Poison Holders Patents (Class 43/131)
  • Patent number: 10729121
    Abstract: A biodegradable bait station is disclosed that can be used with liquid baits targeting pest ants in urban, agricultural, and natural setting, which can overcome several limitations that most of other liquid bait stations currently experience. For example, instead of keeping a large quantity of liquid bait in a reservoir, a small amount, for example, 10-20 ml of sugary liquid bait with an insecticide, for example, boric acid, thiamethoxam, imidacloprid, will be contained in a biodegradable cylindrical container with one open end. The open end will be plugged with a piece of water absorbent polymer or gel, for example, polyacrylamide gel, sodium alginate. The water absorbent polymer or gel absorbs the liquid bait and expands inside of the cylindrical container so that it will function as a polymer “wick” to deliver a small amount of the liquid bait to foraging ants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Dong-Hwan Choe, Michael K. Rust, Mark Hoddle, Ashok Mulchandani
  • Patent number: 10667506
    Abstract: An insect trap assembly for luring and trapping insects includes a tube that has an upper edge and a lower edge. The tube comprises a translucent material. An adhesive layer is positioned on an outer surface of the tube. The adhesive layer secures insects to the tube when the insects engage the adhesive layer. An illuminating member is mounted to the tube. The illuminating member illuminates the tube when the light emitter is turned on. The illuminating member is positioned in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Ralph Natale
  • Patent number: 10588307
    Abstract: In an embodiment, as insect trap is disclosed including: a trap portion including an enclosure having an adhesive surface and a first opening, wherein the adhesive surface is at least partially contained within the enclosure and is configured to adhere to an insect; and a base portion including a lighting element and a mounting portion, wherein the lighting element is configured to provide light to the trap portion, and wherein the mounting portion is configured to communicate with and receive power from a power source; and a first heating element in communication with the power source, wherein the trap portion is configured to removably engage with the base portion and receive light from the base portion when engaged therewith, and wherein the first heating element provides heat to at least a portion of the trap when the trap is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew F Sandford, Daniel B Lazarchik, Lars R Lieberwirth
  • Patent number: 10577103
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems of dispensing an insecticide to defend a crop-containing area against crop-damaging pests include an unmanned vehicle having a sensor that detects a crop-damaging pest in the crop-containing area and captures pest detection data, and an insecticide output device including at least one insecticide directed at the pest. The unmanned vehicle transmits the captured pest detection data via the network to the computing device and, in response to receipt of the captured pest detection data via the network from the unmanned vehicle, the computing device accesses an electronic database to determine an identity of the at least one pest. Based on the determined identity of the crop-damaging pest, the computing device transmits a control signal to the unmanned vehicle to cause the insecticide output device of the unmanned vehicle to dispense one or more insecticides specific to the identified crop-damaging pest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon
  • Patent number: 10512260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are shown for selectively capturing a targeted animal that are directed to capturing an animal in a capture module having a one way capture mechanism and, using instructions executing in a controller, sensing the animal in an identification module and, responsive thereto, capturing an image of the animal, analyzing the captured image to identify whether the animal is a targeted animal, if the animal is the targeted animal, processing the animal, and releasing the animal. Additional examples involve performing chromatic or pattern analysis on the captured image, using the chromatic or patent analysis results, searching a database for machine recognized animal colors or patterns, generating a probabilistic assessment based on color or pattern of whether the animal in the identification module is the targeted animal, and generating a target determination indication based on the probabilistic assessment based on color or pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Barton
  • Patent number: 10421022
    Abstract: A detachable structure includes a toy and a detaching tool. The toy comprises a first part and a second part engaged with the first part. The detaching tool comprises a presser and elastic holders with holding parts that are at any one of a holding position and a holding releasable position. The first part is elastic and comprises an elastic engaging hook that is at any one of an engaged position and an engagement releasing position. The second part engages with the first part when the second part is brought to the first part in a certain direction so that the second part slidably contacts the first part to move the elastic engaging hook to the engagement releasing position and then further to the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10390527
    Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: VM PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Vickery, Larry Covington
  • Patent number: 10357027
    Abstract: A bait station for pest control is provided that comprises an enclosure. The enclosure defines an access chamber that includes an entry port for entry of a pest therein, and a bait chamber that holds a bait product harmful to a pest. A partition section separates the access chamber and the bait chamber. A closure element is associated with the access port and is moveable between a first position covering the access port, and a second position exposing the access port. A detector arrangement outputs a signal indicative of presence or otherwise of a pest in the access chamber. A controller receives the signal and records a pest activity event. The controller moves the closure element to the second position to open an access port between the access chamber and the bait chamber when a number of recorded pest activity events are at least equal to a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rentokil Initial PLC
    Inventor: Savvas Othon
  • Patent number: 10306885
    Abstract: In crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and the like, the damage caused by diseases etc. is still immense, and diseases resistant to existing microbicides have emerged. Under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural microbicides is desired. The present invention provides an anthranilic acid ester compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein A1, A3 and A4 each represent a CH group, A2 represents a C-haloalkyl group, R1 represents an alkyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an acyl group, R4, R5 and R7 each represent a hydrogen atom, R6 represents a haloalkyl group, Z represents an alkyl group, and m represents 0, 1 or 2), or a salt thereof, an agricultural and horticultural microbicide comprising the compound or a salt thereof as an active ingredient, and a method for using the microbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Furuya, Atsushi Okada, Hiroto Harayama, Yutaka Abe, Naoto Shimizu, Eiji Yasukouchi, Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 10271534
    Abstract: A device, system, and method of controlling pests are disclosed. A pest control device includes a sensor having a sensor cell and a controller. A surface of the sensor cell is coated with an agent that reacts with a targeted biochemical analyte secreted by pests. The controller is coupled to the sensor and is configured to receive sensor data from the sensor cell indicative of a rate of change in sensor mass detected on the surface of the sensor cell, determine whether the rate of change in the sensor mass based on the received sensor data exceeds a predefined threshold rate, and transmit a pest detection alert notification to a server in response to a determination that the rate of change exceeds the predetermined threshold rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Beach, Andrey N. Soukhojak, Neil A. Spomer, Shane L. Mangold, Ravi B. Shankar, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Jeremy Chris P. Reyes, Bruce A. Jacobs, William L. Winniford, Ronda L. Hamm, Phillip J. Howard, Andrew J. Pasztor, Jr., Mary D. Evenson, Thomas G. Patterson, Natalie C. Giampietro
  • Patent number: 10264777
    Abstract: An ant bait station is formed as a stick pack having multiple compartments, wherein each of the compartments contain a bait for a target ant species, and includes a plurality of apertures to the respective compartments. Some or all of the baits may contain a pesticide, for example a borate. In at least one of the compartments containing a pesticide, the apertures are large enough to permit the target ants to enter and exit. In some embodiment a compartment contains a bait without a pesticide. This may improve performance if the non-pesticidal bait attracts ants to the trap, and the lack of pesticidal component extends the life of the attractant. The compartment containing the bait without a pesticide may have apertures that are too small to permit the ants from entering and exiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sterling International Inc.
    Inventors: Qing-He Zhang, Rodney G. Schneidmiller
  • Patent number: 10226039
    Abstract: Apparatus for holding bait including a housing part that can be inserted into a manhole, in particular a sewer manhole or a cable duct manhole, at least one bait platform disposed in the housing part and delimiting at least one passage opening through a rodent can reach a bait disposed on the bait platform and/or a bait held on at least one bait-holding device disposed in the housing part, at least one closing body, which is mounted so that it can be moved relative to the bait platform, wherein the closing body in an open position is moved away from the bait platform, such that the at least one passage opening delimited on the bait-platform side is exposed, and in a closed position is moved toward the bait platform, such that the at least one passage opening delimited on the bait-platform side is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jürgen Buchstaller, Wolfgang Bittlinger
  • Patent number: 10165769
    Abstract: A bait station for feeding toxic bait to pest animals. The bait station is a generally enclosed structure having one or more open entrances where a pest animal can enter the bait station and feed on toxic bait at a feeding location. Blocking members are disposed in the conduits leading from an entrance to the feeding location. The blocking members prevent the feeding animal from removing bait in stick form from the bait station, and can optionally extend down, outside the bait station, such that the extensions of the blocking members can be used to anchor the bait station to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10136631
    Abstract: A trapping device and method for capturing and monitoring the existence and behavior of crawling insects, such as bed bugs, is provided. The trapping device has a textured two-dimensional surface with one or more triangular entrance areas, where one of the triangular sections functions as a base, one or more wing sections, connected to either one the base or to another wing section by a neck; and a collecting area connected to one or more wing sections by a bridge. The trapping device can further include a support structure, and can be enclosed in a case with one or more entrances. The trapping device can also comprise a catching area that can optionally include an adhesive for immobilizing the insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Nichole Thuis, Joelle F. Olson, Douglas B. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10029932
    Abstract: A non-dissolvable immersible dispensing puck in the shape of a dissolvable halogen puck when the dissolvable halogen puck is in an undissolved state with the non-dissolvable immersible dispensing puck physically interchangeable with a dissolvable halogen puck when placed in a dispenser for normally holding only a set of halogen pucks to enable a single dispersant dispenser to be converted to a dual dispersant dispenser without changing the structure of the single dispersant dispenser by placing a dispenser within a dispenser wherein only one of the dispensers may be provided with adjustable water ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KING TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Joseph A King
  • Patent number: 10023896
    Abstract: A system for checking interior air contamination, the system including a sealed device including twin ports, a sampling device including a pump to extract at least some of the air from the interior of the sealed device, and a microbial detect to determine if the air contains contaminants. The twin ports are removably engageable with the sampling device to allow a circuit of air between the pump unit and the sealed device, such that air extracted from one of the twin ports by the pump is returned to the other of the twin ports, allowing no escape of the air to the environment. The sealed device is sealed to prevent, except through the twin ports, exterior air to flow into the sealed device and the air from the interior to flow out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Pneuma Pure Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Bain, David Woolfson
  • Patent number: 9968081
    Abstract: A hunting decoy apparatus, wherein the decoy exhibits lifelike movements controlled mechanically by a user. The apparatus comprises an outer sleeve member and a movable slidable member slidably engaged within the outer sleeve member. The outer sleeve member attaches to the ground. The decoy stand is inserted into the movable sliding member and extends perpendicular from the outer sleeve member in an upward direction with a decoy on top. The distal ends of the slidable inner sleeve member and the outer sleeve member are connected by an extension limiting biasing element such as a spring or elastic cord. A tether is attachable to the proximal end of the movable slidable member. To activate movement of the decoy, the tether is pulled and released by the user causing the decoy and decoy stand to move within the slot forward and backwards. Small tugs on the tether by the user causes the decoy to move in lifelike movements creating the appearance the decoy is bobbing and pecking like a wild bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Darrel J. Shea, Melissa Mia Kain
  • Patent number: 9826730
    Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: VM Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Vickery, Larry Covington
  • Patent number: 9814232
    Abstract: An insect control sheet containing a Cry polyhedron prepared by fixing an insecticidal protein (a Cry toxin) produced by Bacillus thuringiensis to a polyhedron of polyhedrin protein is provided. The insect control sheet contains the Cry polyhedron and is used by floating on water. The insect control sheet is floatable on water, and includes a pure matrix layer 20 and a toxin-containing matrix layer 30 containing the Cry polyhedron 51 which are layered on the underside of a sheet-shaped first sheet substrate 10. The pure matrix layer 20 is composed of a degradable or water-soluble second material and the toxin-containing matrix layer 30 is composed of a degradable or water-soluble third material and the Cry polyhedron. The toxin-containing matrix layer sustainably releases the Cry polyhedron to the water on which the insect control sheet is floated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYOTO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOCY
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nakayama, Yasuisa Takinishi, Yoshihide Inako, Hajime Mori, Tomoko Hirano, Yoshihiro Harada
  • Patent number: 9802741
    Abstract: An improved mount for receiving a padlock to securely enclose a case includes a pair of aligned holes and aligned indentations formed in the lid and the container body. The padlock mount includes a saddle formed between one of the holes and indentations, with a peripheral sidewall to restrict rotational movement of a padlock shackle. A padlock receptacle receives the padlock body in a recessed area to protect it against damage and restrict movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Phelan
  • Patent number: 9572338
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9532564
    Abstract: A pre-baited consumer bait station for rodents which is gnaw resistant and has other design features to make the bait station resistant to rodenticide access by children, dogs, other pets, domestic animals, and nontarget wildlife. An injection molded translucent cover is permanently locked to a base about the cover's edges and center by elastic actuated hooks which engage receptacles on the base. The cover forms a labyrinth joint with a peripheral wall of the base. Double walls on exterior portions of the peripheral wall strengthen the walls where they form part of a closely confining bait receptacle which surrounds a bait block on portions of all sides. Circuitous internal passageways limit access to the bait. An interior wall extends to support the cover center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9504244
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for dispensing bait for the monitoring or control of pests. A garbage container includes garbage a storage member and a wheel assembly, which supports the storage member. The wheel assembly includes at least one wheel member and an axle joining the wheel member to the garbage storage member. A bait holding station is located inside the wheel member. Pests may enter the interior of the wheel member through an entrance aperture formed in a wall of the wheel member, such as an axle-engaging portion of the wheel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: R C Solutions Inc
    Inventors: Cheryl Leigh Highet, Stephen C. Slagter, Roy Melling, Leonard Scott Huff
  • Patent number: 9451761
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for the control and management of wildlife populations (including domesticated animals) and pests. Specifically provided are pest control systems incorporating the use of repellent or attractant formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: James D. Messina
  • Patent number: 9402383
    Abstract: A trap for mass capturing and controlling the insect called “cotton boll weevil”, comprising a tubular central body (1) having a bottom section provided with holes (11), a housing formed by a perforated lid (7) and a base or bottom lid (3) provided with holes (3B) and further including one or more openings (12) to allow insect entering the housing from the bottom section (1); b) an insecticide dispenser section (4) inside the housing, c) a hole section for venting and discharging vapors (5) located at a position that is farther from the base or bottom lid than the insecticide dispenser (4); d) a perforated vessel (8) to contain an attractant diffuser (14) outside the housing and above it, and e) a closure (9) of the perforated vessel (8) at its upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria
    Inventor: Ivan Bonacic Kresic
  • Patent number: 9392784
    Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: VM PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Vickery, Larry Covington
  • Patent number: 9370177
    Abstract: A consumable aqueous gel is provided for use in pest control. The gel sates the thirst of pests and increases the consumption of bait by pests. The gel is substantially free of biocides. The gel may be provided as a combination for use in a pest control device. The combination comprises an aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides and a bait. A pest control device comprises a container having a first compartment containing an aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides. A method of controlling pests comprises the step of deploying any of the aforementioned aqueous gel, combination according or pest control device. An aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides may be used with or in a pest control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Babolna Bio Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Bajomi, Janos Daru, Lajos Fekete, Attila Halasi, Vince Pozsar, Jozsef Schmidt, Janos Szilagyi, Laszlo Takacs, Jozsef Tomcsik
  • Patent number: 9192151
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9185896
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to polymer devices impregnated with semiochemical attractants for termites. The materials for delivering the semiochemicals are preferably cellulose-free. Devices of the subject invention are placed in soil and provide a slow-release and permeation of the semiochemicals into the adjacent soil so that termites tunneling in the vicinity are directed toward the chemical sources. Because the semiochemicals are impregnated in the polymer, the device also protects the semiochemicals so that they do not degrade rapidly under field conditions. In a preferred embodiment, the subject invention comprises a durable station housing, preferably with a removable bait, wherein the body of the station housing itself is impregnated with a semiochemical attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Nan-Yao Su
  • Patent number: 9161525
    Abstract: An ant bait stake is provided having two components including an outer housing and an inner bait pack or reservoir that is separate from the outer housing. The outer housing has a main component and a minor component. The main component includes a bait pack compartment for receiving the bait pack, and a ground engaging stake. The minor component includes a door coupled along one edge to the bait pack compartment by a living hinge. The door and bait pack compartment include complementary structures that securely seal the bait pack compartment once the bait pack has been placed in the compartment and the door closed. A neck portion with an access channel to the bait pack therein has a break-away tab that extends outwardly of the housing, the tab being removable by the consumer without any tools or other devices when the ant bait stake is ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew N. King
  • Patent number: 9155294
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bait station and method for securing it using a receptacle for holding a weight to weight a bait enclosure and by stakes formed as a unitary part of the enclosure for securing the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: VM Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Vickery
  • Patent number: 9113622
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly apparatus to attract and kill insect pests is described. The apparatus includes two panels, which could be made from one folded sheet, coupled together to form a housing for a pad containing an insect attractant, e.g. a pheromone. The outer surface of the housing has a plurality of louvered vents for dispersion of the scent from the attractant to the environment thus attracting the insect pest. The apparatus is configured to be capable of being on a fruit tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Suterra LLC
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence, Ernest Netter, Cheyne Detwiler
  • Publication number: 20150128479
    Abstract: An acoustic signal for attracting rats comprising a playback recording or synthetic generation of vocalizations of rats or mice is provided. The vocalizations may be of rat pups, and may be characterized by sonic frequency components in the range of 1.8-7.5 kHz and/or ultrasonic frequency components in the ranges of 21-24 kHz, 40-50 kHz and/or 60-96 kHz. The vocalizations may be of adult male rats, including courting adult male rats, characterized by sonic frequency components in the range of 15-20 kHz and/or ultrasonic frequency components in the range of 20-100 kHz. The vocalizations may be of adult female mice, including nursing adult female mice, characterized by sonic frequency components in the range of 8-12 kHz and/or ultrasonic frequency components in the range of 25-100 kHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen J. Takacs, Antonia E. Musso, Regine M. Gries, Gerhard G. Gries
  • Publication number: 20150121745
    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: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    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: 9015989
    Abstract: An insect toxic bait dispenser has a top with multiple downwardly opening compartments in which toxic bait fluids may be retained by an underlying foil barrier. The top is supported on a base with posts positioned beneath the barrier. Base prongs extend into a top shaft with ledges at different heights, preventing part separation when the barrier is intact above the posts, and, when the top is closed on the base, piercing the foil seal and dispensing liquids into fluid retaining members held in base pockets. To use, a peripheral tear strip is removed from the base, permitting the top to descend on the base causing the posts to puncture the seal, compressing the fluid retaining members against the barrier to receive and dispense toxic bait liquid while retarding the rate of liquid evaporation. The top may be hinged to the base, or urged downwardly by a threaded cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Zeamer, James R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8997396
    Abstract: Rodent bait station assemblies and methods for assembly and bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: VM Products Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Vickery, Larry Covington
  • 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: 8984802
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a plastic base with a bottom opening which receives a removable bait receptacle which is engaged by two resilient fingers to the base, and secured by a downward projection from the lid, which offers a child-resistant latch, such that the bait receptacle can only be removed for rebaiting by simultaneously deflecting the downward projection and the two fingers while extracting the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Rick Leyerle, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8984801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bait station and method for securing it using a receptacle for holding a weight to weight a bait enclosure and by stakes formed as a unitary part of the enclosure for securing the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: VM Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Vickery
  • Patent number: 8984803
    Abstract: Locks for use with pest-control devices such as bait stations or other loadable devices, kits that include a lock and key, and pest control devices that include a lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: VM Products Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Covington
  • Patent number: 8978291
    Abstract: A rodent poison holding and delivery container includes a rear wall, a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall and a bottom wall. The first and second lateral have a terminal ends positioned opposite of the rear wall and which are positioned on opposite sides of a front opening extending into the housing. A cover is positioned on the rear wall, the first lateral wall and the second lateral wall. The cover closes an access opening extending through a top side of the housing. The cover is movable to expose the access opening. A panel is attached to the housing and covers the front opening. The panel is flexible and has a vertical slit therein extending upwardly from a lower edge of the panel. Rodent poison is positioned on the bottom wall and accessed by rodents through the front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael M. Cambre
  • Publication number: 20150068106
    Abstract: A device, method and system for killing and disposing of parasites, such as ticks and fleas, wherein a dispenser (1) having a bowl-shaped reservoir (5) located on a dispensing cap (4) is filled with an alcohol based solution (3) that is stored in a bottle (2) and pumped through a supply tube (6) into the bowl-shaped reservoir. Parasites may be placed into the bowl-shaped reservoir and alcohol based solution to kill the parasites. The used alcohol based solution and bowl-shaped reservoir may then be cleaned and dispenser may be stored until needed again. The dispenser may be stored near an entry way through which the animal commonly enters a home after being outside so that the animal may be checked for parasites immediately upon entry into the home. The device, method and system may also be used by groomers, veterinarians and kennels when checking an animal for parasites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia L. Singleterry
  • Patent number: 8943743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device coated with a friable composition comprising an insect toxicant wherein the geometry of the device, the presence of openings in the device, the presence of a highly volatile attractant independently located inside the device, and the composition comprising an insect toxicant function together to release an effective concentration of the highly volatile attractant vapor into the environment at a rate that maintains attractancy and at the same time kills the insect as soon as the insect comes into contact with the vapors of the insecticide or the composition impregnated on the surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Plato Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Alfred Plato, Timothy Bruce Johnson, James Scott Plato, Stacy Elizabeth Plato
  • Publication number: 20150027033
    Abstract: A termite extermination method of the present invention includes putting a termite extermination device 1 at a termite habitat. The termite extermination device 1 includes an exterminating agent housing 3 that is at least partially formed of a moisture-proof film 12 and houses an exterminating agent 13 in an interior of the exterminating agent housing 3. The moisture-proof film 12 includes a laminate having a paper layer and a metal layer laminated one upon another. At least the paper layer is subjected to a rugging process. The laminate is disposed in the exterminating agent housing 3 so that the paper layer serves as an outermost surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuura, Chihiro Himuro, Tomoyuki Yokoi, Yuya Suzuki, Kosaku Nozaki, Masanaga Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150007487
    Abstract: Present embodiments include a system and method for providing a bus bar boot or cover for a bus bar feature formed from a material with an integral or non-integral pest repellent. The bus bar boot or cover may include a polymer formed with geometric features configured for formfitting about a bus bar component. The pest repellent may be integrated with the polymer or applied to the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Leis, Paul T. Krause
  • Publication number: 20150000183
    Abstract: An insect-discouraging kit (200) comprising a device (300) installable in a drain outlet, a device (400) installable in a sink basin, and a solution (400) for cleaning floors around a sink station. The device (300) and the device (400) each include a dissolvable body incorporating the insect-discouraging material which dispenses over a period of time without human participation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: BLACKHAWK LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Sapara, JR.
  • 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: 20140366429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for pest control; and to the use of said apparatus for pest control. The apparatus comprises a hollow station forming at least one entrance for the pests to be controlled; a pheromone of a pest to be controlled; and a contact pesticide for the pests to be controlled, said contact pesticide being provided inside said hollow station, and the hollow station being designed to prevent the pests from remaining within said hollow station without expenditure of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: David G. BOLIN
  • Patent number: 8904702
    Abstract: A container for a substance, such as an ant trap container for ant bait is comprised of a minimum number of component parts that are each formed in a cost effective manner to produce an inexpensive container. The component parts of the container include a flexible sheet that seals the substance inside the container. The sheet can be easily manually grasped and pulled from an opening of the container to expose the substance to the opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Round Peg Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Roy G. Mayo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140338251
    Abstract: An ant bait stake is provided having two components including an outer housing and an inner bait pack or reservoir that is separate from the outer housing. The outer housing has a main component and a minor component. The main component includes a bait pack compartment for receiving the bait pack, and a ground engaging stake. The minor component includes a door coupled along one edge to the bait pack compartment by a living hinge. The door and bait pack compartment include complementary structures that securely seal the bait pack compartment once the bait pack has been placed in the compartment and the door closed. A neck portion with an access channel to the bait pack therein has a break-away tab that extends outwardly of the housing, the tab being removable by the consumer without any tools or other devices when the ant bait stake is ready for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew N. KING