Inventions
disclosed, patents issued, and licenses granted from July 2003 through December 2003 are listed below. Featured inventions are shown in blue and can be selected to display more information about that invention. For abstracts or licensing information on any of the listed technologies, call 443-778-7927 or e-mail: techtransfer@jhuapl.edu.

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INVENTIONS
Biomedical/Biochemical Technology
1996
Apparatus for Sensing Breast Cancer
2001
Pressurized Drinking System
2016
Apparatus and Method to Locate a Hole in a Tissue-Embedded Bone-Anchored Fastener
2020
A Micromechanical Articulation Device Actuated by Electroactive Polymers for Ocular Surgery
2025
X-Ray Cassette Alignment and Centering System
2026
Intraoesteal Ultrasound Concept
2036
Method of Detecting the 3rd Heart Sound
2038
Variable Angle Linear Slot Scanning Digital X-Ray Device
2040
TeleWatch Telemedicine System
   


Communications and Distributed Systems
1998 Propagation Network
2006
Method for Monitoring Spacecraft Telemetry Via Optical or RF Link Using Existing Upper Stage Communications System
2007
Optical Wireless Multi-Level Security Zones
2008
Dual-band (Optical/RF) Ultra-Lightweight Antenna
2011 Emergent Control for Resource Management in Autonomous Distributed Sensor and Communications Networks
2014
A Doppler Corrected Radio for the 802.11a Wireless Ethernet Standard
2015
Serial and Ethernet Over-the-Horizon Communication System
2050
Synchronous Sleep Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks
   


Electronics Technologies
1989 Independent Zone Gain Control for Multi-Channel Plate Image Intensifiers
1993 A Built-in Test Circuit for Internal Verification of Embedded Sensors
1997 Series Driven Resonators to Deliver Increased AC and DC Voltages
2012 Wireless Power for Wireless Devices
2018 Method for Quantum Information Processing Using Single Photons and the Zeno Effect
2019
Cellular Telephone Remote Functionality Programming
2032
Method for Obtaining Optical Transduction of Mechanical Structure Moving Parallel to Sapphire Substrate Surface
   

Information Processing and Management

1991
Methods of Employing Permutations for Steganographic and Cryptographic Communication Systems for Enhanced Security
1994
Sensor-to-Sensor Correlation Algorithms for Object Tracking
2002 Self-Updating Spreadsheet
2005
APL-WAVES Basic Software Version 1.0
2031
Port of the Biometric Consortium’s BioAPI Reference Implementation Version 1.11 to the Hewlett Packard UNIX 10.20 Operating System
2035 Transition Package Assessment Model
2039 Passive Sonar Compression Algorithm
   

Materials and Structures

1990 Authentication of Injection Molded Epoxy-Based Electronics Packages Using Molecularly Imprinted Taggants
2023
Mechanism to Deploy Fragile Payloads from Aircraft Without a Parachute and Without Damage
2027 A Modular Design for a Cylindrically/Prismatically Configured and Individually Fed Methanol-Air Fuel Cell System
2048 Methods and Connectors for Attaching Optical Fibers to Volume-Filling Optical Sensing Elements
2049 Methods of Tiling Sensors for Improved Spatial Resolution
   

Modeling and Simulation

2009 Software for Ballistic Missile Performance Assessment
2010 Air Speed Wind Tunnel Data Analysis Suite
2033
Physics-Based Modeling of Acoustic Reverberation
   

Sensors and Sensor Systems

1916 A Miniature AC Amperometry System for Detecting Trace Quantities of Chemicals
1999 Design of a System to Inexpensively Monitor the Integrity of a Superstructure Under Heat Loads
2000 Dense Object Detection System and Method
2003 Personnel Screening Device for the Detection of Non-Metallic Concealed Contraband Using Microwave Backscatter
2004 A Multi-Foil Sensor
2013 Laser Serration of Envelopes for Efficient Liberation of Enclosed Pathogens and Directed Release into Collectors
2017 Battery Health Monitor
2022 Threat Identification in Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
2024 Ventilation Systems for Supercavitating Projectiles and Vessels
2029 Multimedia Air Sampler
2030 Autonomous Biologic and Chemical Agent Sampling System
2043
Miniature High-Temperature Integrating Sphere for Optical Fibers
2044 Stratospheric Tethered Balloon Integrated Sensor System
   


Space and Environmental Physics
2021 Optical Tomography of Gaseous Blast Clouds
2037 An Ultraviolet, Infrared Laser Camera and Altimeter
2046
Method and Apparatus for Precise Onboard Measurement of the Range Rate Between Spacecraft
   

Vehicle Technology

1992 Planar Pulsed Plasma Thruster
2028 Advanced Liquid Propellant Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster
2034 Dielectric Motor Configurations and Variable Speed Transmission Element Using Electroactive Polymers
2047
Linear Displacement Micro Thrust Measurement System
   


PATENTS
"APL Patent Portfolio"
6,593,142
Polymeric Food Spoilage Sensor; Craig A. Kelly, George M. Murray, Manuel O. Uy (15 Jul 03)
6,597,631 Compact Expandable Platform Using Material Memory for Sensor Deployment; David A. Kitchin, Ronald W. Mitnick (22 Jul 03)
6,600,320 Apparatus with Movable Receiver Coil Array for Locating a Buried Metallic Object; Yanping Guo, Harvey W. Ko, Carl V. Nelson, David M. White (29 Jul 03)
6,602,293 Polymer Composite Orthopedic Implant; Paul J. Biermann, Jack C. Roberts, Amy A. Corvelli (05 Aug 03)

6,607,414 Method of Making an Ion Reflectron Comprising a Flexible Circuit Board; Timothy J. Cornish, Harry K. Charles, Jr., Paul D. Wienhold (19 Aug 03)
6,608,464 Integrated Power Source Layered with Thin Film Rechargeable Batteries, Charger and Charge Control; Ark L. Lew, Joseph J. Suter, Binh Q. Le (19 Aug 03)
6,608,589 Autonomous Satellite Navigation System; William S. Devereux, Robert J. Heins, Albert A. Chacos, Lloyd A. Linstrom, Mark S. Asher, Dennis J. Duven, Don M. Gruenbacher, Thomas L. Kusterer, Kim Strohbehn, Richard C. Morgan (19 Aug 03)
6,614,020 Gridless, Focusing Ion Extraction Device for a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer; Timothy J. Cornish (02 Sep 03)
6,622,970
Method and Apparatus for Autonomous Solar Navigation; Yanping Guo (23 Sep 03)
6,637,255 Damped Paddle Wheel for Plasma Chamber Shock Tube; Leo R. Gauthier, Jr., Angela L. Wesner-Barrios, David M. VanWie (28 Oct 03)
6,647,983 Low-Pressure Valve; Dexter G. Smith, Michael P. Boyle, Protagoras N. Cutchis, William R. Allmon (18 Nov 03)
6,650,279 Method and Apparatus for Non-Coherent Navigation Using Low Frame Rate Telemetry; J. Robert Jensen, Matthew J. Reinhart, Karl B. Fielhauer, John E. Penn (18 Nov 03)
6,661,345 Alertness Monitoring System; Matthew G. Bevan, Henry A. Kues, Carl V. Nelson, Paul R. Schuster (9 Dec 03)
   

INTERNATIONAL PATENTS
758778 Apparatus and Method for Non-Invasive, Passive Fetal Heart and Maternal Heart and Uterine Monitoring; Robert S. Greenberg, John A. Cristion, Edward J. Moses, Wayne I. Sternberger (17 Jul 03 - Australia)
0801534 Methods and Apparatus for Improved Visualization of Choroidal Blood Flow and Aberrant Vascular Structures in the Eye Using Fluorescent Dye Angiography; Robert W. Flower (30 Oct 03 – Europe)
2,298,828 Passive Method to Quantify Objectively the Level and Density of a Neural Blockade; Wayne I. Sternberger, Robert S. Greenberg (18 Nov 03 – Canada)
0929824 Delay Compensated Doppler Radar Altimeter; Russell K. Raney (19 Nov 03 – Europe: France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)
   



LICENSES

Software for Three-Dimensional Visualization of Large Models is nonexclusively licensed to AFRL/MON/LMCA of Eglin A.F.B., Fla., Geo-Spatial Technologies, Inc. of Fort Belvoir, Va., NASA Langley Research Center of Hampton, Va., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of Silver Spring, Md., SAIC of San Diego, Calif., U.S. Geological Survey of St. Petersburg, Fla. and both Esteio and LACTEC-Institute of Technology for Development of Curitiba, Brazil.

Multi-line Towed Acoustic Array Shape Measurement Unit is co-exclusively optioned to The Axis Group of Springville, Utah.

Generic Aerodynamics Terminal Homing Six-Degree-of-Freedom Simulation is nonexclusively optioned to Barron Associates, Inc., of Charlottesville, Va.

The Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Sensor Suite of Technologies, including those for drug residues, anions, blood iron, phosphate, nitrate and cortisol, are exclusively optioned to The Axis Group of Springville, Utah.

Secure, Optical and Millimeter Wave Communication Technologies is exclusively licensed to OPTeMAX, LLC of Ellicott City, Md.

The Compressed Gas Fuel Storage Suite of Technologies is exclusively optioned to The Axis Group of Springville, Utah.





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