Patents Examined by Bret Hayes
  • Patent number: 11898829
    Abstract: A system includes a guided munition having a housing. A first reservoir is defined within the housing holding a first chemical reactant. A second reservoir is defined within the housing, wherein the second reservoir holds a second chemical reactant configured to undergo an endothermic reaction with the first chemical reactant. A frangible barrier separates between the first and second reservoirs. The frangible barrier is configured to break under forces acting on the guided munition as the guided munition is fired from a weapon. An electronic device can be housed within the housing in thermal contact with at least one of the first reservoir and/or second reservoir for cooling the electronic device with an endothermic reaction upon mixing of the first and second chemical reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Graham
  • Patent number: 11898813
    Abstract: Provided is a fast cycling/low recoil pistol caliber carbine assembly. The carbine assembly may include an upper receiver, a lower receiver, a feed ramp, a bolt stop, a magazine, a control mechanism comprising a control lever, a control base, a control pivot pin, and a control spring, an ejector, a gap filler member. The assembly provides last round bolt hold open, trigger finger actuated bolt release, short stroke cycle, barrel ramp, ambidextrous magazine release, and uses Glock magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Gibbens Engineering Group, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gibbens, David W. Gibbens
  • Patent number: 11892278
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of removing a section steel concrete column, and more particularly, the present application relates to a method for removing a section steel concrete column, comprising: determining a pre-blasting portion of the section steel concrete column according to a height dimension of the section steel concrete column; cutting a pre-blasting portion to obtain an initiation position, part of section steel being exposed at the section steel concrete column at the initiation position; a blasting object being provided at the part of section steel at concrete at the initiation position, the blasting object provided at the part of the section steel being a linear energy-concentrating cutter; detonating the blasting object to remove the section steel concrete column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: JIANGHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yingkang Yao, Shanshan Yu, Yongsheng Jia, Xinzhe Nian, Jinshan Sun, Quanmin Xie, Xiaowu Huang, Changbang Liu, Dezhi Chen
  • Patent number: 11892264
    Abstract: A speed loading device and method of loading are provided. The device includes a main body with a first end, a second end, and a plurality of passages extending from the first end to the second end. Each passage receives a cartridge. The device includes a button movable relative to the main body and positioned proximate the first end of the main body. The device also includes a shaft connected to the button and positioned within the main body. The device includes a rotating disk having a plurality of radially extending arms. The rotating disk is positioned proximate to the second end of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: RevIndustries, LLC
    Inventor: Earl Cleveland Bryant, II
  • Patent number: 11885584
    Abstract: An airgun for use with a projectile supply is described. A cam surface of the airgun and a bolt positioner of the airgun are configured so that rotation from a firing position to a reloading position causes a cam surface of the airgun to drive the bolt positioner through a passageway of the projectile supply to drive a projectile in the passageway to a position where pressurized gas in the firing location will thrust the projectile through the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Call, Jeffrey D. Hanson, Eric A. St. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11879701
    Abstract: An automatic reloading device for a weapon fed by two ammunition magazines includes first and second ammunition conveyors, each movable in phase opposition between a position for collecting a piece of ammunition from a magazine and a position for reloading the weapon. The automatic reloading device includes a single actuator, able to output an alternating motion, and movement devices for transmitting the alternating motion to the first and second ammunition conveyors and converting it into movements of the first and second ammunition conveyors for an alternating feeding of the weapon. A weapon system can include such an automatic reloading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NEXTER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Yves Martinez
  • Patent number: 11874082
    Abstract: A containment facility for a revolver has first and second opposed cups which embrace and seal against the opposed side faces of a revolver frame. The revolver cylinder resides within an aperture defined by the frame, and the cups enclose the exposed portions of the cylinder. The first cup defines a first internal space and has a first rim configured to conform with the first side face contour of the revolver frame, and encompasses the cylinder aperture with a first portion of the cylinder received in the first internal space. A second cup defines a second internal space and has a second rim similarly configured to conform with the second side face contour of the revolver frame, and encompasses the cylinder aperture with a second portion of the cylinder received in the second internal space. The containment facility includes flexible gaskets between the cup rims and the frame side faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: REVOLVER SEAL LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Bigelow
  • Patent number: 11867490
    Abstract: A machine for attaching ammunitions intended to form a chain or strip with links of ammunitions or cartridges, including an ogive, a cartridge casing, and a cup that are essentially cylindrical, attached by links articulated to one another, each link having a first part attached to a second part, the first and second parts being offset relative to one another, the second part including a central loop or handle relative to a height of the link, defining an approximately semi-cylindrical opening, sized to be adjusted on the cartridge casing of a cartridge of given caliber, the first part including two central loops or handles but located, heightwise, respectively on either side of the central loop, the machine including: a first guideway for successively introducing the links detached from one another and guiding the links under an effect of gravity; a second guideway for successively introducing and guiding the cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: JOHN COCKERILL DEFENSE SA
    Inventors: Innokenty Gritskevitch, Anthony Colomine, Nicolas Leonnard
  • Patent number: 11859927
    Abstract: One example control element for controlling a breechblock stop lever that can move about a first axis of rotation, which can be moved between a standby position for releasing a breechblock carrier and a retaining position for retaining the breechblock carrier, includes a first arm (15) that can rotate about a second axis of rotation (B), a first control section on the first arm, the first control section including a first contact surface (11a) and a second contact surface (11b) facing away from the first contact surface (11a), which can be rotated about the second axis of rotation (B) for the control element (10) by a control curve (36, 37, 38) on the breechblock carrier (30); and a second control section (13) on the first arm, wherein the second control section can be controlled by a control surface (55a) on a trigger (50). Other examples are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HECKLER & KOCH GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Thimm, Markus Hetzel
  • Patent number: 11859939
    Abstract: An automatically cocking air gun includes a cocking mechanism including a compression tube, a compression piston, and a spring. An actuator assembly is coupled to the compression tube to selectively move the compression tube between a firing position and a cocking position. The actuator assembly includes a lead screw and a lead screw nut driving a carriage to move the compression tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. St. Phillips, John A. Kowalczyk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11852426
    Abstract: A firearm including a barrel bushing is disclosed. The barrel bushing provides for guidance of the slide without a need for forward rails. The barrel bushing is retained by a bushing stop that allows the slide to be removed while the recoil spring and bushing are retained on the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse D. Cole
  • Patent number: 11852435
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer program products for determining an ammunition round count by resistive encoding. According to one embodiment, a system for providing an indication of a number of rounds of ammunition in a magazine of a firearm includes a follower for the rounds to rest upon, where the follower is internal to the magazine and pushes the follower and the rounds toward a mouth of the magazine to facilitate feeding the rounds into the firearm. The system also includes a resistive strip membrane potentiometer sensor arranged substantially along a length of the magazine that generates an output voltage when a first and a second circuit are connected by applying pressure to a surface of the sensor. The output voltage varies based on a position where the pressure is applied to the surface of the sensor and the first and second circuits are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: 2A Tactical LLC
    Inventor: Zachary Cline
  • Patent number: 11846482
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for an ejection port cover with a multifunctional pin. In one embodiment, a fixed pin and a spring-loaded pin both mate with hinge openings at ends of the ejection port. The spring-loaded pin can be longitudinally biased by a spring, such as a torsion spring. This same spring can perform biasing of the ejection port cover toward an open position as well as biasing of a flag extending from the spring-loaded pin into a locked position when the ejection port cover is not installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Zachary Freeman
  • Patent number: 11846495
    Abstract: A system for identifying targets wherein a projectile includes one or more sensors that gather sensor data about the environment and send the gathered data to a computing device. The computing device identifies the target by comparing the gathered sensor data to digital sensor signatures known to correspond to different types of objects. The system is also capable of identifying changes in a status of a target based on a change in the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: INSIGHTS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Parker
  • Patent number: 11841200
    Abstract: Provided is a single-action trigger assembly that includes a pivoting trigger member, a sear/disconnector mechanism, and a trigger bar operably connecting the trigger member and the sear/disconnector mechanism. The sear/disconnector mechanism includes a slider assembly longitudinally reciprocated by the trigger bar. The slider assembly includes a tripper member carried on a slider frame that, when the trigger is pulled, moves a sear trip member to allow displacement of a sear and release a striker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Mythic Mechanisms, LLC
    Inventor: Gene Anthony Velasquez
  • Patent number: 11835329
    Abstract: An explosives delivery vehicle for delivering a booster for initiating an explosion of an explosive material in a hole in a floor of a mine pit to an operative depth in the hole. The vehicle comprises a storage assembly for storing a plurality of the boosters, a booster loading assembly for (i) supporting the booster in a delivery position above the hole and (ii) moving the booster downwardly into the hole and inserting the booster at an operative depth in the hole; and a delivery assembly for transporting the booster from the storage assembly to the loading assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Olitek Pty Ltd
    Inventors: James Thomas Oliver, Anthony James Sprague
  • Patent number: 11835316
    Abstract: A revolver-type firearm has a barrel-cylinder gap created between its barrel and a rotatable cartridge cylinder. The cartridge cylinder has a plurality of cartridge chambers each with corresponding counterbore retaining a translatable shuttle. When a cartridge is fired, the shuttle expands and translates forward toward the breech-end of the barrel and seals the barrel-cylinder gap to prevent the escape of gases, flames, and residue through the barrel-cylinder gap. When pressure drops as the cartridge projectile exits the barrel, the shuttle contracts. The barrel-cylinder gap opens upon rotation of the cartridge cylinder as the shuttle translates away from the breech-end of the barrel. The shuttle has a thin cylindrical body, a beveled front end, and a conical central bore and is manufactured from a hard elastic metal or metal alloy such as one comprising titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: David L. Sipos
  • Patent number: 11828554
    Abstract: A novel firearm safety feature includes arresting surfaces for preventing the fall of a hammer in the event of a spontaneous failure of other firearm parts. In a particular embodiment a safety lug has an arresting surface and the hammer has a complementary arresting surface. In the event of a spontaneous failure, the arresting surface and the complementary arresting surface create a positive engagement and prevent the hammer from falling. In another embodiment, a grip safety includes an arresting surface and the hammer includes a complementary arresting surface. In the event of a spontaneous failure, the arresting surface and the complementary arresting surface create a positive engagement and prevent the hammer from falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Ned Forrest Christiansen
  • Patent number: 11828561
    Abstract: A magazine for a firearm, including a magazine body having at least one slit in the side, a feeder comprising a slide receptacle, and a loading aid. The loading aid includes a first and second slide which are designed so as to be able to be coupled inside the slide receptacle by means of a latch, and the feeder includes at least one hole, for uncoupling the latch, in the direction of the slide receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: GLOCK TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Karlo, J├╝rgen Gunsam
  • Patent number: 11821723
    Abstract: A peripheral device that is used with a mixed reality system that is thrown by the user of the mixed reality system and captures scene and mapping data of the area the peripheral is thrown into. Upon capturing the scene and mapping data, the peripheral transmits the data (in some embodiments, including processed results of evaluation of the data) to the mixed reality system. The mixed reality system displays a visual representation of the scene and mapping data on a near eye display. In some embodiments, the visual representation appears in real space enabling an effect where the user of the mixed reality system can see through walls or other obstructions. In some embodiments, the peripheral is configured to detonate upon the satisfaction of a variable set of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Chosen Realities, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Browy