Miscellaneous Patents (Class 43/1)
  • Patent number: 10327437
    Abstract: A housing has a first end and a second end and a chamber there between. At least one animal attractant assembly is within the housing. The animal attractant assembly is chosen from a class consisting of a visual attractant, an audial attractant, and an olfactory attractant. A hand held remote device initiates operation of at least one of the attractant assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: James Dean Allen
  • Patent number: 10113839
    Abstract: A small unmanned air vehicle repulsing apparatus includes a capturing body adapted to capture a drone, a target to be captured; and a capturing body launching apparatus adapted to launch the capturing body at the drone, in which the capturing body launching apparatus can quickly capture the drone by launching the capturing body even if the suspicious drone flies into an area to be protected so as to protect the interest and safety of law-abiding people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10066912
    Abstract: An archery practice field tip and related method of use is provided, where the field tip has a first shape that is structurally different from a second shape of an actual hunting broadhead, but where the tip mimics the aerodynamics and flight characteristics of the hunting broadhead. The practice tip can be void of sharpened cutting edges, and can include a head on drag promoting element and/or a crosswind drag promoting element, either of which can be scoops, flanges, fins, holes and the like. The tip can have a head on aerodynamic drag that is within 40%, within 25%, within 10% and/or within 5% of the first head on aerodynamic drag of the hunting broadhead. The practice tip can have a crosswind aerodynamic drag that is within 40%, within 25%, within 10% and/or within 5% of the crosswind aerodynamic drag of the hunting broadhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Nathaniel E. Grace
  • Patent number: 9980478
    Abstract: A device and method for vaporizing game liquid attractants are provided. The vaporizing device has a container suitable for holding vaporizable liquid therein, a wick, a transducer operably connected to a power supply, and a controller. Vaporizable liquid, preferably game attractant or a mixture thereof is drawn to the transducer by the wick. When supplied with electrical current from the power supply, the transducer oscillates at a high frequency sufficient to vaporize the vaporizable liquid drawn to the transducer via cavitation. Once vaporized, game attractant vapor may be diffused or propelled through an outlet in the container to the external hunting environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Corey Roebuck
  • Patent number: 9750237
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices for eliminating airborne and crawling insect pests including a base carrying a membrane ring and insect feeding pool; a stem mounted to the base having a lower portion that covers the membrane ring; a reservoir positioned atop the stem, the reservoir adapted to contain liquid bait; stress duct openings disposed in the stem for metering flow of the liquid bait from the reservoir to the insect feeding pool; and a cover positioned atop the reservoir and extending radially outward therefrom to span and cover the base, the cover housing at least one of a metered bioattractant dispenser, a metered biopathogen dispenser, a light source, and a solar panel. Also disclosed are pest control device cover assemblies configured for attachment to existing pest control device(s) that allow for enhanced elimination airborne and crawling insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KM INVESTORS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kupfer, Robert E. McManus
  • Patent number: 9717230
    Abstract: An animal deterrent device includes an elongated carrier having an internal cavity. A conductive trace can be coupled to the carrier by a first fastener that extends from the conductive trace to the cavity, which prevents water from contacting the fastener and shorting the conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BIRD-B-GONE
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 9565851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder for an animal can call used for hunting. A can call is positioned about the device so that when a user activates a remote control, the holder inverts the can call producing a noise that attracts game animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Peoples
  • Patent number: 9303425
    Abstract: A decoy mounting arrangement for a layout hunting blind that allows a decoy to be mounted on the hunting blind door and to move therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: HARD CORE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Galloway, Russell Farrell Gilliam
  • Patent number: 9247727
    Abstract: A wildlife hunting and/or observation blind having tiered-ledges and angled windows to provide a natural landscape element. The blind having earthen materials and/or vegetative material applied to the exterior surface, and the ledges at different levels to provide natural vegetation growth. The blind can be manufactured using a mold comprising a plurality of sides separated by a plurality of progressively tiered ledges providing the tiered-ledged hunting blind. The blind may comprise a plurality of layers to provide the structure, including at least one structural layer located between at least one interior rubber layer and at least one exterior gelcoat layer, the earthen material adhered to the exterior most layer of the hunting blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Travis Peterson
  • Patent number: 9185901
    Abstract: An attractant scent dispenser (1) having a preferably rounded bulb-shaped reservoir (2) that is filled with a liquid attractant (3), such as deer urine. A wick (4) extends from a distal end (5) of the reservoir and an eyelet (6) or other attaching means for attaching a cord (7) is located at a proximal end (8) of the reservoir. A hunter may use the cord to drag the reservoir on the ground to disperse a trail of attractant scent while the bulb shape of the reservoir prevents the attractant scent dispenser from becoming tangled in any debris on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Alfredo Arcia
  • Patent number: 9179730
    Abstract: A scent dispersing boot is provided having a vertically aligned pocket attached to the upper, wherein the pocket is biased in an open position and apertured to allow air to circulate. A wick is impregnated with a game-attracting scent and inserted in the pocket. The pocket is particularly suited for use with spike wicks, having a head and a leg, wherein the leg is dipped in a liquid, game-attracting scent and inserted in the pocket with the leg of the wick extending from the bottom of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Jimmy Lee Waters
  • Patent number: 9072290
    Abstract: A portable hunting blind including a chair and a canopy frame draped with a cover. A spring interconnects the chair and the canopy frame for rotating the canopy frame backwardly so that the cover is no longer above the seat of the chair. A quick spring release triggered by a user with his elbow or arm is provided on an arm rest of the chair. In the moment that the canopy frame is rotated, the user may take a shot from a seated or standing position in the blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ira D. McCauley
  • Patent number: 9033021
    Abstract: A highly portable, modular hunting blind which adapts to different hunting areas by utilizing local grass and other vegetation for 3-D camouflage and cover purposes. The blind is ideally of a light weight material, such as plastic, and includes adjustable angles for natural cover, and a number of vegetation straps that adjust to any natural cover the hunter chooses to use, such as grass, corn, brush, or tree limbs. This allows hunters to place natural cover at angles that create a secure 3-D effect and allows hunters and game to see through this natural environment eliminating the undesirable “blob” affect caused by dark fabric material, while breaking the hunter's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Real Action Hunting Products, LLC
    Inventor: Scott P. Hand
  • Patent number: 9016298
    Abstract: A hunting blind is presently disclosed that includes a central support comprising a main body and an extendable portion, the extendable portion configured to maintain the hunting blind in an upright position, a gun rest secured to the main body of the central support opposite the extendable portion, a plurality of ribs pivotally secured to the main body of the central support, the ribs configured to rotate between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and a screen comprising a plurality of opaque screen sections, each screen section secured to at least one rib and at least one other rib or the main body of the central support, each screen section comprising a flexible material such that the screen sections are collapsible, wherein when the ribs are in the open configuration, the screen is configured to obscure a hunter from a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Mausen
  • Patent number: 9003718
    Abstract: A deterrent device can include an elongated base having a plurality of spikes coupled to the base that are configured to extend from the base such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Publication number: 20150096218
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing a scent for attracting big game animals, includes a container with a wick that is configured to be easily inserted into the container in the field. The scent within the container is thickened so it will not drip too fast and preferably contains a substance to prevent freezing. The preferred scent is urine from the female species, during estrus, of the big game being hunted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Eric J. Burr
  • Patent number: 8973593
    Abstract: Vegetation-containing hunting blind includes a vegetation-shielding/offering member. Inside the member vegetation can be grown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher John Rudy
  • Patent number: 8966831
    Abstract: A modular blind includes a left half and a right half that are constructed through a molding process where one half can be nested within the other half during transit and when displayed for sale. The left half and the right half of the blind include mating flanges that are positioned adjacent each other and secured together to form the blind. A retaining mechanism or plurality of retaining mechanisms is utilized to retain the mating ends proximate each other. Each half of the blind includes a plurality of slots through which a gun barrel can be inserted or through which an arrow can be shot. The blind can optionally include a door in either half or both halves for ingress into and egress from the blind. Because the halves of the blinds can nest within each other, the cost of transportation can be significantly reduced relative to a blind with a monolithic wall construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Chad Stoll
  • Patent number: 8938905
    Abstract: A deer attracting device and/or a kit incorporating the same facilitates luring deer to a specific location. The device includes a base that is supported from below by an underlying ground surface and a lock that holds a visual lure in an upright position, extending away from the base, so that deer can easily see the visual lure. A scent carrier may be applied to the visual lure and is configured to entice deer to apply their own scent(s) to the visual lure by scent marking or licking the lure. This encourages other deer to do the same after being visually drawn close enough to the visual lure to detect the scent. Correspondingly, the deer maintain or replenish the scent of the lure mitigating the need for a human to artificially do the same. The visual lure is maintained in position on the base be a column within which a lower end of the visual lure is received, and a lock that maintains the visual lure within the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Moore Outdoors Productions and Products
    Inventor: Jeremy Frank Moore
  • Patent number: 8905667
    Abstract: A scent dispenser includes a holder member that is removably attached to the back side and heel of a hunter's boot and has curved arms disposed at each side thereof, the holder attached to the boot by an elastic cord that extends from one arm, over the vamp portion of the boot, and is releasably attached to the other arm. The back side of the holder removably holds a scent containing bottle in an inverted position at the rear portion of the boot, the bottle having a cap with a sponge that extends a distance below the bottom of the boot heel to engage the ground surface and is compressed to deposit an amount of the scent onto the ground each time a step is taken to leave a scented trail to attract animals, or mask the smell of a human. The bottle may be removed and hung from another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kym Burks
  • Patent number: 8869467
    Abstract: A deterrent device can include an elongated base having upper and lower raised portions and a plurality of spikes coupled thereto. The spikes can each be configured to extend from the base such that such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8863434
    Abstract: An animal deterrent device includes an elongated carrier having an internal cavity. A conductive trace can be coupled to the carrier by a first fastener that extends from the conductive trace to the cavity, which prevents water from contacting the fastener and shorting the conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Publication number: 20140283432
    Abstract: A floating duck blind for use in waterfowl hunting; nature photography; and/or bird watching. A framed platform portion encased in closed cell polyurethane and a polyuria outer coating for buoyancy and durability includes several vertical openings that allow the platform to be staked into a position in the water. A metal wire mesh enclosure enables camouflaging means to be affixed to hide the platform and the occupants. A dog box portion communicates from the enclosed platform to the outside of the duck blind so that hunting dogs can get in and out during retrieval. A transom portion enables attachment of an outboard motor and relocation of the duck blind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Harry Bonfill
  • Publication number: 20140250759
    Abstract: A directional rattle for imitating the sound of sparring dominate game animals. The directional rattle has a whorled portion on the rod that makes contact with concentric rings within the housing of the rattle. The manipulation of the rod within the housing results in a more authentic sound that resonates out of the bell shaped portion at the bottom that gives the sound a directional flow out and away from the device attracting game animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore E. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8739455
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a temperature regulated, pressure activated liquid scent dispenser. The pressure in the interior of the container may increase as ambient temperature increases. A release structure of the container may release a portion of the liquid scent once a threshold pressure or threshold amount of pressure build-up is reached in the interior of the container. A method comprises filling the interior volume with a liquid scent so that the interior volume also includes a volume of air, suspending the dispenser over a ground surface, and dispensing the liquid scent from the interior volume through the release structure. Due to an increase of pressure of the volume of air, and upon reaching a threshold air pressure, the release structure releases a portion of the liquid scent from the interior volume. Applications may include dispensing animal attractant or repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Wildlife Research Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Burgeson
  • Patent number: 8739457
    Abstract: An animal attracting apparatus comprising a water source, a collection tube pivotable vertically between an upwardly disposed first position and a downwardly disposed second position, and a rotatable shaft attached to the collection tube for concomitant rotation therewith. Animal attractant devices are mounted to the shaft for concomitant rotation therewith. In operation, water gravity flows from the water source into the collection tube. After water in the collection tube reaches a predetermined level, the collection tube pivots from the first position to the second position and dispenses water from the collection tube. After water in the collection tube is dispensed, the collection tube pivots from the second position back to the first position to be refilled by water. As the collection tube pivots, the collection tube rotates the shaft. As the shaft rotates, the animal attractant devices are actuated to emit animal attractants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Key
  • Patent number: 8720106
    Abstract: An animal deterrent device includes an elongated carrier having an internal cavity. A conductive trace can be coupled to the carrier by a first fastener that extends from the conductive trace to the cavity, which prevents water from contacting the fastener and shorting the conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8701691
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible multi-person layout hunting blind. The blind includes a head end, a foot end, a first side and a second side. A pivotal foot panel is movably mounted on the blind at the foot end of the blind. First and second pivotal side doors are provided at the head end of the blind. The blind has a width sufficient so that at least two, and perhaps more, hunters may position themselves in the blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Maxx Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Hawk, III, Tyson J. Keller
  • Patent number: 8698013
    Abstract: A feed weighing assembly includes an assembly scale, a display screen interfacing with the assembly scale and an insert body carried by the assembly scale and sized and configured for placement in a game feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: James C. Hall, James F. Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8689498
    Abstract: A deterrent device can include an elongated base having a plurality of spikes coupled to the base that are configured to extend from the base such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8678961
    Abstract: Blood trail enhancer is composed of fish oil and apple cider vinegar together with effective amounts of natural anti-coagulant agents, such as ginger, onion, and garlic. These agents also are effective in promoting healing of a non-fatal wound in a game animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gayle Wiegand
  • Patent number: 8640380
    Abstract: There is provided a deterrent device 10 having an elongate body 11 formed from an extrudable insulating material. The device has at least one elongate knitted/braided metallic conductor 19 on an upward facing surface of the body 11, the material of the body penetrating into the lower margins of the or each conductor thereby securing the or each conductor to the body with the upward facing surface of the or each conductor being exposed. This construction enables the conductors to be co-extruded with the body thereby avoiding the need for further fastening devices and enables manufacture in a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: P & L Systems Limited
    Inventor: Grahame D. A. Turner
  • Patent number: 8631810
    Abstract: A telescopic wading staff with a full size, integral fishnet is disclosed. The preferred embodiment includes a retractable, extensible pole that can be moved between a first, fully compacted (retracted) configuration for transport or storage and second, fully extended configuration for wading, especially when traversing a stream or riverbed for fly-fishing. Other embodiments include a hook extension from the lower staff end for retrieving tangled lines, lures and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: SilverCreek Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Blood, Carl R. Caylor
  • Patent number: 8607496
    Abstract: A programmable, mechanical scrape making device that is battery operated and that can be fastened to the ground. When activated, the device comes in contact with the ground to create a scrape through a sweeping and/or linear motion that is the same as or similar to that of an actual scrape that is performed by deer during the Rut or breeding season. The device also has a scent spraying mechanism that operates as the scrape is made. The device can be enclosed and operate from a weatherproof case which may be designed to look like a tree log. The design of the case can vary in appearance as to create a look that is indigenous to the end users' geographic area. The device is portable and may include a carrying case with a shoulder strap allowing the end user to transport the device from one location to another. The device may include power ports accessible for other devices such as motion detecting digital cameras and mock licking branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Chatham Outdoors, LLC
    Inventors: Constantine Zampetis, James Walther, Thomas Goad
  • Patent number: 8601747
    Abstract: A deterrent device can include an elongated base having a plurality of spikes coupled to the base that are configured to extend from the base such that such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8567111
    Abstract: A deterrent device for delivering an electric shock to an animal, pest or bird to be deterred, having the typical components of a non-conductive base to which the electrically conductive elements are attached. Instead of the typically-used copper wire, however, the braided elements comprise smaller strands of a conductive material, such as copper, aluminum or stainless steel wire, is used and is mechanically attached to the non-conductive base. The braided elements can be mechanically attached using a simple sewing operation in which the braid is sewn to the base. Because of the mechanical attachment and the ability of the braided elements to flex in both contraction and extension, the device of this invention can be used in tight corners and other contorted locations without having the wires of the typical prior art device pull free of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bird Barrier America, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron A. Riddell
  • Publication number: 20130219768
    Abstract: A highly portable, modular hunting blind which adapts to different hunting areas by utilizing local grass and other vegetation for 3-D camouflage and cover purposes. The blind is ideally of a light weight material, such as plastic, and includes adjustable angles for natural cover, and a number of vegetation straps that adjust to any natural cover the hunter chooses to use, such as grass, corn, brush, or tree limbs. This allows hunters to place natural cover at angles that create a secure 3-D effect and allows hunters and game to see through this natural environment eliminating the undesirable “blob” affect caused by dark fabric material, while breaking the hunter's profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Scott P. Hand
  • Patent number: 8512689
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a mixture that can facilitate preservation of animal scent, such as, e.g., doe pee; as well as to an apparatus and method for creating the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mickey McArthur Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8510984
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a temperature regulated, pressure activated liquid scent dispenser. The pressure in the interior of the container may increase as ambient temperature increases. A release structure of the container may release a portion of the liquid scent once a threshold pressure or threshold amount of pressure build-up is reached in the interior of the container. A method comprises filling the interior volume with a liquid scent so that the interior volume also includes a volume of air, suspending the dispenser over a ground surface, and dispensing the liquid scent from the interior volume through the release structure. Due to an increase of pressure of the volume of air, and upon reaching a threshold air pressure, the release structure releases a portion of the liquid scent from the interior volume. Applications may include dispensing animal attractant or repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Wildlife Research Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Burgeson
  • Patent number: 8479456
    Abstract: A deterrent device can include an elongated base having a plurality of spikes coupled to the base that are configured to extend from the base such that such that the spikes alternate on each side of the base between a lower-angled spike and an upper-angled spike. The base can further include first and second wings that each has a width that is at least twice a width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Publication number: 20130146113
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible multi-person layout hunting blind. The blind includes a head end, a foot end, a first side and a second side. A pivotal foot panel is movably mounted on the blind at the foot end of the blind. First and second pivotal side doors are provided at the head end of the blind. The blind has a width sufficient so that at least two, and perhaps more, hunters may position themselves in the blind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: JAMES V. HAWK, III, Tyson J. Keller
  • Patent number: 8443543
    Abstract: A bird repellent apparatus having an integral base member and a plurality of prongs. The base member, by means of a plurality of tabs having holes for receiving screws or other fasteners, can be affixed to virtually any desired surface. The plurality of prongs with sharp tips presents an impossible barrier to birds that would otherwise land or perch on the surface to which the present invention is affixed. The combined base member and prongs are formed from injection molded plastic structure that also provide the tabs having holes to secure the base member to the underlying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8434274
    Abstract: A nest exclusion device is releasably attachable to a tower such as a cell tower, such that when installed it deters Osprey and other raptors from nesting on the tower structure, but is easily disengaged to permit worker access to the tower antenna mount structure, and can be easily reassembled. The device includes a center pole that extends upwardly away from the tower. A cap is attached to a top of the center pole, and a plurality of brackets are spaced about a periphery of the antenna mount structure with a maximum spacing between adjacent brackets of 18 inches. A plurality of cable assemblies extend from the cap to the brackets to define a tapering structure, converting the snag-shaped tower to a more conical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Clifford M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8424778
    Abstract: A slow release deer and rodent outdoor deterrent device includes: a) a waterproof hollow housing having a top and a bottom, a top wick orifice and a bottom wick; b) a wick externally extending from outside the hollow housing top, through the top wick orifice and into the hollow housing, through the bottom wick orifice and externally below the hollow housing bottom; c) a teabag containing dried repellant that is activated by water contact. The teabag acts as a two way filter to permit water to enter the teabag and permit a water-dissolved repellant brew to exit the teabag, the teabag being inside the housing in contact with the wick. The device is placed outdoors proximate vegetation to be protected and releases repellent when wetted by rain or watering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Bradley G. Mount
  • Publication number: 20130055619
    Abstract: Scent-dispersing systems include a pulley/line assembly and one or more scent-dispensing elements. The pulley/line assembly includes two or more pulleys that mount to trees or other fixed structures at positions above the ground and a laterally disposed line that is routed around the pulleys. The scent-dispensing elements couple to the lateral line and, upon the lateral line being pulled around the pulleys in one direction or the other, are extended out away from or retracted back toward a base one of the pulleys. Thus, by winding out or retracting the lateral line relative to the base pulley, the scent-dispensing elements can be moved out to desired elevated positions at certain distances away from the base pulley, all without having to walk across the ground out to those positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Keith J. STEWART
  • Patent number: 8365457
    Abstract: A bird repellent apparatus having an integral base member and a plurality of prongs. The base member, by means of a plurality of tabs having holes for receiving screws or other fasteners, can be affixed to virtually any desired surface. The plurality of prongs with sharp tips presents an impossible barrier to birds that would otherwise land or perch on the surface to which the present invention is affixed. The combined base member and prongs are formed from injection molded plastic structure that also provide the tabs having holes to secure the base member to the underlying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 8360083
    Abstract: A portable hunting blind which is easily set up to provide the hunter with a sit or stand to search position, and a stand to shoot position. The blind includes a frame which is foldable into a collapsed position and expandable into a support position. A shaped cover is supported by the frame to provide a plurality of front panels, a pair of side panels, and a rear panel. The front panels include horizontal slits for searching and vertical slits for shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Otto A. Anders, III
  • Patent number: 8360587
    Abstract: Methods and system for providing concealing camouflage of a position, hunter or observer using a shield or enclosure with a reflective exterior having exterior sides inclined towards the horizontal and observation portions of two-way mirror material. The shield or enclosures may be of any shape and may be of rigid sides permanently affixed to a frame, or be provided as collapsible or pop-up enclosures using temporary attachments and frames or poles. The enclosures may be entirely of two-way material. The reflective material may be mirror glass, any clear material treated on one surface with mirror coatings, or metalized cloth or film, including metalized polyester. A roof may be provided as non-reflective or reflective and may be flat or dome shaped. Two-way mirrored observation ports that open and close may be provided in any shape or position. The enclosure may conceal a boat, raft, or vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Roger Lewis, Jr., Roger Lewis, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8359791
    Abstract: A bird guard having a body supporting outwardly extending projections for deterring birds and a pair of opposing elastically biased clamping ears for gripping onto a railing or cable. The use of body material and/or line hinges cast from elastic material are taught for biasing the clamping ears. An encasing apparatus is also taught using encasing ears. An adhesive strip is also taught for securing the encasing ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: David Glenn Nixon, Charles Calloway
  • Patent number: 8337773
    Abstract: An article configured to be worn or carried by a human includes a body portion with a deodorant enclosure and a deodorant insert positioned within the deodorant enclosure. The body portion is comprised of a flexible material that defines an inside and an outside of the article. An opening is formed in the body portion which provides a passage between the inside and the outside of the article. The deodorant enclosure is secured to the body portion at the opening. The deodorant enclosure includes a chamber positioned between an air permeable inner wall and an air permeable outer wall. The deodorant insert is removably positioned within the chamber of the deodorant enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Berns, Stephen Cleary, Michael Meyer