ApplicationNo. 06/822787 filed on 01/27/1986
US Classes:446/224, Having check valve152/379.3, Interlocking tire and rim152/415, Inflating devices152/9, Annular446/465Wheeled vehicle
ExaminersPrimary: Hafer, Robert A.
Assistant: Muir, D. Neal
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63H 17/00 (20060101)
A63H 17/26 (20060101)
AbstractA toy wheel formed with a balloon tire and hub is disclosed in which the tire can be inflated with a valve mechanism contained within the hub of the wheel. The hub is an assembly of hub and cap members which are interlocked together. The tire is a balloon with a single central opening at one end which is received over the hub, and the opposite end of the balloon is captured between the interlocked hub and cap members. The inflation valve comprises an air passageway through the hub member which is surrounded by a valve seat on its inside end. The valve seat is intersected with at least one axial slot along the inside end of the hub member to provide a release air passageway. The valve seat is preferably sealed by a sealing portion of the balloon. A pin with an enlarged diameter head is received in the air passageway to provide a valve operator which, when depressed, lifts the sealing portion of the balloon off the valve seat and releases the air pressure through the axial slot. In another embodiment, the valve operator can be provided with a valve member and a spring to bias it closed, against the valve seat on the hub member.
Field of SearchCONSTRUCTION TOY
With special tool or workholder
Vehicle (e.g., aircraft, automobile)
And means attachable to form a figure
Having check valve
Simulated aerial or space vehicle
ROLLING OR TUMBLING (E.G., WHEELED)
Having specific means for mounting axle to chassis