ApplicationNo. 06/615802 filed on 05/31/1984
US Classes:446/7, SIMULATION OF VEHICLE COCKPIT OR OF VEHICLE CONTROL135/125, Flexible structure446/478, Folding or collapsible52/2.21, Upstanding column (e.g., mast, tower)52/2.24Sheetlike member comprising plural, edge-joined sections
ExaminersPrimary: Hafer, Robert A.
Assistant: Nolan, Daniel
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA63H 33/00 (20060101)
AbstractA downwardly opening canopy is provided and supported from an inflatable skeletal frame including a generally rectangular base portion and crossed-intersecting inflatable arch members. The canopy is constructed of translucent material and has an ocean ship sailing scene, in color, thereon with the scene being visible from within and from without the canopy. A yieldably supported pedestal is mounted within the area enclosed by the canopy and rotatably mounts a simulated ship's wheel therefrom. In addition, a compass pointer is rotatably journalled from the upper portion of the pedestal and the ship's wheel is drivingly connected to the compass needle for rotating the latter responsive to rotation of the ship's wheel. Also, water spray jet structure is disposed about the interior of the canopy and selectively operable by controls mounted atop the pedestal and a simulated mast is mounted in a central portion of the area enclosed by the canopy and includes lines supported therefrom which may be operated by children to simulate raising and lowering sails. Further, one wall portion of the canopy includes a rowing practice mechanism supported therefrom and the frame is closed at its bottom by a waterproof bottom wall having water outlet structure associated therewith spaced slightly above the bottom wall.