Title:
Miniature toy furniture puzzle
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A play miniature toy furniture puzzle consisting of a plurality of pieces cut from a single block of wood nested together forming a puzzle-type set.



Inventors:
Gier, Robert L. (Kennewick, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/074441
Publication Date:
10/17/2002
Filing Date:
02/13/2002
Assignee:
GIER ROBERT L.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F9/12; (IPC1-7): A63F9/08
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Primary Examiner:
WONG, STEVEN B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Robert, Gier L. (14905 SOUTH HANEY RD., KENNEWICK, WA, 99337, US)
Claims:

What is claimed and desired to be protected by United States Patent is:



1. An assemblage of eleven (11) miniature toy furniture pieces cut from a single block of wood. Said variety of furniture pieces nested in a puzzle-type array is unique.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates to miniature toy furniture pieces cut from a single block of wood assembled in a nesting puzzle fashion.

DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR ART

[0002] Researcher: Shawn Haar

[0003] U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) Cassis System.

[0004] Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL), University of Idaho

[0005] Patent Class: 312 Subclass: 240

[0006] Similar Patents

[0007] U.S. Pat. No. 4,235,039: Play Doll House and Furniture Puzzle

[0008] Brooks, Lula M

[0009] Application Number 011178, Feb. 12, 1979

[0010] U.S. Pat. No. 5,393,063: Cube Puzzle

[0011] Tomonobu, Ichimaru

[0012] Application Number 220,891, Mar. 31, 1994

[0013] U.S. Pat. No. 5,393,770: Cube Puzzle

[0014] Connelley, James W.

[0015] Application Number 18905, Feb. 17, 1994

[0016] U.S. Pat. No. 5,992,938: Furniture Having Interlocking Parts of Basic Shapes

[0017] Jones, David A

[0018] application Ser. No. 09/071,334, May 1, 1991

[0019] U.S. Pat. No. 5,090,035: Composite Toy Having Inter-Connectable Toy Components

[0020] Monson, Chris

[0021] Application Number 62815, Dec. 17, 1990

[0022] D 268,276: Educational Furniture Puzzle

[0023] Rados, Ivan

[0024] Application Number 062645, Aug. 1, 1979

[0025] Additional Patents with Less Applicability include:

[0026] U.S. Pat. No. 5,992,938

[0027] U.S. Pat. No. 6,068,331

[0028] Miniature Toy Furniture Puzzle

[0029] Application No. 60/283,724

[0030] Filing Date: Apr. 16, 2001

[0031] Name of Applicant: Robert L. Gier

[0032] 14905 South Haney Road

[0033] Kennewick, Wash. 99337

[0034] Foreign Filing License Granted (35 USC 184): Jul. 2, 2001

[0035] Small Entity Title: Miniature Toy Furniture Puzzle

[0036] Data Entered by: Ramando, Emelia

[0037] Team: OPE

[0038] Date: Jul. 3, 2001

DESCRIPTION

[0039] This invention relates generally to toys and specifically to a variety of miniature doll furniture pieces that have aspects of both play and puzzle. Solving important objectives (outcomes) of the invention directly is to provide entertaining play that incorporates elements of creativity. Further, the puzzle assemblage has an element of problem-solving which assists in orderly and complete after-play pickup and storage. Concomitently, the aesthetic quality of the invention has novel appeal to adults as an attractive conversational display set.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0040] Note: There are three (3) sizes to the invention: Large (9″ L×4″ W×4½″ H); Medium (5½″ L×3″ W×3¼″ H); and Small (4¼″ L×2″ W×2¼″ H).

[0041] A fuller understanding of the nature and object of this invention will become more apparent on examination of the following drawings (FIGS. 1-4).

[0042] FIG. 1 is an exploded layout of the invention showing how the array of 11 pieces are cut and assembled into a nested set.

[0043] FIGS. 2-4 show stages of construction as follows.

[0044] Cut out large table (FIG. 3).

[0045] Cut out chairs (FIGS. 1 and 3).

[0046] Cut out end tables (FIGS. 1 and 4).

[0047] Cut out dresser and bed (FIGS. 1 and 4).

[0048] Cut out stuffed chair and rocking chairs (FIGS. 1 and 4).

[0049] Cut out fireplace and clock (FIG. 1).

[0050] These pieces are cut so they only go together (nest) in one way. This is the puzzle aspect of the invention.





 
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