US Patent No: 7,089,697

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Trigger transition filter for a paintball marker

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Abstract

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A method of preventing trigger bounce during the launching of a projectile by a projectile launcher includes the step of first providing a projectile launcher having a trigger capable of actuating between a full non-firing position and a full firing position. An amount of time is determined for the trigger to normally transition from a full non-firing position to a full firing position. A sensor, such as an analog optical sensor, is used to sense position of the trigger. If the time for the trigger to transition from a non-firing position to a firing position exceeds the time for the trigger to normally transition from a full non-firing position to a full firing position, launch of the projectile is delayed period of time requiring the trigger to be release to a full non-firing position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PLANET ECLIPSE LIMITEDMANCHESTER16

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Monks, Steven John Machester, GB 12 44

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Patent Citation Ranking

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PLANET ECLIPSE LIMITED (2)
7,607,424 Electro-magnetically operated rotating projectile loader 4 2005
7,866,307 Selectable dual trigger mechanism for a paintball marker 0 2007
 
TIPPMANN SPORTS, LLC (1)
7,900,622 Paintball marker with user selectable firing modes 7 2008

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