Plugs Patents (Class 43/42.48)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100126058
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a lure body, a weight and fins. The lure body is shaped like a fish, and includes a top side and a bottom side. The lure body is weighted such that it is biased towards a top side down orientation if the lure is suspended in water without being pulled through water. The at least one angled surface on the body tend to propel the lure body towards a top side up orientation if the lure is pulled through water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Timothy Richard HUGHES
  • Patent number: 7716871
    Abstract: A fishing lure for spraying water droplets fore and aft of the fishing lure. The fishing lure has a monolithic fishing lure body extending along an axis from a head end to a tail end of the fishing lure body. A first substantially planar surface is formed at the head end of the fishing lure body such that the first substantially planar surface forms a first angle with respect to the axis. A second substantially planar surface is formed at the head end of the fishing lure body such that the second substantially planar surface forms a second angle with respect to the axis. A third angle is formed with respect to the first and second substantially planar surfaces such that the third angle is the sum of the first angle and the second angle. A crotch is defined by the intersection of the first substantially planar surface and the second substantially planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Joe Sayers
  • Publication number: 20090100740
    Abstract: A fishing lure device. The device has a weighted head member configured as a fish head. In a specific embodiment, the weighted head member comprises primarily of a metal material. The weighted head member has a first end forming an apex extending to a second end. In a specific embodiment, the device has an elongated body member attached to the weighted head member at the second end. The elongated body member comprising a shaped wood material, which is buoyant. In a specific embodiment, the elongated body member extends from the second end to a tail end. The device also has a triangular cross-section characterizing a portion of the elongated body member. The triangular cross-section comprises a first side region, a second side region, and a base region. In a specific embodiment, the base region is a bottom portion of the elongated body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: River2Sea, LLC
    Inventor: KWOK KONG CHAN
  • Patent number: 7520085
    Abstract: A fishing lure that uses light as an attractant but does not require any power-generating means or light-generating means. The lure has a body with a forward end and an oppositely-disposed tail end, with the body being configured so that when drawn through water from the forward end the body orients itself to have a dorsal side, an oppositely-disposed ventral side, and two oppositely-disposed lateral sides between the dorsal and ventral sides. The lure further includes an element for collecting light impinging the dorsal side of the body, an element for conducting the light away from the dorsal side to at least one of the ventral side and the lateral sides of the body, and an element for emitting the light from the ventral and/or lateral sides of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventors: James-Michael C. Edwards, Sue Ann Edwards
  • Patent number: 7337579
    Abstract: A fishing lure comprises an elongated body with a modified cylindrical shape having a first end, a second end, a bottom portion and a top portion. The fishing lure also includes an eye for attaching a fishing line thereto positioned in a central region of the first end of the elongated body, and a plurality of hooks attached to the bottom portion of the elongated body, the second end of the elongated body or any combination thereof. The fishing lure is adapted to rotate 90 degrees from an original position and descend from a surface of a body of water as a force from the fishing line is applied, and return to the original position and float to the surface of the body of water when the force is discontinued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Phillip Thomas
  • Patent number: 7059080
    Abstract: A fishing lure system comprising a hard-body lure that exhibits lateral motion when pulled through water, a trailing lure, and a flexible linkage for translating the lateral motion of the hard-body lure to lateral motion of the trailing lure, the flexible linkage having a first end connected to the hard-body lure, and second end connected to the trailing lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Bruce N. Bendel
  • Patent number: 7000346
    Abstract: A fishing lure for use as a top water lure having a construction of negative buoyancy. The lure has an elongated weighted body resembling a squid with angled channels defined in the top and bottom surfaces of the body. Upon the lure being retrieved by an angler, water gushes through one of the channels and splashes over and about the leading end of the lure, causing the lure to “swim” over the water surface with the trailing end submersed in the water. This presents the appearance of a fleeting baitfish. By careful selection of colors and reflective strips the lure will have an appearance that is very visually stimulating to game fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond G. Jussaume
  • Patent number: 6735898
    Abstract: An artificial fishing lure having a squid-like appearance with a generally cylindrical body and a skirt with a plurality of thin, elongated, flexible streamers, wherein the nose of the body is formed by the combination of a rearwardly inclined planar surface intersecting with a rounded surface, wherein the central axis of the lure body extends through the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Mike Luke
  • Patent number: 6536365
    Abstract: A flexible nose assembly for an underwater vehicle provides increased energy-absorbing capabilities and facilitates recovery and handling of the vehicle. The flexible nose assembly includes a flexible nose cap, at least one retrieval device, and at least one cable that is strong in tension, yet weak in compression which is coupled between the retrieval device and the UUV body. The flexible nose cap has a gap formed therein allowing the communication of environmental water into the region between the vehicle body and the nose cap. Optionally, the retrieval device may be recessed into the flexible nose assembly, thereby reducing hydrodynamic drag and overall vehicle length. Energy-absorbing ballast can be positioned within the nose cap in order to further enhance survivability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Duane M. Horton
  • Publication number: 20020104251
    Abstract: A topwater fishing lure is provided which comprises a hard body with a concave section at one end. The lure is designed so that the concave section floats above the surface of the water, and when pulled with a fishing line, the lure will topple over to immerse the concave section in the water. By doing so, the lure generates a noise which can act as an attractant to nearby fish. The lure may also contain two hooks with soft body devices attached to opposite sides of the hard body, which hooks hang straight down in the water to simulate the appearance of a frog, as bait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Randall Isaac Prescott