Patents Examined by Matthew B Stanczak
  • Patent number: 12011640
    Abstract: A self-balancing golf club with rearward lean. The self-balancing golf putter includes a club head. The club head includes a clubface configured to make contact with a golf ball. The self-balancing golf putter also includes a shaft attached to the club head. The shaft includes a center axis, wherein the center axis converges with a balance point configured to make the club face seek square when making contact with the golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: L.A.B. Golf Company LLC
    Inventors: Bill Presse, IV, Scott Sulprizio
  • Patent number: 11992778
    Abstract: A dedicated midair balloon-popping game apparatus is used by attaching to a drone that can be remotely controlled. The midair balloon-popping game apparatus includes: a container, which includes an attachment portion for attachment to the drone, and is capable of accommodating a balloon in an inflated state; a pressed portion which is provided on an outer side of the container; a balloon-popping member which acts to pop the balloon inside the container when the pressed portion is pressed; and a pressing portion configured to collide with a pressed portion of a midair balloon-popping game apparatus of another player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Yukio Kanomata
  • Patent number: 11980825
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide an apparatus and methods for assisting individuals in controlling respiratory rates. For example, a respiratory regulation apparatus is provided in the form of a plush animal toy that operates components to simulate the breathing rate of anxious individuals. The apparatus may include actuators that are controlled by a slotted cam that is dynamically rotated at varying speeds in a determined rotational direction. The actuators move inward and outward in relative directions to move a torso of the plush animal toy to simulate breathing. In certain aspects, actuators may expand outward while at the same time another actuator contracts inward to cause the torso to simulate realistic breathing movements. A processor controls the speed of the cam such that the simulated breathing of the animal toy apparatus can be reduced at a controlled rate to assist an individual in reducing their breathing rate to a calmer state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: RIPPLE EFFECTS, INC.
    Inventors: Alice Ray, Leif Askeland, Richard J. Maddocks, Stephen B. Lewis, Shelley Smith, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian White
  • Patent number: 11964216
    Abstract: A surface grid panel assembly includes a grid panel and a plurality of attachment studs formed thereon. The grid panel includes a plurality of first and second grid members intersecting with each other. The attachment studs are spacedly protruded from top surfaces of the first and second grid members of the grid panel, wherein one or more attachment elements are adapted for detachably coupling with the attachment studs to couple the attachment elements on the grid panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Xudong Feng
  • Patent number: 11964215
    Abstract: A toy vehicle track system of the present application includes electrical connections between the track pieces that allow a central hub, referred to herein as a “portal piece,” to communicate with any track pieces included in the track system. In order to ensure that the portal piece can quickly and accurately identify track configurations that are built, the toy vehicle track system implements a communications protocol that supports communications between any two pieces of track. Based on these communications, the portal piece can determine an orientation, a track type, and a position of any track pieces attached, whether directly or indirectly, to the portal piece. The portal piece can then transmit this information to an electronic device executing an application associated with the track system to allow for digital play on a digital version of the track configuration (among other digital play modes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Lynn Kelliher, Christopher D. Cimerman, Gerry Cody, Stephen C. Hallaian, Adam Miller, Jebraeil Samo
  • Patent number: 11951361
    Abstract: A toy ball which emits sounds as it is rolled and including a ball body and a plurality of mechanically-operated sound producing tubes carried within the ball body, each sound producing tube including a sound-producing device which moves by the force of gravity, and each sound producing tube lying along a longitudinal axis, in which the axes are transverse to one another so that the sound producing devices emit sound when the ball is rolled along various axes. The ends of the sound-producing tubes are held by sleeves that are molded as integral parts of the ball body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HandsOn Toys, Inc.
    Inventors: Rustam Booz, Andrew Farrar
  • Patent number: 11938387
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion surrounding and extending rearwards from the striking face, a damping element including a front surface and a rear surface, the rear surface of the damping element opposite the front surface of the damping element, wherein the striking face comprises a first portion having a substantially constant thickness, wherein the front surface of the damping element comprises a geometric center, wherein the striking face comprises a second portion, the second portion of the striking face located heelward of the center face plane, the second portion of the striking face having a thickness which tapers from a maximum thickness at a thick end of the second portion to a minimum thickness at a thin end of the second portion, wherein the thick end is located toeward of the thin end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Gentry Ferguson, Kyle A. Carr, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Patent number: 11938413
    Abstract: A scented toy includes a three-dimensional body having a portable, squishy, micro-porous core impregnated with a plurality of fragrances as well as a muffin-shaped profile, a fruit-attachment impregnated with a first fragrance of the plurality of fragrances, an ear-attachment impregnated with a second fragrance of the plurality of fragrances, a face section communicatively coupled to the core and connected to the fruit-attachment and the ear-attachment wherein the face section is configured to emit a third fragrance when squeezed. The third fragrance is a mixture of the first fragrance and the second fragrance. Each of the fruit-attachment, the ear-attachment, and the face section is deformably resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Nina Minsky, Jonathan Contreras
  • Patent number: 11925878
    Abstract: An illuminating bubble producing toy with an attachable inflatable balloon. The toy includes a housing with two ends, wherein the housing contains the electronic components of the toy. A bubble solution reservoir is connectable to the first end of the housing and a hollow shaft is connected to the second end. The balloon attaches around the hollow shaft. A drive shaft is fixed within the hollow shaft, with one end connected to the motor and the second end containing a wiper. A nozzle is secured within the second end of the hollow shaft and the wiper rotates around the inside of the nozzle. A tubular channel has a first end submerged within the solution reservoir and a second end connected to the nozzle. A printed circuit board is secured around a base of the hollow shaft and electrically connected to the power source and various LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: LIGHTUPTOYS.COM LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Kelly, Christopher D. Kelly, Max Armendariz Lalama
  • Patent number: 11918931
    Abstract: A device that creates micro or small-sized bubbles that resemble snow. The microbubble-producing device includes a shaft with a microbubble-producing solution reservoir connected to one end and a housing connected to a second end. The housing contains a motor, a pump, and an air-producing device, which are electrically connected to a power source. An air duct is connected on one end to the air-producing device and another end to a microbubble emitter. The emitter is hollow and includes an exterior wall. Secured to an inner surface of the wall is a shelf, which contains at least one orifice. A microbubble-producing solution input channel is a tubular structure with a first end submerged within the microbubble-producing solution reservoir and a second end connected to the shelf through the wall of the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: LIGHTUPTOYS.COM LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Kelly, Christopher D. Kelly, Max Armendariz Lalama
  • Patent number: 11918867
    Abstract: A co-forged iron type golf club is disclosed. More specifically, the present invention discloses a co-forged iron type golf club with the body portion made out of a first material and at least one weight adjustment portion monolithically encased within the body portion of the co-forged iron type golf club head without the need for secondary attachment or machining operations. The present invention also includes a combination internal cavities and weight adjustment portions that improve the inertial and performance attributes of the iron type golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Doug M. Takehara, Richard L Cleghorn
  • Patent number: 11918932
    Abstract: A toy lawnmower assembly includes a housing that has a variety of structural features molded into the housing such that the housing has the ornamental appearance of a push type lawn mower. A plurality of wheels is rotatably coupled to the housing for rolling along a support surface. A drive unit is movably integrated into the housing and the drive unit is in mechanical communication with at least one of the wheels. The drive unit is rotated when the at least one wheel is rotated. A trimming unit is coupled to the drive unit and the trimming unit is rotated when the drive unit is rotated. Furthermore, the trimming unit is directed downwardly on the housing to trim the lawn when the housing is pushed along the lawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Anthony Marlor
  • Patent number: 11904254
    Abstract: A system and method for magnetic building block toys that provide free rotation in any direction creating a higher freedom of movement and design whereby when assembled, the building blocks create effects only typically seen in digital environments such as computer aided designs or video game, whereby due to utilizing magnets for these connections, the base play area is no longer restricted to a flat horizontal playing area such as the table or the ground and instead a piece of ferromagnetic material including an iron plate may be utilized as a design area allowing for greater flexibility for creativity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Aaron August Hart
  • Patent number: 11873135
    Abstract: The Invention is a collection of snap, knob and other interfaces on basic shapes comprised of cubes, boxes and cups (cylinders) that fit together in versatile ways to empower builders with compact pieces. The basic shapes can fit into themselves a variety of different ways to make their constructions stronger, to make them store in a more compact and strong manner, or to occupy more space or hold food or liquids. The snaps, knobs and hooks, and the basic shapes of the pieces themselves, are all designed to maximize versatile utility that can be made with flexible pieces (like rubber or flexible plastic), rigid materials (like ceramics, cast iron or glass), and combinations of flexible and rigid materials. The combinations can also be made at different strengths because the hardness of the interfaces can be adjusted to have a secure fit, a loose fit, or a moderately strong fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Jonathan Hendrik Van Ee
  • Patent number: 11865472
    Abstract: A toy comprising a frame and an inverting toy. In some embodiments, the inverting toy includes an invertible shell having a first surface and a second surface, the invertible shell configured to protrude outward in a first direction with respect to the frame until a depressing force on the first surface or the second surface in a second direction causes the shell to invert and protrude in the second direction with respect to the frame, wherein the first direction and the second direction are substantially opposite, an edge member formed at an edge of the invertible shell and configured to secure the invertible shell to the frame, and a pulling member formed on and protruding outward from the first surface of the invertible shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: FAT BRAIN TOY CO., LLC
    Inventors: Adam Carson, Mark Carson
  • Patent number: 11857889
    Abstract: A set of magnetic spinning toy blocks can include eight magnetic spinning toy blocks, and each of the magnetic spinning toy blocks can have a similar structure. The magnetic spinning toy block includes a frame having a frame opening. The frame has magnet retainers formed as chambers in the frame at a periphery of the frame. Magnets are mounted within the magnet retainers, and the magnets include a pair of upper magnets which include an right upper magnet and a left upper magnet. The magnets include pair of lower magnets which include a right lower magnet and a left lower magnet. The frame holds a rotating panel and the rotating panel is mounted within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Howard Wang
  • Patent number: 11857848
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body, a solid portion, and a lattice structure. The body includes a topline, a sole, and an internal cavity arranged between the topline and the sole. The solid portion is arranged within the internal cavity and is fabricated from a solid material. The lattice structure is arranged within the internal cavity and is formed layer by layer via an additive manufacturing process. The lattice structure defines a lattice volume and the solid portion defines a solid volume. An orientation of the lattice structure between the topline and the sole and a volume ratio between the lattice volume and the solid volume define a location of a center of gravity defined by the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryan L. Roach, Cameron J. Day, Bryce W. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 11857887
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a toy vehicle that includes a vehicle body, at least one motor and a plurality of wheels. The at least one motor is mounted to the vehicle body, and is sized to have a selected amount of torque. The plurality of wheels includes at least one driven wheel which includes at least one flip-over wheel which has an axis closer to one end of the vehicle than the other end. In an upright orientation the vehicle body extends above the plurality of wheels. The toy vehicle has a centre of gravity that is positioned, such that, application of torque from the at least one motor causes the vehicle body to drive rotation of the vehicle body about the axis of rotation from an inverted orientation over to the upright orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: Spin Master Ltd., Bbx Design Group Inc
    Inventors: Lee Gamble, Chaitanya Dogra, Jason C Lee
  • Patent number: 11839830
    Abstract: A foam maker has a bucket and a lid. The bucket has an outlet port provided in one of its walls, and a delivery tube connected to the outlet port. The lid includes a lid base and a lid top. The lid base has a frame and a compartment that receives a fan, a motor coupled to the fan, and a fluid inlet port through which foam solution and water can be introduced. The lid top has a water/foam inlet opening that is aligned with the fluid inlet port, and an air inlet port that is positioned adjacent the fan. An air tube is disposed inside the bucket, and has a first end connected to the lid base and communicating with the fan, and an opposite second end having an open distal end that is immersed inside foam solution. The air tube further includes an air chamber positioned adjacent the open distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Stallion Sport Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Lin, Hon Chiu Chan, Ping Wai Lee
  • Patent number: 11839795
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a golf ball having excellent durability and flight distance and good shot feeling for an average golfer who hits a golf ball at a slow head speed. The present disclosure provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least two cover layers covering the spherical core, wherein a difference between a core surface crosslinking density and a core center crosslinking density is more than 1.0×102 mol/m3 and less than 9.0×102 mol/m3, a hardness difference between a core surface hardness Cs (Shore C hardness) and a core center hardness Co (Shore C hardness) is 13.0 or more and 30.0 or less, a compression deformation amount of the core when applying a load from an initial load of 98 N to a final load of 1275 N to the core is less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Sajima, Daijiro Kojima, Hikaru Nagakura