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Firearms November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100293830 - Shotgun drum magazine: A magazine for shotgun shells for use with a shotgun including an open frame housing having a generally flat front and a generally flat rear portion connected and separated by spacers. The flat front and flat rear portions each include an annular groove, the annular groove forming an annular path... Agent: Gary K. Price, Esq. Bowers Harrison, LLP11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100287805 - Electronically ignited firearms: A firearm for firing electrically ignitable cartridges is described. An example firearm includes an electric circuit, a breech block, and a firing pin held in the breech block. The firing pin includes an ignition tip. Furthermore, the example firearm includes a contact lever, wherein movement of the contact lever is... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100287806 - Magazine release for use with pistol: A magazine release assembly for use with a pistol is disclosed. The magazine release assembly has a pin configured to be positioned through an end of a pistol trigger guard. There is a magazine release arm pivotally mounted to the pin. A magazine catch is also pivotally mounted to the... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
20100287807 - Owner recognition by portable guns: The invention presented in this work creates the possibility of a portable gun—revolver, pistol, carbine, riffle or hand-machine gun, to recognize its owner, in progressive levels of handling safety. Three levels of handling safety are established based on the evaluation of the grip force or its effect through material deformation... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20100287808 - Loop-shaped sling adapter for use on buffer tube assembly or rifle stock: A clamping sling attachment is configured for use on a carbine or rifle such as the M4 having it's a butt stock mounted on a cylindrical proximally projecting buffer tube, where a distal end of the buffer tube is threaded into the rear of the rifle's receiver. The sling attachment... Agent: J. Andrew Mckinney & Assoc., LLC
20100287809 - Integrated rail system and method for making and using same: Embodiments of the application can include an integrated rail system construction for a firearm with transverse ribs or tabs (e.g., picatinny rail) to include an undercut or slot at a front and/or rear face to cooperate with mounting structure for a detachable accessory. Embodiments of a rail structure can include... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100287810 - Methods and apparatus to support and stabilize equipment: Methods and apparatus to support and stabilize equipment according to various aspects of the present invention include a conformable support surface mounted to a rigid base. The rigid base may comprise a connector suitably configured to attach the rigid base to a secondary supportive device or stand. The conformable support... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100281725 - System and method for the remote measurement of the ammunition level, recording and display of the current level: This invention relates to a method, system and computer program product that monitors usage for man carried weapon systems; specifically a device to monitor ammunition level and weapon discharges through real time data collection, analysis and real time visual feedback to the operator. An ammunition level detecting system mounted on... Agent: Inna S. Shestul
20100281726 - Gun stabilizer: A damping device is disclosed which dampens movement of a weapon on an axis which is parallel to a longitudinal axis of the weapon.... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20100281727 - Shoulder fire arm: Shoulder fire arm comprising a frame a barrel and a stock for holding the weapon against the shoulder and or the cheek of the gunman wherein the stock is formed of a body and a recoil pad at the end of this body, the recoil pad being connected to the... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100281728 - Underwater gun comprising a barrel adapter including a barrel seal: An apparatus and method for sealing the barrel of an underwater gun between firings is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an adapter that attaches to the barrel and includes a physical adaptation that is capable of sealing the barrel. In some embodiments, the physical adaptation is actuated to un-seal the barrel... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100281730 - Underwater gun comprising a passive fluidic barrel seal: An apparatus and method for sealing the barrel of an underwater gun between firings is disclosed. The apparatus clears the barrel and/or prevents water from entering the barrel based on pressure variations.... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100281729 - Underwater gun comprising a plate-type barrel seal: An apparatus for sealing the barrel of an underwater gun between firings is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a magnetically-attractable water-impermeable disk. Via operation of a drive system, the disk is movable between a sealing position, wherein it prevents water from entering the barrel by moving into alignment with the first... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100281731 - Pivoting, non-detachable magazine: An improved firearm including a non-detachable, pivoting magazine is disclosed. The magazine is pivotally attached at its rear end to a sliding arm. The sliding arm is slidably retained within the magazine well of the firearm. The sliding arm is configured to move upwardly and downwardly within the track to... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20100281732 - Muzzle loading firearm with break-open action: A muzzle loading firearm with a break-open action includes a rear stock assembly and a barrel assembly. The barrel assembly includes an elongate barrel, having a bore with muzzle and breech ends, and a breech plug removably connected the breech end of the barrel, which encloses a chamber at the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100281733 - Bolt action firearm and its method of assembly: Several improvements to the components and assembly method of a bolt-action firearm are disclosed. An improved bolt includes two separate members, which makes the bolt less expensive to manufacture while having a stronger extension handle. An improved takedown system and buttonless stop provide two easy ways to remove a bolt... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100281734 - Multi-caliber bolt for a firearm: A bolt for a firearm is described that can be used to chamber, extract, and/or eject different cartridges that have different outside rim diameters. In one embodiment, the bolt includes a bolt head that is configured to engage the rearward end of a plurality of different cartridges. The bolt may... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100281735 - Slide catch-ejector assembly for firearm: A slide catch-ejector assembly for an autoloading firearm. An embodiment of a firearm having a slide catch-ejector assembly includes a housing, a slide slidably mounted on the housing for rearward and forward axial movement, and an assembly having a slide catch portion configured for engaging the slide and an ejector... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Allentown
20100281736 - Ambidextrous push-button magazine release for side-locking ammunition magazines: An ambidextrous magazine release for a firearm is provided for a firearm having a magazine well configured to operatively receive a magazine having a side-locking recess received within the well. The ambidextrous magazine release comprises a linkage moveable between an engaged position and a disengaged position having a lock pin... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20100281737 - Rifle magazine: The present invention relates to rifle magazines, and more particularly to an improved detachable magazine for a rifle. The improved magazine has an outer case with an open top end, a bottom end, and an internal cavity. The magazine also includes a follower that moves within the internal cavity. The... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100281739 - Adjustable dual stage trigger mechanism for semi-automatic weapons: A dual stage trigger assembly for a firearm. The trigger assembly comprises a spring loaded lightweight hammer, a spring loaded trigger, a spring loaded disconnector, a spring follower for the disconnector spring and two adjustment screws that allow the user the ability to adjust the sear face of the trigger... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100281738 - Striker assembly for use with a firearm: A striker assembly for a firearm and a method of assembly the striker assembly is disclosed. The striker assembly includes a generally cylindrical body having a first distal end, a middle portion, and a second distal end. A coaxial spring encompasses the middle portion of the body and abuts an... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100281740 - Systems and methods of a weapon for conditional activation of a cartridge: A weapon conditionally activates a cartridge. The cartridge has a projectile and a first mechanical feature. The weapon includes an activator and a station. The activator includes a second mechanical feature. The station positions the cartridge so that the first feature opposes the second feature. On condition that the first... Agent: Taser International, Inc.
20100281741 - Removable hand protector for semi automatic pistols: The device is an attachment for pistols for extending the rear of the grip or handle of the pistol, so that a user's hand or hands are not able to come into contact with the bottom of the slide of the handgun.... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20100281742 - Takedown rifle: A take-down rifle is described that can be separated into two halves to allow the rifle to be transported, cleaned, etc. easier. The takedown rifle includes a takedown mechanism that is used to couple the two halves of the rifle together. The takedown mechanism may move between a first position... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100281743 - Modular barrel assembly: A modular barrel assembly for firearms that includes a breech section formed from a high-strength material and a barrel section. the barrel section generally is formed separately from the breech section and can be formed from a different, lighter-weight material. Once formed, the barrel and breech sections are attached together... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20100281744 - Short magnum shotshell cartridge and firing assembly: A sabot-retaining shotshell cartridge and firing assembly including a barrel or barrel insert for firing the sabot-retaining shotshell cartridge. The shotshell cartridge includes a cylindrical hull, a sub-caliber projectile, a propellant charge, and a sabot. A central pathway or thin membrane is defined within the base of the sabot between... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100281747 - Firearm attachable bullet trap: A firearm attachable bullet trap for use on a gas operated firearm having a compensator attached to the barrel. The bullet trap captures bullets from live rounds and provides an visual and tactile indication of live rounds having been fired. The bullet trap is designed for the shooting of blank... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20100281746 - Muzzle loader unloading tool: The unloading tool of the present invention includes a tube having a breech end and a distal end. The unloading tool may have threads at the breech end of the tube for releasably engaging a breech of a firearm so as to facilitate the removal and reloading of powder with... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100281745 - Rifle launcher for small unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs): A launcher system and method for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), wherein the launcher system comprises a barrel comprising a prepackaged internal pusher cup configured behind the UAV housed within the barrel; an expansion chamber operatively connected around the barrel, wherein the barrel extends out of a first end of... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i
20100281748 - Compressible plug for a magazine well: A magazine well plug used to render a weapon safe and/or to prevent sand, water, and other contaminants from entering a weapon is described. The magazine well plug includes a main body substantially shaped to conform to the interior of a magazine well, an optional flange substantially disposed about the... Agent: Michael G. Crilly, Esquire
20100281749 - Method and apparatus for influencing reflections from an optical surface: An optical system has an optical component with a curved surface and zero optical power. The optical system is configured so that the optical component is the first optical structure encountered by radiation entering the optical system from externally thereof. According to a different aspect, a method is provided for... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100281750 - Firearm sight: A sight for a firearm including a body having an upper portion and a lower portion, the lower portion having opposing sidewalls. Each of the sidewalls including at least one protrusion. The protrusions abuttingly engage sidewalls of a barrel receptacle to secure the sight to the firearm. Additionally, the protrusions... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100281751 - Archery crossbow assembly: A cross bow assembly that combines the use of a peep sight as a rear sight and the quick range finder as a front sight to quickly ascertain the appropriate target and distance without the aid of other devices. The device alleviates the need to use a separate range finder... Agent: MckellarIPLaw, PLLC11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100275484 - Rail mounted recoil system for the forend of a firearm: A recoil reduction system for use with firearms. The recoil reduction system uses a lever coupled with a spring system and a slide rail to provide reduction of to the recoil of a firearm. The recoil reduction system can be is installed in a handgrip or in a forend. Accessories... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100275482 - Recoil suppression system for the stock of a firearm: A recoil suppression system for the stock of a firearm that includes an absorption assembly having an elongated body portion and a generally flat mounting plate having an outer periphery. The recoil suppression system includes a recoil housing with a piston ram, which is received into a cavity of the... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100275483 - Torsion spring recoil system for the forend of a firearm: A recoil reduction system for use with firearms. The recoil reduction system includes a cam coupled with a torsion spring which can provide resistance to a sliding member of a firearm, thus reducing recoil. The torsion spring and cam can be used as part of a recoil reduction system that... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100275485 - Ambidextrous bolt stop: An ambidextrous bolt stop for use with a firearm generally includes a first bolt stop element having a bolt stop finger and a first release lever operatively connected to a left side of a receiver of the firearm and a second bolt stop element having a second release lever operatively... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100275486 - Shotgun having an improved shotshell feeding mechanism: A shotgun includes an action that is capable of rapidly chambering a shotshell after the shotgun has run out of shotshells and is capable of allowing shotshells to be removed from the magazine without cycling the shotshells through the action.... Agent: Holland & Hart
20100275487 - Advanced muzzle loader ammunition: A fixed round of ammunition for a muzzle loader firearm. The round has a bullet within a sabot that is engaged to a consumable cartridge case. The case is filled with propellant that is precisely calibrated to provide optimal ballistic properties with the particular bullet it is engaged to. The... Agent: Atk C/o Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100275488 - Model 1911 type firearm safety lock: A firearm safety lock for an automatic pistol such as the Model 1911 firearm is disclosed. The safety lock includes a means of arresting the operation of the main trigger or hammer spring in the pistol grip of the firearm to prevent movement of the hammer, thereby locking the gun... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100275489 - Rifle accessory rail, communication, and power transfer system-battery pack: The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices.... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP
20100275490 - Stock of a repeating rifle and system casing of a repeating rifle for such a stock: The invention relates to a stock (2; 3) of a repeating rifle with a connection region (21; 22) for connecting the stock (2; 3) to a system casing (1), with the connection region (21; 22) containing curved end connection surfaces (24; 34) for contacting correspondingly curved contact surfaces (9; 10)... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100275491 - Blank firing barrels for semiautomatic pistols and method of repetitive blank fire: The present invention embodiments provide a barrel component with the forward under-portion of the barrel configured in various manners. For example, the configurations may include an upward displacement, or angular or radial contouring, of barrel material at the forward underside of a barrel component understation or projection. These configurations provide... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100275492 - Interchangeable screw choke and compensator for shotguns: An apparatus for use with a shotgun that includes an assembly having an interchangeable choke and compensator, and a lock nut for securing the compensator in a selected alignment with the choke. The current invention allows for shotguns, chokes, and compensators to be used interchangeably while still maintaining the correct... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100275493 - Barrel-mounted device for a firearm: The invention relates to rifled and smoothbore firearms and can be used in barrel-mounted devices for firing in the air and in the water. The inventive barrel-mounted device for firearms comprises a unit for joining to the barrel, a cap and a starting part with gas vents. The starting part... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20100275494 - Gun sight mounting device: In one embodiment according to the teachings of the present disclosure, an apparatus generally includes a gun mount portion and a sight mount portion that are coupled together by a resilient member. The gun mount portion provides attachment to a gun and the sight mount portion provides attachment to a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100275495 - Dot sighting device with large caliber: Provided is a dot sighting device with large caliber for binocular vision in which sighting can be performed rapidly and accurately by minimizing parallax. The dot sighting device is attached to and detached from a mount for a heavy machine gun. In addition, by using the dot sighting device with... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100275496 - Weapon aiming device: A weapon mountable aiming system has a multi-laser assembly having a first visible laser pointer assembly, a second infrared laser pointer assembly, and an infrared laser illuminator assembly whose generated light beams extend outwardly through an opening in an actuator used to adjust the divergence of the infrared laser illuminator... Agent: L-3 Insight Technology Incorporated Attn: Peter W. Murphy
20100275497 - Forward scout scope mount for firearm: A U-shaped mounting bracket is affixed around a rear iron sight housing. The mounting bracket includes a first and second bracket side that perpendicularly extend from the top bracket side. The first and second bracket sides are secured to the rear iron sight housing of a firearm by a hinge... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100275498 - Reduced eye relief, co-witnessing sight mount: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mounting assembly for mounting a reticle type sight on a long gun. The mounting assembly includes a mounting plate for securing the mounting assembly to a rearward portion of a long gun, and a mounting block coupled to a top portion of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PCPrevious industry: Card, picture, or sign exhibiting
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