US Patent No: 6,105,535

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Ant habitat with retainer lip

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An ant habitat includes an outer transparent member which is vacuum-formed from a plastic sheet of material to have a through opening with an outer flexible perimeter wall. An inner transparent member having an inner flexible perimeter wall is connected through a flange to the outer transparent member to provide a space between the inner and outer flexible perimeter walls for receiving particulate material that will permit ants to burrow therethrough. The outer transparent member has a retainer lip extending above the inner transparent member to prevent the egress of ants.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS, INC.DOMINGUEZ HILLS, CA16

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Atamian, George C Upland, CA 3 34
Mehler, Brian A Long Beach, CA 3 18

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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOMINAGA JYUSHI KOGYOSHO (1)
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5,619,952 Pest Barricaded animal feeder 36 1995
5,575,236 Method of using an ant habitat construction 8 1995
5,779,517 Construction kit 9 1997

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