Patents by Inventor Melvin J. McCubbin

Melvin J. McCubbin 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: 4351240
    Abstract: A warhead comprising an explosive charge surrounded by discrete individual etal fragments is increased in effectiveness by the addition of pyrophoric fragment material combined therewith. For this purpose, misch metal or zirconium-tin sleeves are placed around or within the fragmentation layers or, alternatively, a percentage of the ferrous metal cubes are replaced with a number of preformed zirconium fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Melvin J. McCubbin, Clifford T. Johnson, Paul E. Cordle
  • Patent number: 4351239
    Abstract: The lethality of a fragmentation warhead is increased by including pyrophc material consisting of spongy zirconium metal rings in combination with the fragmentation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Melvin J. McCubbin, Clifford T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4033265
    Abstract: The forward bulkhead of a warhead casing centrally formed with a cylindri indention which causes a forward jet when the warhead is detonated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1977
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Clifford T. Johnson, Melvin J. McCubbin
  • Patent number: 4022130
    Abstract: A warhead fuze is attached within the warhead casing in such a manner that ressure buildup will cause the fuze mechanism to be ejected from its housing. The fuze and its associated booster is contained in a cup attached to an end cap which may be threaded to receive a closure cap. The joint between the booster cup and the end cap is made in such a manner that pressure buildup within the cup will case the joint to fail with a resultant expulsion of said booster cup away from the main explosive cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Clifford T. Johnson, Melvin J. McCubbin, Patrick M. McInnis, Joseph F. Mattis
  • Patent number: 4004516
    Abstract: An existing booster and fuze combination is modified to provide relief from emperature and pressure buildup in an open fire environment. The booster explosive, thus, is encased in a low temperature melting plastic and the main housing is vented by boring a number of passages through the major thread diameter shoulder of the fuze case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Clifford T. Johnson, Melvin J. McCubbin, Thomas R. Zulkoski
  • Patent number: 3992998
    Abstract: The forward end of a warhead casing is structured to improve warhead penetion characteristics. The forward wall of the warhead casing is configured with thicker peripheral portions tapering to a thinner central portion and the warhead explosive is separated from the forward wall by a shock pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul E. Cordle, Melvin J. McCubbin, Clifford T. Johnson, James K. Brown
  • Patent number: 3992997
    Abstract: A warhead casing is designed to protect the high explosive material therein from open fires or other sources of intense heat which might cause premature explosion of the warhead. The warhead casing is relieved throughout the greater part of its outer circumference and may be then counter-relieved over a slightly lesser distance. The relieved area is filled with an ablative material covered by a protective intumescent coating, for example, of fire resistant, impregnated cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Melvin J. McCubbin, Clifford T. Johnson, Curtis V. Nakaishi
  • Patent number: 3934511
    Abstract: A large warhead explosive is provided with a metal liner having longitudi corrugations. The shape of the liner causes the warhead to deliver concentrated amounts of energy to targets at some distance from the point of detonation. This energy is in the form of hypervelocity fragment beams produced by what is known as "Monroe effect" caused by the jetting of the liner as the detonation wave front progresses along the warhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1968
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul E. Cordle, Melvin J. McCubbin