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Patent 7900390 Click For Printable Version of This Patent
Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7900390
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: Light rail and accessory rail mount for vertical fore grip
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 3:04:47 PM
Issue Date: 3/8/2011
Filed Date: 7/24/2009
Serial #: 2/460,845
Assignee Name: Grip Pod Systems, LLC (Jacksonville, FL)
Inventor(s): Moody, Joseph R. , Gaddini, Joseph D.
Lab Information:  View Lab Profile

Lab Name: U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
Location: RDAR-EIB
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
Contact: Contact Lab About This Patent
   
Description:
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to guns and more particularly to devices, systems and methods of using and installing an accessory mount having a Picatinny rail onto a fore grip/gun handle, where the mount can support a light, laser or accessory directly from the fore grip/gun handle.

BACKGROUND AND PRIOR ART

Vertical fore grips have become popular with firearms, such as rifles. The fore grips allow the operator a handle to both support and help aim the firearm at a target. Fore grips have included standard elongated handles, that can have generally cylindrical gripping portions that can be fixed to the firearms, and the fore grips have included removable handles that can attach beneath rail type brackets underneath the firearms.

In addition to elongated handles, vertical fore grips have included other variations such as bipods that can also be fixably attached to the firearms, and be removably attached to the rail type brackets . . . . More
Abstract:
Devices, and methods of attaching accessory mounts to vertical fore grip handles on firearms, such as rifles. The accessory mounts can be molded to extend off of the handles. The accessory mounts can attach to the handles by interlocking plugs and slots. The accessory mount can have rails so that an accessory can attach to the rails on the accessory mount. The accessory can include lights, lasers, bayonets, sights, scopes, and the like. The vertical fore grip can be an elongated handle fixed to the firearm. The vertical fore grip can be an elongated handle that is detachable from beneath rails on the firearm. The vertical fore grip can include expandable bipod legs.
Claims:
We claim:

1. A combined firearm fore grip with accessory mount holder for use with firearms, comprising: an elongated handle having a top end and a bottom end and generally cylindrical outer sidewalls between the top end and the bottom end, the top end having head member with an upper facing end having a mount for clamping to picatinny rails underneath of a firearm, the head member having a front side face below the upper facing end, the side face having a slot; and a fixed one piece light rail accessory mount having a front end and a rear end and a left side and a right side, the rear end being fixed to the front side face of the head member, one of the right side and the left side having a single elongated side set of picatinny rails, the single elongated set of picatinny rails being oriented perpendicular to and below the lower facing picatinny rails on the firearm, the single elongated side set of picatinny rails extending forward from the front side face of the elongated . . . . More