Patents by Inventor Robert J. Gardner

Robert J. Gardner 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: 20200012911
    Abstract: Optical articles including a spatially defined arrangement of a plurality of data rich retroreflective elements, wherein the plurality of retroreflective elements comprise retroreflective elements having at least two different retroreflective properties and at least two different optical contrasts with respect to a background substrate when observed within an ultraviolet spectrum, a visible spectrum, a near-infrared spectrum, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. McCoy, Anne C. Gold, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, Steven H. Kong, Gautam Singh, Nathan J. Anderson, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Britton G. Billingsley, Muhammad J. Afridi, Travis L. Potts, Robert W. Shannon, Guruprasad Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 10346208
    Abstract: To provide an arrangement of virtual machines on physical machines, at least one controller compares indicators associated with plural different layouts of the virtual machines on the physical machines, wherein the indicators provide information regarding performances of corresponding layouts. The at least one controller selects one of the plural layouts based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Chris D. Hyser, Bret A. McKee, Robert D. Gardner, Daniel J. Magenheimer
  • Patent number: 10309431
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control movement of a component are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a housing defining a bore and a piston disposed inside the bore. The piston is to be coupled to a movable component disposed outside of the bore. The example apparatus further includes a fluid flowline in fluid communication with a first chamber of the bore and a second chamber of the bore. The first chamber is on a first side of the piston, and the second chamber on a second side of the piston. The example apparatus also includes a valve to control fluid flow through the fluid flowline. The valve is to be in a first state to enable the piston to dampen movement of the component, and the valve is to be in a second state to enable the piston to hold the component substantially stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert M. Murphy, Kelly T. Jones, Robert E. Fisher, Mark J. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20100126371
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge includes: a basewad disposed within a tube proximate the aft end of the tube; a projectile wad disposed within the tube proximate a fore end of the tube; a propellant charge disposed within a chamber formed between the projectile wad and the basewad; and a projectile disposed within the tube between a forward facing surface of the projectile wad and the fore end of the tube. The aft end of the projectile wad has a powder cup skirt formed thereon, and a chamfer is formed around an outer perimeter of a lip of the powder cup skirt. The chamfer allows the powder cup skirt to be slidably received within a skirt of the basewad to form the chamber. The chamfer provides a clearance at the powder cup skirt lip, which helps to insure undisturbed entry into the mouth of the basewad skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7707942
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge includes: a basewad disposed within a tube proximate the aft end of the tube; a projectile wad disposed within the tube proximate a fore end of the tube; a propellant charge disposed within a chamber formed between the projectile wad and the basewad; and a projectile disposed within the tube between a forward facing surface of the projectile wad and the fore end of the tube. The aft end of the projectile wad has a powder cup skirt formed thereon, and a chamfer is formed around an outer perimeter of a lip of the powder cup skirt. The chamfer allows the powder cup skirt to be slidably received within a skirt of the basewad to form the chamber. The chamfer provides a clearance at the powder cup skirt lip, which helps to insure undisturbed entry into the mouth of the basewad skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7302892
    Abstract: A sabot and shotshell combination includes a bullet, a shotshell hull, propellant, a shotshell primer, wadding, and a sabot comprising a molded member having a base portion and a plurality of petal portions each extending from a proximal base root to a distal tip, the base and petals defining a volume for accommodating a bullet. A reinforcement is at least partially embedded in the base, the reinforcement being more rigid than the molded member and having a plurality of apertures with the base portion extending through at least one of the apertures to retain the reinforcement within the molded member upon firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Meyer, Robert J. Gardner, Gerald T. Eberhart
  • Patent number: 7150229
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge includes: a basewad disposed within a tube proximate the aft end of the tube; a projectile wad disposed within the tube proximate a fore end of the tube; a propellant charge disposed within a chamber formed between the projectile wad and the basewad; and a projectile disposed within the tube between a forward facing surface of the projectile wad and the fore end of the tube. The aft end of the projectile wad has a powder cup skirt formed thereon, and a chamfer is formed around an outer perimeter of a lip of the powder cup skirt. The chamfer allows the powder cup skirt to be slidably received within a skirt of the basewad to form the chamber. The chamfer provides a clearance at the powder cup skirt lip, which helps to insure undisturbed entry into the mouth of the basewad skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7007609
    Abstract: A plastic, cup-shaped, multi-petal sabot housing a sub-caliber projectile for use such as in shotgun cartridges. The sabot engages the rifling of the shotgun barrel and transfers the spin to the projectile. A reinforcement disk is advantageously at least partially embedded in a sabot base and has a central aperture and a plurality of additional apertures. Sabot base material extends through the additional apertures. Advantageously, in its relaxed condition, each sabot petal includes a protrusion from its inboard surface for engaging a projectile ogive. The protrusion and its contact area with the projectile are fractions of the local petal width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Meyer, Robert J. Gardner, Gerald T. Eberhart
  • Patent number: 6799519
    Abstract: A plastic, cup-shaped, multi-petal sabot housing a sub-caliber projectile for use such as in shotgun cartridges. The sabot engages the rifling of the shotgun barrel and transfers the spin to the projectile. A reinforcement disk is advantageously at least partially embedded in a sabot base and has a central aperture and a plurality of additional apertures. Sabot base material extends through the additional apertures. Advantageously, in its relaxed condition, each sabot petal includes a protrusion from its inboard surface for engaging a projectile ogive. The protrusion and its contact area with the projectile are fractions of the local petal width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Meyer, Robert J. Gardner, Gerald T. Eberhart
  • Publication number: 20030164111
    Abstract: A plastic, cup-shaped, multi-petal sabot housing a sub-caliber projectile for use such as in shotgun cartridges. The sabot engages the rifling of the shotgun barrel and transfers the spin to the projectile. A reinforcement disk is advantageously at least partially embedded in a sabot base and has a central aperture and a plurality of additional apertures. Sabot base material extends through the additional apertures. Advantageously, in its relaxed condition, each sabot petal includes a protrusion from its inboard surface for engaging a projectile ogive. The protrusion and its contact area with the projectile are fractions of the local petal width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Stephen W. Meyer, Robert J. Gardner, Gerald T. Eberhart
  • Patent number: 6564720
    Abstract: A plastic, cup-shaped, multi-petal sabot housing a sub-caliber projectile for use such as in shotgun cartridges. The sabot engages the rifling of the shotgun barrel and transfers the spin to the projectile. A reinforcement disk is advantageously at least partially embedded in a sabot base and has a central aperture and a plurality of additional apertures. Sabot base material extends through the additional apertures. Advantageously, in its relaxed condition, each sabot petal includes a protrusion from its inboard surface for engaging a projectile ogive. The protrusion and its contact area with the projectile are fractions of the local petal width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Meyer, Robert J. Gardner, Gerald T. Eberhart
  • Patent number: 6164209
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge has a tube extending along a central longitudinal axis from an aft end to a fore end. The tube has an interior surface and an exterior surface. A metallic head has a sleeve portion secured to the tube along an aft section of the tube and has a centrally-apertured web portion spanning the sleeve portion so as to form a base of the cartridge. A basewad is contained within the tube and is separately formed therefrom. The basewad is located proximate the aft end of the tube. The basewad has a generally cylindrical exterior surface engaging the interior surface of the tube, an aft surface contacting the metal head, an interior surface. The interior surface extends from a generally forward-facing inner portion, forward and outward to a generally inward-facing fore portion so as to define a skirt portion of the basewad between the exterior surface and interior surface. At least one projectile is carried within a fore volume of the tube. A propellant charge is located aft of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory C. Best, Scott H. Mayfield, Brian B. Belknap, Morris C. Buenenmann, Jr., Robert J. Gardner, Alan J. Corzine
  • Patent number: 5970878
    Abstract: The combination of a shot sleeve and a shot cup base form a universal shot wad that precisely fixes an adjustable volume for the shot column of a wide range of shot shell loads. The shot sleeve is a generally tubular member with an open end and a closed end. The inside of the shot sleeve is substantially smooth adjacent to both the open end and the closed end and has a plurality of substantially parallel, inwardly projecting, first ribs circumscribing the inside between the smooth portions.The shot cup base is a second tubular member and also has an open end and a closed end. A plurality of substantially parallel, outwardly protruding, second ribs circumscribe an outside of the shot cup base. The volume of a shot receiving portion is controlled by inserting the shot cup base a desired distance into the shot sleeve such that the two sets of ribs interengage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 5471931
    Abstract: A water resistant shotshell has an internal moisture seal to preclude moisture intrusion into the propellant charge. The seal is at least one flexible tapered lip on the plastic shot wad which is compressed against the inside surface of the shotshell tube over the powder charge. The preferred embodiment is a two piece shot wad having a shot cup portion and a wad portion. The wad portion has a central disk portion and a tubular rim terminating in a pair of opposing flexible lips which provide a dual moisture seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • 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: 5031541
    Abstract: An ammunition cartridge comprises a tubular case having a head end and an open mount end, at least two propellant charges contained within said case, and a hermetic barrier means installed between the charges for separating the charges from one another and preventing premature crossflow of gases. One embodiment of the barrier means comprises a formed-in-place solid layer of polymeric resin material. This layer is formed in place on top of a first propellant charge, conforms to the surface contour of the first charge and extends radially across the charge to the tubular case.Another preferred barrier means comprises a collapsible flexible polymeric disk extending radially across the case between the charges. This disk has a diameter at least equal to that of the inside of said case and a tubular outer rim operably engaged with said tubular case to provide a circumferential seal between the charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Gardner, David E. Merrill
  • Patent number: 4970959
    Abstract: In combination with a cartridge case having a tubular wall and a head closing one end of the wall, a primer disposed through the head and a propellant charge in the case, a collapsible basewad is disclosed which comprises a unitary body between the charge and the head. The unitary body has an upwardly concave upper portion opening to the propellant charge and a generally cylindrical base portion. The upper portion is deflectable. These portions and the tubular wall define therebetween an annular cavity rearward of the propellant charge. This cavity is collapsed upon ignition of the propellant charge by deflection of the upper portion thereby reducing the recoil felt by the shooter without adding any parasitic weight to the projectile load. The upper portion of the basewad preferaly has an inverted truncated hollow cone shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bilsbury, Robert J. Gardner, Cynthia L. Johnson
  • Patent number: D406512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gardner
  • Patent number: D713487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Stock, Jr., Robert J. Gardner