Title:
Halloween Trick Bowl
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An apparatus comprising a bowl having an opening. The opening includes a plurality of movable members movable between a first position and a second position. The first position is a closed position in which the movable members are connected and support items in the bowl. The second position is an open position and allows a hand to enter the opening.



Inventors:
Phipps, Jackson River (Coppell, TX, US)
Application Number:
11/464616
Publication Date:
03/27/2008
Filing Date:
08/15/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03D1/14
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Primary Examiner:
YOKAY, ERIN P
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Charles E. Phipps (Dallas, TX, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. An apparatus comprising: a bowl having an opening; said opening including a plurality of movable members; said movable members being movable between a first position and a second position; wherein said movable members in said first position can support items in said bowl and wherein said movable members in said second position can allow for passage of a hand into said bowl through said opening.

2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said bowl includes candy.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a novel bowl. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bowl having an opening.

PRIOR ART

Bowls have been used for centuries to hold items.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a bowl having an opening through which a hand may be placed. One application of the invention is a Halloween bowl for holding candy. A hand of the user can enter the hole in the bowl and grab the hand of a trick-or-treater to surprise said individual.

DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

FIG. 1 is a depiction of a side view of the bowl of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a depiction of a top view of the bowl of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a depiction of the bowl of the present invention wherein said are in an open position.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention is a bowl 10 having an opening 12. Opening 12 includes a plurality of movable members 14. Movable members 14 can be connected in a first position so as to support items (e.g., candy) placed in bowl 10. Movable members 14 can also be displaced into a second position shown in FIG. 3 to allow a hand (not part of the invention but supplied by a user) to enter bowl 10. The entering hand can push the items out of the bowl and or grab the hand of another person who is reaching into bowl 10 to retrieve an item.

A method of using the present invention involves placing items in bowl 10 while opening 12 is closed by means of movable members 14; thereafter placing the bowl 10 in the area of another and waiting for said other to retrieve an item from the bowl; then at an appropriate moment to place a hand through the opening 12, displace movable members 14, and startle the item retriever.