Patents Examined by Danielle A Clerkley
  • Patent number: 11185053
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide an aviary, a walkway for an aviary, and a walkway system for an aviary. The walkway includes a ramp and at least one support disposed below the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ROSE ACRE FARMS, INC.
    Inventor: Marcus D. Rust
  • Patent number: 11185057
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automated aquaponics apparatus. The aquaponics apparatus may include at least one fish holding tank configured to contain water. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include at least one hydroponic unit. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include a bio-digester. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include an atmospheric water generator and a desalination reverse osmosis system. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include an energy production system configured to generate energy. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include at least one sensor configured to sense at least one variable. Further, the aquaponics apparatus may include a control unit configured to control an operational state of one or more of the at least one fish holding tank, the at least one hydroponic unit, the bio-digester, the desalination reverse osmosis system and the energy production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Charles Gordon
  • Patent number: 11178863
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter provides a method for the incorporation of colored photoluminescent materials to be sprayed on to plants and soils. The incorporation of colored photoluminescent materials assists the spray operator through the use of black lights allowing for more precise low right or nighttime spray and seeding operations. More specifically, this invention relates to a colored photoluminescent adjuvant to be applied to targeted crops, plants and seeds to assist in the low light or nighttime application of bioactive agents, such as chemicals and pesticides. The colored photoluminescent adjuvant can be applied as a solution or a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Floratine Products Group, Inc
    Inventors: Kevin Cavanaugh, Timothy B. Cartwright
  • Patent number: 11147261
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bidirectional linkage type mousetrap including: a base, an upper shell, a first pedal, a second pedal, clamping shafts, and torsion springs. A bait placing cup and clamping frames are arranged on the base. Each clamping frame includes side plates and a clamping rack. Each of the first pedal and the second pedal includes a touch portion, a clamping shaft accommodating groove, and a clamping shaft buckle. Mousetrap inlets are arranged on two ends of the upper shell respectively. The mousetrap has two inlets and two-way linkage, which increase the probability of catching a mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Lie Yang
  • Patent number: 11140840
    Abstract: A plant propagation system is described that can be utilized for micropropagation through early stages of plant development. A system can include multiple plant support matrices, containers for the matrices, and optionally a tool for separating sections of a plant support matrix from the remainder of the matrix. During use developing plant tissue can be transferred between matrices and growth media can be varied with little or no damage to developing plant tissue and lower chances for contamination of the developing plant tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Adelberg, Amber E. Heck, David Dallinger Kurth, Justine M. Olszewski
  • Patent number: 11140866
    Abstract: A feeding dish carrying assembly for carrying multiple feeding dishes for animals includes a basket for carrying objects. A handle is coupled to the basket for carrying the basket. A panel is coupled to the basket and the panel has a plurality of dish openings therein. Each of the dish openings can insertably receive a respective one of a plurality of feeding dishes for carrying the feeding dishes. A plurality of legs is each coupled to and extends downwardly from the panel. Each of the legs supports the panel and the basket above a support surface when the basket is placed on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Raymond Gabaldon
  • Patent number: 11140885
    Abstract: A fishing caddy system which generally includes a rod holder assembly having at least one rod holder which may be rotatable to different angles to suit the user. There are hooks in the rod holder assembly for receiving the fishing line and thereby preventing the wind from blowing the line around, resulting in faster detection of catches. The rod holder assembly can be mounted to a universal mounting receiver which can be placed on any stationary body. Cup holders and other accessories may also be mounted in proximity to the rod holder assembly using other universal mounting receivers. An accelerometer may also be included which detects vibrations caused by the fishing line against the hook, alerting the user via LEDs or a wireless alert sent to the user's wireless computing device, such as a smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph M. Pippins
  • Patent number: 11134660
    Abstract: An outlet basin for a fish pen is provided with at least one outlet hose extending from the outlet basin to a surface. The outlet basin includes a cylinder-shaped housing which is provided, at its upper portion, with a mounting collar arranged to be attached to a bottom portion of the fish pen, and which is provided, at its lower portion, with a through opening. The outlet basin further includes a cylinder-shaped outlet channel which, in a portion, is housed in the housing, the outlet channel is provided, at its upper portion, with a strainer covering the cross section of the outlet channel, an elongated annular space between the housing and the outlet channel, a slanted grating covering the entire annular space, the lowermost portion of the slanted grating being positioned just below the opening of the housing, a slanted bottom plate sealingly covering the entire annular space, and a lower through opening at the lowermost portion of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Akvadesign AS
    Inventor: Anders Naess
  • Patent number: 11134657
    Abstract: A pet leash preventing locking due to jerk includes a housing provided with a handle and a reel disk arranged in the housing. The reel disk is rotatably connected to the housing. A leash rope is wound on the reel disk. One end of the leash rope penetrates through the housing. The housing is provided with a rotary damper. A clutch structure is provided between the reel disk and the rotary damper, and is actuable under a centrifugal force to connect the reel disk to the rotary damper when a rotation speed of the reel disk exceeds a predetermined rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Best-Run Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenwei Tang, Qingfeng Dai, Yingzhou Chen, Di Fang, Ying Tang
  • Patent number: 11102970
    Abstract: A pest control device for attracting and exterminating flying insects. A pest control housing is provided with a light source to attract pests, the light source being proximate an access aperture through which pests can fly. The pest control housing has sealable upper and lower structures and attachment means for connecting the upper and lower structures to each other. A power supply operatively connected to the light source is located in the lower structure with a lamp removably attached to a socket within a central location of the lower structure. A container in the housing is filled with a lipid solution for drowning the attracted flying insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Steven R. Farrington
  • Patent number: 11089740
    Abstract: A green wall system includes a plurality of potted plants positioned within respective pots to form a wall of vegetation. The pots can be mounted to a support element and plumbing and electrical utilities of the green wall system can be positioned within a utility column adjacent to the wall of vegetation. The utility column can span from a bottom of the green wall system to a top of the green wall system. A fluid reservoir and a pump to pump fluid from the reservoir to the potted plants can be positioned within the utility column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Delos Living LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Goodman, Richard A. Macary, Max A. Pollinger, Trevor S. Granger
  • Patent number: 11083171
    Abstract: A brushing stand operable by an animal. The stand includes a base, a tubular stand connected thereto, a body portion extending upward away therefrom, the body portion selectively adjustable up and down. The tubular stand includes an arm portion extending horizontally away from the body portion, with a hand portion at an end of the arm and extending downward. A brush motor is connected to the arm portion and releasably and pivotally attached to the brush extending downward that spins around a vertical axis and also swings around a horizontal arc. An internal fluid pathway extends from the arm portion to the base and a vacuum sucks up animal hair in proximity thereto. A proximity sensor communicates with a controller to turn on the motor and the vacuum when the animal is in proximity to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Ron D. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11076541
    Abstract: A self-watering planter features wicking devices whose outer tubes feature a skeletal upper structure having a plurality of columns periodically interconnected by rings spanning circumferentially around the wicking material to delimit windows of large area for optimum water seepage to the soil. A flange at the bottom of the tube's skeletal upper portion cooperates with snap features at the top of a lower portion that hangs in the water reservoir to provide snap-fit installation of the wicking devices on a divider wall of a permanently enclosed planter. A soil drainage filtration device features filtration fabric held in a sandwiched state around a drainage opening in the divider wall by one or more mounting plates. In one embodiment, the fabric forms a sack that hangs into the reservoir to suspend a volume of soil therein, whereby the suspended soil serves as wicking agent in the absence of excess rainwater needing drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Equinox Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Putter
  • Patent number: 11058071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical-physical method of producing mushrooms enriched with biologically active substances including steps of isolation and pre-seeding development of the mycelium of a desired fungal species, maturation of the substrate, mycelium sowing and incubation with development of fungal primordia under conditions controlled and assisted by machines and processors designed to adjust temperature, humidity and radiation, development of carpophores, their collection and treatment with pulsed light in order to stimulate the production of vitamin D2. Physical treatment includes exposing the environment to electromagnetic fields (EMF) during all the previous steps the collection, and chemical treatment includes adding the substrate with egg powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Maurizio Bagnato
  • Patent number: 11051487
    Abstract: A foldable pet apparatus has a rigid platform member, a rigid barrier member, and a support member. The rigid barrier member is attached to one end of the rigid platform member by a hinge. The support member is attached to the rigid platform member at its other end with a hinge. The support member may be attached to a vertical wall below a pet door opening. When the foldable pet apparatus is in a deployed position, the rigid platform member provides a place for a pet to stand after it passes through the pet door. The rigid barrier member prevents the pet from going straight off of the end of the rigid platform member. The pet must turn to the right or left to leave the platform. When the foldable pet apparatus is in the collapsed position, it blocks the pet door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: William A. Simmons
  • Patent number: 11000019
    Abstract: A beehive pest trap includes a first surface, second surface, and side beams. The side beams are coupled to and support the second surface. The side beams are coupled to and positioned on the first surface. The second surface is coupled to and positioned on the side beams. The first surface, second surface, and side beams form a gate entrance. The second surface is positioned parallel to the first surface. The second surface is wider than the first surface. The gate entrance is positioned proximate to an insect trap. The second surface is L-shaped. The trap also includes a screen and a trap drawer. The first surface comprises a lateral side. The lateral side and the side beam form a cavity. The trap door is slidably positioned in the cavity. The insect trap includes the trap drawer. The second surface includes a pest door slidably coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Bryan Francis Gremillion
  • Patent number: 11000023
    Abstract: In a fishing rod constituted by a rod and a grip which supports a base end side thereof, the grip having a front grip and a rear grip, there are provided a grip frame extending from a rear end part of the rear grip and a guide pipe into which the grip frame is movably inserted. A length of the grip varies in correspondence with a movement of the grip frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MEGABASS INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11000007
    Abstract: A pet litter box (10) includes a housing (12) having a base portion (14), a grid portion (16), and a top portion (18). The base portion has a floor (20) and a raised, peripheral ledge (22) with a vertical wall (28) and a horizontal wall (30). The pet litter box has a removable tray (40). The horizontal wall includes air vents (56). Each air vent has an upwardly extending hood (58) having a rear wall (60), two oppositely disposed end walls (62) which define an outwardly facing air outlet opening (64). Each side air outlet opening is in fluid communication with a bottom air inlet opening (66) extending through the ledge horizontal wall. The air inlet opening is in fluid communication with ambient air external of the litter box. The grid portion 16 has a generally flat floor (72) with a grid of holes (74) there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Alexander Ward, Jason Graves, Ryan Anderson, Robert A. Nytko, Tina Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 10986769
    Abstract: A powdered lubricant composition that minimizes fugitive dust and a method of treating seeds with dry lubricant that minimizes fugitive dust. Addition of oil powder to dry lubricants is found to minimize fugitive dust created during the application of the dry lubricant. Mica coated titanium dioxide is an ideal dry lubricant for combining with oil powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Ochampaugh, Andrew Ochampaugh
  • Patent number: 10980226
    Abstract: A moving decoy that better captures the natural movements of a goose or similar game bird in critical aspects, most notably, the characteristic, highly flexible goose neck and the wagging of the tail is provided. The invention provides an improved set of neck vertebrae for use in this application and may operate as integrated into the rest of the decoy or as a modular neck modular neck may be attached to a variety of different decoys. Actuation of the neck may be provided by self-contained electrical motor and power unit in the latter case. In an alternative embodiment remote access of the neck may be provided by cables run between the decoy and a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: John Fick, Jose Alvarez, Sam Hanson, Scott Schnering, Joseph Stoffel, Robert Welsh, Kevin Duban, Karl Goetsch, Adam Hunger, Connor Olson, Will Peckham