Patents by Inventor Walter J. Wozniak

Walter J. Wozniak 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: 4900026
    Abstract: An interactive action game involving the selective collection of colored balls has a housing which supports a concave bowl with an electric battery motor driven foam paddle at the center of the concave surface. As the balls drop down to the center of the bowl, the balls contact the rotating foam paddle and are whirled about the concave surface of the bowl. Disposed over the top of the spinning foam paddle is a central shield. The top of the shield may contain a number of indentations, or separate pieces may be provided with indentations into which the players place the collected colored balls in a pattern to win the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Walter J. Wozniak, Jeffrey D. Breslow
  • Patent number: 4802878
    Abstract: A doll has bendable arms that are movable from a position generally alongside the doll's torso up toward the doll's head. Each arm has a hand attached for rotation about the wrist. When an arm is bent and moved up, the attached hand rotates. Movement of each arm is effected by a cable extending through a hollow, bendable conduit. One end of each cable is connected to a respective hand and at the other end to a common control knob. The hands are biased to rotate in one direction and rotate in the opposite direction when the respective cable is tightened. Side to side turning of the doll's head is also effected by movement of the control knob. In addition, a "crying" sound is effected through the control knob by turning over a sound drum when the arm and head motions are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Walter J. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 4708690
    Abstract: A toy mechanical monster has a rounded base that engages a playing surface and houses a motor driving an eccentric weight within the housing. Legs pivotally attached to the housing move to and away from the outside of the housing as it is driven by the eccentric weight increasing the effect of erratic movement of the monster about the playing surface. A head is supported atop the base for rotation by the motor. Pivotally connected to the head are pincer arms with claws that can be used to grasp toy action figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Walter J. Wozniak, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4566195
    Abstract: A drawing toy including a housing providing a raised support for a generally flat platen. Within the housing is a battery powered motor with the motor shaft extending up through the platen. The motor rotates a magnet beneath the platen. Magnetically coupled templets, fitting over or abutting the shaft, are driven around the shaft. Various drawing implements may be inserted into the templet openings for producing geometric art patterns on nonmagnetic media positioned between the platen and the templet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Walter J. Wozniak, Harry Disko, Burton C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4471565
    Abstract: An articulated doll mounted on a ball which contains an internal eccentric weight appears to dance and play with the ball. The torso of the doll is pivotally connected to the outside surface of the doll and legs hingedly connected to the torso are biased in toward the ball surface. The doll's head is connected to the torso for limited rotational movement about an axis and the center of gravity of the doll's head is offset from the axis so that the head moves from side-to-side as the ball wobbles about on a playing surface. Arms flexibly connected at one end to the torso have hands at the other end that are connected to the ball by extending pins permitting pivotal movement of the doll with respect to the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Walter J. Wozniak, Harry Disko
  • Patent number: 4467555
    Abstract: A doll that may be actuated to simulate a swimming, walking or kicking action includes a torso with a pair of arms rotatably mounted thereto. A head mounting member is pivotally mounted to the upper portion of the torso and a leg mounting structure is secured to the lower portion of the torso. A pair of legs are pivotally mounted on the leg mounting structure in a manner to allow independent rotation. A compound cam is rotatably mounted in the torso and includes a helical groove in which a pair of cam followers are positioned that are in turn secured to each of the legs. A third cam follower is positioned within the torso to engage an eccentric cam that is part of the compound cam. The third cam follower is mechanically connected to the head mounting member resulting in pivoting of the head. A flotation device is arranged to be engageable by the doll's arms for use in the swimming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Horst D. Herbstler, Walter J. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 4386479
    Abstract: A walking doll is described having a pair of side by side legs which automatically pivot forwardly when lifted off the ground. The legs include movable, side by side buttocks. The doll may be connected to a stroller through a handle that oscillates from side to side as the stroller is forwarded. When the doll is connected to the handle the doll rocks from side to side causing one leg after another to be lifted from the ground. As a leg is lifted from the ground an eccentric weight within the leg causes the leg to step forwardly until the handle is rotated in the opposite direction at which time the leg again contacts the ground and the other leg is lifted off the ground. The handle is oscillated by a cam follower which follows a cam rotated by an axle of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Walter J. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 4191374
    Abstract: A game apparatus for use with projectiles, such as table tennis balls, including a ball receiving housing having a ball entrance and ball guide apparatus leading to a target area to receive balls propelled toward it by a player or players. Balls arriving at the target area are received by ball propelling apparatus which return or eject the balls toward the player through ball ejection guiding passage apparatus and an ejection opening. The game may be played by a single player for practice or by several players to simulate tennis, table tennis, handball or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1980
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, John R. Wildman, Joseph M. Burck, Burton C. Meyer, Walter J. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 4174835
    Abstract: A competitive game device wherein opposed projectile launching stations are interconnected by a bridge containing a plurality of linearly spaced target receptacles, each suitable for receiving a plurality of projectiles. The launching stations are provided with launching platforms for positioning a projectile preparatory to launching. Manually operable propulsion devices are provided at each launching station for allowing each opposing player to launch projectiles in the direction of the target receptacles. Sets of projectiles for each player are differentiated by distinctive colors or symbols. The players may establish the rules of the game with respect to the number of projectiles to be launched and concurrent or sequential operation of their respective propulsion devices. Victory may be awarded to the player who first lands a specified number of his projectiles in one or more of the target receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Breslow, Michael J. Ferris, Henry Arias, Walter J. Wozniak