US 9,807,978 B2
Grooming apparatus and knot remover
Jose Longoria, Miami, FL (US)
Assigned to LONGORIA DESIGN LLC, Miami, FL (US)
Filed by Longoria Design LLC, Miami, FL (US)
Filed on Mar. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/671,801.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/995,195, filed on Apr. 3, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0201582 A1, Jul. 23, 2015
Int. Cl. A01K 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 13/002 (2013.01) [Y10T 29/49002 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49105 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A grooming apparatus comprising:
a housing including a handle portion and a comb portion, the comb portion having a plurality of tines, wherein a slot is positioned within each of the tines;
a rotatable shaft mounted in the housing;
a plurality of blades activated with the shaft, each blade of the plurality of blades being disposed in a corresponding slot;
a protective guard connected to the housing and partially covering the plurality of blades, thereby exposing a portion of each blade through a corresponding slot opening and allowing hair and fur picked up by the tines to be directed to the blades; and
structure connected to the shaft and mounted in the housing for causing the shaft to rotate.