Abstract: A horseback riding apparatus for amusement parks includes at least one riding unit including front and rear wheels rotatable through front and rear axles and arranged to make rolling movement along a road surface, a horse-shaped body seated by a rider and a rocking mechanism for causing the horse-shaped body to make rocking movement; and a traction unit connected to the riding unit and configured to pull or push the riding unit.
Abstract: A traveling toy system is provided, in which it is immediately confirmed where a self-driven towing vehicle is located under an upper track member. Two annular light permeable regions (5B, 5C) are disposed in the upper track member (5). A light emitting means (47) is attached to the self-driven towing vehicle (21). The two light permeable regions (5B, 5C) transmit light emitted from the light emitting means (47) of the self-driven towing vehicle (21). It is recognizable where the light emitting means (47) emits light under the light permeable regions (5B, 5C), as viewed from above the upper track member (5). Thus, it is easy to find where the self-driven towing vehicle (21) is by locating the light-emitting place.
Abstract: A toy vehicle slot track is disclosed with at least a pair of toy racing vehicles and at least a pair of guide slots, each guide slot in turn having a pair of exposed power supply rails. The toy vehicles are guided about the track by guide pins affixed to the toy vehicles, the guide pins running within the guide slots. In a first portion of the track, the guide slots are spaced apart at a distance greater than the maximum width of the toy vehicles. In a second portion of the track, the guide slots are spaced apart at a distance less than the maximum width of the toy vehicles. The power supply rails run parallel to and at a uniform spacing from the guide slots in both portions of the track, providing power in both track portions to electric motors contained in the toy vehicles.
December 19, 2002
Date of Patent:
April 26, 2005
Vincent J. D'Angelo, Jr., James M. Dickinson, Gerhart P. Huy, Dean C. Reisher
Abstract: A plurality of carriers are towed by a traction car moving along a guide portion provided under a travel road surface plate through flexible pulling members. Mobile models on the travel road surface plate are attracted to the towed carriers by magnets. Hence, the mobile models on the travel road surface plate travel in accordance with the movement of the traction car. Furthermore, when a plurality of winch units provided to the traction car are separately operated to take up and rewind the pulling members, the plurality of mobile models travel at different speeds.
Abstract: An animal-simulating child's ride-on toy has head and foreleg members that are capable of being turned independently of the body, and has a unique suspension system that is accommodated in the body without disfiguring structure, thereby enhancing the lifelike appeal of the toy. The construction consists of relatively few parts which can be assembled with desirable ease, and production is relatively facile and inexpensive.
Abstract: A tow wheel attachment for an automobile and which is used in conjunction with an underground conveyor system comprising a tubular metal frame having a base, a pair of legs extending divergently outwardly from the base and a horizontal crossbeam interconnecting the legs intermediate their ends; a wheel rotatably mounted on the base; a pair of brake disks disposed on appropriate sides of the wheel; a pair of mounting brackets affixed to the outer ends of the legs for the purpose of attaching the frame to the lower surface of the automobile; and a hydraulic cylinder connected at one end to the frame and at its other end to the center of the crossbeam for the purpose of lowering and raising the frame.