Bow String Or Attachment Thereto Patents (Class 124/90)
  • Patent number: 10480894
    Abstract: A composite string such as a bowstring or cable used in archery bows and crossbows includes multiple types of strands or multiple types of materials in its strands. The different materials or strands have different properties such as stiffness, strength, abrasion resistance, or density. The string therefore has specialized properties such as different properties when subjected to different tensile loads or optimized durability. A serving material is also used to bind strands of material to the string for silencing, vibration dampening, improving durability, or providing additional rigidity to select portions of the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Gideon S. Jolley, John Christopher Webster
  • Patent number: 10301752
    Abstract: Devices and systems for use in soft tissue repair are provided, as are methods of manufacturing the same. In one exemplary embodiment, an implantable surgical construct includes an implant and a continuous braided closed filament loop that is attached to the implant. The continuous loop can be formed from a single strand of filament such that portions of the filament, sometimes referred to as tails, can be arranged with respect to each other to form a braided configuration. A related method of manufacture can involve passing portions of a single strand of filament around different sets of posts and selectively over and under each other to create the braided configuration. Other devices, systems, and methods of manufacturing are also provided, including some that involve using multiple strands of suture to form a continuous braided closed filament loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventor: Stephen Johnson
  • Patent number: 10271868
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide apparatus suitable for treating a medical condition at a target site. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a plurality of strands, each having proximal and distal regions, wherein the plurality of strands are twisted in a generally helical manner to form a tubular shape. The proximal and distal regions of each of the plurality of strands comprise a contracted configuration adapted for delivery to the target site. Further, the distal region of at least one of the plurality of strands comprises an expanded, radially deployed configuration adapted to facilitate treatment of the medical condition. The distal region of at least one of the plurality of strands may be deployed in a self-expanding or balloon-expandable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Daphne Kontos
  • Patent number: 10253438
    Abstract: A net includes at least two ropes (2, 4), at least one mesh, wherein at least one corner of a mesh is formed by a knot (15) formed by two of the ropes (2, 4). The knot includes a first and a second opening (6, 8) in the first rope (2) through which the second rope (4) passes, and a first opening (10) in the second rope (4) through which the first rope (2) passes. A part of the first rope (2) is being positioned in the first opening (10) in the second rope (4) being in between the first and second opening (6, 8) of the first rope (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Maritiem Consultants B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Martin De Graaf, Maarten Cornelis De Graaf
  • Patent number: 10213637
    Abstract: A highly portable exercise device utilizing resistance bands is provided. The exercise device includes two ends, each end with a gripping component and latching mechanism. The latching mechanism comprising two magnets, wherein each magnet is secured to opposing ends of the device. A user can thereby hold one end of the exercise device in one hand and secure the other end of the device in either the other hand or against a surface. The user can move his or her body to create tension in the exercise device allowing the user to perform a plurality of different exercises by applying a force to intended muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mona Soofer
  • Patent number: 10154837
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for surgically repairing a tear in soft tissue is disclosed. A plurality of collapsible tubes are positioned about the suture. The collapsible tubes are pushed through soft tissue and orthopedic mesh on opposite sides of a tear in soft tissue. When tension is applied to the suture, the tubes are compressed to fix the suture to the soft tissue and draw the soft tissue portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham, Ryan Harper, Ryan A. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10156417
    Abstract: A composite string such as a bowstring or cable used in archery bows and crossbows includes multiple types of strands or multiple types of materials in its strands. The different materials or strands have different properties such as stiffness, strength, abrasion resistance, or density. The string therefore has specialized properties such as different properties when subjected to different tensile loads or optimized durability. A serving material is also used to bind strands of material to the string for silencing, vibration dampening, improving durability, or providing additional rigidity to select portions of the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Gideon S. Jolley, Chris Webster
  • Patent number: 10145028
    Abstract: Disclosed is a continuous carbon fiber/thermoplastic resin fiber composite yarn and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the carbon fiber composite yarn provides excellent mechanical properties, is light in weight, moldable, and has excellent impregnating ability. In particular, the composite yarn is provided with these superior properties by including a continuous carbon fiber having excellent mechanical properties, a thermoplastic resin fiber, and the like, and by using a false twist processing machine or a solution bath, and the like in order to manufacture the composite yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Young-Ho Choi, Chi-Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10126090
    Abstract: An archery string having a length, a first load-bearing path, a second load-bearing path, and at least one binding. The first and second load-bearing paths are laterally spaced apart relative to each other along the length, and the binding holds the first and second load-bearing paths substantially parallel to each other along at least a portion of the length of the string. Portions of the string are not bound to each other but remain parallel and positioned side-by-side. When the length of the string changes due to elongation, stretching, or contraction, the load-bearing paths do not helically twist relative to each other and remain parallel and side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HOYT ARCHERY, INC.
    Inventor: Garrett M. Abernethy
  • Patent number: 10058163
    Abstract: A bag, such as a backpack, includes a back panel having an edge portion, a spacing panel having a fixed edge attached to the back panel and a free edge, an adjustment device, and a lace connecting the adjustment device and the spacing panel. The adjustment device can be configured to retract the lace, thereby translating the spacing panel toward the edge portion of the back panel, thereby increasing a space between the spacing panel and the back panel. The space between the spacing panel and the back panel can be smaller in a first configuration than in a second configuration and the back panel of the bag can be curved in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Thule, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Mather, Rebecca Taylor
  • Patent number: 9933230
    Abstract: An archery bow measuring device preferably includes a support tube, an extension spring, a measuring tab, a length recording insert and a string nock. The support tube includes a measuring slot formed from one end to substantially a middle of the support tube. A plurality of measurement graduations are formed adjacent the measuring slot. The measuring tab and the length recording insert are slidably retained in the measuring slot. One end of the extension spring is retained in an opposing end of the support tube. An opposing end of the extension spring is attached to the measuring tab. The archery bow measuring device is placed on an arrow support rest of an archery bow and a bow string is inserted into the string nock. The user retracts the string to a maximum draw length. The measuring tab will push the length recording insert to a length along the measuring slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: James M. Combs, II
  • Patent number: 9612076
    Abstract: A bowstring including first and second ultra high molecular weight polyolefin fibers is described herein. The first and second ultra high molecular weight polyolefin fibers have different compositions such that the first ultra high molecular weight polyolefin fibers have a greater elasticity than the second ultra high molecular weight polyolefin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Winner's Choice Bowstrings LLC
    Inventor: Eric J. Griggs
  • Patent number: 9539003
    Abstract: A self-locking adjustable loop construction and a method of forming the construction are disclosed. The construction can include a flexible member having a first end, a second end and a first portion therebetween. The first end can be passed back through the first portion at a first point such that the first end passes through the first portion from a first side of the flexible member to a second opposite side of the flexible member. The first end can be passed through the first portion at a second point spaced apart from the first point such that the first end passes through the first portion from the second side to the first side so as to place the second end outside of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham
  • Patent number: 9027540
    Abstract: A bowstring release having a removable safety pin that when engaged, allows for training. The safety pin physically preventing the release mechanism from fully releasing, while allowing enough movement to provide a tactile response that the release has been activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Copper John Corporation
    Inventor: Eric C. Springer
  • 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: 20150013654
    Abstract: A manually assisted bowstring drawing mechanism may be used with a crossbow. The drawing mechanism may include a pair of handles attached to opposite ends of a rope and an engaging mechanism. The engaging mechanism may have two pieces that may receive the rope and may be selectively separated and connected together. When separated, the pieces may be extended up opposite sides of the crossbow from a trigger mechanism to a bowstring. The pieces may then be connected together and engaged to the bowstring. Next, the handles may be pulled by a user to move the bowstring from an uncocked position to a cocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout
  • 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: 20140373824
    Abstract: A weight for an archery bowstring comprises a tubular shape defining an internal cavity. The weight can comprise a single piece of material. The weight desirably frictionally engages a bowstring and has the same shape before and after installation. The weight comprises a continuous structure surrounding the bowstring that will not become detached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8869781
    Abstract: A hybrid archery release including a release body pivotally joined with a roller defining a roller axis, a wrist strap, and a flexible tether extending between and joining the roller and the wrist strap. The release body can be a back tension release body and can have a body including a handle, and the release body can selectively rotate about the roller axis when the handle is engaged by an archer so that the release releases a bowstring held thereby upon such selective rotation. The release also can be configured to remain in a cocked mode as the release is used to draw a bowstring. A method also is provided for drawing and releasing a bowstring with the assistance of the hybrid release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Scott Archery LLC
    Inventor: Brian K. Jones
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140261366
    Abstract: An archery bowstring includes a plurality of strands, each strand made from a plurality of fibers. The fibers forming the strands are grouped together in a minimally twisted configuration to form the strands. The strands may be twisted together to form the bowstring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8826896
    Abstract: A weight for an archery bowstring comprises a tubular shape defining an internal cavity. The weight can comprise a single piece of material. The weight desirably frictionally engages a bowstring and has the same shape before and after installation. The weight comprises a continuous structure surrounding the bowstring that will not become detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8763598
    Abstract: A crossbow setting device which assists with efficiently setting a crossbow into an armed position. The crossbow setting device generally includes a platform which includes a receiver aperture leading to a pathway extending inwardly from its front end. A locking member is slidably positioned within the receiver aperture so that it may traverse the pathway. A receiver opening comprised of a pair of slots is formed in an upper surface of the platform tangentially with respect to the pathway. By retracting the locking member, positioning the stirrup of a crossbow through the receiver opening and re-inserting the locking member, the crossbow may be locked into an upright position for use on-the-fly or to aid in setting the crossbow into an armed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Russell D. MacLeod
  • Patent number: 8746221
    Abstract: A back-tension archery release finger includes a housing containing a chamber which is adapted to receive a soft rubber insert. The housing includes at least one opening in a side wall thereof which communicates with the chamber to provide access to the insert. The insert projects through the side wall opening to define a contact surface for the finger of an archer. The housing may be contoured to match multiple fingers of the archer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Marc T. Rentz
  • Patent number: 8739769
    Abstract: A compound archery bow comprises a riser, limbs, pulley members connected to the limbs, a draw cable, and a power cable. A first pulley member includes a draw cable journal, a power cable take-up mechanism, and coaxial axle segments extending from opposite sides of the pulley member. The effective lever arm of the power cable take-up mechanism decreases, during a latter portion of drawing the bow, from a distance that is greater than a radius of the axle segments to a minimum distance that is less than that radius. The first pulley member is further arranged so that, with the bow fully drawn, at least a portion of the power cable passes through at least a portion of a space between the first and second axle segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BowTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Obteshka, Craig T. Yehle
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8656900
    Abstract: A bow energy transfer system includes a pair of helically wound springs positioned on the bowstrings on either side of the bowstring nock point; the springs are secured to the bowstring with a serving thread wound between the individual coils into contact with the bowstring. The springs flex perpendicular to their longitudinal axes during discharge of the bow causing energy to temporarily be stored in the flexed spring to be returned to the arrow or bolt later in its discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Kronengold, Allen C. Rasor, Jr., Kevin L. Hansen, Ronald C. Grimes, John M. Liska, Jr.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130306046
    Abstract: An archery bow adjuster includes first and second adjuster portions. The first portion is configured to mount to one of a bowstring and a cable. The second portion is configured to mount to the one of the bowstring and the cable. The first portion is rotatable relative to the second portion to adjust a length of the one of the bowstring and the cable of an archery bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Ady, Gideon S. Jolley
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8544180
    Abstract: An opacity changing peep sight device is disclosed wherein the peep sight comprises a photochromic substance sensitive to UV light. When there is plenty of available UV light, the peep sight becomes substantially opaque. When there is little available UV light, the peep sight becomes substantially translucent. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Stuart Minica
  • Patent number: 8469013
    Abstract: A compound archery bow comprises a riser, limbs, pulley members connected to the limbs, a draw cable, and a power cable. A first pulley member includes a draw cable journal, a power cable take-up mechanism, and coaxial axle segments extending from opposite sides of the pulley member. The effective lever arm of the power cable take-up mechanism decreases, during a latter portion of drawing the bow, from a distance that is greater than a radius of the axle segments to a minimum distance that is less than that radius. The first pulley member is further arranged so that, with the bow fully drawn, at least a portion of the power cable passes through at least a portion of a space between the first and second axle segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Extreme Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Obteshka, Craig T. Yehle
  • Patent number: 8453631
    Abstract: A crossbow includes an elongated frame coupled to a riser at a first end thereof. The riser supports a pair of flexible limbs, and a bowstring extends between such limbs. A movable bowstring release is used both to retract the bowstring into a drawn position, and to release the bowstring under the operation of a trigger assembly. The bowstring release is initially positioned near the bowstring at rest, and a bowstring hook is engaged therewith. A bowstring retractor includes a retractor rope secured to the bowstring release for retracting the bowstring. An upper housing is secured to the second end of the elongated frame, and supports a rope spool used to wind the retractor rope. The bowstring release is retracted into the upper housing proximate a trigger assembly for selectively releasing the bowstring when a user pulls a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc
    Inventors: David H. Kronengold, Allen C. Rasor, Kevin Hansen
  • Patent number: 8453632
    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: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Immesberger, Lisa Collins
  • Patent number: 8448633
    Abstract: A bow string vibration and noise damper includes an aperture and a body portion. The string vibration and noise damper is configured to be mounted on the bowstring. In this way, a closed loop is created by inserting at least a portion of the body portion through the aperture. The closed loop encircles a portion of the bowstring thereby attaching the string vibration and noise damper to the bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20130098344
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for automatically activating and/or controlling one or more accessory devices for an archery apparatus, including circuitry for automatically activating and/or controlling one or more electrical or electronic accessory devices in response to, for example, the bow string of the archery apparatus being drawn. The electrical or electronic accessory devices can include a sight light, a stabilizing light, a spot light, a video recorder, a photographic camera, an audio enhancement pickup, a fishing reel, a range finder, sights, a lighted quiver, and a game call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Edward J. MORRIS, II
  • Patent number: 8425820
    Abstract: A riser for an archery bow is formed from a fibrous composite material, the matrix of which may be a high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, a very high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, or a combination thereof. The riser may incorporate a spine formed from a different polymer or composite than the rest of the riser, or from metal. A method for producing a riser for an archery bow includes the steps of introducing a polymeric composite into a mold from a first end of said mold to facilitate a particular orientation of components of said polymeric composite, molding the polymeric composite to produce a billet that approximates a net shape of the riser, and then machining the billet to the final shape of the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Gordon Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Pilpel
  • Patent number: 8402960
    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: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 8387600
    Abstract: An improved archery bow press used to relieve tension in the bow string of a compound archery bow so that maintenance and repair of the bow string and its components may be safely and easily accomplished. A threaded rod is mounted adjacent and parallel to an elongate beam allowing brackets slidable along the beam to be positioned at differing spacings therebetween. The threaded rod is turned by a crank perpendicularly extending from the threaded rod. Limb engaging arms are hinged to the slidable brackets. Link members are pivotably retained to the limb engaging arms and the link members are retainable to a telescoping part of a screw jack which is retained to the beam. At least one of the link members includes a pin support bracket along its length. The pin support bracket supports a tapered pin extending laterally from the pin support bracket over a bow placed in the bow press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Edward Horn
  • Patent number: 8376882
    Abstract: A device for allowing a crossbow to be released from a drawn position without damaging the crossbow. The device may comprise an elongated member having a substantially cylindrical shape that can be positioned on the upper surface of the barrel of a crossbow. The device may comprise a notched end shaped to receive the bowstring of the crossbow and allows the device to be projected by the bowstring upon actuation of the crossbow's trigger lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Shaffer, Richard W. Gardner, Richard J. Bednar
  • Patent number: 8371283
    Abstract: An archery bow includes a cable guard and an optional cable guide that holds a cable of the bow away from a plane in which a bowstring of the bow moves. The cable guard can define a bore, through which the cable is positioned, extending generally parallel to the bowstring when the bowstring is in an undrawn state. The cable guard bore can include a rounded opening to minimize abrasion to the cable. The cable guide can include a ceramic element having a rounded surface to minimize abrasion to the cable. The ceramic element can be included in an immovable or stationary cable guide, as well as an alternative cable guide including moving components, to engage and hold the cable away from the bowstring, while minimizing abrasion and/or friction on the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Nathaniel E. Grace, Louis Grace, Jr., Kyle B. Stokes
  • Patent number: 8307816
    Abstract: A compound archery bow includes a bow handle having at least one limb and a pulley rotatably mounted on the limb. A cable system includes a bowstring cable extending from the pulley and spaced from the handle for movement away from and toward the handle to propel an arrow, and at least one power cable extending from the pulley to control rotation of the pulley as a function of draw of the bowstring cable. A cable slide rod extends from the handle adjacent to the cable system. A cable slide is engaged with the power cable and slidable on the cable slide rod to hold the power cable away from the bowstring cable as the bowstring cable is drawn and released. The cable slide rod is non-linear, and preferably includes an end portion spaced from the handle that is curved toward the bowstring cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Rex F. Darlington
  • Patent number: 8281777
    Abstract: An archery peep sight is disclosed that combines integrally a bowstring dampener and a peep sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Accuracy In Motion Outdoors LLC
    Inventors: Jon C. Bach, Richard S. Chomik
  • Patent number: 8272374
    Abstract: A noise reducing bowstring suppression device consisting of an individual length of pliable material supported between dual support members mounted on a bow, a bowstring on the bow contacting the pliable material when the bow is shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Gary L Cooper
  • Patent number: 8240299
    Abstract: A crossbow includes an elongated frame coupled to a riser at a first end thereof. The riser supports a pair of flexible limbs, and a bowstring extends between such limbs. A movable bowstring release is used both to retract the bowstring into a drawn position, and to release the bowstring under the operation of a trigger assembly. The bowstring release is initially positioned near the bowstring at rest, and a bowstring hook is engaged therewith. A bowstring retractor includes a retractor rope secured to the bowstring release for retracting the bowstring. An upper housing is secured to the second end of the elongated frame, and supports a rope spool used to wind the retractor rope. The bowstring release is retracted into the upper housing proximate a trigger assembly for selectively releasing the bowstring when a user pulls a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Kronengold, Allen C. Rasor, Kevin Hansen
  • Patent number: 8225779
    Abstract: A cable guard eliminator for a compound bow comprising a first limb and a second limb and having a bowstring and at least one cable strung between first and second connecting elements respectively mounted near outer ends of the first and second limbs. The cable guard eliminator comprises a first portion from which the cable extends to the first connecting element, a second portion from which the cable extends to the second connecting element, and, an intermediate portion defining a deflection area between the first end and the second end. The deflection area has a length in a direction generally parallel to the cable at least as long as a range of motion of the cable, such that at least some portion of the deflection area remains aligned with an arrow path throughout drawing and release of the bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: EVCO Technology & Development Company Ltd.
    Inventor: John D. Evans
  • Patent number: 8205607
    Abstract: A compound archery bow includes a handle having projecting limbs, and first and second pulleys mounted on the limbs for rotation around respective axes. First and second cable anchors are disposed on the base adjacent to respective ends of a cable groove. A bow cable arrangement includes a bowstring cable extending from a bowstring anchor on the first pulley around a bowstring let-out groove and then toward the second pulley. A first cable extends from the first anchor on the first pulley through a portion of the cable groove on the first pulley and then toward the second pulley. A second cable extends from the second anchor toward the second pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Darton, Inc.
    Inventor: Rex F. Darlington