Патент USA US2404729код для вставки
July 23, 1946-v v. H. HURT ‘ WATER TOY ' ' ' 2,404,729 _ Filed May 24, 1944 ‘ INVENTOR. WNW? ,6’. H067 BY “57% ATTORNEY ' Patented July 23, 1946 2,404,729 UNITED STATES PATE NT OFFICE * ‘WATER TGY Victor H. Hurt‘, Qran‘s‘ton, R. I., assignor-to United States Rubber Compan poration > of New Jersey Application May 24, 1944, Serial No..537,'117. 5 Claims. (01.‘9-417) ,2 The present inventionwrelates to in?atable water toys of ‘the type having ~ppntoon-like ‘members ‘at the sides of the, toy to provide a stabilized C011. struction, and. the invention relates more par ticularly to an improvement in. water toys 9f the type disclosed in the Hubbell Patent No. 138513768 The Huhbeu patent is directed to in?atable water toy such, as a swan, having pontoon-like stabilizing means secured to each (side 0f the swan’s. body at they lower portion thereof to cause the swan toremain in an upright or natural posi tion when it floats on the water withonly a Small portion of the body submerged This HubbeH toy, however, is not stable in water when therbody is . ‘ downwardly in. thewaterrunder the Weight ‘9.1? the load. ‘the ‘relatively Stiff. ‘less. will bend ‘outwardly and upwardlyunder the-buorangy 9f ‘the balloon like members. This willhelp to maintain thetoy in-astable-condition whether it is submerged to‘ a small or large degree. ‘ “ " l The above and other features of the :present invention will be more ‘fullyunderstood from the following description when read in sonneéiion with the accompanying drawing wherein: ' "" " Fig. 1 is a perspective ‘view Qf'the ‘ride-able Water toy of the present invention shown largelyl‘subé merged in water and with a person sitting Iastride the back of-the toy. > 15 Fig. 2 is a side view of the in?ated toy of Fig.1 The present invention provides a rideable toy shown standing on the ground .upon its fourlegsj largely submerged. designed toberidden in water key/a child or adult, 3 ‘is a side view of the‘ltoy of Fig. 1" shown and provides a mount that is stable when the submerged .to a considerable degree, and; ‘ greatenportiqn or the .toy is submerged under‘the Fig. 4 is a iront view of Fig. ’ “ e ‘ weight of the rider. 20 The vrideabl‘e inflated‘ toy‘ constructed in accord The rideable ‘Water toy contemplated by the present invention preferably resembles in appear ance a:fo11r1egged~animal, ‘such, for example, as a ance with the present invention maygbe made to resemble any one of a large master of ‘four-‘legged animals-in appearance, and one’ good’ construction residesin ‘the in?atable horse s'how'n'in ‘the. draw horse, ‘and has a body, and four legs‘, extending downwardly from the ‘body but each leg ter 25 ing and which hasabodyl 6, .a. head 'l‘l, friont'legs ' minates‘in ‘a large "oblate spheroidal or balloon like member. These legs will support the weight of the in?ated toy, whether it stands on the I? ‘each ‘ofwwhicli terminate in‘ a large balloon} like or oblate spheroidal member l3, and rear'legs' l4 each of which terminates in a similar balloon ground or on the surface of the water, and the like or oblate spheroidal member i5. The toy also balloon-like members act as stabilizing pontoons 30 preferably has the tail l6, and the air inlet valve at each side of the toy when the toy is partly or H of usual construction located at any desired largely submerged. point‘ for in?ating and de?ating the toy. The ‘ One important feature of the present inven entire toy may be formed of sheet rubber or of tion resides in the arrangement of the legs and rubberized fabric. The legs l2 and 14 preferably have the form of so that as the body of the toy is submerged the hollow rounded tubes that communicate with the legs will bend outwardly and upwardly to permit interior of the body Ill so that when the body is the buoyant balloon-like members to rise at the in?ated the legs and the balloon-like members sides of the toy to the approximate height of the formed integrally with the legs will also be in~ upper surface or back of the body of the toy, to 40 ?ated. As the result of this construction the legs thereby render the toy stable when it is nearly and balloon-like members when fully in?ated will submerged by the weight of a person riding the be sufficiently sti? to support the weight of the same. animal-like toy so that it will stand erect in a Another feature of the present invention resides normal position as shown in Fig. 2 upon the in an in?ated water toy resembling a four-legged " land and in the water, when not weighted down, animal and constructed so that when a person sits except that in the water the balloon-like mem on the back of such toy in the water, his legs will bers i3 and I5 will be partly submerged. hang downwardly in the clearance space between If increasing weight is gradually applied to the front and rear legs of the toy. A further the back of the body ID of the toy so as to force feature of the present invention resides in rounded 50 it down in the water the relatively stiff legs l2 and in?ated legs which attach the buoyant balloon M will spread outwardly away from each other like members to the body of the toy so that these and upwardly in the arc of circles under the legs, when the toy is in?ated will be stiff enough buoyancy of the balloon-like members l3 and to support the weight of the animal-like toy when 15. This will give a large amount of stability to it stands on land, and when the toy is forced 55 the toy as the body It! rests on or in the water, the large balloon-like members attached thereto, 35 $04,729 3 and four in?ated rounded legs extending out wardly and downwardly from the body and ter minating in enlarged oblate spheroidal members which are yieldingly held in spaced relation to the body by said in?ated legs which are adapted position approximately as high or slightly higher than the upper surface of the ‘back’ of the toy ' animal. _' ‘ - . . 4 2. A water toy comprising an in?ated body and as the weight upon the back of the toy is increased the relatively stiff legs will gradually bend upwardly substantially as shown in Fig. 4, to a position in which the buoyant balloon-like _members rise at the sides of the body [0 to a to bend as the body is submerged, the total lengths of the legs and enlarged members be . ing su?icient to rise at the sides of the body The buoyant pontoon'members l3 and ill will exert a stabilizing effect upon the toy, so long 10 to the approximate height of the upper surface as they are not completely submerged, but when ' of the body. 3. ,A water toy resembling an animal and com prising an in?atedbody and four in?ated legs extending outwardly and downwardly from the body and terminating in elongated oblate sphe roidal member the lengths of the legs and the members being such that as the body is sub merged the legs will fold toward the surface of the water and the members will rise at the sides 20 of the body to the approximate height of the completely submerged lose most of their sta- _ bilizing effect. Therefore the construction of ' the present invention is such that when the wa ter-toy is largely submerged under the weight of the rider as shown in Fig. 1, the balloon-like members l3 and [5 will still be partly out of the water so that if the toy leans to one side or the other the buoyant members at the lower side towards which the toy leans will exert an in upper surface of the body. a creasing lifting action upon the toy to restore 4. A water toy resembling a four-legged animal the same to its even keel. The total displace and comprising an in?ated body having attached ment of the four members l3 and I5 should pref thereto a head and four legs extending down erably equal at least one half that of the body [0 to impart the desired degree of stability to 25 wardly from the body near its opposite ends, and each leg terminating in a large balloon-shape the rideable toy. member which is ?exibly connected to the body It will be seen from the foregoing that when by its leg, and the combined length of the leg the present four-legged toy is in?ated it will and balloon-shape member is such that as the sta‘ndin a normal condition on its four legs under its own weight, and when ridden in water it will 30 body is submerged said member will rise to the ?oat in a stable manner even when mostly sub merged. Having thus described my invention, What I claim and’ desire to protect by Letters Patent 1s: - ' ' 1. An in?ated water toy comprising a body and four ?exible legs extending downwardly from the body and terminating in enlarged oblate spheroidal members which are so connected to the body by thev legs that as the body is sub merged the legs will bend and permit the buoyant oblate and spheroidal members to rise at the sides of the body to the approximate height of the upper surface of said body and thereby in crease the stability of the toy when largely sub 45 merged. approximate height of the upper surface of the body and thereby stabilize the toy when it is largely submerged by the‘weight of a person rid ing the toy. 5. A water toy comprising an in?ated body and in?ated rounded legs extending downwardly from the body and terminating in large balloon-shape members which are yieldingly held in spaced re lation to the body by the in?ated legs that are stiff enough to support the weight of thebody without bending, but are adapted to bend up- . wardly as the body is submerged by added weight and permit the balloon-like members to rise at the sides of the body to the approximate height of the upper surface of the body. . VICTOR H. HURT.