Patents Examined by J. Woodrow Eldred
  • Patent number: 11365951
    Abstract: A firearm has a frame, a pivot connection connected to the frame, an elongated trigger lever coupled to the pivot connection and movable in a first direction between a rest position and an actuated position, the trigger lever including a first portion and a second portion, the first and second portions of the trigger lever being configured to receive first and second fingers of a user, and a trigger biasing structure including one or more bias springs to apply a force to the trigger lever to bias the trigger lever in a second direction opposite the first direction, and wherein a force applied to move the trigger lever in the first direction is the sum of an applied force multiplied by the distance between the first portion and the pivot connection and the applied force multiplied by the distance between the second portion and the pivot connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Corsi, Antony Galazan, Piotr G. Kumiega
  • Patent number: 11365952
    Abstract: A firearm stock with adjustable length of pull and/or comb height is disclosed. In one example, a butt plate assembly includes a tongue defining top and bottom chamfered outside edges. A stock body defines top and bottom chamfered inside edges along a slot opening. Moving a locking assembly to a locked position draws the chamfered outside edges on the tongue against the chamfered inside edges along the slot opening. A locking plate can be used between the fastener and the tongue. In another example, an adjustable comb assembly includes a cheek plate with posts received in post openings that extend into the stock body. A locking lever is coupled to a fastener that extends laterally through the stock body. Moving the lever to the locked position draws together opposite sides of the stock body to constrain the post openings, thereby retaining the position of the comb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Hopkins, Matteo V. Viviano
  • Patent number: 11359890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a furniture inlay personal protection shield that is removable from furniture to provide personal protection, in an emergency, from bodily harm threats. The furniture inlay personal protection shield comprising an exterior surface inlay that is sized and fabricated to fit into a predefined opening in the furniture surface, a bullet-resistant inner liner affixed to the interior surface of the exterior surface inlay, and at least one handle proximate the bullet-resistant inner liner where a user can, by way of the handle, securely position the bullet-resistant inner liner between the user and the bodily harm threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Cary C. Pappas
  • Patent number: 11346626
    Abstract: Generally, a device for counting used munitions may include at least one sensor and at least one processor attachable to a firearm. The sensor(s) may be configured to generate at least one sensor signal, having signal values, in response to movement of at least one of: the firearm or at least one movable member of the firearm. The processor(s) may be configured to receive the sensor signal(s) from the sensor(s), and to detect, based on the signal values of the sensor signal(s) and a predetermined signal threshold, a discharge of the firearm. The processor(s) may be configured to determine a number of remaining cartridges in a magazine of the firearm, based on the detections of the discharges thereof. The device may further include at least one indicator configured to generate at least one notification concerning the number of remaining cartridges in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Or Gueron
    Inventor: Or Gueron
  • Patent number: 11346628
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a trigger pin having a threaded portion and a non-threaded portion and an action having a trigger assembly slot and at least one channel having a portion thereof threaded. In the preferred embodiment, the trigger pin is inserted through a first channel in the action, into a channel within the trigger assembly, and into a second channel in the action opposing the first channel in the action. The threaded portion of the pin is threadably engaged with the threaded portion of the first channel in the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Joel Russo
  • Patent number: 11346622
    Abstract: A firearm chassis comprises a body having a receiver mount for receiving a firearm receiver or barreled action, and one or more mounting rails configured to removably accept one or more firearm features, wherein the mounting rails may comprise integrated Picatinny, Weaver or ARCA Swiss style rails, such as in vertical and/or horizontal orientations at the front and/or rear of the chassis. A firearm chassis may also be uniquely configured to utilize identical front and rear actions screws for attaching the firearm receiver or a barreled action thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Black Collar Arms, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher K. Heuss, Jeremy M. Siwek
  • Patent number: 11340043
    Abstract: Vertical explosive reactive armor (VERA) include: an explosive material, an inert plate, a damping material, a casing; a casing cover and a casing upper limiter. VERA additionally could have an expandable material and an uneven surface inert plate. The essential component of VERA is the casing upper limiter, the purpose of which is to hold back the part of the inert plate after the detonation, which makes the inert plate to bend at an angle. Bent back inert plate is breaking kinetic penetrator by its plane into individual elements and affects the trajectory of the kinetic penetrator. If the penetrator is explosively formed penetrator, the inert plate shatters or partially destroys the integrity of the current of the penetrator by its own plane. Such VERA construction protects against kinetic penetrators, explosively formed penetrators and tandem explosively formed penetrators. These VERA are efficient, compact, easy to manufacture and operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MB ,,IDERIKA″
    Inventor: Erikas Raulynaitis
  • Patent number: 11340031
    Abstract: The utility model discloses a bullet drop prevention mechanism. The bullet drop prevention mechanism is movably connected with a bullet loader and includes a blocking part. A bullet head on the uppermost portion of a magazine located inside the bullet loader is blocked by the blocking part. The utility model also discloses the bullet loader including the bullet drop prevention mechanism described above. According to the bullet drop prevention mechanism, the problem that the uppermost bullet in a traditional bullet loader may drop out of the magazine is solved, not only loading of a bullet is not hindered, but also existing space of a traditional bullet loader is utilized, and no extra space is needed for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11333466
    Abstract: A means is provided for defending a target from attack by a torpedo with high probability. When a controller detects a torpedo based on an image generated by a sonar, it specifies a path of movement of the torpedo. If there is a water craft or the like within the path of movement, the controller instructs a launcher to launch a torpedo capture device and instructs mines to switch to detonation-off mode. Moveable devices of the torpedo capture device launched by the launcher in accordance with the instruction of the controller move in the water to spread a net. The controller then specifies a location of each of a first moveable device and second moveable devices based on an image generated by the sonar, and instructs the first moveable Device and the second moveable devices to move such that the center of the net is within the path of movement of the torpedo. The first moveable device and the second moveable devices move in accordance with the instruction of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Mikio Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 11333454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of military technology, and more particularly to an automatic firearm. Said firearm consists of a receiver, a barrel, a bolt carrier and a bolt, a bumper spring on the bolt carrier, a recoil spring between the bolt carrier and the rear wall of the receiver, a trigger mechanism, an ammunition feed mechanism, sighting equipment, a device for locking the bumper spring in a compressed state caused by the bolt carrier striking the front wall of the receiver or the barrel or the bolt via the bumper spring, and a mechanism for synchronizing the release of the bumper spring with the firing of a shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Vasilij Mihajlovich Pokalyaev, Sergei Pokalyaev
  • Patent number: 11320234
    Abstract: A firearm having a grip panels and backstrap retention system is provided. A latch plate is disposed adjacent to the backstrap side of the frame having a pair of side edges having rearward facing protuberances thereon and is moveable perpendicular to the magazine well axis from an engagement position towards the trigger side of the frame to a disengagement position towards the backstrap side of the frame. A latch plate spring biases the latch plate to the disengagement position. Each grip panel has a forward grip undercut to receive corresponding forward frame undercuts. Each forward grip undercut engages the corresponding forward frame undercut by seating each grip panel in its grip offset surface and translating each grip panel toward the trigger side of the frame. Each grip panel further has a rearward grip undercut facing the frame to receive a corresponding undercut latch plate protuberance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Kimber IP, LLC
    Inventor: John B. Simon
  • Patent number: 11320223
    Abstract: The invention relates to mechanisms for cocking an automatic weapon. An automatic firearm having an inertial automation system comprises a breech, a barrel, a bolt support with a bolt, a recoil spring and a return spring, a trigger mechanism, an ammunition supply mechanism and a bolt support latch. The latch fixes the bolt support in a rear position and is controlled with a trigger. A shot is produced at the instant the bolt support arrives in a front position. A mechanism for supplying cartridges to a cartridge chamber makes it possible to load the weapon when the bolt support is fixed in the rear position. Stable operation of an inertial automation system is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Vasilij Mihajlovich Pokalyaev, Sergei Pokalyaev
  • Patent number: 11320220
    Abstract: A firearm includes a barrel having a breech end. An upper receiver is engaged with the breech end of the barrel such that a majority of the barrel is outside of the upper receiver. A lower receiver is releasably connected to the upper receiver, and the firearm includes structure for slidingly connecting the upper receiver to the lower receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NRJ Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Allen Daniel Stephenson, James Clowney Brice, IV, Rob Randazzo
  • Patent number: 11313652
    Abstract: An underbody kit for a vehicle having an outer body shell defining a cavity, at least one explosive device secured to the outer body shell within the cavity, and wherein the underbody kit is constructed and arranged to counteract both a blast event near the vehicle and a penetrator event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Victor Wilhelm Burguess, Shawn Christopher Klann
  • Patent number: 11313634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magazine loader having a base, a groove of the base, a cartridge loader slide, a channel in the cartridge loader slide, a mating portion of the cartridge loader slide sized in relative proportions to mate with the groove in the base, a magazine guide, a pin connecting the magazine guide to the cartridge loader slide; and a housing partially covering the magazine guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MB Machine LLC
    Inventors: Sylvan Newby, Delmar Dean Pullen
  • Patent number: 11307005
    Abstract: Embodiments of a predictably fragmenting projectile having internally-arranged geometric features are disclosed herein. According to various embodiments, a predictably fragmenting projectile having internally-arranged geometric features can include a substantially solid core of a material; a substantially continuous and smooth outer ogive; a plurality of petals attached to the core and formed from the material, each of the plurality of petals can include a smooth outer surface and can be formed by two break lines formed on the inside of the petals; and a cavity that is located proximate to the core and inner surfaces of the plurality of petals. The fragmenting projectile can be configured to deform by at least one of the plurality of petals pivoting outwardly relative to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: G2 Research Inc.
    Inventor: John Doyle Rogers
  • Patent number: 11306995
    Abstract: A shotgun is formed of sub-assemblies which include a lower receiver upon which a butt stock and an upper receiver are mounted. The lower receiver houses the fire control mechanism, the butt stock includes an ammunition elevator and a breech cover. Magazine tubes, ammunition cut-offs, a selector, a selector interrupter and the barrel are mounted on the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Muska
  • Patent number: 11293707
    Abstract: A device implementable on a firearm includes a charging handle configured to be mounted on a lateral side of a slide of the firearm by a screw and without removal of a rear sight or a slide cover plate at a breech end of the slide. The charging handle includes a handle member and at least one screw. The handle member is adapted to engage the lateral side of the slide. The handle member has at least one threaded through hole traversing a body of the handle member. The at least one screw is configured to secure the handle member to the slide through the at least one threaded through hole when the at least one threaded through hole is aligned with a tapped hole on the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Strike Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shanyao Lee, Felix Danishwara
  • Patent number: 11287233
    Abstract: A guided projectile including a precision guidance munition assembly utilizes angular rate sensors to sample a first angular velocity of the precision guidance munition assembly from the first angular rate sensor at a first time, sample a second angular velocity of the precision guidance munition assembly from the second angular rate sensor at the first time, generate a coning command based, at least in part, on the first angular velocity and the second angular velocity, and apply the coning command to the canard assembly. The range may be decreased or increased based on the coning commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Zemany, Matthew F. Chrobak
  • Patent number: 11287200
    Abstract: A gas block system including at least some of a firearm barrel having a barrel conical shoulder, wherein a threaded gas block attachment area is formed proximate a gas block attachment area of the barrel, and wherein a barrel gas port is formed within at least a portion of the gas block attachment area of the barrel; a gas block having a gas block barrel borehole with a tapered proximal shoulder and a tapered distal shoulder, the gas block having a gas block gas port; and a gas block nut having a threaded gas block nut aperture portion and a tapered extension portion extending from the gas block nut, wherein the gas block nut is configured to secure the gas block to the barrel such that the tapered proximal shoulder is abutted against the barrel conical shoulder and the tapered distal shoulder is abutted against the tapered extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Paul A. Oglesby