Ammunition for electrical discharge weapon

  • US 7,444,939 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2005
  • Issued: 11/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An ammunition cartridge for an electrical discharge weapon comprising:

  • a housing having an exterior surface and a first dart chamber and a second dart chamber located within the housing;

    a first wire tethered dart positioned in the first dart chamber and connected to a first electrical contact;

    a second wire tethered dart positioned in the second dart chamber and connected to a second electrical contact;

    a primer having a chemical propellant for launching the first and second wire tethered darts;

    a contact probe extending from the first electrical contact to a front surface of the ammunition cartridge;

    a contact probe extending from the second electrical contact to a front surface of the ammunition cartridge;

    the first electrical contact is positioned on a side surface of the housing;

    the second electrical contact is positioned on a side surface of the housing opposite the first electrical contact whereby an electrical arc path may cross the exterior surface of the housing.

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