Magazine Chargers Patents (Class 42/87)
  • Patent number: 9057578
    Abstract: A simulation bullet includable BB bullet magazine includes an enclosure, an elastic element arranged in the enclosure, an internal receptacle slidably received in the enclosure, and at least one simulation bullet movably receivable in the enclosure. The internal receptacle has an end coupled to the elastic element. The simulation bullet is arranged to contact the end of the internal receptacle that is distant from the elastic element. With such a structure, when the simulation bullet is loaded into the enclosure, the internal receptacle is pressed downwards. To shoot BB bullets, the simulation bullet is pushed out of the enclosure, whereby the elastic element moves the internal receptacle upward to a ready-to-shoot position. As such, a user, when operating and using the device, can fully experience of the fun of operation and thus, an advantage of being interesting and easy to operate can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Guay Guay Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yin-Hsi Liao
  • Publication number: 20150075052
    Abstract: The proposed invention relates to small arms, specifically to charging devices for charging magazines with cartridges and to meters for cartridges in box magazines. The technical result consists in providing a universal charging device and meter for cartridges in box magazines which makes it possible to achieve rapid charging and discharging of cartridges to and from said magazines and visual and tactile monitoring of the number of said cartridges in box magazines which have been withdrawn from and inserted in a weapon. The device has a minimal weight and can easily be built into any box magazine of an automatic machine gun or a pistol having a spring-loaded cartridge feed mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Vitali Vitalevich Boyarkin
  • Patent number: 8960497
    Abstract: A dispenser holds a number of shotgun shells, which a shooter can retrieve quickly one or two at a time, to reload the shotgun. The shells that remain in the dispenser do not rattle around loosely but rather are held in position in the dispenser, from which position they can easily be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Lefeber
  • Patent number: 8931199
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader. The magazine loader includes an ammunition holder adapted for receiving and holding ammunition from a tray in the same arrayed configuration in which the ammunition was held in the tray. The magazine loader includes a holder adapted for holding ammunition in an array including multiple columns and rows. The magazine loader includes a carrier and a biasing member biasing the carrier for movement. The magazine loader includes a movable carrier and a stop. The stop engages ammunition held in the carrier for indexing movement of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a plunger oriented for plunging ammunition from the carrier in a direction transverse to a direction of travel of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a slot sized and shaped for receiving a round of ammunition and configured for permitting the round of ammunition to slide along a length of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Michael Poehlman, Adam J. Birk, James Gianladis, Matthew Kinamore
  • Publication number: 20150007480
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader. The magazine loader includes an ammunition holder adapted for receiving and holding ammunition from a tray in the same arrayed configuration in which the ammunition was held in the tray. The magazine loader includes a holder adapted for holding ammunition in an array including multiple columns and rows. The magazine loader includes a carrier and a biasing member biasing the carrier for movement. The magazine loader includes a movable carrier and a stop. The stop engages ammunition held in the carrier for indexing movement of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a plunger oriented for plunging ammunition from the carrier in a direction transverse to a direction of travel of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a slot sized and shaped for receiving a round of ammunition and configured for permitting the round of ammunition to slide along a length of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Michael Poehlman, Adam J. Birk, James Gianladis, Matthew Kinamore
  • Publication number: 20140373421
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading cartridges into a firearm magazine, including a funnel portion for intake of one or more cartridges, a guide box attached to the funnel portion, a cassette attached to the guide box, a slider attached to the cassette, and a magazine attached to the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Larry P. Hatch
  • Patent number: 8915007
    Abstract: A magazine loader has an elongated bar shape with a top wall and four subtending side walls with a recessed portion in the top wall relative to the plane of the top wall. The recessed portion has an open top cartridge channel in a first portion with two opposed horizontal flanges that extend the length of two side walls, and an open top magazine cavity in a second portion with a bottom wall, three upstanding side walls, and a follower projecting member. The follower projecting member is positioned to fit between opposed retaining clips of a magazine to partially depress a follower. The cartridge channel at a first end has an inclined portion sloped from the top wall to a bottom wall. A strip of sticky tape material attached to a row of cartridges may be used to pull the cartridges through the cartridge channel and into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry Williams
  • Patent number: 8875433
    Abstract: The present invention involves techniques for rapid, flexible, partial and supplemental reloading of firearms using specialized actions, intermediate storage devices/feeds and multiple magazines, which may, in some embodiments, be simultaneously engaged with a firearm. The techniques disclosed include a feeding system, which may be a multiple-magazine feeding system, that allows a firearm to remain loaded and firing-ready with multiple loaded cartridges at all times, even during reloading operations. The invention also includes other techniques for flexible, non-wasteful, partially-empty reloading, to eliminate reloading paralysis, and allow the soldier or other user, not the size of a magazine, to determine when firing should continue and when and if it should pause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Publication number: 20140317985
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader. The magazine loader includes an ammunition holder adapted for receiving and holding ammunition from a tray in the same arrayed configuration in which the ammunition was held in the tray. The magazine loader includes a holder adapted for holding ammunition in an array including multiple columns and rows. The magazine loader includes a carrier and a biasing member biasing the carrier for movement. The magazine loader includes a movable carrier and a stop. The stop engages ammunition held in the carrier for indexing movement of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a plunger oriented for plunging ammunition from the carrier in a direction transverse to a direction of travel of the carrier. The magazine loader includes a slot sized and shaped for receiving a round of ammunition and configured for permitting the round of ammunition to slide along a length of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Cauley, JR., Michael Poehlman, Adam J. Birk, James Gianladis, Matthew Kinamore
  • Publication number: 20140311008
    Abstract: A magazine loader for loading cartridges into a magazine is provided. The magazine loader may include a base member configured for positioning on an open end of the magazine, a first cartridge support member extending from the base member, and a second cartridge support member extending from the base member. The first cartridge support member may include a first slot configured for receiving a base end of each of the cartridges. The second cartridge support member may include a second slot configured for receiving a tip end of each of the cartridges. A related system for loading and storing cartridges for a firearm also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: John Robert McPhee
  • Publication number: 20140298704
    Abstract: A telescoping magazine ammunition loader/unloader for weapons loading and reserve ammunition storage. The apparatus provides for the rapid loading of ammunition into a magazine used for holding a number of rounds of ammunition. It is comprised of a top box, a bottom box sleeve a loading collar that surrounds an ammunition magazine; a means to telescope and retain the top box and bottom box within the inner area of the loading collar; and a removable plunger wherein the loader may retain at least one cartridge which may be forced into a magazine through the loading collar so an operator can quickly and efficiently reload the cartridge into the receiving magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffery N Niccum
  • Publication number: 20140223792
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for loading a firearm magazine by loading all cartridges at once. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a firearm magazine has a cartridge guide that can be locked such that the loading spring is locked in a compressed position. A loading strip that is preloaded with cartridges may be loaded into a magazine and slidably removed to load all cartridges at once. Upon loading the cartridges, the cartridge guide may be unlocked such that the spring may enable the cartridge guide to feed the cartridges into a chamber when engaged with a firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Andrei Socivoi
  • Patent number: 8726561
    Abstract: A tool, implement or apparatus and a method of use of the tool, implement or apparatus to aid in the disassembly and assembly of a firearm magazine for cleaning, maintenance or repair when that magazine has a sealed base plate and requires the removal of the spring and spring follower from the top of the magazine. The tool consists of two parts—a body and a pin. The method consists of using the tool body to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine follower and thereby compressing the follower and the magazine spring. The pin is inserted through the magazine box through witness holes to release spring tension from the follower allowing it to be removed. During reassembly, the tool body is used to apply a pushing force or compressing operation directly to the magazine spring compressing it into the magazine box and holding it in place to allow insertion of the pin through the magazine witness holes and to allow insertion of the follower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thurman B Hampton
  • Patent number: 8650792
    Abstract: A loader for gun magazines. The loader includes a handle and a pair of spaced apart, outwardly extending prongs. In an embodiment, a stiffener is used to maintain alignment of prongs, and to keep the prongs from being urged apart during use. The loader is used by engaging prongs with a cartridge in the magazine, and then urging the cartridge against biasing means to create space for a cartridge to be loaded. Once space is created, the cartridge to be loaded is urged into magazine while cradled between prongs of the loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ben's Outdoor Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben J. A. Overmars
  • Publication number: 20140041275
    Abstract: The embodiment of this device is a magazine carrier for semiautomatic pistols that provides the means for carrying multiple spare magazines, the means to load the magazines, change magazines in the pistol, operate the slide, clear a stoppage i.e. stove pipe/jam, and remove a barrel obstruction. All of these operations may be accomplished with the use of one hand only and is designed for use with either hand. This device has a removable weather resistant cover for environmental and physical protection of the magazines and for discrete carry by the individual. The device is typically worn on the body at the waistline on the right or left side, secured by the use of a belt or other strap using integral belt loops or belt clips or other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Sandy Herrington
  • Publication number: 20140033592
    Abstract: A gun magazine speed loader that can load an entire magazine simply by pulling the magazines external follower in a downward motion. Rimmed cartridges are aligned nose down and side-by-side in a loading channel and the magazine and speed loader are then tipped up toward a vertical position with the magazine below the loader. By passing the stream of cartridges through an “articulator” that articulates the nose of the cartridge and feeds cartridges ‘rim-first’ and up through feed lips and into the magazine, the cartridges fill the magazine in a continuous stream, essentially at the speed of gravity-falling cartridges under control of the external follower. The articulator has no moving parts and operates with rimmed cartridges and with curved or low-rake angle magazines having an external follower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Dana Joseph Fiorucci
  • Publication number: 20130232843
    Abstract: A firearm Magazine loading device designed to load bullets and cartridges into a magazine clip. The loader housing is designed to fit over the open end of the magazine. The top front of the loader includes a funneled bullet or cartridge loading port or aperture to facilitate the insertion of a bullet or cartridge into the housing loader primer end first. Once an operator inserts the bullets or cartridges into the loader housing through the funneled loading port, the housing incorporates a lever, handle or knob located at its rear, which, when squeezed or activated, forces or loads bullets or cartridges into the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Edward Bajuelo
  • Publication number: 20130192117
    Abstract: A magazine loader device. The magazine loader device includes a housing designed to receive a magazine. A control element, whose movement is directed by a handle device, coordinates the movement of a plunger designed to push a magazine follower or first cartridge resident at a top of the magazine down into the magazine and a cartridge pusher that pushes a second cartridge into the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: GEMOPTICS LLC
    Inventor: GemOptics LLC
  • Patent number: 8468730
    Abstract: An ammunition magazine including a housing having a base, a follower spring-biased in the housing against the base, a belt coupled to the follower for pulling the follower towards the base, a belt collecting and release mechanism mounted in the base, the belt being coupled to the mechanism for shortening the belt around the wheel when the magazine is rolled along a surface in a forward direction, whereby the belt pulls the follower into the magazine to permit loading of cartridges into the magazine, and for preventing rotation of the wheel to release the belt when the base is rolled along a surface in a rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Sagi Faifer, Yehuda Meller
  • Patent number: 8453366
    Abstract: A magazine loader is disclosed that facilitates the rapid loading of firearms magazines. A loader, as disclosed, can receive magazines and ammunition and, by means of manipulation of a handle or shaft, a gear within the loader may motivate a plate to push ammunition into a magazine. Ammunition may be pushed into the magazine until the magazine is filled to capacity. Once filled, the magazine may be ejected from the loader by operation of the plate. Ammunition and magazines may be oriented in any manner and several magazines may be loaded at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Russell E Gray
  • Publication number: 20130067788
    Abstract: A magazine loader is disclosed that facilitates the rapid loading of firearms magazines. A loader, as disclosed, can receive magazines and ammunition and, by means of manipulation of a handle or shaft, a gear within the loader may motivate a plate to push ammunition into a magazine. Ammunition may be pushed into the magazine until the magazine is filled to capacity. Once filled, the magazine may be ejected from the loader by operation of the plate. Ammunition and magazines may be oriented in any manner and several magazines may be loaded at once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Russell E. Gray
  • Publication number: 20130061505
    Abstract: A device for use in loading cartridges in a pistol magazine having a locking recess, the device including an ergonomic, pistol grip shaped housing including a through-going magazine receiving bore having a substantially rectangular cross-section for receiving a magazine through the bottom of the housing and enclosing the magazine therein, and an elongate bore parallel to the magazine receiving bore and extending from a top of the housing part way through the housing; a magazine catch in the housing extending into the magazine receiving bore for engaging the locking recess in the magazine; a release element, coupled to the magazine catch, for releasing the magazine catch from the magazine; and a spring loaded plunger mounted for linear movement in the elongate bore for engaging a cartridge in the magazine protruding through the magazine receiving bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: TUVIA FAIFER
  • Patent number: 8356441
    Abstract: A pistol magazine loader device. The pistol magazine loader device includes a housing designed to receive a magazine. A control element, whose movement is directed by a handle device, coordinates the movement of a plunger designed to push a magazine follower or first cartridge resident at a top of the magazine down into the magazine and a cartridge pusher that pushes a second cartridge into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: GemOptics LLC
    Inventor: Edward Steele Meinel
  • Patent number: 8234810
    Abstract: A device for loading cartridges into a magazine comprising: a magazine housing; a bullet carrier comprising a cartridge support seat and a spring; and a rod that is inserted into an aperture in the bottom end of the magazine housing and through the middle of the spring. In one embodiment, the cartridge support seat comprising a viewing port and a trough that extends from the underside of the cartridge support seat and is situated adjacent to the viewing port and beneath the feed lips of the magazine housing, and the L-shaped end of the rod is inserted through the middle of the spring and onto the shelf of the trough. In an alternate embodiment, the cartridge support seat comprises a viewing port and a second aperture, and the L-shaped end of the rod is inserted through the middle of the spring, through the viewing port, and into the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lee Tactical Solutions, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenneth Joe Lee, III
  • Publication number: 20120192477
    Abstract: Systems and methods for loading and unloading a magazine are comprised herein. An apparatus described herein includes a magazine that has chamber for storing ammunition. A toll that is used for loading and unloading ammunition into the magazine. The tool includes a reservoir container that is defined by three sides of the tool. The reservoir container is configured to hold ammunition cartridges. A funnel interacts with a proximal end of the reservoir container and is configured to route ammunition from the reservoir container into a single row in a repository channel. A loading press that is sized for insertion into the reservoir container and the repository channel, is used, when inserted, to guide ammunition through the tool and into the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: RAY KIM
  • Publication number: 20120137565
    Abstract: A tool for use in loading cartridge magazines comprising an elongated body with two small spaced apart tangs projecting laterally at opposite ends. One tang enters the slot in the magazine and engages and holds the follower down to accommodate the entry of shells with the other tang engaging the upper end of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: John N. Klein
  • Publication number: 20120137564
    Abstract: The present invention is a magazine coupler for coupling first and second magazines together including a first and second plate each including a center leg and first and second outer legs which define first and second magazine recesses. The first and second guide rods each have a first end secured within the center leg of the first plate and a threaded second end received through corresponding aligned openings within the center leg of the second plate. The first and second securing members respectively received through the openings in the center leg of the second plate and engaged with the second ends of the guide rods to secure the first and second plates together in assembled relation. The first and second guide rods preventing rotation of the first and second plates relative to each other when secured in assembled relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Thor Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Severt Swenson, III, Scott Samson
  • Patent number: 8146281
    Abstract: A link for a toy ammunition chain made up of a plurality of links hinged together side-by-side in articulated fashion includes a cylindrical body adapted to receive a soft projectile. A first hinge component extends laterally from the body and has a pair of hinge pins. A second hinge component extends laterally from the body at a position opposite the first hinge component and has a pair of recesses each for pivotally receiving a hinge pin of an adjacent link in the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys (H.K.) Co., Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20120030987
    Abstract: A device for loading cartridges into a magazine comprising: a magazine housing; a bullet carrier comprising a cartridge support seat and a spring; and a rod that is inserted into an aperture in the bottom end of the magazine housing and through the middle of the spring. In one embodiment, the cartridge support seat comprising a viewing port and a trough that extends from the underside of the cartridge support seat and is situated adjacent to the viewing port and beneath the feed lips of the magazine housing, and the L-shaped end of the rod is inserted through the middle of the spring and onto the shelf of the trough. In an alternate embodiment, the cartridge support seat comprises a viewing port and a second aperture, and the L-shaped end of the rod is inserted through the middle of the spring, through the viewing port, and into the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Joe Lee, III
  • Patent number: 8065830
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loading and unloading tool that may be formed in a one-piece unit that is hand-held, ambidextrous, generally rectangular in shape and able to fit inside one or more magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Chris Twardy
  • Patent number: 7886468
    Abstract: The present invention comprises plastic pistols and individual parts therefore having an increased use of plastic in comparison to prior art plastic pistols, reducing the number and simplifying the design of the metal parts to reduce the cost of the pistols while still maintaining gun quality. One aspect of the invention is the use of plastic in certain critical areas, simplifying the configuration of the metal inserts used. In many cases, this can eliminate expensive machining of metal parts in favor of parts injection molded to finished dimensions. In that regard, legal requirements can still be met with respect to metal content, yet that metal content may be simplified in configuration for ease of manufacture. Certain preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: James V. Pontollo, II
  • Patent number: 7866080
    Abstract: A loader for inserting an ammunition cartridge into a gun's magazine includes a body operable to hold two or more ammunition cartridges, a retainer to prevent a cartridge held by the body from leaving the body and operable to release a held cartridge from the body to position the cartridge for insertion into a gun's magazine, and an insertion component to exert pressure on a positioned cartridge to insert the cartridge into the gun's magazine. When the loader is used to insert a cartridge into a gun's magazine, the insertion component extends into the gun's carrier opening, a cartridge from the body is positioned on the insertion component, and the body is then moved relative to the gun's magazine. By holding the cartridges with the body and forcing a positioned cartridge into the gun's magazine with the insertion component, one can quickly and efficiently load a gun's magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: John Tucker
  • Publication number: 20100313460
    Abstract: A loader for inserting an ammunition cartridge into a gun's magazine includes a body operable to hold two or more ammunition cartridges, a retainer to prevent a cartridge held by the body from leaving the body and operable to release a held cartridge from the body to position the cartridge for insertion into a gun's magazine, and an insertion component to exert pressure on a positioned cartridge to insert the cartridge into the gun's magazine. When the loader is used to insert a cartridge into a gun's magazine, the insertion component extends into the gun's carrier opening, a cartridge from the body is positioned on the insertion component, and the body is then moved relative to the gun's magazine. By holding the cartridges with the body and forcing a positioned cartridge into the gun's magazine with the insertion component, one can quickly and efficiently load a gun's magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: John Tucker
  • Patent number: 7805875
    Abstract: A device for holding a plurality of firearm magazines is disclosed. The device includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and a securing member. The upper plate is rotationally positioned about the securing member, and the lower plate is rotationally mounted to the securing member below the upper plate. Firearm magazines are placed between the upper plate and the lower plate, which together securely engage the magazines when tightened with the securing member. Multidirectional movements of the upper plate and the lower plate facilitate placement and securing of the magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Roberto V. Obong
  • Patent number: 7805874
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader for loading both rounds held by a stripper clip and for loading loose rounds into a magazine comprises, in one aspect, a stick-like body having a lower portion adapted to fit over and attach to an open top end of a magazine and an upper portion for receiving a loaded stripper clip or loose rounds. A tiltable and slideable slider is coupled inseparably to slots in the upper portion and slidable along it. Loading is achieved by using the slider to thrust down the top-most round in the upper portion, causing all other rounds below to be forced sequentially and quickly into the magazine. The loader also includes and unloading flange for unloading rounds from the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Guy Tal, Ran Tal
  • Publication number: 20100175294
    Abstract: A pistol magazine loader device. The pistol magazine loader device includes a housing designed to receive a magazine. A control element, whose movement is directed by a handle device, coordinates the movement of a plunger designed to push a magazine follower or first cartridge resident at a top of the magazine down into the magazine and a cartridge pusher that pushes a second cartridge into the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Edward Steele Meinel
  • Patent number: 7690290
    Abstract: A cartridge magazine includes a carrier member (20) having a plurality of receptacles (21) for receiving propellant-containing cartridges (11), longitudinal ribs provided on longitudinal sides of the recess (27) and limiting same; and a cover strip (30) for securing the cartridges in the receptacles and located in the recess (27) formed in a flat surface (23) of the carrier member (20) and extending in a longitudinal direction (L), for limiting the recess, and a cover strip (30) for securing the cartridges in the receptacles and located in the recess (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kurt Oehri
  • Patent number: 7637048
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader (30) comprises a body (32) coupled to a movable press (40), a plunger (20) extending out of the press towards the body, and a magazine aligner (52). The body is hollow and adapted to fit and slide over an open side of a magazine (10). A spring (48) is positioned between the body and the press to force them apart. To load the magazine, the user squeezes the press towards the body such that plunger is over a topmost round (12) in the magazine, and then presses down the loader, causing the plunger to force the topmost round further into the magazine to form a vacant space below lips (14) of the magazine. This enables a new round (13) to be rearwardly, case first, loaded inside the vacant space. The user then eases the down force on the loader allowing the spring (16) of the magazine to force up all the rounds in the magazine towards the lips while releasing the press for allowing the spring of the press to force the press and plunger back to their original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventors: Guy Tal, Ran Tal
  • Publication number: 20090288326
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loading and unloading tool that may be formed in a one-piece unit that is hand-held, ambidextrous, generally rectangular in shape and able to fit inside one or more magazines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Chris Twardy
  • Patent number: 7568421
    Abstract: A cartridge feeding attachment for a firearm generally consisting of a housing attachable to the firearm having means for guiding a stack of cartridges into the cartridge chamber of the firearm along a first line of travel, a follower engageable with one of such cartridges and means disposed between the housing and the follower for biasing the follower along the first line of travel to feed a cartridge into the cartridge chamber; a sprocket supported on the housing having circumferentially spaced recesses each receiving a cartridge of a cartridge belt trained over the sprocket, and a rotational axis positioned so that upon rotational indexing thereof, a cartridge of the belt will be positioned along a second line of travel extending between the follower and a cartridge of the stack of cartridges; means displaceable along the second line of travel extending between the follower and a rearwardmost cartridge of the stack of cartridges; means displaceable along the second line of travel between a retracted positi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Rockland, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7543404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for carrying small arms. The inventive method provides for use of a holster having a slot for a pistol grip. When a pistol is straightwardly pushed in the holster, the safety-stop thereof is switched in armed position. The pistol is removable by the opposite displacement thereof. The body of the inventive holster comprises guides for a breechblock, a spring loaded lock thereof, and a unit for switching said breechbloc which is arranged on the sidewall of said body on the side of the safety-stop of the pistol and embodied in the form of a spring loaded fork. The lock is embodied in the form of a cantilever plate provided with an arrester which is mounted in such a way that it interacts with the breechblock and the indicator of the safety-stop when it is switched on. In the second variant, the switching means is embodied in the form of a shaped window which has a simple trapezium shape and is arranged on the sidewall of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Valeriy Adamovich Kovalchuk, Vladimir Georgievich Lemehko, Evgeniv Eduardovich Yamschikov, Gainan Gumaraovich Junusov, Sergey Adamovitch Kovalchuk
  • Patent number: 7503138
    Abstract: A magazine aligner is positioned inside a pistol magazine loader for centering the open side of magazines of different widths and depths when mounted into the loader to be in line with a round-inserting plunger of the loader. The aligner comprises an inverted “V”-shaped element adapted to accept the open side of magazines from below and includes a spring for keeping tension on the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Guy Tal, Ran Tal
  • Publication number: 20090044440
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader for loading both rounds held by a stripper clip and for loading loose rounds into a magazine comprises, in one aspect, a stick-like body having a lower portion adapted to fit over and attach to an open top end of a magazine and an upper portion for receiving a loaded stripper clip or loose rounds. A tiltable and slideable slider is coupled inseparably to slots in the upper portion and slidable along it. Loading is achieved by using the slider to thrust down the top-most round in the upper portion, causing all other rounds below to be forced sequentially and quickly into the magazine. The loader also includes and unloading flange for unloading rounds from the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Guy Tal, Ran Tal
  • Patent number: 7487613
    Abstract: A cartridge loader for inserting cartridges into a gun magazine. The cartridge loader fits onto a person's thumb and more particularly fits onto the distal phalange of a person's thumb. In one embodiment of the invention, the cartridge loader includes a thumb protecting member and a cartridge-pushing member. The thumb-protecting member defines interior and exterior surfaces and an interior open cavity of sufficient volume and shape to accommodate a distal phalange of a person's thumb. The cartridge-pushing member defines opposite first and second ends. The first end of the cartridge-pushing member is attached to the exterior surface of the thumb-protecting member. The second end of the cartridge-pushing member defines, at least in part, a concave surface to suit the exterior shape of a cartridge casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080244952
    Abstract: A cartridge loader for inserting cartridges into a gun magazine. The cartridge loader fits onto a person's thumb and more particularly fits onto the distal phalange of a person's thumb. In one embodiment of the invention, the cartridge loader includes a thumb protecting member and a cartridge-pushing member. The thumb-protecting member defines interior and exterior surfaces and an interior open cavity of sufficient volume and shape to accommodate a distal phalange of a person's thumb. The cartridge-pushing member defines opposite first and second ends. The first end of the cartridge-pushing member is attached to the exterior surface of the thumb-protecting member. The second end of the cartridge-pushing member defines, at least in part, a concave surface to suit the exterior shape of a cartridge casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen J. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080184608
    Abstract: A firearm magazine loader (30) comprises a body (32) coupled to a movable press (40), a plunger (20) extending out of the press towards the body, and a magazine aligner (52). The body is hollow and adapted to fit and slide over an open side of a magazine (10). A spring (48) is positioned between the body and the press to force them apart. To load the magazine, the user squeezes the press towards the body such that plunger is over a topmost round (12) in the magazine, and then presses down the loader, causing the plunger to force the topmost round further into the magazine to form a vacant space below lips (14) of the magazine. This enables a new round (13) to be rearwardly, case first, loaded inside the vacant space. The user then eases the down force on the loader allowing the spring (16) of the magazine to force up all the rounds in the magazine towards the lips while releasing the press for allowing the spring of the press to force the press and plunger back to their original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Guy Tal, Ran Tal
  • Patent number: 7383657
    Abstract: A magazine loader including a body including a front strap, a back strap and side panels extending between the front and back straps, a hollow portion being defined between the front and back straps and side panels for receiving therein a firearms magazine, wherein the front and back straps and side panels are configured to substantially match an outer contour of a grip of a given manufacturer's weapon, and a tongue extending from an upper portion of the body with a cartridge contact surface that faces towards the hollow portion, wherein when a magazine is placed in the hollow portion the cartridge contact surface is positioned to push a cartridge into the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Dov Pikielny
  • Patent number: 7364057
    Abstract: The multiple magazine carrier and dispenser for firearms is configured for rapidly dispensing ammunition magazines in a proper orientation to facilitate rapid reloading of a weapon. The multiple magazine carrier may be curved for either left or right hand use or may be uncurved, and carried on a torso and shoulder strap harness, vest, or other garment, as desired. The carrier has a thickness and height only slightly greater than those dimensions of a magazine, but has a length sufficient for the installation of a series of magazines therein in a front to back orientation. A spring and push plate or shoe urge the magazines toward the front of the device, where a dispensing opening is configured to facilitate grasping the first magazine in line in the proper orientation for rapid installation in a weapon carried by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Sean P. Carroll
  • Patent number: 7257919
    Abstract: A loader for a magazine having an upper open end, a lower closed end, a forward vertical side edge and a rear vertical flat side edge, loader having a vertical channel for receiving therein the rear flat edge of the cartridge, the channel being formed by a pair of flat vertical side members spaced apart in parallel relation and having a rear flat edge where it slidably engages the rear flat edge of the magazine, the magazine being made of ferrous metal and the loader being made of non-ferrous material. A vertically extending tab is mounted in the upper portion of the channel and is provided with a downwardly vertically extending plunger mounted at the lower end of the tab for engaging the edge of an uppermost bullet mounted within the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Allen D. Farley
  • Publication number: 20070163164
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a holster for a semiautomatic handgun. The semiautomatic handgun comprises a slider, a spring, a barrel terminating in a mouth, a hollow butt for a magazine clip and a firing mechanism comprising a trigger coupled to a hammer by a mechanism. The holster comprises left and right walls connected by a back piece. The holster is opened at its proximal end for insertion and removal of the semiautomatic handgun thereby and has an opening at its distal end. The holster further comprises means for engaging the slider of the semiautomatic handgun as the handgun is pushed into the holster, to slide the slider with respect to the barrel, thereby chambering a round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Noam Avrahami, Oren Asiad