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Hogue Paso Robles

Hogue earns patent on new firearms grip

Hogue Inc of Paso Robles was assigned a new patent (8,490,311) developed by Patrick Leonard Hogue, Fayetteville, N.C., for a “firearm grip sleeve with retention feature.”

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says: “A firearm grip sleeve with retention feature has a body including a central bore and a meeting element. The mating element is connected to a mating feature on the frame of a firearm. The mating element is connected to a mating feature on the frame of a firearm. The mating element prevents undesirable movement of the body with respect to the firearm while the mating feature is connected to the mating element. The mating element may prevent axial movement and upward longitudinal movement of the body. The firearm may include a removable back strap insert.”

Hogue Incorporated is a family owned and operated company located at 550 Linne Road in Paso Robles. Hogue produces handgun grips, rifle and shotgun stocks, holsters and accessories.

 

Summary of the invention

The present invention provides an improved firearm grip sleeve with retention feature, and overcomes the above-mentioned disadvantages and drawbacks of the prior art. As such, the general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide an improved firearm grip sleeve with retention feature that has all the advantages of the prior art mentioned above with the exception of a universal fit.

To attain this, the preferred embodiment of the present invention essentially comprises a body including a central bore and a mating element. The mating element is connected to a mating feature on the frame of a firearm. The mating element prevents undesirable movement of the body with respect to the firearm while the mating feature is connected to the mating element. The mating element may prevent axial movement and upward longitudinal movement of the body. The firearm may include a removable back strap insert. There are, of course, additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims attached.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 11, 2010 (12/655,977).

Source: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=84,90,311.PN.&OS=PN/84,90,311&RS=PN/84,90,311

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