Patents by Inventor James B. Lepage

James B. Lepage 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: 8522472
    Abstract: A fishing rod having improved strength and durability to weight characteristics is provided using a thermoplastic toughened epoxy resin. The method of manufacturing this fishing rod includes the use of an insulating layer around rod blanks during a high temperature cure stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, James B. Logan, Steven M. Hemkens
  • Publication number: 20110272079
    Abstract: A fishing rod having improved strength and durability to weight characteristics is provided using a thermoplastic toughened epoxy resin. The method of manufacturing this fishing rod includes the use of an insulating layer around rod blanks during a high temperature cure stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, James B. Logan, Steven M. Hemkens
  • Patent number: 8001716
    Abstract: A fishing rod having improved strength and durability to weight characteristics is provided using a thermoplastic toughened epoxy resin. The method of manufacturing this fishing rod includes the use of an insulating layer around rod blanks during a high temperature cure stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, James B. Logan, Steven M. Hemkens
  • Patent number: 7770235
    Abstract: An improved fishing wader uses light weight nylon faced laminate material and taped unsewn sonic welds to achieve a durable, light weight, comfortable wader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Megan E. Babcock, Michael S. Quartararo
  • Publication number: 20090282602
    Abstract: An improved fishing wader uses light weight nylon faced laminate material and taped unsewn sonic welds to achieve a durable, light weight, comfortable wader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: THE ORVIS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES B. Lepage, Megan E. Babcock, Michael S. Quartararo
  • Patent number: 6513743
    Abstract: An anti-reverse large arbor fly fishing reel is provided which is robust in design and has a superior drag. The reel includes a drag offset structure allowing an angler to switch between a preset light drag to a preset heavy drag while still allowing full adjustability of drag force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Leigh H. Perkins, Jr., James B. Lepage
  • Patent number: 6360475
    Abstract: A fishing rod is provided in which unwanted vibration is damped and casting characteristics are improved. Vibration damping elastomeric material is provided as a tapered element within the hollow rod blank near the rod tip and/or as an intervening layer between the rod blank and the rod grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Earl D. Duback, Charles N. Corrado, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6155508
    Abstract: A large arbor fly fishing reel is provided with a smooth drag and the ability to change spools without removing any additional parts. The reel is provided with spring loaded locking tabs permanently fixed to a spool base which retain the spool upon the spool base and a drag to which pressure is applied through a central spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Lepage
  • Patent number: 6092324
    Abstract: A fishing rod is provided in which unwanted vibration is damped and casting characteristics are improved. Vibration damping elastomeric material is provided as a tapered element within the hollowed rod blank near the rod tip and/or as an intervening layer between the rod blank and the rod grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Earl D. Duback, Charles N. Corrado, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5685108
    Abstract: A fishhook having improved catch-and-release characteristics is described. The fishhook does not have a conventional barb but rather has two depressions with sharp leading edges in the wire of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Thomas C. Rosenbauer
  • Patent number: D515656
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, James M. Rowinski, Mark Harris
  • Patent number: D521105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Lepage
  • Patent number: D558299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Lepage, Steven M. Hemkens