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T2 - Patent Summaries


The Air Force uses patent licensing agreements to allow businesses and individuals to manufacture, sell or incorporate Air Force technology into their own products. For companies without a large research and development budget access to these technologies can be greatly beneficial. The technology excerpts below are patented by the Air Force and available for licensing. For a complete understanding of each technology, please view the patent in its entirety, the documents below are only summaries.

If you have any questions about licensing technology with the Air Force, please contact the Air Force Technology Transfer Program office at 937-904-9830.


90th Information Operations Squadron
Classifying Computer Files as Malware or Whiteware

711th Human Performance Wing
Method and Apparatus for Operator Supervision and Direction of Highly Autonomous Vehicles

Stereoscopic 3-D Presentation for Air Traffic Control Digital Radar Displays

Efficient Personalization of Head-Related Transfer Functions for Improved Virtual Spatial Audio

Multi-Modal Communications

Omnibus Resolution Assessment Target for Sensors

Remote Sensing of Hidden Objects

Appendage-Mounted Display Apparatus

Articulating Resistive Conformable Spine

Systems and Methods for Processing Low Contrast Images

Methods of Using Head Related Transfer Function Enhancement for Improved Vertical-Polar Localization in Spatial Audio Systems                                 
Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ)
Surface Coatings, Treatments, and Methods for Removal of Mineral Scale by Self-Release

Fluorinated Cycloalkene Functionalized Silicas

Microwave Adapting Plasma Torch Module

Backfluorinated NHC Carbenes and Complexes

Peripherally Aromatic Silsesquioxanes Featuring Reactive Functionality: Synthesis and Application Thereof

Photo-Ignition Torch for Combustion Initiation and Gas Generation

Variable Bypass Turbofan Engine
Thermosetting Resins with Enhanced Cure Characteristics Containing Organofunctional Silane Moieties

Graphene Oxide Filters and Methods of Use

Blind Flange Lifting Device

Tailored Interfaces Between Two Dissimilar Nano-Materials and Method of Manufacture

Solid-State Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries


Thermosetting Resins with Enhanced Cure Characteristics Containing Organofunctional Silane Moieties

Curved Laser Sheets for Conformal Optical Diagnostics

Modular Deployable Structures

Film Cooling Holes for Gas Turbine Airfoils

Reconfigured Liquid Attenuated Collimator

System and Method for Identifying Electrical Properties of Integrated Circuits

Air Force Civil Engineer Center
Methods for Using Rose Bengal for Detection of Oxidative Decomposition of Contaminant

Microwave Driven Diffusion of Dielectric Nano- and Micro-Particles into Organic Polymers

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Natural Fiber Welding
Air Force Technology Transfer Program
Radio Frequency Emissive Display Antenna and System for Controlling

Sewer Pipe Crawler

Directed Energy (AFRL/RD)
Microwave Zoom Antenna Using Metal Plate Lenses

Nonlinear Transmission Line Based Electron Beam Density Modulator

Structure for Storing and Unfurling a Flexible Material 

Triangular Rollable and Collapsible Boom

Tape-Spring Deployable Hinge

Detection of Rocket Body through an Active Firing Plume

Nonlinear Transmission Line Extraction Systems 

Information Directorate (AFRL/RI)
Method and Apparatus for Graphical Data Interaction and Visualization of Graphs via Paths

Apparatus for Frequency Management

Photon Entanglement Router

Real-Time Camera Tracking System Using Optical Flow Feature Points

Glitch Free Clock Multplexer

Detection-enhanced Adjustable Bandwidth Circuit

Web Malware Blocking Through Parallel Resource Rendering

Random Number Generator Using Ring Oscillators with Initial Delay

Rank Deficient Decoding of Linear Network Coding        

Apparatus for Performing Matrix Vector Multiplication Approximation Using Crossbar Arrays of Resistive Memory Devices

Apparatus and Method to Prevent Side Channel Power Attacks In Advanced Encryption Standard

Non-Integer Oversampled Timing Recovery for Higher Order Quadrature Modulation Communication Systems Using Quadrature and In-Phase Samples

Two Dimensional Photonic Cluster

Two Dimensional Photonic Cluster State Generator

Apparatus and Method - Employing Autonomous Vehicles to Reduce Risk

System and Method for Static and Moving Object Detection

System for Airborne Communications

Floating Point Matrix Multiplication Co-Processor

Method for Context Aware Text Recognition
Method and Apparatus for Event Detection Permitting Per Event Adjustment of False Alarm Rates

Cloud-Based Video Detection and Tracking System


Institute of Surgical Research
Fluoroscopy-Independent Endovascular Aortic Occlusion System 

Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX)
Method for Durably Bonding Functional Layers to Surfaces

Thermal Conductivity Measurement Apparatus and Related Methods

Laser Sensor Stimulator

Carbon Nanotube Synthesis in Confined Space and Use as Artificial Hair Flow Sensor

Glassy Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Metal Acetylides

Reactive Nanocomposites and Methods of Making the Same

Optically Fixable Shape Memory Polymers

Bipolymer-Based Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Materials

Nanoparticle Doped Hybrid Photorefractives

Autonomously tuning Photoconductive and Photovoltaic Light 

Method for Designing Cellular Materials with Tunable Thermal Transport Behaviors

Multifunctional Crosslinkers for Shape-Memory Polyimides, Polyamides and Poly (Amide-Imides) and Methods of Making the Same

Ketoxime and Amide Functionalized Nanomaterials

Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW)
Store Separation Autopilot

Array Set Addressing for Hexagonally Arranged Data Sampling Elements

Arming Generator Relocator Adaptor

Array Set Addressing for hexagonally Arranged Data Sampling Elements

Joining of Tungsten Alloys

Spiral Linear Shaped Charge Jet

Low Alloy High Performance Steel

Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RY)
Universal Polarization Converter

Stencil Masks for Making Conformable Electromagnetic Device Structures

Tunable High Isolation Circulator

Dielectric Core Tunable Filters

High-Speed Low-Latency Current-Steering DAC

Multi-function, Reconfigurable Delta Sigma DAC

DNA-Conjugated Polymer Varactors

Intrinsic Physical layer Authentication of Integrated Circuits

Harvesting Single Domain Nanoparticles and their Applications

Fabrication Method for Multi-Zoned and Short Channel Thin Film

Discrimination of Lower-Power Radio Frequency Signals Using Phase Modulation With Injection Locked Lasers 

Cloud-Based Video Detection and Tracking System

Global Navigation Satellite System Signal Decomposition 

Hybrid Signal Detection for dynamic spectrum access

Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV)

System and Method for Creating a Predetermined Magnetic Potential

Structure for Storing and Unfurling a Flexible Material 

Triangular Rollable and Collapsible Boom

Detection of Rocket Body through an Active Firing Plume

Tape-Spring Deployable Hinge

Pulse Tube Refrigerator with Tunable Inertance Tube

Seeded Raman Amplifier in a Linear Configuration for Generating a 1240 NM Laser

Methods and Apparatus to Achieve Independent Six Degree
Control of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle

Controlled Polymerization of Functional Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Monomers

Pseudomorphic Glass for Space Solar Cells

Variable Radius Multi-Lamp Illumination System            

Ring Cam and Ring Cam Assembly for Dynamically Controlling Pitch of Cycloidal Rotor Blades

Circular Antenna Array for Satellite Communication Interference Rejection