Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Electronic firing systems and methods for firing a device

United States Patent

April 24, 2012
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Idaho National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Website
An electronic firing system comprising a control system, a charging system, an electrical energy storage device, a shock tube firing circuit, a shock tube connector, a blasting cap firing circuit, and a blasting cap connector. The control system controls the charging system, which charges the electrical energy storage device. The control system also controls the shock tube firing circuit and the blasting cap firing circuit. When desired, the control system signals the shock tube firing circuit or blasting cap firing circuit to electrically connect the electrical energy storage device to the shock tube connector or the blasting cap connector respectively.
Frickey; Steven J. (Boise, ID), Svoboda; John M. (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
12/ 630,838
December 3, 2009
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has certain rights in the invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-051D14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance.