An apparatus for use in the preparation of a knot in at least one length of material, wherein the apparatus includes a base portion, the base portion including; a) a loop former configured in use to form an open loop in the length of material; and; b) at least one restraining device configured to restrain …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): David Bruce Frew
Assignees (initial): Tytaz Holdings Limited (Hamilton, NL)
Agents: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. (attorney)

The application was examined by Shaun R Hurley (USPTO dept. 3765)


  • 1. An apparatus for use in the preparation of a knot in at least one length …
  • 2. The apparatus as claimed in claim 1 wherein the loop former includes an internal …
  • 3. The apparatus as claimed in claim 1 wherein the hooking device has an elongate …

International priority data

NZ: 583005 / Jan. 28, 2010 (national)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of Drawings

Further aspects of the present invention will become apparent from the following description which is given by way of example only and with reference to the accompanying drawings …


Technical Field

This invention relates to an apparatus of preparing knots and its method of use, and particularly in relation to the preparation of knots used for fishing …

Best Modes for Carrying Out the Invention

The apparatus is configured to be a fishing jig (1) to be used for preparing knots in a fishing line, or multiple fishing lines. As shown in FIG. 1 , one embodiment …

Single Dropper Knot (As Shown in FIG. 2)

Secure the fishing jig to an object Place main supply line to your right Clamp one end of the line to clamp 9 (on left side) Feed the line on the exterior …

More details about Apparatus for Preparing Knots and Its Method of Use

Miscellaneous patent data

The primary classification Hand Implements has been designated to the document, located in Hamilton (NL), the assignee company is Tytaz Holdings Limited, the invention is titled Apparatus for Preparing Knots and Its Method of Use, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, the grant number is 08794680 (publication number), developed by David Bruce Frew, the exemplary claims include number 1, the published inventor's name is Frew David Bruce, the drawings include the following: view of the fishing jig according, step wise representation of how to prepare, Apparatus for Preparing Knots and Its Method, step wise representation of how to prepare, the applicant's last name is Frew, and his first name is David Bruce, 29 figures depict the invention details, illustrated by 19 drawings, claims 1-23 comprise the invention scope, particularly claims an apparatus for use in the preparation of a knot in at least…, similar classification categories are counted batches in delivery pile or stream of articles, collapsible, with removable parts, Hand Implements, Suction bands, belts, or tables moving relatively to the pile, Weavers knot, Knotters, Attaching the leading end of the web to the replacement web-roll core or spindle, Folding in combination with unpiling, Sleeve and spindle, Bills, the grant publication date is Aug. 5, 2014, the known agent's company name - Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd., was examined by Shaun R Hurley, the main examiner (3765 USPTO department), the application number is 13/575,254 (U.S.), the application was published on Jan. 27, 2011.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under by knotting, Hand Implements. The designated search classifications include Fishing Equipment, Fisherman's tool, Methods, Knotters, Hand Implements.

Patent details
Publication number 08794680
Publication date Aug. 5, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/575,254
Application date Jan. 27, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2011/093727
Int. publication Aug. 4, 2011
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/NZ2011/000006
Filed internationally Jan. 27, 2011
National stage date Jul. 25, 2012
National classification 289/17
Total number of claims 23
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 19
Number of figures 29
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