Patents Examined by Joshua E Freeman
  • Patent number: 11561074
    Abstract: Intermediate for the production of a projectile in particular a deformable bullet, consisting of a ductile blank, which is cold-formed into the intermediate by means of pressing, a cylindrical solid base end section and a press end section with a central press recess incorporated by means of pressing and a wall limiting the press recess to form an ogival shaped tip, wherein the wall is formed with at least two slots extending in the axial direction of the intermediate, which separate at least two prongs in the circumferential direction of the intermediate, wherein the at least two slots extend by more than 10% of an axial total longitudinal extension of the intermediate from the wall end towards the base end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: RUAG AMMOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Spanner, Marcus Stier, Michael Koerber
  • Patent number: 11561070
    Abstract: An anti-ballistic protection system for protecting a space in a building or vehicle comprising a protective barrier including one or more sheets of a laminated material having a plurality of layers of lightweight, flexible, ballistic resistant material such as woven sheets which are secured together using a glue, heat weld, or stitching. The system may include an automated control system operably configured to cause a change in state of the barrier from a retracted state to a protective deployed state, which may include a sensing system operably configured to detect a threatening event, wherein the sensing system upon sensing the threatening event triggers the barrier to transition from the retracted state to the deployed protective state such that in the protective state, the barriers are adapted to be resistant to penetration by high-speed ballistic objects such as bullets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Disruptive Resources, LLC
    Inventor: John B. Adrain
  • Patent number: 11561067
    Abstract: To enable a user to quickly adjust power ranges of a scope for firearms, a scope may be provided with a primary sight having a primary sighting line and a secondary sight having a secondary sighting line. The primary sight may include a plurality of optical elements disposed within the first housing and an elevation adjustment mechanism for adjusting a zeroed-in position of the primary sight. To prevent impedance of the secondary sighting line, the elevation adjustment mechanism may be located laterally of the primary sight rather than in the conventional position above the primary sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Hermann Theisinger, Mario Moll
  • Patent number: 11561062
    Abstract: A magnetic apparatus and related method and energy product-by-process to motivate linear or rotational motion, comprising: at least one magnet ring tier comprising a ring of a plurality of permanent magnets; a central core comprising a permanent magnet projectile movement channel, an axis of the channel aligned in a direction normal to a geometric plane defined by the magnet ring, and running through a geometric center of the magnet ring; and each of the permanent magnets mounted in the ring at a mount angle thereof, with the components of their polar alignments parallel to the central core all oriented in the same direction; wherein: if the polar alignment of a permanent magnet projectile was introduced with a particular duality-dependent orientation into the permanent magnet projectile movement channel, the magnetic forces between the ring magnets and the projectile would be capable of motivating the permanent magnet projectile relative to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Mark J. Noonan
  • Patent number: 11561059
    Abstract: A baffle for silencers which are adapted to reduce system heating, better protect shooter hearing, and reduce the amount of combustion gas vented in the shooters face and eyes during the use of gas operated, self-loading firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Austin Reis-Green, Evan Reis-Green
  • Patent number: 11555662
    Abstract: Slide cover plates, and handguns including the slide cover plates, where the slide cover plates include a primary cover plate portion and a sealing cover plate portion that is movably coupled to the primary cover plate portion so that the sealing cover plate portion has an open position and a closed position, and when in its closed position the slide cover plate provides protection for the interior of the handgun, and when in its open position the slide cover plate does not interfere with the forward movement of the pistol slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Glock Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Kroyer, Leopold Oppenauer
  • Patent number: 11549768
    Abstract: A charging handle accessory has an upper portion with a pair of parallel, spaced-apart sidewalls connected at their upper extent. The upper portion is configured to be assembled over an upper portion of the charging slide. A lower portion has a pair of parallel, spaced-apart sidewalls connected at one end. Each of the sidewalls of the lower portion has a lip configured to engage a lower extent of the charging slide. A sliding connection is provided at the lower extent of the upper portion and the upper extent of the lower portion, wherein the upper and lower portions are coupled together in sliding relation. A fastener extends between the upper and lower portions to secure the upper and lower portions against sliding relative to one another and secure them on the charging slide of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sellmark Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Pischke
  • Patent number: 11543206
    Abstract: A shooting rest with a shoulder rest supports a rear end of a firearm at the shoulder rest and a front end of the firearm at a firearm support. The shoulder rest and firearm support are mounted, respectfully, at a first and second ends of the shooting rest's frame. The shoulder rest comprises a recess for receiving the firearm and receives and encapsulates one or more mounts in a body thereof. A pad for engaging a user's shoulder extends outward opposite the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Good Sportsman Marketing, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Rucci
  • Patent number: 11543204
    Abstract: A firearm component including a barrel having a bore extending to a generally circular aperture at a forward end of the barrel. The barrel has a series of compensator slots spaced at equal intervals along the bore. Each slot has an oblong cross section extending through the barrel from an interior surface to an exterior surface having a major axis and a minor axis. The cross section also has a length measured along the major axis and a width measured along the minor axis that is shorter than the length. The interval between each adjacent pair of slots in said series of compensator slots has a width greater than the width of each slot in the adjacent pair. At least a portion of the cross section extends below the central bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Michael P. Tindal
  • Patent number: 11536530
    Abstract: A hybrid molded assembly includes a trigger comprising a trigger skeleton and a trigger molded portion that at least partially encompasses the trigger skeleton, a hammer comprising a hammer skeleton and a hammer molded portion that at least partially encompasses the hammer skeleton, and a disconnector comprising a disconnector skeleton and a disconnector molded portion that at least partially encompasses the disconnector skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 11536535
    Abstract: An accessory mounting interface for a firearm, and a related method, are disclosed. The interface has a firearm accessory, a first elongated fastener, and a second fastener rotationally mated to the first elongated fastener. The first elongated fastener has right-handed threading and is arranged through a through hole in the firearm accessory with a first end extending below first and second halves of a first slot protrusion of the firearm accessory. The second fastener has a length greater than a width, the length measured along a longitudinal axis of the second fastener, the second fastener having a plurality of straight edges. At least one of the plurality of straight edges prevents the second fastener from rotating further than a closed position when the at least one of the straight edges abuts a sidewall of an elongated slot in the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Mayberry, William Bradley Bennett, Timothy Eric Roberts, Duane Liptak, Brian L. Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11530892
    Abstract: A fixture for use with AR15/M16 type firearms is provided herein. The fixture is made up of several parts that when used in conjunction with one another mitigate the transfer of torque from the barrel nut to the firearms receiver during barrel installation. The fixture affords the user a method and apparatus that holds the barrel in alignment with the firearm receiver and secures the barrel against rotational movement during installation of a barrel nut or similar device. The fixture may be configured to work with the legacy AR15/M16 type barrel nut, as well as other designs as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: LWRC International LLC
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 11519700
    Abstract: A gripless, non-lethal, self-protection weapon comprises a clamshell with top and bottom shells pivotally coupled together about a rear hinge and defining a cavity therein. The clamshell has a forward opening and the top shell has a top opening. A panel is slidably carried by the top shell and selectively covers the top opening. A nozzle is carried by the clamshell at the forward opening. A cartridge is removably positioned in the cavity. The cartridge comprises a barrel with an outlet positioned at the forward opening of the clamshell; a compressed gas vessel; and a diverter to redirect compressed gas from the compressed gas vessel in a rearward direction towards an inlet of the barrel in a forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hero Defense Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Clemons, Daniel R. Danowski, Dawson Swan
  • Patent number: 11519684
    Abstract: A handgun safety device comprising a safety element with a firing interrupting element configured for snug projection between a face of a duty cartridge and a fore end of a functional firing element, said safety element being articulated at a first end of a cord having a full length, with a second end configured for attaching to an article worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: State of Israel, Prime Minister Office
    Inventor: Amir Weiss
  • Patent number: 11512926
    Abstract: A wrist device for unlocking a safety holster for use with a weapon, the holster includes an electronically actuated locking mechanism configured to admit the weapon into the safety holster, and to lock the holster, thereby preventing the withdrawal of the weapon prior to release of the electronically actuated locking mechanism upon receipt of an unlock signal, the wrist device including: a wearable band, adapted to be worn on a forearm; a sensing mechanism operationally coupled to the wearable band and adapted to be actuated as a result of a predefined actuation movement of a hand or forearm wearing the wrist device; a wireless communications component configured to send the unlock signal when the sensing mechanism is actuated; and a processing unit in electrical communication with the sensing mechanism and the wireless communications component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LOCKING CONTROL LTD.
    Inventor: Shlomo Uri Haimi
  • Patent number: 11506463
    Abstract: A suppressor for suppressing the discharge of a firearm. The suppressor includes a plurality of baffles positioned between a base and an end cap. The baffles and a portion of the end cap are configured to form a contiguous bore through the suppressor. The bore includes a plurality of bores to allow gasses to escape into chambers in the suppressor. The baffles include a lower cylindrical portion, an upper cylindrical portion, a plurality of holes through the upper cylindrical portion, and a cone portion. The baffles include a central bore through the upper cylindrical portion. The central bore of each baffle is aligned with the central bore of the end cap and the upper cylindrical portions are sequentially positioned to align the central bore of each baffle of the plurality of baffles with the central bore of the end cap to form the continuous bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jacob Kunsky
  • Patent number: 11506472
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing powder for firearm ammunition and associated methods. The dispenser can include a hopper, a conveyor, a scale, a dispenser controller, and a tangible storage medium storing instructions executable by the dispenser controller. The dispenser controller can execute a powder calibration sequence and/or a dispensing sequence. In the powder calibration sequence and/or the dispensing sequence, the dispenser controller desirably learns the dispense rate of the powder and uses the dispense rate to optimize dispensing of the powder and increase precision in dispensing a target mass of powder. The conveyor can comprise a conveyor tube having a conveyor tube axis oriented to extend at an upward angle with respect to horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AOB Products Company
    Inventors: Tim Kinney, James Tayon, Mike Cottrell, Dennis Cauley, Justin Burke, Brian Steere, Kyle Martin, Anthony Vesich, Michael Poehlman, James Gianladis, Matthew Kinamore, Joel Yuodsnukis, Jeff Talbott, Mark Dalton
  • Patent number: 11499791
    Abstract: A trigger device that is attachable to a firearm includes a device body, a trigger mechanism, and a safety mechanism. The trigger device is configured to enable remote firing of the firearm. The device body that is attachable to the firearm to removably couple the trigger device to the firearm. The trigger mechanism is coupled with the device body and is configured to engage a trigger of the firearm to effect firing of the firearm. The safety mechanism is also coupled with the device body and is configured to engage a safety of the firearm to adjust the firearm between a firing mode and a safe mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AIMLOCK INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Keeney, Benjamin Dwyer, Bryan Sterling Bockmon
  • Patent number: 11499807
    Abstract: An autonomous weapon system for improved guidance of a projectile for homing a target includes a guided projectile including at least one sensor and a carrier projectile and at least one guidance and reconnaissance unit including a transmitter for communication via light. The system uses emitted light for both positioning and communication of target coordinates which provides an accurate and cost effective system for combatting point and surface targets by indirect fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS BOFORS AB
    Inventor: Jan Christensen
  • Patent number: 11498679
    Abstract: A projectile cartridge that can be removably attached to a flying vehicle is disclosed. A system can include a first flying vehicle, a projectile attachment mechanism configured with the first flying vehicle, a projectile cartridge that contains a projectile, the projectile cartridge being removably attachable to the projectile attachment mechanism, a weight attached to the projectile, the weight being configured in a releasable configuration in the projectile cartridge and a drawstring configured with the projectile. After firing the projectile, when tension is applied to the drawstring as the projectile approaches or envelops a second flying vehicle, the tension can cause the drawstring to close the projectile down to secure the second flying vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fortem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Edmund Gooch, Devin Donald Lebaron, Adam Eugene Robertson