Patents by Inventor Leslie C. Blahut

Leslie C. Blahut 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).

  • Publication number: 20200284535
    Abstract: A firearm includes a lower receiver defining a trigger well configured to receive an action, a lower forend extending distally from and monolithically formed with the lower receiver, and an upper forend detachably coupled to the lower forend. The lower forend and the upper forend together define a channel therethrough configured for receipt of a barrel of the firearm. The lower receiver is configured to support the barrel with the length of the barrel free-floating within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Drake, Leslie C. Blahut
  • Patent number: 8813629
    Abstract: A breech assembly for a weapon may include a breech ring and a carrier fixed to a shaft. The shaft may be rotatably mounted to the breech ring. A breech block may be fixed to the carrier and insertable into and out of an opening in the breech ring by rotating the shaft. A notch may be formed in an end of the shaft. A lock may be translatably disposed in the breech ring and translatable into and out of the notch in the end of the shaft. Translation of the lock into the notch may rotatably lock the shaft with respect to the breech ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward W. Holmes, Wayland P. Barber, Leslie C. Blahut, Paul J. Koelbel
  • Patent number: 8272307
    Abstract: A breech-loaded weapon may include a carrier at its breech end. The carrier may include a breech block support. A screw block may be rotatable on the breech block support of the carrier. The carrier may include a supporting protuberance and the screw block may include a supporting projection having an undercut portion. A spring-loaded plunger may be disposed on the carrier and a plunger recess may be defined in the screw block. In a retained position of the screw block, the undercut portion of the supporting projection may engage the supporting protuberance of the carrier and the spring-loaded plunger may engage the plunger recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward W. Holmes, Wayland P. Barber, Leslie C. Blahut
  • Patent number: 8141469
    Abstract: The breech end of a gun may include a quick-release spindle assembly. A carrier may have a locking collar rotatably disposed therein. The locking collar may have a through-bore and one or more projections extending into the through-bore. The locking collar may be rotatable between spindle lock and spindle release positions. A spindle may be translatably disposed in the through-bore of the locking collar. The spindle may include one or more projections extending radially outward from a rear outer surface of the spindle. In the spindle lock position of the locking collar, the projections of the spindle may be aligned with the projections of the locking collar to thereby prevent translation of the spindle in a forward direction. In the spindle release position of the locking collar, the projections of the spindle may not be aligned with the projections of the locking collar to thereby allow translation of the spindle in a forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Edward W. Holmes, Wayland P. Barber, Leslie C. Blahut