Magnetic Holding Devices Patents (Class 42/99)
  • Patent number: 8845123
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting accessories to guns. Some embodiments provide gun mounts each including a body and a magnet to magnetically couple the mount to the gun. The bodies are shaped and dimensioned to mechanically retain the accessories (which can be flash lights). The magnets are mechanically coupled to the bodies (and can be an integral portion thereof) and cause magnetic fields. Given the shapes and dimensions of the bodies, the positions of the magnets relative to the bodies and relative to the barrels of the guns when the bodies abut the barrels, the magnetic field strengths are within a range sufficient to releasably and magnetically couple the magnets and the barrels. In some embodiments the magnetic field strengths are sufficient to limit the ranges of motion of the mounts relative to the guns during the shock created by firing the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Defender Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Marlin Fridley
  • Patent number: 8819984
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a firearm stabilization apparatus having (1) a main body further having a stopped dado which forms a depression on a front surface of the main body; a first magnet positioned within the depression; a slot along a edge of the main body; and a second magnet positioned within the slot; and (2) a firearm further with a third magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Asymmetric Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Borkowski, Michael Cress-Holton Clanton
  • Patent number: 8739453
    Abstract: A magnetic firearm support includes a base, at least one magnet in the base and a firearm cradle having a firearm space carried by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Barry Wayne Conner
  • Patent number: 8695935
    Abstract: A magnetically mountable firearm or sporting instrument holding device of relatively small compass which is readily removable and portable, and can be utilized for providing a convenient place for hunters and sporting enthusiasts to rest their guns and sporting instruments upright on the outside of their car or other metal surface, and to protect that surface from scratches. The magnetic portable firearm or sporting instrument holding device generally includes a universal retaining member for supporting firearms and other sporting instruments having two opposite ends, the first end of which constitutes a recessed receiving end with inwardly tapered arms for guiding the instrument in place, and the second end comprising a common or multi-component magnetic mounting base. The mounting base may include a joining platform collar to orientate, mount, secure, and support the retaining member, and prevent twisting of the magnetic element of the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SpecTech, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kasbohm
  • Patent number: 8656631
    Abstract: A sight assembly for a shotgun is provided and may include a housing. A light-collecting fiber may be supported by the housing and may extend along a longitudinal axis of the housing. A lens may be supported by the housing and may receive light from the fiber to display an aiming point. The lens may be spaced apart and separated from a distal end of the fiber by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Trijicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Koesler, Robert W. Condra, Edward J. Haney, Jeremiah Mauricio
  • Patent number: 8613157
    Abstract: The present inventive concept is generally directed to a magnetic, detachable, side-mounted, ammunition carrier for a gun, specifically for a rifle or shotgun. Generally speaking, the carrier is detachably located by a user on one of the sides of ammunition-chamber loading region of a rifle or shotgun. In an embodiment, the ammunition carrier is comprised of a substantially rigid, magnetic substrate on which is a plurality of flexible, elastic, radially closed, loops/sleeves that are each adapted to receive a shotgun shell or other round of ammunition. The ammunition carrier allows for the easy mounting and access of extra ammunition without having to modify the firearm from its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) configuration. In some variations, the ammunition carrier is further equipped with a non-magnetic tab of sorts to aid a user in the easy detachment of the device from the metal side of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Eric K. McCaffery
  • Publication number: 20130180152
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tactical accessory mount and aiming system, which may be magnetically secured to the slide of a pistol. The tactical accessory mount may have a longitudinal axis. The tactical accessory mount further may include a first wall substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis, a second wall spaced from the first wall, and a third wall disposed between the first and second walls. The third wall may include an inner surface with a first opening and a magnet disposed in the first opening. The inner surface and magnet may form a substantially planar surface. The first, second and third walls may form a three sided compartment which is configured and dimensioned to be slidably received on a pistol slide. The substantially planar surface may be positioned to magnetically adhere to the pistol slide and secure the tactical accessory mount to the pistol slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Walter Speroni
  • Patent number: 8403278
    Abstract: A magnetically mountable firearm or sporting instrument holding device of relatively small compass which is readily removable and portable, and can be utilized for providing a convenient place for hunters and sporting enthusiasts to rest their guns and sporting instruments upright on the outside of their car or other metal surface, and to protect that surface from scratches. The magnetic portable firearm or sporting instrument holding device generally includes a universal retaining member for supporting firearms and other sporting instruments having two opposite ends, the first end of which constitutes a recessed receiving end with inwardly tapered arms for guiding the instrument in place, and the second end comprising a common or multi-component magnetic mounting base. The mounting base may include a joining platform collar to orientate, mount, secure, and support the retaining member, and prevent twisting of the magnetic element of the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Kasbohm
  • Publication number: 20110235346
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting accessories to guns. Some embodiments provide gun mounts each including a body and a magnet to magnetically couple the mount to the gun. The bodies are shaped and dimensioned to mechanically retain the accessories (which can be flash lights). The magnets are mechanically coupled to the bodies (and can be an integral portion thereof) and cause magnetic fields. Given the shapes and dimensions of the bodies, the positions of the magnets relative to the bodies and relative to the barrels of the guns when the bodies abut the barrels, the magnetic field strengths are within a range sufficient to releasably and magnetically couple the magnets and the barrels. In some embodiments the magnetic field strengths are sufficient to limit the ranges of motion of the mounts relative to the guns during the shock created by firing the gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Marlin Fridley
  • Patent number: 7181881
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to lock a dust cover in a firearm housing are disclosed. An example firearm disclosed herein comprises a housing constructed substantially from non-magnetic material and defining an opening; a dust cover to cover the opening in the housing, the dust cover being pivotable between an open position and a closed position; and a magnetic lock to secure the dust cover in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch, GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Fischbach, Robert Knöpfle
  • Patent number: 6314777
    Abstract: A revolver-lock device including a positive means, for locking of the bullet cylinder, a lock-housing for containing lock mechanism components, an extension rod, an inner permanent magnet, an extension spring, a multiple number of balls or similar members, a housing sealing disc, an external magnet key with slot, means for preventing retraction of the locking expansion balls from the cylinder walls, for preventing insertion of bullets into the cylinder holes, and for preventing the cylinder from rotating, and thus operation of the trigger, hammer and firing pin, means for restricting the bullet firing caps to be off-line with the firing pin, means for preventing the revolver cylinder from being opened for loading, a method for high volume, low cost production due to simplicity of design, a quick activating/deactivating means for fast use of the revolver, a compact size and shape which allows easy casing of the revolver, a parts interchanging feature for similar revolvers of the same caliber and for different
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Gun Lock Corp.
    Inventor: Noel Lewis Allen
  • Patent number: 5937559
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an auto stand A for supporting a gun G in an unassisted fashion. A magnet 1 located within auto stand A attaches to the lower portion of the handle to provide the needed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Rick J Jennen
  • Patent number: 5261178
    Abstract: A substantially cylindrical holding device (22) for loaded half and full moon clips, having a base (10) containing holes (12): which receive cartridges (18) held by half or full moon clips (20): a centrally located substantially cylindrical wheel (16) having a diameter less than the base (10) diameter and nesting the passage of the remainder of the cartridges; has a flat top (16A) which has embedded in it magnets (14) which hold the loaded half or full moon clips to the flat top (16A): where the clips may be easily removed as required; an alternate contains a central recess (26) having a magnetic means (28) which receives the abutment of a speed loader 30 which has been fitted with a metallic means 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Peter A. Samish