Patents by Inventor Michael H. Aley

Michael H. Aley 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: 4273048
    Abstract: A fuel-air explosive weapon launched from a remote distance is used for clearing minefields. A set timing pattern in the operation of the minefield clearance round permits varied range through retarding the length of time that a programed sequence of events occurs at the launch site. Upon flight, the round follows a predetermined pattern in deployment of a parachute, firing cloud detonators and initiation of a burster charge. An extendable probe at the front of the round permits detonation at a predetermined level above ground. The descent by parachute provides a relatively stable launching platform for cloud detonators if they are fired prior to the burster charge detonation for dispersal of the fuel-air cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael H. Aley, James A. Bowen, Cecil A. Glass