Patents Examined by John A. Ricci
  • Patent number: 11654349
    Abstract: A hobby projectile may include, but is not limited to: a ball-type projectile having a substantially spherical shape and constructed at least partially of a foam material; and a magnetic or magnetizable component. At least a portion of the ball-type projectile may be at least partially coated with a magnetic or magnetizable component or may include magnetic or magnetizable particles and/or fibers embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SCALE UP THE FUN, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Andersen
  • Patent number: 11656056
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an archery bow limb comprises a body comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is arranged to be supported by a riser. The second end is arranged to support an axle and a rotatable member. A reinforcing member extends through the body. The reinforcing member is oriented parallel to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 11648483
    Abstract: Sound-generating toys are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a sound-generating toy includes a squeezable body defining an internal chamber. A sound-generating module is positioned within the chamber. The module can include a housing containing (i) an airflow sensor configured to detect a pressure change in the chamber, (ii) a speaker configured to generate an audio output, and (iii) programmable circuitry operably coupled to the airflow sensor and the speaker. In operation, the airflow sensor can detect a pressure change in the chamber caused by a user squeezing the body of the toy, and can output a signal to the programmable circuitry indicating the pressure change. After receiving the signal indicating the pressure change, the programmable circuitry can drive the speaker to generate the audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Funko, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Carsello
  • Patent number: 11650024
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a color bar launcher, which comprises a cylinder for holding color bars and an elastic sleeve; Two ends of the cylinder are open, one end is connected with an end cover, and the other end is closed by the elastic sleeve; the middle part of the outer side of the elastic sleeve is provided with a hand pinching part; the surface of the end cover is provided with a launching port, a positioning ring is fixed around the launching port, protrusions are arranged inside the positioning ring, and a sealing sheet that closes the launching port is movably assembled between the positioning ring and the protrusions. It can ensure the successful launch of the color bar; at the same time, it has the advantages of simple structure, convenient assembly and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Liuyang Yuebanwan Arts and Crafts Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang Zuo
  • Patent number: 11635276
    Abstract: An example archery arrow rest orthogonal cord force device for an arrow rest of an archery bow includes a housing member having a first end and a second end. A circuitous path is formed at least partly within the housing member. The circuitous path extends at least partly between the first end and the second end of the housing member. The housing member is attached along a linear axis of a cord defined by two attachment points of the cord in the arrow rest as part of the archery bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Hamskea Archery Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Andrew W. Munsell
  • Patent number: 11629928
    Abstract: A cranking mechanism preferably includes a planetary gear, a drive shaft, a one way bearing, a clutch assembly, and at least one drive unit. The clutch preferably includes a clutch pressure plate, a flywheel, friction surfaces and at least one friction plate. Each drive unit includes a carrier, a spool and a flywheel. The one way bearing and the clutch assembly are axial on the drive shaft. A pressure locking nut is threaded on to a threaded end of the crank shaft to exert pressure on the clutch assembly. The sun gear is fixed on the drive shaft. The at least one drive unit is axial with the drive shaft, and fixed with the carrier of the planetary gear set. The pressure locking nut is tightened against the clutch assembly to frictionally engage the drive shaft with the at least one drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: James J. Kempf, Rex E. Isenhower
  • Patent number: 11624593
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an arrow comprises a shaft comprising a tubular wall comprising a cavity and a nock comprising a notch arranged to engage a bowstring. An intake inlet is in fluid communication with the cavity and an exhaust outlet is in fluid communication with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Ozanne, Jeffrey J. Ozanne
  • Patent number: 11623161
    Abstract: This invention is a tubular shaped flying toy comprised of a polypropylene (foam) main cylindrical body with a heavy plastic ring supported front end. The main foam body is held in place to the plastic ring support with the help of rubber bracelet bands that stretch around the outside of the front end of the toy where the foam body stretches onto the hard plastic ring. The toy is thrown with a baseball type throwing motion, and provides a graceful, smooth flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Randy S Gates, Andrew Steven Gates
  • Patent number: 11623159
    Abstract: The invention describes a new constructor module with the additive aspects of sound and dynamic construction. A base block is provided with varying mating elements for adjustably connecting structural blocks and plates together with sounding elements. A plurality of base blocks may be constructed based on desired output in various shapes and structures. The base blocks are coupled together with connecting elements and fixing pins, which also assist in coupling the sounding elements. Additional plates are also utilized for creating dynamic sounds and structures, including D-shaped plates and U-shaped plates. Constructor set modules may utilize all such elements in a plurality of structures, or at minimum, only base blocks, connecting elements, a sounding element, and fixing pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Oleg Vasilyevich Zhilin
  • Patent number: 11624580
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a limb assembly comprises a limb cup, a first limb member and a second limb member. The first limb member supports a rotatable member. The first limb member is supported by the limb cup at a first location and is supported by the second limb member at a second location. The second limb member is supported by the limb cup. The second limb member applies a supporting force to the first limb member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: MCP IP, LLC
    Inventor: Mathew A. McPherson
  • Patent number: 11619472
    Abstract: An expandable broadhead includes blades pivotally mounted on a ferrule for movement between retracted and extended positions, and a cam device that resists initial movement of the blades from their retracted positions towards their extended positions. The cam device can prevent the blades from extending prematurely by contact with leaves, light brush, or the like prior to impacting an intended target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Berry Mtn., Inc.
    Inventor: Jarrod Burk Major
  • Patent number: 11612828
    Abstract: This invention is a type of flying disc. It has very special features that makes it unique and an innovation. To the flying disc part one can add a handle, thus, making it a flying disc with a handle protruding downwards from the center of the flying disc part. To this flying disc with a handle, one can add many features like: an overhang, a dome, lights, sound devices, solar panels, computer, buttons, light sensors, speakers, TV screen, meteorological instruments, remote control, drone capabilities, flaps, wings, propellers, etc. Also, this flying disc with a handle rotates like a top on various surfaces. Thus, it is a flying disc and a top in one. To the flying disc with a handle, one can add or take off parts, like extensions, handle, and flying disc parts to create bigger or more interesting flying discs, as shown in the drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Evans Walter Abarzua Kocking
  • Patent number: 11607621
    Abstract: A toy figurine and/or toy figurine packaging is coated with a dissolvable layer. When the toy figurine is coated, the toy figurine is entirely coated so that its overall appearance, including its skin complexion and/or facial features, is substantially hidden or obscured. Then, when the figurine is submerged in a fluid, the dissolvable layer dissolves to reveal the figurine's appearance that had been hidden underneath the dissolvable layer. When the toy figurine packaging is coated, the toy figurine packaging hides the identity of a toy figurine enclosed therein until fluid is introduced to the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenna O'Brien, Brian Hong, Kelley Lindberg
  • Patent number: 11609062
    Abstract: An arrow rest mounting system is provided including a primary mount mountable to an archery bow riser with a riser fastener, and a secondary mount vertically, movably joined with the primary mount. The secondary mount can extend over and conceal the riser fastener. A vertical micro adjuster can provide selective vertical adjustment of the secondary mount relative to the primary mount. A horizontal micro adjuster can extend from the secondary mount, can be joined with an arrow rest support including a support arm movable from a support position to a rest position, and can provide selective horizontal adjustment of the support arm. The vertical micro adjuster can be forward of the riser fastener, and the horizontal micro adjuster can be rearward of the riser fastener to fit the mounting system in a tight space. A related method of use is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Vapor Trail Inc.
    Inventor: Rory O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 11604051
    Abstract: An arrow noisemaker and arrow incorporating the same. The arrow noisemaker comprises a sleeve adapted to fit onto a shaft of an arrow, one or more housings coupled to the sleeve, and one or more noisemakers, each of which are coupled to each of the one or more housings. The one or more housings de-couple from the sleeve upon impact with a game animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Tyler Percy
  • Patent number: 11598602
    Abstract: An archery bowstring weight is provided including a sleeve that is encapsulated and suspended at least partially within an overmolded polymeric body forming an exterior of the bowstring weight. The sleeve can be a metal body, such as a ring, that floats or moves inside the polymeric body when the bowstring vibrates to dampen vibration of the bowstring. The sleeve can be isolated or separated from the bowstring by an inner wall of the polymeric body that is disposed between the bowstring and the sleeve when the weight is installed on the bowstring. The oscillation of the sleeve inside the overmolded polymeric body also can attenuate string oscillation and reduce string noise. A related method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Gas Bowstrings, LLC
    Inventor: Eric J. Griggs
  • Patent number: 11592047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a straightly assembled block comprising engaging assembly means configured in male and female types, first ends of which can be coupled to each other, such that male and female piece blocks can be assembled by connecting the same to each other straightly, and the engaging assembly means are improved such that wear is prevented in spite of repeated separation/coupling, thereby maintaining continuous assembly power. To this end, the male and female piece blocks have engaging assembly means, first ends of which protrude in arc shapes, and the second ends of which are coupled to each other. Alternatively, connecting blocks have engaging assembly means formed on both ends thereof in different types. The engaging assembly means formed on the piece blocks or on the connecting blocks comprise a recessed portion and a protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: IRINGO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In-Deok Heo
  • Patent number: 11583782
    Abstract: A modular wing, adapted to be used on a flying device such as a toy airplane, drone, or other small fixed wing flying device, or form a part of a wind turbine or any other apparatus that requires a wing or blade, that is compatible with all block-based toy systems such as LEGO®, DECOOL® or KAZI®. The modular wing is comprised of a series of modular aerodynamic surfaces that may be suitable for manufacture by a low-cost method such as molding or additive manufacturing such as 3D printing, typically but not necessarily from plastic, to form wing sub elements which, when assembled together, form a wing or blade such as an airplane wing or turbine blade. The modular wing may comprise cambered or symmetric wing shapes. The modular wing may be used in a static display model fully flying aerodynamic aircraft, sailing hydrodynamic boat, or aerodynamic functioning turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Jason Russell
  • Patent number: 11573062
    Abstract: An energy storage system for a bow, the system defined at least in part by a riser, a first and second limb each having a first end coupled to the riser, a first and second wheel disposed at a second end of respective first and second limbs, a first and second power cord each having a first end coupled to the riser and a second end coupled to respective first and second wheels, and a string extending between and coupled to the first and second wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Peter Haas, Mark W. Beck, Benjamin D. Blosser
  • Patent number: 11565191
    Abstract: An articulable toy figure that has multiple body parts joined by ball and socket joints. Frame sections are disposed within the body parts. The frame sections are molded from a first plastic. The ball structures for the joints are molded as part of the frame structures. Additionally, breakaway necks are molded into the frame structures immediately adjacent the ball structures. Body features are over-molded onto frame structures. The body features are molded from a second plastic. The socket structures of the joints are molded as part of the body features. When a body part is first manipulated, the narrowed breakaway neck within the internal frame structure breaks. This frees the ball structure on the frame structures to move within the socket structure of the body feature. This produces a functional ball and socket joint that enables the body parts to be selectively posed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Plan C, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Williams