Having Projectile Guide Patents (Class 124/24.1)
  • Patent number: 11204216
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a riser, a limb assembly attached to the riser and a stabilizer. The limb assembly comprises a first limb member and a second limb member. The stabilizer is attached to the riser, and at least a portion of the stabilizer is oriented between the first limb member and the second limb member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ozanne, Brandon J. Gann
  • Patent number: 11105579
    Abstract: An arrow rest assembly and method are described herein. The arrow rest assembly, in an embodiment, includes a bow engagement portion configured to be mounted to an archery bow and an accessory support coupled to the bow engagement portion. The accessory support is configured to support an arrow rest accessory that has an arrow holder. The assembly includes an adjuster support, a driver engaged with the adjuster support, and a biaser coupled to the driver. The biaser is configured to generate a biasing force acting on the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: QTM, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Summers, Kevin S. Fry, Jonathan M. Loomis
  • Patent number: 11035642
    Abstract: By replacing a block with a plurality of holes reversed in the longitudinal direction of a handle riser, more types of cushion plunger mounting holes than cushion plunger mounting holes are obtained. A cushion plunger mounting device A includes: a block 31 including two cushion plunger mounting holes 32 for mounting a cushion plunger 41 which are deviated from the center of the block 31 in a manner to be arranged in a row in the longitudinal direction of the handle riser 21 when the block is attached to the handle riser 21, a slotted hole 22 penetrating from one side of the handle riser 21 of the archery 11 to the other side, in a manner to overlap the cushion plunger mounting holes 32 in the longitudinal direction of the archery 11 when the block 31 is attached to the handle riser 21, and a block housing hole 33 for housing the block 31, located around the slotted hole 22 on one side of the handle riser 21 without penetrating up to the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NISHIKAWA SEIKI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nishikawa, Yoshiyuki Kuribayashi, Sachio Hongo
  • Patent number: 10746498
    Abstract: An arrow rest is moveable between an encapturing configuration and a discharge configuration. The arrow rest comprises a body, a first arm, and a second arm. The first arm is movably mounted with respect to the body. The second arm is also movably mounted with respect to the body. Responsive to movement from the encapturing configuration to the discharge configuration a first portion of the first arm and a first portion of the second arm operate to move away from each other, while a second portion of the first arm and a second portion of the second arm operate to move toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy J. Garretson
  • Patent number: 10634448
    Abstract: An archery bow with a riser including a mount in a centerline plane of the riser above a lower wall of a sight window of the riser may allow for a novel manner of mounting an archery accessory. Placement of the mount within a centerline plane of the riser may maintain the weight of the archery accessory along a center of the bow, thereby reducing or eliminating asymmetrically weighted bows or the need for an additional stabilizer to balance the weight of the archery accessory. Positioning the mount above the lower wall of the sight window additionally allows for coordination of the position of a secondary accessory, such as a sight, a light, or a camera, in addition to mounting an arrow rest, such as in a lower wall of the sight window, while maintaining the centralized weight advantages noted above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BROWN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10619966
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a riser, a limb assembly attached to the riser and a stabilizer. The limb assembly comprises a first limb member and a second limb member. The stabilizer is attached to the riser, and at least a portion of the stabilizer is oriented between the first limb member and the second limb member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ozanne, Brandon J. Gann
  • Patent number: 10605560
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that is operable between a raised and lowered position for lifting an object. The apparatus may include an arrow rest for use with an archery bow, wherein the arrow rest has arrow support members operable to form a v-shaped arrow supporting notch, wherein the support members move in a lateral manner to vary a depth of the v-shaped notch. The support members are oriented to actuate between a raised and lowered position. The arrow rest is suitable for coupling to the bow in a manner so that as the bow string is drawn the support members raise the arrow into a shooting position, and when the bow string is released the support members actuate away from the arrow to avoid contact between the arrow and support members. Further, the arrow rest is adjustable to accommodate various diameter arrow shafts and to adjust the lateral and vertical orientation of the arrow shaft relative to the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: John Paul Schaffer
  • Patent number: 10533822
    Abstract: A crossbow including a frame along which an arrow movement axis essentially passes, a first holder and a second holder attached to the frame on opposite sides from the arrow movement axis, a first cam and a second cam arranged on the first holder and the second holder, respectively, made rotatable, and located essentially in a horizontal plane, and at least one limb arranged essentially below the arrow movement axis and attached to the frame. The at least one limb having a free end and made bending essentially in a vertical plane when using the crossbow where the vertical plane being perpendicular to the horizontal plane. The crossbow further includes a bowstring connecting the first cam and the second cam and at least one cable connecting the first cam and the second cam to the free end of the at least one limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Sergey Popov
  • Patent number: 10527382
    Abstract: Embodiments include a riser assembly for a bow. The riser assembly can include a first non-planar riser plate; and a second non-planar riser plate that is coupled to the first non-planar riser plate with one or more connectors. The first non-planar riser plate and the second non-planar riser plate define a gap there between. A width of the gap extending from the first non-planar riser plate to the second non-planar riser plate. The width of the gap varies in size such that the width of the gap at a central location of the gap is larger or smaller than the width of the gap at a location distal to the central location. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: P.T. Archery LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10514228
    Abstract: A bow accessory mount system and method are described herein. The bow accessory mount system, in an embodiment, includes a bow engager configured to be engaged with an archery bow and an accessory support coupled to the bow engager. The accessory support is configured to support a bow accessory. The system includes an adjuster support, a driver engaged with the adjuster support, and a biaser coupled to the driver. The biaser is configured to generate a biasing force acting on the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel A. Summers, Kevin S. Fry, Jonathan M. Loomis
  • Patent number: 10495404
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow comprising an elongated barrel having a front barrel end and a rear barrel end opposite the front barrel end, and a first barrel side and a second barrel side opposite the first barrel side; a bow engaged with the elongated barrel; an elongated bowstring having a first end and a second end opposite the first end; a first bowstring guide engaged with the first barrel side, the first bowstring guide being adapted to push the bowstring toward the second barrel side while the bowstring is moved between a cocked position and an uncocked position; and a second bowstring guide engaged with the second barrel side, the second bowstring guide being adapted to push the bowstring toward the first barrel side while the bowstring is moved between a cocked position and an uncocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Steve Bednar, Richard Bednar, Phil Bednar, Jacob Hout, Gary Smith, Robert Seymour, Jr., Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 10415924
    Abstract: A three axis adjustable arrow rest preferably includes a front bracket, a bow mounting bracket, a pair of guide rods, a linear carriage, a lateral carriage and an arrow support frame. One end of the pair of guide rods are retained in the front bracket. The linear carriage is adjustably retained on the pair of guide rods by rotation of a linear adjustment screw. An opposing end of the pair of guide rods are retained by the bow mounting bracket. The lateral carriage is adjustable retained by the linear carriage with a lateral adjustment screw. A vertical stem is adjustably retained in the lateral carriage with a vertical adjustment screw. The arrow support frame is attached to a top of the vertical stem. The arrow support frame includes a plurality of arrow shaft adjustment screws for supporting an arrow shaft of an arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 10330425
    Abstract: The device of the present invention employs a riser, bow limbs, and bowstring to shoot an arrow. The employed features are positioned horizontally relative to the ground and generally perpendicular to the device handle when in use. The device handle may be hinged, and is hinged in the same plane as the riser, bow limbs, and bowstring. The device handle is ambidextrous and may include an arm brace. The device handle may be adjusted to alter draw length, and the device limb pockets may be adjusted to alter draw weight. The device is completely user-adjustable, compact, and lightweight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan William Missel
  • Patent number: 10254073
    Abstract: A crossbow including first and second flexible limbs attached to a center rail. A first cam is mounted to the first bow limb and rotatable around a first axis. A draw string is received in string guide journals and is secured to first and second cams. The draw string unwinds from the string guide journals as it translates from a released configuration to a drawn configuration. Power cables are received in first and second power cable take-up journals on each of the first and second cams. As the crossbow is drawn from the released configuration to the drawn configuration the first and second power cables wrap onto the respective first and second power cable take-up journals and are displaced along the first and second axes away from the first and second planes of rotation of the first and second draw string journals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ravin Crossbows, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Thomas Yehle
  • Patent number: 10209026
    Abstract: A crossbow including a frame with a riser and a center rail. First and second flexible limbs are attached to the riser. A draw string is received in string guide journals in first and second cams rotatably attached to the frame. The draw string unwinds from the string guide journals as it translates between a released configuration and a drawn configuration. The first and second cams include at least first and second power cable take-up journals, respectively. At least first and second power cables are attached to the first and second limbs and received in the first and second power cable take-up journals, respectively. As the crossbow is drawn from the released configuration to the drawn configuration the first and second power cables wrap onto the respective first and second power cable take-up journals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ravin Crossbows, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Thomas Yehle
  • Patent number: 10091977
    Abstract: A reel for fishing line or the like provides for extremely rapid payout by releasing the line to unwind by sliding rapidly around a guide surrounding the line spool and by rotation of the line spool itself. A handle extending rearwardly from the reel controls a line guide preventing sliding of the fishing line around the guide and providing controllable friction and locking of rotation of the line spool only when actuated by the user to permit retraction of the line or controlled tensioning of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Braun, Tim Morines
  • Patent number: 10088264
    Abstract: An arrow rest mounting system is disclosed. The system, in an embodiment, includes a body configured to be coupled to an archery bow and an arm configured to be moveably coupled to the body. The arm includes an arrow rest support. The system has a position adjuster configured to cause a slide movement of the arm relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel A. Summers
  • Patent number: 10082357
    Abstract: An archery bow riser for an archery bow is disclosed. The archery riser, in an embodiment, includes a first section, a frame connected to the first section and a second section connected to the frame. The frame defines a cavity or inner space, and the frame is configured to reduce deformation of at least part of the archery bow riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Perfect Form Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Michael W. Derus
  • Patent number: 10006737
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for a projectile launcher with a hinged cuff that attaches to the launcher pole using a quick-release mechanism. A trigger mechanism has a elongated finger, one end of which is bent 90° to a stem that is pivotally mounted. One end of a release bar is pivotally mounted to the stem bend such that pulling the trigger pulls the release bar backwardly. A pivotally-mounted catch has an arm that forms a notch for the launcher pouch loop. The catch is held in the capture position by the release arm holding against a ledge on the catch. Pulling the trigger causes the release arm to release the catch. A pivotally-mounted safety latch has a finger with a notch that hooks onto a pin in the trigger to prevent pulling the trigger. A latch release lever enables the user to disengage the latch from the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Sherrill, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelius McDaid
  • Patent number: 10001352
    Abstract: An arrow shaft includes a body having on opposite ends thereof an arrowhead and an arrow feather, and a pattern formed on an outer circumference of the body. The pattern is helically formed along the body, and the helical pattern is formed on a predetermined region in a direction from the arrowhead to the arrow feather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Moon Jae Song, Yun Sub Song, Yoon Jae Song
  • Patent number: 9933229
    Abstract: A drop away arrow rests which prevents movement of the rest element during the drawing, firing or let down of an archery bow. A drop away arrow rest that provides an optimized delay function for the dropping of the rest element after release of the bow string when firing the arrow to provide maximum support for the arrow during the launch with a last second, high speed dropping motion to clear the vanes on the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Damon Lamont Coalson, John Estridge
  • Patent number: 9915493
    Abstract: A concentrated mass launcher including a handle a cradle portion having a first anterior wall and a second anterior wall, the first and second anterior walls being opposed to one another and being separated from one another to form a gap, the cradle portion being positioned above the handle; an upper resilient limb extending from the cradle portion; a lower resilient limb extending downwardly from the handle; a string extending from the upper resilient limb toward the lower resilient limb; a sling being disposed about the primary string; a first resilient member being connected at a first end to the sling about a perimeter edge, and being connected to the cradle portion; and a second resilient member being connected at a first end to the sling about the perimeter edge, and being connected to the cradle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Adventurers Outlet
    Inventor: Bennet Becker
  • Patent number: 9816776
    Abstract: An arrow rest device for bows and similar equipment is provided. The arrow rest can include a y-shaped launcher, a shaft and a housing with an activator. The launcher and the activator can be fixedly connected to the shaft and rotate therewith. Within the housing can be a wall with an obstruction that can be shaped and designed to interact with a ball detent or similar component located on the end of the activator. The activator can be configured to rotate inside the housing wall and can be coupled to the housing with a biasing element that urges rotation of the activator and shaft in one direction. The activator can rotate in the housing between three positions, each corresponding to an orientation of the launcher. In one position, the activator is maintained by the wall so as to allow the launcher to have an upright orientation for supporting an arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BLACK GOLD ARCHERY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Ellig, Phillip Larson
  • Patent number: 9759509
    Abstract: A projectile launching device includes self-timing without cam lean. The projectile launching device includes a riser, a rail, two energy storing components, (such as two limbs), two cams, a launch string, and least one cable. The ends of the launch string are attached to the two cams. Opposing ends of first and second cables are coupled to the rail. A mid-portion of the first and second cables are slidably engaged with the first and second cams, respectively. Alternatively, a single cable may replace the first and second cables. The two cams are preferably built as mirror images of each other at a centerline of the rail. The two cams include a launch string track, having identical, but mirrored, upper and lower cable tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 9714813
    Abstract: A hinged archery sight for a bow for shooting arrows includes an oval configured sight portion when the hinged archery sight is disposed in a substantially vertical position, and a substantially annular configuration when the hinged archery sight is disposed in a predetermined angular position corresponding to an archer's draw on the bow string. The hinged archery sight also includes hinged portion for pivotally securing the archery sight to a bow string. To maintain a predetermined optimum position of the hinged archery sight on the bow string, securing spikes are integrally joined to inner walls of bow string receiving recesses such that pointed ends of the securing spikes radially penetrate the bow string when the hinged archery sight is secured about the bow string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Alan J. Small
  • Patent number: 9671190
    Abstract: A hinged archery sight for a bow for shooting arrows includes a sight portion; a hinge portion for pivotally securing a front member of the hinged archery sight to a back member of the hinged archery sight when a bow string is disposed between the front and back members; and fasteners for securing the front and back members of the hinged archery sight to a bow string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Alan J. Small
  • Patent number: 9605923
    Abstract: A bow limb retaining assembly including a retainer comprising at least one limb pocket, at least one bow limb configured and arranged to engage the at least one limb pocket and at least one adhesive composition disposed between at least a portion of the at least one limb pocket and the at least one bow limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 9500434
    Abstract: An arrow rest assembly for connection to an archery bow includes a first support frame having a first axis and a first support assembly having a first support member extending from the first support frame towards the axis. The first support member is adjustable toward and away from the first axis such that an arrow shaft axis can be aligned with respect to the first axis of the first support frame. A second support assembly has a second support frame connected to the first support frame with at least one second support member extending from the second support frame to form a central opening for receiving the arrow shaft. The at least one second support member extends around at least a portion of the second support frame to capture the arrow shaft within the central opening to thereby prevent inadvertent dislodgement of the arrow shaft from the arrow rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, Anthony T. LoRocco, John Estridge, Damon Lamont Coalson
  • Patent number: 9423204
    Abstract: Provided is a recurved bow including: a handle; a pair of limbs coupled at both ends of the handle; and a bowstring, wherein a projecting coupling member is provided in front of each of the limbs, and is extended forwardly from each of the limbs, and has a coupling portion in the front thereof, and is coupled with a coupling pin of a rear side of each of the limbs, and wherein a damper member is provided in which the damper member comprises a corresponding coupler that is coupled with the coupling portion formed in front of each of the projecting coupling member, and a damper coupled with the front of the corresponding coupler, to thereby rapidly damp vibrations generated in one end of each of the limbs to thus enhance a vibration damping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Win & Win Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Won Park, Seung Woo Shin
  • Patent number: 9395143
    Abstract: An arrow retainer for a crossbow including a projection extending from a hood of the crossbow to retain an arrow on a stock of the crossbow. A plurality of projections may be affixed to a retainer insert that is detachably disposed within a receptacle in the hood of the crossbow. Alternatively, the retainer insert may be detachably disposed within a recess of a housing that is detachably connected to the hood of the crossbow. A spring may bias the projection toward the stock. The projection may be formed of bristles or of a circumferential surface of a wheel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 9395145
    Abstract: An automatic line release mechanism for a bow is provided that includes an actuator that moves relative to a riser of the bow when a string of the bow is drawn. When the string of the bow is drawn the actuator actuates a push button of a reel to cause line of the reel to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Lemuel Jackson Woods, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9377268
    Abstract: A system for bow gripping is disclosed. A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include a grip component configured to couple to a bow. In some embodiments, the grip component may interact and/or attached to an archer's lead hand. Some components may have a third metacarpal offset that encourages a grip angle of over twenty degrees. Depending on design goals, the encouraged grip angle may also be larger or smaller than twenty degrees. The grip component may also include a mechanism for attaching the component to an archer's bow or hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Vitalz Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Russell W. White
  • Patent number: 9354016
    Abstract: Embodiments include a compact compound bow. In various embodiments, the compact compound bow includes a first riser plate and a second riser plate. The bow can further include a first limb and a second limb, the first limb and second limb can be coupled to the first riser plate and the second riser plate. The bow can further include a re-locatable handle configured to be coupled to at least one of the first riser plate or the second riser plate in a first position and coupled to at least one of the first riser plate or the second riser plate in a second position. The re-locatable handle can be rotated 180 degrees from the first position to the second position. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: P.T. Archery LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 9341422
    Abstract: An archery bow for selectively firing multiple projectiles one at a time and having riser with first and second ends and limb arrangements fixed relative thereto with a bow string is joined therebetween, the bow having a drum housing and a selectively rotatable drum rotatably secured relative to the housing, the drum being rotatable about a drum axis and having a projectile openings circumferentially spaced about the drum axis, each of the projectile openings shaped to receive a projectile wherein a plurality of projectiles can be secured in the drum at one time, one of the projectile openings being in a firing position and supporting a projectile to be fired by the bow, the remaining projectile openings being spaced from the firing position to reduce interference with the projectile to be fired, the drum having a rotation mechanism to rotate each of openings into the firing position individually, the bow further including a shooting force mechanism to selectively propel the projectiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NXT Generation, LLC
    Inventors: Rudy D. Rodich, Joe G. Box
  • Patent number: 9341433
    Abstract: A drop away arrow rest system comprises a rest and a cord lever operatively connected to the rest for moving the rest to a cocked position for supporting an arrow in relation to a bow upon drawing a bow string and upon releasing the bow string, triggering the release of the rest to a drop away position. A delayed release mechanism comprises an end cap and a torsion spring connecting the end cap to the cord lever. The cord lever is configured to load the torsion spring upon drawing the bow string and upon releasing the bow string, first release the load on the torsion spring without triggering the release of the rest to a drop away position, and then trigger the release of the rest to a drop away position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel A. Summers, Kenneth P. Green
  • Patent number: 9285181
    Abstract: This disclosure describes embodiments of a mounting block member for an archery bow that dampens vibrations. The mounting block member comprises a cover member that dampens vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel A. Summers
  • Patent number: 9261322
    Abstract: A rifle bow assembly is disclosed herein. The rifle bow assembly includes: an outer barrel slide subassembly having an elongate cavity disposed therethrough, and being configured to affixedly attached to a bow assembly such that the outer barrel slide subassembly remains stationary relative to the bow assembly; a projectile barrel subassembly configured to be slidingly received within the elongate cavity of the outer barrel slide subassembly, and the projectile barrel subassembly having a rifled projectile passageway extending in a lengthwise direction thereof; a magazine subassembly coupled to a second end of the projectile barrel subassembly and having attachment means for securing a projectile magazine thereto; and a release subassembly coupled to an end portion of the magazine subassembly, and having at least one string release mechanism for releasably engaging a bow string of the bow assembly. A rifle bow, which incorporates the rifle bow assembly, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Howard Emery Conkel
  • Patent number: 9255763
    Abstract: Leveling devices and methods are provided for use in tuning and installing accessories on archery bows such as compound bows. For example, devices and methods are provided for leveling bow risers and arrow rest components of archery bows to enable proper accessory installation and tuning of archery bows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: R.S. BOWVISE Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Forestieri, Sr., Andrew J. Forestieri, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9163898
    Abstract: A mating arrow mounted slide and arrow rest cradle assembly for bowfishing and bowhunting utilizes an arrow shaft mounted slide that is releasably snapped into a cradle carried by the riser of a bow, in which the slide cradle combination provides a tight arrow rest as well as an anchoring mechanism for one end of a line when used for bowfishing. When the arrow is released the slide unsnaps from the cradle and moves in unison with the arrow as the arrow moves out of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventor: William Edward Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9140513
    Abstract: Embodiments include a compact compound bow. In various embodiments, the compact compound bow includes a first riser plate and a second riser plate. The bow can further include a first limb and a second limb, the first limb and second limb can be coupled to the first riser plate and the second riser plate. The bow can further include a re-locatable handle configured to be coupled to at least one of the first riser plate or the second riser plate in a first position and coupled to at least one of the first riser plate or the second riser plate in a second position. The re-locatable handle can be rotated 180 degrees from the first position to the second position. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PT Archery
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 8991375
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a crossbow comprises a stock, a first limb, a first rotatable member, a second limb and a second rotatable member. A bowstring, a first cable and a second cable each extend between the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member. The crossbow defines a shooting axis. The first cable is offset from the shooting axis in a first direction and the second cable is offset from the shooting axis in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8991374
    Abstract: A rifle bow assembly is disclosed herein. The rifle bow assembly includes: an outer barrel slide subassembly having an elongate cavity, the outer barrel slide subassembly configured to be attached to a bow assembly; a projectile barrel subassembly having a first end and a second end, the projectile barrel subassembly configured to be slidingly received within the elongate cavity of the outer barrel slide subassembly, and the projectile barrel subassembly having a helical projectile passageway extending in a lengthwise direction thereof; a magazine subassembly coupled to the second end of the projectile barrel subassembly, and having attachment means for securing a projectile magazine thereto; and a release subassembly coupled to an end portion of the magazine subassembly, the release subassembly including at least one string release mechanism for releasably engaging a bow string of the bow assembly. A rifle bow, which incorporates the rifle bow assembly, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Emery Conkel
  • Patent number: 8875687
    Abstract: A tangent point arrow rest preferably includes an outer housing, at least two bearing assemblies and a mounting device. The outer housing includes an arrow clearance opening for insertion of an arrow shaft. Threaded bearing holes are formed through the outer housing. The mounting device may be a mounting rod or at least one boss slot, which extend from the outer housing. Each bearing assembly preferably includes a bearing housing, a tension adjustment screw, a bearing housing cap, a contact ball bearing, an inner ball bearing and a compression spring. The inner ball bearing, the tension spring and tension adjustment screw are retained in the bearing housing. The bearing housing is threaded into one of the threaded bearing holes. The bearing housing cap is threaded on to the bearing housing to retain the contact ball bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Dorge O. Huang, James J. Kempf
  • Patent number: 8752536
    Abstract: Fall away arrow rests for archery bows. The rests have an arm with an arrow-supporting feature and an arm-associated axle which pivots the arm to displace the arrow-supporting feature between a first, arrow-loading position and a second, more elevated, arrow-launching position. The arrow support arm can be adjusted vertically, laterally, and in fore-and-aft directions relative to a riser or other rigid bow component on which the rest is mounted. One or more dampers can be advantageously attached to arrow rest structural members to reduce shock and vibrations, including noise, as the arrow support arm displaces the arrow-supporting feature between its first and second positions, especially as an arrow is launched from the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Steven C. Sims, George Clark, Scott Eastman, Johnathan F. Sell, Greg Winters
  • Patent number: 8522762
    Abstract: A compound bow includes a frame assembly, a force compounding system, and a draw string guide system. The frame assembly includes at least one riser. The force compounding system is supported by the frame assembly and includes a first string guide connected to the frame assembly and a second string guide connected to the frame assembly. The draw string guide system is supported by the frame assembly and includes a third string guide connected to the frame assembly and a fourth string guide connected to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 8505524
    Abstract: A bow apparatus comprising a bow having first and second tips, a string which is attached between the first and second tips, and a shaft having a first shaft end and a second shaft end. The first shaft end is secured proximate the midpoint of the string. The shaft passes through a shaft stabilizer. The second shaft end has a golf ball holder. The bow apparatus is used to play a new modified version of archery golf by holding a golf ball with the golf ball holder. The user pulls the shaft to tension the string, aims the shaft towards the cup target, and then releases the shaft to project the golf ball towards the cup target. The bow apparatus further comprises a putter block for hitting the golf ball into the cup target once the golf ball is close to the cup target and on the green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Arthur Lyon
  • Patent number: 8425820
    Abstract: A riser for an archery bow is formed from a fibrous composite material, the matrix of which may be a high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, a very high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, or a combination thereof. The riser may incorporate a spine formed from a different polymer or composite than the rest of the riser, or from metal. A method for producing a riser for an archery bow includes the steps of introducing a polymeric composite into a mold from a first end of said mold to facilitate a particular orientation of components of said polymeric composite, molding the polymeric composite to produce a billet that approximates a net shape of the riser, and then machining the billet to the final shape of the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Gordon Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Pilpel
  • Publication number: 20110186024
    Abstract: A bow-and-arrow set includes a bow, a buffer, a string and an arrow. The bow includes a pipe inserted through an aperture defined therein. The buffer is located in the pipe. The string is tied to the bow. The arrow includes a pile, a pile and a body formed between the pile and the butt. The pile is movable in the pipe while the butt is movable against the string so that the string can shoot the arrow and move the pile within the pipe on releasing of the butt. The buffer can encounter and buffer the pile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Chih-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 7963279
    Abstract: An arrow rest that drops away or otherwise moves away from a discharging shaft of an arrow or another projectile. An arrow holder is operable between two support positions and a launch position. A support force is used to keep or maintain the arrow holder in the support position. A movement force can be transferred to the arrow holder for overcoming the support force and moving the arrow rest into a launch position, away from a discharging arrow shaft and the corresponding fletching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: New Archery Products Corp.
    Inventors: Frank A. Harwath, Miroslav A. Simo, Christopher A. Kozlik
  • Patent number: 7913678
    Abstract: An arrow rest that contains the arrow shaft before, during, and after the shot. To give the archer a precise, accurate shot, pull-away support fingers 120 degrees apart move in a self centering radial motion towards the center of the arrow shaft when the archer draws the bow to full draw and simultaneously pull away from the arrow shaft in a simultaneous radial motion to give complete clearance to the arrow shaft and its vanes or fletching once released from full draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Olympic Archery LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Hudkins