Confining Or Housing Patents (Class 119/416)
  • Patent number: 10398138
    Abstract: An animal exclusion system comprising first and second conductive elements electrically isolated from each other and each having a different electrical potential applied thereto, the first and second conductive elements each comprising carbonaceous particles in a polymeric binder forming a conductive load bearing surface, the load bearing conductive surface of the first conductive element being close enough to the load bearing conductive surface of the second conductive element for both surfaces to simultaneously be in electrical contact with an animal of predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LAMPMAN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Lampman, Brad Truelove, Todd Sirola, Graham Hagens
  • Patent number: 10299462
    Abstract: A conical cat house collapsible flat for washing and storage is formed from an elongate strip of sheet form material with lands of identical size at respective opposite ends and joined together by an intermediate bridging portion. One land has a pet access aperture. A zipper extends along the strip edges for progressively drawing edges of the strip together, folding up the strip to a completely enclosed, conically walled pet house with the one land forming an upstanding front conical wall, exposing the aperture for pet access and, the intermediate portion forming an upstanding rear wall and the other land forming a bottom/base. The lands are part-circular and respective opposite free edges of the intermediate bridging portion extend in parallel relation tangentially from edge portions of respective lands on respective opposite sides of the strip and join respective lands at respective re-entrant portions such that the erected pet house is wedge-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Hartelius
  • Patent number: 9957544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device comprising a sample receiving appliance, a receiving appliance for test organisms, preferably for a suspension comprising test organisms, in particular for a bacterial suspension, and a jet pump appliance, wherein the jet pump appliance is, or can be brought, into active connection with the receiving appliance, and wherein the jet pump appliance is designed and installed in order, by means of a propellant medium having a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure at the location of installation of the device to spray test organisms in the form of an aerosol in the direction of the sample receiving installation, wherein the device has an installation for controlling a reproducible pressure of the propellant medium during the spraying of the test organisms and also the use of a device according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
    Inventors: Thorsten Steinberg, Ali Al-Ahmad, Karen Lienkamp, Norbert Nanko
  • Patent number: 9901070
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a secure and comfortable animal enclosure providing convenient automated access and payment with validated User identification and validated animal identification linked to the animal's vaccinations and health records and configured for use in or near business, commercial, entertainment, workplace and other venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Victoria W. Romney, Gordon W. Romney
  • Patent number: 9175450
    Abstract: A barrier system is provided for fencing in or closing off a designated area. The barrier system includes a body including a longitudinal element extendable from the body to form a barrier between a first surface and a second surface. At least one coupling member is selectively connectable with the body between a first connection configuration such that the body is coupleable to the first surface or the second surface via the at least one coupling member and a second connection configuration such that the body is directly attachable to the first surface or the second surface. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Weiner
  • Publication number: 20150107526
    Abstract: A collapsible pet containment apparatus with foldable side walls to enable selective containment of a pet. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a pet containment apparatus that can be configured from an extended position to a folded position. The apparatus may have a fabric perimeter defining a bottom and side walls terminating around an upper frame perimeter. The upper frame perimeter may be selectively lowered to allow independent entrance and exit from an interior portion of the apparatus, defined by the fabric perimeter, by a pet such as a dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Charlotte Lemon
  • Publication number: 20150059655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chamber having at least one operator hand access port; the port comprising a port aperture located within the chamber wall; and at least two flexible non-resilient lightweight sealing gas-tight flaps(SFs), disposed the same plane of the port aperture in an overlapping manner, entirely enclosing the port aperture; each of the SFs is defined by a port aperture edge and chamber edges; the chamber edges are anchored to the chamber wall along more than half of the perimeter of the flap, at a distance from the center of the port greater than the radius of the port and beyond its perimeter; the port aperture edge of each flap is stretched across an entire chord of the port aperture; stretched port apertures edges define an interior access zone, disposed the same plane of the port aperture, characterized solely by the port aperture edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Uri RAPOPORT
  • Patent number: 8960128
    Abstract: A method for providing anesthesia to a subject having a wound, such as a laceration, a surgical incision, an ulcer, an abrasion or a burn, said method comprising the step of applying topically to the wound a composition comprising: at least one local anesthetic agent; a hydrophilic or hydroalcoholic gelling agent; an antiseptic agent; a vasoconstrictor; and a detectable marker such as a food dye, wherein when the composition is topically applied to the wound of the subject the presence of the anesthetic agent on the subject is indicated by the detectable marker. The method has been developed primarily for anaesthetizing open wounds of animals, particularly those caused by husbandry procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Animal Ethics Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Meredith Sheil, Allan Giffard, Charles Robert Olsson
  • Publication number: 20150030689
    Abstract: The present invention in general relates to the field of biological crop protection by use of phytoseiid predatory mites. More particularly the present invention relates to a system for releasing a phytoseiid predatory mite in a crop and novel uses of host mites in such phytoseiid predatory mite releasing system. The phytoseiid predatory mite releasing system according to the invention and the uses according to the invention are characterised by the selection a host mite species having an intrinsic growth rate (rm) of <0.28.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Koppert B.V.
    Inventors: Karel Jozef Florent Bolckmans, Yvonne Maria Van Houten, Adelmar Emmanuel Van Baal, Arno Theodoor Stam
  • Publication number: 20140373792
    Abstract: A pet pocket bed/pad comprising of a hollow flexible shell, top wall, bottom wall, surrounding walls which interconnect the top and bottom wall, fill material is disposed inside, to create a pet bed/pad. Additional compartment is added underneath comprising of three side walls, bottom wall, interconnecting the bottom wall of the upper pet bed, to create a pocket compartment, which is equal or greater, with an opening on one end or side, to allow a solid planar flat surface to be inserted inside, working in combination with the bed/pad, secured with closure to keep the flat surface inside the pocket, which prevents bunching up. Padded inserts comprising of a top and bottom wall, surrounding walls interconnected, will create a pillow of similar size and perimeter, to be inserted inside the interior underneath pocket of the bed/pad, to customize the plushness for additional comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra Marie Gallo, Michael Thomas Gallo
  • Publication number: 20140331939
    Abstract: The poultry migration fence system includes at least one fence panel attached to at least one side of a U-shaped open archway. At least one selectively pivotal support rail is mounted to the bottom of the fence panel. The archway allows the fence system to be easily installed by sliding the open end of the archway over a suspended feed/water pipe. The pivotal support rail can be pivoted to a support position where the support rail extends orthogonal to the fence panel in order to provide a stable base for maintaining the upright position of the fence panel and pivoted to a storage position parallel to the extension of the fence panel. A swiveling gate is pivotally attached to one of the legs of the archway so that the gap at the open end can be selectively closed, thereby preventing poultry from crossing towards the other side of the fence panel. Both solid and wire fence panels are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: PAUL J. GINGERICH
  • Publication number: 20140318007
    Abstract: A system for raising and lowering objects includes a carriage subsystem with a tubular body having an interior central channel an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of an elongated tubular support structure. A plurality of guides facilitate linear translation of the carriage on the vertical structure without marring. At least one hook on the carriage pivots to engage a slot on the support structure for locking the carriage in a raised position. Objects are attached to a flange on the carriage. A winch and cable control motion of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140318467
    Abstract: A chamber assembly is disclosed for holding an animal securely with minimal stress during claw trimming while providing the user access to the portion of the claw that is to be trimmed. In preferred embodiments, the chamber is adjustable to accommodate different sized animals. In certain embodiments, the chamber can be collapsed for storage or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Edmond Jette, JR., Stacey Robinson, Alison Parvano, Justin McCarthy, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Gerard Libby
  • Publication number: 20140299061
    Abstract: A gate arrangement to a fenced area for at least one animal includes a gate movably arranged between a closed position and open position in an opening to the fenced area, and a lock mechanism that locks the gate when the gate is in the closed position. The lock mechanism locks the gate in the closed position with an adjustable specific locking force such that the gate is opened by applying a larger force than the specific force on the gate, and the gate arrangement includes a force adjusting unit that sets the lock mechanism in an unlocked state and in at least two different locked states, in which the gate is locked by two different specific locking forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Magnus Larsson
  • Publication number: 20140290586
    Abstract: The Panoramic Pet View is a new approach to allowing pets to look through a wall or a fence. It provides a 180 degree view for the pet, and the pet can turn its head inside of the Panoramic Pet View. The design of this device allows the pet to hear sound as well as seeing in all directions including up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Allen Kleuskens
  • Publication number: 20140230742
    Abstract: The poultry migration fence system includes at least one fence panel rigidly attached to at least one side of a U-shaped open archway. At least one selectively pivotal support rail is mounted to the bottom of the fence panel. The archway allows the fence system to be easily installed by sliding the open end of the archway over a suspended feed/water pipe. The pivotal support rail can be pivoted to a support position where the support rail extends orthogonal to the fence panel in order to provide a stable base for maintaining the upright position of the fence panel, and to a storage position parallel to the extension of the fence panel. A swiveling gate is pivotally attached to one of the legs of the archway so that the gap at the open end can be selectively closed, thereby preventing poultry from crossing towards the other side of the fence panel. Both solid and wire fence panels are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: PAUL J. GINGERICH
  • Publication number: 20140220859
    Abstract: A wall, floor or ceiling mounted apparatus for housing or controlling creatures, the apparatus including a housing adapted to be built in to a wall floor or ceiling and a plurality of removable and exchangeable inserts which are adapted to fit into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Duncan Benedict McCutchan
  • Publication number: 20140216352
    Abstract: A collapsible trailer for exercising or transporting an animal. The trailer is attachable to a vehicle, such as a bicycle, and features a floor capable of retracting into a running position where an animal is able to run on the ground and deploying into a riding position where an animal can ride without having to exert itself. The trailer is further capable of collapsing utilizing hinged connections between trailer sides in order to have the trailer fold flat to occupy a reduced floor area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: ANNA LEE CARTER, BENJAMIN CHASE CARTER
  • Publication number: 20140209035
    Abstract: A control system for an aquarium lighting system in which motor drivers alter over time the relative inclination of a light source with respect to an ornamental feature (18) within the aquarium. The effect is that light intensity (92, 94) falling incident on an ornamental feature more accurately simulates natural light impinging on a natural environment from day and seasonal movements of the sun. In addition to the relative change in inclination, power settings for the light source can be adjusted to further mimic the effects experienced with daily variations of climate and/or weather. The system effectively changes the angle of incidence of light and outwardly facing areas of ornamental features or areas beneath overhangs receive programmable levels of illumination that would otherwise not be possible with an overhead, single fixed-position light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Solvic Limited
    Inventors: Kit Yan Eric Tang, Tin Yau Cheung
  • Publication number: 20140158062
    Abstract: An animal handling system for use in an MRD device, including: a first elongated enclosure having a proximal end, a distal open end and a first geometry, and a second first elongated enclosure having a proximal end, a distal open end and a second geometry. The first second geometry comprises a first cross-sectional area which is larger than a second cross-sectional area of the second geometry. The first elongated enclosure is inserted into a first input port of the MRD device and the second elongated enclosure is inserted in a second input port of the MRD device diametrically opposite to second input port, such that on insertion of the first elongated enclosure into the first input port and insertion of the second elongated enclosure into the second input, the second elongated enclosure slides into the first elongated enclosure through the open distal end of the first elongated enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ASPECT IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Rapoport, Itzchak Rabinovitz
  • Publication number: 20140123906
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for convenient management of animals within a rodent containment cage system that includes labeling components, receiving data, associating the data, reporting the data and/or associations and locating components within the cage system. The management of the system may be self-contained, networked through a controller, local server and/or main server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Innovive, Inc.
    Inventors: Dee L. Conger, Cory Spivey, Michael A. Roes, Francesca McGuffie, Leroy Jenson
  • Patent number: 8707903
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosures. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure floor seal systems that may be coupled to an animal enclosure wall and may impede, restrict and/or reduce debris from entering or exiting the animal enclosure. In this manner, likelihood of contamination of the animal enclosure may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Gregory N. Taylor, Jeffrey J. Ballman
  • Publication number: 20140076243
    Abstract: An animal containment fence includes posts that may be anchored to a surface, connection members that may be transversely coupled to the posts, and flexible cross-members disposed between the posts by telescopically and reciprocally engaging the connection members transversely coupled to the posts. The engagement between the connection members and the cross-member moves reciprocally upon a flexion of the cross-member due to application of a force less than a release force to the cross-member. The engagement between the connection members and the cross-member releases upon a flexion a flexible cross-member due to application of a force equal to or greater than a release force. A method of assembling the animal containment fence includes anchoring posts to a surface, transversely coupling connection members to the posts, and telescopically and reciprocally engaging cross members with the connection members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mustafa BARZANI
  • Publication number: 20130319343
    Abstract: An animal house (1) comprises a base (2) and a cover (3) affording a roof and side walls for the house (1) and engaging with the base (2), to which it is attached by a hinge. Releasable fastening means (5) secure the cover (3) to the base (2) such that, when released, the cover (3) may be removed to afford access to the base (2) from above. An end wall (4, 12) of the houselengages one side of the base (2). A panel (12) of the end wall is removable and exchangeable with other panels of different configurations, to suit different animals and/or occasions. Modular inserts (11) fit into the base (2) and are exchangeable with other inserts of different configurations, to suit different animals and/or occasions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Petz Podz Ltd
    Inventor: John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130305605
    Abstract: An integrated environmental sustaining apparatus for maintaining a terrarium is adapted to simultaneously regulate temperature and deliver water droplets. The apparatus includes three major systems; a thermoelectric device, a water droplet delivery system, and a thermostat. The thermoelectric device is used to release heat or absorb heat. The water droplet delivery system includes a water pump, a water pipe and at least one water droplet dispersing device connected to the water pipe. A section of the water pipe is coupled to the thermoelectric device such that water flowing inside the water pipe will thermally communicate with the thermoelectric device. The thermostat is used to power on or off the thermoelectric device and the water pump in response to the temperature measurement inside the terrarium in relation to a predetermined temperature range determined by a low-temperature setting and a high temperature setting that can be programmed into the thermostat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Neil Shumeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20130269618
    Abstract: Monitoring activity of an animal in a system for housing freely moving animals including a plurality of animal ID stations, includes the steps of a) recording a first visit of said animal at a first of said animal ID stations, b) recording a subsequent second visit of said animal at a second of said animal ID stations, and c) determining a distance covered by said animal as the distance between said first animal ID station at said first visit and said second animal ID station at said second visit. With such simple means, parts of which are already present in e.g. most robot dairy stables, important information about activity of animals can easily be gathered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Xiangyu SONG, Pieter Neelus KOOL, Adolf Jan VAN DER KAMP, Patrick Philip Jacob VAN DER TOL
  • Publication number: 20130269625
    Abstract: Assembly for delimiting a grazing area for cattle, in particular dairy cattle, comprising at least three holders which are spaced apart and which are directly or indirectly interconnected by one or more delimiting elements, such as wires, which are displaceable by the holders, wherein at least two of the holders are self-propelled and at least one of the holders is designed as a milking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Karel VAN DEN BERG, Iwan Yves VLAAR, Jan Lambertus PASTOOR, Jan Martinus VAN KUILENBURG
  • Patent number: 8544418
    Abstract: An intelligent doghouse full-automatic processor includes a cage bracket module, and an automatic excrement treating device, a feeding module, a water feeding module, a snack feeding module, a disinfection and heat preservation device and a video/audio module which are arranged on the cage bracket module as well as an automatic door control module, a host computer control module, a network communication module, a background control service module, a terminal use program and the like. With the modules, an owner can remotely monitor an intelligent doghouse, perform video/audio conversation with a pet dog and control and manage the eating and drinking, defecation and entering and exiting cage of the pet dog, disinfection of the cage and temperature regulation of air inside the cage by a computer or a mobile phone through a network browser. Moreover, parameters of the intelligent doghouse can be set through network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hong Kong Tesla Technology Limited
    Inventors: Wei Jiang, Hailong Qin
  • Publication number: 20130220229
    Abstract: Provided are animal containment systems and components, including single-use animal containment cages and modular rack units. Also provided are methods for assembling and using components of the animal containment systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Innovive, Inc.
    Inventor: Innovive, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8505491
    Abstract: Water distribution systems and methods for continuously supplying drinking water to one or more shipping containers holding livestock throughout the duration of a shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ST Reproductive Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Moreno, Maurice Rosenstein
  • Patent number: 8485133
    Abstract: A mobile platform arrangement includes a first (mobile) platform and a second (support) platform. Both are flat-bottomed members, wherein the support platform is preferably, but not exclusively, provided with sidewalls and wherein a diameter of the support platform exceeds an outer diameter of the mobile platform at least twice. The mobile platform is advantageously positioned onto and/or within the support platform. The top surface of the support platform is provided with a friction reducing surface structure. The mobile platform is therefore adjusted to perform gliding motion along and/or over the friction reducing surface, wherein acceleration necessary for performing gliding motion is imposed to the mobile platform by an external force, provided by movement of an experimental animal within the mobile platform. The mobile platform arrangement in addition may include a mechanism for securing a conscious wake and able to move experimental animal, including a head adapter and corresponding mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Neurotar Oy
    Inventors: Sergey Osmekhin, Leonard Khirug
  • Publication number: 20130139762
    Abstract: A shelter insulated by dirt, growing materials or a filler to protect an occupant from weather conditions or climatic temperatures. The insulated upper compartment overlaps and houses a fixed horizontal floor for supporting the occupant. The insulated structure, with an opening for egress and entrance, protects from the elements by being insulated with a physical substance. The ground floor keeps the occupant dry and clean. The upper compartment's insulation is encased in openings, by any means, a way to hold and expose the filler. Any vegetation can be embedded into the upper compartment's contained filler to help expel heat from the growing matter by evapotranspiration. The vegetation can provide additional layer insulation. This shelter's upper portion may be comprised of either, a unitary casing comprised of layers or assembled pieces in which to cover an upper structure in its entirety, and the lower horizontal base being the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: John Geary Loden
  • Patent number: 8453606
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having a slide bolt and a pendant, where the operation of the slide bolt and pendant require separate movements, thus decreasing the likelihood that an animal may open the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Troy Brown, Rod McAninch, Gary Silvis
  • Patent number: 8443759
    Abstract: A mobile animal care station includes a wheeled chassis with an enclosure supported above the ground for movement to and from a treatment location. The enclosure defines a treatment space therein and presents an opening that permits ingress and egress relative to the treatment space. The enclosure presents an open bottom to permit animals within the enclosure to be supported directly on the ground. The mobile animal care station also includes a doorway restriction mounted along the opening to provide a doorway of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Arnold G. Nagely
  • Publication number: 20130074401
    Abstract: An enclosure including at least one elongate, substantially planar wall member and at least one post member having at least one each channel, each at least one wall member having an edge which fits into at least one edge channel, the edge of the wall member having a plurality of spaced apart projections which extend from each side of the wall member, the edge channel having a pair of spaced apart, substantially parallel flanges between which the edge of a wall member is received and an abutment shoulder on at least one of the substantially parallel flanges in order to engage the projections on the wall member to allow passage thereof in a first direction but prevent passage in a second, opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Scholtes Family Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kevin Forno
  • Publication number: 20130068171
    Abstract: A support beam for a pet furniture includes a plurality of back plates, first hooks, second hooks and third hooks. Upper end and lower end of the back plate are formed with an insertion slot and a protrusion respectively. One side of the back plate is formed with a plurality of engaging troughs for allowing the first hooks and the third hooks to be disposed therein. The third hook is engaged with the first hook. By this structure, a shelf plate, a cat house and a cat ladder can be mounted onto the back plate by means of the engagement between the second hook and the third hook. Then, the back plate is fixed to a wall. In this way, the support beam for a pet furniture is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 8355835
    Abstract: A system for demarcating an area comprises a first vehicle, an attachment point, a demarcating element, a motor and a vehicle control unit. The demarcating element extends from the first vehicle to the attachment point. The system furthermore comprises a camera, which camera is operatively connected to the vehicle control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Maasland N.V.
    Inventors: Iwan Yves Vlaar, Karel Van Den Berg, Jan Martinus Van Kuilenburg
  • Publication number: 20120318206
    Abstract: This invention is an elevated pet furniture that comprises a frame with the option to build other structures onto it for multipurpose use and enhanced comfort features, such as head- and backrest support or the like, or an elevated feeder structure not limited to the functions mentioned. The pet furniture includes a tubular frame, which allows for different pet furniture sizes, corners, elements such as legs or wheels that elevate the bed, and a cover body for which different material can be used for different functions or interior or exterior use. The fabric layer can be easily installed or removed without the use of tools, while keeping the frame intact for machine washing or changing for other functions or for inner or outer use, and additional functional elements can be inserted between the layer and the webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Matthys van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 8303720
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning the floor of an accommodation of an animal includes a master unit and a mobile unit that is movable relative to the master unit. A floor-cleaning device and an air-flow-generating device are disposed on the mobile unit that is movable relative to the remaining part of the apparatus. The apparatus further includes a control system for controlling the operation of the apparatus. The control system activates the air-flow-generating device when the mobile unit moves away from the master unit and deactivates the air-flow-generating device when the mobile unit moves towards the master unit. After activation of the air-flow-generating device, the control system activates the floor-cleaning device when the mobile unit moves towards the master unit and deactivates the floor-cleaning device when the mobile unit has reached the master unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Maasland N.V.
    Inventor: Jan Lambertus Pastoor
  • Publication number: 20120260574
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the growth of an organism includes a parameter control system, a remote control center, a control box, at least one environment-regulating device and at least one sensor. The parameter control system is stored with a plurality of operation modes, and environmental parameters that correspond to the respective operation modes and govern a variety of growth conditions for different species of organisms. The apparatus can automatically change the environmental conditions from one state to another, so as to meet the user's requirements and enhance the productivity without being limited by the ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Jung-Hsin LIN, Den-Hua LEE, Te-Cheng CHEN
  • Patent number: 8267080
    Abstract: A euthanasia device is provided for euthanizing animals through hypoxia. The euthanasia device has a pressure adjustment vessel having an inner chamber and first and second ends. A chamber access door is in communication with the first end of the pressure adjustment vessel. Further an atmospheric pressure adjustment assembly and an atmospheric pressure control assembly are in communication with the pressure adjustment vessel. A method of use for the euthanasia device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Sundberg
  • Publication number: 20120227674
    Abstract: A locking system for a small animal habitat includes a latch having a strike member and a catch having a first and a second catch section. A portion of the strike member slides over at least on catch section to secure latch to the catch. An end of the strike member slides over the first catch section by the force of gravity. A pet habitat includes a locking system having a latch having a strike member and a catch having a first and a second catch section. A portion of the strike member slides over at least on catch section to secure latch to the catch. An end of the strike member slides over the first catch section by the force of gravity. When the pet habitat is placed in an open position when the top portion is hingedly moved away from the bottom portion and the top portion is released from the open position, the latch engages the catch so that the end of the strike member slides over the first catch section by the force of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: J.W. Pet Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ragonetti, Ryan Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20120186528
    Abstract: An animal containment unit comprises a lid and a base container. The base container comprises an animal compartment with breathing holes, a foot release pedal, and a lock receiver. The lid is attached to the base container by means of a hinge and comprises a sliding gate, a locking mechanism, a slot opening gasket and bristle which act as a protective barrier and reduces the risk of animal strike back. The sliding mechanism provides users with access into the animal compartment when the lid is in a closed position and secured to the base container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Vernard Brien DORSEY
  • Publication number: 20120160179
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having a slide bolt and a pendant, where the operation of the slide bolt and pendant require separate movements, thus decreasing the likelihood that an animal may open the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Troy Brown, Rod Mcaninch, Gary Silvis
  • Publication number: 20120153191
    Abstract: Vivarium (100) comprising a housing capable of providing a habitat for an animal wherein the housing comprises plastics material with anti-bacterial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Meso Limited
    Inventors: Daniel James Greenhill Kane, Gregor John Aikman
  • Publication number: 20120125264
    Abstract: It is a problem in stables when the animals have a behaviour different from the intended. The behaviour is changed if the animals are too hot or too cold. The air temperature is not sufficient information as this lacks information about air speed, feed consumption by the animals, animal activity and health condition of the animals. Measuring the surface temperature of the animals by infrared sensors will contain all of the above factors. This surface temperature may be used for controlling heating, covering and cooling measures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Niels Skov Veng
  • Patent number: 8156899
    Abstract: Provided are animal containment systems and components, including single-use animal containment cages and modular rack units. Also provided are methods for assembling and using components of the animal containment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Innovive Inc.
    Inventors: Dee L. Conger, Thomas M. Perazzo, Matthew D. d'Artenay
  • Publication number: 20120085293
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for displaying animals in temperature controlled enclosures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stanley J. Owens, Chad W. Robbins, Joseph M. Flora, Douglas R. Carr, John Von Buelow
  • Publication number: 20120060764
    Abstract: A mobile animal care station includes a wheeled chassis with an enclosure supported above the ground for movement to and from a treatment location. The enclosure defines a treatment space therein and presents an opening that permits ingress and egress relative to the treatment space. The enclosure presents an open bottom to permit animals within the enclosure to be supported directly on the ground. The mobile animal care station also includes a doorway restriction mounted along the opening to provide a doorway of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold G. Nagely
  • Patent number: 8120212
    Abstract: Method for the control of an electric fence energizer of any given power, guaranteeing that, during each pulse emitted by the energizer, any human body that might have come into contact with the electric fence since a recent pulse does not run the risk of receiving a dangerous electric shock by reason of the pulse in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Lacme Holding
    Inventors: Valéry Hamm, Yves Mulet-Marquis