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Class Information
Number: 472/51
Name: Amusement devices > For perpetrating practical joke or initiation ceremony
Description: Amusement device comprising an apparently well-known and apparently innocuous device which operates or appears to operate in a well-known manner; which device, however, further includes a hidden function for producing a surprising or unexpected effect or sensation (in the nature of a gag or practical joke) upon an unsuspecting person (i.e., upon a person unacquainted with the hidden function of the device) who attempts to examine or use the device in the conventional manner for which it appears to be intended.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
472/56 Produces unexpected noise, vibration, or electric shock 24
472/52 Unexpectedly expels fluid or powder (e.g., into face of victim, etc.) 14
472/54 Unexpectedly falls apart or projects movable or free part 22


Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8651969 Novelty mask display Feb. 18, 2014
8206231 Movable novelty teeth and method thereof Jun. 26, 2012
7803057 Expansible amusement device Sep. 28, 2010
7682216 Book housing a figure of compressed foam Mar. 23, 2010
7192331 Figure kicking toy Mar. 20, 2007
6582314 Attachment for a motor vehicle Jun. 24, 2003
6468126 Pop-up device Oct. 22, 2002
6293874 User-operated amusement apparatus for kicking the user's buttocks Sep. 25, 2001
6241620 Simulated shattered glass novelty device and method of use Jun. 5, 2001
5928085 Novelty gas dispensing nozzle attachment Jul. 27, 1999
5842903 Novelty noise making, odor generating apparatus Dec. 1, 1998
5624320 Flower presentation device Apr. 29, 1997
5527222 Balloon popping device Jun. 18, 1996
5399122 Balloon with accompanying helium supplying cartridge Mar. 21, 1995
5389030 Inflatable novelty device Feb. 14, 1995
5385344 Modular device for playing pranks Jan. 31, 1995
5377380 Simulated vehicle headlight wipers Jan. 3, 1995
5188565 Novelty device and method of using same Feb. 23, 1993
4946745 Novelty statue Aug. 7, 1990
4936582 Golf club Jun. 26, 1990
4877251 Putting device Oct. 31, 1989
4786048 Novelty item Nov. 22, 1988
4422633 Simulated wheel immobilizing apparatus Dec. 27, 1983
4363479 Magic container Dec. 14, 1982
4259806 Walking toy Apr. 7, 1981
3944691 Decorative assembly or toy Mar. 16, 1976











 
 
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