Having Electric Shock Feature Patents (Class 463/47.3)
  • Patent number: 9518727
    Abstract: A demotivator encourages a human or animal target to cease moving. Demotivation is accomplished by conducting electricity through target tissue to cause pain or to cause skeletal muscle contractions. An accessory used with a security flashlight provides a remote stun function, demotivation at a distance from the operator of the flashlight by launching wire-tethered electrodes for contact with target tissue. For a demotivator that provides illumination projecting from the front of the demotivator, the accessory mounts over the front and includes a passage through which the illumination passes. The accessory may include a laser sight for aiming the electrodes. The accessory may include a socket for installing a field-replaceable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Markle, Daniel J. Wagner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8424548
    Abstract: A combination ambulatory assistance and electrical shock defensive device includes an elongated body of adjustable length and having a hand grip at one end thereof and a foot pad at a generally opposite end thereof. A high-voltage power unit is associated with the body and actuated by a trigger mechanism. Conductive contacts extend through the foot pad and are conductively coupled to the high-voltage power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn M. Willey
  • Publication number: 20120270664
    Abstract: A baton includes an elongate housing with a first compartment and a second compartment. A power source is located in the first compartment. An interchangeable operative component is located in the second compartment and may be removable/replaceable. The interchangeable operative component may be a training module, a light source, a laser generator, a sound generator, an incapacitation waveform generator, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Stethem
  • Patent number: 8277328
    Abstract: Incapacitation of a mammalian subject results from the application of a pulsed, low-power electric waveform. The waveform is applied to the subject at a frequency and over a time period sufficient to induce involuntary muscular contraction. Additionally, the contraction causes limited lactic acid production and is non- or minimally-injurious to the subject's tissues. A device utilizing such a waveform is designed to control or otherwise subdue an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Aegis Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Stethem, Casey Hathcock, Bruno D. V. Marino, Anita Mehta, Robert Randolph Bernard, James Lee, Viet Thinh Pho
  • Publication number: 20120202604
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a device including at least one probe for delivering an electrical shock to a subject when the probe is in physical contact with the subject. A power source is connected to the probe for providing electrical power to the probe upon actuation of a trigger. The device further includes a medical device sensor for detecting signals emitted from a medical device present in the subject. In at least one embodiment, an alarm is connected to the medical device sensor, wherein the alarm provides an audio and/or a visual alert when the medical device sensor detects signals emitted from the medical device. In at least one embodiment, an override mechanism is connected to the medical device sensor, wherein the override mechanism prevents actuation of the trigger when the medical device sensor detects signals emitted from the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Musial, Abhinay R. Nagpal, Sandeep R. Patil, Dhaval K. Shah
  • Patent number: 8231474
    Abstract: A baton includes an elongate housing with a first compartment and a second compartment. A power source is located in the first compartment. An interchangeable operative component is located in the second compartment and may be removable/replaceable. The interchangeable operative component may be a training module, a light source, a laser generator, a sound generator, an incapacitation waveform generator, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Aegis Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J Stethem
  • Publication number: 20110156914
    Abstract: A system detects that an electronic control device for inhibiting use of skeletal muscles by a human or animal target has been used. The system includes a radio receiver and a circuit. The electronic control device causes a radio signal when used. The circuit detects a plurality of properties of a received radio signal and outputs a signal in response to comparing the received properties to expected properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Nache D. Sheharri, John F. Szakach
  • Publication number: 20100304874
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for providing law enforcement and private citizens with a single device that integrates law enforcement tools and mechanisms for the application of force. An exemplary device features a metal detector, a light emitting source optionally having a strobe feature, an electric stun system, and a debilitating spray dispensing system. Some embodiments of the present invention include an electric stun system comprising a plurality of probes mounted to the distal terminus of the shaft and configured to protrude from the shaft, a plurality of plates configured longitudinally along the outer surface of the shaft, and a stun system switch disposed on the shaft. Some embodiments of the present invention include the debilitating spray dispensing system comprising at least one nozzle and a dispensing switch disposed on the handle. Some embodiments of the present invention include a handle comprising an ergonomic grip and a guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Michael R. Abatemarco
  • Patent number: 7736237
    Abstract: Incapacitation of a mammalian subject results from the application of a pulsed, low-power electric waveform. The waveform is applied to the subject at a frequency and over a time period sufficient to induce involuntary muscular contraction. Additionally, the contraction causes limited lactic acid production and is non- or minimally-injurious to the subject's tissues. A device utilizing such a waveform is designed to control or otherwise subdue an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Aegis Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Stethem, Casey Hathcock, Bruno D. V. Marino, Anita Mehta, Robert Randolph Bernard, James Lee, Viet Thinh Pho
  • Patent number: 7525786
    Abstract: An extendable electronic discharge staff will consist of a central sliding member translating within a tubular body member to be positioned by the means of a spring-loaded ball detent. When the central sliding member is positioned, it will be locked in place by the means of a locking nut at the distal end of the tubular body member. A forward adjustable handgrip will be located and locked into position along the length of the tubular body member to accommodate the size and comfort of the person using the device. By rotating the rear hand grip, the device will be turned on or off, and by sliding the rear handgrip forward or backward a high or low voltage will be delivered to the distal contact end of the central sliding member. On an alternate embodiment having three contact positions, the default center position delivers low voltage while both forward and backward outer positions deliver high voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen C. Douglas
  • Patent number: 7353984
    Abstract: An electrical shocking device is used for realistic defence training against edge weapons such as a knife. The device includes a handle and blade body shaped to resemble a knife. Spaced apart contacts along the edge of the blade body are selectively coupled to a voltage source for delivering an electrical shock through the contacts when contacted. The voltage source delivers a non-incapacitating electrical shock to produce a fear response in the person being trained without injuring or incapacitating the person. The voltage applied can be incrementally increased as training progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey James Quail
  • Patent number: 7234262
    Abstract: An apparatus for interfering with locomotion by a human or animal target includes a microprocessor programmed to track date and time, to initiate and maintain for a period an electrical current, and to record tracked date and time for each initiation of the current. The current, when conducted through the target, interferes with use by the target of the skeletal muscles of the target during the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick W. Smith
  • Patent number: 7075770
    Abstract: A hand-held stun gun incapacitates a human target by generating a series of powerful electrical output pulses of pulse energy of from 0.9 Joules to 10 Joules which generate a series of output current pulses have an RMS current flow of from 100 milliamps to 500 milliamps when the first and second output terminals are applied to a human target. A battery power supply includes an electronic switch, an energy storage capacitor and a transformer for converting low voltage, direct current into a series of high voltage output pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick W Smith
  • Patent number: 6963480
    Abstract: The invention is a high voltage stun device, unique in the sword-like configuration of its fully retractable, yet non-injurious, “blade,” and its ability to deliver the pulse along the length of the “blade” as well as at the tip to a target at a distance far beyond arm's length. Stun batons, even retractable ones, have none of the preferred properties satisfied by the invention, including superior length of shocking surface, superior weighting and flexibility of the shocking surface, and simplicity of maintenance and repair. The “blade” of the invention is capable of expanding to a superior length that can keep a subject at a good defensive distance, yet be effective and retracted if he manages to get in close. With a moderation of the centrifugal force applied during blade deployment, the invention can be made to emulate a shorter sword, a long sword, and all lengths between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: James Byron Eccles
  • Patent number: 6802262
    Abstract: A neuromuscular disrupter gun and associated projectile. The projectile contains a capacitor, having its dielectric made from liquid. The gun charges the projectile prior to discharge from the gun of the projectile. The projectile holds the charge in flight and discharges on impact. To provide appropriate contact points, the projectile either carries contact wires or is designed to open and emit the liquid upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Thomas J. Warnagiris, Drew L. Goodlin
  • Patent number: 6802261
    Abstract: A neuromuscular disrupter gun and associated projectile. The projectile contains a capacitor, having either its dielectric or its plates made from liquid. The gun charges the projectile prior to discharge from the gun of the projectile. The projectile holds the charge in flight and discharges on impact. To provide appropriate contact points, the projectile is designed to open and emit the liquid upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Thomas J. Warnagiris, Drew L. Goodlin
  • Patent number: 6679180
    Abstract: A neuromuscular disrupter gun and associated projectile. The projectile contains a capacitor, having either its dielectric or its plates made from liquid. The gun charges the projectile prior to discharge from the gun of the projectile. The projectile holds the charge in flight and discharges on impact. To provide appropriate contact points, the projectile either carries contact wires or is designed to open and emit the liquid upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Thomas J. Warnagiris, Drew L. Goodlin
  • Patent number: 6643114
    Abstract: A personal defense device includes an electrical stun circuit and electrodes with a structure adapted for use as an impact weapon as well, and further includes a radially disposed flashlight or signal light therewith. The electrical circuitry for the stun apparatus is formed of flexible circuit material with dual circuit paths between each component, for reliability and resistance to damage due to impact forces incurred when the device is used as an impact weapon. A second, normally closed interrupter switch is provided for the stun circuit, with the user of the present device being required to hold the interrupter switch in order to keep the stun circuitry from operating when the master switch is turned on. The end opposite the handle includes a series of impact ribs with cutting blades removably installable thereon, to produce shallow (non-life threatening) cuts in an assailant during an attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Stethem