Patents Examined by John Cooper
  • Patent number: 11402182
    Abstract: A pyrotechnics support apparatus includes a base structure with side walls connected to end walls to define an internal cavity. A tab member extends at an angle from each of the end walls across a width of the end walls. The tab members each include a plurality of slots. A plurality of dividers are selectively connectable to the base structure in the slots in the tab members and between the end walls. The support apparatus provides a sturdy foundation for the safe and precise firing of an array of pyrotechnic devices and is specifically configured to increase efficiency and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Michael A. Ingram, Brandon S. Corn, Kevin R. Gilfillan, Michael H. Ingram
  • Patent number: 11391545
    Abstract: A turret display device is used for rapidly zeroing a riflescope. The turrets on an improved riflescope provide a turret position signal. A display of the turret display device comprises turret display cross hairs displayed relative to a target icon. When the turret display device receives a turret position signal, turret display cross hairs move to show the relative movement as indicated by the received turret position signal. When a distance is processed by the turret display device, the turret display cross hairs move to show an aiming point relative to a target icon based on the current zero of the riflescope. The user zeroes the riflescope to any distance by turning the turrets until the turret display cross hairs are centered for the desired distance. In some embodiments the turret display device is integrated into a hand held rangefinder, smart phone, or riflescope. A riflescope having turrets which each provide a turret position signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Evrio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendyl A Roman, John Livacich
  • Patent number: 11391528
    Abstract: A mechanical device for cocking and percussion for single-trigger individual weapon and two barrels, which are plain or striped, juxtaposed or superimposed and weapons using such device are provided. The device is intended for defense weapons that use two center-fire or annular firing barrels or tubes using mechanical energy to initiate a pyrotechnic primer. It uses the action of the trigger on a single ratchet, attached to a gearwheel and an action piece on the hammer; this action is made alternative by a duplication of this gear wheel and action piece, one being driven by the other in rotation so that the actions on one or the other barrels are alternative. The weapon equipped with such a device can be equipped with an associated additional device that allows the visualization of the active barrel as well as the change of barrel that will fire the next shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Securengy SAS
    Inventors: Dejan Radojicic, Cyrille Raquin
  • Patent number: 11385036
    Abstract: A detonating cord for using in a perforating gun includes an explosive layer and an electrically conductive layer extending around the explosive layer. The electrically conductive layer is configured to relay a communication signal along a length of the detonating cord. In an embodiment, a protective jacket extends around the electrically conductive layer of the detonating cord. The detonating cord may be assembled in a perforating gun to relay a communication signal from a top connector to a bottom connector of the perforating gun, and to propagate a detonating explosive stimulus along its length to initiate shaped charges of the perforating gun. A plurality of perforating guns, including the detonating cord, may be connected in series, with the detonating cord of a first perforating gun in communication with the detonating cord of a second perforating gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Haron Preiss, Liam McNelis, Thilo Scharf, Christian Eitschberger, Bernhard Scharfenort
  • Patent number: 11378358
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a target display device for assisting to aim at a target beyond a vision obstructing object, the device comprising: a forward-facing camera; a target marker projector; and an orientation marker projector, wherein: the forward-facing camera is adapted to capture an image beyond the vision obstructing object; the target marker projector is adapted to project a target marker; the orientation marker projector is adapted to project an orientation marker; and the forward-facing camera is adapted to capture an image in alignment with the target marker and the orientation marker along a longitudinal axial plane through the target display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Towarra Holdings Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Samuel Whitfeld
  • Patent number: 11378353
    Abstract: An arrow gun is provided having a controllable retention force on the arrow. By setting the retention force on the arrow, increased energy from motive compressed gas can be imparted to the arrow. The arrow gun also includes a damping coupling for reducing vibration of an unsupported length of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: George Wallace Rodrigues Malheiros, David C. Snyder, Anthony Thomas Cioppa, Justin Heckert
  • Patent number: 11371792
    Abstract: A gun control unit for a M134 minigun firearm including an armature and a stator comprising at least one hardware processor; and one or more software modules that are configured to, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, independently control the armature; independently control the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TMP Weapons, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy Warren Garwood, Jaime Chait
  • Patent number: 11371789
    Abstract: An operating system for a firearm includes a forward bolt includes a forward bolt cavity, a carrier disposed on a rear side of the forward bolt, the carrier including a carrier cavity, a short cam pin including (i) a forward section that is at least partially disposed within the forward bolt cavity and (ii) a rear section that is at least partially disposed within the carrier cavity, a plurality of bearings that interface with the forward bolt, a retracted configuration where the short cam pin is in a rear position relative to the forward bolt, and a deployed configuration where the short cam pin is in a forward position relative to the forward bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 11371798
    Abstract: An air gun utilizes high pressure air to rapidly move projectiles from a magazine to the breech of a barrel, and from there out of the barrel. Actuating a trigger opens a valve which directs high pressure air into a turbine/projectile feed disk assembly causing rotation of the assembly about an axle. The rotation rapidly moves projectiles from the magazine to a position at the barrel breech (one at a time) where the high pressure air launches the positioned projectile through the barrel and out the barrel muzzle. The weapon is innovative in the use of high pressure air in an efficient combination of linear and rotational movement to load and rapidly discharge projectiles through a single barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: James Eugene Allen
  • Patent number: 11353294
    Abstract: A modular armor system is provided. The modular armor system includes an encasement for holding one or more interior plate, thereby providing a variety of protection options. The encasement is moveable from an open configuration to a closed configuration. In the open configuration, a user can inspect plate conditions and configurations prior to using such system, thereby allowing the user to replace damaged plates and/or to change plate configurations. The system is configured to allow bullets to penetrate the encasement, thereby reducing impact to users while reducing shrapnel associated with bullet spalling. By including one or more penetrable, buffer, retaining, or other plate within the encasement, users can further decrease impact and/or other risks associated with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Brandin Hall
  • Patent number: 11346629
    Abstract: A firearm has an emitter that propagates a light beam to a receiver and at least two finger position beams that propagate horizontally along the firearm on either side of a switch that provides detection of a position of a finger when the finger blocks and unblocks the finger position beam. Further, when only two finger position beams are blocked, this indicates proper positioning of the finger placing the firearm into a dischargeable condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Dorothy Devine Burdine, Lavada Sue Pitts
  • Patent number: 11333471
    Abstract: Disclosed is an intermediate part forming a wadding cup to be placed in the case of a cartridge for separating the explosive charge and the shot. It includes a cylindrical sleeve of outer diameter suitable for being inserted slidingly into the case, the sleeve having a front portion the end of which is open, suitable for containing the shot, and a rear portion including a cylindrical wad flush with the end of the rear portion, the intermediate part being formed of at least 95% by weight of biodegradable or decomposable materials, such as cardboard and cork. Also disclosed is a biodegradable cartridge with cup and wadding, complying with environmental rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Patrick Maricaille
  • Patent number: 11333468
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly that includes a non-lethal projectile and a carrier configured for retaining and launching the non-lethal projectile. The carrier includes a housing including a combustion chamber, at least one escape aperture, a primer, and a case connected to the housing. The case encases the non-lethal projectile. The case and the housing collectively define a launch chamber that is fluidly connected to the at least one escape aperture. The launch chamber is configured for launching the non-lethal projectile out of the case. The at least one escape aperture is configured for metering pressurized gas from the combustion chamber to the launch chamber for launching the non-lethal projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Wattre, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan S. Willson
  • Patent number: 11320247
    Abstract: A stand-off breaching device (20) for breaching a barrier, comprising a housing (21), an explosive main charge (24) having a barrier-end (25) and a rear-end (26), a detonator (29), and means for initiating the detonator (27) when the explosive main charge (24) is at a preselected distance from a barrier. The detonator (29) is configured to detonate explosive main charge (24) at the rear-end (26) such that the resultant detonation wave propagates through the explosive main charge (24) towards the barrier-end (25) and the barrier being breached. This configuration provides more efficient transfer of explosively generated overpressure towards a barrier, thereby enabling the use of explosive main charges (24) with reduced mass, and the associated improvements in operator safety. The breaching device (20) is particularly suited to use in door breaching operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventor: Lee Jonathan Thornhill
  • Patent number: 11313646
    Abstract: A slide assembly for a pistol includes a slide, a firing pin, a firing pin spring and a firing pin retainer. The firing pin retainer includes left-side and right side flat surfaces disposed on the rails of the firing pin retainer on the top side. A rear sight is providing having a bottom side having a pair of threaded mounting holes. A pair of threaded mounting fasteners each having a head is provided to mount the sight on the slide. A pair of threaded mounting holes of the slide is coaxial with the threaded mounting holes of the rear sight, wherein the threaded mounting fasteners extend through the rear sight mounting holes in the slide and into the pair of mounting holes in the rear sight, wherein, when the firing pin retainer is fully seated in the grooves of the slide, the heads of the fasteners are captured by the flat surfaces of the firing pin retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kimber IP, LLC
    Inventor: John B. Simon
  • Patent number: 11293720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to target acquisition and related devices, and more particularly to telescopic gunsights and associated equipment used to achieve shooting accuracy at, for example, close ranges, medium ranges and long ranges at stationary and moving targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HVRT CORP.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Gallery, Todd Hodnett
  • Patent number: 11287217
    Abstract: A firearm sighting device having a base, a first sighting lever arm pivotable relative to the base around a first pivot axis, a second sighting lever arm pivotable relative to the base and first sighting lever arm around a second pivot axis, a rear sight device fixed on the second sighting lever arm, a first positioning device for adjusting a pivot angle of the first sighting lever arm relative to the base, and a second positioning device for adjusting a pivot angle of the second sighting lever arm relative to the first sighting lever arm and the base. A rotating positioning element on the first sighting lever arm includes alignment elements that each have a positioning tip so that a distance between the positioning tip and rotating positioning element is adjustable. A buttress element on the bottom of the base interacts with the positioning tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Weinland
  • Patent number: 11287231
    Abstract: A reusable simulated weapon device includes a holding chamber and an expansion chamber for receiving expanding gas. A shuttle is slidable between a closed position that blocks communication between the holding chamber and the expansion chamber and an open position that allows communication. A pilot valve allows pressurized gas in the holding chamber to drive the shuttle into the open position. A firing pin opens the pilot valve. The firing pin has an armed position, in which a protrusion engages with a recess to hold the firing pin against a spring. The firing pin can be released from the armed position in response to an impact to the device. When the firing pin is released, the spring drives the firing pin to actuate the pilot valve, causing the shuttle to slide from the closed position to the open position to allow gas to move into the expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Robin Stoddart, Carlton Ie Loong Chong
  • Patent number: 11287206
    Abstract: An automatic action assembly of a firearm, comprising a barrel (2) with a sliding cartridge chamber (1) arranged in a sliding way between the front and rear dead center. The movement of the sliding chamber (1) is delimited by at least one first stop (3) on the sliding chamber (1) and a corresponding at least one second stop (4) connected to the barrel (2). Between the first stop (3) and second stop (4), there is a play (A). In the rear part of the sliding chamber (1), a breech block (5) is lockably connected at the end of which a breech block (5) carrier (6) is to mounted in a sliding way. The breech block (5) carrier (6) is pushed by a return spring (7) towards the barrel (2). The breech block (5) is fitted with an unlocking mechanism for delayed disconnection of the breech block (5) from the sliding chamber (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CESKA ZBROJOVKA A.S.
    Inventors: Lukas Petera, Rene Marek, Vladimir Simek
  • Patent number: 11280587
    Abstract: A firearm mounting plate assembly is provided. The firearm mounting plate assembly includes a firearm slide with a first side, a second side, and a top side. A recess defined by a first slide wall, a second slide wall, and a recess base surface is disposed on the firearm slide top side. The recess includes a rib, a slot, and a ejector projection. Adjacent to the recess is a catch. The firearm mounting plate assembly includes a mounting plate with a top surface, a bottom surface, a front side, and a rear side. An ejector notch and a channel is disposed along the bottom surface. The mounting plate includes a stud, one or more bosses, and an anchor. The mounting plate is configured to secure within the recess of the firearm slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Agency Arms, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Paul Niswander, Michael Lee Parks