Compound archery bow construction and methods of making and operating the bow

  • US 6,941,937 B2
  • Filed: 04/13/2004
  • Issued: 09/13/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a compound archery bow comprising a handle-providing rigid riser with opposite ends, flexible limbs having inner ends secured to the riser and outer ends mounting bow string accommodating revolvable members, and a vertically extending bow string trained around said members, the improvement wherein:

  • (a) said riser has opposite ends and a limb seat is provide on each of said riser opposite ends, each said limb seat having a bottom wall, upstanding side walls, and an upstanding end wall opposite an opposed open end for receiving said inner end of one of said limbs;

    (b) a limb cup for each of said seats formed of a vibration damping material and having a bottom wall, upstanding side walls, and an upstanding end wall opposite an opposed open end for receiving said inner end of one of said limbs, said cup being received in said limb seat with said cup end wall adjacent said seat end wall and said side walls adjacent said side walls of said seat;

    (c) the inner end of each limb having an end wall and side walls and being received in said limb cup with its end wall adjacent said limb cup end wall and said limb side walls adjacent said cup side walls; and

    (d) a fastener assembly extending through said limb, cup, and seat at each end of said riser to secure said limb inner end to said riser at each end thereof.

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