Bug-Like Flip Toy

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U.S. Patent : 6,488,559

Inventor : Pearl Hintz

The present invention relates generally to jumping toys and, more specifically, to a bug-like flipping toy having four resilient leg members extending from a substantially horizontal body member with a depression member in the form of an extended posterior position that, when an external force is applied thereupon, will deform the leg members and create reciprocal tension between the surface that the toy is on and the body member until the external force is removed allowing the front legs to recoil and propel the anterior body portion upward as the two posterior legs rebound to their original position thereby launching the present invention tumbling into a horizontal and vertical trajectory.

As attorney for the inventor of the innovative Bug-like Flipping Toy we are currently seeking manufacturing companies to license, purchase patent rights or enter into a royalty agreement for this timely invention.

Bug-Like Flip ToyClick on the picture to the left to view a short video presentation of the Bug-like Flipping Toy in action. (windows media required)

Invention Objects & Goals

  • to provide a flipping bug-like toy having anterior legs with a generally horizontal width that extend acurately forward and downward from the body member so the legs will flatten and extend when compressed

  • to provide a a flipping bug-like toy having a body with a depression member for the user to exert pressure upon, thereby deforming the legs and creating the potential power for the projection that will occur once the external pressure is removed

  • to provide a toy that is fun and easy to use and economical in cost to manufacture

Patent Drawings

The following pictures are meant to display possible physical characteristics of the present invention and are not to be taken in a limiting sense. It is understood that other embodiments may be utilized and that structural changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention.

10 Bug-Like Flip Toy 34 right posterior leg
12 horizontal surface 36 left posterior leg end
20 body 38 right posterior leg end
22 depression member 40 left posterior leg top edge
24 left anterior leg 42 right posterior leg top edge
26 right anterior leg 44 left posterior leg bottom edge
28 left anterior leg end 46 right posterior leg bottom edge
30 right anterior leg end 48 eyes
32 left posterior leg 50 hair

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Figure 1 is a perspective view of the present invention on a flat surface ready for use.

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Figure 2 is a perspective view of the present invention in use. Shown is an external force being applied to the depression member causing the posterior leg members to sepatate to create the potential energy for propulsion.

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Figure 3 is a top view of the present invention.

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Figure 4 is a side view of the present invention taken from Figure 3 as indicated.

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Figure 5 is a front view of the present invention taken from Figure 3 as indicated.

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Figure 6 is a rear view of the present invention taken from Figure 3 as indicated.

Contact Information

If you are interested in licensing, purchasing the rights to the above invention or entering into a royalty agreement please contact the office of Michael I. Kroll as follows:

Michael I. Kroll
80 Skyline Drive, Suite 304
Plainview, New York 11803
Tel. #: 800-367-7774
Tel. #: 516-367-7777
Fax #: 800-367-7999
Fax #: 516-802-0510
E-Mail patent@invention.net

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