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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
043107000 Insect 172
043060000 Imprisoning 44
043077000 Impaling or smiting 31
043100000 Fish 19
043098000 Electrocuting 18
043064000 Self and ever set 15
043085000 Choking or squeezing 10
043088000 Jaw 4
20080263937SPRING PIN LOCK FOR ANIMAL TRAP - A trap with a cross-like frame having a first member with upturned ends in which are pivotally mounted a pair of opening and closing arch shaped jaws. A pair of jaw actuators have central apertures, each embracing both jaws at opposite ends thereof, the actuators being pivotally carried on the respective arms of an U shaped retention pin. A Spring Pin Loc is coupled to the respective arms of U Shaped Pin and extends across the cross member between an attachment for the bait pan 10-30-2008
20110167710Trap - A trap includes a generally U-shaped spring element with a first and a second arm extending in the same general direction, the arms ending in a set of jaws, the spring element implemented such that with the spring relaxed the jaw set is closed, a trigger linkage comprising a first link pivoted on the first arm of the spring element and a second link pivoted on the second arm of the spring element, with the first link positioned in front of the second link toward the jaw set, and pivoted to the second link at a point between the arms about equidistant from each arm, wherein the length of the links is such that, with the spring element relaxed the linkage is folded, and with the spring element arms urged apart with the arms approximately parallel, the links are essentially collinear, a constraint mechanism rigidly attached to the second link and having an extension over the first link, such that, with the spring element positioned horizontally, the linkage mechanism is constrained to a specific magnitude of folding downward, but is not constrained in folding upward except by the closing of the jaw set, and a paddle attached to an underside of one of the first link and extending toward the jaw set, the paddle having an upward curvature at an end away from the first link and closer to the jaw set.07-14-2011
20110162255RODENT TRAP - Trap for mice and rats comprising two legs (07-07-2011
20100257773Mousetrap - An improved mousetrap has an upper jaw pivotally mounted with a lower jaw, and a bait platform mounted between the upper and lower jaws, The bait platform acts as a trigger to initiate jaw closure when depressed. A circumferential spring for closing the jaws around the bait platform encircles the jaws and is retained in a retaining groove of the lower jaw. The upper jaw has a rear, lower corner for retaining the spring when the jaws are open; and a rear, upper corner for retaining the spring when the jaws are closed. Contractile force of the spring pulls the spring from the lower corner toward the upper corner, to complete jaw closure.10-14-2010
043073000 Self-reset 2
20110056117RAT TRAP - A rat trap (03-10-2011
20120124887CPU-controlled, reaming electronic animal trap with three-killing-plate configuration - An electronic animal trap with a CPU-controlled, rearming, three-killing-plate configuration and extended killing cycle for trapping and exterminating larger rodents such as rats. The high-voltage output circuit is connected to a pair of killing plates which are activated with a high-voltage pulse train for a killing cycle when a pest of known impedance is sensed across said pair of plates. A third killing plate, electrically coupled to a first plate of said pair of plates, is brought to the voltage level of the first plate within approximately 1 msec of circuit activation for increased kill and escape-prevention capabilities.05-24-2012
20090056198Bristle stone aquarium worm trap - A bristle stone worm trapping device is made from or concealed within a rock, which may be a live rock. The trapping device may be made by cutting a rock in two, drilling a bait holding cavity within the rock, and drilling bait access tunnel holes in the rock. Alternately the trapping device may be made by simply drilling a cylindrical opening in the rock forming an inner bait holding cavity and means for accessing the bait holding cavity. Bait is placed within the cavity or cylindrical opening. Alternately a plastic or PVC bait holding tube or pipe having end caps and sidewalls with bait access holes therein may be placed inside the cavity or cylindrical opening drilled in the rock.03-05-2009
20120167448HUMANE RACCOON LEG HOLD TRAP - A humane animal leg hold trap designed to restrain a Raccoons paw or foreleg. The trap has an enclosed bait area behind a pivoting gate. The gate opens when the Raccoon pushes on it with its paw and foreleg to reach for the bait. The Raccoon's paw or foreleg then becomes wedged between the gate and the housing. The Raccoon provides the holding force of the trap by attempting to remove its paw or foreleg from the trap. The trap has a double swivel anchor chain attached to the traps anchor bail which restrains the Raccoon and the trap at the traps set location.07-05-2012
20090193707Telemetry-Enabled Trap Monitoring System - Disclosed is a trap including a status LED configured to indicate a trap status, a door sensor configured to indicate a door status, and a status button, configured to: 1) wake a micro controller such that the telemetry-enabled trap can be registered with a telemetry system, and 2) cause the status LED to indicate at least the trap status and the door status. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring the trap. The method includes receiving GPS data, monitoring the GPS data for valid positional information, and receiving an event message from a trap tracker module.08-06-2009
20120180377RACCOON TRAP - The animal trap of the present invention includes a tubular body with an open forward end and a closed rear end. A spring loaded restraint is pivotally mounted on the body so as to be movable between open and closed positions. A latch on the body engages the restraint to set the restraint in the open position. A trigger on the body engages the latch to set the trap. The trigger is movable in opposite forward and rearward directions by an animal, such as a raccoon, reaching its paw into the housing and pushing or pulling the trigger leg, such that the latch is disengaged and releases the restraint, which is forced by a spring to the closed position to catch the animal's paw in the tubular body.07-19-2012
20120227312ARTHROPOD TRAP HAVING INTEGRATED FLUID ATTRACTANT DISPENSER - A method and system for trapping arthropods includes a base and a first wall coupled to the base. The base and the first wall define a fluid source retention area. The first wall has an exterior surface. The device also includes a second wall coupled to the base and surrounds the first wall. The second wall has an interior and exterior surface. The exterior surface of the second wall has a first texture, and the exterior surface of the first wall and interior surface of the second wall have a second texture. The first texture is more coarse than the second texture.09-13-2012
20110214337ANIMAL TRAP HAVING TIMED RELEASE DOOR - An animal trap includes a housing having an opening, a door coupled to the housing, and a latch mechanism. The door is movable between a closed position in which the door obstructs the opening and an open position in which the opening is unobstructed. The latch mechanism is coupled to either the housing or the door and is configured to enable the door to be opened after a period of time has elapsed.09-08-2011
20120110891PLANT PEST TRAP AND METHODOLOGY OF USE - The invention could be a plant pest trap and a method of using same, the trap comprising of a laminate of a first sheet and a cover, the first sheet having a thickness greater than the cover, the first sheet further comprising of a first side and second side, the first side bearing a low adhesion adhesive and a bright color, while the second side presents a graphic representation, the cover reversibly covers the first side of the second sheet, the laminate being formed into a shape that matches the outline of the representation presented by the second side; a support staff secures at one end to the laminate while the other end of the support staff is used to anchors the staff in soil surrounding a plant to which the trap is to protect after the protective covering is removed from the first sheet.05-10-2012
20090265976Tree snake fence - The Snake Fence (1), especially for catching snakes. The netting is attached to elastic or non-elastic cord (2) which is wrapped around a tree, tree limb, or any natural or manmade surface. (3) The cord is attached to the netting and the netting is overlapped. (4) It is the single, double, or multiple layering of netting that catches the snakes and holds the snakes. The snakes cannot extricate themselves from the netting. The netting is proportional in size to the snake being caught; the elastic or non-elastic cord is proportional in size to the tree, tree limb, or any natural or manmade surface.10-29-2009
20120042562CLIPPING TYPE MOUSE GLUE TRAP - A clipping type mouse glue trap includes two openable/closable boards and at least one elastic member. The two boards have top surfaces coated with layers of glue. The elastic member has two ends respectively fixed to outer edge portions of the two boards. The two boards have bottom surfaces to which a plurality of fulcrum stands is mounted. The fulcrum stands and inner edge portion of each board define a closing section. When a mouse contacts the closing section of the board or the outer edge portion of the board and starts to struggle, the two boards use the arrangement of the fulcrum stands to close to each other. The elastic member makes the two boards closed toward each other in a quick and powerful manner to effectively stick the mouse to the glue layers of the two boards, preventing the mouse from freeing itself with the struggling.02-23-2012
20100162614RODENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAVING BAIT SUPPORTS - A rodent management system includes a housing having a base and a lid together at least in part defining an interior space of the housing. The lid is positionable relative to the base between a closed configuration of the station in which the interior space in substantially enclosed, and an opened configuration of the station in which the interior space is accessible for servicing. The housing has at least one entry opening through which rodents enter the interior space of the housing. The base has an inner surface at least in part defining an interior floor of the housing. A bait support is positionable within the interior space of the housing and configured for supporting bait above the floor of the housing. The bait support is further configured for releasable connection with at least one of the base and the lid.07-01-2010
20100192450Self Closing Glue Trap - A glue trap includes as substrate which has a glue layer deposited on a first surface and score lines formed on a second surface. When a rodent ventures onto the glue layer the action of the rodent in trying to free itself causes the glue trap to roll up and envelop the rodent.08-05-2010
20100251598Tamper Resistant Weighted Rodent and Insect Bait Station - 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.10-07-2010
20130167427COLLAPSING TRAP - A collapsing trap is described. The collapsing trap includes a base and a plurality of surrounding panels pivotally attached with the base. An outer panel is attached with one of the surrounding panels. A locking mechanism is attached with the surrounding panels to selectively hold the panels in an open configuration. A trigger is operably connected with the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a locking pivot that is attached with the base and connected with the trigger. The locking pivot is adapted to rotate and lock onto each of the surrounding panels to hold the surrounding panels in an open and substantially planar configuration. When the locking pivot is activated by the trigger, the locking pivot rotates to release the surrounding panels and cause the surrounding panels (and outer panel) to collapse up and around the base to trap the item therein.07-04-2013
20110239526Method of Using a Versatile Pest Station with Interchangeable Inserts - One aspect of the present invention provides a method of interchanging inserts in a pest station. A lock mechanism interlocking a lid to a base of a pest station is unlocked and the lid is opened. A first insert including an entrance mechanism is removed from a cavity of the pest station and a second insert including at least one of a bait, an attractant, and a snap trap is placed within the cavity of the pest station. The lid is closed and the locking mechanism is secured to interlock the lid to the base.10-06-2011
20110146133PEST CONTROL DEVICES, METHODS, AND APPARATUS - Described are devices and methods for pest control, including devices useful to place pest control devices at locations of use such as at a crop (e.g., at a branch of a tree), certain embodiments of devices including a capsule (06-23-2011
20110041383RODENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A rodent management station includes a housing having a base and a lid that together at least in part define an interior space of the housing. The lid is positionable relative to the base between a closed configuration of the station in which the interior space is substantially enclosed, and an opened configuration of the station in which the interior space is accessible for servicing. The housing has an entry opening through which rodents enter the interior space of the housing. The rodent management station also includes at least one of a trap and a bait positionable within the interior space of the housing. The base includes a floor panel and an inner surface on which rodents move within the interior space. An upstanding rear wall extends upward relative to the floor panel about substantially less than the circumference of the floor panel.02-24-2011
20080222942Method of Detecting and Exterminating Rodents - A method of detecting and exterminating rodents can include collecting geographical data of underground rodent tunnels and nests within a defined geographical region. Additionally, the method can include processing the geographical data, and presenting the data in a form sufficient to allow an operator to identify a location of the underground rodent tunnels and nests. A method of detecting and exterminating rodents also can include exterminating rodents dwelling in the underground tunnels and nests. A system of detecting and exterminating rodents includes a substantially above-ground surveyor which can generate data of underground rodent tunnels and nests, and a data processor which can receive, store, interpret and present the data generated by the surveyor. Additionally, the system can also include an exterminating device.09-18-2008
20110302821Adhesive Trap Device - A trap device (12-15-2011
20100319238RODENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A rodent management station has a housing with an interior space and includes a base and a lid that define at least in part the interior space of the housing. The lid is positionable relative to the base between a closed configuration of the station in which the interior space is substantially enclosed, and an opened configuration of the station in which the interior space is accessible for servicing. The housing has an entry opening through which rodents enter the interior space of the housing. The lid includes a pair of spaced fins and the base includes a pair of spaced slots. Each of the slots are sized and configured for receiving one of the fins in the closed configuration of the station to thereby facilitate alignment of the lid with the base and to inhibit lateral movement of the lid with respect to the base.12-23-2010
20120005947Pest Control Device with Glueboard Guide - A pest control device uses a replaceable glueboard to immobilize pests attracted to the pest control device. A unique guide is provided to help prevent the adhesive surface of the glueboards from coming into contact with other surfaces of the pest control device during installation and removal of such glueboards.01-12-2012
20100199543Spring Activated Adhesive Rodent Trap - An adhesive rodent trap includes a base member on which an adhesive layer is deposited. A bi-stable spring member is attached to a lower surface of the base member. When a rodent ventures onto the adhesive layer, the spring snaps into a curved configuration and forces the base member into a curved state which envelopes and conceals the rodent.08-12-2010
20080236023Automated pest-trapping device - A pest-trapping device includes a frame, a catch mechanism sized to fully cover the frame, an actuator, and an optical sensor operatively connected to the actuator for detecting presence of a pest. The actuator moves the catch mechanism from a first position and a second position.10-02-2008
20100275502RODENTICIDE - The present invention relates to rodenticides, methods of killing a rodent comprising administering to said rodent, a lethal dose of an isolated 11-04-2010
20100287815METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HARMFUL RODENTS IN AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES - The present invention relates to a method for controlling harmful rodents on agricultural premises, using rodenticides.11-18-2010
20130118054Invisitrap - The Invisitrap is a rodent trap that comprises a clear vinyl plastic tray that can be attached to the surface via four adhesive strips located on the bottom of the plastic tray. The top of the tray is covered with glue that produces a smell similar to that of a peanut butter. The smell of the peanut butter attracts a rodent to the trap, where a rodent gets attached to the glue. The clear design of the plastic tray makes the Invisitrap almost indistinguishable to a rodent's eye.05-16-2013

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