Patents by Inventor Michael Vagedes

Michael Vagedes 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: 20150107018
    Abstract: An injection molded shower stall assembly or bathtub assembly particularly for use in a recreational vehicle includes an injection molded tub or shower base, which includes an integrally formed drainpipe which is externally threaded and adapted to easily and permanently be connected to plumbing for the recreational vehicle. Injection molded walls are formed to surround either the shower stall or tub. The injection molded walls have lower edges that interfit with edges of the tub or shower stall in a way which prevents water from flowing behind the preformed walls and holds the lower edges of the preformed walls in position, eliminating the need for any type of penetrating fastener along the base of the walls. The walls are formed in multiple sections that fit one on top of the other, with interfitting lower and upper edges, again to reduce the need for penetrating fasteners and to hold the sections in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Alpha Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 8800450
    Abstract: A shell with a subcaliber penetrator, which has a conical tailpiece, and with a basically disk-shaped propulsion element, wherein the conical tailpiece has a frustum-shaped recess that is open towards the rear end. The propulsion element is joined with the penetrator, preferably by a screw connection (projectile fastening bolt). To this end, a bolt element joins the propulsion element and the penetrator in the area of the tailpiece and has a borehole that is open at the rear end, into which propellant charge gases flow when the shell is fired and cause rending of the bolt element and thus separation of the propulsion element from the penetrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heitmann, Klaus-Dieter Freudenthal, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 8580188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a penetrator (10) from a tungsten heavy metal with a high fraction of tungsten and an outer sheath (7), which consists of a material that is more ductile in relation to the penetrator core (6). To produce a penetrator (10) of this type in a cost-effective manner, according to the invention a twin-hopper filling device, which corresponds to the dimensions of the penetrator core (6), is introduced concentrically into a compression mold (1) that corresponds to the outer dimensions of the penetrator (10). The inner pipe (3) is filled with a first tungsten powder blend with a high fraction of tungsten for producing the penetrator core (6), while the annular gap between the outer wall of the inner pipe and the inner wall of the compression mold (1) is filled with a second tungsten powder blend with a lower fraction of tungsten, (approximately between 85% and 91%), than the first powder blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Cornelis Taal, Rene Oudelhoven, Michael Vagedes, Uta Lenz
  • Patent number: 8561544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a projectile (1) having a sub-caliber projectile core (2) and a guide cage or sabot (3) that comprises a driving element (4), which acts on the projectile core (2) at the rear thereof and is in the form of a plate composed of metal. In order to produce such a projectile (1) at low cost, the projectile core (2) and the driving element (4), which is in the form of a plate, are inserted as inserts into an injection-molding tool, and are extrusion-coated so that the injection-mold shape is chosen so that the contour of the guide cage or sabot (3) of the projectile (1) is produced after the injection-molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Baumann, Holger Brase, Thomas Heitmann, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 8516964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge having a propellant charge casing at least partially filled with a propellant charge powder, and a projectile part connected on a front of the propellant charge casing, wherein the propellant charge casing comprises a casing cover, a casing sheath and a casing base, and the casing sheath is connected to the projectile part via the casing cover and to the casing base via a spring steel sheet. In order to achieve different amounts of propellant charge powder filled into the same propellant charge casing without igniting the propellant charge at undesirable blast waves, a sack-shaped container that is completely filled with the respective amount of propellant charge powder is disposed inside the propellant charge casing so that the container, and thus also the propellant charge powder, extends in the direction of the central longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heitmann, Klaus-Achim Kratzsch, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 8424457
    Abstract: A sabot projectile with a subcaliber projectile body and a sabot, which includes a propulsion element that acts on the rear end of the projectile body and a segmented, essentially cylindrical metal guide cage, which is located at the front end of the propulsion element. The guide cage has a central opening that extends in the axial direction, through which the projectile body is passed. So that the sabot projectile is relatively inexpensive to manufacture, has a low weight, and ensures good detachment of the sabot from the projectile body after discharge, the guide cage is a hollow cylinder, on whose inside wall preferably several radial transverse ribs are arranged, which are spaced some distance apart and extend both in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the sabot and in the direction of the projectile body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Baumann, Klaus-Dieter Freudenthal, Thomas Heitmann, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 8336270
    Abstract: A custom shutter includes a central body portion and first and second end caps. The central body portion includes two stiles and a central portion all of which are formed integrally as one piece. The top and bottom end caps include first and second legs and a central connecting body portion. The legs are designed to be inserted within the hollow interior of the stiles with the top edges of the stiles resting against the stepped portions of said end cap and wherein an inner surface of said end cap covers any exposed edge of the central portion of the shutter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20120066995
    Abstract: A custom shutter includes a central body portion and first and second end caps. The central body portion includes two stiles and a central portion all of which are formed integrally as one piece. The top and bottom end caps include first and second legs and a central connecting body portion. The legs are designed to be inserted within the hollow interior of the stiles with the top edges of the stiles resting against the stepped portions of said end cap and wherein an inner surface of said end cap covers any exposed edge of the central portion of the shutter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Alpha Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20110294412
    Abstract: A roof vent designed to be nestable for easy shipment and which can be injection molded includes a base member and cover member. The base is nestable in an identical base, and the cover is nestable in an identical cover. The base and cover can be totally separate or connected by a living hinge or runner. To install the vent, the cover is positioned over the base and the two are nailed together to the roof surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20110290143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge having a propellant charge casing at least partially filled with a propellant charge powder, and a projectile part connected on a front of the propellant charge casing, wherein the propellant charge casing comprises a casing cover, a casing sheath and a casing base, and the casing sheath is connected to the projectile part via the casing cover and to the casing base via a spring steel sheet. In order to achieve different amounts of propellant charge powder filled into the same propellant charge casing without igniting the propellant charge at undesirable blast waves, a sack-shaped container that is completely filled with the respective amount of propellant charge powder is disposed inside the propellant charge casing so that the container, and thus also the propellant charge powder, extends in the direction of the central longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Heitmann, Klaus-Achim Kratzsch, Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20110176951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filler device (1) comprising an exterior tube (2) having an extrusion die (3) located therein and a filler piece (4) that is filled with a metal powder mixture in the intermediate space (8) formed between the filler piece (4) and the extrusion die (3), whereupon the intermediate space is closed. In order to compact the metal powder, the filler device (1) is placed in a hydrostatic pressing system and the metal powder mixture is pressed into a green preform. The pressed tubes are subsequently sintered in one or more passes through a furnace, for which purpose the pressed tubes are subjected to a preselected time/temperature progression so as to ensure that a melt of tungsten (W) forms and contracts evenly in all directions so that a geometrically desired solid body results after sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Beister, René Oudelhoven, Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20110124281
    Abstract: A low profile roof vent incorporates a base portion which includes a water collecting tray extending down from a peripheral flange and a water shield portion extending from the opening of the vent towards the base tray. The base tray leads to a forward edge of the vent allowing any water collecting in the base tray to flow out from the vent onto the roof surface. The vent further incorporates a vent cover coplanar with the peripheral flange of the base. This provides a vent which lies flush with the roof surface, improving the aesthetic appeal of the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20110120336
    Abstract: A sabot projectile with a subcaliber penetrator and a sabot, which has a propulsion element that acts on the rear end of the penetrator, a segmented, essentially cylindrical guide cage, which is connected to the front end of the propulsion element, and a segmented, disk-shaped metal guide element that extends radially inward in the front area of the guide cage and holds the penetrator. The disk-shaped guide element has a slightly convex contour in the direction of flight of the projectile and the material and the wall thickness of the guide element are chosen in such a way that convex area of the guide element is pushed back slightly when the sabot projectile is fired, so that the outer marginal area of the guide element rests against the inside wall of the gun barrel from which the sabot projectile is fired, and/or the inner marginal area of the guide element, which faces the penetrator, rests against the outer surface of the penetrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas HEITMANN, Klaus-Dieter FREUDENTHAL, Michael VAGEDES
  • Patent number: 7934456
    Abstract: A sabot projectile with a subcaliber penetrator and a sabot, which has a propulsion element that acts on the rear end of the penetrator, a segmented, essentially cylindrical guide cage, which is connected to the front end of the propulsion element, and a segmented, disk-shaped metal guide element that extends radially inward in the front area of the guide cage and holds the penetrator. The disk-shaped guide element has a slightly convex contour in the direction of flight of the projectile and the material and the wall thickness of the guide element are chosen in such a way that convex area of the guide element is pushed back slightly when the sabot projectile is fired, so that the outer marginal area of the guide element rests against the inside wall of the gun barrel from which the sabot projectile is fired, and/or the inner marginal area of the guide element, which faces the penetrator, rests against the outer surface of the penetrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heitmann, Klaus-Dieter Freudenthal, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 7743571
    Abstract: A vent is formed from vent panels that can be formed by injection molding or vacuum forming. The vent panels include upper and lower edges. The upper edge includes a nailing flange and a channel. The channel is coplanar with the outer surface of a nailing flange. The lower edge is a linear flange adapted to fit within the channel of the next adjacent vent panel. The vent includes a lower trim member that has a flange and a channel coplanar with the upper surface of the flange and adapted to receive the bottom edge of a vent panel. The lower trim member is designed to attach to the upper edge of vinyl siding. J channels or T channels are used then to trim out the remaining portion of the vent. This allows one to form a custom vent by combining vent panels as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Bluegrass Products, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20100139518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a projectile (1) having a sub-caliber projectile core (2) and a guide cage or sabot (3) that comprises a driving element (4), which acts on the projectile core (2) at the rear thereof and is in the form of a plate composed of metal. In order to produce such a projectile (1) at low cost, the projectile core (2) and the driving element (4), which is in the form of a plate, are inserted as inserts into an injection-molding tool, and are extrusion-coated so that the injection-mold shape is chosen so that the contour of the guide cage or sabot (3) of the projectile (1) is produced after the injection-molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Baumann, Holger Brase, Thomas Heitmann, Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20100107548
    Abstract: A cover for a siding trim member which has an integral J-channel includes a peripheral three-sided edge portion that includes a peripheral C-channel and a raised central portion. The C-channel of the edge portion is designed to slide over the peripheral edge of the J-channel holding the cover in position and protecting the electrical outlet or plumbing fixture within said trim member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: BLUEGRASS PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Vagedes
  • Publication number: 20100077934
    Abstract: A shell with a subcaliber penetrator, which has a conical tailpiece, and with a basically disk-shaped propulsion element, wherein the conical tailpiece has a frustum-shaped recess that is open towards the rear end. The propulsion element is joined with the penetrator, preferably by a screw connection (projectile fastening bolt. To this end, a bolt element joins the propulsion element and the penetrator in the area of the tailpiece and has a borehole that is open at the rear end, into which propellant charge gases flow when the shell is fired and cause rending of the bolt element and thus separation of the propulsion element from the penetrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas HEITMANN, Klaus-Dieter FREUDENTHAL, Michael VAGEDES
  • Publication number: 20100000439
    Abstract: A sabot projectile with a subcaliber projectile body and a sabot, which includes a propulsion element that acts on the rear end of the projectile body and a segmented, essentially cylindrical metal guide cage, which is located at the front end of the propulsion element. The guide cage has a central opening that extends in the axial direction, through which the projectile body is passed. So that the sabot projectile is relatively inexpensive to manufacture, has a low weight, and ensures good detachment of the sabot from the projectile body after discharge, the guide cage is a hollow cylinder, on whose inside wall preferably several radial transverse ribs are arranged, which are spaced some distance apart and extend both in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the sabot and in the direction of the projectile body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Baumann, Klaus-Dieter Freudenthal, Thomas Heithmann, Michael Vagedes
  • Patent number: 7597205
    Abstract: A collapsible foldable rack includes left and right scissors-type frames with dowel rods extending between the scissors-type frames. The dowel rods are attached to inner arms of the scissors-type frame by brackets that allow the rods to rotate relative to the frame. The brackets on one side of the frame allow the rods to rotate in one direction, whereas the brackets on the opposite frame member allow the rods to rotate in the opposite direction. The brackets also space the rods relative to each other to prevent adjacent rods from interfering with each other when the structure is folded. The device both collapses into a rectangular structure and then folds upon itself to provide a very compact structure for storage and reduce freight costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventors: Gina Shepard-Vagedes, Michael Vagedes