Covered bowls such as pet food and water bowls

  • US 8,286,589 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2010
  • Issued: 10/16/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A single member animal feeder substantially comprising:

  • a bowl formed of stainless steel or other metal;

    a cover placed about at least a portion of an exterior of said bowl in a continuous direct contact arrangement, said cover remaining affixed to said bowl during lifting, moving or repositioning;

    said cover resisting movements relative to a floor surface through adhering and frictionally impinging said cover to said floor surface;

    said cover having an annular sidewall extending up from a bottom exterior surface of said bowl, said sidewall surface terminating at an upper portion opposite said bottom outer surface that is coextensive with and circumscribes an outer surface of said bowl;

    said cover permanently attached to said bowl through frictional force and interference fit securely holding said cover on said bowl such that circumferential contact between the exterior surfaces of said bowl and the interior surfaces of said cover provides said frictional interference fit.

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