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FIREARM LOCKING MECHANISM BASED ON NEAR FIELD ELECTROSTATIC COUPLING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014703D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

FIREARM LOCKING MECHANISM BASED ON NEAR FIELD ELECTROSTATIC COUPLING Disclosed is a method of safeguarding and protecting a weapon from being accidentally fired or misused by an unauthorized person. This solution describes using a PAN receiver located in the firearm, mounted similarly to that described in patent 5461812. The authorized user of the firearm wears the PAN device. When the authorized user wearing a PAN grips the firearm, the weapon through near field electrostatic coupling to the PAN authenticates the user. Only when the user is authenticated will the firearm be enabled to discharge. A typical embodiment of this concept would be to have receiver for the PAN located in the firearm, mounted similarly to that described in patent 5461812. The authorized user of the firearm wears the PAN device. When the authorized user wearing a PAN grips the firearm, the weapon, through near field electrostatic coupling to the PAN, authenticates the user. Only when the user is authenticated will the firearm be enabled to discharge.

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FIREARM LOCKING MECHANISM BASED ON NEAR FIELD ELECTROSTATIC

COUPLING

Disclosed is a method of safeguarding and protecting a weapon from being
accidentally fired or misused by an unauthorized person. This solution
describes using a PAN receiver located in the firearm, mounted similarly to
that described in patent 5461812. The authorized user of the firearm wears
the PAN device. When the authorized user wearing a PAN grips the firearm, the
weapon through near field electrostatic coupling to the PAN authenticates the
user. Only when the user is authenticated will the firearm be enabled to
discharge.

A typical embodiment of this concept would be to
have receiver for the PAN located in the firearm,
mounted similarly to that described in patent
5461812. The authorized user of the firearm wears
the PAN device. When the authorized user wearing a
PAN grips the firearm, the weapon, through near
field electrostatic coupling to the PAN,
authenticates the user. Only when the user is
authenticated will the firearm be enabled to
discharge.

Furthermore, if the PAN is improved to allow
two-way communication without a "room ground", when
the firearm is discharged, the firearm can transmit
a signal to the PAN so that the PAN can record the
time of that discharge. Such information can be
useful to forensic and police investigators.
Additionally, the PAN could have a receptor that
records other information (like gunshots).
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