Patents Represented by Attorney Edward Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5357840
    Abstract: A resettable bore obstruction detector indicator is positioned on the muz end of a gun bore to indicate whether the gun bore is free from obstruction after a round has been loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Charles F. Wanits
  • Patent number: 5353711
    Abstract: The disclosure is of an artillery projectile including a projectile body taining, among other things, a rocket motor at the front of the projectile and coupled to nozzles in the body of the projectile through which burning propellant gases flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Richard D. Botticelli, Frank A. Brody, Francis Ottaviano
  • Patent number: 5349076
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved method of preparation of trifluoromethylthiocopper n a very highly purified state and its application to the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds containing the trifluoromethylthio moiety. Biological testing has shown that dimethyl(trifluoromethylthio)arsine is one of the most potent lung irritants known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Shekar Munavalli, David I. Rossman
  • Patent number: 5337383
    Abstract: A method for internal laser welding of metallized optical components for attachment of optical fibers which comprises the steps of: milling a "V" groove in one end face of a fiber carrier; aligning an optical fiber in the "V" groove; polishing end faces of an integrated optics chip and the fiber carrier assembly; depositing chromium layers on integrated optics chip and the fiber carrier assembly; depositing eutectic alloy on chromium layers; optically aligning the optical fiber and a wave guide in the integrated optics chip; and applying a pulse laser beam for an internal laser weld between the end face of the integrated optics chip and the end face of the fiber carrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mario E. DeAngelis, Douglas Troast, Patrick Calella
  • Patent number: 5328130
    Abstract: A cylindrical device connected to the nose of a projectile for imparting n to the projectile fired from a non-rifled bore of a cannon. The device has at least two coaxial, adjacent, and integrally connected cylindrical segments of different diameter. The segment having the larger diameter is positioned most rearwardly of the projectile, relative to the nose of the projectile, and the periphery of this segment has circumferentially spaced angled slots for catching air moving past the projectile to spin the projectile. The segment with the smaller diameter attaches the cylindrical device to the aft end of the nose of the projectile and directs the flow of air to and through the angled slots of the segment having the larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Stewart Gilman, Anthony Farina
  • Patent number: 5325782
    Abstract: A gun propellant having reduced sensitivity to impact and improved burning ate, comprising crystallized NNHT particles admixed with a binder and at least one plasticizer. In a preferred embodiment, the binder is a nitrocellulose binder and the plasticizer is a liquid nitramine plasticizer. A preferred liquid nitramine plasticizer is selected from the group of ethyl nitrato ethyl nitramine and methyl nitrato ethyl nitramine. The propellant of this invention may be used or alone or may also include a quantity of RDX propellant. The propellant is suitable to be formulated for an artillery application or for a tank system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Bernard Strauss, Sam M. Moy
  • Patent number: 5325785
    Abstract: An ignition device for propellant of a projectile having its aft section ending deeply rearward within a shell case comprises a strand holder, a primer head, and flexible ignition strands with the primer head, when installed, being supported by the shell case and supporting the strand holder which in turn preferably supports the aft end of the projectile. The ignition strands, symmetrically disposed, contact the propellant and in preferred embodiments also contact the projectile, and/or the interior of the shell case, as well as the propellant, and extend along the body section of the strand holder and through conduits therein into a combustion chamber, formed intermediate the installed primer head and a platform section of the strand holder, and with the combustion chamber containing an igniter booster charge susceptible to ignition by a firing means adapted to be used with the primer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carl Gardner
  • Patent number: 5320691
    Abstract: A method of producing an energetic composition comprising the steps of (a) issolving an alkali metal hydroxide in aqueous denatured alcohol to form an alcohol and alkali metal hydroxide solution; (b) kneading phenolphthalein or other reaction product of a phenolic compound and phthalic anhydride with sulfur, potassium nitrate and said alkali metal hydroxide solution formed in step (a); (c) allowing the kneaded product formed in step (b) to dry through evaporation of the aqueous denatured alcohol; (d) granulating the dried product formed in step (c); and (e) further drying the granulated product formed in step (d). An alternate method is also disclosed in which an alkali metal salt of phenolphthalein is used so as to avoid use of the alkali metal hydroxide in the aqueous denatured alcohol. Granular products are disclosed and closed bomb test results are presented. Certain products match the performance of commercial black powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Anton B. Weber
  • Patent number: 5303635
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a military cannon as typically unted within the turret of a military armored vehicle such as an armored tank. My invention teaches method and apparatus for the catching and entrapping the stub case typically ejected from the breech of a military cannon after firing of an ammunition round. Subsequent to entrapment of the ejected stub case, the stub case catcher is raised to a preferred elevated angle simultaneously storing potential energy within a torsion bar which upon later release, ejects the entrapped stub case from the catcher and from the vehicle. By use of my invention and an automatic ammunition loader the crew requirements of such fighting vehicles may be reduced by eliminating the need for a human loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Ronald B. Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 5292959
    Abstract: 4,4-Dinitroadamantane-2,6-dione,6, and a method of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paritosh R. Dave
  • Patent number: 5291680
    Abstract: A grenade launching apparatus launches a number of grenades and has a conller and a launcher. The controller controls the launching and includes a selector which is responsive to operator input for selecting one or more of the grenades to be launched. The controller also includes a display for indicating that a selected grenade has been launched. The launcher is for launching one or more of the grenades and includes a firing circuit which is responsive to the selector. The firing circuit activates the launcher to launch each selected grenade. The launcher also includes a launch detector for detecting that a selected grenade has been launched by the firing circuit. The display of the controller is responsive to the launch detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul G. Schabdach, Irving F. Barditch, William G. Rouse, John P. Fiala
  • Patent number: 5290707
    Abstract: A microorganism detection system provides initial warning, confirmation of dentity, and recognition of pathogenic factors in microorganisms from environmental samples. The method and apparatus of the invention uses different sized antibody coated microspheres which react with unknown antigens, are sized by electronic volume sizing, and are sorted by size. The sized particles are quantitated in addition to being sized. The microsphere sizes indicate the presence of specific microorganism groups.The samples can be further analyzed using fluorescent microspheres which agglutinate with the sized microspheres. The presence of specific microorganisms is indicated by a change in the fluorescence of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Sheila J. Wood
  • Patent number: H1293
    Abstract: A surface contaminated with toxic materials to be tested or monitored is pled using a probe which is shown here to have a rectangular opening typically of several square inches in cross section. A pliable gasket of suitable heat-resistant material is used to cushion and seal the probe in contact with the surface, but small holes are provided of sufficient size (and positioned close to the surface to be tested) to allow ambient air to be drawn at a desired volumetric flow rate through a sampling tube which also forms the handle of the probe, and is connected through a flexible tube or hose to a suitable detector and vacuum pump. The detector and pump can be combined in a single unit. The detector can be one of several kinds of providing sensitive monitoring of agent vapors or simulant vapors, e.g., a flame photometer or a gas chromatograph (with suitable sampling techniques). Within the probe is mounted a lamp that provides intense heat (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Hugh R. Carlon
  • Patent number: H1321
    Abstract: Riflescope arrangement includes a tube containing an eye piece section fowed by a relay section which is followed by an objective section. The eye piece, relay and objective sections lie along and are aligned with the optical axis of the riflescope. The front optical element of the objective section is in the form of an axial gradient index element to add a degree of freedom for chromatic and other corrections, without adding an extra element or weight to the riflescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Leland G. Atkinson, III, Duncan T. Moore, George Nadorff
  • Patent number: H1344
    Abstract: A method is provided for the integration of a low-volume liquid flow and ing system and a portable optical waveguide-based fluorescence detector for the chemical analysis of reagents in fluorescence-based reactions. The method is particularly applicable to the detection of enzyme inhibitors, modifiers, or ligands in cases where a fluorescent enzyme substrate or product exists. In a preferred embodiment, the presence and concentration of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as chemical warfare nerve agents or certain insecticides, is determined by mixing aqueous samples with a dilute solution of n-methyl indoxyl acetate, and monitoring the formation of a fluorescent product (n-methyl indoxyl). The presence of an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor reduces the amount of fluorescent product formed in a given time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frederick C. Baldauf, Brent R. Busey, Kenneth E. Thames
  • Patent number: H1350
    Abstract: The invention relates to coating devices and methods for application of sant to ammunition. Provided is a mechanically simple and effective way of weatherproofing or coating high volumes of small caliber sabot ammunition or similar items. The coating device typically consists of a container device, which is chamber of sufficient size and volume to hold sealant, covered by an integral lid comprising a frame holding a diaphram, sealant and means for applying the sealant. The frame and the diaphram are provided with aligning holes. The holes are sized to permit the object to be coated to penetrate through the frame, and deformably penetrate through the diaphram into the chamber and contacting the sealant and means of application. The means to apply the sealant may be a sealant dip, a series of spray jets to spray the sealant, a felt stamp pad, a fluidized bed, various combinations of these or any other type of application means to uniformly coat the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony T. Desmond, William J. Russell
  • Patent number: H1353
    Abstract: A cartridge for a kinetic energy projectile, where the projectile has a deter of less than a gun bore diameter and the projectile is saboted in order to support and guide the projectile along the gun bore. The sabot 42 has a closing disk 48 which radially extends from the projectile or penetrator 41 to the internal diameter of the gun bore. The closing disk is positioned on the penetrator at a location spaced from an open end 14 of a cartridge case 49. A shell 13 extends from the closing disk to the open end 14 of the cartridge case. The shell 13 is positioned adjacent the internal diameter of the gun bore, and the shell 13 along with the sabot defines a sabot volume. The sabot volume along with the volume defined by the cartridge case is filled with propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory Malejko, John C. Grau
  • Patent number: H1355
    Abstract: A voice channel remote control system for operating remote smoke generators or battlefield operations. The system includes a transmission end for sending a voice channel signal and a receiving end for receiving and acting on the signal. A tone generator for sending a tone signal of a least one tone digit from the transmission end is included. Also included is a microphone at the receiving end for receiving the tone signal. A tone decoder is operably connected to the microphone pickup, with the decoder being adapted to validate and decode the tone signal to provide a binary coded decimal output for receiving the tone signal to thereby provide a coded decimal output. This output is connected to a decoder/driver which transforms the decimal output to provide a driving signal. Finally, a relay receives the driving signal and transmits an activation signal to thereby activate the remote smoke generator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul G. Schabdach, Irving F. Barditch
  • Patent number: H1360
    Abstract: A protective mask with a hood having a face piece, a head piece, and a bib ormed from an elastic impervious material. A foam rubber seal, mounted on the inside surface of the hood, is located on the periphery of the face piece. An pair of eye pieces are mounted on the face piece for permitting exterior vision from inside the hood. A plurality of filter cells with flexible charcoal filters are mounted on the bib. Air ducts extend from an air reservoir fed by the cells to the face piece to permit filtered air to be drawn into the face piece. A flapper valve is mounted on the face piece to permit air to be exhausted from the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Corey M. Grove, John A. Scavnicky, Albert N. Tardiff, Jr.
  • Patent number: H1361
    Abstract: Form-fitting, comfortable, soft-shell protective apparel, commonly called a as mask, for protecting the head, upper body and respiratory tract from chemical/biological agents and toxins and radioactive particles. A unitary, easy-to-put-on, heat and moisture-dissipating multi-layer construction enables prolonged use and internalizes an adjustable suspension system as well as the purified breathing-air path. The latter is structured to enable the self-contained purifying agent to be located away from the face for facilitating weapons compatibility and reducing fatigue. Goggle-like eye lensing is designed to minimize eye relief and maximize peripheral vision and look-down capability, while providing optical correction and laser-light protection. The mask design minimizes dead space leading to distortion and other communications problems, and enables purifying-agent changes in a "hot" environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Albert N. Tardiff, Jr., Corey M. Grove