Hooks Patents (Class 43/43.16)
  • Patent number: 10842139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fish hook in the form of a wire includes a shank portion, a bend portion and a point portion. The hook further includes an offset in the wire, the offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the point portion. The fish hook may further include a second offset in the wire, the second offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the shank portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Bennis
  • Patent number: 10716348
    Abstract: A tool designed for fixing fibers, such as natural hair, to a substrate, such as a wig cap, for making hand-tied wigs, having a shaft with two ends. A slot extends from one of the shaft ends with an open end to receive fibers. An opening extends transversely to the shaft and intersects with the slot for holding fibers as they are passed through the openings of the wig cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Irma Faye Dozier
  • Patent number: 9565842
    Abstract: A fish hook of generally conventional design with the unique features of having a point section of a pyramidal shape with a triangular cross-section. The three sides of the point section are either flat-sided or slightly concave facets extending from the point to the base of the point section. The hook has at least three barbs of different sizes with at least one barb on each edge of the cross-section. The smallest barb is near the point, and the barbs increase in size in increments down to the largest (conventional) barb at the base of the point section. The barb positions rotate sequentially in 120 degree increments around the axis of the point section from the top barb near the point to the bottom barb at the base of the point section. This multiple barb arrangement and the cutting edges of the facets results in increased and more secure hookups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Lynn A. Winter
  • Patent number: 9480243
    Abstract: A Fishing Lure Jig is formed firstly about a split ring or keychain ring that has a double wire portion and also a single wire portion. Thus, a fishing hook having a tightly wound rounded end threaded upon the single wire portion can be effectively stuck there so that it can not proceed up and over the double wire portion as the rounded end is too small to ride through both wires (the double wire portion) at the same time. Then a second hook is attached at its rounded end in the double wire portion and a connector hoop is also loaded thereon so that the first hook with the narrow rounded end is stuck between these two. A connection chain is attached to the connector hoop and a ball is attached to the opposite end thereof using a similar mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Todd Alexander Krohn
  • Patent number: 9078421
    Abstract: A fishing lure consists of a hook and at least one bladed member having an aperture for slidably mounting the bladed member along the shank of the hook. The bladed member enables an oscillating-type swimming motion of the lure when the lure is retrieved by an angler. The shank comprises a generally acute-angle bend located substantially away from both the eyelet and the hook point, such that the inner edge of the aperture of the bladed member is hydrodynamically confined within the acute-angle bend during retrieval of the lure, thus preventing the oscillating movement of the bladed member from interfering with an adjacent lure component. Alternatively, a permanent or removable spacer member can be used to constrain the bladed member along a predetermined section of the hook shank. The resulting oscillating movement of the bladed member creates a unique and more lifelike swimming motion of the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Patrick Rye
  • Patent number: 9032662
    Abstract: A fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: WRIGHT & MCGILL CO.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Bartell
  • Publication number: 20150101237
    Abstract: A jointed fishing hook is provided. The jointed fishing hook includes a top shank and a bottom shank. The top shank includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the top shank forms a first eye. The bottom shank includes a first end and a second end. The second end of the bottom shank includes a bend forming a hook. The second end of the top shank is pivotally connected to the first end of the bottom shank. Therefore, the bottom shank may freely move relative to the top shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: David William Bedore
  • Publication number: 20150096219
    Abstract: A fishing lure and method of casting are disclosed. In one aspect, a lure assembly includes a fishing hook having an eyelet and a bend separated by a shank, the bend terminating at a point separated from the shank by a gape. The lure assembly further includes a hook appurtenance attached to the fishing hook and positioned past the bend generally aligned with the shank of the fishing hook. The hook appurtenance includes an ergonomic mass forming a resilient structure for gripping by a person, the ergonomic mass having a size smaller than a gape of the hook to avoid interfering with operation of the fishing hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: ANDREW MUNTZ
  • Patent number: 8991096
    Abstract: A fishing hook has a head having at least two vertically arranged holes through which a fishing line is inserted. When the fishing line is threaded through both of the vertically disposed holes, the hook is stabilized in a substantially orthogonal posture relative to the fishing line, thus enhancing the likelihood of catching fish, especially with a drop-shot technique. Because the single head is small and compact, it is not exposed when the lure is affixed to the hook, thereby improving the likelihood that fish will be tempted by the lure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Clemot
  • Patent number: 8951544
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for repelling elasmobranchs with electropositive metals, including apparatuses and methods for reducing by-catch in commercial fisheries and protecting humans from attacks by elasmobranchs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Matthew Stroud
  • Publication number: 20150020434
    Abstract: A fish hook that can be easily fastened to a line or string without looking at the hook, primarily for the visually impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Kooistra
  • Patent number: 8910416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fish hook in the form of a wire includes a shank portion, a bend portion and a point portion. The hook further includes an offset in the wire, the offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the point portion. The fish hook may further include a second offset in the wire, the second offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the shank portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Bennis
  • Patent number: 8893427
    Abstract: An inexpensive fishhook and a method for manufacturing the same whereby a piece of bait can be put as far as an end part of the chimoto side. An upper part of a shank (2) of a fishhook (1) is hit to form a flat surface (3) thereon, and a hole (4) penetrating through the flat surface (3) is formed at two points with a vertical interval therebetween. A part of the shank (2) is cut transversely across an upper hole (4a) of the holes to thereby form, at the upper part of the shank (2), a hole (4b) through which a fishing line (5) is passed and tied, and two upward protrusions (7) enabling a piece of bait to be engaged therewith and being capable of preventing the fastened fish line from being displaced from the upper part of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Gamakatsu Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Sugano
  • Publication number: 20140290120
    Abstract: A fish catching device of the present invention is a fishing hook with two hooks. The double hook allows for more than one bait choice and increased movement, thus allowing for a better fish catch. The multiple bait choices may further attract different fish and thereby more fish at one time. The hooks may be substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Todd Kinna
  • Publication number: 20140215893
    Abstract: A fishing device, for use with a reel and rod combination having fishing line with attached terminal tackle, includes a base, an indicator device, a trigger mechanism, and a tine device. The base has a hole and slot configuration to allow a fishing line to feed through the base. The indicator device is coupled to the base and is configured to indicate the presence of a fish. The trigger mechanism is configured to cause the indicator device to pop up when the trigger device is activated. The line device attaches to the fishing line and is configured to activate the trigger mechanism. When a fish pulls on the terminal tackle, the line device activates the trigger mechanism that causes the indicator device to pop-up indicating to a user the presence of a fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Levi John Christianson, Michael John Christianson
  • Publication number: 20140182191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fish hook in the form of a wire includes a shank portion, a bend portion and a point portion. The hook further includes an offset in the wire, the offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the point portion. The fish hook may further include a second offset in the wire, the second offset being positioned within the bend portion adjacent to the shank portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Bennis
  • Patent number: 8707613
    Abstract: A fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Wright & McGill Co.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Bartell
  • Publication number: 20130269236
    Abstract: A fishing device has a hook unit attachable to a fishing rod and including a first end provided with a connecting member, an elongated carrying element extending from the connecting member to a second end, a hook at the second end and extending from the carrying element back toward the first end, a load arranged on the carrying element between the first and second ends, a plate at the first end, and a lure piece mounted on the hook unit and having an end portion extending beyond the hook unit and having a thin tail shape movable transversely to the hook unit in all directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Vladimir Oblonskij
  • Patent number: 8550518
    Abstract: A hunting gear retriever which comprises a weighted body of substantially rigid material. A hook assembly is supported by an protrudes outwardly from a forward end of the weighted body in axial alignment therewith. A loop extends outwardly from a rearward end of the weighted body for securing the weighted body to a lanyard. When the weighted body is dropped down by a hunter in a tree onto a surface, the weighted body will topple over onto one side allowing the hook assembly to be manually dragged by the lanyard along the surface and engage with an item laying on the surface, so that the item can be pulled upwardly by the hunter into the tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Steven L. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130160348
    Abstract: A fishing hook has a head having at least two vertically arranged holes through which a fishing line is inserted. When the fishing line is threaded through both of the vertically disposed holes, the hook is stabilized in a substantially orthogonal posture relative to the fishing line, thus enhancing the likelihood of catching fish, especially with a drop-shot technique. Because the single head is small and compact, it is not exposed when the lure is affixed to the hook, thereby improving the likelihood that fish will be tempted by the lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Clemot
  • Patent number: 8468738
    Abstract: A fishers device that enables a hook and hook shaft to maintain a given compound angle with respect to a fishing line. A double eye hook has an upper eye and a lower eye connected by a lever arm. A fishing line can be attached to the upper eye and a tag line passes from the upper eye through the lower eye and the tag line is attached to a weighted member below the hook. The hook angle can be adjusted and once adjusted the fisher's device will maintain the desired angle. The arrangement improves the ability to hook a fish because the fisherman knows the hook is oriented with the hooking end up at all times, improving the ability to hook the fish in the roof of the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney Dale Long
  • Publication number: 20130133240
    Abstract: A knotless connector includes a body that is generally planar, having a top surface and bottom surface oriented generally parallel to one another, and generally planar side surfaces intersecting the top and bottom surfaces at corners. The body may include a slot having an open end and a closed end, and an eyelet positioned adjacent to the slot including a bore and a radial opening providing access to the bore. The tail end of a line may be wrapped around the body to form a wrapped portion of the tail end, and the primary portion of the line may be wrapped over the wrapped portion, through the slot, and through the bore in the eyelet. The corners created by the intersecting surfaces of the body create friction points to help maintain the line on the connector with the use of knots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Karl Beitzel
  • Publication number: 20130097915
    Abstract: A fishing jig includes a wire that is at least partially embedded in the jig. The wire has a line tying section and a twist section. The line tying section is at one end portion of the wire. At least a portion of the line tying section, to which a fishing line is replaceably tied, protrudes from the jig. A twist section is at another end portion of the wire opposite to the one end portion with the line tying section. At least a portion of the twist section, to which a fish hook is replaceably attached, protrudes from the jig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Tamburro
  • Publication number: 20130081321
    Abstract: A fishing jig with a flexible shank allows a minnow on the fishing jig to swim free. This natural movement of the minnow entices a predator to feed while foraging. Predators not foraging are enticed into a reaction strike with the use of various types of terminal tackle, such as colored beads, blade spinners, turbo spinners and the like. The fish hooks and the jig head can be matched to meet the fishing conditions and type of fish being targeted. For example, a heavier jig head can be used with a smaller fishing hook for fishing smaller fish in deep water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: John David Lund
  • Publication number: 20130036656
    Abstract: A hollow shank fishing hook that will avoid the use of knots entirely, simplifying the profile of the fishing hook, making it easier for the end user to attach the leader line to the hook, simplifying manufacturing, reducing the propensity of the hook to catch debris in the water, and creating less auditory and visual distraction of the fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dwane K. Stull
  • Publication number: 20130036657
    Abstract: A hollow fishing hook that will avoid the use of knots entirely, simplifying the profile of the fishing hook, making it easier for the end user to attach the leader line to the hook, simplifying manufacturing, reducing the propensity of the hook to catch debris in the water, and creating less auditory and visual distraction of the fish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dwane K. Stull
  • Publication number: 20130025181
    Abstract: Provided are an inexpensive fishhook and a method for manufacturing the same whereby a piece of bait can be put as far as an end part of the chimoto side. An upper part of a shank (2) of a fishhook (1) is hit to form a flat surface (3) thereon, and a hole (4) penetrating through the flat surface (3) is formed at two points with a vertical interval therebetween. A part of the shank (2) is cut transversely across an upper hole (4a) of the holes to thereby form, at the upper part of the shank (2), a hole (4b) through which a fishing line (5) is passed and tied, and two upward protrusions (7) enabling a piece of bait to be engaged therewith and being capable of preventing the fastened fish line from being displaced from the upper part of the shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Gamakatsu CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Sugano
  • Publication number: 20130025179
    Abstract: A fishing hook can include a light-emitting element provided on a base end side of a hook body. Various types of natural and/or artificial bait can be used with the fishing hook. A fish-attracting effect can be imparted to the fishing hook itself, and the light-emitting element can suppress separation of the bait. A light-emitting element, in which a light-emitting sheet capable of emitting light from a phosphorescent material and/or luminescent material and a multilayer polymer film having a light-interfering phenomenon are laminated, is attached to the base end side of the hook body. The light-emitting sheet and the multilayer polymer film in the light-emitting element can be wound upon the base end side of the hook body in a laminated state, and a fishing line or affixing line can be wound and affixed upon the front surface side of the light-emitting element to form an uneven surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: SHINTOWA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruhiro Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20120291333
    Abstract: A fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: WRIGHT & MCGILL CO.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Bartell
  • Publication number: 20120291334
    Abstract: A fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: WRIGHT & MCGILL CO.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Bartell
  • Publication number: 20120285072
    Abstract: All traditional metal jigs (aka “jigging spoons”) have their lines attached to a metal insert positioned in the nose portion. The invention is a first time radical industry departure by including two primary dynamic functional attachment points in a single metal jig. It is a “2 in 1” hybrid lure with combined blade bait and metal jig actions. The invention is easily converted to a multiplicity of lure actions simply by changing its line and hook attachments from the nose insert to the dorsal insert positioned at its critical balance point on the top of its back. The resultant unmatched hydrosonic vibration, versatility and life-like natural appearance enable the invention to be effectively fished in all fresh and salt waters, worldwide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Peter John Rosko
  • Patent number: 8201358
    Abstract: A plurality of grooves are formed at a position in a hook tip where a barb is to be generally provided, avoiding damage to a caught fish and avoiding fishing failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Dohitomi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiro Dohi
  • Patent number: 8197615
    Abstract: Mechanical hooks made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, wherein the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys provide ruggedness, durability, higher service loads, excellent resistance to chemical and environmental effects, and low-cost manufacturing are provided. In addition, methods of making such mechanical hooks from bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Ogawa, Quoc Tran Pham, Atakan Peker
  • Publication number: 20120124886
    Abstract: A fishing hook is plated with, coated with, or contains an antimicrobial substance to treat the impalement wound of a fish caused by the hook. Specifically the hook includes at least one shank; at least one bend that extends from the shank; at least one point defined by a free end of the bend, wherein the fish hook contains a substance whose purpose is to minimize infection and to treat the puncture wound of a fish that is caught. The substance optionally acts to sterilize the hook to reduce the entrance of microbes into the wound when the puncture occurs. The substance may also contain an anti-inflammatory or a pain reliever to reduce the suffering of the fish or of others accidentally injured by the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel P. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20120085018
    Abstract: A fishing hook with elasmobranch-repelling qualities is disclosed. The fishing hook, comprised of a ferromagnetic material, is rendered repellent to elasmobranchs through the incorporation of an exterior coating of an electropositive metal, and contact or impulse magnetization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Matthew Stroud
  • Publication number: 20120011762
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the disclosed fishing hook utilizes a self reinforced polymer, Tecamax Self Reinforced Polymer (SRP), to form the hook. In addition, the hook has a nanocomposite coating, utilizing Nanobyk 3600 or Nanobyk 3601 as the nanocomposite additive, that increases the rigidity and scratch resistance of the hook. The hook may also utilize Bykoplast-1000 for pigmentation to produce color variations. The eyelet located opposite the barbed end of the hook is rotated ninety (90) degrees from conventional hooks so it lays flush with a surface when the hook is placed flush on the surface. The hook also has additional build-up in certain strategic locations along the hook, including near the eyelet end of the hook, near the barbed end of the hook and at the beginning of the curve of the hook for added strength and also contains additional smaller barbs along the length of the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Vernon Magazzu
  • Publication number: 20120005946
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a modular fishing hook accessory mounting system for removably mounting a fishing accessory on a hook. The system includes a hook, a modular mounting member and a fishing accessory. The hook has a shank portion and an eye shank portion, the eye shank portion being located at one end of the shank portion. The modular mounting member is mounted on the hook for removably receiving a fishing accessory. The fishing accessory is removably mounted on the modular mounting member, the fishing accessory having a recess formed therein for slidably receiving at least a portion of a retaining member for retaining the retaining member and fishing accessory to the mounting member. The fishing accessory may be a jig head that is substantially lead-free, such as being made from a steel that has been powdered, pressed and sintered. Of course, the modular fishing hook accessory mounting system will work with lead jig head that is modified to be removable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Bennis
  • Publication number: 20110289817
    Abstract: Devices and methods for forming a new and improved fishing hook is provided. Various materials, including fluorocarbons and polycarbonates, and combinations thereof are provided to produce a translucent or transparent device that maintains desirable material properties such as weight, tensile strength, ductility, and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: FLUOROHOOK, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Lorimer, Charles K. Ray
  • Publication number: 20110056114
    Abstract: A Straight Fishing Hook comprising a primary hook (1) with an elongated body (2) having an eyelet at the opposite end (3) and second hook (4) attached by its shank to the elongated body at approximately four fifth of the length of the elongate body measured from the eyelet, the second hook extending at a 90 degree angle to the primary hook; a third hook (5) attached by its shank to the elongated body at approximately three fifth of the length of the elongate body measured from the eyelet, the third hook extending at a 180 degree angle to the primary hook; a fourth hook (6) attached by its shank to the elongated body at approximately two fifth of the length of the elongate body measured from the eyelet, the fourth hook extending at a 270 degree angle to the primary hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Nane Capeski
  • Patent number: 7836629
    Abstract: A method for securing a flexible line includes winding a first section of a flexible line from a first end to a second end of a helical coil so that the first section of the flexible line is received between a plurality of first volutes of the helical coil. A second section of the flexible line is then extended from the second end of the helical coil back to the first end of the helical coil. A third section of the flexible line is then wound from the first end of the helical coil to the second end of the helical coil so that the third section of the flexible line is received between the plurality of first volutes. A fourth section of the flexible line is passed between a pair of second volutes of a retaining formation extending from the second end of the helical coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Grahame Douglas Taylor
  • Patent number: 7823321
    Abstract: The DNA Sampling Hook is a significant improvement on a method of obtaining a tissue sample from a live fish in situ from an aquatic environment. A tissue sample taken from a live fish can be used for DNA analyses, which can identify the species of fish, as well as the unique individual fish. Taking a small tissue sample without bringing the fish to the surface is important as it allows for observing the fish community without harming the individual fish by inducing barotrauma or other stresses associated with bringing a fish up from depth, which can be lethal to the animal. These tissue samples are obtained by hook and line methods and do not capture or traumatize the fish resulting in a non-lethal and non-destructive method of observing fish individuals and species. The DNA Sampling Hook is specifically designed to virtually eliminate a condition called double bites, in which more than one individual fish gives up tissue to the same hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Stan D. Tomich, Marjory E. Clarke, John H. Harms, Jennifer A. Hempelmann
  • Publication number: 20100154286
    Abstract: A rotatable fish hook is configured for attachment to a legacy fishing lure. The rotatable fish hook may comprise: a barb; an attachment piece for connecting the hook to a fishing lure; and a rotation mechanism, configured to rotationally isolate the barb from the connecting piece. The barb is free to rotate while the attachment piece remains stationary. The rotatable fish hook may comprise: a shank and a bend connected to the shank at a first end and the shank connected to the barb at a second end. The rotation mechanism is configured to rotationally isolate the shank, the bend and the barb from the attachment piece. The shank, the bend and the barb are free to rotate while the attachment piece remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Young Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20100088946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fishing hook having three loose fishing rods (1), the shafts (2) of which are individually and detachably disposed in a profile piece (5) such that easier removal of a hook (3) from a fishing rod (1) from the mouth of a fish is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: EASY CATCH
    Inventor: Franz Josef Casutt
  • Publication number: 20100024277
    Abstract: A holder for a fish hook is provided. The holder has a generally O- or U-shaped wire body having a first end and a second end. The first end is slightly spaced away from the second end for attachment to a lure body. The second end has a branched terminus with opposing first and second branches. The holder has an undercut that extends into the wire body without severing it. The second end is adapted to receive an eye of the fish hook by placing the eye over the first and second branches in sequence using the undercut in one position to thread the fish hook onto the wire body. Various designs of holders are possible with the common theme being that the branched terminus of the second end is sized to prevent an eye of a fish hook from passing over both the first and second branch simultaneously. The holders may also be part of a fishing lure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Larry Ross
  • Publication number: 20100005703
    Abstract: An improved fishhook for use with live bait fish in fishing operations. The fishhook comprises a unique angular configuration designed to prolong the life of live bait fish, as well as to provide for a more natural and lifelike bait presentation, to attract game fish thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Williams, JR.
  • Patent number: 7617629
    Abstract: This invention is a fishing device that is used in its preferred embodiment to trap bait between the hook and the line, within a boundary formed between the eyes. It eliminates the need for complicated knots, when using organic or otherwise fragile bait. It also prevents unnecessary damage to the bait during normal fishing activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Roldan Orozco Lizardo
  • Patent number: 7581348
    Abstract: A fish-hook (10) including: (a) a shank (12); (b) a bend (14) extending from the shank (12); (c) a point (16) defined by a free end of a bend (14); wherein an end portion (18) of the shank (12) defines a helical formation having at least three spaced volutes (22.1, 22.2, 22.3, 22.4), with a first volute (22.1) closest tod the bend (14) and a final volute (22.4) furthest from the the bend (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Grahame Douglas Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090199456
    Abstract: A jig construction for fishermen includes coplanar hook sections including a barb, a curved section, a first and a second straight section. The first and second straight sections are angle with respect to each other and a coplanar eyelet is also provided at the opposite end from the barbed end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Structure Proof Tackle Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Lutyens
  • Publication number: 20090188150
    Abstract: The DNA Sampling Hook is a significant improvement on a method of obtaining a tissue sample from a live fish in situ from an aquatic environment. A tissue sample taken from a live fish can be used for DNA analyses, which can identify the species of fish, as well as the unique individual fish. Taking a small tissue sample without bringing the fish to the surface is important as it allows for observing the fish community without harming the individual fish by inducing barotrauma or other stresses associated with bringing a fish up from depth, which can be lethal to the animal. These tissue samples are obtained by hook and line methods and do not capture or traumatize the fish resulting in a non-lethal and non-destructive method of observing fish individuals and species. The DNA Sampling Hook is specifically designed to virtually eliminate a condition called double bites, in which more than one individual fish gives up tissue to the same hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Stan D. Tomich, Majory E. Clarke, John H. Harms, Jennifer A. Hempelmann
  • Publication number: 20090151220
    Abstract: A fishing hook assembly includes a base, a central axis extending through the base, and a first, second, and third hook member moveably connected to the base. Each hook member includes a shaft, an arm, and an engagement member. The shaft is connected to the base and extends therefrom, and is generally disposed a first distance from the central axis. The arm is connected to the shaft. The engagement portion is connected to the arm. The engagement portion is generally disposed a second distance from the central axis. The hook assembly is moveable from a first configuration to a second configuration. In the first configuration the engagement portions are disposed adjacent the central axis such that the first distance is greater than the second distance. In the second configuration the shafts are disposed adjacent the central axis such that the first distance is less than the second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Taylor Augustus Park