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Publication numberUS20050227577 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/090,805
Publication dateOct 13, 2005
Filing dateJun 22, 2005
Priority dateMar 29, 2004
Publication number090805, 11090805, US 2005/0227577 A1, US 2005/227577 A1, US 20050227577 A1, US 20050227577A1, US 2005227577 A1, US 2005227577A1, US-A1-20050227577, US-A1-2005227577, US2005/0227577A1, US2005/227577A1, US20050227577 A1, US20050227577A1, US2005227577 A1, US2005227577A1
InventorsDon McRae
Original AssigneeMcrae Don L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bedtime Teddy
US 20050227577 A1
Abstract
A form of entertainment this toy is an invention made of an outer stuffed fabric material, such as a teddy bear. It has a CD/DVD ROM allowing movies and other pre-recorded forms of entertainment and educational programs for children to see and interact with. The chest or abdomen area of the bear would open up to reveal a monitor or screen for the viewing. The mouth of the bear would also move as if to narrate the stories being told or questions being asked. There would be an AC adapter as well as a battery pack. The battery pack would also serve as a base.
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Claims(3)
1. I claim my invention is a form of entertainment for children.
2. I claim my invention is an educational resource for children.
3. I claim my invention is a toy or stuffed animal.
Description
    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • [0001]
    Not Applicable
  • STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
  • [0002]
    Not Applicable
  • REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX
  • [0003]
    Not Applicable
  • BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
  • [0004]
    Children have been comforted for many generations by the presence of a soft, stuffed animal or doll in their cribs or beds. These figures provide a sense of security for a child who may otherwise fear being left alone in a darkened room. The most popular design for these toys is a teddy bear that was patterned after the Australian koala bears and named after the late president Teddy Roosevelt.
  • [0005]
    Bedtime Teddy is also designed with educational use in mind. The CD's or DVD's will allow children to problem solve, play games, and answer age-appropriate questions. There will be a wide variety of CD's or DVD's to choose from and parents can select stories with their children's needs in mind. The problem solving games would be similar to shows like Blues Clues and Dora the explorer.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    Bedtime Teddy is a teddy bear that has a built-in CD/DVD player and a screen that will enable a child to see and hear stories, cartoons, and other forms of entertainment and education. Television has been a constant companion and form of entertainment for modern children. And since modern children are highly visually oriented Bedtime Teddy would allow them to feel the comforting softness of a stuffed animal and the entertainment of a small screen showing taped cartoons and other children's programming. The bear would be equipped with a speaker to carry a soundtrack for the program and the mouth would move as if the bear was speaking the narration of the story on the screen.
  • [0007]
    The households that would serve as primary market for Bedtime Teddy would have children 9 years old or younger.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
  • [0008]
    1. Eyes that actually blink and move as story is being told.
  • [0009]
    2. Mouth moves to narrate the story and activities.
  • [0010]
    3. Arms move back to show Display screen for viewing stories.
  • [0011]
    4. CD/DVD player where DVD's and CD's will be inserted.
  • [0012]
    5. Rechargeable stand that also serve as a base when viewing is taking place.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0013]
    Bedtime Teddy would consist of a bear-shaped plush cloth figure cut in panels and assembled by commercial sewing methods. Along with batting or stuffing that fill out the body of the bear, electronic components would be included. A small screen or monitor would be placed in the chest or abdomen of the bear and be covered or protected by the arms of the bear and flaps of the plush material. For viewing purposes these arms would be moved outward to expose the screen.
  • [0014]
    Accessible from the front or back of the bear would be a CD/DVD player for presentation of recorded material onto the bear's screen. The video would provide several hours of entertainment.
  • [0015]
    The soundtrack for this material could be represented through a small speaker enclosed behind the mouth of the bear to make it appear the bear is narrating the story presented on the screen. To add to this appearance the bear could be supplied with mechanical system of rods or cables and pulleys to make the mouth open and close when the video is being played. Headphones could also be included for private listening. The receptacle for the earphone cord could be located on the back of the bear adjacent to the CD port.
  • [0016]
    Power for operation of the CD player could come from a battery pack that could also serve as a base for the bear during video viewing. These batteries could be rechargeable nickel/cadmium cells that could be recharged in place by the connection of the optional AC cord.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/268
International ClassificationA63H3/02, A63H3/36, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/02, A63H3/36
European ClassificationA63H3/02, A63H3/36