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Patent US7415794 - Portable cooler and tackle box - Google Patents

To accomplish this, the portable cooler and tackle box comprises a device for storing and transporting support equipment needed in fishing. In combining a cooler and fishing equipment storage, the portable cooler and tackle box is to be manufactured in a plurality of embodiments and sizes that can accommodate most fishermen. Sizes may range from 5 gal capacity to 60 gallons in capacity. One embodiment comprises a typically shaped rectangular cooler with hinged lid and an interior for holding ice, food, drink, or even fish and/or bait. Additionally, a removably inserted tackle box fits within and occupies a portion of the interior of the cooler. On the exterior vertical sides of the portable cooler and tackle box are removably attached aprons. The aprons are made of durable plastic fabric, canvas, vinyl, nylon, or any such applicable flexible and durable cloth or combinations or these fabrics. The aprons attach via snaps or hook and loop fabric, or hooks and eyelets. Aprons are utilized for storing the many items needed by fishermen. In a further embodiment, the aprons are combined to form one continuously surrounding apron. Appropriately sized pockets are provided for items such as fish filet knife, diagonal cutters, needle-nosed pliers, and the like. Further pockets of varying sizes are provided, with closure flaps, for housing various other fishing and convenience needs. Pocket closures are snaps, hook and loop fabric, or even zippers. The removably attached aprons provide for ease in loading and unloading items and also for selectively carrying items.

To accomplish this, the portable cooler and tackle box comprises a device for storing and transporting support equipment needed in fishing. In combining a cooler and fishing equipment storage, the portable cooler and tackle box is to be manufactured in a plurality of embodiments and sizes that can accommodate most fishermen. Sizes may range from 5 gal capacity to 60 gallons in capacity. One embodiment comprises a typically shaped rectangular cooler with hinged lid and an interior for holding ice, food, drink, or even fish and/or bait. Additionally, a removably inserted tackle box fits within and occupies a portion of the interior of the cooler. On the exterior vertical sides of the portable cooler and tackle box are removably attached aprons. The aprons are made of durable plastic fabric, canvas, vinyl, nylon, or any such applicable flexible and durable cloth or combinations or these fabrics. The aprons attach via snaps or hook and loop fabric, or hooks and eyelets. Aprons are utilized for storing the many items needed by fishermen. In a further embodiment, the aprons are combined to form one continuously surrounding apron. Appropriately sized pockets are provided for items such as fish filet knife, diagonal cutters, needle-nosed pliers, and the like. Further pockets of varying sizes are provided, with closure flaps, for housing various other fishing and convenience needs. Pocket closures are snaps, hook and loop fabric, or even zippers. The removably attached aprons provide for ease in loading and unloading items and also for selectively carrying items.

Bruce G. Ellis and Janet C. Ellis | Cooler and Tackle Box

Tackle Boxes, Bags, & Trays | Gander Mountain

Removably attached equipment aprons also provide for interchanging a plurality of aprons for various usages, even uses other than fishing. Also, in further embodiments, replacement aprons are fitted with loops for carrying fishing poles, tubes for poles, loops for landing nets, or even drink holders. Further embodiments include drains for the cooler wells, as well as attachments for aerating any live wells. The portable cooler and tackle box is to be manufactured in a variety of colors. In other embodiments, the portable cooler and tackle box is comprised of multiple partitions within the cooler. The partitions are permanently a part of the interior or are comprised of removable tackle and storage boxes that define their own partitions. Partitions comprise separate bait wells, fish wells, and food and beverage wells. Ideally, the removable boxes are covered with transparent plastic lids which are both hinged and removable. Plastic latches releasably lock lids closed. The part of the portable cooler and tackle box that remains accessible for cold storage is also removably and hingeably attached. On the underside of the cooler lid is a hollow for removably receiving a cold cartridge/pack. Such packs are of the typically sold, re-freezable variety. The lid, in another embodiment, has a pocket for receiving the cold pack. In still further embodiments, the portable cooler and tackle box is comprised of additional storage areas in the forms of drawer recessions, below the interior spaces allotted for interiorly fitted tackle boxes and items to be cooled. The drawer recession area is comprised of a plurality of slots for receiving typically sold tray tackle boxes. A further embodiment is comprised of permanent partitioned drawers. In the embodiment having slots, standard sizes of tackle boxes made by a number of manufacturers are utilized. In such embodiment, lips are provided at the lower slot openings such that tackle drawers must be slightly lifted for removal or partial removal. This ensures that the boxes do not unintentionally slide out. The body of the portable cooler and tackle box is preferably of plastic construction.

Thus has been broadly outlined the more important features of the portable cooler and tackle box so that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated.