Patents by Inventor Kerry O'Neal

Kerry O'Neal 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: 8875613
    Abstract: A removable inspection panel for use with a projectile containment assembly in a shoot house or on a firing range where the firing of live ammunition is carried out is provided. The inspection panel is removably attached to a supporting structure between the supporting structure and a projectile containment assembly. The inspection panel is removable from the top of the supporting structure, for example, for periodic inspection of the condition of the inspection panel. Any detectable damage to the surface of the inspection panel facing the projectile containment assembly indicates immanent failure of the projectile containment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kerry O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20130298484
    Abstract: A removable inspection panel for use with a projectile containment assembly in a shoot house or on a firing range where the firing of live ammunition is carried out is provided. The inspection panel is removably attached to a supporting structure between the supporting structure and a projectile containment assembly. The inspection panel is removable from the top of the supporting structure, for example, for periodic inspection of the condition of the inspection panel. Any detectable damage to the surface of the inspection panel facing the projectile containment assembly indicates immanent failure of the projectile containment assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kerry O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8313103
    Abstract: A portable projectile trap assembly includes a modular target assembly having a frame configured to retain a plurality of backstop panels. The plurality of backstop panels are removably mounted on a front side of the frame forming a planar backstop, and a front panel of resilient material is removably mounted to and covers the front side of the planar backstop opposite the frame. The front panel is spaced from the planar backstop to form an air gap between the backstop and the front panel. When a projectile is fired at the target assembly, the projectile passes through the front panel and impacts against and is stopped by the backstop. The target assembly is attached to a support mast at the rear side of the frame; the support mast is attached to a mobile base supporting the target assembly in a vertical orientation above the mobile base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kerry O'Neal, Noreen Powers
  • Publication number: 20110037227
    Abstract: A portable projectile trap assembly includes a modular target assembly having a frame configured to retain a plurality of backstop panels. The plurality of backstop panels are removably mounted on a front side of the frame forming a planar backstop, and a front panel of resilient material is removably mounted to and covers the front side of the planar backstop opposite the frame. The front panel is spaced from the planar backstop to form an air gap between the backstop and the front panel. When a projectile is fired at the target assembly, the projectile passes through the front panel and impacts against and is stopped by the backstop. The target assembly is attached to a support mast at the rear side of the frame; the support mast is attached to a mobile base supporting the target assembly in a vertical orientation above the mobile base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kerry O'Neal, Noreen Powers