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Title: System and method for multi-stage bypass, low operating temperature suppressor for automatic weapons

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a suppressor for use with a weapon. The suppressor may be formed to have a body portion having a bore extending concentric with a bore axis of the weapon barrel. An opening in the bore extends at least substantially circumferentially around the bore. A flow path communicates with the opening and defines a channel for redirecting gasses flowing in the bore out from the bore, through the opening, into a rearward direction in the flow path. The flow path raises a pressure at the opening to generate a Mach disk within the bore at a location approximately coincident with the opening. The Mach disk forms as a virtual baffle to divert at least a portion of the gasses into the opening and into the flow path.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1183934
Patent Number(s):
9,052,152
Application Number:
13/764,380
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Moss, William C., and Anderson, Andrew T. System and method for multi-stage bypass, low operating temperature suppressor for automatic weapons. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Moss, William C., & Anderson, Andrew T. System and method for multi-stage bypass, low operating temperature suppressor for automatic weapons. United States.
Moss, William C., and Anderson, Andrew T. Tue . "System and method for multi-stage bypass, low operating temperature suppressor for automatic weapons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1183934.
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abstractNote = {The present disclosure relates to a suppressor for use with a weapon. The suppressor may be formed to have a body portion having a bore extending concentric with a bore axis of the weapon barrel. An opening in the bore extends at least substantially circumferentially around the bore. A flow path communicates with the opening and defines a channel for redirecting gasses flowing in the bore out from the bore, through the opening, into a rearward direction in the flow path. The flow path raises a pressure at the opening to generate a Mach disk within the bore at a location approximately coincident with the opening. The Mach disk forms as a virtual baffle to divert at least a portion of the gasses into the opening and into the flow path.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
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