Cylinder Loaded From Muzzle End Patents (Class 42/61)
  • Patent number: 9080825
    Abstract: A firearm utilizing a ratcheting system to rotate a cylinder containing ammunition is disclosed. The ratchet system is designed to accommodate the cylinder being in an initial safe (without a chamber centered over the barrel and hammer) and subsequent active positions. A ratchet arm protrudes through the breach plate and is supported thereon as it pushes ratchet pads on the cylinder from a starting point in either position to the next active position. Numerous designs for the ratchet pads and the ratchet arm are disclosed, as is a stepped drawbar to accommodate the workings of the firearm and a locking bar that interfaces with both the hammer and locking notches in the circumference of the cylinder so as to release and secure the cylinder in appropriate positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Tusting
  • Patent number: 7757726
    Abstract: A system for reducing the energy and for reducing the time required to refill on board tanks on a vehicle from a high pressure fuel depot refilling line operatively interconnected to the tank wherein the refuel gas itself is circulated within the on board tank to absorb the compression heat of refueling, and the heat thereby absorbed is radiated from the refueling circuit to an external environment such that a close to optimum refill of the tank is achieved without the need for a slow fill, precooling or pressure overfill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Handa
  • Patent number: 7752795
    Abstract: New design for semi-automatic weapon for several tubes cartridges loading system for long guns, wherein an in-between connection steel part fixes the barrel to the receiver. The retention of the cartridges inside the parallel tubes is done by three metallic nails. The springs of the loading tubes push the cartridges into the cylinder inside the gun through three openings made into the front side of the receiver under the barrel. The rotation mechanism of the cylinder is a result of changing the movement of the bolt from horizontal into vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Juan Francisco Mautone Medvedeo
  • Patent number: 7012169
    Abstract: A device that can be used to treat appendage ailments is provided. The device, or appendage sleeve, can be used for wounds, cuts, and blisters, as well as joint related ailments, such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. In some instances, the appendage sleeve can at least partially made from an elastomeric material, such as an elastomeric nonwoven, so that the sleeve can more aptly fit onto a finger or toe. Furthermore, the sleeve can also possess a barrier that is liquid impermeable, but vapor permeable so that the finger or toe of a user is more comfortable. Various additives can be applied to the sleeve to aid for therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. McDevitt, Michael S. Brunner, Kaiyuan Yang, Jark Lau, John Metz
  • Patent number: 6931774
    Abstract: A replacement cylinder that enables the use of modern smokeless gunpowder in a black powder muzzle-loading revolver is provided. The cylinder includes a main cylinder body and a removable cylinder cap. The main cylinder body includes a number of chambers, each of which having a projectile portion, a propellant portion and a primer portion. The cylinder cap includes a number of captured firing pins positioned therein. During operation, the cylinder cap is allowed to axially translate relative to the main cylinder body. A method of muzzle-loading the cylinder of the invention using modern smokeless gunpowder and a primer is also provided and is facilitated by the provision of a loading plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Howell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6612140
    Abstract: The invention is a lock for a gun that locks the trigger so it cannot be moved. The lock fits between the trigger and the trigger guard and keeps the trigger from moving. One of the unique features of the lock is that it can be locked both by a key and a padlock. The lock is comprised of two sections that in the preferred embodiment are made out of plastic which are attached together by a flexible strip of plastic and, thus, can be molded as a single piece. In approximately the middle of both sections is an opening. In this opening is placed the lock cylinder with a pin. From the end of the lock cylinder extends a loop with a sufficient size opening that a shackle of a padlock can be placed through it. To use the lock, one places the two sections together between the trigger and the trigger guard and then inserts the key into the lock cylinder and turns it. Once the pin falls in the proper location, the lock is securely held together between the trigger and trigger guard such that the trigger cannot be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventors: Mike Strassell, Tom Deeb
  • Patent number: 6029385
    Abstract: A conversion cylinder assembly is provided for converting a 44 cal. cap and ball revolver to use with 45 Long Colt ammunition. To maintain authentic appearance and function, the conversion cylinder chambers up to six 45 Long Colt cartridges. To provide clearance for the cartridge rims, each of the chambers is angled slightly relative to the centerline of the cylinder and centerline of the barrel. This provides spacing for the ends of the cartridges while keeping the projectiles aligned with the barrel at the forward end of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Kenneth P Howell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5446987
    Abstract: A system modified so that an axial ram rod, centering jag and configuring die can be used to simultaneously tamp or size a projectile while forming the projectile into a hollow-nose type which mushrooms when configuring a spherical or double-ogival projectile into the mushrooming-type; and a kit comprising a case and sealing lid enabling a user in the field to optionally select a centering jag conforming to the caliber of the weapon being loaded, and for optionally forming a hollow-nose projectile with a "punch" characteristic in accordance with the nature of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Ox-Yoke Originals, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Lee, C. Edward Bottomley
  • Patent number: 4318239
    Abstract: A device for loading revolvers from the front of the cylinder, a rotating cylinder in the revolver designed to releasably retain cartridges therein and to receive new loads from the loader and at the same time eject the empty casings. The rotating cylinder has a pivotal yoke and an arm extending laterally therefrom with a locking means for releasably maintaining the revolver cylinder in firing position on the frame. Guides are provided for aligning the cartridge chambers of the respective cylinders with each other. A loading cylinder abuts the revolver cylinder for reloading. A series of rams are provided which are movable against the reloading cartridges and which will contact the spent casings in the revolver cylinder and eject same. Casing retainers in the revolver cylinder will secure the reloads in place therein. A back plate mounted on the rear end face of the revolver cylinder maintains the holding means in the chambers in holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Phillips, Jr., Ted E. Bailey, Jr., C. L. Bailey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4215502
    Abstract: A firearm is provided which includes a stock having a barrel end face, a generally longitudinally-extending primary bore formed therein and opening onto the barrel end face, and at least one generally transversely-extending, internally-threaded ancillary bore formed therein one end of which opens onto the primary bore and the other end of which opens onto a lateral face of the stock. The firearm also includes a double barrel having a barrel end plate and a bolt secured to the barrel end plate having an annular groove which bolt is demountably and rotatably received within the primary bore with the groove thereof being positioned such that it opposes the ancillary bore. At least one set screw is threadably receivable in the ancillary bore and has an inner end which is configured and dimensioned to permit mating engagement thereof with the annular groove, so as to retain the bolt in the primary bore while permitting rotation thereof and, in turn, the double barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Loven Firearms Company
    Inventor: Carl K. Loven