• US 20120125303A1
  • Filed: 11/21/2011
  • Published: 05/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rapid feed paintball loader for use on a paintball gun for force feeding paintballs, the paintball loader comprising:

  • a container for holding a plurality of paintballs;

    a paintball agitator rotatably mounted in the container, the paintball agitator rotating about an axis;

    the paintball agitator comprising at least two fins extending substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the paintball agitator, the fins spaced apart from each other forming a gap therebetween large enough to accommodate more than one paintball;

    at least two paintballs positioned in the gap between the fins;

    a motor configured to rotate the paintball agitator;

    an exit tube exiting from the bottom portion of the container and leading to an inlet tube of the paintball gun;

    and, a microprocessor in communication with a sensor for controlling operation of the motor;

    the paintball agitator configured to receive paintballs from the container in the gap and force the paintballs from the gap into the exit tube; and

    a deflector for deflecting paintballs downward into the gap or upward away from the gap, the deflector movably attached to the interior surface of the container.

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