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Magne H Nerheim, Steven N D Brundula, Nache D Shekarri, Patrick W Smith: Systems and methods for modular electronic weaponry. TASER International, William R Bachand, August 17, 2010: US07778004 (154 worldwide citation)

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 bus; a plurali ...


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Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim: Systems and methods for immobilization. TASER International, William R Bachand, October 9, 2007: US07280340 (26 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for immobilizing a target such as a human or animal with a stimulus signal coupled to the target via electrodes provide the stimulus signal in accordance with a strike stage, a hold stage, and a rest stage. Systems include a launch device and separate projectile, where the projec ...


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Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim: Systems and methods for immobilization using selected electrodes. TASER International, William R Bachand, June 6, 2006: US07057872 (23 worldwide citation)

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 energy or charge ...


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Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim: Systems and methods using an electrified projectile. TASER International, William R Bachand, May 9, 2006: US07042696 (19 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for immobilizing a target includes electrodes deployed after contact is made between the apparatus and the target. Spacing of deployed electrodes may be more accurate and/or more repeatable for more effective delivery of an immobilizing stimulus signal.


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Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim: Systems and methods for immobilization using charge delivery. TASER International, William R Bachand, October 13, 2009: US07602597 (17 worldwide citation)

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 energy or charge ...


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Steven N D Brundula, Magne H Nerheim, Milan Cerovic, Patrick W Smith: Systems and methods for electronic weaponry with deployment unit detection. TASER International, William R Bachand, December 15, 2009: US07631452 (14 worldwide citation)

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 processing circuit pe ...


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Magne H Nerheim: Systems and methods for electronic weaponry having audio and/or video recording capability. TASER International, William R Bachand, April 29, 2008: US07363742 (12 worldwide citation)

An electronic control device includes an audio and/or video recorder, for example, packaged as a user-replaceable battery module. The audio and/or video recorder records audio and/or video information for a period beginning prior to receiving of a signal by the module. The signal may be a trigger si ...


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Paul J Hughes, Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim, Ryan C Markle, Nache D Sheharri, John F Szakach: Systems and methods for conditional use of a product. TASER International, William R Bachand, Lawrence Letham, May 1, 2012: US08166693 (11 worldwide citation)

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; performing an operation o ...


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Jason J Holt, Patrick W Smith, Magne H Nerheim, Ryan C Markle: Systems and methods for qualified registration. TASER International, William R Bachand, December 14, 2010: US07849624 (11 worldwide citation)

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 consumer has provi ...


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Magne H Nerheim, Ryan C Markle, Matthew T Carver, Nache Shekarri: Systems and methods for illuminating a spark gap in an electric discharge weapon. Taser International, William R Bachand, February 26, 2008: US07336472 (10 worldwide citation)

An electric discharge weapon includes a high voltage circuit, a control circuit, and a light source. The high voltage circuit includes a spark gap having a breakdown voltage affected by light. A magnitude of an electric discharge of the weapon is related to the breakdown voltage of the spark gap. Un ...



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