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Title: US5934226: Bird diaper
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Moore, Lorraine; Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Moore, Mark; Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Giron, Cely; San Diego, CA 92129

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1999-08-10 / 1997-10-15

Application Number: US1997000951171

IPC Code: Advanced: A01K 23/00;
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IPC-7: A01K 23/00;

ECLA Code: A01K23/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 119/868; 119/853;
Original: 119/868; 119/853;

Field of Search: 119/714,853,868

Priority Number:
1997-10-15  US1997000951171
1996-10-21  US1996000029142P

Abstract: A bird diaper for an uncaged pet bird to wear, featuring an enclosed pouch for receiving and containing excrement, and apertures to accommodate both the wings and the tail of the bird. Elastic straps and hook and loop fastener components (e.g., VELCRO) secure the diaper onto the body of the pet bird without restricting movement. The bird diaper is fabricated from spandex (e.g., LYCRA) or another stretchable, lightweight material, allowing absorption of bird excrement to prevent leaks and facilitating easy cleaning using soap and water. The bird diaper can incorporate decorative designs, bright colors and is available in different sizes. The bird diaper also has a leash which is insertable within the hook and loop fasteners. The leash serves to restrain or limit the bird's area of free flight.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Litman, Richard C. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Swiatek, Robert P.;

Parent Case:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
    This application claim the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application Serial No. 60/029,142 filed Oct. 21, 1996.

Family: None

First Claim:
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We claim:     1. A sanitary apparatus for use with a bird comprising:
  • a front section of fabric including a top surface and a bottom surface;
  • a back section of fabric connected to said front section of fabric, said back section of fabric including a bottom surface and a top surface having a top edge, said bottom surface of said back section of fabric containing means defining an aperture therethrough, said aperture being sized for receiving the tailfeathers of the bird, said top surface of said back section of fabric being longitudinally split from said top edge of said top surface to said aperture to form a first tab and a second tab;
  • fastening means for fastening said first tab to said second tab;
  • a pouch formed from the interconnection of said front section of fabric and said back section of fabric, said pouch being suited for receiving fecal matter therein; and
  • a pair of connectors, each of said connectors includes two ends, wherein one end of each of said connectors is connected to the top surface of said front section of fabric and the other ends of said connectors are connected to the top surface of said back section defining a first orifice, a second orifice, and a third orifice, said first and second orifice being suited for receiving the wings and legs of the bird and said third orifice being suited for receiving the head of the bird.


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Other References:
  • Penny Ward Moser, "Dreams, Schemes, and 3,300 Better Mousetraps," Discover,p. 85, Dec. 1985.


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