Patents by Inventor James Curtis Whitworth

James Curtis Whitworth 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: 10302385
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device includes a propellant, a gas seal situated proximate to the propellant, a bore rearward disk, a fibrous cup, and a bore forward disk. The bore forward disk is configured to press against a bottom surface of the fibrous cup, wherein the bore forward disk is narrower than a diameter of a bore of a firearm such that a gap exists around a circumference of the bore forward disk between the bore forward disk and the bore of the firearm. The gap is configured to enable the cup to deform into the gap. The device further includes a cylindrically shaped stack of cleaning materials between the bore rearward disk and the bore forward disk, wherein the stack of cleaning materials is configured to longitudinally transmit at least a portion of the force from the bore rearward disk to the bore forward disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190154414
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is configured to clean a bore of a firearm. The device includes a cylindrically shaped cleaning pad including a solid, non-hollow core. The device further includes a propellant providing a force to push the cleaning pad down the bore of the firearm and a payload located in a bore-forward position of the cleaning pad. The device can optionally include a lower charge cap situated between the propellant and the cleaning pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Midwest Outdoor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, JR., Patrick Stack
  • Publication number: 20190128652
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is configured to clean a bore of a firearm. The device includes a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, a cup comprising at least one hole in a bottom surface of the cup, a dense material within the cup, wherein the dense material is configured to deform and press radially outwardly against the cup as the propellant provides propelling force to the dense material. The device further includes a bore rearward charge cap and a frame. The frame includes a bore forward plate located within the cup, a frame leg connecting the bore rearward charge cap and the bore forward plate and passing through the hole in the bottom surface of the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180274888
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device includes a propellant, a gas seal situated proximate to the propellant, a bore rearward disk, a fibrous cup, and a bore forward disk. The bore forward disk is configured to press against a bottom surface of the fibrous cup, wherein the bore forward disk is narrower than a diameter of a bore of a firearm such that a gap exists around a circumference of the bore forward disk between the bore forward disk and the bore of the firearm. The gap is configured to enable the cup to deform into the gap. The device further includes a cylindrically shaped stack of cleaning materials between the bore rearward disk and the bore forward disk, wherein the stack of cleaning materials is configured to longitudinally transmit at least a portion of the force from the bore rearward disk to the bore forward disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, JR.
  • Patent number: 10018455
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed including a bore cleaning device configured to clean a bore of a firearm. The device includes a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, a fibrous cup, a dense material within the fibrous cup, and a frame including a bore forward disk configured to press against a bottom surface of the fibrous cup. The dense material includes one of a dense granulated material and a dense, viscous paste. The dense material is configured to deform and press radially outwardly against the cup as the propellant provides propelling force to the dense material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 10012466
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is disclosed that is configured to clean a bore of a firearm. Devices disclosed herein receive force manually applied by the user to push, pull, or propel the device through the bore. The device includes an internal mechanism configured to translate one of a pushing force and a pulling force into an outward radial force forcing intimate contact between device surfaces and interior walls of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Publication number: 20180120070
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed including a bore cleaning device configured to clean a bore of a firearm. The device includes a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, a fibrous cup, a dense material within the fibrous cup, and a frame including a bore forward disk configured to press against a bottom surface of the fibrous cup. The dense material includes one of a dense granulated material and a dense, viscous paste. The dense material is configured to deform and press radially outwardly against the cup as the propellant provides propelling force to the dense material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 9664487
    Abstract: A bore cleaning projectile cleans a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frame including a lower charge cap, a tapered cone-shaped center shaft portion, and an end cap. The projectile further includes a propellant providing a force to push the device down the bore of the firearm and at least one cleaning agent situated around the tapered cone-shaped center shaft portion. The center shaft portion includes a narrower diameter at a longitudinally forward portion of the center shaft portion and a wider diameter at a longitudinally rearward portion of the center shaft portion. The cleaning agent is forced to move along the center shaft portion toward the longitudinally rearward portion of the center shaft portion as the frame is propelled down the bore. This movement along the center shaft portion causes intimate contact between the cleaning agent and the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170010081
    Abstract: A bore cleaning projectile cleans a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frame including a lower charge cap, a tapered cone-shaped center shaft portion, and an end cap. The projectile further includes a propellant providing a force to push the device down the bore of the firearm and at least one cleaning agent situated around the tapered cone-shaped center shaft portion. The center shaft portion includes a narrower diameter at a longitudinally forward portion of the center shaft portion and a wider diameter at a longitudinally rearward portion of the center shaft portion. The cleaning agent is forced to move along the center shaft portion toward the longitudinally rearward portion of the center shaft portion as the frame is propelled down the bore. This movement along the center shaft portion causes intimate contact between the cleaning agent and the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: James Curtis Whitworth, John Biafore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160258705
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is disclosed that is configured to clean a bore of a firearm. Devices disclosed herein receive force manually applied by the user to push, pull, or propel the device through the bore. The device includes an internal mechanism configured to translate one of a pushing force and a pulling force into an outward radial force forcing intimate contact between device surfaces and interior walls of the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 9212879
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is disclosed including a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, a frame including a plurality of collapsible legs, and a cylindrically-shaped cleaning agent installed around the legs. The frame further includes a lower charge cap configured to receive the force of the propellant and a rigid front end cap. The provided force creates a crushing force upon the frame. The crushing force causes the legs to collapse and provide an outward force upon the cleaning agent, wherein the outward force causes intimate contact between the cleaning agent and the bore as the device travels along the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 9194674
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bore cleaning projectile can be configured to clean a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frangible capsule, a frame, a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, and a collapsing feature configured to crush the frangible capsule when the force is applied to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Publication number: 20150268021
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is disclosed including a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, a frame including a plurality of collapsible legs, and a cylindrically-shaped cleaning agent installed around the legs. The frame further includes a lower charge cap configured to receive the force of the propellant and a rigid front end cap. The provided force creates a crushing force upon the frame. The crushing force causes the legs to collapse and provide an outward force upon the cleaning agent, wherein the outward force causes intimate contact between the cleaning agent and the bore as the device travels along the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 9052172
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bore cleaning projectile can be configured to clean a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frame and a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm. The frame includes a collapsing feature that is actuated by the force provided by the propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Publication number: 20140331886
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bore cleaning projectile can be configured to clean a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frangible capsule, a frame, a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm, and a collapsing feature configured to crush the frangible capsule when the force is applied to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Publication number: 20140109791
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bore cleaning projectile can be configured to clean a bore of a firearm as the projectile is propelled down the bore. The projectile includes a frame and a propellant providing a force to push the projectile down the bore of the firearm. The frame includes a collapsing feature that is actuated by the force provided by the propellant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 8048436
    Abstract: A biodegradable tag having a leaf-shaped body portion and an inwardly spiraling attachment appendage. The tag including at least one seed that is disposed within a seed compartment formed in the body portion. The body portion is formed from a liquid-absorbing material that absorbs a scented animal attractant liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth