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Title: US4850133: Spring loaded ecology bug catcher
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Burzdak, Louis; Los Angeles, CA 90064
Edwards, Timothy D.; Los Angeles, CA 90064

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1989-07-25 / 1988-12-29

Application Number: US1988000291507

IPC Code: Advanced: A01M 3/00;
IPC-7: A01M 3/04;

ECLA Code: A01M3/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 043/136; 043/137; 294/019.1; 294/104; D22/122;
Original: 043/136; 043/137; 294/019.1; 294/104;

Field of Search: 043/065,110,116,134,135,136,137 294/19.1,104

Priority Number:
1988-12-29  US1988000291507

Abstract:     An ecology bug catcher for efficiently trapping a bug without killing it includes a hollow tube with a first end and a second end, a catching mechanism for catching a bug, an ejecting mechanism and a triggering mechanism. The catching mechanism has a first position in which it is resiliently biased so that it is normally closed and a second position in which it is held open. The catching mechanism is slidably coupled into the hollow tube at the first end so that the hollow tube holds it in the second position until the catching mechanism is ejected from the hollow tube and returns to the first position. The ejecting mechanism ejects the catching mechanism from the hollow tube. The triggering mechanism releases the catching mechanism. The ejecting mechanism includes a plug, a spring and a connector and ejects the catching mechanism in order to catch a bug. The plug is mechanically coupled to the hollow tube adjacent to the second end. The spring with a first end and a second end is insertedly coupled into the hollow tube. The first end of the spring is mechanically coupled to the plug. The connector with a first end and a second end connects the first end of the spring to the plug and the second end of the spring to the catching mechanism. The connector is insertedly coupled into the hollow tube. A stopping mechanism stops the connector from being completely ejected from the hollow tube.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Johansen, W. Edward ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Godici, Nicholas P.; Starkweather, Michael William

Maintenance Status: E3 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. An ecology bug catcher for efficiently trapping a bug without killing it, said ecology bug catcher comprising:
  • a. a hollow tube which has a first end and a second end;
  • b. catching means for catching a bug, said catching means having a first position in which said catching means is resiliently biased so that it is normally closed and a second position in which said catching means is held open, said catching means being slidably coupled into said hollow tube at said first end so that said hollow tube holds said catching means in said second position until said catching means is ejected from said hollow tube whereby said catching means returns to said first position;
  • c. ejecting means for ejecting said catching means from said hollow tube; and
  • d. triggering means for releasing said catching means whereby said ejecting means ejects said catching means in order to catch a bug.


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