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Plano 5 Gallon Bucket Topper and Organizer

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Subject: RE: 5 gal bucket tackle box

Referring now to , the present invention features a bucket stabilizing tackle box system 100 for stabilizing buckets such as minnow buckets and bait buckets. The system 100 of the present invention may be constructed in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. The system 100 comprises a base wherein the base does not tip (e.g., the bottom surface has a diameter or width larger than that of the top surface). The base can accept a bucket and help prevent the bucket from tipping. The base has compartments to function as a tackle box.

In an attempt to deal with this problem, prior art patents have utilized a five gallon bucket in conjunction with a tackle box by designing a tackle box that sits on the top rim portion of the five gallon bucket or is suspended from the top rim portion. These invention fail to securely contain the contents of the tackle box during transportation of the bucket and tackle box while at the same time enabling separation of the tackle box from the bucket to independently utilize the tackle box as desired. Further, prior art devices limit access to the internal contents of the bucket to only a top portion. My invention allows the user to gain access to the tackle box contents from either a top or bottom location, as desired, and further allows the user to only have to access one half of the top or bottom contents as desired. To the best of the inventor's knowledge, there does not exist a cylindrical-type tackle box that is designed for complete containment inside a standard bucket resting on the bottom portion of the bucket, thereby enabling simultaneous transportation of the bucket sized fisherman's tackle box, bait, poles, gaff and tip-ups all together inside the standard bucket at one time as a unit. It is true that a square tackle box with a diagonal length no larger than the diameter of a bucket would fit completely inside a standard bucket, resting on the bottom portion of the bucket, if desired. However, such a tackle box would waste much potential storage space inside the tackle box. For this reason, as well as others, in order to utilize a square tackle box having the same storage capacity as my disclosed and claimed bucket sized fisherman's tackle box, one has to use a square tackle box too large to fit inside a standard bucket. Thus, the user must carry the tackle box in a second hand. Having to carry the square tackle box in the other hand is inconvenient and often difficult when one has many things to carry to their ice fishing hole.

Subject: RE: 5 gal bucket tackle box

Posted 3/6/2008 11:29 PM (#305960 - in reply to #305958)
Subject: RE: 5 gal bucket tackle box

Subject: RE: 5 gal bucket tackle box

In an attempt to deal with this problem, prior art patents have utilized a five gallon bucket in conjunction with a tackle box by designing a tackle box that sits on the top rim portion of the five gallon bucket or is suspended from the top rim portion. These invention fail to securely contain the contents of the tackle box during transportation of the bucket and tackle box while at the same time enabling separation of the tackle box from the bucket to independently utilize the tackle box as desired. Further, prior art devices limit access to the internal contents of the bucket to only a top portion. My invention allows the user to gain access to the tackle box contents from either a top or bottom location, as desired, and further allows the user to only have to access one half of the top or bottom contents as desired. To the best of the inventor's knowledge, there does not exist a cylindrical-type tackle box that is designed for complete containment inside a standard bucket resting on the bottom portion of the bucket, thereby enabling simultaneous transportation of the bucket sized fisherman's tackle box, bait, poles, gaff and tip-ups all together inside the standard bucket at one time as a unit. It is true that a square tackle box with a diagonal length no larger than the diameter of a bucket would fit completely inside a standard bucket, resting on the bottom portion of the bucket, if desired. However, such a tackle box would waste much potential storage space inside the tackle box. For this reason, as well as others, in order to utilize a square tackle box having the same storage capacity as my disclosed and claimed bucket sized fisherman's tackle box, one has to use a square tackle box too large to fit inside a standard bucket. Thus, the user must carry the tackle box in a second hand. Having to carry the square tackle box in the other hand is inconvenient and often difficult when one has many things to carry to their ice fishing hole.

The present invention features a bucket stabilizing tackle box system. In some embodiments, the bucket stabilizing system for stabilizing a bucket and providing storage space, comprises a base having a top surface, a side wall, a bottom surface, and an inner cavity, the top surface has a diameter smaller than that of the bottom surface, a lip extends outwardly from the bottom surface of the base past the side wall; an inner channel disposed in a center of the base extending from the top surface of the base toward the bottom surface of the base, the inner channel is adapted to accept a bucket; at least one access hole disposed in the side wall of the base for providing access to the inner cavity of the base, the inner cavity can be used for storage; a first rope guide notch disposed at an intersection of the top surface and the inner channel of the base, and a second rope guide notch disposed at an intersection of the top surface and the inner channel of the base opposite the first rope guide notch, the rope guide notches allow passage of rope into the inner cavity of the base; and a first tie-off hole disposed at an intersection of the top surface and the side wall, and a second tie-off hole disposed at an intersection of the top surface and the side wall opposite the first tie-off hole, the tie-off holes allow passage of rope out of the inner cavity of the base.