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STUNNING OPTION FOR TWO-WAY RADIOS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006038D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mike DeLuca: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Virtually all Law Enforcement Officers carry two way radios. These radios have high capacity batteries and whip antennas. The radios are used to, among other things, indicate that an emergency situation is at hand. At times, in the performance of their duties, an emergency situation may arise where police officers may need to defend themselves or discipline criminals while needing additional help.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

STUNNING OPTION FOR TWO-WAY RADIOS

by Mike DeLuca and Charles A. Hahs, Jr.

  Virtually all Law Enforcement Officers carry two way radios. These radios have high capacity batteries and whip antennas. The radios are used to, among other things, indicate that an emergency situation is at

hand. At times, in the performance of their duties, an emergency situation may arise where police officers may need to defend themselves or discipline criminals while needing additional help.

  This invention incorporates a high voltage transformer within a conventional two way radio. The high voltage transformer is connected to the high capacity battery and produces a high voltage electrical shock at the tip of the antenna. A switch on the surface of the radio activates the high voltage transformer which, when the tip of the antenna is placed within close proximity of the criminal, may be used to impart a stunning shock, thereby disabling the criminal. Since such an action is indicative of an emergency situation, the invention additionally generates an emergency call, thus the invention has the additional feature of automatically transmitting an emergency call in response to the shocking of the criminal. Thus a criminal is disabled and the police

force is alerted to the situation in a single action by the officer. This invention has an additional advantage of preventing abuse of the invention since every activation of the high v...