Patents Examined by Urszula M. Cegielnik
  • Patent number: 10427060
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a decorative attachment system for a syringe according to various aspects of the present technology include a figurine and a clip used to connect the figurine to a syringe during use. The clip is configured to be securely attached to the figurine on one end and receive and hold the syringe on a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GDI Day Three, LLC
    Inventor: Chase Corwin
  • Patent number: 10413837
    Abstract: A system of strongly coupled multiple Yo-Yos in series is disclosed in which very string that connects the successive Yo-Yos may be wrapped around Yo-Yos respective axles and therefore can be wound or unwound on both ends at the same time. Accordingly, both ends of the strings and their respective Yo-Yos may move with different speeds and accelerations. Yo-Yos in the system have a modular structure. The system also can be constructed with modular pieces to provide different operating modes when is set in motion. In embodiments, the Yo-Yos may be connected via the return strings. To ensure the Yo-Yo sides remain with equal length during the operation, a regulating mechanism is provided, and a regulating ring to keep the two sides of the return string in proximity, and assuring a long operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Kristi Pance
  • Patent number: 10376804
    Abstract: A magnetic positioning light-emitting toy block includes a body, a light source mounted in the body, and an electrical conduction mechanism mounted in the body and including magnetic conducting columns extended out of one side of the body and electrically connected to the light sources and conducting plates extended out of an opposite side of the body and electrically connected to the light source. Thus, when inserting the magnetic conducting columns of one magnetic positioning light-emitting toy block into the body of another magnetic positioning light-emitting toy block, the magnetic conducting columns of one magnetic positioning light-emitting toy block are secured to the conducting plates of the other magnetic positioning light-emitting toy block by magnetic attraction and simultaneously electrically connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Shao-Chun Lu
  • Patent number: 10376802
    Abstract: The invention is Sinkable Toy Warships, in particular, remotely controlled toy boats that can shoot water, be shot at by other boats, retain water that hits them directly, continue to be operational after being hit, sink when a predetermined volume of water has been absorbed, remain near the surface where it can be located and can be recovered after being submerged with no ill-effects to the electric and electronic components on board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Elie Atalla
  • Patent number: 10307684
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a transformable toy car, the driving of which can be controlled from a remote location and which transforms from a car shape into an arbitrary second shape, thereby exposing the lower surface of an attached card when an arbitrary card is attached to the car while the car is traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Shin-Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10293267
    Abstract: A support structure for a toy character including a base, an expandable housing, a cap assembly, and at least one appendage is provided. The cap assembly includes at least two straps and a band for securing the cap assembly to the expandable housing. The at least one appendage extends from the cap assembly and includes a puncture surface. A rotation mechanism may be mounted to the base and have a receiving aperture sized to receive a portion of the expandable housing and include a lever to direct rotation of the rotation mechanism. The rotation mechanism may further include a rotation member having one or more hooks located adjacent the receiving aperture for securing the expandable housing thereto. The rotation member may be removeable from the base to provide access to the one or more hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rehco, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rehkemper, Adam Gelder
  • Patent number: 10258896
    Abstract: A building system includes a plurality of building tiles and/or connecters that are magnetically and releasably connectable to one another. The magnetic building tiles are comprised of a tile frame and a tile panel. The tile frame, by one approach, is comprised of two connectable frame portions or elements having magnets embedded therein. The first frame element and the second frame element are connectable to one another through a snap, clip, or another similar connection mechanism. The first and second frame elements are connectable around or into the tile panel, which is removable from the magnetic building tile. The tile panel or the tile frame has a channel into which the other of the tile panel or tile frame extends to secure the two pieces together. In another approach, the tile frame is a single element and the tile panel may snap or attach thereto, such as, for example, through fasteners or friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Box Tiles LLC
    Inventors: Noah J. Ornstein, Joseph M. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10172344
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for a game call having an open frame and notch above a diaphragm. The game call includes a first frame having a top side and a bottom side, an exterior periphery and an interior periphery, and a longitudinal axis. A flexible diaphragm disposed in the first frame between the top side and the bottom side and across the interior periphery, the flexible diaphragm having side portions adjacent to the longitudinal axis and a central portion generally upon the longitudinal axis. An Open Arch Frame spans the interior periphery generally normal to the top side, the Open Arch Frame disposed above the flexible diaphragm and generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the arch frame having a central air passage notch section, and opposing leg sections. An associated method of use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: L. Wayne Carlton, Ron Myron Bean
  • Patent number: 10159905
    Abstract: A construction toy set with multiple construction elements, the construction elements having a generally wafer shaped element body with one or more internal receiver passages extending through the element body, the receiver passages having one or more receiver tracks extending laterally across the receiver passage, the element body having one or more element keys protruding laterally from the element body, element key dimensioning providing for insertion of an element key of a first construction element in a receiver track of a second construction element and for slidable mating of the element key of the first construction element with the receiver track of the second construction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Gracewood Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Matthews Bagley
  • Patent number: 10150044
    Abstract: There described a computerized yo-yo toy that uses an acceleration measuring device, a computation and control device, a communication device and entertaining devices to enhance the entertaining experience of playing with the computerized yo-yo toy. The acceleration measuring device measures the acceleration values of the computerized yo-yo toy. The computation and control device uses the measured acceleration values to generate control signals to control the entertaining devices such as a light display device, an audio play device and an auxiliary device for an enhanced entertaining experience. The entertaining devices may be latched to a latching base, which allows using different and new entertaining devices with the computerized yo-yo toy. The computation and control device may also use the measured acceleration values to generate control signals to control the motion of the computerized yo-yo toy, using an electric clutch device and an electric motor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Eyal Shlomot
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    Patent number: 10137380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a top generating a clear collision sound when the top collides with another top so as to make playing with a top more exciting, and having an improved fastening structure for a metal wheel on the top so as to allow the metal wheel to sufficiently vibrate when the top collides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Shin-Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10099152
    Abstract: A tie puppet assembly that removably attaches to a standard tie. The tie puppet is located on the reverse side of the outer tie panel. The puppet features including tubular fabric member, a face panel member and a working V shaped mouth, are designed to lay flat on the back of the tie panel until the user flips the tie panel around and puts his or her hand into the tubular member and fingers into the V shaped mouth assembly, thereby causing the surprise and delight of turning an ordinary neck tie into a moving, talking puppet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Mark C. Blumhagen
  • Patent number: 10099151
    Abstract: A spinning top assembly comprises a base generating magnetic attraction to magnetic responsive material. A face of the base is defined at a side of the base. The base is capable of turning to more than one orientation with respect to gravity. The spinning top assembly further comprises a top comprising a body made of magnetic responsive material. A shaft extends from the body to the face of the base so as to engage on the face of the base. The top spins on the face of the base via the shaft after the top is balanced on the base and is in a stable balanced spinning condition regardless orientation of the base being one of the more than one orientation thereof with respect to gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Owen S. G. Liang
  • Patent number: 10085440
    Abstract: A turkey call striker that may be adjusted by a hunter to change the length of the striker, and thus the pitch of the sound produced by the call, is provided. The striker is comprised of a handle, peg, thumbscrew, and threaded aperture. The peg is inserted into a bore through the center of the handle until it reaches the desired position, at which time the hunter inserts the thumbscrew into the threaded aperture to secure the peg to the handle. An added benefit of the adjustable turkey call striker is that is collapses to a small size for easy carry in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: R. Keith Williams
  • Patent number: 10080975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved spinning top toy capable of being movable while the top is spinning, and easily coupling a launcher for rotating and launching the top and a winder for providing the top with a rotational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jong-Ill Choi
  • Patent number: 10052564
    Abstract: A gyrating disc is disclosed having a circular and flat shape with an edge extending perpendicularly around its circumference. The gyrating disc has a weight on the interior or exterior of the edge, or between the center and the edge. When the gyrating disc is launched in a clockwise or counterclockwise manner, the disc achieves a gyrating flight, moving on its horizontal plane and stable at the vertical axis established in the center of the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DAB DESIGN LLC
    Inventor: Neil Barone
  • Patent number: 10004999
    Abstract: A connectable element comprising a center piece and a connecting piece. The center piece includes a connecting portion and at least one encircling groove The connecting piece includes an end portion and an eye in a portion. The end portion of the connecting piece is attached to the connecting portion of the center piece. The eye complementarily fits the encircling groove of an adjacent center piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Luna Loop AS
    Inventor: Anne Marit Aarstad
  • Patent number: 9993738
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a yoyo includes an axle, a first body and a second body coupled to the axle, and a string windable about the axle within a gap between the first body and the second body. The first body includes an outer rim and multiple propeller blades that extend inward from the outer rim toward the axle. The gap between the first body and the second body is smaller than three times a diameter of the string. A diameter of the axle is no larger than one sixth of the diameter of the first or second outer rim. An aggregate mass of the first and second outer rims is at least one quarter of an aggregate mass of the yoyo, string excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: YOYOdrone, LLC
    Inventor: John Taylor Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9981196
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating spin art comprised of a base assembly, spinning platform and upper assembly. The base assembly includes a central housing, and the upper assembly includes a circular paint wall surrounding a paint container column. The paint container column is positioned in the center of the spinning platform and made up of individual paint container modules that are configured to be stacked vertically on top of one another. The invention also includes a gear drive assembly that is driven by either a manually activated plunger or an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly Kurth, David Yakos, Kirk Turner
  • Patent number: 9962618
    Abstract: A reconfigurable toy vehicle is provided, the toy vehicle having: a first configuration and a second configuration; a main body portion, having a forward end, a rearward end and a pair of side members extending from the forward end to the rearward end; at least two telescopic wings attached to the main body portion; a retractable canopy movably secured to the main body portion, the retractable canopy being configured to cover a portion of the main body portion when the toy vehicle is in the second configuration; and a folding rear portion pivotally mounted to the main body portion, wherein movement of the folding rear portion causes the toy vehicle to transition between the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantine Evangelos Kafantaris, Pak Keung Chu