US Patent No: 7,089,697

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Trigger transition filter for a paintball marker

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050155589

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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 13 47

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NPF LIMITED (4)
6,311,682 Paintball guns 73 1999
6,748,938 Paintball guns 28 2002
* 6,948,487 Paintball marker control system 12 2003
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ELLIS, SHAWN (1)
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GREEN, MATTHEW GORDON (1)
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KEE ACTION SPORTS LLC (1)
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METAL STORM LIMITED (1)
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R.A. Brands, LLC. (1)
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SMART PARTS, INC. (1)
6,644,296 Dynamic paintball gun control 49 2002
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
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VELOCITY, LLC (1)
6,763,822 Electropneumatic paintball gun, method of making and operating, and retrofit kit assembly 59 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 5,303,495 Personal weapon system 98 1992
* 5,575,269 Bowstring release mechanism 6 1995
* 5,937,558 Electronically discharged and gas operated firearm 35 1998
5,890,479 Trigger assist system 40 1998
6,142,137 Trigger control system for a paint ball gun 72 1999
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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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