Patents Represented by Attorney Glenn W. Bowen
  • Patent number: 6783835
    Abstract: A bulk modulus elastomeric element is employed in the present invention. The material from which the invention is fabricated is formed as a sheet, which has a plurality of channels that run through, or partially through it. The holes in the sheet are angled such that the remaining material may be of a parallelogram shape. The top and bottom surfaces of the particular element may be rectangular, circular, hexagonal, or other shapes, since the shape of the end surface is not important to the invention. An edge of an upper end surface is displaced from a remote edge of the lower surface so that a vertical line from one edge normal to the upper surface, is displaced from the remote edge of the lower surface, so that it preferably does not intersect any part of the lower surface when no forces are applied to the surfaces. However, in some instances, under load, a small overlap at the cross-sectional areas of the upper surface and lower surfaces, may be desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor J. McCollough, Wesley E. Revely
  • Patent number: 6637735
    Abstract: A shock isolator for a housing in an offset compressive axis with the shock isolator including either an elastomer triad or a hollow elastomer tetrahedron with each having support surfaces thereon that are laterally offset from each other to prevent direct axial compression with each of the shock isolators providing shock and vibration attenuation not normally obtainable in a direct axially compression condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Trevor J. McCollough, Richard L. Cellini
  • Patent number: 6609467
    Abstract: A pallet for use in loading, storage and transportation of shock sensitive equipment with the pallet including an upper member supported in a spaced condition from a lower member to form pockets for fork lifts or the like with the upper member isolated from the lower member by a set of elastomer mounts that react to external compressive forces thereon by internal shearing resistance rather than compression resistance with the edge of support member spaced laterally from the edges the lower member to inhibit the upper members from contacting each other when one pallets are positioned adjacent to each other and are subject to shock or vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp.
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Trevor J. McCollough
  • Patent number: 6604735
    Abstract: A modular shock isolator and method of isolation of components of a system with multiple modular shock isolators arranged to provide different damping and vibration characteristics than an individual modular shock isolator. In one mode, a modular shock isolator having a base with legs extending from each side of the base with each of the legs having a foot that extends outward from the legs with the modular shock isolator either individually mounted to isolate a component or a plurality of modular shock isolators are be ganged, or stacked together to change the shock isolation characteristics of the shock mount formed from the multiple modular shock isolators. A layer of damping material can be sandwiched between layers of elastomers to dampen the natural spring-back of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor J. McCollough, Robert James Monson
  • Patent number: 6583415
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement and system facilitate the measurement of polarized light intensities for use in object identification and classification. In an example embodiment, an imaging sensor for polarizing light from a light source includes an array of light detecting elements that converts light into a plurality of photocurrent signals. The sensor also includes a rotatable disk positioned between a light source and the light detecting array and parallel to the light detecting array. The rotatable disk includes a plurality of linear members that are opaque and parallel to each other that polarize light from the light source passed to the light-detecting array. The sensor further includes a circuit arrangement configured to generate a data set of polarization vector components, the polarization vector components being generated as a function of a set of the photocurrent signals that are sampled as a function of a position of the rotating disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Rick C. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6578835
    Abstract: A cross elastomer mount comprising a body composed of an elastomer and having a plurality of legs, a first platform for supporting a first member and a second platform for supporting a second member, a plurality of rigid platform arms pivotally attached to the platforms, and a plurality of hinges pivotally attaching the rigid platform arms to the legs of the cross elastomer mount whereby the plurality of legs bow or arc under a shock and vibration force to allow the cross elastomer mount to attenuated the forces while providing a tension and shearing resistance to the shocks and vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Scott J. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 6578813
    Abstract: An improved shock isolation system having an operator platform wherein an operator chair is interposed as a physical barrier between the operator's graphic terminal and the processing equipment that controls the graphic terminal so that the processing equipment is maintained in a normally non-operator contactable position by interpositioning an operator's chair therebetween thereby minimizing the opportunity of the operator being injured by being accidentally thrown in to the processing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Monson, Scott J. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 6554262
    Abstract: A system for isolating wall hung equipment from shock and vibration including a wall mountable support or fixture having a first member for securing to a wall and a second member for securing to equipment with a plurality of triad elastomers mounted therebetween to cantileverly support the equipment and at the same time isolate the equipment from shock and vibration. The elastomer mounts while permitting displacement of the members with respect to one another inhibit the members from contacting each other when one or the other is subject to shock or vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Trevor J. McCollough
  • Patent number: 6550921
    Abstract: A tactical display unit having a set of abutting viewing screens with each of the viewing screens located at an angle of at least 60 degrees to each other and each having an identical image thereon with the screens positioned either above or below a lateral head region of the viewers to create a communications zone where each of the viewers can both visually and orally communicate with one another even if viewers are on the opposite side of the viewing screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert James Monson
  • Patent number: 6543755
    Abstract: A shock isolator for use in a compressive mode comprising a pyramid-shaped elastomer having a cavity therein with the pyramid-shaped elastomer having a base supporting a set of triangular shaped sidewalls that each terminate at a pyramid-shaped apex to create a one-piece elastomer mount so that a force applied to the pyramid apex is transmitted to the base through an offset axis while shock and vibration forces are attenuated by the shear resistance of the shock isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Trevor J. McCollough
  • Patent number: 6543590
    Abstract: A circular cylindrical container having sealed ends provides a device for dissipating mechanical forces. The container is filled with particulate material and has circular wheel-like structures having rims and spokes located in the interior of the container in which the rim circumferences of the wheel-like structures increase as they are located further and further away from the centroid of the container along the elongated axis of the container toward one of the sealed ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Monson
  • Patent number: 6544057
    Abstract: A cable management slide system that flexibly follows the displacement of a module into and out of a cabinet housing to allow the rear access ports of the module to be connected to adjacent modules through connectors that are laterally and forwardly positioned with respect to the module. Use of cable management slides on opposite sides of the modules allows one to physically isolate the power cable for the module from the data line of the module thereby inhibiting or preventing electrical interference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan E. Stremick, Clinton D. Crosby
  • Patent number: 6533657
    Abstract: A system including a cabinet for intaking or discharging a gas while minimizing external duct noise and a gas duct for attachment to a housing with the gas duct having a smoothly curved passageway therein with each portion of the passageway having a cross sectional area which is sufficiently large so that the ratio of the inertia forces to viscous forces within the passageway is sufficiently small so that a laminar flow condition is maintained throughout the gas duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Trevor J. McCollough, Jianhua Yan
  • Patent number: 6533258
    Abstract: A barrel elastomer mount having a first hollow frustum composed of an elastomer and having a first end and a second end with the first end of the first hollow frustum having an interior diameter larger than an external diameter of the second end of the first hollow frustum; and a second hollow frustum composed of an elastomer having a first end and a second end with the first end of the second hollow frustum having an interior diameter larger than an external diameter of the second end of the second hollow frustum. The first hollow frustum is securely attached to the second hollow frustum at the first end of the first hollow frustum and at the first end of the second hollow frustum creating an enclosed cavity whereby the walls of the elastomer mount provide tension and shear resistance to shock and vibrational forces as well as to compressive static forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Scott J. Benjamin, Jianhua Yan
  • Patent number: 6491446
    Abstract: A method of terminating multiple optical fibers, by placing terminal ends of the fibers into a connector to create a fiber end face array, locating a plurality of optical devices on a substrate in an array having a matching geometry as the fiber end face array, and positioning the connector with respect to the substrate to align the fiber end face array with the optical device array. The optical device substrate can be formed as part of a fiber termination fixture which further includes a carrier having two holes adapted to receive respective alignment pins of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Charles J. Kryzak
  • Patent number: 6471355
    Abstract: An image alignment system for rear projection in which a portion of the normally changing pixel pattern contains a pixel reference mark, which appears in each of the side-by-side pixel images projected onto a screen. A camera having a field of view large enough to encompass the pixel reference mark of each of the images on the screen captures the location of the pixel reference marks to enable a computer to determine the coordinates of the each of the pixel reference marks and generate a deviation signal represented of the visual misalignment of the side-by-side images. A drive member controllable by the deviation signal from the computer repositions one of the side-by-side images with respect to the other to thereby align the images to produce a single visually seamless image. The camera and computer can continually monitor both of the pixel reference marks to continually generate a deviation signal so that the side-by-side images can automatically be brought into a single visually seamless image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Michael Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 6412616
    Abstract: An energy dissipation system for limiting forces applied to object; includes a piston rod that extends out of a pneumatic cylinder which contacts the object, the piston rod is forced from its initial position against a return spring and air is forced into an air line. The force transmitted to the object is consumed by an energy transformation device that responds to the air in the air line. [One such energy transformation device as an air accumulator, which is coupled to the air line trough a check valve. An orifice or release valve, releases air up a predetermined flow rate so that the linear motion of the protected object is transformed into work, which is dissipated.] [Another] The energy transformation device consists of an air-driven motor coupled to a heavy flywheel [through] that is driven by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Noel L. Allen, Allen L. Arndt, Robert J. Monson
  • Patent number: 6394435
    Abstract: A shock isolator having a spring members such as a belleville washer for supporting a static weight with the belleville washer toggleable between a support condition and a nonsupport condition with the belleville washer having a collapse force that is sufficiently high so that the belleville washer can support a static load without collapsing in order to normally maintain an elastomer damping material in a condition free or substantially free of static forces. When a dynamic force exceeds the collapse force of the belleville washer the belleville washer toggles to a collapsed condition leaving the elastomer to tensionally respond to both the static and the dynamic forces by expansion and contraction of the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corportion
    Inventor: Robert James Monson
  • Patent number: 6388810
    Abstract: A compact projector system utilizing a rear projection console with at least one projector and a set of mirrors with each mirror being positionally placed with respect to the rear of the display screen and operating together by bouncing an image carrying light beam which originates from a projector from one mirror to the next within the console and across itself before the image-carrying light impinges upon the rear of the display screen to produce a relatively large, contiguous image thereupon with the at least one projector and set of mirrors being confined in a relatively small console area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Monson, Michael Edward Smith
  • Patent number: D476325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Monson, Michael E. Smith, Jianhua Yan, Trevor J. McCollough, Richard L. Cellini