Projector of fluid with electric charge, of portable type
Laser lightning rod system
Apparatus for transmitting electric current by concentric channels of ionized gas
Non-lethal self defense device
Portable self-defense device
Method and apparatus for delivering electric currents to remote targets
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ApplicationNo. 597395 filed on 02/08/1996
US Classes:89/1.11, WAGING WAR361/213, By charged gas irradiation361/232For application to living beings
ExaminersPrimary: Carone, Michael J.
Assistant: Montgomery, Christopher K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH01T 023/00
AbstractA non-lethal weapon for temporarily immobilizing a target subject by means of muscular tetanization in which the tetanization is produced by conducting a precisely-modulated electrical current through the target. Because the electrical current is a close replication of the physiological neuroelectric impulses which control striated muscle tissue, it tetanizes the subject's skeletal muscles without causing any perceptible sensation. The transmission of this current to the distant target is via two channels of electrically conductive air. The conductive channels are created by multi-photon and collisional ionization within the paths of two beams of coherent (laser) or columnated incoherent ultraviolet radiation directed to the target. A single beam may be used to tetanize a grounded target. The high-voltage tetanizing current flows from electrodes at the origin of the beams along the channels of free electrons within them.