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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.

2. The bed cover of claim 1 wherein said at least one insignia is printed on said at least one external surface.

3. The bed cover of claim 1 wherein said at least one insignia is sewn on said at least one external surface.

4. The bed cover of claim 1 further comprising at least one air-through port configured to allow air to readily pass through said bed cover.

5. The bed cover of claim 1 further including a first side attached to a second side and configured to fit over an existing bed cover.

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  1. patent litigation said, on June 18, 2012 at 4:46 am

    If only someone would patent and market a product that effectively staves of the monsters and demons that seem to plague so many adults! :)

  2. les said, on June 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Not fa nuttin, but when I went to look it up on google/patents, this is the result I got….. spoooooky:

    Your search – 2012/0137432 – did not match any patent results.
    Search Results

    NUMBERS OF THE DEMONS! 666 and others. no search phone …
    biddrina.net/numbers0/index.php?prefix=201&last=20135000
    … 0137429 | 20120137430 | 2012 0137430 | 20120137431 | 2012 0137431 | 20120137432 | 2012 0137432 | 20120137433 | 2012 0137433 | 20120137434 …
    All results for 2012/0137432 »

  3. les said, on June 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Searching by Title provided:

    Application number: 12/758,835
    Publication number: US 2011/0247136 A1
    Filing date: Apr 13, 2010

    Looks like someone swapped the 1 and the 2 in the middle there….

  4. txwikinger said, on July 4, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Reblogged this on txwikinger's blog.

  5. tim maguire said, on August 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    How do they prove that it works?


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