Wyoming Patent of the Month – February 2024

Gunwerks, LLC, a trailblazer in firearms technology, continues to redefine the landscape of rifle optics with their latest patent—a riflescope that seamlessly merges precision and information. This cutting-edge optical device represents a significant leap forward in the world of shooting sports, military applications, and beyond.

Gunwerks’ riflescope is designed with an objective lens at one end and ocular lenses at the other, defining distinct focal planes. What sets this riflescope apart is its ingenious display system nestled between the ocular lenses and the second focal plane.

The display system comprises a sophisticated interplay of a high-tech display and a reflective element. Positioned strategically, the ocular lenses are closer to the second focal plane, with a unique arrangement featuring a first and second ocular lens. The second ocular lens is positioned farther from the second focal plane than the first, creating a dynamic optical environment.

What truly captivates enthusiasts and professionals alike is the riflescope’s ability to project an image via a folded optical path. This path, carefully defined by the effective distance between the display and the first ocular lens, guarantees an immersive experience for the user. This effective distance mirrors the distance between the second focal plane and the first ocular lens, ensuring optimal image perception.

Gunwerks’ innovation takes a bold step by placing the display and reflective element on a common side of the optical axis. This strategic positioning facilitates a streamlined and intuitive user interface. The reflective element, whether a prism, beam splitter, or mirror, is oriented at a 45° angle relative to the display, ensuring precise light manipulation.

The riflescope isn’t just a marvel of engineering; it’s a game-changer for shooters. The displayed image isn’t just a visual aid; it’s a repository of crucial information. From target distance to atmospheric and environmental conditions, the riflescope provides real-time data, enhancing the shooter’s situational awareness and accuracy.

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