Manipulatable Means Is Different Body Portion Patents (Class 446/340)
  • Patent number: 8007340
    Abstract: An artificial eye structure rotates an artificial upper eyelid via the attraction between a number of electromagnetic elements disposed in a line and a magnet. The rotation angle of the artificial upper eyelid can be controlled by selectively magnetizing the electromagnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kim-Yeung Sip
  • Patent number: 6431941
    Abstract: Multiple component activatable mechanism and toy animals containing such mechanisms. The mechanism that is contained in the animal works mechanically through a series of linkages that control the animal's head and lower jaw to create a forward lunge of the animal and an audible snapping noise from the jaws. In addition, the toy animals can be equipped with a sound module to provide appropriate sounds for the animal, which sound module can be activated anywhere along the linkage of the activatable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventors: Mark A. Frawley, Carol L. Frawley, P. Riley Lohr, Anita L. Lohr
  • Patent number: 6152799
    Abstract: A toy figure includes a body, a pair of wings, a pair of legs, a tail, and a head converted to generally resemble a bird or other flying creature. The legs and wings are pivotally mounted to the body using a mechanism by which the pivotal movement of the legs in response to the user squeezing and releasing them repeatedly produces a corresponding wing-flapping action. A spring urges the wings to a raised position and urges the legs to a spread position. The head is pivotally supported by the body and a cam follower and cam arrangement couples the head to the wing movement apparatus such that the head moves side-to-side simultaneous with the wing-flapping movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin F. Arriola
  • Patent number: 6142851
    Abstract: A toy includes a first pivot joint, a second pivot joint, a first shaft held by the first pivot joint such that the first shaft can pivot in any direction, a second shaft held in the second pivot joint such that the second shaft can pivot in any direction, and a coupling between the first shaft and the second shaft configured such that motion applied to one shaft produces a mirrored motion in the other shaft. The toy may be configured to have the appearance of a dinosaur such as triceratops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Lewinski, David W. Dewar
  • Patent number: 5906531
    Abstract: The doll has the peculiarity that the movement towards the right or towards the left of one of its arms carries with it the same movement of the head and also of the eyes. Likewise, the movement upwards or downwards of the arm carries with it the movement upwards and downwards of the head. Both movements can be made in combination, whereby any object (dummy, feeding bottle or similar) held in the hand of the driven arm, is carried towards the upper-front part, in such a way that if it is a feeding bottle this one is applied to the mouth of the doll and a miction of the doll is produced. Such movements are achieved as a consequence that the driven arm and the head are assembled on the body of the doll, through both ball joints, through a series of levers, axles and forks as so as to allow of transmission of the movements of a main lever associated to the ball joint of the arm, up to the ball joint itself of the head. FIG. 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Jaime Ferri Llorens
  • Patent number: 5902169
    Abstract: A toy has a changing facial expression and includes a hollow toy body with a torso section and a head section on the torso section. The head section has a front side formed with a face opening. The torso section is provided with a pair of forwardly extending arms that are mounted pivotally on two sides thereof. The arms have distal ends that hold a shielding member therebetween, and are pivotable on the torso section between a lowered position, where the shielding member uncovers the face opening, and a raised position, where the shielding member extends across the face opening to cover the face opening. A face member is disposed rotatably in the head section of the toy body and is formed with at least two face sections. The face member can be rotated to move a previous one of the face sections from alignment with the face opening and register another one of the face sections with the face opening when the arms are in the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Dah Yang Toy Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kazumi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 5785575
    Abstract: A doll which simultaneously raises its arms and legs and opens its eyes between whose arms an elastic element is attached which tends to keep the arms in a folded position over the front part; being special in that to each end of the elastic element are attached to extensible braces which are duly guided inside the doll's body, one of the other brace is associated to the leg on that same side, in such a manner that from the resting position the raising of one of the arms causes the simultaneous raising of the leg on that side and the opning of the ye on that same side, being liable to have one arm or the other or both arms raised at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Innovacion S.A.
    Inventor: Ferri Jaime Llorens
  • Patent number: 5700178
    Abstract: A child's toy is disclosed that provides for a character that is capable of both visually and audibly displaying a variety of emotional expressions and which is capable of providing these displays in combination with playing a "peek-a-boo" game with the toy character. The toy has a housing that is shaped like a teddy bear, with openings for the bear's eyes and mouth and a pair of paws that rotate to a position where both paws cover the eyes of the bear when mechanically activated by the child. The paws are mechanically interconnected to a disk mounted within the housing which contains different representations for the eyes and the mouth of the bear, each of which is configured to represent a different emotional expression, on its front surface. The representations for the eyes and the mouth of the bear appear through the eye and mouth openings in the bear's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Fisher-Price, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Cimerman, Jennifer M. Long
  • Patent number: 5304087
    Abstract: A soft stuffed puppy is carried in a flexible sling with the head of the puppy exposed. The head has animatable ears driven by rotation of the head relative to the body. In addition, a protruding moveable tongue is driven by an actuator which also serves to effect the rotation of the head relative to the body. Actuation of the animatable ears and tongue may be readily accomplished while the puppy is carried in the sling by a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Breslow, Morrison, Terzian & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rouben T. Terzian, Shari L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4968280
    Abstract: An animated toy figure includes an upper and lower torso pivotally joined near the figure's waist portion. A head is pivotally secured to the neck portion of the upper torso. Arm and leg members are pivotally secured to the upper and lower torso portions respectively. A gear drive and drive shaft mechanism is supported within the upper torso and is coupled between the lower torso and the head to provide rotation of the head in response to rotation of the lower torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Kelley
  • Patent number: 4925425
    Abstract: A sound generating toy adapted to emit a sound when the lower jaw is opened is described. The device includes an upper pressure plate which at its front portion mounts a head structure having a mouth and a lower pressure plate which has a front portion rotatably mounted on the upper plate and forming a lower jaw for the mouth structure. A sound emitting rubber sack is disposed between the two plates. When the plates are squeezed together, the lower jaw opens and a sound is emitted from the sack. When the pressure plates are released, the sack refills with air returning them to their original spaced apart relationship and closing the lower jaw against the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventors: Shunsaku Ohta, Mon-Cheng Yeh
  • Patent number: 4689033
    Abstract: A toy creature figure has a tongue-like element that darts from the mouth of the figure when a pneumatic bulb, which comprises an integral part thereof, is squeezed. The component parts are few in number, assembly thereof is readily achieved, and manufacture of the figure is relatively simple and inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Coleco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Droller, Brian Fontaine
  • Patent number: 4682970
    Abstract: A toy creature figure has an extensible neck on which is mounted a head that is thrust upwardly as the neck is propelled forwardly. The mechanisms provided are highly effective for their intended purpose, and manufacture of the toy is relative facile and inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Coleco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Dubois, Brian Fontaine
  • Patent number: 4639233
    Abstract: A convertable doll having means to change from one character to another without adding to or removing any object. The doll is formed of a body having a face thereon providing one character. A loose fitting outer garment is received on the body, the garment having an open type lower portion such as a robe, skirt, dress or the like. An inverted skirt-type flexible member is received on the doll lower portion under the outer garment and has on the underneath side thereof elements forming an upper body, face and outer head features and having a second pair of arms, the flexible members being invertable over the doll body head portion to encompass the head portion and the doll body arms, the lower portion of the outer garment being receivable in the inverted flexible member, the inverted flexible member thereby forming a second head and face forming a second character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Inventor: Brian Brassfield
  • Patent number: 4623319
    Abstract: An activity toy with a body including a hollow cylindrical portions supported on a base and having pivotally mounted arms has a hollow upper member including a skull with extrusion openings. The bottom of the upper member has a loading opening for a plastic amorphous solid substance. Attachable about and spaced from the skull is a clear plastic mask formed of separable halves clamped together at the bottom by the engagement of hooks and tabs and at the top by a detachable hairpiece. Near the bottom, the mask is maintained in a relatively tight relation to a flange on the hollow upper member. The upper member with the mask attached is secured to the body by a bayonet lock. Within the body is a piston with diametrically opposed gear racks that are engaged by gear segments on arms pivotally mounted to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: John V. Zaruba, Burton C. Meyer, Robert L. Lindsay, Michael J. Oppenheim
  • Patent number: 4596532
    Abstract: A toy action figure has its arms mounted for swinging movement about laterally spaced vertical axes, and has one leg mounted for rocking movement toward the figure's other leg. The mounting assembly for each arm includes an arm cup and an arm ball, the arm ball having a crank extending through a horizontal slot in its arm cup. An actuating mechanism interconnects the rockable leg with the two cranks, the actuating mechanism including a transmission link connected at its lower end to the rockable leg so that its upper end, which is forked, acts against an angled cam strip that is part of a lever unit provided with two upstanding pins which project into slots formed in the two cranks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: CPG Products Corp.
    Inventors: Stuart A. Cook, Phillip G. Reed, Michael C. Scarpa
  • Patent number: 4576585
    Abstract: A toy figure with a head having a substantially rigid outer surface of a first appearance is covered by a relatively flexible outer mask having a second appearance which is self-supporting in normal atmospheric pressure. The mask is secured in substantially airtight relationship covering, but spaced from, the outer surface of the head. Reduction of the pressure in the space between the outer surface of the head and the mask by a pump collapses the mask and conforms its appearance to the first appearance of the outer surface of the underlying head. Both the interior of the mask and the outer surface of the head are provided with approximately the same surface area. Upper and lower portions of the torso of the figure are slidingly separable to operate a piston pump to reduce the pressure in the space between the head and the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: John M. Balogh, Rouben T. Terzian
  • Patent number: 4561854
    Abstract: A creature with snapping jaws is comprised of a pair of body members defining a body cavity. The lower body member defines a lower jaw portion, an upper jaw member which has a lever arm extending into the cavity at one end, and disposed thereover is wherein it is pivotally mounted for pivotal motion relative to the lower jaw. Also pivotally mounted in the body cavity is an actuator with a button portion projecting through an aperture in the top of the body member and a cam portion which is engageable with the lever arm to produce pivotal movement thereof to open the upper jaw. Biasing means normally biases the upper jaw member into its closed position over the lower jaw portion and the button portion into an elevated position. When the button portion is depressed by finger action, the upper jaw member is opened by the cam action and at a point of maximum opening, the upper jaw member moves clear of its cam surface and snaps shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Coleco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis R. Amici, Pietro Piazza
  • Patent number: 4560362
    Abstract: An animated figure toy (10) includes an upper torso (14) made of transparent material and a lower torso (16) rotatably secured together. The upper torso is provided with a neck opening (30) in which a hollow head is rotatably mounted. The hollow head includes a jaw (19) articulately mounted thereon by a tang portion (78) captured between the upper end (72, 74, 76) of an elongated jaw actuator (64) which extends into and out of the interior of said head upon actuation of a gear train (50, 52, 54) and an eccentric (56) through a torso coupling mechanism (34, 36, 46) upon rotation of the torsos with respect to each other. The transparent upper torso allows the gear train and mechanism to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry H. Renger