Decoys Patents (Class 43/2)
  • Patent number: 10893672
    Abstract: A turkey decoy system wherein the tail of the decoy can be moved from a lowered position to a raised and fanned position by a pair of control lines, wherein a fanned tail of the decoy can be oscillated by the control lines, wherein the decoy can be moved forward and backward by the pair of control lines, and wherein the decoy can be oscillated by the control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alive Action Decoys, LLC
    Inventor: Wade Aaron Gotter
  • Patent number: 10888086
    Abstract: A hunting blind incorporating a right panel having a cow silhouetting periphery; a left panel having a cow silhouetting periphery; and a matrix of cross members spanning between the panels; wherein one of the matrix members pivots for seating; wherein another of the matrix members is adapted to pivot in the manner of a door and has a cow rear silhouetting periphery; and wherein another of the matrix members pivots to form a storage shelf; the hunting blind further incorporating a cow head silhouetting plate suspended from the panels' forward ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Tony Cassity
  • Patent number: 10779528
    Abstract: A waterfowl decoy support is provided which boasts the ability to provide support to existing flotation type waterfowl decoys for placement on a ground surface. The support is designed such that it is easily attachably removable to and from the keel of the flotation type waterfowl decoy. Moreover, when the waterfowl decoy support is attached to the decoy and positioned in the ground, the decoy support imitates the lower extremities of a live waterfowl animal, providing an authentic, highly effective waterfowl appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BB Waterfowl, LLC
    Inventors: William B. Brooks, Brandon L. Rexroad
  • Patent number: 10674719
    Abstract: At least two unmanned air vehicle (UAV) drones are deployed to a target location, the target location being associated with a species. At least one robot is deployed to the target location, wherein the at least one robot mimics an appearance of the species. Sensor data is collected from the at least two UAV drones. The sensor data is analyzed to determine whether a threat condition exists. In response to a determination of the threat condition, the at least one robot is repositioned to counteract the threat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Gary F. Diamanti, Mauro Marzorati, Juraj Nyiri
  • Patent number: 10034474
    Abstract: An animal decoy comprising a coil spring, where the coil spring is shaped to resemble at least a portion of a body of an animal, and an exterior fabric layer over at least a portion of the coil spring. The exterior fabric layer displaying a realistic representation of an animal, including a representation of a first type of detail with a first edge, and a representation of a second type of detail with a second edge, wherein the exterior fabric layer is cut along at least a portion of the first edge and at least a portion of the second edge. The animal decoy has a plurality of leg pole sleeves, each leg pole sleeve includes a first top section attached at a point within an internal cavity of the animal decoy, and each have an opening connected to the exterior fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FLINT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry McPherson
  • Patent number: 9999212
    Abstract: A discrete and safe automated insect monitoring system includes a housing, an interior chamber within the housing, and a light source arranged within the housing to illuminate at least a portion of a floor surface of the interior chamber. A multi-pixel optical sensor is arranged within the housing so that a field of view of the sensor comprehends a substantial portion of the floor surface. A processing circuit arranged within the housing receives optical data from the multi-pixel optical sensor, analyzes the optical data to detect the intrusion of an insect or other object into the interior chamber by comparing most recently received optical data to previously received optical data, and generates an indication in response to detecting the intrusion of an insect or other object. Detection and/or classification results can be wirelessly forwarded to another device, to alert appropriate personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Five, LLC
    Inventors: Jason André Janét, William Stockton Howell, Stephen Paul Land, Robert W. Winston, Lisa Ann Lyons
  • Patent number: 9999215
    Abstract: A waterfowl decoy deployment system includes a hub subsystem including a casing defining a casing height and a plurality of biasing devices extending though the casing. The plurality of biasing devices is height indexed with respect to the casing height. The waterfowl decoy deployment system also includes a plurality of arms extending radially outward from the hub subsystem. Each arm of the plurality of arms is coupled to a biasing device and a plurality of waterfowl decoys are coupled to each arm of the plurality of arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Quickcoys Outdoor Products LLC
    Inventor: Keith Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 9999211
    Abstract: A discrete and safe automated insect monitoring system includes a housing, an interior chamber within the housing, and a light source arranged within the housing to illuminate at least a portion of a floor surface of the interior chamber. A multi-pixel optical sensor is arranged within the housing so that a field of view of the sensor comprehends a substantial portion of the floor surface. A processing circuit arranged within the housing receives optical data from the multi-pixel optical sensor, analyzes the optical data to detect the intrusion of an insect or other object into the interior chamber by comparing most recently received optical data to previously received optical data, and generates an indication in response to detecting the intrusion of an insect or other object. Detection and/or classification results can be wirelessly forwarded to another device, to alert appropriate personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Five, LLC
    Inventors: Jason André Janét, William Stockton Howell, Stephen Paul Land, Robert W Winston, III, Lisa Ann Lyons
  • Patent number: 9877473
    Abstract: A kit of parts for making a turkey hunting decoy, the parts including right body portion, a left body portion and a fastener so that the skin portion of a turkey tail feather fan can be clamped between the right body portion and the left body portion by the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Darrell Duane Bartel
  • Patent number: 9848597
    Abstract: A deer hunting decoy has a central post within a flexible cover having front and rear faces with coloration simulating the hind quarters of a deer, with each including a lighter colored central portion surrounded by a darker colored border. The lighter colored central portions are covered by tail flaps. The tail flaps are joined for rotational movement to an axle that extends across the central post and through holes in the flexible cover. A pull cord is directly or indirectly joined to the axle. Tugging the pull cord causes rotation of the axle and movement of the tail flaps to simulate tail movement of a deer. The central post is staked to a ground. Different decoy deer heads are interchangeably attachable. A buck head silhouette terminates in a tube connector that releasable fits within a proximal end of the central post. A grazing doe silhouette has a hook portion at one end and a doe head at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Paula McWhorter
  • Patent number: 9820479
    Abstract: A “full body” turkey decoy having one or more of a movable head and a movable neck is controlled remotely by the operator to produce a life-like animation of the decoy. The movable head bobs to the ground and the movable neck arches and straightens, simulating realistic activity. The movable components of the decoy are controlled remotely by means of one or more pull cords, with movement of the components achieved by the use of springs and counterweights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mitchell W. Beal
  • Patent number: 9814222
    Abstract: A process where materials are applied to a plastic fishing lure surface, producing a lure that possesses chromatic vicissitude as a result of water temperature fluctuations. A non-thermochromatic base layer of one or more colors is applied to the plastic fishing lure. This layer acts as the visual appearance of the fishing lure in the absence of temperature fluctuations. Clear extender is then used as an additive to the thermochromatic ink. This addition to the ink then allows the ink to be sprayed onto the surface of the lure. This ink-extender amalgam can be applied in multiple layers however the bottom layer must have the least amount of hue saturation. Each layer thereafter would increase in hue saturation. Multiple hue combinations can be utilized. Once the desired number of thermochromatic layers has been applied, an ultra-clear super high gloss lacquer finish is sprayed on to the exterior of all layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: 2028631 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Gravelle, Daniel Nossey
  • Patent number: 9717234
    Abstract: An animal attracting system and method is disclosed. The animal attracting system includes a moveable decoy and a remote control activation device. The moveable decoy provides a substantially realistic, lifelike appearance of an animal, such as a deer, and provides capability to substantially mimic the natural body movements of the animal, such as a deer. The moveable decoy includes a first motor for moving a tail portion of the moveable decoy, a second motor for rotating the body portion of the moveable decoy about a fixed mounting point, a controller for communicating with the remote control activation device and for actuating the first and second motors, and a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Philip Everington
  • Patent number: 9693550
    Abstract: A decoy suitable for hunting geese comprising a silhouette portion, side body portions attached to the silhouette portion capable of being folded into a one dimensional appearance or unfolded into a three-dimensional honeycomb appearance resembling the body of a goose from below the neck to the tail, and a stake attached to the bottom of the silhouette portion for insertion into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Jones, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 9661842
    Abstract: Rather than trying to call a gobbler and waiting for the gobbler to approach, the hunter instead attempts to seek a gobbler while holding a decoy. As the hunter comes within sight of the gobbler, he can slowly move (e.g., tilt and/or rotate) the decoy so that its fan moves in a manner that mimics movement of a real turkey. It has been found that the gobbler will often fixate on the decoy failing to notice the hunter even when he is not well camouflaged. In fact, the gobbler will often approach the decoy in an aggressive manner making it much less wary than in a typical hunt where a hunter is attempting to make calls that imitate a hen. When the hunter feels that the gobbler is fixated on the decoy, he can couple the decoy to his weapon thereby freeing both of his hands for operating his weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Big Pine Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: E. Lyle Cain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9615568
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying waterfowl decoys is provided having a hollow tubular member with an inner diameter. A line extends through the interior of the hollow tubular member. A first, smaller clip is affixed to one end of the line and a second, larger clip is affixed to the other end of the line. The first clip is sized so as to be able to be passed through the interior of the hollow tubular member, while the second clip is sized such that cannot be passed through the interior of the hollow tubular member. The hollow tubular is preferably flexible. The cables of the waterfowl decoys are drawn by the smaller clip into the interior of the hollow tubular member so as to allow for carrying of the waterfowl decoys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Sean Harding
  • Patent number: 9516869
    Abstract: A process where materials are applied to a plastic fishing lure surface, producing a lure that possesses chromatic vicissitude as a result of water temperature fluctuations. A non-thermochromatic base layer of one or more colors is applied to the plastic fishing lure. This layer acts as the visual appearance of the fishing lure in the absence of temperature fluctuations. Clear extender is then used as an additive to the thermochromatic ink. This addition to the ink then allows the ink to be sprayed onto the surface of the lure. This ink-extender amalgam can be applied in multiple layers however the bottom layer must have the least amount of hue saturation. Each layer thereafter would increase in hue saturation. Multiple hue combinations can be utilized. Once the desired number of thermochromatic layers has been applied, an ultra-clear super high gloss lacquer finish is sprayed on to the exterior of all layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: 2028631 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Gravelle, Daniel Nossey
  • Patent number: 9474267
    Abstract: An apparatus that mimics the courtship or mating ritual of a tom turkey and a hen turkey. The device has a base with a rotatable spool that is wound with a cord. A hen turkey decoy is stationary on this base while the cord is pulled forcing a tom turkey mounted on a rod and connected to the spool to rotate around the hen turkey. It has been discovered that the rotation mimics the mating ritual thus attracting other dominate tom turkeys. The simulation brings the other dominate tom turkeys into a close proximately to the decoy apparatus and close enough for a hunter to capture the dominate male turkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Donald J. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 9366381
    Abstract: A device for spreading fowl decoys on the surface of a body of water. A hub sits below the surface is removably coupleable with up to four arm arrangements. Arm arrangements are jointed, allowing hub and arm arrangements to sit below the surface of the water while decoys float on surface. Hub is connected to an anchor on the bottom of the body of water, and can be displaced horizontally with a pull cord. Cords in the arm arrangements allow for near-random motion of attached decoys, simulating a swimming motion of fowl. Hub can be displaced vertically with a pull cord, causing the decoys to dip head first into the water, simulating a feeding motion of water fowl. Hubs can be combined by coupling arm arrangements from each hub. When displaced horizontally in the water, hubs not attached to the pull cord move semi-randomly, creating more random motion in decoys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Motion Ducks, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Hardebeck, Tom Hardebeck
  • Patent number: 9345240
    Abstract: Rather than trying to call a gobbler and waiting for the gobbler to approach, the hunter instead attempts to seek a gobbler while holding a decoy. As the hunter comes within sight of the gobbler, he can slowly move (e.g., tilt and/or rotate) the decoy so that its fan moves in a manner that mimics movement of a real turkey. It has been found that the gobbler will often fixate on the decoy failing to notice the hunter even when he is not well camouflaged. In fact, the gobbler will often approach the decoy in an aggressive manner making it much less wary than in a typical hunt where a hunter is attempting to make calls that imitate a hen. When the hunter feels that the gobbler is fixated on the decoy, he can couple the decoy to his weapon thereby freeing both of his hands for operating his weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Big Pine Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: E. Lyle Cain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9107401
    Abstract: An apparatus to attract predatory animals is described. The apparatus includes an end-effector that includes an elastic member with non-homogenous elastic properties. The apparatus further includes a fixture attached to a proximal end of the elastic member. In addition, the apparatus includes an actuator attached to the fixture generates a transversal wave excitation. The transversal wave excitation propagates from the proximal end of the elastic member to a distal end of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: PRIMOS, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir M. Brajovic, John M. Petrone
  • Publication number: 20150143735
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for attracting game animals such as a turkey. An asymmetric canopy is provided with the image of a game animal such as a turkey. The canopy is coupled to a shaft and a plurality of extensible rib assemblies. A runner provided along the shaft and coupled to the extensible rib assemblies deploys and collapses the canopy as the runner is moved back and forth. The canopy is provided with a truncated flat bottom so as not to interfere with a hunters feet when the hunter is moving and to reduce snagging of the canopy on weeds and brush. The canopy may be deployed and collapsed to mimic the action of a strutting tom turkey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: D & S HUNTS, LLC
    Inventor: William Glen Downard
  • Patent number: 9038308
    Abstract: The current invention is a motion imparting decoy device that will help individuals to more effectively lure game animals into reasonable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 9038309
    Abstract: A wildlife attractor device is disclosed. The wildlife attractor device may include a tail, a mounting surface positioned adjacent to the tail that is capable of mounting the attractor device to a support structure, and a control assembly connected to the tail. The control assembly is preferably capable of moving the tail between a first position and a second position thereby attracting the attention of wildlife such as a deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Harrison Forrester
  • Patent number: 9010013
    Abstract: A hunting decoy that simulates a life-sized herd of deer includes a decoy image element that is supported during use by a support system having a central suspension support and peripheral stabilizing supports. Both the support system and the decoy image element can be collapsed for transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sterling Clark Inc.
    Inventor: Drake S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150104554
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) from a fluid stream and for delivering that extracted CO2 to controlled environments for utilization by a secondary process. Various extraction and delivery methods are disclosed specific to certain secondary uses, included the attraction of CO2 sensitive insects, the ripening and preservation of produce, and the neutralization of brine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Kilimanjaro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen B. Wright, Klaus S. Lackner
  • Publication number: 20150082681
    Abstract: A deer attracting device and/or a kit incorporating the same facilitates luring deer to a specific location. The device includes a base that is supported from below by an underlying ground surface and a lock that holds a visual lure in an upright position, extending away from the base, so that deer can easily see the visual lure. A scent carrier may be applied to the visual lure and is configured to entice deer to apply their own scent(s) to the visual lure by scent marking or licking the lure. This encourages other deer to do the same after being visually drawn close enough to the visual lure to detect the scent. Correspondingly, the deer maintain or replenish the scent of the lure mitigating the need for a human to artificially do the same. The visual lure is maintained in position on the base be a column within which a lower end of the visual lure is received, and a lock that maintains the visual lure within the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Frank Moore
  • Publication number: 20150068100
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the location in which herbivore fowl populations congregate by altering the behaviour of the fowl through the combination of providing a strong disincentive to populate areas where the presence of the fowl is not desired and a strong incentive to populate a proximate area where the presence of fowl can be tolerated. For herbivore waterfowl, and in particular Canada geese, the adjacent area also provides the waterfowl with a means of egress to water as an escape from predators and other perceived threats. The method uses a deterrent in the form of adulterated feed to dissuade the herbivore fowl from congregating in areas in which their presence is not desired and the use of an attractant in the form of non-adulterated feed to encourage the herbivore fowl to congregate in a proximate area in which their presence can be tolerated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: 2345422 Ontario Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Erlich
  • Publication number: 20150068101
    Abstract: A fishing device provided is configurable as a teaser that can simulate a live fish. A hookless teaser provided is configurable in various shapes and sizes to effectively attract a desired fish. More particularly, a fishing device is provided including a first portion, a second portion, and a flexible portion. The flexible portion may be received by and operatively attached to the first and second portions. The flexible portion may facilitate reorienting the second portion with relation the first portion to simulate swimming. The first portion may be configured to simulate a head of a fish and the second portion may be configured to simulate a tail of the fish. A loop near the central second portion end may interact with water to reorient the second portion. A method is provided for using the fishing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Calabrese
  • Publication number: 20150059227
    Abstract: A decoy comprising: (a) an anchor device comprising: (i) a crank; (ii) a spool connected to the crank; and (iii) a locking member located proximate to the spool, wherein a gap separates the spool and the locking member and the gap in a locked position is sufficiently small so that the spool is prevented from rotating and the gap in a deployment position is sufficiently large so that the spool free rotates; (b) an anchor; and (c) an anchor line connecting the anchor to the spool so that the spool in the locked position assists in retracting the anchor and in the deployment position allows the anchor to deploy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Shane Kubinec
  • Publication number: 20150052797
    Abstract: A collapsible waterfowl flag comprises a framework including a shaft, a runner, a pair of arms pivotally attached to the top end of the shaft, a pair of support bars pivotally attached to and extending between the runner and each of the pair of arms, a flexible panel having a body portion attached to and extending along the shaft and two wing portions attached to the pair of arms and extending from opposite sides of the body portion, the framework movable between collapsed and open configurations by moving the runner relative to the shaft between first and second positions, the framework and panel gathered around the shaft in the collapsed configuration, and the arms and support bars extended perpendicularly from the shaft in the open configuration thereby deploying the panel in a substantially planar disposition resembling a flying waterfowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Parsons
  • Patent number: 8959826
    Abstract: A flying decoy assembly that simulates the landing characteristics of waterfowl is provided. The simulated landing characteristics may include, but are not limited to, whiffling, gliding, floating, dipping, and/or flapping motions. The system generally comprises a waterfowl decoy pivotally interconnected to a stand. The decoy system can be used over water or in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: William Dean, Greg Wickard
  • Publication number: 20150040460
    Abstract: A decoy suitable for hunting geese comprising a silhouette portion, side body portions attached to the silhouette portion capable of being folded into a one dimensional appearance or unfolded into a three-dimensional honeycomb appearance resembling the body of a goose from below the neck to the tail, and a stake attached to the bottom of the silhouette portion for insertion into the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gary JONES, Brian JONES
  • Patent number: 8950103
    Abstract: A decoy collapsible base and frame that floats with a portion thereof immersed in a body of water. A plurality of fowl shaped bodies defining duck decoys that float are detachably connected to the frame by tether lines. The tether lines are connected to a cam and a tether anchor moveably mounted on the frame. Rotation of the cam connecting to the tether lines pivots opposing duck decoys resulting in a dunking motion of selectively positioned duck decoys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Chris A. Bullerdick, Brett M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150027028
    Abstract: Decoy attachment devices for attaching hunting decoys to cover structures, such as layout blinds or ghillie blankets, are provided. The decoy attachment devices can be permanently attached to a hunting cover structure, or designed to be removeably secured to one or more straps, such as stubble straps, on the cover structure. Also provided are decoy assemblies that include a cover structure, a decoy attachment device and an attached decoy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Steinberg
  • Publication number: 20150027029
    Abstract: A waterfowl decoy animation device comprising a frame having a first elongated frame member and a second elongated frame member configured in a cruciform configuration, a first pulley wheel rotatably attached to a first end of the first frame member, a second pulley wheel rotatably attached to a second end of the first frame member, a third pulley wheel rotatably attached to a first end of the second frame member, and a fourth pulley wheel rotatably attached to a second end of the second frame member; a drive motor operatively associated with one of the pulley wheels; a drive belt around the pulley wheels; an electric source operatively associated with the drive motor; and at least one waterfowl decoy attached to the drive belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Carl Ray Mager
  • Patent number: 8938905
    Abstract: A deer attracting device and/or a kit incorporating the same facilitates luring deer to a specific location. The device includes a base that is supported from below by an underlying ground surface and a lock that holds a visual lure in an upright position, extending away from the base, so that deer can easily see the visual lure. A scent carrier may be applied to the visual lure and is configured to entice deer to apply their own scent(s) to the visual lure by scent marking or licking the lure. This encourages other deer to do the same after being visually drawn close enough to the visual lure to detect the scent. Correspondingly, the deer maintain or replenish the scent of the lure mitigating the need for a human to artificially do the same. The visual lure is maintained in position on the base be a column within which a lower end of the visual lure is received, and a lock that maintains the visual lure within the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Moore Outdoors Productions and Products
    Inventor: Jeremy Frank Moore
  • Patent number: 8925240
    Abstract: A “full body” turkey decoy having one or more of a movable head, movable neck, or movable tail is controlled remotely by the operator to produce a life-like animation of the decoy. The movable tail raises and lowers and the tail feathers fan out in a display; the movable head bobs to the ground and the movable neck arches and straightens, simulating realistic activity. The movable components of the decoy are controlled remotely by means of one or more pull cords, with movement of the components achieved by the use of springs and counterweights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell W. Beal
  • Publication number: 20150000174
    Abstract: A multidirectional windsock style decoy may include a body bag having a decoy head hole along a front end, a wind entry hole along a side, and an interior housing. A stay open collar may keep the wind entry hole open. The decoy may further include a back support having a top side, a bottom side, a front face and a back side a decoy head having a back side. The back side of the decoy head may connect to the front face of the back support. The decoy head may close off the decoy head hole. At least one side support may connect to the top side and the bottom side of the back support. The side support may extend out towards the stay open collar. A stake may be connected to the body bag and secured in place at a particular height off the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Charles ELDER
  • Patent number: 8893425
    Abstract: A wild turkey decoy apparatus including a plurality of guide track segments that are operable to be connected in series end-to-end and adjustably supported above a ground surface to provide a generally smooth and level vertical track guide surface. The guide track carries a base member that is driven by a rugged sprocket gear system for variable speed motion in a forward and reverse direction as controlled by a transmitter from a remote location. The base serves to support a decoy that is fitted with a plurality of internal servo motors that can be selectively operated from a remote location to duplicate the natural movement of decoy parts of a wild turkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Edward James Tanner, Wesley Jack Stanley, Corey Allen Stanley
  • Publication number: 20140338248
    Abstract: A system and method for providing floating decoys is described. The system includes a mechanism for moving tethered decoys in a motion that mimics the natural movement of floating waterfowl. The mechanism includes a motor that moves one end of the tether in a circular, or approximately circular motion along the surface of the water. The decoys then move back and forth on the surface of the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Dario Leventini
  • Patent number: 8887433
    Abstract: The invention includes a decoy spreader having a central rod with a plurality of arms jointly connected to the central spine. Each arm, and at a plurality of locations on the central rod has at least one decoy attachment location. Preferably, there are at least ten decoy attachment locations. An extender mechanism may be used to help extend the arms or to retract the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Carl L Luttrull
  • Patent number: 8869732
    Abstract: A diverter for diverting birds away from overhead lines includes a plastic plate substrate having an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion is narrower than the lower portion such that a center of gravity is lower. The substrate includes a central portion and triangular-shaped left and right edge portions. The triangular portions are narrow to wide from top to bottom. The central portion includes an opening at an upper portion thereof for attachment to a ring. The central portion includes front and rear flat surfaces each having an upper area and a lower area. One of the front flat surface upper and lower areas includes a first fluorescent retroreflective sheet. One of the rear flat surface upper and lower areas includes a second fluorescent retroreflective sheet. The first and second fluorescent retroreflective sheets having respective contrasting colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: AB Hammarprodukter
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Chervick
  • Publication number: 20140298706
    Abstract: A mechanical waterfowl decoy to be used in water. It has a buoyant body and a motor that rotates a decoy head in a circular manner which provides propulsion and water disturbance for the decoy to give the appearance of a duck swimming and diving its head under water to feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Hayes Brandon Turner
  • Publication number: 20140259857
    Abstract: A bait for attracting animals and configured for screwing into the ground is provided. The bait includes a shaft portion having a center portion having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends being at opposite ends along a longitudinal direction of the center portion, and a helical protrusion extending from the center portion, the helical protrusion being adapted for engaging the ground and drawing the center portion into the ground as the center portion is rotated; and a head portion attached to the second end of the center portion. Wherein the shaft portion and the head portion are a food for the animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rick SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20140259858
    Abstract: An insect decoy is provided that includes a vapor-isolated vessel, a chemical compound disposed within the vapor-isolated vessel, and an excitation energy source. The chemical compound may have one or more absorption bands at a set of absorption wavelengths and have one or more emission bands at a set of emission wavelengths. The excitation energy source may be configured to produce electromagnetic radiation at the absorption wavelengths so as to fluoresce the chemical compound and release photons at the emission wavelengths. The vapor-isolated vessel may be configured with at least one infrared transmissive window that is substantially transparent to the released photons at the emission wavelengths of the chemical compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Technology SG, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric L. CANFIELD, Thomas M. Dykstra, Scott J. Soma, Robert E. Rasmussen, Robert P. Alston
  • Publication number: 20140259859
    Abstract: A bait for attracting animals and configured for inserting into the ground. The bait includes a shaft portion having a center portion having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends being at opposite ends along a longitudinal direction of the center portion, and a protrusion extending from the center portion, the protrusion being adapted for engaging the ground as the center portion is inserted into the ground; and a head portion attached to the second end of the center portion. The shaft portion and the head portion are a food for the animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rick SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20140250760
    Abstract: A deer tail decoy has a first triangular-shaped flap folded over a second flap. The inner faces of the first and second flaps comprise a material of a lighter color that contrasts with the outer faces of the first and second flaps. A tell-tale flap is integral with or joined to at least the inner face of the first flap. The decoy is removably mounted to an upright, such as a tree trunk. A pull cord is linked or removably joined at or near the pointed tip at the bottom of the first flap. Tugging motion on the pull cord causes the first flap to pivot upward to expose the inner faces of the first and second flaps and the tell-tale flap. In this open configuration, the deer tail decoy resembles the upward tail of a doe, and the tell-tale flap has loose edges that flutter and may be seen at angles offset from straight on view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen A. Orr
  • Publication number: 20140245652
    Abstract: A waterfowl decoy deployment apparatus comprises a drive wheel 82 having a vertical drive shaft 86 depending from a horizontal support plate 84, the drive shaft 86 rotatably locked in the drive shaft bore 80 of a reinforcement bearing 76 affixed to a housing 14, the motor shaft 58 from a motor 48 affixed to the housing 14 extending upwardly and rotatably secured in a motor shaft bore 90 in the lower end of the drive shaft 86, an array of waterfowl decoy deployment arms 18 radiating symmetrically and outwardly from the support plate 84, each waterfowl decoy deploying arm for supporting a waterfowl decoy, such that activation of the motor shaft 58 causes the drive wheel 82, bearing 76, and array of decoy deployment arms 18 to rotate in unison thereby deploying a plurality of decoys in a lifelike presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140237885
    Abstract: A new concept and invention for converting the conventional flying wing decoy into a different species/gender/genome. The system would use a decoy currently on the market and convert the product from the species that it represents to another species/gender/ or genome that the hunter is in pursuit of on that particular hunt. The system would utilize a flexible water proof plastic printed with photo/graphic design art where new body can be wrapped around and new wings inserted in one species of flying decoy to convert it to a completely different species/gender/genome. In essence a flying dove decoy can be converted to a Duck of several different types, and a flying duck decoy can be converted to a flying goose of several different types. This allows the sportsman to use one single motorized system whether it be wind or electric to hunt whatever game he is after without having to purchase several different motorized decoys that cost a lot of money and take up more space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Phillip Brooks