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HOLIDAY HUMANOID DECORATIVE ARTICLE UTILIZING FILLABLE BAGS AND LIGHT ASSEMBLY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004492D
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

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Abstract

HOLIDAY HUMANOID DECORATIVE ARTICLE UTILIZING FILLABLE BAGS AND LIGHT ASSEMBLY

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HOLIDAY HUMANOID DECORATIVE ARTICLE UTILIZING FILLABLE BAGS AND LIGHT ASSEMBLY

In many parts of the world, it has become popular for homeowners to celebrate various seasons and holidays by placing temporary lawn decorations out on display on the exterior regions of the property. People will place figures formed of bags filled with disposable materials on their property in order to engage in the festivities, as in U.S. 5,733,170. For example, to celebrate Christmas, people might place a figure of Santa Claus and his reindeer on their property, while for Thanksgiving people might place Pilgrims on their property. Recently a related disclosure at IP.com was written that described a light effect device used in conjunction with a reindeer. However, there is no disclosure extending this concept to humanoid assemblies.

This disclosure extends the same concept to humanoid figures, and discloses an exemplary embodiment extending a light assembly to the humanoid figure of U.S. 5,733,170. Figure 1 shows the product 100 just prior to attachment of the requisite components, similar to that in U.S. 5,733,170. The product is includes six fillable bags (110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160). All of the bags can be made of cloth or plastic or similar light material. Bag 110 would be the head of the figure, Bags 120 and 130 would be the torso, Bags 140 and 150 would be legs and Bag 160 would be the torso. The bags can be filled with leaves, newspapers, grass clippings or other similar materials that are light. The peripheral bags (head 110, arms 120 and 130, and legs 140 and 150) can be attached to torso bag 120 by various conventional methods, such as tape, tie strings, glue, or velcro patches, in the locations shown by the dashed arrows. Bag 110 comes with two light assemblies 170 attached to form light up eyes, although the number of light assemblies is limited by the users imagination. These light assemblies can be conventional battery powered or outlet powered. One would immediately appreciate that the light assembly can be placed in a variety of locations limited only by the users imagination.

This invention would increase the amount of decorative options available for customers while still retaining the storage flexibility of prior inventions. Particularly, the decorative assembly would be useful for holidays during the winter when the nights are longer, and would be useful for for nighttime holidays Halloween decorations when there are people celebrating Halloween in the evening.

Anticipated U.S. Classes : Class 446; Class 206; Class 428