Patents by Inventor Peter R. Manning

Peter R. Manning 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: 4571209
    Abstract: An articulated toy figure, which does not require manual assembly of individual elements, is made by injection molding a frame using a first set of mold inserts. The frame includes elements that are joined together by breakable portions and that provide half hinges. The frame is left in the mold while the first set of inserts is replaced by a second set configured to produce completion elements around the frame. These completion elements span the individual elements of the frame and complete the half joints provided thereby. The frame elements, along with the completion elements molded around them, result in an automatically assembled figure produced by two molding operations. If desired, the figure can be painted before it is flexed to break the breakable portions of the frame in order to yield a fully mobile articulated toy figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Inventors: Peter R. Manning, A. John Dixon
  • Patent number: D279803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Dixon-Manning Sales and Marketing Limited
    Inventor: Peter R. Manning