Vacuum assisted relief system (VARS)

  • US 7,018,366 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2003
  • Issued: 03/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A Vacuum Assisted Relief System for collecting animal fluid, said system comprising:

  • a garment, worn by the animal and contacting at least a portion of the animal where fluid is generated, the garment including at least one hose coupled to the garment, for collecting fluid from the animal;

    a pump, coupled to the hose, for creating a vacuum on the hose to draw fluid from the garment and outputting the fluid from the pump; and

    a receiver, coupled to the pump, for receiving fluid output from the pump,wherein the garment comprises a diaper and the at least one hose includes a manifold tube provided with a plurality of holes in the manifold tube, for receiving fluid from the garment, andwherein the manifold tube comprises a manifold loop provided with a plurality of holes in the manifold loop, for receiving fluid from the garment.

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