Bowl, Cylinder, Or Globe Patents (Class 104/68)
  • Patent number: 5653171
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved, unpredictably tumbleable capsule structures that are loosely internally provided with weighty rollable spherical ball, whereby such improved capsule is adapted to unpredictably compete with identical tumbleable capsule structures along downwardly-inclined ramps. Such improved tumbleable capsule structures are preferably circularly symmetrical about a directionally longitudinally extending horizontal central-axis and also about a central vertical-plane, and having uniquely ratioed capsule housing and interior rollable sphere interdimensional parameter values. Ancillarily disclosed are improved topically-textured and judicially-inclined racing ramps and ramp starting gates, all devoted toward enhancing unpredictable racing capability for a plurality of identically constructed internally-weighted tumbleable capsule structures along downwardly-extending ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventors: Richard C. LeBron, Shelden P. LeBron, Dickson B. LeBron
  • Patent number: 4272093
    Abstract: A self-propelled rolling toy adapted to contain a child therein and rollable from one point to another, the toy including a seat, and a restraint for holding the child in fixed position in the toy while the child controls movement of the toy. Optionally, a ring is provided having a curved wall whereby, when the toy engages a first part thereof, it is automatically rolled back towards a second part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Inventors: Dennis Filice, David G. Bories
  • Patent number: 4251949
    Abstract: A toy racing apparatus including an inclined section of track and a bowl. The track enters the bowl through an opening in the lower sidewall where its surface is tangent to the interior wall. A vehicle placed at the upper end of the track will speed down the track, enter the bowl, and progress in a spiral path upwardly inside the bowl. In a preferred embodiment, the bowl is transparent and flags are positioned to be displaced as a vehicle reaches particular heights in the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon H. Buck, Kenneth I. Amamoto, William Hart, Michael T. McKittrick, Jr.