The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded these patents between November 2017 and February 2018.
The pet treat is shaped like a boomerang and the brand name "Dingo" is embossed on the front of the design.
US Patent No. D802,250 (Nov. 14, 2017), W. Brunner et al., assigned to Spectrum Brands, Inc., Middleton, WI.
Methods for using a soluble mineral component, such as zinc, manganese, tin, copper or combinations of these, to treat the presence of plaque in pets’ teeth. The methods may also treat oral cavity tartar, periodontal disease, gingivitis, breath odor, or a combination of these.
US Patent No. 9,827,314 (Nov. 28, 2017), E. Cox et al., assigned to Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA.
This patent explains the treatment or prevention of idiopathic or interstitial cystitis and other lower urinary tract diseases in cats and dogs by incorporating antioxidants into their diets, specifically taurine and lipoic acid.
US Patent No. 9,844,533 (Dec. 19, 2017), J. Brockman et al., assigned to Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS.
A cat food formulation that makes the animal feel full, and therefore stop eating, after it has consumed an appropriate dietary serving. This allows for the cat to control its own eating habits biologically without the pet owner having to take food away to prevent excessive weight gain.
US Patent No. 9,861,116 (Jan. 9, 2018), S. Al-Murrani, assigned to Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS.
The ornamental design for a pet food piece, as shown and described.
US Patent No. D807,610 (Jan. 16, 2018), K. Gross et al., assigned to Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY.
This complete and balanced cat food formula contains a specific ratio of arachidonic acid to eicosapentaenoic acid that, when achieved, can improve the overall hydration of the animal. As a result, the cat will be less likely to develop lower urinary tract diseases.
US Patent No. 9,884,035 (Feb. 6, 2018), J. Brockman et al., assigned to Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS.
A pet treat shaped like the outline of a T-bone of meat, e.g. steak, with a wide rounded top and a pinched bottom with two semi-circles representing the end of the bone.
US Patent No. D810,391 (Feb. 20, 2018), G. Sunvold et al., assigned to Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA.
Many on the list tout functional formulations to address key need states among dogs and cats.
Supporting mobility, anxiety relief, gut health, skin and coat health, and other in-demand need states.