Electrodes for electronic weaponry and methods of manufacture

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8896982
APP PUB NO 20120170167A1
SERIAL NO

12983163

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC.SCOTTSDALE, AZ124

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beechey, Thomas W Scottsdale, US 3 3
Campbell, Michael J Scottsdale, US 31 830
Hanchett, Mark A Phoenix, US 17 23

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5786546 Stungun cartridge 53 1997
7434517 Stun gun dart having a retractable spear 10 2005
 
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (8)
5698815 Stun bullets 127 1995
7600337 Systems and methods for describing a deployment unit for an electronic weapon 7 2006
7602597 Systems and methods for immobilization using charge delivery 16 2006
7984676 Systems and methods for a rear anchored projectile 6 2007
2010/0315,755 Apparatus And Methods For Forming Electrodes For Electronic Weaponry And Deployment Units 7 2010
2010/0315,756 Apparatus And Methods For Coupling A Filament To An Electrode For Electronic Weaponry And Deployment Units 5 2010
8441771 Electronic weaponry with current spreading electrode 3 2010
2012/0019,975 Systems And Methods For Electrodes For Insulative Electronic Weaponry 2 2010
 
GRAPHIC CONTROLS CORPORATION (1)
5782761 Molded electrode 19 1996
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
6505082 Single pass lead system 63 2000
 
McNulty, Jr.; James (1)
5831199 Weapon for immobilization and capture 62 1997
 
SUN BIOMEDICAL, LTD (1)
7100514 Piezoelectric incapacitation projectile 15 2003
 
ADC DSL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2003/0073,338 Housing for telecommunications module 2 2001
 
SAFARILAND, LLC (2)
7444939 Ammunition for electrical discharge weapon 7 2005
7444940 Variable range ammunition cartridge for electrical discharge weapon 6 2005
 
LIFE SPINE, INC. (1)
2009/0177,230 OSTEOINTEGRATION APPARATUS 11 2009
 
Cardell Corporation (1)
5100346 Micropin connector system 25 1991
 
INTEGRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2005/0033,397 Low cost electrical stimulation and shock devices manufactured from conductive loaded resin-based materials 13 2004
 
ORATEC INTERVENTIONS, INC. (1)
6461357 Electrode for electrosurgical ablation of tissue 49 1999
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
UED ASSOCIATES, TRUSTEE FOR UNDERWATER ELECTROCUTION DEVICE CRT TRUST (1)
* 9125389 Underwater electrocution device 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 May 25, 2018
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 May 25, 2022
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 May 25, 2026
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00