Sanitary Handler For Pet Droppings Patents (Class 294/1.3)
  • Patent number: 10709111
    Abstract: The portable pet waste container comprises an enclosure with a carrying handle and a retractable scoop. An interior bag compartment at the lower front of the portable pet waste container is lined with a bag that opens to the outside with the scoop positioned several inches in front of the compartment. The portable pet waste container is placed on the ground with solid pet waste located between the bag and the scoop. A bagging control located on the handle is used to signal a control module within the portable pet waste container to initiate a bagging cycle, which involves using the scoop to pull the pet waste into the bag and pumping air out of the bag, causing it to collapse. With the collapsed bag covering the pet waste, the bagged pet waste may be removed through a bottom door of the bag compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Rochelle Shealey
  • Patent number: 10548297
    Abstract: A canine tethering device for walking a dog includes a leash that is coupled to an upper end of a frame. An umbrella, a flashlight, and a pouch are coupled to the frame. A sprayer that comprises capsaicin and propellent is coupled to the leash. The sprayer is configured to selectively aerosolize the capsaicin. Waste bags are sequentially extractable, through a hole that is positioned in the pouch, from a roll that is positioned in the pouch. A pair of jaws is pivotally coupled to a lower end of the frame. An actuator is coupled to the frame proximate to the upper end. The actuator is operationally coupled to the jaws. The actuator is positioned to pivot the jaws to an open configuration to insert dog waste between the jaws and to pivot the jaws to a closed configuration to collect the dog waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Doss Calvin Weatherly
  • Patent number: 10487466
    Abstract: A hand operable waste collection device includes first and second box portions joined along a first hinge. A first flange is joined to first box portion along a second hinge and a first flange body portion extends away from second hinge and the body portion may have a first flange end portion with a hole therein. In a collection mode: the first and second box portions are in an expanded position, the first and second hinges are spaced from each other, the first flange is rotatable about the second hinge to position the first flange body portion next to the first box portion, and the first and second box portions are rotatable relative to one another about the first hinge from an open collection state to a closed collection state to trap waste therein. The second hinge is next to the second box portion in the closed collection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Randall Belter
  • Patent number: 10472120
    Abstract: A carton for holding at least one article is disclosed herein. The carton includes panels that extend at least partially around the interior of the carton including a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, and a back panel. A reclosable top has a first top panel foldably connected to the front panel, a second top panel foldably connected to the back panel, a first gusset foldably connected to the first side panel, and a second gusset foldably connected to the second side panel. The reclosable top is positionable between a closed position and an open position. The first gusset and the second gusset have closure features biasing the first top panel and the second top panel to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Cooper, Aaron Lee Bates, Felicia A. Pinkstone, Gary Lenkeit, Ronald E. Hajek
  • Patent number: 10100475
    Abstract: An apparatus for the collection of animal feces utilizing two oppositely disposed arms which are used to sweep and collect feces and allow a user to more easily collect feces into a standard sized collection bag without touching the feces or feeling the texture of the feces through a bag. The apparatus further has either a sweeper or a dust pan at a distal location of the arms to perform the function of collecting the feces when the apparatus arms are squeezed together. During non use, the animal defecation collection apparatus has a collapsible sweeper blade and collapsible dust pan blade that fold and allow the apparatus to be more compact when stored. Further, there is a locking mechanism to allow the arms to be retained together to be more compact during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Luna
  • Patent number: 10041219
    Abstract: Reusable hand scrapers for waste removal include a pair of scrapers configured to manipulate waste into a bag when the bag is positioned over the waste. Each of the scrapers has a strap being configured to be wrapped around a user's hand for leverage when in use. A hazard detection unit and an alert device are further provided, enabling the user to be alerted if a hazardous material is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Helen E. Salemi
  • Patent number: 9797104
    Abstract: Biodegradable bags for disposing of a unwanted substance are formed from a bioplastic material made from a bio based material in the form of a maize flour, and a biodegradable plasticizer selected from the group consisting of vegetable oil, polyesters made from glycerin, glycerin, derivatives of glycerin, and combinations thereof. The maize flour comprises a minor volume percent of the total volume of the bioplastic material. A biodegradable additive is used to provide a degree of stiffness to the material, a preferred additive being polylactic acid. A UV stabilizer may optionally be included. Biodegradable bags have an open end and a closed end with a sidewall extending therebetween. The bag includes a feature for enclosing a substance once placed into the bag. In an example, the feature comprises an opening through a sidewall. Alternatively, the feature may include an adhesive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Vijay C. Patel
  • Patent number: 9657449
    Abstract: A waste receptacle for storing pet waste is provided. The waste receptacle includes a substantially planar base, peripheral sidewalls extending from the base, and an upper opening defining an interior volume configured to store animal waste therein. The peripheral sidewalls each include an upper portion connected to a lower portion. The upper portion includes ridges thereon so that a user can grip the upper portion and so that the user will not feel the pet waste when picking it up using the waste receptacle. In some embodiments, the lower portion of the waste receptacle is rigid so as to further avoid the sensation of contact between the user's hand and the pet waste stored in the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Rowena Swetish
  • Patent number: 9609844
    Abstract: A litter scooper that enables the user to efficiently clean scoopable cat litter from a litter box by removing feces and large clumps of litter soiled with urine as well as the many smaller clumps. Current litter scoopers have a receptacle with only one size of aperture slots to sift the litter that allows the smaller clumps to pass through thus continuing to cause odor in the litter box. The litter scooper of this invention teaches two sizes of aperture slots. The preferred embodiment is a receptacle with rear handle, normal sized aperture slots and a section of the reduced size aperture slots to one side. The invention enables the user to sift out larger clumps of litter saturated with urine and feces by using the section with larger aperture slots and removing the smaller clumps by using the section of reduced size aperture slots. Another preferred embodiment discloses a receptacle with two angular floor sections with the handle on the side between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Dyanna Lynn White Mertz, John Charles Mertz
  • Patent number: 9546460
    Abstract: The dog feces collector is a hand held device adapted for use in picking animal feces up off the ground. The dog feces collector comprises a first leg and a second leg that are joined by a hinge. The end of the first leg and the end of the second leg that is distal from the hinge are both fitted with elements that when combined form a cage that is used to capture and collect the animal feces. The dog feces collector further comprises a first leg, a second leg, a hinge, a first leg extension and a second leg extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Nicol
  • Patent number: 9181667
    Abstract: A waste collection device operable by movement of one's hand to actuate opposing pivotable jaws around waste material. The jaws each have hinged blades that fold out to slide under the waste material as the jaws are closed. A bag is preferable used in conjunction with the device so that the waste material is captured within the bag as the jaws are closed around it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9133592
    Abstract: A pet scoop assembly and method of use. The assembly includes a scoop member; a receptacle detachably engageable with the scoop member; and a door disposed intermediate the two. A disposable bag may line the receptacle and be clamped in place between the receptacle and scoop member. The door opens inwardly into the receptacle. When the scoop assembly is turned into a vertical orientation, the door opens by gravity or by the weight of gathered pet waste sliding onto the door. A region of the scoop member adjacent the door is angled to allow pet waste to slide readily from the scoop member into the receptacle. In a variation, the scoop member is provided with a plurality of tines that enable pet waste to be removed from surfaces such as grass. An elongate handle is provided on this scoop to allow the user to stand upright during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Towerstar Pets, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Becattini, Jr., Fernando Becattini, Sr., Jacquelyn N. Becattini, Steve A. Copeland, Mitchell Thompson
  • Patent number: 9103083
    Abstract: An animal excrement collection system includes an animal excrement collection assembly having a hollow scooper device including a base having a flat tapered blade, a first curved upward first side wall, and a second curved upward second side wall; a cylindrical shaped open-ended collection receptacle having a body with a through-hole, at least two fasteners, and a handle; and a storage bag. The animal excrement collection system prevents the user from coming into contact with the animal excrement by scooping the animal excrement and dropping the animal excrement directly into the storage bag via the through-hole of the body thereby providing a sanitary means for preventing direct contact with the animal excrements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: David Roland
  • Patent number: 9039053
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for pet waste disposal include using a portable waste collection receptacle disposed on a handle. A heat source is mounted together with the waste collection receptacle, capable of incinerating waste disposed in the waste collection receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Paulee Cleantec Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Shoseyov, Oded Halperin
  • Patent number: 9038248
    Abstract: A leash attachable animal excrement bag holder has a carabineer for engaging a leash, body-supported apparel or the like, a flexible, resilient and open-biased support hoop, and a bag suspended from the support hoop. A slide has a body and first and second holes passing entirely through. The first hole encompasses the support hoop at a first distinct location and the second hole encompasses the support hoop at a second distinct location. The slide operatively traverses the support hoop and thereby alters a bias of the support hoop from an open orientation suitable to receive or remove animal excrement bags to a more nearly closed orientation suitable to retain animal excrement bags. A coupling engages the support hoop with the carabineer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Corey D. Linn
  • Patent number: 9033382
    Abstract: A containment system to safely store a waste scoop includes: an outer receptacle including a bottom surface, at least one side wall, an opening and a first coupling element; an inner receptacle including a bottom surface and at least one side wall housed within the outer receptacle and including an opening, wherein the inner receptacle is removable from the outer receptacle via the opening of the outer receptacle; a scoop assembly including a scoop, a handle, and a lid, wherein the scoop is housed within the inner receptacle and is removable from the inner receptacle via the opening of the inner receptacle; a compartment including a second coupling element for connecting the compartment to the outer receptacle via the first and second coupling elements; and a third and fourth coupling element to secure a planar surface of the lid to cover the opening of the outer receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa Elaine Hollett, Stephen Mark Hollett
  • Patent number: 9004555
    Abstract: A pet waste disposal kit includes a kit bag with an impermeable lining that can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder of the pet handler. The kit bag serves as the secondary container for filled waste collection bags, and it also serves to store the other materials contained in the kit. The kit also includes a supply of lightweight, impermeable, biodegradable plastic gloves, which can be made of biodegradable polyethylene, and a supply of waste collection bags made of lightweight, impermeable, biodegradable plastic, containing a disinfecting-deodorizing mixture. The disinfecting-deodorizing mixture contains a highly alkaline compound, a desiccant and a deodorizer. The waste collection bags have re-sealable zip-locks or twist ties. The kit also includes a supply of antiseptic hand wipes or a liquid hand sanitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Chirico
  • Publication number: 20150097386
    Abstract: A pet waste disposal kit includes a kit bag with an impermeable lining that can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder of the pet handler. The kit bag serves as the secondary container for filled waste collection bags, and it also serves to store the other materials contained in the kit. The kit also includes a supply of lightweight, impermeable, biodegradable plastic gloves, which can be made of biodegradable polyethylene, and a supply of waste collection bags made of lightweight, impermeable, biodegradable plastic, containing a disinfecting-deodorizing mixture. The disinfecting-deodorizing mixture contains a highly alkaline compound, a desiccant and a deodorizer. The waste collection bags have re-sealable zip-locks or twist ties. The kit also includes a supply of antiseptic hand wipes or a liquid hand sanitizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Chirico
  • Patent number: 8998279
    Abstract: An animal waste collection tool has a body and a rotatable hoop connected to one end of the body that is rotatable between a folded and an extended position. A hoop-securing clip is attached to the body and secures the hoop in the extended or folded position. In the extended position the band forms an opening in which a bag is inserted for collection of unsanitary waste. The body is hollow and has a removable cover for inserting bags and a dispensing opening through which bags are removed. A clip on the body secures a bag inserted through the band. A bag is partially inserted through the band, secured to the clip, and pulled over the side of the band to cover it. Waste is collected in the bag, which pulls the bag through the band of material and leaves the bag hanging from the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: John D. Lloyd, Jonathan P Kessack
  • Patent number: 8985653
    Abstract: A waste collector having a body and a scooper, the scooper having a trap door that opens in one direction to allow waste to move through the door into the body, but prevents the waste from coming back out of the body in the opposite direction, thereby securely containing the waste. The scooper is movably attached to the body to allow the scooper to be opened from the body to discard the waste. The body comprises a back door to allow the waste to be discarded through the back end. The scooper comprises a plurality of openings to allow re-usable litter to pass through while containing the waste. The body has a slot to hold a roll of bags configured to fit inside the body to give the user the option of lining the interior of the body with a bag for easier disposal of the collected waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony M Kest
  • Patent number: 8967688
    Abstract: The invention provides a device (10, 210, 510) for collecting material from a surface. The device is particularly but not necessarily exclusively suited to collection of animal excreta, it has a jaw arrangement (22, 224, 524) which is able to be opened to define a mouth (28) for receiving the material to be collected, and to be closed to collect the material. A conveyor mechanism (44, 46, 364) is provided for advancing collected material into a housing (12, 512). A liner (33) is placed over the jaw arrangement to separate it from the material being collected. The conveyor mechanism serves to advance the liner along with the material collected therein, whereby the material is able to be collected into the housing and retained in the liner without making contact with surfaces of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Graham J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150048637
    Abstract: The present invention is relates to a device for collecting pet's waste out of a litter box, which comprises a collecting basket, said basket having a handle and an essentially rounded portion, such that said portion spanning in cross section more than 90 degrees of a peripheral of circle sector, wherein said basket having a proximate end to which said handle is attached and a distal end adapted to be immersed within said litter box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Rafael Yoachim FIDLER
  • Patent number: 8955892
    Abstract: A mat for gathering and hauling materials is herein disclosed. The mat has handles on either end for a user to easily grab and pull or carry. Additionally, the edges of the mat may be raised by securing dowels in the corners of the mat and raising the dowels perpendicular to the ground, as by pulling the dowel upward into a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen D. Shumate
  • Patent number: 8925984
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Poopooh LLC
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Patent number: 8925495
    Abstract: The present invention features a multifunction pet waste scooper. The multifunctional pet waste scooper also integrates with pet leash and plastic bag holder. The multifunctional pet waste scooper comprises a handle housing, a connection tube and two scoops. The scoops are closed in default state and can be opened by a Y-shape bracelet pulled back a spring loaded trigger. When the trigger is released, the spring will push the scoops to be closed. The pet waste scooper further comprises a retractable pet leash to hook a collar used on a pet and a curved slot disposed on the handle housing to hang a bag containing pet waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Chang Sup Lee
  • Patent number: 8919836
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Poopooh LLC
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Patent number: 8899643
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for collecting pet waste. In embodiments a grapple coupled to a housing is selectively operable between a closed position in which the grapple and housing substantially enclose a body compartment and an open position in which the grapple and housing define a mouth in communication with the body compartment. A handle is coupled to the housing, and a grapple control on the handle is configured to selectively operate the grapple between the open and closed positions. The grapple control may comprise a grip lever. A bag roll may be supported inside the body compartment by an axle mount. Bags may be unspooled from the bag roll and, without being torn from the bag roll, placed over a portion of the housing and the grapple to provide a sanitary barrier between the apparatus and pet waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Chuhar Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Roy Paul Sigmund
  • Publication number: 20140339838
    Abstract: A yard caddy is disclosed. In an embodiment, the yard caddy is configured as a pet feces removal device. The yard caddy or pet feces removal device includes a blower motor assembly, a blower motor handle, an extended handle and a blower duct. The extended handle is connected via a coupling to a net frame assembly. A mesh net is attached to the net frame assembly. The blower duct is configured such that the output of the blower duct is proximal the net frame assembly. In use, a user located the pet feces removal device, such that pet feces are located between the output of the blower duct and the net frame assembly. The blower motor is then turned-on. Compressed air from an impeller/fan blade/compressor wheel driven by the blower motor assembly exits the output of the blower duct where it is directed at the pet feces. The pet feces are then blown into the mesh net. The pet feces may then be transported in the mesh net until being disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Troy Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20140327256
    Abstract: The invention takes the form of a waste retrieval device in the form of an elongate scoop having front and back openings, with a handle attached to the scoop and a bag attachment device connected to the scoop for removably fastening a bag to the scoop, so that the opening of the bag completely encloses the back opening of the scoop, such that waste can be easily scooped up and transferred to the bag, which can be removed from the scoop and disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tom A. Zurn
  • Publication number: 20140327255
    Abstract: A hollow ball for waste removal. The hollow ball may include at least one finger opening and the thumb opening. The hollow ball may include a slit at the opposite end of the at least one ginger opening and the thumb opening. The slit may be opened, a bag may be inserted into the slit, and feces may be collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth McGill
  • Patent number: 8876180
    Abstract: A waste removal device includes a body, a paddle, and a collection chamber. The paddle is drivable to deliver waste from an area to be cleaned to the collection chamber. The waste removal device further includes a fluid delivery device arranged to deliver a fluid to the area to be cleaned. A lever may be actuated to drive the paddle and an optional brush or other secondary means, which scoop and clean pet waste from a surface. Upon activating the paddle, a water sanitation system may engage and deliver sanitation fluid both onto the area to be cleaned and onto internal mechanisms of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: MaFace Solutions Ltd
    Inventors: Simon Kirby, Stuart Mathew Kirby
  • Patent number: 8839741
    Abstract: A litter box cleaning kit includes a litter shovel having a nonporous bottom section for collecting non-solid waste, a curved section having a plurality of openings for collecting and sifting solid waste, a bag holder for positioning disposal bags in an open configuration and a caddy for storing each of the shovel, bag holder and disposal bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bradley Cheek
  • Publication number: 20140265380
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Publication number: 20140265379
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Publication number: 20140265381
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Patent number: 8833816
    Abstract: A collection device for pet waste material and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a pair of opposing shells extends from a base at which there is pivotally attachment of the opposing shells. The pair of opposing shells are pivotally movable between a closed shell state with the respective shell ends proximate each other and an open shell state wherein the shell ends are spaced from each other. A bag when folded upon itself may have its pouch inserted into the collection device and held therein between the pair of opposing shells. A pair of pockets are respectively coupled to each of the outer surfaces of the shells and configured to accept fingers for grasping and manipulating the collection device between the closed shell state and the open shell state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Craig A. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140183885
    Abstract: A system may include a scoop, and a handle including a cavity to carry a bag. The system may also include a user-positioned joint to join the handle to the scoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Ohama, Joseph D. Shim-Konis
  • Publication number: 20140183886
    Abstract: A containment system to safely store a waste scoop includes: an outer receptacle including a bottom surface, at least one side wall, an opening and a first coupling element; an inner receptacle including a bottom surface and at least one side wall housed within the outer receptacle and including an opening, wherein the inner receptacle is removable from the outer receptacle via the opening of the outer receptacle; a scoop assembly including a scoop, a handle, and a lid, wherein the scoop is housed within the inner receptacle and is removable from the inner receptacle via the opening of the inner receptacle; a compartment including a second coupling element for connecting the compartment to the outer receptacle via the first and second coupling elements; and a third and fourth coupling element to secure a planar surface of the lid to cover the opening of the outer receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Lisa Elaine Hollett, Stephen Mark Hollett
  • Publication number: 20140159398
    Abstract: A device for collecting and disposing of pet waste includes a housing containing a vacuum source. The housing is configured to receive a disposable liner bag. When closed, the housing holds the liner bag securely therein. The mouth of the bag is fed through the access port of the device such that the access port is insulated from contact with the waste being picked up. A bail holds the bag in place. A filtered bag is presented for use in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Tory Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140152031
    Abstract: An improved portable waste collection device for pets that is easier to use to collect and dispose of animal waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Michael BALLACCHINO
  • Publication number: 20140152030
    Abstract: A method of collecting pet waste using a disposable pet waste collector including opening a flap coupled to a frame from a folded position of the frame to an operative position thereof to expose a collection opening in the frame; opening a bag attached to the frame so that the bag forms a receptacle protruding outwards from the collection opening; positioning the flexible frame on a surface so that the collection opening is disposed over the pet waste; and waggling the frame to collect the pet waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Josephus Johannes Maria Van Halder
  • Publication number: 20140138966
    Abstract: An absorbent pad is configured for receiving waste. The absorbent pad includes a base layer and a string. The base layer has a collection region surrounded by a peripheral edge. The string is slidably attached to the peripheral edge at a plurality of locations. The base layer is configured to move from an open position to a closed position. The base layer is configured to be substantially flat such that the string is disposed along the peripheral edge when the base layer is in the open position. The base layer moves from the open position to the closed position in response to sliding the string relative to the plurality of locations, whereby the peripheral edge is drawn together at the plurality of locations to form a bundle and the string is only disposed along the peripheral edge corresponding to the plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jason E. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8720384
    Abstract: A dog walking tube comprising a hollow tube having a first end and a second end. The hollow tube has a portion that will hold fecal matter waste bags. The opposite or second end of the hollow container receives and stores used fecal matter waste bags. The dog walking tube may allow used and new fecal mater waste bags to be held within the dog walking tube and not the dog walkers hand during the walk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Yvonne Gee
  • Patent number: 8708381
    Abstract: Multifunctional packaging containers and methods of use are disclosed. An exemplary container typically comprises a body section having a generally flat rectangular shape when in a flattened configuration. The container transforms into a generally elongated cylindrical shape when in the closed configuration. The exemplary container also comprises a first and second side wall. A handle assembly may also be included. Additionally, the container typically includes one or more securing mechanisms adapted to lock the contents therein. Methods of using the container include using it as a disposable pet waste scooper or general storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Vangyi Chongtoua, Phoumaly Chongtoua
  • Patent number: 8672372
    Abstract: A reinforced blown film bag for minimizing the touch and feel of waste matter collecting experience at the collector hands and for creating fast, clean, efficient, easy and touch-less feel of pet waste matter collection and disposal is disclosed herein. The reinforced blown film bag includes fingers pockets, reinforced surface, pet waste matter collecting pocket, pull remove and tie flaps, easy to carry handles ambidextrous use and in some embodiments may be a flat folded bag to portable packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Gabriel Dan
  • Publication number: 20140062108
    Abstract: A wearable animal waste collection device comprising a wearable structure configured to be worn by a user, the wearable structure including an attachment portion for removably engaging a direct collection device wherein the direct collection device is configured to directly collect an animal waste before the animal waste reaches a ground surface is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy Burke
  • Patent number: 8641108
    Abstract: An animal waste collection apparatus includes a housing having side and end walls defining an open top, bottom, and interior area. A bottom panel is pivotally coupled to a lower edge of one of the side walls and movable between an open configuration not covering the open bottom and a closed configuration covering the open bottom. A collection member includes a mounting portion completely covering the housing open top and a collection portion extending downwardly into the interior area, the collection portion being movable between a retracted configuration inside the interior area and an extended configuration outside the interior area through the open bottom for use to collect animal waste. The bottom panel is operatively coupled to the collection portion inside the interior area such that the bottom panel is moved to the closed configuration automatically when the collection portion resiliently moves from the extended configuration to the retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Surber, Eric Devorak
  • Patent number: 8627974
    Abstract: A system for the sanitary collection and disposal of pet waste is disclosed. The system comprises adjacent male and female receptacles connected by a pull string. The male receptacle contains an open bottom for the purpose of being deployed over targeted waste, while the female receptacle contains an opening most adjacent to the male receptacle in order to allow for their joining. The user secures the female receptacle and applies a tension to the pull string, allowing the smaller dimensioned male envelope to be pulled into the female receptacle interior, thereby capturing the waste within the assembly utilizing the tapered bottom edge of the female receptacle as a scooping mechanism. This process can be accomplished from the standing position while supporting the female receptacle with one foot and utilizing one arm to drawn in the male receptacle, providing flexibility for users and eliminates contact concerns with the waste product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Ajax Carl Francis
  • Patent number: 8573160
    Abstract: A sanitary pet walking system for providing a lit walking path while safely restraining the pet and further providing a sanitary system for managing pet feces features a hollow base having a light located on a base first end terminating end. The system features a handle with a power switch on a base top and a retractable leash located on a base bottom. A disposable glove designed to pick up pet feces is constructed from a water resistant material. The glove features a first plastic zipper component located on a glove face close to a glove terminating end and a mating second plastic zipper component located opposed to the first plastic zipper component on a glove back close to the glove terminating end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Randi L. Knight
  • Patent number: 8562051
    Abstract: The invention provides a utensil 10 includes a body 12 and a water entry point 14. The body 12 is in the form of a scoop and is fabricated from a thermoplastic polymer, e.g. Polyvinyl chloride. The body 12 is substantially cylindrical in shape and is typically truncated along its length. The inner portion of the body 12 defines a scoop-like excrement receiving surface 16 which extends from a free end region 18 of the body 12. Water is then supplied via the entry point 14 into the body 12 at a pressure sufficient to discharge the excrement received therein and disposed of into the drainage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Dawid Lukas Frederik Swanepoel