Disguised As Body Article Patents (Class 42/1.09)
  • Patent number: 9555270
    Abstract: An automobile safety glass breaker tool is held against an automobile safety glass window and fired to break the window. The tool is armed by sliding a firing pin piston to the rear against a spring and fired by releasing the firing pin piston. The firing pin piston hits a 0.22 blank cartridge to fire the blank cartridge. The blank cartridge drives a striker piston forward, and a striker point on the striker piston impacts and shatters the automobile safety glass window. The striker point is limited to reach about 0.06 inches forward and out of the tool to prevent injury to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Goodman
  • Patent number: 8006425
    Abstract: The present invention is a spring-biased folding firearm that stows compactly and safely. The firearm has three main components: a stock, a receiver and a grip/magazine combination. In folding, the stock folds over the receiver, sandwiching the grip/magazine between the components. When folded, the magazine over-inserts into the grip housing, allowing the stock to clear and providing additional safety when stowed by isolating the ammunition feed. A buttplate latches over the open joint to contain the unit and further secure it. When stowed, the bolt is disengaged from the ammunition feed supply, preventing accidental firing, so a loaded round can be safely carried in the chamber—allowing for immediate use of the firearm upon opening. The weapon is deployed through single-handed actuation and is spring-assisted into firing position. Currently the firearm uses readily available aftermarket parts for easier replacement if necessary and does contain hardware for mounting accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Eric C. Burt, Richard M. Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry
  • Patent number: 7905042
    Abstract: A firearm with a stock having an exterior contour that is generally symmetric with respect to opposing end portions, a front edge portion and at least a portion of opposing side surfaces. A barrel extends through the front edge portion of the stock. Two safety release buttons are diametrically opposed to each other with respect to a barrel bore centerline axis and are exposed at a front edge portion of the stock. Two firing mechanism release buttons are each exposed at an exterior surface of the stock at a respective one of the opposing end portions. The firing mechanism actuation buttons are diametrically opposed to each other with respect to the barrel bore centerline axis. Firing of the firearm requires both of the safety release buttons to be depressed thereby allowing either of the firing mechanism actuation buttons to be depressed for firing the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Morman Carmel, Trent A. Warncke
  • Patent number: 7441362
    Abstract: Firearms include a specially designed trigger capable of verifying a user's identity so that only an authorized user can discharge the firearm. In some embodiments, a user is identified by matching a signal representing force applied to the trigger as a function of time with a preprogrammed activation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Metadigm LLC
    Inventor: Victor B. Kley
  • Publication number: 20080168693
    Abstract: A small gun contained in the buckle of a belt is provided. The gun may comprise a single barrel or a multiplicity of barrels. Each barrel is capable of firing a single shot. Each barrel has a safety to prevent unwanted discharge of the firearm. Each barrel has a trigger. When the trigger is released, the barrel of the gun rotates, thus producing a shot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Jorge Cordero Palau
  • Patent number: 7290366
    Abstract: A body mounted weapons platform is disclosed that attaches to a user's forearm and allows the user to mount within it one or two firearms (depending on the user's preferred embodiment) and two cameras. Both embodiments of the body mounted weapons platform will help improve optical reconnaissance, firearm safety, and targeting skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Steven J. Endres
  • Patent number: 6778811
    Abstract: An electronic device with a concealed firearm. The device includes a housing having an interior face and an exterior face and with a cavity therein. The housing has a plurality of buttons and digital electronics. A tubular wall with a rigid central bore is adapted to function as the barrel of a firearm. The tubular wall has an interior end communicating with the cavity and an exterior end communicating with exterior of the housing. A chamber is provided for receiving a bullet adjacent to the interior end of the bore. A striker element is positioned at the end of the bullet with a point adapted to strike the shell to discharge the bullet and propel the slug thereof outwardly therefrom. An actuator is located on the side of the striker remote from the bullet to initiate movement of the striker element. A mechanism, when activated, is adapted to release the actuator to move the striker element and discharge the bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Ken Grove
  • Publication number: 20040088897
    Abstract: The Dual Profile Pen Gun is a highly concealable, hand held firearm of novel design, commonly referred to as a pen gun, having the appearance and esthetics of a pen like instrument when in a neutral, non firing mode, and can only be fired by manipulating the gun out of its straight axial pen like position into an approximate (90 degree) right angle bend, so the handle of the gun is below and at an angle to the bore of the gun. In this position the weapon is in the ready to fire position and can be held safely in the palm of the hand, until either fired or put back into a straight neutral position. To fire, a safety ring must be twisted clockwise, aligning the breechblock aperture with the firing pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Braverman
  • Patent number: 6540106
    Abstract: A tubular reservoir for wear on a finger contains a deterrent to ward off an assailant. A housing, defining the reservoir, collapses upon flexing of the finger to propel the deterrent for nozzle discharge. A cap is carried by a retainer which is rapidly dislodged by a finger adjacent the finger worn device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Norman G. Gerstner
  • Patent number: 6272781
    Abstract: A garment equipped with emitter, said emitter positioned on the garment such that the emitter can be a weapon, where said emitter can be fired by the wearer of the garment or fired remotely by a second person, an observer, or a third person, a monitor, an observer who is monitoring, where said emitter emits a means to mark an attacker by marking means, the position, identification of, and, alternatively, to immobilize or interfere with an attacker of the wearer of the garment. A method of defending an individual, including wearing by the individual a garment having contained upon, in, or proximal thereto a lethal, non-lethal, or less-than lethal weapon, and discharging or firing the weapon from the garment in the direction of an attacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Resnick