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Self-luminescent novelty toy

United States Patent Application

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A novelty item in the form of a rod suffused with a fluorescent substance. The substance fluoresces in response to ambient light and the flouresced light is subject to internal reflection within the rob, with the flouresced light being substantial emitted at one or both ends of the rod. The concentration of the light enables a variety of uses, such as a broad range self-illuminating toy wands as a luminescent professional, presentation pointer.
Pechersky, Martin J. (Aiken, SC), Scogin, John H. (Aiken, SC)
09/ 725,859
November 30, 2000
[0001] The present invention was conceived and developed under U.S. Government Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has rights in this invention.