Safety Lock Patents (Class 124/40)
  • Patent number: 10337823
    Abstract: An active interlock for a break barrel airgun includes exposing at least one of a detent pin and a securing pin to a portion of the motive gas for projecting a projectile, wherein the portion of the motive gas urges the one of a detent pin and a securing pin to a locking position inhibiting rotation of a receiver and a barrel of the airgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventor: George Wallace Rodrigues Malheiros
  • Patent number: 10222169
    Abstract: A launching system for launching light weight articles into air comprising an elongated hollow tube or cannon filled with at least one light weight article such as confetti, a female quick disconnect member, a ball valve, a male extrusion, a reservoir and a source of compressed gas. The female quick disconnect member having at least one cam lock lever at proximal end facilitates quick connection and disconnection of the elongated hollow tube and the distal end of the female quick disconnect member is connected to one end of the ball valve via a male extrusion, further the ball valve having one handle which acts as a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Roneé Holmes
  • Patent number: 10151553
    Abstract: A piercing device is provided, which comprises a housing movable with respect to a gas bottle holder having a gas bottle held therein; a piercing element received in the housing and configured for piercing into a sealing membrane of the gas bottle; and a stressing element, received in the housing; the piercing element being fixed on one end of the stressing element that is close to the gas bottle; the stressing element being capable of synchronously rotating along with the housing for being inserted into the gas bottle, or individually rotating and moving with respect to the housing for pushing the piercing element to pierce into the sealing membrane or releasing gas inside the gas bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Fung Wan Connie Yu
  • Patent number: 10054389
    Abstract: A toy gun with a two-stage safety includes a gun body, a trigger press member, a two-stage safety and a trigger assembly. The pull handle is placed inside the gun body and includes a first blocker and a second blocker. The trigger press member includes a press block movably engaged with the first blocker. The two-stage safety includes a movable block, a stopper and a swing block. The stopper is movably engaged with the second blocker or returns toward the pull handle. The stopper includes a protruding portion and a protruding pillar. A side edge or a distal end of the swing block is movably engaged with the protruding pillar. The trigger assembly includes a push block and a linkage rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng Wei
  • Patent number: 9803954
    Abstract: A hand carryable, non-lethal personal protection device using compressed gas for operation. In some embodiments the device uses the compressed gas to create and shoot a vortex of air at the target. In other embodiments, the compressed gas can be used to shoot a burst of atomized water at the attacker. In still other embodiments the device uses the compressed gas to shoot ammunition, such as a ring airfoil, O-ring, bean bag, or other non-lethal blunt trauma munitions at the target. In still further embodiments, the device is modular in its construction, and can be used to apply the compressed gas to various different attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Kimball Rustin Scarr
  • Patent number: 9027540
    Abstract: A bowstring release having a removable safety pin that when engaged, allows for training. The safety pin physically preventing the release mechanism from fully releasing, while allowing enough movement to provide a tactile response that the release has been activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Copper John Corporation
    Inventor: Eric C. Springer
  • Patent number: 9010308
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for a crossbow comprises a string retainer and a trigger mechanism. The trigger assembly can further comprise a piston, a safety mechanism, a secondary safety mechanism, a bolt sensor, or a pair of rotating sears. The string retainer can comprise a pair of opposed jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BowTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony E. Hyde, G. Wilson Flint
  • Patent number: 8985091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a double linkage triggering system including a main body, which has a trigger unit and a shooting unit. The trigger unit is capable of being contacted with the shooting unit. The trigger unit comprises a bracket body, a trigger block, a hammer, a trigger power-adjusting bolt, a triggering mechanism and a trigger-safety device. The hammer is hinge connected to the bracket body. The trigger block is hinge connected to the bracket body and each end of the trigger block is respectively capable of being limited by the hammer and the trigger power-adjusting bolt. The shooting unit has a sight stand, a guide device, a pressure plate, a rotary latch, a roof plate, a latching plate, a returning device, and an anti-empty shooting mechanism. The returning device is inserted into the roof plate. The roof plate is hinge connected to the latching plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jiaozuo Sanlida Recreation Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Beizhan Miao
  • Patent number: 8931465
    Abstract: An improved crossbow is provided having a guard that is integrated into the barrel or stock on each side of the stock which runs parallel to the track or area that the arrow sits in for a length of at least where the string is at rest to where the string is held or secured in the ready or firing position while also having a loaded arrow safety actuator system integrated internally within a crossbow so as to be unexposed to the elements associated with normal outside weather hunting conditions. The loaded arrow safety actuator system incorporates a trigger safety and an arrow retention device for retaining an arrow within a crossbow and alerting a user that the arrow is loaded within the track of a crossbow by allowing the trigger safety to move from a ‘safe’ position to a ‘fire’ position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Camx Outdoors Inc.
    Inventor: David Choma
  • 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: 8839771
    Abstract: An air gun includes a gun body; a stock extending rearward from the gun body; a trigger extending downward from the gun body; a gas cartridge containing pressurized gas disposed in the stock; a magazine releasably secured to the gun body; an actuator including a spring biased sliding bar including an external handle, a protrusion projecting downward from the sliding bar, a spring biased sliding rod disposed under the sliding bar, and a sliding block engaging the sliding rod and including a protuberance facing the gas cartridge; and a safety mechanism disposed adjacent to a trigger and including a safety lever, a cam disposed at one end of the safety lever and being co-rotatable with the safety lever, the cam having an annular shoulder, a spring biased rod aligned with the safety lever and spaced from the cam in an inoperative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Shu-Mei Tseng
  • Patent number: 8770178
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for a crossbow or other weapon system. The trigger assembly includes a trigger arm coupled between a trigger and a sear. The trigger arm is not parallel to the line of fire, thereby allowing for increased mechanical advantage and a smoother, safer trigger pull. The trigger assembly incorporates various safety measures, including a dry fire mechanism which prevents the unintentional damaging and potentially dangerous release of the bowstring before an arrow is positioned on the rail of the crossbow. The trigger assembly allows for various adjustments to vary the trigger length and pull, while maintaining smoothness and preventing the unintentional or inadvertent release of the bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: James J. Kempf
  • Publication number: 20140182574
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for a crossbow that includes a housing having a channel for receiving an arrow, a trigger arm carried by the housing, a bowstring latch for retaining a bowstring in a cocked position that is pivotally carried by the housing and engagable with the trigger arm, and a dry-fire safety (DFS) latch pivotally carried by the housing and engagable with the bowstring latch, wherein the DFS latch substantially retains the bowstring latch in the cocked position when the trigger arm is actuated without the arrow seated in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Rex F. Darlington
  • Publication number: 20140060509
    Abstract: An air gun includes a gun body; a stock extending rearward from the gun body; a trigger extending downward from the gun body; a gas cartridge containing pressurized gas disposed in the stock; a magazine releasably secured to the gun body; an actuator including a spring biased sliding bar including an external handle, a protrusion projecting downward from the sliding bar, a spring biased sliding rod disposed under the sliding bar, and a sliding block engaging the sliding rod and including a protuberance facing the gas cartridge; and a safety mechanism disposed adjacent to a trigger and including a safety lever, a cam disposed at one end of the safety lever and being co-rotatable with the safety lever, the cam having an annular shoulder, a spring biased rod aligned with the safety lever and spaced from the cam in an inoperative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Shu-Mei Tseng
  • Patent number: 8651094
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved bows (e.g., crossbows and/or vertical bows). More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous bows having improved limbs, trigger releases, safety mechanisms and/or dry fire mechanisms. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for systems and methods for fabricating bows (e.g., crossbows/vertical bows) having improved limbs (e.g., crossbow limbs), trigger releases, safety mechanisms and/or dry fire mechanisms, and wherein the bows provide increased arrow speed and/or more efficient release of stored energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kodabow Inc.
    Inventors: Charles S. Matasic, Baron E. Abel, Curvin L. Wolfgang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8602013
    Abstract: A crossbow may comprise a safety device that provides the user a visual means other than the mechanical positioning of the various components of the crossbow to quickly and accurately determine the firing condition of the crossbow. The safety device may comprise an illuminated marker that emits a specific color of light to denote the firing condition of the crossbow. In another embodiment, the safety device may comprise a mechanical assembly that is raised and lowered to denote the firing condition of the crossbow. In yet another embodiment, the safety device may comprise an electric switch that causes an illuminated marker to emit a light or a mechanical assembly to raise or lower in order to denote the firing condition of the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Richard L. Bednar
  • Patent number: 8522761
    Abstract: A trigger assembly includes a body having a pivot and a hook is mounted to the pivot. The body has a chamber and a path communicates with the chamber. A first positioning unit is located in the path and a safety member is located in the chamber which has two slots and the first positioning unit contacts the slots. An activation member is located on the top of the safety member and has a guide groove and a positioning hole. A guide rod on the safety member is located in the guide groove. A second positioning unit is located in the body and contacts the positioning hole. A pivotal member is pivotably connected to the body and has an end contacting a push portion of the activation member. A spring is mounted to the protrusion and contacts the inside of the body. The trigger assembly includes two safety protections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: MAN KUNG Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fu-Hui Chu
  • Patent number: 8453631
    Abstract: A crossbow includes an elongated frame coupled to a riser at a first end thereof. The riser supports a pair of flexible limbs, and a bowstring extends between such limbs. A movable bowstring release is used both to retract the bowstring into a drawn position, and to release the bowstring under the operation of a trigger assembly. The bowstring release is initially positioned near the bowstring at rest, and a bowstring hook is engaged therewith. A bowstring retractor includes a retractor rope secured to the bowstring release for retracting the bowstring. An upper housing is secured to the second end of the elongated frame, and supports a rope spool used to wind the retractor rope. The bowstring release is retracted into the upper housing proximate a trigger assembly for selectively releasing the bowstring when a user pulls a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc
    Inventors: David H. Kronengold, Allen C. Rasor, Kevin Hansen
  • 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: 8251051
    Abstract: A bug killing gun includes a compressed gas source fluidly connected to a chamber connected to a barrel. A compressed gas release mechanism is connected to the compressed gas source. A projectile storage magazine stores particulate projectiles and is located adjacent the chamber. A projectile loading mechanism moves the projectiles into the chamber from the magazine. A cocking mechanism is mechanically connected to the compressed gas source, the compressed gas release mechanism, and the projectile loading mechanism. A stock houses and supports the compressed gas source, the compressed gas release mechanism, the barrel, the chamber, the projectile storage magazine, the cocking mechanism and the projectile loading mechanism. When the gun is cocked, the projectile loading mechanism loads a predetermined quantity of the particulate projectiles into the chamber. When the compressed gas release mechanism is activated the projectiles are ejected from the chamber into the barrel and expelled from the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Loren Maggiore
  • Patent number: 8240299
    Abstract: A crossbow includes an elongated frame coupled to a riser at a first end thereof. The riser supports a pair of flexible limbs, and a bowstring extends between such limbs. A movable bowstring release is used both to retract the bowstring into a drawn position, and to release the bowstring under the operation of a trigger assembly. The bowstring release is initially positioned near the bowstring at rest, and a bowstring hook is engaged therewith. A bowstring retractor includes a retractor rope secured to the bowstring release for retracting the bowstring. An upper housing is secured to the second end of the elongated frame, and supports a rope spool used to wind the retractor rope. The bowstring release is retracted into the upper housing proximate a trigger assembly for selectively releasing the bowstring when a user pulls a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Kronengold, Allen C. Rasor, Kevin Hansen
  • Patent number: 8091540
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a trigger mechanism having a trigger housing for receiving a bowstring of a crossbow and a bowstring catch mounted with respect to the housing and adapted to releasably engage a crossbow bowstring brought within the trigger housing. The crossbow further includes a trigger adapted to releasably engage the bowstring catch, the trigger being further adapted to be selectively actuated by a user so as to cause the trigger to release the bowstring catch, thereby causing the bowstring catch to release a crossbow bowstring. Optionally, the crossbow may include a ball disposed between the bowstring catch and the trigger, the ball being adapted to bear and react to forces arising between the bowstring catch and the trigger during at least one of the trigger so engaging the bowstring catch and the trigger so releasing the bowstring catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kodabow, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles S. Matasic, Baron E. Abel, Sujan V. Patel, Curvin L. Wolfgang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8020543
    Abstract: Disclosed in a dry fire arrestor for a crossbow having a trigger mechanism operable to fire an arrow or bolt, that includes a spring plate, trigger sear connected to the trigger mechanism, an anti-dry fire bar for engaging and disengaging the trigger sear. The dry fire arrestor utilizes tension provided by the spring plate to allows anti dry fire bar to automatically engage the trigger sear, precluding movement of the trigger when an arrow in not properly inserted in the dry fire arrestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Falcon Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Maleski, Carl Wilber, Kenneth Mieczkowski
  • Publication number: 20110220088
    Abstract: A bug killing gun includes a compressed gas source fluidly connected to a chamber connected to a barrel. A compressed gas release mechanism is connected to the compressed gas source. A projectile storage magazine stores particulate projectiles and is located adjacent the chamber. A projectile loading mechanism moves the projectiles into the chamber from the magazine. A cocking mechanism is mechanically connected to the compressed gas source, the compressed gas release mechanism, and the projectile loading mechanism. A stock houses and supports the compressed gas source, the compressed gas release mechanism, the barrel, the chamber, the projectile storage magazine, the cocking mechanism and the projectile loading mechanism. When the gun is cocked, the projectile loading mechanism loads a predetermined quantity of the particulate projectiles into the chamber. When the compressed gas release mechanism is activated the projectiles are ejected from the chamber into the barrel and expelled from the gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Loren Maggiore
  • 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: 20100269809
    Abstract: An adjustable archery bow lock for an archery bow with bow strings, or a limb with a cam or a pulley, includes a locking first frame with first and second rod receiving apertures there through. A lock mechanism is on the first frame with a moveable and securable locking index pin. A parallel second frame has first and second rods that are adapted to capture and immobilize the bow strings, or the cam or pulley with the limb. The rods pass through the receiving apertures. The second rod has a series of aligned indentations. The rods are secured to the first frame with the locking index pin secured into one of the indentations to prevent drawing or firing of the bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Acu-Archery, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Richard Bishir, JR., Joshua William Butcher, Glenn A. Butcher
  • Patent number: 7814894
    Abstract: An anti dry-fire device for crossbows mounted on a viewfinder mount has a catch rotationally attached to a catch holder by way of an attachment pin. A catch biasing means to bias the catch. A lock-unlock means slidingly engaged on the top of the viewfinder mount. The lock-unlock means moving the catch from an operative mode into an inoperative mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Gaetan Giroux
  • Patent number: 7779824
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a safety mechanism located on the stock of the crossbow that prevents the crossbow from firing until the safety mechanism is properly engaged. The safety mechanism includes a push button that requires the operator appendages to be securely below the path of the traveling bolt before the trigger mechanism will release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: William Bednar
  • Patent number: 7770567
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for a crossbow comprises a caliper, a trigger mechanism, a safety mechanism, and a bolt sensor. The caliper retains or releases a bowstring. The trigger mechanism holds the caliper against its bias to retain the bowstring, or releases the caliper to release the bowstring and fire the crossbow. The safety mechanism in a safety-on arrangement blocks the trigger mechanism or in a safety-off arrangement enables movement of the trigger mechanism. The bolt sensor biases the safety mechanism toward its safety-on arrangement when no bolt is present, or is held against its bias by a bolt to enable movement of the safety mechanism into its safety-off arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Extreme Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig T. Yehle
  • Publication number: 20100154763
    Abstract: The invention provides a structure improvement of a trigger safety of a toy gun, which mainly includes a trigger, a switch, a connector and an ammunition follower disposed on a magazine. After BB bullets in the magazine are completely shot, the ammunition follower in the magazine is moved to a top end of the magazine and pushes the connector to rotate the connector as well as the switch simultaneously. Thus, the switch blocks the trigger and the trigger cannot be triggered so that the safety can be ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Tzu-Hsien Su
  • Publication number: 20100043766
    Abstract: A safety device in an imitation gun having a magazine mounted removably to a gun main body for preventing the risk of discharge of a remaining bullet which can take place after removing the magazine from the gun main body. In the imitation gun having the magazine being mounted removably to the gun main body and a piston device for supplying a bullet inside the magazine to a bullet loading part of the gun main body and injecting compressed air to the bullet arranged in the bullet loading part, a trigger member 15 having a engagement counterpart for engaging with an engagement part at a side of a piston of the piston device 22 in order to retract the piston along with a discharge operation at a driving part provided in the gun main body and advancing the piston by disengagement of the engagement is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Tatsuo Iwasawa
  • Publication number: 20100018512
    Abstract: A method of mounting a detachable drawlock to a compound bow is disclosed. It consists of a fixture attached to the bow and a drawlock having complimentary mounting means that fit in the fixture securely but detatchably. A detatchable drawlock is disclosed wherein the bow mounted fixture is a quiver mounting block that attaches at the bow sight. The detatchable drawlock comprises a mounting plate bearing the same mounting means as the quiver which detatchably mounts in the quiver mounting block, a rod attached to the mounting plate to hold the draw, and a mechanical release at the distal end. The mechanical release disclosed comprises a string catch that is spring biased to the cocked position, a trigger, and a safety that is spring biased to the on position. The drawlock carries on the quiver for transportation and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Vernon Ralph Sandel
  • Patent number: 7588022
    Abstract: A trigger assembly has a housing, a trigger, a string holder, a bowstring catch biasing member, a safety pin, a safety lock, a pushing arm, a block, a block biasing member and a string stop. The housing has a mouth. The trigger has a trigger element and an actuating lever combined with the trigger element by dovetailed recess and protrusion. The bowstring catch has a string hook and a leg selectively engaging the hook on the actuating lever. The safety pin is moveably mounted in the housing and is supported on the actuating lever. The safety lock is moveably mounted in the housing and has a push rod. The pushing arm has a protrusion abutting the push rod. The block has a transverse rod selectively engaging the front end of the pushing arm. Accordingly, a trigger assembly with two safety features is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Poe Lang Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20090114200
    Abstract: An anti dry-fire device for crossbows mounted on a viewfinder mount has a catch rotationally attached to a catch holder by way of an attachment pin. A catch biasing means to bias the catch. A lock-unlock means slidingly engaged on the top of the viewfinder mount. The lock-unlock means moving the catch from an operative mode into an inoperative mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Gaetan Giroux
  • Publication number: 20080276921
    Abstract: The trigger safety mechanism is a pivoted element (102) in which lower part there is a shaped fork (103) through of which linear guide (106) there is a guidance means (104); in which upper part there is an articulated transmission rod (101) that is supported by its other end on the hammer, being a separation space (100) between the hammer (6) and the operation end of the valve (12a) when the trigger (5) is in resting position; and in a point of the surface of the pivoted element (102) there is a rotation axis (107); so that when the trigger is moved to an active position, the guidance means passes through the interior of the linear guide so that the said pivoted element drags the rod, allowing the hammer (6) to impact the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Francisco Casas Salva
  • Patent number: 7281534
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a safety mechanism located on the stock of the crossbow that prevents the crossbow from firing until the safety mechanism is properly engaged. The safety mechanism includes a push button that requires the operator appendages to be securely below the path of the traveling bolt before the trigger mechanism will release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William Bednar
  • Patent number: 7174884
    Abstract: A crossbow having an improved firing assembly. The improved assembly attaches to a bowstring at a single point and draws the string back to have the string retained between a first string retainer and a second string retainer. By allowing the string to be drawn utilizing a single contact point on the bowstring as opposed to the prior art methods of dual engagement points with the bowstring, the cost, maintenance and undesired variance in string retention associated with the prior art are substantially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Lewis A. Van Winkle, Alan Van Winkle, Samel Collora
  • Patent number: 6874492
    Abstract: A compressed gas powered gun provides recoil simulating the recoil of a gun firing gunpowder propelled projectiles. The valve assembly provides both consistent shot to shot pressure, and rearward gas pressure for generating recoil. Preferred embodiments of the compressed gas powered gun may include a mechanism for adjusting the amount of recoil provided. A trigger mechanism permitting semi-automatic operation, or full automatic operation at a user selectable cyclic rate, is provided. The air gun provides consistent gas pressure behind the projectile from shot to shot. A magazine and magazine indexing system for loading projectiles into the firing chamber in a manner contributing to the accuracy of the air gun is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: New-Matics Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Schavone
  • Patent number: 6802304
    Abstract: A trigger assembly has a housing, a trigger, an actuating lever, a string holder, a bowstring catch biasing member, a safety pin, a safety lock, a pushing arm, a block, a block biasing member and a string stop. The housing has a mouth. The actuating lever has a hook and abuts against the top of the trigger. The bowstring catch has a string hook and a leg selectively engaging the hook on the actuating lever. The safety pin is moveably mounted in the housing and is supported on the actuating lever. The safety lock is moveably mounted in the housing and has a push rod. The pushing arm has a protrusion abutting the push rod. The block has a transverse rod selectively engaging the front end of the pushing arm. Accordingly, a trigger assembly with two safety features is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 6736123
    Abstract: A crossbow trigger mechanism includes a trigger housing; a jaw component pivotably mounted in the trigger housing and adapted to move between a bowstring retaining position and a bowstring releasing position; and a trigger assembly pivotably mounted in the trigger housing and operatively engaged with the jaw. A safety lever is pivotably mounted in the trigger housing and movable manually into and out of engagement with the trigger assembly. A dry fire prevention lever is pivotably mounted on the jaw component and includes a first surface portion adapted and arranged to engage a stop fixed to the trigger housing when no arrow is loaded in the crossbow and thus prevent movement of the jaw component to the bowstring releasing position, and a second surface portion adapted to be engaged by an arrow such that when an arrow is loaded into the crossbow, the first surface portion is moved away from the stop to thereby permit movement of the jaw component to the bowstring releasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventors: Randy V. Summers, Marc T. Rentz
  • Patent number: 6612298
    Abstract: A new safety that is incorporated to a sporting pellet or air gun by which the accidental firing of the gun is prevented even when the gun is loaded, making it necessary to remove it in order to fire the gun. This safety includes a square bulky button with cut edges at the top that make it look like a trapezium in its cross-section view; and grooves on the surface to hold and move it manually, and that on its lower face is curved having the correlative shape of the barrel, and also has a side bore where a peg that joins the base of the safety is introduced. A base of the safety, placed under the safety that is a rectangular piece acts as a cam to place the latch when the gun is loaded, from which a second piece also rectangular in shape sticks out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Hector Mendoza-Orozco
  • Patent number: 6578565
    Abstract: A frame bearing a compressed air/gas reservoir connected to an assembly of a valve operated by a hammer striking the valve slide, a trigger operating the hammer, a tilting assembly on the frame including a barrel and a detachable, rotating, cylindric loading clip with a plurality of recesses for a projectile. A device for step by step rotating the loading clip is mounted on the frame including a first set of levers connected to each other, one of them being linked to the trigger and another linked to the loading clip when the tilting assembly is in the firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Industrias El Gemo, SA
    Inventor: Francisco Casas Salva
  • Patent number: 6460529
    Abstract: An archery bow trigger safety lock wherein an arm is pivotally connected to the exterior wall surface of the housing of an archery bow trigger mechanism including a trip lever having a portion extending outwardly of the housing. The arm overlies the trip lever to lock the trigger mechanism in the safety mode and is pivotal to either side of the trip lever to place the trigger mechanism in the release mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: David L. Pullin
  • Publication number: 20020104522
    Abstract: An archery bow trigger safety lock wherein an arm is pivotally connected to the exterior wall surface of the housing of an archery bow trigger mechanism including a trip lever having a portion extending outwardly of the housing. The arm overlies the trip lever to lock the trigger mechanism in the safety mode and is pivotal to either side of the trip lever to place the trigger mechanism in the release mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: David L. Pullin
  • Patent number: 6352070
    Abstract: The present invention is a safety formed in a sporting pellet or air rifle which prevents the accidental firing of the rifle even when it is loaded. The safety utilizes a loading pull lever, a crescent-shaped portion positioned generally at the middle of the loading pull lever, a pusher located at an end of the loading pull lever, a piston positioned within the barrel of the rifle so as to be cooperative with the pusher, a piston stopper connected to an end of the piston, a hand-activated safety, a safety base supporting the stem of the safety, a trigger having a particular shape for cooperation with the safety, and a retaining lever which is movable so as to touch the piston stopper and is movable downwardly to secure the rod of the piston. The lever is positioned in front of the trigger so as to prevent the firing of the rifle before the pull lever has been fully depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Hector Mendoza-Orozco
  • Patent number: 6205990
    Abstract: A dry fire prevention safety mechanism for crossbows having a trigger mechanism which releases a bowstring to discharge an arrow. A spring-loaded catch arm is pivotally connected to the crossbow and has a hook at one end and a ramp portion at the opposite end which extends into an arrow seating well. When an arrow is positioned to be discharged, the ramp portion is abutted by the arrow which disengages the hook from the trigger and enables operation of the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel K. Adkins
  • Patent number: 5962804
    Abstract: An actuating device for a dynamite gun includes a barrel member having a first tube slidably mounted to a second tube which is fixedly connected to the barrel member, a bar removably received in the second tube. The first tube has a first slot and a first enlarged hole, and the second tube has a second slot and a second enlarged hole, wherein the second slot is wider than the first slot. A function rod is movably received in a stepped hole defined transversely in the bar and has three sections with different outer diameters so as to extend through the first and the second slot. An actuating member pivotally disposed to the gun and has a recess defined in a top thereof so that if the actuating member is operated before the first tube is pushed rearwardly, the lower end of the function rod will be received in the recess and the gun does not function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Cheng-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 5906191
    Abstract: The invention discloses a compressed gas-operated firearm (1), especially a pistol, which at the utilization of a drum (18) for multi-shot projectile receipt distinguishes itself through a linearly displaceable weapon barrel (3) to achieve a loading position, or, respectively, firing position, and through a trigger (4) which is automatically secured against actuation in the loading position. Furthermore, a new type of valve system (25) is proposed for the impulse-like emission of the compressed gas upon the discharge of a shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Umarex Sportwaffen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Wonisch, Dietmar Emde
  • Patent number: 5649520
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a crossbow trigger mechanism providing improved bowstring retention and release characteristics. The invention further provides a safe and reliable trigger mechanism which enhances accurate shooting with the crossbow. The trigger mechanism comprises a pivotal string release latch for releasably holding a bowstring in a drawn position. The string release latch is pivotable about a first pivot point and has associated therewith a first sear surface. The trigger mechanism further includes a pivotal rocker latch member having a second sear surface which engages the first sear surface on the string release latch to selectively prevent pivotal motion of the string release latch. The rocker latch member is pivotal about a second pivot point and has a portion thereof extending rearward of the second pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co
    Inventor: William J. Bednar
  • Patent number: 5642723
    Abstract: An elastic band projectile slinger has an elongated base forming an elongated projectile guide track along its length. A pivoted support plate on the front end of the base anchors a pair of elongated elastic bands which are stretchable to a releasable latch adjacent the rear end of the base. Release of the latch is controlled by a finger-operated trigger. An elongated arrow projectile is positionable in the guide track with the rear nock end of the arrow engaging a cord joining the rear ends of the elastic bands. The front end of the arrow has a point member of magnetically susceptible material and is secured in the guide track by a magnet mounted on the base. When the trigger is operated to release the latch, the contraction of the elastic bands moves the latch rapidly forward, releasing the elastic bands to contract in the forward direction and carry the arrow forwardly therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Inventor: Howard W. Hogan