Flare Type Gun Patents (Class 42/1.15)
  • Patent number: 8336459
    Abstract: A pen flare may be adapted for firing from a weapon having a caliber larger than a caliber of the pen flare. The adapted flare may be fired from a conventional shotgun. The adapted flare may include a pen flare with a portion having external threads and a base. The base may include an extractor rim and a through-bore with internal threads. The pen flare may be fixed in the through-bore of the base via the external and internal threads. A rear portion of the base may have an outer diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of a front portion of the base. A cylindrical sleeve may be disposed around the front portion of the base and around the pen flare. A conventional shotgun may be reversibly converted to a compact, lighter weight shotgun with a kit. The converted shotgun may be more desirable for firing flares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Jeffrey Hayes Gould
  • Patent number: 7310902
    Abstract: A personal safety device (10) includes at least one housing containing a quantity of a marking substance (30), an explosive charge (36), and a triggering apparatus (22) which is operative to detonate the explosive charge (36) to propel the marking substance from the housing (H) to mark the area surrounding the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Janet Elizabeth Williams
  • Publication number: 20070240350
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a distress flare launcher that can manually or automatically fire pyrotechnic signal flares when a mariner is in distress. During an emergency, the device may be activated automatically by hydrostatic release when the device is inverted or falls into the water, activating a mercury switch with a timing mechanism to fire flares to signal for help.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: George A. Borlase
  • Patent number: 7261037
    Abstract: The pyrotechnic animal dispersal device includes an aerodynamic stabilizer for attachment to a pyrotechnic rocket cartridge and a connector sleeve for joining an explosive cartridge to the rocket cartridge. The connector sleeve has an annular disc disposed therein so that slow burning fuel from the rocket cartridge can pass through the disc and detonate the explosive cartridge when the rocket cartridge nears the end of its flight, thereby extending the range of the explosive cartridge. The cartridges are of the pyrotechnic variety launched from a handheld launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: J. Barthell Joseph, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6502343
    Abstract: An emergency rescue device is provided which includes a plurality of launching tubes, a plurality of upper and lower fixing pieces, a plurality of upper and lower connecting moving pieces, a plurality of groups of tenons and spring units, a lighting device, a plurality of supporting poles, a plurality of upper and lower uniting pieces, a plurality of upper and lower spring holder portions, an outer cylinder and a lid, etc. A flare used in the emergency rescue device comprises a far upper end loaded with signal powders; a second section loaded with pushing powders, below which lighting powders are loaded and are partially exposed to outside the circumference of the flare body; and a far lower end with a tail wing. The emergency rescue device of the present invention allows the flare to be fired immediately and consecutively at the sky for SOS signaling, enabling an immediate rescue for victims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: Joung Young Cheng
  • Publication number: 20020139029
    Abstract: An emergency rescue device is provided which includes a plurality of launching tubes, a plurality of upper and lower fixing pieces, a plurality of upper and lower connecting moving pieces, a plurality of groups of tenon and spring units, a lighting device, a plurality of supporting poles, a plurality of upper and lower uniting pieces, a plurality of upper and lower spring holder portions, an outer cylinder and a lid, etc. A flare used in the emergency rescue device comprises a far upper and loaded with signaling powders; a second section loaded with pushing powders, below which lighting powders are loaded and are partially exposed to outside the circumference of the flare body; and a far lower end with a tail wing. The emergency rescue device of the present invention allows the flare to be fired immediately and consecutively at the sky for SOS signaling, enabling an immediate rescue for victims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Joung Young Cheng
  • Patent number: 6430859
    Abstract: A pyrotechnic flare signalling device firing mechanism has a tubular casing with a master plunger projecting from one end and slidable in the casing in tandem with a slave plunger which is urged against a stop pin in the casing by a coil spring acting between the plungers. A probe on the slave plunger extends towards a firing pin at the other end of the casing. A ball is located in a dished recess between the firing pin and the probe. The diameter of the ball is such that thrust imparted to the slave plunger by extension of the coil spring is transmitted to the firing pin through the ball when the device is upright whereas the probe is always spaced from the firing pin when the bail is displaced to one side because the device is not upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Flight Refuelling Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Stewart Barlow
  • Patent number: 6415538
    Abstract: A bracket for securing the barrel of a flare launcher to the body of the flare launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: William F. Brice
  • Patent number: 6295751
    Abstract: An attachment for a firearm with a removable barrel screws onto the firearm in place of the barrel and enables firing a flare. The attachment includes a firing pin housing with a sliding firing pin extension, and a flare cartridge barrel, which may be temporarily removed to receive a flare cartridge and then replaced. The normal bolt action of the firearm actuates the firing pin extension to fire the flare cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Charles J. Piwonski