Patents by Inventor Don Thompson

Don Thompson 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).

  • Publication number: 20070071678
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using electrically initiated primer systems that rely on vaporizing a thin metallic film which is either coated on a non-conductive insulator component or is a malleable thin film or strip secured to the inner surface of a primer cup assembly to ignite an environmentally safe MIC composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Don Thompson, George Hennings
  • Patent number: 7055434
    Abstract: A method of using electrically initiated primer systems that rely on vaporizing a thin metallic film which is either coated on a non-conductive insulator component or is a malleable thin film or strip secured to the inner surface of a primer cup assembly to ignite an environmentally safe MIC composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Don Thompson, George N. Hennings
  • Patent number: 6910420
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using electrically initiated primer systems that rely on vaporizing a thin metallic film which is either coated on a non-conductive insulator component or is a malleable thin film or strip secured to the inner surface of a primer cup assembly to ignite an environmentally safe MIC composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Don Thompson, George N. Hennings
  • Patent number: 5717159
    Abstract: A lead-free percussion primer composition and a percussion cup containing e composition. The lead-free percussion primer composition is comprised of a mixture of about 45 wt % aluminum powder having an outer coating of aluminum oxide and molybdenum trioxide powder or a mixture of about 50 wt % aluminum powder having an outer coating of aluminum oxide and polytetrafluoroethylene powder. The aluminum powder, molybdenum trioxide powder and polytetrafluoroethylene powder has a particle size of 0.1 .mu.m or less, more preferably a particle size of from about 200-500 angstroms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: George P. Dixon, Joe A. Martin, Don Thompson