KARDEX REMSTAR LLC: The Westbrook company won a $33,000 contract from the U.S. Army for automated filing systems.

MAINE MOLECULAR QUALITY CONTROLS INC.: The Saco company won a $343,518 contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for quality control, testing and inspection services.

HOWELL LABORATORIES INC.: The Bridgton company won a $40,400 contract set aside for small business from the Defense Logistics Agency for distribution boxes. It also won a $27,216 federal contract set aside for small business from the Defense Logistics Agency for centrifugal pump units.

X.L. MECHANICAL & ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.: The Bangor company won a contract valued at up to $1.3 million from the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service for mechanical maintenance services for the Burlington Federal Courthouse, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Trust Fund Building and the Winston Prouty Federal Building. The work will be performed in Burlington and Essex Junction, Vermont.

JOSHUA CONOVER of Islesboro won a $70,000 contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a vessel to support the general oceanography and fishery-related research operations in the Penobscot River and estuary and bay. The work will be performed in Orono.

BORDER ELECTRIC INC.: The Calais company won a $58,350 contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Unit for the replacement of fire alarm devices at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Jonesport.

AUGUSTA FUEL CO.: The Augusta company won a $40,020 contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center for propane.

J.B. CONTRACTING INC.: The Holden company won a $22,500 contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center for the repair and maintenance of fuel tanks in Chesapeake, Virginia.

BUILDINGS ETCETERA INC.: The Houlton company won a $29,731 contract from the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service for the maintenance and repair of the K9 training material storage area.

Federal patents awarded recently to Mainers:

ANTENNAE BRACKET: Wireless Construction of Standish was assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors for a bracket used to attach antennae. Among the co-inventors are Michael Sullivan of Standish, Kyle Purington of Greene and Todd Boothby of Steep Falls.

WET ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR: AVX of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, was assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors for a wet electrolytic capacitor containing a recessed planar anode and a restraint. The device is expected to improved wet electrolytic capacitors for use medical devices, such as defibrillators, that are implanted. The co-inventors include James S. Bates of Saco.

CODING SCHEME: University of Maine System was assigned a patent developed by two co-inventors for a technology that is expected to provide a new and quicker coding scheme for memory chips. The co-inventors are Yifeng Zhu of Orono and Jianhui Yue of Old Town.

PRESSURE SENSORS: Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor and Purdue Research Foundation of West Lafayette, Indiana, were assigned a patent developed by four co-inventors for new pressure sensors for small-scale applications, especially medical applications. Among the co-inventors is Simon W.M. John of Bar Harbor.

ALKALIATING ANODES: Nanoscale Components of Hudson, New Hampshire, was assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors for a method for alkaliating anodes, which is expected to enhance the capabilities of batteries. Among the co-inventors are Robert W. Grant of Camden and Asela Maha Acharige of Old Town.

MUZZLE VELOCITY: Nostromo Holdings of Alexandria, Virginia, was assigned a patent developed by Kevin Michael Sullivan of Kennebunk for methods that improve the muzzle velocity of projectiles and other factors that are expected to enhance the performance of programmable weapons systems.

ELECTRICAL MACHINE TOOL: The U.S. Navy was assigned a patent developed by Trent J. Krummel of Eliot for a non-contact electrical machine tool that measures the air gap distance between a pole and the core of a rotating armature in electrical machinery.

WIRELESS SENSORS: The University of Maine System was assigned a patent developed by Ali Abedi of Orono for an invention that mitigates interference in passive wireless sensors.

SUPERJUNCTION STRUCTURES: Fairchild Semiconductor, now ON Semiconductor, in South Portland was assigned a patent developed by five co-inventors for superjunction structures for power devices. It received another recent patent that improves die packages used in semiconductors. None of the inventors are in Maine.

TESTING STUN GUNS: Aegis Industries of Rockville, Maryland, was assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors to improve the safety and consistency of testing stun devices, such as stun guns. The co-inventors include Bruno D.V. Marino of Brunswick.

AUTOMATED ANALYZERS: Artel of Westbrook and Uniflex of Tokyo were assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors for a method to validate automated analyzers, such as those used in biochemistry and clinical laboratories. The co-inventors include George Rodrigues of Westbrook and Axel Bjoern Carle of Portland.

MULTIPLE WEB DOMAINS: Dejoto Technologies of Rockport was assigned a patent developed by two co-inventors for a system to solve problems on multiple domains on the web. The inventors are not based in Maine.