wo/2017/096528 conveniently foldable pet waste collector
The Pet Waste Collector is an apparatus that allows for an improved means of picking up pet feces.
In an aspect of an embodiment of the present invention, bags 130 may be positioned within a channel parallel to channel 136. This second channel may house bags 130 and may be accessible by lid or opening 132. The second channel leads into the first channel where the bags 130 may be lined between suction pump 142 and opening 138. In this aspect, hooks 118A &118B, 120A &120B, 122A and 122B and 124A &124B may be positioned within a motorized track (not shown) which moves each bag (i.e. the mouth of bag 130) into and across (to ensure capture of pet waste within it) channel 136 to collect the pet waste. The motorized track may be controlled by bag hook selector 112 which activates the motorized track to move each bag into place (i.e. into channel 136) once depressed.
Cylindrical or tubular structure 102B extends from the base of control console 102A and, in one aspect of an embodiment of the present invention, includes retractable and non-retractable sections, with the non-retractable section in direct connection with control console 102A. Within the non-retractable section of cylindrical or tubular structure 102B, is suction or vacuum pump 142 which is connected with channel 136 of cylindrical or tubular structure 102B. Operation of suction pump 142 is made possible by a user depressing suction/vacuum controls or button 106 which activates suction pump 142. Channel 136 serves as the suction channel for suction pump 142 with an opening 138 at its end to allow for the suction of pet waste upon activation of suction pump 142. Further down channel 136 (away from suction pump 142) is a bag dispenser having a number of waste collection bags 130 held in place by a bag attachment mechanism. This, in one aspect of an embodiment of the present invention, may be one or more pairs of hooks 118A &118B, 120A &120B, 122A and 122B and 124A &124B. Other attachment mechanisms are also contemplated. The most forward of bags 130 is positioned within channel 136 to collect pet waste suctioned by suction pump 142.
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The present invention relates, in general, to pet waste collection, and specifically an apparatus designed for the collection and disposal of pet waste having an integrated vacuum which suctions waste matter off the ground and into a pre-loaded disposable waste bag.None of the above prior art references, taken either singly or in combination, is seen to fully address the problems of easily collecting pet waste with ease while ensuring no contact with the pet owner's hand(s). As such, there still exists a need for a portable, reliable, rechargeable device or apparatus for collecting and discarding pet waste single-handedly.Although a dog, or any other pet, is a delightful addition to a family, cleaning up after them can be unpleasant at best. Specifically, collecting and disposing of pet waste matter is an unsettling task. However, most conscientious dog owners realize that it is a task that must be done. In particular, those who live in cities and suburban areas are required by laws and local ordinances to remove dog or pet waste from sidewalks or lawns immediately after the pet has answered the call of nature. For those who live in less populated areas, removing pet waste is a key factor in maintaining an attractive and well-kept yard. Most people collect their pet's waste in either a plastic or paper bag. Unsanitary and disagreeable, picking up pet waste matter by hand can be a daunting and unpleasant task. Others collect the waste using a pet scooper. Although scoopers provide a hands-free means of picking up after one's pet, their handles are short and their use requires a person to stoop to the ground in order to retrieve the waste. For those with physical limitations such as back and knee problems, bending or stooping over in order to clean up after a pet can cause pain and discomfort. Further, making sure to collect all waste matter can be a challenge and unsightly residue, loaded with germs and bacteria, can nonetheless remain.An aspect of an embodiment of the present invention contemplates a pet waste collection device which may include a cylindrical or tubular structure, where the cylindrical or tubular structure may include non-retractable and retractable portions, and a channel within the structure, a control console, connected at a first end of the cylindrical or tubular structure, where the control console may include control buttons for controlling operation of the device. In an aspect of an embodiment of the present invention, the control console may include any one or more of the following: an internal power source, a connector for receiving power from an external power source. The device may also include a suction pump located within the non-retractable portion of the cylindrical or tubular structure and in communication with the control console and the cylindrical or tubular structure's channel, a bag dispenser, located within the channel, where the bag dispenser may include at least one bag compartment for holding a waste bag, and where the at least one bag compartment may include at least one bag attachment mechanism for holding a bag in place and in line with the suction pump, and a heat sealer located at the open end of the device, where the heat sealer is aligned to seal the bag ends after collection of pet waste, where the heat sealer is in communication with the control console.