Global Patent Index - EP 1003598 A1

EP 1003598 A1 2000-05-31 - REMOTELY CONTROLLED TOY VEHICLE WITH COMMON CASTOR FRONT STEERING

Title (en)

REMOTELY CONTROLLED TOY VEHICLE WITH COMMON CASTOR FRONT STEERING

Title (de)

FERNGESTEUERTES SPIELZEUGFAHRZEUG MIT GEMEINSAMER FRONTLENKROLLE

Title (fr)

VOITURE-JOUET TELEGUIDEE A CHASSE DE DIRECTION AVANT COMMUNE

Publication

EP 1003598 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98920158 A

Priority

  • US 9808956 W
  • US 90977897 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9907453A1] A chassis (16) supports a toy vehicle body (11) and a pair of front wheels (14, 15) together with a pair of rear wheels (12, 13). A dual motor differential drive mechanism provides independent differential steering and propulsion of the vehicle through remote control of the rear wheels. An integral steering caster (51) supporting both front wheels in a common caster apparatus is pivotally supported by a single forwardly positioned pivot (50) between the chassis and the caster. The pivoting action of the common caster in response to vehicle turning moves the inner one of the front wheels rearwardly while moving the outer one of the front wheels in a turn forwardly. This pivotal movement is accomplished with a simple, low cost steering caster and provides a heightened appearance and performance effect.

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

A63H 17/39

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63H 17/36 (2006.01); A63H 17/39 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63H 17/36 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9907453A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9907453 A1 19990218; AU 7279198 A 19990301; AU 742596 B2 20020110; BR 9809250 A 20000627; CA 2280720 A1 19990218; EP 1003598 A1 20000531

INPADOC legal status


2002-03-13 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20020116

2000-05-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990831

2000-05-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT NL PT SE