Patents by Inventor John E. Wicht

John E. Wicht 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: 5588247
    Abstract: A noise-making rattle jig for use in fishing having a solid metallic body of generally circular cross-section with a forwardly extending body extension of lesser diameter having a fish hook secured to the forwardmost end, and an eyelet for attaching the jig to a fish line at the opposite end of the body. A rattle chamber is provided within the body with at least one noise-making rattle element held loosely within the chamber. A fiber weed guard is secured to the body and extends radially outwardly spaced rearwardly from the barb of the fish hook. The body extension is provided with at least one annular channel to which a rubber camouflage skirt or other accessory may be attached to the jig. Because of environmental concerns the body, body extension and cap are preferably formed from lead-free brass. All other elements are desirably composed of non-leaching non-toxic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: John E. Wicht
  • Patent number: 5259151
    Abstract: A noise-making fish line sinker including an inner chamber with one or more noise-making elements loosely held within the chamber. The sinker has a bullet-shaped body with a generally cylindrical base at one end tapering to a blunt point at the other. A central generally cylindrical cavity extends into the body from the base end. A generally cylindrical plug tightly fit into the base end of the cavity partially fills the cavity and defines one wall of the chamber. A central line-receiving passage extends through the sinker body and plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Inventor: John E. Wicht
  • Patent number: D390622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: John E. Wicht
  • Patent number: D404460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: John E. Wicht