US Patent No: 8,176,908

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090133682

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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, NJ70

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dobbins, Jerrold M Kuna, ID 28 433

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SMART PARTS, INC. (33)
5,881,707 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 103 1997
6,474,326 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 85 2000
* 6,349,711 Low pressure electrically operated pneumatic paintball gun 97 2000
* 6,644,295 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 88 2002
6,644,296 Dynamic paintball gun control 49 2002
6,637,421 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 63 2002
6,694,963 Touch trigger for electronic paintball gun 43 2003
7,100,593 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 10 2003
* 6,810,871 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 30 2003
* 7,185,646 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 36 2003
7,237,544 Pneumatic paintball gun and components 17 2003
7,044,119 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 26 2004
* 7,617,820 Pneumatic paintball gun 19 2004
* 2006/0011,188 Pneumatic paintball gun 28 2004
* 6,901,923 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 21 2004
* 7,556,032 Pneumatic paintball gun 15 2005
* 2006/0011,186 Pneumatic paintball gun 24 2005
7,121,272 Paintball gun having an in-line pneumatic assembly 15 2005
7,624,723 Paintball gun kit 13 2005
* 2006/0011,187 Paintball gun kit 12 2005
7,640,926 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 22 2005
* D546297 Ion eye circuit board 8 2006
2006/0162,715 Paintball gun having a pneumatic assembly 19 2006
* 7,591,262 Pneumatic paintball gun and bolt 23 2006
7,617,819 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 20 2006
7,640,925 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun 21 2006
* 2006/0207,587 Pneumatic paintball gun and bolt 22 2006
7,610,908 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 8 2006
* 2007/0068,502 Pneumatic paintball gun with volume restrictor 33 2006
* 7,461,646 Bolt for pneumatic paintball gun 22 2007
7,603,997 Electrical control unit for paintball gun 16 2007
* 2007/0186,916 GRIP ROUTED GAS SUPPLY FOR A PAINTBALL GUN 24 2007
7,690,373 Paintball gun with readily-removable pneumatic assembly 8 2008
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLC (7)
* 2006/0005,823 Valve assembly for a compressed gas gun 25 2005
2006/0107,939 Adjustable volume chamber and low pressure regulator for a compressed gas gun 16 2005
2006/0124,118 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 33 2005
2007/0028,909 Paintball marker with ball velocity control 21 2005
8,074,632 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 3 2009
2010/0083,944 VARIABLE PNEUMATIC SEAR FOR PAINTBALL GUN 12 2009
2010/0108,049 VARIABLE PNEUMATIC SEAR FOR PAINTBALL GUN 18 2009
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS LLC (7)
5,078,118 Breech construction for air gun 77 1989
5,634,456 Semi-automatic gun 78 1995
5,878,736 Dual-pressure electronic paintball gun 90 1998
* 6,065,460 Dual-pressure electronic paintball gun 88 1998
* 6,568,381 Triggering mechanism for paint ball guns 19 2001
* 6,705,036 Trigger assembly 46 2002
6,658,982 Cocking knob and striker arrangement for gas-powered projectile firing device 38 2002
 
EIP MANAGEMENT LIMITED (3)
2005/0235,976 Paintball gun assembly 12 2005
2007/0295,320 Valve for Gas Operated Gun 10 2005
2006/0137,745 Gas pressure regulator 9 2005
 
NPF LIMITED (3)
* 6,003,504 Paint ball gun 133 1998
* 6,311,682 Paintball guns 73 1999
* 6,138,656 Paint ball gun 98 1999
 
A.T. SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,257,614 Gas powered gun 72 1992
5,771,875 Gas powered repeating gun 74 1995
 
AKALMP, INC. (2)
* 6,889,681 Electronic pneumatic paintball gun 24 2000
6,675,791 Pressure regulator for pneumatic guns 26 2002
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
DENSO CORPORATION (2)
2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 2005
2005/0189,513 Bearing support device 2005
 
Pneuventures, Inc. (2)
6,035,843 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 111 1996
5,967,133 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device 112 1997
 
TIBERIUS HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
* 6,470,872 Semi-automatic firing compressed-gas gun 31 2000
6,892,718 Paintball, handgun, automatic magazine 18 2004
 
VELOCITY, LLC (2)
* 6,763,822 Electropneumatic paintball gun, method of making and operating, and retrofit kit assembly 59 2003
2005/0268,894 Paintball gun and method of operation 14 2005
 
ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
2002/0096,764 Semiconductor device having bump electrode 33 2001
 
BLACK MARKET SPORTZ LIMITED (1)
2010/0101,550 GAS OPERATED GUN MECHANISM 16 2006
 
BLACKMARKET SPORTZ LIMITED (1)
2006/0169,266 Mechanism for gas operated gun 14 2006
 
BLACKPOINT ENGINEERING, LLC (1)
2005/0188,977 Pneumatic shooting device 14 2004
 
DYE PRECISION, INC. (1)
* 5,613,483 Gas powered gun 181 1995
 
ELLIS, SHAWN (1)
* 5,727,538 Electronically actuated marking pellet projector 127 1996
 
EVOLVE PAINTBALL LIMITED (1)
2004/0255,923 Mechanism for gas operated gun 30 2004
 
FOWLER, RONALD (1)
* 5,769,066 Gas powered ball gun 75 1997
 
K.K.M. Inc. (1)
5,778,868 Pneumatic gun 57 1997
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS II LLC (1)
6,766,795 Paintball gun having a hinged receiver and method for making same 17 2002
 
Kentmaster Mfg. Co., Inc. (1)
4,446,599 Stunning gun with improved control valve 9 1983
 
KINETRONIC INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,362,145 Practice weapon including pellet gun mounted within missile firing tube 75 1980
 
KOTSIOPOULOS, THOMS G. (1)
5,704,342 Compressed gas gun with pressure control arrangement 38 1995
 
MAINLAND, DONALD R. (1)
5,515,838 Paint ball gun 84 1994
 
MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,901,684 Method for producing cerium-based abrasive and cerium-based abrasive produced thereby 14 2003
 
NATIONAL PAINTBALL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
2003/0079,731 Spring assist for launch from compressed gas gun 45 2002
 
PLANET ECLIPSE LIMITED (1)
* 7,076,906 Electronic grip-frame for a paintball marker 13 2003
 
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
* 6,708,685 Compressed gas-powered projectile accelerator 55 2002
 
SENCO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4,986,164 Pneumatic gun having improved firing valve 18 1989
 
SENCORP (1)
4,747,338 Pneumatic gun having improved firing valve 13 1983
 
SPLAT ATTACK, INC. (1)
6,561,176 Paint ball gun 32 2001
 
SPURLOCK, MICHAEL S. (1)
6,439,217 Paintball gun 59 2001
 
SUNSET BANK & SAVINGS (1)
* 6,802,305 Assisted trigger mechanism 29 2001
 
SUNWORLD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
2006/0162,712 Paintball gun 13 2005
 
THERMO FINNIGAN LLC (1)
7,225,096 Method of controlling and correcting an asymmetric waveform 6 2003
 
TIPPMANN SPORTS, LLC (1)
* 6,550,468 Trigger assist mechanism and method 46 2001
 
TIPPMANN, MARY A. (1)
* 4,819,609 Automatic feed marking pellet gun 168 1986
 
TONKA CORPORATION (1)
5,605,140 Toy gun with concealed secondary barrel 31 1995
 
WGP, LLC (1)
* 6,880,281 Adjustable trigger stop 15 2003
 
X.O. INDUSTRIES INC. (1)
6,516,791 Electrically operated paintball gun 41 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (44)
* 4,770,153 Pneumatic weapon with pressure reduction valves 104 1985
4,850,330 Device for shooting bullets by pressure medium for use in a toy gun 49 1987
* 4,870,945 Spring piston air weapon 17 1988
4,922,640 Breech bolt 19 1988
* 4,936,282 Gas powered gun 173 1988
5,265,582 Controlling the velocity of projectiles from gas-powered guns 41 1992
5,280,778 Semi-automatic firing compressed gas gun 158 1992
5,494,024 Paint ball gun and assemblies therefor 56 1992
5,349,938 Reciprocatable barrel pneumatic gun 89 1993
5,333,594 Gun with variable gas power 78 1993
5,450,839 Pneumatic launcher 24 1993
5,462,042 Semiautomatic paint ball gun 104 1993
5,542,406 Retractable bolt assembly for compressed gas powered gun 25 1994
5,630,406 Paint-ball gun 31 1995
5,572,982 Paint ball gun with crack valve 60 1995
6,233,928 Paint ball gun and assemblies therefor 34 1997
6,142,136 Releasable paint ball gun bolt 40 1997
5,913,303 Trigger mechanism for compressed gas powered weapons or the like 67 1997
6,024,077 Pressure regulating system for compressed gas powered weapons or the like 29 1997
* 6,302,092 Air gun trigger system 21 2000
6,371,099 Paint ball gun 47 2001
6,532,949 Paint ball gun kit assembly 61 2001
* 6,668,478 Firearm pneumatic counter-recoil modulator & airgun thrust-adjustor 25 2001
* 6,553,983 Paint ball gun 50 2002
* 6,637,420 Closed bolt assembly for a paintball marker gun 47 2002
6,626,165 Paintball gun 47 2002
* 6,732,464 Discharging device 21 2002
* 6,832,605 Pneumatic gun 21 2002
6,618,975 Paintball gun conveniently assembled 22 2002
6,860,258 Paintball loader 32 2003
6,868,846 Structure for a toy gun 13 2003
* 6,901,689 Firearm pneumatic counter-recoil modulator and airgun thrust-adjustor 18 2003
6,925,997 Paintgun with pneumatic feeding and discharging process 23 2003
* 2005/0066,952 Air gun 11 2003
7,086,393 Hybrid airgun 11 2003
2005/0155,591 Electronically controlled gas-powered guns for firing paintballs 13 2003
6,915,792 Paintgun with a revolving disc for feeding paintballs 46 2004
2005/0115,553 Paintball marker and kit of parts therefor 9 2004
2006/0162,714 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun 15 2005
2006/0169,264 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun ( = ) 12 2005
2005/0188,978 Semi-automatic-firing, compressed-gas gun 15 2005
2006/0207,585 Bullet delivery device for air guns 9 2005
2007/0151,548 Valve Assembly for Paintball Guns and the Like, and Improved Guns Incorporating the Assembly 9 2006
* 2007/0181,115 PAINTBALL MARKER AND KIT OF PARTS THEREFOR 12 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KEE ACTION SPORTS I LLC (2)
8,534,272 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 0 2011
8,555,868 Variable pneumatic sear for paintball gun 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D699303 Pneumatic gun bolt 0 2012
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