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Publication numberUS3590489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1971
Filing dateAug 26, 1968
Priority dateAug 26, 1968
Publication numberUS 3590489 A, US 3590489A, US-A-3590489, US3590489 A, US3590489A
InventorsSaunders Charles A
Original AssigneeSaunders Charles A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Archery bow sighting device
US 3590489 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

United States Patent Inventor Charles A. Saunders Box 102, Columbus, Nebr. 68601 755,257

Aug. 26, 1968 July 6, 1971 Appl. No. Filed Patented ARCHERY BOW SIGHTING DEVICE 5 Claims, 7 Drawing Figs.

U.S. Cl 33/46 A Int. Cl F41g 1/00, F4 lb 5/00 Field of Search 3 3/46.4; 124/23, 24; 248/205 A [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,163,937 1/1965 Reynolds 33/46 2,767,472 10/1956 Kocur 33/46 3,013,336 12/1961 Pennington 33/46 2,831,647 4/1958 Mackay 248/205 3,300,164 1/1967 Welles 248/205 Primary Examiner- Leonard Forman Assistant Examiner-Steven L. Stephan Attorney-Kegan, Kegan & Berkman ABSTRACT: A multiple bow sight, each sight being independently adjustable for both elevation and lateral deflection corrections, and improved nonmarring attachment band means and quick detach and reconnection means securing the sight to the archery bow.

ARCHERY BOW SIGIITlING DEVICE This invention relates to an archery bow sight and, more particularly, to a multiple sight adapted to be mounted on a bow to improve accuracy and precision in shooting arrows. It is a principal feature of the invention that it includes means facilitating attachment of the sight to the bow, without the use of screws or other bow-marring mechanical expedients.

Various types of sighting devices for bows have been proposed to effect improvement in securement means, in shooting speed and accuracy, and to facilitate rapid and accurate sighting of the bow at different target ranges. However, none of the prior art devices has proven entirely satisfactory for the purposes intended. For example, in fastening the sight to the bow screws are ordinarily used. These screws not only detract from appearance, but also mar and may even damage the bow. From a functional standpoint, in prior art assemblies adjustment of one of the sights of a multiple sight to a desired range has inherently resulted in fixing the position of each of the other sights relative to the first. Moreover, the modes of adjustment have been unduly complex, time consuming, and burdensome. Each prior art physical embodiment has one or more undesirable or objectionable features, and no complete ly satisfactory multiple bow sight or bow sight securement means has heretofore been produced. It is, therefore, the aim of the present invention to provide an effective solution for the problem of fabricating a useful and highly effective multiple archery sight and improved simple yet highly effective means by which the sight may be readily attached to a bow.

It is a principal object of this invention to provide an improved technique for attachment ofa bow sight to a bow.

Another object of this invention to provide a multiple bow sight which will ensure both effective range adjustment and lateral deflection or veerage compensation, and in which the archer may conveniently preset the ranges to his preferred values.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide a multiple bow sight in which settings for both elevation and lateral compensation are quickly and conveniently achieved, and in which the settings are secured and stable.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a multiple sight in which the sight beads are color-coded for rapid recognition and correlation with given ranges.

It is a feature of the present invention that the multiple bow sights may be conveniently and readily attached to any stan dard bow, and may be easily removed, without the use of any tools.

Other and further objects, advantages, and features of the invention will become apparent from a reading of the following specification considered in conjunction with the drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view showing the sighting device of the invention secured in place;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged, fragmentary elevational view showing the multiple sight of the invention mounted on a bow near the handle region thereof;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view of a portion of FIG. I and illustrating a mode of attachment of the multiple sight to the bow;

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of FIG. 2 and showing the manner of attachment and mounting of an adjustable sighting assembly on a supporting slide rod ofthe multiple bow sight;

. FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially on the line 6-6 of FIG. 2 and showing the adhesively bonded, contour-conformable mounting band of the invention; and

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially on the line 7-7 of FIG. 2.

The aims and objects of the invention are accomplished by providing in a multiple sight for archery use a plurality of sights, each sight being independently shiftable vertically and independently adjustable laterally, and simplified means by which the multiple sight is fastened to a supporting bow.

Referring now to the drawing, for purposes of disclosure, the multiple bow sight is shown embodied as a unitary assembly 10 (FIG. 4) including a slide bar or slide block track 14, which in the preferred embodiment illustrated, is an elongated bar upon which is slidably mounted a plurality of slide blocks 18, each block in turn supporting a sighting assembly 20, and each assembly including a sighting bead 24. The slide bar 14 is secured to the bow in a manner clearly shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 and described more fully hereinafter.

Each of the slide blocks 18 is of the: same construction and, accordingly, only one need be described. The block is preferably fabricated of a plastic composition such as a polyvinyl polymer and is formed with an axially extending through opening of a cross-sectional configuration conforming to the cross-sectional configuration of the slide bar 14, outwardly opening being sized to frictionally engage the longitudinally extending sidewalls 36 of the slide bar but permitting forced vertical displacement of the slide block linearly along the bar 14. In the preferred embodiment of the invention described, and as illustrated in FIG. 5, the slide bar 14 is of a hexagonal cross section. Any preferred cross-sectional configuration may be used, it being necessary only to select a noncircular rcross section so that rotation of the slide block 18 or arcuate fshifting of the block 18 through a horizontal plane is precluded. Elevational adjustment of the slide block 18 longitudinally along the slide bar 14 effects the required range setting of the sighting assembly 20 carried thereby.

The lateral positioning of the sighting beads 24 is accom plished in a manner to be described with reference to FIGS. 2, 3 and 5. The slide block 18 is integrally formed with a pair of vertically disposed parallelly aligned legs or tabs 40, the tabs being provided with in-line, laterally extending screwthreaded openings in which an adjustment screw 46 is threadedly received. At its end 48 the screw 46 supports a sighting bead 24 connected to the screw end through an L- shaped pin 50, as best seen in FIG. 5.

In the preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated, each of the sight beads 24 is ofa different color for ready correlation with a predetermined range. Lateral adjustment for desired setting of the beads 24 is achieved through the simple expedient of turning the adjustment screw 46 either to bring the bead inwardly toward or outwardly away from the slide block 18. The sizing of the threaded opening in the slide block 18 through which the screw 46 extends is such that the screw is frictionally firmly retained in any preset position.

The method of attaching the multiple sight assembly 10 to the invention to the bow 30 is described below with reference to FIGS. 47. Opposed ends of the slide bar 14 are slidably received in axially extending recesses or sockets formed in a pair of mounting blocks 60 and 62, the sockets being sized to seat therewith and frictionally to secure the ends of the bar 14. Each of the blocks 60 and 62 is also formed to include an open-ended slot 68 and 70, each slot receiving and frictionally retaining ends 74 and 76 of cooperating clips 80 and 82. The other ends 84 and 86 of respective clips 80 and 82 are secured to the novel mounting band 90 of the invention. As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the band 90 consists of a flexible, relatively broad, deformable web or ribbon 94 preferably of a metallic sheet material such as copper, bronze or aluminum, although a plastic sheet may be used. The web 94 is coated with a layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive 96 by means of which the web, shaped to conform to wrap partially around, and lie contiguously on the handle portion of the bow, is secured in place, as shown in FIG. 5. Prior to applying the web 94 to the bow 30, a removable or peelable protective film or shield covers the adhesive layer. The ribbon 94 is die-stamped or otherwise deformed to provide an offset portion defining a slot 102 opening vertically and adapted to receive an end 84 or 86 of the sight-carrying clips 80 and 82.

It will be appreciated from a consideration of FIG. 4 that the entire multiple sight assembly 10 may be lifted bodily from engagement with the supporting clips 80 and 82 to separate the sighting device from the bow and yet to permit its ready and rapid reestablishment in place. It will also be appreciated that the sight of the invention may be adapted for either rightor left-hand archers.

While the present invention has been described with reference to a preferred embodiment, it is obvious that many changes may be made in the size, shape, details and arrangement of the various elements of the invention without departing from the scope and spirit thereof. It is, therefore, intended to include within the appended claims all such variations and modifications.

lclaim:

1. In a bow sight for an archers bow having a hand grip portion and including:

a bar adapted for lengthwise mounting on the bow in substantial parallel alignment therewith and adjacent said hand grip portion of the bow, sighting means carried by said bar,

band means securing said bow sight to the bow, and coupling means interconnecting said band means with said bar for mounting said bow sight on the bow,

the improvement wherein said coupling means comprises clip means, and block means formed to include an openended slot receiving an end of said clip means therewithin, walls defining said slot in said block means frictionally engaging and securing said clip means in said slot against inadvertent displacement therefrom,

said block means having also formed therein an endwise opening socket frictionally receiving and securing an end of said bar therewithin,

whereby said block means constitutes joinder means coupling said clip with said bar.

2. The improvement as set forth in claim 1 wherein said slot in said block means opens downwardly, and wherein said clip extends upwardly into said slot in said block means; whereby said block means, together with said bar secured therewithin, may be lifted from engagement with said clip to effect ready separation of said bow sight from the bow without removal of said band means from the bow.

3. A bow sight for an archers bow having a hand grip portion and comprising, in combination:

a plurality of sights,

an elongated slide bar adapted to be mounted lengthwise on the bow in substantially parallel alignment therewith and adjacent said hand grip portion of the bow,

sheetlike band means readily deformable to assume a contour corresponding to a contour of the bow at a position adjacent to said hand grip portion thereof,

attachment means securing said slide bar to said band means and adhesive means coating a principal surface of said band means and adapted to bond said band means to the bow at a contiguous contacting surface of the bow upon pressure contacting of said band means to the bow to effect securement of said bow sight to the bow,

an array of sight-carrying slide blocks vertically spaced in vertical alignment and including means grippingly engaging said bar for vertical travel of said slide blocks therealong, said bar defining as slide path for said slide blocks and each said slide blocks being selectively and independently shiftable longitudinally along said slide bar,

mounting means securing one each of said sights to a corresponding one of each said slide blocks for movement therewith,

means for mounting said slide bar on the bow, and comprising a pair of mounting assemblies, each said assemblies including a block and a bow-mounting clip, said block having formed therein an open-ended socket sized to receive and frictionally to secure therewithin an end of said slide bar, said block also having formed therein an open-ended slot sized to receive and frictionally to retain therewithin one end of said clip, and

means formed in said band means for insertion of an end portion of said clip therewithin for securement of said sight to the bow;

whereby said slide blocks constitute means for selectively and independently positioning each of said sights vertically along said slide path for elevational adjustments as range calibration means,

said mounting means securing said sights to said slide blocks including means for independently and selectively shifting said sights laterally with respect to said bar to position said sights to correct for lateral deflection and veerage of a released arrow in its flight.

4. A bow sight for an archer's bow having a hand grip portion and comprising, in combination:

a plurality of sights,

an elongated slide bar adapted to be mounted lengthwise on the bow in substantially parallel alignment therewith and adjacent said hand grip portion of the bow,

sheetlike metallic band means readily deformable to assume and to retain a contour corresponding to a contour of the bow at a position adjacent to said hand grip portion thereof,

attachment means securing said slide bar to said band means,

said means securing said slide bar to said bow comprising a pair of mounting assemblies, each said assemblies including a block and a bow-mounting clip,

said block having formed therein an open-ended socket sized to receive and frictionally to secure therewithin an end of said slide bar, said block also having formed therein an open-ended slot sized to receive and frictionally to retain therewithin one end of said clip,

means formed in said metallic band means for insertion of an end portion of said clip for securement of said sight to the bow, adhesive means coating a principal surface of said band means and adapted to bond said band means to the bow at a contiguous contacting surface of the bow upon pressure contacting of said band means to the bow to effect securement of said bow sight to the bow, an array of sight-carrying slide blocks vertically spaced and in vertical alignment and including means grippingly engaging said bar for vertical travel of said slide blocks therealong, said bar defining a slide path for said slide blocks and each said slide blocks being selectively and independently shiftable longitudinally along said slide bar,

mounting means securing one each of said sights to a corresponding one of each said slide blocks for movement therewith,

whereby said slide blocks constitute means for selectively and independently positioning each of said sights vertically along said slide paths for elevational adjustments as range calibration means, said mounting means securing said sights to said slide blocks including means for independently and selectively shifting said sights laterally with respect to said bar to position said sights to correct for lateral deflection and veerage of a released arrow in its flight. 5. In a bow sight for an archers bow having a hand grip portion and including: a bar adapted for lengthwise mounting on the bow in substantial parallel alignment therewith and adjacent said hand grip portion of the bow, sighting means carried by said bar, and attachment means securing said how sight to the bow, the improvement wherein said attachment means comprises:

sheetlike metallic band means readily deformable and physically malleable to assume and to conform to and to retain a contour corresponding to a contour of the bow at a position adjacent to said hand grip portion'thereof,

said band means being formed to provide an offset portion spaced from the bow at said hand grip portion thereof and defining a slot opening vertically and adapted to receive an end of a clip therewithin, and coupling means interconnecting an opposite end of said clip to said bar,

contiguous contact with and securement of said band means to the bow, and

coupling means interconnecting said band means with said bar for mounting said bow sight on the bow.

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US3800424 *May 8, 1972Apr 2, 1974Saunders Archery CoBow sight
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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/265
International ClassificationF41G1/00, F41G1/467
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/467
European ClassificationF41G1/467