Auxiliary Patents (Class 42/72)
  • Patent number: 9851175
    Abstract: Presented are a firearm attachment and a method. An exemplary firearm attachment includes a gunstock comprising a cavity for attachment to a barrel, a handgrip port including a mount, a buttstock port, and a magazine port, the magazine port located on the gunstock to align with a magazine, the mount operable to slideably move and be affixed along a longitudinal axis of the gunstock. The firearm attachment further includes a handgrip, the handgrip removeably attached to the mount, the handgrip able to rotate relative to the gunstock to a plurality of locations, wherein the handgrip can be rotatably fixed at each one of the plurality of locations. The firearm attachment also includes a buttstock and a forearm grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hunting Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen T. Leasure
  • Patent number: 9777983
    Abstract: An integrated grip and rail adapter for a handgun includes two side panels having both grip sections that are adapted to form at least portions of the handgun grip and receiver sections that are adapted to extend from the grip sections along the receiver frame of the handgun beyond a trigger guard and beneath a barrel of the handgun. A mounting rail for mounting accessories beneath the barrel of the handgun is formed in the two receiver sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Recover, LLC
    Inventor: Tamir Porat
  • Patent number: 9766035
    Abstract: A system for manipulating the engagement interface associated with securing accessories to a firearm. The system includes at least one accessory mount adapter that includes a first side that is constructed to cooperate with an engagement interface defined by a structure, such as a hand guard, that is securable to a firearm. A second side of the adapter defines a second engagement interface that is different than the first engagement interface and is configured to removably cooperate with a firearm accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Midwest Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Storch
  • Patent number: 9739565
    Abstract: A stock and related methods for a firearm are disclosed. An exemplary stock includes a distal portion for interfacing with a firearm, the distal portion having one of a lock catch or a lock and one of a detent or a detent notch distinct from the one of a lock catch or a lock. The exemplary stock further includes a proximal portion, the proximal portion having the other one of a lock catch or a lock and the other one of a detent or a detent notch. The exemplary stock has a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration. The exemplary lock is shaped to engage the lock catch to selectively maintain the stock in the unfolded configuration. The exemplary detent is shaped to engage the detent notch to selectively maintain the stock in the folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kielsmeier, Brian L. Nakayama, Michael T. Mayberry, Timothy Eric Roberts, William Bradley Bennett
  • Patent number: 9696110
    Abstract: A firearm support brace has an attachment facility operable to removably connect securely to the mounting portion, an arm extending downwardly and rearwardly from the mounting portion, an extension extending from the arm and having an end away from the arm, and a saddle element connected to the end of the extension, such that the firearm is stabilized by positioning the saddle against the upper arm of a user adjacent to the elbow of the user while the barrel is aligned for sighting by the user. The attachment facility may include a first clamp portion connected to the arm, and a second portion removably connected to the first clamp portion. The attachment facility may define a cylindrical aperture. The attachment facility may be rotatable with respect to the firearm about a rotation axis parallel to a barrel axis defined by the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Hollis
  • Patent number: 9664477
    Abstract: A handgun brace for stabilizing a handgun on a user's forearm includes a body adapted to detachably engage a support structure such as a receiver extension extending rearwardly out of the rear end of a handgun, a first arm extending generally downwardly from the body, and a second arm pivotally connected to the first arm. The second arm is selectively moveable between a stowed position wherein and end of the second arm is received against a side of the body, and a deployed position wherein the first arm and the second arm form a downwardly rigid forearm support structure under the body. The forearm support structure includes a continuous support surface upon which a user's forearm is removably receivable to stabilize the handgun when the body is engaged with the support structure of the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Johnson Paul Reavis, III
  • Patent number: 9651335
    Abstract: A handgun shoulder support platform includes a shoulder support stably supporting a handgun to a shooter's shoulder when shooting the handgun, thus providing greatly improved shot accuracy. A hand-engaging bracket (“perch”) on the front section matably engages and supports a shooter's hand while the shooter is grasping the grip of the handgun, but without any direct contact between the bracket and the hand gun. The bracket is L-shaped to support a backside and bottom of the shooter's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GoTo Skeleton Stocks, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. DenBleyker
  • Patent number: 9631893
    Abstract: A handgun support device is provided. The handgun support device includes a handgun rest for supporting at least a portion of a grip of a handgun therein, where the handgun rest includes a wall portion, a front support for at least a portion of a front side of the grip of the handgun, the front support protruding from a front side of the wall portion, and a back support for at least a portion of a back side of the grip of the handgun, the back support protruding from a back side of the wall portion and including a hole or gap to allow a thumb of a user to be placed through an opening thereof to support the handgun against the wall portion of the handgun rest with the user's fingers and opposing thumb. The handgun support device further includes a rigid structure extending from the handgun rest for being held against an external support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Robert L. Gilmer
  • Patent number: 9611977
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of using an ergonomic fore grip/gun handle with a concealable and collapsible bipod. One version can have a tubular recess consisting of a first cylindrical cutout housing the bipod legs when concealed and a sliding piston that deploys the legs and a second cylindrical cutout housing a release mechanism and a void space for other accessories. The release mechanism has a compression spring positioned between the piston assembly and the bottom of the first cylindrical cutout and the compression spring. The legs are connected to the bottom of the piston assembly via a hinge and spring that when released from confinement within the fore grip, causes the legs to expand outward until fully deployed. Telescoping legs allow adjustment of leg length for use on uneven terrain. The grip portion has an outer surface with a flat surface on sides of the grip to provide a more stable grip, assist in orienting the mounted weapon and support pressure pads for lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Moody, Joseph D. Gaddini
  • Patent number: 9562739
    Abstract: A toy launch apparatus for discharging soft foam darts, the launch apparatus having a cylinder, a piston, a launch spring and a dart tube. An air chamber with variable volume is formed between the cylinder and the piston and is divided into two or more sections, a first section where there is little or no resistance to relative movement between the cylinder and the piston so that there is a momentum gain, and a second section where there is rapid compression and increasing pressure to cause a loaded dart to be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Busse, David Nugent, Robert James Victor
  • Patent number: 9523551
    Abstract: A tactical rail engaging assembly may include a securing base having opposed first and second lateral walls connected to opposed first and second end walls. A rail-receiving channel may be formed through a surface of the securing base. At least one button may be formed through at least one of the first and second end walls. At least one rail lock may extend between the first and second lateral walls and have at least one surface extending into the rail-receiving channel in an extended state. The button(s) is operatively connected to the rail lock(s). The button(s) is configured to be engaged to move the surface of the rail lock(s) from the extended state to a retracted state in order to allow at least a portion of the tactical rail to move within the rail-receiving channel relative to the securing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. J. Iannello
  • Patent number: 9513087
    Abstract: A firearms attachment system for installation on a firearm with an integral rail system is provided with a riser assembly that secures to the weapon and a mounting base assembly. The riser assembly has a riser and two retaining bolts that secure it to the rail system by passing through the slots between the ribs of the rail system. The riser assembly has a central groove that receives the rail and shoulders that fully hold the rail when slidably engaged. The retaining bolts maintain the desired orientation. The mounting base assembly is comprised of the base and the locking assembly. The base has a groove to receive the riser. When the riser assembly is affixed to the rail assembly, the weapons system can be slidably engaged with the mounting base assembly. The lock assembly impels a retaining bolt into the bottom of the riser, to prevent removal of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Overland Safety Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Barger
  • Patent number: 9488434
    Abstract: A stock-to-firearm interface for mounting a stock to a firearm is disclosed. In one example, a stock-to-firearm interface for mounting a stock to a firearm is provided. The stock-to-firearm interface may have a proximal end, and a distal end shaped to interface with a recess in a firearm. The distal end may have a modifiable firearm mount shaped to at least partially fit within the recess, and may have an adjustable maximum profile. The stock-to-firearm interface may mount one of a folding stock and a fixed stock to a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kielsmeier, Brian L. Nakayama, Michael T. Mayberry, Timothy E. Roberts, Brad Bennett
  • Patent number: 9470472
    Abstract: A combination for a firearm which creates an improved firearm. An upper chassis is created which is formed from a first housing and a second housing which, once independently formed, are permanently secured to each other. The upper chassis provides a first opening through which a spent cartridge is discharged and a second opening which permits a variety of attachments to be selectively attached to the upper chassis to customize the firearm to the user and activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ABRAMS AIRBORNE MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Gustavo Torres Palacios
  • Patent number: 9464863
    Abstract: A buttstock includes a mounting extension member attachable to a firearm receiver, an adjustable butt pad for varying the length of the stock, and an adjustable cheek rest for adjusting the height of the stock. The butt pad assembly is attached to the extension member by a laterally compressible clamping member operated by a double-acting cam lever having two locking surfaces and a non-locking release surface. At least one adjustment rail extends forward from the butt pad through opposing movable jaws of the clamping member. The rail can slide forward/rearward to adjust the stock length which is lockable via the cam lever locking surfaces. The cheek rest includes compressible opposing adjustment legs operated by a similarly configured cam lever in one embodiment. The height of the cheek rest may be adjusted and locked in position in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Philip Mather, Adam Jay Taylor, Mark J. Gurney
  • Patent number: 9459073
    Abstract: A stock for a tactical weapon comprises a handgun and a receiver. The receiver may have a connection end configured to be connected to a tactical weapon, and a second end configured to receive a handgun. The receiver may be configured to releasably connect to a buffer bar of the tactical weapon. The receiver may be configured to be connected at different positions on the buffer bar thereby providing a variable overall length for the buffer bar and receiver when the receiver is installed on the buffer bar. The receiver and buffer bar may also be monolithically formed. The receiver may have a lever mechanism that actuates the safety of a handgun inserted therein or the receiver will serve as a trigger guard that prevents the handgun from being discharged once inserted into the receiver. The receiver may have a release configured to releasably secure the handgun in the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Conner C. Kloeppel
  • Patent number: 9453701
    Abstract: A connection mechanism for connection of a firearm receiver and a shoulder mount, the fire arm receiver comprising a closing part, the closing part containing a latch arranged in a movable way between a locking position, in which in an assembled firearm the latch engages with the receiver and the closing part is prevented from being removed from the receiver, and an unlocking position, in which the latch disengages from the receiver and the closing part can be removed from the receiver. The closing part further contains a lever to control the movement of the latch from the locking position to the unlocking position and/or from the unlocking position to the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: CESKA ZBROJOVKA A.S
    Inventor: Vladimir Simek
  • Patent number: 9448034
    Abstract: A user-adjustable recoil reduction system for a firearm includes a buttstock and a butt pad assembly movably mounted to the buttstock. A spring is disposed in the buttstock which is acted on by opposing front and rear spring guides. A preload adjustment screw is rotatably coupled to the butt pad assembly which engages the rear spring guide. Rotating the screw in opposing directions alternatingly advances or retracts the rear spring guide in the buttstock. Advancing the rear spring guide compresses the spring to set a first spring preload condition and retracting the rear spring guide relaxes the spring to set a second spring preload condition different than the first condition. The spring preload conditions may be selected to match firing light or heavy type ammunition shell loads. In one embodiment, the adjustment screw is accessible for adjusting the preload without removing the butt pad assembly from the buttstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Matthias Downey, Darrell Boyle, Todd Wilkinson, Jonathan Barrett
  • Patent number: 9441909
    Abstract: An under-fold firearm stock assembly includes a main body having a longitudinal channel and a firing mechanism opening, a forearm stock having an elongated quick release lever opening, and a shoulder stock that is pivotally secured along the back of the main body via a pivot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Adnan Malik
  • Patent number: 9423207
    Abstract: A recoil reduction apparatus is provided. The recoil reduction apparatus includes an elongated body. The elongated body has a first end and a second end. The first end may include a handle engaging surface. The handle engaging surface secures against a handle of a pistol. The second end includes a chest stop. The chest stop rests against a user's chest while firing the pistol. Therefore, the chest absorbs some of the recoil of the pistol making the pistol less intimidating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Clint Joseph Hunkley
  • Patent number: 9383162
    Abstract: An adjustable firearm generally comprises a firearm body comprising an adjustable handgrip to vary a handgrip angle with respect to a barrel of the firearm, wherein the adjustable handgrip comprises a substrate and an overlay. In an embodiment, the substrate affixes to the firearm body and the overlay couples to the substrate at one of at least multiple angles with respect to a firearm barrel. In another embodiment, a firearm body comprises an integrated substrate configured to receive an overlay, wherein the overlay couples to the substrate at one of at least multiple angles with respect to a firearm barrel. Among various representative embodiments, the substrate or overlay may comprise a fixed geometry and the substrate or overlay may comprise an adjustment mechanism to couple one to the other at various positions. The present invention may comprise a method for manufacturing, packaging, marketing, distributing, and/or selling the adjustable firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: David Joel Spykerman, Jeremy Deadman, Michael Przemyslaw Szczepkowski
  • Patent number: 9354021
    Abstract: A forearm-gripping stabilizing attachment for a handgun that has a support structure extending rearwardly from the rear end of the handgun is disclosed. The forearm-gripping stabilizing attachment includes a body having a longitudinally extending passage into which the support structure of the handgun is received to secure the attachment to the handgun. The body also includes at least one flexible flap and a strap connected to the body that secures a user's forearm to the at least one flexible flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Alessandro Roberto Bosco
  • Patent number: 9347738
    Abstract: A modified bolt carrier for automatic recoil rifles and pistols preferably includes a modified bolt carrier, a folding stock member, a shortened buffer tube, an end cap, a butt stock threaded tube and a bolt carrier sleeve. A sleeve bore is formed in the modified carrier bolt to receive the bolt carrier sleeve. The folding stock member includes a swing base and a swing arm. A tube bore is formed through the swing base to receive the shortened buffer tube. Upper and lower flanges extend from the swing base to retain a pivot pin. The swing arm includes a butt pivot arm, which extends from the stock ring. The pivot arm is pivotally retained on the swing base with the pivot pin. The butt stock threaded tube is threaded into the stock ring. The end cap includes an end cap portion and a guide rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Theodore R. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9297613
    Abstract: A sight frame with which the user can convert a handgun into a rifle-like gun is disclosed. The sight frame includes a frame part and stock, as well as an intermediate slide and locking and guide structures in such a manner that said locking and guide structures are arranged on the sight frame for fast attachment to a handgun and that said intermediate slide is by means of the lifting force provided by the locking and guide structures to the handgun arranged to support itself play free against the slide of the handgun along a major portion of the slide and to support itself through the guide surfaces play free against the guide surfaces arranged on the frame part of the sight frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Timo Maentymaa
  • Patent number: 9228795
    Abstract: A stock for a firearm is disclosed. The stock comprises a stock-to-firearm interface, and a folding stock assembly hingedly coupled to the stock-to-firearm interface. The stock comprises a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration. The stock-to-firearm interface comprises a modifiable firearm mount, a lock catch, a quick detach mount, and one of a detent notch and a detent. The folding stock assembly comprises a buttstock, a lock for engaging the lock catch in the stock-to-firearm interface to selectively maintain the stock in the unfolded configuration, and the other one of a detent and a detent notch. The detent is shaped to engage the detent notch to selectively maintain the stock in the folded configuration. The quick detach mount is shaped to distribute a carry force between a first surface of the stock-to-firearm interface and at least one of a second surface of the stock-to-firearm interface and a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kielsmeier, Brian L. Nakayama, Michael T. Mayberry, Timothy Eric Roberts, William Bradley Bennett
  • Patent number: 9228796
    Abstract: A foregrip for a firearm may comprise a mounting device configured to attach to a mounting rail of a firearm and a grip body. The grip body may include a top portion configured to be removably attached to the mounting device and a lateral side portion configured to be gripped by the hand of a person using a firearm. A cavity may be disposed within the grip body, and a blade may be disposed at least partially within the cavity, wherein the blade is movable between a refracted position and a deployed position relative to the grip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Switch Grip LLC
    Inventors: Torrance L. Adcock, Jr., Michael Christopher Rice
  • Patent number: 9194651
    Abstract: An offhand recoil grip is described. In one disclosed embodiment, an offhand recoil grip has a mounting portion including a picatinny rail attachment portion, an attachment system to secure the mounting portion to a picatinny rail, and a lateral grip pad extending from the mounting portion with a substantially planar surface adjacent to the lateral grip pad, the lateral grip pad including a contoured portion to provide a thumb contact point for a non-trigger hand to reduce recoil when fired. Other embodiments are described involving a method of using a recoil grip, recoil grips with different attachments, for different weapons, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Chester Nierenberg
  • Patent number: 9188406
    Abstract: A handgun shoulder support platform includes a shoulder support stably supporting a handgun to a shooter's shoulder when shooting the handgun, thus providing greatly improved shot accuracy. The support is preferably made of an elongated strip of metal with a rear section shaped to engage the shooter's shoulder and a front section, and a grip-engaging bracket (“perch”) on the front section shaped to matably engage a grip of the handgun. The bracket is vertically open and shaped to engage and stably support a grip of the handgun without the use of mechanical fasteners. Multiple removable brackets can be provided for receiving differently shaped handgun grips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GOTO SKELETON STOCKS LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. DenBleyker
  • Patent number: 9146075
    Abstract: An under-fold firearm stock assembly includes a main body having a longitudinal channel and a firing mechanism opening, a forearm stock having an elongated quick release lever opening, and a shoulder stock that is pivotally secured along the back of the main body via a pivot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Adnan Malik
  • Patent number: 9027273
    Abstract: A handle attaches to the mount of a rifle scope. The handle is attached to the upper rings of the scope mount to provide a handle by which a hunter can carry the rifle. The handle discourages the hunter from using the scope as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chuck Clinkenbeard
  • Publication number: 20150121737
    Abstract: A handgrip for a firearm is disclosed. The handgrip features a tool, in particular a melee component, stowed within a portion of the handgrip, the remaining portion of the melee component forming a finger guard. A latch is provided to hold the melee component in the stowed position. The interface of the melee component with the handgrip component may be either a rotatable interface, utilizing a lower pivot point and a latch such that the melee component may be rotated out of the handgrip or may be a sliding interface, with the melee component sliding within a provided trench. Two latching mechanisms for a rotating interface are disclosed. Other tools, such as bipods and flashlights, may be adapted to also fit the provided trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mark I. Anderson, Vince S. Warner
  • Patent number: 9015980
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a gun having an off-hand grip adjustably coupled to a handguard and spaced apart from a grip with a trigger located between the grip and the off-hand grip. The off-hand grip has a first end and a second end that is distal from the first end. The off-hand grip includes a pivot located adjacent the first end such that the off-hand grip is pivotable with respect to the handguard. The off-hand grip is also pivotable between a use position where the off-hand grip longitudinally extends about transverse from the barrel, and a stowed position where the off-hand grip is longitudinally adjacent the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Zachariah T. Shull
  • Patent number: 9010009
    Abstract: An eccentric rail mounting system is disclosed. In various embodiments, this system comprises an eccentric rail nut for off-center mounting of a rail on a firearm. The eccentric rail nut has an exterior surface that defines a central axis of the nut and a main bore that defines a central axis of the main bore that is displaced from the central axis of the nut. Components and methods are disclosed in a variety of embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Steven C. Buxton
  • Patent number: 9010008
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a handgrip on a forward portion of a firearm. The apparatus includes a mount having an upper portion with a clamp for removably engaging the firearm forward portion. The handgrip, e.g., a pistol handgrip, is symmetrical about a vertical plane passing through the handgrip. The distal portion of the handgrip is offset in the vertical plane from the proximal portion of the handgrip. A pivot means connects the lower portion of the mount to the proximal portion of the handgrip to permit the pivoting of the vertical plane to varying angles on either side of the central axis of the barrel. A lock means locks and unlocks the pivot means to lock the handgrip in position at a selected pivot angle. The apparatus provides the ability of a left handed or right handed shooter to adjust the handgrip to a comfortable position while using the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: David C. Hovey
  • Patent number: 9003685
    Abstract: A hinged trigger guard having a base member that includes a base member body portion; a base member projection extending from the base member body portion and having a base member aperture formed therethrough; an extension member that includes an extension member body portion; two ears extending from the extension member body portion, wherein an extension member recess is defined between at least a portion of the ears, and wherein an extension member aperture is formed through each of the ears. An extension member projection extends from the extension member body portion. The extension member is pivotably attached to the base member when the base member aperture is aligned between the extension member apertures and a pivot/installation pin is positioned within the aligned extension member apertures and base member aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 8998887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrument for removing tissue, in particular a shaver, drill, or morcellator, having a tool that can be set in rotation and a motorized drive for driving the tool, and having an elongate body and a handle that projects laterally from said elongate body. The handle is fastened in a detachable manner to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Simmen, Raphael Spycher, Urs Vogel
  • Patent number: 8984789
    Abstract: A foregrip for a firearm may comprise a mounting device configured to attach to a mounting rail of a firearm and a grip body. The grip body may include a top portion configured to be removably attached to the mounting device and a lateral side portion configured to be gripped by the hand of a person using a firearm. A cavity may be disposed within the grip body, and a blade may be disposed at least partially within the cavity, wherein the blade is movable between a retracted position and a deployed position relative to the grip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Switch Grip LLC
    Inventor: Torrance L. Adcock, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8959820
    Abstract: A handguard or other cover for a firearm includes a shell or body with a hollow interior cavity and a retaining structure configured to engage the forearm and retain the shell in place on the forearm, where the retaining structure is releasable to permit removal of the shell from the forearm. The shell extends between first and second edges around an angular range greater than 180° and less than 360° to define the shell in a semi-tubular shape or a C-shape. The shell may have a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface extending between the first and second edges. The first edge is spaced from the second edge to define a gap providing access to the interior cavity, and the shell is configured to be connected to a forearm for the firearm by inserting the forearm within the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rock River Arms, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester Larson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8955422
    Abstract: A modified bolt carrier for automatic recoil rifles and pistols preferably includes a shortened bolt carrier, a shortened buffer tube, a modified bolt key and an end cap. The shortened buffer tube is shortened by cutting-off a straight portion of a prior buffer tube. The modified bolt key includes a prior art bolt key, a rod yoke, a pair spring rods, a pair of compression springs, a spring support disc and a spring plug. The spring plug is biased outward from the shortened bolt carrier with the pair of compression springs. The modified bolt key is attached to the shortened bolt carrier and retained in upper and lower receivers of an automatic recoil rifle or pistol. The bolt spring is slipped over the spring plug and the bolt spring is retained by securing the end cap to the lower receiver with a lock pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Theodore R. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8943947
    Abstract: A buttstock assembly configured to work in conjunction with a compact buffer assembly consisting of a buffer tube, spring and bolt carrier with an integral buffer is provided. The buttstock assembly, buffer tube and bolt carrier are configured to work with AR15/M16 type firearms and their derivatives. By incorporating the buffer onto the bolt carrier, which is used in conjunction with a buffer tube of reduced length, the overall length of the host firearm is reduced by approximately 3.2 inches. No permanent modification need be made to the host firearm in order to utilize the compact buffer assembly and buttstock assembly disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LWRC International LLC
    Inventor: Jesus S. Gomez
  • Patent number: 8943729
    Abstract: A handgun mount is described for attaching a handgun to the forend of a long gun. A pump action of the long gun, if required for operation, may be actuated by moving the handgun along the forend of the long gun, and the handgun may be fired by the user of the long gun simultaneously with operation of the long gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Williams Company Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Rick Williams
  • Patent number: 8936193
    Abstract: A method includes determining a shot count within an optical device coupled to a firearm. The shot count corresponds to a number of shots taken using the firearm. The method further includes determining a muzzle velocity parameter from a life-cycle profile of the firearm based on the shot count as an input into a ballistics solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: TrackingPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: John Francis McHale, John Hancock Lupher
  • Patent number: 8904693
    Abstract: A bipod for supporting the forward portion of a firearm includes a clamp portion, a pivot body and a pair of leg assemblies. The clamp portion is adapted for clamping to a firearm and is pivotably mounted to the pivot body for pivoting about a vertical axis and a longitudinal axis. The pivot body includes a pair of leg mounting surfaces. A pair of leg assemblies are pivotably mounted to the mounting surfaces of the pivot block so that each leg assembly may be pivoted about an axis that is generally normal to the mounting surface and such that each leg assembly can be adjustably positioned in one of at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kasey Dallas Beltz
  • Patent number: 8898948
    Abstract: Foldable and flippable adapter devices, apparatus, systems and methods of attaching accessories, such as grips and lights to firearms. Adapters can include a slidable thumb switch for locking a swinging plate with side rails to a main plate, and spring loaded detents for locking the swinging plate in substantially vertical orientations. A folding rail adapter can be substituted for the existing rail system on firearms to allow the rail to be directly attached to the firearm. A flipping rail adapter can have a pivotal lever which supports a folding rail in an open position. Springably biased detent pins allow the lever to lock open. Pushing the lever back will overcome the springs so that the pins can pass out of the detents allowing the folding rail to move to a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gaddini, Mark Best
  • Publication number: 20140338245
    Abstract: A vertical fore grip mountable on the tactical rail of a tactical firearm is described. The fore grip includes a vertically oriented gripping member having an upper end, a lower end and an axially aligned bore; a tactical rail clamp attached to the gripping member upper end; a stabbing spike with a shank slidable within the gripping member bore between a stowed position within the gripping member and an extended position projecting from the lower end of the gripping member; and a latching member selectively securing the spike in the stowed and extended positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Justin Lanasa, Zeljko Vesligaj
  • Patent number: 8887432
    Abstract: A handgun converter enclosing a handgun and allowing the user to operate the handgun with full and increased functionality and enhanced safety. The combined weapon endows the handgun with increased stability and accuracy due to additional supports, versatility by adding rails, and with an additional mechanical latch mechanism supporting safe use. The handgun converter is constructed to allow quick mounting and release of the handgun, to enhance weapon versatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: CAA Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Oz
  • Patent number: 8869442
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of using an ergonomic fore grip/gun handle with a concealable and collapsible bipod. Legs can be connected to a piston assembly via a hinge and spring that when released from confinement within the fore grip, causes the legs to expand outward until fully deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Moody, Joseph D. Gaddini
  • Patent number: 8863426
    Abstract: A quick-detach, free floating, two-piece forward hand guard assembly for a rifle, which includes an inner barrel nut adapted for connection to the rifle's receiver and an outer barrel nut telescopically received over the inner barrel nut and secured thereto to prevent rotation therebetween. The hand guard assembly also includes a top hand guard element engaged with and extending forwardly from the outer barrel nut in a laterally-stable cantilevered orientation above the rifle's barrel. A bottom hand guard element is matingly engaged with the top hand guard element for surrounding the bottom portion of the rifle's barrel and free-floats from the top hand guard element. A spring-loaded detent screw attaches the top and bottom hand guard elements together and also engages the inner barrel nut. For quick-detach barrel removal, the outer barrel nut may be hinged for clamshell action, with the inner barrel nut having a separable two-piece extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brendon B. Zinsner
  • Patent number: 8857094
    Abstract: A grip for an elongated fire arm has an adapter, a handle, and a spring loaded screw, bolt, and nut. The adapter has a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion receives a lower receiver of a rifle. The bottom portion has at least two locking tabs adjacent to a base of a shaft extending from the bottom portion of the adapter. The handle has a cavity disposed in an upper portion to mate with the shaft, and at least two pockets adjacent to the cavity to mate with the at least two locking tabs. The handle is rotatable about an axis of the shaft when the at least two pockets are disengaged from the at least two locking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Michel
  • Patent number: 8857096
    Abstract: A forward pistol mount for mounting a pistol to a rifle. The forward pistol mount has an external mount structure that attaches to the lower tactical rail of the rifle. The pistol is attached to an internal mount structure of the forward pistol mount. The internal mount structure is positioned within the external mount structure and clamps around the lower tactical rail of the pistol. A securing mechanism that can be positioned on either side of the forward pistol mount allows for the quick release or insertion of the pistol within the internal mount structure. The present invention allows the pistol to provide the same grip as a pistol grip accessory but with the actual firing power of a gun, thus allowing for zero transition time between weapons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Rhea McClintock