Learning, after getting my chow chow's, they ( and other pets ) can and do have eye problems introduced me to the enormous world of veterinary opthomology and; need for an item like my invention of A-EP, pronounced APE, for, A-animal E-eye P-patch. Two of my dogs began having eye problems taking me into the vast world of veterinary opthomology. Seeing angry eye conditions I realized need for protection cover-care. My largest chow was without any visible eye problems, then suddenly he has need for two separate, different conditions eye surgeries. Initially I didn't know regular vets cannot do all, including attend pets eyes. As did the vet not know who to refer me. That ushered me into role of sleuth in the veterinary opthomology field. A world in and of itself.; The field is so vast, when I did not relish a crass side of one, I had the luxury of looking further and found one even other veterinary opthomologists praise as; the best in the business. Taking two of my chow chows for eye care/attention in this specialty field, I saw many animal companions bought in needing care. Clientele having-one-angry/injured eye is tremendous in number. Each of all having -one good eye, can benefit with use of A-EP. There're many pets/animals coming to veterinary opthomologists offices that A-EP can provide protection. As can A-EP render relief for us, to not see our friends angry eye condition as we enjoy the otherwise happy side of their companionship. My initial consideration for A-EP, latter year 2000-early 2001.; During one of my dogs visit to the vet, his eyes problematic I asked about them ( prior to surgery by the veterinary opthomologist) During his examining, to one of my specific questions the vet stopped, looking directly at us his answer; "Show me how to make eye protection for a dog." That breathed life into my creating A-EP Finding nothing on the internet with my descriptive concepts prompted my invention of A-EP as protective cover-care. As did seeing the vast clientele in veterinary opthomologists offices, show need for protective care for many disturbing-angry-uncovered pet/animal eyes.
Abstract of US 2002152970 (A1)
A bone conduction speaker and a radio set having at least a receiving function are mounted on an animal such as a police dog or a rescue dog. This enables an animal trainer to have his or her instructions transferred to the animal even when the animal goes out of the range of the trainer's voice and/or encounters a very noisy environment in tracking, searching and like operations. The bone conduction speaker and the radio set both mounted on the animal are combined with each other to realize a method and apparatus for communication with the animal without fail. The method and the apparatus enable the trainer to transmit the instructions to the animal through the bone conduction speaker, so that the animal can perform an adequate action. Preferably, other instruments such as a microphone, a loudspeaker and a camera are additionally mounted on the animal.
For the training, exercise, scientific study, and monitoring of quadrupeds in general, and for particular utilization with thoroughbred racehorses, a movable physical exercise treadmill having a tripartite frame including a first elongated main frame for disposition on a floor surface; a second intermediate inclinable frame positioned on the main frame; and a third conveyor belt supporting frame contained within and supported by the second frame. A system is provided for inclining the second frame, and also for pivoting, along a longitudinal axis, the third frame with respect to the second frame. A generally longitudinal endless belt is slidably supported within the third frame and moves about transversely-extending rollers, and the quadruped's exercise occurs on a topmost movable belt surface. A load support shock-absorbing system located generally within and supported by the third frame and beneath the topmost belt surface includes a slider impact bed with layered, rearrangeable impact absorption members placed thereon. The treadmill includes a vertically-extending mast, removably and pivotally attachable to the second frame. Attached to the mast is a load cell actuating system. The load cell system is interactively attached to the quadruped by a flexible sling. In addition, a separate automatic load sensing system provides, within a belt drive system, a resistive, breaking effect if the quadruped overdrives the belt drive system, both the belt drive system and the automatic load sensing system being components of a motor unit. An impact pressure sensing system registers the amount of pressure the quadruped exerts on the belt during training and exercising sessions. An emergency panic system and a plurality of rail-mounted safety sensor means are safety features that, when actuated, can signal motor unit controlled decelerative shutdown if the quadruped exceeds predetermined lateral and forward-to-rearward safety limits.