US 11,653,641 B2
Furniture protector against bed bugs and other crawling insects
Philip G. Koehler, Gainesville, FL (US); Roberto M. Pereira, Gainesville, FL (US); and Enrico Paolo Levi, Modena (IT)
Assigned to University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (US)
Filed by University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (US)
Filed on Sep. 17, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/23,760.
Application 17/023,760 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/647,607, filed on Jul. 12, 2017, abandoned.
Application 15/647,607 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2016/016839, filed on Feb. 5, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/112,926, filed on Feb. 6, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2021/0000098 A1, Jan. 7, 2021
Int. Cl. A01M 1/10 (2006.01); A01M 1/14 (2006.01); A01M 1/20 (2006.01)
CPC A01M 1/103 (2013.01) [A01M 1/14 (2013.01); A01M 1/20 (2013.01); A01M 2200/011 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A trap barrier for insects, comprising:
a barrier wall having an inner surface and an outer surface and comprising a first vertical side recess at a first side end of the barrier wall and a second vertical side recess at a second side end of the barrier wall, the first side recess and the second side recess being disposed between the inner surface and the outer surface, the barrier wall being formed by interconnecting an upper barrier wall portion with a lower barrier wall portion;
an upper ledge comprising a first upper ledge portion and a second upper ledge portion, the first upper ledge portion extending perpendicularly from the inner surface at a top end of the upper barrier wall portion, and the second upper ledge portion extending away from the first upper ledge portion at an angle;
a lower ledge comprising a first lower ledge portion and a second lower ledge portion, the first lower ledge portion extending perpendicularly from the inner surface at a bottom end of the lower barrier wall portion, and the second lower ledge portion extending away from the first lower ledge portion and towards the upper ledge; and
wherein furniture placed adjacent to the outer surface of the barrier wall is protected from insects.