Bow Sight Patents (Class 124/87)
  • Patent number: 10760877
    Abstract: A light emission assembly for a weapon sight, and methods of making and using such a light emission assembly, whereby the light emission assembly includes a light conductive member having a light conductive member length disposed between light conductive member first and second ends; a chamber disposed inside of the light conductive member proximate the light conductive member second end, whereby the chamber can be configured to contain a light emitting element; and a light conductive protrusion axially coupled to the light conductive member proximate the light conductive member first end, whereby the light conductive protrusion terminates in a viewing end, the viewing end cross-sectional area lesser than a light conductive member first end cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HiViz, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Howe, Bradley R. Smith, David A. Tinch, Jason D. Webb
  • Patent number: 10670372
    Abstract: A targeting system operable to be used with a bow to assist an operator with striking a target with an arrow. The targeting system comprising a processor, a target sighting window, a ranging module and a projector. The processor is operable to determine a range (distance) to the target and determine an orientation of the bow to strike the target. The processor is configured to present a first sighting element on the target sighting window and project a second sighting element onto the target sighting window. The projected second sighting element appears to be closer to the target than the first sighting element, which may be aligned with the second sighting element to aim the bow. The projector is also operable to present a variable compensated sighting mark onto the target sighting window that is indicative of a compensated targeting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Chad A. VanCamp, Robert A. Lewis, Joe Ryan Dejmal, Brian F. Ruff, Jonathan E. Reberry, Christopher G. Perra
  • Patent number: 10578402
    Abstract: A level indicator system for an aiming system comprising a base assembly, a level assembly. The base assembly comprises a base member defining a base axis, a plate, and a support member. The level assembly comprises a level indicator defining a level axis. The base member and the plate support the support member such that a location of the plate relative to the base member is adjustable. The support member supports the level assembly such that a location of the level axis relative to the base axis is altered when a location of the plate relative to the base member is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Charles A. McCoy, II
  • Patent number: 10539392
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to improved sighting for sporting goods, such as bows, for use in hunting and target shooting. The sight may have a pendulum level. The sight can be configured to be aimed at the bottom of an animal, and have an adjustable range finder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Schweyen
  • Patent number: 10436545
    Abstract: An adjustable archery training bow assembly includes a single resistance element and an adjustment mechanism that can be actuated by a user to vary the tension level in the resistance element for training purposes. The training bow also includes an integrated laser sight that allows the user to precisely aim at a target. The adjustable archery training bow is used to enhance the user's skills, such as his/her strength, stability and accuracy in delivering an arrow fired from a real, non-training bow to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AccuBow LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Allen-Tesch Pell
  • Patent number: 10365064
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for mounting accessory devices on projectile launching devices is described. Particularly, a mounting system for rangefinders which facilitates rotary movement of mounting elements about multiple axes and linear movement of mounting elements along multiple paths is described. In the case of a device for mounting rangefinders on shooting devices, the mounting device enables the position of the rangefinder to be fixed prior to mounting the rangefinder on the shooting device so that the rangefinder when mounted is aligned and calibrated to the viewfinder of the shooting device. This enables a user to compensate for the trajectory of a projectile over the range or distance between the user and the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Explore Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: John Christopher Klein
  • Patent number: 10161708
    Abstract: This bow constrictor allows a peep sight or other device to be easily served in to a bowstring or bow cable without the expense and time-consuming services of a professional. A user simply splits the bowstring strands then inserts the bowstring constrictor with an associated device, guiding the bowstring through the grooves of the constrictor. The grooves couple the constrictor tightly to the bowstring applying minimal stress with minimal resultant wear. The attachment mechanism may be incorporated as a single unit into peep sights, knotting devices, cable weights or other devices of use to an archer or bow hunter. An independent, standalone version may also be used to spread and then constrict cable strands to support other items. Though designed to meet the needs of an archer or bow hunter with regard to a bowstring or bow cable, the described mechanism is scalable for other uses as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Dean Ady
  • Patent number: 10161717
    Abstract: A scope may include an adjustment dial, which may be moved among a plurality of positions to configure the scope to compensate for projectile drops. The adjustment dial may be labeled with dial-calibration data, which may include one or more distance indicators and/or one or more windage hold-off indicators. The scope may be attached to a gun, bow or crossbow and the dial-calibration data may be at least partially generated using ballistics performance data based on shots, bullets, arrows or bolts fired by the gun, bow or crossbow. The dial-calibration data may be at least partially generated using shooting conditions. A system and method for generating customized adjustment dials can incorporate ballistics, projectile, and/or shooting conditions into program. The system and method can also include a derived distance calculation module, which may be configured to use a distance to a target and actual shooting conditions to calculate a derived distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Huskemaw Optics, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Porter, Jack Peterson, Aaron Davidson
  • Patent number: 10107954
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus including an electronic apparatus and at least one light-emitting module is provided. The electronic apparatus has a containing area. The light-emitting module is disposed in the containing area and includes at least one light-emitting element, a taper light guide element, and a strip light guide element. The light-emitting element emits at least one beam. The taper light guide element is disposed on the transmission path of the beam and has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The taper light guide element tapers off from the first end toward the second end. The first end is adjacent to the light-emitting element. The strip light guide element is disposed on the transmission path of the beam from the taper light guide element. The second end is adjacent to the strip light guide element. A scene apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Jen Tsang, Tzeng-Ke Shiau
  • Patent number: 10101123
    Abstract: A peep sight for an archery bow includes a peep sight body with a sight aperture extending therethrough. The sight aperture has an inner surface to create a sight window with a central axis. A rear sight post is located in the sight aperture for alignment with a sight pin or the like of a front sight mounted to the riser of a bow. The rear sight post has a width sufficiently wide to ensure at least a portion of the rear sight post is viewable when in the aiming position in close proximity to the eye yet on the other hand, yet sufficiently narrow to allow ambient light to illuminate the sides of the sight post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Floris Bastiaan Wolf, Frederick Wolf
  • Patent number: 10088274
    Abstract: A light emission assembly for weapon sights which provides a viewable illuminated aiming indicia of substantially fixed area and uniform brightness regardless of the ambient light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HiViz LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Howe, Richard A. Moore, Richard K. Herndon
  • Patent number: 10077964
    Abstract: An archery accessory coupler and method for coupling a bow accessory to an archery bow is described. The archery accessory coupler, in one embodiment, includes an accessory support configured to support an accessory, and the coupler includes a body coupled to the accessory support. The archery accessory coupler facilitates vertical adjustment of the bow accessory relative to the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel A. Summers
  • Patent number: 9933236
    Abstract: A bow sight is described herein. The bow sight includes, in an embodiment, a frame configured to be coupled to an archery bow. The frame defines or includes a track or slot which extends vertically. At least one sight pin is coupled to frame and is movable between a plurality of vertical positions. At least one biasing member is coupled to the sight pin. The biasing member maintains the sight pin in a selected position to facilitate adjustment of the sight pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Archery LLC
    Inventor: Daniel N. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9829270
    Abstract: A coupler and method for coupling a bow accessory to a bow is described. The coupler, in one embodiment, includes an accessory support configured to support an accessory and a mount connected to the accessory support. The mount includes a plurality of flexible riser engagers configured to be coupled to the riser portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel A. Summers
  • Patent number: 9829278
    Abstract: A peep sight for an archery bow includes a peep sight body with a sight aperture extending therethrough. The sight aperture has an inner surface to create a sight window with a central axis. A rear sight post is located in the sight aperture for alignment with a sight pin or the like of a front sight mounted to the riser of a bow. The rear sight post has a width sufficiently wide to ensure at least a portion of the rear sight post is viewable when in the aiming position in close proximity to the eye yet on the other hand, yet sufficiently narrow to allow ambient light to illuminate the sides of the sight post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Floris Bastiaan Wolf, Frederick Wolf
  • Patent number: 9823046
    Abstract: A bow sighting system for sighting in a bow includes a bow that has a sight. An arrow is selectively shot from the bow. A laser unit is selectively coupled to the arrow. The laser may emit a visible beam of laser light and the arrow is positioned in the bow. Thus, the visible beam of laser light is aligned with the sight thereby facilitating the bow to be sighted in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Zajac, Sheryl Zajac
  • Patent number: 9797684
    Abstract: An archery scope includes a housing having a light receiving region arranged on an exterior surface of a cylindrical sight portion and at least one sight pin connected with the housing and arranged within the sight portion. At least one optical fiber extends through the sight pin and through the light receiving region to receive ambient light and deliver it to the end of the sight pin. The optical fiber is arranged on the exterior surface in a serpentine pattern to maximize the length of the fiber exposed to ambient light. A shield is rotatably connected with the housing sight portion for movement between open and closed positions to increase and decrease the amount of ambient light directed to the optical fiber, respectively, so that an archer can control the brightness of the sight pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory E. Summers
  • Patent number: 9777993
    Abstract: A system includes at least one processor; a memory configured to store for each of the plurality of sight tapes, a first distance separating two sight marks included on each of the plurality of sight tapes, respectively, the two sight marks including a first sight mark associated with a first known shot-distance and a second sight mark associated with a second known shot-distance; a sight setting module configured to determine sight settings for the selected archery equipment and determine a second distance separating a first sight setting associated with the first known shot-distance and a second sight setting associated with the second known shot-distance; and a comparison module configured to compare a value of the second distance with a value of the respective first distances to determine which of the respective first distances most closely matches the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Full Flight Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Robert V. Donahoe
  • Patent number: 9612087
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanism for an archery sight is characterized by a unique elevation and tension adjustment assemblies which allow a user to quickly and easily set the sight for optimum performance. The mechanism includes an elevation base having an elevation rail and carriage assembly connected therewith for sliding movement along the base in a first direction. A windage carriage is connected with the elevation carriage for movement in a second direction, and a sight is connected with the windage carriage. A tension assembly including a unique traction wheel, yoke and cam mechanism is provided for adjusting the tension between the rail and the base, and an adjustable detent assembly is provided to stop movement of the elevation rail and carriage in selected elevation locations relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory E. Summers
  • Patent number: 9568278
    Abstract: A combination of a bow and a range finder system. The bow having a body with a draw string. The range finder system having a frame with a mounting bracket secured to one end, the mounting bracket being configured to engage with the body of the bow; a housing secured to the frame; a camera carried by the housing; and a display secured to the frame conductively coupled to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Jordan
  • Patent number: 9513085
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure deal with an archery sight mounted or mountable on an archery bow. The sight incorporates an indicator or adjustment assembly to indicate or control the desired position of a sight pins based on a previous sighted in position of the sight pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: David Eugene Hahn
  • Patent number: 9464869
    Abstract: A hybrid bracket assembly for mounting an archery sight or other accessory to an archery bow includes a core and a frame. The core has a plate constructed of a material having a first stiffness. The plate has a first side, an opposing second side, and a peripheral edge located between the first and second sides, and at least one set of mounting holes extending through a thickness of the plate for mounting the hybrid bracket assembly to the archery bow. The frame includes a moldable material with a second stiffness less than the first stiffness. The moldable material extends around at least a segment of the peripheral edge and overlaps an area of the first and second sides of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, John Estridge, Alvin R. Wirthlin
  • Patent number: 9441913
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium whose contents cause a processing device including a touch screen display to perform a method for generating an archery sight setting, the method including acts of rendering a graphical user interface in the touch screen display, receiving a first input to the graphical user interface to select at least one archery parameter, and presenting a plurality of sight marks in the graphical user interface including at least a first sight mark and a second sight mark, the plurality of sight marks scaled within the graphical user interface to provide a 1:1 ratio between a first distance separating the first sight mark and the second sight mark in the graphical user interface and a second distance separating a first sighted-in position and a second sighted-in position in an archery sight including at least one mechanically-adjusted sight pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Full Flight Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Robert V Donahoe
  • Patent number: 9103632
    Abstract: An archery sight with a plurality of sight pins and a perimeter guard essentially surrounding the pins. The sight can be structured such that a first sight pin is disposed at a fixed position, relative to the guard, at a plurality of sight-in distance configurations for the first sight pin. In that case, the position of at least a second sight pin is changed, relative to the guard, as a sight-in distance configuration is changed for the first sight pin. Sights may provide visual cant and/or yaw feedback for an archer. Some guards may be partially or virtually enclosed to resist damage to sight pins or other internal mechanisms, and may provide visual magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Larson Archery Company
    Inventor: Marlow W. Larson
  • Patent number: 9022013
    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, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 9004056
    Abstract: A sight and range finder for a projectile launching device are disclosed. The range finder calculates a range between a target and a projectile launching device, and transmits a signal indicative of the range. The sight visually aligns the target with the projectile launching device. A drive assembly moves an alignment member of the sight, and at least one processor receives the signal and actuates the drive assembly to move the alignment portion a selected distance based on the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Michael T. Volpe
  • Publication number: 20150090244
    Abstract: Provided are devices for determining the correct aiming point of a low velocity projectile and methods and systems for using the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Samuels, Richard L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8973277
    Abstract: A bow sight that decouples the shooter's bow cant from elevation adjustments. A segmented support assembly includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion is configured to attach to the bow. The distal portion is rotatably attached to the proximal portion and configured to rotate around a Y-axis relative to the proximal portion. A micro-adjust controls the rotational position around the Y-axis of the distal portion relative to the proximal portion. An elevation assembly is attached to the distal portion. A bezel assembly is attached to the elevation assembly. The elevation adjustment moves the bezel assembly along a substantially vertical axis while the bow is held at a bow cant greater than zero. The micro-adjust decouples the shooter's bow cant from operation of the elevation assembly. A windage assembly is optionally located between the elevation assembly and the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Field Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Pulkrabek, Jay Engstrom, Aaron Pellett, Matthew Haas, Fred Hunt
  • Patent number: 8959782
    Abstract: A hunting sight has a plurality of pins that each have a head having a unique characteristic such as a color or shape. Each pin head is sighted for a particular discrete distance from the sight to a target. A plurality of markers are anchored in arcs at discrete predetermined radial distances from a hunting location such as a hunting stand or hunting blind. Each of the markers have a characteristic such as a color or shape that matches the unique characteristic of the pin head that corresponds to the distance between the sight and marker. A method of correlating the archery sight with distance indicators, and of using the archery sight with correlated distance indicators, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8939138
    Abstract: A hunting equipment sight cover comprises a pouch shaped to receive a sight; first and second flaps extending from the pouch to wrap about a frame of the sight or a portion of an equipment from which the sight extends; and connectors for connecting distal portions of the first and second flaps to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: GamePlan Gear LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. Arajakis
  • Patent number: 8919000
    Abstract: Provided are devices for determining the correct aiming point of a low velocity projectile and methods and systems for using the devices. For example, the devices can be attached to a bow and used to improve accuracy for hunting game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Samuels, Richard L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8914984
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure deal with an archery sight mounted or mountable on an archery bow. The sight incorporates an indicator or adjustment assembly to indicate or control the desired position of one or more additional sight pins based on sighted in positions of two base sight pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Adams, Jack Bowman, Jeffrey Alan Wassmer, David Eugene Hahn
  • Patent number: 8898914
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a long-range sighting device for an archer's bow. The long-range sighting device including a strip of material having a length, a width, a perimeter and a plurality of holes disposed therein, wherein the strip of material is supportable by a string of a bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Lane Bruder, Victor Borland
  • Patent number: 8893701
    Abstract: Bow stabilizer and video camera mount system is a dual-functioning bow stabilizer and camera-mounting unit to help reduce the noise and vibration produced when a bow is shot, to provide forward weight to help balance the bow when the hunter draws it back, and to record images when aiming the bow. Bow stabilizer and video camera mount system can also be used for both right- and left-handed bows by moving the external mounting platform to the desired side of the bow. Hunters can also use this device to position the video camera to the same side as the bow sights, making it easier to see the viewfinder of the camera than when using other devices. The unit includes a bow stabilizer rod, a dampening cover, and a horizontally rotatable camera mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Entrup
  • Publication number: 20140331985
    Abstract: Provided are devices for determining the correct aiming point of a low velocity projectile and methods and systems for using the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Samuels, Richard L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8879146
    Abstract: A reflective sighting device includes a reflective sight component having a reflective surface for facing a user and a light source arranged for projecting a reflected image onto the reflective sight component for view by the user along a line of sight. A first focal plane of the reflected image is closer to the reflective sight component than a second focal plane of a distant target, so that movement of the reflected image is minimized as perceived by a viewer when the reflective sighting device is subjected to small unwanted movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, John Estridge
  • Patent number: 8869784
    Abstract: An illuminated sighting device for an archery bow includes a bracket member for mounting to an archery bow, a frame portion with a sight window adapted for connection to the bracket member, and a first set of optical fibers connected to the plurality of sight pins. Each optical fiber has a distal end forming an illuminated sight dot coincident with its respective sight pin. A plurality of elongate light collectors, in the form of a second set of fluorescent-doped optical fibers, are optically coupled to the first set of optical fibers via a retaining member that is removably connected to one of the bracket member, frame portion and sight pins such that one or more of the light collectors can be removed and replaced independently of the first set of optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, John Estridge, Damon Coalson, Greg Webb
  • Patent number: 8839525
    Abstract: A sighting device for a bow that includes a support assembly adapted to attach to the bow. A bezel assembly is attached to the support assembly. The bezel assembly includes a micro-adjust with a lead screw located adjacent to a bezel opening. A plurality of pin carriers each include a slider selectively moveable between an engaged position coupled to the lead screw and a disengaged position. As a result, each pin carrier is adapted to be selectively and independently displaced or not displaced by rotation of the micro-adjust. A plurality of sight pins are coupled to the pin carriers. Each sight pin includes a sight point at a distal end located in the bezel opening and a proximal end coupled to one of the pin carriers. The sight points are adapted to align the bow with a target viewed through the bezel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Field Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Pulkrabek, Jay Engstrom, Aaron Pellett, Lee Trueblood
  • Patent number: 8826551
    Abstract: A bow sighting improvement device employing fiber optic elements and using an electro-mechanical control to illuminate one pin only and to provide a leveling control function to the optic system. The device is secured to the archery bow and fiber optic bow sight. It is comprised of a revolver device with a power source, light source and a control system with features; a means to attach the revolver to an optical bow sight that sight having at least two fiber optic sight tips powered each by a fiber strand; a means to attach the revolver device to an archery bow wherein the control system may singularly power one fiber optic strand and light one sight tip and wherein the intensity of the lighting of the tip may be controlled; a tilt/torque switch assembly; and a means for connecting the tilt switch assembly to the revolver control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Gibson
  • Patent number: 8776386
    Abstract: A bow sight with light gathering point shaped pins with illuminated yardage indicia. The point shaped pins are individually adjustable with both gross set point adjustments and micro set point adjustments. The sight pins are structured as plates stacked within a pin housing supported by an adjustment bracket connecting to a riser mount secured to the bow stock. The light gathering sight and structures provide brighter illumination while retaining a fine resolution point along with illuminated yardage indicators facing towards the archer. Each of the sight pins is grossly adjustable in a vertical orientation and finely adjustable through separate sets of adjustment bolts. The pin housing surrounds the sight pin tips to form a sight window through which the archer may aim the bow. Structures are provided on the external surface of the surrounding pin housing to support Picatinny Rails for accessory attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Klint McLean Kingsbury, Clayton W. Reinarz
  • Patent number: 8752303
    Abstract: A sighting system, having front and rear sights, for a shooting device, such as an archery bow, cross bow or a firearm. The front sight includes at least one sighting element. The rear sight includes a rear sight frame that has a lens located therein. At least one sighting aperture is defined on the lens such that the aperture may be aligned with the sighting element of the front sight during aiming of the shooting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Priebe
  • Publication number: 20140158106
    Abstract: A rear sight for a bow comprising a sighting window including a frame and a magnification and clarification lens disposed within the frame. The lens is for magnifying and clarifying an archer's view of a target and of a sighting pin of a front sight. The sighting window further includes a V-shaped sight guide disposed on the lens, wherein the V-shaped sight guide includes two opposing legs that are connected to define a V-notch between the legs. The V-shaped sight guide is configured to insure that the archer is “in form” when aiming the bow at the target. Furthermore, the sighting window includes at least one pair of alignment dots disposed in distal end portions of the legs, wherein the alignment dots are configured to provide the archer with reverence points to which the archer can align a head of the sighting pin when aiming the bow at the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Melvin J. Deien
  • Patent number: 8739419
    Abstract: A targeting system for a bow is disclosed. A laser rangefinder is offset from a designated pin on the bow sight such that a theoretical line of sight for the designated pin intersects with a rangefinder laser beam emitted by the laser rangefinder at a preset distance. An adjustment mechanism is provided that permits the position of the laser rangefinder relative to the bow to be adjusted such that the rangefinder laser beam and a user's actual line of sight along the designated pin intersect at a target located at the preset distant. The designated pin permits the user to aim the laser rangefinder at a selected target and adjust an elevation of the bow to an angle corresponding at least approximately to a range to the selected target displayed by the laser rangefinder. In one embodiment, the rangefinder laser and the bow sight form a unitary bow sight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Field Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Robert Pulkrabek, Jay Carl Engstrom, Bill Edward Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20140137849
    Abstract: An archery sight for a bow for shooting arrows is disclosed. The user sight portion is disposed and configured to promote user eye contact with a target in the event of a bow string stretching and/or twisting. The sight is detachably secured to an external portion of a bow string, such that a center of gravity of the sight is aligned with the bow string. The sight minimizes bow string wobble after shooting an arrow. The sight allows the user to adjust forward and rear sight members of an archery bow in cooperation with the sight for increased accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Alan J. Small
  • Publication number: 20140130395
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies related to a weapon-mounted scope to facilitate an aiming of a projectile (e.g., bullet, arrow, etc.) towards an intended target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: C. Michael Scroggins
  • Publication number: 20140130786
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are a rearward-mounted bow sight for use with a bow, such as a compound bow, a bow having a rearward-mounted sight, and a method for mounting a bow sight rearwardly of a bow's riser. The bow has a front side facing away from a user of the bow and a rear side closer to the user of the bow while the user is holding the bow in a shooting position. The bow sight includes a front side and a rear side, such that when the sight is mounted on the bow's riser, the front side of the sight housing is facing the user of the bow while the user is holding the bow in the shooting position, and the rear side of the sight housing is facing away from the user of the bow in the shooting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jeremy Hall, Troy Gentry
  • Patent number: 8713807
    Abstract: A selective light assembly for a sighting device associated with an archer bow or the like has a plurality of light collectors, such as optical fibers, that serve as sight points. An artificial light source is adapted for projecting radiant energy in a direction toward the light collectors and a base member is operatively associated with the light source. The base member has at least one window adapted for alignment with at least one of the light collectors. At least one of the light source and base member is adjustable between first and second positions, such that the radiant energy projects through the base member and onto first and second light collectors for selectively illuminating a sight dot associated with one of the light collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, John Estridge, Damon Lamont Coalson
  • Patent number: 8689454
    Abstract: A bow sight that decouples the shooter's bow cant from elevation adjustments. A segmented support assembly includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion is adapted to attach to the bow. The distal portion is rotatably attached to the proximal portion and adapted to rotate around a Y-axis relative to the proximal portion. A micro-adjust controls the rotational position around the Y-axis of the distal portion relative to the proximal portion. An elevation assembly is attached to the distal portion. A bezel assembly is attached to the elevation assembly. The elevation adjustment moves the bezel assembly along a substantially vertical axis while the bow is held at a bow cant greater than zero. The micro-adjust decouples the shooter's bow cant from operation of the elevation assembly. A windage assembly is optionally located between the elevation assembly and the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Field Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Pulkrabek, Jay Engstrom, Aaron Pellett, Matthew Haas
  • Publication number: 20140083404
    Abstract: A sight and range finder for a projectile launching device are disclosed. The range finder calculates a range between a target and a projectile launching device, and transmits a signal indicative of the range. The sight visually aligns the target with the projectile launching device. A drive assembly moves an alignment member of the sight, and at least one processor receives the signal and actuates the drive assembly to move the alignment portion a selected distance based on the range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael T. Volpe
  • Patent number: 8677637
    Abstract: An archery sight assembly for aiming bows including, without limitation, compound bows. An adjustable mounting bracket connects the archery sight assembly to a bow and permits position adjustment of a sight window relative to the bow. At least two rigid optical sight pins are visible through the sight window. A length of fiber optic cable extends from the tip of a first optical sight pin, through a transparent housing, and attaches to the tip of a second optical sight pin. The optical sight pins have an offset angle to provide a gap between the pins, thereby improving the archer's field of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mikel Landry Willis