Animal Controlling Or Handling (e.g., Restraining, Breaking, Training, Sorting, Conveying, Etc.) Patents (Class 119/712)
  • Patent number: 10375931
    Abstract: A method for creating a video for pets, comprising: creating visual content for the video; and creating auditory content for the video, wherein the auditory content comprises: a musical arrangement that has a relaxing effect on dogs, the musical arrangement characterized by a tempo in the range of 50 to 70 beats per minute (BPM), and one or more sounds that have a stimulating effect on dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PTV Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Ron Levi, Guy Martinovsky, Gilad Neuman
  • Patent number: 10342218
    Abstract: Individual zones are defined within a multi-zone assisted guidance region by storing a zone GPS data point target width, assigning GPS data points located within a perimeter and within the target width to a second zone, allotting GPS data points located interior of and distinct from the second zone and within the target width to a first zone; and finally ascribing unassigned GPS data points located interior of and distinct from the first zone to a safe zone. Adjacent guidance zones have unique stimulation that acts through different neurological access channels to provide behavioral guidance to an animal. The stimulation may be varied based upon direction of travel relative to a safe zone center point, and may also be varied based upon a level of training calculated during active system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GPSIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James
  • Patent number: 10278379
    Abstract: A portable bird scare device uses airflow to create random movement of a sock. For example, a portable bird scare device can be constructed from a toolbox, marine fan, waterproof switch, deep-cycle battery, fuse, ripstop nylon tube, plumbing pipe and plumbing pipe connectors. A switch can control power between the fan and a battery protected by the fuse. The fan can drive air from within the toolbox through pipe and connectors to the ripstop nylon tube. By controlling the dimensions of the ripstop nylon tube, the ripstop nylon tube can be made to alternatively rise and collapse. By constructing the bird scare device in this manner, it can be made to fit the needs of an airport for a portable, all day, quiet device that can be placed in fields and within confined spaces (such as under bridges, within window wells, etc.) to scare birds due to the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Holt, Allison Drennan, Eric Snaufer, Abigail Slama-Catron, Katelin Drennan
  • Patent number: 10231440
    Abstract: A system is described herein that comprises a communications device periodically transmitting a radio frequency signal, wherein the periodically transmitted signal includes data. The system includes a receiver detecting the periodically transmitted signal, the detecting including measuring strength of the periodically transmitted signal, the detecting including using the signal strength to provide a first estimate of the receiver's distance from the communications device. The system includes the communications device comprising at least one location sensor for determining an additional distance indication, wherein the data includes the additional distance indication. The system includes the receiver performing a function when the first estimate meets at least one criterion and when the additional distance indication indicates a first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RADIO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Alan Seltzer, Christopher Mainini
  • Patent number: 10223884
    Abstract: A merchandise security device for securing items of merchandise from theft is provided. The merchandise security device may include a printed circuit board and a base containing the printed circuit board. The security device may include a sensor electrically connected to the printed circuit board and configured to engage a support surface for detecting unauthorized removal of the base from the support surface. The security device may also include a tether configured to be coupled to one or more items of merchandise, and a spool rotatably disposed within the base for winding and unwinding the tether, wherein the tether is configured to be extended and retracted relative to the base. The printed circuit board is coupled to the spool such that the printed circuit board is configured to rotate relative to the base when the tether is extended and retracted, and the sensor is configured to remain stationary when the tether is extended and retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bisesti, William B. Howell
  • Patent number: 10194639
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a training device may include a first module to receive a plurality of inputs that define a set of animal waste elimination behaviors. A second module may train an animal monitoring system based on the plurality of inputs. The training may facilitate use of the animal monitoring system with an irrigation system to reduce water consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: B. Delano Jordan
  • Patent number: 10182964
    Abstract: A system for providing a therapeutic treatment to a mammal for a selected mammalian condition includes a wearable member configured for use about an upper torso of a mammal and an energy module configured to generate energy waves in an energy range particularly configured to provide a stimulation that is therapeutically effective treatment for the selected mammalian condition. The energy module is adapted to be supported by the wearable member about the upper torso of the mammal. The wearable member also includes a therapy delivery portion configured to position the energy module at a treatment site about the upper torso. The underlying idea of the teachings herein is to deliver non-invasive, non-electrical-inducing therapies and energies such as vibroacoustic, physioacoustic, kinesitherapy and phototherapy, through wearable and non-wearable apparatuses to animals and humans for therapeutic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Copa Animal Health, LLC
    Inventor: Buddy Snow
  • Patent number: 10178854
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of sound desensitization dog training. The method may be conducted in-person or unattended by a user by means of a smart device through use of a software application operated on the smart device. The method comprises steps of a user selecting a training sound, testing a training sound, setting a duration and a frequency of play cycle for the training sound, playing the training sound repeatedly during a training session, and ending the training session. Optionally, the method may comprise an additional step of dispensing a treat from a treat dispenser after playing the training sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: K&K Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Kristian Bristol Lawson, Kevin Michael Henry
  • Patent number: 9955671
    Abstract: An animal training and indicating device (10) includes a housing (12) having an outer surface (14). A capacitive sensor (54) is operative to detect contact by a paw or nose of an animal with the outer surface. Responsive to the contact, the device is operative to provide an illumination of at least one light emitter (60, 62), an audible output from a speaker (28) and at least one wireless RF signal which can be received by a portable wireless device (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Turocy
  • Patent number: 9883656
    Abstract: An improved house training harness for a puppy or a dog that detects canine urination, defecation, and territory marking body positions. If any of these forbidden body positions are detected inside the house, the dog receives an immediate inhibiting rib vibration that prevents liquid or solid elimination or marking and the owner is notified that the dog needs to go outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Phillip Turner
  • Patent number: 9807979
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for the impregnation of air with the vapor or aerosol of a substance in a ‘controllable manner to enable the testing or training of detection means to evaluate and quantify the presence of the substance in an enclosed volume, and i?• particular to enable production of training aids and quality assurance test items for use in canine-olfaction based security screening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventors: Timothy Graham Foat, Steven Walker, Christopher Coffey, Matthew Brookes
  • Patent number: 9740691
    Abstract: The Interspecies Language (ISL) is a method for communicating that includes a visual language, as tonal language, a training protocol that integrates them, and an enabling apparatus. The ISL visual language communicates through a display that creates a “picture” of a sentence on a touchscreen. This visual display embodies the ISL's syntax and structures how the user employs it to build sentences. Sentences are constructed by dragging icons, which are pictures or abstract images representing objects or concepts, into the structured areas of the visual array. The ISL tonal language communicates through a structured series of tones that are grouped so that tones within a grouping are members of a class of objects or concepts. The tones are sounded when an icon is placed into the visual array in the course of building a sentence. The ISL is deployed through an apparatus that includes a touchscreen, computer, chute, and industrial controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: John Archibald McCann
  • Patent number: 9700018
    Abstract: An automatically retractable pet leash, comprises a casing or guard (10) inside which is a winding device of a cord or ribbon that protrudes from the casing or guard (10) through an aperture (13), and a braking mechanism operated by a pushbutton (12), and also comprises a handle (11) for gripping the leash with one hand. It also comprises a protective shell (14) designed to protect the casing or guard (10) from knocks or blows that can damage it; the casing or guard comprises at least one housing designed to accommodate by snap-fitting, when used, at least one coupling or ribbing element foreseen on the body of the protective shell (14) in such a way as to hold the protective shell (14) locked against the casing or guard (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FERPLAST S.P.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Vaccari
  • Patent number: 9668459
    Abstract: An animal fitness monitoring system and an animal-worn device that is capable of receiving and sending various inputs and outputs, respectively, from/to a wireless mobile device. The wireless mobile device has a software application that allows a human user to wirelessly communicate with the animal-worn transceiver via direct, networked or cellular wireless protocols. The animal-worn device interacts with the applications on the wireless mobile device to allow for a variety of functions, such as the transfer of commands or stimuli to the animal, the transfer of data regarding the fitness or activity level of the animal to the wireless mobile device, and/or the transfer of instructions from the animal-worn device to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Nicholas Jay Bonge, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9609877
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition for exterminating insects and prevent insect infestations. In one or more embodiments, the composition comprises Neem Oil, Clove Oil, and Diatomaceous Earth. Also disclosed is method for making the disclosed composition. Also disclosed are methods using and/or applying the composition to prevent and/or exterminate insect infestations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cynthia Fabin
    Inventor: Cynthia Fabian
  • Patent number: 9597017
    Abstract: A device and method for detecting lameness in a standing animal uses at least one optical imaging device coupled to processing arrangement. The optical imaging device is arranged in a position to capture at least one image showing the lower portions of at least one leg of an animal and to forward the image to the processing arrangement, which, in turn, analyses the image to determine a condition of lameness when said at least one leg is held in a raised position on or above ground level. The system is particularly suited to detecting lameness in dairy animals and can be integrated in a milking or feeding stall or with an automatic or semi-automatic milking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventors: Thomas Axelsson, Gunnar Brostedt
  • Patent number: 9591830
    Abstract: Single or multiple jointed bit (1) with at least two mouthpieces (10), characterized by the fact that at least one mouthpiece (10) comprises at least one channel (100) which extends longitudinally with or without slope through this mouthpiece from one end to the other end, to enable the sending of a viscous and/or liquid substance (72) directly into the middle of the mouth of an animal (2) without changing the feeling in the animal's mouth or on its tongue (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Heidi Hall
  • Patent number: 9585370
    Abstract: A animal restraint harness having a two part pivotable frame having a set of fingers or arms extended therefrom to encircle or saddle an animal body, a spring hinge to force the fingers together, tabs or opening handles to separate the fingers, one or more harness straps, and a leash clip positioned thereon the frame and, thus such harness enables a single person to quickly and/or efficiently place the harness assembly on the animal using one hand and such harness enables safe restraint of the animal without causing the animal to choke or wheeze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Darius S. Lajoie
  • Patent number: 9545083
    Abstract: Disclosed are harness assemblies for use in tethering a pet, such as a dog, to a leash. The harness assemblies distribute the forces associated with restraining the animal over the animal's entire body. The harness assemblies also provide a wide range of adjustability and are easy to position upon or take off the animal. Various buckle constructions are also disclosed for use in easily securing the harness onto an animal. The various components of the present invention, and the manner in which they interrelate, are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9504387
    Abstract: A device or assortment of devices is provided for measuring temperature and/or other biological parameters, and locating cattle or other types of animals in a remote, continuous and autonomous way. This allows early detection of sickness and other biological states, especially epidemic outbursts or cattle rustling, thus facilitating the early reaction of owners and/or authorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Maria Victoria Alonsoperez Lanza
  • Patent number: 9402369
    Abstract: A device for connecting to a window comprising a unitary support member configured for secure engagement with an interior portion of a door and a cushioning member removably attached to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Kimberly Burns Baker
  • Patent number: 9398756
    Abstract: A leash training device embodying a non-invasive and non-threatening method of using the same to train a dog is provided. The leash training device may include a liquid sprayer having a housing forming a handle portion and a leash assembly. While grasping the handle portion so as to manage the dog on the other end of the leash assembly, the liquid sprayer is adapted so that the user may discharge a jet of liquid from a reservoir secured within the housing. The method includes discharging the jet at or on the dog engaged in bad behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Cheryl Eckert
  • Patent number: 9307745
    Abstract: Systems and methods of desensitizing an animal to an anxiety inducing event, including an output unit to communicate with a media player to output a conditioning media signal and an anxiety inducing media signal, a conditioning element dispenser to dispense a conditioning element, a detector to determine when an animal has taken the conditioning element, and a control module to selectively control operation of the output unit and the conditioning element dispenser to cause the conditioning element dispenser to dispense a first conditioning element in association with the media player outputting the conditioning media signal. The output unit can cause the media player to output the anxiety inducing media signal in association with the conditioning media signal, and the control unit can cause the conditioning element dispenser to dispense a second conditioning element from the conditioning element dispenser in association with the anxiety inducing media signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher E. Mainini
  • Patent number: 9301502
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for monitoring the movement of an animal. An animal transceiver unit is placed on the animal for transmitting and receiving signals. A base transceiver unit for transmitting and receiving signals relative to the animal transceiver unit is operated to monitor relative movement of the animal transceiver unit and the base transceiver unit. An indication of the relative distance between the base transceiver unit and the animal transceiver unit is provided in response to signal communication between the animal and base transceiver units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: PERIMETER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott F. Touchton, James T. Deery
  • Patent number: 9250222
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a biological detector can include training a biological detector to detect a calibration compound, wherein the calibration compound has an odor that is detectable by the biological detector and is not used in an environment for which the biological detector is trained to detect odors, presenting the biological detector with a device comprising the calibration compound, and determining whether the biological detector will alert to the calibration compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Furton, Katylynn Beltz
  • Patent number: 9226479
    Abstract: A mobile telephone adapts to use as a gundog training tool by interfacing with a dog collar using a wireless communication device, such as a WWAN text or IP interface, a WLAN interface or a radio transceiver that couples to the mobile telephone and is accessible to a training application running on the mobile telephone. The dog collar includes a GPS receiver to provide position information to the mobile telephone and a shock device to provide training stimulus to the dog. A wireless headset interfaces with the mobile telephone to provide audible indications of position to an end user, such as a dog point and tone indicators of directions to the dog. A wireless handset interfaces with the mobile telephone to accept inputs for application to the collar, such as training stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: EB Partners
    Inventors: James C. Bianchi, Robert W. Holland
  • Patent number: 9161516
    Abstract: A radial-shaped wireless fence system is provided that contains one or more dogs in a user-defined area without the need for a physical fence or underground wire. The system includes a base unit and at least one collar, and is easy to set up and use. Each of the base unit and the one collar include a component for reducing clock speed variation between the base and collar units, preferably to +/?5 ppm, to effectively eliminate communication errors between the base and collar units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan Paul Dutcher, Robert Theodore Cruz, Gary Roulston
  • Patent number: 9161515
    Abstract: A custom-shaped wireless fence system is provided that contains one or more dogs in a user-defined containment area without the need for a physical fence or underground wire. The system, which is easy to set up and use, includes at least three base units and at least one collar and, preferably, a remote controller. Each of the base units and the at least one collar includes a component for reducing clock speed variation between the base and collar units, preferably to +/?5 ppm, to effectively eliminate communication errors between the base and collar units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan Paul Dutcher, Robert Theodore Cruz, Gary Roulston
  • Patent number: 9137971
    Abstract: A custom-shaped wireless fence system is provided that contains one or more dogs in a user-defined containment area without the need for a physical fence or underground wire. The system, which is easy to set up and use, includes at least three base units and at least one collar and, preferably, a remote controller. Each of the base units and the at least one collar includes a TCXO for reducing clock speed variation between the base and collar units, preferably to +/?5 ppm, to effectively eliminate communication errors between the base and collar units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Scott Gurley, Gary Roulston
  • Patent number: 9131664
    Abstract: An excrement detection system of this disclosure includes: an excretion information acquiring apparatus acquiring excretion information indicating whether a pet in a living space has performed excretion; a toilet observing apparatus observing inside of a pet toilet to acquire toilet information regarding inside of the pet toilet; an excretion information processing unit determining whether the pet has performed excretion based on the excretion information; a toilet information processing unit determining whether the pet is in the pet toilet based on the toilet information; an excretion position determining unit determining that the pet has performed excretion outside of the pet toilet when determined that the pet has performed excretion and that the pet is absent from the pet toilet; and a notifying unit notifying a pet's owner that the pet has performed excretion outside of the pet toilet when determined that the pet has performed excretion outside of the pet toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Toru Tanigawa, Yoshihiro Kojima, Ryuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9125381
    Abstract: A radial-shaped wireless fence system is provided that contains one or more dogs in a user-defined area without the need for a physical fence or underground wire. The system includes a base unit and at least one collar, and is easy to set up and use. Each of the base unit and the one collar include a temperature compensated crystal oscillator for reducing clock speed variation between the base and collar units, preferably to +/?5 ppm, to effectively eliminate communication errors between the base and collar units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: WOODSTREAM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Scott Gurley, Gary Roulston
  • Patent number: 9049845
    Abstract: A training apparatus composed of pvc pipe used to train scent dogs to detect complex hazardous substances from an odor mixture having at least two separated component odors housed in at least two ventilated containers. At least two elbow shaped pipes having compartments, in which the containers reside. The apparatus further includes end caps securing the containers in the compartments. A two way clean out adapter pipe, having three openings, is connected to the elbow pipes, where separate odors, from separate explosive components situated in the separated containers, mix by diffusion and provide an odor mixture developed from the separated components. A drain assembly, having a drain cover, with holes is affixed on top of the drain assembly; allowing odor mixtures to rise up and out of the drain assembly, where the scent detecting dogs are trained to identify the explosive components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Lisa Lee Albuquerque
  • Publication number: 20150143750
    Abstract: A method and system is provided that controls pet access to various different locations and/or objects. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention provides an automated system whereby pets are identified by sensors and allowed access to various locations and/or objects, such as food contained within a feeder dish for example. The feeder further includes a door structure and control system that keeps the pet safe through the use of a door which is made up of several repeated panels which together move to cover the food when access is not allowed and having a jam sensing system in order to protect pets from being caught in the closing door. Further embodiments employ the system to control access to litter boxes, pet toys, pet watering systems, pet gate access, pet containment systems or pet doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: VET INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Jalbert, Diane Eaker
  • Publication number: 20150128877
    Abstract: An insect repellent device having a top section and a bottom section can be attached via a fastening mechanism near the facial area of a user. The top section and the bottom section are rotatably joined to form a single unit and an insect repellent compound is contained internally. A plurality of slits in each of the top section and the bottom section enable air to pass through the device. In some embodiments, an insect repellent compound is employed to repel insects and the like from the user's proximity. In other embodiments, sound waves are emitted by a sound emitting device to drive away unwanted pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20150128866
    Abstract: Systems, kits, and methods for training animals. The system can include an animal training enclosure, an animal harness assembly, and a system controller assembly. The animal training enclosure can include a housing in which the animal to be trained is positioned, a stimuli delivery assembly that presents stimuli and distracters to the animal, and a primary reinforcement apparatus. The animal harness assembly can include a harness mounted on the animal, the harness housing a vibrotactile apparatus that can be used as a secondary reinforcement apparatus, an electronic compass that can measure orientation of the animal, and a wireless interface for communicating with the system controller assembly. The methods can include a method of training an animal using a secondary reinforcement positioned on a harness mounted on the animal, a method of concurrently training a plurality of animals, a method of detecting an unexploded landmine, and a method of demining a minefield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick A. Madorin, Kevin P. Myers, Joseph V. Tranquillo
  • Patent number: 9027513
    Abstract: A green-light device for driving mice away includes a casing and a control circuit in the casing, wherein the control circuit comprises a power conversion circuit, a voltage regulating integrated circuit (IC), an amplifying circuit, a control knob, an ultrasonic frequency oscillator circuit, a logical-determination circuit and multiple green-light emitting diodes (LED) coupled to and controlled by the logical-determination circuit. The control knob is configured to be switched to lead the control circuit to create an ultrasonic wave or a special light wave such that mice can be cheated or driven away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Hsien Wu
  • Publication number: 20150114310
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for detection schemes for ascertaining pregnancy status of an animal. The compositions and methods employ interferon-tau (IFNT) and/or antibodies specific for IFNT. Methods of the present invention detect the presence of IFNT in samples obtained from animals as an early indicator of pregnancy. Methods are provided to identify non-pregnant animals so that management decisions regarding rebreeding can be made earlier compared to existing approaches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Thomas R. Hansen, Jessica Prenni, Torrance M. Nett, Kevin McSweeney, Jared Romero
  • Publication number: 20150107530
    Abstract: Among other things, artifacts are presented to an animal through a device. The artifacts represent a thing to be learned by the animal and from which the animal can interpret the thing that is to be learned. Artifacts are received from the animal through a device. The received artifacts represent whether the animal has learned the thing. The artifacts are interpreted to infer an extent to which the animal has learned the thing. The animal is rewarded through a device based on the extent to which animal has learned the thing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Forget You Not, LLC
    Inventors: Nissim Shani, Roni Shani, Daniel Shani, Keren Shani
  • Publication number: 20150101547
    Abstract: An insect repellent device having a top section and a bottom section can be attached via a fastening mechanism near the facial area of a user. The top section and the bottom section are rotatably joined to form a single unit and an insect repellent compound is contained internally. A plurality of slits in each of the top section and the bottom section enable air to pass through the device and intermix with the insect repellent compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Kyle McIntyre
  • Patent number: 9007218
    Abstract: A system for identifying an animal comprises an identification tag/transponder device surgically implanted into tissue of the animal and a scanning unit. As the animal passes in a vicinity of a scanning unit, the system causes the identification device to send a signal to a receiving portion of the scanning unit, and processes the signal, and identifies the animal from the signal. The system is of particular benefit to veterinary surgeries in assisting their smooth operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Chamberlain, Nicholas Andrew James Smith, Helen Catherine Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20150096277
    Abstract: An assembly and method for displacing bees from vegetation subject to cutting by mowing machines. The assembly is provided as blower means and an affixed funnel attachment. In operation, the blower means force air into the funnel attachment, directing a concentrated air stream to an area immediately in front of the mowing deck, displacing animals in the area prior to cutting by the mowing deck. A funnel mouth is oriented so that the emitted air stream is at least as wide as the mower deck, and multiple blower assemblies or larger funnel attachments may be used to accommodate larger mowing decks. A kit for retrofitting existing mowers is provided. A rake is further provided for use alone or with the blower means. The method for displacing animals includes selective actuation of the blower and/or other displacement means while operating the mowing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Muffie
  • Patent number: 8997696
    Abstract: A deterrent device which discourages pets from climbing on furniture, or stealing food from countertops or tables, is set using a spring release arm connected to a large trip plate. Once the deterrent device is tripped, a large padded arm will swing up and over the trip plate. The force of the padded arm is very low and will not cause damage or pain. The deterrent device can be reset upon tripping and is preferably used to train an animal to avoid certain areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Robert A. Wymer
  • Publication number: 20150090194
    Abstract: Vapor wake detection is a highly advantageous method and system for detecting explosives and other illicit substances. With vapor wake detection, a canine and a handler are used; however, unlike other detection schemes, the canine leads the handler. After the handler positions the canine in a desired location, the canine detects scents in the air that come to the canine. When the canine detects a trained scent, the canine leads the handler to or follows behind the carrier of the item with the scent. Once the carrier is identified by the handler, the proper personnel are contacted. To implement vapor wake detection effectively, specific rigorous training is utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John Pearce, L. Paul Waggoner, Jeanne S. Brock, Timothy Baird, David A. Baffa, Daniel McAfee, Robert E. Leonard
  • Publication number: 20150075445
    Abstract: A device for dispensing an air treatment chemical includes a housing having an inlet for permitting air to enter into an interior space of the housing and an outlet for permitting air mixed with an air treatment chemical to exit the interior space of the housing. A substrate positioned within the housing bears an air treatment chemical. A power supply mounted within the housing powers a motor within the housing. The motor is connected to a fan mounted within the housing. The fan moves air from the inlet adjacent to the substrate to mix the air treatment chemical into the moving air and deliver the mixture of air and air treatment chemical through the outlet to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Deliang Shi, Nitin Sharma, Paul E. Furner, Gerald W. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8959982
    Abstract: Vapor wake detection is a highly advantageous method and system for detecting explosives and other illicit substances. With vapor wake detection, a canine and a handler are used; however, unlike other detection schemes, the canine leads the handler. After the handler positions the canine in a desired location, the canine detects scents in the air that come to the canine. When the canine detects a trained scent, the canine leads the handler to or follows behind the carrier of the item with the scent. Once the carrier is identified by the handler, the proper personnel are contacted. To implement vapor wake detection effectively, specific rigorous training is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: John Pearce, L. Paul Waggoner, Jeanne S. Brock, Timothy Baird, David A. Baffa, Daniel McAfee, Robert E. Leonard
  • Patent number: 8960128
    Abstract: A method for providing anesthesia to a subject having a wound, such as a laceration, a surgical incision, an ulcer, an abrasion or a burn, said method comprising the step of applying topically to the wound a composition comprising: at least one local anesthetic agent; a hydrophilic or hydroalcoholic gelling agent; an antiseptic agent; a vasoconstrictor; and a detectable marker such as a food dye, wherein when the composition is topically applied to the wound of the subject the presence of the anesthetic agent on the subject is indicated by the detectable marker. The method has been developed primarily for anaesthetizing open wounds of animals, particularly those caused by husbandry procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Animal Ethics Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Meredith Sheil, Allan Giffard, Charles Robert Olsson
  • Patent number: 8947240
    Abstract: An animal data communication system, including a rover unit to be carried by an animal, an animal accessory device to interact with the rover unit and/or animal, at least one detector to detect an occurrence of an action engaged in by the animal, and to generate a signal indicative of a detected action, a processing unit to generate animal data identifying the detected action based on the generated signal, and a communication unit disposed on at least one of the rover unit and the animal accessory device to transmit the animal data over a network in response to an occurrence of one or more particular conditions associated with the detected action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Mainini
  • Publication number: 20150027383
    Abstract: A system for protecting user's body from the attacks of electro-sensitive animals is provided. The system includes a frequency generator, a modulator, a controller, a level shifter, plurality of electrodes and a power source to provide power to the controller. The controller generates pattern for the modulator and further the controller controls the frequency generator and the level shifter. The frequency generator generates waveforms and frequencies on the instructions programmed by the user in the controller. The modulator then mixes the pattern with waveforms or frequencies. The level shifter shifts results of the modulator to a higher voltage level and further transmits the polarized waveforms and frequencies to the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: R2Z Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Richter, Faranak Zadeh
  • Patent number: 8939110
    Abstract: A wildlife exclusion system for railway tracks is provided which includes an exclusion arrangement positioned to span across the railway tracks at a location along a length of the railway tracks. The exclusion arrangement extends generally perpendicular to the railway tracks and has a series of conductive elements spaced apart from each other to form an exclusion are configured to provide an electric shock to wild animals when particular conductive elements within the exclusion area are bridged thereby. Methods of installing a wildlife exclusion system and methods of discouraging wild animals from traveling along railway tracks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Hazlehurst
  • Publication number: 20150013617
    Abstract: A pest barrier comprises a back plate having a top and bottom ends and a channel formed by front and rear walls with a bottom arcuate base therebetween. The pest barrier further includes an arcuate top cap extending between the top of the back plate and the front wall such that the rear wall of the channel is located between and spaced apart from the back plate and the front wall of the channel. The rear wall includes a free distal end spaced apart from the arcuate top cap back plate to provide a gap therebetween. A kit for forming a pest barrier comprises at least two pest barrier members and a connector for securing the at least two pest barrier members to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Henry Joseph Rideout