Global patent index - EP 1073503 A1

EP 1073503 A1 2001-02-07 - TOY VEHICLE PLAYSET FORMED OF INTERCHANGEABLE INTERLOCKING VERTICALLY STACKED MODULES

Title (en)

TOY VEHICLE PLAYSET FORMED OF INTERCHANGEABLE INTERLOCKING VERTICALLY STACKED MODULES

Title (de)

SPIELFAHRZEUG AUS AUSWECHSELBAREN, VERTIKALGESTAPELTEN STECKMODULEN

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE DE JEU AVEC VEHICULE CONSTITUE DE MODULES INTERCHANGEABLES EMPILES S'EMBOITANT VERTICALEMENT

Publication

EP 1073503 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99935802 A

Priority

  • US 9916528 W
  • US 13642898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0010670A1] A plurality of vertically stackable playset modules (11, 12, 13, 14) include respective male and female connectors (62, 50) for interlocking the modules in a selected vertical arrangement. Each module further includes one or more tiers (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) and connecting ramps (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) between tiers to provide a complete structure when the array is formed. The modules are interchangeable and interlocking to allow the vertical arrangement of modules to be changed and the playset reassembled in a snap-fit attachment between modules for secure playset structure. In the preferred fabrication of the present invention, one or more modules are configured to be base modules intended to rest upon a support surface such as a floor or table. However, in an alternate assembly, each module may be capable of placement anywhere in the array.

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

A63H 17/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63H 17/44 (2006.01); A63H 18/02 (2006.01); A63H 33/30 (2006.01); A63H 33/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63H 17/44 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0010670 A1 20000302; AU 5120499 A 20000314; AU 753994 B2 20021031; CA 2332998 A1 20000302; EP 1073503 A1 20010207; EP 1073503 A4 20060125

INPADOC legal status

2008-07-30 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20070801

2006-01-25 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20051208

2006-01-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: A63H 17/44 19680901AFI20051202BHEP

2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001127

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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