Having Detachable Subordinate Part Of Face Or Head Patents (Class 446/100)
  • Patent number: 11247142
    Abstract: A cost effective, structural building set, suitable as a toy, uses post connectors (10) comprised of a post (12) with attached disks (14), or similar devices that insert into cutouts (31) in geometric shaped component parts (30, 80, 180). More than one component part can be connected to the same post connector, and such component parts can rotate relative to the post axis. The connector design allows construction of stable structures of many sizes, shapes, and types, and readily facilitates hinging between different sections of such assembled structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Creative Toys, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Roth, Robert D. Klauber, Brian Klauber, Joseph J. George, Susan Klauber
  • Patent number: 11185146
    Abstract: An eyelash application practice apparatus has a head with a face section and a base for supporting the head. The face section has a plurality of eye zones. The eye zones include a plurality of displaceable parts including at least one eyelid with a closure mechanism that allows the at least one eyelid to be displaced to one of a plurality of discrete positions between a first open eye position and a second closed eye position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Eyelash Trainer Limited
    Inventor: Susan Gray
  • Patent number: 10913006
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mini-figure that may be used with existing and standard toy block systems and also have the appearance of a sports figure. Improvements over traditional mini-figures include additional separate components in the arms and feet, an optional variation in torso shape, accessories which create visual impression of sports figures in natural use, unique markings identifiable by specific player or production, and a unique method of marketing and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OYO Toys, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Keath Skripps
  • Patent number: 10869462
    Abstract: A reversibly-dismantlable pet toy comprising a hollow body and head, arm, and leg appendages. The body has openings admitting corresponding appendages, each opening having a fastening means corresponding to a complementary fastening means on an associated appendage. Each appendage comprises said complementary fastening means and a strap extending from it which is stuffed into the body during setup and extends from the body during dismantlement. The appendages are inserted and fastened, after which they can be repeatedly removed and re-attached without damaging the toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Glenn
  • Patent number: 9669324
    Abstract: A cost effective, structural building set, suitable as a toy, uses post connectors (10) comprised of a post (12) with attached disks (14), or similar devices that insert into cutouts (31) in geometric shaped component parts (30, 80, 180). More than one component part can be connected to the same post connector, and such component parts can rotate relative to the post axis. The connector design allows construction of stable structures of many sizes, shapes, and types, and readily facilitates hinging between different sections of such assembled structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Creative Toys, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Roth, Robert D. Klauber, Brian Klauber, Joseph J. George, Susan Klauber
  • Patent number: 9662592
    Abstract: A method of making blocks with internally disposed magnets. Pockets for the magnets are machined into a non-extrudable material such as wood. Strong permanent magnets are disposed in the pockets to cause the faces of the block to exhibit a desired polarity magnetic field. The pockets are then sealed to permanently retain the magnets. The exterior shape of the block may be formed either prior to or subsequent to machining and sealing of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Clipper Investment Holdings LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher Harwood Haughey, William Harcourt Haughey, William Joseph Delisle
  • Patent number: 9562560
    Abstract: A tilt and lock apparatus that includes a tilt servomechanism, a spiral torsion spring, a lock wheel, and a lock hook is described herein. The spiral torsion spring is mechanically coupled to the tilt servomechanism and the lock wheel (which includes an opening). When a shaft is positioned through the opening, rotation of the lock wheel is in unison with rotation of the shaft. An external surface of the lock wheel includes one or more grooves. The lock hook includes a head that engages and disengages the grooves. The lock wheel is stationary when the head engages one of the grooves and is rotatable when the head disengages the grooves. The head and the grooves are geometrically aligned when engaged to prevent creation of a force that acts to disengage the head responsive to an applied force acting on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Salton, Stephen Buerger, Kevin J. Dullea, Lisa C. Marron, Curt Michael Salisbury, Barry Louis Spletzer
  • Patent number: 9504925
    Abstract: A doll or action figure with facial features customized to a particular individual includes a body; a head on the body, hair on the top, sides, and back of the head, and a mask-receiving recess on the front of the face, the mask-receiving recess having a perimeter extending across the top of the head adjacent the hair line, and generally downwardly at each side of the head adjacent the hairline; and a mask having facial features customized to the particular individual, seated in the mask-receiving recess on the front of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: RIGHT FOOT LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lauer
  • Patent number: 9205344
    Abstract: A toy figure assembly can be interconnected to construct a toy figure. The mating parts of the toy figure assembly are structured for friction fit attachment and include an upper body part including a neck portion and a trunk portion; a lower body part including a rod portion, a stud portion, a legs portion, and a feet portion; and arm parts having a hand portion, a forearm portion, an elbow portion, an upper arm portion, and a shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Alexander Botterill, Brian E. Fontaine, Salvatore F. Lama
  • Patent number: 9189574
    Abstract: Methods of modeling hook and loop fastening systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Looney, Nayda Liz Ramosmedina
  • Patent number: 9067147
    Abstract: A toy construct assembly system is designed for use with standardized toy construction building elements having standardized multiple male and female coupling elements. The system includes several small toy constructs, each having building elements and additional build parts that assemble to create the small toy construct in at least two distinct builds and then dissemble into its constituent parts. Each build of the small toy construct includes a small figure assembled from the building elements to which a plurality of the additional build parts are detachably coupled to create an assembled small toy construct. In addition, a combiner assembly set includes combiner assemblies that detachably couple with building elements of the small toy construct to create a large toy construct. The large toy construct is assembled from the plurality of small toy constructs and the combiner assembly set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Woodhouse
  • Publication number: 20120289117
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various systems and methods for a customized modular figurine and accessory system having any number of components. A user may select from various possible components and accessories to assemble a unique and customized modular figurine using the artistic expression of the user. The customized modular figurine and accessory system may include a plurality of modular components, for example, a torso component, a head component, a wing component, and a skirt component, each of these individual components may then be selected by an individual to create and assemble a customized modular figurine. A support riser may extend into or through various components of an assembled customized modular figurine. A customizable display component may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Montana Bach Nielsen, Elizabeth Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20120276804
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include providing a figurine, a film for application to a surface of the figurine, wherein the film is to receive an image from a digital photograph provided by a user, and wherein the figurine is customizable by applying the film with the image from the digital photograph provided by the user to the surface of the figurine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: TAYLOR J. MCKENNA, Susanna Jo Wood
  • Publication number: 20080194172
    Abstract: A re-configurable doll for use as a teaching aid or an article of entertainment comprises a torso, a head attached to the torso, and arms and legs attached to the torso. A plurality of external components are removably mountable on the head of the re-configurable doll. Further, in another aspect of the invention, there is a storage container for receiving and retaining the plurality of facial features. The storage container has a plurality of compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas K. Hong
  • Patent number: 7338340
    Abstract: A set of toy figures each has a main body portion and a detachable brain portion that are associated with a certain archetype (e.g., policeman, skateboarder, soldier, infant, athlete, cheerleader, pirate, princess, etc). In response to a user engaging a brain portion and depressing the squishy brain, a switch activates a voice response circuit that plays a voice script stored on a main PCB assembly in the brain portion with a tonal quality associated with the archetype for the main body portion. Thus, if a brain portion matched with another archetype is attached, the assembled toy figure will say content that is not associated with the toy figure but in a manner that is appropriate. Thus, a soldier's brain would speak soldier jargon, but in an infantile way when on an infant body, providing increased variety and amusement possibilities for a set of such toy figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Uncle Milton Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric S. Poesch
  • Patent number: 7291052
    Abstract: A play apparatus in the form of a toy figure includes a body member that can be separated into left and right halves by dividing generally centrally along a generally vertical line or plane and can be joined with the opposing halves of another toy figure to create different figures. Each of the left and right halves preferably has a preassigned game or power value and a name. When the two halves are joined, they produce an original, solid-figure, or a split-figure, with a combined name and a combined game value. The two halves of an original, solid-figure, or the two halves of a split-figure, when joined, blend visibly seamlessly about a line of adjoinment. In addition, the facial, head, and torso features of the two halves also blend visibly seamlessly to create an overall external impression or visual image of a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Ellman, Lawrence Mass, Fredric Ellman, Julius Ellman
  • Patent number: 6966776
    Abstract: A toy for teaching sign language includes a body with a thoracic portion and a lower limb portion that are movable between rotated and stationary positions. The present invention further includes metacarpals provided with a wire frame passing therethrough, which makes them flexible for defining various sign language movements. The present invention further includes a facial section with an oral section that is adaptable to provide various expressions via a wire frame. The facial section further includes eyebrow sections that are adaptable to a corresponding position as the oral section changes shape. The present invention may further include a simulated hearing aid and fastener for removably affixing the hearing aid to the facial section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Rhonda L. Jones
  • Patent number: 6945841
    Abstract: A doll having the likeness of a person or animal, wherein the doll form includes a body and head in the general shape of a human or animal is provided. The head includes a facial portion comprised of a first support having a receiving surface for receiving a face member. The face member is made of a second support having a transfer surface for transfer of facial features having the likeness of a particular person or animal. The first and second supports are compatible such that the face member is attached and secured to the receiving surface. The face member can be easily removed and changed with another face member having different facial features. Other exchangeable accessories, including hair and clothing, are used to customize the doll to become anyone so desired. The doll may also contain a voice recording mechanism to correlate to the voice of the individual whose facial features are on the face member. In an alternate embodiment the doll form is a hand or finger puppet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventors: Rose Marie Becker, Regina Marie Morris, Frederick Walter Becker, Jr., Edmund Joseph Powers Becker, Frederick Walter Becker, III
  • Patent number: 6810611
    Abstract: A bobblehead has a body and head. The body and head are configured to represent a characteristic identified with people or animals. The characteristic, for example, may represent an occupation, an occasion, a hobby, or a fictional or other character. The head is configured to receive a photograph of a subject matching the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Intercraft Company
    Inventor: James Christpher Yarnall
  • Patent number: 6729930
    Abstract: A magnet which has a base which is substantially flat the exterior surface of which is formed into a figure representation. The head of the figure is attached by a single, thin member to the base with the head of the figure including a photo receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Hoe King Lui
  • Patent number: 6685533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reproducible doll which a user can assemble to simulate a desired type of person or animal by himself or herself. According to the present invention, a desired type of doll is made in such a manner that the head, hands, feet, etc. shaped like corresponding portions of a real person or animal are connected by means of a plurality of connecting bars that form artificial bone sections. Joints are formed on the connecting bars to detachably and bendably connect the connecting bars, and artificial muscle sections and artificial skin sections made of elastic materials having elasticity are sequentially fitted with the outsides of the artificial bone sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: In Bong Lee
  • Patent number: 6681469
    Abstract: A decorative element for use on a pierceable object such as a pumpkin is provided which includes a decorative body and an insertion device. The decorative body defines an interior chamber. The interior chamber receives and is attached to the insertion device. Preferably, the insertion device is attached to the interior chamber with glue. A method for attaching and removing a decorative element to a pierceable object, including grasping the decorative element at a grasping section, positioning decorative element in a desired location on pierceable object and inserting the insertion device into the pierceable object. Decorative element is removed from pierceable object by grasping decorative element at grasping section and applying force sufficient to remove the insertion device from the pierceable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Hanover Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Erin Elise Damon
  • Patent number: 6669526
    Abstract: A plurality of connecting bodies are formed in various shapes of a resilient material such as molded plastic or other resilient material. The connecting bodies each define a plurality of inwardly extending slots which form receiving mechanisms for the edge portions of a plurality of cooperating generally planar plate members. The plate members are assembled to form more complex structures utilizing the connecting bodies to form interconnection therebetween. In alternate embodiments, a complex structure for the inwardly extending slots includes flexible ribs on each side of the slots together with relief slots adjacent the ribs. In further alternate embodiments, the connecting bodies and plate members may be assembled to form complex fanciful figures utilizing specialized elements such as a fanciful head member which bears a fanciful face and leg elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Manville, James P. Mills-Winkler, Armen Danielian
  • Publication number: 20030162472
    Abstract: A doll including a head (12), a torso and limbs in the form of arms and legs. The doll includes a face (18) having particular facial elements such as eyes (20), a mouth (22) and a pair of antennae (24). Each eye (20) includes an eyeball (26) and an eye rim (28). The eye rim (28) is formed from an elongate member of an endless loop configuration. The eye rim (28) is stitched to the face (18) at four locations and is constructed from a core material about which a decorative liner is disposed. The core material may be a light gauge rod of a plastically deformable material such as wire. Thus the eye rims (28) and other facial features can be manipulated by hand to vary their shapes and thus the facial expression of the doll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Jacqui Dancer
  • Patent number: 6558221
    Abstract: A doll includes a doll body supporting a head upon which a substantially blank featureless face surface is formed of a washable material. A stencil mask is configured to be received upon the face surface and defines a faceplate generally conforming to the blank face surface. The faceplate defines a plurality of shaped apertures located upon the faceplate to correspond to the general locations of facial features. A plurality of feature stamps, each having shaped flanges corresponding to the aperture shapes of the faceplate apertures support feature image stamps which may be passed through the apertures to imprint upon the face surface of the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Tina Yang
  • Publication number: 20030026934
    Abstract: A decorative element for use on a pumpkin or other like object, for example, a gourd, is provided which includes a decorative body and a fastening device capable of being attached to the pumpkin or other like body. The decorative body further includes an attachment surface and the fastening device further includes an attachment area. The attachment area is capable receiving the attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Hanover Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Erin Elise Damon
  • Patent number: 6511359
    Abstract: A toy figurine that has a head that randomly bobbles relative to the body. The head includes a photo receiving compartment with an entry slot connecting with the photo receiving compartment. A photograph is to be inserted through the entry slot into the photo receiving compartment. A headgear is mounted on the head with the headgear covering the entry slot. The headgear is magnetically attached to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Hoe King Lui
  • Patent number: 6447359
    Abstract: A doll is provided that is custom designed to resemble a specific person, either living or dead. These characteristics of sex, hair color and style, eye color and the like are selected from a group of various characteristics. A tape-recording mechanism provides for the recording of the represented person's voice, if still living, or for the recording of voices by friends or relatives, if deceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Carlos D. B. Crump
  • Publication number: 20020009945
    Abstract: An expressive figurine having dynamic facial features and, optionally, verbalization capability. The figurine of this invention can have the appearance of a human, creature, or cartoon character, and more particularly to a figurine whose facial and body features are selected and applied to the figurine by a player. The facial and body features include lenticular image and lens composites that can readily interchanged from a selection of features provided with the figurine. The figurine of this invention is also preferably an interactive toy wherein the player imparts motion or force to the toy in the course of such play interaction. The figurine also may include a motion activated sound synthesizer to create the verbalization capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 6280283
    Abstract: A doll kit comprises a body having a torso and a head, body covered with material that releasably holds hook fastening material. Facial features, body features, clothes and accessories having mounting surfaces covered, at least in part, with hook fastening material, that releasable holds the fastening material and are operable to be attached to the body. A display member formed of material that releasably holds hook fastening material receives the facial features, body features clothes and accessories for storing and displaying the facial features, complete faces, body features, clothes and accessories when they are not attached to the body. The body includes either two arms and two legs or four legs (or fantasy-like appendages), is three-dimensional and is stuffed with a soft stuffing material. The doll kit may resemble a humanoid or an animal figure, insect figure, fantasy creature, prehistoric creature or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Constance R. Sisler
  • Patent number: 6257948
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a talking toy in the form of an animated figure having a plurality of appendages for detachably combining with the toy body and that plays voice messages upon recognizing combinations of particular appendages with particular locations on the toy body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana A. Silva
  • Patent number: 6250927
    Abstract: A cosmetic application training system includes a substrate having a facial image thereon, the facial image divided into multiple facial regions; and one or more transparent overlays having outlines of the facial image regions including printed instructions for applying make-up to each of the facial image regions; wherein the substrate is treated to permit application and removal of the make-up directly onto the substrate. Multiple pads with different facial region images are also contemplated, with removable facial region pieces being interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Jean Narlo
  • Patent number: 6238260
    Abstract: An egg holder toy for containing and supporting an egg and depicting with the egg a character of interest includes a support base or a pedestal that includes the lower body and feet of said character of interest and having an open hollow upper recess for receiving a first end of an egg nested therein and a pair of forelimbs of the character attached to the support base and an upper member that includes features of the top of the character of interest selected from the group including hats and upper head features, the upper member having an open hollow lower recess for receiving a second end of said egg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Adam K. Spindell
  • Patent number: 6123595
    Abstract: An interchangeable contact system for a doll for permitting changing of the eye color of the doll as desired includes a doll having at least one eye, each eye having an aperture, a plurality of colored lenses each having a stem insertable into the aperture, and a box for holding the lenses. In a most preferred embodiment, the stem extends outwardly from a position proximate an edge of a circular translucent colored lens. The eye of the doll includes a pupil portion surrounded by an iris portion, the iris portion including the aperture for receiving the stem. Also in a preferred embodiment, the box includes a platform having a plurality of holes for securely storing extra lenses to provide a set of various colored lenses for selective covering of the doll's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Sonya K. Dean
  • Patent number: 6120340
    Abstract: A stuffed animal toy and a removable head covering accessory such as a hairpiece, a wig or a hat. The toy includes a body simulating an animal having a torso, legs and a head. The head covering accessory is removably attachable to the head and to at least one additional attaching area of the body whereby a person with an illness resulting in loss of hair can emotionally identify and relate to the toy by alternate attachment of the head covering accessory to either atop the head in a normal in-use position or to the body in a carried position. The preferred additional attaching area is a paw area of one leg to simulate carrying or holding of a hairpiece or wig by the toy, the hairpiece or wig being the preferred embodiment of the head covering accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Avis S. Zaborowski
  • Patent number: 6109921
    Abstract: There is disclosed a soft skin make-up mannequin head having an "ideal" facial configuration, the make-up mannequin head having a smooth, realistic surface and texture simulative of human skin. The make-up mannequin head is accompanied by at least one flexible, soft-skin companion mask carrying a facial configuration identical with the facial configuration carried by said make-up mannequin head. The companion mask is stretchable and elastically resilient and mountable tightly upon said make-up mannequin head and selectively removable therefrom. The make-up mannequin head and associated companion mask presented particularly is intended for the teaching, training and practice of application of permanent make-up using tattoo techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Peter Yau
  • Patent number: 6038698
    Abstract: A toy animal, such as a soft sculpture, is integrated with a design imprinted or depicted on an article of clothing, wherein the design depicts a habitat for the toy animal. Preferably, the design is related to a pocket, so that the animal enters the habitat by being placed in the pocket. Alternatively, or in addition, the toy animal may be appropriately mounted on the design by Velcro or other fastener means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: John J. Lawler
  • Patent number: 6015358
    Abstract: A molded plastic play ball having the appearance of a humanoid head. Formed on the surface on the ball at sites corresponding to respective facial features of the head, such as the eyes and a nose, are flat depressions that merge with the contours of the ball. Adhered to these flat depressions are stickers having color-printed thereon facial features appropriate to the sites. The appearance of the humanoid head is determined by the stickers selected by the player and applied to the depressions, which features may be altered by replacing some or all of the stickers with different stickers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 5980260
    Abstract: Replicas of prehistoric lizards which consist of a replica core body part with interchangeably attachable replica head, and/or neck, and/or limb, and/or body armor parts which combine to depict different species within a given biological Order or Family. 3/4" circular magnets 11 are applied to appropriate surfaces on the replica core body parts and replica head, neck, limb, or body armor parts, allowing the parts to attach and detach quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Claude G. Caputi
  • Patent number: 5971763
    Abstract: A cosmetology training, teaching and practice system, and a make-up mannequin kit, each charcterized by provision of a soft skin make-up mannequin head having a body carrying an oval symmetrical facial configuration and plural soft skin flexible, elastic, resilient and stretchable companion mask members suitable for mounting upon the make-up mannequin head. Each of the companion mask members having, each of which is formed of size and shape conforming to the size of the make-up mannequin head and having a facial configuration identical to the facial configuration of said make-up mannequin head. Each companion mask member having a surface of skin tone and color representative of the skin tone and color of different plural human ethnic and racial origin. The selected companion mask is stretched to mount upon the make-up mannequin head and is sufficiently resilient to spring back in tight engagement with the facial configuration of the make-up mannequin head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Peter Yau
  • Patent number: 5928050
    Abstract: A finger pressure sculptural and remakable toy comprising a stretchable container such as latex partially filled with an edible or non harmful shape retaining substance with the container having surface properties to allow marking on the surface with a normal colored marker and allowing adhesive connection of various accessories such as eyes, ears, tails etc, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventors: Mary J. Bombach, John Bombach
  • Patent number: 5897420
    Abstract: A new animal doll with detachable parts for providing a animal toy that can be constructed to form different types of animals or creatures of original creation. The inventive device includes a torso member with detachable cat, pig and bunny head members, a pair of detachable elongate arm members, a pair of detachable elongate leg members, a detachable first tail member, and a detachable elongate second tail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventors: Jeri Lawrence, Lowell Lawrence
  • Patent number: 5897416
    Abstract: A new image board with detachable and interchangeable accessories kit for allowing a user to create an imaginative, novel, three-dimensional work of art. The inventive device includes a card member with an image displayed on an image surface and a plurality of circular perforation sets extending through the card member such that the tearing out of a circular perforation set forms an accessory aperture through the card member. A plurality of accessory members for mounting to the card member image surface are provided. Each accessory member has a mounting portion for extending through an accessory aperture for mounting the accessory member to the card member image surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Barbara S. Barrows
  • Patent number: 5826394
    Abstract: A hollow block (e.g. a rectangular prism) preferably has six (6) perpendicular faces. Each face preferably has a wall with a particular thickness. An opening is provided in at least a particular one of the faces, and preferably in all six (6) faces. A hollow beam (e.g. a rectangular prism) preferably has six (6) perpendicular faces. Each face is preferably defined by a wall with a particular thickness. An opening is provided in at least a particular one of the faces, and preferably in the four (4) faces defining a closed loop, in the beam. Substantially parallel snaps extend from the other two (2) beam walls and have at their outer ends portions shaped to facilitate insertion of such snaps into the opening in the particular face of the block, retention of the snaps by the inner surface of the face defining the opening and removal of the snaps from the opening. Such portions are shaped for the beams to be pulled, peeled or bent from the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Rokenbok Toy Company
    Inventors: William M. Barton, Jr., Lonnie Pogue
  • Patent number: 5788554
    Abstract: A plush toy is provided having a body and plurality of detachable appendages in the form of arms, legs, tail and a head. The appendages are provided with a male member having hook-and-latch material which fits into mating alignment with recesses provided in the body. Hook-and-latch material provided within the recesses secures the appendages securely to the body, while hiding the hook-and-latch material from view. The bodies and appendages may be configured to represent the body and appendages of various animals and may be interchanged to create multi-animal plush toys. Additionally, the heads are provided with switches and audio signal generators to produce audio signals associated with the animals represented by the heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: General Creation International Limited
    Inventors: Richard P. Goodwin, Ralph Bernet
  • Patent number: 5738559
    Abstract: The personalized needleless puppet kit includes at least two puppet blanks which are joined together using a yarn lace having a collared lead end for ease in threading of the lace through cooperating holes in the blanks, without requiring use of a needle. The blanks may then be decorated, as desired to produce a one or two character hand puppet, the blanks including generic ear portions which are trimmable to enhance features of the character(s) chosen for the puppet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Leah Beth Levin Ostrar
  • Patent number: 5653471
    Abstract: A nested book assembly for a child is composed of a first book having a front cover, a back cover, and a plurality of pages attached between the two covers and a second book having a front cover, a back cover, and a plurality of pages attached between the two covers. The second book has a shape which substantially corresponds to the shape of a cavity formed in the front cover of the first book so that the second book may be frictionally retained within the cavity. The nested book assembly may include one or more puzzle pieces which are frictionally retained within one or more cavities formed in one or more of the books, the overall shape of each of the puzzle pieces substantially corresponding to the shape of a respective one of the cavities in which the puzzle pieces may be frictionally retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Annalee Koehn
  • Patent number: 5619980
    Abstract: A play material shooting toy utilizes a housing supporting a face element having a mouth aperture formed therein. The face element is removable from the housing and may receive a plug of amorphous play material. The housing further defines a collapsible bellows portion which facilitates the creation of pressurized air within the housing as the bellows are collapsed by the user's hand. The play material plug within the face unit may be launched or shot from the housing by replacing the loaded face unit into the housing and thereafter rapidly collapsing the bellows to pressurize the air within the housing and launch the plug of play material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Lee, Mark Barthold
  • Patent number: 5498189
    Abstract: The invention provides a finger puppet comprising a finger stall (30) formed of a resilient material and having a generally tubular configuration with a base area (31) extending generally parallel to the axis of the finger stall on the outer surface thereof. A plurality of inter-changeable human or animal facial head parts (33 to 37), each comprising a portion adapted to be secured to said base area by mutually engaging spigot and bore arrangements is also provided whereby each of said head parts is additionally spatially located on said base area by abutment with a portion of an adjacent head part. The arrangement allows the finger stall to be articulated to provide animation of the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Townsend Croquet Limited
    Inventor: Charles P. Townsend
  • Patent number: 5480337
    Abstract: A combination doll and educational activity playset allows a youthful user to playact in adult activities and careers without social pressure respecting compliance with idealized expectations as to weight and figure. A wardrobe, props and instructions sheets respecting the careers and activities are provided. The doll is assembled from a headless body, a hairless head chosen from a range of heads likely to resemble the user in later years, and a hair wig that likewise is intended to resemble the user. The doll body has only an average figure, for example representing a 15% body fat level that is distributed relatively more to the girth and hips than elsewhere. The heads and hair wigs resemble a range of appearances, such as different ethnic or racial types. The realistic body and user-resembling features can resemble the mother of the children who play with the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Jennifer K. Baker