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Publication numberUS3315640 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1967
Filing dateDec 28, 1964
Priority dateDec 28, 1964
Publication numberUS 3315640 A, US 3315640A, US-A-3315640, US3315640 A, US3315640A
InventorsGamble Anna C
Original AssigneeGamble Anna C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Push and pull sounding toy for animals having paws
US 3315640 A
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April 25, 1967 A. c. GAMBLE 3,315,640

PUSH AND FULL SOUNDIHG TOY FOR ANIMALS HAVING PAWS Original Filed April 10,1963 2 Sheets-$heet 1 INVENTOR.

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PUSH AND FULL SOUNDING TOY FOR ANIMALS HAVING PAWS 7 Original Filed April 10, 1963 v 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I NVENTOR.

Jrzrza C? Gamb Ze b AT ()RNEYS United States Patent 3,315,640 PUSH AND PULL SOUNDING TOY FOR ANIMALS HAVING PAWS Anna C. Gamble, 2423 W. 123rd St. Blue Island, Ill. 60406 Continuation of application Ser. No. 272,354, Apr. 10, 1963. This application Dec. 28, 1964, Ser. No. 425,660

6 Claims. (Cl. 119-29) This application is a continuation of my application Ser. No. 272,354 filed Aug. 10,1963, and since abancloned.

This invention relates to improvements in toys and more particularly relates to an improved form of toy activated by an animal, such as a dog.

A principal object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved toy for animals so arranged as to promote playing of the toy by the animal without the intercession of human hands.

A further object of the invention is to provide an animated toy to be played with by dogs and the like, arranged to promote playing of the toy by the dog and of a size that the dog cannot carry in its mouth or crush, but can bite and grip with his paws as an aid in playing with the toy.

A further object of the invention is to provide a noise making toy arranged to incite the curiosity of animals, containing a noise making object, and made from a hard shiny material attractive to the animal and so arrange-d as to readily roll along the ground and be activated by the animal.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a self-playing toy for animals in the form of a cylinder having generally curve-d ends with a noise making object contained therein and made from a hard shiny material of a size the animal can bite, but cannot crush in its mouth, and arranged with a view toward promoting ready rolling of the toy along the ground by the self-activating force of the animal so that it receives exercise as well as amusement.

These and other objects of the invention will appear from time to time as the following specification proceeds and with reference to the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a view in side elevation of a toy constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially along line IIII of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken substantially along line III-III of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 4 is a view illustrating a modified form in which the invention may be embodied;

FIGURE 5 is a view illustrating still another form in which the invention may be embodied;

FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view taken substantially along line VIVI of FIGURE 5;

FIGURE 7 is a sectional view taken substantially along line VII-VII of FIGURE 5; and

FIGURE 8 is a transverse sectional view illustrating still another form in which the invention may be embodied.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in FIG- URE 1 of the drawings, a toy 10 particularly adapted to be played with by dogs is shown as being in the form of a cylinder 11 having end caps 12 which may be generally curved in the form of a segment of a sphere and terminate into a cylindrical wall portion 15 extending within the cylinder 11.

The cylinder 11 is shown as having spaced beads 16 extending thereabout at opposite ends thereof, the inside of the outer of which beads form a recess for a bead 17 formed in the cylindrical wall 15 of the end cap 12 to retain said end cap to said cylinder and to accommodate the soldering of said end cap to said cylinder. The cylindrical wall 15 may be slotted as indicated by reference character 14 to accommodate the bead 17 to be pressed into engagement with the recessed portion formed by the interior portion of an outer bead 16.

The cylinder may also have a central circumferential bead 18 extending thereabout and longitudinally extending beads 19 extending therealong on opposite sides of the circumferential bead 18 and terminating at their opposite ends in inwardly spaced relation with respect to the circumferential beads 16 and the central head 18.

The longitudinally extending beads '19 provide a friction paw gripper surface which aids in causing the toy to roll when pawed by a dog or other interested pet. The cylinder may also contain a hard loose object or objects 20 which cooperate with the cylinder 11 to make noise when the cylinder is rolled. As shown in FIGURE 1, the object 20 is in the form of a spherical bell.

The cylinder 11 may be made from metal or a hard plastic material and should have a shiny or slippery outer surface rendering it difiicult for a dog to grasp the cylinder in its teeth and also of sufiicient diameter that a dog cannot readily pick it up in its mouth or crush it with its teeth, but sufficiently small in diameter that the dog may attempt to bite it. It is, of course, understood that the toy may be made of different sizes for different size dogs.

In the modified form of the invention shown in FIG- URE 4, a cylinder 21 is provided which is similar to the cylinder 11 except the cylinder has circumferential beads 22 extending thereabout in spaced relation with respect to each other. The cylinder 21 has generally curved end caps 23 andmay contain noisemaking objects (not shown) therein. The end caps 23 may be soldered to opposite ends of the cylinder or where the cylinder is made from plastic, the end caps may be heat sealed or molded thereto.

In FIGURE 5 of the drawings, I have shown a toy particularly adapted to be made from a hard plastic, although the toy of this form of the invention may also be made from metal. In this form of the invention a cylinder 30 is shown as having integral curved end caps 31. The cylinder may be molded in two halves and the two halves may be sealed together in a suitable manner.

The cylinder 30 has spaced circumferential beads 32, 32 adjacent each end thereof facilitating the rolling of the cylinder along the ground and has grooves 33, 33 extending longitudinally along the wall of the cylinder between the beads and forming a means to promote rolling the cylinder when pawed by an animal. The cylinder is filled with a noisemaking object or objects (not shown) which will make a noise as the cylinder is rolled along the ground by an animal.

In FIGURE 8, I have shown still another modification of the invention and show the form the grooves 3-3 will take where the material of the cylinder is a thin walled material. In this form of the invention the grooves are pressed inwardly of the wall of the cylinder. While the cylinder is shown in FIGURE 8 as being made from plastie, the form shown in this figure may also be pressed from metal. The inwardly pressed wall portions of the groove engaging a loose cylindrical noisemaking object within the cylinder enhance the noisemaking effects of the object.

It may be seen from the foregoing that I have provided a simple form of toy so arranged as to incite the interest of an animal and to cause the animal to paw the toy and roll the toy along the floor or ground. It may further be seen that the toy being of such a size that it cannot be carried in the mouth of the animal, but can be bitten, will further interest the animal and coupled with the noise of the noisemaker within the toy will cause I play with the toy and obtain exercise without outside help.

the animal to While I have herein shown and described several forms I claim as my invention: 1. A push-toy for activation by the paws of an animal,

comprising in combination:

(a) an imperforate body having a hollow elongated cylindrical center portion with closed ends;

(b) a pair of radially outwardly projecting beads extending circumferentially about said cylindrical portion, and said beads respectively being disposed at opposite ends of said cylindrical portion;

() a series of spaced elongated paw-gripper formations disposed on the outer surface of said center portion, intermediate said projecting beads, and said projecting beads extending radially from the axis of said cylindrical portion at least as far as all of said formations;

(d) a series of spaced internal elongated formations aligned with and complemental in shape to said pawgripper formations; and

(e) a rollable noisemaker disposed within said body and having a greater cross section than the transverse size of said internal formations, and transversely engageable with edges of said internal formations in response to said bodys being moved about.

2. A push-toy for activation by the paws of an animal in accordance with claim 1 wherein the imperforate body is made from metal.

3. A push-toy for activation by the paws of an animal in accordance with claim 1 wherein the imperforate body is made from plastic.

4. A push-toy for activation and exercise of the paws of an animal, comprising in combination:

(a) an imperforate body having a hollow elongated cylindrical center portion with closed ends;

(b) a pair of radially outwardly projecting beads extending circumferentially about said cylindrical portion, and said beads respectively being disposed at opposite ends of said cylindrical portion;

(c) a series of spaced elongated paw-gripper formations extending outwardly of the outer surface of said outer portion between said beads,

(1) said paw-gripper formations forming internal formations recessed in the interior wall of said cylindrical wall, complemental in shape to said paw-gripper formations; and

(d) a spherical noisemaker disposed within said body and having a greater diameter than the depth of said internal formations, and engageable with the edges of 4 said internal formations in response to said bodys being moved about. 5. A push-toy for activation by the paws of an animal,

comprising in combination:

(a) an imperforate body having a hollow elongated cylindrical center portion with closed ends;

(b) at least two radially projecting beads extending circumferentially about said cylindrical portion of said body adjacent opposite ends thereof and at least one central radially outwardly projecting bead intermediate said at least two radially projecting beads;

(c) a series of aligned circumferentially spaced longitudinally extending paw-gripper formations extending outwardly of the outer surface of said cylindrical portion of said body, on opposite sides of said central bead and extending to positions adjacent said two radially projecting beads;

(d) a series of spaced internal elongated formations aligned with and complemental in shape to said pawgripper formations; and

(e) a rollable noisemaker disposed within said body and having a greater cross section than the transverse size of said internal formations, and transversely engageable with edges of said internal formations in response to said bodys being moved about.

6. A push-toy for activation by the paws of an animal,

comprising in combination:

(a) an imperforate body having a hollow elongated cylindrical center portion with closed ends;

(b) a pair of radially outwardly projecting beads extending circumferentially about said cylindrical portion, said beads respectively being disposed at opposite ends of said cylindrical portion;

(0) a series of parallel spaced axially extending elongated paw-gripper formations extending along the outer surface of said center portion between said projecting beads and being directed radially inwardly from the outer surface of said cylindrical portion;

((1) and a rollable noisemaker cooperating with said inwardly directed beads.

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RICHARD C. P'INKHAM, Primary Examiner.

T. ZACK, L. I. BOVASSO, Assistant Examiners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification119/707
International ClassificationA01K15/00, A01K15/02
Cooperative ClassificationA01K15/025
European ClassificationA01K15/02C