Title:
Snowman toy
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A snowman toy includes a housing, a body mounted on the housing and rotatable in right and left directions, and a head mounted on the top of the body and swayable in right and left directions. The body and the head respectively are a hollow case which is formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules. The EVA granules are transparent and a great quantity of apertures are defined between the EVA granules. A plurality of LEDs and a music player are disposed in the interior of the snowman toy. The snowman toy of the present invention is made by EVA material with good translucence and reflection of light, thereby fully representing the sparkling and crystalline features of a traditional snowman. Furthermore, the snowman toy has functions of playing music, emitting colorful light, rotating the body and swaying the head, which increase the entertainment effect.



Inventors:
Wei, Kuo-jui (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
11/317033
Publication Date:
02/08/2007
Filing Date:
12/22/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63J19/00
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Primary Examiner:
HOGE, GARY CHAPMAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PRO-TECHTOR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES (Campbell, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A snowman toy comprising: a housing, a body mounted on the housing and rotatable in right and left directions, and a head mounted on the top of the body and swayable in right and left directions, the body and the head respectively being a hollow case which is formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules.

2. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a right and left rotation mechanism is disposed in the interior of the body whereby the body can rotate in right and left directions.

3. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a right and left swaying mechanism is disposed in the interior of the head whereby the head can sway in right and left directions.

4. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein the EVA granules are transparent and a great quantity of apertures are defined between the EVA granules.

5. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein the housing is disk-shaped.

6. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a battery box is disposed in the middle of the housing for receiving a plurality of batteries, and a switch is disposed near the battery box for controlling the batteries to supply power.

7. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a pair of arms extends from opposite sides of the bottom of the head and is swayed in right and left directions along with the head.

8. The snowman toy of claim 7, wherein a trigger switch is disposed at the arm for triggering the snowman toy to act or not.

9. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a plurality of LEDs is disposed in the interior of the snowman toy to emit the red and blue light alterantely.

10. The snowman toy of claim 1, wherein a music player is disposed in the interior of the snowman toy to play the music.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application is based on, and claims priority from, China Application Serial Number 200520111398.2, filed Aug. 05, 2005, the disclosure of which is hereby incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a snowman toy, and particularly to a transparent snowman toy made of EVA material.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A traditional snowman must be piled up in a cold snowfield. However, when the weather gets warm and no longer snows, the traditional snowman soon melts and cannot be formed again.

A fabric snowman has thus been provided, but it does not allow light to pass through itself as a traditional snowman does. Furthermore, it has poor light reflection and cannot sparkle as a snowman traditionally does.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An object of the present invention is to provide a snowman toy which has good translucence and reflection of light and therefore represents the traditional sparkly, crystalline appearance of a snowman.

To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a snowman toy comprising a housing, a body mounted on the housing and rotatable in right and left directions, and a head mounted on top of the body and swayable in right and left directions, the body and the head respectively being a hollow case which is formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules. The EVA granules are transparent and a great quantity of apertures are defined between the EVA granules. In addition, a plurality of LEDs and a music player are disposed in the interior of the snowman toy.

The snowman toy of the present invention is made by transparent EVA material with good translucence and reflection of light, thereby fully representing the sparkling and crystalline features of snowman. Furthermore, the snowman toy has functions of playing music, emitting colorful light, rotating the body and swaying the head, which increase the entertainment effect.

These and other embodiments, aspects and features of the invention will be better understood from a detailed description of the preferred embodiments of the invention, which are further described below in conjunction with the accompanying figures.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a snowman toy in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 2 is a circuit diagram of the snowman toy of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a snowman toy of the present invention is made by EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer) material. The EVA material is tenacious, durable, waterproof, moistureproof, dustproof, corrosion proof, environmentally friendly, useable at low temperature, foldable, bendable, and has shape-restorable.

The EVA snowman toy includes a housing 1, a body 2 and a head 3.

The housing 1 is disc-shaped. A battery box 11 is disposed in the middle of the housing 1 for receiving a plurality of batteries. A switch 12 is disposed near the battery box 11 for controlling whether the batteries supply power or not.

The body 2 is a hollow case formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules. The outline of the body 2 is generally in a shape of one big ball and one small ball connected together and so looks like two stacked snowballs. The body 2 is mounted on the housing 1 and is hollow. A right and left rotation mechanism 21 is disposed in the interior of the body 2. When power is supplied to the right and left rotation mechanism 21, the body can rotate in right and left directions.

The head 3 is a hollow case formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules. The outline of the head 3 is in a shape of a ball and is mounted on the top of the body 2. A right and left swaying mechanism 31 is disposed in the interior of the head 3. When power is supplied to the right and left swaying mechanism 31, the head 3 can sway in right and left directions. The head 3 is disposed with a pair of eyes, a nose, a mouth and so on. A cap is disposed on top of the head 3. A pair of arms 32 extends from opposite sides of the bottom of the head 3 and is adorned with clothing, gloves, a shawl and a broom. These help personify the snowman and make the snowman vivid and lively.

The body 2 and the head 3 both are formed by melting and joining outer edges of a plurality of EVA granules. The EVA granules are transparent and a great quantity of apertures are defined between the EVA granules. Therefore, the surfaces of the body 2 and the head 3 have good translucence and reflection of such that light can transmit from the interior of the body 2 and the head 3.

A plurality of mechanisms (including the right and left rotation mechanism 21 and the right and left swaying mechanism 31), a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) 33, a music player 34 and a circuit are disposed inside the body 2 and the head 3. FIG. 2 is a circuit diagram of the snowman toy of the present invention. When the switch is turned on, the body 2 can rotate in right and left directions, and the head 3 can sway in right and left directions. The LEDs 33 can alternately emit red and blue light. The music player 34 can play music. The generation and control of the action, light, and sound are achieved through conventional techniques and so are not described in detail herein.

The arms 32 are connected with the head 3. When the head 3 is swayed in right and left directions, the arms 32 sway in right and left directions along with the head 3. In addition, a trigger switch 35 is disposed at the arm for triggering the snowman toy to act or not.

The snowman toy of the present invention is made by transparent EVA material with good translucence and reflection of light, thereby fully representing the sparkling and crystalline features of a traditional snowman. Furthermore, the snowman toy has functions of playing music, emitting colorful light, rotating the body and swaying the head, which increase the entertainment effect.

The preferred embodiments, aspects, and features of the invention have been described in detail. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that numerous variations, modifications, and substitutions may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as disclosed and further claimed below.





 
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