US Patent No. 10,555,515

ADJUSTABLE FISHING FLOAT


Patent No. 10,555,515
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Adjustable Fishing Float
Inventorship Cory V. Robinson, New Richmond, WI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,555,515

1. An adjustable fishing float comprising:a first female portion having an open end providing access into a cavity thereof, the cavity having a bottom opposite the open end, wherein (1) the first female portion is constructed of a rigid material, (2) the cavity is cylindrical and has a constant inside diameter, and (3) the first female portion has a narrowed portion adjacent the open end, wherein the narrowed portion has a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of the cavity;
a second male portion having a cylindrical configuration with an outside diameter that is larger than the diameter of the narrowed portion adjacent the open end of the first female portion so that it is sized to fit through and be squeezed by the narrowed portion adjacent the open end of the first portion, the second portion inserted into the first female portion defining an air space between an inner end of the second male portion and the bottom of the first female portion, the air space providing a buoyancy to the float, the second male portion having a unitary, single-piece construction, the second male portion having a solid, cylindrical configuration extending along a longitudinal axis, and the second male portion being constructed of foam, the foam second portion being resilient and deformable, and adapted to being twisted during insertion into the first female portion such that it deforms and its outside diameter temporarily is reduced to permit air to pass through the open end of the first female portion and into and out of the air space;
the first female and second male portions defining a water resistant seal adjacent the open end to prevent water from entering the air space;
the second male portion being reusably, adjustably slidable back and forth into and out of the first female portion to permit the re-adjustable alternation of size of the air space and air volume displaced by the float to change the buoyancy of the float;
wherein the second male portion has a nose with a width smaller than the outside diameter of the second male portion and a length extending along the longitudinal axis of the second male portion and protruding from a side of the second male portion in a radial direction with respect to the longitudinal axis of the second male portion;
wherein said narrowed portion adjacent the open end of the first female portion engages and squeezes a resilient deformable outer surface of the second male portion, including the nose: (1) coupling the second male portion to the first female portion, (2) sealing the air space and resisting intrusion of water, and (3) venting air out of the air space as the second male portion is moved into the cavity while twisting the second male portion and deforming the nose.