Patents by Inventor Bryan Charles Dustin

Bryan Charles Dustin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11248862
    Abstract: A charging handle for a firearm includes a longitudinal body with a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion includes at least one latch lever operable between a first position and a second position, the latch lever including a blocking plate. Moving the handle from the first position to the second position moves the blocking plate from a blocking position to a non-blocking position. The charging handle can be used with a firearm that includes a protrusion extending up from the rear-end portion of the lower receiver or from the recoil assembly. In the blocking position, the blocking plate is aligned with the protrusion and prevents the charging handle from rearward movement. When the blocking plate is in the non-blocking position, the blocking plate clears the protrusion to permit the charging handle to be drawn rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SIG SAUER, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Samuel Frazier, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Publication number: 20210172692
    Abstract: A charging handle for a firearm includes a longitudinal body with a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion includes at least one latch lever operable between a first position and a second position, the latch lever including a blocking plate. Moving the handle from the first position to the second position moves the blocking plate from a blocking position to a non-blocking position. The charging handle can be used with a firearm that includes a protrusion extending up from the rear-end portion of the lower receiver or from the recoil assembly. In the blocking position, the blocking plate is aligned with the protrusion and prevents the charging handle from rearward movement. When the blocking plate is in the non-blocking position, the blocking plate clears the protrusion to permit the charging handle to be drawn rearward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Samuel Frazier, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: 11022385
    Abstract: A weapon system is provided. The weapon system includes a receiver and an operating group. The operating group includes a bolt at least partially housed within the receiver; an operating rod (op-rod) assembly arranged to axially translate within the bolt. The operating group also includes a carrier assembly, a bolt assembly, and a recoil assembly. The system further includes a hinge or pivot joint at a connection between the recoil assembly and the carrier assembly, a firing pin lock, an elastomeric cone interface between the bolt assembly and the receiver, a hollowed out piston, and/or tapering on the lug of the bolt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: David Luke Steimke, Bryan Charles Dustin, Aaron C. Sakash
  • Publication number: 20200033079
    Abstract: A weapon system is provided. The weapon system includes a receiver and an operating group. The operating group includes a bolt at least partially housed within the receiver; an operating rod (op-rod) assembly arranged to axially translate within the bolt. The operating group also includes a carrier assembly, a bolt assembly, and a recoil assembly. The system further includes a hinge or pivot joint at a connection between the recoil assembly and the carrier assembly, a firing pin lock, an elastomeric cone interface between the bolt assembly and the receiver, a hollowed out piston, and/or tapering on the lug of the bolt assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: David Luke Steimke, Bryan Charles Dustin, Aaron C. Sakash
  • Patent number: 10386137
    Abstract: A weapon system is provided. The weapon system includes a receiver and an operating group. The operating group includes a bolt at least partially housed within the receiver; an operating rod (op-rod) assembly arranged to axially translate within the bolt. The operating group also includes a carrier assembly, a bolt assembly, and a recoil assembly. The system further includes a hinge or pivot joint at a connection between the recoil assembly and the carrier assembly, a firing pin lock, an elastomeric cone interface between the bolt assembly and the receiver, a hollowed out piston, and/or tapering on the lug of the bolt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: David Luke Steimke, Bryan Charles Dustin, Aaron C. Sakash
  • Publication number: 20180164057
    Abstract: A weapon system is provided. The weapon system includes a receiver and an operating group. The operating group includes a bolt at least partially housed within the receiver; an operating rod (op-rod) assembly arranged to axially translate within the bolt. The operating group also includes a carrier assembly, a bolt assembly, and a recoil assembly. The system further includes a hinge or pivot joint at a connection between the recoil assembly and the carrier assembly, a firing pin lock, an elastomeric cone interface between the bolt assembly and the receiver, a hollowed out piston, and/or tapering on the lug of the bolt assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: David Luke Steimke, Bryan Charles Dustin, Aaron C. Sakash
  • Publication number: 20160195350
    Abstract: A firearm assembly includes an upper receiver assembly having a front face and an aperture formed through the front face, and a feed ramp insert member removably coupled to the upper receiver assembly. The feed ramp insert member has a profile matching at least a portion of the aperture. The feed ramp insert member extends outwardly from the front face of the upper receiver assembly adjacent to the aperture. The feed ramp insert member is operative to interfere with incidental contact between a cartridge and at least a portion of the upper receiver assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Andrew Packard, Bryan Charles Dustin, Douglas Aubin
  • Patent number: 8356553
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder having an end, a rotatable plate cylinder support supporting the end and having a first bearing surface, a blanket cylinder having a blanket cylinder end, a rotatable blanket cylinder support supporting the end and having a second bearing surface and an actuating device for rotating the plate cylinder support and the blanket cylinder support, the first and second bearing surfaces contacting during a part of the rotation of the supports. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Charles Dustin, Brian Joseph Gentle, Daniel Paul Gagne
  • Patent number: 8250976
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder having an end and a blanket gear coaxial with the blanket cylinder, a drive axle or pinion supporting a gear driving the blanket gear and a blanket lift arm for selectively supporting the end to cantilever the blanket cylinder, the blanket lift arm being rotatable about the drive axle or pinion. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lindsey Krauser, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Publication number: 20110094400
    Abstract: An offset web print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, the plate cylinder being movable during a throw-off operation, and a tucker bar for tucking plates into the plate cylinder, the tucker bar having an axis movable with respect to the plate cylinder axis for reducing a gap during the throw-off operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford John Trudeau, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Publication number: 20110000387
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder having an end, a rotatable plate cylinder support supporting the end and having a first bearing surface, a blanket cylinder having a blanket cylinder end, a rotatable blanket cylinder support supporting the end and having a second bearing surface and an actuating device for rotating the plate cylinder support and the blanket cylinder support, the first and second bearing surfaces contacting during a part of the rotation of the supports. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Charles DUSTIN, Brian Joseph GENTLE, Daniel Paul GAGNE
  • Patent number: 7849796
    Abstract: An offset web print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, the plate cylinder being movable during a throw-off operation, and a tucker bar for tucking plates into the plate cylinder, the tucker bar having an axis movable with respect to the plate cylinder axis for reducing a gap during the throw-off operation. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc
    Inventors: Bradford John Trudeau, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Publication number: 20100294150
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder having an end and a blanket gear coaxial with the blanket cylinder, a drive axle or pinion supporting a gear driving the blanket gear and a blanket lift arm for selectively supporting the end to cantilever the blanket cylinder, the blanket lift arm being rotatable about the drive axle or pinion. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: John Lindsey Krauser, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: 7819057
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder having an end, a rotatable plate cylinder support supporting the end and having a first bearing surface, a blanket cylinder having a blanket cylinder end, a rotatable blanket cylinder support supporting the end and having a second bearing surface and an actuating device for rotating the plate cylinder support and the blanket cylinder support, the first and second bearing surfaces contacting during a part of the rotation of the supports. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Charles Dustin, Brian Joseph Gentle, Daniel Paul Gagne
  • Patent number: 7775159
    Abstract: An offset print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder having an end and a blanket gear coaxial with the blanket cylinder, a drive axle or pinion supporting a gear driving the blanket gear and a blanket lift arm for selectively supporting the end to cantilever the blanket cylinder, the blanket lift arm being rotatable about the drive axle or pinion. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lindsey Krauser, Brian Joseph Gentle, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: 7516698
    Abstract: An offset web print unit includes a plate cylinder, a blanket cylinder, a second blanket cylinder, an autoplating mechanism, and a throw-off mechanism including a single actuator both for moving the blanket cylinder from the second blanket cylinder and for moving the blanket cylinder to selectively contact the plate cylinder to permit autoplating while the blanket cylinder is thrown-off of the second blanket cylinder. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Goss International Americasn, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Gentle, Matt Alan Taylor, Bryan Charles Dustin, Keith Andrew Cornish
  • Patent number: 5671636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for preventing circumferential separation between the meshing teeth of a first gear and a second gear of a gear train. Exemplary embodiments of the invention include a first torque transmitting gear coaxially fixed to the first gear, a second torque transmitting gear in meshing engagement with the first torque transmitting gear, a third torque transmitting gear in meshing engagement with the second torque transmitting gear, and being rotatable about a shaft fixedly connected to a fourth torque transmitting gear which in turn is in meshing engagement with the second gear. The third torque transmitting gear is drivingly connected to the shaft via a pre-loaded resilient element formed by a first torsion spring and a second torsion spring. In an exemplary embodiment, the torsion springs are arranged such that windings of the first torsion spring are located within spaces formed between adjacent windings of the second torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignees: Heidelberg Harris Inc., Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Gagne, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: D725213
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hirt, Bryan Charles Dustin
  • Patent number: D725220
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hirt, Bryan Charles Dustin