Patents Assigned to Diehl GmbH & Co.
  • Patent number: 6883435
    Abstract: A penetrator, including a penetrator housing in which there is arranged an explosive charge and an ignition system for the triggering of the explosive charge. The penetrator housing consists of a composite of a steel outer housing and a heavy-metal inner component, whereby the heavy-metal inner component, at predetermined external dimensions of the penetrator, is provided for the reduction of the mass of the steel outer housing and thus leads to an increase in the volume of the explosive charge and correspondingly to an increase in the mass of the explosive charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Schildknecht, Karl Rudolf
  • Patent number: 5780766
    Abstract: A guided missile which can be fired as a mortar projectile with armour-piercing hollow-charge warhead behind a seeking head for autonomous or semi-autonomous final phase guidance is to be capable of use for universal use from the same mortar weapon selectively against hard-armoured targets and against concreted protective constructions. For that purpose provided in front of the blast-forming main hollow charge is a boring hollow charge which is also blast-forming but slower and of higher mass and which, in the event of impact against a target, clears in a region-wise manner the reactive additional armouring of an armoured vehicle or penetrates the concrete wall of a protection arrangement. Upon impact against the target, a sub-calibre post-firing fragmentation explosive charge is released due to inertia from its holder in order to detonate after passing through the hole in the concrete wall therebehind or in the event of impact against a hard target to produce secondary effects against sensor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Werner Schroppel
  • Patent number: 5777807
    Abstract: A deformable mirror for a laser beam material machining apparatus including a housing for supporting a mirror plate, an electro-mechanical actuator disposed within a jacket tube, a pressure portion disposed at one end of the actuator and a rear end adaptor with a prestressing screw at the other end of the actuator for operatively acting on the mirror plate. The materials of the jacket tube and the housing as well as the materials of the pressure portion and the rear end adaptor are so selected on the basis of their linear coefficients of thermal expansion, such that a temperature change will cause essentially similar overall linear expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Klaus Bar, Reinhard Schmiedl, Brigitte Freisleben
  • Patent number: 5760330
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus (11) for full-calibre submunitions or the like payloads (12) which are coaxially stacked in its load space (19) results in a system which operates in a fault-free manner when, for ejecting the payloads (12), detachment of the load space (19) from the rocket motor (17) disposed therebehind and detachment of the ogive (14) from the opposite end of the load space (19) are each promoted by a pyrotechnic charge (28, 31), with the load space (19) being braked as a result of being positioned transversely beside the trajectory (26) of the separated motor (17) which flies further along the trajectory and past the load space in a stable configuration and with the load space (19) only then being turned by a braking parachute (23) connected to its end (22). The load space tail (18) which thereafter then faces forwardly in the direction of flight is opened by detachment of a cover (25) and the load space (19) is pulled away from the payload stack (12--12) by means of the braking parachute (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Rainer Himmert, Alfred Eckel, Gunther Thurner, Harald Wich
  • Patent number: 5743764
    Abstract: A multiway connector of a non-metal material for a tight connection to metal components includes a row of metal passages, each passage having a sleeve on one side of the connector and a contact pin on another side of the connector, wherein the multiway connector is metallized with a metal coating at surfaces which come into contact with the metal components of a housing of the metal components, and wherein the side of the connector having the contact pins is covered with a sealing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignees: Erni Elektroapparate GmbH, Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Franz Czeschka, Jurgen Lapphohn, Wolgang Hornig
  • Patent number: 5698811
    Abstract: An igniting unit for a propellent charge, including a central perforated flame guiding tube having propellant rods which are oriented in an axial direction arranged on the outer surface thereof. On the inner surface of the flame guiding tube and on the casing surface of the propellant rods, however, not on the end surfaces of the latter, there is provided an igniting coating, and in which the igniting coating which is provided on the inner surface of the flame guiding tube is enhanced by an igniting powder strip which is oriented to extend in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Axel Pfersmann
  • Patent number: 5675883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a copper-nickel-silicon alloy with a composition Cu (balance), Ni 1.5-5.5%, Si 0.2-1.05, Fe 0-0.5% and Mg 0-0.1% (all in percent by weight), and use of the alloy for pressure-englazable casings. The method permits an alloy with a very high elastic limit with very good conductivity and good cold reformability and differs from the conventional method of manufacturing such alloys by heating to about C. and fairly rapid cooling after a preceding cold rolling operation. An improvement in the properties can be achieved by ageing of the alloy at C. to C. for several hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Norbert Gaag, Peter Ruchel
  • Patent number: 5673680
    Abstract: The invention concerns a gas-heated apparatus, in particular a cooking appliance with at least one glass ceramic cooking surface with a gas heating means of conventional configuration and two mutually independent safety paths for monitoring the electronic control device. The one safety path monitors actuation for each consumer while the other safety path monitors the flow of current through said consumer. The control device can be of a particularly simple structure by virtue of being designed in the form of a digital circuit. The consumers to be monitored are the solenoid valves and/or gas burners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Christoph Paul Kalmer, Gerhard Becke, Karlheinz Hammelsbacher
  • Patent number: 5669580
    Abstract: Described is a sensor device (10) for a missile (16) having a matrix detector (12) and an electronic evaluation circuit connected thereto. A ray source (20) is stationarily arranged on the missile (16). Provided between the ray source (20) and the matrix detector (12) which is stationarily provided on the missile (16) is a gyro optical device (22) which is cardanically mounted in the missile (16). The sensor device may be employed to determine the roll position and roll rate of a missile (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Werner Strauss
  • Patent number: 5668346
    Abstract: For attacking semi-hard target objects (21) even in a semi-covered position (for the avoidance of the munition-technical expenditure on the intelligent search-fuse submunition with P-charge against hard targets), there is provided a scatter munition whose warhead (22 ) descends into the target area (12 ), hanging on a rotational parachute (13), and triggers off a fragment cone of heavy metal balls (23) inclinedly downwardly as soon as a search-fuse sensor (19) which is oriented parallel to the operative direction acquires a target object (21) on the basis of its own radiation, its radiation shadow or its contour relative to the surrounding target area (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Jurgen Kunz, Max Rentzsch
  • Patent number: 5661254
    Abstract: Described is a system (10) for protecting a target such as an armoured vehicle, a bunker or the like from missiles. The protective system (10) has a launching container (12) with at least one launching tube (36) for an associated fragmentation projectile (38), mounted adjustably on a base portion (14). A sensor arrangement (26, 28) is provided for detecting the target to be combatted and aligning the launching container (12) with the target to be combatted. A control device (32) for a drive arrangement (24) is connected together with the sensor arrangement (26, 28) by way of a signal processing device (30). The drive arrangement (24) serves for aligning the launching container (12) with respect to the base portion (14). The/each fragmentation projectile has a special fragmentation filling (40) and a fuse device (44) for controlling the time of detonation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Raimar Steuer, Karl Rudolf
  • Patent number: 5658401
    Abstract: A copper-zinc alloy for semi-finished products and articles which are highly loaded and subjected to extreme wear especially synchronizing rings. The alloy possesses a composition of 40 to 65% Cu, 8 to 25% Ni, 2.5 to 5% Si, 0 to 3% Al, 0 to 3% Fe, 0 to 2% Mn and 0 to 2% Pb, with the balance being zinc and unavoidable impurities. The Ni:Si ratio is about 3 to 5:1, and the structure consists of at least 75% .beta.-phase, with the balance .alpha.-phase, in the absence of a .gamma.-phase. Nickel silicides occur predominantly as a round intermetallic phase. The alloy provides quite substantially higher levels of resistance to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Norbert Gaag, Peter Ruchel
  • Patent number: 5656792
    Abstract: A ballistic projectile including a subcaliber-sized penetrator which is coaxially carried in the casing of the projectile, and in which the penetrator additionally carries an explosive charge. The projectile possesses a proximity fuze at its tip which electrically triggers a penetrator-propellent charge which is arranged in the projectile base and which fills the volume of the projectile base, which accelerates the penetrator through a therebetween arranged propellant base, and in which the penetrator additionally possesses an impact detonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Max Rentzsch, Manfred Schildknecht, Hans Strauss, Rainer Himmert
  • Patent number: 5654685
    Abstract: A carrier pigeon receives a ring with an electronic transponder which for competition timekeeping can be interrogated when the pigeon arrives at the pigeon loft, by means of a high-frequency field, in order to be able to store the arrival time, associated with that individual pigeon, and later evaluate it for lists of winners. In addition the pigeon carries a conventional ring (which therefore cannot be in any case automatically read off), with the registration number of its organization. There is no relationship between those two sets of data (electronic identity number and conventional organization number), which can confuse and irritate the breeder when associating his pigeons. Therefore, a table is additionally fed into the operating device for contact-less high-frequency interrogation of the identity carrier, in which table the identity numbers and the organization numbers of the pigeons are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Ludwig Maul
  • Patent number: 5652573
    Abstract: An apparatus for the acquisition of items of identity information (19/31), in particular for the measurement of sport time and/or for monitoring and possibly invoicing in the course of access checks or operations involving transportation of material, is to be designed to be as manipulation-resistant as possible. For that purpose a distinction is made between local acquisition regions, in each of which is installed at least one reading device (22), and at least one central processing region which is operated separately therefrom and under special control and at which an evaluation device (43) is operated. The transfer of data between the acquisition region and the processing region is effected so-to-speak `physically` by means of an operating device (30) which can only be connected either to the reading device (22) or to the evaluation device (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ludwig Maul, Klaus Geisslinger, Bolko Wietrzynski
  • Patent number: 5633531
    Abstract: A compression glass lead-in arrangement in a metal body, especially in metal housings for semiconductors, in particular integrated circuits. The lead-through arrangements hermetically seal the interior of the housing relative to the environment. A glass bead is fused into a bore in the housing and the connecting conductor of the integrated circuit is passed outwardly through the glass. Alloys of the systems Cu, Al and Mg, during a cooling phase after the fusing-in exhibit a hardening effect which provides that in conjunction with the alloys, it is possible to produce compression glass lead-in arrangements which possess a hermetic sealing integrity even after a high degree of thermal and/or mechanical loading, have a high resistance to fluctuations in temperature and good resistance to corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignees: Diehl GmbH & Co., Electrovac, Fabrikation elektrotechnischer Spezialartikel Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hornig, Walter Findl
  • Patent number: 5625160
    Abstract: In a protection arrangement for affording protection from projectiles (13) attacking armoured vehicles (11) such as in particular combat tanks catapult-type plate modules (18) are no longer carried directly by the structure of the vehicle (11) to be protected but by a front mounting (17) which is of comparatively lightweight structure but which is rigid in respect of deformation by virtue of strut structure means of a three-dimensional framework-like configuration and which in particular is mounted in front of the front (16) of a combat tank body (12) but which can also be provided therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Karl Rudolf, Raimar Steuer
  • Patent number: 5617261
    Abstract: A mirror arrangement with a deformable mirror element, and which includes a housing which is provided for the retention of the mirror element, and whereby a cooling installation is provided for the conducting off of excess heat or thermal energy from the mirror arrangement. The cooling installation possesses a cooling chamber or space provided in the housing which is streamed through by a flow of a cooling medium and which, through an inherently stable separator element constituted from a good heat-conductive material, is spatially separated from a heat-conductive filled outer chamber which is located directly behind the base plate of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Klaus Bar, Reinhard Schmiedl
  • Patent number: 5600434
    Abstract: Craft (11) generally and in particular the transport aircraft (11) which are used for humanitarian purposes and for supplying crisis reaction forces over militarily unknown territory and which have comparatively little manoeuverability are particularly endangered by partisans who operate out of cover with modern portable guided missiles (12), against whose homing heads (13) the flares which were previously discharged from aircraft (11) no longer afford an effective defence. Therefore those and other potentially endangered craft (11) are provided with easily interchangeably and autarchically equipped containers (17) from which the defence beam (16) of a laser source (21) in accordance with pre-guidance by a warning sensor (10), are directed by way of the tracking optical system (19) of a target tracking system (20) on to the approaching guided missile (12) whose homing head (13) is already locked on to heat sources such as for example the engines of the craft (11) to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Berndt Warm, Detlev Wittmer, Matthias Noll
  • Patent number: 5594197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary projectile for a tandem warhead including a forwardly located active charge, a rearwardly located active charge and a fuze which is arranged therebetween, and whose triggering direction is oriented towards the forwardly located active charge, whereby the transmission of the ignition or triggering is implemented forwardly through the intermediary of a booster charge and towards the rear through the use of a cross-triggering device. The booster charge which is triggered by the fuze consists of an explosive material and lies directly against the forwardly located active charge, and wherein the booster charge at the other side thereof is separated by thin cross-ignitable wall segments of a housing of the cross-triggering device from at least two tongue-shaped explosive material poles of the rearwardly located active charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Diehl GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Klaus Lindstadt, Manfred Klare