Patents Examined by Kien T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10537822
    Abstract: The apparatus for moving a load includes a carrier cable having a first end connected to the load, and a second end connected to a movement device, the movement device including an operating line connected to a movement carriage. An electric motor is configured to move the carriage as a function of a force exerted on the operating line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUCHEZ TREUILS
    Inventors: Mathieu Leclercq, Alexandre Dechamps
  • Patent number: 10537816
    Abstract: A body flight simulator of quick and efficient assembly and operation, includes the ability of having multi-flight areas to facilitate the teaching and skill building of novice users, as well as the ability for performances of experienced users. In addition, it includes easy viewing by observers, noise reduction and minimized environmental impacts. Finally, the modular nature of the components, allow for the assembly of modular arena stages, capable of having elongated/widened body flight areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Antonio Arias, IV
  • Patent number: 10531747
    Abstract: Movement limiting system for a walker that limits movement of the walker includes an elongate, adjustable length armature having first and second opposite end regions and a coupler that couples the first end region of the armature to the walker. When the second end region of the armature is coupled to an object, the walker is limited in its movement relative to the object by the armature. The second end region of the armature includes attachment structure that couples the armature to the object. The armature preferably includes multiple sections that telescope relative to one another to provide the armature with its adjustable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dooli Products, LLC
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • Patent number: 10525364
    Abstract: Provided herein is a ride system. The ride system includes a ride vehicle configured to move along a ride path at a first speed in a forward direction. Furthermore, the ride system includes a display system proximate the ride path, such that the display system displays imagery of an object moving at a second speed and away from the forward direction, and such that the second speed is based on a position of the ride vehicle, the first speed of the ride vehicle, or a combination thereof. The ride system also includes a control system that includes a processor and a memory device communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory devices stores instructions that cause the processor to provide a first control signal to cause the display system to change the second speed of the imagery based on the position of the ride vehicle, the first speed of the ride vehicle, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventor: Richard Delos Bluhm
  • Patent number: 10525365
    Abstract: A spinning top toy used for battle games in which the spinning top toy collides with an opponent spinning top toy includes a shaft part, a body, and first and second gripping members. The body is configured on the shaft part. The first and second gripping members are configured on at least a part of an outer periphery of the body. One of the first and second gripping members is urged to the other of the first and second gripping members to have a first distance therebetween. The first and second gripping members are separated to have a second distance therebetween when the shaft part is rotated. The first distance is smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10517409
    Abstract: The baby rocker may be adapted to safely support an infant in a prone position and to rock and gyrate the infant while the infant is in the prone position. A sturdy base may support a platform via a gyrator on the bottom of the platform. The platform may be padded for comfort. The platform may provide two side walls to prevent the infant from rolling off of the platform in addition to a harness, belt, and rest straps top restrain the infant. The platform may provide a pair of leg holes that the infants legs may pass through. Leg hole coverings may be provided to cover the leg holes if a solid platform surface is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: John Shoup, Josiah Wilfong
  • Patent number: 10518134
    Abstract: A pogo stick (100) comprising a frame (102); an elongate member (104) in sprung connection with the frame, for reciprocating motion between the elongate member and the frame; a liquid container (110) arranged, in use, to contain a liquid; and firing apparatus (108) arranged to utilise the reciprocating motion between the elongate member (104) and the frame (102) to expel the liquid in the liquid container (110) from the pogo stick (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce O'Brien, Alan Eady, Graham Mitson
  • Patent number: 10518187
    Abstract: A lighter-than-air toy drone assembly that stays aloft using a balloon that is filled with a lighter-than-air gas. The balloon is inflated and deflated with the gas through a remote control vent valve. A ballast chamber can be provided that is filled with and drained of ballast through a purge valve. Controlled flight is achieved by selectively controlling motorized propellers, the vent valve and the optional purge valve. The motorized propeller provides horizontal movement. The purge valve and the vent valve change the buoyancy of the drone assembly and therefore control vertical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Zima
  • Patent number: 10513862
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for simulating immersion in a confection may comprise a container, a plurality of fanciful elements removably positioned within the container, and one or more structural elements attached to the container. In some embodiments, the present invention may further comprise a platform that may be configured to support one or more surfaces of the container. In some embodiments, the fanciful elements may be synthetic multicolored sprinkles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Maryellis Bunn
  • Patent number: 10507377
    Abstract: Rate of deceleration is an important factor in determining the severity of injuries possibly sustained when participants collide with a wall assembly while playing, for example, ice hockey. Decreasing the rate of deceleration of the participant during such a collision with a wall assembly, by extending the distance over which a participant decelerates, is a key factor in reducing head and spinal injuries. The present disclosure provides apparatuses for decreasing the rate of deceleration by providing a wall assembly having a moveable piece that includes a first position and a plurality of second positions with a bias of the moveable piece to the first position. The movable wall assembly can move independently of a support frame, thereby further decreasing the rate of deceleration of a participant in a collision. The movable wall assembly can be supported on a base and slidable with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dean L. Sicking
  • Patent number: 10507396
    Abstract: An amusement device for ascending, backwards rushing and falling includes a lifting tower, the lower part of the lifting tower having an entry section and the upper part having a lifting slide-out section, an amusement ship entering the lifting tower by the bow through the entry section and then leaving the lifting tower by the stern through the lifting slide-out section in the same direction, and the entry section and the lifting slide-out section being in the same direction; and a descending tower, the upper part of the descending tower having a descending entry section and the lower part having a descending slide-out section, the amusement ship entering the descending tower through the descending entry section and then leaving the descending tower through the descending slide-out section in the same direction, and the descending entry section and the descending slide-out section being in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GOLDEN HORSE TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiwang Liu, Xiongwei Liang, Yingqiang Liu, Peixun Peng, Pinlun Huang
  • Patent number: 10507394
    Abstract: A children's entertainment device with a water slide is provided, including: a water slide having a first chamber; and a first water spray pipe provided with a plurality of first water spray holes; wherein the water slide includes an upper sheet and a lower sheet, an edge of the upper sheet and an edge of the lower sheet are jointed to form the first chamber for containing water or air, the edge joint of the upper sheet and the lower sheet defines an outer boundary of the water slide, there is no connection of the upper sheet and the lower sheet within the outer boundary so as to form a flat and smooth surface of the upper sheet for sliding; and the first water spray pipe is connected with the edge joint of the upper sheet and the lower sheet or disposed on the upper sheet of the water slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BESTWAY INFLATABLES & MATERIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Shuiyong Huang
  • Patent number: 10507401
    Abstract: The present invention provides a building piece toy including a first container comprising a first cavity with a first opening, a second container comprising a second cavity with a second opening, and a flexible belt connecting said two containers. The container is tapered monotonously in all dimensions from the opening to the rest of the container's body. Many of the building pieces are interlockable to each other, so a player can create toys with a shape of human, animal, or plant such as lobster, butterfly, peacock and chicken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kun Yuan Tong, John Tong
  • Patent number: 10500520
    Abstract: The present invention is a bubble, fog, haze, and fog-filled bubble machine. In particular, the present invention is directed to a single unit machine that can produce bubbles, fog, fog-filled bubbles or haze. The machine preferably comprises a housing having a front portal, a bubble section, a fog section, and a control interface, where the housing is connected to a power source. The bubble section is located behind the front portal and has a bubble wand motor attached to a rotatable wheel with a number of bubble wands. The bubble wands pass through a bubble fluid reservoir. The fog section is located behind the bubble section and comprises a fog outlet in front of a fan, where the fog outlet is connected to a fog heater core and a fog pump is in turn connected to a fog fluid reservoir. The control interface controls the selection of effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Adam G Pogue, Christopher E Markgraf
  • Patent number: 10500508
    Abstract: A slide feature for an amusement ride adapted to carry a rider or ride vehicle sliding thereon, and a water slide comprising said slide feature are provided. The slide feature has an inrun permitting ingress of the rider or ride vehicle, an outrun permitting egress, and a sliding surface in communication with the inrun and the outrun. The sliding surface may comprise a surface substantially in the shape of a sector of a closed curve and/or may be substantially planar. The slide feature may also include an outer lip and provide that the rider or ride vehicle, at least partially urged by gravity, slides along the sliding surface from the inrun to the out run in an arcuate path at least partially bounded by the outer lip. The sliding surface may be oriented so an elevation of the rider or ride vehicle increases then decreases along the arcuate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PROSLIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Richard D. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10493368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ride system that can include static and/or interactive elements and is arranged for high passenger throughput with additional dimensions. To this end, an amusement ride is provided for amusement of groups of visitors of an amusement park or the like, the amusement ride including a platform, divided into multiple segments. The segments are arranged to facilitate the groups of visitors mutually shielded from each other; and interactive objects, divided circumferentially around the platform are provided, for interaction of the groups of visitors with the interactive objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LAGOTRONICS PROJECTS B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Gertruda Beumers, Jacobus Josephus Adrianus Groen In 'T Wout
  • Patent number: 10494771
    Abstract: A building system comprising a combination of precast or prefabricated structural elements to serve as skate parks, swimming pools, or community gathering places; and to provide refuge such as tornado shelters. Precast or pre-manufactured modular cells have an open bottom, a first and second side wall, a rear wall, and a functional top surface. The functional top surfaces of the modules include an inclined or curved surface. When combined, the top surfaces form useful areas such as a skate park, swimming pool, or amphitheater seating. Sleeves, keys, and other features facilitate the assembly of the modules. A cast slab may be poured after assembly; or the modules may be secured to a slab. Example modules include a Flat Ramp Block, a Circular Ramp Block, and a Circular Bowl Block, a stair block, and a ledge block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: David W. Powell
  • Patent number: 10493367
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus and method to convey an object through the air in a controlled and repeatable manner. The apparatus may comprise an object attached to at least one resilient member, the resilient member or members constraining object movement in a substantially vertical y-axis direction. The apparatus may also comprise at least one support member coupled to the at least one resilient member, and the support member or members constrain object movement in a substantially horizontal x-axis direction. In use, the resilient member is energised, movement initiated, and object movement then occurs in an x-axis and a y-axis direction, the movement path substantially governed by the resilient member(s) and the support member(s). The apparatus and method may allow the object to experience a variety of movement sensations, one being the feeling of flight or gliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bungy New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Henry Van Asch, David Mitchell, Tim Porter, Geoff Wilson, Kevin Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 10486073
    Abstract: A radially oriented theme park attempts to minimize distances between attractions for many embodiments while providing a central ingress/egress location through a hub which is preferably accessed by a limited access path from outside an outer perimeter of the park.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 10486072
    Abstract: An amusement device attached to a flat bed surface of a flatbed truck. A subfloor is hingedly attached to one end of the flat bed. A mechanical assembly such as a telescoping hydraulic rod can be extended or retracted by an operator to change the angle of the subfloor. A plurality of flat panels unfold to form a circularly shaped main floor. The floor includes a central shaft that can be activated to cause the floor to rotate. People holding carriages are round in plan view and have castor support wheels cause the carriage to slide around on the circular shaped floor as the floor both rotates and is tilted at an angle. The centrifugal force of the rotation causes the carriages to be flung outwards where the are retained by a scalloped perimeter wall attached to the circular floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Conrad Blumhagen