Patents Examined by John A. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10408561
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel with a bow connected to the top thereof, a handle cooperated with a trigger, a retention unit and a cocking device. The cocking device includes two slots respectively defined in two sides of the barrel and each slot includes a holding member slidably located therein. A link unit is connected between the two holding members and barrel. The holding members are moved toward the front end of the barrel to hook the string, and the holding members are moved toward the rear end of the barrel to hook the string to the stop member of the retention unit by operation of the link unit. When pulling the trigger, the stop plate moves downward to release the string to shoot the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10408583
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an improved foam dart that operates with improved accuracy. The shaft of the foam dart is shaped with indentions that direct airflow around the dart to improve its accuracy. The dart tip is also connected through a rigid neck portion that further improves the accuracy of the dart during use. An alternative embodiment allows the user to place a pop cap within the dart tip that will explode to cause a loud bang when the dart contacts a hard object at the end of its flight. Side vents direct exhaust gases away from the target to improve safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Dale Isenmann
  • Patent number: 10408560
    Abstract: An extreme reverse style crossbow, a reverse style crossbow or a reverse style crossbow with a single stirrup includes two cams, one string, two pulleys and two cables. The pulleys are rotatably retained on the limbs, adjacent the two cams. A dual stirrup crossbow includes two cams, one string, two pulleys and one cable. The two pulleys are rotatably retained on two cam axles. A second dual stirrup crossbow includes two cams, one string, two pulleys and two cables. The two pulleys are rotatably retained on two cam axles. A non-conventional crossbow includes two cams, one string, two pulleys and one cable. The two cams are rotatably retained on limbs between the proximal and distal ends thereof. The two pulleys are rotatably retained on two cam axles. A vertical bow includes two cams, one string, two pulleys and one cable. The two pulleys are rotatably retained on two cam axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 10408558
    Abstract: A crossbow having an energizer is described herein. The crossbow, in an embodiment, includes a stock, a body coupled to the stock, and a plurality of limbs. Each of the limbs has a coupled limb end and an uncoupled limb end. The energizer, which includes an electrical power source, is operatively coupled to the limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bakke Invest AS
    Inventor: Anders P. Thalberg
  • Patent number: 10401117
    Abstract: A Keyway Trigger System with a dry fire prevention nock is provided for use in a crossbow. The System ensures proper, full engagement of the dry fire prevention nock with a crossbow string such that the crossbow will only fire when an arrow is loaded correctly. The nock is received in a slotted opening forming a keyway adapted to be engaged by surfaces of the profiled dry fire prevention nock such that only when an arrow is properly loaded into the keyway, aligned with trigger latch members and fully engaged with the crossbow string then the trigger moves from a non-firing position to a firing position allowing the arrow to be fired. The Keyway Trigger System prevents dry fire and partial dry fire, eliminates risk of damage to the crossbow, eliminates potential risk of injury to a user, and improves accuracy and reliability of the flight trajectory of the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Parker Compound Bows, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Hamilton Rowzie, Jr., Robert Morris Mason
  • Patent number: 10398994
    Abstract: An egg incubator system to house a toy egg thereinside, the egg incubator system including a base, including a surface, a turntable disposed on a center of the surface to hold the egg within a divot on the turntable, a motor to cause the turntable to turn or shake, a dome disposed over the base to encase the egg therein, and a toy monster disposed within the egg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Cumings, Hanna Cumings
  • Patent number: 10399001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pop-up toy device for recreational purposes of a user. The pop-up toy device includes a flexible elastic hemispherical shell and a propeller unit. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell includes a convex outer surface having an inlet, and a concave inner surface. The propeller unit fits inside the inlet of the convex outer surface. The propeller unit includes a housing unit that fits inside the inlet, a coiled spring is configured in the housing unit and interfaces the coiled spring, a stem attaches to the housing unit and plurality of fan blades attached to the stem. The coiled spring rotates the stem and the plurality of fan blades. The user applies pressure to the convex outer surface to create a near flat surface. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell stores energy when deformed to the near flat surface. The flexible elastic hemispherical shell returns to its original convex outer surface from the near flat surface when dropped onto a fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Canobbio
  • Patent number: 10393470
    Abstract: The crossbow includes a frame, a first limb and a second limb connected to the frame, a first cam and a second cam mounted on opposite sides of an axis of arrow travel, a string connecting the first cam and the second cam, a first cable connecting the first cam and the first limb, and a second cable connecting the second cam and the second limb. The first cam and the second cam are mounted on a holder of the first cam and a holder of the second cam. The first cam is arranged entirely between the axis of arrow travel and a loose end of the first limb. The second cam is arranged entirely between the axis of arrow travel and a loose end of the second limb. The crossbow reduces overall dimensions of an arrow throwing device while maintaining arrow speed by changing a traditional position of cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Sergey Popov
  • Patent number: 10393469
    Abstract: An archery bow having a vertically positioned handle and an elongated center block affixed to the handle in a perpendicular configuration is provided. A pair of limbs are affixed to the center block and having a pair of cams (or pulleys) are rotatably attached to the limbs. A bowstring is formed between the first and second cams. The handle, center block, limbs, and bowstring are configured to discharge an arrow from a plane substantially perpendicular to a shooter. An arm stabilizer may also be provided to engage the forearm of the shooter and provide stabilization when the archery bow is aimed or fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FIBIGER COMPANY
    Inventor: Peter K. Fibiger
  • Patent number: 10393474
    Abstract: A high capacity loader for sequentially loading a plurality of projectiles into a launcher. The loader has a first drive core, a second drive core and a load path to maintain the projectiles in a defined path around the first and second drive cores. The second drive core is rotationally connected to the first drive core. An indexing assembly is provided to index the drive cores. A drive assembly provides a rotational force for the drive cores. A magazine extends from the housing to connect the loader to the launcher and to load the projectiles into the launcher. The projectiles are individually indexed on the first and second drive cores and are free from force by adjacent projectiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: United Tactical Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Edward Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10393471
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a riser comprising a grip location and a cavity. A first limb is supported by the riser and attached by a first limb fastener. A second limb is supported by the riser and attached by a second limb fastener. A bowstring extends between the limbs. A vibration damper is located in the cavity, the vibration damper comprising a resilient member and a weight. A first distance from the bowstring to the first limb fastener is less than a second distance from the bowstring to the vibration damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Jeffrey A. Ozanne
  • Patent number: 10393485
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanical broadhead for an arrow shaft includes a ferrule attachable to the arrow shaft and having a body with a longitudinal centerline that is substantially coaxial with the arrow shaft when attached. The ferrule body has a longitudinal slot and at least one blade is pivotally mounted to the ferrule, at least partially within the longitudinal slot. The blade is movable about a pivot between folded and deployed positions and extends generally in a forward direction from the pivot when in the folded position. The blade is pivotable from the folded position in a first direction and the pivot is positioned on the ferrule opposite the blade's first pivot direction at a point beyond the longitudinal centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Heath Painter, Glenn Clark
  • Patent number: 10386152
    Abstract: An adjustable width bowstring sled preferably includes a first frame member, a second frame member, a first cross rod, a second cross rod, a thumb wheel, and two rollers. The first frame member includes a first rod base and a first line yoke. The second frame member includes a second rod base and a second line yoke. The thumb wheel is rotatably retained in the first rod base. An opposing end of the first cross rod is threadably retained in the second rod base. One end of the second cross rod is slidably retained in the second rod base. An opposing end of the second rod base is secured to the second rod base. The first roller is retained in the first line yoke. The second roller is retained in the second line yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 10386153
    Abstract: A spear launching assembly includes a tube that is held in a hand and the tube is pointed toward game. A sling is removably coupled to the tube and the sling is comprised of a resiliently stretchable material. The sling is selectively drawn away from the second end of the tube to urge the sling into a shooting position. Moreover, the sling is releasable when the sling is urged into the shooting position thereby facilitating the sling to recoil toward the tube. A spear is slidable through the tube such that the spear is aimed at the game when the tube is pointed at the game. A lighting unit is coupled to the tube and the lighting unit is turned on to emit light outwardly from the tube wherein the lighting unit for illuminating the darkened environment and locating the spear when the spear has been launched. A plurality of arrow heads is provided and each of the arrow heads is removably coupled to the spear to pierce the game thereby facilitating the game to be killed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Clint Higgs
  • Patent number: 10384139
    Abstract: A motorized yo-yo includes a body and a tether coupled to the body to support the body for rotation. A drive mechanism of the body drives rotation of the body when a user throws the yo-yo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Hans W. Van Dan Elzen
  • Patent number: 10378851
    Abstract: A firing device includes a magazine configured to receive a plurality of toy bullets and a turret connected with the magazine. A bottom plate of the magazine is provided with a bullet output port. The turret includes a conduit, a barrel aligned with the conduit, and a propelling device disposed between the conduit and the barrel. The conduit is disposed below the magazine and is provided with a guide slot including a bullet inlet substantially aligned with the bullet output port of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shimeng Bei, Yijun Guan, Yiqi Chen
  • Patent number: 10378852
    Abstract: A bow having a high throw weight and a low draw weight. The bow has an operative riser adapted to cause pivotal movement of an upper or lower limb. The operative riser includes a first end section connected to a first limb, a second end section connected to a second limb, and a central section connected between the first and second end sections, the first end section being fixedly connected to the central section and the second end section being pivotally connected to the central section. An actuating means is disposed within the central section to physically engage the second end section. A triggering means is connected to the actuating means to operably engage the actuating means and cause pivotal movement of the second limb. The pivotal movement changes a length between the distal ends of the limbs thus changing a draw or throw weight of the archery bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen D. Rotramel
  • Patent number: 10378853
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel, a retention unit, a link unit and a positioning unit. When the second link pivots toward the restriction member, the rod is moved with the slot of the restriction member, and the restriction member is pivoted relative to the second link. The pivotal action of the first link drives the retention unit to move in the arrow track and toward the bow. On the contrary, when the retention unit is connected to the bow, the second link is moved to its initial position, and the rod is engaged with the serrated portion to form a stand-by status. When the second link continuously pivots to disengage the rod from the serrated portion, the second link is engaged with the handle to form a completion status. During the cocking action, the users may have multiple stages of action to cock the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10378850
    Abstract: A fluid throwing apparatus with a base that is made from substantially fluid-tight flexible material. A handle is attached to the base, which is preferably flexible (or has some flexibility), which when attached to the base causes the base to form into a cup or scoop shape when it is at least partially filled with a fluid and held above the ground. When thrown, the fluid is carried by the base and then released. Depending upon the use of the fluid throwing apparatus, the fluid release could be due to direct impact, or due to unstable flight of the system, such as deformation of the base or the momentum of the mass of fluid. In some embodiments the unstable flight may be induced by optionally attached drag components. In another embodiment the edge/rim of the base could be attached to a player and, when thrown, the attachment would pull back on an edge/rim of the base to release the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Troy Matthew Young, Brooke Therese Young
  • Patent number: 10371473
    Abstract: A magazine structure for a toy gun includes a carrier (10), an active gear (20), a passive gear (30) and a loading chain (40). The active gear (20) is rotatably installed to the carrier (10). The passive gear (30) is rotatably installed to the carrier (10) and arranged at an interval with the active gear (20). The loading chain (40) surrounds the active gear (20) and the passive gear (30) and has hollow cylinders (41) and a strap (42) connecting the hollow cylinders (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng Wei