Manually operated suction device for capturing small objects
ApplicationNo. 07/104957 filed on 10/06/1987
US Classes:43/133, Catchers43/136, Adhesive43/139Suction
ExaminersPrimary: Godici, Nicholas P.
Assistant: Skillman, Karen
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA01M 1/06 (20060101)
A01M 1/00 (20060101)
A01M 1/14 (20060101)
A01M 3/00 (20060101)
A01M 3/04 (20060101)
AbstractA hand-held, manually-operable, portable device is described for capturing insects. The device includes (a) a bellows for creating a vacuum when squeezed, (b) a trap chamber having a nozzle opening to the atmosphere, the trap chamber including an adhesive interior surface, (c) a conduit connected between the bellows and the trap chamber, (d) a screen in the conduit, (e) a valve in the conduit which is movable between open and closed positions, and (f) a trigger to actuate the valve and cause it to open, allowing air to rush through the nozzle and draw an insect into the trap chamber.