06-06-2020

Patents

Name of technology: Insect Handling Device
Patent No.: 252363
Granted on: 10/05/2012
Technology related to: Crop protection, biological control

Brief Description of Technology including salient features: An insect handling device comprises of a rigid platform provided with one holes in the centre and another beside it and yet another near the margin of the platform. The central hole and the one on the margin are connected with a U shape tube from below and another tube called collecting tube from above the platform. The third hole is connected with a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner and U shape tube is housed in a ventilated box and the rigid platform makes roof of this box. The central hole is provided on the upper side with four radial ridges. A container in which insects are collected must have a collecting hole in its lid and permeability to air. This container is kept upside down over the central hole. The U shaped tube is protruded a bit which is fixed to the lid-hole of the collecting container. The collecting container is housed in the outer container provided with a hole which in turn is provided with a sliding strip that can cover the said hole. When the vacuum cleaner is switched on, vacuum is created in the outer container which in turn create vacuum inside the inner container. The air gush inside the U shape tube and the collecting tube. Insects are sucked along the air through the collecting tube into the inner container, which could be an insect rearing jar or egg laying chamber.

Utility: The device helps in handling insects in large number very efficiently there by reducing the operational cost in insectaries in general and bio-control insectaries in particular. This device improves the efficiency in commercial production of bio-control agents and reduces operational cost. Since its application is in bio-control insectaries, hence it contributes to the ecologically sound pest management.

This devise is adopted in many laboratories and bio-control insectaries across India
Social Impact: The device also prevents the health hazards to the workers involved in insectaries
Target users/stakeholders: Entomology laboratories and bio-control insectaries
Principal Inventor: Dr. Pradyumn Kumar, Ex-PI Entomology, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana
pradyumn.kumar@gmail.com

Co-Inventor: Dr. JC Sekhar, PI Entomology, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana
Licence to: Amar Chand & Co., 56, Industrial Estate, Ambala Cantt-133 006.

Insect Handling Device (Patent No. 252363)

Name of technology: Insect rearing cage
Patent No.: 252363
Granted on: 29/4/2019
Technology related to: Insect rearing, crop protection, biological contro

Brief Description of Technology including Salient Features: The insect rearing cage includes a collapsible tripod support stand and a state of the art fabric bag. The cage gets cylindrical shape when hung on its tripod. The top of the cage is provided with a free metal ring in the folds of flange on the upper periphery of bag to arrest it and a steel plate in side at the bottom of the bag to keep specimen. During summer, the cage is made to sit in an outer steel plate and water is poured, that continuously wet the cotton cloth by capillary wicking, which keeps the interior of the cage cool and humid a situation congenial for rearing of insects. The cage is easily dismantled and stored when not in use. The cloth and the plate can easily be taken out and washed, thus hygienic conditions can be maintained for insect rearing. The size of the cage and the type of the cloth material can be as per requirement. The cage can be half translucent and half cotton cloth, or full translucent, or black or any other colour, with or without sleeve, depending upon the need of the insects it is used for.

Utility: An economic insect rearing cage having a construction which is easy-to-use and low maintenance, helps in handling insects in large number very efficiently there by reducing the operational cost in insectaries in general and bio-control insectaries in particular.

Impact: Adopted in many laboratories and bio-control insectaries across India
Social Impact: Since it’s a zero energy cage in providing humidity and cooling, it contributes to the ecologically sound pest management
Technology Spread: Adopted in laboratories and bio-control insectaries across India
Target users/stakeholders: Entomology laboratories and bio-control insectaries

Principal Inventor & Contact details: mail id Dr. Pradyumn Kumar, Ex-PI Entomology, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana; pradyumn.kumar@gmail.com
Co-Inventors: Drs. Suby SB, JC Sekhar, R. Sai Kumar, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana
Title of the project under which it is developed & Year of development: AR:DMR: 7:14 Management of Maize Insect Pests, Year 2011 Commercialized: Yes, Amar Chand & Co., 56, Industrial Estate, Ambala Cantt-133 006.

An insect rearing cage (Patent No. 252363)

Name of technology: Dynamic volatile collection system
Patent No./Patent application No.: 1235/DEL/2015
Technology related to: Chemical ecology, volatile sampling, crop protection

Brief Description of Technology including Salient Features: A device for sampling volatiles under continuous air-flow from multiple specimens (2 to >10) simultaneously using a single flow meter and pump each at inlet and outlet. The system comprises an aeration chamber with provision to attach manually packed/pre-packed air-purifying adsorbents. The chamber has many outlet ports to supply purified air to specimen chambers. A specimen chamber is provided with a stopper fitted with two tubes, one to supply purified air and the other, an outlet tube with an attachment to fit manually packed/pre-packed volatile trap. The out let tube is connected to a vacuum chamber having many inlet ports which receive air post volatile trap. The system is operated in pull mode with suction at outlet, where the air flow of the system is monitored by a flow meter and in push-pull mode with air flow at inlet and suction at outlet, monitored by flow meters one at each end. The specifications are flexible keeping in view of the type, size and number of specimens to be used by the end user. The prototype in picture was designed for sampling from ten specimens at a time; which could be modified according to the requirement.

Utility: To sample organic volatiles from live specimen without suffocation and volatile saturation. eg. Sampling pheromones from live insects, plants, flowers, microbial colonies, soil etc.

Target users/stakeholders: Scientific community and perfumery
Principal Inventor & Contact details, mail id: Dr. Suby SB, Scientist, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana; sb.suby@icar.gov.in
Co-Inventors: Drs. Pradyumn Kumar, JC Sekhar, Lakshmi Soujanya P, ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana
Title of the project under which it is developed & Year of development: DMR 10:9 Study on biochemical basis of resistance against major pests of maize, 2015.
Commercialized: No

Dynamic volatile collection system (Patent Appl. No. 1235/DEL/2015)