US Patent No: 6,860,186

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Ceramic bodies and ballistic armor incorporating the same

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The invention provides a ceramic body for deployment in a composite armor panel, for absorbing and dissipating kinetic energy from high velocity projectiles, the body having a peg-like configuration consisting of a stem section and a head section wherein a cross-sectional area across the stem is less than a cross-sectional area across the head section.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cohen, Michael Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, Mobile Post North Yehuda 90200, IL 122 2017

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* H1061 Composite shields 16 1983
* 5,972,819 Ceramic bodies for use in composite armor 37 1997
* 6,289,781 Composite armor plates and panel 37 1999
* 6,203,908 Composite armor 40 1999
* 6,408,734 Composite armor panel 52 2000
 
Georg Fischer Aktiengesellschaft (1)
* 4,665,794 Armor and a method of manufacturing it 30 1983
 
AEROJET-GENERAL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,200,664 Explosion barrier 43 1999
 
CERADYNE, INC. (1)
* 6,532,857 Ceramic array armor 67 2000
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
* 5,738,925 Ballistic armor having a flexible load distribution system 68 1996
 
Mofet Etzion (1)
* 6,112,635 Composite armor panel 80 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZEPHYROS, INC. (3)
* 2005/0241,756 Adhesive material and structures formed therewith 23 2005
8,070,994 Panel structure 12 2005
* 2010/0025,147 DAMPING MATERIAL, METHOD OF FORMING THE DAMPING MATERIAL AND METHOD OF USING THE DAMPING MATERIAL 3 2006
 
FOSTER-MILLER, INC. (2)
8,087,339 Armor system 2 2007
* 2010/0083,819 Armor system 9 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
7,500,422 Modular functional star-disc system 6 2006
8,590,438 Method and a device for pre-stressed armor 1 2009
* 2011/0214,561 METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR PRE-STRESSED ARMOR 3 2009
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
8,978,535 Articulating protective system for resisting mechanical loads 0 2011
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC (4)
7,866,248 Encapsulated ceramic composite armor 37 2007
* 2009/0114,083 Encapsulated ceramic composite armor 23 2007
* 2010/0282,062 ARMOR PROTECTION AGAINST EXPLOSIVELY-FORMED PROJECTILES 4 2008
* 2008/0236,378 AFFIXABLE ARMOR TILES 13 2008
 
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (2)
7,703,375 Composite armor with a cellular structure 11 2006
* 2010/0089,228 COMPOSITE ARMOR WITH A CELLULAR STRUCTURE 4 2006
 
SGL CARBON AG (1)
* 2005/0217,471 Ceramic antiballistic layer, process for producing the layer and protective device having the layer 16 2004
 
COMPOSIX CO. (2)
7,617,757 Ceramic multi-hit armor 7 2006
* 2009/0229,453 CERAMIC MULTI-HIT ARMOR 4 2006
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (7)
7,794,808 Elastomeric damage-control barrier 8 2006
8,105,510 Method for making ballistic armor using low-density ceramic material 0 2007
7,685,922 Composite ballistic armor having geometric ceramic elements for shock wave attenuation 13 2007
8,105,967 Lightweight ballistic armor including non-ceramic-infiltrated reaction-bonded-ceramic composite material 2 2008
8,069,770 Modular spaced armor assembly 0 2009
* 8,226,873 Method for designing and making a plural-layer composite armor system 1 2012
* 2012/0312,150 Body armor of ceramic ball embedded polymer 6 2012
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (2)
7,966,923 Conformable self-healing ballistic armor 1 2007
* 2011/0072,959 Conformable self-healing ballistic armor 1 2007
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (3)
7,546,796 Armor and method of making same 6 2006
* 2009/0126,557 ARMOR AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME 13 2006
8,215,222 System, method, and apparatus for improving the performance of ceramic armor materials with shape memory alloys 0 2007
 
Exothermics, Inc. (3)
* 8,087,143 Method for producing armor through metallic encapsulation of a ceramic core 8 2008
* 2011/0220,280 Method for producing armor through metallic encapsulation of a ceramic core 3 2008
* 8,091,204 Method for producing metallically encapsulated ceramic armor 1 2009
 
Defbar Systems LLC (1)
* 7,861,638 Transparent blast and ballistic projectile resistant barrier 4 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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