Shape Or Composition Patents (Class 89/36.02)
  • Patent number: 10997807
    Abstract: A method of determining a path, the method comprising: determining a next event for the user device; mapping an event location of the next event; obtaining a current position of the user device; obtaining an access list for the user device, the access list including access devices that the user device is authorized to activate; obtaining a path list including one or more paths from the current position to the event location; and selecting a path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Dang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10960636
    Abstract: 3D fabrics have multiple layers including an outer dimensional layer of traditional fabric and a liner layer integrated with outer layer. The 3D fabrics have variable depth, typically ranging from between about 0.25 inches to about 2.0 inches. The 3D fabrics are produced from a molding process that creates the outer dimensional layer while adhering it to the liner layer. The 3D fabrics have unique visual properties which make them desirable for a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew J. Schwab
  • Patent number: 10946631
    Abstract: Disclosed are thermoplastic composite laminates comprising in order of: (a) a top layer composed of at least one polycarbonate sheet; (b) a fabric layer composed of a fabric comprising aromatic polyamide fibers and an adhesion aid; and (c) a bottom layer composed of at least one polycarbonate sheet; wherein the adhesion aid comprises polycarbonate oligomers having a weight average molecular weight of about 6500 or less. Also disclosed are articles comprising or produced from the thermoplastic composite laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Min Du, Qing Liang, Tao Song
  • Patent number: 10935447
    Abstract: An impact sensing laminate 2 has a first surface 211 on which an impact force acts; a second surface 222 brought in contact with a protection object OBJ; an impact absorption layer 21 and a first pressure-sensitive layer 22. When a direction heading for the second surface from the first surface is defined as a first direction, the first pressure-sensitive layer is in the first direction from the impact absorption layer. The first pressure-sensitive layer is a layer of sensing a first impact force as the impact force to have been attenuated by the impact absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takemoto, Yoshiharu Kuze, Mitsuyoshi Uematsu, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10935349
    Abstract: An explosive device detection and expulsion system broadly comprising a detection subsystem for sensing an IED attached to a vehicle and an expulsion subsystem for expelling the IED from the vehicle. The detection subsystem includes a sensor for detecting an IED via an electromagnetic field change or capacitance change, vibrations, and/or heat, and a controller for activating the expulsion subsystem upon receiving a detection signal from the sensor. The expulsion subsystem includes a deployable panel configured to be attached to the vehicle and a deployable mechanism for shifting the deployable panel from an undeployed state to a deployed state so as to expel the IED from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Brent Hower
  • Patent number: 10907938
    Abstract: An infrared camouflage textile, including an emissivity layer on one side of the textile and adapted to provide at least two different infrared emissivities in a pattern; a heating layer between the emissivity and insulating layers; and a power source to the heating layer. The emissivity layer may include a display module including pixel elements displaying the pattern, each pixel element including a display segment; a plurality of first charged pigments in the display segment each having a first charge; a plurality of second charged pigments in the display segment each having a charge opposite the first charge; an electrical contact coupled to the display segment to receive signals creating an electric field in the display segment; at least one computer-readable storage medium including code to transmit signals to the display module that create an electric field in a pixel element form the pattern in the emissivity layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kenn S. Bates, Robert L. Peirce
  • Patent number: 10865458
    Abstract: A bulletproof steel plate with a tensile strength of 2000 MPa grade and a Brinell Hardness of 600 grade and a manufacturing method thereof, characterized by that the chemical elements in mass percentage thereof being: 0.35-0.45% of C, 0.80-1.60% of Si, 0.3-1.0% of Mn, 0.02-0.06% of Al, 0.3-1.2% of Ni, 0.30-1.00% of Cr, 0.20-0.80% of Mo, 0.20-0.60% of Cu, 0.01-0.05% of Ti, 0.001-0.003% of B, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The tensile strength of the steel plate can reach a grade of 2000 MPa and its Brinell Hardness can reach a grade of 600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoting Zhao, Fengbin Li, Liandeng Yai, Hongbin Li
  • Patent number: 10858715
    Abstract: A dual hardness steel article comprises a first air hardenable steel alloy having a first hardness metallurgically bonded to a second air hardenable steel alloy having a second hardness. A method of manufacturing a dual hard steel article comprises providing a first air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a first mating surface and having a first part hardness, and providing a second air hardenable steel alloy part comprising a second mating surface and having a second part hardness. The first air hardenable steel alloy part is metallurgically secured to the second air hardenable steel alloy part to form a metallurgically secured assembly, and the metallurgically secured assembly is hot rolled to provide a metallurgical bond between the first mating surface and the second mating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: Njall Stefansson, Ronald E. Bailey, Glenn J. Swiatek
  • Patent number: 10716342
    Abstract: A force defusing structure includes first and second plurality of spherical shaped objects. A first spherical shaped object is proximally positioned to two or more second spherical shaped objects. When a force is applied to the first spherical shaped object, the first spherical shaped object collides with the two or more second spherical shaped objects to defuse the force based on a multi-dimensional collision between the first spherical shaped object and the two or more second spherical shaped objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy W. Markison
  • Patent number: 10718594
    Abstract: Removable vehicle window security shield assemblies and related methods of use and/or installation. In some embodiments, an insert-shield assembly may comprise an insert-shield with or without a separate inner shield, one or both of which may comprise a ballistic-rated, transparent material. The assembly may be mounted in and/or to one or more existing windows or other openings of a vehicle. In some embodiments, an inner shield of the shield assembly may be removeable from the assembly. In some embodiments, the entire assembly or a portion thereof may be removed to allow an officer or other user to use the removed portion as a portable shield. The removed portion may be returned to the vehicle following use to enhance the protection of the vehicle. In some embodiments, a personal shield may be inserted into and held by a holster that is positioned within the window frame of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Robert Trott
  • Patent number: 10690452
    Abstract: The ballistic structure for personal protection according to the present invention includes a plurality of rigid structures, separated from one another, in which at least one rigid element is formed by layering of leaves made of high molecular weight polyethylene tapes arranged in parallel and unidirectional fashion wherein these leaves are cross-plied and pressed at high temperature, with adhesive polymers being laid down on at least one face of the single leaves, and in which at least another rigid element is formed by a layering of unidirectional resin-impregnated yarns, wherein each layer of unidirectional yarn is crossed with the subsequent one. Such layering is pressed at high pressure and at high temperature. In a preferred embodiment, the rigid structure, which is the first to be impacted by the bullet, is made of a rigid element composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: F.LLI CITTERIO SPA
    Inventor: Giorgio Celeste Citterio
  • Patent number: 10690451
    Abstract: The present application for patent is in the field of projectile-proof panels and devices and more specifically in the field of visually transparent projectile-proof panels which are light weight and suitable for goggles, helmets and other devices which benefit from being light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Kris McKenna
  • Patent number: 10618845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refractory ceramic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Refractory Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Boro Djuricic, Norbert Freiberger, Christoph Bauer, Jurgen Muhlhausser
  • Patent number: 10428402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hot forming semi-finished products of steel, in which the semi-finished product is heated to the forming temperature, is conveyed to the forming tool, and in the forming tool is hot formed, hardened or press hardened. The object of proposing a method for hot-forming semi-finished products of steel, in which also extremely thin-walled blanks may be conveyed at the forming temperature without issues and be fed to the forming tool properly and without limiting the degree of forming of the semi-finished product, is achieved in that prior to hot forming, hardening or press hardening, at least one structure which increases rigidity at least is incorporated in the semi-finished product, and the structure which increases rigidity of the semi-finished product is at least partially or completely disposed in the trimming region of the semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha Sikora, Janko Banik
  • Patent number: 10378861
    Abstract: An impulse mitigation system configured to mitigate blast impulse directed to a surface (or structure or target). The system includes a substrate in communication with the surface (or structure or target), wherein the substrate is configured to receive an impulse directed to the surface (or structure or target) and then relocate from the surface (or structure or target) in response to received impulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Haydn N. G. Wadley, Vikram Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10357074
    Abstract: A testing apparatus to assess ballistic performance of helmet personnel protective equipment having a flat helmet analogue with a helmet shell material in flat panel form and at least one helmet suspension pad; head surrogate components including a skull skin surrogate, a skull bone surrogate, and a brain tissue surrogate; a pressure indicating film adjacent to the head surrogate components; and one or more pressure sensors in the brain tissue surrogate. Also disclosed is the related method for assessing ballistic performance of helmet personnel protective equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James P. Thomas, Christopher J. Kindle, Peter Matic, William R. Pogue, III
  • Patent number: 10310642
    Abstract: A sapphire article having improved survivability when subjected to impact or a drop event. The article includes a continuous planar array of sapphire segments, which reduces the bending stress experienced by each individual segment. The sapphire article may serve as a cover material for displays in mobile electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kevin Barry Reiman
  • Patent number: 10281242
    Abstract: An armor system includes an armor plate, and an appliqué affixed to an exterior of the armor plate, wherein the appliqué has a density increasing in a direction towards the armor plate and configured to minimize reflection of a blast wave from the armor plate. Also disclosed are method of making such an armor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: David L. Knies, Kenneth S. Grabowski, Alex E. Moser
  • Patent number: 10267600
    Abstract: An explosive device detection and expulsion system broadly comprising a detection subsystem for sensing an IED attached to a vehicle and an expulsion subsystem for expelling the IED from the vehicle. The detection subsystem includes a sensor for detecting an IED via an electromagnetic field change or capacitance change, vibrations, and/or heat, and a controller for activating the expulsion subsystem upon receiving a detection signal from the sensor. The expulsion subsystem includes a deployable panel configured to be attached to the vehicle and a deployable mechanism for shifting the deployable panel from an undeployed state to a deployed state so as to expel the IED from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Brent Hower
  • Patent number: 10253838
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit comprising an actuator having an extension chamber and a retraction chamber, a bypass passage provided in the hydraulic circuit between defined between the extension chamber and the retraction chamber, and a damping device. The damping device includes first and second chambers separated by a wall, a first movable element received within the first chamber and a second movable element received within the second chamber. The first moveable element is movable from its closed position against the force of the first spring by entry of fluid into the second chamber, and the second movable member being movable from its closed position against the force of the second spring by entry of fluid into the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS SAS
    Inventor: Jérôme Socheleau
  • Patent number: 10234243
    Abstract: A lightweight antiballistic plate assembly includes a ceramic antiballistic plate that is strengthened with a superhard protective layer attached to the strike face of the antiballistic plate. In one embodiment, a strike face of the plate has a layer of superhard material, such as polycrystalline diamond (PCD), attached by sintering. In one embodiment, the ceramic antiballistic plate is made from a mixture of silicon carbide and superhard protective strike face comprising a material selected from the group consisting of polycrystalline diamond (PCD), polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN), thermally stable polycrystalline diamond and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: A. Jacob Ganor
  • Patent number: 10061078
    Abstract: In some variations, a polymer-based microlattice structure includes a plurality of intersecting micro-truss structural elements each comprising a thermoset first polymer, and a continuous coating layer (with a second polymer) that substantially encapsulates each of the micro-truss structural elements, wherein the second polymer in the continuous coating layer bonds the thermoset first polymer to a substrate. The micro-truss structural elements preferably are architecturally ordered and the coating layer is uniformly distributed within the microlattice structure. The polymer coating layer may be present over the entire microlattice surface area, thereby increasing bond area to improve toughness. The microlattice structure may also have higher glass-transition temperature and chemical resistance, compared to a microlattice structure without the coating layer. Methods of forming a polymer-based microlattice structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Zak C. Eckel, Jacob M. Hundley, Alan J. Jacobsen, Eric C. Clough, Thomas Boundy
  • Patent number: 10052843
    Abstract: A ballistic shielding material element is provided formed of molecularly oriented layers of material, such a polyethylene or HDPE that is modified using the application of continuous mechanical tension in combination with alternating heating and cooling cycles. The molecularly oriented planar material may then be used in the creation of ballistic resistant material panels through bias lay-up of subsequent layers. Further, the final multilayer composite may be additionally cured to form a final shape, such as a sheet material for construction or three dimensional shapes such as helmets, shields or custom shapes as needed by the end user. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Vall A. Iliev
  • Patent number: 10046388
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a metal foam and a metal foam reinforced back plate may be used to provide high-strength and low weight structural elements in portable information handling systems. A method for manufacturing a metal foam may include selectively adding iridium oxide and ceramic particulate to a light-metal allow to create desired mechanical properties of the metal foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Deeder Mohammad Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10035732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refractory product, a batch for producing the product, a method for producing the product, and a use of the refractory product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: REFRACTORY INTELLECTUAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Boro Djuricic, Norbert Freiberger, Jurgen Muhlhausser, Christoph Bauer
  • Patent number: 9909843
    Abstract: A front-facing armor system utilizing a composite laminate backed by a high hardness substrate. The composite laminate comprises a series of first and second layers. The first layer of the bi-layer laminate system is a polymer with a density of at least 1.8 g/cm3 and having both an amorphous and crystalline phase, and having phase transformation pressure of at least 0.5 GPa at a temperature of 20° C. The second layer of each bi-layer provides acoustic impedance mismatch to generate reflections of the incident compression wave following ballistic impact. Under ballistic impact, the polymer comprising the armor system undergoes a shock-induced transition resulting in a marked change in microstructure and mechanical behavior, providing a significant kinetic energy absorption mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Raymond M. Gamache, Charles M. Roland, Daniel M. Fragiadakis
  • Patent number: 9897418
    Abstract: An electric reactive armor (10) comprises a first electrode (1) and a second electrode (2) spaced apart from the first electrode, to which electrodes (1, 2) a high voltage can be applied so as to disrupt a charge contacting the electrodes. The second electrode (2) comprises an electrically conductive structure (21) having a plurality of surfaces (22) embedded in an insulating material (23), such that the charge jet penetrates successive surfaces of the electrically conductive structure. The electrically conductive structure (21) comprises a meandering structure and/or a structure of linked cavities, such as a honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Berend Hendrik Evenblij, Petrus Jacobus Marie Heskes, Andrè Marcel Diederen, Frederik Johannes Hilvers, Walterus Wilhelmus Johannes Borsboom, Frederik M. Verhorst
  • Patent number: 9869533
    Abstract: A composite article having blast and ballistic resistance suitable for helmets, personal protection and hard armor applications comprises a high-strain hardening elastomeric layer and a layer of continuous yarns having a tenacity of 15 grams per dtex and a modulus of at least 500 grams per dtex or an oriented polyethylene sheet layer having a modulus ten times greater in one direction than in another direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Bryce Vanarsdalen, Philip Dudt, Roshdy G Barsoum, Alyssa Littlestone, Charles M Roland
  • Patent number: 9862427
    Abstract: An underbody of a motor vehicle has a base plate (3) and an impact protector (6) connected a lower side of the base plate (3). The impact protector (6) is a material composite composed of metal and fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Dennis Berger, Michael Werner
  • Patent number: 9809005
    Abstract: Anti-ballistic systems and methods for making same are described. The anti-ballistic systems may be formed from various materials arranged in a structure, such as a wall structure. For example, an anti-ballistic system may be formed from a metal material, a polymer material, and a stone material. In some embodiments, the metal material may include aluminum (for example, an aluminum composite panel), the polymer material may include ethylene vinyl acetate, and the stone material may include granite. The anti-ballistic wall systems may be configured to be resistant to ballistics, blasts, and/or forced entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Antiballistic Security and Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Grieves, Gilbert Meyer, Leif Lundkvist
  • Patent number: 9797691
    Abstract: An armor component having a plurality of ceramic elements, where each ceramic element is covered by a metal coating. Each metal coating covers the outer surface of only one ceramic element. The metal coating is configured to increase a dwell time for the armor component when the armor component is impacted by a projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hunn, Sang J. Lee
  • Patent number: 9752855
    Abstract: Vehicle armor comprises a ceramic panel (1) with a spall covering (6) on a front surface thereof, a rear surface of the ceramic panel being bonded to a stiff support plate (3). A plastically deformable layer (9) is arranged behind the support plate and contiguous therewith. Spacer means define a substantially planar space (14) arranged to be located between the plastically deformable layer (9) and a vehicle hull (13). There may be a frontal plate comprising a ceramic layer (3) bonded between two layers (4, 5) of high strength carbon or glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NP Aerospace Limited
    Inventors: Roger T. A. Medwell, Christopher Davies
  • Patent number: 9739572
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced optically transparent panel that may be utilized as a bulletproof window or shield. The panel includes a plurality of angled reinforcement members having a reflective top and bottom surfaces. Optical lenses are disposed between the reinforcement members directing a light ray in a predetermined direction. The geometry and spacing of the reinforcement members is such that the light rays enter and exit the bulletproof panel at substantially the same angle allowing an observer to view optical images of objects behind the bulletproof panel, thus creating optical transparency. The reinforcement members are of a high strength material capable of being impenetrable by a projectile fired from a ballistic weapon or an explosion debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexey Kovalev
  • Patent number: 9718340
    Abstract: An underfloor unit (10) for protecting components of a motor vehicle, in particular a traction battery for electrically driving the motor vehicle, from ground impacts is provided. The underfloor unit (10) has a floor panel (12) for covering the motor vehicle component on the ground side and a plurality of separate impact protection tiles (16) connected to the floor panel (12) and intended for taking up ground impacts. As a result of the multiplicity of impact protection tiles (16), only individual impact protection tiles (16) need be exchanged on being subjected to a hard absorbed ground impact, thus making it possible to have a motor vehicle with low maintenance and/or repair costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Dennis Berger, Michael Werner
  • Patent number: 9612091
    Abstract: An interleaving hexagonal tile (AHT) is provided for incorporation onto a liner in an array for a personnel armor clothing article. The AHT includes a hexagonally-symmetric solid object composed of a homogeneous material. The object includes a geometry that has obverse and reverse planar surfaces parallel to each other. Each planar surface has triangularly disposed terminals. First and second triple sets of oblique surfaces are disposed between the obverse and reverse planar surfaces. A plurality of facets is disposed substantially perpendicular to the planar surfaces. The facets connect between edges of the planar surfaces and adjacent edges of the oblique surfaces. The first and second triple sets of oblique surfaces are disposed to alternate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Justin T. Blair, Raymond M. Gamache
  • Patent number: 9605135
    Abstract: Disclosed are a shear thickening fluid (STF) and a polymer composite comprising a core filled with a shear thickening fluid containing silica particles dispersed in polyethylene glycol; an inner capsule layer formed of an emulsifier surrounding the shear thickening fluid; and an outer capsule layer formed of a thermosetting resin surrounding the inner capsule layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Eui Sang Yoo, Ju Hea Kim, Won Young Jeong, Hyun Kyung Lee, Jae Kyoung Lee, Joon Taek Jun, Nam Hee Kwon, Mi Yeon Kwon, Dae Young Lim
  • Patent number: 9526320
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device with a screen, the case comprising a band arranged to surround the edge of the device. The band comprises a layer of flexible polymer (1) and a layer of a damping material (3) which is softer than the flexible polymer provided within the flexible polymer layer. The damping material (3) has a plurality of protrusions (2) projecting inwardly from a substantial portion of the inner periphery of the band to engage with the device. The protrusions are arranged such that, in normal use there is substantially no contact between the band and the device other than through the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TECH 21 LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Benjamin Thorpe
  • Patent number: 9494389
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced optically transparent panel that may be utilized as a bulletproof window or shield. The panel includes a plurality of angled reinforcement members having a reflective top and bottom surfaces. Optical lenses are disposed between the reinforcement members directing a light ray in a predetermined direction. The geometry and spacing of the reinforcement members is such that the light rays enter and exit the bulletproof panel at substantially the same angle allowing an observer to view optical images of objects behind the bulletproof panel, thus creating optical transparency. The reinforcement members are of a high strength material capable of being impenetrable by a projectile fired from a ballistic weapon or an explosion debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexey Kovalev
  • Patent number: 9459079
    Abstract: A lightweight armor for resisting penetration by both fragments and high velocity sharply pointed projectiles. The lightweight armor includes a slide region and a receiving region, with the slide region having a backing material coated with polyurea to slidably redirect projectiles towards the receiving region, which may include high strength thickened projectile stopping materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Philip Dudt, Alyssa Littlestone
  • Patent number: 9430189
    Abstract: An impact detection and remediation system includes a sensing device for detecting damage events related to a structure of interest. Such damage events may include impact from a ballistic object, a tamper event, a physical impact, or other events that may affect structural integrity or cause failure. Illustratively, the sensing device is in communication with a measurement system to determine impact criteria, and a processing system which is configured to use the impact criteria to determine a direction of the initiation point of a ballistic causing the damage event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Alexander M. Soles, Matthew R. Walsh, Eric B. Scott
  • Patent number: 9429395
    Abstract: The invention is a gradient ballistic material and honeycomb grille that includes a louver system and a honeycomb structure. The louver system contains a gradient of ballistic materials to improve air handling and protection. The louver system may be constructed of one or more pieces of ballistic material so that at least one section is harder than a second section. The honeycomb structure acts a “catcher” or backstop to collect the fragments created by a projectiles contact with the harder section of the louver system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P.
    Inventors: David Arthur Schade, Dennis Jenks, Adrienne Bourque, David Carlin, Mark Albert Middione, Adonis Kassinos, James Cole Barthel, Chris Tarantino, Tom Winant
  • Patent number: 9404546
    Abstract: A copper-free friction material composition for a brake lining includes a fibrous form of an aluminum magnesium alloy, and a solid lubricant having a sulfur. The friction material composition can be disposed over at least a region of a backing plate of a brake pad to form a brake lining. The aluminum magnesium alloy contains about 4.5% to about 5.6% magnesium by weight. The friction material composition includes, by weight, about 5% to about 6% of the solid lubricant, about 5% to about 9.75% of the fibrous form of an aluminum magnesium alloy, about 7% to about 10% of an organic filler composition, and about 13% to about 17% of an abrasive composition, and can also include an inorganic filler, and a binder that develops the other components in the friction material composition into a thermosetting matrix. The friction material composition has a dynamic coefficient of friction of about 0.43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Roy L. Cox
  • Patent number: 9400146
    Abstract: Methods for forming armored glass cylinders suitable for improving resistance of armor to armor piercing rounds, explosively formed penetrators, or other threats. Cool a cylindrical glass or ceramic element to a temperature below that of a cylindrical casing, place the cylindrical glass or ceramic element into the cylindrical casing while the cylindrical glass or ceramic element is cool, and seal the cylindrical casing and allow the temperature of the cylindrical glass or ceramic element to rise, such that the cylindrical casing compresses the cylindrical glass or ceramic element. Alternately, heat a metal cylindrical casing, press glass or ceramic into the cylinder while the metal cylinder is at an elevated temperature, seal the metal cylindrical casing while metal cylindrical casing is at an elevated temperature, and allow the metal cylinder to cool, such that when cooled, the cylindrical casing will compress the glass in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Daniel M. Fragiadakis, Raymond M. Gamache
  • Patent number: 9395159
    Abstract: A lightweight armor system utilizing a face section having a multiplicity of monoliths embedded in a matrix supported on low density foam. The face section is supported with a strong stiff backing plate. The backing plate is mounted on a spall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. McElfresh, Scott E. Groves, Mitchell L. Moffet, Louis P. Martin
  • Patent number: 9383172
    Abstract: An interleaving hexagonal tile (AHT) is provided for incorporation onto a liner in an array for a personnel armor clothing article. The AHT includes a hexagonally-symmetric solid object composed of a homogeneous material. The object includes a geometry that has obverse and reverse planar surfaces parallel to each other. Each planar surface has triangularly disposed terminals. First and second triple sets of oblique surfaces are disposed between the obverse and reverse planar surfaces. A plurality of facets is disposed substantially perpendicular to the planar surfaces. The facets connect between edges of the planar surfaces and adjacent edges of the oblique surfaces. The first and second triple sets of oblique surfaces are disposed to alternate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Raymond M. Gamache, Justin T. Blair
  • Patent number: 9383175
    Abstract: The invention relates to a walking floor for an armored vehicle with a double floor to protect against mine explosions, characterized by a composite panel (10) having at least one core layer (11) made of a honeycomb structure, which is arranged between a first and a second outer layer (12a, 12b) and is connected thereto, wherein retaining means for connecting the composite panel (10) to the vehicle are integrated in the composite panel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: EC TECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Walter, Rolf Matthias Alter
  • Patent number: 9366506
    Abstract: A durable ceramic and metallic coating has been applied to ceramic tiles to protect the tiles while undergoing a molten metal casting operation. The plasma sprayed coating consists of a ceramic top coat layer of aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, or other oxides with or without a metallic bond coat layer and with or without a functionally gradient coating. This coating protects the underlying ceramic tile, which is composed of boron carbide, silicon carbide, alumina (Al2O3) or other type of hard ceramic, from reacting chemically with the molten metal. The molten metal is cast around the ceramic tiles to create a lattice of ceramic tiles that are used for protection from projectiles and shrapnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: APS MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Willson, Michael C. Willson, Anil R. (Neil) Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 9329000
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a structural frame member including a structural tunnel, a first frame coupled to the structural tunnel and configured to engage a first axle assembly and a first suspension assembly, a second frame coupled to the structural tunnel and configured to engage a second axle assembly and a second suspension assembly, a cab assembly coupled to the structural tunnel, and an isolated joint positioned to support the cab assembly. The cab assembly is isolated from the structural tunnel, the first frame, and the second frame. The isolated joint includes a first bracket associated with the structural tunnel, a second bracket associated with the cab assembly, and a resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Oshkosh Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Micah C. Richmond, Kristopher J. Krueger, David J Pelko
  • Patent number: 9303956
    Abstract: A non-metallic armor article comprises a pultruded housing defining at least one cavity. A plurality of substantially dry ballistic impact resistant broad goods sheets are at least partially enclosed in the cavity and held in suspension independently within the cavity. The pultruded housing is engaged with the plurality of substantially dry ballistic impact resistant broad goods sheets by being secured to one or more of the plurality of substantially dry ballistic impact resistant broad goods sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TechDyne LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher, Sr.
  • Patent number: RE46898
    Abstract: A coating of atactic polypropylene over a transparent armor substrate improves resistance to penetration while allowing convenient repair of minor abrasions and scratches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Raymond M. Gamache