Patents Examined by M. Thomson
  • Patent number: 7150121
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a new and improved one-piece trigger for a lever action rifle which eliminates trigger flop found on two piece factory triggers. The trigger allows the sear to slip up and past the half and full cock notches on the hammer via an elliptically shaped rigger pivot hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: David R. Clay
  • Patent number: 7036433
    Abstract: A projectile 10 for gun ammunition of a size not greater than 50 caliber comprising a solid metal jacket 82 of generally cup-shaped geometry and having a closed end 102 and an open end 88, a core 84 formed from a mixture of metal powders, not including lead, which mixture is cold-pressed into a self-supporting compact and disposed within said jacket, the core incompletely filling the jacket, an ogive 14 having an outer surface and defined on the initially open end of said jacket, and a conical tip 122 defined on the distal end 118 of said ogive, the tip having an outer surface 22 which defines an angle with respect to the longitudinal centerline 24 of the projectile that is greater than the angle defined by the ogive with respect to the longitudinal centerline of the projectile. A method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Harold F. Beal
  • Patent number: 6931778
    Abstract: A weapon mount for mounting a night vision device to the receiver rail of a weapon. A self-device adjusting cam operated connection device is present at one end region of the mount for attaching to the receiver rail, while the night vision device is connected at the other end region of the mount with a knob operated mounting screw. The knob and mounting screw are a one piece design and the mounting screw is captivated by an E-clip. The cam operated connection device may be adjusted to accommodate different size receiver rails by the provision of compressible means, such as Belleville washers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John Carl Nelson, Stephen Lesniowski
  • Patent number: 6925743
    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: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas DiGiovanna
  • Patent number: 6922934
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a scope of a gun is disclosed. The mounting bracket is used to mount night scopes or telescopic scopes onto the barrel of a gun rapidly. The bracket comprises a seat body having a securing jaw, an actuating jaw and a triggering block, and the actuating jaw is pivotally mounted at the seat body and, together with the securing jaw, correspondingly grips the barrel of the gun. Further, the triggering block is pivotally mounted at the seat body, and the triggering block correspondingly urges or releases the actuating jaw. The user can rapidly disassemble the mounting bracket and the barrel of the gun. The direction of action of the triggering block is perpendicularly intersected with the vibration direction of the barrel and therefore the mounting bracket will not be dislocated in the course of shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Taiwan Ministry of Defence Plant 402, Bureau of Armaments Acquisition
    Inventor: Che Kum Huan
  • Patent number: 6923461
    Abstract: A strut suspension system with dual-path top mounts is provided with a first input system and a second input system. In the first input system, an upper part of a piston rod (5a) of a shock absorber (5) arranged on a strut (4) is connected to a vehicle body (7) via an insulator (10c) when the strut suspension system is arranged on an automotive vehicle. In the second input system, an upper part of a coil spring (6) arranged on an outer circumference of the strut (4) is connected to the side of the vehicle body (7) via an upper spring seat (8c) and a bearing (9c) when the strut suspension system is arranged on the automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Momose, Yuzo Niina
  • Patent number: 6907812
    Abstract: A remote pop-up weapon system utilizes an elevating deck and a rotating gun base to allow the weapon(s) to be positioned in locations that are preferred over the locations available for traditional weapon systems. The use of the elevating deck allows the weapon station to “see” over buildings, trees, hills, and the like. This allows the crew of the vehicle, including the operators of the weapon system, to fully utilize available shielding or cover while remotely firing the weapons mounted on the elevating deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: United Defense LP
    Inventor: Paul D. Eckstedt
  • Patent number: 6889593
    Abstract: A blank cartridge device is disclosed. According to one example, the blank cartridge device includes a frame, a threaded bush, a nozzle body, and a cover bushing. In such an arrangement, the frame may include first and second longitudinal sides and front and rear sides, wherein the rear side includes a laterally open recess, and wherein the frame is laterally deferrable on a muzzle flash eliminator of an automatic firearm. The nozzle body may include a male thread on the outer periphery of the nozzle body and may be adapted to be screwed into the threaded bush and to extend into the muzzle flash eliminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch, GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Gühring, Norbert Fluhr
  • Patent number: 6886288
    Abstract: A scope mounting device for mounting a scope to the carrying handle of a rifle includes a receiver plate disposed on the upper surface of the breech of the rifle, with the receiver plate supporting thereon springs that engage a primary mounting member that is slipped within and locked on to the carrying handle. The primary mounting member includes a top plate to which the scope and scope base are secured, and a bottom plate that includes a locking pin whereupon manually releasing the primary mounting member allows the springs to force the bottom plate upward so that the locking pin can lock to the under surface of the carrying handle thereby securing the primary mounting member to the carrying handle and mounting the scope to the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventors: Terry L. Yocum, Daniel L. Yocum
  • Patent number: 6883262
    Abstract: A locking device clamps an abutment on the lever of a lever action firearm to engage the small of the stock preventing the lever being closed into depressing engagement with a pin on the stock which, if depressed, would disengage an internal safety device disconnecting/blocking the trigger and permit discharge of the firearm. The lever has a handle loop providing opposed, spaced apart rails and the clamp has plate-like clamping jaws with rail-seating grooves locating the jaws on the rails in bridging relation with the abutment extending towards the stock integrally formed by ends of the plates. A key or combination lock engages in a snap action by moving the plates together and biasing springs throw the plates apart when unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Francis Von Muller
  • Patent number: 6880854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stabilizing weight assembly for a vehicle, such as a tractor. The stabilizing weight assembly, in one embodiment, includes a weight holder rotatably connected to a weight holder wheel. The weight holder wheel can make contact with the driving surface, depending upon the driving conditions. The stabilizing weight assembly enhances the traction, safety and performance of vehicles such as tractors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Matthew E. Powell
  • Patent number: 6871437
    Abstract: A method for locking a firearm in an “open” position involves blocking some portion of the firearm's action (internal operational mechanism) with a selectively-extendable locking device accessible from outside the firearm. More specifically, the locking device is positioned at one of a plurality of pre-selected locations on the firearm, and includes a plunger that lies retracted when the device is unlocked, and that extends into the interior of the firearm when locked. The pre-selected location is chosen such that: (i) when locked, the locking device interferes with the firearm's action, preventing it from being closed, and the firearm from being fired; (ii) the locking device can only be locked when the firearm's action is in an open position, with the chamber visually exposed; and (iii) to the extent one is able to operatively disassemble the firearm when the locking device is locked, the locking device cannot be defeated internally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Bartozzi, Robert A. Talboot, Wayne E. Hopkins
  • Patent number: H2118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquefaction reactor with three distinct elements. First, an anchor type mixer with vertical blades near the reactor wall is used to prevent accumulation of viscous materials near the reactor wall. Second, the center shaft of the anchor mixer doubles as an auger mixer to provide vertical mixing and to draw any floating, unmelted waste below the surface. Finally, a dead zone nozzle at the bottom of the reactor is used to accumulate inorganic, undissolved solids and facilitate removal of these solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Texaco Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Winter
  • Patent number: H2123
    Abstract: A process for producing flat or parabolic mirrors for visible wavelength applications is described and includes the steps of casting onto a substrate of substantially the selected mirror shape a liquid polymer resin in multiple cured layers whereby the last applied layer has the selected mirror shape unaffected by topography flaws in the surface of the substrate. A reflective coating may then be applied to the last applied and cured resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: David H. Mollenhauer, John D. Camping
  • Patent number: H2124
    Abstract: Provided is a novel high octane summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates, 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. 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: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: H2125
    Abstract: Provided is a novel high octane summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of ethers, and 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 7.2 or less, and more preferably 7.0 or less. 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: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: H2128
    Abstract: A method of radiation hardening microcircuits including the steps of removing hydrogen from the microcircuit in a vacuum furnace and annealing in deuterium-containing forming gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Roderick Anthony Blunden Devine, Joseph R. Chavez
  • Patent number: H2135
    Abstract: Provided is a novel high octane summer gasoline composition which is substantially free of oxygenates, 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. 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: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventors: Scott R. Brundage, David A. Kohler
  • Patent number: H2137
    Abstract: An insulated elastic cover that slips snuggly over interior or exterior door knob. It is constructed in a manner that allows locking and unlocking actions, as well as the ability to turn the door knob. Invention takes advantage of state-of-the-art materials to maximize insulating properties while minimizing bulk. Additionally, material is impregnated with anti-bacteriological medium that destroys hand-borne bacteria transferred from hand to door knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: George H. Newman, Audree D. Newman
  • Patent number: H2139
    Abstract: A pipeline for transmitting oil or other substance which forms a solid residue such as wax when the substance is cooled, as in a subsea oil pipeline. Pass a tube through the interior of the pipeline, e.g., at the wall of the pipeline. Transmit heated liquid or water through the tube for heating the material being passed through the pipeline to a temperature which avoids or eliminates the solid residue and for heating the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventor: Alexander Fraser Moore