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Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7926218
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: Laser aiming apparatus using a rocker
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 3:01:47 PM
Issue Date: 4/19/2011
Filed Date: 8/20/2007
Serial #: 1/894,344
Assignee Name: SUREFIRE, LLC (Fountain Valley, CA)
Inventor(s): Matthews, John W. , Kim, Paul Y. , Wells, William D.
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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:
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a laser aiming apparatus, and more particularly to a laser aiming apparatus for accurately and conveniently applying elevation and windage adjustments to a laser beam emanating therefrom.

One type of a laser aiming apparatus, when secured to a gun or firearm, emits a laser beam for providing an aiming mark in the form of a laser spot on a target, the spot representing the placement of a bullet to be fired by the gun at that target. To assure that the position of the laser spot on the target accurately represents the location of bullet impact, the laser aiming apparatus is typically adjusted for effecting elevation and windage compensation such that the path of the emitted laser beam coincides, at the target, with the extended longitudinal axis of the gun barrel from which the bullet is to be fired. A need exists, however, for providing a laser aiming apparatus with an improved compensation mechanism that is compa . . . . More
Abstract:
Laser aiming apparatus for accurately and conveniently applying elevation and windage adjustments to a laser beam emanating therefrom. A preferred embodiment includes a housing, which may be adapted to be mounted to a gun; a laser module in the housing and including a sleeve having a laser mounted in the sleeve for emitting a laser beam through a front end thereof along the sleeve''s longitudinal axis, the sleeve being pivotally mounted in the housing about a first pivot point on the longitudinal axes of the sleeve and the housing; a rocker pivotally mounted in the housing about a second pivot point on the housing''s longitudinal axis and spaced from the first pivot point, the rocker coupled to the sleeve for pivoting the sleeve about the first pivot point; and an adjustment apparatus carried by the housing and engaging the rocker for pivotally adjusting position of the rocker about the second pivot point
Claims:
We claim:

1. Laser aiming apparatus, comprising: a housing; a laser module in said housing, said laser module including a sleeve having a longitudinal axis and a laser mounted in said sleeve for emitting a laser beam through a front end of said sleeve along said longitudinal axis, said sleeve pivotally mounted in said housing about a first pivot point on said longitudinal axis; and a rocker pivotally mounted in said housing about a second pivot point spaced from said first pivot point, said rocker coupled to said sleeve for pivoting said sleeve about said first pivot point.

2. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein: said housing is adapted to be mounted to a gun.

3. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein: said sleeve is generally cylindrical.

4. The apparatus according to claim 1, including: an adjustment apparatus carried by said housing and engaging said rocker for pivotally adjusting position of said rocker about said second pivot p . . . . More