Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Kaniewski

Joseph A. Kaniewski 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: 5671559
    Abstract: A combination lethal/nonlethal firearm device is disclosed wherein a lethal gun, pistol or rifle that conventionally fires solid projectiles in the form of bullets, is conveniently converted to a non lethal defensive weapon by means of a novel attachment of a non lethal canister of dibilating chemical fluid such as tear gas or pepper gas to the barrel of the firearm. The canister is removably attached to the barrel by means of a saddle bracket attached to a trigger guard mounnting clamp, and where the direction of fire of the fluid propellant therein is along the firearm barrel and in the same line of fire as the trajectory of a solid projectile bullet of the firearm. Activation of the chemical dispenser is achieved by means of an activation plunger button adjacent the trigger guard in such manner that a peace officer may choose the better of lethal or non lethal defensive procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventors: Edward C. Ludaesher, Joseph A. Kaniewski