US Patent No. 10,655,289

PET WASTE COLLECTION DEVICE WITH ARTICULATED RECTANGULAR FRAME


Patent No. 10,655,289
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Pet Waste Collection Device With Articulated Rectangular Frame
Inventorship Kevin B. Kelly, Hillsborough, NJ (US)
Elisabeth A. Kelly, Hillsborough, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,655,289

1. A pet waste collection system, which comprises:a) a main housing having a hollow inside area and having a top, a bottom, a front, and a back wall and at least one sidewall, and having an opening accessible to said hollow inside area, said main housing further including a recessed wall area adapted for nesting of a collapsible frame, and at least one orifice on said back wall for movement of a portion of a sliding pole;
b) said sliding pole, having a proximal end positioned backwardly away from said at least one orifice and having a distal end positioned forwardly away from said at least one orifice such that said sliding pole rests within said at least one orifice, said sliding pole distal end being connected to section of a slidable, collapsible frame for extension and contraction thereof, and having an extended position wherein said pole distal end and said collapsible frame are located outside of said hollow inside area and said collapsible frame is open and extended, and having a contracted position wherein said distal end of said pole is contracted into said hollow inside area and said collapsible frame is collapsed and located inside of and nested in said hollow inside area;
c) said collapsible frame for holding a waste receptacle, which is formed of at least two unconnected frame sections, and movably related to movement of said pole, at least a first frame section being a frame section connected to said pole distal end for movement therewith, and at least a second frame section that is positioned to be pushed by said movement of said pole and to be pulled by opposite movement of said pole with said first frame section, wherein said at least two unconnected frame sections has a first position and a second position, wherein said first position is a collapsed position, being a retracted, closed position within said main housing hollow inside area, and said second position is an extended, open position outside of said main housing hollow inside area, and further wherein one frame section of said at least two unconnected frame sections is a leading linear frame section for positioning closest to the rear of a pet to create a wide linear edge area for efficient pet waste collection.