Patents by Inventor James R. Walsh

James R. Walsh has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10362777
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which can receive a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass into the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9930880
    Abstract: A rodent bait station for retention of sachet bait, which is a malleable bait retained within a porous bag or package having sidewardly protruding flaps. The bait station may be a molded plastic structure with a lid hinged to a base. Base walls define a bait compartment sized to receive the sachet bait such that the flaps overlie the opposed bait compartment base walls. The lid has downwardly protruding bait compartment walls which overlie the base bait compartment walls. Undulating or jagged teeth are formed on the lid and base bait compartment walls. When the lid is closed on the base, the teeth projecting from the lid cooperate with the teeth protruding from the base, thereby engaging and clamping a retained sachet bait package flaps to thus retain the package with the bait station even after a rodent has broken into the package to access the poison contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BELL LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Johnson, James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9743658
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which receives a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass in to the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9538741
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which receives a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass in to the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9532564
    Abstract: A pre-baited consumer bait station for rodents which is gnaw resistant and has other design features to make the bait station resistant to rodenticide access by children, dogs, other pets, domestic animals, and nontarget wildlife. An injection molded translucent cover is permanently locked to a base about the cover's edges and center by elastic actuated hooks which engage receptacles on the base. The cover forms a labyrinth joint with a peripheral wall of the base. Double walls on exterior portions of the peripheral wall strengthen the walls where they form part of a closely confining bait receptacle which surrounds a bait block on portions of all sides. Circuitous internal passageways limit access to the bait. An interior wall extends to support the cover center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160073625
    Abstract: A rodent trap covered base defines an enclosed interior accessible through a sliding plastic tunnel defining a passageway for rodents into the interior. The tunnel has a projecting strike member, and is biased by an underlying spring to a retracted position. A trigger engaging member extends from the tunnel to be retained by a catch on a trigger mounted to the base. When a rodent passes through the tunnel into the base interior, it is directed by barriers towards a rodent attracting bait. To reach the bait, the rodent must press against a pivotably mounted trigger, thereby dislodging the trigger from the trigger engaging member which releases the tunnel to be driven by the spring to retract along parallel tracks to bring the strike plate forcibly against the rodent within the trap, usually killing it, and closing the trap, which is then presented covered within the trap for disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9220256
    Abstract: A rodent trap covered base defines an enclosed interior accessible through a sliding plastic tunnel defining a passageway for rodents into the interior. The tunnel has a projecting strike member, and is biased by an underlying spring to a retracted position. A trigger engaging member extends from the tunnel to be retained by a catch on a trigger mounted to the base. When a rodent passes through the tunnel into the base interior, it is directed by barriers towards a rodent attracting bait. To reach the bait, the rodent must press against a pivotably mounted trigger, thereby dislodging the trigger from the trigger engaging member which releases the tunnel to be driven by the spring to retract along parallel tracks to bring the strike plate forcibly against the rodent within the trap, usually killing it, and closing the trap, which is then presented covered within the trap for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: OMS INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150335003
    Abstract: An insect toxic bait dispenser has a top with a downwardly opening compartments in which toxic bait fluids may be retained by an underlying foil barrier. The top is supported on a base with posts positioned beneath the barrier. Base prongs extend into a top shaft with ledges at different heights, preventing part separation when the barrier is intact above the posts, and, when the top is closed on the base, piercing the foil seal and dispensing liquids into fluid retaining members held in base pockets. To use, a peripheral tear strip is removed from the base, permitting the top to descend on the base causing the posts to puncture the seal, compressing the fluid retaining members against the barrier to receive and dispense toxic bait liquid while retarding the rate of liquid evaporation. The top may be hinged to the base, or urged downwardly by a threaded cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Zeamer, James R. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150296767
    Abstract: A rodent bait station for retention of sachet bait, which is a malleable bait retained within a porous bag or package having sidewardly protruding flaps. The bait station may be a molded plastic structure with a lid hinged to a base. Base walls define a bait compartment sized to receive the sachet bait such that the flaps overlie the opposed bait compartment base walls. The lid has downwardly protruding bait compartment walls which overlie the base bait compartment walls. Undulating or jagged teeth are formed on the lid and base bait compartment walls. When the lid is closed on the base, the teeth projecting from the lid cooperate with the teeth protruding from the base, thereby engaging and clamping a retained sachet bait package flaps to thus retain the package with the bait station even after a rodent has broken into the package to access the poison contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: BELL LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Johnson, James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9015989
    Abstract: An insect toxic bait dispenser has a top with multiple downwardly opening compartments in which toxic bait fluids may be retained by an underlying foil barrier. The top is supported on a base with posts positioned beneath the barrier. Base prongs extend into a top shaft with ledges at different heights, preventing part separation when the barrier is intact above the posts, and, when the top is closed on the base, piercing the foil seal and dispensing liquids into fluid retaining members held in base pockets. To use, a peripheral tear strip is removed from the base, permitting the top to descend on the base causing the posts to puncture the seal, compressing the fluid retaining members against the barrier to receive and dispense toxic bait liquid while retarding the rate of liquid evaporation. The top may be hinged to the base, or urged downwardly by a threaded cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Zeamer, James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8984802
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a plastic base with a bottom opening which receives a removable bait receptacle which is engaged by two resilient fingers to the base, and secured by a downward projection from the lid, which offers a child-resistant latch, such that the bait receptacle can only be removed for rebaiting by simultaneously deflecting the downward projection and the two fingers while extracting the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Rick Leyerle, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8793929
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover. A ballast weight is received within the base. A removable tray with compartments for bait or mechanical traps overlies the ballast weight. The tray has a landing which is positioned between two ramps molded into the base which extend from rodent access openings at floor level. A latching arrangement between the base and the lid closes the bait station, and may be opened by a removable key. The key may be provided with an optional actuation bar, which allows the key to be converted to a latch only mechanism for opening the bait station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140190068
    Abstract: A rodent trap covered base defines an enclosed interior accessible through a sliding plastic tunnel defining a passageway for rodents into the interior. The tunnel has a projecting strike member, and is biased by an underlying spring to a retracted position. A trigger engaging member extends from the tunnel to be retained by a catch on a trigger mounted to the base. When a rodent passes through the tunnel into the base interior, it is directed by barriers towards a rodent attracting bait. To reach the bait, the rodent must press against a pivotably mounted trigger, thereby dislodging the trigger from the trigger engaging member which releases the tunnel to be driven by the spring to retract along parallel tracks to bring the strike plate forcibly against the rodent within the trap, usually killing it, and closing the trap, which is then presented covered within the trap for disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8578649
    Abstract: A bait station is mounted to a base. The bait station has the general shape of a box with a locking hinged lid. The box has side walls with openings so that rodents can enter into the box and gain access to poison bait or a mechanical trap. The base has a lower tray for receiving a weight. The bait station is releasably mounted to the base by a locking mechanism employing resilient finger which pass between a shroud on a side wall of the box to engage with portions of the wall forming an opening which is partly covered by the shroud so the fingers can be unlocked only by gaining access to the interior of the bait station box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8429848
    Abstract: A mole trap has a tough plastic base with downwardly extending fixed blades. Movable plastic blades are pivotably connected to the base and urged into a sprung condition by springs. A two-segment lever extends between the base and a catch which is pivotably mounted to the base. A trigger extends through a central opening in the catch and has a post which protrudes beneath the catch where it can be actuated by the targeted mole. Operation of the trigger post causes the lever to release from its engagement with the catch so that the movable blades close on and strike the mole positioned beneath the trap. The trigger has a release tab extending from the lever, allowing convenient release from the set position, and an upwardly protruding set arm allowing trigger depression from a point exterior to the handle into its desired set configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8028468
    Abstract: A bait station system has a bait station mounted to a base. The bait station has the general shape of a box with a locking hinged lid. The box has side walls with openings so that rodents can enter into the box and gain access to poison bait or a mechanical trap. The base has a lower tray for receiving a weight. The lower tray has a lower surface which may be glued, attached by a screw, bolt, or earth anchor to a planar surface. The bait station is releasably mounted to the base by a locking mechanism which can be unlocked only by gaining access to the interior of the box forming the bait station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110088308
    Abstract: A mole trap has a tough plastic base with downwardly extending fixed blades. Movable plastic blades are pivotably connected to the base and urged into a sprung condition by springs. A two-segment lever extends between the base and a catch which is pivotably mounted to the base. A trigger extends through a central opening in the catch and has a post which protrudes beneath the catch where it can be actuated by the targeted mole. Operation of the trigger post causes the lever to release from its engagement with the catch so that the movable blades close on and strike the mole positioned beneath the trap. The trigger has a release tab extending from the lever, allowing convenient release from the set position, and an upwardly protruding set arm allowing trigger depression from a point exterior to the handle into its desired set configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: D517890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Viking Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Collins, James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: D590908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: D847295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson