Patents by Inventor Joseph Frascati

Joseph Frascati 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: 9285185
    Abstract: A firearm may have a plurality of power-consuming accessories that can be attached to the weapon. In order to reduce the weight of these power-consuming accessories, as well as the proliferation of their batteries, the Weapon Accessory Power Distribution System provides a common power source to power the power-consuming accessories attached to the weapon. One or more powered rails are provided to provide a point of electrical interconnection for the power-consuming accessories, absent the use of connectors with their tethering cables, which are susceptible to entanglement. The powered rail(s) are electrically interconnected with a power source, which typically is a battery mounted in the butt stock of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Eric F. Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Don McLaughlin, James S. Dodd, Ben Feldman
  • Patent number: 8490313
    Abstract: The Accessory Mounting Apparatus uses a quick release clamp for mounting and securely attaching accessories to a dove-tail shaped accessory rail. This apparatus allows for quick assembling and disassembling of accessories and tactical equipment on a weapon accessory rail system. The Accessory Mounting Apparatus consists of a base, latching arm, and over-centered lever to apply clamping force, where the base of the clamping device is keyed to align with a dove-tail shaped rail and fix its location in the direction of the barrel. The latching arm is slid over the dovetail in the accessory rail and the over-centered lever is closed to clamp the device securely around the accessory rail, fixing it in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Prototype Productions Incorporated Ventures Two, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Frascati, Ben Feldman, James S. Dodd, Hector Tapia, Greg Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8402683
    Abstract: The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Prototype Productions Incorporated Ventures Two, LLC
    Inventors: Eric F. Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Don McLaughlin, James S. Dodd, Ben Feldman
  • Patent number: 8397418
    Abstract: A firearm may have a plurality of power-consuming accessories that can be attached to the weapon. In order to reduce the weight of these power-consuming accessories, as well as the proliferation of their batteries, the Weapon Accessory Power Distribution System provides a common power source to power the power-consuming accessories attached to the weapon. One or more powered rails are provided to provide a point of electrical interconnection for the power-consuming accessories, absent the use of connectors with their tethering cables, which are susceptible to entanglement. The powered rail(s) are electrically interconnected with a power source, which typically is a battery mounted in the butt stock of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Prototype Productions Incorporated Ventures Two, LLC
    Inventors: Eric F. Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Don McLaughlin, James S. Dodd, Ben Feldman
  • Publication number: 20120180363
    Abstract: The Accessory Mounting Apparatus uses a quick release clamp for mounting and securely attaching accessories to a dove-tail shaped accessory rail. This apparatus allows for quick assembling and disassembling of accessories and tactical equipment on a weapon accessory rail system. The Accessory Mounting Apparatus consists of a base, latching arm, and over-centered lever to apply clamping force, where the base of the clamping device is keyed to align with a dove-tail shaped rail and fix its location in the direction of the barrel. The latching arm is slid over the dovetail in the accessory rail and the over-centered lever is closed to clamp the device securely around the accessory rail, fixing it in all directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Prototype Productions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Frascati, Ben Feldman, James S. Dodd, Hector Tapia, Greg Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20110283585
    Abstract: A firearm may have a plurality of power-consuming accessories that can be attached to the weapon. In order to reduce the weight of these power-consuming accessories, as well as the proliferation of their batteries, the Weapon Accessory Power Distribution System provides a common power source to power the power-consuming accessories attached to the weapon. One or more powered rails are provided to provide a point of electrical interconnection for the power-consuming accessories, absent the use of connectors with their tethering cables, which are susceptible to entanglement. The powered rail(s) are electrically interconnected with a power source, which typically is a battery mounted in the butt stock of the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Prototype Productions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric F. Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Don McLaughlin, James S. Dodd, Ben Feldman
  • Publication number: 20100275489
    Abstract: The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: PROTOTYPE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Ben Feldman, James Dodd, Donald McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20100192447
    Abstract: The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: PROTOTYPE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Cabahug, Joseph Frascati, Ben Feldman, John Schroeder, James Dodd, Donald McLaughlin, Hector Tapia