Patent Number: 7,611,413

Title: Pinning system to control people

Abstract: A pinning system includes one or more pinning devices. A first elongated bar wherein one end of the first bar is for handling by an operator. The other end of the bar is for engagement of an individual. A head is located towards the end of the bar for engagement with the individual. In one pinning device, the head includes a hook, and the hook includes an elongated member for attachment to the first bar at a free end. The elongated member and free end are separated by a midsection such that the hook defines a substantially U-shaped member. In a second pinning device, an elongated bar includes a head located towards the end of the second bar for engagement with an individual. A mounting between the head and the end of the second bar permits the head to rotate relative to the bar. The head includes a relatively flat pad, and the pad is for engagement with the body of an individual.

Inventors: Ryan; George William (Valencia, CA), Odle; Michael Wayne (Santa Clarita, CA)

Assignee: City of Los Angeles

International Classification: A63B 59/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017