Fly Vases Patents (Class 43/122)
  • Patent number: 10178860
    Abstract: A mosquito trap includes a container having an open end and a composition positioned in the container. The composition comprises at least one active agent. The mosquito trap also includes an enclosure protruding above the open end of the container. The enclosure includes an opening to access an interior of the enclosure and the open end of the container, and at least one active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dawn Wesson, Charles Apperson, Loganathan Ponnusamy, Ning Xu, Coby Schal, Christopher Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9538742
    Abstract: Fly Balls repel files because flies are frightened and confused by the multiple thousands of reflective images they see whenever they are in a Fly Balls' no flies zone. A combination of a flies 4,000 eyes; faceted bead(s) reflections; and multiple water molecule reflections create a visual reflective predator threat to a fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Raymond Jacobson
  • 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
  • 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: 20140366428
    Abstract: A method distinguishes electrical signals corresponding to an activation or deactivation of a single electrical power consuming device from an electrical signal that supplies electricity to multiple electrical power consuming devices has been developed. The method includes generating signatures corresponding to activation and deactivation of a plurality of electrical devices from a transformation of an electrical power signal using sparse deconvolution to cluster and then identify the activation and deactivation of one of the plurality of electrical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joan Evangelista Ramoneda Molins, Jordi Roig Reverte
  • Patent number: 8813419
    Abstract: A trap (100, 100?) for pestiferous insects, such as stink bugs and the like, that takes advantages of innate behavioral characteristics of the target insect. The trap includes a lid (140) defining an entry aperture (170), an entry cone (110, 110?) on one side of the entry aperture, a vane assembly (160) on an opposite side of the vane assembly, and an entrapment chamber (102) that releasably engages the lid. A collar (120, 120?) on the entry cone facilitates insects dropping into the trap and prevents insects from exiting the trap after dropping in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qing-He Zhang, Marc Chapin
  • 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: 8677678
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) includes an entrapment chamber (110) with an entry structure (140) over one open end. The entry structure includes (i) a lid (142) with a central aperture (144) and one or more peripheral apertures (146); (ii) a tapered guide (150) on one side of the lid, and (iii) a port fixture (160) that extends through the central aperture and engages the tapered guide. The port fixture includes one or more tubular ports (168) that extend through the peripheral apertures, and one or more cartridges (170) that are removably inserted into the tubular ports. The cartridges contain attractant that is exposed to the interior of the attractant chamber when the trap is assembled. The cartridges may be replaced to replenish or replace attractant without removing the entry structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qing-He Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130305588
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for killing flying insects comprises an open framework (12) having a lower portion (14) adapted to be located under ground level so as to define an in-ground enclosure, and an upper portion (16) which is adapted to be located above ground level and is continuous with the lower portion. The lower portion of the open framework includes a mesh (20) to prevent collapse of the ground around the enclosure. The apparatus (10) also includes means (24, 26) for spraying controlled amounts of insecticide into the in-ground enclosure, and a lid (22) for covering the top of the upper portion. In use, flying insects, such as sand flies and mosquitoes, may gain access into the in-ground enclosure by entering through an opening (28) in the open framework at the sides of the upper portion, and any such flying insects within the in-ground enclosure are killed by exposure to sprayed insecticide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTRICANN PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Gary Victor Cann
  • Patent number: 8484887
    Abstract: An insect trap for targeting multiple species with an entrapment chamber having an entry structure attached to one end of the entrapment chamber and a lower lid closing a second end. The entry structure is configured to generate a first attractant plume, and includes an annular lid, a tapered guide, a plurality of members slidably engaging the lid, and an attachment fixture. The entry structure also has means for retaining a first attractant. The lower lid includes means for retaining a second attractant and a plurality of apertures, such that a second attractant plume may be generated that is spaced apart from the first attractant plume. The lower lid may include entry apertures to provide insect ingress to the entrapment chamber, and may further include a second tapered guide. The lower lid may alternatively comprise micropores that permit egress of the second attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qing-He Zhang
  • Patent number: 8475759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemical composition and method of generating carbon dioxide for use with an insect monitor and/or capture device comprising: i) an effervescent agent; ii) a solid acid; iii) a deliquescent agent; and optionally iv) an anti-clumping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce C. Black, Shreya Sheth, Linda Varanyak
  • Patent number: 8448376
    Abstract: A flying insect trapping apparatus is provided that is capable of attracting and trapping flying insects such as flies or wasps very well and moreover without giving a user an unpleasant feeling. The flying insect trapping apparatus comprises an attractive and inductive member having a vertical surface portion, an entry port surrounding an upper part of the attractive and inductive member and a trap chamber communicating with the entry port, whereby a flying insect is attracted by the member and to land on the surface portion thereof and then is induced to move along the surface portion and to pass through said entry port so as to be trapped in the inside of the trap chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Fumakilla Limited
    Inventor: Yoshitake Kagawa
  • Patent number: 8418399
    Abstract: Trapping device for frugivorous insects. The device comprises trapping means and a single diffuser of attractant means arranged inside the trapping means. The diffuser is made up of a container containing inside a support material. This support material, which is of the porous type, is impregnated with a solution comprising a diaminoalkane, ammonium acetate and trimethylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sociedad Española de Desarrollos Quimicos S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Palència-Adrubau, Jaume Castellà-Solà, Mireia Barrot-Feixat, Lídia Roura-Santos
  • Patent number: 8381431
    Abstract: The invented equipment attracts mosquitoes in long distance by carbon dioxide which is created by combustion of kerosene and in short distance by temperature of a landing wall which is warmed up by exhaust gas of the combustion, utilizes not only intake air flow and habit of the mosquitoes to bite but also gravitational force, then effectively and economically traps the mosquitoes which land on the mosquito landing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Ishii Ishii
  • Patent number: 8356444
    Abstract: A trap for insects, particularly for wasps, comprises a vapour chamber having at least one insect entrance defined in a wall of the vapour chamber, and a bait or collection chamber couplable to the vapour chamber at a restriction. The restriction is sized to control the movement of insects between these two chambers. In operation, attractant vapour from a bait source accumulates in the vapour chamber and is released through the entrance. Insects attracted by the attractant vapour enter the vapour chamber and are maintained in flight within it, the restriction delaying their entry into the collection chamber. Once tired, insects drop down into the collection chamber where, in a preferred embodiment, they are immersed in a fluid and drowned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventors: Karol Pazik, Edward Pazik
  • Publication number: 20120317868
    Abstract: A flying insect station for attracting and killing insects on the exterior and interior of a structure is disclosed. The flying insect station includes features for attracting and killing files within a shortened window of time, preferably within one hour. The station includes in one aspect a surface being substantially dark in color and substantially reflective in nature to provide a facade of an opening. Suppression means such as a pesticide is included on one or more of the surfaces of the station for killing flying insects staging on the surface(s). An attractant may be used to provide a plume of attractant around surfaces of the housing to attract and lure flying insects to stage about a reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: STACI J. JOHNSTON, DOUGLAS B. GARDNER, THOMAS D. NELSON
  • Patent number: 8220197
    Abstract: A chemical free trap that catches biting flies and other insects is herein disclosed. Features of the present trap include a dark-colored baitless lure which attracts biting flies, a collapsible housing that includes a fabric cover and an entrapment and containment space, a weather-resistant construction enabling the trap to be used in outdoor areas or structures, and a means for easy insect removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas J. Pray
  • Patent number: 8205378
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a trap for luring, trapping, and killing insects. The trap preferably includes: a single structure container defining a cavity that holds liquid, an opening that allows access to the cavity, a side wall, and a lid that seals the opening of the container. The side wall includes an orifice in the form of a frusto-conical shape that allows ingress of insects into the container and prevents egress of insects from the container. The side wall also includes a landing surface that directs insect towards the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: SpringStar Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Gilbert Banfield
  • Publication number: 20120151822
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) includes an entrapment chamber (110) with an entry structure (140) over one open end. The entry structure includes (i) a lid (142) with a central aperture (144) and one or more peripheral apertures (146); (ii) a tapered guide (150) on one side of the lid, and (iii) a port fixture (160) that extends through the central aperture and engages the tapered guide. The port fixture includes one or more tubular ports (168) that extend through the peripheral apertures, and one or more cartridges (170) that are removably inserted into the tubular ports. The cartridges contain attractant that is exposed to the interior of the attractant chamber when the trap is assembled. The cartridges may be replaced to replenish or replace attractant without removing the entry structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qing-He Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110283599
    Abstract: A flytrap includes a base, a pyramid, a transparent housing, a light-emitting device and a platform. The platform is for receiving a substance tempting to flies while the pyramid serves to refract and reflect incident ambient light, thereby trapping flies by tempting flies to enter the transparent housing through the pyramid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: TSUNG-HSIEN WU, Shang-Chia Liu, Hung-Yi Chao
  • Patent number: 8056282
    Abstract: An insect trap (100, 200) having an entrapment chamber (110, 210) comprising one or more compartments, a tapered guide (130, 260) extending into each compartment, and an entry structure (120, 240) providing insect access to each compartment. The tapered guides optionally include a plurality of projections defining a crown structure for discouraging insect egress from the trap. The entry structures each define a plurality of entry apertures or entryways that are physically separated such that interactions between insects at different entryways is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Schneidmiller
  • Patent number: 8051600
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) with spaced apart first and second entry structures (120, 140), includes an entrapment chamber (100) having a first compartment (102) and a second compartment (104) separated from the first compartment with a transverse panel (106). A conical first tapered guide (126) extends from the first entry structure into the first compartment, and a second tapered guide (146) extends from the second entry structure to the second compartment. The guides encourage the target insects to venture further into the trap, while hindering egress from the trap. One or more of the compartments include means for retaining an attractant. Traps having more than two compartments with spaced apart entryways are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Schneidmiller
  • Patent number: 8028467
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for capturing live insects that includes an upper section having side walls, a top cover, and plural openings in the side walls that are large enough to permit insects to enter. This upper portion houses a light source and is well-suited to attracting and trapping insects in the first instance. An enclosed lower section is well-suited to trapping the insects on a more permanent basis. Between the upper section and the enclosed lower section is a funnel, having a wide opening adjacent to the upper section and tapering to a narrow opening within the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Wayne Bagnall, Mark H. Rose
  • Patent number: 7946077
    Abstract: The present invention is a container for capturing mosquito larvae comprising: a water container (8) in which natural water can be pooled; an open-top concave induction pipe (1) which is to be intruded into the water container (8); a passage opening (4) formed in the lower part of the concave induction pipe (1); a passage-blocking member (5) for blocking the passage opening (4) in the case where the water levels in the water container (8) and in the concave induction pipe (1) are not higher at least than the top end of the passage opening (4); and a closed space (11) formed in the upper part between the water container (8) and the concave induction pipe (1), characterized in that the above members are so constructed that, after spawning in the concave induction pipe (1), hatched mosquito larvae migrate via the passage opening (4) to the space between the water container (8) and the concave induction pipe (1) and, after emerging, the imagoes die in the closed space (11) and accumulated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Daiji Fukuhara
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7921594
    Abstract: Methods determine how effective a product that dispenses an insect repellent or insecticide is in controlling flying insects such as mosquitoes, with no or reduced need for human test subjects. An insect trap or other automated monitoring device is positioned in a test environment and operated in a manner so as to mimic some human attribute (e.g. by dispensing carbon dioxide). Trap/monitoring results in the presence and absence of the operating product are obtained in order to judge relative effectiveness of the active. Further, the real time evaluation of insect populations permits evaluation of time needed to achieve base effectiveness and length of time that effectiveness can be sustained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Ropiak, Gopal P. Ananth, Joel E. Adair, Dirk K. Nickel, Sebastian D. Hasik
  • Patent number: 7913449
    Abstract: A liquid-lure dispenser that provides long-time uniform emission of an attractant that entices insects or other organisms into a trap, consists of a wick that absorbs the liquid lure from its container and gradually emits the lure to the atmosphere from the exposed portion of the wick. The tubular container holds the desired quantity of lure and has an opening that holds the wick securely in place, with the lower part of the wick immersed in lure and the upper part exposed to air; lure-emission rate can be adjusted by area of wick exposed to air. An opening in the lure container permits lure to be added as needed and avoids an air-pressure drop in the lure container as lure is sucked up by the wick and volatilized. If desirable, insecticide or more than one lure may be released from a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Morton Beroza
  • Patent number: 7905047
    Abstract: A disposable flying insect trap having an entry plate with a plastic bag affixed to the entry plate periphery and including entry plate port openings for receiving the insects. The entry plate is sealed by a lid which is removable for insertion of liquid therewithin. The lid is positionable from its sealed position to a second position spaced from the entry plate surface and defining a gap therebetween to enable the insects to fly into the bag interior, attracted by the bait within the bag. The lid is removable from the entry plate by a hang cord which, when pulled, dislodges the lid from the entry plate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher T. Rich, Edward J. Holliday
  • Patent number: 7886481
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) having a transparent or translucent entrapment chamber (110) with a closed upper end, an entry cone (130) disposed therein, a base (140) removably attachable to the entrapment chamber, and a lower container (180) for holding a liquid attractant removably attachable to the base (140), such that evaporating attractant from the container enters the entrapment chamber. The base includes a plurality of entry apertures (150) adapted to permit target insects to enter the trap. A support such as a slotted cone (160) is disposed in the entrapment chamber, and supports a vial (170) of solid attractant. The liquid and solid attractants are able to mix in the trap, and gradually escape through the entry apertures, to generate a plume to attract the target insects toward the entrance apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qinghe Zhang
  • Patent number: 7856753
    Abstract: An easily disassembled navel orangeworm egg trap apparatus which facilitates easy cleaning, inspection, maintenance, reloading, and repair. One or more embodiments of the invention enable orchard workers in the field to easily disassemble a navel orangeworm egg trap for cleaning, inspection, and repair. In one or more embodiments of the invention, at least one chamber section that is detachably coupled along the length of the chamber section. The chamber disassembles along the length of the chamber sections, thus exposing the inner surfaces of the ovipositional bait attractant chamber. By offering an easily disassembled chamber that exposes the inner surface, navel orangeworm egg traps are easily cleaned and repaired in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Suterra LLC
    Inventor: Joan Fisher
  • Publication number: 20100269402
    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. Various embodiments employ one or more preferred carpenter bee habitat features including an overhanging roof protecting the entrance hole from the weather, an entrance hole that slopes upward from horizontal, entrance holes surrounded by wood, and an opaque material forming the plenum regions such that the interior in the vicinity of the entrance holes is relatively dark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Robert Blazer, Bradley Jerome Blazer
  • Patent number: 7712248
    Abstract: A device for uniform emission of a composition having at least one volatile liquid attractant. It is especially useful in traps to improve the monitoring of pest insect populations and/or for mass trapping of insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Morton Beroza
  • Patent number: 7694456
    Abstract: A flying insect trap which includes a container body, a lid for engaging the container body, a plurality of apertures in the lid, and an attractant containing at least apple cider, vinegar and liquid soap in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: William A. Curtis
  • Patent number: 7669362
    Abstract: A trap for catching woodland, garden, and agricultural insect pests, consisting of a catching part (37) with an outlet opening, and a container (31) for storing caught pests, has a device for separating the captured pests from water and small debris. The device for separating the captured pests from water and small debris is placed between the outlet opening of the catching part and the container. The device for separating the caught pests from water and small debris has a shape of a funnel (135) having a funnel inlet covered up by a mesh (32) and an funnel outlet (36) situated outside of the container (31) for storing the caught pests. The funnel inlet is placed below the outlet opening of the catching part (37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Leszek Cwiklinski, Andrzej Barczyk
  • Publication number: 20090223116
    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: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Moez Meghji, James White, Daniel Casselman
  • Publication number: 20090151228
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) with spaced apart first and second entry structures (120, 140), includes an entrapment chamber (100) having a first compartment (102) and a second compartment (104) separated from the first compartment with a transverse panel (106). A conical first tapered guide (126) extends from the first entry structure into the first compartment, and a second tapered guide (146) extends from the second entry structure to the second compartment. The guides encourage the target insects to venture further into the trap, while hindering egress from the trap. One or more of the compartments include means for retaining an attractant. Traps having more than two compartments with spaced apart entryways are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Schneidmiller
  • Publication number: 20090151227
    Abstract: An insect trap (100, 200) having an entrapment chamber (110, 210) comprising one or more compartments, a tapered guide (130, 260) extending into each compartment, and an entry structure (120, 240) providing insect access to each compartment. The tapered guides optionally include a plurality of projections defining a crown structure for discouraging insect egress from the trap. The entry structures each define a plurality of entry apertures or entryways that are physically separated such that interactions between insects at different entryways is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Rodney G. Schneidmiller
  • Publication number: 20090126258
    Abstract: An insect trap 300 includes a container 301 adapted to be supported between a pair of racks in a bee hive, the trap cover having one or more apertures 312 adapted to permit beetles to crawl into the trap. The cover can project beyond the edges of the container to support the trap between the racks or the trap can include attachment means 101, 107, or 103, 105, to permit the trap to be removably attached at the hive entrance. The trap can contain oil to help prevent the beetle from escaping from the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph KENNEDY
  • Publication number: 20090126257
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a trap for luring, trapping, and killing insects. The trap preferably includes: a single structure container defining a cavity that holds liquid, an opening that allows access to the cavity, a side wall, and a lid that seals the opening of the container. The side wall includes an orifice in the form of a frusto-conical shape that allows ingress of insects into the container and prevents egress of insects from the container. The side wall also includes a landing surface that directs insect towards the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Gilbert Banfield
  • Publication number: 20090071060
    Abstract: A flying insect trap comprising a hollow housing with a canal descending through the top face of the housing into said hollow housing, and a plurality of barbs located internally throughout said canal to impale said insects upon ascending through said canal in an effort to escape said trap. The barbs are preferably angled downward to facilitate entry into said trap and impalement of said insects ascent when attempting escape from said trap. Either or both ends of the housing are removeable to permit cleansing and reloading of the bait inside the trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Marilyn McKay
  • Patent number: 7503142
    Abstract: The insertable pest catching device is an invention that because of its unique geometry and design provides for the simple and cost effective catching of pests such as hornets and yellow jackets. The device is principally intended for use in combination with an empty plastic two-liter volume soda pop bottle. In practice, an attractant such as a predetermined amount of sugar water is placed into a capped plastic bottle and the funnel shaped device is retentatively pressed into the side of the bottle. The device in combination with the bottle creates an attraction to pests. The pests are guided into the bottle through the funnel and subsequently die within the bottle. After a predetermined quantity of pests are trapped within the bottle, the bottle, with the device still inserted may be discarded as an entire assembly. Thus the disassembly, mess, and washing common with prior art pest catching devices are avoided. In certain embodiments, multiple devices may be inserted into a single bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Michael A. Uhl
  • Patent number: 7458183
    Abstract: Traps are disclosed for controlling flying insects such as wasps. The traps are pre-packaged with attracting liquid prior to sale, and then sealed with a peel-off film in a manner that prevents leakage prior to use. When the trap is about to be used, the peel-off film is removed to expose both a trap entry and a pivotable stand. A rain/sun shield is then mounted on the stand, preferably with the upper portion of the stand projecting through the shield to form part of a hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Maude Christian Meier, Tyler D. Duston, Steven B. Mineau, Richard E. Keyel, John A. Heathcock
  • Publication number: 20080263938
    Abstract: An insect trap (100) having a transparent or translucent entrapment chamber (110) with a closed upper end, an entry cone (130) disposed therein, a base (140) removably attachable to the entrapment chamber, and a lower container (180) for holding a liquid attractant removably attachable to the base (140), such that evaporating attractant from the container enters the entrapment chamber. The base includes a plurality of entry apertures (150) adapted to permit target insects to enter the trap. A support such as a slotted cone (160) is disposed in the entrapment chamber, and supports a vial (170) of solid attractant. The liquid and solid attractants are able to mix in the trap, and gradually escape through the entry apertures, to generate a plume to attract the target insects toward the entrance apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: STERLING INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Schneidmiller, Qinghe Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080196296
    Abstract: A fruit fly trap whose exterior shape represents a piece of fruit such as an apple, orange, banana or the like. The trap housing includes a bottom base portion and a top cover portion. The cover contains various holes through which fruit flies can gain access to the interior of the trap. The trap also includes a locking mechanism for securing the base and cover together. Located inside the trap is a natural product attractant stored within the interior of the trap. The construction of the trap is such that the liquid or powder attractant is retained inside the trap so it will not spill out. Also, a disabling adhesive is located on a glueboard insert and/or on the interior walls of the trap. Thus, when fruit flies enter the trap they will get caught in the adhesive or simply die because they cannot escape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Tim Jones
  • Patent number: 7412797
    Abstract: A trap is provided particularly for yellowjacket wasps. The trap includes an outer enclosure with a funnel therein dividing the enclosure into a first chamber and a second chamber. A tip of the funnel has an opening which allows yellowjackets to pass from the first chamber to a second chamber, where the yellowjackets become trapped. The enclosure includes legs which allow the trap to rest upon an underlying surface. Entry holes extend into the first chamber. These entry holes are at least partially visible from a side of the trap. A top cap preferably forms a portion of the second chamber and can be removably replaced so that trapped yellowjackets can be dumped and the trap reused. An attractant is provided within a cartridge which is removably attached through a port in the enclosure, so that the cartridge can be replaced when original attractant is depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: William C. Hiscox
  • Publication number: 20080156799
    Abstract: A yellow jacket trap is enclosed in a decorative sleeve. The sleeve is made of plastic or a like material and is in the form of a cylinder. The decorative sleeve lends itself readily to changes in graphics. Thus, the sleeve covers the traps contents while providing a pleasing exterior. The exterior graphics are adaptable to any variety of outdoor settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Parkey
  • Publication number: 20080127546
    Abstract: A disposable flying insect trap having an entry plate with a plastic bag affixed to the entry plate periphery and including entry plate port openings for receiving the insects. The entry plate is sealed by a lid which is removable for insertion of liquid therewithin. The lid is positionable from its sealed position to a second position spaced from the entry plate surface and defining a gap therebetween to enable the insects to fly into the bag interior, attracted by the bait within the bag. The lid is removable from the entry plate by a hang cord which, when pulled, dislodges the lid from the entry plate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher T. Rich, Edward J. Holliday
  • Patent number: 7380369
    Abstract: An insect trap and method of use. The insect trap has a roof, side walls, rear wall, front wall, and floor. The front wall has a front wall aperture, and the rear wall has at least one rear wall aperture. A plurality of dividers are disposed within the insect trap, with a divider aperture associated with each divider. The divider apertures alternate between being adjacent the floor and adjacent the roof in successive dividers. The method includes the steps of mounting an insect trap in a structure opening, allowing insect-enticing chemicals to waft from inside the structure opening to outside the structure opening through the insect trap, enticing the insect through a front wall aperture, divider apertures, and into an inner chamber adjacent the rear wall, and entrapping the insect within the inner chamber because the rear wall apertures are too small to admit passage to the insect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventors: Uril G Greene, Alan Thomas Greene, Aisha Mirette Greene
  • Publication number: 20080072474
    Abstract: An insect-trapping device is composed of a container and two caps respectively mounted on two ends of the container. One cap has multiple ventilation holes defined thereon and the other cap combines with an inducer that particularly emits special scent (pheromone) to attract insects. The container is preferably made of resilient material and foldable so as to keep the volume of the insect-trapping device adjustable. Particularly, the insect-trapping device mimics a lantern to have a decorative and pleasant appearance when the device is suspended or located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Chien-Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 7310907
    Abstract: A multi-insect trap is capable of capturing a predetermined kind of insects, while preventing other undesirable insects from entering into the trap. The multi-insect trap includes a trap housing, an insect guider, and an ant isolation arrangement. The insect guider includes an attractant carrier supported within the trapping chamber and a plurality of cone-shaped guiding channels spacedly and inwardly extended from the surrounding wall for guiding the insect to enter into the trapping chamber. The ant isolation arrangement has two ant boundaries provided on a top ceiling and a bottom seat of the trap housing respectively, wherein the two ant boundaries are adapted for being filled with liquid as two ant resisting borders respectively for preventing ants to reach the surrounding wall so as to stop the ants from entering into the trapping chamber through the guiding channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Nick Han Suteerawanit