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US2760302A
US2760302A US38836053A US2760302A US 2760302 A US2760302 A US 2760302A US 38836053 A US38836053 A US 38836053A US 2760302 A US2760302 A US 2760302A
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L. CHESKIN Aug. 28, 1956 TOY Filed Oct. 26, 1953 Inventor' Lows CHEsKm' United States Patent 'O ice 2,760,302 Patented Aug. 28, 1956 3 Claims. (Cl. 46-1) The present invention relates to improvements in toys.

More particularly the vinvention is concerned with the novel construction and assembly of a plurality of cutout figures or congurated pieces of resiliently expansible sheet material normally held deformed and tightly compressed within a tubular container from which they may be ejected readily onto, for example, the surface of a body of water, soas to assume their natural configuration. Specifically, it is proposed to make the congurated pieces from foam or sponge rubber or plastic sheet material, or rubber sheeting, of various colors. Thin sheet material is used. Consequently, each congurated piece can be compressed tightly so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space and thus allow a considerable number of pieces of different colors or like colors to be placed within a single container. When a transparent container is used, the color effect can be made very pleasing and attractive.

it is, therefore, an object of the invention to provide a novel inexpensively constructed childs toy.

Another object is to provide, within a single container, a plurality of closely packed, differently contoured pieces of resiliently expansible sheet material, which pieces may be ejected therefrom easily and quickly.

Anoler object is to provide a toy of the character described with novel means to facilitate ejection of one or all of the configurated pieces packed Within the container.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of the structure may be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

For the purpose of facilitating an understanding of my invention, l have illustrated in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment thereof, from an inspection of which, when considered in connection with the following description, my invention, its mode of construction, assembly and operation, and many of its advantages should be readily understood and appreciated.

Referring to the drawings in which the same characters of reference are employed to indicate corresponding or similar parts throughout the several figures of the drawings:

Fig. l is a perspective view of the assembled toy.

Fig. 2 is a view of the partially closed end of the toy assembly.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal central sectional view of the assembly shown in Fig. l.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the toy illustrating one means which may be employed to eject or otherwise remove the resiliently expansible pieces from the container and onto a body of Water.

Referring tothe accompanying drawings, the toy includes a tubular container 11 which preferably is cylindrical in shape and made of transparent material so as to afford full visibility of the contents thereof. One end 12 of the container is open. The other container end is provided with an internal flange 13 defining an axial opening 14; the purpose of which will become understood as the description proceeds. It might be observed at this time that the opening 14 may be provided in a manner other than shown and that it need not necessarily be located on the axis of the container.

The container 11 is adapted to contain a plurality of ejectable pieces of resiliently expansible material. These pieces are cut to a conflgurated outline, such as is indicated at 15 in Fig. 4. It will be observed that the pieces 15 are fabricated from thin sheet material such as foam or sponge rubber or synthetic plastics so as to be very porous and capable ofabsorbing liquid. If desired the congurated pieces can be made from non-absorbent rubber. The pieces 15 are suitably folded or compressed and packed into the container 11 as illustrated, there preferably being 4 to 8 pieces in each container. A plug 16 fabricated of the same material or other material is inserted in the open end 12 of the container much in the manner of a cork so as to hold the pieces compressed tightly in place. The pieces 15 may be of a uniform coloration or, preferably, the pieces are of various colors so as to represent a multi-color toy when assembled in the manner illustrated in Fig. l.

The toy is adapted to be used in a number of ways; one of which is illustrated in Fig. 4. As there shown, one or more conflgurated pieces 15 are ejected from the container 11 onto a body of water 17. When fabricated from spongy material, each piece will, upon striking the body of water, absorb a sufficient quantity thereof to become extremely pliable and thereby assume its natural configuration. It should be quite apparent that the pieces 15 whether fabricated from spongy material or from sheet rubber or rubber synthetic may be ejected upon any flat surface and when this is done, the pieces will open up and lie at thereon and assume their natural configuration. It is, however, preferred that resiliently expansible Water absorbent material be used so that the toy is particularly attractive as an amusement device for children while bathing,

The pieces 15 may be manually withdrawn from the container 11, one by one, or they may be successively ejected by the employment of a tool such as a stick 18 shown in Fig. 4. The stick 18 may, of course, be a pencil or any suitable rod having a diameter which will permit its insertion lengthwise through the hole 14, In order to eject the pieces by use of the tool 1S, said tool is inserted through the hole 14 and, While the container is held in one hand, the tool is pushed into the container with sufiicient force to successively eject the articles 15 therefrom.

The inherent resiliency of the resiliently expansible pieces 15 normally tends to retain them in place in the container owing to their natural tendency to expand and bind against the container wall. After all or some of the pieces 15 have been withdrawn or ejected from the container 11 they may be repacked therein very easily by the user. It is only necessary to gather each piece together in a compact form and push it into the container through the open end 12 after which the plug 16 may be inserted. Obviously, the plug 16 is not essential to the retention of the pieces 15 but its use is desired to impart finish to the toy as a Whole and to make it more attractive to prospective purchasers.

It is believed that my invention, its mode of construction and assembly, and many of its advantages should be readily understood from the foregoing without further description, and it should also be manifest that while a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described for illustrative purposes, the structural details are nevertheless capable of wide variation within the purview of my invention as defined in the appended claims.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A toy comprising at pieces of resiliently compressible sponge-like material coniigurated in the form of animate objects, a tubular container open at one end and having an internal flange at its other end defining an arial opening, said pieces of material being deformed and compressed tightly within the container, one over the other throughout its length, and means insertable through `said opening for engaging the innermost piece and pushing all of said pieces to successively eject said pieces through the open end of the container.

2. A toy comprising iiat pieces of resiliently compressible sponge-like material conigurated in the form of animate objects, a tubular container open at one end and having an internal flange at its other end defining an aXial opening, said pieces of material being deformed and compressed tightly within the container, one over the other throughout its length, each of said pieces pressing outwardly against the interior wall surface of the container to resist displacement, and means insertable through said opening for engaging the innermost piece and pushing all of said pieces to successively eject said pieces through the open end of the container.

3. A toy comprising a tubular container open on at least one end and a plurality of at pieces of resiliently compressible material coniigurated in the form of animate objects, said pieces of material being deformed and compressed tightly within the container one over the other throughout its length, the pieces pressing outwardly against the interior wall surface of the container to resist displacement, and means for ejecting all of said pieces through the open end of the container.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 275,282 Stanton et al Apr. 3, 1883 406,652 Kinney July 9, 1889 1,973,903 King Sept. 18, 1934 2,057,122 Trevellyan Oct. 13, 1936 2,166,619 Becker Iuly 18, 1939 FOREIGN PATENTS 389,223 Germany Feb. 2, 1924 598,607 Germany lune 14, 1934

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US2952462A (en) * 1956-06-29 1960-09-13 Planin Mike Toy
US3018869A (en) * 1957-07-25 1962-01-30 Robert T Cozart Vending machine
US3313404A (en) * 1966-02-21 1967-04-11 Keebler Co Temporary storage receptacle for package wrappers
US3353203A (en) * 1966-04-21 1967-11-21 James C Ginter Brush having a disposable part and ejector therefor
US3419134A (en) * 1966-07-08 1968-12-31 Martin E. Fitts Foamable package and method for forming cellular foam
US3978608A (en) * 1975-08-20 1976-09-07 Thomas Kovachevich Method of effecting a continuous movement of a fibrous material
US3998005A (en) * 1975-04-17 1976-12-21 Way Lee V Device with movable parts made from material and sensitive to moist gas
US4529569A (en) * 1983-09-29 1985-07-16 Margaret Palau Method of manufacturing an expandable spongy member
US4699161A (en) * 1986-05-12 1987-10-13 Louise Smith Nail polish remover wand
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US4854761A (en) * 1987-11-20 1989-08-08 Louise Smith Nail polish remover wand containing disposable pads
US4881915A (en) * 1988-04-04 1989-11-21 Li'l Mort Sales Dinosaur egg
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US5897418A (en) * 1998-05-08 1999-04-27 Spector; Donald Test tube doll package
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US2952462A (en) * 1956-06-29 1960-09-13 Planin Mike Toy
US3018869A (en) * 1957-07-25 1962-01-30 Robert T Cozart Vending machine
US2851991A (en) * 1957-08-05 1958-09-16 Glenn G Rinck Bird dog training shell and method of training bird dogs
US3313404A (en) * 1966-02-21 1967-04-11 Keebler Co Temporary storage receptacle for package wrappers
US3353203A (en) * 1966-04-21 1967-11-21 James C Ginter Brush having a disposable part and ejector therefor
US3419134A (en) * 1966-07-08 1968-12-31 Martin E. Fitts Foamable package and method for forming cellular foam
US3998005A (en) * 1975-04-17 1976-12-21 Way Lee V Device with movable parts made from material and sensitive to moist gas
US3978608A (en) * 1975-08-20 1976-09-07 Thomas Kovachevich Method of effecting a continuous movement of a fibrous material
US4529569A (en) * 1983-09-29 1985-07-16 Margaret Palau Method of manufacturing an expandable spongy member
US4964417A (en) * 1985-08-22 1990-10-23 Clini-Med Ltd. Wound closure device
US4699161A (en) * 1986-05-12 1987-10-13 Louise Smith Nail polish remover wand
EP0316158A1 (en) * 1987-11-09 1989-05-17 MARVIN GLASS & ASSOCIATES Compressible toy characters
US4854761A (en) * 1987-11-20 1989-08-08 Louise Smith Nail polish remover wand containing disposable pads
US4884913A (en) * 1987-11-20 1989-12-05 Louise Smith Nail polish remover wand containing disposable pads
US4881915A (en) * 1988-04-04 1989-11-21 Li'l Mort Sales Dinosaur egg
US4930281A (en) * 1989-05-11 1990-06-05 J & M Home Products, Inc. Wall repair device and method of use
US5092013A (en) * 1990-05-07 1992-03-03 Genovese Jr Philip A Disposable toilet seat wipe apparatus with internal actuation
US5522755A (en) * 1992-01-06 1996-06-04 Farrell; Dennis A. Supercompressed sponge interactive toy
US6503122B1 (en) 1993-12-23 2003-01-07 James W. Hickman Method for providing an amusement by deforming facial images
US6186859B1 (en) * 1993-12-23 2001-02-13 James W. Hickman Doll with an elastically deformable mouth
US5560830A (en) * 1994-12-13 1996-10-01 Coleman; Charles M. Separator float and tubular body for blood collection and separation and method of use thereof
US5961363A (en) * 1998-03-24 1999-10-05 Spector; Donald Package containing shrunken figure
US6234858B1 (en) 1998-04-10 2001-05-22 Jon O. Nix Resilient crushable foam objects with interchangeable parts
US6261146B1 (en) * 1998-05-08 2001-07-17 Donald Spector Package containing a shrunken body
US5897418A (en) * 1998-05-08 1999-04-27 Spector; Donald Test tube doll package
US6575807B2 (en) * 1998-05-08 2003-06-10 Donald Spector Animated, foam filled toy figure
US20080125004A1 (en) * 2003-10-16 2008-05-29 Ching-Chun Tsai Inflating toy
US20050118924A1 (en) * 2003-11-17 2005-06-02 Mon-Sheng Lin Toy pet box
US20120048869A1 (en) * 2010-08-27 2012-03-01 Edward Pepper Beverage identifier and method

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