Patents Represented by Attorney Robert C. Beam
  • Patent number: 6865977
    Abstract: A protective packaging device provides mitigation of the blast effect and fragmentation of a hand grenade when the grenade is detonated. The device includes at least one protective housing assembly, formed by inner and outer nested housing members, in which the hand grenade is received, and which, in response to detonation of the grenade, retains fragments of the grenade while providing controlled release, through the mesh material, of gases formed upon detonation. A cushioning container includes a cushioning material having a plurality of open compartments therein in which a corresponding plurality of the protective housing assemblies are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert M. Kim, Stephan P. Kaiser, Michael W. Selk, James F. Zoll
  • Patent number: 6767018
    Abstract: A machinable datum for use in a vacuum fixture is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Arthur S. Daniels, James Pham, Ernest L. Baker
  • Patent number: 6627839
    Abstract: An apparatus and process are shown for the application of welded metal overlay deposits to cylindrical substrates for use in wear, chemical, and temperature resistance. More specifically, this apparatus permits the application of welded overlay rotating bands to steel and other alloy artillery projectiles having narrow sidewall thick nesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventors: Stephen Luckowski, George Scullin, Roger P. Stanton
  • Patent number: 6602605
    Abstract: A method and process for treating wood. The steps include preparing isocyanate-based reactive prepolymer resins for impregnation, impregnating wood with these impregnation resins, curing the impregnated wood at elevated temperatures, preparing isocyanate resin-based coating materials and applying these coating materials on the cured impregnated wood and curing the coatings at room or elevated temperatures. The resulting treated wood has substantially improved de-contaminability of the chemical warfare agent VX both initially and after long exposure to degradation effects from sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Darrel D. Nicholas, Eugene Michael Ivankoe, Moon G. Kim, Charles U. Pittman, Lichang Wang, Ahmed Kabir, Tor P. Schultz, Leonard L. Ingram
  • Patent number: 6314887
    Abstract: Various ultra-miniature, monolithic inertial switching (G-switch) devices used in safety and arming (S&A) devices for projected munitions, which operate in accordance with a shuttle member (50), which effectuates current switching of around an ampere of current when subjected to a threshold inertial loading (for example, an impact or gun launch of a projection munition). The embodiments of the invention can be a passive threshold G-switch with or without switch enable and arming capability. The embodiments (100, 200) of the invention use either mechanical or electromechanical switch enable functioning and can optionally include a shuttle time-delay feature (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Charles H. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6304083
    Abstract: Sensors, systems and methods for measuring magnetic field strengths in both AC and DC magnetic fields by using CMR material in tunable, radio-frequency LC oscillators are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Frank Owens
  • Patent number: 6238501
    Abstract: The invention is a composition containing high loadings of TNAZ that are made by crash precipitation with water as the precipitation agent. The compositions are in the form of powders, which can be formed and shaped by presseing, extrusion, etc. The TNAZ can be from about 94 to about 99% by weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Daniel Stec, III, Rao C. Surapaneni, Brian E. Travers
  • Patent number: 6207033
    Abstract: A process for the regeneration of a plating bath comprising trivalent chromium involves the use of platinum anode and a copper cathode wherein the anode to cathode ratio is greater than 2:1 upon passage of a charge having a current density of at least 10 Amperes/diameter2 of exposed cathode. An apparatus for conducting the process is also disclosed. The described process obviates the need for an ion exchange resin and is conducted without the formation of any deleterious toxic sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mark D. Miller, Joseph F. Cox, Steven Langston
  • Patent number: 5282616
    Abstract: The present invention shows a golf ball marker is shown in which a marker component, a disk of plastic or metal or some other material, may be provided with some element of decoration on its top surface. The marker component also has a layer of one part of hook and loop binder material on its bottom surface. The bottom surface may also be pierced by a peg or post at its center, to the secure the Marker's position when in use on a putting green.The golf ball marker also has an attachment component which is, at least in part, a second disk having its top surface provided with the second and mating part of hook and loop binder material. This attachment component may be attached to any convenient object, such as the handle of a golf putter or a hat or glove. This attachment component may also be provided with a tie tack attachment means for attachment to the user's clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Marylou I. Stacavich-Notaro
  • Patent number: 4900294
    Abstract: An automatic garage door opener mechanism having improved safety and security is disclosed, which comprises:(a) an electrically-operated motor capable of turning an internal shaft, said shaft having at one end thereof a plurality of annular grooves and ribs cut directly into said shaft and suitable for engagement with a rib-and-groove tractive face belt;(b) a driven wheel interconnecting with a drive mechanism capable of opening or closing a garage door; and,(c) a rib-and-groove tractive face belt wherein the ribs and grooves are parallel to the length of the belt, said belt being in mating engagement with the plurality of annular grooves and ribs of the internal shaft of said motor, and in tractive engagement with the surface of said driven wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: Erich Gottfried Schneeberger
  • Patent number: 4500319
    Abstract: A pile fabric of synthetic fibers having a textured or embossed surface produced by selectively contacting the surface of said fabric with a chemical embossing agent, allowing the embossing action to occur, and thereafter effectively removing the embossing agent from the surface; said embossing serving to reduce the height of the pile in the treated areas and creating said textured appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Congoleum Corporation
    Inventor: Frank E. Ehrenfeld, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4443505
    Abstract: A process for developing an embossed effect on nylon pile fabric by applying the embossing agent and color to the pile, using a wet-on-wet technique to move the embossing agent toward the base of the pile, and finishing by heating the treated pile. An embossing of satisfactory depth is obtained, shrinkage of the fibers is near the base, with the embossed fibers at their exposed ends having a soft feel. Dye penetration in the fiber is commercially acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Congoleum Corporation
    Inventor: Frank E. Ehrenfeld, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4367821
    Abstract: A container is disclosed which has an injection molded annular mouth portion with detail of high definition, a generally cylindrical body portion blow molded from a parison integrally injection molded with the mouth portion, said body portion having an inside diameter slightly larger than the inside diameter of the mouth portion, and an annular reinforcing region joining the mouth portion to the body portion and forming a transitional surface therebetween, in which the detail of high definition in the mouth portion includes a depending skirt which serves as an outside wall over said reinforcing region providing a suitable label attachment area over the reinforcing region. Also disclosed are embodiments in which interior reinforcing ribs may be formed integrally with the depending skirt, or in which the bale ears are formed at the lower periphery of the depending skirt. Protrusions on the injection molded ribs or bale ears may be used to lock the skirt or bale ear into the body portion for added strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Holt
  • Patent number: 4345004
    Abstract: A process for forming an olefinic resin film on a metal substrate, which comprises[A] forming a multilayer coated film consisting of an olefinic resin film as a surface layer portion and a cured epoxy resin film as an under layer portion on a metallic substrate by a single coating operation using a multilayer film-forming coating composition comprising as main resinous components(a) a solid powder containing an olefinic resin having a melt index of 0.3 to 80 g/10 minutes,(b) a solid powder containing a polar group-containing modified olefinic resin having a melt index of 0.3 to 80 g/10 minutes, and(c) a film-forming resinous material comprising an epoxy resin having a number average molecular weight of about 350 to about 4,000 and an epoxy equivalent of 150 to 3,800 and a curing agent therefor, and[B] then heat-bonding an olefinic resin lining material to the olefinic resin surface layer of the multilayer coated film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Miyata, Heihachi Murase