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USD844072S1
Publication/Patent Number: USD844072S1
Publication date: 2019-03-26
Application number: 29/614,538
Filing date: 2017-08-21
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
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US10190842B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10190842B2
Publication date: 2019-01-29
Application number: 14/681,997
Filing date: 2015-04-08
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A toy projectile launch system comprises a launch base, a projectile and an activating device. The launch base may comprise a lever having first and second ends and a fulcrum. The lever may be pivotally movable between restricted and unrestricted states and biased to the restricted state. The projectile may comprise a resilient member and a receiving surface. The resilient member may be configured for biased engagement with the launch base. The second end of the lever may engage the receiving surface when the lever is in the restricted state and disengage from the receiving surface when the lever is in the unrestricted state. The activating device may be removably coupled to the launch base by engagement of a mating pair. One of the mating pair may is on the activating device and the other one of the mating pair is on the launch base. A toy projectile launch system comprises a launch base, a projectile and an activating device. The launch base may comprise a lever having first and second ends and a fulcrum. The lever may be pivotally movable between restricted and unrestricted states and biased to the ...more ...less
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US20190179609A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190179609A1
Publication date: 2019-06-13
Application number: 15/839,411
Filing date: 2017-12-12
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: Audiovisual devices and methods of controlling those devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, an audiovisual toy may include a controller configured to receive a first output signal generated by an audio input device based on received first audio input that exceeds a predetermined threshold level, ignore the audio input device subsequent to receiving the first output signal during a first predetermined time interval, drive a motor based on the received first output signal during the first predetermined time interval, and, after the first predetermined time interval has elapsed, wind down the motor during a second predetermined time interval and monitor, during the second predetermined time interval, for a second output signal generated by the audio input device based on received second audio input that exceeds the predetermined threshold level. Audiovisual devices and methods of controlling those devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, an audiovisual toy may include a controller configured to receive a first output signal generated by an audio input device based on received first audio input that exceeds a ...more ...less
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US20190192982A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190192982A1
Publication date: 2019-06-27
Application number: 16/293,793
Filing date: 2019-03-06
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A toy vehicle track set is disclosed herein. The track set includes at least one track section and a support that can hold the track section in a particular orientation or position relative to a support surface. In one embodiment, the support includes a base, a support member that is coupleable to the base, and a coupler that is connected to the support member. The track section can be engaged with the coupler which is movably mounted to the support member. A toy vehicle track set is disclosed herein. The track set includes at least one track section and a support that can hold the track section in a particular orientation or position relative to a support surface. In one embodiment, the support includes a base, a support member ...more ...less
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US10207194B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10207194B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/443,871
Filing date: 2017-02-27
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A toy set is provided including a reconfigurable toy capable of transitioning between a first configuration and a second configuration. The toy set also includes a launch mechanism having an activation means and a toy receiver. A propulsion mechanism transfers movement of the activation means to the reconfigurable toy to propel the reconfigurable toy in a second configuration from the launch mechanism along a propulsion axis. A toy set is provided including a reconfigurable toy capable of transitioning between a first configuration and a second configuration. The toy set also includes a launch mechanism having an activation means and a toy receiver. A propulsion mechanism transfers movement of the ...more ...less
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US10213702B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10213702B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 14/505,976
Filing date: 2014-10-03
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: Disclosed is a toy racetrack having a toy vehicle launching section that, in a first configuration of the racetrack, launches a toy vehicle toward and through the open, central portion of a loop track section, preferably to impact a target, and in a transformed configuration of the racetrack, launches a toy vehicle through the track portion of the loop track section and preferably toward a catch tray. Two loop track sections are pivotably mounted to a tower, and target flags may be pivotably mounted to a loop section mounting block positioned at the top of the tower. Once one of the target flags is struck by a toy vehicle, an internal transformation mechanism is triggered that causes the loop track sections to pivot into a track engaging position in which the loop sections form terminal track portions for the track segments in the launching section of the racetrack. Disclosed is a toy racetrack having a toy vehicle launching section that, in a first configuration of the racetrack, launches a toy vehicle toward and through the open, central portion of a loop track section, preferably to impact a target, and in a transformed configuration of ...more ...less
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US10265616B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10265616B2
Publication date: 2019-04-23
Application number: 15/441,064
Filing date: 2017-02-23
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A toy apparatus includes a base piece having a distal end, a movable elongated member having a first end and a second end, and a tether coupled to the first end of the movable elongated member. Tension applied to the tether moves the movable elongated member from an open first position to a closed second position. The toy apparatus is configured to freely slide on a surface due to momentum generated when an initial pushing force is applied to the toy apparatus. The tension applied to the tether causes the tether to become taut, without other human contact to the toy apparatus. In the closed second position, the second end of the movable elongated member is closer to the distal end of the base elongated member, and the base elongated member and the movable elongated member are capable of retaining a target piece. A toy apparatus includes a base piece having a distal end, a movable elongated member having a first end and a second end, and a tether coupled to the first end of the movable elongated member. Tension applied to the tether moves the movable elongated member from an open first ...more ...less
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US20190143234A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190143234A1
Publication date: 2019-05-16
Application number: 15/813,403
Filing date: 2017-11-15
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A track set for a toy vehicle includes a track portion and an actuatable mechanism. The track portion defines a track path between a first end of the track portion and a second end of the track portion. The actuatable mechanism attempts to capture a toy vehicle as the toy vehicle moves along the track path, between the first end and the second end, in response to select triggerings generated by the toy vehicle traversing the track path. The actuatable mechanism removes the toy vehicle from the track portion when the actuatable mechanism captures the toy vehicle. The actuatable mechanism may include a carriage that captures the toy vehicle. The carriage is initially disposed in a rest position that is off-path from the track path and is selectively movable, along a carriage pathway, to an actuated position that is also off-path from the track path. A track set for a toy vehicle includes a track portion and an actuatable mechanism. The track portion defines a track path between a first end of the track portion and a second end of the track portion. The actuatable mechanism attempts to capture a toy vehicle as the toy ...more ...less
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US10350505B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10350505B2
Publication date: 2019-07-16
Application number: 14/147,059
Filing date: 2014-01-03
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A toy doll with an illuminable movable portion is a toy doll with an illumination source, a first portion, and second portion. The second portion is movable with respect to the first portion and includes at least two panels which define housings configured to be illuminated. Each of the housings may include illumination areas, which, upon being aligned with the illumination source may become illuminated. Each of the panels may be selectively aligned with the illumination source. By illuminating different panels of the second portion, the toy doll can be configured in various illumination configurations. A user can influence which panels are illuminated by orienting the toy doll in certain orientations or moving the second portion to different locations with respect to the first portion, among other factors. A toy doll with an illuminable movable portion is a toy doll with an illumination source, a first portion, and second portion. The second portion is movable with respect to the first portion and includes at least two panels which define housings configured to be illuminated ...more ...less
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US20190076748A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20190076748A1
Publication date: 2019-03-14
Application number: 16/140,888
Filing date: 2018-09-25
Inventor: Amireh, Nicholas  
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device, and in particular, to the input and output of data from the electronic device. An object is connected to the electronic device and configured to convert a portion of the audio signal output by the electronic device into an audible output. The object also converts a portion of the audio signal output by the electronic device into an infrared signal that is emitted to a toy vehicle. With the object connected to the electronic device, the electronic device is able to remotely control the toy vehicle while the object outputs sound effects and other audible sounds. The present invention relates to an electronic device, and in particular, to the input and output of data from the electronic device. An object is connected to the electronic device and configured to convert a portion of the audio signal output by the electronic device into an ...more ...less
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US10188959B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10188959B2
Publication date: 2019-01-29
Application number: 15/297,025
Filing date: 2016-10-18
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: Toy track sets for toy vehicles are disclosed. A toy track set for a toy vehicle may include a first track section having a first travel surface and a first tubular connector at a first connecting end of the first travel surface. The toy track set may further include a second track section that is configured to be rotatably coupled to the first tubular connector. The second track section may include a second travel surface having first and second travel portions. The second track section may be configured to rotate relative to the first track section between a first position in which the first travel surface forms a continuous travel path with the first travel portion, and a second position in which the first travel surface forms a continuous travel path with the second travel portion. Toy track sets for toy vehicles are disclosed. A toy track set for a toy vehicle may include a first track section having a first travel surface and a first tubular connector at a first connecting end of the first travel surface. The toy track set may further include a second ...more ...less