Global Patent Index - EP 0779087 B1

EP 0779087 B1 2001-05-02 - Water toy with a paddle wheel

Title (en)

Water toy with a paddle wheel

Title (de)

Wasserspielzeug mit Schaufelrad

Title (fr)

Jouet aquatique muni d'une roue à aubes

Publication

EP 0779087 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 96119914 A

Priority

US 57148995 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0779087A2] The toy has opposing side walls (18), which form a channel (14) through which water (16) flows. A rotating paddle wheel (30) is mounted in a bearing (34,36) on each of the walls, using axle spigots (42,48). The wheel has at least one vane (54) which stretches across the channel, and which is connected to the spigots so that it immerses in the channel during the rotation of the wheel, and moves through the water in order to create a flow in the direction of the channel. A free space which extends upwards is arranged between the axle spigots on the vanes which are above the channel. The space may be formed by a cutout (66,68) between the spigots, or a curving of the vanes. One of the spigots may also be lifted from its bearing, while the other spigot is retained in its bearing.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63H 23/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63H 23/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63H 23/16 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0779087 A2 19970618; EP 0779087 A3 19971112; EP 0779087 B1 20010502; DE 59606847 D1 20010607; US 5655943 A 19970812

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