Digital Ally ‘to get patent for electroshock weapon’

Digital Ally, which makes video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, said the US Patent Office next week will issue a patent on the company’s “wirelessly conducted and controlled electroshock weapon.”

“The company plans to enter the nonlethal weapon market now that it has protected its innovation in this market,” said Digital Ally.

“The company filed the underlying US Patent Application for its first electroshock weapon in May 2015.

“The U.S. Patent Office will issue on December 12, 2017, U.S. Patent No. 9,841,259 for a wirelessly conducted electronic weapon system, referred to as a Non-Lethal Weapon, and typically utilized by law enforcement personnel to control noncompliant and aggressive subjects.

“As designed, the electroshock weapon would fire a wireless direct contact projectile from a launcher to administer the shock to the subject.

“The launcher is controlled by radio frequency.

“In addition to reducing the projectile velocity at launch and allowing the officer to control the shock wirelessly through radio frequency, the company’s wirelessly controlled electronic weapon is designed to be compact, easy to carry, and provide improved accuracy.”

Digital Ally CEO Stan Ross said: “We are excited to bring innovation to the non-lethal weapons market.

“Recognizing the current limitations with electroshock weapon technology available to law enforcement, we saw potential to grow our product mix by addressing the estimated $8.5 billion global non-lethal weapons market and over 8,000 agencies currently deploying our digital video imaging and storage technology.”