Non-lethal projectile for delivering an inhibiting substance to a living target

  • US 6,393,992 B1
  • Filed: 04/09/1999
  • Issued: 05/28/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a frangible projectile to be impacted with a target;

    the frangible projectile comprising a rigid frangible shell having a thickness and a volume formed within, wherein the rigid frangible shell ruptures upon impact with the target; and

    an inhibiting substance contained within the volume and occupying at least about 50% of the volume;

    wherein the inhibiting substance comprising a powdered inhibiting substance, wherein upon impact with the target the rigid frangible shell ruptures radially dispersing the powdered inhibiting substance proximate to the target into a cloud; and

    wherein the inhibiting substance comprises powdered oleoresin capsicum.

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