Activated By A Switch Patents (Class 42/117)
  • Patent number: 10529961
    Abstract: A mountable power source for powering one or more accessories mounted on a firearm, the mountable power source includes an enclosure having a battery bank disposed therein; an attachment device extending from the enclosure and to secure to a firearm; a charging port for receiving a power supply to charge the battery bank; and power out port to supply power to the one or more accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Dakota Jernigan
  • Patent number: 10514223
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for use in a firearm having a receiver with a fire control mechanism pocket, transversely aligned pairs of hammer and trigger pin openings in the pocket, and a bolt carrier that reciprocates and pivotally displaces a hammer when cycled. The trigger mechanism includes a hammer, a trigger member, and a locking bar. The hammer has a sear notch and is mounted in the fire control mechanism pocket to pivot on a transverse hammer pin between set and released positions. The trigger member has a sear and is mounted in the fire control mechanism pocket to pivot on a transverse trigger pin between set and released positions. The trigger member has a surface positioned to be contacted by hammer when the hammer is displaced by cycling of the bolt carrier, the contact causing the trigger member to be forced to the set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Wolf Tactical LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Cooper Rounds
  • Patent number: 10378856
    Abstract: A targeting illumination unit (100) adapted for attachment to a weapon (190) is described herein. The unit (100) include a hollow body (105), a non-laser light source (160) supported in the body and adapted to emit at least one light beam (175), and a lens assembly (120) supported in the body and adapted to focus the emitted at least one light beam (175) for projection therefrom, and a reticle (125) provided between the non-laser light source (160) and lens assembly (120). The reticle (125) has a geometrically-shaped image formed thereon that is adapted to modify the at least one light beam (175) emitted by the light source (160). The unit (100) is adapted to project a geometrically-shaped targeting light image (180) at a distance from the weapon (190) for facilitating targeting of the weapon (190).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Switchblade Alley, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert B. Harrison, Cheryl A. Pothoven
  • Patent number: 10371486
    Abstract: A firearm accessory includes a firearm attachment portion that is configured to attach to a firearm. The firearm attachment portion defines a barrel passage that defines a barrel passage axis. The barrel passage is configured to receive at least a portion of a firearm barrel. The firearm accessory includes an accessory mounting portion that is pivotally attached to the firearm attachment portion. The accessory mounting portion is movable between an open position and a closed position. When in the open position, the accessory mounting portion is positioned away from the barrel passage, and when in the closed position, the accessory mounting portion is positioned at least partially around the barrel passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WHG Properties, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Geissele, Frank E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10371484
    Abstract: An illuminated sighting system for providing an illumination at a sight of a firearm includes a power source housed within a compartment of the firearm. The sighting system further includes a light source. The system additionally includes a switch which completes a power circuit that provides power from the power source to the light source when activated, and a conduit configured to transmit light from the light source to the sight of the firearm. The sighting system includes a feature to deactivate the light source when the firearm is holstered or in another stored condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Scott M. Warren
  • Patent number: 10352649
    Abstract: A free float modular handguard is provided. The handguard includes a mounting adapter having an aperture and a barrel nut having an aperture. The barrel nut couples the mounting adapter to an upper receiver of a firearm through the aperture of the mounting adapter. The aperture of the barrel nut receives a barrel therethrough. The handguard also includes a support member having an aperture. The support member is aligned with the aperture of the barrel nut, wherein the aperture of the support member receives the barrel therethrough. The handguard also includes a top member, a bottom member, a first side member, and a second side member, wherein the top member, bottom member, first side member and second side member are each coupled on one end to the mounting adapter coupled on the other end the support member. This creates the free float modular handguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: David L. Beaty, Jason Butkowski
  • Patent number: 10274283
    Abstract: A handguard extension system having a handguard, wherein at least one handguard extension receiving channel is formed in a portion of the handguard, wherein at least one alignment/retention slot is formed at least partially through the handguard extension receiving channel so as to at least partially receive a portion of an attachment screw therethrough; and a handguard extension component comprising an attachment portion and an extension portion, wherein the attachment portion is sized so as to be at least partially received within at least a portion of the handguard extension receiving channel, wherein at least one aperture is formed through the attachment portion, wherein the at least one aperture is positioned so as to correspond to one or more of the alignment/retention slots, thereby allowing the attachment screw to secure at least a portion of the attachment portion within handguard extension receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Oglesby
  • Patent number: 10054396
    Abstract: A handgun mounted accessory such as a laser sight is combined with a trigger-guard mounted flush profile switch to provide high reliability of operation. The switch is designed and located to provide passive user switching in use without separate movement or applied force of the user's hand or fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Richard George Hovsepian
  • Patent number: 9927209
    Abstract: A light for mounting on an implement is provided. In particular, a light configured to be releasably attached to a firearm is provided. The light includes first and second light elements. A selector switch is operable to select which of the two light elements is energized when a primary switch is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: STREAMLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, John C. DiNenna, Thomas D. Boris, Jon C. Zeisler
  • Patent number: 9879941
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing power to an accessory on a firearm, the method including the steps of: detecting an accessory when attached to said firearm through actuation of a magnetic switch magnetically coupled to a magnet in the accessory via a pin located in the firearm and providing a power path with said accessory; and providing power to said accessory from a secondary source of power should power be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: COLT CANADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Walter Compton, Gary Edward Crocker
  • Patent number: 9810411
    Abstract: A flashlight for use with a pistol, the pistol having a trigger guard and a mounting rail. The flashlight includes an elongated housing having a clamping mechanism for mounting to the mounting rail, a light source at one end thereof, and paddle switches at an opposing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EMISSIVE ENERGY CORP.
    Inventors: Robert D. Galli, Christopher J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9772150
    Abstract: An upper receiver assembly for a firearm having an upper receiver with an integral barrel nut, a assembly and a barrel nut assembly with a barrel and lock nut is provided. The barrel is received by the upper receiver and is secured directly to the upper receiver using the lock nut. The upper receiver also includes an integral mounting member to which the assembly may be directly attached. The upper receiver assembly allows the user to attach both the barrel and assemblies directly to the upper receiver, independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: LWRC International LLC
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 9644908
    Abstract: An upper receiver assembly for a firearm having an upper receiver with an integral barrel nut, a handguard assembly and a barrel nut assembly with a barrel and lock nut is provided. The barrel is received by the upper receiver and is secured directly to the upper receiver using the lock nut. The upper receiver also includes an integral handguard mounting member to which the handguard assembly may be directly attached. The upper receiver assembly allows the user to attach both the barrel and handguard assemblies directly to the upper receiver, independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LWRC International LLC
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 9488436
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and circuits for managing one or more electrically powered accessories attached to a firearm having a rail configured for mounting the one or more accessories. The system includes a control module having a housing for fastening the control module to the firearm, a plurality of jacks configured to receive one or more control cords of the one or more accessories and a switch configured to allow selective operation of the one or more accessories. The system may further include a remote activation module and touch detection tab for operating the accessories from a location remote from the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Terrill Luis Abst
  • Patent number: 9279639
    Abstract: A firearm can have a handguard having an inner section and an outer section with the outer section having circuitry and control devices for controlling electronic devices. The electronic devices can be part of the outer section. The inner section attaches to the firearm similarly to a current art handguard. The outer section attaches to the inner section. Different functionality can be obtained through the attachment of different outer sections to the inner section. The outer section can obtain electrical power from a power supply attached to or integrated with the firearm. The outer section can alternatively receive electrical power from a power supply carried by a person in a back pack or vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Charles Hines
  • Patent number: 9255767
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing power to an accessory on a firearm, the method including the steps of: detecting an accessory when attached to said firearm through actuation of a magnetic switch magnetically coupled to a magnet in the accessory via a pin located in the firearm and providing a power path with said accessory; and providing power to said accessory from a secondary source of power should power be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: COLT CANADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Walter Compton, Gary Edward Crocker
  • Patent number: 9228799
    Abstract: A semi-automatic or automatic rifle is provided. The rifle having: an upper hand guard and a lower hand guard each removably secured to an upper receiver of the rifle, wherein the upper hand guard has an integral upper rail that extends along an upper surface of the upper hand guard and the upper hand guard has a rear tab that is received within a mating slot of the upper receiver when the upper hand guard is secured to the upper receiver and wherein the upper rail of the upper hand guard is contiguous with a receiver rail when the upper hand guard is secured to the upper receiver; a cap configured to releasably engage a forward end of the upper hand guard and a forward end of the lower hand guard; and wherein the upper hand guard and the lower hand guard are not directly secured to a barrel of the rifle such that the upper hand guard and the lower hand guard float in position relative to the barrel of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: COLT'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Grzegorz Kuczynko
  • Patent number: 9212865
    Abstract: A hand guard assembly for installation on a standard barrel nut is disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, the hand guard assembly may include a hinged hand guard comprising a left clamshell component and a right clamshell component, which may be mounted on a standard barrel nut. The design of the hinged hand guard allows the hand guard to securely fasten on the standard barrel nut by accommodating the sprockets of the standard barrel nut in an internal radial groove, and/or encasing the firearm's gas tube in a longitudinal notch. The disclosed configurations may allow a user to attach and remove the hand guard easily and quickly from the firearm without modifying the standard barrel nut or removing the gas block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Dubreuil
  • Patent number: 9212867
    Abstract: A handgun sighting system that adjusts the intensity of a lighted front sight based on the ambient light conditions. A sighting rib on the handgun includes an electronic circuit having a power supply, a light emitting diode (LED), a photocell, and a reed switch. A holster for use with the sighting system includes a magnet therein. Return of the handgun to the holster brings the reed switch of the weapon in close proximity to the magnet and deactivates the LED and the electronic circuit. Withdrawal of the handgun from the holster activates the LED and the electronic circuit. The handgun sighting system automatically adjusts the intensity of the LED in accordance with changes in the ambient light conditions, as measured by the photocell, to provide an optimal sighting presentation for the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: William Q. Patterson, Steven Woodward
  • Patent number: 9163894
    Abstract: Laser transmission systems mountable on firearms are disclosed along with methods of operating and configuring the same. The laser transmissions systems are configured to detect that a sequence of real-time mechanical vibrations on the firearm are in accordance with a predetermined characteristic firing signature of the firearm. In response, the laser transmission system initiates transmission of a laser to simulate a munitions strike. The predetermined characteristic firing signature is based on a sequence of predetermined mechanical vibrations resulting from a first pre-flash firing event and a subsequent second pre-flash firing event. In this manner, the laser transmission system initiates transmission of the laser prior to a flash event and more accurately approximates a bullet trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Peter F. Reardon, Steven Gordon Preston, Edward Steve Kaprocki, Kevin E. Keene
  • Patent number: 9134094
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to the field of firearms, and, more specifically, to laser sights for firearms, particularly laser sights having multiple laser diodes. Various embodiments of the disclosed systems may include two or more lasers in a single unit, and may not only be relatively less expensive relative to units with two separate lasers and housings, but they may also be easier to calibrate and use. For example, in various embodiments, the system may include two or more lasers that may be adjusted for windage and elevation (e.g., calibrated) simultaneously. Thus, in various embodiments, one or more infrared diodes may be calibrated automatically when a corresponding visible light diode is calibrated, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Crimson Trace Corporation
    Inventors: Zackary Hilbourne, Jason Hilbourne, Daniel Hughes, Danny Anderson
  • Patent number: 9134082
    Abstract: A firearm including a barrel having a breech and a muzzle defining a length of the barrel is disclosed. The firearm includes a hand guard having a first end and a second end with a front sight is attached to at least one of the barrel adjacent the muzzle and the second end of the hand guard. A housing is coupled to the front sight and defines a chamber having a piston disposed therein and movable between static and displaced positions. A receiver is coupled to the first end and a bolt carrier is disposed within the receiver and moveable between firing and rearward positions. A carrier key is attached to the bolt carrier and moves concurrently with the bolt carrier and a rod is permanently affixed to the carrier key and extends to a distal end with the piston engaging the distal end when moving to the displaced position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ADCOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20150113851
    Abstract: A firearm accessory that includes a body that is demountably attached to a firearm, the body containing: a camera; a microphone; a memory chip; a micro-controller operable to record a user's firearm activity into the memory chip as captured by the camera and the microphone; and, a trigger-switch mechanism demountably attached to a firearm-handle operable by a user's finger to turn the contents of the body on but not off. The body disposed on a firearm further includes a plurality of electronic components operable to: record audio, video, location, time, and date, at the time of usage of a firearm; and transmit the recorded a record audio, video, location, time, and date, outside of the body through a wire, a portable memory card, or wirelessly in realtime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maiquel Bensayan, Anna Maria FERNANDEZ
  • Patent number: 8844189
    Abstract: A sighting device replicates the spread pattern of pellets exiting the barrel of a shotgun. The sighting device includes a light source (preferably a laser) and a power source connectable to the light source. The device may also include a mount to attach the sighting device to a shotgun. The sighting device preferably projects a circular pattern of individual light beams wherein the circumference of the circular pattern increases as the light beams move farther from the sighting device to replicate the spread of shotgun pellets. The sighting device may also project a beam of light in the center of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: P&L Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. Moore, Aaron Moore
  • Patent number: 8807779
    Abstract: An illumination device for use with a firearm and a method of using the same are disclosed. The illumination device can include a gun grip cover configured to attach to a gun grip. The illumination device can have a first illumination element extending to the left of the gun grip cover and a second illumination element extending to the right of the gun grip cover. The illumination elements can deliver a spread of light to illuminate a large area. The illumination elements can be laterally adjacent to the barrel. The illumination elements can be controlled by a control switch positioned below the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Battle Tek Industries Incorporated
    Inventors: Terry Izumi, Adam M. Gettings, Nathan D. Gettings
  • Patent number: 8793920
    Abstract: A laser beam generating module capable of projecting a series of concentric circles of light is connected to the frame of a firearm in substantial alignment with the gun barrel. The laser beam can be actuated on demand, and the resultant pattern will be projected onto the target. Due to the intrinsic fan angle of the spatially projected beams, the circles displayed on the target will appear to be spaced further apart when the target is further away, and appear to be spaced closer when the target is nearer. By selecting a suitable laser fan angle, it is possible to get an immediate visual indication of the approximate range to the target increasing the potential accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Vijay Singh
  • Patent number: 8720102
    Abstract: A method of controlling a target marking system includes emitting a beam with a beam source associated with a target marker. The method also includes sensing movement of the target marker, and modifying operation of the beam source based on the sensed movement. Such modification changes a characteristic of the emitted beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: LaserMax, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Allen, Daniel Balonek
  • Patent number: 8695265
    Abstract: A mount comprising a connecting portion attachable to a firearm, a first member connected to the connecting portion to be rotatable about a first axis, a second member connected to the first member to be rotatable about a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis, and an attachment system connected to the second member for receiving an accessory. Also, a mount attachable to a firearm and having a dampener system connected to base and body portions thereof, the dampener system acting to dampen a recoil force produced by the firearm. Further, a mount attachable to a firearm and allowing a first rotation varying an azimuth of an accessory and a second rotation varying an angle of elevation of the accessory, and control means adjusting the second rotation to obtain a desired value and automatically producing the first rotation to correct a lateral drift of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Serge Dextraze
  • Patent number: 8662694
    Abstract: An illumination device for use with a firearm and a method of using the same are disclosed. The illumination device can include a gun grip cover configured to attach to a gun grip. The illumination device can have a first illumination element extending to the left of the gun grip cover and a second illumination element extending to the right of the gun grip cover. The illumination elements can deliver a spread of light to illuminate a large area. The illumination elements can be laterally adjacent to the barrel. The illumination elements can be controlled by a control switch positioned below the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Battle Tek Industries Incorporated
    Inventors: Terry Izumi, Adam M. Gettings, Nathan D. Gettings
  • Patent number: 8656629
    Abstract: A range finder includes housing, circuitry, a lens, a display, and a plurality of threaded apertures. The housing has a front end, a rear end, and a bottom portion extending between the front end and the rear end. The range finder circuitry is located within the housing. The lens is located at the front end of the housing. The display is located at the rear end of the housing. The plurality of threaded apertures are located in the bottom portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Larry Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8646201
    Abstract: A firearm training tool having a shot indicating system in further in one form a trigger take-up indicating system. The trigger module is adjustable to adjust various properties of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: NextLevel Training, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Hughes, Jack Kettlestrings, Gregory Davis, Britt Lentz
  • Patent number: 8627591
    Abstract: A sighting device is mountable to a gun. The device includes a light source (preferably a laser), a power source connectable to the light source and a mount attachable to the gun so that the laser is juxtaposed either the top surface of the gun or a side surface of the gun. In one embodiment, the sighting device includes a bottom rail mountable in a slot on the gun, wherein the slot is preferably positioned on the top surface of the gun. The sighting device may also include a mechanical sight that functions as the rear mechanical sight on the gun and/or a secondary light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventors: Larry Moore, Aaron Moore
  • Publication number: 20140007485
    Abstract: Wireless remote aiming systems mounted on a weapon: Comprising of an rf transmitter at least three switches mounted the handgrip pcb. The transmitter signal to The receiver activates one or more of at least two lasers and/or the led light source depending on the signal that was sent to the receiver. At least one of the lasers mounted within the enclosure housing is an it laser and the other maybe a red, green or blue in color laser. The rf transmitter and/or the receiver have a build in encoder/decoder with an rf frequency hopper. two or more of the wireless remote aiming systems will not be in the same frequency at the same time and interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Enrique Castejon, SR.
  • Patent number: 8567981
    Abstract: A laser aiming device incorporated into a battery cap housing, which is in turn secured to such as an existing gun sight and which is in communication with the sights primary power source, such as a battery. The laser aiming device constitutes such as a diode and adjustment mechanism attached to a weapon sight battery source and, by virtue of a circuit closing cap insert, powering itself off the same. As such, the device is capable of being attached to the other side of the battery cap, while running off the single (primary) battery source associated with the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Elite Research, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Finnegan, Kevin Philbin
  • Patent number: 8561340
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a tube holder including two connectors for receiving either a light-emitting diode (LED) tube and or a fluorescent tube. One of the connectors includes a rotary member rotatably received in a through hole defined in a retainer, and three conductive elastic pieces positioned in the retainer around the through hole. One elastic piece is electrically connected to an LED tube drive circuit board and a fluorescent tube drive circuit board, and the other two conductive pieces are electrically connected to the LED and the fluorescent tube drive circuit boards, respectively. The rotary member can be rotated to first and second positions, wherein at the first position, the LED tube can be activated, and at the second position the fluorescent tube can be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing-Shan Cao, Zheng-Nian Liu, Yu Hu, Jun-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8510982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light assembly for placement inside a handgun, with the battery of the light assembly replacing the recoil spring guide of the handgun. The recoil spring of the handgun fits over the battery of the disclosed lighting assembly. The light provides a primary or alternative light source for the user of a handgun, and may provide white light or infrared light. The light assembly disclosed may be mounted inside a handgun without making permanent modifications to the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: William Squires
  • Publication number: 20130185981
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system, and a method of operation relating to an electronic firearm system are disclosed. As one example embodiment, one or more tilt switches and/or tilt sensors are provided on-board the firearm. These tilt switches and/or tilt sensor may activate or deactivate electronics on-board the firearm responsive to different orientations or tilt states of the firearm. As another example embodiment, an energy storage device having one or more integrated tilt switches and/or tilt sensor is disclosed which varies an energy output of the energy storage device responsive to an orientation or tilt state of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: CALIN BRABANDT
  • Publication number: 20130185982
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to the field of firearms, and, more specifically, to laser sights for firearms, particularly laser sights having multiple laser diodes. Various embodiments of the disclosed systems may include two or more lasers in a single unit, and may not only be relatively less expensive relative to units with two separate lasers and housings, but they may also be easier to calibrate and use. For example, in various embodiments, the system may include two or more lasers that may be adjusted for windage and elevation (e.g., calibrated) simultaneously. Thus, in various embodiments, one or more infrared diodes may be calibrated automatically when a corresponding visible light diode is calibrated, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: CRIMSON TRACE INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Hilbourne, Jason Hilbourne, Daniel Hughes, Danny Anderson
  • Patent number: 8474173
    Abstract: A sight system is provided which may be selectively used in a variety of different ways. In one example, the sight system may be positioned on a rifle to provide a rifle sight system. In this example, the sight system may be positioned on the rifle barrel a substantial distance away from a user's eye. Advantageously, such an implementation may permit a user to effectively sight the rifle without compromising situational awareness. In another example, the sight system may be used to provide a reflex sight with a reticle (e.g., a dot, crosshair, mark, or other appropriate shape) superimposed on an image (e.g., a zoomed or non-zoomed image) displayed from a camera. In another example, the sight system may be used to provide an occluded sight in which a camera and/or display of the sight system is disabled. As a result, a reticle may be displayed over an opaque background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Mark Buczek, Mark Squire
  • Publication number: 20120311913
    Abstract: A telescopic sighting device includes a tubular scope, an objective lens, an ocular assembly, and a laser locator. The objective lens is mounted at a bell portion of the tubular scope for focusing light at a focal point in the body portion of the tubular scope. The ocular assembly is provided at an eyepiece portion of the tubular scope for magnifying the light from focused at the focal point. Furthermore, the laser locator is mounted at the bell portion of the tubular scope at a position adjacent to the objective lens, and comprises a laser emitter arranged to generate a laser beam toward a target, in such a manner that a user is able to observe a laser indicator produced by the laser beam on the target through the ocular assembly so as to enhance an accuracy of locating the target by the telescopic sighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Carson Cheng, Jim Zhang
  • Patent number: 8312666
    Abstract: A sighting device is mountable to a gun. The device includes a light source (preferably a laser), a power source connectable to the light source and a mount attachable to the gun so that the laser is juxtaposed either the top surface of the gun or a side surface of the gun. In one embodiment, the sighting device includes a bottom rail mountable in a slot on the gun, wherein the slot is preferably positioned on the top surface of the gun. The sighting device may also include a mechanical sight that functions as the rear mechanical sight on the gun and/or a secondary light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Larry E. Moore, Aaron Moore
  • Patent number: 8256154
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sighting device for a firearm having a trigger guard, a frame with an underside portion forward of the trigger guard, and a handgrip with a front strap. The sighting device has a body having a first portion including an illumination device. The body defines an engagement feature operable term the bubbly connectivity for portion of the trigger guard. The body has an elongated extension portion that extends from the first portion. The extension portion is shaped to underlie a lower portion of the trigger guard from the first portion to the front strap. The extension portion has a free end including a switch, and the extension portion includes a conductor operably connecting the switch to the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Crimson Trace Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis A. Danielson, Daniel Lee Hughes
  • Patent number: 8256153
    Abstract: A laser sighting device having a laser sight body with a barrel aperture formed through the laser sight body; two or more laser emitter apertures formed in the laser sight body; a laser light aperture extending from a bottom wall of each laser emitter aperture through the laser sight body; a laser emitter for each laser emitter aperture; wherein a laser emitter is fitted within each laser emitter aperture; a cap associated with each laser emitter aperture; wherein when the cap is a threadedly connected and sufficient torque is applied to the cap, the laser emitter produces a laser light beam that is projected through the laser light aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Donald D. Noha, Clarence L. Garvin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120198748
    Abstract: An automatically aligning aiming device that is magnetically attached to a weapon and automatically aligns itself parallel to the center axis of the gun barrel, using two magnet or sets of the magnets perpendicular to each other, without the need of rails, clamping, or other fastening aids, which allows the use of regular laser pointers with none or few modifications. The present invention provides additional aiming information without obstructing the original aiming sights of the weapon. The present invention uses two magnets or sets of magnets with resulting attractive magnetic forces perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Ignacio Vicente Ospino Orozco
  • Publication number: 20120180367
    Abstract: A laser beam generating module capable of projecting a series of concentric circles of light is connected to the frame of a firearm in substantial alignment with the gun barrel. The laser beam can be actuated on demand, and the resultant pattern will be projected onto the target. Due to the intrinsic fan angle of the spatially projected beams, the circles displayed on the target will appear to be spaced further apart when the target is further away, and appear to be spaced closer when the target is nearer. By selecting a suitable laser fan angle, it is possible to get an immediate visual indication of the approximate range to the target increasing the potential accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Vijay SINGH
  • Publication number: 20120144718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sighting device for a firearm having a trigger guard, a frame with an underside portion forward of the trigger guard, and a handgrip with a front strap. The sighting device has a body having a first portion including an illumination device. The body defines an engagement feature operable term the bubbly connectivity for portion of the trigger guard. The body has an elongated extension portion that extends from the first portion. The extension portion is shaped to underlie a lower portion of the trigger guard from the first portion to the front strap. The extension portion has a free end including a switch, and the extension portion includes a conductor operably connecting the switch to the illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Lewis A. Danielson, Daniel Lee Hughes
  • Patent number: 8191302
    Abstract: A folding front sight for a firearm includes a laser aiming device within the folding sight frame. The folding front sight includes a base, and a sight frame having a front sight post. The sight frame is movable between an upright deployed position, and a stowed position. A laser aiming module is mounted within the sight frame and is movable with the forward sight frame such that when the forward sight frame is in an upright deployed position, the laser aiming module is in a stowed position, and further such that when the forward sight frame is in a stowed position, the laser aiming module is in a deployed position. The device further includes a power source and a switch for selectively energizing said laser aiming module to output an aiming beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Richard E. Swan
  • Publication number: 20120085015
    Abstract: A toy gun having a laser sight includes a gun body, a laser sight and a trigger assembly. The laser sight is selectively located in a first position or a second position. The laser sight includes a light-emitting element for aiming a beam toward the front of the gun body and an activating element for controlling the ON/OFF state of the light-emitting element. The trigger assembly includes a trigger and a connecting rod driven by the trigger to bias the activating element. When the laser sight is in the first position, the trigger is pressed to drive the connecting rod to move forwards, thereby biasing the activating element to turn on the light-emitting element. When the laser sight is in the second position, the activating element is located farther away from the connecting rod and unable to be biased by the connecting rod, thereby turning off the light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng WEI
  • Patent number: 8127485
    Abstract: A sighting device is mountable to a gun. The device includes a light source (preferably a laser), a power source connectable to the light source and a mount attachable to the gun so that the laser is juxtaposed either the top surface of the gun or a side surface of the gun. In one embodiment, the sighting device includes a bottom rail mountable in a slot on the gun, wherein the slot is preferably positioned on the top surface of the gun. The sighting device may also include a mechanical sight that functions as the rear mechanical sight on the gun and/or a secondary light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Larry E. Moore, Aaron Moore
  • Publication number: 20120047787
    Abstract: A revolver having a frame that defines a rectangular aperture to which a cylinder is mounted, and a laser aiming device that is mounted to the frame, rearward of the rectangular aperture. The laser aiming device is secured to the frame by a fastener that is inserted through an opening defined in a central position of the laser aiming device and into a corresponding hole formed in the frame. The alignment axis of the laser aiming device is proximate the firing axis of the revolver. The laser aiming device is light weight and lies substantially flush against the revolver, between the frame and the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SMITH & WESSON CORP.
    Inventor: BRETT CURRY