Patents by Inventor Jack William Renforth

Jack William Renforth has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10609905
    Abstract: A pet toy includes a handle, a cord, a retractable cord apparatus coupled with a first end of the cord and being structured to retract the cord into itself after the cord has been pulled out, an attachment mechanism coupled to the second end of the cord and structured to releasably couple to an object, and a telescopic pole having a first end coupled to the handle and a second end coupled to the retractable cord apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LITTLE BIG CAT, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Jackson Galaxy
  • Patent number: 10512246
    Abstract: An improved trimmer is structured to be held in the palm of a user's hand. The trimmer has a grinding drum that is advantageously structured to be situated in a palmar region of the user's hand that can be said to extend from the palm and to be generally bounded by the fingertips. When the trimmer is held in the palmar region, the thumb and certain fingers can support the trimmer, and other fingers that are not necessarily employed in supporting the trimmer are usable to operate a control switch of the trimmer. The control switch controls operation of a drive motor that is connected with a grinding drum which provides abrasive surfaces that are engageable with the animal nail or claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Mark Charles Kitchens, Regis Marie-Jean Wandres
  • Patent number: 9814215
    Abstract: A pet toy includes a handle, a wire composed of a metallic material, a wire attachment apparatus coupled with a first end of the wire, an attachment mechanism coupled to a second end of the wire and structured to releasably couple to an object, and a telescoping pole having a first end coupled to the handle and a second end coupled to the wire attachment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LITTLE BIG CAT, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Jackson Galaxy
  • Patent number: 9516861
    Abstract: An improved flea comb apparatus can be used to remove fleas from animals such as cats, dogs, and the like and advantageously includes a retractable flea comb and lights that are automatically illuminated when the flea comb is in a deployed condition. The lights attract fleas and aid in their removal by providing an intensity of light at the undercoat region of an animal that has not previously been conveniently provided. The lights also assist the user in identifying fleas during combing of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson
  • Patent number: 9421932
    Abstract: An improved flexible or semi-rigid vehicle partition apparatus can be used to isolate an animal from certain regions of a vehicle. A plurality of embodiments are disclosed. The improved partition apparatuses can be installed directly behind the front seat or seats of a vehicle and/or, depending upon the configuration of the vehicle, can be installed behind the rear seat or seats of the vehicle. The partition apparatuses are generally lightweight, flexible, manufactured from inexpensive components, and are relatively easy to be installed into a vehicle interior and to removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld
  • Patent number: 9301493
    Abstract: A pet carrier includes a bottom panel having a pair of end edges and a pair of side edges that are longer than the end edges, a pair of side panels attached to the side edges of the bottom panel, a pair of end panels attached to the end edges of the bottom panel, and a top panel. The bottom panel, the side panels, the end panels, and the top panel enclose an interior area for carrying a pet when the pet carrier is in a closed configuration. One of the side panels is an openable side panel structured to fold downward and form a flush surface with the bottom panel when the pet carrier is in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson
  • Patent number: 9295921
    Abstract: A module structured for use with a toy is provided. The module includes a light emitting assembly. The light emitting assembly has a circuit board and a battery assembly. The battery assembly includes an attachment portion coupled to the circuit board and an end portion opposite the attachment portion. The module further includes a housing, the housing having a containing portion and a stabilizing portion extending from the containing portion at a junction. The stabilizing portion is structured to engage the toy and the containing portion is located on the light emitting assembly. The end portion is located between the junction and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Peter Owen Frickland, Kyle Douglas Burger, Mark Oblack, Ryan Wills
  • Publication number: 20150257367
    Abstract: An animal exercise device and animal exercise apparatus provide a beam of collimated light whose impingement on a surface can be chased by a cat for beneficial. The animal exercise device can be mounted upon an elongated wand to form the animal exercise apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jack William Renforth
  • Publication number: 20150257365
    Abstract: A pet toy includes a handle, a cord, a retractable cord apparatus coupled with a first end of the cord and being structured to retract the cord into itself after the cord has been pulled out, an attachment mechanism coupled to the second end of the cord and structured to releasably couple to an object, and a telescopic pole having a first end coupled to the handle and a second end coupled to the retractable cord apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Jackson Galaxy
  • Publication number: 20150257364
    Abstract: A pet toy includes a handle, a wire composed of a metallic material, a wire attachment apparatus coupled with a first end of the wire, an attachment mechanism coupled to a second end of the wire and structured to releasably couple to an object, and a telescoping pole having a first end coupled to the handle and a second end coupled to the wire attachment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jack William RENFORTH, Jackson GALAXY
  • Publication number: 20140308875
    Abstract: A module structured for use with a toy is provided. The module includes a light emitting assembly. The light emitting assembly has a circuit board and a battery assembly. The battery assembly includes an attachment portion coupled to the circuit board and an end portion opposite the attachment portion. The module further includes a housing, the housing having a containing portion and a stabilizing portion extending from the containing portion at a junction. The stabilizing portion is structured to engage the toy and the containing portion is located on the light emitting assembly. The end portion is located between the junction and the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: JACK WILLIAM RENFORTH, PETER OWEN FRICKLAND, KYLE DOUGLAS BURGER, MARK OBLACK, RYAN WILLS
  • Publication number: 20140261229
    Abstract: An improved method of forming a structure out of a polymer such as TPR includes forming a body that is molded to include at least a portion of a connector, interconnecting the portion of the connector with a cooperative other portion of the connector, and overmolding the connected portions of the connector with a polymeric material to retain the connector in its connected configuration. This enables, for example, a link of a chain to be formed from an elongated body having at its ends cooperable connector portions that are connectable together to form a ring-like structure which is substantially continuous about its longitudinal extent. The connector is then overmolded with a polymeric material, which may be the same material from which the elongated body is formed or another material, in order to retain the portions of the connector in the connected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeng Yi Bao, Jack William Renforth
  • Patent number: D715500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Douglas Golenz
  • Patent number: D722549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D722550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D722728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jaime Kimmerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D722942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D722943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D724792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jaime Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson
  • Patent number: D728167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson, Paul Fair, Jaime Kummerfeld, Roy Swanson