Having Means For Simulating Personal Toilet Or Medical Activity Or Device Therefor (e.g., Bathing, Hair Care, Etc.) Patents (Class 446/296)
  • Patent number: 10093477
    Abstract: A decorative shaped hardware tray in the form of a vehicle is provided and is designed to easily organize various hardware parts removed from a vehicle being worked on. The car-shaped hardware tray includes a base and a cover and the base includes a plurality of compartments for storing hardware. The location of each compartment within the tray matches the location of an actual vehicle from which the hardware is taken. In this way, when a user removes hardware from a vehicle being repaired, the user places the hardware in the compartment that corresponds to the part being repaired on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Di Bona
  • Patent number: 8939840
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for playsets using tracked objects and corresponding virtual worlds. There is provided an object for use with a physical environment and connectable to a virtual world corresponding to the physical environment, the object including a processor and a plurality of sensors including a position sensor. The processor is configured to establish a first connection with the virtual world, wherein the virtual world contains a virtual object corresponding to the object, determine a position of the object using the position sensor, and send the position of the object using the first connection. There is also provided a physical environment having similar capabilities as the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Heatherly, Christopher K. Shin, Natasha Berling, Robert Saygan, Leonard J. Mazzocco, Tara Cortner Hefter
  • Patent number: 8393099
    Abstract: A dioramic apparatus includes a vessel having an inferior portion and a superior portion. The vessel includes a shell and defines an interior space. The interior space is partially filled by a liquid medium. At least one dioramic scene is disposed in the interior space. A reservoir is in fluid communication with the interior space. The reservoir includes a flow plate defining at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid output port. The at least one liquid intake is configured and arranged for receiving at least a portion of the liquid medium from the interior space when the dioramic apparatus is at least partially inverted. The at least one liquid output port is configured and arranged to output at least a portion of the liquid medium from the reservoir when the vessel is placed in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rainglobes LLC
    Inventors: Joshua James, Fred Northup, Lawrence Scott Larson, Jeremy Kolenbrander, James Ladtkow
  • Patent number: 8056274
    Abstract: A dioramic apparatus includes a vessel having an inferior portion and a superior portion. The vessel includes a shell and defines an interior space. The interior space is partially filled by a liquid medium. At least one dioramic scene is disposed in the interior space. A reservoir is in fluid communication with the interior space. The reservoir includes a flow plate defining at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid output port. The at least one liquid intake is configured and arranged for receiving at least a portion of the liquid medium from the interior space when the dioramic apparatus is at least partially inverted. The at least one liquid output port is configured and arranged to output at least a portion of the liquid medium from the reservoir when the vessel is placed in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rain Globes LLC
    Inventors: Joshua James, Fred Northup, Lawrence Scott Larson, Jeremy Kolenbrander, James Ladtkow
  • Publication number: 20110177751
    Abstract: A simulated cosmetic toy provides a real-make up experience while being mess-free and safe for a child. An element is selected to reproduce the physical properties of a real cosmetic composition, such as eye shadow, blush, pressed powder, lip color, and the like, and is disposed within a container to reproduce the experience of using a real cosmetic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Heidi L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7934974
    Abstract: A toy container is provided including a multiple portions. In some embodiments, the device has several portions that are movable from a closed configuration, in which the portions overlay one another, to an open configuration, in which a doll section and cosmetics are accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Emily Kelly
  • Patent number: 7878878
    Abstract: A Halloween novelty item used for entertainment consisting of a removable reservoir of fluid and a timed electromagnetic valve inside a head that is activated by a motion sensor whereby allowing fluid to expel intermittently out of orifices attached to a tongue when the Halloween novelty item is approached. The expelled fluid is caught by a bucket attached to a slide bracket which is attached to a body panel whereby allowing the bucket to be removable. An assembly attached to a bucket handle consisting of a pair of hooks attached to a pair of hands connected to a pair of flexible arms allows the assembly to detach from the bucket's handle. A stabilization board keeps the novelty item stable. Motion sensors facing different directions are attached to a voice recorder and a speaker allowing messages to play. A hinge and latches attached to the body allows the invention to condense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Darren S. Massaro
  • Publication number: 20090061405
    Abstract: An abdominal torso element for a doll incorporates a receiving cavity with a first rotational element mounted in the torso element having an enlarged abdominal surface representing a pregnant abdomen and incorporating an associated fetal cavity. The first rotational element is positionable in a first closed position with the enlarged abdominal surface exterior to the torso element simulating pregnancy and a second open position with the enlarged abdominal surface received in the receiving cavity. A second rotational element is nested within the first rotational element and has an outer surface representing a non-pregnant abdomen. The second rotational element is positionable in a first open position and a second closed position with the non-pregnant abdominal surface exposed simulating a non-pregnant condition. A fetus/baby model is removably received within the fetal cavity and can be viewed and removed/inserted with the first and second rotational elements in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Beatrice Hallig, Warren Dennis
  • Patent number: 6902404
    Abstract: A visual aid for using contact lenses comprises an eyeball and a cover that contains the eyeball, and a model contact lens. The eyeball includes a sclera, an iris and a pupil. The cover includes an upper eyelid and a lower eyelid that can be opened and closed. The visual aid also includes a simulated contact lens that can be placed between the eyelids and the eyeball for demonstrating the proper insertion and wearing of contact lenses. The eyelids simulate natural movements of human eyelids. Additionally, methods for using the visual aid for using contact lenses for instruction in insertion, and removal, of contact lenses from the eye are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Leon A. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6736692
    Abstract: A doll head is supported by a body portion and includes a quantity of posable thermochromic reactive hair strands. A crimper includes a pair of liquid receiving heads and crimping dies allowing the crimper to assume a desired temperature and impart a desired crimp to the poseable hair strands while simultaneously imparting a desired temperature to achieve color change of the crimped hair. The crimping dies are removable from the heads of the crimper to facilitate straightening of the hair using underlying flat thermally conductive plates on the interior surfaces of the crimpers heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Hoyos-Zermeno, Nicolae G. Patean
  • Patent number: 6604980
    Abstract: An infant simulator (5) is capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant, recording the quality of care, responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator (5), and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator (5) when care is required. The infant simulator (5) is capable of sensing the unacceptable environmental conditions of abusive impact, abusive compression, improper positioning, exposure to loud noises, over-stimulation, exposure to smoke, exposure to direct sunlight, exposure to temperature extremes to which the infant simulator (5) is subjected, and periodically demanding that the student change the diaper, feed, burp the infant, rest the infant, and rock the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Larry P. Blackledge, Douglas B. Jones, Sheila Rae Oium
  • Patent number: 6280281
    Abstract: A doll supports a quantity of hair which may be combed by a hand held comb. The hand held comb defines a comb head having one surface supporting an elongated ornament magazine. The ornament magazine defines a channel which receives a plurality of hair ornaments in a sliding support. The hair ornaments further include outwardly extending hook attachment pads of the type commonly used in hook and loop fasteners. The hook pads extend beyond the magazine and engage underlying hair as the comb is moved upon the hair surface. The engagement of the hook pads allows the ornaments to be drawn from the magazine and remain temporarily secured to the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet Unalp
  • Patent number: 6159017
    Abstract: A doll with preprogramed auditory internal organs for a useful tool of teaching children about the human body. The doll with preprogramed auditory internal organs includes a body member made of pliable plastic and including a head region having an internal cavity and a detachable forehead cover, and further including a torso region connected to the head region and having an internal cavity and a detachable front torso cover, and further includes multiple human organ-like members disposed inside the respective cavities of the body member, and also includes a microprocessor unit disposed inside the human organ-like members, circuit boards having integrated chips with pre-programed messages, speakers, contact switches for energizing the microprocessor unit, power source to energize the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Belden J. L. Coomansingh
  • Patent number: 6077083
    Abstract: A medical teaching doll is provided with devices for simulating the differences between normal organs, and organs which are physically altered by sickle cell or other disease. The devices simulate the normal and diseased conditions so that the differences can be clearly seen and/or felt. The doll is used to train parents to recognize the signs or symptoms of sickle cell disease so that they may seek medical care for their children before they become more acutely ill. The signs or symptoms which are simulated by the doll include change of color of eye sclera, enlargement of spleen, elevated temperature, labored breathing and/-or coughing, and change of color of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Kim Smith-Whitley, R. Michael Kennedy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5890907
    Abstract: An educational doll, useful to teach toilet training to young children, dispenses measured portions of superhydrophobic sand into water, perhaps contained in a transparent commode, scaled to the size of the doll. The superhydrophobic sand collects on the bottom of the commode as a cohesive mass, simulating a bowel movement. The sand can be dyed brown to enhance the visual image imparted to the child. The commode can be equipped with a trap door to simulate flushing of the toilet. When the water is drained away, the sand will be dry because of its superhydrophobic property, thus, easy to handle and reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Clifford W. Estes Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David T. Minasian
  • Patent number: 5842870
    Abstract: A stuffed toy animal is provided for educational interaction with a child learning about medication injection sites. The stuffed toy includes a body having a head, torso, arms, and legs. A plurality of injection regions are disposed at various locations of the body. The injection regions are distinguishable from one another to assist in the child's distinguishable identification of the injection regions. A method is also provided to use the stuffed toy in a game-like manner to assist in the overall educational process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Carol P. Cramer
  • Patent number: 5842905
    Abstract: A simple, general purpose temporary dyeing process for coloring plastic or plastic fabric is disclosed. A colorless, but pH sensitive indicator solution is applied to a plastic material, such as the hair of a fashion doll, without changing the hair color. A developer solution of a specific pH range is subsequently applied to the doll hair, thereby causing the color of the hair to change. As the hair dries and the developer solution evaporates, the hair returns to its original color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: C.J. Associates, Ltd.
    Inventors: James S. W. Lee, Chiu Keung Kwan, Chiu Kien-Wan, Chen Kan-Nan
  • Patent number: 5713778
    Abstract: A doll includes a torso having an opening. A simulated bowel movement may be moved through the opening between positions respectively inside and outside the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignees: Design Lab LLC, Steven A. Schwartz, Roseann Radosevitch
    Inventors: Roseann Radosevich, Ralph A. Beckman, Gregory L. Gerold, John Murphy, Stephen A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5607338
    Abstract: A toy figure is provided with lengths of flexible, unravelable cord material which simulates hair or fur. The cord material may be unraveled into individual strands or groups of strands which simulate strands of hair. The toy provides increased play value by permitting the child to unravel the cord material to produce strands of hair that may be cut, styled and washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Toymax Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Landi
  • Patent number: 5586696
    Abstract: A hair growing mannequin head for practicing hair styling and hair cutting. The inventive device includes a mannequin head having a removable hair supply assembly mounted thereon for dispensing hair from an upper portion of the mannequin head. The removable hair supply assembly includes a pair of perforated helmet portions pivotally mounted together and a reel supplying hair for protrusion through the perforations. The helmet portions are biased into an offset position to lock the hair extending through the perforations for permitting cutting and styling of the hair exterior of the hair supply assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Evelyn R. Martinez
  • Patent number: 5578353
    Abstract: A strip of general admission tickets having a transferrable "body tattoo" on each ticket for transfer to the skin for purposes of identifying a person as having paid for admission. The ticket strip is divided into separable individual tickets by widthwise rows of perforations. Each ticket in the strip includes a substrate and ink indicia coated onto said substrate, which indicia are transferrable to the skin of the party paying admission by wetting with a transfer solution and pressing the ink indicia against the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: James H. Drew, III
  • Patent number: 5575028
    Abstract: A tooth fairy pillow comprising a molar shaped cushion. A large rear pocket is on the molar shaped cushion for holding a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste which can be used by a child. A small rear pocket is on the large rear pocket for retaining a tooth lost by the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventors: Nancy Brau, Robert Brau
  • Patent number: 5433643
    Abstract: A new and improved toy doll apparatus includes a base assembly and a simulated human doll assembly supported by the base assembly. The doll assembly includes feet assemblies supported by the base assembly. A torso assembly is supported by the feet assemblies and the base assembly. Arm/hand assemblies are supported by the torso assembly, and a head assembly is supported by the torso assembly. The head assembly includes pierced cars. Boots are supported by the feet assemblies. The boots include storage compartments adapted for storing a comb and a brush. An earring storage assembly is supported by an arm/hand assembly. The earring storage assembly includes an earring support base unit and a plurality of apertures for receiving earrings. Fingers on the arm/hand assemblies are adapted to be coated with finger nail polish. An apron is adapted to be supported by the torso assembly, and hook assemblies are supported by the apron for storing necklaces and/or bracelets. A mirror is supported by the torso assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: Rosanna M. Pratt
  • Patent number: 5421765
    Abstract: Playsets having a toy element, such as a doll or stuffed animal, a combination dispenser, moisturizer and hairbrush handset and simulated tattoos. The simulated tattoos are nontoxic water-soluble adhesive-backed prints having decorative designs and/or legends simulating play markings or play tattoos adapted to be placed on either or both the toy element and/or the child, or transferred between them. The handset stores the simulated tattoo on a roll for dispensing, contains water storage, pump and atomizer to moisten the tattoos for application, transfer or removal, and a hairbrush for doll and child use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventors: Roger W. Lehmann, Michael I. Satten
  • Patent number: 5308277
    Abstract: In order to enable an imitated child birth from a doll the doll body is shaped with a stomach cavity covered from the inside by a flat stomach piece, which is held in a normal position by a spring. When the doll is desired to be pregnant the stomach piece is pressed inwardly, and a baby doll is laid into the cavity provided thereby, this cavity then being closed from outside by means of a separate, bulging stomach element. When it comes to the `birth` this element can be removed, whereby the baby doll is pressed out by the biased flat stomach piece, which will then automatically return into its normal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Pia Nielsen
  • Patent number: 5277645
    Abstract: A doll includes a plurality of attachment pads distributed over the doll surface each having one portion of a conventional fabric attachment structure such as a hook and loop attachment means. A plurality of ornaments such as simulated jewels include undersurfaces bearing cooperating attachment pads intended to grasp the attachment pads upon the doll surface. A wand is configured to receive and support a plurality of jewel ornaments each having individual attachment pads. A dispensing mechanism is supported within the wand and is operative in response to an actuating button to provide sequential dispensing of the jeweled ornaments in a one at a time fashion to simulate a magical touch upon the selected surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Kelley, Janet L. Unalp
  • Patent number: 5261847
    Abstract: A creature form with a removable brush provides a brush member having a brush head portion bearing a section of outwardly-extending brush bristles, and a brush handle portion, insertable into a creature form having a body portion and a tail simulation portion. The body bears an opening to accommodate the brush head and engage the periphery of the section of brush bristles so that the brush bristles extend outwardly away from the body, and the tail simulation portion bears a cavity to accommodate the brush handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Sidnee A. Cox
  • Patent number: 5232370
    Abstract: A dental teaching toy for children having structure including an artificial upper artificial gums, artificial baby teeth, and artificial adult molars (for which there are no earlier and corresponding baby teeth). Also included is at least one removable artificial baby tooth having a crown, and an artificial adult tooth having a crown and a root, the adult tooth positioned within a channel in the artificial gum wherein the removable baby tooth is removably attached to the crown of the adult tooth. The removable baby tooth can be manually replaced by the adult tooth by placing a finger through a proximal opening in the artificial gum and pushing on the root of the adult tooth, thereby pushing the crown of the adult tooth through a distal opening in the gum, thereby pushing the baby tooth out from the gum and can be removably detached from the adult tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Mary E. Hoye
  • Patent number: 5232369
    Abstract: A wheel chair, a handicapped doll having a removable hair piece and removable limbs is provided which consists of a torso with a head attached thereto and two sets of limbs extending from the torso. A mechanism is for adjusting and detaching portions of each limb at major joint locations, so that a handicapped person can identify with and relate to the handicapped doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Anna M. Mavrikis
  • Patent number: 5180324
    Abstract: A kit organization includes a brush assembly in cooperation with respective first, second, and third heated curling irons arranged for the curling and maintenance of doll hair. The brush assembly is arranged to accommodate heated setting wax onto a doll hair, with the curling irons of a variety of configurations to accommodate various portions of a doll's head and to effect various styling changes of hair thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Arlene J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 5129853
    Abstract: A pet animal toy has a body covered by a removable coat of long fur which can be cut and "groomed" to give a stylized appearance, then removed and replaced with another fur coat for cutting to give a different appearance. The coat covers substantially all the trunk of the body and the legs and appears to be fur grown on the animal. It may be secured by a concealed attachment under the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Mike Bowling Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Bowling
  • Patent number: 5116277
    Abstract: A doll includes a hollow head and torso joined at the neck. The head supports a quantity of conventionally rooted simulated hair and defines a center aperture in the top portion thereof. The torso defines an internal laterally extending post and an aperture positioned on the upper rear torso. A length of simulated hair defines a fixed end secured to the doll's head and extending downwardly through the head and torso and upwardly and outwardly through the centrally located aperture and terminates in a free end. A ring encircles the intermediate loop formed in the adjustable hair segment within the torso interior and a flexible ribbon is coupled to the ring and passes beneath the laterally extending post and upwardly and outwardly through the aperture on the rear torso's surface. A conventional comb is secured to the remaining external end of the flexible ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: William J. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5094644
    Abstract: A doll includes a hollow head and torso and generally replicates a human infant in appearance. The head portion defines an orifice for the introduction of a liquid such as water through simulated nursing. The water is initially received within the doll interior in a first reservoir which is effectively isolated from a second reservoir within the doll torso by a siphon tube coupling. The siphon tube coupling serves to delay the transfer of liquid from the first reservoir to the second reservoir until a predetermined amount of liquid has been introduced. The second reservoir includes a flexible wall portion which bulges outwardly when filled with water to trigger a switch which enables an internally supported sound generating system to produce crying action. In an alternate embodiment, the first and second reservoirs are combined within a common water tank and interconnected by a siphon passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5067924
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an apparatus and method for facilitating weight loss. In particular, a doll that will simulate weight loss and weight gain according to simultaneous weight loss and weight gain of the doll's owner is disclosed. Layers of "skin" made of stretchable synthetic material, such as vinyl, are added or removed from the doll each time the doll's owner gains or loses one weight increment, respectively. Each layer represents a particular predetermined weight increment, which may be determined by the doll's owner. The doll may be male or female, preferably includes jointed body parts, and may be dressed, such as in a running suit which fits over the layers of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: Beverly L. Munter
  • Patent number: 5037343
    Abstract: A figure is provided for educational and entertaining purposes in providing a skunk-like figure, with a tail member extending rearwardly of the skunk, with the tail member including a cavity therewithin. The cavity includes a matrix of slits therethrough for directing an aromatic scent selectively from the tail by microcapsules to contain a scented liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Inventor: Lorie K. Benites
  • Patent number: 5037302
    Abstract: An educational device for teaching humanistic values to a child is in the form of a toy manufactured with at least one recognizable abused condition or defect. The toy is packaged and marketed with repair apparatus enabling a child to permanently substantially eliminate the abused condition and effective upon completion of the repair to leave permanent visual reminder of the original abused condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Inventor: Vladimir Sirota
  • Patent number: 4955844
    Abstract: A doll having bendable knees is capable of moving between a standing position and a sitting position. The doll has a pair of arm members pivotally connected to a torso at the shoulder and a pair of leg members pivotally connected to the torso at the hip and each leg member has an upper member and a lower leg member joined thereto at the knee. The upper and lower leg members are movable relative to one another about the knee joint. The arm members are connected to the leg members inside the torso by cables. In the standing position, the arms and legs are positioned generally vertical relative to the torso. Moving one arm member from the vertical position to raised position generally perpendicular to the torso causes simultaneous movement of the upper leg members between the standing position and a sitting position with the upper leg members aligned generally perpendicular to the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: John B. Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4921461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toy for hairdressing playing use which is capable of training children in the use of scissors and in the modeling of hair styles by cutting hair models attached to a head of doll by hook and loop fasteners with a play pair of scissors.The hairdressing toy includes a doll to which hook and loop fasteners are attached at fixed places on the surface of the head. A plurality of hair models capable of adhering to the fasteners on the doll's head are provided. One hair model includes several parts which are connected by hook and loop fasteners so that the parts can be cut or separated by the play scissors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Tohokako Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuneo Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 4622019
    Abstract: A playset for use in and out of water includes a seahorse figurine with long rooted mane hair and a coral corral. The seahorse figurine has a relatively watertight upper body and a rotatably connected lower tail portion. A weight is positioned in the tail so that rotation of the tail orients the angular position of the figurine when it is floating in water. Vents are provided in the tail for displacement of air. The coral corral floates in the water with a substantial portion, including provisions for accessories for the care of the figurine, above the water level. Alternatively, the corral may be placed on a table or other flat surface when it also provides support for the seahorse figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Allison W. Katzman, Donald A. Rosenwinkel, Wayne A. Kuna
  • Patent number: 4575345
    Abstract: Two dolls and a method of playing with the dolls is disclosed. The dolls are identical but one is clothed and the other is bandaged. The dolls are made of separable interchangeable parts such that a child can pretend that one or the other doll has been injured and substitute the bandaged parts from one doll for the clothed parts of the other. Both dolls can be played with simultaneously as if both have injuries of any of the various parts of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Jack B. Wager