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Motion Activated Pet Safety Light System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004542D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 160K

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Abstract

Whether it is a tomcat out for a midnight prowl or a Boston Terrier out for an evening stroll with his owner, countless pets are run over by automobiles every year. Many of these tragedies could have been avoided if the pet were made more visible to drivers, especially at night. What is needed is a way to make pets more visible at night. The present invention is a pressure activated pet safety light system that includes a set of four elastic rings with each ring containing several battery-powered, motion-activated lights. In operation, a pet wears one elastic ring around each ankle. Movement by the pet such as walking sets off the motion activated lights, thereby making the pet more visible at night. This invention is especially well-suited to hairy pets for whom a similarly styled collar would be covered by their fur. Moreover, having four sets of lights instead of only one set around the neck makes the pet considerably more visible.

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Motion Activated Pet Safety Light System

Whether it is a tomcat out for a midnight prowl or a Boston Terrier out for an evening stroll with his owner, countless pets are run over by automobiles every year. Many of these tragedies could have been avoided if the pet were made more visible to drivers, especially at night. What is needed is a way to make pets more visible at night.

The present invention is a pressure activated pet safety light system that includes a set of four elastic rings 110 with each ring containing several battery-powered, motion-activated lights 120, as arranged in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Motion activated pet collar lighting system

In operation, a pet wears one elastic ring 110 around each ankle. Movement by the pet such as walking sets of motion activated lights 120, thereby making the pet more visible at night. This invention is especially well-suited to hairy pets for whom a similarly styled collar would be covered by their fur. Moreover, having four sets of lights instead of only one set around the neck makes the pet considerably more visible.