Having Selectively Displayed Alternative Faces, Limbs, Or Bodies Patents (Class 446/321)
  • Patent number: 11305204
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a toy figure featuring at least a body element, a head support element, a head element, and a head covering element. The head support element includes a second connector for coupling with a first connector of the body element. The head support element includes a base partially surrounded by sidewalls extending upwardly from a perimeter of the base to form a cavity and an opening between these sidewalls. The head element includes a conduit for slidably engaging the second connector and residing within the cavity. The head element includes a plurality of facial expressions, each placed on a different sidewall of the head element. A selected facial expression is aligned with the opening of the head support element. The plurality of facial expressions enables alteration of the selected facial expression of the toy figure based on rotation of the head element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Strottman International, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Nam, John Martin
  • Patent number: 11173411
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments directed to a reversible toy. The reversible toy may include a body including first and second material layers coupled by a retainer. The body may define an opening to an interior cavity. The body may be reversible between a first position and a second position by collapsing at least a portion of the body through the opening. In the first position, the first material layer may form an outer surface of the reversible toy and the second material layer may form an inner surface of the reversible toy. The inner surface may define the interior cavity. In the second position, the second material layer may form the outer surface of the reversible toy and the first material layer may form the inner surface of the reversible toy. The retainer may define a bottom edge of the body in both the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tee Turtle, LLC
    Inventors: Ramy Adly Badie, Charles Gaines, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10874937
    Abstract: An intelligent hardware interaction method includes: in the process of running a game application, performing, by a first client, data interaction with first intelligent hardware in wireless communication with the first client, wherein the first client logs into the game application with a first user account, and the game application displays information about the first intelligent hardware; and sending, by the first client, to a second client information generated by the data interaction between the first client and the first intelligent hardware, wherein the second client logs into the game application with a second user account having an association relationship with the first user account, wherein the information generated by the data interaction is sent to the second client based on the association relationship, such that the second client shares the information of the first client based on the data interaction with the first intelligent hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sijin Guo, Zhihui Ju, Jianing Lv, Tao Deng, Qiuli Huang
  • Patent number: 10786746
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments directed to a reversible toy. The reversible toy may include a body including opposing first and second surfaces, the body reversible between first and second positions to alternatingly present the first and second surfaces as an outer body surface defining an exterior of the body. The other of the first and second surfaces may alternatingly define a stored body surface defining an interior cavity within the body. The reversible toy may include an opening to the interior cavity and having a diameter. At least portions of the body may collapse through the opening when the body is moved between the first and second positions. A retainer may define the diameter of the opening. The diameter of the opening may be smaller than a maximum diameter of the body to retain a shape of the body as the body switches between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TEE TURTLE, LLC
    Inventor: Ramy Adly Badie
  • Patent number: 10715646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the innovation of an ordinary openable smartphone, so that while maintaining its electronic functionality, it can also internally integrate the wallet and keychain functions. Thanks to a structure with the wallet function, consisting of a multi compartment pocket able to expand when opening the smartphone and to retreat when closing. And thanks to a further structure, there is the keychain function, consisting of small flexible hooks made with a knurled system that blocks the keys. The wallet and keychain functions will be accessible by pushing an external button that opens the smartphone into two parts, like a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Danilo D'Amato
  • Patent number: 10646790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pop-up toy which is mounted at a random location, operates by means of a moving object which moves from outside, and thus transforms from a first from into a second form, thereby enhancing amusement of the play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHOIROCK CONTENTS FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-Ill Choi
  • Patent number: 10350761
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display provided in a face portion; an environment information acquisition unit that acquires environment information being information about an environment around the communication device; a gaze motion generation unit that generates a gaze motion of the communication device to be expressed in the face portion, the gaze motion corresponding to the environment information acquired by the environment information acquisition unit; a feeling generation unit that generates, according to a predetermined generation rule, a feeling of the communication device to be expressed in the face portion; and an integration unit that displays on the display an image of an eye expressing the gaze motion generated by the gaze motion generation unit and the feeling generated by the feeling generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mina Yuki, Shintaro Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10272351
    Abstract: A toy includes a body, a head coupled to the body and having a face surface, and a flap coupled to the head. The flap is movable relative to the face surface between a first position in which a first face is exposed to view on the face surface, and a second position in which a second face, at least partially different from the first face, is exposed to view on the face surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JAY AT PLAY INTERNATIONAL HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Ivy Booker Strauss
  • Patent number: 9975053
    Abstract: A toy includes a body having a first side representative of a first body appearance, and a second side opposite the first side and representative of a second body appearance different from the first body appearance. The toy also includes a head coupled to the body, the head being reversible between a first face and a second face, the first face corresponding to the first body appearance and the second face corresponding to the second body appearance. When the first face of the head is exposed to view, the second face of the head is concealed from view inside the head, and when the second face of the head is exposed to view, the first face of the head is concealed from view inside the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JAY AT PLAY INTERNATIONAL HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Joseph A. Sutton
  • Patent number: 9925474
    Abstract: A toy includes a body and a first flap coupled to the body movable between a first position, in which a first surface of the first flap is visible, and a second position, in which a second opposite surface of the first flap is visible. The toy also includes a second flap coupled to the body movable between a first position, in which a first surface of the second flap is visible, and a second position, in which a second opposite surface of the second flap is visible. When the first and second flaps are both in the first positions, the toy defines a first configuration, and when the first and second flaps are both in the second positions, the toy defines a second configuration different in appearance from the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: JAY AT PLAY INTERNATIONAL HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Joseph A. Sutton
  • Patent number: 9724615
    Abstract: A toy doll with a reconfigurable clothing article is disclosed. In particular, a toy doll with a reconfigurable clothing article and an electronic system that generates outputs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the clothing article can be reconfigured relative to the body of the toy doll. In one embodiment, the body of the toy doll includes a display portion that can be used to generate various visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Kelly Rae Matheny, Steven Ryniker, James P. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9550129
    Abstract: A multi-player game platform comprising: at least one mobile electronic device (MED) comprising a processor and configured to execute programmable commands of a control software application; said at least one MED additionally comprising a display configured to provide GUI (Graphical User Interface) means for receiving user input and providing output to a user, a digital camera and communication components configured to communicate with at least one toy, said at least one MED is one of a master MED, wherein said control software application is a master application and a slave MED, wherein said control software application is a slave application; and at least one electro-mechanical toy wirelessly controlled by the control software application, said toy comprising a CPU, a digital memory, a chassis and at least one sensor, said digital memory configured to store a toy software application configured to manage the toy according to commands from the control software application, wherein said digital camera is conf
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Tamir Nave
  • Patent number: 9253974
    Abstract: A motorized decoy provides lifelike feeding motion by rotating a decoy head through a full 360 degrees while passing through a longitudinal channel in the decoy body. The decoy body bobs in the water as the decoy head rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Tyler J. Baskfield, Dennis L. McKinney
  • Patent number: 8888553
    Abstract: A doll head is disclosed having a magnetically adjustable facial contour, along with a method for assembling same. In one embodiment, the doll head includes a face mask support on which is mounted an elastically deformable face mask. Movable adjustment mechanisms and associated motors and power supplies for moving the adjustment mechanisms are disposed in the face mask support. Each adjustment mechanism generates an applied magnetic field. First magnets are affixed to an inner surface of the face mask, and second magnets in magnetic communication with the first magnets are slidably disposed on an exterior surface of the face mask support. The adjustment mechanisms selectively apply magnetic fields that slidably adjust position of the second magnets. As position of the second magnets slidably adjust, the first magnets move to a like extent. As the first magnets move, contour of the face mask adjusts to change expression of the doll head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew McMullen
  • Patent number: 8882559
    Abstract: A tablet computer using motion sensors controls a remote controlled toy. A camera of the tablet computer acquires an image of the toy and the environment in which the toy is played with. The tablet computer then substitutes the image of the environment with a virtual environment, wherein the virtual environment is continuously adjusted using a parameter of the environment. For example, where the environment is a room with a wall and a doorway, the virtual environment may be a battlefield having a forest in place of the wall and a road through the forest in place of the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Bergen E. Fessenmaier
  • Publication number: 20140120801
    Abstract: Abstract specifications of Outside/Inside Doll Collage Project, are FIG. 1, is the human figure form that can be anyone from any continent, culture, sex or age. FIG. 2 is the back of the human figure where the skeleton and major organs are layered. FIG. 2A is the skeletal frame that is layered atop FIG. 2. FIG. 2B is the sheet of 7 major organs and rib cage, which is layered atop FIG. 2 and FIG. 2A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Christina Bryant
  • Publication number: 20130288565
    Abstract: A doll head is disclosed having a magnetically adjustable facial contour, along with a method for assembling same. In one embodiment, the doll head includes a face mask support on which is mounted an elastically deformable face mask. Movable adjustment mechanisms and associated motors and power supplies for moving the adjustment mechanisms are disposed in the face mask support. Each adjustment mechanism generates an applied magnetic field. First magnets are affixed to an inner surface of the face mask, and second magnets in magnetic communication with the first magnets are slidably disposed on an exterior surface of the face mask support. The adjustment mechanisms selectively apply magnetic fields that slidably adjust position of the second magnets. As position of the second magnets slidably adjust, the first magnets move to a like extent. As the first magnets move, contour of the face mask adjusts to change expression of the doll head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew McMullen
  • Patent number: 8506344
    Abstract: A doll includes a reconfigurable clothing article coupled thereto. The reconfigurable clothing article can be placed in different configurations relative to the body of the doll. In one configuration, the clothing article can be moved upward and substantially cover an upper portion of the doll body. In another configuration, the clothing article can be moved downward and substantially cover a lower portion of the doll body. In one embodiment, the clothing article may include openings or receiving areas into which the arms of the doll can be inserted. In one embodiment, the clothing article may be placed in intermediate configurations along the body of the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Angelica Lee Northrup
  • Patent number: 8444451
    Abstract: A hand operated puppet includes a pair of characters that are interconnected such that when the first character is in a display orientation the other character is in a storage orientation inside the first character. The head of one character is shaped and dimensioned to compressibly store the head of the other character. The head of each character includes an elastic, resilient foam insert shaped and dimensioned to conform to the contour of the face of the character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Wen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130095725
    Abstract: The combination of a figurine toy and a smartphone-type device, along with display-controlling software apps, the figurine toy having a receptacle, receiving pocket or mating area adapted and structured to temporarily receive and retain the smartphone-type device such that the visual display of the smartphone-type device presents animated facial features for the figurine toy, the smartphone-type device covering the static facial features of the figurine toy when received by the figurine toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Paul J. Von Mohr, Alan Fraser
  • Patent number: 8348715
    Abstract: A transformable toy which is transformed without any direct touching by a user, displays visual information that is invisible before the form of the toy is changed, and has a game element in addition to the form change is provided. A transformable toy reversibly transformed between a first form and a second form includes a toy main body which changes its form to form the first form and the second form, a restricting mechanism which restricts the form change of the toy main body, and a transformation activating body for detecting physical stimulation from outside and releasing the restriction by the restricting mechanism. The toy main body includes a display body having visual information thereon, and the display body is disposed at such a position that the visual information of the display body is invisible to a user in the first form while the visual information of the display body is visible to the user in the second form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tomy Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoya Miyake
  • Patent number: 8333634
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to frames useful for affixing a garment to figurines such as dolls. In particular, the disclosure relates to play sets comprising a frame of the disclosure and a figurine such as a doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Genie Toys plc
    Inventors: Casey W. Norman, David Gamlin
  • Patent number: 8282231
    Abstract: This invention relates to a changeable facial expression configuration, including a facial expression layer and an eyeball changeable device. The eyeball changeable device includes a light transmission eyeball body, and a light transmission eyeball pattern layer located in the light transmission eyeball body that is able to embody at least two different expressions with different colors, and a luminous body located with a certain distance in the rear area of the pattern layer that is able to respectively emit the light colors in accordance with the light colors of the eyeball pattern layer. The luminous body connects with the control circuit, and emits light alternately by the control of control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Sun Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Publication number: 20120142250
    Abstract: One or more toy figures are described herein, as is a method for making such toy figures. The toy figures preferably include a changeable facial image. The figures include injection molded, single-piece body portions, including a head having a sticker receiving area. The sticker receiving area is provided as a recessed portion of the body portion. A sticker is placed on the sticker receiving area. The sticker is provided as a sticker having a lenticular image, the sticker including an image having at least one first image and having at least one second image as part of the lenticular image. The sticker will show the first image if held in a first position (or first orientation or first angle), and the second image if held in a second position (or second orientation or second angle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: HOME FOCUS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Jacob Ranis Stokholm Andersen
  • Publication number: 20120142249
    Abstract: A toy doll with a reconfigurable clothing article is disclosed. In particular, a toy doll with a reconfigurable clothing article and an electronic system that generates outputs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the clothing article can be reconfigured relative to the body of the toy doll. In one embodiment, the body of the toy doll includes a display portion that can be used to generate various visual displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Kelly Rae Matheny, Steven Ryniker, James P. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 8162712
    Abstract: A personalized doll kit with computer generated photograph face which comprises a transfer paper having the computer generated photograph face printed in a mirror image thereon which is transferred to a piece of fabric by ironing. An interface sheet has a large circle and a concentric inner small circle. The transfer paper, fabric, and a padding member are stacked to form a face assembly. The face assembly is secured together at the large circle of the interface sheet. Excess material of the face assembly is cut away from a stitch line at the large circle, while the inner small circle is removed to form a circular aperture to expose the photograph face. By manually urging the bottom of the padding member upwardly the photograph face on the transfer paper on the piece of fabric will go through the circular aperture on the interface sheet to reverse the interface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia L. Uy
  • Patent number: 8128450
    Abstract: A product, comprising a reconfigurable toy assembly, said assembly being reversibly reconfigurable between at least a first configuration and a second configuration; and the toy including at least one body surface with an integral thermochromic layer covering at least a portion of the body, where the integral thermochromic layer exhibits a visual change in response to temperature is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Imai
  • Publication number: 20120052764
    Abstract: A reconfigurable doll includes a body having a torso defining a cavity, and a garment member coupled to the body. The garment member is movable between an extended position extending outwardly from the torso, and a retracted position substantially disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia Chan
  • Patent number: 7946901
    Abstract: A figurine and method of use is having selectable personalization includes a doll having a head and torso, also a base disposed adjacent to the head, the base including a surrounding sidewall extending from a bottom portion to an opening defining a first interior that receives a first selected indicia. Further, a transparent cover including an outer periphery that is removably engaged from the sidewall opening. The cover having a first side and second side forming a concave profile to define a second interior portion, with the second side adjacent to the base when the cover and base are engaged, wherein the first and second interior portions form a chamber for the first indicia to be protectively and securely displayed. The base and cover engagement prevents unauthorized removal of the first indicia from the chamber by requiring a tool to separate the base and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Furn Roberts
  • Patent number: 7935100
    Abstract: A light sensitive media packaging with unique shrink-wrap light protection label that works as a light barrier to protect media from light damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Stem Cell Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Janus
  • Publication number: 20110097967
    Abstract: A laughing, farting stuffed doll having a face and a body with a mechanical component, a sound component, an odor component, a vapor component, and a color changing component embedded inside the stuffed doll. There is an electrical component that is connected to the other components. Upon activation of the electrical component, the face of the doll will form different expressions and the body will make various movements and gestures. Furthermore, the doll will produce sounds of laughter and passing gas. The stuffed doll can also recite several pre-recorded phrases. Moreover, it will produce an odor similar to passing gas, it will emit a vapor and it will change facial color similar to blushing. All of the aforementioned can be achieved remotely with the assistance of a remote control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Rayford Berrymon
  • Patent number: 7927174
    Abstract: A toy vehicle is provided having a wheel base, a chassis, and a cab. The wheel base has pairs of rear wheels. The chassis is attached to the wheel base about a horizontal rotational axis which is capable of raising and lowering the chassis from a first position to a second position. The cab is pivotally attached to the chassis such that the cab is able to remain in a substantially horizontal position when the chassis is moved. The cab further includes a pair of joints that secure arms, which have at the end a wheel. The joint enables the arms to move when the chassis moves. When moving the cab, the vehicle transforms between the first and second positions, where the wheels attached to the arms are able to move with the cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Rehco, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Ryan Kratz
  • Publication number: 20110065354
    Abstract: Interactive devices for detecting, characterizing, and acting upon tactile inputs are disclosed. An example embodiment may include a doll configured to produce audible outputs, visible outputs, and/or movement based at least in part upon its characterization of a tactile input. For example, the doll may characterize a tactile input as a slap, a tickle, a rub, a pinch, etc., and the doll may cry, smile, giggle, or move based upon its characterization of the tactile input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Wolfe, Thomas M. Conte
  • Patent number: 7846003
    Abstract: An action figure fabrication toy in which a preselected action figure torso is placed in the center of the toy and individual body parts for the action figure are then placed in separate chambers arranged circumferentially about the center on opposite sides. The toy is then activated and one body part from each chamber is selected and automatically attached to the preselected torso, in order to form a composite action figure comprised of the torso and each of the selected body parts from each of the separate chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: Yusuke Takiguchi, Kenichi Morita
  • Patent number: 7607962
    Abstract: An electronic toy with alterable features. The toy includes a body having a sensor adapted to detect at least a first orientation of the body and a second orientation of the body, and provide a corresponding sensor output. In some embodiments, the toy includes a controller configured to select a set of toy outputs from a library of toy outputs in response to the sensor output. The toy outputs may include a play mode and/or a persona. In some embodiments, the toy includes one or more movable portions coupled to the body and adapted to move in response to changes in the orientation of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Hardin
  • Publication number: 20090253347
    Abstract: This action figure is different from other dolls. This doll has Moveable wings instead of arms. The wings will be attached to the Shoulder (upper chest area) one wing on the left hand-side, and the Other on the right hand-side. Just like arms on a human being, the Wings will able to swing upward need his head, and downward to the Knee area. And out to the side of his body. The torso area will be stationery. His goggles will have a small Halogen bulb behind it. This will give off a orange (glow-n-the-dark-affect) The battery compartment will be in his back. The doll will be able to Stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: John Wesley Byrd
  • Patent number: 7568965
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformable toy with which the user can enjoy the transforming process of the figure of the toy much more than ever. A movable toy includes an assembly composed of a plurality of components. The assembly is mounted onto an upper body of a toy doll to constitute an exterior 30 for the upper body of a toy robot. The assembly includes a first assembly constituent section, a second assembly constituent section, and a third assembly constituent section. The first assembly constituent section (13A, 14, 15) is disposed in a front side of the toy doll. The second assembly constituent section (11, 13B, 17) is connected to the first assembly constituent section and disposed in a back side of the toy doll. A handle (16A, 16B) composing the third assembly constituent section connects the first and second assembly constituent sections. The first, second and third assembly constituent sections are assembled together in an annular shape to constitute the exterior 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Toriyama, Tetsuro Itami, Shinichi Hanamoto, Koji Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20090093186
    Abstract: An action figure fabrication toy in which a preselected action figure torso is placed in the center of the toy and individual body parts for the action figure are then placed in separate chambers arranged circumferentially about the center on opposite sides. The toy is then activated and one body part from each chamber is selected and automatically attached to the preselected torso, in order to form a composite action figure comprised of the torso and each of the selected body parts from each of the separate chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Yusuke Takiguchi, Kenichi Morita
  • Publication number: 20080305710
    Abstract: A figurine and method of use is having selectable personalization includes a doll having a head and torso, also a base disposed adjacent to the head, the base including a surrounding sidewall extending from a bottom portion to an opening defining a first interior that receives a first selected indicia. Further, a transparent cover including an outer periphery that is removably engaged from the sidewall opening. The cover having a first side and second side forming a concave profile to define a second interior portion, with the second side adjacent to the base when the cover and base are engaged, wherein the first and second interior portions form a chamber for the first indicia to be protectively and securely displayed. The base and cover engagement prevents unauthorized removal of the first indicia from the chamber by requiring a tool to separate the base and the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Furn Roberts
  • Patent number: 7445538
    Abstract: To provide an assembly unit for a toy capable of storing unused engaging section in a part unit thereof. An arm part (13) of the toy comprises a rotating member (50) rotating about a rotating shaft (55) provided in the body (14) thereof. The rotating member (50) has an engaging section (53), which is used for connecting the rotating member to a second part unit (23), which is connected to the arm part (13), and a hand (necessary member) (51). When a separate member (23) is connected to the arm part (13), the hand 51 is stored in the body 14 and the engaging section (53) is exposed to the outside of the body (14). When the separate member (23) is not connected to the arm part (13), the engaging section (53) is stored in the body (14) and the hand (51) is exposed to the outside of the body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hanamoto, Koji Okamoto, Ryosuke Toriyama, Shinya Saito, Motokazu Shibasaki, Hachitaro Sato
  • Publication number: 20080233833
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformable toy with which the user can enjoy the transforming process of the figure of the toy much more than ever. A movable toy includes an assembly composed of a plurality of components. The assembly is mounted onto an upper body of a toy doll to constitute an exterior 30 for the upper body of a toy robot. The assembly includes a first assembly constituent section, a second assembly constituent section, and a third assembly constituent section. The first assembly constituent section (13A, 14, 15) is disposed in a front side of the toy doll. The second assembly constituent section (11, 13B, 17) is connected to the first assembly constituent section and disposed in a back side of the toy doll. A handle (16A, 16B) composing the third assembly constituent section connects the first and second assembly constituent sections. The first, second and third assembly constituent sections are assembled together in an annular shape to constitute the exterior 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Toriyama, Tetsuro Itami, Shinichi Hanamoto, Koji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 6962517
    Abstract: A stuffed animal toy for children that emulates the awakening of the stuffed animal upon the user touching one of various locations upon the body of the stuffed animal thereby activating an appropriate pre-recorded audio message. The stuffed animal also includes a second head portion such as a Santa Claus-like head portion mounted within a recess behind the original teddy bear head portion that can be easily converted manually by a child from a first position representing the original teddy bear configuration, to a second position, representing a second configuration such as a Santa Claus head configuration for holiday seasons. Upon the manual exchange of the head portions of the stuffed animal, a switch is activated which enables a pre-recorded audio message to play through a speaker located within the stuffed animal. The audio message played corresponds to the head portion which appears on the stuffed animal after the exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: David Murray
  • Patent number: 6875074
    Abstract: The present invention provides one or more movable members such as an eyelid, tongue, teeth, fangs or tusks for a stuffed toy or the like that are movable between a first position in which the one or more movable member is visible and a second position in which the one or more movable member is at least partially concealed whereby the demeanor or expression of the stuffed toy or the like may be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Eileen Morris, Renee Faggen, Spencer Morris
  • 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: 6758717
    Abstract: A doll head defines a pair of eye apertures and a pair of outwardly extending ears. A mask also having eye apertures and ear portions is removably attached to the doll head to overlie the facial portions thereof. The mask includes a snap fit attachment which engages the ear portions of the doll head. The apertures of the mask generally align with the eye apertures of the doll head when the mask is attached. An eye change mechanism supportive within the doll head provides alternative eye images viewed through the respective eye apertures of the head and mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Cassidy Park, Tina Yang, Elaine Marans
  • Patent number: 6752679
    Abstract: A double doll figurine which is constructed of an outer doll which is constructed of an outer doll which has a hollow internal chamber and within the hollow internal chamber is to be located an inner doll. The outer doll is constructed of a top and a base which are capable of being separated. When the top and base are connected together, they are connected by a fastener arrangement with generally a magnetic fastener arrangement being preferred. Each of the magnetic fasteners is mounted within a post mounted in the base with each of these posts protruding within the internal chamber. The posts cooperate with members of the inner doll to restrict the movement of the inner doll within the internal chamber so the posts, in essence, function as a movement limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Hoe King Lui
  • Publication number: 20040077275
    Abstract: The puppet for cheering includes a handle and a head member connected to the handle. The puppet further includes one or more manipulable limbs carried by the handle, wherein the manipulable limbs comprise a limb assembly, the limb assembly in turn comprising an upper limb element pivotably connected to the body portion, an extending limb element pivotably carried on the upper limb element, wherein the extending limb element carries a variety of attachments at the end thereof, including various athletic elements, food and beverage items, flags and other items. An activation means for activating the upper limb element and the extending limb elements, including trigger means, are disposed so as to allow the user to carry the body portion in one hand, while at the same time controlling the activation means with the same hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Elana Burbank
  • Patent number: 6620024
    Abstract: A computerized toy system has a body having the appearance of an animal. The computerized toy system permits the animal to adopt different attitudes and positions, the positions including at least three of a lying attitude, a sitting attitude, a working attitude, a standing attitude and different types of walking attitudes. There are limbs having joints to permit for movement of the toy. There are sufficient in number to permit for a relatively natural and smooth manner of movement representation of the animal. The body construct or skin appearance renders the toy realistic of an animal. The skin appearance may selectively be a fur or plush-type body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Silverlit Toys Manufactory, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Fung Choi
  • Patent number: 6575808
    Abstract: A puppet for cheering having manipulable limbs having pom-pom attachments limbs, and a method of using the same. The puppet may include a handle portion that can be held by the user during use of the puppet, on which is attached one or more limb assemblies, and each limb assembly may include an upper limb element pivotally attached to the body support, an extending limb element pivotally carried on the upper limb element, a pom-pom attached to the extending limb element, a means to activate the limb assemblies, and a head connected to the handle portion. The method includes use of the puppet as a method of cheering, such that by manipulation of the limbs the pom-poms attached to the limbs move and the puppet appears to be the one cheering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Alvina L. Wright, Elana Burbank
  • 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