Arrow, Dart, Or Shuttlecock; Part Thereof Patents (Class 473/578)
  • Patent number: 10393484
    Abstract: An arrow nock may have at least two distinct string guides each designed to receive a bowstring to fire an arrow from a bow. When the nock is connected to and aligned with the arrow, each distinct string guide may be designed, when receiving the bowstring, to rotate the arrow about its longitudinal axis with respect to the bow into one of a limited number of alignment orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout, Dean Mook
  • Patent number: 10234251
    Abstract: Provided is a universal nock system comprising a first axis defining an axial direction and radial directions perpendicular to the axial direction; a nock having, a first side having a bowstring reception surface having concave channels, a second side opposite the first side, an axial contact surface, and an exterior surface; an insert portion extending from the second side of the nock, elongated along the first axis, and adapted for insertion into an associated arrow body, the insert portion having, a first end, a second end opposite the first end having a centering feature of the second end, the centering feature of the second end having contact surfaces, and a middle portion located along the first axis of elongation between the first end and the second end, the middle portion having a centering feature of the middle portion, the centering feature of the middle portion having contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Ans, Dean Mook, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10234250
    Abstract: The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various dampening materials may provide for varying degrees of stiffness. The dampening effects of internal dampening materials decrease the initial deflection distance of the arrow and also serves to decrease the deflection with each oscillation. In addition, the dampening medium adopted in the present invention provides for an arrow having a selectable center of gravity location that has improved flight characteristics. Thus, the dampening materials adopted in the present invention provide for a selected location of center of gravity and a desired attenuation of oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corporation
    Inventor: Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 10203185
    Abstract: An arrow outsert preferably includes a base insert, a retention fastener and an outsert receiver. The base insert includes an elongated diameter and an end flange. The elongated diameter is inserted into an end of an arrow shaft. A plurality of circumferential slots are formed around the elongated diameter to receive a bonding substance. A threaded tap is formed in a flange end of the base insert to receive the retention fastener. The outsert receiver includes an elongated diameter and an outer tapered surface. An arrow shaft bore is formed in a tapered end of the outsert receiver to receive an outer perimeter of the arrow shaft. A fastener hole is formed in an end opposite the tapered end (tap end) to receive the retention fastener. An arrow point threaded tap is formed in the tap end of the outsert receiver to receive a thread rod of an arrow point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Randy Kitts
  • Patent number: 10145643
    Abstract: A composite tube for an archery bow limb or arrow shaft preferably includes a first fiber sheet with fibers parallel and substantially perpendicular to a lengthwise axis of the composite tube; a second fiber sheet with fibers parallel to the lengthwise axis; a third fiber sheet with fibers oriented substantially 45 degrees from the lengthwise axis; and fourth fiber sheet with fibers parallel and substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise axis. The first fiber sheet is wrapped around a mandrill; the second carbon fiber sheet is wrapped around the first fiber sheet; the third fiber sheet is wrapped around the second fiber sheet; and the fourth fiber sheet is wrapped around the third fiber sheet. The mandrill with the first, second, third and fourth fiber sheets is baked in an autoclave. The spacing between fibers in the first, second, third and fourth carbon fiber sheets may be the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 10145640
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of sports weapons. The crossbow comprises a bow with a bow string, a shoulder stock and a tubular stock which connects said bow and shoulder stock and has two diametrically arranged longitudinal helical grooves, the helical grooves in the stock are of through design, and the bow string is passed through the helical grooves, wherein the helical grooves have a length of not less than the value of the bow string tensioning motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Aleksei Mossudovich Rassulov
  • Patent number: 10132595
    Abstract: A crossbow sighter is used to align the sight used on a crossbow to the axis of the groove on the crossbow. In this manner, the cross bow bolt will strike close to, or at, the location sighted by the sight. The crossbow sighter fits into the groove and has a body with a length that extends past the bow string when the bow string is in its fully relaxed position. The bow string rests against the body and applies cross-axial pressure to the crossbow sighter and helps retain it in the groove while aligning the crossbow sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Larry E. Moore
  • Patent number: 10119796
    Abstract: An arrow nock may have at least two distinct string guides each designed to receive a bowstring to fire an arrow from a bow. When the nock is connected to and aligned with the arrow, each distinct string guide may be designed, when receiving the bowstring, to rotate the arrow about its longitudinal axis with respect to the bow into one of a limited number of alignment orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout, Dean Mook
  • Patent number: 10107603
    Abstract: An arrow nock and nock receiver assembly may include a nock and a nock receiver. The nock and nock receiver may attain relative longitudinal alignment by the engagement of a lip to a groove portion. The nock and nock receiver may attain relative longitudinal alignment by the engagement of a nock contact surface with a nock receiver contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Mook, Gregory S. Ans
  • Patent number: 10030948
    Abstract: An arrow nock may have three or more string guide impressions that are designed to receive a portion of a bowstring to fire an arrow. Each string guide impression may be defined by two circumferentially spaced walls separated by a floor. The walls and floors may be curvilinear in shape. The walls may have sides and a peak that are curvilinear. The walls may have widths that narrow toward the peak. The walls may have a radial length that is at least one fourth of the nock outside diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout, Dean Mook
  • Patent number: 9982975
    Abstract: An arrow shaft having a reinforced nock end includes an arrow shaft and a carbon fiber tube retained in a nock end of the arrow shaft. An end of the carbon fiber tube may be flush with the nock end of the arrow shaft or be inserted to a depth to provide clearance for a shaft of an arrow nock. The carbon fiber tube is secured to an inside perimeter of the arrow shaft with any suitable bonding substance. A length of the carbon fiber tube is at least 1.5 inches long, but no longer than 45% of a length of an arrow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 9829291
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an exterior surface having single or multiple outside diameters and formed with an axial bore having multiple interior diameters. In a preferred embodiment, the exterior surface of the arrow shaft has an increased external diameter at the nock end and tapers to a smaller external diameter at the tip end. The axial bore has an internal diameter at the nock end corresponding to standard arrows having external diameters of 0.295 inches and tapers to a smaller internal diameter at the tip end. Modifying the length, diameter, and wall thickness of the arrow shaft varies the stiffness of the arrow shaft along the length and shifts the center of gravity along the length of the arrow shaft and as well. Utilizing standard internal diameters, nock and tips may be attached without spacers or inserts, thereby decreasing weight of the arrow significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corporation
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9759513
    Abstract: An alignment tool may be used with an arrow and a nock. The alignment tool may include a tool body, a connection member, and an opening. The alignment tool and nock may be rotatable with respect to the arrow when the nock is connected to the arrow and the connection member is connected to the nock to align the nock with respect to the arrow by aligning the opening in the tool with an arrow vane with the vane visible through the opening in the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout, Dean Mook
  • Patent number: 9644927
    Abstract: The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various dampening materials may provide for varying degrees of stiffness. The dampening effects of internal dampening materials decrease the initial deflection distance of the arrow and also serves to decrease the deflection with each oscillation. In addition, the dampening medium adopted in the present invention provides for an arrow having a selectable center of gravity location that has improved flight characteristics. Thus, the dampening materials adopted in the present invention provide for a selected location of center of gravity and a desired attnuation of oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ALDILA GOLF CORP.
    Inventor: Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9557147
    Abstract: An adaptor for mounting arrowheads to arrow shafts is disclosed. Example embodiments include a collar assembly portion that engages the outer surface of a hollow arrow shaft, and an adaptor with an inner centerpin attachment portion that engages the inner surface of the hollow arrow shaft. Other embodiments may include single-piece adaptors configured to receive the end of a hollow arrow shaft, and adaptors with arrowhead receiving portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Brent Hahn
  • Patent number: 9470486
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a nock device that may be used on an arrow. A top portion a nock device can comprise one or more pairs of string guide impression on its top surface, where the respective one or more pairs of string guide impressions may be symmetrically arranged on the top surface, with respect to each other. A first pair of string guide impression can be disposed along a first bisecting line on the top surface, and, if present, a second pair of string guide impressions can be disposed along a second bisecting line on the top surface. The respective one or more pairs of string guide impression can be configured to receive a bowstring, where the first pair may receive the bowstring in a first orientation, and the second pair, if present, may receive the bowstring in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Bednar, Michael J. Shaffer, Jacob A. Hout
  • Patent number: 9441927
    Abstract: A field point for a double walled arrow shaft preferably includes a target point formed on one end and a weight reduction cavity formed in an opposing end thereof. The double walled arrow shaft includes an outer tube and an inner tube. An outer tube diameter is formed in substantially a middle of the field point to receive an inner diameter of an outer tube of the double walled arrow shaft. An end of the inner tube diameter is formed adjacent the first shaft diameter and between an end of the outer tube diameter and the opposing end of the field point to receive an inner diameter of an inner tube of the double walled arrow shaft. An end of the outer tube diameter is terminated with an outer undercut. An end of the outer tube is chamfered or tapered to be received by the outer undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: 9441925
    Abstract: A lobed projectile includes a shaft having a leading end and a trailing end, a point positioned at the leading end, a number of circumferentially spaced apart vanes positioned on the shaft between the leading end and the trailing end, and a nock positioned at the trailing end. The nock includes a body portion attached to the shaft, wherein the body portion has a central axis, and the nock includes a lobe on the outer surface of the body portion which extends radially away from the central axis. The nock may be used to avoid dry fires of a crossbow by controlling an anti-dry fire mechanism and by securing a bowstring to the nock of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: EASTON TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Teddy D. Palomaki, Chad R. Peterson, Kenny R. Giles
  • Patent number: 9410775
    Abstract: A self-centering nock is provided for use in a well-balanced nock-arrow or nock-bolt assembly. The self-centering nock includes compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms that are substantially rotationally symmetric about a cross section normal to a main axis of the self-centering nock. The compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms may be received in bolts that have bores of differing internal dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventor: William E. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9404720
    Abstract: A self-centering nock is provided for use in a well-balanced nock-arrow or nock-bolt assembly. The self-centering nock includes compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms that are substantially rotationally symmetric about a cross section normal to a main axis of the self-centering nock. The compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms may be received in bolts that have bores of differing internal dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventor: William E. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9366509
    Abstract: The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various dampening materials may provide for varying degrees of stiffness. The dampening effects of internal dampening materials decrease the initial deflection distance of the arrow and also serves to decrease the deflection with each oscillation. In addition, the dampening medium adopted in the present invention provides for an arrow having a selectable center of gravity location that has improved flight characteristics. Thus, the dampening materials adopted in the present invention provide for a selected location of center of gravity and a desired attenuation of oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Gorp.
    Inventor: Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9329005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the Expandable Arrow Nock are comprised of a nock tip, expandable fins, an internal spring, a high tensile strength wire and a pass-through module. When the arrow is fired, the fins are in the stowed position and remain in the stowed position as the arrow travels up to the point where the arrow hits the target animal. At the point where the arrow hits the target animal, the deceleration of the arrow at that instant actuates the compressed internal spring that in turn force the fins into the deployed or open position. The deployed fins prevent the nock from travelling through the body of the animal. However, the shaft portion of the arrow detaches from the nock and pass-through module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Scott Meier, Eric Ryan Tabor
  • Patent number: 9319571
    Abstract: An arrow includes an arrowhead, a shaft, a nock, and an internal cavity. The internal cavity includes a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: James Alexander Eugene Lyren, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 9297621
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an increased external diameter of 0.380 inches. This arrow shaft is formed with an axial bore which has a first internal diameter throughout a substantial portion of the shaft length, and a second internal diameter throughout the fletching end of the arrow. By varying the first internal diameter and the second internal diameter standard nocks may be used without the need for any spacer or insert, standard points may be used without the need for any spacer or insert and the location of the center of gravity may be adjusted on the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corp.
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9297620
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an exterior surface having single or multiple outside diameters and formed with an axial bore having multiple interior diameters. In a preferred embodiment, the exterior surface of the arrow shaft has an increased external diameter at the nock end and tapers to a smaller external diameter at the tip end. The axial bore has an internal diameter at the nock end corresponding to standard arrows having external diameters of 0.295 inches and tapers to a smaller internal diameter at the tip end. Modifying the length, diameter, and wall thickness of the arrow shaft varies the stiffness of the arrow shaft along the length and shifts the center of gravity along the length of the arrow shaft and as well. Utilizing standard internal diameters, nock and tips may be attached without spacers or inserts, thereby decreasing weight of the arrow significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Aldila Golf Corp.
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9285195
    Abstract: A projectile, either a crossbow bolt or an arrow, having a compressible nock. The projectile has a shaft having a front end portion and a rear end portion, an arrow point positioned on the front end portion of the shaft, multiple vanes extending from the shaft between the front end portion and the rear end portion, and a nock at least partially extending from the rear end portion. The nock has a compressible end portion that is compressible toward the shaft to maintain the nock on a bowstring when the bolt is launched. In an example case, the rear end portion is flat at its rear surface and, when the bolt is launched from a crossbow, the bowstring deforms the compressible end portion of the nock to form a groove or notch in which the bowstring is seated while the bolt is launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: EASTON TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Teddy D. Palomaki, Kenny R. Giles
  • Patent number: 9279650
    Abstract: An arrow having a forward portion and an aft portion. The aft portion includes a necked down region having a diameter less than the diameter of the frontal portion. A cutter device includes one or more blades and is mountable along the necked down region of the aft portion. A tube having a plurality of vanes is disposed over the blades during arrow flight and is slidable rearward to allow the blades to deploy outward upon engagement of the vanes with a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Mackey, Jr., Joseph M. Camara
  • Patent number: 9194671
    Abstract: A carbon fiber sheet, an arrow shaft, and an arrow are disclosed. The arrow shaft and the arrow include a carbon fiber sheet to be formed by being wound. The carbon fiber sheet includes a plurality of carbon fiber sheet layers to be connected each other along a first direction to which the carbon fiber sheet is wound. At least one carbon fiber sheet layer of the plurality of carbon sheet layers is divided into five or more sections along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The five or more sections include three or more spine sections, and two or more overlapped sections which are formed between the spine sections to be overlapped with each other. The carbon fiber sheet includes a carbon fiber sheet layer that is used to manufacture the arrow shaft and the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Moon Jae Song
  • Patent number: 9194670
    Abstract: An apparatus disclosed to maximize damage from a projectile to a hunted animal. The apparatus, a hunting projectile, includes an outer shaft assembly comprising an outer shaft, fletches, and a plurality of retention fins extending outwardly radially from the outer shaft. The apparatus further includes an inner shaft assembly fitting slidably inside the outer shaft and comprising an inner shaft and a piercing tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Gendregske
  • Patent number: 9140527
    Abstract: A vibration damping nock for crossbow arrows includes an insert to absorb bow string slap, thereby to prevent damage to the nock during crossbow firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventors: William Edward Pedersen, Christopher Michael James, Jon Arthur Syverson
  • Patent number: 9121678
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed and pictured illustrate an indicator for determining if and/or where a projectile has struck a target. The illustrative embodiment pictured herein is specifically adapted for application to a shaft, such as a shaft of an arrow. The external surface of the indicator may be textured so as to retain a certain amount of liquid within the target upon striking the target. In one example, the indicator is configured for use with deer hunting such that the external texture of the indicator is configured to retain a specific amount of deer blood so that the hunter may determine, based on blood characteristics retained within the indicator, if and where the arrow to which the indicator is affixed struck the deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Barnett Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Kendall
  • Patent number: 9068804
    Abstract: Example nocks, arrowheads and/or arrowhead inserts include a tapered annular flange axially engaging a correspondingly tapered edge on a tubular arrow shaft. The tapered flange and edge help prevent the end of tubular arrow shaft from deforming radially outward when substantial axial force is applied to the nock, arrowhead and/or arrowhead insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20150141179
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an increased external diameter of 0.380 inches. This arrow shaft is formed with an axial bore which has a first internal diameter throughout a substantial portion of the shaft length, and a second internal diameter throughout the fletching end of the arrow. By varying the first internal diameter and the second internal diameter standard nocks may be used without the need for any spacer or insert, standard points may be used without the need for any spacer or insert and the location of the center of gravity may be adjusted on the arrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Publication number: 20150141180
    Abstract: The high straightness arrow made by the process in the present invention is designed to improve the straightness of the archery arrow. A chamber and a mandrel are made of dissimilar metals. The chamber includes walls creating an external housing and defining an internal airspace. Once the mandrel covered with carbon fiber is positioned through chamber, the mandrel ends are secured, forming an assembly, to straighten mandrel. When heated simultaneously, the different coefficients of thermal expansion of chamber and mandrel cause the chamber to expand more than the mandrel, creating a natural tension along mandrel resulting in a near perfectly straight shaft. As the assembly cools, the mandrel and chamber return to their original length, yet the shaft retains its straightened form. Thus this manufacturing process yields an arrow shaft that is straighter than shafts made of the same materials but with a traditional manufacturing technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ALDILA GOLF CORP.
    Inventor: MARTIN CONNOLLY
  • Publication number: 20150133245
    Abstract: A cylindrical carbon fiber arrow shaft formed with an exterior surface having single or multiple outside diameters and formed with an axial bore having multiple interior diameters. In a preferred embodiment, the exterior surface of the arrow shaft has an increased external diameter at the nock end and tapers to a smaller external diameter at the tip end. The axial bore has an internal diameter at the nock end corresponding to standard arrows having external diameters of 0.295 inches and tapers to a smaller internal diameter at the tip end. Modifying the length, diameter, and wall thickness of the arrow shaft varies the stiffness of the arrow shaft along the length and shifts the center of gravity along the length of the arrow shaft and as well. Utilizing standard internal diameters, nock and tips may be attached without spacers or inserts, thereby decreasing weight of the arrow significantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tod Boretto, Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 9030296
    Abstract: An animal tracking device for tracking an animal shot with an arrow. The animal tracking device may include an antenna, a controller, an accelerometer switch, a battery powering the controller and/or accelerometer switch, an animal attachment component, and a housing physically connecting components of the animal tracking device. The accelerometer switch may measure an amount of G force it experiences and send an interrupt signal to the controller when the amount of G force measured is at or greater than a threshold amount for a threshold amount of time, indicating that the arrow has been shot. The controller may send wireless signals to a receiver via the antenna in response to receiving the interrupt signal. The housing may be detachably attached to the arrow. The animal attachment component may attach to an animal shot by the arrow and force the housing away from the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Iron Mountain Products, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Steinman, Dennis Alan Falls
  • Patent number: 9028347
    Abstract: A self-centering nock is provided for use in a well-balanced nock-arrow or nock-bolt assembly. The self-centering nock includes compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms that are substantially rotationally symmetric about a cross section normal to a main axis of the self-centering nock. The compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms may be received in bolts that have bores of differing internal dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Out RAGE, LLC
    Inventor: William Edward Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9011281
    Abstract: A device and method introduces the use of conventional ammunitions to the archery/bow hunting industry. The device achieves stealthy delivery of firearm munitions and increases the firepower of standard arrows resulting in deeper penetration into a target. The device consists generally of a cylindrical housing threaded internally on one end for attachment to a firing pin. A cartridge is loaded into the housing until the flange on the cartridge casing abuts an interior shoulder. In an alternate embodiment, the interior of the housing further includes an annular retaining tab. The retaining tab separates the cartridge from the firing pin to prevent inadvertent discharge. A cap or nosecone may be included to further protect the device from accidental discharge of the cartridge and to provide aerodynamic advantages. The housing may further include a set of stabilizing vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Rac Em Bac, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Fred Pierce, Tony James Latiolais
  • Patent number: 9011280
    Abstract: The small diameter double cutter crossbow bolt of the present invention incorporates a midsection spacer having a plurality of blades, positioned mid-shaft of a small diameter shaft having a nock and a tip. The nock and midsection spacer has an outer diameter equal to the outer diameter of a standard bolt to ensure the centerline axis of the bolt is the same as a traditional crossbow bolt, allowing the use of the small diameter double cutter crossbow bolt in standard crossbow stocks and rails. In a preferred embodiment, midsection blade is formed with a lumen and is slid over the small diameter shaft. In an alternative preferred embodiment, the midsection spacer is a solid unit, joining two halves of a small diameter shaft. Thus, the small diameter double cutter crossbow bolt of the present invention provides a crossbow bolt capable of greater speeds, range, accuracy, kinetic energy, and lethality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: William Gartland
  • Patent number: 8991374
    Abstract: A rifle bow assembly is disclosed herein. The rifle bow assembly includes: an outer barrel slide subassembly having an elongate cavity, the outer barrel slide subassembly configured to be attached to a bow assembly; a projectile barrel subassembly having a first end and a second end, the projectile barrel subassembly configured to be slidingly received within the elongate cavity of the outer barrel slide subassembly, and the projectile barrel subassembly having a helical projectile passageway extending in a lengthwise direction thereof; a magazine subassembly coupled to the second end of the projectile barrel subassembly, and having attachment means for securing a projectile magazine thereto; and a release subassembly coupled to an end portion of the magazine subassembly, the release subassembly including at least one string release mechanism for releasably engaging a bow string of the bow assembly. A rifle bow, which incorporates the rifle bow assembly, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Emery Conkel
  • Patent number: 8992354
    Abstract: A kinetic energy enhancing penetrator assembly for use with an archery arrow comprises a weighted arrow insert and a resilient member. The weighted arrow insert includes a semi-cylindrical body and a base extending from the body for releasable engagement with a nock of the arrow. The weighted arrow insert additionally includes a tapered head for engagement with the resilient member. The weighted arrow insert includes a feature enabling passage of air thereby reducing compression of air entrapped within a bore of an arrow shaft and any resulting resistance. The resilient member includes a coil spring affixed to a rear end of the insert for buffering impact of the weighted arrow insert against an arrowhead of the arrow. In use, the penetrator assembly within an arrow applies a secondary burst of kinetic energy upon the arrowhead upon impact with a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Jason Chieppo
  • Publication number: 20150087450
    Abstract: A small diameter crossbow bolt includes a small diameter shaft having a leading end with an insert to receive a point. The trailing end of shaft has a nock and adjacent fletching. The insert receives a point, such as a target point, broad head, or other point known in the industry. A circumferential spacer is positioned along the shaft between the insert and nock and moved along the shaft as needed to locate the insert for a particular weight distribution, center of gravity positioning, or to separate the spacer from nock. The insert, nock, and spacer each have a diameter substantially equal to the diameter of a prior art bolt. When the diameters of the nock and spacer are equal to the diameter of a prior art bolt, the small diameter crossbow bolt of the present invention can be used interchangeably with prior art bolts without modification to the crossbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Aldila Golf Corp.
    Inventor: Tod Douglas Boretto
  • Publication number: 20150087451
    Abstract: A self-centering nock is provided for use in a well-balanced nock-arrow or nock-bolt assembly. The self-centering nock includes compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms that are substantially rotationally symmetric about a cross section normal to a main axis of the self-centering nock. The compliant projecting protrusions or compliant arms may be received in bolts that have bores of differing internal dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8974326
    Abstract: A hunting arrow for tracking target animals is disclosed and described. The arrow can include a chamber. The arrow may also include a transmitter housing that is installable into the chamber. A pair of bores extending through the transmitter housing and chamber may be configured and adapted for receiving a pair of shear pins. The shear pins may secure the housing in the chamber. The transmitter housing may comprise an animal engagement member, such as a hook. The transmitter housing is ejected from the chamber when the arrow strikes a target animal and the hook stops the forward momentum of the transmitter housing with sufficient force to shear the shear pins, thereby ejecting and embedding the transmitter housing in the hide of the animal. The transmitter within the housing may broadcast the location of the animal to the hunter to enable easy tracking of the animal, if wounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Pro-Tracker IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8968126
    Abstract: A dart is disclosed that may comprise an elongate dart body, a base, and a cap. The elongate dart body may have a first end, a second end, and an interior cavity, which can be a bore. The base may include a mount and a stem inserted into the interior bore of the dart body at the first end of the dart. The cap may be attached to the base and may have a flexible, substantially bulbous-shaped head portion and an interior post so that the head portion may be configured to deform upon an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Easebon Services Limited
    Inventor: Francis See Chong Chia
  • Publication number: 20150051029
    Abstract: An arrow shaft includes a straightness marking that indicates a position of straightness of an arrow shaft. Accordingly, a user can shoot in consideration of the error in the straightness, thereby facilitating the adjustment of a zero point and formation of a shot group, and also improving the flight stability of the arrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: JIN HEE SONG
  • Publication number: 20150051030
    Abstract: The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various dampening materials may provide for varying degrees of stiffness. The dampening effects of internal dampening materials decrease the initial deflection distance of the arrow and also serves to decrease the deflection with each oscillation. In addition, the dampening medium adopted in the present invention provides for an arrow having a selectable center of gravity location that has improved flight characteristics. Thus, the dampening materials adopted in the present invention provide for a selected location of center of gravity and a desired attenuation of oscillations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ALDILA GOLF CORP.
    Inventor: Martin Connolly
  • Patent number: 8952808
    Abstract: An animal tracking device removably attachable to an arrow and including an antenna, a controller, a battery for powering the controller, a housing for housing the antenna, controller, and battery, and an animal attachment component fixed to the housing. The controller may transmit wireless signals to a receiver via the antenna. The housing may have a first and second portion pivotally attached at a first joint. The first and second portions may also meet, but not attach with each other, at a second joint in a closed position. The first and second portions may pivot between the closed position and an open position about the first joint, may be naturally biased in the open position, and may be detachably attached in the closed position to the arrow shaft. The animal attachment component may attach to an animal shot by the arrow, forcing the housing away from the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Iron Mountain Products, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Steinman, Dennis Alan Falls
  • Patent number: 8951152
    Abstract: A improved nock bushing preferably includes a non-round body and a stop flange. The non-round body preferably has a square shape. A nock hole is formed through at least substantially all of a length of the non-round body to receive a projection from an arrow nock. A plurality of lightening openings are preferably formed through the non-round body. The stop flange extends from one end of the non-round body. A distance across the largest cross-section dimension of the non-round body is preferably greater than a diameter of a bushing hole in an arrow shaft. In use, the non-round body is inserted into a nock end of an arrow shaft, which flexes the nock end. The arrow shaft will want to return back to its original round shape and thus applies force to an outer surface of the non-round body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Dorge O. Huang
  • Patent number: RE46213
    Abstract: An arrow nock having a telescoping impeller and housing with resilient means for enhancing the acceleration of launch. In various embodiments, effective together or independently, the housing and impeller are configured and coupled to: create arrow rotation during launch; grip the bowstring during notching and release it during launch; and generate tracking signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Khosro B. Hajari