Abstract: A Multi-Level Pet Table has a lower plate, a lower cover upon the lower plate, four legs upon corners of the lower plate, an upper plate connecting to the four legs upon its corners, an upper cover upon the upper plate opposite the legs, and two junior tables. A felt joins to the lower plate opposite the lower cover thus preventing scratches. The lower plate and the upper plate have generally rectangular flat, planar forms and a generally mutually parallel orientation. The four legs also have a generally mutually parallel and spaced apart orientation. Each of the legs has a firm mechanical connection to the lower plate and the upper plate. And a cushion adheres between the lower plate and the felt limiting the mechanical connection abrading a supporting surface. The junior tables then provide platforms for bowls so pets eat simultaneously while separated vertically.
Abstract: A rodent cage for housing a rodent comprises a cage body having an open bottom end and an open top end defined by integral sidewalls. An interior surface of each sidewall is adapted to carry a channel. The top end of at least one sidewall terminates below the channel to slidably accept a top panel within the channel. The top panel has at least one opening therein for passage of laboratory equipment. A tray having a bottom and upwardly extending integral tray sidewalls is proportioned so that the cage body rests within the tray during use. The cage body further includes a floor of parallel spaced rods such that bedding housed within the cage body passes through the spaces between the rods while the rodent remains within the cage body when the cage body is removed from the tray. The rodent cage is constructed of a non-permeable clear acrylic plastic.
Abstract: The invention relates to a poultry cage comprising: a cage floor (10), preferably having a grid structure, end (11, 13) and side walls (12, 14) which extend upward from the cage floor and define all sides of an area where the animals are kept, an introducing device (50) for introducing litter material (51), which is disposed above the cage floor and from which the litter material can be dispensed from at least one discharge opening, wherein at least one section of the device for introducing litter is disposed between the side walls, a litter plate (60, 160) connected to the cage floor, which has an upwardly facing floor standing area, comprising one section (66) which lies above the at least one discharge opening and has fixing means for fixing the litter plate to the cage floor.
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.
January 19, 2011
Date of Patent:
April 29, 2014
The Mason Company, LLC
Gary Silvis, Gregory N. Taylor, Jeffrey J. Ballman
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.
Abstract: A dynamic kennel system for use in combination with a pre-existing barrier. One dynamic kennel system comprises at least one side panel rotatably interconnected to the pre-existing barrier and a gate rotatably interconnected to the at least one side panel. The at least one side panel and the gate are positionable in a first collapsed configuration such that the at least one side panel and the gate are situated substantially parallel with each other. The at least one side panel and the gate are also positionable in a second expanded configuration such that the at least one side panel and the gate are situated transverse with each other.
Abstract: The invention relates to a poultry cage comprising: a cage floor (10), preferably having a grid structure, end (11,13) and side walls (12,14) which extend upward from the cage floor and define all sides of an area where the animals are kept, an introducing device (50) for introducing litter material (51), which is disposed above the cage floor and from which the litter material can be dispensed from at least one discharge opening, wherein at least one section of the device for introducing litter is disposed between the side walls, a litter plate (60, 160) connected to the cage floor, which has an upwardly facing floor standing area, comprising one section (66) which lies above the at least one discharge opening and has fixing means for fixing the litter plate to the cage floor.
Abstract: A habitat (1) having a framed enclosure (2) with removable panels (25), preferably constructed out of a screen material and a basin (3) that collects waste, such as bird food and feces, and is use to collect and dispose of water when cleaning the habitat or to drain water if the habitat is being used for gardening. A removable perch (18) and carrying bag (21) allows a user a way to easily transport an animal from location to location. A cleaning perch (21) attaches to the top of the frame and provides a location for an animal to rest while the habitat is being cleaned. The cleaning perch also provides a ring (22) for attaching a shower curtain (23) that surrounds the habitat while it is being cleaned. One of many alternative uses for the habitat is as a portable garden.
Abstract: A collapsible, mountable pet crate. A collapsible crate mountable to a wall such that the crate may be assembled for pet usage while mounted to the wall and collapsed into a compact package while mounted to the wall and not being used. A mounting bracket affixed to the wall receives a mounting rod (or mounting pins) integral with, or connected to, the crate to facilitate operation of the crate. The mounting bracket includes a first position for receipt of the mounting rod corresponding to the assembled or opened crate and a second position for receipt of the mounting rod corresponding to the collapsed or stowed crate. In another version, a pair of latches rotatably joined to a back wall for (i) joining said the wall to the bottom tray in a collapsed configuration and (ii) securing the foldable cage to the back wall in an assembled configuration.
Abstract: A covering for an animal crate is described. In accordance with one implementation, a covering is configured to prevent an amount of an animal's hair, dirt, or mess created by the animal from escaping through at least one aperture located on a lower portion of a wall of a crate. The covering comprises a panel operably attached to the lower portion of the wall of the crate. The panel is of a length and height sufficient to prevent an amount of the animal's hair, dirt, or mess created by the animal from escaping through the at least one aperture located on the lower portion of the wall of the crate.
Abstract: A disposable rodent cage used in both static and/or ventilated cage and rack systems, wherein the disposable cage includes a cage bottom. The cage may further be provided with a grommet disposed on the cage bottom and a bonnet constructed and arrange to fit over the cage bottom. The bonnet may further include a feeding and watering assembly. The cage may further include a filter cover that may be placed over an opening in the bonnet to cover the feeding and watering assembly. The bonnet may also include one or more elevated ribs disposed thereon to create an air seal when it is inserted into a canopy of a rack.
November 5, 2010
June 9, 2011
George S. GABRIEL, Neil E. CAMPBELL, Rodney E. GERRINGER, Edward K. ELDRETH, Lynn IRWIN, Chinsoo PARK
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.
December 3, 2009
June 9, 2011
Michael E. Greene, Bryan W. Jennings, Terrance L. Jones, David L. Clemmons
Abstract: Methods and systems for obtaining weight information of livestock in a confined area, such as penned pigs. The method includes locating a scale in the penned area, with the scale being appropriately configured to weigh a full grown pig and characterized as having an open construction. With this in mind, the method further includes pigs freely choosing to interact with scale as part of the pig's natural life pattern, with pig weights being obtained as part of this interaction.
Abstract: A habitat extender comprises a floor panel which has a plurality of tabs along at least a portion of the perimeter the floor panel dimensioned to fit within the bars of a cage. A rod is inserted through the tabs to secure the floor panel to the cage. In one embodiment, the habitat extender comprises the bottom floor panel and a top floor panel are joined to define a pocket like living space with opposing non-concentric openings providing access to the pocket and to other parts of the habitat. The openings are non-concentrically disposed to prevent an animal from falling straight through. The habitat extender is removable for easy cleanup.
Abstract: A pet pen for housing a pet is provided. The pet pen comprises a plurality of enclosing members with each enclosing member having a wall body and an opening end. The enclosing members form the pen by overlapping a portion of the wall body at two or more of the opening ends, and the pen width can be adjusted by adjusting the length of the overlapping portion. The pen width can be adjusted without removing an enclosing member.
Abstract: A modular kennel system, each module including a floor tub having a sloped floor and a gutter formed therein that is supported at a level above the surface on which the system rests for draining wastes therefrom. The system is erected on site without modification of the site in a variety of configurations and sizes and with or without a second level of enclosures. Each module comprising the system includes a substantially vertical panel from which the floor tub is supported and the drain basin formed in the gutter of the floor tub is connected through a plumbing trap to a drainpipe that runs between the module and the next adjacent module to connect the drain basins of the gutters from successive modules. This structure of the modular kennel system prevents cross-contamination, including sewer gases, between enclosures. The system may also include manual, timed, or conductivity-controlled flush systems for ridding the enclosures of waste fluids under a grate that is easy to clean.
Abstract: A wire cage operable between an expanded position and a folded position includes a top wall and a bottom wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a front wall and a rear wall attach to the bottom and top walls. The front and rear walls contain rounded sides. The cage includes an entrance door. A pass through door is mounted on the entrance door. In order to open the pass through door, the entrance door must be closed and locked. The cage top wall optionally contains a top wall door hinged on the edge of the top wall so that the user can easily access the cage from the top wall. The top door can be rotated so that it rests flush with the cage sidewall. A pan is inserted over the bottom surface.
May 1, 2002
Date of Patent:
January 27, 2004
Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Scott A. Skurdalsvold, Donald E. Spears, II, Michael A. Foster, Mike Harper, Ralph Van Skiver
Abstract: A panel leveling system for use in connection with animal kennel runs sharing a common sloping floor. The panel leveling system comprises a base extending parallel the slope of the floor, a vertically oriented wall panel and a sealing element extending between the base and the wall panel. The sealing element prevents fluid from passing between the base and wall panel and further functions to maintain upper and lower edges of the wall panel in a horizontal orientation.
Abstract: A poultry breeder flooring system including a plurality of spaced apart and substantially parallel wire mesh channel defining beams, a wire mesh floor supported on the channel defining beams and a fastener mechanism interconnecting the floor and the channel defining means. The wire mesh floor and beam assembly provides an improved surface to space ratio which reduces dung collection and thereby enhances egg production.
Abstract: A conveyor belt having raised hemispheres serves as the floor for caged production of poultry. The belt is preferably molded plastic and moves continuously at a speed undetectable by the birds, allowing complete removal of manure before manure build-up becomes appreciable. The conveyor belt's direction of movement may also be reversed at variable speeds, automatically conveying the birds to catch crews.
Abstract: The invention relates to a cage battery (1) for poultry breeding in which the birds are removed by making the actual grid base (8) of the individual cages or cage sections removable, i.e. it may be rolled up, pulled out or folded up, while beneath the grid base (8) there is a conveyor belt (5, 6, 7) capable of removing the birds from the barn.