Animal Display Or Open Work Enclosure (e.g., Cage, Etc.) Patents (Class 119/452)
  • Patent number: 5577464
    Abstract: A modular animal habitat for crawling animals, such as ferrets and lizards. The habitat includes relatively large housings and relatively smaller tubes attachable to the housing. Housings and tubes have flat rear surfaces, and either or both housings and tubes have keyhole slots for accepting common fasteners, so that a modular habitat can be mounted to a vertical surface, such as a building wall. Some tubes have right angles built thereinto, so that the final assembled habitat can span perpendicular walls. The housings are designed so that the tubes are connected to housings at the rear, so that the tubes will be located against the wall. The housings have ventilation holes lined with an absorbent material, such as charcoal impregnated fabric. The housings have food, water, and waste trays which are pulled out therefrom. The housings also have fixed and slidably opening windows for visibility and access. Friction fit connectors are provided to mate and thereby extend plural tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventors: Wayne L. Wellington, Nancy E. Wellington
  • Patent number: 5551372
    Abstract: A modular cage system (10) for a terrestrial animal or a bird which comprises at least two enclosures (11, 13) each enclosure being joined to another enclosure by a tunnel or walkway (12) and an entrance/exit (14) from and to sleeping quarters, wherein each enclosure is sufficiently large to allow the animal or bird to move in a relatively unobstructed fashion and wherein each tunnel or walkway is adapted to provide unobstructed passage from one enclosure to another and to provide the illusion of travel over an extended distance and a diminished sense of being caged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: Anthea V. Nicholls
  • Patent number: 5438954
    Abstract: An apparatus for administering compounds to avian eggs through the shell thereof comprises a blocking member, an elongate shaft connected to the blocking member, an active agent depot connected to the elongate shaft, and an adhesive seal connected to the blocking member for sealably connecting the blocking member to the egg shell with the shaft penetrating through the shell. Methods of using the apparatus of the present invention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Embrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia V. Phelps, Richard P. Gildersleeve