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Title: US5537777: Insect capture device
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Geeting, Eliot; Dana Point, CA 92629

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1996-07-23 / 1995-10-08

Application Number: US1995000544778

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

ECLA Code: A01M3/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 043/134; 015/119.1;
Original: 043/134; 015/119.1;

Field of Search: 043/132.1,133,134,135,137 015/119.1,119.2

Priority Number:
1995-10-08  US1995000544778

Abstract: An insect stopping and capturing device, comprising a handle with a compression chamber at one end of the handle. A shaft extends through the handle into the compression chamber where a soft head is attached to the shaft, the soft head larger than the diameter of the compression chamber. A hand grip is attached to the shaft opposite the compression chamber. From a comfortable distance, the user positions the soft head over a crawling or stationary insect. The hand grip is pulled away from the compression chamber to draw the soft head into the compression chamber to wrap the soft head around the insect as the head is being compressed. The insect can then be released outdoors by pushing the hand grip, which in turn ejects the insect. The insect may also be terminated by simply placing the compression chamber against a hard surface and then pushing the hand grip toward the surface. The head is compressed against the surface, crushing the insect contained therein. The user then lifts the device from the ground, and ejects the crushed insect remains.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Goldstein & Associates ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hail, III, Joseph J.; Stelacone, Jay A.

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 insect pickup tool, for capturing an insect, comprising:
  • a soft material head, the head is comprised of a sheet of flexible mesh material having a plurality of diamond shaped openings, the sheet of flexible mesh material is bunched up, forming a middle which is tied to form a ball having a plurality of petals;
  • a compression chamber having a large opening, the large opening smaller in size than the soft material;
  • a shaft, the shaft extending into the compression chamber, the head attached to one end of the shaft, the shaft capable of pulling the head into the large opening of the compression chamber to compress the head thereby creating a scooping action that entangles and captures an insect in the head;
  • a hollow handle, having a diameter, the compression chamber attached to one end of the handle, the shaft extending through the handle, the head limiting travel of the shaft at one end, the compression chamber further comprises an angled portion that makes a transition between the diameter of the handle and that of the large opening;
  • a hand grip, attached to the shaft opposite the compression chamber, the hand grip limiting travel of the shaft toward the compression chamber; and
  • a twine, the twine is knotted around the head, extends through the shaft, and is attached to the shaft opposite the head by the hand grip.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 2pp US109720* 1870-11 Darnall    
Get PDF - 3pp US719383  1903-01 Shych   COMBINED MOP AND WRINGER.
Get PDF - 3pp US984332  1911-02 Whitehead   FLY-KILLER.
Get PDF - 3pp US1261957  1918-04 Pewther   TOY PROJECTILE.
Get PDF - 5pp US1533868* 1925-04 Kingman    
Get PDF - 2pp US1656969* 1928-01 Babl    
Get PDF - 3pp US1750163* 1930-03 Disney    
Get PDF - 3pp US3364512  1968-01 Yamashita et al.   MOP SQUEEZING COVER SLIDABLE ON MOP HANDLE
Get PDF - 4pp US4694605  1987-09 Garcia et al.   Mosquito eliminator
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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G96-353331 DERG96-353331

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