Patents by Inventor Rouben T. Terzian

Rouben T. Terzian 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: 4124952
    Abstract: An articulated doll with movable arms capable of moving one arm in an up and down fashion to simulate the answering of a phone. The second arm is movable in a side-to-side motion so that a utensil such as a toothbrush held by the second hand is moved to simulate the brushing of teeth. The arms are moved in response to mechanical stimuli actuated by squeezing various portions or extremities of the doll. In one arrangement a pair of independently operable squeeze bulbs are located on one foot of the doll and are each in communication with a corresponding bellows mounted adajcent each of the shoulder joints of the doll. Expansion of the bellows acts through pivotable or rotatable members to move the arms as described. Additional squeeze bulbs are located in the second foot of the doll to independently control the opening and closing of the doll's mouth and the intake of liquid through a mouth opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventor: Rouben T. Terzian
  • Patent number: 4120117
    Abstract: A figure toy adapted to change its posture upon impact includes a central body or mid-torso portion having an upper torso or body portion and a lower torso or hip portion pivotally coupled thereto. The figure toy further includes a bistable, force-applying element that pivots the upper and lower torso portions relative to the central body portion upon impact to the figure toy. The figure toy further includes a pair of arms, pivoted to the upper torso portion and a pair of legs, pivoted to the hip portion, which are actuated by the force applying element. A launching device is provided including a biased figure toy mounting platform which is held in a prelaunching position by a latch. The latch is depressed by a selectively actuable element to release the platform and launch the figure toy. A second launching device is disclosed which includes a figure toy mounting platform pivotally coupled to a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Howard J. Morrison, Palmer J. Schoenfield, Wayne A. Kuna
  • Patent number: 4101619
    Abstract: Method for making a doll's head, for use in conjunction with a suitable torso, which will excrete a fluid through the brow portion of the head for simulating perspiration, and a method for making the same. The doll head includes an exterior surface formed and contoured with human characteristics and including an interior cavity or reservoir for storing fluid. The head is formed of flexible plastic having a slit at the mouth providing a valve for filling the interior reservoir and a plurality of small measured holes or pores in the brow or forehead which permit the fluid to flow outwardly therethrough. The method includes the steps of heating a mold containing heat curable plastic and slush molding the plastic to attain the interior shape of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Lyle A. Conway, Rouben T. Terzian, Donald K. Fletchic
  • Patent number: 4093260
    Abstract: A velocipede is provided in the form of a carriage supported by swivel wheels and having a drive or propelling wheel for engaging a support surface and propelling the velocipede along the surface. The propelling wheel has an axle secured to the lower end of a generally vertical shaft having a steering wheel at the upper end thereof so that the direction of the propelling wheel, and thus the direction in which the carriage travels, is controlled by turning the steering wheel. The steering wheel shaft and propelling wheel can be turned 360.degree. so that the velocipede can be turned to travel in any direction at any time. The velocipede is propelled by a pair of pedals on a Z shaft secured to a drive gear forming a part of the drive train for driving the propelling wheel. Gears are also provided transmitting rotational force to one end of a spool gear surrounding the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Donald K. Fletchic
  • Patent number: 4072429
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying fluid material such as paint to a surface. In the illustrative embodiment the apparatus comprises a wheeled carriage which can be moved along a floor or other support surface and the applicator is an absorbent paint roller. The carriage includes a well for receiving a paint pail and also includes a pump and a conduit for delivering paint from the paint pail to the paint roller. At the paint roller the paint is distributed by a manifold having varying sized ports along the length of the paint roller so as to distribute paint onto the paint roller evenly along its length. More specifically the supply conduit delivers paint to the center of the manifold and the paint flows laterally along the length of the manifold and exits onto the applicator through the ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Derek A. Brand
  • Patent number: 4062476
    Abstract: A portable ice dispenser for dispensing cubed or crushed ice from a receptacle into a container, such as a glass or the like, automatically when the glass is placed under a discharge chute on the front of the ice dispenser. The ice dispenser includes a thermally insulated cylindrical ice receptacle which includes a discharge opening in a front wall. The cylindrical receptacle is rotatably mounted about a generally horizontal concentric axis by a frame and includes a drive train for rotating the receptacle about the horizontal axis. An on-off switch is provided below the discharge opening in the receptacle for engagement by a glass placed under the opening which contacts and closes the switch to start the receptacle rotating. A plurality of internal, inwardly radially directed, fins are provided within the receptacle to agitate and carry the ice particles therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Derek A. Brand, Rouben T. Terzian, Douglas P. Montague
  • Patent number: 4057928
    Abstract: An articulated doll with a movable head capable of motioning "yes" and "no" in response to an external mechanical stimulus. The head is horizontally pivotally mounted upon a vertical shaft for effecting a downwardly pivoting "yes" motion, and the shaft is rotatable about its longitudinal axis for effecting a "no" movement of the head. The movements of the head are caused by manually compressing a pair of independent external squeeze bulbs hidden within a blanket for the doll. The bulbs are in communication with a pair of bellows mounted within the body of the doll. Expansion of the bellows acts through pivoting arms to move the head, as described. A third squeeze bulb, hidden within the blanket, is connected to a hidden external reservoir and pumps water through tubes to tear ducts in each eye of the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventor: Rouben T. Terzian
  • Patent number: 4050185
    Abstract: A doll's head, for use in conjunction with a suitable torso, which will excrete a fluid through the eyes or other facial areas of the doll for simulating tearing, or the like. The doll head includes an exterior surface formed and contoured with human characteristics and including an interior, flexible cavity or reservoir for storing fluid. The head is formed of flexible plastic having an aperture at the mouth for filling the interior flexible reservoir. A pair of small, measured holes simulating eye tear ducts permit the fluid to flow outwardly therethrough when external forces are applied to move the head bodily backwards or rotate the head about a generally vertical axis relative to the torso. A stationary, cross arm is secured to the torso and bears against the rear wall of the flexible reservoir for applying pressure thereto when the head is moved relative to the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventor: Rouben T. Terzian
  • Patent number: 4030235
    Abstract: A comprehensive play set is provided for use by children in playing animal hospital games. The set includes a case formed of a pair of hingedly connected mating casing portions which can be opened by the child for access to objects or items mounted or stored therein. A hanger device for receiving various toy medical instruments and a toy medicine cabinet for containing such instruments are secured to casing walls inside the casing. A bunk bed is removably hanging having a lip received by an upturned or hook-like flange secured to the inner surface of a wall of one casing half. An assortment of other toy medical items is contained in the case including an operating or examination table, as well as a plurality of figurines to be used by the child as patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Palmer J. Schoenfield, Kathy A. Dunn, Wayne A. Kuna
  • Patent number: 4005764
    Abstract: In a spring or electric motor, or other power means for toys, games or the like, a liquid governor which has gear members disposed for rotation within a closed interior cavity of a housing for the governor. A driven shaft extends from the motor means through the housing into the cavity and is operatively connected to a driven gear disposed within the cavity. An idler gear is disposed in meshed engagement with the driven gear for rotation thereby, and a high viscosity liquid substantially fills the cavity providing resistance to the driving of the gears and thereby a slowing control for the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Eckehard Friederich, Howard J. Morrison
  • Patent number: 3990175
    Abstract: A doll's head, for use in conjunction with a suitable torso, which will excrete a fluid through the brow portion of the head for simulating perspiration, and a method for making the same. The doll head includes an exterior surface formed and contoured with human characteristics and including an interior cavity or reservoir for storing fluid. The head is formed of flexible plastic having a slit at the mouth providing a valve for filling the interior reservoir and a plurality of small measured holes or pores in the brow or forehead which permit the fluid to flow outwardly therethrough. The method includes the steps of heating a mold containing heat curable plastic and slush molding the plastic to attain the interior shape of the mold. The mold comprises an outer head forming shell which is open at the neck for the insertion of plastic thereinto, and a cap which closes the neck and has a plug portion extending into the shell to form the interior reservoir of the head between the shell and the plug portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Lyle A. Conway, Rouben T. Terzian, Donald K. Fletchic
  • Patent number: 3952449
    Abstract: The invention herein described is an articulated figure toy in the shape and form of a four-legged animal, particularly a horse. The neck and head of the figure toy are movable with respect to each other and relative to the body by means of rotary frictional joints. The four legs are pivotally movable by way of three rotary frictional joints per leg. The leg joints are located at the ankle, knee and shoulder or flank areas of the animal permitting simulation of various natural positions. The neck is made of a soft molded plastic providing a capability of side movements with manual urging. Additionally, the head is anchored by a rotary frictional joint to the neck and the neck is anchored at its opposite end by a rotary frictional joint at the body to permit position retentive movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventor: Rouben T. Terzian
  • Patent number: 3940880
    Abstract: A doll joint structure for connecting the limbs of a toy figure or doll to the torso. A first toy figure part has a generally concave socket portion having an opening therethrough. A second toy figure part has a complementary convex portion at said joint for engagement within the concave portion of the first part. A resiliently flexible intermediate connecting member is disposed between the two figure parts at the joint. The intermediate connecting member is sort of mushroom shaped and includes an elongated shaft portion on one end fixedly positioned in the opening in the first figure toy part, and a generally disc-shaped flange portion at the other end for fixed engagement with the second figure toy part. The disc-shaped flange portion of the connecting member includes a cylindrical flange therearound to provide greater area of contact between the connecting member and the second toy figure part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Bette M. Kaelin, Rouben T. Terzian