Infantry wearable information and weapon system

  • US 6,899,539 B1
  • Filed: 02/17/2000
  • Issued: 05/31/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A portable, wearable, weapon information system for collecting, coordinating, and communicating information, said system being capable of providing real-time situational awareness in armed conflict conditions, said system comprising:

  • a power supply;

    a computer for controlling functions of said apparatus;

    a software interface for interacting with said computer;

    a display for displaying information processed by said computer;

    a weapon communicably connected to said computer, and having a trigger for firing said weapon;

    said weapon having a grip for handling said weapon, said grip located adjacent said trigger; and

    said weapon having a barrel including a bore, said bore having an axis extending longitudinally therethrough;

    wherein said software interface is controlled by a weapon mounted cursor control device mounted on said weapon, said weapon mounted cursor control device comprising;

    a control mechanism for positioning a cursor, said control mechanism being so located on a rear facing portion of said grip such that both a right and left handed user can access said control mechanism employing a thumb while maintaining contact with said trigger with a finger; and

    an actuating mechanism for performing control, selection, and action functions on said software interface; and

    wherein said weapon mounted cursor control device is communicably connected to a first software interface embodied in a computer readable medium, said first software interface providing a click-and-carry method of cursor control and including a cursor and graphical icons, said click-and-carry method comprising in sequence;

    orienting said cursor at a first location proximal a graphical icon displayed on said first software interface;

    depressing said actuating mechanism to select said graphical icon;

    releasing said actuating mechanism;

    orienting said cursor at a second location physically separate from said first location;

    depressing said actuating mechanism to release said graphical icon at said second location.

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