Tether And Animal Securing Means (e.g., Collar, Harness, Etc.) Patents (Class 119/792)
  • Patent number: 10278366
    Abstract: A leash with a non-elastomeric extendable portion; an elastomeric extendable portion; and a storage pouch. The elastomeric extendable portion is connected to the non-elastomeric portion and the non-elastomeric extendable portion is folded or rolled several turns upon itself. The storage pouch holds the non-elastomeric extendable portion in the folded or rolled relationship of its turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Edge-Works Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Scott Evans, David A Pomeroy
  • Patent number: 10212929
    Abstract: A remote control decoy having a hollow shell in the shape and appearance, when viewed above a waterline, of a waterfowl. A boat-like hull with an open top and blunted front end is affixed to an underside of the hollow shell such that the boat-like hull rides below the waterline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: XXTREME WATERFOWL R/C LLC
    Inventors: James H. Janzen, Jr., Brennon L. Fredericksen
  • Patent number: 10165760
    Abstract: A dog harness having an open prosternum loop and an open sternum loop that are angularly interconnected to form left and right inverted V shaped shoulder covering apexes where the apexes are selectively interconnected with a buckle that slidingly engages adjustable length web members attached to the apexes and which form a point of attachment for a leash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph S Sporn
  • Patent number: 10070621
    Abstract: A pet anxiety apparatus is provided. The pet anxiety apparatus embodies a compression vest providing scent, vibrational and audio therapeutic delivery components. The compression vest may be moved between a disengaged, unwrapped condition and an engaged, wrapped condition imparting the sensation of a hug to the pet animal wearing the pet anxiety apparatus. In the engaged, wrapped condition, a scent emitter is disposed directly downward of the pet's nose, while an audio output device is disposed along the animal's spinal near its ears, thereby providing tactile, scent, and audio therapy to a pet suffering from anxiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Oren Hacham David
  • Patent number: 9839248
    Abstract: A utility belt is disclosed. The utility belt comprises a belt track, a ball bearing assembly, and an extender assembly. The belt track includes a first belt section having a first male locking mechanism and a first female locking mechanism, and a second belt section having a second male locking mechanism and a second female locking mechanism. The first male locking mechanism connects to the second female locking mechanism. The second male locking mechanism connects to the first female locking mechanism. The first belt section and the second belt section each comprises an outer sheath and an inner tube. The inner tube includes a plurality of C-shaped rings. The ball bearing assembly has a ball bearing and a joint. The ball bearing rotates about the belt track. An extender assembly is coupled to the belt track and includes at least one connector and at least one spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Roberson
  • Patent number: 9668458
    Abstract: A dog harness comprising, an open ended prosternum loop and an open ended sternum loop that are angularly interconnected so as to form first and second harness apexes adapted to be positioned over the shoulders of a dog, first and second web loops attached to the respective first and second apexes, each having a slip buckle for adjusting the size of the loop, and a single side release buckle slidingly engaging the first and second web loops for interconnecting the loops over the dog's withers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph S Sporn
  • Patent number: 9578857
    Abstract: A harness for pets that allows them to move freely, without causing them damage or possible wounds, thanks to a piece of laminar textile material composed of a central part with front vertexes and rear vertexes which project themselves to define both ears with complementary connection clasps, and both parts of the belt with complementary fasteners, and the central part shows an opening on one of the sides of the center of the part, while on the other side there is a girdle with fasteners for a leash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Mariana Goluboff
  • Patent number: 9474252
    Abstract: A pet harness 10 includes a body portion (11) made of two sheets of fabric material (14). A cord (15), having a fabric piping (18) positioned around it, is attached to the periphery of the body portion (11). A plurality of straps (12) are attached to the fabric material (14) and to the cord (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Coastal Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Holt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9332734
    Abstract: A pet calming harness is designed to ease and alleviate an animal's fear and tension due to fright inducing and excitable activities such as thunder, lightning, etc. The therapeutic harness includes a combination neck collar and body strap which converge at an X-strap location above the scruff or nape of the animal's neck to provide gentle, but not binding, pressure on the animal in order to calm the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Paula Padgett Hege
  • Patent number: 9268312
    Abstract: It is inter alia disclosed an apparatus (1; 3) with a detecting means (2) for detecting whether a transport unit (4) to be transported by a vehicle is secured by at least one securing means (5; 7) against a movement in at least one direction relative to the vehicle, and with a means (10; 30) for changing an operating mode of an electronic device associated with the transport unit (4) depending upon a result of the detecting, or for outputting a signal for changing the operating mode depending on a result of the detecting. Moreover, a corresponding method (200; 300; 400), a corresponding computer program and an apparatus (1?) for receiving the output signal and for changing the operating mode on the basis of the received signal are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventor: Frank Josefiak
  • Patent number: 9095123
    Abstract: Disclosed is a paw pad protector harness that is a lightweight assembly of straps and buckles that is used to hold a variety of pet footwear securely in place for weather condition protection, and for protecting pet paws and legs from exposure to hazardous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150136041
    Abstract: A curved strip having a slot on one end configured to receive a ring from an animal collar, the strip having an aperture positioned proximate an opposite end, the aperture configured to receive an animal leash and clasp, wherein the clasp is affixed to the ring positioned through the slot and, thus, functions to enable the leash detangle apparatus to affix the leash and animal collar and maintain the leash in a position not between the animal's feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Levino Perrucci
  • Publication number: 20150114311
    Abstract: A dog harness comprising three flexible adjustable straps secured at a common midpoint, two adjustable flexible straps extending outwardly and under the forelegs of the dog and removably secured to a D-ring secured to the front of the collar of the dog underneath the dogs head, the third flexible adjustable strap having a D-ring secured to the end thereto for removable receipt of a leash, the harness controlling the pace and direction of the dog and also allowing the owner to control the head positioning of the dog without effecting a strain or choke to the dog's neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: William Lynch
  • Publication number: 20150107532
    Abstract: A multi-function leash system incorporating anti-theft features is provided. The leash system includes a leash portion and a harness connectable to the leash portion. The leash portion includes an elongate leash, the elongate leash including at one end an attachment component, and at the other end a handle, wherein the handle is formed to be achieve a locked position in which the handle forms a closed loop, and an open position in which the handle is open at one end, and is operable to be wrapped around a fixed article, and then locked around the fixed article. The harness is formed to put on a pet, wherein the harness is adjustable to achieve a snug fit relative to the pet's body using one or more adjustable elements, wherein the harness is formed so that once the harness has been locked on the pet, and attached to the leash portion, the harness is difficult to remove from the pet's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Blake SHAVER
  • Publication number: 20150090195
    Abstract: An example pet temperament indication may be provided on a harness or a leash. A symbol representative of one of a variety of pre-established pet temperaments may be provided to the harness and/or leash to allow for appreciating the temperament of a pet wearing the harness from a distance. The indication may include a first symbol if a pet's temperament is friendly, a second symbol if the pet's temperament is sometimes unfriendly, a third symbol if the pet's temperament is unfriendly and providing a fourth symbol if the pet's temperament is unclear or special. Any combination of symbols may also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Leila Krupich
  • Publication number: 20150020751
    Abstract: A restraining device for an animal or a child that has a restraint(1), a retractable lead (2) and a housing (4), in which the retractable lead (2) is at least partially housed. The housing (4) is releasably attached to the restraint (1) and has a twister (13) for changing the orientation of the retractable lead (2) as it exits the housing (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sally Pattie, Simon Collings
  • Publication number: 20150020752
    Abstract: An animal lifting device and method is provided. In particular, a hip member and a chest member are provided that have handles thereon. The chest member and the hip member may be selectively interconnected to each other with an interconnection member. The chest member may include an upper portion, shoulder pads, a chest pad, a center cross member, and an adjustable strap. The hip member may include an upper portion, an adjustable sling, and adjustable straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Cary D. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20150007778
    Abstract: A dog-training method includes a device having a left connector, a right connector, a back strap, a girth strap, and a chest strap. The chest strap at a first end couples to the right connector and a left second end passes through a center portion of the left connector and ends in a left-leash coupler which is larger than the center portion of the left connector so that the left-leash coupler cannot pass through the center portion of the left connector. The chest strap further includes a right free-moving strap coupled to the left connector with a right second end passing through a center portion of the right connector and terminating in a right-leash coupler that is configured larger than the center portion of the right connector so that the right-leash coupler cannot pass through the center portion of the right connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Nancy Yamin
  • Patent number: 8919292
    Abstract: A leash assembly includes a first belt, a second belt and at least one connector piece coupled to the first belt. The first belt is configured to be worn over the second belt. The first and second belts can be worn by a subject around the torso, shoulders, neck or wrist. Each connector piece is configured to move along at least a portion of the first belt. In some embodiments, the connector piece is a link configured to be receive the first belt and to move along the first belt. Each connector piece is coupled with a leash. In some embodiments, the leash has a retractable end. The leash assembly can include adornments and/or a carrier coupled to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tina Ting-Yuan Wang, Michael Clair Houston, Kevin Kin-Wai Lau
  • Patent number: 8869750
    Abstract: An animal training apparatus is comprised of a leash connector attached to a chest portion of a harness. The harness is arranged to prevent the leash connector from shifting to the back of the animal. The harness is preferably comprised of a chest strap for positioning across the chest of the animal between the tops of the front legs, a withers strap for positioning across the withers of the animal behind the neck and between the shoulders, and a girth strap for positioning across the girth of the animal behind the front legs on the underside. The leash connector is attached to an intermediate position on the chest strap for pulling on the chest portion of the harness. The animal is prevented by the rotational force from pulling further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: LML Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Linda J. Lady
  • Publication number: 20140311423
    Abstract: A pet harness device is disclosed that enables users to control animals without placing unnecessary pressure or stress on the animal's trachea, neck, and/or leg pits. The pet harness device comprises an X-shaped component secured around an animal's front legs and chest and then secured on top of an animal's back via a cord component. The X-shaped component comprises a first pair of extending portions that are positioned around an animal's front legs and a second pair of extending portions that are positioned around an animal's chest. The extending portions are then secured on top of the animal's back via a cord component. The cord component comprises a plurality of adjustable buckles for securing the X-shaped component together on top of the animal's back, and at least one ring for securing a leash strap component. A leash can then be secured to the leash strap component for controlling the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: William T. Roney, III
  • Publication number: 20140251235
    Abstract: A force transfer harness that utilizes the harness structure to redirect the handler's forces through the harness structure and into the underlying ground is provided. The harness creates a moving support for a handler. Through the act of the dog sitting, the associated dog and handler cause a change in the orientation of the harness legs, both fixed and moveable, and cause the moveable legs to be brought into an angular relationship with the fixed legs that allows the harness to form a support structure. After the dog sits, the harness legs are brought in contact with the ground, whereas previously they were hovering above the ground in a ready orientation. As a result, the dog's act of sitting enables the human to transfer his or her weight through the harness and into the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Codos, Richard Codos
  • Publication number: 20140238312
    Abstract: A pet collar has a sound-emitting device. The device contains information about the pet, or for novelty purposes. The device may be used to record a personalized prerecorded message. The device can be used for novelty purposes such as sport team and school anthems, and desired songs. The collar is used to identify the pet, by playing the name and home address as a spoken message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Stacy Wingate
  • Patent number: 8763563
    Abstract: A leash held at one end by a trainer and attached at the other end to a coupler which attaches to either a harness or collar secured to the body of an animal, the coupler having therein an RF transmitter that transmits a signal consisting of one or more pulsed sequences dependent on the actuation of a switch that activates upon sensing a pulling force exerted between the animal and the trainer, said magnitude of force dependent on a spring, housed within the coupler and having an associated preset tension, wherein the RF transmitted signal is received by a receiver and a transducer located in an independent correction collar that transforms the received signal to a corresponding one or more applied electrical or mechanical pulsed forces to the bodily part of the of the animal secured by the correction collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen David Thalmann
  • Publication number: 20140096721
    Abstract: A multiple function animal leash made of a single length of leash material having two identical ends, each of which can serve as an adjustable collar, an adjustable collar connector, and as an adjustable leash handle, and which can be used as a leash for a single animal or as a leash for two animals. A comfort grip or handle is generally located at or near the centerpoint of the leash body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Stephanie MILLARD
  • Patent number: 8683959
    Abstract: A lead system for domesticated animals has a lock capable of securing the collar and the handle ends to prevent theft of the animal. The lead system has a leash having a handle at one end and a collar at the opposing end. The lead system may have a first lock at the collar end and a second lock at the handle end which are separately activated for fastening the handle to the leash at one end of the leash and the collar to the leash at the other end for securing an animal to an immovable object. Alternatively, the lead system may have a lock capable of simultaneously securing the collar and handle ends. The lead system may also allow for adjustment of the circumference of the collar and the handle through the use of levers, with the lock(s) capable of also securing the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pawz Dog Boots, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Friedland
  • Publication number: 20140083370
    Abstract: An anti-theft, tamper-resistant dog harness and leash system for walking a dog and locking a dog securely to a fixed object. The system includes a wire-reinforced leash with a padlock at the end connecting to a wire-reinforced harness. Wire is integrated into the harness and leash so that they cannot easily be cut. The connection of the padlock to the harness prevents harness removal from the dog. The locking mechanism of the padlock may comprise of a key or combination lock. The locking mechanism and tamper-resistance of the system does not interfere with the normal use of the harness and leash system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Matthew Grandfield, Jill Noel Klingensmith
  • Publication number: 20140033992
    Abstract: An animal collar comprises a band member 1 having opposed first and second ends, with complementary connector buckles 2a, 2b provided on the opposed ends which are engageable to secure the ends together to form the band into a closed loop. An anchor ring 4 is secured to the band member 1 for engagement by a hook member 6 carried on a lead 8, and a hook member 5 is secured to the band member 1 in spaced apart relation to the anchor ring 4, the hook member 5 being securable to an anchor ring 7 carried on the lead 8 so as to securely connect the collar 1 to the lead 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Michelle Jermy d/b/a Retractor Sa
  • Patent number: 8627788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dog harness equipped with a covering cover comprising a blanketing saddle part covered by a covering cover, within that a middle portion hollow on one side and domed on the other side, and two side portions, on which side portions a chest strap is attached to trace straps, connecting the two side portions at the height of the trace straps, furthermore a back strap crossing the trace straps is attached directly to the covering cover in the continuation of a belly strap, wherein the covering cover (8) consists of at least two pieces, covering sheet-A (9) and covering sheet-B (10), connected to each other in a connection strip portion (11), furthermore at least two through openings (14) are made in the covering cover (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gyula Sebö
  • Publication number: 20140007818
    Abstract: A pet leash includes a first strap and a second strap connected to the first strap. The first strap has a first elastic section, a first extending section disposed at each of two ends of the first elastic section, and a first snap-engagement unit coupled to the first extending section. The second strap has two second extending sections connected to the first snap-engagement unit and second snap-engagement units coupled to the second extending sections, respectively. The second snap-engagement units are put around the pet. The first snap-engagement unit at the end of the first strap is fixed to a selected point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Huang CHENG
  • Publication number: 20130333632
    Abstract: An illuminated animal restraint includes a leash having an elongated body; a plurality of light sources positioned along the elongated body; the light sources are connected by wiring which has a configuration to accommodate pull and sideway forces applied to the leash without damage to the wiring and light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: LITEY LEASH, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Osher, William Babbs
  • Patent number: 8561577
    Abstract: An adjustable dog harness has a pair of adjustable length neck straps through which a dog's head passes. A chest strap passes from the neck under the chest and back, to connect with a pair of adjustable length side straps. These side straps pass up from the chest strap to a belly region that may optionally include a belly strap. The side straps are formed into folds, at approximately 45 degree angles, to continue as adjustable length back straps to the adjustable length neck straps. A sliding position ring couples a lead or leash to the side/back strap folds. Buckles are provided in the side straps, and in the optional belly strap, to permit rapid placement and removal of the harness. Through appropriate adjustment of the side and back straps, the harness will alternatively be adapted to function as a pulling, walking, or vehicle harness and for other diverse applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen E. Paxton, Lisa M. Lugo-Paxton
  • Publication number: 20130269628
    Abstract: A strap adjuster to adjust the length of a strap, such as used to form a pet collar, includes side rails and end rails defining a body. A central cross member and spaced ribs extend between the side rails, the central cross member, ribs, and end rails acting to define a plurality of openings. One side of the strap is looped around the central cross member and a second layer of the strap is passed into the strap adjuster through an opening between one rib and one end rail and passes out of the strap adjuster through an opening between the other rib and the other end rail. The ribs include notches or a textured upper surface to provide increased friction with a bottom surface of the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: COASTAL PET PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. HOLT, JR.
  • Patent number: 8534233
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus for using a leash in a hands-free manner is provided. The apparatus includes a centrally positionable connection hub connectable to the leash, first and second straps structured to extend over a person shoulders, third and fourth straps structured to extend around a portion of a person's waist, and a back support connected to the first, second, third, and fourth straps. The first, second, third, and fourth straps are configured to removeably and releasably attach to the connection hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Han, Katherine J Kim
  • Patent number: 8516978
    Abstract: An animal restraint system including a body harness and a removable control strap assembly. The control strap assembly may include no-pull or no jump/run modules. The body harness includes three adjustable straps that fit over the animal's back, in front of the chest, and underneath and behind the front legs, and two leg straps that encircle the animal's front legs. The no-pull module includes a strap for connecting a leash to the front leg straps. Pulling force is transferred to the animal's front legs, thereby reducing its ability to pull. The no-jump/run module includes hind leg straps that encircle the animal's hind legs and are connected to the corresponding front leg straps by connecting straps. A rear back strap extends across the back of the animal. The design works by limiting the range of motion of the front legs relative to the hind legs to inhibit jumping and running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Petnovate LLC
    Inventor: Jason Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20130213320
    Abstract: An animal collar includes neck strap with magnetic elements located on the neck strap's two opposite ends. The magnetic elements are configured to self align during installation and hold an encircling neck strap around an animal's neck. In one embodiment, the magnetic elements are one or more pairs of magnets attached to the opposite ends of the neck strap. The poles of each magnet pair are aligned so that the magnets in each pair attract. The neck strap also includes two perpendicularly and transversely aligned closed eyelets mounted on the opposite ends. When the opposite ends are placed side-by-side, the magnetic elements are aligned and forced together and the two eyelets are side by side and parallel. A leash clip can then be attached to the two eyelets to hold them together when walking. When the leash clip is disconnected, the magnetic elements are configured to separate when a light force is exerted on the neck strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Brian A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20130213319
    Abstract: The invention presents a harness assembly for lifting and supporting an animal in mobility. The assembly comprises a front and rear harness sections releasably attached by a lifting leash. Both the front and rear harness sections can be used independently. Both the front and rear harness sections are comprised of upper and lower sections releasably attached to one another. The rear harness section lifts the animal from both the hips and waist resulting in less stress than other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SOLV IT PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventor: SOLV IT PRODUCTS, LP
  • Patent number: 8459210
    Abstract: A non-choking harness for a pet which evenly distributes stress throughout the chest area and away from the neck area of the pet when the leash is pulled to prevent choking. A center portion of the body part substantially covers the chest area of the pet. The two neck ends are configured to wrap around a neck of the pet and the two torso ends are configured to wrap around a torso of the pet. The adjustable strap removably connects a first torso end to a second torso end, and adjusts the size of the torso opening to provide a comfortable fit. The connection part is configured to removably connect to the two neck ends, removably connect to the adjustable strap; and to adjust the size of the neck opening. The non-choking harness completely opens up for easy access in fitting the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Puppia International Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeon I. Cho
  • Patent number: 8459212
    Abstract: Leash attachments designed to reduce the tangling of a pet leash around the hind legs of a pet during a walk are provided. The leash attachment can be a rearward leash positioner comprising a strap configured to secure around the torso of a pet. A leash guide member attached to the strap is designed to reposition the fall point of a leash to a position that is rearward of its fall point in the absence of the leash positioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Craig Meisenbach
  • Patent number: 8418658
    Abstract: A diamond-shaped animal harness has a longitudinal primary center line and a latitudinal transverse center line, front and rear points, lateral first and second side points, an inside and an outside, a front edge between the side points including the front point, a rear edge between the side points including the rear point, and two leg holes on opposite sides of the primary center line closer to the primary center line than to the side points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Gary L. Remick
  • Patent number: 8413670
    Abstract: An animal umbrella that includes a thoracic vest having a releasably fastenable front seam, a neck hole, a first foreleg hole, a second foreleg hole, and a base unit centrally disposed atop a dorsal portion, with an umbrella unit having an elongated dome-shaped covering, the covering having a mount support centrally disposed in an arched top portion, wherein a hoop stand removably inserts through the mount support to releasably attach to the base unit and a lock member slidingly secures the canopy at a desired height above the base unit to shield a quadruped from inclement weather and, alternately, shade the quadruped from intense sunlight, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Aubrey C. Richardson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130047935
    Abstract: A pet collar and leash having interchangeable decorative facings constructed of a base member that is generally elongate in shape having removable facings with various decorative designs applied thereto. The base member and facings are removably mounted together by a hook and loop attachment so that the user can mix and match a combination of facings that are then attached to the base member to achieve matching or different appearances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Brenda L. Pieper
  • Patent number: 8381688
    Abstract: An animal harness including first strap adapted to generally lie on a back area of an animal when the harness is disposed on the animal and second strap adapted to generally lie on an underside of the animal when the harness is disposed on the animal. Third strap is coupled to a first end of the first strap and a first end of the second strap, the third strap including a male clasp portion and a corresponding female clasp portion wherein the third strap is adapted to lie in front of a leg of the animal when the harness is disposed on the animal and the male and female clasp portions of the third strap are mated. Fourth strap is coupled to a second end of the first strap and a second end of the second strap, the fourth strap including a male clasp portion and a corresponding female clasp portion wherein the fourth strap is adapted to lie behind the leg of the animal when harness is disposed on the animal and the male and female clasp portions of the fourth strap are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Gemini Creations LLC
    Inventor: Laura Wejrowski
  • Publication number: 20130042819
    Abstract: A hands free dog walking system includes a belt for attaching around a person includes a belt for attaching around a person and a traveler operatively connected to the belt to allow a leash operatively connected to the traveler to freely travel around the belt without entangling the person. The system may further include a leash assembly having a first rigid body having an inner end and an outer end, a second rigid body having an inner end and an outer end, a cord threaded through the first rigid body and the second rigid body, a first connector attached to the first end of the cord, and a second connector attached to the second opposite end of the cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: 608 ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas C. Ekstrum
  • Patent number: 8360011
    Abstract: A security leash includes a main leash and a secondary leash. Should the main leash be dropped by an animal's handler, or if the clip at the end of the main leash should fail, or if the collar on the animal should fail, the secondary leash may continue to secure the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Orion Johnson
  • Patent number: 8360009
    Abstract: An animal support harness and method of supporting and restraining movement of an animal is provided. The apparatus includes a sling that can be routed around the abdomen of the animal, and a plurality of primary support straps extend and are joined at a handle. A leash strap is integrated with the handle, and extends to connect to the collar of the animal. The integral leash strap along with the primary support straps enables an owner to control not only an upward supporting force for the animal, but also provides an inherent restraint to prevent an animal from walking too quickly or lunging, which might otherwise harm the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GingerLead, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Dorothy Rubinstein, Barry Scott Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 8342137
    Abstract: An animal leash that is operable to be surroundably mounted proximate a user's waist wherein the animal leash is configured to allow the animal tethered thereto to move in a first direction and a second direction. The first direction permitted by the animal is such that the animal can move generally away or towards the user. A second direction is further allowed such that the animal can traverse in a circular direction about the user. The animal leash further includes a belt having a longitudinal track disposed therein. Captively engaged with the track is the wheel assembly, which is configured to traverse along the track. A connections module is secured to the wheel assembly and is intermediate the wheel assembly and the leash container. The connection assembly functions to disengage the leash assembly upon a substantial force being applied thereto. The leash container houses a spring-biased reel, which stores the leash. A plurality of pockets are further included which are integrally formed into the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jill Burkhardt
  • Publication number: 20120318211
    Abstract: An animal harness is provided including a back strap, a belly strap, a waist strap, and a neck strap. The animal harness provides for greater control and adjustability of the harness while providing for improved comfort of the animal and reduced stress associated with use of the harness. The animal harness also provides for efficient use of materials for improved performance of the device while providing for ease of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Christina E. Madonna, Cathy Ann Madonna
  • Publication number: 20120318212
    Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides a pet leash device designed primarily for pet owners or dog walkers that walk more than one dog. The pet leash device comprises a housing comprising a first and second side portions, a first leash secured to the first side portion, a second leash secured to the second side portion, and a handle secured to the housing. The pet leash device further comprises a rotating pivot component that secures the handle to the housing and allows the housing and the handle to rotate. Additionally, a first connector is secured to an end of the first leash and a second connector is secured to an end of the second leash to secure the first and the second leashes each to a respective dog's collar. Typically, the leashes are retractable within the housing, and a push button controls the extension and retraction of the leashes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Lorena Montenegro
  • Patent number: 8327808
    Abstract: A dog leash that is capable of serving a multitude of purposes. The dog leash is made of resilient material, allowing it to stretch, which decreases the stress on both the user and the dog. The leash can be configured to lead one dog or two dogs at the same time. The leash can be used as a hands free lead, worn around the user's waist or shoulder. When worn around the waist, it allows 360 degrees of movement by the dog. The lead is also capable of being used as a seat restraint in a motor vehicle or as a tether. The leash is readily adjustable, suited for all size dogs, and can be especially useful for service dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: John Chirico