About The Inventor

I received my master’s degree in mechanical systems design from Cornell University and have been developing products with international teams for 35 years.  Hundreds of millions of products that include designs I’ve developed are in use and many tens of patents have been awarded along the way culminating in those for the Ounce™ pistol which are my first independent patents.

The Ounce™ pistol is a result of an effort started after a relative was raped twice in her apartment.  The engineer in me wanted to come up with a product and ultimately a family of products that help take a dent out of this horrific crime and help people to defend themselves in general.   Many people are hesitant to carry for a variety of reasons that most of us are familiar with:  concern about the device going off accidentally while concealed, size, weight, fear of others seeing it, etc.   I hope that the Ounce™ pistol makes a significant step forward in addressing these concerns and encourages more Americans to carry for self defense.  With the help of a great team and customers I believe this initial product can grow into a product line that will revolutionize conceal carry, enhancing interest in, and increasing the number of people who are armed and ready to defend themselves and others should the need arise.  With more of us prepared to defend ourselves together we can make a bigger dent in crime.  ~Bill Osborne

Intellectual Property 

The unique Ounce™ pistol design is covered by various intellectual property protections.  Patented and patent pending including patent numbers:

  • U.S. Pat. No 9,945,629
  • U.S. Pat. No 10,422,600
  • U.S. Pat. No D 756,478
  • CA Pat. No 2,970,349

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