MATERIAL FOR ABSORBING MOISTURE FROM WASTE PRODUCT:
(under the class definition) Subject matter consisting of a substance which is used to soak up, i.e., absorb, liquid present in animal excrement or urine.
(1) Note. The absorbent material, while usually in the form of small granular, formed, or cut pieces of matter, may also be in other forms, e.g., a pad, etc.
(2) Note. The absorbent material may additionally be used as bedding for an animal in some circumstances, e.g., in a stall, etc., in order to improve sanitary conditions, reduce odors, or provide comfort for lying animals.
(3) Note. A U.S. patent having a claimed disclosure to a type of absorbent material specifically provided for hereunder, i.e., paper related or clay component type, has been placed in the appropriate indented subclass as an original classification and cross referenced back to this outdent subclass when another embodiment is also disclosed or claimed, e.g., absorbent material containing alfalfa, peanut hulls, diatomaceous earth, wood shavings, etc.
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15+, for an animal confining or housing device which may include absorbent material spread over a bottom portion thereof.
28.5, for an animal bed or rest which may include absorbent material spread over a bottom portion thereof. 45+, for a nest or nest appliance in which a fowl may lay an egg.
165, for a walled receptacle which contains a material used to absorb liquid present in an animal waste product.
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424, Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions, particularly
76.6, for a deodorizing composition for fecal material, urine, pet litter, etc.
502, Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making, particularly