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They Invented What? (No. 143)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 22, 2020

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 3,656,459:  Excrement receptacle device for animals.

 dogdungcollector

I claim:

1. An excrement receptacle device for an animal comprising: a harness for support of the device on an animal, a hollow conduit tube having forward and rearward portions and constructed of a material which provides a normal self-sustaining shape for said tube in which an open tubular passageway is formed in the tube extending from the said forward to the said rearward portion of the tube, means on said harness for supporting said conduit tube in a fixed operative position in which the said forward portion of the tube is adjacent the anal region of the animal and entirely below the tail thereof, a flexible container, means attaching the flexible container to the conduit tube such that the flexible container extends from the said rearward portion of the tube and is in communication with the interior of…

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