Movably Connected In Series Patents (Class 43/42.15)
  • Patent number: 9615552
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fishing lure having a body and a means for skimming. The means for skimming comprises a strike plate arranged on an underside of the body and configured to provide a force bearing lower surface for communicating with the surface of a water body for providing improved fluid dynamic characteristics of the lure when in use. The lure may be a unitary item or assembled together by joining the body to the means for skimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: HALCO PTY LTD
    Inventor: Gregory Michael Budd
  • Patent number: 9565843
    Abstract: A fishing device provided is configurable as a teaser that can simulate a live fish. A hookless teaser provided is configurable in various shapes and sizes to effectively attract a desired fish. More particularly, a fishing device is provided including a first portion, a second portion, and a flexible portion. The flexible portion may be received by and operatively attached to the first and second portions. The flexible portion may facilitate reorienting the second portion with relation the first portion to simulate swimming. The first portion may be configured to simulate a head of a fish and the second portion may be configured to simulate a tail of the fish. A loop near the central second portion end may interact with water to reorient the second portion. A method is provided for using the fishing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Calabrese
  • Patent number: 9433196
    Abstract: An aerodynamic fish lure facilitates collapsible closing of the lure for farther casting distance and accuracy when cast off in the air. The air casting event causes the lure's jointed segments to contract in length together in the air and then to expand in length as the lure hits the water. Then the lure either skims along the surface of the water or is submerged under the water and can pivot in two or more axial directions, or at any angles therebetween. Connectors connect the segments, and retract in or out of respective recesses in the respective segments, which are designed to permit the collapsing of the length of the lure in the air as well as the lure's expansion or contraction in any axial direction or angle therebetween, in length in the water. The segments also laterally pivot, imitating wiggling of lure bait on or in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Micelli
  • Patent number: 9402379
    Abstract: A fishing hook assembly includes a hook element including a tie rail, which defines an enlarged line-pass-through area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Corey Bechtold, Lisa Bechtold
  • Patent number: 9345237
    Abstract: A fishing lure. The lure has a tail segment which is coupled to a forebody segment. The tail segment can quickly attach and detach from the forebody segment. A flexible reinforcing membrane with an open cell structure runs along the backbone axis of the tail segment. The tail segment is made of a soft body material such as a lure plastisol. The flexible reinforcing membrane acts as a bridge securing the plastisol to a terminal at the forward portion of the tail segment which interoperates as either the male or female section of the couple with the forebody male or female segment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Donald Rapelje
  • Patent number: 9253967
    Abstract: The snag-resistant fishing lure is designed to minimize the chances of the lure becoming ensnared. The lure has a jig and a blade attached to the blade in a configuration that limits the side-to-side movement of the blade, thereby preventing the jig from rolling to a hook-downward position prone to snagging. A centrally aligned hole is positioned close to the front edge of the blade member. An eyelet extending from the jig body is attached through an aperture in the blade. The blade is limited in its side-to-side movement by contact between the blade edge and either the jig body or the eyelet. The limited side-to-side movement of the blade creates a quick, controlled, oscillating blade action that imparts a natural swimming motion to the lure, emulating prey species movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Holding One, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 9003690
    Abstract: A line guiding spinner lure is comprised of a line guide coupled to a wire form member frame, with at least one hook and spinner attached. The line guide optimally routes the fishing line from the line attachment means of a first spinner lure to a second trailing lure, eliminating line entanglement during casting and preventing spinner interference during retrieval of a multi-lure rig. The line guide can be a separately attached part, or it can be formed from a section of the wire form member itself. The line guide can be made from a metallic, elastomeric, or plastic material. The line guide feature provides a means for an angler to easily rig a trailing lure at a desired distance behind a line guiding spinner lure, significantly increasing the probability for both attracting and catching multiple fish on a single cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Patrick Rye
  • Patent number: 8978289
    Abstract: Chain skirt fishing lures and associated manufacturing methods are provided. According to some embodiments, a skirt body for a fishing lure comprises a plurality of flexible elements. The plurality of flexible elements of a skirt body can extend from a body portion of a head of a lure body to one or more points distal from the head of the lure body. At least one of the plurality of flexible elements of the skirt body can comprise multiple elements connected together to form an elongated skirt element. The elongated skirt element can extend from a point proximate the head of the lure body to a point distal the head of the lure body. The flexible elements can facilitate fish attraction, thereby leading to increased fish striking compared to conventional lures. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Brett Willis, Jackie Hammond
  • Patent number: 8973298
    Abstract: A fishing lure assembly is disclosed which comprises a blade free to oscillate, yaw and produce a trailing wake as the fishing lure assembly is displaced through water. A weight is affixed to the fishing lure assembly, but inferiorly disposed such that the blade is free to oscillate and have a yaw divergence which is substantially unaffected by inertia of the weight. The fishing lure may be variably constructed to include one or more hooks and soft bait and hard bait bodies which are disposed to follow behind in the trailing wake. In one embodiment, a float is added to the lure assembly. In another embodiment, a combination of a frame and blade is disclosed, the blade being flexible and resilient and affixed to the frame such that the blade is securably affixed but replaceable in a fishing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: David L. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8950106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flasher, which has attachment points at two opposite ends for a line or hook used in fishing. The flasher includes two plate pieces, between which a connection is arranged, which permits the mutual movement of the plate pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Vesa Kääriäinen
  • Patent number: 8898951
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a leading lure body shaped like a fish; and a trailing lure body shaped like a fish. The leading lure body includes a passage therethrough to enable a fishing line to slidably pass through the passage for connection to the trailing lure body. The trailing lure body includes a front portion and a curved front surface. The front portion of the trailing lure body is weighted such that the trailing lure body tends to sink front portion first in water. The curved front surface of the trailing fishing lure facilitates a swimming motion for the trailing lure body when the trailing lure body moves through water, and tends to lift the trailing lure body if the trailing lure body is pulled through water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bass Pro Intellectual Property L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Hughes
  • Patent number: 8857100
    Abstract: A weedless fishing lure device. The device has a single piece soft bodied lure material having a first end and a second end. An air ballast formed by at least one cavity region provided within one or more portions of the single piece soft bodied lure material and extending from a vicinity of the first end of the single piece soft bodied lure material toward the second end of the single piece soft bodied lure material. The device has a lower portion of the soft bodied lure member bordering a lower portion of the cavity region and an upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member bordering an upper portion of the cavity region. An outer region is formed from the single piece soft bodied lure material. An opening is within the upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Huddleston Deluxe, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel M. Huddleston
  • Publication number: 20140250763
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body having a head portion and a tail portion. The head portion is movably coupled to the tail portion such that the head portion may move relative to the tail portion when the lure is pulled through the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Richard E. Hrncir
  • Patent number: 8793924
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a body resembling the shape of a crawfish. The fishing lure includes a wire material and a flexible material connecting portions of a tail of the lure, and a passage through the body of the lure for receiving a fishing line such that an upward pulling of the fishing line passing through the passage causes a relative movement the portions of the tail in the downward action, and wherein the wire material operates to return the portions of the tail to their original position to generate a backwards movement of the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Hughes
  • Patent number: 8789308
    Abstract: A lipless fishing lure includes an inner, flexible fabric core, and a plurality of substantially rigid structural members. The plurality of substantially rigid structural members are adhered to the fabric core on opposite sides of the core. The rigid structural members are generally evenly spaced from one another in the longitudinal direction. The rigid structural members and the fabric core generally define the shape of a fish. The rigid structural members include a fish head. The fish head includes a front end with a relatively blunt transverse cross-sectional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard Hughes
  • Patent number: 8776428
    Abstract: A pliable fishing lure assembly includes a lure body including a leading portion and a trailing portion joined by a connecting hinge portion. A pliable, spinnable appendage is connected for unrestrained 360° rotation to the lure body by a swivel mechanism. The lure body can bend or fold into a U-shaped form at the hinge portion. A hook through the leading portion includes a protruding barbed end on one side of the leading portion and a protruding eye on the opposite side of the leading portion. The lure assembly is formed from a neutrally buoyant or close to neutrally buoyant material. During a glide, the lure body can straighten out at the hinge portion, and the pliable, neutrally buoyant spinnable appendage does not interfere with the weighting and buoyancy of the lure body and does not add excessive drag in the water to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Langer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander G. Langer
  • Patent number: 8769863
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a plurality of segments flexibly joined by a flexible line linkage to form a substantially linear array of segments. One or more fish hooks are secured to one or more of the segments. A fish line attachment is provided at the front most segment of the linear array. A plurality of angled slots are formed between each segment due to the spaced linear array. Each segment defines an internal buoyancy chamber and one or more vent apertures are provided which control the flow of water into the buoyancy chambers when the fishing lure is emerced. The lure provides a variety of travel paths and performance under the control of the user through manipulation of the attached fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Baker
  • Patent number: 8739460
    Abstract: A fishing lure combination is disclosed which comprises a frame and an oscillating blade which may be affixed to the frame and then replaced without removing or untying a fishing line affixed to the frame. Also, the frame comprises a clip for replacing an associated weighted fishing lure, also without removing or untying the fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: David L. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8646203
    Abstract: A multi-action fishing lure includes a buoyant head section, a tail section, a joint, and a lip. The head section includes a front surface and an opposing rear surface. The tail section includes a lip that protrudes from a forward region of the tail section. The front surface includes a recessed region, and also includes a line connection device extending from the recessed region. A joint flexibly couples the head section to the tail section. The fishing lure can be retrieved to generate multiple different actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Steven P. Pennaz
  • Patent number: 8490320
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises a rear end enabled to be attached to a fishing line or leader and a front end having a plurality of outer tines with wires for attaching bait and a plurality of inner tines for retaining a fishing hook. The lure further comprises an attached spring-loaded weed guard. A lure skirt is placed over the tines and hook. The body of the lure is reflective and combines with the bait and lure skirt to catch the attention of nearby fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Henry C. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8347547
    Abstract: The invention provides a fishing device adapted to carry a plurality of fishing lures. The fishing device includes a winged section having a support shaft guide which slideably engages onto a wire support shaft equipped with a winged section retaining eyelet. Depending upon the slideable position of the support guide in relation to the winged section retaining eyelet, the winged section may be retained and collapsed about the wire support shaft in a stowable form or allowed to radially expand to a fishing lure position. The winged section and the support shaft are adapted to carry a plurality of fishing lures dimensionally triangulated along different planes of carriage travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Dean J. Houdek
  • Patent number: 8230639
    Abstract: Soft or pliable spinning appendages can be attached to a soft fishing lure using a swivel mechanism that provides unrestricted 360° rotation. The appendages increase attractiveness, flash, vibration, color, or scent. Due to their slow spinning speed and neutral buoyancy in water, the appendages provide unique properties to slow-moving lures not possible with prior art hard blades. A weedless swivel mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Langer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander G. Langer, James Diehl, Steven P. Conley
  • Patent number: 8181382
    Abstract: A fishing lure that has realistic motion when retrieved from a cast is presented. The lure has three sections: a head section, a tail section, and a mid-section. The head and tail sections are formed to resemble the head and tail areas of live bait. The mid-section has a series of segments that are joined by connectors that allow the segments to move back and forth when water impacts on the sidewalls of the segments. The overall shape of the fishing lure in one embodiment is a shad baitfish. Other embodiments include the overall shape of a lizard, a waterdog salamander, a blue gill fish, a goby fish, or a snake or worm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Lake Fork Trophy Bait & Tackle
    Inventor: Mark Pack
  • Publication number: 20120102815
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a body resembling the shape of a crawfish. The fishing lure includes a wire material and a flexible material connecting portions of a tail of the lure, and a passage through the body of the lure for receiving a fishing line such that an upward pulling of the fishing line passing through the passage causes a relative movement the portions of the tail in the downward action, and wherein the wire material operates to return the portions of the tail to their original position to generate a backwards movement of the lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Bass Pro Intellectual Property L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard HUGHES
  • Patent number: 8099899
    Abstract: A maneuverable fishing lure for attachment to a fishing line includes a lure body including a first end and a second end. An attachment means joins to the fishing line where a retrieval of the fishing line imparts motion on the lure through water. A rudder is pivotally joined to the lure body proximate to the first end. The rudder is pivotal between a first position and a second position about a pivot axis substantially perpendicular to an axis extending through the first end and the second end. With the rudder in the first position, the motion causes the lure to travel through the water in a first direction. With the rudder in the second position, the motion causes the lure to and travel through the water in a second direction. A change in the motion causes the rudder to pivot between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Peter Scott
  • Patent number: 8037635
    Abstract: A main body portion has top and bottom surfaces, a front, a rear and opposed sides. The main body portion has a central axis extending between the front and rear. A pair of similarly configured leg portions is integrally fabricated with the main body portion. Each leg portion has an interior section and a spiral exterior section. Each interior section is positioned to extend outwardly at an angle from the rear. Each exterior section has a top and a bottom surface. The spiral exterior section of each leg first extends downwardly and away from the central axis, then downwardly and toward the central axis, then upwardly and toward the central axis. The spiral exterior section of each leg terminates facing away from the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20110239521
    Abstract: A compact fake bait structure includes a transparent counterweight fake bait, at least one dual-ring member and a colored fake bait. The transparent counterweight fake bait has an opening at a rear end thereof for connecting with one end of the dual-ring member. Another end of the dual-ring member is pivotally connected with a front end of the colored fake bait. When the user tosses a fishing line, the fishing line can be tossed farther through the gravitational acceleration of the transparent counterweight fake bait. The colored fake bait colored with pattern and connected with the dual-ring ring swings at the rear end of the transparent counterweight fake bait like a real fish so as to attract a real fish to be hooked easily. Besides, the transparent counterweight fake bait is not easily to be seen, preventing the real fish from being frightened away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsi Tsai
  • Patent number: 8006431
    Abstract: A fishing fly for catching a fish, comprising a folded rubber string core, one or more materials surrounding the folded rubber string core form a pattern representative of food available to the fish, and an eye formed by a continuous section of the folded rubber string core extending from the one or more materials is provided. The one or more materials may include thread, feathers, or beads. The core may alternatively be metal, plastic, or unfolded rubber. A method of fishing using the fishing fly is also provided. The method includes attaching a fly to a line containing a hook at one end, the fly being attached at some distance from the hook, placing the hook end of the line into a body of water to be fished, and retrieving one or more fish caught on the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Moffitt Angling Limited
    Inventor: Patrick E. Moffitt
  • Patent number: 7980019
    Abstract: The fishing lure is formed in a variety of configurations mimicking various prey animals to which game fish might be attracted. Each lure is formed of relatively soft plastic or rubber for flexibility, although the head or forward end of the lure may optionally be formed of harder material. The lure includes a pair of laterally opposed notches or grooves between the head and body, and a series of longitudinally staggered notches or grooves across the upper and lower body or tail portion. These notches or grooves provide even greater flexibility for the lure, allowing the lure to undulate due to hydrodynamic force when drawn through the water. The hook is installed in the forwardmost portion of the lure with the tip oriented above and/or forwardly of the remainder of the lure, to avoid reduction of body flexibility due to being penetrated by the relatively stiff shank of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Steven P. Kalnas
  • Patent number: 7895789
    Abstract: Soft or pliable spinning appendages can be attached to any fishing lure, hard or soft, using a swivel mechanism that provides unrestricted 360° rotation. The appendages increase attractiveness, flash, vibration, color, or scent. Due to their slow spinning speed and neutral buoyancy in water, the appendages provide unique properties to slow-moving lures not possible with prior art hard blades. A weedless swivel mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Alexander G. Langer
  • Patent number: 7788842
    Abstract: An improved artificial bait, which is composed of metal chain, fish-shaped head and body of fish; wherein metal chain is connected in series with chain link pivoted based on end hole and axial pivot; fish-shaped head is composed of two half sectioned body, concave and protruding point for embedding are respectively set on its combining surface, groove of stopping edge is also formed at end part connecting body of fish; body of fish is formed by several blocks made in separated part, concave and protruding point for embedding are made on combining surface of block, slot connecting groove at two ends are also set, stopping edge is then made at end side of groove; based on this structure combination, metal chain can caulk with slot and groove by use of the difference formed between single link and double links, so that block can be put together with each chain part, and stopping edge may make spacing between chain part of metal chain, therefore, the rotation of axial pivot of metal chain can control the connecte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsi Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100205848
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a leading lure body shaped like a fish; and a trailing lure body shaped like a fish. The leading lure body includes a passage therethrough to enable a fishing line to slidably pass through the passage for connection to the trailing lure body. The trailing lure body includes a front portion and a curved front surface. The front portion of the trailing lure body is weighted such that the trailing lure body tends to sink front portion first in water. The curved front surface of the trailing fishing lure facilitates a swimming motion for the trailing lure body when the trailing lure body moves through water, and tends to lift the trailing lure body if the trailing lure body is pulled through water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: BASS PRO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard HUGHES
  • Patent number: 7757426
    Abstract: The fishing lure is a complete fishing rig for attachment to the end of a fishing line. A pair of connecting rods are attached to a fishing line by a swivel attachment. A slidable weight is mounted on the first connection rod, and a spoon is attached to a four to six foot length of clear durable line, which is secured to the second connecting rod. The weight is formed from polyurethane resin with an embedded sinker, and the spoon is formed from epoxy resin. The connecting rods prevent tangling of the fishing lure rig and the fishing line, making the lure easier to cast off shore, and making the fishing lure more attractive to the fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Richard L. Kemp
  • Publication number: 20100162612
    Abstract: The fishing lure is formed in a variety of configurations mimicking various prey animals to which game fish might be attracted. Each lure is formed of relatively soft plastic or rubber for flexibility, although the head or forward end of the lure may optionally be formed of harder material. The lure includes a pair of laterally opposed notches or grooves between the head and body, and a series of longitudinally staggered notches or grooves across the upper and lower body or tail portion. These notches or grooves provide even greater flexibility for the lure, allowing the lure to undulate due to hydrodynamic force when drawn through the water. The hook is installed in the forwardmost portion of the lure with the tip oriented above and/or forwardly of the remainder of the lure, to avoid reduction of body flexibility due to being penetrated by the relatively stiff shank of the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Steven P. Kalnas
  • Publication number: 20100146837
    Abstract: Fishing lures constructed with internal strands of high tensile strength fibers (e.g. aramid) bonded to body pieces independent of any associated hooks. The strands are trained in appropriate alignments (e.g. longitudinally, transverse and/or radially) at high wear areas to enhance flexion and minimize tearing, especially at spanned joints. The fibers can be bonded into the body materials or anchored to the body pieces. Several soft plastic (e.g. plastisol and pvc) lures molded with resilient, durable stranded and webbed fibers enhancing durability and defining flexible joints, appendages etc. are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Zernov
  • Patent number: 7726062
    Abstract: The snag-resistant fishing lure is a snag-free fishing lure designed to minimize the chances of the lure becoming ensnared. The lure has a jig and a blade attached to the blade in a configuration that limits the side-to-side movement of the blade, thereby preventing the jig from rolling to a hook-downward position prone to snagging. A centrally aligned hole is positioned close to the front edge of the blade member. An eyelet extending from the jig body is attached through an aperture in the blade. The blade is limited in its side-to-side movement by contact between the blade edge and either the jig body or the eyelet. The limited side-to-side movement of the blade creates a quick, controlled, oscillating blade action that imparts a natural swimming motion to the lure, emulating prey species movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Holding One, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 7716870
    Abstract: A fishing lure having: (a) a shaft with rearward end and forward end; (b) a rear loop at rearward end of the shaft; (c) a hook affixed to rear loop; (d) a weighted body on shaft next to rear loop; (e) a bearing bead rotatably mounted on shaft next to weighted body; (f) a spinner rotatably mounted on shaft next to bearing bead, the spinner being a predetermined cut length of tubular material having a longitudinal center line axis, tubular material having angled cut ends with planar surfaces, tubular material having two apertures through which the shaft projects; the two apertures being through the surface of the tubular material between angled cut ends and aligned at an angle to the longitudinal center line axis, the shaft traversing the cross section of the tubular material; and (g) a front loop to attach a fishing line at forward end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Russell Tadao Ukita
  • Publication number: 20100115822
    Abstract: A weedless fishing lure device. The device has a single piece soft bodied lure material having a first end and a second end. An air ballast formed by at least one cavity region provided within one or more portions of the single piece soft bodied lure material and extending from a vicinity of the first end of the single piece soft bodied lure material toward the second end of the single piece soft bodied lure material. The device has a lower portion of the soft bodied lure member bordering a lower portion of the cavity region and an upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member bordering an upper portion of the cavity region. An outer region is formed from the single piece soft bodied lure material. An opening is within the upper portion of the single piece soft bodied lure member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Huddleston Deluxe Inc.
    Inventor: SAMUEL M. HUDDLESTON
  • Publication number: 20090307959
    Abstract: A lipless fishing lure includes an inner, flexible fabric core, and a plurality of substantially rigid structural members. The plurality of substantially rigid structural members are adhered to the fabric core on opposite sides of the core. The rigid structural members are generally evenly spaced from one another in the longitudinal direction. The rigid structural members and the fabric core generally define the shape of a fish. The rigid structural members include a fish head. The fish head includes a front end with a relatively blunt transverse cross-sectional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: BASS PRO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard HUGHES
  • Patent number: 7627978
    Abstract: The snag-resistant fishing lure is a snag-free fishing lure designed to minimize the chances of the lure becoming ensnared. The lure has a jig and a blade attached to the blade in a configuration that limits the side-to-side movement of the blade, thereby preventing the jig from rolling to a hook-downward position prone to snagging. A centrally aligned hole is positioned close to the front edge of the blade member. An eyelet extending from the jig body is attached through an aperture in the blade. The blade is limited in its side-to-side movement by contact between the blade edge and either the jig body or the eyelet. The limited side-to-side movement of the blade creates a quick, controlled, oscillating blade action that imparts a natural swimming motion to the lure, emulating prey species movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Holding One, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ronald Davis
  • Patent number: 7621068
    Abstract: A fishers lure comprising a plug that is weightable with internal weighting, and a trapezoidal shaped blade with an upturned nose and rounded front corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Francis Renosky
  • Publication number: 20090211144
    Abstract: A jig lure assembly (10) including a fishing leader line (12), a vertical attachment portion (18), and a horizontal shank portion (20). The horizontal shank portion (20) is positioned in a substantially perpendicular manner with respect to the vertical attachment portion (18). In addition, the jig lure assembly (10) has a curved hook portion (22) extending longitudinally from an end of the horizontal shank portion (20). Furthermore, the jig lure assembly (10) includes a generally spherical weight (28) enclosing at least a portion of the vertical attachment portion (18) and the horizontal shank portion (20) such that the vertical attachment portion (18) extends upwardly through the weight (28). A bead stopper (44) is fixedly mounted to the leader line (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: John F. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20090126256
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a modular fishing lure system having components which allow a user to create customizable fishing lures with greater flexibility and creativity while also being modifiable in the fishing environment in a manner that the user can alter the lure as needed while the user is fishing. The fishing lure system can include a propeller which provides desired action and movement of both the lure and the water surrounding the lure to entice fish to attack the fishing lure. The fishing lure system can include color components, which are provided to allow the user to select different colors and patterns in the body of the fishing lure. A secondary lure is provided in connection with the primary lure which trails behind the primary lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: ENVISAGE PRODUCTS COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ronald Gregory
  • Patent number: 7469497
    Abstract: A fishing lure assembly has a first multiple hook device, a second multiple hook device attached to follow behind and articulate relative to the first hook device, and a pliable dressing arranged to cover the points of the hooks of the two hook devices to resist snags. The pliable dressing can be a plurality of narrow pliable members arranged to span from a leading end of the fishing lure assembly across the points of the hooks, or a single member having an integral head portion with a plurality of long narrow bodies protruding from the head portion and spanning across the points of the hooks. A sharpened leading point or barbed head is provided at the leading end of the lure assembly for attaching the pliable dressing at the leading end. Variations in the hook devices, pliable dressings, and barbed heads for holding the dressings are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory A. Hergott
  • Publication number: 20080256841
    Abstract: A multiple hook fishing rig facilitating selective adjustability of hook spacing in order to accommodate bait of different sizes. A fishing rig includes a fishhook connected to a sliding line, with the sliding line being coupled to a primary line via a user positionable tension device. A method of using a fishing rig is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: James DeSpiegelaere
  • Patent number: 7437849
    Abstract: A secondary, preferably hook-free fishing lure is disclosed for use in combination with a primary hook-bearing fishing lure. The secondary lure is slidably attached to the fishing line, and moves along the line in an erratic fashion as the primary lure is worked through the water, to further attract fish to the primary lure. The secondary lure comprises one or more attractant elements, such as standard spoons or blades, directly or indirectly attached to a traveler element that slidably engages the fishing line and slides back and forth along the fishing line as the primary lure is moved, worked or jigged through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Selvaggio
  • Publication number: 20080202013
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for long line fishing and for recreational bait fishing that allows a fish to take a bait without having the hook simultaneously enter the fish's mouth. A fish is hooked by taking a hook-less bait and subsequent to the force exerted by the angler's line pull or the force generated by the fish swimming against a tight line, causes the hook to be drawn from outside the mouth and into the jaw area. The direction of hook set is opposite of conventional fishing given the hook is pulled towards the mouth and not from within the mouth cavity. The method and apparatus for attaching a bait to a line and not to a hook are equally applicable to the commercial long line fishery and the recreational fishery. The method promotes the reduction in bycatch and Bycatch mortality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Patrick E. Moffitt
  • Publication number: 20080104876
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body which is formed in an appearance imitating a small fish. A lower jaw which is vertically pivotable is provided on the front end of the lure body, and the pivot angle of the lower jaw is adjustable. The lower jaw is pivotally supported by the lure body at the base, and has an angle adjusting mechanism to control the pivot angle of the lower jaw around the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: 7356963
    Abstract: A fish lure includes a soft, fish-shaped body including forward and aft body segments connected by an integrally-formed vertical hinge. A buoyancy-controlling insert is concealed inside the forward body segment. The vertical hinge includes a pair of vertical grooves that extend from the dorsal surface to the ventral surface of the body, defining a hinge web that attaches the forward body segment to the aft body segment. A pair of front hinge surfaces extend between a side of the forward body segment and the hinge, and a pair of rear hinge surfaces extend between a side of the aft body segment and the hinge. The front hinge surface and the rear hinge surface form a hinge angle between 5 and 20 degrees when at rest. Each front and aft hinge surface is angled aft. Water flow past the hinge angle creates flexing of the body at the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Jason E. Scott
  • Publication number: 20080078114
    Abstract: A fishing lure that has realistic motion when retrieved from a cast is presented. The lure has three sections: a head section, a tail section, and a mid-section. The head and tail sections are formed to resemble the head and tail areas of live bait. The mid-section has a series of segments that are joined by connectors that allow the segments to move back and forth when water impacts on the sidewalls of the segments. The overall shape of the fishing lure in one embodiment is a shad baitfish. Other embodiments include the overall shape of a lizard, a waterdog salamander, a blue gill fish, a goby fish, or a snake or worm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Pack