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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on July 13, 2004.

Apparatus for Determining Dog's Emotions By Vocal Analysis of Barking Sounds and Method for the Same

patent#: US 6761131

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posted on 9/27/2005, patent issued on 7/13/2004

"The present invention relates to an apparatus of determining animal's emotions from vocal analysis of barking sounds, and more particularly, it relates to an apparatus of determining dog's emotions by vocally analyzing barking sounds."

Sit. Stay. Bark slowly and clearly. Do no, I repeat, do NOT urinate on the mike stand.

This device for emotionally retarded pet owners and those wishing to gain Tarzan-like barking abilities may be more promising than Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication No. H10-3479 titled "Interpretation Method for Reading Animal's Mind and Interpretation Device for the Same" but slightly less accurate than a Peanuts cartoon. The invention picks up on such hard-to-detect feelings "loneliness", "frustration", "aggressiveness", "assertiveness", "happiness", and "wistfulness" (wistfulness? Aww... who's the little doggie feeling pensive?) to ensure a longer, happier, emotionally satisfying relationship.

Apparatus for Determining Dog's Emotions By Vocal Analysis of Barking Sounds and Method for the Same

Comments on Apparatus for Determining Dog's Emotions By Vocal Analysis of Barking Sounds and Method for the Same

Jon | Dec 6, 2005 7:01 AM
Bark (dogbowl)! Want food. Bark (paw at door)! Want out. Grrrr! leave me the fuck alone. Arf (tail wag)! I am happy. Wow, that was hard.

robin | Dec 2, 2005 6:01 AM
How do I go about buying htis product?

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