Having Chemiluminescent Light Source, Optic Fiber, Mirror, Or Lens Patents (Class 446/219)
  • Patent number: 10350505
    Abstract: A toy doll with an illuminable movable portion is a toy doll with an illumination source, a first portion, and second portion. The second portion is movable with respect to the first portion and includes at least two panels which define housings configured to be illuminated. Each of the housings may include illumination areas, which, upon being aligned with the illumination source may become illuminated. Each of the panels may be selectively aligned with the illumination source. By illuminating different panels of the second portion, the toy doll can be configured in various illumination configurations. A user can influence which panels are illuminated by orienting the toy doll in certain orientations or moving the second portion to different locations with respect to the first portion, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Steven D. Ryniker, James P. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9579552
    Abstract: A system for locating a lost disc golf disc is disclosed. A disc having a Bluetooth transmitter is utilized to send a signal to a smartphone which measures the distance to the disc from the smartphone. Outfitted with a 3-axis accelerometer, the flight path of the disc golf disc can also be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Leon Martin, Yong Juay Lee
  • Patent number: 9333398
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a handheld tethered ball device comprising a tether assembly and a ball unit coupled therewith. The tether assembly includes a cord and a handle, which can be coupled to one another by means of a swivel. The cord preferably ends in a terminal loop that attaches to a ball retention cord protruding from the ball unit. An illumination assembly is included in the ball unit to provide various light emitting patterns. The illumination assembly is powered by batteries. Batteries are concealed by a securable battery cover, which is secured by at least one screw. The illumination assembly is attached to an aperture positioned between retention apertures on the ball unit, to which the ball retention cord is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Daniel Schlapik
  • Patent number: 9004975
    Abstract: An optical toy adapted to enable a user, such as a child, to see a 3-dimensional image that is representative of an object being held in front of the toy. The toy includes a frame which surrounds a set of optical components and an optical components carrier. The set of optical components of the toy includes an optically-transparent (e.g., convex) lens and a reflective (e.g., concave) mirror surface that is located behind the transparent lens. The optical components carrier to which the set of optical components of the toy is attached is removable from the rear of the frame to be replaced by a different carrier having a different set of optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ben L. DeJesus
  • Publication number: 20150072589
    Abstract: A lens assembly for a doll with an illuminated torso, including a light-diffusing layer formed from a plurality of co-joined spherical translucent bodies. The assembly may also include a translucent window configured in a shape of a part of the torso, and the light-diffusing layer may be interposed between the translucent window and a light source inside the torso.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Steven D Ryniker, Todd Gionet, James P Zielinski
  • Patent number: 8939811
    Abstract: An optical toy is disclosed. The optical toy includes a frame, at least one emitting part, at least one receiving part, a plurality of light guiding parts, and at least one power source. The frame includes a container and at least one containing structure. The emitting part is movably located on the containing structure. The emitting part includes at least one light source for emitting light. The receiving part is movably located on the containing structure. The receiving part includes a light sensor for sensing the light. The plurality of light guiding parts is located in the container for changing the direction of the light. The relative positions of the plurality of light guiding parts can be changed. The power source is located in the frame for providing power to the optical toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lattice Energy Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ta-Yi Chien, Chien-Hsun Kao, Shih-Han Tseng, Hai-Yin Hsu, Kuan-Yu Chen, Fen-Ling Hu, Wei-Yu Lee, Kun-Yi Lee, Yen-Juei Lin, Chien-Chun Chen, Min-Han Lin, Chia-Yu Guo, Chun-Han Chou, Shang-Ching Lin, Chin-Yu Chang, Han-Shun Liang
  • Patent number: 8936501
    Abstract: A toy figure is disclosed. The toy figure includes a portion that is configured to be illuminated by a light source. The portion includes a panel member that is transparent or translucent. The panel member has a light input surface and a light output surface. The panel member also includes a reflecting surface that redirects light in the panel member. Light from the light source enters the light input surface and exits from the light output surface. In one embodiment, the light output surface includes several deformities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bell
  • Publication number: 20140335757
    Abstract: An illuminating stuffed toy is provided having a body portion with a fabric casing having light diffusing properties. The toy has an interior cavity within the body portion for housing an illuminating means including a strand of light emitting diodes (LEDs). A means is provided including at least one flexible sheet, for supporting and maintaining LEDs in a fixed two-dimensional position in a plane within the interior cavity that is moveable toward or away from the casing. The supporting means and fabric casing are aligned to permit light to travel from the light emitting diodes through the casing such that the toy illuminates to imitate a depicted character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: ONTEL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: ASHOK KHUBANI
  • Patent number: 8727897
    Abstract: A game apparatus 100 of the present invention includes a mount body 200 and a decoration stand 300. A hollow cavity for letting a user play is formed to mount body 200. And the hollow cavity inner wall is mirrors 220. A decoration stand 300 is located on outside the mount body 200, and part or all of the turn board provided on decoration stand 300 is viewable from the hollow cavity of the mount body 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BLD Oriental Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ochi
  • Patent number: 8684784
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic and phosphorescent toys are disclosed. A photo-chromic and phosphorescent toy includes both photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials applied to the toy such as through an ink, paint, plastic, or dye. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be supplied within a material of the toy or applied-to a surface of the toy at the factory. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate an activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Shoot The Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago, Brian D. Farley
  • Patent number: 8658066
    Abstract: Described herein are chemiluminescent powders that can be applied to a variety of substrates or incorporated into a variety of articles that are generally sensitive to existing chemiluminescent compositions. Methods for producing the chemiluminescent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mega Glow, LLC
    Inventors: Perminder S. Bindra, Mark A. Kluttz, Reid Pannill, Shawn P. Hodgson
  • Patent number: 8651916
    Abstract: Realistic electronically controlled eyes for a figure such as a doll, toy, animatronic being, robot, etc., are provided by displaying a sequence of images simulating eye movement on an electronic display screen mounted to a portion of the figure. A convex lens, which serves to simulate the figure's eye, is mounted substantially in contact with a surface of the display screen system from which the light defining the sequence of images is emitted. To an observer looking at the convex surface of the lens, the lens appears as an eye characterized by realistic eye movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Holger Irmler, Alfredo M. Ayala, Frank Mezzatesta, Gary W. Schnuckle, Lanny S. Smoot, Philip J. Jackson, Ronit Slyper
  • Patent number: 8608526
    Abstract: An amusement apparatus 100 of the present invention comprises a mirror placed in the bath, a support 125, a lighting member 129, a half mirror 128, a transparent waterproof sheet 130, a waterproofing mechanism 145, and an inlet 146. The support 125 and the lighting member 129 is placed on the mirror 120, the half mirror 128 is supported to the support 125, placed to an inner wall of bath 110 watertightly. Transparent waterproof sheet 130 coats the aperture upper part of bath 110, by a waterproofing mechanism the transparent waterproof sheet is watertightly fixed in the bath. Also an inlet for injecting a liquid between the half mirror and transparent waterproof sheet is provided, by the lighting member lighting up a region between the half mirror and the mirror, a reflection of the light is repeated in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BLD Oriental Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ochi
  • Patent number: 8579672
    Abstract: A car 1 for amusement devices comprises a frame (not shown), which is connected to a person-receiving apparatus 10. A running gear 30 is arranged on the frame. Arranged on the running gear 30 and spaced at a distance from the frame and from the person-receiving apparatus 10 are rotatable wheels with coils and illumination elements 33 integrated therein. Between the wheels 31 and the running gear 30 is arranged in each case at least one magnet 32, such that electric current is induced in the coil by rotation of the wheels 31 for feeding the illumination elements 33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Maurer Soehne GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jörg Beutler
  • Patent number: 8550869
    Abstract: An illuminated display assembly is provided with an article having an inner surface and an outer surface defining a body, said body constructed and arranged to have at least a portion thereof clear, transparent, translucent, or combinations thereof defining an interior, and a light patch placed on said article such that light illuminates said article and produces an illuminated article effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Nathaniel C. Koonce, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130171608
    Abstract: A toy with forest like ambiance created by reflective surfaces of a toy tray box panels and with wild animals arranged in an interactive manner with sounds include spellings of such animal, skillfully decorated by reflecting surfaces that enhances the forest like ambiance and wherein the reflecting surfaces are part of a game box tray which has a base and two or more vertical side panels that form a play area and the box tray with base and side panels has two or more reflecting surfaces that can be utilized fully or covered partially. Such coverings of the reflective surfaces can enhance the ambiance of the play area and such reflecting surfaces create a near infinite tunnel of objects placed in the near vicinity of such reflecting surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Janaki Ram SrinivasaRao Chetlapalli, Sreepranav Chetlapalli
  • Publication number: 20130102222
    Abstract: A glow-in-the-dark toy kit includes a hand-held light emitting device having a power source, a control circuit, a narrow beam light emitting diode and a wide beam light emitting diode. The power source provides an electrical energy to the control circuit. The control circuit provides the electrical energy to either the narrow or wide beam light emitting diodes. The narrow and wide beam light emitting diodes emit a wavelength of light around 405 nanometers a distance of at least 10 feet. The range of the wavelength of light used could also be plus or minus 50 nanometers. A receiving device includes a phosphorescence layer that reemits light once illuminated with the wavelength of light from the emitting device. The hand-held light emitting device can then be used in a dark environment to react with the phosphorescence layer of the receiving device from the distance of at least 10 feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Randy Wayne Clark
  • Patent number: 8419499
    Abstract: An exemplary eyeball of toy includes a transparent chamber, a plurality of electrified balls rotatably received in the chamber and a plurality of annular film electrodes concentrically arranged on the chamber. Each of the electrified balls has a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere. The first hemisphere and the second hemisphere are in different colors. The first hemisphere and the second hemisphere carry opposite electrical charges. The annular film electrodes are substantially arranged on a common plane and face the electrified balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Publication number: 20130090036
    Abstract: A toy figure is disclosed. The toy figure includes a portion that is configured to be illuminated by a light source. The portion includes a panel member that is transparent or translucent. The panel member has a light input surface and a light output surface. The panel member also includes a reflecting surface that redirects light in the panel member. Light from the light source enters the light input surface and exits from the light output surface. In one embodiment, the light output surface includes several deformities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Bell
  • Patent number: 8414351
    Abstract: A method for incorporating optical fibers into sheet materials, such as fabrics, creates a structure which can be incorporated into items such as plush toys. Optical fibers are made to pass through the sheet material in a desired arrangements. Ends of the optical fibers are enlarged such that they will not readily pass back through the fabric. The ends are then covered with material that permits light to pass therethrough. The resulting structure can be readily incorporated into an item, such as a plush toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jennifer R. Garbos, Nancy Lynn Short
  • Publication number: 20130065478
    Abstract: A soother device for calming infants and children and inducing sleep. The soother includes a light source and a rotating image bar through which light from the source is projected to generate a soothing light pattern visible to the infant or child, for example in wave form or having the appearance of moving water or light reflecting from moving water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Jay GUNTER, Bradford REESE
  • Patent number: 8376137
    Abstract: A packaging item for packaging a toy and an ultraviolet light accessory is described. The packaging item includes a transparent packaging shell and a toy positioning packaging. The transparent packaging shell has an opening therethrough to allow for access by a user. The toy positioning packaging is positioned within the transparent packaging shell. The toy positioning packaging includes a toy packing portion and an ultraviolet light accessory portion. The toy packing portion is formed to hold both the toy and ultraviolet light accessory such that upon activation, ultraviolet light is directed from the ultraviolet light accessory onto a portion of a toy that includes a reveal pigment. Upon exposure to the reveal pigment, the reveal pigment becomes visible to reveal a unique feature of the toy. The toy is, for example, a figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Laurienzo, Rip Lopusnak, Brandon Giraldez, Dennis Lee Chi Wai, Paul Isia
  • Patent number: 8376806
    Abstract: A toy including a housing and at least one view port disposed within the housing and adapted to permit a user to view objects through the at least one view port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Steed Sun, Ruben Martinez, Peter Fan
  • Publication number: 20120289119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a toy comprising polarizing filters and birefringent film cut into shapes used to make temporary colorful birefringent designs. The birefringent film (or, alternatively, the polarizing filter) is coated with non-water soluble, non-hygroscopic low-tack or ultra-low-tack adhesive so that changeable designs can be assembled on the polarizing filter and viewed through polarized spectacles or a polarizing filter. The polarizing filters are retained in rings that can be nested and rotated in relation to each other, or movably attached to each other with magnetic attachments. An embodiment is also disclosed which makes use of the polarized light emitted from certain LCD display devices so that they can be used as a work surface to make changeable birefringent designs. Such an implementation may also use applications executed by or stored on the device to provide design outlines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Austine Wood Comarow, David Comarow, Rufus Butker Seder
  • Patent number: 8122626
    Abstract: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall that together form or define an inner chamber. A visual display assembly is provided with a mirror element with a convex reflective surface or mirror positioned within the chamber with the reflective surface facing the top wall of the base assembly. A primary image element is provided proximate to the reflective surface such that the primary image and mirror element can be observed via the opening in the body. A framing element is included proximate to the top wall of the base assembly including background images facing the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Publication number: 20120015584
    Abstract: This utility model relates to a emulational craftwork, and more particularly, to a emulational craftwork for simulating a flying animal in the nature. The emulational craftwork comprises a stand and a simulation object, wherein a motor, a circuit for controlling operation of the motor and a power source for supplying power to the circuit are disposed on the stand, a rotary shaft of the motor is provided with a rotary member capable of rotating in a horizontal plane, the rotary member is disposed above the stand, an elastic supporting wire is installed at an eccentric position of the rotary member, and the simulation object is fixed to a free end of the elastic supporting wire. This utility model features a simple and rational structure, convenient assembly and transportation and a low cost. This utility model can be scarcely distinguished from natural objects, and the simulation object can not only rotate with the turnplate but also vibrate with the steel wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tianlu LIU
  • Patent number: 8051590
    Abstract: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall that together form or define an inner chamber. A visual display assembly is provided with a mirror element with a convex reflective surface or mirror positioned within the chamber with the reflective surface facing the top wall of the base assembly. A primary image element is provided proximate to the reflective surface such that the primary image and mirror element can be observed via the opening in the body. A framing element is included proximate to the top wall of the base assembly including background images facing the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Patent number: 8046941
    Abstract: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall that together form or define an inner chamber. A visual display assembly is provided with a mirror element with a convex reflective surface or mirror positioned within the chamber with the reflective surface facing the top wall of the base assembly. A primary image element is provided proximate to the reflective surface such that the primary image and mirror element can be observed via the opening in the body. A framing element is included proximate to the top wall of the base assembly including background images facing the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Patent number: 8047925
    Abstract: Playground device, for example a swing or a see saw, having a ground supported, movable part and at least one motion sensor configured for sensing the motion of the movable part. The motion sensor is functionally connected to a sound signal feedback generator that is configured for converting the signals from the motion sensor into a sound feedback in response to the motion of the movable part. The sensors are mechanically connected only to the movable part in order to provide system with a large number of variations of embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: PLAY IT SOUND ApS
    Inventors: Peder Burgaard, Henrik Sommer Poulsen, Mette Keller Stubkjær, Jonas Gam Nielsen, Tina Rosholm Olesen
  • Patent number: 8025550
    Abstract: A simulated mouse toy having a prerecorded sound chip therein is provided which emits a prerecorded sound upon physical movement, such as when swatted, rolled or carried, to encourage pets to continue to play. An illumination device, such as luminescent or chemiluminescent coatings or light emitting diodes (LED's) are operatively connected in conjunction the prerecorded sound chip to simultaneously provide a blinking visual stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: OurPet's Company
    Inventors: Steven Tsengas, Justine A. Conklin, David S. Deily
  • Patent number: 8006418
    Abstract: A plurality of patterns 40a through 40e comprising a plurality of plotting lines 41a to 41e of a predetermined width drawn parallel to each other at predetermined intervals and drawn inclined with respect to the axial direction of a can 3 are provided in staggered positions at intervals corresponding to the width of the plotting lines 2. Meanwhile, a plurality of linear opaque portions 21 of a predetermined width alternating with a plurality of linear transparent portions 22 of a predetermined width are provided parallel to each other on a cylindrical heat-shrink film 1 at an inclination angle corresponding to the angle of the plotting lines 41a through 41e on the can 3. This cylindrical heat-shrink film 1 is then mounted on the outside of the can 3. In this way, a container with screen part on which the pattern can be changed is provided in a way not possible before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7997952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pogo stick structure, more particularly, a pogo stick comprising a housing unit, foot support plate, piston, spring mechanism, and handlebars. The external portion of the housing unit includes a plurality of LED lights that light in accordance with the piston impinging the ground. LED lights displayed on the housing may be of different colors and may be arranged in a multitude of ways. Furthermore, the displayed LED lights may light in different patterns and at different times as a result of an electronic processing unit. A foam layer may cover the housing and protect the lights from accidental damage. The foam layer and lights may also be used with other entertainment devices such as stick horses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: J.M. Originals, Inc.
    Inventors: Irwin Arginsky, Douglas Samore, Myrna Jargowsky
  • Patent number: 7992331
    Abstract: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall that together form or define an inner chamber. A visual display assembly is provided with a mirror element with a convex reflective surface or mirror positioned within the chamber with the reflective surface facing the top wall of the base assembly. A primary image element is provided proximate to the reflective surface such that the primary image and mirror element can be observed via the opening in the body. A framing element is included proximate to the top wall of the base assembly including background images facing the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Patent number: 7988525
    Abstract: A method for incorporating optical fibers into sheet materials, such as fabrics, creates a structure which can be incorporated into items such as plush toys. Optical fibers are made to pass through the sheet material in a desired arrangements. Ends of the optical fibers are enlarged such that they will not readily pass back through the fabric. The ends are then covered with material that permits light to pass therethrough. The resulting structure can be readily incorporated into an item, such as a plush toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jennifer R. Garbos, Nancy Lynn Short
  • Patent number: 7988520
    Abstract: A sculpture device may comprise a base, at least one figure, a cover and a control element. The base may have upper and lower surfaces. The figure may be movable along the upper surface. The cover may be coupled to the base and may have a lens mounted therein to which an operator may view the figure. The control element may include a magnetic mechanism for magnetically attracting the figure such that movement of the control element along the lower surface causes corresponding movement of the figure along the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Perry C. Faanes
  • Patent number: 7919019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanostructures for use in luminescent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Jason Y Park, Larry J Kricka
  • Patent number: 7900384
    Abstract: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall that together form or define an inner chamber. A visual display assembly is provided with a mirror element with a convex reflective surface or mirror positioned within the chamber with the reflective surface facing the top wall of the base assembly. A primary image element is provided proximate to the reflective surface such that the primary image and mirror element can be observed via the opening in the body. A framing element is included proximate to the top wall of the base assembly including background images facing the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Schnuckle
  • Publication number: 20100311302
    Abstract: A method of using a collection of symbols based on the movement of a circular object in space on three-dimensional and two-dimensional art works. The method relates to orienting a circular object at different angles and to trace the path of the circular object to create basic symbols. The basic objects are incorporated in a three-dimensional sculpture including surfaces and circular objects suspended at relative heights and orientations according to the collection of symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Deborah Adams Doering
  • Patent number: 7824241
    Abstract: A novelty spy kit for the enjoyment of children and adults that includes an electronic spy safe, a mobile fingerprint analyzer, and a covert messaging system. The safe is bifurcated with a first section that features a central processing unit and a pivoting door panel that provides the user access to a simulated palm scanner which facilitates access to the storage area of the second section. A mobile fingerprint analyzer embodied as a wristwatch with a face that displays a working digital clock and is pivotally attached to expose a secret compartment used for analyzing fingerprint samples. The covert messaging system teaches a pair of eyeglasses having red LEDs incorporated therein and stationery that bears alphanumeric indicia randomly arranged thereon. Using a special pen, the user can secretly transcribe a message that can only be viewed under the illumination of the red LEDs projected from the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Michael A. Duprey
  • Publication number: 20100248585
    Abstract: An drawing toy 1 having a excellent performance in play to which water is applied to form images such as letters or characters, and patterns or designs, which are perceivable as images having brilliance is constituted of an drawable member 2 having a light-transmitting support 3 and provided on the surface thereof a porous layer 4 in which a low refractive index pigment has been made dispersedly fixed to a binder resin and which comes different in transparency between a liquid-absorbed condition and a liquid-non-absorbed condition, and a light source 5 which irradiates the back surface of the drawable member with light. A drawing toy set is constituted of the drawing toy 1 and a water-applying implement 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: THE PILOT INK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20100197193
    Abstract: Heavier than air balloons with optical fiber decorative light arrays, which include a balloon attached to a hollow tube, or stick, which has one or more lengths of optical fibers inside or outside, with the balloon having an optional skirt, the optical fibers are adjacent to or integral with the skirt, which optical fibers each have a protective jacket or cladding to prevent light from escaping therefrom, with portions of the jacket or cladding removed at selected locations along their lengths to permit light patterns to be emitted therefrom, to form a decorative array, upon shining of a light into their ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Gary Kemp, Andrew N. Lodge, Thomas R. Lodge, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100184354
    Abstract: Disclosed is a toy house for storing and displaying at least one toy. The toy house includes a body portion, a door and a name plate. The body portion is configured to define an interior space for storing the at least one toy. The door is hingedly connected to the body portion and is configured to provide access to the interior space. The door includes a door closing mechanism for facilitating opening and closing of the door. The name plate is removably disposed on at least one of the body portion and the door. Further, the name plate includes at least one indicium configured thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Darla Stevens
  • Patent number: 7731561
    Abstract: A plush toy that has a spinning nose construction. The plush toy includes a plush character form made of a sewn body shell that is filled with soft stuffing. The sewn body shell terminates along open seam edges in a head section. The open seam edges define an opening. A motor is positioned in the head section of the plush character form. The motor is positioned so that the shaft protrudes out of the head section through the opening. To prevent the motor from moving, the open seam edges of the sewn body shell are fastened directly to the motor. A nose structure is provided that is coupled to the motor. The nose structure includes a proboscis and a plurality of elongated elements that radially extend from the proboscis. An array of lights can be attached to at least one of the elongated elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventors: Mark J. Chernick, Webb T. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100091102
    Abstract: A toy camera set. The camera set includes a camera that can be attached to a variety of different toy optical accessories. By way of example, the toy optical accessories may include a toy microscope, a toy periscope, or a toy binocular. The camera can be used to take a picture through the microscope, etc. The camera can be attached to one accessory and then attached to another accessory so that a single camera can be used with a number of toy optical devices. The kit includes an instruction guide that instructs a user how to attach the various toy accessories to the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Elliot Rudell
  • Publication number: 20100029169
    Abstract: A levitatable adornment assembly includes a shape-convertible object defining an interior cavity; a levitation member disposed within the interior cavity for levitating the shape-convertible object; a lighting unit attached to the levitation member; and an electrical power supply unit being positioned at a predetermined place, the electrical power source unit outputting electrical power to the lighting unit via a conducting wire. The shape-convertible object can float by the buoyancy of the levitation member so that the levitatable adornment assembly can simulate the movement of predetermined objects. Moreover, the lighting unit provides improved lighting effect of the levitatable adornment assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Ling-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 7654023
    Abstract: A display for displaying an image to a viewer, capable of highlighting specific locations selected by a user. This display comprises: a) a punchable layer such as a foam board having a first surface and a second surface, b) an image affixed to the first surface of the punchable layer. The punchable layer and the image form a sandwich dubbed display cover which is partially transparent and is observed by a viewer located on the image side of the display cover, c) a light source illuminating the second surface of the punchable layer, d) a piercing means for enabling the user to punch at least one hole into the punchable layer, and e) a plurality of pegs equal in number to the number of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Peters, Lisa Peters
  • Publication number: 20090318053
    Abstract: A miniature figure for a train set diorama which includes a light source, a fibre optic element near the light source and receiving light therefrom to simulate a glow at a desired location on the miniature figure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Adam Tager, Matthew Tager
  • Patent number: 7611395
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a balloon inflatable with air and containing a light source (lamp) inside. The balloon (1) consists of a plurality of segments (5, 5?, 5?, etc.) made from polyester or polyamide (nylon), which along a meridian line (6, 6?, 6?, etc.) are mutually connected. This connection according to the invention is effected by high frequency (HF) welding, which other than sewing technologies ensures that owing to the melting of at least one intermediate layer of thermoplastic material absolute air-tightness of the connecting zone of the neighboring segments, and thus of the whole balloon (1), can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Intercomm S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Bonsembiante
  • Patent number: 7582003
    Abstract: An illuminatable translucent disc that spins and flies when thrown including chemiluminescent receiving clips that extend radially across the disc so when the disc spins in darkness, the entire disc appears illuminated. The central disc portion has a smooth lower surface to not only improve aerodynamics but also to enhance finger spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Angelique M. Trichak
  • Patent number: 7578719
    Abstract: This invention is directed toward a sculpture, and the method of making the sculpture, utilizing a mold and manufacturing method in which the underside of the mold mimics the top of an ocean bottom, or other underwater environment, which can be painted to realistically depict different types of corals and fishes. This ocean bottom can be seen through clear, smooth-surfaced sections of the front, sides, and back of the sculpture, thereby creating an “aquarium view” of the ocean bottom. The invention also contains a fish-eye lens, which can be moved in several directions, thereby affording a user numerous views of the surfer, wave, and ocean bottom from different perspectives, or of other aquatic sportspeople engaging in various aquatic sports. The fish-eye lens can be mounted above the water, or at the waterline, thereby affording a view of the environment and actions both above and below the waterline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventors: Perry C. Faanes, Phil Dean Roberts