Billy Club Type Patents (Class 42/1.16)
  • Patent number: 8485173
    Abstract: An airsoft gun includes a stock and barrel assembly including a rear compressed propellant gas container having a seal, a spring biased striker disposed forwardly of the seal, a chamber disposed forwardly of the striker, a sliding weight in the chamber, a receiver disposed forwardly of the chamber, and an annular trough on an inner surface of a forward portion of the gun; a spring biased cap member locked at a forward opening; a pistol grip extending laterally out of the receiver and including two opposite three-section slots on a surface; a magazine assembly in the pistol grip; a and trigger assembly at bottom of the pistol grip and including a spring biased spacer engaging the bottom pellet, a cap element at the bottom of the pistol grip, and two safety pins through the cap element and the slots to lockingly urge against the spacer in a safe position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Shu-Mei Tseng
  • Publication number: 20120000453
    Abstract: A firing device of a side-handle baton includes first and second shaft portions, a magazine portion, a trigger housing, a gas chamber portion, and a nozzle portion. Pressure from a CO2 cartridge in the second shaft portion enters and accumulates in the gas chamber portion to push a nozzle. Once a pushbutton of the magazine portion is pressed, ball-shaped bullets in the magazine portion fall into a bore of the first shaft portion, and the magazine portion pushes a trigger in the trigger housing, thus driving a sear to release the nozzle. When a piston rod in the nozzle is freed, the pressure in the gas chamber portion is discharged to fire the bullets. A recoil spring then pushes the nozzle portion back to re-seal the gas chamber portion, allowing pressure to accumulate again in the gas chamber portion, and the sear to retain the nozzle until the next shot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Yong-Jun Chung, Wan-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 7506467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a small-calibre defence system, characterised by the use of an unconventional process, with the following main characteristics: the absence of a trigger and hammer, which are replaced by firing mechanisms in the form of a handle (B) inside which the percussion system (C) is activated by rotating it in relation to the barrels (E), thus forcing the striker to move up a ramp thereby compressing the tensor system, after which it is released and the firearm is detonated, this merely being an example of what the invention covers; the novelty of its design, which has been devised in order to make it difficult or impossible for a child to activate it; it is assembled longitudinally in multiple barrels (E), with a manually tightened rotating safety lock (D), contrary to the buttons and catches of similar firearms; it has a integrated Progressive Impact Area Indicator laser sight (F) which functions progressively according to distance; and it has a foldaway grip (G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Fernando Jorge Maldonado Ferreira Lopes
  • Patent number: 7240448
    Abstract: A projectile weapon, preferably adapted to fire non- and less-lethal munitions. An elongate tubular body includes a barrel portion and a receiver portion, with a breech assembly disposed in the receiver portion adjacent the barrel portion. A handle is affixed to and extends outward from the receiver portion. A firing mechanism is disposed within the receiver portion adjacent the breech assembly. A trigger is adapted to slide in a longitudinal direction along the elongate tubular body. The trigger extends outward from the receiver portion in a direction generally parallel to the handle. The trigger is slidable between at least a deployed position and a retracted position. In the deployed position, the trigger assembly is adapted to actuate the firing mechanism. In the retracted position, the trigger face is recessed into the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Less Lethal, Inc.
    Inventor: Homer D. Knapp
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6729061
    Abstract: A coupling device for enabling an elongated item of police equipment to be rapidly employed as a shoulder stock for use with a handgun includes a rigid mounting ring having a forwardly directed rigid prong, and a diametrically located set screw for adjustable engagement with the elongated item. The prong is adapted to fit within a recess at the base of the handgrip of a handgun, thereby establishing stabilized joinder with the handgun. Suitable elongated items include batons and flashlights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Rogers P. DeJarnette, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6578463
    Abstract: Miniature machine gun in which all components are housed within a cylindrical tube, the barrel being disposed axially of the tube and the magazine surrounding the barrel. Barrel and magazine is a removable unit which may be replaced by an identical unit where rapid reloading is desired; has no stock, sights or other appendages and is intended to be operated from the hip of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1967
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Hubert M. Ross, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6463688
    Abstract: The Less Lethal (TM) police baton invention, which is capable of firing projectiles, is presented. The baton has a front barrel body, a rear breech body pivotally coupled to the front barrel body, a handle perpendicularly secured to the rear breech body, a locking mechanism adapted to lock the front barrel body to the rear breech body. It also has a firing mechanism positioned inside the rear breech body and adapted to trigger explosions of the projectiles. It has a safety trigger mechanism coupled to the firing mechanism, the trigger mechanism being adapted to be positioned horizontally for locking. The trigger can be unlocked and positioned vertically for triggering wherein a pulling stop of the firing mechanism is adapted to be urged forward by the trigger mechanism for triggering the firing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Less Lethal, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Idehara
  • Publication number: 20020144446
    Abstract: A combination of a launcher and at least one disposable container. The disposable container contains at least one cylinder loaded with a projectile, propellant, and igniter. It snaps into place into a launcher base. The launcher base has a trigger to ignite the propellant igniter, hence, fire the projectile down a cylinder toward a target. The launcher base may be concealed in a tool or other device or it can resemble a grip, trigger, and butt of a standard weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: John C. Lindahl