Andrew Park

Dr. Andrew D. Park

Dr. Andrew D Park is the Executive of the Consulting Firm at The Greater Washington Consulting, LLC in Virginia. In addition, he serves as a consultant to ArmorWorks, Inc in Arizona where he provides consulting service for numerous ballistic and energy attenuating assembly device and developed the ArmroWorks Innovation Network, which provides an innovation evaluation service for inventors and the Support ArmorWorks Made program, which provided IP evaluation and venture assessment service.

 

 


Dr. Park is the author of over 30 articles and other publications. He is perhaps best known for his work in innovation evaluation that he began in 1991 for ballistic armor material inventions. He is the inventor of eleven US and world wide patents, which has served as the basis for many of the invention for US Military ballistic materials for US Military personnel and Military ballistic armament and Law Enforcement Agencies.

In addition to continuing his research in the area of innovation evaluation and venture assessment, Dr. Park is currently conducting research on the practices of invention promotion firms and the management practices of smaller manufacturing enterprises. In addition, he continues his efforts to build a database of management and technical assistance resources for inventors and innovators.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Dr. Park has 11 patents (one pending) and has launched ventures around ten patents that have made significant profit. Dr. Park has developed and teaches since 2005 called “Should You Patent Your Creative Idea” as Consultant. Dr. Park also founded PTI Armor Systems. Prior to launching his successful invention, Dr. Park ran a sales and marketing company that sourced military and law enforcement and home land security items in US, Asia and Europe. He is a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of New York and holds degree in Chemical Engineering, and received a Doctrate Degree in Global Leadership. Dr. Park was as a founder and President of PTI Armor Systems, LLC, a ballistic material manufacturer and body armor supply company.  Armor Works, Inc. acquired the company in July 2004. Dr. Park has significant operational management, project development and technical experience in all of phases of the business life cycle.  This includes company startup, expansion, sale and exit planning.  Since he received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York 1973, Dr. Park has over 35 years of operational, technical and project management, and has been employed by both Du Pont and Honeywell. 

Dr. Park is known internationally for his achievements in homeland security and safety related products, and holds numerous patents for anti-ballistic materials and high performance fiber and composite materials. Dr. Park acquired an advanced degree program in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  He has published numerous technical papers in all types of ballistic materials and technologies. Currently, Dr. Park is a consultant to homeland security and defense related companies.

To contact Dr. Andrew D. Park, email sci@gmu.edu and your request will be forwarded to Dr. Park.

 

 

 


 

 

Patent Number

Title Of Patent

Date Issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7845265

Non-ceramic hard armor composite

December 7, 2010

 

 

A hard armor composite includes a rigid non-ceramic facing and a ballistic fabric backing. The fabric backing is carried by the facing, and includes an array of bundled high-performance fibers. The fibers have a tensile strength greater than 7 grams per denier and a denier per filament ratio of less than 5.4.


 

 

7549366

Hard Armor Composite

June 23, 2009

 

 

A hard armor composite includes a rigid facing and a ballistic fabric backing. The fabric backing is carried by the facing, and includes an array of bundled high-performance fibers. The fibers have a tensile strength greater than 7 grams per denier and a denier per filament ratio of less than 5.4.


 

 

7148162

Ballistic laminate structure in sheet form

December 12, 2006

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure includes a first high-performance unifabric composite. The unifabric composite incorporates an array of unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles carried on a fiber-stabilizing scrim and having a tensile strength greater than 7 grams per denier. A second


 

 

7010811

Lightweight soft body-armor product

March 14, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic panel is provided for being incorporated into a lightweight soft body-armor product adapted for covering an area of the body. The ballistic panel includes an assembly of woven fabric plies with warp and fill yarns formed of bundled Poly (p-phenylene-2, 6-benzobisoxazole)


 

 

6668950

Omni-directional munitions handling vehicle

December 30, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A munitions handling vehicle is adapted for loading and unloading weapons in military aircraft. The munitions handling vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and a plurality of wheel axles attached to the chassis. A plurality of omni wheels are mounted on respective wheel axles, and coop


 

 

6651543

Lightweight soft body-armor product

November 25, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic panel is provided for being incorporated into a lightweight soft body-armor product adapted for covering an area of the body. The ballistic panel includes an assembly of woven fabric plies with warp and fill yarns formed of bundled aramid fibers. The plies have a collective


 

 

5952078

Athletic guard including energy absorbing laminate structure

September 14, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An athletic guard shaped to fit against a body part is provided for protecting the body part from injury. The athletic guard includes an energy absorbing laminate structure. The laminate structure includes a first array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles. A


 

 

5935678

Ballistic laminate structure in sheet form

August 10, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form includes first and second arrays of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles having a tensile strength greater than 7 grams per denier. The second array of fiber bundles is cross-plied at an angle to the first array of fiber


 

 

5635288

Ballistic resistant composite for hard-armor application

June 3, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic resistant composite for hard-armor application is provided. The composite includes a rigid plate, and a ballistic laminate structure supported by the plate. The laminate structure includes first and second arrays of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles.


 

 

5547536

Method for fabricating a ballistic laminate structure

August 20, 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form, which includes a first array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles and a second array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles cross-plied at an angle with respect to the first array of fiber bundles


 

 

5443883

Ballistic panel

August 22, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form, which includes a first array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles and a second array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles cross-plied at an angle with respect to the first array of fiber bundles


 

 

5443882

Armored garment

August 22, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form, which includes a first array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles and a second array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles cross-plied at an angle with respect to the first array of fiber bundles


 

 

5437905

Ballistic laminate structure in sheet form

August 1, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form, which includes a first array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles and a second array of high performance, unidirectionally-oriented fiber bundles cross-plied at an angle with respect to the first array of fiber bundles