Paintball loader

  • US 8,561,600 B2
  • Filed: 11/21/2011
  • Issued: 10/22/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A paintball loader for loading paintballs and for use on a paintball gun comprising:

  • a container for holding a plurality of paintballs having an interior;

    a paintball agitator rotatably mounted in the container, the paintball agitator having a raised central portion with at least one surface sloping downwardly and outwardly from the central portion, the paintball agitator configured to rotate about an axis;

    the paintball agitator comprising at least two fins extending outwardly from 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 in communication with the interior of the container;

    a microprocessor for controlling operation of the motor; and

    a sensor in communication with the microprocessor.

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