Patents Represented by Attorney Edward Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5515785
    Abstract: As an abstract of the disclosure, the invention is directed to a miniature rojectile having a forwardly contained charge which is laterally injected into a target upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1965
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Charles Zglenicki
  • Patent number: 5498160
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a projectile having a main body, a nose and a tail iuding a flared tail member, the projectile having its center of gravity close to the nose thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony Farina, Mark Young
  • Patent number: 5477769
    Abstract: A cast explosive composite of a nitramine which has been precoated, and T The nitramine can be, for example, cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX) or cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX). The precoating can be a TNT-insoluble wax or an anti-exuding material, such as one of cellulose acetate propionate and epoxy liquids. Methods for improving the safety of a cast explosive composite and for improving the relative reaction rate of such a composite are also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: H. William Voigt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5477861
    Abstract: A respiration test method for providing accurate test signals which may be sed to measure the duration of a subject's inhalation and exhalation periods, and electronic timing circuits for performing such methods. The circuit includes a clock and two flow detectors. One flow detector senses inhalation while the other senses exhalation of a subject. A logic circuit selectively transmits clock pulses from the clock to an inspiratory clock output and an expiratory clock output. The flow detectors generate two-state inhalation and exhalation signals that are at a first state during the duration of the respective inhalation and exhalation periods plus a small timing-out period. The logic circuit, which is connected to clock and the flow detectors, transmits the clock pulses from the clock to the inspiratory clock output when the inhalation signal is at the first state, and to the expiratory clock output when the exhalation signal is at the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul V. Pullen
  • Patent number: 5476045
    Abstract: A statically stable limited range projectile utilizes a fin assembly combd with a cylindrical body and low drag ogival front end to ballistically match the limited predetermined range flight characteristics of a standard round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Sung K. Chung, Roy W. Kline
  • Patent number: 5472536
    Abstract: A pyrotechnic mixture for use in tracer rounds of projectiles to increase sibility under high speed conditions when viewed through laser hardened optics, comprising, in percentages by weight, an admixture of 20% to 40% magnesium, 10% to 30% strontium nitrate, 3% to 8% sodium nitrate, 3% to 20% barium peroxide and 1% to 5% viton. Additional ingredients that increase the pyrotechnic effectiveness are 0% to 5% aluminum, 0% to 15% potassium perchlorate, 0% to 5% manganese dioxide, 0% to 10% iron oxide as Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3, 0% to 15% potassium nitrate, 0% to 10% Teflon and 0% to 1% ethyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas A. Doris, Raymond Martin
  • Patent number: 5472531
    Abstract: The explosive blasting composition in this invention contains 1 to 40 pert Aluminum powder, 40 to 80 percent Cyclotetramethylene Tetranitramine, 4 to 15 percent Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, 5 to 20 percent of 1:1 mixture of bis 2,2-dinitropropyl acetate and bis 2,2-dinitropropyl formal, and, and 0.25 to 0.75 percent Tri (dioctyl Phosphato) Titanate.The method of making the above composition consists of combining Cyclotetramethylene Tetranitramine, Cellulose Acetate Buterate, 1:1 bis 2,2-dinitropropyl acetate and bis 2,2-dinitropropropyl formal, and tri (dioctyl phosphato) titanate, mixed at an elevated temperature for a period of time. Prior to blowdown, the Aluminum powder is added. to the mix. Mixing continues and blowdown is initiated to remove excess solvents for the purpose of extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Joseph Turci, Mark Mezger, Bernard Strauss, Thelma Manning
  • Patent number: 5467681
    Abstract: The invention offers a novel way to enhance the time of a surveillance paad over a target area. It provides a relatively inexpensive way to position an unmanned reconnaissance payload over a potential target area, using a cargo projectile launched from a conventional tubed artillery piece, under all weather and environmental conditions. The use of tow line between the ejected reconnaissance payload and the ballistic cargo projectile allow the payload with its parafoil to achieve a greater height, enter an orbit and extend a longer time over the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Harold J. Liberman
  • Patent number: 5463896
    Abstract: A device is presented for measuring residual stresses in a solid component. he device includes a hardness measuring component which has an indenter for determining hardness at various locations. Stress (.sigma.) data is obtained by converting the hardness measurements according to the formulaa.multidot.[.sqroot.4P.sub.o.sup.2 -3P.sup.2 -P],where a is a constant in Kbar.sup.-1 mm.sup.2 /kg, which depends on the type of material under test and also on the type of indentor used, where the pressure p is measured in kg/mm.sup.2, and where the average pressure p.sub.o is the average value of mean pressure p along a radial cut line of the solid component specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Agostino Abbate, Julius Frankel, Wilfried Scholz, Vito J. Colangelo, William J. Korman
  • Patent number: 5429032
    Abstract: A portable lightweight mortar utilizes a triangularly-shaped canvas base te designed to withstand the high resolved tensile loading stresses generated by mortar firings and transmitted to it by three truss rods which are disposed in grommets located in the canvas corners on one end and are attached by pin/trunnion swivels on its other ends to a gimbaled collar located on the cannon tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Sheldon Cytron
  • Patent number: 5425310
    Abstract: The invention concerns a red powder composition that is substitute for contional black powder. It can be loose or consolidated forms. In a four grain combination, the red powder can be used as the propelling charge in hand-held rocket signals or flares. There are new methods for preparing the powder and new methods for fabricating articles. The chemical composition of red powder is a dispersion of phenolphthalein, alkali metal nitrate and sulfur in a binder of phenolphthalein salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Anton B. Weber
  • Patent number: 5424741
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional decoy uses a non-combustible exterior to support a reive interior metal film in the form of a rapidly inflatable balloon to generate an infrared and radar signature to match the thermal and radar profiles of an intended target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: James A. Genovese
  • Patent number: 5414198
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of degrading nitrate esters by exposing a spension of a nitrate ester to a combined culture of Sclerotium rolfsii ATCC 24459 and Fusarium Solani IFO 31093. This allows an alleviation of environmental difficulties associated with the demilitarization of nitrocellulose base gun propellants and for the bioremediation of soils contaminated with such nitrocellulose based materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Bruce W. Brodman, Anil Sharma, Thiruvenkataswamy Shanmugasundaram, Ying-Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 5404789
    Abstract: A gun bore evacuator comprised of a main reservoir surrounding the gun tu a bore in the tube, ports between the main reservoir and the bore, an auxiliary reservoir surrounding said tube, ports between said main reservoir and the bore, ports between the auxiliary reservoir and the bore, and check valves between the reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Haas
  • Patent number: 5398614
    Abstract: A cover or apron interposed between a ballute and the aft cover of a submtion for delaying deployment of the ballute and preventing the ballute from contacting the aft cover during deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Walter Koenig
  • Patent number: 5387257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuze for a submunition grenade which will selfstruct electrically in the event that the mechanical primary inertial functioning mode fails to operate upon striking an intended target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael Tari, Louis J. Adimari, Frank Diorio
  • Patent number: 5387297
    Abstract: The compound 2,4-dinitroimidazole is highly insensitive towards impact and its thermal stability is excellent. The calculated detonation properties results indicate that its performance is about 30% better than TATB. It can be prepared easily with good yield starting from inexpensive starting materials. Results from impact sensitivity, friction sensitivity time-to-explosion temperature and vacuum stability tests indicate that 2,4-dinitroimidazole is less sensitive than both RDX and HMX. Its good oxygen balance and measured heat of formation data of this material indicate that its propellant performance is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Reddy Damavarapu, Keerti Jayasuriya, Theodore Vladimiroff, Sury Iyer
  • Patent number: 5378333
    Abstract: The disclosure describes photochemical synthesis of halogenated polycarboxycubanes from simple carboxycubanes and an oxalyl halide. It is possible to synthesize 6-Chloro-1,2,4,7-tetracarbomethoxycubane and 2-Chloro-1,3,5,7-tetracarbomethoxycubane. Photochemical synthesis of halogenated polycarboxycubanes from carboxy cubane and an oxalyl halide is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Abdollah Bashir-Hashemi
  • Patent number: 5375792
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing dispersion in gun launched projectiles. n axial thrust is applied to the projectile at a specific time in the yaw cycle to cancel the effect of aerodynamic jump which arises from the effect of yawing motion disturbance created by an initial disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: John C. Grau
  • Patent number: H1389
    Abstract: An augmented electromagnetic accelerator apparatus which imparts an initial elocity to a projectile by use of enhanced inductance gradients and allows for the use of cylindrical projectiles by the use of a round bore, using a parallel gun rail geometry The enhanced inductance gradients are achieved by the use of an extra turn around the gun rails and enclosing the rail and the said augmented turn in laminated iron. The augmented accelerator has crossovers at the two ends (breech and muzzle end) which have minimum influences over the electromagnetics in the bore of the accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William F. Weldon, Siddharth Pratap