Patents Examined by Joshua Freeman
  • Patent number: 10458741
    Abstract: The invention described herein concerns a comfort enhancing, pistol protecting gun sock that is compatible with holsters, yet rapidly removable via a convenient pull tab. The present invention addresses the discomfort of carrying pistols in the form of a gun sock that can be attached directly to the user's pistol without disruption to the user's existing carry holster. To accomplish the goal of the present invention, the gun sock comprises joined layers that have certain desired properties such as cushioning, breathability, and/or anti abrasive design. The gun sock is configured to at least partially surround and partially engage with pistol whether it is situated in a holster or not. In some implementations, the pistol can still be fired while the gun sock is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Dale Fischer
  • Patent number: 9939235
    Abstract: Initiation devices may include at least one substrate, an initiation element positioned on a first side of the at least one substrate, and a spark gap electrically coupled to the initiation element and positioned on a second side of the at least one substrate. Initiation devices may include a plurality of substrates where at least one substrate of the plurality of substrates is electrically connected to at least one adjacent substrate of the plurality of substrates with at least one via extending through the at least one substrate. Initiation systems may include such initiation devices. Methods of igniting energetic materials include passing a current through a spark gap formed on at least one substrate of the initiation device, passing the current through at least one via formed through the at least one substrate, and passing the current through an explosive bridge wire of the initiation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Daniels, Reston A. Condit, Nikki Rasmussen, Ronald S. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9851174
    Abstract: A firearm includes a trigger and a handle. The handle is configured to be gripped by the hand of a user of the firearm. The handle includes a front portion located under the trigger and facing the firing direction, a back portion located on a rear side of the handle facing a direction opposite of the firing direction, and primary and secondary side portions located between the front portion and the back portion. The primary side portion is configured to receive the shooting hand of the user and the secondary side portion is configured to receive the support hand of the user. The secondary side portion includes an elongated ridge protruding away from a surface of the secondary side portion. The ridge is configured to engage a heel of the support hand thereby allowing the support hand to absorb a portion of a recoil force when the firearm is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Derek J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9846007
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus and system for recording, differentiating, and reporting the discharge of firearms. The monitoring apparatus can be mounted to a firearm and may be automatically activated when the firearm is drawn from a holster thus enabling the monitoring apparatus to record information such as sound, video, location, time, and the like. The apparatus may use this information to differentiate between shots fired by the firearm and shots fired by other firearms. The device may report this distinction to a remote computer configured to receive updates from the weapon mounted apparatus in real time. The remote computer may display the information on a user interface such as a map display, and/or distribute the information according to rules defining how the information should be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Young, Jack & Wright, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Young, Jamon Jack, Thomas L. Wright
  • Patent number: 9841250
    Abstract: Firearm covers are disclosed. A firearm cover includes a body defining a partially enclosed region sized and shaped to receive a firearm receiver of a firearm. The body includes a first side wall having a first lip and a second side wall opposite the first side wall and having a second lip. The first lip and the second lip define a longitudinal opening to the partially enclosed region. The first side wall and the second side wall define a forward opening to the partially enclosed region and a rear opening to the partially enclosed region such that, when the firearm receiver is operatively received in the partially enclosed region, the firearm extends through the forward opening and the rear opening. The firearm cover further includes structure for restricting the firearm from being fired when the firearm receiver is operatively received in the partially enclosed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Iurie Mirza
  • Patent number: 9835416
    Abstract: An armor system with a composite laminate having at least four alternating layers (two bi-layers) of a first material and a second material, the first material having a lower acoustic impedance than the second material. The first material is an elastomer and the second material can be a hard material such as steel, aluminum, or ceramic, or an elastomer with a higher acoustic impedance than the first material. The laminate can include many alternating layers of the first and second materials, and can be adhered or affixed to a thicker armor substrate. Additional protective elements such as corrugated metal-ceramic panels and armored glass cylinders can be added to improve resistance to armor piercing rounds, explosively formed penetrators, or other threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Daniel M. Fragiadakis, Raymond M. Gamache
  • Patent number: 9835405
    Abstract: The moving distance of a cartridge which is actuated each time a trigger is pulled once can be increased. A toy gun includes: a trigger; a cartridge in which cartridge bullet loading portions loaded with bullets are continuously provided and which is installed ahead of the trigger; a link mechanism (including a trigger rear end portion, a link A, a link B, a rod, and an arm) which is once extended from behind the trigger to the side opposite the cartridge installation position and thereafter inverted and whose tip is extended to ahead of the trigger; and a nail which is actuated through the link mechanism in conjunction with the actuation of the trigger and moves the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MARUZEN COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tetsuo Maeda
  • Patent number: 9816771
    Abstract: A firearm (1), for example a pistol or a rifle, is described, wherein the drive mechanism (5) of the firing pin (6) is controlled by a trigger (T), a key or a button, laterally positioned on the firearm (1) and operable by the hand thumb. The firearm, with respect to the known art, is characterized by a reduced aiming distance (d1), which is the distance between the index finger (f1) and the longitudinal axis (X) of the barrel (2). This leads to a reduced recoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Francesco Ghitti
  • Patent number: 9803960
    Abstract: A full ballistic shield that can be carried by hand by an individual to protect that individual from bullets and the like in both the bottom portion of the body and the upper portion of the body, including the head and shoulders. The upper portion of the shield is a clear, unframed plastic plate that enhances the field of view of the user and provides extra protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Paul J. Banducci, Allen F. Hudson
  • Patent number: 9797698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a common carrier munition ammunition device, more particularly to common carrier payload delivery shell. There is provided a common carrier munition comprising a tail unit, a main body which comprises a payload cavity for receiving a payload, a fuze, and located between said main body and the fuze an ogive element, wherein the tail unit and main body comprise cooperatively engaging male and female threaded portions, wherein at least one of the threads is a shearable thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Daniel Alexander Adams, Matthew Jones, Andy Oden Burn, David John Costin, Stuart Andrew McCombie, John Wainwright, Michael Shaun Rumfitt
  • Patent number: 9791239
    Abstract: A firearm handguard assembly system is disclosed. The system comprises a handguard including at least four apertures, a barrel nut having a first threaded end and a second smooth end, the threaded end coupled to the handguard, and an index block including at least four apertures, the index block coupled to the handguard by at least four screws, each screw having a head and a tip, the tip threaded through: one of the at least four apertures on the index block, and one of the at least four apertures on the handguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Bravo Company Mfg. Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9791247
    Abstract: A shock-tube firing device has an enclosure and at least two primer-ignition devices translatably carried within the enclosure. A threaded bore for each primer-ignition device is adjacent a forward end of the associated primer-ignition device and configured to receive a threaded shock-tube adapter. A trigger assembly is carried by the enclosure and comprises an actuation portion and a carrier portion, the actuation portion causing rearward motion of the carrier portion. A biasing element for each primer-ignition device causes forward motion of the associated primer-ignition device. A sear for each primer-ignition device causes compression of the associated biasing element during movement of the actuation portion, thereby compressing the biasing elements for causing forward motion of the primer-ignition devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CGS Group LLC
    Inventor: Joshua J. Parker
  • Patent number: 9784517
    Abstract: A device for controlling access to a firearm having a muzzle with a muzzle device. The device includes a lock housing with a cavity to receive the muzzle device. The device also includes a lock mechanism shaft coupled to a lock mechanism that is configured for rotational movement upon actuation of the lock mechanism. The lock mechanism shaft is coupled to a cam that moves axially upon rotation of the lock mechanism shaft. A bidirectional rotatable shaft is coupled to the cam and is insertable into the muzzle of the firearm. The device also includes a plurality of arms coupled to a perimeter of the cam and arranged for pivotal and radial movement to secure the firearm muzzle in the cavity of the lock housing. A plurality of tabs are arranged on the arms for engagement with the muzzle device to retain the muzzle device within the lock housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: John M. Pittman
  • Patent number: 9784544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a common carrier munition ammunition device, more particularly to common carrier payload delivery shell with a frangible ogive element. There is provided a common carrier munition comprising a tail unit, a main body which comprises a payload cavity for receiving a payload, a fuze, and located between said main body and the fuze an frangible ogive element, wherein the tail unit and main body comprise cooperatively engaging male and female threaded portions, wherein at least one of the threads is a shearable thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 9784515
    Abstract: A safety holster, trigger lock and utility lock including an electronically actuated locking mechanism configured to admit the weapon or object into the device, and to engage a feature of the weapon, thereby preventing the withdrawal of the weapon prior to release of the electronically actuated locking mechanism; a control system including a microcontroller unit adapted to actuate the electronically actuated locking mechanism upon receipt of a control signal where the device provides for insertion of the weapon into the holster body/trigger guard, with the locking mechanism which admits the weapon during insertion, and which engages the weapon feature for retention of the weapon in a locked state upon receiving a locking control signal from an external device until the locking mechanism is disengaged by receiving an unlocking control signal from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LOCKING CONTROL LTD.
    Inventor: Shlomo Uri Haimi
  • Patent number: 9766029
    Abstract: A detachable chassis base for a tactical rifle is presented. The lower chassis receiver assembly can have a detachable chassis base that substantially selectively attaches to the chassis receiver interface. The detachable chassis base can be completely removable, or it can be hingedly attached to provide access without completely removing the chassis base, or a combination thereof. Multiple combinations of parts included in the detachable chassis base are possible. Several variations and combinations are illustrated herein, although others are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CADEX, INC.
    Inventors: Serge Dextraze, Steven Jones
  • Patent number: 9759527
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an optic to a body having a bottom member defining a mounting base, a top member releasably coupled to the bottom member to define an optic aperture therebetween, and a protective shield coupled to the top member. The protective shield is coupled directly to the top member and the top member is coupled to the body through the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Don Davis
  • Patent number: 9759533
    Abstract: A warhead assembly, comprising a cylindrical or conical metal body, having an inner wall with a plurality of channels or grooves extending parallel to a central longitudinal axis. Preformed fragments are inserted in the channels or grooves and a liner with an explosive fill is positioned within the metal body, retaining the preformed fragments in place. The warhead assembly on detonation produces a bimodal distribution of fragments with adequate mass and velocity with optimized mixed fragmentation that defeats or otherwise incapacitates a target or set of targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NOSTROMO HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Nicolas Horacio Bruno
  • Patent number: 9759499
    Abstract: A launcher system includes a launcher having a sealed breech and a barrel adapted to receive a projectile with a charge of propellant and a mechanism to vary the launch velocity by selectively controlling the propellant gases vented out of the projectile and into the barrel. A collar can be repositioned through rotation or sliding movement to selectively allow propellant gases to vent out of the barrel or stop propellant gases from venting out of the barrel. When the collar is in a closed or non-venting configuration, propellant gasses build-up pressure behind the projectile, resulting in a relatively high launch velocity and, when the collar is in the open or venting configuration, a relatively low launch velocity is produced. A sliding breech face and energy-absorbing plug can also be provided to further decrease launch velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jeffrey M Widder, Christopher A Perhala, James R Rascoe
  • Patent number: 9746265
    Abstract: A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed adjacent the trigger of a gun to alternatively prevent or enable firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the data memory. One or more separate electronic gun keys are provided to transmit gun lock/unlock data to the data receiver of the gun lock device. The logic device responds to a gun control signal transmitted by one of the gun key devices with priority over a gun control signal transmitted by another gun key device. The logic device automatically locks the gun when it is located in a proscribed area, such as within a school zone or outside a prescribed protected area. The logic device also locks the gun when the gun user is intoxicated or acting in an irrational manner. Once locked, the user must set a timer which allows the gun to be unlocked only after a specified “wait” time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.