US 9,807,991 B1
Brake mechanism of fishing reel
Liang-Jen Chang, Taichung (TW); and Ching-Po Liao, Taichung (TW)
Assigned to Okuma Fishing Tackle Co., Ltd., Taichung (TW)
Filed by OKUMA FISHING TACKLE CO., LTD., Taichung (TW)
Filed on Jan. 4, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/397,897.
Int. Cl. A01K 89/015 (2006.01); A01K 89/033 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 89/046 (2015.05) [A01K 89/054 (2015.05)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A brake mechanism of a fishing reel, the fishing reel having a main body, a shaft rotatably disposed at the main body, a handle disposed at the shaft and rotatable along with the shaft, a gear sleeved to the shaft, and a spool disposed at the main body and rotatable by the gear; the shaft having a circular section to which the gear is sleeved, a non-circular section extending outwardly from the circular section, and a thread section extending outwardly from the non-circular section; the brake mechanism comprising:
a washer set, comprising a first driving washer having a first non-circular hole through which the shaft extends, and a first brake washer sleeved to the shaft and located between the first driving washer and the gear;
an operation member, respectively coupled with the first driving washer and the shaft and rotatable together with the first driving washer and the shaft; the operation member having a bushing portion having a second non-circular hole through which the shaft extends and sleeved at the non-circular section, and a disk portion extending radially from an end of the bushing portion; the bushing portion extending through the washer set and located between the shaft and the washer set; an inner side of the disk portion abutting against an outer side of the washer set;
a tubular member, axially movably disposed at the non-circular section of the shaft and provided with an end abutting against an outer side of the operation member; and
a brake adjusting device, sleeved to the shaft and abutting against an outer side of the tubular member, the brake adjusting device comprising a control member screwingly engaged to the thread section of the shaft.