Ultra Electronics has patented a bullet compressing device that creates marks on bullets using a gun barrel. The device includes two members, a biasing member, and an actuator, allowing movement to impart marks on the bullet. GlobalData’s report on Ultra Electronics gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Ultra Electronics, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Ultra Electronics's grant share as of February 2024 was 66%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Bullet compressing device for marking bullets in a gun barrel

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11898831B2) discloses a bullet compressing device designed to create marks on a bullet imparted by a gun barrel. The device consists of two members separated by a gap, with a biasing member that compresses the gap to secure the bullet between the members. An actuator allows for movement of the members and the bullet within the gun barrel, resulting in marks being made on the bullet by the barrel upon activation.

Furthermore, the patent includes a method for creating these marks, involving securing the gun to a frame, deforming the bullet radially outward, and extracting it along the barrel to create the desired marks. Additionally, a cold firing apparatus is described in the patent, featuring a frame, a holding device for the firearm, and a member and pulling device combination to push the bullet out of the barrel while inside. The compressing device within the apparatus includes a biasing member to secure the bullet between two members for effective marking.

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