Waste collection device for catching and collecting animal droppings

Patent No. 8,511,728

Issued: August 20, 2013
Filed: March 13, 2012

Inventor: Alec A. Beaton (East Syracuse, NY)

A waste collection device comprising a handle having a grip end and a head end; a head assembly mounted to the head end of the handle defining an opening for receiving and attaching a bag comprising: a symmetric head structure; a pair of peg supports on either side of the head structure; a pair of arm supports mounted to the head structure and extending away from the head structure; and a blade having blade arm portions mounted to the pair of arm supports and a flat spade portion on a first side for scooping waste droppings from a flat surface into the bag, and a rounded tongue for scooping waste from an irregular surface into the bag; such that the bag fits in the opening formed by the head assembly, is folded over the arm supports and the a portion of the blade, and is secured to the head assembly.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/452,309, filed Mar. 14, 2011, entitled "HAND TOOL FOR CATCHING AND COLLECTING ANIMAL DROPPINGS". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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