Patents by Inventor Brian J. Horais

Brian J. Horais has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4797683
    Abstract: Dual radome arrangement (15) comprising inner and outer layers (14,16) respectively transmissive to both modes of radiation operable in a detection system (11), and only one of the modes of radiation, and the outer layer (16) being selectively removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lester H. Kosowsky, Peter E. Raber, Brian J. Horais
  • Patent number: 4552071
    Abstract: A two-piece despin obturator mounted on a forwardly inclined obturator ramp on the projectile sidewall has a ring-shaped body of nylon-6 and a wiper band formed from Plascon nylon. The two-piece design is relatively immune to damage in the handling and loading process but yet the wiper band enhances low pressure sealing while the ring, driven up the inclined ramp in the firing process, engages the lands of the spiraled rifling. The rotational velocity imparted to the ring is partially coupled as the inner surface of the ring rotates on the obturator mount of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Horais, Joseph S. Kocur