EASTMAN OUTDOORS INC.
|EASTMAN OUTDOORS INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140062775||GPS MAPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE BY HUNTERS, CAMPERS AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS - A tracking and mapping system for outdoor use includes a first GPS locator located either at a base station or on a hunting accessory such as an arrow. The system also includes a second GPS locator for identifying a user's location, and an electronic display unit for communicating with a global positioning satellite and displaying a map showing icons representing locations of the first and second GPS locators. The second OPS locator may be embedded in the electronic display unit, which may be a mobile wireless handheld device, a tablet or other portable computer having wireless connectivity. The electronic display unit maps the present location of each of the GPS locators in relation to a direction such as north, south, east or west. Optionally, separate GPS locators may be placed at a base station and in an arrow. A method of using the tracking and mapping system is also described.||03-06-2014|
|20130213373||CROSSBOW - A crossbow is provided which has one or more of the following improvements: a bolt retainer which downwardly biases a bolt in position forward of a forward rest position of a bowstring; a mounting rail associated with a lower surface of a frame rearward of a finger-pull mechanism, where the mounting rail is configured to allow one or more accessories to be mounted thereto; a finger-pull mechanism positioned at, or forward of, a midway point of the frame; a string latch positioned more than six inches rearward of the finger-pull mechanism; a sighting device having an eyepiece, where the eyepiece is positioned in alignment with, or forward of, the string latch; a ratio of length of pull distance of the crossbow to bull-pup distance of the crossbow being two-to-one or less; and a foot stirrup configured to stabilize the crossbow during cocking, and to provide a bipod during aiming/shooting.||08-22-2013|
|20130213372||CROSSBOW - A crossbow is provided which, in a first preferred embodiment, has a frame having a rear end, and a firing assembly and a butt member, each of which are associated with the frame. The firing assembly also has a finger-pull mechanism. The butt member has a rear end which is configured to abut a front of a shoulder of a user, and the butt member is positioned between the finger-pull mechanism and the rear end of the frame. In a second preferred embodiment, the crossbow has a frame having a rear end and first and second limbs secured to the frame. A bowstring extends between the first and second limbs and is configured to move between a forward rest position and a rearward cocked position. The rear end of the frame is configured to be positioned rearward of a front of a shoulder of a user.||08-22-2013|
|20130213371||CROSSBOW - A crossbow is provided which has a frame and first and second limbs secured to the frame. A bowstring extends between the first and second limbs and is configured to move between a forward rest position and a rearward cocked position. A beam is secured to the frame forward of the forward rest position of the bowstring and is configured to extend over the forward rest position of the bowstring. The beam is configured to allow one or more accessories to be mounted thereon.||08-22-2013|
|20100222164||FIXED PARALLEL-BLADE BROADHEAD HAVING MODIFIED H-SHAPED OUTLINE CONFIGURATION - A broadhead which is light in weight and which has surface area to decrease arrowhead weight, surface area and drag to increase performance of an arrow to which it is attached. The broadhead attaches to the arrow in one of the known ways, glue, screw, friction or interference fit. A broadhead wrench may need to be used to protect the user from sharp edges while handling the broadhead. The blade portion of the broadhead aids in the hemorrhaging of the target by creating a larger conduit for bleeding to occur, thus speeding death of a game animal.||09-02-2010|
|20100113195||ARROW NOCK INCLUDING METAL REINFORCEMENT MEMBER - The present invention relates to an arrow nock having a metal insert therein. The arrow nock is provided for installation at the fletched end of an arrow shaft, and is configured to receive a bowstring of a hunting bow therein. The arrow nock imparts the force of the bowstring into the arrow shaft to propel the arrow to the target. Repeated use can cause failure of the nock. The solution is to provide the nock with a reinforcement to prevent the failure or breakage of the arrow nock and/or shaft. A reinforcing rod, preferably of metal, extends the length of the nock and is molded into the arrow nock. Optionally, the rod may extend beyond the nock body and into the arrow shaft providing additional support.||05-06-2010|
|20090277435||Cocking Winch Apparatus For A Crossbow, Crossbow System Including The Cocking Winch Apparatus, And Method Of Using Same - A crossbow having a bowstring cocking winch apparatus, a cocking winch apparatus usable with a crossbow, and a method of operating the apparatus are described. The cocking winch apparatus includes a projecting alignment member having a non-round cross-sectional shape, where the alignment member is removably securable to a butt portion of a crossbow stock by inserting the alignment member into a correspondingly-shaped hole formed in the stock. The cocking winch apparatus provides a straight and balanced draw to the crossbow bowstring, enabling a user to easily cock the bowstring by rotating a handle to draw the bowstring back, and to place it in cocked position in the crossbow trigger mechanism.||11-12-2009|
|20080234079||ARROWHEAD HAVING BOTH FIXED AND MECHANICALLY EXPANDABLE BLADES - An improved arrowhead features two sets of expandable blades. The expandable blades are pivotally movable from a first, concealed position to a second expanded position when spurs on the front of the blades contact a target. The first concealed position of the blades allows the arrowhead to penetrate the target upon contact. The fixed blades may be diamond-shaped, double-edged replaceable blades. The expandable blades comprise at least two pivotable blades that can be held in the first safe position by an elastic band. The spurs are located at a first end of the expandable blades, and these spurs are located proximate the base of the fixed blade portion of the arrow head, to allow the fixed portion to penetrate the target before the expandable blades are deployed by the spurs contacting the target.||09-25-2008|
Patent applications by EASTMAN OUTDOORS INC.