Global Patent Index - EP 1484573 A1

EP 1484573 A1 2004-12-08 - Non-lethal projectile

Title (en)

Non-lethal projectile

Title (de)

Nicht tödliches Geschoss

Title (fr)

Projectile non mortel

Publication

EP 1484573 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 04013195 A

Priority

US 47570503 P

Abstract (en)

The present invention is a projectile comprising a non-lethal payload (50), a frangible composite case (10), an air-bursting fuze (40), and at least one explosive (30). The projectile is adaptable to any medium or large caliber ammunition. After being launched from a gun system towards an intended target, the fuze mechanism triggers a first explosive charge that causes a blast force to disintegrate the composite case into sufficiently small particles so that the particles rapidly decelerate to a non-lethal state. The explosive charge may also create an overpressure wave to disorient or incapacitate the target. Other non-lethal payloads, such as aerosols or rubber pellets, may be included within the walls of the frangible case. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F42B 12/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F42B 12/24 (2006.01); F42B 12/32 (2006.01); F42B 12/50 (2006.01); F42B 12/56 (2006.01); F42B 12/76 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F42B 12/76 (2013.01); F42B 12/32 (2013.01); F42B 12/50 (2013.01); F42B 12/56 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1484573 A1 20041208; JP 2004361077 A 20041224; NO 20042296 A 20041206

INPADOC legal status


2007-07-04 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070102

2005-08-31 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2005-02-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20041223

2004-12-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2004-12-08 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL HR LT LV MK