Firearms Patents (Class 222/79)
  • Patent number: 10508890
    Abstract: A toy may include a target having a target magnet and a first color configured to become a second color when the target is activated. The toy also may include a backing having a backing magnet configured to be mounted to an interior of a garment. The backing may be magnetically attracted to the target magnet through the garment when the target is on an exterior of the garment. The target may be configured to be retained on the garment only via magnetic force between the target magnet and the backing magnet. The target and the backing may be configured to be readily removed from the garment and have numerous re-uses for future play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony C. Shurman, Jennifer L. Shurman, Jackson C. Shurman, Maxwell A. Shurman
  • Patent number: 10328452
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention includes methods for dispensing and an apparatus for dispensing. In particular embodiments, the barrel design of an apparatus for dispensing and provided in a method for dispensing is formed to encase and/or engage a material container. By encasing and/or engaging the material container within the barrel, expansion, such as tube expansion, is reduced and/or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Michael O'Banion, Lowell D. Lueking
  • Patent number: 10309753
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a portable lachrymatory and electrical device. The portable lachrymatory and electrical device includes a fluid reservoir containing a lachrymatory composition, and a pump in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir and an orifice. The orifice is operable to emit a fluid stream trajectory of the lachrymatory composition there-through. The portable lachrymatory and electrical device also includes two terminals operable to deliver an electric potential between the two terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FORSYTHE & STORMS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Lorne M. Forsythe, Christopher J. Storms, Joseph R. Patzer
  • Patent number: 10234233
    Abstract: A toy water gun includes a hand-held body having a water reservoir capable of storing a predetermined quantity of water therein, and a guide rail engaged with the water reservoir. The toy water gun further includes a hand-operated pump mechanism is in fluid communication with the water reservoir and dynamically engaged with the guide rail, a discharge nozzle in fluid communication with the water reservoir and having an illuminable water trajectory selectively egressed distally away therefrom, and a light emitting mechanism attached to a dynamic portion of the pump mechanism. Advantageously, the dynamic portion of the pump mechanism and the light emitting source are contemporaneously reciprocated along a bi-directional travel path relative to a position of the discharge nozzle and thereby illuminate the illuminable water trajectory after being egressed from the discharge nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PUMPONATOR FUN, INC.
    Inventors: Donna Alexandra Spikes, Charles Brian Spikes
  • Patent number: 10188920
    Abstract: A scoring device for scoring a snowball fight. The device worn by a person has a target portion and a scoring chamber portion. The target portion includes a target, and the scoring chamber portion is coupled below the target portion and is arranged to accumulate and store snow falling from the target portion. In some embodiments the target portion also includes a permeable layer coupled to the target in a spaced apart construction to form an interior region between the permeable layer and the target, the permeable layer configured to allow snow from snowballs to pass through the permeable layer and into the interior region before falling into the scoring chamber portion. In some embodiments a stopper element at least partially separates the target portion from the scoring chamber portion, to limit the amount of snow that exits the scoring chamber portion when the person bends over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Moloney
  • Patent number: 9921018
    Abstract: A multi-mode and/or multi-ammunition weapon is described, whereupon being removed from a stored position is always initially in a first mode that is intended to disable or stun a subject. If deadly force is required, the weapon is easily and quickly placed in a second mode that is deadly. When returned to the stored position, the weapon is automatically placed in the first mode. Different mechanisms for disabling and/or stunning a subject are also described. A mechanism is optionally included for recording sequences of attack modes and/or ammunition types fired to provide an un-alterable record of events when the weapon is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9744471
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a water play feature that creates a laminar water jet stream, or multiple laminar water jet streams for interaction and display in a water park.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Skyturtle Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Lance C Fisher
  • Patent number: 9592044
    Abstract: A delivery device for inserting a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures into a body of a patient in a spaced-apart configuration for the purpose of securing the stomach wall against the abdominal wall, also known as gastropexy, is disclosed. The suture delivery device is configured to deliver multiple sutures using a single needle and without need for reloading, saving time and effort for the clinician and simplifying the suture placement process. In one embodiment, a T-fastener-equipped suture delivery device comprises a housing, a hollow needle extending from the housing, and a plurality of T-fastener-equipped sutures at least partially disposed within one of the needle and the housing. An ejection assembly for successively ejecting the T-fasteners from a distal end of the needle without reloading the delivery device is also included in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Weir, Glade H. Howell, Michael Barenboym, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Matthew J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 9423208
    Abstract: A vertical foregrip pepper spray device is taught which consists of a hollow body having a base with an internal fluid conduit incorporated therein. The device has a picatinny rail female groove and a thumb opening containing a covered safety mechanism in the top portion. A pepper spray pressurized aerosol container is inserted within the hollow of the body and latched in place, such that an operator may safely discharge a non-lethal chemical irritant spray by manually depressing the top surface of the pressurized aerosol container. The device is removably mounted, with a quick release assembly, onto a picatinny rail positioned on the forearm underside of a modern sporting rifle or long gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Alan J. Mahmalji
  • Patent number: 9314119
    Abstract: A beverage container within a floatation device, such as a noodle, is provided. The beverage container may include a flexible tubular body made of a food grade polymer. The beverage container includes a first end and a second end. At least one of the first end and the second end includes a nozzle that delivers beverages within the beverage container. The beverage container may fit within a hollow center of the floatation device. The nozzle may protrude outside of the floatation device. Therefore, a user may float in water and drink from the beverage container without spilling the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MATADOR MANAGEMENT LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Parker, Greg Neely, Cameron Paul Parker
  • Patent number: 9283493
    Abstract: The crank-n-foam is a toy gun that is able to propel bubbles and a foamy water mixture from the barrel after rapidly cranking a handle on the reservoir shell, which builds foam and pressure within the reservoir, and then releasing the foam and bubbles by opening a manual switch on the barrel shell. The toy provides safe entertainment for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Elaine Bernard
  • Patent number: 9170073
    Abstract: A rifle or pistol mounted pepper spray device has a slide activation. The device has a housing that attaches to a picatinny rail of a modern sporting rifle. The housing receives a can of pepper spray. The housing and pepper spray slip into a grip. The grip activates the pepper spray when it is pulled toward the user. The device has a lock system as well as a buffer spring to prevent inadvertent spraying of the pepper spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AR Tactical Options LLC
    Inventor: Steven D. Mangold
  • Patent number: 9114415
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing sprayable material such as paint and other liquefied products. The system includes a dispenser such as a marking stick or other commercially available dispenser. The dispenser is configured to accept a container housed inside a cartridge and filled with sprayable material. The sprayable material is sprayed through a valve and spray tip at one end of the cartridge. An electrically powered motor assembly is removably coupled to the cartridge. The motor is used to power a pump that is incorporated in the cartridge to draw the sprayable material from the container. The material is pumped from the container and delivered through a tube to a spray head. The pressure generated by the pump inside the container and the tube are sufficient to spray the product through the valve and spray tip when valve is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Aervoe Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Williams, Michael Joseph Bennett
  • Patent number: 9103619
    Abstract: A squirting toy capable of squirting water received from a reservoir and/or from an external source. The squirting toy can include a housing, a piston, a shaft, and an handle portion. As the piston is slidably moved through the housing the water can be squirted out of the housing. Further, as the piston is slidably moved through the housing an electrical assembly including a turbine can be activated generating electricity to power an electric device (e.g., a light).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: EASEBON SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Francis See Chong Chia
  • Patent number: 9103620
    Abstract: A squirting toy including a housing. The housing includes a chamber having an interior wall, a first end that defines a hole, a second end, and a bushing disposed at the second end, the bushing having an outer surface that defines an opening and a flange formed around the opening. A piston is slidably engaged with the interior wall of the chamber and connected to a shaft. The shaft extends from the second end of the housing through the opening and includes a handle external to the housing. A soft non-water-absorbing shell is disposed over a portion of the housing. A packaging label is held by the flange and extends around the handle of the squirting toy to thereby prevent the housing from falling away from the handle when the squirting toy is hung vertically for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: EASEBON SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Francis S. C. Chia
  • Patent number: 9033191
    Abstract: A fluid pumping device is disclosed. The fluid pumping device includes a housing having a front end and a rear end, a fluid discharge opening in the front end of the housing, a pump assembly, a crank assembly rotatably connected to the pump assembly wherein the crank assembly operates the pump assembly, and a fluid storage reservoir connected to the gear housing from which fluid is drawn into the gear housing to be pumped through the fluid discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: James L. Jackson, Dean Kamen
  • Patent number: 9022255
    Abstract: A weapon is usable instantly seal a person's eyes when fired into a target's face. The weapon includes a container that is removably attached to a barrel of a firearm. Once removed, it can be used independently of the firearm. The weapon includes a central processing unit mounted within the container. The container holds three or more bottles, each containing one of a cyanoacrylate adhesive base, an activator to speed curing of the adhesive base, and a chemical agent to affect the target. At a minimum, the adhesive base and the activator may be ejected to form a single stream which cures or hardens within 10 seconds. Additionally, the contents of various chemical agents may also be ejected into the single stream as may be preselected by the shooter using a selector switch or a touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: IESW Associates, Trustee for Instant eye-sealing weapon CRT Trust
    Inventor: S. Mill Calvert
  • Patent number: 9016520
    Abstract: A squirting toy is comprised of a cylindrical housing and a piston that slides within to force water into or out of the housing via a hole therein. The housing is encased within a shell creating a water impervious volume sufficient for the toy to float in water. The shell is soft, so that the gun is not a safety hazard when left floating in a swimming pool. Handles associated with one or both actuating portions of the squirting toy are provided for gripping and operating the squirting toy more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Prime Time Toys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Boguslaw Orlowski, Veronica Wong, Francis Chia
  • Publication number: 20150108161
    Abstract: U-GLOW is a non-toxic, non-flammable glowing liquid, as found in light sticks, being shot out of a squirt gun or super soaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Young
  • Publication number: 20150083749
    Abstract: Non-lethal weapon includes a housing, a barrel insertable into the housing and a barrel locking mechanism. The non-lethal weapon may be adapted for spraying a pepper extract onto a potential attacker in order to disable the potential attacker. The barrel is adapted to hold a canister of the pepper extract under pressure. The barrel may be rotatable to lock the barrel into the housing. A longitudinal axis of the barrel is angled upward at a substantial angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the housing or relative to the upper surface of the housing when the weapon is used. The non-lethal weapon includes a conical orifice adapted to spray the pepper extract over an opening angle of between 70 and 120 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Refael Ben Yair, Benny Hillman
  • Patent number: 8985397
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a shuttle and a trigger switch. The shuttle and the trigger switch cooperate with discontinuous mechanical coupling. The trigger switch provides a discontinuity in bias against operation of the trigger switch by the user. Consequently, the user experiences tactile feedback before spray is released. Prior to tactile feedback, the system establishes a communication link. When spray is released, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord
  • Publication number: 20140326749
    Abstract: A novelty joke squirtgun is disclosed. The novelty joke squirtgun may include a first aperture disposed on a front portion of a base squirt gun, the first aperture includes a fill cap that prevents water or other squirting liquid from dispersing from the first aperture. The novelty joke squirtgun may also include a second aperture disposed on a rear portion of the base squirt gun, the second aperture includes a dummy fill cap that plugs the second aperture that allows water or other squirting liquid to disperse from the second aperture, the second aperture disperses water or other squirting liquid from the hollow interior after a pull trigger is squeezed to activate a pump assembly that emits water or other squirting liquid from the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kelly W. Robertson, Russell Selevan
  • Patent number: 8875945
    Abstract: A toy water gun apparatus includes a gun housing having a water chamber and a pressurized air chamber in fluid communication with the water chamber. The water chamber preferably includes an expandable bladder for filling with a quantity of water and has a first end and a second end, the first end connected to a water inlet for releasable connection to source of pressurized water such as a municipal water supply, and the second end connected to a nozzle 10 valve. A trigger mechanism is connected to the nozzle valve to selectively open the valve to dispense a stream of water during play. The apparatus utilizes the naturally high pressure of a common faucet tap while the eliminating the necessity of constant pumping in order to maintain a desirable water stream. Pressure in the air chamber is never lost because it is entirely separate from the water-delivery mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Loominocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Loomis
  • Publication number: 20140252027
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a shuttle and a trigger switch. The shuttle and the trigger switch cooperate with discontinuous mechanical coupling. The trigger switch provides a discontinuity in bias against operation of the trigger switch by the user. Consequently, the user experiences tactile feedback before spray is released. Prior to tactile feedback, the system establishes a communication link. When spray is released, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord
  • Publication number: 20140252028
    Abstract: A system for spraying, according to various aspects of the present invention, includes a a power switch, an arm switch, a trigger switch, and a communication switch. The system establishes a communication link in response to power being applied through the power switch. Before operation of the arm switch, the system establishes a communication link. After operation of the arm switch, the trigger switch activates release of spray. In further response to the trigger switch, the system transmits a notice via the communication link. Such a system when equipped with pepper spray aerosol is advantageous for self-defense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian 8 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Scott Lord
  • Patent number: 8794486
    Abstract: A toy water gun can include a housing having a first intake port, a second intake port and an outtake port. The housing of the toy water gun (also referred to herein as “water gun”) can define an internal chamber. The toy water gun can include a pump configured to transfer fluid from the first intake port to outside of the housing through the outtake port when the pump is activated and when the first intake port is disposed within an external fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Gigglicious, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Wolfinbarger
  • Patent number: 8701935
    Abstract: A water gun discharges water continuously by pushing in and pulling out an operating portion and has a casing imitating a barrel, a rear grip portion and a front grip portion. The casing incorporates a pump mechanism and includes pumping tubing forming a pumping path through which water is pumped up from a water storage tank by the pumping mechanism and a muzzle portion disposed at a front end of the casing. The pump mechanism includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder which are oriented in opposite directions, a first piston slidable forwards and backwards within the first cylinder and a second piston slidable forwards and backwards within the second cylinder, an interlocking member coupled to the first piston and the second piston and brought into engagement with a rear half portion of the casing, pumping check valves, a jet water flowing chamber and a water supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Agatsuma Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 8678235
    Abstract: A multi-action toy water gun includes a housing including a barrel having a discharge chamber and a nozzle through which water is to be discharged; a handle grippable by one hand of a user for carrying the water gun and for aiming the barrel; a water reservoir; a manually-driven pump having a handpiece grippable by the other hand and reciprocatable along an axis parallel to that of the barrel; and a water discharge control presettable by the user to produce a large quantity discharge of water for drenching purposes, a rapid sequence of small-quantity discharges, simulating rapid shots of an automatic gun or a single small-quantity discharge simulating a single shot of a gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Barish
  • Patent number: 8678877
    Abstract: Marker tag darts, dart guns therefor, and methods which allow a toy gun to receive a marker tag dart, to put water in the forward tip of the dart and to shoot the dart. The marker tag dart itself has slits in the wall of a small chamber at the front of the dart so that on impact with a target, the inertia of the water causes deformation of the tip and opening of the slits to eject water for marking the location of the marker tag dart hit. The dart guns are spring chocked, and propel the dart with a blast of air from an air pump powered by the spring. Various embodiments and modes of operation are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Shoot the Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Jonathan Corlett, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago
  • Publication number: 20140048561
    Abstract: A rifle or pistol mounted pepper spray device has a slide activation. The device has a housing that attaches to a picatinny rail of a modern sporting rifle. The housing receives a can of pepper spray. The housing and pepper spray slip into a grip. The grip activates the pepper spray when it is pulled toward the user. The device has a lock system as well as a buffer spring to prevent inadvertent spraying of the pepper spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Pro-Defense LLC
    Inventor: Steven D. Mangold
  • Patent number: 8627983
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser in the general shape or form of a gun and a method of using the same in a game of chance similar to Russian Roulette to dispense a beverage. The beverage dispensing includes a frame with a front muzzle end, a rear frame, a grip defining a reservoir, a trigger mechanism and a rotatable cylinder received in the frame. The cylinder includes a rear surface with at least one inset portion capable of receiving an end of the trigger mechanism when the trigger is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Jonah White
  • Publication number: 20130320038
    Abstract: A water gun assembly having a housing with an internal water reservoir. Multiple access opening lead through the housing and into the internal reservoir. The access openings are covered by a cover element. The cover element can be moved relative the housing between a closed configuration and an open configuration. In the closed configuration, the cover element obstructs the access openings. In the open configuration, the cover element does not obstruct the access openings, therein enabling the water reservoir to be rapidly refilled with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: James P. Carty, Robert A. Butkiewicz
  • Patent number: 8562385
    Abstract: A figure includes a body with a first portion including an inlet and a second portion including an outlet. The first portion is submersible in a liquid. A conduit extends between the inlet and the outlet. A pump mechanism is coupled to the conduit. The pump mechanism is operable by a user to draw liquid into the inlet, move the liquid through the conduit, and discharge the liquid from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Rae Matheny, Christopher Goff, Jeffrey A. Saunders
  • Publication number: 20130256335
    Abstract: A toy water gun can include a housing having a first intake port, a second intake port and an outtake port. The housing of the toy water gun (also referred to herein as “water gun”) can define an internal chamber. The toy water gun can include a pump configured to transfer fluid from the first intake port to outside of the housing through the outtake port when the pump is activated and when the first intake port is disposed within an external fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Gigglicious, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Wolfinbarger
  • Publication number: 20130193162
    Abstract: A squirting toy is comprised of a cylindrical housing and a piston that slides within to force water into or out of the housing via a hole therein. The housing is encased within a shell creating a water impervious volume sufficient for the toy to float in water. The shell is soft, so that the gun is not a safety hazard when left floating in a swimming pool. The squirting toy can further include bellows that can provide safety benefits as well as other benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventor: Easebon Services Limited
  • Publication number: 20130193161
    Abstract: A toy gun includes a hydraulic cylinder, a nozzle from which water from the hydraulic cylinder can be expelled, and a hydraulic piston movable in the hydraulic cylinder. The hydraulic cylinder is of a certain surface area. A pneumatic piston is movable in a pneumatic cylinder and is connected to the hydraulic piston. The pneumatic piston has a surface area that is larger than that of the hydraulic piston. Upon triggering, compressed air is delivered to the pneumatic cylinder and pressure induced in the hydraulic cylinder is magnified substantially by the ratio of the two surface areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Chor-Ming Ma
  • Patent number: 8490830
    Abstract: An amusement device for collecting and storing a quantity of air/gas from a selected source and expelling the stored air/gas as desired includes a collapsible bladder having an enclosed interior volume. The bladder being biased against collapse such that the bladder is expanded until being squeezed and such that the bladder once again expands when no longer being squeezed. The bladder including first and second openings into the enclosed interior volume. A first one-way valve is disposed across the first opening and configured to permit the flow of air into the enclosed interior volume through the first opening. A second one-way valve is disposed across second opening and configured to permit the flow of air out of the enclosed interior volume through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Buttercup Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross K. Magers
  • Patent number: 8490831
    Abstract: A squirting toy is comprised of a cylindrical housing and a piston that slides within to force water into or out of the housing via a hole therein. The housing is encased within a shell creating a water impervious volume sufficient for the toy to float in water. The shell is soft, so that the gun is not a safety hazard when left floating in a swimming pool. The squirting toy can further include bellows that can provide safety benefits as well as other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventors: Veronica Pui Chung Wong, Boguslaw Orlowski
  • Patent number: 8479432
    Abstract: The present invention is a non-lethal weapon mount system with modular weapons components comprising at least two personal protection components capable of independent activation, and a means to increase or decrease the intensity level of at least one of the personal protection components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Joel L. Braun
  • Patent number: 8469234
    Abstract: A toy water gun apparatus includes a gun housing having a water chamber and a pressurized air chamber in fluid communication with the water chamber. The water chamber preferably includes an expandable bladder for filling with a quantity of water and has a first end and a second end, the first end connected to a water inlet for releasable connection to source of pressurized water such as a municipal water supply, and the second end connected to a nozzle valve. A trigger mechanism is connected to the nozzle valve to selectively open the valve to dispense a stream of water during play. The apparatus utilizes the naturally high pressure of a common faucet tap while the eliminating the necessity of constant pumping in order to maintain a desirable water stream. Pressure in the air chamber is never lost because it is entirely separate from the water-delivery mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Loominocity Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Loomis
  • Publication number: 20130153599
    Abstract: A water gun discharges water continuously by pushing in and pulling out an operating portion and has a casing imitating a barrel, a rear grip portion and a front grip portion. The casing incorporates a pump mechanism and includes pumping tubing forming a pumping path through which water is pumped up from a water storage tank by the pumping mechanism and a muzzle portion disposed at a front end of the casing. The pump mechanism includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder which are oriented in opposite directions, a first piston slidable forwards and backwards within the first cylinder and a second piston slidable forwards and backwards within the second cylinder, an interlocking member coupled to the first piston and the second piston and brought into engagement with a rear half portion of the casing, pumping check valves, a jet water flowing chamber and a water supply path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130068789
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a beverage dispenser formed in the shape of a gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jesse Jonah White
  • Patent number: 8393498
    Abstract: A toy gun has a body, a chamber and a nozzle. A piston moves within the chamber to cause fluid in the chamber to be emitted via the nozzle. A handle is connected to the body, and a gear mechanism cooperates with the handle and the piston to convert movement of the handle to lesser or greater movement of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys (H.K.) Co., Limited
    Inventor: Chor-Ming Ma
  • Publication number: 20130015203
    Abstract: A light up projection device with a housing and an actuator. The housing has a cavity reservoir for storing a liquid, a front end with an aperture, and a rear end with an opening. The actuator has a handle portion and a plunger portion extending therefrom. The plunger portion encloses the opening of the rear end of the cavity reservoir and interacts with the cavity reservoir to vary the volume of the cavity reservoir. A light source disposed within the actuator illuminates the actuator, the cavity reservoir and/or the liquid being projected from the device. The light source is off when the handle portion abuts the housing. The light source is on when the handle portion is pulled away from the housing, such as when liquid is being drawn into the cavity reservoir or when liquid is being projected from the cavity reservoir through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Zuloff
  • Patent number: 8322572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a beverage dispenser formed in the shape of a gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jesse Jonah White
  • Patent number: 8316897
    Abstract: A toy water gun assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a water gun and a filling station. The filling station connects to a water source such as a hose. The gun connects to the filling station such that, when connected, the trigger is secured in a locked stated, preventing the user from discharging the gun while mounted on the station. In operation, the gun is connected to the filling station until the water reservoir on the gun is filled. The gun is then released from the filling station by engaging a release lever or button. The gun is fully charged, with the water being pressurized during the filling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Francis Lucas
  • Patent number: 8210394
    Abstract: A toy water shooter includes a water chamber, a nozzle, a piston movable within the water chamber, a trigger for moving the piston against water in the water chamber for emission via the nozzle, an anchoring mechanism interacting with the trigger and the piston for preventing movement of the piston against water in the water chamber upon initial user-application of force to the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys (H.K.) Co., Limited
    Inventor: Chor-Ming Ma
  • Publication number: 20120138633
    Abstract: An amusement device for collecting and storing a quantity of air/gas from a selected source and expelling the stored air/gas as desired includes a collapsible bladder having an enclosed interior volume. The bladder being biased against collapse such that the bladder is expanded until being squeezed and such that the bladder once again expands when no longer being squeezed. The bladder including first and second openings into the enclosed interior volume. A first one-way valve is disposed across the first opening and configured to permit the flow of air into the enclosed interior volume through the first opening. A second one-way valve is disposed across second opening and configured to permit the flow of air out of the enclosed interior volume through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BUTTERCUP GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Ross K. Magers
  • Publication number: 20120097704
    Abstract: A toy water gun has an energizable linear-drive piston mechanism selectively operable between anterior translational movement and posterior translational movement. The mechanism drives a piston assembly including a piston head within a piston housing to pressurize a piston chamber for impelling fluid therefrom. A discharge structure is in fluid-flow communication with the piston chamber. The mechanism includes a reversible, electric motor and an actuator switch for selectively actuating the reversible, electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: JOHNSON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Lonnie G. Johnson, John M. Baxley
  • Patent number: 8123077
    Abstract: A squirting toy is comprised of a cylindrical housing and a piston that slides within to force water into or out of the housing via a hole therein. The housing is encased within a shell creating a water impervious volume sufficient for the toy to float in water. The shell is soft, so that the gun is not a safety hazard when left floating in a swimming pool. Handles associated with one or both actuating portions of the squirting toy are provided for gripping and operating the squirting toy more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventors: Boguslaw Orlowski, Veronica Wong, Francis Chia