Pet dish dispenser with disposable inserts

  • US 7,392,761 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2005
  • Issued: 07/01/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A pet dish apparatus for feeding, storing and dispensing a number of disposable bowls, with uppermost bowl and edge of said bowl being held and covered by a rim that is hinged on top of apparatus to keep said bowls clean and debris out of apparatus, and comprised of the following:

  • a. a retaining base means made of plastic compound that enables the device to rest on generally flat surfaces, and is comprised of a vertically extending open top casing having a hinged open lid to fit top of casing, bottom rubber stabilizer, a permanent bowl on which the disposable bowls nest, a compression spring disposed between the permanent bowl and base plate to support said permanent bowl and its load of disposable bowls, said spring having a uniform pitch from base to top plate and being of substantially less diameter than said casing, in which the retaining means is designed to hold up to 35 disposable bowls horizontally aligned to said retaining base means which fully encompasses said disposable bowls,b. a means of support made of a spring substance and attached to bottom inside of retaining base means, in which said support means exerts upward pressure on the underside of load of disposable bowls, whether one bowl or 35 bowls are loaded in the device,c. a means to secure disposable bowls in retaining base means, said means is made of a plastic compound ring hinged to top of retaining base means to hold disposable bowls in place by exerting pressure on topside rims of disposable bowls and said means snaps shut when pushed down on upper rim of retaining base means,d. a dish member means made of plastic compound that nests inside of retaining base means and sets on top of bottom support means, said dish member means is shaped slightly larger than disposable bowls, so disposable bowls set inside and are kept horizontally aligned to said retaining base means, whether one is inserted or up to 35;

    said dish member can also be used for feeding pet when disposable bowls are not available,e. a stabilizer means made of thin strip of rubber attached to bottom of retaining base means to prevent slippage on flat surfaces.

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