With Attachment Device Patents (Class 119/467)
  • Patent number: 8191510
    Abstract: A bird cage assembly with cleaning sinks that allows a user to clean a bird cage (1) without having to move the bird cage or dirtying the area around the bird cage. The bird cage rests in a lower cleaning sink (2) having a perimeter wall (4) extending upward from a floor (5) that angles downward towards a drain (6) having a drain pipe (7) extending from the drain. A flange (8) extends outward at an upward angle from an upper edge (9) of the perimeter wall and acts as a gutter to catch debris and water used to clean the bird cage. An upper cleaning sink (17) may be attached to the top of the bird cage to collect debris and water from a perch (18) located above the upper cleaning sink. The upper cleaning sink comprises a perimeter wall extending upward from a floor that angles downward towards a drain having a drain pipe extending downward from the drain. The drain pipe empties into the lower cleaning sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Peter F. Euse
  • Patent number: 7975653
    Abstract: The bird waste catcher for a cage door is a device that is adapted for mounting on the door of a standard wire mesh birdcage. A pair of brackets attaches to the cage door with nuts and bolts and supports a detachable receptacle. The receptacle is mounted on the door of the birdcage for catching excrement and other debris created by a pet bird perched on top of the birdcage door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Karen Cash
  • Patent number: 7909002
    Abstract: An avian hut includes a plurality of walls, each wall having an upper edge and a lower edge and coupled to at least one other of the plurality of walls, the plurality of walls together defining an avian hut interior and an avian hut exterior, the lower edges together defining an opening open to the environment, and at least one of the plurality of walls defining a notch shaped to accept a perch secured to an interior of a bird enclosure thereby allowing the perch to extend from the exterior of the avian hut into the interior of the avian hut. A securing device is operable to removably secure the plurality of walls within a bird cage and the notch above the perch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Crazy K Poultry & Livestock, LLC
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke
  • Publication number: 20090250013
    Abstract: The bird waste catcher for a cage door is a device that is adapted for mounting on the door of a standard wire mesh birdcage. A pair of brackets attaches to the cage door with nuts and bolts and supports a detachable receptacle. The receptacle is mounted on the door of the birdcage for catching excrement and other debris created by a pet bird perched on top of the birdcage door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Karen Cash
  • Patent number: 7418925
    Abstract: An improved mirrored bird toy is provided that includes an interior multiple reflecting capacity that can reflect multiple reflections of a pet bird in multiple directions. Exterior exposed edges of the various mirrors may be plastic coated for safety. The lower or bottom mirror may include a cut-out whereby the bird can gain better access to the toy. The toy is mountable, within a cage, to the cage bars using a screw and nut. An orienting gage is disposed on the reverse side below the screw nub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: JW Pet Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Rutherford
  • Patent number: 7117820
    Abstract: A bird cage ladder equipped with a locking connection mechanism that is biased toward a closed position and is easy to install and remove from a bird cage. Particular embodiments of the present invention have the flexibility to connect with various shaped bird cages. Other embodiments provide additional ladder stability by limiting the range of movement of the ladder from side-to-side. Utilization of a locking connection mechanism as disclosed makes it very difficult for the ladder to disengage from the bird cage due to rocking cause by a bird. The locking connection mechanisms are releasably connected to the bird cage and bird cage ladder, allowing the bird cage ladder to be easily installed and removed from the bird cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Aspen Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Kirch
  • Patent number: 7111583
    Abstract: A lightweight perch formed from plastic, wood or the like, has, in one embodiment, an outer surface on which is applied a granular material such as sand or the like. An adhesive or solvent may be used to apply the granular material to the perch. The resultant perch duplicates the healthy, stimulative effects of expensive concrete and sand perches at a tremendously reduced weight and cost. In another embodiment, a perch is formed from a plurality of parts of dissimilar materials that are joined together through the entrainment of one material from one part into the other material from the other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: JW Pet Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Willinger, Klaus Woltmann, Ryan Rutherford
  • Patent number: 6973896
    Abstract: The suspended bird-feed catcher of the present invention includes a pan suitable for receiving and holding bird feed that falls out of a bird feeder and prevents the bird feed from falling to the ground. The pan is suspended from the same apparatus from which the bird feeder is suspended so the pan can be easily removed without disrupting the bird feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Ron Smith
  • Patent number: 6971332
    Abstract: Birdcage attachments are mountable to a birdcage and present a bird with a variety of interesting and challenging activities. The toy attachments encourage birds to learn by experimenting. As a bird manipulates some parts of the toy attachments, the bird will discover that the parts may be put into different positions and remain there until deciding to move them again. In most cases, the parts will not automatically return to their original state or position if the bird stops playing, challenging a bird even more to return the toy to its original state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: JW Pet Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Woltmann, Jonathan Willinger
  • Patent number: 6928957
    Abstract: This invention is a bird seed collector providing a suspended reservoir beneath a wild bird feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Douglas Espinda
  • Patent number: 6895899
    Abstract: Filtration systems for animal enclosures such as bird cages are disclosed. A moving body of liquid through a receptacle, traps waste and airborne contaminants from the enclosures, a filtration unit filters the waste, and a pump circulates the liquid. A sterilizing unit may be connected to inhibit microbial growth. An auto shut-off valve may be used to control the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Rhonda Schrader
  • Patent number: 6776122
    Abstract: A hanger design to which a conglomeration of seed, treat or other food product may be adhered and which can be easily Installed and effectively secured to most animal cages is provided. The hanger of the invention includes a shaft having a plate disposed at one end in a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the direction of the shaft. The plate has an outside surface formed with a pair of vertical ribs and an extending horizontal locking tab which together can be used to lock the hanger unit to a conventional animal cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: The Hartz Mountain Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Magrath, Vitor Oliveira, George Engel
  • Patent number: 6736088
    Abstract: A caged-animal entertainment assembly that chimes or rings in response to animal engagement of an attractant suspended in the animal cage wherein the attractant may be separated or decoupled from a chiming assembly so the movement of the attractant by the caged animal no longer generates a chiming sound. When the attractant is attached or coupled to the chiming assembly, the animal generates the chiming sound by moving the attractant which, in turn, moves a support that is connected to a striker. The striker strikes the chimes or a bell to create the chiming sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas S. McGregor, Holly K. Gersch
  • Publication number: 20030188696
    Abstract: Birdcage attachments are mountable to a birdcage and present a bird with a variety of interesting and challenging activities. The toy attachments encourage birds to learn by experimenting. As a bird manipulates some parts of the toy attachments, the bird will discover that the parts may be put into different positions and remain there until deciding to move them again. In most cases, the parts will not automatically return to their original state or position if the bird stops playing, challenging a bird even more to return the toy to its original state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Klaus Woltmann, Jonathan Willinger
  • Patent number: 6394034
    Abstract: A cage guard which is adaptable to a variety of cage shapes and types is described in the present invention. The cage guard is a flexible form composed of a nonporous bottom portion, an optional nonporous side portion, a porous side portion, and band to secure the cage guard to a cage. The cage guard is produced in such a way that it conforms to the cage. This gives the cage guard the advantageous property of keeping debris and excretions inside the cage so the animal can be enjoyed in a clean, sanitary way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Patricia Watts
  • Patent number: 6374772
    Abstract: For use in bird enclosures or the like, a perch holder that serves to mount a perch on or within the enclosure. The holder consists of a base unit with attached mounting devices to secure the holder to a bird enclosure. The holder has a longitudinal hole therein that accommodates one or more hollow inserts that serve to decrease the diameter of the hole to allow using perches of various diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas Elwood Brandt
  • Patent number: 6269775
    Abstract: A cage guard which is adaptable to a variety of cage shapes and types is described in the present invention. The cage guard is a flexible form composed of a nonporous bottom portion, an optional nonporous side portion, a porous side portion, and means to secure the cage guard to a cage. The cage guard is produced in such a way that it conforms to the cage. This gives the cage guard the advantageous property of keeping debris and excretions inside the cage so the animal can be enjoyed in a clean, sanitary way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Patricia Watts
  • Patent number: 6123047
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cage for small domestic pet animals which provides space saving yet permits ready expansion in the event of pet population growth. The cage is of a hanging-up-on-the-wall type having a relatively small depth and width. It includes a rear wall having a plurality of attachment holes through which many accessories are attached to the rear wall. A plurality of openings are formed in the side walls to receive perforated blind plates for air penetration. The cage may comprise a primary and an auxiliary housing which are connected to each other through a tubular passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Kazumi Morita
    Inventor: Kozo Sakai
  • Patent number: 6079850
    Abstract: A mounting device for a lamp on a birdcage comprised of a lamp receptacle provided on both ends thereof at least with a telescopically movable rod having a lock. Wherein, the locks can be hung and fixed on any positions on the frame of the birdcage; and by providing a plurality of telescopically movable rods, a lamp for the birdcage can be provided at a location on the frame of the birdcage requiring a light source. This can allow adjustment of distances and orientations of the light rays projected from the lamp to birds, thus growth of the birds can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventors: Fred M. Mendelsohn, Simon A. H. Lee
  • Patent number: 6024047
    Abstract: A bird feeder for retaining compressed suet-seed cakes is provided having a construction permitting easier refill of the feeder as well as making it more difficult for squirrels and other animals from raiding the feeder. Two embodiments of the feeder are disclosed including a hinged side door which is kept closed under tension equal to the weight of the suspended feeder and one having foldable perches which conserves packing material and space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Seed Resources L.L.C.
    Inventor: Frank Michael Hoogland
  • Patent number: 5975023
    Abstract: A seclusion compartment for a pet has a floor, an upper plate, and a tent pole for separating and attaching the floor and the upper plate. A flexible opaque covering is attached to the floor and the upper plate to form a substantially enclosed compartment for the pet. The compartment may be attached to the inside of a pet cage, as by a nut and bolt. Ideally, the compartment is attached to the ceiling of the pet cage, so that it is suspended therefrom. An elastic band may be used to attach the opaque covering to the floor, and to allow a portion of the covering to be selectively positioned to provide an opening for ingress and egress by the pet. The seclusion compartment thus provides optional privacy for the pet within the confines of the pet's usual cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Schlick
  • Patent number: 5694885
    Abstract: An animal feeder that can be mounted on a wall of an animal cage includes a feeder assembly including a back wall, a trough region integrally formed with the back wall and a front wall integrally formed with the trough region and a securing member for securing the feeder asssembly to the wall of the cage. The feeder assembly includes a plurality of slots providing the animal access to a food item placed therein. The animal feeder may include a perch assembly releasably mounted to the feeder assembly. The perch assembly which includes a perch constructed from a plurality of wires, includes a mounting assembly for releasably mounting said perch assembly to said feeder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: LAB Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Deitrich, John E. Sheaffer