Nice Patent… For Me to Poop On!

from the good-patent-office,-good--boy dept

theodp writes “What’s that, Lassie? Timmy’s in the Patent Office? On Tuesday, the USPTO issued U.S. patent no. 7,090,268 for a Dog waste catcher and holder, i.e., catching dog poop with a grocery bag on a stick (patent image).” It gets really fun when the patent tries to explain how it’s different from prior art.


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Ryan says:

You know, I'd really like to see...

…someone actually using this device. A group of friends and I made a video about something like this back in high school as a joke. During the shoot, we discovered how freaking hard it is to get an animal to {cough} evacuate into anything that you have hovering below them. My God, I guess just any old piece of crap gets a patent these days? [no pun intended]

Horses Mouth says:

Microsoft to release Zune poop scooper beta on fri

Never one to be too late for the party, today Microsoft announced that they too have a poop scooper product that will work seamlessly with your septic system, or Windows (same thing), a Microsoft spokesgirl was quoted as saying “we arent afraid to take some shit, and we dont give a shit either”

Ron (profile) says:

Squat

The guy who submitted this patent, and the one who approved it are both frickin’ idiots. My dogs squat when they crap; they don’t stand there and shoot sh*t straight out the back (come to think of it, neither do they turn to the left and smile as they do so). So, to make this work, I need to shove this baggie under my dog squatting in the grass, hope I make directly under the evacuation chute, and that when the dog feels something russtling under her backside, hope she does not run off whilest continuing to crap on the run. That’s for the large dog. The small one starts out at only about 6 inches off the ground. You can imagine (well, if you really want to think about it that hard) how low she gets to the ground when she’s doing her thing.

oldbear says:

Pooper bag

Is this any different than the pooper scoopers that are already sold in the stores? We have a very large dog – I use old plastic bags – don’t really want to carry any more “crap” when out walking the dog. We go out first thing in the morning, and I’m not that awake – I’d hate to grab the wrong damn end of this “crappy” device. Watch out – next this guy will patent the plastic bag on the hand – and then we’ll all be picking up dog crap with our bare hands – until he pantents that too…

michele says:

Poop Catcher, love it!! Have one!

Sorry to all you haters of the idea, but I love it and have fashioned my own catcher(even before seeing this website) to keep from having a messy yard. The trick is to get your pup use to it at a young age, we take our pup out to potty on a leash and he goes in a matter of minutes, he is not even aware of the catcher behind him and I am spared the messy job of clean up afterwards. Now it would not be something a person would find a use for when you dog is free to potty where ever and clean up is done afterwards, but it works great for dogs that are trained to potty on a walk or while on a leash. There are patents dating back to 1907, so it has been around a lot longer than you think!

michele says:

Poop Catcher, love it!! Have one!

Sorry to all you haters of the idea, but I love it and have fashioned my own catcher(even before seeing this website) to keep from having a messy yard. The trick is to get your pup use to it at a young age, we take our pup out to potty on a leash and he goes in a matter of minutes, he is not even aware of the catcher behind him and I am spared the messy job of clean up afterwards. Now it would not be something a person would find a use for when you dog is free to potty where ever and clean up is done afterwards, but it works great for dogs that are trained to potty on a walk or while on a leash. There are patents dating back to 1907, so it has been around a lot longer than you think!

George Kovacs inventor says:

Pooper scooper Invention

I invented a disposable paper pooper scooper which is under patent pending. It is a paper plate with paper spikes on it. It is placed over the poop and you step on it. The poop sticks to it and it is very easy to pick and dispose of. I can send you samples for free to try it out if anyone is interested.

Sincerely George Kovacs inventor

Braden Smith says:

Beast Master

I also came up with this idea and have been using it twice a day with my great dane! So before you poo poo this idea, let me tell you it has saved me a bunch of mess. We’re talking about three pounds of mess a day. My dane doesn’t mind me catching it either.

It is easy to be negative and critical. Try creating something someone can use. Hats off to the poop on a stick guy!

Braden Smith

martha says:

dog poop catcher!

Check out http://www.poodooty.com if you want to see one that never needs cleaning, fits in back pocket pictures of dogs using and ignoring it…Never gets dirty, bag slides down handle and stays on by friction. Can’t beat this one. It is PERFECT. Great Danes, Mastiffs, toy Poodles..PooDooty works. Really. It beats the heck out of bending down to TRY and pick the smelly crap up!
Martha

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