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US5009164: Non-penetrating projectile and means therefor

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Inventor(s) Oded Grinberg ·
Assignee(s) MNY Holdings and Agencies Limited ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Kane, Dalsimer, Sullivan, Kurucz, Levy, Eisele and Richard ·
Primary Examiner David H. Brown ·
Application Number US7291502
Filing date 12/29/1988
Issue date 04/23/1991
Predicted expiration date 12/29/2008
U.S. Classifications 102/502  · 102/501  ·
International Classifications F42B 5145  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 102501;502;506;513;529 ·
Foreign Priority IL85079 - 01/11/1988 ·
14 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A projectile is described, which changes its shape upon impact on a target and thereby reduces the danger of penetration into a living target. The projectile is useful for the identification of individuals in crowds, by filling it with staining material which stains the target upon impact, and may further contain other liquid or gaseous materials, such as tear gas. The projectile of the invention is further useful for different uses, such as for gunfight simulation.

Independent Claims | See all claims (14)

  1. 1. A projectile for impact upon a surface, comprising a housing defining at least two substantially sealed chambers wherein said housing comprises a plurality of walls of a first thickness which include a plurality of portions of a second thickness thinner than said first thickness, at least one of said walls being of a double leaf construction, said second thickness portions being located on said wall in order to provide points of stress which will fracture when the projectile impacts with a surface.
  2. 9. A projectile according to any of the preceding claims, and wherein a front end portion of said projectile comprises a nose portion in which there is implanted a weight.
  3. 14.14. An ammunition device comprising at least one projectile and means for containing the projectile, the projectile adapted to impact upon a surface, comprising a housing defining at least two substantially sealed chambers wherein said housing comprises a plurality of walls of a first thickness which include a plurality of portions of a second thickness thinner than said first thickness at least one of said walls being of a double leaf construction.

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