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They Invented What? (No. 42)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on April 4, 2007

U.S. Pat. No. 5,545,069:  Illuminable toys and simulations with replaceable illuminable edibles.

  easter egg

What is claimed is:

1. An illuminable toy comprising:

(a) at least one light source;

(b) at least one battery, said battery being electrically connected to said at least one light source;

(c) a switch, said switch being electrically connected to said at least one light source and said at least one battery, said switch providing an on/off adjustment for energizing and de-energizing said at least one light source with said at least one battery;

(d) a base, said base containing said at least one light source and said at least one battery and said switch, said base having at least one light permeating portion for allowing passage of light emitted from said at least one light source, said switch being adjustable from an exterior of said base;

(e) at least one holder, said at least one holder being attached to said base;

(f) at least one replaceable, illuminable edible having a three dimensional form, being attached to said at least one holder, and being illuminated by light emitted from said at least one light source; and

(g) a cover attached to said base and covering said at least one, replaceable, illuminable edible and having a three dimensional configuration, wherein said cover and said base simulate an eggshell, said cover being divided longitudinally into two portions at a joint extending from a top of said cover to just above a top support surface of said base, said division at said joint simulating a crack line.
2. The illuminable toy of claim 1 wherein said at least one light source includes a bulb.

3. The illuminable toy of claim 2 further comprising a reflector, said reflector being attached to said base and under said at least one light permeating portion and encircling said bulb of said at least one light source.

4. The illuminable toy of claim 3 wherein said at least one replaceable, illuminable edible is a plurality of replaceable, illuminable edibles and said at least one holder is a plurality of holders.

5. The illuminable toy of claim 3 further comprising non-edible accessories, said non-edible accessories being attachable to at least one of said at least one holder, said cover and said base.

6. The illuminable toy of claim 5 further comprising plastic illuminable features being attachable to said at least one of said at least one holder, said cover and said base.

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