Handgun Receiver Usable On Either Side Of Torso Patents (Class 224/192)
  • Patent number: 11054215
    Abstract: A firearm retention mechanism is provided for a holster. The device comprises first and second arms that each have a first end and a second end, outwardly extending retention elements and trigger guard stops, and a fastener which connects the first and second arms so that they define an open top, with the retention elements and trigger guard stops facing one another, the trigger guard stops located below the retention elements. The arms are connected to sides of the holster with the open top facing upwardly to receive a trigger guard of the firearm, which is then pressed between the retention elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Turning Point Distribution, LLC
    Inventor: David Foster
  • Patent number: 10952524
    Abstract: Disclosed is an invention in the field of food preparation. The present disclosure describes a holster apparatus for holding one or more food preparation utensils capable of being worn by a person for use during food preparation. The holster configuration is capable of maintaining health standards required for a food preparation environment and may be patterned or configured to house various types of food preparation utensils. The holster of the present disclosure is capable of adjustment for individual fit and may include further holsters or receptacles for holding utensils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Samuel J. Mandell, III
  • Patent number: 10866063
    Abstract: A holster including a hip plate, a bracket mount detachably engaged with the hip plate, and a shroud for removably receiving a firearm therein and being adjustably connected to the bracket mount, the shroud being angularly adjustable with respect to the bracket mount. The bracket mount may be slidably engaged with the hip plate. The hip plate may define a bracket mount receiving slot, wherein the bracket mount is slidably received within the receiving slot. Also, a strapless shoulder holster may include a hip mount and a shroud for removably receiving a firearm therein and secured to and positioned above the hip mount, wherein the shroud is angularly adjustable about three axes of rotation. The shroud may also be attached to and rotatable about a pivotable stanchion rod extending vertically from and being secured to the mounting bracket. The stanchion rod may also be adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: John N. Rassias
  • Patent number: 10856642
    Abstract: A universally configurable pocket holster includes a pocket clip having a U-shaped bend with integrally formed front and rear legs in overlying relationship from the U-shaped bend with one leg having a small aperture, a first horizontal traversing strap with first and second surfaces with one surface being substantially covered with one fastener component of a hook and loop material and the other surface is substantially covered with the other fastener component of a hook and loop material, a second perpendicular traversing strap with first and second surfaces being substantially covered with one fastener component of a hook and loop material and the other surface is substantially covered with the other fastener component of a hook and loop material, and a fastening point that forms an axis connecting the traversing straps, and the pocket clip allowing for the assembly to slightly rotate or swing from one side to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Neal Spell
  • Patent number: 10653231
    Abstract: A retention device includes a body having a first surface and a second surface and defined by a perimeter wall. The second surface is configured to be coupled to an article of clothing. A first retention element is releasably coupled to the body and is configured to be coupled to a weapon system to maintain the weapon system in a fixed position with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Nikkita Gordon
  • Patent number: 10571104
    Abstract: A portable lamp includes at least one lighting device and at least one handle body. The at least one handle body has two end portions and a turning space defined between the two end portions. The at least one lighting device is rotatably mounted between the two end portions of the at least one handle body. The at least one lighting device is selectively arranged to be maintained in the turning space of the at least one handle body as a folded state and rotated with the at least one handle body to have an included angle between the at least one lighting body and the at least one handle body as an unfolded state. The portable lamp can adjust the state of the at least one lighting device without moving the at least one handle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NINGBO FUTAI ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10563953
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide an adjustable retention system for an implement holster (such as a handgun holster, for example). The retention device of the adjustable retention system can be temporarily or permanently coupled to a holster, and includes at least one retention bump protruding from a surface of a base of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Tedder, Timothy Treto, Jacob Shearer, Silas Van Natter
  • Patent number: 10415928
    Abstract: A convertible holster system having a bare holster sleeve that accommodates an external left or right belt carry, a left or right internal or external waistband/boot/pocket carry, a left or right dual underarm carry with adjustable holster cant, a removable left or right thumb break, an ammo clip pocket or shoulder harness stabilizer strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Gabor Jwszenski
  • Patent number: 10386156
    Abstract: A firearm holding apparatus that is used to conceal and hold a firearm underneath clothing such as, but not limited to, a jacket or coat is provided. Additionally, the firearm holding apparatus can be used as a pair of suspenders in order to hold up a pair of pants or trousers. The firearm holding apparatus comprises a first strap, a second strap, a firearm holster, and an ammunition pouch. The first strap and the second form a harness which allows the user to wear the firearm holding apparatus around his or her shoulders. The firearm holster is a designed to hold a firearm. The ammunition pouch is designed to hold ammunition for a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: James C Shorter
  • Patent number: 10330435
    Abstract: A holster for a weapon that has a lovable actuator, such as a safety, has a movable holster part, such as a hood, that is supported on a body portion of the holster for movement relative to the body portion between an open position allowing the weapon to be removed from the body portion of the holster and a closed position blocking removal of the weapon from the body portion of the holster. The hood has an engagement portion that engages the safety of the weapon when the hood is moved from the open position to the closed position at a time when the weapon is in the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew McKendrick, Dylan Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10317169
    Abstract: A holster for a handgun includes a holster body having a chamber for receiving the handgun. An adjustable and resilient tensioner is mounted on the holster body in a position to be engaged by a handgun in the chamber, the tensioner being operable to apply a resilient biasing force to the handgun in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew McKendrick
  • Patent number: 10295305
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a molded backer and/or a molded cover for a holster. The backer may be combined with one or more shell components (i.e., covers) to form a case for a weapon, tool, or other implement. The backer and/or the cover may be formed to include one or more features on a surface of the backer and/or cover, for tuning a relative friction of the surface of the backer and/or cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TEDDER INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Tedder, Tim Treto
  • Patent number: 10274284
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a mounting dock assembly to receive and to support an implement (such as a handgun, for example) or an implement holster (such as a handgun holster, for example), in a variety of configurations. The dock assembly comprises a plurality of dock units, each dock unit including a substantially planar hard mount component having one or more guide ridges and a mounting portion for temporarily or permanently coupling the dock unit to a desired surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TEDDER INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Tedder, Jacob Shearer
  • Patent number: 10222174
    Abstract: A holstering system including a base member and a holster that defines at least one opening adapted to receive and removably retain a firearm or other personal safety device. An articulating fastening mechanism removably mounts the holster to the base member. The fastening mechanism includes a first attachment member that defines an axis perpendicular to the base member and the holster and at least one second attachment member spaced from the first attachment member. The second attachment member is movable about a predetermined arcuate path relative to the axis defined by the first attachment member so as to change the angular orientation of the opening of the holster relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Tracey L. Robertson, Austin J. Duffy
  • Patent number: 10209032
    Abstract: A holster assembly is configured to be worn on a belt. The holster assembly has a holster inner portion, joined to a holster outer portion. The holster outer portion further includes an outer wall that is defined by an outer wall axis. A first clip is joined to the holster inner portion and the holster outer portion. The first clip further comprises a first clip upper portion top portion that is an arc that is extruded along a top portion central axis. An angle measured counterclockwise from the top portion central axis to the outer wall axis is at least five degrees but no more than fifteen degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Rene Aguirre
  • Patent number: 10126097
    Abstract: Purse carry is an option for carrying a handgun and providing effective concealment. A caveat to purse carry is that placement of a bolstered handgun in a purse makes it less accessible and can cost precious seconds to draw in a self-defense situation. Disclosed is a purse mount device that addresses and minimizes this problem and is capable of being used in various purses and is capable of being used with various handgun/holster combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Caresse L. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 10101120
    Abstract: An inside waistband holster includes a front panel comprising a waistband connector that holds a top side of the front panel at a waistline of a user's pants. The holster also includes a back panel attached to the front panel, such as along a bottom side of the back panel and the front panel and along lower sides of the back panel and the front panel. The front panel and the back panel define a pouch in which a firearm may in stored, and a top portion of the front panel is unattached to the back panel. The back panel includes a flap configured to extend over the front panel and to releasably connect to the waistband connector in a stored condition. The flap is also configured to be pulled upward such that the top portion of the front panel peels away from the back panel in an exposed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Turning Point Distribution, LLC
    Inventors: Cecil Wayne Gordon, David A. Foster
  • Patent number: 10064479
    Abstract: A scabbard holder for securing a scabbard to a user's leg includes a hard shell configured to be secured to the scabbard, a cushioned pad connected to the hard shell, the cushioned pad being configured to be positioned between the hard shell and the user's leg, and a leg strap configured to secure the holder and the scabbard to the user's leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sherrill, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bonner, Cale Royer, Carson Royer, Cornelius McDaid
  • Patent number: 9915500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable firearm carrier including a bag having an interior compartment and a burst zipper for accessing the interior compartment. The portable firearm carrier also includes a handgun holster mounted within the interior compartment of the bag. The handgun holster is arranged and configured to retain a handgun at a position where the handgun can be accessed through the burst zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Josh Ralph
  • Patent number: 9841255
    Abstract: A holster spacer adaptable for use within a holster assembly including a wearable component and a separable holster supported by the wearable component. The holster spacer includes a wearable component-facing surface, a holster-facing surface opposite the wearable component-facing surface, a mounting interface, an internal cavity provided between the wearable component-facing surface and the holster-facing surface, and a sensor operable to detect a parameter relating to an implement positionable within the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick D. Koskan, Scott M. Alazraki, Daniel A. Tealdi
  • Patent number: 9829276
    Abstract: A holster device is disclosed that can conform or contour a body part or article of clothing to which the holster device is secured to. In addition, the holster device can include wings that are attached to a shell, with the wings being configured to flex by way of flexible and/or compressible spacers that are secured between the wings and shell of the holster device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: StealthGearUSA LLC
    Inventor: Paul Laemmlen
  • Patent number: 9801455
    Abstract: A number of apparatus, devices, and methods for securing and concealing handguns, handgun accessories and other accessories are disclosed. The devices can include one or more sticky surfaces for securing the handguns and accessories with garments or other devices. The devices can include containers or container portions for receiving a handgun or accessories and attachment portions for attaching the container or container portions to a garment, device, or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Christoff
  • Patent number: 9784530
    Abstract: A gun holster system includes a body having a front side and a back side forming an upper opening disposed therebetween and forming a lower opening at a lower surface of the body; a strap assembly integrally secured to the body; a first magnet disposed within a thickness of the fastener protrusion; and a second magnet disposed within a thickness of the housing. The strap assembly includes an elongated strap extending from the body; a fastener protrusion extending from a surface of the elongated strap; and a faster housing extending from an outer surface of the back side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: James Myers
  • Patent number: 9494278
    Abstract: The purpose of the Holster Rest is to provide a secure mounting location for a holster and hand gun when the holster is not attached to a belt or clothing. The design and function allows the user to easily install and remove and relocate quickly to another location. The Holster Rest was designed to be lightweight, strong and portable The Injection Mold process for manufacture will use a plastic composite material which gives it strength and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Frank M. Mantua
  • Patent number: 9267760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a holster for holding an object in a left handed, a right handed, a straight draw, and/or a cross draw arrangement in a first orientation or a second orientation. The holster is worn between the torso of the wearer and the wearer's waistband for carrying or concealing the weapon. The holster is vertically and angularly adjustable for providing a comfortable fit and easy access to the weapon by the wearer. The holster mounts onto the wearer's waistband while allowing the wearer to tuck his shirt between the holster and the waistband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bushnell, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Slinkard
  • Patent number: 9027811
    Abstract: A holster for securing a handgun to a wearer's body by way of a belt. The holster includes a body member having a central body portion which has an endless elastic loop member extending therearound. The body member has a first belt opening at one side of the central body portion and a second belt opening at the other side of the central body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Martin A. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8991668
    Abstract: A holster or firearm anchor-designed to house a weapon or firearm, preferably a handgun. In particular, the holster is adapted to be worn by a user in a concealed fashion under various outer garments, the holster comprising components that are capable of conforming to various body contours and additionally being able to substantially control the vertical and horizontal motion of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew P. Pylypiak
  • Patent number: 8973799
    Abstract: A hanger bracket is attached to any existing gun holster with the existing holster belt clip removed from the holster and attached to a top of the bracket. The bottom of the bracket is attached to the holster at the previous attachment location of the belt clip to the holster. The belt clip is attached over the outside of a belt of a user and the bracket, holster and gun are inserted down inside the pants of the user for complete concealment. The shape, spacing, orientation, and number of holster attachment openings through the bracket make it adaptable to a variety of holsters and adjustable to various vertical heights of the holster attachment to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Leopoldo Ruiz, III, Jose M Herrera, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150041506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a concealed carry system that is configured in such a manner as to alleviate the inherent disadvantages of other concealed carrying devices. The present invention generally relates to a concealed carry system for carrying firearms. More particularly, the present invention relates to a conceal carry system which completely conceals and enables the wearer to carry self-defense items such as a handgun, mace, knife, etc. and personal items such as a cell phone, credit cards etc. without revealing the shapes, thus allowing the user to dress in a manner of choice or comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tessa Renaud
  • Patent number: 8925773
    Abstract: A holster assembly for a revolver includes a holster pocket for removably accommodating a revolver therein, the holster pocket generally surrounding an insertion axis of the revolver, and a locking device arranged in the holster pocket for automatically engaging the revolver upon insertion into the holster pocket and selectively operable to allow subsequent removal of the revolver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Salariland, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton
  • Patent number: 8910839
    Abstract: A firearm holster assembly includes a holster pocket having an interior volume for accommodating a firearm within, a locking device mounted within the interior volume for selectively impeding the withdrawal of the firearm therefrom, the locking device including an operating lever extending outwardly from the holster pocket and operable to disengage the locking device from the firearm, and a locking device safety mechanism mounted to the holster pocket and including an operating arm operable to selectively inhibit operation of the operating lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton
  • Patent number: 8851344
    Abstract: Holsters have a body defining a chamber configured to removably receive a portion of a firearm, the chamber including a trigger guard receiving portion configured to receive a trigger guard of the firearm, first and second retention latches connected to the body, each of the latches being movable between a retention position in which the firearm resists extraction from the holder and an extraction position in which the firearm is free to be extracted from the holder, each of the latches having a stop portion positioned behind a portion of the front trigger guard portion when the latch is in the retention position, and the stop portion being positioned laterally clear of the front trigger guard portion when the latches and the extraction position. Each of the latches may be spring biased to the retention position. Each of the latches may be pivotally connected to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Gunhide Properties, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Baumann, Gene DeSantis
  • Patent number: 8727294
    Abstract: A handgun holding system featuring a base plate with a pair of slots, each slot has a bracket that can slide and rotate within its respective slot. The first bracket has a spring clip for temporarily engaging the grip portion of a handgun, and the second bracket has a boot with an inner magnet for temporarily engaging the barrel of the handgun. The base plate can be mounted to a surface via a mounting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas C. Harms
  • Patent number: 8720753
    Abstract: A handgun holster has a shaped holster body with through cavity for inserting and withdrawing the gun, which is furnished with a support for attaching the holster to the user, with a trigger safety catch and with a security system against removal of the gun from the holster where, in each of the two side walls of the holster body, in the area designed for ensuring the position of the inserted gun, there is a specularly arranged recess in which a safety catch is lodged. This recess has an opening for passage of the functional part of the safety catch into the cavity of the holster in the area designed for positioning the trigger guard of the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Miroslav Bene{hacek over (s)}
  • Patent number: 8714423
    Abstract: A holster for accommodating a handgun having an attached, offset accessory, including walls defining a cavity for receiving the handgun and the attached accessory, a retention means that is capable of retaining a handgun and accessory in the holster, wherein the retention means includes a lever that is pivotally connected, via a pivot pin, to the first side wall approximately between a finger button end and an engagement end, wherein the engagement end includes a locking portion, formed on a second side of the engagement end, wherein the lever is pivotable between an engaged position and a disengaged position and wherein the lever is biased, via a spring means, to the engaged position, such that when the lever is in the engaged position, the locking portion may extend inside the cavity and inside the inner surface of the trigger guard of a handgun that is secured into the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Kincaid, Thomas M. Gregory, Birten L. Todd, Eric M. Yeates, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 8517234
    Abstract: An accessory attachment system having a platform body with a platform recess, an accessory mounting plate having a plurality of mounting plate projections extending therefrom and a plurality of mounting plate apertures formed therethrough, wherein at least some of the mounting plate projections correspond to at least some of the slots so that when the mounting plate projections are aligned with the corresponding slots, the accessory mounting plate can pass the locking ledge into the platform recess, at least one release lever that is pivotable between a locking position and an unlocking position, and a plurality of internal stops formed within the platform recess, wherein the accessory mounting plate can be secured within a portion of the platform recess such that the mounting plate projections are secured between the internal stops and the accessory plate engagement portion when the release lever is in the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Kincaid, Eric M. Yeates, Thomas M. Gregory, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 8381953
    Abstract: A gun holster fastening system for supporting a handgun in a position proximate to the ribcage area of the wearer is provided. The gun holster fastening system including a holster case having a pistol receiving compartment, and a holster support band attached to the holster case. The holster support band is sized to extend around a wearer's ribcage. The system also includes holster support strut sized to span between the wearer's ribcage area and a wearer's trouser waistband area, such that the holster support strut has a proximate end adjacent to the holster case, a distal end, an internal face, and an external face. The holster support strut is configured to support the gun fastening system and prevent the holster case and holster support band from moving down a wearer's ribcage. The distal end has a plurality of belt cleats which extend from the external face of the holster support strut to define at least one belt channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred Vennemeyer
  • Publication number: 20120292354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a concealed firearm carrying device that is configured in such a manner as to alleviate the inherent disadvantages of other concealed carrying devices; it incorporates safety features that good practice dictates without interfering with practical use. The device is made in such a fashion so as to cover the firearm's upper assembly to help retain the shape of the holster and secure the firearm, and to cover the trigger and trigger guard thus reducing the possibility of an accidental discharge when drawing the firearm. The device is further configured to provide sufficient clearance for inserting the fingers of the drawing hand on the front side of the firearm's butt below the firearm's trigger guard. The quick releasing type of closure mechanism including magnetic closure further provides quick withdrawal of the firearm carried within the device and the device is adapted to receive firearms of various sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Clyde Baxley
  • Patent number: 8215525
    Abstract: A lockable holster includes a shroud having an elongated opening to receive a handgun with the grip of the handgun outside the shroud. A biasing member at the first end of the shroud applies a biasing force on the firing end of the handgun to bias opposite end of the handgun into engagement with the locking arrangement at the opposite second end of the shroud to secure the handgun in the shroud. In another non-limiting embodiment of the invention, the holster is mounted on a plate having fasteners passing through elongated slits into the top of the shroud to angle the shroud relative to the plate, and the plate is mounted for vertical adjustment on a U-shaped securing clamp. The holster further includes mechanical arrangements which prevent unauthorized removal of the handgun from the shroud, prevents firing the handgun when in the shroud, and signals a loaded handgun in the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: John N. Rassias
  • Publication number: 20110114681
    Abstract: The Apron Gun Holster, is for use by either right- or left-handed wearers. It is comprised of an inside panel that has two hidden pockets for one or two pistols and a front panel that provides concealment, useful for gun magazines, bullets, and/or items such as a cell phone, pens, or whatever the need may be. This invention will be especially beneficial for those running convenience stores which are often targeted for crime and for women in business settings wishing a comfortable gun holster. In accordance with the above objectives the gun(s) sits in left or right pockets inwardly from a panel generally conforming to the curve of the body at the thigh, providing comfort over a prolonged period of time, concealment and accessibility to facilitate quick-draw. The Apron Gun Holster can be made economically utilizing a variety of fabrics, plastics and a variety of alternative materials (leather etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Eliane Cora Niemann
  • Patent number: 7922050
    Abstract: A handgun holster comprising a shaped holster body with a cavity for inserting and withdrawing the gun, which is furnished with a belt loop for attaching the holster to the belt, with a trigger guard and with a security system against removal of the gun from the holster consisting of a restraining strap to go around the gun and a release lever for that strap, mutually connected at a control point by a snap connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Miroslav Bene{hacek over (s)}
  • Publication number: 20100108728
    Abstract: A holster for a concealable handgun has a front assembly, a rear assembly, and straps for securing the holster to a user's body. The front assembly and rear assembly are joined to each other to form a pocket, open at the top, to receive a handgun. Each of the front and rear assemblies is formed from a sandwich of flexible fabric folded in half to form a top edge, and joined to each other to form the pocket opening at the top. The rear assembly further includes a waterproof layer of fabric to act as a barrier preventing moisture from the user to affect the handgun. A strap is secured to each side of the open top edge and the straps adjustably secured to each other around the user. When the straps are secured, tension passes through the open top of the pocket forcing the top edges of the first and second assemblies closed and securing the handgun in the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Michael A. Castaneda
  • Patent number: 7562797
    Abstract: The invention is a security holster configured for use by left-handed users, with a release tab on the left side of the holster, a locking tab on the right side of the holster, which generally engages the ejection port of a gun, and a linkage between the release tab and the locking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Tactical Design Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Senn, Taylor Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7543404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for carrying small arms. The inventive method provides for use of a holster having a slot for a pistol grip. When a pistol is straightwardly pushed in the holster, the safety-stop thereof is switched in armed position. The pistol is removable by the opposite displacement thereof. The body of the inventive holster comprises guides for a breechblock, a spring loaded lock thereof, and a unit for switching said breechbloc which is arranged on the sidewall of said body on the side of the safety-stop of the pistol and embodied in the form of a spring loaded fork. The lock is embodied in the form of a cantilever plate provided with an arrester which is mounted in such a way that it interacts with the breechblock and the indicator of the safety-stop when it is switched on. In the second variant, the switching means is embodied in the form of a shaped window which has a simple trapezium shape and is arranged on the sidewall of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Valeriy Adamovich Kovalchuk, Vladimir Georgievich Lemehko, Evgeniv Eduardovich Yamschikov, Gainan Gumaraovich Junusov, Sergey Adamovitch Kovalchuk
  • Publication number: 20090001117
    Abstract: A lockable holster includes a shroud having an elongated opening to receive a handgun with the grip of the handgun outside the shroud. A biasing member at the first end of the shroud applies a biasing force on the firing end of the handgun to bias opposite end of the handgun into engagement with the locking arrangement at the opposite second end of the shroud to secure the handgun in the shroud. In another non-limiting embodiment of the invention, the holster is mounted on a plate having fasteners passing through elongated slits into the top of the shroud to angle the shroud relative to the plate, and the plate is mounted for vertical adjustment on a U-shaped securing clamp. The holster further includes mechanical arrangements which prevent unauthorized removal of the handgun from the shroud, prevents firing the handgun when in the shroud, and signals a loaded handgun in the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: John N. Rassias
  • Publication number: 20080105721
    Abstract: The invention provides a retention member with friction producing portion for mounting a hand gun or magazine holster on a user's pants and/or belt that increases the gripping power between the holster and the user's hip thereby permitting quick withdrawal of the gun or magazine from the holster while allowing the holster to remain securely against the user's hip. Also provided is a unitary inside the waistband rigid plastic hand gun or magazine holster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chanan Har-Shen
  • Patent number: 7320420
    Abstract: An improved holster holding device for fastening a holster onto a wearer includes a belt angle adjustment for changing an angle between a belt and a belt plate. Holster adjustment means for changing an angle between a belt plate or clip-on plate and a holster are included. The holster adjustment includes arcuate slots for accepting fastening devices that fasten the holster to the belt or clip-on plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Blackhawk Industries Product Group Unlimited LLC
    Inventors: Chuck Buis, Clifton L Cook, Eric M. Yeates
  • Patent number: 7314152
    Abstract: A holster for a gun has a body with an interior suitable for the receipt of the gun therein, a belt-receiving first clip assembly removably affixed to one side of the body, and a belt-receiving second clip assembly removably affixed to an opposite side of the body. The clip assemblies are adjustably positioned relative to the body. Each of the clip assemblies includes a clip member and a flexible tab connected to the respective opposite sides of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Gregg A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 7258259
    Abstract: A receptacle for firearms that comprises a primary receiving cavity for a firearm that is considered to be semi-universal and has multifunctional capabilities. This primary receptacle allows the user to adjust the receiving cavity to fit a plethora of sizes, styles, and calibers within a certain model line. This is accomplished by a series of dual adjustment springs and molded stops that function together to customize tension and squeeze within the receptacle. The compact and ergonomic design allows the receptacle to be easily interchangeable among a variety of carriage or mounting apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: William R. Owens
  • Patent number: 7204395
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for flexing a concealed holster to secure the contents of the holster in the holster. An elongate substantially rigid elastically flexible sling is secured to a side of the holster such that the elongate member and side of the holster can be partially separated so the wearer's shirts can be inserted therebetween to conceal the holster. The lower end of the sling can be flexed outwardly away from the side of the holster such that a portion of the outer side adjacent the lower end is, when the sling is flexed outwardly to insert the wearer's shirt, flexed inwardly to compress a pistol in the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Richard N. Gallagher