Gun Type Patents (Class 124/27)
  • Patent number: 10935340
    Abstract: An automated gun-like shaped toy projectiles launcher with motorized driven drum is described. A method of launching a plurality of toy projectiles using an automated toy launcher is further described. The automated toy launcher includes a mechanism including a biasing element configured to accumulate energy upon rotation of the motorized driven drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BULLSEYE LIMITED
    Inventors: Oleg Joukov, Herman Joukov
  • Patent number: 10866058
    Abstract: A device for attachment-detachment of a slide for toy gun only by operating a single lever without using any tool, includes a toy gun body, a slide at an upper part of the toy gun body while covering a barrel, and slidingly movable in directions toward the barrel and rear side of the toy gun, a takedown lever disposed on the toy gun body surface at a boundary with the slide, and rotatingly movable along the toy gun body surface, and a slide block crank that comes in contact with a slide block abutment portion of a shaft support portion of the slide to prevent the slide from moving toward the rear end side, and moves in muzzle/non-muzzle directions accompanying with the rotating motion of the takedown lever. The slide block crank extends closer to a muzzle in moving in the muzzle direction than in moving in the non-muzzle direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MARUZEN COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tetsuo Maeda
  • Patent number: 10852098
    Abstract: A toy gun with a toggleable grip includes a gun body, an air switch valve, a hammer assembly, a delivery tube, and a trigger assembly. The gun body has a barrel and a magazine. The hammer assembly includes a hammer and a return spring flexibly held between the gun body and the hammer. The hammer can selectively push against or release the air switch valve. The delivery tube has a toggleable grip and a push element. The push element can be selectively pushed against the hammer or crammed between the barrel and the magazine. The trigger assembly includes a trigger member and a hammer latch, both pivoted to the gun body. The trigger member can drive the hammer latch to press against or release the hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10648767
    Abstract: A toy projectile launcher for launching projectiles, e.g, toy foam darts, from a hopper. One or more agitating members inside the hopper to enable the projectiles to drop into a firing chamber under the hopper. A hopper cover has a collapsible ceiling with nested members and a ceiling plate to maintain the projectiles toward the bottom of the hopper. A catch coupled to the ceiling plate engages an opening in a hopper wall to prevent the ceiling from collapsing when the hopper cover is closed. Where there are multiple vertically spaced-apart openings in the hopper wall, the catch may disengage from a first opening, and then engage a lower, second opening in the hopper wall, as the number of projectiles in the hopper drops and the ceiling plate descends in the hopper. A rotating track and a push rod advance projectiles from the firing chamber to flywheels for launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventors: Francis See Chong Chia, Steven J. Huebl
  • Patent number: 10520274
    Abstract: Provided is a bow assembly comprising a main beam elongated in a first direction to define a distal end, and a proximal end, wherein the distal end has a distal end facing surface from which extend, an upper member, and a lower member having a first set of threads thereon; and a riser having a proximate facing surface, an upper groove dimensioned to engage the upper member, and a lower opening through hole dimensioned to engage the lower member; a threaded fastener adapted to threadedly engaged the first set of threads; and wherein the riser is assembled with the main beam and the threaded fastener such that the upper member is inserted within the upper groove, the lower member is inserted within the lower opening, the distal end facing surface faces the proximate facing surface, and the threaded fastener is threadedly engaged with the first set of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 10507398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shooting-type toy, which develops from a first form to a second form when a projectile moved from the outside is inserted therein, and operates such that the inserted projectile is loaded and shot from the second from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CHOIROCK CONTENTS FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-Ill Choi
  • Patent number: 10405956
    Abstract: A device to administer multiple capsules or pills or a combination of capsules or pills into the mouth of an animal. The device is gravity fed and is composed of seven parts. The parts are: (i) a molded tee handle, (ii) a molded trigger pin (tee handle), (iii) a spring pin (trigger release pin) which is part of the molded trigger; (iv) a torsion spring; (v) a tube which can be 6 inches long with an outer diameter such as ½ inch with varying inner diameters resulting from different interior thicknesses of the barrel; (vi) a ? inch ID#4 pan head screw; and (vii) a ? inch diameter disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Zamora
  • Patent number: 10260829
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are modifications to a firearm of the assault (tactical) weapon style which allow those familiar with these sorts of rifles, especially the AR-15, and AR-15 variant rifles, to rapidly gain comfort and precision with a shotgun of the semi-automatic or potentially automatic feed mechanism in that the disclosed shotgun is externally the same and substantially identical externally to the assault weapon to which they are already familiar. In particular, the disclosed shotgun has a receiver, pistol style grip, hand guard, magazine receiver, and stock adapter which is substantially identical to an AR-15 or AAR-15 variant rifle to which they are already accustomed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Wright
  • Patent number: 10197080
    Abstract: An apparatus includes two halves of a rail-to-rail coupler, wherein each half carries at least one rail engagement formation comprising at least two teeth separated by at least one notch to enable engagement with a portion of a rail associated with a toy gun that incorporates at least one rail stop; and at least one passage is formed through each half that aligns with the at least one passage formed through the other of the two halves to provide a dart storage position into which a dart may be inserted when the two halves are assembled together to engage a rail associated with a toy gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin D Burge
  • Patent number: 10182554
    Abstract: A ball-fetcher projection device including an elongated cylindrical barrel having an interior tube, a closed end, an open end, a lower rear surface, and a top surface. An interior guided track is disposed along a length of the interior tube of the cylindrical barrel, and a moveable spring-loaded firing ram has a front end and a back end. The moveable spring-loaded firing ram is mounted to the guided track along the interior tube of the cylindrical barrel. A ball is loaded within the cylindrical barrel. A moveable cocking mechanism is disposed on the front end of the firing ram and is engageable by a user. A handle has a trigger device mounted to the lower rear surface of the cylindrical barrel. The trigger device is engageable with the cocking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Edwin Santiago
  • Patent number: 10118299
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are described for removing rods from wood mats, the apparatus configured to assume an open position and a closed position. The apparatus has machine body, an attachment at the rear end of the machine body configured to attach a hydraulic cylinder, a rod that is slidably positioned within the machine body a spring within the machine body, the spring compressable by the rod, levers rotatably attached to the body, each lever having an extension arranged to penetrate a hole on the machine body and to fit within a rod depression on the rod therethrough, jaws protruding from the machine body, each jaw having a curved shape and a pointed end, each jaw rotatably movable; and a jaw ring positioned within the machine body contacts the jaws, wherein the apparatus assumes the closed position to bring the pointed ends of the jaws together radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Yak Mat, LLC.
    Inventors: Sam Hudson, Deway Greene, Jr., Brian M. Greenhoe
  • Patent number: 10034466
    Abstract: A device for assisting casting and retrieval of a fishing line to which is attached a terminal tackle. The device includes a guide ramp along which a carriage is slidable and a biasing element biasing the carriage towards the distal end of the guide ramp. A carriage pulling mechanism can be operated by a power drive to selectively pull the carriage away from the distal end of the guide ramp. A release mechanism can selectively disengage the carriage and carriage pulling mechanism from each other to allow the biasing element to propel the carriage along the ramp to cast the terminal tackle and fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Hamid Essafi
  • Patent number: 9958230
    Abstract: A rapid fire toy dart launch apparatus employing a feeding/anti-jamming mechanism including a simply yet unique continuous belt that penetrates a dart magazine releasing each dart from the magazine and simultaneously employing protrusion elements at the belt advancing each released dart into an energy generating mechanism for rapidly firing darts from the toy apparatus without mis-fed darts jamming up in the launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Nugent, Tadeusz W Keska
  • Patent number: 9885536
    Abstract: In an open chamber air gun, a round is gravity fed or magnetically fed into the open chamber and falls into the magnetic flux lines of a magnet disposed at the chamber. Due to the magnet, the round is pulled securely into the chamber and then remains momentarily held in place, blocking much of the air behind it and thus increasing the air pressure driving it. When the round moves down the barrel from the breech toward the muzzle, it quickly leaves the vicinity of the magnet and the magnetic drag ceases, after which the air pressure is free to drive the round to full velocity. High rates of fire and muzzle velocities are achieved with moderate air pressure and an action with no moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: James Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 9784524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magazine for receiving and accommodating one or more projectiles in a toy gun. The magazine comprises a housing defining a chamber adapted to accommodate the one or more projectiles in a longitudinal, inline arrangement; a first positioning member arranged at the chamber and being movable relative to the housing; wherein the first positioning member comprises one or more first engaging means adapted to engage the one or more projectiles, such that the one or more projectiles are permitted to move longitudinally along the chamber in one direction only in response to a projectile advancing or loading movement of the first positioning member. The invention also relates to a toy gun having the magazine as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ALEX BRANDS BUZZ BEE TOYS (HK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Chor-Ming Ma, Brownie Johnson
  • Patent number: 9775696
    Abstract: A device to administer multiple capsules or pills or a combination of capsules or pills into the mouth of an animal. The device is gravity fed and is composed of seven parts. The parts are: (i) a molded tee handle, (ii) a molded trigger pin (tee handle), (iii) a spring pin (trigger release pin) which is part of the molded trigger; (iv) a torsion spring; (v) a tube which can be 6 inches long with an outer diameter such as ½ inch with varying inner diameters resulting from different interior thicknesses of the barrel; (vi) a ? inch ID #4 pan head screw; and (vii) a ? inch diameter disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Zamora
  • Patent number: 9506717
    Abstract: The multiple shot spear gun includes a central rotary shaft having a plurality of relatively stationary spear launching tubes or barrels distributed therearound in a cylindrical pattern. The number of spear launching tubes or barrels is not limited, but may comprise any practicable number. Rotation of the central shaft causes a disc to rotate. The disc has a ramp or tang thereon that sequentially engages the trigger of each of the spear launchers as the disc is rotated. A safety disc is rotated with rotation of the central shaft. The safety disc includes a plurality of holes therein. A spring-loaded catch engages one of the holes as the disc rotates with rotation of the central shaft. Thus, the operator of the multiple shot spear gun must release the safety catch after each shot to rotate the central shaft further for the next shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hassan Mohammed H. Jaber
  • Patent number: 9389041
    Abstract: The elastic shooting support device according to the present invention is made up of at least one spiral elastic element arranged on the body of a shooting support, the elastic element being fixed by one of its ends to said shooting support, while the other end is connected to a string that is brought from an idle position to a stretched position by winding and compressing the spiral elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Gennady Novikov
  • Patent number: 9366499
    Abstract: A toy gun includes a barrel in which bullets travel due to released gas, a magazine that is cylindrically shaped and disposed in parallel with the barrel to house the bullets, a magazine joint that couples the rear end of the magazine to the barrel and allows the bullets to travel therein, a cut portion disposed between the magazine and the magazine joint and positioned toward the barrel, a magazine follower base that slides in the magazine, a pressing member that presses the magazine follower base toward the rear end of the toy gun, a trunk section that is pivotably mounted toward the rear end of the magazine follower base and allows a barrel side end thereof to slide in the magazine joint, and a magazine follower disposed on the barrel side end of the trunk section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MARUZEN COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tetsuo Maeda
  • Patent number: 9347735
    Abstract: A toy launch apparatus for discharging soft foam darts, the launch apparatus having a cylinder, a piston, a launch spring, a dart magazine and a dart tube. The dart tube is biased by a return spring so that after a dart discharge the dart tube is moved rearward from a launch chamber to allow the magazine to spring load a fresh dart. During a cocking cycle the dart tube moves forward and receives the dart so that loading of a second dart is blocked. The automatic withdrawal of the dart tube after discharge of a dart also allows an empty magazine to be disengaged from the launch apparatus and a freshly loaded magazine to be attached. This may be accomplished without an operator having to take any other action thereby resulting in a very quick reload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Falkowski, II, Raymond Aaron Mead
  • Patent number: 9239206
    Abstract: A toy projectile launcher includes a plunger in an air chamber. The plunger is engaged with a spring and is able to be coupled to a non-locking handle. The plunger is movable between an inactive position and a firing position. The non-locking handle moves the plunger from the inactive position to the firing position to compress the spring, and is unable to lock the spring at the firing position. A plunger release mechanism couples and releases the handle from the plunger. In the firing position a trigger is capable of engaging the plunger release mechanism, and the trigger is located at a distance from the non-locking handle such that both the non-locking handle and the trigger cannot be engaged simultaneously by a single hand of a user. Both the non-locking handle and the trigger must be engaged simultaneously to launch the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Viet Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9189908
    Abstract: A projectile dispenser apparatus used as a novelty device to aim and rapidly dispense multiple pieces of materials such as currency at a target under the exclusive actuation and control of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kwasi D. Sampson, Gary R. McGowan
  • Patent number: 9134090
    Abstract: A split type magazine of an air rifle includes a lock unit to prevent the rotation of a pellet rotating and conveying unit, A magazine body and a magazine fixing block of the split type magazine are divided from each other. The split type magazine allows the user to separate the magazine without moving the breechblock. It is safe because the pellet is not loaded in the chamber when the user inserts the magazine into the rifle body. Further, the lock unit of the pellet rotating and conveying unit enhances safety because the pellet rotating and conveying unit is locked when the magazine is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Seung-Cheol Park
  • Publication number: 20150107567
    Abstract: Air rifle comprising a trigger that actuates a firing mechanism that acts on an interconnection piece; that exerts a force on a counter-pawl that releases a spring for driving a piston, in which said firing mechanism is an electronic firing mechanism with an electromechanical actuator and a switch for actuating the electromechanical actuator, the electromechanical actuator being arranged in such a way that it exerts a force on the interconnection piece in a direction substantially parallel to the direction of the barrel of the gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Gamo Outdoor, S.L.
    Inventors: Julian Arnedo Vera, Victor Tresserras Torre
  • Patent number: 9004052
    Abstract: A toy pump action rifle for launching discs having an outer housing, a stock, a grip, a trigger, a handle for cocking the rifle and a revolving drum for storing multiple discs. Within the housing is a mechanism for removing discs, one at a time, from the drum where the discs are arranged in a first position, rotating each disc 90° to a second position, and transporting each disc to a discharge chamber. The mechanism includes a transfer arm to remove each disc from the drum, a disc pocket for receiving the removed disc, the pocket being rotatable to reorient the disc, and disc pocket also being slidable to carry the disc to the discharge chamber. Activation of the trigger releases a cocked launch arm that snaps forward and strikes the disc to cause discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Alan Poirier
  • Publication number: 20150059721
    Abstract: A rotating-force adjusting device for a toy gun has a gun body, a mounting tube, a driven element and a driving element. The gun body has an outer shell and an inner barrel. The mounting tube is mounted around the inner barrel and has a pressing block. The driven element is mounted in the outer shell, is pressed against the mounting tube and has an extending wing. The extending wing is formed on and protrudes curvedly from an upper end of the driven element and has a protruding post above the pressing block. The driving element is movably mounted in the outer shell, is pressed against the extending wing and has a main body, a turning tab and a guiding groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KIEN WELL TOY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shun-Chi Huang
  • Publication number: 20150059722
    Abstract: A simulated shell-throwing action of toy gun mechanism has external hook parts furnished on the outer side of the internal gun shell, side guided-channels furnished on a side of the external hook parts, and an upper guided channel furnished at the top of the side of the side guided-channel; a pull cap being capable of sliding into the upper guided channel has a hook part capable of passing through the side guided-channel and stretching outward; a shell-throwing spring is furnished between the hook part and the external hook part of the internal gun shell; a triggering component has a gun core tube having an opening, and a piston partially stretching through the opening and into the gun core tube where the piston is capable of performing reciprocating sliding action subjected to external driving force; a stopping flange capable of contacting the stopping flange of the pull cap making the pull cap capable of performing reciprocating motion by following the piston and by coordinating the telescoping action of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: UNICORN HOBBY CORPORATION
    Inventor: CHUNG-KUAN YANG
  • Patent number: 8893695
    Abstract: The toy gun contains a power element electrically connected with a driver element and an electronic fire-control assembly. The electronic fire-control assembly turns on or off the driver element, which in turn engages or disengages a gear set. When the trigger is pulled, the electronic fire-control assembly controls the power element to provide electricity to the driver element which in turn engages the gear set to conduct firing. The electronic fire-control assembly incorporates a magazine detection module, a shot selection module, and a trigger on/off module. When one of the functions breaks down, a user just replaces the electronic fire-control assembly, instead of spending time and effort to inspect, disassemble, and re-assemble the toy gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Guay Guay Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yin-Hsi Liao
  • Patent number: 8820305
    Abstract: Several variations of a toy projectile launcher apparatus for discharging EVA balls. The apparatus includes a housing, a barrel portion, a grip portion, a trigger, a ram movable in the housing, a carriage also movable in the housing, a negator spring, handles for cocking the apparatus, and a lever pivotally mounted to a shaft in the housing just behind a ball to be discharged. In operation, a user pulls a handle rearward to move the ram and carriage and extend the spring. Pulling the trigger disengages the ram to impact the lever causing the lever to slap the ball to cause discharge of the ball. The lever and the shaft may be moved from side to side to cause the ball to be discharged straight ahead or curved to the left or right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Victor, Meredith Brooks
  • Patent number: 8567377
    Abstract: Several variations of a toy projectile launcher apparatus for discharging EVA balls. The apparatus includes a housing, a ram movable in the housing, a carriage also movable in the housing, a negator spring, a handle for cocking the apparatus, and a lever pivotally mounted in the housing just behind a ball to be discharged. In operation, a user pulls the handle rearward and a connector engages the ram to pull the ram rearward. The ram abuts the carriage and when the ram moves rearward the carriage also moves rearward. The carriage is attached to the spring and extends the spring when the carriage moves rearward. At a predetermined location the connector disengages the ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert James Victor
  • Patent number: 8485170
    Abstract: The projectile launcher with internal bow includes a riser base, an elongate barrel assembly attached to the riser base, a crank mechanism attached to the back of the barrel assembly, a trigger assembly, and an internal bow assembly mounted to the riser base. The crank assembly includes a rotatable crank for selective reciprocation of a cocking pawl carriage riding inside a rail system in the barrel assembly. A biased cocking pawl in the pawl carriage selectively engages a projectile stirrup carriage riding on top of the rail system to push the stirrup carriage into a cocked position. The internal bow assembly includes reversed and vertically spaced, upper and lower resilient bow arms and respective pulleys and cables interconnecting the bow arms and the stirrup carriage. Cocking of the stirrup carriage flexes the bow arms in preparation for placement and firing of a projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael W. Prior
  • Patent number: 8402956
    Abstract: A toy launcher apparatus for discharging soft foam projectiles, the apparatus having a housing and a barrel assembly, including side-by-side barrels, that simulates a real double barrel shotgun. Within the housing are two launching assemblies operatively connected to the barrels, and a trigger assembly for capturing launching tubes of the launching assemblies and for allowing a user to release the launching tubes, and launching springs mounted around the launching tubes to cause the projectiles to be “fired” when the launching tubes are released. Also mounted to the housing and the barrel assembly, and operatively connected to the launching assemblies, is a cocking assembly having an elongated link pivotally connected at one end to the barrel assembly and at an opposite end to a ratchet and compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Dakan, Raymond Aaron Mead, Brian Jablonski
  • Patent number: 8387605
    Abstract: A launcher apparatus for soft foam toy darts, the apparatus having a lock that operates momentarily during a cock and load cycle of the launcher apparatus to prevent an improper cocking operation. The launcher apparatus includes a barrel, a slide, a firing assembly and the lock. The launcher apparatus also includes three protrusions or surfaces for operative engagement with the lock to partially depress the lock, to fully depress the lock, and to disengage the lock to reset the launcher apparatus for the next cock and load cycle. During operation, one protrusion surface depresses the lock partially and momentarily, a second protrusion or surface fully depresses the lock to enable the lock to be maintained in the depressed state, and a third protrusion or surface causes the lock to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Brown, Raymond Aaron Mead, Brian Jablonski
  • Patent number: 7918219
    Abstract: A simulated gun launches a retrievable projectile in the form of a cylinder containing a compressible spring. The spring is compressed by inserting the barrel of the gun into the bore of the cylinder. A tab on the end of the cylinder rides in a helical groove on the surface of the barrel to cause the projectile to rotate about the axis of the barrel as the projectile is launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Martin Paul, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Belokin
  • Publication number: 20110041821
    Abstract: A launcher apparatus for soft foam toy darts, the apparatus having a lock that operates momentarily during a cock and load cycle of the launcher apparatus to prevent an improper cocking operation. The launcher apparatus includes a barrel, a slide, a firing assembly and the lock. The launcher apparatus also includes three protrusions or surfaces for operative engagement with the lock to partially depress the lock, to fully depress the lock, and to disengage the lock to reset the launcher apparatus for the next cock and load cycle. During operation, one protrusion surface depresses the lock partially and momentarily, a second protrusion or surface fully depresses the lock to enable the lock to be maintained in the depressed state, and a third protrusion or surface causes the lock to be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Brown, Raymond Aaron Mead, Brian Jablonski
  • Publication number: 20100282227
    Abstract: A multi-shot ring airfoil launcher comprises a launcher configured to receive a magazine which supports at least two ring airfoils. The launcher includes a barrel. A chuck is mounted in the barrel and is configured to propel a ring airfoil from a breech to the muzzle of the barrel, launching a ring airfoil with forward velocity and spin. The magazine is configured to deliver successive ring airfoils to the breech or rear end of the chuck for launching. The launcher includes a cocking mechanism for loading ring airfoils on to the chuck and cocking the chuck, and a firing mechanism for firing the launcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Chester Vanek
  • Patent number: 7789080
    Abstract: An underwater target game apparatus includes a submersible propelling structure and a projectile to be launched by the submersible propelling structure. The projectile includes an elongated shaft portion and a head portion. The projectile has a specific gravity of approximately 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jerry Fielding, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7726292
    Abstract: A handheld balloon launcher includes a housing with an axially offset chamber formed therein. A vertically registered intake port defines a linear passageway in which filled water balloons are stacked. A launching plate is selectively adaptable along a longitudinal length of the chamber. A trigger mechanism activates the launching plate between a compressed and an extended position. A mechanism returns the launching plate to the compressed position while simultaneously depositing one of the water balloons in front of the launching plate. The returning mechanism includes a spring member with a diameter equal to a diameter of the chamber and anchored to a proximal end thereof, and extendable along the longitudinal length of the chamber. The launching plate maintains a static relationship with the returning mechanism, and the returning mechanism is independently operable from the triggering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Sean Coleman
  • Patent number: 7703448
    Abstract: A mortar launching toy has an angularly adjustable firing barrel and a soft rocket-shaped toy mortar for being launched from the barrel in various modes of play. The toy includes a spring-activated launching pole to which the mortar is pre-loaded, the mortar/pole subassembly is loaded into the barrel to prepare for launching. A locking feature retains the subassembly in the barrel prior to launching. A trigger mechanism cooperates with a symmetrical dual-finger release mechanism to release the mortar during launching. The locking feature retains the launching pole in the barrel during launching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Francis See Chong Chia
  • Publication number: 20100065032
    Abstract: A manually and electrically actuating toy gun structure includes a gun shell, a trigger, a gun machine core tube, and a piston. The control structure includes a first interlocking rod, a first push member, a second interlocking rod, a transmission set, a triggering device, a gun shell, and a push-and-propping-up block. One end of the first interlocking rod has a connecting pin interlocking with the first push member. The other end of the first interlocking rod has a connecting hole connecting to the trigger and being driven to slide along the x-direction. The hole of the first push member is connected to a connecting end of the first interlocking rod and is contacted with the push-and-pluck rod of the switch. The power supply of the electric motor is switched on when the first push member is driven by the first interlocking rod to push the push-and-pluck rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Chung-Kuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20100037878
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for firing a projectile according to various aspects of the present invention comprise a stock capable of holding a projectile, a spring attached to the stock such that stored elastic energy is used to impart a propulsive force to the projectile. The spring may also engage a retention device configured to hold the spring in a predetermined position thereby allowing elastic energy to be stored in the spring until the user desires to fire the projectile by disengaging the retention device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Kurt Leinbach
  • Patent number: 7588023
    Abstract: An action structure is composed of a handle part, an action part, a tenon part, and a trajectory adjusting device. An extended handle extension seat drives a corresponding action piece through an operation of the handle, and an action piece inner tenon is located at a lower rim of the action. The action piece is fixed at a rear side through this latching effect, and at a same time, the trajectory adjusting device which is enclosed by the action piece is exposed for an adjustment of the trajectory. In addition, an action release tenon is assembled with the action piece inner tenon through an extended tenon extension rod, such that the action piece can be restored to an original position by pressing the action release tenon, thereby enabling a recoil movement of the action to achieve an effect of simulating a real gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Vega Force International Corp.
    Inventors: Shih-Che Kung, Wei-Hung Chung
  • Patent number: 7464701
    Abstract: This invention will be a toy gun and will provide entertainment value for a child by allowing an object to be propelled down the barrel of a structure that takes the appearance of a gun. Different gun designs will be provided to satisfy the individual tastes of the consumer such as having a single barrel or a double barrel. Various objects may be loaded and then “fired” by stretching the firing mechanism on the end of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventors: Rigoberto Mendoza, Francicso Martinez
  • Patent number: 7365924
    Abstract: An improved aiming tube pivot assembly for use in a sighting and/or aiming apparatus which comprises an aiming tube axially mounted within an outer tube (or housing). A support ring supports the aiming tube within the outer tube in a gimbal-like arrangement by means of ball bearings and set screws. The ball bearings are secured intermediate the aiming tube and the support ring via apertures in the outer tube. The set screws are threadedly mounted in the support ring and engage the outer surface of the outer tube. A movable cover tube can be mounted on the outer tube and substantially encloses the end of the outer tube and the support ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Millett Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Millett
  • Publication number: 20080022988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toy gun that is capable of firing multiple projectiles using an internal rotating firing assembly. The toy gun further provides a separate target launching mechanism to launch a target object into the air for use as a target when firing the projectiles. A plurality of projectiles is spring-loaded into a cartridge on a barrel of the gun, where they can then be sequentially fired from the gun in rapid succession by pulling a projectile trigger. The projectile trigger activates a rotating firing control disc inside the barrel of the gun to fire at least one projectile every time the projectile trigger is pulled. Additionally, the toy gun is capable of launching a flying object with a separate mechanism for use as a target when firing the projectiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Brian Rosenblum, Dominic Laurienzo
  • Patent number: 7173540
    Abstract: A flash-bang projectile that generates one or more noise pulses and one or more flashes of light. In generating a noise pulse, the flash-bang projectile provides a housing that includes a gas chamber that entraps air. The gas chamber includes a compression device that, when the flash-bang projectile is shot or otherwise ejected by a gun or other form of ejection device, compresses the air that is entrapped in the gas chamber. A burst disk forms one wall of the gas chamber and is configured to rupture a selected time delay after the air has been compressed. Rupturing of the burst disk releases the compressed air entrapped in the gas chamber, allowing the air to be released through a horn nozzle, thereby generating a noise pulse. The flash-bang projectile may have more than one gas chambers, with associated compression devices, whose burst disks are configured to rupture with diverse time delays, in which case the flash-bang projectile can generate multiple noise pulses with corresponding delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Optical Alchemy, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Daigle, Heidi Burnham
  • Patent number: 6732725
    Abstract: A fire-extinguishing, material-containing, launching apparatus has a bore in which a projecting or launching wall releasably seats a canister of fire-extinguishing material. The apparatus includes a hollow tube which is disposed the launching wall and biasing member such as a spring, which normally urges the wall toward an open end of the tube. The wall is restrained from movement through an actuator rod, the forward end of which defines a retention member. Guide slots provided in the tube limit the movement of the launching wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Alton J. Doud
  • Patent number: 6553707
    Abstract: A butt structure for a pneumatic gun includes a butt frame, a sleeve, a pneumatic control means and an inner tube. The sleeve has a front end with the outer peripheral surface forming a screw section and a lateral side forming a first slot. The pneumatic control means includes an adjusting ring, a retain ring and a push rod. The adjusting ring is coupled on the screw section and has an inner peripheral surface forming a retain trough. The retain element is to anchor the push rod and has a pin located on the lateral side. The inner tube is housed in the sleeve and fastened to the rear end of the duct of the pneumatic gun and has the lateral side forming a second slot corresponding to the first slot. The retain element and the push rod of the pneumatic control means are housed in the inner tube. The pin of the retain element runs through the first and the second slots and engages with the retain trough of the adjusting ring; The front end of the push rod presses the retain rod of the cartridge firing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Water Tseng
  • Publication number: 20030069091
    Abstract: A ball launching device which eliminates the need for golf clubs so that disabled individuals can play golf without having to swing a golf club. The ball launching device is configured in the form of the rifle so that it can be carried by a player while the player is walking or riding a golf cart. Alternatively, the golf ball launcher can take any suitable shape in addition to that of a rifle. A preferred version of the golf ball launcher uses a piston assembly that impacts a golf ball and shoots it toward a golf green. The golf ball can be caught on the golf green by a container, or by a receptacle or net which is integrated with the flag pole on the golf green. Alternatively, the player in use the golf ball launcher until the ball reaches the green, and at that point the player can use a conventional putter while on the golf green.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Wilson S. Wengert
  • Publication number: 20030066520
    Abstract: A paint ball gun includes a body portion, a handle, and a triggering mechanism mounted within the body portion and the handle, improvement wherein the triggering mechanism comprises a trigger pivotally mounted in the body portion, a micro-switch mounted within the handle and having a contact button disposed behind the trigger, a solenoid valve having a valve rod, means for controlling the valve rod of the solenoid valve by way of the micro-switch, a magnet mounted within the handle for attracting the valve rod to original position, a lever having a lower portion aligned with the valve rod and an upper end extending into a passage of the body portion, a first spring urging the upper end of the lever into the passage, a striking rod slidably fitted in the passage and having a bottom formed with a recess, and a second spring fitted in the passage and having an end urging against an end of the striking rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Yung Che Chang