Striking Weapon Patents (Class 463/47.2)
  • Patent number: 8956235
    Abstract: A police baton including an outer tube and an inner tube connected in a telescoping manner, and clutch locking and releasing mechanisms provided at first ends of the inner and outer tubes respectively. When the inner tube is moved outward of the outer tube until the first end of the inner tube presses against a second end of the outer tube, a clutch locking block of the clutch locking mechanism moves laterally outward due to an elastic force and is embedded into a retaining groove on the outer tube, thereby forming a long stick. When a releasing shaft of the releasing mechanism is inserted into a releasing groove on the clutch locking block, the clutch locking block is moved laterally inward and released from the retaining groove, thereby allowing the inner tube to move toward the outer tube for forming a short stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kantas Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Fu Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150005077
    Abstract: A passive control tool may include a ball, a handle having a first end and a second end, the first end affixed to the ball, a weapon trap coupled to the second end of the handle and having ribbing around its circumference, an arm trap adjacent to weapon trap and having a striking base, a hook having a first end and a second end, the first end of the hook coupled to the arm trap, the hook positioned opposite the weapon trap at a width such that the arm trap may be used to trap an appendage of a human subject, and a nerve point nub protruding from the hook that may press directly on the human subject to cause compliance. The passive control tool has an overall length from the ball to the striking base of approximately 16.5 inches and a width of approximately 7.5 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20140206458
    Abstract: A passive control tool may include a ball, a handle having a first end and a second end, the first end affixed to the ball, a weapon trap coupled to the second end of the handle and having ribbing around its circumference, an arm trap adjacent to weapon trap and having a striking base, a hook having a first end and a second end, the first end of the hook coupled to the arm trap, the hook positioned opposite the weapon trap at a width such that the arm trap may be used to trap an appendage of a human subject, and a nerve point nub protruding from the hook that may press directly on the human subject to cause compliance. The passive control tool has an overall length from the ball to the striking base of approximately 16.5 inches and a width of approximately 7.5 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Sidewinder Baton, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher L. Harris
  • Patent number: 8784218
    Abstract: A protective device to be worn around the wrist of the user may include a wristband to be positioned around the wrist of the user and a hand band to be positioned around the wrist of the user in a first state and to be positioned around the hand of the user and a second state. The wristband may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant. The hand band may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Armaband, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher L. Harris
  • Patent number: 8771085
    Abstract: A modular law enforcement baton having at least two useful functions disposed at a first end and a second end is described. The police baton comprises a unit comprising a handle and an elongated member connected to the handle. A first portion of the unit comprises a battery module and a battery for completing a first useful task. A second portion of the unit comprises a module for completing a second useful task. Useful tasks include but are not limited to providing light, providing pepper spray, optical scanning, measuring vehicular speed, measuring human blood alcohol levels, etc. The police baton may further comprises at least one of an accelerometer, a force gauge, and a strain gauge positioned within the unit and capable of measuring at least one of the acceleration, the force, and the strain to which a police baton is typically subject. The police baton may further comprise an automated processor, memory, persistent storage, a radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Arthur C. Clyde, Paul J. Lagassey
  • Patent number: 8696422
    Abstract: Devices and systems and methods that can include padded vest and head gear having sensors to be worn by opposing players, for a boxing game and training system and method wherein impacts on the sensors are automatically converted into points on a scoreboard. The sensors can be located on left and right sides of the headgear and on upper and lower portions of the front of the vest of the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Rafael Santiago
  • Publication number: 20140073439
    Abstract: A supple impact simulated trash can assembly includes a trash can body defining a receiving cavity, and a lid detachably attached on the trash can body, wherein the trash can body, and the lid are configured to be slightly deformable, so that when the supple impact simulated trash can assembly hits on a target, a possibility of injuring the target by the supple impact simulated trash can assembly is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kurt P. Lychwick
  • Publication number: 20140073438
    Abstract: A supple impact simulated folding chair includes a first leg assembly, a second leg assembly providing behind the first leg assembly, and a portrayed seat supported by the first leg assembly, wherein the first leg assembly, the second leg assembly and the portrayed seat are configured to be slightly deformable, so that when the supple impact simulated folding chair hits on a target, a possibility of injuring the target by the supple impact simulated folding chair is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kurt P. Lychwick
  • Publication number: 20130184084
    Abstract: A flogger system includes a flogger handle and any number of detachable flogger heads. The flogger handle has a free end and a head end. The head end includes a connector portion. The flogger head has a falls end and a handle end. The falls end of the flogger head includes at least one fall, which can be made using any number of industrial materials, including metal materials, plastic materials, leather, rubber, synthetic fibers and natural fibers. The handle end of the flogger head includes a complementary connector portion that is complementary to the connector portion of the head end of the flogger handle. The connector and complementary connector portions are detachably securely connectable, and allow any of the detachable flogger heads to be attached to the flogger handle. When the connector and complementary connector portions are connected together, they securely attach the flogger head to the flogger handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen J. Roe, Amanda J. Gilderson
  • Patent number: 8485879
    Abstract: A fight analysis system to objectively determine the quality and quantity of strikes in a fight. In one exemplary embodiment, one fighter wears a receiving module having a plurality of passive RFID tags at different locations that are read by a striking module (e.g., a knife) when the striking module lands on, or comes in proximity to, the receiving module, to provide the location of a strike. Force sensors in the striking module enable determination of the type and force of a landed strike. A graphical user interface module displays information gathered by the fight analysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Michael T. Lin, Mitchell Heinrich, Jonathan Thomas, John Pelochino, Akbar Dhanaliwala, Brian Krieger, Felix Dashevsky, Jason McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20130165239
    Abstract: A close combat device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a body having a gripping portion and a bridge portion, a stabilizer connecting the gripping portion and the bridge portion, one or more couplers extending from the body, and interchangeable tips that are selectively attachable to the couplers. In a further embodiment the apparatus comprises a transparent body having a gripping portion and a bridge portion, a stabilizer connecting the gripping portion and the bridge portion, and one or more striking portions extending from the body. In another embodiment the apparatus comprises an elastomeric body having a gripping portion and a bridge portion, a stabilizer connecting the gripping portion and the bridge portion, and one or more striking portions extending from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Hornet Systems Protection LLC
    Inventor: Hornet Systems Protection LLC
  • Publication number: 20130123024
    Abstract: A protective device to be worn around the wrist of the user may include a wristband to be positioned around the wrist of the user and a hand band to be positioned around the wrist of the user in a first state and to be positioned around the hand of the user and a second state. The wristband may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant. The hand band may include a nerve point tool to scratch an assailant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher L. Harris
  • Patent number: 8074870
    Abstract: An animal herding device has an elongate tubular body portion adapted to avoid kinking thereof, a hand gripping member at one end and a noise making member at the other end. The body portion may be internally reinforced with a rope or like means. The body portion may also be optionally fitted with padding for specified uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Robert A. Izyk
  • Publication number: 20110212786
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a saber or a sword. Also disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a bo-staff. Such soft combat toys comprise a core tube, a hand grip, and one or two striking portions. The toys can further comprise any one or a combination of the elements selected from the group consisting of a soft plug attached to the free end(s) of the striking portion(s), a cap to the core tube, a cap to the hand grip, and an encasement of at least a part of at least one striking portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: REVEL KING, INC.
    Inventors: James Alan Bogner, Luke Alexander Bogner
  • Publication number: 20110130207
    Abstract: A personal safety device is provided to be held in a user's hand and to apply a striking force at an impact tip. The device includes a body defining a longitudinal axis, an upper end, and a lower end. An upper saddle may be provided to position the user's thumb over the upper end of the body. An index finger saddle may extend around the body adjacent the upper saddle to receive the index finger of the user's hand. A palm swell may curve outwardly from the body to fit into the user's palm. The body may be provided with smoothly curved contours between the saddles and the swell, so that the device is comfortably gripped and the striking force is spread throughout the user's hand. An alarm, strobe, camera, light, wireless transmitter, GPS device, fluid collection port, dye marker, straps, sheaths, and other defense and security features may be provided with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Tom E. Hasenyager
  • Patent number: 7625289
    Abstract: A martial arts demonstration bong is formed of highly polished transparent plastic and provided with end mounted illumination means directed inwardly in line with the bong shaft. The bong is provided with rank indicating colored ring indicators at the ends of a handgrip section in an unstressed section and may be provided with a surface air current whistling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: John Fagliarone
  • Patent number: 7611413
    Abstract: A pinning system includes one or more pinning devices. A first elongated bar wherein one end of the first bar is for handling by an operator. The other end of the bar is for engagement of an individual. A head is located towards the end of the bar for engagement with the individual. In one pinning device, the head includes a hook, and the hook includes an elongated member for attachment to the first bar at a free end. The elongated member and free end are separated by a midsection such that the hook defines a substantially U-shaped member. In a second pinning device, an elongated bar includes a head located towards the end of the second bar for engagement with an individual. A mounting between the head and the end of the second bar permits the head to rotate relative to the bar. The head includes a relatively flat pad, and the pad is for engagement with the body of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: City of Los Angeles
    Inventors: George William Ryan, Michael Wayne Odle
  • Publication number: 20090247306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a saber or a sword. Also disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a bo-staff. Such soft combat toys comprise a core tube, a hand grip, and one or two striking portions. The toys can further comprise any one or a combination of the elements selected from the group consisting of a soft plug attached to the free end(s) of the striking portion(s), a cap to the core tube, a cap to the hand grip, and an encasement of at least a part of at least one striking portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: James Alan Bogner, Luke Alexander Bogner
  • Publication number: 20090203452
    Abstract: A personal defense device comprising an elongated shaft that is adapted for grasping thereof by a user's hand. One embodiment further comprises an opening on one end through which the forefinger in placed for stability, comfort, and security. Another embodiment comprises one or more protrusions at the opposite end of the opening that may be used for hooking or striking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Charles F. Cory, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090118101
    Abstract: A practice sword simulating a Katana. The practice sword provides an affordable, safe practice weapon that correctly simulates the size, weight and curve of the Japanese sword with both simulated cutting and thrusting capabilities. The practice sword includes generally a handle, a handle guard, and a simulated blade. The blade is comprised of a plurality of flexible limbs. The limbs are interconnected at a proximal end, proximate the handle and handle guard. The distal end of each limb is limited to axial movement with respect to each other limb. The blade includes a plurality of flexible limbs. The proximal end of each flexible limb is fixed relative to each other proximate the handle guard. The distal end of each flexible limb is limited to axial movement with respect to each other flexible limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Julius H. Reinhardt, Eddie Floyd
  • Patent number: 7473157
    Abstract: A practice sword simulating a Katana. The practice sword provides an affordable, safe practice weapon that correctly simulates the size, weight and curve of the Japanese sword with both simulated cutting and thrusting capabilities. The practice sword includes generally a handle, a handle guard, and a simulated blade. The blade is comprised of a plurality of flexible limbs. The limbs are interconnected at a proximal end, proximate the handle and handle guard. The distal end of each limb is limited to axial movement with respect to each other limb. The blade includes a plurality of flexible limbs. The proximal end of each flexible limb is fixed relative to each other proximate the handle guard. The distal end of each flexible limb is limited to axial movement with respect to each other flexible limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: United Cutlery Corporation
    Inventors: Julius Henry Reinhardt, Eddie Floyd
  • Publication number: 20080236019
    Abstract: A game fish disabling device, and method of disabling a game fish. The game fish disabling device is preferably configured as a pole type device with a sliding “hammering” action to generate and transmit a disabling force or blow to the game fish, in particular the head of the game fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Gollahon
  • Publication number: 20080220693
    Abstract: A toy sword device and game is disclosed that provides an enhanced user play experience. For example, the sword device may comprise a point sensor and game controller. A user may then play various sword point games managed by the game controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jarret P. Cuisinier
  • Patent number: 7346958
    Abstract: A leveraged end cap, which can be removably placed onto existing batons, permits a user to grasp a baton at a lower position along the baton. The leveraged end cap defines a location that can be grasped using the little finger, or pinky, of the hand such that the baton is pivoted about the little finger providing an additional length of lever arm equivalent to about one hand length. The baton held in this manner is locked into place until released, such that slippage or accidental dropping of the baton are minimized. The increased lever arm created by the use of the leveraged end cap allows the user to generate a strike force in the baton equivalent to a longer length baton, permitting the user to adopt a smaller, more easily concealable and lighter weight baton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7331872
    Abstract: A scabbard and method of using, for a baton used by security and police-personnel is provided. The scabbard includes a baton holding element and means to attach the scabbard to a user's belt. The attachment means permits the user to adjust the angle at which the baton is held and permits the angle to be fixed so that the user need not readjust the position each time that the scabbard is worn. The scabbard also can adjusted for use with belts of different widths; and uses deep socket hex screws that provide greater strength in connection and little interference with clothing so that damage does not occur. The method describes the manner in which the provided scabbard can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7278898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sword for a trainee in the art of swordsmanship; and more particularly, to a multistructured sword of a double or triple structure having a shock-absorbing space in a sword body. Accordingly, the trainee can effectively practices stabbing and cutting actions in the traditional swordsmanship by reducing a shock imposed on him. The present invention includes: a grip formed at an end of the training sword; a sword body member, wherein the sword body member includes at least one sword body inner cover for reducing a shock generated by a striking action and a sword body outer cover, which covers the sword body inner cover, wherein a gap is provided between the sword body inner cover and the sword body outer cover; a cross-guard formed at a boundary between the sword body member and the grip; and a scabbard for protecting the sword body member, wherein a length of the scabbard is shorter than that of the sword body member so that the sword body member passes through the scabbard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventors: Jeong-Seung Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7228633
    Abstract: For use as a law enforcement weapon, a saber is provided having an elongated blade and a hilt affixed to one end thereof The blade has a triangular cross section including a pair of concave sides converging to a sharp common edge. The third side in opposed relation to the sharp edge is convex The blade is tapered along its length from the hilt end to a point. The handle is oval-shaped, conducive to orientation using the convex side of the blade in a battering mode or the sharp edge in a slashing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Peter M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7211001
    Abstract: A personal protection system has a shaft that can be secured into a pair of end bases that mount to a surface of the surroundings of the user. The shaft and bases are configured to appear as a natural part of the surroundings, such as a support bar or rail, when the shaft is stored. The shaft can be removed, and has an end portion adapted to provide a weapon for self defense. For example, the end portion can employ a piercing point, a syringe and needle for injecting a bio-toxin, a canister for spraying a chemical irritant, an appliance for generating an electrical shock, or combinations of these elements. Preferably, the shaft is secured into the bases so as to be usable for support. It is further preferred for the bases to be configured to disguise the fact that the shaft can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventors: John Motyka, Bruce E. McCoy
  • Patent number: 7044858
    Abstract: A self defense tool includes a tubular body provided with an axial bore and a removable closed handle end opposite a removable closed striking end. A variable weight holding arrangement is positioned inside the axial bore of the body between the handle and striking ends and is engageable with the striking end. The holding arrangement is adapted to retain at least one weight member inside the axial bore to selectively enable changing weight of the tool. The variable weight holding arrangement includes a stop disposed in the axial bore of the body, and a coil spring inserted in the axial bore and extending between the stop and striking end. The at least one weight member is adapted to be received in the axial bore and held between the spring and the striking end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Enforcement Technology Group Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Otto, Robert W. Boxer, Aaron J. Dexter
  • Patent number: 6811493
    Abstract: A side ring baton is disclosed. The side ring baton is comprised of an elongated cylindrical shaft with an anterior end and a posterior end, and a side ring having a circular interior, tangentially connected to the elongated shaft near the anterior end of the elongated shaft. The side ring is fixed stationary in a horizontal plane with the elongated shaft. The side ring baton also has a finger fulcrum between the shaft and posterior side of the side ring for rotational acceleration. The side ring baton further has a mini light attached to the finger fulcrum of the baton for providing light in the night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Darrell Tyrone Lee
  • Publication number: 20040137988
    Abstract: A non-threatening combination baton and spray dispenser that can be readily employed was a baton or as a dispenser without requiring complex re-orientation or concentrated aiming, including an expandable baton having a mounted connector coupling that facilitates connection to an end of an irritant spray dispenser disposed in axial alignment with the baton. The connector coupling supports a switch mechanism readily operable by the user's thumb while grasping the connector coupling to selectively dispense spray axially from the dispenser with the baton in either its retracted or expanded positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6761639
    Abstract: Baton (1) includes two handles (14, 16), a first body portion (2) and a second body portion (3) which telescopically slides between a retracted and an expanded configuration. Retaining device (6) holds body portion (3) within body portion (2) when baton (1) is in the retracted configuration. First handle (14) is oriented perpendicular to body portion (2) and is mounted on collar (15) for rotation around body portion (2). Second handle (16) is moveable between a first position wherein handle (16) is aligned with the outer end of body portion (3), and a second position wherein handle (16) is spaced from the outer end of body portion (3) and is arranged perpendicular to second body portion (3). Baton (1) is telescopically expanded by pulling handle (16) away from body portion (2) until the pulling force exceeds the retaining force provided by retaining device (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Alert Trading Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Robert Todd
  • Publication number: 20040127292
    Abstract: A sparring weapon for realistic martial arts sparring includes a handle, a blade formed of and/or covered with impact-absorbing padding, and extending from the handle. An elongate cavity is located within the blade, and a weight is provided within the cavity to be repositioned therealong to thereby adjust balance and handling characteristics of the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: LANCELOT YING CHIH CHAN
    Inventors: Lancelot Ying Chih Chan, Ben Chin Pan Siu, Ho Ming Chan
  • Publication number: 20040116187
    Abstract: A hand held pliant flexible baton, for use as a tapotement device, having an external shell fabricated from a pliant material which covers an internal core fabricated from a soft batting material. The flexible baton's external shell provides a low impact force when struck against tissue such that no damage is inflicted to tissue, but a stinging sensation can be felt. The baton can accomplish several functions, such as use as a tapotement device for massage therapy, use as a training device for domestic animals such as dogs, or use as a safe disciplinary device for children in lieu of spanking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Steven Robyor
  • Patent number: 6695704
    Abstract: A scabbard for carrying a baton on the limb of a user in a manner such that the baton may be quickly released from the scabbard and placed into use. The baton may include a handle to be grasped by the user and an end portion that is releasably secured to the scabbard. The scabbard includes a main body portion having a first end and a second end. The first end may include a means for fastening the main body member to the second end to secure the main body member about the user's limb. A retainer assembly including a first flap, a second flap and a support member is affixed to the main body portion releasably engages the baton to secure the baton to the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 6638172
    Abstract: A self-defense implement having a handle and multiple pointed prongs can be equipped with protective gloves for use when the implement is employed for training and instructional purposes. Each protective glove has a closed end covering the pointed end of an associated prong, and an elongated sleeve section covering a substantial portion of the prong length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Darlene Marcos Demars
  • Publication number: 20030109315
    Abstract: A hand-held personal defense weapon, including an elongate grip for being held in and grasped by a closed hand of a user and first and second enlarged, solid impact elements formed of a hard, durable material carried on first and second opposed ends of the grip, each of the impact elements including a distal impact zone of reduced surface area for permitting the weapon to be swung in either a forehand, backhand, downward or uppercut stroke against an assailant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Michael C. Bunting
  • Publication number: 20030087702
    Abstract: A scabbard for carrying a baton on the limb of a user in a manner such that the baton may be quickly released from the scabbard and placed into use. The baton may include a handle to be grasped by the user and an end portion that is releasably secured to the scabbard. The scabbard includes a main body portion having a first end and a second end. The first end may include a means for fastening the main body member to the second end to secure the main body member about the user's limb. A retainer assembly including a first flap, a second flap and a support member is affixed to the main body portion releasably engages the baton to secure the baton to the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 6497619
    Abstract: A scoring system is disclosed which allows for safe, accurate scoring during simulated combat situations. The scoring system includes a simulated striking apparatus having a marking means to safely deliver an erasable marking agent when the striking apparatus contacts an opponent. The striking sections of the apparatus are buffered by a soft, resilient material to reduce the impact from a striking type blow. The scoring system further includes an eraser and a body covering allowing marks from the striking apparatus to be easily seen and readily erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventors: David D. Dowdy, Frederick J. Velasco
  • Publication number: 20020155894
    Abstract: A baton system for providing a baton that is easier to control while providing a commanding impact force upon a subject. The baton system includes an elongate handle and an elongate engaging member extending from the handle. The handle and engaging member are preferably constructed of nylon. The engaging portion includes an interior cavity toward a distal portion thereof filled with a weight. The weight is preferably comprised of a fluid particulate material such as lead to reduce bouncing when engaging a subject or object. The handle preferably includes a plurality of radial grooves within creating a plurality of radial ridges for increasing the gripping by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Mark A. Evenson
  • Publication number: 20020119825
    Abstract: A side-bar baton system for providing a baton that is easier to control while providing a commanding impact force upon a subject. The side-bar baton system includes an elongate first handle, a second handle attached traversely to the first handle and an elongate engaging member extending from the handle. The second handle is attached to the first handle by a shaft threadably positioned within the first handle. The handles and engaging member are preferably constructed of nylon. The engaging portion may include an interior cavity toward a distal portion thereof filled with a weight. The weight is preferably comprised of a fluid particulate material such as lead to reduce bouncing when engaging a subject or object. The handle preferably includes a plurality of radial grooves within creating a plurality of radial ridges for increasing the gripping by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Mark A. Evenson
  • Patent number: 6350200
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to two forms of safety tips for friction lock, expandable batons; namely the Safety Tip™ and the Power Safety Tip™. Both safety tips of invention have a threaded end that is used to connect the tip to the small end of the baton. A step section with the same diameter as the small end diameter is advantageously used in the basic tip design to allow the shaft to be seated far enough into the handle to have full retention spring contact. The steel flange in the basic tip design also protects the softer peripheral tip cover material from being sheared off by the middle baton section when the baton is closed with a hard material in place on the steel section. In the power safety tip, the step section is the same diameter as the middle shaft of the baton, and this allows full contact with the retention spring. In both of the tip designs, the very end of the tip is rounded steel, the sides of which blend into the peripheral soft rubber-like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Monadnock Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Starrett, Terry Smith
  • Publication number: 20010051542
    Abstract: A scoring system is disclosed which allows for safe, accurate scoring during simulated combat situations. The scoring system includes a simulated striking apparatus having a marking means to safely deliver an erasable marking agent when the striking apparatus contacts an opponent. The striking sections of the apparatus are buffered by a soft, resilient material to reduce the impact from a striking type blow. The scoring system further includes an eraser and a body covering allowing marks from the striking apparatus to be easily seen and readily erased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: David D. Dowdy, Frederick J. Velasco
  • Publication number: 20010019967
    Abstract: This invention relates to a defensive device, and in particular to a device designed to be carried by the police or other authorities, or by certain civilians such as security personnel. According to the invention there is provided a defensive device comprising a substantially rigid rod and a flexible strap connected to the rod, the rod being less than approximately 20 cm in length and weighing at least 150 gm, the strap having a first part and a second part, the first and second parts being permanently joined together to provide a first loop portion adapted for connection to the rod, a second loop portion adapted to receive fingers of the user, and an intermediate permanently jointed portion between first and second loop portions, the strap having an effective length, when the loop portions and intermediate portion are pulled taut, of at least 15 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventor: Roy John Taylor
  • Patent number: 6196921
    Abstract: An interchangeable martial arts weapons system is provided comprising (a) a plurality of interchangeable connectable components comprising at least one long tube, at least one short tube, at least one T-handle and at least one illuminative tube, the ends of each of the interchangeable connectable components being provided with a female coupling fitting, (b) a plurality of coupling components comprising at least one and preferably a plurality of coupling studs and/or at least one and preferably a plurality of link connectors, the ends of each of the coupling components being provided with a male coupling fitting configured in such a manner that it is detachably securable to one of the female coupling fittings provided at the ends of the interchangeable connectable components and (c) a plurality of end caps being provided with the male coupling fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Randall L. Larson