Patents Examined by J. Woodrow Eldred
  • Patent number: 11828567
    Abstract: A firearm stock with adjustable cheek rest has a base having a base side portion configured to overlay a selected major face of the stock, the base having a base upper portion connected to the side portion and configured to extend over the uppermost crest line to the opposed upper surface away from the selected major face, the base upper portion having a first base upper portion surface configured to overlay the first stock upper surface, and a second base upper portion surface configured to overlay the second stock upper surface, and a cheek piece connected to the base and movable with respect to the base between a lower position and an upper position, and a plurality of intermediate positions. The base side portion, first base upper portion surface, and second base upper portion surface may be adhered to various portions of the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: H-S PRECISION, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Ludlow
  • Patent number: 11828552
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for a firearm includes a housing with an opening adapted to receive a trigger bar guide portion of a trigger bar. The opening includes a ridge that extends downward from an upper surface of the opening. The trigger bar guide is forced downward in the opening by a connector as the trigger is pulled to cause a first disconnect of a striker resulting in a first firing. Upon release of the trigger the trigger bar guide moves upward and upon return to a released position is forced downward to cause a secondary disconnect of striker resulting in a second firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Dragoja Stojaković
  • Patent number: 11828551
    Abstract: A trigger assembly is disclosed. The trigger assembly contains a trigger containing an outer surface, a sear engagement member pivotally coupled with the outer surface of the trigger, and a spring member positioned between the outer surface and the sear engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Micaiah Moyer, Richard Vasquez
  • Patent number: 11821712
    Abstract: A projectile and stabilizer therefor are provided. The sliding stabilizer is used instead of fixed or glued tail feathers, vanes or other fletching as a means for stabilizing projectile flight. The invention improves current projectile technology with reduced assembly labor cost, the elimination of bow clearance issues, improved accuracy with the consistent production of the sliding stabilizer, easy replacement of the stabilizer in the field, and improved projectile storage. A sliding stabilizer is designed to slide along the shaft of a projectile and comprises a circumferentially extending wing and a plurality of fins. In use, the stabilizer is positioned at the front of the projectile prior to launch, and the projectile slides quickly through the stabilizer until secured at a stop position at or near the trailing end of the projectile. An annular arrow fletch and arrow stabilizer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Terry, Steven Terry, Brandon Cummings
  • Patent number: 11821700
    Abstract: A recoil management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Really Right Stuff, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., Joseph M. Johnson, Jr., Brandon Bray
  • Patent number: 11815338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single system that can simultaneously protects a plurality of assets, such as soldiers, vehicles and structures in a given perimeter. The assets are, for example, vehicles and structures that could not otherwise be protected due to tactical and mechanical limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: David Cohen
  • Patent number: 11815321
    Abstract: A trigger assembly is disclosed. The trigger assembly includes a trigger shoe having a top surface, a brace coupled to the trigger shoe, a joint coupled to the brace, a trigger bar coupled to the brace, a trigger hood coupled to the top surface of the trigger shoe and the joint, and a track disposed between the trigger hood and the trigger shoe, wherein the trigger shoe is configured to move along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Agency Arms, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Paul Niswander, Michael Lee Parks
  • Patent number: 11815339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective shield that can be worn by one person. This shield encloses this person's entire upper body and is made of bullet-resistant or fragment-resistant material. The protection shield consists of two concentric hollow semi-cylindrical or conical halves. The first half has slightly smaller outer dimensions than the second half and includes belts or straps, such that the wearer can carry this first half on his back like a backpack. The second larger half is rotatably mounted on the outside of this first half and can hold 180 rotated degrees about a vertical axis of rotation. The protection shield can also include more than two concentric hollow semi-cylindrical or conical halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Paul Gokkel
  • Patent number: 11815341
    Abstract: A firearm projectile is provided to promote a yaw effect on material entry by the projectile and to enhance wound channel formation on entered material. The firearm projectile comprises an elongated body, having a surface formed as a surface of revolution. It further consists of an ovoid forward portion and a cylindrical rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Charles Brock
  • Patent number: 11806636
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a kite system that incorporates a highly efficient lifting surface combined with aerodynamic control surfaces while using only a single tether. Such a kite having a lifting surface combined with aerodynamic control surfaces while using only a single tether may be referred to as a “controllable kite”. Embodiments may include a controllable kite configured to operate aloft connected to only a single tether, the kite including a lifting surface that is heavier-than-air, an aerodynamic surface control system configured to adjust an attitude of the lifting surface while the kite is aloft, and an attachment point connecting the single tether to the kite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Geoffrey Bland, Joseph Bretthauer, Ted Miles, Kay Rufty, Douglas Stout, Richard Cairncross
  • Patent number: 11808537
    Abstract: A weapon system for a firearm includes a processor, the processor having an associated memory, and an optical reader, the optical reader configured to receive operator-identification information and transmit the operator-identification information to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire, Roula Assadi
  • Patent number: 11802940
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for deployment of an electronic warfare (EW) asset are provided. The system includes a projectile launching device capable of launching a projectile round. An EW asset is detachably carried by the projectile round. A deployable parachute is attached to the EW asset, wherein the EW asset is configured to be suspended from the parachute when the EW asset is detached from the projectile round. The related method is used for suppression or obscuration of enemy counterfire radar (CFR) system by initiating an EW effect by the EW asset as the EW asset floats towards a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Keegan, John R. M. Innes, Steven T. Rehermann
  • Gun
    Patent number: 11796276
    Abstract: A gun includes a receiver assembly, a magazine, a trigger assembly, a sear assembly, a blowback assembly and a reciprocating slide. When the trigger rotates, the first connecting member is capable of pulling the trigger slide to move linearly, and driving the second connecting member, the sear assembly and the force-storing slide to move linearly towards the same direction. Moreover, the force-storing slide compresses the blowback spring, and the blowback slide receives a restoring force of the blowback spring to drive the reciprocating slide to move backward. The gun could achieve a simulation effect of rotating actions of the trigger, as well as a simulation effect of blowback actions of the reciprocating slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Po-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 11788809
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading cartridges into a magazine comprises a setting mechanism including a sleeve, a body, a setting tool, and a link. The body may be slidingly disposed about the sleeve so that the body and the sleeve can slide relative to one another along a sliding axis. The body may translate between an upper position and a lower position along the sliding axis. A first end of the setting tool may be pivotally coupled to the sleeve for relative rotation between the setting tool and the sleeve about a forward axis. The setting tool rotates about the forward axis as the body translates between the upper position and the lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Hefer, Brandon Karl Trostrud, Sean Higgs
  • Patent number: 11774225
    Abstract: A fuze for a projectile intended to be fired by a cannon by ignition of a propellant charge using an electric igniter. This fuze is allowed to pase from a safety position to an armed position following the fire by releasing at least two different safeties. This fuze includes a capacitor which is intended to be connected to the electric igniter and which charges during the ignition of the propellant charge, and also a computer which detects the charge of the capacitor in order to allow the arming of the fuze when this charge is greater than or equal to a reference value, the charge of the capacitor constituting a first fire safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Peron
  • Patent number: 11768042
    Abstract: A cam race comprising a hardened material (harder than a material of an upper receiver) is provided to increase durability of a firearm. The cam race is fit within a groove within an interior sidewall of an upper receiver of the firearm. The cam race comprises a body that is fit within the groove, and a plurality of fastener pins extending away from a rear face of the body that fit within corresponding through-holes of the upper receiver. Distal ends of each of the fastener pins are deformed to form a riveted connection between the cam race and the upper receiver. The cam race defines a slide face along which a cam pin of the firearm slides during a firing process, thereby increasing the durability of the firearm against undesired formation of defects within the interior sidewall of the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: William H. Geissele
  • Patent number: 11761737
    Abstract: A projectile deployment system includes a projectile casing having a pair of sockets, each socket sized to carry one of a pair of anchors of an entangling projectile having a tether connecting the pair of anchors. Each of the pair of sockets is angled equally relative to a centerline defined between the sockets. One or more pressure sources is capable of generating a pressure wave capable of expelling one or more of the anchors from the sockets to deploy the entangling projectile from the projectile casing toward a subject. A controller is operable to activate one or both of the pressure sources. A sight is oriented along a target line, the target line being offset relative to the centerline defined between the sockets such that when the anchors are deployed from the projectile casing they exhibit differing flight characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Wrap Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Cerovic, David T. Richter, Andrew Chiang, Elwood G. Norris
  • Patent number: 11761741
    Abstract: A projectile including: a shell; a rotating shaft; and a screw which can be rotated by the rotating shaft. The screw and the shell include, respectively, a stop and a counter-stop opposite each other. The screw is capable of sliding axially between a first position, in which a non-zero clearance is provided between the stop and counter-stop, and a second position, in which the stop and counter-stop are in contact. An elastic return element reversibly deformable between a first and a second state of stress which correspond to the first and second positions of the screw, respectively, the stress of the first state being lower than the stress of the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Naval Group
    Inventor: Thibaut De Sarran
  • Patent number: 11740040
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modified rifle bolt carrier allowing a selectively openable vent/valve at the location where exhaust gas is pressurizing the bolt carrier to control carrier speed under suppressed fire in a first valve position or unsuppressed fire in a second valve position. A valve core is disclosed which may be rotated 180° to a first “open” setting for non-suppressed fire from its position in a “closed” position for suppressed fire, and a third “median” position. The modified bolt carrier will allow an operator of the firearm to adjust for a suppressor without changing the gas block or having to modify or adapt the front end or barrel end of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Evolved Gear LLC
    Inventor: Dean Sylvester
  • Patent number: 11740061
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to manufacturing an insert-molded expanding projectile. Aspects of the disclosure include locating a portion of a projectile body within a converging tip mold, the projectile body including a metal jacket extending from a tail portion to a nose portion and surrounding an interior solid core. The metal jacket and nose portion may be tapered in a forward direction to an annular forward edge defining an opening to an undercut interior cavity. Melted polymer may be injected into the converging tip mold and allowed to cool thereby forming a polymer tip having a main portion forward of the opening and a tip retention portion filling the undercut interior cavity and having a shape corresponding to the undercut interior cavity to retain the polymer tip in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Federal Cartridge Company
    Inventor: Bryan P. Peterson