Transporting Cage Patents (Class 119/453)
  • Patent number: 10517265
    Abstract: A pet stroller with an adjustable structure of strut and canopy includes a pet stroller body, an adjustable supporting frame and an adjustable canopy. The adjustable supporting frame includes two rotation shaft boxes respectively arranged on the inner sides of the folding brace of the two sides of the pet stroller body. Each rotation shaft box includes a canopy strut extended diagonally upwards from the front end thereof and a front window strut extended forward parallelly from the front end thereof. The adjustable canopy covers on the external side of the pet stroller body and corresponds to the adjustable supporting frame, so as to allow the adjustable canopy to be transformed among a covering mode, a front opening mode, and a full-opening mode through adjusting the positions of the canopy strut and the front window strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Yi-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 10512245
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus to support transport of a pet in a self-contained expandable carrier. In some examples, the carrier may be worn by a user to support the pet in a proximate location. A pet carrier which may be worn may provide comfort to pet owners while they travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kimberly Hazouri-Yeary
  • Patent number: 10244731
    Abstract: A fourteen-device-in-one crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable-top-panel pet crate comprises crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top, bottom, left, right, front, and rear panels attached to one another, removable multi-function mezzanine, removable crumple-zone multi-function locking double clips, removable crumple-zone multi-function accessory-hanging ring hooks for holding towels and accessories, left door, front door, top quick-panel-locking-and-releasing stoppers and hooks for safely and releasably locking the front and rear panels to the top panel, and side quick-panel-locking-and-releasing stoppers and hooks for safely and releasably locking the front and rear panels to the left and right panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 10207839
    Abstract: A flexible configuration system, method equipment and aircraft are disclosed. This system may use a pallet that includes a load bearing member; and a pallet data network system carried by the load bearing member. The data network system includes at least one external data connection configured to connect the pallet data network to an external network; and at least one pallet data connection configured to connect the pallet data network to devices, equipment, workstations, or seats carried by the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Hearing, Edward A. Froese, Charlotte R. Lin
  • Patent number: 9706751
    Abstract: A system for increasing the cleanliness of a sleeping area of a domesticated animal is disclosed. The system includes an inflatable mattress having a top opposing a bottom and a four sides. The top and sides of the mattress comprise non-permeable material configured for easy removal of dirt and other contaminants. A removable cover for covering the top and a portion of the four sides is removably coupled to the mattress by a plurality of fasteners. The removable cover comprises material that is washable. A plurality of downward facing suctions cups are affixed to the bottom of the inflatable mattress. The suction cups affixed to the bottom of the inflatable mattress are configured for preventing movement of the mattress when the suction cups engage an external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Roberta MacDowell
  • Patent number: 9445578
    Abstract: A transporting unit for live poultry including a quadrangular supporting frame and a plurality of drawer-type cages open at the top, arranged in a superimposed condition in the frame and slidably displaceable outwards through a first side of the supporting frame, in a partially extracted condition to enable loading of the poultry from a site located at a second side of the frame from the lowermost drawer kept inserted within the frame. The frame is configured to enable simultaneous loading of the poultry into each drawer-type cage from an additional site located at a third side of the supporting frame which is opposite to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Massimo Zanotti
  • Patent number: 8944009
    Abstract: A transport device structured to carry an animal includes a first component having a handle and a second component having a base and at least a first wall. The first component is structured to be located on the second component to form an enclosed region situated generally between the first and second components. The transport device also includes a cushion apparatus situated adjacent at least one of the base and the at least a first wall and a liquid resistance apparatus located on the second component and that is structured to resist penetration of a liquid from an interior region of the transport device to an exterior region of the transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Renforth, Ann Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150013614
    Abstract: A transport container, configured to be mountable in a vehicle, for animals having a coat, has two side walls 1, 1?, a front wall 2 and a cover wall 3. The walls are at least partially composed of a flexible netting material. The flexible netting material has a mesh width<1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Karl SALZMANN
  • Patent number: 8925491
    Abstract: A portable cat carrier has a sliding floor that momentarily and mildly destabilizes a cat's footing to facilitate transferring the cat in and out of the carrier. The floor is the bottom portion of a movable insert that has a receptacle for receiving the cat. The insert has relatively low side panels to provide the cat with a calming, unrestricted side view. After the cat is lowered into the receptacle, the insert is slid horizontally into an outer housing for containing the cat. When the insert is fully inserted within the housing, a front panel of the insert closes the housing's access opening to prevent the cat from escaping. A back panel of the insert has an elevated impassable rear barrier that prevents the cat from jumping into a trapped area between the insert and the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: K-Kat LLC
    Inventor: Theodore J. Glover
  • Publication number: 20140338610
    Abstract: Washing of the supporting frames of units for transporting live poultry from the breeding farm to the slaughterhouse is carried out, following upon extraction of the drawer-type cages containing the poultry, after positioning the supporting frame in a condition where it is rotated through 90° with respect to the transport configuration. Washing is carried out via a network of tubes and spray nozzles that can be displaced vertically from a raised, inoperative, position to a lowered, washing, position, where said network sets itself around the rotated supporting frame. After the supporting frame has been washed, it is repositioned in the transport configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Massimo ZANOTTI
  • Publication number: 20140299067
    Abstract: A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from DOC through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing. The system and method further includes the use of a modular colony basket for interchangeable use with the described system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Tyson Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Foreman, Stephen Brannan, James Ruff, David Lee Mantooth, Kevin W. Guernsey, Timothy J. DeRoche, Brian R. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140261217
    Abstract: A reduced-weight poultry cage is used in conjunction with a reduced-weight trailer to transport live poultry for maximizing the poundage of poultry being transported while reducing the number of trips and fuel expenses. The poultry cage includes a combination of aluminum and plastic elements that reduce cage weight, provide for nesting of cages in stacks as well as easy replacement of failed parts. Furthermore, a drop-deck aluminum trailer with a reduced floor and guide rail alignment stops allows for a durable yet lightweight trailer that can haul a plurality of stacks of these poultry cages, thereby maximizing cubic feet availability while being compliant with various road and bridge laws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: W.A. Crider, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140238308
    Abstract: A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from DOC through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Tyson Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Foreman, Stephen Brannan, James Ruff, David Lee Mantooth, Theodore Burnett
  • Publication number: 20140230746
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an animal enclosure (1). In particular, the present invention concerns an animal enclosure (1) including one or more enclosure units (2) adapted to contain an animal. Each enclosure unit (2) includes interconnection means (4) for connecting the enclosure unit (2) to one or more other enclosure units (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Chapman
  • Patent number: 8714111
    Abstract: An animal carrier for installation into an automotive seat is described. The animal carrier has a frame that is formed by the attachment of the bottom edge of a substantially vertical back panel to the back facing edge of a substantially horizontal floor panel, and the further attachment of a spine to both the top edge of the vertical back panel and the forward facing edge of the floor panel. The enclosure of the animal carrier can be formed by the attachment of two side panels, and optionally a front panel, to the frame. The animal carrier can be mounted onto an automotive seat by the passage of an installation belt though a belt path or channel formed through either the back or floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Bryson
  • Patent number: 8651062
    Abstract: The invention features an animal carrier that is designed to more easily place an animal (e.g., a cat or dog) into the carrier. The carrier features a funnel that can be attached to the body of the carrier, that is sized to permit passage of the animal through the funnel, that is oriented to convey the animal by gravity into the carrier, and that can be removed once the animal has been delivered into the carrier. The invention also features a retrofit funnel that is adapted to be securely attached to an opening of a standard animal carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Marc H. Arsenault
  • Publication number: 20130247833
    Abstract: An apparatus for housing an animal includes a top portion wherein an upper flange is disposed along the lower edge of the bottom portion. A locking member is movably mounted to the upper flange. The apparatus may also include a bottom portion wherein a lower flange is disposed along the upper bottom edge of the bottom portion. The locking member engages with the lower flange when the locking member is in the outwardly extending locking orientation, which is at least partially defined by the locking member structured to engage at least a portion of the lower flange in an abutting relation to prevent detachment of the bottom portion from the top portion while disposed in the outwardly extending locking orientation. The apparatus may include a biasing mechanism structured to normally dispose and maintain the locking member in the outwardly extending locking orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Humberto de Bien
  • Publication number: 20130239902
    Abstract: There is provided a pet cage for attachment to a trailer hitch of a vehicle, the cage comprising a floor, one or more sidewalls and a top panel, the floor, the sidewalls and the top panel being attached together and defining an enclosed space for accommodating a pet; a door fitted in one of the sidewalls; and a support attached to the floor, the sidewalls and/or the top panel for supporting the cage above ground, the support having a coupling end for attachment to the trailer hitch of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: BIG BOY CAGE MOBILE INC.
    Inventor: JULIEN VENNE
  • Patent number: 8485134
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Vernard Brien Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20130055962
    Abstract: A dog kennel is provided for safely performing an ionic detoxification bath. The kennel comprises a top and bottom container that are completely separable for easy of storage, and are secured together with seal proof latches and seams that prevent water leakage. The top container comprises a front and back door, a cutout window within the front door for extending the animal's head out of the kennel, ventilation holes along the side panels, and a water spout. The bottom container comprises a rectangular like tub for housing the electrode array immersed in a water bath, wherein the array is protected from making contact with the animal by being covered by a safety cage. Additionally, the bottom container comprises a salt spout to add salt and a thermometer to monitor the water temperature without opening the kennel doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Marvin Scoggins
  • Patent number: 8240274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming an enclosure assembly without using tools or fasteners to complete the assembly. The method includes forming a base from a side support, front support, and a plurality of casters. A door assembly and back wall are coupled to the base by aligning a plurality of pegs therefrom with corresponding openings defined in the base. A plurality of protruding wires of a bottom wall are aligned and inserted into corresponding openings defined in the door assembly and back wall. In addition, a plurality of pegs that protrude from a side wall are inserted into a plurality of corresponding openings defined in the door assembly and back wall such that the side wall couples to the door assembly and back wall. The method also includes coupling a top wall to the door assembly, side wall, and back wall. A shelf assembly can be coupled to the side wall and/or back wall, and a ramp can be pivotably coupled to the shelf assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mid-West Metal Products Co., Inc
    Inventors: Michael E. Greene, Bryan W. Jennings, Terrance L. Jones, David L. Clemmons
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8079328
    Abstract: A collapsible animal transport apparatus includes a planar floor member, front and rear members each having a lower side rotatably coupled to a rear side of the floor member, and a front member having a lower side rotatably coupled to a floor member front side. First and second side members have respective upper and lower sides, respective lower sides being rotatably coupled to opposed sides of the floor member. The apparatus includes first and second roof members each having interior and exterior sides, respective roof member exterior sides being rotatably coupled to first and second side member upper sides, respectively. The second roof member interior side is removably coupled to the first roof member interior side. The front and rear members, the first and second side members, and the first and second roof members are movable between a storage configuration and a use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher M. Lott
  • Patent number: 8070210
    Abstract: A positionable truck bed enclosure may be mounted on the gunwales of a pickup truck. The enclosure may comprise side panels mountable on the gunwales and a top hinged along one edge and mounted between the side panels. The top may be hinged intermediate its ends to form first and second sections, and control arms connected to the second section may be used to control the position of the lower edge of the second section as the top is raised and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas B. Lotz
  • Patent number: 8020517
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a poultry cage transportation assembly including: a plurality of improved poultry cages including: a floor panel; a wall frame connected to the floor panel with an tongue and groove fastener; a protrusion disposed on an edge portion of the wall frame; and a mechanical fastener operable for securing adjacent wall frames, wherein the floor panel, the wall frame, and the protrusions are constructed of unitary a durable polymer material; a light-weight trailer; and a binding system designed to secure the plurality of improved poultry cages to the light weight trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: William Jackson Seay
  • Publication number: 20110220033
    Abstract: A pet crate broadly includes a crate housing. The crate housing includes first and second connector sections and a support wall extending between and interconnecting the sections. The connector sections and wall extend between opposite housing ends of the crate housing to cooperatively present an enclosed pet space. The crate housing presents a crate opening at a corresponding housing end. The crate opening permits pet ingress and egress relative to the enclosed pet space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: ROTO MOLD, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Sangl, Lyle J. Van Kalsbeek
  • Publication number: 20110056441
    Abstract: A pet bag includes an upper bag portion and a lower bag portion, which are connectable to or separable from each other. The upper bag portion has two opposite side surfaces to which openable side panels are attached and front and rear surfaces which form openings to which scrollable screens and cover panels are attached. The lower bag portion has a bottom to which casters are mounted and opposite side surfaces to which an extendable towing bar assembly is attached. A mat is set inside the lower bag portion. As such, the pet bag may receive and hold a pet therein and the pet bag can be hand or shoulder carried or trolleyed. The upper and lower bag portions can be separated to individually serve as a pet house. When not in use, the upper bag portion can be collapsed and stored in the lower bag portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: YU LIEN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20100313822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kind of foldable pet cage, including a folding back frame, a rotatable seat board, a decorating facet and a foldable fence component. The rotatable seat board has a supporting board and a pivot side hinged on the landing board of the folding back frame so that the rotatable seat board can be rotated to the horizontal using status or to the vertical position to close the folding space of the folding back frame. The decorating facet is configured on the outside of the rotatable seat board. The foldable fence component has a front fence and two side fences. When folded, the foldable pet cage can be transformed into a decorative ornament, and as the fence components are completely housed and concealed, there will be no odor diffusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: YOUNGTICO Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Tzung HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100288204
    Abstract: A carrier device for restraining an animal inside and outside of a motor vehicle. The carrier device includes a plurality of panels configured to form a hollow enclosure for housing the animal and a strap for connecting the enclosure to the motor vehicle. At least one of the panels includes a frame for supporting the panel in order to maintain the shape of the enclosure. The panels and the frame are configured to allow the enclosure to collapse so that the carrier can be folded. The strap includes fastening mechanisms at each end. A portion of the strap located between the two ends is connected to one of the panels of the enclosure so that during a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the motor vehicle, the animal is restrained within the enclosure and a force exerted on the enclosure is transferred to the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Earl Costello, Michael Schindzielorz, Joseph Wieczorek, Hirohisa Takada
  • Publication number: 20100126426
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for storing and transporting small amphibians and reptiles comprised of a housing and novel a lid net member made from a spherical piece of die cut mesh attached to a reinforced border hem which accommodates a draw string, and which further includes a selectively attached net component, said net component having a handle which is anthropometrically proportioned for grasping by a child over the age of three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Michele Lauenstein
  • Publication number: 20090205578
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wheeled pet carrier that also contains a detachable litter box, wherein the pet carrier also optionally has a retractable shoulder strap and a retractable handle. The retractable handle can be used to pull the wheeled pet carrier. The litter box portion also optionally has a deodorizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Stephanie Gail Alves
  • Patent number: 7568450
    Abstract: A pet stroller includes a pet carrier having a base and an engaging portion formed on the base and a stroller body having two landing tubes configured to support the pet carrier and two holding portions connected with the landing tubes. The engaging portion of the pet carrier being selectively engaging and disengaging with the holding portions of the stroller body to enable the pet carrier to be detachably attached to the stroller body. In addition, the pet stroller further includes a controlling assembly for removing the pet carrier from the stroller easily and quickly and fastening the soleplate on the holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Min Chen
  • Publication number: 20090165730
    Abstract: A collapsible pet enclosure is provided. The enclosure includes a pliable cover supported by a rigid, but foldable, frame. The cover includes an opening in a top panel such that the enclosure is top loading. The cover is completely removable from the frame so that it can be machine washed. The frame is of one-piece jointed construction so that it is collapsible for easy transportation or storage. Because all frame components are jointedly attached to one another, the frame does not include any loose components that are easily lost. The enclosure is quick and easy to set up and collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Rovcal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Farmer, Steven J. Behrens
  • Patent number: 7487744
    Abstract: Configurable animal housing (caging) is arranged from an assortment of modules consisting of interchangeable frame cores, interstages, walls and divider panels that address a broad spectrum of animal housing needs. Various configurations include both open living and enrichment areas as well as isolation housing and are easily achieved using a quick-disconnect approach to assembly. Animal resistant lock assemblies hold modules together and use a common key to permit rapid changes of configuration without tools. Systems can address configurations for wall mounting, mobile racking, individual, and group housing, and almost any other configuration animal caregivers would want.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: BH, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Goldberg, Dwight L. Souder, Cindy M. Adamson, David E. James
  • Publication number: 20090007853
    Abstract: A system and method for handling poultry comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, a stunning system, and a singulate and hanging system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting live poultry into stackable transport trays, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent stunning and hanging. The stackable transport trays are well vented and easier for handling poultry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: TYSON FOODS, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Johnson, Adam Pfeifer, Amber Gosnell, Ted Burnett
  • Publication number: 20080302309
    Abstract: A poultry cart has one or more side doors that may be opened to expose substantially the entire side of the cart. The cart has no more than one interior vertical post on this side or has clear openings on this side across the width of each door. A process for killing poultry comprises steps of putting birds into a cart, moving the cart to a killing area, killing the birds, and dumping the birds out of the cart. The cart may be dumped by leaning it on its side such that doors on a side open and allow the birds to fall out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Brian Herman
  • Patent number: 7458337
    Abstract: A portable cat litter box comprises a lower portion having a pair of wheels mounted thereon, an upper portion that is attachable to the lower portion in order to collectively define an interior compartment for containing kitty litter, a door pivotally suspended in order to allow ingress and egress of a cat into the interior compartment, and an extension handle pivotally attached to the cat litter box to facilitate transportation thereof and which is lockable to the upper portion during non-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Patti Callan
  • Publication number: 20080236508
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a poultry cage transportation assembly including: a plurality of improved poultry cages including: a floor panel; a wall frame connected to the floor panel with an tongue and groove fastener; a protrusion disposed on an edge portion of the wall frame; and a mechanical fastener operable for securing adjacent wall frames, wherein the floor panel, the wall frame, and the protrusions are constructed of unitary a durable polymer material; a light-weight trailer; and a binding system designed to secure the plurality of improved poultry cages to the light weight trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Crider Transportation LLC
    Inventor: William Jackson Seay
  • Patent number: 7392764
    Abstract: An animal restraint and carrier is disclosed which comprises a generally rectangular case hinged to permit at least one side to open and an adjoining side having an opening sized to permit an animal enclosed in the case to extend its head and neck. An optional clamping device surrounding the opening may be closed on the neck to restrain the animal's head to facilitate treating or cleaning ears, eyes or teeth and the giving of oral medications. The case is preferably sized such that when closed the animal may stand comfortably, but not turn around within the case. One or more sides of the case may be equipped with hinged openings to permit access to certain areas of an enclosed animal's body—e.g., the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel R. Saavedra, Nancy Fritts-Saavedra
  • Publication number: 20080017127
    Abstract: The present invention is a pet cage stand and organizer device, which comprises a main cabinet structure having a front, back, sides, top and bottom as well as at least one door. The main cabinet structure has at least one divider wall on its inside to create a first storage area for hay, bedding, litter and other non-food products and a second storage area, isolated from the first storage area, for storage of food and other sanitary pet accessories. It also includes a cage support frame that has sidewall means located on the main cabinet structure top or side, to inhibit movement of a cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Lisa M. Nettleship
  • Patent number: 7318392
    Abstract: A protective encasement or wrap for a pet carrier for helping prevent drafts and to provide water resistance, includes a cover member which can be of one piece of material, that when laid out on a flat surface, and with the animal carrier placed in its center, will wrap around the carrier, overlapping at the carrier top. The ends that overlap at the top, and along the side border each has a cutout for providing for the insertion of a handle of a carrier. The material is sized such that there is sufficient overhang at either end of the carrier to close off either end. A drawstring, or elastic at the ends, when not completely closed, provides an opening into the interior, permitting opening of the carrier door, and insertion of a hand to pet the animal, provides air circulation, insertion of items, or to remove the pet, without the need to remove the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventors: Patricia A. Rosen, Gabrielle N. Rosen
  • Patent number: 7293530
    Abstract: This invention comprises a series of lightweight, easily transportable identical frame pieces attached together to form an expandable pet enclosure that can be assembled into a multiplicity of configurations, optionally with a floor or a roof that comprises the same frame pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Barbara Italiano
  • Patent number: 7270084
    Abstract: A pet shipping assembly for small animals includes a container and a container lid. The container includes a base wall and a side wall extending upwardly from the base wall. The side wall can include a plurality of vent holes. An interior wall extends from the base wall and/or the side wall to create a food/water compartment. The container lid is configured to selectively attach to the side wall of the container. The container lid includes at least one food/water opening located on the lid such that when the lid is attached to the side wall to cover the inside of the container, the food/water opening in the lid is generally aligned with the food/water compartment in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Marshall Farms Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth Louis Van Fleet, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7261059
    Abstract: A cage is provided for holding and transporting livestock. The cage includes a door with a horizontal top rod that slides along a top member of a side grate when opening and closing the door. The cage also includes four lifting lugs to assist in the moving of the cages. Also provided is a method of loading livestock into such a cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Draft
  • Patent number: 7201116
    Abstract: A foldable/collapsible structure that folds or collapses between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. The structure includes a top and a bottom panel, and a pair of opposing sidewalls extending between the top and bottom panels. The opposing sidewalls each include a wall panel and an upper wall panel connected to one another by a hinge. Each of the wall panels and the upper wall portions has an external surface, and the hinged connection between the first and second wall panels allows the external surfaces of the respective all panels and upper wall portions to define an angle equal to or greater than 180 degrees. Upon collapse of the structure, the hinged connection between the wall panel and upper wall portion on one of the opposing walls maintains the external surfaces of the wall panel and upper wall portion at an angle equal to or greater than about 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen S. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 7152554
    Abstract: A pet transporter that can be towed behind a wheeled vehicle is disclosed. The pet transporter comprises a carrier member, a frame adapted to receive the carrier member, a pair of side bows attached to the side walls of the carrier and to the frame, a pair of wheel assemblies attached to the frame on opposite sides of the carrier, and an attachment arm with a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is adapted to be attached to the frame proximate the front wall of the carrier and the second end is adapted to releasably attach to a rear axle of a wheeled vehicle. The pet transporter has a low center of gravity, making tipping of the pet transporter more difficult. In addition, few tools are required to assemble and disassemble the pet transporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Crawford
  • Patent number: 7036458
    Abstract: A housing has a front wall and a door, a rear wall, a pair of side walls each with a window, a bottom wall with a bottom recess with a lower hinged door, a top wall with a top aperture with an upper hinged door with a plurality of ventilation apertures, a water bottle, and a food receptacle. The housing receives animal litter on the bottom wall. Wheels are coupled to the bottom wall. A removable transportation rod is snap coupled with pivoting capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Kristine Stornant
  • Patent number: 6913271
    Abstract: A wheeled vehicle or buggy for transporting aged, infirm, or disabled pets is provided. The buggy can also be used when the pet owner wants to go further than the pet can travel on its own. The buggy has a platform portion on which the pet can lay, substantially surrounded by walls to contain the pet within the buggy. At least one door opening may be provided for pets who are able to enter and leave the buggy by themselves. A rotatable handle is provided which can be rotated from a cart pushing position to a cart pulling position. Stops are provided to prevent the handle from over traveling and falling to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Deborah M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6886494
    Abstract: A boar cart for carrying a boar through alleyways of a sow insemination area for interaction with the sows during insemination is formed by a cage for containing the boar which includes a cage floor on which the boar stands, two sides each defined by vertical bars on a respective side of a longitudinal center line of the cage assembly for confining the boar so that the boar is maintained extending longitudinally of the cage, a cage front and a cage rear. The cage may be rigid or may be defined by a front portion and a rear portion connected together for pivotal articulated movement about a pivot coupling defining a vertical pivot axis arranged substantially at the center line such that the cage can articulate to the left and to the right for navigating left and right corners in the alleyways while the boar is retained in the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Conception Ro-Main Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrecque, Germain Labrecque
  • Patent number: 6883463
    Abstract: An animal enclosure, having a top wall panel, a bottom rack disposed opposite to the top wall panel, two opposite first side wall panels, a third side wall panel and a fourth side wall panel. Each of the first side wall panels has a top edge hinged to the top wall panels and a bottom edge hinged with the bottom rack at a first elevation. The second side wall panel disposed between and adjacent to the first side wall panels has a bottom edge hinged to the bottom rack at a second elevation. The third side wall panel is opposite to the second side wall panel and adjacent to the first side wall panels. The third side wall has a bottom edge hinged to the bottom rack at a third elevation. The first, second and third elevations are at different from each other such that the top wall panel, the first, second and fourth side wall panels can be folded stacked with each other on the bottom rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Precision Pet Products
    Inventor: David B. Link