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Patent title: FOAM COLLAR CHUM DISPENSING SOFT PLASTIC SWIM BAIT ENHANCEMENT ASSEMBLY
Inventors:  COREY W. TURPIN
Agents:  WALTER A. HACKLER, Ph.D.;PATENT LAW OFFICE
Assignees:
Origin: NEWPORT BEACH, CA US
IPC8 Class: AA01K8501FI
USPC Class: 43 4206

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Patent Number: 7,836,627


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Abstract:

Fishing lure apparatus includes a weighted head, a body portion fixable to the head and a foam annulus disposed between the body portion and
the head. The foam annulus has a dimension greater than a dimension of the head for enabling expansion thereof upon water impingement
thereagainst during movement through a body of water. Expansion of the annulus is dependent upon the velocity of the head through the water
body. The foam annulus is formed from a material capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining attractant and the attractant is displaceable by
water in order to simultaneous disperse the fix attractant as the head is drawn through the water body.
Claims:

1. Fishing lure apparatus comprising:a weighted head;a body portion fixable to the head; anda foam annulus disposed between said body portion
and the head, said foam annulus having a dimension greater than a dimension of the head and expandable upon water impingement
thereagainst, directed by the head, upon movement through a body of water, expansion of the annulus being dependent upon velocity of the
head through the water body, said foam annulus being formed from a material capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining fish attractant, said
fish attractant being displaceable by water in order to simultaneously disperse the fish attractant as the head is drawn through the water body.

2. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus includes a cupped forward portion for capture of water passing over the
head as the head is drawn through the water body.

3. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 further comprises a fishhook attached to the head and extending through said body portion.

4. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has a circular perimeter.

5. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has a rectangular perimeter.

6. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has an oval perimeter.

7. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has a square perimeter.

8. The lire apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has a length, measured along the body portion, enabling radial expansion
as a function of velocity.

9. The lure apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said foam annulus has a length, measured along the body portion, enabling linear expansion
as a function of velocity.

10. Fishing lure apparatus comprising:a foam annulus disposable between a swim bout tail and a jig head, said foam annulus having a dimension
greater than a dimension of the head and expandable upon water impingement thereagainst, directed by the head, upon movement through a
body of water, expansion of the annulus being dependent upon velocity of the said foam annulus through the water body, said foam annulus
being formed from a material capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining fish attractant, said fish attractant being displaceable by water in
order to simultaneously disperse the fish attractant as the head is drawn through the water body.

11. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus includes a cupped forward portion for capture of water passing over the
head as the head is drawn through the water body.

12. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 further comprises a fishhook attached to the head and extending through said bunt tail.

13. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus has a circular perimeter.

14. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus has a rectangular perimeter.

15. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus has an oval perimeter.

16. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus has a square perimeter.

17. The lure apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said foam annulus has a length, measured along the swim bunt tail, enabling radial
expansion of said foam annulus as a function of velocity.

18. The lure apparatus according to claim 9 wherein said foam annulus has a length, measured along the swim bunt tail, enabling linear
expansion of said foam annulus as a function of velocity.

19. Fishing lure apparatus comprising:a foam annulus disposable between a swim bait tail and a jig head for increasing buoyancy of a
combination bait tail-foam annulus-jig head in order to decrease decent time of the combination in a body of water and add weight to the
combination in order to enable farther casting of the combination.

20. The lure apparatus according to claim 19 said foam annulus has a dimension greater than a dimension of the head and is expandable upon
water impingement thereagainst, directed by the head, upon movement through a body of water, expansion of the annulus being dependent upon
velocity of the head through the water body, said foam annulus being formed from a material capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining fish
attractant, said fish attractant being displaceable by water in order to simultaneously disperse the fish attractant as the head is drawn through the
water body.
Description:

[0001]This application claims priority from U.S. Ser. No. 60/928,608 filed May 10, 2007 and this referenced patent application is to be
incorporated herewith in its entirety.

[0002]The present invention generally relates to sport fishing and is more particularly directed to fishing lure apparatus for providing controlled
release of a fish attractant.

[0003]In sport fishing, the use of artificial lures is quite developed with such lures being of a great variety of shapes, sizes, and materials.

[0004]Sport fishermen spend a great deal of concentration and time in order to provide the proper lure for the right fishing environment.

[0005]The weight of the lure provides an important consideration in the ability to cast the lure in both fresh and saltwater sport fishing. The shape
of the lure also contributes to the descent of the lure in a body of water after casting. The casting range and the set speed are additional
considerations taken into account by serious sport fishermen.

[0006]In addition to the lure design, fish attractants have been developed for application to the artificial lures. Such fish attractants are designed
to emit a scent and/or have a taste that is attractive to fish in complementing the designed action of a lure in order to cause the fish to strike the
lure.

[0007]Fish attractants are available in many forms such as liquid, such as applied often through spray bottles or rubbed on the lure. An attractant
is applied in this manner attends to dissipate in the water rapidly as the lure is retrieved and accordingly do not last the entire travel of the lure
through the water.

[0008]Other fish attractants come in the form of gels or pastes, which are usually applied directly onto the lure and again are released into the
water as the lure is retrieved for the fisherman.

[0009]Accordingly, there remains a need for a new and improved fishing lure apparatus which provides a controlled release of fish attractant
throughout the course of retrieval subsequent to casting of the lure. The present invention not only fills that need but in addition enables a lure to
be cast at a farther distance and provides for a slower descent of the lure in a body of water.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0010]Fishing lure apparatus in accordance with the present invention generally includes a foam annulus disposable between a swim bait tail and
a jig head with a foam annulus having a dimension greater than a dimension of the head, thus, enabling expansion of the annulus upon water
impingement thereagain. The water impingement is effected by the head, which is smaller than the annulus, thereby causing a current of water
thereagainst upon movement of the head through a body of water, to impinge the annulus subsequent to such movement being caused by a
fisherman retrieving the lure apparatus following casting. Exposure of the annulus may be enhanced by a cupped forward portion.

[0011]With this configuration, expansion of the annulus is dependent upon the velocity of the foam annulus through the water body. The velocity
is determined by the rate of retrieval established by the fisherman. In this manner, more fish attractant is released by the foam during rapid
movement and less fish attractant is released upon slower movement.

[0012]Accordingly, controlled released is established by the lure apparatus in accordance with the present invention. This configuration not only
enables the fish attractant to be dispersed in the water along the entire path of the lure apparatus retrieval, but also enables extended use of the
lure apparatus by way of multiple castings, particularly when a slow retrieval is brought about by the fisherman.

[0013]The foam annulus is formed from a material capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining fish attractant and, as hereinabove noted, the
fish attractant is displaceable by the water in order to simultaneously disperse the fish attractant as the lure apparatus is drawn through the water
body.

[0014]The present invention further includes in combination, a weighted head, along with a body portion affixed to the head with the foam annulus
disposed between the body portion and the head.

[0015]The foam annulus, disposable between the swim bait tale and the jig, head is also effective for increasing the buoyancy of the combination
of the bait tail, foam annulus, and jig head in order to decrease the descent time, of the combination, in the body of water. Further, the weight of
the foam annulus in combination with the bait tail and jig head facilitates and enables farther casting of the combination.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0016]The advantages and features of the present invention will be better understood by the following description when considered in conjunction
with the accompanying drawings, in which:

[0017]FIG. 1 is a side view of one embodiment in accordance with the present invention generally showing a weighted jig head, a body portion, or
bait tail, along with a foam annulus disposed between the body portion and the head;

[0018]FIG. 2 is an illustration similar to FIG. 1 showing the action of the foam annulus during movement of the lure apparatus and head through a
body of water showing expansion of the annulus upon water impingement thereagainst and the simultaneous dispersement, or release, of fish
attractant within the annulus into the body of water. The thickness of the annulus enabling resistance resulting in radial expansion of the annulus
which is dependent upon velocity of the head through the water body;

[0019]FIG. 2A is a front view of the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 illustrating expansion of the foam annulus;

[0020]FIG. 3 is a side view of another embodiment of the present invention illustration the foam annulus of thinner dimension;

[0021]FIG. 4 illustrates the action of the annulus upon movement through the water illustrating linear expansion of the annulus along the length or
centerline of the bait tail, or body portion;

[0022]FIG. 4A is a front view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 4; and

[0023]FIGS. 5, 6, and 7 illustrate various annulus shapes suitable for use in the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0024]With reference to FIG. 1, there is shown fishing lure apparatus 10 in accordance with the present invention which generally includes a
weighted jig head 12, and a bait tail, or body portion, 16 of any desired design.

[0025]A hook 20 preferably extends from the head 12 and extends through the body portion 16. An eyelet 24 affixed to the head 12 enables
casting and retrieval of the lure apparatus 10 via a fishing line 28 in a conventional manner.

[0026]Disposed between the head 12 and body portion 16 is a foam annulus 32 having a dimension greater than a dimension of the head 12
which enables expansion thereof upon water impingement shown by the arrows 36 shown in FIG. 2 illustrating movement of the lure apparatus 10
in a direction indicated by arrow 40 when retrieved or pulled through the water by a fisherman, not shown. A cupped forward portion 42 may be
formed into the annulus 32 to enhance the capture of water as the lure 10 is drawn through water which concomitantly enhances the expansion of
the annulus 32. Alternatively, the cupped portion 42 may be formed by pushing the body portion 16 toward the head 12 with the annulus 32
squeezed therebetween.

[0027]The impingement of water causes expansion of the foam annulus 32 in a radial direction as illustrated by a dotted line 44 with expansion
being a function of the velocity of retrieval, see also FIG. 2A.

[0028]The foam annulus may be formed from any suitable open cell polyether, polyester, or polyurethane foam, or open cell sponge rubber foam,
or open cell latex form. Such materials are capable of absorbing and temporarily retaining fish attractant, and, as shown in FIG. 2, such attractant
is displaceable by water in order to simultaneously disperse the fish attracting as the lure apparatus 10 and head 12 are drawn through a water
body (not shown). The attractant may be any suitable liquid or gel scent.

[0029]FIG. 3 illustrates another embodiment lure apparatus 50 with identical or substantially similar elements identified by common character
references realized in FIGS. 1 and 2. In this embodiment, the annulus 54 has a length l measured along a body portion centerline 58 which is
significantly less than a length l2 subject of the annulus 32 illustrated in FIG. 1. This enables linear expansion of the annulus as illustrated in FIG.
4 by the impingement of water indicated by the arrows 62. Release of attractant is illustrated as a dotted lines 66 in FIGS. 2 and 4 respectively.

[0030]The difference in annulus size also determines the weight of the combination head 12, annulus 32, 54, and 16 which, in turn, not only
enables different casting distances, but also controls descent of the lure apparatus 10, 50 in the body of water.

[0031]While the annulus 44, 54 are illustrated as being circular in perimeter in FIGS. 2a and 4a, other perimeters may be utilized in accordance
with the present invention as shown by the annuli 72, 74, 76 shown in FIGS. 5, 6, and 7 which illustrate the square and rectangular perimeters.

[0032]Although there has been hereinabove described a specific foam collar chum dispensing soft plastic swim bait enhancement assembly in
accordance with the present invention for the purpose of illustrating the manner in which the invention may be used to advantage, it should be
appreciated that the invention is not limited thereto. That is, the present invention may suitably comprise, consist of, or consist essentially of the
recited elements. Further, the invention illustratively disclosed herein suitably may be practiced in the absence of any element which is not
specifically disclosed herein. Accordingly, any and all modifications, variations or equivalent arrangements which may occur to those skilled in the
art, should be considered to be within the scope of the present invention as defined in the appended claims.




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Word Mark         LUCKY CHUM
Goods and Services        IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Artificial fishing bait; Artificial fishing lures; Artificial fishing worms;
Fish attractants;Fishing buoys; Fishing equipment, namely, winging material for fishing jigs and streamers; Fishing floats;
Fishing lure parts;Fishing lures;Fishing lures, namely, plastic worms; Fishing tackle; Fishing tackle containers; Lures for fishing.
FIRST USE: 20070510. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20070510
Standard Characters Claimed        
Mark Drawing Code        (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number        77168366
Filing Date        April 28, 2007
Current Filing Basis        1A
Original Filing Basis        1B
Published for Opposition        October 23, 2007
Registration Number        3489653
Registration Date        August 19, 2008
Owner        (REGISTRANT) Turpin Corey W INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES
Disclaimer        NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "CHUM" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark        TRADEMARK
Register        PRINCIPAL
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