Insect Patents (Class 43/107)
  • Patent number: 10219505
    Abstract: Improved devices for the capture, detection, or quantification of insect vectors such as gravid female insects, are provided. The devices include surface coloration, design, and dimension that improved their ability to attract and/or capture target insect vectors. The traps are used in process for detection or control of insect vectors in indoor and outdoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Roberto Barrera, Andrew J. Mackay, Manuel Amador
  • Patent number: 10178857
    Abstract: In one aspect, a singulation chamber apparatus defines a volume having a receiving end and an opposing end. The receiving end may be couplable to an insect chamber for a plurality of ambulatory insects and define an opening to receive the plurality of ambulatory insects from the insect chamber. A surface of the chamber is ramped to provide a pathway between the receiving end and the opposing end such that the opposing end is elevated with respect to the first end via the ramped surface. The pathway has a width sized to accommodate a single-file line of the plurality of ambulatory insects traversing the ramped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Peter Massaro, Victor Criswell, Martin Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10124912
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle are awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKNIGHT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch
  • Patent number: 10091981
    Abstract: An attracting assembly is positioned at an upper location to attract fleas. A killing assembly is positioned at an intermediate location beneath the attracting assembly to kill the attracted fleas. A moving assembly is positioned at a lower location beneath the killing assembly for maximizing the number of fleas attracted and killed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Paul Cogley
  • Patent number: 10085133
    Abstract: A pest control device system includes a plurality of pest control devices and a data collector. The system may further include the data collector in the form of a gateway that is connected to a data management server via a computer network along with other gateways in corresponding pest control device groups. Each pest control device includes a pest sensor and a wireless communication circuit to transmit information from the corresponding sensor. The devices also configure to define a local wireless communication network that can relay the information from one to the next and ultimately to the data collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Borth, Peter N. Scherer, Mike P. Tolley, Christopher J. Voglewede, Brian M. Schneider, Nailah Orr, Richard V. Baxter, Douglas K. Brune
  • Patent number: 10021871
    Abstract: A base assembly has an upward plate, a downward plate, a side wall, a front, a back, and laterally spaced sides. A drive assembly has drive wheels which extend downwardly from the downward plate and has a caster wheel. The drive assembly also has proximity sensors. A vacuum assembly has a vacuum slit formed in the downward plate between the laterally spaced sides. A source of vacuum pulls a vacuum through the vacuum slit. A tower assembly attracts and kills insects while the base assembly and tower assembly are driven by the drive assembly and the vacuum assembly vacuums up insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Paul Cogley
  • Patent number: 9527747
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) from a fluid stream and for delivering that extracted CO2 to controlled environments for utilization by a secondary process. Various extraction and delivery methods are disclosed specific to certain secondary uses, included the attraction of CO2 sensitive insects, the ripening and preservation of produce, and the neutralization of brine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Carbon Sink, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen B. Wright, Klaus S. Lackner
  • Patent number: 9504243
    Abstract: A rodent trap apparatus includes a mounting assembly connected to a support surface. The mounting assembly includes an access hole. The apparatus includes a canister assembly connected to the mounting assembly. The canister assembly includes a restricting orifice aligned with the access hole. The apparatus includes a lid assembly connected to the canister assembly. The access hole and the restricting orifice allow a rodent to enter the canister assembly but not exit the canister assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Vincent Barto, James Barto
  • Patent number: 9504241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a trap for flying pests that does not require the use of chemicals and can be packaged in such a way that it can be present in public areas without being unsightly or intrusive. The trap is reusable, easy to set up, easy to clean, and easy to operate. An example trap includes an outer wall containing a solution, an inner wall extending into the solution, and a space formed between the outer wall and the inner wall. The trap also includes an air pump and one or more air supply conduits that supply air from the air pump to the solution. The air forms bubbles in the solution that rise in the space formed between the outer wall and the inner wall and that cascade downward within the inner wall and into the solution. The cascading bubbles serve to capture flies that land on the bubbles and retain the flies within the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 9462798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hornet trap, characterised in that it comprises: a metal chamber (1) that defines a cavity (2), a wall of the chamber being provided with opening means (3) through which at least one hornet can enter the cavity, the opening means (3) being sized such that electromagnetic waves with a given frequency present in the cavity cannot escape from the cavity (2), means (4, 5, 6) of detecting the presence of at least one hornet in the cavity (2), and an electromagnetic wave source (S) capable of generating electromagnetic waves at the given frequency inside the cavity (2) when a hornet is detected in the cavity a call means (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Nicolas Ribiere-Tharaud, Michel Bourzeix
  • Patent number: 9433201
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring and controlling cellulose-consuming pests in a predetermined location provides for the use of an assembly that has a main body with a cylindrical upper portion and a lower portion continuously co-axially formed with the upper portion. The lower portion is formed as blades meeting at a lowermost point and defining a sharp bottom point that helps penetrate the soil in the selected location. A plurality of cellulose-containing bait units are detachably fitted in the lower portion and the upper portion. The bait units fitted in the lower portion are retained by the blade portions, which engage radial slots of the bait units. A moisture-retaining member is positioned in the upper portion above an uppermost of the bait units. A removable cap frictionally fittingly engages with the upper portion. The cap has an opening allowing water to be poured into the main body to moisten the bait units and make them more attractive to foraging insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph F. Azzarello, Jr., Marcus Azzarello
  • Patent number: 9301517
    Abstract: A pest trap, such as for flies, includes a disposable bag with a lure therein, and a sealing mechanism set at or near the top of the bag. The sealing mechanism engages with a removable top, which covers a canister. The bag with sealing mechanism is connected to the top, and then the top is placed on the canister, with the disposable bag in the canister. Once the bag has become filled with pest insects, the sealing mechanism is activated, which seals the top of the bag and separates the bag from the top. The top can then be removed from the canister, and the canister upended to dump the disposable bag into the garbage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Michael Singleton, Robert Alan Barker, Ashkan Nowtash
  • Patent number: 9295246
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9237741
    Abstract: Improved devices for the capture, detection, or quantification of insect vectors such as gravid female insects, are provided. The devices include surface coloration, design, and dimension that improved their ability to attract and/or capture target insect vectors. The traps are used in process for detection or control of insect vectors in indoor and outdoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Roberto Barrera, Andrew J. Mackay, Manuel Amador
  • Patent number: 9179662
    Abstract: A method for catching flies comprising the steps of providing a fly trap that includes a fruit bowl having an inner surface and an outer surface, a fly paper holding chamber beneath the fruit bowl shaped to hold fly paper, and a plurality of apertures through the fruit bowl and in communication with the fly paper holding chamber. Fly paper is inserted into the fly paper holding chamber, and fruit is positioned in the fruit bowl, such that flies attracted to the fruit in the fruit bowl may move through the apertures to the fly paper holding chamber, where they are trapped by the fly paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Kort
  • Patent number: 9089121
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatus and methods of attracting and capturing flies with toxicant treated darkened cords and printed or painted strips on sidewalls of housings. The darkened cords and strips black to confuse flies into believing they are cracks and crevices. Flies feed off the insecticide treated strips and are killed over time. At least one black line over a blue background can simulate a harborage to attract flying insects. At least one black line over a sticky surface card can be used. Geometrical housing shapes can include triangular, pentagon, cylindrical, rectangular, square, cube and/or other geometrical shapes. Housings can be tied off to be suspended. Second housings can be suspended beneath a main housing by attaching strips to the lower suspended housing. The housings can also work in an unassembled state where planar type sheets can be mounted on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Diclaro, II, Roberto M. Pereira, Jeffrey C. Hertz, Philip G. Koehler
  • Patent number: 9066508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ground trap for catching the female eastern cicada killer wasp as the wasp is flying out of a burrow, wherein the ground trap includes a generally rectangular body and a generally square top section; the top section including a transparent window to allow light into the inside of the trap body; wherein the bottom of the trap is left open so that the flying insect can pass from the burrow directly into the trap; the bottom of the trap being beveled such that the trap is leaning to one side at an angle of about 45 degrees with respect to the ground, thus allowing the insect to more readily attach to glue-coated sidewalls of the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: John M. Aroniss
  • Patent number: 9044001
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides an apparatus for trapping insects for purposes of monitoring insect load and in some cases studying the captured insects, and methods for using the same. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to an apparatus for trapping insects once they emerge from the soil, such as corn rootworm beetles and related insects, and methods for assembling and using the same. The apparatus comprises a frame having an open bottom and a removable top panel having at least one plant slot configured to receive a plant and a capture chamber opening configured to receive a capture chamber; a flexible sealing structure configured to seal the plant slot on the top panel; and a securing mechanism configured to secure the flexible sealing structure such that a seal is created about the plant to prevent the egress of the insects about the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Moez Meghji, James White, Daniel Casselman
  • Patent number: 9015988
    Abstract: A visual attractant for attracting a target insect include a substrate having a pixelated pattern portion defined by a plurality of blocks having a characteristic dimension that is within an order of magnitude of the size of the target insect. The plurality of blocks are colored to be highly reflective in a wavelength range selected to attract the target insect. A background portion is lighter in color than the pixelated pattern, to contrast sharply therewith. The blocks are clustered on the substrate such that most of the plurality of blocks define one or more irregular elongate streaks on the substrate. The pixelated pattern may be applied to a strip or to a pillar device, which may be adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Qing-He Zhang, Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Marc Chapin, Steven A. Hastings
  • Patent number: 8984800
    Abstract: An insect decoy is provided that includes a vapor-isolated vessel, a chemical compound disposed within the vapor-isolated vessel, and an excitation energy source. The chemical compound may have one or more absorption bands at a set of absorption wavelengths and have one or more emission bands at a set of emission wavelengths. The excitation energy source may be configured to produce electromagnetic radiation at the absorption wavelengths so as to fluoresce the chemical compound and release photons at the emission wavelengths. The vapor-isolated vessel may be configured with at least one infrared transmissive window that is substantially transparent to the released photons at the emission wavelengths of the chemical compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Technology SG, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric L. Canfield, Thomas M. Dykstra, Scott J. Soma, Robert E. Rasmussen, Robert P. Alston
  • Publication number: 20150068104
    Abstract: An insect trapping system comprising: a container, where the container includes a threaded top; a threaded top, where the threaded top includes a funnel shape with an opening; and bait within the container to attract insects. In one particular embodiment, the bait includes fruit and the top is threaded around a perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Amber Mason
  • Patent number: 8973300
    Abstract: An insect trap for use in trapping and exterminating crawling insects including bed bugs. The trap includes a pit fall trap assembly with sidewalls defining a pit or well and a heat source positioned within the pit. The trap includes a controller assembly with a controller selectively operating the heat source, which includes a base plate provided at a bottom of the pit. In this way, the base plate provides the floor or lower surfaces of the pit upon which insects fall and also to which the insects are attracted by the thermal lure of the heat source. The inner surfaces preferably include a layer of anti-traction material (such as UHMW tape or the like) such that the insects cannot climb back out of the pit. The controller operates to alternate the heat source between a lure temperature mimicking a blood host and a higher temperature to exterminate trapped insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Smith, Mark Naylor, Jeffrey Norman Vahle, Tanya Peak Smith, L. Keith Forbis
  • Patent number: 8966812
    Abstract: A climb-up pitfall trap for attracting and capturing bed bugs and the like comprises a rough exterior surface, a precipice, a smooth interior surface and sensory lures. The sensory lures include heat, carbon dioxide and/or a lure composition. The lure composition comprises a combination of (a) L-lactic acid, and (b) a fatty acid from the group consisting of (1) propionic acid, (2) butyric acid, and (3) valeric acid. The lure composition may also comprise (c) octenol. A method for attracting and capturing bed bugs and the like uses the climb-up pitfall trap in a bed bug infested environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Susan McKnight, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan McKnight
  • Publication number: 20150052799
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a trap for flying pests that does not require the use of chemicals and can be packaged in such a way that it can be present in public areas without being unsightly or intrusive. The trap is reusable, easy to set up, easy to clean, and easy to operate. An example trap includes a gathering vessel, fluid trap, conduit, vacuum, and timing device. The gathering vessel includes a container to hold attractant bait. One end of the conduit is coupled to the gathering vessel and the other end designed to be submerged within fluid inside the fluid trap. The vacuum is coupled to the fluid trap and removes air from the fluid trap to cause air and flies to flow from the gathering vessel, through the conduit, and into fluid inside the fluid trap. The timing device periodically activates and deactivates the vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 8959830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fly and insect traps and more particularly to a trap capable of suctionally engaging a substantially flat non-porous surface that selectively traps insects. The trap is preferably constructed from a top vessel member, a bottom vessel member and a hollow frustum providing point of entry about the bottom vessel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Elisabeth McGavin
  • Patent number: 8959831
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insect trap (10), which mimics certain characteristics of a mammal and comprises a housing comprising a base (22) and a cover (24). The pad generates an infrared heat source (14) and can also generate water vapour (16). The trap has an insect retention surface (18) and is characterized in that the cover is positioned over the base in a manner such that it defines an opening (50) around the base/cover interface (52). The opening has a depth (d) of less than 1.5 cm and is sized and positioned such that at least one attractant signal (14?, 16?) is directed out of the opening in a manner allowing effective operation for at least 8 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Colin Smith
  • Patent number: 8950108
    Abstract: A large fly trap apparatus designed for use around livestock and other outdoor areas to attract and trap flies without bait. The apparatus includes a base and a cylindrical canopy having a plurality of conical feeder tubes for entrance into a trap chamber. The canopy is formed from a plurality of support frames covered by a mesh covering. The feeder tubes allow flies to land on the outside of the mesh cover and crawl through the funnel-shaped feeder tubes into the trap chamber, where they become trapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin D. Morris
  • Patent number: 8943742
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing and time-sorting insects is provided. The apparatus comprises a receiving unit configured to serve as an entrance for the one or more insects; and facilitate trapping of the one or more insects. The apparatus further comprises a collecting unit comprising a plurality of containers configured to collect and retain the one or more insects trapped via the receiving unit, wherein the collecting unit is attached with the receiving unit such that at least a portion of the receiving unit is movable with respect to the plurality of containers. In addition, the apparatus comprises a control unit operationally connected with the receiving unit, wherein the control unit is configured to enable time-dependent movement of the portion of the receiving unit with respect to the plurality of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventors: Hassan Y. Aiayedh, Yousif N. Aldryhim, Osama J. Aldraihem
  • Patent number: 8943743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device coated with a friable composition comprising an insect toxicant wherein the geometry of the device, the presence of openings in the device, the presence of a highly volatile attractant independently located inside the device, and the composition comprising an insect toxicant function together to release an effective concentration of the highly volatile attractant vapor into the environment at a rate that maintains attractancy and at the same time kills the insect as soon as the insect comes into contact with the vapors of the insecticide or the composition impregnated on the surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Plato Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Alfred Plato, Timothy Bruce Johnson, James Scott Plato, Stacy Elizabeth Plato
  • Publication number: 20150000182
    Abstract: An insect trap for trapping insects that includes: a bottom compartment, where the bottom compartment includes a base and a rim and the base houses a bait to attract an insect; a funnel positioned above the bottom compartment, where the funnel includes an opening and a neck, where the insect flies through the opening and the neck and becomes trapped within the bottom compartment; and a lid attached to the opening of the funnel, where the lid provides a mechanism to close the opening after the insect is trapped within the bottom compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: David Gomez
  • Publication number: 20140325893
    Abstract: A vented combustion chamber for an insect attractant engine is provided for a flying insect trapping device of the type that relies upon combustion of a fuel to generate a flow of carbon dioxide to attract flying insects. The combustion chamber, which is generally tubular and horizontally oriented in operation, is vented through a hole formed in one side of the chamber wall that extends from the outer surface of the chamber into the interior thereof. During operation of the device, this through-hole allows gas inside the chamber to be vented to the outside, changing the effective length of the combustion chamber for the purposes of wave generation is changed so that creation of a resonance cycle or standing wave, and the resulting acoustic phenomenon of howling, is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert T. CRUZ, Richard L. EYER, Marko Konstantin LUBIC, Christopher KAMERY
  • Publication number: 20140322360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing CO2 for attracting bloodsucking arthropods (2). In this method, at least one liquid or solid organic substance (11) is reacted in an oxidation process in a targeted manner, one portion completely and another partially, thus forming, in addition to CO2, H2O and heat, at least one further partial oxidation product (P). The invention further relates to a device (1a, 1b) for generating CO2, said device (1a, 1b) comprising a storage means (10) for at least one liquid or solid organic substance (11) and an evaporation module (14) for the liquid or solid organic substance (11). The device (1a, 1b) comprises a reactor module (16) for the controlled oxidation and partial oxidation of the at least one liquid or solid organic substance (11); a control unit (80); and means (13, 18, 21, 22, 26) for regulating the oxidation and partial oxidation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: BIOGENTS AG
    Inventor: Johannes Kant
  • Publication number: 20140311014
    Abstract: Provided are a pest control system, a pest control method and a pest control program which can destroy pests from agriculture with no harmful effects to other useful organisms, crops and humans as no pesticides are used. The pest control system comprises; a detection beam emitter for emitting a detection beam for detecting the pests; a reflected signal receptor for receiving a reflected signal reflected from an object irradiated with the detection beam; a pest detecting means for detecting the pests by comparing a reflected data obtained from the reflected signal with a signature data having a signature of target pests stored in a signature data storage means; a targeting means for aiming a destruction beam at said pests for destroying the pests upon detecting the pests; and a destruction beam emitter for emitting the destruction beam to the pests up on detecting the pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Francois Gabriel Feugier
  • Publication number: 20140311015
    Abstract: This specification generally relates to a method and device for trapping insects that has at least one opening through which insects may enter an entrapment chamber. The specification generally relates to methods to increase the number of insects captured in a trap by having a design that resembles a biological design, such as a plant or flower. The insect trap may have a flower landing ring, a multicolor surface, and/or a flower design on the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ChemTica Internacional
    Inventor: ALLAN CAMERON OEHLSCHLAGER
  • Publication number: 20140305027
    Abstract: An insect trapping device includes an enclosure defining a trapping space having a bottom wall with a patterned surface, the pattern dividing the bottom wall's inner surface into a plurality of polygonal surface elements, and having openings formed in side wall thereof of a size permitting entry of the insects into the trapping space, and a semiochemical dispenser disposed within the enclosure and for releasing in a controlled manner the semiochemical into the trapping space and into its surroundings. A method of monitoring insects that infest crop in an area using the devices is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Nimrod ISRAELY, Enrika MINDEL
  • Patent number: 8844192
    Abstract: An insect pest-controlling apparatus (1) includes a light-reflecting attraction unit (4) that reflects sunlight and a trap (6) to trap insects attracted to light reflected by the light-reflecting attraction unit (4). The light-reflecting attraction unit (4) is a reflector whose reflectance of 220 to 390 nm light wavelength components is 5% or less. Because the light-reflecting attraction unit (4) reflects almost no ultraviolet rays, the contrast of ultraviolet rays is increased in the space compared with sunlight by the insect pest-controlling apparatus (1) and diurnal agricultural insect pests are strongly attracted to the light-reflecting attraction unit (4). Accordingly, diurnal agricultural insect pests can be attracted and trapped in large quantities in the daytime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yamada, Masaki Ishiwata
  • Publication number: 20140283435
    Abstract: The invention comprises a plurality of traps fitted with data processing means, arranged in a given coverage area, said traps comprising specific traps for rodents, specific traps for flying insects and specific traps for crawling insects. The data processing means include animal presence sensors, means for processing the information provided by said sensors and means for communicating said information, as well as power supply means. According to another aspect of the invention the traps in a given area are superintended by a master station that oversees the operation of said “slave” traps, via said information communication means. The aforesaid area superintended by a master station may include different kinds of traps, i.e. a single area may simultaneously contain specific traps for rodents, specific traps for flying insects and specific traps for crawling insects, said traps being identified by codes that indicate the kind of pest the trap is used for.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alexandre Galeb
  • Publication number: 20140259876
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Publication number: 20140259877
    Abstract: A pest trap, such as for flies, includes a disposable bag with a lure therein, and a sealing mechanism set at or near the top of the bag. The sealing mechanism engages with a removable top, which covers a canister. The bag with sealing mechanism is connected to the top, and then the top is placed on the canister, with the disposable bag in the canister. Once the bag has become filled with pest insects, the sealing mechanism is activated, which seals the top of the bag and separates the bag from the top. The top can then be removed from the canister, and the canister upended to dump the disposable bag into the garbage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Singleton, Robert Alan Barker, Ashkan Nowtash
  • Publication number: 20140237892
    Abstract: An insect trap positioned directly under a furniture leg or post during use. The insect trap has a bottom portion with a groove positioned between an outer edge of the bottom portion and an inner element extending from the center of the bottom portion. The trap also has a distinct top portion having an opening extending through the entirety of the top portion. The top and bottom portion are removably attached to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Les Peden
  • Patent number: 8806665
    Abstract: The invention is directed at to a pest entrapment device for attracting and trapping flying pests around the head of a person. The apparatus includes an attachable device having at least one member, which member contains at least one cavity to hold a pest attractant. The attachable device is affixed to a head covering on the underside of a bill, brim, visor or the like. The pest attractant can be of a combination of grease, carbon dioxide, sweetener, and a sticky, viscid matter. The pest attractant also acts as a trapping substance to capture the flying insects. The pest entrapment device can be removed for cleaning and reapplication of the pest attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Christopher Noble
  • Publication number: 20140223802
    Abstract: Improved devices for the capture, detection, or quantification of insect vectors such as gravid female insects, are provided. The devices include surface coloration, design, and dimension that improved their ability to attract and/or capture target insect vectors. The traps are used in process for detection or control of insect vectors in indoor and outdoor environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
    Inventors: Roberto Barrera, Andrew J. Mackay, Manuel Amador
  • Publication number: 20140223803
    Abstract: By plates (31, 32) having different colors, an edge is formed in the vertical direction along the boundary between the plates (31, 32). Further, as materials of the plates (31, 32), a material which primarily transmits ultraviolet light having a wavelength of about 370 nm and a material which primarily transmits green light having a wavelength of about 520 nm are used. This constitution makes an attraction device (10) capable of attracting insect pests more efficiently as compared to a case where a light source such as a mercury lamp which emits a large amount of light having a wavelength of 300 to 600 nm or an LED which emits a large amount of light having a relatively short wavelength is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: Takahiko Hariyama, Mantaro Hironaka
  • Publication number: 20140215897
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) that blocks the mobility and/or locomotion of insects by ensnaring the appendages of insects in a fiber (20) pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 8797168
    Abstract: A pest detection device includes a housing with a sensor and one or more bait members. The sensor includes one or more of a chisel-shaped electrically conductive trace carried on a substrate, a low resistance electrically conductive ink defining an electrical pathway on a substrate with a pointed profile, and/or a substrate including a directional grain structure oriented in a predefined manner relative to an electrically conductive pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Mike P. Tolley, Joseph J. DeMark, Donald E. Williams, III, Thomas H. Atkinson, Andrew H. Wurtz, Amy J. Griffin, Eva A. Chin, Marc L. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8793927
    Abstract: An insect trap method and apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a durable housing formed from a single plastic sheet and configured to include a flappable hook and an enclosure having two open ends, such that the enclosure includes a plurality of surfaces. The apparatus also includes at least one insect trap liner, such that the at least one insect trap liner releasably attaches to at least one of the plurality of surfaces. The method includes inserting at least one replaceable insect trap liner into a durable housing. Within this embodiment, the housing is formed from transparent plastic and configured to include a flappable hook and an enclosure having two open ends, such that the enclosure includes an interior wall and an exterior wall. This method also includes the step of hanging the housing from the flappable hook onto a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: William Winkler
  • Patent number: 8753110
    Abstract: A vented combustion chamber for an insect attractant engine is provided for a flying insect trapping device of the type that relies upon combustion of a fuel to generate a flow of carbon dioxide to attract flying insects. The combustion chamber, which is generally tubular and horizontally oriented in operation, is vented through a hole formed in one side of the chamber wall that extends from the outer surface of the chamber into the interior thereof. During operation of the device, this through-hole allows gas inside the chamber to be vented to the outside, changing the effective length of the combustion chamber for the purposes of wave generation is changed so that creation of a resonance cycle or standing wave, and the resulting acoustic phenomenon of howling, is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Robert T. Cruz, Richard L. Eyer, Marko Konstantin Lubic, Christopher Kamery
  • Patent number: 8745917
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved ant trap. The ant trap includes a base having a central opening and the opening is suitable for storing liquid. A bait trap is located centrally within the central opening to maximize the number of ants in the central opening at any point in time. The ant trap, in an exemplary embodiment, includes an electromechanically operated platform, which is movable with respect to the central opening. In a first position the platform forms an ant path from the base to the bait trap. In a second position the platform is moved into the central opening. The central opening is filed with a liquid toxic to ants, but safe to mammals and the environment, generally. For example, a solution of sweet boric acid and water is used to fill the central opening. Upon moving, the platform is immersed in the liquid, thereby exterminating ants found thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Wing-kin Hui
  • Patent number: 8720107
    Abstract: A station for holding an insect control product includes a body portion having sidewalls and a rear wall defining a receptacle having an opening. A door portion is rotatably coupled to the body portion for covering the opening defined by the body portion in a closed configuration of the station. A tamper resistant latching mechanism is disposed within the receptacle in the closed configuration of the station, and is accessible by a key through an aperture through the door portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: VM Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Vickery
  • Patent number: RE46421
    Abstract: A carpenter bee trap having at least one entrance hole, at least one plenum section connecting the at least one entrance hole to at least one receptacle adapter coupling, and least one removable receptacle attached to at least one receptacle adapter coupling, the at least one removable receptacle made of a material that admits ambient light to a greater extent than the material forming the plenum such that insects entering the trap follow a path of increasing intensity of ambient light that leads them to the receptacle. In one embodiment, existing carpenter bee nests are treated with a disclosed insecticide gel. The insecticide gel consists of a thixotropic, injectable, non-hardening, non-volatile gel blended with a pyrethroid insecticide, in effect converting the bee nest into a trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Robert Blazer, Bradley Jerome Blazer