Fencing, shooting and squirting toy

  • US 7,775,849 B2
  • Filed: 09/06/2006
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fencing, squirting and missile-shooting toy, comprising:

  • a sword-shaped body having axially aligned elongate handle and elongate blade portions, said sword-shaped body adapted for play fencing by holding said toy by said handle portion while battering and poking opponents with said blade portion;

    said blade portion having a forward terminal end disposed opposite from said handle portion and comprising a hollow rigid elongate tubular housing adapted to receive a piston slidably there-within;

    said housing comprising an air exhaust opening adjacent to said forward terminal end of said blade portion;

    said piston comprising a slidable seal adapted to movably and sealingly engage the inner surface of said tubular housing such that said piston is sealingly movable longitudinally within said housing to thereby define an expandable and contractible air chamber within said housing between said piston and said air exhaust opening;

    an air intake opening adapted to allow air to enter said expandable air chamber as said piston is moved longitudinally away from said forward terminal end;

    said blade portion further comprising a soft and buoyant foam outer shell;

    said blade portion further comprising a soft and buoyant tip portion adjacent to and removable from said forward terminal end;

    said handle portion being longitudinally movable relative to said blade portion and rigidly connected to said piston such that moving said handle portion longitudinally relative to said blade portion causes said piston to move longitudinally within said housing;

    wherein, pulling said handle portion longitudinally away from said first terminal end causes air to enter said expandable air chamber through said air intake opening; and

    subsequently pushing said handle portion longitudinally towards said first terminal end portion causes said intaken air to be exhausted from said expandable air chamber through said air exhaust opening and to thereby expel said tip portion from said forward terminal end as a missile which flies in substantially the same direction as the handle portion is pushed;

    wherein, upon removal of said tip portion from said forward terminal end, submersion of said air exhaust opening into water, and blocking of said air intake opening, said air exhaust opening becomes a water intake and exhaust opening and said expandable air chamber becomes an expandable water chamber, and pulling said handle portion longitudinally away from said first terminal end causes water to enter said expandable water chamber through said water intake and exhaust opening; and

    subsequently pushing said handle portion longitudinally towards said first terminal end portion causes said intaken water to be exhausted from said expandable water chamber through said water intake and exhaust opening and to thereby be expelled from said forward terminal end as water stream which flies in substantially the same direction as the handle portion is pushed; and

    wherein said tip is tapered narrower from said forward terminal end of said blade portion.

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