Body Worn Protective Shield Or Apparel Patents (Class 119/850)
  • Patent number: 10863722
    Abstract: Provided is an absorbent article suitable for bedridden pet animals. An absorbent article (10) for pet animals has a longitudinal direction (Y) and a width direction (X) crossing each other and includes: a body-facing surface and a non-body-facing surface opposite to each other; a first edge and a second edge (10a, 10b) opposite to each other in the longitudinal direction (Y); a tail facing area (13) facing a tail of the pet (5); a first section (11) extending from the tail facing area (13) toward the first edge (10a) and covering one of buttocks of the pet (5); a second section (12) extending from the tail facing area (13) toward the second edge (12b) and covering another one of the buttocks of the pet (5); an absorbent core (15) positioned between the first section (11) and the second section (12); and an attachment (21) positioned on the first section (11) and capable of attaching to an attachment target part (22) on the second section (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10800586
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for deterring pets or other animals from biting or chewing into medication containers. In some embodiments, the invention consists of two or more conductive metal sheets or strips in layers around the side of the container, which are wired to complete a circuit when pressed by the force of an animal's bite or touched by an animal's tongue. In some embodiments, the sheets or strips are spaced or held apart so that a normal human grip would not have sufficient force to complete the circuit. In some embodiments, the device slides onto the medication container with a friction fit, and is removable for use on future containers. In some embodiments, the circuit includes a battery-powered alarm to deter the animal. In other embodiments, the circuit delivers a mild electrical shock to the animal's mouth or tongue through the metal strips or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Jon Voth, Jason Andrew Voth, Joseph William Nelson, Christopher Ronald Nelson, Justin Yong Lim, Karis Yong Hee Lim, Andrew Nicholas Dillner, Norah Elizabeth Dillner, Scott Eric Simenson
  • Patent number: 10765086
    Abstract: An adjustable animal garment, the garment comprising a tubular body defining a front opening, a rear opening, a chest portion and a back portion. The garment further comprises a plurality of discrete elasticized areas formed along a length of at least the chest portion or the back portion and configured to render said at least chest portion or back portion stretchable substantially transversely to the length of the chest portion or the back portion between an extended position and a rest position; and a fastening system connectable to the chest portion or the back portion, said fastening system being adjustably closing an opening along the length of the chest portion or the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DOG E LITES INC.
    Inventor: Robin Whyte
  • Patent number: 10694720
    Abstract: A therapeutic garment for an animal includes body portion, first and second leg straps extending caudally from a caudal end of the body portion, a chest plate portion extending cranially from a cranial end of the body portion, an opening defined at the cranial end of the body portion configured to accommodate a head of the animal, first and second ventral elastic straps connected to an exterior surface of the chest plate portion, first and second dorsal elastic straps connected to an exterior surface of the body portion, and at least one rear fastener proximate to the caudal end of the body portion. The first and second leg straps, the first and second ventral elastic straps, and the first and second dorsal elastic straps are each configured to be detachably connected to the at least one fastener proximate to the caudal end of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: K9 Align, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Gay Bedenbaugh, William J. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10653113
    Abstract: A restraint assembly for an animal having a front anchor member, a rear anchor member and a coupling assembly. The front anchor member is configured to be secured to an animal through an interaction with at least one of a neck, a first front leg, and second front leg thereof. The rear anchor member is configured to be secured to an animal through interaction with at least one of a tail, a first rear leg, and a second rear leg thereof. The coupling assembly coupling the front anchor member to the rear anchor member in releasable engagement, to limit articulation of a body of the animal, sufficient to substantially preclude a head of the animal to rotate and reach portions of behind the head with a mouth of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: K-9 MD INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gregory Alexander Spanovic, Julia Catharine Butler
  • Patent number: 10624315
    Abstract: A multi-layered animal garment is configured to aid shedding of fur from an animal. The garment includes a fur agitation layer comprising a plurality of fur agitation features to facilitate the shedding as the fur agitation layer moves relative to the fur and a mesh layer configured to retain fur pieces shed from the fur. Each layer includes at least one leg band configured to be attached to a leg of the animal. The fur agitation layer and the mesh layer are elastically connected to each other. The leg band of the fur agitation layer and the leg band of the mesh layer cause the fur agitation layer and the mesh layer to move in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Victoria N. Cunningham, Frazier Cunningham, III, Cindita D. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10588294
    Abstract: An impact-activated illuminating leg wrap is configured to provide light on a moving animal. The impact-activated illuminating leg wrap includes a first layer joined to a second layer wherein the second layer further comprises a hook fastener. An upper strap is fixed to the loop fastener and attached to an upper strap loop fastener. The upper strap is adapted to be wrapped around a leg of an animal forming a rear leg wrap concave contour. An upper reflective strap is attached to the hook fastener and perforated with a series of upper reflective strap perforations. A series of upper reflective strap light emitting diodes is inserted through the series of upper reflective strap perforations and connected to the upper reflective strap. A first microcontroller is attached to the second layer with a first elastic strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: David Michael Seroski, Susan K Seroski
  • Patent number: 10575640
    Abstract: A furniture leg protective sock is constructed of a stretchable/expandable non-friction material, which forms an outer surface and an inner surface. The furniture leg protective sock includes non-penetrating material to prevent the furniture leg from piercing through the non-friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Nancy K Rondina
  • Patent number: 10492468
    Abstract: A stretchable animal foot covering comprising an elongated body with a foot-receiving chamber on opposite ends of the elongated body that is formed from stretchable material that is at least partially closed at the ends to form the foot-receiving chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LX2 CREATIVE, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Baronoff, Lori Moss
  • Patent number: 10477967
    Abstract: A furniture leg protective sock is constructed of a stretchable/expandable non-friction material, which forms an outer surface and an inner surface. The furniture leg protective sock includes friction material which is located on the inner surface of the furniture leg protective sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Nancy K Rondina
  • Patent number: 10374397
    Abstract: A distribution board shield. The distribution board shield includes a drape formed of an elongated non-conductive material having a top end, a bottom end, a rear surface and a front surface. A connector is used to attach the drape within a distribution panel box so that the drape covers exposed bar buses, breaker busses and wires within the working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Warren Stanley King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10349629
    Abstract: An improved head and horn protector having a unitary left side head pad and left rear horn pad as well as a unitary right side head pad and right rear horn pad. A left bridging pad has a left bridging pad linear segment of protective material attached to the pad, with a first end connected to the left rear horn pad near an inner edge of the left rear horn pad and a second end preferably attached only to a rear end of the left bridging pad. A right bridging pad is constructed similarly. On each rear horn pad a looped keeper is preferably attached to and angled across each rear horn pad in order to facilitate maintaining a desired length of the bridging pad within such looped keeper. And the lower portion of each horn pad linear segment is used to protect side head pad linear segments and guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Brett L. Siddoway
  • Patent number: 10264764
    Abstract: An impact-activated illuminating leg wrap is configured to provide light on a moving animal. The impact-activated illuminating leg wrap includes a first layer joined to a second layer wherein the second layer further comprises a hook fastener. An upper strap is fixed to the loop fastener and attached to an upper strap loop fastener. The upper strap is adapted to be wrapped around a leg of an animal forming a rear leg wrap concave contour. An upper reflective strap is attached to the hook fastener and perforated with a series of upper reflective strap perforations. A series of upper reflective strap light emitting diodes is inserted through the series of upper reflective strap perforations and connected to the upper reflective strap. A first microcontroller is attached to the second layer with a first elastic strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Seroski, Susan K. Seroski
  • Patent number: 10080347
    Abstract: A disposable diaper to be fit around the waist of the pet, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; end sections in the diaper longitudinal direction; end sections in a diaper longitude-intersecting direction; a tail insertion opening; an absorbent core; an area not having the absorbent core arranged therein; an attachment section in the stomach-side waist area; an attachment area that receives the attachment section; and an expandable/contractible elastic member for a leakage-prevention sheet arranged, in an extended state, in the leakage-prevention sheet. The expandable/contractible elastic member is arranged in a prescribed area in the diaper longitudinal direction, between the absorbent core and the end section in the diaper longitude-intersecting direction. A standing-up section in which the end section in the diaper longitudinal direction stands up is formed as a result of the contraction of the expandable/contractible elastic member for the leakage-prevention sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10045513
    Abstract: A cranial protection system for a terrestrial animal, the protection system Cranial protectors, including cranial protection systems for terrestrial animals are described herein. In some examples, the system includes plates and panels that work in concert. In some further examples the system includes a face shield. In still some further examples, the system is configured to work with accessories such as audio visual transmitters and oxygen masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Derek Beck, Brian Behrens
  • Patent number: 10015950
    Abstract: The protective pet leg sleeves is a harness that is used on an injured limb of an animal. The protective pet leg sleeves is a sleeve through which the injured limb of the animal is placed. The protective pet leg sleeves protects the injury as well as the associated bandages or medical devices from the natural instinct of the animal to try to remove such devices. The protective pet leg sleeves fastens to the animal such that the animal cannot remove the protective pet leg sleeves. The protective pet leg sleeves comprises a plurality of leggings and a collar tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Richard White
  • Patent number: 10010052
    Abstract: A one piece elegant vest design with side closures for pets has a white breast band simulating a shirt, a bow tie and a double sided hook and loop fastening system for closing the vest about a pet. The fastening system includes large hook and loop fastening system strips on a lower portion of the vest that match with a series of short hook and loop fastening system strips on an upper portion of the vest facilitate putting the vest on and off of a pet very rapidly and securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Antonio Juan Ignacio Aguiluz Aceves
  • Patent number: 9936677
    Abstract: A protective apparel is provided that includes a body component configured to saddle a dog. The protective apparel may include at least one body securing mechanism to secure the body component to the dog. The protective apparel may also include at least one footwear element and at least one coupling mechanism, the coupling mechanism configured to couple the at least one footwear element to the body component. The at least one coupling mechanism may be removably attached to the body component and/or to the at least one footwear element, thereby allowing the protective apparel to be easily stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Slater
  • Patent number: 9888671
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets having a shortest straight line point being further on a stomach-side waist area side than a diaper center point, and comprising: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; a flap section provided in the stomach-side waist area and having an end section in the rear-side direction; a diaper longitudinal direction center line; the diaper center point; a tail insertion opening; an absorbent core; an attachment section arranged in the flap section; an attachment section intermediate point; an attachment area that receives the attachment section; and the shortest straight line point being a point on the diaper longitudinal direction center line at the shortest direct distance, via a rear-side end section of the flap section in a straight line from the attachment section center point to the diaper longitudinal direction center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 9872480
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, in which a fixed section in an attachment section overlaps with an expanding/contracting elastic member for the waist, said disposable diaper for pets having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; both end sections in the diaper longitudinal direction; both end sections in the diaper longitude-intersecting direction; a tail insertion opening; an absorbent core; an area not having the absorbent core arranged therein; a flap section provided in the stomach-side waist area and having an end section in the rear-side direction; an attachment section having the fixed section arranged in the flap section and a free section extending from the flap section; the expanding/contracting elastic member for the waist; and an attachment area that receives the attachment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 9872481
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the health of an animal using multiple sensors is described. The wearable device may include one or more sensors whose resultant signal levels may be analyzed in the wearable device or uploaded to a data management server for additional analysis. One or more embodiments include variations of the sensor system to determine whether the wearable device is being worn properly by the animal so that the resultant signal levels are of optimal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: i4C Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Goldfain
  • Patent number: 9795117
    Abstract: A pet-garment system including a pet-vest-assembly, one or more shoe-assemblies, and a bite-protection-collar. The pet-vest-assembly includes pet-vest and a plurality of vest-straps. The body assembly includes a vest-material, with the vest-material defined by a neck-opening, two front-leg-openings, and a rear-body-opening in functional combination. Preferably, the vest-material is puncture resistant to provide longevity and durability, and additionally water-resistant to provide additional comfort to the pet. The pet-garment system further includes a first-storage-pocket useful for storing one or more shoe-assemblies, a second-storage-pocket useful for storing pet-related accessories, a vaccination-opening useful for allowing the pet to receive vaccinations without a need to remove the pet-vest-assembly, and includes a handle useful for lifting and carrying the pet, in the preferred embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Margaret Grant
  • Patent number: 9750230
    Abstract: An absorbent article for pet to be worn and wrapped around a waist thereof, includes: a liquid permeable top sheet; a liquid impermeable back surface layer; an absorbent core; a first end portion and a second end portion opposing to each other; a first side portion and a second side portion opposing to each other, a first gather portion that is disposed on a top sheet side of the first side portion and configured to stand upright from the top sheet; a second gather portion that is disposed on the top sheet side of the second side portion and configured to stand upright from the top sheet; and a pair of releasably-joined portions in which the first gather portion is releasably-joined to itself in a state of being folded outward in the width direction of the absorbent article for pet, in the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Komatsubara, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9516862
    Abstract: An animal goggle is described that centers and rests upon the maxilla and forehead of the animal. The goggles include a frame, strap system, and a unified interchangeable lens that provides an active animal a full vie and range of motion. The straps are non-obtrusive, also allowing the animal unrestricted movement of the jaw while securely holding the frame against the maxilla and forehead of the animal. The frame includes filtration media and ventilation to reduce condensation and fogging on the lens. The lens allows a full field of view for an active animal while blocking foreign objects such as dust, debris, and ultra violet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Rex Specs LLC
    Inventor: Jesse R. Emilo
  • Patent number: 9474251
    Abstract: A garment to reduce an animal's anxiety, fearfulness, overexcitement, or a combination thereof. The garment may include a central portion and first, second, and third flaps. The first and second flaps extend from opposite sides of the central portion and the third flap extends from a central, inner surface area of the central portion. The inner surface is configured to be proximate to the animal's body. The flaps are configured to extend around the animal's mid-body such that the central portion and flaps form a shape conforming to the outside of the animal's mid-body. The third flap may be between the central portion, the second flap, or a combination thereof and the animal's body. The garment may apply pressure to the animal adequate to reduce anxiety, fearfulness, overexcitement, or a combination thereof in the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Thundershirt, LLC
    Inventor: Philip J. Blizzard
  • Patent number: 9439401
    Abstract: A pet garment having a coat and an integrated harness that is placed on the pet without the garment going over the pet's head. The integrated harness cording is in channels within the coat. The coat has a lengthwise opening with a fastener that extends from the hemline to the neckline of the coat, the opening over a pet's dorsal side. The coat has a protective outer layer, an inner lining layer and leg openings. The integrated harness cording merges together when the opening closes and the leash easily attaches to the harness cording ends gathered together adjacent to the closed opening. The coat covers the underbelly, leaving a concave scallop for the pet's genitals. The pet merely steps into the coat with the opening open without the coat going over the pet's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dog Body, LLC
    Inventors: Wendy Miller, Jordan Miller Drewes
  • Patent number: 9301501
    Abstract: An improved head and horn protector having a unitary left side head pad and left rear horn pad as well as a unitary right side head pad and right rear horn pad. A left bridging pad has a left bridging pad linear segment of protective material attached to the pad, with a first end connected to the left rear horn pad near an inner edge of the left rear horn pad and a second end preferably attached only to a rear end of the left bridging pad. A right bridging pad is constructed similarly. On each rear horn pad a looped keeper is preferably attached to and angled across each rear horn pad in order to facilitate maintaining a desired length of the bridging pad within such looped keeper. And the lower portion of each horn pad linear segment is used to protect side head pad linear segments and guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Brett L. Siddoway
  • Patent number: 9258981
    Abstract: Structural arrangement for post-surgery garment for domestic animals and the like, more specifically a garment (1) for domestic animals (N) such as dogs and cats, inter alia, in particular used by animals on which abdominal interventions were performed, during their recovery, such as castration, caesarean section, tumor removal, etc. The garment (1) is formed by four parts, (Q1) and (Q1?), and (Q2) and (Q2?), joined at the edges thereof by longitudinal seams, (A) and (A1?), (C) and (D), (C) and (D?), both identical parts (Q1) and (Q1?) having on the sides (A) and (A?) two transverse seams (CO1), (CO2), (CO1?), (CO2?) which form a base (AB) and (AB?) that can be optionally opened. The ends are joined by sewing together parts (E) and (F), (G) and (H), (E?) and (F?), and (G?) and (H?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Luciana Gomes Bragion
  • Publication number: 20150114312
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment for pets. The present invention includes a poncho-style coat for pets. The coat includes a chest section extending perpendicularly from a back section having a first end opposite a second end, and a rear end. In one embodiment, the rear end further includes a flap having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end and the second end of the flap are adapted to cover an upper portion of a pet's hind legs. The first end and the second end of the back section are adapted to fold downward to cover the back, sides, and abdomen of the pet. The chest section is adapted to fold downward to cover the chest and abdomen of the pet. The chest section and the first end and the second end of the back section overlap, and are removably secured together by means of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanie Cacopardo
  • Patent number: 9004016
    Abstract: A vest can be worn by a visually impaired pet, such as a dog, to help the pet navigate without hurting themselves by bumping into walls or objects. The vest includes plastic tubing with wire woven therein. The tubing is shaped like a halo that surrounds the front and sides of the pet's head. Should the visually impaired pet run into an object or wall, the halo will hit before their head hits and the pet will turn away before injuring themselves. The vest can be worn about their torso with their front legs fitting in leg holes of the vest. The vest can be adjustable to fit a range of pet sizes. The halo can also be adjustable to provide safe navigation of the pet. Typically, the vest is designed for dogs, but other visually impaired pets or animals may benefit by using the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Dorie Stratton, Ellen Burgess
  • Publication number: 20150096503
    Abstract: A method of treating a hoof of an ungulate animal. The method comprises coating one or both of (i) at least a portion of a bottom surface of the hoof or (ii) at least a portion of a block surface with a curable polymer and allowing the polymer to cure for a period of time. The polymer is cured within 60 seconds or less of the coating and the cured polymer has a Shore D hardness of about 10 to about 50. The curable polymer is provided as a two component system. The first component is a reaction product of (a) comprises 4-4?-diphenylmethane-diisocyanate, castor oil, isocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane, and glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane, and wherein (b) comprises dicyclohexylmethane-4,4-diisocyanate, polyether polyol, 4,4?-diphenylmethane-diisocyanate (MDI), and triethoxy(3-isocyanatopropyle)silane. The second component comprises polyoxypropylene oxide ether polyol, diol (2000 MW), polyxoypropylene oxide ether polyol, triol (450 MW), tetrahydroxypropylethylendiamine, metaxylenediamine, and organobismuth catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Vettec, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dugan, Frank Rovelli, Paul Wittrock
  • Publication number: 20150083054
    Abstract: A garment to reduce an animal's anxiety, fearfulness, overexcitement, or a combination thereof. The garment may include a central portion, flaps extending from opposite sides of the central portion, and, in some cases, a cinching member that extends from a central area of the central portion. The flaps may be fastened together around the chest and stomach of the animal, and the cinching member may be fastened to the central portion or one or more flaps to tighten the garment further, applying pressure to reduce anxiety, fearfulness, or over-excitement. Straps may be provided to secure the garment to the animal's neck. One material that may be used in making the garment is a fabric made of 55% cotton, 35% polyester, and 10% spandex. The animal may generally be any animal with four legs, for example, a dog or cat, or two arms and two legs, for example, a monkey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Philip J. Blizzard
  • Patent number: 8985062
    Abstract: A post-surgical animal garment which fits over, above, and about the animal's body, and optionally, fastens along the back of the animal. The garment has a head opening and leg portions with openings for the legs of the animal. The rear portion of the garment fits around the animal's tail. The garment has a forwardly folding flap which can be attached to the belly side of the garment for the animal to readily perform its bodily functions without the flap getting in the way. Once the animal is finished, the flap is readily put back in place to protect the surgical site. The garment can include a collar which fits about the neck of the animal as well as sleeves which extend partially along the legs of the animal. Optionally, the termini of the leg portions are foot coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanie Syberg
  • Publication number: 20150068469
    Abstract: A self contained support kit includes a utility envelope configured to be removably secured to an animal garment, such as a sweater or shirt, for the deployment of a diaper coupler to grip and hold a diaper in its intended animal protective position; the animal garment and the diaper being separate articles of clothing worn by an animal; one for substantially covering the fore section of the animal and one for substantially covering the hind section of the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: The Potts-Mangini Trust of October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Jerry Richard Potts, Maria Paola Mangini Potts
  • Patent number: 8973565
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inflicting brain injury on a laboratory animal that employs a platform for supporting the laboratory animal. The platform defines an opening for positioning the head of the laboratory animal over the opening. A projectile is launched from a projectile launching device orientated below the opening of the platform. The projectile launching device has a means for propelling the projectile directly at and/or through the opening of said platform, thereby inflicting brain injury on the animal via either a pressure wave or concussive impact of the projectile. Without helmet, direct impact of the projectile results in severe traumatic brain injury. Use of helmet protects animals from skull fracture, subdural hematoma, intracerebral hemorrhage and contusion yet produces mild concussion-like pathology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Zhiyong Chen, Zhilin Liao, Frank C. Tortella, Xi-Chun May Lu, Jitendra R. Dave, Jay E. Bartlett, Mark F. Arnold, Mark P. Easterday, Mark W. Brown, Larry R. Holmes, Zachary J. Larimore, Kara E. Schmid, Deborah A. Shear, Lai Yee Leung, Andrea Mountney
  • Publication number: 20150053148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pet sock and a manufacturing method thereof, relating to the technical field of pet supplies. The present invention has solved the technical problems in the prior arts and provides a much more reasonable design. The pet sock provided by the present invention each comprises a sock body, a sock bottom for accommodating a foot of a pet which is communicated with the sock body, and a sock opening for a foot of a pet to get in or out being provided on the sock body, the pet sock being characterized in that an elastic waterproof layer made of elastic waterproof material is compounded on an outer side of the sole of the sock bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jianfeng Huang
  • Publication number: 20150047577
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a dog garment comprising a torso portion, a neck portion, a front leg portion, a hind leg portion and a foot portion at each of the terminal ends of the front leg and hind leg portions, wherein said dog garment is made of a waterproof, thermally insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Lisa Schnieder
  • Publication number: 20150034021
    Abstract: A veterinary harness is provided that provides a body covering over a wound site, incision, or injury that prevents the animal from licking or otherwise inspecting the area. The harness comprises a body portion having a covering and a padded offset member that is positioned over a wounded area, wherein the offset member maintains a gap between the covering and the wound. The covering includes a breathable construction, which combined with the offset allows ready airflow through the device and to the wound site. The body portion includes elongated straps that secure around the animal torso, while a forward strap assembly secures around the shoulders of the animal to maintain the body portion position. The device is ideally suited for covering open wounds and surgical dressings on animals without utilizing an Elizabethan collar to prevent access thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Vogt
  • Publication number: 20150020755
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an animal garment for relieving anxiety of a quadruped. The garment can include a neck portion forming a first terminal end of the garment, a hind portion forming a second terminal end of the garment, and a continuously formed torso portion having a surface extending between the neck portion and the hind portion. The surface of the torso portion includes a third terminal end and a fourth terminal end of the garment such that the neck portion, hind portion, third terminal end, and fourth terminal end define a perimeter of the garment. Exemplary embodiments of the garment can be formed to have a step-in construction with a pair of openings formed in the surface of the torso portion and disposed proximate to the neck portion. The pair openings can being configured to receive the front legs of the quadruped when the garment is in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Laryssa Chortyk-White, Sandra Jauron-Siclari, Danielle Weidman
  • Patent number: 8910392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dewatering machine for umbrella, comprising a frame, a motor disposed inside the frame, a water receiving box disposed inside the frame, an elongated water throwing box disposed inside the water receiving box to accommodate the umbrella and a transmission assembly for connecting the motor and the water throwing box. The water receiving box is fixedly attached to the motor. A plurality of water-draining holes is disposed at the side of the water throwing box. The transmission assembly includes a transmission shaft fixedly attached to the bottom center of the water throwing box. The transmission shaft is perpendicular to the water throwing box. The water throwing box is disposed inside the dewatering device and connected with the motor via the transmission assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Zhifeng Liao
  • Patent number: 8899189
    Abstract: A garment to reduce an animal's anxiety, fearfulness, overexcitement, or a combination thereof. The garment may include a central portion, flaps extending from opposite sides of the central portion, and, in some cases, a cinching member that extends from a central area of the central portion. The flaps may be fastened together around the chest and stomach of the animal, and the cinching member may be fastened to the central portion or one or more flaps to tighten the garment further, applying pressure to reduce anxiety, fearfulness, or over-excitement. Straps may be provided to secure the garment to the animal's neck. One material that may be used in making the garment is a fabric made of 55% cotton, 35% polyester, and 10% spandex. The animal may generally be any animal with four legs, for example, a dog or cat, or two arms and two legs, for example, a monkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Thundershirt, LLC
    Inventor: Philip J. Blizzard
  • Patent number: 8894594
    Abstract: A joint-supporting device comprises tensile members extending from above the joint to below it, supplementing the tensile characteristics of the joint's tendons, ligaments, and other structure. The tension members extend between a proximal cuff above the joint to a distal cuff below it, and pass over a pad at the apex of the joint, redirecting the tension members. In order that the cuffs are supported in position so that the tension members can effectively support the joint, they are spaced away from the joint by compression members bearing on proximal and distal bolsters, in turn located positively by the boney structure of the joint. In order that the structure of the invention not interfere overly with the normal function of the joint, the device employs dilatant materials having the property of varying their hardness upon motion. The dilatant material is disposed so as to limit the relative angular velocity of the members of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: HOSSO, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Pflaster, Joseph J. Crisco, Carl A. Kirker-Head, Russell D. Fiore, Wendy Drumm
  • Publication number: 20140343458
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inflicting brain injury on a laboratory animal that employs a platform for supporting the laboratory animal. The platform defines an opening for positioning the head of the laboratory animal over the opening. A projectile is launched from a projectile launching device orientated below the opening of the platform. The projectile launching device has a means for propelling the projectile directly at and/or through the opening of said platform, thereby inflicting brain injury on the animal via either a pressure wave or concussive impact of the projectile. Without helmet, direct impact of the projectile results in severe traumatic brain injury. Use of helmet protects animals from skull fracture, subdural hematoma, intracerebral hemorrhage and contusion yet produces mild concussion-like pathology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Government of the United States as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Zhiyong Chen, Zhilin Liao, Frank C. Tortella, Xi-Chun May Lu, Jitendra R. Dave, Jay E. Bartlett, Mark F. Arnold, Mark P. Easterday, Mark W. Brown, Larry R. Holmes, Zachary J. Larimore, Kara E. Schmid, Deborah A. Shear, Lai Yee Leung, Andrea Mountney
  • Publication number: 20140318478
    Abstract: An animal protective garment includes a body, legs and integral boots. The legs may include openings covered by flaps. The openings provide access to the interior of the garment so that a person may properly position an animal's foot or paw within integral boots. The garment may include a lining for comfort and patches of durable material. The integral boots may also include durable soles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Enrique Cruz
  • Patent number: 8863699
    Abstract: A disposable pet garment adapted to trap loose hair and dander from the animal, whereafter the garment is readily disposable and replaceable. The garment comprises a body section providing coverage over a the pet's torso section, a plurality of sleeve projections that extend from the body section and along a majority of each leg, along with a removable line of attachment along the body section adapted to provide securement along the animal's back. The garment itself comprises a lightweight, disposable material that is provided in a form-fitting or loosely-fitted style that is easily deployed onto the pet and easily removed, wherein pet hair and dander is trapped within the garment and discarded after removal. A preferred embodiment utilizes a lightweight polypropylene material for construction, wherein a single formed sheet forms the body section and is sewn to the leg projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Dianne Bishop
  • Patent number: 8857377
    Abstract: A self-contained, multi-function animal jacket, which massages the animal with movable elements and which vacuums up and collects the hair loosened by the massage movable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Margo Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20140290588
    Abstract: A device for protecting the skin of an animal from damage, abrasion and/or moisture is provided. A first version includes an elastic element attached to a pair of protective sheets. The elastic element in combination with the protective sheets encircles an animal limb proximate to a hock, wherein the protective sheets are positioned over the hock. One or more protective sheets may be partially curved to form a cup shape for at least partially enclosing the hock. A moisture absorbent material may be attached to and disposed between the skin of the animal limb and both the elastic sheet and the protective sheets. The absorbent material may be a wicking material, such as a moisture wicking fleece. The protective sheet may optionally be asymmetric as positioned about a sagittal plane central to the hock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: SHARI CLICK
  • Patent number: 8833311
    Abstract: A head covering that protects a dog or other animal against the intrusion of harmful things or elements such as insects, foreign matter, and weed seeds, which can enter the animal's ears, eyes, or nose and cause discomfort or damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Diane Kostelec
  • Patent number: 8807090
    Abstract: A self contained support kit includes a utility envelope which is adapted to be removably secured to an animal protective garment, such as a sweater or shirt, for the deployment of a support coupler to grip and hold a diaper in its intended protective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Potts-Mangini Trust of October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Maria Paola Mangini Potts, Jerry Richard Potts
  • Publication number: 20140224189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective garment for dogs and cats or other quadrupeds. Specifically, the garment is designed to protect wounds, incisions, surgical sites, and related lesions on the animal's body including thoracic and pelvic limbs, truncal area, and head and neck. Additionally the garment is designed to allow attachment of drain suction and similar medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Laura Mary Hamilton, Marlene H. Palmer, Alan Cross, David G. Douglas