Patent Number: 6,253,680

Title: Diversionary device

Abstract: A diversionary device has a housing having at least one opening and containing a non-explosive propellant and a quantity of fine powder packed within the housing, with the powder being located between the propellant and the opening. When the propellant is activated, it has sufficient energy to propel the powder through the opening to produce a cloud of powder outside the housing. An igniter is also provided for igniting the cloud of powder to create a diversionary flash and bang, but at a low enough pressure to avoid injuring nearby people.

Inventors: Grubelich; Mark C. (Albuquerque, NM)

Assignee: Sandia Corporation

International Classification: F42B 8/00 (20060101); F42B 8/26 (20060101); F42B 12/02 (20060101); F42B 12/52 (20060101); F42B 003/00 (); F42B 012/46 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018