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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
089360010 SHIELDS 561
089125000 AUTOMATIC 139
089370010 MOUNTS 72
089140050 BARRELS 56
089100800 ROCKET LAUNCHING 48
089330010 CARTRIDGE FEEDING 39
089100110 WAGING WAR 31
089100130 MINE-DESTROYING DEVICES 22
089100510 BOMB, FLARE AND SIGNAL DROPPING 21
089100150 WELL PERFORATORS 18
089270110 FIRING DEVICES 17
089100140 EXPLOSIVE OPERATED APPARATUS (E.G., EXPLOSIVE DOOR HINGE, TOOL EXPLOSIVELY ACTUATED, BAND RELEASE, EXPANSION OF TUBE, CABLE CUTTER, EXPLOSIVELY OPERATED SPLITTING WEDGES) 16
089100400 CHARGING MECHANISMS FOR GUNS 15
089009000 MACHINE GUNS 12
089006000 FUSE SETTERS 10
089017000 BREECH CLOSURES 9
089100700 RECOILLESS GUN 7
089045000 LOADING 7
089100100 MISCELLANEOUS 5
20080289485Rounds counter remotely located from gun - A rounds counter for a weapon mount is disclosed. The rounds counter is mounted on the mount in a remote location from the weapon itself, such as to a pedestal supporting a gimbal rotating the weapon mount in azimuth, inside an elevation drive housing, or to other structure. The mounting location is selected to be one where shock loads are relatively high, as compared to other locations on the mount. The rounds counter includes a sensor which senses shock due to the firing of the weapon, such as an accelerometer or strain gauge. The sensor could also be an acoustic transducer. Analog and digital circuitry for processing the sensor signal and to count the firing of the gun is also disclosed. The rounds counter is particularly useful as a common, single rounds counter unit for a weapon mount is adapted to receive and fire a variety of weapons, such as remotely operated weapon mounts mounted to military vehicles and patrol watercraft adapted to receive and fire four different types of guns.11-27-2008
20080295677Method and apparatus for detecting and disabling optical weapon sight - The present invention is an apparatus for detecting and disabling a human eye or optical device used in the fire control of a weapon. This apparatus comprises a prism having a plurality of peripheral reflective surface. This prism has a longitudinal axis and rotating about said longitudinal axis. An infrared (IR) laser directs an infrared laser beam toward the prism side that the laser beam is reflected toward the human eye or optical device, such that the IR laser beam is retroreflected to the prism. There is also an infrared IR detector which detects the IR retroreflected laser beam reflected from the prism. A visible light wavelength laser which produces a visible light wavelength laser beam which is reflected from the prism to the human eye or optical device to disable the human eye or optical device to prevent use of the weapon.12-04-2008
20100011943Rounds counter remotely located from gun - A rounds counter for a weapon mount is disclosed. The rounds counter is mounted on the mount in a remote location from the weapon itself, such as to a pedestal supporting a gimbal rotating the weapon mount in azimuth, inside an elevation drive housing, or to other structure. The mounting location is selected to be one where shock loads are relatively high, as compared to other locations on the mount. The rounds counter includes a sensor which senses shock due to the firing of the weapon, such as an accelerometer or strain gauge. The sensor could also be an acoustic transducer. Analog and digital circuitry for processing the sensor signal and to count the firing of the gun is also disclosed. The rounds counter is particularly useful as a common, single rounds counter unit for a weapon mount is adapted to receive and fire a variety of weapons, such as remotely operated weapon mounts mounted to military vehicles and patrol watercraft adapted to receive and fire four different types of guns.01-21-2010
20110120291NON-FIRING HOUSING IMITATING A FUNCTIONING RECEIVER FOR A FIREARM - A non-firing housing imitates a functioning receiver for a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun. The non-firing housing includes a thick sidewall that is thicker than the corresponding sidewall of the functioning receiver such that the non-firing housing prohibits the receipt of at least one of the required firing components that are received in the functioning receiver to create a functioning gun, thus prohibiting the use of the non-firing housing as a functioning receiver in a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun.05-26-2011
20100089226Remote Monitoring And Munitions Deployment System - A system for remotely monitoring an environment and selectively deploying munitions is provided. The system is comprised of sensors to monitor one or more select environments, one or more munitions deployment devices disposed in the selected environment, and an operator control unit (OCU) operable to communicate with the munitions deployment device(s) and sensors. Sensor data is communicated to the system, enabling a user to selectively deploy munitions disposed in or in communication with the munitions deployment device(s), based on the threat detected by the sensors. Deployable munitions include both lethal and non-lethal munitions. The munitions deployment devices may be deployed in a stationary location, or in mobile applications, such as on a robotic vehicle, and accommodate removably, electrically initiated munitions cartridges. Further, the deployment devices may be in wired or wireless communication with the system, allowing virtually unlimited scalability.04-15-2010
089100340 LINE THROWING 4
20110005374Restraint Device For Use in an Aquatic Environment - A method and device for impeding the progress of a swimmer or a diver included a plurality of tendrils that can be launched into the path of a target and entangle the target.01-13-2011
20110005373Non-Lethal Restraint Device With Diverse Deployability Applications - An immobilization device and method of restraining vehicles, persons and animals uses tendrils attached to various devices to engage the target. The immobilization device, system and method includes a housing containing launchable tendrils that are launched from the housing by a propellant. The tendrils may be attached to straps or other elements carried by the immobilization device. The tendrils will engage the target and restrain it if it is a vehicle such as a car, truck, boat, submarine, or like vehicle. In stopping a person or animal the tendrils will deliver a marking package, a shocking package or a snare package to mark, shock or snare the target. Straps may be pulled off the housing leaving the housing near the point of deployment.01-13-2011
20110030540NON-LETHAL RESTRAINT DEVICE WITH DIVERSE DEPLOYABILITY APPLICATIONS - An immobilization device and method of restraining vehicles, persons and animals uses tendrils attached to various devices to engage the target. The immobilization device, system and method includes a housing containing launchable tendrils that are launched from the housing by a propellant. The tendrils may be attached to straps or other elements carried by the immobilization device. The tendrils will engage the target and restrain it if it is a vehicle such as a car, truck, boat, submarine, or like vehicle. In stopping a person or animal the tendrils will deliver a marking package, a shocking package or a snare package to mark, shock or snare the target. Straps may be pulled off the housing leaving the housing near the point of deployment.02-10-2011
20110174140WATERCRAFT, WATER DIVERTER, ENTANGLEMENT SYSTEM, AND DEFENSE SYSTEM FOR WATERCRAFT - A watercraft includes a hull and a water diverter. The water diverter comprises at least one first deflector configured to direct water upward and outward from the hull of the watercraft to create a wave. The water diverter may include a support structure in the shape of a hollow tube for the first deflector, and a second deflector positioned above the first deflector. An entanglement system for defending watercraft includes a main cable attached to the watercraft and at least one strand section. Each strand section includes a connector and a plurality of strands attached to the connector, and each strand section is attached to the main cable. A defense system for watercraft can include both a water diverter and an entanglement system.07-21-2011
089100410 MULTIPLE BARREL GUNS 3
20110146483MULTIPLE-BAY EJECTION DEVICE - An ejectable device is provided having multiple ejection bays. The ejectable device includes an impulse cartridge having multiple charges that are independently activatable. The ejectable device further includes an orientation adapter that allows reliable connectivity between the impulse cartridge and a signal source.06-23-2011
20110030541Trainable launcher - A launcher comprising multiple barrels arranged on a rotatable plinth, each barrel configured such that its longitudinal axis can be moved through an arc from a first position where the axis is moveable through a plane substantially orthogonal to the plane in which the plinth and barrel assembly rotates to a second position and wherein one or more of the barrels can be moved independently of others carried on the plinth.02-10-2011
20100288111METHOD AND LAUNCHING APPARATUS FOR PROTECTION OF AN OBJECT AGAINST A THREAT, IN PARTICULAR A MISSILE, AS WELL AS MUNITION - The present invention separates, absolutely, the functions of camouflage and jamming. This allows the use of a small-caliber munition (11-18-2010
089000000 PNEUMATIC 2
20100212481Two-stage light gas gun - An improved two-stage light gas gun for launching projectiles at high speeds. The gun consists of three tubes: the expansion, pump, and launch tubes. The expansion tube contains a close-fitting expansion piston that is propelled by an explosive charge. The expansion piston in turn drives the pump piston housed within the pump tube by means of a rod connecting the two pistons. The action of the pump piston adiabatically compresses and heats a light gas of hydrogen or helium, bursting a diaphragm at a predetermined pressure and expelling the projectile from the launch tube at a very high speed.08-26-2010
20100313742Projectile Launcher - An apparatus to launch projectiles such as paintballs, BBs, grenades, rocket foam and others. The apparatus uses a cordless nailer fuel cell to provide combustible material to a fan-assisted combustion chamber; the combustible is ignited generating energy to propel the projectile out of the apparatus.12-16-2010
089005000 SUBMARINE 2
20120210857Multi-shot Launcher Comprising External Propellant - An underwater gun for firing stacked munitions includes external propellant bays. In some embodiments, after a first munition is launched from the barrel of the launcher, propellant in one of the external propellant bays is ignited. The gas that is generated upon ignition is routed to the bore of the barrel and expels water that is in the barrel. A munition is then immediately launched through the cleared barrel.08-23-2012
20120210856Multi-Shoot Launcher Comprising a Load-Redirecting Pusher Plate - Stacked munitions are launched at high velocity from a launcher by redirecting, to the barrel of launcher, the static load that would otherwise be borne by the nose the projectile in position three for launch. This is accomplished via a load-redirecting pusher plate comprising a load-receiving surface and a plurality of compression members.08-23-2012
089100300 MUZZLE LOADING 2
20120024135MORTAR - A mortar includes at least one barrel mounted movably over a ball journal in a bottom supporting device, and an aiming device serving to aim the barrel vertically and horizontally. In order to be able to aim the barrel of the mortar automatically in a simple and cost advantageous manner, the aiming device preferably comprises a carriage that can be moved along guideways essentially horizontally towards or away from the barrel. At the carriage, the first end region of a pivoted arm is mounted so that it can be rotated about a pivot axis, and the second end region of the pivoted arm is connected with a spherical plain bearing, guiding the barrel. The spherical plain bearing embraces a housing part, which is open at its end faces and in which an inner part is mounted spherically (rotatably), which contains a cylindrical barrel guide, for movably accommodating the barrel.02-02-2012
20120132059WEAPON WITH RECOIL AND BRAKING DEVICE, DAMPING THIS RECOIL - The invention relates to a weapon (05-31-2012
089400050 EXPLOSION OPENED BREECH 1
20120090450Cocking And Uncocking Mechanism For A Firearm - The invention relates to a cocking and uncocking mechanism for a firearm, comprising a spring-loaded firing pin which, when in the cocked position, engages on a catch that can be released to fire, said catch being displaceable by an actuator element acting upon the catch via a link motion the control cam of which maintains the force to be applied to the actuator element to displace the catch to the cocked position substantially constant at least in the center region of the actuation path.04-19-2012
089100200 SMOKE OR RESIDUE EJECTOR 1
20080250915Weapon System - A weapon system comprising a barrel for accommodating a projectile in a breech end portion, a muzzle end portion and a breech. The weapon system further comprises means for purging the barrel comprising a coanda slot, a coanda profile provided downstream of the coanda slot, and a source of pressurised gas, a duct which connects the source of pressurised gas to the coanda slot so that pressurised gas can be selectively supplied to the coanda slot and along the coanda profile, thereby entraining air in the barrel and exhausting debris and/or fumes through the muzzle end portion after firing of a projectile, and a valve for controlling flow of gas through the duct.10-16-2008
089100420 GUN HANDLES 1
20100236389Detachable Carrying Handle For Firearm WIth Increased Range - A detachable carrying handle for a firearm, such as a semi-automatic or automatic firearm, having increased range. The detachable carrying handle includes a carrying handle body that defines a window to receive a rear sight base of a rear sight. The carrying handle body further includes a pin opening positioned below the window that is configured to secure the rear sight base of the rear sight to the carrying handle body through the use of a pin. The rear sight base further defines a sight opening and a threaded end that is configured to mate with a threaded opening of an elevation knob positioned in the window. The elevation knob may be used, in operation, to adjust the height of the rear sight. The threaded end of the rear sight base further includes at least one elongated slot that are configured to receive the pin that is used to secure the rear sight base to the carrying handle body. The detachable carrying handle of the present invention provides a solution to the problems of limited range of known firearms using a rear sight mounted to the carrying handle.09-23-2010
089008000 ACCELERATING 1
20110290101SEQUENTIAL INJECTION GAS GUNS FOR ACCELERATING PROJECTILES - Gas guns and methods for accelerating projectiles through such gas guns are described. More particularly, gas guns having a first injection port located proximate a breech end of a barrel and a second injection port located longitudinally between the first injection port and a muzzle end of the barrel are described. Additionally, modular gas guns that include a plurality of modules are described, wherein each module may include a barrel segment having one or more longitudinally spaced injection ports. Also, methods of accelerating a projectile through a gas gun, such as injecting a first pressurized gas into a barrel through a first injection port to accelerate the projectile and propel the projectile down the barrel past a second injection port and injecting a second pressurized gas into the barrel through the second injection port after passage of the projectile and to further accelerate the projectile are described.12-01-2011
089100350 TRENCH MORTARS 1
20100147140Firing device for close-in defense ammunition - A firing device (06-17-2010

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