Patents by Inventor Harry Disko

Harry Disko 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).

  • Patent number: 4488373
    Abstract: A playset includes a series of pieces sequentially stackable on a hollow base and interconnected by a flexible tether. One end of the tether is secured to an end piece and the other, free end passes through the base and is connected to a tab. When a child pulls the tab the pieces are stacked on the base to form a tower. A plunger mounted on the outside of the base is depressable to move a lever mounted in the base upwardly to topple the stacked pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: David A. Glickson, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4471565
    Abstract: An articulated doll mounted on a ball which contains an internal eccentric weight appears to dance and play with the ball. The torso of the doll is pivotally connected to the outside surface of the doll and legs hingedly connected to the torso are biased in toward the ball surface. The doll's head is connected to the torso for limited rotational movement about an axis and the center of gravity of the doll's head is offset from the axis so that the head moves from side-to-side as the ball wobbles about on a playing surface. Arms flexibly connected at one end to the torso have hands at the other end that are connected to the ball by extending pins permitting pivotal movement of the doll with respect to the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Walter J. Wozniak, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4468029
    Abstract: A portable pneumatic action game for two opposing players has a base including a central raised hollow core supporting a playing surface and oppositely extending end sills. The playing surface has an array of separate elongated channels, each with an aperture at each end. A transparent cover extends over all of the channels. Slots in the cover permit insertion of a playing piece into each channel. Slidably mounted on each of the sills is a manual air pump and nozzle which can be moved by the player along one end of the channel array to selectively register the nozzle in pneumatic communication with the aperture of one channel to propel the playing piece toward the opposite end. An opening is provided in the bottom of each channel adjacent each end for the playing piece to drop down into the hollow central core for later tallying of the respective players' scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Wayne A. Kulesza, Henry Arias, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4466214
    Abstract: An impact responsive toy vehicle includes a vehicle housing mounted on a set of spaced wheels. An operator extending outwardly of the housing is actuated upon impact to release a spring biased pivotal lever arm arranged to extend downwardly of the lower surface of the vehicle. Upon actuation, the lever arm pivots downwardly against the supporting surface and pushes or pivots the vehicle, including one or more wheels, around one or more other wheels. The lever arm, which pivots generally around a horizontal axis, may be provided with a direction control member pivotally mounted on the lever arm for rotation around a generally vertical axis and arranged to initially contact the ground when the lever arm is actuated. By pivoting the member with respect to the lever arm, the direction in which the car pivots upon impact may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4459776
    Abstract: A motor driven wheeled toy is provided with a driven axle that swivels in a vertical plane transverse to the direction of movement of the vehicle. More than one of such driven axles, each swiveling independent of the other, may also be provided. The vehicle motor drives an elongated shaft that is transverse to the axle. Respective gears are carried by and rotate with the shaft and the axle for transmitting power between the shaft and the axle. A connector having substantially right angle plates is carried by the shaft for rotation around the axis of the shaft. The shaft fits through a bearing aperture in the end plate of the connector. The axle extends through an opening in the transverse side plate of the connector which permits the axle to rotate with respect to the connector and to swivel together with the connector around the axis of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Eugene Jaworski, Jeffrey D. Breslow, Tom K. Sakoda, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4448421
    Abstract: A board game device includes a playing board which defines a playing surface upon which a plurality of markers are arranged in a pattern. First and second distinguishable playing pieces are also locatable upon the playing surface at any of the locations at which a marker is locatable as well as upon unique additional playing positions. A chance selection device determines whether a player must utilize either the first or second playing piece in that turn and an additional chance selection devices determines the amount of movement undertaken by the selected playing piece. Movement of the first playing piece along the playing surface enables the player to collect the various markers along its path within the playing piece. This is accomplished by engaging the markers such that the markers are forced through a valved slot in one surface of the playing piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: John V. Zaruba, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4425735
    Abstract: A toy vehicle device includes a toy vehicle and a vehicle track in the form of a belt having a buckle that releasably retains the vehicle on an outwardly facing surface thereof. The buckle further includes a propulsion mechanism for propelling the vehicle from the buckle along the length of an upwardly facing surface of the belt. Thus, the belt may normally be worn around the waist of the user, with the vehicle secured to the buckle, so that the belt functions in a conventional manner to support the user's pants. When it is desired to use the belt as a toy, a belt end is detached from the buckle, the belt is removed from the user's waist, and the vehicle is actuated to move along the belt. The buckle further includes additional retainers for retaining the belt in various configurations to enhance the use of the belt as a track for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4422644
    Abstract: A board game apparatus includes a housing having a playing surface defined thereon. A plurality of spaced playing piece receiving apertures are arranged in a pattern on the playing surface. A playing piece support surface is arranged beneath the playing surface to support one or more playing pieces, sized to pass through the playing piece receiving apertures, within the apertures. A plurality of deflectable elements are arranged on the support surface, aligned beneath certain of the apertures, to allow a playing piece to be pushed through the support surface and the playing surface into the interior of the housing. The playing surface is rotatably mounted on the housing to enable the position of the apertures to be varied with respect to the position of the deflectable elements on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Edward T. Holahan, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4360988
    Abstract: A toy assembly line for toy motor vehicles comprises a base having an elongated assembly line for movement of the vehicles during assembly at a plurality of spaced apart assembly stations along the line. A mechanism is provided for moving the vehicles in partially completed condition between the assembly line stations along the line and an initial assembly station at one end of the line includes a mechanism for positioning a chassis of the vehicle ready for movement along the line towards the next station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Palmer J. Schoenfield, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4358104
    Abstract: A tethered vehicle control apparatus is described which includes a control station and a remote station. A strand connecting the control station to the remote station exits from the remote station through an aperture for connection to a self-propelled toy vehicle. The control station and remote station are connected by a housing through which the strand extends and over which the vehicle passes as it circles the remote station. The control station includes a steering wheel upon which the strand is wound to adjust the length of the portion of the strand that connects the remote station to the toy vehicle in order to change the direction of movement of the toy vehicle as it rotates around the remote station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Denni F. Rivette, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4341035
    Abstract: A toy for randomly creating stationary and moving graphic reprensentations and images includes a multi-sided housing for mounting the image producing mechanism. The image producing mechanism includes at least a pair of rotatable, planar elements or sheets and a drive mechanism. One sheet includes graphics combined with a plurality of cutout portions. Another sheet is mounted behind the first sheet and includes multiple graphics that are intended, in their stationary position, to be aligned with the cutouts of the first graphics to complete a picture or image. The first sheet is rotatably mounted and weighted to always assume the same orientation. The second sheet is also rotatably mounted within the housing and is connected to the drive mechanism. The drive mechanism includes a rotatable pendulum within the housing so that upon rotation of the housing, the pendulum swings downwardly actuating the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Eugene Jaworski, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4333657
    Abstract: An electronic dart game includes the provision of a housing and a plurality of generally radially positioned target areas. The housing may be self-supporting or may include means for supporting the housing on a vertical surface such as a wall or door. The targets comprise a plurality of generally tapered or pie-shaped segments, each segment being a depressible panel or switch for establishing an electrical contact when depressed. A plurality of projectiles, preferably loosely filled flexible packets, are hurled by the players toward the targets. Because of the proximity to one another and the adjacent nature of the innermost tips of the panels, a plurality of panels, or switches, may be actuated upon being hit by one of the projectiles. Each of the panels includes a light source, such as a light emitting diode, to indicate when the panel has been actuated. A microcomputer and associated circuitry is programmed to provide a plurality of games for a predetermined number of players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Eugene Jaworski, Harry Disko, Jeffrey D. Breslow
  • Patent number: 4324063
    Abstract: A self-propelled toy motor vehicle includes a wheel for supporting the vehicle body to roll over a playing surface. The wheel includes a plurality of air vanes thereon for causing the wheel to rotate in response to a stream of air applied through a mouthpiece by a person blowing into the mouthpiece. The wheel is relatively heavy and acts as a flywheel to store kinetic energy so that when the vehicle is placed on a playing surface after the wheel is spinning in rotation, the vehicle is self-propelled until the rotative energy of the flywheel is expended. The flywheel and vanes spin inside a wheel housing and this develops a whistling sound resembling a jet-powered vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Donald A. Rosenwinkel, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4309840
    Abstract: An inflatable top is described having an attached manual rotation mechanism. The rotating body portion of the top includes an inflatable, plastic enclosure which expands to a desired shape when inflated with a gas. The rotation mechanism converts a linear force applied to the top, parallel to its vertical axis, into a rotation around its axis of the top and the rotation mechanism. The mechanism includes a helical member mounted for reciprocal movement into and out of a housing secured within the top. The helical member threads through a clutch element rotated by the linear motion of the helical member. The clutch element causes the top to rotate when the force applied to the helical member is in one direction and is disengaged and does not cause the top to rotate when the force applied to the helical member is in a different direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4308684
    Abstract: The toy movie camera of the present invention comprises a housing having aligned viewing apertures in opposite wall portions separated by a manually rotatable opaque disc having one or more slots or apertures therein capable of being aligned with the housing viewing apertures, periodically and controllably, by manual rotation of the disc within the housing. A click sounder is also included for producing a click sound only when the disc aperture is approximately in alignment with the housing viewing apertures. The click sounder includes a spring biased strip to be intermittently contacted by a pin mounted on an axle and rotated with the disc. The disc aperture is located relative to the pin position and to be out of alignment with the housing viewing apertures when the pin is biased by the spring biased strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Michael J. Ferris, Harry Disko, Sam J. Cottone
  • Patent number: 4304064
    Abstract: A spinning toy or top includes a hollow rotating body with a generally low center of gravity caused by a mass positioned near the bottom of the body and having a portion thereof extending through the lower wall of the body to define a point on which the toy spins. A pair of limbs may be pivotally mounted on the top to be raised or otherwise actuated by centrifugal force upon rotation of the top. A head or similar device may be positioned on the body and coupled thereto for concurrent rotation by frictional forces. The toy is spun by a spinner that includes an elongated screw fabricated in a helical configuration. A handle is secured to the top of the screw and a clutch is mounted on the lower end. The clutch includes a gripping member slidably mounted on the screw so as to rotate when moved relative to the screw. The head member includes a detent mechanism so that the head can be held in a stationary position, or selectively stopped by engagement with the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4295294
    Abstract: A toy lawn mower shaped like a conventional wheeled lawn mower and including an enclosure in the shape of a grass catcher which simulates a real grass catcher. The enclosure, which has at least one transparent side, includes a mechanism located near its bottom to agitate grass-like particles to simulate the appearance of grass blown from the mower housing into a grass catcher. The agitating a mechanism is operatively connected to a wheel axle of the toy to agitate the particles in response to movement of the toy. The toy lawn mower also has means to vibrate the lawn mower so that the grass simulating particles will collect at the bottom of the enclosure for continuous reagitation. A sounding mechanism connected to a wheel axle of the toy emits a sound similar to that of a real lawn mower when the lawn mower is pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Donald A. Rosenwinkel, Burton C. Meyer, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4287680
    Abstract: A mechanical action toy for young children and the like includes a housing or enclosure having a plurality of separate compartments in communication with each other and one of the compartments is provided with an exterior wall of light transmitting material comprising a window to permit viewing of the interior. A dump truck having a movable hopper is mounted in the window compartment and is adapted to contain a plurality of playing pieces such as marbles or the like which are collected in the hopper and subsequently may be dumped therefrom. A manually activated elevator system is provided in the other compartment for collecting dumped out marbles and elevating the same for discharge back into the hopper of the dump truck after the hopper is returned to a collecting or marble holding position.In addition, the toy apparatus includes a pair of wheels which are driven to rotate and to move up and down to resemble traveling over a rough and bumpy road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Robert K. Allen, Alan A. Hicks, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: D263401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Alan A. Hicks, Harry Disko, Robert K. Allen
  • Patent number: D275773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Edward T. Holahan, Harry Disko, Joseph R. Echlin, Wayne J. Yee