Imitation Firearm Patents (Class 362/112)
  • Patent number: 10609786
    Abstract: An illumination system including light source devices, a light receiver, a calculation module and a control module is provided. The light source devices emit light beams having different frequencies respectively. The light receiver receives at least one of the light beams emitted from the light source devices. The calculation module is coupled to the light receiver and obtains at least one optical parameter of the at least one of the light beams according to the at least one of the light beams received by the light receiver. Each of the at least one optical parameter includes a light intensity, a color temperature, a color rendering index or an illumination ratio. The control module is coupled to the calculation module and the light source devices. The control module controls the at least one optical parameter of the at least one of the light beams. A control method thereof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ya-Hui Chiang, Chia-Fen Hsieh, Yuan-Ching Chen, Chun-Hsing Lee
  • Patent number: 9400006
    Abstract: A pin that includes a head and a shank that extends from a shoulder of the head to a terminal surface. A primary channel is formed in a portion of the pin and extends from a portion of the head, along a longitudinal axis of the pin, into a portion of the shank. The primary channel includes a primary recess formed proximate each end of the primary channel. An installation channel is formed in a portion of the pin that extends from a portion of the primary channel, along a longitudinal axis of the pin, towards the terminal surface. The installation channel includes an installation recess formed proximate an end of the installation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventors: George Huang, Roger Wang
  • Patent number: 9016888
    Abstract: A to a non-combustible, tactical flash device includes a non-spherical hollow main housing having a plurality of flat surfaces, adapted to hold internal functional components. The internal functional components include: (i.) an externally exposed activation component located on the main housing; (ii.) a power connected to the activation component and to a control chip; (iii.) the control chip also being connected to at least one speaker and at least one light source, the control chip including capabilities for delay of processing of other commands upon initiation of the activation component, and for subsequent processing of other commands including sound delivery to at least one speaker and/or light activation to at least one light source. Optionally, a beacon transmitter may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Jersey Tactical Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Glynn, Nicholas Klementowicz, III, John A. Dapkins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944626
    Abstract: Various lighting devices and related methods are provided. In one example, a lighting device includes a main member including a central axis. The lighting device also includes a bezel surrounding at least a portion of the main member and adapted to be concentrically rotated about the central axis. The lighting device also includes a lens asymmetrically disposed in the bezel and adapted to rotate with the bezel. The lens includes a light inlet offset from the central axis. The lighting device also includes a plurality of light sources fixed relative to the main member. Rotation of the bezel relative to the main member causes the light inlet to rotate through an arc about the central axis to selectively align different ones of the light sources with the light inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Michael D. Picciotta, William Wells
  • Patent number: 8628228
    Abstract: A light assembly is provided. The light assembly has a housing having a first end segment carrying an activation mechanism, a second end segment, and a light emitting segment connecting the first and second end segments. A light source is provided in communication with an activation device and arranged to illuminate the light emitting segment. An attachment assembly is arranged for attachment of the light assembly to a carrying device. The attachment assembly is formed by a first receptor and a second receptor, the first and second receptors adapted to receive an attachment device. The attachment assembly may also be formed by a first magnet arranged to attract to the carrying device and a second magnet arranged to attract to the carrying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Benton Lundy
  • Patent number: 8628207
    Abstract: A police baton or nightstick includes a flashlight, firing mechanism and storage compartment for bullets and plastic restraints that can be used to restrain an individual. The baton which includes an elongated hollow body with first and second ends and a handgrip at a first of the ends and a hard weighted portion at the second end for striking an individual in self-defense or to subdue an unruly individual. The firing mechanism is included at the first end of the baton while compartments for storing one or more plastic restraints as well as bullets are stored underneath a barrel of the firing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Zafer J. S. M. AlOsaimi
  • Patent number: 8529083
    Abstract: A multi-directional firearm light includes a firearm light housing, at least one light mount rail carried by the firearm light housing, a front light carried by the firearm light housing, at least one side light carried by the firearm light housing and disposed at an angle with respect to the front light, a power source connected to the front light and the at least one side light and at least one switch connected to the front light, the at least one side light and the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Talon J. Reed, Shane A. Reed
  • Patent number: 8152323
    Abstract: Portable projectable infrared lights are used to mark and illuminate dark areas such as rooms in a building or cells in a prison. The lights cannot be seen with the unaided eye but are brilliantly visible with the aid of night vision goggles and similar infrared receivers and light transducers which convert infrared light to visible light. In those cases where potentially hostile individuals are equipped with night vision apparatus, the infrared lights can be used to temporarily blind, stun and/or disorient them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Patent number: 8113689
    Abstract: Projectile apparatus is provided employing light and sound that may be dispersed over a large area with high intensity to produce a non-lethal, visible and audible countermeasure to temporarily blind and/or disorient one or multiple potential adversaries. The apparatus is suitable for use in tactical scenarios by military, police, and special operations personnel. The apparatus is also suitable for use in training operations for military, police, and special operations personnel. For amusement or recreation, the apparatus may be used in simulated warfare or in games such as paintball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nanohmics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Mayo, Daniel R. Mitchell, Michael K. McAleer, Byron G. Zollars, Michael G. Durrett, Keith D. Jamison
  • Patent number: 7794102
    Abstract: An apparatus produces a “dazzling” effect: disorientation and temporary and fully reversible blindness in subjects for the purpose of threat deterrence in both civilian law enforcement and military engagements without the use of lasers. A plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) capable of intense illumination is provided. Light emitted by each LED is pulsed and focused by reflective optics to produce a pulsed beam of sufficient intensity that the combined effect of the beams from the LEDs induces dazzling in subject viewers in the target range. Further included in or ancillary to the invention are a power source for powering the LEDs a signal source and controller for controlling their illumination and pulsing, and a shield suitable for protecting a user against projectiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: David M. Shemwell, Weihao Alexander Long, Michael Perry Challenger, Robert Lee Fuhriman, Jr., Donald Limuti
  • Publication number: 20090251889
    Abstract: Portable projectable infrared lights are used to mark and illuminate dark areas such as rooms in a building or cells in a prison. The lights cannot be seen with the unaided eye but are brilliantly visible with the aid of night vision goggles and similar infrared receivers and light transducers which convert infrared light to visible light. In those cases where potentially hostile individuals are equipped with night vision apparatus, the infrared lights can be used to temporarily blind, stun and/or disorient them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Patent number: 7524076
    Abstract: The invention is a multifunctional law enforcement tool, which includes several of the tools needed by law enforcement and security personnel. In one embodiment, the multifunctional tool comprises a flashlight, deterrent spray dispenser and removable cartridge housing. The cartridge housing is an open bay on the tool, and is adapted to receive cartridges which allow the user to fire non-lethal rounds such as bean bags, rubber balls, O.C. powder, multiple probe neuromuscular disruption rounds, and many other projectiles. Inserted cartridges also fire tactical rounds such as colored smoke, breach rounds, and concussion rounds. In addition, the tool may optionally include LED light, stun gun, stun projectile, glass breaker, I.D. card holder, pistol mount, laser sight, and audio microphone or audio/visual camera. Additionally, a standard defense, ballistic defense and/or electrified “stun” shield may be attached to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Kukuk
  • Publication number: 20080239708
    Abstract: A person can be temporarily distracted, surprised and even disabled by projecting one or more bright lights in visual proximity to the person. Battery-powered white-light LEDs are mounted in spherical housings which can be rolled or thrown by hand or propelled by mechanical devices such as gas-powered guns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Publication number: 20080216699
    Abstract: Projectile apparatus is provided employing light and sound that may be dispersed over a large area with high intensity to produce a non-lethal, visible and audible countermeasure to temporarily blind and/or disorient one or multiple potential adversaries. The apparatus is suitable for use in tactical scenarios by military, police, and special operations personnel. The apparatus is also suitable for use in training operations for military, police, and special operations personnel. For amusement or recreation, the apparatus may be used in simulated warfare or in games such as paintball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Michael K. McAleer, Bryon G. Zollars, Michael G. Durrett, Keith D. Jamison, Michael W. Mayo, Daniel R. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7273292
    Abstract: A tail cap assembly for a light beam generator includes a jack, while a remote switch connected by a cable to a plug is removably connectable to the tail cap jack. The tail cap assembly may also include a pushbutton switch. A remote tape switch may be contained in a flexible housing that is removably securable to a rail of a rail mount structure secured to a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Surefire, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 7152990
    Abstract: A multifunctional law enforcement tool, preferably includes several of the tools needed by law enforcement and security personnel. In one embodiment the multifunctional tool comprising a flashlight, stun gun, deterrent spray, glass breaker, I.D. holder, deterrent spray stun and cartridge housings. The cartridge housings allow the user to fire non-lethal rounds such as stun, bean bag, rubber bullets, balls and other projectiles. It may also fire tactical rounds such as colored smoke, breach rounds and concussion rounds. The cartridge housings may also house other battery powered devices such as cameras, audio and video recorders. In a second embodiment the cartridge housings are removed for a lighter more compact unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Craig Allen Kukuk
  • Patent number: 6793364
    Abstract: A non-lethal method and devices for dispersing nuisance birds from a preselected area. Such nuisance birds disrupt many activities such as the steady flow of safely moving aircraft on runways and adjacent thereto, growing crops on farmland, playing golf and the use of the interior of large open buildings. The present method utilizes a series of bright light sources that are positioned adjacent the area from which the birds are to be dispersed. The light sources are activated to produce one or more beams of bright light that are moved in such a manner to produce a pattern of bright light in the vicinity of the birds to be dispersed. This action causes the birds to become sufficiently startled and disoriented so as to disperse these nuisance birds from the area to be cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Science & Engineering Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Cramer, Michael D. Tocci
  • Patent number: 6769787
    Abstract: A light device having a battery and lamp housing and a hinged top door. Batteries and a lamp holder are located within the housing and are accessible by opening the hinged top door. As the hinged top door is opened, a cam surface that holds the batteries in tight contact with the lamp holder moves away from the batteries, thereby releasing the tension holding the batteries in place within the housing. The batteries can therefore be easily loaded and unloaded. Likewise, as the hinged top door is closed, the tension holding the batteries in place is reapplied to the batteries to create a circuit for powering a lamp engaged with the lamp holder. Furthermore, the lamp engaged with the lamp holder is also accessed through the hinged top door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ferguson, Scott W. Osiecki, Joseph P. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6767108
    Abstract: A non-lethal flash grenade includes a transparent, generally cylindrical housing; a layer of flash lamps disposed in the housing; an ignition circuit connected to a first centrally located flash lamp in the layer of flash lamps; a battery connected to the ignition circuit; and a variable time delay switch connected to the ignition circuit; whereby the first centrally located flash lamp is activated by the ignition circuit and remaining flash lamps are sympathetically activated by a flash of the first centrally located flash lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Thomas J. Blachowski, Phillip R. Sturgill, David A. Culhane, Peter P. Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 6540375
    Abstract: A flashlight has a housing with a recess through which is passed a light beam from a light source to a light receiver. The receiver is coupled through a microprocessor to energize the bulb of the flashlight upon interruption of the light beam by an individual's finger or by a mechanical element movable between positions interrupting and not interrupting the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventors: Richard C. Levy, Robert W. Jeffway, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020154498
    Abstract: A non-lethal method and devices for dispersing nuisance birds from a preselected area. Such nuisance birds disrupt many activities such as the steady flow of safely moving aircraft on runways and adjacent thereto, growing crops on farmland, playing golf and the use of the interior of large open buildings. The present method utilizes a series of bright light sources that are positioned adjacent the area from which the birds are to be dispersed. The light sources are activated to produce one or more beams of bright light that are moved in such a manner to produce a pattern of bright light in the vicinity of the birds to be dispersed. This action causes the birds to become sufficiently startled and disoriented so as to disperse these nuisance birds from the area to be cleared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Science & Engineering Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Cramer, Michael D. Tocci
  • Patent number: 5676450
    Abstract: Disclosed is a motion or impact responsive amusement device assembly comprising (1) a light transparent chamber; (2) a light source in communication with said chamber; (3) an impact or motion sensitive member within the amusement device to activate a control circuit to activate a flash unit which illuminates the chamber to effect a "light pipe" effect. The assembly is particularly effective in producing "laser" light effects in toys in the form of guns, sports equipment (baseball bats), military equipment (grenades), and batons (magic wands).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventors: Charles Sink, Jefferey Corsiglia, Lawrence Aledort
  • Patent number: 5488795
    Abstract: A multi-caliber laser firing cartridge (10) for use with a variety of different caliber conventional firearms (100) wherein the cartridge (10) employs an adjustable position switch housing member (71) which may be movably deployed within the cartridge base unit (11) to accommodate varying firing pin "throws" within conventional firearms (100) such that the impact of the firing pin (102) on the cartridge (10) will generate and project a laser beam from the cartridge and through the barrel (104) of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Assignee: American Laser Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Sweat
  • Patent number: 5283970
    Abstract: Toy guns are disclosed which are capable of simultaneously generating light and sound effects, having rotating a barrel assembly, creating vibrations in the body of the toy gun and operating a rapid indexing and cap firing mechanism. The rotating barrels, the cap indexing and firing mechanism and the vibration mechanism are all driven from a motor-driven gear and shaft assembly positioned within the toy gun. A dual action trigger is used to energize the light and sound effects when the trigger is activated to make a first electrical contact. Upon further activation, the trigger makes a second electrical contact which powers the motor and the gear and shaft assembly to drive the rotating barrel assembly, the cap indexing and firing mechanism and the vibration mechanism, as the light and sound effects continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Strombecker Corporation
    Inventor: Gary D. Aigner
  • Patent number: 4910646
    Abstract: A flashlight-coin throwing gun has a revolver-shaped main body formed by uniting separable main bodies, each having a gunbarrel portion and a handle portion. Within the main body is a percussion mechanism for throwing a coin through the gunbarrel. A coin loading assembly delivers coins to be thrown. A trigger operably connected to the throwing mechanism initiates its operation. A light bulb operably connected to the trigger projects light in the same direction as a coil is thrown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Ki-On Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myung-wan Kim
  • Patent number: 4823401
    Abstract: A transmitter and receiver for "MILES" type systems is in a pistol type configuration, and is provided with a display, to indicate the mode of the controller unit, as well as the specific MILES codes which are transmitted or received. The versatile unit is particularly flexible in its ability to test the various components of Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, with "MILES" being the acronym for these combat training exercise systems. A continuous rotary control switch determines the mode, either (1) transmit, (2) receive, or (3) identity change. In the transmit mode, rotation of the switch will change the transmitted MILES code, and actuation of the trigger switch will transmit the MILES code and an associated identity code. In the identity change mode, operating the trigger switch will change the I.D. number of the "player". In the receive mode, the display will show the received MILES code, and the player identity number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Applied Solar Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolph R. Gammarino, Mark S. Doerning, Barry J. Cuccia
  • Patent number: 4586715
    Abstract: A toy laser weapon such as a pistol utilizes a flash unit to generate a burst of high intensity light. A collimating device collimates the light into a beam simulating a laser beam. A target vest can be worn by the person that is the target of the simulated laser pistol and includes a target area of fluorescent material that indicates a hit when the light beam from the toy laser pistol strikes the target area. Also, a sound generator can be provided to emit a sound when the burst of light occurs. An exemplary circuit for use with the light pistol is also part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Life Light Systems
    Inventors: John E. Scolari, Robert T. Warner, Joe E. Deavenport
  • Patent number: 4367516
    Abstract: A conventional firearm having a barrel and a removable marksmanship training device which permits target practice without requiring live ammunition. In a preferred embodiment, the device includes a radiant energy emitting (e.g. strobe light) replacement unit for a cartridge cylinder of a revolver and an elongated lens tube adapted to be received within the barrel. The lens tube is structured for locking registry with the cylinder such that the radiant energy output from the cylinder replacement unit is transmittable through the lens tube as a narrow beam. The lens tube is also equipped with dual set screws which permit selective vertical and horizontal adjustment of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Inventor: Lionel C. Jacob
  • Patent number: 4298914
    Abstract: An attachable, hand held pistol shaped electric firing device, containing a electric generator and a storage battery for firing weapons or explosive devices that can be activated by a electric pulse is disclosed.A light projecting means for general use in the field is also contained. If a weapon to be fired has trailing wires, said wires are attached to electric terminals on the pistol shaped firing device, electricity from its battery is dispensed by depressing the trigger switch, direct current can also be dispensed by working the slide portion of the pistol shaped electric firing device, said slide portion activating the generator housed in the pistol grip.If the pistol shaped electric firing device is to be applied to a weapon such as a high angle of fire mortar tube, a lug grove on top of the slide portion will allow it to be applied to a suitable lug on the mortar tube, with the breech cap removed from the mortar tube rockets can be fired horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventor: Alvin L. Long
  • Patent number: 4239129
    Abstract: The subject invention involves a toy water pistol which embodies improvements with respect to a reciprocal pump therefor for building up pressure against a liquid for ejecting a stream thereof forwardly through a nozzle an appreciable distance; valve means for controlling the flow of the liquid; a source of electricity; light responsive means and lamps therefor for constituting means for illuminating the stream; a buzzer and a switch for controlling the operation of the lamp and buzzer; and a trigger for simultaneously operating the valve means and switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Inventor: Gary F. Esposito
  • Patent number: 4236348
    Abstract: A toy space gun comprising a hollow chamber and an elongate hollow cylindrical barrel extending therefrom, both of opaque molded plastic construction. A strobe unit including a strobe lamp is responsive to an operator trigger for generating a high intensity light flash of short duration. The lamp is mounted at the inner barrel end by a concave reflector which cooperates with a reflective internal surface in the barrel for projecting a major portion of the light flash through the barrel in a condensed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Inventor: Steven M. DuLac
  • Patent number: 4223376
    Abstract: An apparatus for projecting a light beam is disclosed which is constructed so as to simulate a gun. Within the apparatus a light bulb is mounted upon a base having a spherical surface. This base is resiliently engaged by a bearing having a correspondingly shaped interior in such a manner that the position of the bulb may be adjusted slightly so that the filament of the bulb is correctly positioned relative to a lens used in projecting a light beam. In the apparatus the bulb and the lens are separated by a shutter mechanism. The apparatus includes a trigger which, when actuated, first closes a switch to supply electric power to the light bulb and then causes the release of a shutter actuator serving to move the shutter so that it opens and closes within a comparatively short time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 4203667
    Abstract: A signalling system for downed aircrew recovery. The system uses an infra laser beam aimed at a search aircraft which has a detector and a position indicator to locate the transmitter so that the downed crew may be rescued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Russell W. Pierce, Edward A. Teppo, Henry P. Leet
  • Patent number: 4171811
    Abstract: A toy gun or similar device usable with reflective target apparatus utilizes a pulsed light source and a self-contained light detector for detecting light reflected from the target apparatus back to the light detector. The gun includes an audible indicator responsive to the light detector for indicating each time a "hit" is made on the target apparatus, and also includes a resettable counter that provides an indication of the total number of such "hits" achieved in a given time period. The invention also provides a target having a pulsed light source to energize or actuate the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Burton C. Meyer, Gunars Licitis, Jr., Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4117282
    Abstract: A timing mechanism for controlling actuation of a switch in a toy gun in order to produce a burst of light of a predetermined duration includes a housing and a switch actuating member movably mounted in the housing for movement between first and second positions. The switch actuating member is located to engage the switch during a portion of its movement and it is biased to its first position by a spring or the like. An impeller arrangement is provided for driving the switch control member from its first towards its second position against the bias of the spring; and an inertia element, such as a flywheel, operatively engaged with the switch control member, is driven by the switch control member as it moves from its first position towards its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Ideal Toy Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Ieda