Patents by Inventor Peter Tripptrap

Peter Tripptrap 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: 5744746
    Abstract: A tandem warhead for combatting actively armored targets including two shaped or projectile forming charges arranged one behind the other, and an ignition or firing delay unit which causes the ignition of the first charge and then the second charge with a time delay. To avoid the target's active armor plate (which moves when hit by the first charge, from impeding or even destroying the following charge) the tandem warhead is provided with a device for determining the actual angle of the warhead relative to the target, i.e., the firing or attack angle, and an ignition time delay .DELTA.t associated with the respective firing angle .alpha.. To determine the firing angle .alpha., an angle determining device includes a plurality, preferably four, distance measuring devices with which respective distance coordinates between the tandem warhead and the target are measured and used for determining the momentary firing angle .alpha.. Thereafter, the delay time .DELTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Rheinmetall GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Tripptrap, Jorg Peters, Torsten Niemeyer, Herbert Scholles
  • Patent number: 5210372
    Abstract: An arrangement for ejecting objects from a projectile, includes a hollow projectile body having a nose end with a plurality of objects disposed in a column within the projectile body. An ejection charge is disposed within the projectile body at the nose end. An ejection device including a hood enclosing a cavity is ejectably disposed within the projectile body between the ejection charge and the column. The hood has a wall with an opening facing the ejection charge so that, after ignition of the ejection charge, resulting powder gases enter into the cavity through the opening to generate a gas pressure between the hood and the adjacent object and simultaneously exert a force on an exterior portion of the wall of the hood that causes the hood and the column to be ejected from the tail end of the projectile body, whereby the hood separates from the column once the hood and column are free of the projectile due to the pressure in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Rheinmetall
    Inventors: Peter Tripptrap, Karl-Heinz Vogt, Klaus D. Karius
  • Patent number: 5153373
    Abstract: A warhead including a shell which encloses the explosive charge and a projectile forming liner with the liner being disposed so that its circumferential surface lies against an intermediate ring which, in turn, is fastened to the shell. To avoid undefinable spalling effects in the region of the boundary surfaces between the liner and the shell, which could result in asymmetrical tail formation for the projectile produced by the detonative resharping of the liner, the intermediate ring and the liner have the same acoustic impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Rheinmetall GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik R. Lips, Jurgen Bocker, Peter Tripptrap, Klaus Weimann
  • Patent number: 4979443
    Abstract: An improved liner for a warhead having a shaped explosive charge for the production of a projectile by explosive reshaping of the liner includes a liner body having a central region which has a radius of curvature which is smaller than that of a surrounding liner portion. The central region of the liner is indented relative to the surrounding liner portion along a central axis of the liner body toward the side of the liner adjacent the shaped explosive charge. Upon explosive reshaping of the liner, a projectile having an ogival shape is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Rheinmetall GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Rittel, Torsten Niemeyer, Peter Tripptrap, Jurgen Bocker
  • Patent number: 4951572
    Abstract: A warhead for enclosing an explosive charge includes a casing for surrounding the charge. The casing has an end presenting a frontal face. A liner having a circumferential area for attachment to the end of the casing and a coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.R is fastened to the casing by way of an intermediate ring connected to the circumferential area of the liner. The intermediate ring has a portion which is brought around the frontal face of the casing and which has a pressure face which presses against the exterior of the casing. The liner has a coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.E which is at least as great as the coefficient of thermal expansion .alpha..sub.R of the intermediate ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Rheinmetall GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Bocker, Hans Orth, Torsten Niemeyer, Peter Tripptrap