ApplicationNo. 403231 filed on 03/09/1995
US Classes:119/165, Walled receptacle; e.g., litter box, etc., containing moisture absorbent materialD30/161WASTE COLLECTOR (E.G., LITTER BOX, ETC.)
ExaminersPrimary: Manahan, Todd E.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA01K 001/035
AbstractA cat litter box assembly comprises a rectangular litter box tray, an upstanding cover removably securable on the walls of the tray so as to extend over and about a portion of the tray rearwardly of the front wall thereof, and a removable hood pivotally mountable on the cover between an extended position and a retracted position. The hood defines an elongated forward edge portion which, when the hood is in the extended position is disposed forwardly of and above the front wall of the tray and cooperates therewith to define an elongated cat entry area therebetween extending substantially the length of the front wall of the litter tray. The front and rear litter tray walls are longer than the side walls, maximizing the width of the cat entry area for the size of the tray. In the retracted position the hood is disposed interiorally of the cover and in substantial juxtaposition therewith so as to provide unobstructed access to the interior of the litter box tray for viewing and litter cleaning. A filter element is mounted in the upper end of the cover. The cover and the hood are provided with mating sealing members which are in sealing engagement when the hood is in its extended position, preventing odors from escaping therebetween. Air deflectors are defined by the hood adjacent the ends of the cat entry area to prevent cross drafts from drawing odors outwardly therethrough and rendering the assembly virtually odor free.
Field of SearchWalled receptacle; e.g., litter box, etc., containing moisture absorbent material
Having foldable or pivotable portion
Having means for separating waste from absorbent material
Flaccid, liner-type separator
Pad-type absorbent material
Having flaccid liner
WASTE TOILET OR RELATED DEVICE
Convex or concave closure conforms to curvature of opening to be closed
Pivotally or slidably mounted semispherical hood-type closure
WASTE COLLECTOR (E.G., LITTER BOX, ETC.)