Patents by Inventor Robert F. Dyer

Robert F. Dyer 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: 4279099
    Abstract: A figure toy which includes a unique actuating mechanism which cooperates with a novel shoulder assembly which allows the toy to emulate a shrug or a wave and to perform other functions of the same sort in a very realistic manner. The shoulder assembly includes a member which pivots about one end when it receives pressure from the actuating mechanism. The other end of the assembly is attached to an arm. Thus, the motion of the shoulder assembly moves the shoulder upwardly and inwardly simulating very closely the raising of the human shoulder such as occurs during a shrug or a wave. The arrangement allows one or the other or both of the shoulders together to be raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Dyer, J. Stephen Lewis, Janice E. Rosenthal, James P. Mills-Winkler, Robert F. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 4232474
    Abstract: A toy safe having a box-like housing forming a compartment and a closure member hingedly coupled thereto for closing the compartment. An alarm mechanism is provided adjacent a sidewall of the housing with an aperture extending through the sidewall in proximity thereto. The alarm mechanism includes an alarm member such as a bell with a clapper mechanism pivotally mounted within the compartment adjacent the bell, the clapper mechanism having a tab portion in proximity to the aperture for engagement by a key member inserted through the aperture. The spring-wound actuating member coacts with the clapper member to intermittently pivot the same during unwinding of the spring, the actuating member including a handle positioned and configured relative to the interior of the closure member with a stop member engaging the handle member to prevent unwinding of the spring after the key is removed and to permit actuation of the alarm mechanism when the closure member is opened without the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Dyer
  • Patent number: 4219900
    Abstract: The invention includes a nozzle body for a floor care appliance having a housing. A fill duct is pivotally mounted within the nozzle body for pivotal movement out of the housing to permit declogging and cleaning of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: The Hoover Company
    Inventor: Robert F. Dyer
  • Patent number: 4108437
    Abstract: A launching and starting apparatus for use with toy racing cars or the like, the starting apparatus having a pathway for passage thereon of a toy vehicle, the pathway including a resettable trigger engageable by a toy vehicle with a flag selectively raised by the trigger. A gravity operated timer is provided and is operable from a raised to a lower position, actuation of the trigger prior to the timer being at its lower position resulting in raising of the flag. An audible signalling device is actuated in response to the timer reaching its lower position to initiate a "start" signal to the user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas DeAnda, Robert F. Dyer, Roger A. Newbold