Patents Examined by Samir Abdosh
  • Patent number: 11408700
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a firearm monitoring system comprising an inertial measurement unit configured to generate data indicative of at least one of a movement of the firearm, an orientation of the firearm, or a direction of the firearm, and a communication circuit configured to communicate the data generated using the inertial measurement unit to a device external to the firearm, and a microcontroller module configured to deliver power from a power source to at least one of the inertial measurement unit or the communication circuit, wherein at least the inertial measurement unit is disposed within an action structure of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Armaments Research Company Inc.
    Inventors: William Deng, Michael Canty
  • Patent number: 11402174
    Abstract: A self-stabilizing small arm having a barrel assembly rigidly connected to a stock assembly. The small arm includes at least one shooter interface surface and a stabilization assembly controlling the relative position of the shooter interface surface and the barrel assembly or stock assembly. The stabilization assembly includes (i) at least one movement sensor; (ii) at least one actuator; and (iii) a controller using signals from the movement sensor to operate the actuator in order to compensate for unintended movement of the small arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MAJR MECHATRONICS LLC
    Inventor: Matthew G. Angle
  • Patent number: 11397066
    Abstract: A muzzle device and blast sleeve system that includes a muzzle device having a muzzle device borehole, one or more venting apertures extending between the muzzle device borehole and an outer surface of the muzzle device, grouped venting apertures with at least one venting trough extending from or through each venting aperture to a muzzle device first end, and at least one screw recess; a blast sleeve having a blast sleeve borehole extending therethrough, wherein the blast sleeve borehole matingly corresponds to and allows for frictional engagement between the outer surface of the muzzle device and the inner blast sleeve sidewall of the blast sleeve borehole, and one or more venting ports formed through the blast sleeve to be aligned with at least two of the venting apertures; and an anti-rotation screw, positionable through the screw aperture and at least a portion of the screw recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Paul A. Oglesby
  • Patent number: 11397064
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for firearm event monitoring, including an inertial measurement unit and a hall-effect sensor mounted on a firearm, a server device running application software that receives signals from the inertial measurement unit and the hall-effect sensor, and a machine learning module configured to create and run identification algorithms, using data derived from the received signals from the inertial measurement unit and the hall-effect sensor indicative of a discharge event type, wherein the discharge event type is one of an ammunition discharge event, a misfire discharge event or a dry-fire discharge event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Armaments Research Company Inc.
    Inventors: William Deng, Michael Canty
  • Patent number: 11391541
    Abstract: An electronic sighting apparatus is programmed or configured to stretch or adjust a reticle as part of a set up or calibration process using a dedicated input button on an electronic scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Mickey M. Kennedy, Han-Che Chen
  • Patent number: 11391531
    Abstract: A rotating bolt firearm may be configured to fire a .308 cartridge. However, the firearm may have a reduced weight in comparison to standard .308 rifles. The firearm may have many components typically used in a .223 rifle. The firearm may include a barrel extension with an extractor gap, which allows a .308 bolt to fit within a .223 sized barrel extension. The firearm may comprise an elongated magazine well in comparison to a .223 mil-spec rifle. The firearm may weigh less than 6.8 pounds with a 16 inch barrel, or less than 6.3 pounds with a 10.5 inch barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Patriot Ordnance Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank L. DeSomma
  • Patent number: 11385013
    Abstract: A hybrid composite and steel rifle barrel assembly relating to bolt action rifles or other firearms, including those that fire rimfire or centerfire ammunition. The inner barrel construction consists of a pre-machined and rifled steel barrel that has been machined down from its original geometry to a much lighter and smaller geometry to achieve a significant weight savings. The metal portion of the barrel that is removed, is replaced by a composite tubular structure, that slips over the machined down steel barrel which is then adhesively bonded to the steel barrel. The composite barrel consists of a plurality of concentric composite material layers including carbon fiber-based uni-directional prepreg and a unique metallic weave that is placed within the composite structure to aid in the thermal transfer of heat extending from the chamber to the muzzle end of the rifle barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BLACKPOWDER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Tod D. Boretto, Daniel J. Hanus, Brady E. Sandercock, Ion Racionero
  • Patent number: 11385034
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations an ammunition cartridge includes a cartridge casing having a longitudinal center axis, a powder pocket positioned adjacent to the cartridge casing, a piston bore positioned adjacent to the powder pocket, a piston in the piston bore, and a payload bay positioned adjacent to the payload bay, wherein the piston is not coupled to the cartridge, wherein the piston is in direct contact with the payload bay wherein a diameter of the powder pocket is less than an inside diameter of the cartridge casing to provide a reduced velocity to the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: James Dunnam
  • Patent number: 11378368
    Abstract: A cartridge comprising an elongate rifle bullet with a plurality of circumferential grooves having overmolded polymer therein defining embedded polymer rings. The cartridge further having a case and propellant. The polymer rings have an outer surface that is flush with, that is, conforming to the outer surface of the body. The polymer may have be selected to have a favorable coefficient of friction with respect to the barrel. The bands offering reduction of the metal to metal contact between the bullet and the barrel while not diminishing the ballistic coefficient of the bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bryan P. Peterson, Richard Hurt, David M. Laska, Drew L. Goodlin
  • Patent number: 11378363
    Abstract: According to the exemplary disclosed embodiments, contoured, curvilinear liners for a rectangular slotted shaped charge are described. The exemplary curvilinear liners include one or more curvilinear contours. The contoured, curvilinear liners provide improved perforating performance for rectangular slotted shaped charges used in oil and gas wellbore operations such as completion and abandonment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Liam McNelis, Arash Shahinpour, Joerg Mueller, Joern Olaf Loehken
  • Patent number: 11378361
    Abstract: A system and method that uses one or more jet engines to remove unmanned aircraft from restricted airspace. Generally, the force created by a jet engine can be used to remove drones or other unwanted objects from the restricted airspace. Once the system determines the presence of an unauthorized aircraft or object within the restricted airspace, the jet engine(s) can be activated and used to pull the drone or flying object towards the jet engine though the force created by the intake of the jet engine(s), or to expel the drone or object from the restricted area through the force created by the exhaust of the jet engine(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Howard Kusens
  • Patent number: 11359892
    Abstract: A method where a laser beam is configured to generate a laser-induced plasma filament (LIPF), and the LIPF acts as a decoy to detract a homing missile or other threat from a specific target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Alexandru Hening, Ryan P. Lu, Ayax D. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11359897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bullet. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bullet including concentric and sequentially ordered cylindrical fore, intermediate and aft portions. The aft portion comprises a cross-sectional diameter about equal to the diameter measured across the rifle landings of the riffled barrel operatively to create a gas pressure build up there-behind while the rifling grooves and lands deform and/or cut the aft portion thereby to impart spin to the bullet about the central axial axis thereof. The intermediate portion comprises a cross-sectional diameter smaller than that of the aft portion, which acts as a bearing surface for operatively riding along the rifling lands thereby to inhibit yawing of the bullet while operatively travelling through the rifled barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Fernando Ferreira Mendes
  • Patent number: 11353287
    Abstract: A system for alerting a user to a state of a weapon includes a safety assembly, operably coupled to the weapon and operable to selectively render the weapon into either a safe mode or a firing mode. A motor is carried by the weapon and is operably coupled to the safety assembly so as to be engaged when the weapon is in the firing mode. The motor is operable to impart vibratory motion to the weapon of sufficient magnitude that a wielder of the weapon can tactilely sense the vibratory motion without visually inspecting the weapon to thereby sense that the weapon is in the firing mode without visually inspecting the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Wrap Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Elwood Norris
  • Patent number: 11354954
    Abstract: A concealed carry weapon (CCW) container offers a user a fail-secure locking mechanism to ensure that the CCW stays locked at all times even when there is no power. The CCW container enables the user to quickly and automatically unlock when the user utilizes the biometric recognition system, a pass code, or an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag. The CCW container employs interior and exterior lighting, quick access magnetic closure with or without a locking mechanism attached, and a ballistic armor plate to protect the user's vital body parts using the ballistic armor plat as a shield. Further, a method for managing the fail-secure locking mechanism allows the user to efficiently access the CCW content using a mobile app, the RFID tag, or any other biometric technology. Additionally, the method provides a panic switch that alerts security authorities of an incident and forwarding any salient video or sound thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Delbert Cleveland Arnold
  • Patent number: 11353292
    Abstract: In an example, a kit for assembling a scalable body armor for a wearer's body includes hard ballistic plates, soft ballistic panels, a plate carrier including a front plate carrier and a rear plate carrier connected by shoulder straps and having front and rear plate carrier pockets for receiving the hard ballistic plates, a front panel carrier having a front outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the front plate carrier by contact and a front panel carrier pocket to receive one of the soft ballistic panels, and a rear panel carrier having a rear outward facing side joinable to an inward facing side of the rear plate carrier by contact and a rear panel carrier pocket to receive another one of the soft ballistic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: David Bak
  • Patent number: 11353289
    Abstract: A zero-stop mechanism comprises first and second stop members and a movement limit member. The second stop member is releasably secured to an adjustment mechanism. The movement limit member extends around a turret assembly and has a substantially annular main body from which a lug extends. In a first rotational direction of the adjustment mechanism, the second stop member comes into contact with a first side of the lug whereby the main body is rotated in the first rotational direction until a second side of the lug comes into contact with the first stop member. In a second rotational direction of the adjustment mechanism, the second stop member comes into contact with the lug second side whereby the main body is rotated in the second rotational direction until the lug first side contacts the first stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hawke Optics Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew Walker, Alexander George Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 11346641
    Abstract: A cartridge with a bullet has desirable penetration capabilities and controlled separation of components upon terminal impact. In embodiments of the invention, the bullet comprises a forward component, a lead core, and a copper jacket. The bullet having a forward nose portion with a plurality of cutaways spaced circumferentially about the nose portion. The copper jacket having a leading edge portion positioned at the cutaways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventor: Bryan P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11320248
    Abstract: A digitally controlled hand-tossable explosive delivery receptacle comprises a ruggedized reusable compartment enclosing a digital circuit and a disposable cartridge holding one or more explosive chemical agents and a primer. The disposable cartridge is configured to be mounted to the ruggedized reusable cartridge, and a high-strength bulkhead incorporated into the reusable or disposable compartment that separates the digital circuit from the chemical agents. The reusable compartment is sufficiently ruggedized to withstand the ignition of the primer and the detonation of the chemical agents to be reused with one or more additional disposable cartridges. In one implementation, the delivery receptacle uses a commercial airbag initiator as the primer, which is arranged in relation to the one or more chemical agents so that when the initiator is activated, it generates a pressure wave that expels the one or more chemical agents from the grenade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Liberty Dynamic, LLC
    Inventor: Marcus L. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 11320224
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for weapon systems monitoring and remote support, including application software that receives signals from a plurality of weapons, each weapon including a plurality of sensor types. A connection point may receive signals from the weapons within a deployment location, including sensor information recorded using sensors associated with the weapons and video from at least one camera. The application software may receive the signals from the connection point and process the signals to generate a graphical user interface representing positions and orientations of the weapons within the deployment location, the graphical user interface further presenting video of areas in proximity to each of the firearms, where the application software automatically updates the graphical user interface based on signals indicating changes in the positions and orientations of one or more of the weapons and related video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Armaments Research Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William Deng, Michael Canty