06148773 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 9 patents.

A retractable animal leash assembly including a housing suitable for being held in one hand is disclosed, with a freely moveable, but, if desired, lockable leash being arranged partially coiled within the housing, this housing mounting a brake key operable by the holding hand for momentarily blocking the portion of the leash located outside the holding at a desired length with a brake lock mechanism for holding the brake key in the locking position. This brake lock mechanism comprises a two-armed lever arranged to be moved between two positions on the housing reachable by the same finger/thumb of the holding hand, the handling of this pivoted lever occurring in an ergonomically optimal manner.

Title
Brake lock mechanism for animal leash assembly
Application Number
9/263880
Publication Number
6148773
Application Date
March 8, 1999
Publication Date
November 21, 2000
Inventor
Manfred Bogdahn
Hamburg
DE
Agent
Howson and Howson
Assignee
Flexi Bogdahn Technik & Co KG
DE
IPC
A01K 27/00
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