Patents Examined by John D. Holman
  • Patent number: 7269918
    Abstract: A pump gun is disclosed having a loading and firing mechanism which comprises a cartridge stop lever (21), that is not connected to the hammer, interacts with the cocking slide (22) associated with the cartridge magazine and is susceptible to rocking movements on an intermediate pin (30) between an operating interception position of a first cartridge in the magazine, when the cocking slide is in a retracted work position, and an idle release position of the same cartridge from the magazine tube, when the cocking slide is in the forward rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: A. Uberti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giacomo Merlino
  • Patent number: 7260913
    Abstract: A fishing jig lure has a fish hook mounted on a glass body with an epoxy resin. Light emitting particulates mixed with the epoxy resin emit visible light when subjected to an external light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Glow Optics, LLC
    Inventor: Damion D. Becker
  • Patent number: 7240455
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for repelling ants and other insects positions design flow of insulated DC current in design proximity to targeted areas (1), facilities, equipment and AC electrical devices occupied by or likely to be occupied by the ants and other insects. The apparatus includes a DC ant and insect repeller having an insulated electromagnet conductor wire (2) with electromagnetic windings (3) charged with predetermined flow of DC electricity. Charge of DC electricity is predetermined for causing cyclic heat of 140° F. from electrical resistance within a range of 50-to-90 ohms in the electromagnetic windings. A flow cycler (26) cycles current on-and-off to prevent the repeller from being a heater of a cold place or a heater in opposition to an air-conditioner or desirable weather temperature while also minimizing use of electricity for repelling the ants and other insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Jerry C. Moore
  • Patent number: 7216455
    Abstract: A fishing jig lure has a fish hook mounted on a glass body with an epoxy resin. Light emitting particulates mixed with the epoxy resin emit visible light when subjected to an external light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Glow Optics, LLC
    Inventor: Damion D. Becker
  • Patent number: 7178484
    Abstract: In a farrowing pen which includes a pit and over the pit a first floor portion on which the sow can stand and lie and two further floor portions on each side of the first floor portion for receiving piglets of the sow and confining walls for locating the sow on the first floor portion there is provided an apparatus for lifting the sow away from the piglets to prevent crushing. The apparatus includes a base carries above the pit on a cradle and a gas bag lift mechanism carried on the base above the manure and arranged to raise a plate carrying two parallel rails with the first floor portion thereon. An air valve extends through the flooring and is operated by pressure from contact with the sow for actuating the controlling the flow of the air. The rate of lifting is faster than the rate of lowering. A scissors lever arrangement mounted on the base above the pit acts to support and guide the floor on the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Crystal Spring Hog Equipment Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Kleinsasser
  • Patent number: 7174858
    Abstract: A protective sleeve is provided for use with a low-profile boot to provide a resilient layer that prevents penetration of debris accumulated at the interface of the boot with the pastern of the horse, especially at the rear of the hoof. The form of the sleeve is tailored so that it conforms to the natural shape of a typical hoof and pastern without creases or other unnecessary accumulations of material that might provide discomfort to the horse. The lower portion of the sleeve is adapted to wrap around and cover the heel bulb, but not the rest of the hoof, in order to retain the ease with which the boot is put on the hoof of the horse. The lower portion of the sleeve is designed to wrap around the pastern and overlap for fastening with a loop-and-hook strap. Also, a retaining flap disposed upon the protective sleeve and located between the horse's hoof and the interior of its boot allows the sleeve to more securely stay in place around the animal's hoof and pastern during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Garrett N. Ford
  • Patent number: 7171778
    Abstract: A insect trap system for absorbing bodily fluids and preventing insects from spreading from a dead animal. The insect trap system includes a collection mat having a plurality of dividers defining a center zone and surrounding zones. An absorbent material is attached to the center zone with the surrounding zones filled with an adhesive for catching insects. The collection mat includes a folding portion for allowing folding of the collection mat into a compact storage position. A cuff having a conical shape has adhesive applied to the interior surface thereof. The cuff includes a slit for allowing positioning about the leg of an animal or a rope or other structuring supporting the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Vincent L. Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 7152361
    Abstract: A fishing lure according to the present invention includes a flexible elongate body member, a cupped tail member attached to one end of the body member, and rib members connecting the body member to an inner surface of the cupped tail member. The cupped tail member is biased toward the concave configuration due to the presence of the rib members and the material used to construct the cupped tail member. The cupped tail member creates sound waves by moving between concave and convex configurations, and it also slows the fishing lure's movement through the water. Scent and color schemes are added to the fishing lure to attract fish and for identification purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Steven L. Berdine
  • Patent number: 7146764
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 discloses a fishing lure having a cage 16 that water 12 can move through with movable elements 20 therein which are free to move laterally and transversely within the case. When placed in a medium such as water 12, the beads 20 banging into each other and the cage 16 generate sound waves 22 that radiate from the lure, attracting game fish 14. The cage 16 can vary in shape, such as cylindrical or polygonal but preferably cylindrical. In addition, varying the materials used for the beads 20, such as glass and metal would cause the beads to vary an activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Naumovitz
  • Patent number: 7143541
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably securing an intermediate location of a baited fishing line to a weighted and fixed underwater line. The apparatus includes an interiorly hollowed and substantially rectangular elongated sleeve having first and second ends. An elongated slide exhibits axially and outwardly tapered side walls axially which are frictionally engageable within associated inner side walls of the sleeve proximate a first selected and open end of the sleeve, the intermediate location of the fishing line being pinchingly engaged between the slide and the sleeve interior. A further selected end of the sleeve engages the fixed underwater line. Upon a fish striking a baited and trailing end of the fishing line, a substantially linear applied force causes said slide to linearly eject outwardly from within said sleeve, releasing the fishing line therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: William J. Buero
  • Patent number: 7140148
    Abstract: A one piece device for temporarily holding fly fishing line stripped from a reel and prior to being cast. The device is made from a single piece of continuous metal rod, bent at various locations along the rod to form a holding arm and a base clip. The fishing line is hung in coils from the holding arm. The clip may be attached to clothing, thereby securing the device on or about an angler, so that when a cast is made, the line uncoils from the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Wallace W. Williams, II
  • Patent number: 7131231
    Abstract: A multi-function electronic fishing float having an identification number automatically generates radio frequency (RF) signals, if a fish takes bait or is hooked. The generated RF signal is sent to a receiver, and an angler can clearly identify a sign of a fish's bite or hooking through sound, vibration, or light generated by the receiver, without checking the float with eyes. A transmitter sending RF signals corresponding to the fish's bite or hooking is installed in the electronic fishing float that partially comes up above the water surface by buoyancy, and the transmitted RF signals are received by the receiver outputting sound, vibration, and light as information on the fish's bite or hooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Wondohitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Do Lee
  • Patent number: 7127846
    Abstract: A pesticide injection system for exterminating insects is provided. The pesticide injection system comprises an applicator; an insert and a plug frictionally engagable with a wall. The applicator includes a pliable bottle for receiving a powder pesticide and a nozzle with an end cap for displacing insulation so the powder pesticide can be injected onto a blind space behind a wall suspected of harboring insects without the powder pesticide contacting the insulation. The means for sealing the nozzle to prevent the powder pesticide from spilling into a living space during use is one of an “O” ring and a ribbed seal. The insert has a plurality of fins engaging a locking tab on the plug. The means for preventing back flow is a check valve. The means for selectively covering a first end of a tube on the plug is one of a door and a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory A. Disler
  • Patent number: 7124533
    Abstract: An automatic locking landing net yoke includes a channeled ramp feature such that, when the handle is drawn through the yoke and the yoke slides over a spring button, the ramp forces or cams the button downwardly and into the handle. Toward the lowermost portion of the ramp is a hole such that, as the hole in the yoke slides over the spring button, the force of the button extends it upwardly through the hole. The spring button is never pushed completely into the handle because the backside of the yoke hole prevents the yoke from being extended to the point that the yoke slides off the handle. The yoke is also configured such that the yoke allows use with hoop and handle shapes of various configurations and is molded of a material that does not create any oxidation or corrosion between the handle and yoke, thus providing smooth operation between the two elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Frabill, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan J. Kleckner
  • Patent number: 7124532
    Abstract: An inflatable decoy having a main body portion, a connected head portion, a connected rear portion and at least two depending leg portions. A supporting stand is used to support the decoy system and includes a pair of rods which are hingedly mounted to an elongate bracket member so that the rods can hingedly extend outwardly from the elongate bracket member. A strap is mounted to the elongate bracket member and is sized to be positioned around the main body portion of the inflatable decoy. A connector is included for releasably securing the two free ends of the strap together once the strap is positioned around the main body portion of the inflatable decoy. The leg portions of the inflatable decoy are positioned on a ground surface and the pair of rods are swung outwardly with the distal ends of the rods positioned to rest on the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Paul D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7114285
    Abstract: A snagless, artificial fishing lure body 10, with a collar 30 and attached pectoral appendages 34 providing added action, and with a snag guard 16 and top-mounted hook 18 configuration to provide weedless and/or snagless operation. Composed of a wood, metal or plastic, injection molded body, and in the fishing lure classes of crankbait, jerkbait, stickbait, topwater or minnowbait or other names used for these types of generally, diving lures. The preferred embodiment of the lure body 10, a crankbait, possesses a channel 12 encircling the lure body 10, and in which the removable collar 30 with protruding appendages 34 resides during use. The preferred embodiment of the snag guard 16 is comprised of stainless steel, and the top-mounted hook 18 is in a single hook configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: Jerome Rousseau Ince
  • Patent number: 7100323
    Abstract: A lightweight holding device for releasably attaching a chemiluminescent light stick to a fishing float is disclosed. The device includes a first side for releasably attaching to the fishing float, and a second side for releasably holding a chemiluminescent light stick. The first side typically includes two pairs of gripping arms, one at the top and one at the bottom, which are able to releasably receive a portion of the fishing float. The second side typically includes two pedestals, one at the top and one at the bottom, each of which are able to releasably receive an end of the light stick. The top pedestal typically defines a ceiling pocket, and the bottom pedestal a floor pocket, for one of the ends of the light stick to fit into. The first and second sides are typically integrally formed and oriented to face away from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Ricardo D. Bogess
  • Patent number: 7086193
    Abstract: A highly portable, motorized deer decoy uses a head motor to rotate the head of the decoy approximately 125 degrees, simulating the movement of the head of a live deer. The head and front torso of the deer decoy each have plates attached. The head plate can be attached or removed from a middle plate. The head motor is attached to the lower plate and rotates the middle plate. The head portion and legs of the deer decoy may be completely detached from the body. The detachability of the head and legs provides a compact and highly mobile deer decoy that may be readily transported, assembled and operated. The decoy also has another bleat motor that enables the hunter to simulate the bleating of a deer in the woods. The movement of the deer's head and the operation of the bleating device may be remotely controlled by a hand-held remotely controlled signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher M. Hurst