TODAY’S PATENT – SIMULATED ANIMAL FEEDING DEVICE
The inventor of Simulated Animal Feeding Device invention is Terry S. Jarvis and the invention relates to a feeding pail comprising a bucket designed to entice animals, particularly horses, to come towards its location when shaken. The date of publication is 10-10-2017 and the Patent no. is US9781903B2, it was granted patent by the USPTO on 10-10-2017. The pail has a false bottom where granular material or animal feed can be placed. When the pail is shaken, the material impinges upon the pail’s sides and false bottom, producing a sound similar to the presence of animal feed.
The pail’s false bottom can be removable, allowing for easy replacement of the granular material. It is typically made of metal or plastic. The device operates on the stimulus-response concept, where animals learn to associate the rattling sound with the presence of feed.
Once accustomed to the sound, the animals will come to the rancher even without feed in the pail, making it easier to corral them or move them to a specific location. The invention’s main objective is to provide a practical and effective way to attract and corral farmyard animals, particularly horses, using the sound of the shaken pail filled with feed material.