Carrier For Rifle Or Shotgun Patents (Class 224/913)
  • Patent number: 10441066
    Abstract: A waist-attachable mounting assembly for fastening and selective positioning a communication device from the waist. The mounting assembly is mountable to the waist for retention, accessibility, and selective positioning of the communication device. The mounting assembly provides a waist mount plate that attaches to the waist, a device mount plate that slidably receives the communication device, and multiple articulating arms arranged in an accordion relationship between the mount plates. The articulating arms join from their ends at spherical bearings that enable selective rotational motion, pivotal motion, and translational displacement of the communication device. Alternative articulating arms can be added or removed from this arrangement to increase or decrease the range of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Barrion Robinson
  • Patent number: 10228216
    Abstract: A device for use attaching to a long gun to provide an attaching point for a tactical sling. The device includes a mounting member configured for mounting the device to the long gun, and an attaching member configured for attaching the sling to the device. The device typically has an overall L-shaped configuration, with the mounting member and attaching member disposed at opposing ends with an extension arm therebetween. The length of the extension arm is configured so that when the device is mounted to the gun, the attaching member is disposed at a point along the major axis of the gun to cause the gun naturally to hang at an angle above vertical when hung from a sling attached to the attaching member. The angle is preferably around 45 degrees and may be any range within 0-45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Miss Isle Co.
    Inventor: Greg Reeves
  • Patent number: 9862329
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods according to various aspects of the present technology may comprise a housing connected to one or more articulating arms. The housing may have a receiving section, such as a holster, for receiving an item for storage. The articulating arms may position the housing in a concealed location and then on command reposition the housing in a more readily accessible location so that the item may be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fesler Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Fesler, Christopher Cowen
  • Patent number: 8991224
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a ratchet type gunlock that has a ratchet for locking the gunlock. The security apparatus prevents the gunlock from being shimmed using shimming techniques well known in the art. A star-shaped cogwheel having asymmetrical teeth prevents the shim from reaching the locked ratchet. The security apparatus also provides an extended ratchet latching assembly that features a pivot and a unique shoe-shaped latch that attaches to a plunger via a ball head such that the connections provided between the three elements of the latching assembly enable the latching assembly to remain locked despite severe impact, wrenching or shaking, yet can be easily opened even once the forces being applied to the gunlock ceases even when the deformation to the gunlock is irreversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Patent number: 8939335
    Abstract: A firearm mount for a trunk or cargo space of a vehicle comprises a firearm mount and a support member. The firearm mount is shaped to receive and lockably secure a firearm. The firearm mount is connectable to the support member, and the support member is positionable within the trunk or cargo space to slidably retract inwardly to a storage position and to slidably extend outwardly to an access position. When installed, the firearm mount and the support member are positioned to suspend the firearm within the trunk or cargo for easy access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Terry L. Setina
  • Patent number: 8857680
    Abstract: A sling includes a flexible strap or equivalent coupler having a first end and a second end. The first end is configured to be secured to a weapon near a near a butt end of the weapon. The weapon may be a rifle, shotgun, or handgun as well as hand-held equipment such as a binocular or a camera. A sling clip or equivalent anchor is disclosed that has a clamping mechanism capable of releasably securing the strap when the strap is slidably received through an opening in the sling clip. The sling clip also has an attachment mechanism configured to secure the sling clip proximate to and anchored upon a weapon bearer's body. The clamping mechanism is operatively configured to secure the strap within the sling clip when the weapon is in a firing position such that the strap minimizes movement of a muzzle end of the weapon caused by recoil of the weapon upon firing. A sling including the sling clip also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8726704
    Abstract: A shelf device comprises an enclosed frame that includes a plurality of members, a concealed compartment within the frame, and a locking system that includes a locking mechanism comprising a slide bolt and magnetic lift positioned perpendicularly within the slide bolt, a ledge that is engaged with the slide bolt when the locking system is locked, and a magnet. The magnetic lift moves in one direction to cause the slide bolt to move perpendicularly to the magnetic lift's direction as the slide bolt disengages or engages with the ledge to unlock or lock the shelf, respectively. In one embodiment, a rare earth magnet is aligned with the magnetic lift to pull the magnetic lift vertically upward causing the slide bolt to move horizontally backward to disengage the slide bolt from the ledge. Consequently, the shelf is opened as one or more frame members are released to expose the concealed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Dale White
  • Patent number: 8490788
    Abstract: A carrier for weapons and/or other tactical equipment can include a main body and an extension sleeve. The extension sleeve can be withdrawn so as to lengthen an internal storage region to, e.g., accommodate longer weapons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Aerial Machine & Tool Corp.
    Inventors: Timothy Perkins, John D. Marcaccio, Philip J. Ernst
  • Patent number: 8444034
    Abstract: A gun mounting apparatus for utility terrain vehicles comprising: a first inverted L-shaped tubular member comprising a first attacher, a second inverted L-shaped tubular member comprising a second attacher, an obliquely oriented tubular member having a first tubular member end and a second tubular member end with a gun grip attached to each tubular member end and a first elastic cord and a second elastic cord. The first and the second inverted L-shaped tubular member may be partially inserted into receiving holes in side walls of a bed-box of a utility terrain vehicle and may be additionally secured to the vehicle via the first and second elastic cord which are attached to the first and second attacher. The gun mounting apparatus for utility terrain vehicles is suitable for transporting at least one weapon securely fastened to the gun grips which are attached to the obliquely oriented tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Bennett
  • Patent number: 8429798
    Abstract: Fastening devices for fastening at least two strap portions. The fastening device may be, for example, a buckle, and the device may fasten respective ends of a single strap, such as a belt. The fastening device contains no moving parts, and may comprise a unitary, one-piece structure. In embodiments, the fastening device is configured to enable either the first strap portion and the second strap portion to be removed from the fastening device without requiring the other strap portion to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Paigen
  • Patent number: 8397965
    Abstract: A backpack and a method of forming a backpack with an integral gun scabbard has been devised whereby the user has a convenient place for the storage and carriage of a rifle, shotgun, or other long gun type of firearm, and simultaneously can store and carry a variety of other sundry cargo while moving about. The backpack is devised in such a way as to permit easy and rapid access to and retrieval of said firearm from the storage. It is equipped with dual padded shoulder straps. In an ideal embodiment, a waist belt is included to facilitate the stabilization of the scabbard when the firearm is being withdrawn, as well as to contribute to the load bearing functions of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Glen Richard Eberle
  • Patent number: 8393504
    Abstract: A sling is held in a folded state under a cheek piece attached to the butt of a rifle or gun stock, and deployed by drawing from the cheek piece and attaching to a forward end of the rifle or gun. A rear sling end may remain attached to the rear of the rifle or gun at all times. The folded sling is stowed in a channel formed beneath the cheek piece by a releaseable flap, with a forward sling end exposed at the rear of the channel. The sling is deployed by drawing from the rear of the channel and then reaching forward to attach to the forward end of the rifle or gun. The sling may be returned to the folded state by folding the sling, releasing one side of the flap, placing the folded sling under the cheek piece, and reattaching the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Barry Scott
  • Patent number: 8210405
    Abstract: The invention is a versatile, but simple, rifle sling for carrying a rifle, shotgun, or other long gun over one shoulder. The sling can be attached to the rifle by use of studs or swivels in a conventional manner or can be attached directly to the firearm by using the adjustable loops at each end of the sling. It is constructed from a single strip of leather without the use of any hardware such as buckles, clasps, clamps, hooks, rivets, screws or other devices. Each of the adjustable loops are formed from slide-lock knots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Morgan Pritchard
  • Patent number: 8006604
    Abstract: A gun case that facilitates safe handling of a gun to be contained therein. The gun case includes a pair of side walls with at least one of the side walls being formed with a ballistic resistant layer and one of the side walls being formed with a target indicia on an outer side thereof. During handling of the gun, the gun muzzle is held in close proximity to and pointed toward the target indicia such that an accidentally discharged bullet from the gun during handling will impact the ballistic resistant layer to prevent or minimize bodily injury or property damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Safe Direction, LLC
    Inventor: Steven A. Camp
  • Patent number: 7988023
    Abstract: A gun sling for carrying a rifle or shotgun is adjustable to serve either as a bungee sling or a fixed-length, non-stretch sling. In a preferred embodiment this is realized with a flexible sheath forming a portion of the sling, with a bungee cord or stretchable strap inside the sheath. With the bungee relaxed the sheath forms a non-stretchable but flexible portion of the sling. When the bungee cord is stretched and tensioned, the sheath gathers and shortens so that the bungee provides for a desired length of stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: 5.11 Inc.
    Inventor: Cory Nykoluk
  • Patent number: 7959046
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting a firearm from a user. An apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes a sling capable of supporting a firearm from a portion of a user's body. The sling can include a strap capable of being supported by a portion of a user's body. The sling can also include a first connector mounted to a first portion of the strap, the first connector capable of mounting to a firearm connector. Furthermore, the sling can include a second connector mounted to a second portion of the strap, the second connector capable of mounting to a third connector, and further capable of mounting to a second firearm connector. Moreover, the sling can include a third connector mounted to a third portion of the strap, the third connector capable of mounting to the second connector, whereby the mounting of the second connector to the third connector creates a loop in the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Blue Force Gear, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley A. Burnsed, Jr., Marvin C. Daniel
  • Patent number: 7950551
    Abstract: A sling clip is disclosed that has a clamping mechanism capable of releasably securing the strap when the strap is slidably received through an opening in the sling clip. The sling clip also has an attachment mechanism configured to secure the sling clip proximate to a weapon bearer's body. The clamping mechanism is operatively configured to secure the strap within the sling clip when the weapon is in a firing position such that the strap minimizes movement of a muzzle end of the weapon caused by recoil of the weapon upon firing. A sling including the sling clip also is disclosed. The sling also includes a flexible strap having a first end and a second end is disclosed. The first end of the strap is configured to be secured to a weapon near a near a butt end of the weapon. The weapon may be a rifle, shotgun, or handgun as well as hand-held equipment such as a binocular or a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7905350
    Abstract: A gun case having a waterproof outer shell and an oil impregnated inside fabric liner, and conjoined sidelong and end access openings that allow the gun case to be quickly turned inside out and hung for cleaning and/or drying. Secure fold-over VELCRO® closure flaps are provided for both openings to solidly retain the gun within the gun case and to prevent accidental opening and release of the gun. Padding is disposed between the patterned outer shell fabric and inner liner to cushion the gun as it is transported, and to maintain the buoyancy of the gun case so that it floats even with a gun contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Tate Wood, Bobby Lee Windham
  • Patent number: 7841496
    Abstract: A plastic clip attaches to a gun sling, and assists in the carrying of a gun over the shoulder. The gun sling is an ordinary strap that attaches to the gun and loops over the shoulder. The clip attaches to the strap, and hooks into the waist belt. The clip allows the waist belt to support much of the weight of the gun, and keeps the gun from flopping around. The gun is further stabilized by a bungee cord that connects the clip to a belt loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Glen Schweikert
  • Patent number: 7770767
    Abstract: A convertible gun carrier is to be mounted on a front of an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) which quickly transitions from a horizontal gun rack position to a vertical gun rest position. This gun carrier holds a gun or rifle securely during ATV travel and also doubles as a shooting rest when the ATV is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Richard Bartholdy
  • Patent number: 7735701
    Abstract: A backpack with a receptacle and a tether has been devised whereby the user has a convenient place for the storage and carriage of a weapon, such as an archery bow or a long gun firearm. The backpack has the advantage of allowing the removal of the weapon from the backpack without first removing the pack from the user's back. It is equipped with at least one shoulder strap. In an ideal embodiment, a waist belt is included to facilitate the stabilization of the backpack, as well as to contribute to the load bearing functions of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Glen Richard Eberle
  • Patent number: 7654426
    Abstract: A method of forming a backpack with an integral gun scabbard has been devised whereby the user has a convenient place for the storage and carriage of a rifle, shotgun, or other long gun type of firearm, and simultaneously can store and carry a variety of other sundry cargo while moving about. The backpack is devised in such a way as to permit easy and rapid access to and retrieval of said firearm from the storage. It is equipped with dual padded shoulder straps. In an ideal embodiment, a waist belt is included to facilitate the stabilization of the scabbard when the firearm is being withdrawn, as well as to contribute to the load bearing functions of the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Glen Richard Eberle
  • Patent number: 7360648
    Abstract: A casing for enveloping and protecting a firearm comprising of a body section having a front portion, a middle portion, a rear portion, an upper edge and a plurality of lower edges. The upper edge extending longitudinally between a firearm barrel end of the casing and a firearm stock end of the casing, the firearm barrel end of the casing dimensioned to essentially surround the ending barrel portion of a firearm when insertably introduced therein and the firearm stock end of the casing dimensioned to essentially surround a stock portion of a firearm when insertably introduced therein; the plurality of lower edges extending longitudinally between the firearm stock end of the casing and the front portion of the body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: TBAC Investment Trust
    Inventor: Emil Blaschke
  • Publication number: 20080047989
    Abstract: The purpose the gun lap rack is to bold a rifle or shotgun in place on your lap, while riding an all terrain vehicle, (ATV). It works by placing a gun lap rack on each thigh with the opening toward your body, using the adjustable quick release straps. Then attach it around your thigh. Next, place a shotgun or rifle across your lap in the opens of each lap rack and secure the gun with the Velcro straps that are attached. This product allows the hunter to carry the gun across his or her lap, hands free; allowing quick access to your gun while riding the (ATV). The gun lap rack allows a quicker access than other ATV racks, and reduces shock to the scope, thus reducing misalignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Jerry Sutphin
  • Patent number: 7325681
    Abstract: A piece of luggage has a closable case having an interior, a partition subdividing the interior into a gun compartment adapted to hold a gun and another compartment adapted to hold personal items. The gun is secured in place in the gun compartment. The case is elongated and has a long edge formed with an opening giving access to the other personal-item compartment and a short end formed with an opening giving access to the gun compartment. The partition extends longitudinally in the case. Alternately the case is formed by a pair of hard shells and the partition carrying the gun is pivoted between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Parat-Werk Schonenbach GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinrich R. Schönenbach
  • Patent number: 7290821
    Abstract: A tailgate seatback and accessory holding system includes an elongated member that has a first end and a second end. Each of the first and second ends has a slot extending therein. The slots are each configured to releasably receive one of a pair of locking members attached to opposite side walls of a pickup bed. The locking members are positioned in the slots so that the elongated member extends between the side walls of a pickup bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Monty D. McCann, Michael G. Blanquiz
  • Patent number: 7270254
    Abstract: A gun sling includes two straps for attaching to upper and a lower gun sling swivels on the gun to be carried. Each strap includes a padded portion at an upper end for engaging a shoulder when in use and a means for adjusting the length at the lower end of each strap. When the straps are separate, the gun can be carried and the straps can be adjusted like a backpack. Each padded portion includes one side of an attachment means to enable the padded portions of each strap to be joined together to form the embodiment of the present invention used for carrying a gun on a single shoulder. A lower Y-strap can allow the easy use of two ordinary gun slings. The gun sling allows multiple positions for carrying the gun. The dual function of the gun sling is readily apparent and intuitive to new users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Nick Kakouras
  • Patent number: 7069624
    Abstract: A sling for carrying an elongate item such as a shoulder weapon having a buttstock and a forward end. In one embodiment, a bight of relatively small strap material is held in a sling swivel by a stopper mounted on the bight so that it can be passed through the sling swivel when the bight is slack, but which seats against the sling swivel when the bight is tight, keeping the bight engaged with the sling swivel. In another embodiment, a stopper keeps a bight of a stock-encircling strap engaged with a sling swivel, preventing the sling swivel from marring the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: David A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7066366
    Abstract: A long gun carrying system for all terrain vehicles that incorporates a support structure that will mount on a rear deck or rack on an ATV and that will support a channel member to receive a soft gun case. The soft gun case is attached to the channel member and the soft gun case may be removed with a gun inside, from the channel member. Alternatively, the long gun is easily removed from the soft gun case, while leaving the gun case in position on the ATV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Stearns Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Hancock, Jeffrey D. Hancock
  • Patent number: 7059502
    Abstract: A sling for a shoulder weapon, such as a military assault rifle or carbine, in which the effective length of the sling can be extended quickly and quietly and then easily and quietly retracted to the original length. A quick release plate and an engagement member cooperate to hold a loop of strap material to provide the shorter configuration of the sling, and the quick release plate can pass over the engagement member to lengthen the sling when the quick release plate is turned to a position perpendicular to the length of the sling. The opposite ends of the sling can be attached to a weapon using secure, quiet fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: David A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7048161
    Abstract: An ergonomic weapon sling includes an elongate strap having a preformed permanent curved shape adapted to conform to the anatomical contour of the user's body along an elongate area of contact between the strap and the body. First and second fasteners are carried on the strap for attaching to the forearm and stock of a rifle or shotgun. The sling is positionable in a carrying position in which the strap is positioned over a shoulder of the user and conforms to the contour of the user's torso, and is also positionable in an aiming position in which the strap conforms to the contour of an upper arm of the user and stabilizes the arm supporting the forearm of the weapon to aid the user in aiming the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Kent J. George
  • Patent number: 7047771
    Abstract: A gun lock for receiving and clamping a cross-sectional portion of a firearm. A slide bar is provided for mounting the gun lock to a surface in a storage location. A locking assembly slidably mountable to the slide bar is provided. A set screw assembly for releasably locking the locking assembly onto the sliding bar is provided. A set screw and a set screw nut locks the locking assembly onto the slide bar. The set screw is accessible by a hex key through an opening in housing of the apparatus only when the ratchet arm is in the unlocked open position. A pivotably attachable ratchet arm which resembles typical handcuffs is provided that has a plurality of ratchet teeth that enables the gun lock to clamp a wide variety of cross-sectional portions of different weapons. A solenoid has a plunger adapted to engage one of the ratchet teeth of the ratchet arm to lock the rotatable ratchet arm in position around the cross-sectional portion of the weapon to be locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Laszlo Tanos
  • Patent number: 6988755
    Abstract: The gurney is for lifting firearms, such as shotguns, rifles, archery bows and hunting equipment to an elevated hunting position. The gurney includes a molded urethane fixture or base member with slots longitudinally aligned along the longitudinal edges thereof. A lifting catch is provided on the rear surface of the fixture near the upper end portion thereof. The catch is centrally located. A pair of Velcro straps are provided which extend through pairs of laterally aligned slots that best fit each firearm. The Velcro straps are wrapped around the firearm and secured. A lifting cord with a snap hook on one end is attached to the lifting catch. The other end of the cord is attached to a tree limb or elevated platform or tree stand in a clear area and secured at a predetermined height that will prevents the firearm, archery bow or equipment from hitting the ground. Once the hook is attached to the catch on the fixture, the firearm, archery bow or equipment is ready to be safely hoisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventor: Jay J. Lukas
  • Patent number: 6986446
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for supporting an article, such as a weapon within a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Pro-gard Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt R. Murray, Jeffrey T. Bounds
  • Patent number: 6945441
    Abstract: A mounting device for use with ATVs that can be semi-permanently attached to an ATV to allow an operator to attach and detach auxiliary items to the device, and correspondingly, to the ATV. The device includes a receiving socket to temporarily receive an adapter, the receiving socket including a maintaining means for maintaining the adapter in the socket and allow the user to quickly secure and release the adapter, and a mounting assembly, coupled to the upper receiving socket and configured to be attached to the ATV. Using a plurality of adapters, each having an auxiliary item attached, provides a mounting system for quickly interchanging auxiliary items and securing them to the ATV with minimum effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventors: George D. Gates, Travis D. Gates
  • Patent number: 6932254
    Abstract: The carrying sling of the present invention comprises a length of flexible webbing in the form of a strap being twice folded back on itself to form first, second and third reaches between the first and second ends of the strap. The ends of the strap include apparatus that is adapted to interconnect with or wrap around an object to be carried. Each of the two folds is formed where the strap is trained through first and second slides that are either releasably or permanently connected to the terminal ends of the strap. Providing at least one of the reaches of the strap with means for adjusting its length adds further utility to the carrying strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Eliason Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Eliason
  • Patent number: 6929223
    Abstract: An article holder comprising bifurcated arms extending upwardly from a base to receive and hold articles inserted downwardly into the holder within cushioning, resilient fingers extending inwardly from the bifurcated arms to engage the inserted article and wherein the fingers have incoming engagement surfaces connected, with an air space between, to exiting engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Stearns Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Hancock, Jeffrey D. Hancock
  • Patent number: 6902089
    Abstract: A tool bracket for elongated tools. The tool bracket includes a mounting base having a mechanism for attaching to an external structure, a forked tool holder rotatably coupled to the mounting base and having pair of interconnected tines projecting from a neck portion, and a resilient biasing member coupled between the mounting base and the forked tool holder for urging relative rotation between the forked tool holder and the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 6863199
    Abstract: A snowboard rack for snowmobiles to aid snowmobile operators in safely carrying and transporting snowboards, as attached to a snowmobile machine for recreation or other purposes. A frame attachment member is secured to an underside, typically the belly pan, of a front portion of a snowmobile, upon which a rack frame is removably attached. The rack frame includes at least two uprights, with a cradle formed into an upper portion of each upright, for secure placement of a snowboard. The snowboard is secured to the rack frame with a tie-down strap at each cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Blake Child
  • Patent number: 6843395
    Abstract: A deer stand & gun carrier that includes structures for attaching guns and hunting stands and a bracket for securing the carrier to a carrying rack of an all terrain vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Martin, E. Carl Martin
  • Patent number: 6843393
    Abstract: The adjustable leather rifle sling is a shoulder sling for carrying a rifle, shotgun, or other long gun. The adjustable leather rifle sling is formed from a single leather strap. A large adjustable loop is formed in one end of the leather strap, and secured by a slide-lock knot. The slide-lock knot is formed by cutting two slits into the leather strap, to form three small strips. Each of the small strips is turned 90° so that three small bands are formed perpendicular to the length of the leather sling. The adjustable loop is made by passing an end of the leather strap through the bands of the slide-lock knot. Thus, an adjustable loop is formed in the adjustable leather rifle sling without the need for clasps, slides, buckles or other fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Patrick G. Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20040200866
    Abstract: A sling system for use with a firearm, including a first strap system having a loop configuration and positionable around the neck of the user so as to be locatable generally adjacent a frontal region of the torso of the user; a second strap system having first and second ends and connectable to the firearm; and a connector interfacing between the first and second strap systems and configured to enable the rifle to be fixedly and releasably positioned in a plurality of orientations relative to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Elijah J. Walters
  • Publication number: 20040182894
    Abstract: A sling for a shoulder weapon, such as a military assault rifle or carbine, in which the effective length of the sling can be extended quickly and quietly and then easily and quietly retracted to the original length. A quick release plate and an engagement member cooperate to hold a loop of strap material to provide the shorter configuration of the sling, and the quick release plate can pass over the engagement member to lengthen the sling when the quick release plate is turned to a position perpendicular to the length of the sling. The opposite ends of the sling can be attached to a weapon using secure, quiet fittings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: David A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6793108
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a gun or a bow securely to an all terrain vehicle. The apparatus has one or more adjustable support arms each having a quick release and lock mechanism. The support arms serve as a way to allow the gun or bow to fit closely to the contour of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Ambers F. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6793109
    Abstract: An offset holding device configured to be attached to a support structure and to carry elongate objects, including an attachment base configured to be attached to the support structure. A holding member can be attached to the attachment base and can include a generally “U”-shaped member having two upright arms and can be open at the top so as to define a containment area configured to receive the elongate object. A plurality of resilient gripping teeth can extend from at least one of the upright arms into the containment area, the gripping teeth being configured to at least partially deflect upon insertion of the elongate object into the holding member to releasably secure the elongate object within the containment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: All Rite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George D. Gates, Travis D. Gates
  • Patent number: 6789712
    Abstract: An offset utility holding device configured to be attached to a cargo rack of a vehicle and to carry elongated objects includes a support base for attachment to a cargo rack of a vehicle, an offset mounting stem extending upwardly from the support base at an incline, and a holding member disposed atop the offset mounting stem. The holding member includes a “U”-shaped containment area having two upright arms which are open at the top for receiving an elongate object therein. The offset mounting stem places the holding member away from a cargo space directly above the cargo rack, such that the elongate object does not interfere with the cargo space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: All Rite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George D. Gates, Travis D. Gates
  • Publication number: 20040173655
    Abstract: A rifle carrier assembly mountable to the back of a user permits the rifle to be carried without encumbering the arms and hands of the wearer. The carrier secures a rifle to the back of the user in a manner which enables a degree of adjustment of the case relative to the spine angle of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Paris Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Markson
  • Publication number: 20040159687
    Abstract: The carrying sling of the present invention comprises a length of flexible webbing in the form of a strap being twice folded back on itself to form first, second and third reaches between the first and second ends of the strap. The ends of the strap include apparatus that is adapted to interconnect with or wrap around an object to be carried. Each of the two folds is formed where the strap is trained through first and second slides that are either releasably or permanently connected to the terminal ends of the strap. Providing at least one of the reaches of the strap with means for adjusting its length adds further utility to the carrying strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventor: Scott Eliason
  • Publication number: 20040155076
    Abstract: An ergonomic weapon sling includes an elongate strap having a preformed permanent curved shape adapted to conform to the anatomical contour of the user's body along an elongate area of contact between the strap and the body. First and second fasteners are carried on the strap for attaching to the forearm and stock of a rifle or shotgun. The sling is positionable in a carrying position in which the strap is positioned over a shoulder of the user and conforms to the contour of the user's torso, and is also positionable in an aiming position in which the strap conforms to the contour of an upper arm of the user and stabilizes the arm supporting the forearm of the weapon to aid the user in aiming the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Kent J. George
  • Patent number: 6766927
    Abstract: A gun holder for use in vehicles comprises a pair of elongated bendable sidewalls having upper and lower portions. The upper portions of the sidewalls are joined by a strip of flexible material. The cross-sectional shape of the sidewalls forms generally a “V” shape, and when the lower narrow edge of the V is inserted into a seating gap in a vehicle seat, an open, upwardly facing pocket is formed by the flexible sheet material and the sidewalls. A gun may then be inserted into the pocket, and is securely held there for increased safety and protection of the gun, while still permitting very rapid access to the gun when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce A. Cart