James F. Mariol 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).
Abstract: A toy figure is disclosed comprising upper and lower torso sections, pivotally connected along a plane intersecting the longitudinal axis of the figure at a predetermined angle, whereby the figure is convertible from a standing configuration to a sitting configuration by rotating the torso sections 180 degrees with respect to one another. The structure is provided with a directionally oriented head component which can be adjusted into various attitudes and angles. A positive frictional pivot joint between the head and shoulder socket makes the head repositionable yet retains its position at the desired attitude and angle. The plane between the upper and lower torsos extends downardly from the front to the back of the figure at a 45 degree angle, whereby the bottom torso, when pivoted 180 degrees with respect to the top torso section, is in directional conformity with the head component.