Patents Examined by Bret Hayes
  • Patent number: 10845176
    Abstract: A munition module includes an ignition point of an explosive configuration positioned away from a detonator within a casing of the explosive configuration. In an initial state, an ignition channel runs from the detonator to the ignition point. The ignition channel is formed so as to be open in an initial state and self-sealing in an exploded state after a detonation has taken place. A warhead with the munition module contains an active covering which at least partially surrounds the explosive configuration and can be accelerated by the reacted explosive. In a munition having the warhead, the detonator is an impact detonator. A munition in the form of an air-burst munition contains the warhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Benjamin Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10837729
    Abstract: A fire control assembly and a method are disclosed. The fire control assembly contains a pivotable shaft containing a first end and a second end, and a first selector member removably coupled with the first end of the pivotable shaft, wherein the first selector member is movable between a first position relative to the pivotable shaft and a second position relative to the pivotable shaft, wherein the first selector member is configured to rotate the pivotable shaft from a safe position to a firing position and back to the safe position when the first selector member is in the first position relative to the pivotable shaft, wherein the first selector member is configured to prevent the pivotable shaft from rotating into the firing position when the first selector member is in the second position relative to the pivotable shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PBS LLC
    Inventors: Eric G. Schmid, Paul T. Noonan, Steven R. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10837725
    Abstract: A toolless slide backplate for a firearm that comprises an extractor lock and a striker assembly lock. The extractor lock is dimensioned to cover and contact an extractor plunger when installed, and is held in place via an interplay with the extractor plunger. The striker assembly lock is dimensioned to cover the striker components when installed. The striker assembly lock covers the trigger connector of the frame of the firearm such that a disassembly opening is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: 4SEP18, LLC
    Inventor: Kyung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10830551
    Abstract: Quick take-down firearms and methods of using quick-take down firearms. The quick-take down includes an upper receiver coupling and a barrel coupling. The quick take-down can be unlocked by sliding a sliding lock collar in a translational motion to an unlocked position to release locking elements from a locked configuration. In the unlocked position, a barrel and handguard may be installed onto and removed from the upper receiver of the firearm. Releasing the sliding lock collar returns it to a locked position, securing the barrel and handguard to the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LEO TAKEDOWN, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lance Maffett, Shannon Howard McCall
  • Patent number: 10830557
    Abstract: A firearm stabilizing accessory 16 is disclosed which may include a firearm interface 24, a distal joint 26, and a proximal joint 28. The firearm stabilizing accessory 16 may further include an arm 30 disposed between the distal joint 26 and the proximal joint 28. The proximal joint 28 may connect a boom 32 to the arm 30. The boom 32 may further include a brace 34 and a handle 36. The handle 36 may further include a surface 40 which may serve as a cheek weld for an operator of a handgun 12 which may be secured to the firearm interface 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Sagi Faifer
  • Patent number: 10830548
    Abstract: A firearm includes a firearm identification tag carried in a space between lugs of an accessory mounting rail. A firearm accessory mounting rail assembly includes a firearm identification tag carried in a recoil groove of a Picatinny rail, and including a housing having geometry complementary to a lug of the Picatinny rail, and a transmitter carried in the housing. A firearm identification tag for a firearm accessory mounting rail includes a trapezoidal housing having geometry complementary to Picatinny rail geometry and configured to be press fit between Picatinny lugs, and including sides, a major base, a minor base, and legs between the bases disposed at acute angles to the major base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Kujawski, Robert Suber, David Foster
  • Patent number: 10823519
    Abstract: A selector assembly for a Kalashnikov style firearm, includes a base plate having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a channel configured for engagement with a portion of a pistol grip of the firearm, the base having a flange extending from the lower surface. The selector assembly includes a selector pivotally attached to the flange along an axis and configured for movement about the axis between a safety position to limit operation of a trigger of the firearm and a firing position to allow operation of the trigger of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Paszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10816288
    Abstract: An adjustable gas block, including at least some of a body portion with a barrel borehole extending therethrough; a gas block extension portion extending from the body portion; a gas tube borehole extending through the gas block portion and into at least a portion of the gas block extension portion; a gas block gas port in fluid communication between the barrel borehole and the gas tube borehole; a vent aperture extending through the gas tube borehole, providing fluid communication between the gas tube borehole and an exterior of the gas block extension portion; and a vent cap rotatably positionable relative to the gas block extension portion so as to be positioned between a closed position, wherein the vent cap obstructs, blocks, or occludes the vent aperture, and an open position, wherein the vent cap does not obscure, block, or occlude the vent aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Paul A. Oglesby
  • Patent number: 10816310
    Abstract: An igniter with a charge sleeve is provided with a through hole having a cylindrical wall, a bridge wire extending at least partially within the through hole, and a consolidated ignition powder charge retained within the through hole of the charge sleeve such that the bridge wire is at least partially embedded in the ignition powder charge. The cylindrical wall comprises at least one of i) a protrusion embedded into consolidated ignition powder charge, ii) a dimple filled with the consolidated ignition powder charge, and iii) at least 2 cylindrical wall sections that are eccentric to each other. The at least one of the protrusion, dimple and 2 cylindrical wall sections positively interlock with the consolidated ignition and output powder charge to prevent the charge both from moving in a radial direction in relation to the bridge wire and from rotating in relation to the bride wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Special Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Abrar A. Tirmizi, Vahan Avetisian, Gloria Vawter
  • Patent number: 10816299
    Abstract: Trigger-cycled firearms have a frame, a barrel, a bolt assembly connected to the frame in registration with the barrel and operable to reciprocate between a retracted position and a forward battery position, a trigger lever connected to the frame and operable to move between a forward rest position and a rearward actuated position, and the trigger lever operably connected to the bolt to move the bolt from the forward battery position to the retracted position and to release the bolt to the forward battery position and discharge the firearm in response to movement of the trigger lever from the forward rest position to the rearward actuated position when the bolt is in the forward position. There may be a connector bar pivotally connected to the frame and operably engaged to the bolt assembly and to the trigger lever. The connector bar may be slidably connected to the bolt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FRANKLIN ARMORY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Paul Fellows, Jay Leonard Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10809046
    Abstract: A loading machine for cartridges with metal cases receives the empty cases provided with primer, prepares them and provides them with the components to produce the cartridges. The loading machine includes first and second operating beams, each having alternating vertical translation movement coordinated with one another; a continuously rotating motor activating kinematic mechanisms; a gearbox transmitting motion from the motor to the first and the second operating beam. The gearbox includes: a drive shaft; at least a first and the second connecting rod and crank kinematic mechanism connected to the first operating beam and the drive shaft respectively by a first and second cams; third and fourth connecting rod and crank kinematic mechanisms connected to the second operating beam and to the drive shaft respectively by third and fourth cams. The alternating vertical translation movement of the first beam is independent from the alternating movement of the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: E.M.G. SRL
    Inventor: Giorgio Gatti
  • Patent number: 10809035
    Abstract: An auto-loading firearm having a system for switches between live fire and training modes via a selector switch mounted either on the firearm frame or on a specially designed training attachment. A multi-part transfer bar, between the trigger and sear, can be selectively connected in a live fire mode and spaced apart in a training mode. A selectively engageable trigger resetting mechanism automatically returns the trigger to its set position after firing the firearm is in training mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Edward Bascom
  • Patent number: 10808647
    Abstract: An engine assembly having an improved mounting system or assembly is disclosed. Features of this mounting system include having crankcase arms that are integrally formed with a crankcase of the engine assembly, having multiple mounting legs that each have a dedicated vibration damping subassembly and where the stiffness of at least two of the mounting legs is different (by varying the configurations of the corresponding vibration damping subassemblies), and using a mounting ring or base with having differently oriented mounting pads for securement of the corresponding mounting leg relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWEST ULD, INC.
    Inventors: Chris B. Harris, Gregory J. Stadeli, Dean W. Glass
  • Patent number: 10801798
    Abstract: A barrel mounting system to mount a barrel to a barrel mount of a firearm body includes a mount receiver secured to the barrel mount. The mount receiver includes axial channels and receiver threads disposed on an interior surface. The system further includes a barrel sleeve disposed around the barrel proximal to the proximal end of the barrel. The barrel sleeve includes sleeve threads disposed near a proximal end on an exterior surface and sized to slide through the axial channels and, when rotated, to engage the receiver threads. The system further includes a barrel collar disposed around the barrel and secured to the barrel and to limit the axial position of the barrel sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Super Dave Designs, LLC
    Inventor: David Charles Mackey
  • Patent number: 10801806
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a muzzleloader barrel having at least one seat pin, and a muzzleloader system that includes a muzzleloader barrel having at least one seat pin and an ignition device, wherein the muzzleloader barrel and muzzleloader system are configured to operate without a breech plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lehigh Defense, LLC
    Inventors: David Fricke, Gregory M. Schmell
  • Patent number: 10801807
    Abstract: A gas block for a firearm may include a quick release sling attachment. The sling attachment utilizes a pin that engages with a bore in the body of the gas block. The sling attachment features a ring that can be in a fixed position or can swivel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Patriot Ordnance Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank L. DeSomma, Brandon Klar
  • Patent number: 10801810
    Abstract: A rear sight assembly is disclosed. The rear sight assembly contains a housing defining a first opening, a second opening, and a third opening, a rear sight mechanism containing a thumb wheel positioned in the first opening, at least partially threaded support member positioned in the second opening and the third opening, wherein the at least partially threaded support member is threaded through the thumb wheel, and a rear aiming point member adjustably coupled with the at least partially threaded support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Brownells, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Noonan, Paul Levy
  • Patent number: 10794661
    Abstract: A collapsible buttstock with automatic deployment has a housing with an opening providing clearance for a buffer tube. Rods slidably couple through respective openings in the housing; the rods each having a hollow cavity accommodating biasing structure for exerting a biasing force against a respective attachment member. A locking element has locking blocks, each engaging a respective one of plural notches on the rods, for locking the rods to an operator support buttstock element, each of the locking blocks comprising a tapered surface. A release trigger with a contoured step engages the tapered surfaces of the locking blocks. When the release trigger is moved, the contoured step engages the tapered surfaces to push locking blocks away from engagement with the notches on the rods, thus allowing the biasing member in each rod to push the respective rod and the operator support buttstock element away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Irvin, George W. Bush, Samer Alkhalaileh, Joshua K. Cox
  • Patent number: 10794653
    Abstract: A firearm assembly is disclosed. The firearm assembly may include a slide comprising a guide slot and a barrel attachment comprising a main body and an elongated guide beam. The elongated guide beam may be configured to slide within the guide slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AGENCY ARMS, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Paul Niswander, Michael Lee Parks
  • Patent number: 10794651
    Abstract: A firearm sound suppressor and associated methods. The suppressor can include first and second firearm connectors at opposite ends of the suppressor for connecting to firearm mounts of different types. The suppressor can include symmetrical baffling and/or symmetrical gas flow passaging such that sound reduction performance of the suppressor is generally the same notwithstanding whether the first or second firearm connectors is used to connect the suppressor to the firearm. A protector can be used to protect the firearm connector that is not connected to the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Crown, Nolan Blake Young, Grey Oliver Beaudry