Title:
My first ornament
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
My first ornament is a series of child safe molded synthetic material, multi-colored, multi-shaped items that have a molded attachment device that allows them to be suspended and used as an ornamental decoration They will allow small children to decorate safely without fear of choking or swallowing or breaking the ornament while learning their colors, shapes and item names.



Inventors:
Lockwood, Carl Michael (Veradale, WA, US)
Lockwood, Debra Kathleen (Veradale, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/405751
Publication Date:
10/07/2004
Filing Date:
04/03/2003
Assignee:
LOCKWOOD CARL MICHAEL
LOCKWOOD DEBRA KATHLEEN
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
428/11
International Classes:
A47G33/08; B44C5/00; (IPC1-7): A47G33/04
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Primary Examiner:
STEIN, STEPHEN J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CARL OR DEBRA LOCKWOOD (VERADALE, WA, US)
Claims:
1. A hanging ornament made of one piece of non-toxic molded material that allows the hanging implement to stay attached to the main body of the ornament, thereby providing childproof protection from swallowing or choking.

2. The hanging ornament of claim 1 wherein the molded material is produced in many different colors.

3. The hanging ornament of claim 1 wherein the molded material is shaped in many different geometric and decorative and holiday shapes.

4. The hanging ornament of claim 1 wherein the molded material maintains differing shapes in differing sizes.

5. The hanging ornament of claim 1 wherein the molded material is smooth or textured but does not contain any sharp or potentially harmful edges.

6. The hanging ornament of claim 1 wherein the ornament may have letters, numbers and other markings imprinted or affixed to the sides of the ornament.

7. A hanging ornament of claim 1 in which the child may safely move and hang ornaments without danger of choking or cutting or toxicity.

Description:

REFERENCE TO MICROFICHE APPENDIX

[0001] Not Applicable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] This invention relates to the field of holiday ornamentation and children's toys.

[0003] The invention allows small children to decorate and rearrange holiday ornaments without the danger of breakable or toxic ornaments.

[0004] The invention allows small children to decorate and rearrange holiday ornaments without the danger of swallowing or choking on the ornament.

[0005] The invention allows small children to learn their colors and shapes and other educational elements as they play.

[0006] It is the intent of this invention to allow children to decorate for the holidays, such as a Christmas tree, with ornaments that present no danger to them.

[0007] Ornaments as they currently exist do not direct themselves to children specifically.

[0008] While many patents exist that concern ornamentation, none apply to ornaments for children that address all safety concerns and additionally provide an opportunity for education.

[0009] Patent numbers of items concerning ornamentation, which show that nothing addresses the needs of children and ornamentation: 1

4989120Jan., 1991David et al362/35
4923721May 1990Gilmore428/11
5487925Jan., 1996Simmel et al428/19
20020056659May, 2002Kanning206/521
20020168486Nov., 2002Yedlin428/11
20020067990June, 2002Mnatsakanian416/63
20010023547Sep., 2001Huang 40/426

[0010] It has been a continuing problem for parents that at the holidays, children want to participate, but the current ornaments are constructed of fragile, breakable materials that present a danger to the children.

[0011] My First Ornaments solves this difficulty by providing a molded item with a hook shaped appendage that is a contiguous part of the ornament that allows the child to suspend the item without the danger of breaking or swallowing the item.

[0012] It is the intent of this invention to be of such a size that a child cannot choke on it.

[0013] It is also the intent of this item to provide the opportunity for education for the children who play with it by being constructed in different colors and different shapes and different sizes and with different markings incorporated into them, such as numbers and letters.

[0014] These differences will allow children to differentiate among different ornaments and choose specific ones as they learn to distinguish the differences.

[0015] It is the intent of this invention that children will be able to play safely with this item, and not risk hazard from the material, shape, or size of the item.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0016] There are many decorative ornaments that have been made over the years, of many different materials and shapes and sizes. What makes this ornament different is that the intent is to provide an ornament for young children to use. Many parents agree that having holiday decorations in the house with a toddler can create problems. This invention allows the child to have his or her own set of decorations to play with safely and with which to participate in the holiday.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

[0017] The items (see FIG. 1 and FIG. 2) enclosed are simple representations of some of the different possible shapes which could be used when making this invention and include the attachment device (see FIG. 1) which will be part of the item to allow safe hanging of the ornament.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0018] This item will be made of a moldable material, such as a plastic or a polymer derivative thereof, which allows the material to be shaped and colored and smoothed into a single, strong unit with an attaching device appendage.

[0019] This item will be made such that it does not break during normal childhood usage and does not present any danger of swallowing or choking or cutting or toxicity.

[0020] In the course of plastics manufacture, molds will be created for each shape the ornament can be formed in, such as but not limited to geometric, holiday, sports, animals, insects, birds, etc. The molds will be filled with a colorful plastic or a polymer derivative that creates a hollow, lightweight, single unit item with a hook shaped appendage as part of the mold. This hook will allow for hanging of the item while it will not detach so offers no danger of choking.