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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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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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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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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
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US10188957B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10188957B2
Publication date: 2019-01-29
Application number: 15/296,554
Filing date: 2016-10-18
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: Presented herein are techniques in which the proximity of an object to a toy is determined using a photosensor (photo sensor) circuit. The proximity is classified/categorized as falling into one of a plurality of different proximity ranges. The proximity range in which the object is located is mapped to one or more audible or visual outputs, where the audible or visual outputs are adjusted/varied as the relative proximity of the object to the toy changes. Presented herein are techniques in which the proximity of an object to a toy is determined using a photosensor (photo sensor) circuit. The proximity is classified/categorized as falling into one of a plurality of different proximity ranges. The proximity range in which the ...more ...less
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CN107952251A
Publication/Patent Number: CN107952251A
Publication date: 2018-04-24
Application number: 201710978163
Filing date: 2017-10-18
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 endof 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 firsttravel 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 endof the first travel surface. The toy track set may further include a second ...more ...less
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CN107952253A
Publication/Patent Number: CN107952253A
Publication date: 2018-04-24
Application number: 201710978176
Filing date: 2017-10-18
Assignee: MATTEL,INC.
Abstract: Toy play systems are disclosed. A toy play system may include a first toy play set having a first base. The first base may include opposed upper and lower sides, the upper side may include at least one play feature and the lower side may include a plurality of protrusions. The toy play system may further include a base connector which may have at least two coupling structures. At least a first coupling structure of the at least two coupling structures may frictionally engage a protrusion of the plurality of protrusions. At least a second coupling structure of the at least two coupling structures may frictionally engage a second toy play set. Toy play systems are disclosed. A toy play system may include a first toy play set having a first base. The first base may include opposed upper and lower sides, the upper side may include at least one play feature and the lower side may include a plurality of protrusions. The ...more ...less
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US20180078869A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20180078869A1
Publication date: 2018-03-22
Application number: 15/707,101
Filing date: 2017-09-18
Inventor: Schmid, Paul  
Assignee: MATTEL, INC.
Abstract: A toy vehicle track set according to present invention includes a first track portion, a second track portion, a base to which the first and second track portions are coupled, and a carriage. At least one of the first track portion and the second track portion is repositionable about the base with respect to the other track portion and the carriage is movably coupled to the base. The carriage is positionable proximate to the first track portion, the second track portion, or both the first and second track portions. A toy vehicle track set according to present invention includes a first track portion, a second track portion, a base to which the first and second track portions are coupled, and a carriage. At least one of the first track portion and the second track portion is repositionable ...more ...less
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US9962618B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9962618B2
Publication date: 2018-05-08
Application number: 13/713,703
Filing date: 2012-12-13
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A reconfigurable toy vehicle is provided, the toy vehicle having: a first configuration and a second configuration; a main body portion, having a forward end, a rearward end and a pair of side members extending from the forward end to the rearward end; at least two telescopic wings attached to the main body portion; a retractable canopy movably secured to the main body portion, the retractable canopy being configured to cover a portion of the main body portion when the toy vehicle is in the second configuration; and a folding rear portion pivotally mounted to the main body portion, wherein movement of the folding rear portion causes the toy vehicle to transition between the first configuration to the second configuration. A reconfigurable toy vehicle is provided, the toy vehicle having: a first configuration and a second configuration; a main body portion, having a forward end, a rearward end and a pair of side members extending from the forward end to the rearward end; at least two telescopic ...more ...less
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US9944268B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9944268B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 15/093,115
Filing date: 2016-04-07
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an electronic drive system for a battery powered ride-on toy vehicle.
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US20180229133A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20180229133A1
Publication date: 2018-08-16
Application number: 15/895,019
Filing date: 2018-02-13
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A reconfigurable doll is disclosed. The reconfigurable doll includes a body, an accessory, and a movement mechanism. The body including a torso and hip portion that is movably coupled to the torso. The accessory is coupled to the body and movable between a first position and a second position. The movement mechanism is configured to move the torso with respect to the hip portion and simultaneously move the accessory between the first position and the second position. A reconfigurable doll is disclosed. The reconfigurable doll includes a body, an accessory, and a movement mechanism. The body including a torso and hip portion that is movably coupled to the torso. The accessory is coupled to the body and movable between a first position and a ...more ...less
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US20180229135A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20180229135A1
Publication date: 2018-08-16
Application number: 15/895,043
Filing date: 2018-02-13
Inventor: Tsui, Sam   Cao, Kevin  
Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
Abstract: A remotely controlled toy vehicle includes a front assembly, a rear assembly, a drive mechanism, and a roll mechanism. The front assembly and the rear assembly each include at least one wheel and the drive mechanism includes a drive motor configured to drive at least one of the at least one wheel of the front assembly and the at least one wheel of the rear assembly. The roll mechanism includes a roll motor configured to roll one of the front assembly and the rear assembly with respect to the other of the front assembly and the rear assembly. A remotely controlled toy vehicle includes a front assembly, a rear assembly, a drive mechanism, and a roll mechanism. The front assembly and the rear assembly each include at least one wheel and the drive mechanism includes a drive motor configured to drive at least one of the ...more ...less
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US20180369705A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20180369705A1
Publication date: 2018-12-27
Application number: 16/013,620
Filing date: 2018-06-20
Inventor: