| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
| Fish finder apparatus|| 20130145677 || 20130613 |
| According to an embodiment of the present invention, an improved fish finder apparatus is provided that allows for the apparatus to be attached to and removed from a fishing line without need to cut said fishing line. This is achieved by providing an improved fish finder apparatus with a channel for receiving fishing line, thread or other filamentous material. One of ordinary skill in the art would appreciate that any type of fishing line, thread, or other filamentous material could be used with embodiments of the present invention, and embodiments of the present invention are contemplated for use with any fishing line, thread or other filamentous material.
| Primer set, method and kit for detecting pathogen in fish|| 20130149702 || 20130613 |
| The invention provides a method for rapidly detecting a pathogen in fish comprising conducting loop-mediated isothermal amplification with a specific primer set and a nucleic acid in a test sample. If at least one amplification is carried out, the test sample comprises the pathogen in fish. The invention also provides a primer set, probe and kit for detecting a pathogen in fish.
| Transgenic fish and uses thereof|| 20130152222 || 20130613 |
| The present invention relates to a transgenic fish having at least one genomically integrated expression cassette containing a 5′-regulatory nucleotide sequence responsive to hormones, particularly estrogenic hormones, connected in a functional manner upstream of a nucleotide sequence encoding a reporter protein. The present invention further relates to methods of using the transgenic fish for various purposes, including, for example: (1) identifying estrogenic endocrine disruptors; (2) monitoring estrogen-like activity of test samples; (3) identifying anti-estrogenic endocrine disruptors; and (4) investigating the effects of endocrine disruptors on liver regeneration. Expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic cells of aquatic animals are also disclosed.
|"fish crate" collapsible container for transporting fresh fish|| 20130140307 || 20130606 |
| The invention is a collapsible container for transporting fresh fish or the like, in particular ice-cooled goods or foodstuffs. This “fish crate” is essentially manufactured by means of plastic injection molding, i.e. by injection-molding the side walls and the base of the collapsible container using an injection-molding tool. In particular the four side walls are implemented to be double-walled, a closed air cushion being created by welding on a footing after the injection molding process. In the area of the slightly tray-shaped base, openings for the passage of liquid are provided; in particular, the melt water of the ice-cooled fresh fish is to be drained off to the outside. Besides these base openings, further additional openings which join the base and the side walls in a...|
|Microbial-based process for high-quality protein concentrate|| 20130142905 || 20130606 |
| The present invention describes a bio-based process to produce high quality protein concentrate (HQPC) by converting plant derived celluloses into bioavailable protein via aerobic incubation, including the use of such HQPC so produced as a nutrient, including use as a fish meal replacement in aquaculture diets.
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|In-line fish teaser|| 20130133241 || 20130530 |
| A trolling teaser having a tubular hull having a circumference defined by a wall and an end cap at each end of the tubular hull, each of the end caps having a center opening to receive a fishing line, such that the fishing line passes through each of the center openings and through said tubular hull and each of the end caps having a thickness and the outer edge of each of the end caps including a groove and an o-ring within said groove for contacting the inner wall of the tubular hull when the end cap is within the tubular hull. One of the end caps having a second opening for receiving a first tube and a third opening for receiving a second tube, and...|
|Pivoting ice fishing rod support|| 20130125445 || 20130523 |
| An ice fishing device is provided by the present disclosure including a collapsible elevated stand secured at one end to a base and a pivoting support at another end. The pivoting support includes a clamp for receiving a fishing rod at a variable location. The fishing rod is maintained in an inclined orientation when baited, and pivots to a declined orientation in response to receiving a fish on its line. The pivoting support and fishing rod may be disengaged from to stand after receiving a fish on the line to set the hook and reel in the fish.
|Recombinant constructs and transgenic fluorescent ornamental fish therefrom|| 20130133093 || 20130523 |
| The present invention relates to the method and use of reef coral fluorescent proteins in making transgenic red, green and yellow fluorescent zebrafish. Preferably, such fluorescent zebrafish are fertile and used to establish a population of transgenic zebrafish and to provide to the ornamental fish industry for the purpose of marketing. Thus, new varieties of ornamental fish of different fluorescence colors from a novel source are developed.
|Multi-pronged spear-fishing spear tip|| 20130118052 || 20130516 |
| The multi-pronged spear-fishing spear tip includes a collar for mounting the multi-pronged spear-fishing spear tip onto a spear shaft. An elongate center tine extends axially from the collar and includes a spear point for piercing fish or prey. A plurality of diverging tines with piercing tips surround the center tine, the diverging tines immobilizing the fish or prey pierced by the center tine. Each diverging tine extends from the collar at a diverging angle from the axis of the collar. The length of the center tine is longer than the length of the diverging tines to accommodate most sizes of fish or prey. This construction provides the functionality of a single-point spear and a paralyzer spear in a single unit.
|Surf fishing rig|| 20130118053 || 20130516 |
| An apparatus provides a fishing rig designed for improved performance in bottom fishing applications such as surf fishing. This fishing rig includes a hoop attached to the top of a sinker. The rig line is attached at its bottom end to the hoop, and a hook-shaped member is attached to the rig line above the hoop. Above the hook-shaped member, one or more fish hooks are attached to the rig line, and a swivel is attached at the top end of the rig line.
|Crustacean bait with selectable longevity|| 20130118055 || 20130516 |
| A bait cake for a crustacean trap, the bait cake comprising a mixture of animal collagen, water, gelatin, gelling agents, fish meal, and fish oil, molded and cured into a cylindrical cake; a method of preparation of a bait cake which preserves the attractiveness of the bait cake to crustaceans, and a method of attracting crustaceans to a trap using the bait cake of the invention.
|Illumination device for use in aquaculture and aquaculture device|| 20130118414 || 20130516 |
| A light emitting element for emitting at least two types of light having respective emission peak wavelengths which are different, by not less than 5 nm, from each other in the range of 400 nm to 570 nm, is provided in a fish preserve where fish is to be cultured.
|Therapeutic targets for adrenocortical carcinoma|| 20130122497 || 20130516 |
| This invention identifies and provides a recurrent translocation t(4;8) (p16.2; p23.1) associated with Adrenocortical Carcinoma, and diagnostic methods using the translocation by FISH hybridization or PCR based assays.
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|Tiacumicin production|| 20130123477 || 20130516 |
| Methods, processes and materials for the production and recovery of Tiacumicins produced by culturing a microorganism belonging to the species Dactylosporangium aurantiacum subspecies hamdenensis having the ability to produce and accumulate one or more Tiacumicin in a nutrient medium comprising a carbon source, a nitrogen source, trace elements such as inorganic salts, and an adsorbent, wherein said nitrogen source comprises fish powder, and wherein said Tiacumicin is produced in a yield greater than about 50 mg/L broth.
|Process for production of fish paste product, and enzyme preparation for modifying fish paste product|| 20130115332 || 20130509 |
| A fish paste product imparted with firmness and flexibility can be obtained using transglutaminase, an alkali material, and an ascorbic acid compound.
|Fly rod and reel system|| 20130104444 || 20130502 |
| A fly fishing rod and reel system in which the reel is positioned rearward from the proximal end of the rod so that load bearing point is repositioned to the reel and the user's forearm and not the user's wrist when casting and fish fighting. In three embodiments, the reel is attached to a positioning member that positions the reel so that its transverse axis is longitudinally aligned with the rod's longitudinal axis and the reel extends beyond the proximal end of the rod thereby creating a new fulcrum point under the user's forearm when casting and fish fighting. By positioning the reel rearward, the user's wrist can lock when casting and press the reel against the forearm to ensure proper casting technique is used. The...|
|Underwater digital video camera recorder for fishing|| 20130107031 || 20130502 |
| The present invention described various embodiments of underwater digital video camera and recorder (DVC/R) devices and associated methods for capturing and storing images and video of fish responding to artificial, live or dead bait. The DVC/R device may be in the form of a fishing lure, an in-line device, a float or other configuration. The DVC/R device may continually capture underwater video while the angler is fishing, and continuously store the video in memory (e.g., FIFO protocol) for subsequent review by the angler.
|Coverable fish net apparatus|| 20130097913 || 20130425 |
| The coverable fish net apparatus provides for easily netting a fish and selectively covering a first frame with a large net and a second frame with small net. A strap is disposed on a second end of the first frame and a clip is disposed on an outer end thereof. The second frame is slideably positioned on the handle via a lock mechanism including positions partially over and completely over the first frame toy trap a fish within. A strap is disposed on the second end and a clip is disposed on an outer end thereof. A hook is pivotally disposed on an apex of the second frame. Effectively netting, and revival prior to release, of varying sizes of fish is thereby best accomplished, with less...|
|Fishing jig with mechanism for fish hook replacement|| 20130097915 || 20130425 |
| 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.
|Sustainable aquaponic system and method using alternative aquaculture feed, fingerling production and green energy sources|| 20130098303 || 20130425 |
| A system and method of sustainable aquaponics that vertically integrates unique aquaponic system designs with alternative aquaculture fish feed sources, fingerling production methods, alternative aquaculture/farmed fish grow out models, and green energy sources that yield organic produce in the form of fruits and vegetables. A raceway system serves for grow-out throughout the warm and cold months. During the summer months, fish can be spawned and fed for steady growth, while during the winter months, the fish continue to grow at slower quite acceptable growth rates. The present invention derives its water from an open, natural, established pond or lake ecosystem to ensure that the raceways are adequately seeded with all of nature's good and bad bacteria and algae. The present invention can include winter quarters for...|
|Aquarium accessory|| 20130098304 || 20130425 |
| An aquarium accessory shaped and dimensioned for sitting upon the upper edge of an aquarium frame to elevate the water level in an aquarium for viewing fish contained within the aquarium outside of the aquarium. The aquarium accessory includes a transparent container shaped and dimensioned to sit upon a support shelf in an inverted configuration for the creation of a mechanism for holding water above a water surface of the aquarium. The support shelf is shaped and dimensioned for mounting along a frame of an aquarium and includes a base member having a central aperture. The support shelf includes arms supporting the base below the waterline of an aquarium. The lower ends of the arms are connected to the base and the upper ends of the...|
|Peptide nucleic acid probe, kit and method for detection and/or quantification of salmonella spp. and applications thereof|| 20130102000 || 20130425 |
| The present invention refers to the development of a Peptide Nucleic acid (PNA) probe for the detection of the Salmonella genus in different types of samples. PNA is a synthetic molecule analogue to DNA that, due to its physicochemical properties, allows a faster analysis with higher sensitivity than the DNA probes. These probes are combined with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), a molecular biology technique that allows the direct visualization of the microorganism in the sample. The combination of these two technologies rendered the FISH procedure faster, simpler and more efficient. This probe can be applied to a great variety of samples such as blood, food, biopsies, feces, water and other clinical, environmental or agriculture and food industry samples. The present invention also includes the development...|
|Fish tank with active display|| 20130092093 || 20130418 |
| A fish tank has an integral or attached active display. The fish tank provides an area for live creatures (e.g. fish, mollusks, reptiles, birds, etc.) and the display is filled with, for example, a background image or video, adding to the depth of view, the complexity of view and aesthetics of the fish tank. Any type of display is anticipated as well as any type of image displayed on the display, including television, computer screens, still images, video images, etc.
|Complex coacervates and aqueous dispersions of complex coacervates and methods of making same|| 20130095210 || 20130418 |
| Edible complex coacervates and aqueous dispersions of complex coacervates are disclosed, that may be utilized to protect a sensitive substance, e.g., fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids or other hydrophobic substances or sensitive hydrophilic substances. The complex coacervates and aqueous dispersions may be utilized in food products. Methods for producing the complex coacervates and aqueous dispersions are also disclosed.
|Emulsions and food products comprising same and methods for the manufacture thereof|| 20130095211 || 20130418 |
| Sensitive substance-in-wax solutions are disclosed that may be used to protect fish oil and other sensitive edible substances. Sensitive substance wax-in-water emulsions also are disclosed that are stable in food products, e.g., aqueous systems such as acidic beverages, and that may be used to protect sensitive edible substances. The Sensitive substance wax-in-water emulsions can be produced by combining the sensitive substance-in-wax solutions with anionic polymer. Food products comprising the sensitive substance-in-wax solutions and/or the sensitive substance wax-in-water emulsions and methods for producing the sensitive substance-in-wax solutions and the sensitive substance wax-in-water emulsions are also disclosed.
|Rigid container for containing foodstuff comprising fish|| 20130089646 || 20130411 |
| The invention relates to a rigid container (10) of foodstuff (12), the foodstuff (12) comprising fish that is present in solid form. The closed container (10) presents substantially no liquid. The invention also provides a method of manufacturing the container (10) and apparatus (36) for manufacturing the container (10).
|Fishing lure|| 20130081320 || 20130404 |
| The invention provides a fishing lure comprising a body (10) having an appearance generally attractive to fish and one or more hooks (30, 32) supported on a fishing line. The hooks are disengagable from the body, which a recess (22) for receiving an insert (26) and the line in a friction fit. The insert and line are releasable from the recess upon the application of opposing longitudinal forces to the line.
|Flexible fishing jig|| 20130081321 || 20130404 |
| 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.
|Kayak|| 20130074760 || 20130328 |
| In one example, a watercraft, such as a kayak, is provided that has a body which includes a hull, a cockpit connected with the hull, and a backrest removably attached to the body. The watercraft may additionally include a fish tail configuration near a stern of the watercraft.
|Pin bone remover|| 20130078898 || 20130328 |
| A pin bone removing apparatus for removing pin bones from fish fillets includes a drive train and a rotatable cylinder head coupled to the drive train. The apparatus includes a torque limiter, which for a preset torque value will uncouple the rotatable cylinder head from the drive train. A method is also provided for removing pin bones from fish fillets, by pinching the pin bone in question between a rotating cylinder with recesses and a resilient tongue in contact with the cylinder. During the pinching, the pulling force is applied to the fish pin bone until the force reaches a preset level, at which the pulling is interrupted for a short period of time, unless the pin bone immediately comes loose, and if it does not...|
| Nucleic acid signal enhancement using nanoparticle-based hybridization|| 20110014609 || 20110120 |
| A method of enhancing signal detection through use of nanoparticle-conjugated nucleic acid probes is provided. Following chromosomal FISH hybridization of a target sequence with a genomic probe linked to a flag sequence, the flag sequence is hybridized to an anti-flag sequence conjugated to a nanoparticle. The enhanced fluorescent probe is then visualized using microscopy.
| Apparatus and methods for the illumination of fishing rods|| 20110013386 || 20110120 |
| A fishing light stringer system having: a multiplicity of lights, each light configurable to attach to a fishing rod eyelet, an electrical distribution system connected to the multiplicity of lights, wherein the electrical distribution system has a battery pack and wires, such that the electrical distribution system forms a complete circuit with the lights, so that when the electrical distribution system is connected to the multiplicity of lights and the multiplicity of lights are attached to the fishing rod eyelets, each eyelet is illuminated.
| Tension-activated fluid bypass device|| 20110011588 || 20110120 |
| A fluid bypass tool that can be incorporated into a fishing arrangement between a fluid-operated latching tool and a fluid-operated jarring tool. The latching tool is actuated with fluid from the surface to be latched to and unlatched from a stuck tool in the wellbore. The bypass tool permits fluid flow to the latching tool to be interrupted so that the jarring tool may be operated without risk of inadvertently causing the latching tool to unlatch from the stuck tool.
| Fish lure|| 20110010984 || 20110120 |
| A lure for use in angling for predatory fish has a hollow body shell having a generally fish-shaped form, provided with one or more fish hooks. A frontally-located funnel provided with a debris filter allows water to pass into an interior of the body shell. The water passes through the body shell and flows out through a rear discharge aperture and a lateral orifice which may include an intermittently-opening valve. A forwardly-projecting tongue in some versions acts as a diving vane. Other versions include a dorsal air intake connected to an entrainment tube to inject bubbles into the outflow of water, devices to generate vibrations or sound, or to attract fish, and versions optimised to dive and rise controllably, remain adjacent the surface, or sink then...|
| Fishing lure system and kit having replaceable features and construction|| 20110010983 || 20110120 |
| A flexible fishing lure is provided that includes a outer shape having a transverse opening for receiving a plurality of alternatively formed lure fin members allowing a user to change the action of a lure by fin selection without replacing the lure. Multiple internal channels within the lure are adaptively provided for receiving a variety of scent sticks, sound generators, light generators, flavor generating means. Flow internal channels extend from a front opening to gill openings allowing a water flow along an inserted scent or flavor stick member to pass through the lure body and exit proximate fin, nair, belly, or other locations simulating an injured or wounded fish leaking bodily fluids or blood. Other features to simulate wounded features. Replacement fins and weighting constructions allow...|
| Tag for fishing rod|| 20110010975 || 20110120 |
| To solve the problems of a conventional tag for a fishing rod, which is floppily hung from a leg portion of a fishing line guide by using a cord etc. and its surface is often invisible to a customer, a tag (1) for a fishing rod is provided with an oblong sheet (3), two holes (9, 13) formed to be spaced in a longitudinal direction of the sheet, and two notches (11, 15) linearly extending from the respective holes to sheet edges, and the tag is attached to the fishing rod without flopping in a state that a customer appeal surface (17) between two holes is exposed at a fishing line guide side, by passing a leg portion (f) of a fishing line guide to one...|
| Fishing line guide for fishing rod and method for manufacturing the same|| 20110010922 || 20110120 |
| The fishing line guide for a fishing rod comprises a tapered holder 2b which is formed by pressing and expanding a holder 2b formed in a holding part 2a of a ceramic ring of a guide 2, which is formed by cutting a steel plate material 1, in an inner surface of the same, with an entrance having a larger diameter, and a diameter of an exit gradually getting narrower, whereby an epoxy adhesive 5 is injected into an insertion part at regular intervals and is solidified when an inner surface of the holder 2b and a ceramic ring contact with each other by inserting the ceramic ring 3 for thereby attaching the ceramic ring into the interior of the holder.
| Camouflage pattern and method of making same|| 20110008591 || 20110113 |
| A camouflage pattern or system which includes a simulated natural underwater environment or habitat having fish species therein is provided.
| Compositions and methods for modulating lipid composition|| 20110008457 || 20110113 |
| The present subject matter relates to a novel herbal and oil composition and methods for modulating fatty acid composition and metabolism in an animal. In one aspect, the subject matter involves a composition comprising rosemary extract, oregano extract, and a polyunsaturated oil. In a particular embodiment, the polyunsaturated oil is fish oil or a derivative thereof. In some embodiments, the present subject matter relates to methods for modulating essential dietary fatty acid composition of lipoprotein particles or cell membranes, modulating essential fatty acid metabolism, regulating the activity of lipoxygenases and cyclooxygenases, improving cardiovascular health, and/or inhibiting cell proliferation diseases and disorders.
| Composition for hair, skin, nails|| 20110008308 || 20110113 |
| A pharmaceutical composition for use in hair, skin and nail health maintenance, for combined, sequential or simultaneous administration, in any form, via any biological route. In its optimal embodiment the composition consists of a daily intake of 1 tablet that consists of: 5 mcg Vitamin D3, 40 mg Vitamin E (natural source), 60 mg Vitamin C, 8 mg Thiamin (vitamin B1), 4 mg Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 18 mg Niacin (vitamin B3), 10 mg Vitamin B6, 500 mcg Folic Acid, 9 mcg Vitamin B12, 45 mcg Biotin, 40 mg Pantothenic Acid, 12 mg Iron, 75 mg Magnesium, 15 mg Zinc, 200 mcg Iodine, 0.5 mg Manganese, 1 mg Copper, 50 mcg Chromium, 100 mcg Selenium, 10 mg L-Cystine, 2 mg Natural Mixed Carotenoids, 15 mg Grape Seed...|
| Omniview motionless camera orientation system|| 20110007129 || 20110113 |
| An apparatus and method is provided for converting digital images for use in an imaging system. The apparatus includes a data memory which stores digital data representing an image having a circular or spherical field of view such as an image captured by a fish-eye lens, a control input for receiving a signal for selecting a portion of the image, and a converter responsive to the control input for converting digital data corresponding to the selected portion into digital data representing a planar image for subsequent display. Various methods include the steps of storing digital data representing an image having a circular or spherical field of view, selecting a portion of the image, and converting the stored digital data corresponding to the selected portion into digital...|
| Equipment for migratory fish breeding|| 20110005464 || 20110113 |
| Problems to be solved by the present invention are: (i) to make it possible for bred fishes, such as tuna, to swim fully and safely without danger of collision to the wall; (ii) to make it possible for fry to safely survive without being eaten by young and grown fishes; (iii) to largely reduce energy consumption needed for water purification; and (iv) to largely reduce labor needed for cleaning and regenerating filter means. These problems are solved by the invention of equipment for migratory fish breeding, in which a breeding tank formed in a circle and a purified water tank formed in a shape lacking a part of a circle (an “occulted circle”) are included, both tanks closely set together like a pair of eye-glasses. The...|
| Fishing lure neodymium magnetized holder|| 20110005121 || 20110113 |
| A fishing lure neodymium magnetized holder is disclosed including an array of neodymium magnets attached to a flat sheet of iron or steel, preferably iron. The flat sheet of iron and neodymium magnets are housed in a moisture impervious enclosure preferably comprised of a combination of plastic box and a sealed cover of polyurethane or similar durable moisture impervious material attached to the top surface of the flat sheet of iron to completely isolate and protect the flat sheet of iron and neodymium magnets from moisture and resulting corrosion. Preferably, four suction cups are attached to four threaded studs. The threaded studs are then threaded into four receptacle members fixedly attached near the four rear corners of the flat plastic box. The four suction cups allow...|
| Bow fishing rod|| 20110005120 || 20110113 |
| The present application is directed to a fishing device comprising a body, a reel, an article of fishing tackle, fishing line attached to the reel and to the article of fishing tackle, and a spring-powered launch mechanism. The launch mechanism comprises a slidable member, in slidable relation with the body and adapted to releasably receive the article of fishing tackle, and at least one extension member which can be extended and subsequently released to impart a motive force on the slidable member and propel the article of fishing tackle from the fishing device.
| Strong, lightweight article containing a fine-grained metallic layer|| 20110003171 || 20110106 |
| Articles for automotive, manufacturing and industrial applications including shafts or tubes used, for example, as golf club shafts, ski and hiking poles, fishing rods or bicycle frames, skate blades and snowboards are at least partially electroplated with fine-grained layers of selected metallic materials. Parts with complex geometry can be coated as well. Alternatively, articles such as conical or cylindrical golf club shafts, hiking pole shafts or fishing pole sections, plates or foils and the like can also be electroformed of fine-grained metallic materials on a suitable mandrel or temporary substrate to produce strong, ductile, lightweight components exhibiting a high coefficient of restitution and a high stiffness for use in numerous applications including sporting goods.
| Method of pulling wire|| 20110001099 || 20110106 |
| The present invention relates to a wire installation device having a clamp and at least one flexible loop disposed on the clamp. The claimed device may also have a feeder section between the clamp and the loop. The loop or loops are preferably thin, and are capable of substantially dispersing from one another to increase the likelihood of being snagged or caught by a user's hand or a standard fish line. The loop or loops are flexible and made out of a tear resistant material. A set screw, or other tightening means, positioned on the clamp, securely holds the wire or cable that is being installed or threaded. The entire embodiment is designed to be robust, compact and flexible, and ideal for use within spatially restricted...|
| Concentric cutting assembly, concentric cutting system, and net penetration method|| 20110000416 || 20110106 |
| The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using concentric cutters in which a rotatable cutter having floating teeth rotates concentrically about a stationary cutter having fixed teeth. The object is cut by a severing action caused by the floating teeth of the rotatable cutter sliding against the fixed teeth of the stationary cutter. Embodiments of the invention include a UUV system for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects, concentric cutting assemblies for use in the UUV system and other systems, and a method for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects. A UUV system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention has a concentric cutting assembly at the forward end and a propulsor at the aft...|
| Accuracy fluorescence in-situ hybridization assay of samples with apoptotic cells|| 20100330555 || 20101230 |
| The present application discloses a process for improving the accuracy of fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) assays in which the sample being assayed is likely to contain cells in apoptosis by excluding these cells from the evaluation of the FISH assay. This is conveniently done by labeling the cells in apoptosis by incorporating labeled nucleotides into the apoptosis typical breaks in their nuclear DNA. The present application also discloses a kit and system adapted for carrying out this process for improving the accuracy of FISH assays.
| Vaccine antigens|| 20100330113 || 20101230 |
| The present invention discloses novel proteins, e.g., antigens. The present invention further discloses nucleic acids that encode these proteins. The present invention also discloses the use of the proteins, e.g., antigens, and nucleic acids to prepare vaccines against salmonid rickettsial septicemia (SRS). The present invention also discloses vaccines that can be used to protect fish from Piscirickettsia salmonis, as well as other pathogens. In addition, the present invention discloses methods of using the vaccines of the present invention to protect fish from SRS as well as from other pathogenic diseases.
| Deployment and retrieval method for shallow water ocean bottom seismometers|| 20100329076 || 20101230 |
| A marine seismic exploration method and system comprised of continuous recording, self-contained ocean bottom pods characterized by low profile casings. An external bumper is provided to promote ocean bottom coupling and prevent fishing net entrapment. Pods are tethered together with flexible, non-rigid, non-conducting cable used to control pod deployment. Pods are deployed and retrieved from a boat deck configured to have a storage system and a handling system to attach pods to cable on-the-fly. The storage system is a juke box configuration of slots wherein individual pods are randomly stored in the slots to permit data extraction, charging, testing and synchronizing without opening the pods. A pod may include an inertial navigation system to determine ocean floor location and a rubidium clock for timing. The system...|
| Device and related method for converting display screen into touch panel screen|| 20100328200 || 20101230 |
| A device for converting display screen into touch panel screen includes a projection screen; an image projection unit for projecting an image on the projection screen; a light pointer for emitting a light spot signal of a specific wavelength on the projection screen; an image detecting unit, which includes a fisheye lens for receiving the image on the projection screen to generate a fisheye distorted image; and an optical filter for filtering out the optical energy except the light spot signal of the specific wavelength; an image processing unit, coupled to the image detecting unit, for calculating a first position of the light spot on the projection screen according to the fisheye distorted image; and a message transmitting unit, coupled to the image processing unit, for...|
| Clutch of bait reel for fishing|| 20100327098 || 20101230 |
| The present invention provides a clutch of a bait reel for fishing which controls rotation of a spool such that only when the handle is rotated to reel in a fishing line can one-way rotation of the spool be restricted. The clutch includes a ratchet wheel which is coupled to a rotating shaft of a handle, and a ratchet pawl which is provided in a reel frame. The ratchet pawl is removably locked to gear teeth of the ratchet wheel to control the rotation of the spool. A separate contact piece made of rigid material is coupled to a contact end of the ratchet pawl. Therefore, the contact piece directly receives a load and frictional resistance occurring when the gear teeth of the ratchet wheel presses...|
| Fishing spinning reel|| 20100327097 || 20101230 |
| A fishing spinning reel that includes a rotor having a pair of opposing arms on both sides of a rotor body, wherein one of the pair of arms is provided with, at a forefront end thereof, a supporting member including a fishing line guide; a spool configured to wind up a fishing line through the fishing line guide; and a stiffening member extending from each of fore portions of the pair of the arms towards a rear portion of the rotor body. In one embodiment, the stiffening member is formed to be more spaced apart from the pair of the arms as approaching butt ends of the pair of the arms. In one embodiment, a portion of the stiffening member apart from the pair of arms...|
| Refillable bait bag having reclosable opening|| 20100325938 || 20101230 |
| A bait bag and hook combination is provided for use in fishing. The bait bag and hook combination includes a bag that is fixedly mounted on the hook in such a way that the bag does not hinder the hooks ability to impale game fish. The bag includes an easy-opening and re-closing apparatus for efficient refilling of the bag. In addition, the bag is made up of material that is durable enough to withstand the underwater environment, but is also permeable enough to release the scent of the bait contained inside.
| Fishing apparatus|| 20100325937 || 20101230 |
| A bait assembly for fishing, e.g. leisure fishing, is described. The bait assembly comprises a hook coupled to a rearward end of a line. A bait body is slideably or detachably mounted with respect to the line so that in normal use a flexible section of the line extends into the bait body. The bait body may comprise an artificial lure, or may comprises a skewer onto which dead bait may be mounted. A retaining mechanism is arranged between the bait body and the line to bias the bait body in a forward position on the line relative to the hook. Thus when a pulling force is applied between the bait body and the line which overcomes the biasing action of the retaining mechanism, the bait...|
| Fishing tackle for stowage of fishing line|| 20100325935 || 20101230 |
| A fishing tackle for stowage of a fishing line is adapted to be mounted to a fishing rod. The fishing tackle includes a bracket having a holding portion for abutting against the fishing rod, a guide rod having a distal end fastened to the bracket, a spool around which the fishing line is windable and which is rotatably mounted to the guide rod, and a retainer pivotally connected to the bracket. The retainer has a retaining portion for pushing the fishing rod to be firmly urged against the holding portion of the bracket such that the fishing tackle can be mounted to the fishing rod by holding the fishing rod between the holding portion of the bracket and the retaining portion of the retainer.
| Method for producing fish paste product, and enzyme preparation for fish paste products|| 20100323058 || 20101223 |
| In the process of producing a fish paste product, adding a defined amount of a transglutaminase and ascorbic acid or a related compound thereof are added to material surimi can suppress changes in the physical properties of nerimi during the process of producing a fish paste product and a fish paste product having a preferable firmness and elasticity can be obtained even in the case of reducing the amount of material surimi.
| Fish food capsule|| 20100322995 || 20101223 |
| The invention relates to a fish food capsule, comprising a capsule casing and a liquid or suspension-like fish food product enclosed in the capsule casing, wherein a gas phase determining the buoyancy of the fish food capsule is provided in the fish food capsule, and to the use thereof, a fish food kit, and a method for producing the fish food capsule.
| Apparatus for grabbing fish|| 20100319236 || 20101223 |
| There is disclosed a fish grabbing device that automatically grabs a fish when the fish explores, strikes or attempts to eat the bait. The grabber may include a coiled body having pointed ends that are held together by detents. When the fish explores the grabber and accompanying bait, the fish trips a trigger, which causes the movement of grabber ends such that they expand within the fish's mouth, thereby catching the fish.
| Audible fishing weight|| 20100319237 || 20101223 |
| An audible fishing weight has a striker is constrained for reciprocating linear motion relative to at least one anvil face between upper and lower limits of the motion. The striker and anvil face are adapted and arranged to produce fish-attractive sound when the striker contacts the anvil face at the lower limit of the striker linear motion with respect to the anvil face.
| Package and process for producing thermoplastic resin film|| 20090326160 || 20091231 |
| The compound is taken out of the bag and is then added to a thermoplastic resin which may be the same as or different from the thermoplastic resin as the main component of the bag to obtain a composition; and the composition is formed into a thermoplastic resin film. In this regard, no paper chip arises even if the bag containing the above-described compound is roughly opened with a cutter or the like, and thus, occurrence of fish eye gels in the film can be suppressed when the film is formed of the composition comprising the thermoplastic resin and the above-described compound.
| Kit and method for quantitatively detecting multiplepathogens without gene amplification|| 20090325161 || 20091231 |
| A non-amplification multiple quantitative detection kit is characterized in that there are provided a single strand poly nucleotide having a base sequence invented to recognize a specific gene portion of a multilepathogens microorganism to be detected by a fishing probe, and a double strand poly nucleotide indicated with a tag having a base sequence invented to recognize different gene portions which are not duplicated with the recognition portion of the fishing probe in the specific genes of the multilepathogens microorganism to be detected by a reporter probe.
| Vaccine for edwardsiella disease and streptococcal disease in fish|| 20090324648 || 20091231 |
| Disclosed is a vaccine for edwardsiellosis and streptococcosis in a fish. Specifically, disclosed is a vaccine for edwardsiellosis in a fish, which comprises inactivated cells of (A) an Edwardsiella tarda strain derived from the target fish, and inactivated cells of (B) an Edwardsiella tarda strain derived from a fish other than the target fish, wherein, when the strain (A) is a typical Edwardsiella tarda strain, the strain (B) is an atypical Edwardsiella tarda strain, whereas when the strain (A) is an atypical Edwardsiella tarda strain, the strain (B) is a typical Edwardsiella tarda strain. Also specifically disclosed is a vaccine for edwardsiellosis and/or streptococcosis in a fish, which comprises the components mentioned above and inactivated cells of (C) Streptococcus iniae and/or Streptococcus parauberis.
| Fish oil in stabilized form|| 20090324636 || 20091231 |
| A method of production and composition of a extremely stable fish oil blend and method of use of said blend. The instant invention provides phospholipid additives to fish oil or other long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in an admixture that enhances the stability of the final product. Most preferably said composition utilizes a crude extract of an algal producer of long-chain polyunsaturated acids containing soaps and phospholipids added to fish oil or other purified long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid to provide a surprisingly stable product.
| Method to personalize, promote, and distribute multimedia content using radio frequency identification|| 20090322493 || 20091231 |
| The present invention provides a method to advertise real estate, events, and consumer items. It utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, personal, and historical data. The personalization and association of an object to a unique event by the consumer will lead to enhanced value of a product. Information that is stored on cell phones, PDAs, computers, and external databases are transferred as multimedia messages. The information is cataloged and organized using the unique RFID number. The subject line of the multimedia message is the RFID tag number. The system can be used to advertise real estate, recreational events, and commercial items such as skis, coats, hats, shoes, shirts, pants, gloves, sun glasses, surfboards, bicycles, wetsuits,...|
| Adaptive sealing device for vehicle door|| 20090322119 || 20091231 |
| A sealing device is provided for a vehicle having a door movable between a closed and an opened position. The door defines a fishmouth aperture. A striker pin is configured to enter the fishmouth aperture when the door closes and exit the fishmouth aperture when the door opens. The sealing device is configured to at least partially seal the fishmouth aperture while allowing the striker pin to enter and exit the fishmouth aperture.
| Method of making monofilament fishing lines of high tenacity polyolefin fibers|| 20090321976 || 20091231 |
| A method of making colored monofilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin fishing line, comprising the steps of feeding a substantially untwisted multifilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin yarn; coating the substantially untwisted multifilament yarn with a colorant; twisting the coated multifilament yarn; and heating the twisted multifilament yarn to a temperature and for a time sufficient to at least partially fuse adjacent filaments together while stretching the yarn. The resultant product is a colored monofilament fishing line that has improved color-fastness and abrasion resistance.
| Controlled magnetic braking of fishing reel spool|| 20090321549 || 20091231 |
| An adjustable fishing reel spool brake, the reel having a body, comprising in combination, the spool having a metallic zone that rotates as the spool rotates, a magnetic flux provider carried on the reel body, the provider adjustably movable to vary magnetic flux establishment in the path of rotation of said zone and acting to resist and thereby brake reel rotation.
| Fish bowl|| 20090321455 || 20091231 |
| The present invention is an article of manufacture comprising a dish and a marker moveably affixed upon or within the dish, wherein the marker can be moved with a utensil. In a preferred embodiment, a dish is constructed that has an inner section and an outer section, and a space between the two sections. The space is filled with a fluid in which markers that appeal to children, such as brightly colored fish. The markers contain a magnet which can be activated using flatware. The child uses his or her spoon to move the fish marker up the side of the dish. This teaches the child how to use a utensil and provides entertainment during mealtimes.
| Marine folding tower|| 20090320738 || 20091231 |
| A system that will result in less physical effort in the lowering or raising of a marine folding tower, spotting station, driving station, fishing tower, or tuna tower. The system will be installed on a fishing boat, pleasure boat, or other marine vessel. The system comprises at least one gas spring, or hydraulic or electric ram or shock absorber of any size or style that attaches to both the upper frame assembly and lower frame assembly of the tower or other station.
| Fishing rod|| 20090320352 || 20091231 |
| A fishing rod, and a method of manufacturing a tubular structure such as a fishing rod. The fishing rod extends within a plane (210). At least a portion of the rod (202) has a flexural rigidity in a first direction (B) within the plane different from the flexural rigidity in the opposite direction (A) within the plane. The difference in flexural rigidity between said directions is at least 5% of the value of the flexural rigidity in the first direction.
| Portable multipurpose hybrid device which emits ultra violet radiation|| 20090320316 || 20091231 |
| The present invention related to a portable multipurpose hybrid device which emits ultra violet radiation. Even more specifically, this invention relates to portable multipurpose hybrid device which emits ultra violet radiation, design at unique form. It will be an extended shape device. One side comprising a novel hole with internal screw-on threads in addition to recess at the bottom, which designed to absorb, comprise and reinforce replaceable designation accessories therein such as the base of extruded brush as the same pattern of fingernail polish brush, and to become suitable to perform as cap/cork/cover for cosmetics and health containers, by screwing it on the screw thread neck of the bottle, in order to replace the original cap, in addition to its designation as UV fingernail dryer, with...|
| System and method for managing electronic mail and documents|| 20090319584 || 20091224 |
| A system and method is presented for managing electronic data and information such as electronic mail messages and/or documents to maximize efficient storage thereof. The method includes categorizing electronic mail messages and/or documents present in a plurality of storage devices or locations in relation to storage size requirements of each; and invoking an interactive metaphor by which a plurality of users selectively identify subsets of the categorized messages and once identified the subset of documents and messages are at least one of stored in a secondary storage device or location that is different from the primary storage device or location and deleting the document or message from the primary storage device or location. In one embodiment, the primary storage location is comprised of electronic mail Sent,...|
| Oral vaccines|| 20090317424 || 20091224 |
| This invention features a composition that includes a multiple-cell organism for use as food for an aquatic animal (e.g., a fish or a shrimp), and a single-cell organism fed to, and as a result, bioencapsulated by, the multiple-cell organism. The single-cell organism has been transformed to express a recombinant antigen that induces an immune response in the aquatic animal.
| Hyperphosphatemia in domestic animals: compositions and methods of treatment|| 20090317352 || 20091224 |
| The present invention is generally related to the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in domestic animals. It is specifically directed to compositions containing phosphate binders that are palatable to domestic animals and methods using such compositions. In a composition aspect, the present invention provides a composition that includes: a rare earth compound (e.g., lanthanum oxycarbonate or lanthanum carbonate hydroxide), calcium salts (e.g, calcium carbonate or calcium acetate), aluminum salts (e.g., aluminum hydroxide or a hydrophilic exchange resin; and an ingredient of domestic animal food, wherein the ingredient is selected from a group consisting of chicken, beef, lamb, chicken meal or lamb meal, corn, rice, bone meal, fish meal, fish, egg product, beef, beef meal, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, beef tallow, maple syrup, honey, apple,...|
| Fish way of turbine structure and gate structure for tidal power plant|| 20090317191 || 20091224 |
| Fishways of turbine structures and gate structures for environmentally-friendly tidal power plant through which fish can pass through are provided. The fishway comprises of sea side fishways and lake side fishways to allow fish to move between the sea side and the lake side by forming inside stuffing space filled with seawater for shorter construction period and concrete reduced placing quantity in a certain section of the vertical middle walls installed on the base of which the bottom part is on the marine rock to form blocks of turbine structures and gate structures in a tidal power plant, and seawater on the sea side and the lake side is flown through the front and rear of such inside stuffing space.
| System of self-propelled seismic streamers|| 20090316526 || 20091224 |
| Systems are described which make it possible to carry out a 3D seismic survey from the surface of the sea. The systems include individual standalone assemblies each including an electrically propelled fish which tows each seismic streamer the other end of which is positioned by a tail fish. These assemblies are connected, electrically and mechanically, via an electro-towing cable to the streamlined cables for towing the diverging paravanes.
| Bladder-molded fishing rod and method of manufacturing same|| 20090315225 || 20091224 |
| A method of forming a fishing rod with at least one integrally formed support includes providing a bladder over a mandrel, wrapping a resin-impregnated material over the bladder to provide a wrapped resin-impregnated material, removing the mandrel from the wrapped resin-impregnated material, folding the wrapped resin-impregnated material onto itself at least once to form a tubular body, wherein folding the wrapped resin-impregnated material forms at least two separate bladder portions and the integrally formed support within the tubular body, placing the tubular body into a mold, and molding the tubular body to provide the fishing rod with the integrally formed support.
| Fishing reel|| 20090314871 || 20091224 |
| A fishing reel comprises a cylindrical handle shaft that rotatably retains a high-speed driving gear and a low-speed driving gear. Inside the handle shaft, a switching shaft is fitted slidably along the axial direction. The fishing reel includes a switching member inside the handle shaft that is selectively engageable with the high-speed driving gear for high-speed winding or the low-speed driving gear for low-speed winding in response to an axial movement of the switching shaft. The switching member having at its one end adjacent to the handle a projection extending inside the handle shaft.
| Fishing lure manufacturing method|| 20090313877 || 20091224 |
| A fishing lure manufacturing method is provided which includes automated and manual manufacturing methods for forming liquid plastic material into a lure having an embedded reinforcement. The method includes a rigid mold with a relief of the fishing lure to be created, and a rigid head pin and two rigid tail pins within the mold for holding an elongated reinforcement therein. A plurality of reliefs are arranged adjacent to one another in a mold. Reinforcement is strung between reliefs and around the pins forming an elongated V-shaped reinforcement within the lure relief. The relief is filled with liquid bait material, and the material encapsulates the reinforcement integrating it in the lure body as the material cures. The exposed reinforcement is cut away and the resulting lure...|
| Sensitivity adjustment for electronic bite alert for a fishing reel|| 20090313876 || 20091224 |
| A fishing reel, such as a spincast reel or a spinning reel, has a clutch assembly mounted on a shaft adjacent to the rotating component, the clutch assembly for frictional engagement with a rotating component. The clutch assembly has a first and a second protuberance. A bite alert contact is located for engagement with the first protuberance. A calibration member is adjacent the clutch assembly for engagement with the second protuberance. The calibration member provides a selectable amount of resistance to rotation of the clutch assembly, thereby regulating an amount of rotational force required to activate the bite alert contact. The fishing reel may further include a sensitivity switch for adjusting the selectable amount of resistance provided by the calibration member, which may adjust the resistance...|
| Fishing line transfer assembly and kit|| 20090308969 || 20091217 |
| A fishing line spool support, line guide mechanism, and kit incorporating the same enables users thereof to transfer line from a spool assembly to a reel assembly. The spool support comprises a spool-bearing portion and opposed rails extending in parallel relation to one another away from the spool-bearing portion. A line guide mechanism rides along the rails and comprises spool interfacing structures borne by a carriage member of the mechanism for interfacing with the opposed rims of a spool as borne by the spool support. Together the carriage member and interface units provide line-guiding stop structure for preventing or minimizing line migration during line transfer.
| Fishing rod rack|| 20090308822 || 20091217 |
| A rack for storing or displaying rod blanks, fishing rods and fishing rod-reel combinations in an upright vertical position or for a rod/tackle box combination. The rack is generally spherical in configuration and comprises top and bottom sections which may be separated in order to open the bottom section for insertion of ballast or other weights.
| Fishing overshot tool|| 20090308590 || 20091217 |
| A fishing tool gripper head including at least one moveable jaw of a set of jaws, a motivator including one or more of an SMA, SMP, or EAP material in operable communication with the at least one moveable jaw and a method for engaging a fish in a wellbore.
| Hollow bait and method of making the same|| 20090307960 || 20091217 |
| The present invention provides a fishing lure comprising a body and a lip. The body includes a front end and a back end. The lip extends from the front end of the body and has a hollow interior portion. The lure is versatile due to its ability to effectively function as a “surface lure”, “wake bait”, and “crankbait” in a single cast.
| Fishing lure|| 20090307959 || 20091217 |
| 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.
| Isolation of the t-complex distorters and applications thereof|| 20090307790 || 20091210 |
| The present invention relates to a method for producing a transgenic non human male animal, preferably a mammal, fish, bird or insect, wherein the transgene(s) confer(s) a change in the transmission ratio of (a) genetic trait(s) to the offspring of said non human male animal, preferably mammal, fish, bird or insect to a non-Mendelian ratio, said method comprising introducing (a) a first nucleic acid molecule encoding an expression product with a Responder function into a chromosome of a non-human germ cell, (fertilized) egg cell, embryonic cell or a cell derived therefrom, of the same species as the transgenic male to be prepared, said chromosome containing or conferring said genetic trait(s), thereby linking on said chromosome said Responder function to the genetic trait(s); and (b) at least...|
| Suspension of concentrated particulate additives containing oil for fracturing and other fluids|| 20090305915 || 20091210 |
| The handling, transport and delivery of particulate materials, particularly fine particles, may be difficult. Alkaline earth metal oxide particles such as magnesium oxide (MgO) may be suspended in glycerin and/or alkylene glycols such as propylene glycol up to loadings of 51 wt %. Such suspensions or slurries make it easier to deliver MgO and similar agents into fluids, such as aqueous fluids gelled with viscoelastic surfactants (VES). These concentrated suspensions or slurries may be improved in their stability by the inclusion of minor amounts of a vegetable oil and/or a fish oil. The MgO serves as stabilizers and/or fluid loss control agents for VES-gelled fluids used to treat subterranean formations, e.g. for well completion or stimulation in hydrocarbon recovery operations. The particle size of the magnesium...|
| Pesticidal mixtures|| 20090305886 || 20091210 |
| Pesticidal mixtures comprising, as active components, 1) a malonodinitrile compound selected from compounds I-1 to I-8 CF2HCF2CF2CF2CH2C(CN)2CH2CH2CF3 (compound I-1; name: 2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octofluoro-pentyl)-2-(3,3,3-trifluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); CF3(CH2)2C(CN)2CH2(CF2)5CF2H (compound I-2; name: 2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7-dodecafluoro-heptyl)-2-(3,3,3-trifluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); CF3(CH2)2C(CN)2(CH2)2C(CF3)2F (compound I-3; name: 2-(3,4,4,4-tetrafluoro-3-trifluoromethyl-butyl)-2-(3,3,3-trifluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); CF3(CH2)2C(CN)2(CH2)2(CF2)3CF3 (compound I-4; name: 2-(3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-nonafluoro-hexyl)-2-(3,3,3-trifluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); CF2H(CF2)3CH2C(CN)2CH2(CF2)3CF2H (compound I-5; name: 2,2-bis-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-pentyl)-malononitrile); CF3(CH2)2C(CN)2CH2(CF2)3CF3 (compound I-6; name: 2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-pentyl)-2-(3,3,3-trifluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); CF3(CF2)2CH2C(CN)2CH2(CF2)3CF2H (compound I-7; name: 2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,4-heptafluoro-butyl)-2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-pentyl)-malononitrile); or CF3CF2CH2C(CN)2CH2(CF2)3CF2H (compound I-8; name: 2-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-pentyl)-2-(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoro-propyl)-malononitrile); and 2) one or more compounds II selected from group A consisting of organo(thio)-phosphates, carbamates, pyrethroids, growth regulators, nicotinic receptor agonists/antagonists compounds, GABA antagonist compounds, macrocyclic lactone insecticides, METI I acaricides, METI II and III compounds, uncoupler compounds, oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor compounds, mixed function oxidase inhibitor compounds, sodium channel blocker compounds and others, all as defined in the description, in synergistically effective amounts, use of these mixture for combating...|
| Pellets of vegetable protein|| 20090304903 || 20091210 |
| Pellets of vegetable protein Pellets, consisting of dried compressed proteins and a moisture content of maximum 12%, are described. These proteins comprise vital wheat gluten. A process for preparing these and the application in fish feed is described as well.
|Telescoping shower for a boat|| 20080313801 || 20081225 |
| An application for a telescoping boat shower includes telescoping extensions of decreasing diameter that collapse inside of a fishing pole holder of a boat when in storage and extend upwardly from the fishing pole holder when in use. The telescoping extensions conduct water from a larger, lower telescoping extension to a smaller, upper telescoping extension where a nozzle is attached. The nozzle sprays water on a user of the telescoping shower. An adaptable fitting attaches to a bottom of the fishing pole holder, providing a water-tight seal. The adaptable fitting has a water supply fitting for attaching to a supply of water and the adaptable fitting conducts water from the water supply to the telescoping extensions.
|Fishing lure|| 20080313948 || 20081225 |
| An improved lure for use when fishing provides better control of the lure by novice and experienced fishermen, better camouflage of the hook and weighting system associated with the lure and more secure setting of the hook when a fish bites. The improved lure comprises a standard tube bait in combination with a hook and weighting arrangement that makes the lure easier to use than prior art tube baits.
|Fishing bobber device|| 20080313949 || 20081225 |
| A fishing bobber device including a float portion and at least one fin, preferably a blade portion for exerting a sideways directional force on a fishing line, for example, during trolling or fishing moving water.
|Apparatus for extracting a fishing hook|| 20080313950 || 20081225 |
| A device for extracting a fishing hook fastened to a fishing line from the mouth of a fish, having an elongate holding arm and a tubular hook holder which is connected to the front end of the holding arm and can be pivoted by a pivoting device from an engagement position which is oriented forwards into a release position which is oriented backwards, wherein the free internal cross section and the length of the hook holder are dimensioned in such a way that the limb of the fishing hook fits into it, and wherein the hook holder has a lengthwise a slot for introducing the fishing line, and wherein the pivoting device has a connecting rod which acts on the hook holder and is displacable longitudinally...|
|Filtering device, in particular for fish basins|| 20080314810 || 20081225 |
| The energy that is required for this regulating process is therefore generated solely in a mechanical fashion by the overflowing water. As a result, the filtering capacity of known filtering devices can be improved, and they can be designed to be low-maintenance.
|Apparatus for carrying multiple fishing poles|| 20080314848 || 20081225 |
| An application for an apparatus for carrying multiple fishing poles includes a connecting rod with a first end and a distal second end and a first supporting member affixed to the first end of the connecting rod and a second supporting member affixed to the distal end of the connecting rod. A plurality of recesses is in the supporting members, each of the recesses sized to accept one of the fishing poles. A first cloth strap is affixed at one end to the first supporting member and adapted to removably cover the outer circumference of the first supporting member, thereby removably holding the fishing poles within the recesses of the first supporting member and a second cloth strap is affixed at one end to the second...|
|Aquarium with adjustable lighting|| 20080316732 || 20081225 |
| An aquarium having an adjustable lighting system for enhancing the display of fluorescent objects, such as fluorescent fish, contained within the aquarium under various external lighting conditions, such as a dark room or a brightly lit room. The aquarium comprises a tank and a plurality of light sources. Each light source emits light at a different wavelength spectrum which is selected to enhance the display of the fluorescent object under each type of external lighting condition. An electronic control is provided to control the operation of the plurality of light sources such that each light source may be selectively turned on/off based on the external lighting condition, or chronological criteria, to provide the best viewing experience.
|Clip type light emitter|| 20080316735 || 20081225 |
| The present invention relates to a clip type light emitter, and in particular to a clip type light emitter capable of enhancing a visual field at night by detachably engaging a clip type light emitter to a leisure cap (including hat) generally used for a mountain climbing or fishing or travel or various sports. The clip type light emitter comprises a casing forming a body; a plurality of lamps provided at a front side of the casing at regular intervals; a switch part provided in one side of the casing; a battery provided in the interior of the casing; and a clip provided in an upper side of the casing and having one side end integrally engaged with the casing and having a certain elastic force,...|
|Vaccines for diseases of fish|| 20080317781 || 20081225 |
| Fish are immunized by a mass vaccination method, such as by immersion in water containing an attenuated strain of a pathogenic bacterium that does not effectively cause disease in fish when the non-attenuated pathogenic bacterium is exposed to the fish by immersion. An illustrative example of the method is for immunizing against coldwater disease caused by Flavobacterium psychrophilum, which may be attenuated by serial passage in media containing increasing amounts of an antibiotic, such as rifampicin.
|Pharmaceutical preparation that can be administered orally for treating fish, production method for said preparation and use of the latter|| 20080317825 || 20081225 |
| The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical preparation for oral application for treatment of fish, in particular for vaccination of fish of the salmon family and other fish having a comparable digestive system against bacterial and/or viral infections, in particular against VHS and IHN. The invention is also directed to a method for producing the preparation.
|Effective factor extraction system and its method and program|| 20080319711 || 20081225 |
| To provide an effective factor extraction system in which samples are generated artificially from a sample group and a virtual sample set is created so that even when the number of sample is relatively small, specific factors can be selected/extracted with high reliability by using the virtual sample set. The effective factor extraction system comprises a section (3) for extracting samples arbitrarily from sample sets (X(15), Y(16)) and creating a plurality of paired virtual sample sets (X(17), Y(18)), a statistical quantity operating section (5) for reading out the feature value held by sample contained in respective virtual sample sets and operating the average value and the variance, a section (6) for operating Fisher ratio from the average value (21) and the variance (22), and a section...|
|Transgenic fish with increased unsaturated fatty acid content|| 20080320610 || 20081225 |
| The present invention relates to fish with increased unsaturated fatty acid content by transfer of a fatty acid desaturase gene thereinto, and a production method of these fish with increased unsaturated fatty acid content. The fatty acid desaturase gene is one or more members selected from among Δ4 fatty acid desaturase gene, Δ5 fatty acid desaturase gene and Δ6 fatty acid desaturase gene, and it is preferable that these genes originate in a freshwater fish. It is preferable that the expression of a fatty acid desaturase gene originating in a freshwater fish is promoted by a β-actin promoter originating in medaka. By modifying the fatty acid metabolic pathway of fish, problems to be solved by the present invention may be to provide fish having a high...|
|Reducing by-catch of seabirds|| 20080307690 || 20081218 |
| An apparatus for reducing by-catch of seabirds or turtles during fishing include a fish hook (220) and a barrier or shield (227) mounted in a position relative to the fish hook (220) such that the barrier (227) reduces or prevents hooking of a seabird or turtle by the fish hook or ingestion of the hook by a seabird or turtle. The apparatus includes a degradable component (226) that degrades when placed in water such that when the degradable component degrades the barrier moves away from the position relative to the fish hook or no longer exists to allow the fish hook to be taken by a fish. The degradable component (226) may be a retaining means or a mounting means. The degradable component may form part...|
|Floating fish container|| 20080307693 || 20081218 |
| A floating fish holding container that rides in the water partially submerged with perforated sides and a top including a flexible net material spanning the container top with a closeable opening to the net. The floating live fish container is made of sufficiently strong plastic material to withstand shark attacks directed at the catch inside the container. The device also has perforated side walls to permit the flow of water into the container.
|Non-slip shoe cover for various slippery conditions such as snow, golf, fishing and the like|| 20080301973 || 20081211 |
| A non-slip shoe cover includes a body, a toe cap and a holding member. The body has a sole, multiple protrusions and multiple studs. The sole has a bottom, a front section, a rear section and a cutout defined between the front section and the rear section. The protrusions are formed integrally on the front section and the rear section of the sole and protrude out from the bottom of the sole. The studs are mounted on the front section and the rear section of the sole and protrude out from the bottom of the sole. The toe cap is formed integrally on the front section of the sole. The holding member is formed integrally on the rear section of the sole.
|Fishing lure and bait illumination attachment|| 20080301996 || 20081211 |
| A fishing lure illumination attachment is configured to releasably secure a light source and be releasably secured to a fishing line to illuminate a lure or bait.
|Technical fishing garment|| 20080301997 || 20081211 |
| The present disclosure provides for systems/designs for an advantageous fishing garment that facilitates ready access to fish fighting articles or gear. A fishing garment design that includes attachment features for releasably securing fish fighting articles or gear to the fishing garment design is disclosed. The present disclosure provides for a fishing garment design that includes attachment features for releasably securing fish fighting articles or gear to the fishing garment design, and where the fish fighting articles or gear are easily adjusted by the user once the fighting articles or gear are secured onto the fishing garment design. The disclosed fishing garment design is particularly adapted for use in connection with big-game fishing, e.g., sportfishing, salt and freshwater offshore fishing, billfish fishing, tuna fishing, sharkfishing or the...|
|Fish hook remover|| 20080301998 || 20081211 |
| A fish hook remover, designed to minimize damage to an artificial fly and to minimize and reduce human contact with a fish during fish hook removal, comprises an elongated body, designed of wire which is controlled by a handle of cork or other floating material, which allows the angler to hold and control the wire or tubular stem, which terminates with a hook removing extraction loop. The extraction loop terminates in the form of a guiding flange. This fish hook remover is designed to allow the angler to slide the fish line, which has a fish attached to a hook on the end of the line, into a loop which can be guided down the line to the shank of the hook. Once the hook shank...|
|Personal fish sack carrier|| 20080301999 || 20081211 |
| The invention is a fish transport sack specifically designed to transport larger fish such as salmon or steelhead by wading or pedestrian fisherman. The salmon is a large fish approximately 10 to 30 pounds in weight and lengths sometimes exceeding 30 inches. A fish of this size is cumbersome to carry by hand in the traditional method with a stringer, particularly when long distances need to be traversed across rugged terrain such as steep hills and fallen trees. The dangling of the fish on the stringer causes considerable strain on the fisherman's hands, wrist, arms, and shoulders. The discomfort is compounded when several large fish need to be carried simultaneously. The fish sack carrier (10) is of an oblong fish-like shape in order to position the...|
|Multi-purpose strap and belt|| 20080302844 || 20081211 |
| The present disclosure provides for systems/designs for a multi-purpose, dual strap and belt system that facilitates ready access to a variety of attachments. A multi-purpose, dual strap and belt system that includes attachments features for releasably securing tools or accessories to the dual strap and belt system is disclosed. The multi-purpose, dual strap and belt system has particular application for outdoors-related activities, e.g., fishing, hunting, hiking, climbing or the like. The present disclosure provides for systems/designs for a strap for a transporting device that can also function as a belt for outdoors-related activities, where the multi-purpose, dual strap and belt system/design includes attachment features for releasably securing tools or accessories to the dual strap and belt system/design, and where the tools or accessories are readily accessible...|
|Spinning reel|| 20080302899 || 20081211 |
| A spinning reel includes a body, which has two sliding plates coupled to two opposite lateral sides of the base thereof, a spool holder, which has a U-shaped frame pivotally mounted in the base of the body and a spool pivotally coupled to the U-shaped frame, a spool rotating mechanism, which has two pins axially movable to engage the spool and a gear set mounted on one pin for rotating the spool to take up a fishing line, and a spool biasing mechanism, which has a drive gear set, a operating bar for operation by a person to rotate the drive gear set, a driven gear set coupled to the drive gear set and rotatable to move the sliding plates in moving the pins of the...|
|Fly-fishing reel|| 20080302900 || 20081211 |
| A fly-fishing reel is provided for rewinding a fishing line on a spool, whose movement is limited, in at least one sense, by a braking mechanism. The fly-fishing reel includes a self-supporting structure and a spool. The self-supporting structure includes a central axis which bears on it the braking mechanism, which includes a first lateral containing ring, a brake ring concentrically arranged within an adjustment track or ring, and a second lateral containing ring. The brake ring is a split ring defining a guide slot along which a braking adjustment member is displaced. The braking adjustment member expands or contracts the brake ring. A blocking member is also concentrically mounted on the adjustment track or ring, which is in turn arranged without a relative sliding among...|
|Assembly for harvesting shellfish such as scallops and alike|| 20080295365 || 20081204 |
| The assembly comprises a frame-truss subassembly, to which are attached an internal subassembly for directing a flow of encountered water during dragging and a subassembly for collecting and discharging shellfish. An external subassembly is used for encasing the frame-truss subassembly together with the internal subassembly and the subassembly for collecting and discharging shellfish. The frame-truss subassembly includes a pair of lateral trusses, spaced at a distance commensurable with a width of the assembly. The internal subassembly includes an anterior panel with a forwards oriented concavity and a posterior panel with a backwards oriented concavity. The subassembly for collecting and discharging, disposed behind the internal subassembly includes a louver platform, a grid receptacle supported by the platform and a mechanism for topple over the grid receptacle. At...|
|Portable fishing pole holder|| 20080295382 || 20081204 |
| A portable fishing pole holder is a device for supporting a fishing pole without manually holding the pole. It is a substantially “Y” shaped frame which further comprises a support and an anchor. The support contains the fishing pole. The anchor secures the fishing pole holder. Optionally, the fishing pole holder includes a bridging member to more securely contain the fishing pole. The an anchor for securing the in which the fishing pole is placed while fishing. The other end is used to anchor the device. Optionally, it has members to more securely support the fishing pole or to more securely anchor the device.
|Fishing pole tender system|| 20080295383 || 20081204 |
| A fishing pole tender system for temporary attachment to a horizontal support structure, such as a bench seat provided on a boat. The tender system includes a generally rigid frame having a top sized to extend over the support structure, the top having a first end and a second end. A first side depends perpendicularly from the first end of the top. A second side depends perpendicularly from the second end of the top, and has a first section that is parallel with the first side, and a second section that is inclined inwardly towards the first side, with the first section sized to extend over a vertical depth of the support structure such that the second section extends at least partially underneath the support structure....|
|Fishing lure|| 20080295384 || 20081204 |
| A fishing lure comprising a body having a hollow cavity and adapted to be connected to a fishing line, the body having a transparent portion at least partially exposing the cavity, the body having an opening into the cavity and an insert receivable through the opening and having at least a portion extending into the cavity, the insert comprising a spine and a flexible outer structure of a colored material attached to the spine.
|Capped skirt for fishing|| 20080295385 || 20081204 |
| A method of making a skirt which comprises: providing a silicone sheet having a tab and a plurality of cut strands, applying an adhesive to the first side and rolling the first side of the silicone sheet about a non-stick whipping to form a skirt insert. A cap is provided where the cap is tubular having a first open end and a closed second end, the second end has an orifice and a tubular portion having an inside surface. An adhesive is applied to the inside surface of the tubular portion. The skirt insert is then inserted into the open end of the cap to form a skirt and the non-stick whipping is inserted through the orifice of the cap. The adhesive on the skirt insert...|
|Slip weight for a fishing line|| 20080295386 || 20081204 |
| A slip-on weight 1 for a fishing line includes a weighted body 11 and an elongate member 12. The body 11 has an overall specific gravity greater than one, a central borel 111 having a slightly greater diameter at its proximal end 112 and a slightly lesser diameter at its distal end 113, and (3) a slot 114 from the exterior of the body to its central bore 111. The elongate member 12 is in the substantial shape of a hollow tube with (1) its distal end 123 diameter slightly greater than its proximal end 122 diameter, and with (2) a longitudinal slot 124 connecting to the interior of the tube. This member 12 is pressed into the distal end 113 of the bore 111 so...|
|Folding windscreen for ice fishing|| 20080295876 || 20081204 |
| A folding windscreen having two panels can be made entirely from a single sheet of corrugated plastic. The windscreen is used to prevent wind-blown snow from clogging an ice-fishing hole and to enhance the visibility of ice fishing traps against a background shoreline or expanse of open ice. The single sheet of corrugated plastic material is made into two panels by folding it in half. The fold produces a flexible hinge connecting the two panels. The top and bottom edges of the windscreen panels are reinforced by folding parts of the corrugated sheet to make double thickness, and bonding the two thicknesses together with heat welding or adhesives. Hand-holes are provided for convenient carrying and deploying. Fluorescent or retro-reflective tape can be applied to the folding...|
|Method and apparatus for reducing bird and fish injuries and deaths at wind and water-turbine power-generation sites|| 20080298962 || 20081204 |
| A simple system is provided to dramatically reduce the number of bird fatalities and injuries, as these are bird-kills that man should be able to do something about. Essentially, the inventive apparatus comprises one or more instantaneously inflatable mini-airbags on turbine blade leading edges which, in the “stowed position” are tightly conformally elastically wrapped around or juxtaposed to the turbine blade surface(s) and/or edges(s) thereby not affecting the blade's aerodynamic efficiency. The airbag(s) can be activated and restowed or recollapsed very rapidly, thereby not significantly negatively impacting the operational efficiency of the wind machine. In a similar manner, fish-kills or injuries taking place in the turbine impellers of hydroelectric power-generator facilities may be avoided (as opposed to ameliorated) using another inventive system and method taught herein,...|
|Bladder-molded fishing rod and method of manufacturing same|| 20070294932 || 20071227 |
| A fishing rod including a tubular body where the tubular body is folded over into a contact relationship with itself to define a first hollow portion and a second hollow portion. An internal support is formed integral to the tubular body and the internal support separates the first hollow portion and the second hollow portion. The fishing rod being manufactured using bladder-molding processes.
|Safeslide bobber apparatus|| 20070294934 || 20071227 |
| A safe fishing bobber is disclosed having a plastic, hollow shield holding the hook and bait inside to protect against accidental contact with the hook, preventing snags on water structures and protecting the bait. An attached stem extends vertically from the shield. Fishermen use floats of various colors, shapes and styles for various fishing methods, buoyancy requirements and personal preference. This safe bobber design allows the fisherman to choose from varieties of floats and easily apply one onto the stem. The float is above water when in use, while the shield remains submerged. The fishing depth is set with a slide able stop member placed above the bobber on the fishing line, which stops at the tip of the stem when this depth is reached. The...|
|Fuel composition for a diesel engine|| 20070294938 || 20071227 |
| The invention is directed to a fuel composition for diesel engines. The fuel composition comprises 0.1-99% by weight of a component or a mixture of components produced from biological raw material originating from plants and/or animals and or fish. The fuel composition comprises 0-20% of components containing oxygen. Both components are mixed with diesel components based on crude oil and/or fractions from Fischer-Tropsch process.
|Flip pack|| 20070295774 || 20071227 |
| A fishing flip pack is described that consists of a detachable bag from a user worn flip pack harness. The flip pack harness and the bag are connected at a position that allows the user to access items in the bag and allow the user to easily manipulate a fishing rod.
|Fishing device|| 20070289195 || 20071220 |
| A fishing device includes a casing and a main spring positioned therein. A trigger spring is also positioned in the housing and a plate is interconnected to adjacent ends of the two springs. The device includes a primary latch operatively coupled to the casing and movable between a normally restricting configuration that normally holds the main spring in a compressed configuration and a releasing configuration. A latch release member is coupled to the trigger spring and the primary latch for moving the primary latch to the releasing configuration when the trigger spring is extended, say by the strike of a fish on a line coupled thereto. At the releasing configuration, the primary latch allows the main spring to decompress and this action sets a hook in...|
|Fish lure|| 20070289196 || 20071220 |
| 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...|
|Fiber attractor and attachment apparatus for increasing the attracting tendencies of fishing lures|| 20070289197 || 20071220 |
| A fishing lure combination having a spoon 6 with a leading region 17, a disturbance-creating attachment lug 16 extending from a surface 19 associated with the leading region 17, and trailing fronds 14 that are secured via a shaft 12 to the attachment lug 16. The trailing fronds 14 are agitated by turbulent fluid flow downstream of the attachment lug 16.
|Fishing lure|| 20070289198 || 20071220 |
| A fishing lure has a body having a front end, a rear end, a top and a bottom. A hook is secured by a shank to the rear end of the body. A slot extends through the body from the top to the bottom. The slot at the top of the body is enlarged toward the front end and the slot at the bottom of the body is enlarged toward the rear end. A fishing line, is extended through the slot from the top to the bottom and secured to the shank of the hook. The body assumes a substantially linear orientation when the body is pulled forward by the line, such as when casting or trolling. The body enlarged slot results in the body pitching,...|
|Fishing tackle and bait holster|| 20070289199 || 20071220 |
| The present invention is directed to fishing tackle carriers and, more specifically, provides an improved and novel type of fishing tackle carrier. The device includes a main body with a variety of pockets and pouches. Attached to the main body is an expandable pouch with a liner to hold live bait; cylindrical sleeves are attached in main body seams to provide a holding compartment for a fishing rod.
|System and methods for maintaining an aquarium ecosystem|| 20070289907 || 20071220 |
| The present invention is to provide a system and method to maintain an aquarium ecosystem. Maintaining an aquarium ecosystem includes aquarium maintenance, fish feeding, fish care, feeding and caring for invertebrates, plant care, cleaning, etc. The aquarium ecosystem maintenance apparatus has a shaft with a pump and a nozzle. The pump is activated to move liquid or gas into the aquarium through the shaft and out the nozzle. The pump is deactivated to remove solid, liquid or gas from the aquarium through the nozzle and into the shaft.
|Pharmaceutical composition and method for the transdermal delivery of calcium|| 20070292493 || 20071220 |
| The present invention relates to a method and transdermal pharmaceutical composition for preventing or reducing the likelihood of calcium deficiency or imbalances caused by calcium deficiency. The transdermal pharmaceutical composition includes a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of calcium and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier constituting a pluronic lecithin organogel. In addition to calcium, the transdermal pharmaceutical composition may also contain a therapeutically effective amount of: (1) a pharmaceutically acceptably salt of other minerals such as magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese, or chromium; (2) a vitamin such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E or B-complex vitamins, choline, lecithin, inositol, PABA, biotin, or bioflavomoids; (3) a carotenoid such as lycopene or lutein; (4) a hormone such as dehydroepiandrosterone, progesterone, pregnenolone, or melatonin; (5)...|
|Composition for the cosmetic treatment of age-related dermatological symptoms|| 20070292527 || 20071220 |
| A composition comprising an extract of a deep sea fish; and an extract of rooibos aspalathus linearis); and optionally an extract of bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi) as active components thereof; and optionally one or more fillers or ancillary agents conventionally used in the formulation of compositions is provided. Upon administration, the composition has beneficial effect in relation to the cosmetic treatment of age-related dermatological symptoms, such as wrinkled and/or aged skin as well as hair loss.
|Crustacean expression vector|| 20070292952 || 20071220 |
| Methods and constructs for genetic manipulation of one or more of shrimp, shellfish, mollusks, and fish are disclosed. The nucleic acid construct includes a promoter and an internal ribosome entry site of an insect picomavirus, such as a cricket paralysis-like picomavirus. One or more open reading frames can be operably associated with one or both of the promoter and the internal ribosome entry site, and one or more proteins or protein subunits can be expressed upon introduction of the construct into a host cell, such as into a shrimp. Method for producing immortalized crustacean cell lines using enhancer elements derived from shrimp and/or shrimp viruses are also described.
|Method and an apparatus for automatic bone removal|| 20070293132 || 20071220 |
| The present invention relates to a method for automatically removing bones and trimming a product such as fish fillets, where the fillets are in an under cooled state. The under cooling makes the fillets sufficiently stiff to remove pin pones and portion a fillet before or after skinning the fillet in a relative still position providing better cutting than conventional methods. This provides more efficiency than prior art methods as well as increasing the value of the product due to less gaping and dehydration of the product. The method of the present invention further provides possibilities for grading of products processed with the three dimensional scanning and digital imaging of the products.
|Zebrafish model for assessing gastrointestinal motility|| 20070294778 || 20071220 |
| The present invention has demonstrated the presence of the zebrafish KIT protein resulting from the expression of the kit gene in the zebrafish GI tract. As expression of the KIT protein is correlated with ICC in other species, the expression of the KIT protein in zebrafish indicates the presence of ICC in the zebrafish GI tract. ICC are required for spontaneous, coordinated contractions of GI smooth muscle. The present invention provides a zebrafish-based model system useful for elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal (GI) function and for identifying molecular targets for treating GI motility disorders in human.
|Lighted fishing rod|| 20070283612 || 20071213 |
| A fishing rod provides a lighting system that includes a timer circuit and a motion responsive switch. In response to motion, the timer circuit activates lights to illuminate the fishing rod for a pre-determined interval. The circuit extinguishes the lights at the end of the interval. Preferably, the fishing rod is fabricated of a translucent material and the lights are LEDs housed within the core of the fishing rod.
|Adjustable rattle fishing lure|| 20070283613 || 20071213 |
| A fishing lure having a rattling assembly for attracting fish, wherein the sound of the rattling assembly is adjustable. The rattling assembly includes a rattle member and a rod member positioned inside a cavity defined in the body of the fishing lure. The rod member traverses the exterior surface of the fishing lure into the cavity, such that the position of the rod member will determine the ability of the rattling member to travel within the cavity to strike the walls of the cavity.
|Multipurpose caddy|| 20070283614 || 20071213 |
| A multipurpose caddy (12) especially designed for boat seats (16) is provided which an elongated plate (42) located beneath seat (16) and of a length to present segments (50,52) each extending laterally beyond a side marginal surface (34) of the seat (16). The plate segments (50,52) are each equipped with utility holders (54-58), preferably in the form of beverage container holders (54,56) and a utility box (58). The caddy (12) also has a fishing rod holder (64) designed to hold the handle end of a fishing rod and oriented obliquely for convenient rod holding. The caddy (12) is secured between a seat support (14 ) and a seat (16), by means of mounting screws (26) extending through the support (14), plate (42) and received within the...|
|Rod and reel support with electronic marker device|| 20070283730 || 20071213 |
| An electronic marker device affixes a fishing rod to a fishing reel. The device includes a marker housing having a base and a cover to wrap around an arm of a fishing reel and enclose a foot of the reel and a rod of a fishing rod thereby preventing removal of the fishing reel from the fishing rod. The marker housing also supports an electronic marker so as to deter unauthorized removal of the rod and reel combination. The marker may be preferably an electronic article surveillance (EAS) marker.
|Liquid medium treatment method and device|| 20070284304 || 20071213 |
| The invention relates to saturating various fluid media with oxygen, for example for aeration and can be used for the food industry, pharmaceutics, perfumery and cosmetics, physio- and aromotherapy, water supply systems, fishing and agriculture, including producing beverages, good additives, drugs, novel perfume and cosmetic products, inhalation and bathing, for improving the habitat and increasing a productivity of fish and other useful animals and microorganisms in aquariums, ponds, pools and for producing means for processing plants and animals. The inventive method for processing a fluid medium consists in passing an oxygen-containing gas flow which is pre-saturated by phyto-excretes of vegetating or cut plants through said medium. Said invention makes it possible to saturate fluid media with well-being improving, human-healthy, ecologically stable, useful for animal, beneficial insects,...|
|Producing supported cobalt catalysts for the fisher-tropsch synthesis|| 20070287759 || 20071213 |
| A process for producing a supported Fischer-Tropsch catalyst includes treating, in an activation stage (12), a particulate pre-reduction cobalt nitrate-based supported Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst precursor containing reducible cobalt oxides, with hydrogen as a reducing gas in order to reduce the cobalt oxides over a period of time to Co, with ammonia and water being formed, the reduction including a time period when predominantly CoO is reduced to Co. Unreacted hydrogen is withdrawn (20), which thus includes water and treated to lower its dewpoint (14). At least a portion of the withdrawn unreacted hydrogen is returned to the activation stage (12) as recycle hydrogen (26). An ammonia concentration is maintained in the activation stage (12), at least during the time when predominantly CoO is reduced to Co,...|
|Fishing lure|| 20070277423 || 20071206 |
| A fishing lure including a U-shaped body having a primary member and a secondary member joined together by a crosspiece. A fishhook and a weight are affixed to the rear of the primary member. The weight has a bulb and a rearwardly extending stem that terminates at an enlarged shoulder. A detachable blade harness is releasably attached to the weight and includes an elastomeric tether to which is rotatably attached a pair of spinner blades. A buzz blade is rotatably attached to the secondary member.
|Fish set line|| 20070277424 || 20071206 |
| The fish set line 100 is an apparatus or kit that a fisherman may use: to be alerted when a fish has been caught; to provide a convenient means to adjust the proper line length; and to provide a convenient means of storing the fishing combination. The fish set line 100 may include a housing means 110; an attachment means 120 and an attachment line 130 for attaching the fish set line 100 with a fixed structure; a swivel 136 attached with the attachment line 130; a motion activated light means 140 for detecting motion related to fish engagement; a fish hook 150; a hook line 152; a weight 158; a hook line shaft 160; and a locking crank means 162 for reeling in the hook...|
|Microcosm terrestrial and aquatic landscape habitat: a free standing "miniature mountain chain" topiary, upper pool, waterfall and pond-aquarium hybrid habitat with natural curves|| 20070277744 || 20071206 |
| “The Microcosm Terrestrial and Aquatic Landscape Habitat” is a free-standing, fired-clay Topiary structure with Upper Pool, Waterfall and Pond-Aquarium Hybrid. It is built of fired stoneware clay shaped into naturalistic, “para-geological” forms of “miniature mountains” by my art craft. There is an Upper Pool for water on the rear “miniature mountain.” From the Upper Pool, a Water Course leads to a Waterfall constructed of clay, simulated “rocks.” The Waterfall splashes into a Main Catch Basin, a Pond. The Pond is framed by three “miniature mountain” structures, connected together into a loosely horse shoe shape. It is important to note that the gradiently sloping, support structure provided by the “miniature mountains” is a plausible emulation of naturally occurring geologies. In place of a fourth “miniature mountain” to...|
|Fishing rod holder|| 20070278166 || 20071206 |
| The fishing rod holder is configured for ease of access to any of a series of rods stored in the device while still providing compact storage for the rods. A support strut extends from a permanently mounted base, with spaced apart rod holding plates installed on the strut. A connecting tube secures the two plates together rotationally about the strut. Each plate includes a series of rod holding passages therethrough, with the passages of one plate having peripheral slots for the lateral insertion of the rods. The slotted passages have resilient slotted discs placed therein to grip the rods placed therein. The device may be rotated to position any of the rods as desired for ease of removal, or to position an open pair of passages...|
|Fixed spool fishing reel|| 20070278335 || 20071206 |
| A fixed spool fishing reel having a winding shaft wheel which is rotatable about the winding shaft axis by operation of a handle on the winding shaft. The winding shaft wheel engages a rotor drive which rotates about a first axis which is generally transverse of the winding shaft axis and which drives a spool reciprocating worm shaft. The latter is rotatable about a second axis generally parallel to the said first axis, via reduction gearing. The reduction gearing rotates about a third axis generally parallel to the said first and second axes. The said first, second and third axes are all on the same side of the plane of the winding shaft wheel in such a way as to enable winding shaft attachment means to...|
|Long-distance casting spool for fishing reels|| 20070278336 || 20071206 |
| With the object of reducing the frictional resistance between the unwinding fishing line and spool lip 6, it is proposed that spool lip 6 display a number of retaining fins 7, distributed evenly over the circumference, that base end 8 of each retaining fin 7 be permanently connected to spool body 2, that the free ends of retaining fins 7 extend obliquely in the direction opposite to winding direction s, and that retaining fins 7 have a radially outer, longitudinal side designed as fin lip 9. (FIG. 2)
|Fishing dart game|| 20070278746 || 20071206 |
| A magnetic dart game comprises a magnetic target having a graphical representation of a plurality of fish and at least one magnetic dart. A player playing the game attempts to catch said plurality of fish by hitting the fish with the magnetic dart.
|Sting kit apparatus and method of use|| 20070280926 || 20071206 |
| A sting kit apparatus and method of use. The apparatus is a portable kit that can be easily transported to a beach and can be used to immediately treat jelly fish stings or stings from other stinging organisms such as bees, wasps, hornets, etc. The kit includes a solution including a proteinase toxin neutralizer to neutralize jelly fish stinger toxin proteins and tools coated with proteolytic agents to attract, attach and further neutralize jelly fish stingers.
|Food decontamination method|| 20070281061 || 20071206 |
| A food decontamination method is provided for removing contaminants from edible biological tissue such as fish. The method includes extracting the contaminant(s) from raw or cooked biological tissue with about 0.1N or greater acid solution and then neutralizing the acid solution. The contaminants removed include mercury and other inorganic contaminants, organic contaminants, and radioactive isotopes.
|Automatic fishing hook setting device|| 20060288628 || 20061228 |
| A fishing device attaches to a fishing pole so as to automatically set the fish hook when a fish takes the bait while the pole is unmanned. The device includes a retainer and a cord. The cord extends between a lower end of the pole and the retainer. A hook on the retainer mounts onto the tip eye of the pole so as to bend the pole into a flexed position. The fishing line extends through the tip eye and then through a recess in the clip. The bent pole can be left unmanned. When a fish takes the bait, the tug on the fishing line pivots the retainer so as to release the retainer from the tip eye, thereby causing the pole to spring from...|
|Illuminated fishing pole|| 20060288629 || 20061228 |
| The present invention is an illuminated fishing rod. The illuminated rod further comprises an elongated shaft having a tip portion at one end and a handle at the opposite end. A compartment is internally integrated within the handle. The compartment is adapted to receive a power source and a light source. A plurality of eyelet guide members is mounted upon the longitudinal axis from the proximal end to the distal end of the shaft. A bundle of optical fibers are operationally mounted within the elongated shaft. The light source is operationally connected to the optical fibers for illuminating the shaft, and the power source is operationally connected to the light source to generate power for the light source to illuminate the shaft. In an alternative embodiment,...|
|Device for fastening fishing reel|| 20060288630 || 20061228 |
| A fastening device for a fishing reel (e.g., fly reel) comprises a hollow elongate member including a triangle section which is formed of three lengthwise flats and three lengthwise curved portions each formed between the adjacent flats and three externally threaded extensions respectively extending from the curved portions; a substantially cylindrical fixed sleeve provided at one end, a slot being formed on one side of the inner wall of the fixed sleeve; a movable sleeve provided at the other end which includes an inner portion conformed to the triangle section of the elongate member and adapted to put on a portion of the extensions, and a slot recessed into an inner wall of the inner portion corresponding to the slot of the fixed sleeve; and a...|
|Fishing lure having stabilizing wings along each side of the lure body|| 20060288631 || 20061228 |
| A fishing lure having stabilizing wing-like fins along each side of the lure body is generally described. Stabilizing wing-like fins allow the lure to be trolled or retrieved under the water surface while remaining upright and swimming in a life-like motion. The stabilizing wings define a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface is substantially perpendicular to the lure body. The bottom surface twists along an arcuate line from a plane that begins acute to the side surface of the lure body to a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the side section of the lure body. The lure can also include a diving element towards the head section of the lure. The diving element can be a weight located within the head section...|
|Reversibly disengaging slidable strike indicator, positioning system, and method of using same|| 20060288632 || 20061228 |
| Particular aspects provide novel strike indicators attachable to fishing lines, that are reversibly disengagable therefrom and thereafter slidably along the line. Particular embodiments comprise: a buoyant main body having an axial channel with corresponding end surface openings; an retention member seat (e.g., groove, ridge, etc.) running around the main body surface; and at least one line retention member receivable and retainable by the seat, and operative with the seat to retain a line passing therebetween at two points. The retention member is displaceable from the seat by sufficient line tension, thereby disengaging the slidable strike indicator. Particular embodiments comprise two strike indicator stop members attachable at user-selectable line positions, and operative to delimit a slidable range of a disengaged slidable strike indicator. Novel methods for fishing,...|
|Finfish containment pens and polyhedral structures|| 20060288950 || 20061228 |
| A finfish aquaculture containment pen having a plurality of panels that when joined together form the majority of the exterior surface of the containment pen. The panels each comprise tension-bearing mesh material forming the exterior surface of the containment pen, a plurality of compression-bearing struts extending along the boundaries between panels, wherein the mesh material is attached to the struts along the lengths of the struts, and a plurality of hubs at which a plurality of struts and the corners of a plurality of panels abut each other. The panels can form a polyhedral structure. The mesh can comprise coated wire mesh. The struts can be curved members with convex curvature.
|A glass fish bowl which becomes curved surface|| 20060288951 || 20061228 |
| The present invention relates to a table with a transparent aquarium, wherein the aquarium is constructed by engaging each component panel with connecting members without an outer frame or other supporting members; the material of the aquarium is transparent; the shape of aquarium is curved; a plurality of aquariums are connected with a connecting channel made of plural panels so as to save the time and the cost for manufacturing and achieve nice figure.
|Bait casting reel and method|| 20060289690 || 20061228 |
| A fishing reel (such as a bait casting reel) is disclosed in which the bearings for both the drive shaft and the output shaft of a speed increasing gear train are carried solely in the side cover of the reel and in which the end of the spool shaft proximate the gear train is journaled solely by the reel frame with a coupler coupling the output shaft and the spool shaft such that within a limited range, variances in axial dimensions (positions) and in angular alignment between the spool shaft and the output shaft may be readily accommodated. In another embodiment, the drive shaft, the output shaft and the spool shaft are journaled solely with respect to the reel frame. A cast control is disclosed which...|
|Method for determining fish composition using bioelectrical impedance analysis|| 20060292550 || 20061228 |
| A method for determining the freshness of fish. The method includes applying electrodes to the fish, passing an electrical current between the electrodes, determining an impedance for tissue of the fish between the electrodes, and correlating the determined impedance with a freshness value to determine the freshness of the fish.
|Apparatus for positioning fish for heading|| 20060292972 || 20061228 |
| A method and device for positioning a fish is presented. In an exemplary method, a fish is positioned in relation to a cutting plane. Pressure is applied to a rising area of the fish's head via a pressure part such that the fish is displaced in the direction of the fish's body, thereby positioning the fish for heading. Thereafter, the fish is headed. In another embodiment, an exemplary device for positioning a fish in a heading machine comprises a pressure part having a pressure surface configured to be lowered onto to a surface area of the fish that is rising relative to the substrate on which the fish is placed. The pressure surface is configured to slide against the rising area of the fish. Under a...|
|Combination carpet row separator and seam cutter|| 20060282956 || 20061221 |
| A Combination Carpet Row Separator and Seam Cutter is disclosed. The separator and cutter tool enables a skilled installer to accurately separate the carpet between rows and simultaneously make a high precision cut along the separated row. To improve performance, there is both a front ridge for guiding the tool along the separated row, as well as a rear ridge to prevent the tool's tendency to “fishtail.” To improve performance even more, the tool has a separator tip element extending into the carpet row ahead of the front ridge to create a more definite split in the carpet along the row. To accommodate a variety of carpet types, the device provides separator tip elements in both pointed and chisel-tipped profiles. For convenience, the device has a...|
|Device and method for baiting fish hooks|| 20060283072 || 20061221 |
| A device and method for baiting a hook with bait, such as a worm. The device is a band engageable body with a rod extending from one end. The distal end of the rod has a hook engaging notch and the other end of the body has a leader engaging notch. In use, a hook is placed in the rod notch, and tension is applied to the leader to secure the hook in place and the leader is placed in said leader engaging notch to maintain such tension. Bait is then forced over the entire hook to generally encapsulate the same. Tension on the leader is released and the encapsulated hook is removed from the hook notch.
|Frame for lineguide and fish pole|| 20060283073 || 20061221 |
| A line guide frame that includes a plate surface of a side support leg curved in a convex shape outwardly so as to make an arc is provided that allows a shock from a horizontal direction to be and suppress deformation from such a shock In the line guide frame, an edge does not face the outside, so even when the fishing line is tangled in the side support leg and contacts the plate-shaped frame, it does not contact the edge thereby preventing stress on the line.
|Fishing float|| 20060283074 || 20061221 |
| A float for a fishing line consisting of an elongate member having a first end and a second end, at least two floatation members coupled to the elongate member, and an engagement portion coupled to the first end of the elongate member and dimensioned to engage with a stop means provided on the fishing line. The float is positionable between a disengaged position and an engaged position, wherein the elongate member is positioned generally vertically in the engaged position, and wherein in the elongate member is positioned generally horizontally in the disengaged position.
|Gas-liquid impingement separators|| 20060283159 || 20061221 |
| A gas liquid separator adapted to be inserted into a conduit is disclosed. The gas-liquid separator includes downward sloping vanes and optionally, one or more return channels. The vanes may have an opening along the length thereof, and a bottom lip to channel accumulated liquid to the conduit wall or to sloped return channels. If the conduit is not sloped such that the captured droplets are returned to the originating vessel, sloped return channel/channels are used to return the captured droplets to the vessel from which the gas stream originated. With a central return channel, the vanes can be attached directly to the channel with the resulting assembly having a fishbone shape. When a central return channel is not used, the vanes can be attached to...|
|Electric fishing reel|| 20060283998 || 20061221 |
| An electric fishing reel which is provided with a speed change mechanism excellent in silence and durability while realizing the size reduction. The electric fishing reel comprises: a drive motor for rotationally driving a spool rotatably supported on a reel body; a speed change mechanism rotatably mounted on a motor spindle and including an output gear having a rotational speed switched into a high speed or a low speed in accordance with the rotational direction of the motor spindle; and a power transmission mechanism for transmitting the rotation of the output gear to the spool. The speed change mechanism switches the rotational speed of the output gear by regulating the transmission of the rotation of the motor spindle with respect to the output gear.
|Grips for fishing reels|| 20060283999 || 20061221 |
| A grip for a fishing reel handle knob includes a tubular-shaped main wall having a longitudinally extending central axis and forming a longitudinally extending interior passage sized and shaped for receiving the handle knob and a plurality of gripping flanges extending from an exterior surface of the main wall. The main wall and the gripping flanges are each preferably formed of a resiliently flexible material so that the grip is resiliently secured to the handle knob with elastic action and the gripping flanges resiliently deform when the knob is grasped by the user.
|Apparatus and method for installing lines in conduits|| 20060284148 || 20061221 |
| An apparatus for placing lines in a conduit is disclosed. The apparatus uses a battery powered electric fan in an aerodynamically shaped body to fly through the conduit pulling a jet line. The apparatus is used instead of “fish” tape, vacuum, or compressed air to draw a jet line through the conduit.
|Apparatus and method for installing lines in conduits|| 20060284149 || 20061221 |
| An apparatus for placing lines in a conduit is disclosed. The device uses a battery powered, motor driven wheeled body to roll through the conduit pulling a jet line. The apparatus is used instead of “fish” tape, vacuum, or compressed air to draw a jet line through the conduit.
|Method and apparatus for processing meat, poultry and fish products|| 20060286227 || 20061221 |
| Processing apparatus and method for meat, poultry and fish products include multiple successive immersions in sanitizing solutions at different successive temperatures within controlled environments including at fluid pressures different from ambient pressure to reduce resident microbial contaminants in preparation for packaging and distribution.
|Concentration of fatty acid alkyl esters by enzymatic reactions with glycerol|| 20060286266 || 20061221 |
| An enzymatic process for the kinetic separation of alkyl esters under organic solvent free conditions is disclosed. Alkyl esters obtained from e.g. fish oil are reacted with glycerol, in the presence of water, at different rates in an evacuated chamber. The reaction is terminated prior to reaching equilibrium and the enriched alkyl ester fraction is isolated from the reaction mixture by short path distillation.
|Method of preserving a fish meat product|| 20060286274 || 20061221 |
| A method of preserving a fish meat product includes cleaning the fish meat product; packing the fish meat product with a vacuumed package which contains an oxygen-containing protective gas having a vacuum pressure ranging from 80% to 95% of atmosphere; and freezing the package together with the fish meat product.
|Methods and apparatuses for culturing stem cell using biomaterial shell|| 20060286666 || 20061221 |
| Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for culturing stem cell using biomaterial shell, e.g. fertilized zebrafish chorions, which may induce formation of embryonic bodies, cell proliferation, and cell differentiation to other types effectively inside the chorions without adding any inducing agents or cell differentiation stimulants. There is provided an apparatus for culturing stem cell using biomaterial shell comprising: a microwell layer having a plurality of microwells; a microhole layer having a plurality of microholes, the microhole layer being located under the microwell layer, diameter of the microholes being smaller than diameter of the microwells and diameter of the biomaterial shell; and a flow-channel layer having a plurality of flow-channels for supplying cell medium to the microholes, the flow-channel layer being located under the microhole layer, and wherein...|
|Champagne bucket|| 20060277813 || 20061214 |
| A mounting device including a beverage cooling bucket and a downwardly projecting stem configured for receipt in a fishing rod holder socket and constructed to hold such bucket erect for receipt of ice and cans of beverages to be cooled.
|Fishing rod holder|| 20060277814 || 20061214 |
| A fishing rod holder comprises a bucket having an open top end, a bottom wall and a side wall collectively forming a hollow interior which receives a number of tubes each secured at an upper end to a lid mounted to the open top of the bucket and at a lower end by a bolt or other fastener which extends from the side wall into each tube. The bottom wall of the bucket is formed with a drain hole, and mounts a number of rubber feet for stability which may be enhanced by the addition of a weight to the bottom wall.
|Fishing hook retaining apparatus and method|| 20060277815 || 20061214 |
| A fishing hook retaining apparatus and method, utilizing a retaining apparatus secured to a shaft of a fishing pole. In one embodiment, the apparatus is a sleeve having a magnet in an interior portion thereof, and a channel extending part of the way through an upper portion thereof. A hook is retained therein by the passage of a portion thereof through the channel, and the contacting of the hook with the magnet. The apparatus may be secured to the shaft, in one embodiment, with an O-ring that is looped over two opposing securing members, and about the shaft of the pole. In another embodiment, the apparatus comprises two upwardly angled opposing sides, with a bar interposed therebetween. In a third embodiment, the apparatus comprises a base...|
|Conical point sharpener|| 20060277816 || 20061214 |
| A conical point sharpener for sharpening conical shaped points such as fishhooks, needles, surgical instruments includes a handle, a mandril with an abrasive material coating fixed to one end of said handle, a drive spindle, wherein said drive spindle is movably attached to said handle and envelops said mandril, an outwardly protruding tapered opening on said drive spindle, and a precision point alignment nest, formed between said abrasive material coating on said mandril and said drive spindle, such that when the conical point to be sharpened is placed in said outwardly protruding tapered opening of said drive spindle, the item to be sharpened is located in said precision point alignment nest and the point of the item is touching said abrasive material coating on said mandril...|
|Continuous, continental-shelf-scale monitoring of fish populations and behavior|| 20060280030 || 20061214 |
| Areal population density and detailed behavior of fish schools and their interaction are continuously monitored over continental-shelf-scale areas spanning thousands of square kilometers by ocean acoustic-waveguide remote sensing. In some embodiments, the capacity of certain geophysical environments, such as contininental shelves, islands, etc. to behave as acoustic waveguides is utilized; sound propagates over long ranges via trapped modes that suffer only cylindrical spreading loss, rather than the spherical loss suffered in conventional sonar approaches.
|Fishing assistance device|| 20060282183 || 20061214 |
| A fishing assistance device is disclosed. The fishing assistance device includes a housing and a microprocessor provided in the housing. The microprocessor is programmed to receive information regarding fishing conditions and information regarding selection of fishing lures and correlate this information with the information regarding selection of fishing lures to optimize fishing results for a particular type of fish.
|Cell design for a trawl system and methods|| 20060272196 || 20061207 |
| A trawl's mesh cells include at least three mesh bars. A cell's first mesh bar includes a first product strand formed by a core product strand enclosed within a sheath. The sheath resists sliding along the core product strand during the trawl's assembly and field operations. The first product strand also mechanically connects to a second product strand forming the mesh cell's second mesh bar. The mechanical connection includes a clamp which encloses at least the slide-resistant, sheathed portion of the first product strand. A particularly preferred embodiment for the sheath includes at least one spiraling product strand interwoven with other encircling product strands. The spiraling product strand has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of each of the other encircling product strands. An...|