US 11,656,051 B2
Bipod grip for firearms
Shanyao Lee, Santa Ana, CA (US); and Shih-Ting Hung, Taoyuan (TW)
Assigned to Strike Industries, Inc., Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed by Strike Industries, Inc., Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 7, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/65,503.
Prior Publication US 2022/0107155 A1, Apr. 7, 2022
Int. Cl. F41A 23/10 (2006.01); F41C 23/16 (2006.01)
CPC F41A 23/10 (2013.01) [F41C 23/16 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device implementable on a firearm, comprising:
a housing with a void therein and having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the housing having a locking mechanism comprising a mechanical feature on opposite sides of a wall of the housing;
a connection portion disposed at the first end of the housing and configured to couple the housing to the firearm; and
a support portion configured to retract along a longitudinal axis of the housing and be received in the void of the housing and locked therein by the mechanical feature and, responsive to being pressed from two opposite sides, the support portion further configured to be unlocked from the mechanical feature and retractably extend out of the void of the housing along the longitudinal axis of the housing and through an opening at the second end of the housing to form a bipod,
wherein the support portion comprises two leg segments and an elastic element,
wherein each of the two leg segments is pivotably coupled to each other at a first distal end thereof,
wherein each of the two leg segments is configured with a respective protrusion closer to a second distal end thereof than the first distal end with the respective protrusion facing the wall of the housing when the support portion is received in the void of the housing in a first configuration,
wherein the mechanical feature on the housing comprises two notches or two through holes on opposite sides of an inner surface of the wall of the housing,
wherein the respective protrusion on each of the two leg segments is accommodated in a respective one of the two notches or the two through holes such that the support portion is locked in the housing by retracting the leg segments linearly relative to the longitudinal axis of the housing to be received in the void of the housing and pushed outwardly by the elastic element, thereby causing the second distal end of each of the two leg segments to move outwardly to push the respective protrusion on each of the two leg segments into the respective one of the two notches or the two through holes, and
wherein, when the support portion extends out of the housing and retracts into the housing, a relative movement of the support portion with respect to the mechanical feature is linear and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing.