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Title: Apparatus for stopping a vehicle

Abstract

An apparatus for externally controlling one or more brakes on a vehicle having a pressurized fluid braking system. The apparatus can include a pressurizable vessel that is adapted for fluid-tight coupling to the braking system. Impact to the rear of the vehicle by a pursuit vehicle, shooting a target mounted on the vehicle or sending a signal from a remote control can all result in the fluid pressures in the braking system of the vehicle being modified so that the vehicle is stopped and rendered temporarily inoperable. A control device can also be provided in the driver's compartment of the vehicle for similarly rendering the vehicle inoperable. A driver or hijacker of the vehicle preferably cannot overcome the stopping action from the driver's compartment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Walnut Creek, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985345
Patent Number(s):
7,191,862
Application Number:
10/291,275
Assignee:
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wattenburg, Willard H, and McCallen, David B. Apparatus for stopping a vehicle. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Wattenburg, Willard H, & McCallen, David B. Apparatus for stopping a vehicle. United States.
Wattenburg, Willard H, and McCallen, David B. Tue . "Apparatus for stopping a vehicle". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985345.
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author = {Wattenburg, Willard H and McCallen, David B},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for externally controlling one or more brakes on a vehicle having a pressurized fluid braking system. The apparatus can include a pressurizable vessel that is adapted for fluid-tight coupling to the braking system. Impact to the rear of the vehicle by a pursuit vehicle, shooting a target mounted on the vehicle or sending a signal from a remote control can all result in the fluid pressures in the braking system of the vehicle being modified so that the vehicle is stopped and rendered temporarily inoperable. A control device can also be provided in the driver's compartment of the vehicle for similarly rendering the vehicle inoperable. A driver or hijacker of the vehicle preferably cannot overcome the stopping action from the driver's compartment.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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