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TASER International, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
TASER International, Inc.
Address:
Scottsdale, AZ
No. of patents:
68
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D651679 Cartridge for an electronic control device January 3, 2012
D638090 Projectile May 17, 2011
D630290 Three cartridge electronic control device January 4, 2011
D602109 Cartridge for electronic control device October 13, 2009
D570948 Cartridge for an electronic control device June 10, 2008
D567879 Electronic control device April 29, 2008
D560723 Electronic control device January 29, 2008
D508277 Gun August 9, 2005
D504489 Gun April 26, 2005
8587918 Systems and methods for electrodes for insulative electronic weaponry November 19, 2013
An electronic weapon with an installed deployment unit, from which at least one tethered electrode is launched, provides a stimulus current through a target to inhibit locomotion by the target. The wire tether, also called a filament, conducts the stimulus current. The one or more el
8572876 Systems and methods for detecting use of an electronic control device November 5, 2013
A system detects that an electronic control device for inhibiting use of skeletal muscles by a human or animal target has been used. The system includes a radio receiver and a circuit. The electronic control device causes a radio signal when used. The circuit detects a plurality of p
8254080 Systems and methods for providing current to inhibit locomotion August 28, 2012
An electronic weapon inhibits locomotion by a human or animal target by conducting a stimulus signal through the target. The electronic weapon includes an inductance, first and second energy stores, and a switch. The switch has a first position and a second position and is in series with
8171850 Conditional activation of a cartridge May 8, 2012
A weapon conditionally activates a cartridge. The cartridge has a projectile and a first mechanical feature. The weapon includes an activator and a station. The activator includes a second mechanical feature. The station positions the cartridge so that the first feature opposes the s
8166693 Systems and methods for conditional use of a product May 1, 2012
A method performed by a weapon, includes interacting with a user of the weapon to receive a first code; determining whether the first code is consistent with a second code in a memory of the weapon to produce a result of determining; testing whether the weapon is in a zone; performin
8166690 Systems and methods for indicating properties of a unit for deployment for electronic weaponry May 1, 2012
An electronic weapon may be used with a unit for deployment to cause skeletal muscle contractions in a human or animal target. The unit for deployment when electrically coupled to the electronic weapon, may include at least two electrodes, an indicator, and a propellant for deploying
8154845 Systems and methods for arc energy regulation and pulse delivery April 10, 2012
An apparatus for interfering with locomotion of a target by conducting a current through the target. The apparatus includes, according to various aspects of the present invention, a transformer, a resistance in series with the secondary winding of the transformer, and a detector that
8107213 Systems and methods for immobilization using pulse series January 31, 2012
A cartridge for a system that uses a stimulus signal for immobilizing a human or animal target includes a propellant and a projectile propelled away from about the cartridge by the propellant. The projectile includes a power supply, a waveform generator, and several electrodes. The w
8104407 Systems and methods for deploying an electrode using torsion January 31, 2012
An electrified projectile, according to various aspects of the present invention, delivers a current through electrodes and through a target. The projectile stows the electrodes with a film and deploys the electrodes in the absence of the film. Deployment is accomplished by a release
8098474 Systems and methods for immobilization using pulse series January 17, 2012
A cartridge for a system that uses a stimulus signal for immobilizing a human or animal target includes a propellant and a projectile propelled away from about the cartridge by the propellant. The projectile includes a power supply, a waveform generator, and several electrodes. The w
8096076 Systems and methods for a covered deployment unit for electronic weaponry January 17, 2012
A deployment unit for use with an electronic weapon includes a body, an electrode, an electrical interface and tether wire, and a cover. The body has a cavity with an opening. The electrode is stored in the cavity. The electrical interface and tether wire conduct a current from the e
8087335 Systems and methods for repeating area denial January 3, 2012
Systems and methods inhibit locomotion of a human or animal target in a denial zone. Acquiring the target includes forming a prediction of at least two locations of impact on the target and testing the prediction according to criteria that may include whether the locations are within a
8061073 Systems and methods for a launch device and deployment unit November 22, 2011
An electronic weapon system includes a terminal for a local stun function, a deployment unit for a remote stun function, and a barrier, removal of which during deployment enables a circuit for the remote stun function that includes the terminal. A method performed by an electronic we
8045316 Systems and methods for predicting remaining battery capacity October 25, 2011
A system according to various aspects of the present invention predicts remaining battery capacity for a battery used by a device. The system includes a memory that stores indicia of remaining battery capacity and a plurality of predefined increments of battery capacity consumption. The
8020481 Systems and methods for modular area denial September 20, 2011
A system for performing a function with respect to a zone includes a controller, a network, and a plurality of subsystems. The controller issues a first series of commands. Each command of the first series has a first ordinal. The plurality of subsystems is coupled to the controller
7986506 Systems and methods for arc energy regulation and pulse delivery July 26, 2011
An apparatus for interfering with locomotion of a target by conducting a current through a load that includes an ionizable path. The apparatus includes, according to various aspects of the present invention, an energy source, an ionization detector, a charge detector, a controller, a
7984676 Systems and methods for a rear anchored projectile July 26, 2011
A round, according to various aspects of the present invention, comprises an electrified projectile and a case. The projectile delivers a current through a target to incapacitate the target by causing skeletal muscle contractions. The case mechanically couples to a rear portion of the
7984579 Systems and methods for electronic weaponry that detects properties of a unit for deployment July 26, 2011
An electronic weapon, when combined with a unit for deployment, causes skeletal muscle contractions in a human or animal target. According to the present invention, a launch controller for an electronic weapon includes a detector, a stimulus signal generator, and a switch. When the s
7952850 Systems and methods for an electronic demotivator having a recovery switch May 31, 2011
An electronic demotivator demotivates a human by passing current via electrodes in tissue or spaced from tissue by a gap. The demotivator includes first and second energy sources, a power supply, and a switch. The first source couples to a first circuit for transferring energy throug
7944676 Systems and methods for collecting use of force information May 17, 2011
An apparatus records a use of force. The apparatus includes a weapon that initiates application of the force against a target, being a person or animal, to stop undesired behavior by the target. The apparatus further includes a processing circuit that provides, after an operation of the
7936552 Systems and methods for immobilizing with change of impedance May 3, 2011
An apparatus produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by an animal or human target. The apparatus is used with at least one electrode for conducting a current through the target. The apparatus may be implemented as an electronic disabling device. The
7916446 Systems and methods for immobilization with variation of output signal power March 29, 2011
Locomotion by a target is inhibited by passing a current through the target according to various aspects of the present invention. For instance, a circuit having a processor and a signal generator controlled by the processor to provide the current may perform a method that includes:
7900388 Systems and methods for a user interface for electronic weaponry March 8, 2011
An apparatus, according to various aspects of the present invention, produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by the target. The apparatus is used with a provided deployment unit that deploys an electrode away from the apparatus. The electrode conduc
7891128 Systems and methods for local and remote stun functions in electronic weaponry February 22, 2011
An electronic weapon system includes a terminal for a local stun function, a deployment unit for a remote stun function, and a barrier, removal of which during deployment enables a circuit for the remote stun function that includes the terminal. A method performed by an electronic weapon
7891127 Systems and methods for deploying electrodes from a covered cavity for electronic weaponry February 22, 2011
An electronic weapon impedes locomotion by a target by conducting a current through an electrode and through the target to produce contractions in skeletal muscles of the target. The weapon may include a deployment unit to deploy one or more electrodes in trajectories toward the targ
7856929 Systems and methods for deploying an electrode using torsion December 28, 2010
An electrified projectile, according to various aspects of the present invention, delivers a current through electrodes and through a target. The projectile stows the electrodes with a film and deploys the electrodes in the absence of the film. Deployment is accomplished by a release
7849624 Systems and methods for qualified registration December 14, 2010
A product is sold at retail in an unusable state. Activation of the product does not require any steps be taken by the retail seller. To activate the product, the purchaser uses a phone or personal computer to interact with a registration server for this type of product. Alter the co
7821766 Systems and methods for pulse delivery October 26, 2010
An apparatus for interfering with locomotion of a target by conducting a current through the target includes according to various aspects of the present invention a transformer, a capacitance, a charge detector, and a processor. The transformer has a secondary winding that is coupled to
7800885 Systems and methods for immobilization using a compliance signal group September 21, 2010
A method for immobilization of a human or animal target passes a current through a circuit that includes tissue of the target. The current causes pain compliance or interferes with skeletal muscle control by the target. The method includes in any practical order: (a) generating a first
7782592 Dual operating mode electronic disabling device August 24, 2010
An electronic disabling device includes first and second electrodes positionable to establish first and second spaced apart contact points on a target having a high impedance air gap existing between at least one of the electrodes and the target. The power supply generates a first high
7778004 Systems and methods for modular electronic weaponry August 17, 2010
An apparatus produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by the target. The apparatus is used with a provided deployment unit that deploys an electrode away from the apparatus. The electrode conducts a current through the target. The apparatus includes a
7701692 Systems and methods for projectile status reporting April 20, 2010
A projectile provides a stimulus signal through a human or animal target for immobilizing the target. The projectile includes a transceiver and a waveform generator. The transceiver receives a first signal and transmits a second signal. The waveform generator provides the stimulus signal
7673411 Systems and methods for electrode drag compensation March 9, 2010
A method is performed by an electronic weapon system. The electronic weapon system is aimed in a first direction toward a target. The method includes, deploying an electrode of the system in a second direction different from the first direction, to compensate for drag of a tether wir
7631452 Systems and methods for electronic weaponry with deployment unit detection December 15, 2009
A launch device, according to various aspects of the present invention, stuns a target. The launch device includes a detector and a processing circuit. The detector detects indicia from a provided deployment unit. The deployment unit deploys an electrode to stun the target. The proce
7602598 Systems and methods for immobilizing using waveform shaping October 13, 2009
An apparatus produces contractions in skeletal muscles of a target to impede locomotion by an animal of human target. The apparatus is used with at least one electrode for conducting a current through the target. The apparatus may be implemented as an electronic disabling device. The
7602597 Systems and methods for immobilization using charge delivery October 13, 2009
Systems and methods for immobilizing a target such as a human or animal with a stimulus signal coupled to the target via numerous electrodes select particular electrodes to use for the stimulus signal. Subsets of electrodes may be tested by applying a test signal and monitoring the e
7600337 Systems and methods for describing a deployment unit for an electronic weapon October 13, 2009
A method is performed by a deployment unit for an electronic weapon. The method includes describing the apparatus to a launch device of the weapon; and propelling the electrode in response to the launch device. The electrode conducts a current through a provided target to impede loco
7586733 Systems and methods for immobilization with time monitoring September 8, 2009
An apparatus for impeding locomotion by a human or animal target conducts a current through the target. The apparatus includes a trigger, a circuit, and a display. The trigger provides a signal. The circuit, responsive to the signal, provides the current for an interval as a series o
7580237 Systems and methods for immobilization with repetition rate control August 25, 2009
An apparatus impedes locomotion by a human or animal target by conducting a current through the target. The apparatus includes a battery, a circuit, and a processor. The circuit charges a capacitance to a predetermined voltage and discharges the capacitance to provide a pulse of the
7570476 Systems and methods for an electronic control device with date and time recording August 4, 2009
An apparatus impedes locomotion by a target. The apparatus is used with a provided electrode for conducting a current through the target. The apparatus includes a trigger, a circuit, a memory, and a signal generator. The circuit is responsive to the trigger. The signal generator, res
7520081 Electric immobilization weapon April 21, 2009
An improved electric weapon immobilizes a target by conducting a current through an electrode and through the target. The weapon includes a circuit that outputs a pulse pattern having a first pulse, a second pulse of opposite polarity compared to the first pulse, and a period of no o
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