04977860 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 16 patents.

A stay assembly comprising a tether, a tether retracting mechanism carried by an animal collar and a slotted clip body carried by the belt of a person. One end of the tether is secured to a spool biased by a spring of the retracting mechanism and the other end of the tether has an enlarged member which is quickly attachable to and releasable from the slot of the belt clip body in which it is securely held by the tension applied to the tether by the spring biased spool. The animal collar may be attached to a wall of the retracting mechanism or pass through a channel within the housing of this mechanism.

Title
Stay assembly for tethering animals
Application Number
364890
Publication Number
4977860
Application Date
February 16, 1990
Publication Date
December 18, 1990
Inventor
Robert A Harwell
Rte. 2, P.O. Box 180-A, Johnsonville, 29555
SC, US
Agent
Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy
IPC
A01K 27/00
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