Patents Examined by Gabriel Klein
  • Patent number: 10222154
    Abstract: A magazine charging apparatus includes a carrier that holds cartridges and facilitates their transfer to a magazine; the carrier having a body that encloses an interior compartment, the body having a first side and a second side to receive the cartridges therebetween, the first side and the second side each having a cutout extending partially a length of the first side and the second side and the cutout having a notches; slider plate, having a body to fit with within the interior compartment; and two protrusions extending away from the body and to protrude through the cutout of the first side and second side; the notches allow for one direction longitudinal movement of the slider plate within the interior compartment; a lid pivotally attached to the body; a displacement leg rigidly attached to the bottom back end of the carrier and to depress the follower of a magazine; a cradle integral to the first side and the second sides at the bottom end of the carrier and extending radially inward to hold a cartridge;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Darin Roe
  • Patent number: 10119785
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a gun sight and a method of forming a gun sight. The gun sight includes a sight body, and a diamond affixed to the sight body at a predetermined location to facilitate aiming. The gun sight may further include a mount, wherein the diamond is retained in the mount and the mount is connected or coupled to the sight body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: American Classic Arms, LLC
    Inventors: David Theodore Fumia, Ronald Herman Kohlstaedt
  • Patent number: 10054391
    Abstract: An insert for repair or increase durability of 1911-style firearms is disclosed. In addition, a grip modification particularly suited for concealed carry is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Neale Lyman
  • Patent number: 10041752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for reliably limiting the cartridge loading capacity of firearm magazines. In one embodiment, a magazine capacity limiting assembly includes a limiter body and a limiter base. The magazine capacity limiter body reliably operates with a cartridge follower of a firearm magazine. The limiter body is installed substantially within coils of the magazine's spring, thereby limiting the travel of the follower within the magazine body to limit the magazine's cartridge capacity. The lower portion of the limiter body can include a plurality of extensions is configured to be severed at a corresponding plurality of pre-determined locations corresponding to a plurality of cartridge capacities. The limiter may also include a cupped top configured to be securely coupled the cartridge follower of a corresponding type of firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Zachary Daniel Ladner
  • Patent number: 10018433
    Abstract: A linear locking barrel system for a firearm may include a frame, a slide movably mounted on the frame and defining a barrel channel, a barrel at least partially positioned in the barrel channel of the slide and being movable with respect to the frame and slide along a linear path, and a locking member configured to lock movement of the slide with the barrel for at least a portion of rearward recoil movement of the barrel. The locking member has an engaged condition in which the locking member locks the barrel and slide together and a disengaged condition in which the locking member releases the slide from the barrel during rearward recoil movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Martin O. Tuason, Frederick E. Craig
  • Patent number: 10001344
    Abstract: A riser for spacing a firearms accessory from a firearms accessory rail has a body, at least a portion of the body having approximately the same cross-sectional shape and slot configuration as a mounting portion of the accessory rail, at least one lug depending from the body and extending laterally, the lug being adapted for insertion into a slot of the accessory rail, and a hook adapted for coupling the riser to the accessory rail, the hook extending from a lateral end of the lug. At least a portion of the hook is adapted to be longitudinally aligned with the slot of the accessory rail and adapted to engage the accessory rail by contacting the accessory rail below the associated slot of the accessory rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael B ALford, Ashley C Emerson
  • Patent number: 10001334
    Abstract: This invention provides a discharge preventer assembly for a firearm that is a supplemental safety attachment for a firearm. The discharge preventer assembly can be made of a left body portion and a right body portion which can be adapted to connect to each other in a protective condition to collectively receive and enclose a trigger bow and a trigger; and at least one of the left body portion and the right body portion having a bolt block element protruding upward and adapted to be received in the bolt passage when the left body portion and the right body portion are in the protective condition. The discharge preventer assembly can also include one or more rigid plates configured to be positioned adjacent the right body portion or the left body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick Farchione, Jr., Thomas J. Farchione
  • Patent number: 9976833
    Abstract: A bayonet mounting fixture can adapt a rifle having a mounting rail to also have a bayonet mount. Previously, bayonets were often mounted to a firearm by passing the barrel through a hole in the guard and then attaching the rear end of the bayonet to a bayonet mount or mounting lug further back. The bayonet mounting fixture can have a forward mount and a rear mount attached to the mounting rail. The forward mount has a round piece that can go inside the hole in the bayonet's guard. The rear mount can have a mounting lug to which the rear end of the bayonet is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen Charles Hines
  • Patent number: 9970723
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for a firearm includes a sear which interacts with a trigger. The sear and trigger are held in contact by a sear block. The sear block has dogs which engage respective locking surfaces on the sear and trigger. Pivoting motion of the sear block disengages the dogs from the trigger and sear and allows the trigger to pivot and release the sear to discharge the firearm. When the dogs are engaged with the sear and trigger the resistance to inadvertent discharge due to inertial loads imposed on the mechanism when the firearm is dropped is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventors: David S. Findlay, Sean O'Clair
  • Patent number: 9970721
    Abstract: A cam pin having a cam pin shaft, wherein said shaft extends from a terminal end surface, along a longitudinal axis, to a shoulder; a firing pin aperture formed through said cam pin shaft; and a head, wherein said head extends from said shoulder, along said longitudinal axis, to a crown, wherein a surface of said crown is finished with a substantially smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Oglesby
  • Patent number: 9970724
    Abstract: This device is a trigger safety designed for use on the Colt model 1911 pistol and clones of the same design. The primary safety of the 1911 design is a thumb safety located on the left rear of the firearm. The location of the thumb safety is not an issue under normal circumstances, but in high stressful situations where the shooter is anticipating the firing of the firearm the thumb safety location is troublesome. Under stress the shooter may forget that the thumb safety is engaged, and may pull the trigger without the gun firing. The time needed to disengage the thumb safety may result in a life or death situation. This device incorporates a two stage safety in the trigger system that functions when all other safeties are in the off position. The location within the trigger eliminates the fractional second delay that the thumb safety may cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas W. Acker
  • Patent number: 9970741
    Abstract: The cartridge case preparation rotor device trims cartridge cases to overall length correctly and further prepares them for reloading. The rotor holds multiple case preparation tools so that the user may conveniently and precisely apply them more squarely to a turning cartridge case. The rotor slides and turns on a rod mounted opposite a variable speed motor fitted with a chuck turning a case holder. Flexibility of the rod and oscillation of the rotor permit each tool to follow case eccentricity. An enlarged grip on the case holder simplifies installation and removal of cases. A neck cleaning tool cleans the inside and outside of the case neck simultaneously. The rotor may be slid along and turned upon the rod manually, or the motor and rotor can be mounted on a progressive press. The pushbutton control switch can be pressed by hand, or set on the floor as a foot switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Eric P. Eldredge
  • Patent number: 9970737
    Abstract: An optical initiator of a pyrotechnic charge, including: a body including a cavity, which contains the pyrotechnic charge and a mechanism for igniting the charge by absorption of a laser radiation, the ignition mechanism being placed in contact with the charge; a laser radiation source; an optical fiber for transporting laser radiation from the source to the ignition mechanism. The ignition mechanism includes a metal plate and the metal plate and the laser radiation source are configured for a laser radiation issuing from the laser radiation source to be absorbed by the metal plate and converted into thermal energy, so that thermal conduction of the thermal energy from the metal plate to the pyrotechnic charge causes the ignition of the pyrotechnic charge. The metal plate can include perforations arranged periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick Andriot, Francois Belin
  • Patent number: 9964373
    Abstract: A magazine loader having a base member and support members, the base member being configured to sit upon the magazine fixed to a rifle, the base member having a first end wall, a second end wall, and a pair of sidewalls defining a rectangular shape, wherein the first end wall has an opening that allows the base member to sit upon the magazine fixed to a rifle, wherein an entirety of the second end wall and an entirety of each of the sidewalls are coplanar, wherein the support members have a first support member and a second support member each extending from a top surface of the base member, wherein the first support member has a plurality of support lips that forms a channel that is capable of accepting a retainer strip of cartridges, and wherein the second support member receives a bullet end of a cartridge, and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: A.F.I. DESIGN CO., LLC
    Inventor: Eric J. Mills
  • Patent number: 9964380
    Abstract: A rail accessory attachment system having one or more winged attachment nuts, wherein each winged attachment nut comprises two wing portions extending from a central portion of the winged attachment nut and a nut aperture formed through the winged attachment nut, wherein each winged attachment nut comprises a nut stop; an accessory portion having one or more accessory apertures, wherein each accessory aperture comprises at least one associated accessory stop; and wherein the nut aperture is aligned with the accessory aperture, such that a threaded portion of an attachment bolt interacts with a threaded portion of the nut aperture to rotatably attach or couple the winged attachment nut to the accessory portion, such that the nut stop is aligned relative to the accessory stop so that the winged attachment nut is rotatable relative to the accessory portion between a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Oglesby
  • Patent number: 9958246
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-way tubular connector block including a body having a primary tubular channel of a first diameter, one or more resiliently deformable plug portions having secondary tubular channels of a secondary diameter there through, and a securing mechanism for securing the plug portions to the body, wherein the body has at least two openings or ports in communication with the primary tubular channel, and wherein the secondary diameters of the secondary channels are sized and dimensioned to permit snug fitting of a shock tube therein so that, in use, a plurality of shock tubes are secured in the plug portions so that at least some open ends of the shock tubes are in communication with the primary tubular channel. The invention extends to a multi-way composite connector block having a plurality of multi-way tubular connector block portions substantially as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Rodney Davis
  • Patent number: 9958228
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, methods, and machine readable media for activating a portable camera in response to the activity of a firearm, and for implementing and using a system for identifying an individual who discharged a firearm, and for recording, assessing, identifying, and transmitting information related to the firing of a firearm, and for monitoring the status of an implement at a mount, and for using a charging device for delivering electrical power to components of a firearm. A communications channel may be established between a firearm telematics sensor and a video camera, sometimes by means of intermediary devices. A communications channel may be established between a mount (e.g., holster) telematics device and local and/or remote monitoring service components, sometimes by means of intermediary devices. When the telematics sensor detects that its associated firearm is removed from its holster, or in motion, or being discharged, it may signal the camera to initiate recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Robert J. Stewart, David Glowacki, James Schaff, Kyle Howell, John Wade, Tom Tooley, Paul Hammond
  • Patent number: 9958226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to firearms. In some cases, the firearms include a firing pin; a first ignition chamber that is configured to house a round of ammunition and to move proximally with respect to the firing pin so that when the round is in the first chamber and the firearm is fired, a portion of the round is struck against the firing pin. In some cases, the firearms also include a follower configured to be movable proximally and distally within the firearm and to be biased against a primer or proximal end of the round such that the follower is configured to selectively hold the round within the first chamber as the first chamber moves proximally, and such that proximal movement of the follower stops when the round strikes the firing pin, so that the follower acts as a bolt face for the round. Other implementations are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Launcher Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Merritt, Ludean Merritt
  • Patent number: 9945624
    Abstract: The firearm comprises a firearm frame, a barrel sleeve mounted in a rotatable manner on the firearm frame, and at least one rotation pin which extends between the firearm frame and the barrel sleeve to guide the sleeve around a rotation axis. The rotation pin and the firearm frame, or said pin and the barrel sleeve, lie in abutment with each other by means of complementary sliding surfaces, at least one sliding surface being borne by a wear component connected in a releasable manner to the rotation pin, to the firearm frame and/or to the barrel sleeve. The invention also relates to a kit for a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CAESAR GUERINI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Guerini
  • Patent number: 9939223
    Abstract: A barrel has a barrel body that extends a barrel length and a bore extending through the barrel body. The bore has a cartridge chamber section and a rifled section with a bore diameter. A cartridge shell fits within the cartridge chamber section and the projectile extends from the cartridge chamber section into the rifled section. The cartridge shell with the projectile has a shell length within the bore, the barrel length is less than twice the shell length. The rifled section has rifling grooves between rifling lands, and each of the rifling lands has a land width. The groove diameter is greater than the land diameter by an amount that is more than one half of the land width. The barrel body has an extractor assembly with an arm retractably extending from a cavity. The arm can rotate in the cavity when extended and does not rotate when retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Heizer Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Charles K. Heizer, Thomas C. Heizer, Hedy H. Gahn