Patents Examined by Darren W. Ark
  • Patent number: 11412723
    Abstract: A connector for a flexible fishing lure with an interchangeable swimbait is an apparatus used as a fastener for a modular fishing lure. The apparatus includes a lure body, a lure tail, a male connector, and a female connector. The lure body and the lure tail mirror the body and the tail of a live bait. The lure tail is made of soft-plastic material. The lure body is removably connected with the lure body with the male connector and the female connector. The male connector is integrated with the lure tail and the female connector is integrated with the lure body. Moreover, the lure tail is molded around a stabilizing frame and at least one panel of the male connector. The male connector latches with the female connector and is easily separated so that the lure tail may be interchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Fahad Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11406093
    Abstract: A coupling assembly to releasably couple two or more tubes together. The tubes can be assembled and disassembled with conventional hand tools. A line or cable can be routed through the tubes. The coupling assembly can prevent snagging of lines on the exterior of the tubes. The coupling assembly can flex with the tubes under load, and the line can be fed through the coupling assembly without snagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GEM Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ashford Gravely, Jason Sarnowski, Matthew Stewart Onorato
  • Patent number: 11406092
    Abstract: Provided are titled fish hooks and methods and apparatus for making them and for using them and other fish hooks as well. The method and apparatus for the use is in fishing, and they take advantage of or discern unobtrusive colors, shades or colorless quality of the fish hooks to fish. A Braille apparatus for fishing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher John Rudy
  • Patent number: 11399523
    Abstract: Fishing device, such as a lure (1), in which there is a body (2), to the front end of which are attached means (3) for attaching a line (4) and at the rear end of which are winglets (11, 12) that rotate due to the force of the water flow. The winglets (11, 12) are mounted eccentrically on bearings on an essentially wire-like axle (9) to rotate in opposite directions and/or at different speeds. The winglets (11, 12) are essentially triangular, the bearing point being essentially at, or in the immediate vicinity of one point of the triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Hannu Salovirta
  • Patent number: 11399524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved fishing lure having the ability to be camouflaged. More particularly, the present invention relates to a fishing lure having multiple catching devices with capacity for varying the bait and size of lures, having a built-in compartment adapted for the insertion of live bait or chum used in the attraction of fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Brad W Caldeira
  • Patent number: 11395483
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ice fishing hole chamferer 10 with an elongated shaft 20 for inserting into an ice fishing hole 160 having a top end 60 and a submerged end 30 with an axle 40 and an axis 50, and a propeller 90 having a cutter side 96 with at least one cutter 94 and a thrust side 98 configured for propelling water, said propeller having a hub 80 for connecting to the axle and at least two radiating propeller blades 92, wherein the propeller blades are hinged to the hub to move between a narrow closed position less than the diameter of the ice fishing hole 160 and situated along the axis of the elongated shaft and an extended open position greater than the diameter of the ice fishing hole and angled for chamfering the bottom 162 of the ice fishing hole at a chamfering angle 128, and a propelling means 70, 110, 100 for rotating the propeller, wherein the propeller revolves about the axis and the propeller blades are configured to centrifugally extend to the extended open position and thrust upw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Matthew Lafontaine
  • Patent number: 11388895
    Abstract: An in-line planer board assembly incorporates hydrofoil designs at various key locations in order to maximize fluid movement efficiencies. Optionally, the planer board assembly further includes a spring-loaded fishing line release, also exemplified in a universal embodiment for use with other planer boards. Another option is a snap-in forward line release bracket useful when an angler wishes to fish from the opposite side of the boat, or for creating a smaller storage space requirement while storing the planer boards away between angling trips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DESIGN ADVANCEMENT, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Vergara
  • Patent number: 11388893
    Abstract: A pivoting fishing jig is provided. The device includes a jig body having an upper section and a lower section, wherein the upper section is pivotally affixed to the lower section at a first end of each of the upper section and the lower section. The jig body is selectively movable between an open position and a closed position. A first hook is affixed to a second end of the upper section. A connector is affixed to the first end of the lower section, wherein the connector is removably securable to a fishing line. In some embodiments, a notch is disposed along an interior surface of the lower section, wherein the notch is dimensioned to receive an interior edge of the upper section therein when the jig body is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Garrie Naumovitz
  • Patent number: 11388896
    Abstract: A gear-train driven outrigger device for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole. The gear-train driver assembly allows rotation of the outrigger pole in an X or Y plane; the gear-train driver having a selector to chose either an upper gear assembly to allow horizontal rotation of outrigger or a lower gear assembly to allow vertical angular positioning of the outrigger pole, wherein the gear assembly allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to an angled trolling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, inc.
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 11369100
    Abstract: An electronic bait box assembly for storing earthworms includes a box for containing earth and earthworms. A lid is removably attached to the box for closing the box. A voltage unit is coupled to the bait box and the voltage unit is in electrical communication with an interior of the box. Moreover, the voltage unit is placed in electrical communication with the earth that is positioned in the box. The voltage unit induces an electrical voltage through the earth when the voltage unit is turned on. In this way the voltage unit urges the earthworms to move upwardly in the earth thereby facilitating a user to remove the earthworms for fishing bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Dougherty
  • Patent number: 11369104
    Abstract: A flying pest trap (8) includes an attraction section (16), an immobilisation section (12), a body section (10) adapted to retain the attraction section (16) and the immobilisation section (12), and a power section (20) adapted to provide power to the attraction section (16). The attraction section (16) includes at least one LED light source located behind the immobilisation section (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PELSIS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tom Holmes
  • Patent number: 11357220
    Abstract: A dip net provided with lockable hoops capable of being folded leftwards and rightwards comprises a net rod, a hoop mounting base mounted on the net rod, and hoops including a left hoop and a right hoop, wherein mounting plates are arranged on the left side and the right side of the hoop mounting base, and two rotary bases are arranged at the rear end of the left hoop and the rear end of the right hoop and are hinged to the mounting plates through rotary shafts. The left hoop and the right hoop can be folded and are independently connected to the hoop mounting base, so that assembly is convenient; and the size can be reduced for transportation and carrying, so that carrying storage are facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HANGZHOU FUFAN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongjian Xu, Shu Lin, Linrong Hong, Huihai Ge, Xiong Li
  • Patent number: 11357219
    Abstract: In one aspect, a trap for capturing a marine animal, e.g., a lobster, is disclosed, which includes a housing having an inlet port for receiving a marine animal, said inlet port being configured to prevent the marine animal from leaving the container, and a sensor coupled to the housing for detecting the presence of the marine animal in the housing. In some embodiments, a stretchable netting is coupled to the inlet port such that the marine animal passes through the netting before entering the housing via the inlet port. A stretch detector can be coupled to the netting to register the passage of a marine animal via the netting into the housing. The passage of a marine animal through the netting can result in a stretch of the netting, which is registered by the stretch signal. The stretch signal indicates the passage of the marine animal into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Mehdi Abedi, Reza Mollaaghababa
  • Patent number: 11344018
    Abstract: A device that can be used by an angler when fishing to lift a heavy fish out of the water without breaking the angler's fishing line or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Billy A. Bouton
  • Patent number: 11344011
    Abstract: A fish hook assembly that includes a substantially hemispherical or polyhedron head with an eye and a weed guard extending from the head. A round bead is in physical contact with at least the weed guard so that underwater obstructions that would normally get snagged on the eye and/or weed guard will roll away over the bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Clark Robert Gunness
  • Patent number: 11344010
    Abstract: A dip net provided with a lockable and foldable handle comprises a handle, a hoop and a hoop mounting base, wherein the hoop mounting base is fixed to the front end of the handle and comprises a base body, a rotary shaft and a lock device; and the rotary shaft and the lock device are both mounted in the base body; connecting pieces are arranged at two ends of the rear side of the hoop and are respectively connected with two ends of the rotary shaft; the rotary shaft is provided with two clamping grooves in a circumferential direction; when the handle is unfolded, the lock device is matched with one clamping groove to realize locking; and when the handle is folded, the lock device is matched with the other clamping groove to realize locking. The dip net of the invention is more convenient to use and capable of saving time and labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HANGZHOU FUFAN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongjian Xu, Shu Lin, Linrong Hong, Huihai Ge, Xiong Li
  • Patent number: 11337411
    Abstract: A fishing rod includes a rod body. The rod body includes a plurality of strips, each of the plurality of strips includes a tip strip portion having a first narrowing section which gradually narrows in width towards the rod end side and an end strip portion having a second narrowing section which gradually narrows in width towards the rod tip side. At least a part of the first narrowing section and at least a part of the second narrowing section overlap with each other to form an overlapping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Soshi Iwata, Yuki Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 11337418
    Abstract: A blind assembly and setup configurations for the blind assembly are disclosed. The blind assembly contains two sheets wound together into a roll that are configured for separate outstretching at an angle relative to each other, for being maintained under tension in an outstretched form, and for retraction back into the roll. The end of each sheet contains a handle rod used for handling the sheets and for anchoring to the ground by means of attaching to stakes inserted into the ground using ropes. The roll end of the assembly structure is likewise attached to a stake in the course of setting up the blind assembly. A tie rod provides added support for the structure and is set up at a distance from the sheet rolls to prevent uncontrolled wraparounds of the sheets when the sheets are retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Marc D Pichik
  • Patent number: 11330812
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mosquito trapping device, which comprises a carbon dioxide generating module, a temperature control module, a humidity control module, and a mosquito-killing module. The carbon dioxide generating module comprises a container A and a container B, a solution in the container A reacts with a solution in the container B to generate carbon dioxide; the temperature control module controls a temperature of the mosquito trapping device to be between 38° C. and 45° C.; the humidity control module controls humidity of the mosquito trapping device to be between 50% and 80%; the mosquito-killing module generates a guiding wind having a wind speed of 0.7 m/s to 15 m/s. The present invention has a good mosquito-attracting effect and a desirable mosquito-killing ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Foshan GreenYellow Electric Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinzong Qin, Ruofei Wang, Keke Hu
  • Patent number: 11317617
    Abstract: A container for animals or objects in a liquid is disclosed. The container comprises a cylinder capped by two removable lids and a floating basket. When one of the lids is removed, the liquid may be drained and refreshed without either the basket or the contained animals or objects falling out. When the other lid is removed, the basket floats above the liquid and carries the animals or objects out of the liquid where they can be easily removed by a user. The container is useful to anglers who use live minnows as bait, but may be useful in several other applications. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PRODUCTIVE ALTERNATIVES, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley Walter Myers