Firearm Protectors Patents (Class 42/96)
  • Patent number: 10982925
    Abstract: Snap cap devices configured to be inserted within an associated firearm are disclosed. The exemplary snap cap devices are made from or otherwise include a material configured to release corrosion protection molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Process4, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Taylor, Matthew Hanson
  • Patent number: 10539391
    Abstract: A guard for protecting the scope and action of a hunting rifle or the action of a shotgun. The guard can be folded around the scope and action of the rifle or around the action of the shotgun and is held in place by magnets positioned along opposite edges of the guard. The other edges of the guard are gathered by elastic material so that when the guard is folded around the scope and action of the rifle or around the action of the shotgun, the other edges form a cuff around the pistol grip of the rifle or shotgun and a cuff around the forend of the rifle or shotgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Lee H. Bridgman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10101579
    Abstract: A lens cover for an optical instrument has a first flexible cover panel having a sleeve thereon forming a substantially closed loop, and a second flexible cover panel having a sleeve thereon forming a substantially closed loop. A drawstring has its first end secured to the first flexible cover panel, with the portion of the drawstring adjacent the first end extending through the sleeve on the first flexible cover; and its second end secured to the second flexible cover panel, with the portion of the drawstring adjacent the second end extending through the sleeve on the second flexible cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Donald R. Krull
  • Patent number: 10006738
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an archery hand warming device that functions to keep a user's bow hand warm when grasping an archery bow. The device has a sleeve that fits over a user's forearm and two flaps that wrap around a user's hand when grasping the handle of a bow so as to shield a user's bow hand from the elements. The archery hand warming device utilizes a grommet or other opening typically located in one or both flaps which allows for the passage of a male threaded connector of a typical archery stabilizer to pass through and connect to the female threaded connector of an archery bow in order to mount or attach the archery hand warming device to the archery bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Randall T. Stoppenhagen
  • Patent number: 9927196
    Abstract: A chamber safety device is configured to be inserted into one or more openings of a weapon, such as the loading/ejection port(s) or barrel of a shotgun, rifle or handgun. When the chamber safety device is inserted into the one or more opening(s), the weapon is not capable of firing and/or being loaded with ammunition due to the fact that no bullet or shell can be inserted into the firing chamber and/or the weapon firing mechanism cannot come in contact with a bullet or shell located in the firing chamber. At least a portion of the chamber safety device is designed to extend outwardly from breach of the weapon and is colored in a high visibility color such that those nearby can visually detect the presence of the chamber safety device inserted in a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: X-RING PRODUCTIONS LLC.
    Inventor: Ned T. Bitsack
  • Patent number: 9829274
    Abstract: A firearm includes a forend having a forend body attached to the firearm below a barrel, and a cord removably secured to a gripping surface of the forend body. The forend body is provided with at least one groove removably receiving the cord to secure the cord to the forend body. The groove is configured to receive the cord therein such that a portion of the cord extends out of the groove so that the slip resistance of the gripping surface of the forend body is improved. The cord can be easily removed from the groove of the forend body whenever the user of the firearm desires to use the cord in any other suitable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew John Vallo
  • Patent number: 9784531
    Abstract: A rifle carrying case secured to the front of a person, either by a harness with shoulder straps or by components to attach the case to the straps of the person's backpack, in a way that allows the person to travel hands free of the case and that allows the person to change the orientation of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Wayne Baker
  • Patent number: 9581404
    Abstract: A protective covering system includes a plurality of precut protective coverings configured from a waterproof material. Each of the precut protective coverings are configured to accommodate actuation of functional features and proper operation of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GUNSKINS, LLC.
    Inventor: Kevin G. Lyon
  • Patent number: 9453703
    Abstract: Gun rail attachments, gun components and accessories and systems include attachment bodies made of polymeric materials with hardness ratings and ranges which are generally flexible and malleable and heat resistant. Reinforcing members are combined with the attachment bodies for secure attachment to gun rails and grips with only the polymeric attachment bodies exposed. Pockets, cavities and channels are formed in the attachment bodies for receiving wires, devices, device modules, components or accessories for guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Frank J. Michal, Michael E. Stein
  • Patent number: 9239204
    Abstract: A barrel cap for attachment to a muzzle of a gun barrel and to cover the muzzle opening of the gun barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Michal, Michael E. Stein
  • Patent number: 9073512
    Abstract: A gas generator contains a housing having a first end and a second end; a perforated first combustion chamber contained within the housing; a first gas generant contained within the first combustion chamber; a first gas generant cushion positioned between one of either the first end or the second end, and the first gas generant; and a booster chamber contained within the housing, the booster chamber extending through the first gas generant cushion to physically communicate with the second end of the housing. The gas generant cushion may have at least one concave cavity formed on one side of the cushion for providing an enhanced propellant cushion. A vehicle occupant protection system incorporating this gas generator is also contemplated in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Mayville, Christian P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9046327
    Abstract: A gas generator is provided, the gas generator having a propellant cushion that prevents movement of propellant tablets or grains by providing a bias thereagainst. Furthermore, the cushion is formed from a desiccating material thereby removing moisture and inhibiting moisture uptake by the propellant during manufacture of the gas generator. The elastomeric cushion is also able to manage the presence of chlorine-containing products during periods of inactivation of the gas generator. Accordingly, variables such as fractured propellant and/or moisture retained within the propellant are mitigated or eliminated, thereby enhancing repeatability of inflator performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah L. Hordos
  • Publication number: 20150052796
    Abstract: According to at least one exemplary embodiment, a scope guard may be coupled to a weapon or other device to protect one or more accessories, such as a scope, holographic sight, red dot sight, reflex sight or the like. Additionally, a scope guard may protect the device or components of the device itself, such as a gun barrel, a gun stock, a gun rail, or a gun action. Additionally, the scope guard may be designed to protect and conceal accessories, components, and the device itself from collisions, shock, trauma, brush, clothing, and other gear, and, if a weapon, enemies, intruders or other opposition forces. Additionally, the scope guard may be lightweight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jacob Baker, John Baker
  • Patent number: 8935874
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. Troy
  • Patent number: 8904694
    Abstract: A debris cover for a weapon magazine well that that does not need to be removed in order to add a magazine onto a firearm. The instant device includes a housing with an opening that can be secured over the magazine well of a firearm such and is fastenable inside the trigger well. The housing has a lower opening wide enough to receive a magazine therethrough. Spring hinges are disposed proximal the lower opening. A plurality of door panels has a surface with a low coefficient of friction and is fixedly attached to and in operational communication with the spring hinges. The spring hinges bias the door panels to span the lower opening. The door panels can also fold up inside the debris cover allowing for the insertion of a magazine into the magazine well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremiah A. Afuh, II
  • Patent number: 8875434
    Abstract: Gun rail attachments, gun components and accessories and systems include attachment bodies made of polymeric materials with hardness ratings and ranges which are generally flexible and malleable and heat resistant. Reinforcing members are combined with the attachment bodies for secure attachment to gun rails and grips with only the polymeric attachment bodies exposed. Pockets, cavities and channels are formed in the attachment bodies for receiving wires, devices, device modules, components or accessories for guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Frank J. Michal, Michael E. Stein
  • Patent number: 8800192
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a firearm having a receiver defining a bore with the receiver extending along a longitudinal axis. The receiver defines an ejection port transverse to the longitudinal axis with the bore defining an inner surface. The firearm further includes a bolt carrier disposed in the bore and moveable relative to the receiver along the longitudinal axis between a firing position and a rearward position. The firearm also includes a shield longitudinally affixed to the bolt carrier and movable with the bolt carrier as a unit between the firing and rearward positions along the longitudinal axis with the shield blocking the ejection port when in the firing position and the shield sliding along the inner surface away from the ejection port when moving to the rearward position in conjunction with the bolt carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Adcor Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8713842
    Abstract: A firearm barrel protective cover to prevent outside elements from entering a firearm barrel including a convex body partially surrounding the barrel end, the body having an outer wall, an opening disposed between first and second outer ends of the outer wall to accommodate a site member therethrough, and a channel disposed longitudinally within the wall. A disc-shaped flap is disposed abuttingly against a front end of the flap; and a continuous outside wall disposed between the forward end and the rearward end. An attachment member, including a hinge, pivotally attaches the flap to the body to allow gravity to swing and pivot the flap outwardly and downwardly away from the end of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob O. Frick
  • Publication number: 20140082990
    Abstract: A method and apparatus providing for a rail system which further acts to cool a firearm. Wherein said cooling process acts by the passage of air through fins of the apparatus. Whereby said method and apparatus provides for a cooling mechanism which does not inhibit the firearm from attaching accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Shanyao Lee
  • Patent number: 8677672
    Abstract: A bullet trap (1) is provided that connects to a muzzle end (5) of a weapon (3). The bullet trap (1) has a body (11) with a chamber (17) into which a bullet can be fired. The chamber (17) has a plurality of baffles (27) located one behind the other in an aligned series arrangement. The baffles (27) absorb kinetic energy of a fired bullet and enable the bullet to be trapped within the body (11). The baffles (27) have a thickness at a center of axis of travel of a bullet less than the thickness at a radially outwardly distant position to provide for a deformation at the center of a first of a series of baffles (27) before there will be engagement of a center of second and subsequent baffles (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thales Australia Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Kennedy, David John Maloney, Trevor John Pearce
  • Publication number: 20140059911
    Abstract: A powered rail system is provided for a weapon that includes a barrel. The powered rail system includes a base having a longitudinal opening. The base is configured to be mounted to the weapon such that the barrel is received within the longitudinal opening and the base extends around at least a segment of a length of the barrel. A rail extends from the base. An electrical component is mounted to the rail. An electrical power source is held by the base. The electrical power source is electrically connected to the electrical component for supplying the electrical component with electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tycon Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Se-Jun Oh, Robert Neil Mulfinger
  • Patent number: 8653974
    Abstract: An interface device includes an elongated sensor strap having a secured end and an unsecured end opposite to the secured end. The unsecured end of the sensor strap represents a first sensor half, and a second sensor half is adapted to receive the first sensor half/unsecured end to form a sensor link between the two sensor halves. A deployment sensor switch provides an input to a monitoring device for an alarm system. The deployment sensor switch is adapted to reside in an armed state when the first and second sensor halves form a sensor link, but change to an alarm state when the first sensor half and second sensor half are separated to break the sensor link. The sensor strap is sufficiently long to produce a closed loop around a firearm or other object to in a monitored position when the first and second sensor halves are placed together to form the sensor link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: D. Wayne Crook
  • Publication number: 20140033594
    Abstract: A weapon protection enclosure device protects a weapon from adverse conditions, including water, dust, dirt and sand. The weapon protection device features a material that is tough and durable, impervious to water, airtight and lightweight. The weapon protection device is compact when not in use and requires very little storage space. The weapon protection device allows a user to fire the weapon with either hand while the weapon is inside the protection device thereby allowing the weapon to be used on short notice. A clear window is provided in the device in line with the standard projection sight (such as a laser sight) on the weapon so that the sight can be used even if the weapon is in the weapon protection device. One or more waterproof opening closures are provided. An oral air inflation tube allows for the buoyancy of the weapon protection device to be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Nemo Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Cam Brensinger
  • Publication number: 20140026457
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a firearm having a receiver defining a bore with the receiver extending along a longitudinal axis. The receiver defines an ejection port transverse to the longitudinal axis with the bore defining an inner surface. The firearm further includes a bolt carrier disposed in the bore and moveable relative to the receiver along the longitudinal axis between a firing position and a rearward position. The firearm also includes a shield longitudinally affixed to the bolt carrier and movable with the bolt carrier as a unit between the firing and rearward positions along the longitudinal axis with the shield blocking the ejection port when in the firing position and the shield sliding along the inner surface away from the ejection port when moving to the rearward position in conjunction with the bolt carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ADCOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: ADCOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8615917
    Abstract: A protective cover for a firearm lower receiver attaches directly and securely to the lower receiver, protecting it from any impact or debris, yet it may still be used with existing firearm protective cases and bags. Forward and rearward assembly pin holes allow securing of the protective cover to the lower receiver with assembly pins. An extrusion on a lower surface of the protective cover is capable of depressing a magazine door of a magazine installed in the lower receiver and may be transparent to allow a user to view contents of the magazine while keeping the contents protected from debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Higgins
  • Patent number: 8615916
    Abstract: A thermal barrier (1) for firearms (A) comprising a body (2), optionally substantially cylindrical, made of a ceramic material. The body (2) is shaped and configured for being placed between a respective barrel (C) of a firearm (A) and at least one structure (S) of the firearm (A). The body (2) of the thermal barrier (1) has a first portion (3) suitable for remaining facing the barrel (C) of the respective firearm (A), and a second portion (4) facing the side opposite with respect to the first portion (3), optionally suitable for bearing upon at least one portion of the structure (S) of the firearm (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Bassoli, Eugenio Righi, Ugo Ansaldi
  • Publication number: 20130312308
    Abstract: A magazine well insert prevents contaminants from entering the magazine well of a pistol or a rifle. The magazine well insert provides a visual indication that the weapon does not have a magazine installed, thereby enhancing weapons safety. The magazine well insert of the present invention protects the weapon's magazine well from becoming contaminated with sand and other debris by sealing the magazine well with a block, for example, a plastic or metal block, that has an o-ring or other sealing device adapted to be positioned at the opening of the magazine well. The magazine well insert may be used in two different configurations, a first configuration that allow normal operation of the weapon's action or a second configuration that blocks the action of the weapon. The magazine well insert may be hollow with a removable sliding base to provide for storage in an interior portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Kevin McCarthy, John Irwin McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8590203
    Abstract: A magazine well insert prevents contaminants from entering the magazine well of a pistol or a rifle. The magazine well insert provides a visual indication that the weapon does not have a magazine installed, thereby enhancing weapons safety. The magazine well insert of the present invention protects the weapon's magazine well from becoming contaminated with sand and other debris by sealing the magazine well with a block, for example, a plastic or metal block, that has an o-ring or other sealing device adapted to be positioned at the opening of the magazine well. The magazine well insert may be used in two different configurations, a first configuration that allow normal operation of the weapon's action or a second configuration that blocks the action of the weapon. The magazine well insert may be hollow with a removable sliding base to provide for storage in an interior portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Kevin McCarthy, John Irwin McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8584574
    Abstract: Weapons, weapon housing and methods of producing such weapons and weapon housings are disclosed. An example weapon housing for use with a firearm includes at least two housing shells. Each of the housing shells comprises at least one positioning recess. The example weapon housing also includes at least one connection block comprising connecting pins. On an assembly plane of the connection block, the housing shells are to be positioned and aligned on the connecting pins via the respective positioning recess to enable forces that are to act in or against a direction of fire to be absorbed by surfaces of at least one of the positioning recesses or one or more of the connecting pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst Wössner, Stefan Doll
  • Patent number: 8507077
    Abstract: A camouflage system includes a layer of an adhesion promoter so paint will adhere to the surface of an article and a first layer of paint applied to the surface on top of the adhesion promoter. A second layer of paint of a different color is applied to a portion of the first layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be in the form of a design, symbol, brand, logo, mark, and/or name. A multi-color layer is then applied to the surface of the article over the layers of paint. The multi-color layer may be a camouflage ink pattern. A clear coat may be applied over the multi-color layer. The multi-color layer affects the visual appearance of the second layer of paint. The second layer of paint may be visible at one viewing angle and may be less visible or non-visible at a different viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Krow Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: James K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 8490314
    Abstract: A tight, insulating enclosure for a rifle or shotgun is provided. Such an enclosure envelops the wooden stock and other wooden portions of a suitable firearm, at least, to protect the wooden surfaces thereof during storage, transportation, and utilization. The enclosure itself contains rubberized foam components to impart insulation around the wooden portions as protection against hard and/or extended surfaces that may bump, scratch, dent, or otherwise disfigure the wooden portions of a firearm. Furthermore, the enclosure is of a single construction with suitable cut-out portions for movable parts, such as a trigger, a clip, a scope, and the like, and is secured around the target firearm in a tight-fitting fashion in order to protect the noted surfaces, as well as provide shock absorption during firing. The enclosure permits access at all times to the necessary movable components while ensuring a snug fit around the delicate portions of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Toby Boggan, Brian C. Throneberry
  • Patent number: 8479431
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pre-packaged kit and a method for creating unique multi-toned custom patterns or camouflage on a surface, and in particular the surfaces of a firearm. The multi-toned custom patterns or camouflage are created by separating or peeling off pre-cut stencil/templates from sheet or roll stock adhesive backed masking material and applying the stencil/templates to a surface. The surface is subsequently sprayed with coatings, finishers and sealants. Additional layers of stencil/templates are then added and sprayed with various colors or tones of coatings, finishers and sealants to complete the desired effect on the firearm surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Steven M. Lauer
  • Publication number: 20130160343
    Abstract: A protective cover for a firearm lower receiver attaches directly and securely to the lower receiver, protecting it from any impact or debris, yet it may still be used with existing firearm protective cases and bags. Forward and rearward assembly pin holes allow securing of the protective cover to the lower receiver with assembly pins. An extrusion on a lower surface of the protective cover is capable of depressing a magazine door of a magazine installed in the lower receiver and may be transparent to allow a user to view contents of the magazine while keeping the contents protected from debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: ERIC HIGGINS
  • Publication number: 20130061503
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of an apparatus for cooling a barrel 12 of a firearm 10 and examples of a cooled barrel assembly 32 for installation into an existing firearm 10. When assembled with the barrel 12, a contact surface 16 of a shell 14 is proximate to, and in thermal communication with, the outer surface of the barrel 18. The shell 14 is formed of commercially available or modified graphite foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Klett James W., Michael P. Trammell
  • Publication number: 20130055616
    Abstract: A thermal barrier (1) for firearms (A) comprising a body (2), optionally substantially cylindrical, made of a ceramic material. The body (2) is shaped and configured for being placed between a respective barrel (C) of a firearm (A) and at least one structure (S) of the firearm (A). The body (2) of the thermal barrier (1) has a first portion (3) suitable for remaining facing the barrel (C) of the respective firearm (A), and a second portion (4) facing the side opposite with respect to the first portion (3), optionally suitable for bearing upon at least one portion of the structure (S) of the firearm (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: FABBRICA D'ARMI PIETRO BERETTA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco BASSOLI, Eugenio Righi, Ugo Ansaldi
  • Patent number: 8375617
    Abstract: A weapon protection device designed to enclose a weapon and protect the weapon from adverse conditions, including water, dust, dirt and sand. The weapon protection device features a material that is durable and generally puncture resistant, impervious to water, lightweight, heat resistant and tear resistant. The weapon protection device is compact when not in use and requires very little storage space. The weapon protection device features one or more pockets having a flap and an interior region under the flap. The interior region is made of a flexible, stretchy material that allows a user to fire the weapon with either hand while the weapon is inside the protection device. The weapon can be used on short notice and does not require removal of the weapon from the weapon protection device. A waterproof opening seal, such as a dry sack seal, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nemo Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Cam Brensinger
  • Patent number: 8353123
    Abstract: A forearm stock for a shotgun includes a forearm stock main body, an integral shot shell carrier tube, disposed in the main body, an accessory rail, at the forward end of the main body, and a removable cover, adapted to cover the accessory rail. The forearm stock main body has a forward end, a back end, a contour, and an upper cavity for receiving a shotgun's tube magazine. The shot shell carrier tube is disposed below the upper cavity, and is adapted to receive a plurality of shot shells, with an opening toward the back end. A mechanism for urging the shot shells out of the carrier tube through the opening is provided, and a retention mechanism is adapted to selectively retain the shot shells in the carrier tube. The removable cover has a contour that substantially complements a contour of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Krow Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Reme A. Pullicar, James K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 8347542
    Abstract: A cover for a firearm is disclosed. The firearm cover is shaped to complement the bottom of an upper portion of a two piece receiver. The firearm cover may be pinned to the bottom of an AR-15® upper receiver and may cover a bottom opening and/or a rear opening when in place. When secured in place, the firearm cover may capture a bolt carrier within an inner cavity of the upper receiver. Additionally, the firearm cover will protect the inner cavity, keeping dust, debris, and moisture out of the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Wayne Rich
  • Patent number: 8327572
    Abstract: A tight, insulating enclosure for a rifle or shotgun is provided. Such an enclosure envelops the wooden stock and other wooden portions of a suitable firearm, at least, to protect the wooden surfaces thereof during storage, transportation, and utilization. The enclosure itself contains rubberized foam components to impart insulation around the wooden portions as protection against hard and/or extended surfaces that may bump, scratch, dent, or otherwise disfigure the wooden portions of a rifle or shotgun. Furthermore, the enclosure is of a single construction with suitable cut-out portions for movable parts, such as a trigger, a clip, a scope, and the like and is secured around the target firearm in a tight-fitting fashion in order to protect the noted surfaces, as well as provide shock absorption during firing. In such a manner, the enclosure permits access at all times to the necessary movable components while ensuring a snug fit around the delicate portions of the rifle or shotgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Toby Boggan, Brian Throneberry
  • Patent number: 8307577
    Abstract: A cover for a weapon. The cover comprises a cover body having an open first end and an open second end. The open second end fits around a front end of the weapon's body where a barrel slides into the body of the weapon and the open first end fits around a back end of the weapon leaving the barrel exposed. A top surface of the cover body includes a top opening and an upper flap affixed to the cover body covering the top opening. The cover body also has a first and second lateral side and a belt feed opening on one of the lateral sides of the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Baxter
  • Publication number: 20120272561
    Abstract: An enclosure that converts to a blanket, a method for constructing the enclosure, and a method for converting the same into a blanket are disclosed. The enclosure includes a central panel, first-side and second-side panels and a sub-assembly. The central panel has a first end and an opposed second end. The central panel further has a transverse edge and an opposed edge. The first-side panel is connected along the transverse edge. The second-side panel is connected along the opposed edge. The sub-assembly, which includes a closing element and a protective element, is connected about a perimeter of the central panel. The closing element remains closed about a substantial portion of the perimeter when a firearm is present in the enclosure. The closing element is opened and the first-side and second-side panels unfolded in an outward manner from the central panel to form the blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Robert F. Risley
  • Publication number: 20120233902
    Abstract: A magazine well insert prevents contaminants from entering the magazine well of a pistol or a rifle. The magazine well insert provides a visual indication that the weapon does not have a magazine installed, thereby enhancing weapons safety. The magazine well insert of the present invention protects the weapon's magazine well from becoming contaminated with sand and other debris by sealing the magazine well with a block, for example, a plastic or metal block, that has an o-ring or other sealing device adapted to be positioned at the opening of the magazine well. The magazine well insert may be used in two different configurations, a first configuration that allow normal operation of the weapon's action or a second configuration that blocks the action of the weapon. The magazine well insert may be hollow with a removable sliding base to provide for storage in an interior portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: MICHAEL KEVIN McCARTHY, John Irwin McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20120233903
    Abstract: This invention encompasses articles, compositions, and methods that provide enhanced corrosion resistance and wear resistance to firearms, firearm components, and firearm accessories. In one aspect, for example, a substrate comprising a firearm component is coated with a first layer of a corrosion-resistant material such as a first metal, followed by a second thin film layer of an abrasion-resistant material such as a second metal, a ceramic material such as a metal nitride, diamond-like carbon material, or other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: RA Brands L.L.C.
    Inventor: Glen D. SIETSEMA
  • Patent number: 8245618
    Abstract: A barrel jacket covering at least partially the outer surface of the bullet-guiding barrel of a firearm is provided, wherein the barrel jacket has at least one inner casing and one outer casing and a spacer. The inner casing is arranged adjacent to the barrel, covering the barrel in a close-up position. The outer casing is arranged at a distance to the inner casing, covering the inner casing, thus providing a continuous gap. The continuous gap is stabilized by at least one spacer, which stabilizes the inner casing and outer casing in their relative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: German Sport Guns GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Emde
  • Patent number: 8201487
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided for firing blanks from firearms. In one example, a blank firing adapter includes a mount assembly operatively configured to be attached to a muzzle of a firearm. The blank firing adapter also includes a main body having an interior chamber. The blank firing adapter also includes an escape port positioned longitudinally forward of the interior chamber and not in communication therewith. The blank firing adapter also includes a barrier interposed between the escape port and the interior chamber. The blank firing adapter also includes a projectile receiving area positioned longitudinally forward of the escape port and configured to slow down a projectile from the muzzle therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: Barry W. Dueck, Karl Honigmann
  • Publication number: 20120137566
    Abstract: A cover for a weapon. The cover comprises a cover body having an open first end and an open second end. The open second end fits around a front end of the weapon's body where a barrel slides into the body of the weapon and the open first end fits around a back end of the weapon leaving the barrel exposed. A top surface of the cover body includes a top opening and an upper flap affixed to the cover body covering the top opening. The cover body also has a first and second lateral side and a belt feed opening on one of the lateral sides of the cover body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Baxter
  • Publication number: 20120085013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rail cover for a firearm rail, and more particularly to a rail cover with a base and an insert. In one embodiment, a cover for a firearm rail includes a base with an upper portion and a lower portion. The lower portion has a groove dimensioned to engage a firearm rail. The cover also includes an insert for engaging the upper portion of the base. The upper portion of the base includes an overhang dimensioned to receive the insert. The groove retains the base to a firearm rail, and the overhang retains the insert to the base. The base is substantially rigid, and the insert is substantially flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Cahill
  • Patent number: 8141286
    Abstract: There is shown in this invention a face cheek rest for a firearm that cushions a shooter (to generally aim then shoot) against uncomfortable interaction with harsh surfaces on a firearm buttstock or body. The cheek rest provides a secure, easy to clamp on and use interface, which is very comfortable and cushioning. The device is made to be light weight as well as low cost and aesthetically pleasing. This cheek rest can be used equally well on a weapon employing a folding metal butt stock assembly, other type collapsible firearm butt stock, or most any other standard type firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Thomas W. Saur
  • Publication number: 20120042554
    Abstract: A cover for a firearm is disclosed. The firearm cover is shaped to complement the bottom of an upper portion of a two piece receiver. The firearm cover may be pinned to the bottom of an AR-15® upper receiver and may cover a bottom opening and/or a rear opening with in place. When secured in place, the firearm cover may capture a bolt carrier within an inner cavity of the upper receiver. Additionally, the firearm cover will protect the inner cavity, keeping dust, debris, and moisture out of the upper receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Wayne Rich
  • Publication number: 20120042558
    Abstract: A weapon protection device for enclosing a weapon. The weapon protection device protects the weapon from adverse conditions, including water, dust, dirt and sand. The weapon protection device features a material that is durable and generally puncture resistant, and impervious to water and is lightweight. The material is also heat resistant and tear resistant. The weapon protection device is compact when not in use and requires very little storage space. The weapon protection device features one or more pockets having a flap and an interior region under the flap. The interior region is made of a flexible, stretchy material that allow a user to fire the weapon with either hand while the weapon is inside the protection device when the user places their hand into one of the pockets and against the stretchy interior material. Although the interior material is less durable that the flap layer and the remained of the device, the interior layer is covered and thus not exposed to any elements that could puncture it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Nemo Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Cam Brensinger