For Stabilization Thereof Patents (Class 124/89)
  • Patent number: 10866057
    Abstract: The inventive stabilizer controls the stiffness, spine, flex and flex direction of the bow. The archery stabilizer has a rod having first and second ends; first and second end caps connected to the first and second ends of the rod, and at least three stiffening members extending between the first and second end caps, each of the at least three stiffening members being constructed and arranged to selectively change the tension between the first and second end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jacob Schlangen
  • Patent number: 10704858
    Abstract: A vibration dampener for an archery bow includes a cylindrical sleeve containing a chamber and a unitary elastomeric member arranged in the chamber. The elastomeric member is pressurized to press against an inner surface of the sleeve and absorb vibrations from the bow during execution of an archery shot. The pressure applied to the elastomeric member may be fixed or it may be adjustable through use of a compression assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory E. Summers
  • Patent number: 10436543
    Abstract: An archery stabilizer includes a tubular member and an insert member. The tubular member has a first end, a second end and an interior sidewall defining an interior bore that extends between the first end and the second end. The tubular member has a first resonance frequency. The insert member is positioned in the interior bore and extends for more than one third of the length of the tubular member. The insert member has an exterior surface. The insert member has a second resonance frequency that differs from the first resonance frequency. A vibration dampening gel is positioned between the exterior surface of the insert member and the interior sidewall of the tubular member. A mounting assembly is positioned at the first end of the tubular member, whereby the archery stabilizer is mounted to an archery bow. A weight support assembly is positioned at the second end of the tubular member, whereby one or more weights are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy Wilkens
  • Patent number: 10240886
    Abstract: An adjustable stabilizer system preferably includes a bow mount member, a bow mount member with quick release, an elbow link member, an elbow link member with a quick release, a tightening elbow, a single thread coupler, a double threaded coupler and a weight with an o-ring. The bow mount member preferably includes a bow mounting base and a bow pivoting extension. The pivoting extension extends outward from one end of the mounting base. A threaded tap is formed in an opposing end of the mounting base. The elbow link member preferably includes an elbow mounting base and an elbow pivoting extension. The elbow pivoting extension extends outward from one end of the elbow mounting base and a threaded tap is formed in an opposing end of the elbow mounting base. The elements of the adjustable stabilizer system may be assembled in any suitable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 9952014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration damper (35) for archery bows. The vibration damper comprises a housing (36) extending along an axis (X) and forming at least one chamber (37, 38, 39, 40), wherein the at least one chamber is partially filled with granular solid material (9). The housing is formed by a stack of two or more bowl-shaped parts (1, 2, 4) arranged along the axis, wherein the at least one chamber is closed by the subsequent part in the stack. The stack of parts is held together by a central attachment device (41) extending along the axis, to close the at least one chamber, such that the at least one chamber forms an open space circumventing the central attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXAPOINT SVENSKA AB
    Inventor: Kent Omre
  • Patent number: 9851169
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an archery bow comprises a riser supporting a first limb and a second limb. The first limb supports a first rotatable member that defines a first axis of rotation. The second limb supports a second rotatable member that defines a second axis of rotation. The first axis of rotation and the second axis of rotation move with respect to one another as the bow is drawn from a brace condition to a drawn condition. The bow defines a reference plane that includes the first axis of rotation and the second axis of rotation, wherein a distance between a predetermined location on the riser and the reference plane is greater in the brace condition than in the drawn condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mathew A. McPherson, Gary L. Simonds
  • Patent number: 9097487
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: James Jay Kempf
  • Patent number: 9086250
    Abstract: An archery bow stabilizer that balances an archery bow and generally inhibits roll, pitch and/or yaw of the bow when the bow is held, drawn, or shot by an archer. The stabilizer can include an optional mounting bracket that mounts to the riser of an archery bow, one or more mounting arms, and one or more stabilizing rods joined with the arms via clamping elements. The rods can be movable forward and rearward relative to the mounting bracket and/or riser to provide a variety of weight adjustment and distribution capabilities. Optional weights can be joined with ends of the rods to provide further weight adjustment and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle B. Stokes
  • 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: 9038617
    Abstract: An archery bow vibration dampening and balancing device is attachable to an archery bow by means of an elongated clamp with a housing pivotably interconnected to the elongated clamp opposite the attachment point. A vibration dampening and balancing device is secured in an opening formed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bahram Khoshnood, David L. Potts
  • Patent number: 9038619
    Abstract: A vibration dampened barrel for a crossbow preferably includes at least two vibration dampening chambers, which extend at least a portion of a length of the vibration dampened barrel. The at least two vibration dampening chambers are at least partially filled with a vibration dampening material, such as silicone, rubber, low density foam, high density foam, or any other suitable material that absorbs noise and or vibration. The vibration dampening material is preferably applied by injection, compression, spray, pouring or any other suitable method. The vibration dampening material is retained in the at least two vibration dampening chambers by curing or hardening; mechanically confinement including the use of fasteners or a plug; or with any other suitable method. The at least two vibration dampening chambers may be partially or fully filled. The vibration dampening material may also be placed on a surface inside an extruded barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: James J. Kempf
  • Patent number: 9032947
    Abstract: The apparatus for mounting at least one dampener and/or stabilizer to an archery bow to absorb shock and vibration realized by an archer upon the release of the archery bow. The present invention provides an elongated support structure releasably connectable to the at least one dampener and/or stabilizer. A releasable fastener is connected to one end of the support structure, and the releasable fastener is releasably connectable to the archery bow such that the support structure is extendible in a cantilevered position relative to the archery bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: K Tech Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Eric C. Bidigare, Kerry A. Verran
  • Patent number: 9016268
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanical vibration limiting and absorbing device for an archery bow including a hollow housing and two groups of elastomer washers provided in the hollow housing with a means for preventing the first group from advancing out of the hollow housing and separating the first group from the second group. In addition, a fastener extends through the center of the first and second groups of elastomer washers and a lock nut and weight are provided on the projecting end of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Leven Industries
    Inventor: William L. Leven
  • Publication number: 20150107569
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Nicola Albanese
  • 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: 8978636
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a bow dampener that may be devised to mitigate kinetic energy from a bow string. The bow dampener can comprise a frame element that may be configured to support a string dampening element. The string dampening element may be configured to engage the bowstring at or near an end of an arrow shooting operation. The frame element can comprise a barrel mount that is configured to selectively engage a side of a crossbow barrel, such as on one or more sides of the crossbow barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Jacob A. Hout
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150034063
    Abstract: An apparatus for absorbing energy from the release of an archery bow. The apparatus of the present invention provides an elongated support structure releasably connectable to a vibration reduction insert. The vibration reduction insert has a substantially cylindrical shape and at least one substantially C-shaped recess along an outer edge of the vibration reduction insert. A releasable fastener is connected to one end of the support structure, and the fastener is releasably connectable to the archery bow such that the support structure is extendible in a cantilevered position relative to the archery bow. The vibration reduction insert may be made from a vibration reduction material. Along an edge of the C-shaped recess, the vibration reduction insert may have a U-shaped recess that extends toward the radial center of the vibration reduction insert. There may be two substantially C-shaped recesses that are substantially coaxially aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: ERIC C BIDIGARE, KERRY A VERRAN
  • Patent number: 8939139
    Abstract: B/D archery bow accessories which have an elastomeric vibration dampening component mounted on an elongated, rigid support. The elastomeric component has a set of integral vibration dampening elements such as ribs. The vibration dampening elements have irregular profile configurations which make these elements capable of dampening with high efficiency the sets of vibrational frequencies generated: (a) when an arrow is shot, and (b) during and after the ensuing lock-up. Vibration dampening efficiency may be promoted by making the elastomeric component from a material of the most optimal hardness that is practical and by employing end pieces at opposite ends of the elastomeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Steven C. Sims, Gary Sims
  • Patent number: 8939140
    Abstract: A kit for mounting a camera to a bow is provided. The kit includes a bow stabilizer for attachment to the bow; and a mounting bracket for attachment to the stabilizer, the bracket including a seat for the camera, an arm extending from the seat at a first end, and a connector at a second end for attaching the arm to the stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Archery Technical Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Ralph J. Mancini
  • Patent number: 8931470
    Abstract: A holder for an archery bow vibration dampening and balancing means is secured between two split limbs of an archery bow flexible arm and includes an attachment holding means for receiving a vibration dampening and/or balancing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Bahram Khoshnood, David L. Potts
  • Publication number: 20140352679
    Abstract: An exemplary adjustable archery support system is disclosed. An exemplary system comprises an offset brake housing for mechanically interfacing the adjustable archery support system to a support post that provides a stable support for the archery bow from the ground. The offset brake housing positions the support post substantially to a side of the archery bow and out of the line of sight for the archer shooting the bow. When an actuator lever is pulled by the archer, its causes actuation, via a linkage, of an internal brake so that the entire system (and therefore the bow to which the system is mechanically attached) may be adjusted up and down the support post. Once positioned, the user may release the first actuator lever, thereby allowing the internal brake to reengage with the exterior surface of the support post so that the bow is stabilized and supported for a shot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: STA-BOW-LIZER, LLC
    Inventor: Charlton Rhodes Torbett
  • 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: 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: 8869785
    Abstract: A stop bracket apparatus for an archery bow having a cable for launching an arrow wherein said cable is moveable between a drawn position, wherein said arrow is ready to be released, and an undrawn position, wherein said arrow has already been released. The stop bracket apparatus includes a support structure that is releasably connectable to the archery bow. An energy absorbing element is connected to the support structure for absorbing residual energy in the support structure, the archery bow, and the cable when in the undrawn position. A bumper element is releasably connected to the support structure, and the bumper element is engageable with the cable when the cable is in the undrawn position for stopping the cable from advancing toward the archery bow. A weighting element may be connected to the support structure for properly weighting and absorbing energy from the archery bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: K Tech Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Eric C. Bidigare, Kerry A. Verran
  • Patent number: 8839775
    Abstract: An archery bow includes a riser, first and second limbs, a bowstring, and a vibration dampening assembly. The riser includes opposing ends and the first and second limbs extend from the opposing ends of the riser. The bowstring extends between the first and second limbs. The vibration dampening assembly includes a dampening member and a cantilever member having a first end mounted to the riser and a second end supporting the dampening member. The dampening member is suspended by the cantilever member out of contact with the first limb when the archery bow is drawn and contacts the first limb to dampen vibrations when the archery bow is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Wasilewski, Brian Gold
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140216433
    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: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Klint M. KINGSBURY, Clayton W. REINARZ
  • Patent number: 8783238
    Abstract: A carrying device for an archery bow that attaches to the threaded port on an archery bow that is typically intended for attachment to a “stabilizer” or “counterbalance”. The carrying device can be provided as a kit customizable by the user, which deploys common materials utilized for the purpose of counterbalancing and stabilizing an archery bow, and, dampening vibration or noise. The user is able to manipulate components of the device to provide customized ballast and vibration dampening effect. The carrying component is an eyelet, hoop, ring, or hook, formed or machined, onto or into which the ballast/vibration dampening components are assemble. The carrying component is readily clipped to a users sling, back pack, belt, etc., for the purpose of hands free carrying of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Anythony A. Julian
  • Publication number: 20140196708
    Abstract: An archery bow stabilizer that balances an archery bow and generally inhibits roll, pitch and/or yaw of the bow when the bow is held, drawn, or shot by an archer. The stabilizer can include an optional mounting bracket that mounts to the riser of an archery bow, one or more mounting arms, and one or more stabilizing rods joined with the arms via clamping elements. The rods can be movable forward and rearward relative to the mounting bracket and/or riser to provide a variety of weight adjustment and distribution capabilities. Optional weights can be joined with ends of the rods to provide further weight adjustment and distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Kyle B. Stokes
  • Patent number: 8776772
    Abstract: An accessory for an archery bow has a C-shaped forearm brace attached to the distal end of a support. The support can be supported on the bow. The brace extends arcuately around a forearm axis at least 180° in order to partially encompass a forearm. The support is mounted in an arcuate 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 adjustment 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 the longitudinal axis. This post may have on opposite sides of the bearing surface, a pair of walls that straddle a peripheral portion of the forearm brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Nicola Albanese
  • Patent number: 8701645
    Abstract: An archery bow stabilizer that balances an archery bow and generally inhibits roll, pitch and/or yaw of the bow when the bow is held, drawn, or shot by an archer. The stabilizer can include an optional mounting bracket that mounts to the riser of an archery bow, one or more mounting arms, and one or more stabilizing rods joined with the arms via clamping elements. The rods can be movable forward and rearward relative to the mounting bracket and/or riser to provide a variety of weight adjustment and distribution capabilities. Optional weights can be joined with ends of the rods to provide further weight adjustment and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Kyle B. Stokes
  • Patent number: 8695580
    Abstract: A stabilizer assembly for connection to an archery bow includes an elastomeric body with an integrally formed vibration dampening section and a sling connecting section. The assembly also includes a sling with a loop section for looping around the archery bow and a pair of leg sections extending from the loop section and through a pair of bores formed in the sling connecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul LoRocco
  • Patent number: 8695581
    Abstract: An archery bow stabilizer includes a proximal end, a distal end, and an elliptical shaped cross-section. The elliptical shaped cross-section is arranged perpendicular to a length dimension of the stabilizer at a location between the proximal and distal ends. The elliptical shaped cross-section has a ratio of a maximum height dimension to a maximum width dimension that is about 0.6 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Jas D. Easton, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Felt, Douglas E. Denton
  • Patent number: 8671929
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow comprises a riser, a first limb and a second limb. A drawstring extends between the first limb and the second limb, for example extending between rotatable members supported by the limbs. A first cable, such as a power cable, also extends between the first limb and the second limb. A cable guard is attached to the riser, which comprises a body portion and a cable engaging portion. The cable guard biases a portion of the first cable in a direction away from the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20140060515
    Abstract: The apparatus for mounting at least one dampener and/or stabilizer to an archery bow to absorb shock and vibration realized by an archer upon the release of the archery bow. The present invention provides an elongated support structure releasably connectable to the at least one dampener and/or stabilizer. A releasable fastener is connected to one end of the support structure, and the releasable fastener is releasably connectable to the archery bow such that the support structure is extendible in a cantilevered position relative to the archery bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: K TECH DESIGNS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Eric C. Bidigare, Kerry A. Verran
  • Patent number: 8662064
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is an apparatus and method for stabilizing an archery bow and reducing recoil during arrow draw and release. The apparatus comprises an adjustable arm clamp assembly; a rod; a support body for attaching the arm clamp assembly to the rod; and a mounting block for attaching the rod to an archery bow. The archery recoil stabilizer is lightweight, adjustable and relies on bracing the arm from the forearm position to restrict translational and rotational movement of the bow as well as minimize recoil impacts. It supports the arm by bracing the forearm relative to the bow, and reduces or eliminates bow hand torque, providing improved stabilization during both arrow draw and release. Additionally, this invention reduces the stress and recoil on the arm of the archer that can cause pain or injury, or can compromise the flight of the arrow and the accuracy of the shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Campbell
  • Patent number: 8656899
    Abstract: A crossbow may comprise a main beam, a trigger mechanism, a bow assembly, and a barrel cable suppressor. First and second cables may pass through a cable slot formed in a barrel member. The first and second cables may be received by first and second cams respectively such that the rotation of the first and second cams in a first direction causes the first and second limbs to be pulled generally inward towards the main beam. The barrel cable suppressor may be positioned at least partially within the cable slot and may at least partially suppresses vibrations and noise caused by the first and second cables when the bowstring is released from the trigger mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Jacob A. Hout
  • Publication number: 20140041645
    Abstract: An archery bow includes a riser, first and second limbs, a bowstring, and a vibration dampening assembly. The riser includes opposing ends and the first and second limbs extend from the opposing ends of the riser. The bowstring extends between the first and second limbs. The vibration dampening assembly includes a dampening member and a cantilever member having a first end mounted to the riser and a second end supporting the dampening member. The dampening member is suspended by the cantilever member out of contact with the first limb when the archery bow is drawn and contacts the first limb to dampen vibrations when the archery bow is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Wasilewski, Brian Gold
  • Patent number: 8627811
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a riser having projecting limbs with first and second pulleys mounted on the limbs for rotation around respective axes. A barrel extends from the riser, and a bowstring cable extends between the pulleys outside of the barrel for engaging and propelling a projectile. A pair of pulley rotation power cables extend between the pulleys through slots in the barrel, and a spacer is disposed adjacent to the riser and disposed in the barrel for engagement by the pulley rotation power cables at the end of the power stroke to dampen vibration from the riser and cables to absorb vibration that otherwise might be transmitted to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Rex F. Darlington
  • Patent number: 8627813
    Abstract: A carrying handle for a compound archery bow includes an anchor portion, an intermediate portion, and a hand engaging portion. These portions are integral with each other and form a one piece handle. The handle lower end is on the anchor portion. The handle free end is on the hand engaging portion. The anchor portion includes a riser engaging surface and a bore with a stabilizer bore axis. A bolt passes through the bore and in to a threaded stabilizer bore in the riser. The intermediate portion sets the distance between a bow hand grip and the hand engaging portion. The hand engaging portion is directly forward of the hand grip on the riser. The hand engaging portion includes a hand engaging surface. A threaded bore with a forwardly facing open end is provided in the engaging portion. A stabilizer is received in the threaded bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory S. Close
  • Publication number: 20130340738
    Abstract: A kit for mounting a camera to a bow is provided. The kit includes a bow stabilizer for attachment to the bow; and a mounting bracket for attachment to the stabilizer, the bracket including a seat for the camera, an arm extending from the seat at a first end, and a connector at a second end for attaching the arm to the stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ralph J. Mancini
  • Patent number: 8590522
    Abstract: Bow stabilizer assemblies according to various embodiments may comprise, for example: (1) an elongated housing that is adapted to be selectively attached to a bow; and (2) a plurality of dampener supports that are adapted so that, when the bow stabilizer is attached to the bow, each dampener support maintains a respective dampener in a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the plane of the bow. In various embodiments, the dampener supports are adapted to maintain the dampeners different distances away from a portion of the bow (e.g., the bow's front surface). In particular embodiments, the dampeners may be selectively removed and replaced (e.g., with dampeners of different sizes and/or shapes) without tools. This may allow users to quickly change the configuration and dampening attributes of the bow stabilizing and shock dampening assembly assemblies while the bow stabilizing and shock dampening assembly remains attached to the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Bahram Khoshnood, Michael Teems
  • Publication number: 20130291846
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed in this specification pertains to a device for holding a bow upright. The device has two elongated with a connecting hinge. The hinge may be adjusted such that angle between the elongated posts. A hole is provided in the hinge that permits a faster to extend through the hole and into a threaded hole of a bow riser. The bow is held upright by being supported on a portion of the first elongated post, a portion of the second elongated post and a portion of the lower riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Dustin Arndt
  • Patent number: 8573193
    Abstract: A bow stabilizing and shock dampening assembly that, in various embodiments, comprises: (1) one or more dampener supports; (2) a support structure for supporting the one or more dampener supports; and (3) an attachment mechanism that is adapted for selectively attaching the bow stabilizing and shock dampening assembly to a bow. In particular embodiments, the support structure extends between the dampener support and the attachment mechanism, and each dampener support is adapted to maintain a respective dampener in a plane that is at least substantially parallel to a central axis of the bow stabilizing and shock dampening assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Bahram Khoshnood
  • Publication number: 20130284159
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: JEEB, INC.
    Inventor: Bobby Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8567382
    Abstract: A bow stabilizer/vibration dampener 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 rails are 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. In addition, the invention anticipates application of the adjustable rail structures positioned in other locations on the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Klint M. Kingsbury, Clayton W. Reinarz
  • Patent number: 8567381
    Abstract: A bowstring sound dampener is disclosed. The dampener comprises a sleeve and a piston. The sleeve is generally cylindrical with a frustoconical first end adapted to threadedly receive a mounting rod for connecting the dampener to a bow. The sleeve comprises a second end which is flared outwardly with a pair of generally V-shaped grooves formed diametrically therein creating a pair of diametrically opposed arms. The sleeve is configured to matingly receive the piston therein. The piston is formed as a generally cylindrical member having a pair of grippers extending therefrom on one end with a groove formed therebetween. The grippers flare outwardly from the piston in a diametrically opposed configuration and are mounted to the piston such that the grippers move inwardly when the piston enters the sleeve, thereby grasping the bowstring, and outwardly when the piston exits the sleeve, thereby releasing the bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Charles A. Saunders
  • Publication number: 20130263839
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide apparatus relating to archery, and particularly for apparatus that may be attached to a bow to counteract or eliminate various issues confronted by an archer when aiming and firing a bow. In certain embodiments, the apparatus includes features allowing it to be rigidly attached to a bow and to engage the majority of an archer's forearm. Further aspects relate to a portion of the apparatus wrapping around the archer's forearm. Further aspects relate to a detachable connection mechanism for easy removal of a portion of the apparatus. Yet further aspects relate to an adjustable portion of the invention to allow for adjustment of the length of the apparatus to provide desired stability and comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: AEK INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel P. Dominski, Willis P. Gabel