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Class Information
Number: 472/57
Name: Amusement devices > Illusion or stage device
Description: Amusement device which is either (a) intended to deceive a person into believing, either by giving the person a physical sensation or a visual impression, that an event or an occurrence is real or is actually occurring when, in reality, the event or occurrence is not real or actually occurring; or (b) intended to be used on a means forming a performing area (i.e., on the stage of a theater) in order to facilitate the presentation of a theatrical performance.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
472/58 Alternative scenes provided by reflection from and transmission through transparent mirror 23
472/73 Card trick illusion 6
472/74 Illusion caused by abnormal interior building structure appearing normal 8
472/71 Illusion caused by apparent appearance or disappearance 33
472/72 Illusion caused by apparent change in color, printed matter, surface texture, or rigidity 19
472/68 Illusion caused by apparent levitation 16
472/69 Illusion caused by apparent penetration or severance 16
472/63 Illusion caused by mirror 63
472/70 Illusion caused by simulation of or attachment to human body part 26
472/64 Illusion caused by sound imitation or effect 26
472/61 Illusion caused by video, projected picture, or special light effect 84
472/65 Illusion caused by visual imitation of event occurring in nature (e.g., rain, snow, fire, etc.) 72
472/62 Maze or labyrinth 27
472/59 Person experiences illusion of being in motion (e.g., travel simulation, etc.) 100
472/66 Pyrotechnic display 13
472/67 Simulation of self-propelled object in liquid filled container (e.g., cartesian diver) 11
472/75 Stage apparatus or setting 32


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8654422 Holographic bubble generating system Feb. 18, 2014
8651915 Method and apparatus for control of a flexible material using magnetism Feb. 18, 2014
8628426 Illusion generating system Jan. 14, 2014
8579714 Space orientating mechanism with two tetrahedrons and eight arc-links Nov. 12, 2013
8517788 Method and system for articulated character head actuation and control Aug. 27, 2013
8500038 Gas splattered fluid display Aug. 6, 2013
8475287 System and method for automatically altering a theme associated with a room or similar space Jul. 2, 2013
8398449 Method and apparatus for body-worn entertainment devices Mar. 19, 2013
8257133 Travelling toy system Sep. 4, 2012
8206229 Illusion generating system Jun. 26, 2012
8025582 System and method for automatically altering a theme associated with a room or similar space Sep. 27, 2011
7793781 Combination article storage container and novelty item Sep. 14, 2010
7469495 Folding display apparatus Dec. 30, 2008
7150704 Device for walking or running in place Dec. 19, 2006
6842583 Methods for simulating action photographs and films Jan. 11, 2005
6817951 Novelty item Nov. 16, 2004
6671005 Digital micromirror stage lighting system Dec. 30, 2003
6592706 Method of manufacturing a transparent object and an object obtained with method Jul. 15, 2003
6423402 Bulletin board and method for making the same Jul. 23, 2002
5833544 Film and live action theater Nov. 10, 1998
5790013 Electronic novelty device and method of using same Aug. 4, 1998
5636839 Group fortune telling attraction system Jun. 10, 1997
5635898 Fire sound simulator and related transmissions Jun. 3, 1997
5474501 Maze Dec. 12, 1995
5445565 Table top magic theater set Aug. 29, 1995
5409420 Spectator failure trick involving suspension illusion Apr. 25, 1995
5407392 Winter scene room or space study Apr. 18, 1995
5377380 Simulated vehicle headlight wipers Jan. 3, 1995
5374217 Illusion creating for amusement and education Dec. 20, 1994
5356343 Flash magic wand Oct. 18, 1994
5261848 Toy with liquid-filled shell Nov. 16, 1993
5261849 Puppet/marionette theater Nov. 16, 1993
5227922 Mirror box Jul. 13, 1993
5188565 Novelty device and method of using same Feb. 23, 1993
5180337 Kitty litter novelty figure Jan. 19, 1993
5026314 Magnetically actuated amusement device Jun. 25, 1991
4986531 Water-actuated novelty Jan. 22, 1991
4974953 Optical toy device and method of manufacturing thereof Dec. 4, 1990
4973285 Simulated car phone Nov. 27, 1990
4970810 Electronic flower set with intermittent movement Nov. 20, 1990
4949485 Continuously flowing display device having a plurality of visual effects Aug. 21, 1990
4946745 Novelty statue Aug. 7, 1990
4936582 Golf club Jun. 26, 1990
4928954 Novelty figure with attachment means May. 29, 1990
4919197 Atmosphere control apparatus for theaters Apr. 24, 1990
4838541 Amusement device Jun. 13, 1989
4701150 Toy automobile and filling station set Oct. 20, 1987
4603030 Scent-Emitting Systems Jul. 29, 1986
4601070 Novelty ski hat Jul. 22, 1986
4286780 Optical illusion-producing rotating device Sep. 1, 1981

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