Researchers at the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) have developed novel Well Design Specification (WDS) software to be used in fabricating a well for monitoring or remediation of contaminated soil and ground water. Patent No. 6,317,694 (issued November 13, 2004) discloses a method and apparatus for the selection of appropriate filter pack and slot size specifications for each screen depth of candidate wells.
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The US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, seeks a partner to commercialize a military-grade lead-free primer for ammunition and other applications
Naval Engineering has developed the innovative Adjustable Depth Air Sparging (ADAS) system. The technology permits infinite adjustability to significantly increase the distribution of air or chemicals within a single air sparge well. ADAS can be used with conventional air sparging equipment, and results in reduced project costs and improved cleanup performance.
The US Navy seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a device that makes it easier and safer to launch or land a boat in rough water. The device, inspired by the arresting cables used by jets landing on aircraft carriers, includes an automatic latch mounted to the boat’s hull, as well as guideposts and an expandable/retractable harness mounted on the trailer.
Researchers at the Army Environmental Research and Development Center (ERDC) have patented a ‘green’ solution for bullets and other lead objects that makes possible the performance and low costs associated with traditional lead designs. Patent filings No. 6,095,052 and No. 2004/0229076 describe the compaction of fine lead wire that has been electroplated or otherwise coated with zinc. This results in a lead-based product that satisfactorily inhibits corrosion and lead leaching when exposed to weather and water. These patents are available for licensing and commercialization.
Scour has been linked to nearly 95% of all severely damaged and failed highway bridges constructed over waterways in the United States (Leftor, 1993). This is a hazardous condition caused by currents transporting sediments away from bridge piers and similar structures during times of rapid river flow. Scour ablation and deposition can occur during a single high energy flow event, making it difficult to detect deterioration of the structural foundation. This is further complicated by the presence of ice and debris in the waterway.
Army engineers have developed and patented a novel modular fence barrier in response to border control and security demands. A preferred design of the barrier system deploys pre-manufactured panels and connectors that can be swiftly assembled by unskilled labor.
Field personnel with the US Army Corps of Engineers – New York District (USACE), have developed a self-adjusting, variable height bulkhead for use along beaches and waterways where it is desirable to preserve the view, but control is needed against wave action and storm surges. The USACE is interested in cooperative research and development efforts for this technology, and in licensing out its pending patent (Pat. Appl.
A simple and accurate way to measure the actual remaining life of a carbon dioxide scrubber in a rebreather unit.
Researchers at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have developed a patent pending cement vitreous enamel coating for steel that is used to reinforce concrete (i.e. rebar, steel fibers, and metal plating). This porcelain coating more than triples the bond strength between concrete and steel, and prevents damaging steel corrosion. The ERDC is interested in licensing out the patent application (No.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a twisted rudder design that improves performance and reduces cavitation and rudder erosion.
The U.S. Navy seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a unique composition that has proven effective for cleaning oils, hydraulic fluids and grease while meeting stringent new environmental regulations.