Pet exercise and entertainment device

  • US 9,345,946 B2
  • Filed: 03/04/2013
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A pet exercise and entertainment device comprising:

  • a chute extending from an intake end to a launch end;

    a feeder having a wide mouth that tapers in diameter from an edge to the intake end of the chute, the feeder configured to receive a projectile and transport the projectile to the intake end of the chute;

    a sensor configured to sense the projectile in the intake end of the chute and to command one or more motors to power up in response to sensing the projectile;

    an actuator configured to automatically release the projectile from the intake end of the chute into the launch end of the chute, after a pre-determined time has elapsed, in response to when the sensor sensed the projectile in the intake end; and

    one or more wheels, rotated by the one or more motors, configured to launch the projectile from the launch end of the chute for a pet to retrieve.

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