Illuminated Patents (Class 43/113)
  • Patent number: 10271535
    Abstract: An apparatus for trapping flying insect pests, including: a device for diffusing in the surrounding ambient air a gaseous lure the composition of which is suitable for attracting the insects; a device for sucking a flow of surrounding ambient air containing the insects attracted by the diffused gaseous lure, an insect trap arranged with the suction device so the insects sucked by said device are retained in said trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNO BAM
    Inventors: Simon Lillamand, Pierre Bellagambi
  • Patent number: 10226035
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Technology SG, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric L. Canfield, Thomas M. Dykstra, Scott J. Soma, Robert E. Rasmussen, Robert P. Alston
  • Patent number: 10149915
    Abstract: A nectar type bird feeder having an incorporated short-wavelength, ultraviolet light source adapted to illuminate the nectar contents and feeder internal surfaces. The ultraviolet light exposure functioning to significantly retard the growth of nectar spoiling micro-organisms and thereby to significantly extend the nectar freshness or service life. The ultraviolet light source may be built directly into the nectar feeder or configured as an add-on accessory. The preferred embodiment of the nectar feeder, ultraviolet light device will be solar powered and made to cycle on/off automatically. As hummingbirds are adapted to see UV-A light (300 nm-400 nm) the light source may be cycled on/off during the day to make the feeder visually conspicuous and thereby more attractive to the feeding birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Arnold Gregory Klein
  • Patent number: 10143191
    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 behind and visible through the glue board by flying insect, dimmer areas of UV light that bounces off other portions of the device onto the glue board, and areas of shadow on the glue board where no or little UV light is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Gardner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Timothy M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10076108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to trap apparatuses for trapping insects therein. Specifically, the trap apparatuses comprise a conically-shaped passage leading to a holding reservoir for holding the insects therein. Flanges may be disposed at the bottom of the conically-shaped passage portion for securing the same over or otherwise in proximity to an insect nest. The insect trap apparatuses of the present invention are particularly useful for trapping yellow jackets and other like insects that create nests in the ground, in cracks in walls or other vertical structures, or other similar areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Ron Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10051851
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: Takahiko Hariyama, Mantaro Hironaka
  • Patent number: 9968699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fragrance enhancers for use in conjunction with candles to enhance the dispersion of the fragrance therefrom and/or increase the combustion efficiency thereof. In one embodiment, the fragrance enhancer of the present invention comprises a body that is mounted to an upper surface of the holder and further comprises a mounting bracket for holding a fan assembly that is mounted to the holder. In one instance, the fan assembly includes a plurality of inverted blades, and a gap is formed between the body and the holder to enable air flow through the body. In another embodiment the fragrance enhancer of the present invention comprises a cylindrically-shaped perforated body, the cylindrically-shaped perforated body having openings located at both the top and bottom thereof. In this embodiment the fragrance enhancer of the present invention further comprises a fan assembly formed from inclined blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Patent number: 9949472
    Abstract: A trap for catching insects may include a back housing, a plurality of lights and a cover. The trap may be adapted for ease of servicing and jet cleaning via a plurality of shields. Each of the plurality of shields may sealably protect, from water ingress, the plurality of lights at a position where the plurality of lights connect to a plurality of electrical fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Brandenburg Limited
    Inventors: John C. Willcox, Mathew V. Kaye
  • Patent number: 9883667
    Abstract: A bug zapper includes a body, a fan and a light source. The body has a compartment, an opening, a channel arranged between the compartment and the opening, and a coupling portion arranged between the compartment and the channel. The channel is formed by an enclosed reflection wall and gradually expands from the coupling portion towards the opening. The fan is coupled with the coupling portion. The light source is mounted on a location of the body adjacent to the fan and irradiates light in the channel. As such, the efficiency in attracting the mosquitoes is outstanding, and the negative effect to the human is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
    Inventors: Hsiao-Yi Lee, Yu-Nan Liu, Yu-Jen Liu, Hsin-Yi Ma
  • Patent number: 9883666
    Abstract: An electronic flying insect trap apparatus having a housing topped by an aperture with sufficient openings as to allow flying insects to pass through it and side apertures of the apparatus and a bottom plate, the housing and bottom plate having sufficient openings as to allow air to pass therethrough and disseminate a scent. At least one light positioned below the top aperture. A truncated conical collar below the light. At least one fan positioned below the collar. A tray containing sticky adhesive disposed on the upper surface of a disposable sheet positioned below the fan. At least one motion detector is in communication with the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: David A. Conklin
  • Patent number: 9585376
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Johnny Park, German Andres Holguin Londono, Henry Ponti Medeiros
  • Patent number: 9538739
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for damaging a flying pest comprising: a housing connected to a continuous perforated side wall to a laser contacting surface; a laser beam generator and a laser rotating mechanism attached to the housing and positioned to transmit a laser beam generally radially downward toward the laser contacting surface in a 360 degree pattern on the laser contacting surface, wherein the laser beam contacts and damages a flying pest; a control mechanism in communication with the laser beam generator to control the generation of the laser beam and in communication with the laser rotating mechanism to control one or more parameters relating to the pattern; and a power supply in electrical communication with the control mechanism, the laser rotating mechanism, and the laser beam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Innovation Consultants, LLC
    Inventor: Pat M. Bolen
  • Patent number: 9480247
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the bugs that swarm a light bulb consists of a centrifugal fan, a funnel, a light bulb, an electrical contact base, and a collection bin. The funnel is mounted adjacent the centrifugal fan and helps channel the airflow towards the centrifugal fan. A motor transfers rotational motion to the centrifugal fan. Both the motor and the light bulb are powered through the electrical contact base. The centrifugal fan directs the airflow towards the collection bin through an outlet duct. An impeller of the centrifugal fan opens an entrance of the collection bin. When the impeller is stationary, a trapdoor conceals the entrance. The collection bin is removably attached so that it can be removed according to user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: David Thomas Beitler
  • Patent number: 9374990
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for damaging a flying pest comprising: a housing connected to a continuous perforated side wall to a laser contacting surface; a laser beam generator and a laser rotating mechanism attached to the housing and positioned to transmit a laser beam generally radially downward toward the laser contacting surface in a 360 degree pattern on the laser contacting surface, wherein the laser beam contacts and damages a flying pest; a control mechanism in communication with the laser beam generator to control the generation of the laser beam and in communication with the laser rotating mechanism to control one or more parameters relating to the pattern; and a power supply in electrical communication with the control mechanism, the laser rotating mechanism, and the laser beam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INNOVATION CONSULTANTS, LLC
    Inventor: Pat M. Bolen
  • Patent number: 9326497
    Abstract: A device for trapping insects that includes a roof or cover and a trap or cage that are disposed at opposite ends of a housing. One or more solar cell(s) that convert UV rays into solar energy for powering one or more trap components is/are attached to the cover. The cover preferably has two panels that adjustably cooperate with the housing to improve capture of UV rays by the solar cell(s). A fan is disposed in the housing and oriented to direct an airstream through the housing and toward the trap. A damper is disposed in the airstream proximate the trap and includes two independently operable doors. Each door is biased toward a closed position and opens during operation of the fan. The trap removably cooperates with the housing to facilitate disposal of insects captured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Juan J. Rocha
  • Patent number: 9173388
    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 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Technology SG, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric L. Canfield, Thomas M. Dykstra, Scott J. Soma, Robert E. Rasmussen, Robert P. Alston
  • Patent number: 9060503
    Abstract: In an insect trap a housing is provided having a swingable guard grill attached at a front of the housing. First and second insect attractant lamps are mounted in the housing. The guard grill has at least one window and a pivotable glueboard mounting, retention, and removal drawer assembly located at said window. The drawer assembly is pivotable at one end. The drawer assembly has a drawer panel and a V-shaped member attached to a back of the drawer panel. The V-shaped member has first and second transverse walls connecting at an apex, each wall having a respective window. A first glueboard is retained in arc-shaped fashion between said apex and the first corner and a second glueboard is retained in arc-shaped fashion between said apex and a second corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Gilbert Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David Wesley Gilbert, II
  • Patent number: 9049855
    Abstract: A device for trapping insects includes a cover and a trap or cage that are disposed at opposite ends of a housing. A fan is disposed in the housing and oriented to direct an airstream through the housing and toward the trap. A damper is disposed in the airstream proximate the trap and includes two independently operable doors. Each door is biased toward a closed position and opens during operation of the fan. Insects in the proximity of the device are overpowered by the airflow and blow into the trap and retained therein by the airflow or the closed orientation of the damper doors. The trap removably cooperates with the housing to facilitate disposal of insects captured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC.
    Inventor: Juan J. Rocha
  • Patent number: 9027276
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insect trap which has been designed to facilitate simple and efficient servicing, maintenance and cleaning. The trap includes a back housing; a frame swing mounted to said housing; and a cover comprising openings allowing insects to enter the trap and the frame supports at least one light such that said frame and lights can be moved from a first position where they overlie the back housing, to a second position where they lie clear of the back housing such that an insect catching means which may be fitted over the back housing is readily accessible for replacement during servicing. Additionally, the trap is adapted for ease of servicing and jet cleaning by the provision of shields each of which sealably protect, from water ingress, the plurality of lights at the positions where they connect to electrical fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Brandenburg Limited
    Inventors: John Cadman Willcox, Mathew Varghese Kaye
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8978290
    Abstract: A luminous insect trap for flying or crawling insects includes a hollow cylindrical enclosure having cylindrical side walls and upper and lower ends, a roof member removably closing the upper end, a removable electrical light source within the enclosure, an electrical power source providing electrical power to the light source, transparent, white or lightly colored, flexible glue boards removably overlying a major portion of the cylindrical walls; a bottom wall including a generally centrally disposed aperture, the aperture being just large enough to allow relatively large insects to pass therethrough, the centrally disposed portion of the bottom wall projecting inwardly into the enclosure for defining an annular space between the inwardly projecting bottom wall and the side walls of the enclosure, and a plurality of wall apertures spaced apart about the periphery of the cylindrical walls just below the bottom of the roof member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: William Wright
  • Publication number: 20150027032
    Abstract: Light-based fly repellents may refract light and disturb the optical perception of houseflies. Light may be refracted and the optical perception of houseflies may be disturbed through use of a clear or lightly color-tinted liquid enclosed in a sealed clear or lightly color-tinted body housed in a frame. When natural light (such as sunlight) or light available from other sources (such as a lamp or porch light) is placed in contact with the repellent, houseflies may be influenced not to aggregate around the area where the repellent may be positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond C. Batten, II
  • Publication number: 20150020437
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an insect control device for attracting and capturing insects includes a base; and a resonator column that is in the form of a hollow tube having an open first end and an open second end. The first end is coupled to the base such that the resonator column stands upright therefrom. The second end is substantially open when the resonator column is coupled to the base. The resonator column is constructed and sized and shaped to resonate as a result of natural movements of insects captured on the resonator column resulting in sounds emanating from the captured insects being amplified by the resonator column which in turn serves to attract additional insects to the resonator column. An internal light source is provided within the interior of the resonator column for attracting insects at night.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Lantz S. Crawley, Keith F. Woodruff, J. Roy Nelson
  • Patent number: 8935877
    Abstract: The apparatus for disposing of individual nocturnal insects sitting on a base or for trapping them comprises a portable lamp (1) and a translucent attachment (2), which is arranged at the light exit of the lamp (1) and can preferably move relative thereto, with a means (11) for preventing the insect from escaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Rudolf Götschi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8845118
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an illumination system including an outer housing. The outer housing can include at least one inlet and at least one outlet. An inner housing can be coupled to the outer housing and can include fluid apertures and a chamber. An evaporator system can be disposed within the chamber so that the evaporator system is not visible from a position outside of the outer housing. The illumination system can also include an illumination device coupled to the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Charles Emmerich
  • 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: 20140259858
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Technology SG, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric L. CANFIELD, Thomas M. Dykstra, Scott J. Soma, Robert E. Rasmussen, Robert P. Alston
  • Publication number: 20140259878
    Abstract: In an insect trap a housing is provided having a swingable guard grill attached at a front of the housing. First and second insect attractant lamps are mounted in the housing. The guard grill has at least one window and a pivotable glueboard mounting, retention, and removal drawer assembly located at said window. The drawer assembly is pivotable at one end. The drawer assembly has a drawer panel and a V-shaped member attached to a back of the drawer panel. The V-shaped member has first and second transverse walls connecting at an apex, each wall having a respective window. A first glueboard is retained in arc-shaped fashion between said apex and the first corner and a second glueboard is retained in arc-shaped fashion between said apex and a second corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Gilbert Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David Wesley Gilbert II
  • Patent number: 8800198
    Abstract: An insect trap includes an internal source of multi-directional illumination mounted within the housing. The outer surface of the housing has an adhesive layer. The internal source of illumination attracts insects which fly onto the adhesive layer and become ensnared on the surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Frisch
  • Patent number: 8793928
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminating, insect-catching devices, in particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface. In particular, the illuminating portion is electrically powered, in one form by standard household power and in another form self-contained and powered by at least one battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Lance Larsen
  • 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: 20140165452
    Abstract: A device for trapping insects that includes a roof or cover and a trap or cage that are disposed at opposite ends of a housing. One or more solar cell(s) that convert UV rays into solar energy for powering one or more trap components is/are attached to the cover. The cover preferably has two panels that adjustably cooperate with the housing to improve capture of UV rays by the solar cell(s). A fan is disposed in the housing and oriented to direct an airstream through the housing and toward the trap. A damper is disposed in the airstream proximate the trap and includes two independently operable doors. Each door is biased toward a closed position and opens during operation of the fan. The trap removably cooperates with the housing to facilitate disposal of insects captured therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Juan J. Rocha
  • Patent number: 8739461
    Abstract: A pest control device uses a replaceable glueboard to immobilize pests attracted to the pest control device. A unique guide is provided to help prevent the adhesive surface of the glueboards from coming into contact with other surfaces of the pest control device during installation and removal of such glueboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Timothy M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140137462
    Abstract: A device for trapping insects includes a cover and a trap or cage that are disposed at opposite ends of a housing. A fan is disposed in the housing and oriented to direct an airstream through the housing and toward the trap. A damper is disposed in the airstream proximate the trap and includes two independently operable doors. Each door is biased toward a closed position and opens during operation of the fan. Insects in the proximity of the device are overpowered by the airflow and blow into the trap and retained therein by the airflow or the closed orientation of the damper doors. The trap removably cooperates with the housing to facilitate disposal of insects captured therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, LLC
  • Patent number: 8707614
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminated insect-catching devices. In particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface upon which insects are trapped. In particular the illuminating component is electrically powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Lance Larsen
  • Patent number: 8701335
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminating insect-catching devices, in particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface. In particular the illuminating portion is electrically powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Lance Larsen
  • Patent number: 8677677
    Abstract: An insect trap and lighting device for an insect trap suitable for trapping light-attracted insects, in particular indoor nuisance insects that overwinter indoors, including true bugs, lady beetles, and flies. The lighting device may be attached to the base or the top of the trap, and includes light-emitting elements that are directed towards the trap, and are configured to lure target insects toward the trap entryway. In an embodiment, the trap includes an entrapment chamber with an internal cone with an opening at both ends, and a collar over a distal end. A vanes assembly extends toward entryways. In an embodiment, the light fixture comprises a cap that fits over the trap and directs light into the trap through the entrapment chamber wall. The lighting elements may be selected to emit light in a narrow band selected to attract the target insect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qing-He Zhang, Marc Chapin
  • 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: 20140059918
    Abstract: A mosquito trap includes a case being transparent, a light cover mounted on a top end of the case, an inducing light located in the light cover, a fan capable of producing airflow toward the inside of the case mounted in the bottom of the case, and a collecting box located beneath the case, wherein the fan has multiple fan blades having black portions and white portions mounted therein, thereby producing twinkling as the fan starts to rotate, and thus the mosquitoes can be induced to get close to the mosquito trap of the present invention and improve the effect of catching mosquitoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Fen Lin
  • Patent number: 8663619
    Abstract: Provided herein are uses of murgantiol for attracting stink bugs in indoor settings. Stink bug traps comprising murgantiol and methods of using murgantiol in traps indoors are provided. Compositions comprising murgantiol are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Qing-He Zhang, Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Guiji Zhou, Doreen R. Hoover
  • Publication number: 20140026467
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insect trap (10) and more particularly to an insect trap which has been designed to facilitate the destruction of micro-organisms thereby countering odours and mitigating against the spread of germs. The trap (10) comprises a. a housing (12); b. a cover (14); c. one or a plurality of insect attracting lights (16); and d. an insect catching means (18) and further comprises a UVC lamp which emits radiation (or other means) which is capable of destroying air-borne pathogens. The insect attractant lamps (16) heat the air which is convected as a consequence of louvered openings (26) in the cover and an opening (30) in the top (28) of the trap and circulate across the UVC lamp where the micro-organisms are killed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Brandenburg Limited
    Inventor: Mathew V. Kaye
  • Publication number: 20140020279
    Abstract: The device is a flea trap device with multiple methods of killing and trapping the unwanted fleas. The device utilizes a fake animal which moves via small vibrators under the fur, and is warm much like a real one. The feline's eyes light up. This device utilizes heat, motion, and light to attract the fleas much like a real one. Also every so many minutes it. sprays carbon dioxide on itself which is what is used to kill the fleas. The animal has sticky tape around it which prevents the fleas from escaping or moving. Around the fake animal is a cage which prevents animals, and young ones from entering the trap. This flea trap is the first one to utilize all methods of attracting fleas from a 360 degree angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Paul Cogley
  • Publication number: 20140013650
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminated insect-catching devices. In particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface upon which insects are trapped. In particular the illuminating component is electrically powered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Lance Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130298444
    Abstract: A stink bug trap can include a first housing, a container that supports the first housing and extends from the first housing along a first direction. The container can include a body and a channel extending at least partially through the body along the first direction. The channel can be separated into an entrance chamber and a trapping chamber. The stink bug trap can further include a first stink bug attractant configured to lure stink bugs into the entrance chamber and a second stink bug attractant configured to lure the stink bugs from the entrance chamber and into the trapping chamber. A barrier that separates the entrance chamber from the trapping chamber is configured to substantially prevent the stink bugs from moving from the trapping chamber back to the entrance chamber after the stink bugs have been lured into the trapping chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Paul Strube
  • Patent number: 8572890
    Abstract: An insect trap includes a support structure and a lid. The support structure includes a bottom portion and a rear portion extending upward from a rear of the bottom portion. The rear portion includes a first connector. The lid is pivotally connected to the rear portion, and the lid includes an inside surface with a second connector. The support structure and the lid define a cavity and have an open position and a closed position. The bottom portion is configured and arranged to receive a first panel member, the first connector is configured and arranged to receive a second panel member, and the second connector is configured and arranged to receive a third panel member. A bracket could be used to support a fourth panel member. The support structure could include a bracket about which a power cord is windable to vary the length of the power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mitch Lark, Brian Philip Carlson, Scott R. Limback
  • Publication number: 20130283671
    Abstract: Pest detecting and trapping devices, including insect-trapping sheets defining adhesive surfaces, light sources supported proximate the adhesive surfaces, and power sources configured to deliver power to the light sources. In some examples, pest detecting and trapping devices may be particularly tailored to monitor pest activity within shipping containers during transit. Additionally, this disclosure discusses methods of detecting and trapping pests in shipping containers by providing pest detecting and trapping devices, placing the pest detecting and trapping devices within the shipping containers, and manipulating the pest detecting and trapping devices into closed configurations after passages of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Darek Czokajlo, Aubrey Moore
  • Publication number: 20130152451
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminating, insect-catching devices, in particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface. In particular, the illuminating portion is electrically powered, in one form by standard household power and in another form self-contained and powered by at least one battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Lance Larsen