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Publication numberUS2720051 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1955
Filing dateJun 23, 1954
Priority dateJun 23, 1954
Publication numberUS 2720051 A, US 2720051A, US-A-2720051, US2720051 A, US2720051A
InventorsLine Dale A
Original AssigneeBill Hadlock, Philip W Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Termite shield
US 2720051 A
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D. A. LINE TERMITE SHIELD Oct. 11, 1955 Filed June 23. 1954 Dale A. L ins INVENTOR.

United States PatentO TERMITE SHIELD Dale A. Line, Bartlesville, Okla., assignor of one-third to Philip W. Smith and one-third to Bill Hadlock, both of Bartlesville, Okla.

Application June 23, 1954, Serial No. 438,644

2 Claims. (Cl. 43-131) This invention relates to improvements in termite shields for use in conjunction with building structures, and more particularly to a termite shield having a continuous saturated Wick.

The primary object of the present invention resides in the provision of a termite shield having a continuous saturated wick for preventing passage of termites and other insects above the foundation of a building or like structure.

A further object of this invention resides in the provision of novel means for enabling a continuous saturated wick to be positioned adjacent the foundation of a building.

Yet another object of the invention resides in the provision of means for enabling the containers of insecticide used in saturating the wick to be filled from a central point, yet, alternatively allowing the containers to be individually filled.

The construction of this invention features a termite shield having a downwardly and outwardly extending face portion forming a part of a container. The plates and the face portion are arranged in overlapping relationship and means comprising U-shaped conduits interconnect the various containers. An angularly upwardly and inwardly extending felt strip which extends between adjacent containers is provided.

Still further objects and features of this invention reside in the provision of a termite shield that is simple in construction and installation, efiicient in operation, and inexpensive to produce, thereby permitting wide distribution and utilization.

These, together with the various ancillary objects and features of the invention which will become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this termite shield, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated in the accompanying drawings, by way of example only, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the manner in which the termite shield is operatively installed in overlying relationship relative to the foundation of a building or like structure, with parts of the shield being shown in section for detail;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the various sections of the termite shield, showing the overlapping engagement therebetween;

Figure 3 is a plan view of a portion of the termite shield, looking along the plane of line 3--3 in Figure 2; and

Figure 4 is an exploded perspective view of the wick and the container.

With continuing reference to the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, reference numeral generally designates the foundation of a building or like structure on which the termite shield generally designated by reference numeral 12 and comprising the present invention is adapted to be installed. This termite shield 12 includes a plurality of plates 14 which are arranged in overlapping relationship with respect to each other and which have end flanges 16 for overlying one of the edges of the foundation 10 while being provided with angularly downwardly and outwardly extending portions 18.

Secured to and underlying the portions 18 are containers 20 for insecticide. The portions 18 form one of the walls of the containers 20. The containers 20 have end walls 22 which abut each other. The containers 20 are adapted to be filled with any suitable insecticide.

Positioned within the containers 20 and extending between adjacent containers are a plurality of wicks 24 formed of felt or like material which have notches 26 therein for receiving the end walls 22 of the abutting containers 20. It is to be noted that the space between the rear wall 28 of the containers and the portion 18 of each of the containers is of such size as to permit the Wick 24 to be tightly held in position. The wicks 24 extend upwardly and inwardly toward the foundation 10.

Substantially U-shaped conduits 30 interconnect adjacent containers 20. These U-shaped conduits 30 include nipples 32 which are secured to and extend through the face portions 18 and into the containers 20. Tubes 34 of any suitable plastic material or the like interconnect the nipples 32 and may be detachably positioned thereon. Thus, it can be seen that filling any one of the containers 20 will cause the filling of the other containers, thereby enabling all of the containers 20 to be filled from a central point. Optionally, the tubes 34 can he removed and the containers filled through the nipples 32. The wicks 24 will, of course, become fully saturated. by the contents of the containers.

Since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A termite shield comprising a plurality of overlapping plates adapted to overlie the foundation of a building, said plates having outwardly and downwardly extending portions, elongated containers having end walls, said containers being attached to said portions in side-byside relation and spaced from said foundation with said portions forming one of the walls of said containers, and wicks carried by said containers extending upwardly and inwardly from said containers, said containers adapted to be filled with a solution of an insecticide, said wicks extending from one container to another, and said wicks having notches for receiving the adjacent end walls of said containers to enable said wicks to form a continuous saturated shield.

2. A termite shield comprising a plurality of overlapping plates adapted to be positioned to overlie the foundation wall of a building, each of said plates having outwardly and downwardly extending portions, elongated containers having abutting end walls, each of the downwardly extending portions constituting a wall of a container and forming the means for maintaining the container in fixed relation to a plate and with the other walls thereof in spaced relation to the foundation Wall, the wall of the container in closest adjacency to the foundation wall having its upper edge spaced from the adjacent out wardly and downwardly extending portion, each container having a wick therein, said Wick extending from Within the container to and through the space between the upper edge of the container and its adjacent downwardly extending portion, each of said wicks being juxtaposed to an adjacent wick and having a notch therein to accommodate adjacent end walls of the container, and

conduits roviding passages between the containers and extending across the ends of overlapping plates, each of said conduits comprising a tube and nipples adapted to extend i to adjacent containers whereby a single container or a plurality of said containers may be filled by directing an insecticide solution into one of said conminers,

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Fairfield Apr. 1, 1924 Lipthrott Dec. 8, 1931 Davis Mar. 29, 1938 Ellis Mar. 25, 1952

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U.S. Classification43/131, 52/101, 239/56, 239/208
International ClassificationA01M1/24, A01M1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01M1/245, A01M2200/011
European ClassificationA01M1/24B