Carried Totally By Animal Patents (Class 119/868)
  • Patent number: 10918088
    Abstract: A diaper for mounting on a dog includes: a waistband, optionally with hook and loop connector portions; connector straps, including first and second top straps and first and second bottom straps; a collection bag, including a drawstring and a perforation; such that the waistband is positioned around the waist of the dog, such that the aperture of the collection bag is positioned around a rectal exit of the dog, whereby fecal matter is deposited in the interior of the collection bag when the dog defecates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ama Konadu Tutu
  • Patent number: 10849313
    Abstract: An absorbent article for animals includes: a support body part which is detachably worn around the waist including the back and belly of the animal; and an absorbent main body part which is disposed along the back, crotch and belly of the animal and is detachably engaged with and fixed to the support body part. When viewed in a planar view in an unfolded state, the absorbent main body part is provided with: an engagement part which is disposed on at least one of end parts which are located at both longitudinal ends; an absorbent body; a tail opening part; and elastic members which impart a longitudinal contractive force to the absorbent main body part. The elastic members are disposed on both widthwise outer sides of the absorbent body and have a longer longitudinal length than the longitudinal length of the absorbent body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10757918
    Abstract: A pet waste container that attaches to the animal and does not require direct contact with waste for removal and disposal. The container includes a disposable waste bag, a tail drawstring, a hind leg cord, and an elastic support cord. The disposable waste bag collects waste material from the animal. The tail drawstring is looped and slidably attached about a main opening of the disposable waste bag and attaches around the animal's tail and lower back portion. The hind leg cord is positioned parallel and offset to the tail drawstring and is attached to the disposable waste bag. The hind leg cord secures about either hind leg of the animal. The elastic support cord ensures the disposable waste bag remains adequately positioned next to the animal's rear end throughout various movements. The elastic support cord is attached to the disposable waste bag and is connected to the hind leg cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: David William Stoccardo
  • Patent number: 10645906
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction and includes: a belly facing region, a back facing region, an intermediate region positioned between the belly facing region and the back facing region in the longitudinal direction, and an absorbent member including an absorbent core. The absorbent member is only disposed in a portion closer to the belly facing region than a cut line in which the tail of a pet is inserted, and includes: both absorbent side edges opposite to each other in the lateral direction, a first absorbent portion facing a urine opening of the pet, and a second absorbent portion facing a portion outside the urine opening, and the absorbent core includes an first narrow portion (interruption portion) configured to interrupt linkage between the first absorbent portion and the second absorbent portion in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10398131
    Abstract: A dog harness to deter jumping comprising a neck collar, a brisket cinch, and at least one fabric panel overlying the forechest of the dog and interconnecting the neck collar and the brisket cinch at a harness anchor point below the dog's chest and a pair of hind leg loops with free ends that respectively encircle each hind leg of a dog above the stifle, a connection to merge the free ends to form a single abdominal connecting link that underlies the belly and abdomen of a dog, and a selective connection between the abdominal connecting link and the harness anchor point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph S Sporn
  • Patent number: 9713316
    Abstract: A canine excrement collection assembly for attachment to a dog includes a harness that comprises a first strap. The first strap has a first end and a second end. The first end is configured to couple to a collar that is positioned around a neck of a dog. A second end of the first strap is positioned on a back of the dog proximate to rear hips of the dog. A panel is reversibly couplable to the second end of the first strap. The panel is flexible. The panel is couplable to the harness such that the panel is positioned on the dog such that the panel is configured to collect feces expelled by the dog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Walter Muse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9332732
    Abstract: A hands-free method for handling animal waste entails securing a support structure to an animal, preferably a dog. The support structure includes a first latching mechanism which is used to secure a disposable waste receptacle. The disposable waste receptacle is handled via a manipulating tool and corresponding second latching mechanism, with the manipulating tool being operated by means of a user interface. The manipulating tool is used to couple the disposable waste receptacle to the first latching mechanism. After the disposable waste receptacle accumulates excrement, the manipulating tool is used to decouple the disposable waste receptacle from the support structure and discard the disposable waste receptacle in a separate trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: David William Stoccardo
  • Patent number: 9113613
    Abstract: An excrement depository assembly includes a tubular garment that may be positioned on a rear of an animal. A collection bag is removably coupled to the tubular garment so the collection bag may receive animal excrement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Andrai C. Dixon
  • Patent number: 9095124
    Abstract: A canine bolus bag including sheet material; a back sheet having a rear body and first and second projections extending upwardly from the body; the first and second projections connected to the body in spaced relation to define an aperture between the projections; a front sheet having a forward body portion, secured to the rear body at an edge thereof to form an upwardly opening pouch; the front sheet further includes a third projection extending from an upper edge of the pouch, the third projection being arranged to hang downwardly from the outside of the pouch in use; wherein the first and second projections are configured to be located on opposite sides of a dog's tail and tied together to secure the pouch; wherein the third projection may be tied to the first or second projections to close the pouch after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Lynda Faye Stewart
  • Patent number: 8992495
    Abstract: Wrap-around canine utility harness with integral diaper comprises a body wrap utility harness apparatus with a detachable integral diaper. The harness apparatus may secure the integral diaper covering the anus and urethra while still maintaining utility and protection as a dog control harness. The harness apparatus is comprised of a fabric wrap in two perpendicularly connected sections. A longitudinal wrap forms a continuous cover from a withers area caudally along the dorsal, wrapping around the posterior of the dog, cranially over the ventral ending near the upper chest. A perpendicularly attached trunk wrap section completely encircles trunk of the dog overlapping and attaching at the dorsal. The integral diaper extends from above the tail encircling the base of the tail, around the rump to a caudal-cranial midpoint on the ventral able to contain excrement and protect anus and urethra area for both male and female dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Bymoms4pets, LLC
    Inventor: Dawn Marie Howell
  • Publication number: 20150053149
    Abstract: A canine bolus bag including sheet material; a back sheet having a rear body and first and second projections extending upwardly from the body; the first and second projections connected to the body in spaced relation to define an aperture between the projections; a front sheet having a forward body portion, secured to the rear body at an edge thereof to form an upwardly opening pouch; the front sheet further includes a third projection extending from an upper edge of the pouch, the third projection being arranged to hang downwardly from the outside of the pouch in use; wherein the first and second projections are configured to be located on opposite sides of a dog's tail and tied together to secure the pouch; wherein the third projection may be tied to the first or second projections to close the pouch after use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: LYNDA FAYE STEWART
  • Publication number: 20150034023
    Abstract: A dog excrement collector includes a wearable toilet adapted for being worn by a dog, and a pouch including a bag body detachably held by said wearable toile. The wearable toilet has a pad through window arranged for being aligned with an anus of the dog when the dog wears the wearable toilet. The bag body has an inlet aligned with the pad through window for receiving and collecting dog's droppings in the bag body by gravity. Therefore, after the dog's droppings are collected, the bag body is detached from the wearable toilet and is sealed at the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: TIEN SZU TSENG
  • Patent number: 8944012
    Abstract: The present invention includes apparatuses, systems and methods for collecting canine feces. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there may be provided a device which may attach to a tail of a dog and may collect, possibly in a disposable receptacle, feces exiting the dog's anus, as the dog defecates normally. The device may be designed such that when the device is attached the tail of a dog, the opening of the receptacle collocates directly behind the anus of the dog, and may further be encouraged by tension towards the anus of the dog, thereby ensuring that any feces exiting the anus of the dog enters the receptacle directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Piqapoo Ltd.
    Inventors: Re'em Hazan, Moshe Hazan
  • Patent number: 8893664
    Abstract: An animal excrement collection device comprising a collection bag with a front panel defining a first opening, a sheath formed in the front panel and located proximate to the perimeter of the first opening, first and second lock pins removeably attached to the excrement collection bag, a filament located within the sheath and comprising a first end connected to the first lock pin and a second end connected to the second lock pin, a first string with a first end removeably connected to the first lock pin and a second end in communication with the front panel, a second string with a first end removeably connected to the second lock pin and a second end in communication with the front panel, wherein a user closes the opening and disengages the from the animal by pulling on the first and second lock pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Roberto Horacio Blanco, Alejandro Jose Klarenberg, Carlos Conrado Bosio Blanco
  • Publication number: 20140238315
    Abstract: A pet feces collection device includes a plate having a through hole. Two ends of a strip are connected to the two top wings of the plate. An adjustment unit is movably connected to the strip. A left-leg belt and a right-leg belt are connected to the lower portion of the plate. An extension portion extends from the periphery of the through hole. Multiple clip portions are formed around the through hole. A bag is accommodated within the through hole and the extension portion. The periphery of the opening of the bag is secured by the clip portions. The strip is mounted to the pet, the left-leg belt and the right-leg belt extend between the two rear legs of the pet and are connected to the strip. The plate is positioned at the bottom of the pet and the anus of the pet is located at the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: SHU-KUANG LEE
  • Patent number: 8757101
    Abstract: A pet diaper adapted to be fastened around a pet's rear and under the tail, and to the pet's waist such that the pet diaper is securely positioned to receive and contain fecal droppings. The pet diaper comprises a frame structure which supports a container that is lined with a replaceable plastic bag. The pet diaper is affixed to the pet using adjustable straps which wrap around the pet's midsection and attach to the collar. The frame structure holds the bag away from the pet to prevent expelled fecal matter from getting on the pet's fur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Phipps
  • Patent number: 8746183
    Abstract: A diaper assembly for use on a bird includes an upper-body portion that has at least one first part of at least one couple assembly attached thereto. The diaper assembly also includes at least one shoulder strap with a first end coupled to the upper-body portion and a second end opposite the first end and a waste receiver that has a waste-catching pouch at least partially defined by a front-facing portion coupled to the second end of the at least one shoulder strap and a rear-facing portion having at least one second part of the at least one couple assembly. Each second part of the at least one couple assembly is operable to releasably secure at least the rear-facing portion of the waste receiver to the upper-body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Crazy K Farm Pet and Poultry Products, LLC
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke
  • Patent number: 8656866
    Abstract: A disposable sanitary garment for pets, such as dogs, cats, and particularly those who lack control of their waste discharges by reason of advanced age, degenerative disease, and the like, is disclosed. The disposable sanitary garment comprises a disposable absorbent garment for engaging a portion of the back of a pet and extending over the tail area to a portion of the pet's underside for absorbing and containing the waste discharges from the pet. The garment further comprises hook and loop fastening means for securing the disposable absorbent garment on the pet at or about the abdomen area. The disposable absorbent garment comprises a tail aperture, a fluid-permeable top layer, a fluid-impermeable bottom layer, and an absorbent core interposed between the top layer and the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Omayma Elsayed Moharram
  • Publication number: 20130327283
    Abstract: The present invention includes apparatuses, systems and methods for collecting canine feces. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there may be provided a device which may attach to a tail of a dog and may collect, possibly in a disposable receptacle, feces exiting the dog's anus, as the dog defecates normally. The device may be designed such that when the device is attached the tail of a dog, the opening of the receptacle collocates directly behind the anus of the dog, and may further be encouraged by tension towards the anus of the dog, thereby ensuring that any feces exiting the anus of the dog enters the receptacle directly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Re'em Hazan
  • Patent number: 8439000
    Abstract: A pet diaper holder uses disposable human diapers. The diaper holder includes upper and lower flexible holder portions joined at one side. The upper holder portion overlays the rump of the animal, including the base of the animal's tail. The lower holder portion holds the diaper against the belly and groin area of the animal, and extends between the animal's rear legs to overlay the base of the animal's tail from below. The upper and lower holder portions define a rearward opening through which the tail of the animal protrudes and openings surrounding the rear legs of the animal. Snap-fitting male and female connectors join the holder portions at an openable side and at the opening surrounding the base of the tail, and fasten the waistbands associated with the diaper to the lower holder portion thereby avoiding shifting and balling of the diaper with movement of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Elena Mehtupciu-Ionescu
  • Publication number: 20130074785
    Abstract: A simple, small, light weight and economical device for catching and holding a dog's waste before it falls on the ground. The device would be held on the dog's tail by a fastener with a simple clip mechanism. Two flexible retractable arms, in the shape of a trapezoid with no base, are attached to the fastener enabling a simple adjustable folded diaper to be caught and placed in the right position to catch and hold the dog's waste before it falls on the ground or grass. When not in use the device might be folded and become compact and easy to carry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Moshe Hazan
  • Patent number: 8342138
    Abstract: A simple, small, light weight and economical device for catching and holding a dog's waste before it falls on the ground. The device would be held on the dog's tail by a fastener with a simple clip mechanism. Two flexible retractable arms, in the shape of a trapezoid with no base, are attached to the fastener enabling a simple adjustable folded diaper to be caught and placed in the right position to catch and hold the dog's waste before it falls on the ground or grass. When not in use the device might be folded and become compact and easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: RE ' EM Hazan
    Inventor: Moshe Hazan
  • Patent number: 8302565
    Abstract: A garment for animals includes a first panel of flexible material attachable to a second panel of flexible material, the first and second panels being connectable to each other by adjustable chest, body and tail fittings, such that the garment can be configured in situ to fit various sizes and shapes of animals, such as dogs. The garment is adapted to receive a disposable pad on an underside of the garment on the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa Z. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120247402
    Abstract: An animal excrement collection device comprising a collection bag with a front panel defining a first opening, a sheath formed in the front panel and located proximate to the perimeter of the first opening, first and second lock pins removeably attached to the excrement collection bag, a filament located within the sheath and comprising a first end connected to the first lock pin and a second end connected to the second lock pin, a first string with a first end removeably connected to the first lock pin and a second end in communication with the front panel, a second string with a first end removeably connected to the second lock pin and a second end in communication with the front panel, wherein a user closes the opening and disengages the from the animal by pulling on the first and second lock pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Roberto Horacio Blanco, Alejandro Jose Klarenberg, Carlos Conrado Bosio Blanco
  • Patent number: 8205580
    Abstract: A pet waste capture device includes a harness and a collection container where the harness fits around the pet to secure the collection container in position. The harness may include straps and elastic bands to comfortably and securely fit to the pet. The collection container may be removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Morman
  • Patent number: 8186311
    Abstract: A leash assembly designed to attach at least one waste holding device, such as a plastic bag, in such a manner that the plastic bag is able to swivel about and not get tangled as the dog moves from side to side. This eliminates the need of the person walking the dog to constantly move the leash from one hand to the other hand in order to prevent the waste bag from getting tangled. In other words, as the dog move in different directions the waste bag holding device is able to adjust its' position by swiveling about the device attached to the leash allowing the walker to have their hands free. The swivel can also be adapted to hold other items such as keys, extra bags for dog cleanup and hand wipes. All of these items would also be able to swivel about the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Longo
  • Publication number: 20120067298
    Abstract: A diaper is provided for a domesticated animal and includes a first portion and a second portion, each sized based on a circumference of a waist of the animal. The diaper includes a third portion to link the first portion and the second portion, and is sized based on a second distance from a location on a back of the animal within the circumference to a location on an underside of the animal within the circumference of the waist. The diaper further includes a hole formed within the third portion to pass the tail of the animal. A first edge of the tail opening is positioned based on a first distance from the back location to the first edge of the tail, and a second edge of the tail opening is positioned based on a mid-point of the second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Marsha Rich
  • Publication number: 20120037094
    Abstract: A diaper assembly for use on a bird includes an upper-body portion that has at least one first part of at least one couple assembly attached thereto. The diaper assembly also includes at least one shoulder strap with a first end coupled to the upper-body portion and a second end opposite the first end and a waste receiver that has a waste-catching pouch at least partially defined by a front-facing portion coupled to the second end of the at least one shoulder strap and a rear-facing portion having at least one second part of the at least one couple assembly. Each second part of the at least one couple assembly is operable to releasably secure at least the rear-facing portion of the waste receiver to the upper-body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke
  • Publication number: 20110303162
    Abstract: A pet waste capture device includes a harness and a collection container where the harness fits around the pet to secure the collection container in position. The harness may include straps and elastic bands to comfortably and securely fit to the pet. The collection container may be removable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Morman
  • Publication number: 20110277705
    Abstract: The equine faeces collection system includes a tubular excrement collection device (2) with a faeces outlet (70) connected to the collection deposit intake (7) and an intake mouth (13) adapted to face the animal's anal area directing the excrement towards the deposit. The collection device (2) has a first collection area (8) with an outlet mouth connected (70) to the collection deposit intake (7), and a second collection area (11) with an intake mouth (13) which is coupled to the first area (8) to move from a rest position to a collection position in which the intake mouth (13) is facing the animal's anal area, where the intake mouth is located over the outlet mouth so that the excrement falls towards the faeces deposit by gravity. In addition, a turbine (9) moved by an electrical motor (10) could be mounted inside the first collection area (8) to help drag the faeces towards the deposit (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Jose Hernandez-Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20110239957
    Abstract: A pet waste carrier that is temporarily carried by the pet until an adequate disposal station can be reached. The pet waste carrier includes a first pocket, a second pocket, a front strap having one end connected to the first pocket and the other end connected to the second pocket, a neck strap having one end connected to the front strap and another end connected to the other end of the front strap, a first side strap having one end connected to the first pocket and the other end connected to the second pocket; and a second side strap having one end connected to the first pocket and the other end connected to the second pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Rhonda Lee Washington
  • Patent number: 8015949
    Abstract: Excrement catching device for a quadruped is disclosed, comprising a harness and a receptacle-holder connected to the harness, wherein the connection between the harness and the receptacle holder is configured to respond to the gravitational force acting on the receptacle-holder by allowing movement of the receptacle-holder between a loosen neutral position when the quadruped stands or walks and an excrement-catching position when the quadruped pose being its customary position to defecate. Excrement catching method is disclosed accordingly, comprising configuring a device to be responsive to gravitational force by taking an operative position for catching excrement automatically when the quadruped takes a particular pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Dolub
  • Publication number: 20110209675
    Abstract: A male dog diaper of the present invention is specifically adapted for the male dog or 4 legged animal anatomy. The diaper includes a moisture barrier, a liner bonded to the moisture barrier, and an absorbent assembly sandwiched therebetween. The moisture barrier is gathered along each of its longitude sides edges between terminal points. The moisture barrier is gathered along its elasticized sides. A male dog diaper is disposable. In addition, the diaper is for removable emplacement and securement circumferentially about a dog's rear torso and his inguinal region. A lower body sheet and upper body “Male Dog Diaper”, together with Velcro™ like stretch tabs, allow such wrap-around emplacement and securement without slipping, gathering or “bunching up”, and, together with removable engagement via the Velcro™ like stretch tabs, maximum comfort is afforded the dog. Highly absorbent material fixedly carried by the body sheet absorbs and retains body fluids, such as urine, discharged by the dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Esperon
  • Publication number: 20110155078
    Abstract: A simple, small, light weight and economical device for catching and holding dog's waste before they fall on the ground. The device would be held on the dog's tail by a fastener with a simple clip mechanism. Two flexible retractable arms, in a shape of a trapeze with no base, are attached to the fastener enabling a simple adjustable folded diaper to be caught and be placed in the right position to catch and hold the dog's waste before they fall on the ground or grass. When not in use the device might be fold and become compact and easy to carry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Moshe Hazan
  • Publication number: 20110126779
    Abstract: A removable water resistant cloth bag that can be used with or without a disposable bag directly on the animal's body by a harness that can be worn to catch urine, feces or both forms of waste. There may be a back strap that may connect to a dog's collar, two side straps that connect around the dog's chest, and straps connects to the side straps over the dogs shoulders behind the head, two nylon straps or bra straps that wraps and adjust to fit around the dog's hind legs, all the straps may utilize hook, loop fasteners, side release snaps, the bottom section may be where the bag can be attached; the top section the dog's tail may be inserted, the bag may then be positioned to catch urine, lined with an absorbent lining, or to collect feces, a longer bag may catch all waste at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Linda Fay Walls
  • Patent number: 7861677
    Abstract: Among other things, apparatus and methods are disclosed for collecting animal waste. A garment or harness is provided for placement on a dog or other animal that collects eliminated waste before the waste contacts the ground, and without having to pick up the waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Meghan E. Habig
  • Publication number: 20100229803
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an animal diaper comprises a main body having an upper end, a lower end, an upper portion positioned towards the upper end, a lower portion positioned towards the lower end, an absorbent portion, a tail opening, and an axis extending between the upper and lower ends. The animal diaper also includes first members extending from the lower portion for coupling to the upper portion and second members extending from the lower portion between the first members and the lower end, distal ends of the second members having cooperating fasteners for coupling together. In addition, a spacing between the first and the second members along a wearing animal's back is less than a width of one of the second members measured in a direction parallel to the axis when the wearing animal is standing, and the spacing increases as the wearing animal moves towards a sitting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Edward Meissner, Kristine Quince Walters
  • Patent number: 7753008
    Abstract: A harness suitable for comfortably securing a diaper to a four-legged pet, such as a dog or cat. The harness includes first and second strap members, each having first and second ends. The first and second strap members form a first intersection located in proximity to the first ends of the first and second strap members, and a second intersection located in closer proximity to the second ends of the first and second strap members than the first intersection. The first strap member defines a loop between the first and second intersections that is sized and configured to cross the chest of an animal. The first and second ends of the first strap member are equipped with features for securing a diaper to the first strap member. The second strap member is equipped with features for forming an adjustable loop with the second strap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Dorice Marie Krenkel
  • Patent number: 7607407
    Abstract: An animal chastity device. One illustrative embodiment of the animal chastity device includes a fastening device and a barrier harness detachably fastened to the fastening device. The barrier harness includes a rear fastening strap detachably fastened to the fastening device, a barrier panel carried by the rear fastening strap and a center fastening strap extending from the barrier panel and detachably fastened to the fastening device. A bite-repelling mechanism may be provided in at least one of the fastening device and the barrier harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Dexter L. Blanch
  • Patent number: 7574980
    Abstract: A device for collecting waste of a dog wearing a harness has a polymeric bag having an open end and formed thereabout with a channel and a drawstring extending through the channel and having ends projecting from the bag so that tension on the drawstring closes the open end. An annular and heart-shaped stiffening band extending around the open end is formed inward of the channel with a pair of upper and a pair of lower inwardly directed formations. Respective elastic cords each have a rear end attached to the band and a front end attachable at least indirectly with the harness to hold the bag under a tail of the animal. Each of the cords is releasably attached to the respective inwardly directed formation such that when the open end is closed by tension on the drawstring the cords are released from the formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventors: Carlos Conrado Bosio Blanco, Roberto Horacio Blanco, Alejandro Jose Klarenberg
  • Publication number: 20090120378
    Abstract: Excrement catching device for a quadruped is disclosed, comprising a harness and a receptacle-holder connected to the harness, wherein the connection between the harness and the receptacle holder is configured to respond to the gravitational force acting on the receptacle-holder by allowing movement of the receptacle-holder between a loosen neutral position when the quadruped stands or walks and an excrement-catching position when the quadruped pose being its customary position to defecate. Excrement catching method is disclosed accordingly, comprising configuring a device to be responsive to gravitational force by taking an operative position for catching excrement automatically when the quadruped takes a particular pose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto DOLUB
  • Patent number: 7461616
    Abstract: An environmental friendly animal excrement collector includes: a supporting base including a first pad and a plurality of first magnetic tablets, the first pad being formed with a plurality of spaced apart first retaining holes that are distributed along the length of the first pad, each of the first magnetic tablets being received in a respective one of the first retaining holes; and a collecting device including a second pad, a plurality of second magnetic tablets, and a flexible collecting bag connected to the second pad. The second pad is formed with a plurality of second retaining holes. Each of the second magnetic tablets is received in a respective one of the second retaining holes and is attracted magnetically to a respective one of the first magnetic tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Apple Ju Studio Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Chien Tsai
  • Publication number: 20080271684
    Abstract: Among other things, apparatus and methods are disclosed for collecting animal waste. A garment or harness is provided for placement on a dog or other animal that collects eliminated waste before the waste contacts the ground, and without having to pick up the waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Meghan E. Habig
  • Publication number: 20080127909
    Abstract: A portable dogs dropping collection and disposal device. A carrier member made of a yieldable sheet material is provided, parts of which being removed to define an opening as well as a pair of elongated flaps extending parallel to each other. A bag made of a foldable sheet material having a mouth portion is attached to one side of the carrier member around the said opening. A first sticky patch is carried at the free end of one of the said flaps, facing the side opposite to the bag. A second sticky patch is carried at the free end of the second flap facing the side opposite to the bag. A third sticky patch is carried at the free end of the second flap facing the side opposite to the second patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Ino Albalas, Daniel Mor, Yacov Dayan
  • Publication number: 20070234973
    Abstract: A retractable harness device for use as part of an animal hygiene system particularly for dogs. Comprising a housing attaching at its forward facing edges to an animal's harness by means of straps. From apertures in the housing extend two cords which are payed out along a dogs back under tension from retractable mechanisms within the housing. Releaseable bag-attaching members with stop guards are permanently joined to the ends of the cords. The attaching members attach to corresponding points on a suitable waste collection bag securing the bag beneath the the animal's tail in order to collect solid waste. The device may incorporate a tensioning mechanism to increase tension on the extended cords to allow for the body movements and additional weight of deposits of larger animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Keith Derrick Thames Sunderland
  • Publication number: 20070227466
    Abstract: An environmental friendly animal excrement collector includes: a supporting base including a first pad and a plurality of first magnetic tablets, the first pad being formed with a plurality of spaced apart first retaining holes that are distributed along the length of the first pad, each of the first magnetic tablets being received in a respective one of the first retaining holes; and a collecting device including a second pad, a plurality of second magnetic tablets, and a flexible collecting bag connected to the second pad. The second pad is formed with a plurality of second retaining holes. Each of the second magnetic tablets is received in a respective one of the second retaining holes and is attracted magnetically to a respective one of the first magnetic tablets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: APPLE JU STUDIO INC.
    Inventor: Chia-Chien Tsai
  • Patent number: 7063046
    Abstract: A hygienic pet conservative band includes a patch, a lengthwise band and two lateral bands. The patch covers on the waist and the bottom of a pet, and the lengthwise band is connected with the patch and the two lateral bands are connected laterally with the lengthwise band, Then the pet band can be worn on the body of a pet, with the patch completely hiding the sexual organ of a pet, not liable to loosen off in spite of movement of the pet and preventing the pet from being coupled undesirably to get pregnant, also having good ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Rong-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 7044087
    Abstract: A unisex protective garment worn by both male and female animals, particularly dogs, the garment having a first forward harness portion and a rear genitalia protection portion. The rear portion includes a woven vinyl mesh material covering both the male genitalia and the female genitalia, in the same unisex garment, which would allow fluid flow, such as urine therethrough, but would prevent contact between male and female genitalia. This garment, when worn by either a male of female dog, would allow the dog to urinate and defecate, but would not allow the dog to copulate with the opposite sex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Jomain Brecheen
    Inventor: Jomain Brecheen
  • Patent number: 6941897
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly for receiving and retaining discharge of body waste of a canine, comprising a strap assembly and a bag assembly. The strap assembly is designed to securely mount upon the body of a canine such as a dog and comprises multiple means for securing it to the canine. The bag assembly is shaped in a form resembling a pear and is made of plastic. The bag assembly comprises exterior and interior walls joined by side pleats for expansion of the bag assembly when filled with fecal matter of the canine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Bayron Rosales
  • Patent number: 6837187
    Abstract: A harness provides comfortable yet secure fastening of the device to the animal. The harness may include a tail strap passing above the animal's tail, a leg strap passing below the anus, back straps passing over the back and connecting the tail and leg straps adjacent the anal region, a chest strap joined to the back straps and encircling the chest, leg loops joined to the leg strap encircling an upper thigh portion of the hind legs, and leg braces joining the back straps to the leg loops. A plurality of fastening devices are positioned on the harness for fastening a collection bag adjacent the animal's anal region. The leg loops may be at least partially formed by a distinct, continuous strip that forms at least part of a respective back strap. The back straps may overlap between the tail and chest straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Carmen R. Berardo