Patents by Inventor Matthias F. W. Doepner

Matthias F. W. Doepner 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: 7666054
    Abstract: An offset matrix adapter for integrating existing components of K'nex construction toys with existing components of Lego-style brick systems, notwithstanding that the spacing matrices of the systems are incompatible. Adapter bricks or bases are provided, having adapter sockets with the same spacing matrix as the studs of the Lego-style bricks. Special K'nex offset matrix adapters are provided, consisting of a pair of spaced-apart mounting stems for reception in a pair of spaced-apart adapter sockets. An offset rod is rigidly supported at the tops of the mounting stems but is offset laterally from the axes of the mounting stems by a distance which is preferably about one-third of the spacing between adapter sockets. By orienting a pair of matrix adapters with the rods offset alternatively inward or outward, the spacing differences between K'nex and Lego-style systems can be reduced to insignificance, allowing the two systems to be easily integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel I. Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Publication number: 20080090485
    Abstract: An offset matrix adapter for integrating existing components of K'nex construction toys with existing components of Lego-style brick systems, notwithstanding that the spacing matrices of the systems are incompatible. Adapter bricks or bases are provided, having adapter sockets with the same spacing matrix as the studs of the Lego-style bricks. Special K'nex offset matrix adapters are provided, consisting of a pair of spaced-apart mounting stems for reception in a pair of spaced-apart adapter sockets. An offset rod is rigidly supported at the tops of the mounting stems but is offset laterally from the axes of the mounting stems by a distance which is preferably about one-third of the spacing between adapter sockets. By orienting a pair of matrix adapters with the rods offset alternatively inward or outward, the spacing differences between K'nex and Lego-style systems can be reduced to insignificance, allowing the two systems to be easily integrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Joel I. Glickman, Matthias F.W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D553200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D553201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner, Michael Klitsch
  • Patent number: D553202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner, Mark McCormick
  • Patent number: D553203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: K'Nex Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D553204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D556271
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D561845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: K′NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D561846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D561847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: K′NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D564603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: K′NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner, Mark McCormick, Michael Klitsch
  • Patent number: D565671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D579062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: K'Nex Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D581993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: K′Nex Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Joel Glickman, Matthias F. W. Doepner, Mark McCormick, Michael Klitsch
  • Patent number: D588206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Heather Croston, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D588207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Heather Croston, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D588210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Parntership Group
    Inventors: Heather Croston, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D588211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: K'NEX Limited Partnership Group
    Inventors: Heather Croston, Matthias F. W. Doepner
  • Patent number: D752157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: K'NEX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP GROUP
    Inventors: Joseph Smith, Matthias F. W. Doepner, Michael Klitsch