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Feeding Device

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Feeding Device



Treat dispenser
11/27/14 - 20140345532 - One embodiment of a treat dispenser for an animal comprises a support and a plurality of coaxially stackable and nestable pods slidably disposed along the support, each pod having an interior for receiving a treat, a sidewall, a first opening and a second opening coaxial with the first opening, the...

System and method for cognitive enrichment of an animal
11/13/14 - 20140331936 - A system and method for cognitive enrichment of an animal. At least one display device is configured to display stimuli to an animal. At least one input device is configured to accept input from the animal. At least one reward dispenser is configured to dispense a reward to the animal....

Pet toy treat dispenser
10/30/14 - 20140318462 - A treat dispenser is provided for an animal to dispense treats by moving the dispenser. The dispenser includes a central spherical body, and a plurality of peripherally spaced spheres or balls connected to the body by respective branches. Each of the balls has a treat dispensing opening. The body has...

Birdfeeder apparatus
10/16/14 - 20140305373 - A birdfeeder apparatus that includes a tubular housing having an inner surface that defines an internal cavity. A plate having a first major surface and an opposing second major surface is positioned within the internal cavity. The plate divides the internal cavity into a first chamber that is termed by...

System and method for variable animal interaction device
10/02/14 - 20140290582 - Disclosed is a system for a variable animal interaction device including an animal interaction device; a shell at least partially embedded into the animal interaction device; a component that is substantially encapsulated within the shell, wherein the shell is a barrier between the animal and the component; a detection device...

Interactive treat-dispensing toy for animals
09/18/14 - 20140261194 - A treat-dispensing toy for an animal, particularly a dog, includes a hollow shell including an interior chamber and an interior structure disposed within the hollow shell to provide maze-like passageways in the shell. By rolling or tossing the shell about, the animal can work a treat along the passageways to...

Pet toy treat dispenser
09/18/14 - 20140261195 - A treat dispenser is provided for an animal to dispense treats by moving the dispenser. The dispenser includes a central spherical body, and a plurality of peripherally spaced spheres or balls connected to the body by respective branches. Each of the balls has a treat dispensing opening. The body has...

System for managing livestock flow
09/18/14 - 20140261196 - A space management system for livestock producers is provided where the turn over date of the space is determined by dynamically taking into account the rate of feed intake, a starting weight, a target market weight, a feed to gain ratio and factors effecting feed intake and feed to gain...

Animal feeder
09/18/14 - 20140261197 - An animal feeder comprises a vertical portion having a front side, a back side, a left side, and a right side. A first groove extends continuously through each of the left side, the front side, and the right side. At least a part of the back side is generally concave...

Projectile pet food
07/10/14 - 20140190418 - An edible animal food projectile is provided. The projectile is compatible for being launched from a launching apparatus such as a toy gun or the like. The projectile includes an edible body made from a starch-based material consisting essentially of an expanded starch. The edible body is formed into a...

Method and apparatus for feeding and attracting wildlife
06/26/14 - 20140174367 - A container for feeding and/or attracting animals, which may have a cylindrical body portion, a top end, and a bottom end opposing the top end, which together define an inside chamber. Each of the top end and the bottom end of the container may be substantially perpendicular to the cylindrical...

Insect barrier pet bowl assembly
06/19/14 - 20140165919 - A bowl assembly (2) includes a bowl (4) which is suitable for holding various types of produce but which is intended for receiving food for a pet. The bowl assembly (2) is supported upon a tray (6). Four legs (8) are disposed to support the tray and are of sufficient...

Animal feeder
06/12/14 - 20140158054 - An animal feeder for facilitating oral hygiene includes a body having a support wall for supporting food for an animal. A plurality of tongue scraping formations project away from the support wall for scraping a tongue of the animal when the animal licks the tongue scraping formations on the support...

Squirrel resistant dome-shaped bird feeder port
04/03/14 - 20140090600 - A bird feeder is provided having a seed reservoir with a side wall that has at least one seed access opening and a squirrel resistant feed port assembly having a seed access restricter. The seed access restricter has a body with an inner opening in communication with the reservoir side...

Internet controlled pet feeder
04/03/14 - 20140090601 - The invention provides remotely programmable, automated, multi-meal pet feeding apparatuses for use by pet owners and caretakers. Such apparatuses may include a communications module for connection to a communications network such as the Internet. The apparatuses may also include a built-in webcam to monitor a pet's feeding activity and environment....

Animal training device and methods therefor
03/27/14 - 20140083364 - In accordance with the present invention, a training device is provided for training animals to perform or refrain from performing a target activity. The training device includes a reward dispenser that is capable of dispensing a reward to an animal being trained upon receiving a reward dispensing command. The reward...

Animal enrichment devices
03/13/14 - 20140069338 - The present invention is directed to an animal enrichment device that includes a support coupled to a base and a mobile member coupled to the support such that the mobile member can move relative to the base and/or the support. The mobile member includes at least one food retaining element,...

Bird feeder
03/06/14 - 20140060438 - A bird feeder comprising a feed container having a side wall and a plurality of feed openings therein, a shroud extending about the feed container, the shroud having feed openings therein, the feed openings being spaced from the top of the shroud by a distance equal to between 20% and...

Dispensing device for animal consumables and methods of using the same
02/20/14 - 20140048017 - Systems and methods of providing an edible consumable substance to an animal, and methods of training an animal, including the provision of a housing with an edible substance therein, a dispensing member provided at one end of the housing, the dispensing member having at least one aperture through which the...

Feed-level controlled dispenser
02/13/14 - 20140041593 - A feed dispenser includes a housing and a piston assembly. The piston assembly includes a piston disposed within the housing, the piston and the housing configured to translate relative to each other, and a sheath. The sheath extends about the piston and spring and defines a feed volume with the...

Food dispensing interlocking animal toy system
01/02/14 - 20140000521 - An animal toy features the ability to connect two or more separate toys of varying shape, size, color, and/or texture, together to create larger and more complex toy systems. The animal toy allows an almost endless variety of toy systems to capture the interest as well as challenge and develop...

Pet food dispenser
12/19/13 - 20130333622 - A pet food dispenser comprising a lid and a hopper bin. The lid fits over a loading opening of the hopper bin. A main section includes a base, and the main section includes a base cover having a hopper funnel and a hopper recess. An auger assembly has an intake...

Haven for use with a bird feeder
11/21/13 - 20130305993 - A haven for use with a bird feeder is provided that includes a collapsible spiral rod assembly having an upper end and a lower end. The spiral rod haven has a plurality of spiral convolutions and is selectively movable between a collapsed position and an extended position. The spiral rod...

System for metering feed in feed lines
10/24/13 - 20130276709 - According to an embodiment of a method for measuring feed flow, feed is moved through a flexible pipe using a flexible auger operably positioned within the pipe. Feed flow through a metered section (309) of the flexible pipe is metered using a feed meter (304) attached to the flexible pipe....

Pet treat dispenser
10/03/13 - 20130255579 - A pet treat dispenser including a housing, a power source, a controller, and a shooting mechanism. The housing has a treat chamber containing a plurality of treats. The controller is configured to issue a signal to release a treat. The at least one shooting mechanism is positioned in the housing....

Treat dispenser
09/12/13 - 20130233246 - A treat dispenser having a sound producing element that may be activated in connection with dispensing treats from the dispenser. The treat dispenser may include a telescoping member and a housing member that may be displaced to dispense treats and emit a sound (e.g., click) from the sound producing element....

Baiting method and composition
08/29/13 - 20130220225 - wherein the coating of the delivery device has a hardness such that the coating is not readily breached upon mastication by a target or non-target animal species and further wherein the delivery device will not pass through a Tyler 5 mesh....

Seed port for bird feeder
08/15/13 - 20130206073 - A seed port for a bird feeder, the seed port being insertable into an aperture formed in the wall of the bird feeder, the seed port having at least one protrusion formed on a rear face of a front wall, the protrusion extending into a notch formed in a wall...

Poultry feeder with beak grooming device
06/06/13 - 20130139755 - A poultry feeder with beak growth control device is provided. In one embodiment, the feeder includes a feeder pan, a feeder tower, and a beak grooming ring. The grooming ring is removably inserted in the feeder and has an annular shape complementary configured to engage a corresponding shape of the...

Animal-operated grain dispenser
06/06/13 - 20130139756 - An animal-operated grain dispenser capable of dispensing grain, feed, or medicine to an animal interacting with the dispenser is disclosed. The dispenser may serve to entertain as well as feed the animal by way of toys or entertainment devices located within the dispenser. When an animal interacts with the dispenser,...

Projectile pet food
05/30/13 - 20130133581 - An edible animal food projectile is provided. The projectile is compatible for being launched from a launching apparatus such as a toy gun or the like. The projectile includes an edible body made from a starch-based material consisting essentially of an expanded starch. The edible body is formed into a...

Suspended receptacle having a removable lid
04/25/13 - 20130098297 - A receptacle suspended from a support member having a hollow housing and a lid to enclose the interior thereof. A cable secured to the housing extending though a locking mechanism affixed atop the lid so that the lid may be moved from a closed to an open position....

Apparatus and method to feed livestock
04/18/13 - 20130092087 - A method and apparatus for feeding livestock is presented. The method includes feeding livestock using a mobile feed preparation apparatus (300) comprising a processor (410) and a first non-transitory computer readable medium (420) in communication with the processor (410), wherein the mobile feed preparation apparatus (300) can dispense a plurality...

Animal feeder
03/28/13 - 20130074776 - An animal feeder includes a feed reservoir having a cavity for holding a feed material, and a feed dispensing assembly coupled to the feed reservoir. The feed dispensing assembly includes a check valve to allow selective access to the feed material. The check valve inhibits feed leakage from the feed...

Poultry feeder with level sensor
02/14/13 - 20130036976 - A feed level sensor for a poultry feeding system is positioned within the drop tube of a control feeder of the feeding system. The sensor comprise a first light emitter/light detector pair to detect when the level of feed in the drop tube falls below a predetermined “empty” level and...

Pet food container holding apparatus
01/24/13 - 20130019808 - The patent relates to pet food container holders. In one example the pet food container holder includes a sidewall that extends from a base to a top. The sidewall approximates a portion of a cone or a portion of a pyramid and defines a generally vertical passageway that extends from...

Squirrel proof bird feeder
01/10/13 - 20130008383 - A squirrel proof bird feeder includes a hanger device, a bird feeder container attached to the hanger device, and a shield attached to the hanger device and located above the bird feeder container, and the shield includes two shielding members each having one or more latching members, and the latching...

System and method for weight management of one or more pets
12/27/12 - 20120325156 - A system and method is described for determining, based on one or more variables, the appropriate amount of food to dispense in order to implement weight management individually tailored to one or more pets. Based on the one or more variables, a predefined weight of food is determined that should...

Apparatus and method to feed livestock
12/13/12 - 20120312240 - A portable feed apparatus comprising a feed container, a mixing assembly that receives a feed from said feed container, at least one feed additive assembly in flowable connection with said mixing assembly, and a controller in communication with said mixing assembly....

Adjustable pet foraging feeder and wobble toy
11/29/12 - 20120298044 - The feeder toy is designed for cats and small dogs. The device is formed from a non-toxic, eco-friendly food grade plastic. The rounded, weighted profile provides a self-propelled motion, eliminating the need for any batteries. The innovative design wobbles and moves about the floor, forcing a pet to move and...

method for reducing emission of carbonaceous gasses
10/25/12 - 20120266823 - The invention relates to a method for reducing the emission of methane, and possible other carbonaceous gasses being produced during processing of feed in the bowel of livestock, into the atmosphere. The method comprises feeding the livestock with feed comprising solid carbonaceous matter, the livestock digesting the feed, methane and...

Animal feeding reminder system
09/27/12 - 20120240862 - The animal feeding reminder includes a food handling apparatus which comprises a food scoop, a food bowl, or a food container for the transportation, selling, or purchasing of animal food. Date or time indicia are associated with the food handling apparatus. A marker is associated with the food handling apparatus...

System and method for cognitive enrichment of an animal
09/27/12 - 20120240863 - A system and method for cognitive enrichment of an animal. At least one display device is configured to display stimuli to an animal. At least one input device is configured to accept input from the animal. At least one reward dispenser is configured to dispense a reward to the animal....

Sow lactation feeder
08/30/12 - 20120216749 - An on-demand animal feed apparatus is provided comprising a receiving chamber, base tube and actuator. The receiving chamber comprises an upper section to connect to a feed supply, a lower section, and an intermediate section disposed between the upper and lower sections. A base tube is connected to the lower...

Combination pet food tray and activity device
07/05/12 - 20120167827 - A combination pet food tray and activity device has a plurality of columns removably or fixedly attached to a base. Each column having a top opening into which a pet insert its paw to take the food in the columns. In a preferred embodiment, some of the columns comprise at...

Animal feed/water dispenser with dual-use invertible base
05/31/12 - 20120132143 - An animal food/water dispensing apparatus provides a base that is invertible for alternative use as a water bowl or a feed bowl in conjunction with a single reservoir container design that is adapted to supply either water or feed to the base, so that a minimum of components are required...

Removable adapter to facilitate manual filling of animal feeders
05/10/12 - 20120111277 - The removable multipurpose adapter can be used to facilitate the refilling process of large wildlife feeders. A bag of feed is dropped onto an elongate blade positioned in the adapter accomplishing two tasks almost simultaneously. First the elongate blade instantly opens the bag and the feed promptly falls from the...

Lever mounted system and method for feeding and cleaning game
04/26/12 - 20120097109 - A game feeder system is disclosed. Specifically, a game feeder system is disclosed comprising a lever having a first end, a second end, and a fulcrum point. Further, said game feeder system comprises one or more legs each having a first end and second end. The game feeder system also...

Gravity poultry feeder
03/01/12 - 20120048200 - A gravity poultry feeder includes feeding ports designed to eliminate feed waste and contamination. In addition, the present invention provides a gravity poultry feeder that prevents bird droppings from being deposited in either the feeding area or feed reservoir. The feeder for poultry includes a reservoir, a plurality of feeding...

Animal cabinet system with adjustable feeding station
02/02/12 - 20120024234 - In an exemplary embodiment, the feeding station includes a vertically-adjustable shelf or feeding tray having the feeding and water bowls. The shelf or feeding tray is configured to slide in and out from the cabinet to provide easy access to the bowls of the feeding station. The feeding station shelf...

Bird feeder with removable ports
01/12/12 - 20120006272 - A bird feeder has a body member, a base, and at least one feed port member. The body member is used for storing bird food having a top end, a bottom end and a sidewall with the sidewall of the body member defining at least one feeding aperture. A base...

Pet activated feeder system
06/09/11 - 20110132266 - A feeder includes a vertical housing enclosing a feed reservoir. The upper portion of the feed reservoir is secured by a hinged horizontal extension of the vertical housing. The hinged portion of the vertical housing contains a lid through which the feed reservoir may be replenished. The feed reservoir narrows...

Animal monitoring method and apparatus
06/02/11 - 20110126770 - A method and installation for automatically determining the readiness of an animal for being weaned off liquid feed and onto dry feed. The height of an animal in an animal installation is automatically measured using a height measurement system at a selected location within the installation. A suitable location within...

Feeding device for poultry having non-sharp-edged circumferentially closed bars or other parts delimiting feed openings between the bars
05/12/11 - 20110107972 - A feeding device for feeding poultry comprising a dish-shaped dispensing pan with an outer circumferential edge, a feed drop tube opening out above a central part of the pan such that a volume of feed transported to the drop tube is distributed over the bottom surface of the pan, and...

Treat dispenser for animals and method
04/14/11 - 20110083608 - A dispenser device is provided for use by an animal to selectively dispense treats from the device. The device includes a body having an interior opening to receive treats, and an opening is formed in the body to allow dispensing of the treats. A base of the device includes a...

Method for processing meat
02/03/11 - 20110023786 - A system and method is shown for processing animals, such as calves, from birth to slaughter by utilizing hot-fed rations during the feeding process. The system and method reduces or eliminates the need to use hormones and simultaneously reduces or eliminates the need to sterilize the meat products. Each calf...

Device for feeding animals
02/03/11 - 20110023787 - Device for feeding animals, including a frame with a feed holder for a feeding site for an animal, wherein the frame is provided with a restricting device for restricting in at least two opposite lateral directions a dwelling space for an animal using the feeding site, also provided with means...

Animal feeder and hanger
12/30/10 - 20100326362 - A hanger for hanging an object, such as a bird feeder, on an exterior support at a desired orientation relative to the exterior support. The hanger includes a first body having a hook at a first end thereof for mounting on the exterior support, a second body having one of...

Portable, multi-access container
12/02/10 - 20100300363 - A container for storing or delivering a consumable liquid or semi-solid to an animal, such as a human or domesticated pet, includes a receptacle for holding its contents and two or more openings. At least one opening is an elongated opening formed in the side of the walls of the...

Bird feeder with retractable feeder body
12/02/10 - 20100300364 - A novel bird feeder is disclosed comprising a top portion with a hook, a cap and shield, and a bottom portion with a feeder body and a tray the top portion and the bottom portion being interconnected by a cable. One end of the cable is affixed to the bottom...

Dispenser for the preferably automatic training of animals, especially while using a treat dispenser fastened on the animal
04/15/10 - 20100089327 - The invention relates to various devices which allow dogs to be temporarily occupied automatically when the owner is absent....

Bird feeder
04/15/10 - 20100089328 - A miniature size bird feeder that includes a feed holder; a cap or cover over the feed holder; means for releasably attaching the cap or cover to the feed holder and an attachment means for supporting the feed holder....

Telescopic bird feeder
11/19/09 - 20090283044 - A bird feeder comprising a bird food containment housing (1) which is closed at the bottom and open at the top to permit bird feed to be introduced, a closure member (2) for closing the open top of the housing (1), means (4) for releasably securing the closure member (2)...

Hay feeder for livestock
11/19/09 - 20090283045 - A sheet of plastic formed into a tubular shape with a round bale of hay constrictively retained within the tube by a restraining means around the tube. The restraining means is tightened to hold the bale of hay. The hay within the plastic tube is used to feed livestock. A...

Treat-dispensing tug toy
06/18/09 - 20090151643 - The treat-dispensing tug toy is a pet toy intended for the convenient dispensing of dog treats or similar chewable pet food during interactive play between a dog and its owner. The toy has a hollow, handle portion and a nose portion with a ring for attaching a rope or pull...

Pet food dispenser
06/11/09 - 20090145365 - The apparatus of the present invention is a pet pantry having storage containers for pet-related equipment, accessories, medication, or other items, and also pet food storage and dispensing. The food dispensing mechanism allows for measured food dispensing, providing volume adjustment mechanisms to dispense a desired quantity of pet food. The...

Sure feed automatic feeder
05/14/09 - 20090120369 - The present invention, an automatic animal feeder, comprises a barrel, spinner plate, and control unit. Barrel is free standing large container for storing the feed. The bottom of the barrel forms a funnel for conducting the food into a spinner plate. A spinner plate is disposed directly below the funnel...

Methods and systems for supplying liquid feed to livestock
04/30/09 - 20090107405 - Methods and systems for providing liquid feed to livestock deliver the liquid feed to a feeding station at a temperature below that of the mother's natural milk to encourage use of the liquid feed by the young as a supplement and not a replacement. A second reservoir expands the capacity...

Bird and animal feeder arrangement and article hanging method
03/19/09 - 20090071408 - An apparatus and method allows at least a reservoir portion of a bird feeder to be relieved of its mounted hanging condition and replaced thereto in a facilitated manner. A mounting structure normally remains in an attached state with an elevated support, such as a tree limb, pole or the...

Feeding device using air flow
02/26/09 - 20090050063 - The feeding device contains a barrel, a discharge pipe, a feed pipe, and a blower. The grainy feedstuff is fed to the blower and then is blown upward into the barrel via the feed pipe. Extraneous air is expelled from the barrel via the discharge pipe. The feeding device efficiently...