Patents Examined by Peter M. Poon
  • Patent number: 11445717
    Abstract: A liquid ant bait pack having a primary bait well and a plurality of feeding reservoirs for holding liquid bait is provided in which the walls of the feeding reservoirs as well as the primary bait well are sloped to facilitate ant access to the liquid bait held therein while reducing the risk of the ants falling into the bait and drowning. Ant access is further facilitated by dry platform areas positioned between the reservoirs. The inclusion of multiple feeding reservoirs, the bait well and the dry platform areas provides an increased area over which ants can simultaneously access the bait. The entrance to the bait pack is sealed during manufacture and then readily opened by the consumer using a tear-off tab that can removed without the need for any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventor: Marko K. Lubic
  • Patent number: 11445715
    Abstract: A trap for catching living insects, specifically fruit flies, is provided having a catch container, a base, and a funnel-shaped insert. The funnel shaped insert has a funnel wall, a plurality of slits in the funnel wall, and a funnel exit opening. The insects to be caught are able to slip through the funnel exit opening, but not through the slits. Furthermore, the trap includes an attractant container in the catch container and/or in the base having a liquid attractant and a wick. The insects are attracted by the scent of the liquid attractant evaporating from the attractant container and fly or crawl through the funnel exit opening into the catch container, where they become trapped. The user can then carry the trap outside, remove the funnel-shaped insert, and release the captured insects alive outside. In this way, the insects can be kept out of human living and working spaces without killing the insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: RECKHAUS AG
    Inventor: Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus
  • Patent number: 11439127
    Abstract: An animal capturing net having a simple mechanism is provided to capture cats or dogs safely and easily. The animal capturing net comprises a net having an upper opening portion, a lower bottom portion, and a prescribed depth D that separates the opening portion and the bottom portion, and a frame that is coupled with the net along an opening edge portion of the net. The frame is constituted to comprise a set of two operating frames facing each other so that they can be operated independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Tomoya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11439117
    Abstract: A milker unit detacher with an adjustable and releasable hose support and a support arm that pivots about a tilted axis to bias the support arm toward a milking position to maintain engagement with the adjustable hose support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan V. Shore
  • Patent number: 11439122
    Abstract: A pet water bottle includes a shell, a triggering member, a transmission member and a first sealing member. A cavity for water storage is formed inside the shell, a first recessed region is formed on an outer surface of the shell, and a first through hole communicating with the cavity is arranged on an inner wall of the first recessed region; the first sealing member is arranged in the cavity, at least part of the transmission member is fixed inside the cavity, and the first sealing member is fixed onto the transmission member; the first through hole is in contact with and fully covered by the first sealing member; at least part of the triggering member is fixed outside the shell, and the triggering member and the transmission member are spaced apart from each other; the triggering member is capable of moving in a direction close to the transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Mimeng Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chong Zhang, Lin Jin, Tao Tong
  • Patent number: 11425870
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching vegetative propagules to a longline that may include a clip portion having a curved area sized to receive a stem of a vegetative propagule and having an opening to the curved area smaller than the curved area to secure the vegetative propagule in the curved area; a tapered barrel that is inserted into a longline; and a rigid connection by a tower between the clip portion and the tapered barrel. Also disclosed is a macroalgae farm including the apparatus for attaching vegetative propagules to a longline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Clifford A. Goudey
  • Patent number: 11413526
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system to sense angling events and make angling recommendations associated with a user's use of a fishing rod, reel and line. The system includes an angling event sensing device, a processor, a mobile device in communication with the processor or the angling event sensing device, and a recreation monitoring platform to receive the angling event and data and make a recommendation based on an angling event of input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Angler Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Blackadar, Nic Wilson, Jr., Landon Bloomer, Terrence Corbett
  • Patent number: 11406095
    Abstract: An adhesive-type insect trap includes a body having a hole for insertion of an adhesive sheet; a light source mounting unit disposed on the body; and a cover which is detachably mounted on the body and has a through-hole in at least a part thereof. The body further includes a light source seating unit provided so as to correspond to the light source mounting unit, and a light source may have one side thereof mounted on the light source mounting unit and the other side thereof seated on the light source seating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Chang, Hoon Sik Eom, Si Ho Yu, Gwang Ryong Lee, Sung II Park
  • Patent number: 11399504
    Abstract: An animal enclosure includes a kennel body including a rotational molded wall formed from a plastic material. The kennel body defines an interior space shaped to accommodate one or more animals, and defines a door opening shaped to allow the animal to enter and exit the kennel body. A hoop-shaped door frame is disposed on the kennel body proximate the door opening. A door is disposed on the door frame, and the door is pivotally moveable relative to the door frame between an open position and a closed position. A latch is disposed on the door. The enclosure includes first, second, third and fourth feet protruding downwardly from the bottom of the kennel body. In some embodiments, each foot is a separate component installed on the kennel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Edmonds Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Addison Edmonds
  • Patent number: 11399517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb frame wax cap pricking device including base frame, spike assemblies and a movement mechanism, wherein the pricking mechanism of the pricking device has a rotatable eccentric mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PARADISE HONEY OY
    Inventor: Juhani Vaara
  • Patent number: 11399514
    Abstract: An at least semi-autonomous litter conditioning vehicle has a chassis. A drive system is coupled to the chassis and can move the vehicle along a floor of an animal enclosure. A collection system is coupled to a front portion of the chassis and includes a flailer that can reduce a particle size of the litter as the collection system collects litter from the floor. A conditioning system is coupled along a length of the chassis and includes a drum that can receive the collected litter and can be rotated to tumble the litter. A heating element of the conditioning system can transfer thermal energy to the litter as it is tumbled in the drum. A dispersement system is coupled to a back portion of the chassis. The dispersement system can receive conditioned litter from the conditioning system and can disperse the conditioned litter on the floor behind the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Global Nutrient Conditioning LLC
    Inventor: Corwin Brent Heatwole
  • Patent number: 11400370
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus to identify angling events such as when a fish is on the line. The system includes an angling event sensing device with a sensor to generate data indicative of a fishing rod, reel or line and a processor to identify when a fish is on the line based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Angler Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Blackadar, Nic Wilson, Jr., Landon Bloomer, Terrence Corbett
  • Patent number: 11399472
    Abstract: A fodder machine. The fodder machine includes one or more beds. The one or more beds are vertical relative to one another and each of one or more beds is offset to every other bed in both horizontal directions. Each of one or more beds is tilted approximately two degrees from horizontal. The fodder machine also includes one or more belts, where the one or more belts are configured to be a surface for the growth of fodder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Steve Bates, Dee Bates
  • Patent number: 11395462
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a seedling container having seedling compartment(s). Frangible tear-off strip(s) divide seedling compartment(s) into top portion(s) and bottom portion(s). Pulling on pull tab(s) of frangible strip(s) permits removal of frangible strip(s) from seedling compartment(s) so as to permit bottom portion(s) to be conveniently removed from top portion(s). Seedling plug(s) retained by rim-like top portion(s) may thus be conveniently transplanted without creating excessive mess or damage to seedling(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: W. Michael Dunn
  • Patent number: 11388867
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for managing, cultivating, producing, preparing and distributing agricultural products. Apparatus designed to improve agricultural yield and crop performance are also disclosed. According to one embodiment, the apparatus are individually coded or tagged for remotely configuring, monitoring and modifying one or more parameters associated with each apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Agriburbia, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew C. Redmond
  • Patent number: 11382321
    Abstract: Live bait container assemblies for mounting on a seat pedestal of a watercraft seat on a watercraft may include a bait container having a container bottom panel. A plurality of container corners may be carried by the container bottom panel. A plurality of recessed container side panels may extend between the plurality of container corners. A plurality of container handles may extend between the plurality of container corners in spaced-apart relationship to the plurality of recessed container side panels, respectively. A container top panel may be carried by the plurality of container corners and the plurality of recessed container side panels. A container interior may be formed by the container bottom panel, the plurality of container corners, the plurality of recessed container side panels and the container top panel. A container neck having a neck opening may extend from the container top panel in communication with the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Marvin E. Vann, III
  • Patent number: 11382282
    Abstract: A multifunctional seedling culturing apparatus includes a fixed seedling culturing pedestal and a movable seedling culturing shelf cart, where the fixed seedling culturing pedestal includes a frame, and light sources are disposed on the frame; the movable seedling culturing shelf cart includes a board shelf, at least two boards are disposed on the board shelf, planting plates are disposed on the at least two boards, a movable apparatus is disposed on a bottom of the board shelf, and the at least two boards on the board shelf match light source positions on the fixed seedling culturing pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIAN SANAN SINO-SCIENCE PHOTOBIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Zhan, Zhiyin Li, Yayuan Wang, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 11382323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distribution system for distributing an olfactory attractant that stimulates ovipositioning of insects, comprising a central receptacle such as a container for holding an olfactory attractant and/or for holding a source of olfactory attractant, a delivery system comprising tubes, pipes and/or ducts, said tubes, pipes and/or ducts coupled to the receptacle and ending at locations where ovipositioning is desired, for delivering a liquid or gas from the receptacle such as a container to said locations, and a driver system for moving the attractant through the delivery system from the receptacle such as a container to said locations. The invention also relates to a method for stimulating ovipositioning of insects, such as black soldier flies, comprising delivering olfactory attractant from a receptacle such as a container to multiple ovipositioning areas via a driver system, said ovipositioning areas preferably located in a cage for insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Protix B.V.
    Inventor: Raymond Leushuis
  • Patent number: 11375697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rational hive structure (1) comprising a nest comb box (2) delimiting a brood chamber for bees; a top cover (4) located in an upper portion of the hive structure to close an upper access to the hive structure; a lower closure element (5) located in a lower portion of the hive structure to close a bottom access to the hive structure; and a plurality of comb frames (6) in the form of substantially flat bodies extending in a main plane. Each comb frame includes peripheral element or bars (7) delimiting an inner comb area (8), wherein the inner comb area (8) has an overall dimension of at least 15 dm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Alessandro Gamberoni, Gianmario Riganti
  • Patent number: 11375708
    Abstract: Compositions and heterodissemination methods for controlling unwanted target insect populations are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the target insects are mosquitos or house flies and the heterospecific insects are non-biting midges and soldier flies respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Randy R. Gaugler, Devi S. Suman, Bo Tao, Yi Wang