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Patent 7909301 Click For Printable Version of This Patent
Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7909301
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: Grip with bipod
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 3:01:52 PM
Issue Date: 3/22/2011
Filed Date: 8/13/2008
Serial #: 2/190,604
Assignee Name:
Inventor(s): Faifer, Sagi
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 bipods for firearms, cameras and other devices. More particularly the invention relates to a support grip which is also a bipod.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A foregrip is a grip on the front of a firearm that can be used to help support the firearm, and prevents burns from the barrel during firing. The foregrip is preferably shaped for comfortable gripping with a hand, for example, having a rounded shape.

A bipod is a two-leg device used to position, support, and stabilize a device which requires aiming, such as a firearm or a camera. Bipods with adjustable legs are well known in the art, such as U.S. Pat. No. 5,711,103 to Keng. The bipod described by Keng was not designed as a grip, and is folded against the barrel when not in use.

U.S. Pat. No. 7,111,424 to Moody discloses a combination of a grip and a bipod. Moody teaches a grip with a concealable and collapsible bipod. The  . . . . More
Abstract:
A grip including at least two hinged monopods, each having an independent telescoping leg, the monopods in the closed position forming a hand grip, and a mounting assembly for mounting the grip on a device, and a method for forming the grip. Preferably, the telescopic leg includes a housing in each of the monopods and at least one spring biased leg telescopingly mounted in the housing.
Claims:
The invention claimed is:

1. A grip comprising: at least two hinged monopods, each defining a housing and having an independent telescoping leg telescopingly mounted in one end of said housing, said monopods being arranged to pivot relative to one another from a fastened position to a deployed position, said monopods in the fastened position being joined and secured to one another to form a complete hand grip; said monopods defining toothed portions at another end of said housing arranged to interleave with one another when said monopods pivot relative to one another; and a mounting assembly for mounting the grip on a device, said mounting assembly including a hinge holding said toothed portions and forming a pivot axis therefor.

2. The grip of claim 1, wherein each said independent telescoping leg comprises: a spring biased leg telescopingly mounted in said housing.

3. The grip of claim 1, wherein said monopods further comprise locking means for locking  . . . . More