On Trigger Guard Patents (Class 42/70.07)
  • Patent number: 9958225
    Abstract: Shrouds for preventing unintentional engagement or initiation of firearm triggers during handling of the firearm are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Richetti Tactical Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Richetti, Ryan Richetti
  • Patent number: 9746266
    Abstract: A trigger lock that can be mounted to the trigger guard of a handheld firearm. The trigger lock has a cover assembly displaceably mounted to a lock housing assembly. The cover assembly is displaceable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A mount adapter is removeably mated to a housing body within the lock housing assembly. The removeable mount adapter has a mount surface shaped to correspond with the outer surface of the trigger guard, allowing the trigger lock to be used on various makes and models of firearms. The trigger lock includes a locking means which in one embodiment has a lock rotor with a camming surface to displace one or more locking members into the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Veri-Fire, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Barido, James Skylar Gerrond, Matthew Aaron Lucero
  • Patent number: 9733033
    Abstract: A trigger lock that can be mounted to the trigger guard of a handheld firearm. The trigger lock has a cover assembly displaceably mounted to a lock housing assembly. The cover assembly is displaceable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A mount adapter is removeably mated to a housing body within the lock housing assembly. The removeable mount adapter has a mount surface shaped to correspond with the outer surface of the trigger guard, allowing the trigger lock to be used on various makes and models of firearms. The trigger lock includes a locking means which in one embodiment has a lock rotor with a camming surface to displace one or more locking members into the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Veri-Fire, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Barido, James Sklyar Gerrond, Matthew Aaron Lucero
  • Patent number: 9650810
    Abstract: Some examples of a docking apparatus can be implemented to include a key-lockable mechanical mount. The mount includes a housing, a locking unit, a pinion and a lock plate. The locking unit is disposed on the housing and includes a lock mandrel. The locking unit is configured to be rotated to either an open position or a closed position with a key. The A pinion is mounted to the lock mandrel. The pinion is configured to rotate in response to a rotation of the locking unit using the key. The lock plate is configured to be received in the housing. The lock plate is configured either to rotate in response to the rotation of the pinion or to be driven by springs. The lock plate is configured to capture a mounting plate configured to attach to electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Lilitab LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Rudolf Grziwok, Adam Scott Aronson
  • Patent number: 9464867
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holster configurable and reconfigurable to hold different objects. The holster includes a first flexible sheet with first and second surfaces and an aperture therein. One surface of the sheet is substantially covered with one fastener component of a hook-and-loop fastener material and the other surface is substantially covered with the other fastener component of a hook-and-loop fastener material. A retention member is attachable over at least a portion of the aperture and has a friction surface that, through the aperture, contacts a surface of the object being held in the holster. The holster may include an attachment panel for repositionably attaching the holster to a surface of a separate article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Jesse Thompson
  • Patent number: 9404699
    Abstract: A trigger lock that can be mounted to the trigger guard of a handheld firearm. The trigger lock has a cover assembly displaceably mounted to a lock housing assembly. The cover assembly is displaceable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A mount adapter is removeably mated to a housing body within the lock housing assembly. The removeable mount adapter has a mount surface shaped to correspond with the outer surface of the trigger guard, allowing the trigger lock to be used on various makes and models of firearms. The trigger lock includes a locking means which in one embodiment has a lock rotor with a caroming surface to displace one or more locking members into the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Barido, Matthew Aaron Lucero, James Skylar Gerrond
  • Patent number: 9366501
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety device that maintains a weapon inside a holster in a locked state without requiring the gun to be removed from the holster beforehand. In the embodiments, a single safety device can be used on a variety of holsters to lock the gun inside the holster, without requiring removal of the gun from the holster, therefore preventing children or other unauthorized individuals from accessing the gun and the gun's trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Relativity Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Brian Visalli, Darren Bodner, Joel Young, Jacob Evans, Helene Seltzer, Thomas Larson, Daniel Visalli
  • Patent number: 9322612
    Abstract: Trigger guard lock device for retaining a firearm in a holster and enabling unlocking and removing the handgun from the holster in a single motion. In an aspect, a trigger guard device comprises a device body having a channel for receiving a firearm trigger guard, a lock automatically locks upon insertion of the guard and is positioned within the channel for retaining the guard and a release lever to permit the lock to pivot. The release is positioned at the top rear of the holster such that the release is actuated by finger of a user during the natural withdrawal motion. In this manner, the user may unlock and remove the handgun in a single motion. Also, the device includes an adjustable stabilizer for the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Safariland, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9322605
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism guard assembly includes two arms, each having a first end with a trigger guarding surface and a second end and a housing with substantially parallel side surfaces configured to at least partially enclose the second ends of the arms. The housing is configured to be movable relative to the arms such that the housing has a first position and a second position, the second position being closer to the first ends of the arms compared to the first position. Movement of the housing from the first position to the second position causes movement of the first ends of the arms away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kargyle L.L.C.
    Inventors: Garret Noyons, Kyle Frake
  • Patent number: 9222750
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated methodology for holstering a gun. A holster has a longitudinally-extending sidewall terminating at a gun entry edge. The sidewall has an inner surface defining a cavity that is sized for slidingly inserting the gun to a mating engagement of the gun in the holster at a holstered position of the gun. The sidewall supports a holster trigger guard terminating adjacent the gun entry edge. The holster trigger guard extends from the sidewall and adjacent the cavity so that a holster trigger guard surface operably impacts against the user's finger at an acute angle, so that a force from the impact has a proximal force directed away from the tip of the user's finger. A concealment block is removably attachable to the sidewall at a selected one of a plurality of different attachable positions to be operably interposed between a user's body and the holster to urge a selected portion of the holster away from the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Spencer Keepers
  • Patent number: 9134085
    Abstract: Consistent with various embodiments, a firearm securing apparatus has a first securing interface that is configured to generate a holding force between the apparatus and a support surface in response to an applied pressure. A second securing interface is configured and arranged to receive and secure a firearm barrel and includes a graspable feature. A support piece is configured and arranged to physically connect the two securing interfaces and to provide space, to allow a person's fingers to seize a graspable feature and to allow the person to apply pressure sufficient to overcome the holding force between the apparatus and the surface in order to remove the firearm from the apparatus when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Evergreen Asset Management, LLC
    Inventors: David Sumner Tucker, Jerry Dean Boggess
  • Patent number: 9097479
    Abstract: A trigger lock that can be mounted to the trigger guard of a handheld firearm. The trigger lock has a cover assembly displaceably mounted to a lock housing assembly. The cover assembly is displaceable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A mount adapter is removeably mated to a housing body within the lock housing assembly. The removeable mount adapter has a mount surface shaped to correspond with the outer surface of the trigger guard, allowing the trigger lock to be used on various makes and models of firearms. The trigger lock includes a locking means which in one embodiment has a lock rotor with a camming surface to displace one or more locking members into the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Veri-Fire, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Barido, Matthew Aaron Lucero, James Skylar Gerrond
  • Patent number: 9010007
    Abstract: The article includes a body portion which is large enough to accommodate and cover a receiver portion of a shotgun, leaving the stock and most of the barrel of the shotgun exposed outside of the body portion when the shotgun is positioned within the body portion. The body portion includes a base portion, a rotatable lid portion with two extending latch members and a lock assembly, wherein the receiver portion of the shotgun fits between the base portion and the cover portion when the cover portion is locked to the lock assembly by the two latch members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Alan D. Chandler, Fred P. Hood
  • Patent number: 9003685
    Abstract: A hinged trigger guard having a base member that includes a base member body portion; a base member projection extending from the base member body portion and having a base member aperture formed therethrough; an extension member that includes an extension member body portion; two ears extending from the extension member body portion, wherein an extension member recess is defined between at least a portion of the ears, and wherein an extension member aperture is formed through each of the ears. An extension member projection extends from the extension member body portion. The extension member is pivotably attached to the base member when the base member aperture is aligned between the extension member apertures and a pivot/installation pin is positioned within the aligned extension member apertures and base member aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 8991087
    Abstract: A trigger lock for a gun having a trigger and a trigger guard. The trigger lock has a first housing part and a second housing part and at least one of the parts includes a shackle which is insertable through the trigger guard so that the housing parts are on opposite sides of the trigger guard and so that the shackle prevents actuation of the trigger. A latch is mounted to one of the housing parts and movable between a locked and an unlocked position. In its locked position, the latch engages the shackle and secures the housing parts together. Conversely, in the unlocked position, the latch releases the shackle so that the housing parts may be separated from each other. A fingerprint scanner on one of the housing parts generates an output signal when swiped by a fingerprint. That signal is received by a processor programmed to identify one or more authorized users of the gun and, when the authorized user fingerprint swipe is identified, activates a mechanism to move the latch to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Torrey S. Ruffin
  • Publication number: 20150033609
    Abstract: A mounting and securing device for a handgun having a grip, a trigger, and a trigger guard. The device can include a mounting base including a means for affixing the base to a structure, a lock post extending from the mounting base having an annular groove proximate the distal end; and a trigger-blocking member including a trigger-blocking post attached to the mounting base and configured to extend behind the trigger of the handgun when mounted on the device, and a lock member comprising a body that includes a front face and a rear face, and having a bore through the rear face and into the body that is configured to accept the lock post for positioning the lock member onto the lock post, and including push-buttons for locking or unlocking the lock member to the lock post to secure the handgun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rodrick A. HERDMAN
  • Patent number: 8919024
    Abstract: A gun trigger-looking device which is configured to be manually installed on a gun with a trigger-blocking member disposed behind the trigger to prevent the gun from being fired. The device includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same as data stored in the memory. If a data match is indicated, the logic device causes an electromagnetic device to move a locking member to an unlocked position, permitting the trigger-blocking member to be manually removed from the gun so the gun can be fired. A separate electronic key is provided to transmit unlock data to the data receiver of the trigger-locking device. This unlock data may be a password, a long pseudo-random number or biologic data identifying the gun owner or some other person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to fire the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8893420
    Abstract: A battery-powered trigger-locking device, which is configured to be disposed on a gun with a trigger for firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the memory. If a data match is indicated, the logic device causes an electromagnetic device to move a trigger-locking member to an unlocked position, permitting the gun to be fired. A separate electronic gun key is provided to transmit gun unlock data to the data receiver of the trigger-locking device. This gun unlock data may be a password, a long pseudo-random number or biologic data identifying the gun owner or some other person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to fire the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Karl F. Milde, Jr., Jeffrey A. Matos
  • Patent number: 8842016
    Abstract: A system for notifying when a fire extinguisher is discharged or moved uses a device mounted on the fire extinguisher for monitoring one or more conditions. For example, the device may be interconnected with a trigger detecting mechanism otherwise present on the extinguisher or sense a sudden drop in pressure to detect when the extinguisher is activated. An accelerometer may be provided to detect motion. GPS processing can identify the location of the fire extinguisher when an event occurs. When the device detects a change in one or more of the conditions, or needs to send periodic updates of the fire extinguisher conditions, a message is forwarded from the device to a third party clearinghouse via a wireless communication network. The clearinghouse reviews the data, and forwards the data, as may be appropriate, to one or more authorized parties identified in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Carlos A. Cazanas, Azam Khan, Terence John Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8819979
    Abstract: A remote valuable and/or gun monitoring system and method are disclosed. A module incorporating a motion sensor is interconnected to a valuable or gun. The motion sensor generates a motion signal if movement is detected. The motion signal can be passed to a communication device associated with the valuable or gun owner by a network. Remote locking/unlocking of a trigger lock provided as part of the module interconnected to a gun can also be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sensor Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jason L. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140182180
    Abstract: The electromechanical trigger guard protective enclosure is a safety device intended to prevent access to the trigger of any firearm with an accessory rail. The present invention has a keypad, which activates the drive mechanism. The drive mechanism either covers the trigger or slides open revealing the trigger for use. The protective enclosure is affixed to the accessory rail on a gun, ensuring that it is able to be used at all times, preventing any inability to properly enclose the trigger. This protective sheath allows for the weapon to remain loaded and ready to fire at all times, aiding greatly in times of self-defense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GUN GUARDIAN, LLC
    Inventors: William Lewis Murphy, II, Robert Vail Harvey
  • Patent number: 8720097
    Abstract: A trigger lock is provided with a shield member having a U-shaped channel forming a first plate and a second plate spaced apart from the first flange, with a web connecting the first and second plates. The shield member has a peripheral contour that is complementarily shaped to closely match the transition contour of a firearm, in the region of the firearm frame transitioning between the thick frame and the thin trigger guard. The shield member is fitted over the trigger guard, with the trigger guard situated within the U-shaped channel. A plug is inserted through an aperture in the first plate, through the trigger guard, and through a second aperture in the second plate. The plug is secured within the shield member by a lock attached to the end of the plug protruding from the second aperture, thus preventing access to the trigger and preventing removal or substantial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • Patent number: 8667725
    Abstract: A weapon safety apparatus comprising a sleeve comprising a cavity portion open to receive a trigger portion of a weapon and free of any structures that impede movement of the trigger. The sleeve further comprises a body portion comprising at least one closed portion preventing access to a trigger of the weapon. The sleeve is shaped to provide access to all loading or unloading components of the weapon. The cavity portion of the sleeve may be further open to receive a handle of the weapon. A method for loading and unloading a weapon using the above weapon safety apparatuses is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Marksman Shepherd LLC
    Inventor: Michael L. Burns, III
  • Publication number: 20130312306
    Abstract: A trigger lock for a gun having a trigger and a trigger guard. The trigger lock has a first housing part and a second housing part and at least one of the parts includes a shackle which is insertable through the trigger guard so that the housing parts are on opposite sides of the trigger guard and so that the shackle prevents actuation of the trigger. A latch is mounted to one of the housing parts and movable between a locked and an unlocked position. In its locked position, the latch engages the shackle and secures the housing parts together. Conversely, in the unlocked position, the latch releases the shackle so that the housing parts may be separated from each other. A fingerprint scanner on one of the housing parts generates an output signal when swiped by a fingerprint. That signal is received by a processor programmed to identify one or more authorized users of the gun and, when the authorized user fingerprint swipe is identified, activates a mechanism to move the latch to the unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Torrey S. Ruffin
  • Patent number: 8544200
    Abstract: A weapon safety apparatus comprising a sleeve comprising a cavity portion open to receive a trigger portion of a weapon and free of any structures that impede movement of the trigger. The sleeve further comprises a body portion comprising at least one closed portion preventing access to a trigger of the weapon. The sleeve is shaped to provide access to all loading or unloading components of the weapon. The cavity portion of the sleeve may be further open to receive a handle of the weapon. A method for loading and unloading a weapon using the above weapon safety apparatuses is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Marksman Shepherd LLC
    Inventor: Michael L. Burns, III
  • Patent number: 8443637
    Abstract: There is provided a locking system having a lock bar and a lock cylinder, where the lock cylinder comprises an outer tube, an inner tube and securing means. The inner tube is placed inside the outer tube and has an opening for receiving a part of the lock bar, and the inner tube can rotate between a first and a second position relative to the outer tube corresponding to open and locked position of the locking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Flemming Hedemark, Peder Lentz, Palle Jul Larsen
  • Patent number: 8402799
    Abstract: A securing system and method including an article holder portion having at least two separable portions; a mount portion adapted for carrying at least one of the separable portions of the holder portion; and optionally at least one sensor for monitoring the article and providing an output signal indicative of article tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Hugh Victor
  • Publication number: 20130061502
    Abstract: A trigger lock is provided with a shield member having a U-shaped channel forming a first plate and a second plate spaced apart from the first flange, with a web connecting the first and second plates. The shield member has a peripheral contour that is complementarily shaped to closely match the transition contour of a firearm, in the region of the firearm frame transitioning between the thick frame and the thin trigger guard. The shield member is fitted over the trigger guard, with the trigger guard situated within the U-shaped channel. A plug is inserted through an aperture in the first plate, through the trigger guard, and through a second aperture in the second plate. The plug is secured within the shield member by a lock attached to the end of the plug protruding from the second aperture, thus preventing access to the trigger and preventing removal or substantial movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman
  • Patent number: 8347539
    Abstract: A weapon safety apparatus comprising a sleeve comprising a cavity portion open to receive a trigger portion of a weapon and free of any structures that impede movement of the trigger. The sleeve further comprises a body portion comprising at least one closed portion preventing access to a trigger of the weapon. The sleeve is shaped to provide access to all loading or unloading components of the weapon. The cavity portion of the sleeve may be further open to receive a handle of the weapon. A method for loading and unloading a weapon using the above weapon safety apparatuses is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Marksman Shepherd LLC
    Inventor: Michael Leo Burns, III
  • Patent number: 8266835
    Abstract: A firearm security device including a surface mountable frame to which a first plate and a second movable plate are attached. A grip pad is attached to each of the opposing inner sides of the fixed and movable plates. A trigger guard stud is attached to and projects from the inner face of the fixed plate. The movable second plate is movable with respect to the first plate from an open position wherein a firearm is positioned with the trigger guard stud projecting through the trigger guard of the firearm, to a closed position where the movable plate is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed plate and at least a portion of the receiver of the firearm is held in a compressive grip between the grip pads. A lock selectively restricts movement of the second movable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin B. Pintar, Robert W. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 8186088
    Abstract: A securing system that includes a first wall portion adapted to be attached to a surface; and a second wall portion separable from the first wall portion and adapted to be removable engaged with the first wall portion; the second wall portion including an opening for receiving a projecting member from a male portion of a locking mechanism, wherein the second wall portion is disposed between the male portion and the female portion of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Hugh Victor, Steven Lawrence Carolin
  • Patent number: 8186087
    Abstract: A trigger blocking device comprised of a frame removably affixed around a trigger guard of a rifle. The trigger blocking device holds a blocking shaft behind the trigger, the shaft being capable of sliding longitudinally or axially into two separate positions, one position where the shaft blocks the operation of the trigger and the other position where a recessed area in the shaft forms a trigger channel, when moved into position, allows the operation of the trigger. The blocking shaft extends across the frame and is positioned behind the trigger. When the blocking shaft is behind the trigger in a first position with the trigger channel not aligned with the trigger, the blocking shaft prevents rearward movement of the trigger, preventing the firearm from firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Brenshok LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Ogershok
  • Publication number: 20110047849
    Abstract: A trigger shrouding apparatus for a firearm comprises a firearm component and a trigger shrouding structure attached to the firearm component. The firearm component is configured for being detachably attached to one of a grip mounting portion of a receiver body of a firearm and a magazine well mounting portion of the receiver body. The trigger shrouding structure includes a trigger shrouding side wall that extends longitudinally away from the firearm component. The trigger shrouding side wall is outwardly protruding with respect to a longitudinal reference axis extending through the firearm operating structure such that a finger receiving space is defined by an inwardly facing side of the trigger shrouding side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Martin W. Brenner
  • Publication number: 20100154271
    Abstract: A securing system that includes a first wall portion adapted to be attached to a surface; and a second wall portion separable from the first wall portion and adapted to be removable engaged with the first wall portion; the second wall portion including an opening for receiving a projecting member from a male portion of a locking mechanism, wherein the second wall portion is disposed between the male portion and the female portion of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Hugh Victor, Steven Lawrence Carolin
  • Patent number: 7730750
    Abstract: A securing system and method including an article holder portion having at least two separable portions; a mount portion adapted for carrying at least one of the separable portions of the holder portion; and optionally at least one sensor for monitoring the article and providing an output signal indicative of article tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Hugh Victor
  • Publication number: 20100107465
    Abstract: A firearm security device including a surface mountable frame to which a first plate and a second movable plate are attached. A grip pad is attached to each of the opposing inner sides of the fixed and movable plates. A trigger guard stud is attached to and projects from the inner face of the fixed plate. The movable second plate is movable with respect to the first plate from an open position wherein a firearm is positioned with the trigger guard stud projecting through the trigger guard of the firearm, to a closed position where the movable plate is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed plate and at least a portion of the receiver of the firearm is held in a compressive grip between the grip pads. A lock selectively restricts movement of the second movable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin B. Pintar, Robert W. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 7658028
    Abstract: A firearm security device including a frame to which a fixed plate and a movable plate are attached. A grip pad is attached to each of the opposing inner sides of the fixed and movable plates. A trigger guard stud is attached to and projects from the inner face of the fixed plate. The trigger guard stud inserts through the trigger guard of the firearm. Means are provided for shifting the movable plate from an open position wherein the firearm is positioned with the trigger guard stud projecting through the trigger guard, to a closed position where the movable plate is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed plate and at least a portion of the receiver of the firearm is held in a compressive grip between the grip pads. A lock selectively restricts operation of the shifting means and the movable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin B. Pintar, Robert W. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 7584566
    Abstract: A securing system that includes a first wall portion adapted to be attached to a surface; and a second wall portion separable from the first wall portion and adapted to be removable engaged with the first wall portion; the second wall portion including an opening for receiving a projecting member from a male portion of a locking mechanism, wherein the second wall portion is disposed between the male portion and the female portion of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventors: Hugh Victor, Steven Lawrence Carolin
  • Publication number: 20080245117
    Abstract: A securing system and method including an article holder portion having at least two separable portions; a mount portion adapted for carrying at least one of the separable portions of the holder portion; and optionally at least one sensor for monitoring the article and providing an output signal indicative of article tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Hugh Victor
  • Patent number: 7430826
    Abstract: A safety device for a revolver including an assembly adapted to be affixed to the revolver on opposite sides of the trigger guard, and a cylinder block connected to the assembly having a rigid leg for extending into a chamber to secure the revolver. The cylinder block includes a base having an aperture and a bent portion disposed between the aperture and the base. One or more pins extend from at least one of the side members for extending through the aperture for attaching the cylinder block to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Child Guard LLC
    Inventor: J. Terry Riebling
  • Patent number: 7421814
    Abstract: A safety mechanism for handgun useful for preventing shooting by toddlers, having a lock ring assembly, having means to match the trigger finger of adults only, and a box assembly, having means to enable the shooting exclusively performed by said adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Zalman Peles
  • Publication number: 20080178509
    Abstract: A firearm security device including a frame to which a fixed plate and a movable plate are attached. A grip pad is attached to each of the opposing inner sides of the fixed and movable plates. A trigger guard stud is attached to and projects from the inner face of the fixed plate. The trigger guard stud inserts through the trigger guard of the firearm. Means are provided for shifting the movable plate from an open position wherein the firearm is positioned with the trigger guard stud projecting through the trigger guard, to a closed position where the movable plate is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed plate and at least a portion of the receiver of the firearm is held in a compressive grip between the grip pads. A lock selectively restricts operation of the shifting means and the movable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin B. Pintar, Robert W. Corrigan
  • Publication number: 20080134556
    Abstract: A biometrically keyed thumbprint lock apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment the lock apparatus serves as a safety device on a gun or rifle, the lock apparatus disabling the gun and preventing its use. Another embodiment providing a thumbprint lock having a ‘J’ shaped lock bar, replacing conventional key and combination locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Amber Lee Remelin
  • Patent number: 7377067
    Abstract: For a trigger safety device 100 for firearms comprising a trigger 110 which is adapted for rotary reciprocation about a fulcrum 111 and whose free end is protected by a trigger guard 120, accidental firing is prevented in that a safety slide 130 is mounted on the trigger guard 120 for reciprocal displacement between a first end position 122 and a second end position 123 such that said trigger 110 is freely pivotal in a first end position 122 of the safety slide 130 and is blocked in a second end position 123 of the safety slide 130 respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Carl Walther GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Werner
  • Patent number: 7367150
    Abstract: A firearm trigger locking device with two sides and fixed hardened steel pins. The device is designed to be universal for a particular family of guns—e.g., all rifles, all shotguns, or all handguns (or all revolvers or automatic pistols)—of a given firearm manufacturer. The device further features a pin behind the trigger to prevent firing, hardened steel plates in each side sufficient in size to cover the trigger guard and prevent transverse application of a saw to the trigger guard, and a ring of hardened steel pins around the periphery of the trigger guard to prevent application of a saw between the plates. The method for producing this trigger locking device uses lateral and axial profiles of the family of firearms to develop features and feature locations that will allow it to be used with any member of the family of firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Regal Industrial Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Farchione, Patrick Farchione, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7360332
    Abstract: A proximity alarm for a firearm having a trigger and a trigger guard is disclosed. The proximity alarm is for detecting when an object, such as a user's finger, enters the space between the trigger and the trigger guard, whereupon the proximity alarm alerts the user and any surround individuals that the object is in a position to depress the trigger to fire the firearm. An embodiment for mounting the proximity alarm onto an existing firearm is disclosed, as well as another embodiment wherein the proximity alarm is incorporated into the firearm itself to form a total firearm safety system. In the first embodiment, the proximity alarm includes an enclosure mounted proximate to the trigger guard of the firearm. The enclosure includes a firearm mounting means and at least one proximity sensor cooperating in such a way that an included proximity sensor is positioned to detect the object entering between the trigger and the trigger guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Joshua I. Rozovsky
  • Publication number: 20080060246
    Abstract: A proximity alarm for a firearm having a trigger and a trigger guard is disclosed. The proximity alarm is for detecting when an object, such as a user's finger, enters the space between the trigger and the trigger guard, whereupon the proximity alarm alerts the user and any surround individuals that the object is in a position to depress the trigger to fire the firearm. An embodiment for mounting the proximity alarm onto an existing firearm is disclosed, as well as another embodiment wherein the proximity alarm is incorporated into the firearm itself to form a total firearm safety system. In the first embodiment, the proximity alarm includes an enclosure mounted proximate to the trigger guard of the firearm. The enclosure includes a firearm mounting means and at least one proximity sensor cooperating in such a way that an included proximity sensor is positioned to detect the object entering between the trigger and the trigger guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Joshua I. Rozovsky
  • Publication number: 20080034635
    Abstract: A securing system that includes a first wall portion adapted to be attached to a surface; and a second wall portion separable from the first wall portion and adapted to be removable engaged with the first wall portion; the second wall portion including an opening for receiving a projecting member from a male portion of a locking mechanism, wherein the second wall portion is disposed between the male portion and the female portion of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Hugh Victor, Steven Lawrence Carolin
  • Patent number: 7281397
    Abstract: A securing system and method including an article holder portion having at least two separable portions; a mount portion adapted for carrying at least one of the separable portions of the holder portion; and optionally at least one sensor for monitoring the article and providing an output signal indicative of article tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Hugh Victor
  • Patent number: 7216449
    Abstract: A firearm safety device for a firearm having a trigger and trigger guard. The firearm safety device includes first and second assemblies adapted to be secured to the firearm on opposite sides of the trigger guard to prevent access to and actuation of the trigger. The firearm safety device includes a lip disposed on at least one of the first and second assemblies for overlapping the other assembly when the safety device is secured to the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Child Guard LLC
    Inventors: J. Terry Riebling, William T. Hughes, David Koltas, Bernie Schaub