Title:
Stuffed animal with massager/vibrating device reception
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In combination, a stuffed animal having a body with front and back sides, a recess in the body, with an entrance at said back side, the clothing covering said entrance, and an insert in the recess retrievable via said entrance, the insert usable after such retrieval.



Inventors:
Magener, Michael L. (Temple City, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/499448
Publication Date:
02/07/2008
Filing Date:
08/07/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63H3/02
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Primary Examiner:
HYLINSKI, ALYSSA MARIE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WILLIAM W. HAEFLIGER (PASADENA, CA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. In combination, a) a stuffed animal wearing clothing, the animal having a body with front and back sides, b) a recess/cavity in the body, with an entrance at said back side, c) said clothing covering said entrance, d) and an insert in the recess/cavity retrievable via said entrance, the insert usable after such retrieval.

2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said clothing retained on the animal at its front and back sides.

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said clothing defines a robe.

4. The combination of claim 1 wherein said insert is elongated.

5. The combination of claim 4 wherein the insert includes a housing and an electric battery in the housing for driving a massager/vibrating device.

6. The combination of claim 4 wherein the recess is elongated to extend downwardly and forwardly in said stuffed body.

7. The combination of claim 5 wherein said massager is accessible upon entry of user's thumb and forefinger into the orifice, after removal of said clothing.

8. The combination of claim 7 wherein said clothing defines a robe covering said recess entrance.

9. The combination of claim 4 wherein the insert include a housing, and lipstick in the housing.

10. The combination of claim 8 wherein the robe has arm sections tightly fitting the animal stuffed arms to frictionally resist removal.

11. The combination of claim 1 wherein the stuffed animal is a Teddy Bear.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates generally to decorative carriers, and more particularly to a carrier in the form of a stuffed animal, such as a Teddy Bear, and a retrievable insert/cavity in the carrier with an external orifice.

There is need for unusual and decorative carriers or housings for useful articles; and in particular there is need for the decorative device of the present invention, wherein access to a useful massager or other insert concealed in the carrier is enabled by partial removal of clothing from the carrier such as a stuffed animal. As will appear, the article may comprise a Teddy Bear. In addition to reception, there is need for inconspicuous concealment of the massager, allowing the user easy and immediate access within a person's private domain (e.g. bedroom) where its use is typically employed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is a major object of the invention to provide a device or unusual combination which meets the describe need. Basically, it concerns:

a) a stuffed animal wearing clothing, the animal having a body with front and back sides,

b) a recess in the body, with an entrance/orifice at said back side,

c) said clothing covering said entrance,

d) and an insert in the recess/cavity and retrievable via said entrance/orifice, the insert usable after such retrieval.

Another object is to provide such clothing retained on the animal at its front and back sides. As will be seen, such clothing may comprise a robe retained on the animal body by its stuffed arms so that access to the concealed article may be gained only after clothing removal against resistance improved by the robe's tight fit to the animal's stuffed arms.

A further object includes provision of an elongated insert to extend downwardly and forwardly in the body interior.

Yet another object is to provide a removable element of the insert, to be accessible proximate the recess/orifice entrance, only after partial removal of the robe from the stuffed animal; and provision of the insert in the form of a massager or other vibrating device. The removable element may comprise a part of the housing or battery compartment.

These and other objects and advantages of the invention, as well as the details of an illustrative embodiment, will be more fully understood from the following specification and drawings, in which:

DRAWING DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a decorative stuffed animal, such as Teddy Bear, wearing a robe;

FIG. 2 is a rear elevational view of the FIG. 1 animal;

FIG. 3 is a left side view of the FIG. 1 animal, and also showing a recess in the body extending downwardly and forwardly from an entrance;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged view showing reception of an elongated insert in the animal body recess, and to be accessible after removal of clothing, as also shown.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

In the drawings, showing a preferred form of the invention, a stuffed animal 10 having the form of a decorative Teddy Bear, has a body 11, arms 12, head 13 and legs 14. The animal is shown wearing a decorative robe 15, having front sections 16a and 16b, a rear or back 17 and sleeves 18 which closely fit the animal arms 12. Also shown is a belt 19.

In accordance with the invention, a recess 20 is formed in the body 11, and has an entrance 20a at the upper back 11a of the body. The recess extends downwardly and forwardly of the entrance, whereby the recess is elongated, i.e. typically has greater length than the front to back dimension X of the body. This allows for reception in the recess of an elongated insert 22. The insert may have a removable battery or battery compartment. The clothing layer 15a (such as the back of the robe) covers the entrance, whereby the insert is not accessible until the robe is removed off the upper back region of the stuffed animal. The close fit of the robe sleeves 18 to the stuffed arms 12, inhibits ready removal of the robe, whereby concealment of the entrance/orifice 20a is doubly enhanced to the extent that the robe back layer conceals that entrance, and also removal of that layer away from entrance 15a is inhibited by tightness of sleeve fit to the arms.

Assuming that a curious person gained access to the entrance/orifice 15a, he or she will then be able to grasp the insert, to pull the elongated insert out from the recess, for use. The insert may comprise various devices such as a lipstick container, or an electric battery powered massager, the length of the insert providing space for dry cell reception in the insert. See battery outline 30, and massager head outline 31.

Accordingly, a useful, decorative stuffed animal is provided with a concealed useful insert.