US Patent No: 8,176,908

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Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun

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Abstract

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An improved paintball gun uses a low-pressure pneumatic sear to hold the firing valve closed against the high pressure gas occupying the other side of the valve. In this manner, only one operation is required between depressing the trigger and the firing of the paintball gun because a double-acting cylinder is not required as an interface between the trigger depression and actuation of the valve. The paintball gun is also substantially faster than existing electro-pneumatic paintball guns because it uses a blow forward bolt, in which higher-pressure gas is held directly behind the bolt and has only one direction to travel during the firing of the paintball gun.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLCSEWELL, NJ62

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dobbins, Jerrold M Kuna, US 18 476

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6,532,949 Paint ball gun kit assembly 61 2001
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NPF Limited (2)
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6,637,421 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 64 2002
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WGP, LLC (1)
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2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 0 2005
2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 0 2005
 
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KEE ACTION SPORTS LLC (7)
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6,658,982 Cocking knob and striker arrangement for gas-powered projectile firing device 38 2002
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLC (7)
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2006/0107,939 Adjustable volume chamber and low pressure regulator for a compressed gas gun 17 2005
2006/0124,118 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 36 2005
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8,074,632 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 5 2009
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D699303 Pneumatic gun bolt 3 2012
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLC (2)
8,534,272 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 2 2011
8,555,868 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 2 2012
 
TIPPMANN SPORTS, LLC (2)
* 8,925,539 Paintball marker with quick access receiver 0 2012
* 2013/0091,677 PAINTBALL MARKER WITH QUICK ACCESS RECEIVER 0 2012
 
DYE PRECISION, INC. (2)
* 8,944,039 Paintball marker 0 2012
* 2014/0096,757 PAINTBALL MARKER 1 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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