Penetrable Target With Replaceable Element Patents (Class 273/403)
  • Patent number: 11262170
    Abstract: The invention relates to dartboard games, where projectiles are thrown at a target. The face of the dartboard has a realistic, lifelike image of a game animal, and the higher scoring regions correlate to the kill zone of the game animal's anatomy. Lower scoring regions correlate to the rest of the body of the game animal, and penalty scoring regions may be present, scoring negative points. Players try to land their darts in certain scoring regions in order to score the most points, depending upon the rules of the game. Rules are provided for a 300 point and 21 point game. If the images are printed on the dartboard, the darts may be thrown or launched with an apparatus like a mini-bow or blow-gun. If the images are projected, the darts may be virtual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Dennis
  • Patent number: 11224215
    Abstract: An animal decoy comprising a coil spring, where the coil spring is shaped to resemble at least a portion of a body of an animal, and an exterior fabric layer over at least a portion of the coil spring. The compressible coil spring inside the body is configured to expand to press the material into a shape of an animal torso when released and can be compressed to a generally flat position. The coil spring extends from a solid front end of a decoy to a solid rear end of the decoy. The decoy also comprises removable antlers and tail. The decoy also comprises positionable ears that can be manipulated by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Flint Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Carroll J. Davis, Jerry McPherson
  • Patent number: 11079204
    Abstract: An integrated shooting management system includes a data acquisition apparatus, an mobile terminal, an intelligent target, and a server. The integrated shooting management system collects the target paper information in real time and automatically analyzes the shooting accuracy while managing the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HUNTERCRAFT LIMITED
    Inventors: Danyang Li, Ming Chen, Yayun Gong
  • Patent number: 10809041
    Abstract: A reactive firearm target configured to release a visible airborne signature upon a ballistic impact. The reactive firearm target includes a main body further comprising a main body upper opening and a main body lower opening. An upper target insert is inserted into the main body upper opening. A lower target insert is inserted into the main body lower opening. The ballistic impact of either the upper target insert the lower target insert causes the release of the visible airborne signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Ezra Luke Weigel
  • Patent number: 10520283
    Abstract: Honeycomb reusable rifle, pistol and shotgun target consists of a composite of three distinct materials for shooter convenience. A structural honeycomb kraft cardboard target provides a strong base support with a permanent stick adhesive backer for ease of target field use. Four sided die cut honeycomb perimeter boundary provides ample fastening surface for pin, staple or spring clip attachment to backer surface. A 12?×12? center raised honeycomb pad surface provides a smooth, flat but rigid surface for the vinyl preprinted target. Vinyl target surface is renewed with a peel & stick application of up five fresh vinyl targets for multiple range visits. Honeycomb target pad is the first reusable range target for use in all weather and temperature conditions. Honeycomb target pads holds up to hundreds of rounds of bullet impact offering exceptional durability and value for long term use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald C. Behnk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10240902
    Abstract: The Stackable Archery Target Having Replaceable Cube Cores includes a plurality of replaceable cube cores, one or more core receivers. and a base. The base is formed with one or more core receivers, which receive one of more replaceable cube core. The replaceable cube core provides a visual target display for archers to aim and shoot The base ensures that the cube cores are firmly held within the confines of the core receiver to prevent the replaceable cube core from shifting or moving under impact from the arrows. The replaceable cube core is formed as a cube having three (3) useable target surfaces. Each target surface provides a consistent penetration depth on each surface for predictable results, regardless of the face that is used for the target surface. When one face has been sufficiently used, the user rotates the cube to show a fresh target display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Schlangen
  • Patent number: 9651342
    Abstract: Anatomically correct archery targets. At least one arrangement includes at least one aiming aid configured to assist in desired arrow placement through the target when the arrow is shot from at least one predetermined elevation at a predetermined horizontal distance from the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: RAPTOR ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Brian L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9267279
    Abstract: A sheet (1), preferably for use in the building sector, and in particular, for sealing the shell of a building, comprising a planar sheet body (2) that has at least one elastic layer as a sealing layer (17) made of a material of such elasticity and such restoring force that, when the sealing layer (17) is penetrated by a fastener (4), the material of the sealing layer (17) surrounding the fastening means (4) encloses the fastener (4) and provides sealing in the region of the fastener (4). Alternatively, the sheet body contains a sealing material which, upon perforation of the sheet body, is able to automatically emerge or swell to an extent sufficient to close or seal the perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ewald Dörken AG
    Inventors: Joern Schroeer, Ronald Flaig
  • Patent number: 8991828
    Abstract: A dartboard includes a board frame and a plurality of target blocks coupled at the board frame. Each target block includes a block body, a predetermined amount of target materials, and a block panel. The block body has a material compartment and two openings aligning with the material compartment. The target materials are made of sisals and filled within the material compartment. The block panel is affixed to one of the openings of the block body to form a bottom panel of the respective block body so as to retain bottom of the target material within the material compartment of the block body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Te-Tsao Chen
  • Patent number: 8947108
    Abstract: A method for determining and retrieving positional information includes forming a grid by locating a plurality of first conductive elements on a surface and a plurality of second conductive elements on the surface. A second grid is coupled to the surface and electrically isolated from the grid. The surface is penetrated with a projectile and a first location of a first penetration of the surface is electronically determined based on a first change in a first electrical measurement. A plurality of third and fourth electrical measurements are performed in a second plurality of locations of the second grid and the location impact is electronically determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce Hodge
  • Patent number: 8910944
    Abstract: A shooting practice target that includes a roll with an elongated sheet having multiple images. The sheet is movable across a shooting zone formed in a frame. The sheet is movable across the shooting zone to position each of the images for use as a target. A back support may be positioned behind (away from the user) the sheet to support and position the images for viewing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Eugene Mason, III
  • Patent number: 8875613
    Abstract: A removable inspection panel for use with a projectile containment assembly in a shoot house or on a firing range where the firing of live ammunition is carried out is provided. The inspection panel is removably attached to a supporting structure between the supporting structure and a projectile containment assembly. The inspection panel is removable from the top of the supporting structure, for example, for periodic inspection of the condition of the inspection panel. Any detectable damage to the surface of the inspection panel facing the projectile containment assembly indicates immanent failure of the projectile containment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kerry O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8876114
    Abstract: The present invention is a three-dimensional archery target that simulates an animal and has multiple primary target zones disposed on a central body section. A front end section which includes a head and a rear end section which includes a tail are interchangeably mounted on the central body section. Similarly, front and rear leg sections are also interchangeably mounted on the central body section so that the central body section can be selectively reversed, thereby changing the orientation of the animal's front to back on the target. By reversing the target's orientation, the designated primary target zones can be changed on the central body section, thereby extending the useable life of the archery target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Dale A. Morrell
  • Publication number: 20140239595
    Abstract: A target apparatus comprises a plurality of cables and a rigid frame wherein each cable is attached to the rigid frame at least one end of the cable. The plurality of cables is attached to the frame in staggered orientation to one another, and each of the plurality of cables is interchangeable with any other cable of congruent dimension. The plurality of cables is attached to the frame in zigzag orientation to one another. The impact of bullets, mortars, and varying other ammunition rounds upon the plurality of cables is dampened in the loose hanging cables, thereby resulting in a less violent blow to the overall target apparatus. The target apparatus is capable of multiple uses before total destruction of the target apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BRISTOL ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: WENDELL L. MORGAN
  • Publication number: 20140203509
    Abstract: An archery target includes a clamping assembly having at least two conditions wherein a first condition applies compressing force to a target material and a second condition releases at least a portion of the compressing force from the target material such that arrow removal is easier. The clamping assembly allows the user of the target to readily change the clamping assembly between the two conditions. The clamping assembly may be manual, powered, or a combination of the two. The clamping assembly may include a mechanical lever, a winder, a crank, a hydraulic device, or a pneumatic device. The clamping compressing force may be applied from the top, bottom, or sides of the target material. In some configurations, a strap is disposed around the target material and is tightened and loosened to apply and release the compressing force from the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel N. Reed
  • Patent number: 8757627
    Abstract: 3-D target systems for target practice relating to three-dimensional objects having accuracy markers for internal organs and normally non-visible targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Cory W. Sedlacek
  • Patent number: 8757626
    Abstract: A target for use as an archery or firearm target constructed of a material which provides self-sealing as the target is being used to thereby make the target capable of repeated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Arrowmat, LLC
    Inventor: Blair Acker
  • Patent number: 8714554
    Abstract: A multi-purpose shooting target includes a target box with an inner space, a deceleration projectile stopping device and a double-faced target plate. A projectile collecting groove is disposed in the inner space at the lower side of the target box, and the double-faced target plate provides a combined blowgun/darts target plate. After a projectile pierces a target sheet, the momentum of the projectile is absorbed by the deceleration projectile stopping device. Finally, the projectile drops into the projectile collecting groove, providing highly efficient stopping and collecting of projectiles. A user can enjoy shooting safely, while avoiding risks associated with ricocheting projectiles. Since the face of the double-faced target plate can be changed quickly, it can be used as a shooting target structure for a toy gun, a blowgun target and a dartboard, allowing a shooting activity that is both safer, more diversified and amusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Viper Target Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Chu
  • Patent number: 8678393
    Abstract: An archery target includes a clamping assembly having at least two conditions wherein a first condition applies compressing force to a target material and a second condition releases at least a portion of the compressing force from the target material such that arrow removal is easier. The clamping assembly allows the user of the target to readily change the clamping assembly between the two conditions. The clamping assembly may be manual, powered, or a combination of the two. The clamping assembly may include a mechanical lever, a winder, a crank, a hydraulic device, or a pneumatic device. The clamping compressing force may be applied from the top, bottom, or sides of the target material. In some configurations, a strap is disposed around the target material and is tightened and loosened to apply and release the compressing force from the target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel N. Reed, Chris R. Fletcher, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130269193
    Abstract: A portable target comprising: (a) a complaint, energy-absorbing backer; (b) a target on a surface of said backer; and (c) a support mechanism for holding said surface of said backer in a vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: David J. Eckhart
  • Publication number: 20130270772
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an archery target. The archery target includes a main target body defining an aperture and a target insert configured to fit within the aperture. The target insert has a first target surface and a second target surface. The first target surface defines a first target zone and a second target zone. The second target surface defines a third target zone and a fourth target zone. The target insert is configured to be selectively repositionable by a user to allow any one of the first target zone, the second target zone, the third target zone and the fourth target zone to be positioned in a primary target area of the archery target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: James McGovern
  • Patent number: 8479464
    Abstract: The invention is a portable and modular shelter that are assembled and erected to serve as a background or expendable facade for range targets used in live ammunition target practice and combat exercises. The panels of the modular and portable shelter are ballistically designed to let rounds of ammunition pass through with as little damage to the panels as possible. Additionally, the panels do not cause the ballistic projectiles passing through to scatter, splashback, or ricochet. The modular and portable shelters have no lasting environmental impact if erected temporarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Leonard Holzworth
  • Patent number: 8382116
    Abstract: Presently disclosed is modular archery target with specialized components for stopping multiple arrow types. The target consists of a hollow outer shell, in round or polygon configuration, a plurality of interchangeable cores, and an optional rigid cap. In some embodiments, the interchangeable cores may comprise a compression core and a broadhead core. To maintain inner compression core location, elastic bands may be used to secure the rigid cap to the hollow outer shell. The compression core may be made of various loose materials contained in a bag. The broadhead core may be made of laminated or molded foam material. The outer shell may be comprised of molded of laminated foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: American Whitetail, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph R. Harris
  • Patent number: 8382117
    Abstract: Presently disclosed is a modular archery target with specialized components for stopping multiple arrow types. The target may consist of a hollow outer shell, in round or polygon configuration, a plurality of interchangeable cores, and an optional rigid cap. In some embodiments, the interchangeable cores may comprise a compression core and a broadhead core. To maintain inner compression core location, elastic bands may be used to secure the rigid cap to the hollow outer shell. The compression core may be made of various loose materials contained in a bag. The broadhead core may be made of laminated or molded foam material. The outer shell may be comprised of molded of laminated foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: American Whitetail, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph R. Harris
  • Patent number: 8376365
    Abstract: A target member which may be used in conjunction with sporting activities, such as archery, comprising a housing (20, 21) having an outer surface which forms a portion of a target during use, the outer surface having an aperture (18) therein. The target member also comprises a degradable component (22) which is positionable within said housing such that at least a portion of said second component is exposed by said aperture (18). The exposed portion of said degradable component (22) forms part of the target and the degradable component (22) is repositionable upon degradation of the exposed portion through use of the target so as to expose a further portion of said second component (22) by said aperture (18) for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Brett Walker
  • Patent number: 8333385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable archery target. The portable archery target includes a main target body having a geometric shape. The geometric shape has a first side and a second side. The first side has a first target zone, while the second side has a second target zone that is separate and distinct from the first target zone. At least one of the first target zone and the second target zone has a first three-dimensional animal-simulating indicia. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing a portable archery target. The method includes adding a resin into a mold cavity that defines a geometric shape of the portable archery target. The mold cavity has a first surface that defines a first target zone and a second surface that defines a second target zone. At least the first surface has a contour that provides a three-dimensional animal-simulating target. The method also includes closing the mold cavity to form a foam body and removing the foam body from the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: J & L Targets, Inc.
    Inventors: James McGovern, John R. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 8141878
    Abstract: The rolling target device includes a base and an upstanding target window frame disposed at one end of the base. The target window frame has an opening for displaying a printed target. The opposite end of the base includes a clamp for holding a roll of paper. A selective printing assembly is disposed in the base and operatively connected to a paper feeding assembly such that discreet portions of the paper web may be printed with a desired target design and fed through the target window to expose the target design at the cutout. The printing assembly includes interchangeable printing stamps of various designs that may be selectively attached to a printing platen. The paper roll may be paper towels or toilet paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marinus D. Kuyl
  • Publication number: 20120056380
    Abstract: The present invention is a three-dimensional archery target that simulates an animal and has multiple primary target zones disposed on a central body section. A front end section which includes a head and a rear end section which includes a tail are interchangeably mounted on the central body section. Similarly, front and rear leg sections are also interchangeably mounted on the central body section so that the central body section can be selectively reversed, thereby changing the orientation of the animal's front to back on the target. By reversing the target's orientation, the designated primary target zones can be changed on the central body section, thereby extending the useable life of the archery target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Dale A. Morrell
  • Publication number: 20110260405
    Abstract: A target for use as an archery or firearm target constructed of a material which provides self-sealing as the target is being used to thereby make the target capable of repeated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Arrowmat, LLC
    Inventor: Blair Acker
  • Patent number: 8007342
    Abstract: A foam sword having a sword blade made from a flexible, soft foam material having a blade-shaped, generally constant cross-section with a major dimension and a minor dimension is provided, having blade edges defined in a direction of the major dimension. The blade has first and second ends, and a longitudinally extending opening extends therethrough from the first end to the second end. The blade includes a reinforcing rod that extends partially therethrough from the first end to provide some rigidity and to which the sword handle is connected, and a plug closes the opening in the second end of the foam sword blade to present a sword-like appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys, Inc.
    Inventor: Io Lon Tong
  • Publication number: 20110169223
    Abstract: An archery target includes a clamping assembly having at least two conditions wherein a first condition applies compressing force to a target material and a second condition releases at least a portion of the compressing force from the target material such that arrow removal is easier. The clamping assembly allows the user of the target to readily change the clamping assembly between the two conditions. The clamping assembly may be manual, powered, or a combination of the two. The clamping assembly may include a mechanical lever, a winder, a crank, a hydraulic device, or a pneumatic device. The clamping compressing force may be applied from the top, bottom, or sides of the target material. In some configurations, a strap is disposed around the target material and is tightened and loosened to apply and release the compressing force from the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel N. Reed, Chris R. Fletcher, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110024986
    Abstract: A target member which may be used in conjunction with sporting activities, such as archery, comprising a housing (20, 21) having an outer surface which forms a portion of a target during use, the outer surface having an aperture (18) therein. The target member also comprises a degradable component (22) which is positionable within said housing such that at least a portion of said second component is exposed by said aperture (18). The exposed portion of said degradable component (22) forms part of the target and the degradable component (22) is repositionable upon degradation of the exposed portion through use of the target so as to expose a further portion of said second component (22) by said aperture (18) for further use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Brett Walker
  • Patent number: 7827728
    Abstract: The invention provides animal decoys and animal decoy kits comprising a body portion and a support member. The support member is made up of a sleeve with a top end and a bottom end, wherein the top end of the support member is positioned within the body portion of the decoy. The decoy can also include a carrying aperture, having an interior surface, and a reinforcement member positioned to cover at least a portion of the interior surface of the carrying aperture. The body portion of the decoy can further contain textural ridges and a carrying strap, which passes through the carrying aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald A. Spafford, Mel G. Stankewicz
  • Patent number: 7814700
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for attracting predetermined species of animals based on fractal geometry and the animal's own color perception. The device includes a planar object having at least two opposed faces and a shape unique to the fractal dimension of the predetermined animal species which the device is designed to attract. A light emitting surface is disposed on at least one face of the planar object. The surface is covered with light generating elements adapted to emit a light color based on color perception of the predetermined specific species, which color wavelength and brilliance is unnatural in normal surroundings relative to that species' own color perception. Finally, a mechanism is provided for mounting the object and enabling oscillatory-like movement in the object about an axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Peter K. H. Groth
  • Patent number: 7784794
    Abstract: A frame structure holds a paper roll in the top part and releasable spring loaded pressure bars hold the roll and the leading edge of the paper stretched taut across the frame for shooting arrows through the paper and release to allow feeding a hole-free portion of paper from the roll. Once the paper is fed, springs pull the pressure bars together to apply pressure to the top of the paper roll and the leading edge of the paper on the opposite side of the frame so that the paper is held tight. An arrow may be shot through the tight paper to determine the trueness of flight. If the arrow flies true, the tear of the fletching is evenly spaced around the hole of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Wesley Gary Sitton
  • Patent number: 7744090
    Abstract: A three dimensional, animal-shaped archery target molded of polyurethane foam in two members consisting of a body member and a head member. The body member having a cavity therein for containing a replaceable target insert retained in place by a replaceable, sliding foam panel conforming externally to the shape of the animal located on one or both sides of the target insert thereby fully concealing the insert. A repairable clay core insert or various replaceable target inserts may be used including foam or packed cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Nettle
  • Patent number: 7712743
    Abstract: A three-dimensional reactionary turkey target includes a target stand shaped to represent the body of a turkey and a reactionary head and neck target that is shaped to represent the vital region of a turkey's head and neck. The head and neck target connects to the target stand, which is held in position via a support means. The target allows youth, novice, and experienced turkey hunters to assess the pattern of a turkey gun, gauge the shooter's accuracy, determine the efficacy of ammunition, and practice with a life-like target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas John Miller
  • Patent number: 7658664
    Abstract: A foam sword having a sword blade made from a flexible, soft foam material is provided. The blade includes a reinforcing rod that extends partially therethrough to provide some rigidity and to which the sword handle and hilt guard are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Buzz Bee Toys, Inc.
    Inventor: Io Lon Tong
  • Publication number: 20090134581
    Abstract: An archery target configured to absorb an impact of an associated arrow. The target having a stand having a top side and a bottom side and the bottom side including a support structure for supporting the archery target on an associated surface. The top side including a target rest shaped to receive a portion of an outer perimeter of a cylindrical target portion in shaped engagement. The target portion having a front side and a back side which extend between the outer perimeter and define a target depth and including a central core extending between front and back sides of the target. The core defining a target axis coaxial with the outer perimeter and the target portion further including at least one general planar sheet having side edges defining a sheet width that is generally equal to the target depth and a sheet surface between the side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Joe G. Box
  • Publication number: 20090026708
    Abstract: A frame structure holds a paper roll in the top part and releasable spring loaded pressure bars hold the roll and the leading edge of the paper stretched taut across the frame for shooting arrows through the paper and release to allow feeding a hole-free portion of paper from the roll. Once the paper is fed, springs pull the pressure bars together to apply pressure to the top of the paper roll and the leading edge of the paper on the opposite side of the frame so that the paper is held tight. An arrow may be shot through the tight paper to determine the trueness of flight. If the arrow flies true, the tear of the fletching is evenly spaced around the hole of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Wesley Gary Sitton
  • Patent number: 7475880
    Abstract: A target suitable for target practice or receiving warning shots which includes a bullet stopping plate with a bullet trapping panel. The plate includes a side wall designed to confine bullets fired at an angle. The bullet trapping panel includes a cut-out region with bevelled edges for receiving a replaceable section in the high impact area of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Bosik
  • Patent number: 7455298
    Abstract: A three dimensional, animal-shaped archery target molded of polyurethane foam in two members consisting of a body member and a head member. The body member having a cavity therein for containing a replaceable target insert retained in place by a replaceable, sliding foam panel conforming externally to the shape of the animal located on one or both sides of the target insert thereby fully concealing the insert. A repairable clay core insert or various replaceable target inserts may be used including foam or packed cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Nettle
  • Patent number: 7434810
    Abstract: A portable air gun range is provided to allow individuals to use in virtually any open space. The air gun range has a support frame, a central vertical pole, a curtain to be hung over the support frame behind the central vertical pole, and a target box removably attached to the central vertical pole. A plurality of bars are detachably connected together to construct the support frame with a rectangular profile. The central vertical pole is detachably connected to substantially the centers of a top side and a bottom side of the support frame. The curtain is made of high-density ballistic material and removably attached to the support frame, so as to vertically extend between the support frame and the central vertical pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventors: Dennis DeMille, Greg Kantorovich
  • Patent number: 7419163
    Abstract: A dartboard cover for covering a dartboard in an aesthetically pleasing manner wherein the dartboard cover includes a frame having a central aperture and a graphic panel removably mountable in the central aperture. A rib extends from a rear surface of the frame and is removably engagable with an upper edge of the dartboard to removably mount the dartboard cover to the dartboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: DMI Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Hartwig, Gary D. Giegerich
  • Patent number: 7374173
    Abstract: A target apparatus includes a first rod having a first end and a second rod having a second end. The target apparatus further includes a tubular target receiver non-rotatably coupled to the first rod and the second rod. The first end and the second end are received within the tubular target receiver. A tubular target dispenser is coupled to the first rod and the second rod. A target is sized to be coupled between the tubular target receiver and the tubular target dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Randy Nasuti
  • Patent number: 7350785
    Abstract: Improved targets suitable for cutting with an edged weapon are disclosed. In an embodiment the target is a prism made of polyethylene foam with a hole for receiving a peg and an external indicia alerting the practitioner of the depth of the hole and, thereby, what portion of the target may be cut without risk of cutting the peg. In an embodiment the target is comprises a polyethylene foam tube or rod with the exterior cylindrical wall covered by a sheath of material, such as paper, that prevents the foam from bending and thereby increases the rigidity of the target. An improved peg for receiving and positively, but removably, engaging a foam target is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: George C. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20080073850
    Abstract: Disclosed is a target block of the dartboard, wherein said target blocks are assembled in the dartboard frame of the circle target blocks with different shapes, which can be replaced individually; the said interior target materials of the target blocks are made of sisals or similar materials. Through the formation mechanism, a predetermined amount of target materials (sisals) are disposed in the bottom of mounting seat applied with the adhesive in advance to joint the sisals and mounting seat as a whole. The target blocks put in the dartboard frame of the target blocks are in the centric circles and the same fan-shaped radial strip, which has two different colors at intervals to distinguish the blocks from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Te-Tsao Chen
  • Patent number: 7293777
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are improved targets suitable for cutting with an edged weapon. In an embodiment the target may be a traditional straw mat target held together by a hydraulic binder composition. In yet other embodiments, the target may be made of multiple layers of synthetic materials to give different properties. One embodiment is a target with an inner portion and an outer portion. The outer portion may be selected from a material that gives the appropriate initial cutting properties while the inner portion provides a cutting resistance. In addition, shaped targets having multiple differing cutting surfaces are disclosed, as is a method for creating a target to simulate a predefined sequence of cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: George C. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7222860
    Abstract: An archery target having a first and a second elongated support plate extending parallel to one another between a respective first and second plate ends. Each of the support plate having a support-plate length, inner surfaces facing one another and outer surfaces opposed to the inner surfaces. Each plate further including a strap opening. The target further including a plurality of elongated foam sheets extending parallel to one another to form a foam laminate having side surfaces parallel to the sheets and end surfaces transverse to the sheets. The side surfaces each facing one of the inner surfaces of the support plates and defining a foam laminate length that is shorter than the support-plate length. The foam laminate further including a front surface extending between the plates having an arrow receiving zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventors: Joe Box, Michael James Galloway
  • Patent number: 7204489
    Abstract: This invention is a new-type, full-scale, tank-target silhouette for use in tank gunnery practice with the main gun of a tank. The new target employs lightweight sheet material that is corrugated in the manner of an accordion-door (or pleated) configuration to produce a self-supporting, rigid target silhouette which can be raised and lowered, and which can sustain multiple hits without collapsing. The corrugation configuration, when clamped along the bottom edge of the ridges and grooves, provides the necessary rigidity for the target to stand upright without other vertical structural members which could be hit and destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: George Wilson Rohrbaugh