Portable Stake Or Post Patents (Class 119/786)
  • Patent number: 10385584
    Abstract: A system of modular components for on-site assembly of a shelter for an above-ground structure to protect the structure from blast, wind, fire or other physical hazards. A pyramidal shelter with triangular or rectangular base is formed by joining side panels to each other. Each side panel includes a triangular frame covered, except at access hatch, observation port and door openings, with either steel plate or diamond steel mesh to which blast-resistant, fire-resistant or other kinds of coatings or panels are applied. A corner anchor assembly to support each corner of a shelter has a lower plate, an overlying split plate, and a pair of upstanding, anchor rods attached to the split plates for insertion into hollow, lower portions of side beams of adjacent side panels. The corner anchor assemblies facilitate expansion of an assembled shelter by addition of more modular components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Steven P. Morta, Horst G. Hermsdorf
  • Patent number: 9795485
    Abstract: An intersomatic cage, an intervertebral prosthesis, an anchoring device and an instrument for implantation of the cage or the prosthesis and the anchoring device are provided. An intersomatic cage or an intervertebral prosthesis fit closely to the anchoring device, which includes a body of elongated shape on a longitudinal axis, of curved shape describing, along the longitudinal axis, an arc whose dimensions and radius of curvature are designed in such a manner that the anchoring device may be implanted in the vertebral plate of a vertebra by presenting its longitudinal axis substantially along the plane of the intervertebral space, where the anchoring device is inserted, by means of the instrument, through a slot located in at least one peripheral wall of the cage or on at least one plate of the intervertebral disc prosthesis to penetrate into at least one vertebral plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LDR Medical
    Inventors: Jerome Allain, Jean Lombard, Jeff Phelps, Pierce Nunley, Charles Gordon, Vincent Leone, Michael Hisey
  • Patent number: 9004015
    Abstract: A tethering stake includes a rod having a point at one end thereof and a driving cap at an opposite end. A collar is fixed to the rod adjacent to and spaced from the driving cap, thus providing a neck to receive a tether line or chain. A cap cover is slidingly received upon the rod and is adapted to be selectively engaged with the collar. The cap cover includes a central circular aperture with a radial slot extending therefrom. The centrally positioned aperture and slot allow the cover to assume a position substantially parallel to the rod during shipment and storage, while allowing it to take a position substantially orthogonal to the rod when the rod is driven into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: John M. Krieger
  • Patent number: 9004014
    Abstract: Tethering stakes of the nature intended to be pounded flush with or below ground level. Certain of the tethering stakes include a cap on the pounding end which is adapted for ease of placement and release of a tethering line. Accordingly, the tethering line can be removed from the stake when it is to be pounded into the ground and then engaged with the stake only when tethering is desired. Certain of the embodiments include caps having uniquely shaped apertures for securing the tethering line. Another includes an aperture in communication with an aperture in the stake such that a lead cable or the like may be moved out of the way when the stake is pounded into the ground and may be fully received within the stake when tethering is not desired. Another embodiment employs a coupler passing through an aperture directly beneath the pounding surface to facilitate ease of attachment and removal of the tethering line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: John M. Krieger
  • Patent number: 8985061
    Abstract: An anchor in including a cylindrical member having a helical thread which can be advanced into an anchoring material and a tether restraint element having a configuration adapted to guide movement of a tether end movably coupled to said tether restraint toward a position on said tether restraint which directs forces transmitted to the tether restraint element from said tether end in a direction capable of rotationally advancing the elongate cylindrical member into the anchoring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cedar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Royals
  • Publication number: 20150013620
    Abstract: An anchor in including a cylindrical member having a helical thread which can be advanced into an anchoring material and a tether restraint element having a configuration adapted to guide movement of a tether end movably coupled to said tether restraint toward a position on said tether restraint which directs forces transmitted to the tether restraint element from said tether end in a direction capable of rotationally advancing the elongate cylindrical member into the anchoring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Royals
  • Patent number: 8800493
    Abstract: An apparatus for restraining, feeding, and watering an animal is provided. The apparatus comprises a bowl assembly, a rod, a ring element, and a ground securing element. The bowl assembly comprises a base component connected to a feeder component comprising a bowl for containing food and water. The animal may be chained or leashed to the ring element which freely pivots around the rod between the bowl assembly and the ground stabilizing element when the rod is secured within the ground. The ground stabilizing element help the apparatus resist lateral forces that occur when the animal pulls on the leash, thereby keeping the rod upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Harding
  • Patent number: 8607741
    Abstract: An animal restraining device can have an adjustable length to facilitate wedging the device securely between two walls or other structures to restrain an animal. The animal restraining device can include a first mechanism to adjust the length of the device and a second mechanism to further adjust the length of the device. In some embodiments, the first mechanism can perform large adjustments and the second mechanism can perform small adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Frank C. Perry, David J. Paddock
  • Patent number: 8448606
    Abstract: A tether device allows a pet to roam freely within a pre-defined area of space while restricting the pet from moving beyond the perimeter of a pre-defined area. The location of the perimeter is programmed into the tether device by providing distance and angular coordinates of the distal end of the tether from the tether device. The location of the pet, once attached to the tether device is likewise determined by the combination of coordinates. When the microcontroller senses the pet is nearing the perimeter of the pre-defined area, a lock mechanism is activated which prevents further movement in a direction that will exceed the perimeter, and only allows movement of the pet away from the perimeter. The lock mechanism may have a cushioning mechanism to prevent a hard stop. The tether device can also generate alarm tones to alert the user and/or train the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: IntelliLeash Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Yackley
  • Patent number: 8430066
    Abstract: This system comprises a platform used as a restraint for animals and pets which design is based on an umbrella like motion to collapse and expand for easy use, transport and storage. The platform will connect to any readily available generic harness having a ventral strap, collar strap, and girth strap which by the design of these components provides a secure point of connection between the animal's or pet's front legs and the center of the platform. The platform is circular in form with a centered connection point that uses the animal's own weight and position to prevent free movement. The animal or pet can sit or stand but is limited in directional movement by the connection between the platform and the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Michael David Franklin
  • Publication number: 20130092088
    Abstract: A restraining device for temporarily coupling a domestic animal to a floor includes a post having a retaining lip and tether-resting channel. A locking plate positions on the post below resting channel. A first and second locking wing hingeably mount to the post and are operable from a closed position to an open position, and each locking wing includes a top-mounted locking feature retainer to selectively engage the locking plate. And, the first and second locking wing each respectively further comprising a plurality of carpet-engaging spikes. A smooth floor attachment device selectively couples to the first and second locking wings. The smooth floor attachment device includes a base having oppositely disposed pair of retainers on a top portion and an adhesive strip or other mechanism for selectively attaching the base to the floor on a bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Tim Sharp, Laurel Sharp
  • Publication number: 20130061819
    Abstract: An animal restraining device can have an adjustable length to facilitate wedging the device securely between two walls or other structures to restrain an animal. The animal restraining device can include a first mechanism to adjust the length of the device and a second mechanism to further adjust the length of the device. In some embodiments, the first mechanism can perform large adjustments and the second mechanism can perform small adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Frank C. Perry, David J. Paddock
  • Patent number: 7921815
    Abstract: A tether restraint apparatus may include two folding members, pivotally connected, a tether attachment and two stakes, wherein each folding member may have one of the two stakes pivotally connected and stowable within, and where the stakes may be pivoted outside of the folding members for deployment. The two folding members are operable to be folded together with each folding member having one of the two stakes stowed within, and are further operable to be unfolded to deploy the two stakes by pivoting each of the two stakes outwardly from within the two folding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: WalkNStake, Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy J. Moran
  • Publication number: 20100308200
    Abstract: A portable anchoring apparatus and kit is provided which allows large animals to be safely hitched a safe distance from an anchoring object (e.g., a motor vehicle). Other embodiments of the portable anchoring apparatus and kit include a portable anchored table, a portable anchored large sign, and a portable anchored combination table and large sign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: John L. Penn
  • Patent number: 7673588
    Abstract: A rotatable and retractable pet tether is disclosed. The pet tether has a spiral stake. A handle is attached to the spiral stake. A tether housing is rotatably mounted on the spiral stake. The tether housing has an opening therein. A tether line is disposed in the housing and adapted for deployment from the opening in the housing. A retraction mechanism is arranged in the housing for retracting the tether line after deployment. An attachment mechanism is connected to the tether line for attaching the tether line to a pet collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: David T. Head
  • Publication number: 20090314225
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that comprises two folding members, pivotally connected and having a tether attachment; and two stakes, wherein each folding member has one of the two stakes pivotally connected and stowable within, and where the stakes may be pivoted outside of the folding members for deployment. The two folding members are operable to be folded together with each folding member having one of the two stakes stowed within, and are further operable to be unfolded to deploy the two stakes by pivoting each of the two stakes outwardly from within the two folding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy J. Moran
  • Patent number: 7353780
    Abstract: The extensible leash system comprises a rope and a leash extending from the rope. A weight system including an incremental weight device is suspended to the rope and has a first, second, third and fourth weights mounted therein. There is also provided a mechanism for raising the first, second, third and fourth weights with the rope in sequence according to a first distance interval along the rope between the first and second weights, according to a second distance interval along the rope between the second and third weights, and according to a third distance interval along the rope between the third and fourth weights, wherein a relation between the weight extents of the first, second, third and fourth weights, and the first, second and third distance intervals represents an exponential increase in a restraining action on the rope and the leash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Normand Bean
  • Publication number: 20080000430
    Abstract: An apparatus for tethering an animal to a selected area or retaining the animal while exercising includes an anchor having a bottom portion for positioning into the ground and a top portion for positioning above the ground. The apparatus also includes a restraint having a housing with a receptacle and a lead. A proximal end of the lead is secured within the housing and a distal end is attached to the animal. The housing is positioned onto the top portion by lowering the housing such that the top portion positions within the receptacle. The apparatus includes a retaining mechanism that removably secures the housing to the top portion of the anchor such that the housing rotates about an axis of the top portion of the anchor to tether the animal in a selected area. The retaining mechanism is disengaged from the anchor such that the restraint can be utilized to exercise the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: Royal Pet Incorporated
    Inventor: Troy Petersen
  • Publication number: 20070289555
    Abstract: Current product offerings do not provide for a light-weight, portable dog restraint system for soft terrain, particularly for beach locations. Many states have enacted laws that require a dog to be on a leash while on a beach. This requirement makes it difficult for dog owners to restrain their dogs and simultaneously enjoy the beach. The challenge is to find a way to provide enough resistance to restrain a dog in a soft terrain setting. This challenge is addressed by a product which allows for appropriate weight to be added to the restraint system on location. The restraint system consists of a hollowed receptacle which can be filled with sand or water at the beach location. The hollow receptacle is then closed by a sleeve that screws into the hollow base. The sleeve consists of a center core wrapped by a pipe and eye-bolt system that rotates 360 degree around the center core. This allows the dog to be tethered, but have a free range of motion around the restraint system base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Campbell
  • Patent number: 7225760
    Abstract: Tethering stakes of the nature intended to be pounded flush with or below ground level. Certain of the tethering stakes include a cap on the pounding end which is adapted for ease of placement and release of a tethering line. Accordingly, the tethering line can be removed from the stake when it is to be pounded into the ground and then engaged with the stake only when tethering is desired. Certain of the embodiments include caps having uniquely shaped apertures for securing the tethering line. Another includes an aperture in communication with an aperture in the stake such that a lead cable or the like may be moved out of the way when the stake is pounded into the ground and may be fully received within the stake when tethering is not desired. Another embodiment employs a coupler passing through an aperture directly beneath the pounding surface to facilitate ease of attachment and removal of the tethering line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: John M. Krieger
  • Patent number: 7163021
    Abstract: An anchor peg includes a pointed body and a collar with an open recess and having an open-sided slot extending from the recess to the body midsection. An impact member occupies the body slot and is retained on the body by a pivot adjacent to the collar which passes through an open-sided member slot in the impact member. The member slot is closed at its opposite ends so that the impact member is deployable from the body slot into a position normal to the longitudinal axis of the body for twisting or pulling to extract the peg. A rounded end of the impact member mates with a rounded body slot end so that impacts at the opposite end of the impact member are applied directly to the body at its midsection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Matsushita
  • Patent number: 7021245
    Abstract: An automobile tether device includes a base and a loop spanning the base and rotatable relative to the base. The base defines cutouts for receiving end segments of the loop. The loop frictionally engages the surface on which the tether device is installed to allow the loop to be positioned at elevations relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Cronk
  • Patent number: 6904871
    Abstract: Provided is an animal tethering device for confining an animal to a location and allowing it to move freely within a prescribed area, while preventing entanglement. The device includes a central shaft through which a spool is rotatably and retractably attached. The device also includes a housing which may resemble a sports ball or other desired ornamental design. The device provides optimum rotation by allowing forces in the horizontal plane, and also offers maximum strength in the entire spool assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventors: James A. Archetti, Dennis La Roche, Kevin O'Connor
  • Patent number: 6820573
    Abstract: The present invention includes an adjustable and collapsible pole structure having a telescoping inner and outer pipe providing an adjustable pole length. The outer pipe is crimped for hammering into the ground and the inner pipe receives a carousel member for rotation about the pole proximate the inner pipe top end. Two carousel extensions are spaced for receiving the grip portion of a typical retractable pet leash, the extension also being adapted to accommodate an insertion member that secures the pet leash within the carousel extensions. The insertion member can be a U-shaped member with elongated ends received by holes in the carousel extensions and the pet leash grip, or an insertable member with holes for a pin or pins sized to prevent removal of the member from the openings in the carousel extensions and the pet leash grip A hammering pin is insertable into the top of the carousel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: John P McMullin
  • Publication number: 20040216697
    Abstract: A combination leash anchor and container support. The combination includes a securement member for securely attaching the combination to the ground, a leash fastener for coupling a dog leash, for example, to the securement member, and a container support for holding containers, such as food or water bowls. The securement member, which has a ground boring means attached thereto, and the container support are preferably constructed in one-piece and the container support is designed so that it can be grasped to manually drive the combination into the ground without the need for any tools or strenuous labor. The combination can be removed from the ground and relocated in a similar manner. Removable bowls can be used with the combination in order to facilitate cleaning and refilling at a location away from the combination, if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Wojcik, Justin Orenic
  • Publication number: 20040144332
    Abstract: A system of locking mechanisms having numerous male locking mechanisms 16-20 within a inner tubular member and one female locking mechanism 22 that creates a singular point of entrance and exit within an outer tubular member to secure dogs or pets. The male locking mechanisms 16-20 are a part of an inner-sleeve that is easily inserted into an outer-sleeve of which the female locking mechanism 22 is a part. The hollow metal outer-sleeve is inserted into the ground adjacent to ground level by hammering it into the ground using a plug-like structure that is inserted into the outer-sleeve. The plug like structure is then removed allowing the inner-sleeve to be inserted. The system of locking mechanisms inherent within the inner-sleeve and the outer-sleeve provide improved retaining capabilities while other features of the device allow for easy pivoting for pets, ready movement to additional locations, water resistant features, ground level adjacency for mowing and safety are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Rob Voorhees
  • Patent number: 6766770
    Abstract: A system of locking mechanisms having numerous male locking mechanisms 16-20 within a inner tubular member and one female locking mechanism 22 that creates a singular point of entrance and exit within an outer tubular to secure dogs or pets. The male locking mechanisms 16-20 are a part of an inner-sleeve that is easily inserted into an outer-sleeve of which the female locking mechanism 22 is a part. The hollow metal outer-sleeve is inserted into the ground adjacent to ground level by hammering it into the ground using a plug-like structure that is inserted into the outer-sleeve. The plug like structure is then removed allowing the inner-sleeve to be inserted. The system of locking mechanisms inherent within the inner-sleeve and the outer-sleeve provide improved retaining capabilities while other features of the device allow for easy pivoting for pets, ready movement to additional locations, water resistant features, ground level adjacency for mowing and safety are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Voorhees and Compnay LLC
    Inventor: Rob Voorhees
  • Patent number: 6725872
    Abstract: A stake assembly includes a spike having a first end and a second end defining a longitudinal axis of the stake assembly. A flange is connected at the second end of the spike and extends laterally therefrom and defines the upper end of the substantially inflexible portion of the stake assembly. A resilient fastening member is connected to the spike, extends upwardly therefrom and is resilient in both lateral and longitudinal directions. A controlling member is connected to the spike, extends upwardly and is connected to the second end of the resilient fastening member. A tether or leash may be fastened to the second end of the resilient fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventors: Gary R. Kindell, Sharon D. Kindell
  • Patent number: 6606829
    Abstract: The collapsible land anchor of this invention includes an anchor body, a drive anvil coupled to the top end portion of the anchor body, and a runner member that is slidable longitudinally through the drive anvil between an operative position and a collapsed position. A retraction anvil is coupled to the top end portion of the runner member, and a hammer weight is carried on the runner member. In its operative position, the runner member extends beyond the drive anvil away from the cavity of the anchor body to space the drive anvil apart from the retraction anvil. Also in the operative position, the hammer weight is slidable along the runner member into the drive anvil to drive the anchor body into the ground. In the collapsed position, the runner member is displaced towards and at least partially stowed in the cavity of the anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventors: Frank Benincasa, Beneditto Cafaro
  • Patent number: 6591782
    Abstract: A field watering device for game birds, particularly quail, is provided, which has a body for holding water, a ground anchor portion for securely fixing the body into the ground, and at least one water dispensing nipple for dispensing water from the body to the game birds. The field watering device uses conventional water dispensing nipples such as used to dispense water to the young birds in their commercial pens. When the young birds are released into the wild, the birds have an enhanced survival rate using the field watering device, since they are accustomed to obtaining water from the nipples. Without the field watering device, there is a higher loss of birds due to their unfamiliarity with natural water sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventors: Howard E. Googe, Jr., James Edward Melear, Kenneth Rogers
  • Patent number: 6523500
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for tethering an animal such that it has freedom to roam, yet is confined in an area that is devoid of fencing. A common problem with tethering is that the animal wanders, dragging a rope behind him, becoming entangled in the rope himself or the rope becoming entangled in objects within the animal's range. A common remedy of this problem is a retractable leash attaching to a tethering post. While prior retractors have solved the problem of entanglement, they had done little to resolve a second problem with tethering, that of an animal running to the limit of his tether only to be jerked by the neck when the tether suddenly becomes taut. The present invention offers a solution to both the entanglement and the jerk stop problems. To alleviate these two problems, the present invention is equipped with a recoil spring retractor in combination with a braking shoe which engages the retractor reel to gradually slow the play out of the line as it reaches its limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Roberto Zenteno
  • Publication number: 20020112675
    Abstract: A large pet exerciser utilizes but two readily available major components. One is a galvanized pipe or post embedded in concrete. The other major component is an extension or tension spring having a loop or ring on each end. The spring is anchored in the top of the post by means of one loop while a leash is connected to the other or extending top loop. The spring not only elongates when subject to tensile forces, but being mostly free of the post flexes or bends laterally of the post axis in any azimuth or direction. Both actions of the spring exert a bias on any pull by a pet secured to a leash in turn secured to the top or projecting end of the spring. This provides significant decelerating strain relief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen J. Lesko
  • Patent number: 6435137
    Abstract: An economical pet restraint device and method of making thereof for use in one's lawn which is readily installed and removed. A concrete block having a ringed pin with the ring disposed in a cylindrical recess defined in the top surface of the concrete block is implanted in the lawn. The pet's tether can then be attached to the ring by a spring clamp. Multiple animals can be leashed to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony C. Hourihan
  • Patent number: 6412444
    Abstract: An anchor and tether animal restraining device having a line extending between a pair of anchors. At least one of the anchors is an angle-spike anchor having an angled portion for providing control over the line and, further, a smooth walled enclosure partially covering a base portion of the angle portion for preventing entanglement of a leash which attaches an animal, such as a dog, to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Vaughn P. Esham
  • Patent number: 6405684
    Abstract: A turtle harvesting tool for locating and retrieving turtles from marshes. The turtle harvesting tool includes a rod having a first end and a second end. The first end is generally pointed. The rod has an arc therein such that a hook is defined. The arc is located nearer the second end than the first end. The rod has a break therein generally located between the first and second ends such that a first portion and a second portion of the rod are defined. A coupling member removably engages an end of the first portion to an end of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventors: Robert D. Ferran, Mary B. Ferran, Robert P. Ferran, Richard T Ferran, Randy D. Ferran, Rodney J. Ferran, Scott D. Ferran
  • Publication number: 20020026903
    Abstract: An anchor and tether animal restraining device having a line extending between a pair of anchors. At least one of the anchors is an angle-spike anchor having an angled portion for providing control over the line and, further, a smooth walled enclosure partially covering a base portion of the angle portion for preventing entanglement of a leash which attaches an animal, such as a dog, to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Vaughn P. Esham
  • Patent number: 6318302
    Abstract: A rotating retractable leash support including a base with a vertical support and a rotatable bracket arm attached to the upper end. A retractable leash is releasably attached to the bracket arm with the free end of the leash extending out through an eyelet at the distal end thereof. The eyelet is generally horizontally aligned with the leash at the level where it extends from the housing and provides a lever arm to facilitate the rotation of the bracket arm in the direction of the animal as it moves around the vertical support. The retractable leash is releasably attached to the bracket arm by a pin that extends through the closed loop that defines the hand grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Brad C. Bedient
  • Patent number: 5870974
    Abstract: The animal anchor disclosed has a substantially horizontally extending body member which includes a central hub portion, an annular outer portion surrounding the hub portion, and spoke portions interconnecting the central hub and annular outer portions. The hub has a swivel hook for connecting a leash or chain. A majority of the weight of the body member is disposed in the annular outer portions making the anchor difficult to tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 5785007
    Abstract: The animal restraint device holds an animal via a leash in a bed of a truck such that the leash cannot become tangled about the point of attachment. The device has a housing having an internal swivel device, the housing also having an aperture in an upper side thereof and a base on a lower side thereof. The housing has a predetermined no-catch contour. A rotatable securing device has a first end attached to the swivel device, the first end of securing device extending through the aperture. The rotatable securing device has a second end that forms a connector, the second end having a predetermined no-catch contour. A water resistant sealed roller bearing is located between the first end of the rotatable securing device and a wall of the aperture. The first end of the securing device is a threaded rod, the sealed roller bearing having an aperture through which the threaded rod extends. A nut assembly receives the threaded rod and thereby locks the securing device to the swivel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventors: Timothy D. Sauber, Donald G. Sauber
  • Patent number: 5575241
    Abstract: An animal exercise and amusement device includes a vertical post and a hollow shank with an eye that is rotatably attached to the top of the post. One end of a rope or elastic cord is attached through the hollow shank outwardly terminating at the other end with a play toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Ronnie G. Line
  • Patent number: 5353747
    Abstract: A system for leashing dogs at any one of a plurality of locations comprises a first exterior hollow post having a circular cross-section positioned in the ground with a lower end beneath the ground and an upper end adjacent to ground level; a second interior hollow post slidably received within the exterior post, the interior post being of a length no greater than the length of the exterior post, a carriage bolt slidably received within the interior post having a head of a diameter greater than the external diameter of the interior post; and a coupling component having a large aperture received by the carriage bolt and retained in position between the upper edge of the interior post and the head of the carriage bolt. The coupling component also includes a small aperture and an associated chain link. The chain link has screw threads at its opposed ends with a threaded exterior member adapted to be rotated to expose and close an opening between the link ends thereadjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Bob C. Fain
  • Patent number: 5337702
    Abstract: A device and method for training a field dog is described herein. The device which is designed to be lightweight and portable, includes an elongated bar member with a plate attached at one end having a plurality of spikes extending downward therefrom. During use, the plate is positioned so that the spikes may be forcible driven into the ground to securely attached the device in the ground. A vertically aligned hook structure is attached to the top surface at approximately the mid-point of the elongated bar member which, during use, engages a rope disposed between the dog and the trainer. When the rope is placed across the top surface of the elongated bar member and moved forward, the hook structure engages the rope and becomes a fulcrum point between the dog and the trainer. An optional pulling handle may be attached to the top surface of the elongated bar member so that the device may be easily removed from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Robert J. Gribble
  • Patent number: D505757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Wojcik, Justin Orenic