Hand Or Body-type Carrier Patents (Class 119/497)
  • Patent number: 10362889
    Abstract: A parcel receptacle includes a bottom member, an exterior wall that extends upward from the bottom member and that defines an interior space, and a top member that is coupled with the exterior wall and configured to cover an opening of the receptacle to enclose the parcel within the interior space. The parcel receptacle also includes a lock mechanism that is operably coupled with the top member and the exterior wall. The lock mechanism is lockable to prevent user access to the interior space and is unlockable to enable the top member to be opened to allow user access to the interior space. A vertical lip of the top member overlaps at least a portion of the exterior wall so that a seam between the top member and the exterior wall is covered by the vertical lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BENCHSENTRY INC.
    Inventors: James B. Dehner, Mark Soderberg
  • Patent number: 10194636
    Abstract: A pet crate having a top, a bottom, and a cage between the top and bottom. The cage can be engaged to and disengaged from each of the top and bottom. When engaged to the top and bottom, or when disengaged from either one or both of the top and bottom, the cage is endless and can safely hold a pet therein. When disengaged from the top and bottom, the cage is foldable into a closed, endless and flat configuration such that the cage can be stored between the top and bottom such that the crate as a whole in such stored configuration is generally flat. When disengaged from the top and bottom, the cage is foldable out into a fence configuration by disconnecting two ends of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Carlson Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Lyle H. Rogalla, Danial E. Julian
  • Patent number: 10143180
    Abstract: A method of feeding a carnivore by untrained persons while providing safety the animal and the person feeding the animal. An enclosure for the animal has a transparent or substantially transparent barrier observation barrier. The observation barrier has a void formed therein into which a piece of meat may be pushed, such as by pushing with a finger of a person. The piece of meat is elongated and may be pushed through the void until a portion of the meat exits the void on the side of the barrier in which the carnivore is located. The void is of sufficient length that the user's finger will not exit the void on the side of the barrier in which the carnivore is located. The transparent or substantially transparent barrier provides the illusion that the person is feeding the animal by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Bhagavan Antle
  • Patent number: 9867441
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a piece of luggage for storing, transporting, and showcasing shoes. The piece of luggage may include a body having an interior and a closable cover configured to close off the interior and a display case mounted within the interior of the body, the display case comprising at least one transparent display window. The display case may be sized and shaped to accommodate at least one pair of shoes, and the shoes may be viewable through the display window from an exterior of the display case and from an exterior of the piece of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Danika Iarivia Hodges
  • Patent number: 9781901
    Abstract: A pet carrier for facilitating interactive experiences between a pet and pet owner includes including a pocket with an opening, two sides and a bottom adapted to partially surround a pet. The pocket has a resilient panel lining the bottom or sewn into the bottom that tensions the sides when the carrier is worn and a pet is placed in the pocket, and which provides a firm footing for the pet when transported by the pet owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Jonathan L Rivera
  • Patent number: 9301493
    Abstract: A pet carrier includes a bottom panel having a pair of end edges and a pair of side edges that are longer than the end edges, a pair of side panels attached to the side edges of the bottom panel, a pair of end panels attached to the end edges of the bottom panel, and a top panel. The bottom panel, the side panels, the end panels, and the top panel enclose an interior area for carrying a pet when the pet carrier is in a closed configuration. One of the side panels is an openable side panel structured to fold downward and form a flush surface with the bottom panel when the pet carrier is in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack William Renforth, Ann Hanson
  • Patent number: 9107386
    Abstract: An animal house (1) comprises a base (2) and a cover (3) affording a roof and side walls for the house (1) and engaging with the base (2), to which it is attached by a hinge. Releasable fastening means (5) secure the cover (3) to the base (2) such that, when released, the cover (3) may be removed to afford access to the base (2) from above. An end wall (4, 12) of the houselengages one side of the base (2). A panel (12) of the end wall is removable and exchangeable with other panels of different configurations, to suit different animals and/or occasions. Modular inserts (11) fit into the base (2) and are exchangeable with other inserts of different configurations, to suit different animals and/or occasions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Petz Podz Limited
    Inventor: John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150122196
    Abstract: An unfoldable portable pet bag has a bearing plate portion, extensible peripheral portion, lacing holes, control pull-cord, flexible portions and pulling and lifting portions. The portable pet bags can be unfolded and directly used as a mat for pets. Moreover, the unfoldable portable pet bag is flat when it is unfolded, enabling elimination of blind corners and making it easier for cleaning and drying. When pet owners plan to take pets with them, the pets could step into (or be carried into) the bearing plate portion. Next, the extensible peripheral portion can be quickly converged into a vertical framed body via upward pulling of said pulling and lifting portion. This could completely solve the problem of pets getting stuck when they're put into or taken out of the pet container, making it more convenient, quicker and safer to carry the pets with multiple functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: PETRICK ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Yuan Liu, Tai-Shen Huang
  • Publication number: 20150114306
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: K-Kat LLC
    Inventor: Theodore J. Glover
  • Publication number: 20150101542
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Renforth, Ann Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150047573
    Abstract: A skin apparatus for removable use with an animal enclosure, the apparatus comprising a bottom wall and a side wall integral with the bottom wall substantially along a side wall bottom edge and extending therefrom so as to terminate in an opposite side wall top edge, the distance between the side wall bottom edge and the side wall top edge defining an effective height of the apparatus so as to be removably engaged with the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sandra Tam
  • 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: 20140352628
    Abstract: A collapsible kennel having a top panel, bottom panel, two side panels, a front panel having an opening, and a rear panel. The top panel, bottom panel, two side panels, front panel, and rear panel are connected to one another to form a substantially rectangular enclosure having a door in the opening for ingress and egress. The front and rear panels each include a peripheral edging containing a looped frame. The side panels each include a peripheral. edging containing opposed side frames, the side frames each having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends being attached to respective looped frames. A method of collapsing the kennel is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SportPet Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: KELLY C. KELLOGG
  • Patent number: 8893661
    Abstract: A portable pet bed apparatus is provided that can be selectively side mountable to a bed assembly. The pet bed apparatus includes a carrier device that defines a bedding space thereof sized and dimensioned to accommodate a domestic pet therein. The pet bed apparatus further includes a mounting assembly having a horizontal portion and a vertical portion that lies closely adjacent to the bed assembly, and a connector assembly on the side of the carrier device for detachably connecting the carrier device to the vertical portion of the mounting assembly. The carrier device can be removed from the mounting assembly, which enables independent functionality as a pet carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sea Glass, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara M. Pietra
  • Patent number: 8888080
    Abstract: An animal carrier gate anti-rattle device comprises an elastic elongated member having a front surface and a back surface. The elastic elongated member comprises: a proximal section defining a hook that forms an opening facing the front surface; a distal section; and a first bent section between the proximal section and the distal section, where the first bent section has a bend angle of less than 120 degrees relative to the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas C. Deane
  • Publication number: 20140318469
    Abstract: A kennel for pet containment comprising: a rectangular cuboid enclosure; a top handle positioned on a top surface of the cuboid enclosure; a series of vented openings along each side panel of the cuboid enclosure; a removable drawer positioned below a inside floor of the cuboid enclosure; a series of vented opening along a back side of the cuboid enclosure; and a grated front door. The door latch may be placed on an outer surface of the grated front door and a drawer latch may extend across a front surface of the removable drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Wade Beasley, Ashley Joan Ortiz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140216355
    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: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Bryson
  • Publication number: 20140196668
    Abstract: A portable pet carrier and vehicle transportation bag. The bag includes a plurality of straps that are capable of independently disconnecting from one another for securing and adjusting the straps around one or more components in an interior cabin of a vehicle. Stabilizing bars or elements disposed within an interior cavity of the bag help ensure balanced operation when the bag is secured within the interior cabin of the vehicle. The bag is adapted to engage with a removable cover, either during manufacturing or by a consumer for altering the look or functionality of the bag as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Juls Bindi
  • Patent number: 8763560
    Abstract: A foldable and portable shelter includes a base member and an upper member combined with the base member. The base member includes a bottom wall panel, a rear wall panel, and a front wall panel. Each of the rear wall panel and the front wall panel has a periphery provided with multiple first reinforcing ribs each having an arcuate concave surface. The upper member includes a top wall panel and two opposed side wall panels. Each of the top wall panel and the side wall panels has a periphery provided with multiple second reinforcing ribs each having an arcuate concave surface. Each of the second reinforcing ribs overlaps the respective first reinforcing rib so that the second reinforcing ribs cooperate with the first reinforcing ribs to reinforce the strength of the upper member and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jui-Yang Chang
  • Publication number: 20140116348
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a pet carrier wherein the ,pet carrier is evenly perforated with ventilation holes. The pet carrier comprises four non-separable flexible panels: a bottom panel, a first-side panel, a second-side panel and a roof panel, in which the first-side panel, the second-side panel, and the roof panel can be folded onto the bottom panel to form a collapsed configuration. And the second configuration utilizes a continuous dual-directional zipper stitched along the perimeter of the four panels which can be connected together to form a three-dimensional enclosed carrier. This simple, lightweight and portable carrier allows for easy transportation and storage. The allover perforation of the pet carrier maximizes ventilation and breathability of the carrier thus reducing the risk of suffocation of the pet contained inside. It also serves the purpose of alleviating stress and anxiety of the pet by increasing comfortability and visibility of the exterior surrounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: BK ATELIER LIMITED
    Inventor: Kam Kay Justine Zee KWOK
  • Patent number: 8662020
    Abstract: An animal carrier comprising: a housing connected with a base to form a cavity wherein an animal can be contained in said cavity. The base is adapted to float on water and to be moved over water. The base has a top and bottom. The top has a top area and the bottom has a bottom area. In an option, the top area is greater than or equal to the bottom area. The carrier can be used to transport pets over water, such as in emergencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Tecco
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8459208
    Abstract: A detachable pet carrier for housing a pet that allows the pet to rest on one or more of its interior surfaces. The pet carrier may include a roof that provides shelter for the rest area in the pet carrier's deployed configuration. The pet carrier may also include one or more bolsters on one or more of its interior surfaces to better define the boundaries of the rest area in the pet carrier's deployed configuration. The pet carrier may also include one or more pockets on its interior and or exterior surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Yuntek International, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Y. Chou
  • Patent number: 8413472
    Abstract: A combination safe deposit box includes a first box shell and a second box shell fastened together to define a deposit space, a plurality of side guard frames and corner guard frames fastened to and covered on the abutted area between the first box shell and the second box shell, a rim frame affixed to the front side of the first box shell and a second box shell and capped on two distal ends of the connected series of the side guard frames and corner guard frames, and a door panel hinged to one side of the rim frame and adapted to close the deposit space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Tung-Lung Chiang
  • Patent number: 8347815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile pet bed wherein the top and bottom units of the mobile pet bed are reversibly attached to each other. When the top unit is removed from the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions similarly to a traditional pet bed. When the top unit is attached to the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions as a pet carrier. Additionally, the top unit of the mobile pet bed has a door portion that can be opened and closed to permit pet ingress and egress as well as permitting easy loading of the mobile pet bed with the animal without necessitating the removal of the top unit from the bottom unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Leung
  • Patent number: 8336500
    Abstract: A pet crate device for providing a pet a place to rest and a place to use the bathroom. The device features a first container with a first access door is disposed in the front of the first container and a first back opening is disposed in the back, and a second container with a second back opening is disposed in the back. A first attachment means secures the backs of the two containers together. A track surrounding the first back opening, and a divider board can slide into and out of the track allowing and preventing access to the inner cavity of the first compartment. A tab extends upwardly from the top of the divider board. The tab functions as a handle. A divider board lock can secure the divider board in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy Britt
  • Patent number: 8261698
    Abstract: An animal pet carrier system comprising a bag having a door for the pet to access the bag, wherein at least a portion of the door comprises a mesh, and wherein the door can be temporarily dosed to secure the pet in the bag; a speaker system secured to an interior side of the bag, an audio connector wire having a first connector end and a second connector end, the first connector end operably connects to the speaker system; a pocket disposed on the bag, wherein the pocket is for storing a digital audio player, and wherein the second connector end operably connects to the digital audio player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Jamel A. McClain
  • Patent number: 8230818
    Abstract: A portable pet bed apparatus is provided that can be selectively side mountable to a bed assembly. The pet bed apparatus includes a carrier device that defines a bedding space thereof sized and dimensioned to accommodate a domestic pet therein. The pet bed apparatus further includes a mounting assembly having a support platform configured to vertically support the of the carrier device thereatop, and a frame assembly coupled to the support platform. The frame assembly can be moved between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the deployed position, portions of the frame assembly cooperate with the bed assembly for side mounting thereto. The carrier device can be removed from the mounting assembly, which enable independent functionality as a pet carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Sea Glass, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara Pietra
  • Publication number: 20120186533
    Abstract: Present invention disclosed and claimed a double-zipper based foldable pet carrying bag with easy fold-down and flattened features, teaching the construction of a simple yet cost-effective animal carrying bag that provides an easy-to-use and easy-to-store-away bag, so that it is comfortable for both people carrying the pet animals and the animals being carried around.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Kongzhi LU
  • Patent number: 8171888
    Abstract: A detachable pet carrier for housing a pet that allows the pet to rest on one or more of its interior surfaces. The pet carrier may include a roof that provides shelter for the rest area in the pet carrier's deployed configuration. The pet carrier may also include one or more bolsters on one or more of its interior surfaces to better define the boundaries of the rest area in the pet carrier's deployed configuration. The pet carrier may also include one or more pockets on its interior and or exterior surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Yuntek International, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Y. Chou
  • Patent number: 8127715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile pet bed wherein the top and bottom units of the mobile pet bed are reversibly attached to each other. When the top unit is removed from the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions similarly to a traditional pet bed. When the top unit is attached to the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions as a pet carrier. Additionally, the top unit of the mobile pet bed has a door portion that can be opened and closed to permit pet ingress and egress as well as permitting easy loading of the mobile pet bed with the animal without necessitating the removal of the top unit from the bottom unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Leung
  • Publication number: 20120037083
    Abstract: A pet kennel having a lower compartment with a bottom, a rear wall, a front wall and two side walls, and an upper compartment having a fixed section and a swingable section. The fixed section of the upper compartment is removably attached to the lower compartment, and the swingable section is removably attached to the lower compartment and swingably attached to the fixed section. Access to the pet kennel is provided when the swingable section is swung to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur Lewis Greene
  • Patent number: 8087385
    Abstract: An access portal for a pet carrier allows a pet owner to insert a hand into the pet carrier but prevents the animal contained therein from escaping through the access portal. The access portal may be blocked by an elastic barrier with an aperture that stretches to allow the pet owner to gain access to the interior of the pet carrier. Doors covering the access portal on the inside and/or the outside of the carrier may also be used instead of, or in conjunction with the elastic barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Mirsky
  • Publication number: 20110308476
    Abstract: A shelter includes a base member having a bottom wall panel, a rear wall panel and a front wall panel foldably coupled to the bottom wall panel with folding lines, an upper member having a top wall panel and two opposed side wall panels foldably coupled to the top wall panel with folding lines, the side wall panels of the upper member are secured to the bottom wall panel of the base member for forming a three-dimensional structure, the front wall panel and the rear wall panel of the base member are selectively latched to the top wall panel and the side wall panels of the upper member, the base member and the upper member each include a number of air circulation openings, and each include a number of reinforcing curved portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jui Yang Chang
  • Publication number: 20110238599
    Abstract: A pet carrier comprising a cage-like enclosure having a top and a bottom, a front end and a rear end, a first side and a second side, a handle, four wheels, and a door. The upper half of the first side and of the second side of the cage-like enclosure comprises window-like ventilation openings which are covered by mesh and the door is receiveable within the rear end and comprises a locking mechanism. The handle is attached to the top of the cage-like enclosure. Two of the four wheels are attached to the bottom near the front end and two of the four wheels are attached to the bottom near the rear end of the cage-like enclosure. The cage-like enclosure simulates a vehicle-form such as for example a school bus or a fire truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kesler Pineda Torrentes
  • Publication number: 20110203528
    Abstract: A pet housing having selectively coupleable parts is provided. In particular, in some embodiments, a pet housing having a top portion, a middle portion and a bottom portion is provided. Each of the top, bottom and middle portions are selectively coupleable with each other portion. In particular, the top portion and bottom portion may each be coupled to the middle portion to form a pet housing. Additionally, the top portion and bottom portion may be coupled together to form a cavity in which the middle portion may be stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Melaney Northrop, Adam Weber
  • Publication number: 20110197823
    Abstract: A portable pet bed apparatus is provided that can be selectively side mountable to a bed assembly. The pet bed apparatus includes a carrier device that defines a bedding space thereof sized and dimensioned to accommodate a domestic pet therein. The pet bed apparatus further includes a mounting assembly having a support platform configured to vertically support the of the carrier device thereatop, and a frame assembly coupled to the support platform. The frame assembly can be moved between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the deployed position, portions of the frame assembly cooperate with the bed assembly for side mounting thereto. The carrier device can be removed from the mounting assembly, which enable independent functionality as a pet carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: SEA GLASS, INC.
    Inventor: Barbara Pietra
  • Patent number: 7934473
    Abstract: An access portal for a pet carrier allows a pet owner to insert a hand into the pet carrier but prevents the animal contained therein from escaping through the access portal. The access portal may be blocked by an elastic barrier with an aperture that stretches to allow the pet owner to gain access to the interior of the pet carrier. Doors covering the access portal on the inside and/or the outside of the carrier may also be used instead of, or in conjunction with the elastic barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Mirsky
  • Patent number: 7926448
    Abstract: A pet carrier garment has a full frontal liner that creates a enclosure within which a small pet can be carried close to the owner's body, thereby providing security, warmth and comfort for the pet, as well as affording ample room for the pet to move about while still keeping the pet securely confined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Donna Fox
  • Publication number: 20110048335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile pet bed wherein the top and bottom units of the mobile pet bed are reversibly attached to each other. When the top unit is removed from the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions similarly to a traditional pet bed. When the top unit is attached to the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions as a pet carrier. Additionally, the top unit of the mobile pet bed has a door portion that can be opened and closed to permit pet ingress and egress as well as permitting easy loading of the mobile pet bed with the animal without necessitating the removal of the top unit from the bottom unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Leung
  • Publication number: 20110048334
    Abstract: An access portal for a pet carrier allows a pet owner to insert a hand into the pet carrier but prevents the animal contained therein from escaping through the access portal. The access portal may be blocked by an elastic barrier with an aperture that stretches to allow the pet owner to gain access to the interior of the pet carrier. Doors covering the access portal on the inside and/or the outside of the carrier may also be used instead of, or in conjunction with the elastic barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jonathan Mirsky
  • Publication number: 20110041774
    Abstract: A kennel for an animal having a base and a top. The base includes a base rim extending from the base and surrounding an upper perimeter of the base. The top is a mesh material and includes a top rim surrounding a bottom perimeter of the top. The top rim is configured to align with the bottom rim. The kennel also includes at least one fastener to secure the top rim to the bottom rim, as well as a rotatable door connected to the base and the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Melaney Northrop, Adam Weber
  • Publication number: 20110017145
    Abstract: A pet housing includes a top portion having a continuous edge and a bottom portion having a continuous edge. A middle portion is disposed between the top and bottom portions. The middle portion includes a continuous top edge and a continuous bottom edge. A first zipper is operable between an open and closed position to selectively interconnect the top portion continuous edge to the middle portion continuous top edge. A second zipper is operable between an open and closed position to selectively interconnect the bottom portion continuous edge to the middle portion continuous bottom edge. When the zippers are in the closed position, the top, bottom and middle portions form an enclosed area. When the zippers are in the open position, the top and bottom portions are completely detachable from the middle portion to allow the portions to nest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Melaney Northrop, Alex Lin
  • Publication number: 20110005467
    Abstract: A travel bag having a compartment having first and second ends is disclosed. A first support strap is affixed proximate the first end of the compartment and provides a pair of retainers on opposite sides of the primary compartment. A second support strap is affixed on a first portion thereof to the second end of the primary compartment and has a second portion thereof forming a loop joined with the first portion. The second portion loops through each of the pair of retainers such that the second portion may form, in a first configuration, handles for carrying the travel bag or be pulled through the retainers toward the front end of the travel bag and form, in a second configuration, a pull loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: BERGAN, LLC
    Inventor: Tibor Siklosi
  • Patent number: 7802540
    Abstract: A collapsible soft crate comprising a frame having at least one top member, at least one bottom member, and at least two side members. The at least one top and bottom members are hinged along a length thereof. The at least one top member and the at least one bottom member are connected to the at least two side members. At least four panels are connected together and surround at least a portion of the frame. This configuration allows the crate to collapse more compactly than those in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Vermont Juvenile Furniture Mfg., Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Jakubowski, Scott S. Jakubowski, Chris Jakubowski
  • Publication number: 20100175633
    Abstract: A pet carrier having a pair of flexible side panels with mesh windows and an intermediate portion secured to the flexible side panels. The intermediate portion includes a relatively rigid bottom panel, a front panel, a top panel, a rear panel, and a main flap extending along the top panel and the front panel. The main flap is detachably secured to the top panel and the front panel to allow access to the interior of the pet carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Allure Pet Products LLC
    Inventors: Julie Krauss, Mai Shenghao
  • Patent number: 7712437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile pet bed wherein the top and bottom units of the mobile pet bed are reversibly attached to each other. When the top unit is removed from the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions similarly to a traditional pet bed. When the top unit is attached to the bottom unit the mobile pet bed functions as a pet carrier. Additionally, the top unit of the mobile pet bed has a door portion that can be opened and closed to permit pet ingress and egress as well as permitting easy loading of the mobile pet bed with the animal without necessitating the removal of the top unit from the bottom unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Launchlab, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Leung
  • Publication number: 20100089335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier for pets, namely a carrier having flexible side walls and a bottom having a padded insert for receiving the pet and comfortably transporting it in a soft, darkened space. The inventive container has two straps that serve to stabilize the carrier and permit the individual carrying the animal to easily strap the container over its shoulder or grip the straps in its hand. Inside the carrier, the padded insert is removably secured to the bottom and the side walls flexibly lift up from the bottom, enclosing the animal within the walls and safely in the cushioned insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Eric DelaBarre