Liquid Or Jelly Patents (Class 102/365)
  • Patent number: 10871358
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing incendiary capsules for the purpose of prescribed burning. The apparatus includes a reciprocating injector tube driven by a crankshaft and a reciprocating mechanical pump driven by a cam. In order to synchronize these reciprocating motions the crankshaft and cam are joined together as a single part. The incendiary spheres exit a hopper and line up in series in a tube which deposits them one by one into a nest. Each individual sphere is punctured in the nest by a needle then injected with reactant. Each sphere is then withdrawn from the nest and dropped through a discharge opening before the next incendiary in line is processed in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick Sparling
  • Patent number: 10030343
    Abstract: A vehicle arresting device and method provides a flexible net that is designed to be launched into the path of a target vehicle. The net may provide upwardly pointing spikes that are designed to embed into the tire of the target vehicle thereby causing the flexible net to wrap around the tires of the target vehicle which cause the tires to stop rotating and brings the target vehicle to a safe stop. The arresting device may be remotely controlled by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Ethan Spencer
  • Patent number: 9776027
    Abstract: The invention discloses a unidirectional spray type fire extinguishing bomb without high explosive fragmentation, includes a housing, a fuse, an igniter, an fire extinguishing agent and a main charge, and further includes a tail braking device, combustor, a plate closure, a piston and a diffuser. The housing, the tail braking device and the piston are made of light metal materials; the housing is cylindrical; the tail braking device is arranged at the bottom of the housing and is fixed with the housing through a screw nail; and the fuse is arranged on the diffuser and is fixed through a screw nail. During working process, when the fuse detects the fire extinguishing bomb to be 5-10 meters far away from a combustion source, the igniter ignites the main charge, the piston is pushed under high pressure to move in the housing, and the fire extinguishing agent is sprayed out from spraying holes to the combustion source for fire extinguishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Beijing Mechanical Equipment Institute
    Inventors: Xiaodi Lin, Shuyong Han, Aifeng Chen, Hao Liu, Xuyang Qiu, Wen Ding, Hejiu Wang
  • Patent number: 9726466
    Abstract: A concussion device for creating a low level of smoke and a selectively tuned low-toned sound, the device including a structure having a cavity, the cavity having a top opening; a first energetic charge disposed in a bottom portion of the cavity; and a member removably secured to the structure within the cavity and partially overlying the first energetic charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DMD Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Naud, John David Thomas
  • Patent number: 9528803
    Abstract: An incendiary grenade's casing has a fuze with a portion extending into the casing. Thermite disposed in the casing encases the portion of the fuze that extends into the grenade casing. Insulating material is disposed in the casing adjacent to the thermite. Layers of a titanium-boron intermetallic and an oxidizer are disposed in the casing. One layer of the titanium-boron intermetallic is adjacent to the layer of insulating material. This one layer of the titanium-boron intermetallic and a layer of the oxidizer adjacent thereto have a common-axis hole formed therethrough that is aligned with the portion of the fuze. A separating material is disposed at each interface between the titanium-boron intermetallic and the oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Steven Kim, Conan Schultz, Carl Gotzmer
  • Patent number: 9513094
    Abstract: An ammunition is proposed with an explosive-free missile that releases, upon dismantling at the target a fuel or fuel mixture as flammable air-fuel mixture, being caused to spontaneously react by at least one, by impact dismantling triggered, explosive-free, spark-generating ignition mechanism. The thus produced optical and thermal target signature can be detected with the naked eye, as well as with rifle scopes or other optical target detection systems, as well as with night-vision and thermal imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Dierks, Christopher Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9182199
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for defeating a target containing a flammable or explosive fill and an incendiary penetrating projectile for use in the method and the system. The incendiary penetrating projectile contains a non-detonating incendiary composition that is ignited prior to penetrating a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: NAMMO TALLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Skidmore, Andrew R. Davis, Thomas V. Palen, Christian W Salafia, Thomas M. Deppert, Gregory D. Knowlton
  • Patent number: 9080841
    Abstract: A hydro-reactive projectile is provided for striking a target. The projectile includes a housing composed substantially of aluminum and having a peripheral surface; and at least one cavity within said housing and a plurality of conduits connecting said cavity to said surface, wherein the cavity contains water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Nicholas V. Nechitailo
  • Publication number: 20120180686
    Abstract: A frangible projectile, and weapon cartridge containing same, is provided, in which the frangible projectile is comprised of a hollow outer body composed of, for example, a plastic or polymeric material, configured to provide a payload material. Preferably, the hollow outer body has an interior surface having a divider formed or disposed therein, for controlling the movement of the payload material after firing. The hollow outer body of the frangible projectile, upon impact, rapidly fragments upon impact into relatively harmless pieces, and releases/mixes the payload material. However, the payload material may be chosen to provide sufficient mass, and accordingly sufficient kinetic energy, to provide desired target effects, such as powder metals. Alternatively, payload materials, such as reactive chemical components, marking agents, chemiluminescent compositions, incapacitants, multi component reactive compositions, etc., preferably contained within one or more payload containers, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Jones, Frank J. Dindl
  • Patent number: 7810421
    Abstract: A method of preventing initiation of an explosive device. The method comprises substantially encasing an explosive device with a conductive foam. The explosive device is configured to be initiated by an electromagnetic radiation signal, such as that emitted by a transmitter of a wireless door bell device. Deactivated explosive devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah B. Hiza, Daniel W. Doll, Jared K. Olson
  • Patent number: 7571680
    Abstract: A fuel-storing ordnance canister for release from military aircraft that does not explode upon impact, its collapsible accordion-like structure instead forcefully dispersing atomized fuel in an upwardly direction in the impact zone after descent for dispersal in, around, and beyond the impact zone. When the fuel from multiple canisters is released into a drop zone and later ignited by a dropped or ground-based incendiary device, all life in the dispersal area is eliminated. Tail fins assure nose-down flight and provide handles for easy canister handling and loading onto airplanes. The configuration of a pop-open tail plug allows for its partial release upon canister collapse to create a spray nozzle that atomizes the fuel stored in the canister as it is being dispersed. The most preferred application is by the U.S. Military to eliminate terrorists hiding in caves, hidden ordnance, and other areas previously resistant to air-released ordnance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Samuel Barran Tafoya
  • Patent number: 7451703
    Abstract: Apparatus for venting munitions exposed to high ambient temperatures. The munition includes a casing having a nose end and an opening in the nose end; a lifting plug disposed in the opening in the nose end, the lifting plug including a bore therethrough; and a seal disposed in the bore in the lifting plug, the seal comprising an ionomer. The munition may further include a fuze well disposed in the casing, the opening in the nose end leading into the fuze well; and a second seal disposed in the fuze well. The seals will rupture and vent the munition's explosive to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Shahram Dabiri
  • Patent number: 6877433
    Abstract: An incendiary 10 includes a plurality of containers 12 each containing a volume of a first substance such as potassium permanganate which, when mixed with a second substance such as glycol which is injected at a later time, reacts exothermically to generate a flame. Frangible couplings in the form of tabs 16 couple or connect adjacent containers 12 together. Thus the incendiary 10 is in the form of a flexible belt having a plurality of containers 12 which are mutually held together until separated by a dispensing/initiating machine. Each container 12 includes a flat surface 22 and a receptacle 18 having an opening 20 which opens onto the flat surface 22. A seal 24 extends across and closes the opening 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Raindance Systems Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Andrew Stevenson
  • Patent number: 6698357
    Abstract: A gas-phase warhead for use against a hardened and deeply buried target containing a payload that is ignitable when combined with air. After the warhead is delivered near an air intake of a target, the payload is expelled from the casing of the warhead in a slow, controlled manner so as to allow the formed payload-and-air mixture to infiltrate the areas of the target. After a predetermined amount of time, the payload-and-air mixture is ignited and a detonation or a deflagration within the target occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: John W. Jones
  • Patent number: 6352031
    Abstract: A method for creating coherent masses of burning matter for countermeasures purposes such as for protecting an aircraft and other vehicles from infrared “heat seeking” hostile missiles and also from high power Laser beams and Laser radar. One or more spurious sources of radiation are created controllably in the general vicinity of the aircraft being protected; in missile countermeasures, each of these spurious sources is capable of emitting infrared energy comparable in wave length and at a higher intensity than that emitted by the target aircraft itself such that the hostile missile will be decoyed away from its intended target by the spurious radiation sources. In this method, the spurious source of radiation is created by igniting a small amount of aircraft fuel that is gelled and controllably ejected from the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1972
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventor: Philip L. Barbaccia
  • Patent number: 5841061
    Abstract: An aerial fireworks display device includes a plastic bottle for holding a quantity of combustible liquid, such as diesel fuel, and a one piece plastic lid structure which is threadable onto the bottle and has an open-topped depending well portion in which a quantity of flash powder may be placed. After the flash powder has been placed in the lid well portion a fuse-containing plug structure is snap-fitted into the top end of the lid well. The diesel fuel is poured into the bottle and the lid is screwed onto the bottle so that the flash powder-containing well extends into the bottle interior, and a portion of the fuse extends outwardly through the upper end of the plug structure. The assembled device may then be inverted and placed in a mortar tube for launching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventors: Robert L. Westfall, Robert D. McMurray
  • Patent number: 5168123
    Abstract: The invention relates to the chemical initiation of detonation of a fuel-in-air (FAE) cloud such as might be used in a minefield breaching system. A component of the system is adapted to carry fuel to the breaching site and is also adapted to carry a compatible chemical, either gaseous or liquid. Upon detonation of a suitable explosive within the component the fuel is dispersed outwardly to form the cloud and the chemical is jetted outwardly into the cloud in a turbulent manner. A chemical reaction between the chemical initiator and the fuel-air mixture leads almost instantaneously to an explosive shock wave that propagates through the cloud causing detonation thereof. Such detonation neutralizes the minefield along a desired path. With the invention it is not necessary to utilize secondary charges and hence a more efficient and reliable breaching system is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence of Her Majesty's Canadian Government
    Inventor: John H. Lee
  • Patent number: 4696347
    Abstract: An arrangement for propelling liquids over long distances involves enclosing liquid in a plurality of thin plastic spheres having a dimpled surface. The liquid containing spheres are propelled over substantial distances by shooting them from a pipe by means of compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Inventors: Michael Stolov, Sara Stolov, Adi Stolov, Ilana Stolov-Hecht
  • Patent number: 4575379
    Abstract: A fuel composition in the form of a gel is particularly adapted for use in a fireplace or a heater and offers the advantages of increased stability, reduced burn rate, decreased noxious by-product generation, and enhanced safety. Comprised of a combination of water, alcohol and ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose, the miscibility of these components is accomplished by lowering the pH of the mixture. Once in solution, the pH of the mixture is then raised to increase its viscosity in forming a stable gel. Various low carbon alcohols, or blends thereof, may be utilized to provide a range of combustion characteristics. In addition, various salts may be incorporated in the stable gel fuel to provide a desired flame characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: John M. Browning
  • Patent number: 4392432
    Abstract: An air burst munitions simulator which provides for the aerial dissemination of readily dispersable substance. A payload container adapted to contain the substance to be dispersed is launched into the air by a propellant charge, typically gunpowder. A time delay fuse assembly serves to detonate a high energy explosive charge which shatters the container to release the dispersible substance in air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Walter J. Fenrick, Robert H. Chesney, Paul A. Mast
  • Patent number: 4318343
    Abstract: A dual mode incendiary bomblet which combines the effects of a jetting indiary and a slow burning incendiary. A gas producing ejection means within the housing of the bomblet ejects the incendiary package (burning portion) of the bomblet and assures that it will burn adjacent to a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1971
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: James B. King