US Patent No. 10,034,460

RETRACTABLE LEASH


Patent No. 10,034,460
Issue Date July 31, 2018
Title Retractable Leash
Inventorship John C. Evans, Sandy Springs, GA (US)
Assignee DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC., Arlington, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,034,460

1. A retractable leash system comprising:a housing;
a leash;
a spool attached to the leash and disposed within the housing, the leash being configured to be rotationally biased so as to urge the leash into a spooled configuration; and
a brake including an operating button, a compression spring, and a brake member coupled to the operating button, the brake member being associated with the compression spring and configured to engage the spool by operation of the operating button, such that, when the brake is engaged, the spool is prevented from rotating in an unspooling direction and capable of rotating in a spooling direction.