For Barrel Cleaning Patents (Class 42/95)
  • Patent number: 10837731
    Abstract: An automatic cleaning apparatus for a gun barrel is provided. The apparatus includes a cleaning unit rotating in contact with an inner surface of a gun barrel while moving along the inner surface. The cleaning unit includes an internal gear section having mounting recesses disposed along an outer circumference thereof, a connector section inserted into the mounting recess, a cleaning section detachably coupled to the connector section, a fastening section coupled to the internal gear section, and an engaging section having a first part rotatably coupled to the internal gear section and a second part rotatable about the first part so as to open or close a front side of the connector section depending on a rotary direction of the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Soosung Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Jin An
  • Patent number: 10605564
    Abstract: A gun cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning tool and a storage case. The cleaning tool has a cleaning section and a pull cord having a distal end for pulling the cleaning section through a gun barrel. The storage case is configured for enclosing the cleaning tool. The storage case includes a substantially hollow container having an open top and a removable lid. The removable lid is selectively positionable between a closed configuration wherein it closes the open top, and an open configuration wherein it is free from the hollow container and serves as a pull handle for the cleaning tool. The removable lid includes a connection section for connecting to the distal end of the pull cord after the pull cord has been inserted through the gun barrel, and a handle section for gripping by a user to assist with pulling the cleaning tool through the gun barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bushnell Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Kokoruda, Jason L. Slinkard
  • Patent number: 10317162
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to shooting rests for supporting a firearm having a first portion and a second portion rearward of the first portion. In one embodiment, a shooting rest includes a frame, a front support for supporting the first portion of the firearm, a support member for carrying one or more weights, and a stop for inhibiting rearward movement of the firearm relative to the shooting rest. The front support is coupled to the frame, and the support member is positioned at least proximate to the frame. The stop includes a flexible portion and is also coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Morrow, Larry Potterfield, Russell A. Potterfield, Robert Joseph Zara, Dennis Cauley
  • Patent number: 10012466
    Abstract: A bore cleaning device is disclosed that is configured to clean a bore of a firearm. Devices disclosed herein receive force manually applied by the user to push, pull, or propel the device through the bore. The device includes an internal mechanism configured to translate one of a pushing force and a pulling force into an outward radial force forcing intimate contact between device surfaces and interior walls of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: James Curtis Whitworth
  • Patent number: 9167807
    Abstract: A device for spreading fowl decoys on the surface of a body of water. A hub sits below the surface is removably coupleable with up to four arm arrangements. Arm arrangements are jointed, allowing hub and arm arrangements to sit below the surface of the water while decoys float on surface. Hub is connected to an anchor on the bottom of the body of water, and can be displaced horizontally with a pull cord. Cords in the arm arrangements allow for near-random motion of attached decoys, simulating a swimming motion of fowl. Hub can be displaced vertically with a pull cord, causing the decoys to dip head first into the water, simulating a feeding motion of water fowl. Hubs can be combined by coupling arm arrangements from each hub. When displaced horizontally in the water, hubs not attached to the pull cord move semi-randomly, creating more random motion in decoys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Motion Ducks, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Hardebeck, Tom Hardebeck
  • Patent number: 9057575
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for maintaining a firearm includes a flexible brush adapter having a first end and an opposing second end. The flexible brush adapter includes a rotation-resistant cable characterized by two or more layers of strands having differing directions of lay. The cleaning tool further includes a brush attachment coupled to the flexible brush adapter at the second end thereof. The brush attachment includes a plurality of bristles. In one example, the brush attachment comprises a longitudinal twisted wire spine. The spine captures the plurality of bristles extending radially therefrom. The bristles include copper alloy bristles intermixed with stainless steel bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Kel Shipman
  • Publication number: 20150097094
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a gun holder assembly comprising: a plate; a rod comprising a first end detachably coupled to the plate and a second end configured for insertion into a gun barrel; and an engagement member detachably coupled to the second end of the rod and configured for engaging an interior surface of the gun barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Randy Steven Hartness
  • Patent number: 8991089
    Abstract: A ramrod for a muzzleloader is provided. The ramrod includes a shaft having a knob releasably coupled to one end thereof, the knob having a rounded end and a tapered end that oppose one another. The knob may have a central bore therein, and the shaft may be inserted into the central bore. The tapered end of the knob is configured with respect to the shaft to allow any object that contacts the shaft and slides along the shaft to also slide along and eventually off of the tapered end of the knob without snagging or catching the knob. The rounded end of the knob is positioned at a distal end of the shaft and is configured with respect to the shaft to allow a user of the ramrod to place his/her palm against the rounded end while operating the ramrod to load a muzzleloader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: James Perry Hunsaker
  • Patent number: 8943731
    Abstract: The device according to the invention for cleaning the inside of the barrel of a firearm consists of a pulling element (A) and a cleaning element (B) connected thereto. In this case, the cleaning element (B) has a first wetting and cleaning unit (BI), particularly for precleaning the barrel, a wiping unit (B2) and a second wetting and cleaning unit (B3), particularly for preserving the barrel. The device according to the invention has many advantages. The advantageous construction of the device means that only little expenditure of force is required during use, and so it can be pulled through the barrel of a firearm quickly in one go without stopping to put it down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Niebling Technische Bursten GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Niebling
  • Patent number: 8925235
    Abstract: Firearm cleaning kits and handles therefore optimized for pulling cleaning elements through firearm barrels away from the breach or action. Dislodged residue is displaced and removed out the muzzle. Each cleaning kit comprises one or more handles designed for axial displacements, twisting or torsional displacements, and lateral movements for pulling. Each handle comprises an elongated solid or hollow body with a bore and a slotted handle intersecting the bore. A pull cord anchor is passed through the bore, and after sliding the cable, the anchor is restrained by the follower slot either interiorly or exteriorly of the handle. A tapered front end of the handle may include a threaded socket for connection to a cleaning rod or a driving surface. The opposite handle end may include a hex drive for a variety of cleaning tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: DAC Technologies Group International, Inc.
    Inventor: James H Buie, II
  • Publication number: 20140338701
    Abstract: The vibratory firearm barrel cleaning tool of this invention is a device to clean firearm barrels more thoroughly, quickly and efficiently than that with prior art devices. It employs the conventional cleaning rod, brush and cleaning fluid, but is powered by a vibratory source on the cleaning rod to more effectively remove fouling elements from the barrel interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: John Charles Freytag
  • Patent number: 8890944
    Abstract: A firearms pulverizer system is disclosed which comprises a pulverizer unit having an inlet chute, a cutting chamber, and an outlet, a first image capturing device positioned above the inlet chute for capturing an image of an identification number associated with a firearm, and a second image capturing device positioned above the cutting chamber for recording destruction of the firearm inserted into the cutting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gunbusters, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond W Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8863431
    Abstract: A universal gun cleaning patch assembly comprising a support frame having a hub and hub bore, a plurality of resiliently deformable legs, and a swab. The assembly is radially compressible to effectively wipe the bores of weapons having a wide range of bore diameters. The swab material is preferably made integral with the support frame and may include natural or synthetic fibers and/or laminates of natural and/or synthetic fibers and a metal or plastic mesh embedded in a fabric to effectively scrub the inner bore of the firearm and remove gunpowder residues and excess solvents or oils during the cleaning process. The hub bore may sized to be self-tapping on male threads of a cable or rod that is pulled and/or pushed through the bore, or the bore may be tapered and include a plurality of deformable fingers to received a quick-disconnect stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Patent number: 8863432
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for a cartridge chamber of artillery, including: a rotary member having a power supply part mounted thereinto and a motor rotated by receiving the power from the power supply part; a cleaning member having a rotary body operated cooperatively with the rotation of the motor, slant cleaning parts coupled slantly to the front portion of the outer periphery of the rotary body, and parallel cleaning parts coupled to the rear portion of the outer periphery of the rotary body; and a handle member coupled to the rear portion of the rotary member in such a manner as to be adjusted in length in a telescoping manner, whereby the slant portion and the parallel portion formed on the internal peripheral surface of the cartridge chamber are all cleaned at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Soosung Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin An
  • Patent number: 8813409
    Abstract: Disclosed is a remote contrivance refurbishment apparatus and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Worrall, William Rearick
  • Patent number: 8800191
    Abstract: A firearm barrel cleaning brush includes a body, a first swab portion affixed to the body, a bristle brush portion affixed to the body, and a second swab portion affixed to the body. The bristle brush portion is proximate to the first swab portion, and is positioned closer to an end of the body than the first swab portion. The second swab portion is proximate to the bristle brush portion, and is positioned closer to the end of the body than the bristle brush portion. In one embodiment, the cleaning brush is secured to a flexible cleaning rod having a pull-through handle having a base, a swivel, and a handle portion attached to the base by the swivel. The handle portion has a closed position adapted for passage through the firearm barrel, and an open position adapted for pulling the cleaning rod and barrel cleaning brush through the firearm barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Lawrence Williams, Kel Shipman
  • Patent number: 8793918
    Abstract: A firearm bore cleaning device includes a flanged cleaning head with an axially extending shaft having an attachment section and a flange mounting section, the attachment section being adapted to attach to a flexible cable assembly. The cleaning head includes at least one deformably resilient flange extending radially from the flange mounting section, and has a larger radius than the attachment section. The flange, flange mounting section and a portion of the attachment section can be integrally molded from an elastomeric material. The firearm bore cleaning device is urged through a firearm bore such that a wall of the firearm bore squeezingly engages the flange and is wiped to remove residue from the bore. The head may include an enlarged flange that removes residue from the firearm chamber. A plurality of spaced additional flanges are provided to maximize cleaning of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: 8763298
    Abstract: A combination brush and jag comprising a stem, a set of short bristles having first longitudinal length and a first transverse diameter; a set of long bristles having a second longitudinal length and a second transverse diameter; the set of short bristles and long bristles positioned adjacent to each other and secured in between the stem, wherein the first transverse diameter is smaller than the second transverse diameter and a bore diameter and the first longitudinal length is approximately the same as or shorter than the second longitudinal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Shane Smith
  • Publication number: 20140123529
    Abstract: A device for cleaning the barrel of a firearm comprising a longitudinal central member having a leading end and a trailing end; a tubular woven sheath surrounding said central member; and a radial protrusion formed of a polymer disposed about said central member and under the tubular woven sheath. The radial protrusions are overmolded thermoplastic that distends the sheath radially to the internal diameter of gun barrel. The central member may include a fitting for attachment to various auxiliary tools or a T-handle. The surface of the polymer is provided with helical pattern of protrusions formed to urge the sheath against the lands of barrel rifling. The sheath is woven of primarily a natural fiber such as cotton. Luminescent, abrasive or heat resistant threads may also be woven into the sheath. A sponge material may be disposed between the sheath and the central member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: OTIS PRODUCTS, INC. D/B/A OTIS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Publication number: 20140123530
    Abstract: A cleaning device for preserving a barrel of a firearm includes a central member defining a core and having a longitudinal length, a leading end and a trailing end. A tubular woven sheath surrounding the central member and has a lead end and a trailing end. A radial protrusion formed of a polymer is disposed about the central member between the central member and the sheath. A volatile corrosion inhibiter (VCI) is disposed on or in the cleaning device and configured to off-gas to cause a substantial part of an interior of the barrel to become lined with a protective coating to resist corrosion. The cleaning device is configured to be stored within the barrel of the firearm. A method for storing a cleaning device within a barrel of a firearm for preserving a barrel of a firearm is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Otis Products, Inc. d/b/a Otis
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Patent number: 8707607
    Abstract: A gun cleaning tool kit, comprising an openable case, at least one mount for receiving a removable tool insert, a portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit disposable in the openable case, a foldable work surface apron. The kit may further comprise at least one removable tool insert, a plurality of gun cleaning tools disposed on the removable tool insert, and an exterior pocket formed in the openable case for storing the portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit. Preferably, the foldable work surface apron is removably attached to, and stored within, the openable case. Preferably, both the openable case and the portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit are closable by zippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Patent number: 8701328
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to a bidirectional gun bore cleaning device for rapidly cleaning the bore of a gun barrel with less manpower by using a striking force (impact energy) of a striking hammer to easily move a cleaning brush in the bore. The bidirectional gun bore cleaning device is coupled to an end of the existing cleaning rod when being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Won Ho Sohn
  • Patent number: 8695264
    Abstract: A gun barrel cleaning tool includes a handle, a lock member connected to the handle, a barrel-shaped cleaning element having a fixing portion that is rotationally fixed to the lock member so that the fixing portion of the barrel-shaped cleaning element is rotationally fixed in both directions relative to the lock member, and a cleaning element having an engaging portion in rotation locking engagement with a part of the lock member so that the engaging portion is rotationally fixed in both directions relative to the part of the lock member. The cleaning element includes a cleaning portion whose outer diameter can be varied to clean gun barrels of different gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Courtland Group, LLC
    Inventors: Courtney Blackburn, Peter Schonning, Henrik Stahre
  • Publication number: 20140082989
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a bore of a firearm. One or more bore-cleaning bodies may include a core and a fabric cover, and a central member used to compress the core longitudinally and expand it radially to apply radial force pressing the fabric cover against the interior bore surface. A small-bore version may include flexible portions to be able to negotiate a breech mechanism of a repeating small arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Charles V. Canham
  • Patent number: 8677671
    Abstract: A planar triangular patch for cleaning firearm bores. The patch has similarly sized notches placed centrally along the edges of the patch, permitting a level of pleating as the patch is inserted into a firearm bore and wraps around a jag. The patch is made of a material design to clean and preserve the interior of a firearm bore and applies uniform pressure against the bore as it presents the face of its longest radius to the bore interior, cleaning the entire bore simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Shane Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 8661724
    Abstract: Applicant has disclosed a foam swab for cleaning and lubricating firearms. In the preferred embodiment, the invention comprises: a molded plastic shank having a threaded free end and a series of parallel rings spaced between parallel spacers; and a foam cover, preferably made of polyurethane, thermally bonded to the spacers. To clean a firearm, solvent or lubricant is applied to the foam cover. Then the threaded end can be screwed into a gun cleaning rod and the foam swab drawn through a firearm bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Super Brush LLC
    Inventor: Brian David Crawford
  • Publication number: 20130333265
    Abstract: Applicant has disclosed a foam swab for cleaning and lubricating firearms. In the preferred embodiment, the invention comprises: a molded plastic shank having a threaded free end and a series of parallel rings spaced between parallel spacers; and a foam cover, preferably made of polyurethane, thermally bonded to the spacers. To clean a firearm, solvent or lubricant is applied to the foam cover. Then the threaded end can be screwed into a gun cleaning rod and the foam swab drawn through a firearm bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: BRIAN DAVID CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 8607494
    Abstract: A novel firearm pull-through cleaning tool with an integrated foldable handle. The handle is pivotable at a first tool end between a closed position wherein a portion of the handle occupies a longitudinal well in the tool body and an open position wherein the handle is substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of body. When in closed position the diameter of the tool is less than the bore diameter of a weapon to be cleaned. In use, the handle is pivoted in a first direction to place the tool in the closed position; the tool is inserted into the firearm bore; a cleaning tool is attached to the attachment portion; the tool is passed through the bore; the handle is pivoted in a second direction to place said tool in the open position; and the handle is pulled to cause the cleaning tool to be passed through the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kel Shipman, Steven C. Buxton
  • Publication number: 20130291421
    Abstract: A gun cleaning tool kit, comprising an openable case, at least one mount for receiving a removable tool insert, a portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit disposable in the openable case, a foldable work surface apron. The kit may further comprise at least one removable tool insert, a plurality of gun cleaning tools disposed on the removable tool insert, and an exterior pocket formed in the openable case for storing the portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit. Preferably, the foldable work surface apron is removably attached to, and stored within, the openable case. Preferably, both the openable case and the portable miniature gun cleaning tool kit are closable by zippers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: THE OTIS PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Patent number: 8572883
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning device comprises a flexible cable and threaded coupling assembly, to which a plurality of components may be attached individually or in combination for optimal configuration based on cleaning need and firearm type. A spear-point piercing adapter may be threadably attached to a cable with a coupling portion fixed thereto. The piercing adapter includes a threaded shank with a sharp tip, on which a cleaning patch is speared and a jag is threadably attached thereto, thereby sandwiching the cleaning patch between a body of the piercing adapter and the jag. The cleaning device and various components and attachments can be packaged and sold as a single compact device, which provides mobility for field use, configurability for use with a wide range of firearm types, and cost savings due to fewer components and reduced packaging size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald W. Markle
  • Publication number: 20130283658
    Abstract: Firearm cleaning kits and handles therefore optimized for pulling cleaning elements through firearm barrels away from the breach or action. Dislodged residue is displaced and removed out the muzzle. Each cleaning kit comprises one or more handles designed for axial displacements, twisting or torsional displacements, and lateral movements for pulling. Each handle comprises an elongated solid or hollow body with a bore and a slotted handle intersecting the bore. A pull cord anchor is passed through the bore, and after sliding the cable, the anchor is restrained by the follower slot either interiorly or exteriorly of the handle. A tapered front end of the handle may include a threaded socket for connection to a cleaning rod or a driving surface. The opposite handle end may include a hex drive for a variety of cleaning tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: DAC Technologies Group International, Inc.
    Inventor: James H Buie, II
  • Patent number: 8567107
    Abstract: A chamber cleaning brush for a gun chamber may include a generally cylindrical body; at least three groups of bristles spaced axially apart along the body; and a pivot ring disposed on the body between two of the groups of bristles. The body may include a larger diameter portion and a smaller diameter portion with at least one group of bristles disposed on the larger diameter portion and at least two groups of bristles disposed on the smaller diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Clyde H. Bascue, Paul Watson
  • Publication number: 20130269234
    Abstract: A universal gun cleaning patch assembly comprising a support frame having a hub and hub bore, a plurality of resiliently deformable legs, and a swab. The assembly is radially compressible to effectively wipe the bores of weapons having a wide range of bore diameters. The swab material is preferably made integral with the support frame and may include natural or synthetic fibers and/or laminates of natural and/or synthetic fibers and a metal or plastic mesh embedded in a fabric to effectively scrub the inner bore of the firearm and remove gunpowder residues and excess solvents or oils during the cleaning process. The hub bore may sized to be self-tapping on male threads of a cable or rod that is pulled and/or pushed through the bore, or the bore may be tapered and include a plurality of deformable fingers to received a quick-disconnect stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Nicholas Williams, James R. Brooker
  • Publication number: 20130239452
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to a bidirectional gun bore cleaning device for rapidly cleaning the bore of a gun barrel with less manpower by using a striking force (impact energy) of a striking hammer to easily move a cleaning brush in the bore. The bidirectional gun bore cleaning device is coupled to an end of the existing cleaning rod when being used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Won Ho Sohn
  • Publication number: 20130199072
    Abstract: A motorized firearm barrel cleaning system includes a main body containing an electric motor unit configured to generate sonic vibrations. An elongated rod is in communication with the motor unit for transferring the vibrations to a removable brush head having a shape and dimension for making contact with a firearm barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Richter
  • Patent number: 8474171
    Abstract: The breach lock is for use in securing open the breach of an assault rifle during cleaning of the bolt action and the breach between uses of the assault rifle. The breach lock includes a notch along a top of the breach lock and a hole along the breach lock, which define a length. The breach lock is inserted between the upper receiver assembly and the lower receiver assembly so as to prevent any rotation there between. The notch bolts to the upper receiver assembly whereas the hole employs the pin of the assault rifle to engage the lower receiver assembly. The breach lock is simple in installation and removal with use of an assault rifle, and prevents unwanted collapse between the upper and lower receiver assemblies, which would otherwise pinch or injure the hand and fingers of an end user when cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Alan Simmons
  • Patent number: 8458948
    Abstract: Disclosed is a remote contrivance refurbishment apparatus and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Worrall, William Rearick
  • Patent number: 8458947
    Abstract: A device for cleaning tubular passageways of a firearm that carries ignition products of a firearm propellant includes a relatively rigid hollow, tubular guide and a compliant cleaning rod within the bore of the hollow guide. The cleaning rod travels within the hollow guide before entering the tubular passageway to be cleaned. The cleaning rod is sufficiently flexible so as to be unable to support its own weight without substantial bending when supported at one end in a cantilever fashion. A cleaning kit is also provided including the cleaning device and a plurality of related cleaning items, such as brush-like cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Processing Company of America
    Inventors: Richard C. Iosso, Marianne Ortmann
  • Patent number: 8448370
    Abstract: Embodiments of the application can include a cleaning kit for a firearm and methods for using the same. Embodiments of a cleaning kit can include an elongated (e.g., flexible) shaft and different cleaning tips releasably attachable to and detachable from the shaft. First and second universal couplings can be respectively attached to ends of the shaft and cleaning tips to releasably attach the cleaning tips to the shaft. An adapter can have the first or second universal coupling on a first end and a retrofit coupler (e.g., internal or external threaded bore) on the second opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20130125925
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning device comprises a flexible cable and threaded coupling assembly, to which a plurality of components may be attached individually or in combination for optimal configuration based on cleaning need and firearm type. A spear-point piercing adapter may be threadably attached to a cable with a coupling portion fixed thereto. The piercing adapter includes a threaded shank with a sharp tip, on which a cleaning patch is speared and a jag is threadably attached thereto, thereby sandwiching the cleaning patch between a body of the piercing adapter and the jag. The cleaning device and various components and attachments can be packaged and sold as a single compact device, which provides mobility for field use, configurability for use with a wide range of firearm types, and cost savings due to fewer components and reduced packaging size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Ronald W. Markle
  • Patent number: 8434256
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a gun barrel having striations formed on an inner surface of the gun barrel includes a cleaning means that is in contact with the inner surface of the gun barrel as being moved by a drive means installed inside a cylindrical main body. The cleaning means includes a main member having a circular plate on which a plurality of insertion holes is formed along its circumference; a rotating member formed inside the circular plate and having a motor and a rotating gear interlocking with the motor; and cleaning members formed to be inserted into the insertion holes, respectively, to clean the inner surface of the gun barrel and having lower sides interlocking with the rotating gear, respectively, to be rotated. The apparatus for cleaning a gun barrel is rotated at high speed with an appropriate pressure along the groove part of the gun barrel accurately, and thus a wide area can be cleaned in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Soosung Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin An
  • Patent number: 8429846
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for improved cleaning of a firearm barrel are provided. Generally, a system according to the present invention includes a cleaning head having a cleaning implement coupled to a shank, which provides at least one radial engagement surface and at least one longitudinal engagement surface. The system may further include a cleaning rod adapted to engage the cleaning head in an at least partially overlapping or surrounding engagement. A method according to the present invention includes the steps of inserting a cleaning head into the breech end of a firearm barrel, engaging the head with a cleaning rod, pushing the head through the barrel and retracting the cleaning rod from the barrel, wherein during the retracting step, the head is disengaged from the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: John M Krieger
  • Publication number: 20130091753
    Abstract: A firearm bore cleaning device includes a flanged cleaning head with an axially extending shaft having an attachment section and a flange mounting section, the attachment section being adapted to attach to a flexible cable assembly. The cleaning head includes at least one deformably resilient flange extending radially from the flange mounting section, and has a larger radius than the attachment section. The flange, flange mounting section and a portion of the attachment section can be integrally molded from an elastomeric material. The firearm bore cleaning device is urged through a firearm bore such that a wall of the firearm bore squeezingly engages the flange and is wiped to remove residue from the bore. The head may include an enlarged flange that removes residue from the firearm chamber. A plurality of spaced additional flanges are provided to maximize cleaning of the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Publication number: 20130055615
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for improved cleaning of a firearm barrel are provided. Generally, a system according to the present invention includes a cleaning head having a cleaning implement coupled to a shank, which provides at least one radial engagement surface and at least one longitudinal engagement surface. The system may further include a cleaning rod adapted to engage the cleaning head in an at least partially overlapping or surrounding engagement. A method according to the present invention includes the steps of inserting a cleaning head into the breech end of a firearm barrel, engaging the head with a cleaning rod, pushing the head through the barrel and retracting the cleaning rod from the barrel, wherein during the retracting step, the head is disengaged from the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: JOHN M. KRIEGER
  • Publication number: 20130047484
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning device with a cartridge-shaped handle and a slotted cleaning connector for securing a disposable cleaning patch, both of which are removably engaged with an extendable ramrod. The cleaning device can be securely stored in the barrel of firearms of different action types and the cartridge-shaped handle fits in the chamber to allow the innocuous release of the hammer when a live cartridge is not present. Thus, the firearm cleaning device is conveniently stored while protecting the firearm and acting as a safety device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Wickser, JR.
  • Patent number: 8371057
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning apparatus for cleaning the bore of a firearm barrel with firearm cleaning solvent. The apparatus has a cleaning patch holding device for removable attachment to a cleaning rod. The cleaning patch holding device has a body for holding a cleaning cloth containing firearm cleaning solvent. The body has a core material and a protective coating covering the core material to prevent the core material from contacting the cleaning solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Orus R. Coffield, III
  • Patent number: 8327571
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning tool and method of use is disclosed in which multiple firearm components may be cleaned using a single tool. The tool includes cutting or scraping edges to ream residue, such as carbon deposits through a scraping action. The proximal end includes a scraping head with a scraping edge, and the distal end includes pivotable scraper arm and longitudinally extending insertion pin. A method of use is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Magna-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B Jaquish, Erik F Bauer
  • Patent number: 8322068
    Abstract: Provided is a gun mounting kit for quickly and easily mounting a gun in a position favorable for cleaning the gun. It is understood that guns may include mounting rails, such as a Picatinny-style rail or other similar mounting structures. The gun mounting kit includes a clamping unit that is sized and configured to clamp onto the mounting rail of the gun to secure the gun for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: John O. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120291803
    Abstract: A novel firearm pull-through cleaning tool with an integrated foldable handle. The handle is pivotable at a first tool end between a closed position wherein a portion of the handle occupies a longitudinal well in the tool body and an open position wherein the handle is substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of body. When in closed position the diameter of the tool is less than the bore diameter of a weapon to be cleaned. In use, the handle is pivoted in a first direction to place the tool in the closed position; the tool is inserted into the firearm bore; a cleaning tool is attached to the attachment portion; the tool is passed through the bore; the handle is pivoted in a second direction to place said tool in the open position; and the handle is pulled to cause the cleaning tool to be passed through the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kel Shipman, Steven C. Buxton
  • Patent number: 8302342
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for improved cleaning of a firearm barrel are provided. Generally, a system according to the present invention includes a cleaning head having a cleaning implement coupled to a shank, which provides at least one radial engagement surface and at least one longitudinal engagement surface. The system may further include a cleaning rod adapted to engage the cleaning head in an at least partially overlapping or surrounding engagement. A method according to the present invention includes the steps of inserting a cleaning head into the breech end of a firearm barrel, engaging the head with a cleaning rod, pushing the head through the barrel and retracting the cleaning rod from the barrel, wherein during the retracting step, the head is disengaged from the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: John M Krieger