Patents by Inventor Michael Solheim

Michael Solheim 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: 5937569
    Abstract: An ascending fishing lure comprising a conventional fishing lure body with an upwardly-angled bill--the fishing line being attached beneath the bill at a point between the base of the bill and the belly of the lure body--so that tension on the line causes the lure to move forward and ascend in a controllable manner. The bill may be a generally planar configuration, or comprise a Z-shaped, tiered, or other non-uniform configuration. The lure is preferably used with a counterweight on the line disposed in front of and beneath the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventors: Michael Solheim, Dennis J. Burns