Axon Enterprise has been granted a patent for an interposer designed for a conducted electrical weapon. The interposer includes multiple cartridge compartments for aligning cartridges within the weapon. This innovation aims to enhance the functionality and efficiency of conducted electrical weapons. GlobalData’s report on Axon Enterprise gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Axon Enterprise, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Axon Enterprise's grant share as of February 2024 was 42%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Interposer for conducted electrical weapon with cartridge compartments

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Axon Enterprise Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11920903B2) discloses an interposer designed for a conducted electrical weapon. The interposer includes a body with multiple cartridge compartments at one end, each capable of receiving a cartridge. These compartments consist of first and second interposer inserts, with the first insert being different from the second. The design allows for customization and efficient handling of cartridges within the weapon.

Furthermore, the patent describes a conducted electrical weapon (CEW) incorporating the interposer within a handle. The CEW features a bay for inserting a magazine that houses the cartridges, with the interposer facilitating the connection between the cartridges and a signal generator within the handle. The innovative design ensures secure coupling between the magazine and the interposer, enabling the efficient transfer of electrical signals to the cartridges. Additionally, the interposer remains attached to the bay even when the magazine is removed, enhancing the overall functionality and ease of use of the CEW.

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