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Patent Information:  USPTO Site Listing

Patent Number: 7941961
Case ID: 0
Patent Title: System for receiving spent cartridge cases from a firearm
Status: ACTIVE
Status Date: 8/2/2011 2:52:21 PM
Issue Date: 5/17/2011
Filed Date: 6/11/2009
Serial #: 2/483,000
Assignee Name:
Inventor(s): Cooper, LaDrew V.
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

This invention relates to a cartridge catching system. More particularly, it relates to a cartridge catching system designed to attach to a picatinny rail equipped firearm to receive the spent cartridge cases from the ejection port of the firearm.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Various semiautomatic and automatic firearms eject the spent cartridge cases after firing. These spent cartridge cases are scattered on the ground and sometimes even lost, or damaged as they land on the ground. Because cartridge cases can be reused, it is desirable to collect all spent cartridge cases. The task to collect all the empty cartridges is a challenge to an individual, especially when the shooter does not have the fixed position of firing. Also, the cartridges are ejected at high speed can strike and injure a nearby person, posing a hazard. Thus, there is a need to design a secure and safe system to automatically collect the spent cartridge cases, aft . . . . More
Abstract:
A cartridge catching system designed to attach to picatinny rail of a firearm to receive spent cartridge cases from the ejection port of firearm is provided. The cartridge catching system has a container body which is downwardly angled to deflect the spent cartridge cases towards the bottom of the container body. A connecting rod where one end of the connecting rod is fixed on picatinny rail of the firearm and other end is placed within an elongated hole is provided on a rod receiving assembly. The rod receiving assembly is mountable on top or within the container body to optimize the position of the container body depending on the type and size of firearm. A spring actuated ball is provided inside the elongated hole on the rod receiving assembly to fit onto the semicircular hole of the connecting rode to provide an easy ON/OFF mechanism for attaching/removing the cartridge catching system making it easy to empty the con . . . . More
Claims:
I claim:

1. A cartridge catching system designed to attach to a picatinny rail equipped firearm to receive spent cartridge cases from an ejection port of the firearm comprising: a container body wherein the container body comprises an open face with extended walls wherein each wall is downwardly angled back to deflect the spent cartridge cases towards the bottom of the container body; a rod receiving assembly mounted on the container body to attach the container body by way of a connecting rod, the rod receiving assembly further comprises: at least one elongated hole to receive the connecting rod; a spring actuated ball within the elongated hole to provide a locking mechanism; and at least one hole for fastening the rod receiving assembly to the container body; at least one connecting rod, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the connecting rod is fixed on the picatinny rail of the firearm and second end is placed within the elongated hole provided . . . . More