|Slide Fire Solutions SSAK47|
|Finger Stabilization Device|
Back in August of 2000, Bill Akins was awarded a patent on his bump-fire stock concept. Bill contends that his patent covers the finger rest necessary for making bump-fire possible. Bill has posted online that his patent protects this "finger stabilization device" and cites claim #19 of his patent. All bump-fire stocks on the market rely upon this finger stabilization device to work.
|Fostech Bumpski AK stock|
On January 27th a press release went out from Slide Fire Solutions stating the US Patent Office had issued a Notice of Allowance (NOA) which states they are entitled to a patent under US law for their submission.
For immediate release
SLIDE FIRE SOLUTIONS, LP RECEIVES NOTICE OF PATENT ALLOWANCE
January 27, 2012
Moran, TX - Slide Fire Solutions, LP today announced that the United States Patent Office has issued a Notice of Allowance concerning its patent application "Method of Shooting a Semi-Automatic Firearm." The allowed patent claims will give Slide Fire exclusive rights to make and sell gun stocks that enable a shooter to repetitively discharge a firearm incorporating Slide Fire's sliding stock technology.
"We are thrilled that the patent office has agreed that our invention deserves patent protection," said the inventor of the Slide Fire gun stock, Jeremiah Cottle. "We have several other patents pending based on the same technology, both in the United States and internationally. We are optimistic that the patent office will issue patents on those applications as well." Cottle is the president Slide Fire Solutions.
About Slide Fire Solutions: Slide Fire Solutions is a privately held company based in Moran, Texas and owns all rights in its ground breaking "slide stock" technology. Building on principles of "bump firing," Slide Fire's invention allows a shooter to discharge a firearm such as an AR-15 or AK-47 as quickly as desired, without springs and without automatically functioning mechanical parts. The exclusive design offers many hours of entertainment for recreational shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has concluded that the Slide Fire device is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.
For more information, please visit www.slidefire.com.
Contact:Since both Slide Fire Solutions and Fostech are now in possession of what appears to be conflicting patents to the laymen, one can only speculate what this might mean.
Director of Operations
Slide Fire Solutions, Inc.
I will keep you posted of any new developments as I learn of them.