Navy Lab Hosts Patent Award Ceremony

Thursday, September 09, 2004
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) commander Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle USN was the honorary speaker at this year's patent award ceremony at NAVSEA’s Carderock Division in Bethesda. The event recognizes outstanding creativity in science and engineering accomplished by Navy civilian employees of the division.

The vice admiral recognized the 1,640 patents awarded to the division since 1940 compared to other government agencies. "I am stunned at the number of patent recipients. This is not just an award but more a recognition of a culture, of a profession, on the leading edge of what we do for the nation.” He said he was overwhelmed by the relevance of the latest patents.

He underscored the need to rapidly transition these technologies to the Navy. "As the Navy reshapes itself, it is trying to be innovative in a changing world. We must move fast, take risks and rely on the few with technical skills to do things not thought of before."

In recognition as keynote speaker, Vice Admiral Balisle was inducted as an honorary member of the Carderock Division Inventors Club. He was cited for his leadership in fostering an environment for innovation and transformation supporting the fleet and warfighter of today and tomorrow.

Patents and inventions constitute an essential measure leaders use ensuring Carderock stays on the forward edge of innovation and technology advancement. From June 1, 2003 – July 31, 2004, 71 inventors earned 40 patents associated with Carderock programs. These innovators are individually honored for significant contributions to the U.S. Navy (and to the United States). At the same time, 30 of the 71 employees are first-time inventors specially recognized by induction into the Carderock Inventors Club, a command honor society celebrating issuance of the first U.S. patent bearing a Navy civilian inventor's name. In addition, 68 employees are being recognized for filing 49 patent applications covering Navy inventions during the same period. Noteworthy patented technologies include a mine littoral threat zone visualization program, fiber-optic composite material damage sensing, underwater target testing, underwater detection and deterrent system, integrated circuit protection software, automatic reconfiguration of damaged electromechanical systems, processing of ship wastewater, ship motion stabilization, enhanced vessel hydrodynamics, ship signature reduction, life saving and safety systems, as well as ship machinery enhancement.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Ithaca’s FPF-1 platform to be moved to Stella field

Ithaca Energy Inc. reports that the "FPF-1" floating production facility has completed the required inclination test as planned and departed the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

Live Fish Carrier Launched at Gondan

At high tide, the vessel “MARTIN SÆLE”, the first Live Fish Carrier built by Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, was successfully launched today. Representatives of the owner of the vessel,

Wärtsilä Environmental Efficiency for Hybrid UK Ferry

A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for UK operator Wightlink will feature a comprehensive range of modern Wärtsilä equipment and systems to

Coast Guard

Migrants Survivors Tell of Struggle at Sea

The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic and violence when water poured into their dinghy.

Rescuers Recover 17 bodies, pick up 1,128 Migrants

An Irish navy ship recovered 17 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed onto a wooden boat off the coast of Libya, Italy's coastguard said,

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets in Search of Missing Vessels

Turkish F-16 fighter jets scrambled on Wednesday to check reports that missing Turkish coastguard vessels had appeared in Greek waters in the Aegean Sea, Turkish military sources said.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0713 sec (14 req/sec)