Bow Handle Or Attachment Thereto Patents (Class 124/88)
  • Patent number: 10393471
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a riser comprising a grip location and a cavity. A first limb is supported by the riser and attached by a first limb fastener. A second limb is supported by the riser and attached by a second limb fastener. A bowstring extends between the limbs. A vibration damper is located in the cavity, the vibration damper comprising a resilient member and a weight. A first distance from the bowstring to the first limb fastener is less than a second distance from the bowstring to the vibration damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Jeffrey A. Ozanne
  • Patent number: 10149530
    Abstract: A multi-purpose mat which includes a four-sided mat cover made of heavy water proof fabric. The mat cover includes a plurality of spaced apart metal snaps or similar types of fasteners. The fasteners are used for attaching one mat cover to another for forming a privacy shield, a tent or like outdoor structures. The mat cover includes corner pockets. The pockets are used for receiving opposite ends of two telescoping poles. The poles are pinned together to form an “X” shaped configuration. The poles are used to hold the mat cover in tension. On two of the sides of the mat cover are arm sleeves. A user of the multi-purpose mat can place his or her arms through the arm sleeves and wear the mat cover as a wrap. Also, one end of the mat cover includes a removable hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael P. Grayson
  • Patent number: 9689641
    Abstract: A hands free carrier system that enables a hunter to easily and quickly accessed a hunting bow that is carried in a protected, hands-free manner. The system includes a bow with a mounting peg, a waist belt or chest harness mounted holster with an interior pocket that includes a vertically receiver slot. The mounting peg is attached to the bow in an offset location from its center axis so the bow automatically hangs with its longitudinal axis vertically aligned adjacent to the hunter's waist or back when attached to the holster. The peg includes a wide head attached to a narrow post. During use, the bow is positioned over the holster so the peg is oriented over the receiver slot in the holster. When the bow is moved downward, the peg slides into the receiver slot and captures the wide head. In another embodiment, the holster includes a rotating locking disc that engages the wide head that requires a combination movement of rotation and lifting of the bow in order to bow from the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Wade Hamlin
  • Patent number: 9410765
    Abstract: A grip guard may be used with a crossbow that has a main beam including a stock and a barrel. The grip guard may have a first wall that is positioned between the stock and the barrel and a second wall that extends outwardly from the main beam. The first wall may have dampening properties to attenuate sounds and vibrations caused by firing the crossbow and the second wall may prevent a user's fingers from inadvertently extending from the handle toward the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout, William J. Bednar
  • Patent number: 9372046
    Abstract: An accessory for an archery bow and bow string that are centered on a bow plane. The accessory has a support that is attached to forearm brace and is adapted to be supported by the bow. The forearm brace extends around a forearm axis at least 90° and is sized to at least partially encompass a forearm. The brace has an opening for inserting a forearm. This opening is oriented in a direction that points outwardly without tilting toward the bow plane. The support is adapted to position at least a portion of the brace forward of the bow string when in its neutral position. An archer can grasp the bow and insert into the brace a forearm that is encompassed by the brace for at least 90°. The archer can draw and release the bow string, allowing the brace to stabilize the angle of elevation of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Nicola Albanese
  • Patent number: 9310158
    Abstract: An archery compound bow cam cover and sling device is disclosed. The cam cover and sling device can include two cam covers operable to at least partially cover cams of a compound bow. The cam cover and sling device can also include two limb tensioning members coupled to respective cam covers, operable to extend along limbs of the compound bow, and configured to couple with the compound bow at limb ends opposite the cams. The cam cover and sling device can further include a central tensioning member coupled to the two cam covers and operable to extend between the cams, wherein the central tensioning member is configured to increase tension in the limb tensioning members to secure the cam covers about the cams. In addition, the cam cover and sling device can also include a sling coupled to the two cam covers to support, and facilitate carrying, the compound bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alpine Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Darren Jones
  • Patent number: 9163896
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a bracket for use with an archery bow, including a main body having a length extending between a first end and a second end, at least one throughbore through which a portion of a sling can be positioned, at least one passageway intersecting the throughbore, and at least one securing element positionable through the passageway and into at least a portion of the throughbore, the securing element adapted to releasably secure the portion of the sling within the throughbore. The bracket can also include at least one vibration dampener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Jeeb, Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9163895
    Abstract: A frame is provided, and a quiver assembly is attached to the frame. The frame, preferably made from aluminum, is manufactured by using an axis of extrusion that is perpendicular to the primary axis of the quiver assembly. A top portion of the quiver assembly provides blade covers with foam inserts to store, for example, expandable broadheads. The blade covers are non-circular in shape, so that broadheads can be rotated approximately ninety degrees to a secure position. The quiver also utilizes a set screw that allows a the hunter to adjust the camming force required for loading and unloading the quiver from the bow. The quiver assembly utilizes rubber posts that allow for a quiet operation, as well as a secure means of locking the quiver assembly to a bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventor: William Edward Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9134088
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a bracket for use with an archery bow, including a main body having a length extending between a first end and a second end, at least one throughbore through which a portion of a sling can be positioned, at least one passageway intersecting the throughbore, and at least one securing element positionable through the passageway and into at least a portion of the throughbore, the securing element adapted to releasably secure the portion of the sling within the throughbore. The bracket can also include at least one vibration dampener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Jeeb, Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9043999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bowfishing reel that includes a first wheel, a second wheel that can be moved into contact with the first wheel to pinch a fishing line between the wheels, a biasing mechanism that bias the second wheel toward the first wheel with a biasing force sufficient to grip the fishing line between the wheels, an actuator arranged to move the second wheel away from the first wheel against the biasing force, a latch that can independently hold and retain the second wheel away from the first wheel against the biasing force, and a trigger mechanism that can controllably release the latch from holding the second wheel away from the first wheel to allow the biasing mechanism to bias the second wheel into contact with the first wheel to pinch the fishing line between the first and second wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Bear Archery Incorporated
    Inventor: Theodore J. Boester
  • Publication number: 20150144119
    Abstract: A bow wrist sling comprises a flexible elastomeric strap forming a loop to receive a wrist of a person holding a bow. In one implementation, the strap comprises a plurality of spaced discrete selectable connection points to adjust the loop to a predetermined size. In one implementation, the sling comprises an insert that forms an opening to receive a bow stabilizer, wherein the strap is overmolded about the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GamePlan Gear LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. Arajakis
  • Patent number: 9038618
    Abstract: An archery stabilizer which, by utilizing a carbon fiber tube or a comparable material in a tube configuration, provides for preloading the tube in compression, thereby effectively increasing the stiffness of the tube. The stabilizer includes weights, and the preloading of the tube compensates for the bending moment applied to the tube by the weights attached to the end of the tube or contained within the tube. In effect, the present invention presents an apparatus and method for loading the tube so as to allow a user to adjust the elastic modulus of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Bomar
  • Patent number: 9032946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three dimensionally fiber-reinforced riser and to the unitary or single-step methods of making the same. In one embodiment (a cross bow riser for example), the riser has an interior support with opposed side members and a front brace. The front brace has a depression centrally located therein. Two side ribs are also provided for structural support. Two pockets each optionally having a divider wall defining a top and bottom section are provided for receiving respective top and bottom pieces of a split limb, when a split limb is used. The riser can be made of a composite material having fibers aligned there within in the directions of the highest stresses for enhancing the structural strength of the riser. Other bow parts or components can likewise be made via composite material as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PLASTICOMP, INC.
    Inventors: Raj Narain Mathur, Stephen T. Bowen, Larry E. Tiedemann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150114379
    Abstract: A compound bow includes a first and second pulley, each of which is operative, when the bow is drawn, to unwind a portion of a bow string from a bow string groove and to take up a portion of a bow cable so as to decrease its effective length. At least one of the pulleys includes a cable controller which operates to modify the rate at which the effective length of the bow cable is decreasing so that during an initial portion of the draw of the bow, the rate is greater than it would be in the absence of the controller, and during a second portion of the draw, the rate is less than it would be in the absence of the controller. Use of the controller provides a bow which has an inherently balanced draw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Larry D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150090239
    Abstract: An archery bow system apparatus and related methods for reducing bow torque, comprising: an outer bow grip; an inner bow handle enclosed by the outer bow grip; wherein: when the bow system is in an undrawn state, the outer bow grip is prevented from rotating relative to the inner bow handle; and when the bow system is drawn into in a drawn state, the outer bow grip is enabled to rotate over a limited angular range relative to the inner bow handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Meilak
  • Patent number: 8991380
    Abstract: A grip guard may be used with a crossbow that has a main beam including a stock and a barrel. The grip guard may have a first wall that is positioned between the stock and the barrel and a second wall that extends outwardly from the main beam. The first wall may have dampening properties to attenuate sounds and vibrations caused by firing the crossbow and the second wall may prevent a user's fingers from inadvertently extending from the handle toward the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Jacob A. Hout
  • Patent number: 8991375
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a crossbow comprises a stock, a first limb, a first rotatable member, a second limb and a second rotatable member. A bowstring, a first cable and a second cable each extend between the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member. The crossbow defines a shooting axis. The first cable is offset from the shooting axis in a first direction and the second cable is offset from the shooting axis in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8991374
    Abstract: A rifle bow assembly is disclosed herein. The rifle bow assembly includes: an outer barrel slide subassembly having an elongate cavity, the outer barrel slide subassembly configured to be attached to a bow assembly; a projectile barrel subassembly having a first end and a second end, the projectile barrel subassembly configured to be slidingly received within the elongate cavity of the outer barrel slide subassembly, and the projectile barrel subassembly having a helical projectile passageway extending in a lengthwise direction thereof; a magazine subassembly coupled to the second end of the projectile barrel subassembly, and having attachment means for securing a projectile magazine thereto; and a release subassembly coupled to an end portion of the magazine subassembly, the release subassembly including at least one string release mechanism for releasably engaging a bow string of the bow assembly. A rifle bow, which incorporates the rifle bow assembly, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Emery Conkel
  • Patent number: 8967133
    Abstract: A two axis micro-adjusting device with a single locking mechanism preferably includes a mounting base, a first axis adjustment housing and a second axis adjustment nut. The mounting base includes a second axis housing and an attachment bracket. The first axis adjustment housing is slidably retained on the second axis housing. An end of the first axis adjustment bar is secured to a first object. The attachment bracket is attached to a second object. Rotation of a first axis adjustment screw adjusts the first axis adjustment bar in the first axis adjustment housing. Rotation of a second axis adjustment screw adjusts the second axis adjustment nut in the second axis housing. A locking fastener is tightened to lock the position of the first axis and second axis adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Publication number: 20150053195
    Abstract: A reel seat for attaching a reel foot of a reel to a bow includes a shaft, a rear bushing, a cap, a first threaded fastener, and a second threaded fastener. The shaft has a first end and a second end, an outer surface, a first bore formed into the first end of the shaft, and a second bore formed into the second end of the shaft. The rear bushing includes a limiter portion and a receiver portion, the limiter portion being secured to the shaft and defining an increased diameter relative to the shaft to form a stop surface the receiver portion having a bore and being coaxially received over the shaft such that the receiver portion is abutted against the stop surface and rotatable about the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Christian Soderberg
  • Patent number: 8955504
    Abstract: A C-shaped forearm brace attaches to a bow through a support and a bracket that is attached to the front of a bow's riser. The brace extends arcuately around a forearm axis at least 180°, to partially encompass a forearm. The support is mounted in a slot in the brace and extends outwardly, transverse to the forearm axis. The support can be adjusted to allow angular and linear translation of the forearm brace relative to an axis that is parallel to the forearm axis. The forearm brace is circumferentially repositionable along the support. The support may be a post with a bearing surface skewed relative to a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis. Walls on opposite sides of this bearing surface straddle part of the forearm brace. The bracket supports a rearwardly extending element that attaches to and supports the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Nicola Albanese, Donato Zizza
  • Publication number: 20150040883
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a crossbow crank comprises a housing and a shaft rotatable with respect to the housing. A one-way mechanism is arranged to prevent rotation of the shaft in a first rotational direction, but allow rotation in a second direction. A release mechanism is arranged to disengage the one-way mechanism from the shaft. The release mechanism has a first position and a second position, wherein the release mechanism moves along a length of the shaft between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Mark Hayes, Jeffrey A. Ozanne, Tom Koshollek
  • Patent number: 8950388
    Abstract: A cable guard for a compound archery bow includes a body and a cable retaining member connected to the body by a joint. The cable retaining member may retain at least one cable of an archery bow. The body of the cable guard has a length sufficient to position the joint at least at the drawn position of at least one of the cables retained by the cable retaining member. The joint connecting the cable retaining member to the body of the cable guard permits the opening of the cable retaining member to swivel forwards towards the mounting portion. Swiveling forward, the opening of the cable retaining members brings at least one of the retained cables closer to the bowstring plane of travel of the bow to which it is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8950385
    Abstract: A crossbow bowstring drawing mechanism comprises (1) a generally cylindrical housing having a first end and a second end; (2) a shaft rotatably mounted in the housing has a first end that at least partially extends through the housing first end; (3) at least one rope spool received on, and rotationally fixed to, the shaft intermediate the shaft first and second ends; (4) a handle operatively coupled to the shaft; and (5) a clutch mechanism received on the shaft. At least one of the rope spools is configured to attach to a first and a second end of a rope that is configured to be releasably attached to a bowstring. The clutch mechanism is configured to at least temporarily rotationally fix the shaft to the housing to prevent the shaft from rotating in a first direction and an opposite second direction until a force is exerted on the handle to overcome the frictional forces exerted by the clutch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Publication number: 20150013657
    Abstract: The spring suppressor preferably includes a housing, a piston rod, a compression spring and an end plug. The piston includes a bumper portion, a neck portion and a tail portion. The housing includes a bumper hole, a piston bore and a cap thread. The piston bore is formed through substantially a length of the housing. The bumper hole is sized to slidably receive an outer diameter of the bumper portion. The cap thread is formed in an entrance of the piston bore to threadably receive the end plug. The piston is pre-loaded by the compression spring. The end plug is threaded into an end of the piston bore to retain the compression spring and the piston rod. A second embodiment of the string suppressor preferably includes the bumper, the piston rod, the compression spring, a housing and an end rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: James Jay Kempf
  • Publication number: 20150013658
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an attachment to an archery bow to prevent contact of the bowstring with the archer's bow-supporting arm. The attachment comprises an engagement portion that is attached to the bow and is adjustable to an individual archer's preferred position on the bow. The engagement portion includes a forearm engagement portion that is configured to create a single point of contact with the archer's forearm to enhance shooting performance and to prevent contact of the bowstring with the archer's bow-supporting aim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Ricky Wayne Gibson
  • Patent number: 8931469
    Abstract: A quiver for holding arrows or bolts. The quiver may be releasably attached to a mounting rail on a bow, belt, or the like. The quiver includes a frame connecting two end structures, each end structure having arrow head pockets, arrow shaft clips, and a connector for attachment to the frame. At a midsection of the frame is a mounting block with an attachment mechanism for releasably securing the quiver to the mounting rail. The preferable mounting rail is of the Picatinny type. A first set of arrows (three in the preferred embodiment) may be positioned with arrow heads in the arrow head pockets of one end structure and arrow shafts in the arrow shaft clips of the second end structure. A second set of arrows is positioned in a similar manner but in the opposite direction between the end structures on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Klint McLean Kingsbury, Clayton W. Reinarz
  • Patent number: 8931466
    Abstract: An apparatus for one-handed operation of archery equipment may facilitate drawing and firing of an arrow from a bow. The apparatus may comprise a release aid having jaws for selective engagement and disengagement of a bowstring and a trigger mechanism operable to open and close the jaws. Head gear may be configured for attachment to the head of an archer and may be coupled to the release aid with a connection mechanism such that the archer may resist a tension in the bowstring with the headgear. An alternative apparatus comprises an automatic drawbar and engagement head such that an archer may manipulate drawbar controls to draw and release an arrow from a bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Immesberger, Lisa Collins
  • Publication number: 20140366858
    Abstract: A versatile hunting bow with a circular rotatable handle mounted on a circular frame of the riser of the bow. The riser is skeletonized and has an asymmetrical shape. The archers can rotate and adjust the orientation of the handle to their natural wrist position. The outer wall of the circular handle has a series of parallel thread cuts that match with the thread cuts on the inner wall of the circular frame of the riser. Two limbs are connected and secured to the riser through limb bolts. When limb bolts are tightened, the geometry of the riser and the arrangement of the limbs create tensions that slightly distort the shape of the riser. The distortion prevents the thread cuts from moving along each other. Thus, the handle is no longer able to rotate when the limb bolts are tightened and the handle is locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Garver, Paul Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140360480
    Abstract: An archery Bow, Floating Limb Compound; has two bowstring wheels, or eccentrics, that are mounted to the riser, or fixed portion of the bow, and each rotate free of relative linier motion in common moment with two each, or pairs each, of control cable wheels, or eccentrics, on each the same respective axis. The Limbs, (or individual limb assemblies), have each two control cable inputs, or paired mounts, one compressive and the other a degenerative stabilizing cross-feedback input; where under draw, the limbs compress by disproportions in pivot about each individual limb, or limb assembly's, riser mounted axis, in response to the stabilizing cross feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Eric William Koch
  • Patent number: 8899217
    Abstract: A compound bow or crossbow employs bowstring cams with bowstring cam grooves and power cord cam grooves. Preferably a pair of generally identical power cord cam grooves are positioned axially above and below the bowstring cam groove. The power cords are anchored to a fixed anchor point, e.g., a pylon, on the near end of the riser or on the near side of the crossbow bar or stock. The power cords do not cross over to the other limb. The reduction in the number of cam wheels and pulleys and in the number of strings or cords results in greater efficiency and higher transfer of energy from the bow to the arrow or bolt. There is no drop-off in pull weight at full draw. The bolt or arrow accelerates throughout the travel of the bowstring, resulting in significantly higher velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Field Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Islas
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8893700
    Abstract: An archery bow stabilizer including a stabilizer body and a plurality of asymmetrical dampening extensions radially extending from the stabilizer body. The dampening extensions can be laterally offset with respect to the stabilizer body from an adjacent dampening extension and/or can include laterally extending protuberances that extend in an opposite direction from as adjacent dampening extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: New Archery Products Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kozlik, Robert S. Mizek
  • Patent number: 8881714
    Abstract: An archery bow has upper and lower rotatable draw force modules. The draw force modules each define first and second grooves. The bowstring and a first cable are anchored in the first groove; and a second cable is anchored in the second groove. The design of the draw force modules and the anchoring of the bowstring and cables to the draw force modules allows the cable pull to be more centered to the limb during operation yielding less limb twist and draw force module lean, resulting in improved durability and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Slick Trick, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140299116
    Abstract: A compound archery bow comprises a riser, limbs attached to the riser, pulley members mounted on the limbs, a draw cable, one or more additional cables, and a cable guard. The limbs, draw cable, and additional cables are arranged so that drawing the bow rotates the pulley members to let out the draw cable, takes up or lets out each additional cable with the pulley members, and bends the bow limbs toward one another. The cable guard comprises an elongated, resilient, non-articulated member attached to and extending backward from the riser, and a cable retainer. The cable guard displaces each additional cable laterally from a shooting plane of the bow sufficiently at brace to avoid fletching of an arrow, and bends inwardly when the bow is drawn but still displaces each additional cable laterally sufficiently to avoid the shaft of the arrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Craig T. Yehle
  • Patent number: 8844510
    Abstract: A riser of a compound bow includes a lower section and an upper section. The upper section has an end section and a connection section which is connected to the lower section by engagement of pins and pin holes of the two respective connection ends. The connection is further reinforced by way of welding. The end section is further connected with the connection section by engagement of pins and pin holes of the two respective connection ends. The connection is further reinforced by way of welding. The riser is strong and saves material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Poe Lang Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Liu
  • Publication number: 20140283804
    Abstract: Embodiments of a limb retainer system to secure bow limbs to a riser on an archery bow. The limb retainer system includes a first part and a second part that are disposed, respectively, on a front and a back of the riser to position the limb elements to retain a shooting string under tension. In one embodiment, the first part secure the limb elements in position on the riser. The second part is configured to rotate relative to the first part, thereby allowing an end user to adjust the tension of the bowstring. This configuration offer a robust, cost effective design that prevents unwanted movement of the bow limbs and preserves adjustment necessary for adequate tuning of the archery bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Strother Archery
    Inventor: Mitchell Thomas Badgerow
  • Publication number: 20140283807
    Abstract: A cable guard for a compound bow deflects cables of the compound bow away from the path of an arrow and away from a plane in which a string of the compound bow travels to prevent interference between the cables and the arrow and string. The compound bow includes a riser and spaced apart limbs extending from the riser. The cables and the string extends between the limbs. The cable guard comprises a frame for attachment to the compound bow. A first bearing is supported by the frame and extends along an axis. A second bearing and a third bearing each extend along a respective axis transverse to the axis of the first bearing. The second bearing and the third bearing each present a bearing surface with the bearing surface of the second bearing spaced from and facing the bearing surface of the third bearing for receiving the cable therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Prater
  • Patent number: 8839774
    Abstract: A coupler for interconnecting an archery bow and an adjustable firearm shooting support includes a housing with an actuator lever and a lower actuator extending respectively therefrom and being pivotally interconnected to opposite ends of a linkage. The firearm support is vertically adjustable and activated by a trigger mechanism whereby activation of the actuator lever causes the lower actuator to pivot outwardly into contact with the firearm support trigger to allow vertical adjustability of the bow and whereby deactivation of the actuator lever stabilizes movement of the bow into a support or rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sta-Bow-Lizer, LLC
    Inventor: Charlton Rhodes Torbett
  • Patent number: 8839770
    Abstract: An assist for drawing a bowstring of a compound bow to a position close to the standard draw position is described. The assist is a crutch that is inserted into a crutch mount that is affixed to the riser of the bow. The crutch allows the archer to place the bow on a support surface and to pull the bowstring up onto the crutch. When the archer is ready to shoot an arrow, he pulls the bowstring back from the crutch. The head of the crutch rotates into a vertical position, providing an unencumbered path for the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Crouse
  • Patent number: 8839773
    Abstract: An archery quiver is provided. The quiver includes a hood and an arrow gripper device connected together by at least one stay. A mounting bracket assembly is provided that permits lateral adjustment of the quiver relative to the bow riser. The arrow shaft gripper is provided with cam assemblies with portions that are movable to provide an adjustable gripping force on the arrow shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Ellig
  • Patent number: 8839776
    Abstract: A bow stabilizer incorporating one or more attachment rails for mounting a variety of accessories to the stabilizer for use in conjunction with the bow or other target sighting device. The stabilizer is rotationally adjustable about a center axis attachment post connecting the stabilizer to the bow. In addition to rotating the stabilizer for balance, the rails are individually adjustable side to side at their ends and are preferably of the picatinny or weaver rail configuration. Anywhere from one to four (or more) accessory rails may be positioned symmetrically or asymmetrically on the stabilizer. One or more counterbalance weights may be adjustably positioned on one or more of the rails to offset and balance the weight of attached accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Klint M. Kingsbury, Clayton W. Reinarz
  • Publication number: 20140261354
    Abstract: A bow having an upper limb, a lower limb, a riser body, a sight window for mounting a plurality of sight pins, and an arrow rest, such as a whisker biscuit. The whisker biscuit is mounted in a whisker biscuit mount. The sight window and the whisker biscuit mount are integrally formed in the riser body, such that the sight window and the whisker mount are generally vertically aligned and do not extend horizontally from the riser body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Ross, JR.
  • Patent number: 8833356
    Abstract: A weapon stabilizing and shock dampening assembly according to various embodiments comprises: (1) a dampener support; (2) an elongated housing that is adapted for supporting the dampener support; and (3) an attachment mechanism that is adapted for selectively attaching the elongated housing adjacent a weapon (e.g., a bow). The dampener support may be attached (e.g., slideably attached) adjacent the elongated housing so that a user may selectively move (e.g., slide) the dampener support relative to the elongated housing to thereby adjust a distance between the weapon and a dampener that is supported by the dampener support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Patent number: 8819983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting apparatus for attaching to a hunting weapon and supporting a recording device. The apparatus includes means for removably securing a recording device to the apparatus; a connector adapted to removeably attach the apparatus to a hunting weapon; and a flexible, elongate member being semi-rigid and having a first end affixed to the securing means and a second end affixed to the connector, whereby upon attachment of the apparatus to a hunting weapon the flexible, elongate member permits manual repositioning of the secured recording device relative to the hunting weapon while supporting the secured recording device in a set position after manual repositioning occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Tate
  • Patent number: 8813737
    Abstract: Archery bow arrangements described herein include an archery bow body defining opposing limb tips and rotational elements mounted at the limb tips. A bowstring and additional cable portions extend between the limb tips. A cable guard extends from the archery bow body. The cable guard includes two slider pieces which each engage one portion of the cable arrangement and which can each separately translate forward or rearward during the bow's draw and release cycle. The slider pieces can preferably translate relative to each other, yet can each form limits to the translation of the other slider. Preferably, each slider is slidable to allow the respective cable portion to remain substantially straight or imparts only a minimal forward or rearward bend angle during the bow's draw and release cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy W. Langley
  • Patent number: 8807125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three dimensionally fiber-reinforced riser and to the unitary or single-step methods of making the same. In one embodiment (a cross bow riser for example), the riser has an interior support with opposed side members and a front brace. The front brace has a depression centrally located therein. Two side ribs are also provided for structural support. Two pockets each optionally having a divider wall defining a top and bottom section are provided for receiving respective top and bottom pieces of a split limb, when a split limb is used. The riser can be made of a composite material having fibers aligned there within in the directions of the highest stresses for enhancing the structural strength of the riser. Other bow parts or components can likewise be made via composite material as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Plasticomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Narain Mathur, Stephen T. Bowen, Larry E. Tiedemann
  • Publication number: 20140224236
    Abstract: A bow limb retaining assembly comprises a limb and a retainer having a cavity for receiving the limb. The retainer comprises opposed lateral surfaces, a first abutting surface arranged to contact a compression surface of the limb and a second abutting surface arranged to contact a tension surface of the limb. A first length portion of the retainer includes the first abutting surface and excludes the second abutting surface, and a second length portion of the retainer includes the second abutting surface and excludes the first abutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20140216428
    Abstract: A crossbow is provided which has an elongated frame and a foot stirrup. The elongated frame has a forward end portion. The foot stirrup is secured to the forward end portion of the elongated frame. The foot stirrup has first and second portions. The first portion of the foot stirrup is configured to extend forward of the elongated frame to the second portion. The second portion of the foot stirrup is configured to extend downwardly from the first portion. The downwardly extending second portion of the foot stirrup provides increased surface area to stabilize the crossbow during a cocking operation. The downwardly extending second portion of the foot stirrup is further configured to act as a bipod when the crossbow is aimed and fired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Biafore, JR., Jeffrey Allan Pestrue