UNITED STATES PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION
Application Number: 63129596
Title: A method for loading cartridges into a gun magazine by using a device that clips around a finger.
Inventor: Shane Aleksic
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to the field of improving gun magazine cartridge loading with a speedloader. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus that clips around a finger, resulting in painless gun magazine loading and increased loading speed.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Rim and rimfire ammunition are generally smaller in caliber and requires greater dexterity to properly orientate and insert the cartridges into a magazine. After many repetitions, one-by-one cartridge insertion into a gun magazine by hand is both time consuming and uncomfortable, particularly for the thumb. This problem is compounded for small and large capacity magazines commonly used in modern target practice.
Devices for loading cartridges into a magazine are known. For example,
U.S. Pat. No. 4,739,572 to Brandenburg discloses a device having receiving area that an empty or partly empty magazine is inserted in a device’s magazine receiving area. The magazine receiving area is configured to hold the opening of the magazine in a predetermined position with respect to the cartridge receiving device.
U.S. Pat. No 10,247,499 to Cifers and Green discloses a device that has a body that defines an opening configured to receive and end of a gun magazine.
USA Pat. No. 9,719,741 to Cifers and Green discloses a magazine loading device by inserting the magazine into the magazine receiver.
USA Pat. No 6,286,243 to Hinton discloses a device for loading cartridges into a magazine including a body with a U-shaped cross section adapted to slide up and down upon the exterior of a magazine.
USA Pat. 4,719,715 to Howard discloses a device with an open-end constituting means for receiving a magazine to be charged with cartridges
None of these patents or products provide a means of loading cartridges into a gun magazine without a custom device being clamped or attached to and around a gun magazine. The problem with most devices being attached around a gun magazine is numerous devices are required to accommodate various cartridge calibers for various gun magazine makes and models. Having to use numerous devices for various gun magazines becomes too costly and inconvenient.
Additionally, other devices that can accommodate various gun magazines by methods of being clamped or attached around a gun magazine itself are large complex machines with numerous moving parts, prone to breakdown, inconvenient, and are too expensive to manufacture.
Therefore, what is needed is a device that overcomes the above-mentioned disadvantages by not being clamped or attached or wrapped around a gun magazine.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention comprises a novel clip around a finger to protect the finger while pushing the cartridge into a gun magazine by an attached plunger. The present invention is clipped around a finger or more specifically a thumb and not clamped around a gun magazine, which makes it gun magazine agnostic. The clip exhibits flexibility and can accommodate various finger ring sizes.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The present invention is illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings in which like references indicate similar elements.
Figure 1 illustrates front and side perspectives of the gun magazine cartridge loader according to the embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 2 illustrates front and top perspectives of the gun magazine cartridge loader, according to the embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 3 illustrates front perspectives of the gun magazine cartridge loader, according to the embodiment of the present invention
Figure 4 illustrates rear and top perspectives of the gun magazine cartridge loader, according to the embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 5 illustrates the bottom perspectives of the gun magazine cartridge loader, according to the embodiment of the present invention
Turning now to the drawings, attention is now directed to Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4, Fig. 5, which provide alternate views of the embodiment of the invention and components known as Clip, Sleeve, Key Ring Hole, and Plunger enumerated as 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively.
Referring to component 1 Clip, the Clip is preferably formed of plastic or material providing flexibility. The Clip holds a finger in place while the device is operated, providing stability and dexterity during the magazine loading process.
Referring to component 2 Sleeve, the sleeve is attached to and is part of the Clip. The sleeve is where a finger is passed through and held in place by component 1 Clip. The sleeve is ergonomically designed to the contour of a finger for comfort and ease of use.
Referring to component 3 Key Ring Hole, the Key Ring Hole provides a way to attach a key ring.
Referring to component 4 Plunger, the Plunger is preferably formed of a rigid plastic material or stronger material than plastic. One end of the plunger is attached to the Clip and the opposite end is formed to a rounded contour of the long side of a cartridge. The rounded side of the plunger is used to push a cartridge into the magazine, providing adequate space for another cartridge to be placed into the magazine.
1. A method, system, or apparatus using the subject matter and techniques described herein.
Current U.S. Class: Magazine Chargers (42/87)
International Classification: F41A 9/83 (20060101);