Contact Us
Office Phone
886-2-2771-3403
E-Mail
jihshun@wpto.com.tw
TOP
Quick application

Contact us

Home
Sci-Fi Cloaking Device Could Protect Soldiers from Shock Waves
2015-03-25
 

IP News

Home > IP News

Sci-Fi Cloaking Device Could Protect Soldiers from Shock Waves

2015-03-25

A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. 

The just-issued patent (No. 8,981,261) to Boeing envisions stopping shock waves using a veil of heated, ionized air. Such a "shield" would damp the force of explosions. It doesn't build an invisible wall of force, but rather makes shock waves bend around objects, just as some high-tech materials bend light and make things invisible.

Brian J. Tillotson, a senior research fellow at Boeing, said the idea occurred to him after noticing the kinds of injuries suffered by soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "We were doing a much better job of stopping shrapnel," Tillotson told Live Science. "But they were coming home with brain injuries."

 

To continue reading, click here.

http://news.yahoo.com/sci-fi-cloaking-device-could-protect-soldiers-shock-114636418.html;_ylt=AwrSyCWvhytVJ1IA3y7QtDMD

 

(These latest Intellectual Property (IP) news and events presented here, are prepared and compiled by us, the World Patent & Trademark Law Office (WPTO),for your reference and information)