Patents by Inventor Eric M. Rice

Eric M. Rice 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: 10517206
    Abstract: A system for dispensing crop input products from multiple meters per crop row, including: a) a georeferencing module configured to receive and process georeferenced location information; b) a prescriptive control module configured to receive the processed georeferenced location information from the georeferencing module and utilize the georeferenced location information to generate specific prescriptive rate information for individual meters in the field; and, c) a meter controller module operatively connected to the prescriptive control module. The meter controller module is configured to utilize the specific prescriptive rate information to individually control multiple meters per crop row, to simultaneously dispense crop input products at specific prescriptive rates at georeferenced locations throughout the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric G. Wintemute, John J. Richardson, Richard L. Rice, Larry M. Conrad, Rex A. Rysdam, Nathaniel R. Claussen, Richard M. Porter
  • Patent number: 9297616
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for associating an accessory with a firearm. According to one embodiment, an accessory having an accessory portion and an attachment portion can be provided. The attachment portion can allow the accessory to be mounted to at least a portion of a rail assembly of the firearm when the attachment portion is clamped to the portion of the rail assembly of the firearm. The attachment portion can include a clamp assembly comprising a clamped position and an unclamped position. The attachment portion can also include a lever assembly operable to move the clamp assembly between the clamped position and the unclamped position respectively. Moreover, the attachment portion can include a lever assembly housing for at least partially enclosing some or all of the lever assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: DANIEL DEFENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: 8806793
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems, methods, and apparatuses for installing a hand guard on a firearm. In some embodiments, a method of installing a hand guard on a firearm can be provided. The firearm includes a barrel, a barrel nut, and a delta ring. The delta ring is refracted away from the barrel nut. A number of hand guard members are positioned about the barrel. An annular groove formed between a forward plate and a rear plate associated with each hand guard member is mated with a portion of a flange of the barrel nut. The flange is secured within the annular groove of at least one hand guard member. The delta ring is advanced over a portion of some or all the hand guard members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice, Gerald B. Ash, Patrick Jay Kisgen
  • Patent number: 8407923
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating an accessory with a firearm include, in one embodiment, an accessory having an accessory portion and an attachment portion. The accessory portion is associated with any accessory a user may desire to associate with the firearm. The attachment portion allows the accessory to be associated with a rail assembly of the firearm. The attachment portion includes a first mounting arm and a second mounting arm configured to be positioned about the rail assembly when the accessory is snapped about the rail assembly. Also included is a securing mechanism for limiting the movement of the accessory when the accessory is snapped about the rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald B. Ash, Jr., Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: 8359779
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include a hand guard assembly for securely attaching to a firearm. According to one embodiment, a hand guard assembly can be provided for a firearm having an upper receiver and a barrel. The hand guard assembly can include a barrel nut operable to mount the barrel to the upper receiver of the firearm. The hand guard assembly can also include a hand guard having a receiving channel about an interior portion of the hand guard. The receiving channel can be sized and shaped to receive the barrel nut such that the hand guard can be secured to the barrel nut by a securing mechanism when the hand guard is positioned about the barrel of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: 8215047
    Abstract: A system and method for adapting a vertical fore grip to a user. In one embodiment, a system for adapting a vertical fore grip to a user can be provided. The system can include a vertical fore grip configured to adjustably attach to a firearm; a grip extension configured to modify the vertical fore grip, wherein the grip extension is further configured to mount at least one accessory; and a bolt assembly for adjustably attaching the grip extension to the vertical fore grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald B. Ash, Jr., Eric M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20120167438
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for associating an accessory with a firearm. According to one embodiment, an accessory having an accessory portion and an attachment portion can be provided. The attachment portion can allow the accessory to be mounted to at least a portion of a rail assembly of the firearm when the attachment portion is clamped to the portion of the rail assembly of the firearm. The attachment portion can include a clamp assembly comprising a clamped position and an unclamped position. The attachment portion can also include a lever assembly operable to move the clamp assembly between the clamped position and the unclamped position respectively. Moreover, the attachment portion can include a lever assembly housing for at least partially enclosing some or all of the lever assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: DANIEL DEFENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20110219657
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for associating an accessory with a firearm. According to one embodiment, an accessory having an accessory portion and an attachment portion can be provided. The accessory portion can be associated with any accessory a user may desire to associate with the firearm. The attachment portion can allow the accessory to be associated with a rail assembly of the firearm. The attachment portion can include a first mounting arm and a second mounting arm configured to be positioned about the rail assembly when the accessory is snapped about the rail assembly. Also included can be a securing mechanism for limiting the movement of the accessory along the length of the rail assembly when the accessory is snapped about the rail assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DANIEL DEFENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald B. Ash, JR., Eric M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20110179688
    Abstract: A system and method for adapting a vertical fore grip to a user. In one embodiment, a system for adapting a vertical fore grip to a user can be provided. The system can include a vertical fore grip configured to adjustably attach to a firearm; a grip extension configured to modify the vertical fore grip, wherein the grip extension is further configured to mount at least one accessory; and a bolt assembly for adjustably attaching the grip extension to the vertical fore grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald B. Ash, JR., Eric M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20100126054
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include a hand guard assembly for securely attaching to a firearm. According to one embodiment, a hand guard assembly can be provided for a firearm having an upper receiver and a barrel. The hand guard assembly can include a barrel nut operable to mount the barrel to the upper receiver of the firearm. The hand guard assembly can also include a hand guard having a receiving channel about an interior portion of the hand guard. The receiving channel can be sized and shaped to receive the barrel nut such that the hand guard can be secured to the barrel nut by a securing mechanism when the hand guard is positioned about the barrel of the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: D631934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Gerald B. Ash, Jr., Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: D631935
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Gerald B. Ash, Jr., Eric M. Rice
  • Patent number: D683417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Daniel Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin C. Daniel, Eric M. Rice