Fumigators Patents (Class 43/125)
  • Patent number: 10512250
    Abstract: Oxalic acid vaporizer with integral body tube, detachable proximal end air nozzle, and floating heating element is a pest control vaporizer or pesticide vaporizer that is used to protect bees from certain pests, mites, and insects where the pesticide vaporizer expels a vapor that kills harmful pests, mites, and insects but does not harm or affect bees in the colony. Oxalic acid vaporizer with integral body tube, detachable proximal end air nozzle, and floating heating element includes an integral body tube that is without any holes, perforations, punctures, gaps, vents, or discontinuities. Oxalic acid vaporizer with integral body tube, detachable proximal end air nozzle, and floating heating element includes a detachable proximal end air nozzle. Oxalic acid vaporizer with integral body tube, detachable proximal end air nozzle, and floating heating element includes a floating heating element with a floating electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Edik A. Puzankov, Andrey Puzankov, Daniel Khashchuk
  • Patent number: 9497955
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tarpless fumigation of containerized cargo within a shipping container is disclosed. A portable fumigation containment door is installed in covering relation with main rear opening of a standard cargo container. Pneumatic cylinders are actuated to secure the door in place, and an inflatable gasket extending around the perimeter of the containment door and is inflated to create an airtight seal between the cargo container and the containment door. The door is provided with a series of connection ports for receiving fumigant injection and sampling lines necessary for performing the fumigation process. A fumigant scrubber is placed in fluid communication with the interior of the shipping container via a scrubber inlet line and a scrubber outlet line whereby said scrubber inlet line draws fumigant from the interior of said container, where it passes through said scrubber, and is circulated back into the container by said scrubber outlet line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Fred Rogacki, James Teachman
  • Patent number: 9028750
    Abstract: Fumigation systems and processes that are especially applicable for the fumigation of perishable (or otherwise sensitive to temperature) agricultural products as the temperature conditions under which the product is being treated are closely controlled to advantageously prevent the product from being exposed to temperature drops and/or spikes during the fumigation cycle. In addition, the present invention incorporates an air filtration system as a part of the fumigation system to substantially remove the toxic fumigant residuals from the air before it is exhausted into the open atmosphere, which typically occurs at the completion of a fumigation cycle. As such, the harmful effect of the fumigant on the products and the surrounding environment and work areas is greatly minimized. In summary, the systems and processes of the present invention provide the ability to conduct fumigations in a well-controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8955248
    Abstract: A device for the extermination of burrowing vermin is disclosed. The device is configured as a plenum chamber having an intake adapted for sealed communication with the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. An outflow conduit communicates between the plenum chamber and a burrow entrance for vermin such as gophers. Heat and gas under pressure from the engine is communicated through the outflow conduit to the burrow along with any fumes from heated liquid or solids deposited to the plenum chamber to rid the burrow of any subterranean occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph S. Asciutto
  • Patent number: 8931206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to treating articles suspected of being infested with bed bugs using carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joelle Francine Olson, Kim R. Smith, John E. Thomas, Andrew M. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20140373431
    Abstract: Disclosed are holders for supporting a burnable substrate such as a mosquito coil. They have an ash tray, a mounting post coupled to the ash tray and moveable between a storage position wherein both an outward part and an inward part of the mounting post are adjacent the ash tray and an erected position where the mounting post is suitable to support the burnable substrate, and a locking bracket linked to the ash tray which is suitable to retain the mounting post in the erected position when that is desired. In some forms multiple such coils and holders are housed in a compact kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Donald J. Schumacher, Mark W. Geis, Ranjit A. De Silva, Neysa Volkert
  • Publication number: 20140325894
    Abstract: Devices and method for the extermination of pests are described. These devices and methods may be used to inject gases, which may be inert gases, underground to inject the gas into burrows of pests. In one embodiment, the device is an earth penetrator with hole for injecting gas through discharge holes at the distal end. The discharge holes maybe covered during penetration to prevent dirt from entering into the device. A device for covering and uncovering the hole are provided. The device includes a valve to controllably deliver the gas to the discharge ports. The method includes covering the discharge ports, inserting the device into the ground, uncovering the discharge ports, and then injecting the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Inert Gas Injection, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred J. Dentone, Claude Edward Brown
  • Patent number: 8800200
    Abstract: A self-contained, cart-mounted extermination device having an internal combustion engine which produces an exhaust gas containing an asphyxiant is disclosed. The disclosed device provides an effective and humane means to eradicate subterranean pests which is portable, rugged, compact and simple to use and maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: UPCS LLC
    Inventors: Terry W. Williams, Billy G. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140173971
    Abstract: Methods to create and maintain pre-designed geometrically shaped volumes of an effective dynamic mixture of volatile compounds encompassing an object of protection for very long times, up to one or more years, for control of pests and pest-borne diseases in open outdoor environments of importance to humans, animals and plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Maurice M. BOYD, Ronald D. NEUMAN, Andrew B. SHELTON, Wiley M. CAUTHEN, Ralph H. ZEE
  • Publication number: 20140157653
    Abstract: A insect control device includes an inverted poison spray can with a multi-functional lid for catching, containing, killing or disposing of insects. The insect control device can contain the insect, so the user does not have to grab it and perhaps drop and lose it. The insect control device includes an aperture for closing the insect within the lid and allows the user to spray insecticide onto an insect contained within the inverted lid. The lid design contains the insecticide and concentrates it use onto the insect, where desired, rather than getting the insecticide onto the users walls, floors, ceilings or the like. If the user desires, they can carry the insect control device, with the aperture closed and the insect contained in the lid, to a location to release the insect. Typically, the lid will be clear or transparent to allow the user to see inside the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Natheer Ahmed Gellani
  • Patent number: 8741223
    Abstract: A method for gas phase application of chlorine dioxide within an enclosed volume that includes the steps of: climatizing the enclosed volume to achieve a relative humidity (RH) in the range of about 5% to about 56%; generating chlorine dioxide gas; and introducing the chlorine dioxide gas under specified conditions of chlorine dioxide gas concentration and contact time, the specified conditions being effective to eliminate contaminants within the closed volume, and further to mitigate corrosion within the enclosed volume during the gas phase application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sabre Intellectual Property Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Y. Mason, Peter Williams, Maggie Trabeau
  • Patent number: 8685338
    Abstract: An odor compound release device includes a support that is deformed when an external stimulus is applied, and when the external stimulus is not applied, restored to its original state. A plurality of spaces are located in the support, have upper portions closed by the support, and are to be filled with odor compounds, wherein the upper portions are opened or closed by deformation or restoration of the support due to the application of the external stimulus. A member that is located in the support or on a surface of the support and applies the external stimulus to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Rgegents of The University of California
    Inventors: Jong-jin Park, Sung-ho Jin, Kyu-hyun Im, Jong-min Kim
  • Patent number: 8677679
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to an ampoule for the storage and dispersion of a volatile liquid comprised of (a) an outer shell composed of an impermeable material and defining at least one opening; (b) a porous diffusion member defining an internal reservoir positioned inside said outer shell; (c) a volatile liquid contained within such internal reservoir; and (d) a film member adhered to the outer shell and covering the at least one opening; wherein the film member is disposed such that an air space is present between the porous diffusion member and the film member; and wherein the porous diffusion member is configured such that molecules of the volatile liquid can only enter into the air space via diffusion through the porous diffusion member. Such ampoules are particularly suited for the storage and dispersion of organic chemicals useful as bed bug attractants, such as a C8-C12 alkane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce C. Black, Shreya J. Shah, Linda A. Varanyak, Keith F. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 8656635
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tarpless fumigation of containerized cargo within a shipping container is disclosed. A portable fumigation containment door is installed in covering relation with main rear opening of a standard cargo container. Pneumatic cylinders are actuated to secure the door in place, and an inflatable gasket extending around the perimeter of the containment door and is inflated to create an airtight seal between the cargo container and the containment door. The door is provided with a series of connection ports for receiving fumigant injection and sampling lines necessary for performing the fumigation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Fred Rogacki, James Teachman
  • Publication number: 20130305589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for protecting the lower regions of and structure of a building (10) from damage or degradation by termites. The method comprises the steps of creating a region in the ground below the building having properties hostile to termites whereby to discourage them from approaching the vicinity of the building. In one embodiment means for creating a hostile region in the ground below the building are provided by a pump (12) which creates a superatmoshpheric pressure field (40) in this region. Treatment agents (31) such as ozone may be delivered to the ground region in order to provide a hostile effect to the termites by affecting their pheromone chemistry and/or their reproductive or communicative behavior. A secondary function of the present invention relates to the creation of a forced ventilation (46) of the habitable region (18) within which the apparatus of the present invention resides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Prestige Air-Technology Limited
    Inventor: Paul Ian NICHOLS
  • Patent number: 8585981
    Abstract: The present application includes a module including a panel positionable in or at an opening of an enclosed space to define a fumigation chamber. A fumigation inlet can be arranged in the panel to allow a flow of a fumigant directly into the fumigation chamger. Mixing fans are provided that can circulate gases within the fumigation chamber. A system control box can be linked to the fumigant delivery orifice and valve system to control the flow of gas into the fumigation chamber. The panel can be secure against the passage of fumigant by a seal located around a perimeter of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: AsiaWorld Shipping Services, Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth George Brash
  • Patent number: 8567113
    Abstract: A method of pest control for burrowing animals involves loading a machine-conveyed dispensing apparatus with a fumigant product, and using the machine to make one or more passes across an area of ground beneath which the burrow system is situated. A ground engagement tool of the dispensing apparatus is engaged in the ground to pass through or nearby sections of the burrow system, and fumigant product is dispensed into the ground behind a leading portion of the ground engagement tool. Fumigant is widely spread over the burrowed area of ground for effective results, while the human exposure and manual effort associated with conventional hand-placed fumigant techniques is greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Murray Pask
    Inventors: Murray Pask, James W. Halford
  • Publication number: 20130255135
    Abstract: Systems and methods to create and maintain desired geometrically shaped volumes of an effective dynamic mixture of volatile compounds encompassing an object of protection for very long times, up to one or more years, for control of pests and pest-borne diseases in open outdoor environments of importance to humans, animals and plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Maurice M. Boyd, Ronald D. Neuman, Andrew B. Shelton, Wiley M. Cauthen, Ralph H. Zee
  • Publication number: 20130125449
    Abstract: A method of eliminating, reducing or preventing unwanted pests such as dust mites, fleas, bed bugs, arachnids or insects from fabric articles, comprising contacting the fabric articles with carbon dioxide and/or ammonia gas generated from one or more salts, capable of generating carbon dioxide and/or ammonia gas such as by heat, moisture or reaction with an acid or a base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony E. Winston
  • Patent number: 8424240
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tarpless fumigation of containerized cargo within a shipping container is disclosed. A portable fumigation containment door is installed in covering relation with main rear opening of a standard cargo container. Pneumatic cylinders are actuated to secure the door in place, and an inflatable gasket extending around the perimeter of the containment door and is inflated to create an airtight seal between the cargo container and the containment door. The door is provided with a series of connection ports for receiving fumigant injection and sampling lines necessary for performing the fumigation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Fred Rogacki, James Teachman
  • Publication number: 20130091757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motorised fumigation system designed to promote the control of agricultural and urban pests in open spaces, more particularly among the systems that can carry out the fumigation process by creating a hot or a cold mist, and more specifically due the fact of both processes of the mist creation could be integrated into one light weight vehicle. The system of the present invention consists of three subsystems: a first subsystem designed to storage and pumping (S1); a second subsystem designed to hot fumigation (S2); and a third subsystem designed to cold fumigation (S3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Fumajet Comercio de Equipamentos Ltda.
    Inventor: Marcius Adolpho Victorio da Costa
  • Patent number: 8361409
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting and purifying aqueous solutions and water for drinking purposes comprising an outer pouch, a disinfectant generating device, and an inorganic coagulant. The disinfectant generating device is provided with a membrane shell defining at least two compartments which house a first reactant, a second reactant, and an inorganic coagulant. The disinfectant generating device is capable of producing a disinfectant when exposed to water or moisture and the disinfectant exits the compartment through the membrane shell. The inorganic coagulant aid the formation of flocs of the suspended dispersed particles in the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Odorstar Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Bernardo N. Rico, James Liang-Hiong Chia, Margaret Emily Williams
  • Patent number: 8354057
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a closed environment is provided in which a disinfection apparatus is placed into the closed environment; it then generates ozone to a predetermined ozone concentration, following which the humidity of the closed environment is rapidly increased. A catalytic converter then reduces the ozone concentration to safe levels. When the ozone concentration is reduced to a predetermined safe level, the disinfection apparatus signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventors: Doug Heselton, Nigel Boast, Jim Hudson, Gordon Esplin
  • Patent number: 8337773
    Abstract: An article configured to be worn or carried by a human includes a body portion with a deodorant enclosure and a deodorant insert positioned within the deodorant enclosure. The body portion is comprised of a flexible material that defines an inside and an outside of the article. An opening is formed in the body portion which provides a passage between the inside and the outside of the article. The deodorant enclosure is secured to the body portion at the opening. The deodorant enclosure includes a chamber positioned between an air permeable inner wall and an air permeable outer wall. The deodorant insert is removably positioned within the chamber of the deodorant enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Berns, Stephen Cleary, Michael Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120311920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to treating articles suspected of being infested with bed bugs using carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Joelle Francine Olson, Kim R. Smith, John E. Thomas, Andrew M. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8296993
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ultrasonic repellent humidifier for dispersing insect repellant into the air as a micro fine repellent vapor. A repellent tank provides rhodinol and cedarwood oil based repellent to a repellent well. An ultrasonic transducer is positioned in the well beneath the level of the repellent. It vibrates, forming a repellant vapor that is drawn into a vapor duct by a forced air system and out of the unit, dispersing the repellent vapor into the surrounding air. The vibrating portion of the ultrasonic transducer that is exposed to the oil-based repellent is a ceramic material that inhibits residue from forming on the transducer that reduces its efficiency. The ceramic material may be formed on the metal case of the transducer or on the piezoelectric oscillation crystal, or it may be a separately replaceable disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Monster Mosquito Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kemper O'neal Modlin, Leo JohnNiekerk
  • Patent number: 8281514
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a method and apparatus for an organic insect extermination lamp, which continuously kills mosquitoes and other biting insects without the use of hazardous chemicals, pesticides or electrocution. The organic insect extermination lamp includes a housing; a fixture including a power source and an LED light source for attracting mosquitoes and other biting insects without emitting substantial heat; at least one covered reservoir having a closable cap for holding a natural exterminating substance; and a natural exterminating substance, wherein the natural exterminating substance decomposes to produce natural exterminating fumes for killing mosquitoes and other biting insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Tom Fleming
  • Publication number: 20120222346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for protecting the lower regions of and structure of a building from damage or degradation by termites. The method comprising for the steps of creating a region in the ground below the building having properties hostile to termites whereby to discourage them from approaching the vicinity of the building. In one embodiment means for creating a hostile region in the ground below the building are provided by a pump which creates a superatmospheric pressure field in this region. In another embodiment, treatment agents such as ozone may be delivered to the ground region in order to provide a hostile effect to the termites by affecting their pheromone chemistry and/or their reproductive or communicative behavior. A secondary function of the present invention relates to the creation of a forced ventilation of the habitable region within which the apparatus of the present invention resides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Prestige Air-Technology Limited
    Inventor: PAUL IAN NICHOLS
  • Patent number: 8256157
    Abstract: A fumigation apparatus for decontamination or disinfection of a building having a fumigation pollution source, a fog generator, a hose for conveying fog to a building to be fumigated and a nozzle on the outer end of said hose that includes a body portion and a radially extending flange that has at least one slot so that when said apparatus is pumping fog into said building air is drawn through the slots to improve the flow of fog into the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Dana Dunklau
  • Publication number: 20120186138
    Abstract: An inflatable, portable treatment device for the treatment of an item, such as fumigation and/or extermination of vermin creature. The item is to be placed in an inner area of the inflatable bladder. A fan positioned in the inner area may propel a chemical agent in the interior area. According to certain embodiments, a heating element may increase the temperature of the interior area. A power cord for the fan or heating element may be plugged into an electrical extension assembly that is connected to the treatment device and is configured to prevent or minimize gas and/or fumigant and/or pesticide vapor from escaping from the inner area. The opening may be sealed by closing an air seal. An airway assembly may be attached to the treatment device to deliver gas from a gas delivery source, such as a blower or gas tank, into the interior area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: James Bell, Warrick Bell, Brian P. Hirsch, Ching-Yao Yeh
  • Patent number: 8192684
    Abstract: A method for gas phase application of chlorine dioxide within an enclosed volume that includes the steps of: climatizing the enclosed volume to achieve a relative humidity (RH) in the range of about 5% to about 56%; generating chlorine dioxide gas; and introducing the chlorine dioxide gas under specified conditions of chlorine dioxide gas concentration and contact time, the specified conditions being effective to eliminate contaminants within the closed volume, and further to mitigate corrosion within the enclosed volume during the gas phase application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sabre Intellectual Property Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Y. Mason, Peter Williams, Maggie Trabeau
  • Publication number: 20120102818
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tarpless fumigation of containerized cargo within a shipping container is disclosed. A portable fumigation containment door is installed in covering relation with main rear opening of a standard cargo container. Pneumatic cylinders are actuated to secure the door in place, and an inflatable gasket extending around the perimeter of the containment door and is inflated to create an airtight seal between the cargo container and the containment door. The door is provided with a series of connection ports for receiving fumigant injection and sampling lines necessary for performing the fumigation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Fred Rogacki, James Teachman
  • Patent number: 8146875
    Abstract: A mosquito coil holder in the form of a clip. The clip has a first and second contact portions each adapted to contact a mosquito coil and to hold a mosquito coil therebetween. First and second support portions support the respective first and second contact portions relative to each other. A connection portion connects the first and second support portions. The clip includes at least one base portion which acts as a base upon which the clip can stand in use, while holding a mosquito coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Pryor
  • Publication number: 20120066959
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method are provided for protecting a tobacco storage facility used to contain tobacco material. The tobacco storage facility includes a tobacco enclosure defining at least one enclosure opening for providing access to the tobacco enclosure. A door assembly is operably engaged with the tobacco enclosure about the at least one enclosure opening. The door assembly includes a screen arrangement having a mesh sized to limit tobacco pests from passing therethrough. The door assembly is configured such that the screen arrangement is capable of moving between a closed position covering the tobacco enclosure and an open position allowing access to the tobacco enclosure. A method of monitoring pests in a tobacco enclosure is provided. The interior of the tobacco enclosure is monitored for pests using a monitoring system. At least a portion of the interior is fumigated if the number of detected pests meets or otherwise exceeds a predetermined pest threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Matthews, Tim Lee Flinchum, Vernon Benno Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8132357
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tarpless fumigation of containerized cargo within a shipping container is disclosed. A portable fumigation containment door is installed in covering relation with main rear opening of a standard cargo container. Pneumatic cylinders are actuated to secure the door in place, and an inflatable gasket extending around the perimeter of the containment door and is inflated to create an airtight seal between the cargo container and the containment door. The door is provided with a series of connection ports for receiving fumigant injection and sampling lines necessary for performing the fumigation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Fred Rogacki, James Teachman
  • Patent number: 8124009
    Abstract: Aeration drying and disinfecting grain crops in bulk and pretreating seeds includes passing through a bulk of grain crops and seeds disinfecting and drying agents including an ozone and air mixture and surrounding air, subdividing the disinfecting and drying agents into a plurality of streams spaced from one another in a vertical direction, and passing the streams at different heights through levels located at corresponding heights of the bulk of grain crops and seeds transversely in a substantially horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Vitaliy G. Danchenko, Ronald T. Noyes, Larysa P. Potapovych
  • Publication number: 20110277373
    Abstract: An extermination device for burrowing rodents that includes an internal combustion engine having an exhaust and a blower assembly, the exhaust of the internal combustion engine being diverted through the blower assembly, a pressurized flow of exhaust gas being directed through the outlet of the blower assembly. The outlet of the blower assembly is adapted for insertion into the opening of a burrow. In one embodiment the device is configured as a portable apparatus. In this embodiment, a common portable leaf blower may be modified so that the exhaust is bypassed through the blower assembly, to be forced by the blower assembly through its outlet. In another embodiment, the extermination device for burrowing rodents includes a blower assembly that is mountable on a vehicle, the internal combustion engine of the vehicle attachable to the blower assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Donald D. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8048379
    Abstract: An air freshener includes a housing having at least a first compartment and a second compartment, each of the first and second compartments having vents. The air freshener includes a first fan unit disposed within the first compartment and a second fan unit disposed within the second compartment. The air freshener also includes a first fragrance emitting substance disposed within the first compartment proximate the first fan unit and a second fragrance emitting substance disposed within the second compartment proximate the second fan unit. A programmable processor is operatively connected to a power source and the first and second fan units and configured to drive at least one of the first and second fan units so as to promote discharge of one of the first and second fragrance emitting substances from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hyso Technology LLC
    Inventor: Simon Sassoon
  • Publication number: 20110252694
    Abstract: Soil fumigation compositions are provided herein that include methyl iodide, at least one fluorocarbon or hydrofluorocarbon, at least one surfactant, and water. The fumigant can be produced by combining the water and surfactant with an initial mixture that is an azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixture of methyl iodide and at least one fluorocarbon or hydrofluorocarbon. The fumigant compositions can be utilized in drip fumigation processes, and have increased volatility as compared to methyl iodide alone, which can reduce the risk of water contamination when utilizing methyl iodide as a fumigant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Poss, Rajiv Ratna Singh, David Nalewajek, Cheryl Cantlon
  • Publication number: 20110239527
    Abstract: A method of pest control for burrowing animals involves loading a machine-conveyed dispensing apparatus with a fumigant product, and using the machine to make one or more passes across an area of ground beneath which the burrow system is situated. A ground engagement tool of the dispensing apparatus is engaged in the ground to pass through or nearby sections of the burrow system, and fumigant product is dispensed into the ground behind a leading portion of the ground engagement tool. Fumigant is widely spread over the burrowed area of ground for effective results, while the human exposure and manual effort associated with conventional hand-placed fumigant techniques is greatly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Murray Pask, James W. Halford
  • Patent number: 8017090
    Abstract: Phosphine gas is generated by agitating a reaction mixture of a metal phosphide and water with agitation air in a reaction pot of a phosphine gas generator. The resulting phosphine gas is then diluted with dilution air to produce a fumigant phosphine gas which is directly delivered to a commodity for fumigation. The reaction pot does not have any rotating means such as agitators, rotors, or stirrers. The generator provides on-site generation of phosphine gas in a rapid manner improving the fumigation efficiency for a commodity, such as grain, preferably contained within a storage structures, such as a grain silo. The generator has a built in deactivation system for the unused metal phosphide and phosphine gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: United Phosphorus Ltd.
    Inventors: Shroff Rajnikant Devidas, Pushpaksen P. Asher
  • Publication number: 20110197495
    Abstract: A fossorial rodent control apparatus is disclosed which utilizes an internal combustion engine to generate waste combustion gases. The waste combustion gases are routed by an exhaust collection conduit into a functionally coupled air intake associated with an air blower. The waste combustion gases are mixed with ambient air to form a high velocity noxious gaseous flow when discharged from the air blower. The noxious gas flow is routed by a noxious gas discharge conduit into a burrow of a fossorial rodent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Cheetah Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana A. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20110113674
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting pest infestation. The method includes introducing a pest-killing material into an interior compartment of a closed piece of luggage, thereby exterminating pests residing within the interior compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 7917018
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wearable devices for dispensing insect repellents, fragrances, and/or other chemicals along the outside of the clothing of a human, to avoid the need to apply such chemicals directly to clothing or to human's skin. The devices have an on/off switch that automatically controls a shutter which enables and restricts air flow, while also controlling fan operation and covering of a use-up cue. The device also is designed to prevent fan operation when an impregnated slab is not present. Also disclosed are preferred refills for use with such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Schumacher, Raymund J. Alfaro, Dirk K. Nickel, Tyler D. Duston, Michael T. Hudak, Sean P. Kingston, Anne T. Maghasi, Kwamena Gyakye deGraft-Johnson
  • Patent number: 7910056
    Abstract: A portal apparatus in the form of an arch-shaped pipe fitting (10) for use with a fumigation chamber that in part incorporates a flexible canopy. The pipe fitting (10) can be seated on the ground (12) so as to be positioned between the canopy and the ground (12). A sealing surface (22) on the pipe fitting (10) is contactable with the flexible canopy so as to provide a gas-tight seal. An assembly for directing the flow of gas in general, the assembly being operable in various configurations, and comprising first and second gas inlets and outlets respectively. An assembly for operatively coupling gas extraction, treatment and recirculation apparatus, and comprising first and second gas inlets and outlets respectively that can be selectively coupled in first and second configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Asia World Shipping Services Pty Ldt.
    Inventors: Serguei Ivanine, Kenneth George Brash
  • Patent number: 7908791
    Abstract: A fumigation apparatus including a conventional shipping container (10), a partition (14) dividing the container into a fumigation chamber and a control room (12), means (24) arranged to supply gas into the fumigation chamber (16), control means (26) located in the control room arranged to control the flow of gas into the fumigation chamber (16) and extraction means (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) arranged to remove gas from the fumigation chamber as controlled from the system control box (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Asiaworld Shipping Services Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kenneth George Brash
  • Patent number: 7883677
    Abstract: This deer lure with scent dispenser has an outer casing with an interior plenum, a lower end and an upper end, with air inlet holes adjacent the lower end, a base adapted to fit into the lower end and extend into the plenum, and a scent dispenser assembly with a reservoir adapted to fit into the upper end with its exterior extending into the plenum. The base is adapted to serve as a pedestal for a candle and to hold the candle above the air inlet holes. The base also allows air for the candle to enter the plenum from the air inlet holes and reach a flame of the candle. The reservoir has an interior in communication with air exterior to the casing for holding a volatile scented liquid, and the invention allows hot gases produced by the candle to escape from the plenum into air exterior to the plenum around and/or through the reservoir, volatilizing the scented liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Gary A. Palozzi
  • Patent number: 7837930
    Abstract: A fragrance diffuser kit is provided comprising a decanter, a fragrance refill set, a removable snuffer cap and a removable decorative vented lid. The decanter may be selected from a plurality of unique and decorative designs that are suitable for prominent display as a piece of home d├ęcor. The fragrance refill set comprises a bottle of high-quality fragrance composition for filling the decanter and a replacement wick, whereby the user may select and change the fragrance emitted by the fragrance diffuser. The decanter incorporates a wick holder having a top opening that communicates with a top opening in the decanter body so that a wick from the fragrance refill set may be inserted and held in a position to absorb and emit the fragrance composition contained in the decanter. The snuffer cap may be used to stop the emission of the fragrance composition and the vented lid may be used to hide the wick and snuffer cap, if present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Rich Brands LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Grodsky
  • Patent number: 7823322
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip has an active face in which an integrated circuit region is implanted. The chip includes an inclined lateral contact pad extending beneath the plane of the active face and electrically linked to the integrated circuit region. An electronic module includes a substrate having a cavity in which the chip is arranged. The module can be applied to the production of thin contactless micro-modules for smart cards and contactless electronic badges and tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Romain Palmade, Agnes Rogge
  • Patent number: 7789227
    Abstract: A handheld storage and mixing device is disclosed. The device can include first and second separate containers each defining a distinct internal cavity. The first container can be movable (e.g., rotatable) relative to the second container between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the cavities can be substantially sealed from one another. In the second position, a first gas forming ingredient in one of the cavities can mix with a second gas forming ingredient in the other cavity to form a gas, such as chlorine dioxide gas. The device can have one or more filtered openings to allow gas generated by mixing the first and second gas forming ingredients to escape into the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Levine