Thwartable bottom link for vertical line

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8028466
SERIAL NO

12386585

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A thwartable link for a vertical fishing line includes a substantially tubularly shaped body having a first end and a second end and first and second opposed side walls extending between the first and second ends. Each of the side walls has an axially extending elongated slot passing therethrough. A knife blade is located within the interior of the tubular body adjacent the first end but facing the second end. The fishing line extends through the slots in the side walls and through the interior of the tubular body. A stop is attached to the line adjacent the first side of the tubular body preventing the line from being pulled through the elongated slot in the first side. A tether extends between the second end of the tubular body and the line. The tether is connected to the line on the same side as the stop means but is spaced therefrom. An elastic O-ring surrounding the tubular body temporarily retains the line adjacent the second end of the tubular member. Applying a tensioning force on the line on the second side of the body causes the line to slide axially in the slots toward the knife blade to be severed by the knife blade. A time release device in the tether disconnects the tether from the tubular member after a pre-selected period of time.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Schrock, Edwin B Brunswick, US 1 3
Schrock, Marilyn L Brunswick, US 1 3

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (16)
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MATS HERMANSSON (1)
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
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CM HAMMAR AB (1)
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Q-MINGO, INC. (1)
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BETTER GEAR, LLC (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2014/0202,060 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINING A FISHING LINE TO ANOTHER FISHING COMPONENT, FOR ADJUSTING THE BUOYANCY OF FISHING COMPONENTS, AND FOR CUTTING A FISHING LINE 0 2014
 
Smart Installations AS (3)
* 8714062 Cutting device, method and use for cutting of a line extending from a floating vessel 0 2010
* 2013/0098,214 Cutting Device, Method and Use for Cutting of a Line Extending from a Floating Vessel 1 2010
9038513 Cutting device, method and use for cutting of a line extending from a floating vessel 0 2014
 
ANDROPHIN MEDICAL LTD. (1)
* 9402972 Catheter add-on and methods of producing and using same 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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