Patents by Inventor Lori Groven

Lori Groven 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: 20210356243
    Abstract: The present invention is a pyrotechnic time delay system that is improved over prior-art designs. Specifically, the system described herein comprises at least one delay element. The delay element or delay elements each have an input charge, a delay composition, and an output charge. Both the input charge and the output charge are igniter compositions and are comprised of the same components despite having different functional goals. The input charge and output charge compositions preferably contain titanium, manganese dioxide, and polytetrafluoroethylene. The delay composition may be modified from current formulations to include manganese and manganese dioxide, or tungsten and manganese dioxide. The system disclosed herein may be comprised of one delay element, or it may be modular wherein multiple delay elements are connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Anthony Shaw, Jay Poret, Lori Groven, Joshua Koenig, Jason Brusnahan
  • Patent number: 8623156
    Abstract: An improved method for the production of pyrophoric materials which does not employ hot NaOH and produces pyrophoric materials on various types of ceramic, metal, nanomaterial substrates. The method impregnates the substrate materials with pyrophoric iron or other materials resulting in materials that are “tunable” with respect to its pyrophoric output as determined by its temperature, rise time sustenance etc through selective variation of particle size, morphology, and diluents or reactive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army, South Dakota Board of Regents
    Inventors: Christopher Haines, Deepak Kapoor, Jan Puszynski, Rajesh Shende, Zac Doorenbos, Lori Groven