HRL Tops 700 Patents with Three New Inventions
MALIBU, Calif., June 5, 2012—HRL Laboratories, LLC, celebrated passing the 700 patents mark today with three new patents issued to the company by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The three new patents add to the HRL portfolio, which covers a broad range of technology research and development.
The three new inventions patented on June 5, include:
U.S. Patent No. 8,195,023, Functionally-graded three-dimensional ordered open-cellular microstructure and method of making same, invented by Drs. Alan Jacobsen and Gregory Olson. The invention describes a novel process to develop new types of materials with a truss, or lattice architecture at the micrometer scale. The uses for these new materials range from lightweight energy-absorbing structures to thermal management materials.
U.S. Patent No. 8,193,611, High-performance InAs-based devices invented by Drs. Rajesh Rajavel, Ken Elliott and David Chow. These high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), fabricated using indium arsenide alloys, have potential applications in low-power, high-speed electronics for communications and millimeter-wave sensing.
- U.S. Patent No. 8,195,591, A cognitive signal-processing system invented by Dr. Yuri Owechko. Unlike conventional signal separation systems that extract signals from mixtures based on low-level signal properties, this approach uses higher-level or cognitive information encoded in the signals, such as words or objects, which a signal classifier recognizes in the extracted signals.
HRL was issued its first patent in 2000 and averages almost 60 new patents each year.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California (www.hrl.com) is a corporate research-and-development laboratory owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors specializing in research into sensors and materials, information and systems sciences, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. HRL provides custom research and development and performs additional R&D contract services for its LLC member companies, the U.S. government, and other commercial companies.
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