|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||428/017 ; 428/021 ; 428/036.5|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 15|
The invention is in the field of three-dimensional hollow novelty items and their manufacture, particularly items such as artificial pumpkins that the consumer desires to carve or alter after purchase. Disclosed is a carvable novelty article, such as an artificial Halloween pumpkin, comprising a polyurethane shell substantially surrounding an interior volume and having a thin coating, such as an acrylic elastomer, on the exterior surface of the shell. The carvable article can be formed by an inventive process in which polyurethane foam material, such as ...
[ I claim:] [1.] A novelty article comprising:(a) a generally spheroidal, rigid shell comprised of polyurethane foam substantially surrounding an empty interior volume and having an external surface shaped and sized to represent a pumpkin;(b) wherein the polyurethane foam is of a composition, density, and thickness such that the article can be carved with a pocketknife; and(c) a thin coating on the exterior surface of the shell.