US 9,809,992 B1
Utility marker with integrated nest box
Stephen E Barlow, Edgefield, SC (US)
Filed by Stephen E Barlow, Edgefield, SC (US)
Filed on Jun. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/732,877.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/008,843, filed on Jun. 6, 2014.
Int. Cl. E04H 12/00 (2006.01); E01F 9/00 (2016.01)
CPC E04H 12/00 (2013.01) [E01F 9/00 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
8. A utility marker enhancer mountable to a support pole located in the ground, said enhancer comprising:
a generally tubular main housing portion colored according to a predetermined color scheme which designates a particular type of utility line;
said main housing portion defining an internal cavity in which a nesting animal nests; and
said enhancer further defining an opening extending between said internal cavity and an exterior of the main housing portion allows ingress and egress of said nesting animal to and from said internal cavity; and
a cap removably attached at an upper end of said main housing portion, said cap provides ventilation for the internal cavity of said main housing portion.