Patents by Inventor Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.

Morris C. Buenemann, Jr. 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: 20190023629
    Abstract: A priming mix composition includes between about 30% and about 60% of at least one of KDNBF, dinol, and tetrazene as a primary explosive; between about 10% and about 35% of a metallocene as a propagation aid; between about 5% and about 40% of at least one nitrate, peroxide, or oxide, as an oxidizer; between about 5% and about 25% of at least one of nitrocellulose or PETN as a reactive fuel; and a fuel. The metallocene is preferable ferrocene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Toni M. Whaley, Morris C. Buenemann, JR., George C. Mei
  • Patent number: 9322622
    Abstract: An improved shotshell of the type having a hull, having a propellant, a wad, and a load. The improvement comprises the load comprising of at least one non-spherical slug and shot, with at least one shot disposed in front of the slug in the hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: OLIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ben N. Frank, Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110185936
    Abstract: A shotshell comprising an elongate casing defining an internal chamber, a propellant located within said casing, and a shot load within the casing, the shot load comprising a plurality of disc-shaped projectiles, arranged in the casing so that the plane of each of the disc-shaped projectiles is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the casing, and a plurality of generally spherical projectiles disposed in the casing behind the generally disc-shaped projectiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew D. Richardson, Morris C. Buenemann, JR., Angela C. Berring
  • Publication number: 20110174186
    Abstract: An improved shotshell of the type having a hull, having a propellant, a wad, and a load. The improvement comprises the load comprising of at least one non-spherical slug and shot, with at least one shot disposed in front of the slug in the hull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Ben N. Frank, Morris C. Buenemann, JR.
  • Patent number: 6439124
    Abstract: There is provided a lead-free projectile suitable for use as a bullet to be fired from a pistol or rifle or as a slug to be fired from a shotgun. The projectile core is formed from a high purity tin and has deformation properties similar to that of lead based projectiles without the environmental hazards associated with lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Keith E. Enlow, Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6258316
    Abstract: A relatively high carbon, water-atomized, steel shot is softened via annealing to render it suitable for ballistic use. The annealing preferably includes decarburization from a surface layer or throughout and preferably provides the shot with a surface Knoop hardness of less than 250.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Morris C. Buenemann, Jr., Jack D. Dippold, Howard Muldrow, Peter W. Robinson, Brian Mravic
  • Patent number: 6016754
    Abstract: There is provided a lead-free projectile suitable for use as a bullet to be fired from a pistol or rifle. The projectile has a metallic jacket enveloping a metallic core. The core is formed from a high purity tin and has deformation properties similar to that of lead based projectiles without the environmental hazards associated with lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Keith E. Enlow, Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5837927
    Abstract: A pellet orienting member has a groove extending along a diameters of a disc for receiving a plurality of shot pellets of a first layer. The pellet orienting member may include at least one support surface adjacent to the first groove adapted to contact at least one shot pellet from a second layer. The pellet orienting member may have an additional, or second, groove on a second side extending along a second diameter. Either or both grooves may contain a separator in the groove. The groove may be of differing sizes and shapes, or may even be two depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5831205
    Abstract: A pellet orienting member has a groove extending along a diameters of a disc for receiving a plurality of shot pellets of a first layer. The pellet orienting member may include at least one support surface adjacent to the first groove adapted to contact at least one shot pellet from a second layer. The pellet orienting member may have an additional, or second, groove on a second side extending along a second diameter. Either or both grooves may contain a separator in the groove. The groove may be of differing sizes and shapes, or may even be two depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5347932
    Abstract: The invention uses a pair of curved opposed diagonal bars between the wad and cup. The bars (deformable resistance members) buckle in the radial direction and end up basically flat between the wad and cup to give surprisingly and unexpectedly high amounts of collapse (80% or more). This allows the space between wad and cup to be decreased significantly without sacrificing cushioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Gardner, Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5138950
    Abstract: A moisture seal over shot wad for a roll crimped shotshell casing. The seal has a pair of spaced tubular flanges which comprise the rim portion of the disk shaped over shot wad. The tubular flanges are designed to receive the terminal end of the shotshell casing as the roll crimp is formed to frictionally engage the terminal end and seal the casing against the intrusion of moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Olin Corporaton
    Inventors: Robert J. Gardner, Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4867066
    Abstract: An improved reduced volume plastic basewad for a shotshell casing includes a generally solid cylindrical plastic body portion, an annular outer continuous skirt portion merging integrally and upwardly from the body portion, and a raised annular inner continuous hub portion merging integrally and upwardly from the body portion. The skirt and body portions define a continuous exterior surface sized relative an interior surface of a plastic tube of the casing for tightly frictionally fitting within the tube at a bottom end portion thereof providing a gas seal with the tube interior surface. The hub and body portions define a continuous interior surface forming an elongated pocket for receiving a primer in a tight frictional fitting relation in the pocket with an upper end of the primer disposed adjacent an upper end of the hub portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Morris C. Buenemann, Jr.