Title:
Clamping rings for securing and aligning an optical sight
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention is a new type of optical mounting ring for a firearm that aligns the top and bottom sections of the ring more perfectly and symmetrically during and after installation based on two guiding systems. The rings will also hold their position without torquing on any of the three dimensions based on the locking system and guiding system. The present invention will not losing its grip on the optical sight based on two locking systems. The solid hold on the optical sight will allow for reliable shooting accuracy shot after shot and will create a more perfect bore sight alignment.



Inventors:
Hillier, Ryan Matthew (Jerome, ID, US)
Application Number:
11/163833
Publication Date:
06/08/2006
Filing Date:
11/01/2005
Assignee:
Hillier (Jerome, ID, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41G1/38
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ryan Matthew Hillier (Jerome, ID, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. Rings with a top section to secure the cylindrical top part of an optical sight composing of an arm or prong that fits into the bottom section of the ring.

2. Rings with a bottom section to secure the cylindrical bottom part of an optical sight composing of a slot to accept the extrusion in the form of arm or prong from the top section of the ring.

3. Rings with a male tooth on the arms of the top section of the ring. The male tooth is matched with the female tooth in the tilted position.

4. Rings with a female tooth along the edge of the slot in the bottom part of the ring.

5. Rings with an inner area of the slots on the bottom section of the ring pointing at offset angles to the arms in order to pull the top section of the rings further downward when the teeth are joined and secured from the sides with screws.

6. Rings with side extrusions on the bottom section of the rings with threaded holes aligned at 90 degree angles to the female teeth to push the arms with the male and female teeth together with screws.

Description:

FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to rings that hold an optical sight in alignment with a firearm bore.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

Current mounting rings for optical sights are reliant on the screws that pull the top and bottom sections together for alignment and stability because they are the only thing holding the top and bottom sections together. Since the screws have relatively minor dimensions to the alignment of the mounting system they will not align the rings well enough to have great shooting accuracy over long distances. Current mounting rings because they have no guidance other than screws will become unsymmetrical as the installer does not apply the exact same number of turns to the screws on each side of the ring. As shock is applied to current mounting rings, they will torque and lose their alignment; their screws will also loosen allowing the optical sight to move also disturbing alignment.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The rings invented in this application are intended to: align their top and bottom sections more perfectly, secure the alignment and prevent movement from all three dimensional angles, and permanently hold the alignment even under great shock. The rings accomplish this by having male and female guiding systems. The male and female parts are aligned vertically and represent each other's shapes and dimensions to prevent any movement other than the vertical movement forced by the top screws connecting the top and bottom parts of the rings. The top half section of the rings representing a half circle has the male extrusions. The bottom half of the ring has the female slots. The locking system consists of a male tooth on the male extrusion and female tooth in the slot. The sides of the slot with the tooth are tilted from the bottom inwards to allow for some extra downward pull as the extrusion with the male tooth is pushed into the female tooth. The male tooth match the female tooth only in the tilted position and the top ridges of the female tooth are set horizontal at zero degrees; this is what allows for the extra pull. To secure the male extrusion tightly inside the slots there are threaded holes on the sides of the bottom part of the rings for screws to push against the male extrusion.