Pet refuse bag dispenser attachable to a leash or collar

  • US 6,076,717 A
  • Filed: 04/13/1998
  • Issued: 06/20/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A pet refuse bag dispenser, comprising:

  • a housing including a cylindrical base having an open end, the housing defining an inner cavity and having an aperture therethrough permitting access to the inner cavity;

    a removable lid for enclosing the open end of the cylindrical base, the lid including an eye loop extending outwardly therefrom, providing means for connecting the pet refuse bag dispenser to a leash;

    a roll of a plurality of plastic bags connected end-to-end, disposed within the inner cavity of the housing and having a dimension greater than the aperture, the bags being individually removable from the housing through the aperture; and

    means for centrally and rotationally retaining the roll of plastic bags within the housing, including a tubular axle about which the roll of plastic bags is wound, and means for positioning the tubular axle centrally within the inner cavity of the housing including an upper axle guide integrally formed with and protruding from the lid and configured to be inserted into a first end of the tubular axle and, a lower axle guide integrally formed with and protruding from the cylindrical base and configured to be inserted into a second end of the tubular axle, such that the tubular axle, and thus the roll of plastic bags, may rotate within the housing.

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