Patents by Inventor Oscar R. Vass

Oscar R. Vass 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: 4003291
    Abstract: 2. An underwater multiple missile launcher comprisingA platform,A plurality of missile launching tubes disposed at acute angles to a normal to the surface of said platform whereby missiles launched from said tubes will be launched along divergent paths which define a predetermined pattern, said tubes mounted for limited pivotal movement on said platform for compact storage in parallel positions and for movement to the acute angle positions upon deployment of the launcher,An initially collapsed inflatable bag secured to said platform between said tubes for pivoting said tubes to their acute angle positions upon inflation thereof and for rendering said platform buoyant,A mooring cable attached to said platform, andAnchor means connected to said mooring cable for holding said platform adjacent the sea bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1964
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Oscar R. Vass, Leslie C. Taylor, Charles A. Lewis