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Patrick W Smith: Hand-held stun gun for incapacitating a human target. Taser International, Thomas G Watkins III, October 21, 2003: US06636412 (277 worldwide citation)

A hand-held stun gun incapacitates a human target by generating a series of powerful electrical output pulses across first and second spaced apart output terminals in response to closure of a trigger. A battery power supply includes an electronic switch, an energy storage capacitor and a transformer ...


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Patrick W Smith: Less lethal weapons and methods for halting locomotion. TASER International, William R Bachand, July 11, 2006: US07075770 (231 worldwide citation)

A hand-held stun gun incapacitates a human target by generating a series of powerful electrical output pulses of pulse energy of from 0.9 Joules to 10 Joules which generate a series of output current pulses have an RMS current flow of from 100 milliamps to 500 milliamps when the first and second out ...


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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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Patrick W Smith: Electrical weapon having controller for timed current through target and date/time recording. TASER International, William R Bachand, June 26, 2007: US07234262 (17 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for interfering with locomotion by a human or animal target includes a microprocessor programmed to track date and time, to initiate and maintain for a period an electrical current, and to record tracked date and time for each initiation of the current. The current, when conducted throu ...


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Patrick W Smith: Less lethal weapons for multiple shots. Taser International, William R Bachand, January 2, 2007: US07158362 (17 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for interfering with locomotion by one or more targets being animal or human, uses a plurality of delivery circuits that each deliver current through any target of the one or more targets. The apparatus includes a capacitance, a switch, a trigger; and a control circuit that controls the ...


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Patrick W Smith, David K DuBay: Systems and methods for collecting use of force information. TASER International, William R Bachand, May 17, 2011: US07944676 (16 worldwide citation)

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 weapon, indi ...



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