Sprayer Patents (Class 119/665)
  • Patent number: 10674707
    Abstract: An apparatus including a device which can be put in a first state or a second state; a water supplying unit; and a dryer unit. The device may have one or more openings leading to one or more inner chambers. In the second state the one or more openings of the device may be larger than in the second state. A pet can insert one or more paws into the one or more inner chambers, through the one or more openings in the second state. The water supplying unit may supply water to the one or more inner chambers to wash one or more paws of the pet, while they are in the one or more inner chambers. The dryer unit may supply hot air to the one or more inner chambers to dry the one or more paws of the pet, while in the one or more inner chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Srikar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10349628
    Abstract: A pet washing collar includes a flexible permeable hose for placement around the neck of a pet. A hose coupling delivers water into the interior of the hose which distributes water around part of the neck of the pet. In some embodiments, the flexible permeable hose includes inner and outer tubes. A length adjuster allows lengthening and shortening of the collar to accommodate pets of different size. A buckle connects ends of the collar together to allow it to be placed and removed from a pet. The effective water distributing length of the hose is adjustable by selectively pinching off part of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin Valerio
  • Patent number: 10334992
    Abstract: A rotary unit selectively adds additives to water in a conventional bathtub automatically without a bather having to touch the additives or leave the conventional bathtub to get the additives. The rotary unit includes a plurality of pressurized canisters and a controller. The plurality of pressurized canisters are configured in a circular configuration and are disposed directly adjacent to, and communicatable with, the conventional bathtub. Each pressurized canister contains a different one of the additives. The controller is in communication with the plurality of pressurized canisters, and as such, the controller is utilized to choose one of the additives to add to the water in the conventional bathtub automatically without the bather having to touch the chosen one of the additives or leave the conventional bathtub to get the chosen one of the additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Wai Kin Chau
  • Patent number: 10279024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of treating poultry hatchlings in a hatchling tray. The method comprises of providing a soft gel form capable of being dispensed through a spray nozzle, providing a spray dispensing apparatus, the apparatus being capable of delivering a predetermined volume of the gel as a plurality of small beadlets through a plurality of nozzles, placing the hatchling tray containing the hatchlings beneath the nozzles of the dispensing apparatus, dispensing the predetermined volume of the soft gel containing the therapeutic agent as small beadlets into the hatchling tray and allowing the hatchlings to consume the beadlets. The present invention is also directed to a dispensing apparatus for dispensing a therapeutic agent in a soft gel into a hatchling tray of poultry hatchlings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CEVA ANIMAL HEALTH INC.
    Inventor: Eng-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 10137378
    Abstract: A play set with a mist device which includes a mist frame unit supported through a framework of the play set. The mist frame unit has a hollow body allowing water passage and comprises a flexible hose member mounted onto the framework, wherein a portion of the flexible hose member is constructed into a hose ring encircling a slide unit; a water inlet provided at a first end of the mist frame unit for connecting to a water source; and a plurality of mist producing units provided along the mist frame unit arranged for producing mist such that a preset mist surrounding area is defined within which the play set is located, therefore the mist can reach all play units of the play set, including the slide unit through the hose ring at an angle which is greater than 270°, thereby providing a cooling effect to the mist surrounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9861074
    Abstract: An animal bathing system is provided which mixes an injectant from a fluid container with water for bating an animal, where the injectant can be a shampoo conditioner, de-flea agent, or other similar type. The animal bathing system can include a support structure having a plurality of fluid containers each including an injectant and a fluid control system, wherein the plurality of fluid containers are in fluid communication with the fluid control system. The plurality of fluid containers can be supporting on the support structure in a vertical orientation. The fluid control system include a system for cleaning the component to prevent cross contamination without the need for back flushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cao, Christopher Figueira
  • Patent number: 9474288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for loading live poultry onto an overhead shackle conveyor system is used in poultry processing plants. The birds (25) are placed on a horizontal moving conveyor (22) that includes dividers (34) that form a series of spaces on the surface conveyor for receiving birds. The shackles are tilted upwardly from the surface conveyor and tend to engage the legs of the bird and lift the birds out of the conveyor system and along the processing path of the poultry plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Robert L. Grizzle
  • Publication number: 20150128873
    Abstract: The application discloses a multi-chamber, multi-formulation fluid delivery system, comprising a multi-chamber applicator in fluid communication with multi-chamber packaging. Applicators according to the instant disclosure have reduced squeeze-strength requirements, and are useful for dispensing fluids, including medicaments, to animals, including livestock animals. The multi-chamber packaging provides separate storage for formulations containing incompatible active ingredients, and is suitable for use with the multi-chamber applicator. The application also discloses methods for using the system to simultaneously deliver multiple active ingredients, at least some of which are not suitable for co-formulation, thus reducing the time, economic burden and animal stress involved with applying multiple, separate formulations to animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MERIAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Todd Luepke Prescott, Rodney Gordon Walker, Gareth Nigel Lauchlan, David Andrew Trow
  • Publication number: 20150090191
    Abstract: A pet ear cleaning device is disclosed for gently cleaning an animal's ears. The device can be used for home or veterinary use. The device comprises a nozzle, a liquid reservoir in fluid communication with the nozzle, an internal pump assembly, and a tip for cleaning a pet's ear. A user would press a manual dispensing component which would activate the internal pump assembly which would then draw fluid from the liquid reservoir and transfer it to the nozzle. The liquid reservoir is typically a reusable reservoir that a user would re-fill with ear cleaning solution when empty, or it can be a replacement cartridge. Further, the nozzle and tip typically comprise male and female interlocking components for retaining the tip on the nozzle. After use, a user would discard the tip via a manually operated discard component that allows a user to remove the soiled tip hands free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Louis J. Kokenis
  • Publication number: 20150000610
    Abstract: A compact self-service pet wash is provided. The compact self-service pet wash includes an equipment room, and a foldable wash tub. The equipment room has a depth that defines the storage depth of the pet wash. The equipment room provides the means to control and supply the wash tub with rinse water, wash solution mix and dry air to wash a pet in the wash tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: CCSI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Russell L. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8881998
    Abstract: A portable misting trailer system for preventing bodies from overheating and regulating body temperature, having a trailer frame with a first and second side bar secured to a portable trailer base, a plurality of arched tubes having a first and second end, the first end of each tube attaches to the first side bar, the second end of each tube attaches to the second side bar, a plurality of misting heads on the arched tubes fluidly connected thereto, a water system within the trailer frame having a storage tank fluidly connected to a water pump that is operatively connected to a power source which is operatively connected to an on-off switch, whereupon turning on the on-off switch activates the pump to pump water from the water tank into the plurality of the arched tubes, whereupon water would exit the arched tubes via the misting heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Sinkfield, C. Brian Hart
  • Patent number: 8807085
    Abstract: A system for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes a carriage mounted on a track, the carriage operable to translate laterally along the track. The system further includes a robotic arm including a first member pivotally attached to the carriage, a second member pivotally attached to the first member, and a spray tool member pivotally attached to the second member. The robotic arm further includes a spray tool attached to the spray tool member. The system further includes a controller operable to cause at least a portion of the robotic arm to extend between the hind legs of a dairy livestock such that the spray tool may discharge a disinfectant to the teats of the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Henk Hofman, Peter Willem van der Sluis, Ype Groensma
  • Patent number: 8807086
    Abstract: A system for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes a carriage mounted on a track, the carriage operable to translate laterally along the track. The system further includes a robotic arm including a first member pivotally attached to the carriage, a second member pivotally attached to the first member, and a spray tool member pivotally attached to the second member. The robotic arm further includes a spray tool attached to the spray tool member. The system further includes a controller operable to cause at least a portion of the robotic arm to extend between the hind legs of a dairy livestock such that the spray tool may discharge a disinfectant to the teats of the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp
    Inventors: Henk Hofman, Peter Willem van der Sluis, Ype Groensma
  • Patent number: 8794185
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of treating poultry hatchlings in a hatchling tray. The method comprises of providing a soft gel form capable of being dispensed through a spray nozzle, providing a spray dispensing apparatus, the apparatus being capable of delivering a predetermined volume of the gel as a plurality of small beadlets through a plurality of nozzles, placing the hatchling tray containing the hatchlings beneath the nozzles of the dispensing apparatus, dispensing the predetermined volume of the soft gel containing the therapeutic agent as small beadlets into the hatchling tray and allowing the hatchlings to consume the beadlets. The pre sent invention is also directed to a dispensing apparatus for dispensing a therapeutic agent in a soft gel into a hatchling tray of poultry hatchlings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Vetech Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Eng-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 8794189
    Abstract: A washing glove includes a sheath designed to be pulled onto the hand and extend along a portion of the forearm, and includes at least one thumb opening for extension of the thumb there through and at least one finger opening at a distal end of the sheath for extension of one or more fingers therethrough. The glove also includes a section of protuberances with openings in-between and around various protuberances for flow of water onto a pet being washed while the pet is scrubbed via the protuberances; and an actuator for selectively actuating flow of the water to and through the openings in the section of protuberances. The section is located in an area for covering a palm of the hand, adjacent the thumb opening, and the actuator is located at a proximal end of the sheath in an area for covering a portion of a forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Season 4, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin James Dahlquist, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Daniel Lentz
  • Patent number: 8757097
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a light weight pet spa that will consist of an upper section suspended above a lower tub section. Adjustable stabilizing leg members secured and operationally engaged underneath the upper section and within the lower tub section wherein the upper section can be adjusted to support the height of the sues while bathing a pet thereby decreasing the required bending and lifting when bathing a pet in a conventional bath tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Carole Autumn
  • Patent number: 8720382
    Abstract: A system includes a controller operable to access an image signal generated by a camera. The accessed image signal corresponds to one or more features of the rear of a dairy livestock. The controller is further operable to determine positions of each of the hind legs of the dairy livestock based on the accessed image signal. The controller is further operable to determine a position of an udder of the dairy livestock based on the accessed image signal and the determined positions of the hind legs of the dairy livestock. The controller is further operable to determine, based on the image signal and the determined position of the udder of the dairy livestock, a spray position from which a spray tool may apply disinfectant to the teats of the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Henk Hofman, Peter Willem van der Sluis, Ype Groensma
  • Patent number: 8720383
    Abstract: A system includes a controller operable to access an image signal generated by a camera. The accessed image signal corresponds to one or more features of the rear of a dairy livestock. The controller is further operable to determine positions of each of the hind legs of the dairy livestock based on the accessed image signal. The controller is further operable to determine a position of an udder of the dairy livestock based on the accessed image signal and the determined positions of the hind legs of the dairy livestock. The controller is further operable to determine, based on the image signal and the determined position of the udder of the dairy livestock, a spray position from which a spray tool may apply disinfectant to the teats of the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Henk Hofman, Peter Willem van der Sluis, Ype Groensma
  • Patent number: 8707905
    Abstract: A system for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes a carriage mounted on a track, the carriage operable to translate laterally along the track. The system further includes a robotic arm including a first member pivotally attached to the carriage such that the first member may rotate about a point of attachment to the carriage, a second member pivotally attached to the first member such that the second member may rotate about a point of attachment to the first member, and a spray tool member pivotally attached to the second member such that the spray tool member may rotate about a point of attachment to the second member. The robotic arm further includes a spray tool attached to the spray tool member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Henk Hofman, Peter Willem van der Sluis, Ype Groensma
  • Patent number: 8646414
    Abstract: An animal undercoat removal system comprises a conditioning/removal apparatus, a hot and cold water source, shampoo & conditioning agent reservoirs, connecting hosing or piping and housing and mounting hardware for a groomers bathing area. The apparatus further comprises a dual function high flow, low pressure nozzle/low flow, high pressure nozzle, a venturi in the flow stream with a suction port for drawing shampoo/conditioner from reservoirs to assist in loosening of the undercoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Wilma K. Flies
  • Publication number: 20130152869
    Abstract: An animal leash apparatus comprising: an elongate hose portion having opposing ends; a hose nozzle at one end of the hose portion; a tap connector at the other end of the hose portion; and a clip at the same end of the hose portion as the tap connector, for enabling the animal leash to be coupled to an article worn by an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Cameron Morton
  • Patent number: 8438996
    Abstract: A micro layering pest control system that includes combining generally immiscible ingredients in a container, maintaining the ingredients in a combined state by substantially continuously agitating and homogenizing the combined ingredients under pressure, and discharging the combined ingredients in one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Dairy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Greeson
  • Patent number: 8413610
    Abstract: A self-contained pet washing system comprises a tub of a generally rectangular configuration. The tub has a plurality of legs, a front wall, a back wall, a first side, a second side, and a bottom. A track is also provided. The track runs along an entire lower extent of the front wall. Further provided is a basket. The basket is coupled to the track. The basket is adapted to store various cleaning devices and supplies. Lastly provided is an inclined ramp for entrance of a pet to a location between the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Senta Fultz
  • Publication number: 20120279456
    Abstract: A pet wash tub includes a funnel-type hair-diverter arrangement established at all corners near the drain, to slope from the front and sides of the tub, angled downwardly towards the drain. The tub is located inside a pet wash station, which includes a wash room and an equipment room. Specifically, the tub is located in the wash room that includes a floor with a slope that acts to rinse water spilled onto the floor under an opening under a dividing wall between the wash room and the equipment room. A collection trough is located in the equipment room to collect the water as it drains from the wash room. Further, the equipment room includes a control panel and hose extensions for air and washing water/soap such that a user can activate the various systems depending on preference while washing a pet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: CCSI International, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell L. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8286592
    Abstract: Portable apparatus and systems for pet bathing. According to one embodiment, a fully contained portable pet washing system includes one or more collapsible fluid bladders, one or more fluid tubes, a variable flow control valve, a bladder holder pack and a detachable fabric-based wash glove. The fluid tubes interface with the collapsible fluid bladders. The variable flow control valve is operable to control the dispensing of wash or rinsing fluid from the collapsible fluid bladders. The bladder holder pack is configured to be fastened as an adjustable waist belt and configured to enclose some portion of the collapsible fluid bladders. The detachable fabric-based wash glove includes at least a portion of an attachment mechanism for engaging the fluid tubes and maintaining the positioning thereof to dispense the wash or rinsing fluid at a location near a palm or finger portion of the detachable fabric-based wash glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Monete, LLC
    Inventor: John Moinester
  • Patent number: 8220417
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing an animal with a liquid, includes a container having an open upper end portion, opposite end walls, opposite side walls, and a bottom wall. At least one pair of ledges extends from the opposite side walls above the bottom wall. One or more platforms are each provided with widths that are shorter than the lengths of the platforms, wherein the platforms may be passed through the container to the bottom wall when the platforms are turned in one direction or supported by the pair of ledges when the platforms are turned ninety degrees. Multiple pairs of ledges may be provided for varied platform levels within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Mark S. Arndt, Jeanne L. Caples
  • Publication number: 20120174872
    Abstract: A sprayer device and method to treat animal hooves by spraying concentrated foot treatment fluid directly onto the hooves. Substantially all overspray of the hoof treatment fluid is collected and recycled thereby minimizing loss of fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Randall Richards
  • Patent number: 8141520
    Abstract: By effectively inhibiting ozone escape from ozonized water, a livestock sterilizing method which does not have the possibility of having an adverse effect on man and livestock is provided. Sterilizing of livestock is performed by including an ozonized water producing step of producing ozonized water with a particle size R of a contained ozone bubble satisfying 0<R<50 nm and an ozone concentration of 3 ppm to 20 ppm by a gas-liquid mixing method, and a step of sterilizing livestock by using the ozonized water produced in the ozonized water producing step. Since the particle size R is 0<R<50 nm, the ozone bubbles hardly receive buoyancy of the ozonized water. Therefore, the ozone bubbles do not rise to the water level, but stay in the ozonized water. As a result, ozone escape is effectively inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Eiji Matsumura, Nobuko Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 8087386
    Abstract: The automated vaccination system enables an operator to effectively vaccinate large numbers of poultry by motivating the poultry to congregate, and then spraying a vaccination solution in the area of the congregated poultry. In the preferred embodiment, drinking water is withheld from the poultry. The drinking water is then restored so that the poultry congregate around the drinking line. As the poultry gather around the drinking line, a spray bar sprays vaccination solution around the poultry so that the poultry inhale the vaccination solution and are successfully vaccinated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Joseph L. Purswell, Scott L. Branton, Edward F. Todd
  • Publication number: 20110120386
    Abstract: A pet wash kit enables a user to outfit a shower head for washing pets adjacent the shower head. The pet-washing kit and/or apparatus comprises a head-to-funnel interface device, a funnel structure, and a length of conduit. The interface device comprises conduit-engaging and head-engaging portions for respectively receiving adjacent portions of a shower head assembly. The funnel structure has a water inlet, a water outlet, and structure for engaging the interfacing device for removably attaching the funnel structure to the shower head assembly. The length of conduit is attachable to the water outlet and extendable therefrom. The funnel structure receives water from the shower head assembly, and the length of conduit directs water away from the funnel structure for enabling a user to selectively discharge water via an optionally nozzled end of the conduit for washing a pet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Peter G. Duczak
  • Publication number: 20110083613
    Abstract: A pet washing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a top member, side supports, and a flexible side wall. In various embodiments, a water line brings water in from a water source such as a sink faucet. The water line is attached to a nozzle. A drain tray is placed over the base so that water used within the apparatus drains through the drain tray into the base. A pump is provided in the base to pump water out of the base through a water exit line, for example, into a sink drain. The device is collapsible such that the drain tray, side support, and top member all collapse and fit within the base. Optionally, the base has a handle and wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin L. Redick
  • Publication number: 20110067645
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing an animal with a liquid, includes a container having an open upper end portion, opposite end walls, opposite side walls, and a bottom wall. At least one pair of ledges extends from the opposite side walls above the bottom wall. One or more platforms are each provided with widths that are shorter than the lengths of the platforms, wherein the platforms may be passed through the container to the bottom wall when the platforms are turned in one direction or supported by the pair of ledges when the platforms are turned ninety degrees. Multiple pairs of ledges may be provided for varied platform levels within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Forever Stainless Steel
    Inventors: Mark S. Arndt, Jeanne L. Caples
  • Publication number: 20100319628
    Abstract: The specification and drawing figures describe and show a micro layering pest control system that includes combining generally immiscible ingredients in a container, maintaining the ingredients in a combined state by substantially continuously agitating and homogenizing the combined ingredients under pressure, and discharging the combined ingredients in one or more applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Dairy Solutions, Inc., a New Mexico Corporation
    Inventor: John S. Greeson
  • Publication number: 20100310589
    Abstract: A system for vaccinating swine according to one embodiment includes a housing having an open first end and an open opposite second end. The housing has a pair of side walls that are angled and non-parallel to one another such that at the second end only a single piglet can exit at one time. The system also includes a vaccination station for individually vaccinating piglets. The vaccination station is located between the pair of side walls in a region thereof that is sized to only permit one piglet to stand between the side walls. The vaccination station includes at least one sensor that detects the presence of the one piglet within the vaccination station and at least one spray nozzle positioned within the vaccination station such that a vaccine dose discharged therefrom is directed upwardly into facial areas of the piglet effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: WYETH
    Inventor: Mahesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 7836854
    Abstract: A pet bathing apparatus for facilitating the easy and efficient bathing of a pet is provided. The pet bathing apparatus comprises a basin having two end walls and two side walls positioned between and perpendicular to the end walls. A plurality of screen covered drains are formed in at least one of the end walls of the basin. A rail is positioned adjacent each end wall between the side walls. A pair of shackle pieces are moveable along each rail. A first tightening screw extends through the shackle pieces and tightenable against the rail for releasably securing each of the shackle pieces in place. A receiving opening formed in each leg shackle. A second tightening screw extends into the receiving opening. A plurality of leg shackles are connected to the rails with each leg shackle having a vertical section extending into the receiving opening of the shackle piece and a horizontal section extending from an end of the vertical section with the second tightening screw tightenable against the vertical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Stephanie Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20100282182
    Abstract: Portable apparatus and systems for pet bathing are provided. According to one embodiment, a fully contained portable pet washing system includes one or more collapsible fluid bladders, one or more fluid tubes, a variable flow control valve, a bladder holder pack and a detachable fabric-based wash glove. The fluid tubes interface with the collapsible fluid bladders. The variable flow control valve is operable to control the dispensing of wash or rinsing fluid from the collapsible fluid bladders. The bladder holder pack is configured to be fastened as an adjustable waist belt and configured to enclose some portion of the collapsible fluid bladders. The detachable fabric-based wash glove includes at least a portion of an attachment mechanism for engaging the fluid tubes and maintaining the positioning thereof to dispense the wash or rinsing fluid at a location near a palm or finger portion of the detachable fabric-based wash glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: MONETE, LLC
    Inventor: John Moinester
  • Publication number: 20100251969
    Abstract: The PHC Portable Horse Cooler is an insulated container of different sizes with wheels and a handle for easy transportation as well as it has an exterior battery, an exterior pump, a hose or hoses and a wand or wands for a cooling or bathing a horse or other animal. As the PHC Portable Horse Cooler has a pump, battery, and two hoses that allow water to flow to two wands that have a sprayer and a sweat scraper built in one. The battery and pump allow for use in almost any situation and/or location with out the use of a water hook up or an electrical outlet. It also allows for multiple uses as the battery has a built in rechargeable system. The person on each side can wet the horse with the hose and scrap off the water at the same time and then when finished cooling the horse off, the person can turn the off switch off the wand and scrap the horse off completely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Barry E Weatherbee, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100186680
    Abstract: By effectively inhibiting ozone escape from ozonized water, a livestock sterilizing method which does not have the possibility of having an adverse effect on man and livestock is provided. Sterilizing of livestock is performed by including an ozonized water producing step of producing ozonized water with a particle size R of a contained ozone bubble satisfying 0<R<50 nm and an ozone concentration of 3 ppm to 20 ppm by a gas-liquid mixing method, and a step of sterilizing livestock by using the ozonized water produced in the ozonized water producing step. Since the particle size R is 0<R<50 nm, the ozone bubbles hardly receive buoyancy of the ozonized water. Therefore, the ozone bubbles do not rise to the water level, but stay in the ozonized water. As a result, ozone escape is effectively inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Eiji Matsumura, Nobuko Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 7682354
    Abstract: A dispenser is provided. The dispenser has a reservoir for storing a liquid or solid material. The dispenser may have a piezoelectric valve or pump located in an opening of the reservoir for regulating dispensing of the material. Alternatively, the dispenser may have a piezoelectric inchworm that directly or indirectly propels the material against or out of the opening. The opening may deposit the material directly or indirectly on the surface of an animal, or under the animal's skin. The dispenser also can be attached to the surface of the animal. Alternatively, the dispenser may be placed inside the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignees: Aircom Manufacturing, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Mick A. Trompen, Gregory A. Lyon, Ronald W. Lyon, Steven D. Lubetkin, Joseph R. Winkle, Jeffery A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7677202
    Abstract: A pet cleaning apparatus comprises a cleaning tub, a saturated solution generator and an air-bubble generating nozzle. The saturated solution generator is connected to the cleaning tub and configured to generate a saturated solution by saturating a pressurized fluid with air. The air-bubble generating nozzle is connected to the cleaning tub and the saturated solution generator and configured to generate a fine air-bubble in the saturated solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Shoei Butsuryu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsunejiro Takahashi, Toshitaka Okumura, Koichi Kubo
  • Patent number: 7654228
    Abstract: The nature of this invention is to develop a new way to clean dog's paws of any debris, such as mud, etc., which it may encounter. The present invention provides a safe, easy, efficient, innovative way to clean the paw. It will eliminate the use of several towels for this purpose and save the life of the owner's carpeting and floors. A main unit (28) will house a rechargeable battery (60); however an ac adapter (52) is also available. Two canisters (20, 24) will provide a container (20) for clean water and a container (24) for dirty, waste water. Each canister is easily removed for filling and cleaning, yet secured onto the main unit via the construction of the molding (90, 92, 94). The paw is placed into a pouch (70). The pouch (70) is secured by means of an elastic band (72). When a spray switch (46) is depressed, water is released through a hose (34) and onto the paw with sufficient pressure to remove debris from the paw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventors: Sunny Lyn Graham, Vincent Edward Graham
  • Patent number: 7614570
    Abstract: A bathing system is disclosed. The system includes a water supply line, an injectant supply line for supplying an injectant such as shampoo and conditioner, and an injector for combining the water and injectant and homogenizing the mixture. The system also includes a sprayer, which is connected to the outlet of the injector and is capable of producing a pulsating spray. Additional injectant supply line or lines can also be included. The injectant lines can be combined with a distribution manifold and in turn fed into the injector. In a preferred embodiment, the injector is of a differential pressure type. A bypass path and valve switch water directing to the sprayer for rinsing without mixing with injectant. The injector and sprayer are configured to produce a water-injectant mixture with a consistent mixing ratio over a wide range of water flow rates and pressures while providing pulsating action in either the wash or rinse cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Hair Patrol LLC
    Inventor: James E. Freidell
  • Publication number: 20080282992
    Abstract: A method of washing an object using a pressurized water source includes combining a cleaning fluid and the pressurized water and diffusing pressurized air into the combined cleaning fluid and pressurized water. The combined cleaning fluid and pressurized water diffused with the pressurized air is applied to the object. The cleaning fluid may also be carbonated and combined with the pressurized water prior to diffusing pressurized air into this combined mixture. The object being washed may, for example, be an animal such as a dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Ruff House, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Keiji Inahara, Mark Tsuneaki Hidaka
  • Publication number: 20080195064
    Abstract: A vaccine spraying apparatus for vaccinating day-old chicks that includes a vaccine container with an agitation mechanism for mixing vaccine and diluent through controlled agitation. Vaccine is drawn from the container by a volumetric pump and dispensed through a plurality of spray nozzles mounted over a conveyor. Chicks contained in trays are moved along the conveyor to pass under the spray nozzles. The volume and orientation of the vaccine spray is controlled by a digital micro-control unit receiving data from a tracking device adjacent the conveyor that senses the position and speed of the trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Rafael S. Correa, Mark Anthony Dekich, Erich Frederick Bevensee, William Douglas Samson
  • Publication number: 20080190373
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of treating poultry hatchlings in a hatchling tray. The method comprises of providing a soft gel form capable of being dispensed through a spray nozzle, providing a spray dispensing apparatus, the apparatus being capable of delivering a predetermined volume of the gel as a plurality of small beadlets through a plurality of nozzles, placing the hatchling tray containing the hatchlings beneath the nozzles of the dispensing apparatus, dispensing the predetermined volume of the soft gel containing the therapeutic agent as small beadlets into the hatchling tray and allowing the hatchlings to consume the beadlets. The present invention is also directed to a dispensing apparatus for dispensing a therapeutic agent in a soft gel into a hatchling tray of poultry hatchlings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Eng-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 7360503
    Abstract: An atomization system for odor control in a livestock storage facility providing a quantity of odor control product in a reservoir holding an odor control product; a pump in communication with the reservoir; a circulation loop running throughout the livestock storage facility and communicating with the pump and the reservoir; and a plurality of atomization nozzles connected with the circulation loop for distribution of the odor control product onto surfaces of the storage facility and the livestock. The odor control product contains a mixture of vegetable oil, a natural acidic compound, alcohol, and water. Advantageously, the acidic compound in the odor control product is vinegar or concentrated citrus juice. A water supply line is also connected to the circulation loop through a water pump to provide a cooling mist throughout the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Gary L. Rapp
  • Patent number: 7258079
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for waterproofing game birds is provided. The game birds are sprayed with a waterproofing composition in amounts that prevent excessive water absorption by the feathers of the birds in wet weather, while still permitting the game birds to fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventors: Ken Foster, Ralph Brendle
  • Patent number: 7140325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying a liquid pesticidal formulation to an external surface of a domestic animal, the device comprising an inlet and a plurality of spaced apart outlets, wherein the device is adapted such that when the middle of the device is positioned substantially above the spine of the animal, at least one outlet is positioned substantially above each flank of the animal. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment or prophylaxis of parasitic infestations, including ectoparasitic and/or endoparasitic infestations, of domestic animals comprising topically administering to said animal a pour-on pesticidal formulation to a region of the external surface of an animal extending from one flank to the opposing flank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Eli Lillyuand Company
    Inventors: Lionel Barry Lowe, James Terenc Rothwell, Kristina Clare Hacket
  • Patent number: 7107937
    Abstract: A pet washing assembly for includes a housing having a bottom wall, a top wall, a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, a back wall and a front wall. The front wall has a door therein for selectively positioning a dog into an interior of the housing. The door has an aperture extending therethrough that adapted for receiving a head of the dog. A water inlet tube extends through the back wall. A plurality of supply tubes is positioned within the housing and each is fluidly coupled to the inlet tube. A plurality of nozzles is mounted with the housing. Each of the nozzles is fluidly coupled to one of the supply tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Derrick C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7080608
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing animals is disclosed comprising a container having a bottom surface and a platform spaced vertically from the bottom surface. An animal is positioned on a pad disposed on the platform. The pad and platform are shaped so that the washing liquid runs freely from the pad and platform to the bottom surface of the container. A trough is positioned adjacent the bottom surface of the container for receiving the washing liquid. A trough basket collects hair and other debris to keep the drain clear. An external well is positioned adjacent to the trough to provide an area for receiving a recirculating pump for use in minimizing the use of washing liquid required to wash the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventors: Mark S. Arndt, Jeanne L. Caples