Shotgun

Shotgun-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Fire control for auto-loading shotgun
Ra Brands, L.l.c.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138681

A firearm may include a receiver and a barrel coupled to the receiver having a chamber at a breech end thereof for receiving a round of ammunition, as well as a magazine that supplies rounds of ammunition to the chamber. The firearm may further include a bolt assembly movable about the receiver to direct the rounds of ammunition towards the ...
Shotgun fitter
Ra Brands, L.l.c.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170131063

A tool used in fitting a shotgun to a user can be a block and an elongated cross shaped portion extending therefrom. The block has a back side and has a front side from which the cross shaped portion extends at a substantially right angle. The cross shaped portion divides an aligning portion of the flat surface into four regions ...
Bolt action chassis for rifles, shotguns, and muzzle loaders
Drake Associates, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170122684

A universal chassis for a firearm includes sidewalls. The sidewalls define a trigger well that is configured to receive a trigger mechanism. One of the sidewalls may define a cutout adjacent the trigger well. The chassis is configured to interchangeably receive a bolt action and a barrel for a shotgun, a muzzle loader, and a rifle. The cutout is sized ...
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Shotshell having wad with enhanced fin deployment
Vista Outdoor Operations Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170108318

A shotgun shell has a polymer wad with a forward shot cup portion and a rearward propellant cup, the wad in a casing, shot in the shot cup, propellant in the propellant cup, and a primer. The rearward propellant cup portion having enhanced fin deployment such that the shells are operative with shotguns with no chokes, shotguns with ported chokes, ...
Compression follower
Vista Outdoor Operations Llc
April 13, 2017 - N°20170102196

Implementations of the present disclosure relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using a compression follower in a tubular firearm magazine. In particular, the compression follower resides inside a shotgun magazine and replaces the standard follower. The compression follower has a compressible tail, thereby providing the capacity of a standard follower and increased reliability by aligning the ...
Simulated shotgun shell pocket caddy
Vista Outdoor Operations Llc
February 09, 2017 - N°20170036823

A storage-able simulated shotgun shell pocket caddy, comprising: a removable crimp end cap element, a shotgun shell brass head end member, a built-in accessible storage chamber element. A simulated shotgun shell pocket caddy configured, wherein when a cap is openable and closable via a user a stored item is easily accessible to the user.
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Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by sequencing
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
February 02, 2017 - N°20170029890

Disclosed is a method to achieve digital quantification of dna (i. E., counting differences between identical sequences) using direct shotgun sequencing followed by mapping to the chromosome of origin and enumeration of fragments per chromosome. The preferred method uses massively parallel sequencing, which can produce tens of millions of short sequence tags in a single run and enabling a sampling ...
Dart delivery system
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture
February 02, 2017 - N°20170027677

The dart delivery system is designed to be fired from a conventional shotgun. The dart body is enclosed within an outer casing of a shotgun shell. A needle with enclosed medication is connected to the dart body. A fragmentable tip is positioned at the end of the needle. In operation, when the shotgun shell is fired, the dart body and ...
Metal-metal-matrix composite barrels
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of Agriculture
January 19, 2017 - N°20170016691

The invention is directed to the construction of weapon barrels from a steel core and at least one metal-matrix material sleeve, forming a composite metal-metal-matrix barrel which are applicable in rifles, shotguns, cannons, and mortars. Due to the properties of the metal-matrix materials (e. G. Higher specific strength, higher specific heat capacity and lower density), the composite barrels can exhibit ...
Shotgun shell carrier
Safariland, Llc
January 12, 2017 - N°20170010083

A shotgun shell carrier includes two clips on opposite ends of a bracket, for holding two shells end to end. Each clip has a shell end compartment for receiving an end portion of a shelf. Each clip has a hood that extends over the shell end compartment to block longitudinal movement of the shell out of the clip.
Shotgun ammunition conversion system
Safariland, Llc
December 08, 2016 - N°20160356566

A shotgun ammunition conversion system has a detachable magazine well having a sleeve defining a rectangular passage adapted to removably receive an ammunition magazine, a boss extending forward of the sleeve and at a level above at least a portion of the sleeve, the boss being adapted to be received in the rear aperture of the magazine tube, and a ...
Universal mount for folding bayonet
Safariland, Llc
December 01, 2016 - N°20160349006

A picatinny/weaver style mount for a folding bayonet provides a cradle with set screws, for affixing the folding bayonet to the mount. The mount can be affixed to any picatinny/weaver style rail that is on the barrel of a rifle, automatic weapon, shotgun, or other long firearm. Below the cradle, is a rail mount that provides a main ...
Clamshell gunlock with rifle barrel insert
Santa Cruz Gunlocks Llc
November 10, 2016 - N°20160327355

An apparatus for adapting a clamshell-type of gunlock for a shotgun to lock a rifle. The clamshell gunlock can be easily modified using the apparatus without the need for basic changes to the gunlock. The apparatus has two parts: a first insert, attached to the base of the gunlock to reduce the volume of the gunlock to hold a rifle; ...
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Shotgun shell magazine
American Tactical Imports, Inc.
November 10, 2016 - N°20160327353

A shotgun shell magazine to be received within a mil-spec magazine of an m16/ar-15 mil-spec firearm is disclosed. The magazine comprises a magazine body having an open top end defining a cavity configured to receive one or more shotgun shells. The magazine body includes a feed lip which partially occludes the open top end and has a length between 10% ...
Flexible ammunition holders
American Tactical Imports, Inc.
October 27, 2016 - N°20160313105

A holder for ammunition and, in particular, to a flexible holder that conforms to curved surfaces especially useful for holding shotgun shells. The holder is a flexible band of separate ammunition shell or cartridge holders which enables the wearer to quickly and easily access the ammunition. The band may be attached to the wearer's arm, belt, or other conveniently accessed ...
Shotgun shell automated wad dispenser assembly
American Tactical Imports, Inc.
October 27, 2016 - N°20160313103

The following invention provides method of retrofitting an automated wad dispensing attachment for shotgun shell reloading machines. The invention consist of the following separate parts described from proximal the distal. A cylindrical inclined rotary hopper open in its superior aspect and a floor plate in it inferior aspect having an discharge port opening near its apex of the floor plate. ...
Integral telescopic sight for firearms
Orchard Arms Llc
October 27, 2016 - N°20160313090

A unified firearm and optical sight integrates the mounting of the optical elements directly into a one-piece frame, receiver, or barrel of the firearm. This solves some technical limitations caused by keeping the firearm and the telescopic sight as separate products. Merging the optics into the frame of the firearm reduces the distance between the optical elements and the barrel, ...
Safety bolt and less lethal ammunition system
Orchard Arms Llc
October 20, 2016 - N°20160305729

A safety bolt and less lethal ammunition system for use with a firearm, such as a shotgun, is provided. The system includes a safety bolt operatively coupled within the shotgun. The safety bolt has a bolt head with a recessed bolt-face and a firing pin. The firing pin does not extend beyond an end surface of the bolt head during ...
Shotgun shell assembly and method of use
Orchard Arms Llc
October 13, 2016 - N°20160298943

A shotgun shell assembly having a shotgun shell, a wad with a maximum width sized to be removably inserted within an internal cavity of the shotgun shell and including a firing surface disposed at a distal end of the wad and being of a material harness different than a material hardness of the body of the wad, and an arrow-like ...
Shotgun with magazine loading system
Ra Brands, L.l.c.
October 13, 2016 - N°20160298918

A firearm including a barrel, a receiver, a magazine well and a magazine can be provided. The barrel may include a breech end at which a chamber is provided. The receiver can include a forward end coupled to the breech end of the barrel and a first side having an ejection port. Further, the receiver may have a bolt movable ...
Shotgun shell tracer and tracer manufacturing device
Ra Brands, L.l.c.
September 22, 2016 - N°20160273897

A shotgun shell tracer includes a base wall, an obturator, and an edge wall extending from the base wall opposite to the obturator. A chamber support may be engaged to the base wall extending from the base wall within the internal space of the tracer. The shotgun shell tracer may additionally include a tracer insert which may encircle the chamber ...