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  1. NeedAValidUserName

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Mar 7 2011 21:12:56
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    Hello, I just bought 2 new beds and I'm keeping my fingers crossed here. I honestly tried to search around for an answer for this question but couldn't find it. What is the best placement for a passive monitor if I have climbup interceptors on the beds? Does it even make sense to use both? I don't have a headboard. I've heard the floor is not a good place.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Mar 8 2011 18:21:56
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    Climb ups are passive monitors. What other type of passive monitor did you buy?

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    BB Alert. I suppose just in case sheets drag on the floor or something. Could also stick them on the sofa, which will not have climbups, or the crib....

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 10 2011 19:45:41
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    Where should I put it if I'm sleeping on an air mattress? vertical at the head of it? I haven't had the guts to move back into my room with the bed yet

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    KillerQueen - 2 days ago  » 
    Climb ups are passive monitors. What other type of passive monitor did you buy?

    Sorry big man, I and the English language will have to disagree with you on this one. ClimbUP's are insect interceptors, that is what is disclosed in Chang Lou's patent application, They are a form of trap as they detect bedbugs through the simple process of isolating them between the wells of the device in the same way that pit fall trap does.

    To be a true monitor you have to use no trapping methods to detect either the presence of the target insect or the signs that it has been present.

    Yes I appreciate this may seem pedantic and somatic but it does relate to a method patent which has been published and should soon be granted.

    With regards placement in conjunction with air beds you can place at the head end with 50% of the passive outside of the mattress and the remainder under. You should keep the bed in a similar position and orientation to where the original bed was to maximize detection. If in doubt email me a picture of the bed located in the room from the head and and I will mark an install location and send back to you.

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    I am happy to answer questions in public but will not reply to message sent directly or via my company / social media. I am here to help everyone and not just one case at a time.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Mar 23 2011 11:57:52
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    How can interceptors not be passive monitors? Anything that doesn't send out a signal (CO2, heat, pheromones) is passive. Anything designed to be used for monitoring is a monitor.

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    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - 2 hours ago  » 
    How can interceptors not be passive monitors? Anything that doesn't send out a signal (CO2, heat, pheromones) is passive. Anything designed to be used for monitoring is a monitor.

    Its a pit fall trap, therefore its a trap not a monitor. I appreciate that you might not follow the specificity of the language but it is for a very good reason.

    As both patents are published you can look up the exact text and you will see what I mean.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 31 2011 10:47:07
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    Is there any reason I should care what words mean in patent-law gobbledygook? I'm not a patent lawyer. I'm not trying to get anything patented.

    In English, a device for monitoring something is called a monitor, regardless of whether it works by beeping when a patient's blood pressure gets too low or by making exuviae and feces be visible when bed bugs are present. If all things called "monitors" shared a common principle of operation, while other things used for monitoring were called something else, then it would make sense to put interceptor traps used for monitoring into that hypothetical other category. But monitors don't all work the same way, and there is no such other category.

    It certainly sounds as though BBAlerts are better monitors than pitfall traps or glue traps. But an inferior monitor is still a monitor.

    The patent application for the ClimbUp:
    http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=VmLXAAAAEBAJ

    and the patent for BBAlert:
    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-find-publication-getPDF.pdf?PatentNo=GB2463953&DocType=A&JournalNumber=6307


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