Cushioned Patents (Class 42/74)
  • Patent number: 9927206
    Abstract: A recoil reduction system for a firearm. In some embodiments, the recoil reduction system includes a biasing element and a butt pad assembly configured to deform substantially proportionate to each other during a recoil event. The biasing element and/or butt pad assembly may include a spring-type element or, alternatively, a dampening device. The butt pad assembly may include an open cell butt pad having a hardness that is substantially higher than conventional butt pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventor: Paul N. Smith
  • Patent number: 9658028
    Abstract: A female form fitting buttstock for increased comfort, accuracy and enjoyment when shooting includes a stock that has a top, a fore end and a butt end. The fore end is configured to couple to a receiver of a shotgun that has a rib sight. A pad is reversibly couplable to the butt end, which is positively pitched. The pad and the fore end are positioned such that a length of pull measurement of thirty to forty centimeters is obtained upon coupling of the stock to the receiver. The top of the stock comprises a comb that has a top edge, which is linear and parallel to the rib sight. The toe is positioned outside of a plane defined by the top edge of the comb and the rib sight. The stock is configured to comfortably position within a shoulder pocket of a female user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Earl McLean
  • Patent number: 9534866
    Abstract: A blade attachment adapted for use with a firearm having a recoil adjusting plate with a plate aperture and a recoil adjusting plate coupler, as part of a combined firearm and blade assembly. The firearm has a stock with a butt end having a butt end aperture. The firearm has a rear stock aperture and a rear stock coupler. The attachment has an anchoring component including a tongue having a tongue aperture, and a blade component including a collar having a collar aperture and a blade. A method for coupling the attachment to the firearm includes inserting the tongue between the plate and the butt end, aligning the tongue aperture with the plate aperture and butt end aperture, aligning the collar aperture with the rear stock aperture, and employing the plate coupler and rear stock coupler to secure the blade attachment therebetween. The blade can have variably shaped blade edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Theo Gianakos
  • Patent number: 9379203
    Abstract: An ultra-fast breakover diode has a turn on time TON that is less than 0.3 microseconds, where the forward breakover voltage is greater than +400 volts and varies less than one percent per ten degrees Celsius change. In another aspect of the invention, a breakover diode has a reverse breakdown voltage that is greater, in absolute magnitude, than the forward breakover voltage, where the forward breakover voltage is greater than +400 volts. Yet another aspect of the invention involves a string of series-connected breakover diode dice, along with a resistor string, in a packaged circuit. The packaged circuit acts like a single breakover diode having a large forward breakover voltage and a comparably large reverse breakdown voltage, even though the packaged circuit includes no discrete high voltage reverse breakdown diode. The packaged circuit is usable to supply a triggering current to a thyristor in a voltage protection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: IXYS Corporation
    Inventor: Subhas Chandra Bose Jayappa Veeramma
  • Patent number: 9217620
    Abstract: A weapon accessory includes an attachment portion that is attachable to a stock of a weapon. The weapon accessory includes a rest portion that allows a user to position the stock above the user's shoulder. The weapon accessory also includes a recoil portion that is configured to transfer a recoil to the user when the user uses the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Terrence L. W. Peacemaker
  • Patent number: 9134092
    Abstract: A bottom hand grip for a firearm, such as AK-47 type rifle is mountable on the rifle in place of a bottom forend. The bottom hand grip engages a front end of the receiver assembly and is further supported by an attachment bolt passing through its bottom plate. Double-walled body of the bottom hand grip is provided with a plurality of openings that help dissipate heat from the firing mechanism and also serve as a means for mounting a rail for a firearm accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Spiegelhauer
  • Patent number: 9109848
    Abstract: A firearm includes a receiver and a bolt carrier disposed in the receiver. The bolt carrier is moveable between a firing position and a rearward position. A rod is fixed relative to the bolt carrier and a hand guard is coupled to the receiver about the rod. A handle assembly is slideably supported by the hand guard and is moveable toward the receiver to define a charging motion and away from the receiver to define a forward assist motion. The handle assembly receives the rod during both of the charging and forward assist motions. An arm is coupled to the base and is moveable between a disengaged position spaced from the rod and an engaged position abutting the rod. When the arm is in the engaged position, the handle assembly is moved to move the rod and the bolt carrier in either of the charging and the forward assist motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ADCOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: 9074839
    Abstract: A modular buttstock system for firearms includes user replaceable and interchangeable buttstock modules. The modules include a comb portion and butt portion which may be provided in a variety of configurations, sizes, and materials. The modules and firearm buttstock each include complementary configured mounting portions and a mounting system designed to provide interchangeable and removable attachment of the modules to the buttstock. In some non-limiting embodiments, the buttstock and modules may be formed of synthetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Warburton
  • Patent number: 8978285
    Abstract: An apparatus for an anti-rattle assembly for a collapsible buttstock for a firearm may include a baseplate with a plurality of lower guides and a plurality of fasteners wherein the plurality of fasteners removably secure the anti-rattle assembly to a plurality of fastener positions of a buttstock body. The anti-rattle assembly may further include a pressure plate with one or more ridges to engage one or more rail surfaces of a receiver extension and a plurality of upper guides and a plurality of biasing members wherein the pressure plate is vertically aligned with the baseplate and the plurality of biasing members are coupled between the upper guides and the lower guides and bias the one or more ridges against the one or more rail surfaces. The anti-rattle assembly restricts the movement of the receiver extension in a tubular aperture of the buttstock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Judd Burke, Matthew Vallo
  • Patent number: 8978284
    Abstract: A stock for a small arms weapon which may include a proximal end surface and a distal end surface, the distal end surface including a first opening extending toward the proximal end surface. The stock further may include a multi-lobe chamber connected to the first opening. The multi-lobe chamber may include a primary lobe for housing a receiver extension. The primary lobe may include a track for supporting a bottom surface of a receiver extension. The primary lobe further may include a first side lobe adjacent to the first wall, and a second side lobe adjacent to the second wall. A first insert may be disposed in the first side lobe and a second insert may be disposed in the second side lobe for isolating movement between the stock and a receiver extension disposed in the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Nisim Zusman
  • Patent number: 8955245
    Abstract: An adjustable stock and cheek rest assembly for a firearm includes a buffer tube extending rearwardly from the firearm at an angle relative to the firearm receiver. A stock is slidably mounted on the buffer tube, and a cheek rest is disposed in overlying relationship to the stock. A cheek rest adjustment arrangement is connected between the stock and the cheek rest, and is provided with a movable linkage for enabling vertical movement of the cheek rest relative to the stock as the stock moves along the angled buffer tube. A movable member provided with locking structure is mounted on the stock for selective engagement with lock receiving structure on the buffer tube for locking the stock in various axial adjustment positions along the buffer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ATI IP, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chvala
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150027021
    Abstract: A weapon accessory includes an attachment portion that is attachable to a stock of a weapon. The weapon accessory includes a rest portion that allows a user to position the stock above the user's shoulder. The weapon accessory also includes a recoil portion that is configured to transfer a recoil to the user when the user uses the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Terrence L.W. Peacemaker
  • Publication number: 20140360075
    Abstract: A recoil pad having a pad in which the elastomer contains a plurality of pockets having one or more pocket characteristics adjustable over the entirety or portions of the pad to achieve recoil pad characteristics which can be incrementally variably matched to the recoil energy characteristics and recoil energy transfer characteristics of a particular target stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: North Pass, Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip D. Howe, Richard A. Moore, Richard K. Herndon
  • Patent number: 8904692
    Abstract: A butt pad apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the butt pad apparatus includes a plate and a recoil pad attachable to the plate such that a chamber is defined therebetween. The recoil pad with plate attached thereto may be adapted for attachment to a butt of a stock. In various aspects, the butt pad apparatus includes an insert removably receivable within the chamber, and the insert may be formed of an elastomeric material. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Brookshire Tool & Mfg Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8881444
    Abstract: A stock bedding system for a firearm is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stock bedding system includes a stock having a pair of bearing surfaces that are configured and arranged to mutually engage a mating pair of bearing surfaces formed on the barrel-receiver assembly. At least one of the four bearing surfaces has a predetermined convex surface profile which causes the barrel-receiver assembly to roll in an angular direction away from one lateral side of the stock towards the opposite lateral side when the barrel-receiver assembly is mounted to the stock. The convex surface profile acts to tighten the engagement between the opposing bearing surfaces of the barrel-receiver assembly and stock providing a secure and vibration resistant mounting. In one embodiment, the convex-shaped bearing surface is defined by a pillar lug mounted in the stock which engages a mating substantially flat bearing surface formed on the barrel-receiver assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Warburton, Bruce Rozum, Dwight Potter
  • Patent number: 8863428
    Abstract: A stock assembly for attachment to a firearm assembly is described. The stock assembly includes a buttstock having a longitudinal conduit and a locking member; a connector tube with, front and back ends slidable within the buttstock conduit between a fully inserted position and a fully extended position, the tube having a longitudinal conduit; an attachment member slidable within the tube conduit between a forward position and a rearward position, the attachment member having a front end attachable to the firearm assembly and a rear end; a spring within the connector tube engaging the rear end of the attachment member, the spring urging the attachment member toward its forward position; and locking means preventing rotation of the attachment member relative to the connector tube, while allowing the attachment member to move within the tube between its forward and rearward positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Zeljko Vesligaj
  • Patent number: 8857093
    Abstract: A firearm grip sleeve with retention feature has a body including a central bore and a meeting element. The mating element is connected to a mating feature on the frame of a firearm. The mating element is connected to a mating feature on the frame of a firearm. The mating element prevents undesirable movement of the body with respect to the firearm while the mating feature is connected to the mating element. The mating element may prevent axial movement and upward longitudinal movement of the body. The firearm may include a removable back strap insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hogue, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Leonard Hogue
  • Publication number: 20140259849
    Abstract: A butt plate for a gun, in particular a long gun, with an intermediate piece to be attached to the rear side of a butt of the gun facing toward the shooter and with a plate made of a recoil-damping material, which is attachable to the side of the intermediate piece facing toward the shooter. A monopod is accommodated in a recess of the intermediate piece in a slidable manner such that the monopod can be moved from a position in which it is substantially arranged within the recess into at least a second position in which an end of the monopod protrudes out of the intermediate piece in such a manner that the butt can be supported on a solid base by means of the monopod. The intermediate piece is substantially made of a machinable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas JAKELE
  • Patent number: 8832984
    Abstract: A recoil reduction stock assembly for a shoulder-fired firearm is described that includes a rear stock section housing a recoil reduction mechanism attachable to firearms with different receiver rear faces by using a front stock section having a rear face attachable to the rear stock section front face and a front face attachable to the rear face of the receiver. The assembly may include one rear stock section housing the recoil reduction mechanism and a plurality of front stock sections, each front stock section having the same rear face profile, but different front face profiles conforming to different receiver rear faces. The recoil reduction mechanism includes a compressible spring and a plunger, whereby recoil of said firearm compresses the spring against the plunger to absorb recoil. The assembly may also include a cheek rest slidably attached over a part of the rear stock section and attached to the recoil mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Zeljko Vesligaj
  • Publication number: 20140250756
    Abstract: A recoil reduction stock assembly for a shoulder-fired firearm is described that includes a rear stock section housing a recoil reduction mechanism attachable to firearms with different receiver rear faces by using a front stock section having a rear face attachable to the rear stock section front face and a front face attachable to the rear face of the receiver. The assembly may include one rear stock section housing the recoil reduction mechanism and a plurality of front stock sections, each front stock section having the same rear face profile, but different front face profiles conforming to different receiver rear faces. The recoil reduction mechanism includes a compressible spring and a plunger, whereby recoil of said firearm compresses the spring against the plunger to absorb recoil. The assembly may also include a cheek rest slidably attached over a part of the rear stock section and attached to the recoil mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Zeljko Vesligaj
  • Patent number: 8782941
    Abstract: A stock for a small arms weapon that includes a first member that includes a distal end which has a receiver extension connection structure, a proximal end, a first longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a first cross-sectional profile perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis which defines a maximum outer dimension of the stock. The stock further includes a second member connected to the first member which includes a third end adjacent to the proximal end, a fourth end spaced from the distal end, and a second longitudinal axis extending between the third end and the fourth end such that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are disposed at an acute angle. The stock further includes a chamber inside the second member that is sized and configured to house a power supply for a small arms accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Nisim Zusman
  • Publication number: 20140196336
    Abstract: A recoil pad for a firearm includes at least one gas chamber, and at least one access port to the gas chamber. The access port retains gas pressure within the gas chamber, and also allows pressurization and depressurization of the gas chamber. In additional embodiments, a recoil pad encloses two or more gas chambers having different pressures therein. Firearms include such recoil pads. Methods of fabrication of firearms include attaching such a recoil pad to a stock or grip of a firearm. Methods of using such recoil pads and firearms include the selective pressurization or depressurization of a gas chamber in a recoil pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence V. Butler
  • Publication number: 20140165443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recoil reducer for a firearm. The recoil reducer includes a means to reduce the energy transmitted from the firearm via the use of a soft viscoelastic gel, which is surrounded by means to further reduce the energy transmitted, above that provided solely by the characteristics of the gel, while at the same time holding the soft gel in place and assisting it to return to its pre-distortion state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: James Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140026460
    Abstract: A stock bedding system for a firearm is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stock bedding system includes a stock having a pair of bearing surfaces that are configured and arranged to mutually engage a mating pair of bearing surfaces formed on the barrel-receiver assembly. At least one of the four bearing surfaces has a predetermined convex surface profile which causes the barrel-receiver assembly to roll in an angular direction away from one lateral side of the stock towards the opposite lateral side when the barrel-receiver assembly is mourned to the stock. The convex surface profile acts to tighten the engagement between the opposing bearing surfaces of the barrel-receiver assembly and stock providing a secure and vibration resistant mounting. In one embodiment, the convex-shaped bearing surface is defined by a pillar lug mounted in the stock which engages a mating substantially fiat bearing surface formed on the barrel-receiver assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Warburton, Bruce Rozum, Dwight Potter
  • Patent number: 8561338
    Abstract: A pistol grip recoil assembly for a firearm includes a rigid grip body formed with rest structure thereon and connected to a firearm. A substantially elastomeric, resilient and deformable grip insert is received in the grip body and forms a shock absorbing, cushioning backstrap engageable with the palm of a user's hand for minimizing recoil caused by discharge of the firearm. The grip body and grip insert are slidably engaged together by means of a dovetail arrangement and secured together thereafter by a means of a fastening structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Technology International USA, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chvala
  • Patent number: 8555541
    Abstract: A removable butt stock with a curved and rounded butt plate for use in the tactical fighting position is disclosed. The removable butt stock has a single orientation two position release lever for ease of adjustment and removable of the butt stock from the buffer tube of the tactical weapon, ribs incorporated into the receiver bore to reduce drag during insertion of the buffer tube, and anti-rattle springs to securely attach the butt stock to the buffer tube. The body of the butt stock has an angled cheek weld to allow the user to comfortably align the eye on the weapon in the tactical firing position. The butt stock also includes two storage tubes with cam caps designed to be easily removable by twisting in a cam motion up the beveled mouth of the storage tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: P & S Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Ingram
  • Patent number: 8516730
    Abstract: A rifle recoil reduction system is presented for reducing a recoil impact of a rifle. The system includes two parallel spaced-apart spring operated piston assemblies mounted between two spaced-apart plates, separated in part to work simultaneously together to provide an equal amount of pressure to the pistons. The pistons preferably have a pre-load of about 250 kg (550 pounds), and can be changed to increase or decrease the pre-load. A recoil pad is included to provide additional relief to the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Norman A. Valin
  • Patent number: 8505226
    Abstract: A recoil-reducing stock assembly for an autoloading shotgun or rifle that includes a receiver with a rear face and a spring tube extending rearwardly from the receiver rear face is described. The assembly includes a pistol grip against the receiver rear face having a spring tube bore; a stock having a spring tube recess and a connector tube cavity; a connector tube with a bore attachable at selected positions to the stock within the connector tube cavity; a tubular conduit slidably inserted over the spring tube and slidable and non-rotatable within the connector tube bore, the tubular conduit having a front end non-rotatably attached to the pistol grip; and a compressible spring inserted over the front tubular conduit and between the connector tube and the pistol grip to buffer recoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Zeljko Vesligaj
  • Publication number: 20130174461
    Abstract: A butt pad apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the butt pad apparatus includes a plate and a recoil pad attachable to the plate such that a chamber is defined therebetween. The recoil pad with plate attached thereto may be adapted for attachment to a butt of a stock. In various aspects, the butt pad apparatus includes an insert removably receivable within the chamber, and the insert may be formed of an elastomeric material. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Michael W. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8468729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved buffer tube assembly comprising a buffer tube having a longitudinal forward end, a longitudinal rearward end, and an inner annular surface. The buffer tube further comprises an attachment location operably configured to couple the buffer tube to a lower receiver of a firearm. One novel feature is a dead blow buffer positioned at the longitudinally rearward portion of the buffer tube. The buffer tube comprising an external surface configured to fit within and substantially in contact with the internal bore surface of the buffer tube, wherein the dead blow buffer is configured to receive an impact from a buffer that is attached to a buffer spring fitted within the buffer tube. In one form, the dead blow buffer is positioned between the rearmost portion of the inner annular surface of the buffer tube and the buffer spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Primary Weapons
    Inventor: Dean Sylvester
  • Publication number: 20130145668
    Abstract: A rifle recoil reduction system is presented for reducing a recoil impact of a rifle. The system includes two parallel spaced-apart spring operated piston assemblies mounted between two spaced-apart plates, separated in part to work simultaneously together to provide an equal amount of pressure to the pistons. The pistons preferably have a pre-load of about 250 kg (550 pounds), and can be changed to increase or decrease the pre-load. A recoil pad is included to provide additional relief to the shooter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Norman A. Valin
  • Patent number: 8453365
    Abstract: A firearm with movable cheek riser is a rifle stock having a stock body having a facility for receiving a rifle action and a rear extending portion, a stock butt portion telescopically connected to the rear extending portion, the butt portion being movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a cheek riser having a rear portion connected to the butt portion and a front portion connected to the stock body, and the cheek riser being movable between an elevated position and a lower position. The cheek riser may be pivotally connected to the butt portion. The cheek riser may include a downwardly-depending post received in a post bore defined in the stock body, wherein the post is curved such that a pivoting motion of the stock is facilitated. The invention may be a rifle including the rifle stock receiving a barreled rifle action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Brookshire Tool & Mfg Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8438769
    Abstract: A foregrip for a firearm includes a grip formed to fit in a palm of a hand having a first cavity for receiving an index finger disposed at a forward portion on a first side of the grip and a second cavity for receiving a thumb disposed on a second side of the grip, the first cavity being substantially vertical and the second cavity being substantially horizontal. In a first embodiment, the foregrip further includes a plurality of horizontal grooves for receiving a middle, ring, and little finger disposed at a back portion on the first side of the grip. In a second embodiment, the foregrip further includes a cavity for receiving a ring and little finger disposed at a back portion of said first side of said grip and a notch for receiving a middle finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Chris S. Ghannam
  • Patent number: 8434252
    Abstract: A recoil absorption system for a long gun is provided that includes at least one fluid-filled piston shock attached between the body of the rifle and the stock to provide a damped connection between the two. When large caliber rounds are fired, the shocks are permitted to compress, so that the buffer tube is correspondingly permitted to travel rearward within the buffer tube bore of the stock. The stocks detent pin is normally captured within a slot on the buffer tube, such that the long gun recoil causes the buffer tube slot to move relative to the pin, the pin restricts the buffer tube movement and compression of the shocks to the length of the slot. In this way, the recoil energy of large caliber rounds is effectively absorbed, providing a more comfortable and accurate shooting experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory J. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8430015
    Abstract: A buffer tube for a firearm, which is not an M16-type firearm, the buffer tube including a recoil mitigation tube, a recoil piston reciprocatingly mounted inside the recoil mitigation tube, and a recoil absorbing mechanism disposed in the recoil mitigation tube and engaging the recoil piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sagi Faifer
  • Patent number: 8413361
    Abstract: Shoulder fire arm comprising a frame a barrel and a stock for holding the weapon against the shoulder and or the cheek of the gunman wherein the stock is formed of a body and a recoil pad at the end of this body, the recoil pad being connected to the body of the stock by means of a shock absorber and the absorber is placed in such a way that during the shot the stock moves down from the shoulder and cheek of the gunman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Browning International SA
    Inventors: Eric Quaedpeerds, Alain Botty, Thierry Dumortier
  • Patent number: 8387298
    Abstract: A buttpad assembly for use on a firearm includes a base wall, a cushion body and a guard element. A firearm buttstock assembly is also included that has a buttstock body and a buttpad assembly. A method of assembling a firearm buttstock assembly is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric S. Kincel
  • Patent number: 8387297
    Abstract: Applicants have disclosed a quick connect/disconnect recoil pad for the butt-end of a shoulder-mounted firearm. The recoil pad can be installed and removed without tools or implements, to swap in another recoil pad. Applicants' preferred embodiment comprises: an interchangeable recoil pad assembly having a recoil pad; and a spring-loaded latching means, attached to the rear or butt-end of a gun stock for connecting the recoil pad assembly onto the stock and for later quickly disconnecting the pad assembly, if desired, via a release button housed in the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik T. deBrun, J. Daniel Massam
  • Patent number: 8381427
    Abstract: A stock system for a shoulder-supported weapon the holding and supporting stock (10) of which for accepting the weapon system comprises: a pistol grip (12), an at least sideways-adjustable and height-adjusting cheek piece (15), and a pivotable and length-adjustable butt plate unit (16), which are assigned to a middle piece (14) forming part of the stock (10), which is designed as a coupling for creating a positive connection between the weapon system and the stock parts (12, 15, 16) forming the stock (10), which connection can be released by the application of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Wilfried Nill
  • Patent number: 8341868
    Abstract: A stock for a small arms weapon that includes a first member that includes a distal end which has a receiver extension connection structure, a proximal end, a first longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a first cross-sectional profile perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis which defines a maximum outer dimension of the stock. The stock further includes a second member connected to the first member which includes a third end adjacent to the proximal end, a fourth end spaced from the distal end, and a second longitudinal axis extending between the third end and the fourth end such that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are disposed at an acute angle. The stock further includes a chamber inside the second member that is sized and configured to house a power supply for a small arms accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Nisim Zusman
  • Patent number: 8286381
    Abstract: The firearm stock and support device includes one or more “beanbags” directly mounted to a butt stock that can be moved between a secured transportation position held against the butt stock and a support position suspended beneath the butt stock. The firearm stock and support device includes a stock attachment and one or more beanbags pivotally connected to the stock attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jo Won Seuk
  • Publication number: 20120222342
    Abstract: A pistol grip recoil assembly for a firearm includes a rigid grip body formed with rest structure thereon and connected to a firearm. A substantially elastomeric, resilient and deformable grip insert is received in the grip body and forms a shock absorbing, cushioning backstrap engageable with the palm of a user's hand for minimizing recoil caused by discharge of the firearm. The grip body and grip insert are slidably engaged together by means of a dovetail arrangement and secured together thereafter by a means of a fastening structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL USA, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chvala
  • Patent number: 8231114
    Abstract: Mechanical control shock-absorbent anti-recoil mechanism intended for various fields such as industrial and civil constructions, machine building industry, robotics et cetera, its purpose being to protect against the impact forces, recoil forces or vibrations. The mechanical control shock-absorbent anti-recoil mechanism comprises a mobile holder X, a joint lever and spring mechanism Y and an end holder Z. The mechanical control shock-absorbent anti-recoil mechanism has the role of absorbing and a cancellation of the impact forces and recoil forces, while a mechanical control mechanism K adjust concomitantly and continuously the tension of the absorbent springs and the annulling springs in order to decrease or to annul the impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Century International Arms Corporation
    Inventor: Vasile Cinciu
  • Publication number: 20120186124
    Abstract: A buttpad assembly for use on a firearm includes a base wall, a cushion body and a guard element. A firearm buttstock assembly is also included that has a buttstock body and a buttpad assembly. A method of assembling a firearm buttstock assembly is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Inc., DBA Vltor Weapon Systems LLC
    Inventor: Eric S. Kincel
  • Publication number: 20120167432
    Abstract: A recoil pad having a pad in which the elastomer contains a plurality of pockets having one or more pocket characteristics adjustable over the entirety or portions of the pad to achieve recoil pad characteristics which can be incrementally variably matched to the recoil energy characteristics and recoil energy transfer characteristics of a particular target stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip D. Howe, Richard A. Moore, Richard K. Herndon
  • Patent number: 8205371
    Abstract: A recoil reduction system having a stock with a track formed therein and extending a bottom wall; a sliding member that includes a rail extending from the right side and the left side of the rail, and wherein the sliding member is slidably received within the track by interaction of the track and the rail; a handgrip member formed as a portion of the stock, wherein the handgrip member includes a chamber that extends within the handgrip member; a first recoil reduction means mounted within the chamber, wherein the first recoil reduction means is configured to oppose sliding by the sliding member in at least one direction; and a second recoil reduction means mounted within the track, wherein the recoil reduction means is configured to oppose sliding by the sliding member in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton L. Cook, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Kurtis Sparing, Eric M. Yeates, Birten L. Todd, Gary Cauble, Chris Michaels, James K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 8201354
    Abstract: A firearm having a receiver having a front end and a rear end, an elongated gun barrel having a front end and a rear end, the rear end of the gun barrel being connected to the front end of the receiver; an elongated long gun stock having a butt portion, a middle portion and a front portion; the receiver and the gun barrel being supported in the long gun stock; and recoil reduction means attached to the front portion of the long gun stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventor: James K. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20120144715
    Abstract: A light weight stiffened gun stock is disclosed herein. The gun stock utilizes structural members oriented in a grid pattern resulting in a high strength-to-weight ratio. The grid pattern can be an isogrid, orthogrid, hoop-grid pattern, or a combination thereof. The structural members define the form of the gunstock, and provide recoil absorption to reduce the amount of recoil experienced by the shooter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Craig B. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120131829
    Abstract: This presented invention relates to the ability of individual, firearms owners and representatives of the law enforcement, military and governmental entities to enhance the pointability and shootability of their firearms, there is provided a firearm accessory including a handgun, a body including at least one securer for readily securing said handgun to the firearm accessory, wherein the securer is selected from the group consisting of: a grip securer, a racker and a trigger guard securer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Action Items Limited
    Inventors: Nismi Fistikchi, Liran Monson, Ori Gur-Ari