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8896982 Electrodes for electronic weaponry and methods of manufacture  
A deployment unit for an electronic control device (ECD) used as a weapon provides a current from a signal generator of the ECD through tissue of a human or animal target. The deployment unit...
8894783 Metal augmented charge  
This invention relates to an apparatus for explosively dispersing particles of reactive metals into the atmosphere to form a fuel-air explosive. Also, this invention relates to a composition, which...
8888908 Colorant compositions comprising metathesized unsaturated polyol esters  
Disclosed are improved colorant compositions that are suitable for encapsulation in an impact-rupturable casing that is adapted for intact projectile motion and rupture upon contact with a target...
8887611 Method for neutralizing explosives and electronics  
Disclosed is a system for detonating a buried explosive device by discharging an electric discharge with at least five joules of energy to detonate the buried explosive device.
8887548 Land mine simulator  
A land mine simulator includes a housing having an opening formed in one end thereof. A plate movably supported in the housing's opening has a first face exposed to a surrounding environment and a...
8887638 Gun disabling exploding bullet  
A capsule is configured to have the outward appearance of a cartridge for a firearm and the capsule is designed to explode within a chamber of a firearm and disable the firearm when fired from the...
8887641 40 mm low drag extended range projectile  
A 40 mm ammunition projectile for firing without significant spin in an M203 or an M320 grenade launcher. The ammunition includes a projectile body having hollow inner cavity therein for an...
8887640 Electro-mechanical fuze for hand grenades  
A safety fuze includes a magneto striker generator (MSG) as its a power generation source. The MSG provides energy to energize an electronic unit and a safety and arming device. The safety fuze...
8887639 Inflatable bag with burst control envelope and gas generator  
A rupturable bag assembly comprises an inflatable bag which parts at a target internal pressure to produce an acoustic shock wave having a minimum target noise level at a prescribed distance. The...
8881654 Bullets with lateral damage stopping power  
Ammunition which includes a bullet having an effective caliber that is larger than its nominal caliber, comprised of a bullet body with a longitudinal cavity in the forward end, and one or more...
8881655 Projectile with strike point marking  
The present invention describes a projectile (100,100a,100b,100c,100d) containing two luminescent dye components (123,125) and a dye powder (126). The first luminescent dye component (123) is...
8875632 Method of manufacturing colored shot for shot shells  
A method for providing permanently colored steel shot for shot shells through anodizing and shells manufactured utilizing the shot.
8875432 Firearm  
A firearm for implementing an improved 9 mm cartridge is provided, wherein the improved 9 mm cartridge includes a 9 mm bullet associated with a 45-9 cartridge casing, wherein the 9 mm bullet...
8875633 Adhesive lip for a high strength polymer-based cartridge casing and manufacturing method  
A high strength polymer-based cartridge casing can include a first end having a mouth and a neck extending away from the mouth. Next, a shoulder extends below the neck and away from the first end....
8875634 Aerodynamic projectile  
An aerodynamic projectile is provided having a shell with an aerodynamic structure and a controlled center of gravity, and which exhibits improved aerodynamics and resulting accuracy, and which is...
8875631 High-G inertial igniter  
A method for igniting a thermal battery upon a predetermined acceleration event. The method including: rotatably connecting a striker mass to a base; aligning a first projection on the striker mass...
8869704 Sub-caliber projectile with a fitted head structure  
An arrow-type sub-caliber projectile has a piercing bar which is cylindrical about a longitudinal axis, extended by a conical portion, and is surrounded by a sabot made of a lightweight material...
8869701 Cartridged projectile  
The present invention describes an improved cartridged projectile (100). The cartridged projectile (100) comprises a projectile (110) seating at a mouth of a cartridge case (130). The cartridge...
8870221 Gas generator  
The present invention provides a gas generator including: a housing including an inner cylindrical member for defining an ignition chamber therein,a first combustion chamber and a second combustion...
8869703 Techniques utilizing high performance armor penetrating round  
An armor penetrating round includes an elongated core portion (e.g., a hollow tool steel core) defining a front end, an aft end, and a central cavity which extends from the aft end toward the front...
8869700 Impulse-based compact mechanical G-switch with modular design  
A G-switch including: a base and posts, the posts having a hole; a locking ball with a portion disposed in the holes; a striker mass movably disposed relative to the posts and having a concave...
8869702 Variable inside shoulder polymer cartridge  
A high strength polymer-based cartridge casing can include a first end having a mouth and a neck extending away from the mouth. Next, a shoulder extends below the neck and away from the first end....
8863666 Method and system for electronically shaping detonated charges  
According to an embodiment, a method for controlling the shape and direction of an explosion may include sensing the direction of an incoming threat, calculating an intercept vector for the threat,...
8863665 Connectors for separable firing unit assemblies, separable firing unit assemblies, and related methods  
Connection cables for separable firing unit assemblies comprise a first mating connector at a first end and a second mating connector at a second, opposing end. A stripline cable electrically...
8863421 Caseless ammunition firing system and device  
A firearm for firing caseless ammunition, the firearm comprising a stock which is capable of receiving one or more magazines of caseless ammunition, a frame connected to the stock, one or more...
8863664 Igniter assembly  
An igniter assembly includes, an igniter body having an ignition portion and an electroconductive pin, a substantially cylindrical collar surrounding and retaining the igniter body, and a tubular...
8857340 Simulant material for primary explosives  
Provided is a simulant material including a primary explosive and a carrier.
8857342 NANO-enhanced kinetic energy particles  
The current invention relates to the fields of ballistic and kinetic energy (KE) weapons. Specifically a novel apparatus and use of nanomaterials has been developed to make significant improvements...
8857338 Electrode ignition and control of electrically ignitable materials  
Apparatus for providing electrically initiated and/or controlled combustion of electrically ignitable propellants is provided. In one example, the apparatus includes a volume of electrically...
8857341 Flying primer for hand grenade fuze  
A more IM compliant grenade fuze assembly includes a fuze body, an energetics train disposed in the fuze body, and a striker lever rotatably attached to the fuze body. A spring-loaded rotor...
8857339 Detonation of explosives  
An explosives detonator system for detonating an explosive charge with which it is, in use, arranged in a detonating relationship is provided. On acceptance of a detonation initiating signal having...
8857343 High volume multiple component projectile assembly  
A projectile includes a head, a tail, and an interface that interconnects the head and tail. Multiple sections of the interface are deformed by being compressed radially inwardly into respective...
8850885 Water air-bubble fragment recovery test apparatus  
A water air-bubble fragment recovery test apparatus that facilitates accurate assessment of fragmentation characteristics and lethality that are normally detonated in air. An airtight, waterproof...
8850985 Polymeric material suitable for making ammunition cartridge casings  
An ammunition article is provided which comprises a casing and a cap wherein the casing is formed from a polymeric material that has a room temperature notched Izod impact value greater than about...
8850986 Cylindrical (drum) centerfire cartridge's primer  
The present invention relates to a novel cylindrical drum design to eliminate the need for the adhering method in the primer's design, while providing protection against the effects of temperature...
8851786 Bulkhead sealing mechanism  
A reversible sealing mechanism for sealing a bulkhead having a first central aperture defined along a central axis and disposed between first and second compartments includes a cover member having...
8851519 Releasable tether retention system  
A releasable tether retention system is provided. The system includes a housing, a movable member movably mounted within the housing, and a sliding element coupled to the movable member so as to...
8850984 Device for improved method of blasting  
An explosive cartridge comprising: an explosive composition;a deactivating agent that is capable of desensitising the explosive composition; anda barrier element that prevents contact between the...
8844444 Reusable test projectile  
A reusable test projectile may be used for spinning and non-spinning shots in a soft catch system. The projectile may include a body having an integrally formed base and a removable nose. The body...
8844443 Spin or aerodynamically stabilized ammunition  
Disclosed is spin-stabilized ammunition for use in grooved or smooth bore handheld firearms with calibers up to 60 mm. The projectile of the ammunition features a body in the shape of a truncated...
8839720 Security enhanced blasting apparatus, and method of blasting  
Blasting apparatuses are disclosed that include enhanced security features, including biometric analysis of specific biological features of a candidate blast operator, thereby to generate a...
8841567 Compact and mechanical inertial igniters for thermal batteries and the like for munitions with short duration firing setback shock  
An inertial igniter including: a body having a base; a striker release element rotatably disposed on the body, the striker release element having a first surface; a first biasing element for...
8833262 Lead free reduced ricochet limited penetration projectile  
A frangible projectile with a specific gravity similar to a lead projectile. The projectile comprises 34-94%, by weight, binder. The binder comprises poly ether block amide resin. The projectile...
8833261 Ignition train mechanism for illumination flare  
The present invention relates to an improved apparatus for safely igniting a pyrotechnic device such as a flare which is suspended by a parachute following deployment from an air craft. More...
8833223 Multi-petal projectile adapter for a dearmer  
A multi-petal adapter that enables projectiles of different sizes to be used in a single dearmer. The adapter includes a plurality of petals that are secured, in a detachable way, to a base. The...
8833227 Sealing ring and propellant charge cartridge  
A sealing ring obturates a propellant charge cartridge of an automatic firearm for caseless ammunition, in particular against an end face of a firearm element, in particular for a breech or a...
8829401 Projectile and associated method for seeking a target identified by laser designation  
A projectile and associated method are provided for seeking a target that has been laser designated even though the projectile does not include a laser receiver. A projectile includes an...
8826820 High energy blasting  
A method of blasting rock, in mining for recoverable material, comprising drilling blastholes in a blast zone loading the blastholes with explosives and then firing the explosives in the blastholes...
8826821 Explosives container and method  
An explosives container comprising a flexible inner bag within a flexible outer bag, the outer bag comprising a first end and a second end and a booster compartment located on an external surface...
8827308 Filter with integrated baffle  
An airbag assembly may include an airbag and an inflator in fluid communication with the airbag. The inflator may have a first chamber containing a first gas source and a second chamber containing...