Abstract: A ball-like article includes a flexible outer skin of a size and shape adapted to be readily grasped within the palm of one hand. The skin has a plush outer surface and defines an interior approximately fifty percent (50%) of which is occupied by a quantity of plastic pellets or other granular material to be movable in a generally fluidic fashion within the interior. The article has a characteristic kneadable quality adapted for therapeutic manual manipulation, light manual tossing and catching, and other non-impactive recreational activities.
February 2, 1989
Date of Patent:
July 24, 1990
Research & Development of North Carolina
Delbert L. Lathim, Ting Liu, Charles F. Foley