Voltage-free connector integrated in a weapon rail

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 13257478
Grant Number 08769856
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-03-19
First Publication Date 2012-07-19
Publication Date 2012-07-19
Grant Date 2014-07-08
Owner Techni AS (Norway)
  • Berntsen, Magnus
  • Ghose, Rahul
  • Menzies, Steven
  • Nihei, Michael M.
  • Petersen, David Christian


A universal rail for a firearm has a plurality of through holes and a plurality of attachment points for ancillary equipment along a length of the universal rail, a fastener so as to be fastenable to the firearm, and a power or signal connection point arranged in at least one attachment point of the plurality of attachment points. The power or signal connection point has at least two contact pins surrounded by a seal, and a resilient portion and inner contact faces. The power or signal connection point is further connected to conductors arranged in the universal rail. The resilient portion ensures that the at least two contact pins and contact points are out of contact with each other when the ancillary equipment is not mounted on the universal rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass