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Old 10-24-2013, 01:07 PM #1
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Paintball patent thicket

Has any compiled a list of patents that apply to each part of a paintball marker?

For instance, the "dump valve" is supposedly a DP patent, but the only one I can find that fits that description is a MacDev patent: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2009006683A1?cl=en


The main categories I'd like to see are:

General Marker Operations
I'm pretty sure SP had a patent for pneumatically controlled paintball markers.

Spool valve configurations
DP is supposed to have one, DYE should, Smart Parts IP was in large part bought by Kee, MacDev and PE.


Poppet valves configurations
I know madman had a patent as does/did AKA and probably BLAST or SP for the balanced design.

Air supply adapter (ASA) configurations
DP has the lever-type I think, but it's strange because the axe is functionally similar.

Regulator configurations
The only design I could really find a patent on was the evolve, but I don't think there are many, if any, patents in this arena.


I'd really like someone a lot more resourceful than me to start/own a thread like this.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:54 PM #2
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This is going to be a huge undertaking. I'd suggest starting by compiling a list of people affiliated with paintball patents in order to find them, then dividing them up by catagory from there.
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I like the idea, definitely going to be a ton of work.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:25 PM #4
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This is going to be a huge undertaking. I'd suggest starting by compiling a list of people affiliated with paintball patents in order to find them, then dividing them up by catagory from there.
Well, I really can't get too far that way. I saw somewhere that you could put the company and it would pull the patents filed under that business. For people like Spurlock, Cole, Grundy, Woods, Rice, Tippmann, Long it may be easy, but I don't know how to find Dye, Kee or DLX.

Really I'm not suggesting I am the right person for this thread because I'm not very good at navigating this myself. I'd really like someone to help or at least show me an efficient way of finding this.
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I don't have time to do it at the moment, but this would be my method:

https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts#q=Si...ntball&tbm=pts
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 PM #6
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Don't forget Tom Kaye from AGD if you do this,imagine he probably hold a few cool paintball patents
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You mean like

http://haveblue.org/tech/patents/

I would take the interesting ones here and do a referenced by search - that's one of my usual methods for finding recent interesting literature...
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Once again you affirm your place as my hero!!
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You mean like

http://haveblue.org/tech/patents/

I would take the interesting ones here and do a referenced by search - that's one of my usual methods for finding recent interesting literature...
The coolest link I've EVER seen
Thanks for sharing
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