Patents Represented by Attorney Edward Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5610590
    Abstract: A motion detection monitor for patient movement, comprising a sensor for viding signals in response to patient movement to provide an alarm under predetermined conditions of patient movement. A processor, including an oscillator, is provided for receiving signals from the sensor, to provide oscillator interrupt signals proportional to active signals. The interrupt signals are observed within a contiguous series at time windows. The alarm condition is satisfied when interrup signals are detected within each window. The sensor preferably includes a conductive sphere in a cylinder having an interior portion locating the sphere therein with conductive end plates and conductive inner surfaces, the inner surfaces being tapered to direct the sphere to an at rest condition in contact with at least one surface and at least a part of the inner surface in any orientation of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Thomas Simkins
  • Patent number: 5597527
    Abstract: The disclosure is of apparatus for determining the transformation characteristics of a metal alloy by treating the alloy to render it austenitic and then monitoring the isothermal decomposition of the austenite by measuring the magnetic change in the alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul J. Cote
  • Patent number: 5589656
    Abstract: A split wedge/breechblock for inserting and extracting the bridge seal from he powder chamber of a gun tube. The device includes a sealing mechanism for the sliding surfaces between the wedge and the breechblock, a bridge seal for use in the XM 297 gun system, and an improved stepped wedge and breechblock design which eliminates adverse downward forces during gun firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Richard W. Tortorici, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5580988
    Abstract: New N-nitro, 3 substituted azetidine compounds are disclosed and these are sed in processes to prepare TNAZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paritosh R. Dave
  • Patent number: 5578275
    Abstract: A sampling system with a remotely operable, in-line sampler with continuous low of sample flush water is described. The device is used in the production of friction sensitive liquid nitrate esters, particularly nitroglycerin and diethylene glycol dinitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven J. Rosenberg, Shpend Ismaili, Eldon K. Hurley, Thomas H. Langford
  • Patent number: 5567912
    Abstract: The invention is an insensitive energetic composition that is an explosive and the related articles and systems. The composition has HMX or RDX as an energetic filler, a nonenergetic binder and an energetic plasticizer. The plasticizer is a nitrato-nitramine or a liquid nitrate ester. This provides a matrix with a glass transition temperature below minus 45 degrees Centigrade. In another variation, the composition can also include aluminum powder. Generally, the materials have particularly strong blast effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thelma G. Manning, Joseph Turci, Mark J. Mezger, Bernard Strauss
  • Patent number: 5563365
    Abstract: A new joint for use in combustible cartridge case munitions which reduces e risk of combustible cartridge case and case base and seal assembly separation during routine handling and minimizes the problems related to dechambering, comprised of a seal mated to the case base and into the exterior of the combustible cartridge case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John J. Dineen, Andrea L. Zivari-Giannoglou
  • Patent number: 5557970
    Abstract: A method for and system of measuring the thickness of a component dimension f a sample material. Sound waves are coupled for transmission along a component direction of a sample material and also through first and second reference standards to provide first and second reference thicknesses. As the sound wave signal is transmitted, the time for the sound wave signal to traverse the sample thickness and the first and second reference thicknesses is measured. The thickness of the sample is calculated by calculating the velocity of the signal from the traverse times for the first and second reference thicknesses. Preferable, the calculations are made by a computer, and may be repeated over a period of time to calculate a change of thickness as a function of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Agostino Abbate, Julius Frankel, Mark Doxbeck
  • Patent number: 5553482
    Abstract: A leak detector is provided for detecting and indicating a leak opening of seam in a mortar increment container or the like. This will work with porous or non-porous materials. The leak detector includes a plurality of thermistors arranged to sense selective portions of the seam, and a process circuit for receiving respective signals from the thermistors for identifying and displaying a leak condition or a no-leak condition or a bad-thermistor condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Wayne Mathews, William V. Hughes
  • Patent number: 5546862
    Abstract: A remote control adaptor for the XM-122 detonator system which utilizes a ir of color coded LED's to indicate the open or closed status of the output terminal of a bistable relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul G. Schabdach
  • Patent number: 5540156
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a selectable effects explosively fod penetrator warhead having the ability to defeat either single armored targets or a multiplicity of lightly armored targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Richard Fong
  • Patent number: 5532140
    Abstract: A device and method is described for joining two or more small particles to form a composite levitated particle. The size of the particles joined may be in the range 0.1 micrometer to 30 micrometers. The device utilizes a linear quadrupole electrodynamic levitator with storage rings at right angles to the levitating electrodes. The storage rings move the charged particles to desired positions with DC electric fields. Particles with different sign but unequal charge are then joined by means of displacements caused by the DC fields of the storage rings. The initial particles and the final composite particle are retained free of any contact with substrate in the levitating fields of the linear levitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Stephen Arnold, Piers Hendrie, Burt V. Bronk
  • Patent number: 5529695
    Abstract: A system for removing particulates, formed as metal is machined, from coog and lubricating fluid. The system has a tank filled with fluid. The bottom of the tank slopes forward. The tank receives contaminated fluid at its top rear. The contaminants are swarf (chips removed from the workpiece) and fines (which come both from the workpiece and the grinder, borer, or drill). After the swarf is removed from the contaminated fluid by a magnetic filter, only fines remain. The fluid contaminated with fines flows from back to front in the tank, passing under a baffle projecting vertically downward from the top of the tank. A whoosh plate causes the fines to settle out into the tank, while uncontaminated fluid flows over the whoosh plate and is reused. The fines collect at the tank's bottom, from where they are pumped out and mixed with the magnetically-removed swarf for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul J. Gwozdz
  • Patent number: 5528972
    Abstract: A bridge seal for a Regenerative Liquid Propulsion Gun System is compressly preloaded into interfacing gun tube cylinder and chamber cylinder seal seats providing an interference fit capable of withstanding corrosive high temperature gases and high frequency pressure impulse fluctuations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Wilson, John E. Zweig, Richard Tortorici, Anthony Scalise
  • Patent number: 5526730
    Abstract: An ammunition transfer system, for large caliber artillery ammunitions of varying dimension, using a shuttle moveable through the transfer device's housing to transfer a projectile into or out of the said device. The said shuttle has gripping devices to engage the rotating band and base area of the projectile to release it according to biasing cams adjacent to the path of travel. The remainder of the projectile is supported by roller devices in the housing of the transfer device. A multiplicity of storage cavities provide the means to store projectiles. The said transfer device may be mounted to a positioning system capable of aligning it with any particular storage cell and transporting it to other destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Roy A. Zangrando
  • Patent number: 5525475
    Abstract: The diffusion through a membrane assaying apparatus and method facilitates rapid detection of small or larger molecular weight substances such as hazardous wastes, toxic chemicals or the like by using a semipermeable membrane having a predetermined molecular weight cutoff. The semipermeable membrane is provided as part of a container having a removable barrier which facilitates control of diffusion through the membrane. The assaying method includes the use of a reaction mechanism for detection of a predetermined substance. The reaction mechanism includes one or more reagents which are designed to either react or compete for a substance for which assaying is being performed. By selecting the proper reagents and molecular weight cutoff of the semipermeable membrane, the presence or absence of a reaction such as a color change or production of vapor provides indication whether the substance being assayed for is present in the test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Cynthia A. Ladouceur
  • Patent number: 5523742
    Abstract: A motion detection device for use as a monitor for patient movement, inclng a sensor for generating motion signals, an integrator for integrating the motion signals over a period of time, and a threshold level of signals generating an alarm signal upon exceeding a predetermined minimum value of the motion signals to activate an alarm. The sensor includes an edge detector for providing a motion sensed outpost of a series of sharp voltage rises and falls to generate a sequence of voltage pulses of predetermined magnitude and time duration which generate an alarm signal if the pulses are generated faster than a preset rate of voltage decay based upon a preselected minimum movement to be sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas E. Simkins, Mark A. Johnson
  • Patent number: H1534
    Abstract: A gun fired, artillery projectile and parachute recovery system for fin-silized, non-spinning projectiles. It has a a cylindrical payload with several fins mounted at its rear end and a conical nose section attached on the front end. The nose section has a base attached to a hollow windshield by frangible shear pins. The windshield encloses a parachute housing containing a parachute assembly attached by a bridle line to the base at a base pin. A time fuze at the forward end of the windshield activates an expulsion charge capable of separating the windshield from the parachute housing. A deployment spring attached between the base and parachute housing at one side ejects the parachute assembly from a side of the parachute housing far away from the fins. Thus upon firing the projectile at an angle of from about 40.degree. to about 85.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul L. Fritch
  • Patent number: H1562
    Abstract: The device of this invention is used to detect small quantities of liquid emical agents in certain pesticides on the basis of the heat reaction between the liquid agent and a chemical oxidant such as sodium or calcium hypochlorite. The detecting device consists of a thin film of resistance heat sensitive element on top of which porous or fibrous substrate material is mounted. This substrate is impregnated with the oxidant material. As a liquid agent contacts substrate it permeates through the substrate and reacts with the oxidant and generates heat. The output volume from the thin film resistance element increases correspondingly. The time from agent contact until this signal is observed as tested is less than one (1) second. The method is directed to the contacting of the liquid agent against the surface, wherein it permeates through the substrate and reacts with the oxidant and generates heat which change in heat is detected by the detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas M. Albrechcinski, Charles K. Akers
  • Patent number: H1598
    Abstract: A liquid propellant igniter uses axially aligned ring electrodes separated y high strength ring-shaped insulators and a high-voltage electrode assembly to provide reliable electrical discharges for initiating and igniting a propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John J. O'Reilly, Nora M. DeVries, Robert L. Talley