Coaxial Of Spool Patents (Class 242/260)
  • Patent number: 11252949
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a spool supported between side plates of a reel body through a spool shaft; and a clutch mechanism that switches between a power transmission state that winds a fishing line and a power cutoff state capable of unwinding a fishing line by moving a pinion gear of a winding drive mechanism in an axial direction of the spool shaft by operating the switching operation member provided on the reel body to engage and disengage clutch engagement portions of the spool shaft and the pinion gear, wherein, provided between the bearing that supports the spool shaft and the clutch engagement portion on the spool shaft side are: a first elastic portion applying an elastic force to an end of the pinion gear in the power transmission state; and a second elastic portion constantly energizing a side of the bearing in the axial direction of the spool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Takumi Moriguchi, Yuichi Umezawa
  • Patent number: 10993426
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a drag gear coupled to a spool gear, and a drag engagement lever configured to be actuated between a first position to engage the drag gear with the spool gear and a second position to disengage the drag gear from the spool gear. The fishing reel further includes a first plurality of friction washers located on a first side of the drag gear and a second plurality of friction washers located on a second side of the drag gear and that match the first plurality of friction washers. The fishing reel further includes a first pressure pad and a second pressure pad, a star gear lever configured to rotate about a second axis, and a nut such that rotation of the star gear lever actuates the nut at least one of towards or away from the first pressure pad to increase or decrease drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ACCURATE GRINDING AND MFG. CORP. DBA ACCURATE FISHING PRODUCTS
    Inventors: David Nilsen, Douglas Nilsen
  • Patent number: 10721923
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel capable of reeling in and reeling out a fishing line includes a reel body, a spool, a spool shaft, an operating member, and an oscillating mechanism. The spool is rotatably supported by the reel body. The spool shaft supports the spool. The operating member is movably provided on the reel body and moves to perform an adjustment operation on a braking force that acts on the spool. The oscillating mechanism causes the fishing line to oscillate in the axial direction in synchronization with a rotation of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Kunio Takechi, Yohei Toake, Shunsaku Asaka, Kohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10219501
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a tubular pinion gear, a first bearing, a spool shaft, a spool attached to the spool shaft, and a clutch mechanism. The first bearing member supports an outer perimeter surface of a first end portion of the pinion gear. The spool shaft extends through an interior of the pinion gear and is rotatably supported in the reel body. The clutch mechanism is configured to switch between a clutch on state to connect the pinion gear and the spool shaft, and a clutch off state to release the connection between the pinion gear and the spool shaft. The spool shaft includes a support portion configured to support an inner perimeter surface of a second end portion of the pinion gear in the clutch on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Kunio Takechi, Takeshi Ikuta, Yohei Toake
  • Patent number: 9603348
    Abstract: A fishing reel having a line type marker. The fishing reel includes a frame, a spool fitted on the frame, and a handle fitted on a side of the frame to turn the spool, and further includes a line type marker including: a rotary member coupled to a mounting portion, which is provided at some or all of the frame, the spool, and the handle; a scale indication section on the rotary member; and a scale section around the rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DOYO ENGINEERINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kang Ho Hyun
  • Patent number: 9591837
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool and a handle. The reel unit includes a frame having an opening portion and a first side cover capable of being disposed in the opening portion. The spool is rotatably attached to the frame. The handle is configured to rotate the spool. The first side cover includes a cover body having an aperture and a blocking member blocking intrusion of a foreign object through the aperture. The blocking member is configured to be attached to the cover body on a side of the cover body facing the interior of the frame by elastic deformation. Further, the blocking member is retained on the cover body by a resilient force of the blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ikebukuro
  • Patent number: 9301513
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a spool shaft, and a spool body. The spool shaft is rotatably mounted to the reel body. The spool body is non-rotatably mounted to the spool shaft. The spool body has an insertion hole. The spool shaft is inserted into the insertion hole. The spool shaft has an insertion region. The insertion region is inserted into the insertion hole and is disposed to oppose a surface of the insertion hole. The insertion region has a first region and a second region. A first gap is disposed between the first region and the insertion hole. A second gap that is smaller than the first gap is disposed between the second region and the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ikebukuro
  • Patent number: 9004388
    Abstract: A fishing reel with interchangeable line-guiding system includes a body, a fishing reel, and an automated winding component. A lateral cover is fixed to the body. The body has therein the fishing reel. The fishing reel has therein a spindle. A toothed axle is disposed on the outer wall of the spindle inside the lateral cover, flanked by two first intermediate gears, and adapted to mesh with a big gear meshing with the two first intermediate gears. The automated winding component has a second intermediate gear fixed to the body. The second intermediate gear meshes with a line-guiding shaft gear. The line-guiding shaft gear is fixed to the end of a line-guiding shaft. The line-guiding shaft is disposed inside a line-protecting axle. A slider movable laterally is disposed on the outward wall of the line-guiding shaft to enable upward and downward casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Yao-Chu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8550392
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel clutch control device includes a tubular clutch cam, a clutch yoke, and a coupling yoke. The tubular clutch cam is configured to be rotated between a coupled position and a decoupled position in conjunction with movement of the clutch operating member between the first position and the second position. The clutch yoke is engaged with the clutch mechanism. The coupling member is configured to couple the tubular clutch cam and the clutch operating member, and configured to rotate the tubular clutch cam between the coupled position and the decoupled position The clutch return mechanism is coupled with the tubular clutch cam and the coupling member. The clutch return member includes a rotation member attached to a rotation shaft of the handle, a clutch return member, and a toggle spring member configured to urge the clutch return member towards either the engaged position or the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Shouji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7922113
    Abstract: In a fishing reel, the combination operable for braking the reel, comprising a reel spool having an axis, two axially spaced brake discs on the spool, a brake pad between the discs, and the discs interconnected to rotate together and move relatively toward the pad, a braking lever movable by the user to effect the disc relative movement, and pad engagement by the discs, a shaft extending axially, and bodily movable to effect the discs relative movement, the shaft being non-rotatable, and means including an actuator for displacing the shaft axially in response to lever movement, thereby to cause braking engagement of the discs, with the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Harout Alajajyan
  • Patent number: 7866587
    Abstract: A drag adjusting mechanism for a dual-bearing reel comprises a drag adjusting lever, a cam mechanism, and a rotation restricting portion. The drag adjusting lever rotates about a spool shaft between a drag release position and a maximum drag position. The cam mechanism has a cam surface that converts rotation of the drag adjusting lever into axial movement of the drag mechanism along the axial direction of the spool shaft. The rotation restricting member is provided on the cam surface and regulates rotation of the drag adjusting lever to the drag release position. The rotation restricting member has a protrusion with an apex, a first slanted surface extending from the apex toward a first position corresponding to a drag release position, and a second slanted surface extending from the apex in the direction opposite to the drag release position. The angle of the first slanted surface is smaller than the angle of the second slanted surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 7661618
    Abstract: The drag mechanism includes a friction disk, a cover member, a brake disk, and a drag adjusting mechanism. The friction disk is in a storage space of a first flange portion of a spool and has an engaging recess formed in an external circumferential surface. The cover member has a cylindrical portion that fits into an internal circumferential surface of the storage space, an engaging protrusion on a distal end surface of the cylindrical portion to engage with the engaging recess, and a protruding portion that mate closely with an end face of the first flange portion. The cover member is fixed to the first flange portion and covers the storage space from the outside. The brake disk is arranged in the storage space facing opposite the friction disk and constructed not to rotate in a line reel-out direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 7429011
    Abstract: A fishing reel with improved transmission efficiency is disclosed to include a shaft mounted in a casing, a spool sleeved onto the shaft, a brake pad mounted at one side of the spool, two disks mounted at two sides of the brake pad and rotatable by an external force, and a support set provided between the spool and the shaft. Thus, when the shaft is moved axially to a predetermined position, the shaft exerts a pressure to one disk and the spool via the support set, causing the brake pad to be clamped by the two disks. Therefore, the fishing reel is provided with excellent power transmission efficiency and strong spool braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Okuma Fishing Tackle Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 6648256
    Abstract: A lever drag fishing reel having multiple drag positions, including a strike position and a full drag position has a one-piece button spring assembly means for permitting the lever to advance from the strike position to the full drag position. The one-piece button spring assembly means comprising a button integrally joined with a spring and integrally joined with a bracket fixedly mounted to the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Eric K. Baisch
  • Patent number: 6457662
    Abstract: A spinning reel rotor drive device that keeps thrust force from acting upon the one-way clutch. The rotor drive device 5 for a spinning reel drives a rotor in the reeling direction according to the rotation of a handle rotatably supported on a reel unit, and prevents the rotor from reversing in the line winding-out direction, said apparatus comprising a face gear 11, a pinion gear 12, a bearing 16, a restriction member 17, and a rotation check mechanism 13. The bearing is fitted in a state of restricted movement to the rear thereof on the barrel 14 of the reel unit in order to rotatably support the pinion gear on the reel unit. The restriction member is fixed to the reel unit in order to restrict the forward movement of the bearing. The rotation check mechanism has a roller-type one-way clutch provided ahead of the restriction member, and prevents the rotor from reversing in the line winding-out direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 6412719
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel has a rotatable pinion with a gear train driven by a rotating handle, a spool rotatable in the direction of the rotating handle by transferring a rotational force from the pinion to a spool shaft. The pinion and spool shaft are made so that releasing the pinion from the spool shaft allows the spool to rotate freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Toyo Engineering Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: KwangHo Hyon
  • Patent number: 6402073
    Abstract: A position is added to the drag lever travel in a lever drag reel; which position is called the “strip” drag position; and which is positioned just above the free spool position. At this position, an additional detent is added, splitting the original steep cam rise into two sections to provide a light drag setting before achieving free spool; thus preventing the operator from accidentally placing the drag lever into a free spool condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Peter T. Datcuk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6286773
    Abstract: A double bearing reel is provided with a reel body (1), a handle having a handle shaft (31), a spool shaft (5) disposed in parallel with the handle shaft (31), a spool (4), a drag mechanism (6), and a first torque transmission mechanism (9a) for transmitting a rotation of the handle to the drag mechanism. The spool has a fishing line drum portion (4a) and flange portions (4b) and (4c) formed on both sides of the fishing line drum portion. A drag mechanism (6) has a brake portion (26) having a brake disc (55) disposed coaxially with the spool and cooperating with the spool, and a frictional disc (56) disposed to face and to be pressingly contactable with the brake disc and being non-rotatable in a fishing line feed direction, and a spool shaft moving mechanism (25) for braking the spool by the relative movement between the brake disc and the frictional disc in the press contact direction. The brake diameter is 90% or more of a fishing line windable diameter of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Ikuta
  • Patent number: 6216969
    Abstract: A fishing reel has an anti-reverse mechanism for preventing a reel spool or other rotary member from being undesirably rotated by pulling force acting in the direction in which the fishing line is unwound. The anti-reverse mechanism is provided with a one-way bearing connected to the reel body through a ratchet wheel and pawl. It is possible to effect reliable anti-reverse operation and minimize the slipping angle and impact force when anti-reverse operation is effected. According to one embodiment, a rotary handle shaft member extends between a reel support plate and an outer plate parallel to a spool shaft, with an inner end of the handle shaft rotatably supported by the support plate through a bearing while an outer, other end portion of the shaft is rotatably supported through a bearing unit slidably but prevented from rotating, i.e., being fixed within a cylindrical portion provided on the outer plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6152389
    Abstract: A clutch assembly for a fishing reel. In one embodiment, the inventive clutch assembly comprises: a clutch shell having a cylindrical exterior wall; a clutch contained in the clutch shell; a reel cover having a cylindrical cavity provided therein for receiving the clutch shell; at least one tab provided on the clutch shell; and a corresponding number of recesses provided in the reel cover for receiving the tabs to substantially prevent the clutch shell from rotating within the cavity. In another embodiment, the inventive clutch assembly comprises: a clutch shell having a cylindrical exterior wall; a clutch contained in the clutch shell; a reel cover having a cylindrical cavity formed therein for receiving the clutch shell; at least one tab provided in the cavity; and a corresponding number of recesses provided in the clutch shell for receiving the tabs to substantially prevent the clutch shell from rotating in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Hyunkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 6045073
    Abstract: A double bearing reel is provided with a reel body (1), a handle having a handle shaft (31), a spool shaft (5) disposed in parallel with the handle shaft (31), a spool (4), a drag mechanism (6), and a first torque transmission mechanism (9a) for transmitting a rotation of the handle to the drag mechanism. The spool has a fishing line drum portion (4a) and flange portions (4b) and (4c) formed on both sides of the fishing line drum portion. A drag mechanism (6) has a brake portion (26) having a brake disc (55) disposed coaxially with the spool and cooperating with the spool, and a frictional disc (56) disposed to face and to be pressingly contactable with the brake disc and being unrotatable in a fishing line feed direction, and a spool shaft moving mechanism (25) for braking the spool by the relative movement between the brake disc and the frictional disc in the press contact direction. The brake diameter is 90% or more of a fishing line windable diameter of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Ikuta
  • Patent number: 5904310
    Abstract: A fishing reel of a double bearing type includes a clutch member having an engaging portion which, during the movement of the clutch member between its rotation force transmission position and rotation force cut-off position, is caused to move along the inner peripheral surface of a bearing, wherein the engaging portion of the clutch member is structured such that, during the above movement, it is situated in the range of the inner peripheral surface of the bearing in a direction extending along the rotation axis of the spool shaft, and further wherein a clutch engaged portion engaged with the engaging portion is also structured such that it is situated in the range of the inner peripheral surface of the bearing in the direction extending along the rotation axis of the spool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeo Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5695141
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism of a reel for fishing which can provide a stable winding operation and a comfortable clutch switching operation under a large load. The clutch mechanism is provided between side plates 1a and 1b of a reel main body, and switches a spool between winding and free conditions such that a pinion gear meshing with a drive gear is engaged with and disengaged from a clutch engagement portion rotatable together with the spool with the aid of a clutch plate operable by a switching member. A limiting portion is provided on the switching member to prevent the clutch plate from moving in a direction opposite to the spool at the winding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 5613646
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fishing double-bearing type reel having a clutch mechanism which controls the engagement of a spool shaft thereby to switch the fishing-line take-up state and the fishing-line let-out state of the reel. In a fishing double-bearing type reel, a supporting shaft is provided coaxially with respect to a spool shaft on which a spool is mounted, and a pinion, which is rotated in association with the rotation of the handle, is mounted on the supporting shaft, and a rod-shaped engaging piece is provided on the pinion in such a manner that it is perpendicular to the axis, and is engaged with an recess formed in the end portion of the spool shaft. The engaging region where the rod-shaped engaging piece and the recess are engaged with each other is located as close to the common axis of the spool shaft and the supporting shaft as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeo Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5601245
    Abstract: A brake system for use in a double bearing type fishing reel. A brake cylinder storing frictional brake plates therein is accommodated within a radial space between a spool and a spool support shaft which are relatively rotatable. An engagement portion and a cooperative engagement portion are provided on the brake cylinder and the spool, respectively, so as to selectively engage with each other by the translational motion of the spool relative to the spool support shaft. The disengagement between the engagement portions of the spool and brake cylinder by the action of an operation member establishes a spool free condition in which the frictional brake plates apply no adverse influence onto the free rotation of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 5503344
    Abstract: In a double bearing type fishing reel requiring a large braking force between a spool and a central shaft, a brake device having a large braking surface is stored in the water-tight side chamber. The water-tight side chamber is disposed opposite from another chamber storing the drive device for inputting handle rotation. Since the drive device and brake device are disposed separately from each other on either side of the spool, the weight of the reel is well balanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4951898
    Abstract: A double bearing reel is provided which includes first and second main gears which have different diameters and are rotatably supported around a handle shaft. A sleeve is rotatably supported on the handle shaft. The sleeve includes a shifter for selectively transmitting rotation of the handle shaft to one of the first and second main gears, so that the shifter is operated to transmit rotation of the handle shaft to a spool to enable changing the rotation speed of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Shimano Industrial Company Limited
    Inventor: Noboru Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 4919360
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a housing rotatably mounting a spool. A clutch is mounted on the housing for generally linear movement to effect free rotation of the spool. An actuator member is mounted on the housing for manual engagement and for linear movement oblique to the linear movement of the clutch. A bell crank is connected by lost motion means between the clutch and the actuator for linearly moving the clutch in response to linear movement of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Zebco, Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4901944
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a drag adjustment mechanism comprising a plurality of drag washers in the form of friction plates mounted on a master gear shaft. The drag washers are urged into contact with a master gear that is selectively connectable to a spool shaft so that the master gear can rotate together with the master gear shaft and can slip relative thereto. A drag adjustment member is mounted on the master gear shaft and is operable to move the master gear shaft to urge the drag washers toward the master gear by pushing a ball bearing and a drag spring washer to thereby cause a drag adjustment. A drag preset member is mounted on the master gear shaft and is moveable along the master gear shaft to urge the drag washers toward the master gear by pushing the drag adjustment member, the ball bearing and the drag spring washer to thereby cause a drag adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Ryobi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhito Aoki
  • Patent number: 4899952
    Abstract: A double bearing type fishing reel including a pair of side frames, a spool shaft rotatably supported by the side frames through bearings, a spool concentrically fixed to the spool shaft; a handle shaft rotatably supported to one of the side frames, a handle fixed to an end portion of the handle shaft, a master gear fixed to the other end portion of the handle shaft, and a pinion engaged with the master gear and provided coaxially with the spool shaft,the pinion being movable in an axial direction of the spool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Ryobi Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhito Aoki