Reengageable Responsive To Drive Rotation Patents (Class 242/261)
  • Patent number: 11122787
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a reel body, a drive shaft, a handle, a one-way clutch, and a seal mechanism. The drive shaft is rotatably supported by the reel body. The handle includes a handle arm extending in a direction intersecting the drive shaft, and a handle-side accommodating part in which the drive shaft is partially accommodated. The one-way clutch is disposed in the handle-side accommodating part and transmits only rotation of the handle in the fishing line winding direction to the drive shaft. The seal mechanism prevents water from entering the handle-side accommodating part from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 11051501
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a reel body, a drive shaft, a handle, a first roller clutch, and a second roller clutch. The reel body includes a tubular body-side accommodating part. The handle includes a handle arm extending in a direction intersecting the drive shaft, and a tubular handle-side accommodating part disposed adjacent to the body-side accommodating part in the axial direction of the drive shaft and partially accommodating the drive shaft. The first roller clutch is disposed in the body-side accommodating part of the reel body and prohibits rotation of the drive shaft in a fishing line releasing direction. The second roller clutch is disposed in the handle-side accommodating part and transmits only rotation of the handle in a fishing line winding direction to the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 10765096
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel body, a cover member and a casting control mechanism. The cover member is disposed to cover the reel body from a first side plate side, and includes a cover part, a bulging part and a first boss part. The cover part is located outside a first side plate of a reel body of the dual-bearing reel in an axial direction. The bulging part bulges outward from the cover part in the axial direction. The first boss part has a shape protruding outward from the bulging part in the axial direction, and causes a spool shaft to be inserted therethrough. The casting control mechanism includes an operating member that is attached to the first boss part so as to be movable in the axial direction and protrudes at part of an outer periphery thereof from the bulging part as seen in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kunio Takechi, Youhei Toake, Motohiro Niitsuma
  • Patent number: 10701917
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel is described. A clutch mechanism transmits and interrupts the rotational force of the reel handle to the reel spool. A clutch-operating member is movably supported by the reel body between a first position and a second position, and is biased toward the first position. A clutch control mechanism includes a clutch cam that rotates only in one direction each time the clutch-operating member moves from the first to the second position. The clutch control mechanism alternately switches the clutch mechanism to the transmitting state and the interrupting state by rotation of the clutch cam. A clutch return mechanism returns the clutch to the transmitting state by rotation of the handle when the clutch mechanism is in the interrupting state. A regulating member regulates operation of the clutch return mechanism when the clutch mechanism is in the interrupting state by movement of the clutch-operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 10609917
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel is disclosed. The dual-bearing reel includes a metal frame, a pinion gear, a bearing, a clutch member, and a clutch supporting member made of resin. The metal frame supports a handle shaft. The pinion gear is configured to transmit the rotation of the handle shaft to a spool shaft. The bearing rotatably supports the pinion gear. The clutch member is used for switching the spool shaft and the pinion gear between a coupled state and a decoupled state. The resin clutch supporting member is fixed to the frame. The clutch supporting member supports the clutch member. The clutch supporting member includes a bearing support part for supporting the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SHIMANO COMPONENTS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD., SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Mohd Syamsul Johary Bin Ismail, Abu Supian Bin Ahmad, Keigo Kitajima, Baihaki Bin Sabtu, Muhd Syukri Nazry Bin Mustapha
  • Patent number: 10602730
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a regulating member, a fixation member and an operating lever. The regulating member includes a flange part. The operating lever includes a through hole penetrated by the regulating member. The operating lever is attached to the regulating member and interposed between the flange part and the fixation member. Additionally, the through hole has a minor axis and a major axis. One of the regulating member and the operating lever includes at least one engaging recess that is aligned in a circumferential direction and is opened in a radial direction. The other of the regulating member and the operating lever includes an engaging protrusion to be engaged with the at least one engaging recess. The engaging protrusion and the at least one engaging recess are set in an engaged state or a disengaged state by moving the operating lever in a direction of the major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 10477850
    Abstract: A bearing housing structure includes a bearing, a lid part and a supporting part. The bearing rotatably supports spool shaft. The lid part is opposite an end surface of the spool shaft and extends in a direction that intersects the spool shaft. The supporting part houses and supports the bearing and holds the lid part to oppose the end surface of the spool shaft. The supporting part includes a bearing hole and a lid hole, the bearing hole having the bearing inserted thereinto and removed therefrom, and the lid hole has a portion of the lid part inserted thereinto and removed therefrom in a direction intersecting the spool shaft and a direction along the lid part, and the lid part closes an opening of the bearing hole such that the lid part is held by the lid hole of the shaft supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Niitsuma, Satoshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10342224
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel being capable of regulating relative rotation between a drive gear that interlocks with a spool and a drive shaft includes a braking device, a ring, a drag adjustment part and a sound unit. The ring is configured to be integrally rotatable with the drive shaft, configured to be pressed toward the drive gear, and has a sound generating part disposed at an outer periphery thereof. The drag adjustment part is configured to adjust a pressing force of the braking device. The sound unit is mounted to the drive gear and extends toward the sound generating part, so as to contact the sound generating part in an axial direction of the drive gear, and is configured to generate sound by interfering with the sound generating part by relative rotation between the drive gear and the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 10253826
    Abstract: A clutch control mechanism configured to allow or block a transmission of a rotation of a handle to a spool in response to either a rotating of the handle or an operating of a clutch operating member. The clutch control mechanism includes a clutch cam, a clutch plate, and a positioning structure. The clutch cam is rotatably mounted to the reel unit, and is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The first position blocks the transmission of the rotation of the handle. The second position allows the transmission of the rotation of the handle. The clutch plate is coupled to the clutch operating member and to the clutch cam, and is unitarily rotatable with the clutch cam. The positioning structure to position the clutch cam from outside in a radial direction about a rotational axis of the clutch cam when the clutch cam is disposed in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMANO COMPONENTS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
    Inventor: Abu Supian Bin Ahmad
  • Patent number: 9888678
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a frame and a crank shaft mounted to the frame. A kick lever is provided for selective engagement with teeth of a ratchet element keyed to the crank shaft. The kick lever selectively engages the ratchet element to place the reel in one of a cast state and a retrieve state. In one embodiment, the kick lever defines a base portion, a support post, a tooth engaging post and a horizontal reinforcing member that define a window. The window receives an attachment member that slidably secures the kick lever and prevents the kick lever from vertical movement during heavy loads. The unique design of the kick lever prevents the kick lever from moving in undesired directions, thereby ensuring that smooth performance of the reel and prevention of jamming of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Hyunkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 9737061
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism includes a clutch portion and a pinion gear. The pinion gear has an engaging part and a gear part. The engaging part is located on a first end as a spool-side end of the pinion gear and is capable of being engaged with the clutch portion. The gear part is meshed with the drive gear. The gear part has helical teeth enabling the pinion gear to be urged toward the spool by the drive gear. The engaging part has a bottom and a first wall. The first wall extends from the bottom toward the first end and tilts in the same direction as the helical teeth with respect to the spool shaft such that the pinion gear is urged oppositely to the spool by the clutch portion when the engaging part is engaged with the clutch portion and receives transmission of rotation in a fishing-line releasing direction from the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Akira Niitsuma, Etsuyoshi Watarai, Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9615559
    Abstract: A reel equipped with a line guide. The reel includes: a reel body having a spool; a level winder including a double threaded-shaft mounted ahead of the spool on the reel body; and a line guide having a body having a corresponding fastening portion coupled to the double threaded-shaft of the level winder and having a guide portion that is formed at an upper portion of the body and through which a fishing line passes, in which a line contact-reinforcing member made of a wear resistance material is disposed in the line guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DOYO ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho Hyun
  • Patent number: 9591838
    Abstract: A clutch operating member for a dual-bearing reel is disposed at a rear of a reel body of the dual-bearing reel and casts a fishing line in a forward direction. The clutch operating member includes a movable part and a first operating unit. The movable part is movably disposed on the reel body, and is configured to be selectively disposed between a clutch-off position which sets the clutch mechanism in the clutch-off state and a clutch-on position which sets the clutch mechanism in the clutch-on state. The first operating unit has a first end and a second end, is pivotably coupled to the movable part at the first and second ends, and is configured to return the movable part from the clutch-off position to the clutch-on position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 9510577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fishing reel having a hybrid clutch. The clutch controls rotation of a spool such that when casting a fishing line, the rotation of the spool is not restricted, and only when a handle is rotated to reel in the fishing line is the rotation of the spool restricted so that the spool can be rotated only in the direction in which the fishing line is reeled in. For this, the fishing reel includes: an integrated clutch unit including a clutch link coupled to the clutch bar, and a clutch cam connected to the clutch link and rotated around a shaft of the spool; and a ratchet pawl coupled to the clutch cam by a hinge and selectively coming into contact with a ratchet provided on a rotating shaft of the handle depending on rotation of the clutch cam, thus controlling the rotation of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DOYO ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kang-Ho Hyun
  • Patent number: 9402380
    Abstract: In the present dual-bearing reel, a pinion gear has a body, a first support part, a second support part, a gear part and a narrowed part. The first support part is disposed on a first end side of the body. The second support part is disposed on a second end side of the body. The gear part is disposed so as to be spaced from the first support part at an interval between the first support part and the second support part. The narrowed part is disposed between the first support part and the gear part. The narrowed part includes an outer diameter greater than an outer diameter of the second support part and less than a root circle diameter of the gear part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Niitsuma
  • Patent number: 9307751
    Abstract: One object is to maintain the moving performance of a power transmission member for a long period and maintain excellent operation of a clutch mechanism. In accordance with one aspect, the clutch mechanism includes a power transmission member supported by a bearing so as to be rotatable and movable in an axial direction of the spool shaft, the power transmission member being switched between a line-winding state wherein the power transmission member is moved toward the spool and transmits a rotational drive force from the handle to the spool shaft and a free-spool state wherein the power transmission member is moved opposite to the spool and shuts off the rotational drive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mikiharu Kobayashi, Hiroshi Toma
  • Patent number: 9307750
    Abstract: A pinion gear for a dual-bearing reel, the pinion gear is configured to be meshed with a drive gear. The pinion gear includes a first support portion, a gear portion, a clutch control portion, and a plated coating. The first support portion is supported by the reel unit through a first bearing. The first support portion is rotatable and axially movable with respect to the first bearing. The gear portion is configured to be meshed with the drive gear. The first support portion is disposed on a first side of the gear portion. The clutch control portion is disposed between the first support portion and the gear portion. The clutch control portion includes an outer diameter smaller than that of the first support portion and an outer diameter of the gear portion. The plated coating is formed on at least an outer peripheral surface of the first support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Akira Niitsuma
  • Publication number: 20150090822
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism includes a clutch pin, a pinion gear, a first bearing, a second bearing and a clearance adjusting part. The pinion gear is axially movable to an on-position that causes the pinion gear to engage with the clutch pin and be unitarily rotatable with the spool shaft and an off-position that causes the pinion gear to disengage from the clutch pin. The first bearing is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of a first support part of the pinion gear. The second bearing is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of a second support part of the pinion gear. The clearance adjusting part is configured to partially reduce a clearance between an inner peripheral surface of a through hole and the outer peripheral surface of the spool shaft at the clearance adjusting part in an on-state of the clutch mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi IKUTA
  • Publication number: 20150090823
    Abstract: One object is to maintain the moving performance of a power transmission member for a long period and maintain excellent operation of a clutch mechanism. In accordance with one aspect, the clutch mechanism includes a power transmission member supported by a bearing so as to be rotatable and movable in an axial direction of the spool shaft, the power transmission member being switched between a line-winding state wherein the power transmission member is moved toward the spool and transmits a rotational drive force from the handle to the spool shaft and a free-spool state wherein the power transmission member is moved opposite to the spool and shuts off the rotational drive force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mikiharu Kobayashi, Hiroshi Toma
  • Patent number: 8777146
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool, a handle, a clutch mechanism, a clutch operation member, a clutch return mechanism, and a clutch control mechanism. The clutch control mechanism includes a clutch plate that moves in conjunction with movement of the clutch operation member from the on position to the off position and causes the clutch operation member to move from the off position to the on position in conjunction with the operation of the clutch return mechanism. The clutch operation member includes a contact portion at which the clutch operation member contacts at least first end surfaces of the clutch plate. The contact portion includes a first contact portion that is urged to the side of the reel unit by the clutch plate when the clutch operation member is moved from the off position to the on position by the clutch plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ikebukuro, Takanori Maruoka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130193250
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool, a handle, a clutch mechanism, a clutch operation member, a clutch return mechanism, and a clutch control mechanism. The clutch control mechanism includes a clutch plate that moves in conjunction with movement of the clutch operation member from the on position to the off position and causes the clutch operation member to move from the off position to the on position in conjunction with the operation of the clutch return mechanism. The clutch operation member includes a contact portion at which the clutch operation member contacts at least first end surfaces of the clutch plate. The contact portion includes a first contact portion that is urged to the side of the reel unit by the clutch plate when the clutch operation member is moved from the off position to the on position by the clutch plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventor: Shimano Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130087648
    Abstract: A fishing reel having a reel housing comprising a ring gear with a rod mount directly or indirectly attached to the ring gear and a spool positioned within the ring gear, a reel crank adapted to impart rotational movement to the spool, a line guide positioned radially outwardly from the spool, a flange hingedly attached to the spool, wherein the spool may be positioned in a first casting position wherein the axis of the spool is generally parallel to a fishing rod when the rod mount is mounted to the fishing rod; and wherein the spool is movable 90 degrees with respect to the flange to be positioned in a second reeling position, wherein the axis of the spool is generally perpendicular to a fishing line being retrieved upon line retrieval; and wherein as the reel crank is rotated the spool orbitally rotates within the ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: William Joseph Lombardo
  • Patent number: 8382022
    Abstract: A spinning reel for fishing includes: a reel body including a front portion; a handle provided in the reel body; a cap-shaped cover body including a surrounding wall mounted in the front portion of the reel body; a spool on which a fishing line is to be wound; a rotor including a fishing line guide part, the rotor being rotated by the rotational manipulation of the handle to wind the fishing line on the spool; a driving part passing through the cover body and transmitting the rotation of the handle to the rotor; a support part provided in the front portion of the reel body and supporting the driving part; and a magnetic seal device mounted in the cover body and including a magnet, a cylindrical magnetic body forming a magnetic circuit between the magnetic body and the magnet and magnetic fluid maintained between the magnet and the magnetic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Globeride, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masashi Fujioka
  • Patent number: 7398939
    Abstract: An electric fishing reel has a power transmission mechanism for transmitting rotational driving force based on a drive motor and a manual handle to a spool; and a clutch mechanism for switching the power transmission mechanism between a power transmitting state and a power cutoff state. The power transmission mechanism includes a planetary gear mechanism disposed on the drive motor; a first rotor with which the planetary gear mesh; a second rotor which is driven and coupled to the first rotor through a belt; and a clutch actuating member fitted and rotationally locked in the second rotor to be movable in an axial direction and is moved in the axial direction. An engaging portion of the clutch actuating member is capable of switching the power transmission mechanism between a power transmitting state and a power cutoff state by engaging with or disengaging from a retaining portion of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Terauchi, Shinji Murakami
  • Patent number: 6942171
    Abstract: A fishing reel has a spool with a spindle and the spindle has a retaining portion to be engaged and disengaged with a slot of a gear rod. The retaining portion is provided with two guiding faces. While the spool is rotating in high speed, the retaining portion has its distal end running into the slot by the guiding faces first. And, while the spool rotates continuously to a predetermined angle, the retaining portion totally moves into the slot. The fishing reel can stop the spool while the spool is rotating in high speed and to prevent the spindle and the gear rod from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Liang-Jen Chang
  • Publication number: 20020033426
    Abstract: Dual-bearing reel, having two clutch-operating handles for performing different clutch operations, designed to facilitate maintenance work on the interior of the handle-mounting side. A mechanism mounting plate (11) for the dual-bearing reel is provided on a side cover (7) on the handle-mounting side of the reel body, and meanwhile on a side plate (9) on the handle-mounting side, which lets the spool (12) pass through, two clutch-operating handles (17), (27) are fitted for shifting without coming of. Further, a clutch plate (55) that, linked to the two clutch-operating handles (17), (27) engages with a clutch switching mechanism, is provided within the mechanism mounting space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Keigo Kitajima, Ong San Cheng
  • Patent number: 6315228
    Abstract: A baitcasting reel includes right and left cases constituting a reel body, and a level wind mechanism and a rotatable member disposed between walls of the right and left cases. The walls of the right and left cases and components interconnecting these walls are formed of a single material into an integral, one-piece unit. A lid is attached the integral, one-piece unit so that one of the cases has a space for accommodating a braking mechanism to act on a line takeup spool. The reel body has such an outer surface that outer wall surfaces of the integral, one-piece unit and lid are formed on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 6247663
    Abstract: An operating member (6) having a shaft portion fitted with the lever (23) of a clutch operating mechanism is provided with a moving guide portion (6b) including an eccentric mating portion (6a) and an arcuate long hole. One end portion (7a) of an urging member (7) including a dead point spring is inserted into and mated with the moving guide portion (6b), whereas the other end portion (7b) is inserted into and mated with a hole 1d bored in a side frame (1b). The dead point exists on a line a connecting the center of the operating member (6) and the center of the other end portion (7b) of the urging member (7). In the winding condition of a fishline, the operating member (6) is pivoted clockwise and the one end portion of the urging member (7) is mated with the end of the clockwise direction within the moving guide portion (6b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6045074
    Abstract: A fishing reel has a frame with first and second laterally spaced parts with a line storage space therebetween, and an operating mechanism on the frame. The operating mechanism includes a rotatable line carrying spool, a rotatable crank element, and a drive connection between the crank element and spool. The drive connection includes a first element that is selectively repositionable between a) an engaged position wherein the operating mechanism is in a retrieve state in which the drive connection transmits a rotative force from the crank element through the drive connection to the spool and b) a disengaged position wherein the drive connection is disengaged and the operating mechanism is in a cast state in which the spool is freely rotatable to allow line to pay off of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Hyunkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 6012666
    Abstract: A baitcasting reel comprises a spool which is rotatably supported between a pair of frame plates of a reel frame body or a pair of side plates respectively secured to the frame plates and is connected to a handle through a driving force transmission means, and a clutch mechanism provided in the driving force transmission means, for selectively keeping the spool in any one of a retrieving condition and a casting condition. Both ends of the spool are supported on the frame plates or the side plates through bearings, respectively. The driving force transmission means is connected with the end of the spool through the clutch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Ryobi Limited
    Inventors: Toshihiko Hogaki, Yukihisa Sato
  • Patent number: 5996919
    Abstract: A fishing reel of a double bearing type is provided in which the center of gravity of the reel and handle position are situated nearer to the position of the hand holding the reel to thereby be able to perform the fishline take-up operation of the handle stably. A fishing reel of an embodiment includes a reel main body which includes two left and right side frames. A support plate and a reel side plate are mounted on the outside of the left side frame, while a reel side plate is mounted on the outside of the right side frame. A spool is interposed between the left and right side frames and is fixed to a spool shaft. The spool is structured such that it can be rotated by a handle. A handle shaft is disposed in the rear of the spool shaft on the opposite side to a fishline play-out direction. Between the left and right side frames, a level wind device is disposed in front of the spool on the fishline play-out direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murayama, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Toshiro Ono, Shinichi Asano
  • Patent number: 5941471
    Abstract: A double bearing type reel for fishing in which a series of operations from changing over the clutch to thumbing can be smoothly, quickly and easily conducted. A clutch changeover operation member is provided to conduct a changeover operation of the clutch mechanism by being displaced in the longitudinal direction of the reel. The operational member is arranged at a position at which the clutch changeover operation member can be operated by a finger tip of a thumb when the thumb is extended diagonally from a hand of a fisher man who holds the reel body. A finger setting section is arranged in the operation member in the direction of diagonally extending thumb of the hand of the fisher man holding the reel body in such a manner that the finger setting section diagonally cross the longitudinal direction of the reel body, so that the operation member for changing over the clutch is operated when the thumb is set in the finger setting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Daiwa, Seiko, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murayama, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5921490
    Abstract: A double-bearing reel is equipped with a reel main body, which has a pair of side plates, a spool, a handle, a rotation transmitting mechanism which transmits the rotational force of the handle to the spool, a clutch mechanism which is used for the transmission or interruption of rotational force between the handle and spool, left and right levers, a thumb rest, and a connecting member. The left and right levers are respectively installed adjacent to the side plates, and are levers which are used to operate the clutch mechanism. The connecting member is installed below and behind the axis of rotation of the spool, and is a member which connects the left and right levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Shimano, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • 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: 5875986
    Abstract: A fishing reel of the double bearing type is provided which enhances the ability of releasing a fishline. The fishing reel of the double bearing type includes a spool (5) rotatably supported on a reel body, and this spool includes a fishline-winding barrel portion (50), and a pair of flanges (51). D is not more than 50 mm, and (d/D) is 50.about.80% where D represents an outer diameter of the spool, and d represents a diameter of a bottom of the fishline-winding barrel portion of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeo Miyazaki, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5855330
    Abstract: A double bearing type reel for fishing, the rotational resistance of the spool of which can be decreased in the case of unwinding the fishing line, while the mechanical strength of the clutch is ensured. The outer diameter of the bearing to support the spool shaft on the clutch mechanism side is made smaller than the overall length of the clutch engaging pin, and there is provided a pin insertion groove, into which the clutch engaging pin can be inserted, in the bearing holding section of the frame to hold the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Mikiharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5850979
    Abstract: A fishing reel of a double bearing type is provided in which the center of gravity of the reel and handle position are situated nearer to the position of the hand holding the reel to thereby be able to perform the fishline take-up operation of the handle stably. A fishing reel of an embodiment includes a reel main body (A) which includes two left and right side frames (1, 1'). A support plate (1") and a reel side plate (2) are mounted on the outside of the left side frame (1), while a reel side plate (3) is mounted on the outside of the right side frame (1'). A spool (11) is interposed between the left and right side frames (1, 1') and is fixed to a spool shaft (4). The spool (11) is structured such that it can be rotated by a handle (17). A handle shaft (6) is disposed in the rear of the spool shaft (4) on the opposite side to a fishline play-out direction. Between the left and right side frames (1, 1'), a level wind device (B) is disposed in front of the spool (11) on the fishline play-out direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murayama, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Toshiro Ono, Shinichi Asano
  • Patent number: 5810273
    Abstract: A fishing reel having a frame, a line carrying spool, first structure for mounting the line carrying spool to the frame for rotation about a first axis, and a reel operating mechanism that is placeable selectively in a) a cast state and b) a retrieve state. The reel operating mechanism includes a crank handle with a crank shaft and second structure responsive to operation of the crank handle for a) rotating the line carrying spool around the first axis to retrieve line onto the spool with the reel operating mechanism in a retrieve state and b) changing the reel operating mechanism from the cast state into the retrieve state. The second structure includes a slider that is movable relative to the frame between a first position with the reel operating mechanism in the retrieve state and a second position with the reel operating mechanism in the cast state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Zebco Div. of Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Leon Carpenter
  • Patent number: 5799890
    Abstract: A fishing reel having a frame with first and second laterally spaced parts with a line storage space therebetween, and an operating mechanism on the frame. The operating mechanism includes a rotatable line carrying spool, a rotatable crank element, and a drive connection between the crank element and spool. The drive connection includes a first element that is selectively repositionable between a) an engaged position wherein the operating mechanism is in a retrieve state in which the drive connection transmits a rotative force from the crank element through the drive connection to the spool and b) a disengaged position wherein the drive connection is disengaged and the operating mechanism is in a cast state in which the spool is freely rotatable to allow line to pay off of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Hyunkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 5799891
    Abstract: A fishing reel of the multiplier type comprises a rotatable line spool which is mounted on a shaft. A clutch member having a gear is mounted on the shaft. The gear meshes with a driving gear which is rotatable by means of a handle. The clutch member is displaceable along the shaft between an engaging position, in which it is connected to the line spool for rotation thereof, and a disengaging position, in which it is disconnected from the line spool. The clutch member is displaceable from its first to its second position by means of a trigger which actuates a clutch mechanism for displacement of the clutch member. The clutch mechanism comprises a disk which is turnable by the trigger and has ramp elements for cooperation with ramp elements on a yoke supporting the clutch member. The disk cooperates with a spring assembly having a cam curve with a first cam surface, a second cam surface and an intermediate crest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Berkley Inc.
    Inventor: Borje Moosberg
  • Patent number: 5791576
    Abstract: In a double bearing type reel for fishing, an engaging portion is formed in a spool shaft which can be engaged with an engaging portion formed in a pinion gear slidably fitted with the spool shaft. Further, chamfered surfaces which widen outwardly from each of two boundary lines between mutually opposing cylindrical peripheral surfaces and mutually opposing slitted portions of the engaging portion are provided. The engaging operation of the pinion gear can be executed smoothly due to the rotation action of the pinion gear as well as due to the induction actions of the chamfered portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeo Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 5775614
    Abstract: A fishing reel of a double bearing type which, when a spool is free, can switch the linked condition of the spool with a fishing line guide part over to the non-linked condition thereof, thereby being able to reduce the rotation resistance of the spool, enhance the spool-free rotation performance of the reel, extend the fishing line carry of the reel, and improve the fishing line play-out performance of the reel. Within an outer side plate, there is a drive device for driving a spool and a clutch mechanism for switching the condition of the spool and, within an outer side plate, there is a level wind drive switching device for switching the condition of a level wind device. The level wind drive switching device includes an engaging portion which is made up of an engaging portion formed in a spool shaft and an engaging portion formed in a drive gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5772139
    Abstract: A baitcasting reel includes a spool, right and left frames rotatably supporting the spool therebetween, and a clutch mechanism for selectively allowing, when disengaged, free rotation of the spool and transmitting, when engaged, a drive force from a handle to the spool. The clutch mechanism is disengaged and engaged respectively by a disengaging portion and an engaging portion disposed distantly from each other. The engaging portion and the disengaging portion are disposed between the right and left frames and opposed to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 5746381
    Abstract: A fishing reel having a clutch mechanism including end planes (7g, 7i) formed, respectively, next to engaging recesses (7e, 7f) with which an engaging protrusion (8) rotated in the fishing line releasing direction comes into impact contact. The end planes (7g, 7i) form an increased thickness portion which enhances the mechanical strength of the engaging recesses (7e, 7f). Since the mechanical strength of the engaging recesses (7e, 7f) is enhanced, edge portions of the engaging recesses (7e, 7f) are not deformed or scraped away by the impact force caused when the engaging protrusion (8) collides with the engaging recesses (7e, 7f). Therefore, it is possible for the engaging protrusion (8) to engage the pinion engaging recesses (7e, 7f) smoothly, normally and positively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    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: 5639038
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fishing reel including a line tension measuring device which is capable of adjusting a drag force properly. In the line tension measuring device, magnetostrictive magnetic thin bands are bonded to the outer periphery of a spool shaft, a coil is provided in such a manner that it is opposed to the magnetic thin bands, variations in the permeabilities of the respective magnetostrictive thin bands caused by variations in the tension of a fishline are measured as variations in the induced voltage of the coil, the values of the measured variations are converted to the line tensions, and the line tensions are displayed on the display portion of the line tension measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Haruomi Hirose
  • Patent number: 5607117
    Abstract: A fishing reel of the multiplier type has a frame, a line spool shaft which is mounted in the frame, and a rotatable line spool which is mounted on the shaft. A clutch member having a gear portion and an engaging portion is mounted on the shaft. The gear portion meshes with a driving gear which is rotatable by a handle. The clutch member is displaceable along the shaft between an engaging position, in which its engaging portion is connected to the line spool for rotation thereof, and a disengaging position, in which the engaging portion is disconnected from the line spool. The clutch member is displaceable back and forth between its engaging position and its disengaging position by a trigger which actuates a clutch mechanism for displacement of the clutch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Abu AB
    Inventor: Patrik Svensson
  • Patent number: 5601246
    Abstract: A fishing reel which allows anglers to perform a reasonable spool operation according to the sizes of their hands and according to the their tastes to thereby enjoy fishing under the optimum condition. In the portions of right and left side frames provided in a reel main body respectively existing in the rear portion of the reel main body, there are formed elongated holes into which projecting portions provided in the two sides of a thumb placement member are movably inserted, respectively. A pin provided in the projecting portion of the thumb placement member is inserted into an elongated hole formed in a clutch lever of a clutch operating member, so that the thumb placement member is connected to the clutch operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5598983
    Abstract: A baitcasting reel includes a spool, right and left frames rotatably supporting the spool therebetween, and a clutch mechanism for selectively allowing, when disengaged, free rotation of the spool and transmitting, when engaged, a dive force from a handle to the spool. The clutch mechanism is disengaged and engaged respectively by a disengaging portion and an engaging portion disposed distantly from each other. The engaging portion and the disengaging portion are disposed between the right and left frames and opposed to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato