Patents by Inventor Jerry L. Dohse

Jerry L. Dohse 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: 4446957
    Abstract: A coin operated gumball dispensing slide mechanism is disclosed which has a coin slide slidable over a base plate. The coin slide has a gumball dispensing wall, an aperture for passage of a gumball from a reservoir to the gumball dispensing wall, an actuator for moving the coil slide, a shoulder, and a portion defining a coin receiving slot. The coin slide is slidably mounted on a base plate which has a flexibly mounted locking dog for abutting the shoulder and locking the coin slide until a coin inserted into the slot disables the dog. When the coin is in the slot, moving the actuator moves the slide and the gumball is dispensed while the shoulder pushes the coin to a coin receiving aperture in the base plate and while a gate portion of the base plate intrudes on the gumball aperture to prevent gumballs from entering it during operation of the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Assignee: Damon Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry L. Dohse, Peter A. Hess
  • Patent number: 4227337
    Abstract: A toy building is disclosed including a base member, a plurality of spaced posts are mounted on the base member and frictionally engaged with appropriately located projections. The support posts have channels in which projections extending from the base are gripped and also the ends of wall panels are engaged. The channels may have restricted zones which serve to engage the wall panels. A roof structure is superimposed over the posts and wall panels. The toy building may further include simulated overhead doors for the building, as well as, gas pumps, hoists and the like which are mounted on the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Tonka Corporation
    Inventors: Dale L. Murray, Jerry L. Dohse