WO1993003808A1 - Multiple segment track and junction clip for toy vehicles - Google Patents

Multiple segment track and junction clip for toy vehicles

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WO1993003808A1
WO1993003808A1 PCT/US1992/002966 US9202966W WO1993003808A1 WO 1993003808 A1 WO1993003808 A1 WO 1993003808A1 US 9202966 W US9202966 W US 9202966W WO 1993003808 A1 WO1993003808 A1 WO 1993003808A1
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track
sidewalls
toy vehicle
junction
segments
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PCT/US1992/002966
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Gary M. Saffer
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Mattel, Inc.
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS
    • A63H18/00Highways or trackways for toys; Propulsion by special interaction between vehicle and track
    • A63H18/02Construction or arrangement of the trackway
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS
    • A63H18/00Highways or trackways for toys; Propulsion by special interaction between vehicle and track
    • A63H18/02Construction or arrangement of the trackway
    • A63H18/026Start-finish mechanisms; Stop arrangements; Traffic lights; Barriers, or the like

Abstract

A toy vehicle trackset (10) includes a plurality of track segments (13, 14, 15, 16) having generally planar trackbed portions raised sidewalls (30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 41, 43, 44). A toy vehicle launcher (11) is secured to one end of the trackway (10) and a toy vehicle (12) is situated within the trackway (10) and caused by the launcher to be accelerated through the succession of track segments (13, 14, 15, 16) forming the trackway (10). The track segments (13, 14, 15, 16) are joined in an overlapping configuration and secured by a plurality of resilient junction clips (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) which are received upon overlapping portions of the sidewalls (30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 41, 43, 49) of each track segment (13, 14, 15, 16).

Description

MULTIPLE SEGMENT TRACK AND JUNCTION CLIP FOR TOY VEHICLES

SPECIFICATION

Field of the Invention

This invention relates generally to toy vehicles and particularly to multiple segmented tracks used in combination therewith.

Background of the Invention

Toy vehicles have been provided by toy makers in a variety of shapes and operational configurations. Such toy vehicles may be powered or unpowered and provided with a variety of movement mechanisms such as rolling wheels or the like. One of the more popular types of toy vehicles provided through the years is found in toy vehicle playsets in which one or more toy vehicles are combined with a track structure which the toy vehicle traverses during the play activity. A further variant of such toy vehicle tracksets is provided in sets having a vehicle launcher or similar device to impart acceleration to the toy vehicle and speed it along the track.

While a great variety of track structures have been provided which have enjoyed considerable variation, most provide an interior usually flat rolling surface having raised sidewalls or other containment devices on either side of the rolling surface. Additional mechanisms such as recessed grooves or raised guiding ribs have been provided to cooperate with the toy vehicle in maintaining the vehicle upon the track. In most toy vehicle tracksets, the track is formed of a plurality of individual segments which are joined to provide the lengthy track. In a typical toy vehicle trackset, the segments are formed of a molded plastic material or the like and provided with interlocking joint structures which facilitate the joining of the track segments to form a continuous track. In many instances, the segments are formed in both straight and curved configurations and are interchangeable to provide a variety of track patterns further enhancing the amusement and entertainment value of the trackset.

For example, U.S. Patent 4,997,187 issued to S ollar, et al. sets forth a TOY VEHICLE SLOT TRACK in which a track section for slot track racing games includes double wall box channels formed by alignment projections and receptacles therefor on each of the .opposite sides of the tracks. A pair of hooks are provided on each segment to prevent accidental disconnection of the track segments. A thin mechanism is provided which concentrates bending forces to preclude random bending under stress conditions.

U.S. Patent 3,707,804 issued to Cook sets forth a GROOVED TRACK FOR TOY VEHICLES which includes track segments defining a center trackway and raised sidewalls. A plurality of grooves are defined in the center trackway and a corresponding plurality of separating ridges define a plurality of track paths for multiple vehicles. The separating ribs are structured to permit vehicles to transfer from one track path to another.

U.S. Patent 3,712,541 issued to Merino, et al. sets forth a TROUGH-SHAPED TOY VEHICLE TRACK for use with self-powered or coasting-type toy vehicles. The track structure permits faster vehicles to pass slower vehicles by encouraging the vehicles to wander gradually from one side of the track to the other. Thus, the track is concave having a radius of curvature greater than its width to encourage vehicle wandering. The track is formed in a plurality of segments which are joined by interlocking junction mechanisms.

U.S. Patent 3,343,793 issued to Waser sets forth a TRACK STRUCTURE FOR TOY VEHICLES having a plurality of segments each defining a concave trackway surface and a plurality of interacting cooperating joint mechanisms. The concave trackway receives a nonpowered type toy t vehicle which is guided through the trackway in response to the concave surface thereof.

U.S. Patent 3,587,190 issued to Ashton sets forth a TOY HAVING FLEXIBLE TRACK which utilizes a ball rather than a toy vehicle. The track is formed to define confining walls which retain the rolling ball and a center trackway. The confining mechanism is provided by flexible track rails which attach to a center generally planar trackway member. The track sidewalls and trackway member are formed of a flexible material permitting multiple twisting of the trackway.

U.S. Patent 4,397,465 issued to Gable sets forth a FLEXIBLE STRIP WITH ROLLING AND BENDING MEANS in which a toy vehicle track is formed of a thin strip of flexible material having a pair of bend lines parallel to its length to enhance bending. The strip is connected at one end to a drum, the rotation of which causes the strip to be rolled on the drum for storage. A shaper is provided in association with the drum such that the flexible strip may be drawn outwardly from the drum through the shaper bending the parallel segments upwardly forming sidewalls of a track for toy vehicles. U.S. Patent 4,898,404 issued to Babcock sets forth a CHILDREN'S BOOK PROVIDING A CONTINUOUS ROADWAY in which a plurality of separate roadway landscapes are printed upon the pages of a children's book. The paging of individual book pages provides selection of a roadway configuration. The book is then laid open face up upon a play surface forming a roadway for toy vehicles.

U.S. Patent 4,990,117 issued to Yonezawa sets forth a MAGNETIC FORCE-GUIDED TRAVELING TOY in which a toy vehicle travels upon the surface of a travel board. A magnetically attractive path is formed on the play board. The play board is formed of a plurality of interlocking planar tiles which may be multiply configured to form a variety of travel paths for the magnetically guided vehicle thereon.

While the foregoing described prior art devices have provided enjoyable play with toy vehicles, the track mechanisms used therein are often expensive to fabricate and subject to damage during handling and use. In addition, the prior art toy vehicle trackways are often limited in the number of configurations or track shapes which may be utilized and constructed by the child user. Thus, there remains a continuing need in the art for an inexpensive, easy to use toy vehicle trackway system which facilitates. the easy assembly of multiple segments and which may be adapted to a variety of track configurations without undue expense and complexity.

Summary of the Invention

Accordingly, it is a general object of the present invention to provide an improved toy vehicle trackway and connector therefor. It is a more particular object of the present invention to provide an improved toy vehicle trackway which includes a plurality of trackway segments which may be easily joined in multiple configurations. It is a still more particular object of the present invention to provide an improved toy vehicle trackway which may be easily adapted to a variety of track configurations and shapes.

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided for use in a toy vehicle trackset, a toy vehicle comprises: a plurality of track segments each having a generally planar trackbed, a pair of upwardly extending sidewalls, and first and second ends; a plurality of junction clips each defining a generally planar outer rim and an offset tongue extending generally parallel to the outer rim, the track segments being joined by overlapping the first and second ends of each segment such that the sidewalls of one track segment are received within the adjoining track segment thereof and by forcing the junction clips upon each of the sidewalls such that overlapping sidewalls are received between the outer rim and the tongue of the junction clips.

Brief Description of the Drawings

The features of the present invention, which are believed to be novel, are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention, together with further objects and advantages thereof, may best be understood by reference to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in the several figures of which like reference numerals identify like elements and in which:

Figure 1 sets forth a perspective view of a toy vehicle trackset constructed in accordance with the present invention; Figure 2 sets forth a perspective view of a typical junction of the present invention toy vehicle trackset;

Figure 3 sets forth a front perspective view of a junction clip constructed in accordance with the present invention; and

Figure 4 sets forth a rear perspective view of the junction clip of Figure 3.

Description of the Preferred Embodiment

Figure 1 sets forth a perspective view of a toy vehicle trackset constructed in accordance with the present invention and generally referenced by numeral 10. Trackset 10 includes a launcher 11 having a plurality of track segments 13, 14, 15 and 16 serially joined in accordance with the present invention junction described below in greater detail to form an elongated trackway extending from launcher 11. A generally wedge-shaped ramp support 20 is positioned beneath track segment 16 directing the ladder upwardly to provide a jump ramp or launching ramp for trackset 10. While it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that any number of toy vehicles may be launched by launcher 11 to traverse track segments 13, 14, 15 and 16, it has been found particularly advantageous to utilize a ground effect skimming toy vehicle such as that set forth in copending application entitled SURFACE SKIMMING TOY, Serial Number 07/495,979, filed March 20, 1990 which is assigned to the assignee of the present application.

In accordance with an important aspect of the present invention, track segment 13 defines vertically extending sidewalls 30 and 31 and an intervening generally planar trackbed 32. Similarly, track segment 14 includes a pair of upwardly extending generally vertical sidewalls 33 and 34 and an intervening generally planar trackbed 35. In further accordance with an important aspect of the present invention, track segment

13 overlaps a portion of track segment 14 such that sidewalls 30 and 31 of track segment 13 are joined to sidewalls 33 and 34 of track segment 14 respectively by a pair of junction clips 50 and 51. The details of the present invention track segment junction thus provided are set forth below in greater detail. However, suffice it to note here that junction clips 50 and 51 provide reliable attachment between sidewalls 30 and 33 and sidewalls 31 and 34 of track segments 13 and 14 respectively while trackbed 32 rests upon the end portion of trackbed 35 overlapping segments 13 and 14 in the direction of travel for toy vehicle 12 indicated by arrow 11. Thus, with track segments 13 and 14 overlapped in the manner shown, toy vehicle 12 may easily traverse the junction of track segments 13 and 14.

Track segment 15 is formed in a similar fashion to track segments 13 and 14 and thus defines a pair of vertically extending sidewalls 40 and 41 and an intervening generally planar trackbed 42. Track segment

14 is joined to track segment 15 in a similar overlapping configuration to that shown between track segments 13 and 14. Thus, sidewalls 33 and 40 and sidewalls 34 and 41 of track segments 14 and 15 are joined by respective junction clips 52 and 53 to securely attach track segment 14 to track segment 15. Once again, it should be noted that trackbed surface 35 of track segment 14 overlaps trackbed surface 42 of track segment 15 to again facilitate the traversal of the track segment junction by toy vehicle 12 in the direction indicated by arrow 21.

Finally, track segment 16 is similarly configured having a pair of upwardly extending sidewalls 43 and 44 and an intervening generally planar trackbed 45. The junction between track segments 16 and 15 is provided by a similar overlapping configuration to that previously described for segments 13, 14 and 15 in which a pair of junction clips 54 and 55 secure sidewalls 40 and 43 and sidewalls 41 and 44 of track segments 15 and 16 respectively. By way of further similarity, trackbed surface 42 is positioned in an overlapping manner upon the end portion of trackbed 45 to provide the above- described overlapping attachment.

In operation, launcher 11, which may be fabricated in accordance with general fabrication techniques, is operative to impart an accelerating force to toy vehicle 12 thrusting it in the direction indicated by arrow 21. Toy vehicle 12 is thereafter accelerated down track segments 13, 14, 15 and 16 and due to the raised incline of track segment 16 thereafter launched into the air. During the travel of toy vehicle 12 along track segments 13, 14, 15 and 16, the respective sidewalls of each track segment are operative to confine toy vehicle 12 within the trackway path and to guide toy vehicle 12 in the direction of arrow 21. As is set forth below in greater detail, junction clips 50 through 55 are configured to facilitate the passage of toy vehicle 12 and to avoid impeding the travel thereof.

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention track segments may be fabricated using a variety of different materials. However, it has been found economically advantageous to fabricate the present invention track segments from simple construction materials such as relatively stiff cardboard or the like. Thus, in accordance with an important economic advantage, the track segments of the present invention trackset may be formed by the child user by simply attaining a suitably shaped sheet of firm cardboard and bending upwardly extending sidewall portions in a configuration to suit the user's preference. It will be apparent, therefore, that the user may fabricate a great variety of track segments thereby increasing the flexibility and play value of the present invention toy vehicle track playset. In each configuration of track segments, the successive segments may be easily joined utilizing the present invention junction clips in the manner shown in Figure 1.

Figure 2 sets forth a partially sectioned perspective view of the overlapping junction portion of track segments 14 and 15. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the discussions relating to Figure 2 may apply equally well to the remaining track segment junctions in the present invention trackset. Specifically, track segment 14 includes a planar trackbed 35 having a pair of upwardly extending sidewalls 33 and 34. Sidewall 33 is formed by folding the portion thereof upwardly along a fold line 62. . Similarly, sidewall 34 is formed by folding the opposite side of track segment 14 along fold line 63. Similarly, track segment 15 is formed of a planar trackbed 42 having fold lines 60 and 61 defined therein. By way of further similarity, sidewalls 40 and 41 are formed by folding the extending portions thereof upwardly about fold lines 60 and 61 respectively.

Track segment 15 defines an end portion 47 while track segment 14 defines an end 46. To facilitate the easy traversal of toy vehicle 12 in the direction of travel indicated by arrow 22, track segment 14 is placed upon track segment 15 such that end 46 thereof overlaps a portion of track segment 15 and extends beyond end 47 of track segment 15. With segments 14 and 15 thus overlapped, sidewalls 33 and 34 of track segment 14 are received within sidewalls 40 and 41 respectively of track segment 15. In further accordance with the present invention, a pair of junction clips 52 and 53 are received upon the overlapping portion of sidewalls 33 and 40 and sidewalls 34 and 41 respectively. The structure of clips 52 and 53 is set forth below in greater detail. However, suffice it to note here that clip 52 includes a generally annular rectangularly shaped outer rim 65 defining a center aperture 64. Clip 52 further includes an inwardly and downwardly offset tongue 66. Thus, clip 52 is received upon sidewalls 33 and 40 such that outer rim 65 is positioned on the outer surface of sidewall 40 while tongue 66 is positioned upon the inner surface of sidewall 33. In its preferred form, clip 52 as well as the remaining junction clips of the present invention, are formed of a somewhat resilient but generally rigid molded plastic material or the like. Thus, the portion of sidewalls 33 and 40 captivated between outer rim 65 and tongue 66 of clip 52 are grasped in a compressive attachment due to the resilience of clip 52.

Clip 53 is identical in structure to clip 52 and defines an outer rim 56 having a rectangular shape and defining an interior aperture 57. Clip 53 further includes an inwardly and downwardly extending tongue 58. Clip 53 is received upon the overlapping portions of sidewalls 34 and 41 and provides a compressive captivating force .between outer rim 56 and tongue 58 to securely attach sidewalls 34 and 41.

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that clips 52 and 53 may be readily removed from track segments 14 and 15 to provide reassembly or adjustment of track segment configuration and thereafter easily replaced by forcing clips 52 and 53 downwardly upon the overlapping sidewall portions of the track segments. It should be noted that tongue 66 of clip 52 extends downwardly upon a portion of sidewall 33 but terminates well short of fold line 62. The space provided between the end portion of tongue 66 and fold line 62 provides an important clearance space along sidewall 33 to assure that tongue 66 does not interfere with toy vehicle 12 (seen in Figure 1) should toy vehicle 12 contact sidewall 33 in the area of the track segment junction. To further facilitate the passage of toy vehicle 12, tongue 66 defines an outer bevel 67 on the outer edges of tongue

66. Thus, in the event toy vehicle 12 rises or otherwise manages to impact tongue 66 of clip 52, the bevel surface of bevel 67 assures that toy vehicle 12 merely glances off tongue 66 and is not appreciably slowed by the contact. Clip 53 is identical to clip 52 and thus it should be understood that tongue 58 defines a similar bevelled surface (not shown) .

Figure 3 sets forth a front perspective view of a junction clip constructed in accordance with the present invention and generally referenced by numeral 70.

Junction clips 50 through 55 should be understood to be identical to junction clip 70 and thus the descriptions of clip 70 should be understood to apply equally well to clips 50 through 55. Accordingly, junction clip 70 defines a generally rectangular outer rim 71 having a center aperture 72 defined therein. Outer rim 71 further defines an upwardly extending annular ridge 73 extending about the outer periphery of rim 71. A downwardly extending tongue 74 is supported upon outer rim 71 by a support extension 77. Tongue 74 defines a generally planar rectangular member extending downwardly from support 77 and partially overlying aperture 72 in rim 71. Tongue 74 further defines an outer bevel surface 75 extending on both sides and along the lower edge of tongue 74. In addition, tongue 74 defines an inner surface 78 which in turn supports an elongated raised gripping rib 76 (better seen in Figure 4) .

As mentioned above, while it is recognized that clip 70 may be fabricated from any number of materials, it has been found particularly advantageous to form junction clip 70 as a single integral molded plastic member. The use of a molded plastic structure for clip 70 provides substantial economy of manufacture and with careful selection of the resiliency of material used in fabricating clip 70 the spring force provided between outer rim 71 and tongue 74 provides a reliable compressive force upon the captivated sidewall portions of the present invention trackway when assembled in the manner shown in Figures 1 and 2. In addition, raised ridge 73 upon outer rim 71 as well as ridge 75 on surface 78 of tongue 74 provide enhanced gripping of the captivated sidewall portions within clip 70 in the assembled position. Thus, the gripping force of clip 70 is further improved by the use of these raised gripping ridges.

Figure 4 sets forth a perspective view of clip 70 from the opposite side to that shown in Figure 3. Thus, clip 70 may be seen to be formed from rectangular outer rim 71 having aperture 72 defined therein. Clip 70 further includes an offset support 77 supporting tongue 74 in a downwardly extending configuration. Tongue 74 defines an inner surface 78 which supports a raised gripping ridge 76 in the manner described above.

What has been shown is an economical, easy to manufacture and easy to use multiple segment track playset having a simplified segment junction and attachment mechanism. The track segments may be simply formed from a variety of materials such as molded plastic or folded cardboard. The track segments are overlapped in the direction of travel and secured by a novel junction clip which facilitates secure attachment of the track segments while avoiding undue interference with toy vehicle passage through the track segments.

While particular embodiments of the invention have been shown and described, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that changes and modifications may be made without departing from the invention in its broader aspects. Therefore, the aim in the appended claims is to cover all such changes and modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

Claims

THAT WHICH IS CLAIMED" IS:
1. For use in a toy vehicle trackset, a toy vehicle comprising:
a plurality of track segments each having a generally planar trackbed, a pair of upwardly extending sidewalls, and first and second ends;
a plurality of junction clips each defining a generally planar outer rim and an offset tongue extending generally parallel to said outer rim,
said track segments being joined by overlapping said first and second ends of each segment such that said sidewalls of one track segment are received within the adjoining track segment thereof and by forcing said junction clips upon each of said sidewalls such that overlapping sidewalls are received between said outer rim and said tongue of said junction clips.
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