Patents by Inventor Greg Leong

Greg Leong has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190382610
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a composition including reflective particles and a kit that includes the composition. In embodiments, the composition includes a synthetic polymer, modeling compound, and reflective particles. In some embodiments, the kit includes the composition and a surface or object to which the composition may be applied. Embodiments herein further disclose a crush-resistant container for storage of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matt Durant, Keith John Allison, Alexandra Catherine Looney, Joseph Thomas Moll, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong, Jim McCafferty
  • Patent number: 9956491
    Abstract: A mobile toy and a stunt figure attachable with the mobile toy are described. In a desired aspect, the mobile toy is a skateboard-shaped toy having a skateboard deck with a flywheel positioned within the skateboard deck. The stunt figure is detachably attachable with the skateboard-shaped toy through snap-fit connection mechanisms on the skateboard-shaped toy. In a desired aspect, the stunt figure comprises at least one appendage and the stunt figure is attached with the skateboard-shaped toy through at least one appendage. The stunt figure can be formed in a variety of shapes to alter the form and center of gravity of the toy to provide for a variety of stunts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: JAKKS PACIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Dominic Laurienzo, Michael Bernstein, Gabriel Carlson, Greg Leong, Steven Douglas DeLacy
  • Publication number: 20180066641
    Abstract: An inflatable toy pellet can include a body. The body can be configured to be selectively punctured by a needle. The body can be sized and shaped so as to be grasped by an inflation device when punctured by the needle so as to expand the body from a first configuration to a second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Steve Delacy
  • Publication number: 20170266573
    Abstract: A mobile toy and a stunt figure attachable with the mobile toy are described. In a desired aspect, the mobile toy is a skateboard-shaped toy having a skateboard deck with a flywheel positioned within the skateboard deck. The stunt figure is detachably attachable with the skateboard-shaped toy through snap-fit connection mechanisms on the skateboard-shaped toy. In a desired aspect, the stunt figure comprises at least one appendage and the stunt figure is attached with the skateboard-shaped toy through at least one appendage. The stunt figure can be formed in a variety of shapes to alter the form and center of gravity of the toy to provide for a variety of stunts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Dominic Laurienzo, Michael Bernstein, Gabriel Carlson, Greg Leong, Steve DeLacy
  • Patent number: 9526998
    Abstract: A perpetual spinning toy is described. The spinning toy includes a body component and a motor housed within the body component. A power source is housed within the body component and electrically connected with the motor. Finally, a spinning wheel is connected with the motor. Thus, when the motor is activated, the motor spins the spinning wheel, thereby causing the toy to spin. The toy also includes an impact trigger and stop mechanism, both of which are connected with the body component. The stop mechanism is also operably connected with the impact trigger. The stop mechanism includes a latch that is connected with the impact trigger and a plurality of spring-loaded wings that are pivotally connected with the body component, such that upon impacting the impact trigger, the wings are released from the catch, causing them to swing outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Hudson, Dominic Laurienzo, Jared Wolfson, Jeremy Padawer, Dennis Lee Chi Wai, Timmy Tsui Ka Tim, Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Steven Douglas DeLacy
  • Publication number: 20160355957
    Abstract: A method of play and kits and systems for creating play patterns related to making and decorating objects with pom poms are provided. The methods and kits may include a pellet that includes a plurality of threads of fiber of substantially the same length arranged in parallel along their transverse lengths, wherein the threads of fiber are arranged such that at least one end of each fiber lies in a plane to form a plane of fiber ends and wherein the pellet further comprises a container that surrounds the transverse lengths of the plurality of fibers and is open at one end exposing the plane of fiber ends. The pellet is coupled to an adhesive segment at the plane of fiber ends. The adhesive segment including the pellet is then coupled to an object. Finally, the container is removed from the pellet to form a pom pom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: JAMES McCAFFERTY, STEVEN DELACY, GREG LEONG
  • Publication number: 20160176218
    Abstract: A generally rectangular housing having a substantially thicker dimension than conventional playing cards has its thickness obscured by the use of angled facets along the upper and lower portions of each surrounding edge. The top portion of the playing card defines a rotating panel which is rotatably movable within the surrounding housing between alternate positions separated by one hundred eighty degrees. A spring and lock mechanism allows the rotating panel to be rotated against the spring force to a first position and locked in that first position. With the rotating panel in its first position, the exposed top surface of the panel is generally coextensive with the upper surface of the housing causing the apparatus to appear to be a planar trading card. The undersurface of the rotating panel supports a collapsed three-dimensional figure. The figure itself comprises a plurality of spring biased joints which are latched in their compacted position against the spring forces within the joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong
  • Patent number: 9282439
    Abstract: In systems and methods of managing push-to-talk registration of a wireless device, a network attachment request is received from a wireless device in a first geographic service area, a service plan identifier associated with the wireless device is received, and based on the service plan identifier a domain name node network address is provided to the wireless device. A network address of a push-to-talk application node associated with a second geographic service area is determined based on the domain name node network address. The wireless device is then registered in the first geographic service area with the push-to-talk application node associated with the second geographic service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jing Qu, Stephanie Teng-Ossman, Thomas Riedel, Greg Leong
  • Patent number: 9120025
    Abstract: A rotatable core is described. The core includes a cylindrically-shaped housing having an indentation area. The indentation area is formed to guide a user where to place their finger for launching, such that by pressing down on the indentation area, the core is forced against a ground surface, which causes it to spin away from the user. Additionally, the core includes a housing with a cavity therein for receiving the object. A release mechanism is attached with the housing. The release mechanism includes a connector for connecting with a corresponding connector on the object and an expelling mechanism for expelling the object. Upon activation of the release mechanism, the connector releases the object and the expelling mechanism forces the object from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Hudson, Dominic Laurienzo, Jared Wolfson, Jeremy Padawer, Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Steven Douglas DeLacy, Dennis Lee Chi Wai, Timmy Tsui Ka Tim
  • Patent number: 8974264
    Abstract: A figurine launcher is described. The figurine launcher includes at least two shell components. The shell components are hingedly attached with one another to move between an open position and a closed position. An open mechanism is attached with at least one of the shell components and is adapted to allow a user to selectively separate the shell components when in the closed position. A launch positioning mechanism is attached with at least one of the shell components. The launch positioning mechanism is adapted to engage with a figurine and conceal the figurine within the housing when the shell components are in a closed position. Alternatively, when the shell components are in an open position, the launch positioning mechanism is adapted to move the figurine into a launch position. When in the launch position, the user can compress the shell components to force the figurine from the launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Dominic Laurienzo, Rip Lopusnak
  • Patent number: 8973627
    Abstract: The invention is a modular pop-up purse shell, with an optional insert, wherein a rectangular swatch of material is removably attached to the purse shell to create a customized purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Julie Pynes, Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Patent number: 8904966
    Abstract: Provided is an edible chew toy including a first toy member and a second toy member configured to be moveably engaged with each other. The first and second toy members may be configured to pivot and/or translate relative to each other to captivate a pet. In this regard, the toy members may move relative to each other as the pet gnaws on the toy, swipes at the toy with his paws, or lifts the toy in a manner to cause gravitational movement. The chew toy may be formed from 100% consumable material to allow the pet to easily digest the chew toy as it is chewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Precision Pet Products
    Inventors: Kevin L. Kolozsvari, Greg Leong, Jim McCafferty, Robert Guthrie
  • Patent number: 8851954
    Abstract: This invention is a yo-yo with a non-spinning and externally accessible, independently rotating axle that functions as an accessory attachment system to which stunt attachments can be attached. Also described are a variety of possible trick and stunt accessories. Further disclosed is a bead, which surrounds the yo-yo string, such that recoil of the yo-yo is controlled through engagement with the internal wall of the rotating disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Patent number: 8689480
    Abstract: A collapsing trap is described. The collapsing trap includes a base and a plurality of surrounding panels pivotally attached with the base. An outer panel is attached with one of the surrounding panels. A locking mechanism is attached with the surrounding panels to selectively hold the panels in an open configuration. A trigger is operably connected with the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a locking pivot that is attached with the base and connected with the trigger. The locking pivot is adapted to rotate and lock onto each of the surrounding panels to hold the surrounding panels in an open and substantially planar configuration. When the locking pivot is activated by the trigger, the locking pivot rotates to release the surrounding panels and cause the surrounding panels (and outer panel) to collapse up and around the base to trap the item therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Richard Ferrin, Steven Douglas DeLacy
  • Publication number: 20140045404
    Abstract: This invention is a yo-yo with a non-spinning and externally accessible, independently rotating axle that functions as an accessory attachment system to which stunt attachments can be attached. Also described are a variety of possible trick and stunt accessories. Further disclosed is a bead, which surrounds the yo-yo string, such that recoil of the yo-yo is controlled through engagement with the internal wall of the rotating disks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Publication number: 20130263836
    Abstract: A figurine launcher is described. The figurine launcher includes at least two shell components. The shell components are hingedly attached with one another to move between an open position and a closed position. An open mechanism is attached with at least one of the shell components and is adapted to allow a user to selectively separate the shell components when in the closed position. A launch positioning mechanism is attached with at least one of the shell components. The launch positioning mechanism is adapted to engage with a figurine and conceal the figurine within the housing when the shell components are in a closed position. Alternatively, when the shell components are in an open position, the launch positioning mechanism is adapted to move the figurine into a launch position. When in the launch position, the user can compress the shell components to force the figurine from the launcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Dominic Laurienzo, Rip Lopusnak
  • Publication number: 20130167427
    Abstract: A collapsing trap is described. The collapsing trap includes a base and a plurality of surrounding panels pivotally attached with the base. An outer panel is attached with one of the surrounding panels. A locking mechanism is attached with the surrounding panels to selectively hold the panels in an open configuration. A trigger is operably connected with the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a locking pivot that is attached with the base and connected with the trigger. The locking pivot is adapted to rotate and lock onto each of the surrounding panels to hold the surrounding panels in an open and substantially planar configuration. When the locking pivot is activated by the trigger, the locking pivot rotates to release the surrounding panels and cause the surrounding panels (and outer panel) to collapse up and around the base to trap the item therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Richard Ferrin, Steven Douglas DeLacy
  • Publication number: 20130068356
    Abstract: The invention is a modular pop-up purse shell, with an optional insert, wherein a rectangular swatch of material is removably attached to the purse shell to create a customized purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Julie Pynes, Jim McCafferty, Steve Delacy, Greg Leong
  • Publication number: 20120145090
    Abstract: Provided is an edible chew toy including a first toy member and a second toy member configured to be moveably engaged with each other. The first and second toy members may be configured to pivot and/or translate relative to each other to captivate a pet. In this regard, the toy members may move relative to each other as the pet gnaws on the toy, swipes at the toy with his paws, or lifts the toy in a manner to cause gravitational movement. The chew toy may be formed from 100% consumable material to allow the pet to easily digest the chew toy as it is chewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin L. Kolozsvari, Greg Leong, Jim McCafferty, Robert Guthrie
  • Publication number: 20120058706
    Abstract: A rotatable core is described. The core includes a cylindrically-shaped housing having an indentation area. The indentation area is formed to guide a user where to place their finger for launching, such that by pressing down on the indentation area, the core is forced against a ground surface, which causes it to spin away from the user. Additionally, the core includes a housing with a cavity therein for receiving the object. A release mechanism is attached with the housing. The release mechanism includes a connector for connecting with a corresponding connector on the object and an expelling mechanism for expelling the object. Upon activation of the release mechanism, the connector releases the object and the expelling mechanism forces the object from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Hudson, Dominic Laurienzo, Jared Wolfson, Jeremy Padawer, Jim McCafferty, Greg Leong, Steven Douglas DeLacy, Dennis Lee Chi Wai, Timmy Tsui Ka Tim