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Publication numberUS3407799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 29, 1968
Filing dateAug 26, 1965
Priority dateAug 26, 1965
Publication numberUS 3407799 A, US 3407799A, US-A-3407799, US3407799 A, US3407799A
InventorsBennett Kathleen I
Original AssigneeReynolds Prec Products Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Archery bow and handgrip alignment apparatus therefor
US 3407799 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 29, 1968 R. J. REYNOLDS 3,407,799

ARCHERY BOW AND HANDGRIP ALIGNMENT APPARATUS THEREFOR Filed Aug. 26, 1965 INVENTOR. ROBERT J. REYNOLDS ATTORNEY United States Patent I 3,407,799 ARCHERY BOW AND HANDGRIP ALIGNMENT APPARATUS THEREFOR Robert J. Reynolds, Montgomery County, Ohio; Kathleen I. Bennett, executrix of the estate of said Robert J. Reynolds, deceased, assignor to Reynolds Precision Products Co., Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Filed Aug. 26, 1965, Ser. No. 482,825 2 Claims. (Cl. 124-24) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An archery bow which includes a handgrip member which is attached to the bow so that the handgrip member and the bow are relatively movable about a plurality of axes. The bow is thus always properly aligned with respect to an arrow to be shot thereby.

Background of the invention An archery bow has a string which is stretched taut from one end thereof to the other end thereof. The bow has a small surface known as an arrow rest surface which extends toward and away from the bow string substantially normal thereto. This relationship between the arrow rest surface and the bow string should also exist during use of the bow. In other words, when the bow string is drawn and an arrow is in position to be shot from the bow, the arrow should be normal to the transverse and longitudinal axes of the bow.

In the shooting of an arrow by the use of an archery bow, one hand of the archer engages the bow; the archers other hand draws the bow string and retains the arrow.

It has been found that in drawing the bow string, the archers hand which is in engagement with the bow may apply pressure to the bow in such a manner or at such an angle that the bow turns or rotatively moves so that the longitudinal and/ or transverse axes of the bow are not normal to the arrow as the arrow extends toward a target. When the bow is so rotatively positioned with respect to the arrow when the arrow is aimed at a target, the bow deflects the arrow as the arrow is released toward its target. Of course, such deflection of the arrow as it begins its flight is objectionable.

An object of this invention is to provide an archery bow which includes means for maintaining the bow in the proper angular relationship with respect to an arrow while the bow string is drawn for shooting the arrow.

Another object of this invention is to provide means for attachment to an archery bow for maintaining the bow in proper angular relationship with respect to an arrow as the bow string is drawn for shooting the arrow.

Other objects and advantages reside in the construction of parts, the combination thereof, the method of manufacture, and the mode of operation, as will become more apparent from the following description.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an archery bow provided with alignment apparatus of this invention.

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective exploded view showing a portion of an archery bow and alignment apparatus of this invention.

FIGURE 3 is a longitudinal fragmentary sectional view, drawn on substantially the same scale as FIGURE 2, of an archery bow and alignment apparatus of this invention.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially on line 44 of FIGURE 3.

FIGURE 5 is a side elevational view, drawn on a greatly reduced scale, of an archery bow and alignment apparatus of this invention. This view shows the bow with an arrow in position for shooting from the bow, the bow being maintained in proper angular relationship with respect to the arrow, even though the angle of pressure of the archers hand upon the bow urges the bow to an improper angular position with respect to the arrow.

FIGURE 6 is a transverse sectional view drawn of substantially the same scale as FIGURE 5. This view shows the bow with an arrow in position to be shot from the how, the bow being maintained in proper angular relationship with respect to the arrow while the bow string is drawn for shooting an arrow, even though the angle of pressure of the archers hand upon the bow urges the bow to an improper angular position with respect to the arrow.

FIGURE 7 is a sectional view similar to FIGURE 6. This view shows the bow maintained in proper angular relationship with respect to the arrow even though the angle of pressure of the archers hand upon the bow urges the bow to another improper angular position with respect to the arrow.

Referring to the drawing in detail, FIGURE 1 shows an archery bow 16 having a bow string 18. The bow has an arrow rest surface 19. The bow 16 has a grip portion or hand engagement portion 20, illustrated in FIGURES 2 and 3 as being arcuate in form. However, the handgrip portion 20 of the bow 16 may be any suitable shape or configuration.

A stud or bolt 22 extends through a bore 24 in the grip portion 20. A recess 25 is in communication with the bore 24. As shown in FIGURES 3 and 4, the stud 22 is threaded into a stem 28 as the stud 22 and the stem 28 are within the bore 24. Thus, the stem 28 and the stud 22 are firmly atached to the hand engagement portion 20. The stem 28 has a head 30 which has a generally spherical configuration. The head 30 is within the recess 25.

A handgrip member or hand engagement member 38 has a connector portion 39 which is disposed within the recess 25. The head 30 of the stem 28 is disposed and retained within a socket 41, shown in FIGURE 2, of the connector portion 39 of the hand engagement member 38. Therefore, a ball and socket type of joint is formed between the stem 28 and the hand engagement member 38. Thus, the hand engagement member 38 is retainedby the stem 28 and is angularly movable with respect to the stem 28. Thus, the hand engagement member 38 is angularly movable with respect to the bow 16.

The hand engagement member or grip member 38 may be any suitable shape. However, herein the hand engagement member or grip member 38 is shown as being similar in shape to the hand engagement portion 20 of the bow 16.

FIGURES 5, 6, and 7 for shooting by the bow 16.

Due to the fact that the hand engagement member 38 is angularly movable with respect to the stem 28, the hand engagement member 38 is angularly movable about a plurality of axes with respect to the bow 16.

The hand engagement member 38 is angularly movable with respect to the longitudinal axis of the bow 16, as illustrated in FIGURE 5. FIGURE 5 illustrates by force arrows 50 and 52 the application of an archers hand pressure at improper angles upon the hand engagement member 38. Force arrow 50 illustrates downward pressure upon the hand engagement member 38 and force arrow 52 illustrates upward pressure upon the hand engagement member 38. Such angular force in either direction would tend to rotate the bow 16 about a transverse axis. However, the hand engagement member 38 rotatively moves with respect to the bow 16 as the bow string 18 is drawn so that the bow 16 maintains proper angular relationship with respect to the arrow 40.

show an arrow 40 positioned The hand engagement member 38 is angularly movable about the longitudinal axis of the bow 16, as illustrated in FIGURES 6 and 7. FIGURES 6 and 7 illustrate by force arrows 60 and 62, respectively, hand pressure of an archer urging rotation of the bow 16 about a longitudinal axis. However, the hand engagement member 38 rotatively moves with respect to the bow 16 so that as the bow string 18 is drawn, the how 16 remains in proper angular relationship with respect to the arrow 40.

Therefore, regardless of the angle at which the archers hand engages the hand engagement member 38 and applies pressure thereto, the bow 16 assumes a proper angular relationship with respect to the arroW 40 so that the arrow 40 when released for shooting is not deflected by the bow 16.

Although the preferred embodiment of the device has 'been described, it will be understood that within the purview of this invention various changes may be made in the form, details, proportion and arrangement of parts, the combination thereof and mode of operation, which generally stated consist in a device capable of carrying out the objects set forth, as disclosed and defined in the appended claims.

The invention having thus been described, the following is claimed:

1. The combination:

an archery bow having a hand engagement portion,

a stem member attached to the archery bow at the hand engagement portion, the longitudinal axis of the stem member being in substantially transverse relationship to the longitudinal axis of the bow and having an arcuate head portion,

a hand engagement member provided with an arcuate socket, the hand engagement member being spaced slightly from the hand engagement portion of the bow,

the head portion of the stem member being disposed within the arcuate socket of the hand engagement member so that the head portion of the stem member and the hand engagement member are relatively movable about a multiplicity of angles, the archery bow thus being relatively movable about a multiplicity of angles with respect to the hand engagement member.

2. In combination:

an archery bow provided with a handgrip portion having a bore therethrough, there being a recess in communication with the bore,

a stud extending into the bore from one end thereof,

a stem extending into the bore at the opposite end thereof, the stem being attached to the stud Within the bore, the stem and the stud thus being attached to the archery how,

the stem having a substantially spherical head portion within the recess,

a handgrip member provided with a connection portion disposed within the recess and spaced from the hand grip portion, the connection portion having a socket,

the spherical head portion of the stem being disposed within the socket so that the stem and the connection portion of the hand grip member are relatively angularly movable, the hand grip member and the archery bow thus being relatively angularly movable.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner. W. R. BROWNE, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification124/88, 124/23.1, 123/47.00R
International ClassificationF41B5/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41B5/00
European ClassificationF41B5/00