Patent Number: 6,310,553

Title: Positioning means

Abstract: According to one form of the invention, and with reference to FIG. 1, there is provided a positioning means. The positioning means comprising a global positioning system (GPS) 1 and a switch means 2. The GPS 1 and the switch means 2 are carried by a search and rescue dog 4 by way of a harness or jacket 3. The switch means incorporates a pull mechanism or a sound sensitive mechanism which activates the switch mechanism 2 when the dog 4 pulls the pull mechanism or barks. This causes activation of the GPS 1 to record and/or transmit information to identify the position of the positioning means, and thus a person, animal, substance, or article found by the dog.

Inventors: Dance; Adrian Peter (Dumbarton, Roxburgh, Central Otago, NZ)


International Classification: A01K 15/00 (20060101); A01K 29/00 (20060101); A01K 11/00 (20060101); A01K 15/02 (20060101); G08B 21/02 (20060101); G08B 21/00 (20060101); G08B 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018