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Title: US5443036: Method of exercising a cat
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Amiss, Kevin T.; Alexandria, VA 22304
Abbott, Martin H.; Fairfax, VA 22030

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1995-08-22 / 1993-11-02

Application Number: US1993000144473

IPC Code: Advanced: A01K 15/02;
Core: A01K 15/00;
IPC-7: A01K 29/00;

ECLA Code: A01K15/02;

U.S. Class: Current: 119/707;
Original: 119/707;

Field of Search: 119/702,707,174,905 446/485

Priority Number:
1993-11-02  US1993000144473

Abstract: A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct.

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Manahan, Todd E.;

Maintenance Status: E3 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A method of inducing aerobic exercise in an unrestrained cat comprising the steps of:
  • (a) directing an intense coherent beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus to produce a bright highly-focused pattern of light at the intersection of the beam and an opaque surface, said pattern being of visual interest to a cat; and
  • (b) selectively redirecting said beam out of the cat's immediate reach to induce said cat to run and chase said beam and pattern of light around an exercise area.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 4pp US3877171  1975-04 Sloop et al.  Mattel, Inc. Flashlight amusement device
Get PDF - 4pp US4208701  1980-06 Schock   Luminous toy
Get PDF - 6pp US4231077  1980-10 Joyce et al.   Light toy
Get PDF - 5pp US4757515  1988-07 Hughes  Hughes Technology Pty Ltd. Laser tube casing
Get PDF - 4pp US4761715  1988-08 Brooks  Beede Electrical Instrument Co., Inc. Laser pointer
Get PDF - 5pp US4926438  1990-05 Maes et al.  ARSOC S.p.r.l. Laser pointer
Get PDF - 8pp US4985029  1991-01 Hoshino   Laser apparatus for medical treatment
Get PDF - 13pp US5056097  1991-10 Meyers   Target illuminators and systems employing same
Get PDF - 6pp US5194007  1993-03 Marshall et al.  The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy Semiconductor laser weapon trainer and target designator for live fire
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G95-301709 DERG95-301709

Other References:
  • Carayan et al., "Effects of tianeptine on the Performance of a reaching movement in a cat", Psychopharmacology, vol. 104, Issue 3, Berlin, 1991, pp. 328-336. (9 pages) [ISI abstract]
  • Levesque et al., "Visual `cortical-recipient` and tectal-recepient pontine zones play distinct roles in cat visuomotor performance", Behavioral Brain Research, vol. 39, Netherlands, 1990, pp. 157-166. (10 pages)

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