Accession Number : ADD004562

Title :   Round Counter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Curtis D ; Weidner,Hal E

Report Date : 11 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes an electrochemical elapsed time meter indicator with round counter circuitry for a gun to indicate past usage whereby maintenance and repair or replacement procedures will insure greater reliability in critical field use. The meter, working on an electroplating principle as a function of current and time, may be activated by gun use such as by a switch on the gun trigger, an inductance or piezoelectric transducer in the buffer, a recoil operated microswitch or as part of the circuit in externally powered guns. The meter preferably is color coded to indicate weapon condition, area of use, and replacement or maintenance required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Counters, *Weapons, Maintenance, Monitors, Firing mechanisms(Weapon), Quality control

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE