Patents Assigned to Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
  • Patent number: 10598471
    Abstract: A projectile with a projectile casing and at least one pyrotechnic charge incorporated in the projectile casing is proposed, wherein the projectile has an open projectile base with a destructible membrane and the pyrotechnic charge burns away at a defined rate during the flight of the projectile, and so the projectile loses mass in such a way that a predetermined effective range is not exceeded. As a result, safety and a nonlethal effect are achieved, in particular outside the effective range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Heymann, Gerhard Bilger
  • Patent number: 10591241
    Abstract: A weapon which has a modular design. The weapon is subdivided into weapon-specific modular assemblies which are designed as carrier units of the components. The modular assemblies include a weapon housing into which a breech system of the weapon and a striking mechanism is provided, a weapon cradle that connects with the weapon housing, and a weapon barrel module. The modular assemblies are connected to each other by rails and guides, by binders and holders, by pins, or by bolts and quick release fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Hubert Schneider
  • Publication number: 20200080823
    Abstract: A spin-stabilized artillery projectile having at least one driving band and at least one obturator, wherein the driving band contains at least one compensating groove, and wherein the at least one obturator is arranged in the compensating groove of the driving band. The cross-section of the compensating groove, is preferably trapezoidal, but can also be rectangular or square. As a result, a complete detachment of the obturator is achieved and residues are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander PAESCH, Ole DAU, Alfons SACKARNDT
  • Publication number: 20200064115
    Abstract: An electronic securing device for an electronic load with an energy supply is provided, which can supply the securing device and the load with energy when an input signal is applied for a corresponding time, wherein the electronic securing device has a time delay, which ensures that only signals of a predetermined minimum duration are detected as a signal. The electronic securing device also has a programmable logic, which comprises the time control, and by way of which an operating switch can also be switched on. The programmable logic switches the energy supply to the load for a certain time and switch off again after the time has elapsed. The switching of the energy to the load takes place via a power switch. The switching off of the logic takes place via a first logic switch, which in turn can switch the operating switch and thereby deactivate the logic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 10571208
    Abstract: An ammunition feed device of a belted ammunition in a weapon system for delivery before a closure or before a closure head, wherein the ammunition must be drawn from the ammunition belt by a cartridge hook and delivered to the closure. To prevent a misfire, etc., the cartridge hook is integrated in the weapon system separately from the closure. The cartridge hook is carried or placed by the closure, when the closure has covered a distance to the rear or must still cover a distance forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Schneider, Andy Mueller, Markus Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20200056869
    Abstract: A stun grenade for individual adjustment and situation-dependent adaptation of the number of active masses in situ. A switch mechanism is built into the stun grenade, enabling the simultaneous activation of different chambers inside the stun grenade in order to adjust the effect. The switch mechanism is formed by a tube and peripherally integrated boreholes and grooves. A different number of the chambers in the stun grenade is activated by the switch mechanism, thereby increasing or decreasing the active power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Frank HABEL, Mathias KOSCHMIEDER
  • Publication number: 20200025541
    Abstract: A sabot in which bionic structures are provided. The structures are generated or created by way of an additive manufacturing process during the manufacture of the sabot in a defined manner with respect to size, shape and/or volume and in a targeted manner with respect to the local and quantitative embedding in the sabot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas BLACHE, Lutz BOERNGEN, Michael GOWIN, Katrin LINKE
  • Publication number: 20200025531
    Abstract: It is proposed to make a threat better visible for a defensive measure. In this context, the threat (2) should be imaged more intensely for the defensive measure. For the purposes of more effective imaging, provision is made for the threat to emit a stronger IR signature and thus be able to stand out sufficiently against the background for the defensive measure. The stronger IR signature is caused by heating a surface of the threat, which is realized by a laser weapons system. The defensive measure can better detect this heating and has an IR seeker head to this end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Markus JUNG, Alexander GRAF
  • Publication number: 20200025542
    Abstract: A uniform projectile casing which is utilized for projectiles with different ranges. A projectile of relatively short range can in this case be optimized with regard to payload, whereas a projectile with the relatively long range is subjected to a range optimization, with a reduction in payload. The payload of a projectile of relatively long range is generally lower in relation to a projectile with relatively short range. The artillery projectiles have a projectile casing of equal size for the projectiles of different range. To create an artillery projectile, for example 155 mm, a uniform payload-optimized 30 km projectile casing) is used, from which 40 km projectiles can be generated (produced, assembled) by means of a reduction in payload. The range is selected and defined by mutually different projectile bases. The artillery projectile has multiple modular parts which are assembled in order to create the artillery projectile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas BLACHE, Ralf AUMUND-KOPP, Frank GUISCHARD
  • Publication number: 20200003531
    Abstract: A weapons system with at least two HEL effectors, which have at least one beam guidance system, the use of only one laser source or one pump source for the at least two HEL effectors is provided. The beam guidance systems of the HEL effectors resort to the common laser source or common pump source. An optical link of the common laser source or of the common pump source with the beam guidance system, be it direct or indirect, is implemented by means of at least one optical switching unit, and so at least one functional, complete HEL effector of the weapons system is provided to defend against threats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Markus JUNG, Klaus LUDEWIGT
  • Patent number: 10495420
    Abstract: A protection and defence system for an infrastructure against a threat approaching the infrastructure, comprising at least one effector. When a threat is determined, the at least one effector dispenses a non-lethal countermeasure which damages the threat and thus causes its crash. Vision and target tracker, such as at least a camera and tracker, and at least one directing/actuating drive are allocated to the effector or effectors. The effector and the vision and target tracker thereof are supported by a modular platform which can be fixedly installed to/on various infrastructures, can be removed therefrom and be used in a mobile mode. In addition, the platforms comprise a sensor that detects the spatial position of the effectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Blache, Steffen Speer, Frank Heymann, Christian Kniep, Heiko Sand, Hubert Schneider
  • Patent number: 10488135
    Abstract: A cocking device for a firing pin spring of a firing pin of a weapon, the firing pin being integrated into a breech. This firing pin spring is cocked during the pre-run of the control slide, by means of a cocking slide on the weapon, said cocking slide having a cocking curve, in which a pin of a cocking rocker is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Andy Mueller, Hubert Schneider, Markus Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20190346238
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for venting or supplying air to a room, said room being delimited by walls. The room is completely surrounded by the walls and has a ventilation system for supplying an airflow in order to exchange the air in the room with the air outside of the room. For this purpose, the closed room is interrupted by an opening through which the airflow can enter or exit the room. The opening is then covered by at least three perforated plates, wherein the perforated plates are arranged in a layered manner relative to one another, and the perforated plates have two different degrees of hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventor: Ingomar WELKE
  • Publication number: 20190323803
    Abstract: A protection device for a laser system having at least one active laser and having at least one beam guide. Eye safety and/or protection for an exposed person is achieved using at least one additional laser as a warning laser which, operating in a visible spectral range, is used shortly before the active laser is used, and which, can cause at least one person to close his or her eyes and/or change his or her viewing direction away from the receptor point of the active laser beam on a target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Markus JUNG, Thomas RIESBECK, Thomas BAUMGAERTEL
  • Patent number: 10422609
    Abstract: A smoke munition or smoke grenade which can be fired from a launcher, for example a grenade launcher, and has at least one active charge for producing smoke as a protection for ships. To achieve the effect that the active charge of the smoke grenade can be delivered quickly and safely for the ship's crew and the active compound thereof can be converted completely into smoke even after hitting the water, the invention proposes providing the active charge with a floating aid, which can be deployed before the active charge hits the water and prevents the active charge from sinking and prevents the active compound that produces the smoke from becoming wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Raupp, Lothar-Georg Kopp, Stefan Lauer
  • Patent number: 10401109
    Abstract: A cocking device for a firing pin spring of a firing pin of a weapon, the firing pin being integrated into a breech. This firing pin spring is cocked during the pre-run of the control slide, by means of a cocking slide on the weapon, said cocking slide having a cocking curve, in which a pin of a cocking rocker is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition Gmbh
    Inventors: Andy Mueller, Hubert Schneider, Markus Schweizer
  • Patent number: 10365060
    Abstract: A mount part for a weapon barrel in a weapon barrel holder having a tubular inner diameter which comprises a first section and an encircling ring-shaped second section which is of greater outer diameter than the first section and than a following third section. The third section has at least one slot. The at least one slot runs substantially perpendicular to the second section. In a particular usage situation, the ring-shaped section has circumferential bevels. This permits usage in a barrel mounting of a multi-barrelled weapon having multiple weapon barrels mounted in a common barrel mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventor: Hubert Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190120585
    Abstract: The installation space dimensions of a weapon system in the tower are complied with, and a loading space diameter of a caliber-larger weapon barrel is approximately maintained in relation to the smaller caliber. The required larger loading space volume for the caliber increase is predominantly achieved by an extension of the loading space of the caliber-larger weapon barrel relative to a loading space of the caliber-smaller weapon barrel itself. Since the loading space diameter of a larger caliber remains virtually unchanged, the outer dimensions of the caliber-larger weapon barrel also remain virtually unchanged compared to the outer dimensions of the caliber-smaller weapon barrel in the region of the loading part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Berthold BAUMANN, Andreas BLACHE, Stefan RADCZINSKY, Heiner SCHMEES, Florian SCHWIEGER
  • Publication number: 20190107356
    Abstract: A weapon which has a completely modular design. For this purpose, the weapon is subdivided into weapon-specific assemblies which are designed as carrier units of the components and/or of the modular assemblies of the weapon. A first assembly can be a modular weapon housing. Said weapon housing has a carrier unit into which a breech system of the weapon and its components are built. Another modular assembly is a weapon cradle. Into this modular assembly the weapon housing module with breech system is integrated. The weapon housing module can be complemented with the weapon barrel module. The components are connected to the modular assemblies and the modular assemblies to each other by means of rails and guides and complementary rails and guides for the assemblies, by binders and holders, by pins, bolts and quick release fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventor: Hubert SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: D872823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Wustlich, Frank Habel, Kai L├╝bbers, Julia Heering, Philip Weber