Patents Examined by Michael Carone
  • Patent number: 8510979
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention would comprise a light-emitting component and a less-than-lethal-agent-emitting component. An exemplary light-emitting component would comprise an exemplary broad-light-emitting device, such as, for example, a flashlight component, and an exemplary narrow-light-emitting device, such as, for example, a laser light. An exemplary apparatus would further comprise an exemplary less-than-lethal-agent-emitting component, such as, for example, an exemplary lachrymatory-agent-emitting device that would be capable of emitting an exemplary lachrymatory agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Mortimer
  • Patent number: 8511213
    Abstract: A hand-held portable tool to remove primers from spent firearm cartridges, comprising a depriming rod, a lever, and a handle. Compression of the lever with hand pressure while a cartridge is mounted on the depriming rod and is trapped inside the handle pushes the primer out of the cartridge without the use or need of any type of springs, dies or shell holders for various calibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Roger Lee Harvey
  • Patent number: 8505229
    Abstract: A rail extension device for a belt fed machine gun includes a first and a second section of rail for mounting auxiliary devices, the second section being rotatable relative to the first section to prevent a collision between an auxiliary device mounted on the second section of rail and the weapon when a feed tray cover is opened to reload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Dale J. Savoy, Aidan N. Zimmerman, Alan E. Tobey
  • Patent number: 8505429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a separator device for separating the on-board and ground portions of a launcher fueling module, the device comprising: a locking system having a locking finger (50) mounted on the ground portion (22) and having a blocking portion (523), and a locking pin (42) on the on-board portion (21) co-operating by engaging with the blocking portion (523) in order to hold the on-board portion (21) and the ground portion (22) in a locking position. The separator system further comprises an actuation system that, under vertical movement of the launcher (10), enables the blocking portion (523) to be disengaged from the locking pin (42), whereby the on-board portion (21) is suitable for being separated from the ground portion (22). The invention also provides a method of separating the on-board and ground portions of a launcher fueling module, which method is implemented by means of such a separator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Aliénor Malapel, Mickaël Deschamps, Georges Verdier, Jean-Luc Pattyn
  • Patent number: 8499484
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting on a standard mounting platform, such as a Picatinny-type rail, the assembly provides engaged contact between the rail and the surfaces of a base and a clamp. The clamp is rotatably attached to a base, allowing a user to quickly shift the assembly between a rail-engaging position and a disengaged position. The base also preferably contains a locking mechanism that allows a user to lock the assembly in a rail-engaging position. The assembly is particularly useful for the mounting of accessories, such as scopes and sights, onto Picatinny-type rails that are affixed to firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: LW Schneider Incorporated
    Inventors: Lloyd Schneider, Michael Scarantino, Theresa Quezada
  • Patent number: 8490539
    Abstract: The method serves for adjusting a positioning of a longitudinal axis of a weapon barrel. An adjusting angle of the weapon barrel is changeable by at least one adjusting element. The weapon barrel is arranged so as to be movable relative to a weapon support in the direction of the longitudinal axis. A positioning of the weapon barrel relative to the weapon support is determined by measurement technology. The measurement values obtained as a result are supplied to a control device. The control device acts on the adjusting element in accordance with a predetermined functional relationship between the obtained measurement values and an input value for the adjusting element. The device for firing shell s is constructed for use of the respective method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: ESW GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Otto
  • Patent number: 8490310
    Abstract: A firing mechanism for a sporting rifle includes a piston, a rigid profile, a trigger and a trigger safety catch. A wall is firmly attached to the rigid profile. The trigger and safety catch are on one of the faces of said wall. A first stud is firmly attached to the trigger. A cover partially covers the trigger and safety catch. The cover includes an aperture, in the form of a slider, allowing the first stud to pass through it and for movement of the first stud along the length of the aperture. A slider is arranged over the cover. When the barrel is in the broken position, the slider will block the movement of the stud along the length of the aperture, thus immobilizing the trigger. When the barrel is in the closed position, the slider allows movement of the first stud along the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: GAMO Outdoor, SL
    Inventor: Victor Tresserras Torre
  • Patent number: 8490315
    Abstract: The weapon sights can be used simultaneously in conjunction with another optical sight and can be mounted on the same weapon accessory rail as the other optical sight. The weapon sights include a front sight and a rear sight that detachably mount to the weapon's accessory rail, but are cantilevered and off-set so that they do not interfere with the optical sight mounted to the same accessory rail. The cantilevered configuration and off-set orientation of the rear sight assembly and the front sight post also allow the shooter to transition quickly between the weapon sight of this invention and an optical sight by simply canting the weapon 45 degrees to bring the desired sight on target and into the vertical of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Barry W. Dueck
  • Patent number: 8490916
    Abstract: The present invention broadly comprises an aircraft motion control auxiliary power unit suspension system device, the aircraft motion control auxiliary power unit suspension system device comprising a first motion control nonelastomeric member and a second motion control nonelastomeric member, a first motion control elastomer member disposed to operatively interconnect the first motion control nonelastomeric member and the second motion control nonelastomeric member. The first motion control elastomer member includes an exterior surface coating formed from an elastomeric polymer dissolved in an organic solvent and the elastomeric polymer dissolved in the solvent is applied to an exterior surface of the first motion control elastomer member, the solvent evaporates, and the elastomeric polymer crosslinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Lord Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk W. Olsen, Frank J. Krakowski
  • Patent number: 8484880
    Abstract: A bore sight (10) is provided that can be used with many calibers of firearms (12) to align optical devices such as rifle scopes. The bore sight (10) has a housing (22) with a spring loaded arbor (26) extending from one end thereof. The arbor (26) has a tapered face (32) varying in diameter in a range including popular calibers, such as .17 to .50 caliber. The arbor (26) is inserted in the end (20) of the barrel (18) as far as the caliber of the barrel (18) permits. The arbor (26) then starts retracting into the housing (22) against the spring force to allow the magnetic alignment face (24) of the housing to move into contact with the end (20) of the barrel to align the bore sight (10) and laser (30) with the bore (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sellmark Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Sellers, William K. Mellon, Li Daohai
  • Patent number: 8479435
    Abstract: A system and method for disrupting at least one component of a suspect object is provided. The system includes a source for passing radiation through the suspect object, a screen for receiving the radiation passing through the suspect object and generating at least one image therefrom, a weapon having a discharge deployable therefrom, and a targeting unit. The targeting unit displays the image(s) of the suspect object and aims the weapon at a disruption point on the displayed image such that the weapon may be positioned to deploy the discharge at the disruption point whereby the suspect object is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: T. Scott Gladwell, Justin R. Garretson, Clinton G. Hobart, Mark J. Monda
  • Patent number: 8479634
    Abstract: A trunnion nose guard is a flanged cylinder having internal threads which allow it to thread onto the outer threads of the trunnion nose of a Browning .50 caliber machine gun. The flange of the trunnion nose guard has a face adapted to fit against the front face of the trunnion or against a shim that is interposed between the trunnion front face and the flange. The flange also has at least one hole for receiving a spring-biased locking pin that may be provided on the trunnion front face. The axial length of the trunnion nose guard is selected so that, in use, the trunnion nose guard protects all of the threads of the trunnion nose, but does not extend substantially beyond the end of the trunnion nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Nemec
  • Patent number: 8474486
    Abstract: An actuator system (14) comprising a valve assembly (40) having an inner spool (50), an outer spool (60), and a sleeve (70). An assembly (80) directly drives the inner spool (50) to move it relative to the outer spool (60), and thereby hydromechanically causes the outer spool (60) to move relative to the sleeve (70). A control assembly (90) provides current input to the drive assembly (80), which converts current input into mechanical motion. The control assembly (90) senses the position of the inner spool (50) and regulates current in accordance with the sensed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifan Corporation
    Inventor: Luc P. Cyrot
  • Patent number: 8474172
    Abstract: The RF system for preventing hunting accidents comprising RF interrogator mounted on the firearm and RF transponder attached to hunter's coat, wherein dual-diagram microwave channel of the interrogator, which is directed along the sightline of hunter's rifle, provides alert information about “friendly targets” that could be under fire, such as other hunters or persons and animals equipped with said transponder; and if they are, the system develops alert signal: “Do not shoot”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Protective Arms Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Gennadii Ivtsenkov, Alexandre Mantsvetov, Evgeny Berik
  • Patent number: 8468946
    Abstract: A modified 40 mm grenade round designed to breach doors without throwing a significant amount of shrapnel into a building's interior or back toward the shooter. The modified round includes a forward extension on the ogive. The extension is rigidly connected to a thrust column which transmits an impact load directly from the ogive's nose cap to the striker on the fuse assembly. This configuration detonates the explosive charge within the projectile while the explosive is still well outside the door. This early detonation throws a pressure wave again the door's exterior, forcing the door inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Chemring Ordnance, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Van Stratum, James P. Muncie, Matthew E. Eckel
  • Patent number: 8468926
    Abstract: An armor and a system for projectile neutralization. The armor has at least one serrated plate or louvered plate system. The serrated plate has a base, recessed lands, raised lands, and columnar projections extending from the recessed lands to the raised lands to form serrations on the serrated plate. The louvered plate system has a series of angled plates, a base, a top and a support structure connecting the louvered plates with the base and the top. The system has a serrated or louvered armor plate configured to reduce a kinetic energy of the projectile and re-orient the projectile upon rupture through the armor plate, and has a projectile-receptor configured to capture the projectile after rupture through the armor plate. Projectiles which impact on the serrated or louvered plate system have a kinetic energy thereof reduced and become re-oriented upon rupture through the serrated or louvered plate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Corvid Technologies
    Inventors: Sean Kevin Treadway, Michael John Worsham
  • Patent number: 8468733
    Abstract: Accessory rails with slot adapters and mechanisms of use are disclosed. The accessory rail is mountable on a primary device, such as a firearm, for releasably attaching an auxiliary device directly to the accessory rail. The accessory rail generally includes a rail body and at least one slot adapter, which is integrally formed within the rail body, for receiving attachment means of the auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Mark A. Deros
  • Patent number: 8468734
    Abstract: An accessory for a semi-automatic pistol having a slide, the accessory including a pair of protruding engaging members for engagement by a hand or fingers of a user, a mounting element coupled to each engaging member, for releasably mounting the engaging member on the slide of the pistol. Preferably, the accessory further includes a mounting plate slideably engagable in a rear slot of the slide, and the mounting elements are affixable to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Yehuda Meller, Sagi Faifer
  • Patent number: 8464625
    Abstract: The invention relates to rifled and smoothbore firearms and can be used in barrel-mounted devices for firing in the air and in the water. The inventive barrel-mounted device for firearms comprises a unit for joining to the barrel, a cap and a starting part with gas vents. The starting part bore is the continuation of the barrel bore, and there are N?1 compartments formed between the casing and the starting part. Each compartment includes at least two gas vents and provides the possibility of gas exhaust from the starting part bore to the compartment through the first of the mentioned gas vents and gas exhaust from the compartment to the starting part bore through the second gas vent. The compartment length is 0.5-3.0 of the bore caliber and in the cross-section plane of the barrel-mounted device the minimal cross-section area of N?1 compartments, designed for the gas flow between gas vents, ranges within 0.4-4.5 of the barrel bore area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: DSG Technology AS
    Inventors: Andrey Albertovich Polovnev, Volodymyr Shaymukhametovich Khasiakhmetov
  • Patent number: 8464624
    Abstract: A blast treatment method and an apparatus, which can perform the blast treatment of a treatment subject by using and securely initiating a blasting explosive having fluidity. The blast treatment method includes: a blasting preparation operation of housing a blasting explosive having fluidity in a container and placing the blasting explosive around a treatment subject as well as attaching an initiation device to the container; a housing operation of housing the container, the blasting explosive, and the treatment subject in a chamber; a decompression operation of decompressing the inside of the chamber; and a blasting operation of initiating the blasting explosive and blasting the treatment subject with the blasting explosive. In the decompression operation, the inside of the chamber is decompressed while a gas vent portion regulates the escape of the blasting explosive to the outside of the container and permits the escape of gases in the container to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Asahina, Kenji Koide, Takashi Gotou, Hideaki Shimoda, Ryusuke Kitamura, Nakaba Tsutsui