For Ammunition Patents (Class 206/3)
  • Patent number: 11375790
    Abstract: A wallet having first and second locking fixtures, the wallet configured to secure money, credit cards and identification with the added advantage in some embodiments that the contents are viewable within the wallet even when the first and second locking fixtures are securely closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Steven M. Skultety
  • Patent number: 11371819
    Abstract: A packaging arrangement for 30 mm×173 mm ammunition rounds. The packaging arrangement has a heavy duty standoff device of defined height, which standoff device mounts a very high strength support plate and a heavy duty restraining plate. The support plate has through holes (of diameter slightly less than the rounds defined maximum diameter) to hold the rounds of in an upside down position and from sliding/moving. The height of the standoff device keeps the rounds from being able to touch the bottom of the metal box. The restraining plate has multiple recessed areas sized to accommodate the back ends of the said rounds. The packaging arrangement is lowered into a metal box with handles for carriage purposes. On top, there are Homosite filler pads, and the box accommodates a top lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jason B. Runell, Ricardo Villela, Niral Patel, Alan Cohen, Christopher Griffith
  • Patent number: 11319087
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launch tube that comprises at least one inner layer of prepreg substrate disposed about a right parallelepiped aperture, at least one outer layer of prepreg substrate disposed about the right parallelepiped aperture, and one or more structural panels disposed between the at least one inner layer of prepreg substrate and the at least one outer layer of prepreg substrate. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launch tube that comprises a tethered sabot configured to engage a UAV within a launcher volume defined by an inner wall, the tethered sabot dimensioned to provide a pressure seal at the inner wall and tethered to the inner wall, and wherein the tethered sabot is hollow having an open end oriented toward a high pressure volume and a tether attached within a hollow of the sabot and attached to the inner wall retaining the high pressure volume or attach to the inner base wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Thomas Miralles, Guan H Su, Alexander Andryukov, John McNeil
  • Patent number: 11268792
    Abstract: A modular tray system for counting and/or storing ammunition components is described. Embodiments of the modular tray system can include, but are not limited to, a base tray, one or more spacers, one or more adapter trays, and a cover. The one or more spacers and the one or more adapter trays can each be configured to operate in combination with the base tray. The cover can be configured to be placed over outer edges of the base tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: John M. O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 11243053
    Abstract: A magazine mount includes a mechanism to releasably hold a weapon magazine in a substantially upright orientation, wherein the mechanism to releasably hold the magazine includes a rectangular housing having an open top and sidewalls, and an axle pin that is fit through a spool, allowing the spool to freely rotate on the axle pin, the axle pin is fit at opposite ends into longitudinal slots through each respective sidewall of the housing. At least one spring backed up by a portion of the housing, exerts a resilient force on the axle pin, urging the axle pin and the spool forwardly in the housing to press on a back end of a weapon magazine held in the housing. The housing has a retainer at a forward end having an underlying clearance to receive a forward side lip of a weapon magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Spychalski
  • Patent number: 11236982
    Abstract: A horizontal firearm magazine holster apparatus for easy concealment and comfort includes a backing and a holster body coupled to the backing. The holster body is coupled adjacent a backing left edge, a backing right edge, and a backing bottom edge and has an open holster top side to define a holster cavity. The holster cavity receives a firearm magazine. A pair of bases is coupled to the holster body with each base coupled to a backing back side. A pair of clips is coupled to the pair of bases. Each clip has a stem rotatably coupled to the respective base and a U-shaped arm coupled to the stem. The U-shaped arm is configured to selectively engage a belt or a waistline of a pant to orient the backing horizontally with the backing left edge or the backing right edge facing upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: George Ganguillet
  • Patent number: 11148867
    Abstract: A dunnage assembly has a plurality of tubes and a locking bridge movably attached to the tubes. The locking bridge has radially sections extending through corresponding slots in the tubes and into the tube interior regions. A stop member movably positioned within each tube interior region and attached to the portion of the radially extending section located within the tube interior region. The locking bridge and stop members move together. As the locking bridge moves along the lengths of the tubes, the stop members move within the tube interior regions. The locking bridge may be locked at a desired location along the tube to position the stop members at a desired location within the tube interior regions. The adjustability of the stop members allows the tubes to receive rockets of various lengths and nose profiles. The locking bridge may be unlocked to re-position the stop members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Eric R. Boyd
  • Patent number: 11047665
    Abstract: A box or roof rack to safely store cans of ammunition of other military gear that is mounted on a military vehicle. Ammo container box may include a compression device to secure loaded materials, the compression device may be operated manually or through an electric motor, or other means. The roof rack may include telescoping overlapping plates for variable sizes of rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Kingery
  • Patent number: 11021297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to containers which can be stacked one on top of another whilst still permitting easy access to the contents of any container within the stack without the need for de-stacking. The contents of the containers remain secured within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Lars Sverker Ture Lindbo, Paul Stewart, Andrew John Ingram-Tedd
  • Patent number: 11015911
    Abstract: A housing arrangement comprising a housing wall with internal cavities which contribute to relieving the pressure in the interior and to increasing the deformation resistance of the housing. A housing of this kind can be designed to be large in volume yet light in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: R. Stahl Schaltgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Arnhold, Clife Hermanowski
  • Patent number: 10942016
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a container (34) within which are disposed first detonator devices (10) having reactive coils (16), e.g., coils of shock tube leads, and second detonator devices (20) having inert coils (26), e.g., coils of insulated electric leg wires. The inert coils (26) are interposed between the reactive coils (16) and are approximately co-extensive with the reactive coils (16), so that the inert coils (26) form a barrier to propagation of an accidental initiation from one reactive coil (16) to another. Reactive coils (16) and inert coils (26) are fastened to each other to form mixed coil pairs (30) which are nested to interpose a pair of the inert coils (26) between at least some of the reactive coils (16). A method of packing the first and second detonator devices calls for placing them in a container (34) in the described arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DYNO NOBEL INC.
    Inventors: Cesar A. Olivares, Leonardo G. Rivera, J. Donaldson Thomas
  • Patent number: 10928172
    Abstract: An adjustable tactical carrier facilitates the carriage of a variety of differently shaped tactical items. The tactical carrier includes an internal frame defining a base and a sidewall of a carrier compartment. The internal frame is adjustable between a compressed position and an extended position. A fabric pouch is dimensioned to at least partially surround the internal frame. The fabric pouch has a plurality of slots defined in a spaced apart relation about the fabric pouch, preferably in a MOLLE configuration. A cinch cord is laced through the plurality of slots, such that the cinch cord may be tensioned to draw the fabric pouch in a close fitting relation with the internal frame in each of the compressed position and the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Tomasz Boguslaw Mironski
  • Patent number: 10913572
    Abstract: A storage system is described where goods are stored in containers and the containers are stored in stacks. Above the stacks runs a grid network of tracks on which load handling devices run. The load handling devices take containers from the stacks and deposit then at alternative locations in the stacks or deposit then at stations where goods may be picked out. The containers include liners formed from flame retardant or flame suppressant material. Containers with a liner are used to store ignitable items within the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Siddique Shaikh, Martyn Lee Bates, Andrew Selim
  • Patent number: 10845144
    Abstract: A pistol magazine loader includes a main unit comprising a magazine holder and a cartridge holder coupled with the magazine holder, the magazine holder defining an opening configured to receive a pistol magazine, and the cartridge holder defining a channel configured to hold a plurality of cartridges in a column, the cartridge holder further including an angled wall at an end of the channel proximate the magazine holder, the cartridge holder still further including a recess on a side of the channel opposite the angled wall, wherein, when the plurality of cartridges in a column is forced from the cartridge holder toward the magazine holder, a first cartridge about to exit the cartridge holder is urged against the angled wall and into the recess such that an edge of a shell of a cartridge immediately adjacent/following the first cartridge does not contact a bullet of the first cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kirk Joseph Witecha
  • Patent number: 10816290
    Abstract: A system for loading pellets into clips includes a clip plate defining a plurality of clip openings; a pellet plate with pellet openings; a loading plate with loading pegs; and a base with a base plate surrounded by a base wall, the base plate and base wall defining a base cavity constructed to accept the clip plate, the pellet plate, and the loading plate in more than one axial orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Powdered Ballistics LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Greene
  • Patent number: 10791760
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system may include a first chamber housing defining a first chamber and a second chamber housing defining a second chamber that is separate from the first chamber. The first chamber may contain an aerosol-forming substrate in the form of a gel, and the second chamber may contain a source of a desired compound. The first and second chamber housings may be separate or separable structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Zuber, Jean-Yves Vollmer
  • Patent number: 10788295
    Abstract: A combination ballistic shield and weapon is configured to carry a reload magazine in a fixed position to reload the weapon after the active magazine has been spent and ejected. The combination provides a weapon gun rest on the shield and a guide directing a controlled movement of the weapon from a deployed, shooting-ready, position to a reload position where the magazine can be engaged by the weapon to reload the weapon by engaging the magazine into a magazine well of the weapon. The shield holds the reload magazine in a mount, the magazine in a generally upright position, enabling the weapon user to perform a weapon reload in a manner without the need for the user to grasp onto the magazine to be loaded. After engagement of the reload magazine into the weapon, a specific motion, such as a pivot motion of the weapon, releases the magazine from the base mount and activates the bolt release of the weapon to load a round into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Spychalski
  • Patent number: 10770108
    Abstract: Provided is a disc storage apparatus that includes a case including an opening on an upper surface of the case and capable of storing N rows of stacked M disc-shaped recording media (N and M each indicate a positive integer of two or greater), a tray cover that slides from a rear end of the case and cover the opening, and a locking mechanism that locks a state of the opening being covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Goto, Takeshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 10737838
    Abstract: Packing for the spaced packing of elongated bar-like or rod-like articles, in particular of rods (16) that are stored in a packing sleeve (1) that is open on at least one end while maintaining a mutual radial separation between them, wherein on the opening (5) of the packing sleeve (1) a multi-part lattice support (10) consisting of at least one lattice-like top part (7) and at least one lattice-like bottom part (8) that is detachably connected with it can be placed, that the rods (16) with their base-side ends extend through the aligned lattice openings (14a, 14b) of the top and bottom part (7, 8) and the at least one bottom part (8) is detachably connected with the top part (7) and can slide in the interior of the packing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Mayer, Stefan Brauchle, Thiemo Roesler
  • Patent number: 10734034
    Abstract: Provided is a disc storage device including a casing capable of storing a stacked body including one or a plurality of disc recording media and a spacer interposed between the disc recording media and an inner surface of a bottom plate, a position regulating unit that regulates a storage position of the stacked body inside the casing, and a plurality of through holes formed in an area of the bottom plate of the casing where the spacer is provided, in which the spacer is adsorbed to tips of pins to be inserted through the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kubo, Naofumi Goto
  • Patent number: 10663242
    Abstract: A magazine accessory includes a magazine pouch formed with an opening for inserting therein a firearms magazine, and a magazine loader insertable in and removable from the magazine pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: V.M.D. Versia Military Design Ltd.
    Inventor: Tamir Porat
  • Patent number: 10571222
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for launching a payload from water, including a launching tube having inside walls, outside walls, a top and an inlet at the tube bottom, with the tube anchored to the bottom water surface. The tube includes a nozzle or neck inlet to the bottom and an open top outlet. A gate valve at the inlet is opened by remote control signals; or an explosive plug at the inlet is removed by an explosion initiated by remote control. The launching tube loaded with a payload and air filled and empty of water is installed in water with the inlet and the tube bottom proximate to the bottom water surface deep below the tube top, which is positioned above the water surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Tomás Strocchia-Rivera
  • Patent number: 10527374
    Abstract: An anti-spring fatigue firearm magazine incorporates a lower magazine sleeve that can be positioned into an extended configuration relative to the main magazine body in order to reduce or eliminate spring fatigue from extended storage while fully loaded with ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Robert August
  • Patent number: 10520294
    Abstract: An ammunition package includes a three panel single piece tri-fold container which folds from an open configuration to a closed configuration via hinges provided for the purpose. The ammunition package further includes a cartridge stabilization plate. Ammunition cartridges stored within the container lie flat, e.g. roughly parallel with respect to the base or bottom of the package. Converting between the open configuration and the closed configuration takes place by folding or unfolding the left and right panels at the hinges with respect to the center panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tac-Pac, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Connolly, Dennis M. Van Acker, David Fallon
  • Patent number: 10473513
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method and an apparatus for gravimetric metering of a powdery bulk material, said system comprising a storage container accommodating the bulk material, a feeding pipe for feeding bulk material from the storage container to a dosing container, a dosing discharge device for continuously discharging bulk material from the dosing container to a discharge pipe and on to a discharge line, wherein said dosing container is mounted on at least one weighing cell, and wherein the feeding pipe is provided with a first flexible tube member and the discharge pipe is provided with a second flexible tube member, and wherein the first flexible tube member comprises a first compensator and a second compensator with a tubular member there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Lars Elmekilde Hansen
  • Patent number: 10429262
    Abstract: A protective casing is for a receiving and protecting a manifold gauge assembly having a gauge and a hose. The protective casing has a base member with a first end and an opposite, second end and a pair of opposing side members extending from the base member in a first direction such that the base member and the side members define a cavity. The side members define a channel through which the hose passes into a cavity such that hose is received in the cavity and the gauge is positioned at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gauge Guardian, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Drews, Cathy L. Drews
  • Patent number: 10413059
    Abstract: A firearm safety storage apparatus is disclosed for the storage therein and ready accessibility of a handgun or other valuables and weapons, said storage apparatus comprising an interior compartment, a frame, and an external cover whereby an access tunnel of a predetermined length is formed from the frame and the external cover so as to prevent the unauthorized access to the contents of the interior compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Austin Gautreaux
  • Patent number: 10375969
    Abstract: A stunning rod for a pneumatically operated animal concussion stunner comprises an elongated body. One end of the elongated body is adapted to receive a locking insert, and the other is adapted to engage a catch. The locking insert receives a locking element, wherein the combined locking insert and locking element are inserted into the first end of the elongated body. A strike end having a diameter larger than the diameter of the elongated body is secured to the first end of the rod via the locking insert and locking element. Locking grooves or protrusions disposed on the strike end interact with the locking insert to prevent rotation of the stunning rod and strike end during stunner operation. Lobes or flanges disposed about the periphery of the locking element interlock with grooves disposed within the rod first end, and further prevent rotation of the strike end during stunner operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: JARVIS PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur Jones, Trent Jones
  • Patent number: 10345066
    Abstract: A firearm disassembly bed system comprised of A top unit and a base unit, wherein the top unit is further comprised of either a bed having a bed depression configured to hold a firearm frame within the bed depression, at least one raised frame guide, and at least one aperture located on the surface of the top unit, wherein the base unit is comprised of a drawer capable of receiving at least one firearm component through the at least one aperture, and the firearm disassembly bed is comprised of apparatus for removeably attaching the top unit and base unit to each other. The top unit may also have a Y-block capable of being attached to the top unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Vincent R Agnelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10218136
    Abstract: Internal interchangeable modular avionics platform assemblies and methods for removably mounting and interchanging modular avionics platforms within an aircraft. In some embodiments, modular avionics platform assemblies may include a modular avionics platform configured to support various avionics equipment, suitable for removable mounting within a forward fuselage, and interchangeable with a number of alternate platforms. A platform may include a frame structure, and mounting pins and a connector assembly disposed on the frame structure. The mounting pins may project outwardly from the frame structure to align with and detachably secure to corresponding airframe members of an aircraft when the frame structure is in a mounted position. The connector assembly may be disposed on the frame structure and have a plurality of connectors, including connectors for alternating current, direct current, and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Alan Szarek
  • Patent number: 10209018
    Abstract: A speed loader clip for supporting a plurality of cartridges in a cylindrical array, prior to being loaded into a plurality of individual chambers configured within a rotated open cylinder barrel of a revolver style firearm. A band of a solid one piece plasticized material includes individual pairs of inward projecting and arcuate grasping portions adapted for supporting individual ones of the cartridges. End support tabs extend between each of the pairs of projecting portions for preventing cartridge slide-out during loading into the cylinder barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chason Yaxley, Kenneth Robert Yaxley
  • Patent number: 10203180
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to a missile canister that utilizes a variable obturator assembly. The variable obturator assembly can include a plurality of gates that adjust based upon canister pressure at a base plate. In a maximum pressure situation experienced during successful missile egress from the canister, one or more of the gates can open in response to canister flyout pressure so as to increase flow area through the base plate, thereby reducing canister pressure. In a restrained firing scenario, the plurality of gates remain closed thereby preventing missile exhaust gases from flow up past the base plate which could lead to heating of a rocket motor and warhead. The variable obturator assembly can have multiple individual gates that are mounted to the base plate with a hinge assembly, with the gates held in a closed position against the base plate with a spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P.
    Inventors: Mark J. Miller, Peter C. Woods
  • Patent number: 10197370
    Abstract: The utility model discloses a single-slot cartridge clip holder comprising a front housing, a rear housing, positioning rack slots, adjustable rack arms and a screw hole, wherein the adjustable rack arms are arranged at two sides of the front housing, the rear housing is mounted at a rear part of the front housing, the positioning rack slots matching the adjustable rack anus are arranged at two sides of the rear housing, a slidably adjustable mounting hole is arranged at a middle part of a connection between the front housing and the bottom of the rear housing, an integrally formed pressure elastic piece is arranged at an inner side of the rear housing, and positioning screw holes are arranged at two sides near a top end of a pressure elastic piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CYTAC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Joe Zhang
  • Patent number: 10190859
    Abstract: An ammunition box with a rectangular molded thermoplastic material box body defining a rectangular storage space for ammunition. The box body opens to one side that can be closed with a flat rectangular molded thermoplastic material lid. The box body is provided with integrally molded hollow collapsible projections at its corners for preventing damage from impact to the ammunition box. The lid can be provided with corresponding integrally molded hollow collapsible projections that preferably form an extension of the integrated molded hollow collapsible projections of the box body when the lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PLASTPACK DEFENCE APS
    Inventors: Jan Bendix Engmann, Jørgen Dahl
  • Patent number: 10167066
    Abstract: A charge deployment system for ordnance neutralization. The system is suited to deploying multiple disposal charges to neutralize multiple items of ordnance, in particular mines, in a single sortie. The system includes at least one deployment unit, each unit including a housing for stowing a charge in a stowed position; means for mounting a charge within the deployment unit; means for controllably moving a charge and mounting means from the stowed position to a deployment position; means for controllably releasing a charge from the mounting means; and a controller for controlling each moving means. It further relates to an unmanned vehicle, such as an unmanned underwater vehicle, including such a charge deployment system for ordnance neutralization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAAB SEAEYE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jon Robertson, Simon Veater-Young, Daniel Hairsnape
  • Patent number: 10113846
    Abstract: A container (e.g., an ammunition casing, a rocket housing, or the like) includes a body structure having a wall defining a cavity configured to accept an energetic material, the body structure having a central region situated longitudinally between a first side region and a second side region, wherein the wall within the central region has a thickness that is less than the thickness of the wall within first region and either less than or equal to the thickness within the second side region. A strength reduction pattern is formed at least partially within the central region of the wall such that the strength reduction pattern provides a preferred rupture path when the energetic material is subjected to a predetermined external stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems-Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Pitre, André Goulet
  • Patent number: 10101106
    Abstract: Various systems and related methods are provided including various carrier and feed systems that feed belts of consumable items to consuming systems. Exemplary systems relate to on-demand high capacity and speed portable part or consumable item carrier and belt feed system that reduces or eliminates jams or mis-feeds to include jams or mis-feeds due to tilting of belt linked consumable items. Some embodiments also permit consumable items to be carried in an exemplary carrier with removable dividers that create cavities to dispose a series of columns of sequentially folded belt sections extended to a top of the removable dividers that further enable a second belt fold configuration of the belt of consumable items to be folded across the columns of folded belt sections and then oriented to be pulled out of the carrier for use with a consuming system coupled with the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Cody L. Walton, Todd H. Heuer
  • Patent number: 10082378
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for containing and accessing ammunition. Specifically, a shell carrier assembly is presented herein that comprises a shell carrier holder, wherein the shell carrier holder comprises a releasable connector assembly; and a shell carrier, wherein at least a portion of the shell carrier holder and at least a portion of the shell carrier are operably coupled via the releasable connector. This device allows a wearer to quickly remove the shell carrier from the shotgun, allowing a fresh detachable shell carrier to be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Adam Roth
  • Patent number: 9933218
    Abstract: A one hand firearm magazine loader for loading a firearm with a firearm magazine including a lower member includes a magazine support housing that terminates in a lower end in a receiving section; a firearm magazine support extending from the magazine support housing to retain the firearm magazine in a substantially vertical position; a rotating support rotatably received in the receiving section for rotation about a first axis between the substantially vertical position and an angled position; and a magazine receiving member carried by the rotating support, the magazine receiving member receiving the lower member of the firearm magazine, wherein the magazine receiving member is rotatably mounted to the rotating support for rotation about a second axis, substantially perpendicular to the first axis, of the firearm magazine with mounted firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Anders Butler
  • Patent number: 9926110
    Abstract: A shotgun shell novelty caddy, comprising: a removable cap(s) element; a shotgun shell brass head end member; a shotgun shell crimp end member; a built-in accessible storage chamber element; a attachment member(s) area; and a non attachment area, a shotgun shell novelty caddy configured so that it is attachable and non-attachable, wherein when a cap is openable and closable via a user, a stored item is easily accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Juanita Treadwell
  • Patent number: 9895016
    Abstract: The present invention provides 0.0a container holder having a base, an interchangeable holder part and an interchangeable top to hold one or more bottles, containers and jugs, including for example a typical one-gallon plastic milk jug, or bottles of liquor, wine, sports, orange juice. The holder and the top are interchangeable so that the container holder can be assembled to accommodate different types of objects. Different types of snap fit connectors can be used for temporary or permanent connection between the top and the holder and between the holder and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald E Van Tassell, III
  • Patent number: 9874420
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to a missile canister that utilizes a variable obturator assembly. The variable obturator assembly can include a plurality of gates that adjust based upon canister pressure at a base plate. In a maximum pressure situation experienced during successful missile egress from the canister, one or more of the gates can open in response to canister flyout pressure so as to increase flow area through the base plate, thereby reducing canister pressure. In a restrained firing scenario, the plurality of gates remain closed thereby preventing missile exhaust gases from flow up past the base plate which could lead to heating of a rocket motor and warhead. The variable obturator assembly can have multiple individual gates that are mounted to the base plate with a hinge assembly, with the gates held in a closed position against the base plate with a spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark J. Miller, Peter C. Woods
  • Patent number: 9857130
    Abstract: The magazine carrier has flexible yet durable material of construction and slides directly into a rifle magazine and is kept on the magazine during loading into a rifle. The carrier includes novel features for the modern operator including forward facing finger grips and a loop at the bottom to provide magazine drawing and storage options as well as impact protection to the magazine. In addition to providing direct protection to the magazine from contaminants such as dirt and mud, the magazine carrier can also be provided in an alternative embodiment with infrared signature reduction panels to provide the operator with an overall reduced infrared signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Joshua Purkiss
  • Patent number: 9841262
    Abstract: A linked round carrying bag having a flexible sleeve and a fastening is provided. The sleeve is sealed at a first end, has an opening at a second end, and has an openable closure, for example, a zip, extending substantially from the first end to the second end. A width of the sleeve is greater than the length of an individual round of the linked round that the bag is designed to carry but is less than twice the length of an individual round. The fastening is adjacent a closed side of an opening of the sleeve and is arranged to be tightly fastenable around the closed side of the opening and any linked round carried in the bag. The fastening can ensure that a linked round is held in its proper position within the bag, even when the bag is carried as a bandolier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Frank Maclean
  • Patent number: 9726468
    Abstract: A case lube tray having an integrally formed polyurethane casing is provided. The case lube tray openings define a plurality of lubricating chambers being used to lubricate shell casings in a horizontal position. The lubricating chambers are mounted on the top frame of the case and are arranged in an array of horizontal rows and vertical columns. Each lubricating chambers features semicircle flooring and a floor center. The semicircle flooring is linear and is supported by front and back lateral walls. The floor center of each lubricating chamber has centrally disposed lateral slots that further allow a user to erect and lubricate shell cases in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Carl B. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9701442
    Abstract: A transport and storage pallet device with modular, self-contained, and collapsible features is described. The device includes a top frame, a bottom frame, a linking system, hooks, hoist rings, and a collapsing mechanism. The top frame and the bottom frame each include a topside and an underside. The topside of the bottom frame is configured with modular inserts to accommodate full or partial loads of varying sizes. The linking system includes rods extending from and connecting the top frame to the bottom frame. The rods are extensible in length such that the distance between the top frame and the bottom frame is sufficient to secure full or partial loads of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mark A. Heinrichs, Gregory Bender
  • Patent number: 9681673
    Abstract: A bolt tool system includes a tool housing, a bolt guide, a bolt, an activator, a pin casing, and a lock pin. The bolt guide is attached to the tool housing. The bolt is moveably received within the bolt guide for movement between a retracted position and an extended position. The activator is moveably received on the bolt guide for movement between a safe position and a fire position. In the fire position, the bolt is moveable from the retracted position to the extended position. The pin casing has a passage in communication with an aperture formed in the activator. The lock pin is slidably received within the pin casing. The lock pin is moveable between a disengaged position and an engaged position in which the lock pin retains the activator in the fire position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Bock Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Bock
  • Patent number: 9671205
    Abstract: A portable bullet receiving device is for receiving a plurality of bullet sets (50). The portable bullet receiving device includes a base (110), an assembly pillar (120) and a retaining member (170). The assembly pillar (120) is vertically connected to the base (110). The assembly pillar (120) includes two holes (122) opposite to each other and an opening (124). The retaining member (170) is movably installed at the opening (124) of the assembly pillar (120). The retaining member (170) includes a support portion (172), two arms (180) connected to one side of the support portion (172), and a flexible element (200) in contact with the other side of the support portion (172). Two end portions of the two arms (180) movably protrude out of the two holes (122) and restrict the bullet set (50) from being removed from the assembly pillar (120), thereby achieving rapid loading of bullets (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng Wei
  • Patent number: 9618298
    Abstract: A system facilitates one handed manipulation of a service pistol and includes a device having two components and related inserts that allow for single handed loading, cycling, firing, clearing and unloading of semi-automatic pistols. The present device includes a spine; and a retainer attached to the spine wherein the retainer comprises at least a first groove tapering from a first width towards the pivotal attachment between the cover and spine to a second width towards the front edge of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MACFe Enterprises Inc./Les Entreprises MACFe Inc.
    Inventors: Mirza Karimullah, R. Paul McKay
  • Patent number: RE46914
    Abstract: The invention is a compact type 3 explosive storage magazine. It has an approximate external measure of 4.75? wide, 7.87? long and 8.69? high. This design is one quarter the size of the nearest comparable type 3 magazine and has an integrated locking mechanism rather than a hinged hasp locking mechanism which is unique among type 3 magazines. The hinged hasp represents the easiest access point for theft and most likely security component to fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Brad S. Gallagher