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 LIMITEDMANCHESTER19

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Monks, Steven John Manchester, GB 10 62

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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* 5,575,269 Bowstring release mechanism 7 1995
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NPF LIMITED (4)
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6,748,938 Paintball guns 30 2002
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ELLIS, SHAWN (1)
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VELOCITY, LLC (1)
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Smart Parts, Inc. (1)
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DEFENDTEX PTY. LTD. (1)
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
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GREEN, MATTHEW GORDON (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRACKINGPOINT, INC. (2)
* 9,032,656 Trigger assembly and method of optical detection of a trigger assembly state 0 2012
* 2013/0180,147 Trigger Assembly and Method of Optical Detection of a Trigger Assembly State 2 2012
 
TIPPMANN SPORTS, LLC (1)
7,900,622 Paintball marker with user selectable firing modes 13 2008
 
Planet Eclipse Limited (3)
* 7,607,424 Electro-magnetically operated rotating projectile loader 4 2005
* 2006/0005,825 Electro-magnetically operated bolt 5 2005
7,866,307 Selectable dual trigger mechanism for a paintball marker 1 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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