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April 7, 1953 G. P. CHURUS MOVABLE MECHANICAL FIGURE Filed June 11, 1949 )IAlIIIIAII/II/I E g 5 M Laws 43 i A m 29 35 [a Sun-H ,2
INVENTOR'. J, 660%,5 cfiwus Patented Apr. 7, 1 953 George Par'Churus, Astoria, N. Y. Application June 11, 1949, Serial No. 98,531
I 1 Claim. ((146-120) l r p This invention relates to a movable mechanical figure. I
It is an object of the present invention to prolvide a figure mechanism having movable parts wherein the body of the figure canbe extended .upwardly by a remote control switch accessible to the operator, the arms can be caused tomove with the implements therein in elevated and inwardly bent directions as if carrying out the operations of cleaning a window.
It is another object of the present invention to providelairemote control mechanism adapted to cause, by selection, movements of a water brush in a manner to effect the cleaning of a window "surface with water and with the brush and a wiping element operable with other parts of the device to finally rid the window surface of water, and wherein movement can be effected to the various parts to cause the operation to take place at different levels and wherein the arms which carry the brush and wiping tool are of articulated construction which are automatically bent to give a transverse wiping movement as the lifting of 'thearm is effected;
Other objects of the present invention are to 'provide a mechanism for efiecting movement of the arms, the elevation of supporting parts and the movement of a head, whichis of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, ,easy. to control and operate, of pleasing appearance and efficient in. operation.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference maybe had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is aperspective view of the doll and the control mechanism embodying the features of the present invention.
Fig. 2 isa; sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1., v
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the arm mechanism.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the head operat- I-ing mechanism.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view of one of the magnet operated gear adjusting devices.
. ig. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on line ';a c of Fig. 5.
Referring now to the figuresflfl represents a base from which there extends a cable I [having a plurality of wires and connected with a control box I2 having different switches l3, l4, l5 and I6 thereon.
Also extending from the base 10 is a cable ll connected witha plug l8 which can be inserted in a wall receptacle for receiving electric current .in the brackets 21 associated therewith is a slide ,43 operable in an elongated slot of the bracket for the purpose of operating an electric motor IS. The electric motor [9 is preferably of the reversible type and the switches l3, l4, I5 and I6 are so constructed as to turn on the electric current for different solenoids, Fig. 5, to energize coil 22 serving to cause the downward displacement of magnet core 2|. This solenoid arrangement is provided in each of several boxes 23, 24, 25 and 26. Each box is carried on a bracket 21 depending from a transverse bracket 28.- Slidableupon a leg member 29 is a movable part 31 forming the upper body of the figure and carrying arm mechanism 32, shown in Fig. 3, and a head operating mechanism 33 connected to the head 34 of the figure, Fig. 4. The motor I9 is supported on the leg part 29 and more particularly on a transverse portion 35 thereof. Above the motor is a rotatable shaft 36 mounted in bearing brackets -31 and 38 carried on the leg part 29. This shaft carries large gear 39 meshing with a pinion 4| on the motor shaft to be driven by the same. Said shaft 36 also carries an elongated gear 42 above which are located the various boxes 23, 2t,
25 and 26. v p 7 Associated with each of the boxes and slidable 21, Fig. 6. On the slide is a stub shaft 45 carrying a large gear 46. This gear mayrotate with respect to the slide upon being lowered for engagement with the elongated gear 42. This gear 46 is lowered by the energization of the magnet coil 22, Fig. 5, and against the action of ,a tension spring 41 connected to a lug 45 on the bracket 21 and lying within thebox. Asthe gear 46 engages the gear 42, an arm 49 on the gear'will be moved to a lowered position and will pull cord 51 downwardly through a 111g 52 and through its connection with a lug 53 on the upper movable "body 3! will cause the movable body 3| tdbe elevated or lifted. This operation will be effected by merely pressing the button l3of the control box [2. Upon releasing the switch button H), the
body 3| will fall by gravity and come to rest in its lowered position. I
The box' 24 contains similar mechanism, just described and as shown in Fig. 5, and'when its 'gear 55'is'lowered and engageswith gear,42,.a .cable 56 connected to'a pin 5"! on the gear 55 will "bepulled downwardly to cause an upper arm part 58' of the arm mechanism to swing on a pivot pin 59 carried on a bracket 6| and more particularly on an upstanding projection 62 thereof. This cable 56 is connected to the arm part 58, as indicated at 63;
Pivoted upon the arm par-t 58 is a hand or lower arm part 64; pivoted as indicated at 65 and connected through a rod 66 to a lever 67 pivoted on the upper arm part 58 and having at its lower end a roller 69 adapted to engage with a cam H whereby to cause the lower arm 64 to be given a swinging movement about the pivot pin 65 and angled with respect to the arm part 58 so that a brush 12 carried by the arm 64 will be given a sweeping movement in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1 by the dotted .lines. The operation will have been carried out by pressing button I6.
The other or left arm of the doll has a similar mechanism and will be operated by a gear 73 upon button It being depressed to operate magnet in box 26. This left arm will have upper and lower parts, a rod and a lever with a roller operable upon a cam of the sameconstruction. and operable in the same manner as just described in connection with the arm mechanism 32 of- Fig. 3.
Associated with the magnetic box 25. is :a gear 15, Figs, 2 and 4, adapted to engage with gear '42 and which has a bevel face gear .15 meshing with and adapted to rotate a small pinion '71 connected to a shaft which extends upwardly and carries a crank arm 19 on :its upper end with a crank pin 8| which slides in an elongatedslot :82 of a lever 83 pivoted to a post 84 on the upper body 34 of the doll.
The head 34 is supper-ted on a post 65 on the structure 3|. This post is flanged at its lower end, as indicated at 86, to support the head vfor rotation. On'the post 85 is a bell crank 81 which is connectedto a pin 88 on the lever '83.
As button 14 is depressed, gear 75 'will be moved into engagement with elongated gear 42 and the head will swivel from side to side through the pivotal movement of the link 83. A weight 89 holds the post 85 and the head 34 in the upper structure 3|. This turning movement of the head will be continuous so long as the button 14 is depressed. "When the button is released, the
spring 41 of the box 25 will cause the gear 15 to be lifted out of engagement with the elongated gear 42.
In the left arm mechanism, the 'lowerpart or hand-thereofmay carry a squeegee or wiping device S'L'Fig. 1.
It should now be apparent that there has been provided a window wiping doll wherein motion is given to. the upper structure to elevate the same relative to the lower supporting structure. the
arms can be raised and drawn laterally to effect a wiping action, independently or together by depressing both operating buttons 15 and Iii, also that the head 34 can be caused to turn upon the upp r structure. This animates the doll completely and provides motions which could put the doll or the device to actual operation upon. a window to effect the cleaning thereof. Likewise, the device could be made to be carried in the hand with button controls on the same and when extended out of the window and held against the face thereof, action could be had upon the window. Actual water could be extended to the brush "[2 by means of a hose connection.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claim,
What is claimed is:
In a movable figure, a base, a hollow leg member fixed on said base, a hollow body portion mounted for vertical slidable movement on said hollow leg member, an electric motor in said leg member, an elongated gear extending transversely across said leg member and journalled for rotation, a driving connection between said elongated gear and said motor, a head member mounted to swivel on said body portion, a pair of articulated arms carried by said body portion, each arm including an upper part pivoted to said body portion for vertical movement and a lower part pivoted to said upper part, a plurality of braoketssecured in said body portion, a gear slidably mounted for vertical movement on each brackets, solenoid means associated with each bracket for selectively moving each of said lastmentioned gears into engagement withsaidelongated gear, switch mean for individually energizing each solenoid, an offset-pin carriedby each of said slidablymounted gears, a flexible connection between one of said pins and the upper part of one arm, a flexible connection between another of said pins and the other of said upper arm parts, whereby rotation of each Qfsa-idlast-mentioned gears by said. elongated gear will cause pivotal swinging of the upper part ofits. associated arm, a lever pivoted to each up er arm part. a cam carried by said body portion adjacent'one end of each lever, a flexible connection between the other end of each lever .and its associated lower arm part whereby pivotal movement ofeach upper arm part causes said one end of=each lever to ride on its associated cam to pivotally swing its associated lower arm. part in a plane trans.- verse to the plane of movement of its upper arm part, a connection means including a pair of bevel gears and a bellcrank. lever membermovable by rotation of said bevel gears, forming a connection between another of said pins and said head to effect: swivelling of Said hea upon-rotation of the gear carrying saidlast-mentioned Pin... and a flexible connection between another of said pins and said body portion effecting vertical reciprocating movement. of said body portion on said leg member.
GEORGE PAR CHURUS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Moran Jan; 16, I951