Combined With Antigrasping Device Or Diverse Art Device (e.g., With Light, Knife, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/47.4)
  • Patent number: 9211480
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric swords and sparring instruments having improved mechanical properties and methods of making such swords and sparring instruments. In one embodiment, a polyurethane sword comprises a handle portion and a blade portion. In this embodiment, the polyurethane sword also comprises a flexible support member having a handle support portion and a blade support portion. In this embodiment, the polyurethane sword also comprises a polyurethane outer layer configured to encase the flexible support member from the handle support portion to the blade support portion. The handle portion comprises the handle support portion and the polyurethane outer layer encasing the handle support portion. Moreover, the blade portion comprises the blade support portion and the polyurethane outer layer encasing the blade support portion. In addition, the polyurethane outer layer may be composed of a machine perfused polyurethane mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Neptune Trading, Inc.
    Inventor: Margaret Lu
  • Patent number: 8794782
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic baton includes a hollow cylindrical body which telescopically supports a flexible cylindrical plastic baton shaft. One or more slideways support and concentrically center the baton shaft within the hollow body. A flashlight having a strobed light operating mode is coupled to the baton body to provide a less than lethal deterrent to a potential assailant. A radially movable elastic switch cover is mounted substantially flush with the outer surface of the flashlight to prevent inadvertent actuation of one of several selectable flashlight operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn Bushee, Craig P. Starrett
  • 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: 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: 20130176711
    Abstract: A lightweight plastic baton includes a hollow cylindrical body which telescopically supports a flexible cylindrical plastic baton shaft. One or more slideways support and concentrically center the baton shaft within the hollow body. A flashlight having a strobed light operating mode is coupled to the baton body to provide a less than lethal deterrent to a potential assailant. A radially movable elastic switch cover is mounted substantially flush with the outer surface of the flashlight to prevent inadvertent actuation of one of several selectable flashlight operating modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Bushee, Craig P. Starrett
  • Publication number: 20120279105
    Abstract: A versatile handgun comprised of a weapon frame with a grip and at least one gun barrel and comprised of at least one additional defense element differing from the actual firearm function that is arranged on the grip of the weapon or that is housed in the grip of the weapon. The handgun is capable of making help available in an emergency situation and is capable in so doing of covering a very broad range of dangerous situations. The additional defense element(s) and various other pieces of emergency equipment, medical devices and/or tools could be housed in a slide-in element and different types of barrels could be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Dietmar Emde, Michael Swoboda
  • 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: 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: 20120122593
    Abstract: A self-defense device that includes a flashlight with a weapon end, tissue-abrading and tissue-collecting features, and with or without a writing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Barbara R. Gross, Danny Joe Holmes
  • Publication number: 20120088587
    Abstract: A security device and system includes a substantially flat body with an opening formed therein. The opening has a predetermined length and a predetermined height such that an elongated end of a key passes through the opening and a head end of the key does not pass through the opening. A user gripping the security device may then use the elongated end of the key extending outward therefrom as a weapon or tool for self-defense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Richard D. Zaccari, Kay G. Zaccari
  • Publication number: 20110053694
    Abstract: An anti-assault weapon to deter, or defeat, attackers. Weapon includes a body, usually cylindrical in shape, that is open at opposite ends. One end is closed by a closure, while the opposite end is closed by a reversible end cap. Threads are defined on the exterior of the end cap and complementary threads are formed on the interior of the body, so that the end cap is securely joined to the body. In one position, a sharp knife projects axially from the reversible end cap, so that an attacker may be threatened and/or stabbed, if necessary. In a second position, the knife is concealed in the interior of the body, and a stub shaft projects outwardly from the end cap. Serrations are defined on the exposed face of the stub shaft, and the serrations may be raked across the face of arms of an attacker. The serrations inflict pain on the attacker, and simultaneously collect a DNA sample that can be tested to facilitate identifying the attacker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Robert P. Wood
  • 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: 7744471
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Armanent Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Publication number: 20090276932
    Abstract: This invention concerns a forearm protecting and shock absorbing device (120) covering the forearms from the base of the elbow to the wrist providing protection against attacks with truncheons, even with bladed weapons in various situations. The device may cover only the cubital part (30) of the forearm which is the vulnerable part. The whole device is supported on a covering portion (132) with a surface with a wave-absorbing cushion (134) consisting of Kevlar fibers or similar fibers capable of dispersing a shock wave over a larger surface. The covering portion is provided with sharp-edged points (128) inserted within it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory May, Michel Grandmont, Bernard Gregoire
  • Publication number: 20080153602
    Abstract: A hand wielded weapon including a flexible elongated lanyard with connector means for receiving an innocuous container and keys and/or other objects, the container configured for releasably dispensing upon sufficient impact a selected substance capable of marking for identification of, distracting, and/or temporarily incapacitating, an assailant. The lanyard provides increased length for distancing the user from the assailant when using the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Duc Doan
  • 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: 7029397
    Abstract: A device useful as a nightstick includes a generally linear long member and an attached short member. The short member can be curved or otherwise disposed so as to define a slot with a single open end. The device includes a handcuff clasp for closing the open end and to thereby define an enclosed portion of the slot between the long member and the short member. The handcuff clasp is moveable between an open position and a closed position. A trigger is provided proximate to the attachment point between the long member and the short member. Power means are also provided for closing the slot by rapidly moving the handcuff clasp to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Barwick
  • Patent number: 6791816
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of a personal defense device each include an electrical stun circuit and electrodes with a structure adapted for use as an impact weapon as well, and further include a radially disposed flashlight or signal light therewith. The electrical circuitry for the stun apparatus may be 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 may be 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 may include a series of impact ribs with cutting blades removably installable thereon, to produce non-lethal cuts in an assailant during an attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Stethem
  • Publication number: 20040116188
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for providing pressure to certain areas of an individual's body in order to subdue and restrain that individual. The During the process of apprehending or subduing a person, the law officer can use the tapered end of the flashlight to apply pressure to a pressure point on the individual in a manner similar to the conventional method of applying pressure with the fingers. The present invention provides a tapered end shape to device such as flashlight or baton that can be used to apply pressure to a pressure point location of an individual for the purpose of restraining or subduing the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Chris Evans
  • Patent number: 6615622
    Abstract: A cuff device comprising an elongated body, a flexible cable within the body, a loop extraction system for extracting a loop of the cable from an end of the elongated body large enough to fit over an extremity of a suspect, and a loop retraction system for retracting the loop to fit snugly over the extremity. A second cable is preferred, with one cable deployed from each end of the elongated body, preferably a PR-24 form factor baton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Law Enforcement Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. MacAleese, Chris Zuidema, David Bush, Jim Roies, Jim Moore
  • Patent number: 6299537
    Abstract: A laser pointing nunchaku assembly for providing a visual display of light when using the invention. The laser pointing nunchaku assembly includes a first and second elongated handle portions that each have a first and second end portion. A substantially non-elastic cord has opposite ends. Each of the opposite ends is coupled to an associated first end of the first and second elongated handle portions. Each second end portion of the first and second elongated handle portions includes an opening extending into the second end portion. The invention further comprises a pair of laser pointer assemblies. Each laser pointer assembly is insertable into the opening of an associated one of the second end portions of the first and second elongated handle portions. Each of the pair of laser pointer assemblies is selectively engageable to the associated second end portion such that the laser pointer assembly directs a coherent beam of light outwardly from the associated second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Jim J. Clowser