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January 2014 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: 3,841,328

Patented Aug. 4, 1972


Jensen J.


Colitz Catchphrase:

“Do you think your airplane seat is up to date with technology?“

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original patent


Passenger disabling apparatus mounted in and under an airplane seat and remotely actuated by a pilot or a crew member for disabling an airplane hijacker. The disabling apparatus comprises a solenoid actuated seat belt buckle lock in combination with an inflatable seat back and hypodermic injection apparatus arranged for driving the needle of a hypodermic syringe through the seat cushion into the passenger to instantly sedate or kill the passenger

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