Constellation Brands has been granted a patent for a firearm sight with a housing supporting an optical sighting element. The housing has a protrusion and a lead-in portion, with the lead-in portion having a surface roughness of less than 50 µm. The protrusion has a width of at least 1 mm and the lead-in portion has a length of at least five times the width of the protrusion. The sight also includes a lens supported by the housing, with serrations on the rearward-facing side of the housing. GlobalData’s report on Constellation Brands gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData, Constellation Brands's grant share as of September 2023 was 31%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Firearm sight with housing and optical sighting element

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Constellation Brands Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11747112B2) describes a firearm sight with unique features. The sight includes a housing with a rearward end, a forward end, and a bottom and top side. An optical sighting element, such as a lens, is supported by the housing. The housing has a portion that extends partially around the lens and to a certain height above the bottom side. The top side at the rearward end is at a lower height than the portion around the lens. The rearward-facing side of the portion has serrations, while the forward-facing side is free of serrations.

The patent also describes various additional features of the firearm sight. The rearward-facing side with serrations is positioned behind the lens and may be oblique to the bottom side of the housing. The serrations positioned above the lens are forward of the serrations positioned laterally outward of the lens. The serrations consist of elongate peaks with lengths, widths, and heights. These peaks are separated by valleys. The peaks may be truncated, and the top side of the housing is free of serrations.

Another embodiment of the firearm sight includes a housing with two rearward-facing surfaces with serrations. The second rearward-facing surface is separate from and positioned behind the first rearward-facing surface. The forward-facing side of the housing is free of serrations. The second rearward-facing surface is angled relative to the first rearward-facing surface and may be perpendicular to the bottom side of the housing. The first rearward-facing surface extends partially around the lens and consists of truncated peaks.

The patent also mentions that the firearm sight can be incorporated into a firearm itself. This means that the firearm can include either the firearm sight described in claim 1 or the firearm sight described in claim 14.

Overall, this granted patent introduces a firearm sight with unique housing features and serrations that may improve the accuracy and functionality of firearms.

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