Patents Examined by M. Clement
  • Patent number: 7104001
    Abstract: A butt stock for a tactical weapon, rifle, shotgun or other firearm. The butt stock has a butt plate with two or more surfaces. One of those surfaces is generally perpendicular to the direction of the firearm. The other surface is angled to provide a more stable shooting platform for the firearm as well as a more comfortable use of the firearm in a tactical shooting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Digiovanna
  • Patent number: 7104000
    Abstract: A rifle, comprising a stock with a housing provided with a housing sheath and a barrel, the barrel having a barrel sleeve adapted to be removably received by the housing sheath of the housing of the stock, the housing sheath being provided with a slot extending longitudinally along said housing sheath, the housing sheath having parts for varying the slot width in the region of the slot, the diameter of the housing sheath being adjustable to the diameter of the barrel sleeve using the parts for varying the slot width, the barrel sleeve of the barrel being positively lockable with the housing sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: Manfred Orth
  • Patent number: 7093541
    Abstract: A solid explosive munition casing for an explosive charge, the inner surface of the casing including a material that is highly reflective in the optical and infrared spectrum. Through this reflectivity, electromagnetic radiation generated by the detonation process is redirected back into the interior of the munition to increase its explosive output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Herbelin
  • Patent number: 7089842
    Abstract: A marine vessel equipped with a countermeasure system having a substantially vertical launch tube that is at least generally rotatable about a vertical reference axis that extends through and along a length of the launch tube. This rotation capability of the launch tube may be used to affect an aiming of an associated countermeasure cartridge at least generally disposed therein. One or both the launch tube and countermeasure cartridge of this countermeasure system are generally equipped with a rotation inhibitor for substantially preventing independent rotation of the countermeasure cartridge relative to the launch tube at least when the countermeasure cartridge is disposed within the launch tube. The present invention is also designed to enable the associated countermeasure cartridge to be pitched over to a predetermined pitch angle (relative to the reference axis of the launch tube) to affect a desired flight path after launch of the countermeasure cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Kilgore Flares Company, LLC
    Inventor: David W. Herbage
  • Patent number: 7089845
    Abstract: A method for aiming a weapon barrel [B], wherein a target image [Z*] and a target marker [X] are displayed with the aid of an image visualization unit M. The rough aiming of the weapon barrel [B] is performed in a first phase, in a second phase, with the weapon barrel [B] stationary, sighting by sighting the target image [Z*] by means of the image visualization unit [V] is performed, wherein the target image [Z*] and the target marker [X] are brought into coincidence as closely as possible, and fine aiming of the weapon barrel [B] in a third phase. The device for executing the method comprises a device for setting an initial gun sight angle [?o] an image visualization unit [V], the latter displays a target image [Z*] and a target marker [X] representing the end of an imaginary projectile trajectory [p].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignees: Chartered Ammunition Industries Pte Ltd., Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventors: Andreas Friedli, Markus Oberholzer, Marc Bertholet, Aw Cheng Hok, Ng Say Him
  • Patent number: 7089844
    Abstract: A device for controlling an automatic weapon is provided. Disposed on or in a housing detachably mounted on the weapon is an electric drive motor, controlled by an electric control device, that drives a threaded spindle having a spindle nut on which is disposed a driver. A cocking bolt is guided on the housing and is coupled with a safety catch of the weapon, and is disposed in the path of movement of the driver and is movable out of a starting position, counter to the spring force acting on a safety catch, back to a cocking position in an end position of the spindle nut. In the cocking position, the cocking bolt is arrested by an arresting lever in the end position of the spindle nut, corresponding to the safety condition of the weapon. The cocking bolt is released by the spindle nut during its advancement in the starting position thereof, which corresponds to the released safety catch position of the weapon and leads to advancement of the cocking bolt and safety catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Becker
  • Patent number: 7086191
    Abstract: A trigger assembly comprises a trigger frame having a body with a cavity therein, a handle connected to the body, a trigger guard on the body defining a space with which a portion of the cavity is in communication, a connection member on the body, a slot member on the body, and abutment surfaces within the cavity. It also comprises a trigger pivotably mounted and movable within the trigger frame and comprising a body portion, a pivot connection means on the body portion connectable to the connection member of the body, a lever extending from the body portion for contact by a user, an engagement portion for engaging a firing mechanism to initiate discharge, and a rod connection means associated with the body portion for connecting the trigger to a rod to initiate re-arming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: WGP, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey George Orr
  • Patent number: 7076906
    Abstract: 20 A grip frame 21 replaces an existing grip frame 1 on a paintball marker in order to convert said paintball marker from a mechanically operated paintball marker into an electro-pneumatic paintball marker. The electronic grip frame 21 utilizes an optical sensor in order to detect the operation of a trigger 29 and a second optical sensor to detect the presence of objects within the breech of the paintball marker. Electrical signals from these sensors are taken to an electronic circuit board 24, which controls the operation of two solenoids (one shown 26) in order to fire and recock the paintball marker. A user interface comprising pushbuttons 12, 13, 14 and a multi-character display 16, allows the user to define how the grip frame 21 functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Planet Eclipse Limited
    Inventors: Steven John Monks, Jack Kingsley Wood
  • Patent number: 7077044
    Abstract: Technology for in situ remediation of undetonated explosive device. An explosive device contains an explosive material in close proximity with microorganisms capable of metabolizing the explosive material that are either mobile or temporarily deactivated by freeze drying. Examples include Pseudomonas spp., Escherichia spp., Morganella spp., Rhodococcus spp., Comamonas spp., and denitrifying microorganisms. A self-remediating explosive mixture includes an explosive material intermixed with microorganisms. Joined with an explosive device is a bioremediation apparatus that contains microorganisms and prevents contact between microorganisms and explosive material in the explosive device using a barrier that is actuated to release the microorganisms by mechanical, electrical, or chemical mechanisms. If the explosive device fails to detonate, remediation by microorganisms includes both disabling of the explosive material and detoxification of resulting chemical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Dyno Nobel Inc.
    Inventors: Farrell G. Badger, Brendan M. Welch, Ronald D. Thomas, Lyman G. Bahr, Dean F. Richards
  • Patent number: 7076904
    Abstract: A detachable gun barrel assembly having an adapter for threaded engagement with the receiver and a barrel dimensioned for affixation to the adapter. The adapter has a mating end section which threadedly engages the receiver V-threads and a receiving end section having square internal threads. The mating end section has a limit flange at its innermost end. The receiving end section has a larger internal diameter to form an internal flange or stop between sections. The barrel has an alignment section which inserts into the mating end section and contacts the limit flange. A securing section of the barrel is provided with a square external thread to engage the receiving end section and contact the internal flange. The elongated barrel is provided with an external shoulder which contacts the receiving end section upon affixation of barrel to adapter thereby providing a number of stops to maintain barrel alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph M. Rustick
  • Patent number: 7076907
    Abstract: A rear sight device for an SKS or similar type rifle includes a sight base assembly and a sight component assembly. The sight component assembly is adjustable mounted on the sight base assembly and includes sight elements of well-known construction. The sight base assembly includes a vertical plate having locating arms which engage the side walls of the rifle receiver. A pivot bolt extending through openings in the locating arms, rifle receiver and cover mounts the sight device on the rifle. Adjustment screws on the vertical plate or locating arms urge planar pads on the vertical plate against the rear wall of the receiver plate against the rear wall of the receiver to firmly mount the rear sight device on the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventors: Lawrence Arden Nesseth, Erik Lawrence Nesseth
  • Patent number: 7076902
    Abstract: An improved action for a muzzleloading firearm which allows loading an ignition system from above, and completely releasing the action from below. The system covers the ignition system during firing to shield the user and the line of sight. The action may be removed in the field for inspection, cleaning or repair, without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Knight Rifle, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Hengstenberg, Howard D. Carr, Steven J. Winter, Jerald M. Vogel, Vinay Dayal
  • Patent number: 7073285
    Abstract: A device for holding a plurality of firearm magazines is disclosed. The device includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and a securing member. The upper plate is rotationally positioned about the securing member, and the lower plate is rotationally mounted to the securing member below the upper plate. Firearm magazines are placed between the upper plate and the lower plate, which together securely engage the magazines when tightened with the securing member. Multidirectional movements of the upper plate and the lower plate facilitate placement and securing of the magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Roberto V. Obong
  • Patent number: 7073286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for chemo-mechanical cleaning of the barrel of a gun, in which method the barrel is closed tightly from both ends and at least one cleaning chemical is introduced into the closed barrel, the chemical is allowed to react with the impurities on the interior surface of the barrel, the chemically treated residue is loosened mechanically, the residue is removed from the barrel and, if necessary, the barrel is rinsed and dried. According to the invention, at least one of the cleaning chemicals used is a gaseous cleaning chemical. The invention also relates to a device for cleaning the barrel of a gun, comprising end blocks (1,8) sealably fittable to each end of the barrel and a reciprocable mechanical cleaning element to be placed in the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Milfoam Oy
    Inventors: Markku Paananen, Marja Koivuluoma
  • Patent number: 7073284
    Abstract: The method of firing a paintball marker uses a grip frame 21 replaces an existing grip frame 1 on a paintball marker in order to convert said paintball marker from a mechanically operated paintball marker into an electro-pneumatic paintball marker. The electronic grip frame 21 utilises an optical sensor in order to detect the operation of a trigger 29 and a second optical sensor to detect the presence of objects within the breech of the paintball marker. Electrical signals from these sensors are taken to an electronic circuit board 24, which controls the operation of two solenoids (one shown 26) in order to fire and re-cock the paintball marker. A user interface comprising pushbuttons 12, 13, 14 and a multi-character display 16, allows the user to define how the grip frame 21 functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Planet Eclipse Limited
    Inventors: Steven John Monks, Jack Kingsley Wood
  • Patent number: 7073425
    Abstract: A shot pellet that, has an inner core of a material such tungsten carbide, that is coated with a layer of bismuth. This coating is molecularly bonded to the tungsten carbide and is not an alloy. The unique properties of the shot pellet allow its density to be tailored. Under this process, the effective density of the pellet can be made to be identical to lead for direct replacement in current lead loading formulations. Additionally, the density can be made to be lower than lead for shotguns requiring low barrel pressures, or higher than lead for enhanced energy transfer while maintaining the other advantages of the instant invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventors: James Robert Allen, Michael B Katz
  • Patent number: H2159
    Abstract: A pair of vertical guide supports are slidably received in horizontally spaced rails removably mounted on a vertical target surface to be treated, such as the hull of a ship. A rack support interconnects the vertical guide supports and is vertically displaceable relative thereto with a rack plate thereby positioned in spaced relation to the target surface. A treatment device such as a pressurized paint ejector is positioned on the rack plate for selectively imposed movement therewith along linear paths to positions at which it is aligned perpendicular to the target surface to be completely treated by application or removal of paint for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Daniel B. McGoldrick
  • Patent number: H2162
    Abstract: A wheel supported conveyor having a central platform crane section disposed between opposite end crane sections is positioned in underlying relation to a container holding spreader of a dockside terminal crane for transfer of containers to and from the chassis of trucks moved into loading positions without obstruction along parallel spaced passage lanes formed in the end crane sections. Sections of a roller track are respectively associated with each of the conveyor crane sections for displacement of the containers laterally between a common track path and the truck passage lanes. Container spreaders are slidably mounted on the end crane sections effecting said lateral displacement of containers between the truck passage lanes and the common roller track path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Rafael Rivera, Christopher Clemmer
  • Patent number: H2169
    Abstract: A method of making a polyethylene terephthalate/polyolefin blend for sheeting and thermoformed articles which has improved color stability and can be recycled many times. A heat stabilizer is melt blended only with the polyolefin prior to its incorporation into the polyethylene terephthalate. The PET and polyolefin are then blended and extruded into sheeting and subsequently thermoformed into articles useful as microwave oven trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Donald Edward Richeson, Clem Branum Shriver
  • Patent number: H2170
    Abstract: Provided is a novel summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates, contains less than 20 ppm sulfur, and is in compliance with the California Predictive Model. The gasoline composition is suitable for use in the summer, i.e., having a Reid vapor pressure of 7.0 or less, but also offers the advantages of low-emissions while being substantially free of oxygenates. The method for blending the gasoline comprises blending streams from a refinery in a controlled manner to maintain compliance with the California Predictive Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler