Perch For Cage Patents (Class 119/468)
  • Patent number: 9894977
    Abstract: A filing device that allows an animal to have its nails trimmed without human interaction or interference. The filing device includes a casing, a rod, a wall, housing, cap, motor, motor cover and power source. The rod is concentrically nested within the casing and covered in a grit material. The casing has a cutout on its bottom or top surface that allows the rod to be exposed. The rod is powered by a motor and when the power is turned on it causes the rod to rotate. An animal may mount itself on the casing of the filing device. When the motor is turned on it vibrates the device which causes the quick within the animal's vein to retract. As the animal sits on the casing its nails are exposed to the rotating rod which causes the nails to be filed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Bill Willix
  • Patent number: 9788524
    Abstract: A movable partition is usable with an animal kennel to change the size of the reposable region of the kennel within which an animal can be disposed during the animal's period of growth. The reposable region is situated between the kennel door and the movable partition. The movable partition is mountable to ventilation openings formed in the animal kennel and is movable among a variety of distances from the kennel door to change the size of the reposable region within the kennel in order to properly train the animal and to avoid the animal relieving itself within the kennel. The partition includes a barrier element and a number of mounting elements that are mountable to the ventilation openings of the kennel. The movable partition further includes a number of clip apparatuses that are cooperable with the mounting elements to retain the mounting elements mounted to the ventilation openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: David Veness
  • 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: 20090101074
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing at least one bird with a comfortable means for swinging. The apparatus comprises a pole member having a predetermined length and formed of a predetermined material. A first means is engageable with a top portion of the pole member and with such bird cage for connection of the pole member to a top portion of such bird cage; and a second means is disposed on a bottom portion of such pole member for connecting at least one peg member to such pole member, such at least one peg member providing a place for such bird's feet to grasp when such bird is swinging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Linda K. Bjelland
  • Patent number: 7343877
    Abstract: A bird cage has at least one flush mounted door for the cage when door is opened; and an accessible feed receiver for the cage, which can be retrieved and serviced without reaching inside the cage. An arcuate perch permits access to the feed receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: John Scott McDonald
  • Patent number: 7334539
    Abstract: An improved parrot decorative tower provides higher possibility and convenience to expose the beauty of the exotic birds keeping birds safety and living space sanitary conditions. An improved parrot decorative tower includes a mobile portion and an attachable portion (a decorative portion). The mobile portion comprises a container with an open upper side, removable tray installed at the lower portion of the container, at least on of a plurality of wheels/rollers and a connecting device including a fixing portion comprising at least one of a plurality of brackets and tightening bolts. The decorative portion is coupled with the mobile portion by an appropriate quantity of the directors rigidly connected to the frame coupled with the perch and comprising an exotic landscape picture or mirror installed in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Armen Karapetyan
  • Patent number: 7290500
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a bird perch to a bird cage wherein first and second sides of a mounting means clamps to the cage and holds a perch holding means onto which a perch is attached and which enables the user to compression clamp a ball joint component at a predetermined angle to position the bird perch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Robert M. Burrell
  • 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: 7093563
    Abstract: A protective device for limiting access through an opening formed in one wall of a house for small animals or birds, including an elongated open-ended tubular body having first and second ends and a passage therethrough, a securement for securing the first end of the tubular body to the house, and a support structure extending downwardly from the second end of the tubular body. The support structure includes a perch substantially aligned with the tunnel and extending at least about 0.75 inches from the second end of the tubular body, and/or the top of the second end of the tubular body is recessed toward the one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Patricia E. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6883464
    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 is disclosed herein. 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 caused 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: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Aspen Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Kirch
  • Patent number: 6866007
    Abstract: A heated bird perch includes a cylindrical housing having a first end and a second end. The second end has a flange with a threaded member extending from the flange. The cylindrical housing is formed of a heat conductive material. An electrical heating element is encased in the cylindrical housing. A temperature sensor is encased in the cylindrical housing. A controller is coupled to the temperature probe and to the electrical heating element. The controller is preset to maintain a fixed temperature. A plug is placed inside an exposed end of the threaded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: K & H Manufacturing, Inc
    Inventor: James Donald Koskey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6827040
    Abstract: A bird activity center, for providing an instinctually safe playground for a domesticated bird, using a set of a plurality of tubes and T-connectors. The tubes are used to form vertical and horizontal members, which are interconnected using the T-connectors. Toys may be attached directly onto the horizontally members by extending the toy over the horizontal member before attaching into one of the T-connectors. The configuration of the vertical and horizontal members may be customized to meet the available space of the user, and the size of the bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventors: Jerry McGinn, Robert Ruderschmidt
  • Publication number: 20040154552
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Willinger, Klaus Woltmann, Ryan Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20040025800
    Abstract: A pet toy formed from a section or sections of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and/or tube, preferably white polyvinyl chloride PVC water sprinkler pipe, that is grooved longitudinally, at random intervals therearound, and its surface is heated, with an open flame such as a flame generated by a propane torch, to darken the surface to a shade or shades of brown and to roughen the surface. The pipe or tube is spot heated and bent at that heated spot into a desired toy shape, and one toy shape is has the pipe or tube ends aligned and are joined, providing a toy with an open center area that is suitable as a bird perch and is fitted with a hanger for suspending it and may be drilled to receive a cord or cords fitted therethrough that toy pieces, such as sections of colored wood, plastic or other materials, are threaded on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Carleson, Wendy Ricci
  • Patent number: 6684818
    Abstract: A lightweight perch formed from plastic, wood or the like, has an outer surface on which is applied a granular material such as sand or the like. A thin layer of adhesive or solvent may be used to attach 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: JW Pet Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Willinger, Klaus Woltmann
  • Publication number: 20030188697
    Abstract: A lightweight perch formed from plastic, wood or the like, has an outer surface on which is applied a granular material such as sand or the like. A thin layer of adhesive or solvent may be used to attach 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Jonathan Willinger, Klaus Woltmann
  • Patent number: 6619236
    Abstract: Provided is an elongated bird safety pedicure perch. The perch is a combination safety excerise perch and nail trimming device. The perch offers two safe smooth sides for the bird to stand on to protect the tender pads of the bird's feet from harsh abbrasive surfaces; along with smooth ridges and rounded radiuses to exercise the birds leg and feet muscles. The other two sides have the coarse texture, needed to keep the birds nails in a naturally healthy state of trim. A connection assembly, which acceptably includes a threaded rod, two fender washers and a nut, are used to mount the entire bird safety pedicure perch apparatus to a bird cage or similar structure. The perch is preferably made of a solid, abrasive material, such as concrete or resin with a gritty aggregate material embedded therein, so that the abrasive properties of the material preferably stay constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Just Selling, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Kimble Johnakin, III
  • Patent number: 6578525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bird cage, more particularly a bird cage in which a perch is rotatably suspended from a ceiling of the bird cage. An alternate preferred embodiment provides for a perch rotatably supported between the ceiling and a floor member of the bird cage. The perch is constructed so that it will rotate about two perpendicular axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventors: Margaret E. Engelking, Georgia E. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 6516750
    Abstract: A modular birdhouse in accordance with the present invention includes a support pole, a collar, at least one wire form and at least one nest module. First, the collar is slidably connected to the pole. The wire form has a square shape, and the ends of the wire form are upturned and inserted into corresponding openings in the collar. The collar includes coordinated flanges with fasteners that fix the wire forms to the collar. Two or more collars can be interconnected in a stacked manner to create tiers of nest modules. Each nest module has a plurality of connector slots. For attachment, the nest module is positioned within the square shape of the wire form and then rotated until the connector slots of the nest module engage the wire form. A porch structure interconnects the wire form to the nest module to prevent further rotation and disengagement of the nest module. Nest modules may be added or removed from the wire forms as desired by the operator and without the use of tools and/or implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Jerry E. Heinzeroth
  • Patent number: 6463884
    Abstract: A birdrest structure comprises an upright post, a waste receptacle, and a horizontal rod on which a bird is rested. The birdrest structure can be fastened to the wall by a fastening device which is fastened with the bottom end of the upright post. The birdrest structure can be hanged on the backrest of a car seat by a hanging frame which is fastened with the bottom end of the upright post. The birdrest structure can be placed at a level on the floor by a support frame which is fastened with the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Hui-Chuan Lien
  • Patent number: 6457439
    Abstract: A bird perch apparatus for providing birds with an aerial toy that encourages climbing swinging. The bird perch apparatus includes a mounting assembly is adapted to be coupled to a support structure. A support assembly is rotatably coupled to the mounting assembly. A perch assembly is rotatably coupled to the support assembly such that the perch assembly is adapted for permitting perching of the bird. The perch assembly has a mounting portion is coupled to the support assembly. The perch assembly has a pair of annular rings that are diametrically coupled to the mounting portion such that each of the annular rings is adapted for permitting perching of the bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Margaret E. Engelking
  • Publication number: 20020124807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bird cage, more particularly a bird cage in which a perch is rotatably suspended from a ceiling of the bird cage. An alternate preferred embodiment provides for a perch rotatably supported between the ceiling and a floor member of the bird cage. The perch is constructed so that it will rotate about two perpendicular axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Margaret E. Engelking, Georgia E. Lloyd
  • 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: 6332431
    Abstract: A perch for trimming the nails of a bird to a predetermined length so as to prevent over trimming and bleeding resulting therefrom. The perch includes a core that perches the bird, a sheet of sandpaper that is rolled around the core and trims the nails of the bird, and a sleeve that is movably disposed on the sheet of sandpaper and assures that the nails of the bird are trimmed only to the predetermined length so as to prevent the over trimming and the bleeding resulting therefrom. The sleeve is entirely covered with a plurality of throughbores that communicate with the sheet of sandpaper and receive the nails of the bird therethrough when the bird is perched uninhibitedly thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Inventor: Barry F. Brown
  • Patent number: 6244220
    Abstract: A bird cage (20) includes a centrally disposed bird receiving structure (30) and inwardly sloping sides (28) which in combination cause birds to face inward and thereby defecate away from the bird receiving structure. These features make the cleaning of the bird cage easier. In a preferred embodiment, the bird cage also includes a removable top portion (24) which is selectively connected to a bottom portion (22). Since the top portion can be removed from the bottom portion, cleaning of the bird cage is simplified. In a preferred embodiment, the bird cage does not include a conventional door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Robert W. Dawson
  • Patent number: 6145477
    Abstract: A wall-less animal containment system for non-flying animals. The containment system includes a lower enclosure (24) that defines a generally upward concavity from a center portion (44) to a rim (48) with a wall extending between the center portion (44) and the rim (48). The interior surfaces of the wall are sufficiently smooth to prevent the animals contained therein from gripping onto the wall and climbing out of the lower enclosure (25). A perch is (50",50') is located above the lower enclosure (24) to permit animals in the containment system to perch above the lower enclosure (24). A lower support (36, 120) extends from the lower enclosure (24) and spaces the perch (50", 50') above the lower enclosure (24). The lower support (36, 120) is located so as to be a distance away from the rim (48) of the lower enclosure (24) to prevent an animal from climbing from the support (36, 120) to the rim (48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Jansen Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: John Jansen
  • Patent number: 5752463
    Abstract: A bird activity platform comprising a floor, a back board attached along an edge of the floor, the back board being constructed to permit its attachment to a vertical surface, a runway extending from the back board to the opposite edge of the floor and being raised above the level of the floor, the runway being constructed and arranged to act as a landing platform for a bird, a pole extending upwardly from the surface of the floor and having at its upper end a pair at least of horizontally extending perches subtending an angle between them, a seed feeder arranged at the end of the runway remote from the back board and shield means arranged around the end of the runway and the seed feeder to confine spilt seed to the area of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Inventor: Peter Edwin Jenkins
  • Patent number: 5713305
    Abstract: A feeder for mounting on an interior wall of a cage is disclosed. The feeder includes a clamping mechanism for clamping onto a wall of a cage, and an extension bar extending from the clamping mechanism to the interior of the cage, and a receptacle which holds a feeder cup affixed at the interior end of the extension bar. By positioning the feeder cup away from a wall of the cage, the extension bar of the invention provides numerous advantages. Positioning the feeder cup away from a cage wall prevents the scattering of feed outside of a cage, improves the ability of a watcher to watch feeding, and improves the accessibility of the feeder cup for easy removal and replacement of the feeder cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventors: Oveta D. Hollaway, Robert J. Hollaway
  • Patent number: 5702085
    Abstract: A support for a balancing sculpture in the form of an arcuate perch with a hanger mounted on the perch for movement between a first position for suspending the support from a ceiling, and a second position for mounting the support on a wall with the hanger engaging a wall hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Ark Foundation, LLC
    Inventors: Ofer Nissim, Marc Goldblatt
  • Patent number: 5588397
    Abstract: Provided is an elongated perch rod with a disk attached to one end. The perch rod functions as a perch and nail trimming device and the disk functions as a beak trimming and conditioning device. The disk (beak conditioner) is of shorter length and larger diameter than the perch rod. A connection assembly, which acceptably includes a threaded rod, nut, and washer is attached to the face of the disk (beak conditioner) that is opposite from the face of the disk from which the perch rod extends. The connection assembly functions such that the entire bird perch apparatus can be easily mounted to a bird cage or similar structure. The perch rod and disk are preferably made of a solid, abrasive material, such as concrete or resin with a gritty material embedded therein, so that the abrasive properties of the material preferably stay constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Just Selling, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Kimble Johnakin, III
  • Patent number: 5511512
    Abstract: A bird perch apparatus includes a floor base assembly, and a pole assembly is connected to the floor base assembly. A ceiling-contacting assembly is connected to the pole assembly. A lower pan assembly is supported by the pole assembly. An upper pan assembly is supported by the pole assembly a predetermined distance above the lower pan assembly, and a perch assembly is connected to the pole assembly at a position along the pole assembly between the lower pan assembly and the upper pan assembly. The lower pan assembly is circular and includes a central aperture for receiving the pole assembly. The upper pan assembly is circular and includes a central aperture for receiving the pole assembly. A cage assembly is supported by the lower pan assembly and is capped by the upper pan assembly. The pole assembly includes a first adjustable portion and a second adjustable portion which are adjustable longitudinally with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventors: Nanci A. Pintavalli, Willis J. Whittaker