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1.

BATTERY SYSTEM FOR HELMET MOUNT ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18544128
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-18
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Turner, Elliott S.

Abstract

Battery pack system for helmet mount assembly comprises a center base module for electrical and physical attachment to a helmet mount. First and second battery packs configured for removable attachment to the center base module each have a pair of protruding attachment lugs. Each attachment lug has a first magnetic fastener element and a first electrical connector element. The center base module has a first and second side surfaces configured for detachably securing the first and second battery packs, respectively. Each of the first and second side surfaces comprise a pair of lug receptacles for receiving a respective one of the pairs of protruding attachment lugs. Each lug receptacle has a second magnetic fastener element for physically coupling to a respective one of the first magnetic fastener elements. Each lug receptacle has a second electrical connector element for electrically coupling to a respective one of the first electrical connector elements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/244 - Secondary casings; Racks; Suspension devices; Carrying devices; Holders characterised by their mounting method
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • F41H 1/04 - Protection helmets
  • H01M 50/247 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for portable devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers, hand tools or pacemakers

2.

HELMET ACCESSORY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18500657
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Turner, Elliott S.
  • Reichl, Mathew A.

Abstract

A helmet accessory system comprises first and second ear brackets, for attachment to a helmet, having a side shroud housing for securing to the side of the helmet and an extension portion curving toward the rear of the helmet. The extension portions enclose circuitry electrically coupled to first sets of electrical contacts on the ear brackets and second sets of electrical contacts on the extension portion. An electrical hot shoe mounting member disposed on the rear portion of the helmet is configured for electrical communication with a helmet power and data circuit. A hot shoe adapter bridge for detachably and electrically coupling to the electrical hot shoe mounting member is operable to couple first and second ear brackets to the helmet power and data circuit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

3.

RECLINING HELMET MOUNT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18388903
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-13
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A helmet mount apparatus includes a reclining mount assembly having transversely spaced apart pivot arms. An upper end of each pivot arm is attached to a mount base member and configured for pivoting movement about a first transverse pivot axis. A lower end of each pivot arm is attached to a viewing device and configured for pivoting movement about a second transverse pivot axis. The pivot arms are pivotable about the first transverse pivot axis between a viewing position in front of an eye of a user and a stowed position above the helmet. The pivot arms are pivotable about the second transverse pivot axis to adjust a viewing angle of the viewing device or reduce a profile of the viewing device when the pivot arms are in the viewing position or stowed position, respectively.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • A42B 3/32 - Collapsible helmets; Helmets made of separable parts

4.

WEAPON SYSTEM WITH OPERATOR IDENTIFICATION

      
Application Number 18387395
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Assadi, Roula

Abstract

A weapon system for a firearm includes a processor, the processor having an associated memory, and an optical reader, the optical reader configured to receive operator-identification information and transmit the operator-identification information to the processor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/06 - Electric or electromechanical safeties
  • A61F 11/14 - Protective devices for the ears external, e.g. earcaps or earmuffs
  • F41A 17/30 - Multiple safeties, i.e. safeties acting on at least one element of the firing mechanism and at least one other element of the gun, e.g. the moving barrel
  • G06K 7/14 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation using light without selection of wavelength, e.g. sensing reflected white light
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions

5.

PERSONAL DIGITAL MODULE

      
Application Number 18380537
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-16
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Reichl, Mathew A.

Abstract

A personal digital module comprises a housing and a processor with an associated computer-readable memory disposed within the housing. The memory is operably coupled to the processor and encoded with executable instructions. A human-viewable display operably is coupled to the processor and disposed within the housing. A connection interface is disposed on the housing and is configured for detachable and interchangeable attachment of first device and a second device. The processor is configured, upon execution of the executable instructions, to perform a first function associated with the first device when the personal digital module is attached to the first device and to perform a second function associated with the second device when the personal digital module is attached to the second device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G04G 21/02 - Detectors of external physical values, e.g. temperature
  • G04G 17/08 - Housings
  • G04G 21/04 - Input or output devices integrated in time-pieces using radio waves
  • G04G 21/08 - Touch switches specially adapted for time-pieces
  • G06F 21/32 - User authentication using biometric data, e.g. fingerprints, iris scans or voiceprints

6.

GRENADE LAUNCHER WITH INTEGRAL FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18199106
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-18
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A grenade launcher apparatus having an integral fire control system includes a receiver having a fore end portion, a pivotally attached to the fore end portion, the barrel having a muzzle end and a breech end. A trigger assembly is coupled to the receiver adjacent the breech end of the barrel and a hand grip is attached to the receiver adjacent the trigger assembly. A buttstock assembly is coupled to the receiver and a fire control system secured to the fore end portion of the receiver. In another aspect, a fire control system is provided. In yet another aspect, a method aiming a grenade launcher apparatus is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41F 1/00 - Launching apparatus for projecting projectiles or missiles from barrels, e.g. cannons; Harpoon guns

7.

SCOPE MOUNT SYSTEM WITH OFFSET ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT MOUNT

      
Application Number 18241455
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-01
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A mount for attaching an optical scope to a weapon includes a base and front and rear lower clamping members extending from the base. The rear lower clamping member is axially spaced apart from the front lower clamping member. A front upper clamping member is attached to the front lower clamping member to define a front scope ring having a front cylindrical bore. A rear upper clamping member is attached to the rear lower clamping member to define a rear scope ring having a rear cylindrical bore, and wherein the front and rear cylindrical bores are co-aligned with a first axis. An accessory mount configured to receive a weapon accessory extends from the front upper clamping member and has an elongate portion extending along a second axis. The first axis and second axis are parallel and the second axis is laterally offset with respect to the first axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41G 1/54 - Devices for testing or checking

8.

JUNCTION BOX INTERFACE FOR WEAPON ACCESSORY REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

      
Application Number 18228843
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.

Abstract

A junction box for a weapon accessory device is provided for electrically coupling a remote control unit to the weapon accessory device, the remote control unit having one or more manually actuatable switches. The junction box comprises a housing having a mounting face and a connection face, wherein the mounting face is configured to face a complementary mounting surface of the weapon accessory device when the junction box is mounted to the weapon accessory device. The connection face is configured to couple to an electrical cable electrically coupled to the remote control unit. A plurality of electrical conductors are held within the housing and comprise mating contact portions disposed at the mounting face and configured to contact aligned contacts on the weapon accessory device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 5/06 - Elevating or traversing control systems for guns using electric means for remote control

9.

ACCESSORY CONTROL HANDGRIP APPARATUS FOR WEAPON

      
Application Number 17834078
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-07
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

An accessory control handgrip apparatus for weapon includes a rail clamp assembly, a grip base extending from the grip base assembly, a grip sleeve slidably received on the grip base, a keypad disposed on the grip sleeve, and one or more connectors for operably coupling the keypad to an accessory device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • F41C 23/16 - Forestocks; Handgrips; Hand guards
  • F41C 27/00 - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details or attachments not otherwise provided for

10.

PRESSURE PAD ACCESSORY CONTROLLER FOR WEAPON

      
Application Number 17834208
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-07
First Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A pressure pad accessory controller for a weapon includes a rail interface, a pressure pad portion, a keypad having one or more user-depressible control elements disposed on the pressure pad portion, and one or more electrical connectors for operably coupling the keypad to one or more accessory devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories

11.

Cover system for laser accessory device

      
Application Number 17706795
Grant Number 11874090
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-29
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Grant Date 2024-01-16
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A laser accessory device comprises a housing having a front side having a port, a rear side opposite the front side, a left side, a right side opposite the left side, a top side, and a bottom side opposite the top side. One or more laser emitters within the housing are configured to emit a beam through the port. A first cover assembly is positioned on the front side, the first cover assembly including a first safety cover and a first frame securing the first safety cover to the housing. The first safety cover is movable between a closed position covering the port and an open position not covering the port.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light

12.

Adjustable helmet-mounted circumaural adaptor

      
Application Number 17719132
Grant Number 11985474
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-12
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Grant Date 2024-05-14
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Hall, Edward R.

Abstract

An adapter assembly for attaching a circumaural device to a mounting interface on a helmet comprises a fastener element configured to releasably couple to the mounting interface. A pressure relief assembly coupled to the fastener element has a pivoting subassembly and an adjustment subassembly. The pivoting subassembly I pivotable about a pivot axis and has a range of travel between an upright position and an extended position. One or more attachment arms have a proximal end coupled to the pressure relief assembly and a distal end for attaching the circumaural device. The adjustment subassembly has a manually operable control portion to cause pivoting movement of the pivoting subassembly toward the upright position to decrease a pressure of an attached circumaural device on a wearer's head or toward the extended position to increase a pressure of an attached circumaural device on the wearer's head.

IPC Classes  ?

13.

HEADGEAR SHROUD ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 17500684
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-13
First Publication Date 2022-06-30
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A shroud assembly for headgear includes a frame having a first side configured to face toward an exterior surface of the headgear and a second side opposite the first side and configured to face away from the headgear, the first side having a shape that matches a contour of the headgear. An insert separately formed from the frame is removably attached to the first side of the frame, the insert configured for removable attachment to a mounting assembly. The frame includes first and second spaced apart walls disposed on the front side of the frame on opposite sides of the insert, the first and second walls spaced a sufficient distance apart to provide an interference fit between the mounting assembly and the first and second spaced apart walls.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

14.

Fire control system

      
Application Number 17502820
Grant Number 11781834
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-15
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A fire control system comprises a fixed base and a sight assembly rotatably attached to the fixed base. The sight assembly includes an optical range finder for calculating a distance to a selected target and a camera having a zoom lens assembly and an optical sensor for generating an image signal representative of a target scene including a selected target. The zoom lens assembly includes a zoom controller and zoom lens optical elements, wherein the zoom controller is configured to change a magnification of the zoom lens optical elements responsive to a calculated distance to the selected target. In a further aspect, a method for imaging a target is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/48 - Sighting devices for particular applications for firing grenades from rifles
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • F41F 1/00 - Launching apparatus for projecting projectiles or missiles from barrels, e.g. cannons; Harpoon guns
  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles

15.

Modular helmet system

      
Application Number 17229202
Grant Number 11419382
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-13
First Publication Date 2021-10-14
Grant Date 2022-08-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Hall, Edward R.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.

Abstract

A helmet mounting system for attaching an accessory device to a helmet includes one or more cables with a hook for removably engaging the brim of the helmet. Each cable has an end attached to a spool which is rotatable in a first direction for winding of the cable(s) around the spool and a second direction for unwinding the cable. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the spool. In certain embodiments, one or more accessory devices are electrically coupled to a power and data management module for routing power, data and control signals to the one or more accessory devices. Accessory devices are interchangeable, providing a modular system that can be customized to meet mission requirements and accessory devices are removable and replaceable as mission requirements change.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/30 - Mounting radio sets or communication systems
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

16.

Optical bench

      
Application Number 16596920
Grant Number 11692793
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-09
First Publication Date 2021-06-10
Grant Date 2023-07-04
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Nackel, Michael C.
  • Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

An optical bench for supporting a reflex sight in a weapon-mounted sight assembly includes a reflex sight mounting portion having a first surface for receiving a reticle light source and a first reticle lens mounting arm spaced apart from a second reticle lens mounting arm. The first and second reticle lens mounting arms are attached to the reflex sight mounting portion and the first and second reticle lens mounting arms are configured to engage opposite sides of a reticle lens to support the reticle lens in an optical path of the reticle light source. The first and second reticle lens mounting arms are sufficiently resilient to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction of the reticle lens. In further aspects, a weapon sight assembly employing an optical bench and a method for manufacturing an optical bench are provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source

17.

Grenade launcher with modular interface

      
Application Number 16725257
Grant Number 11035646
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-23
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Grant Date 2021-06-15
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Bousquet, John P.

Abstract

A grenade launcher system comprises a grenade launcher receiver and a grenade launcher barrel attached to the grenade launcher receiver. A trigger assembly is attached to the grenade launcher receiver at a position adjacent the grenade launcher barrel. The grenade launcher receiver has an elongate channel disposed on an upper surface of the grenade launcher receiver, the elongate channel extending parallel to the grenade launcher barrel and configured to slidably and removably receive a mounting rail. In certain embodiments, the grenade launcher system is configured to operate in an underslung configuration relative to a firearm. In certain embodiments, the grenade launcher system is configured to operate in a standalone configuration without a firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 27/06 - Adaptations of smallarms for firing grenades, e.g. rifle grenades, or for firing riot-control ammunition; Barrel attachments therefor
  • F41A 19/10 - Triggers; Trigger mountings
  • F41C 23/16 - Forestocks; Handgrips; Hand guards
  • F41C 23/10 - Stocks or grips for pistols, e.g. revolvers
  • F41A 11/02 - Modular concepts, e.g. weapon-family concepts

18.

High speed hot shoe

      
Application Number 16830688
Grant Number 11360309
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-26
First Publication Date 2020-07-16
Grant Date 2022-06-14
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Goupil, Dominic R.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.

Abstract

An interface system for a helmet mounting system comprises a helmet strap assembly. A helmet shroud includes a shroud interface assembly configured to mate with a first hot shoe of a helmet mount assembly. The shroud interface assembly comprises a high speed data interface configured to be electrically coupled to the first hot shoe when the shroud interface assembly is coupled with the first hot shoe. A battery mount assembly comprises a second hot shoe portion which is configured to mate with a hot shoe receiver of a battery pack. The second hot shoe portion comprises a high speed data interface which is configured to be electrically coupled to high speed contacts on the hot shoe receiver of the battery pack when the second hot shoe portion is coupled with the hot shoe receiver of a battery pack.

IPC Classes  ?

19.

Modular underwater torpedo system

      
Application Number 16739805
Grant Number 11168960
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-10
First Publication Date 2020-06-11
Grant Date 2021-11-09
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Kent, David G.
  • Bousquet, John P.
  • Palmer, Christopher Jay

Abstract

A torpedo apparatus comprises a propulsion module operable to propel the torpedo apparatus through water and a steering module operatively coupled to the propulsion module. The steering module including a plurality of fins which are controllable for controlling a direction of travel of the torpedo apparatus through water. A plurality of head modules are removably and interchangeably attachable to the torpedo apparatus, wherein each of the head modules houses at least one guidance assembly and at least one utility assembly. A power supply module is configured to provide power to the propulsion module, the steering module, and an attached one of the head modules.

IPC Classes  ?

20.

REFLEX SIGHT WITH CANT INDICATING RETICLE DISPLAY

      
Application Number 16354500
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-15
First Publication Date 2020-01-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Nackel, Michael C.
  • Wengenroth, Richard
  • Carter, Iii, Marvin S.
  • Nicholson, Andrew
  • Habrial, Jansen J.

Abstract

In one aspect, a sighting device for a weapon includes an orientation sensor configured to detect a weapon cant, a display having one or more visual indicators, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive information regarding weapon cant from the orientation sensor and is further configured to control the one or more visual indicators of the display output to provide a visual indication of excessive weapon cant. In a further aspect, a method of sighting a target is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/44 - Spirit-level adjusting-means, e.g. for correcting tilt
  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

21.

High speed hot shoe

      
Application Number 16441608
Grant Number 10886646
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-14
First Publication Date 2019-12-19
Grant Date 2021-01-05
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Goupil, Dominic R.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.

Abstract

A hot shoe interface system for transmitting high speed data includes a hot shoe portion including a first set of electrical contacts configured to receive high speed data from a first device. A second set of electrical contacts is configured to receive a power signal and a third set of electrical contacts is configured to receive low speed data from the first device. A first set of optical terminals is configured to receive optical data from the first device. A hot shoe receiver further includes a fourth set of electrical contacts configured to provide the high speed data to a second device. A fifth set of electrical contacts is configured to receive the power signal and a sixth set of electrical contacts is configured to provide the high speed data to the second device. A second set of optical terminals is configured to transmit optical data to the second device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01R 12/70 - Coupling devices
  • H01R 12/71 - Coupling devices for rigid printing circuits or like structures
  • H01R 33/76 - Holders with sockets, clips or analogous contacts, adapted for axially-sliding engagement with parallely-arranged pins, blades, or analogous contacts on counterpart, e.g. electronic tube socket
  • H01R 33/94 - Holders formed as intermediate parts for linking a counter-part to a coupling part
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H01R 13/24 - Contacts for co-operating by abutting resiliently mounted
  • H01R 13/6463 - Means for preventing cross-talk using twisted pairs of wires
  • H01R 107/00 - Four or more poles
  • H04B 10/25 - Arrangements specific to fibre transmission

22.

Weapon system with operator identification

      
Application Number 16433224
Grant Number 11808537
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-06
First Publication Date 2019-12-12
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Assadi, Roula

Abstract

A weapon system for a firearm includes a processor, the processor having an associated memory, and an optical reader, the optical reader configured to receive operator-identification information and transmit the operator-identification information to the processor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/06 - Electric or electromechanical safeties
  • F41A 17/30 - Multiple safeties, i.e. safeties acting on at least one element of the firing mechanism and at least one other element of the gun, e.g. the moving barrel
  • G06K 7/14 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation using light without selection of wavelength, e.g. sensing reflected white light
  • A61F 11/14 - Protective devices for the ears external, e.g. earcaps or earmuffs
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions

23.

Weapon system

      
Application Number 16275955
Grant Number 10969202
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-14
First Publication Date 2019-08-15
Grant Date 2021-04-06
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Bousquet, John P.
  • Desrosiers, Daniel M.
  • Carter, Iii, Marvin S.
  • Habrial, Jansen

Abstract

A weapon system for a firearm having a barrel includes a powered accessory rail interface having an upper accessory rail and a lower accessory rail. A first accessory device is removably attachable to the upper accessory rail and is configured to receive electrical power and data signals over the powered accessory rail interface. A second accessory device is removably attachable to the lower accessory rail, the second accessory device configured to receive electrical power and data signals over the powered accessory rail interface. A power supply is electrically coupled to the powered accessory rail interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41A 17/06 - Electric or electromechanical safeties
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder

24.

Helmet with integrated sensors

      
Application Number 16242246
Grant Number 11612207
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-08
First Publication Date 2019-07-11
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Bousquet, John P.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A ballistic helmet system having an integrated circuit layer electrically coupled to one or more powered devices, where the ballistic helmet is configured to operate and control the powered devices. The ballistic helmet system comprises a base layer configured to retain the circuit layer. The circuit layer comprises one or more circuit substrates, which may be formed of a flexible material capable of withstanding elevated temperatures that may result from the bonding and curing process of the helmet components.

IPC Classes  ?

25.

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM FOR CROWD CONTROL

      
Application Number 16238723
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-03
First Publication Date 2019-07-04
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Delorge, Douglas M.

Abstract

In one aspect, an unmanned aerial system for crowd control, includes a chassis for attaching components of the unmanned aerial system and one or more rotary wings, each of the one or more rotary wings drivable by a respective motor. A container stores a pressurized source of a crowd control agent and a nozzle is provided for dispersing the crowd control agent into the air. An electronically controlled valve selectively places the nozzle into fluid communication with the container. In a further aspect, a modular unmanned aerial system for crowd control is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use
  • B64C 27/20 - Rotorcraft characterised by having shrouded rotors, e.g. flying platforms
  • B64D 47/08 - Arrangements of cameras
  • B64D 47/06 - Arrangements or adaptations of signal or lighting devices for indicating aircraft presence
  • B64D 45/00 - Aircraft indicators or protectors not otherwise provided for
  • B64D 1/16 - Dropping or releasing powdered, liquid or gaseous matter, e.g. for fire-fighting
  • G01S 19/42 - Determining position

26.

Wearable illuminating and video recording devices, systems, and methods of use thereof

      
Application Number 16292853
Grant Number 10841541
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-05
First Publication Date 2019-06-27
Grant Date 2020-11-17
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

A wearable illuminating and video recording system for use in conjunction with a handheld firearm includes a housing having first and second ports in a surface of the housing. A light source is disposed within the housing and positioned to emit light through the first port. A camera module is disposed within the housing and positioned to detect images through the second port. A recording module is disposed within the housing for receiving a video signal from the camera and storing data representative of the video signal. A power supply is disposed within the housing for providing power to operate the light source, camera, and recording module. An RF tag is disposed within the housing and a circuit including an RFID reader is associated with the firearm. The RFID reader is configured to transmit signals to the RF tag and receive signals from the RF tag and the circuit is configured to control operation of the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H04N 5/232 - Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
  • H04N 5/77 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television camera
  • F41A 17/06 - Electric or electromechanical safeties
  • H04N 5/91 - Television signal processing therefor

27.

Combined reflex and laser sight with co-aligned iron sights

      
Application Number 16229516
Grant Number 10942005
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-21
First Publication Date 2019-04-25
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A combined reflex and laser sighting device with co-aligned iron sights is provided. In one aspect, the laser elements are co-aligned with each other, the reflex sight is co-aligned with the laser elements, and the iron sights are then co-aligned with the reflex sight and lasers, such that both the reflex sight, laser sight, and iron sights can all be calibrated or boresighted to a weapon together in a single operation. In another aspect, one or more laser elements are mounted to a laser bench and aligned with a reflex sight and iron sights attached to the laser bench. In yet another aspect, a plurality of laser elements are provided on the laser bench and are co-aligned with each other, the reflex sight, and the iron sights. In yet another aspect, an elevation adjustment apparatus for a laser sight includes selectable primary and secondary adjustment assemblies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • F41G 1/26 - Adjusting mechanisms therefor; Mountings therefor screw
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source
  • F41G 1/44 - Spirit-level adjusting-means, e.g. for correcting tilt
  • F41G 1/06 - Rearsights
  • F41G 1/02 - Foresights
  • F41G 1/01 - Sighting devices characterised by the visual combination effect of the respective geometrical forms of fore and rear sight
  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light

28.

Helmet mount interface apparatuses and methods

      
Application Number 16156470
Grant Number 11330857
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-10
First Publication Date 2019-04-11
Grant Date 2022-05-17
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A modular helmet interface with a mounting cleat, threaded insert, and adhesive layer is provided. In one aspect, a mounting cleat is affixed to a helmet, such as a ballistic helmet, by an adhesive layer, the mounting cleat having an outer portion and a threaded insert within a cavity formed in the outer portion. The outer portion has an inward facing surface configured to receive an adhesive layer for coupling the inward facing surface to the helmet surface. In another aspect, a mounting cleat is secured to a helmet by way of a cleat-receiving securing member, the securing member affixed to the helmet by an adhesive layer. In a more limited aspect, a helmet having multiple mounting cleats configured to support an accessory mounting rail or a helmet mount assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • F41H 1/04 - Protection helmets
  • A42B 3/30 - Mounting radio sets or communication systems
  • A42B 3/06 - Impact-absorbing shells, e.g. of crash helmets
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories

29.

Modular helmet interface with threaded insert

      
Application Number 16155328
Grant Number 11606997
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-09
First Publication Date 2019-04-11
Grant Date 2023-03-21
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A helmet mount system for attaching a device to a helmet comprises a threaded interface assembly having an outer portion and a threaded insert received within a cavity formed in the outer portion. The outer portion has an inward facing surface configured to receive an adhesive layer for coupling the inward facing surface to a surface of the helmet. In a further aspect, a ballistic helmet having the helmet mount system herein is provided, wherein the helmet mount system does not penetrate a ballistic layer of the ballistic shell.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • A42B 3/06 - Impact-absorbing shells, e.g. of crash helmets
  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
  • F16B 47/00 - Suction cups for attaching purposes; Equivalent means using adhesives

30.

Modular helmet interface

      
Application Number 16151899
Grant Number 10939718
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-04
First Publication Date 2019-04-04
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A modular helmet interface with a mounting cleat and adhesive layer is provided. In one aspect, a mounting cleat is affixed to a helmet, such as a ballistic helmet, by an adhesive layer, the mounting cleat having a cavity filled with the adhesive used to secure the cleat to the helmet. In a further aspect, the mounting cleat has one or more annular grooves for improving the bond between the cleat and the helmet. In another aspect, a mounting cleat is secured to a helmet by way of a cleat-receiving securing member, the securing member affixed to the helmet by an adhesive layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/00 - Helmets; Helmet covers
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • F41H 1/08 - Protection helmets of plastics; Plastic head-shields

31.

Modular underwater torpedo system

      
Application Number 15951752
Grant Number 10539397
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-12
First Publication Date 2019-02-21
Grant Date 2020-01-21
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Kent, David G.
  • Bousquet, John P.
  • Palmer, Christopher Jay

Abstract

A torpedo apparatus comprises a propulsion module operable to propel the torpedo apparatus through water and a steering module operatively coupled to the propulsion module. The steering module including a plurality of fins which are controllable for controlling a direction of travel of the torpedo apparatus through water. A plurality of head modules are removably and interchangeably attachable to the torpedo apparatus, wherein each of the head modules houses at least one guidance assembly and at least one utility assembly. A power supply module is configured to provide power to the propulsion module, the steering module, and an attached one of the head modules.

IPC Classes  ?

32.

Headgear shroud assembly

      
Application Number 15708523
Grant Number 10264840
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-19
First Publication Date 2019-01-17
Grant Date 2019-04-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

In one aspect, a shroud assembly for headgear includes a frame having a shape that matches a contour of the headgear. An insert is formed of metal or metal alloy and is attached to a front side of the frame. The insert is configured for removable attachment to a mounting assembly. The frame includes first and second spaced flexible walls disposed on the front side of the frame on opposite sides of the insert. The first and second flexible walls are spaced a sufficient distance apart to provide an interference fit between the mounting assembly and the first and second flexible walls. In another embodiment, the shroud assembly further includes a friction pad disposed on a rear surface of the frame for increasing friction between the shroud assembly and the headgear. In another aspect, a method for attaching a mounting assembly to headgear is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

33.

Sensor system for advanced smart weapons barrels

      
Application Number 15868672
Grant Number 10948253
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-11
First Publication Date 2019-01-10
Grant Date 2021-03-16
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Majcher, Jared

Abstract

In one aspect, a sensor system for advanced smart weapons barrels includes one or more sensors, the sensors connected to a processor by way of conductive elements. The smart weapons barrel system may include one or more barrel segments, such segments being removably attached to each other. In certain embodiments, the sensors are positioned along the barrel segments and generate an electrical signal in response to a projectile being fired by the host firearm as the projectile moves past the respective sensor. The processor receives raw data from the sensor signal and may extrapolate and/or calculate further information in order to determine any number of a variety of metrics or other data analysis, including, but not limited to, round count projectile velocity, rate of fire, etc.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 21/02 - Composite barrels, i.e. barrels having multiple layers, e.g. of different materials
  • G01D 11/24 - Housings
  • F41A 31/02 - Testing arrangements for checking gun barrels
  • F41A 21/48 - Barrel mounting means, e.g. releasable mountings for replaceable barrels

34.

Modular unmanned aerial system

      
Application Number 16009373
Grant Number 11396375
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-15
First Publication Date 2018-12-20
Grant Date 2022-07-26
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

A modular unmanned aerial system includes a chassis for attaching components of the modular unmanned aerial system and one or more rotary wings. Each of the one or more rotary wings is drivable by a respective motor. A central controller is provided for controlling operation of the modular unmanned aerial system. A modular interface portion attached to the chassis and adapted for removably mounting one or more modular devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B64C 39/02 - Aircraft not otherwise provided for characterised by special use

35.

Grenade launcher and pivot mechanism for same

      
Application Number 15973023
Grant Number 10119781
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-07
First Publication Date 2018-11-06
Grant Date 2018-11-06
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A grenade launcher is provided comprising a chassis, a barrel assembly, and a pivot mechanism. The pivot mechanism comprises a first pivot bar on the barrel assembly extending transversely. The first pivot bar has a first hinge barrel disposed at one transverse end thereof and is attachable in a first orientation wherein the first hinge barrel is on a left side of the barrel assembly and a second orientation wherein the first hinge barrel is on a right side of the barrel assembly. A second pivot bar is disposed on the chassis and has a second hinge barrel disposed at one transverse end thereof. The second pivot bar is attachable in a first orientation wherein the second hinge barrel is on a left side of the barrel assembly and a second orientation wherein the second hinge barrel is on a right side of the barrel assembly. A pivot pin extends in vertical openings in the first and second hinge barrels and defines a pivot axis for pivoting movement of the barrel assembly between a closed position and either a left or a right open position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 27/06 - Adaptations of smallarms for firing grenades, e.g. rifle grenades, or for firing riot-control ammunition; Barrel attachments therefor
  • F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories

36.

Modular rocket rescue system and passenger safety wearable band

      
Application Number 15943232
Grant Number 10956803
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-04-02
First Publication Date 2018-10-04
Grant Date 2021-03-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

A rescue system includes a wearable article, such as a wristband, which includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a radio frequency (RF) beacon, and a power supply. One or more RFID readers (collectively, an RF network) are located on a vessel, the RFID readers being configured to communicate with the RFID tag. Should the RF network detect a passenger overboard event, a modular rocket system is deployed. The modular rocket system comprises a guidance module, the guidance module including a guidance system for guiding the modular rocket system toward a target. A flight control module is removably attached to the guidance module, said flight control module including a plurality of airfoils. A flotation module is removably attached to the flight control module, said flotation module including a flotation device. A rocket motor module removably attached to the flotation module, said rocket motor module including a rocket motor configured to propel the modular rocket system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B63C 9/22 - Devices for holding or launching life-buoys, inflatable life-rafts, or other floatable life-saving equipment
  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier
  • A44C 5/00 - Bracelets; Wrist-watch straps; Fastenings for bracelets or wrist-watch straps
  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • G01S 5/02 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations using radio waves
  • B63C 9/01 - Air-sea rescue devices, i.e. equipment carried by, and capable of being dropped from, an aircraft
  • F41G 7/00 - Direction control systems for self-propelled missiles
  • F41G 7/22 - Homing guidance systems
  • G01S 3/02 - Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received using radio waves
  • G01S 17/88 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications
  • F42B 5/02 - Cartridges, i.e. cases with propellant charge and missile
  • G01S 3/78 - Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
  • F42B 12/58 - Cluster or cargo ammunition, i.e. projectiles containing one or more submissiles
  • F42B 10/14 - Stabilising arrangements using fins spread or deployed after launch, e.g. after leaving the barrel
  • F42B 15/01 - Arrangements thereon for guidance or control
  • G01S 13/88 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F42B 15/08 - Self-propelled projectiles or missiles, e.g. rockets; Guided missiles for carrying measuring instruments
  • G01S 13/76 - Systems using reradiation of radio waves, e.g. secondary radar systems; Analogous systems wherein pulse-type signals are transmitted
  • G05D 1/12 - Target-seeking control
  • G01S 13/937 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of marine craft

37.

High power lockout switch for laser device with threaded actuator

      
Application Number 15861025
Grant Number 10581214
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-03
First Publication Date 2018-08-02
Grant Date 2020-03-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Harwood, Douglas

Abstract

A lockout system for a laser device of a type having a laser emitter operable to emit a laser beam at a plurality of intensity levels includes a lockout switch operable to be placed in either a first state or a second state, wherein the laser device is configured to prevent actuation of the laser emitter at an intensity level above a preselected threshold intensity level when the lockout switch is in the first state and to permit actuation of the laser emitter at an intensity level above the preselected threshold intensity level when the lockout switch is in the second state. A lockout key operable to transition the lockout switch between the first state and the second state. In a further aspect, a laser sight device incorporating the lockout system herein is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01S 3/02 - Constructional details
  • F41J 5/00 - Target indicating systems; Target-hit or score detecting systems
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • H01S 5/042 - Electrical excitation
  • H01S 5/022 - Mountings; Housings

38.

Modular barrel system and method for its manufacture

      
Application Number 15868633
Grant Number 11131518
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-11
First Publication Date 2018-07-19
Grant Date 2021-09-28
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Majcher, Jared

Abstract

A modular barrel system for firearm includes a first barrel segment and a second barrel segment. Each barrel segment comprises a tubular member having an axial bore, a proximal end, and a distal end. The proximal end of the first barrel segment has a first threaded element for removably attaching the first barrel segment to a firearm. The distal end of the first barrel segment has a second threaded element and the proximal end of the second barrel segment has a third threaded element which is complementary with the second threaded element, the third threaded element for removably attaching the second barrel segment to the first barrel segment. In a further aspect, method for the manufacture of a modular barrel system are provided.

IPC Classes  ?

39.

Combined reflex and laser sight with elevation macro-adjustment mechanism

      
Application Number 15666037
Grant Number 10086527
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-01
First Publication Date 2017-11-30
Grant Date 2018-10-02
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A combined reflex and laser sighting device is provided. In one aspect, the reflex sight and one or more laser elements are coaligned, such that both the reflex sight and the laser sight can be sighted in or boresighted to a weapon together in a single operation. In another aspect, one or more laser elements are mounted within a laser bench and aligned with a reflex sight attached to the laser bench. In yet another aspect, a plurality of laser elements are provided within the laser bench and are coaligned with each other and the reflex sight. In another aspect, a mounting block with yielding vertical and horizontal webs is provided to allow windage and elevation adjustments to be made to the reflex sight and laser elements together. In still another aspect, an elevation macro-adjustment mechanism is provided to provide a simple adjustment that that realign the sight to a weapon to accommodate different shooting scenarios, such as different velocity rounds, different target distances, and elevational differences of the shooter's vantage point.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • B27B 5/20 - Saw benches with feedable circular saw blade, e.g. arranged on a carriage the saw blade being adjustable according to depth or angle of cut; Radial saws, i.e. sawing machines with a pivoted radial arm for guiding the movable carriage
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source
  • B27B 5/36 - Mounting for swivelling or tilting the circular saw blade
  • B27B 7/00 - Sawing machines working with circular saw blades, specially designed for length sawing of trunks

40.

Modular sighting assembly and method

      
Application Number 15334396
Grant Number 09857143
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-26
First Publication Date 2017-10-19
Grant Date 2018-01-02
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Carter, Iii, Marvin S.
  • Francis, Daryl
  • Killam, Dean B.
  • Habrial, Jansen

Abstract

A laser sighting system can be used in combination with a range finder for determining a distance to a target. An onboard ballistics computer processor in the laser sighting system calculates a trajectory and automatically rotates a pointing laser to the proper angle for causing the trajectory path of a fired projectile to intersect with the position of the target. The laser sighting system can also be used in a standalone mode wherein target distance information is input manually by the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target

41.

Push to talk system with wireless interface

      
Application Number 15584763
Grant Number 09961517
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-02
First Publication Date 2017-10-19
Grant Date 2018-05-01
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.

Abstract

A communication system includes a headset including a microphone and an audio speaker installed on the headset, the headset including an RF transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a two-way radio having a push-to-talk communication channel. The RF transceiver is further configured to perform wireless communication with an information handling system. The headset includes processing electronics configured to process an input signal from the microphone and output a first processed signal to the RF transceiver and to process an input signal from the RF transceiver and output a second processed signal to the speaker. A remote control unit is configured to perform wireless communication with the headset, the remote control unit including a remote control unit interface disposed thereon for selectively configuring the headset to function as an audio interface for the push-to-talk communication channel and an audio interface for the information handling system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/10 - Push-to-talk [PTT] or push-on-call services

42.

Helmet mount for viewing device

      
Application Number 12759435
Grant Number 09781963
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-04-13
First Publication Date 2017-10-10
Grant Date 2017-10-10
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

Improved helmet mounting devices for an optical device are provided. The mounting devices herein include dual pivot axes providing multiple flip options for pivoting the viewing device and/or mount up and away from the user's line of sight. The dual pivot axes and multiple flip positions also allow the unit to be adapted for a variety of viewing devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 1/24 - Hats; Caps; Hoods with means for attaching articles thereto, e.g. memorandum tablets or mirrors
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • G02B 23/12 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices with means for image conversion or intensification
  • A42B 3/22 - Visors
  • A42B 3/18 - Face protection devices

43.

Combined launch and storage tube for missile

      
Application Number 15403717
Grant Number 09841256
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-11
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2017-12-12
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A dual purpose missile storage and launch tube device includes a tubular housing and a front cover removably covering a first end of the tubular housing, the first end defining an opening for firing a missile. A rear cover assembly removably covers a second end of the tubular housing opposite the first end. A safety mechanism is attached to the tubular housing and includes a sliding member extending through a longitudinal passageway formed in the safety mechanism. A forward portion of the sliding member engages the front cover. A rearward portion of the sliding member engages a fastener locking the rear cover assembly onto the tubular housing. The rearward portion of the sliding member is disengaged from the fastener when the front cover is removed from the first end of the tubular housing for unlocking the rear cover assembly from the tubular housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41F 3/042 - Rocket or torpedo launchers for rockets the launching apparatus being used also as transport container for the rocket
  • F41F 3/077 - Doors or covers for launching tubes

44.

Modular powered platform for weapon

      
Application Number 15404505
Grant Number 10557687
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-12
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2020-02-11
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A system for mounting an accessory device on a firearm includes a longitudinally extending handguard affixed to the firearm. The handguard is configured to support the accessory device and includes an upper portion and a lower portion. At least one electrical connector is disposed on each of the upper portion and the lower portion. A power supply is supported on the handguard and circuitry is disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion. The circuitry electrically couples the power supply to the at least one electrical connector disposed on each of the upper portion and the lower portion. In a further aspect, a modular weapon system is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41C 23/16 - Forestocks; Handgrips; Hand guards
  • F41C 27/00 - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details or attachments not otherwise provided for
  • F41C 27/06 - Adaptations of smallarms for firing grenades, e.g. rifle grenades, or for firing riot-control ammunition; Barrel attachments therefor
  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light

45.

Combined reflex and laser sight with co-aligned iron sights

      
Application Number 15403681
Grant Number 10175029
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-01-11
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2019-01-08
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A combined reflex and laser sighting device with co-aligned iron sights is provided. In one aspect, the laser elements are co-aligned with each other, the reflex sight is co-aligned with the laser elements, and the iron sights are then co-aligned with the reflex sight and lasers, such that both the reflex sight, laser sight, and iron sights can all be calibrated or boresighted to a weapon together in a single operation. In another aspect, one or more laser elements are mounted to a laser bench and aligned with a reflex sight and iron sights attached to the laser bench. In yet another aspect, a plurality of laser elements are provided on the laser bench and are co-aligned with each other, the reflex sight, and the iron sights. In yet another aspect, an elevation adjustment apparatus for a laser sight includes selectable primary and secondary adjustment assemblies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41G 1/01 - Sighting devices characterised by the visual combination effect of the respective geometrical forms of fore and rear sight
  • F41G 1/02 - Foresights
  • F41G 1/06 - Rearsights
  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source
  • F41G 1/44 - Spirit-level adjusting-means, e.g. for correcting tilt
  • F41G 1/26 - Adjusting mechanisms therefor; Mountings therefor screw
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target

46.

Wearable illuminating and video recording devices, systems, and methods of use thereof

      
Application Number 15366085
Grant Number 10271022
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-01
First Publication Date 2017-06-08
Grant Date 2019-04-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

A wearable illuminating and video recording device comprises a housing having a first port and a second port in a surface of the housing. A light source is disposed within the housing and is positioned to emit light through the first port. A camera is disposed within the housing to record images through the second port. A power supply is disposed within the housing for operation of the LED light source and the camera.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television [CCTV] systems, i.e. systems in which the video signal is not broadcast
  • F41A 17/06 - Electric or electromechanical safeties
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H04N 5/232 - Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
  • H04N 5/91 - Television signal processing therefor
  • H04N 5/77 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television camera

47.

Powered accessory platform for weapon

      
Application Number 15146094
Grant Number 10551149
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-04
First Publication Date 2016-11-10
Grant Date 2020-02-04
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A powered accessory platform for a weapon includes a handguard assembly having an upper handguard portion and an opposed lower handguard portion. The upper handguard portion and the lower handguard portion cooperate to define a sleeve. The sleeve has a proximal end configured to attach to the weapon and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The sleeve is configured to surround at least a portion of the weapon when the proximal end is attached to the weapon. A flexible circuit within the sleeve includes one or more circuit elements disposed on a flexible circuit substrate. An accessory mounting rail is located on a top portion of the upper handguard portion, the mounting rail having at least one electrical connector thereon. A first accessory mounting pad is mechanically and electrically coupled to the accessory mounting rail. A power supply connector on the sleeve is configured to attach a power supply.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41C 23/16 - Forestocks; Handgrips; Hand guards
  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light

48.

Modular grenade launcher system

      
Application Number 14955363
Grant Number 10578396
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-12-01
First Publication Date 2016-06-02
Grant Date 2020-03-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A modular grenade launcher system includes an upper chassis and lower chassis secured on opposite sides of a barrel of a weapon, such as a firearm. The chassis removably receives any of a plurality of interchangeable modules, including grenade launcher assemblies having different calibers. A separate modular and removable firing mechanism is provided, wherein multiple grenade launcher barrel assemblies can share a common firing mechanism. An accessory rail module is also provided to replace the grenade launcher barrel assembly and firing mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 27/06 - Adaptations of smallarms for firing grenades, e.g. rifle grenades, or for firing riot-control ammunition; Barrel attachments therefor
  • F41A 11/02 - Modular concepts, e.g. weapon-family concepts

49.

Combined reflex and laser sight with elevation macro-adjustment mechanism

      
Application Number 14881779
Grant Number 09752853
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-10-13
First Publication Date 2016-04-14
Grant Date 2017-09-05
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A combined reflex and laser sighting device is provided. In one aspect, the reflex sight and one or more laser elements are coaligned, such that both the reflex sight and the laser sight can be sighted in or boresighted to a weapon together in a single operation. In another aspect, one or more laser elements are mounted within a laser bench and aligned with a reflex sight attached to the laser bench. In yet another aspect, a plurality of laser elements are provided within the laser bench and are coaligned with each other and the reflex sight. In another aspect, a mounting block with yielding vertical and horizontal webs is provided to allow windage and elevation adjustments to be made to the reflex sight and laser elements together. In still another aspect, an elevation macro-adjustment mechanism is provided to provide a simple adjustment that that realign the sight to a weapon to accommodate different shooting scenarios, such as different velocity rounds, different target distances, and elevational differences of the shooter's vantage point.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/34 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source

50.

Projectile system with environmental hazard sensing

      
Application Number 14792961
Grant Number 09964386
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-07
First Publication Date 2016-01-14
Grant Date 2018-05-08
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

In one aspect, a modular air sampling system includes a sensor module defining a nose, the sensor module including a sensor for sampling contaminants in the atmosphere. A processing and sending module includes processing electronics in communication with the sensor for receiving a signal from the sensor representative of sampled contaminants in the atmosphere. The processing and sending module further includes a radio frequency transmitter operably coupled to the processing electronics for transmitting a radio frequency signal representative of one or more contaminants sensed by the sensor. In another aspect, a modular air sampling system includes a sensor module containing the sensor, processing electronics, and radio frequency transmitter within the sensor module housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 15/08 - Self-propelled projectiles or missiles, e.g. rockets; Guided missiles for carrying measuring instruments
  • F42B 5/02 - Cartridges, i.e. cases with propellant charge and missile
  • F42B 5/10 - Cartridges, i.e. cases with propellant charge and missile with self-propelled bullet
  • F42B 10/14 - Stabilising arrangements using fins spread or deployed after launch, e.g. after leaving the barrel
  • F42B 10/64 - Steering by movement of flight surfaces of fins
  • F42B 15/01 - Arrangements thereon for guidance or control
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • G01N 33/00 - Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups
  • F42B 15/00 - Self-propelled projectiles or missiles, e.g. rockets; Guided missiles

51.

Modular sighting assembly and method

      
Application Number 14635177
Grant Number 09506723
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-03-02
First Publication Date 2016-01-14
Grant Date 2016-11-29
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Carter, Iii, Marvin S.
  • Francis, Daryl
  • Killam, Dean B.
  • Habrial, Jansen

Abstract

A laser sighting system can be used in combination with a range finder for determining a distance to a target. An onboard ballistics computer processor in the laser sighting system calculates a trajectory and automatically rotates a pointing laser to the proper angle for causing the trajectory path of a fired projectile to intersect with the position of the target. The laser sighting system can also be used in a standalone mode wherein target distance information is input manually by the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles
  • F41G 1/35 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light for illuminating the target

52.

Integrated ballistic helmet and gas mask

      
Application Number 14635383
Grant Number 10028544
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-03-02
First Publication Date 2016-01-14
Grant Date 2018-07-24
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

An integrated helmet and respirator system comprises a shell defining a helmet portion, the helmet portion being bounded by a peripheral edge. An annular shroud has an upper edge and a lower edge, the upper edge removably attached to the peripheral edge of the helmet portion and the lower edge attached to an annular frame member. A front portion of the annular shroud defines a visor. A one-way exhaust valve is received within an opening in the annular frame member. The one-way exhaust valve is configured to allow an exhalation gas exhaled by a user to exit an interior of the integrated helmet and respirator system and to prevent or minimize ambient air from entering the interior of the integrated helmet and respirator system. A neck dam extends downward from the frame and is configured to prevent or minimize ambient air from entering the interior of the integrated helmet and respirator system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 18/10 - Valves
  • A42B 3/22 - Visors
  • A62B 18/08 - Component parts for gas-masks or gas-helmets, e.g. windows, straps, speech transmitters, signal-devices
  • A62B 18/04 - Gas helmets
  • A42B 3/28 - Ventilating arrangements
  • F41H 1/08 - Protection helmets of plastics; Plastic head-shields
  • A61J 7/00 - Devices for administering medicines orally, e.g. spoons; Pill counting devices; Arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine

53.

Monocular/binocular bridge for viewing device and helmet mount employing same

      
Application Number 14802004
Grant Number 09625699
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-07-17
First Publication Date 2015-11-12
Grant Date 2017-04-18
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.

Abstract

An improved monocular/binocular bridge and helmet mounting device employing same for an optical device are provided. The mounting device herein includes a mount with a bridge attachment for providing multiple options for a monocular or binocular optical device and multiple options for moving the attached optical device to any of multiple stowed positions out of the user's line of sight when the optical device is not in use. The bridge attachment and multiple stow positions also allow the unit to be adapted for a variety of viewing devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 23/18 - Housings; Caps; Mountings; Supports, e.g. with counterweight for binocular arrangements
  • G02B 23/16 - Housings; Caps; Mountings; Supports, e.g. with counterweight

54.

Modular night vision system

      
Application Number 14338893
Grant Number 09778453
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-07-23
First Publication Date 2015-11-12
Grant Date 2017-10-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.

Abstract

A modular mounting system for a night vision device includes one or more night vision monoculars, each night vision monocular having an imaging tube, a housing, and a first mounting shoe at a first position on the housing. A power supply has a first fastener thereon. A helmet mount at a first location on a helmet has a second fastener thereon. A power supply interface is located at a second location on the helmet and a second mounting shoe is provided on the power supply interface. The first mounting shoe is interchangeably and removably attachable to the first fastener and the second fastener, and, the first fastener interchangeably and removably attachable to the first mounting shoe and the second mounting shoe. In a further aspect, a firearm rail interface is provided to allow the night vision monocular to alternatively be positioned on a firearm accessory rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 23/12 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices with means for image conversion or intensification

55.

Combined laser range finder and sighting apparatus having dual function laser and method

      
Application Number 14055084
Grant Number 10012474
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-10-16
First Publication Date 2015-09-03
Grant Date 2018-07-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A combined range finding and sighting apparatus for a weapon includes a housing therein supporting one or more laser emitters, an optical detector for detecting an optical signal reflected from the target, and a processor. The one or more laser emitters includes a first laser emitter operable in a first mode for emitting an optical signal toward the target a second mode for projecting a first beam onto the target. The processor is coupled to a computer readable memory encoded with executable instructions and is configured, upon execution of the executable instructions, to calculate a distance to the target based on a time of flight of the optical signal. In a further aspect, a method of using a combined range finding and sighting apparatus is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 3/08 - Use of electric radiation detectors
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G01S 17/08 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • F41G 1/36 - Night sights, e.g. luminescent combined with light source, e.g. spot light with infrared light source
  • G01S 17/02 - Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
  • F41G 3/14 - Indirect aiming means

56.

Modular rocket system

      
Application Number 13870340
Grant Number 09194678
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-25
First Publication Date 2015-09-03
Grant Date 2015-11-24
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

In one aspect, a modular rocket system comprises a guidance module defining a nose, the guidance module including a guidance system for guiding the modular rocket system toward a target. A flight control module is removably attachable to the guidance module and includes a plurality of airfoils, the airfoils being moveable between a retracted state and an extended state. A munition module is removably attached to the flight control module and includes a hollow interior configured to carry a payload material. A rocket module is attached to the munition module and includes a rocket motor configured to propel the modular rocket system. In a further aspect, a modular rocket system having a plurality of interchangeable modules is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F42B 15/01 - Arrangements thereon for guidance or control
  • F42B 15/10 - Missiles having a trajectory only in the air
  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • G05D 1/10 - Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
  • F42B 15/36 - Means for interconnecting rocket-motor and body section; Multi-stage connectors; Disconnecting means
  • F42B 15/00 - Self-propelled projectiles or missiles, e.g. rockets; Guided missiles

57.

Eye-protective shield with head up display

      
Application Number 14600810
Grant Number 10688325
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-01-20
First Publication Date 2015-08-06
Grant Date 2020-06-23
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

In one aspect, an eye shield for a respirator mask of the type having a face piece adapted to fit over the face of a user is provided. The eye shield includes a visor assembly including a visor surrounded by a frame, the visor assembly configured to be removably mounted in an opening in the face piece. One or more fastener elements are provided on the frame for removably securing the visor assembly to the face piece. The visor is formed of a transparent material which filters electromagnetic energy emissions at one or more preselected wavelengths. In certain embodiments, one or more head up display assemblies are attached to the visor assembly for projecting a human viewable image to the visor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 18/00 - Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
  • A62B 18/08 - Component parts for gas-masks or gas-helmets, e.g. windows, straps, speech transmitters, signal-devices
  • A61F 9/04 - Eye-masks
  • A62B 18/02 - Masks
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G02B 5/22 - Absorbing filters
  • A62B 9/00 - Component parts for respiratory or breathing apparatus

58.

Push to talk system with wireless interface

      
Application Number 14601815
Grant Number 09674676
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-01-21
First Publication Date 2015-07-30
Grant Date 2017-06-06
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.

Abstract

A communication system includes a headset including a microphone and an audio speaker installed on the headset, the headset including an RF transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a two-way radio having a push-to-talk communication channel. The RF transceiver is further configured to perform wireless communication with an information handling system. The headset includes processing electronics configured to process an input signal from the microphone and output a first processed signal to the RF transceiver and to process an input signal from the RF transceiver and output a second processed signal to the speaker. A remote control unit is configured to perform wireless communication with the headset, the remote control unit including a remote control unit interface disposed thereon for selectively configuring the headset to function as an audio interface for the push-to-talk communication channel and an audio interface for the information handling system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/10 - Push-to-talk [PTT] or push-on-call services

59.

Self-contained breathing system

      
Application Number 14600719
Grant Number 10130831
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-01-20
First Publication Date 2015-05-14
Grant Date 2018-11-20
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Desrosiers, Daniel A.
  • Hansen, Mark A.

Abstract

A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 16/10 - Preparation of respiratory gases or vapours
  • A62B 7/12 - Respiratory apparatus with fresh-air hose
  • A62B 7/10 - Respiratory apparatus with filter elements
  • A62B 9/04 - Couplings; Supporting frames
  • A62B 18/00 - Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
  • A62B 18/10 - Valves
  • A62B 7/02 - Respiratory apparatus with compressed oxygen or air
  • A62B 9/00 - Component parts for respiratory or breathing apparatus
  • A62B 18/02 - Masks

60.

Headgear shroud assembly

      
Application Number 14483471
Grant Number 09775395
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-09-11
First Publication Date 2015-03-19
Grant Date 2017-10-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

In one aspect, a shroud assembly for headgear includes a frame formed of a polymer material having a shape that matches a contour of the headgear. An insert is formed of metal or metal alloy and is attached to a front side of the frame. The insert is configured for removable attachment to a mounting assembly. The frame includes first and second spaced flexible walls disposed on the front side of the frame on opposite sides of the insert. The first and second flexible walls are spaced a sufficient distance apart to provide an interference fit between the mounting assembly and the first and second flexible walls. In another embodiment, the shroud assembly further includes a friction pad disposed on a rear surface of the frame for increasing friction between the shroud assembly and the headgear. In another aspect, a method for attaching a mounting assembly to headgear is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 1/24 - Hats; Caps; Hoods with means for attaching articles thereto, e.g. memorandum tablets or mirrors
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

61.

Weapon video display system employing smartphone or other portable computing device

      
Application Number 13762741
Grant Number 08978539
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-02-08
First Publication Date 2015-02-12
Grant Date 2015-03-17
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Goupil, Dominic R.
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

A video display system for a weapon includes a removably attachable optical range finder for calculating a distance to a selected target. The optical range finder includes an optical emitter for sending an optical signal to a target and an optical detector for detecting the signal reflected from the target. A fire control system is removably attachable to the weapon and associated with the optical range finder. The fire control system includes a ballistics computer for calculating a ballistics solution based on the distance to the target. A portable electronic device associated with the fire control system has a display screen and is removably attachable to the weapon. The portable electronic device includes a processor and a memory storing program instructions, the program instructions configured to display the ballistics solution in human viewable form on the display screen. In another aspect, a weapon video display housing configuration is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 5/06 - Elevating or traversing control systems for guns using electric means for remote control
  • F41G 3/16 - Sighting devices adapted for indirect laying of fire
  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns

62.

Light-reducing filter for night vision device

      
Application Number 29458845
Grant Number D0721750
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-24
First Publication Date 2015-01-27
Grant Date 2015-01-27
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.
  • Wright, Nathaniel G.

63.

Helmet mount with integral binocular bridge

      
Application Number 13930534
Grant Number 09709792
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-06-28
First Publication Date 2015-01-01
Grant Date 2017-07-18
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.
  • Wright, Nathaniel G.

Abstract

A helmet mount for attaching a viewing device to a helmet includes a helmet interface assembly removably attachable to the helmet. A pivot arm is attached to the helmet interface assembly and is pivotal about a horizontal, transverse axis. A carriage member is carried on the pivot arm and slidable between the distal end and the proximal end of the pivot arm. The carriage member includes a bridge member integral therewith, the bridge member including a first fastener configured to removably attach a first viewing device and a second fastener configured to attach a second viewing device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 23/18 - Housings; Caps; Mountings; Supports, e.g. with counterweight for binocular arrangements
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

64.

Mounting apparatus for night vision system

      
Application Number 14282461
Grant Number 09243870
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-05-20
First Publication Date 2014-11-27
Grant Date 2016-01-26
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Dalzell, Ned A.
  • Wright, Nathaniel G.

Abstract

An improved weapon mount system for night vision system includes a cage-like structure receiving the body of a night vision system, such as a night vision monocular. A mounting shoe is attached to the base and cage halves secure the body of the night vision system. The mounting shoe of the present mount provides a lower profile than an integral mounting member on the night vision system that is used to attach the night vision system to a helmet/head worn mount. In one aspect, by lowering the weapon mounting height of the night vision device, the night vision system can be mounted at an appropriate height for use in front of an optical scope. In another aspect one aspect, lowering the weapon mounting height of the night vision device allows the night vision system to be mounted at an appropriate height for use on a helmet mounting system in a binocular system having a thermal camera or other type of viewing device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/38 - Telescopic sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance; Supports or mountings therefor
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • G02B 23/12 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices with means for image conversion or intensification

65.

Binocular bridge for thermal viewing device

      
Application Number 14242303
Grant Number 10162168
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-01
First Publication Date 2014-11-06
Grant Date 2018-12-25
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.
  • Wright, Nathaniel G.

Abstract

An improved monocular/binocular bridge and helmet mounting device employing same for an optical device are provided. The mounting device herein includes a mount with a bridge attachment for providing multiple options for a monocular or binocular viewing. An adjustment mechanism for adjusting the pupillary/interpupillary positioning of attached viewing device(s) moves the devices linearly from side-to-side. Multiple options are provided for moving attached devices to any of multiple stowed positions out of the user's line of sight when the optical device is not in use. The bridge attachment and multiple stow positions also allow the unit to be adapted for a variety of viewing devices. A mounting bracket on the viewing device allows the viewing device to be selectively attached to a helmet mount or firearm accessory mounting rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • G02B 23/12 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices with means for image conversion or intensification
  • G02B 23/18 - Housings; Caps; Mountings; Supports, e.g. with counterweight for binocular arrangements
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

66.

Helmet mounting systems

      
Application Number 14274035
Grant Number 10004289
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-05-09
First Publication Date 2014-09-04
Grant Date 2018-06-26
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Celona, Marc J.

Abstract

Helmet mounts for mounting an associated viewing device on a helmet, includes a first pivoting segment for attachment to the helmet and a second pivoting segment for attachment to the associated viewing device. The second pivoting segment is pivotable relative to the first pivoting segment for selectively supporting the associated viewing device in a first, operational position before the eyes of a user donning the helmet and a second, stowed position above a line of sight of a viewer donning the helmet. In one aspect, the first pivoting segment includes a vertical adjust mechanism having a base plate, a pair of guide rails attached to the base plate and defining a channel therebetween, a sliding plate slidably attached to the guide rails, and a clamping mechanism for selectively applying a clamping force to secure the sliding plate at a desired position relative to the base plate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • G02B 23/12 - Telescopes, e.g. binoculars; Periscopes; Instruments for viewing the inside of hollow bodies; Viewfinders; Optical aiming or sighting devices with means for image conversion or intensification
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

67.

Helmet mounting systems

      
Application Number 12117704
Grant Number 08661571
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-05-08
First Publication Date 2014-03-04
Grant Date 2014-03-04
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

Pivoting helmet mounts for an optical device are provided. In one aspect, a bayonet mount is provided for removably attaching a bayonet mounting base to a flush-mounting bracket on the helmet. Optionally, a lanyard for securing the optical device to the helmet is provided. In further aspects, the bayonet mount is omitted and the helmet mount is secured directly to the flush mount bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 1/24 - Hats; Caps; Hoods with means for attaching articles thereto, e.g. memorandum tablets or mirrors

68.

Helmet edge trim wiring harness

      
Application Number 13939587
Grant Number 09622529
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-11
First Publication Date 2014-01-23
Grant Date 2017-04-18
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

An improved helmet construction and method having a circuit carried within an edge trim member received over the unfinished edge of the helmet shell. A plurality of electrical connectors are provided at different locations on the helmet for providing power, data transmission, and/or signal transmission to one or more accessory devices on the helmet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

69.

Parallel axle mounting rail clamp

      
Application Number 13902901
Grant Number 08800194
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-05-27
First Publication Date 2013-12-05
Grant Date 2014-08-12
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Wright, Nathaniel G.
  • Celona, Marc J.

Abstract

An improved clamping device and method for a weapon accessory rail of a type having an elongate mounting structure of generally T-shaped cross-sectional shape, such as a Picatinny mounting rail, is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/387 - Mounting telescopic sights on smallarms
  • F41C 27/00 - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details or attachments not otherwise provided for
  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories

70.

Head-mounted video recording system

      
Application Number 13865589
Grant Number 09113129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-18
First Publication Date 2013-11-07
Grant Date 2015-08-18
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A helmet- or head-mounted video recording system is provided for mounting on a piece of head gear such as a head-protective helmet. The system includes a camera module attachable to the head gear, including a first video camera integrated into the camera module for generating a video signal. A recording module is removably attachable to the head gear and is adapted to receive the video signal and store data representative of the video signal. A power supply module is removably attachable to the head gear and is electrically connectable to the camera module and the recording module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • H04N 9/79 - Processing of colour television signals in connection with recording
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • H04N 5/247 - Arrangement of television cameras
  • H04N 5/77 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television camera
  • H04N 5/781 - Television signal recording using magnetic recording on disks or drums
  • H04N 5/85 - Television signal recording using optical recording on discs or drums
  • H04N 5/907 - Television signal recording using static stores, e.g. storage tubes or semiconductor memories

71.

Power distribution system and helmet and method employing the same

      
Application Number 13647515
Grant Number 08908389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-10-09
First Publication Date 2013-04-11
Grant Date 2014-12-09
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

An integrated accessory mounting and electrical interconnection device are provided which can be embedded or attached to the surface of a ballistic or non-ballistic helmet. The helmet system herein includes a flexible circuit substrate that may be embedded between a ballistic shell and an outer skin or shell. The helmet system and method allow a secure connection of helmet mounted accessories to the helmet without the need to penetrate any one or more layers of the ballistic shell with mounting hardware, fasteners, wiring vias, and so forth.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/30 - Mounting radio sets or communication systems
  • F41H 1/04 - Protection helmets
  • H02J 4/00 - Circuit arrangements for mains or distribution networks not specified as ac or dc
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets
  • H02J 1/00 - Circuit arrangements for dc mains or dc distribution networks

72.

Monocular/binocular bridge for viewing device and helmet mount employing same

      
Application Number 13630695
Grant Number 09116355
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-09-28
First Publication Date 2013-04-04
Grant Date 2015-08-25
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.
  • Mitchell, Travis S.

Abstract

An improved monocular/binocular bridge and helmet mounting device employing same for an optical device are provided. The mounting device herein includes a mount with a bridge attachment for providing multiple options for a monocular or binocular optical device and multiple options for moving the attached optical device to any of multiple stowed positions out of the user's line of sight when the optical device is not in use. The bridge attachment and multiple stow positions also allow the unit to be adapted for a variety of viewing devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 23/18 - Housings; Caps; Mountings; Supports, e.g. with counterweight for binocular arrangements
  • A42B 3/00 - Helmets; Helmet covers
  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

73.

Modular weapon video display system

      
Application Number 11972481
Grant Number 08297173
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-01-10
First Publication Date 2012-10-30
Grant Date 2012-10-30
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.
  • Davis, Linwood B.
  • Carter, Marvin S.
  • Ahlberg, Ferdinand N.
  • Goupil, Dominic R.

Abstract

An improved modular video display system for a weapon having a video display module that can accommodate multiple camera inputs. The video display module contains a video control panel and human-viewable display screen, which enables the operator to switch between viewing and controlling a thermal sight and a left and right rotating camera. The video display module and cameras are powered by a power supply, which is electrically coupled to the weapons accessory devices, once each device is mounted on the modular rails. The cameras are connected to the video display module and the weapons operator may select either a thermal display using the thermal sight or an image display of the left or right using the left and right rotating camera. The control panel enables the operator to personalize the display screen in order to best suit their current situational needs with controls for camera select, reticle style, reticle color, reticle intensity, bore sight keys, black hot/white hot image select, digital zoom, and display brightness. In conjunction with the modular video display system additional accessory devices may be used, such as laser sights, spotting scopes, and handgrip units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/00 - Sighting devices
  • F41G 5/06 - Elevating or traversing control systems for guns using electric means for remote control

74.

Powered hydration system

      
Application Number 11704632
Grant Number 08220664
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-02-09
First Publication Date 2012-07-17
Grant Date 2012-07-17
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A personal hydration system resistant to environmental contamination is provided. In a further aspect, a method of delivering fluid to a user is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B67D 7/84 - Casings, cabinets or frameworks; Trolleys or like movable supports

75.

Pivoting helmet mount

      
Application Number 12259010
Grant Number 08209780
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-10-27
First Publication Date 2012-07-03
Grant Date 2012-07-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A mounting device for mounting an associated optical device on an associated helmet includes a first pivot arm assembly removably attachable to the associated helmet. A second pivot arm assembly is pivotally attached to the first pivot arm assembly and is rotatable about a first horizontal axis. A optical device mounting arm assembly is rotatably attached to the second pivot arm assembly. The optical device mounting arm assembly rotatable about a first vertical axis relative to the second pivot arm assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 1/24 - Hats; Caps; Hoods with means for attaching articles thereto, e.g. memorandum tablets or mirrors

76.

Self-contained breathing system

      
Application Number 13371744
Grant Number 08950401
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-02-13
First Publication Date 2012-06-07
Grant Date 2015-02-10
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Desrosiers, Daniel A.
  • Hansen, Mark A.

Abstract

A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01D 19/00 - Degasification of liquids
  • B01D 59/50 - Separation involving two or more processes covered by different groups selected from groups , , , , , , , ,
  • B01D 59/26 - Separation by extracting by sorption, i.e. absorption, adsorption, persorption
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • A61M 16/00 - Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration; Tracheal tubes
  • A62B 7/00 - Respiratory apparatus
  • A62B 7/10 - Respiratory apparatus with filter elements
  • A62B 1/00 - Devices for lowering persons from buildings or the like
  • A62B 9/04 - Couplings; Supporting frames
  • A62B 18/00 - Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
  • A62B 18/10 - Valves

77.

Integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly for grenade launcher and method therefor

      
Application Number 13286737
Grant Number 08561518
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-11-01
First Publication Date 2012-02-23
Grant Date 2013-10-22
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

An integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly includes a range finder for determining a distance to a target and an onboard ballistics computer for calculating a trajectory and automatically rotating a pointing laser to the proper angle for aligning with the target for lobbing of a grenade.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles

78.

Integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly and method therefor

      
Application Number 12506161
Grant Number 08100044
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-07-20
First Publication Date 2012-01-24
Grant Date 2012-01-24
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

An integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly includes a range finder for determining a distance to a target and an onboard ballistics computer for calculating a trajectory and automatically rotating a pointing laser to the proper angle for aligning with a target for firing the weapon.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles

79.

Battery box and mounting shoe interface

      
Application Number 13103439
Grant Number 09203063
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-05-09
First Publication Date 2012-01-12
Grant Date 2015-12-01
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Goupil, Dominic R.
  • Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

A battery box apparatus includes a main body defining a battery cavity for removably receiving one or more batteries, the main body having a mounting shoe attached to a first side of the main body for removably mounting the battery box. The battery box also includes a cover movable between a closed position and an open position hingedly connected to the main body to selectively close the battery cavity when the cover is in the closed position and to provide access to the battery cavity when the cover is in the open position. A locking mechanism secures the cover in the closed position. The battery box also includes a flex circuit received within the battery cavity, the flex circuit comprising a circuit structure carried on a flexible substrate electrically coupling a plurality of terminals within the battery cavity to a plurality of electrical contacts on the mounting shoe.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 6/42 - Grouping of primary cells into batteries
  • H01M 2/10 - Mountings; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders

80.

Floating rail system for firearm

      
Application Number 11972426
Grant Number 08091265
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-01-10
First Publication Date 2012-01-10
Grant Date 2012-01-10
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Bodwell, Jesse T.

Abstract

An improved floating rail system for mounting accessories on a firearm having a barrel including a chassis and a clamp adapted to attach the chassis about the barrel of the firearm. A plurality of elongate accessory mounting rails are attached to the chassis and extend parallel to an axis of the barrel. The accessory mounting rails are supported in the chassis radially spread apart from the barrel.

IPC Classes  ?

81.

Integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly

      
Application Number 12185540
Grant Number 08047118
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-08-04
First Publication Date 2011-11-01
Grant Date 2011-11-01
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

An integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly includes a range finder for determining a distance to a target and an onboard ballistics computer for calculating a trajectory and automatically rotating a pointing laser to the proper angle for aligning with the target for lobbing of a grenade.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/473 - Sighting devices for particular applications for lead-indicating or range-finding, e.g. for use with rifles or shotguns
  • F41G 3/06 - Aiming or laying means with rangefinder
  • G06G 7/80 - Analogue computers for specific processes, systems, or devices, e.g. simulators for guiding missiles

82.

Helmet mounting system and mounting shoe interface

      
Application Number 13019889
Grant Number 08984665
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-02-02
First Publication Date 2011-10-06
Grant Date 2015-03-24
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Goupil, Dominic R.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Harris, Justin D.

Abstract

An improved helmet mounting device for an optical or other viewing device is provided. The helmet mount includes a mounting assembly removably attachable to the helmet and a pivoting assembly having a first end pivotally attached to the mounting assembly and a second end opposite the first end. A fore and aft adjustment assembly is attached to the second end of the pivoting assembly and a left and right adjustment assembly is rotatably attached to the fore and aft adjustment assembly. The left and right adjustment assembly is pivotal relative to the fore and aft adjustment assembly about a first generally vertical axis. An optical device mounting member is attached to the left and right adjustment assembly and the optical device mounting member is removably attachable to the optical device. The mounting assembly includes a vertical adjust mechanism which has a base plate, a pair of guide rails attached to the base plate and defining a channel therebetween, a sliding plate slidably attached to the guide rails, and a clamping mechanism for selectively applying a clamping force to secure the sliding plate at a desired position relative to said base plate. In further aspects, modular electrical connectors and a remote battery box for providing power to the optical device or other viewing device are provided.

IPC Classes  ?

83.

Helmet mounting systems

      
Application Number 12951969
Grant Number 08739313
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-11-22
First Publication Date 2011-06-23
Grant Date 2014-06-03
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Celona, Marc J.

Abstract

Helmet mounts for mounting an associated viewing device on a helmet, includes a first pivoting segment for attachment to the helmet and a second pivoting segment for attachment to the associated viewing device. The second pivoting segment is pivotable relative to the first pivoting segment for selectively supporting the associated viewing device in a first, operational position before the eyes of a user donning the helmet and a second, stowed position above a line of sight of a viewer donning the helmet. In one aspect, the first pivoting segment includes a vertical adjust mechanism having a base plate, a pair of guide rails attached to the base plate and defining a channel therebetween, a sliding plate slidably attached to the guide rails, and a clamping mechanism for selectively applying a clamping force to secure the sliding plate at a desired position relative to the base plate.

IPC Classes  ?

84.

Helmet mount for viewing device

      
Application Number 12791063
Grant Number 08375473
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-06-01
First Publication Date 2010-12-02
Grant Date 2013-02-19
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Celona, Marc J.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Teetzel, James W.

Abstract

An improved helmet mounting device for an optical device, such as a night vision device, is provided. The mounting device herein includes sliding carriage arms and a pivot member for pivoting the viewing device up and away from the user's line of sight. In the depicted preferred embodiments, an optional reinforced mounting fastener system is provided. In another aspect, a movable sensor element may provided on the helmet mount for controlling operation of an attached vision device. In still further embodiments, a breakaway mechanism is provided which allows the user to select between a rigid attachment between the helmet and the optical device and a breakaway attachment wherein the optical device will break away from the helmet when an applied force exceeds a threshold amount of force.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 1/24 - Hats; Caps; Hoods with means for attaching articles thereto, e.g. memorandum tablets or mirrors

85.

Self-contained breathing system

      
Application Number 12688676
Grant Number 08113198
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-01-15
First Publication Date 2010-09-09
Grant Date 2012-02-14
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Desrosiers, Daniel A.
  • Hansen, Mark A.

Abstract

A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 7/10 - Respiratory apparatus with filter elements
  • A62B 7/04 - Respiratory apparatus with compressed oxygen or air and lung-controlled oxygen or air valves
  • A62B 9/00 - Component parts for respiratory or breathing apparatus
  • A62B 18/10 - Valves
  • F16K 31/02 - Operating means; Releasing devices magnetic
  • A61M 15/00 - Inhalators
  • A61M 16/00 - Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration; Tracheal tubes

86.

Head-mounted video recording system

      
Application Number 11972040
Grant Number 08531592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-01-10
First Publication Date 2008-07-17
Grant Date 2013-09-10
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A helmet- or head-mounted video recording system is provided for mounting on a piece of head gear such as a head-protective helmet. The system includes a camera module attachable to the head gear, including a first video camera integrated into the camera module for generating a video signal. A recording module is removably attachable to the head gear and is adapted to receive the video signal and store data representative of the video signal. A power supply module is removably attachable to the head gear and is electrically connectable to the camera module and the recording module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G09G 5/00 - Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators

87.

Self-contained breathing system

      
Application Number 10924281
Grant Number 07647927
Status In Force
Filing Date 2004-08-23
First Publication Date 2007-10-11
Grant Date 2010-01-19
Owner WILCOX INDUSTRIES CORP. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Desrosiers, Daniel A.
  • Hansen, Mark A.

Abstract

A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 7/10 - Respiratory apparatus with filter elements
  • A62B 19/00 - Cartridges with absorbing substances for respiratory apparatus
  • A62B 23/02 - Filters for breathing-protection purposes for respirators

88.

Helmet mounting systems

      
Application Number 11804813
Grant Number 08826463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-05-21
First Publication Date 2007-09-20
Grant Date 2014-09-09
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Kent, David G.
  • Van Fosson, Marion H.

Abstract

Pivoting helmet mounts for an optical device are provided. In one aspect, a breakaway connector which is selectively configurable between breakaway and nonbreakaway configurations is provided. In a further aspect, a strap mount system for securing the helmet mount to the helmet employs a rotating ratchet assembly to adjust tension in the strap. In another aspect, a helmet mount for an optical device comprises a track assembly attached to a helmet to allow stowing of the optical device in a further retracted position. The track mount system may further include electrical connectors for attaching a power supply and an electronic device. In another aspect, a mounting bracket allows helmet-mounted optics to be shared with a weapon accessory mount. In a further aspect, a optical sighting device for a weapon combines a reflex sight a night vision goggle to allow targeting at night or in other low-light conditions.

IPC Classes  ?

89.

Helmet mounting systems

      
Application Number 10959906
Grant Number 07219370
Status In Force
Filing Date 2004-10-06
First Publication Date 2007-05-22
Grant Date 2007-05-22
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.
  • Kent, David G.
  • Van Fosson, Marion H.

Abstract

Pivoting helmet mounts for an optical device are provided. In one aspect, a breakaway connector which is selectively configurable between breakaway and nonbreakaway configurations is provided. In a further aspect, a strap mount system for securing the helmet mount to the helmet employs a rotating ratchet assembly to adjust tension in the strap. In another aspect, a helmet mount for an optical device comprises a track assembly attached to a helmet to allow stowing of the optical device in a further retracted position. The track mount system may further include electrical connectors for attaching a power supply and an electronic device. In another aspect, a mounting bracket allows helmet-mounted optics to be shared with a weapon accessory mount. In a further aspect, a optical sighting device for a weapon combines a reflex sight a night vision goggle to allow targeting at night or in other low-light conditions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A42B 3/04 - Parts, details or accessories of helmets

90.

Hand grip apparatus for firearm

      
Application Number 11084942
Grant Number 07712241
Status In Force
Filing Date 2005-03-21
First Publication Date 2005-11-03
Grant Date 2010-05-11
Owner Wilcox Industries Corp. (USA)
Inventor
  • Teetzel, James W.
  • Lemire, Gary M.

Abstract

A handgrip apparatus for firearm includes a hollow housing defining a handgrip surface and forming an enclosure. A fastener is connected to the housing for removably attaching the handgrip apparatus to a fore-end portion of a firearm. A retractable leg assembly is movable between a retracted position and an extended position and includes a pair of pivoting legs usable as a bipod support when the leg assembly is in the extended position.

IPC Classes  ?