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Levitating ball toy
« on: April 01, 2019, 09:12:51 PM »


[/size][size=78%]https://patents.google.com/patent/US7048604[/size]
[/size]Toy 10 may further include one or more control elements 28, which allow the user to manipulate object 18, such as by altering both the force and/or direction of travel of air stream 20 along pathway 16. By altering the force of air stream 20, the user may alter the height at which object 18 floats or levitates above body 12. Moreover, by altering the direction of travel of air stream 20, the user may move object 18 along the pathway. Thus, by coordinately altering both the force and direction of air stream 20, the user may move object 18 under, over, through, or, around the plurality of obstacles 22 selectively positioned along pathway 16.[/color]
[/size]Typically, air stream 20 is produced by a levitation mechanism 30. One example of a suitable levitation mechanism 30 is shown in FIG. 2. Levitation mechanism 30 includes a housing 32enclosing a fan 34. Extending from housing 32 is an airflow passage 36, which terminates in an orifice 38. Operation of fan 34 creates air stream 20, which may be directed through airflow passage 36 and out orifice 38. Orifice 38 may be oriented such that air stream 20 may be directed upwardly through body 12 and perpendicular to pathway 16.[/color]
[/size]As further shown in FIG. 2, the direction of air stream 20 may be altered by any suitable means including by adapting housing 32 to rotate, such that airflow passage 36 and orifice 38 are also rotated. As shown, housing 32 may rotate around axis 40 and channel 15 may be oriented such that orifice 38 is located underneath channel 15throughout the entire rotation. Thus, when the housing rotates in a first direction 42, object 18 will be seen to travel along pathway 16 in that direction, for example, clockwise. Similarly, when the housing rotates in a second direction 44, object 18 will be seen to travel along pathway 16 in the opposite direction, for example, counterclockwise.[/color]
[/size]The force of air stream 20 may be altered by any suitable means including controlling the speed of fan 34 or the use of an airflow restriction or diversion device. For example, the airflow control device may include a barrier that may be moved to restrict the movement of air produced by fan 34into airflow passage 36 by incrementally blocking airflow passage 36. An exemplary air flow restriction device is described in greater detail below with respect to the embodiment depicted in FIGS. 3–7.[/color]

 

kav

Re: Levitating ball toy
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 09:58:34 PM »
Please re-post without formatting. Thanks
 

Sputnik

Re: Levitating ball toy
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 02:40:58 PM »


Is the forum function not the user who change the text.
When you copy text you can not post it on forum because you get strange output.

This is what you do, copy the text into your computers notepad, then copy the test from the notepad to the forum.
Then it works without getting strange formating text error.

Cheers
 
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UnlikelySam

Re: Levitating ball toy
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 03:33:24 PM »



https://patents.google.com/patent/US7048604

Toy 10 may further include one or more control elements 28, which allow the user to manipulate object 18, such as by altering both the force and/or direction of travel of air stream 20 along pathway 16. By altering the force of air stream 20, the user may alter the height at which object 18 floats or levitates above body 12.

Moreover, by altering the direction of travel of air stream 20, the user may move object 18 along the pathway. Thus, by coordinately altering both the force and direction of air stream 20, the user may move object 18 under, over, through, or, around the plurality of obstacles 22 selectively positioned along pathway 16.

Typically, air stream 20 is produced by a levitation mechanism 30. One example of a suitable levitation mechanism 30 is shown in FIG. 2. Levitation mechanism 30 includes a housing 32enclosing a fan 34.

Extending from housing 32 is an airflow passage 36, which terminates in an orifice 38. Operation of fan 34 creates air stream 20, which may be directed through airflow passage 36 and out orifice 38. Orifice 38 may be oriented such that air stream 20 may be directed upwardly through body 12 and perpendicular to pathway 16.

As further shown in FIG. 2, the direction of air stream 20 may be altered by any suitable means including by adapting housing 32 to rotate, such that airflow passage 36 and orifice 38 are also rotated.

As shown, housing 32 may rotate around axis 40 and channel 15 may be oriented such that orifice 38 is located underneath channel 15throughout the entire rotation. Thus, when the housing rotates in a first direction 42, object 18 will be seen to travel along pathway 16 in that direction, for example, clockwise. Similarly, when the housing rotates in a second direction 44, object 18 will be seen to travel along pathway 16 in the opposite direction, for example, counterclockwise.

The force of air stream 20 may be altered by any suitable means including controlling the speed of fan 34 or the use of an airflow restriction or diversion device. For example, the airflow control device may include a barrier that may be moved to restrict the movement of air produced by fan 34into airflow passage 36 by incrementally blocking airflow passage 36. An exemplary air flow restriction device is described in greater detail below with respect to the embodiment depicted in FIGS. 3-7.


I think thats what Heatmap intended ;)
 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 03:45:30 PM by UnlikelySam »
 
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heatmap

Re: Levitating ball toy
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 01:24:05 PM »
when i posted, there was no option on the actualy post to edit it and i jsut said screw it so thanks to everyone