Breech End Structure Patents (Class 102/469)
  • Patent number: 11313654
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ammunition having a metal injection molded projectile and a polymer cartridge case comprising a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising a bottom portion and a top portion that enclose a propellant chamber, wherein the bottom portion comprises a primer recess in communication with a primer flash hole that extends into a propellant chamber and the top portion comprises a projectile aperture; a primer inserted into the primer flash hole aperture; a propellant at least partially filling the propellant chamber; and a metal injection molded projectile frictionally fitted in the projectile aperture, wherein the metal injection molded projectile comprises a nose extending essentially symmetrically to a shoulder, and an essentially cylindrical bearing surface extending from the shoulder to a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 11248883
    Abstract: A cartridge casing of a cartridge for a lever action firearm, the cartridge casing comprising a rim comprising a flat front face configured to provide a gripping surface for an extractor of the lever action firearm to remove the cartridge casing of the cartridge after firing of the lever action firearm, the rim having a radial gradient that decreases from a maximum radius at a first location on the rim that is prior to the flat front face to a minimum radius value at a second location on the rim corresponding to the flat front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jacob C. Burns, Jared C. Kutney
  • Patent number: 11248886
    Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge having a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 11209256
    Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 11035653
    Abstract: A light alloy cartridge for ammunition made by mechanical removal of chips has a front retaining collar for retaining a projectile and a hollow body having a rim at the rear provided with a central primer hole and at the front a shoulder connecting to the collar, the hollow body having an internal surface that bounds a cavity suitable for containing the propellent, the cartridge being formed by a rear element and a front element that are structurally independent, fixed stiffly to one another, the internal surface of the hollow body having at the rim at least one notch configured to increase the volume of the cavity suitable for containing the propellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: PBM Limited
    Inventor: Nicola Bandini
  • Patent number: 10948275
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10921106
    Abstract: The present invention includes a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 10837741
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a charge container device, said charge container device having a volume suitable to substantially fill a barrel chamber, said charge container device is formed from a substantially rigid and combustible material, wherein said charge container device comprises at least one wall to define a cavity for the retention of at least one cartridge case, said at least one cartridge case comprising an energetic material, wherein said at least one cartridge case is arranged in a stacked formation within said charge container, the charge container device further comprising a base portion and a top portion, wherein the top portion comprises an aperture to allow for expulsion of energy and the base portion comprising an ignition means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Anne Marie Wilton
  • Patent number: 10782107
    Abstract: The rifle system comprises a rifle and an ammunition round for operation with the rifle. The high pressure ammunition round further comprises a cartridge case having an outer wall wherein prior to firing of the ammunition round, the outer wall geometry of the cartridge case is devoid of features configured for interfacing with a mechanical extractor. The rifle further comprising a barrel chamber which fully supports a chambered cartridge case and a rear extraction mechanism for extracting a spent cartridge case through the rear of the barrel chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Frank Dindl
  • Patent number: 10731957
    Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge having a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 10704880
    Abstract: The present invention includes a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 10704872
    Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.06 to 0.14 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 10704879
    Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a convex transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has an overall convex shape; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Burrow, Christopher William Overton
  • Patent number: 10415943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10330451
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three piece primer insert for use in polymer ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface, a groove positioned around the upper primer aperture, wherein the groove is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding and a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface; a middle primer insert portion comprising a middle aperture and positioned in contact with the upper primer bottom surface and adjacent to the groove, wherein the middle aperture is larger than the upper primer aperture; and a lower primer insert portion in contact with the middle primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface in contact with the middle primer insert portion and opposite a lower primer top surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface that extends toward the lower primer bottom surface and adapted to fit a primer,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10302404
    Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: True Vilocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10302403
    Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10260847
    Abstract: A casing for use in a cartridge for a firearm comprises a sleeve and attached base. The sleeve has cylindrical portion with a mouth for holding a bullet and an opposing bulkhead from which extends a nipple. At the terminal end of the nipple is a lip that radially decreases in thickness and has curved surface portions; the lip forms a first seal region within a passageway that runs through the base. Preferably a second seal zone around the nipple near the bulkhead. A bulkhead comprises a circumferential wave or ridge that creates a hollow on the surface facing the base. A sleeve is preferably made of austenitic stainless steel that has differential hardness and magnetic properties along the sleeve length; and the base has a hardness less than any portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL SHOCK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Viggiano, Volodymyr Drobockyi
  • Patent number: 10209042
    Abstract: A cartridge casing comprises a casing tube having a first end and a head cap. The first end of the casing tube abuts and is joined with the head cap such that an orifice in the first end of the casing tube is aligned with a passage in the head cap to define a flash passage. The head cap and casing tube are held together by a deformable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: James Edward Baxter, Joshua Matthew Stubbs, Nathan William Rowe
  • Patent number: 10101136
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10101140
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10054413
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymeric ammunition comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10054410
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to self-contained cartridges and launcher systems for discharging or launching payloads to downrange targets, and methods of attenuating or offsetting recoil when activating such cartridges. Examples of payloads that can be deployed with the disclosed launcher apparatus include chemical, biological, pyrotechnic, marker, tracer, signaling, non-lethal, explosive, smoke, and similar payloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: James Y. Menefee, III
  • Patent number: 10048050
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10041777
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three piece primer insert for use in polymer ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface, a groove positioned around the upper primer aperture, wherein the groove is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding and a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface; a middle primer insert portion comprising a middle aperture and positioned in contact with the upper primer bottom surface and adjacent to the groove, wherein the middle aperture is smaller than the upper primer aperture; and a lower primer insert portion in contact with the middle primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface in contact with the middle primer insert portion and opposite a lower primer top surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface that extends toward the lower primer bottom surface and adapted to fit a primer,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10041776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three piece primer insert for use in polymer ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface, a groove positioned around the upper primer aperture, wherein the groove is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding and a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface; a middle primer insert portion comprising a middle aperture and positioned in contact with the upper primer bottom surface and adjacent to the groove, wherein the middle aperture is smaller than the upper primer aperture; and a lower primer insert portion in contact with the middle primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface in contact with the middle primer insert portion and opposite a lower primer top surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface that extends toward the lower primer bottom surface and adapted to fit a primer,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 10041771
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymeric ammunition comprising: a three piece primer insert; a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body extending about the three piece primer insert, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body comprises: a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element at a first end of the substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body opposite a substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end connected by a powder chamber, wherein the substantially cylindrical polymeric coupling end extends over the substantially cylindrical coupling element and covers an circumferential surface of the primer flash hole aperture; and a substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end upper portion comprising a bullet-end coupling element connected to the substantially cylindrical polymeric bullet-end coupling element opposite a projectile aperture adapted to engage a bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9989343
    Abstract: An insert for a high strength polymer-based cartridge casing can include an outside, an inside formed within the insert, and a back end disposed at a rear of the cartridge casing. The back end includes a rim and groove disposed around the outside of the insert and a primer pocket disposed inside the back end. Also included is a front end, opposite the back end, having an overmolded area disposed around the outside of the insert above the primer pocket and a basin, having a depth, formed inside the overmolded area. A flash hole can be included inside the insert and communicating between the primer pocket and the basin. The flash hole has a perimeter and a ring disposed around the perimeter of the flash hole, including a height starting at a bottom of the basin, disposed toward the front end, and less than the depth of the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PCP Tactical, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Padgett, Sy Wiley
  • Patent number: 9976840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a two piece primer insert for use in overmolding polymer ammunition and ammunition cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9964388
    Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9939236
    Abstract: A casing for use in a cartridge for a firearm comprises a sleeve and attached base. The sleeve is formed with a mouth for holding a bullet and an opposing bulkhead from which extends a nipple. The end of the nipple is flared radially outwardly within a passageway of the base, to form a special configuration lip and first seal. The nipple is shaped to make a second seal when press fitted into the passageway. A bulkhead is formed with a circumferential wave or ridge. A sleeve is preferably made from austenitic stainless steel that is worked to have differential hardness and magnetic properties along the sleeve length, with the nipple being of lesser hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SHELL SHOCK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Volodymyr Drobockyi, Anthony Viggiano
  • Patent number: 9869536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a two piece primer insert comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer bottom surface, an upper primer aperture through the upper primer bottom surface; a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface, and an interior surface; a lower primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface opposite a lower primer top surface having a primer recess, a lower primer aperture through the lower primer bottom surface, and a flange adapted to receive a polymer overmolding that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the lower primer top surface; and an insert joint that links and aligns the upper primer bottom surface and the lower primer bottom surface to form a primer insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9835427
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi piece primer insert for ammunition comprising: an upper primer insert portion comprising an upper primer aperture through an upper primer bottom surface; a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the upper primer bottom surface, and an interior surface; a lower primer insert portion comprising a lower primer bottom surface opposite a lower primer top surface, a primer recess in the lower primer top surface adapted to fit a primer, a lower primer aperture through the lower primer bottom surface, and a flange that adapted to receive a polymer overmolding extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the lower primer top surface; and an insert joint that links the upper primer bottom surface and the lower primer bottom surface to form a primer insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: True Velocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9625241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cartridge casing for firearm ammunition and to a method of manufacturing such casing. The casing (1) comprises an elongate interior cavity (4) and extends along a longitudinal axis (5). The cavity (4) is open at the top end of the casing (1) and is defined radially by a circumferentially extending sidewall (3) formed by an elongate tubular portion and at the bottom by a bottom wall (2) which is connected to an axial end of the tubular portion and comprises a bore (7). The casing (1) further comprises in a lateral outer surface an annular projection (18) located proximate the bottom end of the casing (1) and extending circumferentially in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (5) of the casing (1). The casing (1) comprises an elongate tubular sleeve component (10) open at both axial ends and a separate bottom component (11) fixedly secured to the sleeve component (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Hans-Jurgen Neugebauer
  • Patent number: 9599443
    Abstract: An insert for a high strength polymer-based cartridge casing can include an outside, an inside formed within the insert, and a back end disposed at a rear of the cartridge casing. The back end includes a rim and groove disposed around the outside of the insert and a primer pocket disposed inside the back end. Also included is a front end, opposite the back end, having an overmolded area disposed around the outside of the insert above the primer pocket and a basin, having a depth, formed inside the overmolded area. A flash hole can be included inside the insert and communicating between the primer pocket and the basin. The flash hole has a perimeter and a ring disposed around the perimeter of the flash hole, including a height starting at a bottom of the basin, disposed toward the front end, and less than the depth of the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PCP TACTICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Padgett, Sy Wiley
  • Patent number: 9551557
    Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body, a primer inserted into the primer aperture, a propellant at least partially filling the propellant chamber, and a projectile frictionally fitted in the bullet-end aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY, INC.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9523563
    Abstract: The present invention teaches methods of making ammunition having a polymer cartridge casing overmolding a primer inserts made by joining 2 or more primer sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY, INC.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9518810
    Abstract: The present invention provides ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert with a flange, a polymeric middle body extending from the primer insert to a cylindrical middle body coupling region, and a polymeric projectile end having a projectile aperture mated to the polymeric middle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY, INC.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9506735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making an ammunition cartridge having a two piece primer insert by forming a two piece primer insert that is overmolding with a cylindrical polymeric middle body and joining a cylindrical polymeric bullet-end component to the cylindrical polymeric middle body to form a polymer ammunition cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: TRUE VELOCITY, INC.
    Inventor: Lonnie Burrow
  • Patent number: 9021960
    Abstract: An isolated, coaxial, high pressure feed-through fitting provides two electrical paths through a barrier. The fitting includes an outer dielectric disposed in an opening in the barrier. A conductive housing with a central through bore is disposed in the outer dielectric. An inner dielectric is disposed in the through bore in the conductive housing. A central conductor is disposed in the inner dielectric. One electrical path includes the central conductor and another electrical path includes the conductive housing. Flanged portions on the conductive housing and the central conductor bear on flanged portions of the outer dielectric and the inner dielectric, respectively, to create a high pressure seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jason Cahayla
  • Patent number: 8978559
    Abstract: A base insert for a cartridge case comprises a base end having a lip and a groove proximate the lip and having a primer pocket defined in the base end and an insert end having a base wall and a cylindrical wall extending there from, the base wall and cylindrical wall defining a powder fill pocket. The base wall has a flash hole disposed therein and an inner surface facing the powder fill pocket. The cylindrical wall has an inner surface intersecting with the inner surface of the base wall and an outer surface defining the outer circumference of the base insert. The intersection of the inner surface of the base wall and the inner surface of the cylindrical wall is curved or forms an oblique angle, while the outer surface of the insert end is not curved and does not form an oblique angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nylon Corporation of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D Davies, Gregory Biederman, Christopher A Coco
  • Publication number: 20150027019
    Abstract: The firearm cartridge has an upper chamber adapted to house gunpowder and a bullet, a lower pocket adapted to house a primer, and a flash hole extending there between. The lower pocket has a ledge disposed generally perpendicularly to the flash hole. The flash hole is formed with a perimeter wall that has a convex curvature adjacent to the ledge of the primer pocket. Likewise, a percussion nipple adapted for use in a black powder rifle has an elongated bore formed with relatively larger and smaller diameter portions connected by a shoulder, and the shoulder has a convex curvature adjacent to the larger diameter portion of the bore. The tool for forming the foregoing shapes has a tip provided with a concave curved surface corresponding to the convex curvature of the flash hole perimeter wall on the cartridge or to the convex curvature of the shoulder in the elongated bore of the percussion nipple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Arthur Neergaard
  • Patent number: 8925463
    Abstract: A high velocity munition comprises a projectile, mounted on a cartridge case, that can be fired from an automatic cannon or weapon. During storage or transport an IM venting device included in the cartridge case prevents the propellant charge from firing the projectile, leaving the cartridge damaged, but intact upon premature ignition. The IM vent exhaust channel is filled with a solid fusible material that melts at a lower temperature than the ignition temperatures of the igniter (or primer) and the propellant charge of the projectile. At least one non-fusible, ruptureable member is included in the IM vent channel and positioned to provide structural integrity to the fusible material in the channel. Alternatively or in addition to the fusible material, a shape memory alloy ring surrounds the igniter (or primer) and separates from the cartridge when the cartridge reaches a temperature that causes auto-ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KMS Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Sullivan, Marcelo Edgardo Martinez, Nicolas Horacio Bruno, Brian Desmarais
  • Patent number: 8919254
    Abstract: A vessel, such as a rocket motor tube, comprised of an insert, and a joint that allows the insert to decouple from the vessel to relieve pressure when subjected to excessive temperatures and/or a predetermined temperature or temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Dynamics-OTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Diehl, Eric Michael Schneck, Gregory Norman Bogan
  • Publication number: 20140318404
    Abstract: A long-range precision firearm cartridge case including a cylindrical body portion with a head end and an opposite end, the cylindrical body portion having a central aperture extending into the head end for receipt of a primer, and the cylindrical body portion having a cartridge extraction groove formed around the periphery of the body portion adjacent the head end. The case including a cylindrical neck portion and a frusto-conical shoulder portion integrally formed with the body portion and the neck portion. The shoulder portion tapers radially inwardly from the opposite end of the body portion to the cylindrical neck portion. The neck portion extends longitudinally from the shoulder portion to define a projectile receiving end. The frusto-conical shoulder portion is constructed to form a shoulder angle with a longitudinal axis of the body portion, the shoulder angle being greater than 30 degrees and no greater than ninety degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: David Kerley
  • Patent number: 8869701
    Abstract: The present invention describes an improved cartridged projectile (100). The cartridged projectile (100) comprises a projectile (110) seating at a mouth of a cartridge case (130). The cartridge case (130) has a base (134) that houses a high pressure chamber (150). A side of the high pressure chamber (150) is capped by a pressure disc (170), which is secured onto the base of the cartridge case by a nozzle ring (160). The nozzle ring (160) has a tapered or conical surface that allows the pressure disc (170) to flex, and a surface (171) of the pressure disc (170) exterior of the high pressure chamber has intersecting V-shaped grooves (172). When propellant in the high pressure chamber (150) is burned efficiently, high pressure gases developing inside the high pressure chamber cause the pressure disc (170) to rupture at a predetermined pressure along the grooves (172) so that the gases propel the projectile (110) out of a barrel at a higher speed of about 100 m/s or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Cheng Hok Aw, Chee Keong Yak, Soo Chew Sie, Renjie Xie
  • Patent number: 8833227
    Abstract: A sealing ring obturates a propellant charge cartridge of an automatic firearm for caseless ammunition, in particular against an end face of a firearm element, in particular for a breech or a projectile cartridge. The sealing ring contains a sealing surface that can be brought into contact with the end face. The sealing surface contains a first region around an annular opening of the sealing ring and a second region around the first region. The second region is set back relative to a tangential surface to the first region. In addition, a propellant charge cartridge for an automatic firearm for caseless ammunition, has at least one of the sealing rings. The propellant charge cartridge preferably contains one or multiple, in particular two, propellant charge chambers, which are provided with a sealing ring on each of the breech side and the projectile cartridge side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Axel Pfersmann, Fritz Schlenk, Manfred Hechtl, Alfred Eckel
  • Patent number: 8783152
    Abstract: A two piece, two-stage, reduced-energy mechanically operating cartridge is provided for launching, a configured bullet choice of various compositions from a dedicated or modified firearm. The cartridge unit is comprised of a primary case having a cavity to receive a propellant unit or propellant connection and a piston sleeve having a cavity to receive the configured bullet choice, the primary case coupled to the piston sleeve. The cartridge having a retracted pre-firing state and an expanded fired state whereby the piston sleeve and primary case telescope apart forcing, the firearm's slide or bolt to the rear, a mechanical operation opposed to a conventional cartridge with gas blow back operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Huffman
  • Publication number: 20130305951
    Abstract: A base insert for a cartridge case comprises a base end having a lip and a groove proximate the lip and having a primer pocket defined in the base end and an insert end having a base wall and a cylindrical wall extending there from, the base wall and cylindrical wall defining a powder fill pocket. The base wall has a flash hole disposed therein and an inner surface facing the powder fill pocket. The cylindrical wall has an inner surface intersecting with the inner surface of the base wall and an outer surface defining the outer circumference of the base insert. The intersection of the inner surface of the base wall and the inner surface of the cylindrical wall is curved or forms an oblique angle, while the outer surface of the insert end is not curved and does not form an oblique angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Nylon Corporation of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Davies, Gregory Biederman, Christopher A. Coco
  • Patent number: 8578855
    Abstract: A vessel, such as a rocket motor tube, comprised of an insert, and a joint that allows the insert to decouple from the vessel to relieve pressure when subjected to excessive temperatures and/or a predetermined temperature or temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Diehl, Eric Michael Schneck, Gregory Norman Bogan