Trigger transition filter for a paintball marker

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United States of America Patent

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7089697

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20050155589A1

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11030473

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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 LIMITEDMANCHESTER20

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Monks, Steven John Manchester, GB 10 64

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRACKINGPOINT, INC. (2)
* 9032656 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 6 2012
 
TIPPMANN SPORTS, LLC (1)
7900622 Paintball marker with user selectable firing modes 17 2008
 
Planet Eclipse Limited (3)
* 7607424 Electro-magnetically operated rotating projectile loader 4 2005
* 2006/0005,825 Electro-magnetically operated bolt 5 2005
7866307 Selectable dual trigger mechanism for a paintball marker 1 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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