Patents by Inventor Herbert Weiland

Herbert Weiland 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: 4553947
    Abstract: A shift mechanism for a motorized toy includes a shift lever which is mounted on the toy so as to be able to move back and forth along an X axis and back and forth along a Y axis. The toy includes an electric motor and electric power supply for powering the same. A gear train connects the electric motor to an output shaft. A shift mechanism is connected between the shift lever such that movement of the shift lever along one of the X or Y axes shifts certain of the gears in the gear train to control the speed of the output of the output shaft. Movement along the other of the axes of the shift lever controls an electric switch which governs both the polarity of the current supplied to the motor to provide for both forward and reverse rotation of the output shaft as well as to break the circuit between the power supply in order to start and stop the toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Weiland, Michael Nuttall, Michihiro Kozuka
  • Patent number: 4529207
    Abstract: A toy has a base having an opening therein which is capable of receiving one of a plurality of game modules. The modules are attached to the base by sliding the modules into the opening in the base. The modules each contain a game, with the game of each being different from the others. Each of the modules include at least one or more objects located therein which are moved in playing the particular game associated with the particular module. The base has first and second activation buttons which are connected via linking members to object strikers which are located in the modules. A single player playing against himself, or two players, can compete by controlling their appropriate buttons to activate the strikers under their control to attempt to move the objects within the game modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Company, Incorporated
    Inventors: Takeo Iseki, Michael W. Nuttall, Gorden Spring, Herbert Weiland
  • Patent number: D288453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Takasaka, Michael Nuttall, Herbert Weiland