Patents by Inventor Howard Margulis

Howard Margulis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4653218
    Abstract: A lightweight fishing lure comprising an elongate, non-rotative shaft having an attachment portion for a fishline at its front end, and a support for an oscillatory member at its rear end. The oscillatory member has tail mounting means serving to detachably mount a tail, with the support defining an axis essentially perpendicular to the axis of the elongate shaft. The oscillatory member is rotatable for a number of degrees in each direction about the perpendicular axis, and a motion producing member is mounted on the elongate shaft at a location intermediate the ends thereof. An operative connection is formed between the motion producing means and the oscillatory member, so that a tail mounted on the oscillatory member will be caused to undertake a motion closely resembling that of a swimming fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Howard Margulis
  • Patent number: 4569147
    Abstract: A fishing lure of minimal buoyancy, having a propeller-driven tail that wriggles realistically in response to motion of the lure through the water. Minimal buoyancy is assured by the use of small diameter wire in the construction of the body of the lure, and mounting arms provided on upper and lower parts of the body of the lure permit the addition of weights, floats, or control surfaces so that the lure will run at a desired depth, such as during trolling. The fish hook is preferably disposed in the tail of the lure, which tail is readily detachable from the body of the lure when a fish is caught. Versatility of the lure is assured by the tail and the propeller being readily exchangeable for devices of a different configuration, such as when operating conditions, or the fish being sought, warrant a change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventor: Howard Margulis