Rifle And Pistol Mounts Patents (Class 89/37.04)
  • Patent number: 11112203
    Abstract: A system for shooting an armament includes a connector configured to connect to a supporting structure, a side to side windage device connected to the connector, an up and down windage device connected to the connector, at least one guide rail connected to the up and down windage device, a carriage slidably connected to the at least one guide rail, and a gas spring connected to the carriage and the up and down windage device. The system rests a gun during shooting, assists steady aim, and limits any significant jarring and recoil impacting the gun, the system and any support, as well as virtually eliminates recoil force borne by the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Marvin Badger Duncan, Jeffrey Wade Steffen, Kevin Douglas Bowdy, Stephen Clark Allison
  • Patent number: 10808880
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an adapter for connecting a firearm to a photographic support, the adapter comprising a body which can be detachably fixed to the photographic support, the adapter further comprising an elongate spigot extending from the body, wherein, in use, the spigot magnetically engages a mounting element fast or integral with the firearm. The disclosure also relates to combinations including an adapter and a photographic support, and/or a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Spartan Precision Equipment Limited
    Inventor: Robert Gearing
  • Patent number: 10684090
    Abstract: A firearm disassembly bed system comprised of a top unit a base unit, and apparatus for attaching the top unit and base unit to each other in a reversible manner. The firearm disassembly bed system is further comprised of a Y-block and apparatus for securely fitting the Y-block to the top unit in a manner to provide for safe maintenance of a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent R Agnelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9829265
    Abstract: A shooting rest may be provided. The shooting rest may reduce the recoil, muzzle rise, and shock wave from firing a rifle or other weapon. A target may remain in the cross hairs while shooting, thus facilitating target memory or easy and fast target re-acquisition. When testing the amount of powder in a casing and weight of bullet in a reloaded round, the shooting rest may help eliminate movement variables so assessment of reloaded ammunition can be more accurately observed. The shooting rest may include a rear support, a front support, a frame, and a lock down bar to secure the front support to a shooting bench or table. The rear support may prevent the muzzle from moving upward and the front support may absorb some of the recoil energy to keep the target in sight. The frame may be secured by the lock down bar and may connect the front support to the table. Safety may be greatly enhanced by having the gun secured to a table during cleaning and maintenance operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: James Casey Reed
  • Patent number: 9618292
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a firearm having a forestock and a stock, the apparatus including at least two supports, each having an upper end portion and a lower end portion that is opposingly disposed from the upper end portion. A first and second support is configured to be removably attached at their respective upper end portion to the forestock and stock, respectively, of the firearm. Further disclosed is a base including at least one support receiver configured for removably engaging one of the first or second support at its lower end portion. Upon firing the firearm, recoil occurs without restriction as the removably engaged support disengages from the at least one support receiver and the firearm is returnable to the position prior to the firing of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Precision Accuracy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Hancosky
  • Patent number: 9546839
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a firearm having a forestock and a stock, the apparatus including at least two supports, each having an upper end portion and a lower end portion that is opposingly disposed from the upper end portion. A first and second support is configured to be removably attached at their respective upper end portion to the forestock and stock, respectively, of the firearm. Further disclosed is a base including at least one support receiver configured for removably engaging one of the first or second support at its lower end portion. Upon firing the firearm, recoil occurs without restriction as the removably engaged support disengages from the at least one support receiver and the firearm is returnable to the position prior to the firing of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Precision Accuracy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Hancosky
  • Patent number: 9383157
    Abstract: A firearm support apparatus for supporting a firearm in a generally horizontal orientation. The firearm support apparatus includes a support plate configured to horizontally support the firearm on both a top face and a bottom face 200 of the support plate. The support plate additionally includes a plurality of projections for providing horizontal restraint to the firearm, and a plurality of cutouts configured to provide clearance and access to portions of the firearm. The firearm support apparatus includes two moveable bosses for frictionally securing the firearm to the firearm support apparatus. The firearm support apparatus includes a striker holder for supporting a striker of the firearm in a generally vertical orientation, and a trigger holder for supporting a trigger of the firearm in a generally horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Folk
  • Patent number: 9297610
    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: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Asymmetric Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Borkowski, Michael Cress-Holton Clanton
  • Patent number: 9163893
    Abstract: An adjustable rifle support for use on a window sill of a blind or similar structure includes three main parts or assemblies: an elongated member having a forward end and a rearward end; a forward support assembly attached to the forward end and a rearward support assembly on the rearward end of the elongated member. The adjustable rifle support further includes five adjustments, all of which may be adjusted without tools, while the shooter is in position for aiming and shooting the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Tommy Joe Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9140512
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a firearm recoil suppressor comprises a boot for receiving the butt-stock, at least one means for suppressing the recoil, a base, and a base fixture device. In one embodiment, the suppressing means comprises at least one hydraulic shock absorber, such as a piston and cylinder, or other shock absorber known to those with skill in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jim Juel Witchel
  • Patent number: 9121665
    Abstract: A firearm stock having a bipod on the end of the fore-stock with legs that store in channels formed inside the fore-stock and which permits the canting movement of the deployed bipod with respect to the stock. The bipod legs are pulled from their stored positions to extended positions and then pivoted to their splayed and deployed positions perpendicular to the axis of the stock. The stock also pivotally and optionally carries a monopod in the underside of the butt stock for pivoting rearward to its deployed position, urged by a spring into both the deployed and stored positions. The bipod legs may telescope and are exchangeable with different types of legs; the monopod is extendable and may be stored in its extended position against the underside of the butt stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Richard A. Hinds
  • Patent number: 9021728
    Abstract: A firearm recoil return assembly includes an assembly housing adapted for attachment to the firearm; an accessory attachment rail carried by the assembly housing and adapted for attachment to the firearm support, the assembly housing positional in and between a firearm pre-recoil position and a firearm recoil position on the accessory attachment rail; and a housing return mechanism carried by the assembly housing and engaging the accessory attachment rail, the housing return mechanism normally biasing the assembly housing in the firearm pre-recoil position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Kocmich, IV, Edward Kocmich, V
  • Patent number: 8910407
    Abstract: A handgun forearm support suitable, for example, for target and competitive handgun shooting, includes a grip adaptor configured to engage the grip of a handgun, an intermediate joint member that attaches to a proximal end of the grip adaptor with a pivot assembly, and a forearm brace that rotatably and lockably engages a proximal end of the intermediate joint member. Preferably the locking engagement is hand-operable, for example a joint having mating parts with interlocking radial teeth, with a wing nut and bolt engagement. The grip adaptor may insert into a recess in the handgun grip, or engage the sides of the handgun grip. One or more removably locking pins or screws lock the handgun to the grip adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Rajpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 8905282
    Abstract: An accessory mounting apparatus is provided for coupling to a vehicle roll bar. The accessory mounting apparatus illustratively includes a driver side clamping device configured to be secured to a driver side upright of the roll bar, and a passenger side clamping device configured to be secured to the passenger side upright of the roll bar. Protective sleeves cooperate with the clamping devices to protect the roll bar from damaging contact therewith. A laterally extending cross member extends between the driver side clamping device and the passenger side clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jason E. Miller, Brent Terry, Garric Henry
  • Patent number: 8898948
    Abstract: Foldable and flippable adapter devices, apparatus, systems and methods of attaching accessories, such as grips and lights to firearms. Adapters can include a slidable thumb switch for locking a swinging plate with side rails to a main plate, and spring loaded detents for locking the swinging plate in substantially vertical orientations. A folding rail adapter can be substituted for the existing rail system on firearms to allow the rail to be directly attached to the firearm. A flipping rail adapter can have a pivotal lever which supports a folding rail in an open position. Springably biased detent pins allow the lever to lock open. Pushing the lever back will overcome the springs so that the pins can pass out of the detents allowing the folding rail to move to a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Gaddini, Mark Best
  • Patent number: 8863430
    Abstract: A bipod kit for a firearm has a bipod leg mounting body and a firearm structural component. The bipod leg mounting body has a substantially round central passage defining an interior side surface thereof and has two leg mounting structures on an exterior side surface thereof generally opposite the interior side surface. The firearm structural component can be mounted on the firearm at an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) mounting structure thereof. The firearm structural component includes a bipod mounting portion integral therewith. The bipod mounting portion is cylindrical and is rotatably mounted within the central passage of the bipod leg mounting body. The bipod mounting portion is configured such that a barrel of the firearm extends through a central passage thereof when the firearm structural component is mounted on the firearm at the OEM mounting structure thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Avery Poling
  • Patent number: 8857096
    Abstract: A forward pistol mount for mounting a pistol to a rifle. The forward pistol mount has an external mount structure that attaches to the lower tactical rail of the rifle. The pistol is attached to an internal mount structure of the forward pistol mount. The internal mount structure is positioned within the external mount structure and clamps around the lower tactical rail of the pistol. A securing mechanism that can be positioned on either side of the forward pistol mount allows for the quick release or insertion of the pistol within the internal mount structure. The present invention allows the pistol to provide the same grip as a pistol grip accessory but with the actual firing power of a gun, thus allowing for zero transition time between weapons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Rhea McClintock
  • Patent number: 8813407
    Abstract: A firearm rest includes a connection portion and a handle portion. The connection portion is configured to connect the firearm rest to an elongate support member when in a connected position, and permit axial movement of the firearm rest along the elongate support member when in a released position. The connection portion includes an aperture and first and second contact portions. The aperture is sized to receive the elongate support member. The first contact portion is positioned at one side of the aperture and arranged to contact the elongate support member. The second contact portion is positioned at an opposite side of the aperture and arranged to contact the elongate support member. The handle portion extends from the connection portion and includes a support surface configured to support a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Craig J. Sargent, Anthony A. Foster
  • Patent number: 8739452
    Abstract: A weapon system includes a long gun, such as a rifle or a shotgun, a handgun, and a bracket secured to the rifle or shotgun around the barrel. The bracket permits swiveling and firing the handgun while attached to the long gun. The bracket includes a swivel ball joint below the long-gun barrel and an attachment brace that releasably connects the swivel ball joint and the handgun. The handgun may be a semi-automatic pistol where a slide moves back and forth when fired. The attachment brace has a top section and a bottom section. The top section goes around the slide so that it does not interfere with its movement. The bottom section contacts the handgun below the slide to securely attach the handgun to the rifle or shotgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SGPP Associates, Trustee for Secondary Gun Pivot Pistol CRT Trust
    Inventor: S. Mill Calvert
  • Patent number: 8733227
    Abstract: A stand mountable weapon support assembly includes a base and a bracket attached to the base. The bracket couples the base to a tree stand. A post has a first end and a second end. The first end is pivotally coupled to the base and the post is positionable between a deployed position extending upwardly from the base or in a stored position lying on the base. A gun holder is attached to the post adjacent to the second end. A gun is supportable by the base and the post in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Travis Ridgeway, Danny Ridgeway
  • Patent number: 8727294
    Abstract: A handgun holding system featuring a base plate with a pair of slots, each slot has a bracket that can slide and rotate within its respective slot. The first bracket has a spring clip for temporarily engaging the grip portion of a handgun, and the second bracket has a boot with an inner magnet for temporarily engaging the barrel of the handgun. The base plate can be mounted to a surface via a mounting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas C. Harms
  • Patent number: 8720100
    Abstract: A weapon system includes a first handgun, a second handgun and a clamp removably connecting the first handgun and the second handgun. The clamp includes a bracket securing to the first handgun over the grip and above the magazine butt plate. The clamp has a ball joint connected to the bracket below the magazine butt plate. The clamp includes a beam connected to the ball joint. The clamp includes an attachment brace connected to the distal end of the beam. The attachment brace releasably holds the second handgun. The attachment brace is tighten-able to the second handgun such that the muzzle of the second handgun can be adjusted to a rotatable position in three dimensions. The second handgun can also be fired when in such rotatable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DHACC Associates
    Inventor: S. Mill Calvert
  • Patent number: 8720101
    Abstract: A shooting bench includes a frame having at least two legs. The at least two legs are connected at a pivot. A table is connected to the frame at a first bracket. The first bracket is configured to slide along a length of a first one of the at least two legs to transition the shooting bench between a deployed configuration and a collapsed configuration. The table may include a cross bar. A gun mount may be adjustably coupled to the crossbar of the table. A first locking device can be mounted to the crossbar and configured to selectively permit movement of the gun mount in a first direction with respect to the table. A second locking device can be mounted to the cross bar and configured to selectively permit movement of the gun mount in a second direction with respect to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Cabela's
    Inventors: Ronald D. Nelson, Luke Humphreys, Ryan E. Wellman
  • Patent number: 8683909
    Abstract: An exemplary hunting rifle support includes a mounting bracket mountable to a tree using a strap extending through apertures. A gun can be supported above or be hung below the appendages of a support arm that pivotally extends out from the mounting bracket. Support flanges extending from a mounting bracket base allow for upright and stable mounting to support structures, and gripping flanges resist tilting from the swiveling of the support arm. Fasteners extending to varying degrees through opposing support flanges rotate the mounting bracket with respect to the mounted tree. A pair of primary flanges extending from the mounting bracket base forms a primary valley, and a secondary flange between the primary flanges forms a secondary valley, the valleys able to complementarily receive portions of the support arm. A barrel support member extending above the support arm stabilizes the gun as the hunter aims at a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Oak Sturdy, LLC
    Inventor: William J. Copus
  • Patent number: 8613564
    Abstract: A quick disconnect device for detachably holding a long gun or other elongated emergency tool (EET). The quick disconnect device receives and captures the ball of a ball-and-stem structure that is attached to the EET. The quick disconnect device may allow the EET to rotate about the central axis of the stem, but otherwise prevents relative translational and rotational motion between the EET and the quick disconnect device. The quick disconnect device is especially suitable for mounting to clothing, such as a utility belt or a ballistic vest. the quick disconnect device allows the EET to be inserted without requiring the user to directly manipulate the quick connection device, but requires the user to manipulate some sort of mechanism on the quick connect device in order to release the EET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Busch
  • Patent number: 8607491
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of canting, tilting, and rotating firearms such as rifles relative to fore grip. One version allows for a rocking and canting of the firearm by pivotally attaching an upper portion of expanded legs. Another version allows for a separate canting member to be clamped to both the upper portion of a vertical fore grip and to the lower mounting rail of the firearm. The canting member has portions that cant (move to the left or to the right) relative to one another. An operator can cant the firearm in a free-state or to fixed positions as desired. Another canting embodiment allows for an extra sleeve to compress the legs on the fore grip inward allowing the upper pivoted connection of the legs to move within the lower fore grip housing. Embodiments to allow the fore grip to rotate can also made part of the fore grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Moody, Joseph D. Gaddini
  • Patent number: 8590440
    Abstract: A firearm support structure comprising a main shaft with a bottom end, a bipod connector unit, a slidable first support that is movable along the main shaft between the handle and the bipod connector unit, a rotatable second support that is situated between the slidable first support and the bottom end of the main shaft, and a walking stick handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Mitch Gallo
  • Patent number: 8578645
    Abstract: A firearm holding device for holding a firearm having a forend, a grip and a buttstock. The holding device comprises a base having a longitudinal axis, a forend support mounted on the base for supporting the forend of the firearm, a grip support mounted on the base for supporting the grip of the firearm, and a buttstock support mounted on the base for supporting the buttstock of the firearm. At least one of the forend support, grip support and buttstock support are moveable on the base along the longitudinal axis of the base to accommodate various sizes and types of firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Cauley
  • Patent number: 8578644
    Abstract: A light and accessory mount having a mounting bracket for attaching to a weapon mount, the mounting bracket having a proximal side and a distal side, the proximal side of the mounting bracket having one or more mounting holes for connecting the mounting bracket to the weapon mount with mounting fasteners and one or more lugs to engage bosses on the weapon mount; the distal side of the mounting bracket having one or more attachment holes and one of more bosses for attaching a channel assembly to the mounting bracket; the channel assembly including a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having one or more attachment points for attaching the channel assembly to the mounting bracket with one or more attachment fasteners and one or more lugs to engage bosses on the distal end of the mounting bracket; and the distal end of the channel assembly having one or more rails for attaching devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Military Systems Group
    Inventors: Terry B. Oquin, Erik L. Partridge, Benjamin H. Marsico, Christopher T. Ford, Kurtis J. Oetken
  • Patent number: 8544202
    Abstract: A shooting rest assembly is engageable with a stand for supporting a weapon in the stand. The shooting rest assembly includes a base having at least one clamp for coupling to the stand. A platform is rotatably coupled to the base and has a platform frame and a telescoping member telescopically coupled to the platform frame. The telescoping member is configured to move along a longitudinal axis relative to the platform frame between a retracted position and an extended position. A front rest and a rear rest are spaced along the longitudinal axis and are mounted to the telescoping member in fixed positions so that each of the front rest and the rear rest move with the telescoping member as the telescoping member moves along the longitudinal axis between the retracted and extended positions relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Demonic Buck Hunting Products LLC
    Inventor: David B. Bastian, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8522470
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to stabilizers for rifles. More specifically, the invention is a rear rifle stabilizer (RRS) designed to replace the current methods of stabilizing a rifle for accurate fire. The RRS comprises a base block having a recess at the top thereof such as a curved U-shaped or V-shaped recess. Lining the recess is an air bladder operatively connected to a hand operated air pump and release valve capable of very minor movement. The purpose of the air bladder is to give the shooter the ability to make very small adjustments in elevation without taking his/her eye away from the sights of the rifle or make any major body movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Neil H Mangum
  • Patent number: 8505230
    Abstract: A robot mounting device includes a pair of spaced-apart arms adapted to retain robot body of a surveillance robot. The robot mounting device also includes a latching mechanism to secure the robot mounting device to a rifle. The positioning of the robot can be adjusted within robot mounting device to site a camera in the axle of the robot with respect to the rifle. The rifle can then be oriented to obtain visual imagery of an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ReconRobotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Kossett, Ernest Langdon, Wade D. Palashewski
  • Patent number: 8474170
    Abstract: A firearm support device includes a carriage movably coupled to a base structure. Movement of the carriage is restricted to a single axis of direction. The firearm support device may also include an attachment feature for mounting a portion of a firearm and a striker assembly for triggering a projectile. A firearm support device may include a carriage slidably coupled to rails of a base structure restricting movement of the carriage to a single axis of direction. The firearm support device may also include an attachment feature for mounting a firearm and a biasing feature coupled to the carriage and the base structure biasing the carriage in an initial position. A method of testing a firearm may include removing a barrel from a firearm, mounting the barrel to a support device, restricting the barrel to a single axis of movement, and firing a projectile with a firing pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest M. Durham, John R. Ader
  • Patent number: 8464628
    Abstract: Attachment mechanisms for attaching firearms to support structures are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an attachment mechanism for attaching a firearm to a support structure includes an interface member coupled to a latching subassembly. The latching subassembly includes having an attachment portion and a latching arm. The attachment portion is configured to engage a connector fastened to the firearm through the aperture, and the latching arm lockably retains the attachment portion proximate to the interface member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell A. Potterfield, Tim Kinney, Dennis Cauley, Yan-Jiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 8459171
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a semi-automatic firearm supports the weight of a firing unit (receiver, barrel and trigger) in a slide stand on or from a support structure so that a user does not have to bear any or at least a significant portion of the firearm's weight. Through a sliding interface, the firing unit is manually pushed by a user's thumb(s) to slide forward in the slide stand until a trigger actuator depresses the trigger. The trigger actuator may include a rod or a rest for a user's finger. Recoil energy from a discharged bullet pushes the firing unit rearwardly back to the starting position. The slide stand can include a convex or articulating base for variable aiming, or a fixed base for sharp-shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Slide Fire Solutions LP
    Inventor: Jeremiah Cottle
  • Patent number: 8458946
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting a bipod to a Picatinny rail of a firearm may include a base having upper and lower portions. The upper portion may include a generally planar surface with longitudinal edges. The lower portion may include a cylinder having a through bore. First and second support members may be disposed along the longitudinal edges. The first support member may define a female mating configuration of one side of the Picatinny rail. A locking bar may be detachably connected to the upper portion of the base. The locking bar may have an interior surface. A leaf spring may be fixed to an underside of the upper portion of the base. The interior surface of the locking bar and the second support member may define a female mating configuration of another side of the Picatinny rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Matas Victor Pintsch
  • Patent number: 8443540
    Abstract: A bipod kit for a firearm has a bipod leg mounting body and a firearm structural component. The bipod leg mounting body has a substantially round central passage defining an interior side surface thereof and has two leg mounting structures on an exterior side surface thereof generally opposite the interior side surface. The firearm structural component is mountable on the firearm at an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) mounting structure thereof. The firearm structural component includes a bipod mounting portion integral therewith. The bipod mounting portion is cylindrical and is rotatably mounted within the central passage of the bipod leg mounting body. The bipod mounting portion is configured such that a barrel of the firearm extends through a central passage thereof when the firearm structural component is mounted on the firearm at the OEM mounting structure thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Dale Avery Poling
  • Patent number: 8444034
    Abstract: A gun mounting apparatus for utility terrain vehicles comprising: a first inverted L-shaped tubular member comprising a first attacher, a second inverted L-shaped tubular member comprising a second attacher, an obliquely oriented tubular member having a first tubular member end and a second tubular member end with a gun grip attached to each tubular member end and a first elastic cord and a second elastic cord. The first and the second inverted L-shaped tubular member may be partially inserted into receiving holes in side walls of a bed-box of a utility terrain vehicle and may be additionally secured to the vehicle via the first and second elastic cord which are attached to the first and second attacher. The gun mounting apparatus for utility terrain vehicles is suitable for transporting at least one weapon securely fastened to the gun grips which are attached to the obliquely oriented tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Bennett
  • Patent number: 8418394
    Abstract: A clamping assembly for releasably attaching an accessory such as a bipod to an upwardly projecting elongate support such as a picatinny-style mounting rail includes a clamping mount configured to releasably attach to the upward facing picatinny rail, so that the bipod, when deployed, suspends a device to be supported between the bipod's legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Keng's Firearms Specialty, Inc.
    Inventor: Da Keng
  • Patent number: 8393104
    Abstract: Adapter devices, apparatus, systems and methods of allowing a firearm to be supported by a foldable fore grip/gun handle. The fore grip gun handle can have bipod type legs that can be extendable from the handle. The fore grip handle can be just a vertical extension. The adapter can allow for the fore grip/gun handle to move from a fold back position along the bottom of the firearm so that the firearm can be easily carried, and the adapter to can allow for the handle to move down to a vertical support position beneath the firearm when the firearm is to be used. The adapter can also support a light in both a folded position and in a downwardly extended position, where light can be aimed forward, rearward to the side and/or pointed down from the firearm. The adapter can allow for a dual functioning component that can be either or both a fore grip and/or a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Moody, Joseph D. Gaddini, Mark Best
  • Patent number: 8371056
    Abstract: A firearm accessory rail adaptor bracket includes a bracket body, a rifle attachment jaw assembly carried by the bracket body, a first jaw operating mechanism provided in the rifle attachment jaw assembly, a pistol attachment jaw assembly carried by the bracket body and a second jaw operating mechanism provided in the pistol attachment jaw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Baker, Karen Baker
  • Patent number: 8356442
    Abstract: Adjustable shooting rests and shooting rest assemblies are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shooting rest includes a rest assembly for supporting a forestock of a firearm. The rest assembly includes a base member and first and second upright members extending from the base member. A position of each of the first and second upright members is independently adjustable with reference to the base member. The shooting rest also includes a support assembly coupled to the rest assembly to move the rest assembly in a first direction and in a second direction. The first and second directions are in a plane generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the firearm. The shooting rest further includes a base coupled to the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell A. Potterfield, Robert Joseph Zara, Jim Gianladis, Mark Wasson, Adam Birk, Dennis Cauley
  • Publication number: 20130000477
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dampening vibration forces being transmitted from a vehicle to a firearm mount and firearm to permit substantially vibration free aiming and firing of the firearm from the moving vehicle. A support member supports a pliable membrane and permits flexing movement of a region of the membrane in response to vibration forces. A firearm mount is secured to a flexing region of the membrane. Vibration forces transmitted from the vehicle to the firearm mount are dampened by flexing of the membrane due to the mass of the firearm thereby permitting the firearm to remain stabilized for accurate aiming and firing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Mark C. Larue
  • Patent number: 8341866
    Abstract: Foldable and flippable adapter devices, apparatus, systems and methods of attaching accessories to firearm rails. Accessories can include fore grips, and lights. Adapters can include a slidable thumb switch for locking a swinging plate with side rails to a main plate, and spring loaded detents for locking the swinging plate in substantially vertical orientations. A folding rail adapter can be substituted for the existing rail system on firearms to allow the rail to be directly attached to the firearm. A flipping rail adapter can have a pivotal lever which supports a folding rail in an open position. Springably biased detent pins allow the lever to lock open. Pushing the lever back will overcome the springs so that the pins can pass out of the detents allowing the folding rail to move to a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Grip Pod Systems International, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph D. Gaddini, Mark Best
  • Patent number: 8327570
    Abstract: Adjustable firearm supports, and more specifically adjustable bipods, are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a firearm support includes a stock mount assembly configured to support a forestock of the firearm and an attachment assembly carried by the stock mount assembly. The attachment assembly is configured to releasably attach to the forestock of the firearm. The firearm support also includes first and second legs operably coupled to the support plate. Each leg is pivotable between a stowed position and an extended position. In the stowed position the legs are generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the firearm, and in the extended position the legs are generally transverse to the longitudinal axis of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell A. Potterfield, Tim Kinney, Dennis Cauley, Yan-Jiang Zhou
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8316571
    Abstract: A method of installing a rifle scope to a rifle such that when the rifle is transversely level, the vertical line of the scope reticle is aligned with the direction of bullet drop. The method uses a mounting facilitating fixture having a rifle vice and a rifle vice transverse orientation adjustment device. First, the rifle is clamped into the rifle vice and the rifle vice transverse orientation adjustment device is adjusted until the rifle is transversely level. Then, while the rifle is still held in a transversely level position in the rifle vice, a scope having a vertical line in the reticle is connected to the rifle so that the vertical line is plumb in relation to the Earth. Because both the direction of bullet drop and the vertical line of the scope reticle are aligned with gravity, they are aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Darrell Holland
  • Patent number: 8307576
    Abstract: A firearm support apparatus has a table element having legs for supporting the table element in a generally horizontal configuration, a forward cradle assembly mounted on a forward portion of the table element, and a rearward cradle assembly mounted on a rearward portion of the table element. The forward cradle assembly may comprise a mounting post, an adjustment plate mounted on the mounting collar and extending laterally therefrom, and a pair of adjustment collars mounted on the adjustment plate laterally spaced from one another. A lateral adjustment rod has ends engaged with the adjustment collars, and an externally threaded median portion threadedly engaged with an adjustment slide. A forward cradle is mounted on an adjustment slide for adjustable mounting a forward part of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Bogart, Daniel Bogart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8297565
    Abstract: A portable support mount designed for attachment to a shooting rail or other surface in order to support a rifle or other object. The portable support mount attaches to and is held level on a surface by means of a spring clamp and a stabilization bar with bumpers made of rubber attached to the ends of the stabilization bar. The spring clamp is fused to a support tube housing a rod that can vary the height of the mount. On top of the rod is a detachable holding member on which a user places the forend of a rifle while aiming and firing it. In addition, the holding member can be removed from the portable support mount, and the rod can attach to a camera, telescope, small video camera, or other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Graeme S. McLinda
  • Patent number: 8291633
    Abstract: A bipod for a light-weight machine gun is disclosed. The bipod has tubular telescoping legs with large ground-engaging feet that may be extended and retracted to discreet locking positions. The bipod has a spring-based system that allows a user to pivot the bipod legs about cylinder-in-a-cylinder pivot pins, either towards or away from the barrel muzzle with one hand, thus giving 180 degrees of travel. The bipod is attachable to a machine gun with a round yoke using a stepped screw and compression spring that assures yoke remains tightly secured to body, but rotatable for traversing, during extended use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: FN Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Hass, Robert Wayne Sewell, Edward P. Schmitter