Crossbow Patents (Class 124/25)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10739104
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow router system comprising a first elongated frame defining a plurality of parallel rotational axes of the first frame; a second elongated frame defining a plurality of parallel rotational axes of the second frame; wherein multiple rotational axes of the first frame are coincident with one multiple rotational axes of the second frame; multiple elongated shafts with each shaft defining a shaft axis, each shaft being coincident with a rotational axis of the first elongated frame, and a rotational axis of the second elongated frame; and each shaft having a bushing thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Smith, Keith Bartels, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10718589
    Abstract: A multi-shot crossbow includes a crossbow arm, bowstrings, and a crossbow body, wherein the crossbow arm is provided with a slider which is slidably connected with the crossbow arm along a longitudinal direction of the crossbow arm, a top of the crossbow arm is fixed with an arrow chamber which is provided with a plurality of longitudinally extending arrow holes, each of the arrow holes is provided with a slidably connected hammer, each hammer is fixedly connected to the slider, the bowstrings are located below the crossbow arm, and when the slider is at a back end point, the slider is movably attached to the crossbow body. Multiple arrows can be simultaneously shot, and the hammers can be arranged side by side and can shoot all the arrows at the same time. All the arrows are evenly driven and are shot with small radius and high hit accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Dongshi Zou
  • Patent number: 10690436
    Abstract: A crossbow having a built in manual cocking mechanism 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, whereby rotational force reaches a predetermined amount, rotation of the drive shaft ceases. 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 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 10690435
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a crossbow comprises a stock and a bow portion comprising at least one limb and a string. A riser attaches said bow portion to the stock. A latch is located in proximity to a butt of the stock. The latch is configured to retain the string in a drawn condition. A trigger is arranged to release the latch. An extension member extends from the butt of the stock to the latch. The extension member and the stock define a cavity, and the latch assembly is oriented within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10686306
    Abstract: A floor cable channel for positioning a cable line element on an underlying surface and for protecting the cable line element. The floor cable channel includes a first channel element and a second channel element for receiving the cable line element and a connection element connecting the first channel element to the second channel element. The connection element allows a rotational movement of the first channel element relative to the second channel element. The floor cable channel can be brought into a transport position in which the channel elements are parallel to each other and into an operating position in which the channel elements are arranged along their longitudinal axes. In the operating position, the first and second channel elements are in contact at their mutually facing front faces to provide a self-locking of the channel elements relative to each other in the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Race Result AG
    Inventors: Konstantin Gaiser, Nikias Klohr
  • Patent number: 10663249
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a barrel, a cocking device, a bow device, a link device and a cartridge. The retention member is moved by the operation of the string of the bow device. The cocking device detachably holds the string. By repeatedly operating the link device and pulling the trigger, the cocking device is moved back and forth repeatedly, and the retention member moves back and forth to control the restriction member to pivot so that the bullets continuously drop to the groove and located in front of the retention member. Therefore, the crossbow can shoot the bullets continuously. The bullets are allowed to be fed into the cartridge one time of feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10648759
    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: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Crosman Corporation
    Inventor: Hans J. Walthert
  • Patent number: 10612884
    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: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CROSMAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hans J. Walthert
  • Patent number: 10605555
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow trigger apparatus comprising a housing, a first lever operationally engaged with the housing to pivot about a first pivot axis; a second lever operationally engaged with the housing to pivot about a second pivot axis between an actuated orientation and an unactuated orientation; a third lever operationally engaged with the housing to pivot about a third pivot axis between an actuated orientation and an unactuated orientation; a fourth lever operationally engaged with the housing to pivot about a fourth pivot axis between an actuated orientation and an unactuated orientation wherein the fourth lever comprises a fourth lever catch adapted to selectably engage the second lever to prevent the second lever from operating to move from the unactuated orientation of the second lever to the actuated orientation of the second lever when the fourth lever is in the unactuated orientation of the fourth lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Richard Bednar, Gary Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10551141
    Abstract: A crossbow assembly may include a riser and a pair of bow limbs that attach to the riser. The limb attachment surfaces on the riser may be separated such that a minimum distance between them is not greater than 5 inches. The minimum distance may be at least as wide as a user's foot. The riser may have a U-shaped opening that extends between the limb attachment surfaces. The limb attachment surfaces may be angled between 60 and 30 degrees. The riser may have a foot stirrup that begins behind the limb attachment surfaces and extends beyond them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10520273
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow barrel comprising a first elongated shaft having a proximal end of the first elongated shaft and a distal end of the first elongated shaft opposite the proximal end of the first elongated shaft; and a second elongated shaft having a proximal end of the second elongated shaft, a distal end of the second elongated shaft opposite the proximal end of the second elongated shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Bednar
  • Patent number: 10514226
    Abstract: A crossbow in some embodiments may include two power cables and two power cable wheels. Each power cable may extend from a bowstring wheel, to a power cable wheel and then back to the bowstring wheel. A crossbow in some other embodiments may include four power cables and two power cable wheels. Each power cable may extend from a bowstring wheel, to a power cable wheel and then to a portion of the crossbow that does not move relative to the main beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Shaffer, Gary Smith, Jr., Keith Bartels, Jacob A. Hout, Phillip Bednar, Steven Bednar
  • Patent number: 10514229
    Abstract: A crossbow cocking system may include a sled having first and second arms, an elongated cocking cable, a first handle, a second handle, a first engagement feature and a second engagement feature. The first and second engagement features may be used to engage the first handle to the first arm and the second handle to the second arm, respectively. Each engagement feature may include at least one cavity and at least one protrusion that is received in the cavity for engagement. The handles may be disengaged to permit a user to cock the crossbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10514238
    Abstract: An arrow comprising: an arrow shaft including a toggle movable between a first state and a second state; an arrowhead including an arrowhead body and an arrowhead tip, wherein the arrowhead body includes a first end and a second end, the second end being attached to the arrow shaft; and at least one barb vane including a first end and a second end, the first end being pivotally mounted to the arrowhead body at a pivot, wherein the barb vane is pivotably movable between a first configuration and second configuration; wherein, when the toggle is in the first state, the barb vane is locked in the first configuration and, when the toggle is in the second state, the barb vane is permitted to move freely into the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Razmus, II, Robert Cope
  • Patent number: 10508884
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a stock, a bow connected to the stock, a string connected to the bow, a string loader for loading the string, and a trigger and safety apparatus for controlling the string. The trigger and safety apparatus includes a trigger unit, a trigger safety unit and a string safety unit. Due to the use of the string safety unit, loading and locking of the string are synchronously executed, and loading of the arrow and disabling of the string safety unit are synchronously executed. The trigger safety unit is movable between a locking position and an unlocking position. In the locking position, the trigger safety unit unlocks the trigger unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Combis Sport Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10502516
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow comprising a bow having: a riser having a first riser side and a second riser side; a first cam set having a first shaft, a first power cord cam of the first cam set, a bowstring cam, and a second power cord cam of the first cam set; a second cam set having a second shaft, a first power cord cam of the second cam set, a bowstring cam, and a second power cord cam of the second cam set; a first power cord engaged with the first power cord cam of the first cam set and the first riser side; a second power cord engaged with the first power cord cam of the second cam set and the second riser side; and a third power cord engaged between the second power cord cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Bednar, Phil Bednar
  • Patent number: 10495403
    Abstract: An arrow supply assembly for a bow includes an operation box connected to riser of a bow, and a cartridge is connected to the operation box. The operation box includes a first passage defined axially through two sides thereof, and a string of the bow movably extends through the first passage. The cartridge includes a second passage communicating with the first passage. The second passage includes an insertion path and an entrance. The insertion path accepts multiple arrows to be stored in the cartridge. A press member is pivotably connected to the cartridge and biased by a resilient member so as to press and supply the arrows in the cartridge into the first passage. The users pull the string continuously to shoot the arrows that are fed into the first passage of the operation box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10480895
    Abstract: A stock for a weapon, such as a crossbow stock, that includes one or more central dampeners, such as first, second, and third central dampeners, and/or one or more component dampeners, such as first, second, and third component dampeners, that function to reduce vibrations transmitted through the stock as a result of weapon firing. The central and/or component dampeners may be positioned in the stock's foregrip section, pistol grip section, crank cocking device section, thumb grip section, rearward end section, and cheek rest section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10473418
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow comprising a bow having a riser having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, a first limb set engaged to the first side, a second limb set engaged to the second side, a first cam set engaged to the first limb set, a second cam set engaged to the second limb set; an adjustable pulley set having at least a first pulley and a second pulley, wherein the pulley set is operationally engaged with and selectably movable with respect to the first cam, or the second cam, or the riser; a first power cord set extending from the first cam set and at least partially around the first pulley; and a second power cord set extending from the second cam set and at least partially around the second pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Jacob Hout, Dean Mook, Gary Smith, Phil Bednar, Steve Bednar
  • Patent number: 10458742
    Abstract: A projectile launching device includes self-timing without cam lean. The projectile launching device may include 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-portion 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: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 10458743
    Abstract: A crossbow with built in cocking device includes a manual crank and a built-in, removable motor gearbox assembly and power source. Rotational forces applied to a drive shaft rotate in a first direction, causing first and second string carriages to engage a bow string, moving the bow string towards a string catch. Once the string catch is latched to the bow string, a drive shaft is rotated in a second direction to move first and second string carriages to the a rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower, Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 10421637
    Abstract: A 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. 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 a threaded end of 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: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10359254
    Abstract: A crossbow with built in electric cocking preferably includes a motor, a drive device, a pair of carriage drive shafts and a pair of string carriages. The motor preferably includes a gearbox with an output shaft. The drive device includes a support frame and a drive shaft rotatably retained in the support frame. A drive gear is retained on one end of the drive shaft. An opposing end of the drive shaft is connected the output shaft. First and second carriage drive shafts each include a threaded drive shaft and a carriage drive gear retained on one end of the threaded drive shaft. The drive gear drives the carriage drive gear. First and second string carriages each include a string catch and a threaded tap. The threaded tap is sized to threadably receive the threaded drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHERY INNOVATORS
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower, Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 10295298
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow cocking system comprising a sled, an elongated cocking cable, a first handle, and a second handle. The sled may have a first side having a first bowstring retainer, a first arm having a first set of handle engagement features adapted for engagement with a first handle, and a first pulley rotatably engaged with the first arm; and a second side having a second bowstring retainer, and a second arm having a second set of handle engagement features adapted for engagement with a second handle, a second pulley rotatably engaged with the second arm. The first and the second handle may each be engaged to the elongated cocking cable, and be ergonomically adapted to permit an associated user to operate the each handle during a cocking operation with a hand in a vertical hand position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Maufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10295295
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow cocking device comprising a speed-sensitive clutch having a housing; an input shaft in operational engagement with an associated crossbow cocking cable, and in selectable rotational engagement with said housing; and wherein, below a critical rotational speed of the input shaft with respect to the housing, the speed-sensitive clutch will maintain a disengaged state, and at or above the critical speed of the input shaft with respect to the housing, said speed sensitive clutch will automatically switch to an engaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shaffer, Eric VanKeulen
  • Patent number: 10295297
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for use in a crossbow comprises a housing having a first slot formed in a first side and a second slot formed in a second side opposite the first side. A trigger lever, a bowstring catch and a disarm mechanism are all moveably mounted in the housing. The catch has a first end configured to engage the trigger lever and a second end configured to retain the bowstring in a cocked position. The disarm mechanism is partially positioned in the second slot and is moveable between a fixed first position proximate the housing second slot toward a second disarm position toward the housing first slot. As the disarm mechanism moves from the first position into the second position, it engages the trigger lever causing it to move out of engagement with the catch first end allowing the user to release the bowstring using the bowstring cocking device from the trigger mechanism without having to engage the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Patent number: 10295299
    Abstract: A cocking mechanism is disclosed. The cocking mechanism comprises an actuator assembly, a hand crank assembly, and a bow string hook assembly. The actuator assembly further comprises clutch assembly having a bearing housing, a bearing cage, a support axle and bearing elements. The bearing housing is defined by an inner peripheral surface having a plurality of inwardly extending annular ramps, wherein the bearing elements contact a portion of the ramps to prevent rotation of the support axle in a first direction, but allows for rotation of the support axle in a second direction when the actuator assembly is in a locked configuration. This provides for immediate braking action against any unforeseen forward motion of the bow string of a crossbow such as when inadvertently or accidently releasing the removable hand crank assembly during the cocking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: David Vergara
  • Patent number: 10281230
    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: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Patent number: 10274280
    Abstract: In a trigger labor-saving structure of a crossbow, the crossbow includes a body, an arcuate limb, and a trigger assembly. The limb is mounted adjacent to a front end of the body and intersects with the body, and the limb includes a bowstring. The trigger assembly includes: a trigger seat arranged on the body, a trigger partially accommodated in the trigger seat and downward extending out of the trigger seat, with the trigger having a stop face, and with the stop face having a first periphery and a second periphery; a string hook member housed in the trigger seat and including an engagement face corresponding to the stop face; and at least one concave portion formed on the stop face and defined between the first periphery and the second periphery. Thus, frictional resistance between the stop face and the engagement face reduces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Man Kung Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Hui Chu, Ching-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 10274281
    Abstract: In trigger labor-saving structure of a crossbow, the crossbow includes a body, an arcuate limb, and a trigger assembly. The limb is mounted adjacent to a front end of the body and intersects with the body, and the limb includes a bowstring. The trigger assembly includes: a trigger seat arranged on the body, a trigger partially accommodated in the trigger seat and downward extending out of the trigger seat, with the trigger having a stop face; a string hook member housed in the trigger seat and including an engagement face corresponding to the stop face; and at least one concave portion formed on the engagement face of the string hook member and defined between a first periphery and a second periphery of the engagement face. Thus, frictional resistance between the stop face and the engagement face reduces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Man Kung Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Hui Chu, Ching-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 10267591
    Abstract: Provided is a crossbow barrel comprising a first elongated shaft having a proximal end of the first elongated shaft and a distal end of the first elongated shaft opposite the proximal end of the first elongated shaft; and a second elongated shaft having a proximal end of the second elongated shaft, a distal end of the second elongated shaft opposite the proximal end of the second elongated shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc. d/b/a TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
    Inventor: Richard Bednar
  • Patent number: 10267592
    Abstract: Provided is a bow assembly comprising a main beam elongated in a first direction to define a distal end, and a proximal end, wherein the distal end has a distal end facing surface from which extend, an upper member, and a lower member having a first set of threads thereon; and a riser having a proximate facing surface, an upper groove dimensioned to engage the upper member, and a lower opening through hole dimensioned to engage the lower member; a threaded fastener adapted to threadedly engaged the first set of threads; and wherein the riser is assembled with the main beam and the threaded fastener such that the upper member is inserted within the upper groove, the lower member is inserted within the lower opening, the distal end facing surface faces the proximate facing surface, and the threaded fastener is threadedly engaged with the first set of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufactruing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Bartels
  • Patent number: 10240890
    Abstract: Embodiments include a stock for a crossbow or gun that includes two stock plates coupled to each other. The two stock plates define a gap. In an embodiment, the two stock plates are coupled to each other with one or more dampening elements. In an embodiment, the two stock plates diverge from each other towards one end of the stock, such that the gap widens towards the front end of the stock. In an embodiment, the stock is configured to shoot an arrow with the cock feather oriented vertically upwards or away from the stock. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: P.T. Archery LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10215520
    Abstract: A safety device connected to a shooting device or a crossbow includes a safety member that is moved to restrict an activating member from pivoting to prevent unintentionally shooting when replacing arrows at the ready-to-shoot status of the crossbow. A resilient member is used to pull the transmission plate to move toward the second end of a case of the crossbow to deactivate the restriction to the positioning member such that the positioning member pivots and protrudes beyond a notch of the case to stop the shooting action of the string. After a new arrow is positioned, the safety member is moved again to drive the transmission plate from the second end to the first end of the case, and the activating member is released from restriction and the arrow is ready to shoot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: POE LANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu