Title:
Fletching for an arrow
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fletching for selective attachment to an arrow comprising a fletching system. Said fletching system comprising a rectangular plastic film adhesive wrap portion, and with plurality of fletches. Said plurality of fletches being pre-attached plurality fletches to said adhesive wrap portion. Said adhesive wrap portion comprising a front edge, a back edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface and a bottom surface. Said adhesive wrap portion comprising a peel selectively covering a portion of an adhesive backing Said adhesive backing comprising a portion of said bottom surface. Each among said plurality of fletches are attached to said top surface. Each among said plurality of fletches being substantially parallel with said front edge and/or said back edge. Said adhesive wrap portion and said plurality of fletches are configured as a one piece integral apparatus with a manufacture process.



Inventors:
Castruita, Francisco H. (Midland, TX, US)
Application Number:
14/283147
Publication Date:
01/14/2016
Filing Date:
07/09/2014
Assignee:
CASTRUITA FRANCISCO H.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F42B6/06
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Primary Examiner:
RICCI, JOHN A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Law Office of Shannon Warren, PLLC (9818 Fry Road, Suite 150-60, Cypress, TX, 77433, US)
Claims:
1. A fletching for selective attachment to an arrow comprising: a fletching system comprising an adhesive wrap portion, and a plurality of fletches; said plurality of fletches being pre-attached to said adhesive wrap portion; said adhesive wrap portion comprising a front edge, a back edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface and a bottom surface; said adhesive wrap portion comprising a peel selectively covering a portion of an adhesive backing; said adhesive backing comprising a portion of said bottom surface; each among said plurality of fletches are attached to said top surface; each among said plurality of fletches being substantially parallel with said front edge and/or said back edge; and said adhesive wrap portion and said plurality of fletches are configured as a one piece integral apparatus.

2. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said adhesive wrap portion is made of a flexible 5 mils plastic; said adhesive backing comprises an adhesive applied to said bottom surface to easily stick on an arrow shaft; said fletching system comprises a width being manufactured to be equal to or longer than a circumference of a variety of arrow shafts; said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of colors; and said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of traditional parabolic designs.

3. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 2 wherein, said width is a measure of the adhesive wrap portion for the circumference of the arrow shaft.

4. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of the claim 1 wherein, said flexible 5 mils plastic is vinyl.

5. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 2 wherein, said adhesive backing comprises is pressure sensitive.

6. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 2 wherein, said flexible 5 mils plastic comprises the thickness of the film.

7. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 2 wherein, said adhesive wrap portion comprises a width of 1.0625 inches a length of 2.750 inches said plurality of fletches comprise a first fletch, a second fletch and a third fletch; and said plurality of fletches are each 2.0 inches long.

8. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein, said plurality of fletches are is divided into three fletches comprising a first fletch, a second fletch and a third fletch; and said second fletch being in a center position between said first fletch and said third fletch.

9. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein, said fletching system is manufactured with a manufacture process comprising a method of fabrication.

10. (canceled)

11. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein, said adhesive wrap portion is die cut in varying dimensions; said width of said adhesive wrap portion within a range of from 0.299 or larger than 0.304 inches; said width being a multiple of 0.03125 inches decimals plus 0.299 inches.

12. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said adhesive wrap portion is made of flexible 5 mils plastic.

13. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said adhesive backing comprises an adhesive applied to said bottom surface to easily stick on an arrow shaft.

14. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said fletching system comprises a width being manufactured to be equal to or longer than a circumference of a variety of arrow shafts.

15. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of colors.

16. The fletching of claim 1 wherein, said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of traditional parabolic designs.

17. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein said adhesive wrap portion comprises a width of 1.0625 inches a length of 2.750 inches.

18. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein said plurality of fletches comprise a first fletch, a second fletch and a third fletch.

19. The fletching for selective attachment to an arrow of claim 1 wherein said plurality of fletches are each 2.0 inches long.

20. A fletching for selective attachment to an arrow comprising: a fletching system comprising an adhesive wrap portion, and a plurality of fletches; said plurality of fletches being pre-attached to said adhesive wrap portion; said adhesive wrap portion comprising a front edge, a back edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface and a bottom surface; said adhesive wrap portion comprising a peel selectively covering a portion of an adhesive backing; said adhesive backing comprising a portion of said bottom surface; each among said plurality of fletches are attached to said top surface; each among said plurality of fletches being substantially parallel with said front edge and/or said back edge; said adhesive wrap portion and said plurality of fletches are configured as a one piece integral apparatus; said adhesive wrap portion is made of a flexible 5 mils plastic; said adhesive backing comprises an adhesive applied to said bottom surface to easily stick on an arrow shaft; said fletching system comprises a width being manufactured to be equal to or longer than a circumference of a variety of arrow shafts; said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of colors; said fletching system is manufactured in a variety of traditional parabolic designs; wherein said plurality of fletches are is divided into three fletches comprising a first fletch, a second fletch and a third fletch; and said adhesive wrap portion is die cut in varying dimensions.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A fletching for selective attachment to an arrow comprising a fletching system. Said fletching system comprising a rectangular plastic film adhesive wrap portion, and with plurality of fletches. Said plurality of fletches being pre-attached plurality fletches to said adhesive wrap portion. Said adhesive wrap portion comprising a front edge, a back edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, a top surface and a bottom surface. Said adhesive wrap portion comprising a peel selectively covering a portion of an adhesive backing Said adhesive backing comprising a portion of said bottom surface. Each among said plurality of fletches are attached to said top surface. Each among said plurality of fletches being substantially parallel with said front edge and/or said back edge. Said adhesive wrap portion and said plurality of fletches are configured as a one piece integral apparatus with a manufacture process.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 illustrates a perspective overview of a fletching system 10 with an adhesive wrap portion 12.

FIG. 2 illustrates a perspective view of said fletching system 10 positioned directly to an arrow shaft 18.

FIGS. 3A, 3B, and 3C illustrate three elevated side views of said fletching system 10 with said arrow shaft 18, each figure illustrating a step by step view to wrap on the arrow shaft.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the correct fletching position on the arrow shaft.

FIG. 5 is a technical view, on K1 is a high fletching and A1 is distance of fletching to side of adhesive wrap portion, and B1 is between fletching on the center fletch, and H1 is the thickness of each fletching and G1 is thickness of adhesive wrap portion and F1, F2, and F3 is a channel to fit in the arrow shaft.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1 illustrates a perspective overview of a fletching system 10 with a user 30 to show the removal of a peel 16.

In one embodiment, a adhesive wrap portion 12 can comprise an adhesive backing 14; wherein said adhesive backing 14 can allow said fletching system 10 to easily stick onto an arrow shaft 18 of an arrow 32 (illustrated below).

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of said fletching system 10 positioned directly to said arrow shaft 18.

In one embodiment, said fletching system 10 forms one piece integrally which easily sticks the plurality of fletches 11 on said arrow shaft 18 as is illustrated on FIG. 2. In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 can comprise a first fletch 11a, a second fletch 11b and a third fletch 11c.

In one embodiment, said arrow 32 can comprise said arrow shaft 18, an arrowhead 34 and a nock 19, as is known in the art. In one embodiment, said arrow 32 can comprise a lengthwise axis 50.

In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 of said fletching system 10 can comprise a front edge 40, a back edge 42, a first side edge 44 and a second side edge 46.

In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 of said fletching system 10 can each comprise a pre-attachment point 15. In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 can attach to a top surface 36 of said adhesive wrap portion 12 at said pre-attachment point 15. In one embodiment, said pre-attachment point 15 can be substantially parallel with said front edge 40 and said back edge 42.

In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 can comprise a rectangular shape and can comprise an adhesive film material. In one embodiment, said rectangular film 12 can further comprise an adhesive backing 14 at a bottom surface 38 of said rectangular film 12.

FIGS. 3A, 3B, and 3C illustrate three elevated side views of said fletching system 10 with said arrow shaft 18, each figure illustrating a step by step view to wrap on the arrow shaft. That is, FIGS. 3A, 3B, and 3C show step by step the “stick process”.

In one embodiment, said stick process can comprise: removing said peel 16 from said adhesive backing 14; aligning a portion of said arrow shaft 18 with said front edge 40 (also referred to as a side of said adhesive wrap portion 12); rolling said arrow shaft 18 about said lengthwise axis 50 and pressing said adhesive backing 14 against said arrow shaft 18; wrapping said adhesive wrap portion 12 around said arrow shaft 18; sticking said adhesive wrap portion 12 to a portion of said arrow shaft 18; and aligning said front edge 40 at or near said back edge 42 having wrapped said adhesive wrap portion 12 substantially around said arrow shaft 18. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 can be adhered to a portion of said arrow shaft 18 nearer to said nock 19 than said arrowhead 34, as is known in the art. In one embodiment, said back edge 42 and said front edge 40 can wrap around to a border 17. As illustrated in FIG. 3C, said fletching system 10 can wrap completely around said arrow shaft 18 and said plurality of fletches 11 can extend in substantially identical radial points relative to said lengthwise axis 50.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the adhesive wrap portion 12 with said plurality of fletches 11 on the arrow shaft 18.

In one embodiment, FIG. 4 can illustrate a correct fletching position on said arrow shaft 18. In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 can be arranged on said adhesive wrap portion 12 with a first border (R3) and a second border (R4) on either side of said plurality of fletches 11.

FIGS. 5A and 5B are technical drawings comprising an elevated first side view and an elevated top view of the fletching system 10 and showing letters for relevant measurements.

In one embodiment, FIG. 1, FIG. 2, and FIG. 3 comprise a notch for a fit on the arrow shaft 18. The adhesive wrap portion 12 with said plurality of fletches 11 can be of different colors. For example, in one embodiment, a first color can be used for the adhesive wrap portion 12 and a second color can be used for said plurality of fletches 11, which can comprise for a remarkable fusion.

In one embodiment, said first fletch 11a and said second fletch 11b can be separated by a width B1. Likewise, in one embodiment, said second fletch 11b and said third fletch 11c can be separated by B1. In one embodiment, each among said plurality of fletches 11 can comprise a width H1. In one embodiment, said first fletch 11a can be a width A1 from said front edge 40 and said third fletch 11c can be separated from said back edge 42 by said width A1. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 can comprise a width 72 and a length 70. In one embodiment, said width 72 can be equal to 2×(A1)+3×(H1)+2×(B1). In one embodiment, 2×(A1) is equal to or greater than B1. In one embodiment, said width 72 of said adhesive wrap portion 12 can be equal to or greater than a circumference of said arrow shaft 18. Accordingly, said adhesive wrap portion 12 is long enough to substantially wrap entirely around said arrow shaft 18 and said plurality of fletches 11 are more or less equally spaced around said arrow shaft 18 in a radial pattern, thereby ensuring easy flight when shot, as is known in the art.

In one embodiment, the relevant measurements shown in these figures are exemplary and do not comprise the one and only fashion for accomplishing the objectives of this disclosure, as would be obvious to one of skill in the art.

The following listing of reference numerals are included here for quick review of the figures:

  • 10—adhesive wrap portion with pre-attached fletching
  • 11—fletching
  • 12—adhesive wrap portion
  • 13—side of the adhesive wrap portion
  • 14—adhesive backing
  • 15—pre-attached fletching on the adhesive wrap portion with a manufacture process
  • 16—peel
  • 17—border
  • 18—arrow shaft
  • 19—nock of arrow shaft

In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 are pre-attached to said adhesive wrap portion 12. In one embodiment, said adhesive backing 14 can comprise a portion of said bottom surface 38. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 and said plurality of fletches 11 can be configured as a one piece integral apparatus. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 can be made of a flexible 5 mils plastic. In one embodiment, said fletching system 10 comprises a width being manufactured to be equal to or longer than a circumference of a variety of arrow shafts. In one embodiment, said fletching system 10 can be manufactured in a variety of colors. In one embodiment, said fletching system 10 can be manufactured in a variety of traditional parabolic designs. In one embodiment, said flexible 5 mils plastic can be vinyl. In one embodiment, said adhesive backing comprises can be pressure sensitive. In one embodiment, said flexible 5 mils plastic comprises the thickness of the film. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 comprises a width of 1.0625 inches a length of 2.750 inches. In one embodiment, said plurality of fletches 11 can each be 2.0 inches long. In one embodiment, said fletching system 10 can be manufactured with a manufacture process comprising a method of fabrication. In one embodiment, said adhesive wrap portion 12 can be die cut in varying dimensions. In one embodiment, said width of said adhesive wrap portion 12 within a range of from 0.299 or larger than 0.304 inches. In one embodiment, said width being a multiple of 0.03125 inches decimals plus 0.299 inches.