Coaxial With Spool Patents (Class 242/303)
  • Patent number: 9738353
    Abstract: A marker buoy constructed of a main shaft extending vertically when in use and including a marker flag, a floating body, and a spool mounted to the main shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Richardson
  • Patent number: 9038934
    Abstract: A fly reel comprises a housing having a back plate, a spindle extending from the back plate, a spool rotatably mounted on the spindle, an adjustable drag assembly fixed to the spool and rotatably mounted with the spool, the adjustable drag assembly is adapted to provide controlled friction against the spool during rotation of the spool, a crank member for rotating the spool in a first direction, and a one way clutch operatively associated with the spindle for permitting rotation of the crank member in the first direction only whereby the spool is adapted to rotate independent of the crank in a second direction that is opposite the first direction. In addition, the drag adjustment knob of the reel is disposed on the same side as the reel crank handle and the drag components may be sealed within a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory A. Header, Gregory E. Miller, Timothy Wiest
  • Patent number: 8919684
    Abstract: An auxiliary drag system for a spinning reel comprising a generally cylindrical reel body having a standard rotor assembly for spooling fishing line onto a spool member. A standard handle assembly is operatively attached to the rotor assembly via drive gears. A standard spool assembly comprises the spool member and a spool shaft. A standard primary drag system has a clutch assembly located in the spool assembly. A spool shaft sleeve is generally located over the spool shaft and through the reel body and the rotor assembly. Upon rotation of the auxiliary drag lever in a first direction, the spool shaft sleeve is moved in an inline direction with respect to the spool shaft via the threaded auxiliary drag nut toward and frictionally engaging a spool member bushing located on the spool member thereby imposing a degree of frictional drag to the rotation of the spool member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jason L. Alzamora, Gerardo Alzamora
  • Patent number: 8899505
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fishing reel. A brake dial is provided in the side of an outer cover outside of a spool cover. An externally controllable brake device is provided between the brake dial and the spool cover such that the brake device is operated according to adjustment of the brake dial. A brush-type brake unit is fixed to the externally controllable brake device in the side of an inner surface of the spool cover so as to control the rotary force of the spool while laterally moving in response to actuation of the externally controllable brake device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cocus, Inc.
    Inventor: Eun-Ki Sim
  • Patent number: 8820670
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel for forwardly releasing a fishing line includes a reel unit, a handle, a spool shaft, a spool, and a rotary operation knob. The reel unit includes a frame, a first cover, a second cover, and a shaft support part. The first cover has a recess and a circular opening formed in the recess. The shaft support part is mounted to the first cover, and is relatively rotatable to the first cover. The shaft support part is pivotable between an attachment position and a detachment position. The shaft support part has a knob portion disposed astride the opening. The spool is mounted to the spool shaft to be rotated in conjunction with rotation of the handle. The rotary operation knob is disposed concentrically to the spool shaft in a position where the knob portion is disposed axially outside and astride the rotary operation knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 8820669
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a handle, a spool shaft, a spool, and a casting control mechanism. The handle is rotatably supported by the reel unit. The spool shaft is rotatably supported at an end thereof by the shaft support part. The spool is mounted onto the spool shaft, where the spool is configured to be rotated in conjunction with rotation of the handle. The casting control mechanism includes a brake knob rotatably supported by the shaft support part, a first plate being disposed to be contactable with the brake knob and one of end surfaces of the spool shaft, and a second plate being disposed to be contactable with the other of end surfaces of the spool shaft. The brake knob is disposed entirely in the recess. The first plate is configured to be pressed in conjunction with rotation of the brake knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Kunio Takechi
  • Patent number: 8695910
    Abstract: A fishing reel has an externally controllable brake system including a brake dial provided on a left side cover outside a spool cover. The brake system is provided between the brake dial and the spool cover so as to externally control a rotary force of a spool. The brake system includes a rotary section rotating together with a rotary motion of the brake dial, and a brake housing provided close to the rotary section so as to laterally slide in response of the rotation of the rotary section, wherein an inner ring is fixed to the brake housing on an inner surface of the spool cover so as to stop the rotary motion of the spool while being guided along the brake housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cocus, Inc.
    Inventor: Eun-Ki Sim
  • Patent number: 8651409
    Abstract: A brake-adjusting assembly for a fishing reel with a spool and has a first brake-adjusting device and a second brake-adjusting device. The first brake-adjusting device is mounted around a spindle of the spool and has a clutch cam and a lever mount. The clutch cam has a main plate body, a mounting tube, a spring and an abutting base formed on and protruding from the main plate body. The lever mount abuts with the clutch cam and has two pushing blocks, a mounting recess and at least one lever. The second brake-adjusting device is connected to the first brake-adjusting device and the spindle and has a connecting mount, a threaded tube and an adjusting switch. The connecting mount is mounted in the mounting recess. The threaded tube is mounted in the connecting mount to screw with the spindle. The adjusting switch is securely connected to the connecting mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Shih-Yuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 8534583
    Abstract: A drag mechanism for a fishing reel having a dual braking configuration to provide efficient drag control is provided. A spool is rotatable on a drag shaft. A first braking pad and a second braking pad are disposed on opposite ends of the spool. A first braking surface engages the first braking pad, and a second braking surface engages the second braking pad. Means are provided for translating each of the first braking surface and the second braking surface on the drag shaft to control the engagement with each of the first braking pad and second braking pad, respectively. More braking force is provided when the first braking surface and the second braking surface are translated toward the longitudinal center of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Accurate Fishing Products
    Inventor: Nilsen David
  • Patent number: 8424790
    Abstract: A brake device for a fishing reel has a first brake disk, a second brake disk and two abutting discs. The first brake disk has an outer side, a through hole and a friction face. The friction face is formed on the outer side of the first brake disk and is adapted to face a minor panel of a clutch of the fishing reel. The second brake disk parallels the first brake disk and has two sides, a through hole and two friction faces. The friction faces are respectively formed on the sides of the second brake disk and are adapted to face the minor panel and a major panel of the clutch. The abutting discs are mounted in the through hole of the second brake disk to respectively abut the panels of the clutch to enable the second brake disk to be mounted between the panels at intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Shih-Yuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 8240590
    Abstract: A fishing reel (100) comprises a crank (110), a spool (120) connected to said crank (110), a pull-off brake mechanism (230,230,400,400,400) and a chassis (130). The pull-off brake mechanism (230,230,400,400,400) 5 and the crank (110) are interconnected such that a pretension of the pull-off brake mechanism (230,230,400,400,400) increases as the crank (110) is moved in a reeling-in direction. Moreover, the pretension of the pull-off pull-off brake mechanism (230,230,400,400,400)10 also increases as the crank (110) is moved in a direction opposite to the reeling-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Danielsson Innovation AB
    Inventor: Tomas Erik Danielsson
  • Patent number: 7823823
    Abstract: A drag adjusting device for a dual-bearing reel, including a reel unit with a drag operating member configured to pivot within a range between a minimum position and a maximum position. A plate member is attached to an outer side of the reel unit. A drag restricting member is detachably coupled to the outer side surface of the plate member and between the minimum and the maximum pivot position of the drag operating member. The drag restricting member is detachably coupled to the plate member so as to contact and restrict pivotal movement of the drag operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hirayama
  • Patent number: 7815139
    Abstract: A fly reel is disclosed, which comprises an improved drag apparatus which includes a drag knob which is rotatably engaged to an outer side of the center shaft; a drag spindle which is spaced apart from the drag knob and is rotatably inserted into an outer side of the center shaft; a braking member which is limits a rotation of the drag spindle on the center shaft depending on a movement that the drag knob moves in an axial direction of the center shaft; an one-way bearing which is inserted into an outer side of the drag spindle and in which one direction rotation of the same is permitted, and the other direction rotation of the same is not permitted; and a drag cover which is rotatably inserted into an outer side of the center shaft and rotates by a rotation operation of the spool and allows the one-way bearing to rotate when the spool rotates, wherein the center shaft includes a flange provided on an outer side of the same for limiting an axial direction movement of the drag spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Juho Corporation
    Inventor: Jae Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 7753304
    Abstract: A reel unit of the dual-bearing reel is configured to support a spool, a spool shaft, a drag mechanism, and a drag adjusting lever. The reel unit has a first end member with a first opening and a first escape portion. The first opening accommodates a first flange portion and has an edge surface with a first facing portion facing towards the outer peripheral surface of the first flange portion. The first facing portion and the outer peripheral surface of the first flange portion define a gap with an axial length shorter than the axial length of the outer peripheral surface of the first flange portion. The first escape portion is arranged within the inner peripheral surface of the first end member and has a diameter larger than that of the first facing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Kunio Takechi
  • Publication number: 20100123035
    Abstract: A drag adjusting device for a dual-bearing reel, including a reel unit with a drag operating member configured to pivot within a range between a minimum position and a maximum position. A plate member is attached to an outer side of the reel unit. A drag restricting member is detachably coupled to the outer side surface of the plate member and between the minimum and the maximum pivot position of the drag operating member. The drag restricting member is detachably coupled to the plate member so as to contact and restrict pivotal movement of the drag operating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Hirokazu HIRAYAMA
  • Patent number: 7694907
    Abstract: A large arbor anti-reverse fly fishing reel provides by its handle a convenient variable drug control up to a present drag force. The drag knob is preferably designed as a four-vane propeller knob being arranged within a handle depression extending inside the spool. By means of a bayonet coupling, which also serves as a variable drag control device, the handle can be securely attached to the reel thereby locking the spool. The spool can be provided with omega-like perforations for a maximum stability, lightness and ventilation, said ventilation being optionally enhanced by an air turbine formed by said perforation and a portion of the frame and/or a portion of the handle extending inside the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Georgi Chivarov, Stefan Chivarov
  • Publication number: 20100084499
    Abstract: The drag adjusting device is provided with a pin member 70 arranged on a plate-like member 80 of a reel unit 1 such that it can be attached to and detached and such that its position can be changed. The pin member 70 serves to remember a prescribed pivot position of a drag mechanism operating member 2. When an angler finds an optimum drag lever position, the angler installs the pin member 70 in a mounting recess 81 corresponding to the optimum drag lever position. In this way, the angler can easily set the drag mechanism operating member 2 to the optimum drag lever position without having to remember the drag lever position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hirayama, Hiroaki Kuriyama
  • 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: 7654483
    Abstract: A fishing reel drag system may comprise a drag housing having a cavity and fixed rotationally relative to a shaft or a spool. A driven member adjacent the cavity is rotatable relative to the drag housing and with the other of the shaft or spool. A drag stack of washers in the cavity includes a plurality of friction washers keyed to the drag housing or the driven member and at least one metal washer keyed to the other of the drag housing or driven member. A cam and follower move the driven member to bias the drag stack for exhibiting friction. A spring biases the drag stack for producing a desired level of friction and an actuator actuates the cam and follower. The actuator may disengage the spool from the drag stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: David H. Martin, Eric Karl Baisch
  • Publication number: 20090179101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fly reel, wherein the drag system installed in frame comprises: a drag knob that is connected rotation-controllably to one side periphery of center shaft; a drag spindle that is connected rotationally to periphery of said center shaft and distantly from said drag knob; a friction means for restraining controllably any one-directional rotation force of said drag spindle in accordance with transferred amount of said drag knob moved to axial direction of said center shaft; a drag spindle insert that is inserted rotationally to periphery of said center shaft and rotated by rotational manipulation of said spool; and a unidirectional bearing that is inserted at inside of said drag spindle for permitting one directional rotation and restraining the other directional rotation of said drag spindle insert being inserted therein. Overall configuration thereby can be made efficient and simple; direction setting of unidirectional bearing can be changed easily if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jae Koo Lee
  • Publication number: 20090090802
    Abstract: A large arbor anti-reverse fly fishing reel provides by its handle a convenient variable drug control up to a present drag force. The drag knob is preferably designed as a four-vane propeller knob being arranged within a handle depression extending inside the spool. By means of a bayonet coupling, which also serves as a variable drag control device, the handle can be securely attached to the reel thereby locking the spool. The spool can be provided with omega-like perforations for a maximum stability, lightness and ventilation, said ventilation being optionally enhanced by an air turbine formed by said perforation and a portion of the frame and/or a portion of the handle extending inside the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Georgi Chivarov, Stefan Chivarov
  • Publication number: 20080302900
    Abstract: A fly-fishing reel is provided for rewinding a fishing line on a spool, whose movement is limited, in at least one sense, by a braking mechanism. The fly-fishing reel includes a self-supporting structure and a spool. The self-supporting structure includes a central axis which bears on it the braking mechanism, which includes a first lateral containing ring, a brake ring concentrically arranged within an adjustment track or ring, and a second lateral containing ring. The brake ring is a split ring defining a guide slot along which a braking adjustment member is displaced. The braking adjustment member expands or contracts the brake ring. A blocking member is also concentrically mounted on the adjustment track or ring, which is in turn arranged without a relative sliding among them within the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Ignacio Ordonez, Hugo Luis Chiera
  • Patent number: 7431232
    Abstract: A fishing reel including a housing and a nonrotatable main shaft fixed to the housing. A spool including a one-way clutch having a central bore rotatable about the main shaft is also provided. The reel further includes a sleeve located coaxial to and extending along the main shaft. The sleeve is supported for rotation by first and second bearing assemblies. The first bearing assembly has an inner race fixed with respect to the main shaft and an outer race fixed with respect to an inner surface of the sleeve. The second bearing assembly has an inner race fixed with respect to an outer surface of the sleeve and an outer race fixed with respect to the central hub. At least one drag washer is non-rotatably located on the sleeve. An end of the sleeve adjacent the first bearing assembly is received in the one-way clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventor: Young Kang
  • 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: 7419113
    Abstract: A drag mechanism includes a first drag unit, a second drag unit and a switching mechanism. The first drag unit brakes a spool shaft of a spool. The first drag unit includes a first drag knob that is immovable in a back and forth direction and rotatably mounted on an outer peripheral surface of a cylindrical portion. The second drag unit brakes the spool shaft in a position frontward of the first drag unit. The second drag unit includes a second drag knob that is immovable in a back and forth direction and rotatably mounted on an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The switching mechanism switches the first drag unit between a drag enabling state and a drag disabling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Noor Azri Bin Abd Razak, Miang Chin Goh
  • Patent number: 7360732
    Abstract: A fishing apparatus that allows an individual to catch fish, while at the same, not be encumbered with a traditional fishing rod and reel. The fishing apparatus includes a reel that has an indentation where a length of fishing line or monofilament is wound around. To one side of the reel is attached a centrally-mounted plastic grip, while an offset handle is attached to the other side of the reel. The fishing line, as it exits the reel, passes through a loop attached to a line guide which is mounted on the reel. A tensioner bolt, which is centrally mounted on the opposite side as that of the centrally-mounted grip, passes through the reel and provides tension against the fishing apparatus, thereby giving a more authentic feel to the fishing apparatus in comparison to a standard fishing rod and reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Sibby Byl
  • Patent number: 7278599
    Abstract: A double disc brake for a fishing reel, comprising in combination a fishing reel assembly having a pin axle, acting as a stop and/or drive, two rotatable discs carried by the pin to rotate therewith, as fishing line is wound or payed out, said discs located proximate opposite ends of the reel, brake pads at opposite ends of the reel to be engaged as the discs and pads are relatively closed into engagement, at said opposite ends of the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventors: Harout Alajajyan, Sarkis Alajajyan
  • Patent number: 7234661
    Abstract: A drag adjustment device for a dual-bearing reel that adjusts the drag force of a lever drag mechanism includes a drag adjustment lever, an intermediate positioning mechanism and a drag adjustment sounding mechanism. The drag adjustment lever is pivotably attached to the reel unit about a spool shaft between a free position corresponding to a drag free state and a maximum position corresponding to a maximum drag state of the lever drag mechanism. The intermediate positioning mechanism includes a positioning block that is attached to the reel unit at the intermediate position between the free position and the maximum position so as to be able to advance or retreat. The positioning block contacts the drag adjustment lever to position the drag adjustment lever at the intermediate position. The drag adjustment sounding mechanism sounds in response to the pivoting of the drag adjustment lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hirayama, Masakazu Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 7198218
    Abstract: A brake operation structure is mounted on a reel unit, and adjusts a braking force applied to a spool. This brake operation structure includes a mounting tube, an operation knob, and a screw member. The mounting tube is formed to project from the reel unit. The operation knob is formed in a closed-end tubular shape to accommodate the mounting tube. The screw member has two male threaded portions that have a tubular shape when coupled to one another. The operation knob is pivotably retained to the mounting tube when the screw member engages an outer peripheral portion of the mounting tube and an inner peripheral portion of the operation knob. The operation knob is prevented from falling off from the mounting tube, while allowing the operation knob to pivot stably relative to the mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Keigo Kitajima, Takuji Takamatsu, Ng Keng Huat
  • Patent number: 7168647
    Abstract: A fishing reel including a housing having a central hub and a main shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the main shaft being non-rotatably fixed to the central hub at its proximal end. A spool having a central recess is releasably secured to the main shaft distal end and a one-way clutch having a central bore is non-rotatably received in the central recess. The reel also includes a drag assembly with a drag housing having a drag surface and a central aperture, the drag housing being fixed to the central hub of the housing such that a drag cavity is formed therebetween. A sleeve extends along the main shaft and has a first portion received in the central bore of the one-way clutch and a second portion extending into the drag cavity. A first drag washer is disposed in the drag cavity and non-rotatably fixed to the second portion of the sleeve and a drag knob is rotatably secured to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventor: Young Kang
  • Patent number: 7108214
    Abstract: A drag control member attachment structure for a lever-drag type reel has a first cam member, a second cam member, a guiding portion, a guide fastening portion and a pivot support portion. The pivot support portion is disposed on an outer periphery side of the guide fastening portion. The second cam member engages with the first cam member and moves in a pivot axis direction in response to pivoting of the first cam member. The guiding portion has a cylindrical section and a hexagonal section that non-rotatably and movably guides the second cam member in the pivot axis direction. The guide fastening portion includes a hexagonal recessed section that is disposed on a side of the reel unit and receives the hexagonal section. The guide fastening portion further includes a through hole that receives the cylindrical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Tekeshi Ikuta, Ken'ichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 7104484
    Abstract: A drag mechanism has a drag operation member, a first cam member that is arranged on the inner peripheral portion of the drag operation member, a second cam member that is disposed opposite the first cam member, a drag adjustment member that is relatively rotatably mounted on the second cam member, a retaining member that retains the drag adjustment member in the axial direction relative to the second cam member, first and second urging members that urge the spool axially toward the drag operation member, a first brake member that is fixedly attached to the spool, and a second brake member that is movable in the axial direction of the spool shaft relative to the reel unit when at least one of the drag operation lever and the drag adjustment member is pivoted. Attachment and removal of the cam member can be performed easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikuta, Ken'ichi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 6981668
    Abstract: Drag adjustment knob adjusts the braking force applied to a spool mounted on a spool shaft that has a single-thread first male screw on its front end. The drag adjustment knob includes first and second adjustment units, a transmission unit, and a pressing unit. The first adjustment unit includes a first female screw that screws onto the first male screw. The transmission unit is non-rotatably but axially movably mounted onto the spool shaft to be in contact with the first adjustment unit, and includes a multi-thread second male screw. The second adjustment unit includes a second female screw, which screws onto the second male screw and has a greater screw lead than that of the first female screw. The pressing unit is disposed between the second adjustment unit and the drag mechanism so as to come into contact with both, and is non-rotatable but axially movable with the spool shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ochiai, Kei Saito, Tomokazu Kitazaki
  • Patent number: 6974100
    Abstract: An induction type magnetic brake for braking a line spool of a fishing reel having a frame, in which the line spool is supported rotatably about an axis of rotation, and two side plates which are mounted on the frame, the line spool having an end wall fixedly connected thereto and extending perpendicular to the axis of rotation, has a plurality of permanent magnets for inductive cooperation with the end wall of the line spool and a magnet support carrying the magnets and located between one of the side plates and the end wall of the line spool. The magnet support carries the magnets in a first plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation. A shielding plate is arranged in a second plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation and located between the first plane and the end wall of the line spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Pure Fishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Börje Moosberg
  • Patent number: 6964389
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes an adjustable dynamic drag mechanism and a static drag mechanism connected to a brake mechanism. The static drag mechanism allows a user to select a predetermined amount of static drag whereas the manually adjustable dynamic drag mechanism allows the user to instantly add more drag. The fishing reel also allows a user to set a maximum total drag (i.e., the combination of the static and the maximum dynamic drag) such that the user cannot accidentally add too much dynamic drag that could result in the total drag exceeding the strength of the fishing line. The fishing reel preferably includes an adjustable leverage mechanism that allows the user to select the desired amount of mechanical advantage. In the preferred embodiment, the brake mechanism includes a ratchet plate, a yoke, and a friction ring disposed between the plate and the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventors: Doug Hill, Mark J. McMenemy
  • Patent number: 6964387
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for preventing backlash of a spool used in a baitcasting reel. A movable cam 20 assembled to a stationary cam 10 secured to a spool shaft movesin a direction parallel with the spool shaft, when a revolution of the spool is increased. A braking plate 30 approaches a permanent magnet 2a of a spool cover, so that the spool is smoothly and precisely braked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Doyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kang ho Hyun
  • Patent number: 6827306
    Abstract: A locking preset mechanism for a fishing reel is provided by interlocking in the preset knob with a bridge plate. Spring-biased pins engage depressions in the mating face of an axially moveable means in the mechanism. By depressing the knob, the knob can be rotated. When at rest, the knob is locked against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing
    Inventor: Peter T. Datcuk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6805313
    Abstract: A dual speed fishing reel having a housing with a spool on a spool shaft, a driven gear on the spool shaft and having a low speed pinion and a high speed pinion, a drive shaft, a low speed drive gear for engaging the low speed pinion and a high speed drive gear for engaging the high speed pinion, with the drive gears carried on the drive shaft, with one of the drive gears fixed to the drive shaft for rotation by the drive shaft and with the other of the drive gears riding on the drive shaft independent of rotation of the drive shaft, with the high speed drive gear engageable with the low speed drive gear, and a gear shift for moving the low speed drive gear into and out of engagement with the high speed drive gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas H. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 6732965
    Abstract: A method and structure for forming a fly fishing reel having a device to engage or release a preset amount of drag from a spool of line. A spool of line is mounted on a spindle on the fly fishing reel. A drag mechanism is adapted to apply resistance against rotation of the spool. The device is adapted to engage or release the drag mechanism from the spool so that the preset amount of drag is enabled or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Clyde H. Bascue, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6612511
    Abstract: A drag knob of a spinning reel includes a main knob unit, a presser unit and a retaining member. The knob unit is a die-cast member having a concave portion provided on the rear side, and interlocking grooves that are formed on the front side at a certain spacing in circumferential direction, and extend along an axis direction through an outer periphery of the concave portion up to a groove end. A portion of the presser unit is accommodated in the concave portion. The retaining member has corner portions that interlock with the interlocking grooves, and contact portions that are formed in one piece with the corner portions and contact the presser unit from the rear side. The retaining member has enough elasticity to be mounted in the concave portion to retain the presser unit. The present invention reduces the manufacturing costs of a fishing reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Keigo Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20030146320
    Abstract: An outer-side holding member (5) of a braking device (A) is fitted to the inner side of a large-diameter recessed portion (2g) in a rear portion of the inner side of a fishing-line winding barrel portion (2h) of a spool (2) in such a manner as to be prevented from rotating, and is prevented from coming off. An adjusting member 8 is provided at a distal end portion of the spool shaft for adjusting braking force of the braking device by relatively displacing an outer-side holding member (5) and the inner-side holding member (7) of the braking device in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: DAIWA SEIKO, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamaguchi
  • 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: 6511007
    Abstract: The double-bearing type reel has a spool for winding up a fishing line and a drag mechanism 5 slipping to rotate the spool when a predetermined tension acts on the line wound round the spool. The drag mechanism comprises an outer ring, an inner shaft, a plurality of rollers arranged between the outer ring and the inner shaft so as to roll, and a torque adjusting section for moving the outer ring and the inner shaft relatively in an axial direction. The rollers are arranged between tapered roll surfaces which are an inner circumferential surface of the outer ring and an outer circumferential surface of the inner shaft and have center axes inclined against center axes of the outer ring and the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Ken Matsuura Racing Service Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Matsuura
  • Patent number: 6481657
    Abstract: A annular braking portion 18 is provided to an annular braking body 4 made capable of axially moving back and forth by a regulating member including a knob. The baffled support member 7 of a centrifugal brake unit C is fitted to a spool shaft 12, and a braking member 8 is clamped between the support member 7 and the urging member 6 of a urging member. A braking portion 8a is arranged so that it may always be separated from the annular braking face ‘a’ of an annular braking portion 18 with the arm piece 6g of an urging member 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko Inc.
    Inventors: Harumichi Oishi, Syuichi Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 6398141
    Abstract: A braking apparatus for a fishing reel having at least two predetermined breaking positions comprising: a side cover having an aperture; a brake dial rotatably receivable in the aperture, the dial having a detent spring retained in a cavity therein; and a spool cover having one or more cam lobes wherein when the brake dial is positioned within the aperture, the spring lobe will interact with the cam lobe or lobes such that rotation of said brake dial will be inhibited in at least one direction until sufficient rotational force is applied to the brake dial to cause deformation of the detent spring sufficient to allow the spring lobe to traverse the interfering cam lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: W. C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Hyunkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 6382544
    Abstract: In a fishing reel, a spool (200) can be easily and firmly assembled with a housing (100) and is not unexpectedly separated from the housing after assembled, and the rotation of the spool in one direction can be braked without moving a main shaft (110) relative to the housing. The fishing reel has a housing and a spool. A main shaft is fixed to a hub (130) of the housing. The spool has a winding drum (210) disposed at a center thereof. The winding drum contains a one-way clutch integrally fixed thereto. A sleeve surrounds a central portion of the main shaft with being in contact with the central portion. The sleeve is fitted in the one-way clutch and permitted to rotate in only one direction by the one-way clutch when the spool has been assembled with the housing. The spool can rotate in only one direction relative to the housing when the frictional force between the main shaft and the sleeve is adjusted to be maximum. The spool can rotate in either direction more freely as the frictional force is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Yong Mar Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20010038053
    Abstract: The fly fishing reel of this invention comprises a housing that includes a mounting shoe for attaching the reel to a fishing rod, a hub attached axially to the center of the housing, a spool containing a centrally mounted spindle supported within the hub, and an adjustable, highly effective and efficient drag system coupled between the spool and housing. The drag system is a unidirectional variable friction brake that includes a first and second inner bearing races and first and second outer bearing races. The inner bearing races each have convex hemispherical friction surfaces. The outer bearing races each have concave hemispherical friction surfaces. The outer races are rotationally fixed by interlocking geometry with the hub. The inner races encase a unidirectional roller clutch which receives the spindle attached to the spool. The hemispherical friction surfaces are longitudinally concentric with the rotational axis of the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventor: Michael Vashro
  • Patent number: 6296200
    Abstract: A fly fishing reel includes a fishing-rod connecting member, a main shaft, a spool, a retaining member, a brake device, and a drag adjustment device. The main shaft exetends rotatably through a central hole in the connecting member, and has a left end, a right end, and an outward flange that extends radially and outwardly from the main shaft near the left end. The spool is sleeved on the main shaft so as to rotate synchronously therewith, and is provided with a handle. The retaining member is mounted removably on the right end of the main shaft, and is disposed adjacent to the handle for retaining the connecting member and the spool between the outward flange of the main shaft and the retaining member. The retaining member can be removed from the main shaft for replacement of the spool. The brake device is disposed between the left end of the main shaft and the connecting member for stopping rotation of the main shaft within the connecting member when a force applied to the handle is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Liang-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 6267312
    Abstract: A fly fishing reel comprises a large diameter spool having a broad width and a shallow line storage depth. The reel may have an arm-like body and a unique mounting member which, when attached to a fishing rod, positions the perimeter of the spool across a longitudinal axis of the rod. In an additional aspect, a drag mechanism is provided in a center hub of the spool. The drag mechanism is a unidirectional dual cone drag mechanism. The drag mechanism comprises a pair of opposing frictional conical race members, an inner race member inserted into an outer race member. The race members are biased into contact to create drag on the rotating spool. A roller clutch is utilized to produce a unidirectional drag mechanism. The roller clutch is configured to lock thereby causing relative rotation of the race members creating frictional drag only when the spool is rotated in the “reeling out direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: C1 Design Group
    Inventors: Mark S. Farris, Aaron Taylor
  • Patent number: 6209815
    Abstract: A fishing reel has a housing for rigidly mounting on a fishing rod. A line spool is rotatably mounted in the housing. A handle is affixed to one side of the housing for winding in line. An antireverse mechanism allows winding in line and stops free release of line. An adjustable friction clutch, or drag, allows release of line when pull exceeds a preset force. Adjustment of the drag force setting is achieved by two adjusting knobs, one on each side of the reel. This enables the angler to hold the rod in either hand while using the free hand to adjust the drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Ligi Tool and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Collier