Firing Mechanism Patents (Class 42/69.01)
  • Patent number: 9897402
    Abstract: The present application teaches an improved magazine well extension and trigger guard extension for a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lancer Systems L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Pettit, Scott Vilardi, Kasimere McManus, Scott Michael Kratzer
  • Patent number: 9885532
    Abstract: A trigger assembly a trigger member can be interchanged quickly and easily. The trigger assembly includes a support member adapted to be in communication with a gun, and a trigger member in removable communication with the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan David Morgan
  • Patent number: 9869524
    Abstract: A support for the arm of a shooter includes an elongated body having a first support surface for a shoulder region, and a handle for a hand at the front end. The handle forms a second support surface open to the front, for absorbing the recoil when shooting. The handle has a recess open to the front, into which fits the contour of the rear part of the grip of a portable firearm. The hand grasps both the handle and the grip of the portable firearm at the same time. The support optionally contains a wide variety of overmolded metal parts, such as a metal pin or knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Wilhelm Bubits
  • Patent number: 9851165
    Abstract: A firing pin assembly for a firearm having an engagement surface that has a channel in an engagement surface with a trigger bar to reduce frictional engagement with a trigger assembly. The firing pin assembly also includes chamfers to reduce weight and an elongated firing pin end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ZEV Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alec Daniel Wolf
  • Patent number: 9835406
    Abstract: A toy gun includes: a nail arm which is rotated around a nail arm rotating shaft placed in a position opposite to the cartridge with a trigger rotating shaft in between and is substantially in an L shape; a guide as a long hole which is provided in the nail arm and guides a terminal; a nail which is attached to a tip of the nail arm and can be engaged with a cartridge loading portion; and a link which is attached to a cover capable of being abutted against a cartridge loading portion and slides the cover to the cartridge side or the side opposite to the cartridge by bringing the terminal into or out of abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MARUZEN COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tetsuo Maeda
  • Patent number: 9810494
    Abstract: A charging handle having a charging handle body having at least one handle recess formed within the charging handle body; a lever element having at least one lever recess formed in a portion of the lever element, wherein at least a portion of the lever element is slidable within at least a portion of the handle recess; and a latch element having a latch protrusion extending from at least a portion of the latch element, wherein the latch protrusion is formed so as to interact with at least a portion of the lever recess such that movement of the lever element relative to a longitudinal axis of the charging handle produces lateral translational movement of the latch element relative to the charging handle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 9618288
    Abstract: A firearm trigger assembly is disclosed. The disclosed assembly may include a trigger, a disconnect, and a hammer, each of which may be configured to be spring loaded when installed in a firearm receiver. Installation of the trigger assembly in a firearm receiver may include pivotally coupling the trigger and disconnect to the firearm receiver using a trigger pivot pin, and pivotally coupling the hammer to the firearm receiver using a hammer pivot pin. The trigger may include an integral sear feature configured to provide a mechanical stop to the hammer. The disconnect may be configured to be at least partially located in a disconnect slot located alongside or adjacent to the trigger sear feature when the disconnect is pivotally coupled to the trigger. The disconnect and hammer may each include integral cam features configured to buffer hammer contact during firearm recoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SIG SAUER, INC.
    Inventor: John Wilson
  • Patent number: 9589791
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a wafer having a bulk layer and a III-V buffer layer on an upper surface of the bulk layer. The semiconductor device further includes at least one semiconductor fin on the III-V buffer layer. The semiconductor fin includes a III-V channel portion. Either the wafer or the semiconductor fin includes an oxidized III-V portion interposed between the III-V channel portion and the III-V buffer layer to prevent current leakage to the bulk layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Szu-Lin Cheng, Isaac Lauer, Kuen-Ting Shiu, Jeng-Bang Yau
  • Patent number: 9587896
    Abstract: An ambidextrous charging handle having a body that includes a handle recess; a lever element having a lever recess formed in a forward portion of the lever element, wherein an elongate lever channel is formed through a portion of the lever element, and wherein a portion of the lever element is slidable within a portion of a handle recess such that a portion of a slide protrusion is positioned within the elongate lever channel; a latch element having a claw formed proximate a first portion of the latch element and a latch protrusion formed proximate a second portion of the latch element, wherein the latch protrusion is formed so as to interact with the lever recess such that movement of the lever element produces lateral movement of the latch element; and a spring biasing element that bias the lever element in a forward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 9568264
    Abstract: A handheld finger activated semi-automatic arm may include a barrel, a trigger, a moveable gun bolt and a trigger reset mechanism. The trigger reset mechanism may use rigid mechanical contact between the trigger and the gun bolt during an earliest portion of the operating cycle. The trigger may be blocked from depression by the gun bolt up to 99% of the operating cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Allen Graves
  • Patent number: 9518793
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism includes a hammer, and a trigger disconnector assembly including a trigger body having a trigger nose, and a disconnector having a disconnector hook. A reset lever is mounted for movement between open and closed positions. The trigger disconnector assembly is in mechanical communication with the reset lever. A striking end of the hammer strikes the reset lever in a past-cocked position of the hammer moving the reset lever from the open position to the closed position, the reset lever acting on the trigger disconnector assembly to reset the trigger body and the disconnector in the past-cocked position of the hammer in preparation for securing the hammer in a cocked position preparatory to firing by another trigger pull of the trigger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Tac-Con Distribution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Stakes
  • Patent number: 9494376
    Abstract: A firing pin assembly for a firearm having an engagement surface that has a channel in an engagement surface with a trigger bar to reduce frictional engagement with a trigger assembly. The firing pin assembly also includes chamfers to reduce weight and an elongated firing pin end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ZEV Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alec Daniel Wolf
  • Patent number: 9488428
    Abstract: Secondary safety for firearm and method for automatic locking firearm's trigger even with disengaged primary safety. The mechanism includes a rigid bar and a spring unit biasing the rigid bar against the firearm's body to transfer vectored force to the back of the trigger against the trigger's movement, and is cooperated with firearms using existing firearm's components. Secondary safety blocks trigger immediately each time the user's finger is taken off the trigger and can be disengaged only with user's input directed against the vectored force and increasing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Steven Olivas
  • Patent number: 9435599
    Abstract: A modular linear striker has a firing pin assembly, an axial spring and a housing. The firing pin assembly includes a firing pin and a reset spring and may also include a separate slider. The firing pin has a resting position, a cocked position and a firing position. The reset spring biases the firing pin back in its resting position. When the slider is incorporated into the firing pin assembly, the axial spring biases the slider forward with a preloaded force. The housing surrounds the firing pin assembly and the axial spring. The housing has a notched section between its front face and its body section which fits within a setting in the firearm frame. The notched section engages the fitting in the firearm frame so that the modular linear striker is arranged in the proper position and orientation within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Heizer Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Charles K. Heizer, Thomas C. Heizer, Hedy H. Gahn
  • Patent number: 9435592
    Abstract: To prevent inertial forces from inadvertently releasing the slide of a semi-automatic pistol into battery, a slide stop retention mechanism is mounted on the frame. A finger extends from the mechanism and pivots under the force of a biasing spring into engagement with the slide stop when the slide is in the open position. The finger supports the slide stop. A force applied to the slide stop, either manually or via a cam on the slide when the slide is pulled back and released, will move the finger out of its supporting position and allow the slide to move to battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventor: Brett Curry
  • Patent number: 9410758
    Abstract: A firearm enhanced trigger control connector. A torso has a guide angle positioned at a first predetermined angle. The guide angle contains a trigger bar of a firearm. The torso further has a first connector leg extending therefrom at a second predetermined angle. The first connector leg has a disconnector tab at a third predetermined angle. Extending from the first connector leg is a control tab. The torso further has a second connector leg that removably fits within a trigger housing of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Arthur Viani
  • Patent number: 9404700
    Abstract: A firearm enhanced trigger control connector. A torso has a guide angle positioned at a first predetermined angle. The guide angle contains a trigger bar of a firearm. The torso further has a first connector leg extending therefrom at a second predetermined angle. The first connector leg has a disconnector tab at a third predetermined angle. Extending from the first connector leg is a control tab. The torso further has a second connector leg that removably fits within a trigger housing of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Arthur Viani
  • Patent number: 9273919
    Abstract: A drive assembly of a firearm includes a hammer, a firing pin, a trigger and drive means for driving the firing pin. The hammer includes a main body having at least a first tooth, a first seat engaged by the firing pin and a second seat engaged by the drive means that intercepts the first seat. The firing pin and the drive means are movable in the respective seats between a first rest portion, distal one from another, and a second firing position, respectively, proximal one to another. The trigger includes a first portion that, when the trigger is pivoted, it is movable between the first and second positions, respectively. The trigger includes a second portion configured to engage/disengage the first tooth and a third portion configured to counter the drive means when the first portion of the trigger is in the second position and the first tooth is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: A. UBERTI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giacomo Merlino, Antonio Mazzoleni
  • Patent number: 9217618
    Abstract: Provided is a trigger guard for an AR15-type firearm lower receiver, attachable and removable without application of impact force. It includes an elongated trigger guard member having forward and rear ends with a rear transverse opening positioned to align with mounting openings on the receiver. A mounting pin has a size no greater in cross-section than that of the mounting openings on the receiver and a spring engagement means thereon. A deflectable spring means is operably positioned in the transverse opening to be deflected when the pin is inserted in the transverse opening and to engage the spring engagement means on the mounting pin when the mounting pin reaches a preselected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Spike's Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas James Miller, III
  • Patent number: 9207032
    Abstract: To prevent inertial forces from inadvertently releasing the slide of a semi-automatic pistol into battery, a slide stop retention mechanism is mounted on the frame. A finger extends from the mechanism and pivots under the force of a biasing spring into engagement with the slide stop when the slide is in the open position. The finger supports the slide stop. A force applied to the slide stop, either manually or via a cam on the slide when the slide is pulled back and released, will move the finger out of its supporting position and allow the slide to move to battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventor: Brett Curry
  • Patent number: 9170063
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods related to firearm trigger assemblies. An open design trigger assembly is provided to allow easier access to the trigger action. The trigger assembly is preferably an override trigger assembly, which may include adjustable trigger travel limiter and trigger bias force. Methods according to the present invention include a first step of removing either a direct-pull or a closed design trigger assembly from a firearm and replacing such removed assembly with an open design override trigger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: John M. Krieger
  • Patent number: 9163889
    Abstract: A receiver assembly includes a bolt, a receiver having a threaded portion receiving a barrel, a barrel having a threaded portion engaged with the threaded portion of the receiver, and a crush washer positioned over the threaded portions between the barrel and the receiver to permit adjustment of the barrel relative to the receiver to achieve a proper headspacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Constant, Richard A. Picard, John Pliska
  • Patent number: 9163890
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism has a hammer, a hammer spring, a disconnect rest and a sear. The sear translates along a longitudinal axis between a rest position and a break point and also moves in an arc around a rotational axis from the break point to a disconnect position. The sear has a hammer side that presses against and rotates the hammer's cam end of as the sear moves between the rest position and the break point and thereby rotates the hammer's striking end around the hammer's pivot point between its seated and cocked positions. The support side contacts the disconnect rest's face as the sear moves between the rest position and the break point. The support side has an edge that is located at the ledge at the break point position. The hammer spring forces the sear to the disconnect position as the edge moves past the ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Heizer Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Charles K. Heizer
  • Patent number: 9146065
    Abstract: A reset apparatus for use in a firearm, comprising: a compression spring; a biasing member has a first end and a distal end wherein the compression spring is attached proximate to the first end of the biasing member; a notch disposed on the biasing member for cooperation with a trigger bar, wherein the trigger bar comprises a longitudinal axis defined by a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the front portion is mechanically cooperated with a firearm trigger; and wherein the compression spring communicates a force through the biasing member and onto the trigger bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the trigger bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall M. Lee
  • Patent number: 9146066
    Abstract: A Bi-Directional Trigger assembly comprises a trigger disconnector, and a fire selector. The trigger disconnector ratio of the length of the hammer hook attachment to the length of the hammer hook being about 5.46. The fire selector has an operational portion having an external diameter. The operational portion has a fire control recess with a depth. The ratio of the operational portion external diameter of the fire selector to the depth of the fire control recess of the operational portion of the fire selector being about 2.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Russell Cason
  • Patent number: 9121654
    Abstract: This comprises a trigger (5), a trigger safety catch (6), a pawl (18) with a piston locking tooth (23) counter-pawl (19) in simultaneous contact with the pawl (18) and trigger (5), with said counter-pawl (19) also being kinetically coupled to trigger (5), with the referred first section (19) locking pawl (18) movement and which frees said locking when the trigger (5) is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GAMO OUTDOOR S.L.
    Inventors: Julian Arnedo Vera, Victor Tresserras Torre
  • Patent number: 9115942
    Abstract: A system and method for breaking and cocking a single shot firearm by moving a piece of the firearm's trigger guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Woodman Arms Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Woodman
  • Patent number: 9062925
    Abstract: A firearm enhanced trigger control connector. A torso has a guide angle positioned at a first predetermined angle. The guide angle contains a trigger bar of a firearm. The torso further has a first connector leg extending therefrom at a second predetermined angle. The first connector leg has a disconnector tab at a third predetermined angle. Extending from the first connector leg is a control tab. The torso further has a second connector leg that removably fits within a trigger housing of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Arthur Viani
  • Patent number: 9052149
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a trigger comprises a finger portion comprising a plurality of detent locations and a shoe comprising a resiliently deformable detenting structure. The shoe is attachable to the finger portion at a plurality of predetermined positions via said resiliently deformable detenting structure occupying a detent location. The shoe is disengageble from a given position by resiliently deforming said resiliently deformable detenting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Terrence Dwight Bender
  • Publication number: 20150143731
    Abstract: A trigger assembly includes a trigger shoe configured to disengage a sear to release a firing mechanism in response to force applied by a user. The trigger assembly further includes a blocking mechanism configured to selectively prevent the release of the firing mechanism in response to a control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TrackingPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hancock Lupher, Hillman Lee Bailey, Michael Eric Reimers
  • Patent number: 9032656
    Abstract: A trigger assembly includes a plurality of components including a trigger shoe configured to disengage a firing mechanism in response to a force applied by a user. The trigger assembly further includes a first PCB having at least one optical sensor to receive light and a controller configured to determine a positional state of at least one of the trigger shoe and a selected one of the plurality of components in response to the light received by the at least one optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TrackingPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hancock Lupher, Hillman Lee Bailey, Michael Eric Reimers
  • Patent number: 9027272
    Abstract: A side lock action firearm has a frame with an attached side lock action. The frame includes a rearwardly protruding portion including a mating feature. A stock including a mating element is removably connected to the frame when the mating element is engaged with the mating feature. The mating feature may be a threaded boss. The mating element may be a draw bolt. A forward portion of the stock may be shaped to closely receive the rearwardly protruding portion of the frame. The stock may include a central bore, and the draw bolt may be received by the central bore in the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Corsi, Jonathon Dale Scott
  • Patent number: 9021733
    Abstract: An anti-walk pin assembly for securing a fire control group having a trigger, disconnector and hammer within a firearm. A lower receiver defines a fire control group receptacle for housing fire control group components. The lower receiver has trigger pin receiving openings each defining a trigger pin support surface. A trigger pin is received in the trigger pin receiving openings. The trigger and disconnector are pivotally mounted on the trigger pin. A threaded fastener engages with a threaded portion of the trigger pin support surface to restrict lateral movement of the trigger pin within the trigger pin receiving openings. Further optionally included are hammer pin receiving openings each defining a hammer pin support surface. A hammer pin is received in the hammer pin receiving openings. A threaded hammer fastener engages with a threaded portion of the hammer pin support surface to restrict lateral movement of the hammer pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: American Tactical Imports, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony DiChario
  • Patent number: 9021732
    Abstract: An apparatus to assist in trigger reset includes a torsion spring having lower arms mechanically bridged together and upper arms that translate an applied force from a bolt carrier group to a trigger in order to assist in resetting the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Julian Eric Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150101229
    Abstract: A device that causes a weapon to fire upon a target when the weapon is enabled by an operator, and when the weapon point of impact passes through a target or in a proximity thereto and when the target satisfies certain criteria as determined by one or more sensors/designations. The invention triggers the release of a round, multi-round burst, rocket, missile, or other projectile(s) when enabled by the operator, and when the target passes through the point of impact (or desired/computed proximity thereto), relieving the operator of the split second judgment in timing the release and/or cessation of such fire. The results include reduction in off-target rounds fired, increased hit rate, conservation of ammunition, more effective targeting for non-motion-stabilized weapons , and the introduction of a backup mode for nominally motion-stabilized weapons which may allow effective operations when primary stabilization systems fail or are overwhelmed by dynamics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hall
  • Patent number: 8997390
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism has a hammer, a hammer spring, a trigger pull, a trigger spring, a pivotal linkage between the trigger pull and a sear which has a cam surface and a guide. The hammer has striking and bearing ends and a pivot point between the ends. The hammers' bearing end rides up on the cam surface as it moves between different positions relative to the guide. The hammer pivots around the pivot point and the striking end is moved between the hammer's seated and cocked positions as the cam surface moves between its positions. The hammer spring has opposite ends connected to the firearm's frame and the hammer, respectively, which provides a hammer spring force. The hammer spring biases the striking end of the hammer to the seated, striking position and the movement of the hammer to its rearward position is performed against the hammer spring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Heizer Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Charles K. Heizer
  • Publication number: 20150068090
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for use with a firearm has a hook carried by and pivotal with a selector to engage an aft tab of a hammer in the safe position of the selector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TDJ, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Christensen, Vance Bowler
  • Publication number: 20150068091
    Abstract: A forward set trigger device for a firearm, includes a striking element that is acted upon by a main spring and has a catch interacting with a locking element, which can be disengaged from the catch by a trigger blade via a release member. The forward set trigger further includes an uncocking mechanism for the main spring by means of which a main spring support facing away from the striking element can be brought into a position that uncocks the main spring. A forward setting mechanism having a spring element, is articulated to the trigger blade and supported on a stop and which can be brought into an unstable cocked position during a forward setting movement of the trigger blade, and wherein the uncocking mechanism brings the spring element out of its unstable cocked position when the main spring support is moved into the uncocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: STEYR MANNLICHER GMBH
    Inventor: Harald Pichler
  • Patent number: 8973295
    Abstract: This invention includes an adaptive mechanism for activating a firearm's trigger comprising a bite-activated trigger assembly, a cable assembly, an actuator assembly, lanyard, and a storage assembly. When properly assembled, the actuator is mated adjacent to the firearm's trigger in such a manner that the actuator is not exerting a force significant enough to activate the firearm's trigger. One end of the cable assembly is attached to a bite trigger assembly. The bite trigger assembly includes two bite plates that are pivotally joined together near the centerline of the bite plates. The bite trigger assembly also includes a feature to mount with the lanyard assembly. Finally the bite-activated trigger assembly includes a storage assembly that is used to stow the bite trigger assembly when the firearm is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Daniel Ayler
  • Patent number: 8966802
    Abstract: A trigger assembly has a sear with a stop surface engageable with a reciprocating component for holding the reciprocating component in a cocked configuration. The sear also has a sear cam engageable with a lever movably mounted within the assembly. A trigger is movable into and out of engagement with the lever. Pulling the trigger moves it out of engagement with the lever and releases the sear. A trigger return pendulum has a trigger cam engageable with the trigger, a lever cam engageable with the lever, and a head cam follower engageable with the reciprocating component. Motion of the reciprocating component acting through the head cam follower of the trigger return pendulum forces the lever cam into engagement with the lever and the trigger cam into engagement with the trigger to return the lever and the trigger to a configuration of engagement between the trigger and the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventor: David S. Findlay
  • Publication number: 20150020426
    Abstract: The bow portion of a firearm trigger is provided with a gripping surface disposed ordinarily for direct contact with a user's finger. The gripping surface receives pressure applied by the user to activate the trigger. A resilient coating overlies at least the gripping surface for direct contact with the user's finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Arthur Neergaard
  • Publication number: 20150007474
    Abstract: This invention includes an adaptive mechanism for activating a firearm's trigger comprising a bite-activated trigger assembly, a cable assembly, an actuator assembly, lanyard, and a storage assembly. When properly assembled, the actuator is mated adjacent to the firearm's trigger in such a manner that the actuator is not exerting a force significant enough to activate the firearm's trigger. One end of the cable assembly is attached to a bite trigger assembly. The bite trigger assembly includes two bite plates that are pivotally joined together near the centerline of the bite plates. The bite trigger assembly also includes a feature to mount with the lanyard assembly. Finally the bite-activated trigger assembly includes a storage assembly that is used to stow the bite trigger assembly when the firearm is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Daniel Ayler
  • Publication number: 20140373417
    Abstract: This comprises a trigger (5), a trigger safety catch (6), a pawl (18) with a piston locking tooth (23) counter-pawl (19) in simultaneous contact with the pawl (18) and trigger (5), with said counter-pawl (19) also being kinetically coupled to trigger (5), with the referred first section (19) locking pawl (18) movement and which frees said locking when the trigger (5) is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: GAMO OUTDOOR, S.L.
    Inventors: Julian Arnedo Vera, Victor Tresserras Torre
  • Patent number: 8915004
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for operating a firing pin. A first force attracts the firing pin to the pre-firing position. A second force overcomes the first force to move the firing pin to a firing position. A magnitude of the first force on the firing pin is inversely proportional to the distance the firing pin moves away from the pre-firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: F. Richard Langner
  • Patent number: 8910621
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spring-loaded air rifle which includes a trigger that actuates a firing mechanism that controls an interconnection part, which exerts a force on a counter-pawl that releases a spring that actuates a piston, in which said firing mechanism is an electronic firing mechanism which includes a flexible rod for actuating a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gamo Outdoor, S.L.
    Inventors: Julian Arnedo Vera, Victor Tresserras Torre
  • Publication number: 20140360072
    Abstract: A precision guided firearm (PGF) includes a trigger assembly and an optical device coupled to the trigger assembly. The optical device is to predict a time when an aim point of the PGF is less than a programmable threshold distance from a selected location on a target and to control the trigger assembly to discharge the PGF at the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: John Hancock Lupher, Stefanie Kwan, Douglas Ainsworth Scott, Michael Toal
  • Patent number: 8893607
    Abstract: An automatic or semi-automatic firearm including a trigger having a frame, at least one trigger sear extending from the frame, and a hammer having a hammer pivot axis, a head and at least one hammer sear disposed on a lateral side of the hammer between the hammer pivot axis and the head, wherein the frame includes a pivot axis and the at least one trigger sear includes a trigger sear surface, the at least one trigger sear extending from the frame such that the at least one trigger sear engages a corresponding one of the at least one hammer sear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Audibert, Kevin Langevin
  • Publication number: 20140331537
    Abstract: A reset apparatus for use in a firearm, comprising: a compression spring; a biasing member has a first end and a distal end wherein the compression spring is attached proximate to the first end of the biasing member; a notch disposed on the biasing member for cooperation with a trigger bar, wherein the trigger bar comprises a longitudinal axis defined by a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the front portion is mechanically cooperated with a firearm trigger; and wherein the compression spring communicates a force through the biasing member and onto the trigger bar in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the trigger bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Randall M. Lee
  • Patent number: 8881442
    Abstract: A dual trigger assembly for a rifle. The assembly includes the major components of the dual trigger and a trigger guard that is formed to accommodate the dual trigger. The dual trigger assembly may replace a single trigger assembly without the need for machining the rifle that will be provided with the dual trigger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur Joseph Elftmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140325887
    Abstract: A system and method for breaking and cocking a single shot firearm by moving a piece of the firearm's trigger guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Mark W. Woodman