Patents by Inventor Jasper, Jr. Louis J.

Jasper, Jr. Louis J. 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: 4833965
    Abstract: An electromagnetic railgun. The device features two electrically connected parallel rails. One end of each rail may be connected to a D.C. voltage source. At least one of the rails has a hole for closely receiving a metallic projectile. When the projectile is within the hole and the voltage is applied, currents flow through the two rails. Interaction of the currents with the self generated magnetic field causes a repulsive force between the two rails and launches the projectile outward from the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jasper, Jr. Louis J.