Handgun Receiver Patents (Class 224/238)
  • Patent number: 10879217
    Abstract: A multi-color light emitting pixel unit includes a first type of light emitting transistor formed on a substrate and including a first segment of a first metal layer and a first segment of a first type of light emitting layer in an order from bottom to top, and a second type of light emitting transistor formed on the substrate and including a second segment of the first metal layer, a second segment of the first type of light emitting layer, a first segment of a second metal layer, a first segment of a second type of light emitting layer in an order from bottom to top, and a first electrical connector connecting the second segment of the first metal layer and the first segment of the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Qunchao Xu
  • Patent number: 10644195
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a light emitting diode device and a light emitting diode device are provided. The manufacturing method of the light emitting diode device includes: forming a light emitting lamination layer on a base substrate, the light emitting lamination layer including a first semiconductor layer, a first light emitting layer, a second semiconductor layer, a second light emitting layer and a third semiconductor layer sequentially formed on the base substrate; dividing the light emitting lamination layer to form a plurality of light emitting units spaced from each other, each light emitting unit including a first area and a second area spaced from each other; and removing the third semiconductor layer and the second light emitting layer in the first area to form a first sub light emitting unit, and the second area being used for forming a second sub light emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Tian, Ming Zhai, Shuqian Dou, Dayong Zhou, Jun Cheng, Xiaoliang Fu, Zhiqiang Fan, Taesung Kang
  • Patent number: 10578397
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a holster mount assembly, to mount and to support an implement (such as a handgun, for example) or an implement holster (such as a handgun holster or shell, for example), or the like, in a variety of configurations. The holster mount assembly is arranged to be worn on a user's person, clothing, or gear (backpacks, gear packs, accessories, straps, belts, etc.), for example, for temporarily and safely carrying the implement, while making the implement easily accessible to the user. In various embodiments, the holster mount assembly is comprised of two primary components, where one of the two components is coupled to the implement or implement holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Tedder, Silas Van Natter, Taylor Vold, Drew Stephens
  • Patent number: 10334939
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing mobile devices to a belt are presented. The invention has a receiver coupled to a belt, e.g. utility belt. The receiver is a stud of a one-way fastener coupled to the belt with a post. A clip with a socket of the one-way fastener is removably couplable to the receiver. The clip is made of a flexible member with a grip section on one side of said socket and a lanyard section on an opposing side of the socket. The grip section is configured for a user to grip and pull to disengage the clip from the receiver. A lanyard is coupled to the clip through a hole in the lanyard section and secured with a nut. A mobile device is removably coupled to the other end of the lanyard and also secured with a similar type nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Spencer Nikosey
  • Patent number: 10247514
    Abstract: A waterproof holster includes articulating main body and cover that come together to form a cavity that is sealed off from the external environment. A sealing component improves the sealing of the main body and cover. The holster includes a latch for opening and closing the main body and cover. The holster also includes within the interior cavity a dock for securing a firearm or other piece of equipment to be stored within the holster. The holster is part of a system including user-wearable accessories such as a belt and leg straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Darin Chambers
  • Patent number: 9766037
    Abstract: An adjustable locking holster for securing a firearm against unauthorized removal of the firearm from the holster. The holster includes a security retention system that deters unauthorized removal of the firearm from the holster, while allowing authorized users to readily access and remove the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Assembled Products Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Irwin
  • Patent number: 9347741
    Abstract: Holster mechanism techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus comprises a holster configured to secure a device, a hood connected to the holster, and a locking mechanism. The hood comprises a biasing portion configured to receive a force to cause the hood to move between a closed position and an open position. The locking mechanism comprises a first locking portion and a second locking portion configured to engage the first locking portion to secure the hood in the closed position or the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Blade-Tech Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryce Wegner, Thomas Crawford, Aaron Kravik
  • Patent number: 9103627
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a concealed handgun behind a handheld electronic device in a carrier. A carry case is provided that has a front panel, a rear panel, and a middle panel. The front panel, middle panel and rear panel are oriented in parallel. The front panel contains at least one area that is transparent. A forward compartment is defined within the carry case between the front panel and the middle panel. The forward compartment is sized to receive and hold a handheld electronic device. A rearward compartment is defined within the carry case between the middle panel and the rear panel. A gun holster is connected to the carry case within the rearward compartment. The rearward compartment is behind the forward compartment and is large enough to surround the gun holster and a handgun set into the gun holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Russell C. Campbell
  • 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: 8899458
    Abstract: A holder for carrying cell phones and other small items is arranged to attach to a belt or other strap, or to a belt loop. The holder is of simple construction, including an elongated backing member and a cover that is attached to the bottom region of the backing member to form a pocket or holster that is open at the top. The backing member is divided near its upper end by a fold to form a first flap and a generally rectangular opening through the backing member, sized and shaped to accommodate a belt loop, is placed adjacent to and below the fold. A second flap is attached to the backing member at a location adjacent to and below the opening and is arranged to fold upwardly to cover the opening and to form a channel for a belt or other strap. The second flap is secured in that position by folding down the first flap and securing it to the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Troy A. Heien, Robert Skophammer
  • 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: 8690032
    Abstract: A firearm holster system is described that includes a body configured to receive a firearm mounted with a firearm accessory. The holster includes an engagement member including two rail interfaces: one for detachably mounting the engagement member to the firearm, and another for detachably mounting a firearm accessory to the engagement member. The body of the holster is adapted to receive and detachably secure the engagement member. The holster can accommodate most standard firearms, and most firearm accessories. The holster includes a lockable lever to secure the engagement member to the body of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Helgen Industries Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baumann, Eugene DeSantis
  • Patent number: 8684242
    Abstract: A holster with interchangeable cowling members for reconfiguring the holster pocket to accommodate pistols of varying sizes including pistols with add-on attachments including a frame member forming at least a first portion of a holster pocket, a cowling member cooperatively associated with the frame member forming a second portion of the holster pocket, at least one slide member associated with one of the frame member and cowling member, at least one groove associated with the other of the frame member and cowling member, the groove being adaptable to receive the slide member for selective longitudinal movement therealong, and a latch device having a first portion cooperating with the frame member and a second portion cooperating with the cowling member and operable to selectively prevent relative movement therebetween. The groove, slide member and latch device releasably mount the cowling member to the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Pomeroy, Michael E. Cole, Scott V. Evans
  • Patent number: 8602275
    Abstract: A quick release device for preventing unwarranted withdrawal of a hand gun from a holster, comprising a thumb actuated hood translatably fixed with respect to and rotatable about a fixed axis between a rearward position overlying the holster opening and a forward position removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Here Be Dragons, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Kiger, Frank A. Howell
  • Patent number: 8297562
    Abstract: A mounting platform for removable attachment between tunnel segments of parallel webbing, including at least one accessory attachment portion; at least one primary coupling portion extending from the accessory attachment portion; a hook extending from a portion of the primary coupling portion, wherein the hook allows the primary coupling portion of the primary coupling portion to be removably secured to a portion of webbing when the primary coupling portion has been positioned within a tunnel segment of the parallel webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Yeates, Birten L. Todd, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx
  • Publication number: 20120091175
    Abstract: A holster adapted worn by an individual as a means of containing an item. An exemplary embodiment comprises a containing means with an inside and an outside surface where the containing means may be selectively connected to a covering means via a securing means. In preferred exemplary embodiments, the covering means covers substantially all or a portion of the outside surface of the containing means so that it protects the containing means from wear. The covering means may be reversible offering users the ability to have different holster surfaces in the same unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Kurt H. de Nijs
  • Patent number: 8141758
    Abstract: A holster for retaining a pistol has a frame configured to receive a pistol, with a first pistol retention facility on the frame. The first pistol retention facility has a secure condition and a release condition, and operates operable to prevent extraction of a pistol from the holster when in the secure condition, and to enable extraction of the pistol when in the release condition. The first pistol retention facility includes a first actuator operable in response to deliberate user force to set the first pistol retention facility in the release condition. The holster has a second pistol retention facility on the frame, and having a secure condition and a release condition, and operable to prevent extraction of a pistol from the holster when in the secure condition, and to enable extraction of the pistol when in the release condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Spielberger
  • Patent number: 7461765
    Abstract: A security hood assembly for a holster includes a hood that is movably supported in association with a holster body so that the hood extends over a portion of a holstered handgun or other service item when the hood in a closed position, to prevent unauthorized removal of the service item. A lever may be operably coupled to the hood for driving the hood toward an open position, to allow the service item to be removed from the holster. In some embodiments, a latch mechanism releasably engages when the hood is in the closed position to prevent the hood from being opened through direct manipulation of the hood. The hood is preferably formed of a substantially rigid material, such as injection molded plastic. Holsters including the security hood assembly may also include internal retention devices, hood biasing mechanisms, and electronic devices responsive to opening of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Michaels of Oregon Co.
    Inventors: John M. French, Brian J. Shults
  • Patent number: 7117625
    Abstract: A holster with a light rail affixed thereto. The light rail may include a plurality of ridges spaced from one another along a rail axis, the ridges being separated by grooves that are transverse to the rail axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Dov Pikielny
  • Patent number: 6926182
    Abstract: A taser holster includes a carrier for detachably fastening on a user's body, a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the carrier and defining a storage compartment, having a top opening, between the carrier and the pouch panel for receiving a taser, and a shielding flap, having a predetermined size and shape, overlappedly extended from the carrier for selectively folding from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the shielding flap is folded to enclose the top opening of the storage compartment so as to cover a butt of the taser for protection purpose. In the opened position, the shielding flap is held by the carrier, which allows the taser withdrawing from the storage compartment efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6769581
    Abstract: A holster includes a quick release withdrawal restraint and is constructed of an inner and outer sidewall joined together along a front and back to define an inner cavity with an open top shaped to fit a handgun. The quick restraint includes a mechanical blocking element located in the inner cavity to engage a portion of the handgun adjacent the ejection port to inhibit withdrawal upwardly prior to rearward movement of the handgun. A second mechanical blocking element is also provided adjacent the rear of the trigger guard that is biased into a first position to prevent rearward movement of the gun and a second position that allows for rearward movement of a gun when the second blocking element is moved by pressure on a thumb or finger ledge. A third mechanical blocking element is provided to prevent motion of a handgun when holstered in a manner to cause movement of the second blocking element from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040112932
    Abstract: A taser holster includes a carrier for detachably fastening on a user's body, a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the carrier and defining a storage compartment, having a top opening, between the carrier and the pouch panel for receiving a taser, and a shielding flap, having a predetermined size and shape, overlappedly extended from the carrier for selectively folding from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the shielding flap is folded to enclose the top opening of the storage compartment so as to cover a butt of the taser for protection purpose. In the opened position, the shielding flap is held by the carrier, which allows the taser withdrawing from the storage compartment efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6691906
    Abstract: A taser holster includes a carrier for detachably fastening on a user's body, a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the carrier and defining a storage compartment, having a top opening, between the carrier and the pouch panel for receiving a taser, and a shielding flap, having a predetermined size and shape, overlappedly extended from the carrier for selectively folding from a closed position to an opened position. In the closed position, the shielding flap is folded to enclose the top opening of the storage compartment so as to cover a butt of the taser for protection purpose. In the opened position, the shielding flap is held by the carrier, which allows the taser withdrawing from the storage compartment efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6685066
    Abstract: A thigh rig includes a carrier and a quick-attach arrangement. The carrier includes a pad body, having a front side and a rear side, for detachably attaching on a user's body and a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the front side of the pad body to define a storage compartment, for receiving a pistol-like weapon therein, between the pad body and the pouch panel. The storage compartment has a top opening having a holding portion formed by a top edge of the pouch panel. The quick-attach arrangement includes a pair of reinforcing elements spacedly provided at the top opening of the storage compartment for selectively adjusting a width of the holding portion of the top opening, so as to securely hold a wrist of the weapon in the storage compartment in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Publication number: 20030141328
    Abstract: A thigh rig includes a carrier and a quick-attach arrangement. The carrier includes a pad body, having a front side and a rear side, for detachably attaching on a user's body and a pouch panel overlappedly provided on the front side of the pad body to define a storage compartment, for receiving a pistol-like weapon therein, between the pad body and the pouch panel. The storage compartment has a top opening having a holding portion formed by a top edge of the pouch panel. The quick-attach arrangement includes a pair of reinforcing elements spacedly provided at the top opening of the storage compartment for selectively adjusting a width of the holding portion of the top opening, so as to securely hold a wrist of the weapon in the storage compartment in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: James Victor Cragg
  • Patent number: 6575343
    Abstract: An improved holster and mounting bracket assembly made adaptable for use by law enforcement personnel as well as other professionals whom are required to wear for sustained periods of time a handgun, particularly those of the full size service type. The holster generally comprises a handgun pouch having front and back walls substantially symmetrical and parallel to one another, with the walls being held together by a barrel pad and a trigger guard support, a pair of extending straps each being fitted with a snap fastening button to secure the handgun within the handgun pouch, and a push/pull loop integrally made part of the handgun pouch to permit adjustment of the holster without resorting to increased handling of components comprising the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Lee Mossman
  • Patent number: 6467660
    Abstract: A holster includes a quick release withdrawal restraint and is constructed of an inner and outer sidewall joined together along a front and back to define an inner cavity with an open top shaped to fit a handgun. The quick restraint includes a mechanical stop located in the inner cavity to engage a portion of the handgun adjacent the ejection port to inhibit withdrawal upwardly prior to rearward movement of the handgun. A mechanical blocking element is also provided adjacent the rear of the trigger guard that is biased into a first position to prevent rearward movement of the gun and a second position that allows for rearward movement of a gun when the blocking element is moved by pressure on a thumb or finger ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6283351
    Abstract: A universal handgun carrying system, more commonly known as a holster, is provided for waist belt support, for positioning and carrying both semi-automatic and revolver type handguns. Inside and outside sheet-like panel members composed of leather or other suitable material are joined only at the front, so as to provide a universal holster assembly having an open rear portion that is closed by the waist belt of the user. Each of the inner and outer panels defines a body section having a pair of belt slots, with the front belt slots of both panels in registry and with the rear belt slots offset from one another. Projections, being preferably integral with the body sections, extend upwardly from the inner and outer panels and are provided with fastening devices such as snaps. One of the projections defines a retention strap and is adapted to be bent over the upper portion of a handgun to secure the handgun within the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Ray M. Brite
  • Patent number: 5967393
    Abstract: A concealed weapon holster having an exterior facade that looks like a carrying case or has the appearance of a beeper/pager/battery pack and a portable phone/radio. A clip having a fixed through-hole on the back of the case allows a belt to be inserted therein. The case has an upside down L-shape with a rigid antenna connected to an upwardly raised from the case. The wearer pushes the antenna away from their body causing the case to open a front portion allowing a weapon to be rapidly withdrawn. Sides of the case can be attached together by Velcro.RTM. type fasteners, zippers, snaps and the like. A bottom portion of the vertical section of the case can remain fixably together and can hold the muzzle of a firearm pistol. An optional foam insert can be used inside the case to hold the weapon in place. The case can include flashing light(s) and beep/ring sound producing to further enhance the realism of the case. A safety switch on the case can prevent accidental release of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Stuart J. Clarke, III
  • Patent number: 5829653
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a belt pack for use by law enforcement officials or civilians for handgun concealment and torso protection. The belt pack includes an upper compartment and a lower compartment. The compartments are foldably connected at one end and attached by VELCRO or a similar securing method at another end. Inserts composed of KEVLAR or other bullet-resistant material are contained within interior sections of both compartments. The upper compartment further includes a metal trauma plate to protect the chest of the wearer. When opened, the belt pack reveals a handgun holster attached to the lower compartment and areas along the upper compartment for identification, such as police badges. A neck strap coupled to upper compartment allows the belt pack to serve as a bullet-resistant vest for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: James M. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5814841
    Abstract: A self scanning light-emitting array is disclosed. A coupled array of light-emitting elements is constituted so that a light-emitting element in a minimal conducting state influences the next light-emitting element so that its threshold level is changed. When each element is driven by a common clock pulse, the change in threshold level is shifted in the longitudinal direction, so that a minimal conducting state is transferred in a clock period of the clock pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihisa Kusuda, Kiyoshi Tone, Ken Yamashita, Shuhei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5692237
    Abstract: A device for carrying a concealed weapon comprising first and second flexible fabric panels, overlying the other, the panels being releasibly secured to one another in an overlying relationship; a holster is securely and removably secured to one of the panels and covered by the other of the panels, thus concealing and cushioning the weapon; the panels are joined along a common edge, and releasably connected along at least two other edges thereof in such a manner that the panels may be quickly separated to reveal the holster and enable removal of the weapon by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Inventor: Richard G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 5501381
    Abstract: A handgun holster having a pivotable semirigid safety strap which prevents withdrawal of the handgun until the strap is selectively released by a force on the strap from a detent by hand manipulation of the user in drawing the handgun after the strap has been pivoted away from the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5441187
    Abstract: To be used preferably in combination with a weapon holster, a safety snap assembly including a first snap member disposed on a first segment of the holster, a second snap member disposed on a second, strap segment of the holster such that the first and second snap members will be matingly and releasably engaged with one another, disengagement being achieved by pushing an exposed actuator end extending from an exterior of a free distal end of the second segment towards the first and second segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Mixson Leathercraft
    Inventor: Robert Mixson
  • Patent number: 5358160
    Abstract: An ambidextrous pistol carrying device of conveniently and inexpensively fabricated modular design includes a mainframe member of non-leather composition, an elongated spring member and a guard strap member connected to the mainframe member, and components for removably connecting a shoulder harness. The mainframe member includes a muzzle retainer portion that extends across and abuts the muzzle of a pistol, a bore-engaging protrusion on the muzzle retainer portion that extends at least partially into the bore, and left and right arm portions that extend from the muzzle portion along the sides of the pistol to positions above the trigger guard. The spring member extends across the rearward portion of the pistol between the left and right arm portions to spring bias the pistol toward the muzzle retainer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: John E. Bianchi
  • Patent number: 5303860
    Abstract: A gun holster assembly includes a holster container having a lid to hermetically seal the holster to secure a pistol therewithin, and to further include a plurality of second containers arranged to receive an associated handcuff and pistol magazine respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Frank V. Serafini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5294031
    Abstract: A concealed gun holster, primarily to be worn by off duty law enforcement personnel, is modeled after the popular sports fanny packs. The modified pack, held in place with an integral belt, is designed to conceal a hand gun holster for either left or right hand use. A snap release secures the weapon snugly in the holster, yet releases with the same feel and pressure as commonly used police holster releases. A hidden pocket, interior to the pack, may be used to hold a clip of ammunition. The integral belt used to wear the pack comprises zippered pockets which are suitable for storing ammunition, hand cuffs, or other equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventors: Mark D. Volpei, Joe Evans
  • Patent number: 5234145
    Abstract: A holder for pistols that has the shape of an elongated flat box housing with a clip assembly to permit a user to wear it around his or her waist. The holder is made out of self-standing and substantially flexible one sheet of leather and it has pistol support tongues that are extension of one of the sides inwardly bent and rigidly secured to the inner surface of the rear wall. Support loops are rigidly mounted to the inner surface of front wall and they cooperatively receive the pistol's magazines. A front wall is hingedly mounted so that a user can readily exposed the pistol by pushing rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Inventor: Gilberto Padin
  • Patent number: 5170919
    Abstract: A hand gun in a holster is completely concealed by a simulated carrying pouch. A backing is mounted on a wearer, as with a belt around the wearer's waist. A holster is mounted on the backing completely within the area defined by the top, bottom and ends of the backing. A flap, permanently attached at the bottom to the backing but releasably attached by hook and pile fasteners (VELCRO.RTM.) at the top and two ends of the backing defines a textile material (fabric) or leather container which simulates a carrying pouch and completely conceals the holster and hand gun. Pockets may be provided in the flap. The holster is reversibly mounted on the backing using hook and pile fasteners, and hook and pile fastener straps releasably hold the hand gun within the holster. To gain access to the hand gun, the hook and pile fasteners at the top and two ends of the backing and flap are detached to completely expose the handgun for ready access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Eugene DeSantis
    Inventors: Eugene DeSantis, Mitchell Bloom
  • Patent number: 5058788
    Abstract: A first wrap adapted to wrap around the lower leg generally over the medial malleolus and above the lateral malleolus is connected by a strap to a second wrap adapted to wrap around the lower leg generally on the upper portion of the gastrocnemius or below the popliteal fossa. The first wrap has a holster for carrying a firearm and which holster is secured approximately over the medial malleolus. The holster may be selectively detachable to allow a selection of holsters to be secured to the first wrap. The second wrap carries the substantial portion of the weight of load of the assembly, and of any holster and firearm secured thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Don B. Newmark
  • Patent number: 5033663
    Abstract: A holster which is designed to carry securely a number of different sizes of handguns with equal proper fit. The holster is preferably formed of a composite fabric-foam-fabric material, or in certain cases, of leather. The holster sides are secured together partially in the region adjacent to the underside of the frame near the trigger guard. A separate welt member is securable between the two sides of the holster and presents to the frame in the region of the trigger guard, a smooth conforming surface which urges the handgun into a snug fit within the holster. A typical interchangeable welt is a thick rubber or rubber-like washer with a radius conforming to the curve of the front of the trigger guard as it joins the frame toward the front of the handgun. The interchangeable welt may be held in place by a screw and nut or other fastener which may pass through opposite sides of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventors: John E. Bianchi, Richard D. E. Nichols
  • Patent number: 4966320
    Abstract: A hand gun in a holster is completely concealed by a simulated carrying pouch. A backing is mounted on a wearer, as with a belt around the wearer's waist. A holster is mounted on the backing completely within the area defined by the top, bottom and ends of the backing. A flap, permanently attached at the bottom to the backing but releasably attached by hook and pile fasteners (VELCRO.RTM.) at the top and two ends of the backing defines a textile material (fabric) or leather container which simulates a carrying pouch and completely conceals the holster and hand gun. Pockets may be provided in the flap. The holster is reversibly mounted on the backing using hook and pile fasteners, and hook and pile fastener straps releasably hold the hand gun within the holster. To gain access to the hand gun, the hook and pile fasteners at the top and two ends of the backing and flap are detached to completely expose the handgun for ready access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Eugene DeSantis
    Inventors: Eugene DeSantis, Mitchell Bloom
  • Patent number: 4925075
    Abstract: Handgun holster having a restraining device inside the holster for retaining the handgun in the holster and inhibiting inadvertent removal from the holster, the restraining device employing a spring biased catch for engaging the trigger guard with a selectively adjustable member to provide increased or decreased restraining force on the trigger guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd., Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4912867
    Abstract: A firearm safety apparatus and method of using same are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a sleeve formed of a flexible plastic material capable of being flexed from a normal position to a flexed position to surroundingly receive an associated firearm and spring urged lever means for locking the hammer of the associated firearm in the uncocked position. The sleeve has front and rear ends, the rear end being open to receive the associated firearm and the front end having an aperture to receive the barrel of the associated firearm. The spring urged lever means includes a lever arm rotatably mounted within the sleeve by a pivot pin. In the operative position, a spring urges the end portion of the lever arm downwardly to engage the hammer of the associated firearm, thereby locking the hammer in the uncocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: Paul R. Dukes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4898310
    Abstract: A pistol holster is worn within the recess defined by the small of the back and includes an attached pad which engages the back in this region and an adjustable padded support belt which snugly embraces the waist of the wearer substantially at the anatomical center of gravity. The holster body and the weapon contained therein are set at an angle to the horizontal plane through the anatomical center of gravity in which the support belt is located and the particular angle of inclination of the holster body is determined by the line of balance of the particular type of pistol being held in the holster through the center of gravity of the pistol. The center of gravity of the wearer is correlated with the center of gravity of the pistol being held in the holster to promote comfort and safety and freedom from injury during all types of physical activity required by specialized military personnel, S.W.A.T. team members and woodsmen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Claude R. Wimer, Jr.
    Inventor: Robert W. Remington
  • Patent number: 4858799
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for attachment to a hand gun holster, the locking mechanism having a control of a locked position which prevents removal of the hand gun from its holster and a continuum of unlocked positions with progressively more force required to extract the hand gun out of its holster as the force is increased by the operator. A single rotary control allows for setting the mechanism to the fully locked position or to any of the continuum of restraining positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventor: Duane E. Young
  • Patent number: RE44428
    Abstract: A holster assembly for a handgun having various mechanisms for preventing unauthorized access to a handgun therein and wherein the handgun holster is constructed with injection molded, reinforced plastic inserts that are injection over-molded with a chemically compatible material which provides the desired surface characteristics of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Spielberger