US 9,808,660 B2
Fire fighting apparatus and method
Robert Shane Kilburn, Huntington Beach, CA (US)
Filed by Robert Shane Kilburn, Huntington Beach, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/675,725.
Prior Publication US 2016/0287919 A1, Oct. 6, 2016
Int. Cl. A62C 8/00 (2006.01); A62C 3/02 (2006.01); A62C 99/00 (2010.01)
CPC A62C 3/025 (2013.01) [A62C 99/0045 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A firefighting apparatus, comprising:
a containerless core of a preselected fire retardant material, wherein the preselected fire retardant material is compressed to form a prolate spheroid shape, having a core tail, a core nose, and a core channel extending therebetween;
a shaft coupled to and extending from the core tail, the shaft having a proximal end near the core tail and a distal end opposite the proximal end;
a plurality of fins coupled to the distal end of the shaft;
a core charge of a preselected explosive material disposed within the core channel;
an altimeter sensor coupled to the core charge;
a triggering mechanism coupled between the altimeter sensor and the core charge, wherein the altimeter sensor causes the triggering mechanism to detonate the core charge, when the apparatus reaches a predetermined altitude
an arming mechanism coupled to the triggering mechanism, the arming mechanism causing the triggering mechanism to arm the core charge for explosion in an armed state and to prevent the core charge from exploding in a stand-down state, the arming mechanism having an arming tab extending from the shaft distal end
a nose cone coupled to the core nose, the nose cone having the altimeter sensor and the triggering mechanism disposed therein, the triggering mechanism coupled between the altimeter sensor and the core charge, and
a spiked spine traversing the core from the nose cone to the shaft distal end, a plurality spikes extending laterally from the spiked spine into the compressed preselected fire retardant material preventing shifting thereof.