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Publication numberUS3304555 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1967
Filing dateOct 22, 1964
Priority dateOct 22, 1964
Publication numberUS 3304555 A, US 3304555A, US-A-3304555, US3304555 A, US3304555A
InventorsOtto L Anderson, Marvin L Naylor
Original AssigneeOtto L Anderson, Marvin L Naylor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal arm guard for bow and arrow hunters
US 3304555 A
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United States Patent 3,304,555 METAL ARM GUARD FOR BOW AND ARROW HUNTERS Otto L. Anderson, 354 South 11th East, and Marvin L. Naylor, Box 42, both of Springville, Utah 84663 Filed Oct. 22, 1964, Ser. No. 405,715 6 Claims. (Cl. 216) This invention relates generally to archery and more particularly to a protective device or cage for use with a bow and arrow to protect the arm from injury by the recoil of the string.

In the use of the bow and arrow, the bow is bent by the retraction of the string and the recoil imparted to the string projects the arrow. The string is pulled backward toward the shoulder close to the arm of the user and when released often strikes the arm causing a stinging sensation and often injuring the arm. It is a principal object of the present invention to provide a device or cage for protecting the arm against such stinging and injury.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device or cage that -is readily secured to the arm of the user of a bow and arrow in position to absorb the shocks caused by the recoil of the string of the bow.

Still another object is to provide a device or cage of this kind that is simple in construction, economical to manufacture and lends itself to mass production.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of a fragment of a bow and arrow supported by an arm and drawn to operative position with a device or cage embodying the invention applied to the arm of the user.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the device or cage made in accordance with the invention shown in FIG. 1, showing the attaching straps in open position, on an enlarged scale.

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is an end view as seen from the line 4-4 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the device or cage of FIG. 1 showing a modified means for attaching to the arm of the user.

Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1, there is illustrated a device or cage embodying the invention secured in operative position on the arm of the user of a bow and arrow unit, which device or cage is indicated generally at 12.

The bow and arrow unit includes an ordinary bow 14 formed of wood or other suitable material adapted to be bent by pulling on a string 16 fastened to the ends of the bow in the usual manner. The arrow is of ordinary construction including an elongated slender stem 18 with a point 20 at the front end thereof and with a feather 22 at the rear end thereof. In use, the bow midway its ends is grasped by the fingers of the hand of the user and the string is stretched rearwardly drawing the arrow toward the shoulder, the string and arrow being closely spaced from the arm during this operation. When the string is released, the recoil of the string projects the arrow toward the target. In accordance with the present invention, the protective device or cage 12 is mounted on the arm 10 of the user in the path of recoil movement of the string 16. This device or cage 12 consists of an elongated closed looped frame 24 of round wire of light stock, tapering from one end to the other, thereby providing a narrow rounded end 26 and a wider rounded end 28. A length of similar wire 30 connects the centers of the narrow and wide ends of the frame, being welded thereto. The wire 30 is slightly longer than the distance between said ends so that it curves at both ends outwardly from the plane of the body of the frame thereby extending in a plane offset outwardly from the plane of the body of the frame 24. A pair of opposed loops or eyes 32, 32 is formed on the frame extending laterally of the frame adjacent each end thereof. The wire 30 tapers outwardly from the narrow end to the wider end so that it gradually extends further outwardly as it approaches a point slightly remote from the wider end. A leather strap section 34 with metal buckle 36 is fastened at one end to one loop 32 of each pair of loops at the ends of the frame, and a leather strap section 38 with spaced holes 40 therein is fastened at one end to the opposite loops of the pairs of loops.

In use, the device or cage 12 is positioned flatwise on the under side of the arm 10, from a point adjacent the fist of the user rearwardly and is fastened thereon by encircling the strap sections therearound and interlocking the tongues 42 of the buckles 36 in the holes 40, for fastening the device on the arm. The wide round end 28 is placed at the outer end of the arm so that the string engages the lower curved end of the wire 30 at the narrow end 26 and rides along the wire 30 out of reach of the arm of the user thereby protecting the arm against possible injury by the moving string.

In FIG. 5, a modified form of means for attaching the device or cage 12 on to the arm 10 is shown in the form of a pair of elastic bands 44, 44 each band being endless andnested to form a two-ply split band forming end loops 46 encircling the loops or eyes 32. The device or cage 12 can he slid longitudinally along the arm, the bands stretching to permit the operation.

It will be seen that we have provided a simple and effective device or cage for diverting the string during its recoil movement so that the arm is protected from stinging or injury. Furthermore, the case is silent and noiseless when the string strikes it and in addition it is odorless.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What we claim as new and desire States Letters Patent is:

1. A protective cage for use on the arm of a user of a bow and arrow unit, said cage comprising an elongated closed wire frame curved at both ends, a length of wire connecting the ends of the frame and extending in a plane offset outwardly of the plane of the body of the frame, and means for releasably fastening the frame to the arm of the user of the bow and arrow unit.

2. A protective cage for use on the arm of a user of a bow and arrow unit, said cage comprising an elongated closed wire frame curved at both ends, the body of the frame tapering from one end to the other, thereby providing a narrow rounded end and a wider rounded end, a length of wire connecting the centers of the ends of the body of the frame, said length of wire curving outwardly of the ends of the body of the frame and extending along the frame in a plane offset outwardly of the plane of the body of the frame, and means for releasably fastening the frame to the arm of the user of the bow and arrow unit.

3. A protective cage for use on the arm of a user of a bow and arrow unit, said cage comprising an elongated closed wire frame curved at both ends, the body of the to secure by United frame tapering from one end to the other thereby providing a narrow rounded end and a wider rounded end, a length of wire connecting the centers of the ends of the body of the frame, said length of Wire curving outwardly of the ends of the body of the frame and extending along the frame in a plane offset outwardly of the plane of the body of the frame, and a pair of opposed integral loops extending laterally of the frame adjacent each end thereof for mounting fastening elements for fastening the frame to the arm of the user of a bow and arrow unit.

4. A protective cage for use on the arm of a user of a bow and arrow unit, said cage comprising an elongated closed wire frame curved at both ends, the body of the frame tapering from one end to the other thereby providing a narrow rounded end and a wider rounded end, a length of wire connecting the centers of the ends of the body of the frame, said length of wire curving outwardly of the ends of the body of the frame and extending along the frame in a plane offset outwardly of the plane of the body of the frame, a pair of opposed integral loops extend-ing laterally of the frame adjacent each end thereof,

and strap sections having one end fastened to said loops, the other end of the strap sections having means for fastening said ends to each other.

5. A protective cage as defined in claim 3 wherein the fastening elements are elastic.

6. A protective cage as defined in claim 3 wherein the fastening elements are constituted by a pair of endless elastic bands nested to form two-ply split bands with end loops, the end loops being sleeved around the integral loops on the frame for fastening the frame to the arm of the user of a bow and arrow unit.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,002,192 10/1961 Brower 2--16 3,036,831 5/1962 Engan 2-16 X 3,117,786 1/1964 Anderson 2-16 X PATRICK D. LAWSON, Primary Examiner.

A. R. GUEST, Assistant Examiner.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3002192 *Jan 13, 1959Oct 3, 1961Stanley N BrowerArcher's arm guard
US3036831 *Aug 8, 1960May 29, 1962John EnganArm lock arrangement
US3117786 *Apr 17, 1962Jan 14, 1964Jack S AndersonWrist supporting device for bowlers
Referenced by
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US3703728 *Aug 27, 1971Nov 28, 1972Saunders Archery CoArm guard for archer
US4048674 *Jan 22, 1976Sep 20, 1977Chesnick John CArm guard for archers
US4373213 *Jan 16, 1981Feb 15, 1983Erlandson Roger SArchery arm guard
US5046191 *Aug 16, 1990Sep 10, 1991Serikow Victor MProtective clothing
US5274927 *May 4, 1993Jan 4, 1994Michigan Outdoor Products, Inc.Compass apparatus
US9393479 *Jul 30, 2014Jul 19, 2016Robert ParkArchery arm guard system
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/16, 124/23.1, D29/120.1
International ClassificationF41B5/16
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/12, F41B5/1473, A63B2244/04, A41D13/08
European ClassificationA63B71/12, A41D13/08, F41B5/14F16