Electrical weapon having controller for timed current through target and date/time recording

  • US 7,234,262 B2
  • Filed: 12/02/2005
  • Issued: 06/26/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dart weapon for interfering with locomotion by a human being or animal target, the weapon for use with each of a plurality of replaceable cartridges, each cartridge having at least one wire-tethered dart and a propellant that propels the dart, the weapon comprising:

  • a receiver that receives a particular cartridge of the plurality of cartridges;

    a power supply coupled to the receiver for conducting a high voltage pulsed current from the power supply through the wire-tethered dart of the particular cartridge; and

    a microprocessor programmed(1) to track date and time,(2) to activate via the power supply the propellant of the particular cartridge,(3) to maintain for a period the current from the power supply, and(4) to record tracked date and time in accordance with activation of the propellant of the particular cartridge and in accordance with respective activation of each other cartridge of the plurality received by the receiver, wherein the current, through the target, interferes with use by the target of the skeletal muscles of the target during the period.

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