Michael Lanowy Phones & Addresses

  • West Warwick, RI
  • 86 Regina Dr, Cranston, RI 02921 (401) 943-3744
  • East Greenwich, RI
  • 86 Regina Dr, Cranston, RI 02921


Position: Professional/Technical


Degree: Associate degree or higher


Us Patents

Torpedo Launch Mechanism And Method

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US Patent:
6418870, Jul 16, 2002
May 31, 2000
Appl. No.:
Michael J. Lanowy - Newport RI
Kenneth G. Sharpe - Bristol RI
David A. Lussier - Jamestown RI
Daniel M. Godfrey - Kingstown RI
Mark A. Rodrigues - River MA
Gary R. Berlam - Warwick RI
Systems Engineering Associates Corporation - Middletown RI
International Classification:
F41F 310
US Classification:
114238, 114318, 89 181, 89 1818
A retrofitable breech is disclosed for use on existing tubes for launching vehicles, such as torpedoes. The breech utilizes gas generators such as commercial off the shelf automotive airbag inflators, for propelling the torpedo from the tube. A plurality, typically three or four, generators are used and are fired in sequence with a controlled time delay. A retrofitable device is also disclosed for activating the weapons securing mechanism to release the torpedo. In addition, a release mechanism is disclosed for pulling the electrical connector plug on the torpedo. The sequence of releasing the torpedo, retraction of the plug and firing the inflators is controlled by a controller upon initiation of the firing sequence.
Michael Lanowy from West Warwick, RI, age ~43 Get Report