Patents Examined by Kurt Rowan
  • Patent number: 7406795
    Abstract: A fishing rod retention device adapted to have a J-hook member rotate about a slotted region so when the fishing rod is in a stored location it is substantially retained therein and the fisherman with ease can remove the rod from a stored location to a removed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: William L. Follmar
  • Patent number: 7401436
    Abstract: There is provided a capturing apparatus for capturing flying insects, comprising: a UV lamp; a birdlime cartridge; a birdlime configured to be wound to the birdlime cartridge; and a means for winding the birdlime at a variable speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Cesco Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan H. Chyun
  • Patent number: 7392612
    Abstract: A fishing chair mounts directly in the sandy bottom of a relatively shallow surf. A vacuum pump pulls a base pole down into the sand to form a sturdy foundation, even in rough surf conditions. A seat assembly is mounted at the upper end of the base pole. The chair mount may be fabricated from composite materials or plastic, such as PVC, to prevent corrosion. The chair mount is also provided with a foot rest or step that is braced against the base pole. The surf fishing chair is positioned above the waves under normal surf conditions, but also withstands larger wave impacts while safely supporting a fisherman in the seat structure. Other features include adjustable fishing pole holders, a tackle box, a bait box, a bait cutting surface, a fish net holder, and a fish stringer and basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Richard E. Winkler
  • Patent number: 7383660
    Abstract: An insect trap having a rear cover attached to a wall which is connected to a separate and removable front cover. The front cover can be primarily round in shape with a plurality of slats and a shiny exterior appearance. An adhesive member, such as a sticky board, can be attached to the rear surface of the front cover. A light bulb is disposed within a ballast/socket member attached to the front of the rear cover. Once plugged in, light from the bulb is primarily and substantially retained within the trap by its capture in view of the rounded ends of the rear cover. The light illuminates the trap itself to attract insects to the area between the rear and front covers where the adhesive member is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: John Llewellyn Greening
  • Patent number: 7380367
    Abstract: A snelled fly file for a fisherman to carry on their person is described. The file provides a fisherman instant identifiable and organized access to a snelled fly collection, thereby offering convenience and easily visible, instant selection. The two covers hold see-through bags of snelled flies within, each with identification cards whereby two flies can be held within each bag. The lanyard is preferably worn around the fisherman's neck, with instant open access to the flies within. The bags are removably contained between the two covers thereby allowing for the exchange of any bags of flies. This give a fisherman the ability to organize and retrieve his snelled flies as the fishing conditions may warrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: James S. Andrews
  • Patent number: 7377072
    Abstract: Bait stations are provided which present the ability to monitor bait and expand capacity of bait without materially adversely affecting feeding activity. In one form a slow acting toxicant-laced attractant is provided in the station. The station has an outer housing, an openable opaque lid, and a transparent window moveable relative to both the lid and housing. One can move the lid while leaving the window in place, or move both the lid and window. Removal of both permits attachment of a second such housing to the first, while the first remains in place. The lid and window can then be affixed to the second housing. These stations can be used to control termites and other crawling pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Maude Christian Meier, Dirk K. Nickel, Donald J. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 7377069
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fishing rod holder, comprising a rod holder pivotably attached to a base member; the rod holder comprising a main pivot arm, a trigger pivot arm and a resilient member attachment point, a trigger pivotably attached to the rod holder at the trigger pivot arm; the base member comprises a main pivot support having at least one trigger groove disposed therein, which is attached to the base member, a trigger resilient member attached to a main pivot end of the main pivot support, wherein the trigger is dimensioned to releasingly engage the trigger groove, and wherein the trigger resilient member is dimensioned and arranged to engage the trigger, and a main resilient member attached between the base and the resilient member attachment point. The fishing rod holder has a cocked configuration and a released configuration. A method of using the fishing rod holder is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: LeRoy Morris
  • Patent number: 7343708
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating an ice fishing tip-up strike or mark trails in low light conditions by a flashing light source located on extreme end of apparatus includes a tilt switch to determine whether flag arm is in horizontal or vertical position. A reflective enclosure of the tilt switch/flashing light source is used to protect the electrical connections of conductors, tilt switch and flashing light source. Conductors connect the power source via a jack/socket junction to apply and disconnect power from the flashing light source. The apparatus is attached to a flag arm of existing known fishing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Darren Edward Pieczynski
  • Patent number: 7337576
    Abstract: A fishing rod/net-lasso(s) apparatus combination used as a single product. An angler can fish, net or lasso a caught fish and lift it from any place for fishing, in the summer, winter, or any other season. It is comprised of: a fishing rod with fishing devices; a net-lasso(s) or other device, every net having attached to it a heavy weight; an extra line that connects, on one side, to a soft net or lasso(s) and on the other side to an extra spinning mechanism or another extra line keeper on a fishing rod; a net-lasso together with its keeper/holder, that has a track inside it, the track is slide-joined to a fishing rod and can slide over and around a fishing rod, a fishing line, a kill-devil, a bobber or other fishing line device to the mouth of a caught fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventors: Zinaida Boltan, Tanya Andrianov, Yakov John Donin
  • Patent number: 7337578
    Abstract: A planer board lighting device. The apparatus comprises a connection to a power source, a light source, and circuitry with electronic components to connect the power source to the light source. A generally clear lens. A rugged waterproof reflective enclosure, with A semi-permanent mounting means to a planer board or flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Darren Edward Pieczynski
  • Patent number: 7337575
    Abstract: A collapsible decoy 10, including two generally planar side body panels 11, 12 allowing the decoy 10 to be collapsed into a substantially flat configuration and which are splayed when in the erected position, a head and neck portion 14 connected to at least one of the side body panels 11, 12, and a means for retaining the side body panels 11, 12, when in use, in the erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: NRA FUD, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Martyn Hulley, Geoff Anthony Sanders
  • Patent number: 7334367
    Abstract: A fishing rod includes an elongate shaft defining an interior space. A stop, a cocking rod, a firing rod, and an energizing element are mounted in the interior space. The cocking rod may transfer energy to the energizing element. A trigger attached to the cocking rod is selectively movable through an opening in the stop for releasing the energizing element's energy. A trigger release assembly proximate the trigger includes a ball bushing slidably coupled to the cocking rod and a button extending through the elongate shaft. A rod tip is included for selectively retaining an item of fishing tackle attached to a fishing line. Means are included for anchoring and locking the position of the fishing line. In use, energy is transferred to the energizing element and then selectively released to automatically cast the fishing line by swinging the rod in a traditional casting motion or by pushing a button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventors: Jesse L. Moss, Sherry M. Moss
  • Patent number: 7322150
    Abstract: Fishing lures and methods of making fishing lures involve the use of plastic film to cover a weight or other part of a lure between the eye of the hook and its bend. The plastic film may be attached to the hook shank by tying one or more knots adjacent the weight. An integral portion of the plastic film may extend beyond the hook and be configured to resemble the tail of an aquatic creature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Knight Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher W. Kent
  • Patent number: 7322144
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for animating waterfowl decoys to imitate diving, dabbling, and feeding of live waterfowl. An ordinary decoy is attached by a self retractable line device with a locking mechanism to a spool on the shaft of the submersible motorized mechanism. When the submersible motorized mechanism is activated the shaft of the mechanism turns the spool attached to the shaft and winds up the line attached to the decoy causing at least a portion of the decoy to be pulled below the surface of the water. The submersible motorized mechanism has a portable power supply and is attached to a timer mechanism, which subsequently controls the length of time the submersible motorized mechanism is either on or off. The apparatus can also be operated using a remote control. The battery power source, the timer mechanism and the remote control mechanism are housed in a watertight container. A submersible motorized mechanism is attached to the exterior of the watertight housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Thaddeus Andrew Brewer
  • Patent number: 7320196
    Abstract: A tubular fishing rod holder capable of being used from a portable ice fishing shelter, a bucket, a boat, or a lawn chair. The fishing rod holder having a rearward mounting end, and a forward holding end, wherein the holding end is of sufficient length and diameter to accommodate the handle portion of, for example, ice fishing, spinning, and jigging rods. The rearward mounting end portion comprises upper and lower mounting slots, communicating the rearward end with upper and lower apertures, which a portion of the upper and lower apertures are shaped to form upper and lower locking grooves, allowing the fishing rod holder to be removably mounted to a bucket, and a vertical or angled support in a cantilevered arrangement, positioning a fishing rod within easy reach of a fisherman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Keith William Diederichs
  • Patent number: 7318295
    Abstract: The invention is a fishing pole with an integrated line tension measuring device. Measured line tension is displayed in quantitative units, pounds or kilograms. A line tension warning system activates when the sensed line tension exceeds a threshold set by the fisherman. The line tension measuring device does not touch the fishing line so the fishing pole with integrated line tension measuring device fishes and operates like a normal fishing pole. The line tension measuring device may be integrated into the fishing reel seat which, in turn, is an integral part of the fishing pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: David Pekin
  • Patent number: 7318296
    Abstract: A tray of such dimensioning to receive a deep sea fishing lure, with side surfaces including a plurality of spaced-apart nibs to receive the length of its included leader in securing the lure in a tight, compact arrangement+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: James W. Thal
  • Patent number: 7310905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controllable fishing lure. The lure is remotely controlled by the angler by a radio control transmitter on the fishing rod or proximate thereto. The lure can be steered by depressing buttons on the radio control transmitter. The depressions cause radio signals to be emitted from the transmitter, these signals corresponding to the movements desired by depressing the buttons. The radio signals from the transmitter are then received by a receiver, through an antenna, in the lure. The received signals are then processed by a controller that activates propellers, disposed on the lateral sides of the lure, whereby the lure is steered to the desired location in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Paul K. Merline
  • Patent number: 7310908
    Abstract: A user activated insect bait station particularly adapted for use with a flowable bait, including attractants and toxicants is disclosed. The bait station is formed as a sealed container fabricated from two primary parts, an upper portion and a lower portion sealingly connected along common peripheral edges. The bait station includes first and second chambers in fluid communication for containing the bait. The user forms an opening in the bait station to expose the bait in the first chamber to the atmosphere while providing access to the bait for ants. The bait station further defines a recessed groove that provides a pathway leading to the second chamber opening. A top cover is provided for shielding the bait station opening while providing access to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Alan S. Bernard, Michael Anthony
  • Patent number: 7310907
    Abstract: A multi-insect trap is capable of capturing a predetermined kind of insects, while preventing other undesirable insects from entering into the trap. The multi-insect trap includes a trap housing, an insect guider, and an ant isolation arrangement. The insect guider includes an attractant carrier supported within the trapping chamber and a plurality of cone-shaped guiding channels spacedly and inwardly extended from the surrounding wall for guiding the insect to enter into the trapping chamber. The ant isolation arrangement has two ant boundaries provided on a top ceiling and a bottom seat of the trap housing respectively, wherein the two ant boundaries are adapted for being filled with liquid as two ant resisting borders respectively for preventing ants to reach the surrounding wall so as to stop the ants from entering into the trapping chamber through the guiding channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Nick Han Suteerawanit