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Publication numberUS20080054040 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/892,731
Publication dateMar 6, 2008
Filing dateAug 27, 2007
Priority dateSep 6, 2006
Publication number11892731, 892731, US 2008/0054040 A1, US 2008/054040 A1, US 20080054040 A1, US 20080054040A1, US 2008054040 A1, US 2008054040A1, US-A1-20080054040, US-A1-2008054040, US2008/0054040A1, US2008/054040A1, US20080054040 A1, US20080054040A1, US2008054040 A1, US2008054040A1
InventorsHaruji Tanaka
Original AssigneeHaruji Tanaka
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag carried on the back of an animal
US 20080054040 A1
Abstract
A bag for an animal that can prevent belt-like assemblies attached to a bag body from swaying and stably secure the bag body to the body of the animal where the bag is placed on the animal. The bag includes the bag body carried on the back of the animal, two first belt-like assemblies attached to an outer surface of the bag body and crossing each other on the belly of the animal to form an X shape, a second belt-like assembly attached to the first belt-like assemblies and forming a U shape around a neck of the animal. Each of the belt-like assemblies has an adjustment mechanism.
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Claims(6)
1. A bag for an animal comprising:
a bag body carried on the back of the animal;
two first belt-like assemblies attached to an outer surface of the bag body and crossing each other on a belly of the animal to form an X shape; and
a second belt-like assembly attached to the first belt-like assemblies and forming a U shape around a neck of the animal.
2. The bag for the animal according to claim 1, wherein one of the first belt-like assemblies comprises an adjustment mechanism for adjusting a length of the one of the first belt-like assemblies.
3. The bag for the animal according to claim 1, wherein the second belt-like assembly comprises an adjustment mechanism for adjusting a length of the second belt-like assembly.
4. The bag for the animal according to claim 2, wherein the second belt-like assembly comprises an adjustment mechanism for adjusting a length of the second belt-like assembly.
5. The bag for the animal according to claim 1, wherein one of the first belt-like assemblies is consisted of two belts each having a different length, and wherein one of the belts has a locking protruding portion at an end thereof, and the other of the belts has a locking receptacle portion at an end thereof capable of receiving the locking protruding portion inserted therein.
6. The bag for the animal according to claim 1, wherein the second belt-like assembly is consisted of two belts each having a different length, and wherein one of the belts has a locking protruding portion at an end thereof, and the other of the belts has a locking receptacle portion at an end thereof capable of receiving the locking protruding portion inserted therein.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention generally relates to a bag carried on the back of an animal, and more particularly, a bag carried on the back of an animal wherein the bag is stably secured thereto.

2. Description of Related Art

When a pet owner walks his or her companion animal, he or she often has to carry equipments such as shovel, a waste cleanup bag, and the like for disposing of excrement that the animal has discharged on a road, in a park, or the like. The pet owner usually holds a leash for controlling the animal in one hand, and carries the equipments in the other hand, which, however, causes inconvenience to the pet owner and furthermore may jeopardize the safety of the pet owner where the animal moves unexpectedly. Bags for having the animal carry the equipments were invented to solve the above-mentioned problem, for example, as described in the Japanese Registered Utility Model No. 3110104.

A conventional bag for an animal has a structure in which a main bag body is secured to the body of an animal with a single belt-like element attached to the bag body, but this structure results in drawbacks that the belt-like element is swayed and the bag becomes unstable where the animal moves rapidly.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention is made to solve the above-mentioned problem, and it is an object of this invention to provide a bag for an animal wherein a bag body is stably secured to the animal.

In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, a bag for an animal according to this invention comprises a bag body carried on the back of the animal, two first belt-like assemblies attached to an outer surface of the bag body and crossing each other on the belly of the animal to form an X shape, a second belt-like assembly attached to the first belt-like assemblies and forming a U shape around a neck of the animal.

The bag is fitted to the animal by arranging the first belt-like assemblies attached to the bag across each other in an X shape on the belly of the animal, and arranging the second belt-like assembly attached to the first belt-like assemblies around a neck of the animal to form a U shape.

The bag for an animal structured as above prevents the belt-like assemblies attached to the bag body from swaying, and enables the bag body to be stably fixed to the animal.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The above and other objects and features of the invention are apparent to those skilled in the art from the following preferred embodiment thereof when considered in conjunction with the accompanied drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a back side view of the bag carried on the back of an animal of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an elevation view of the bag carried on the back of an animal of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is another back side view of the bag carried on the back of an animal of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the bag carried on the back of an animal of the present invention where the bag is attached to the dog D.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

As shown in FIG. 1, the bag 1 for an animal comprises a bag body 10 containing equipments for disposing of excrement and the like, two first belt-like assemblies 11 and 12, and a second belt-like assembly 13.

As shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 4, the bag body 10 is in a box shape, and includes a flap 20, a surface fastener 19, and a fastener 21.

The fastener 21 is arranged starting from a proximate center of a first side surface of the bag body 10 neighboring a second side surface covered by the flap 20, passing along the second side surface, and ending at a proximate center of a third side surface opposite to the first side surface.

The flap 20 is secured to a side near the animal's neck of a lower surface of the bag body 10 in contact with the back of the animal. The surface fastener 19 is arranged at an end portion of the flap 20 in order to detachably secure the flap 20 to an upper surface opposite to the lower surface of the bag body 10.

As shown in FIG. 4, the fastener 21 is arranged from the first side surface of the bag body 10 by way of the second side surface facing the neck of the animal to the third side surface on the opposite side of the first side surface, so that the bag can be opened and closed. The flap 20 is arranged to cover the fastener 21 to prevent objects in the bag from falling out where the fastener 21 is left opened by mistake.

A belt 11 includes a pair of belts 11 a and 11 b, each of which has a different length, and further includes connection pieces 16 a and 16 b for connecting the pair of the belts 11 a and 11 b. A belt 12 includes a pair of belts 12 a and 12 b, each of which has a different length, and further includes connection pieces 17 a and 17 b for connecting the pair of the belts 12 a and 12 b.

As shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, each of the belts 11 a and 12 a is arranged on the lower surface of the bag rearward of the belts 11 b and 12 b. The belts 11 a and 12 a respectively have clasp units 15 serving as adjustment mechanism in an intermediate section of each of the belts, and respectively have three-forked triangular shaped locking protruding units 16 a and 17 b at an end of each of the belts.

The belt 11 b is attached to a position substantially diagonal to a position to which the belt 11 a is attached on the bottom of the bag body 10.

The belt 12 b is attached to a position substantially diagonal to a position to which the belt 12 a is attached on the bottom of the bag body 10.

Locking receptacle units 16 b and 17 b are respectively arranged at an end of each of the belts 11 b and 12 b to receive the three-forked locking protruding units 16 a and 17 b inserted therein for connection between the belts 11 a and 11 b and between the belts 12 a and 12 b.

The belt-like assembly includes a pair of belts 13 a and 13 b, each of which has a different length.

The belt 13 a is attached to a portion where the belt 12 b is attached to the bag, and the belt 13 b is attached to a portion where the belt 11 b is attached to the bag.

A clasp unit 15 is arranged in an intermediate section of the belt 13 a, and a three-forked locking protruding unit 18 a is arranged at an end of the belt 13 a.

A locking receptacle unit 18 b is arranged at an end of the belt 13 b to receive the three-forked locking protruding unit 18 a inserted therein for connection between the belts 13 a and 13 b.

The locking protruding unit 16 a arranged at the end of the belt 11 a is inserted into the locking receptacle unit 16 b arranged at the end of the belt 11 b, so that the belt 11 a and the belt 11 b are connected to form the belt-like assembly 11.

The locking protruding unit 17 a arranged at the end of the belt 12 a is inserted into the locking receptacle unit 17 b arranged at the end of the belt 12 b, so that the belt 12 a and the belt 12 b are connected to form the belt-like assembly 12.

Furthermore, the locking protruding unit 18 a arranged at the end of the belt 13 a is inserted into the locking receptacle unit 18 b arranged at the end of the belt 13 b, so that the belt 13 a and the belt 13 b are connected to form the belt-like assembly 13.

Shorter belts and longer belts are connected as hereinabove described, so that the belt-like assemblies 11 and 12 are formed below the lower surface of the bag and cross each other to form an X shape, as shown in FIG. 1. On the other hand, a shorter belt and a longer belt are connected to form a loop, namely, the belt-like assembly 13.

Clasp units 15 are arranged to adjust lengths of the belt-like assemblies 11, 12 and 13, thereby allowing finer adjustments of the belt-like assemblies.

FIG. 4 shows the bag 1 for an animal according to the present invention in a case where the bag is fitted on a dog D.

The bag 1 for an animal can be fitted by first placing the lower surface of the bag body 10 on the back of the dog, arranging the belt 13 a around a neck of the dog to form a U, and inserting the locking protruding unit 18 a arranged at the end of the belt 13 a into the locking receptacle unit 18 b arranged at the end of the belt 13 b to connect the belt 13 a and the belt 13 b.

Subsequently, the belt 11 a is placed across a belly of the dog D, and the locking protruding unit 16 a arranged at the end of the belt 11 a is inserted into the locking receptacle unit 16 b arranged at the end of the belt 11 b to connect the belt 11 a and the belt 11 b.

Subsequently, the belt 12 a is placed across a belly of the dog D, and the locking protruding unit 17 a arranged at the end of the belt 12 a is inserted into the locking receptacle unit 17 b arranged at the end of the belt 12 b to connect the belt 12 a and the belt 12 b.

Finally, the lengths of the belt-like assemblies are adjusted with the clasp units 15 arranged in the belt-like assemblies 11, 12 and 13, so that the bag body 10 is firmly secured to the dog.

The first belt-like assemblies comprised of two belt-like assemblies arranged on the bag body cross each other on the belly of the animal in an X shape, and further, the second belt-like assembly is placed around the neck of the animal in a U shape, so that the bag body is stably secured to the animal.

Furthermore, the clasp units are arranged in the belt-like assemblies to adjust the lengths of the belt-like assemblies, so that the belt-like assemblies attached to the bag body is prevented from swaying, and thus, the bag body is stably secured to the animal.

The locking protruding units and the locking receptacle units enable easy connection and disconnection of the belt-like assemblies, so that the bag body can be attached to and detached from the animal easily.

Although, the bag for a dog is exemplified in the above embodiment, the present invention is not limited thereto but can be applied to any other animals such as cats, horses, and the like.

The foregoing description of preferred embodiment of the invention has been presented for purposes of illustration and description, and is not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise form disclosed. The description was selected to best explain the principles of the invention and their practical application to enable others skilled in the art to best utilize the invention in various embodiment and various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated. It is intended that the scope of the invention should not be limited by the specification, but be defined by the claims set forth below.

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US7878154Nov 14, 2008Feb 1, 2011Ryerson UniversityRemote parcel deployment system
Classifications
U.S. Classification224/637, 224/191
International ClassificationA45F3/04, A45F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K27/006, A01K27/008, A45F3/04
European ClassificationA01K27/00E, A01K27/00G, A45F3/04