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1. (WO2018161065) REMOTE MONITORING OF LIVE CATCH RODENT TRAPS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/161065    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/020840
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A01M 23/38
G08B 21/22
A01M 23/02
A01M 23/16
Applicants: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
Inventors: DALY, Thomas J., Jr.
WANNINGER, Daniel J.
ZIELINSKI, Todd M.
JINNURI, Kalyan C.
KOZIAR, Peter, Jr.
Title: REMOTE MONITORING OF LIVE CATCH RODENT TRAPS
Abstract:
A live catch trap having a light-based sensor mounted therein and remote communication capability is provided. The light-based sensor may be a visual image device such as a CMOS or CCD camera that evaluates the status of the trap interior for the presence of insects and/or rodents. The camera may be activated to check the trap interior either periodically or in response to an event as detected by one or more sensors such as a motion detector, accelerometer, pressure sensor and/or temperature sensor. Alternatively, the trap may include a reflectivity sensor or a photo sensor including arrays of LEDs and photodiodes. The trap includes a microprocessor that evaluates the data collected by the light-based sensor to determine what type of activity has been sensed and then reports this information wirelessly to a remote user.