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(12) United States Patent
Cuprin et al.
(io) Patent No.: (45) Date of Patent:
US 7,222,450 B2 May 29, 2007
(54) FIREARM SECURITY BLOCK AND FIREARM FITTED THEREWITH
(75) Inventors: Eugene Cuprin, Ashkelon (IL); Igor Donskoy, Ashkelon (IL)
(73) Assignee: N-Trance Security Ltd., Ashkelon (IL)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 170 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/965,957
(22) Filed: Oct. 18, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0080881 Al Apr. 20, 2006
(51) Int. CI.
F41A 17/06 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 42/70.11
(58) Field of Classification Search 42/70.01,
See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
6.357.156 Bl * 3/2002 Klebes et al 42/70.11
6.357.157 Bl* 3/2002 Constant et al 42/84
6,412,207 Bl * 7/2002 Crye et al 42/70.06
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Stephen M. Johnson
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer,
The invention relates to locking devices preventing the unauthorized use of firearms. The invention provides a block, shaped partly as a normal magazine or a magazine or other shaped member which can be inserted into a firearm to block the magazine housing thereof or the barrel and which can be removed therefrom only by transmitting relevant biometric data to said block, said data corresponding with biometric data digitally stored in the block memory.
7 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets