Archery Bow Patents (Class 33/265)
  • Patent number: 10706629
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinate override in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (xR) applications are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, a first Head-Mounted Device (HMD) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the first HMD to: receive a position of a second HMD; and display an xR environment generated using the position of the second HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Anantha K. Boyapalle, Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Philip M. Seibert, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 10663257
    Abstract: A front bow sight may include a housing, one or more primary pins having sighting tips within an opening through the housing, and a drop pin extending below the housing and providing a long range sighting tip below the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua W. Dale
  • Patent number: 10514233
    Abstract: An LED light source capable of projecting a set graphic logo and a red dot sight thereof, comprising a point light source (1) and a peripheral light source (2) around the point light source (1), the peripheral light source (2) being discontinuous line light source. The LED light source capable of projecting the set graphic logo does not need a raster being matched with transmission to obtain an LED with luminous set graphic logo, so that the power consumption is reduced, system design is simplified, product functions are increased, and simplification of structure, convenience of operation and reduction of cost for red dot sight are facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Huanic Corporation
    Inventors: Jianhua Sun, Zhiqiang Hao
  • Patent number: 10443983
    Abstract: A sight apparatus with a micro-adjustment mechanism and macro-adjustment mechanism, to laterally move a scope head and/or sight pin. The sight apparatus may also include adjustment mechanisms for pivotally adjusting the sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Harold M. Hamm, Brian H. Hamm, Christopher A. Hamm
  • Patent number: 10408572
    Abstract: An illuminated bow sight comprises a level and an illumination source disposed on an archery bow. This level is disposed between a user and a source of light in a manner to allow light to strike the user's eye when the roll of the bow along a front-to-back axis is substantially at the rate desired by the user, i.e., has substantially no roll with respect to its desired orientation. More specifically, the invention relates to a level having a bubble being disposed between a light source and the user's eye. The medium of the level is substantially more opaque than the medium of the bubble, allowing substantially more light to pass through the level and to strike the user's eye when the bow has substantially no roll with respect to its desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Murray Matthews
  • Patent number: 10408565
    Abstract: In one example, an apparatus for mounting accessories on a rifle includes a base that is mountable to a rifle, an accessory mounting bracket that is L-shaped, the accessory mounting bracket comprising an accessory mounting leg and a depth positioning leg. The depth positioning leg may include a plurality of attachment features disposed along a length thereof that enable attaching the depth positioning leg to the base at a plurality of depth positions. The accessory mounting leg may include a slot for mounting a photographic device at any lateral position within a lateral positioning range (e.g., 3 inches). In some embodiments, the base is mountable to both the left side and the right side of the rifle and the accessory mounting bracket is attachable to the base (on either side of the rifle) at each depth position for any of four orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10410378
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device displays an impact location that shows where a projectile fired from a weapon will hit a target and displays a bullseye location that shows a desired location where to hit the target. The wearable electronic device indicates firing the weapon when the impact location overlaps with the bullseye location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10401118
    Abstract: A method provides a visual reference for establishing an archery sight setting for an archery sight employed when aiming a bow. The method includes receiving, with the touch screen display, a user-input identifying at least one feature of selected archery equipment, the selected archery equipment including the archery sight and the bow and establishing, by the processing device, the archery sight setting based at least in part on at least one feature identified by the user-input, the archery sight setting established to provide a desired level of accuracy for the selected archery equipment. The method also includes outputting, by the processing device, the archery sight setting for display in the touch screen display and employing the archery sight setting as a visual reference for adjusting the archery sight to locate at least one sight pin at a height to provide the desired level of accuracy for the selected archery equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Full Flight Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Robert V. Donahoe
  • Patent number: 10352417
    Abstract: A driving apparatus reduces degradation of driving performance and durability when a driven body is displaced using a lead screw. The lead screw has a lead groove that is formed over first and second members and has first and second surfaces that face to each other in a width direction. The lead screw is rotated by a driving source. A moving member engages with the lead groove, and moves parallel to the lead screw according to rotation of the lead screw. A driven body is displaced between first and second positions according to movement of the moving member. A first energization member energizes the moving member toward the second surface when the moving member passes across a first junction that occurs at a boundary between the first and second members in a stroke where the moving member contacts with a drive surface of the first surface to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10345072
    Abstract: Flexible string dampers can include resilient bodies configured to be inserted between strands of a bowstring or cable in archery equipment. The dampers can include openings or recesses in along their longitudinal or transverse axes to provide additional flexibility and vibration dampening. Accessories and inserts can be added to the bowstring by positioning them within the openings or recesses, and the accessories and inserts can be exchanged from the bowstring without removing the damper and without needing external equipment such as a bow press to reduce tension on the string or cable. A damper can also be used as a peep sight with a central opening configured to change in width in response to changes in tension in the strands holding it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hoyt Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: John Christopher Webster
  • Patent number: 10254081
    Abstract: A sight configured to properly align a weapon in the left and right direction and in the vertical direction with respect to a target without the need to separately range the target. In particular, once the shooter aligns indicia on the site with structure on the target the weapon is properly aligned and ready firing. Knowledge of the distance between the shooter and the target is not necessary to adjust for projectile drop. Related method of use and manufacture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron G. Lasco
  • Patent number: 10247516
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a range finder device with integrated aiming elements. These aiming elements can include, for instance, a view of a target or field of view including the target and a correction reticle. The range finder device can determine a distance to the target, which can be presented along with the aiming elements in an integrated fashion to, e.g., facilitate more accurate, more convenient, or improved aiming of a projectile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mickey McArthur Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10228218
    Abstract: A bow sight for recurve and compound bows includes a cylindrical housing, an exterior sight pin, and a rheostat cover to control the illumination of the sight pin. The sight pin is part of a ring pin assembly that mates with one end of the housing. An optical fiber is mounted on the external surface of the ring pin assembly and connected with the sight pin to illuminate the pin. The cover rotates about the housing and includes a portion that extends over the ring pin assembly to control the exposure of the optical fiber to ambient light to thereby control the intensity of illumination of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory E. Summers
  • Patent number: 10190851
    Abstract: A sight apparatus with a micro-adjustment mechanism and macro-adjustment mechanism, to laterally move a scope head and/or sight pin. The sight apparatus may also include adjustment mechanisms for pivotally adjusting the sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Harold M. Hamm, Brian H. Hamm, Christopher A. Hamm
  • Patent number: 10184757
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a positioning device for alignment of archery sights are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, an assembly for mounting a bow sight to a bow may be disclosed. The bow sight may project a fixed sighting mark and a laser sighting reticle that may be aligned to orient a bow. The assembly may include: a mount that may be operable to attach to a riser of the bow, a translational block coupled to the mount that may be operable to align the fixed sighting mark along a sighting line. The translational block may further include: a first translational element that may be operable to adjust a location of the fixed sighting mark along a first axis of translation. The assembly may further include a rotational block that may be operable to align the laser sighting reticle along the sighting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Austin W. Ahlgren, Christopher G. Perra, Jonathan E. Reberry, Brian F. Ruff
  • Patent number: 10161719
    Abstract: Viewfinder for bow strings, aimed to be connected to a bow string such that a user may look through it and obtain a precise shot, which comprises an elongated body with a through-hole defined between a front side and a rear side, wherein the hole further comprises a first sector, a second sector and a third sector, designed to prevent the reflections produced inside the hole by the light beams hitting it from the exterior from propagating to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: IACTUM 2011, S.L., VITALARCHERY, S.L.
    Inventors: Jorge Burgaleta Sanchez, David Asin Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10156425
    Abstract: A sighting device for a bow which attaches to a release mechanism being used with said bow. The sighting device includes a sighting assembly, a positioning-and-orienting arm with multiple degrees of freedom, and a mounting clamp. The sighting assembly includes an annular plate, a sight eyepiece, and a support arm. The sight eyepiece is oriented normal to the annular plate and is positioned within a lateral boundary that is defined as an extension of an inner wall of the annular plate. The support arm is swivelably and adjacently connected to the annular plate and holds the sight eyepiece in place. A first end of the positioning-and-orienting arm is adjacently attached to the annular plate and a second of the positioning-and-orienting arm is attached to the mounting clamp. The mounting clamp is attached to the release mechanism, thus positioning the sighting assembly directly in front of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: John Franklin Finley
  • Patent number: 10151562
    Abstract: An archery sight with a sight line that is capable of movement on an arced path along a radius that approximates the distance between an archer's eyeball and the sight. The arc is the part of the radius that includes the portion needed to position the sight accurately to compensate for an arrow's trajectory from the shortest to longest range that the bow is capable of. This results in a sight line that always aligns perfectly with an archer's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony Hollars
  • Patent number: 10088276
    Abstract: A programmable adjustment archery sighting device provides motorized adjustment through a series of programmable sighting settings. The device includes a pair of spaced mounting apertures extending into an elongated mounting bracket for fixedly coupling the mounting bracket to a bow. A position of a sight coupled to the mounting bracket is adjustable. A vertical adjustment mechanism adjusts a position of the sight and includes a first vertical adjustment control. A vertical adjustment motor is coupled to the mounting bracket and operationally coupled to the vertical adjustment mechanism. A housing is configured for being positioned on the bow spaced from the mounting bracket and accessible to fingers on a hand grasping a grip of the bow. The first vertical adjustment control is positioned on the housing and operationally coupled to the vertical adjustment motor to adjust the vertical position of the sight by manipulation of the first vertical adjustment control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jeramie John Lohan
  • Patent number: 10030936
    Abstract: A sight for a weapon such as a bow, crossbow or firearm is described. The sight includes different vertical indicators that are activated by separate switches on the weapon. The shooter intuitively knows which switch is associated with a greater distance, and the corresponding switch illuminates a range site to adjust for that distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: John Brasseur
  • Patent number: 10024630
    Abstract: A bow mount for a bow. A mount bracket is rigidly attached to a mount attachment side. A lateral adjustment piece is slidingly attached to the mount bracket. A position locking mechanism rigidly holds the lateral adjustment piece in a desired position. A device attachment rail is connected to the lateral adjustment piece. A device is connected to the device attachment rail. The device attachment rail does not extend beyond the planar surface of the bow's line of sight side. This allows for the archer to have a line of sight unobstructed by the bow mount. In a preferred embodiment the bow is a compound bow, the device attachment rail is a Picatanny rail and the attached device is a red dot sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Ken W. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9921033
    Abstract: A sight, especially a peep sight for bows or firearms, having two parts of contrasting colors including a first housing part or a first color and a second insert part of a second, contrasting color/tone, received within a bore formed through the first housing part. The insert can have one of a plurality of selectable aperture widths depending upon the lighting conditions and use desired and may be permanently press fit into the housing or, alternately, threaded into the housing so that the peep includes an insert having contrasting color/tone with the housing to thereby create concentric rings of different colors around the peep hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Karl Nathan Johnson
  • Patent number: 9885542
    Abstract: A sight configured to properly align a weapon in the left and right direction and in the vertical direction with respect to a target without the need to separately range the target. In particular, once the shooter aligns indicia on the site with structure on the target the weapon is properly aligned and ready firing. Knowledge of the distance between the shooter and the target is not necessary to adjust for projectile drop. Related method of use and manufacture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Aaron G. Lasco
  • Patent number: 9869528
    Abstract: A micro-pointer system coupled to a primary pointer system on a target or hunting sight. The primary pointer system includes a primary pointer attached to the micro-pointer system to provide an indication of an elevation setting. The micro-pointer system employs a micro-adjust mechanism that simultaneously displaces a micro-pointer and a primary pointer in an accurate and repeatable manner in relation to respective scales on the body of the sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Pellett, Fred H. Hunt, Matthew Haas
  • Patent number: 9854781
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a threaded gear assembly and a hand-held applicator for cleaning a teat of a milk-producing animal. In an embodiment, a threaded gear is provided which comprises a disk-shaped member having a perimeter and a plurality of radiating teeth circumferentially arranged and integrated with the perimeter of the disk-shaped member, the plurality of radiating teeth being configured to impart torque. The threaded gear includes a bore hole in a center of the disk-shaped member, the bore hole including internal threading along a surface within the bore hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ALPHA TECHNOLOGY U.S.A. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Dole, Larry Bilskie
  • Patent number: 9797685
    Abstract: A sighting device for a bow which attaches to a release mechanism being used with said bow. The sighting device includes a sighting assembly, a positioning-and-orienting arm with multiple degrees of freedom, and a mounting clamp. The sighting assembly includes an annular plate, a sight eyepiece, and a telescoping support arm. The sight eyepiece is oriented normal to the annular plate and is positioned within a lateral boundary that is defined as an extension of an inner wall of the annular plate. The telescoping support arm is swivelably and adjacently connected to the annular plate and holds the sight eyepiece in place. A first end of the positioning-and-orienting arm is adjacently attached to the annular plate and a second of the positioning-and-orienting arm is attached to the mounting clamp. The mounting clamp is attached to the release mechanism, thus positioning the sighting assembly directly in front of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: John Franklin Finley
  • Patent number: 9772165
    Abstract: A dual bow sighting apparatus includes a mounting member configured for attachment to the archery bow. An upper sight assembly is coupled to an upper end of the mounting member at a predetermined vertical elevation, the upper sight assembly having an upper frame section and a pendulum sight pivotally coupled to the upper frame section. A lower sight assembly is coupled to a lower end of the mounting member and positioned at a vertically adjustable elevation relative to the upper sighting assembly, the lower sight assembly having a lower frame section and a vertical sight pin extending upwardly from the lower frame section. An elevation adjustment assembly is coupled to the mounting member and having a linkage in communication with the lower sight assembly such that actuation of the linkage by a user changes a vertical distance between the upper and lower sight assemblies, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Ernest Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 9677849
    Abstract: A multiple laser sight system for an archery bow or the like configured so that the multiple laser systems can be calibrated together and having features such that the user can use one laser system during the day and one laser system during the light. The laser sight is further configured to not interfere with the optional use of conventional sighting pins and the use of evening infrared systems, like the prior art use of night vision goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Jay Morrison
  • Patent number: 9638492
    Abstract: An electronically illuminated open sight for handguns and rifles utilizes one or more light-emitting diodes to illuminate fiber optic rods held within rid compartments within a plurality of sight posts, including a front sight post and a rear sight post. Each fiber optic rod is viewable through a rod viewing port in the rear surface of each housing, making the illuminated fiber optic rods viewable only to the user of the handgun or rifle. The LEDs are housed within a sight body or control housing and fiber optic cables are run from the LEDs to the fiber optic rods in order to transfer light from the LEDs to the fiber optic rods within the sight posts. The LEDs can be switched on or off by a power switch, and a potentiometer controls the intensity of the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Rene Henry Jones
  • Patent number: 9587912
    Abstract: A bow sight with at least one sight pin mounted to a frame assembly. At least one optical fiber is attached to the sight pin. The optical fiber is exposed to gather ambient light and to transmit light to a sight point located within the frame assembly. The eye alignment assembly includes an optical structure mounted to the frame assembly including a sight point of an optical fiber located near a proximal end of the optical structure and a lens with alignment indicia located at a distal end of the optical structure. An adjustment system permits the optical structure to be reoriented relative to the frame assembly. The eye alignment assembly provides an indication of orientation of the shooter relative to the bow in at least two degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FeraDyne Outdoors LLC
    Inventors: Larry Pulkrabek, Jay Engstrom, Aaron Pellett, Matthew Haas
  • Patent number: 9518803
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include archery bow sights which incorporate pin adjustment mechanisms which can be set to automatically arrange sight pins in appropriate proportional spacing for various target ranges based on the spacing of two initial points. In certain embodiments, a first pin on an archery bow sight is calibrated at a first reference distance to define a first reference point on the sight. The bow and sight is then used at a second reference distance to determine and align a second reference point for a second sight pin. As aligned, the mechanism controls one or more additional sight pins to correspond with additional reference distances. In certain embodiments illustrated herein, the pin adjustment mechanism arranges pins within a vertically aligned orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Wassmer, David Eugene Hahn, Josh Sidebottom
  • Patent number: 9482488
    Abstract: An illuminable reticle supporting multiple optical fibers includes an electroformed foil or wire reticle segment providing a primary aiming mark; a first optical fiber having a first end, the first optical fiber being adhered to and overlaying a lower portion of the segment to provide a first illuminable aiming point along the primary aiming mark when the first optical fiber emits light from its first end; and a second optical fiber having a second end, the second optical fiber being adhered to and overlaying a lower portion of the first optical fiber to provide a second illuminable aiming point parallel with and below the first illuminable aiming point when the second optical fiber emits light from its second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Moyle
  • Patent number: 9448037
    Abstract: An aiming sight for devices that shoot projectiles having a housing with an interior. A sight element is positioned within the interior by means of adjustment threads. The adjustment threads pass through channels in the sides of the front sight element so that the front sight element is movable along the adjustment threads from the bottom to the top of the housing. The sight element has a sighting aperture through which a specific target point, intended for penetration by an arrow, is visible. The sighting aperture may be constructed as a front sighting aperture of a front aiming sight to align visually with a rear sighting aperture of a rear aiming sight. When aiming, the specific target point is viewed in the voids of the front sighting aperture and the rear sighting aperture without obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen P Murphy, Alex F Farris, III
  • Patent number: 9448036
    Abstract: Provided are devices for determining the correct aiming point of a low velocity projectile and methods and systems for using the devices. For example, the devices can be attached to a bow and used to improve accuracy for hunting game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Samuels, Richard L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 9429393
    Abstract: An illumination device for a sight guard and pin for an archery bow, crossbow, or similar weapon or firearm includes at least one fiber optic or other optic element that carries light from an onboard artificial light source to an arc or to pinpoints positioned around the perimeter or circumference of the sight guard. The tip of a sight pin in the sight guard may also be illuminated by the optic element. Light emitted from the optic element is blocked from shining in the direction of the target, but remains visible from the perspective of the shooter. The illumination device enables the user to see the shape of the sight guard and the relative position of the sight pin in low light conditions where reflective tape, glowing materials, and other conventional devices would be difficult to use. Methods of using and activating the illuminated sight guard are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HOYT ARCHERY, INC.
    Inventors: Mary Graziano, Dominic Graziano
  • Patent number: 9383169
    Abstract: A bow mount for a bow. A mount bracket is rigidly attached to a mount attachment side. A lateral adjustment piece is slidingly attached to the mount bracket. A position locking mechanism rigidly holds the lateral adjustment piece in a desired position. A device attachment rail is connected to the lateral adjustment piece. A device is connected to the device attachment rail. The device attachment rail does not extend beyond the planar surface of the bow's line of sight side. This allows for the archer to have a line of sight unobstructed by the bow mount. In a preferred embodiment the bow is a compound bow, the device attachment rail is a Picatanny rail and the attached device is a red dot sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ken W. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9377272
    Abstract: A multiple laser sight system for an archery bow or the like configured so that the multiple laser systems can be calibrated together and having features such that the user can use one laser system during the day and one laser system during the light. The laser sight is further configured to not interfere with the optional use of conventional sighting pins and the use of evening infrared systems, like the prior art use of night vision goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Morrison
  • Patent number: 9328996
    Abstract: A sight for a projectile launching device, such as an archery bow, that enables a viewing line of sight which closely matches a portion of a curved projectile path of flight to attain an extended accuracy range. The sight includes a set of mirrors arranged periscopically and mounted to the launching device. For example, the sight can be provided integrally or through mounting to an archery bow in the location and manner of traditional aiming point pin sights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond A. Lia, Scott S. Stearns
  • Patent number: 9285188
    Abstract: A selective sight assembly for a sighting device associated with an archery bow or similar devices, has a frame portion defining a sight window and a sight portion connectable to the frame portion. The sight portion includes a sight pin connectable to the frame portion and a light conduit connected to the sight pin for movement therewith. The light conduit has a first light coupling end and a second light transmitting end that defines a sight point for view by a user. A plurality of light collectors are provided, with each light collector having a second light coupling end for selective optical coupling with the first light coupling end. Movement between the light conduit and the light collectors causes optical coupling between the first light coupling end and one of the second light coupling ends. The frame portion is rotatable about three mutually perpendicular axes to enable tuning of the selective sight assembly for a particular archery bow configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TruGlo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul LoRocco, John Estridge
  • Patent number: 9212866
    Abstract: The invention is an Optical Diffraction Alignment Lens, incorporating a symmetric planar-array of pin-hole apertures, installed in a split bowstring configuration replacing the conventional peep sight on a tuned compound bow with a front sight fiber optic pin, providing to the archer a virtual aperture through the fiber optic pin tip as a precise alignment and aiming system for the arrow flight path to target. The Optical Diffraction Alignment Lens, the center of which is positioned in the vertical plane centered on the arrow flight path and fixed relative to the arrow nock end, presents to the aiming eye of the archer, a well-defined virtual aperture image in the tip of the front fiber optic pin, as a centered point of alignment, that is centered by the archer in the line-of-sight which the archer aligns through the virtual aperture to the impact point on target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony R. Hakl
  • Patent number: 9175928
    Abstract: An archery sight includes an annular sight ring, one or more sight pins, and a set of two or more nested, annular, substantially concentric, visually contrasting areas on a rearward surface of the sight ring arranged substantially concentrically relative to the sight ring. One or more of the sight pins are visible through a central opening of an innermost annular colored area. With the bow held at full draw, the peep aperture and the central axis of the sight ring are substantially aligned along an intended sight line for the bow. Respective diameters of the peep aperture and the annular contrasting areas result, with an archer looking through the peep aperture along the intended sight line, in an observed image of a substantially circular border of at least one of the annular contrasting areas substantially coinciding with an observed image of the peep aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Cabe M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9163902
    Abstract: A sight module includes a mounting base for detachably mounting on a firearm, a sight unit including a sight housing upwardly extended from the mounting base, a reflex sight including a light unit supported by the sight housing for generating a sight reticle, and a foldable lens movably coupled at the sight housing and being actuated to move between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the foldable lens is folded at the sight housing. In the second position, the foldable lens is moved to outwardly extend from the sight housing, such that the sight reticle generated by the reflex sight is projected on the foldable lens in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NcSTAR.Inc.
    Inventors: Carson Cheng, Changan Tian
  • Patent number: 9141215
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured for inclusion in an arrow. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sensor configured to provide data concerning one or more flight characteristics of the arrow in flight and a communication link coupled to the sensor, the communication link configured to communicate the data to a device external to the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Full Flight Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Robert V. Donahoe
  • Patent number: 9134095
    Abstract: The invention provides a verticalness indicating apparatus for a bow in which the axial position of a pendulum member with respect to the housing in which the pendulum is mounted controls one or both of the color and intensity of light delivered via a light guide from the apparatus to one or more sight pins of a bow sight mounted on the bow. In this manner, the apparatus provides visual cues to the archer as to the vertical alignment of the bow contemporaneously with the archer's focus on the sight pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph D. Mills
  • Patent number: 9103631
    Abstract: An archery sight for a bow is provided. The sight provides at least one sight pin that is adjustable, such as a sliding pin adjustable in a vertical direction, and a plurality of fixed sight pins. The plurality of sight pins are repositionable such that they may either be placed in alignment with the adjustable sight pin or moved out of the way so as avoid obstructing an archer's target or vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Trophy Taker, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Evans
  • Patent number: 9103645
    Abstract: To provide a measuring instrument having improved usability and viewability. A measuring instrument includes a touch panel display unit that receives an external input performed by physical contact and has a display function. In the touch panel display unit, a plurality of operation icons that are used to perform a complicated input operation as well as a measurement result are displayed. It is possible to provide a measuring instrument that is superior in terms of the usability and viewability. For example, a measurement mode can be selected by selecting and touching one of the plurality of operation icons displayed in the touch panel display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hayashi, Yoshiaki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9097491
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanism for an archery sight is characterized by a unique elevation and tension adjustment assemblies which allow a user to quickly and easily set the sight for optimum performance. The mechanism includes an elevation bar having an elevation carriage connected therewith for sliding movement along the bar in a first direction. A windage carriage is connected with the elevation carriage for movement in a second direction, and a sight is connected with the windage carriage. The elevation bar includes a drive screw and the elevation carriage includes a uniquely configured nut releasably connected with the drive screw so that the elevation carriage can be quickly displaced relative to the elevation bar. Tension adjustment between the elevation carriage and the elevation bar is provided by a unique adjustable cam and gib assembly operable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory E. Summers, Daniel E. Ellgass
  • Patent number: 9062935
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure deal with an archery sight mounted or mountable on an archery bow. The sight incorporates an indicator or adjustment assembly to indicate or control the desired position of one or more additional sight pins based on sighted in positions of two base sight pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Adams, Jack Bowman, Jeffrey Alan Wassmer, David Eugene Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150082643
    Abstract: An adjustable mechanism for an archery sight is characterized by a unique elevation and tension adjustment assemblies which allow a user to quickly and easily set the sight for optimum performance. The mechanism includes an elevation bar having an elevation carriage connected therewith for sliding movement along the bar in a first direction. A windage carriage is connected with the elevation carriage for movement in a second direction, and a sight is connected with the windage carriage. The elevation bar includes a drive screw and the elevation carriage includes a uniquely configured nut releasably connected with the drive screw so that the elevation carriage can be quickly displaced relative to the elevation bar. Tension adjustment between the elevation carriage and the elevation bar is provided by a unique adjustable cam and gib assembly operable by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory E. Summers, Daniel E. Ellgass
  • Patent number: RE47036
    Abstract: An adjustable cable guard for archery bows includes a guard holder and a cable guard held by the guard holder to engage a cable of the bow to maintain the cable a predetermined distance from a drawstring of the bow. The guard holder includes a body having a clamping groove having a length axis and a bifurcating slit that extends from the clamping groove into the body of the holder, and the cable includes a tongue located to be matingly and slidingly received by the clamping groove. The position of the tongue within the clamping groove may be locked against movement by compressing the slit to bear surfaces of the clamping groove against surfaces of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Perfect Form Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Batdorf