Pioneer Pet Products issued US patent for 'pet feeding dish and system'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , January 22, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,631,763, issued on Jan. 21, was assigned to Pioneer Pet Products LLC (Cedarburg, Wis.).

"Pet feeding dish and system" was invented by John M. Lipscomb (Cedarburg, Wis.), Betsy M. Lipscomb (Cedarburg, Wis.), Qing He (North Andover, Mass.) and Stanley L. Suring (Cedarburg, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A pet feeding system that includes a dish assembly configured to regulate intake of food by a pet, such as a cat. The dish assembly includes a housing and a cooperating food-dispensing receptacle that dispenses food into a food-receiving chamber within the housing permitting a pet to access food in the chamber through at least one feeder port that only permits a paw of the pet to reach within the housing to get some food, while preventing direct access to the food by the head or muzzle of the pet. A lip can be provided adjacent the feeder port that provides an obstacle to free withdrawal of the food out of the feeder port."

The patent was filed on Aug. 21, 2012, under Application No. 13/590,660.

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