Firearm Lock Patents (Class 42/70.11)
  • Patent number: 11405754
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing a weapon manager are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of determining, by the server, that the weapon is in a particular location. The actions further include determining, by the server, a projected travel path of the weapon. The actions further include, based on determining that the weapon is in a particular location and the projected travel path of the weapon, generating, by the server, an instruction to disable the weapon. The actions further include providing, for output to the weapon, the instruction to disable the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11353285
    Abstract: A ballistic deflection device including a backing plate configured to be attached to a holster, a ballistic deflection section coupled to a bottom portion of the backing plate, wherein the ballistic deflection section includes a first side wall, a second side wall projecting, and rear wall, wherein the rear wall is defines a non-zero angle with respect to the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Iskhakov, Yuriy Yuabov
  • Patent number: 11326847
    Abstract: A firearm, the firearm comprising: a grip; a transparent window located on the rear of the grip; at least one electromagnetic sensor located within the grip, and configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from outside of the grip through the transparent window; a computing device located in the grip and in communication with the LED and the electromagnetic sensor; where the electromagnetic sensor is configured to detect incoming electromagnetic radiation traveling through the transparent window from outside of the grip; and the computing device is configured to allow the firearm to fire if the computing device determines that the incoming electromagnetic radiation corresponds to an authorized user for the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Connecticut Analytical Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Bango, Michael Dziekan
  • Patent number: 11320225
    Abstract: A firearm inhibiting device and method of using the same is disclosed which will only mount onto the firearm if the firing chamber is empty of ammunition (a live cartridge). Further inhibiting, for handguns the device prevents operation of the gun's action mechanism. Further inhibiting, for long-guns the device prevents a live cartridge from entering the firing chamber. The empty chamber indication is unique in that it will indicate an empty firing chamber while the action is prevented from operation and in the battery position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TEKOA ASSOCIATES INC.
    Inventor: David E. Fly
  • Patent number: 11262148
    Abstract: A lock has improved protection against lock picking. The lock comprises plural tumblers, each generally cylindrical in form with outer and inner circumferential edges, all the tumbles arranged on a common axis. The outer circumferential edge of each tumbler having a single true gate, including a void extending a predetermined distance toward the axis and plural false gates, each having a void of lesser extent. Ridges separates the true gate from adjacent false gates, and separate adjacent false gated from each other. The lock also includes a sheath contacting the inner circumferential edges of the tumblers. The sheath includes ridges located to maintain the tumblers in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SFUS INC.
    Inventors: Jake Lessie, Jonah Zaleznick, Kyle Downey, Steven Zaleznick
  • Patent number: 11060813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a firearm. Components embedded in a portion of the firearm enable the firearm to determine if a user of the firearm is authorized to do so, and either enable or disable a firing mechanism of the firearm accordingly. The firearm may also send communication signals regarding the status of the firearm or events detected by the firearm to a remote device controlled by an authorized user. The system may thereby notify the authorized user of attempted unauthorized use of the firearm, that the firearm has been left behind by the authorized user, or that the firearm is being tampered with. The system may also include multi-tag or a voice-override features that prevent the firearm from being used against the authorized user should the authorized user lose control of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Safearms LLC
    Inventors: Terrell C. Black, Kevin S. Weaver, Ronald J. Miller, Sr., Arijit Sengupta, James A. Good
  • Patent number: 11060812
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a firearm. Components embedded in a portion of the firearm enable the firearm to determine if a user of the firearm is authorized to do so, and either enable or disable a firing mechanism of the firearm accordingly. The firearm may also send communication signals regarding the status of the firearm or events detected by the firearm to a remote device controlled by an authorized user. The system may thereby notify the authorized user of attempted unauthorized use of the firearm, that the firearm has been left behind by the authorized user, or that the firearm is being tampered with. The system may also include multi-tag or a voice-override features that prevent the firearm from being used against the authorized user should the authorized user lose control of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Safearms LLC
    Inventors: Terrell C. Black, Kevin S. Weaver, Ronald J. Miller, Sr., Arijit Sengupta, James A. Good
  • Patent number: 11041685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a firearm. Components embedded in a portion of the firearm enable the firearm to determine if a user of the firearm is authorized to do so, and either enable or disable a firing mechanism of the firearm accordingly. The firearm may also send communication signals regarding the status of the firearm or events detected by the firearm to a remote device controlled by an authorized user. The system may thereby notify the authorized user of attempted unauthorized use of the firearm, that the firearm has been left behind by the authorized user, or that the firearm is being tampered with. The system may also include multi-tag or a voice-override features that prevent the firearm from being used against the authorized user should the authorized user lose control of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Safearms LLC
    Inventors: Terrell C. Black, Kevin S. Weaver, Ronald J. Miller, Sr., Arijit Sengupta, James A. Good
  • Patent number: 11029112
    Abstract: A handgun safety device comprising a safety element with a firing interrupting element configured for snug projection between a face of a duty cartridge and a fore end of a functional firing element, said safety element being articulated at a first end of a cord having a full length, with a second end configured for attaching to an article worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Amir Weiss
  • Patent number: 11022392
    Abstract: A safety lock for a firearm comprises a casing, a releasable locking member at a second end, and a flexible member between the first end and the second end. When the lock is installed on the firearm, the lock extends along the barrel from the chamber to the muzzle end. When in the locked position, the casing is positioned in the chamber and the flexible member extends along the barrel, an ammunition round from being loaded. The safety lock allows a user to dry fire the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Wilhelm Wallgren
  • Patent number: 10982919
    Abstract: A modular safety device configured for retrofitting a firearm, the firearm having a barrel including a muzzle and a chamber at a distal end of the barrel, the modular safety device comprising a blocking rod configured to fit inside the barrel including inside the chamber and to block entry of a cartridge into the chamber, the blocking rod having a lock configured to lockingly affix a locking portion of the lock to the barrel; and a biometric identification system integral to a proximal end of the blocking rod adjacent the muzzle and having a user interface surface accessible for a user to input biometric data of the user, wherein the safety device is configured to be within the firearm such that addition of the safety device to the firearm either does not alter an external shape of the firearm or merely juts slightly out of the muzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Roy Dagan
  • Patent number: 10941996
    Abstract: A firearm obstructer (100) for obstructing a passage (200) between a chamber and a muzzle of a firearm. The firearm obstructer (100) has an arm (101) and a tapered region (105). The arm (101) moves relative to the tapered region (105) to transition the firearm obstructer (100) between locking and unlocking configurations. In the locking configuration, the firearm obstructer (100) engages with the passage (200) to hold the firearm obstructer 100 in place in the passage (200). The firearm obstructer (100) so positioned provides an obstruction in the passage (200). In the unlocking configuration, the firearm obstructer (100) is removable from the passage (200). A method of operating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Roy Thomas, John David Tradewell
  • Patent number: 10914542
    Abstract: A magazine is provided for a firearm. The magazine comprises a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has a user interface adapted to enable a user to select between a locked condition and an unlocked condition. The locking mechanism has a rotor movable between a first rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition and a second rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition. The magazine comprises an elongated shaft connected to the rotor. The magazine comprises a block element connected to the elongated shaft. The block element is adapted to move between a first position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition in which at least one of firearm operation and magazine extraction are prevented, and a second position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition in which firearm operation and magazine extraction are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Go Safe Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Biran, Matthew Dulude
  • Patent number: 10914543
    Abstract: A magazine is provided for a firearm. The magazine comprises a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has a user interface adapted to enable a user to select between a locked condition and an unlocked condition. The locking mechanism has a rotor movable between a first rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition and a second rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition. The magazine comprises an elongated shaft connected to the rotor. The magazine comprises a block element connected to the elongated shaft. The block element is adapted to move between a first position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition in which at least one of firearm operation and magazine extraction are prevented, and a second position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition in which firearm operation and magazine extraction are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Go Safe Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Dulude, Michael D. Bush
  • Patent number: 10880113
    Abstract: Methods and systems for pre-configuring a payment vehicle are described. In some embodiments, transaction criteria pertaining to a payment vehicle is proactively received in advance of an anticipated transaction. A transaction authorization request may be received from a point of sale device and may be generated by the point of sale device in response to an attempted use of the payment vehicle. Information about the transaction in the transaction request may be compared with the transaction criteria to determine whether to authorize the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: James Christopher Watson, Gina R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10859334
    Abstract: Systems for universally locking a trigger of a firearm are provided that require authentication to transition the firearm to an unlocked state. In general, examples of the systems for universally locking a trigger of a firearm described herein are located in an interchangeable grip portion of the firearm or mounted to an accessory rail of the firearm. Embodiments of the system generally include trigger interference or blocking members to prevent actuation of the trigger until the authentication system has authorized the user to fire the firearm. Once the system is authenticated, embodiments of the system remain in an unlocked state while the user is grasping the firearm. When the user removes their hand from the firearm, embodiments of the trigger locking system automatically returns to a locked state, reducing or eliminating unauthorized use of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AUTHGRIP INC.
    Inventors: Justin Gant, Nicholas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10810846
    Abstract: A firearm security system for securing a firearm and alerting an owner of the firearm when an unauthorized user accesses the firearm is disclosed. The firearm security system comprises a rack. The rack comprises a door operated using an authentication mechanism. The rack comprises a magnetic section. The rack comprises a first processor. The firearm is provided with a magnetic strip. The magnetic strip of the firearm is mounted to the magnetic section at the rack. The first processor transmits an alert to an electronic device of the owner when the firearm is removed from the magnetic section without the authentication mechanism, indicating that an unauthorized user removed the firearm from the rack. Thus allowing the rightful owner to be able to locate and retrieve their firearm from the unauthorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10790925
    Abstract: A portable countermeasure device is provided comprising one or more directional antennae, one or more disruption components and at least one activator. The portable countermeasure device further comprises a body having a dual-grip configuration, with the directional antennae are affixed to a front portion of the body. The one or more disruption components may be internally mounted within the device body. The dual-grip configuration allows an operator to use his body to steady and support the device while maintaining the antenna on target. The second grip is positioned adjacent the first grip, with the first grip angled toward the rear of the device and the second grip angled toward the front of the device. The portable countermeasure device is aimed at a specific drone, the activator is engaged, and disruptive signals are directed toward the drone, disrupting the control, navigation, and other signals to and from the drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dedrone Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Morrow, Daniel E. Stamm, Raphael J. Welsh, Daniel G. Loesch
  • Patent number: 10746490
    Abstract: A gun lock of a firearm, the gun lock comprising: a plurality of sensors configured to collect profile information of a user of the firearm; a computing system coupled to the plurality of sensors, the computing system configured to determine whether the user of the firearm is authorized to operate the firearm based on the profile information of the user of the firearm and pre-stored authorized profile database; an actuator coupled to the computing system; a first connecting structure mechanically coupled to the actuator; a second connecting structure mechanically coupled to the first connecting structure; and a third connecting structuring mechanically coupled to the second connecting structure, wherein the computing system is configured to generate a control instruction following determining whether the user of the firearm is authorized to operate the firearm, and the computing system is further configured to transmit the control instruction to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Yicheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10712110
    Abstract: One aspect includes a smart-gun configured to communicate with user device via a communication network. The smart-gun can be configured from an unlocked configuration where the smart-gun is operable to fire, to a locked configuration where the smart-gun is inoperable to fire, the configuring to the locked configuration in response to a locking signal; and configured from the locked configuration where the smart-gun is inoperable to fire, to the unlocked configuration where the smart-gun is operable to fire, the configuring to the unlocked configuration in response to an unlocking signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: John Hafen
  • Patent number: 10578390
    Abstract: A weapon security apparatus may include a base assembly. The apparatus may further include a first grip plate. The apparatus may also include a second grip plate, the second grip plate moveable between an open position and a closed position relative to the first grip plate, the first grip plate and the second grip plate configured to receive a weapon therebetween and to secure the weapon with a top side of the weapon facing the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Pintar
  • Patent number: 10571209
    Abstract: A modular safety device configured for retrofitting a firearm, the firearm having a barrel including a muzzle and a chamber at a distal end of the barrel, the modular safety device comprising a blocking rod configured to fit inside the barrel including inside the chamber and to block entry of a cartridge into the chamber, the blocking rod having a lock configured to lockingly affix a locking portion of the lock to the barrel; and a biometric identification system integral to a proximal end of the blocking rod adjacent the muzzle and having a user interface surface accessible for a user to input biometric data of the user, wherein the safety device is configured to be within the firearm such that addition of the safety device to the firearm either does not alter an external shape of the firearm or merely juts slightly out of the muzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Roy Dagan
  • Patent number: 10563947
    Abstract: A training magazine and safety system for a magazine-fed firearm are provided. The training magazine includes a safety block at a top of the magazine, configured to block the breach of the firearm and thus keep the bolt of the firearm locked to the rear such that the firearm is incapable of firing. The safety block can include a notch in a front portion thereof, which is configured to accommodate a chamber flag while the chamber flag is in the chamber of a firearm. As such, the chamber flag and training magazine can be used together as a safety system. Methods of training are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Sawicki
  • Patent number: 10458142
    Abstract: An anti-loosening endcap for utility crossarm comprising an endcap body inserted into the crossarm, where a channel perpendicular to an inner wall of the crossarm is disposed inside the endcap body, one end of the channel is open, the pointed head pin is slidably disposed in the channel, the pointed head of the pointed head pin faces the inner wall of the crossarm, the endcap is further provided with an axial through passage, the passage and the channel intersect at the tail portion of the pointed head pin, and the corresponding pin is provided for the passage. The pin is driven into the passage, and the pin presses the tail portion of the pointed head pin, so that the pointed head of the pointed head pin pierces the inner wall of the crossarm, thereby providing a locking effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wedax Corporation
    Inventor: Xueming Xu
  • Patent number: 10359249
    Abstract: A firearm includes a firing mechanism and a sensor. The sensor is configured for wireless communication over a short range RF network with a hub worn or carried by a user of the firearm. The hub includes a subscriber identity module configured to communicate with a server over a signaling channel of a wireless telecommunications network. The sensor is additionally configured to control an enable/disable mechanism in the firearm in accordance with instructions received from the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Yardarm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Stewart, James Schaff, Paul Hammond
  • Patent number: 10309740
    Abstract: Some aspects of the invention are related to a locking device for a firearm and a method of controlling such a locking device. The locking device may include a locking cartridge adapted to be inserted into a firing chamber of the firearm, the locking cartridge may include a cartridge-like housing and a locking mechanism located in the cartridge-like housing. In some embodiments, when the locking mechanism is in an unlocked state, the locking mechanism may be extractable from the firearm's firing chamber, by cocking the firearm and when the locking mechanism is in a locked state, cocking the firearm may fasten the locking mechanism in the firearm's firing chamber. The locking device may further include an actuator adapted to change the state of the locking mechanism between the locked state and the unlocked state and a controller, in active communication with the actuator, configured to operate the actuator according to a signal received from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZORE LIFE SHAPING SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Yalon Fishbein, Yonatan Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10260831
    Abstract: A magazine is provided for a firearm. The magazine comprises a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has a user interface adapted to enable a user to select between a locked condition and an unlocked condition. The locking mechanism has a rotor movable between a first rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition and a second rotational position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition. The magazine comprises an elongated shaft connected to the rotor. The magazine comprises a block element connected to the elongated shaft. The block element is adapted to move between a first position when the locking mechanism is in the locked condition in which at least one of firearm operation and magazine extraction are prevented, and a second position when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked condition in which firearm operation and magazine extraction are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Go Safe Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Biran, Matthew Dulude
  • Patent number: 10190838
    Abstract: A device for controlling access to a firearm having a barrel with various physical features proximal thereto, including a muzzle device. The device includes a lock housing with a cavity to receive the barrel. The device also includes a lock mechanism shaft coupled to a lock mechanism that is configured for rotational movement upon actuation of the lock mechanism. The lock mechanism shaft is coupled to a cam that moves axially upon rotation of the lock mechanism shaft. A bidirectional rotatable shaft is coupled to the cam and is insertable into the barrel of the firearm. Embodiments described include variants on the use of a plurality of tabs such as arm, tab, and/or housing configurations to receive and grasp the muzzle device, firearm fixed front sights, bead front sights and/or accessories such as, for example, Picatinny rails, vertical or near vertical serrations, cuts and/or grooves located on the distal lateral and ventral regions of the frame and/or slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: John M. Pittman
  • Patent number: 10184738
    Abstract: Handguns, pistols, devices, and methods with improved slides that are both less expensive and less complex than prior art hollow slides used in handguns. The pistol can be formed from two half sections that can be attached together with fasteners, such as screws. The half sections can include upper barrel half covers preformed with generally vertical grip halve parts. A novel L shaped slide assembly can be located between the attached upper barrel half covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George Kellgren
  • Patent number: 10139184
    Abstract: A firearm security apparatus may include a base assembly and a locking assembly having a first plate and a second plate. The second plate may be moveable between an open position and a closed position relative to the first plate. The first plate and the second plate may be configured to receive a weapon therebetween, where the first plate, the second plate, or both have a window defined therein to form a C-shape having a first member that engages the weapon above a grip and having a second member that engages the weapon below the grip when the second plate is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Pintar
  • Patent number: 10066905
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) launches wire-tethered electrodes from multiple cartridges to provide a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target. The CEW includes a handle and one or more deployment units. A handle and each deployment unit include a processing circuit and memory. A handle may provide operation and usage records to a deployment unit for storage. The information stored on a deployment unit may be unalterable once written. A handle may log a record of usage, deployment units, and other deployment information. The log file may be available to an electronic device through a secure wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventors: Siddharth Heroor, Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 9986142
    Abstract: A integrated rechargeable evidence collecting and recording device built into a firearm that automatically collects and records evidence of the users point of view when a firearm is in use, and pointing at the intended target. The integrated rechargeable evidence collecting and recording device consists of a rechargeable battery, microphone, camera, and digitally encrypted memory for the preservation of said evidence in accordance with agency guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Maria Ann Sandoval, Christopher Alden Champlin
  • Patent number: 9939220
    Abstract: A firearm safety device having a barrel safety device embodiment for use with a firearm that has a chamber, ejection port and barrel. The barrel safety device having a stem adapted to enter the barrel of the firearm. The barrel safety device having a chamber plug adapted to enter and fit into the chamber of the firearm. The barrel safety device having a transition section between the stem and the chamber plug. Where the transition section is flexible under pressure to allow for installation of the chamber plug in the chamber through the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Jason Patrick Speller
  • Patent number: 9851180
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a firearm accessory that is meant to be attached to the rail system of a firearm such as a pistol. The locking mechanism features a locking screw that can either be a set screw or a jam socket screw that is advanced within a bore housed by the device until the screw contacts and raises a platform featuring a protrusion configured to engage with a rail system on a firearm frame. The device can also feature a spring located between the locking screw and the platform that can be used to keep tension on the platform. In addition, the device can feature a thumbscrew that is used to advance the locking screw within the device's bore. The locking device is attached to the firearm and screwed into place, but has to be removed through the use of a separate tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Ryan M. Ley
  • Patent number: 9841250
    Abstract: Firearm covers are disclosed. A firearm cover includes a body defining a partially enclosed region sized and shaped to receive a firearm receiver of a firearm. The body includes a first side wall having a first lip and a second side wall opposite the first side wall and having a second lip. The first lip and the second lip define a longitudinal opening to the partially enclosed region. The first side wall and the second side wall define a forward opening to the partially enclosed region and a rear opening to the partially enclosed region such that, when the firearm receiver is operatively received in the partially enclosed region, the firearm extends through the forward opening and the rear opening. The firearm cover further includes structure for restricting the firearm from being fired when the firearm receiver is operatively received in the partially enclosed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Iurie Mirza
  • Patent number: 9784516
    Abstract: A firearm handgrip with integrated safety lock system includes a handgrip having a plurality of connectors, a generally hollow interior space and an aperture, An elongated retractable plate is positioned within the aperture and is connected to a plate alignment unit located within the interior space of the handgrip. The plate transitions between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the plate physically engages the firearm's integrated safety mechanism to maintain the same in the “safe” position. The system further includes a biometric authentication system, an electromechanical latch and an internal controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Gun Guardian, LLC
    Inventors: William Lewis Murphy, II, Robert Vail Harvey
  • Patent number: 9644912
    Abstract: A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed adjacent the trigger of a gun to alternatively prevent or enable 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 data memory. One or more separate electronic gun keys are provided to transmit gun lock/unlock data to the data receiver of the gun lock device. The logic device responds to a gun control signal transmitted by one of the gun key devices with priority over a gun control signal transmitted by another gun key device. The logic device automatically locks the gun when it is located in a proscribed area, such as within a school zone or outside a prescribed protected area. The logic device also locks the gun when the gun user is intoxicated or acting in an irrational manner. Once locked, the user must set a timer which allows the gun to be unlocked only after a specified “wait” time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9591255
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an attachment for a firearm that communicates with remote device or person such as emergency services. One embodiment of the present invention is selectively interconnected to a picatinny rail, weaver rail, or other mounting means, and the embodiment includes a button that allows a user to initiate communication with emergency services without removing his or her hands from the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Solid Proof Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul Sakiewicz, William Dean Beye, II, Albert Tuertscher
  • Patent number: 9588165
    Abstract: A method of testing an electric discharge stun device includes the steps of identifying a stun device to be tested and absorbing a discharge from the stun device into a tester. The discharge is characterized by a discharge characteristic that is then compared automatically to information such as (a) a previous corresponding characteristic associated with a previous discharge of the stun device or (b) a corresponding characteristic associated with a prior discharge of at least one other stun device. The characteristic can be a waveform, a peak voltage, duration, current, joule, and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AEGIS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Burns, Bruno D.V. Marino, Kenneth J. Stethem
  • Patent number: 9534867
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing a firearm, particularly a long gun, in a secure manner but in which the firearm is readily available to an authorized person. The apparatus may be mounted on a vertical wall. A door assembly is pivotally connected to a main housing and can be locked in a closed position to secure the interior of the housing against unauthorized entry. Adjustable access inhibitor components allow the apparatus to be customized for use with a user-selected model of firearm without compromising security. Movable components within the housing interior hold the selected firearm in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Mark M. Dunn, Gregory K. Gowen, David M. Stafford
  • Patent number: 9528786
    Abstract: A weapon including a first portion of a disarming protection circuit integrated into a removable magazine clip. The first portion of the disarming protection circuit is integrated into the magazine clip and includes, a high voltage source, a receiver for receiving a signal from a transmitter and an output. A second portion of the disarming protection circuit includes a conductor assembly including an electrode that extends adjacent to an inside wall of a magazine compartment. The first end of the electrode is electrically connected to a conductor connection adjacent to the output of the first portion of the circuit. A second end of the electrode is disposed through the handle and is exposed from outside the handle. An actuator generates the signal that connects the high voltage source in the circuit to the electrode in response to the output from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Donald Eugene Chance, Dennis Harold Pitts, Wayne Kenneth Osborne
  • Patent number: 9523553
    Abstract: An improved device for enabling a user to quickly and securely attach and detach an accessory (e.g., a scope, light, bayonet, etc.) to the Picatinny or tactical rail of a firearm. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a locking pin, in mechanical conjunction with a spring and a locking disk, cause a key to engage with a select channel of a Picatinny rail while a forward and rear fence of the present invention engage the rail flanges of said Picatinny rail. The device is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and safe and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. Sharron, Andrew Visinski
  • Patent number: 9523561
    Abstract: A device located in a firearm which allows the destruction of the firearm or the incapacitation of the user, in order to avoid the use of such firearm by illegal organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Anibal Di Mauro Lorenzi
  • Patent number: 9482482
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting and locking on a wall a firearm such as a rifle or shotgun comprising a housing assembly for supporting a firearm, a trigger and receiver guard assembly for preventing access to the trigger and receiver of the firearm, and a means for pinning the trigger and receiver guard assembly and firearm within the housing assembly while in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: William T. Sanders
  • Patent number: 9448024
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a firearm safety device that has a chamber block for being received in a chamber of a firearm. An internal area is defined in the chamber block and can receive a bullet so that the bullet biases the outer walls outward. A visual indicator is attached to a distal end of the chamber block and is received in the bore of the barrel and extending outward past the muzzle providing a visual indication that the firearm is in a safe condition. In one embodiment, the chamber block can be inserted into the muzzle and the visual indicator extends through the barrel and chamber and out of the ejection port of magazine well. The visual indicator can be modifiable in length to accommodate various lengths of barrels and can be flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: William E. Masters
  • Patent number: 9377259
    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: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Karl F. Milde, Jr., Jeffrey A. Matos
  • Patent number: 9360937
    Abstract: Handheld weapons using tactile feedback to deliver silent status information are described. One embodiment comprises a handheld weapon comprising: a housing comprising a user contactable region, a tactile element coupled to the user contactable region, and an actuator coupled to the tactile element and capable of outputting a haptic sensation localized to the tactile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9347724
    Abstract: A training/safety plug for use in firearms is provided. In one implementation, the plug comprises a chamber end and a shaft extending away from the chamber end. The chamber end is adapted to fit within a chamber of a designated firearm, the chamber end has a cross-sectional dimension sufficient to prevent the chamber end from extending into a barrel of the designated firearm and further comprises a strike surface for receiving an impact of a firing pin of the designated firearm and a proximal end dimension such that the chamber end is not engaged by an ejector mechanism of the firearm. The shaft comprises a barrel end coupled to and extending distally from the generally cylindrical chamber end; the barrel end of the generally cylindrical shaft further adapted to extend from the chamber end into the barrel of the designated firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Scott Stone
  • Patent number: 9261315
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing the firing of a gun comprises a component on the gun for preventing the gun from being fired, for example, preventing the trigger from being pulled when the gun is in an area that has a wireless power sending source configured to send power to the component for firing prevention. There is no need for a battery on the gun or the transfer of any information between the component and the wireless power sending source, the power being emitted from the source and received by the component controls the firing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Terry Ladell Travis
  • Patent number: 9250030
    Abstract: A firearm safety system as well as a method associated with the firearm safety system capable of preventing a firearm from firing is described. By incorporating a control module into firearms, the presence by the firearm may be detected by a detecting device receiving signals sent by the control module. The detecting device may in turn transmit signals to an established signaling network, such as a mobile telephone network, which may then telecommunicate with the control module to disable the firearm and prevent it from being fired. Such a system and method may be most effective in gun-free zones, especially places such as schools and courthouses. Thus, both the system and the method may be used to reduce firearm violence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: David Henry