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Current Patents Available for Licensing

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High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Alber, Christoper  UCP
Method and Apparatus Using Slant-Path Water Delay Estimates to Correct Global Positioning Satellite Survey Error 6,067,852 2000-05-30 Alber, Christoper  UCP
Atmospheric Water Vapor Sensing System Using Global Positioning Satellites  5,675,081 1997-10-07 Alber, Christoper  UCP
Enhanced Microburst Detection System 5,973,635 1999-10-26 Albo, Eugene David  RAL
Microburst Detection System - Formerly Known as Fuzzy Logic 5,648,782 1997-07-15 Albo, Eugene David  RAL
Best in Time Forecasting System 6,298,307 2001-10-02 Barron, Bob  RAL
Multi-stage processing for efficient and accurate spectral moment estimation 6,577,265 2003-06-10 Beagley, Nathaniel  RAL
Atmospheric Data Measurement System 6,813,563 B1 2004-11-02 Bradley, William E. ACD
Method and Apparatus for Pivotally Mounting Instrumentation on a Line: 6,581,266 2003-06-24 Bradley, William E. ACD
High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Braun, John  UCP
Bistatic Radar System for Centralized, Near-Real-Time Synchronized, Processing of Data to Identify Scatterers 6,462,699 B2 2002-10-08 Burghart, Chris Dale  EOL
Bistatic Radar Network Having Incoherent Transmitter Operating in a Scanning Mode to Identify Scatterers 6,456,229 B2 2002-09-24 Burghart, Chris Dale  EOL
Frozen Precipitation Accumulation Alert System 5,850,619 1998-12-15 Cole, Jeff A.  RAL
Feature Classification for Time Series Data 6,735,550 2004-05-11 Cornman, Lawrence B.  RAL
Multi-stage processing for efficient and accurate spectral moment estimation 6,577,265 2003-06-10 Cornman, Lawrence B. RAL
Method of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 6,307,500 B1 2001-10-23 Cornman, Lawrence B.  RAL
Method Of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 5,940,523 1999-08-14 Cornman, Lawrence B.  RAL
Portable Intelligent Whole Air Sampling System 5,553,508 1996-09-10 Dabberdt, Walter F.  EOL
Multi-stage processing for efficient and accurate spectral moment estimation 6,577,265 2003-06-10 Dalton, Shelly D.  RAL
Portable Intelligent Whole Air Sampling System 5,553,508 1996-09-10 Delany, Anthony C.  EOL
Temperature sensor system for mobile platforms 7,156,552 2007-01-02 Fleming, Rex  UCP/JOSS
Aerial sampler system 6,997,050 2006-02-14 Fleming, Rex  UCP/JOSS
Aerial Sampler System 6,809,648 2004-10-26 Fleming, Rex  UCP/JOSS
Portable Intelligent Whole Air Sampling System 5,553,508 1996-09-10 Fox, Jack R.  EOL
Method and System for High Volume Sample Rate Holographic Particle Measurement 8,634,074 B2 2014-01-21 Fugal, Jacob EOL
Multi-stage processing for efficient and accurate spectral moment estimation 6,577,265 2003-06-10 Goodrich, Robert K. RAL
Feature Classification for Time Series Data 6,735,550 2004-05-11 Goodrich, Robert Kent  RAL
Method of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 6,307,500 B1 2001-10-23 Goodrich, Robert Kent  RAL
Method Of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 5,940,523 1999-08-14 Goodrich, Robert Kent  RAL
Microburst Detection System - Formerly Known as Fuzzy Logic 5,648,782 1997-07-15 Goodrich, Robert Kent  RAL
Atmospheric Data Measurement System 6,813,563 B1 2004-11-02 Greenburg, Jim ACD
Atmospheric Data Measurement System 6,813,563 B1 2004-11-02 Guenther, Alex ACD
Precipitation measurement device 7,340,949 B1 2008-03-11 Hage, Frank W. RAL
De-icing information system 7,369,053 B2 2008-05-06 Hage, Frank W. RAL
Frozen Precipitation Accumulation Alert System 5,850,619 1998-12-15 Hage, Frank W.  RAL
Gas Concentration and Injection System for Chromatographic Analysis of Organic Trace Gases 5,563,352 1996-10-08 Helmig, Detlev  ACD
Low Cost Telemetry Receiving System 5,486,835 1996-01-23 Hock, Terrence F.  EOL
Receiver for Bistatic Doppler Radar Network 5,469,169 1995-11-21 Holloway, Christopher L.  EOL
High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Hove, Teresa Van  UCP
Method and apparatus for clutter filtering staggered pulse repetition time signals 7,728,765 B1 2010-06-01 Hubbert, John EOL
Radar system  7,053,813 B1  2006-05-30 Hubbert, John C.  EOL
Optical device for correcting geostationary satellite imagery for earth curvature effects 7,676,112 2010-03-09 Johnson, David RAL
High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Johnson, James  UCP
Apparatus for Gas Filter Correlation and Methods for 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Atmospheric Sounding 6,756,592 2004-06-29 Khattatov, Boris  ACD
Facility for Preparing and Deploying Sounding Devices 5,636,480 1997-06-10 Lauritsen, Dean K.  EOL
Recoverable Airborne Instrument Platform 6,144,899 2000-11-07 Lauritsen, Dean K.  EOL
Method for generating a representation of an atmospheric vortex kinematic structure 7,728,760 B2 2010-06-01 Lee, Wen-Chau EOL
Radar Acquisition system 5,589,833 1996-12-31 Loew, Eric  EOL
Self-orienting embedded in-situ flux system 7,949,481 B2 2011-05-24 Maclean, Gordon EOL
Integrated Control System for Preparing and Deploying Sounding Devices and Managing Telemetry Therefrom 5,548,283 1996-08-20 Martin, Charles L.  EOL
Lidar system for remote determination of calibrated, absolute aerosol backscatter coefficients 7,656,526 B1 2010-02-02 Mayor, Shane EOL
High pulse-energy, eye-safe lidar system 7,583,364 2009-09-01 Mayor, Shane EOL
Polarization lidar for the remote detection of aerosol particle shape 7,580,127 2009-08-25 Mayor, Shane EOL
Method and apparatus for clutter filtering staggered pulse repetition time signals 7,728,765 B1 2010-06-01 Meymaris, Gregory RAL
Self-orienting embedded in-situ flux system 7,949,481 B2 2011-05-24 Militzer, John EOL
Best in Time Forecasting System 6,298,307 2001-10-02 Moore, Wayne  RAL
Method of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 6,307,500 B1 2001-10-23 Morse, Corrine  RAL
Method Of Moment Estimation and Feature For Devices Which Measure Spectra As a Function of Range or Time (NIMA) 5,940,523 1999-08-14 Morse, Corrine  RAL
System For Determination of Optimal Travel Path in a Multidimensional Space 6,085,147 2000-07-04 Myers, William L.  RAL
Virtual Reality Imaging System with Image Replay 5,751,289 1998-05-12 Myers, William L.  RAL
Virtual Reality Imaging System 5,490,239 1996-02-06 Myers, William L.  RAL
Portable Intelligent Whole Air Sampling System 5,553,508 1996-09-10 Norris, Kenneth D.  EOL
System for Measuring Characteristic of Scatterers Using Spaced Receiver Remote Sensors (STARS) 6,512,996 2003-01-28 Praskovskaya, Eleanor A.  RAL
System for Measuring Characteristic of Scatterers Using Spaced Receiver Remote Sensors (STARS) 6,512,996 2003-01-28 Praskovsky, Alexander A.  RAL
Data Quality and Ambiguity Resolution ina Doppler Radar System 5,247,303 1993-09-21 Pratte, Jules F.  EOL
Atmospheric Data Measurement System 6,813,563 B1 2004-11-02 Prevost, Pierre  ACD
Frequency Stable Pulsed Laser 6,633,596 B1 2003-10-14 Randall, Mitchell Alfred  EOL
Bistatic Radar System for Centralized, Near-Real-Time Synchronized, Processing of Data to Identify Scatterers 6,462,699 B2 2002-10-08 Randall, Mitchell Alfred  EOL
Bistatic Radar Network Having Incoherent Transmitter Operating in a Scanning Mode to Identify Scatterers 6,456,229 B2 2002-09-24 Randall, Mitchell Alfred  EOL
Radar System Having Multiple Simultaneously Tramsitted Beams Operating in a Scanning Mode to Identify Scatterers 6,377,204 2002-04-23 Randall, Mitchell Alfred  EOL
Radar Acquisition system 5,589,833 1996-12-31 Randall, Mitchell Alfred  EOL
De-icing information system 7,369,053 B2 2008-05-06 Rasmussen, Roy M. RAL
De-icing information system  7,129,846 B2  2006-10-31 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Sensor system to distinguish frozen and non-frozen liquid particulates 7,191,643 B2  2007-03-20 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Precipitation Measuring System 6,751,571 2004-06-15 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Measuring System 6,714,869 B1 2004-03-30 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Measuring System 6,711,521 B1 2004-03-23 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Measuring System 6,708,133 B1 2004-03-16 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Measuring System 6,675,100 B1 2004-01-06 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Hotplate Precipitation Measuring System 6,546,353 B1 2003-04-08 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Frozen Precipitation Accumulation Alert System 5,850,619 1998-12-15 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Winter Precipitation Measuring System 5,744,711 1998-04-28 Rasmussen, Roy M.  RAL
Thermal Plate Precipitation Measurement System  8,505,377 B2  2013-8-13  Rasmussen, Roy M. RAL
Precision polarization optimized optical beam processor 7,869,127 2011-01-11 Richter, Dirk EOL
Optical Multi-Pass Cell 8,508,740 B2 2013-08-13 Richter, Dirk EOL
Method and system for demodulation of open-loop GPS radio occultation signals 7,912,422 B2 2011-03-22 Rocken, Christian UCP
Method of compensating for atmospheric effects while using near horizon radar 6,833,805 2004-12-/21 Rocken, Christian  UCP
Method of compensating for atmospheric effects while using near horizon radar utilizing a Doppler signal 6,853,331 B1  2005-02-08 Rocken, Christian UCP
Method and System for Determining the Phase and Amplitude of a Radio Occultation Signal 6,731,906 2004-05-04 Rocken, Christian  UCP
High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Rocken, Christian  UCP
Method and Apparatus Using Slant-Path Water Delay Estimates to Correct Global Positioning Satellite Survey Error 6,067,852 2000-05-30 Rocken, Christian  UCP
Atmospheric Water Vapor Sensing System Using Global Positioning Satellites  5,675,081 1997-10-07 Rocken, Christian  UCP
Atmospheric Data Measurement System 6,813,563 B1 2004-11-02 Schnell, Ryan  ACD
Dual Path Ultraviolet Hygrometer 5,227,636 1993-07-13 Schwiesow, Ronald L.  EOL
Radiometer including a cleaning system 8,182,613 B2 2012-05-22 Semmer, Steve R. EOL
Self-orienting embedded in-situ flux system 7,949,481 B2 2011-05-24 Semmer, Steven R. EOL
Portable Intelligent Whole Air Sampling System 5,553,508 1996-09-10 Semmer, Steven R.  EOL
Apparatus for Gas Filter Correlation and Methods for 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Atmospheric Sounding 6,756,592 2004-06-29 Smith, Mark  ACD
Method and system for demodulation of open-loop GPS radio occultation signals 7,912,422 B2 2011-03-22 Sokolovskiy, Sergey UCP
Method and System for Determining the Phase and Amplitude of a Radio Occultation Signal 6,731,906 2004-05-04 Sokolovskiy, Sergey  UCP
Method and Apparatus Using Slant-Path Water Delay Estimates to Correct Global Positioning Satellite Survey Error 6,067,852 2000-05-30 Solheim, Fred  UCP
Atmospheric Water Vapor Sensing System Using Global Positioning Satellites  5,675,081 1997-10-07 Solheim, Fred  UCP
Raman cell for high power applications 7,869,469 2011-01-11 Spuler, Scott EOL
Lidar system for remote determination of calibrated, absolute aerosol backscatter coefficients 7,656,526 B1 2010-02-02 Spuler, Scott EOL
High pulse-energy, eye-safe lidar system 7,583,364 2009-09-01 Spuler, Scott EOL
Polarization lidar for the remote detection of aerosol particle shape 7,580,127 2009-08-25 Spuler, Scott EOL
Multipipeline Multiprocessor System 5,689,722 1997-11-18 Swarztrauber, Paul N.  CISL
Determining 3-Dimensional Velocity of an Object 6,721,678 B1 2004-04-13 Vivekananadan, Jothiram  RAL
Determining Temperature of a Physical Medium Using Remote Measurement 6,536,948 2003-03-25 Vivekananadan, Jothiram  RAL
Ice Detection Radiometers 5,777,481 1998-07-07 Vivekananadan, Jothiram  RAL
Frozen Precipitation Accumulation Alert System 5,850,619 1998-12-15 Wade, Charles G.  RAL
High Resolution Ionospheric Modeling (HiRIM) Technique for Regional Area High-Accuracy GPS Applications 6,356,232 B1 2002-03-12 Ware, Randoph H.  UCP
Method and Apparatus Using Slant-Path Water Delay Estimates to Correct Global Positioning Satellite Survey Error 6,067,852 2000-05-30 Ware, Randoph H.  UCP
Atmospheric Water Vapor Sensing System Using Global Positioning Satellites  5,675,081 1997-10-07 Ware, Randoph H.  UCP
Feature Classification for Time Series Data 6,735,550 2004-05-11 Weekley, Andrew  RAL
Method for Determining Storm Predictability 6,340,946 2002-01-22 Wilson, Jim  RAL
Frequency Stable Pulsed Laser 6,633,596 B1 2003-10-14 Wulfmeyer, Volker G.  EOL
Bistatic Radar System for Centralized, Near-Real-Time Synchronized, Processing of Data to Identify Scatterers 6,462,699 B2 2002-10-08 Wurman, Joshua Michael  EOL
Radar System Having Multiple Simultaneously Tramsitted Beams Operating in a Scanning Mode to Identify Scatterers 6,377,204 2002-04-23 Wurman, Joshua Michael  EOL
Bistatic Multiple-Doppler Radar Network 5,410,314 1995-04-25 Wurman, Joshua Michael  EOL
Bistatic Radar Network Having Incoherent Transmitter Operating in a Scanning Mode to Identify Scatterers 6,456,229 B2 2002-09-24 Wurman, Joshua Michael; Randall, Mitchell Alfred; Burghart, Chris Dale  EOL
Determining 3-Dimensional Velocity of an Object 6,721,678 B1 2004-04-13 Zhang, Guifu  RAL
Determining Temperature of a Physical Medium Using Remote Measurement 6,536,948 2003-03-25 Zhang, Guifu  RAL
Ambient Air Sampler 5,410,918 1995-05-02 Zimmerman, Patrick R. ACD

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