Crossbow Patents (Class 124/25)
  • Patent number: 11885587
    Abstract: A bow may have a string latch that holds a bowstring and that can be moved into three distinct positions. One activator may be used to prevent the string latch from being moved into its second position. A second activator may be used to prevent the string latch from being moved into its third position. A third activator may be used to move the first and second activators to prevent the string latch from being moved into its second or third positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric Vankeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11874084
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses of a crossbow including a stock defining a front end and a rear end, and a limb including: a fixed end affixed to the stock between the front end and the rear end, and a free end positioned between the front end and the rear end. The limb is configured to flex in a substantially vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Ravin Crossbows, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 11846487
    Abstract: An archery bow is disclosed herein. The archery bow, in an embodiment, has a body, a plurality of limbs and a motion generator configured to cause the limbs to move. The archery bow also includes a draw cord and a device configured to be moveably coupled to the body. The device has a surface configured to be grasped. The device is configured to cause the draw cord to be pulled as a result of the device being moved relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: KRYSSE AS
    Inventor: Anders Paur Thalberg
  • Patent number: 11808543
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a frame, a riser coupled to the frame, a first flexible limb, a second flexible limb, a third flexible limb, and a fourth flexible limb. A first cam assembly couples to the first flexible limb and the second limb and includes a first draw string journal, a first power cable journal, and a second power cable journal. A second cam assembly couples to the third flexible limb and the fourth flexible limb and includes a second draw string journal, a third power cable journal, and a fourth power cable journal. A draw string is received in the first draw string journal and the second draw string journal. Power cables cross over the center rail, above and below the draw string, and are received in the first power cable journal, the second power cable journal, the third power cable journal, and the fourth power cable journal, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Ravin Crossbows, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Thomas Yehle
  • Patent number: 11802748
    Abstract: The structure discloses a crossbow head assembly structure, comprising a main bracket, crossbow pieces, pulleys, a main string, and auxiliary strings. The invention improves the assembling method of the crossbow piece and the hanging method of the crossbow string, and is equipped with a string adjusting device. Advantageous effects: 1. the forward speed of the pulley when the arrow is shot is superimposed on the forward speed of the main string; 2. the weight of the pulley can be reduced, so that the shooting speed of the crossbow arrow can be increased, and the impact of the pulley on the crossbow string can be reduced by the sudden stop of the pulley; no matter which crossbow string is broken, the other crossbow strings will be completely relaxed; 3. the crossbow string can be assembled without a bow opener; moreover, the accuracy of shooting can be adjusted very conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Ning Wei, Guangzhong Chen
  • Patent number: 11802749
    Abstract: An archery bow is disclosed herein. The archery bow, in an embodiment, includes a frame, a plurality of limbs coupled to the frame, and an electrical motor coupled to the frame. The archery bow also includes at least one rod that is operatively coupled to the electrical motor as well as one or more of the limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Krysse AS
    Inventor: Anders Thalberg
  • Patent number: 11774210
    Abstract: A crossbow is provided with a silent crank-cocking device including a shaft extending through a positioning sleeve, reels, a housing, a bushing, covers, a shaft sleeve, limiting pieces and a clutch wrench. A crank is connected to an end of the shaft. The reels are connected to two ends of the shaft. The housing receives the bushing, which includes a hole and clutch slots. The covers are connected to both ends of the housing. Rollers are located in the clutch slots. The limiting pieces are arranged on two ends of the shaft sleeve. The clutch wrench includes a portion connected to the rollers in the housing and another portion extending from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11761728
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a body includes a connection part that includes a clamping portion. The clamping portion includes two side plates, and a space is formed between the two side plates. A bow unit includes a bow and a block which is formed to the middle portion of the bow. The block includes a protrusion which is accommodated in the space and clamped between the two side plates so as to connect the bow unit to the connection part. A magazine includes the first end thereof pivotably connected to the body, and the second end of the magazine is connected to the clamping portion. The magazine includes two lugs between which the clamping portion is located. A pin extends through the two lugs, the two side plates and the block to connect the magazine to the body. By removing the pin and pivoting the magazine, the bow unit is replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11754365
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable stirrup assembly includes a connector, a stirrup, and a locking element. The connector includes a plate connected to a crossbow, a sleeve formed on a face of the plate, and recesses in an external face of the sleeve. The stirrup is pivotally connected to the sleeve and includes a first section, a second section in parallel to the first section, a slot in the first section, and a tread formed on the second section. The locking element includes an end pivotally connected to the stirrup and another end formed with a boss for insertion in a selected one of the recesses via the slot to keep the stirrup in a selected one of several angles relative to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11719505
    Abstract: A stock includes a first end that has a stock mounting interface that is configured to mate with a like interface of a weapon. The first end has a quiver mounting feature configured to attach to a quiver. The stock includes a second end that has a quiver pocket defined therein to at least partially receive a portion of a quiver therein. The quiver pocket has at least one quiver grip positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: RAVIN CROSSBOWS, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Trpkovski, Dayne Lester, Joshua Hanzel
  • Patent number: 11703300
    Abstract: A stock assembly of a crossbow includes a fore-end stock, a butt stock, and a lock. The fore-end stock includes a slot in a lateral face and a chamber in a rear face. The slot is in communication with the chamber. The butt stock includes an insert movably inserted in the chamber, a shoulder contact portion formed at an end of the insert out of the chamber, and recesses in a lateral face of the insert. The lock is pivotally connected to the fore-end stock and insertable in a selected one of the recesses through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11592258
    Abstract: A crossbow de-cock mechanism may include a de-cock activator that is selectively movable from a first de-cock activator position that prevents de-cocking of a crossbow into a second de-cock activator position that permits de-cocking of the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric Vankeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11466957
    Abstract: A crossbow string drawing assistance system includes a crossbow, a bowstring drawing assistance device and a wire separator assembly, the bowstring drawing assistance device and the wire separator assembly are mounted on different positions of the crossbow, a pull hook of the bowstring drawing assistance device can hook a bowstring of the crossbow, a pull wire is inserted through the two hooks to engage with the wire separator assembly; when the bowstring drawing assistance device continuously packs the pull wire, the pull wire on the wire separator assembly is engaged to force the bowstring to move toward the wire separator assembly until the bowstring is engaged with the engaging member, so as to complete a drawing operation. Therefore, a user can mount and dismount the bowstring drawing assistance device easily according to habit, so as to mount the bowstring drawing assistance device in a comfortable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11448478
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of the athletic equipment, specifically relating to a draw-string mechanism for crossbows comprising a carriage mounted inside the slideway of the crossbow limb, a hook-string board mounted on the carriage, a pull-cord device used to drive the carriage to slide back on the slideway of the crossbow limb and a reset device to draw the carriage to slide forward to its initial position; said pull-cord device includes two pull cords, a pull handle, and pull-cord pulley blocks wherein two pull cords respectively has a corresponding pull-cord pulley block and passes around the pull-cord pulley block with its end fixed inside pull handles. The invention can not only avoid hurting fingers of crossbow operators, but also generate 2-4 fold drawing force to draw string via force-increasing effect of pull-cord pulley blocks, which is very easy to operate and more labor-saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Weifang Zhaoshi Bow & Crossbow Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ning Wei
  • Patent number: 11428495
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a semi-automatic crossbow having a stock, a plurality of limbs, a drawstring, a bolt feeder, a barrel, a draw assembly, and a release. The draw assembly can be configured to automatically move the drawstring to a cocked position and the release can include a trigger and be configured to release the drawstring when the trigger is actuated. The disclosed technology can further include a truck configured to engage the drawstring and a bolt such that the bolt can be propelled forward by the truck when the drawstring is released by the release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Limin' Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Scott S. Blackstock
  • Patent number: 11428499
    Abstract: A crossbow may include a bowstring and a string latch that can be moved into a first string latch position that holds the bowstring in a cocked position, a second string latch position that does not hold the bowstring in the cocked position and a third string latch position. To de-cock the crossbow, a de-cock activator may be selectively movable from a first de-cock activator position that prevents the string latch from being moved into the third string latch position into a second de-cock activator position that permits the string latch to be moved into the third string latch position. When the string latch is in the first string latch position and the de-cock activator is in the second de-cock activator position: the string latch may be selectively movable into the third string latch position and then the second string latch position permitting de-cocking of the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric VanKeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11402172
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel having a flight section and a head. The head includes a main part and two extensions extending laterally from the main part. The main part is detachably connected to the flight section. Two cam units each include two first limb connected to the two extensions, and two cams. Two second limbs each are a curved limb and have a first end and a second end. The two first ends of the two second limbs are respectively and directly connected to two sides of the flight section or the head. A first string is wrapped around and connected between the two cams. Two second strings are connected between the cams and the second end of the second limbs. The weight center of the crossbow is located close to the user's body and is benefit for operating the crossbow with high balance and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11359882
    Abstract: A crossbow-used trigger assembly includes a casing, a connector, a trigger, a safety element, and a shield. The casing includes a trigger pivot, a latch pivot, and a first groove in communication with a second groove. The safety element is movable in the first groove. The connector is movable in the second groove. The trigger is pivotally supported on the trigger pivot and includes a front end and a rear end pivotally connected to the connector. The latch is pivotally supported on the latch pivot. A spring biases the latch towards the front end of the trigger. Another spring biases the trigger to keep the connector from the first groove. The shield is pivotally supported on the trigger pivot and includes a protuberance extending beyond the front end of the trigger to abut against the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11346632
    Abstract: A cranking mechanism preferably includes a planetary gear, a drive shaft, a one way bearing, a clutch assembly, and at least one drive unit. The clutch preferably includes a clutch pressure plate, a flywheel, friction surfaces and at least one friction plate. Each drive unit includes a carrier, a spool and a flywheel. The one way bearing and the clutch assembly are axial on the drive shaft. A pressure locking nut is threaded on to a threaded end of the crank shaft to exert pressure on the clutch assembly. The sun gear is fixed on the drive shaft. The at least one drive unit is axial with the drive shaft, and fixed with the carrier of the planetary gear set. The pressure locking nut is tightened against the clutch assembly to frictionally engage the drive shaft with the at least one drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 11320230
    Abstract: An archery device and method are disclosed herein. The archery device, in an embodiment, includes a support configured to be moveably coupled to an archery bow. The archery device also includes a motion generator configured to be energized by an energy resource. The motion generator is configured to cause the support to move between a plurality of positions. The positions are associated with different levels of tension in a draw cord of the archery bow, and each of the levels has a magnitude greater than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Krysse AS
    Inventor: Anders Paur Thalberg
  • Patent number: 11320232
    Abstract: A collapsible pedal structure of a crossbow is mounted on the crossbow, the crossbow includes a bowstring and a string pulling direction, and the collapsible pedal structure contains a pedal, a connection member, and a fastener. The pedal includes a stepping portion and a first coupling seat. The connection member includes a second coupling seat configured to rotatably connect the connection member with the first coupling seat of the pedal so that the pedal rotates in a first direction and a second direction. The fastener includes an aperture configured to receive a defining rod, a releasing means, and a fastening means. The fastening means is configured to fix the pedal in the first direction and the second direction, and the releasing means is configured to release the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Man Kung Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Hui Chu, Ching-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 11306994
    Abstract: A crossbow reset mechanism may be used to reset a safety activator and a de-cock activator. The reset mechanism may reset the safety and de-cock activators simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric VanKeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11300380
    Abstract: A method of constructing a crossbow may include the steps of: supporting the riser to the main beam; supporting a pair of bow limbs to the ends of the riser; separating the bow limbs such that a minimum distance between them is not greater than about 5 inches; supporting the bowstring to the bow limbs; and providing at least a portion of the opening in the riser to be as wide as a user's foot and to extend between the bow limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11274898
    Abstract: A crossbow may include two bowstring guides engaged on first and second sides of the crossbow barrel. The bowstring guides may push the bowstring toward opposite sides of the barrel when the bowstring is moved from the fully uncocked position to the fully cocked position and when the bowstring is moved from the fully cocked position to the fully uncocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Steve Bednar, Richard Bednar, Phil Bednar, Jacob Hout, Gary Smith, Robert Seymour, Jr., Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11268781
    Abstract: A worm gear assembly wherein the worm wheel gear is axially coupled with a shaft and a coupler. The coupler may be selectable from a first position locked with the wheel gear and the shaft to a second position unlocked with the wheel gear and the shaft. The coupler may be interactive with the worm wheel gear, or another component coupled with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 11236963
    Abstract: A crossbow may have a cocking mechanism that includes a trigger mechanism, a trigger latch mechanism and a winch assembly. The winch assembly may be used to move the trigger mechanism to simultaneously move the bowstring from an un-cocked position to a cocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bednar, Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith, Jr., Eric VanKeulen
  • Patent number: 11236964
    Abstract: A crossbow may have a de-cocking mechanism that includes a trigger mechanism, a trigger latch mechanism and a winch assembly. The winch assembly may be used to move the trigger mechanism to simultaneously move the bowstring from a cocked position to an un-cocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bednar, Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith, Jr., Eric VanKeulen
  • Patent number: 11193727
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel with a flight groove, and a bow. A magazine is mounted to the body and located above the flight groove. A passage is defined through the magazine for accommodating multiple arrows therein. A slot is formed between the magazine and the flight groove. A string of the bow movably extends through the slot. An arm is pivotably located in the passage and includes a hook end which normally presses on a top-most arrow of the arrows in the magazine. When no arrow is in the magazine, the hook end is inserted into the slot and the user cannot successfully cock the string because the string is stopped by the hook end, so that the user is acknowledged that there is no arrow in the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Poe Lang Enterprise Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11181337
    Abstract: Crossbow bowstring positioning systems are provided. In one aspect of the invention a crossbow bowstring positioning system has a crank housing supporting an axle and positioning a first connector at a front facing surface of the crank housing, a length of rope connected between two separated points on the axle; a bowstring connector joined to the length of rope and connectable to a bowstring of the crossbow, a mounting having a buffer tube mount mountable to a buffer tube of a crossbow; and a crank operable to rotate the axle to control an extent to which the rope is wound onto the axle and a position of the bowstring connector relative to the axle. The crank housing and mounting can be readily assembled in a small space and an efficient manner while providing paths through which a force experienced by the axle during use can be resisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventor: Hans J. Walthert
  • Patent number: 11156430
    Abstract: A crossbow router system may include a frame that may be positioned within a hole in a crossbow main beam and not fixed to the main beam. Two or more cylindrical surfaces may be rotatable with respect to the frame and may engage a power chord to guide the power chord through the hole in the main beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Smith, Keith Bartels, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11156429
    Abstract: A crossbow with a cocking mechanism having a worm gear assembly coupled with a spool, that may also be utilized with an optional built in, removable motor gearbox assembly and power source. The motor gearbox assembly may or may not have a clutch assembly, when rotational force reaches a predetermined amount, rotation of the drive shaft stopses. Switches may be provided to start, stop, and reverse the direction of rotation of the motor gearbox assembly, as well as switches and or circuits that may control operation of the motor gear set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 11137228
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel, a tube, a threaded bolt, a riser, a mount, a cam and a handle. The tube is connected to the barrel. The threaded bolt includes a head and is engaged with the tube to provide a gap between the head and the tube. The mount extends from the riser, and includes an aperture for receiving the tube and a recess for receiving the tube and the threaded bolt so that the gap is located in the rear recess. The cam is movable in the recess and includes an extensive portion and a space for receiving the tube. The handle assembly is pivotally connected to the mount and the cam so that the handle assembly is operable to move the cam in the recess of the mount to insert the extensive portion of the cam in the gap to keep the connection mechanism in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11085721
    Abstract: A safety device for a crossbow includes a control box connected to the shooting device of the crossbow. The control box includes a case, an operation assembly and a pivotal member. The operation assembly is located in the case and the operated is operated to be a string-cocked mode. An activation member is pivotably connected to the case and located beneath the operation assembly. The activation member includes a stop which is located in the box. When the operation assembly is operated to the string-cocked mode, the string cocked and no arrow is loaded. The operation assembly does not restrict the activation member. The stop is restricted by the pivotal member so that the activation member cannot be pivoted, and the trigger cannot be pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11067357
    Abstract: A string pulling mechanism includes a rolling assembly, a rotary shaft, a unidirectional bearing, two rollers, a switch, and a swing lever. The holder has a first accommodation portion, an opening, and a first coupling orifice. The unidirectional bearing includes an internal ring and an external ring having multiple teeth, the two rollers are fixed on the rotary shaft, and the switch is inserted to the opening of the rolling assembly and is rotatably connected with the rolling assembly. The switch is received into the opening so as to control the external ring to rotate or not rotate. The swing lever disposed on a side of the rolling assembly to actuate the rotary shaft, the internal ring of the unidirectional bearing, and the two rollers to rotate. The string is fixed on the two rollers and are inserted through and connected with a pull seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Man Kung Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Hui Chu, Ching-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 11041689
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a crossbow comprises a stock, a bow portion, a latch, a trigger and a foregrip. In some embodiments, the foregrip is supported by the stock and arranged to move with respect to the stock between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Mark J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11022398
    Abstract: A projectile launching device includes self-timing without cam lean. The projectile launching device preferably includes a rail, a riser, two energy storing components, (such as two limbs), two cams, a launch string, and at least two cables. The ends of the launch string are attached to the two cams. Opposing ends of first and second cables are coupled to the first and second cams. A mid-segment of the first and second cables are slideably engaged with the first and second cable pulleys, respectively. 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 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 11009310
    Abstract: A crossbow reset mechanism may be used to reset a safety activator and a de-cock activator. The reset mechanism may reset the safety and de-cock activators simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric VanKeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 11002505
    Abstract: A crossbow de-cock mechanism may include a de-cock activator that is selectively movable from a first de-cock activator position that prevents de-cocking of a crossbow into a second de-cock activator position that permits de-cocking of the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co, , Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Steven Bednar, Phillip Bednar, Eric VanKeulen, Gary Smith, Jr., Robert Seymour, Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 10996018
    Abstract: A cocking sled for a crossbow that is easier to remove from the bowstring once the crossbow is cocked, and easier to re-engage the bowstring in an effort to de-cock the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 10989491
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a frame, a first limb assembly supporting a first rotatable member and a second limb assembly supporting a second rotatable member. The first rotatable member comprises a cam. A bowstring extends between the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member. A power cable is in communication with the cam. The first limb assembly has a width and a length, wherein the width is at least 26% of the length. In some embodiments, the width is at least 28% of the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Jeffrey A. Ozanne
  • Patent number: 10969192
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a stock, a riser mounted to the stock, left upper and lower mounting brackets attached to the riser, right upper and lower mounting brackets attached to the riser, and cam assemblies respectively mounted to proximal ends of the upper and lower mounting brackets. The crossbow includes first and second limbs respectively attached to distal ends of the left and right upper and lower sides of the riser. A draw string extends between the first and second cam assemblies over the stock and is wrapped around outer surfaces of the cam assemblies. The crossbow includes power cables crossing inside of the stock to form a crossing pattern and traverse a centerline of the stock. The power cables respectively wrap around the cam assemblies through helical take-up journal assemblies extending below each cam assembly, and the power cables respectively connect to opposing limbs at distal ends of the limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Henry M. Gallops, Jr., Jason L. Fogg
  • Patent number: 10948257
    Abstract: A crossbow with a built in cranking mechanism preferably includes a crank shaft, a one way bearing, a clutch, a reel shaft, a driven gear and at least one reel. The clutch preferably includes a clutch housing, a clutch pack and a pressure washer installed in a frame or stock of the crossbow. The clutch housing includes a clutch pack housing and a drive gear. The one way bearing and the clutch are retained on the crank shaft. A hand knob is threaded on to the crank shaft to exert pressure on the clutch pack. The driven gear is pressed on to the reel shaft. The at least one reel is retained on at least one end of the reel shaft. The hand knob is tightened against the clutch pack to frictionally engage the crank shaft with the drive gear. The drive gear rotates the at least one reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Dorge O. Huang, James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 10900738
    Abstract: A worm gear crank cocking device (“CCD”) for a crossbow to draw a bowstring from a released position to a cocked position. A user rotates a receptacle of the worm gear CCD to draw hooks rearward along the crossbow track to engage the bowstring and to draw the hooks with the bow string to a catch to place the crossbow in the cocked position. The worm gear CCD provides an automatic stop. If a user stops rotating the receptacle of the worm gear CCD, the hooks remain stationary on the track. A release mechanism is provided that disengages spools winding the cords attached to the hooks so that the hooks may return to their starting position forward of the released bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hensel, David A. Barnett, Jeffrey Osburn
  • Patent number: 10900739
    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: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    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: 10866055
    Abstract: A crossbow trigger assembly with a nock sensor enabling the catch to release the crossbow string only when a nock of an arrow is properly engaging the crossbow string. The trigger assembly also contains a bypass feature for deactivating the nock sensor to cause release of the crossbow string from the catch when a user activates a release switch. The bypass feature can only be activated when retractable hooks are positioned to receive the crossbow string near the catch, thereby preventing a dry fire of the crossbow string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Hensel
  • Patent number: 10859340
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for use in a crossbow having a bowstring, the trigger mechanism comprising a housing having a slot formed therein, a trigger lever pivotally mounted in the housing and having a trigger that extends partially outside the housing, a catch pivotally mounted in the housing, and a disarm mechanism received in the housing that is moveable between a neutral first position and a disarm second position. The catch has a first end configured to retain the bowstring in a cocked position and a second end configured to operatively engage the trigger lever. When the disarm mechanism is in the disarm second position and the user draws the bowstring further into the housing slot, the trigger mechanism is configured to allow the catch to move from the catch first position into the catch second position without requiring the user to engage the trigger (e.g., squeezing or pulling the trigger).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Patent number: 10845153
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a compound bow comprises a frame, a first limb supported by the frame and a second limb supported by the frame. The first limb supports a first rotatable member, and the first rotatable member comprises a cam. The compound bow further comprises a second rotatable member, a first pulley and a second pulley. A power cable is in communication with the cam. A bowstring contacts the first rotatable member, the second rotatable member, the first pulley and the second pulley. In some embodiments, the first pulley is supported by the first limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10830553
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a rail assembly and a limb assembly that can be assembled together and disassembled from one another. A release member is rigidly attached to one assembly and a retention member is attached to the other assembly. When the crossbow is assembled the release member is in a retained position; when the crossbow is disassembled the release member is removed from its retained position. In a release position the retention member permits movement of the release member into or out of the retained position; in a retention position the retention member prevents movement of the release member out of the retained position. The release and/or retention members can be adjusted to alter the force urging together the rail and limb assemblies. The retention member can be moved between the release and retention positions without using any tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR CROSSBOW, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle William Egerdee, Stephen Donald Langdon
  • Patent number: 10794658
    Abstract: Stocks for aimable devices are provided. In one aspect, stock has a body mechanically associated with the aimable device and movable to determine an aiming axis of the aimable device, a shoulder mount positioned proximate to one end of the body, a firing grip positioned apart from the shoulder mount along a length of the body; a support leg having a mounting end pivotably mounted to the body between the firing grip and an end of the body opposite from the shoulder mount and having a foot end movable between a first range of positions and a second range of positions and a receiver located between the mounting of the support leg to the body and the firing grip and adapted to releasably hold the support leg in the first range of positions wherein the at least one support leg provides a grippable forestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventor: Hans J. Walthert
  • Patent number: 10760875
    Abstract: A replacement buttstock includes a stock body and a locking lever assembly. The stock body has an elongated receiving chamber for receiving a connecting extension of a rifle. The locking lever assembly includes a lever element, a locking pin, a stopper element and a restoring element. The stopper element is operated to allow the lever element to move to an unlock state in which the locking pin is driven to move out of the receiving chamber for unlocking the connecting extension, so that the buttstock is convenient and easy to be quickly assembled with and detached from the rifle while the user does not have to change his or her original aiming gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Trinity Force Corporation (USA)
    Inventor: Hong Jun Zhang