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1. (WO2013106218) ROLLING BALL PET TOY
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Pub. No.: WO/2013/106218 International Application No.: PCT/US2013/000014
Publication Date: 18.07.2013 International Filing Date: 11.01.2013
IPC:
A01K 15/02 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
K
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
15
Devices for taming animals, e.g. nose-rings or hobbles; Devices for overturning animals in general; Training or exercising equipment; Covering boxes
02
Training or exercising equipment, e.g. mazes or labyrinths for animals
Applicants:
PIONEER PET PRODUCTS, LLC [US/US]; N144 W5660 Pioneer Road Cedarburg, WI 53012, US
SURING, Stanley, L. [US/US]; US
LIPSCOMB, John, M. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
SURING, Stanley, L.; US
LIPSCOMB, John, M.; US
Agent:
STEIN, David, D.; Boyle Fredrickson SC 840 North Plankinton Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203, US
Priority Data:
61/585,64511.01.2012US
Title (EN) ROLLING BALL PET TOY
(FR) JOUET POUR ANIMAUX FAMILIERS À BALLE DE ROULEMENT
Abstract:
(EN) A pet toy having a track with an attractant or lure that preferably is a ball that rolls around the track when a rocker arm is rotated by a rotary drive. An animal proximity sensor that includes a switch energizes, de-energizes and/or reverses direction of the drive when actuated by a pet. The arm carries a counterweight and is supported by bearing that rides on a base of the toy spacing the arm so it clears an onboard power supply. A preferred toy has a fulcrum resting on a support surface about which the track rocks during arm rotation and can include a rib that provides rotating point or line contact with the surface during rotation. An acoustic resonator recess, e.g. channel, formed in the track amplifies the sound of a ball rolling in the track producing a distinctive sound that attracts pets, e.g., cats, and is pleasing to humans.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un jouet pour animaux familiers, lequel jouet a une piste muni d'un élément d'attraction ou un appât, qui, de préférence, est une balle qui roule autour de la piste quand un bras oscillant est tourné par un entraînement rotatif. Un capteur de proximité d'animal, qui comprend un commutateur, alimente, désalimente et/ou inverse la direction de l'entraînement quand il est actionné par un animal familier. Le bras porte un contrepoids, et est supporté par un palier qui repose sur une base du jouet, espaçant le bras, de telle sorte qu'il dégage une alimentation embarquée. Un jouet préféré a un point d'appui reposant sur une surface de support autour de laquelle la piste oscille pendant la rotation du bras, et peut comprendre une nervure qui constitue un point de rotation ou un contact linéaire avec la surface pendant la rotation. Un creux de résonateur acoustique, par exemple un canal, formé dans la piste, amplifie le son d'une balle roulant dans la piste, produisant un son distinctif qui attire des animaux familiers, par exemple des chats, et qui est plaisant pour les humains.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
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