Patents Examined by Michael D. David
  • Patent number: 11549781
    Abstract: A firearm having a laser induced friction surface. A method for forming the laser induced friction surface on the firearm may includes the steps of disposing the laser machine adjacent to a component of the firearm, adjusting the laser machine, then applying the laser beam of the laser machine onto a component surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ZPE LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Jason Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11549779
    Abstract: The deployment device may include a support piece, the deployable element, in particular a handle, may be rotatably mounted on said support piece and being connected by means of an elastic element to the support piece. The deployable element may include at least one pin capable of being moved along a curved guide of the support piece and adopting one or both of the two stable positions, respectively, in two housings provided in the support piece. The stable positions may respectively correspond to a stowed position and a deployed position of the deployable element. The guide and the elastic element may be configured to generate an automatic deployment of the deployable element to the deployed position as soon as the deployable element is subjected by an operator to a rotation having an angle greater than or equal to an unlocking angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MBDA France
    Inventors: Lucas Chapin, Grégory Cesar, Clyde Laheyne
  • Patent number: 11549775
    Abstract: A gun barrel cleaner rod includes a first cleaner rod and a second cleaner rod. The first cleaner rod and the second cleaner rod are detachably connected. A first lower end of the first cleaner rod and a second upper end of the second cleaner rod are detachably connected through a stud bolt. The stud bolt includes a first threaded end and a second threaded end. The first lower end of the first cleaner rod includes an upper thread, where the upper thread is matched with the first threaded end, and the second upper end of the second cleaner rod includes a lower thread, where the lower thread is matched with the second threaded end. The gun barrel cleaner rod achieves rapid connection through cooperation of stud bolts and a plurality of short rods, which saves storage space, transportation space, and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11543211
    Abstract: A variable range compensating device, including at least some of a housing having an optical cavity defined at least partially within the housing, wherein the optical cavity extends from an incoming image aperture to an outgoing image aperture; and two or more reflective optical elements, wherein each reflective optical element is adjustably positioned within at least a portion of the optical cavity, and wherein adjustment of at least one of the reflective optical elements adjusts the reflective optical elements such that a target image entering the incoming image aperture is reflected by the reflective optical elements, so as to exit the outgoing image aperture at a determined offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: John L. Baker
  • Patent number: 11543208
    Abstract: A folding stock coupling system for a firearm. An openable/closeable hinge mechanism comprising front and rear hinge elements pivotably mounts the rear stock to the main body of the firearm. The hinge mechanism is selectively movable between a locked condition when the stock is unfolded and inline with the main body for firing, and an unlocked condition when the stock is folded forward and offset from the main body for compact carrying or storage. A manually movable actuating button of the hinge mechanism selectively locks or unlocks the rear to the front hinge members in the locked and unlocked conditions, respectively. Embodiments include a detent mechanism for removably retaining the folded position. An elongated rear mounting extension coupled to the rear hinge member provides a common stock mounting interface compatible for interchanging a plurality of different stocks to the firearm each sharing a common mounting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Frank J. Saunders, Todd Wilkinson, Benjamin Gerard Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11519697
    Abstract: A lever-based clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Cascade Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Johnson, Sr., James Bolduc, Verent Chan
  • Patent number: 11499795
    Abstract: The present folding stock adapter can be used with many types of military-type assault rifles that typically comprise a receiver extension, buffer and action spring. The present folding stock adapter can be used to add a folding capability to a standard stock allowing it to fold against a rifle's receiver when the weapon is not in use, thus reducing the overall length of the weapon. This reduction in length can facilitate its maneuverability, storage and transport in cramped quarters. The present device can also allow for the quick unfolding of the stock in order to allow the weapon to function and fire normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Zachary Law
  • Patent number: 11493292
    Abstract: An improved bolt and bolt carrier with integral gas key having an extension nozzle threadedly secured and pinned to the gas key for use with a direct gas operated firearm is provided. The extension nozzle is designed to receive a portion of the host firearm's gas operating system. The firing pin retaining pin is oriented so as to expose its widest profile to the firing pin's annular flange, increasing its service life. The bolt has a plurality of lugs extending from its forward end. The extractor recess is constructed so that the face of the bolt is round and the adjacent lugs fully supported. The extractor engages approximately 17% more of a seated ammunition cartridge's rim as compared to the prior art AR15/M16 extractor. The result is an improved bolt and bolt carrier which provides for increased operational reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LWRC International LLC
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 11493293
    Abstract: A magazine for a firearm comprises a tubular magazine body defining a cavity for holding cartridges, a spring, and a follower biased by the spring for dispensing cartridges from the magazine. A spring base disposed on the body includes a cantilevered resiliently deformable spring arm supporting the spring in one embodiment. The base is held in place by the floor plate. Sliding the floor plate onto the magazine body engages an inclined ramp of the floor plate with spring arm which automatically moves the spring arm from an undeflected to deflected position. When the floor plate is fully coupled to the magazine tube such that the spring arm clears the ramp, the spring arm snaps back to the undeflected position and locks the floor plate in place on the tubular body via interlocked retention features without use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, Dwight Potter
  • Patent number: 11486675
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for a weapon sight with a tapered housing. The housing may be configured to enclose an optical bench and/or a portion of an adjuster assembly within the weapon sight. The housing may include an outer shell, a first window, and a second window. The first window may define a first area. The second window may define a second area. The second area may be greater than the first area, for example, such that the outer shell is tapered outward from the first opening to the second opening. The outer shell may define a first wall and a second wall that extend between the first opening and the second opening on opposed sides of an optical path of the weapon sight. The first wall and the second wall may be slanted outward from the first window to the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: EOTech, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edwin Schulte, Anthony Heath
  • Patent number: 11480404
    Abstract: A disrupter cannon includes a barrel for launching a projectile. An insert may be used to launch a projectile of a smaller diameter than the projectile launched through the barrel of the disrupter cannon. An insert includes a bore therethrough, a breech-end portion, and a muzzle-end portion. The breech-end portion includes a channel. An O-ring is positioned in the channel of the breech-end portion. The muzzle-end portion includes one or more channels. A respective O-ring is positioned in each channel of the muzzle-end portion. While the insert is positioned in the barrel, the O-rings are configured to form a seal between an outer surface of the insert and an inner surface of the barrel. The projectile with a smaller diameter is launched through the bore of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Concept Development Corporation
    Inventor: F. Richard Langner
  • Patent number: 11480403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an unlocking mechanism of a pistol magazine comprising at least one control button (2, 9) arranged on the flank of a grip (1) in which a magazine (3) can be inserted, each control button (2, 9) being attached to one end of a control lever (4, 5) controlling the rotation of a latch cam (8) arranged in front of or behind the grip (1), said latch cam (8) comprising a latch (13), cooperating, during use, with a stop surface (15) arranged on the front or rear surface of the magazine (3) in order to lock or unlock said magazine (3), at least one spring (6) keeping the latch cam (8) in the locked position of the magazine in the absence of pressure exerted on the control button (2, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Laurent Balhan, Dorian Delvaux, Charles-Aurèle Gielen, André Kartheuser
  • Patent number: 11473868
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning device with removably attachable components, configured to pass through internal aspects—such as through a barrel and/or breach—of a firearm. The firearm cleaning device as presented includes the use of various cleaning elements combinable with each other to provide a faster and more efficient cleaning of internal aspects of a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FULLBLAST ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Hoodecheck, Adam Joseph Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11466948
    Abstract: A speed loader has a body having a front and an opposed rear, and defining a body axis, the body defining a plurality of cartridge pockets, each pocket open at the front, the body defining a central opening receiving a central shaft movable between a forward position and a rear position, a plurality of latches received by the body and each movable between an extended position away from the body axis and a retracted position nearer the body axis, each latch extending into an associated pocket when in the extended position and being clear of the associated pocket when in the retracted position, and each latch being responsive to the position of the central shaft wherein each latch is restrained in the extended position when the shaft is in the forward position and is enabled to move to the retracted position when the shaft is in the rear position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MAKEOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yuri Litvinov, Philip J. Houdek, II
  • Patent number: 11466958
    Abstract: An improvised projectile checking housing assembly having latch button and first and second sidewalls with first and second catch apertures opening as a catch latch recess of elongated structure using an improvised projectile checking spring opening to receive a locking key structure based upon the projectile receiving opening to the improvised projectile checking housing assembly. Alternate rearward translating lock gauge at the backside of a dart drum uses a follower and engaging cam surfaces locking and unlocking a pathway for correct dart alignment. Alternate motorized, non-motorized and pneumatic structures are disclosed with apparatus launch operations moving between checking and non-checking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Bernal
  • Patent number: 11466961
    Abstract: Implementations of an adapter plate system for mounting optical sights on a pistol are provided. An example adapter plate system for mounting optical sights on a pistol comprises: a pistol slide, the pistol slide includes an adapter interface, the adapter interface comprising a bottom surface that extends between a first end wall and a second end wall; and an adapter plate, the adapter plate includes a mounting surface on a top side thereof, the mounting surface is configured so that an optical sight can be attached thereto. The adapter plate is configured so that it can be rotated into position between the first end wall and the second end wall of the adapter interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Trent Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11460264
    Abstract: An anti-chop system for mechanical paintball markers includes an optical sensor in the breech that detects presence of a properly seated paintball in the breech for launch. When such a paintball is not detected, a control circuit communicates with an actuatable structure that physically communicates with a paintball marker component that moves as part of the firing and launch of a paintball. For example, such an actuatable structure is a lever arm that communicates with the bolt or trigger to prevent the firing operation of the paintball marker when a paintball is not ready for launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Planet Eclipse UK Limited
    Inventor: Jack Kingsley Wood
  • Patent number: 11454472
    Abstract: The no-bullet no-firing structure of the toy gun is disclosed. The toy gun has an impact unit and the no-bullet no-firing structure. The structure has a barrel component, a switch unit and a magazine unit. The switch unit has a pull lever with an abut lever, an elastic member with an elastic arm, and a push member. The magazine unit has a magazine, a bullet and a pulled member. The pulled member is pushed by the bullet to push the abut lever to make the pull lever, the push member and the impact unit be aligned on a same linear line. When no bullet is in the magazine, the abut lever is pushed by the elastic arm to rotate the pull lever pivotally, and the pull lever drives the push member to swing to make the toy gun be unable to fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VEGA FORCE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Che Kung, Wei-Hung Chung
  • Patent number: 11454474
    Abstract: Implementations of an optical sight mounting system are provided. An example optical sight mounting system comprises an optical sight having a base that can be secured to a pistol slide having an adapter interface. The base of the optical sight is configured so that it can be rotated into position within the adapter interface. In this way, the optical sight can be mounted on a pistol and used to aim. Another example optical sight mounting system comprises an optical sight having a base that can be secured to an adapter interface of an optical sight mount. The base of the optical sight is configured so that it can be rotated into position within the adapter interface. The optical sight mount is configured to releasable engage a mounting interface of a firearm (e.g., a MIL-STD-1913 rail). In this way, the optical sight can be positioned on a firearm (e.g., a rifle) and used to aim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Trent Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11449003
    Abstract: A holographic sight comprises a base, a support member attached to the base and extending upward therefrom, and a unitary optical component carrier formed with the support member. The support member is flexible and the unitary optical component carrier moveable in horizontal and vertical directions relative to the base. A bridge is attached to the base and forms an opening into which a portion of the unitary optical component carrier extends. A projection is coupled with the bridge and protrudes into the opening to abut the unitary optical component carrier. Extending the projection into the opening increases pressure applied by the projection to the optical component carrier. The increased pressure causes the unitary optical component carrier to be displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EOTech, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Heath, Steve Freis