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8661985 Low-profile igniter assemblies adapted for use with inflatable airbag systems  
Low-profile igniter assemblies adapted for use with low-profile inflators as well as conventionally sized inflators are disclosed. Such igniter assemblies can comprise an adaptor, an ignition...
8661984 Sabot  
A sabot petal having an axis parallel to or coinciding with the launch axis. The sabot petal is formed from a plurality of stacked sheets of composite material consisting of a fiber reinforcement...
8656838 Secondary chamber combustion control  
A gas generating system includes a first chamber activatable to provide a first quantity of gas and a second chamber activatable independently of the first chamber to provide a second quantity of...
8656837 Safety and arming device for projectiles inertial lock with MEMS technology  
The invention relates to a safety and arming device for projectiles and using micro-electromagnetic technology, such device incorporating a slider made mobile by the effect of the centrifugal...
8657235 Space debris removal using upper atmosphere and vortex generator  
The systems and methods of the invention modulate atmospheric gases to temporarily increase the amount of atmospheric particles in the path of the debris, in order to decelerate the debris and...
8651024 Shot packing method and related devices  
A cartridge ammunition load and/or method. Such a load may comprise a shot casing, a combustible propellant charge, a wad, and a plurality of shot. The shot may include shot of a first size and a...
8651023 Hermetic covering system and method for a projectile  
In one embodiment, a hermetic covering system includes a projectile and at least one bag. The projectile has a body and a component that houses moisture-sensitive equipment. The at least one bag...
8651022 Compact mechanical inertia igniters for thermal batteries and the like  
An inertial igniter for igniting a thermal battery upon a predetermined acceleration event is provided. The inertial igniter including: a base having a first projection; a striker mass rotatably...
8646386 Miniature safe and arm mechanisms for fuzing of gravity dropped small weapons  
Methods and devices for differentiating an actual air drop of a gravity dropped weapon from an accidental drop of the weapon onto a surface. The method including: connecting a first end of at least...
8646387 Detonator connector and detonator system  
A connector (30) which connects a detonator to a two-wire harness (14) from a control unit (12) and which includes a timer which, after a timing interval, enables the connection of a following...
8648285 Remotely guided gun-fired and mortar rounds  
A system for guiding a gun-fired or mortared round towards an intended target, the system including a round having: a forward facing image pick-up device for capturing image data; a first...
8646389 Jacketed bullet with bonded core  
A jacketed bullet comprising a dense core of a first material substantially surrounded by and bonded to a jacket of a second material, wherein the thickness of the jacket varies.
8646388 Broadhead bullet  
A new type of firearm projectile incorporating the functionality of a pivoting blade broad head with that of a firearm propelled projectile. The Broadhead Bullet is for use in shorter ranges akin...
8640625 Kinetic energy training projectile  
A kinetic energy training cartridge simulates the performance, weight, length, and external geometry of a tactical cartridge. The training cartridge includes a cartridge case and a projectile that...
8640620 Non-inertial safe and arm device  
A safety and arming device may include a substrate and a frame fixed to the substrate. The frame may include a travel slot, a head socket, first and second gas expansion chambers having respective...
8640624 Low collateral damage air defense projectile  
A kinetic energy penetrator with a longitudinal axis may include a forward segment having a lateral surface, a rear surface, and at least one air bleed channel extending from the lateral surface to...
8640622 Tandem nested projectile assembly  
A projectile assembly 10 includes an individual projectile 20 and a composite projectile 30. The individual projectile 20 has a communicating portion 22. The composite projectile 30 includes at...
8640589 Projectile modification method  
A method of modifying a projectile includes removing material from an aft end of the projectile, and coupling a device to the aft end. The method may be used to convert a spin-stabilized projectile...
8640621 Non-dud signature training cartridge and projectile  
A training cartridge projectile for use in either a plastic cartridge case or a conventional metal cartridge case is disclosed that contains no explosive material. The projectile has an insert...
8640623 Multiple purpose tandem nested projectile  
A multiple-purpose projectile assembly includes an anti-personnel projectile, an armor-penetrating projectile, a propellant, a base bleed gas, and a primer. The anti-personnel projectile includes a...
8640619 Use of polyamide thermal plastics as low cost electronics potting compounds for munitions applications  
The present invention is directed to use of a polyamide thermal plastic as a potting compound for potting electronic components (ex.—printed circuit boards) of an electronics assembly which is i...
8635957 Pyrophoric arrows  
An arrow-type warhead (100,200,300,400,500,600,700) comprises an envelope (102,202), a filling (108), a hardened head section (104) to promote penetration of the target and a stabilizing mechanism...
8635956 Munition having detonation time-out circuitry  
A munition including: a power supply having a piezoelectric material for generating power from a vibration upon impact of the munition; a processor operatively connected to the power supply for...
8631743 Priming device initiated electrically for a projectile  
A priming device for a projectile incorporating a safety and arming device as well as an electrically initiated detonator that is activated by an electronic firing module, wherein the priming...
8631744 Method of blasting multiple layers or levels of rock  
A method of blasting plural layers of material (38, 40, 42, 44) in a blastfield (16) that reduces the amount of mechanical excavation required to expose a lower layer of material. The method...
8627770 Cartridge assembly having an integrated retention system  
A cartridge assembly for large bore gun systems having an integrated retention assembly for maintaining propellant charges within the cartridge case. The cartridge case having an interior space for...
8627771 Selectable fragment size fragmentation warhead  
A fragmenting warhead is provided having an outer cylindrically shaped hollow steel shell which can be selectively detonated into different fragment types and sizes. The warhead has a plastic liner...
8627769 Cementitious compositions  
The invention provides a method of preparing a blast hole which method comprises the steps of: drilling a blast hole;placing explosives in the blast hole;filling the blast hole with a stemming...
8627707 Method for the development and quality control of flow-optimized shaped charges  
An improved test setup facility, referred to as a “Quick Development Cell” (QDC), which allows for rapid turnaround testing with valuable feedback to a design engineer. Because the QDC allows for...
8622001 Kinetic energy fragmenting warhead and projectile incorporating same  
A kinetic energy fragmenting warhead includes a penetrator, a plurality of fragments disposed about the penetrator, and a sleeve disposed about at least some of the plurality of fragments. A...
8622149 Ballistic transfer delay device  
A ballistic transfer delay device and method of use. The ballistic transfer delay device does not include a firing pin and it is not pressure initiated. The device comprises a time delay fuse, a...
8621998 Remote initiator breaching system  
A remote initiator breaching system for initiating breaching charges over a short range requiring no physical link between the breacher and the demolition charge. The remote initiator breaching...
8621974 Modular over pressure disrupter  
In an exemplary embodiment, an overpressure disrupter system is described including at least one module, an explosive material contained in at least one module, and a fire retardant material...
8621999 Coruscative white light generator  
An apparatus and method for generating a very bright white light source. The apparatus is a coruscative white light generator, comprising: a shaped charge liner; and a radial line-shaped charge...
8622000 Rounded cubic shot and shotshells loaded with rounded cubic shot  
A shot pellet for a shotshell. The shot pellet has a generally cubic shape comprising six generally square faces joined by rounded edges that have a radius of curvature of between about 15% and 40%...
8616128 Gas generator  
A gas generator assembly and method of operation. A plurality of stacks of laterally adjacent and laterally and axially supported gas generant wafers are contained within a housing. An igniter...
8616131 Rupturing devices  
The invention provides rupturing devices for mitigating the explosive reaction of a casing (121), hollow tubular body or container, particularly a munition, when it is subject to an external...
8616130 Liners for warheads and warheads having improved liners  
Improved liners and explosive devices having improved liners are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a liner for an explosive device comprises a plate configured to be positioned...
8616132 Apparatus and method for distributing irritants or warfare agents  
An apparatus for distributing irritants or warfare agents includes a container having an interior for providing an irritant or warfare agent, which is dissolved or emulsified in a solution gas in...
8616129 Cartridge actuator and method of manufacture thereof  
A cartridge useful as an activator of other systems, and related method of manufacture. The cartridge's casing includes a fuse delimited by placing a plate at each end staked to the casing for...
8616127 Methods for electro-mechanical safety and arming of a projectile  
A safety and arming apparatus for use with a projectile includes a rotor pivotable between a safe position and an armed position. A biasing element holds a mass engaged with the rotor to restrain...
8607704 Method for electrical flashover ignition and combustion of propellent charge, as well as propellent charge and ammunition shot in accordance therewith  
The invention relates to a method of, in the electrical ignition of a propellent charge (1) provided with an electrically conductive surface coating (5) and comprising one or more propellant...
8607702 Low energy ignition system for large and medium caliber ammunition  
A primary ignition system for large caliber ammunition which ignition system is less sensitive to unwanted ignition by conventional temperatures or conventional electrical signals or by stray...
8607705 Low shock rocket body separation  
The present disclosure generally relates a high strength, low weight, and low shock rocket body separating joint for the purpose of joining rocket bodies, and method of assembly thereof. The...
8607706 Device for temporarily connecting and pyrotechnically separating two assemblies  
Temporary connection and pyrotechnic separation device with a longitudinal axis (X) comprising a pyrotechnic expansion tube (14) mounted in a space (11) formed in a connection zone between a first...
8607703 Enhanced reliability miniature piston actuator for an electronic thermal battery initiator  
A system for a piston actuator comprising a configuration with lead styphnate charge material and Nichrome® bridgewire, wherein the device configuration provides very high reliability, including ...
8607707 Identifiable ammunition and related methods  
The invention relates to an identifiable bullet and methods for making an identifiable bullet. In one embodiment, the bullet has a generally circumferential body that tapers from a rearward end...
8607708 Impact igniting incendiary device for projectiles  
An improved apparatus and method for fitting a normally non-explosive containing projectile with a spotting charge. A spotting charge capsule is inserted into an opening in the front of a...
8601929 Incendiary dispensing system  
An incendiary dispensing system (10) comprises a casing (12), a supply (16) of incendiary capsules (18), an apparatus (14) for initiating and dispensing the incendiary capsules (18), and a loading...
8601950 Method for producing a large-caliber explosive projectile, and an explosive projectile produced using this method  
A method is provided for producing a large-calibre explosive projectile having a projectile casing with an ogival front part, which surrounds an internal area filled with a plastic-bonded explosive...