20020050249-A1 is referenced by 1 patents.

A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).

Title
Electronic animal confinement system
Application Number
9/920175
Publication Number
20020050249
Application Date
August 1, 2001
Publication Date
May 2, 2002
Inventor
Paul M Allen
Cincinnati
OH, US
Timothy A Coomer
Cincinnati
OH, US
Dale A Teets
Mason
OH, US
Richard L Grimsley
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
OH, US
Assignee
Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
OH, US
IPC
A01K 15/04
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