Animal Shoe Patents (Class 36/111)
  • Patent number: 10856526
    Abstract: A size-adjustable animal paw boot and method for donning provides a paw boot that fits over the paw and lower leg portion of a dog. The boot includes a tubular body member having a paw portion with a bottom side, a top side, and a closed end. The paw portion is sized to surround a paw of an animal. The body member also includes a lower leg portion having an open end that surrounds the lower leg of animal. A cable joins to the lower leg portion for wrapping around and fastening the body member to the lower leg of the animal. An adjustable sole overlays the bottom side of the body member, and is fixedly wrappable to reposition along the bottom and top sides of paw portion for accommodating narrow and wide paws. Hook and loop fasteners wrap around the paw to secure the sole to the paw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Sharon Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10542729
    Abstract: A product for therapeutic, non-slip animal boots. The product includes boots of various materials molded into grids and shaped to cover an animal's paws, and a means of securing the boots to the animal's paws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Beth Morris
  • Patent number: 10238089
    Abstract: A dog boot is fabricated using a breathable substrate, preferably of durable material such as heavy nylon. Onto the substrate, various friction pads, wear pads, tensioning straps, and strategically located cushioning pads are attached. Specially configured slits ensure that a wide range of leg sizes relative to paw sizes may be accommodated, while easing application of the boot and eliminating any risk of bunching. In some embodiments, a liner is fabricated that incorporates a friction pad. The liner may be removable or permanently affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hyper Pet Brands LLC
    Inventors: Stephen E. Paxton, Lisa M. Lugo-Paxton
  • Patent number: 9943065
    Abstract: A dog boot is fabricated using a breathable substrate, preferably of durable material such as heavy nylon. Onto the substrate, various friction pads, wear pads, tensioning straps, and strategically located cushioning pads are attached. Specially configured slits ensure that a wide range of leg sizes relative to paw sizes may be accommodated, while easing application of the boot and eliminating any risk of bunching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen E. Paxton, Lisa M. Lugo-Paxton
  • Patent number: 9629336
    Abstract: A dog boot is fabricated using a breathable substrate, preferably of durable material such as heavy nylon. Onto the substrate, various friction pads, wear pads, tensioning straps, and strategically located cushions are attached. Specially configured slits ensure that a wide range of leg sizes relative to paw sizes may be accommodated, while easing application of the boot and eliminating any risk of bunching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen E. Paxton, Lisa M. Lugo-Paxton
  • Patent number: 9532550
    Abstract: A protective shoe for birds accommodate toes and/or pads of a bird's foot and includes a shoe body having an upper surface and a sole, and defining bird toe covers corresponding in number to the number of front toes of the bird's foot. An ankle cuff is connected to the shoe body and has an ankle closure system formed to secure about an ankle of the bird's foot. A closure tab is connected to the shoe body and has a closure system formed to tighten the shoe body to the bird's foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Crazy K Fram Pet and Poultry Products, LLC
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke
  • Patent number: 9497932
    Abstract: A canine wound boot is fabricated using a breathable substrate having two layers of generally open weave and a fibrous material spacing and bonding the two layers together. Onto the substrate, various friction pads, wear pads, one or more straps, and strategically located cushions are attached. Specially configured slits ensure that a wide range of leg sizes relative to paw sizes may be accommodated, while easing application of the boot and eliminating any risk of bunching. Elastic material serves as a gusset in the boot which expands to cover a bandage or cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen E. Paxton, Lisa M. Lugo-Paxton
  • Patent number: 8931244
    Abstract: A horse boot assembly includes: a boot body shaped to accommodate a hoof of a horse, a fastening device associated with the boot body for fastening the boot assembly onto the hoof, and an adapter. The adapter is compressed against a rear part of the hoof upon fastening of the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Osca 2 S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Gola
  • Publication number: 20140360053
    Abstract: A product for therapeutic, non-slip animal boots. The product includes boots of various materials molded into grids and shaped to cover an animal's paws, and a means of securing the boots to the animal's paws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Beth Morris
  • Publication number: 20140250732
    Abstract: A footwear system for animals, particularly the front legs of a canine, that includes protective coverings adapted for both well and sore or injured legs and can be configured for single-leg and two-leg uses. An optional adjustable neck strap assembly provides for a comfortable and snug fit of the protective coverings to the legs and around the shoulder of the dog. A unique cuff assembly facilitates holding the protective covering one or the other of the front legs of the dog while minimizing opportunities for the dog to chew on or remove the footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Janette Stone Hammond, James Eric Hammond
  • Publication number: 20140150299
    Abstract: A canine boot for protecting the foot, lower leg, and dew claw, and preventing twisting, having ease of mounting on the canine's foot, good tactile feeling of the terrain underfoot, moisture and heat ventilation, and substantial protection for travel over rough and/or hazardous terrain particularly encountered by search and rescue, and service dogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Therese Leigh Entler
  • Publication number: 20140059892
    Abstract: A protective shoe for birds accommodate toes and/or pads of a bird's foot and includes a shoe body having an upper surface and a sole, and defining bird toe covers corresponding in number to the number of front toes of the bird's foot. An ankle cuff is connected to the shoe body and has an ankle closure system formed to secure about an ankle of the bird's foot. A closure tab is connected to the shoe body and has a closure system formed to tighten the shoe body to the bird's foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tobi Kosanke
  • Publication number: 20140021228
    Abstract: Disclosed is canine footwear with features making the footwear suitable for use with canine suspenders. The disclosure also describes multiple features or variations for a canine footwear guide device that makes it easier for attaching both the canine footwear intended for use with suspenders as well as attaching all other footwear whether being used with suspenders or not being used with suspenders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130104427
    Abstract: A disposable dog boot comprising a single, seamless piece of flexible latex or polymer material having a bulbously shaped, bottom closed end and a top open end of a smaller cross-section, wherein when a paw of the dog is slipped into the boot, the bottom end covers and loosely conforms to the paw to protect the paw, and the top end flexibly and removably secures, through the material's elasticity, the boot to a leg of the dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Pawz Dog Boots LLC
    Inventor: Pawz Dog Boots LLC
  • Patent number: 8360012
    Abstract: A disposable dog boot comprising a single, seamless piece of flexible latex or polymer material having a bulbously shaped, bottom closed end and a top open end of a smaller cross-section, wherein when a paw of the dog is slipped into the boot, the bottom end covers and loosely conforms to the paw to protect the paw, and the top end flexibly and removably secures, through the material's elasticity, the boot to a leg of the dog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pawz Dog Boots LLC
    Inventor: Gary Friedland
  • Patent number: 8176880
    Abstract: A pet boot having therapeutic properties is worn on a pet's injured or sensitive paw to facilitate healing and or provide protection. The therapeutic pet boot includes an external boot member having a shaft and a paw portion constructed to form a cavity integrated therein appointed to receive an injured paw of a pet. The therapeutic pet boot further includes an internal therapeutic member appointed to be received within the cavity of the external boot member and is appointed to intimately contact the injured paw. The therapeutic pet boot is appointed to be worn on the injured paw of the pet to facilitate healing. The internal therapeutic member may comprise a gel bootee having a massaging gel sole or may comprise a gel inner layer or gel insole. Advantageously, the internal therapeutic member may directly deliver medicament to the paw and/or provide cold treatment or hot treatment therapies to the paw, while providing cushioning, shock absorption and protection from dirt and debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: I DID iT, Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8161668
    Abstract: A protective boot for an animal including a generally cylindrical leg portion having a top end and a bottom end and a top closure affixed to and circumscribing the top end of the leg portion that is drawn inward against the leg of the animal to protect against the infiltration of extraneous material into and against the self-removal of the protective boot by the animal. The base portion of the protective boot is sealed to the bottom end of the leg portion and is enhanced with a non-slip material to provide substitute traction for the animal. At least one strap is fixedly connected to the leg portion and is operable to reduce the diameter of the leg portion in the vicinity of the strap. The protective boot is sealed at each seam or point of attachment between elements so that the boot is waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Laurie Ketzenberg, Matt Cohen
  • Publication number: 20120066932
    Abstract: A disposable dog boot comprising a single, seamless piece of flexible latex or polymer material having a bulbously shaped, bottom closed end and a top open end of a smaller cross-section, wherein when a paw of the dog is slipped into the boot, the bottom end covers and loosely conforms to the paw to protect the paw, and the top end flexibly and removably secures, through the material's elasticity, the boot to a leg of the dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Pawz Dog Boots LLC
    Inventor: Gary FRIEDLAND
  • Patent number: 7677206
    Abstract: A boot (10) for enclosing a foot of a quadruped up to, but not including, a carpal or tarsal joint (32), made generally of a first flexible material (14) with a slit (16) forming an opening for inserting the foot. A lower portion of the first flexible material forms a toe box (20). An upper portion of the toe box is formed of a second flexible material (12A, 12B) that is more elastic than the first flexible material, such as an elastic fabric. The elastic fabric allows the toes to flex downward at the end of each step, then pulls them upward to prevent them from curling under the foot on the next step. An upper retainer (16) may be provided on an upward extension strap (15). The upper retainer loops around the leg above the carpal or tarsal joint (32) to provide vertical retention of the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: William W. Southworth
  • Patent number: 7584721
    Abstract: A pet bootie is formed by a sleeve of pliable, disposable and liquid impervious material having a closed end for receiving an animal's paw and an open end. A loop of elastic material has an inner end secured to the sleeve at a predetermined distance from the open end of the sleeve and projecting outwardly from the sleeve. The loop is of predetermined extended length for allowing the loop to be extended around the sleeve and the animal's leg when the paw is inserted into the closed end of the sleeve, whereby the sleeve is secured in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Rotano International
    Inventor: Rod Vogelman
  • Publication number: 20090094864
    Abstract: A protective boot for an animal including a generally cylindrical leg portion having a top end and a bottom end and a top closure affixed to and circumscribing the top end of the leg portion that is drawn inward against the leg of the animal to protect against the infiltration of extraneous material into and against the self-removal of the protective boot by the animal. The base portion of the protective boot is sealed to the bottom end of the leg portion and is enhanced with a non-slip material to provide substitute traction for the animal. At least one strap is fixedly connected to the leg portion and is operable to reduce the diameter of the leg portion in the vicinity of the strap. The protective boot is sealed at each seam or point of attachment between elements so that the boot is waterproof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Laurie Ketzenberg, Matt Cohen
  • Publication number: 20080229618
    Abstract: An animal paw cover having a side surface, a bottom surface and an opening. An elastic band is provided along the circumference of the opening. The animal paw cover is substantially sack-shaped. The bottom surface of the paw cover is sized to have an area substantially equal to an area of an underside of a paw of an animal intended to wear this paw cover, and a height of the side surface does not substantially exceed a height of the animal's paw. Further, the elastic band constricts the opening to a size substantially smaller than the animal's paw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Michelle T. McKay-Leffler
  • Publication number: 20070175410
    Abstract: A pet bootie is formed by a sleeve of pliable, disposable and liquid impervious material having a closed end for receiving an animal's paw and an open end. A loop of elastic material has an inner end secured to the sleeve at a predetermined distance from the open end of the sleeve and projecting outwardly from the sleeve. The loop is of predetermined extended length for allowing the loop to be extended around the sleeve and the animal's leg when the paw is inserted into the closed end of the sleeve, whereby the sleeve is secured in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Rod Vogelman
  • Publication number: 20070175409
    Abstract: A pet bootie is formed by a sleeve of pliable, disposable and liquid impervious material having a closed end for receiving an animal's paw and an open end. A loop of elastic material has an inner end secured to the sleeve at a predetermined distance from the open end of the sleeve and projecting outwardly from the sleeve. The loop is of predetermined extended length for allowing the loop to be extended around the sleeve and the animal's leg when the paw is inserted into the closed end of the sleeve, whereby the sleeve is secured in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Rod Vogelman
  • Patent number: 7185612
    Abstract: The animal wound shield is a protective casing having a shank portion and an appendage cover that can be disposed around a limb and an attached appendage of the animal. The appendage cover is articulated to a lower end of the shank. Thus, the appendage cover is pivotally connected to the shank and moves with the movement of the appendage. The shank may have more than one section, or an upper and lower portion, to extend further up on the limb, and yet still accommodate for joints. The shield is designed for use around an injured limb to cover a bandaged area and prevent further damage to the wounded site. Vent openings are defined in the shank and the appendage cover to permit air circulation. Fasteners may be used at a top end of the shank to hold the shank on the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Kevin Faulk
  • Patent number: 6931767
    Abstract: A foot cover comprising an elastically stretchable, homogeneous moulding having a foot-insertion opening which seals elastically to the leg above the foot in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Footskins Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Royle
  • Patent number: 6863033
    Abstract: Non-slip pads for animal paws include a pad with a non-slip surface on one side and a pressure sensitive adhesive on the other side. The pad is fabricated from a material with superior grip characteristics, such as neoprene. The non-slip surface is also preferably textured to increase grip. The pressure sensitive adhesive is preferably a medical adhesive suitable for contact with an animal. A peel-off label is attached to the adhesive to prevent the adhesive from prematurely bonding to another surface. In use, the animal's paw is first cleaned and dried. The peel-off label is removed from the pad and the adhesive side is applied to the cleaned and dried paw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Marlene M. Fleming
  • Patent number: 6694713
    Abstract: An equine multi-purpose protector boot comprising: (a) a sole member rigid enough to resist lateral movement of the hoof with an upwardly depending rim extending around its periphery at least at the toe and at each side, the inner surface of the rim being substantially vertical at least in the region of the sides: (b) at least one flexible side flap located at each side of the hoof, attached to or integral with the sole member; (c) an outer compressive cover provided with means to force the side flap into conformation with the shape of the hoof; (d) a flexible heel member attached to the rear of the sole member and including at least one fastening strap (16) adapted to pass around the pastern bone within the range of 2 to 3.5 cm above the coronary band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Old Mac's Corporation Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: David Duncan MacDonald
  • Patent number: 6305328
    Abstract: A shoe (1) which can be slipped over a hoof of an animal, particularly a horse, has at least one base part (2) approximately adapted to the hoof, on which base part is formed a wall (3) to be adjusted to the hoof of the animal. On the inner side of the wall (3) is provided an element (11) comprising an elastically deformable material, which element is at least partially surrounded by the wall (3) and can be pressurized with a fluid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Helmut Marquis
  • Patent number: 6240882
    Abstract: The therapeutic device of the invention is a pair of sleeves which are worn on the animal's legs. The sleeves have a strap which extends upwardly and across the animal's back and are releasably connected to one another. The sleeves have an inner half and outer half. The inner half is provided with a section of padding which corresponds to the area that will cover the animal's elbows. The outside half of the sleeve has a pocket. This pocket is used to receive padding, a hot pack or a cold pack, depending upon the particular needs of the animal. The padding can be used for protection against bumps, whereas the hot and cold pack can be used to apply hot or cold to a joint to accelerate healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Schon A. Gross
  • Patent number: 6186097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protection shoe for the paw of a dog, particularly formed like a sock and made of a flexible material. According to the invention it is provided that the material of the protection shoe has at least two layers at least the outer layer of which consists of an breathable semipermeable material elastically stretchable in lengthwise and cross direction and which is impermeable to water from outside and permeable to humidity from the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventors: Sandra Brockmann, Arne Knuth
  • Patent number: 5495828
    Abstract: A pet animal boot including a pliable sleeve defined by substantially symmetrical side panels that are integrally formed to define a stitchless sleeve wherein the stitchless sleeve defines an open top end and a closed lower end, substantially conforms to the animal's paw and lower leg, contains an interior fabric liner, and is manufactured from a waterproof, non-slip, flexible and durable polymer solution. An adjustable fastening strap is included for securing the boot to an animal's leg. The sleeve is manufactured by dipping a liner into a polymer solution which adheres to the liner through heat curing so as to form a stitchless and seamless boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventors: Irving Solomon, Phyllis Solomon
  • Patent number: 5406722
    Abstract: An emu shoe for discouraging combat and aggression towards other emu which consists of a single, flat foot cover of characteristic shape which foot cover includes instep and heel panels that are firmly secured by VELCRO.TM. adhesive to maintain the shoe in place through all bird activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Inventor: E. Lynn Jones
  • Patent number: 4967542
    Abstract: A dog boot for the rear leg of a dog having a foot, a tarsus joint and a fibular tarsal. The dog boot is comprised of a sole extending from the foot to the tarsus joint. An upper heel section is fastened to the sole and fixed proximally the tarsus joint shaped so that the boot is anchored on the leg by the fibular tarsal. The upper heel section has an opening for permitting the foot to enter and be withdrawn from the boot. An upper toe section is fastened to the sole which overlaps the upper heel section thereby biasing the opening of the upper heel section to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventor: Bonita M. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 4888225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orthopedic splinting articles and methods for forming orthopedic splints at least part way around an animal body part. The splinting articles comprise a unitary blank formed of an open-celled foam sheet impregnated with a water curable, isocyanate functional, polyurethane prepolymer resin. The blank is dimensioned to extend the length of the body part to be immobilized and to partially, but preferably not completely, extend around the circumference of the body part. Upon activation of the resin impregnated foam sheet and molding the same around the body part, an orthopedic splint is formed. The present invention further relates to the use of such resin-impregnated foam materials as walking heels or laminates betweeen casts and walking heels, as supports for orthotic devices such as arch supports for foot orthotics, and as protective coverings for animal hoofs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Timothy C. Sandvig, Dennis C. Bartizal, Matthew T. Scholz, Anthony J. Campagna, Chris J. Libbey
  • Patent number: 4543911
    Abstract: A mitten for canines which comprises a tube tapered-off at least near a closed bottom and having attached around an open top fastening means adapted to decrease the diameter of the open top for securing said top to the canine, said tube being made of a light-weight, waterproof, flexible latex material having a soft inside surface and an anti-slip outside surface provided both at the bottom of the mitten and substantially around the periphery of at least the lower part of the outside surface adjacent to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignees: Bruce Marshall, Tina Marshall
    Inventor: Tina Marshall
  • Patent number: 4458431
    Abstract: A protective boot for pet animals has a sole member and a flexible upper attached together around their corresponding front and side edges, with the back of the boot left open for direct easy paw insertion. The upper is designed to be folded over on itself, or pleated, longitudinally to bring it into close-fitting conformity with the pet's paw, and adjustable fastening means are provided to hold the pleated upper in place. A securing strap encircles the boot around the instep and back of the heel; a second securing strap near the rear of the boot closes its open end around the lower portion of the pet animal's leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Inventor: Suzanne E. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 4457261
    Abstract: Mittens for canines are made of light-weight, waterproof, flexible latex material and taper-off gradually near the bottom whereby the top of the mitten has a self gripping material to secure the top to the canine's leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignees: Bruce Marshall, Tina Marshall
    Inventor: Tina Marshall
  • Patent number: 4444269
    Abstract: This invention relates to animal hoof covers characterized in that provided a base, a toe cap fixed to the base and first and second fastener support means having tabs extending to either side thereof to which tie means can be mounted for securing the hoof cover to an animals hoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Inventor: Geoffrey J. Laurent
  • Patent number: D379251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventor: Michael J. Mezey