For Application To Living Beings Patents (Class 361/232)
  • Patent number: 10830556
    Abstract: A self defense bracelet for a user comprising an ornamental defense member comprising at least one defensive protrusion configured to be used to protect the user; the ornamental defense member further defining at least one opening, configured to accept at least on finger of the user; and a strap member comprising a wearable region configured to be worn about a user's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Arma Accessories LLC
    Inventor: Maleah Hanken
  • Patent number: 10748675
    Abstract: A bite-resistant cable includes at least one core cable and a cover layer surrounding the at least one core cable. The cover layer contains a peppery agent and an algefacient. The content of the peppery agent is between 0.5 wt % and 5 wt % of the total weight of the cover layer. The content of the algefacient is between 0.5 wt % and 5 wt % of the total weight of the cover layer. Therefore, the service life of the cable can be extended and a stable power supply can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hong Tai Electric Industrial Co., LTD
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Pan, Wen-Ping Li, Shih-Kai Wei
  • Patent number: 10746510
    Abstract: Implementations of conductive energy weapons (CEWs) may include a shock generating circuit configured to couple to a power source, two electrodes operatively coupled to the shock generating circuit, and a safety circuit operatively coupled to the shock generating circuit. The shock generating circuit may be configured to generate a first pulse train and deliver the first pulse train to a target, and may be configured to generate at least a second pulse train and deliver the at least second pulse train to a target. The safety circuit may be configured to prevent the CEW from applying pulse trains to the target after a predetermined number of pulse trains. The first pulse train may include two or more pulses having waveforms substantially identical with each other, each of the waveforms of the two or more pulses having both a positive voltage segment and a negative voltage segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Leonidas IP, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Abboud, Kevin Chang, Ivo Foldyna
  • Patent number: 10690455
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) impedes locomotion of a human target by providing a stimulus signal through the target via one or more electrodes. A propulsion system provides a force that launches the one or more electrodes toward the target to deliver the stimulus signal. The electrodes may be mechanically and electrically coupled to a deployment unit by a filament. An electrode may cooperate with a winding machine to wind the filament into a winding. The winding may be positioned inside the body of the electrode for deployment during launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Salisbury, Albert Lavin, Milan Cerovic, Magne Nerheim
  • Patent number: 10641580
    Abstract: An extendable, telescoping multi-purpose baton that holds one or more tools in such a way that a user can use the baton and another tool at the same time while at least one hand remains free. The baton is extended by a propulsion mechanism permitting controlled speed and force of extension. The telescoping mechanism may be electrically or pneumatically operated and can be extended with sufficient speed and force to deliver a blow or jab when impacting the target, at a distant significantly longer than the user's arm length, permitting use from a safe distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Aviad Moran, Akiva Eliash
  • Patent number: 10627195
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting a magnitude of a voltage at a face of a conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”). The magnitude of the voltage may be used to determine whether a pulse of a stimulus signal was delivered to a target. Structures for detecting the magnitude of the voltage may include structures that provide a stimulus voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Magne Nerheim, Steven N. D. Brundula
  • Patent number: 10518152
    Abstract: A wearable shield for evaluating accuracy of a fighter's performance. The shield has a target strike cover with a front surface and side surfaces. Target aim points are located on the front and side surfaces of the target strike cover for providing aiming points for a user's strikes. Impact absorbers or cushioning are provided so that the user can repeatedly strike the target strike cover safely. A data collection and processing core is attached to the target strike cover. The data collection and processing core has a processor, a data receiving device, a signal transmission device configured to transmit data from the shield, and/or at least one force plate, accelerometer, gyroscope, location sensor, thermometer, pressure sensor, and/or humidity sensor. A flexible strap connected to the rear surface of the target strike cover permits a trainer to wear the shield during workout, training, and practice sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Donell Tyrone Branch
  • Patent number: 10473438
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) launches wire-tethered electrodes from one or more cartridges to provide a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target. The CEW may detect when the electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through more than one target. The CEW may detect when electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through the same target. The CEW may set the pulse rate of the current based on detecting the launch of electrodes from one or more cartridges, detecting that electrodes may provide the current through two or more targets, and/or detecting that two or more pairs of electrodes may deliver the current through the same target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Magne H. Nerheim, Steven N. D. Brundula, Stephen D. Handel
  • Patent number: 10401130
    Abstract: Disclosed is the glove worn by a user for incapacitating an individual. The glove includes a housing configured to cover palm and fingers of the user, the housing having a palm side layer for covering the front part of the hand and a backside layer for covering the back part of the hand; a circuit control unit configured on the backside layer having an anesthesia electrical wave generator for generating anesthesia electrical wave for incapacitating the individual; a power source configured on the palm side layer to power the circuit control unit; wherein the palm side layer having a first cutting resistance layer to protect the user's hand from foreign particles. Further, the palm side layer includes a flexible electrode layer, a pressure sensor, a water proof insulation layer, a first knitting cloth layer. Further, the backside layer includes a backside leather layer and a second knitting cloth layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Henry E. Pasley, Jason J. Wu, Li-Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 10325724
    Abstract: An energy storage system includes a hermetically-sealed casing defining a volume whose relative humidity is a range of 30-90%. At least one energy storage capacitor disposed in the volume has a solid dielectric sandwiched between two electrodes with the solid dielectric being a lanthanum-doped barium titanate-based ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Terry D. Rolin, Ian K. Small, Curtis W. Hill
  • Patent number: 10242587
    Abstract: A battle simulation system includes a limb immobilization device. The limb immobilization device is operative for immobilizing a limb of a user in response to receipt of the control signal indicating a hit to the limb of the user. The limb immobilization device may at least partially immobilize the limb. The immobilization may be voluntary or involuntary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AUGMENTED TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Angerer, Kaywee Lian
  • Patent number: 10168127
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) impedes locomotion of a human or animal target by providing a stimulus signal through one or more electrodes and through the target. The CEW includes a handle and one or more removable deployment units coupled to the handle. A deployment unit may include a wad, a tensioner, a guide, and posts to improve accuracy of launch of electrodes form the deployment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Salisbury, Albert Lavin, Aleksander Petrovic
  • Patent number: 10161722
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) impedes locomotion of a human or animal target by providing a stimulus signal through one or more electrodes and through the target. The CEW includes a high voltage signal generator, a propulsion system, one or more electrodes, and a filament coupled to each electrode. The signal generator provides the stimulus signal, the propulsion system provides a force that launches the electrodes toward the target, and the filament delivers the stimulus signal from the signal generator to the electrode and through the target. The electrode of the CEW includes a body, detachably coupled to a front wall, a spear, a rear wall with an opening, and a filament. The spear and an end portion of the filament are coupled to the front wall. The filament is wound into a winding positioned in a cavity within the body of the electrode. As the electrode flies toward the target, the filament deploys through the opening in the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Salisbury, Albert Lavin, Milan Cerovic, Magne Nerheim
  • Patent number: 10156429
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed subject matter involve an airborne-based network for implementing a laser-based visual disruption countermeasure scan pattern system, method, and computer program product. The scan pattern can be comprised of a plurality of lasers each with their own scan pattern and may be used to disrupt an optical system of a weapon or an individual. One vehicle in the network can transmit target information and/or scan information to one or more other vehicles or to a non-vehicle remote location in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen C. Moraites, Carl R. Herman
  • Patent number: 10145657
    Abstract: A shield cover and a shield retaining such a cover with an electrical discharge system with an activated condition wherein electrical power is applied to an electrically conductive pathway, which can be formed from positive and negative electrical pathways running generally parallel, on the shield cover. The shield cover has a shield cover body for being applied to, retained by, and removed from the shield body. An electrical discharge system is formed by a source of electrical power, the electrically conductive pathway, and a switch or other actuator for activating the electrical discharge system to the activated condition. The shield cover body could be formed from a stretch fabric, and the electrically conductive pathway could be formed by conductive thread. Electrical insulation material can prevent arcing between the shield cover and the shield body. An arcing structure can automatically or selectively produce visible or audible electrical arcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mission Ready Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Martinez, Bettina Pasquantonio, Yolita Nugent, Adam Whiton
  • Patent number: 10119305
    Abstract: A remotely activatable custody control belt is worn by prisoners, inmates, and detainees. The remotely activatable custody control belt deters whomever is wearing the remotely activatable custody control belt from aggressive or hostile actions against law enforcement officers, corrections officers, other prisoners, or bystanders. The remotely activatable custody control belt includes a belt, a belt fastener, a fastener receiver, at least one warning-signal device, a non-lethal electroshock device, a wireless transceiver, and a first microcontroller. The belt is fastened around the prisoner through the belt fastener and the fastener receiver. The at least one warning-signal device alerts the wearer to comply with verbal commands or of an imminent emission from the non-lethal electroshock device. The corrections officer alerts the wearer through a signal from a remote-control device. The signal is received through the wireless transceiver and processed through the first microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NOVA PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: John Howard McDermit, Jason Edward Havens
  • Patent number: 10101114
    Abstract: A self defense bracelet for a user comprising an ornamental defense member comprising at least one defensive protrusion configured to be used to protect the user; the ornamental defense member further defining at least one opening, configured to accept at least on finger of the user; and a strap member comprising a wearable region configured to be worn about a user's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Arma Accessories LLC
    Inventor: Maleah Hanken
  • Patent number: 10066906
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) launches wire-tethered electrodes from multiple cartridges to provide a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target. The CEW includes a handle and one or more deployment units. A handle and each deployment unit include a processing circuit and memory. A handle may provide operation and usage records to a deployment unit for storage. The information stored on a deployment unit may be unalterable once written. A handle may log a record of usage, deployment units, and other deployment information. The log file may be available to an electronic device through a secure wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventors: Siddharth Heroor, Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 10060710
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) launches wire-tethered electrodes from multiple cartridges to provide a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target. The CEW may detect when the electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through more than one target. The CEW may detect when electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through the same target. The CEW may set the pulse rate of the current based on detecting the launch of electrodes from more than one cartridge, detecting that electrodes may provide the current through two or more targets, and/or detecting that two or more pairs of electrodes may deliver the current through the same target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventor: Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 10054405
    Abstract: A hand-held personal-protection shock device apparatus and method providing a safety-pin mechanism to prevent unauthorized use or use by an attacker who wrests the device away; a siren that sounds when unauthorized use is attempted; a hand-held configuration that is comfortable to grip securely, with the shocking elements positioned optimally; built-in recharging equipment; and a switch configuration which promotes safe, rapid, and efficient use in an attack by a person or animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Naim Alherimi
  • Patent number: 10024636
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) launches wire-tethered electrodes from multiple cartridges to provide a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target. The CEW may detect when the electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through more than one target. The CEW may detect when electrodes launched from the cartridges may provide the current through the same target. The CEW may set the pulse rate of the current based on detecting the launch of electrodes from more than one cartridge, detecting that electrodes may provide the current through two or more targets, and/or detecting that two or more pairs of electrodes may deliver the current through the same target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 9922516
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Patent number: 9768836
    Abstract: A device for supplying electrical energy and/or supplying data to an electronic module, comprising a transmitting coil that has a coil axis and at least two energy receiving parts that are arranged side by side and have receiving coils, the coil axes of which run in the same direction or run parallel to the transmitting coil axis. Each of the coils is integrated in resonance circuits. The energy receiving parts supply electronics and, together with the same, are galvanically separated from one another by an insulating area of separation which is bridged by a data signal coupling line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Peter-Dominik Scholz
  • Patent number: 9632168
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed subject matter involve airborne-based systems, methods, and computer program products for optimizing a laser-based visual disruption countermeasure scan pattern. The scan pattern can be comprised of a plurality of lasers each with their own scan pattern and may be used to disrupt an optical system of a weapon or an individual. Based on the scan patterns and/or data used to generate the scan patterns, the shape or intensity of the scan pattern or patterns can be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen C. Moraites, Carl R. Herman
  • Patent number: 9599440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a close quarters weapon include disassembly of the weapon by the user to permit applying a stimulus signal for causing skeletal muscle contractions through tissue of a human or animal target between locations on the target that are independently determined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Gish, Dubravko Zekanovic
  • Patent number: 9542818
    Abstract: An example electronic deterrence device includes a housing, and one or more first and second indicator lights. The one or more second indicator lights, when illuminated, illuminate a textual message visible from a front of the housing. The electronic deterrence device also includes a power supply, a switch, and a microcontroller. The microcontroller is configured to determine a position of the switch; responsive to determining that the switch is in a first position, disable the one or more first and second indicator lights; responsive to determining that the switch is in a second position, illuminate the one or more first and second indicator lights using electrical power delivered from the power supply; and responsive to determining that the switch is in a third position, illuminate the one or more first and second indicator lights using electrical power delivered from the power supply based on an ambient condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Zwirn
  • Patent number: 9520750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmission of charged particles along a laser-induced conduction path of concentric plasma channels in atmosphere. The apparatus comprises a high power laser array in operable communication with a high energy output means to accomplish initiation of at least two concentric plasma channels in atmosphere, a second energy source for outputting the charged particles to be transmitted, and means for introducing the charged particles to be transmitted into the wall of at least one of the laser-induced conduction channels. Other embodiments further include means for inducing the energy across the conduction path to a target capable of receiving and storing the energy, and a plurality of charging rods bearing a negative or positive charge and in communication with each conductive channel for shaping and stabilizing the charge transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GLENN LANE FAMILY LIMITED LIABILITY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Glenn E. Lane
  • Patent number: 9462789
    Abstract: A leash having a warning device that produces an arc sound and/or vibration generated by an electrical arc between electrodes in a manner such that no electricity can be imparted into a human or animal, and a method of using the leash. Also provided is an animal training device that mounts on a collar or harness worn by the animal, which produces an arc sound and/or vibration generated by an electrical arc between electrodes in a manner such that no electricity can be imparted into a human or animal, and a method of a using the animal training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Sarah Jane Beck
  • Patent number: 9395147
    Abstract: An apparatus for interfering with locomotion of a target by conducting a current through a load that includes an ionizable path. The apparatus includes, according to various aspects of the present invention, detectors and a processing circuit that determines a status of an electrical connection with the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhard J. Gagnon, Steven N. D. Brundula
  • Patent number: 9335130
    Abstract: The Kung Fu Fan stunner is a weapon for Non-lethal personal self-defense purposes. It can be used by average men and women for personal security as a stunner device, a striking implement, and a Kung Fu Fan. When the fan is open in a locked position indicated by a snap on the blue button, the red button on the fan can be pressed to deliver an electrical shock. The electrical current that can strike and stun and individual fires along the fans perimeter edge when the fan is in a locked open position and the red button is pressed. The device can also have an optional Solar Panel Inlay in The Fans Fabric so the Fan can charge its own battery continuously via solar rays. Defensive possibilities increase for Martial Artists trained in the use of the Kung Fu Fans Classical Techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Louis Unterlack
  • Patent number: 9182193
    Abstract: An electronic weapon inhibits locomotion by a human or animal target by conducting a stimulus signal through the target. The electronic weapon includes an inductance, first and second energy stores, and a switch. The switch has a first position and a second position and is in series with first energy store and the inductance. Energy from the first energy store is transferred to a magnetic field of the inductance while the switch is operating in the first position. The stimulus signal comprises a first phase and a second phase. During the first phase, the switch is operated in the second position, and a flyback effect of the inductance provides an ionizing voltage for the stimulus signal. During the second phase, the second energy store releases energy for the stimulus signal at a voltage less than the ionizing voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventor: Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 9124117
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a charging device capable of precisely outputting charging power to a battery or the like within a broad voltage range of tens-to-hundreds of volts. This charging device comprises: a converter unit that outputs a charging voltage to a battery and a control unit that outputs a control signal of a pulse width determined on the basis of the voltage value of the charging voltage to a switching element of the converter unit, thereby setting the switching element to a conducting state for only a time corresponding to the pulse width. The control unit changes the output interval for the control signal in accordance with the output interval for the control signal as the voltage value of the charging voltage decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Nichicon Corporation
    Inventors: Haruto Sugishita, Shigeo Ohkuma, Takamasa Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 9086256
    Abstract: The device is a self-contained-defense-system. The entire unit is housed inside a blended set of athletic gloves and emits an electrical charge against an unwanted attacker. It can be utilized by men or women, both young and old, for personal safety. The electrical charge emitted is not strong enough to kill, but the voltage can be increased in order to assist the military and the police.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Martin Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 9078422
    Abstract: Animal deterrent apparatuses have an apparatus frame including an at least partially electrically-conductive main frame portion, an at least partially electrically-conductive electrified frame portion generally exterior to the main frame portion and at least one electrically-insulating element between the electrified frame portion and the main frame portion; a ground electrically connected to the main frame portion of the apparatus frame; and an electrifying source electrically connected to the electrified frame portion of the apparatus frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Dempsey D. Alford
  • Patent number: 9042077
    Abstract: The invention could be a stun glove and a method of operating the same, the stun gun could comprise a glove portion made from a laminate of an inside material and an outside material, the laminate forms a cavity adapted for covering at least a portion of a hand within at least a thumb sleeve; an electronic circuitry when activated by a trigger mechanism generates a pulsed electrical charge to a plurality of electrodes, the electronic circuitry being embedded within the laminate in a manner to expose each said electrode to a glove portion exterior; and the trigger mechanism located within the thumb sleeve so as to be proximate to a leading edge of a tip of the thumb sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HANDS DOWN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Douglas B Jones, Paul B. Reddis
  • Patent number: 9025304
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to various aspects of the present invention, produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by the target. The apparatus is used with a provided deployment unit that deploys an electrode away from the apparatus. The electrode conducts a current through the target. The apparatus includes a terminal; a producing sub-system for producing an electric arc to warn the target without conducting a current through the target; a conducting sub-system for conducting the current in series through the terminal and through the target; an initiating sub-system for initiating deployment of the electrode; and an operator interface. The operator interface facilitates selecting one or more cartridges of a set of cartridges to provide a stimulus signal to a target and/or display an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. D. Brundula, Milan Cerovic, Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 9013154
    Abstract: A firing circuit configured for complete discharge of a storage capacitor is provided with a storage capacitor, an inductor, a diode, a transistor switch having a gate to which the inductor and the diode are connected in series, the inductor and the capacitor being configured for inductor capacitor ringing, the inductive capacitive ringing creating upon initiation of the circuit a gate voltage at the gate above an initial capacitor voltage of the storage capacitor; and the diode blocking the discharge of the gate voltage ensuring that the capacitor can be fully discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Paul B. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9010003
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to various aspects of the present invention, produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by the target. The apparatus is used with a provided deployment unit that deploys an electrode away from the apparatus. The electrode conducts a current through the target. The apparatus includes a terminal; a producing sub-system for producing an electric arc to warn the target without conducting a current through the target; a conducting sub-system for conducting the current in series through the terminal and through the target; an initiating sub-system for initiating deployment of the electrode; and an operator interface. The operator interface facilitates selecting one or more cartridges of a set of cartridges to provide a stimulus signal to a target and/or display an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. D. Brundula, Milan Cerovic, Magne H. Nerheim
  • Patent number: 9010264
    Abstract: A rat guard and method utilizing a flexible shield affixed to a plastic sheath positioned on a mooring line to prevent entry onto or exit from the ship by vermin. An electric grid is positioned on an insulated pad on the sheath which is electrically connected to the shield for receiving power from an acoustical generator also connected to the shield and spaced therefrom. The acoustical generator directs ultrasonic acoustic signals in a variable frequency range toward the shield to frighten rats or other vermin therefrom. Should the acoustical signals not deter the vermin, the electric grid will shock any vermin making contact therewith to cause harm and frighten. The shield provides another obstacle to prevent advancement and is affixed to the sheath on the mooring line. The shield is flexible and remains in place during high winds and other adverse weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fjord, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Ratigan
  • Patent number: 8991085
    Abstract: An electrical weapon system includes a power supply; a control electronics connected to the power supply; and an electrode pair, wherein the control electronics are configured to deliver a voltage having a determined voltage level and modulation across the electrode pair based on the electrode pair coming into contact with a target, and wherein the electrode pair is integrated into clothing or equipment of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: David J. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150070813
    Abstract: An electrical weapon system includes a power supply; a control electronics connected to the power supply; and an electrode pair, wherein the control electronics are configured to deliver a voltage having a determined voltage level and modulation across the electrode pair based on the electrode pair coming into contact with a target, and wherein the electrode pair is integrated into clothing or equipment of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Raytheon Company
  • Patent number: 8976024
    Abstract: An electronic control device for interfering with locomotion by a human or animal target includes a processor and stimulus signal generator. Upon engagement of a trigger by an operator, a stimulus signal is provided to electrodes for a time period to interfere with the skeletal muscles of the target. An indication is provided to the operator corresponding to the time period to alert the operator before deactivation of the stimulus signal. In response to the alert, the operator may reengage the trigger to continue or resume the stimulus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Brave, Michael E. Gish, Patrick W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8953297
    Abstract: An electronic weapon has an installed deployment unit from which an electrode is launched. The electrode is tethered to the deployment unit by a wire or filament. According to various aspects of the present invention, a wire-tethered electrode for launching from a weapon, for impacting clothing of a human target, and for conducting a stimulus signal through the target to inhibit locomotion by the target includes an insulated wire, a spear, and a body. The wire mechanically couples the electrode to the weapon. The spear lodges in the clothing. The body has an interior. The interior confines the wire against the spear so that the stimulus signal ionizes air in a gap between an uninsulated end of the wire and the spear, and ionizes air between the barb and tissue of the target to facilitate conducting the stimulus signal through the spear and through the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventor: William David Gavin
  • Patent number: 8947848
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Musial, Abhinay R. Nagpal, Sandeep R. Patil, Dhaval K. Shah
  • Patent number: 8934213
    Abstract: The technologies disclosed herein introduce an electroshock weapon system for a mobile device. The system can discharge electrical energy as intended to be used as a means of self-defense. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a housing, an electroshock module and a battery. The housing has a shape adapted to secure to the mobile device, and the electroshock module and battery are positioned inside the housing. The electroshock module is configured to release an electric shock. The battery is configured to supply electrical power to the electroshock module and, optionally, the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Yellow Jacket, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Seth A. Froom, Trevor Reeves
  • Publication number: 20150002981
    Abstract: An electronic weapon with an installed deployment unit, from which wire-tethered electrodes are launched, provides a stimulus current through a target to inhibit locomotion by the target. A canister of compressed gas propels the electrodes. The canister is located in the deployment unit in a manner that facilitates the design and manufacture of a relatively narrow deployment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Scott L. Klug, Milan Cerovic
  • Publication number: 20140355167
    Abstract: There is provided a device and system for restraining detainees through devices attached to the detainees and configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur. Restraining devices may be activated by internal control systems or by external controllers that transmit activation signals to the restraining device. External controllers may be actuated by an external controlling entity such as a detention guard or other person or system, or may be controlled by an enabling signal sent by wired or wireless connections to the controller. There is also provided a system for detainee restraint where multiple detainees may be restrained collectively or individually in a controlled environment such as a detention facility, a jail, or a detainee transport vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Corbin Reese, Donald L. Pegg, Lucius L. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8896982
    Abstract: A deployment unit for an electronic control device (ECD) used as a weapon provides a current from a signal generator of the ECD through tissue of a human or animal target. The deployment unit includes a housing, an interface, a filament, and an electrode. The interface couples the housing to the signal generator. The filament includes a first end coupled to the interface for receiving the current and comprises a second end. The filament conducts the current for inhibiting voluntary movement by the target. The electrode, stored in the housing prior to deployment, mechanically couples the filament to the target when deployed. The electrode includes an assembly of a first part and a second part that after assembly cooperate to bind the second end of the filament to the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Beechey, Michael J. Campbell, Mark A. Hanchett
  • Publication number: 20140334058
    Abstract: An automated and remotely operated stun gun with integrated camera and laser sight, all incorporated within a housing, communicating either by hardwire or wireless to a control center, the camera, sight, and stun gun darts all embodied within a housing, capable of being moved for sighting purposes onto a suspect target, through the use of servo motors or other mechanical devices, so that once a target is sighted, the stun gun can be initiated, for disabling the suspect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: David W. Galvan, Dennis W. Horton, Luke Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140328000
    Abstract: An electric deterrent device and methods for installing and producing an electric deterrent device for delivering an electric shock to an animal, pest, or bird to be deterred, having the components of an elongated flexible non-conductive base to which the electrically conductive elements are coupled, where the conductive elements are coupled to base during the extrusion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bird Barrier America, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron A. Riddell