Implements Patents (Class 42/90)
  • Patent number: 10724826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an Improved Ballistic Chain Cutting Device. In general, the device positions a target link from a multi-link chain in the proper placement for a single shot from a firearm to cut or sever the target link. Embodiments of the improved device include a specially designed slot with stepped sidewalls creating a varying width to tightly receive the target link, a curved adjacent link engagement region to better accommodate the semicircular end of a link adjacent the target link, and a curved target link engagement region to better secure the target link within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Mark Ferris
  • Patent number: 10697725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for replacing a selector switch of lower receiver of a firearm, the method including the steps of: removing an ancillary portion of the selector switch; inserting a sear spring and sear deflector block into the lower receiver such that a hook portion and an end portion of the sear spring engage a sear and a portion of a sear spring to cause the sear and the portion of a sear spring to be disengaged from the selector switch; inserting a detent deflector button into a side of the lower receiver such a spring biased detent is depressed and the selector switch extends from an opposite side of the lower receiver; removing the selector switch; inserting a new selector switch into the opposite side of the lower receiver such that the detent deflector button is dislodged from the side of the lower receiver; removing the sear spring and sear deflector block; and securing the removing the ancillary portion or a new ancillary portion to the new selector switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: COLT'S MANUFACTURING IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Marshall Millar, Michael Richard Schroder, Donald Dean Senchuk, Arthur Felix Daigle
  • Patent number: 10663239
    Abstract: A takedown pin system may be used for the processes of securing, semi-securing, and/or un-securing the rear connection points of firearm lower and upper receivers, for example, of an AR-15, with an option to maintain axial engagement of the pin to the receivers throughout two or more of the processes. An enhanced pin detent track allows pin rotation when axially-engaged in the receivers. A narrow pin body portion, for example, a recessed side surface portion or a narrow flange, cooperates with the pin hole and/or a slot in an upper receiver rear knuckle. Rotating the pin may locate the recess or flange to make room between the pin and the inner surface(s) of the upper receiver pin hole so the upper receiver can pivot slightly open from the lower receiver. A slot at the bottom of the rear knuckle hole may receive a flange of the takedown pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: David Rian Timmons
  • Patent number: 10646741
    Abstract: A weight training equipment with an ultrasonic sensor assembly including a transmitter unit, a receiver unit, a case and the support. The case is rotatably supported upon the support to expose the transmitter and the receiver upwardly. A freely rotatable pin unit is selectively inserted into the hole of the corresponding weight block of the weight training equipment to have its reflection surface downwardly face the sensor assembly. A distance between the pin unit and the sensor assembly during exercise can be measure by ultrasound transmitted from the transmitter unit toward the pin unit and further reflected by the reflection surface and received by the receiver unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheng-Pang Chen, Chang-Wei Kuo, Yi-Chung Teng
  • Patent number: 10627196
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method of providing a mark to a case (13) of a cartridge (1) of ammunition. The mark comprises at least one sub-mark (12) and is suitable for identification or for tracking of the cartridge (1). According to the present invention, at least one scratching means (10) selectively incises a surface of the case (13), thereby forming the at least one sub-mark (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Xavier Cedric Raemy, Milan Vasic
  • Patent number: 10571218
    Abstract: The rail interface system uses a lever mechanism that pivots to extend through and restrictively engage the edges of the rail openings, thereby securely affixing the weapon accessory against the weapon or weapon component. The lever mechanisms may be adapted for use with M-Lok® or KeyMod style rail openings without the use of specialized nuts and fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TangoDown, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10557487
    Abstract: In an accessory mount mechanism being releasably and adjustably assembled to the accessory mount rail of a firearm a lever-actuated clamping mechanism employs an upwardly facing clamping force adjustment member that is manually adjustable by the firearm user without the use of tools of any kind. A locking lever is pivotally mounted to a lateral platform of a mount base by means of an integral spindle shaft that projects upwardly from a cam plate that is fixed to the locking lever. The spindle shaft defines a non-circular section that is engaged by a corresponding non-circular drive receptacle of a drive washer member that is urged upwardly within an insert member of the mount base by a spring member. A manually actuated adjustment member is threaded to the spindle shaft and faces upwardly for ease of visual location and manual rotation by the user of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Larue
  • Patent number: 10557681
    Abstract: The improved rail interface system uses a spring tensioned “locking” shoe that extends from the accessory body into the rail opening to restrictively engage the edges of the rail openings and hold the weapon accessory against the weapon or weapon component. The locking shoe mechanisms is incorporated into a weapon light mount but may be adapted for use with M-Lok® style rail openings without the use of specialized nuts and fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TangoDown, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Matthew Cahill, Todd Elliot Smith
  • Patent number: 10532447
    Abstract: This disclosure describes embodiments of a combination castlenut and barrelnut socket adapter that may be used to remove castlenuts and barrel nuts from firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: David M. Hamby
  • Patent number: 10527377
    Abstract: A safety device for redirecting spent ammunition cartridge cases away from a rifleman or bystander as they are ejected from the ejector port of a semiautomatic or automatic rifle. In a first embodiment, the center mounted embodiment is preferred. The presented device includes a mounting clamp assembly, mounting rod and pivoting deflector. The deflector can be pivoted to permit the ejection pattern desired by the rifleman. In a second embodiment, the side mounted assembly, the mounting clamp assembly is attached to the right hand side rail of the forearm and barrel assembly. In the third embodiment, rear mounted assembly, the clamp mounting assembly is installed at the rear of the upper receiver rail. In a fourth embodiment, forward mounted assembly, the mounting clamp assembly is mounted on the forearm upper accessory mounting rail. All embodiments described herein apply to a left-handed version of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jack Ryan Larish
  • Patent number: 10520292
    Abstract: A holster assembly is configured to detachably join a magazine to a waist of a user. The holster assembly includes an upper holster assembly further including an upper holster assembly internal channel, wherein the upper holster assembly internal channel is joined to the magazine. A tongue further includes a button wherein the button extends below a lower edge of the upper holster assembly internal channel. A lower holster assembly is detachably coupled to the upper holster assembly and includes a lower holster assembly internal channel. The lower holster assembly internal channel is immediately adjacent to the magazine. A tongue receiver has a tongue receiver opening. The tongue receiver opening extends above an upper edge of the lower holster assembly internal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Wolfgang Westhafer
  • Patent number: 10502514
    Abstract: A novel locking mechanism for a noise suppressor mount for a firearm comprising a muzzle attachment comprising a plurality of locking positions, a collar, and a locking arm comprising a locking notch wherein the collar rotates to move the locking notch in a circular direction into a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Thunder Beast Arms Corporation
    Inventor: Kurtis Allen Palu
  • Patent number: 10470456
    Abstract: I disclose an apparatus, comprising at least one sensor configured to receive at least one signal indicative of a proximity of a first animal, at least one environmental signal, or both; a processor configured to detect a sufficient proximity of the first animal, a favorable environmental condition, or both from the received signal or signals, and emit a triggering signal in response to the detection; and an audio playback device configured to receive the triggering signal and emit a call of a second animal in response to the triggering signal. I also disclose a system comprising the apparatus and a trap; and a method of luring an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Fredric C. Sponholz, III
  • Patent number: 10295304
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a handguard with an internal clamping area. A single-piece index block includes a securing portion for connecting to the handguard and an indexing extension for engaging an indexing feature on the upper receiver of the firearm. The handguard includes internal ribs that provide discrete clamping surfaces for engaging a barrel nut of the firearm. Connecting the index block to the handguard generates a continuous clamping action in the handguard which acts through the ribs to apply a radially-directed circumferentially-applied clamping force on a barrel nut through the discrete clamping surfaces. The indexing feature of the index block engages an indexing feature of the upper receiver to ensure proper alignment of the handguard and the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bravo Company Mfg, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10274274
    Abstract: A gun magazine automatic changing apparatus is disclosed. According to an embodiment, a gun magazine automatic changing apparatus is combined with a gun having a barrel, a barrel cover, a receiver connected to the rear end of the barrel, and a magazine chamber. The gun magazine automatic changing apparatus includes: a multi-magazine mount including a plurality of clips each having a holder fitted on a magazine and connectors disposed on both sides of the holder and having fitting units at both ends; and a loading guide including an actuating bar pushing down the connectors of the multi-magazine mount and a holder formed at an end of the actuator bar to be held by a user and disposed under the barrel cover to move forward/backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Yoon Gu Kwon
  • Patent number: 10240901
    Abstract: The mounting device includes keys or pressing element, a movable fastener, a positioning bar and elastic elements, which are assembled in a receiving room of a base. The base is formed with an island type engagement portion having a shape corresponding to a slot of an M-LOK rail. The keys or pressing element is transversely movable in the receiving room. The movable fastener is longitudinally movable in the receiving room and has a latch bar projecting to a bottom of the island type engagement portion. The keys or pressing element and the movable fastener are provided with a driving slant and a driven slant, respectively. A slidable planar contact is formed between the driving slant and the driven slant by means of both the driven slant being shifted by pushing the driving slant and elasticity of the elastic elements. Pressing the keys or pressing element drives the latch bar to make a longitudinally to-and-fro shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Chung-Tien Cheng
  • Patent number: 10209019
    Abstract: A pistol with a frame, including a trigger mechanism and a movable slide, in which a barrel, a recoil spring, and a firing mechanism comprising a firing pin are located. The firing pin is movably mounted in a firing pin guide, where the firing pin guide has a holding plate on the end, which is pivoted in a holding notch in the slide, the slide being affixed in one angle of rotation of the holding plate and not in one other angle of rotation, and that the holding plate has a stop retainer, which abuts against a stop level in the frame and prevents the firing pin guide (spacer sleeve) and the firing pin from moving forward with the slide when the slide is removed from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Glock Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Dechant
  • Patent number: 10054383
    Abstract: A variety of apparatuses and associated methods are provided for providing a retractable suppressor system for gas generator systems such as a firearm. One embodiment includes a suppressor system that includes a retractable structure and housing, a fixed baffle, floating baffles, and springs to displace the floating baffles within the suppressor as the suppressor is extended from the housing along a gas generator system, e.g. a barrel of a firearm and thereby enclose the barrel within the suppressor. Embodiments of the invention permit full retraction, partial retraction/extension, or full extension of an exemplary suppressor with respect to an emission section of the gas generator e.g., firearm muzzle. Embodiments of the invention include an external latch which enables an operator to latch or unlatch the suppressor as it moves from one position to another and prevents accidental activation. Embodiments of the invention are configured to operate with accessory mounting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jason M. Davis
  • Patent number: 10024632
    Abstract: An accessory attachment device having a main chassis; a first locking arm and a second locking arm extending from the main chassis; a channel defined between the first locking arm and the second locking arm; a rail clamp having a clamp extension, wherein the rail clamp is positionable in an extended or engaged position wherein at least a portion of the clamp extension extends through at least a portion of a rail clamp aperture formed in the second locking arm; a tension arm, wherein at least a portion of the tension arm is pivotably positioned within a chassis recess formed in the main chassis; and a cam lever having a cam lever extension portion, wherein at least a portion of the cam lever is pivotably positioned within the tension arm, and wherein the cam lever is pivotable between an open or unlocked position and a closed or locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Paul A. Oglesby
  • Patent number: 9921036
    Abstract: A system for mounting an accessory to an accessory rail of a firearm includes an accessory mount which provides a plurality of rotational positions of the accessory relative to the firearm. The accessory mount also provides one-handed insertion and removal of the accessory without touching the accessory mount. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAGMAX, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Gravelle, James Colston Plato
  • Patent number: 9915486
    Abstract: A receptacle for collecting casings ejected from a firearm applied with a magazine includes a housing having an upper opening, a lower opening, and an interior defined within the housing between and in communication with the upper and lower openings. The upper opening is opened and can be mounted to be spaced apart from the ejection port of a firearm. A gate in the lower opening pivots between open and closed positions; the lower opening is closed when the magazine is received in the firearm and is opened when the magazine is removed from the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Craig D. Churchill
  • Patent number: 9877535
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and apparatus for an integrated illumination device mount and for mounting the integrated illumination device and mount to a firearm or helmet. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount is a low profile mount. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows rigid mounting of an illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In other embodiments, the integrated illumination device allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In yet other embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: S&S Precision, LLC
    Inventor: Johnny E. Swan
  • Patent number: 9791234
    Abstract: A novel locking mechanism for a noise suppressor mount for a firearm comprising a muzzle attachment comprising a plurality of locking positions, a collar, and a locking arm comprising a locking notch wherein the collar rotates to move the locking notch in a circular direction into a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Thunder Beast Arms Corporation
    Inventor: Kurtis Allen Palu
  • Patent number: 9777996
    Abstract: A mounting assembly which may be releasably mounted on a standard mounting rail, where said rail includes a base plate and evenly spaced upwardly extending rail projections with evenly spaced transverse slots there between, each rail projection having an angulated upper side surface and an angulated lower side surface, said mounting assembly comprising: a first rail engaging surface and a second rail engaging surface, said first rail engaging surface and said second rail engaging surface facing said angulated lower side surface, when mounted on the rail, a third rail engaging surface and a fourth rail engaging surface, said third rail engaging surface and said fourth rail engaging surface facing said angulated upper side surface, when mounted on the rail, wherein at least said third rail engaging surface and said fourth rail engaging surface are formed with alternating flat surfaces and indentation surfaces, each indentation surface having a width extending a width of each of said transverse slots, and eac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SPUHR I DALBY AB
    Inventor: Håkan Spuhr
  • Patent number: 9733044
    Abstract: A weapon stabilizing device for stabilizing a weapon during use. The device includes a spool member configured to release and retract an anchor line with rotation of the spool member. A lock member prevents rotation of the spool member in a locked position and allows rotation of the spool member in a released position. Actuation of an activation member switches the lock member from a default position to an activated position. The default position may be the locked position or the released position. When the default position is the locked position, the activated position is the released position. When the default position is the released position, the activated position is the locked position. A spool spring may provide continuous positive rotation of the spool member in the released position. The weapon stabilizing device may be connected to or within a base of a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 9719755
    Abstract: An adapter piece for mounting weapon accessory parts on a handheld firearm having a main body which includes mounting elements for detachably attaching the weapon accessory parts. To ensure flexible and accurate mounting of the weapon accessory parts, a fastening element for detachably attaching the main body to a front stock of the handheld firearm is disposed on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: L&O HUNTING GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Matthias Klotz
  • Patent number: 9702655
    Abstract: A system and method for a user's appendages when firing a weapon is described. One embodiment includes a cover kit for a firearm handguard. The kit has a base and an insert. The base has a longitudinal axis, an upright axis, a transverse axis, a socket, an exterior surface, and an interior surface. The insert has an insert body and a plug. The socket has a movable engagement prong shaped to engage a wall surface of a handguard slot. The plug has a prong engagement surface shaped to engage the engagement prong. The plug is shaped to apply a force on the engagement prong such that a distal portion of the engagement prong is flexed more than a proximal portion of the engagement prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Magpul Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Brian L. Nakayama, Christopher F. Miller, Michael T. Mayberry, Nicholas Kielsmeier, Richard M. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 9602730
    Abstract: A situational-awareness accessory comprises a housing including a control board, a user display, and a visual sensor for receiving electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the human eye from a wide-angle, optical field-of-view in front of the visual sensor. The control board converts the received electromagnetic radiation into visual display data and initiates display of the visual display data on the user display. A quick-detach accessory base mount coupled with the housing permits attachment of the housing to an accessory rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Torrey Pines Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo Volfson
  • Patent number: 9541344
    Abstract: A firearm compensator assembly includes a compensator base that may be mounted to a barrel of a firearm, the base having a contact surface. A cylindrical-shaped compensator body has a bore, an axis, a sidewall, a contact surface, an outer surface and at least one gas discharge port extending through the sidewall between the bore and the outer surface. A spring exerts a biasing force urging the body contact surface into engagement with the base contact surface whereby the body is locked to the base. The gas discharge port is rotatable around the axis by urging the body contact surface away from the base contact surface against the biasing force of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAEILO ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Kook Jin Moon
  • Patent number: 9500437
    Abstract: A muzzle loading device includes a hollow shot holding chamber having a first and second end; an actuator located at the first end; and a flexible restraining mechanism and a muzzle alignment feature located at the second end. The flexible restraining mechanism is biased to a closed state, and, in response to the actuator being actuated, goes to an open state. The actuator includes a plunger, a bullet seat, and a spring. The plunger traverses axially along a hollow portion of the hollow shot holding chamber into the muzzle, eliminating the need for a bullet starter. The spring biases the plunger away from the flexible restraining mechanism and limits the traversing distance of the plunger. The hollow shot holding chamber includes an end portion shaped to correspond to an outer geometry of a muzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Grazioplene, Jeffrey P. Grazioplene
  • Patent number: 9395153
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide an improved firearm magazine holder including features such as a guide ramp configured to guide a firearm while inserting a magazine held by the magazine holder into the firearm; a guide ramp configured to help guide the firearm away from the magazine holder once a magazine is inserted into the firearm; a magazine spacer; a base wall; and a magnet configured to attach to the magazine by magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew Lee Bottrell
  • Patent number: 9383164
    Abstract: A modular rail system for an upper receiver of a firearm is provided, the modular rail system having: a bottom portion configured to be removably secured to the upper receiver, wherein the bottom portion has an integrally formed bottom rail and a forward portion located forward of a top rail of the upper receiver; an upper rail extension configured to be removably secured to the forward portion of the bottom portion; and a release mechanism for releasably securing the upper portion to the forward portion of the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: COLT'S MANUFACTURING IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Langevin, Eric Talasco
  • Patent number: 9285186
    Abstract: A modular rear sight system, back plate receptacle, and interchangeable sight devices for guns are disclosed. The modular sight system includes a replacement back plate receptacle for guns having a slide with a rear sight and rear back plate section for receiving a cover plate. The back plate receptacle has a mounting base that is compatible with, and fits within, the slide back plate section, and also incorporates an attachment receptor. The attachment receptor receives interchangeable sight members with vertical runway sight features. Interchangeable and fixed sight inserts of various designs enhance optics, visual memory, target acquisition, gun speed, handling and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Oscar Di Veroli, Adam Wayne Di Veroli, Justin Ryan Klosenberg, Jesse Berger
  • Patent number: 9194653
    Abstract: A tool providing a means to safely extract and/or insert a roll pin from the trigger guard assembly of a lower receiver unit of an automatic or semiautomatic rifle. Current tools fail to provide positive engagement and support of the trigger guard region, particularly the trigger guard lips which can easily be snapped or fractured during a roll pin extraction or insertion process. Accordingly, the present disclosure provides an improved means to align and support a lower receiver unit by means of complementary mating and stop regions that secure the lower receiver in position while providing one or more cutouts that accommodate protruding levers and buttons on the lower receiver. Some embodiments feature a contoured top section having at least one of a plurality of surface features selected from a cutout, a mating region and a stop region; and a roll pin receiving port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Present Arms, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E Jenkinson, Frederick J Holmes
  • Patent number: 9175924
    Abstract: A system for mounting a plurality of tactical attachments to firearms is disclosed. Tactical attachments such as laser illumination sights, flashlights, bayonets, and breaching tools are interchangeable and attached with a single adapter mounted to the end of a magazine ammunition tubes and auxiliary accessory rails such as Picatinny rails. Adapters of varying lengths provide increased ammunition capacity. The tactical devices have a common mounting structure for mating to the adapter, which includes a optional locking ring to assure the tactical device cannot become dislodged from the adapter during firearm usage. The adapter/tactical device interface allows rapid swapping of tactical devices without the need of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Tommy Lynn Williford
  • Publication number: 20150143734
    Abstract: An improved artificial accessory device for mounting on to a gun rail integration system of a weapon having a weighted housing, a thumb screw positioned on a bottom portion of the improved light structure, a threaded hole through which the thumb screw passes through into a small platform, a recoil groove for receiving gun recoil, a track for receiving the gun recoil and a pair of track extending members designed to allow gun trigger housing to fit in between. The thumb screw is designed to be tightened to engage the improved artificial accessory device with a bottom portion of the gun recoil. Specifically, the thumb screw when turned drives a small platform, that can be spring loaded and featuring a raised ridge, upward into a position flush with the bottom of the gun recoil and fitting the ridge within a counterpart recess in the bottom of the gun recoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: RYAN M. LEY
  • Patent number: 9038306
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for mounting a sighting mechanism on a handgun, with a bracket (2), comprising at least a fixed bracket element and a rotatable bracket element (5) opposite thereto that is rotatable on an axis (20) relative to the bracket (2), which is adjustable by an operating element (19) opposite the fixed bracket element (3). To enable a precisely repeatable and low-wear mounting, the operating element (19) is rotatable relative to the rotatable bracket element (5) on the axis (20) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: J.P. SAUER & SOHN GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Trapp
  • Patent number: 9038305
    Abstract: In some aspects a quick-detach (QD) accessory base mount includes a body. The body includes an accessory engagement interface configured to engage an accessory and a rail engagement interface defining a channel adapted to receive an accessory rail. A rail clamp is carried by the body and is moveable to selectively clamp the body to the accessory rail. A mounting arm extends outwardly from the body and is carried to rotate relative to the body between a first position and a second position. A cam is configured to support the rail clamp to grip the accessory rail and to clamp the body to the accessory rail when the mounting arm is in the first position and to release the rail clamp from gripping the accessory rail when the mounting arm is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Torrey Pines Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo Volfson
  • Publication number: 20150135576
    Abstract: Hand guards for firearms and related methods are provided. In one example, a hand guard for a firearm includes an elongated tubular housing having a lumen extending between opposite ends thereof. A hand guard mounting assembly is coupled concentrically to a rear end portion of the housing. The mounting assembly includes a pair of opposing transverse surfaces respectively disposed on opposite sides of a transverse flange located on a front end of a barrel nut extending forwardly from a receiver of the firearm. At least one of the transverse surfaces is longitudinally moveable toward the other transverse surface. A mechanism adjustably urges the at least one transverse surface longitudinally toward the other transverse surface so as to clamp the flange firmly between the two transverse surfaces and such that the barrel of the firearm is disposed concentrically within the lumen of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: William Wells, Michael D. Picciotta, George Syrengelas, Lance Graham
  • Publication number: 20150135574
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting accessories onto a Picatinny rail system distinguished in that the mounting system comprises of mounting base which lies at or below the level of the rails and a mounting base clamp wherein the base clamp has a hole for a screw to be inserted which secures both the base clamp and the base mount onto the rail by engagement of the inserted screw and the Picatinny rail system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yi Huei Jen
  • Publication number: 20150135575
    Abstract: An assembly is described for use in attaching accessories to a firearm having a barrel with a threaded distal end. The assembly includes a coupler with opposed, inwardly curved side plates that together form a cylindrical bore for receiving the firearm barrel attachable behind the threaded distal end, the side plates have integrally joined upper ends and lower ends that are moveable toward each other to clamp the coupler to the barrel, the coupler including a retractable pin having an extended position and a retracted position; and an adapter having a rear end with a threaded bore for receiving the barrel threaded end, and a front end with a threaded projection for attachment to a firearm accessory, the adapter including a groove to receive the retractable pin when the retractable pin is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas G. Wood, JR., Timothy H. Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20150128469
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe apparatuses and methods for coupling an accessory to a firearm. The apparatus includes a body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the body has an opening formed thereon. The body further includes a cavity formed therein. The cavity is in fluid communication with the opening on the first portion of the body. The opening is configured to form a quick-detach sling socket. The body and the cavity are configured such that when a portion of a quick-detach sling swivel is inserted into the opening, the portion of the quick-detach sling swivel is substantially enclosed within the cavity formed within the body. A flexible member is coupled to the second portion of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Bradley W. MOSSIE
  • Publication number: 20150128470
    Abstract: A rail cover for use on a handcover having a rail. The rail cover includes a body having opposing side edges, a top surface and a bottom surface. Parallel sidewalls depend from the bottom surface to define a socket therebetween for slidably engaging the rail of the handguard. A snap clip is carried by the body and is movable between a raised position for allowing sliding engagement with a rail of a handguard and a lowered position wherein a portion thereof is received within a slot of the handguard and prevents sliding engagement thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. Troy, JR.
  • Patent number: 9027273
    Abstract: A handle attaches to the mount of a rifle scope. The handle is attached to the upper rings of the scope mount to provide a handle by which a hunter can carry the rifle. The handle discourages the hunter from using the scope as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chuck Clinkenbeard
  • Publication number: 20150121738
    Abstract: A firearm with replaceable grip in one embodiment includes a grip frame, a grip, and a rotary camlock mechanism configured to lock and unlock the grip from the grip frame. The camlock mechanism may be rotated between locked and unlocked positions preventing or enabling removal of the grip from the grip frame. In one embodiment, the camlock mechanism includes a movable blocking surface engageable with the grip to block its removal. The camlock mechanism in one configuration may comprise a rotatable locking cam that defines the blocking surface. A camtrack may be provided to convert rotary motion of the cam into linear displacement relative to the grip frame for selectively projecting or retracting the blocking surface relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zajk, Sam Vavro
  • Publication number: 20150121739
    Abstract: A shotgun sound simulator comprises an donated enclosed tube defining a combustion chamber into which an ignitable mixture can be combusted. The tube also includes at least one baffle and an open end having a smaller diameter than the tube. The open end permits ignited gases to escape. By controlling the ratios of the tube diameter (TI), the outlet port diameter (OP), baffle opening diameter (BH), combustion chamber length (CC); and the distance from the combustion chamber to the outlet port (RC), a simulated shotgun sound can be produced upon combustion of a gas in the combustion chamber. Conveniently, the outlet port can be made to receive a training bumper that is launched when the gas is ignited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas A. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150113851
    Abstract: A firearm accessory that includes a body that is demountably attached to a firearm, the body containing: a camera; a microphone; a memory chip; a micro-controller operable to record a user's firearm activity into the memory chip as captured by the camera and the microphone; and, a trigger-switch mechanism demountably attached to a firearm-handle operable by a user's finger to turn the contents of the body on but not off. The body disposed on a firearm further includes a plurality of electronic components operable to: record audio, video, location, time, and date, at the time of usage of a firearm; and transmit the recorded a record audio, video, location, time, and date, outside of the body through a wire, a portable memory card, or wirelessly in realtime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maiquel Bensayan, Anna Maria FERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20150113850
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device for supporting and displaying a handgun. In various embodiments, the device comprises a moisture barrier back plate, a pair of opposing looped fingers extending from the back plate, and at least one retention hook extending from a top portion of the back plate. Each looped finger comprises an upper support arm and a lower support arm, and each retention hook is structured and operable to be disposed within a hole in a display panel to connect and retain the device on the display panel. The device is fabricated of a non-marring material, e.g., a polymer or synthetic material such as Acrylic, Nylon 6, Carbon Fiber, etc., that will not scratch, abrade or mar any portion of the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Leslie K. Rivoli, Louis D. Rivoli
  • Publication number: 20150113849
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of launching and retrieving a ballistically launched delivery device. A replaceable bullet trap with an axial cavity may be inserted into a launch delivery tube. The launch delivery tube may be attached to a ballistic muzzle. A projectile may be fired from the ballistic muzzle through the delivery tube and into the axial cavity of the replaceable bullet trap. An impulse and momentum of mass of the projectile may be transferred from the projectile to the replaceable bullet trap and then to the launch delivery tube to launch the launch delivery tube from the ballistic muzzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Cardinal Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Cardinal Scientific, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9015980
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a gun having an off-hand grip adjustably coupled to a handguard and spaced apart from a grip with a trigger located between the grip and the off-hand grip. The off-hand grip has a first end and a second end that is distal from the first end. The off-hand grip includes a pivot located adjacent the first end such that the off-hand grip is pivotable with respect to the handguard. The off-hand grip is also pivotable between a use position where the off-hand grip longitudinally extends about transverse from the barrel, and a stowed position where the off-hand grip is longitudinally adjacent the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Zachariah T. Shull