Patent Number: 6,250,985

Title: Hollow breakable object having a breakable dye absorptive coating

Abstract: A hollow breakable object having a first shell section and a second shell section encapsulating a novelty item when the shell sections are affixed to each other. The sections are typically affixed by press-fitting, gluing, or taping the sections together. When the sections are affixed, they form a hollow shell, typically in an egg shape, having an enclosed internal chamber. The hollow shell may also have a scoring providing a convenient predefined break point on the object. Affixed to or incorporated as part of the interior of each section is an internal support structure to provide padding support to the novelty item. A coating is applied to the exterior of the affixed sections to form a breakable and dye absorptive surface of the object. The coating is made of either gypsum, limestone, silicate or a combination thereof and is advantageously capable of absorbing conventional egg dye. Additionally, the object is biodegradable.

Inventors: Nicholson; Joseph A. (Dade City, FL)


International Classification: A63H 37/00 (20060101); A63H 033/04 (); A63H 033/00 (); A63H 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018