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1.

Charging Slide for Foldable Firearm

      
Application Number 18405415
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
First Publication Date 2024-07-18
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

Abstract

A charging slide for carrying a bolt and latching a firearm in a folded position. The charging slide comprises a body, a projection, and a grip. The projection extends away from a first surface of the body along a first axis. The projection is configured to engage the bolt. The grip extends away from a first side of the body along a second axis oriented transversely to the first axis. The grip comprises a surface configured to engage an edge of a slot in a handguard of the firearm when the firearm is in the folded position. A receiver assembly and foldable firearm comprising the charging slide are also included.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use

2.

Recoil Buffer Assembly

      
Application Number 18501406
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-03
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

Abstract

A recoil buffer assembly for cushioning the impact of recoiling components of a firearm. The recoil buffer assembly comprises a first spring, a second spring, and a buffer. The first spring extends along a first axis. The second spring extends along the first axis. The buffer is positioned between a first end of the second spring and a second end of the first spring. The first spring is configured to act between the buffer and a bolt within the firearm. The second spring is configured to act between an end of the firearm and the buffer. A receiver assembly and firearm comprising the recoil buffer assembly are also included.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/84 - Coil spring buffers mounted within the gun stock
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers

3.

Suppressor endcap

      
Application Number 29827589
Grant Number D1028157
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-21
First Publication Date 2024-05-21
Grant Date 2024-05-21
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

4.

Buttstock and Spare Magazine Latch

      
Application Number 18505250
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-09
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

Abstract

A latch for securing a buttstock to a receiver of a firearm. The buttstock has at least one compartment configured to receive a spare magazine. The latch comprises a shaft, a lever, a first spring, and a second spring. The shaft moves along a first axis within the buttstock and is biased by the first spring to engage with a recess in a receiver of the firearm. The lever extends along a second axis transverse to the first axis and is positioned between the buttstock and an end of the shaft. The second spring biases the lever toward the buttstock. The lever includes a projection configured to extend through an opening in the buttstock and engage with the spare magazine. The lever is pivotable and is configured to release the magazine when the lever is pivoted in a first direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 23/22 - Stocks having space for the storage of objects
  • F41C 23/14 - Adjustable stock or stock parts, i.e. adaptable to personal requirements, e.g. length, pitch, cast or drop

5.

MUZZLE MOUNT ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18365644
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-04
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

Abstract

A mount assembly for attaching a firearm accessory to a muzzle of a firearm that promotes a more secure connection. The mounting assembly includes a front collar and a rear collar that are operable to clamp the mount assembly onto the muzzle. A detent ring mounted on the front collar yieldably biased by a spring against the rear collar to resist relative rotation of the front and rear collars. The mounting assembly is constructed so that the spring force applied by the spring does not continually increase as the front and rear collars move to clamp onto the muzzle. Detent springs used to yieldably hold the front and rear collars against relative rotation can be weaker than the main spring, which further reduces unwanted forces working against clamping of the mount assembly onto the muzzle. The mount assembly is also constructed to inhibit carbon lock.

IPC Classes  ?

6.

Trigger

      
Application Number 29747754
Grant Number D1015474
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-25
First Publication Date 2024-02-20
Grant Date 2024-02-20
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

7.

Adjustable Stock

      
Application Number 18448630
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Kusnierz, Zachary

Abstract

A stock has a buttstock. The buttstock includes an adjustable comb. The comb is connected to a body of the buttstock via a rod extending into the body of the buttstock and movable along a first axis. The position of the rod and comb is locked and unlocked by a latch. The buttstock includes an adjustable recoil pad. The recoil pad is connected to the body via a threaded rod mated with a nut embedded within an end of the body. The threaded rod and recoil pad move a direction along a longitudinal axis of the body depending on the rotation of the nut.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 23/14 - Adjustable stock or stock parts, i.e. adaptable to personal requirements, e.g. length, pitch, cast or drop
  • F41C 23/08 - Recoil absorbing pads

8.

Ambidextrous Charging Handle

      
Application Number 18449435
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-14
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Kusnierz, Zachary

Abstract

A charging handle assembly for a rifle has a body extending along a first axis. The body comprises a first side, a second side oppositely disposed, and an opening therebetween. A first handle is connected to the first side and extends away from the body along the first axis. A second handle is connected to the second side and extends away from the body along the first axis. A rod, comprising a first end and a second end, extends through the opening along a longitudinal axis oriented transversely to the first axis. A return spring acts between the body and the first end of the rod and biases the body towards the second end of the rod. The body is movable between the first end and the second end of the rod and compresses the spring when moving towards the first end.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use
  • F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers

9.

Back Strap and Grip Frame Extender

      
Application Number 18115039
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-28
First Publication Date 2023-08-31
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A combination back strap and grip extender mountable on a grip of a firearm. The grip defines a magazine well. The combination comprises a strap positionable lengthwise along and overlying an anterior portion of said grip. The strap has first and second ends oppositely disposed. The first and second ends are removably attachable to said grip. The grip extender is mounted on said second end of said strap. The grip extender comprises a collar defining a lumen aligned with said magazine well when said strap overlies said grip.

IPC Classes  ?

10.

Combination Grip Spacer and Catch Plate

      
Application Number 17893426
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-23
First Publication Date 2023-08-24
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

An ammunition magazine is disclosed including a tube surrounding a central space and having first and second ends oppositely disposed and having a first opening being positioned at the first end providing access to the central space. A spacer surrounds the tube proximate to the first end. A catch plate is integrally formed with the spacer. A butt plate is attached to the first end and overlies a portion of the spacer. The spacer being is captured between the butt plate and the tube. A fastener is positioned on the catch plate and engages the butt plate to retain the butt plate to the spacer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/65 - Box magazines having a cartridge follower

11.

Hand grip

      
Application Number 29720064
Grant Number D0995690
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-09
First Publication Date 2023-08-15
Grant Date 2023-08-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

12.

Sear and hammer arrangement

      
Application Number 18162887
Grant Number 12025392
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-01
First Publication Date 2023-08-03
Grant Date 2024-07-02
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

An arrangement of a hammer and a sear for a firearm having a frame is disclosed. The arrangement includes a hammer mountable within said frame for pivoting motion about a hammer pivot axis. The hammer includes a hammer body defining a hammer lug surrounding said hammer pivot axis and a hammer face positioned distal to said hammer pivot axis. A slot is positioned within said hammer body. A catch surface is positioned on said hammer body within said slot. A sear is mountable within said frame for pivoting motion about a sear pivot axis. The sear includes a sear body defining a sear lug surrounding said sear pivot axis and an action surface positioned on said sear body distal to said sear pivot axis. The action surface is movable into and out of engagement with said catch surface upon rotation of said sear body about said sear pivot axis. At least a portion of said sear body is received within said slot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 19/12 - Sears; Sear mountings
  • F41A 19/14 - Hammers, i.e. pivotably-mounted striker elements; Hammer mountings

13.

Trigger Return And Safety Mechanism

      
Application Number 18159717
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-26
First Publication Date 2023-07-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A trigger return and safety mechanism are mountable on a frame of a firearm. The trigger is mountable on the frame and pivotable about a trigger pivot axis. A strut is pivotably attached to the trigger at a strut pivot axis oriented parallel to and offset from the trigger pivot axis. The strut comprises a spring bearing surface and a safety bearing surface. A spring acts between the spring bearing surface and the frame for biasing the trigger into a reset position after the trigger has been pulled. A body is mountable on the frame, the body being movable between a first position wherein the body is not engageable with the safety bearing surface, thereby allowing pivoting motion of the trigger, and a second position wherein the body is engageable with the safety bearing surface thereby limiting pivoting motion of the trigger.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 19/10 - Triggers; Trigger mountings
  • F41A 17/46 - Trigger safeties, i.e. means for preventing trigger movement

14.

Ammunition magazine

      
Application Number 29711669
Grant Number D0975230
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-01
First Publication Date 2023-01-10
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

15.

EXPANSION-COMPRESSION BAFFLE

      
Application Number 17837331
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-12-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joe

Abstract

A suppressor baffle and a suppressor for a firearm. The suppressor includes a firearm attachment portion, a sleeve portion, and a baffle assembly with a plurality of baffles. At least one of the baffles includes a tubular body with a proximal exterior surface. The proximal exterior surface has a plurality of spaced-apart annular ridges. A first annular ridge includes a first annular compression surface and a first annular expansion surface, and a second annular ridge includes a second annular compression surface. The ridges are shaped and arranged to define a convex first expansion corner between the first annular compression surface and the first annular expansion surface, and a concave first compression corner between the first annular expansion surface and the second annular compression surface. Gas flowing along the proximal exterior surface expands at the first expansion corner and compresses at the first compression corner to dissipate energy in the gas.

IPC Classes  ?

16.

Hybrid suppressor baffle structure

      
Application Number 17837530
Grant Number 11927411
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-12-15
Grant Date 2024-03-12
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joe

Abstract

A firearm suppressor for use with a firearm includes a sleeve, an end cap, a baffle, a first exhaust passage, and a second exhaust passage. The sleeve has an inlet end, an outlet end, an interior volume, and an interior surface. The baffle is received in the sleeve and has an annular body with a central passage through the annular body. The first exhaust passage extends along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve and through the central passage of the baffle and allows gas to exit to the exterior of the sleeve. The second exhaust passage has a plurality of distinct exhaust gas channels. The distinct exhaust gas channels provide separate flow paths for exhaust gas to exit to the exterior of the sleeve.

IPC Classes  ?

17.

End cap muzzle control

      
Application Number 17837631
Grant Number 12025390
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-12-15
Grant Date 2024-07-02
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (Morocco)
Inventor Dejessa, Joe

Abstract

A firearm accessory and an end cap useful with the firearm assembly. The firearm assembly handles exhaust gas expelled with a round fired from a firearm and includes a fitting, a sleeve, a fluid pressure dissipation structure, and an end cap assembly at a distal end of the dissipation structure. The sleeve defines an internal volume that at least partially receives the dissipation structure. The end cap assembly and the dissipation structure at least partially define one or more distal chambers communicating with the internal volume. The end cap assembly defines a first, a second, and a third passage, each communicating with an exterior of the accessory. The first passage allows a bullet to pass through. The second passage includes a port in the end cap assembly radially outward of the first passage. The third passage includes a port located radially outward from the port of the second passage.

IPC Classes  ?

18.

Evacuating entrance chamber via blast baffle

      
Application Number 17837455
Grant Number 12018905
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-12-15
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joe

Abstract

A suppressor baffle and a firearm suppressor for suppressing the volume of the report of a firearm includes a fitting for mounting the suppressor on a firearm, a sleeve, and a baffle assembly. The sleeve is supported by the fitting. The baffle assembly is at least partially received in an internal volume defined by the sleeve. A first baffle in the plurality of baffles has a conical section with a proximal opening and a port. The port is elongate in a direction along the circumference of the conical section. The port provides a fluid path through the conical section from an entrance chamber of the suppressor to an internal conical volume defined by the conical section. Gas flowing along the first baffle is directed through the port, causing energy dissipation in the gas.

IPC Classes  ?

19.

Firearm suppressor

      
Application Number 29732239
Grant Number D0969258
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-22
First Publication Date 2022-11-08
Grant Date 2022-11-08
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

20.

Receiver latch for a firearm

      
Application Number 17684532
Grant Number 11536525
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-02
First Publication Date 2022-09-08
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Kusnierz, Zachary

Abstract

A firearm having a fixed magazine uses a latch to secure upper and lower receivers to one another in a closed position. The upper and lower receivers can be pivoted relatively to one another into an open position providing access to the magazine for loading by rotating the latch to release the upper and lower receivers from one another. The latch includes a hook spring biasing a hook contact surface of the latch to engage a hook receiving surface of a receiver when the receivers are moved from the open position to the closed position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers

21.

Firearm having reciprocable breech cover

      
Application Number 17713265
Grant Number 11703292
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-05
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Grant Date 2023-07-18
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A bullpup shotgun which ejects shells from the bottom of its action has a reciprocable cover which, when in a closed position, overlies the breech end of the shotgun's barrel. When in an open position, the cover is in spaced relation to the barrel breech end, allowing access to the shotgun's action to clear an ammunition feed malfunction. The cover is mounted on a butt stock, and is slidable or rotatable relatively to the shotgun's butt stock to effect motion of the cover between the open and closed positions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/00 - Feeding or loading of ammunition; Magazines; Guiding means for the extracting of cartridges
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 15/12 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns
  • F41C 23/04 - Folding or telescopic stocks or stock parts
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking

22.

Gas operated rotary barrel action and pistol

      
Application Number 17408870
Grant Number 11549767
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-23
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

An action for a firearm uses a rotating barrel on which are mounted lugs and a cam follower. The barrel is positioned coaxially within a tube fixed to the frame of the firearm. A cam, engaged by the cam follower, is also fixed to the frame. A gas space is defined between the tube and the barrel by a thrust surface on the barrel and a reaction surface on the tube. A gas port connects the gas space with the barrel's bore. A slide overlies the tube and defines longitudinally oriented grooves which receive the lugs when the barrel is rotated by interaction between the cam and the cam follower to align the lugs and the grooves. Motion of the barrel is arrested by interaction between the cam and cam follower, and motion of the slide relative to the barrel is permitted when the lugs align and engage the grooves.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/28 - Rigid bolt locks, i.e. having locking elements rigidly mounted on the bolt or bolt handle and on the barrel or breech-housing respectively the locking elements effecting a rotary movement about the barrel axis, e.g. rotating cylinder bolt locks semi-automatically or automatically operated, e.g. having a slidable bolt-carrier and a rotatable bolt having fixed locking elements on the non-rotating bolt and rotating locking elements mounted on the barrel or breech housing, e.g. rotatable rings
  • F41C 3/00 - Pistols
  • F41A 5/20 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock gas-operated using a gas piston arranged concentrically around the barrel
  • F41A 5/24 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock gas-operated by direct action of gas pressure on bolt or locking elements

23.

Firearm fire control mechanisms

      
Application Number 17486124
Grant Number 11965705
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-27
First Publication Date 2022-01-13
Grant Date 2024-04-23
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

Fire control mechanisms for a firearm include a trigger disconnect assembly and an action lock mechanism which work together to ensure safe and reliable firearm operation. The trigger disconnect uses a spring biased disconnector pivotably mounted on the trigger to actuate the sear and release a hammer sear upon firing. The hammer sear engages a compliant interface formed by a spring which actuates the action lock to unlock the bolt after the trigger has been pulled.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 19/44 - Sear arrangements therefor
  • F41A 17/42 - Safeties for locking the breech-block or bolt in a safety position
  • F41A 19/45 - Sear arrangements therefor for catching the hammer after each shot, i.e. in single-shot or semi- automatic firing mode
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking

24.

Blowback action with gas assist

      
Application Number 17194355
Grant Number 11248863
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-08
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Grant Date 2022-02-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A firearm using blowback action has a barrel which is movably mounted within a shroud which is fixedly mounted on the firearm's frame. A gas space is formed between the barrel and the shroud by a difference between the inner diameter of the shroud and the outer diameter of the barrel. At least one gas port provides fluid communication between the bore of the barrel and the gas space. During firing of a cartridge, pressurized gas in the gas space applies a force to the barrel which moves relatively to the shroud away from the muzzle end of the firearm to engage a slide or bolt, helping to move it out of battery and extract the spent cartridge casing. Gas is vented to the atmosphere through a gas vent defined between the barrel and the shroud in fluid communication with the gas space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 5/02 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock recoil-operated
  • F41A 5/24 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock gas-operated by direct action of gas pressure on bolt or locking elements
  • F41A 5/26 - Arrangements or systems for bleeding the gas from the barrel
  • F41A 5/14 - Barrel stops, i.e. devices for holding the recoiling barrel in a predetermined position, e.g. the recoil position

25.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29717147
Grant Number D0934979
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-16
First Publication Date 2021-11-02
Grant Date 2021-11-02
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

26.

Inertial decoupler for firearm sound suppressor

      
Application Number 17181457
Grant Number 11287207
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-22
First Publication Date 2021-09-02
Grant Date 2022-03-29
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

Abstract

An inertial decoupler and suppressor assembly, associated components, and associated methods. The inertial decoupler is adjustable to change a preload of a spring biasing a piston toward an at-rest position and/or to change a permitted travel distance of the piston away from the at-rest position. The inertial decoupler can be removable from the suppressor and usable with other suppressors, or can be integrated with a dedicated suppressor.

IPC Classes  ?

27.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29765454
Grant Number D0926277
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-27
Grant Date 2021-07-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

28.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29765458
Grant Number D0926279
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-27
Grant Date 2021-07-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

29.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29765455
Grant Number D0926278
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-27
Grant Date 2021-07-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

30.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29765459
Grant Number D0926280
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-27
Grant Date 2021-07-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

31.

Sear mechanism and firearm

      
Application Number 17064801
Grant Number 11187483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-07
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Grant Date 2021-11-30
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

A sear mechanism for a firearm pivotably mounts a sear body on a sear lever which is pivotably mounted on the firearm frame. An actuator lever is also pivotably mounted on the frame. The actuator lever is pivoted by a trigger bar connected to the firearm's trigger. Pivoting of the actuator lever when the trigger is pulled allows the sear lever to pivot. Pivoting of the sear lever allows the sear body to fall off of a surface on a striker, releasing the striker to discharge the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

32.

Magazine having spacer with detent fastener

      
Application Number 17126298
Grant Number 11112193
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-18
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2021-09-07
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

An ammunition magazine for a firearm uses a spacer to extend the grip. The spacer is attached to the magazine's tube using a combined fastener and detent mechanism which acts between the magazine's butt plate and floor plate. The butt plate is attached to the magazine tube and the spacer is captured between the butt plate and floor plate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/65 - Box magazines having a cartridge follower

33.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29765456
Grant Number D0919739
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-08
First Publication Date 2021-05-18
Grant Date 2021-05-18
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

34.

Butt plate retention mechanism for an ammunition magazine

      
Application Number 17091120
Grant Number 11098969
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-06
First Publication Date 2021-05-13
Grant Date 2021-08-24
Owner Smith & Wesson, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

Abstract

A magazine for feeding ammunition to a firearm includes a tube surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining a central space for receiving the ammunition. The tube has first and second ends. A follower is slidably movable within the tube. A butt plate is removeably attached to the first end. The butt plate defines a bore. A plunger is movably positioned within the bore and includes a first mounting cam. A first catch, mounted on the butt plate, is engageable with the tube proximate to the first end. The first catch is movable relative to the butt plate in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis. The first catch includes a cam follower engageable with the first cam. A spring acts between the plunger and the follower for biasing the plunger toward the butt plate and the follower toward the second end.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/71 - Arrangements thereon for varying capacity; Adapters or inserts for changing cartridge size or type
  • F41A 9/70 - Arrangements thereon for discharging, e.g. cartridge followers or discharge throats

35.

Shotgun

      
Application Number 29717342
Grant Number D0917648
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-17
First Publication Date 2021-04-27
Grant Date 2021-04-27
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

36.

Trigger return spring mechanism

      
Application Number 17060327
Grant Number 11054204
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-01
First Publication Date 2021-04-08
Grant Date 2021-07-06
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A trigger return spring assembly mountable on a frame of a firearm includes a trigger mounted on the frame pivoting about a first axis of rotation. A trigger bar attached to the trigger pivots relative to the trigger about a second axis of rotation fixed on the trigger. A bore extends through the trigger along a third axis oriented transversely to and positioned between the first and second axes of rotation. A plunger extends through the bore and is movable along the third axis. A first end of the plunger is attached to the trigger bar and a second end has a retaining surface oriented transversely to the third axis. A shoulder is positioned within the bore proximate to the trigger bar. A compression spring captured within the bore, between the shoulder and the retaining surface, exerts a force pushing the retaining surface away from the shoulder.

IPC Classes  ?

37.

Firearm having reciprocable breech cover

      
Application Number 16924537
Grant Number 11326845
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2021-02-18
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A bullpup shotgun which ejects shells from the bottom of its action has a reciprocable cover which, when in a closed position, overlies the breech end of the shotgun's barrel. When in an open position, the cover is in spaced relation to the barrel breech end, allowing access to the shotgun's action to clear an ammunition feed malfunction. The cover is mounted on a butt stock, and the butt stock may be movable relatively to the shotgun's receiver to effect motion of the cover between the open and closed positions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/00 - Feeding or loading of ammunition; Magazines; Guiding means for the extracting of cartridges
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 15/12 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns
  • F41C 23/04 - Folding or telescopic stocks or stock parts
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking

38.

Firearm breech cover interlock

      
Application Number 16993640
Grant Number 11022386
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-14
First Publication Date 2021-02-18
Grant Date 2021-06-01
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A breech cover interlock coordinates the motion of a breech cover with the motion of the fore end of a pump action firearm. The interlock features an action bar which is connected to the fore end and has a catch which is engaged by a latch mounted with the cover on a movable buttstock. Engagement between the catch and the latch prevents the buttstock and cover from moving and thereby exposing the firearm's breech while the firearm's action is in battery as evidenced by the position of the fore end. Motion of the fore end out of battery disengages the latch and catch and permits the cover to be moved out of overlying position with the breech to permit access to the breech to clear a malfunction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking
  • F41A 3/58 - Breakdown breech mechanisms, e.g. for shotguns
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts

39.

Shotgun configuration

      
Application Number 16924530
Grant Number 11306995
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2021-02-11
Grant Date 2022-04-19
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A shotgun is formed of sub-assemblies which include a lower receiver upon which a butt stock and an upper receiver are mounted. The lower receiver houses the fire control mechanism, the butt stock includes an ammunition elevator and a breech cover. Magazine tubes, ammunition cut-offs, a selector, a selector interrupter and the barrel are mounted on the upper receiver.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking
  • F41A 17/34 - Magazine safeties
  • F41A 9/72 - Tubular magazines, i.e. magazines containing the ammunition in lengthwise tandem sequence

40.

Shotgun ammunition feeding system

      
Application Number 16924525
Grant Number 11035636
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2021-01-28
Grant Date 2021-06-15
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A shotgun has right and left magazines from which ammunition may be fed to the action using a selector mounted on a movable fore-end chassis whose motion cycles the action. An interrupter prevents the selector from switching between magazines unless the action is in battery with the fore-end chassis fully forward toward the muzzle end of the shotgun. Respective right and left outer cut-offs on the magazines cooperate with an inner cut-off to ensure proper coordination of ammunition feed as the action is cycled by motion of the fore-end chassis. The outer cut-offs are also manually operable to permit removal of ammunition from the magazines without cycling the action.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/61 - Magazines
  • F41A 9/72 - Tubular magazines, i.e. magazines containing the ammunition in lengthwise tandem sequence
  • F41A 17/34 - Magazine safeties
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers

41.

Dual connector firearm suppressor

      
Application Number 17033525
Grant Number 11340036
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-21
Grant Date 2022-05-24
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Crown, Alexander
  • Young, Nolan Blake
  • Beaudry, Grey Oliver

Abstract

A firearm sound suppressor and associated methods. The suppressor can include first and second firearm connectors at opposite ends of the suppressor for connecting to firearm mounts of different types. The suppressor can include symmetrical baffling and/or symmetrical gas flow passaging such that sound reduction performance of the suppressor is generally the same notwithstanding whether the first or second firearm connectors is used to connect the suppressor to the firearm. A protector can be used to protect the firearm connector that is not connected to the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

42.

Firearm fire control mechanisms

      
Application Number 16877808
Grant Number 11187481
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-19
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Grant Date 2021-11-30
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

Fire control mechanisms for a firearm include a trigger disconnect assembly and an action lock mechanism which work together to ensure safe and reliable firearm operation. The trigger disconnect uses a spring biased disconnector pivotably mounted on the trigger to actuate the sear and release a hammer sear upon firing. The hammer sear engages a compliant interface formed by a spring which actuates the action lock to unlock the bolt after the trigger has been pulled.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/42 - Safeties for locking the breech-block or bolt in a safety position
  • F41C 7/02 - Pump-action guns, i.e. guns having a reciprocating handgrip beneath the barrel for loading or cocking
  • F41A 19/45 - Sear arrangements therefor for catching the hammer after each shot, i.e. in single-shot or semi- automatic firing mode

43.

Pistol, ejector and takedown lever

      
Application Number 16993630
Grant Number 11340030
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-14
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Grant Date 2022-05-24
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

A semiautomatic pistol has a takedown lever which also acts as an ejector. The takedown lever includes an ejector head and a finger. The finger is engageable with a sear when the takedown lever is rotated by depressing the ejector head through the ejection port when the slide is out of battery. This rotates the sear so that the slide may be removed by sliding it toward the muzzle end of the pistol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
  • F41C 3/00 - Pistols

44.

Suppressor for firearm and method of making baffle cup therefor

      
Application Number 16915860
Grant Number 11125524
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
First Publication Date 2020-10-15
Grant Date 2021-09-21
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miele, Antonio
  • Marsland, Robert

Abstract

A firearm suppressor includes a muzzle mount; blast, intermediate and distal baffle cups; a distal end cap; and a shroud. The muzzle mount, baffle cups, and end cap thread together at threaded interfaces. Each baffle cup has an externally threaded proximal segment threadably received in the proximally adjacent component. The distal baffle cup has an externally threaded distal segment received in the end cap. The components are shaped and arranged to form sealed interfaces upstream of the threaded interfaces along the flow path of gas through the suppressor. The baffle cups include baffle walls defining chambers sized and arranged to limit first round pop. The baffle walls define vent passages extending along axes oriented at skew angles with respect to the axes of the baffle cups. A distal baffle cup includes an annular recess for reducing the weight of the suppressor adjacent the distal end.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

Mounting mechanism

      
Application Number 16838140
Grant Number 10962332
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-02
First Publication Date 2020-10-15
Grant Date 2021-03-30
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A mounting mechanism has a base upon which a rotating cam is mounted. The cam has a lobe which extends beyond the perimeter of the base when the cam is in a first position and remains within the perimeter of the base when the cam is in a second position. A detent is used to lock the cam in the first position. The detent includes a leaf spring positioned on the cam which defines a kink. The kink is engageable within a niche in the base when the cam is in the first position. An accessory attached to the mounting mechanism may be attached to a structure using the mounting mechanism. The base fits within a slot in the structure and the lobe of the cam engages the structure when the cam is in the first position to lock the mounting mechanism and the accessory to the structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 11/00 - WEAPON SIGHTS; AIMING - Details of sighting or aiming apparatus; Accessories
  • F41A 21/48 - Barrel mounting means, e.g. releasable mountings for replaceable barrels

46.

Magazine safety

      
Application Number 16822296
Grant Number 11029110
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-18
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Grant Date 2021-06-08
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Curry, Brett
  • Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A magazine safety for a semiautomatic firearm uses two levers connected via a floating pin. The first lever is pivotable into and out of the magazine well. The second lever is spring biased to position a spur extending therefrom into the path of a trigger bar. An end of the second lever is connected to the first lever via the floating pin. In the absence of the magazine from the magazine well the first lever will rotate into the magazine well, thereby permitting the second lever to rotate and position the spur in the path of the trigger bar to prevent discharge of the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
  • F41A 17/38 - Magazine safeties locking the magazine in the gun

47.

Cartridge extractor

      
Application Number 16776992
Grant Number 10907918
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-30
First Publication Date 2020-09-24
Grant Date 2021-02-02
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

An extractor for a semiautomatic firearm has an elongated strap with a hook at one end and a projection at an opposite end. The hook engages the rim of a chambered cartridge and the projection is received within a recess in the slide. A notch in the strap engages a pin in the slide to retain the extractor. One end of a leg is attached to the strap near the hook, the opposite end of the leg engages the slide. The leg acts as a biasing spring to bias the hook into engagement with the cartridge.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 15/14 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns the ejector being mounted on, or within, the bolt

48.

Reflex sight

      
Application Number 16715410
Grant Number 10907932
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-16
First Publication Date 2020-06-25
Grant Date 2021-02-02
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A reflex sight for a firearm has an optical element received within a receptacle of a housing. The housing is mounted on the firearm. Shoulders extending from a base of the optical element engage corresponding shoulders extending from the housing into the receptacle to position the optical element so that it intersects a line of sight parallel to but offset from the firing axis of the firearm. The optical element includes a collimating reflector which produces a virtual reticle visible when viewed along the line of sight when aiming the firearm. The optical element is captured within the receptacle between the firearm or a plate and the shoulders of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41G 1/30 - Reflecting sights specially adapted for smallarms or ordnance

49.

Inertial decoupler for firearm sound suppressor

      
Application Number 16596577
Grant Number 10969187
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-08
First Publication Date 2020-05-14
Grant Date 2021-04-06
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dejessa, Joseph

Abstract

An inertial decoupler and suppressor assembly, associated components, and associated methods. The inertial decoupler is adjustable to change a preload of a spring biasing a piston toward an at-rest position and/or to change a permitted travel distance of the piston away from the at-rest position. The inertial decoupler can be removable from the suppressor and usable with other suppressors, or can be integrated with a dedicated suppressor.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

Sound suppressor

      
Application Number 15656512
Grant Number RE047932
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-21
First Publication Date 2020-04-07
Grant Date 2020-04-07
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Young, N Blake
  • Dater, Philip H

Abstract

A monocore for a sound suppressor that significantly enhances the trapping and delay of the gases exiting from the sound suppressor due to the design, location, and configuration of slanted baffles and angled half-baffles, and a plurality of rods. The slanted baffles help define the blast chamber, expansion chambers, and exit chamber of the monocore. The plurality of rods may be positioned in the blast chamber or the expansions chambers. The plurality of rods may vary in length. The plurality of rods may also replace the angled half-baffles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 21/30 - Silencers
  • F01N 1/08 - Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing by reducing exhaust energy by throttling or whirling

51.

Firearm and grip strap

      
Application Number 16545374
Grant Number 10948262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-20
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2021-03-16
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Curry, Brett
  • Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A grip strap is removably attachable to a grip of a firearm using a plunger mounted in the grip and biased by a mainspring which also biases a hammer strut of the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

Firearm sound suppressor having flash hider

      
Application Number 16110800
Grant Number 10655926
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-23
First Publication Date 2020-02-27
Grant Date 2020-05-19
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Young, Nolan Blake
  • Kunsky, Jacob Fredrick

Abstract

A firearm sound suppressor and associated methods. The sound suppressor includes a distal end wall and a flash hider on the distal end wall for reducing flash at an outlet of the suppressor. The sound suppressor can include a core including gas baffling integrally formed with the distal end wall and the flash hider. The flash hider can include a plurality of arms having slots therebetween and extending distally away from the distal end wall.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

Balanced rotating drop safety

      
Application Number 16442611
Grant Number 10823520
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-17
First Publication Date 2019-12-26
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A safety for a firearm has a blocking lever with an arresting lobe that engages a plunger. The arresting lobe and plunger are statically counterbalanced about a pivot axis by a counterbalance lobe on the blocking lever. The blocking lever is movable between a safe position, where it engages and prevents motion of a firing element, and a fire position, where it cannot engage the firing element. A cam, moved by the trigger, moves the plunger, which moves the blocking lever from the safe to the fire position to permit discharge of the firearm upon further pull of the trigger.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/64 - Firing-pin safeties, i.e. means for preventing movement of slidably-mounted strikers

54.

Pistol grip safety

      
Application Number 29679971
Grant Number D0867512
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-12
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

55.

Magazine catch

      
Application Number 16452612
Grant Number 10473414
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-26
First Publication Date 2019-11-12
Grant Date 2019-11-12
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A magazine catch uses a spring biased plunger captured within a housing to bias the housing into engagement with a magazine to retain the magazine within the firearm. The plunger has a projection which engages the frame of the firearm. The plunger is rotatable relatively to the housing to orient the projection in opposite directions and thus permits the magazine catch to be reversibly positioned within the frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/61 - Magazines
  • F41A 9/59 - Ejectors for clips or magazines, e.g. when empty
  • F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use

56.

Dual connector firearm suppressor

      
Application Number 15927597
Grant Number 10794651
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-21
First Publication Date 2019-09-26
Grant Date 2020-10-06
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Crown, Alexander
  • Young, Nolan Blake
  • Beaudry, Grey Oliver

Abstract

A firearm sound suppressor and associated methods. The suppressor can include first and second firearm connectors at opposite ends of the suppressor for connecting to firearm mounts of different types. The suppressor can include symmetrical baffling and/or symmetrical gas flow passaging such that sound reduction performance of the suppressor is generally the same notwithstanding whether the first or second firearm connectors is used to connect the suppressor to the firearm. A protector can be used to protect the firearm connector that is not connected to the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

57.

Suppressor for firearm and baffle cup therefor

      
Application Number 16179652
Grant Number 10724817
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-02
First Publication Date 2019-06-06
Grant Date 2020-07-28
Owner Smith & Wesson Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miele, Antonio
  • Marsland, Robert

Abstract

A firearm suppressor includes a muzzle mount; blast, intermediate and distal baffle cups; a distal end cap; and a shroud. The muzzle mount, baffle cups, and end cap thread together at threaded interfaces. Each baffle cup has an externally threaded proximal segment threadably received in the proximally adjacent component. The distal baffle cup has an externally threaded distal segment received in the end cap. The components are shaped and arranged to form sealed interfaces upstream of the threaded interfaces along the flow path of gas through the suppressor. The baffle cups include baffle walls defining chambers sized and arranged to limit first round pop. The baffle walls define vent passages extending along axes oriented at skew angles with respect to the axes of the baffle cups. A distal baffle cup includes an annular recess for reducing the weight of the suppressor adjacent the distal end.

IPC Classes  ?

58.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29610133
Grant Number D0849171
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-10
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Curry, Brett

59.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29610137
Grant Number D0849172
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-10
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

60.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29610138
Grant Number D0849173
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-10
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

61.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29610135
Grant Number D0847288
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-10
First Publication Date 2019-04-30
Grant Date 2019-04-30
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Curry, Brett

62.

Pistol with grip safety

      
Application Number 29605493
Grant Number D0846681
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-26
First Publication Date 2019-04-23
Grant Date 2019-04-23
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

63.

Suppressor for firearm and baffle cup therefor

      
Application Number 15634729
Grant Number 10119779
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-27
First Publication Date 2018-11-06
Grant Date 2018-11-06
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Miele, Antonio
  • Marsland, Robert

Abstract

A firearm suppressor includes a muzzle mount; blast, intermediate and distal baffle cups; a distal end cap; and a shroud. The muzzle mount, baffle cups, and end cap thread together at threaded interfaces. Each baffle cup has an externally threaded proximal segment threadably received in the proximally adjacent component. The distal baffle cup has an externally threaded distal segment received in the end cap. The components are shaped and arranged to form sealed interfaces upstream of the threaded interfaces along the flow path of gas through the suppressor. The baffle cups include baffle walls defining chambers sized and arranged to limit first round pop. The baffle walls define vent passages extending along axes oriented at skew angles with respect to the axes of the baffle cups. A distal baffle cup includes an annular recess for reducing the weight of the suppressor adjacent the distal end.

IPC Classes  ?

64.

Multiple mode disconnector for pistols

      
Application Number 15465996
Grant Number 10234225
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-22
First Publication Date 2018-09-27
Grant Date 2019-03-19
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zukowski, Gary
  • Muska, Simon M.

Abstract

A disconnector for pistols having a trigger bar uses a body rotatably mounted on the pistol frame to permit or prevent engagement between the trigger bar and the pistol's sear. The body has a plurality of surfaces, one of which engages the trigger bar and pivots it between a safe orientation, out of alignment with the pistol's sear, and a fire orientation, aligned with the sear, when the body rotates between a safe position and a fire position. Another body surface engages the slide, the body being rotated into the safe position when the slide is out of battery. Another surface engages a grip safety and another surface engages a manual safety. Both safeties effect rotation of the body between the safe and fire positions when they are actuated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 3/00 - Pistols
  • F41A 17/20 - Grip or stock safeties, i.e. safeties disengaged by clasping the grip or stock

65.

Rifle hand guard

      
Application Number 29576797
Grant Number D0827082
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-07
First Publication Date 2018-08-28
Grant Date 2018-08-28
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

66.

Trigger assembly with trigger block

      
Application Number 15466060
Grant Number 10006734
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-22
First Publication Date 2018-06-26
Grant Date 2018-06-26
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Findlay, David S.

Abstract

A trigger mechanism has a trigger block pivotably mounted on a trigger. The trigger block has a face surface that engages an actuation surface on a plunger which is movable along a line of action. The plunger has a stop surface engageable with a contact surface on the trigger. Pivoting of the trigger is prevented when the stop and contact surfaces are engaged. The plunger is spring biased to maintain the stop surface engaged with the contact surface. Pivoting of the trigger block moves the face surface against the actuation surface, which moves the plunger along its line of action. Motion of the plunger disengages the stop surface from the contact surface allowing the trigger to pivot and discharge the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

67.

Rifle hand guard

      
Application Number 29576801
Grant Number D0818073
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-07
First Publication Date 2018-05-15
Grant Date 2018-05-15
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

68.

Sear block trigger safety

      
Application Number 15465957
Grant Number 09970723
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-22
First Publication Date 2018-05-15
Grant Date 2018-05-15
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Findlay, David S.
  • O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

A trigger mechanism for a firearm includes a sear which interacts with a trigger. The sear and trigger are held in contact by a sear block. The sear block has dogs which engage respective locking surfaces on the sear and trigger. Pivoting motion of the sear block disengages the dogs from the trigger and sear and allows the trigger to pivot and release the sear to discharge the firearm. When the dogs are engaged with the sear and trigger the resistance to inadvertent discharge due to inertial loads imposed on the mechanism when the firearm is dropped is increased.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 19/00 - Firing or trigger mechanisms; Cocking mechanisms
  • F41A 17/46 - Trigger safeties, i.e. means for preventing trigger movement
  • F41A 19/10 - Triggers; Trigger mountings
  • F41A 19/12 - Sears; Sear mountings

69.

Ambidextrous magazine catch

      
Application Number 15475546
Grant Number 09964372
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-31
First Publication Date 2018-05-08
Grant Date 2018-05-08
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

An ambidextrous magazine catch for a firearm has a body movable on the frame of the firearm. A dog is rotatably mounted on the body. The dog has a jaw which is movable toward and away from the magazine well upon either motion of the body or rotation of the dog. The jaw engages a magazine in the magazine well. A plunger engaged with the body effects rotation of the dog through a cam surface on the plunger and a cam follower on the dog.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
  • F41A 9/59 - Ejectors for clips or magazines, e.g. when empty
  • F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use

70.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29563554
Grant Number D0814593
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-05
First Publication Date 2018-04-03
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Curry, Brett

71.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29563543
Grant Number D0814596
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-05
First Publication Date 2018-04-03
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

72.

Pistol

      
Application Number 29563539
Grant Number D0814592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-05
First Publication Date 2018-04-03
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

73.

Pistol and captive recoil spring

      
Application Number 15266641
Grant Number 10145634
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-15
First Publication Date 2018-03-15
Grant Date 2018-12-04
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A captive recoil spring assembly includes a guide rod surrounded by a coil spring. The spring is captured between a base at one end of the guide rod, and a body at its opposite end. The body is shaped to engage the spring at one or more sectors, leaving one or more remaining sectors free to engage the slide. Use of such a body permits a round wire spring to be used without the need for close dimensional tolerances on the engaging parts.

IPC Classes  ?

74.

Bolt for firearm

      
Application Number 15482839
Grant Number 10012458
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-10
First Publication Date 2017-11-16
Grant Date 2018-07-03
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A pistol has a bolt with a surface that contacts the cartridge in the magazine to next be chambered. The bolt is mounted within the slide. As the bolt moves with the slide out of battery the surface exerts a force on the cartridge in the direction of motion of the slide. The force counteracts inertial forces on the cartridge imposed by recoil of the pistol.

IPC Classes  ?

75.

Self-captured detent mechinism

      
Application Number 14994773
Grant Number 09810506
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-01-13
First Publication Date 2017-07-13
Grant Date 2017-11-07
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A revolver has a detent mechanism providing positive mechanical engagement between the cylinder yoke and the frame. A housing mounted on the frame has a spring biased plunger that transversely engages a pin. The pin projects from the housing and engages a recess on the yoke when the revolver cylinder is closed. The pin is biased into engagement with the recess by the plunger to maintain the revolver closed and the chambers of the cylinder in precise alignment with the barrel during firing. Manual force applied to the cylinder can overcome the biasing force and permit the revolver to be opened and closed.

IPC Classes  ?

76.

Bolt carrier bearing tube for rifle receiver

      
Application Number 15457407
Grant Number 09702643
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-13
First Publication Date 2017-06-29
Grant Date 2017-07-11
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Viviano, Matteo

Abstract

A metal tube provides a bearing for a bolt carrier in a rifle. The tube is machined to provide openings and co-molded with a polymer outer shroud to form a lightweight composite upper receiver. The tube has an inner surface that supports the bolt carrier in its reciprocal motion during cycling of the rifle action during firing. The length and diameter of the tube are designed to prevent tilt of the bolt carrier during operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/26 - Rigid bolt locks, i.e. having locking elements rigidly mounted on the bolt or bolt handle and on the barrel or breech-housing respectively the locking elements effecting a rotary movement about the barrel axis, e.g. rotating cylinder bolt locks semi-automatically or automatically operated, e.g. having a slidable bolt-carrier and a rotatable bolt
  • F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts
  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 9/65 - Box magazines having a cartridge follower
  • F41A 15/16 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns the ejector being mounted on the breech housing or frame
  • F41A 21/48 - Barrel mounting means, e.g. releasable mountings for replaceable barrels

77.

Quick connect for pistol suppressor

      
Application Number 15445312
Grant Number 10184744
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-28
First Publication Date 2017-06-15
Grant Date 2019-01-22
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Young, Nolan Blake
  • Bundy, Travis Keith

Abstract

A quick connect for a pistol suppressor includes a housing having a first end, a second end, and a central bore with an upper portion, a lower portion, and an internal shoulder separating the upper and lower portions. A piston is within the central bore of the housing. The piston includes a piston shoulder that creates an upper recess within a central bore of the piston. A ring having a locking profile is selectively connected to the second end of the piston between the housing and the piston and a spring is positioned around an exterior of the piston. A wave spring is positioned in the upper recess of the piston adjacent the piston shoulder and a washer. A cap with a central opening and an internal locking profile is connected to the piston with the wave spring biasing the washer towards the locking profile.

IPC Classes  ?

78.

Firearm end cap

      
Application Number 15146954
Grant Number 09664471
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-05
First Publication Date 2017-05-30
Grant Date 2017-05-30
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Curry, Brett
  • O'Clair, Sean

Abstract

An end cap for a semiautomatic pistol is mounted at the breech end of a slide to maintain the striker assembly in place when subject to inertial loads. The end cap includes a body with a base and a cover. A metal plate is mounted between the base and cover to prevent striker blow-out in the event that a primer is pierced. Flexible, resilient projections extend from the base and engage the slide within a recess, the projections extending transversely to the firing axis to counter inertial forces that might otherwise dislodge the end cap and cause a stoppage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/00 - Breech mechanism, e.g. locks
  • F41A 19/30 - Mechanical firing mechanisms having only slidably-mounted striker elements, i.e. percussion or firing pins the percussion or firing pin being movable relative to the breech-block propelled by a spring under tension in bolt-action guns
  • F41C 3/00 - Pistols
  • F41C 27/00 - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details or attachments not otherwise provided for
  • F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts

79.

Windage adjustable pistol sight

      
Application Number 15011698
Grant Number 09651337
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-01
First Publication Date 2017-05-16
Grant Date 2017-05-16
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Curry, Brett
  • Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A sight for a pistol has a sliding fit within a channel in the slide of the pistol. A fastener retains the sight to the slide. The fastener passes through a slot in the slide. The slot is surrounded by a countersink surface and has a major dimension oriented transversely to the longitudinal axis of the slide. The fastener has a conical head with a cone angle which may be the same as or different from the angle of the countersink surface.

IPC Classes  ?

80.

Rifle hand guard

      
Application Number 29519455
Grant Number D0771216
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-03-05
First Publication Date 2016-11-08
Grant Date 2016-11-08
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Dubois, Jason

81.

Firearm having slide with cam

      
Application Number 15171243
Grant Number 09470465
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-02
First Publication Date 2016-09-22
Grant Date 2016-10-18
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A barrel for a semiautomatic firearm operating under the short recoil system has one or more cam followers projecting outwardly to engage one or more cams positioned on an inner surface of a slide surrounding the barrel. Interaction between the cams and the cam followers controls the angle between the longitudinal axis of the barrel and the axis of motion of the slide to prevent the breech end of the barrel from moving too far as the barrel tilts as it unlocks from the slide, ensuring that the extractor will engage the rim of a spent casing and extract it from the chamber during recoil.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 5/04 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock recoil-operated the barrel being tilted during recoil
  • F41A 21/00 - Barrels or gun tubes; Muzzle attachments; Barrel mounting means
  • F41A 5/14 - Barrel stops, i.e. devices for holding the recoiling barrel in a predetermined position, e.g. the recoil position

82.

Barrel with cam followers

      
Application Number 14543926
Grant Number 09377262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-11-18
First Publication Date 2016-05-19
Grant Date 2016-06-28
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

A barrel for a semiautomatic firearm operating under the short recoil system has one or more cam followers projecting outwardly to engage one or more cams positioned on an inner surface of a slide surrounding the barrel. Interaction between the cams and the cam followers controls the angle between the longitudinal axis of the barrel and the axis of motion of the slide to prevent the breech end of the barrel from moving too far as the barrel tilts as it unlocks from the slide, ensuring that the extractor will engage the rim of a spent casing and extract it from the chamber during recoil.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 21/00 - Barrels or gun tubes; Muzzle attachments; Barrel mounting means
  • F41A 5/04 - Mechanisms or systems operated by propellant charge energy for automatically opening the lock recoil-operated the barrel being tilted during recoil
  • F41A 5/14 - Barrel stops, i.e. devices for holding the recoiling barrel in a predetermined position, e.g. the recoil position

83.

Quick connect for pistol suppressor

      
Application Number 14877000
Grant Number 09631888
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-10-07
First Publication Date 2016-04-14
Grant Date 2017-04-25
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Young, Nolan Blake

Abstract

A quick connect for a pistol suppressor includes a housing having a first end, a second end, and a central bore with an upper portion, a lower portion, and an internal shoulder separating the upper and lower portions. A piston is within the central bore of the housing. The piston includes a piston shoulder that creates an upper recess within a central bore of the piston. A ring connected to the second end of the piston is positioned between the housing and the piston and a spring is positioned around an exterior of the piston. A wave spring is positioned in the upper recess of the piston adjacent the piston shoulder and a washer is positioned within the upper recess of the piston. A cap with a central opening and an internal locking profile is connected to the piston with the wave spring biasing the washer towards the locking profile.

IPC Classes  ?

84.

Firearm having slide stop support mechanism

      
Application Number 14949201
Grant Number 09435592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-11-23
First Publication Date 2016-03-17
Grant Date 2016-09-06
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

To prevent inertial forces from inadvertently releasing the slide of a semi-automatic pistol into battery, a slide stop retention mechanism is mounted on the frame. A finger extends from the mechanism and pivots under the force of a biasing spring into engagement with the slide stop when the slide is in the open position. The finger supports the slide stop. A force applied to the slide stop, either manually or via a cam on the slide when the slide is pulled back and released, will move the finger out of its supporting position and allow the slide to move to battery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/78 - Bolt buffer or recuperator means
  • F41A 11/00 - Assembly or disassembly features; Modular concepts; Articulated or collapsible guns
  • F41A 3/68 - Bolt stops, i.e. means for limiting bolt opening movement
  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
  • F41C 3/00 - Pistols

85.

Rifle having a fixed magazine

      
Application Number 14820599
Grant Number 09546834
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-08-07
First Publication Date 2015-11-26
Grant Date 2017-01-17
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Findlay, David S.

Abstract

A fixed magazine for a rifle has a projecting boss within the magazine well that engages a cavity in the magazine. Once the magazine is inserted and the boss engages the cavity, the magazine is fixed and may not be removed from the rifle. The magazine is loaded by separating the upper receiver from the lower receiver and exposing the magazine opening, allowing it to receive rounds of ammunition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/65 - Box magazines having a cartridge follower
  • F41A 9/01 - Feeding of unbelted ammunition
  • F41A 3/58 - Breakdown breech mechanisms, e.g. for shotguns
  • F41C 7/11 - Breakdown shotguns or rifles

86.

Receiver catch

      
Application Number 14529554
Grant Number 09188399
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-10-31
First Publication Date 2015-11-17
Grant Date 2015-11-17
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Findlay, David S.
  • Findlay, David Jonathan

Abstract

A catch is used to secure upper and lower receiver portions of a modern sporting rifle to one another. The catch may be mounted in either receiver portion and includes a shaft on which a body is mounted. The body has a hook and a cam follower positioned on opposite sides of the shaft. The cam follower engages a cam surface, which rotates the hook into engagement with a contact surface to secure the receiver portions to one another when they are pivoted into a closed configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/66 - Breech housings or frames; Receivers
  • F41A 3/04 - Block action, i.e. the main breech opening movement being transverse to the barrel axis with pivoting breech-block
  • F41A 11/02 - Modular concepts, e.g. weapon-family concepts

87.

Rotary disconnector

      
Application Number 14311512
Grant Number 09140510
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-06-23
First Publication Date 2015-09-22
Grant Date 2015-09-22
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Muska, Simon Michael

Abstract

A pistol has a disconnector for disconnecting a trigger bar from a sear to allow the sear to reset and engage and hold a hammer in a cocked position. Motion of a slide causes rotation of the disconnector through interaction between a cam surface on the slide and a cam follower on the disconnector. A contact surface on the disconnector engages the trigger bar upon rotation of the disconnector and moves the trigger bar out of engagement with the sear. A biasing spring resets the sear into engagement with the hammer which is rotated into the cocked position by motion of the slide.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 19/42 - Mechanical firing mechanisms having at least one hammer
  • F41A 19/12 - Sears; Sear mountings

88.

Rifle having a fixed magazine

      
Application Number 14185138
Grant Number 09341421
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-20
First Publication Date 2015-08-20
Grant Date 2016-05-17
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Findlay, David S.

Abstract

A fixed magazine for a rifle has a projecting boss that engages a cavity within the magazine well of the rifle. Once the magazine is inserted and the boss engages the cavity, the magazine is fixed and may not be removed from the rifle. The magazine is loaded by separating the upper receiver from the lower receiver and exposing the magazine opening, allowing it to receive rounds of ammunition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 9/65 - Box magazines having a cartridge follower
  • F41A 9/01 - Feeding of unbelted ammunition
  • F41A 3/58 - Breakdown breech mechanisms, e.g. for shotguns
  • F41C 7/11 - Breakdown shotguns or rifles

89.

Firearm suppressor with dynamic baffles

      
Application Number 14171908
Grant Number 09046316
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-04
First Publication Date 2015-06-02
Grant Date 2015-06-02
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Young, Nolan Blake

Abstract

A suppressor for a firearm having dynamic baffles that move together during the discharge of a firearm. A dynamic baffle assembly may be positioned within a housing that may be connected to a barrel of a firearm. A projectile path passes between dynamic baffles of positioned within the housing. The dynamic baffles include engaging faces that are adapted to permit the passage of the projectile through the dynamic baffles. The gas created from the discharge of ammunition impinges upon the engaging faces causing the movement of the dynamic baffles towards each other. The movement of the dynamic baffles may slow the flow of gases created by the discharge of ammunition and reduce the noise created during the discharge of a firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 21/00 - Barrels or gun tubes; Muzzle attachments; Barrel mounting means
  • F41A 21/30 - Silencers

90.

Slide stop support mechanism

      
Application Number 14230302
Grant Number 09207032
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-31
First Publication Date 2015-04-09
Grant Date 2015-12-08
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Curry, Brett

Abstract

To prevent inertial forces from inadvertently releasing the slide of a semi-automatic pistol into battery, a slide stop retention mechanism is mounted on the frame. A finger extends from the mechanism and pivots under the force of a biasing spring into engagement with the slide stop when the slide is in the open position. The finger supports the slide stop. A force applied to the slide stop, either manually or via a cam on the slide when the slide is pulled back and released, will move the finger out of its supporting position and allow the slide to move to battery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 3/78 - Bolt buffer or recuperator means
  • F41A 11/00 - Assembly or disassembly features; Modular concepts; Articulated or collapsible guns
  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed

91.

Quick mount adapter for firearm suppressor

      
Application Number 14473103
Grant Number 08997621
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-08-29
First Publication Date 2015-04-07
Grant Date 2015-04-07
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Dater, Philip H.
  • Young, Nolan Blake

Abstract

A quick mount adapter for a firearm that includes a cylindrical adapter base having a first portion, a second portion, and a central bore. The central bore includes a first bore having a smaller diameter and a second bore having a larger diameter. A portion of the second bore is threaded and an exterior portion of the housing includes threads. The quick mount adapter includes a biasing mechanism and a washer being positioned within the second bore of the adapter base. A collar having a central bore and an internal locking profile in the central bore is threaded into the adapter base to retain the washer and biasing mechanism within the second bore. The quick mount adapter includes a spacer comprising a hollow cylindrical housing having a top surface, a central opening in the top surface, and a plurality of annular openings positioned around the central opening.

IPC Classes  ?

92.

Pump action rifle and action lock mechanism

      
Application Number 14044153
Grant Number 09016187
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-10-02
First Publication Date 2015-04-02
Grant Date 2015-04-28
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Findlay, David S.

Abstract

An action lock for a Modern Sporting Rifle pump action firearm is pivotably mounted within the lower receiver of the rifle and has a stop surface that engages a contact surface on the bolt carrier when the bolt carrier is in battery. A cam on the hammer or the trigger engages a cam surface on the action lock when the hammer is released by a pull of the trigger. Cam action rotates the action lock out of engagement with the bolt carrier, unlocking it and allowing the fore end grip to be pumped to cycle the action and extract and eject the spent casing and strip and chamber a new round.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/76 - Hammer safeties, i.e. for preventing the hammer from hitting the cartridge or the firing pin automatically operated, i.e. operated by breech opening or closing movement
  • F41A 19/47 - Cocking mechanisms
  • F41A 3/48 - Semi-rigid bolt locks, i.e. having locking elements movably mounted on the bolt or on the barrrel or breech housing having sliding locking elements, e.g. balls, rollers hand-operated

93.

Repeating firearm

      
Application Number 14134130
Grant Number 08985005
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-12-19
First Publication Date 2015-03-24
Grant Date 2015-03-24
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dubois, Jason
  • Findlay, David S.

Abstract

A mechanism for a repeating firearm has a body pivotably mounted within the receiver and movable between a first position where it blocks motion of the bolt carrier, and a second position where it engages either the trigger or the hammer to prevent discharge. In operation the body is moved from the first position to the second to release the bolt carrier, which moves into battery. The body is then allowed to move out of the second position toward the first position. The rife may be discharged by a pull of the trigger, and the bolt carrier moves out of battery and is arrested by the body before moving back to battery. If the body is maintained in the second position during operation its engagement with the trigger or hammer prevents discharge of the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 27/00 - SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR - Details or attachments not otherwise provided for
  • F41A 19/06 - Mechanical firing mechanisms

94.

Rotating and translating extractor

      
Application Number 14065973
Grant Number 08984787
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-10-29
First Publication Date 2015-03-24
Grant Date 2015-03-24
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Zukowski, Gary
  • Curry, Brett

Abstract

An extractor is mounted on a slide of an auto-loading firearm. The extractor is capable of rotational and translational motion relative to the slide resulting in improved functioning through an increase in flag distance and reduced friction between the extractor and cartridge when the slide moves into battery. The extractor has a cam follower which cooperates with a cam on the slide to maintain the extractor hook in engagement with the rim of the cartridge during extraction. The extractor is biased into engagement with the cam, and a second cam follower on the extractor is engageable with the barrel face when the slide moves into battery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 15/00 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun

95.

Trigger return and drop pendulum

      
Application Number 14080036
Grant Number 08966802
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-11-14
First Publication Date 2015-03-03
Grant Date 2015-03-03
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Findlay, David S.

Abstract

A trigger assembly has a sear with a stop surface engageable with a reciprocating component for holding the reciprocating component in a cocked configuration. The sear also has a sear cam engageable with a lever movably mounted within the assembly. A trigger is movable into and out of engagement with the lever. Pulling the trigger moves it out of engagement with the lever and releases the sear. A trigger return pendulum has a trigger cam engageable with the trigger, a lever cam engageable with the lever, and a head cam follower engageable with the reciprocating component. Motion of the reciprocating component acting through the head cam follower of the trigger return pendulum forces the lever cam into engagement with the lever and the trigger cam into engagement with the trigger to return the lever and the trigger to a configuration of engagement between the trigger and the lever.

IPC Classes  ?

96.

Sound suppressor

      
Application Number 14311526
Grant Number 09086248
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-06-23
First Publication Date 2014-12-25
Grant Date 2015-07-21
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor
  • Young, N Blake
  • Dater, Philip H

Abstract

A monocore for a sound suppressor that significantly enhances the trapping and delay of the gases exiting from the sound suppressor due to the design, location, and configuration of slanted baffles and angled half-baffles, and a plurality of rods. The slanted baffles help define the blast chamber, expansion chambers, and exit chamber of the monocore. The plurality of rods may be positioned in the blast chamber or the expansions chambers. The plurality of rods may vary in length. The plurality of rods may also replace the angled half-baffles.

IPC Classes  ?

97.

Unitary sear housing block

      
Application Number 14246259
Grant Number 08984788
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-04-07
First Publication Date 2014-10-30
Grant Date 2015-03-24
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Clair, Sean
  • Zukowski, Gary
  • Curry, Brett

Abstract

A firearm includes a frame having at least one interior receptacle defined by opposed interior walls and having opposed guide rails extending from the opposed interior walls, and at least one modular housing disposed in the receptacle and accommodating at least one operational component of the firearm. The modular housing is defined by opposed sidewalls having opposed guide channels formed therein, the guide channels being configured to selectively engage the guide rails to facilitate the aligning of the modular housing with respect to the interior receptacle. The at least one operational component and the modular housing are pre-assembled together as an integrated unit for drop-in insertion into the receptacle during assembly of the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41C 23/00 - Butts; Butt plates; Stocks
  • F41A 3/12 - Bolt action, i.e. the main breech opening movement being parallel to the barrel axis
  • F41A 11/02 - Modular concepts, e.g. weapon-family concepts
  • F41A 15/12 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns
  • F41A 15/16 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for bolt-action guns the ejector being mounted on the breech housing or frame
  • F41A 19/12 - Sears; Sear mountings

98.

Weapon silencers and baffles for weapon silencers

      
Application Number 14146787
Grant Number 08991551
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-01-03
First Publication Date 2014-08-14
Grant Date 2015-03-31
Owner
  • SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
  • AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS SALES COMPANY (USA)
Inventor Latka, Gregory S.

Abstract

A baffle for a weapon silencer includes an annular wall that defines an axial passageway. The annular wall defines a first section located adjacent to a first axial end and in which the diameter of the axial passageway increases from a smallest diameter adjacent to the first axial end to a largest diameter. The annular wall defines a second section having a spiraled vane is formed on an exterior surface of the annular wall. The annular wall defines a third section that is located adjacent to the second axial end, the third section having a plurality of ports that extend radially through the annular wall to allow communication between the axial passageway and an exterior.

IPC Classes  ?

99.

Firearm having magazine safety

      
Application Number 13759618
Grant Number 08935872
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-02-05
First Publication Date 2014-08-07
Grant Date 2015-01-20
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor Zukowski, Gary

Abstract

A firearm has a magazine safety and a take-down mechanism. The magazine safety operates in conjunction with a trigger bar and a disconnect bar. The magazine safety has a safety arm which moves the disconnect bar out of engagement with the trigger bar when a magazine is inserted. This permits the trigger bar to engage the sear. When the magazine is removed, the safety arm disengages from the disconnect bar, permitting the disconnect bar to move the trigger bar into a position where it cannot engage the sear. The safety bar also operates as a take-down mechanism. When moved to a take-down position, the safety arm engages and moves the sear into a position where it cannot engage the striker so as to permit removal of the slide carrying the striker from the firearm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 17/36 - Magazine safeties locking the gun in a safety condition when the magazine is empty or removed
  • F41A 17/56 - Sear safeties, i.e. means for rendering ineffective an intermediate lever transmitting trigger movement to firing pin, hammer, bolt or sear

100.

Extractor for self-loading firearm

      
Application Number 13741621
Grant Number 08887427
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-01-15
First Publication Date 2014-07-17
Grant Date 2014-11-18
Owner SMITH & WESSON INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zukowski, Gary
  • Joubert, Seth

Abstract

An extractor for a self-loading firearm is mountable on a breech block and is formed of a body having a hook at one end. The body is pivotally mounted via a pivot pin. A surface is positioned between the pivot pin and the hook. The surface is divided into at least two surface portions offset from one another. One of the surface portions has a plurality of step surfaces offset from one another. The step surfaces are used to fix the bar dimension of the hook. The invention also encompasses a slide on which the extractor is mounted, as well as a self-loading firearm having the slide. A method of fitting the extractor to the pistol or slide is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F41A 15/08 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun for block-action guns
  • F41A 15/00 - Cartridge extractors, i.e. devices for pulling cartridges or cartridge cases at least partially out of the cartridge chamber; Cartridge ejectors, i.e. devices for throwing the extracted cartridges or cartridge cases free of the gun
  • F41A 3/12 - Bolt action, i.e. the main breech opening movement being parallel to the barrel axis
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