Patent Number: 6,166,643

Title: Method and apparatus for controlling the whereabouts of an animal

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the whereabouts of an animal is affixed to the animal and selectively administers appropriate aversive stimuli effective to deter the animal from encroachment of boundaries in accordance with predetermined conditions based on the coding and/or timing of radio signals received from at least one transmitter, which may include a wire loop. The apparatus receives radio signals intermittently transmitted from the transmitters, wherein the radio signals define at least one boundary for the animal. The apparatus then selectively administers the appropriate aversive stimuli in response to determining that at least one of the received radio signals satisfies one or more of the predetermined conditions.

Inventors: Janning; Joseph J. (West Chester, OH), Janning; Eugene A. (Cincinnati, OH)


International Classification: A01K 15/02 (20060101); A01K 15/00 (20060101); B67D 5/24 (20060101); B67D 5/22 (20060101); G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G08B 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013