Magazine Chargers Patents (Class 42/87)
  • Patent number: 11841204
    Abstract: A firearm magazine tool including a core having a floor on its top, a channel rib on the core, a cavity, a frame surrounding the core and the cavity, a lever pin projecting from the core into the cavity, and a slider pin projecting orthogonally from the floor. The channel rib can be an elongate projection running a partial length of the core. The core can be inset within the frame such that two internal frame side walls and an internal frame end wall are at least partially exposed above the floor. The cavity can be located between the core and a lever wall, the lever wall being located on an opposite end of the frame than the internal frame end wall. The firearm magazine tool can be further comprised of a channel on a bottom surface of the core, wherein the channel rib is located in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: NEW REVO BRAND GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew C. Morris
  • Patent number: 11732987
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a magazine loader for loading a cartridge into a magazine. The magazine loader has a housing, a stopper, a cartridge loading slide and a guider mounted on the housing. The housing has a recessed portion as a magazine opening for receiving at least a portion of the magazine. The recessed portion of the housing has a front wall, a rear wall and a rear wall with a cartridge opening. A cartridge loading slide with an angle relative to a horizontal line is located on the bottom wall of the recessed portion. The cartridge loading slide has a linear channel aligned with the cartridge opening, a length of the linear channel is less than a distance between the front wall and the rear wall and greater than a width of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Xiaoxun Chen
  • Patent number: 11674766
    Abstract: Ammunition storage and feeding system for light weapons that facilitates a continuous loading of the weapon, thereby relieving the user from multiple magazine replacements, and reducing potential weapon stoppages, thus providing more reliable and significantly uninterruptable use of the weapon with respect to operating the weapon with conventional magazines. According to an embodiment of the invention, the system is configured to automatically receive interlinked cartridges from a carrying device (e.g., a backpack or other convenient device harnessed to the user's body) through a flexible or semi-flexible leading means, to successively extract the cartridges from the linking arrangement and to successively feed each extracted cartridge into a dedicated magazine in a First In First Out (FIFO) manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Eliran Atias, Amos Mont, Nissim Majer
  • Patent number: 11674765
    Abstract: A firearm loader may be used to transfer at least one cartridge to a firearm. The loader includes a main body comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a follower disposed inside the main body. The loader may include an engaged configuration wherein the loader is at least partially inserted into a firearm. The proximal end may include an opening. In the engaged configuration, the opening approximately faces a magazine of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 11656045
    Abstract: An ammunition loading and storage assembly includes a housing and an upper cover rotatably arranged on the housing. The housing includes a plurality of discrete elongated cavities distributed in the housing along a center axis of the housing, a plurality of discrete grooves distributed on an outer surface of the housing. The upper cover includes a main body with a protruding buckle, a guide tube extending from the main body. The guide tube deviates from each of the plurality of elongated cavities for blocking the elongated cavity to prevent leakage of ammunition under the condition of the protruding buckle received in one of the plurality of discrete grooves. A straight channel is formed by the guide tube cooperatively with one of the plurality of elongated cavities under the condition of the protruding buckle detached from one of the plurality of discrete grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Xiaojie Chen
  • Patent number: 11639833
    Abstract: A motorized magazine loader for loading cartridges into a magazine includes a powered sorting and lifting wheel rotatable about a horizontal axis of rotation, a vertical gravity fed cartridge chute positioned laterally next to the sorting and lifting wheel, an accumulator portion at a lower end of the chute, and a loading portion comprising a receiver for magazines to be loaded and a pusher mechanism for inserting cartridges into the magazines, all supported and substantially contained by a housing. Control circuitry includes jam mediation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: VISTA OUTDOOR OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Slevin, Paul R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 11635267
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading cartridges into a firearms magazine includes a loader body comprising a retainer configured for holding a firearms magazine, and cooperating spring-loaded plungers coupled thereto. A first spring-loaded plunger coupled to the loader body is oriented for pushing one or more cartridges into the firearms magazine so as to depress a magazine spring thereof. A second plunger coupled to the loader body is oriented for inserting cartridges into the firearms magazine without further depressing the magazine spring while the first spring-loaded plunger is depressing the magazine spring. A mechanism automatically resets the first spring-loaded plunger after the second plunger completes insertion of each cartridge into the magazine. All of the foregoing moving parts may be manually or motor driven and fed with cartridges via a hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Neal B. Rosenblum, Mark Presser
  • Patent number: 11619460
    Abstract: An electronic magazine loader for loading cartridges into a magazine includes a lifting wheel, a chute, and a magazine loading portion. The wheel receives an unordered batch of cartridges and singularly lifts and deposits the cartridges into the chute. The chute transfers the cartridges to the magazine loading portion where a setting mechanism inserts the cartridges into the magazine. A mechanism for directionally orienting the cartridges orients all cartridges to a proper directional orientation before reaching the magazine loading portion. The mechanism can be lifting wheel shelf structure or chute structure. The chute having a C-shaped portion above the magazine loading portion that precludes the cartridges from changing their proper directional orientation. The setting mechanism receives cartridges on a rotating wheel with rotating insertion lobes and cartridge receiving voids between adjacent lobes. The cartridges drop into a cartridge receiving void, and are urged into the magazine by a rotating lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: VISTA OUTDOOR OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Fischer, William Hemeyer
  • Patent number: 11536527
    Abstract: An automated magazine loading device having an ammunition hopper adapted to receive a firearm cartridge and a conveyor coupled to the ammunition hopper. The conveyor is configured to transport the firearm cartridge to a projectile indexer located in proximity to the conveyor and the conveyor is configured to deposit the firearm cartridge into the projectile indexer in a first orientation. The projectile indexer is configured to reorient the firearm cartridge into a second orientation. The projectile indexer also includes a port for receiving a magazine therein. Finally, the automated magazine loading device includes an actuator for engaging the firearm cartridge and inserting the firearm cartridge into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Selph, Andreas Daniel Niederer, Cristofer Eliberto Jacinto-Garcia
  • Patent number: 11493294
    Abstract: A speed loading device and method of loading are provided. The device includes a main body with a first end, a second end, and a plurality of passages extending from the first end to the second end. Each passage receives a cartridge. The device includes a button movable relative to the main body and positioned proximate the first end of the main body. The device also includes a shaft connected to the button and positioned within the main body. The device includes a rotating disk having a plurality of radially extending arms. The rotating disk is positioned proximate to the second end of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: RevIndustries, LLC
    Inventor: Earl Cleveland Bryant, II
  • Patent number: 11486666
    Abstract: Loaders and loader assemblies are provided. A loader that facilitates loading a cartridge into a firearm magazine includes a press member that extends from a first end to a second end. The loader further includes a plunger member that extends generally perpendicularly from the press member to a free end. The free end sized to engage the cartridge when loading the firearm magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: VULCAN BALLISTIC PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas S. Head
  • Patent number: 11480401
    Abstract: An integrated magazine loading assist device in two embodiments, each embodiment having a body with an inner facing side and an outer facing side, an outer wall having four sizes formed on the outer facing side, a perimeter wall formed on three of the four sizes of the outer wall, an a tab having a wall end attached to the perimeter wall and an unattached opposed end extending from the perimeter wall over the outer wall, with a magazine-receiving gap formed between the tab and the outer wall. The inner facing side is either removably or fixedly attached to a detachable magazine or attached to a rail of a gun. The opposed end of the tab is shaped to mate directly with an exterior shape of an ammunition round or shaped to mate with a piece that mates with the ammunition round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Glenn W Burd
  • Patent number: 11448475
    Abstract: This invention is generally related to the firearm/shooting and magazine loading industry. Many firearms are fed ammunition via a detachable magazine, which is generally a rectangular tube with an internal guide, operated by a spring. Ammunition is typically loaded from the top, one round at a time. Ammunition generally comes either loose, not contained in any grouping outside of the box, or on stripper clips, a small strip of metal that usually holds between five and ten rounds. This invention loads ammunition on stripper clips into magazines using mechanical leverage with a plunger (1) operated by a lever (2), travelling down rails (3), that pushes the rounds into the magazine. The stripper clip and magazine are held into place by their respective holders (4)(5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Trijent, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Andrew Laycock, James Allen Laycock, II, Jeron Adam Laycock, Justin Charles Bryan
  • Patent number: 11408698
    Abstract: A magazine loader for loading bullets in a magazine is presented, the magazine loader comprising a body including a first opening for inserting bullets in the magazine loader and a second opening for loading bullets in a magazine, when the magazine loader is used in conjunction with the magazine, a plurality of vertical channels inside the body for receiving bullets therein, a dented member including a series of raised portions sized and designed for selectively locating and aligning the bullets of the lower row of bullets in a loadable row of bullets by preventing the bullets in the loadable row of bullets to move upon vertical pressure of additional bullets located in the plurality of channels and an actuator for moving the loadable row of bullets out of the magazine loader through a magazine receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AMMUNITION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Francois Lamarche
  • Patent number: 11274891
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a firearm speed loader comprising (a) an elongated tube assembly for holding one or more ammunition cartridges in a central lumen defined by a wall of the tube assembly and (b) an elongated aperture formed in the wall of the tube assembly. In an illustrative example, two grooves may be formed into the wall distal to a proximal end of the tube assembly. One or more cartridges may be inserted into the central lumen by aligning the rim of each cartridge with the grooves. A user may place a digit of a hand into the central lumen and urge the cartridges from the proximal end to a distal end of the tube assembly, thereby causing the cartridges to be pushed from the tube assembly into the firearm. Various embodiments may advantageously reduce a time necessary to reload a firearm magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Brave Stephens
  • Patent number: 11248865
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading cartridges into a firearms magazine includes a loader body comprising a retainer configured for holding a firearms magazine, and cooperating spring-loaded plungers coupled thereto. A first spring-loaded plunger coupled to the loader body is oriented for pushing one or more cartridges into the firearms magazine so as to depress a magazine spring thereof. A second plunger coupled to the loader body is oriented for inserting cartridges into the firearms magazine without further depressing the magazine spring while the first spring-loaded plunger is depressing the magazine spring. A mechanism automatically resets the first spring-loaded plunger after the second plunger completes insertion of each cartridge into the magazine. All of the foregoing moving parts may be manually or motor driven and fed with cartridges via a hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Neal B. Rosenblum, Mark Presser
  • Patent number: 11204213
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a firearm magazine loader. The firearm magazine loader includes an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve is movably connected with the inner sleeve. An inner surface of an inner side wall of the top opening of the inner sleeve is a non-slip surface. The non-slip surface prevents the guiding mechanism from bringing out bullet loaded in the interior of the inner sleeve when the inner sleeve is pushing out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11187480
    Abstract: A weapon magazine loading apparatus includes a magazine guide channel, a magazine loading region at the base of the magazine guide channel and an ammunition holding ramp. The loading region has an ammunition round holding depression in a base surface of the loading region, and a spring-loaded retaining wall positioned adjacent to the round holding depression. The retaining wall is movable between a first position extending into the loading channel and a second position below the base surface under pressure exerted on a magazine in the channel. The holding ramp positioned adjacent to the magazine loading region and holds a plurality of rounds of ammunition at an angle such that a round of ammunition in the ramp will roll toward the magazine loading region. The depth and width of the magazine holding region is adjustable to accommodate different types of magazines and calibers of ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Russell Anderson
  • Patent number: 11175107
    Abstract: An electronic magazine loader for loading cartridges into a magazine includes a lifting wheel, a chute, and a magazine loading portion. The wheel receives an unordered batch of cartridges and singularly lifts and deposits the cartridges into the chute. The chute transfers the cartridges to the magazine loading portion where a setting mechanism inserts the cartridges into the magazine. A mechanism for directionally orienting the cartridges orients all cartridges to a proper directional orientation before reaching the magazine loading portion. The mechanism can be lifting wheel shelf structure or chute structure. The chute having a C-shaped portion above the magazine loading portion that precludes the cartridges from changing their proper directional orientation. The setting mechanism receives cartridges on a rotating wheel with rotating insertion lobes and cartridge receiving voids between adjacent lobes. The cartridges drop into a cartridge receiving void, and are urged into the magazine by a rotating lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VISTA OUTDOOR OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Fischer, William Hemeyer
  • Patent number: 11156418
    Abstract: A motorized magazine loader for loading cartridges into a magazine includes a powered sorting and lifting wheel rotatable about a horizontal axis of rotation, a vertical gravity fed cartridge chute positioned laterally next to the sorting and lifting wheel, an accumulator portion at a lower end of the chute, and a loading portion comprising a receiver for magazines to be loaded and a pusher mechanism for inserting cartridges into the magazines, all supported and substantially contained by a housing. Control circuitry includes jam mediation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard Slevin, Paul R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 11125518
    Abstract: A bullet reload device includes a base, a roller seat, a roller and a flexible connection member. The grooves formed between the blades of the roller only let the bullets in the correct direction fall in, so that the bullets in the correct direction can move in a row. The line-up track of the base has a guide rail set therein, so that the extractor grooves of bullets can follow the guide rail to scroll from top to bottom in the line-up track without turning the direction, and thus, bullets can be neatly arranged in the line-up track. The flexible connection member is provided with a pressure plate connected to the roller seat by tension springs, so that pressing the pressure plate with the palm can conveniently apply force to move the flexible connection member downward along the non-linear line-up track to push the bullets into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Cheh-Kang Liu
  • Patent number: 11060810
    Abstract: The present invention provides an auxiliary bullet loader for a magazine, which includes a housing, wherein the housing is provided with a mounting space for accommodating a magazine, a first swinging mechanism is connected to a top portion of the housing, the first swinging mechanism includes a first pressing plate, the first pressing plate includes a first engaging end, the first engaging end extends obliquely downwards into the mounting space, and a bullet inlet of the magazine when the magazine is loaded into the mounting space faces upwards, the first engaging end is inserted into the magazine and swings relative to the housing under an action of the magazine, thereby pressing a follower within the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Xiaoxun Chen
  • Patent number: 11041684
    Abstract: A cartridge loader receives a magazine. The loader directs a cartridge into the top of the magazine. A lever in the loader is pivoted to insert the cartridge while the lever simultaneously downwardly depresses existing cartridges in the magazine to make space for the cartridge being inserted in the top of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel L Higby
  • Patent number: 11029108
    Abstract: A device for assisting loading rounds into a firearm magazine (70) includes a body (12) that locks to the magazine using a catch pin 16. The body has a top opening (32) for a round (74). A press (40) hinged to the body top includes two plungers (44, 46) projecting down and aligned to enter the opening. A bullet pusher (60) is hinged to the body front and has a tongue (68) with a pushing surface (64). A wire (54) couples the press and pusher so that when the press is moved down, the pusher is moved out, and vice versa. A round is placed in the opening and on the tongue and the press is moved down to withdraw the tongue and push the round partly into the magazine. The pusher is then moved to the body to raise the press and push the round fully into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Maglula, Ltd.
    Inventor: Guy Tal
  • Patent number: 10976121
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader includes a housing and a magazine guide. The magazine guide is at least partially received within the housing. The magazine guide defines a magazine guide cartridge portal that is proximately aligned with a housing guide cover channel. The magazine guide coordinates the movement of a guide slide coupled to the housing. The magazine guide cartridge portal receives the firearm cartridge and the guide slide maneuvers the firearm cartridge into the firearm magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Corey R. Draper
  • Patent number: 10900730
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader. The loader includes a body having a linear projection extending from the top of the loader for holding rounds of ammunition and an optional plunger for pushing the rounds into a magazine. The loader accommodates and centers a wide variety of magazines due to a self-centering mechanism incorporated into the body. An angled feed channel pivots the rounds into position to slide under the feed lips of a magazine to significantly reduce the insertion force required and allow a double stack magazine to be quickly filled to capacity with minimal effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Elite Tactical Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: George E. Loveday, IV, George E. Loveday, III
  • Patent number: 10900731
    Abstract: A multiple caliber firearm magazine loader. The loader provides two main features. First, the loader provides the capability to pick up rounds of ammunition in a wide variety of calibers. Second, the loader has a body that accommodates a large number of magazines with a variety of form factors and dimensions designed to work with a diverse collection of firearms. The body has multiple alignment features that align the feed opening of magazines with the rail of the loader in order to receive rounds of ammunition as they are pushed downward along the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Elite Tactical Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: George E. Loveday, IV, George E. Loveday, III
  • Patent number: 10837722
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing and loading ammunition cartridges are disclosed. An ammunition apparatus may comprise a bay that is substantially cylindrically shaped, an access channel, a slide restraint, and a saddle. The access channel may be a cross sectional cutout in the bay. The slide restraint may comprise five fins shaped to track the contour of the tapered end of a cartridge. The saddle may be disposed on the outside of the bay, opposite the access channel, and may be shaped to complement the contour of a cartridge. An ammunition tray may comprise multiple ammunition apparatuses secured together. A user may load a cartridge from an ammunition tray into a magazine by using an ammunition apparatus saddle to partially displace an already loaded cartridge and then using his or her thumb to slide a cartridge from the ammunition tray into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Eric Boud
  • Patent number: 10760865
    Abstract: A magazine loader for loading a batch of rimmed cartridges into a tubular rifle magazine is disclosed. In embodiments, the magazine loader comprises an elongate body comprising a hopper portion and a tubular magazine receiving portion with a circular aperture for receiving the tubular rifle magazine. In embodiments, the body defines a feed passageway extending between the hopper portion and the circular aperture of the tubular magazine receiving portion. The body may define, extending along the feed passageway, a first cartridge orienting passageway defined by a first cartridge orienting portion, a second cartridge orienting passageway defined by a second cartridge orienting portion, a third cartridge orienting passageway defined by a third cartridge orienting portion, and a fourth cartridge orienting passageway defined by a fourth cartridge orienting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventor: Paul R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10746487
    Abstract: A device for loading bullets into a firearm magazine, the device including a shell, a pushrod, and a top cover. The shell includes an outer wall and an inner chamber formed by the outer wall. The outer wall includes a first end including a first opening adapted to communicate with a magazine of a firearm, a second end including a second opening, and a third opening disposed between the first end and the second end and adapted to receive bullets. The pushrod includes a head, a main body, and a handle, and is connected to the second end of the shell and adapted to move in the inner chamber; when in use, the pushrod moves in the inner chamber to push the bullets to enter the magazine. The top cover is disposed on the outer wall and adapted to open and close the third opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NINGBO ROTCHI BUSINESS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangchun Bian
  • Patent number: 10697723
    Abstract: A charger for a firearm comprises a body, a movable internal diverter and an advancing member. The body has at least first and second cartridge holding areas that are arranged parallel to each other and are configured to receive and store cartridges in an end-to-end orientation. A first end of the body has a cartridge opening through which cartridges can be loaded into and unloaded from the charger and a receiver insert shaped to fit into a receiver of the firearm. The movable internal diverter is positioned in the body and extends at least partway between the first and second cartridge holding areas to separate the first and second cartridge holding areas from each other. The advancing member is accessible from an exterior of the body and has an engaging member extending within the body and configured to contact a cartridge in one of the first and second cartridge holding areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Kelly Hall
  • Patent number: 10641566
    Abstract: A loader for loading ammunition into a magazine for a handgun. The loader may be universal in that it is capable of loading various types of ammunition cartridges into various types of magazines. A cartridge driver of the loader drives the cartridges into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cottrell, James Gianladis, Adam J. Birk, Michael Poehlman, Tim Kinney
  • Patent number: 10598453
    Abstract: A firearm loader may be used to transfer at least one cartridge to a firearm. The loader includes a main body comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a follower disposed inside the main body. The loader may include an engaged configuration wherein the loader is at least partially inserted into a firearm. The proximal end may include an opening. In the engaged configuration, the opening approximately faces a magazine of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 10598456
    Abstract: A loader (10) facilitates loading loose rounds into a firearm magazine (60). It comprises a body (12) that fits on and is locked to the magazine using a locker (40). A spring-loaded press (30) with a plunger (34) is coupled to the body and is tiltable from above to between the magazine's lips (64). To load a round, the user fits the loader onto and locks it to the magazine and forces the spring-loaded press down so the plunger pushes the topmost round and/or follower down enough to insert a new round, case first, until it meets the plunger. Then the user reduces force on the press to allow the plunger to be lifted up so that the plunger is cleared from the magazine, whereupon the user can nudge the partially inserted round rearwardly to its final position in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Maglula, Ltd.
    Inventor: Guy Tal
  • Patent number: 10557677
    Abstract: A magazine loader apparatus and method includes in one embodiment, a magazine holder where the magazine holder is configured to removably hold a magazine and where the magazine holder includes a loading chamber configured to receive a bullet. A loading arm connected with the magazine holder, a plunger connected with the loading arm, and a bullet loader where the bullet loader is configured to temporarily hold the bullet and where the bullet loader is removably connectable with the magazine holder at the loading chamber such that the bullet exits the bullet loader into the loading chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: John D. Martelli
  • Patent number: 10539383
    Abstract: An unloader (10) for firearm magazines (40) has a plate hingedly coupled to a back of the magazine so the plate can be moved against or tilted away from the magazine. The plate has a projecting plunger at its top that can push a round out of the top of the magazine when the plate is moved against the magazine's back. The plate is hingedly coupled to the magazine by holding it with a thumb or finger or by hinging it to an adapter that is coupled to the magazine. A user holds the adapter or the plate against the magazine and moves the plate between open and closed positions. In the closed position the plunger forces the top round forward and out from the lips of the magazine and in the open position the plunger allows the magazine's follower to push a second round into the top position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAGLULA, LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Tal, Guy Tal
  • Patent number: 10473423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a trigger pull stabilizer for a hand-fired weapon to fill the spacing and gap between the shooter's finger and the weapon's frame wherein the filling in of the space and gap between the shooter's finger and the weapon's frame stabilizes finger movement and improves trigger control and consistent shot placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Angel Gregory Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10429142
    Abstract: A quick loader assembly for loading a breech loading or muzzle loading rifle includes a rifle that has a breech loader and the breech loader has an open end. A tube is include and a plurality of bullets is slidably positionable in the tube for loading the rifle. The tube is insertable into the open end of the breech loader thereby facilitating the bullets to be slid into the breech loader. A first cap is slidably positionable on the tube to close the tube thereby retaining the bullets within the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Rice
  • Patent number: 10378842
    Abstract: A loading device for a magazine for a firearm includes a main body and an action element projecting into the main body. The width of the inner compartment between the rear shoulder and the front shoulder is such as to allow a rotation when the upper portion of the magazine is housed in the compartment. Moreover, an adapter may be applied to the main body, so that the device may be used for different magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MEC-GAR S.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Fausti, Eugenio Pini
  • Patent number: 10352672
    Abstract: The cartridge package (100) comprises an elongated housing (110) with a first 5 compartment (120) being divided into two sub-compartments (121, 122) with a flexible intermediate wall (117). Each sub-compartment receives a row (R1, R2) of cartridges (150). Opposite side walls (111, 112) of the housing are provided with a longitudinal slot (160, 162). A mouth portion (130) extending outwards from a top end (E2) of the housing comprises a second compartment 10 (135) having an open top end (E3) and being adapted to receive a mouth portion of a first cartridge magazine in order to load the cartridges from the cartridge package into the first cartridge magazine. The width of each longitudinal slot is dimensioned to receive an edge of a second cartridge magazine in order to push a respective row of cartridges from the cartridge package into the first cartridge magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VENANDI OY
    Inventor: Seppo Sakari Partanen
  • Patent number: 10330411
    Abstract: A loader for loading ammunition into a magazine for a handgun. The loader may be universal in that it is capable of loading various types of ammunition cartridges into various types of magazines. A cartridge driver of the loader drives the cartridges into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cottrell, James Gianladis, Adam J. Birk, Michael Poehlman, Tim Kinney
  • Patent number: 10317154
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader. The loader includes a body having a linear projection extending from the top of the loader for holding rounds of ammunition and an optional plunger for pushing the rounds into a magazine. The loader accommodates and centers a wide variety of magazines due to a self-centering mechanism incorporated into the body. An angled feed channel pivots the rounds into position to slide under the feed lips of a magazine to significantly reduce the insertion force required and allow a double stack magazine to be quickly filled to capacity with minimal effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Elite Tactical Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: George E. Loveday, IV, George E. Loveday, III
  • Patent number: 10254061
    Abstract: A multiple caliber firearm magazine loader. The loader provides two main features. First, the loader provides the capability to pick up rounds of ammunition in a wide variety of calibers. Second, the loader has a body that accommodates a large number of magazines with a variety of form factors and dimensions designed to work with a diverse collection of firearms. The body has multiple alignment features that align the feed opening of magazines with the rail of the loader in order to receive rounds of ammunition as they are pushed downward along the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elite Tactical Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: George E. Loveday, IV, George E. Loveday, III
  • Patent number: 10240878
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading cartridges into a magazine comprises a setting mechanism including a sleeve, a body, a setting tool, and a link. The body may be slidingly disposed about the sleeve so that the body and the sleeve can slide relative to one another along a sliding axis. The body may translate between an upper position and a lower position along the sliding axis. A first end of the setting tool may be pivotally coupled to the sleeve for relative rotation between the setting tool and the sleeve about a forward axis. The setting tool rotates about the forward axis as the body translates between the upper position and the lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: VISTA OUTDOOR OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Hefer, Brandon Karl Trostrud, Sean Higgs
  • Patent number: 10175017
    Abstract: A loader for loading ammunition into a magazine for a firearm. The loader may be universal in that it is capable of loading various types of ammunition cartridges into various types of magazines. A magazine well of the loader can accept magazines of various sizes for loading the magazines with cartridges. A cartridge driver of the loader drives the cartridges into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cottrell, James Gianladis, Adam J. Birk, Michael Poehlman, Tim Kinney
  • Patent number: 10156408
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loading apparatus includes an apparatus housing. A cogwheel may be disposed for rotation in the apparatus housing. The cogwheel may include a rounded cogwheel edge and at least one round cavity in the cogwheel edge. The at least one round cavity may be sized and shaped to accommodate one of the firearm rounds and may include an inner cavity surface, a rear cavity surface extending from the inner cavity surface and an outer cavity surface extending from the rear cavity surface parallel to the inner cavity surface. A firearm round feeder may be disposed in communication with the apparatus housing. The firearm round feeder may be configured to accommodate a plurality of firearm rounds. A magazine mount assembly may be disposed in communication with the apparatus housing. The magazine mount assembly may be configured to accommodate the firearm magazine. A cogwheel driving mechanism may drivingly engage the cogwheel for rotation in the apparatus housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Patrick T. Buckner
  • Patent number: RE48124
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds abutment, and a rounds cavity in communication with a magazine cavity. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds cavity and are moveable along a movement plane abuttingly defined by first and second rounds cavity sides, at least one upper cavity abutment, and at least one lower cavity abutment. With a magazine positioned within the magazine cavity, as rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine cavity, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds cavity side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48125
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds abutment, and a rounds cavity in communication with a magazine cavity. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds cavity and are moveable along a movement plane abuttingly defined by first and second rounds cavity sides, at least one upper cavity abutment, and at least one lower cavity abutment. With a magazine positioned within the magazine cavity, as rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine cavity, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds cavity side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48142
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds recess, and a magazine recess. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds recess and positionally maintained by a rounds recess bottom, first and second rounds recess ledges, and first and second rounds recess sides. With a magazine positioned within the magazine recess and the rounds within the rounds recess, as the rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine recess, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds recess side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine and over another downwardly angled portion of the first rounds recess side, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48152
    Abstract: An ammunition magazine loader include a main body, a rounds recess, a rounds abutment, and a magazine recess. Rounds are provided to the rounds recess and positionally maintained by a rounds recess bottom and first and second rounds recess ledges. With a magazine positioned within the magazine recess and rounds within the rounds recess, as the rounds are slidably moved out of the rounds recess, each round abuts the rounds abutment and pivots to orient the round such that its second case end is angled towards the magazine recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PLATE LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate