US 3840944 A
An accessory attaching device for use with an archery bow or the like comprising a stationary member and a movable member, there being a recess in one of the movable and stationary members, the other of the movable and stationary members including a slide portion adapted to be slidably received in the recess. Means are provided for fixedly securing the attaching device to an object such as an archery bow and a detent means is coupled between the stationary member and the movable member for maintaining same in engagement. The movable member is provided with a mounting plate for securing an accessory thereto.
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Gresley Oct. 15, 1974 ACCESSORY ATTACHING DEVICE  Inventor: James E. Gresley, 4115 Hessen Cassel Rd., Fort Wayne, lnd. 46806  Filed: May 14, 1973  Appl. No.: 360,003
 US. Cl. 24/73 R, 24/230 B, 124/23 A,
248/225  Int. Cl. A44b 21/00, B60r 9/04  Field of Search 24/73 AS, 81 R, 3 R, 81 BA, 24/81 A, 73 R, 230 SL, 201 S, 73 MC, 230
B; 124/23 A, 23 R; 224/2 Q, 29 A, 5 A, 42.1
France 248/223 244,304 4/1947 Switzerland 248/224 Primary ExaminerDonald A. Griffin Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Gust & lrish  ABSTRACT An accessory attaching device for use with an archery bow or the like comprising a stationary member and a movable member, there being a recess in one of the movable and stationary members, the other of the movable and stationary members including a slide portion adapted to be slidably received in the recess. Means are provided for fixedly securing the attaching device to an object such'as an archery bow and a detent means is coupled between the stationary member and the movable member for maintaining same in engagement. The movable member is provided with a mounting plate for securing an accessory thereto.
4 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures PATENTEB BUT I 5 I914 FIGZ' 1 ACCESSORY ATTACHING DEVICE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to accessories for use with sporting goods and in particular to an accessory attaching device for removably attaching an accessory such as a hunting knife to another article such as an archery bow or the like.
2. Description of the Prior Art I Various devices for attaching accessories to an article of sporting goods such as an archery bow are well known. Typical of such devices is an archery bow mounted quiver for securing arrows to the bow, aiming sights also affixed to an archery bow to aid in the accuracy thereof, and various forms of spools mounted to the bow for. winding thereon a line which is affixed to an arrow. Such devices have heretofore been adapted for attaching only such accessories to a bow or the like such as are specifically related to the use of the bow itself, i.e., arrows, and aiming sights. Further, most'of these prior art devices are adapted for permanently affixing an article to the bow with the exception of the bow attached arrow quiver. In the latter case, the quiver is typically permanently affixed to the bow while the arrows, obviously, are removable therefrom.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention is an accessory attaching device for use with an archery bow or the like which enables attaching accessories such as a hunting knife and similar articles to the bow, such articles not being directly related to the use of the bow and whereby the accessory can be easily removed. Further, the attachment accessory of the present invention enables the simple removal of substantially all of the accessory attaching device fromthe bow when not in u'sesuch that the device does not interfere with the use of the article.
Broadly, the accessory attaching device comprisesa stationary member and a movable member, there being a recess in one of the stationary and movable members and the other ofthe members including a slide portion adapted to be slidably received in the recess. Means are provided for fixedly securing the stationary member to an archery bow or the like and detent means are provided for maintaining the removable member in engagement with the stationary member. Fixedly'secured to the movable member is a mounting plate adapted for fixedly mounting anaccessory such as the sheath of a hunting knife thereto.
It is therefore an object of the invention to provide an improved accessory attaching device-for use with an archery bowor the like.
It is another object of the invention to provide such an accessory attaching device wherein a substantial portion thereof is easily removed from the how when not in use.
Yet another objectof the invention is to provide such a device which is simple in structure and inexpensive to produce.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The above-mentioned and other features and objects of this invention and the manner of attaining them will become more apparent and the invention itself will be best understood by reference to the following descrip- 0 tion of an embodiment of the invention taken in con- It is yet another object of the invention to provide such a device which is universally adaptable for attach-.
device from the bow while preventing accidental separation thereof.
junction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a partially exploded perspective view of the accessory attaching device of the present invention shown in'relationship to an archery bow; and
FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view showing the structural detail of the stationary and movable members of the invention.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings there is shown an accessory attaching device 10 for use'in attaching an accessory such as a sheath l2 and knife 14 to an article such as an archery bow 16. As can best be seen in FIG. 2, device 10 includes a fixed or stationary member 18, generally rectangular in shape and fabricated from a suitable rigid material such as aluminum and having opposite ends 20, 22 and front and back surfaces 24, 26, respectively.
A recess 30 is formed in frontsurface 24 and extends between ends 20 and 22. A pair of flange portions 32,
34, also extend between ends 20, 22 and partially overlie recess 30, flange portions 32, 34 defining therebetween a slot 36.
Recess 30 is rectangular in cross-section and the under surfaces38, 40 of flange portions 32, 34, respecbe slidably engaged with stationary member 18. Mov-.
able member 54 includes a slide portion 56, a pair of upstanding legs 58, 60, extending normally outwardly from slide portion 56, and a pair of welding tabs 62, 64 which extend normally from legs 58, 60, respectively, in a direction normally outwardly therefrom as shown.
Slide portion 56 has a width such that it may be slidably received between the opposite walls 66, 68 of recess 30 and a thickness less than the vertical distance between surface 42 and the proximal surfaces 38, 40 of flange portions 32, 34. Slide portion, 56 is further bowed whereby, when slide portion 56 is received within recess 30, the distal ends 70, 72 thereof will bear against surfaces 38, 40 adjacent the opposite ends thereof and the central portion 74 thereof will bear against surface 42.
Leg 60 has a width less than the width of slot 36 whereby leg 60 will pass betweenflangeportions 32, 34. Leg 58 has a width equal to the width of slidepor- 3 tion 56 such that leg 58 will abut the ends of flange portions 32, 34 adjacent end 20. v
A spherical depression 80 is formed in slide portion 56 adjacent the center portion 74 thereof, depression 80 defining a nub 82 which extends in adirection opposite legs 58, 60. A third hole 84, which may also be conical, is formed in surface 42 adjacent the midpoint of recess 30 and the cord of nub 82 and the diameter of hole 84 are about equal.
It will now be observed that, when slide portion 56 is fully, slidably received in recess 30, nub 82' will be received within hole 84. Movable member 54 is made of any suitable resilient material such as, for example,
' spring steel, whereby slide portion 56thereof will flex when it is forcibly moved into recess 30 thereby permitting nub 82 to pass over surface 42. When nub 82 moves into registry with hole84, the resilient nature of movable member 54 will force nub82 into a detent type engagement with hole 84 thereby maintaining movable member 54 in engagement with stationary member 18.
An elongated, rectangular plate 86, shown partially cut away in FIG. 2, and which may be made of any suitably rigid material such as thin sheet steel, is fixedly secured to the distal ends of legs 58, 60 by welding same to welding tabs 62, 64. A pair of through holes 88, 90 are formed adjacent the opposite ends of plate 86, respectively. To secure an accessory such as sheath l2 and hunting'knife 14 to attaching device 10, a pair of rivets as at 92, 94 are fitted through the accessory such as'sheath 12 and holes 88, 90 of plate. 86. With the rivets 92, 94 thus received in holes 88, 90, the rivets 92, 94 are flattened in conventional manner to thereby secure the sheath 12 to plate 86. This same mode of attachment is also suitable for attaching a wide variety of accessories to the plate 86.
Stationary member 18 is'fixedly secured to the bow 16 by means of wood screws 50 which are threadingly received in appropriate holes 96, 98 which are formed in the bow 16.
From the above description it will be observed that the accessory attaching device) of the present invention provides an effective means for attaching an accessory such as the hunting knife or other desired accessory to an archery bow. The attaching device", while illustrated in cooperation with a hunting knife 14 and archery bow 16, is obviously well adapted for attaching other accessories such as small tools, a compass, and the like-to a variety of articles such as, for example, to the transom of a boat, a skicase, a skin diving; float, or any other of a wide variety of articles. The device positively secures the accessory to the article while, simultaneously, enabling the easy removal thereof when the accessory is not to be in use. When removed, the attaching device 10 because the stationary member 18 thereof is small and light in weight, does not interfere '4 with the normal use of the article. The attachingaccessory 10 is simple in construction, can be manufactured economically, and is exceptionally reliable in operation.
While there have been described above the principles of this invention in connection with specific apparatus, it is to be clearly understood that this description is made only by way of exampleand not as a limitation to the scope of the invention.
What is claimed is:' i
1. An accessory attaching device for use with an archery bow or the like comprising a stationary member and a movable member, there being a first recess in one of said stationary and said movable members, the other of said members including a slide portion dimensioned to be slidably received in said first recess, means for fixedly securing said stationary member to an archery bow or the like, ,detentmeans for resiliently coupling said slide to said stationary member, mounting means fixedly secured to said movable member for mounting an accessory thereto, said one member including opposite ends, said first recess extending between said ends and having a bottom surface and a pair of flange portions partially overlying said recess, said flange portions defining a slot therebetween, said slide portion being slidably received between said bottom surface and said flange portions, said slide portion having a thickness less than the vertical dimension between said flange portion and said bottom surface, said slide portion being made of a resiliently flexible material and being bowed such that, when said slide portion is fully re- 2. The device of claim 1 wherein said second recess is in said bottom surface and said nub on said slide portion, said movable member further includes a pair of legs upstanding from said ends of said slide portion, respectively, one of said legs being dimensioned topass between said flange portions, the other of said legs abutting the adjacent ends of said flanges when said slide portion is fully received in said first recess.
3. The device of claim 2 wherein said mounting means includes a generally flat plate fixedly secured to the distal ends of said legs.
4.'-The device of claim 3 wherein said second recess is a circular hole and said nub has a spherical surface, the cord of said spherical surface and the diameter of said circular hole being about equal.