Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [The firearm Blog] IBM files Matrix style bullet dodging patent
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[The firearm Blog] IBM files Matrix style bullet dodging patent

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Source

Quote:
I absolutely loved the scenes in the Matrix where Neo dodges bullets. Last week IBM was issued a patent that in theory would give us mortals that ability.

Wp-Content Uploads 2008 11 Neo

The patent proposes a system where an external device monitors the area for incoming projectiles. If it detects a projectile headed near a person hooked into the system it can either shock their muscles in order to move their body a particular way to dodge the bullet, Neo style, or it could simply make the intended target collapse.


From the patent:

The present invention relates generally to the protection of an individual against a projectile propelled from a firearm. More particularly, the present invention relates to a body armor system and its method of use that is capable of detecting a projectile propelled from a firearm, computing the trajectory of the projectile, and moving the individual out of the path of the projectile to avoid being hit.

Historically, certain individuals have been exposed to the threat of assassination because of their status in society. Examples of these individuals include, but are not limited to, high ranking politicians, clerics, successful industrial entrepreneurs, and military personnel. These individuals tend to be most vulnerable during those times when they are publicly addressing large crowds, making them easy targets for snipers.

In the past, the only effective protection against “sniper fire” has been to wear bullet proof body armor…. Furthermore using armor-piercing ammunition renders body-armors even less effective and desirable.


At an event the size and important as a presidential Inauguration where the high ranking target can be protected this system is not really useful, but I can see how it could in situations where this kind of protection is just not possible.

Read the full patent here. UPDATE: IBM withdrew the patent. You can read a copy I made of it here.
But they withdraw the patent.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Intel DP45SG Visiontek HD 4870 2x2GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 Western Digital + 1TB Black Caviar WD Samsung Sata vista ultimate x64/Windows 7 Ultimate 64x Samsung T220 22 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dynex(Temp until G15) BFG 800 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G5 Gaming mouse 
Mouse Pad
Commando(none) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Intel DP45SG Visiontek HD 4870 2x2GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 Western Digital + 1TB Black Caviar WD Samsung Sata vista ultimate x64/Windows 7 Ultimate 64x Samsung T220 22 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dynex(Temp until G15) BFG 800 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G5 Gaming mouse 
Mouse Pad
Commando(none) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
Gonna make bug season a bit more interesting.
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
I can't see it being effective, the body wouldn't move quickly enough.
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
I can't see it being effective, the body wouldn't move quickly enough.
oh the body will move quickly enough. but there weren't any promises of the break neck speed not killing you.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Intel DP45SG Visiontek HD 4870 2x2GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 Western Digital + 1TB Black Caviar WD Samsung Sata vista ultimate x64/Windows 7 Ultimate 64x Samsung T220 22 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dynex(Temp until G15) BFG 800 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G5 Gaming mouse 
Mouse Pad
Commando(none) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 Intel DP45SG Visiontek HD 4870 2x2GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 Western Digital + 1TB Black Caviar WD Samsung Sata vista ultimate x64/Windows 7 Ultimate 64x Samsung T220 22 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dynex(Temp until G15) BFG 800 Watt Antec 900 Logitech G5 Gaming mouse 
Mouse Pad
Commando(none) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by gex80 View Post
oh the body will move quickly enough. but there weren't any promises of the break neck speed not killing you.
or permanent muscle damage. Neat idea, REALLY neat idea but not practical IMHO. Probably why they withdrew the patent.
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
or permanent muscle damage. Neat idea, REALLY neat idea but not practical IMHO. Probably why they withdrew the patent.
How about a Mjolnir suit? If they make one I'm packin my bags to go to teh armies!
post #7 of 15
It would suck if it would detect someone passing you a baseball as a bullet, and then tears every muscle in your body.
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
In theory it's a good idea I guess. Though, if you just collapse...what's to stop the people from shooting until they've walked up to you and fire at point blank?

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
In theory it's a good idea I guess. Though, if you just collapse...what's to stop the people from shooting until they've walked up to you and fire at point blank?

~Gooda~

It'll keep dodging even if you're dead

To them it'll look like you're having a seizure
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
It'll keep dodging even if you're dead

To them it'll look like you're having a seizure
ROFL

Ouch, I fell off my chair
Keres
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.2ghz Asus Maximus Formula Special Edition 6970 4GB Corsair Dominator PC8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2tb + 1tb + 500gb Samsung Spinpoints Windows 7 x64 Samsung T240 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Quattro 850W Haf 932 Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
Keres
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.2ghz Asus Maximus Formula Special Edition 6970 4GB Corsair Dominator PC8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2tb + 1tb + 500gb Samsung Spinpoints Windows 7 x64 Samsung T240 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Quattro 850W Haf 932 Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [The firearm Blog] IBM files Matrix style bullet dodging patent