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Patent: To Keep Your Bow & Arrow Ready
Patent: To Keep Your Bow & Arrow Ready  | sanant_txbz, hou_txbz, Stanley Neil Brown, Kenneth Earl Johnson, Hallettsville, patent, 8162157, Collapsible Bow, arrow stand,

Stanley Neil Brown and Kenneth Earl Johnson, both of Hallettsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,157 for “Collapsible Bow and Arrow Stand.”

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas men have devised to keep your bow ready, steady and undamaged. 

Stanley Neil Brown and Kenneth Earl Johnson, both of Hallettsville, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,162,157 for “Collapsible Bow and Arrow Stand.”

The two applied for the patent on July 28, 2009.

The patent assignee is Bowsaver Inc. of Hallettsville.

The  invention relates to a stand and, more particularly, to a collapsible bow and arrow stand for holding compound bows and arrows, according to the patent document.

Unlike conventional bows, compound bows are not unstrung, but are left in a strung condition for storage and transport purposes.

Accordingly, the compound bows need to be placed in a holder, rack or stand which will support them in an appropriate manner.

Compound bows are quite expensive, sophisticated in mechanical makeup and involve numerous parts that can be damaged if not handled with care. For example, a typical compound bow is comprised of a pair of limbs, a cam at each end of each limb, and a bow string connected to the cams. A number of different types of rack or stand apparatus have been proposed for holding bows, but typically they have been for bows of the prior art, and few have been designed for holding compound bows and arrows in a stable manner when used in the field. 

None of the apparatus in prior art are designed to hold a compound bow in a vertical, stable manner whether in a storage manner or in the field, and particularly during competitive archery shows. The sport of archery has become very popular in recent years and which has resulted in the tournaments at various levels of competence.

 During any such tournament, the archer must, like any sport, concentrate upon and direct his attention to the matter of accurately aiming and releasing the arrow. Any superficially imposed detractions from this purpose negatively affect the archer's power of concentration.

The archer, whether participating in a sporting activity or pursuing a competitive endeavor, usually does so from a fully erect position. Since most activities take place in an open area where there are no trees or bushes against which bow and arrows may be leaned, the archer must erect an impromptu stand or place his equipment upon the ground when not in use. An impromptu stand is invariably only tolerably sufficient and may exasperate or otherwise completely destroy the archer's power of concentration.

If the bow, arrows and other equipment must be laid on the ground, the archer is seriously inconvenienced and the items might easily be stepped upon by the archer himself or by passersby. Furthermore, the bows and arrows can become cover with dirt and damaged by articles on the ground itself. For example, the ground may be muddy, wet or covered with snow. If the bow is laying on the ground, it can easily be contaminated by mud, water or snow. This inconvenience and contingent damage also deleteriously affects the archer's concentration upon the task at hand. Thus the two Texans saw a need for a fully collapsible bow stand and arrow holder and which is highly stable, adjustable in height, and well balanced in the place of use. The apparatus of the present invention can be easily transported and quickly assembled. 

It is an object of the present invention to provide a means for holding compound bows in the field and which means provides stability, a height adjustable feature, and balanced orientation to facilitate such bows. It is also an object of the present invention to provide a stand for compound bows and which is quickly collapsible and can readily be stored in an efficient manner.