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Title:
Phazer A-Tact system
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The primary A-tact systems allow individuals to create a barrier in a hostile environment and still defend themselves. An area such as a cockpit or a room deemed a safe room to protect the individuals inside without exposing them to a confrontation. The A-tact system can locate a threat and neutralize it without the use of deadly force. Using cameras, the system is activated by the Systems Operator. The system then defends the area by one of three means. Either, infrared, pressure switch or proximity switch. Several heads are mounted together forming a power bar. The power bar targets and electronically stuns and immobilizes the aggressor. In an airplane, the Systems Operator can target 8 individuals plus the cockpit door is designed to defend itself from 2 more aggressors. The aggressors can be restrained still attached to the wire system and reactivated at any time.


Inventors:
Rivera, Felix (Puerto Real, PR, US)
Application Number:
10/284325
Publication Date:
05/06/2004
Filing Date:
10/31/2002
Assignee:
RIVERA FELIX
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
244/118.5, 340/573.1, 340/574, 701/3
International Classes:
F41H13/00; F42B12/54; (IPC1-7): F41A1/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Felix, Rivera (P.O. Box 4141, Puerto Real, PR, 00740, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is as follows:



1. This is a piston driven system firing electronic energized darts to defend life and property.

2. The system has several power heads linked together to form a power bar.

3. The power bar fires all its heads simultaneously to defend an area.

4. The system allows a person to defend an area while being outside the area of engagement.

5. The system uses non-lethal DC current.

6. The aviation systems allows for targeting multiple aggressors and restricting the area of engagement including cockpit doors.

7. The system can work in conjunction with several systems that will dial 911 and give police the GPS co ordinance of the systems firing (taxi & home).

Description:

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0001] The Phazer A-Tact System has 6 major components. The A-Tact system is controlled by the systems operator (aviation model), or individuals (home and mobile model). The systems operator can be inside the cockpit, galley or other areas protected. The cockpit door is also defended by 2 individual power bars (similar to the armed chair). If attacked the door can defend itself. The systems operator on the aviation model has an ultraviolet camera spotting the targets for each individual armed chair. The armed chairs have an ultraviolet paint patch that can only be seen through the camera. This allows the S.O. to target the individual with accuracy. When the target is determined the systems primary switch is turned on. When the target is located and approaching the armed chair, power from the S.O. is sent and activates the infrared system. The six main components are the primary switch, the activation switch (infrared, proximity sensor or pressure switch), the servo system, the micro switch to power unit, the firing piston and the power head. The primary switch energizes the activation switch. The activation switch energizes the servo system; the servo system deploys all gas pistons into the firing head. This in turn release nitrogen gas into the power head therefore firing the power darts. In the retracted position the gas channel is outside of the power head. This is a major safety factor. If for some reason (ex. Decompression of a plane) the gas cylinder were to depressurize the gases are vented outside of the power head. This assures that the power darts in chamber cannot fire. In the detonation sequence the piston is rammed forward and a pierce pin evacuates the gas cylinders. In this position the piston evacuation ports are aligned with the evacuation channel allowing the gas to travel into the dart chamber thus firing. At the very moment the pistons are rammed forward the servo bar activates the micro switches, closing the switch and allowing current to the power unit, therefore activating it. The servo has a micro timer. This allows power to go from the power unit, to the wire, to the darts. The servo then holds the switch in place for a predetermined time (ex. 4 seconds). After the predetermined time the servo releases the switch for another predetermined time (ex. 90 seconds). At this point the servo recycles again and again until the power is cut to the infrared system. The system can be reactivated into the target anytime it is deemed necessary. Upon detonation of the gas cylinders evacuation takes place firing the energized dart system. In general, the target is with in 4 to 6 feet. The energized darts enter the target with each system (power head) delivering 150,000 volts DC. All neutral electrical systems are tied together so that in the event of a positive dart missing its target from one head, the next positive dart would complete the circuit and still deliver a full 150,000-volt current. This voltage has been proven effective to disable an individual. Since the A-tact system is a battery of power heads, it is possible for an individual to receive up to a 600,000 volt DC charge. Depending on how many darts hit the target. Some hand held stun systems of this voltage already exist and have been proven effective and none lethal. When the subject is bound in the aviation or mobile systems, they maybe placed in the seat still attached and can be controlled and subdued by the systems operator until authorities arrive. In the aviation model, all darts missing their target enter a rubber shield panel in the opposing seat, protecting innocent individuals.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Since Sep. 11, 2001, the world has changed immensely. We have had numerous problems in the airlines in security. Air rage is at an all time high. Our security status in the airlines is critical. It has affected our lives so much as to cripple the airline industry. Why? Most people are afraid to fly. There are not enough sky marshals and there never will be. It is almost impossible to have a highly trained expensive marshal on every flight 24 hours a day. The taxi systems in our cities have the unions screaming. Last year there were many taxi drivers murdered, while on their routes. All from robberies or attempts of. They have no way to fight what is behind them. A woman is raped every 3 minutes in the U.S., many in their homes. Those who have been raped cannot sleep at night because they live in fear. Maybe they will come back or find them. Many people do not want guns in the house, yet must in order to protect the home. In this, during the year, children have found those guns and they are now gone. Many people that have guns have had them used on themselves, or if they shoot, don't hit the target. I created A-tact systems as a non lethal system to protect airlines, home and the transit industry. The system takes away the human fear portion of a confrontation, by eliminating the defendant from the room. Once armed, the system is lying in wait. When the aggressor approaches to start his attack, the A-tact system arms it self and fires a non lethal electronic dart that immobilizes the attacker. It will then recycle every 90 seconds and keep them immobile until authorities arrive or the person is bound (ex. Plastic cuffs). When the aggressor is secured (as in a plane) they remain hooked to the system. The system operator may re-engage the system at any time and subdue the person. In the case of domestic violence, such as a estranged spouse, the family can temporarily disarm the unit and leave the premises and re-arm the unit. Meanwhile taking shelter of a neighbor or friend and let the authorities handle the person. We have had children taken from their homes, never to be seen again. We have one system that guards hallways while families sleep. Phazer A-Tact Systems, a non-lethal weapons system for today. In the airlines industry, the Systems Operator, can immobilize 8 aggressors, with out being in the same cabin. The targeting system will not create any collateral damage and therefore makes it possible to have electronic marshals on board (8 of them and 2 guarding the cockpit door). Phazer A-Tact Systems, protecting airlines, public transportation and homes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS, PHOTOS AND DEPICTIONS

[0003] FIG. 1, depicts an armed chair with a power bar and panel installed in an airplane.

[0004] FIG. 2, depicts an armed chair with its ultraviolet targeting patch.

[0005] FIG. 3, depicts a power bar unit installed on a door.

[0006] FIG. 4, depicts a cut away of a power head and itemizing its parts, also a frontal view.

[0007] FIG. 5, depicts a cutaway of the right and left views with itemization of parts.

[0008] FIG. 6, depicts the safety features of the piston in the non-firing and firing positions.

[0009] FIG. 7, depicts a power unit connected to a power head.

[0010] FIG. 8, depicts the connection points from the power unit to the power head.

[0011] FIG. 9, depicts the micro switch installed and its position related to the piston.

[0012] FIG. 10, depicts the piston exhaust ports and the relative gas flow when fired.

[0013] FIG. 11, depicts a power bar with its servo in the firing sequence.

[0014] FIG. 12, depicts the relationship between the control panel, trigger switches and servo.

[0015] FIG. 13, is a drawing of the power head body.

[0016] FIG. 14, is a drawing of the piston

[0017] FIG. 15, is a drawing of the pierce pin which is installed in the piston.

[0018] FIG. 16, is a drawing of the power dart and its connection points for the power line.

[0019] FIG. 17, is a drawing of the gas cylinder that is seated in the power head body.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0020] The following is a detailed description in function and physical Character. The system has a detection system to access threat. In this the Systems Operator (S.O.) determines one or more threatening activities in the areas of concern. On the aviation model, the cameras are ultraviolet capable cameras to detect special paints that are sprayed onto the Armed chairs. All other models will have micro cameras. The cameras transmit their signal to small flat screen T.V. systems. All systems have a VCR for recording purposes. If a threat is determined the S.O. then activates his control panel. The Panel receives power from a DC power system, whether it is in a plane, Mobil vehicle or home. Upon eminent threat assessment the control panel sends DC power via, multiple paired cables in the aviation system to individual armed chairs. There is a single pair cable in vehicle and home models. This powers up one of three systems as a primary or detonation switch which remains closed. These systems would be either a infrared system, a proximity sensor or a body mounted pressure switch. In the vehicle system the control switch and the pressure switch are in the same unit, usually mounted on a garter, worn on the drivers left thigh. When either of these devices are activated they send power to two servo's via a two wire system. Upon energizing the servo, the servo pulls in on the piston bar, ramming the piston into the power head. At this moment the piston bar also activates the micro switch that closes the switch to a separate power source in the power unit (individual 100 to 200 thousand volt units). The servo is held in the closed position for 4 seconds. As the piston was sent forward it pierces a 1 inch×⅜ inch gas cylinder, a pierce pin then releases the gas from the cylinder. The power unit is now energized and the gas flows from the piston system into the aligned channels to the dart barrel, the pressurized barrel causes the energized darts to fly, at approximately 300 feet per second. The power was transferred to the darts via an attached fine wire plastic coated from the power unit to the power head.. A 150,000 volt DC current is transferred from the power unit to the dart and held there for 4 seconds. A micro timer in the servo then opens or pushes the piston bar back and opens the circuit on the micro switch. This cuts power to the darts. The servo then is timed for an additional 90 seconds and recycles until the power is cut, via the main control panel. While the aggressor is still attached to the darting system the unit can be re-energized at any time from the main panel. The Piston and power head and power bar body are made in a Plastic injector mold. The systems uniqueness is the piston drive (or firing system). The piston exhaust ports being outside of the body before it fires gives it a added measure of safety. The Power units may be contained in the same housing (airline model) or a separate housing and attached by electric cable (14 guage) (home and vehicle units).

[0021] Explanation of the preferred embodiment

[0022] The Phazer A-Tact System (aviation) is initiated bye the Systems Operator (S.O.). The S.O. can see all activities through multiple ultraviolet cameras. These cameras let the S.O. identify the chairs that are armed. All chairs will have panels that will make them all seem as if they are armed. It is the ultraviolet cameras that will allow the S.O. to see the color coded patch for that individual plane. All seats like the Phazer power panel will have patches, but only security personnel will have access to the codes to identify the armed devices. Upon assessment of a possible threat The S.O. activates the main switch (WI) which gets it power from the main power buss (X1). All actions are recorded. When The S.O. determines a danger or an assault in progress he is able to locate the nearest armed chair to the individual. As the aggressor approaches the chair the S.O. powers on the armed chair flipping switch W2 sending power to the infrared or proximity sensor (V). These switches getting power from a single pair Power line (X2) to the Infrared switch. When the light beam is broken the circuit is closed and the power then travels to the servo (U) through the wire (X3). The infrared switch (V) stays in the closed position until it is reset. The servo has a micro timer in which it will move and fire for 4 seconds, then return to the off position for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds it recycles until the S.O. resets the whole system, thus allowing the S.O. to neutralize multiple targets or threats. As the servo slams forward the power bar (Y) pushes in the piston (B) and engages the micro switch (S) simultaneously, linking the power unit(T) to the power head (A) thus energizing the darts (H). The power bar pushes in on the piston base (B) and slides the piston into the power head body (A).As the piston rams forward the pierce pin (J) pierces the Gas cylinder cap (K). In this moment the gas exits through the Pierce pin (J) and into the exhaust ports (F).The O-ring (C) seals any leaks between the piston (B) and the body (A). The Gases travel from the exhaust channel (F) into the dart barrels (E). A foam rubber wad (M) seals any escape of gas from the dart barrels (E) thus forcing the Wad (M) out of the chamber against the base of the power darts (H). When the piston pierced the Gas cylinder (I) the power bar engaged the micro switch (S) closing the circuit and linking the power unit (T) to the power head (A). This will send power to the power lines (N) in the line lockers. The energized darts (H) exit the barrels (E) energized and hit the target and immobilizes the aggressor. Two Power bars mounted on the cockpit door have the same capabilities and procedures.