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US6499407: Packaging method for infrared special material

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Roger D. Brum ·
Assignee(s) Meggitt Defense Systems ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker ·
Primary Examiner Michael J. Carone ·
Application Number US9792516
Filing date 02/23/2001
Issue date 12/31/2002
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 02/23/2021
U.S. Classifications 102/505  · 102/504  · 102/503  · 89/154  · 102/502  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 102501 · 102502 · 102503 · 102505 · 102336 · 102338 · 102342 · 89 154 ·
9 Claims, 4 Drawings


Abstract

A method of packaging a multiplicity of infrared decoy foils into a canister having an aft end and a drive screw extending therein. The present method allows for the controlled dispensing and dispersal of the decoy foils from within the canister and comprises the initial step of assembling the decoy foils into at least one stack. The stack is advanced into the canister, with a preload being applied to at least a portion of the stack through the use of at least one separator plate cooperatively engaged to the drive screw. The preload applied to the decoy foils is of a force greater than or equal to that required to dispense the decoy foils from the canister.

Independent Claims | See all claims (9)

  1. 1. A method of packaging a multiplicity of infrared decoy foils into a canister having an aft end and a drive screw extending therein which allows for the controlled dispensing and dispersal of the decoy foils from within the canister, the method comprising the steps of: (a) assembling the decoy foils into at least two stacks; (b) advancing the stacks into the canister; and (c) applying a preload to at least one of the stacks by cooperatively engaging at least one separator plate to the drive screw such that the separator plate is disposed between the stacks.
  2. 6. A method of packaging a multiplicity of infrared decoy foils into a canister having an aft end and a drive screw extending therein which allows for the controlled dispensing and dispersal of the decoy foils from within the canister, the method comprising the steps of: (a) assembling the decoy foils into at least two stacks; (b) advancing the stacks into the canister; and (c) applying a preload to at least one of the stacks by threadably engaging at least one separator plate to the drive screw by producing relative rotation between the separator plate and the drive screw such that the separator plate is disposed between the stacks, the drive screw having threads formed thereon, the separator plate having a hole formed therein, the hole having internal threads for engaging the drive screw threads.

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Other Publications

Defense Electronics; Oct. 1986; Expendable Decoys Counter Missles with New Technology; Marc Liebman.

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US20020117073 Roger Brum Aug 2002
US20020170456 Roger Brum Nov 2002
US6499407 Meggitt Defense Systems Roger D. Brum Dec 2002