Patents

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These patents contain a lot of technical information about how the Lazer Tag system works:

Patent Filing Date Title Notes
US7632187 B1 Sep 27, 2004 Device and method for an electronic tag game Describes the LTTO Deluxe, Drone and TM (and game modes... but no missile information)
US7846028 B2 May 18, 2006 Lazer tag advanced Describes the Mission Ops (was never made)
US8303421 B1 Dec 15, 2008 Device and method for an electronic tag game LTX extensions (and TV interface)
US8469824 B1 Jul 13, 2012 Device and method for an electronic tag game LTAR stuff
US8951128 B1 Apr 30, 2013 Device and method for an electronic tag game LTAR stuff


Brian Farley posted the below information on the LazerTagTeamOps Yahoo Group regarding these patents:

"Don't worry about old posts from me about possible patents or copyrights on the IR signatures themselves -- none of that ever went through. Only the Taggers themselves and some of the gaming concepts from in Lazer Tag Mission Ops ended up being protected."