08985054 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 48 patents.

A pet fountain assembly that includes a cover with a drinking bowl formed therein that straddles a sidewall of a basin that can be user-provided enclosing a pump within a pumping chamber defined therebetween. The cover has a downwardly extending sidewall divided by openings that can be generally U-shaped or V-shaped into a plurality of supports on which the cover. In a preferred embodiment, one of the supports is disposed outboard the basin sidewall resting on the ground and another one of the supports is disposed inboard the basin sidewall resting on a bottom of the basin providing a water passage enabling water from the basin to reach the pump. The inboard support can provide an overflow spillway as well as define a shroud disposed between the pump and water in a lower drinking bowl of the basin. The basin can include an outwardly offset seat that locates the pump.

Title
Pet fountain with basin-straddling cover
Application Number
13/276580
Publication Number
8985054 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2011
Publication Date
March 24, 2015
Inventor
Qing He
North Andover
MA, US
John M Lipscomb
Cedarburg
WI, US
Agent
Boyle Fredrickson S C
Assignee
Pioneer Pet Products
WI, US
IPC
A01K 45/00
A01K 7/02
A01K 7/00
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