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Publication numberUS20060026888 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/891,150
Publication dateFeb 9, 2006
Filing dateJul 15, 2004
Priority dateJul 15, 2004
Publication number10891150, 891150, US 2006/0026888 A1, US 2006/026888 A1, US 20060026888 A1, US 20060026888A1, US 2006026888 A1, US 2006026888A1, US-A1-20060026888, US-A1-2006026888, US2006/0026888A1, US2006/026888A1, US20060026888 A1, US20060026888A1, US2006026888 A1, US2006026888A1
InventorsChung Cheng, Yian Cheng, Jen Cheng
Original AssigneeCheng Chung T, Cheng Yian C, Cheng Jen C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Firearm accessory mounting apparatus
US 20060026888 A1
Abstract
A firearm accessory mounting apparatus comprises of a clamp body with multiple split sockets. Each said split socket has a cavity adapted for securing a firearm accessory and has a split that runs longitudinally along its body. Said split of the first split socket has a first arm at one side and a second arm at opposite side of the split. A firearm mounting frame may be secured to the firearm accessory mounting apparatus via the first arm and second arm of each split socket and adapted for securing the entire assembly to a weapon.
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Claims(10)
1-4. (canceled)
5. A firearm accessory mounting apparatus adapted to be engaged to a firearm mounting frame for mounting on a firearm, comprising:
a clamp body that has multiple split sockets formed as a unit, each of the split sockets having a cavity for holding a firearm accessory and a split that runs longitudinally along the body thereof;
each of the split sockets further having a first arm at one side of the split and a second arm at an opposite side of the split;
the first arm of a first of the split sockets having threaded screw sockets that correspond with both through-holes on the second arm of said first of the split sockets and through-holes on the firearm mounting frame so that bolts through the corresponding through-holes can be threaded into the corresponding screw sockets to secure a first firearm accessory in the cavity of said first of the split sockets and fix a projection of the firearm mounting frame between the first arm and the second arm of said first of the split sockets.
6. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 5, wherein the first arm of a second of the split sockets has at least one threaded screw socket that corresponds to at least one through-hole on the second arm of said second of the split sockets so that a bolt through the through-hole can be threaded into the corresponding screw socket to secure a second firearm accessory in the cavity of said second of the split sockets.
7. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the first arm of the first of the split sockets and the first arm of the second of the split sockets are a same arm.
8. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 7, wherein at least one of the threaded screw sockets on the first arm of said same arm correspond to the through-hole on said second arm of said second of the split sockets and remaining threaded screw sockets on said same arm correspond to the through-holes on the first of the split sockets.
9. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the axes of said first and second of the split sockets are parallel to each other and to the axis of said firearm mounting frame when fixed to the clamp body.
10. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 9, wherein the axis of the second of the split sockets is spaced below the axis of the first of the split sockets when said firearm mounting frame is fixed to the clamp body.
11. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 6, wherein a width of the split of the first of the split sockets is greater than that of second of the split sockets so as to accommodate the projection of said firearm mounting frame.
12. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the depth of the split of the second of the split sockets is greater than that of the first of the split sockets.
13. The firearm accessory mounting apparatus according to claim 6, wherein a cross-section transverse to the longitudinal length of the split of the second of the split sockets is bent.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to a mounting apparatus that securely holds and accommodates multiple devices to a firearm.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0004]
    Firearms can be equipped with devices to add to a weapon's utility. Such devices are often calibrated tools used to assist in aiming the firearm (eg laser sight) or to improve target visibility (eg flashlight), among other applications. Devices secured to a firearm are exposed to the kinetic energy from the discharge of a weapon and, thus, need to withstand strong mechanical shock whilst maintaining a secure hold and calibration.
  • [0005]
    In the prior art as shown in FIG. 6, a traditional mounting apparatus fixed to a weapon holds a single device, such as a laser sight. In order to simultaneously utilize multiple devices, the mounting system must be able to hold multiple devices.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a mounting apparatus to affix multiple devices onto a firearm that permits a user to add, remove, or exchange a device without disturbing the position and calibration of another device clamped into the mounting apparatus.
  • [0007]
    According to the objective of the present invention, the mounting apparatus comprises of a clamp body with a cylindrical split socket for each device intended to be mounted onto a firearm. A split socket forms one portion of a clamp body and has one or multiple screw sockets that serve to secure the clamp body to a firearm mounting frame. Additionally, the diameter of each split socket is slightly wider than the diameter of the device intended to be clamped such that clamping via tightening of screws in the aforesaid screw sockets securely holds the clamped device in position. The sum composition of all split sockets forms the clamp body. This design allows for the removal, addition, or exchange of a device without dismounting the mounting apparatus itself from the firearm and does not alter the position and calibration of other mounted device(s).
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    The invention can be more fully understood and appreciated from the following detailed description of the presently preferred but nonetheless illustrative embodiment of the present invention when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
  • [0009]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the clamp of the present invention;
  • [0010]
    FIG. 2 is a front view of the clamp of the present invention;
  • [0011]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the clamp and the laser sight and the electric torch;
  • [0012]
    FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the interrelated location of the gun barrel and the clamp; ad
  • [0013]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the posture when the clamp of the present invention was fixed on a gun barrel;
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0014]
    As shown from FIG. 1 to FIG. 4, a firearm accessory mounting apparatus of the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprising;
  • [0015]
    A clamp body 10 has a first split socket 20 and a second split socket 30. Said first split socket has a longitudinal split 21 and a center arm 22 at one side of the split and semi-rigid second arm 23 at the opposite side of the split. Said first split socket has a cavity 24 with a diameter adapted for holding a device 2 and has a split that runs longitudinally along the socket. Said center arm has multiple screw sockets 221 and said semi-rigid second arm has screw sockets 231 matching those from the center arm. There are three screw sockets on the center arm and two screw sockets on the semi-rigid second arm in this embodiment of present invention.
  • [0016]
    Said second split socket is similar to the first split socket and consists of a longitudinal split 31, a center arm 32 at one side of the split and a semi-rigid secondary arm 33 at opposite side of the split. In this embodiment of present invention, said first split socket shares the center arm with the second split socket. The second split socket has a screw socket 34 adapted for securing a device 3 and the secondary arm of the second split socket has a screw socket 331 that fastens to the screw hole 221 of the center arm and firearm mounting frame 4 by screw 5.
  • [0017]
    Referring to FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, a firearm mounting frame 4 is secured to the mounting apparatus between the center arm 22 and the second arm 23 of the first split socket 20 and adapted for securing the entire mounting assembly to a weapon 1. In this embodiment of present invention, there are two screws 6 which complement the screw socket holes 231 on the second arm 23 of the first split socket and the screw sockets 41 on the firearm mounting frame 4 and fastens to the respective screw sockets 221 on the center arm 22. To affix a device 3, a user can slide a device into the cavity of the second split socket 34 and fasten the screw 5 to screw sockets 331 on the secondary arm to the corresponding screw sockets 221 on the center arm and screw sockets 42** on the firearm mounting frame. Likewise, to secure a device 2 to the first split socket 20, a user can slide a device into the cavity of the first split socket 331 and fasten the screws 6 to corresponding screw sockets on the second arm of the first split socket 231, firearm mounting frame 41, and center arm 221. Removal of a device from the first or second split socket is conveniently accomplished by unfastening screws 5 or 6 respectively without altering the position of the remaining device and without dismounting the mounting apparatus.
  • [0018]
    It is to be understood that the drawings are designed for the purposes of illustration only and are not intended as a definition of the limits and scope of the invention disclosed. For example, the second split socket can be arranged at left side or right side of the first split socket and more than one split socket may be attached to the first split socket.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification42/146
International ClassificationF41G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41G11/004
European ClassificationF41G11/00B6