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1. (WO2018022750) PET LEASH WITH DAMPENING EXTENSION MECHANISM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/022750    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/043939
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A01K 27/00
A01K 29/00
B65H 75/30
B65H 75/34
B65H 75/38
B65H 75/44
Applicants: TENDER PET PRODUCTS
Inventors: SMITH, Gregory M.
Title: PET LEASH WITH DAMPENING EXTENSION MECHANISM
Abstract:
A leash including a housing, a reel assembly rotatably coupled to the housing, and a tether coupled to the reel assembly. The reel assembly includes a tether wheel coupled to the tether, and rotatable relative to the housing in a first rotational direction to effectuate extension of the tether, and rotatable in a second rotational direction to effectuate retraction of the tether. A hard stop gear is coupled to the tether wheel, and a soft stop gear is rotatably coupled to the hard stop gear. A dampening spring is coupled to the soft stop gear and the hard stop gear to impart a biasing force on the soft stop gear as it rotates relative to the hard stop gear. A soft stop lever is operatively coupled to the soft stop gear and is configured to selectively restrict rotation of the soft stop gear relative to the housing.