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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2849664
(54) English Title: SALT LICK BLOCK SUPPORT INCORPORATING A LIQUID CONTAINER THEREIN
(54) French Title: SUPPORT POUR BLOCS DE SEL A LECHER COMPRENANT UN CONTENANT A LIQUIDE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A01M 31/00 (2006.01)
  • F16M 13/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • BOURGAULT, SERGE (Canada)
(73) Owners :
  • DUBOIS, STEVE (Not Available)
(71) Applicants :
  • BOURGAULT, SERGE (Canada)
(74) Agent:
(74) Associate agent:
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2014-04-24
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2014-11-17
Examination requested: 2017-04-26
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country/Territory Date
1308989.1 United Kingdom 2013-05-17

English Abstract


A salt lick block support incorporating a liquid container therein has a main
body member
having a hole in a top surface thereof. A hollow central portion adapted to
hold a granular
material therein, and a base portion extending outwardly from a lower section
thereof and
including a plurality of holes therethrough adapted to allow fasteners therein
to securely hold
the salt lick block support to a chosen surface. A plurality of fasteners
adapted to extend
through respective of the plurality of holes and engage the chosen surface. A
removable
container adapted to hold a liquid therein, has an opening in a top portion
thereof, and is
adapted to fit and be held in place within the hole in the top surface of the
main body member,
wherein the removable container further includes a small aperture in a bottom
surface thereof
that is adapted to allow the liquid to pass therethrough in a drop-by-drop
fashion.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

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CLAIMS
1.) A salt lick block support comprising a main body member having a
hole in a top surface thereof, a hollow central portion adapted to hold a
granular material therein, and a base portion extending outwardly from
a lower section thereof and including a plurality of holes therethrough
adapted to allow fasteners therein to securely hold said salt lick block
support to a chosen surface; a plurality of fasteners adapted to extend
through respective said plurality of holes and engage said chosen
surface; and a removable container adapted to hold a liquid therein,
has an opening in a top portion thereof, and is adapted to fit and be
held in place within said hole in said top surface of said main body
member, wherein said removable container further includes a small
aperture in a bottom surface thereof that is adapted to allow said liquid
to pass therethrough in a drop-by-drop fashion.
2.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, wherein said main body
member and said hollow central portion are formed in a conical shape.
3.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, wherein said hole in said top
surface of said main body member is formed in a circular shape; and
wherein said removable container is formed in the shape of an
elongated cylinder.
4.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, wherein said removable
container further contains an upper rim extending outwardly from a top
portion thereof and is adapted to engage a top surface rim of said top
surface of said main body member, such that said removable
container is held in place therein.

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5.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, wherein a liquid is placed
within said removable container; and wherein said liquid is chosen
from a group of liquids that have an odor that is adapted to attract
animals.
6.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, further comprising a granular
material adapted to be placed within said hollow central portion of said
main body member; wherein said granular material is chosen from a
group of granular materials that have an odor that is adapted to attract
animals.
7.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, further comprising a sponge
member adapted to be placed within said hollow central portion of said
main body member; and wherein said sponge member contains a
liquid substance therein having an odor that is adapted to attract
animals.
8.) The salt lick block support of claim 1, wherein said plurality of
fasteners are chosen from a group of fasteners comprising nails,
screws, and stakes.
9.) A combination of a salt lick block and a salt lick block support
comprising:
a salt lick block formed and adapted to fit onto a salt lick block support;
and
a salt lick block support comprising a main body member having a
hole in a top portion thereof, a hollow central portion adapted to hold a
granular material therein, and a base portion extending outwardly from
a lower section thereof and including a plurality of holes therethrough
adapted to allow fasteners therein to securely hold said salt lick block
support to a chosen surface; a plurality of fasteners adapted to extend

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through respective said plurality of holes and engage said chosen
surface; and a removable container adapted to hold a liquid therein,
has an opening in a top portion thereof, and is adapted to fit and be
held in place within said hole in said top surface of said main body
member, wherein said removable container further includes a small
aperture in a bottom surface thereof that is adapted to allow said liquid
to pass therethrough in a drop-by-drop fashion, such that said salt lick
block can be placed securely upon said salt lick block support.
10.) The combination of claim 9, wherein said salt lick block, said main
body member, and said hollow central portion are formed in a conical
shape.
11.) The combination of claim 9, wherein said hole in said top surface
of said main body member is formed in a circular shape; and wherein
said removable container is formed in the shape of an elongated
cylinder.
12.) The combination of claim 9, wherein said removable container
further contains an upper rim extending outwardly from a top portion
thereof and is adapted to engage a rim of said hole in said top surface
of said main body member, such that said removable container is held
in place therein.
13.) The combination of claim 9, wherein a liquid is placed within said
removable container; and wherein said liquid is chosen from a group
of liquids that have an odor that is adapted to attract animals.
14.) The combination of claim 9, further comprising a granular
material adapted to be placed within said hollow central portion of said
main body member; wherein said granular material is chosen from a

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group of granular materials that have an odor that is adapted to attract
animals.
15.) The combination of claim 9, further comprising a sponge member
adapted to be placed within said hollow central portion of said main
body member; and wherein said sponge member contains a liquid
substance therein having an odor that is adapted to attract animals.

Note: Descriptions are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

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Salt lick block support incorporating a liquid container therein
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
[001] The present invention relates generally to hunting equipment but more
particularly to a salt lick block support incorporating a liquid container
therein for putting a liquid based bait.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
[002] In order to bait game, hunters often use salt lick blocks. Preferably,
these salt lick blocks should be securedly attached so that they remain
at a known location. Although animals return to the salt lick block when
they have found it, the problem is that it can take a while to find it in the
first place so that a habit is created. There is therefore a need for a way
to help game find the salt lick block in the first place.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
15[003] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known devices
now present in the prior art, the present invention, which will be
described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide objects and
advantages which are:
[004] To provide for a for a salt lick block base which can be secured to a

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fallen tree or tree stump and that also contains a container which is
designed to contain a smelly substance which attracts game to it.
[005] In order to do so, the invention comprises a main body member having a
hole in a top surface thereof. A hollow central portion adapted to hold a
granular material therein, and a base portion extending outwardly from a
lower section thereof and including a plurality of holes therethrough
adapted to allow fasteners therein to securely hold the salt lick block
support to a chosen surface. A plurality of fasteners adapted to extend
through respective of the plurality of holes and engage the chosen
surface. A removable container adapted to hold a liquid therein, has an
opening in a top portion thereof, and is adapted to fit and be held in
place within the hole in the top surface of the main body member,
wherein the removable container further includes a small aperture in a
bottom surface thereof that is adapted to allow the liquid to pass
therethrough in a drop-by-drop fashion.
[006] In one preferred embodiment, the main body member and the hollow
central portion are formed in a conical shape.
[007] The hole in the top surface of the main body member is formed in a
circular shape; and wherein the removable container is formed in the
shape of an elongated cylinder.

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[008] The removable container further contains an upper rim extending
outwardly from a top portion thereof and is adapted to engage a top
surface rim of the top surface of the main body member, such that the
removable container is held in place therein.
5[009] A liquid is placed within the removable container and the liquid is
chosen
from a group of liquids that have an odor that is adapted to attract
animals.
[0010] A granular material adapted to be placed within the hollow central
portion of the main body member chosen from a group of granular
materials that have an odor that is adapted to attract animals.
[0011] A sponge member adapted to be placed within the hollow central portion
of the main body member wherein the sponge member contains a liquid
substance therein having an odor that is adapted to attract animals.
[0012] The plurality of fasteners are chosen from a group of fasteners
comprising nails, screws, and stakes.
[0013] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important
features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof
that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present
contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional

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features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will
form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
[0014] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the
invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited
in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements
of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in
the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of
being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be
understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are
for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
[0015] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception,
upon
which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the
designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the
several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that
the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions
insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present
invention.
[0016] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the
various
features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with
particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this
disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating

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advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference
should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter
which contains illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.
5BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
[0017] Figs. 1 a-b Exploded and isometric views of the invention.
[0018] Figs. 2a-b Top and cutaway views of the invention.
[0019]Figs. 3-8 Exploded, isometric, top and cutaway views of various
embodiments.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
[0020] A salt lick block support (10) has a main body member (12) having a
hollow center portion (14) in a top surface (15) thereof, and into which a
removable container (16) can be fitted.
15[0021] The support (10) has a base portion (18) having a plurality of holes
(20)
through which mechanical fasteners such as stakes (26), nails (28), or
screws (30) can be driven.

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[0022] The removable container (16) further contains an upper rim (17)
extending outwardly from a top portion (19) thereof and is adapted to
engage a top surface rim (21) on the top surface (15) of the main body
member (12), such that the removable container (16) is held in place
therein.
[0023] The hollow center portion (14) can be used, as is, to put granules
thereinto, or the removable container (16) can be put in when liquid is
used. The removable container (16) has a small aperture (24) designed
to allow for a liquid to drip drop by drop.
10[0024] Alternatively, a sponge member (34) or an equivalent high absorbency
material can be put inside the hollow center portion (14), The sponge
member (34) (or equivalent) containing a liquid substance, as per the
removable container (16), can be fitted.
[0025] Besides hunters, the block support (10) can also be used by farmers for
their own livestock.
[0026] There are small variations in the embodiments, as shown in figs. 3 to 8

which fall within the scope of a single invention.
[0027] In use, after the support (10) has been secured onto a surface,
granules
or a liquid are put inside the hollow center portion (14). And then, a salt

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lick block (32) having a hollow central shaft is inserted over the main
body member (12). Some types of salt lick blocks (32) are designed with
such a hollow shaft. The bait attracts game by way of releasing specific
aromas that have been shown to attract animals. They can be
pheromone based or simply sweet in fragrance.
[0028] As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the
present invention, the same should be apparent from the above
description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of
usage and operation will be provided.
10[0029] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that
the
optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to
include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of
operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious
to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those
illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are
intended to be encompassed by the present invention. Therefore, the
foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the
invention. Further, 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 and operation shown and described,
and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be
resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.

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(22) Filed 2014-04-24
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2014-11-17
Examination Requested 2017-04-26
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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Application Fee $200.00 2014-04-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2016-04-25 $50.00 2016-04-20
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2017-04-24 $50.00 2017-03-28
Request for Examination $400.00 2017-04-26
Back Payment of Fees $250.00 2019-01-14
Back Payment of Fees $200.00 2019-01-14
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Current Owners on Record
DUBOIS, STEVE
Past owners on record shown in alphabetical order.
Past Owners on Record
BOURGAULT, REMI
BOURGAULT, SERGE
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