Electrocuting Patents (Class 43/112)
  • Patent number: 10701924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mosquito-killing illuminating lamp which comprises a casing and a control unit. The casing comprises an illuminating portion and a mosquito-killing portion. The illuminating portion is provided with illuminating components therein. An electrolysis carbon dioxide generating device and a fan are provided inside the mosquito-killing portion. The control unit controls operation of the illuminating components, the carbon dioxide generating device and the fan. The electrolysis carbon dioxide generating device comprises a box body and electrolysis components. The electrolysis components are provided inside the box body. An electrolyte solution is provided inside the box body. The box body is provided with a venting hole. The electrolysis components comprise a graphite electrode and a cathode plate. After conduction between the graphite electrode and the cathode plate, electrolysis is performed on the electrolyte solution to generate carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jun Zheng
  • Patent number: 10595524
    Abstract: A tracking powder poison station includes a housing, rodent entrances, a removable or opening, lockable housing front, contamination guards above the rodent entrances into the housing, and a removable tray. A bottom portion of the housing provides space for common bricks arranged end to end. A center portion of the housing provides space for the removable tray. A top portion provides space for rodent attracting material. Tracking powder is deposited in the tray for contact with rodents. Insecticide is deposited in insecticide troughs at ends of the tray aligned with the insect slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Nick Suteerawanit
  • Patent number: 10568314
    Abstract: The insect trap includes a trap portion and a base portion. The trap portion includes an enclosure with an adhesive surface and a first opening, where the adhesive surface is at least partially contained within the enclosure and is configured to adhere to an insect. The base portion includes a lighting element and a mounting portion, where the lighting element is configured to provide light to the trap portion and where the mounting portion is configured to communicate with and receive power from a power source. The trap portion is configured to removably engage the base portion and receive light from the base portion when engaged therewith. The base portion includes a snap protrusion and the trap portion includes a snap recess for receiving the snap protrusion, such that when the snap protrusion is received by the trap portion, the base portion and trap portion are engaged in a snap fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew F Sandford, Daniel B Lazarchik, Lars R Lieberwirth, Hans-Peter Schafer
  • Patent number: 10561139
    Abstract: An anti-contamination bait station includes a housing, rodent entrances into the housing, a removable or opening, lockable housing front, contamination guards above the rodent entrances, poison holders inside the housing, a removable tray, and powder insecticide slots at each end of the housing below the rodent entrances. A bottom portion of the housing provides space for common bricks arranged end to end. A center portion of the housing provides space for the removable tray. A top portion of the housing provides space for rodent poison blocks. The tray includes insecticide troughs art each end aligned with the insect slots and containing insecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Nick Suteerawanit
  • Patent number: 10470453
    Abstract: A mosquitocidal light bulb having a seat and lighting elements; the seat is connected with a mouth of a light bulb; the seat is provided with a connecting seat; a circuit board electrically connected with the seat is provided inside the connecting seat; the circuit board includes a lighting control circuit board and a mosquito killing control circuit board; the light elements are connected to the connecting seat and electrically connected with the lighting control circuit board; a mosquitocidal device is connected with the connecting seat and electrically connected with the mosquito killing control circuit board. The mosquitocidal light bulb provided can replace an existing ordinary light bulb and uses existing wire arrangements. Therefore, it is not necessary to change the existing wire arrangements and switch controls to provide both mosquito killing function and lighting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Dayang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Zheng, Yuanai Ning
  • Patent number: 10368536
    Abstract: A compact insect trap providing a liquid attractant to lure insects and a fan to draw insects into a container. The container is detachable for ease of cleaning and filling with the attractant. Insects converge near the fumes at a narrow annular passage on the perimeter of the device. An internal fan is activated by a timing circuit and provides intermittent bursts of air directed inside and towards the container. Airflow continues upwards through a screen, the fan, and expelled past a unidirectional valve near the top of the device. Nearby insects are suctioned into the container and are retained within due to the screen, thus preventing contamination of moving parts. As airflow is paused, insects are released from the screen where they fall or fly into the attractant. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Kenneth Pearce
  • Patent number: 10357781
    Abstract: A dust collection device can be fitted to windows in a room, thus not only cleaning air while ventilating air within a space targeted for cleaning but also cleaning air outside of the space. A dust collection device is constructed by laminating first insulation type electrodes and second insulation type electrodes alternately via spacers. The insulation type electrodes have a configuration in which both sides of first electrodes (second electrodes) are coated by first insulating layers (second insulating layers). Furthermore, a power supply is connected to the electrodes, and the electrodes are grounded. In addition, a plurality of first through holes (second through holes) is provided in rows in the insulation type electrodes. Furthermore, the positions of the through holes in the insulation type electrodes are arranged in a plane view so as to be a prescribed distance from the positions of the through holes in the insulation type electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li Luo
  • Patent number: 10337675
    Abstract: An insect control lighting device having a connector capable of electrically connecting to a common lightbulb socket or electrical outlet. The lighting device includes one or more light sources in electrical connection with the connector. The lighting device further includes an inner module having one or more insect control materials, such an insect attractant and an adhesive. The inner module may be secured within the lighting device by a magnet or by screw threads at one or both ends of the inner module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Clean Concept LLC
    Inventor: Paul Van Kleef
  • Patent number: 10327435
    Abstract: Insect capture is improved by providing a glue board having an adhesive coating on its front surface and forming a pattern of insect attractant UV light on that front surface. That pattern includes areas of bright UV light generated by light-emitting diodes that generate light at different wavelengths behind and visible through the glue board by flying insects, dimmer areas of light generated by said light emitting diodes that bounces off other portions of the device onto the glue board, and areas of shadow on the glue board where no or little light from said light-emitting diodes is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Gardner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Timothy M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10271536
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electric shock insecticidal device reducing noise and light pollution emitted to an outside. The electric shock insecticidal device converts output voltage and output current supplied to a grid electrode into AC voltage and AC current or into DC voltage and DC current selectively; controls levels of the converted output voltage and current; adjusts an amount of light of the ultraviolet lamp emitted to an outside by using a light blocking layer or an adjusting unit adjusting illumination of an ultraviolet lamp; and easily separates the grid electrode having high voltage from a body unit to remove electrocuted flying insects from the grid electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Eung-Do Lee
  • Patent number: 10188045
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for eradicating soil-borne pests in soil utilizing leading and trailing rows of shanks, a source of electricity and a mechanism to determine the condition of the soil being treated. The leading row has ripper shanks that open a path through the soil and the trailing row has specially configured electrically conductive stinger shanks, connected to the source of electricity, that discharge electricity into the soil to electrocute pests. The soil condition determination mechanism comprises one or more soil probes in a probe row disposed between the leading and trailing rows. The soil probe reads the condition of the soil in the path cut by the ripper shanks and transmits a signal to a voltage controller that is connected to the source of electricity to adjust the output thereof to the stinger shanks to automatically compensate for changing soil conditions to effectively and efficiently eradicate pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: David Michael Flagler
  • Patent number: 10178859
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an insect trap using an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV LED) lamp, and more particularly, to an insect trap using, in place of a conventional UV light source lamp, a UV LED lamp that significantly increases the insect trapping efficiency. The insect trap according to the present disclosure includes: a UV LED lamp disposed in an air inlet portion of the duct, and including a printed circuit board (PCB) that has a UV LED chip mounted thereon; an installing portion for installing the UV LED lamp on; and a trapping portion provided near the installing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Koo, Hyun Su Song, Dong-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10151141
    Abstract: An insect killing door system includes a door that is hingedly positioned in an entry to a building. The door has a window and an electrification unit is positioned to cover the window. Moreover, the electrification unit inhibits insects from passing through the window. The electrification unit is selectively turned on to kill insects that have landed on the electrification unit. In this way the insects are inhibited from entering the building when the door is opened. A control unit is provided and the control unit is in wireless electrical communication with the electrification unit. The control unit selectively turns the electrification unit on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Erik Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10143193
    Abstract: A device for electrocuting pests includes first and second electrodes and an infrared detector. The infrared detector is responsive to infrared radiation emitted by a pest and provides output signals indicating the presence of a pest. A circuit responsive to the output signals and responsive to sensing current flowing between the first and second electrodes, which indicates that a pest is present and in contact with the electrodes, provides high voltage across the first and second electrodes when a selected one of the output signals and the sensing current indicates that a pest is in contact with the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Noe, Richard J. Tate
  • Patent number: 10104879
    Abstract: An insect capturing device and a method of using the same. The insect capturing device includes a housing. The insect capturing device also includes an insect disabling portion. The insect capturing device also includes one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) operable to emit light for attracting insects. The insect capturing device further includes a reflection surface. The LEDs are oriented to direct light onto the reflection surface for reflecting the light out from the housing to attract insects onto the insect disabling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KILLGERM GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Neil McGowan, Zaphod Leigh
  • Patent number: 10045521
    Abstract: A mosquitocidal light bulb having a seat and lighting elements; the seat is connected with a mouth of a light bulb; the seat is provided with a connecting seat; a circuit board electrically connected with the seat is provided inside the connecting seat; the circuit board includes a lighting control circuit board and a mosquito killing control circuit board; the light elements are connected to the connecting seat and electrically connected with the lighting control circuit board; a mosquitocidal device is connected with the connecting seat and electrically connected with the mosquito killing control circuit board. The mosquitocidal light bulb provided can replace an existing ordinary light bulb and uses existing wire arrangements. Therefore, it is not necessary to change the existing wire arrangements and switch controls to provide both mosquito killing function and lighting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jun Zheng, Yuanai Ning
  • Patent number: 9832986
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an insect trap using an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV LED) lamp, and more particularly, to an insect trap using, in place of a conventional UV light source lamp, a UV LED lamp that significantly increases the insect trapping efficiency. The insect trap according to the present disclosure includes: a UV LED lamp disposed in an air inlet portion of the duct, and including a printed circuit board (PCB) that has a UV LED chip mounted thereon; an installing portion for installing the UV LED lamp on; and a trapping portion provided near the installing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Koo, Hyun Su Song, Dong-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9795124
    Abstract: An insect elimination device has an outer grid with an inner grid disposed within the outer grid. A voltage source powers the inner grid, the outer grid or both. A warming tube is disposed within the inner grid and provides a thermal lure. A UV light source is disposed within the warming tube to provide a first optical lure. A control circuit controls the duty cycle, which is greater than 0% and less than 100%, of the UV light source while the voltage source is powering the elimination zone of the inner grid and the outer grid to keep the thermal lure within a predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventor: Michael Singleton
  • Patent number: 9717228
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an insect trap using an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV LED) lamp, and more particularly, to an insect trap using, in place of a conventional UV light source lamp, a UV LED lamp that significantly increases the insect trapping efficiency. The insect trap according to the present disclosure includes: a duct including a suction fan therein; a UV LED lamp disposed in the air inlet portion of the duct and comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) that has a UV LED chip mounted thereon; and a trapping portion provided in the air outlet portion of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Koo, Hyun Su Song, Dong-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9706764
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an insect trap using an ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV LED) lamp, and more particularly, to an insect trap using, in place of a conventional UV light source lamp, a UV LED lamp that significantly increases the insect trapping efficiency. The insect trap according to the present disclosure includes: a UV LED lamp disposed in an air inlet portion of the duct, and including a printed circuit board (PCB) that has a UV LED chip mounted thereon; an installing portion for installing the UV LED lamp on; and a trapping portion provided near the installing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Koo, Hyun Su Song, Dong-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9683712
    Abstract: A collapsible candle lantern having a spare candle storage compartment. The candle storage compartment can be defined by a base and a cap. A candle bracket can be attached to the cap. The base can have partial annular walls and an interior annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Dino Trittis, Dave Marriner
  • Patent number: 9661838
    Abstract: An electric device for killing insects and animals having a mesh surface holding assembly having at least one a conductive mesh surface, an electrical power source for providing electricity to the mesh surface, at least one light source constructed and positioned to provide backlighting on the mesh surface, an actuator for selectively initiating and ceasing supply of electrical power from the electrical source to the mesh by incorporated circuitry, and a handle assembly supporting the mesh surface assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Ivan Ho
  • Patent number: 9462800
    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 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 9416549
    Abstract: A baseboard having an installation section and a cover section. Included are a bottom shelf, a middle shelf, and a top shelf expanding from its surface in the same direction. The end of the bottom shelf is bent towards the middle shelf. The middle shelf is bent in a part of its width towards the top shelf and, in a larger part of its width, the middle shelf is bent towards the bottom shelf, while the top shelf is bent in a part of its width towards the middle shelf and, in a larger part of its width, the top shelf is bent out upwards. The external surfaces of the bent sections of the ends of the bottom shelf and of the top shelf form a flexible lock. The elements of the mounting part and the cover part form a top chamber and a bottom chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: DECORA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
    Inventor: Adrian Kawalec
  • Patent number: 9314011
    Abstract: The pyrotechnic device (1) is intended for the destruction of animals that dig tunnels, such as moles, by firing a pyrotechnic charge (2), comprising means (3) for detecting the animal and a housing (4). The housing (4) contains: an electrical firing circuit comprising a firing contactor driven by the detection means (3); and means for breaking the electrical firing circuit, making it possible to selectively break or re-establish the continuity of a section of the electrical firing circuit. The pyrotechnic device (1) includes a removable cover (9), which can be fitted over the housing (4) and over the detection means (3) in a covering position to establish the continuity of the firing circuit, and which can be removed to a removed position to break the continuity of the electrical firing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CREA
    Inventor: Lionel Bodo
  • Patent number: 9253971
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrocution and disposal of pests, the apparatus including a reusable power source and a low cost disposable container. The reusable power source includes batteries and a circuit to provide a high voltage and low current signal to the disposable container, to electrocute small pests without presenting a risk to humans or pets. The disposable container is constructed from low cost material, for example, cardboard or plastic, and in one embodiment may be nested for efficient retail packaging. The nesting may be accomplished using tapered disposable containers or a series of decreasing size containers. A container floor includes conducting surfaces formed or glued on the floor. Internal leads and connector surfaces are similarly formed on sides and a rear of the container. The connector surfaces are configured to connect to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Adrian Rivera
  • Patent number: 9144232
    Abstract: Pyrotechnic device (1) intended for the destruction of animals digging tunnels, such as moles by the firing of a pyrotechnic charge (2), comprising means (3) for detecting the animal and an electrical firing circuit (4) comprising a firing contactor (5) driven by the detection means (3). The pyrotechnic device (1) comprises: a first housing (6) intended to be installed on the ground (28), electrically connected to the pyrotechnic charge (2), and comprising the detection means (3), a second housing (7) intended to be installed on the ground at a distance from the first housing (6) to which it is linked via wired connection means (8), and comprising first means (9) for breaking the electrical firing circuit (4) making it possible to selectively break or establish the continuity of a first section (10) of the electrical firing circuit (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CREA
    Inventor: Lionel Bodo
  • Patent number: 8984804
    Abstract: One nonlimiting variation of a detection arrangement includes one or more sensors each structured to detect at least one biochemical substance indicative of biochemistry of one or more target insect species and provide a corresponding sensor signal, a controller responsive to the sensor signal of each of the one or more sensors to determine if the one or more insect species are present and generate a corresponding output signal, and an indicator responsive to the output signal to indicate the presence of the one or more insect species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Paul W. Borth, Nailah Orr, Peter N. Scherer, Brian M. Schneider, Mike P. Tolley, Christopher J. Voglewede, Gary D. Crouse, David G. McCaskill, Kerm Y. Yau, Edward L. Olberding, Joseph J. DeMark, Marc L. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20140352200
    Abstract: An insect killing apparatus is provided in the form of a compact fluorescent light. The light has a base that defines a compartment for a first electric circuit for applying current to fluorescent tubes of the light. An electrical connector for attachment to an electricity power supply socket also extends from the compartment. The killing apparatus also includes a second electric circuit within the compartment arranged to produce a potential difference capable of killing insects such as mosquitoes. First and second spaced apart electrodes are disposed about the fluorescent tubes and in electrical communication with the second electric circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Craig TREMBLE
  • Patent number: 8875437
    Abstract: This present invention is a pest killing apparatus having a upper housing separated and supported from a base, cleanup unit, a lamp tube to lure pests, pest collection box, high voltage electric net and control circuit. The pest cleanup unit has an electric drive motor, brush support means and a brush. A vertical pest attraction lamp tube is an inert gas lamp tube or LED light-emitting diodes, reflective material, glass tube and the tube sockets. The lamp tube is located in a central axial or side vertical position between the upper housing and the base to induce insects toward the electric net. The upper housing is provided with attachments so that the apparatus can be suspended. The base is provided with a flat underside so the apparatus may be placed in operation on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Zhilong Xie
  • Publication number: 20140190071
    Abstract: A string bug light termination system including: a lighting means, an electrocution means, and a connecting means; the connecting means for connecting the lighting means, and electrocution means to a power source in parallel; the lighting means including: a plurality of light assemblies connected together in series by a plurality of conductive wires; and the electrocution circuit means including: a voltage multiplying means including a voltage multiplier circuit connected in series with a plurality of conductive wires; the conductive wires connecting a plurality of inner mesh means in series; and the conductive wires connecting a plurality of outer mesh means in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Loretta Mistretta
  • Publication number: 20140068999
    Abstract: An insect elimination device has an outer grid with an inner grid disposed within the outer grid. A voltage source powers the inner grid, the outer grid or both. A warming tube is disposed within the inner grid and provides a thermal lure. A UV light source is disposed within the warming tube to provide a first optical lure. A control circuit controls the duty cycle, which is greater than 0% and less than 100%, of the UV light source while the voltage source is powering the elimination zone of the inner grid and the outer grid to keep the thermal lure within a predetermined temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Singleton
  • Publication number: 20130269238
    Abstract: A electronic insect barrier is provided that includes individual units, powered by electrical current supplied through power cords or network connections to power electronic circuits contained in housings, shielded by circuit board covers, units having a base with a bed leg anchor, supporting and stabilizing a bed leg away from electrical conductors separated by insulators, a means for killing insects particularly bedbugs who enter the housing through crawl holes and an opening, said bugs coming in contact with conductors as they egress a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Richard K. Bronk
  • Publication number: 20130204581
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of integrated pest management (IPM) systems and electronic insect monitoring devices (EIMDs) are disclosed. In some embodiments, the EIMDs may each comprise a lure for attracting at least one target insect species, one or more sensors that generate one or more output signals in response to an insect approaching the lure, and an electronic controller configured to determine if the insect approaching the lure belongs to the at least one target insect species using the one or more output signals. In some embodiments, the IPM system may comprise a plurality of EIMDs configured to communicate over a wireless network shared by the plurality of EIMDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Johnny Park, German Andres Holguin Londono, Henry Ponti Medeiros
  • Patent number: 8424239
    Abstract: A black light trap which will kill codling moths and will prevent strikes in apple and pear orchards. The device includes a solar panel that will charge batteries throughout the day and then a timer will turn on the light at night that will attract the codling moth into the zap screen that will kill them. The unit is mounted on a pole that is long enough to place the unit above the tree line so the moths are attracted away from the trees and has an outer screen that has a mesh size large enough to allow a moth to enter the unit, but small enough to keep them trapped long enough so that the moth will be attracted to a killing screen located in the unit and surrounding the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jose A. Gallo
  • Patent number: 8375626
    Abstract: One nonlimiting variation of a detection arrangement includes one or more sensors each structured to detect at least one biochemical substance indicative of biochemistry of one or more target insect species and provide a corresponding sensor signal, a controller responsive to the sensor signal of each of the one or more sensors to determine if the one or more insect species are present and generate a corresponding output signal, and an indicator responsive to the output signal to indicate the presence of the one or more insect species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Borth, Nailah Orr, Peter N. Scherer, Brian M. Schneider, Mike P. Tolley, Christopher J. Voglewede, Gary D. Crouse, David G. McCaskill, Kerm Y. Yau, Edward L. Olberding, Joseph J. DeMark, Marc L. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8371063
    Abstract: This device consists of a portable frame of non-conductive material that has a plurality of separate grids of conductive material. The grid is broken into two or three separate pieces depending on the model. The first piece is the positive electric potential, the second is the negative electric potential and the third, (if used) is the grounded safety shield. The apparatus attaches to a surface, such as a window, mirror, wall, etc, via devices that connect to the frame such as: suction cups, hooks, dowels, etc. Power the electric grid is provided using either 110VAC or batteries. A removable tray is located at the base of the grid to catch dead insects for convenient disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Jason Edward King
  • Patent number: 8319649
    Abstract: An electronic insect electrocution device with an integral display and counting means that displays the number of discharges, or “zapped” insects is herein disclosed. The device comprises a lamp enclosed within an enclosure comprising series of alternating grids energized by a voltage increasing device, which electrocutes any insects that fly towards the lamp. A numeric digital display is provided on the top of the enclosure and reflects the current number of discharges or killed insects. The counter is provided with an input signal that detects the voltage fluctuation of the grid every time an insect is killed. This detection circuit drives a counting circuit which interfaces with the counter. It is reset every time the unit is unplugged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: James E. Devane
  • Publication number: 20120180379
    Abstract: A flytrap includes at least a collection barrel, a main unit having an upper seat, a lower seat, an electrode net, a safety net and a guiding plate, a fixing element which is deployed in the electrode net to install a bait, as well as a circuit module. By the abovementioned structural design, the bait is installed in the fixing element and an odor of the bait is used to attract files to approach the electrode net. Next, the flies are shocked electrically with a high voltage on the electrode net and finally, the dead or paralyzed flies are gathered in the collection barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Chung-Peng TIEN
  • Patent number: 8181385
    Abstract: An insect destroying device is battery operated and shaped somewhat like a squash or tennis racquet in order to provide a wide opening to enable insects to make contact with one of two outer grids and an inner grid. Both a manual and static technique is provided for enabling contact with insects while destroying them. An uppermost portion of the housing includes an open area in which a narrow strip of central grid is exposed adjacent two ground grids to enable exposure to an insect discovered along the corner between the wall and the ceiling, or where the wall meets a wall at a 90 degree angle, or between the wall and the floor where it is very difficult to have the insect make contact with the center grid or ground grids through the main openings of the grid support area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Mars
  • Publication number: 20120117854
    Abstract: This device consists of a portable frame of non-conductive material that has a plurality of separate grids of conductive material. The grid is broken into two or three separate pieces depending on the model. The first piece is the positive electric potential, the second is the negative electric potential and the third, (if used) is the grounded safety shield. The apparatus attaches to a surface, such as a window, mirror, wall, etc, via devices that connect to the frame such as: suction cups, hooks, dowels, etc. Power the electric grid is provided using either 110VAC or batteries. A removable tray is located at the base of the grid to catch dead insects for convenient disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jason Edward King
  • Patent number: 8136290
    Abstract: A motor-driven tubular hollow cylindrical partial mask component surrounds a central vertical blue light and rotates around the blue light. The hollow cylindrical partial mask blacks out a major portion of the blue light. A single vertical transparent slit in the partial mask admits blue light out to form a 360 degree scanning vertical beam of blue light as the partial mask rotates to attract deer flies, bell hornets and other flying insects. The flying insects enter through a surrounding exterior electrified cage to be electrically zapped and exterminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond Scholz
  • Patent number: 8109036
    Abstract: A chamber has upper end and lower ends. A base has an annular trough receiving and supporting the lower end of the chamber. When water is within the trough, air flowing through slots in the lower end of the chamber becomes moisture laden. A fan in the chamber directs the air flow in a recirculating path of travel. A carbon dioxide tank in the chamber dispenses carbon dioxide into the recirculating path of travel of the air flow. A solenoid has an input line coupling the tank and the solenoid and an output line with an exterior extent with apertures and a foam covering constituting a reservoir. A control assembly activates and inactivates the fan and the carbon dioxide tank in a timed sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Alvin D. Wilbanks
  • Patent number: 8099900
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrocution and disposal of pests includes a reusable power source and a low cost disposable portion. The reusable power source includes batteries and a circuit to provide a high voltage and low current signal through external leads to the disposable portion, to electrocute small pests without presenting a risk to humans or pets. The disposable portion is constructed from low cost material, for example, cardboard, and may be packaged for sale in a flat folded state, and easily configured into a container with a floor including conducting surfaces connected to the external leads. In one embodiment, the conducting surfaces are formed of a conducting material formed or glued on the floor of the disposable portion and the conducting material further forms internal leads reaching to a male connector surface configured to cooperate with a female connector of the external leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Adrian Rivera
  • Publication number: 20110283597
    Abstract: The invention resides in an insect trap (10) comprising a housing (14) which has one or more access apertures (19) to permit entry of insects into a hollow interior (19B) of the housing (14) and a catchment tank (20) located below the one or more access apertures (19) for trapping of insects characterised in that there is provided an air diffuser (30) above one or more access apertures (19) and an air blower (37) or fan located adjacent to the air diffuser (30) for generating circulating air within the housing (14). Circulating air is then confined mainly to the housing interior (19B) and does not escape through the access apertures (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: BANTIX WORLDWIDE PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Andrew Coventry
  • Patent number: 8024888
    Abstract: An electric or electronic animal trap with a CPU-controlled, rearming, multiple killing plate configuration and automatically resetting interruptible beam sensor for triggering a high voltage cycle. A high-voltage output circuit is connected to killing plates which are activated with a high-voltage pulse train when a pest interrupts the beam signal, such as an infrared beam signal generated by an infrared transmitter to an infrared receiver. The trap is preferably configured to automatically rearm if the IR beam signal is no longer interrupted after the killing cycle. If the IR beam signal is still blocked after the killing cycle, however, the trap enters a standby mode indicating trap servicing is required to remove the dead rodent from the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Troy A. Wetzel, Robert T. Cruz, Richard L. Eyer
  • Publication number: 20110214339
    Abstract: Electrical deterrent systems are presented. A deterrent system can include electrical deterrent tracks comprising an insulator base and a conducting strip affixed to a top surface of the track. The bases can include one or more base connectors that allow tracks to be joined together in various configurations including area covering arrays. The conducting strips can be woven, non-woven, meshes, or other types of conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: BIRD-B-GONE, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Donoho
  • Patent number: 7988984
    Abstract: A membrane enclosed fluid diffusion system for insect attractants and repellents, auto thermostatic heaters, and chemical delivery using an additive and/or selectively permeable membrane that interacts with the enclosed fluid to maintain steady delivery rates over a range of temperature and humidity. Systems can be formed with permeable membranes, impermeable membranes, chemical hydrates, wicks, scent fluids, fuel fluids, catalytic heaters, energy conversion devices, visible images, infrared images, trapping systems, sound systems, electronics, and apparel. The device results in efficient and effective devices for mosquito control drug delivery, and portable heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Energy Related Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Hockaday
  • Publication number: 20110154717
    Abstract: A shock-proof device for electric mosquito trap is a frame body capable of being arranged to two sides of an electric mosquito trap. The frame body has a plurality of polygonal through holes formed by thin sheets so as to avoid human body from touching an electric net of the electric mosquito trap. User will not have a fear of being electric shocked. The voltage of the electric mosquito trap can be thus raised for efficiently killing mosquitoes by single shock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: CHAO JUNG HUNG
  • Publication number: 20110099885
    Abstract: A trap for catching flying insects having a clear outer shell with a removable top lid, a fixed or removable bottom lid and an entry conduit mounted on the top lid is disclosed. The entry conduit comprising of a polygonal cross section extending from the proximity of the top lid to the proximity of the bottom lid is contained within outer shell. The entry conduit is open at both the top and bottom ends to provide a passage for flying insect into the cavity around the conduit. The space between the bottom end of the conduit and the bottom lid of the outer shell contains bait for attracting insects. The outer surface of the conduit is coated with a sticky substance, insecticide, acaricide, electrocuting grid or any other means of immobilizing or killing insects entering the cavity. The lid can be removed for easy cleaning, replacement of the conduit and refilling with bait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Mwandacha Ezekiel Maganga