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1 US10620175B2
Apparatus and processes for photosynthetic activity measurement and mapping
Publication/Patent Number: US10620175B2 Publication Date: 2020-04-14 Application Number: 15/153,789 Filing Date: 2016-05-13 Inventor: Young, Darrell L.   Dekeyrel, Charlotte   Lewis, Michael Henry   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G01N33/00 Abstract: A method for determining chlorophyll content of a plant comprises capturing a first image comprising light transmitted through a leaf of a plant; capturing a second image comprising light reflected from the leaf of the plant; estimating, from a plurality of pixels in the first image, a transmissive chlorophyll concentration value of the leaf; estimating a reflectance chlorophyll concentration value for the leaf from a plurality of pixels in the second image using bidirectional reflectance parameters for which a variance of the reflectance chlorophyll concentration value across the plurality of pixels in the second image is reduced; and determining an estimated chlorophyll concentration value for the plant based at least on the transmissive chlorophyll concentration value and the reflectance chlorophyll concentration value.
2 US10679888B2
Foundry-agnostic post-processing method for a wafer
Publication/Patent Number: US10679888B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-09 Application Number: 16/403,317 Filing Date: 2019-05-03 Inventor: Teshiba, Mary A.   Drab, John J.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01L21/762 Abstract: A foundry-agnostic post-processing method for a wafer is provided. The wafer includes an active surface, a substrate and an intermediate layer interposed between the active surface and the substrate. The method includes removing the wafer from an output yield of a wafer processing foundry, thinning the substrate to the intermediate layer or within microns of the intermediate layer to expose a new surface and bonding the new surface to an alternate material substrate which provides for enhanced device performance as compared to the substrate.
3 US10706539B2
Subtraction algorithm for detection of tumors
Publication/Patent Number: US10706539B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-07 Application Number: 16/102,449 Filing Date: 2018-08-13 Inventor: Samaniego, Raymond   Hatchell, Lauren G.   Tran, Tuan T   Tomich, John L.   Anderson, Bryan D.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G06K9/00 Abstract: A system and method for detecting tumors. Three-dimensional scans of a patient are performed with penetrating radiation, before and/or after the injection of a contrast agent. Raw density arrays are formed from the scans. The median density within an organ is calculated and subtracted from each of the raw density arrays, to form offset arrays. The offset arrays are subtracted pairwise and the differences are summed to form a discriminator array.
4 US10714828B2
Microwave analog cancellation for in-aperture simultaneous transmit and receive
Publication/Patent Number: US10714828B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-14 Application Number: 15/444,175 Filing Date: 2017-02-27 Inventor: Parker, Samuel E.   Gianvittorio, John P.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01Q3/00 Abstract: A system for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves simultaneously. A portion of a signal to be transmitted through a transmitting antenna element is diverted from a transmit signal path, processed by an adjustable filter, and coupled into receive signal path. The adjustable filter is adjusted to approximate the channel that the leakage signals go through to get from the transmitter to the receiver so that the signal coupled into the receiving path through the filter partially cancels the parasitic leakage from the transmit signal path to the receive signal path.
5 US2020066781A1
PER-PIXEL DETECTOR BIAS CONTROL
Publication/Patent Number: US2020066781A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/549,069 Filing Date: 2019-08-23 Inventor: Beuville, Eric J.   Harris, Micky   Boesch, Ryan   Boemler, Christian M.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A pixel includes a photo-diode, an integration capacitor arranged to receive a photo current from the photo-diode and to store charge developed from the photo current; and an injection transistor disposed between the photo-diode and the integration capacitor that controls flow of the photo current from the photo-diode to the integration capacitor, the injection transistor having a gate, a source electrically coupled to the photo-diode at a first node, and a drain electrically coupled to the integration capacitor. The injection transistor is a silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon (SONOS) FET having its gate set to a SONOS gate voltage to control a detector bias voltage of the photo-diode at the first node.
6 US2020112698A1
PUMPED LARGE FULL WELL PIXEL
Publication/Patent Number: US2020112698A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-09 Application Number: 16/592,051 Filing Date: 2019-10-03 Inventor: Boemler, Christian M.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H04N5/355 Abstract: A pixel includes an integration capacitor coupled between a system voltage and a pump voltage source and having a first side and a second side. The pixel can be operated to have a large full well by: storing charge from a photo-current source in the integration capacitor; reading out the integration capacitor; resetting the integration capacitor by connecting the capacitor to a column line through a select transistor; while resetting, setting the pump voltage source to the system voltage; and after resetting, setting the pump voltage to ground to create a negative voltage between the integration capacitor and column line.
7 US2020248285A1
CONGRUENTLY MELTING TITANIUM-ZIRCONIUM-NIOBIUM ALLOY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020248285A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-06 Application Number: 16/265,085 Filing Date: 2019-02-01 Inventor: Rajan, Sunder S.   Ko, Robert   Ushinsky, Michael   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: C22C14/00 Abstract: A compliant mount or mechanism structure includes a titanium-zirconium-niobium alloy including titanium, about 13.5 to about 14.5 wt. % zirconium, and about 18 to about 19 weight % (wt. %) niobium. The titanium-zirconium-niobium alloy has a congruent melting temperature of about 1750 to about 1800° C.
8 KR20200003205A
쿼드러처 커플러
Publication/Patent Number: KR20200003205A Publication Date: 2020-01-08 Application Number: 20197036840 Filing Date: 2018-06-08 Inventor: Harper, Elicia K.   Laighton, Christopher. M.   Trulli, Susan C.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01P11/00 Abstract: 쿼드러처 커플러는: 한 쌍의 겹쳐진 스트립 컨덕터들 사이에 커플링 영역을 제공하기 위해 제 1 유전체 층에 의해 분리된 한 쌍의 겹쳐진 스트립 컨덕터들; 한 쌍의 대향 접지 패드, 상기 커플링 영역은 상기 한 쌍의 대향 접지 패드 사이에 배치됨; 상기 커플링 영역 위에 그리고 상기 한 쌍의 대향 접지 패드들 사이에 배치된 제 2 유전체 층; 및 유전체 층의 대향 측면들 위로 및 한 쌍의 대향 접지 패드 상으로 연장하는, 상기 제 2 유전체 층 위에 배치된 전기 전도성 차폐 층;을 갖는다. 커플러의 일부는 인쇄 또는 적층 제조에 의해 형성된다.
9 KR20200006119A
차폐된 마이크로파 전송 라인
Publication/Patent Number: KR20200006119A Publication Date: 2020-01-17 Application Number: 20197036765 Filing Date: 2018-05-30 Inventor: Harper, Elicia K.   Laighton, Christopher. M.   Trulli, Susan C.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01P5/02 Abstract: 마이크로파 전송 라인 구조물 유전체 기판 구조물의 표면 상에 한 쌍의 접지 스트립 컨덕터를 갖는다. 신호 스트립 컨덕터는 한 쌍의 접지 스트립 컨덕터 사이의 유전체 기판 구조의 표면에 배치된다. 고체 유전체 층은 신호 스트립 컨덕터; 상기 접지 스트립 컨덕터들 각각의 측면들 사이의 유전체 기판 구조물의 상부 표면; 및 신호 스트립 컨덕터; 위에 배치된다. 전기 전도성 차폐 부재는 고체 유전체 층 상에 배치되고 한 쌍의 접지 스트립 컨덕터의 상부 표면 상에 직접 접촉하여 배치된다. 상기 구조는 전송 라인을 전기적으로 격리시키기 위해 기판 구조 상에 형성된 복수의 근접 마이크로 웨이브 전송 라인 각각에 사용된다.
10 US10527500B2
In-situ thin film based temperature sensing for high temperature uniformity and high rate of temperature change thermal reference sources
Publication/Patent Number: US10527500B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 16/170,475 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Chow, James R.   Townsend, Carl W.   Ketola, Kurt S.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G01K7/02 Abstract: A thin-film device for generating a blackbody spectrum is disclosed. The device includes first layer configured to generate heat in response to an applied voltage and a second layer configured to generate the blackbody radiation spectrum in response to the heat from the first layer. A thermocouple is disposed between the first layer and the second layer for measuring a temperature at the second layer. The thermocouple measures temperature at the second layer in order to control temperature at the second layer. The thermocouple can be a copper-carbon nanotube thermocouple.
11 US10616461B2
Broadband optical systems and methods
Publication/Patent Number: US10616461B2 Publication Date: 2020-04-07 Application Number: 15/496,345 Filing Date: 2017-04-25 Inventor: Zywicki, Randall W.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G02B5/20 Abstract: Aspects and examples are generally directed to broadband optical systems and methods for collecting a wide spectral range of electromagnetic radiation with a single window optical assembly. In one example, a broadband optical system includes a segmented window positioned to receive electromagnetic radiation, the segmented window including at least a first segment formed from a first material and a second segment formed from a second material, the first segment being configured to transmit a first spectral band of the electromagnetic radiation along an optical path and the second segment being configured to transmit a second spectral band of the electromagnetic radiation along the optical path. The broadband optical system may include an optical de-multiplexer configured to spatially separate the first and second spectral bands, and foreoptics interposed between the segmented window and the optical de-multiplexer to direct the electromagnetic radiation from the segmented window to the optical de-multiplexer.
12 US2020026021A1
BORESIGHT ALIGNMENT MODULE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020026021A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/171,790 Filing Date: 2018-10-26 Inventor: Palomino, Steven C.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G02B7/00 Abstract: A boresight module includes a housing including an input window and an exit window. The boresight module further includes a lateral transfer hollow, dichroic beam splitter, retro-reflector (LTHSR) assembly supported by the housing. The LTHSR assembly includes a dichroic beam splitter. The boresight module further includes a corner cube coupled to the housing and a collimator including a collimator housing coupled to the housing and a target supported by the collimator housing. The target is configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from the input window to emit electromagnetic radiation through the exit window. A method of aligning a device with a boresight alignment module is further disclosed.
13 US2020110679A1
SERIAL DATA BUS NODE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020110679A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-09 Application Number: 16/574,241 Filing Date: 2019-09-18 Inventor: Doan, Erin K.   Danielson, Matthew R.   Moran, Addison M.   Worden, Michael J.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G06F11/26 Abstract: A vehicle includes a data communication network, a serial data bus, and a plurality of electronic nodes in signal communication with the serial data bus. The vehicle further includes a node identification system configured to store a several different diagnostic tests, along with expected operating data corresponding to a given diagnostic test. The node identification system sorts the plurality of nodes into individual node groups in response to performing one or more diagnostic tests among the different available diagnostic tests.
14 US10707144B2
Thermal boundary control
Publication/Patent Number: US10707144B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-07 Application Number: 16/126,741 Filing Date: 2018-09-10 Inventor: Sprafke, Thomas P.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H01L23/14 Abstract: A method of creating thermal boundaries in a substrate is provided. The method includes forming the substrate with first and second sections to be in direct thermal communication with first and second thermal elements, respectively, machining, in the substrate, first and second cavities for defining a third section of the substrate between the first and second sections and disposing a material having a characteristic thermal conductivity that is substantially less than that of the ceramic in the first and second cavities.
15 EP3152588B1
ANALOG RF MEMORY SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3152588B1 Publication Date: 2020-07-22 Application Number: 15728347.4 Filing Date: 2015-05-29 Inventor: Schulte, Walter B Jr.   Gianvittorio, John P.   Marr, Harry B.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G01S7/38
16 US10527499B2
In-situ thin film based temperature sensing for high temperature uniformity and high rate of temperature change thermal reference sources
Publication/Patent Number: US10527499B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 16/170,467 Filing Date: 2018-10-25 Inventor: Chow, James R.   Townsend, Carl W.   Ketola, Kurt S.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G01K7/02 Abstract: A thin-film device for generating a blackbody spectrum is disclosed. The device includes first layer configured to generate heat in response to an applied voltage and a second layer configured to generate the blackbody radiation spectrum in response to the heat from the first layer. A thermocouple is disposed between the first layer and the second layer for measuring a temperature at the second layer. The thermocouple measures temperature at the second layer in order to control temperature at the second layer. The thermocouple can be a copper-carbon nanotube thermocouple.
17 US10564380B2
Positional alignment mechanism for a lens assembly
Publication/Patent Number: US10564380B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 15/202,276 Filing Date: 2016-07-05 Inventor: Po, Li Chiao   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G02B7/00 Abstract: An alignment mechanism to position and focus a lens assembly includes a housing and an eccentric shaft supported by the housing. The eccentric shaft is configured to rotate with respect to the housing. The alignment mechanism further includes a lens assembly having a bracket coupled to the eccentric shaft, and an actuator assembly, coupled to the bracket of the lens assembly and configured to rotate the lens assembly about the eccentric shaft. The alignment mechanism further includes at least one thrust drive nut mounted on the eccentric shaft, the at least one thrust drive nut being configured to move the eccentric shaft and the bracket of the lens assembly in a z-axis direction.
18 US10703692B2
Solid state materials with tunable dielectric response and rotational anisotropy
Publication/Patent Number: US10703692B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-07 Application Number: 15/425,101 Filing Date: 2017-02-06 Inventor: Pitman, Michael   Clement, Teresa J.   Stratis, Glafkos K.   Samuel, Alphonso A.   Dely, Alex   Sunne, Wayne L.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: C07C15/60 Abstract: A reconfigurable polar molecule includes a symmetric nonpolar molecule portion having an elongated shape defined by a longitudinal axis and lateral axis, the longitudinal axis being longer than the lateral axis; a positive ionically charged group at a first end and a negative ionically charged group at a second end of the longitudinal axis, the positive and negative ionically charged groups forming a permanent dipole; a first bridging group and a second bridging group on opposing ends of the lateral axis, the first and second bridging groups being linear nonpolar groups; and a first support portion bonded to the first bridging group, and a second support portion bonded to the second bridging group, the first bridging group and the second bridging group being nonpolar and having structures that enable free rotation of the symmetric nonpolar molecule portion through the first bridging group and the second bridging group.
19 US10686533B2
Balanced optical receivers and methods for detecting optical communication signals
Publication/Patent Number: US10686533B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-16 Application Number: 16/367,567 Filing Date: 2019-03-28 Inventor: Dolgin, Benjamin P.   Graceffo, Gary M.   Kowalevicz, Andrew   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: H04B10/06 Abstract: Optical receivers and methods for balanced signal detection using an optical resonator. In one example, an optical receiver includes an optical resonator that receives an optical signal, accumulates resonant optical signal energy, and emits first output optical signal energy from a first output and second output optical signal energy from the second output. In response to a modulation of the optical signal, the optical resonator is configured to disrupt the first and second output optical signal energies to convert the modulation of the optical signal into an intensity modulation of the first and second output optical signal energies. The optical receiver includes a first detector that receives the first output optical signal energy and detects the intensity modulation of the first output optical signal energy, and a second detector that receives the second output optical signal energy and detects the intensity modulation of the second output optical signal energy.
20 US10719924B2
Full motion color video atmospheric turbulence correction processing
Publication/Patent Number: US10719924B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-21 Application Number: 15/569,757 Filing Date: 2015-04-27 Inventor: Fluckiger, David U.   Beardsley, Christopher J.   Franklin, Craig R.   Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY   IPC: G06T5/50 Abstract: A system for processing video. The system may include a video camera, a processing unit, and a video display, the video camera being configured to generate a plurality of consecutive luminance frames, including a last frame and a plurality of preceding frames. The processing unit may be configured to: shift the plurality of preceding frames, to register the preceding frames with the last frame to form a plurality of shifted frames, take a Fourier transform of each of the plurality of frames, to form a corresponding plurality of initial Fourier transform frames, iteratively update the plurality of Fourier transform frames by, on the (n+1)th iteration of a plurality of iterations, replacing each Fourier transform frame with a linear combination of the Fourier transform frames of the nth iteration, the Fourier transform frames of the 0th iteration being the initial Fourier transform frames.