Having Attachable Clothes Patents (Class 446/98)
  • Patent number: 11484805
    Abstract: A doll and interchangeable hat assembly for celebrating events and entertainment includes a doll, which comprises a body and a head. Each of a plurality of hats is selectively engageable to the doll so that the hat is positioned on and extends from the head of the doll. Each hat has a respective theme so that the plurality of hats comprises hats having a variety of themes. A respective hat having an associated theme is selectively engageable to the doll so that the respective hat acknowledges an event associated with the associated theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Amanda Huxta
  • Patent number: 11426667
    Abstract: A toy figurine comprising a figurine body with an identity selected from a set of identities and a removable plush costume covering the figurine body and obscuring the identity of the figurine body. The plush costume includes one or more separately removable portions and removing one or more of the separately removable portions reveals the identity of the figurine body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Kelley Lindberg, Isaac Luk, Kenna O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11304487
    Abstract: A doll or charm includes a main plate having a front, a back and side edges and an outline in the shape of a body, head, two arms and two legs. The back of the main plate has attachment places such as pegs. At least one sheet sized to cover at least part of the front of the main plate has peripheral attachment complements such as loops. The sheet can be placed on the front of the main plate and the peripheral attachment complements of the sheet can be passed around the edge of the main plate to extend around respective ones of the attachment places, such as pegs, to retain the sheet on the front of the main plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Emily Blumenthal
  • Patent number: 11007449
    Abstract: A single sheet fabric apparel set for a doll has a piece of woven fabric, the piece of woven fabric being a double layered, whole garment stretch cloth having a plurality of apparel items, and at least one dividing portion provided between two adjacent apparel items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Hsiang-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 10987600
    Abstract: The presently disclosed technology is directed towards two-dimensional clothing for a doll that has a portal or passage way for a head and neck of a doll to pass through and which further has shoulder straps that rest on at least one shoulder of the doll. In addition, such a device has a fold line at a line of symmetry between a front side and back side of the clothing which is used to fold the clothing or to adjust the clothing based on the size or fashion style of a doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Melissa B. Galfano, Thomas Galfano
  • Publication number: 20140256209
    Abstract: A play set includes a molded shell which includes at least two contoured panels and at least one hinge assembly is provided. The play set may optionally further include a figurine. The molded shell may be configured to have the appearance of a garment. Preferably, the molded shell provides a natural appearance of a garment when mounted onto the figurine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Casey W. Norman, David Gamlin
  • Publication number: 20130324002
    Abstract: A toy building set comprising separate building elements adapted for building a toy figure, the building elements comprising a number of body elements (1, 2, 3) that are interconnected or adapted for being interconnected by means of articulated joints, and where the toy building set also comprises a number of dressing elements (5) and means for mounting the dressing elements on the body elements. The toy building set further comprises a number of design elements (4), and the at least one design element and at the least one body element has a first type of complementary coupling means (7) adapted for releasably mounting the design element on the body element, and where at least one dressing element and the design element has a second different type of complementary coupling means (8, 9) adapted for releasably mounting a dressing element on the design element, so that it is not possible to mount the dressing element on a body element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Christoph Rõttjer, Cerim Manovi, Christoffer Raundahl
  • 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: 8393932
    Abstract: A doll's seamless garment which is adapted to be dressed, fitted and be removed in a life-like manner from a doll having a height in the range of above 8 cm to about 32 cm, wherein the doll is bendable at least in part. The garment is molded from an elastomeric material or rubber having an average modulus of elasticity of less than 1 MN/m2. The garment wall thickness is preferably in the range of about 1 mm to about 3 mm. Further disclosed is a skin. The skin is adapted to be dressed, fitted and removed from a doll to transform the doll into a different character or object, and wherein the skin is molded in at least one part from an elastomeric material. The skin may have a wall thickness from 1 to 3 mm, the material having an average modulus of elasticity of less than 1 MN/m2. The garments are easily manipulated by children and provide opportunities for creative play. Still further disclosed is a play set comprising, in cooperative combination, a doll donned and fitted with a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Genie Toys plc
    Inventors: Casey William Norman, Torquil Patrick Alexander Norman
  • 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: 8231425
    Abstract: A toy construction set has interconnectable objects, each with multiple faces. Some faces have a connector, while others lack a connector but may have a fibrous or pierceable material. The connector includes a pair of concentrically nested hubs. The two hubs have spiral prongs that spiral in opposite directions. A manually operable link connected between the two hubs can relatively rotate them in opposite directions. The play activity proceeds by adjoining a pair of the objects with a prominent, connector-bearing face of one of the pair touching a prominent connector-free face of the other one of the pair. The player will counter-rotate the hubs in the connector of the prominent connector-bearing face to embed their spiral prongs in the fibrous or pierceable material of the prominent connector-free face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: James Haas
  • Publication number: 20110111669
    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 anus 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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Patricia Chan, Angelica Lee Northrup
  • Publication number: 20110009027
    Abstract: A fashion doll with changeable clothing. The fashion doll has a body with a head, left and right arms, and left and right legs attached to the body. The fashion doll is provided with several pieces of fabric for quick and easy changes of clothing. Each piece of fabric has a size and shape other than a conventional garment for wrapping around the body to form an article of clothing or accessory. A first fastener is used to adhere the piece of fabric to the body. A second fastener is used to adhere the piece of clothing to itself. The first and second fasteners are easy to apply and remove and are not visible upon securing the article of clothing to the fashion doll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: 9135-3904 Quebec Inc., dba Imports Dragon
    Inventors: Stephane Tetrault, Isabelle Grenon
  • Publication number: 20100261401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toy figure around which textiles can be wrapped and attached comprising: at least one opening formed on a surface of said toy figure, an elastic member formed to cover each opening wherein a wavy incision is formed on each elastic member and the elastic member is exposed and visible from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Mariko Takano, Midori Itou, Saki Kawai, Yoshitaka Shido, Eriko Ito, Sayaka Kuroda, Danielle N. Armbrust, Penny Christine Towne-Vowles, Veronica Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20100210171
    Abstract: A method of forming a molded toy product is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method may include securing a preformed item having a first magnetic-attraction element in a desired location in a mold via magnetic attraction between the first magnetic-attraction element and the mold; adding moldable material into the mold such that the moldable material covers at least part of the preformed item; and curing the moldable material. A mold for manufacturing a molded toy product also is disclosed. In some embodiments, the mold may include a mold core including a surface and at least a second magnetic-attraction element complementary with at least a first magnetic-attraction element of a preformed item; and at least one mold cavity wall spaced from the mold core, wherein an area between the mold core surface and the at least one mold cavity wall is configured to receive moldable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Rick Chan
  • Publication number: 20100048088
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stuffed animal having a releasably attachable tail. The stuffed animal includes a body, a tail releasably attached to the body and attachment means carried by at least one of the body and the tail. The attachment means releasably attaches the tail to the body and may include a plurality of hook and loop fastener elements. In another embodiment, the attachment means includes at least one attachment ear and at least one corresponding attachment member. The at least one attachment ear is attached to the at least one attachment member via hook and loop fastener elements for releasably securing the tail to the body. A customer or seller can dress the stuffed animal with changeable clothing after removing the tail, which can be handled with ease by even young children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Build-A-Bear Retail Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Carolyn Cardinale, Danielle D. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20100041301
    Abstract: An article of doll clothing is provided having two sections. Each section has a back portion and a front portion, the front portions having a lateral edge and the back portions being joined together about a clasp region. The clasp region includes a spring mechanism pivotally attaching the two sections and is normally biased by the spring mechanism such that the two sections are in a closed position. Compressing and releasing the clasp region separates and closes the two sections about the lateral edges such that the article of clothing may easily be applied or removed from a doll. The two sections may have various sizes, shapes and styling to provide varying types of clothing for dolls that can easily be applied and/or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Kerry Phillips
  • Patent number: 7306096
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a packaging and display system for a wristwatch. The system includes a support panel, a wristwatch and an accessory, the accessory being capable of augmenting the appearance and enjoyment of the watch. The support panel has a front surface that defines several display locations. A first display location releasably supports a wristwatch in a manner such that a wristband associated with the wristwatch is maintained in a supine position. A second display location releasably supports an accessory, the accessory being adapted and configured to be releasably mounted on a wristband. The front surface also defines indicia for aligning the wristwatch to the first display location and for aligning the accessory to the second display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventors: Debbie Brooks d'Auriac, Paul-Philippe d'Auriac
  • Patent number: 6790117
    Abstract: Composition toy including at least one main template, e.g. a body shape and at least one secondary template, e.g. clothing. The main template is provided with first magnetic attraction elements and the secondary template is provided with second attraction elements. The first and the second attraction elements are configured in order to determine a magnetic attraction between the main and secondary templates. The attraction elements are placed at specific points on the templates which orient the templates to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: María Teresa Ruiz Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6776681
    Abstract: An animated doll having an enlarged head and enlarged feet relative to its body, and including a combination of independent, interactive features. The interactive features include a head position assembly, which controls rotation of the head, and an eye assembly mechanism, which drives and controls the opening and closing of eyelids on the doll. The doll may also include a communication port to receive removable external components, which are associated with a pre-recorded response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: William Willett
  • Patent number: 6755712
    Abstract: A doll is described which is soft and pliable for safe use as a toy by children which provides inter alia a closeable compartment within the body of the doll for the storage of accessories and clothing associated with the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Michele M. Morris
  • Patent number: 6648721
    Abstract: A generally tubular doll body having hinged upper and lower leg portions. The doll body is provided with arms sockets for freely rotatable arms and a stem for receiving a head. The doll can be accessorized with tubular dresses, skirts, bracelets etc. The doll further includes a head portion on which various hair designs can be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Rehco, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rehkemper, Kerry E. Phillips, Dennis O'Patka
  • Patent number: 6604976
    Abstract: A toy game wherein a unique casing includes hinged top and bottom lids shaped to store and provide nesting and securing cradles for a plurality of sheets some of which include overall visual images and others of which include push-out segments to be fastened to the overall visual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Stry-Lenkoff
    Inventor: Roger Lenkoff
  • Patent number: 6568986
    Abstract: A toy figure comprising a structure suitable to put on and take off a skirt or trousers. The toy figure comprises: an upper half body comprising a body concavity formed on a lower end surface thereof so as to have a small diametrical concave portion and a large diametrical concave portion below the small diametrical concave portion; a lower half body comprising a body projection provided on an upper end surface thereof so as to be fitted in the small diametrical concave portion; and a bottom comprising a front bottom piece and a back bottom piece which are capable of being separated from each other forward and backward and which have external half ring-like cylindrical projections for covering a lower portion of the body projection from a front and a back so as to be fitted in the large diametrical concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Tomy Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Muneto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6475054
    Abstract: A three-dimensional built-up toy includes a doll, a coupling element, a plurality of clothes, and a base all in the form of flat pieces. The doll piece is provided at one side near a middle portion with a first slit having a predetermined depth for engaging with a second slit provided on one side of the coupling element, so that the coupling element is perpendicularly connected to the doll. The base is provided with a plurality of insertion slots, any of which is adapted to receive a lower connecting edge of the doll, so that the doll could stand on the base. Each of the pieces of clothes is provided at one side with a third slit for engaging with the coupling element and thereby being changeably attached to the doll via the coupling element at any time as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Kuo-Ching Liu
  • Publication number: 20020132552
    Abstract: A method for packaging a playboard is disclosed. The method includes providing a playboard, a figurine, instructions, a packaging label, and a transparent container. The playboard is folded along a gap region between first and second substantially planar backing members so that the first and second substantially planar backing members lay substantially flat against one another in mating relationship. The transparent container has a sealed periphery forming a containment chamber. The containment chamber is divided into a display window and a pocket. The display window is adapted for receiving the packaging label and includes a handle for carrying the transparent container. The pocket is adapted for receiving the folded playboard, the figurine, and the instructions and has a flap portion for removably securing the folded playboard, the figurine, and the instructions within the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: David To, Valerie Snow, Steven Brandt, Mary Lenehan
  • Publication number: 20010046828
    Abstract: A doll is described which is soft and pliable for safe use as a toy by children which provides inter alia a closeable compartment within the body of the doll for the storage of accessories and clothing associated with the doll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Michele M. Morris
  • Patent number: 6164972
    Abstract: An educational doll or action figure comprises the professional attire, tools and safety gear of a particular profession so as to give a child a hands-on learning experience regarding the requirements, responsibility and hazards involved in carrying out the profession. The educational doll or action figure preferably also includes a written, schematic and/or multimedia description of the attire, tools and safety gear of the profession so as to further the general knowledge of the child about the particular profession. The clothing, tools, safety gear and written description may be sold separately from the doll figure so as to allow the child to dress a single doll in a variety of professions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Andrew R. Winslow
  • Patent number: 6136400
    Abstract: On one surface of a normal paper sheet 1, patterns 2 are printed, and tabs 3 for sticking are printed at the outside portions of the outlines of the patterns 2. On the reverse sides of the patterns 2, sticky surfaces 4 are provided at corresponding portions to which the tabs 3 for sticking are to be stuck. On the side having sticky surfaces 4 are provided a release sheet 6 whose size is substantially the same as the paper sheet 1. Lines 7 for clipping are provided along the outlines of the patterns 2 and the tabs 3 for sticking. Lines 8 and 9 for folding are provided in an inside area of the lines for clipping. The patterns 2 and the tabs 3 for sticking are clipped along the lines 7 for clipping. The clipped patterns are fabricated into a three-dimensional toy by folding along the lines for folding. Then the tabs 3 for sticking are fixedly stuck to the sticky surfaces 4 which are on the reverse sides of the patterns 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Shogakukan Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Katayose, Ryo Usami
  • Patent number: 6041436
    Abstract: A versatile costume system is provided including a body suit with a plurality of fasteners mounted thereon. Also included is a plurality of unique masks each adapted to be worn by a user. A plurality of resilient decorative plates are equipped with fasteners that are adapted to be removably attached to those of the body suit. It should be noted that the decorative plates each match one of the masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Warren J. Keen
  • Patent number: 6022259
    Abstract: A fashion doll clothes holder for doll clothes and accessories of the type having fasteners having a plurality of panels hingedly connected together to form an enclosure. The enclosure has an inner surface including fasteners adapted to releasably engage the fasteners on doll clothes and accessories to secure the doll clothes and accessories to the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventors: Basil L. Rudawsky, Deborah L. Rudawsky
  • Patent number: 6010387
    Abstract: A display system is shown which comprises, in combination, a display panel and a modular multi-layer three dimensional figure which can be readily disassembled and re-assembled in different forms. The display panel has a structural member with a first and second outer covering member, at least one of which is a hook or loop material, and which outer coverings are joined at their lateral edges in a narrow, unobtrusive seam. The figure is comprised of a plurality of first flexible elements, flat in relaxed state, and having hook or loop fabric on at least one facial surface, and a plurality of second flexible elements, also flat in relaxed state, with hook or loop material on both facial surfaces which are releasably secured to the first flexible elements. A method of making the panel and a finger or hand puppet constructed from the flexible elements are also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Formabilities, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadine Nemec, Avra Pressman
  • Patent number: 5826394
    Abstract: A hollow block (e.g. a rectangular prism) preferably has six (6) perpendicular faces. Each face preferably has a wall with a particular thickness. An opening is provided in at least a particular one of the faces, and preferably in all six (6) faces. A hollow beam (e.g. a rectangular prism) preferably has six (6) perpendicular faces. Each face is preferably defined by a wall with a particular thickness. An opening is provided in at least a particular one of the faces, and preferably in the four (4) faces defining a closed loop, in the beam. Substantially parallel snaps extend from the other two (2) beam walls and have at their outer ends portions shaped to facilitate insertion of such snaps into the opening in the particular face of the block, retention of the snaps by the inner surface of the face defining the opening and removal of the snaps from the opening. Such portions are shaped for the beams to be pulled, peeled or bent from the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Rokenbok Toy Company
    Inventors: William M. Barton, Jr., Lonnie Pogue
  • Patent number: 5779516
    Abstract: A customized paper doll is disclosed. The doll comprises a head portion and a body portion; the head portion comprises a reduced-size replica of a portrait bearing the facial likeness of a person recognizable to the child who is to play with the doll. A method for producing the customized doll is also enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Portrait Pals, Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Troxler Thorne
  • Patent number: 5746639
    Abstract: A stuffed doll and clothing combination includes a three-dimensional doll body having a front and rear surface made from a soft material enclosed by a fabric cover. Attachment means of a first component of hook and fastener material are located on the front surface of the doll body representing articles of clothing including underwear and wristbands. Flat clothes adapted to attach to the front surface of the doll body have fastening means of a second component of hook and loop fastener material for joining the clothes to at least a portion of the attachment means. The clothes include a backing material and a base fabric affixed to the backing material. The base fabric has at least two regions with at least one region colored by a fabric printing process. The border of the colored region is embroidered such that the colored region has the appearance of being made of a different fabric than the base fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Pockets of Learning, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart J. Bloom, Lorna Nichols
  • Patent number: 5676584
    Abstract: A series of interchangeable faces is incorporated into a child's doll. The doll includes a plane and nondescript head portion extending from the main body of the doll. A series of head slip covers, with each head slip cover including a distinct facial expression, is slipped over the doll's head. Each head slip cover includes a back, crown, neck, and face panel, with the distinct facial expression formed on the face panel. The back panel includes an elongated slit to allow the head to be quickly and easily inserted into the head slip cover, and a fastener on opposite sides of the slit prevents the head slip cover from sliding off the doll's head. The doll is constructed of a polyester material held within an outer casing to allow the doll to be machine washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Joyce A. Perryman
  • Patent number: 5607336
    Abstract: A uniquely constructed message delivering doll or action figure is attained, which is capable of providing, when activated, words or phrases specifically relating to one desired, precise subject, activity, profession or area of interest for which the doll or action figure is dressed, by providing a toy doll or action figure which incorporates an audio generator contained therein for producing audible messages, message containing components removably interconnectable therewith, and outfits of wearing apparel for designating or relating to one specific subject, activity, profession, or area of interest. Each message containing component comprises a plurality of messages, each of which is specifically related to a particular subject, activity, profession, or area of interest designated by an outfit of wearing apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignees: Steven Lebensfeld, Harvey Goldberg, David K. K. Chu
    Inventors: Steven Lebensfeld, Harvey Goldberg, David K. K. Chu, Ma H. Wai
  • Patent number: 5588895
    Abstract: An angel action figure doll (10) comprising a small adjustable mannequin (12). A wing assembly (14) is also provided. A structure (16) is for mounting the wing assembly (14) against a back of the small adjustable mannequin (12). A halo (18) is worn on a head (20) of the small adjustable mannequin (12), to simulate a conventional representation of an immortal, spiritual being superior to humans, that is an attendant and messenger of God, which can be used as a plaything of a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Diana A. Larson
  • Patent number: 5417604
    Abstract: A modular constructional toy kit for use in forming signs is made up of modular elements, each of which comprises a body portion having a planar forwardly facing surface with a bounding periphery having a regular geometric shape, and coupling elements for coupling the modular elements together with the planar surfaces generally residing in a plane and the body portions in side by side relationship. A set of e.g. alphabetic characters is provided, each character being arranged on a discrete portion of planar sheet material bounded by a margin complementary to the periphery of the body portion. Preferably the characters are die cut on the discrete portions of sheet material so as to form the character and at the same time a reverse character, either of which may be applied to the planar surface of the modular elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Noma Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rafelman, Sheldon B. Kerzner
  • Patent number: 5344358
    Abstract: A doll includes a dress having at least a portion thereof formed of a multi-layered embossible fabric having a malleable layer such as metal foil or the like together with one or more soft flexible layers such as cloth fabric bonded together to form a readily formable and crimpable fabric. An embossing tool used in combination with the doll and the embossible fabric includes a pair of movable jaws hingedly coupled each defining a corresponding embossing raised portion and mating recess on the inwardly facing portions thereof. The embossing tool is applied to the embossible fabric and used to impart a plurality of raised or recessed embossed designs upon the fabric. The malleable character of the foil layer together with the softness and flexible of the fabric layer permit the embossed designs to be removed by simple smoothing of the fabric for repeated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellen E. Jantzen
  • Patent number: 5328400
    Abstract: A doll contains a fabric fastener, such as "Velcro", on the backside, simulating a backbone. A turntable holds the doll in upright position with arms uplifted. A consecutive series of garment sections, each depicting a separate article of clothing, is spooled onto a rotatable cylinder, spaced from the turntable, with the front end section of the spooled garment containing a complementary fabric fastener connected to the fabric fastener on the doll's backside. By rotating the doll about its vertical axis an article of clothing is dispensed from the cylinder and is wrapped about the doll's torso to dress the doll. The doll's clothing is effectively changed by rotating the doll further to dispense the next article of clothing and wrap the latter in overlying relationship with the first article of clothing about the doll's torso. This action may be continued for as many different articles of wrap around clothing as is contained on the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Universal Product Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Sidney Bass
  • Patent number: 5299968
    Abstract: A primary and secondary toy figure pair include a large primary figure having a plurality of hair fiber segments secured to the head thereof to provide a simulated head of hair. A secondary figure substantially smaller than the primary figure is removably securable to a necklace or other attachment supported upon the primary figure. A plurality of hair locks include attachment tabs which facilitate removable attachment of the hair locks between the head of the primary figure and the secondary figure. A ring support is also securable to the secondary figure and the primary figure to support a secondary figure and provide a ring-like structure which may be worn on the child user's finger as a decorative ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Linda K. Bennett
  • Patent number: 5207728
    Abstract: A removable maternity dress for a doll which simulates pregnancy and child delivery and which may be easily adapted to a conventional doll. The invention includes a doll dress preferably made of non-stretchable flexible fabric having a concealed upright front pocket connected thereto. The pocket is sized to receive a baby doll insertable therein through a flapped lower opening at the bottom of the pocket. Removal of the baby doll from the pocket downwardly through the lower opening simulates child birth. A front opening in the dress adjacent the pocket coverable by an apron-like fabric sheet may also be provided. A layer of flexible latex or the like connected to and extending across the front opening simulates the appearance of the pregnant mid section of the doll. A liquid or gel-filled bladder attached between the front of the dress and the pocket affords a more realistic sensation of touch of the baby doll within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventors: A. Edward Fogarty, Bonnie R. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 5186673
    Abstract: A three-dimensional fashion doll having removable and interchangeable flexible fabric clothing which simulates the appearance and feel of real clothing. The clothing includes a removable lower body dress or the like having a resilient waistband connected at the corresponding upper end of the dress which biasingly engages around the waist region of the doll to releasably hold the dress in position. Flexible fabric doll clothing for the upper body may be separate having a resilient under-jacket which biasingly engages over the doll's shoulders to hold the upper body clothing connected over the resilient jacket in proper position on the doll. The upper body clothing may also be fabricated of stiff, self-supporting fabric structured to cover the frontal upper torso region and supportedly connected at the lower end thereof to the upper end of the lower body clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Inventors: A. Edward Fogarty, Bonnie R. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 5178573
    Abstract: The doll set utilizes a ferromagnetic backing panel such as a thin sheet of steel, a representation of a human figure such as a little girl, and a series of clothing and other accessories which are applied over the representation of the human figure. The human figure can either be applied by printing to paper lying over the front of the ferromagnetic backing panel or it can be cut from a planar sheet of magnetic material, to be magnetically adhered to the steel sheet. The clothing and accessories are cut out of semi-flexible, ceramic magnetic material, and may be covered with printed paper, or textured cloth, to be temporarily magnetically bonded to the figure of the doll over the steel sheet, so that the child playing with the set can interchange outfits for the doll at will, and have a convenient place to keep the outfits that are not currently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Helen Smith
  • Patent number: 5046986
    Abstract: A loose fitting garment for use as a costume on a doll or a adult use is styled for presentation of a first selected character in a costume. The loose fitting garment includes, on one surface, a design corresponding to the style for the first selected character. The opposite or second surface of the garment includes a design representative of a second selected character. The garment is reversible to convert the costume from the first selected character to the second selected character. To facilitate a change in the costume, the garment includes a mask which is featured as a part of the costume for the second selected character. The mask is secured to the garment in a position to be concealed from view when the garment is presented to display the first selected character on the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventors: Patrick J. Wood, Mary F. Wood
  • 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: 5022886
    Abstract: A toy doll includes a substantially flat, rigid, free standing main body member and a substantially rigid clothing member which is detachably securable to the main body member to provide a simulated suit of clothing therefor. The clothing member includes a substantially flat front plate portion of substantially the same peripheral configuration as a portion of the main body member and a peripheral flange portion which is engageable with the side surfaces of the main body member for securing the clothing member thereto. The doll can be effectively utilized in combination with an animal member accessory by assembling the doll on the back of the animal member and the clothing member can be disassembled from the body member and assembled on a simulated clothing rack accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara P. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 5021020
    Abstract: An improved flat doll, a combination flat doll and folio system and a method of constructing a flat doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventors: Pauline Hambly, Ann Frias
  • Toy
    Patent number: D418551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kageyama, Masahiro Fujita, Hideki Noma