Wyoming Patent of the Month – May 2024

DFM Arms, LLC, a pioneer in firearm innovation, has been granted a patent for a new tool set to revolutionize charging handle technology. This cutting-edge assembly combines novel materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to deliver unparalleled performance and durability at a reduced cost.

Traditionally, charging handle bodies have been machined or cast from aluminum, limiting their potential for innovation. However, DFM Arms recognized the need for a charging handle that could harness the benefits of modern materials like stainless steel, polymers, and carbon fiber. Thus, the Composite Charging Handle Assembly was born.

At the heart of this invention lies a primary component with a head portion featuring a substantially planar stamped design. This unique configuration optimizes strength and weight distribution while allowing for precise manufacturing tolerances. The primary component’s body, made from a first material, extends seamlessly from the head portion, ensuring structural integrity and longevity.

To further enhance performance, a secondary component covers the primary component, providing an additional layer of protection and functionality. This secondary component, crafted from a second material, acts as a skin over the primary component, offering superior durability and resistance to wear and tear. Notably, the integration of a bilateral receiving slot and mating cup ensures seamless operation and ergonomic comfort.

The Composite Charging Handle Assembly also boasts innovative latch mechanisms designed to facilitate smooth and reliable operation. A primary latch member, mated into the bilateral receiving slot, features a latch with a hook for secure engagement. Meanwhile, a secondary latch activator articulates with the primary latch member, enabling effortless manipulation and user-friendly operation.

DFM Arms has spared no effort in ensuring the versatility and adaptability of the Composite Charging Handle Assembly. With options for reconfiguration and customization, users can tailor their charging handles to suit their specific preferences and requirements. Whether it’s extending functional length, increasing surface area, or adjusting attachment methods, the possibilities are endless.

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