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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

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.