Including Figure Toy Patents (Class 446/72)
  • Patent number: 10588417
    Abstract: A head support is described. The head support has a foldable longitudinal middle section, configured to be folded between different user positions, and a first supporting section connected to a first distal extremity of the middle section. The first supporting section has a foldable flat surface palm section, at least 2 foldable longitudinal finger sections extending from a distal extremity of the flat surface palm section and a foldable longitudinal thumb section extending from a lateral side of the foldable flat palm surface. A method for supporting a head of a user is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: VRAT INC.
    Inventor: Sylvain Berube
  • Publication number: 20150147932
    Abstract: A toy projector. The present projector is a plush toy animal having an animal-like or fanciful appearance. The toy comprises a projector, one or more speakers, and the necessary electronic components for operating the projector and the speakers to play image, audio, and/or video content as desired by the user. The electronic components comprise a power source, one or more processors, a memory, and a logic that allows the present invention to play image, audio, and/or video content encoded in data files provided either wirelessly or via a physical computer readable medium. Furthermore, the head and body portions are pivotably connected together, which allows users to adjust the surface against which the images are projected without forcing the user to move the entire toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Francisco Vizcarra
  • Patent number: 9028292
    Abstract: A toy figure is provided that incorporates an articulated armature, the armature including a torso member and multiple limbs, where each limb may be the same or different, and each limb includes at least one limb segment. Each limb segment includes two longitudinal primary plates that intersect approximately orthogonally, and a plurality of substantially parallel secondary plates that intersect with and are approximately orthogonal to both primary plates. The outer edges of the primary and secondary plates of each limb segment substantially define a shape and a volume for that limb portion of the toy figure. The articulated armature is surrounded by a resilient body material to simulate flesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Benecke, Steed Sun, Thai Cheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20150093957
    Abstract: A towel package structure includes a head section, any corner of the towel being knotted to form a knotted section, the knotted section being downward enclosed to form the head section, a tail end of the head section being looped with a first tie. A body section trailing the head section, an opposite corner of the head section being rolled up to form a rolled body, the rolled body being inward bent and folded to form a first body section and a second body section positioned side by side. A tail section trailing the body section, a junction between of the body section and the tail section being looped with a second tie, the tail section being downward bent and folded and then upward conducted through between the side by side positioned first and second body sections. Decorative members disposed on the head section to form a doll form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: KUO-LUNG LIN
  • Patent number: 8992281
    Abstract: A toy figure display stand displays a toy figure behind a transparent fluid-retaining wall, thus simulating immersion of the toy figure within the transparent fluid. The simulated immersion provides an additional level of engagement between the toy figure and a child or collector. The wall may include an interior transparent shell portion and an exterior transparent shell portion. The interior transparent shell portion and the exterior transparent shell portion may together define a cavity. A fluid may be received within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenny Yuk Wa Lui, Wai (Ricky Choi) Kei Choi, Qiwen (Chris Fong) Fang, Ted Kwok Leung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20150050859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transformer toy car that automatically transforms the shape to turn a card over to provide the information on the card, if the card is attached to the transformer toy car. The transformer toy car includes: a separable toy car body; and cards adapted to be attached to the underside of the toy car body, wherein if one of the cards is attached to the underside of the toy car body, a portion of the separable toy car body is separated, and a portion of the separated toy car body pressurizes a floor surface, thereby making the toy car body stand up or turn over and thus allowing the underside surface of the card attached to the underside of the toy car body to be exposed to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sin-Kyu CHOE
  • Patent number: 8951090
    Abstract: A toy doll that is operable to receive and display human infant teeth once they have been discharged from a human child. The toy doll further includes a body that is manufactured to resemble the anatomy of a human. The body further includes a head having an aperture that is formed to be shaped as an open human mouth. Disposed within the head accessible through the aperture are jaw members. The jaw members include an upper jaw member and a lower jaw member. The jaw members are independently removable and include a plurality of sockets that are operable to have human teeth releasably secured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Peter LaCombe
  • Patent number: 8905810
    Abstract: A plush writing toy that is attached to the user's wrist and holds a writing utensil in its front paws, legs, or hands, thereby simulating the movements of the user as the user draws, writes, colors, or paints. The plush writing toy can be manufactured to resemble an animal or any other fictional or non-fictional child's character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Muccini, Robert Manca
  • Publication number: 20140357150
    Abstract: A smart stuffed toy with at least one sensor for determining an atmospheric environment within the immediate proximity of the smart stuffed toy, a control unit and an air flow ventilation device embedded within the smart stuffed toy to provide air circulation and reduce the settlement of carbon dioxide. The air flow ventilation device comprises no blades or safe fan blades. The control unit controls the air flow ventilation device based on the sensor reading. Preferably, the front surface covering the air flow ventilation device is made of material different from the remaining surfaces of the smart stuffed toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: LEONARD ACHAN, JR.
  • Patent number: 8894463
    Abstract: A toy figure assembly is disclosed. The toy figure assembly includes a toy figure and a toy surfboard that can be used with the toy figure. In one embodiment, the toy figure can be coupled to the toy surfboard in an upright or surfing orientation that simulates the toy figure surfing on the toy surfboard. In one embodiment, the toy figure can be coupled to the toy surfboard in a lying orientation that simulates the toy figure paddling on the toy surfboard. In one embodiment, a handle is coupleable to the toy figure to allow a user to move the toy figure into different poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Steven Ryniker, Andrew Wong
  • Patent number: 8801490
    Abstract: A smart stuffed toy includes a head portion, a torso portion and four limbs. An air flow ventilation device is embedded within the torso portion of the smart stuffed toy to provide air circulation and reduce the settlement of carbon dioxide. The air ventilation device comprises no blades or safe fan blades. Preferably, the front torso surface covering the air flow ventilation device is made of material different from the remaining surfaces of the smart stuffed toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LCAIP, LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Achan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140220851
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to a transformable object. In some implementations, a device includes at least three figures, each figure disposed adjacent to two of the other at least three figures, each figure including a surface, and a cavity having an opening that allows access to the cavity, the cavity defined at least in part by the surface. The at least three figures can be attached such that the surface of each of the at least three figures is attached to the surface of its adjacent two figures. Each of the at least three figures can be configured such that any one of the at least three figures can be exposed and the cavity of the exposed figure can conceal the other of the at least three figures, and the concealed figures can be accessed through the opening of the exposed figure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kimber Bennett
  • Publication number: 20140213138
    Abstract: An article (e.g., toy, ornament, etc.) having an audio recording and playback device permits recording of a karaoke-style song to be played. A user sings along with a permanently prerecorded, karaoke-style song that is played during a recording session. The recording device is operable in either a trial mode or a use mode. In the trial mode, a user-recorded song is played back initially for the potential purchaser but is not subsequently played back to be later heard by other potential purchasers. In the use mode, which the article may be switched to after purchase, a user-recorded karaoke-style song can be played. During playback, the user-recorded song is played simultaneously with the prerecorded karaoke-style recording that was played during the recording session. Additional prerecorded messages, such as voice prompts with instructions, may also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: TIMOTHY J. LIEN, RANDY S. KNIPP, ROBERT D. WERTANEN, SARA F. COASH, ELIZABETH A. FINE
  • Patent number: 8784153
    Abstract: A transformable toy (100) which is instantaneously changeable from a flat plate-like shape to the shape of a character figure and which is used to play a game by rotating a roulette wheel (189) to compete for the score of attack or defense. A transformable toy comprises character-figure constituting members (111, 122, 131, 141) foldable to a state of a generally flat plate and rotatably connected to each other, elastic members each provided between each of the character-figure constituting members, a roulette wheel (108) attached to any of the character-figure constituting members, a rotation imparting mechanism for imparting rotation to the roulette wheel, and an engaging means (157) for maintaining and releasing the folded state of the character-figure constituting members. When the character-figure constituting members are folded against the elastic forces of the elastic members to operate an engaging member, the character-figure constituting members are rotated and caused to protrude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sega Toys Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Michitoshi Sugimoto, Nobuhiro Arai, Wataru Sato, Fujio Nobata
  • Publication number: 20140154945
    Abstract: The customizable yo-yo system of the present invention makes available a transformable Yo-yo character to transform a Yo-yo to a character toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Franklin Labarbara, Todd Rywolt
  • Patent number: 8684782
    Abstract: A convertible flower doll has garment including a skirt with layers that may be raised or lowered to convert the doll between a figure resembling a flower and a figure resembling a character. In flower form, the doll sits within a container resembling a flower pot. The doll has legs that wrap together and attach at the ankles to resemble a flower stem. The skirt has features resembling flower petals, and elastic in the lowest layer of the skirt bunches up the skirt layers when raised to resemble a flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fiore Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Jeanette Marie Fiore
  • Patent number: 8672724
    Abstract: A convertible slip cover for a convertible stuffed animal and pillow toy is quickly and easily removable and interchangeable, the convertible slip cover is much easier to wash and dry then the convertible stuffed animal and pillow, the convertible slip cover can be donned on and is convertible with the convertible stuffed animal toy in both the pillow configuration and the stuffed animal configuration, and the convertible slip cover allows for the arching of the toy in the animal configuration so that the toy still has an animal body appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Charles Beuerle
  • Publication number: 20140051320
    Abstract: Novelty devices are described. In one aspect, a novelty device includes a glove configured to receive a hand of a user and comprising a plurality of sheaths configured to receive respective fingers of the user when the user's hand is placed within the glove, and wherein one of the sheaths comprises a mascot which is configured to receive at least a portion of one of the fingers of the user within at least a portion of the mascot when the user's hand is placed within the glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen R. Hormel
  • Publication number: 20140017969
    Abstract: A toy is represented on a website via a virtual replica of the product. The toy has a registration data associated with it that is electronically stored in the toy using an electronic storage medium. A user is registered on the website by associating the user with a user ID. The user ID is associated with the virtual replica of the product by utilizing the registration data. Access is granted to one or more features on the website in connection with the virtual replica of the product subsequent to input and validation of the registration code via the user ID without requiring additional entry of the registration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GANZ
    Inventor: Howard Ganz
  • Publication number: 20130324001
    Abstract: A toy with an exterior structure. Constructed to transform from a rollable first shape to a second shape. An interior structure inside the exterior structure is endowed with a magnetic body that moves by way of a magnetic force that acts from the exterior of the toy, an interior locking portion that moves simultaneously with the movement of this magnetic body, and a biasing member that effects a force which moves or turns this interior locking portion in a particular direction. If the magnetic force does not act from the exterior of the toy, the first shape of the exterior structure maintained. In the event that a magnetic force has acted from the exterior of the said toy, the exterior structure transforms from the first shape to the second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMADA, Fujio NOBATA
  • Publication number: 20130267144
    Abstract: A stuffed toy 11 convertible to another stuffed toy, or a cushion 13. The stuffed toy 11 has a first shape formed by a first shell 35 and a second shape formed by a second shell 41, the shells being joined by a zip fastener 47 to form a contiguous hollow structure when unzipped. The structure contains a flowable stuffing that may be manipulated between the first shell 35 and the second shell 41. The stuffing can be entirely contained with the second shell 41, within the first shell 35 and the zip fastener 47 is done up to form the stuffed toy 11. By undoing the zip fastener, the stuffing can be manipulated to be entirely contained within the second shell 41 with the first shell 35, within the second shell 41, and the zip fastener 47 done up to form the other stuffed toy or cushion 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Michael John COOK, Patricia Ann COOK, Janene MCNAMARA
  • Patent number: 8550866
    Abstract: A textile product includes an external surface of a first form including a fastener that forms a first cavity when opened in the first form. The textile product also includes an internal surface of a second form that forms a second cavity when the fastener is opened in the second form. The textile product is invertible from the first form into the second form, and vice versa, via the first and second cavities, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chandru H Wadhwani
  • Publication number: 20130225033
    Abstract: A smart stuffed toy includes a head portion, a torso portion and four limbs. An air flow ventilation device is embedded within the torso portion of the smart stuffed toy to provide air circulation and reduce the settlement of carbon dioxide. The air ventilation device comprises no blades or safe fan blades. Preferably, the front torso surface covering the air flow ventilation device is made of material different from the remaining surfaces of the smart stuffed toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: LCAIP, LLC
    Inventor: LCAIP, LLC
  • Patent number: 8506345
    Abstract: A doll is disclosed. The doll has an outer layer that is constructed of a faux fur and that includes a number of openings. The faux fur has a pile height sufficient to at least partially conceal the openings. A number of interchangeable features can be connected to the outer layer by securing connecting members in the openings. Depending on the embodiment, the openings may be buttonholes or grommeted openings, and the connecting members may be buttons or connecting bars. Some embodiments of the doll may have a removable stuffed insert. When embodiments of the doll are not stuffed, or when the removable insert is removed, the doll may serve as a puppet, a hat, or a cover for an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Jazz Tigan, Maricriz Perea
  • Patent number: 8505770
    Abstract: An animal waste bag dispenser wherein a roll of waste bags with the leading waste bag protruding from the center is inserted into a holder with an aperture on one end, and the holder is inserted into a plush animal with a second aperture aligned with the first aperture so that waste bags may be dispensed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Four Paws Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Askinasi
  • Publication number: 20130178128
    Abstract: A display device is operable to be superimposed with at least one region of a doll and to generate an interactive virtual representation thereof. The virtual representation may be an animated simulation of the overlaid region of the doll such that it appears that the display device is a virtual window through which the doll is being viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Hans Moritz
  • Publication number: 20130171905
    Abstract: A modular combination toy and desktop writing accessory apparatus comprising a plurality of structural elements each having at least one nodal connector portion to which a complementary connector portion of another structural element can be coupled. The structural elements can be assembled into a barrel-like form that is configured with a passageway for carrying a writing component of the invention. The writing component can be a pen, pencil, marker, crayon, eraser or the like. The modular combination toy and writing instrument has multiple functions in playtime as well as in everyday desk-bound activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: HERMES INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Csaba TRUCKAI
  • Publication number: 20130095721
    Abstract: Systems for making a toy more comfortable are provided. In one embodiment, a system is provided, including a toy including a body and a hand, wherein the toy's temperature is adjustable; an infrared tracking device used to wirelessly detect an amount of heat radiating from a remote object including a human being, wherein the tracking device is included in the toy; a laser-based distance measuring device included in the toy; a temperature tracking device in the toy used to measure a room temperature; a first heater included in the body of the toy; a second heater included in the hand of the toy; a first cooler included in the body of the toy; and a second cooler included in the hand of the toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: TAI CHEUNG POON
  • Publication number: 20130090034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transformable action figure card toy that transforms between a flat state, resembling a playing card, and an expanded state, resembling a three-dimension character. The toy includes a rigid primary backing which features a primary articulation therein. A primary biasing mechanism articulates the primary backing along the primary articulation so as to segment the primary backing into at least first and second planar regions lying transverse to one another. The primary backing lies substantially flat when not articulated. Additional rigid planar components are hinged to the primary backing and lie flat against the primary backing. A biasing mechanism swings the planar components away from the primary backing so as to dispose the planar components along planes that are transverse to the first and second planar regions. At least one folded pliable web portion is connected between the first planar component and the primary backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Spin Master Ltd.
    Inventor: Spin Master Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8414347
    Abstract: A smart stuffed animal includes a head portion, a torso portion and four limbs. An air flow ventilation device is embedded within the torso portion of the smart stuffed animal to provide air circulation and reduce the settlement of carbon dioxide. The air ventilation device comprises soft foam fan blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: LCAIP, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Achan, Jr., Susan Levine
  • Patent number: 8371897
    Abstract: An interactive toy comprises a body having a non-reactive portion and a reactive portion. There is a CMOS image sensor with the body for capturing an image in the vicinity of the body. A microprocessor processes the captured image and generates instructions in response to the processed image. The instructions cause operation of the reactive portion of the body. The toy can be a doll including a plush, soft or hard plastic head and body; and the CMOS image sensor has a resolution of about or selectively less than 1M pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Silverlit Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Leung Wong
  • Publication number: 20130029558
    Abstract: A figure sweeps toy has a suspension device, a figurine underneath the suspension device, and a brush or broom suspended from the suspension device. The brush or broom contains a first sports team logo, and the figurine contains a second sports team logo, with the first sports team logo different from the second sports team logo. The brush or broom further contains bristles extending from the bottom of the brush or broom to the top of the figurine. As the brush or broom sways, the bristles brush or sweep the top of the figurine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: John Burton
  • Publication number: 20130023722
    Abstract: A patient seeking complementary and alternative medicine must visit a practitioner which is not always convenient or possible. It would be beneficial to provide a patient with a simple means of deriving benefit from such physical CAM techniques in a non-intimidating manner whereby the means has familiarity associated with it. Even with conventional medicine children, infants, toddlers, and babies require medical treatment and experience fear and/or anxiety arising from visiting the medical practitioner or with the treatment. According to embodiments of the invention provide patients are provided means to exploit CAM techniques away from the practitioner or allow patients to not associate activities with a medical treatment but another activity, such as playing in the instance of a child. Variations of the means allow medical monitoring activities to be similarly associated with familiar objects and non-traumatic activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Marie Kruk
  • Patent number: 8348059
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to container for reconfigurable products and, in particular, to a display package operable to display a product in multiple configurations. The display package may include product housing portions adapted to slide from a first, adjacent position, where one product portion is positioned adjacent to another product portion, to a second, separated position, where one product portion is spaced from the other product portion. The display package may include a plurality of product housings adapted to rotate with respect to each other along a common axis such that product portions within the product housings may be selectively aligned to form desired configurations of a completed, displayed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20120326428
    Abstract: A combination of a book and bookmark includes a book and a bookmark indicating a location between adjacent pages of the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: John STONES, Denise Kovac
  • Patent number: 8328596
    Abstract: A play set having a main panel section and a pair of side panel sections, each of which is pivotably connected to tile side lateral edges of the main panel section. When the play set is in a first orientation, the main panel section and the pair of side panel sections are oriented generally co-planar to each other such that the upper main surface and upper side surfaces define a play surface having a perimeter, and when the play set is in a second orientation, the side panel sections are adjacent each other and in a plane parallel to the main panel section to define a play set case. When in the first orientation, one of the panel sections includes an elongated member extendable therefrom in a telescoping manner to define an additional play surface outside the perimeter of the main panel sections and side panel sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian R. Payne
  • Publication number: 20120309256
    Abstract: A plush toy tablet computer accessory is provided for storing and supporting a tablet computer. The plush toy tablet computer accessory includes a speaker system connectable to a tablet computer and a detachable carrying case for storing the tablet computer while not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dean A. Theodore
  • Publication number: 20120295510
    Abstract: The presented cell phone-enabled doll companion allows a child novel ways to self-select and self-execute applications while requiring no intervention or supervision from the parent. Further, it provides learning, entertainment and safety by integrating cell phone communication, education, entertainment, alert and monitoring systems. While providing a convenient means of communication between the child and parent, the system allows surveillance of a child's real-time environment, GPS monitoring and SIDS/health monitoring. The functionality and the physical elements of the system are programmable through installation of applications downloadable from an application store. Various options for parental access to a configuration interface to modify settings and download applications are provided, including via a cell phone, a website, customer service call center and/or the doll companion touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Boeckle
  • Publication number: 20120289116
    Abstract: A convertible slip cover for a convertible stuffed animal and pillow toy is quickly and easily removable and interchangeable, the convertible slip cover is much easier to wash and dry then the convertible stuffed animal and pillow, the convertible slip cover can be donned on and is convertible with the convertible stuffed animal toy in both the pillow configuration and the stuffed animal configuration, and the convertible slip cover allows for the arching of the toy in the animal configuration so that the toy still has an animal body appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Charles Beuerle
  • Publication number: 20120252305
    Abstract: A doll capable of personalization to the likeness of an individual. The doll's appearance may be made so as to appear to be like a particular individual. Accessories for the doll may be further be personalized. The doll's voice and audio content may further be personalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Mary Sandholt
  • Publication number: 20120238178
    Abstract: A textile product includes an external surface of a first form including a fastener that forms a first cavity when opened in the first form. The textile product also includes an internal surface of a second form that forms a second cavity when the fastener is opened in the second form. The textile product is invertible from the first form into the second form, and vice versa, via the first and second cavities, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Amrapur Overseas Incorporated
    Inventor: Chandru H. Wadhwani
  • Publication number: 20120231697
    Abstract: A figure includes a body with a first portion including an inlet and a second portion including an outlet. The first portion is submersible in a liquid. A conduit extends between the inlet and the outlet. A pump mechanism is coupled to the conduit. The pump mechanism is operable by a user to draw liquid into the inlet, move the liquid through the conduit, and discharge the liquid from the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: KELLY RAE MATHENY, CHRISTOPHER GOFF, JEFFREY A. SAUNDERS
  • Publication number: 20120202401
    Abstract: A child's toy comprises a, preferably soft, head portion, a foldable body portion attached to the head portion, and at least one fastener for releasably retaining the body portion in its folded condition. The head portion includes at least one facial feature, and the body portion when folded provides a muff with opposing side openings for hands insertion in for example cold weather. When unfolded, the body portion presents at least one of a pliantly flexible plastics changing mat element on one major surface and a pliantly flexible play mat element on the opposite major surface. The play mat element includes at least one play element for a child to interact with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Neil Postlethwaite
  • Patent number: 8210896
    Abstract: A lights and sounds mechanism for use in a toy is provided. The lights and sounds mechanism may be connected to a product test switch switch. One or more components of the toy may be disassembled for packaging. The disassembled components may include one or more lights or speakers. When the product test switch is triggered, the lights and/or speakers in the disassembled components may properly function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Wittenberg
  • Publication number: 20120164911
    Abstract: A smart stuffed animal includes a head portion, a torso portion and four limbs. An air flow ventilation device is embedded within the torso portion of the smart stuffed animal to provide air circulation and reduce the settlement of carbon dioxide. The air ventilation device comprises soft foam fan blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: LEONARD ACHAN, JR., Susan Levine
  • TOY
    Publication number: 20120142247
    Abstract: A toy main section includes an operation unit. When a first operation is performed with the operation unit, releasing means executes release of first holding means and release of second holding means at different timings. Also, when a second operation is performed with the operation unit, the release of the first holding means and the release of the second holding means are substantially simultaneously performed. Accordingly, since a form is changed in different ways in accordance with the operation with the operation unit, a toy with an unexpected change in form can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Hara, Nobuyuki Ito, Takamichi Murayama, Tomonori Nakai, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8181599
    Abstract: An improved pet bed for a pet such as a small dog or a cat includes a seat cushion for the pet to rest on, much like the owner's lap, and a connected back cushion much like the owner's torso. A pair of arm cushions extend from the back cushion, the arms moveable from a spread-apart open position, and a closed portion where the ends may be locked together. While in the open position the arms may receive a shirt of the pet owner, much like a mannequin. Then the arms may be moved to the closed position, and the small pet inside enjoys the feeling of being held by the pet bed and the scent of the owner's clothing. Advantageously, the shirt may be laundered, worn by the owner and replaced onto the pet bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Edwina Dee Jeffers
  • Publication number: 20120071059
    Abstract: A swing chain cover that includes three panels of material which are sewn together along two longitudinal and two latitudinal edges. The cover unit includes a head panel which is coupled along the second latitudinal edge. Two arm and two foot panels are filled with polyester stuffing and sewn onto front panel. Head panel includes two plastic snap on eyes, and one plastic snap on nose which snap into the head panel. The back panel includes six male and female nickel plated brass snaps which are sewn along the first and second longitudinal edges at five inches apart so the snaps meet and snap together in pairs enclosing the swing chain with cover unit. Head panel includes two seven inch pieces of ribbon which are sewn onto the back of head in which the ribbon serve as point of attachment for cover unit to attach to swing chain link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry Jean Roethig
  • Publication number: 20120003897
    Abstract: A kit for coping with emotional stress is disclosed. The kit includes a stuffed animal having an interior pouch that may be opened or closed. One example of a stuffed animal is a stuffed bear with a pouch accessible from the back. A message pad having individual blank messages for expressions by a person affected by emotional stress is included. Each message may have a shape such as a heart and be used for coping with separation or loss. A therapeutic booklet is provided having instructions for writing messages and inserting the messages in the interior pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Molly Eiche
  • Publication number: 20110312242
    Abstract: A wearable toy is provided, including a figurine body defining a substantially planar bottom surface; a magnet disposed within the figurine body; and an attachment element magnetically engageable with the substantially planar bottom surface. A method of affixing a toy figurine to an article of clothing is also provided, including positioning a toy figurine adjacent a first surface of the article of clothing; positioning an attachment element in proximity to the toy figurine on a second surface opposite the first surface; and magnetically engaging the attachment element to the toy figurine with the article of clothing disposed there between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: SHOULDER FUN U.S.A. LLC
    Inventors: Kevin MULLER, Jeaneen MULLER