Patents Examined by Samir Abdosh
  • Patent number: 10801795
    Abstract: A trigger device for activating a firing mechanism, the trigger device comprising a housing, a trigger pivotally mounted on the housing via a trigger pivot pin, a sear arm comprising a first sear surface, a ticker extending generally from the trigger to the sear arm, the ticker pivotable about a ticker pivot pin, the ticker comprising spaced apart flanges, each of which comprises an aperture defining at least a first contact surface, and a captured roller positioned at least partially within the apertures, wherein in a captured position the first sear surface and the first contact surfaces engage the captured roller and in a released position the first contact surfaces disengage from the captured roller to allow the captured roller to move within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TRIGGER TECH
    Inventor: Mats Lipowski
  • Patent number: 10801796
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a firearm muzzle attachment includes an attachment mount with a clutch assembly. A muzzle attachment can be secured to the distal end portion of the attachment mount. The attachment mount is configured to removably attach the muzzle attachment to a muzzle adapter installed on the end of a barrel. A clutch assembly on the attachment mount is operable between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the clutch assembly frictionally engages the muzzle adapter to inhibit loosening rotation of the muzzle attachment relative to the muzzle adapter. In the unlocked position, the clutch assembly disengages from the muzzle adapter to permit loosening rotation of the attachment mount relative to the muzzle adapter. A method of use and a locking nut are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SIG SAUER, INC.
    Inventor: Krzysztof J. Kras
  • Patent number: 10794666
    Abstract: A mine sweeping vehicle includes an arm mechanism and a detector integrated to the arm mechanism. The detector scans the underground by an orbital movement. The mine sweeping vehicle includes at least one data recording element for delivering position information of a mine, the position information of the mine is detected by a detector and provided by a positioning system, and the position information of the mine is delivered to a display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Mehmet Alaeddin Akgun
  • Patent number: 10793486
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an explosive cord are disclosed. An explosive cord may comprise a tubing comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, a reactive material comprising hexanitrostilbene and/or boron potassium nitrate coupled to the inner surface of the tubing, and a hollow or solid core through the center of the explosive cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jerry A. Lambert, Luis G. Interiano
  • Patent number: 10775118
    Abstract: The firearm comprises a firearm housing (1) connected to the barrel assembly (2), a firearm breech (3) mounted in the housing (1) and connected to a spring for forcing the breech (3) to its initial shooting position, a tensioning lever (11), a tensioning lever (11) carrier (4) that is connected to the tensioning lever (11) and arranged for common linear movement in the axial direction of the firearm with the tensioning lever (11) in and against the shooting direction. The tensioning lever (11) contains the first latch (6) and lever part (7) wherein the first latch (6) is arranged for controlled movement by means of manual control of the lever part (7) from the first position—shooting position, wherein the first latch (6) is engaged with the barrel assembly (2), fixing the tensioning lever (11) to the barrel assembly (2), to the second position, wherein this engagement is disconnected and the tensioning lever (11) can move in the said axial direction against the shooting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ceska Zbrojovka A.S.
    Inventor: Vladimir Simek
  • Patent number: 10766633
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle capable of operating in harsh environments is disclosed. The unmanned vehicle includes an aerial platform, a piloting system supported by the aerial platform, a medium source supported by the aerial platform, and a control system having a processor running computer executable code that actuates the medium source to emit a medium away from the aerial vehicle with an intensity sufficient to disorient a subject when the medium interacts with an exteroceptive sense of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: RPX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fox, Matthew Dock, Jon Stewart
  • Patent number: 10767954
    Abstract: A barrel harmonizing assembly and method for a firearm in which a cylindrical harmonizer sleeve, as well as a pair of tuning nuts which are threadedly positioned on the harmonizer sleeve for longitudinal tuning movement, are positioned around the barrel, rather than projecting from the forward end of the barrel, in order to provide improved tuning and to permit the use, as part of the assembly, of a flash hider, a recoil compensator, a suppressor or other device on the end of the barrel to further improve the accuracy of the barrel and/or provide other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Charles M. Howard
  • Patent number: 10760873
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of air rifles, and particularly to a gear-type air rifle gear cock structure, including a air cylinder, a gear cock controller, a rack, and a rack reset spring, the gear cock controller is fixedly connected with the air cylinder, and the rack is arranged between the air cylinder and the gear cock controller; the air cylinder includes a air cylinder body, a piston, and a magazine, the air cylinder body has a hollow structure with an air chamber inside, the piston is arranged in the air chamber inside the air cylinder body, the magazine communicates with the air chamber through an outlet pipe; two ends of the rack are a piston fixing end and a spring fixing end respectively, the piston fixing end is connected with the piston through a lug arranged at the piston fixing end, the spring fixing end is connected with the rack reset spring, two ends of the rack reset spring are respectively fixed on the rack and the air cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: XISICO USA, INC
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Yecheng Wu, Xiaoqiang Shen, Guohua Jin, Dingfu Tang, Ye Sun, Xiaoping Ji
  • Patent number: 10752350
    Abstract: An aircraft includes an airframe and a distributed thrust array coupled to the airframe including at least six propulsion assemblies. A flight control system is operably associated with the distributed thrust array and is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies. A package delivery module is coupled to the airframe. In a VTOL orientation utilizing thrust-borne lift, a first pair of propulsion assemblies is forward of the package delivery module, a second pair of propulsion assemblies is aft of the package delivery module and a third pair of propulsion assemblies is lateral of the package delivery module. In a forward flight orientation utilizing wing-borne lift, the first pair of propulsion assemblies is below the package delivery module, the second pair of propulsion assemblies is above the package delivery module and the third pair of propulsion assemblies is lateral of the package delivery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard McCullough, Paul K. Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10753693
    Abstract: Ammunition containers are reloadable from within an armored vehicle to supply a remote weapon system mounted externally on the vehicle. The ammunition containers are designed to be fixedly mounted within an internal compartment of a weapon turret. In a first embodiment, at least one guide wall defines a spiral guide path for an ammunition belt, and a rotatable sprocket enables the belt to be loaded into the guide path. In a second embodiment, an ammunition clamp holds a round of ammunition, and the clamp is rotatable to wind the ammunition belt about the clamp's axis of rotation. A third embodiment has a guide sprocket and an adjacent peg to facilitate reloading an ammunition belt in horizontal layers. A fourth embodiment includes a pair of spaced support rails for hanging an ammunition belt in vertical columns, wherein rear ends of the rails may be located outside the container for easier loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Steven W. Hayes, Matthew Martinez, David Rhodes, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 10753711
    Abstract: A movable ballistic resistant panel includes ballistic resistant leaf hinges that allow multiple panels to be attached to each other to form an openable and movable barrier capable of numerous different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Glenroy, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Muth
  • Patent number: 10753717
    Abstract: Among other things, a digitally controlled actuator has a connector for coupling to a drive mechanism of an existing hand-driven cartridge reloader, to actuate a series of processing cycles of the reloader in which supplies of components are subjected to successive mechanical processing steps to produce reloaded cartridges ready for use. There are sensors associated with the actuator and the reloader to (a) acquire digital information that is indicative of a state of progress of each of the processing cycles and of conditions of the reloader related to the production of the reloaded cartridges, and (b) deliver the digital information to a digital controller for controlling the processing cycles of the reloader. The digital controller is connected to receive the digital information from the sensors and to control automatic operation of the reloader in successive processing cycles to produce reloaded cartridges without requiring human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lyman Products Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stark, Jay C. Hirshberg, Anthony Parillo, Kai Cao
  • Patent number: 10746505
    Abstract: Aim enhancing systems are provided for deterrent devices. In one aspect an aim enhancing system has a light emitting system; an optical element, a housing holding the laser system and the light emitting system and having an opening through which a light from the light emitting system can pass from inside the housing to outside the housing and an optical element receiving surface against which an outer surface of the optical element can be positioned, resilient biasing member having an opening through which the light can pass, an outer surface arranged to confront an inner surface of the optical element, and an inner surface; and a pressure surface pressing the inner surface of the resilient biasing member toward the optical element to resiliently hold the inner receiving surface against the outer surface of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LMD Power of Light Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Tuller, Brian L. Olmsted
  • Patent number: 10746519
    Abstract: Fuse system for a projectile for a ranged weapon, the fuse system comprising: a plurality of magnetic field sensors, each sensor being arranged to provide a signal that changes in response to a relative change in position and/or orientation between the system and the Earth's magnetic field, and wherein each sensor has a different alignment in terms of magnetic field sensitivity, and a controller arranged to receive one or more signals from the plurality of magnetic field sensors, and to activate a fuse of the projectile depending on the received one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Martyn John Hucker, Stephen John Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10739113
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a ballistic resistant shelter configured for emergency deployment in an open space. The shelter has a structural frame configured to rapidly convert from a stowed condition disposed substantially flat on the ground, to a deployed condition in which the frame is elevated substantially above ground level. One or more anti-ballistic panels are attached to the frame so as to be tilted or lifted above ground level when the frame is deployed. The anti-ballistic panels collectively present enough surface area to shield at least one person from a single source of gunfire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Armorworks Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Bosen, Valent Horvatich
  • Patent number: 10739092
    Abstract: A device for ejecting shells and/or connectors from at least one chain or strip of ammunition associated with a primary and/or secondary weapon, the device being mounted in an armored vehicle turret, includes: a plurality of geometrically and mechanically defined structural elements, for guiding, after shooting the ammunition, a movement of the shells and/or connectors from an inside toward an outside of the turret, along a determined path; and a vibration device for vibrating at least part of the structural elements to favor the movement of the shells and/or connectors. The structural elements include at least one chute. The vibration device includes a motor placed in any location of the chute. The motor includes an unbalancing mass. The motor is actuatable only during shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CMI DEFENCE S.A.
    Inventors: Innokenty Gritskevitch, Anthony Colomine
  • Patent number: 10739096
    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: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Patriot Ordnance Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank L. DeSomma
  • Patent number: 10731939
    Abstract: An apparatus implementable on a pistol includes a compensator and a guide rod. The guide rod has a front distal end and a rear distal end opposite the front distal end. The compensator includes a muzzle brake having a recoil-reduction device, a first through hole and a second through hole. When the compensator is implemented on the pistol: (a) the recoil-reduction device redirects propellant gases to counter a recoil force upon firing of a round of ammunition by the pistol; (b) the first through hole is aligned with a barrel of the pistol to allow firing of the round of ammunition, and (c) the second through hole receives the front distal end of the guide rod therein such that an interface between the guide rod, the muzzle brake and a slide of the pistol is keyed to prevent rotation of the guide rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathon Na, David Hyung Chin
  • Patent number: 10724835
    Abstract: A firearm malfunction training device and method include a blank malfunction round that simulates a T3 malfunction and allows a realistic clearing protocol during the training. The malfunction round size and shape generally mimic the corresponding live round, so that malfunction round moves like the live round through the magazine. However, the malfunction round has a front end/portion that is oversized in diameter and does not fit properly or fully through the firearm breech, to jam the firearm loading mechanism at the breech. Preferably, the malfunction round also has a conical rear region radially-undersized relative to the live round casing, whereby the malfunction round leaves the magazine when the magazine is stripped from the firearm to start the clearing protocol. The enlarged front end and undersized rear region effectively simulate, and provide a realistic protocol for identifying, clearing and, correcting, a T3 malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen A. McCloy
  • Patent number: 10724812
    Abstract: A system for an adjustable gas block. The gas block body has a main chamber fluidly coupled to a gas aperture which is fluidly connected to a plunger channel and a gas return path. Downstream of the gas block body is a plunger assembly which includes a ring and a plunger. Further downstream is an adjustment knob which is coupled to the gas block body and which is adjustable upstream and downstream relative to the gas block body. The volume of plunger inserted into the channel path is controlled by the adjustment knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle Lynch