Cases Patents (Class 43/26)
  • Publication number: 20150021871
    Abstract: Described is a fishing rod storage container comprising a lid pivotally connected to a container housing by one or more hinges. The container housing comprises a pair of elongated sides and an interior volume adapted to store fishing equipment. The container housing further comprises a plurality of lower half supports extending between the pair of elongated sides that are adapted to support several fishing rods. The lower half supports are elevated above the bottom of the container housing so as to provide clearance for equipment stored on the bottom of the container housing. The lid comprises upper half supports that are positioned so as to align with the lower half supports, such that the lower and upper half supports are complementary halves of a fishing rod support. In this way, a fishing rod can be secured in place between the upper and lower half supports when the container is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin Thornberg
  • Patent number: 8650796
    Abstract: A device for protecting a fishing rod which comprises a hollow telescopic tube having a closed top end and an open bottom end. The hollow telescopic tube fits over and provides protection to the fishing rod. A mechanism is for securing the hollow telescopic tube at the open bottom end to the fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Eric M. Bates
  • Publication number: 20130255132
    Abstract: A carrying case for a fishing rod includes elongated base and cover portions; the cover portion has a substantially uniform profile over its entire length. The cover portion has a rounded profile and is hingably attached to the base portion along respective adjacent long edges thereof. In an embodiment, the fishing rod is secured inside the base portion, and a compartment is integral with the cover portion and disposed within the interior space thereof. The compartment has a door attached to the exterior of the cover portion and has a profile conforming to that of the cover portion; the compartment is thereby accessible while the cover portion is in a closed position. In another embodiment, the fishing rod is secured inside the cover portion and compartments are detachably secured inside the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Junus Sela
  • Publication number: 20130025180
    Abstract: A security box for a fishing rods and equipment is provided. The security box comprises four sidewalls, a bottom, and a hingedly attached lid. The lid lockably secures to a sidewall to prevent unauthorized access to the box's contents. Along the bottom of the box are a number of mounting holes and associated fasteners, so that the box can be removably secured to a large object like a boat or truck. Access to the mounting means is only available from within the box to keep thieves from stealing the box and its contents. A tackle box holder is disposed within the box to stop a tackle box from sliding around within the security box. Also provided is a set of cushioned inserts that protect the shafts of different styles of fishing rods and prevent them from banging into the walls of the box while the device is in transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas Norman, John Vernon Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20120255217
    Abstract: A case and storage system for fishing rods, reels, and tackle comprising a hard sided case and insert. This insert includes a first end, a second end, a reel support member, a first rod support member, and a second rod support member. The first end includes a plurality of notches to support the handle of a fishing pole. The second end includes a groove sized to fit a tackle container. The reel support member includes a plurality of notches to support the handle of a fishing pole and can be alternately spaced with the notches on the first end to allow increased storage. The rod support members include a plurality of notches to support the fishing rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory D. O'Dell
  • Publication number: 20120227309
    Abstract: The fishing rod and reel carrying case is designed to house a fully assembled rod and reel for transport and temporary storage thereof. The case is of an elongate configuration and incorporates a zipper or the like for closing and opening the case. The case incorporates handles to enhance transport thereof. The case is fabricated from a composite material that provides protection from damage for the encased rod and reel, and also provides for buoyancy should the case fall into the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: STEPHEN A. FANELLI
  • Patent number: 8261483
    Abstract: A receptacle that is removably attached onto a support means and is functional for supporting a fishing rod and reel therein in an upright vertical position. More particularly, the invention pertains to a cradle that is of a shape and size to firmly support the fishing rod and reel without the need for any type of brackets, bolts, straps, clips or the like. More importantly, the cradle is easily supported in a manner that allows the fisherman to freely move about without any interference from the rod and reel and further the invention is completely hands-free in function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Carroll Kemper
  • Patent number: 8079172
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing against crime-of-opportunity theft at least one fishing rod and reel to be stored or transported in an outdoor, unsecured area or on an open, unsecured portion of a vehicle, such as an open bed of a pick-up truck, trailer, or boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Morris Dudney
  • Patent number: 7877922
    Abstract: A weather-tight storage device and carrier for a single or multiple fishing rods and reels releasably mounted to a vehicular roof carrier rack. When not mounted on a vehicle, the storage device and carrier is manageable enough to be hand-carried and may also serve as a stand for the rods and reels. The storage device and carrier includes a carrier box housing the fishing reels and a portion of the associated fishing rods and an anchor portion for securing the distal ends of the associated fishing rods to the vehicular roof rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Aidan Petrie, Daniel Nelsen
  • Publication number: 20100186282
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] A fishing rod case that can be used for a fishing rod independent of the length of the rod when it is retracted, that can be carried in a form that is as compact as possible according to the length of the fishing rod, and that can sufficiently protect the fishing rod from external force applied while it is carried. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] An outer case (3) has an opening (4) at one end in the left-right direction. An inner case (2) has an opening (13) at one end in the left-right direction. The opening (13) side of the inner case (2) is inserted into the outer case (3) with the other end of the inner case (2) projected outward from the opening (4). The extent of insertion in the left-right direction of the inner case (2) into the outer case (3) is adjustable. An engagement section (11) formed on either the inner case (2) or the outer case (3) is engaged with an engagement receiver (7) formed in the other, thereby the casts are positional fixed after the extent of insertion is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: AOMORI HOEI INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Wada, Hayato Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100107705
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing against crime-of-opportunity theft at least one fishing rod and reel to be stored or transported in an outdoor, unsecured area or on an open, unsecured portion of a vehicle, such as an open bed of a pick-up truck, trailer, or boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: MORRIS DUDNEY
  • Patent number: 7676983
    Abstract: A carrying case for transporting fishing equipment from one location to another. The carrying case generally comprises an external container and an insert insertedly situated within the external container. The external container is substantially cylindrical in shape with an open top and a closed bottom. The insert includes a lid, a base, and a support connecting the lid to the base. A plurality of cutouts are provided in the lid of the insert for receiving the shafts of a plurality of fishing rods. A plurality of seats are provided along the base of the insert for receiving the handles of the fishing rods. A storage space is also provided between the base of the insert and the base of the external container for storing other fishing equipment including fishing tackle. A series of ribs are provided along the walls of the external container near the base of the external container for mating with the base of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Lloyd J. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7661223
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing against crime-of-opportunity theft at least one fishing rod and reel to be stored or transported in an outdoor, unsecured area or on an open, unsecured portion of a vehicle, such as an open bed of a pick-up truck, trailer, or boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Morris Dudney
  • Publication number: 20090031610
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing against crime-of-opportunity theft at least one fishing rod and reel to be stored or transported in an outdoor, unsecured area or on an open, unsecured portion of a vehicle, such as an open bed of a pick-up truck, trailer, or boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Morris Dudney
  • Patent number: 7383658
    Abstract: A housing system related to the protective housing of a fishing rod and reel, particularly, a fly-fishing rod and reel, during transport. The system comprises a two-part housing adapted to separately compartmentalize the fishing rod and attached fishing reel. A specialized access slot allows easy installation into, and removal from, the housing. The specialized access slot also functions to fixably suspend the fishing reel in the housing interior, thus providing improved protection against damage during transport. A method of manufacture and sale is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventors: Michael T. Reichert, John R. Pimsner
  • Patent number: 7322149
    Abstract: This is a device to hold multiple fishing rods and reels for the purpose of fishing or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Miguel Quintero
  • Publication number: 20070289199
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to fishing tackle carriers and, more specifically, provides an improved and novel type of fishing tackle carrier. The device includes a main body with a variety of pockets and pouches. Attached to the main body is an expandable pouch with a liner to hold live bait; cylindrical sleeves are attached in main body seams to provide a holding compartment for a fishing rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Brian Looney
  • Patent number: 6865841
    Abstract: A protective container for a fishing rod with a reel mounted on a handle portion of the rod. The container includes a rigid elongate tube having an inner surface defining a cavity adapted to receive the fishing rod; and a flexible housing attached to the tube adjacent one end that is adapted to enclose the reel and the handle portion of the rod on which the reel is mounted. That housing includes opposite wall portions having side wall parts each adapted to lie along and across a different side of the reel and handle portion of the rod, which wall portions include peripheral parts extending toward each other from the peripheries of the side wall parts that can be releasably attached together so that opposed inner surfaces of the wall portions define a cavity that can receive the reel and the handle portion of the rod on which it is mounted. The wall portions can be separated to allow the rod and reel to be placed in or removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Wieringa
  • Publication number: 20040134117
    Abstract: A protective cover for a fishing reel attached to a fishing rod. The protective cover comprises an enclosure having an interior chamber with a middle region and a predetermined circumference. The enclosure also includes first and second opposing ends with first and second panels and first and second apertures, respectively, through which the interior chamber may be accessed. The first aperture has a circumference that is smaller than, and offset relative to the internal circumference of the interior chamber, and the second aperture is variable in circumference from a first circumference that is larger than the internal circumference of said interior chamber to a second circumference that is smaller than the internal circumference of said interior chamber. The first, larger circumference of the second aperture facilitates insertion of a rod and reel into the interior chamber. Upon insertion, portions of the fishing rod protrude through the first and second apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Christopher T. Gagnon
  • Patent number: 6760994
    Abstract: A fishing rod case has a plurality of segments that can be removably connected together in an end-to-end manner to achieve a desired length. Each segment has a connector that enables end-to-end engagement between adjacent segments, and a tubular passageway in axial alignment with the tubular passageways of other segments to store a number of fishing rods. A plurality of elongated security bars can be removably attached in series to one another and to the segments. A fastener is used to secure the security bars to the segments and prevent disassembly of the segments while the fastener is in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Russell Henault, Paul W. R. Hields
  • Publication number: 20040098900
    Abstract: A protective container for a fishing rod with a reel mounted on a handle portion of the rod. The container includes a rigid elongate tube having an inner surface defining a cavity adapted to receive the fishing rod; and a flexible housing attached to the tube adjacent one end that is adapted to enclose the reel and the handle portion of the rod on which the reel is mounted. That housing includes opposite wall portions having side wall parts each adapted to lie along and across a different side of the reel and handle portion of the rod, which wall portions include peripheral parts extending toward each other from the peripheries of the side wall parts that can be releasably attached together so that opposed inner surfaces of the wall portions define a cavity that can receive the reel and the handle portion of the rod on which it is mounted. The wall portions can be separated to allow the rod and reel to be placed in or removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Wieringa
  • Publication number: 20040049968
    Abstract: A retainer for organizing a plurality of lengths of fishing rod includes a flexibly-resilient member having a first end and a second end including at least one tab. The retainer also includes a first portion of a coupler fixedly attached to the flexibly resilient member proximate the first end thereof, and a second portion of coupler fixedly attached to the flexibly resilient member at a point along the length of the flexibly resilient member located between the first end and the at least one tab. The flexibly resilient member is adapted to be wrapped about a plurality of aligned lengths of fishing rod, wherein the second portion of the coupler is coupled to the first portion of the coupler, thereby retaining the length of fishing rod in close relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Lawrence Barginear
  • Publication number: 20040045212
    Abstract: A fishing rod case has a plurality of segments that can be removably connected together in an end-to-end manner to achieve a desired length. Each segment has a connector that enables end-to-end engagement between adjacent segments, and a tubular passageway in axial alignment with the tubular passageways of other segments to store a number of fishing rods. A plurality of elongated security bars can be removably attached in series to one another and to the segments. A fastener is used to secure the security bars to the segments and prevent disassembly of the segments while the fastener is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Russell Henault, Paul W.R. Hields
  • Patent number: 6668481
    Abstract: A hard shell case for an assembled fishing rod and reel includes forward and rearward rod cover tubes and a laterally hinged reel case. the forward rod cover extends rearwardly beyond the attached reel of the assembly, with a portion of the forward cover cut away for reel clearance as the cover is installed on the rod. The rearward rod cover slides over the rearward end of the forward rod cover, leaving an exposed area around the reel attachment when the two rod cover portions are installed on the rod. A laterally hinged reel cover is then placed over the rod cover assembly opposite the reel and closed over the reel to complete the installation. The forward rod cover may alternatively be constructed in two telescoping portions to adjust for different rod lengths or disassembled rods, and a pliable reel cover may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Anthony Garcia
  • Patent number: 6622421
    Abstract: A self-contained fishing system includes a telescopic, tubular fishing rod holder and support tower having an extendable and retractable upper end for pivotally supporting a fishing rod therefrom. A cavity is sized to contain the fishing rod in an assembled condition and a set of movable legs in a retractable condition. A closure device is removably fastened to an open, lower end thereof for supporting the fishing rod and the movable legs in a storage mode within the cavity. To define a fishing mode, with the upper end extended and the closure. device detached, the fishing rod is removed from the cavity and pivotally supported on the upper end. The legs are removed from the cavity, folded into an extended condition adapted to engage a support surface and the closure device is replaced such that the legs support the fishing rod holder and tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Steve Daniels
  • Patent number: 6564498
    Abstract: A protective covering for a fishing reel and attached rod segment which consists of a single continuous piece of waterproof fabric to which drawstrings are attached. The reel bag possesses four sewn seams to provide a substantially conforming shape to cover the reel, with an opening to enclose the reel foot and reel handle. The reel bag is self-supporting in a free upstanding position with provision for a hook keeper to allow for the easy and safe keeping of lures. The cover is used to protect the reel from dust, sand and other foreign elements, and to hold various sundry items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Lee Raab Sawtell
  • Publication number: 20020178642
    Abstract: A hard shell case for an assembled fishing rod and reel includes forward and rearward rod cover tubes and a laterally hinged reel case. the forward rod cover extends rearwardly beyond the attached reel of the assembly, with a portion of the forward cover cut away for reel clearance as the cover is installed on the rod. The rearward rod cover slides over the rearward end of the forward rod cover, leaving an exposed area around the reel attachment when the two rod cover portions are installed on the rod. A laterally hinged reel cover is then placed over the rod cover assembly opposite the reel and closed over the reel to complete the installation. The forward rod cover may alternatively be constructed in two telescoping portions to adjust for different rod lengths or disassembled rods, and a pliable reel cover may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony Garcia
  • Publication number: 20020108291
    Abstract: A conical shaped, protective fishing reel cover including a circular end, elliptical end and a lateral closure with a resealing fastener system adjacent to a small lateral opening that can encompass the fishing reel and associated fishing reel crank congruently whether the fishing reel is mounted to a fishing rod or separated from the fishing rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventor: Monti Kay Ladd
  • Publication number: 20020104560
    Abstract: Five pieces of aluminum from 1 in. diameter 14 inches long starting starting at the bottom, and then 1⅛ diameter 14 inches long, going into 1¼ inches to 1⅜, and these are three inches long, going to the handle which is a 1½ diameter and 36 inches long. Thus making up part #2 of FIG. 1. These connections are also shown in FIGS. 6, 2a, -2e. The tubes of aluminum in the possessions on FIG. 6 and FIG. 7 are the cut that go around the tubing are welded and that welding bead is then ground smooth, as welding joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: David Kelley
  • Patent number: 6408564
    Abstract: A fishing rod cover system for protecting the fishing rod from damage and for reducing entanglement of the fishing line during nonuse. The inventive device includes an elongate cover having an upper opening and a lower opening, a pair of catch members attached to the elongate cover adjacent the lower opening, and an attaching member catchably attachable to the catch members. The elongate cover is formed to receive the elongate shaft of a fishing rod without damaging the shaft. The attaching member is formed to snugly engage the distal end of the handle of the fishing rod opposite of the shaft for retaining the cover about the shaft of the fishing rod. The attaching member includes a first strap and a second strap each having a plurality of nubs that are catchably inserted within the catch members for retaining the attaching member upon handle of the fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Robert E. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20020073603
    Abstract: A segmented fishing rod storage and transport container made of four narrow, elongated, flat, plastic panels arranged in side-by-side configuration, in pairs of opposed panels, and joined along their long side edges, to form a rectangular, cross-sectional, enclosed, container of terminal length having a hollow interior for temporary storage and transport of multiple-segment rods wherein one of the pairs of the panels is wider than the other of the pairs of the panels, each joinder of the panels defined by a radius of curvature to provide a smooth transition from one panel to another about the inside and outside surfaces thereof, and a sealed closure at each of the ends of the container at least one of which is removable to allow a multiple-segment fishing rod to be loaded interior thereof in axial alignment with the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: David Lefeve
  • Patent number: 6385897
    Abstract: A case for storing and carrying ice fishing equipment and related tackle comprises a bottom portion having a bottom panel, upwardly extending front, rear, and end walls which define a bottom portion cavity. The case further includes a top portion having a top panel, downwardly extending front, rear, and end walls which define a top portion cavity. The top and bottom portions are pivotally coupled along the rear walls thereof, respectively, such that the portions are movable between open and closed configurations. Each cavity is substantially occupied by a foam insert which defines a plurality of compartments. The case further includes a partition pivotally mounted between the top and bottom portions. When the top and bottom portions are in an open configuration, the partition is selectively movable between a first position parallel to the bottom panel and seated upon a respective foam insert and a second position parallel to the top panel and seated upon the other foam insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Brett M. Klabunde
  • Publication number: 20020032978
    Abstract: A protective covering for a fishing reel and attached rod segment which consists of a single continuous piece of waterproof fabric to which drawstrings are attached. The reel bag possesses four sewn seams to provide a substantially conforming shape to cover the reel, with an opening to enclose the reel foot and reel handle. The reel bag is self-supporting in a free upstanding position with provision for a hook keeper to allow for the easy and safe keeping of lures. The cover is used to protect the reel from dust, sand and other foreign elements, and to hold various sundry items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventor: Lee Raab Sawtell
  • Patent number: 6343728
    Abstract: The present invention includes a support bag for the enclosure and controlled support of a fishing rod and reel arrangement. The elongated flexible enclosure bag has a first end and a second end, each of the ends being open for receipt of a fishing rod therethrough. The enclosure bag being defined by a first and a second multilayer sidewall. A reel-enclosing pouch compartment is located adjacent the first end of the elongated bag, arranged to protectively enclose the reel. A first pocket is arranged on a forward portion of the first sidewall and a second pocket is arranged on a forward portion of the second sidewall for receipt of supplemental fishing gear and to provide a forward balance to the bag when a reel is enclosed adjacent the first end of the elongated bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: George V. Carbone
  • Patent number: 6318019
    Abstract: A combination fishing rod sheath and lure accessory bag are shown. The sheath is formed of a pliable fabric material and has an initially open interior for receiving a shaft portion of a fishing rod. A wrap-around closure formed integrally with the sheath is used to secure the sheath about the rod. A lure accessory bag attaches to the rod handle on the side of the side opposite the reel. A rigged lure can be received within the accessory bag interior and retained in the interior by closing a mating hook and loop type engageable closure. By turning the lure handle to take up any slack, the closure can be used to keep the line taunt at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Charlotte Harris
  • Patent number: 6263610
    Abstract: A protective covering for a fishing reel and attached rod segment which consists of a cylindrical sleeve made of single-layer waterproof fabric to which drawstrings, provided with a spring-actuated locking devices, are attached on both ends. The device is slid up over the base of the rod, up over the reel, at which point the drawstrings are pulled tight to completed enclose the reel. The cover can also be used in pouch form to protect various and sundry items by pulling both drawstrings tightly closed with such drawstrings being used as handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: James L. Doubts, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6263609
    Abstract: An off-axis adapter for a parallel, offset fishing rod coupling is provided. The adapter includes a ferrule having two ends. The ends of the ferrule are each attached to a support and each support has a rod mount and a ferrule connection. The rod mounts each attach to a primary rod at mounting points, and the ferrule connections attach to the ferrule proximate to each respective end of the ferrule. The ferrule receives and maintains a secondary rod in a substantially parallel configuration in relation to the primary rod. Because the adapter is attached from the length or side of the host or primary rod, the installation of the adapter does not require matching dimensions of a host rod and a bushing. The adapter is installed onto a side portion of a fishing rod that has already been built and does not require removal of fishing rod components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventors: Jerome Kollodge, Deborah Kollodge
  • Patent number: 6155001
    Abstract: A device allowing a person to carry a plurality of ice fishing traps. The device has two end pieces connected to each other by a plurality of sizing straps. Each end piece has a number of pockets capable of receiving the end of an ice fishing trap. The pockets on the respective end pieces are aligned so as to receive opposite ends of a trap. The device is then rolled in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the traps to form a cylindrical shape. Fastening means located on the outer surface of each end piece prevent the cylindrical shape from unrolling. A detachable shoulder strap enables the user to carry the device by slinging it over his/her shoulder, thereby leaving the hands free to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Phillip Marin
  • Patent number: 6085455
    Abstract: A protective housing for a fishing pole is disclosed. The protective housing includes first and second housing elements, each having a substantially planar surface, first and second opposing longitudinal walls and first and second opposing end walls extending from the substantially planar surface, the first longitudinal walls of the first and second housing elements being hingedly coupled together so as to form an interior chamber when the protective housing is in a closed position. In the closed position, the second longitudinal wall and the first and second end wall of the first housing element are in mutual contact with the second longitudinal wall and the first and second end wall of the second housing element, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: B&G Manufacturing Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Bracken, Ruth Ann Bracken
  • Patent number: 6085695
    Abstract: A pet leash bag is attachable to a pet leash for carrying or holding articles such as pet waste disposal bags, other pet accessories or toys and personal articles of the pet owner. The bag can be fabricated from many different materials and has many embodiments including single or multi-compartment bags, bags with internal and external pockets and bags of different dimensions and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventors: La Rae Lee Miller, Lori Ann Miller
  • Patent number: 6065595
    Abstract: A fishing box has a case outwardly shaped to suggest use for fishing. The case has mating hinged upper and lower segments, the lower segment being formed from thermally insulating material. A tray formed from thermally insulating material is removably nestled in the lower segment to define a thermally discrete lower compartment. A mechanism disposed in the upper segment permits a rod and reel to be removably stored in the box. A sub-compartment in the upper segment stores dry foods separated by the tray and by the rod from cold foods in the lower compartment. Preferably, the lower compartment is sized and contoured to store a beverage container, such as a twelve ounce can of pop, and the upper sub-compartment is sized and contoured to store a sandwich.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: William R. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 5975393
    Abstract: A fishing rod carrying backpack for holding fishing rods. The backpack includes a bottom portion having a bottom panel and a perimeter side wall. A front panel and a spaced apart pair of side panels are upwardly extended from the upper edge of the perimeter side wall. The bottom portion, the front panel and the side panels define an interior space for holding fishing rods therein. Upper and lower cover panels are coupled to one of the side panels and detachably attached to the other side panel to help hold fishing rods in the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: John N. Bellamy
  • Patent number: 5956885
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical, reusable fishing reel cover of clam-shell design operable in the open position to allow the cover to be positioned around a fishing reel while the reel is still attached to a fishing rod, and operable in the closed position to completely surround the reel while allowing the crank and any attached fishing line to pass through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Michael L. Zirbes
  • Patent number: 5937568
    Abstract: A fly fishing rod and reel holder constructed to completely enclose a fly fishing reel and fly fishing rod handle comprising a container, the container being preferably "P" shaped, the container having a hollow interior compartment for the insertion therein of a fly fishing reel and fly fishing rod handle, the hollow interior having padding strips locatable therein, the container having a pivotably closable cover, the container being fixedly mounted to a supporting spike, the spike having a sharpened end for insertion into soil or like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas E. Morgan
  • Patent number: 5836103
    Abstract: A new Fishing Rod and Tackle Carrier System for providing a fisherman with a safer and more efficient means of storing and carrying his fishing rods, and also providing a tackle box that when attached to the storage tubes will provide the fisherman with a convenient package to take on a fishing trip. The inventive device includes a tackle box which stores tackle, a cuff bracket secured to the bottom of the tackle box, and at least one tube removably coupled to the cuff bracket which receives a fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Randy K. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5678348
    Abstract: A fishing rod organizer is disclosed. The organizer includes a pair of circular, axially detached brackets. Each bracket has a like plurality of generally radial slots. A resilient element is disposed in each slot for releasably gripping a fishing rod that extends through the slot. The brackets are axially aligned to align each slot of one of the brackets with a corresponding slot of the other bracket such that a fishing rod extended through a respective aligned pair of slots is held by the brackets. A pair of restraining straps are provided. Each selectively encircles the respective bracket and carries a first hook and loop connector on an inside surface of the restraining strap. Each bracket carries a complementary second hook and loop connector that is disposed circumferentially about the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Zielinski, Jeffrey Alan Wilson
  • Patent number: 5640795
    Abstract: An improved fishing rod protector that is to be used on a two piece fishing rod with equal or unequal fishing rod section lengths, with or without a fishing reel attached. The invention is comprised of two cylinders, each open on one end and closed on the other. The cylinders are attached to each other by means of an elastic cord routed through the hollows of each cylinder and connected at the rear of each cylinder. The two piece fishing rod sections are arranged, then closely grouped and inserted into the hollows of the cylinders. The elastic cord is stretched and then returned to its undisturbed length, thus holding the two cylinders in place. A fishing reel can be attached to the rod and the fishing line can be strung on the fishing rod guides without affecting the invention. A portion of the fishing rod is exposed for viewing. When not in use, the invention stores conveniently one cylinder inside the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventor: Robert Glenn Wambolt
  • Patent number: 5625973
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder for a boat. A plurality of spring biased spools are fixedly mounted to the boat and have retractable belts which may be pulled outwardly. The distal ends of the belts have headed members which are releasably lockable into cavities provided on the boat and spaced apart from the spools. Fishing rods may be secured to the boat by extending the belts from the spools across the fishing rods to the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Indiana Mills and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: James T. Anthony
  • Patent number: 5619819
    Abstract: An elongated recreational device holder for holding a fishing rod, shotgun or other elongated device and its associated accessories is disclosed. The holder consists of a carrier having a number of storage compartments and attachment rings. The carrier is padded and water-resistant to protect a fishing rod, shotgun and other devices and accessories placed therein. The carrier is length adjustable to snugly carry any elongated device of any length. Once the elongated device is removed form the carrier, the carrier wraps around the waist of the user such that the user is free to move about, while at the same time having all desired accessories readily at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Alan D. Hauschild
  • Patent number: 5515641
    Abstract: A fishing pole casing consists of a tubular sheath of plain or canvas backed, smooth, solid plastic sheeting with a longitudinal, stitched or welded seam, and an elastic loop; only the portion of the rod ahead of the reel is inserted into the sheath and the elastic loop engages the reel of the pole to urge the rod into the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: David A. D'Alessandro