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2014 Edison Patent Awards U.S. Army ARDEC Tribute Film

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The Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2014 Thomas Edison Patent Awards at the 35th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 6, 2014. Nearly 50 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized on this evening.

U.S. Army ARDEC and inventors Jesse J. Sabatini, Ph.D., Jay C. Poret, Ph.D., and Russell N. Broad were recognized with a patent award in the defense category for “Green Light Emitting Pyrotechnic Compositions” (U.S Patent 8,282,749). The invention uses boron carbide compositions to produce safe, easy to use and low cost green light. Traditionally, the Army and other US military branches, along with the civilian fireworks sector, used barium compounds and chlorinated organic compounds that are occupation health hazards and produce cardiotoxic products. This technology can be tuned to produce different light outputs and different burning rates depending on the fuel/oxidizer ratio and packaged illuminant configuration.

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