material
through the outlet port axially; and

the nozzle comprising inner and outer concentric walls defining the annular flow path therebetween, the inner concentric wall
extending axially beyond the outer concentric wall to allow outward radial movement of adhesive material and to block inward
radial encroachment of adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 9,239,959

MULTI-RESOLUTION, WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW, UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE NAVIGATION SENSOR

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1. An imaging system, comprising:
a polygonal mirror comprising a plurality of reflective polygon facets including a first polygon facet and an adjacent second
polygon facet;

a transmit side that generates a plurality of switched beam laser signals and scans the plurality of switched beam laser signals
into a first field of view by the first polygon facet and into a second field of view by the second polygon facet, the first
field of view and the second field of view forming an overlapping field of view portion that expands in a direction of laser
signal propagation, the first field of view further comprising a first non-overlapping field of view portion and the second
field of view further comprising a second non-overlapping field of view portion; and

a receive side that receives a plurality of reflections of the plurality of switched beam laser signals, the receive side
configured to generate imagery data, based on the plurality of reflections, that has a first resolution of the first non-overlapping
field of view portion and the second non-overlapping field of view portion, and a second resolution of the overlapping field
of view portion that is a greater resolution than the first resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,229,108

UNDERWATER PLATFORM WITH LIDAR AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A method comprising:
directing at least one laser beam pulse from a laser that is mounted on a moving underwater vehicle toward an underwater structure
while the vehicle is at a first location relative to the underwater structure;

detecting light that is reflected from the underwater structure using a light detector mounted on the underwater vehicle;
generating a first data point cloud from the detected light autonomously in real time, the first data point cloud being suitable
for generating a three-dimensional model of the underwater structure;

generating a virtual alignment model autonomously in real time of the underwater structure from the first data point cloud;
while generating the virtual alignment model autonomously in real time of the underwater structure from the first point cloud
data, moving the underwater vehicle from the first location to a second location relative to the underwater structure;

directing one or more additional laser beam pulses from the laser that is mounted on the moving underwater vehicle toward
the underwater structure while the vehicle is at the second location relative to the underwater structure;

detecting light that is reflected from the underwater structure from the one or more additional laser beam pulses using the
light detector and generating a second data point cloud autonomously in real time;

aligning a sample of the second data point cloud obtained to the virtual alignment model autonomously in real time; and
building a three dimensional virtual model autonomously in real time of the underwater structure with the virtual alignment
model and the sample of the second data point cloud.

US Pat. No. 9,391,055

POWER MODULE HAVING STACKED SUBSTRATES ARRANGED TO PROVIDE TIGHTLY-COUPLED SOURCE AND RETURN CURRENT PATHS

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1. A power module comprising:
a first substrate comprising at least a first electrically-conductive layer;
a second substrate comprising at least a second electrically-conductive layer, the first and second substrates being stacked
on each other;

a scalable network of power semiconductor switches arranged on at least one of the first and second substrates; and
a first power bar and a second power bar, wherein the first power bar and the second power bar are respectively connectable
to the first and second electrically-conductive layers through respective electromechanical interfaces arranged at selectable
interface locations along the first and second electrically-conductive layers, the interface locations and/or type of interface
being selectable based on the arrangement of the scalable network of power semiconductor switches,

wherein the first and second electrically-conductive layers are disposed on mutually opposed surfaces of a dielectric layer
having a thickness chosen to effect a level of coupling between respective source and return current paths provided by the
first and second electrically-conductive layers, the level of coupling arranged to increase the mutual inductance within said
power module.

US Pat. No. 9,379,469

METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A MULTIPLE LAYER ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

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1. A method of assembling a multiple layer electronic assembly, comprising:
providing a mounting plate having a surface comprising:
a plurality of anchor openings at first predetermined locations; and
at least two anchor pins at second predetermined locations;
for each of a plurality of first layer electronic components:
inserting a pin that extends substantially perpendicularly from a first contact face of a compression connector through a
reference opening of a respective first layer electronic component of the plurality of first layer electronic components to
form a subassembly, the pin extending completely through the respective first layer electronic component and having an extension
portion that extends beyond a bottom surface of the first layer electronic component; and

mounting the subassembly with respect to the mounting plate by inserting the extension portion in a corresponding anchor opening
of the mounting plate; and

mounting a second layer electronic assembly on top of the subassemblies by aligning two pin receiving openings in the second
layer electronic assembly with the corresponding at least two anchor pins of the mounting plate and sliding the second layer
electronic assembly down the at least two anchor pins on top of the plurality of subassemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,366,238

SYSTEM AND PROCESS OF COOLING AN OTEC WORKING FLUID PUMP MOTOR

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1. A method of increasing performance of a two-phase evaporator that evaporates a two-phase working fluid that is pumped to
the two-phase evaporator by a pump driven by a pump motor, comprising:
directing a portion of the two-phase working fluid from an outlet of the pump through a heat exchanger to exchange heat with
a liquid cooling circuit disposed within a pressure vessel and that is in direct heat exchange relationship with the pump
motor, the pump and the pump motor being disposed within an interior space of the pressure vessel that is disposed under the
surface of a body of water; and

after exchanging heat with the pump motor, directing the portion of the two-phase working fluid back into the outlet of the
pump or into an a pump inlet of the pump prior to the two-phase working fluid flowing to the two-phase evaporator so that
the two-phase working fluid that reaches the two-phase evaporator is at an increased temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,357,670

EFFICIENT HEAT TRANSFER FROM CONDUCTION-COOLED CIRCUIT CARDS

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1. A conduction-cooled card assembly, comprising:
a conduction-cooling frame having a thermal management interface adapted to transfer heat from the frame to a chassis;
a printed wiring board mounted on the conduction-cooling frame; and
a wedgelock fastener adapted to press the thermal management interface of the conduction-cooling frame against a rail of the
chassis;

wherein:
the thermal management interface of the conduction-cooling frame is made primarily of a first material, a portion of the thermal
management interface that is adapted to engage the wedgelock fastener or the rail of the chassis is made of a second material
that is softer than the first material, and the second material is atomically bonded to the first material; or

the wedgelock fastener is made primarily of a first material, a portion of the wedgelock fastener that is adapted to engage
the thermal management interface or another rail of the chassis is made of a second material that is softer than the first
material, and the second material is atomically bonded to the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,300,160

ELIMINATION OF POWER CONSUMPTION WHEN CHARGER/ADAPTOR IS NOT IN USE

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1. A charger or power source for an appliance, which appliance is energized or charged by application of voltage to the appliance,
said charger or power source comprising:
a power mains socket having contacts for connecting the charger or power source to a power mains plug electrically connected
to a power mains;

a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, and an electrical connection between a first side of the primary
winding and a first power mains socket contact;

an appliance socket having contacts for connecting the secondary winding of the transformer to an appliance plug,
wherein an electrical connection between a second power mains socket contact and a second side of the primary winding is routed
through said appliance socket and said appliance plug such that the primary winding of the transformer cannot be energized
unless the appliance plug is coupled to the appliance socket.

US Pat. No. 9,293,284

SOFT-SWITCHING GATE CONTROL

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1. Soft-switching gate control circuitry comprising:
a first discharge circuit coupled across a first switching device; and
a first control circuit, upon a first switch input signal transitioning from a disabled state to an enabled state, adapted
to:

cause the first discharge circuit to transition from a high impedance state to a discharge impedance state to reduce a voltage
across the first switching device; and

when the voltage across the first switching device drops below a first threshold value, cause the first switching device to
transition from an off state to an on state.

US Pat. No. 9,510,479

FLUID-COOLED MODULE FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES

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1. A closed-loop fluid-cooled electronic module, comprising:
a printed wiring board (PWB) incorporating PWB electrical circuitry;
at least one interposer being mounted on said printed wiring board and having at least one interposer cooling fluid channel
for circulating a cooling fluid therethrough and being provided with interposer electrical wiring in electrical communication
with said PWB electrical circuitry of said printed wiring board;

an electronic or electro-optical device in heat-transmissive contact with said at least one interposer and in electrical communication
with said interposer electrical wiring;

a heat exchanger mounted on said at least one interposer, said heat exchanger having a heat exchanger cooling fluid channel
for circulating said cooling fluid therethrough; and

a pump mounted on said printed wiring board, for circulating said cooling fluid through said at least one interposer cooling
fluid channel and said heat exchanger cooling fluid channel,

wherein said at least one interposer, said heat exchanger, and said pump are configured to circulate said cooling fluid through
said at least one interposer cooling fluid channel and said heat exchanger cooling fluid channel in a closed-loop fluid cooling
path providing fluid serial communication between components of said electronic module, said components including said at
least one interposer, said heat exchanger, and said pump.

US Pat. No. 9,472,860

ANTENNA ARRAY AND METHOD FOR FABRICATION OF ANTENNA ARRAY

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19. A millimeter wave radar array assembly comprising:
a ground plane mounting plate including first mounting holes spaced for receiving grooved posts for holding a panel section
of a discrete antenna element and second mounting holes spaced for receiving a connector section of the discrete antenna element,
at least some of the second mounting holes being between the first mounting holes, wherein the center-to-center spacing between
the first mounting holes is less than 1.0 cm;

a plurality of grooved posts, each of the grooved posts comprising a first section having longitudinal grooves on each side,
and an elongate shaft section extending from a lower end of the body portion, wherein the shaft section of each of the plurality
of grooved posts has a closed end configured to be received into a corresponding one of the first mounting holes, wherein
the elongate shaft section has a smaller cross-section than the first section of the grooved post and wherein the elongate
shaft section is sized to closely fit within the first mounting holes without use of a fastener; and

a plurality of the discrete antenna elements, each discrete antenna element having a single panel section including a single
radiating horn element and a single cylindrical connector base electrically coupled to the single radiating horn element,
wherein opposite edges of the panel section of each discrete antenna element are affixed within the grooves of adjacent installed
grooved posts and the corresponding cylindrical connector base of the discrete antenna element is affixed within one of the
second mounting holes.

US Pat. No. 9,389,103

SENSOR ARRAY PACKAGING SOLUTION

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1. A sensor array packaging system, comprising:
a structural core body comprising a predetermined configuration on a surface thereof and a through hole extending from the
surface to a backside thereof;

one or more electro-optical components mounted to the backside of the structural core body; and
a wiring board comprising a plurality of sensor array elements contacting walls of the predetermined configuration, each having
a cable extending through the through hole to at least one of the one or more electro-optical components.

US Pat. No. 9,313,429

REDUCING ROLL-INDUCED SMEAR IN IMAGERY

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1. A method, comprising:
for each frame period of a plurality of frame periods of a detector array comprising a plurality of pixels:
rotating a pixel mask with respect to the detector array based on a rotational movement of a scene with respect to the detector
array to identify a subset of pixels of the detector array;

integrating, by the pixels in the subset of pixels, energy from the scene; and
reading out the pixels in the subset of pixels to generate a pixel data set;
generating an image portion of the scene based on the pixel data set; and
combining successive image portions to form an image of the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,280,855

REMOTE RECOGNITION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

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8. A computerized method for distributing computer processing of mail piece scan images across a plurality of mail piece scan
image processors, the method comprising:
receiving a mail piece scan image from a mail piece scan image job requestor;
selecting, at a mail piece scan image job manager, one of a plurality of mail piece scan image processors to process the mail
piece scan image based on at least a type of mail processing equipment that captured the mail piece scan image, the mail piece
scan image job manager being geographically remote from one or more of the plurality of mail piece scan image processors and
coupled to each of the plurality of mail piece scan image processors; and

transmitting the mail piece scan image to the selected one of the plurality of mail piece scan image processors.

US Pat. No. 9,402,322

METAL-FREE MONOLITHIC EPITAXIAL GRAPHENE-ON-DIAMOND PWB WITH OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

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1. A method for forming a waveguide comprising:
utilizing a three-dimensional (3D) printer to deposit a plurality of layers of poly(hydridocarbyne) and poly(methylsilyne),
wherein:

the plurality of layers of poly(hydridocarbyne) are deposited in the geometry of a cladding for an optical waveguide; and
the plurality of layers of poly(methylsilyne) are deposited so as to form the shape of a core of the optical waveguide; and
heating the plurality of layers of poly(hydridocarbyne) and poly(methylsilyne) to a first temperature to form the optical
waveguide, the optical waveguide being formed of a core of polycrystalline silicon carbide surrounded by polycrystalline diamond
after the heating of the plurality of layers of poly(hydridocarbyne) and poly(methylsilyne).

US Pat. No. 9,386,693

BOARD INTEGRATED INTERCONNECT

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1. An apparatus, comprising:
a printed circuit board comprising:
a first plurality of layers formed using a three-dimensional printing process;
a top surface;
a bottom surface opposed to the top surface; and
a first plane on the top surface and parallel to the top surface; and
an interconnect integral to the printed circuit board, the interconnect positioned below the first plane of the top surface
and oriented along a second plane that is distinct from the first plane and comprising:

a second plurality of layers on at least a portion of the first plurality of layers, the second plurality of layers formed
using the three-dimensional printing process;

a stabilizing structure; and
a contact positioned within the stabilizing structure;
wherein:
the stabilizing structure comprises a first material that is non-conductive and the contact comprises a second material that
is different than the first material;

the contact comprises an electrical contact; and
the interconnect comprises a component connector.

US Pat. No. 9,219,490

FRONT END SAMPLE AND HOLD CIRCUIT FOR A RECONFIGURABLE ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

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4. A reconfigurable wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) system comprising:
a first converter stage including:
a first signal path including a first sample and hold circuit responsive to an input signal for sampling the input signal
at a first resolution; and

a second signal path arranged parallel to the first signal path and including a second sample and hold circuit responsive
to the input signal for sampling the input signal at a second resolution; and

a control circuit arranged in series with the first and second signal paths and configured to isolate one of the first and
second signal paths from an output of the control circuit in response to a control signal, wherein the control circuit comprises:

a first transistor having a base terminal connected to an output of the first signal path and an emitter terminal connected
to the output of the control circuit; and

a second transistor having a base terminal connected to an output of the second signal path and an emitter terminal connected
to the output of the control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,194,748

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCT FOR DETECTION OF GROUND ANOMALIES USING DUAL-FILTER INFRARED IMAGING

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1. A system comprising:
an image sensor configured to receive scattered light from a scene in a thermal infrared spectral region;
a Modified Integrated Thermal (MIT) band filter to acquire MIT band data within a thermal detection bandwidth;
a sub-band filter to acquire a first sub-band data within a first sub-band bandwidth which is within the thermal detection
bandwidth, the sub-band filter is a Reference band filter to capture Reference band data or a Reststrahlen band filter to
capture Reststrahlen band data; and

one or more processors configured to perform differencing of the MIT band data and the first sub-band data to compute a second
sub-band data, the computed second sub-band data is Reference band data when the sub-band filter is the Reststrahlen band
filter or the computed second sub-band data is Reststrahlen band data when the sub-band filter is the Reference band filter.

US Pat. No. 9,088,292

CLOCKING SCHEME FOR RECONFIGURABLE WIDEBAND ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

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1. A clocking system for a reconfigurable wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising:
a plurality of Delay Locked Loops (DLLs) arranged in parallel, each DLL responsive to an input clock signal and configured
to generate a plurality of output clock signals for controlling the operation of the ADC;

a DLL controller for selectively activating at least one of the plurality of DLLs and deactivating the remaining DLLs; and
a clock edge control system for adjusting the phase of the plurality of output clock signals from the activated DLL.

US Pat. No. 9,207,314

RAPID DETERMINATION OF MODEL TRANSITIONS FOR INTERACTING MODELS WITH BOUNDED PARAMETERS

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1. A method for estimating the state of an object, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a plurality of interacting models, each model representing a potential operating mode of the object and defined
by at least one extrinsic parameter constrained to lie within a predetermined range of values;

making measurements of at least one aspect of the state of the object with at least one sensor;
using at least one processor responsive to the output of the sensor:
calculating mixed estimates of the state of the object and their mixed covariances;
predicting the mixed estimates and the mixed covariances of each of the plurality of models to the time of the measurement
of the at least one aspect of the state of the object;

computing filter gains for each of the plurality of models according to the predicted mixed estimates and mixed covariances;
processing the measurements of the at least one aspect of the state of the object in each model, yielding a measurement-updated
object state and covariance for each model;

calculating model probabilities from the measurement-updated state and covariance; and
generating an overall estimate of the state and covariance of the object from the model-conditioned updated states, model-conditioned
covariances, and model probabilities.

US Pat. No. 9,373,734

HIGH-EFFICIENCY SOLAR ENERGY DEVICE

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1. A semiconductor structure useful in forming a solar cell comprising:
a substrate;
at least one active layer formed of a material including a homogenous compound of an Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN) powder
and a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) material atomized into the InGaN powder to thereby align alloy grain boundaries
of the at least one active layer after vaporizing the POSS material; and

an absorption-enhancing layer for increasing photon propagation into the at least one active layer.

US Pat. No. 9,358,508

DRYER AND WATER RECOVERY/PURIFICATION UNIT EMPLOYING GRAPHENE OXIDE OR PERFORATED GRAPHENE MONOLAYER MEMBRANES

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1. A water purification and recovery system comprising:
a container including a first chamber and a second chamber;
a heating device that heats the first chamber;
a graphene oxide membrane disposed at an interface between the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein a wet muck or
aqueous sample introduced into the first chamber is heated by heat from the heating device to cause vaporization of at least
some portion of the wet muck or aqueous sample, and wherein water molecules within the vaporized muck or aqueous sample pass
through said graphene oxide membrane into the second chamber; and

a cooling device that cools the second chamber, wherein the second chamber is cooled by the cooling device to the point that
water molecules passing through said graphene oxide membrane into the second chamber condense within the second chamber and
collect as liquid water in the second chamber,

wherein said heating device and said cooling device together comprise a thermoelectric device having a heating surface and
a cooling surface, and wherein said thermoelectric device is disposed within said container and oriented to have the heating
surface thereof facing the first chamber and the cooling surface thereof facing the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,212,829

SOLAR HEAT COLLECTOR WITH INTERNAL FOCAL POINTS

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1. A solar heat collector comprising:
a sheet of lenses, the sheet of lenses receiving light on a first side and focusing light at focal points on a second side;
tubing on the second side of the sheet of lenses, wherein the tubing comprises an input tube for receiving heat absorbing
fluid, internal tubing for routing heat absorbing fluid through at least some of the focal points of the sheet of lenses,
and an output tube for outputting heated heat absorbing fluid; and

nodes situated at at least some of the focal points of the sheet of lenses, wherein the nodes are connected to the internal
tubing.

US Pat. No. 9,208,447

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING VEHICLE TRACKS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method for classifying unclassified vehicle tracks using real-time sensor data comprising:
acquiring a computer database of vehicle track characteristics data for known vehicle tracks;
defining vehicle track signatures based on the vehicle track characteristics data including defining at least one relationship
between a first vehicle track and a second vehicle track in which the first vehicle track and the second vehicle track are
related;

generating a graph based on the vehicle track signatures, the graph having state nodes representative of distinguishing vehicle
track characteristics defined in the vehicle track signatures and links between the state nodes representative of relationships
between the distinguishing vehicle track characteristics defined in the vehicle track signatures, said graph also having reporting
nodes for classifying unknown vehicle tracks when sufficient distinguishing vehicle track characteristics have been observed;

processing with the graph, using a processor, first real-time sensor data corresponding to a first unclassified vehicle track
and second real-time sensor data corresponding to a second unclassified vehicle track by:

determining if the first unclassified vehicle track and the second unclassified vehicle track are related by kinematic analysis
of the first real-time sensor data and the second real-time sensor data;

responsive to a determination that the first unclassified vehicle track and the second unclassified vehicle track are not
related:

performing run-time processing to classify the first vehicle track by passing the first real-time sensor data through the
graph until the first unclassified vehicle track is classified; and

performing run-time processing to classify the second vehicle track by passing the second real-time sensor data through the
graph until the second unclassified vehicle track is classified;

responsive to a determination that the first unclassified vehicle track and the second unclassified vehicle track are related:
performing run-time processing to classify the first vehicle track by passing the first real-time sensor data and the second
real-time sensor data through the graph until the first unclassified vehicle track is classified;

performing run-time processing to classify the second vehicle track by passing the first real-time sensor data and the second
real-time sensor data through the graph until the second unclassified vehicle track is classified.

US Pat. No. 9,188,979

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

20. A method for determining a physical location of a vehicle being guided with an onboard navigational positioning system
capable of generating a location vector for a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving a plurality of electromagnetic radiation signals;
receiving a plurality of ambient parameter measurements;
measuring the time at which each of the plurality of ambient parameter measurements are made;
calculating a confirming location position from the time measurement, the plurality of electromagnetic radiation signals and
the plurality of ambient parameter measurements;

creating a differential vector by comparing the confirming location position to a location vector; and
preventing use of the onboard navigational positioning system in directing movement of the vehicle until the differential
vector is below a predetermined error value.

US Pat. No. 9,182,200

ARMOR HAVING PRISMATIC, TESSELATED CORE

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. An armor comprising:
a core configured with a first layer of prismatic elements arranged in a tessellated fashion and a second layer of prismatic
elements arranged in a tessellated fashion; and

at least one of an explosive material, at least one computing device, at least one sensor, at least one optical fiber, at
least one antenna element, and at least one electrical wire associated with at least one of a component of the armor, at least
one prismatic element of the first layer of prismatic elements and at least one prismatic element of the second layer of the
prismatic elements;

wherein the first layer of prismatic elements is nested into the second layer of prismatic elements;
wherein at least one prismatic elements of the first layer of prismatic elements and the second layer of prismatic elements
comprise a first base, a second base, and a plurality of faces extending between the first base and the second base; and

wherein at least one of the plurality of faces is non-planar to provide for the armor to be curved in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 9,860,985

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING ISOLATION IN HIGH-DENSITY LAMINATED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of dielectric layers including first, second and third dielectric layers;
a first metal layer arranged on the first dielectric layer, the first metal layer including a first signal conductor arranged
on a surface of the first dielectric layer;

a second metal layer arranged between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer;
a second signal conductor arranged between the second dielectric layer and the third dielectric layer;
a via extending through at least a portion of the plurality of dielectric layers and electrically connecting a first end of
the first signal conductor to a first end of the second signal conductor;

a first ground via having a C-shaped profile at least partially surrounding the first end of the first signal conductor; and
a second ground via having a C-shaped profile at least partially surrounding the first end of the second signal conductor,
wherein the second ground via extends from the second metal layer through the third dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,622,356

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE MOUNTING

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. An electronic package mounting assembly, the assembly comprising:
a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) including a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising conductive pathways carried by
a non-conductive PCB substrate, and further comprising electrical PCB contacts carried by the PCB substrate and coupled with
the conductive pathways;

an electronic package carried by the PCB and comprising electrical package contacts on a bottom surface of the package, the
package contacts being in contact with the PCB contacts;

a gasket supporting the package on the PCB substrate, surrounding the PCB contacts, fitting around and contacting a laterally
outer perimeter edge of the package, and contacting a package underside outer marginal portion, the gasket including a side
wall that frames and engages the perimeter edge of the package and a lip that extends inward from around a lower edge of the
gasket side wall and is sandwiched between the PCB substrate and the package underside outer marginal portion; and

a bead of adhesive material surrounding the gasket and coating a lower interface between the gasket and the PCB substrate,
the bead of adhesive material coating an upper interface between the gasket and the package.

US Pat. No. 9,143,146

RECONFIGURABLE WIDEBAND SUB-RANGING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A reconfigurable wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) system comprising:
a first converter stage including:
a first signal path including a first sample and hold circuit for sampling an input signal at a first resolution;
a second signal path arranged in parallel with the first signal path, the second signal path including a second sample and
hold circuit for sampling the input signal at a second resolution;

a second converter stage including at least one sample and hold circuit arranged in series with an output of at least one
of the first or second sample and hold circuits;

a first ADC arranged in parallel with the second converter stage and configured to generate a digital representation of the
sampled input signal from the first or second sample and hold circuit; and

a control circuit arranged in parallel with the second converter stage and between outputs of the first and second sample
and hold circuits and an input of the first ADC and configured to selectively provide the sampled input signals generated
by the first or second sample and hold circuit to the input of the first ADC.

US Pat. No. 9,088,787

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING VISUAL REMOTE ASSISTANCE THROUGH COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A system comprising:
a three-dimensional (3D) scanning device, located at a first location, configured to scan a scene in a real world in a forward
field-of-view of a first user and to generate sensor data associated with an object in the scene;

a first computing system, located at a second location;
a second computing system, located at the first location, configured to create a 3D model of the object based on the sensor
data and to communicate the 3D model to the first computing system;

wherein the first computing system is configured to:
present imagery of the object to a second user based on the 3D model;
receive, via user input, an annotation associated with the object; and
communicate, to the second computing system, information that identifies the annotation;
wherein the second computing system is further configured to:
receive the information that identifies the annotation; and
present the annotation and a real-world view of the object to the first user.

US Pat. No. 9,419,954

STORING AND TRANSMITTING SENSITIVE DATA

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A system for secure key management, comprising:
a secondary device comprising a programmable hardware component and an associated secure data storage, wherein the secondary
device comprises:

an isolated one-way communications link from a peripheral bus connecting a computing device to the secondary device to receive
input data unilaterally from the computing device via direct peripheral-to-peripheral communications for transferring the
input data including addressing and routing information for one or more destinations on a computer network for storage of
the input data in the secure data storage wherein the computing device comprising a central processor, native operating system
and a communication interface component;

a connection from the secondary device to the communication interface component of the computing device for output, where
the communications interface component connects the computing device to the computer network;

an encryption key generator to generate and store encryption keys on the secure data storage, wherein the encryption key generator
comprises executable instructions; and

an encryption key distribution module to distribute the stored encryption keys to one or more destinations on the computer
network based on the stored addressing and routing information for the one or more destinations on the computer network through
the communications interface component, wherein the distribution to the one or more destinations bypasses the central processor
of the computing device, wherein the encryption key distribution module comprises executable instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,225,695

STORING AND TRANSMITTING SENSITIVE DATA

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A computer-implemented method for storing and transmitting sensitive information from a mobile device to another mobile
device or a financial institution's remote server, comprising:
storing received input data as source data on a secure data storage of a secondary device connected to a mobile device, the
secure data storage to receive the received input data unilaterally via an isolated one-way communication link from the mobile
device,

wherein the mobile device comprises an operating system, a central processor and a communications interface component that
connects the mobile device to said another mobile device or said remote server; and

transferring the source data from the secure data storage of the secondary device to the communications interface component
of the mobile device while bypassing the central processor for communication to said remote server.

US Pat. No. 9,159,418

HIGH DENSITY STACKED CNT MEMORY CUBE ARRAYS WITH MEMORY SELECTORS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A three-dimensional (3-D) memory stack comprising:
a plurality of memory devices vertically stacked to form the 3-D memory stack, each memory device including:
at least one memory cell, each of the memory cells being formed of carbon nanotube (CNT) material on and in electrical connection
with a conductive layer that forms a word line of the 3-D memory stack; and

at least one selector element, each of the selector elements configured to couple a memory cell of the memory cells to a respective
bit line, wherein the 3-D memory stack is formed in a middle layer of a semiconductor chip, and the selector elements are
configured as non-diode and non-transistor elements in direct contact with CNT memory cells.

US Pat. No. 9,074,822

STRUCTURES UTILIZING PHASE CHANGE FOR HEAT MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a reticulated foam structure comprising a first ceramic or metal composition;
loading particles comprising a second ceramic or metal composition into spaces in the reticulated foam structure; and
compressing and heating the reticulated foam structure having the particles loaded therein to sinter and form a monolithic
structure;

wherein one of the first ceramic or metal composition or second ceramic or metal composition is selected from the group consisting
of TaC, Ta2C, and combinations thereof, and other of the first ceramic or metal composition or second ceramic or metal composition is
selected from the group consisting of B4C, SiC, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,366,546

PROJECTED SYNTHETIC VISION

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A system comprising:
one or more sensors;
a terrain database;
a projected synthetic vision controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the terrain database, the projected synthetic
vision controller configured to generate and project synthetic vision images based on vehicle position, terrain information
and vehicle operator boresight information; and

one or more projectors coupled to the projected synthetic vision controller,
wherein the one or more projectors are configured to display images onto a diffractive holographic member.

US Pat. No. 9,464,006

NANOPOROUS COATING SYNTHESIS AND APPARATUS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

11. A method comprising:
fabricating a packed structure of nanoparticles, each nanoparticle of the packed structure having a diameter greater than
0 nm and less than 1000 nm;

creating a porous polymer template having voids therein by using the packed structure of nanoparticles; and
producing tantalum carbide nanoballoons in the voids of the porous polymer template, each of the metal carbide nanoballoons
being hollow and having a diameter greater than 0 nm and less than 1000 nm;

wherein producing comprises:
dissolving tantalum oxide in an aqueous solution;
adding sodium chloride to precipitate NaTaO3 in a nanoform;

reducing the NaTaO3 with tri-ethyl-aluminum to form tantalum nanoparticles; and

converting the tantalum nanoparticles into tantalum carbide nanoballoons in the voids of the porous polymer template.

US Pat. No. 9,340,894

ANODE BATTERY MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. An anode material for lithium ion batteries, wherein the anode material comprises:
a porous silicon particle comprising a silicon component,
wherein the silicon component comprises a plurality of pores in the silicon component,
wherein the plurality of pores comprise at least one pore that spans an entire thickness of the silicon component; and
a binding material associated with the silicon component, wherein the binding material comprises pyrolyzed polyacrylonitrile,
and wherein the pyrolyzed polyacrylonitrile is infiltrated into the plurality of pores of the silicon component.

US Pat. No. 9,252,952

GESTURE-BASED ENCRYPTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method for establishing secure communications, comprising:
measuring one or more human gestures using a sensor on a first device so as to create a first metric based on the one or more
human gestures that includes time-based information corresponding to the one or more human gestures;

creating a strong encryption key based on the first metric, including the time-based information incorporated into the first
metric; communicating to a second device using the strong encryption key to encrypt data sent to the second device; and

performing an authentication between the first device and the second device including: creating a first handshake string based
on a communication initiation time, a unique device identifier of the first device and the first metric;

sending the first handshake string to the second device; receiving a second handshake string from the second device, the second
handshake string created using the communication initiation time, a unique device identifier of the second device and a second
gesture-based metric created at the second device; and verifying an identity of the second device using the second handshake
string using pre-stored information including the unique device identifier of the second device and a reference image associated
with the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,225,070

CAVITY BACKED APERTURE COUPLED DIELECTRICALLY LOADED WAVEGUIDE RADIATING ELEMENT WITH EVEN MODE EXCITATION AND WIDE ANGLE IMPEDANCE MATCHING

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A radiating element for a radar array antenna comprising:
a first dielectric material layer having a circular waveguide formed therein;
a dielectric resonator arranged over the circular waveguide;
a parasitic patch arranged over the dielectric resonator;
a second dielectric material layer arranged below the first dielectric material layer;
a cross-slot aperture formed in a groundplane arranged between the first and second dielectric material layers;
a first feed element formed in the second dielectric material layer, the first feed element having a first portion arranged
at a first distance from a first end of a first slot of the cross-slot aperture, and a second portion arranged at a distance
from a second end of the first slot of the cross-slot aperture equal to said first distance for achieving even mode excitation
of the first slot; and

a second feed element formed in the second dielectric material layer, the second feed element having a first portion arranged
at a second distance from a first end of a second slot of the cross-slot aperture, and a second portion arranged at a distance
from a second end of the second slot of the cross-slot aperture equal to said second distance for achieving even mode excitation
of the second slot.

US Pat. No. 9,390,376

DISTRIBUTED MACHINE LEARNING INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A distributed machine learning system, comprising:
a plurality of distributed learning environments in communication over a network, wherein each environment comprises:
a computing device having a memory and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor adapted to implement a learning environment
via one or more agents in a rules-based system, wherein the agents learn to perform tasks in their respective learning environment
to develop knowledge;

a storage in which knowledge comprising a plurality of rule sets developed by the agents for performing the tasks are stored,
wherein the knowledge is tagged to facilitate identification, storage and retrieval;

an ontology that is weighted to provide, in response to at least one request by the one or more agents, classification of
at least a close choice of knowledge to share rule sets developed by the agents in the plurality of distributed learning environments
for implementing tasks which are related, but not necessarily the same so that matched parts from the at least close choice
of the knowledge provided from at least one sending agent is included with an unmatched part of the rule sets of at least
one requesting agent, wherein the at least close choice of knowledge comprising a highest score indicating a level of match
of the capabilities between a desired and an available rules lists and providing classification comprises tagging the knowledge
with words that define what it does using an ontology-based tagging system;

an interface for sharing at least one of the tagged knowledge and the at least close choice of knowledge with other agents
throughout the plurality of distributed learning environments when the at least one requesting agent requests at least one
of the tagged knowledge and the close choice of knowledge.

US Pat. No. 9,360,495

LOW DENSITY UNDERWATER ACCELEROMETER

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A low density accelerometer comprising:
a buoyant outer layer;
a rigid hollow housing within said buoyant outer layer, said housing having an upper member and a lower member and configured
to form a groove at a junction of the upper member and the lower member in an inner surface of said housing;

a disk shaped sensing element configured in an annular ring defining an aperture, said sensing element configured to engage
the groove along an outer edge of the annular ring;

a solid proof mass disposed in the annular ring and configured with a threaded bore on an upper surface of the proof mass;
a retainer disposed on an upper surface of the sensing element, wherein an edge of said retainer is in contact with the upper
surface of the sensing element circumferentially about the aperture; and

a threaded fastener having a head larger than an opening in the retainer, and a threaded end configured to pass through the
retainer and the aperture in the sensing element and threadingly engage the threaded bore in the proof mass.

US Pat. No. 9,297,886

SPACE TIME ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR SUPPRESSION OF SPACEBORNE CLUTTER

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

11. A system for identifying one or more launched objects obscured by clutter,
the system comprising:
a sensor configured to transmit and receive one or more sensor pulses to obtain a plurality of range-velocity sensor images;
memory for storing the plurality of range-velocity images; and
a processor configured to:
cause the sensor to transmit the one or more sensor pulses to obtain the plurality of range-velocity sensor images;
generate a range-velocity-acceleration image from the plurality of range-velocity sensor images;
identify objects in the range-velocity-acceleration image exhibiting ballistic acceleration as clutter objects; and
identify objects in the range-velocity-acceleration image exhibiting non-ballistic acceleration as launched objects.

US Pat. No. 9,300,054

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD BASED FEED HORN

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A feed horn comprising:
one or more printed circuit boards forming all outer walls of the feed horn such that the one or more printed circuit boards
form the entire outer walls of the feed horn, the one or more printed circuit boards having a trace pattern on an interior
surface of the feed horn, the one or more printed circuit boards comprising a conductive outer layer on an exterior surface
of the feed horn, the trace pattern connected to the conductive outer layer through a via,

wherein the trace pattern forms a metamaterial on the interior surface of the feed horn for manipulating propagation of electromagnetic
waves.

US Pat. No. 9,114,890

THRUSTER ORBIT CONTROL METHOD AND CONFIGURATION

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A stationkeeping method for a spacecraft having an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis, the method comprising:
if there is no thruster failure on the spacecraft, then performing stationkeeping by firing one or more thrusters of the spacecraft
at a first orbit position and firing another one or more thrusters of the spacecraft at a second orbit position;

if a single-thruster failure occurs on the spacecraft, then performing stationkeeping by:
firing a first thruster of the spacecraft at a third orbit position, wherein the third orbit position is offset from the first
orbit position by an angle ? given by

?=tan?1(2 tan ?)

 where ? is an angle between the X-axis of the spacecraft and a projection of a thrust vector of the first thruster in an
X/Y plane of the spacecraft; and

firing a second thruster of the spacecraft at a fourth orbit position, wherein the fourth orbit position is offset from the
second orbit position by the angle ?.

US Pat. No. 9,115,996

THREAT ANALYSIS TOOLKIT

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method of managing a flight path of an aircraft subject to a threat, the method comprising the steps of:
a. receiving threat data;
b. receiving flight path data including a location of each of a plurality of preselected mission waypoints;
c. computing a simulated waypoint along the flight path, the simulated waypoint located between two of the plurality of preselected
mission waypoints;

d. computing line of sight LOS vectors from the location of the simulated waypoint to locations of threats, each of the LOS
vector having an azimuth parameter, an elevation parameter, and a range parameter;

e. determining a probability of threat detection by the threat using the computed LOS Vector;
f. creating a volumetric perturbation by, perturbing the parameters of Azimuth, elevation, and range to generate a plurality
of perturbed LOS vectors each having one or more or all of its respective parameters of azimuth, elevation, and range having
perturbed values;

g. altering the flight path based on the volumetric perturbation;
h. assigning a threat value from among each probability of threat detection by the threat determined using the computed LOS
vector and each of the plurality of perturbed LOS vectors;

i. determining if the maximum probability of threat detection value of the threat exceeds an acceptable probability of detection
value of the threat; and

j. if the maximum probability of threat detection value of the threat exceeds the acceptable probability of threat detection
value, performing the step of generating, a list of a plurality of candidate waypoints.

US Pat. No. 9,453,705

PAYLOAD LAUNCHER AND AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A payload launch system, comprising:
a launch tube defining a launch chamber, a cap releasably secured to the launch tube and closing an open end of the launch
chamber;

a payload and sabot disposed within the launch chamber, the payload is connected to the sabot;
a stowed, deployable lift hag in the launch tube; and
an energy source in the launch tube that can be selectively applied to the payload and sabot to launch the payload from the
launch chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,385,620

AC LINK CONVERTER SWITCH ENGINE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A multiport alternating current (AC) link converter, comprising:
a resonant AC link;
an input port;
an output port;
a plurality of switches, a first subset of which are between the input port and the resonant AC link and a second subset of
which are between the resonant AC link and the output port; and

a switch control configured to:
determine an input port energy transfer amount and an output port energy transfer amount based at least in part on measured
errors caused by one of a moving reference and a load that affects output voltage levels;

access an input port sequence table associated with the input port and, based at least in part on the input port energy transfer
amount, select a particular input switch sequence of a plurality of different input switch sequences from the input port sequence
table;

access an output port sequence table associated with the output port and, based at least in part on the output port energy
transfer amount, select a particular output switch sequence of a plurality of different output switch sequences from the output
port sequence table;

based on the particular input switch sequence, initiate a sequence of opening and closing switches in the first subset of
switches; and

based on the particular output switch sequence, initiate a sequence of opening and closing switches in the second subset of
switches.

US Pat. No. 9,333,644

PORTABLE LOAD LIFTING SYSTEM

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A portable load lifting system, comprising:
a movable support structure;
a movable counter weight rotatably secured to said movable support structure about a counter weight rotation axis, the movable
counter weight comprising:

a counter weight actuator configured to rotate the movable counter weight about the counter weight rotation axis; and
a winch comprising a motor driven reel mechanism; and
a pair of lifting straps connected to the motor driven reel mechanism of the winch at a first end, each lifting strap comprising:
an end effector configured to contact a load; and
a handle attached to an outside surface of the end effector;
wherein the motor driven reel mechanism is configured to reel the pair of lifting straps such that the pair of lifting straps
lift the load when the end effectors contact the load.

US Pat. No. 9,292,792

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING CONVEX HULLS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A computer-implemented method for classifying a change in the state of a target being monitored, said method comprising:
measuring feature data associated with said target during a defined time duration;
processing using a computer processor, real time sensor data from said target using a graph data structure that has defined
therein convex hulls having regions of ambiguity corresponding to each of a set of target classes corresponding to target
features, wherein the intersection of convex hulls for each pair of classes defines the region of ambiguity in feature space;

transitioning, according to the graph, to another feature space having different features, in response to measurement data
of feature vectors within an ambiguous region of feature space defined by convex hulls; and

determining using a computer processor, a next sensor measurement data for obtaining additional measured feature data of the
target according to the current state of the graph data structure and the region of ambiguity; and

repeating said processing, transitioning and determining steps until the change in state of the target is classified.

US Pat. No. 9,250,043

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EARLY INTERCEPT BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A system for tracking and engaging a boosting airborne object, the system comprising:
a plurality of sensors configured to detect and track the boosting airborne object;
a first vehicle configured to launch and guide an intercept object based on data received from the plurality of sensors;
a second vehicle configured to receive a cue from the first vehicle or from the plurality of sensors to acquire the track
of the boosting airborne object prior to the end of boost and to provide track data after burnout of the airborne object to
the first vehicle, thereby enabling the first vehicle to guide the intercept object according to the track data provided by
the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,244,459

REFLEXIVE RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR POPUP THREAT SURVIVAL

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method of assessing threats to a vehicle to facilitate a reflexive response, the method comprising:
determining based, at least in part, on a plurality of information sources, a plurality of threat timeline parameters for
a detected threat to the vehicle, wherein the plurality of threat timeline parameters include a first threat mode and a time
progression of the threat in the first threat mode;

determining, with at least one processor, one or more candidate solutions based, at least in part, on the first threat mode
and the time progression, wherein determining the one or more candidate solutions based, at least in part, on the first threat
mode and the time progression comprises limiting a search space for evaluating candidate solutions to include only solutions
that may be accomplished within a specific amount of time; and

providing at least one of the one or more candidate solutions to an operator of the vehicle to enable the operator to mediate
the threat.

US Pat. No. 9,240,001

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY PLANNING

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

9. A method for improving vehicle survivability, the method comprising:
using at least one hardware processor to perform:
obtaining mission information regarding a mission of at least one vehicle, the mission comprising a plurality of mission stages,
the mission information comprising at least one signature exposure model associated with the at least one vehicle and at least
one threat to the at least one vehicle;

identifying based, at least in part, on the mission information, at least one matching scenario for which simulation data
is available;

calculating a numerical measure for each potential action of a plurality of potential actions for the at least one vehicle
based, at least in part, on a mission stage of the plurality of mission stages during which the potential action is to be
taken and the at least one signature exposure model to obtain a plurality of numerical measures; and

selecting, based, at least in part, on the plurality of numerical measures and the simulation data for the at least one matching
scenario, a sequence of actions to be executed by the at least one vehicle to improve the at least one vehicle's survivability
against a plurality of threats, wherein the sequence of actions comprises a first action by which the at least one vehicle
is to enter a first cell in a physical region and a second action by which the at least one vehicle is to leave the first
cell and enter a second cell in the physical region.

US Pat. No. 9,128,356

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A POLARIZATION PROJECTOR UTILIZING A POLARIZATION SENSITIVE LENS

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A system for projecting to a viewing surface, the system comprising:
an illumination source configured to project a first image onto the viewing surface along a beam path;
a focusing system configured to focus the first image, provided in a first polarization state and projected from the illumination
source, at a first image plane along the beam path between the illumination source and the viewing surface;

a transmissive liquid crystal display (LCD), through which the first image is transmitted, configured for placement in the
beam path at the first image plane, the LCD further configured to propagate a second image, provided in a second polarization
state; and

a first polarized filter configured to provide the first image in the first polarization state before the first image is transmitted
through the LCD;

wherein the focusing system is further configured to focus the first image and the second image, illuminated from the LCD,
at a second image plane; and

wherein at least one of the first image in the first polarization state and the second image in the second polarization state
is in a non-detectable polarization state when illuminated upon the viewing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,102,026

THROUGH HOLE DEPTH MEASUREMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A device for measuring the depth of a through-hole formed through one or more workpieces, the device comprising:
a cutting force sensor configured and mountable in a position to sense cutting force exerted by a drill bit of a drill against
a workpiece or stack of workpieces;

a workpiece near-side surface position sensor comprising a pressure foot supported for reciprocal motion along a pressure
foot axis, and further comprising a pressure foot axis position sensor configured to sense the position of the pressure foot
along the pressure foot axis;

a workpiece far-side surface position sensor; and
a controller coupled to the cutting force sensor, coupleable to the pressure foot axis position sensor and the far-side position
sensor, and configured to record a through-hole depth of a workpiece or stack of workpieces as being the difference between
a workpiece near-side surface position indicated by the pressure foot axis position sensor and a workpiece far-side surface
position indicated by the far-side position sensor when the controller receives a decaying force signal from the force sensor
indicative of drill bit breakout.

US Pat. No. 9,501,874

EXTENDABLE CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE

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1. A method for implementing condition-based maintenance (CBM) on a machine having a plurality of components, comprising:
receiving, by a CBM device comprising a processor, a plurality of sensor signals generated by a plurality of corresponding
sensors, the plurality of sensor signals indicating real-time conditions of corresponding components of the plurality of components;

processing the plurality of sensor signals to generate sensor data that quantifies the real-time conditions of the corresponding
components;

loading, by the CBM device, a CBM module generated at a first time and implementing a plurality of externally invokable functions;
receiving, by the CBM device, a first analytics script generated at a second time, the first analytics script comprising a
plurality of first interpretable commands, some of the plurality of first interpretable commands configured to invoke some
of the plurality of externally invokable functions;

invoking, by the CBM module, a command interpreter module to interpret at least one first interpretable command and generate
first command executable bytecodes; and

executing the first command executable bytecodes to generate a notification identifying a real-time condition of a first component
for presentation on a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,413,471

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPACT RF RECEIVER FOR SPACE FLIGHT APPLICATIONS

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1. A compact photonic radio frequency receiver system for space and airborne applications, the system comprising:
a laser source configured to generate laser light;
radio frequency (RF) and local oscillator (LO) input ports configured to receive RF and LO signals, respectively;
one or more centimeter scale or smaller waveguide phase modulators coupled to the laser source and configured to receive the
RF and LO signals and to modulate the laser light with the RF and LO signals in a first and a second path and to generate
phase-modulated laser lights including an RF-modulated light signal and an LO-modulated light signal;

a first and a second centimeter scale or smaller filters coupled to the centimeter scale or smaller waveguide phase modulators,
the first centimeter scale or smaller filter configured to separate a desired spectral band in the phase-modulated laser light
of the first path and the second centimeter scale or smaller filter configured to pass a first portion of the LO-modulated
light signal for heterodyne purposes and to reflect a second portion of the LO modulated signal to facilitate wavelength locking
of the laser light of the second path; and

an optical combiner configured to combine output laser lights of the first and second filters.

US Pat. No. 9,390,468

IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING IMAGE DATA

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1. A system for combining image data of an object, comprising:
a memory device having a matrix with first, second, third and fourth raw image data stored therein, a first row of the matrix
having the first and second raw image data therein, a second row of the matrix having the third and fourth raw image data
therein, a first column of the matrix having the first and third raw image data therein, at least a portion of the first and
second raw image data overlapping each other, at least a portion of the third and fourth raw image data overlapping each other,
at least a portion of the first and third raw image data overlapping each other, and at least a portion of the second and
fourth raw image data overlapping each other;

a computing device operably coupled to the memory device, the computing device configured to generate first, second, third,
and fourth complex pupil data based on the first, second, third and fourth raw image data, respectively;

if first combined synthetic pupil data cannot be generated based on the first and second complex pupil data, then:
the computing device further configured to generate second combined synthetic pupil data based on the first and third complex
pupil data;

the computing device further configured to generate third combined synthetic pupil data based on the third and fourth complex
pupil data;

the computing device further configured to generate fourth combined synthetic pupil data based on the second and fourth complex
pupil data; and

the computing device further configured to store the second, third, and fourth combined synthetic pupil data in the memory
device,

wherein the computing device is further configured to:
apply a Fourier transform to at least one of the second, third, or fourth combined synthetic pupil data to obtain synthetic
image plane data; and

provide for display, in a display device, an image, wherein the image is based at least on the synthetic image plane data.

US Pat. No. 9,340,446

OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FORMING A GRADIENT INDEX DEVICE

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1. A method comprising:
obtaining a glass structure comprising a plurality of nucleation sites, wherein
the glass structure is formed from a glass composition that comprises a first chalcogenide chemical component and a second
chalcogenide chemical component,

a crystal of the second chalcogenide chemical component has a different second refractive index from a first refractive index
of the first chalcogenide chemical component, and

each nucleation site defines where the crystal of the second chalcogenide chemical component can be grown; and
causing a plurality of crystals of the second chalcogenide chemical component to grow in situ at a corresponding set of the
plurality of nucleation sites in order to produce a spatial gradient of a refractive index in the glass structure.

US Pat. No. 9,298,000

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEAM STEERING

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1. An apparatus, comprising
a mirror module having a plurality of individually controllable mirror segments to reflect an incident beam having a variable
incidence angle; and

a controller configured to determine deflection profiles of the individually-controllable mirror segments, and provide control
signals to the individually controllable mirror segments to adjust the deflection profiles, such that the individually controllable
mirror segments collectively reflect the incident beam in a predetermined direction, the deflection profiles emulating a flat
mirror surface, tilting each of the mirror segments by ??/2 when the incident beam angle shifts by ?? for emulating the flat
mirror surface, and aligning the tilted mirror segments by adjusting height differences S between neighboring mirror surfaces
of the tilted mirror segments having the same pitch d to satisfy S=tan(??/2)×d.

US Pat. No. 9,279,643

PREEMPTIVE COUNTERMEASURE MANAGEMENT

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1. A method of preemptively positioning at least one countermeasure device of a vehicle, comprising:
(a) computing, using at least one controller, a pre-threat orientation of the at least one countermeasure device based at
least on environmental information about the current environment of the vehicle; and

(b) orienting the at least one countermeasure device based on the computed pre-threat orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,252,067

HYBRID MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

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1. An amplifier comprising:
a heat spreader semiconductor material substrate having a first thickness of about 0.5 mils to about 2.0 mils, and defining
first and second surfaces, said first surface supporting a layer of a second semiconductor material having defined therein
a planar active transistor arrangement and through vias extending from said second surface of said semiconductor heat spreader
substrate to active transistor portions of the transistor arrangement;

a layer of thermally conductive material extending over said second surface of said semiconductor heat spreader substrate
and into said through vias to make thermal and electrical contact with said active transistor portions, said layer of thermally
conductive material having a thickness of about 0.5 mils to about 1.0 mils;

first and second matching circuits each defined from a substrate of semiconductor material, said substrate of semiconductor
material having a second thickness greater than said first thickness of said semiconductor heat spreader substrate, and not
greater than about 4.0 mils; and

a heat sink having first and second surfaces and a raised surface portion between said first and second surfaces, wherein
said semiconductor heat spreader substrate is mounted on said raised portion of said heat sink and said first and second matching
circuits are mounted on said first and second surfaces of said heat sink, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,223,025

UNDERWATER PLATFORM WITH LIDAR AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A method comprising:
directing at least one laser beam pulse from a laser that is mounted on a moving underwater vehicle toward an underwater structure
while the vehicle is at a first location relative to the underwater structure;

detecting light that is reflected from the underwater structure using a light detector mounted on the underwater vehicle;
generating at least one data point cloud from the detected light autonomously in real time, each data point cloud being suitable
for generating a scanned three-dimensional virtual model of the underwater structure;

aligning data points in at least one of the data point clouds to a pre-existing three dimensional virtual model of the underwater
structure autonomously in real time; and

while aligning the data points in at least one of the data point clouds to a pre-existing three dimensional virtual model
of the underwater structure autonomously in real time, moving the underwater vehicle from the first location to a second location
relative to the underwater structure.

US Pat. No. 9,214,149

TRANSDUCER AND SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT FOR A PANEL ARRAY

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1. A hull-mounted sensor array including at least one sensor comprising:
a pressure sensor; and
a velocity sensor substantially co-located with the pressure sensor to at least partially cancel ownship noise, wherein the
sensor is part of an array of sensors, the array of sensors associated with a signal conditioning plate having a thickness
in the range of 0.49 inches to 0.15 inches.

US Pat. No. 9,207,540

INTEGRATING FUNCTIONAL AND FLUIDIC CIRCUITS IN JOULE-THOMSON MICROCOOLERS

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1. A method comprising:
etching one or more fluidic channels having at least two different portions into a first substrate made of a first material
according to a first spatial pattern;

after etching the one or more fluidic channels, then separately etching a space in the first substrate according to a different
second pattern that includes at least one connection between the at least two different portions of the one or more fluidic
channels;

depositing a different second material into the space; and
bonding a different second substrate to the first substrate to enclose the one or more fluidic channels to configure the one
or more fluidic channels to contain or pass one or more fluids.

US Pat. No. 9,208,369

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCT FOR SEARCHING FOR A LATENT FINGERPRINT WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY CONSTRUCTING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OF THE SEARCHED SPACE

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1. A system comprising:
an imaging device configured to capture one or more images of a designated area having surfaces with illumination at a low
optical transmission wavelength which makes forensic evidence including an invisible latent fingerprint on a surface within
the designated area visible in a visible spectrum in the one or more captured images with clarity to determine an identification
from the latent fingerprint in the one or more images; and

a computing system configured to create a three-dimensional image of the designated area from the one or more images to provide
a composite image of the designated area with the forensic evidence including the latent fingerprint visible with clarity
to determine the identification from the latent fingerprint in the composite image.

US Pat. No. 9,140,528

COVERT TAGGANT DISPERSING GRENADE

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1. A method for dispersing a taggant in an atmosphere prior to an impact, comprising:
launching, over a target, a grenade comprising:
a pyrotechnic charge; and
a bladder containing the taggant and disposed within a shell, the bladder separating the taggant from the pyrotechnic charge,
the taggant being invisible to a human eye under ambient lighting conditions;

receiving, prior to launching the grenade over the target, a selection of a particular fuse of a plurality of fuses located
within the grenade, each fuse of the plurality of fuses having a different burn time; and

activating the pyrotechnic charge to cause overpressure of the taggant to burst the bladder in the atmosphere over the target,
thereby dispersing the taggant over the target.

US Pat. No. 9,117,316

SOCIAL IDENTITY MODELS FOR AUTOMATED ENTITY INTERACTIONS

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1. A computer system comprising:
at least one tangible memory device;
one or more processors;
program instructions, stored in the at least one tangible memory device for execution by at least one of the one or more processors,
configured to automate behavior of an automated entity to emulate social human behavior according to an interactive social
identity image model (SIIM) to exhibit goal seeking behavior from the automated entity during a social interaction between
the automated entity and a selected entity, and including paralanguage behavior instructions to alter paralanguage behaviors
expressed for the automated entity via a user interface, based on a determined set of behavioral actions within the user interface;

a data store including the interactive social identity image model (SIIM) for the automated entity, wherein the interactive
SIIM comprises a plurality of social identity images, each social identity image having a plurality of social identity image
attributes (SIIAs), and wherein at least one value of the plurality of SIIAs changes with each behavior of the automated entity
and with each behavior of a selected entity during the social interaction between the automated entity and the selected entity;
and

a sensor-filter array receiving paralanguage elements of the selected entity, wherein the one of more processors determines
the paralanguage elements to be employed and updates social identity images of the social identity image model of the automated
entity based on the employed paralanguage elements; and

a plurality of cultural interaction protocols (CIPs) associated with an interaction strategy, wherein the program instructions
use at least one CIP to affect social interactions between the automated entity and the selected entity with which the automated
entity interacts in accordance with a culturally influenced behavior exchange.

US Pat. No. 9,112,483

OFFSET REGENERATIVE FREQUENCY DIVIDER

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1. A frequency synthesizing circuit comprising:
a first mixer configured to receive a first input signal at a first input thereof;
a first filter configured to receive an output signal of the first mixer and to remove undesired signal frequencies from the
output signal of the first mixer; and

a feedback loop having an input connected to an output of the first filter and an output connected to a second input of the
first mixer, the feedback loop comprising:

a second mixer having a first input connected to the output of the first filter and a second input for receiving a second
input signal, the second mixer configured to a signal received at the first input with the second input signal,

wherein the frequency of the signal received at the first input of the second mixer is dependent on the frequency of the output
of the first filter.

US Pat. No. 9,079,658

VORTEX GENERATION DEVICE

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1. A vortex generation device for reducing drag on an upswept aircraft fuselage afterbody, the device comprising:
an aircraft fuselage having an upswept afterbody and a side paratrooper jump door disposed forward of the upswept afterbody;
and

a vortex generator vane that extends longitudinally from along an outer mold line of the aircraft fuselage adjacent an upswept
afterbody of the fuselage and that is configured and positioned to reduce drag on the upswept aircraft fuselage afterbody
by developing vortices that counteract vortices generated along the upswept fuselage afterbody;

the vortex generator vane being disposed downstream of the side paratrooper jump door and having a spine and leading end that
are faired smoothly into the fuselage.

US Pat. No. 9,082,613

GRAPHENE NANOELECTRONIC DEVICE FABRICATION

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1. A method of forming a graphene layer, comprising the steps of:
depositing a graphene or carbon layer on a substrate, said graphene or carbon layer having a first thickness of at least 20
Å; and

etching the graphene or carbon layer to a second thickness of less than 10 Å based on:
absorbing a monolayer of hydrogen onto the graphene or carbon layer;
annealing the graphene or carbon layer under conditions sufficient to etch a monolayer of the graphene or carbon layer; and
repeating the absorbing step and the annealing step if necessary until the graphene or carbon layer is etched to the second
thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,048,884

MAGNETIC BASED SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. A system for transmitting and receiving magnetic signals within a wireless local access network (WLAN), comprising:
a chassis configured to receive and provide power to a plurality of electronic modules;
a transmitter in the chassis and having a signal source,
a modulator coupled to the source,
a power amplifier coupled to the modulator and a magnetic antenna inductively coupled to the power amplifier for transmission
of magnetic signals;

a receiver coupled to a magnetic antenna for receiving magnetic signals,
a wireless communication device operatively connected to the transmitter and the receiver for connecting to the WLAN; and
a plurality of electronic modules, each comprising a portable interdependent satellite magnetic transceiver configured to
communicate with the wireless communication device via the WLAN;

wherein the WLAN comprises a point-to-multipoint network, and the wireless communication device is configured to connect to
the WLAN via a wireless router,

wherein the plurality of portable interdependent satellite magnetic transceivers, the wireless communication device, the transmitter
and the receiver are enclosed within the chassis, and

wherein communication between the wireless communication device and the plurality of portable interdependent satellite magnetic
transceivers is automatically established upon the mounting of the corresponding electronic module in the chassis and the
application of power to the mounted electronic module.

US Pat. No. 9,568,588

GEOLOCATION OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS FOR WIRELESS PLATFORMS

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13. A receiving wireless device for identifying a fixed location of at least one target wireless device, comprising:
a position reference device configured to determine a location of the receiving wireless device;
an external data communication interface configured to receive wireless signals passively from the at least one target wireless
device in a vicinity of the receiving wireless device;

a storage device configured to store at least a trilateration algorithm and a filtering algorithm for execution;
a processor that is programmed to
assign a value to a signal strength of the signal received from the at least one target wireless device in a vicinity of the
receiving wireless device, the value being calculated by applying a log-distance path loss model,

correlate the location of the receiving wireless device with the assigned value of the signal strength of the signal received
from the at least one target wireless device at the location of the receiving wireless device at which the signal is received
to result in correlated data,

apply the stored trilateration algorithm to a plurality of the correlated data to determine a plurality of candidate fixed
locations for the at least one target wireless device, and

apply the stored filtering algorithm to the plurality of candidate fixed locations for the at least one target wireless device
to identify a fixed location of the at least one target wireless device; and

an output device configured to output the identified fixed location of the at least one target wireless device to a user of
the receiving wireless device,

wherein the receiving wireless device is a hand-held device.

US Pat. No. 9,521,336

MULTI-SPECTRAL PHOTON CONVERTING IMAGING APPARATUS

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1. A method, comprising:
receiving, from a scene by a first nanoparticle photon conversion material, a plurality of photons in a first received band
and a plurality of photons in a second received band, the photon conversion material being coated on a first surface of a
transmissive substrate having the first surface and a second surface, the second surface being adjacent to a photodetector
array of an image sensor;

converting, by the first nanoparticle photon conversion material, the plurality of photons in the first received band to generate
a plurality of new photons in a first converted band, and the plurality of photons in the second received band to generate
a plurality of new photons in a second converted band;

receiving, by the image sensor, the plurality of new photons in the first converted band and the plurality of new photons
in the second converted band; and

generating a digitized image of the scene based on the plurality of new photons in the first converted band and the plurality
of new photons in the second converted band.

US Pat. No. 9,514,257

EVENT VISUALIZATION BASED ON UNSTRUCTURED DATA

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1. A method comprising:
processing, by a processing device, a plurality of unstructured data comprising data that is arranged so as to be understood
or interpreted by a human reader;

generating, by the processing device, a plurality of structured data units from the plurality of unstructured data based on
the processing, each structured data unit having a time value, an identity value, a location value and a behavior value;

generating a data structure comprising a sequence of the structured data units; and
generating a simulation definition file based on the data structure, the simulation definition file containing instructions
for directing a simulator to generate a visualization of the sequence of the structured data units on a display device, wherein
generating the simulation definition file based on the data structure comprises:

accessing the data structure;
processing the structured data units, including, for each structured data unit:
identifying an action from at least one database based on the behavior value:
identifying a person or object from the at least one database based on the identity value;
identifying a geolocation from the at least one database based on the location value; and
identifying a time based on the time value;
generating instructions for directing the simulator to generate a visualization of the structured data units based on the
identified behaviors, objects, locations and times of the structured data units; and

storing the instructions as the simulation definition file.

US Pat. No. 9,502,202

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING COHERENT MATTERWAVE BEAMS

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1. A system comprising:
a plurality of beam generating units disposed proximate to one or more channels, wherein each of the plurality of beam generating
units comprises a cavity formed between a cathode wall and an anode wall opposite the cathode wall, and one or more intermediate
walls joining the cathode wall and the anode wall, wherein the cathode wall and the anode wall are perpendicular to the one
or more channels;

a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field that is orthogonal to the one or more channels; and
an electric field generator having a main cathode, a main anode, and a voltage source, the electric field generator configured
to generate an electric field between the main cathode and the main anode parallel to the one or more channels.

US Pat. No. 9,473,158

RADIO FREQUENCY RECEIVER WITH OVERLAPPED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) ARCHITECTURE

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1. A radio frequency (RF) receiver comprising:
a first analog to digital converter (ADC) configured along a first signal path;
a second ADC configured on a second signal path parallel to said first signal path, each ADC driven by a common clock;
a first mixer upstream to said first ADC on said first signal path and configured to mix a first frequency from a first LO
with an intermediate frequency (IF) signal to down-convert said IF signal to a first sampling frequency band;

a second mixer upstream to said second ADC on said second signal path and configured to mix a second frequency from a second
LO with said IF signal to down-convert said IF signal to a second sampling frequency band, said first and second LO frequencies
being greater than the ADC common clock frequency and selected in accordance with the IF signal frequency bands such that
an overlapping band of frequencies of said IF signal fall within said first sampling frequency band and within said second
sampling frequency band when said IF signals on said parallel signal paths are down-converted by said first and second LO
frequencies,

wherein each of said first ADC and said second ADC is configured to sample said overlapping band of frequencies; and wherein
outputs from said first ADC and said second ADC are coherently summed to produce a summed receiver output for said overlapping
band of frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,459,344

SHIP POSITION AND VELOCITY USING SATELLITE EPHEMERIDES AND RADAR RANGE MEASUREMENT OF SATELLITE

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1. A method for geolocation of a movable platform, said method comprising the steps of:
operating a radar system mounted on said movable platform;
measuring, with said radar system, a range from the movable platform to each of N satellites in Earth orbit, where N is greater
than 2, and where N is the total number of range measurements made using the radar system;

providing a memory having ephemerides data for each of said N satellites;
obtaining from said memory on said movable platform, said ephemerides data for said satellites;
establishing an initial estimated position of said movable platform;
iteratively performing in a computer coupled to said memory and to said radar system, and using as input the N range measurements
from the movable platform to the corresponding satellite, the steps of:

estimating a range to each of the N satellites based on the estimated position;
comparing the estimated ranges to the N range measurements obtained from the radar system;
setting up range equations which express the geolocation relative to said satellites; and
updating the estimated position of the movable platform by applying a least-squares solution based on the range equations,
the N range measurements and the estimated ranges; and

determining the geolocation of the movable platform based on the estimated position in response to a determination that an
iteration threshold has been reached.

US Pat. No. 9,454,007

FREE-SPACE LENS DESIGN AND LENSES THEREFROM

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1. A lens, comprising:
a material spanning an area providing a curved inside reflective three-dimensional (3D) surface;
wherein said inside reflective 3D surface is defined by a plurality of reflective optical elements including a first reflective
optical element and at least a second reflective optical element that each include a plurality of sub-elements including a
center sub-element (CS) and a plurality of neighboring sub-elements;

wherein an entire surface area of said inside reflective 3D surface consists of a single smoothly changing surface radius
of curvature;

wherein said first reflective optical element having first non-zero optical power and said second reflective optical element
having second non-zero optical power provide a different non-zero combined optical power each including a spheroidal power
correction and a cylindrical power correction, and

wherein a 3D point on at least a first of said plurality of sub-elements for each of said first reflective optical element
and said second reflective optical element are both aligned to an individual fixed line connecting to a single predetermined
reference point.

US Pat. No. 9,391,471

RE-CONFIGURABLE CODED INDUCTIVE CHARGING SYSTEM

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1. A system comprising:
a charging station disposed in an upper region of a garment worn about a wearer's chest, the charging station further comprising
hack iron and charging elements, responsive to current supplied to a charging element, the charging element to produce a magnetic
field for coupling to a receiving element in a helmet worn by the wearer, magnetic fields produced by the charging elements
according to a charging polarity code;

a battery disposed in the helmet for charging by the charging station;
a plurality of receiving elements fixedly electrically connected according to the charging polarity code in the helmet, the
charging elements greater in number than the plurality of receiving elements;

the back iron spaced apart from the charging elements and connected across a back plane of the charging elements, the hack
iron to confine magnetic flux created by the charging elements in a direction toward the plurality of receiving elements;

one or more sensors at the charging station or at the helmet for sensing relative positions between a receiving element and
a charging element as a head of the wearer moves relative to the garment;

a processor at the charging station for re-configuring a magnetic field polarity of one or more of the charging elements due
to movement of the receiving elements relative to the charging elements as determined by the one or more sensors; and

those charging elements aligned with the plurality of receiving elements for to inductively induce a charging current in the
plurality receiving elements to increase power transfer from the charging elements to the plurality of receiving elements.

US Pat. No. 9,366,514

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING FOR A COURSE VECTOR CHANGE OF A MULTIPLE PROPULSION ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE

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1. A projectile system comprising:
a gun-fired projectile having a body including an aft section and a forward section, at least one tail fin coupled to the
body at the aft section, a motor configured to fire during a first flight phase and fire during a second flight phase and
at least one controllable canard located on the body; and

one or more processors configured to determine a turn maneuver profile to a target during the first flight phase, produce
control signals to destabilize the body, create a pitch attitude change for the turn maneuver profile and effectuate a turn
of the projectile in a direction corresponding to the turn maneuver profile during a turn phase of the first flight phase,
and to control the motor to start the second flight phase to the target after the turn.

US Pat. No. 9,366,515

EXPLOSIVE DEVICE AND MINI DEPTH CHARGE GRENADE

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1. An explosive device, comprising:
a shell having a chamber; an opening extending from the chamber through the shell, the shell to house a high explosive;
a water-activated fuse train having a burn rate which is a function of a sink rate of the device and an intended depth of
detonation, the water-activated fuse train having a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end being separated
by a length of the water-activated fuse train;

a detonation charge within the shell and coupled to the second end of the water-activated fuse train and in proximity to the
high explosive; and

a water-reactive material within the chamber, the water-reactive material to ignite the water-activated fuse train when exposed
to water, the first end of the water-activated fuse train being connected to the water-reactive material, wherein the water-activated
fuse train burns down to the detonation charge which is separate from the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,348,022

IDENTIFYING OBSTACLES IN A LANDING ZONE

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20. A radar system for use in an aircraft, comprising:
a missile interface configured to communicate with a radar assembly in a missile; and
a controller coupled to the missile interface, and configured to:
generate a first polarization elevation angle matrix based on first radar data received via the missile interface, the first
radar data based on reflected radar signals having a first polarization sense, the first polarization elevation angle matrix
corresponding to a landing zone and identifying an elevation angle of each of a plurality of first scatterers in the landing
zone;

generate a second polarization elevation angle matrix based on second radar data received via the missile interface, the second
radar data based on reflected radar signals having a second polarization sense that differs from the first polarization sense,
the second polarization elevation angle matrix corresponding to the landing zone and identifying an elevation angle of each
of a plurality of second scatterers in the landing zone; and

integrate the first polarization elevation angle matrix and the second polarization elevation angle matrix to form an integrated
elevation angle matrix that identifies the first scatterers and the second scatterers with respect to the landing zone.

US Pat. No. 9,294,438

CLOUD COMPUTING METHOD AND SYSTEM

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1. A method of using a cloud computing application within a computer network environment, said method comprising the steps
of:
transmitting, from a mobile handheld device connected with the computer network to a biometric recognition application hosted
by one or more computer hardware platforms included in a public portion of the computer network, at least one biometric sample
of an individual to be authenticated, wherein operating the mobile handheld device is connected to the computer network via
at least one of a Wi-Fi network connection, a cellular telephone network connection and a satellite network connection;

receiving, at the mobile handheld device from the biometric recognition application, a plurality of unique identifiers that
respectively identify a plurality of previously submitted biometric samples of a plurality of individuals that have previously
enrolled with the biometric recognition application, wherein the previously submitted biometric samples are possible matches
to the biometric sample of the individual to be authenticated;

transmitting, from the mobile handheld device through the public portion of the computer network to a database of an on-premises
portion of the computer network, a request for private data stored in the database that is associated with one or more of
the individuals that have previously been enrolled with the biometric recognition application, wherein the request for private
data includes one or more of the plurality of received unique identifiers, and wherein the on-premises portion is behind a
firewall separating the on-premises portion of the computer network from the public portion of the computer network; and

receiving, at the mobile handheld device from the database via the public portion of the computer network, the requested private
data in an encrypted form.

US Pat. No. 9,257,743

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A FREQUENCY SELECTIVE RADOME

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1. A system, comprising:
a first hemisphericallv shaped dielectric plate comprising a solid material configured to form a first layer of a radome,
the first plate having a hemispherically shaped inner surface and a hemispherically shaped outer surface;

a second hemispherically shaped dielectric plate comprising a solid material configured to form a second layer of the radome,
the second plate having a hemispherically shaped inner surface and a hemispherically shaped outer surface; and

a void corresponding to separation between the hemispherically shaped inner surface of the first plate and the hemispherically
shaped inner surface of the second plate, the separation having a distance determined to reflect certain wavelength signals
to reduce radar cross section and/or electromagnetic interference;

wherein the void being configured as a third layer of the radome and is exclusively filled with a gas; and
wherein the radome is configured to be frequency selective.

US Pat. No. 9,239,983

QUANTIFYING A CONDITION WITH A NEURAL NETWORK

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17. A method for determining a condition of a selected machine, comprising:
determining, by a device comprising a processor, a current machine state hyperpoint in a neural state space based on current
sensed attribute values of the selected machine; and

quantifying, by the device, the condition of the selected machine as a function of a location of the current machine state
hyperpoint with respect to at least a portion of a good hypertube comprising a plurality of good hypercubes, each good hypercube
learned based on at least one good item state hyperpoint, the at least one good item state hyperpoint based on a good item
state point obtained from at least one good item that exhibits desired characteristics and with respect to at least a portion
of a bad hypertube comprising a plurality of bad hypercubes, each bad hypercube learned based on at least one bad item state
hyperpoint, the at least one bad item state hyperpoint learned based on a bad item state point obtained from at least one
bad item that exhibits undesirable characteristics by:

determining an aggregate good resonance of the current machine state hyperpoint with respect to a first set of good hypercubes;
determining an aggregate bad resonance of the current machine state hyperpoint with respect to a second set of bad hypercubes;
and

determining a difference resonance between the aggregate good resonance and the aggregate bad resonance, the difference resonance
quantifying the condition of the selected machine.

US Pat. No. 9,234,504

VARIABLE ALTITUDE WIND-POWERED GENERATOR SYSTEM

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1. A wind-powered machine system comprising:
a base station comprising:
a machine for performing work; and
a crankshaft operatively coupled to said machine, wherein rotation of said crankshaft drives said machine to perform work;
a first airfoil operatively coupled to said crankshaft;
a second airfoil operatively coupled to said crankshaft; and
a system controller configured to selectively alter at least one of the altitude and in-flight orientation of the first and
second airfoils,

wherein, in a first stage, a wind-driven movement of said first airfoil in a first direction away from said base station causes
said crankshaft to rotate, said rotation of said crankshaft causing a movement of said second airfoil in a second direction
generally opposite to said first direction and toward said base station, and

wherein, in a second stage, a wind-driven movement of said second airfoil in the first direction away from said base station
causes said crankshaft to rotate, said rotation of said crankshaft causing a movement of said first airfoil in the second
direction toward said base station.

US Pat. No. 9,193,587

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION

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1. A device for purification of water, the device comprising:
a first container having a sealable end, a filter end and an exterior surface;
a filter assembly attached to the filter end of the first container, the filter assembly comprising a semi-permeable membrane
and two porous support layers, wherein the semi-permeable membrane includes at least one layer of graphene having perforations
therein and the semi-permeable membrane is sandwiched between the porous support layers;

a second container having a closed end, an open end and an interior surface, the first container fitting within the second
container; and

a seal positioned between the exterior surface of the first container and the interior surface of the second container to
force water in the second container through the filter end of the first container.

US Pat. No. 9,174,301

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRICTION STIR WELDING TUBE ENDS FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER

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1. A method for forming a joint between a tube and a tubesheet comprising:
positioning a first end of a tube substantially flush with a major surface of a tubesheet, the tube having a substantially
same outer diameter from the first end of the tube to a second end of the tube, the outer diameter of the tube being substantially
equal to an inner diameter of an opening in the tubesheet;

inserting an anvil assembly comprising an expandable anchor portion at least partially within the first end of the tube;
coupling a tool to the anvil assembly and rotating the tool to expand the expandable anchor portion;
welding the first end of the tube to the tubesheet;
coupling the tool to the anvil assembly and rotating the tool to contract the expandable anchor portion; and
removing the anvil assembly from the tube.

US Pat. No. 9,163,894

LASER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A FIREARM IN A BATTLE FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE

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1. A laser transmission system mountable on a firearm, comprising:
a laser transmitter operable to transmit a laser;
a sensing apparatus operable to sense a sequence of real-time mechanical vibrations of the firearm;
a controller operably associated with the laser transmitter and the sensing apparatus, the controller being configured to:
detect that the sequence of real-time mechanical vibrations is in accordance with a predetermined characteristic firing signature
of the firearm wherein the predetermined characteristic firing signature is based on a sequence of predetermined mechanical
vibrations that result from a first pre-flash firing event and a subsequent second pre-flash firing event, which are each
associated with a firing of a munition from the firearm;

generate a laser initiation signal upon detecting that the sequence of real-time mechanical vibrations is in accordance with
the predetermined characteristic firing signature of the firearm, the laser initiation signal being operable to cause the
laser transmitter to initiate transmission of the laser; and

in response to detecting that the sequence of real-time mechanical vibrations is in accordance with the predetermined characteristic
firing signature of the firearm, initiate transmission of the laser by sending the laser initiation signal to the laser transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,123,607

MODIFIED HYBRID INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAY ARCHITECTURE FOR LARGE SCALING

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1. An apparatus for infrared imaging, the apparatus comprising:
a hybrid infrared focal plane array that comprises a front-end (FE) portion and a back-end (BE) portion, the FE portion being
coupled to the BE portion via a plurality of electrically conductive bump bonds;

the FE portion comprising nano-electronic circuits integrated with an array of infrared imaging pixels and configured to generate
multiplexed output signals;

the BE portion comprising electronic circuits implemented on a substrate and configured to generate readout output signals;
wherein a count of the plurality of electrically conductive bumps is substantially less than a count of the infrared imaging
pixels of the array.

US Pat. No. 9,122,519

GOVERNOR FOR ELIMINATION OF REPETITIVE REQUESTS

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1. A method for reducing the repetition of server actions in response to repeated identical commands from a remote browser-enabled
computing device, said method comprising the steps of:
sending a request to a remote server from the browser-enabled device;
responsive to the request to the remote server, receiving at the browser-enabled device, a page displayable at the browser-enabled
device, and logic associated with the page, the logic including a set of commands, each command in said set of commands having
a status of completed or not-complete, and a governor for each command of the set of commands, the governor configured to
determine the status of an associated command;

entering a command from the set of commands at the browser-enabled computing device;
responsive to the entered command, determining by the governor associated with the command in a computer process at the browser-enabled
computing device, whether the status of the command is set to completed or not complete; and

in a computer process at the browser-enabled computing device, deleting the command prior to sending the command to the server,
if the status of the command is set to not complete.

US Pat. No. 9,123,183

MULTI-LAYER DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL

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1. A method, comprising:
accessing, by a device, a first structure comprising a plurality of first elevation values and a plurality of location identifiers
that identify corresponding locations in a geographic region at a first resolution,

the first elevation values identifying elevations in a first elevation layer in the geographic region at respective locations,
wherein each first elevation value corresponds to one of the location identifiers;

accessing, by the device, a second structure that identifies a second elevation layer in the geographic region that differs
from the first elevation layer;

determining, based on the second structure, second elevation values at the first resolution that identify elevations in the
second elevation layer at locations that correspond to at least some of the plurality of location identifiers,

wherein at least some of the second elevation values differ from first elevation values that correspond to the same location
identifiers; and

generating a multi-layer digital elevation model (DEM) structure that includes the first elevation values and the second elevation
values in association with corresponding location identifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,105,273

ELECTRON-ACTIVATED PHOTON EMISSION MATERIAL AND USE THEREOF

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1. A method for obtaining data, comprising:
emitting, by a first electron source, a first electron having a first predetermined energy at a first nanoparticle of a photon
emission material comprising a first layer of a plurality of nanoparticles;

determining a first photonic response of the receipt of the first electron by the first nanoparticle that comprises one of
a photon-received response and a photon-nonreceived response; and

interpreting the first photonic response as a first binary numeric value if the first photonic response comprises the photon-received
response and as a second binary numeric value that differs from the first binary numeric value if the first photonic response
comprises the photon-nonreceived response.

US Pat. No. 9,095,898

STABILIZED METAL NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

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1. A process comprising:
reacting an insoluble complex of a metal salt with a reducing agent in a reaction mixture comprising a first surfactant, a
second surfactant, and a third surfactant so as to form metal nanoparticles;

wherein the first surfactant comprises a primary amine, the second surfactant comprises a secondary amine, and the third surfactant
comprises a chelating agent comprising an N,N?-diakylethylenediamine or N,N,N?,N?-tetraalkylethylenediamine.

US Pat. No. 9,099,837

OPTICALLY LOCKED HIGH ENERGY OPA-OPA

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1. An optically locked high-energy self-synchronizing laser amplification system, the system comprising:
a modelocked laser source configured to emit a plurality of pulses along an optical path;
an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in the optical path configured to generate an output pulse in response to some of the
plurality of pulses;

a first pulse picker disposed in the optical path downstream of the modelocked laser source and upstream of the OPO that is
configured to select a first selected pulse of the plurality of pulses for diversion from the optical path to a first bypass
optical path that bypasses the OPO;

a first laser amplifier in the first bypass optical path configured to amplify the first selected pulse to generate an amplified
first selected pulse;

a first reflector configured to reflect the amplified first selected pulse toward a first beam combiner;
the first beam combiner configured to combine the amplified first selected pulse with the output pulse to generate a first
combined pulse; and

a first optical parametric amplifier (OPA) configured to receive the first combined pulse and to generate an amplified first
combined pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,091,630

NANOSENSORS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

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1. A detection system for detecting the presence of a target substance, comprising:
a nanosensor having a sensing layer that includes graphene; and
a plurality of sockets either embedded within the body of the sensing layer or placed directly atop of the sensing layer,
wherein each socket includes a plurality of socket members and each socket has a physical profile matching a size and shape
of at least a portion of the target substance such that, when target substances occupy the sockets, at least one measurable
physical characteristic of the sensing layer changes.

US Pat. No. 9,586,367

COMPOSITE LAMINATE THICKNESS COMPENSATION

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1. A method for identifying and correcting for variations in thickness in a skin or outer panel designed to be attached to
a structural member of a structure, defining a composite article, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) applying composite layers to a mold surface of a forming tool and while on the mold surface, heating the composite layers
to cure the composite layers, thereby providing the composite article configured for attachment to the structural member of
the structure, the composite article having an inner mold-line surface that when installed faces the structure, and an outer-mold-line
surface opposite the inner mold-line surface, the outer mold-line surface having a surface shape which approximates the mold
surface, and which defines an outermost surface of the skin or outer panel and which is on a side opposite from the structural
member;

(b) measuring a profile of portions of the inner mold-line surface of the composite article, and a profile of portions of
the mold surface of the forming tool using a coherent laser radar to generate a calculated thickness data set for the composite
article, the measured profile of the portions of the mold surface approximating corresponding portions of the profile of the
outer mold-line surface of the composite article;

(c) analyzing the calculated thickness data set for the composite article and determining if the thickness of any areas of
the composite article are not within a predetermined range to thereby identify one or more excursions of the calculated thickness
in the any areas when existing, an excursion of calculated thickness being defined as a thickness variation of a portion of
the composite article between a calculated thickness of the portion of the composite article and a nominal thickness that
is greater than an acceptable amount;

(d) correcting for an excursion of the calculated thickness in areas on the outer mold line of the composite article that
are outside of the predetermined range by:

(i) providing compensation material that has a thickness substantially the same as the respective excursion, and
(ii) applying the compensation material on an outermost surface of the outer mold line and to the respective area of the composite
article having the respective excursion.

US Pat. No. 9,457,873

ON-SITE FABRICATED FIBER-COMPOSITE FLOATING PLATFORMS FOR OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS

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1. A method for fabricating a floating spar platform, the method comprising:
providing an apparatus for forming a continuous-fiber composite tube;
forming, using the apparatus, a first multi-shot continuous-fiber composite (“MSCFC”) tube exhibiting continuity of fiber,
wherein at least two molding runs of the apparatus, which produce at least two workpieces, are required to form the first
MSCFC tube;

forming a tapered region at an end of the first MSCFC tube by:
(a) disposing a tapered mandrel at the end of the first MSCFC tube;
(b) rolling fabric that remains attached to the end of the first MSCFC tube onto the mandrel;
(c) infusing resin into the fabric; and
(d) curing the resin; and
attaching mooring lines to the first MSCFC tube.

US Pat. No. 9,390,309

LATENT FINGERPRINT DETECTORS AND FINGERPRINT SCANNERS THEREFROM

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1. A latent fingerprint detection system, comprising:
a light source;
a light source alignment portion configured to align the light source at an illumination angle relative to a sample surface,
which may possess a latent fingerprint, onto the sample surface such that the light source illuminates the sample surface
so that the sample surface produces specular reflection;

a specular reflection discriminator configured to direct the produced specular reflection to an optical detector aligned relative
to the sample surface at an alignment angle that is substantially equal to an angle of reflection of the produced specular
reflection such that the directed specular reflection does not saturate the optical detector;

the optical detector configured to capture the specular reflection from the sample surface and generates image data using
essentially only the specular reflection to generate image data of the fingerprint on the sample surface; and

an image processor configured to analyze the image data of the sample surface to determine if the image data includes the
fingerprint by performing slope detection and generate image data of the fingerprint responsive to a determination that the
analyzed image data includes the fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 9,347,927

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED AGENT MONITORING USING A HEATED VAPORIZER INLET APPARATUS

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1. A method for providing an air sample associated with a contamination level of a target surface to an analyzer, comprising:
directing a stream of air along a first air flow path in a device between an air supply source and an exit opening at an end
of the device;

controlling, with a processor, a flow rate of the stream of air by controlling a pressure of air from the air supply source;
heating the stream of air upstream of the exit opening at the end of the device;
directing the stream of heated air from the exit opening toward a target surface, an impingement of the stream of heated air
on the target surface causing a release of a target substance by raising a vapor pressure of the target substance, at least
a portion of the target substance being entrained in the stream of heated air;

collecting a volume of return air via a second air flow path in the device, the volume of return air being at least a portion
of the stream of heated air with the at least the portion of the target substance entrained therein, the second air flow path
being a separate and distinct air flow path from the first air flow path;

directing the return air via the second air flow path to an air analyzer for analysis of the target substance as an indication
of a contamination level of the target surface;

receiving feedback, with the processor, from the air analyzer regarding a volume of entrained components from the target substance
detected in the return air; and

adjusting, with the processor, a flow rate and a temperature of the stream of heated air based on the feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,341,287

FRICTION STIR WELDED PIPES

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25. A fluid conveying pipe, comprising:
a plurality of pipe sections, each pipe section including:
a first barrel coaxially and concentrically disposed within a second barrel, the first barrel and the second barrel each including
an interior surface, an exterior surface, a first end and a second end;

the interior surface of the first barrel forming a fluid passageway that extends along a longitudinal axis, and the exterior
surface of the first barrel is spaced from the interior surface of the second barrel to form a gap therebetween;

a spacer disposed within the gap to space the first barrel from the second barrel; and
each of the first barrel and the second barrel includes a friction stir welded seam that extends from the first end to the
second end thereof;

a first pipe section of the plurality of pipe sections and a second pipe section of the plurality of pipe sections connected
to one another end to end so that respective fluid passageways of the first pipe section and the second pipe section are coaxial
to one another; and

a connecting ring that connects the first pipe section to the second pipe section, the connecting ring having one end that
is friction stir welded circumferentially to the first end of the first barrel of the first pipe section and to the first
end of the second barrel of the first pipe section, and the connecting ring having an opposite end that is friction stir welded
circumferentially to the second end of the first barrel of the second pipe section and to the second end of the second barrel
of the second pipe section, wherein the connecting ring is configured to allow the first pipe section and the second pipe
section to flex relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,337,544

CONFIGURABLE BACKING STRUCTURE FOR A REFLECTOR ANTENNA AND CORRECTIVE SYNTHESIS FOR MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENT THEREOF

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1. An antenna reflector support apparatus, comprising:
a backing structure comprising:
a plurality of struts;
a plurality of hubs, each of the plurality of hubs configured to couple to two or more of the plurality of struts, each of
the plurality of hubs is configured to couple to another one of the plurality of hubs using one of the plurality of struts,
each of the plurality of struts is configured to couple to at least two of the plurality of hubs; and

a plurality of feet, each of the plurality of feet configured to couple to a corresponding one of the plurality of hubs, the
plurality of feet are configured to couple to a reflector, and each of at least one or more of the plurality of feet comprising:

a post;
a fitting coupled to the post; and
a base coupled to the fitting, the fitting comprises a movable ball joint to allow each of the at least one or more of the
plurality of feet to tilt when each of the at least one or more of the plurality of feet is attached to the reflector,

wherein the plurality of struts and the plurality of hubs are configured to allow the backing structure to have a grid structure.

US Pat. No. 9,329,020

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO PROVIDE WIRELESS SENSING BASED ON AN AGGREGATE MAGNETIC FIELD READING

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1. A system comprising:
a plurality of actuation devices with each actuation device configured to have a magnetized part which moves to a designated
position representative of a designated manipulation, when at least one actuation device is manipulated;

a magnetic sensor array configured to measure a composite magnetic field produced by the magnetized parts of the plurality
of actuation devices;

an acquisition device configured to acquire magnetic field data from the sensor array indicative of the measured composite
magnetic field;

a converter configured to convert the acquired composite magnetic field data into analog values;
a control panel configured to house the plurality of actuation devices, each of the plurality of actuation device is manipulatable
from a front side of the control panel; and

a processor configured to evaluate to the analog values to determine which of the at least one activation device was manipulated,
how the manipulation reflects collective operation of the plurality of actuation devices, and/or to provide a response indicative
of the manipulation.

US Pat. No. 9,315,280

HEAT PIPE WITH AXIAL WICK

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1. A heat pipe, comprising:
an evaporator portion;
a condenser portion; and
at least one flexible portion sealingly coupled between the evaporator portion and the condenser portion, the at least one
flexible portion comprising:

a flexible tube comprising an interior volume and a plurality of inner edges; and
a flexible separator plate comprising two lateral edges that are disposed proximate to the inner edges of the tube,
wherein the interior volume comprises a gas-phase passage on a first side of the flexible separator plate and a liquid-phase
artery on an opposing second side of the flexible separator plate, the separator plate further comprising a first plane that
passes through the two lateral edges when the separator plate is flat,

wherein the separator plate and flexible tube are configured such that the at least one flexible portion is flexible in at
least a second plane that is perpendicular to the first plane,

wherein the first plane comprises a centerline that is midway between the two lateral edges when the separator plate is flat,
wherein the flexible portion is flexible in any plane that passes through the centerline of the separator plate,
wherein the evaporator portion comprises a separation plate, a gas-phase passage, a liquid-phase artery, and a vent hole formed
through the separator plate so as to connect the gas-phase passage to the liquid-phase artery, the vent hole comprising a
diameter that is greater than or equal to a diameter of the largest circle that can be inscribed within the liquid-phase artery
in a cross-section of the evaporator portion taken perpendicular to a centerline of the evaporator portion,

wherein the flexible tube comprises a bellows tube that comprises a plurality of individual bellows each comprising an opening
defined by the lateral edge of the separation plate and an inner surface of the individual bellows, and

wherein each opening has a respective hydraulic diameter that is less than the diameter of the vent hole.

US Pat. No. 9,296,494

THRUSTER ORBIT CONTROL METHOD AND CONFIGURATION

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1. A spacecraft, comprising:
a spacecraft body having an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis;
a plurality of gimbaled platforms mounted on an aft end of the spacecraft body; and
a plurality of thrusters mounted on the plurality of gimbaled platforms;
wherein each of the plurality of thrusters is oriented at an angle ?, wherein ? is an angle between the X-axis and a projection
of a thrust vector of the respective thruster in an X/Y plane of the spacecraft;

wherein each of the plurality of thrusters is orientated at an angle ?, where ? is an angle of the thrust vector of the respective
thruster from plus or minus Z-axis;

wherein the plurality of thrusters are configured to be located outside of the aft end of the spacecraft body along the Z-axis
during operation; and

wherein angle ? and angle ? substantially maximize the following expression:
where FE/W is an E/W stationkeeping fraction of total stationkeeping Delta-V, FN/S is an N/S stationkeeping fraction of the total stationkeeping Delta-V, ISPE/W is an ISP for E/W stationkeeping, ISPN/S is an ISP for N/S stationkeeping, and ?=tan?1 (2 tan ?).

US Pat. No. 9,253,030

SWITCHING MODULE

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1. A method for monitoring network data, the method comprising:
providing a fiber channel switch module comprising:
a trace buffer memory disposed on the module; and
a fabric crossbar disposed on the module and coupled to the trace buffer memory,
the fabric crossbar including a network level monitoring section having simultaneous access to traffic flowing among all nodes
connected to the fiber channel switch;

monitoring, by the fiber channel switch module, network traffic;
detecting a trigger event in network traffic between a first node and a second node; and
capturing, in response to detection of the trigger event, data from network traffic between a third node and fourth node,
the first, second, third, and fourth nodes all being different than each other.

US Pat. No. 9,250,312

HIGH ALTITUDE RADIO FREQUENCY POSITIONING SYSTEM

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1. A method for determining the geolocation of a vehicle, the method comprising:
determining at each of a plurality of airborne objects, and independently of a satellite transmission signal, a geodetic position
for each of said plurality of airborne objects based on a relative position of at least one star and at least one satellite,
wherein determining the geodetic position of each airborne object comprises the steps of:

capturing, by a sensor on said airborne object, an image containing at least a first observed star and at least a first observed
satellite;

generating in said image, a second synthetic star having a line of sight (LOS) vector from said sensor that is at 90 degrees
relative to said first observed star;

using said second synthetic star and ephemeris of said first observed star to generate a rotation matrix, applying the rotation
matrix to a line of sight vector from said sensor to said first observed satellite to calculate an ECEF vector to said first
observed satellite; and

determining the geodetic position of the airborne object based on the line of sight vector and the ECEF vector to said first
observed satellite;

transmitting from each of said plurality of airborne objects said determined geodetic positions to said vehicle over a non-satellite
based navigation communications link;

calculating a distance from said vehicle to each of said plurality of airborne vehicles based on data received by said vehicle
over said non-satellite based navigation communications link; and

determining by a processor, a current geodetic position of said vehicle based on said determined geodetic positions of said
plurality of airborne objects and said calculated distances from said vehicle to each of said airborne objects.

US Pat. No. 9,240,623

WIDE-BAND MICROWAVE HYBRID COUPLER WITH ARBITRARY PHASE SHIFTS AND POWER SPLITS

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1. A device for coupling microwave signals, the device comprising: a first branch comprising a cascade of first stripline
sections conductively coupled to one another; a second branch comprising a cascade of second stripline sections conductively
coupled to one another; and a single stripline section and a capacitor coupled in series to at least one of the branches,
wherein: the first stripline sections of the first branch and the second stripline sections of the second branch are arranged
to have a monotonically changing horizontal offset and a uniform vertical distance, the length of the single stripline section
is adjusted to tune the flatness of a phase balance between signals at a transmit port and a coupled port of the first and
the second branch, two ends of one of the first or second branches are configured as an input port and the transmit port,
and two ends of another one of the first or second branches are configured as an isolated port and the coupled port, the single
stripline section is not coupled with any stripline section on an opposite side of a laminate layer, and the flatness of the
phase balance is achievable to less than five degrees over a fractional bandwidth of over 150 percent.

US Pat. No. 9,237,655

MATERIAL DEPOSITION ON CIRCUIT CARD ASSEMBLIES

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1. A process for depositing a material on a circuit card assembly, comprising:
mounting a circuit card assembly to a rotatable mounting assembly, the circuit card assembly comprising a circuit card that
comprises a component;

depositing a first conductive trace onto the circuit card via a nozzle having a longitudinal axis;
detecting the component on the circuit card;
rotating the circuit card to alter an angle of the longitudinal axis with respect to a plane that is parallel to the circuit
card and that intersects the circuit card;

depositing a second conductive trace that is conductively coupled to the first conductive trace along a first side of the
component;

rotating the circuit card to alter the angle of the longitudinal axis with respect to the plane that is parallel to the circuit
card and that intersects the circuit card;

depositing a third conductive trace that is conductively coupled to the second conductive trace along a top of the component;
rotating the circuit card to alter the angle of the longitudinal axis with respect to the plane that is parallel to the circuit
card and that intersects the circuit card; and

depositing a fourth conductive trace that is conductively coupled to the third conductive trace along a second side of the
component.

US Pat. No. 9,212,869

PASSIVE RANGE ESTIMATING ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. A method for estimating range of an object of interest in a cloud of objects of lesser interest and travelling in a ballistic
manner within the field of view of an IR sensor, the method comprising:
(a) receiving in an object selection and discrimination processor, RF sensor data associated with an object, the RF data including
position and velocity data in a given coordinate frame;

(b) transforming in said object selection and discrimination processor, the RF sensor data from the given coordinate frame
to an IR coordinate frame and subtracting the sensor location in the IR coordinate frame to generate an initial range measurement
perpendicular to the IR sensor focal plane;

(c) receiving IR sensor data in said object selection and discrimination processor, associated with an object and generating
an initial line of sight (LOS) vector in the IR coordinate frame;

(d) combining in said object selection and discrimination processor, the initial range measurement represented in the IR sensor
focal plane with the initial line of sight (LOS) vector in the IR sensor coordinate frame to form an initial IR 3-D state
estimate;

(e) initializing at least a 6-state estimation filter for providing a position estimate using the initial IR 3-D measurement
represented in the IR sensor focal plane;

(f) receiving IR sensor data including IR angular measurements associated with an object and generating in said object selection
and discrimination processor a line of sight (LOS) vector in the IR sensor coordinate frame;

(g) filtering using the at least 6-state estimation filter 3-D position and velocity estimates using the IR LOS measurements
as inputs to generate in said object selection and discrimination processor, updated 3-D position and velocity state estimates;
and

(h) comparing in said selection discrimination processor, said updated 3-D position and velocity state estimates with a threshold
value, and repeating steps (f) and (g) over a given time interval until said threshold value is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,179,542

ARTICLES CONTAINING NON-VISIBLE IDENTIFYING MARKS FORMED FROM NANOMATERIALS AND METHODS UTILIZING THE SAME

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1. An article comprising:
an identifying mark that is not visible to the naked eye, the identifying mark comprising a nanomaterial that includes a plurality
of carbon nanotubes having a registered distribution of chiralities and at least one other nanomaterial selected from the
group consisting of a population of carbon nanotubes having a different distribution of chiralities, graphene and nanodiamond.

US Pat. No. 9,175,884

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PULSE TUBE CRYOCOOLER

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1. A pulse tube cryocooler comprising:
a glass substrate having first and second ends, an etching surface, and a plurality of channels etched into the etching surface,
said plurality of channels defining a heat exchanger positioned at the first end, an aftercooler positioned at the second
end, a cold head disposed between the heat exchanger and the aftercooler, a pulse tube disposed between and in fluid communication
with the heat exchanger and the cold head, and a regenerator disposed between and in fluid communication with the cold head
and the aftercooler;

wherein the etched surface of the glass substrate is bonded with a glass plate to enclose the plurality of channels to form
capillaries for conducting and distributing a fluid; and

wherein the regenerator is connected or connectable with an oscillating compressor which compresses or permits expansion of
the fluid such that a temperature gradient is formed at the cold head to insulate the first and second ends.

US Pat. No. 9,170,105

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED ACCURACY GYRO RATE SENSING

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1. An attitude determination system, comprising:
a plurality of gyros configured to receive a supply voltage from a power supply; and
a processor configured to:
transform gyro rates from the gyros into body rates using a transformation, the transformation being based at least on a matrix
computation that includes a gyro rate vector formed by the gyro rates from the gyros, wherein:

the processor is configured to utilize the transformation to determine the body rates and a respective common-mode error for
each of the plurality of gyros based on the gyro rates from the gyros, wherein the attitude determination system is configured
to allow each respective common-mode error to be induced at least in part by the power supply, and

during operation of the attitude determination system, the attitude determination system is configured to allow each respective
common-mode error to be induced at least in part by the power supply, wherein the respective common-mode error of one gyro
of the plurality of gyros is correlated with the respective common-mode error of each of the other gyros of the plurality
of gyros;

correct the body rates for gyro biases; and
generate an attitude estimate based on the corrected body rates.

US Pat. No. 9,160,156

SYSTEM FOR HARVESTING ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY

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1. A system for harvesting atmospheric electricity, comprising:
a laser configured to form a plasma filament comprising at least a first filament and a second filament, wherein onset of
formation of the second filament coincides with an exhaustion range of the first filament;

an auxiliary source of electromagnetic energy operable to enhance the plasma filament by applying electromagnetic energy to
the plasma filament; and

a collector configured to collect electricity flowing along the plasma filament.

US Pat. No. 9,128,309

PLURAL EAM DEVICE WITH OPTIMIZED WAVEGUIDE PROFILE

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1. An electroabsorption device adapted to be optically coupled to an optical input device, the electroabsorption device comprising:
an optical waveguide for guiding an optical wave of interest, the optical waveguide having an input portion with a first optical
confinement characteristic;

a first electroabsorption modulator formed along the optical waveguide, the first electroabsorption modulator having a first
optimized optical mode confinement characteristic, the first electroabsorption modulator configured to receive a first modulation
voltage; and

a second electroabsorption modulator formed along the optical waveguide, the second electroabsorption modulator having a second
optimized optical mode confinement characteristic independent of the first optimized optical mode confinement characteristic,
the second electroabsorption modulator configured to receive a second modulation voltage, the second modulation voltage independent
of the first modulation voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,087,617

X-RAY OBSCURATION FILM AND RELATED TECHNIQUES

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1. An obscured electronic device comprising:
an electronic circuit including a plurality of circuit lines; and
an obscuration film coupled to the electronic circuit, the obscuration film comprising
a wire mesh, and
an adjacent layer of material having portions which extend into openings of the wire mesh and in contact with portions thereof,
wherein the obscuration film is configured to absorb at least a portion of electromagnetic radiation energy and to create
an interference pattern obscuring the plurality of circuit lines of the electronic circuit when the device is placed between
an electromagnetic radiation source and an electromagnetic radiation detector.

US Pat. No. 9,077,062

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERCHANGEABLE DIELECTRIC FILTER WITHIN A WAVEGUIDE

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1. A system comprising:
a dielectric filter including a single dielectric slab shaped to define a plurality of dielectric resonators separated and
coupled by irises defined by slots formed in the dielectric slab, including a first end iris and a second end iris, the irises
are electrically conductive coated except an end wall face of the first end iris and an end wall face of the second end iris
and each resonator having a top wall, side walls and a bottom wall;

and
a hollow waveguide having a groove configured to receive the dielectric filter and provide metal on or proximate to the top
wall, the side walls and the bottom wall of the plurality of dielectric resonators, the hollow waveguide configured to provide
access to the groove to interchange the dielectric filter;

wherein a width of the plurality of resonators fits a width of the groove within the hollow waveguide to allow insertion and
removal of the dielectric filter into and out of the hollow waveguide where the top, side and bottom walls of the resonators
are in contact with inner sides of the groove of the hollow waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,072,185

COPPER NANOPARTICLE APPLICATION PROCESSES FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PRINTABLE, FLEXIBLE/CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS AND ANTENNAS

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1. A circuit assembly comprising:
a substrate having a maximum exposure temperature of less than 200° C.; and
a first layer of formed metal adhered to the substrate by mechanical interlocking with irregular surface features of the substrate,
the first layer of formed metal comprising at least partially fused nanoparticles that comprise copper and had a diameter
of less than 50 nanometers prior to being fused;

a layer of non-conducting material over a first portion of the first layer of formed metal, wherein a second portion of the
first layer of formed metal is not covered by the layer of non-conducting material;

a semiconductor layer over the layer of non-conducting material and the second portion of the first layer of formed metal;
a conductor layer over the layer of non-conducting material and connected to the semiconductor layer; and
a second layer of formed metal over the semiconductor layer,
wherein a shape of the substrate after the nanoparticles are fused is not measurably changed from a shape of the substrate
prior to the nanoparticles being fused.

US Pat. No. 9,049,805

THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE PARTICLES IN PRINTED WIRING BOARDS

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1. A multilayer printed wiring board, comprising:
an electrically insulating substrate layer comprising a matrix material and diamond particles, the substrate layer further
comprising reinforcing fibers embedded in the matrix material, wherein at least some of the diamond particles are distributed
within the reinforcing fibers;

an electrically conductive trace layer bonded with the substrate layer;
a hole formed at least partially through the substrate layer to accommodate electrical connection of the trace layer to an
electronic component and/or to another electrically conductive trace layer.

US Pat. No. 9,541,030

EXHAUST PLUME COOLING USING PERIODIC INTERRUPTION OF EXHAUST GAS FLOW TO FORM AMBIENT AIR ENTRAINING VORTICES

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1. An exhaust plume cooling device for cooling an exhaust gas plume to reduce deleterious heat effects on impinged and surrounding
surfaces, the device comprising:
a vent supportable in a position downstream of an exhaust nozzle of an exhaust gas plume-producing engine and across an exhaust
plume zone that is occupied by an exhaust plume when the engine is running;

an actuator operably connected to the vent and configured to alternately open and close the vent; and
a vent controller configured to command the actuator to alternately open and close at a rate and duty cycle that forms exhaust
gas pulses that form vortical structures that entrain currents of ambient air.

US Pat. No. 9,481,798

NANOSTRUCTURED COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING NANOPARTICLES AND CARBON NANOTUBES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

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1. A method comprising:
providing a plurality of linker moieties, at least a portion of the linker moieties comprising a silane functionality and
a functionality comprising at least two fused aromatic rings;

providing a plurality of nanoparticles and a plurality of carbon nanotubes;
forming a covalent bond between at least one linker moiety and a nanoparticle by reacting the silane functionality with the
nanoparticle, and forming a non-covalent bond between the at least one linker moiety and a carbon nanotube, the at least one
linker moiety extending between the nanoparticle and the carbon nanotube;

wherein the at least one linker moiety is non-covalently bonded to the carbon nanotube by ?-? bonding of the functionality
comprising the at least two fused aromatic rings; and

applying the plurality of carbon nanotubes to a substrate, the non-covalent bond between the at least one linker moiety and
the carbon nanotube being formed before or after application of the plurality of carbon nanotubes to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,463,421

PLANAR FILTRATION AND SELECTIVE ISOLATION AND RECOVERY DEVICE

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1. A filtration or selective fluidic isolation and recovery device, comprising:
a housing having an inlet and an outlet, said housing having an opening extending from said inlet to said outlet;
an internal support structure maintained in said opening; and
at least one planar filtration media having a planar layered construction carried by said internal support structure, said
filtration media comprising

a first of a first type of planar permeate spacer, one of a second type of planar permeate spacer and a first feed channel;
a first of a first type of planar membrane having apertures sized to block a first component of a feedwater and a first of
a second type of planar membrane having apertures sized to block a second component of the feedwater wherein the aperture
size of the first type of planar membrane is greater than the aperture size of the second type of planar membrane and said
first type of planar membrane and said second type of planar membrane are constructed of a perforated two-dimensional material;
and

a first membrane support structure associated with said first of said first type of planar membrane and a second membrane
support structure associated with said first of said second type of planar membrane;
wherein said first of said first type of planar membrane is positioned between said first feed channel and said first membrane
support structure, said first of said first type of planar permeate spacer is positioned adjacent said first membrane support
structure, said first of said second type of planar membrane is positioned between said first of said first type of planar
permeate spacer and said second membrane support structure, and said one of said second type of planar permeate spacer is
positioned adjacent a side of said second membrane support structure opposite said first of said second type of planar membrane;and wherein the filtration media further comprises
a second of said first type of planar membrane and a second of said second type of planar membrane;
a second feed channel;
a second of said first type of planar permeate spacer; and
a third membrane support structure and a fourth membrane support structure, the third membrane support structure associated
with said second of said first type of planar membrane and the fourth membrane support structure associated with said second
of said second type of planar membrane;
wherein said one of said second type of planar permeate spacer is positioned adjacent a side of said fourth membrane support
structure opposite said second of said second type of planar membrane, said second of said second type of planar membrane
is positioned between said second of said first type of planar permeate spacer and said fourth membrane support structure,
said second of said first type of planar permeate spacer is positioned adjacent said third membrane support structure and
said second of said first type of planar membrane is positioned between said second feed channel and said third membrane support
structure;each of said membrane support structures is porous, has a planar portion, is carried by said internal support structure and
is removable from said housing for cleaning, servicing or replacement;said filtration media separating feedwater received at said inlet into at least a first permeate, a second permeate and a
concentrate that separately exit at said outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,458,889

REVERSE BEARING SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD

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1. A bearing system, comprising:
a bearing comprising a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the bearing comprising a plurality of threads
adjacent to the second end, the plurality of threads comprising a first slot perpendicular to the plurality of threads, wherein
the bearing comprises a ridge positioned between the first end and the second end, the ridge adjacent to the plurality of
threads and comprising a second slot perpendicular to the first slot;

a washer comprising:
a first surface adjacent to the second end of the bearing and defining a plane parallel to the first surface;
a plurality of side tabs extending from a second surface in a direction parallel to the plane; and
a first tab, the first tab including a first portion extending from the first surface in a direction perpendicular to the
plane, the first portion mating with the first slot of the bearing, the first tab including a second portion extending in
a direction perpendicular to the first portion, the second portion mating with the second slot of the bearing; and

a nut positioned between the first end of the bearing and the first surface of the washer, wherein the nut comprises a plurality
of grooves that each mate with one of the plurality of side tabs of the washer, wherein each of the plurality of side tabs
of the washer are operable to bend into one of the plurality of grooves of the nut.

US Pat. No. 9,449,135

GENERATING PSEUDO-RANDOM CIRCUITS

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1. A method for generating a circuit path, comprising:
obtaining, by a computing device comprising a processor, a nodal list that identifies a grid of nodes that is referenced to
an area and that uniformly covers at least a portion of the area at a predetermined density, wherein for each respective node
of the grid of nodes, the nodal list identifies each neighbor node of the respective node;

modifying, by the computing device comprising a processor, the nodal list to identify a circuit path through the grid of nodes
from a start node through a succession of neighbor nodes to an end node based on a waypoint list that identifies a plurality
of nodes in the grid of nodes through which the circuit path is to traverse; and

for each of a plurality of iterations performing a bubble operation comprising:
identifying a first pair of nodes that are successive nodes in the circuit path and that are adjacent to a second pair of
nodes out of the circuit path; and

altering the circuit path to make the second pair of nodes part of the circuit path, such that the first pair of nodes are
no longer successive nodes in the circuit path.

US Pat. No. 9,435,838

DYNAMIC MULTI-MODE RADIOMETER SYSTEM WITH QUANTIZED NOISE INJECTION FOR AUTOMATED CALIBRATION AND METHOD OF AUTOMATED CALIBRATION

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1. A system comprising:
a radiometer channel including an input selective low noise amplifier (LNA) and a radiometer receiver, the LNA comprising
a first input and a second input and an output coupled to the radiometer receiver;

an antenna coupled to the first input of the LNA;
a reference load coupled to the second input of the LNA and configured to produce a first signal representative of a reference
temperature; and

an internal calibrated noise (ICN) generator selectively connected to the second input of the LNA and having an internal noise
source for producing a second signal representative of an injected noise temperature, the ICN generator being configured to
calibrate the radiometer receiver as a function of the injected noise temperature equalized to the reference temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,403,600

INTEGRATED THERMAL PROTECTION AND LEAKAGE REDUCTION IN A SUPERSONIC AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

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1. An air intake system for an engine of a supersonic vehicle, the system comprising:
an air channel comprising an inlet and an outlet, the air channel comprising side walls, the air channel configured to accept
a flow of air through the inlet and direct the flow of air through the outlet to the engine;

a plenum coupled to at least one side wall of the air channel;
an on-board cooling system configured to provide a flow of coolant into the plenum; and
a porous region in the at least one side wall configured to bleed off a portion of the air flowing through the air channel
through the porous region into the plenum;

wherein the plenum is configured to accept a flow of coolant,
wherein the cooling system is configured to provide coolant into the plenum when a flow of bleed air through the porous region
is at a first flow rate, and configured not provide coolant into the plenum when the flow of bleed air through the porous
region is at a second flow rate, the first flow rate being less than the second flow rate,

wherein while coolant is not flowing, the porous region is configured to allow the portion of the air that is bled off through
the porous region to be sufficient to allow the air channel to swallow a shock wave as the flow of air through the air channel
transitions from a subsonic speed to a supersonic speed, and

wherein the system further comprises a flow controller configured to initiate the flow of coolant after the air channel swallows
the shock wave.

US Pat. No. 9,388,798

MODULAR HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS

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1. An apparatus comprising:
a first module comprising:
a first frame,
a first plurality of heat exchangers configured to transfer heat between a first fluid and a second fluid, each heat exchanger
of the first plurality of heat exchangers being fixed with respect to one another and demountably attached to the first; frame,
and

an attachment mechanism on the first frame comprising a first connector configured to demountably attach to a first submerged
pontoon and a second connector configured to demountably attach to a second submerged pontoon in a body of water to fix the
first module with respect to the first submerged pontoon and the second submerged pontoon.

US Pat. No. 9,383,750

SYSTEM FOR PREDICTIVELY MANAGING COMMUNICATION ATTRIBUTES OF UNMANNED VEHICLES

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1. A system for predictively determining data transmitted within a wireless network in accordance with a mission plan and
changes to the mission plan, said system comprising:
a first unmanned aerial vehicle; and
a second unmanned aerial vehicle,
said first unmanned aerial vehicle including a first module for evaluating the changes to the mission plan encountered by
said first unmanned aerial vehicle and determining whether to transmit information of the change to said second unmanned aerial
vehicle, wherein only changes to the mission plan that impact the mission plan beyond a predetermined threshold, set either
prior to the start of a mission or revised during a mission execution, of said second unmanned aerial vehicle are communicated
to said second unmanned aerial vehicle by said first unmanned aerial vehicle;

said first unmanned aerial vehicle further including a second module containing rules for evaluating changes to the mission
plan encountered by said first unmanned aerial vehicle, said first module further utilizing the rules of the second module
to predictively alter the mission plan.

US Pat. No. 9,378,260

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING CLOSED HETEROGENOUS SYSTEMS

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1. A method for synchronizing first and second closed systems with a third closed system, each of the first and second closed
systems including corresponding first and second vendor interfaces, first and second native database interfaces, and first
and second databases, and configured to submit transactions received via the corresponding vendor interfaces to the corresponding
native database interfaces for application to the corresponding first and second databases, the method comprising:
accessing, by a transaction synchronization function on a computing device, a first synchronization file identifying a first
plurality of transactions that are formatted in a common format and that were submitted to the first closed system, and a
second synchronization file identifying a second plurality of transactions that are formatted in the common format and that
were submitted to the second closed system;

accessing a transaction timestamp from a transaction of the first plurality of transactions, the transaction comprising a
plurality of name and value pairs that correspond to respective data elements;

obtaining a time of last update associated with each respective data element from a master database;
determining that the transaction timestamp identifies a subsequent time other than the time of last update for each respective
data element;

translating each of the first plurality of transactions and the second plurality of transactions from the common format to
a vendor format in accordance with a third vendor interface; and

submitting each of the translated first plurality of transactions and the translated second plurality of transactions to the
third closed system via the third vendor interface for application to a third database to synchronize the third database with
the first database and the second database.

US Pat. No. 9,360,277

MULTIPLE MISSILE CARRIAGE AND LAUNCH GUIDANCE MODULE

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1. A multiple missile carriage and launch guidance module comprising:
a plurality of missile launch rails;
a common missile carriage wall comprising generally parallel spaced-apart front and back structural skins, the carriage wall
structural skins each carrying at least one missile launch rail of the plurality of missile launch rails such that the plurality
of missile launch rails are carried in respective positions and orientations allowing for missile carriage and launch from
the rails; and

at least one integral channel defined at least in part by:
a first channel wall that integrally extends from an inner surface of one of the carriage wall structural skins and engages
either an opposing inner surface of the other structural skin of the front and back carriage wall structural skins or an opposing
channel wall extending inward from the opposing inner surface; and

a second channel wall spaced laterally from the first channel wall and integrally extending from the inner surface of one
of the front and back carriage wall structural skins and engaging either an opposing inner surface of the other structural
skin of the front and back carriage wall structural skins or an opposing channel wall extending inward from the opposing inner
surface, with the front and back carriage was structural skins closed together.

US Pat. No. 9,335,780

INPUT RANGE EXPANDER FOR POWER SUPPLIES

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1. An electromagnetic interference filter comprising:
a filtering circuit for filtering an input voltage comprising a first inductor arranged in series on an input voltage line
and a second inductor arranged in series on a voltage return line;

a boost mode converter integrated into the filter, the converter comprising a switching element operative to selectively charge
and discharge the first and second inductors; and

a controller operatively connected to the switching element, the controller configured to measure an output voltage of the
filtering circuit and enable the boost mode converter if the measured output voltage falls below a predetermined lower voltage
limit and disable the boost mode converter if the measured output voltage rises above a predetermined upper voltage limit,

wherein the predetermined upper voltage limit and lower voltage limit are selected to fall within an operating voltage range
of a power converter supplied by the input voltage such that the controller is configured to prevent the shut down of the
power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,316,602

X-RAY BACKSCATTER DETECTION USING MODULATED X-RAYS

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1. A method for identifying a characteristic of a material, comprising:
generating an X-ray signal;
modulating the X-ray signal with at least two radio frequency (RF) modulation signals to form a modulated X-ray signal;
directing the modulated X-ray signal toward a target material;
receiving a backscatter signal from the target material, the backscatter signal including harmonic components generated by
the target material in response to receiving the modulated X-ray signal; and

based at least in part on the harmonic components, identifying a characteristic of the target material.

US Pat. No. 9,276,786

NOISE-BASED GAIN ADJUSTMENT AND AMPLITUDE ESTIMATION SYSTEM

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1. A receiver comprising:
an antenna;
a front end amplifier coupled to the antenna; and
a detector circuit coupled to the front end amplifier,
wherein the receiver is configured to determine a power of a received signal at the antenna based on a gain of the receiver,
and

wherein the gain of the receiver is determined based on a predetermined noise figure of the front end amplifier and a noise
amplitude measured by the detector circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,260,335

GEOSYNCHRONOUS TRIADS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

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1. A satellite communication system for airborne and reachback communications, comprising:
a formation including at least two communications satellites (COMSATs) operable to encircle a ring distinguished from geosynchronous
orbits, while simultaneously orbiting in one or more slots of a geosynchronous orbit, each COMSAT of the at least two COMSATs
including a communication module configured to communicate with a plurality of communications assets in a benign or contested
environment, wherein the formation is configured to allow at least one of:

a first communications asset having a dish antenna with a first configuration to communicate independently with each of the
at least two COMSATs in a first scenario, and

a second communications asset having a dish antenna with a second configuration to communicate simultaneously with the at
least two COMSATs in a second scenario wherein the first scenario comprises a bandwidth multiplication scenario for which
the formation is configured to provide a bandwidth multiplication approximately equal to a count of the at least two COMSATs
included in the formation in a non-contested environment.

US Pat. No. 9,234,989

ROBUSTLY MOUNTED, SINGLE DOF, ADJUSTABLE MIRROR

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1. A method of mounting and adjusting a mirror, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a mirror having a mount surface having a first diameter and a reflective surface having a second diameter that is
less than the first diameter and that is at an offset angle alpha with respect to the mount surface;

mounting the mirror to a mechanical mount having a shoulder that forms an opening having a diameter greater than the second
diameter and less than the first diameter, the mount surface of the mirror and the shoulder of the mechanical mount contacting
one another at a mounting plane;

adjusting the offset angle alpha by rotating the mirror with respect to the mechanical mount about an axis normal to the mounting
plane to adjust a direction of a reflected light ray; and

fixing the mirror to the mechanical mount to inhibit further rotation of the mirror with respect to the mechanical mount.