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Carbon Nanotube Explosives

Document Number: US9573856

Energetics & Ordnance

A micro-explosive material is provided. The micro-explosive material can include a carbon nanotube and a solid oxidizer attached to the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube with the solid oxidizer attached thereto is operable to burn per an exothermic chemical reaction between the carbon nanotube and the solid oxidizer such that a controlled burn and/or an explosive burn...
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Electrically Insulating Elements and Electrically Conductive Elements Formed from Elements having Different Oxidation Behaviors

Document Number: US9439295

Novel Materials and Fabrication Techniques (Including 3D Printing)

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to electrical devices and methods for fabricating electrical devices using an oxidation process. According to one embodiment, a method of forming an electrical device using an oxidation process includes forming a metallic element which is to become an electrically insulating or resistive element in an electrical device; f...
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Microbial growth enhancement from a dry film additive

Document Number: US9428620

Novel Materials and Fabrication Techniques (Including 3D Printing)

A hyperbranched polymer based on one or more repeating units of an ABx type monomer, wherein A and B are functional groups and x is greater than or equal to 2, wherein A reacts with, or substantially reacts with, B, wherein B is fractionally functionlized with a plurality of functional groups comprising a first functional group comprising a C6-C30 alkyl chain attached to...
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Microbial growth enhancement from a dry film additive

Document Number: US9303126

Novel Materials and Fabrication Techniques (Including 3D Printing)

A hyperbranched polymer based on one or more repeating units of an ABx type monomer, wherein A and B are functional groups and x is greater than or equal to 2, wherein A reacts with, or substantially reacts with, B, wherein B is fractionally functionlized with a plurality of functional groups comprising a first functional group comprising a C6-C30 alkyl chain attached to...
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Method and Apparatus for Providing Multifunction Sensor Using Mesh Nanotube Material

Document Number: US9276305

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

A method and apparatus for providing multiple functions using nanotube threads comprising: a first nanotube thread and a second nanotube thread, the first nanotube thread and the second nanotube thread arranged to form a mesh, wherein the first nanotube thread further comprises a measurable invariant property and the second nanotube thread comprises a measurable variant ...
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System and Method for Quantum Based Information Transfer

Document Number: US9270385

Quantum Computing & Entanglement Based Systems

A system for communicating data comprising sender and receiver subsystems; at least one data input; at least one entangled photon source; first photons of the pairs of entangled photons outputted by the at least one photon source being processed by one of the sender or receiver subsystem; second photons of the pairs of entangled photons being processed by the other of th...
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Voltage Oscillator Using Bilayer Graphene and a Lead Zirconate Titantate Capacitor

Document Number: US9252704

Electronic

A voltage controlled oscillator comprising a substrate and a bilayer graphene transistor formed on the substrate. The transistor has two signal terminals and a gate terminal positioned in between the signal terminals. A voltage controlled PZT or MEMS capacitor is also formed on the substrate. The capacitor is electrically connected to the transistor gate terminal. At lea...
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Determining lyapunov exponents of a chaotic system

Document Number: US9116838

Novel Software

Systems and methods for calculating the Lyapunov exponent of a chaotic system are described. In one particular embodiment, a Lyapunov exponent calculating method includes obtaining a value indicative of a condition of a chaotic system and assigning the value to first and second precision levels, the second precision level having a higher level of precision than the first...
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Method and apparatus for estimating cerebral cortical source activations from electroencephalograms

Document Number: US9116835

Human Sensing

Methods and apparatuses for estimating activation of cerebral cortical sources from scalp site measurements of electroencephalograms (EEG) from a human subject are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method comprises: specifying cortical neural sources within the brain of the subject; simulating activation potentials for the specified cortical neural sources; project...
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High voltage lithium ion positive electrode material with improved cycle life

Document Number: US9114779

Batteries & Energy

A lithiated metal phosphate material substituted by divalent atoms at the M2 site and trivalent atoms, a portion of which are present at both the M2 and the M1 sites. The substituted material has the general formula of Li1-3tM2+1-t-dTt3+Dd2+PO4, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+ and combinations thereof; T is selected from the group cons...
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Node excitation driving function measures for cerebral cortex network analysis of electroencephalograms

Document Number: US9107595

Human Sensing

Methods and apparatuses for estimating brain activity of a human subject from the measurement of electroencephalograms (EEG) are disclosed. In one method, cortical neural sources in the cerebral cortex of the brain of the subject are specified. Next, using a model of the human brain which treats the cortical neural sources as nodes in a cortical source network, cortical ...
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Method and system for optimizing signal recognition in a multiwavelength optical communication system

Document Number: US9083449

Novel Software

A system and method for optimizing signal recognition in a light communication system by approximately maximizing the minimum distance between received constellation points; the method comprising identifying the constellation region containing points for transmitting symbols, identifying channel impairments, transforming the constellation region according to the channel ...
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Blast, ballistic and blunt trauma sensor

Document Number: US9080984

Human Sensing

A molecular biosensor is provided including a lipid vesicle and a housing wherein the vesicle is contained on or within the housing and where the housing has a portion capable of transmitting a force generated, external to the housing to the vesicle. The biosensor is used in processes of detecting the presence or absence of an event force such as a blast or blunt force s...
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Method and system for forming images by comparing subsets of image data

Document Number: US9075129

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

A system and method for generating enhanced images of a target area using projection data obtained using an electromagnetic radiation source, the method comprising forming an initial aperture of data points containing positional information of the transmitter and receiver of the electromagnetic radiation; and an associated data record; randomly removing data points from ...
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System and processor implemented method for improved image quality and enhancement

Document Number: US9064315

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

System and method for image improvement comprising providing a plurality of frames; determining the value of each pixel within each frame to form a first array of pixel values; selecting pixel locations within a frame; summing the intensity values of those pixels; multiplying the pixels in the first array by the summation of intensity values for selected pixel locations ...
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Change detection method and system for use in detecting moving targets behind walls, barriers or otherwise visually obscured

Document Number: US9057783

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

A system and method for locating a moving target behind a wall or barrier comprising: providing a plurality of images of the region of interest; selecting a reference image from the plurality of images; forming a predetermined number of difference images by subtracting the absolute value of the pixels of the reference image from the absolute values of pixels in a predete...
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Remote sensing using coherent sonic wave photoacoustic detection and methods

Document Number: US9057778

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

A method and system for detecting composition of a physical space comprising: a laser beam source; an acoustic sensor; a beam focusing mechanism for focusing the laser beam at predetermined points in the physical space to generate a thermal inhomogeneity which results in the propagation of a pressure wave that propagates outward from the predetermined excitation point at...
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Apparatus and method for estimating and using a predicted vehicle speed in an indirect vision driving task

Document Number: US8988524

Novel Software

A method and apparatus for predicting vehicle speed during an indirect vision driving task. A further method and apparatus for optimizing the display of a camera return during an indirect vision driving task based on operator perceived vehicle speed as set by the display characteristics and the field-of-view of the camera. A further method and apparatus for using the per...
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Quantum based information transfer system and method

Document Number: US8983303

Cyber Security, Quantum Computing & Entanglement Based Systems

A method and system for transferring data comprising: an entangled photon source for producing first and second entangled photons associated with a receiver and a sender, respectively;a Bell state measurement device for performing a joint Bell state measurement on the second entangled photon and the at least one qubit; the Bell state measurement device outputting two bit...
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Methods for robotic self-righting

Document Number: US8977485

Robotics

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods of autonomously self-righting a maneuverable robot. In one embodiment, an autonomous method for self-righting a maneuverable robot to affect recovery from an overturned state to its nominal upright configuration may include: defining a convex hull and center of mass of each link of the robot; determining the co...
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Fluorinated carbon composite cathode for a high-energy lithium battery

Document Number: US8961833

Batteries & Energy

A lithium/fluorinated carbon (Li/CFx) battery having a composite cathode including an electroactive cathode material, a non-electroactive additive, a conductive agent, and a binder. The electroactive cathode material is a single fluorinated carbon having a general formula of CFx, whereby x is an averaged value ranging from about 0.5 to about 1.2. The non-electroactive ad...
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System and method for image improvement and enhancement

Document Number: US8948539

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

System and method for image improvement comprising providing a series of frames; summing pixel values to obtain frame intensity; computing average frame intensity; determining frame intensity deviation for each frame by subtracting average frame intensity from frame intensity; determining an array of average pixel values (AAPV) and subtracting AAPV from the pixel value a...
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Apparatus and method for sampling and reconstruction of wide bandwidth signals below Nyquist rate

Document Number: US8861588

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

A method and system of reconstructing data signals from one of incomplete measurements comprising a receiver for receiving data signals, an ADC system operatively connected to the receiver that digitizes the received data signal at a slower rate than the Nyquist rate to obtain sparse measurements; first and second dictionaries comprising a plurality of time shifted respo...
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Method and apparatus for analyzing the spectrum of radio-frequency signals using a fiber optic recirculation loop

Document Number: US8861567

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

An apparatus comprising a fiber optical loop for conducting a first and a second pulse having a corresponding first and second wavelength, a first splitter for separating the first and second light pulses in the optical loop into a first and second light path to introduce a predetermined time delay between the first and second light pulses, a coupler for tapping a replic...
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Method and implementation for information exchange using Markov models

Document Number: US8848904

Cyber Security

The replacement of secret keys is a central problem in key management. Typical solutions exchange handshaking messages, involve complex computations, or require the cooperation of trusted third parties. Disclosed herein is a key replacement method that exploits the randomness of Markov models to efficiently provide fresh keys to users. Unlike other methods, the proposed ...
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Process of making negative electrode

Document Number: US8834958

Batteries & Energy

A process of electroless plating a tin or tin-alloy active material onto a metal substrate for the negative electrode of a rechargeable lithium battery comprising steps of (1) immersing the metal substrate in an aqueous plating solution containing metal ions to be plated, (2) plating tin or tin-alloy active material onto the metal substrate by contacting the metal substr...
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Methods and apparatuses for contact-free holographic imaging of aerosol particles

Document Number: US8830476

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

Methods and apparatuses provide holographic contact-free imaging of aerosol particles in an efficient manner. One apparatus for holographic imaging of an aerosol particle may include: a delivery device configured to deliver the particle into a region; a light source for outputting a first beam of light and a second beam of light, wherein the first beam travels into the r...
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Three-axis acceleration switch array

Document Number: US8829373

Sensors & Sensor Enhancements

An acceleration switch array having at least two acceleration switches. Each acceleration switch includes a substrate, an anchor attached to the substrate, an electrically conductive mass disposed around the anchor and secured to the anchor by a spring assembly which permits movement of the mass relative to the anchor, and a plurality of electrical contacts positioned at...
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