Patents by Inventor John P. Fiala

John P. Fiala 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: 20160063365
    Abstract: For use with a physical document bearing content visible when illuminated by light in the human visible spectrum, a tag printer, a verifier and a document processing system employing one or both of the printer and the verifier. In one embodiment, the tag printer includes: (1) a processor operable to generate metadata regarding the physical document and (2) a printer associated with the processor and operable to print a tag containing the metadata on a location of the physical document irrespective of locations of the content using an ink substantially invisible in the spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis A. Hoenich, David W. Hunt, Walter K. Logan, James H. Wicker, John P. Fiala
  • Patent number: 8955442
    Abstract: A flameless smoke pot and a method of generating smoke using the smoke pot. The smoke pot includes a casing having a side wall with an inlet openings and containing a plurality of perforated tubes containing red phosphorous pellets. A heat generating pyrotechnic composition is disposed at a first end of the casing to generate heat which flows through the perforated tubes containing red phosphorous pellets to produce white phosphoric acid clouds of smoke. The white phosphoric acid clouds of smoke are combined with atmospheric an containing water to generate the white phosphoric acid clouds of aerosol smoke. The white phosphoric acid clouds of aerosol smoke are directed through a perforated flame arrester whereby visible flame is prevented from being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America As Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John P. Fiala, Joseph A. Domanico, Joseph E. May, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8776692
    Abstract: A flameless smoke pot and a method of generating smoke using the smoke pot. The smoke pot includes a casing having a side wall with air inlet openings and containing a plurality of perforated tubes containing red phosphorous pellets. A heat generating pyrotechnic composition is disposed at a first end of the casing to generate heat which flows through the perforated tubes containing red phosphorous pellets to produce white phosphoric acid clouds of smoke. The white phosphoric acid clouds of smoke are combined with atmospheric air containing water to generate the white phosphoric acid clouds of aerosol smoke. The white phosphoric acid clouds of aerosol smoke are directed through a perforated flame arrester whereby visible flame is prevented from being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John P. Fiala, Joseph A. Domanico, Joseph E. May, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5659147
    Abstract: A millimeter wave screening cloud-forming product is made by forming comped hollow disks of carbon fiber cut to a desired length. The handleable disks are stacked inside a grenade body forming a hollow cylindrical shape. A high explosive mass is inserted into the resulting compacted hollow cylinder, enabling bursting of the compacted mass to release the individual carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William G. Rouse, John P. Fiala, Lisa A. Caudill, Connie S. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 5291680
    Abstract: A grenade launching apparatus launches a number of grenades and has a conller and a launcher. The controller controls the launching and includes a selector which is responsive to operator input for selecting one or more of the grenades to be launched. The controller also includes a display for indicating that a selected grenade has been launched. The launcher is for launching one or more of the grenades and includes a firing circuit which is responsive to the selector. The firing circuit activates the launcher to launch each selected grenade. The launcher also includes a launch detector for detecting that a selected grenade has been launched by the firing circuit. The display of the controller is responsive to the launch detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul G. Schabdach, Irving F. Barditch, William G. Rouse, John P. Fiala
  • Patent number: 5074215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for clearing the uling black powder residues deposited on the electrical connectors of electrically detonated munitions. A female connector is provided with a recurved lanced outer spring clip which automatically scrapes off the residue on an insulator and contact surfaces of a male bipolar connector plug when the two connectors are rotated with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John P. Fiala, Irving F. Barditch
  • Patent number: H775
    Abstract: A minimum hazard visual screening cloud-forming product is made by forming slurry of fine spheres of titanium dioxide composition, of submicron diameter, together with a volatile surface-wetting agent liquid, in the form of a liquid hydrocarbon, extruding and severing the extended slurry mass into a desired container shape, in particular, a hollow cylindrical shape, and drying the mass. An HE explosive mass is inserted into the resulting compacted hollow cylinder, enabling bursting of the compacted mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William G. Rouse, Ronald E. Rhea, Michael J. Burnham, Connie S. Kilgore, John P. Fiala, Lisa A. Bray
  • Patent number: H1257
    Abstract: An electrical system which serves to control the firing of multiple grenade aunchers. The system generates multiple coded tone pairs for up to sixteen launchers which are provided to the launchers through a +28VDC line connected to the vehicular power supply. The tone pairs are decoded enroute to each launcher which exercise a firing circuit triggering the grenade launcher's firing squib causing the grenade to launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul G. Schabdach, Irving F. Barditch, John P. Fiala, William G. Rouse