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They Invented What? (No. 216)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on June 15, 2012

U.S. Pat. Appl. Publication No. 20120137432: Devices and implements for deterring monsters, specters, demons, and the like.

Abstract:

Devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface, which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided which is capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.

What is claimed is:

1. A bed cover for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime, said bed cover comprising:

at least one external surface;

at least one interior region;

at least one insignia on said at least one external surface for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child;

a controller unit integrated within said at least one interior region, wherein said controller unit includes at least one of an audio transceiver device, an activating transmitter device, and an energy-emitting device; and a user interface operatively connected to said controller unit and integrated into said at least one external surface.

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