Paintball related patents


Found a paintball patent that I missed?  Email me: haveblue@airsoldier.com   Heck, email me if you simply find this page useful - I'd be happy to know that it's been worth all the time I've put into it.  Even better, buy something from my store, Air Soldier Products.

Note that not all of these are paintball patents.  Some are for airsoft, BB/pellet or even Nerf guns, and some are just for pressure regulators in general.  Even so, they may have paintball applications.

US Design Patents (these only protect the ornamental outward appearance of an object - there's no protection for any mechanics or operation in these)
Patent # USPTO
Title Have Blue's Comments
USD0314021
Gravity load magazine for paint pellet pistol
Stick feeder
USD0337627

Paint ball gun TM-11A pump
USD0348907

Finned paintball stabilizer These were called, what, Sniper Balls? I would have thought a utility patent would be better...
USD0357967

Paintball gun barrel Smart Parts Venturi barrel (now discontinued)
USD0357967

Universal regulator unit for airguns Air America - for ornamental design of a regulator
USD0359529

Paintball gun PEC Master
USD0364207

Trigger mechanism 'Double Trouble' trigger pack for the VM-68 (autoresponse trigger).  Chris Mader notes that there's a good page on the trigger pack here.
USD0366283

Paintball mine Ornamental design for a paintball mine (dunno about anyone else, but looks just aren't a big factor when I'm selecting anti-personnel equipment :-)
USD0393115

Cleaning device for paintball gun barrels CM Support (Viewloader) - disc-type pull-through squeegee
USD0399914

Paintball gun trigger Uh? Looks like a plain old double finger trigger to me...
USD0435884

Paintball gun barrel muzzle The muzzle brake design used on DYE's Xcel barrels (yes, Dave Dehaan is 'Dave Youngblood', the DY in DYE...)
USD0440262

Paintball gun barrel
Powerlyte barrel
USD0441410

Frame for paintball gun Powerlyte frame
USD0451977

Ball and air chamber for a paintball gun Looks like the Core Sharc (made by Jun Houn)
USD0452289
Gun trigger
K&K ring trigger
USD0456478
Gun trigger K&K ring trigger
USD0459767

Paintball hopper for a paintball launcher
Ricochet hopper
USD0460502
Paintball tube APP's 'Wrapper' guppies
USD0471948

Paintball gun regulator
DYE cocker LPR
USD0472600

Paintball gun 3-way valve
DYE cocker 4-way
USD0473910
Paintball marker grip frame
Angel IR3/Speed vertical frame
USD0478146
USD0481426
USD0481426
Paintball gun

USD0482081
USD0482081
Paintball gun

USD0482082

Paintball gun

USD0481425
Air source adapter for a paint ball gun
From the Tinker's Guild's own John 'SLICEnDICE' Schmidtz.  This was designed to reduce the overall height of the Angel ASA when using non-stock regulators.  
USD0482414

Shaped flame drop forward for paint ball guns

USD0482743
Paintball gun

USD0483561

Paintball magazine harness
3-piece harness design that locates the pods onto the player's sides
USD0484926

Paintball marker grip frame
USD0501901
Paintball

USD0512751 Toy paintball gun
USD0513773 Scoop paintball marker with exposed pneumatics
USD0515149 Streamline paintball marker with exposed pneumatics
USD0517130 Paintball marker receiver
USD0517162 Tank cover
USD0521371 Paintball goggle product packaging
USD0523240 Paintball storage belt
USD0525402 Compactable paintball marker squeegee
USD0526030 Paintball gun body Shocker body
USD0527062 Paintball
USD0528296 Paintball marker case

Utility Patents (this is the meaty stuff)
Patent #
USPTO
Title
Have Blue's comments
US002837076 US002837076
Simulated pneumatically operated machine gun

US002845055
Air rifle
This 1950s patent describes an electropneumatic air rifle.  That's right, Smart Parts is actually a few decades behind the curve.
US003492742
Extended range hit indicator system

US003612026
GAS-OPERATED REVOLVER WITH ROTATABLE MAGAZINE Crosman patent. Although for a pellet gun, this may have covered parts of their 3357 paintball revolver as well.
US003695246
PNEUMATIC MACHINE GUN WITH PHOTO CELL INTERRUPTED CIRCUIT Waitaminnit - and we're NOW just starting to use eyes on our guns? Seems the Navy was waaaay ahead of its time when it filed this patent...
US003788298
Compressed gas gun with trigger operated hammer release latching structure The great grand-daddy to all of our guns, the Nelspot 007
US003861943
Marking method
RP Scherer - paintball recipe
US003995656
High pressure gas regulator Not a paintball specific regulator, but it might be interesting for someone.
US004304213
Air gun and pressure relief valve therefor Coleman patent. Picture looks like it was for a BB gun.
US004344410

Gas-fired gun with gas cartridge loading and extraction assembly For a BB/pellet gun - the 12 gram gets cammed into the grip with a backstrap lever.
US004531503
Fluid pressure repeating pistol with unitary barrel and hammer assembly NSG Splatmaster, the first gun designed for the sport of paintball
US004616622
Pressure-regulated gas gun This one is for a BB/pellet rifle
US004634606
Washable marking fluid formulation for soft gelatin capsules and use thereof Nelson's paintball recipe
US004656092
Target shooting capsules RP Scherer - another paintball recipe
US004686905
Cartridge for frangible projectile Mod 85 cartridge - note that the inventor, Attila Szabo, is better known as Ted Szabo (who is now head of Para Ordnance)
US004694815
Toy guns for firing pellets Airsoft
US004770153
Pneumatic weapon with pressure reduction valves ????
US004819609
Automatic feed marking pellet gun Tippmann
US004819610
Device for feeding weapons with compressed gas ????
US004850330
Device for shooting bullets by pressure medium for use in a toy gun Airsoft
US004922640
Breech bolt Cooper-T bolt
US004932672

Nonlethal hand grenade Tippmann's paint grenade
US004936282
Gas powered gun Looks like a Nelson-based pump (even has a 12 gram quick change), but the description says that the valve mechanism can be modified to be a semi... Note that the applicant is Jerry Dobbins of ICD - could this then be for the old Line SI Bushmaster?
US005001880
Method for producing luminescent paintballs This is a cool idea - paintballs with a different chemical in each sealed half. When the ball breaks on target, the chemicals mix to form a glowing splat.
US005009165
Jacketed paint pellet
Aerodynamic paint projectile
US005018450
Luminescent paintball for marking nighttime impacts Dual-chambered paintball that leaves a glowing splat
US005063905
Pneumatic gun According to ACI's site, this covers the F4 Illustrator (and presumably the earlier Illustrators as well)
US005078118
Breech construction for air gun Brass Eagle - this one might be for the Poison.
US005097816
Projectile container for use with a device that selectively discharges fragile projectiles, such as paintballs, under the influence of a source of fluid pressure Bulk loader that keeps the balls in a helical stack
US005148839

Valve assemblies for filling containers with pressurized gas
Valve for a CO2 fill station.
US005161516
Compressed gas gun Not really very useful for paintball applications - Nelson-esque power tube layout, but with no hammer and no way of ensuring consistent velocities (gas is dumped down barrel as long as trigger is depressed)
US005166457
Ammunition magazine for paint ball gun Bulk loader
US005195752



US005228427
Improved barrel for paintball gun Smart Parts - barrel porting
US005254379

Paint ball
Tom Kaye's 'Perfect Circle' paintballs
US005257614
Gas powered gun Trracer, Maverick and Hornet - modification to the Nelson design that makes the hammer part of the power tube
US005265582
Controlling the velocity of projectiles from gas-powered guns Mokal Ultipro - the main thrust of the patent is the velocity regulation system.  (thanks to Jim Hrynuik for matching the patent to a gun)
US005280778
Semi-automatic firing compressed gas gun AGD Automag - note that Tom Kaye's last name is really 'Kotsiopoulos' - I guess he does look a little Greek... :-)
US005282454
Jam-free bulk loader for a paintball gun Agitated loader - CM Support was the company selling products under the 'Viewloader' name before being bought by Brass Eagle in January 1999
US005285765
Magazine assembly for gas-powered gun and combination thereof Powerfeed - Yes, this was an AGD invention. But as Tom Kaye explains, they never bothered to go through with patenting it, as they never thought it would be a big thing. How wrong they were... Well, someone decided to try patenting it themselves about 2 years after AGD first developed it. Naturally, prior art ensured that the 'inventor' never got a dime out of this patent.
US005327878
Device for holding spherical projectiles Ball detent as used on Sheridan's VM-68 and Equalizer
US005333594
Gun with variable gas power Covers the use of 'adjustable recock' - modifying the size of the recock gas port with a set screw such as on the ICD blowbacks or the PMI/Evil Omen.
US005337726
Hand held pneumatic powered ball thrower OK, so it shoots baseballs and not paintballs, but the inventor (Mike Wood) is the man behind the Airstar Nova guns....
US005339791
Gas powered gun ACI Hornet? (need to read through it more)
US005343849
Rapid fire ball gun
Well, I think it's actually some sort of Nerf gun, but it may give someone a paintball idea.
US005348059
Multi function refill adaptor for gas operated airguns Air America
US005349938
Reciprocatable barrel pneumatic gun Sort of a Nelson-esque valvetrain, but with a Nova style articulated barrel.  Note that the inventor, Kenneth Farrell, was apparently one of the people behind FASTech (makers of the F-1 and F-2 Illustrator as well as the AFT).
US005349939
Semi-automatic gun Brass Eagle Stingray
US005353712
Marking pellet gun and rigid, fracturable pellet therefor Another take on the 'dimpled ball' concept
US005368007
Airgun expansion chamber Patent by Air America, internal strut looks like a Smart Parts expansion chamber
US005370105
Squeegee holder Holder that attaches to the CO2 tank
US005383442
Pump action marking pellet gun Tippmann - SL-68 (Durty Dan writes: "The SL-68 had a back bottle and an M-16 grip, unlike the SL-68 II, which had a bottom line and a cast grip.")
US005393054
Paint ball Zap - basically a paintball recipe
US005411053
Fluid pressure regulator Nitro Duck reg
US005413083
Attachment for a paint pellet gun An electronic retrofit for a paintball gun - note that this predates any of SP's patents
US005448951
Rigid, fracturable projectiles for air powered guns paintball recipe
US005460154

Method for pneumatically propelling a projectile substance
US005462042
Semiautomatic paint ball gun Blade (no not Brass Eagle plastic pump - the old Andy Greenwell blowback)
US005477843
Model gun with automatic bullet supplying mechanism Airsoft gun
US005494024
Paint ball gun and assemblies therefor Phoenix
US005497758
Compressed gas powered gun ICD Puma
US005503137
Conversion kit for a compressed gas gun The 'Chameleon' kit for the Trracer
US005505188
Paint ball gun We got mixed up somewhere - this is another Satco 700 patent, not an F1 patent...  I rechecked my original email from Durty Dan, and he did indeed list 5505188 as the number for his below test.  But it's pretty obvious that the cutaway in 5505188 is not an F1.

Durty Dan writes: "This is the working prototype for the FASTech F1. The external design changed and the internals were rearranged a bit, but is was the same marker as all the parts from the original patent were present in more or less their original configuration."
US005509399
Semi-automatic fluid powered gun Airsoft pistol
US005511333
Paintball clip magazine Spring-loaded ammo tube with a JT speedloader style tip (so you can load the balls into the clip without having the spring push them all right back out). (Durty Dan writes: "This is the magazine for the FASTech AFT. I helped design it, by the way! The little plastic basket that holds the balls in was my idea, based on the "sock holder" found in stick feeds like on the stock class Phantom. I made a grand total of $50.00 and a free AFT. My only real contribution to paintball, and look how it turned out. FASTech out of business and the AFT out of production!")
US005515838
Paint ball gun Appears to be a blowback with a few refinements, particularly in the valve.
US005572982
Paint ball gun with crack valve Satco 700 - anyone with more info on this gun or its inventor, Robert A. Williams, please contact me!
US005599187
Firearm use training device and method
Has to do with pistol training, but one of the drawings shows a 68 Special to provide return fire
US005613483
Gas powered gun This is a patent for the 'Omega', a gun designed and prototyped by a London, Ontario company. The gun never went into production but instead the design was sold to Diablo. Diablo turned it into an electro and released it as the Matrix.
US005630406

Montneel Mega-Z
US005634456
Semi-automatic gun Daisy Eagle .68
US005639526
Paint ball Tom Kaye's 'Perfect Circle' paintballs
US005640945
Paintball and paintball gun System to use dimpled paintballs
US005669369
Paint ball gun and assemblies therefor Regulator pat.
US005673679
Paint ball gun feed tube Satco 700
US005704342

Compressed gas gun with pressure control arrangement AGD Automag
US005711286
Gas-powered repeating pistol Airsoft
US005722383
Impeder for a gun firing mechanism with ammunition feeder and mode selector Tippmann F/A
US005727538
Electronically actuated marking pellet projector ????
US005736720
Loader mounted paintball game scorekeeper and an associated paintball game playing system Viewloader game timer
US005755213
Pneumatic valve and regulator Smart Parts Max-Flow regulator
US005769066
Gas powered ball gun ???? - seems a bit like the Nova?
US005771875

Gas powered repeating gun
Tagline TS1, now the ATS AT-85
US005778868
Pneumatic gun ???? - the applicant is a 'K.K.M. Inc.' of Mississauga, Canada, which would very strongly point to a Brass Eagle connection. Perhaps this is for the Poison, Golden Eagle, or one of the other semis from when BE was still Canadian?
US005791325
Paint ball gun agitator, sensor trigger and duration control Agitated loader
US005791328
Air valve for marking pellet gun AKA's Tornado valve - note that the only really unique feature that this patent covers is the use of 'guide legs' on the cupseal to keep the valve stem aligned.
US005794606
Ram feed ammo box Sort of like a Revolution, but with a pair of rotating wheels to force balls down the feed tube
US005816232
Paintball loader having active feed mechanism Brass Eagle's eGGolution, er, eVLution
US005823173
Paintball gun Using dimpled paintballs to achieve longer ranges via backspin
US005868637
Sport or games apparatus Brass Eagle - basically a modular speedball course
US005878736
Dual-pressure electronic paintball gun Brass eagle Rainmaker
US005881707
Pneumatically operated projectile launching device Smart Parts Shocker
US005885671
Polyoxyalkylene glycol gelatin capsule fill formulations comprising crosslinked carboxylic copolymers RP Scherer's paintball recipe
US005890479
Trigger assist system Boston Paintball's 'Reflex' cocker with a reactive trigger
US005896850
Paintball gun with sight rail cover Cocking knob used on the ACI F4 Illustrator
US005904133
Paintball gun air reservoir AKA's 'Mitey Max' low pressure chamber - it appears that this patent really only applies to cocker LPCs, as the patent refers to the chamber also coupling the front block to the body and "the bolt-on air chamber also holds the gun together". Note that Shocktech has stopped producing their cocker LPCs, almost assuredly due to this patent.
US005908024
Breech block for pneumatic shooting device Interesting take on the blow-forward concept.
US005913303
Trigger mechanism for compressed gas powered weapons or the like AGD Automag RT
US005927261
Adjustable gas cartridge mount Adjustable nitro cradle - can't think of who's this would be for offhand... (Benchmark?)
US005931342
Heat wrap for carbon dioxide tanks Heated blanket to wrap around a CO2 tank to help keep a high pressure.
US005936190
Precision shooting aerodynamic non-spherical safety-oriented projectile The failed 'Safety Paintballs' that appeared in ads in APG around '94
US005947100
Paint ball gun agitator sound trigger and duration control Agitated loader
US005950611
Paintball gun having movable compressed gas tank Basically like the ACI Dyna-Mount
US005954042
Paintball loader ????
US005954043
Less lethal weapon attachable to lethal weapon including valve arrangement ????
US005957119
Pneumatic valve and regulator Smart Parts Max-Flow regulator
US005967133
Pneumatically operated projectile launching device Smart Parts Shocker
US005967916
Lazer ball
Soft foam balls for paintball type indor use. More info at lazerball.com and foampaintballs.com
US005988153
Paint ball gun Galactic Systemz Z-body for the Automag
US005993215
Training weapon with trigger actuated indicator light AGD Sydarm. (Durty Dan writes: "This is a police training Sydarm. The light was used during the video taping of police training scenarios. Prior to the muzzle light the video did not pick up the gas emission/cloud from the shot of the marker so the light was added to simulate muzzle flash and to give the camera something to "see". This may seem minor but when you consider that when two opponents are shooting at each other at close range, who shot first is extremely important when you're training police, as you can imagine.")
US006003504
Paint ball gun WDP Angel
US006003547
Valve and filling arrangement Tippmann - new CO2 tank valve
US006003547
Paintball gun loader JT 'Slammer' Speed Pods
US006024077
Pressure regulating system for compressed gas powered weapons or the like AGD Automag RT
US006035843
Pneumatically operated projectile launching device Smart Parts Shocker
US006055975
Paintball container Backpack-mounted speedloader
US006057750 Magnet device with double fixing positions for changing the magnetic circuit Magnetically actuated valve design as used on the XXX-1 gun from XXX Paintball in Taiwan (see pat # 6601780)
US006056006
Piston pressure regulator
Crossfire regulator
US006062208
Paintball gun monitor

US006065460
Dual-pressure electronic paintball gun Brass Eagle Rainmaker - note that the inventor is listed as Nick Lotuaco (Nicanor D. Lotuaco, III) - Nick was the owner of Air Power, the company that made the Vector, which the Rainmaker is based off of (Greg Koteski, Air Power's machinist, is actually the inventor of the Vector).  Nick worked with Brass Eagle to design the Rainmaker and the associated production lines for it.
US006082349
Phosphorescent paintball and kit including phosphorescent paintball, exciter, and gun Tracerballs - these guys were right down the road from Air Power, and Michael Power recalls having used the balls on various occasions - note that one of the pictures on their web page shows a Vector with one of the strobe units!
US006094751
Goggle with replaceable seal

US006109252
Projectile feed system The Tinker's Guild own manike _finally_ had the patent issued for his uber-loader! Congrats!
US006138656
Paint ball gun WDP Angel
US006142136
Releasable paint ball gun bolt Bolt suitable for use on stacked blowbacks. Pushing down on a plunger at the rear of the bolt lifts the hammer link pin, allowing the bolt to be pulled out the rear of the gun.
US006142137
Trigger control system for a paint ball gun Covers bolt-on electro upgrades that couple directly to the gun's existing trigger. Note that this only covers reciprocating linear actuation of the trigger, not actuation with a cam.
US006142895
Arrow with marking head What you get when you stick a paintball on the end of an arrow...
US006158642
Modular carrier assembly adapted for paintball Appears to be a Redz pack, with a modular pack that attaches to a belt with velcro...
US006170519
Pressure regulator ACI Bulldog adjustable (screw-in reg). Note that the the inventor, Kent Carroll, does most of the technical design work for Air America - AA actually designed and produces the Bulldog for ACI. This also explains the similarities between the Bulldog and AA's own Melee regulator. (thanks to Ed Kang for this info)
US006189525
Paintball gun trigger with upper and lower finger gripping portions Patent on the ring trigger (from K&K Performance Paintball)
US006193410
Method for agitating the liquid contents of paint balls
Paintball tumbler
US006210709
Flexible gelatin free encapsulation material useful for pharmaceuticals, paint balls and other formulations
Gelatin free paintball shell - used in the new RP Advantage balls
US006213110
Rapid feed paintball loader
Odyssey Paintball's Halo loader
US006213111
Gas holding chamber for air-powered paintball guns
AKA low pressure chamber
US006213112
Bolt for a paint ball gun
New Automag bolt
US006226915
Forward angled grip for hand-held weapons and the like
AGD Z-grip
US006230371
Paintball pistol gravity center compensation device

US006233928
Paint ball gun and assemblies therefor
Phoenix
US006251033
Paintball game field and method of play
Steve Davidson's USPL speedball field design - note that 'X-Ball' infringes on this patent.
US006260821
On/off valve for a paintball gun
Smart Parts on/off
US006263927
Venting trans-fill station
Note that the inventor is Kent Carroll (connected with Air America)
US006273079

Rapid detachable structure for color ball toy gun
Magazine attachment system for the PT Extreme
US006273080
Paint ball gun barrel with multiple compression zones
I can only assume that this is a new barrel that ACI will be releasing.  (Dennis Sullivan is the head honcho at ACI)
US006276354
Gas powered gun and assemblies therefor

CMI's short-lived LS 2000 semi and their CO-2000 regulator (note that the LS-2000 is pretty much a rehash of the Phoenix, as the trigger system and valve design are the same).
US006280080
Method for agitating the liquid contents of paint balls

US006286497

Air valve and regulator
Looks like a knockoff of the AutoMag
US006289819
Paint ball land mine

US006295752
Projectile guide
Ram Rod barrel
US006296580
Adaptable playing fields with ventilated structures

US006298841
Paintball gun and light emitting projectile-type ammunition for use therewith

US006302092

Air gun trigger system
Hybrid manual/electro sear tripper blowback.  Valve design similar to (and predating) the Rocket valve.
US006305367
Hopper feeder
This must be the result of Tom's talks with the Odyssey boys about combining the Warp into a loader...
US006305941

Training weapon with trigger actuated indicator light AGD Sydarm (drawings show it with an RT as the base gun)
US006311681
Multi-port paintball projector

US006311682
Paintball guns
Angel LCD
US006314954 Toy gun for firing paint bullets
US006321956
Paintball gun support system for loading paintball pellets and gas cylinders

US006327953

Device for storing projectile balls and for feeding them to the projectile chamber of a hand weapon

US006343599
Paintball gun with pulse valve firing mechanism

US006347622 Paint bullet gun
US006349711
Low pressure electrically operated pneumatic paintball gun
Smart Parts Impulse. From a glance, it looks to basically cover electros that use only a single reg. I'm doubting that this patent will really be worth anything, as it seems that a SuperNova ET would be sufficient prior art.
US006360736

Air gun firing system
Kingman EM1
US006367466
Paintball gun cradle You can patent a collection of PVC pipe?  Huh.
US006371099
Paint ball gun
The only thing that appears to be the main thrust of the patent is the 'snap-back' style bolt for stacked blowbacks, which has been around for quite some time already.
US006374819
Paintball feeding device for paintball markers
US006375981
Modified starch as a replacement for gelatin in soft gel films and capsules
US006378367 Miniature sports radar speed measuring device
US006393992 Non-lethal projectile for delivering an inhibiting substance to a living target
US006405722
Single stage regulator and method for regulating compressed air therefor
US006408837

Toy gun with magazine Looks like a Nerf gun, but the 'hopper' appears rather Tippmann-esque
US006409150 Pin valve with removable valve body cover
US006415781
Bulk loader for paintball gun
a new screw feed hopper from Zap, apparently...
US006418919
Paintball loader with vibrating mechanism to prevent jamming
US006418920
Valves for actuating the flow of pressurized fluids and device containing same Maddman 'Rocket' valve
US006439217
Paintball gun Black Dragun, maybe?
US006450100
Method for making an improved paintball grenade
US006453593
Gun barrel with longitudinal spin prevention slots CMI's trademark barrel porting
US006453819
Paint ball grenade Actually, this looks more like a paintball 'mine'...
US006467473
Paintball feeders AGD Warp Feed
US006470872
Semi-automatic firing compressed-gas gun Oooh, a fully contained semiauto sidearm with BOTH paint and a 12 gram in a removable grip located magazine!!!  Anyone have more info on this?  I'll need one for each hand...
US006474325
Gas regulator Angel AIR
US006474326
Pneumatically operated projectile launching device Shocker patent - the drawings in the patent appear to be of the old PVI Shocker, but this is the patent number that Smart Parts is giving for the new '03 Shocker.
US006474643
Paintball simulation game That one new paintball board game (forget what it's called)
US006478046
Gas pressure regulator CenterFlag Hyperflow 201 regulator
US006481432
Paintball hopper Ricochet loader
US006488019
Feeder for a paintball gun AGD Warp Feed
US006494195
Barrel assembly with removable barrel insert for pneumatic paintball gun Smart Parts Freak barrel
US006502567

Rapid feed paintball loader with pivotable deflector
Halo loader
US006508384

Paint ball delivery hopper with manual dispensing valve
Well, I guess it's a step up from the spray painted milk jugs that people had been selling on Ebay...
US006513439
Apparatus for marking a target
So, pulling a 'Rambo' on someone with a paintball in your hand is now patented?
US006516791

Electrically operated paintball gun Zap electro
US006520171

Pneumatic projectile launching apparatus with partition apparatus and opposed-piston regulator ICE Epic
US006520172

Electrically operated paintball gun Zap electro
US006526685

Paint ball gun
Tippmann Flatline barrel
US006530962

Emulsion of water soluble dyes in a lipophilic carrier A new paint fill formulation from RPS
US006532946

Apparatus and method for dispensing cleaning balls used in paintball gun
Essentially an elbow with a few fuzzy foam balls that can be chambered in an instant to fire down the barrel and clean out splooge.  I'm a bit skeptical about how well it will actually work, but I gotta give the inventor full credit for being innovative.  If it works well, it'll beat the heck out of squeegeeing in the middle of a firefight.
US006532947

Non-lethal weapon firing and frangible, weighted paint ball
Early work by Pro-Team on a non-lethal weapon system (currently shown as the U.T.B.P.S. on gunfx.com). AGD developed a different feed magazine and went on to develop the (X)M303 system.
US006532949

Paint ball gun kit assembly
A bolt-on backblock and frame to turn a cocker into a ram driven electro.
US006536045

Tear-off optical stack having peripheral seal mount
Kind of like the old JT tear-offs
US006539969

Two-piece valve and gas canister
Rotating pin valve - PMI design
US006543365

Non-lethal projectile systems
Jaycor patent
US006543475

Pneumatic valve and regulator apparatus and method for regulating compressed air therfor
Air America Me'lee
US006546874 Non-lethal projectile for delivering an inhibiting substance to a living target
US006553707

Butt structure for pneumatic gun
Using an AR-15 collapsible stock while still being able to use a rear velocity adjuster.
US006553983
Paint ball gun
Someone in Taiwan managed to patent the stacked tube blowback?  Amazing.  The only new thing this looks to have is a two piece valve.  Claim 1 is a mile long, so this covers only a very specific gun design.
US006557542
Accumulator chamber for gun
I guess Bud was pretty jealous of AKA's patent, so he wanted one of his own  :-)
US006561176
Paint ball gun
Revenge autococker - basically covers the centerline mounted 4-way and linkage to the trigger plate.
US006568381
Triggering mechanism for paintball guns

US006584850
Universal regulator tester

US006588412 Hopper adaptor for a paint ball gun
US006590386
Electronics system for use with projectile firing devices
Viewloader VLocity on-barrel chrono
US006591533
Locking hinge

US006591824
Positive fit feed adapter for paintball gun
Pro-Team patent for a hopper neck collet clamp
US006601780

Paintgun with pneumatic feeding and discharging process
XXX-1 gun from XXX Paintball in Taiwan.  Firing system is pretty wild - Punisher commented that somebody really sharp must have come up with it.  Interesting tidbit I heard - the XXX-1 body is actually cold forged!
US006609511

Conveyor feed apparatus for a paintball gun
Perhaps a future direction for the Warp Feed?
US006615739 Aerodynamic projectiles and methods of making the same
US006615814

Paintball guns

US006615815

Shooting mechanism of an anti-violence gun

US006618975

Paintball gun conveniently assembled

US006626165

Paintball gun
Sear tripping blowback.  What makes this one different is a modified solenoid coil position.
US006637420

Closed bolt assembly for a paintball marker gun
Deadlywind's 'R.A.I.L.' closed bolt conversion for stacked tube blowbacks.
US006637421
Pneumatically operated projectle launching device
Yet another Smart Parts patent.  No idea what they're claiming this time - probably trying to patent breathing or something equally insipid.
US006644293

Paintball marker loader apparatus
G-Force's Dreamfire loader
US006644295

Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
2003 Shocker
US006644296

Dynamic paintball gun control

US006644366

Paintball filling system

US006658982

Cocking knob and striker arrangement for gas-powered projectile firing device
Brass Eagle patent for the cocking knob locking system used on the Avenger (and perhaps other guns).
US006662797

Transparent gun elements
US006666089

Miniature sports radar speed measuring device
US006668815

Self-aligning paintball gun barrel assembly with optional bore size adapter
Powerlyte Scepter barrel
US006672332

Adjustable vertical pressure regulator

US006675789

Control agent delivery system

US006675791

Pressure regulator for pneumatic guns
AKA Sidewinder
US006675824

Valve with wilder opening and pressure regulator equipped with such a valve

US006676269

Glow cup system

US006679156

Weapon with rotating barrel

US006684873

Paint ball gun magazine with tilt sensor

US006688234 Symmetrical paint ball land mine
US006694963

Touch trigger for electronic paintball gun
Smart Parts patent
US006698128 Adjustable bore paint ball gun
US006701909

Semi-automatic-firing, compressed-gas gun
semiauto magazine fed pistol
US006705036

Trigger assembly
Worr finally decides to patent the swing trigger years after Palmer invented it.
US006708685

Compressed gas-powered projectile accelerator

US006708843

Paintball container tube loading stand
US006715480

High flow bolt for paintball marker
US006718558 Paint ball game pellet supply belt with retractable closure
US006722073

Barrel blocking device Larry Cossio's patent on the barrel sock.  Nevermind that barrel socks had been in use many years prior.
US006722076

Apparatus and method for attaching devices to a weapon
US006722355

Paintball container and method
US006722391

On-off control for a paintball gun
US006722401

Paintball cylinder refilling apparatus
US006725852

Free-flowing paintball hopper
US006729321 Paint ball gun having a combined hopper/feeder
US006729497

Paintball container
US006732726

Paint ball gun having a front mounted gas cylinder Looks like this covers the use of a bottomline tank ring and a rigid angled ASA.
US006739322

Paintball feed system
US006739323 Feed mechanism for paint ball gun
US006742512

Paintball guns having hopper, adapter and/or feed tube aiming/pointing device mounting assemblies
US006745400

Protective garment for game of paintball
US006748938

Paintball guns
US006752137 Less-lethal launcher
US006763822

Electropneumatic paintball gun, method of making and operating, and retrofit kit assembly
US006766795

Paintball gun having a hinged receiver and method for making same
US006772746
Power saving electronic gun trigger
US006779518
Paintball marker with body rearview electronic display
US006792933
Drive cone for paintball loader
US006797201 Multicolor gelatin ribbons and manufacture of soft gelatin products
US006802305
Assisted trigger mechanism
US006802306 Paint ball loading and firing apparatus
US006805111 Gun Tippmann patent on guns using the Flatline barrel system.  What's intersting is that the claims cover 1) any gun with a curved barrel and 2) any gun where the body and barrel are not parallel.
US006807959
Device using a pneumatically-actuated carrier to eject projectiles along a trajectory
US006810871
Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
US006813819
Single leak point cylinder
US006820606
Adjustable sear for paintball gun Way to adjust the sear on a cocker without having to mess with the sear lug in the hammer (instead, a set screw on the swing trigger engages the sear, and adjusting the screw adjusts the sear enagegment)
US006823857
Barrel assembly with removable barrel insert for pneumatic paintball gun
US006832605
Pneumatic gun
US006843388
Compressed gas cartridge dispensing system allowing interchangeable use of different capacity compressed gas cartridges and novel storage feature

US006843399
Paintball storage tube carrier
US006845794
Paintball filling system
US006848538
Suppressor for a paintball marker
US006851447
Direct acting gas regulator
US006857422

Portable electric driven compressed air gun
US006857423

Paintball marker and kit of parts therefor

US006857460
Portable paintball bunker
US006860258
Paintball loader Covers the Omen's breech system
US006860259
Paintball guns
US006863060
Paintball gun with Coanda effect
US006871594 Reusable paint grenade
US006873406
Tilt-compensated laser rangefinder
US006874169
Swiveling sound-gathering ear guard for masks and helmets
US006874403 Assembly and a method for increasing the accuracy of a projectile
US006880281
Adjustable trigger stop
US006886183
Goggle and mask system
US006889680
Differential detection system for controlling feed of a paintball loader
US006889681
Electronic pneumatic paintball gun
US006889682
Electropneumatic paintball gun, method of making and operating, and retrofit kit assembly
US006892718
Paintball, handgun, automatic magazine
US006896366
Goggles
US006898971 Miniature sports radar speed measuring device
US006901922
Air propelled water wad launcher
US006901923
Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
US006913039 Valve configuration of an air pressure steel jar of a paint ball gun
US006915792 Paintgun with a revolving disc for feeding paintballs
US006920880 Mask defogging system and method
US006923170 Paint ball gun having a combined hopper/feeder
US006925997 Paintgun with pneumatic feeding and discharging process
US006928999 Paintball gun anti-blocking device
US006935324 Paintball munition chamber and paintball gun utilizing the same
US006941693 Paintball guns
US006941938 Adapter assembly with floating pin for operably connecting pressurized bottle to a paintball marker
US006948487 Paintball marker control system
US006948520 Fine adjustment gas regulator
US006948698 Valve for pressurized canister
US006948813 Lens assembly parts and assemblies therefrom
US006949256 Non-gelatin capsule shell formulation
US006951212 Shock pad for paintball pod
US006948520 Fine adjustment gas regulator
US006948698 Valve for pressurized canister
US006948813 Lens assembly parts and assemblies therefrom
US006948520 Fine adjustment gas regulator Evil Detonator inline regulator
US006949256 Non-gelatin capsule shell formulation
US006951212 Shock pad for paintball pod
US006955182 Tamper proof relief valve for gas cylinder
US006957447 Monolithic paintball mask
US006957645 Play enhancement system for a pneumatic projectile launcher and method for enhancing play
US006959703 Paintball gun throttle regulator device Overseas patent, covers a bottomline mounted half-regulator.  I say half-reg because the screw-in bottle's pin valve serves as the other half of the regulator (a system that I know had been proposed on the Tinker's Guild some years back).
US006962278 Paintball harness
US006965542 MILES hand grenade
US006966313 Anti-chop electronic firing control for paintball markers
US006973748 Paintball guns
US006978776 Multiple column helical feeder
US006981493 Paintball backpack
US006981612 Tamper-proof gas pin valve
US006983761 Method and apparatus for a pressure regulator with high-pressure reserve
US006986343 Mechanism for gas operated gun
US006990971 Pneumatically amplified trigger actuator for a gas operated marker gun
US006998374 Composition and method for cleaning gelatin encapsulated products comprising a non-volatile silicone/volatile silicone mixture
US007000603 Rapid lock and load paintball system
US007003802 Face mask with detachable eye shield
US007004192 Gas pressure regulator
US007007714 High pressure traverse flow adjustable gas regulator
US007011083 Paintball refillers and method for making and using same
US007017497 Method for making paintballs
US007017569 Paintball marker loader apparatus
US007021302 Active feed paintball loader with flexible impeller
US007021303 Barrel locking apparatus for a paintball gun
US007036496 Anti-clogging paintball firing mechanism
US007040308 Device and method for illuminating luminescent paintballs
US007040310 Paintball projectile drop compensator
US007044119 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
US007045726 Pressure regulator for a paint ball gun
US007051751 Burst disk assembly
US007051755 Adjustable pressure regulator Looks to be the Crossfire RDB inine reg
US007055279 Apparatus and method for cleaning paintball guns
US007059316 Paintball shooting structure for a paintball gun RAP's grenade launcher system
US007059343 Direct acting gas regulator
US007065914 Stock arm monopod
US007069922 Paintball marker internal reset system
US007073284 Method of firing a paintball marker Eclipse patent covering the uses of a photoeye rather than a microswitch as the trigger sensor.
US007076905 Pneumatic paintball marker, universal barrel, adaptor and insert combination
US007076906 Electronic grip-frame for a paintball marker
US007077118 Paintball gun reloading system
US007086191 Trigger assembly
US007089697 Trigger transition filter for a paintball marker
US007093591 Thermo-conductive hopper for housing paintball mobiles in a heated environment
US007096793 Projectile and related gun
US007100437 Device for collecting statistical data for maintenance of small-arms
US007100593 Pneumatically operated projectile launching device
US007100810 Paintball pod holder systems
US007107980 Carpenter's marking device
US007107981 Device for securing a compressed gas system to a paintball gun
US007111621 Paintball marker pistol with slide action automatic re-cocking
US007114699 Combination valve and regulation for use with pressurized gas cylinders, particularly oxygen cylinders
US007121271Anti-pinch bolt
US007121272Paintball gun having an in-line pneumatic assembly
US007121273Paintball gun and method


US Patent Applications
PDF file USPTO
title
Description
20010002701 20010002701 PIN VALVE WITH REMOVABLE BODY COVER A CO2 pin valve that is rebuildable without removing the reg from the bottle
20010029937 Positive fit feed adapter for paintball gun
20010032638 20010032638 Paint ball gun Z-body for the Automag
20010042543

Electrically operated paintball gun having hammer and bolt mechanism
I believe this would be for the Zap electro.  Note that the application includes a complete circuit diagram.
20010045173 20010045173 Aerodynamic projectiles and methods of making the same Not sure if these are Tom Kaye's aerodynamic projectiles for the M303...
20010050076 20010050076 Single stage regulator and method for regulating compressed air therefor Air America Armageddon
20010050077 20010050077 Paint ball gun barrel with multiple compression zones 'one-size-fits-all' barrel design by ACI
20010054441 20010054441 Pneumatic valve and regulator apparatus and method for regulating compressed air therefor Air America Melee HPA reg
20020096164 20020096164 Electrically operated paintball gun ZAP ZXS-600E
20020002785 20020002785 Gun Tippmann Flatline barrel
20020017287

Paintball guns
Covers the Angel LCD's control system
20020020402 Feeder for a paintball gun
20020040543 20020040543 Paint ball gun Tippmann Flatline barrel
20020046747 20020046747 Secondary stage regulator apparatus and method for regulating compressed air thereof Looks like an Air America Vigilante
20020059927 20020059927 Paint ball loading device Think 'JT speedpods with a camera shutter'
20020059928 20020059928 Hopper adaptor for a paint ball gun collet style hopper reatiner
20020078616 20020078616 Barrel assembly with removable barrel insert for pneumatic paintball gun Freak barrel system
20020083936

Bullet feeding device for pneumatic toy guns
A clamp-on direct feed from Taiwan.  Perhaps a cost-saving measure (it's almost certainly injection molded) that we might soon see on stacked blowbacks?
20020088449 20020088449 Electrically operated paintball gun
20020096164 20020096164 Electrically operated paintball gun
20020096216 20020096216 Gas pressure regulator This would appear to be CenterFlag's Hyperflow 201 HPA reg.
20020104524 20020104524 Pneumatic projectile launching apparatus with partition apparatus and opposed-piston regulator
20020112391 20020112391 GUN BARREL WITH LONGITUDINAL SPIN PREVENTION SLOTS CMI's trademark barrel porting
20020112640

Apparatus for marking a target

20020112714 20020112714 Paint bullet feeder for paint ball gun Is this the ZAP vibrating loader?
20020117159 20020117159 Hopper feeder
20020125285 20020125285 PORTABLE, ORGANIZED SPORTING EQUIPMENT CARRIER JT Gearsack
20020129728

Non-lethal projectile for delivering an inhibiting substance to a living target
Jaycor's Pepperballs
20020129804 20020129804 Paint ball reservoir with stiffener insert A feed neck collet system by Tippmann.
20020129805 20020129805 Paint ball reservoir connector with collet A feed neck collet system by Tippmann.
20020117159 20020117159 Hopper feeder
20020153626

Multicolor gelatin ribbons and manufacture of soft gelatin products

20020170551 20020170551 ELECTRONICALLY ACTUATED TRIGGER MECHANISM FOR COMPRESSED GAS POWERED WEAPONS OR THE LIKE
20020170552 20020170552 Dynamic paintball gun control
20020178901

Firearm pneumatic counter-recoil modulator & airgun thrust-adjustor
Meant for pellet rifles, apparently.  Might have paintball applications, so I tossed it in here.
20020179074
20020179074 Paint ball gun with compression zone liner ACI adjustable barrel
20030000511

Closed bolt assembly for a paintball marker gun
retrofit for Spyders and such
20030005614

Barrel blocking device
Now hold on here - this patent application is for a barrel condom.  Barrel condoms/covers/socks have been around for many years prior to the filing of this application (which comes from Larry Cossio of the National Paintball Association, no less)
20030005918

Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
2003 Shocker
20030010330

Paintball marker loader apparatus
One of the wackiest bulk loaders I've seen yet.  Looks like this may be G-Force's upcoming DreamFire loader.  (thanks to Fredrik Lindqvist for the connection)
20030024519

Pneumatic toy gun
Stacked-tube blowback.  I'll be shocked and amazed if this patent gets accepted, as I don't see anything that isn't covered by prior art.  Drawings look rather like a PG1.
20030024520

Discharge port and breech for compressed gas gun
The long-awaited patent application for the Bushmaster 2000.
20030024521

Pneumatically operated projectile launchine device
A continuation of an earlier patent filed covering the design of the PVI Shocker.
20030034020
Components made of polymers with high luminous transmittance for compressed-gas-powered-guns
Basically a fancy way of saying they've got clear and tinted plastic Angel parts.  Patent includes a dimensioned Angel breech block, which was nice of them.  I haven't read through it yet, but even Al Mollick had clear cocker back blocks many years ago, which might be enough 'prior art' to keep the patent from being accepted.
20030034021

On-off control for a paintball gun
On-off button used on the high end CenterFlag regs
20030041849

Barrel assembly with removable barrel insert for pneumatic paintball gun
Smart Parts strikes again - yet another patent app for the Freak.
20030047105

Non-lethal projectile systems
I'm assuming this is a Jaycor patent (Jaycor is the producer of the famous Pepperballs), featuring Tom Kaye's Perfect Circle paintball shells.
20030047174

Semi-automatic-firing, compressed-gas gun
A continuation of patent US006470872
20030047175

Pneumatic gun
The PMI/Evil 'Omen'.  Note that the inventor is Kenneth Farrell, who I believe was the inventor of the Illustrator line of blowbacks.
20030051385

Locking hinge
Hinge design for a folding stock
20030051717

Automatic compressed air distributor According to the text of the patent, this invention is well suited to retrofitting guns for simulation purposes (the US Army has a facility like this, where standard weapony has been converted with CO2 to provide a realistic recoil and feel while 'firing' at a large video screen).  I haven't looked at the patent closely enough to see if any concepts could be applied to paintball guns, but it looks promising.
20030056777 High capacity bullet cartridge
20030060308

Inflatable bunker system kit with impact dampening anchors
Staking an inflatable bunker to the ground seems pretty obvious to me, but maybe not to the patent office?
20030066520
Triggering mechanism for paint ball guns
Electro sear tripper.  Well, if it goes through, it'll be worthless due to the piles of prior art.
20030075161

Paint ball gun

20030075219
Adjustable vertical pressure regulator
I think this is the PMI Pure Energy inline reg.
20030079514
METHOD OF MAKING AN EYEWEAR FRAME
20030085523
Novel paintball velocimeter and closed-loop regulation

20030116189

Valve configuration of an air pressure steel jar of a paint ball gun

20030121927
Paintball container

20030127084

Feed mechanism for paint ball gun

20030127085

Less-lethal launcher

20030131514
Paintball marker
WDP IR3 Angel - the meat of claim 1 is being able to change the trigger's pivot point.
20030131834
Paintball marker control system
Covers WDP's COPS ball sensor
20030131835
Paintball feed system
WDP's gated feed system
20030131836
Paintball marker with body rearview electronic display
Covers ICD's LCD placement on the B2K2, though I would argue the old Cyber9000's 'IYF' display to be prior art.  Also shows a nifty flip-out display concept.
20030145503

Trigger assembly

20030154967

Paint ball hopper/pod loader

20030155005

Tamper proof relief valve for gas cylinder
20030178018

Cocking knob and striker arrangement for gas-powered projectile firing device

20030182838

Adjustable bore paint ball gun

20030188731

Paint ball gun having paint ball dispenser  with threaded connector

20030200960

Paint ball caddy

20030209163

Symmetrical paint ball land mine

20030213481

Infeed connector for a paintball gun

20030221684

Paintball guns

20030222095

Paintball container tube loading stand

20030226555

Pneumatic projectile launching apparatus with partition-loading apparatus

20030228940

Paintball game rules and scoring system

20030230296

Pneumatic gun recock flow control
Ken Farrell's refinement of the old ICD blowback recock adjustment
20040000300

Paint ball gun having a combined hopper/feeder
Screw-on hopper with a sliding feed gate to turn off the paint flow
20040000301

High flow bolt for paintball marker
New Designz bolt
20040003652

Universal regulator tester
20040011344

Paintball markers
20040031525

Secondary stage regulator apparatus and method for regulating compressed air thereof
20040055588

Paintball guns
20040065310

Compressed gas-powered projectile accelerator
20040074487

Differential detection system for controlling feed of a paintball loader
20040074488

Paint ball gun having a combined hopper/feeder
20040074489

Active feed paintball loader with flexible impeller
20040084038

Power saving electronic gun trigger
20040084040

Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
20040089280 Toy gun
20040089281

Paintball gun with Coanda effect
20040103469

Sport goggle with improved ventilation
20040107951

Adapter assembly with floating pin for operably connecting pressurized bottle to a paintball marker
20040111779

Modular mask system
20040112356

Positive fit feed adapter for paintball gun
20040123856
Paintball projectile drop compensator
20040134476

Pneumatically operated projectile launching device
20040144012

Combustion-gas-powered paintball marker
20040144823
Paintball harness
20040149275
PAINTBALL LOADING CONTAINER
20040154600
Paintball marker and kit of parts therefor
20040159153
Miniature sports radar speed measuring device
20040173403
Suppressor for a paintball marker
20040180143

Paint ball gun having permanent lubricated surfaces
20040183043
Tamper-proof gas pin valve

20040187929
Fine adjustment gas regulator
20040189828
Method and apparatus for enhancing a paintball video
20040194772
Multiple column helical feeder
20040194835
Gas pressure regulator
20040200115
Electronic grip-frame for a paintball marker
20040200467
Paintball, handgun, automatic magazine
20040200531
Adjustable pressure regulator
20040211402
Drive cone for paintball loader
20040211403
Paintball refillers and method for making and using same
20040211480
Paintball refillers and method for making and using same
20040211685
Bulk paintball storage, transport and loading device
20040216213
Protective garment for use in sporting games
20040216727
Paintball guns
20040216728
Paintball marker and kit of parts therefor
20040221375
Helmet face shield
20040221894
Pressure regulator with high-pressure reserve
20040222258
Hardened paintball refill receptacles
20040231549
Simulated ammunition for military and law enforcement training
20040237371
Trigger assembly
20040237954
ELECTROPNEUMATIC PAINTBALL GUN, METHOD OF MAKING AND OPERATING, AND RETROFIT KIT ASSEMBLY
20040244787
Structure of a paintball gun Overseas patent - pictures show a stacked tube blowback, and the thrust of the patent seems to be covering the use of an o-ring on the front of the bolt.  No, I'm not joking.
20040255923
Mechanism for gas operated gun I think this is Evolve's Shocker bolt.
20050000505
PORTABLE ELECTRIC DRIVEN COMPRESSED AIR GUN
20050005924

Paintgun with pneumatic feeding and discharging process
20050011396
Anti-personnel device for war gaming exercises
20050011505
Trigger assembly
20050011507
Projectile firing device using liquified gas propellant
20050016412
Stabilized non-lethal projectile systems
20050016515
Paintball vehicular mount
20050017456
Target system and method for ascertaining target impact locations of a projectile propelled from a soft air type firearm
20050022800
Paintball refillers and method for making and using same
20050025968
Seamless BB paintball
20050028801
Paintball gun reloading system
20050028802
Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
20050035475
Multicolor gelatin ribbons and manufacture of soft gelatin products
20050045230
DIRECT ACTING GAS REGULATOR
20050066841
Non-lethal projectiles for delivering an inhibiting substance to a living target
20050066843
Ring airfoil style paintball and launcher
20050066950
Paintgun sight

20050066951
LAUNCHING DEVICE
20050066952 Air Gun
20050066953
Pneumatic paintball marker, universal barrel, adaptor and insert combination
20050066954
Paintball gun barrel with compression chamber
20050072416
Paintball marker body with rearview electronic display

20050074277
Toy gun for launching a foam projectile
20050082508

Gas release valve for paintball marker
New Designz Impulse valve
20050091901
Barrel assembly with removable barrel insert for pneumatic paintball gun
20050103317
PAINTBALL MUNITION CHAMBER AND PAINTBALL GUN UTILIZING THE SAME
20050103383
Direct acting gas regulator
20050109329
Anti-clogging paintball firing mechanism
20050114084
Device for collecting statistical data for maintenance of small-arms
20050114978
Torso garment
20050115549
Combination fill nipple and on/off valve for a paintball gun
20050115550
Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
20050115551
Mechanism for gas operated gun
20050115553
Paintball marker and kit of parts therefor
20050115554
Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
20050121014
Method of firing a paintball marker
20050121015
Secure closure system for paintball items
20050121073
Burst disk assembly
20050121083
High pressure traverse flow adjustable gas regulator
20050121485
Secure paintball harness attachment system
20050126553
Ram for a paintball gun
20050132872 Inter-locking barrel system
20050133014 Pneumatic paintball gun and components
20050145235 Trigger system for paintball marker
20050155420 DEVICE FOR COLLECTING STATISTICAL DATA FOR MAINTENANCE OF SMALL-ARMS
20050155513 Projectile and related gun
20050155589 Trigger transition filter for a paintball marker
20050155590 Quick release fixed position paintball hopper coupler
20050155591 Electronically controlled gas-powered guns for firing paintballs
20050160521 Sport goggle with side vent for improved ventilation
20050166747 Pneumatic apparatus for actuating a second valve device (such as a high or low-pressure valve system) useful in applications such as opening the valve of an air-powered projectile-launching machine
20050166904 Loading system for paintball guns
20050167985 Auto-adapting tube fitting
20050178039 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING PAINTBALL GUNS
20050178373 Assisted trigger mechanism
20050178610 Swiveling sound-gathering ear guard for masks and helmets
20050183190 Goggle contoured for helmet engagement
20050183712 Paintball gun barrel modification and associated mechanism to allow for removal of ruptured paint ball material during game or other battle type operation
20050185512 Paintball goggle system audio game timer
20050187043 Hide-behind bunker system and kit with impact dampening anchors
20050188973 ROTARY BOLT
20050188974 Portable electric driven compressed air gun
20050188975 Paintball guns
20050188976 Large Gauge Pneumatic Launcher
20050188977 Pneumatic shooting device
20050188978 Semi-automatic-firing, compressed-gas gun
20050188980 PNEUMATIC DYNAMO FOR A PAINTBALL MARKER
20050193999 Percussion device of a paintball gun
20050194558 Valve
20050204446 Face protector and method of use
20050217527 Bioluminescent paintball
20050217652 Paintball gun and method
20050217653 Differential detection system for controlling feed of a paintball loader
20050217654 Paintball gun loading device
20050217655 Paintball gun having an in-line penumatic assembly
20050241628 Feed port for pneumatic projectile device
20050247295 Barrel and ball sizer for paint-ball gun
20050253105 Compressed gas cylinder safety device
20050257783 Valve arrangement
20050260545 Firearms training simulator simulating the recoil of a convention firearm
20050263147 Universal trigger frame and active trigger return mechanism for pneumatic launching devices
20050266114 Paintball rounder tray
20050268893 Barrel locking apparatus for a paintball gun
20050268894 Paintball gun and method of operation
20050268895 Barrel locking apparatus for a paintball gun
20050268896 Container apparatus for a barrel locking apparatus for a paintball gun therefor
20050274370 Paintball pod tank harness
20050274371 Paintball backpack hopper with positive feed device to deliver paintballs to a paintball gun without jamming problems
20050277574 COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR CLEANING GELATIN ENCAPSULATED PRODUCTS COMPRISING COMPRISING A NON-VOLATILE SILICONE/VOLATILE SILICONE MIXTURE
20050279004 Mounting assembly and methods of using same
20050284456 Adjustable paintball drop tube
20050284457 Positive fit "lever" feed adapter for paintball gun
20050284873 Gas cylinder
20060000510 Method and apparatus for pneumatic regulation including a high-pressure reserve
20060005448 Mirror sight apparatus for guns
20060005732 Blow-molded paintball and method of manufacture thereof
20060005822 Novel firing assembly for compressed gas operated launching device
20060005823 Valve assembly for a compressed gas gun
20060005824 Methods and apparatus for an in-line direct connect air source adapter
20060005825 Electro-magnetically operated bolt
20060005884 GAS PRESSURE REGULATOR
20060005887 TWO STAGE REGULATOR METHOD AND APPARATUS
20060010572 Helmet face shield
20060010754 Mirror sight apparatus for guns
20060010756 Mirror sight apparatus for guns
20060011089 Paintball having reduced drag
20060011090 Primer launched projectile systems
20060011183 Gas distribution device with controlled pressure relief
20060011184 Air balanced exhaust poppet valve with bias closure
20060011185 Paintball marker with an air balanced exhaust poppet valve with bias closure
20060011186 Pneumatic paintball gun
20060011187 Paintball gun kit
20060011188 Pneumatic paintball gun
20060014598 Game and target shot marker
20060162714 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun
20060016361 Impact-identifiable paintballs for nocturnal-types usages
20060027221 Firing mechanism for pneumatic gun
20060027223 Compact projectile launcher
20060027224 Paintball marker pistol with slide action automatic re-cocking I assume this is the Armotech WSP pistol.
20060032487 Apparatus and method for firing a projectile
20060032488 Adjustable feed tube
20060037597 Valve for compressed gas gun
20060042614 Adjustable capacity loader for paintball markers
20060042616 Fiber optic paintball marker
20060042617 Valve for air tank
20060054151 Mechanical drive assist for active feed paintball loader
20060059761 Barrel locking apparatus for a paintball gun
20060060178 Automatic paint ball gun Taiwanese patent app - covers an autococker type gun, but with the twist of mounting the 4-way in a vertical orientation to directly pass air to a ram chamber inside the body.
20060065259 Paint ball gun with automatic percussion controller
20060065260 Barrel for paint-ball gun
20060070254 Tumbler-dryer for capsules
20060075673 Paintball-gun barrel modifications that increase repeatability and accuracy
20060075999 Quick release paintball hopper coupler
20060076000 Rotational quick release paintball hopper coupler
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20060102161 Projectile launcher with offset feed tube
20060102417 METHOD FOR CREATING CONTROLLED PRESSURE RELEASE IN A PNEUMATIC DEVICE
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20060107938 Paintball marker featuring high effectiveness airflow
20060107939 Adjustable volume chamber and low pressure regulator for a compressed gas gun
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20060124661 Gas pin valve with safety features
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20060157041 Paintball feeder
20060157042 Apparatus for storing and dispensing paintballs and propellant
20060157043 Pneumatic assembly for a paintball gun
20060157121 Methods and apparatus for a direct connect on-off controller
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20060162713 Methods and apparatus for an on-off controller
20060162714 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun
20060162715 Paintball gun having a pneumatic assembly
20060162716 Gas governor, snatch grip, and link pin for paintball gun
20060162787 Control valve for high pressure fluid
20060168898 Stackable obstacle
20060169264 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun (=)
20060169265 Shooting structure of a paint bullet gun
20060169266 Mechanism for gas operated gun Evolve Shocker bolt
20060169268 Receiver/grip assembly for a paintball marker
20060176441 Protective mask with removable lens
20060180134 Combination solid projectile and paintball gun, and solid projectile adapter for paintball gun
20060185657 Paintball gun with power assisted trigger
20060185658 Barrel blocking device
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20060191523 Apparatus for propelling projectiles
20060191524 Paintball projectile drop compensator
20060191525 Barrel assembly for non-lethal personal defense devices
20060196489 Paintball loader feed mechanism
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