Patents Examined by Jonathan C Weber
  • Patent number: 10969184
    Abstract: A firearm receiver assembly is disclosed herein. The firearm receiver assembly includes a receiver having at least two pillar apertures. The firearm receiver assembly also includes a chassis having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a side portion. The receiver is configured to be set within the top portion. The firearm receiver assembly also includes a bottom metal having a top side, a bottom side, a proximate end, and a distal end. More so, the firearm receiver assembly includes at least two integrated pillars extending from the top side of the bottom metal. The at least two integrated pillars are configured to align with the pillar apertures of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DANIEL DEFENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel McLeroy, Marvin C. Daniel, Luke South
  • Patent number: 10969209
    Abstract: A bullet having a generally cup-shaped jacket, a core disposed inside the jacket, and partially divided into a plurality of segments by a plurality of slits formed therein is mounted at the front of the jacket. A tip is mounted in the core. The tip has a plurality of notches formed its forwardly facing ogival surface; each notch having a forward end adjacent the forward end of the tip, and a rear end rearward of the rearwardly facing shoulder and the front end of the jacket, so that material from the target can enter the jacket and help open the jacket and release the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OLIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Stock, Jr., Kyle Adam Masinelli, Connor M. McDermot
  • Patent number: 10969183
    Abstract: A configurable blowback bolt system is provided. Embodiments include a two-part configurable bolt assembly having a bolt carrier and a configurable bolt that allows for use with various calibers of ammunition, both rifle and pistol. The configurable bolt may also eject cartridges to the right or left side of the rifle by moving the extractor to one or the other side of the bolt. A buffer may be included as part of the configurable blowback bolt to shorten the stroke based on the caliber of ammunition being fired with the configurable blowback bolt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Gibbens Engineering Group, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gibbens, David W. Gibbens
  • Patent number: 10969196
    Abstract: A firearm accessory is rotatable on two axes through the use of a sleeve mounted on a bearing comprising of a first part and a second part the second part being rotatable and coupled to the first part facilitating a central opening and a first rotational motion and protrusions with at least one hinge from the sleeve attaching to a mirror device acting as a second rotational motion. An alternative teaches digital control of a swinging mirror assembly having spring acting ball actuators providing the digital action between the actuators and a surface. In another alternative, two armatures also are taught that connect a reflective device to a bearing mounted sleeve in front of or behind a target viewing device. Any of these may be directly rail mounted with appropriate attachment devices or directly connected to or manufactured as an integral part of a reflex sight, night vision, scope or similar viewing system of a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Marshall Campbell
  • Patent number: 10962319
    Abstract: A firing control apparatus and method for installing in a firearm, the apparatus comprising: an energy storing mechanism configured to store mechanical energy which is produced by a mechanical system, upon firing the firearm or by manual operation of the firearm, an electromagnet configured to control the energy storing mechanism, wherein the energy storing mechanism holds or releases the mechanical energy to prevent or enable the firearm from firing, and a processor or an electro-mechanical switch configured to activate or deactivate the electromagnet to control the operation of the energy storing mechanism according to preselected rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (I.W.I) LTD
    Inventors: Zeev Shneorson, Ariel Paludis, Alexander Cooper, Ron Gur, Shachar Ben David, Dotan Lamm, Aviram Sobol, Naor Sagy
  • Patent number: 10962327
    Abstract: An illumination device for a firearm may include a housing supporting multiple lamps. A switch actuator of the device is rotationally coupled to a rear end of the housing. A cam is coupled to the switch actuator, such that the cam rotates with the actuator, the cam having a first end including a magnet and a second end having a shaped cam surface configured to interface with a cam follower. The actuator and the cam are biased toward a neutral position. Selective rotation of the cam causes a magnet of the cam to operate one or more magnetic switches. The cam is transitionable between a plurality of discrete positions, e.g., including a pair of toggle positions in the first rotational direction from the neutral position, and a pair of momentary positions disposed on the cam in the second rotational direction from the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Owl Gun Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: Talon Reed, Michael Sorensen, Shane Reed
  • Patent number: 10955229
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved .30 caliber cartridge that overcomes the limitations of the prior art by providing a centerfire cartridge with a case having a head with a rim, a body extending from the head to a tapered shoulder to a mouth that seats a bullet. The cartridge having a dimension that is short enough to fit in an automatic pistol's magazine and when fired from such a pistol's barrel will achieve ballistics closely resembling that of a rifle carbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Skychase Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Faisal Kedairy
  • Patent number: 10954760
    Abstract: A shaped charge closure member for encapsulating a slotted shaped charge is described. The closure member includes a body having a closed upper portion, and a lower portion opposite the upper portion. The closure member has first and second side walls, a front wall, and a back wall. Each wall tapers from the lower portion to the upper portion. A skirt having a substantially rectangular cross-section extends vertically away from each of the walls, at the lower portion of the body. The skirt engages with an open portion of a slotted shaped charge case, thereby forming an encapsulated slotted shaped charge. The encapsulated slotted shaped charge may be used in an exposed perforating gun system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Liam McNelis, Arash Shahinpour, Joerg Mueller, Frank Haron Preiss
  • Patent number: 10955228
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved .30 caliber cartridge that overcomes the limitations of the prior art by providing a centerfire cartridge with a case having a head with a rim, a body extending from the head to a tapered shoulder to a mouth that seats a bullet. The cartridge having a dimension that is short enough to fit in an automatic pistol's magazine and when fired from such a pistol's barrel will achieve ballistics closely resembling that of a rifle carbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Skychase Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Faisal Kedairy
  • Patent number: 10955215
    Abstract: A projectile launching apparatus for launching a projectile, such as a pellet, a BB bullet, an arrow, a dart and a paintball includes a linear motion converter driven by a motor, a piston coupled to the linear motion converter and reciprocally movable within a cylinder, a gas spring and a breech assembly. The piston compresses a gas within the cylinder, after which the compressed gas expands in the barrel of the breech assembly for launching the projectile. Breech assembly includes a breech, a bolt, and bolt barrel cam, which rotate with the gas spring to allow a projectile to enter the breech and then to seal the bolt in the breech before the gas spring releases its stored energy to launch the projectile. In another embodiment, the bolt is coupled with a magnet instead of a cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tricord Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Witzigreuter, Christopher Pedicini
  • Patent number: 10955205
    Abstract: A bedding block for securing a receiver frame includes a front recoil lug receptacle having a forward cam surface with laterally extending stepped ribs and a rearward bearing surface, and a rear recoil lug receptacle having a truncated ovoid bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Donald F. Bitz, Thomas O. Pierce
  • Patent number: 10955207
    Abstract: A flat loop revolving firearm assembly can have a trigger mechanism configured to move a loop advance lever disposed between the trigger mechanism and a flat loop, and a hammer retractor lever disposed between the trigger mechanism and at least one hammer retractor bar. The hammer retractor bar can be configured to slide and contact a hammer thereby rotating the hammer to a cocked position and releasing the hammer to fire a cartridge removably disposed in a firing position chamber. The flat loop can have a plurality of flat loop links configured to revolve in parallel tracks into a firing position in response to motion imposed by the loop advance lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Puleo
  • Patent number: 10948249
    Abstract: A delayed blowback mechanism integrated into a firearm bolt and carrier subassembly. A cam pin extends from the bolt and, upon initiation of the cartridge discharge cycle, engages a guiding clearance or pocket configured within the firearm upper receiver for providing recoil and discharge force attenuation in a radial delayed fashion during cycling of the bolt carrier group. Recoil attenuation between the cam pin and upper receiver clearance can be provided alone or assisted by chamfer or angled contour to either or both of the radially projecting and rear contact surfaces of the bolt locking lugs and the opposing inward projections configured within the barrel extension grooves. In any variant, the bolt and associated carrier retain sufficient inertia to cycle through the discharge cycle to the set position concurrent with reloading a subsequent cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 22 Evolution LLC
    Inventors: John L. Overstreet, Tyson Bradshaw, Jordan Wilson
  • Patent number: 10948264
    Abstract: A dual-emitter micro-dot sight comprising a sight housing configured to mount to a shooting device, a first and a second light emitter each coupled to the sight housing, a beam combiner, a collimating lens, and a diverging lens. The beam combiner is configured to receive light from each of the first and the second light emitters and to guide the light to an optical path. The collimating lens is in the optical path and is configured to collimate the light from each of the first and the second light emitters. The diverging lens is in the optical path between the beam combiner and the collimating lens, and the diverging lens is configured to spread the light from each of the first and the second light emitters. The dual-emitter micro-dot sight may include windage and elevation adjustment mechanisms that are separate and independent for each of the first and the second light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bradley Brumfield, Brandon Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10941993
    Abstract: A delayed rotary blowback mechanism integrated into a firearm bolt and carrier subassembly. A plurality of radial locking lugs are configured at a rear end of the bolt and seat within a mating profile of an upper receiver interior or integrated trunnion in a fully chambered position. A plurality of chamfered locations are configured between the lugs and a receiving profile in the barrel or trunnion for influencing linear to rotational motion of the bolt. A cam pin extends upwardly from the bolt and seats through a circumferentially directed slot configured within the bolt carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: 22 Evolution LLC
    Inventors: John L. Overstreet, Tyson Bradshaw, Jordan Wilson
  • Patent number: 10935335
    Abstract: A firearm gas piston system provides tool-less removal and adjustment of gas flow along a nonlinear gradient and directs exhaust discharge away from the operator. The system includes a gas block with gas channels for directing exhaust gas away from an operator and a gas plug bore configured to accommodate insertion of a gas plug. The gas plug can include an actuator for rotating the gas plug, a key that fits within a key notch and key channel inside the gas plug bore to secure the gas plug within the bore, and a regulator portion to control the flow of discharge gas from a firearm barrel. The regulator portion includes a passage with two opening segments that accept discharge gas from the barrel and direct the gas through another opening disposed in a regulator cutout and to a piston portion of the gas block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADAMS ARMS, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Miller, Mark Lambert, James Granger, Gregory Miller, Graysen Pollard
  • Patent number: 10935355
    Abstract: A projectile includes a bag of gaseous medium to effectively retard the velocity thereof on impact with a target in such a way as to prevent excess damage, injury or penetration, wherein the bag is configured to increase in area at the nose of the projectile following impact with a target, wherein the projectile includes a needle for penetrating a target and a cap which encloses the bag and includes a flat forward-most surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Ian Brydges-Price
  • Patent number: 10928150
    Abstract: A firearm grip with locking mechanism includes an elongated handgrip body having an elongated opening on the front side and a generally hollow interior space. A pair of doors are pivotally secured to the handgrip body to move between a closed position, and an open position. A firearm engagement body is pivotally secured along the top end of the handgrip body for attachment to a firearm receiver at a location adjacent to the trigger assembly. The handgrip body moves between a FIRE position where the handgrip body is positioned perpendicular to the engagement body, and a SAFE position where the handgrip body is positioned parallel to the engagement body and the firearm trigger assembly is located within the interior space of the handgrip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Gun Guardian LLC
    Inventors: William Lewis Murphy, II, Robert Vail Harvey
  • Patent number: 10921103
    Abstract: A system for propelling an air-driven projectile from an air gun includes an air gun with an elongate bore and a source of compressed air in fluid communication with the elongate bore. A projectile is disposed within the bore of the air gun, the projectile having an outer diameter that is less than an inner diameter of the elongate bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shooting Edge Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Marvin Carlston
  • Patent number: 10907944
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of making a polymeric ammunition cartridge having wicking texturing about the projectile aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow