Updated 30 December, 2016  

Robin Keith Knibbs, Private - Inventor

Robin Keith Knibbs was born in Lincolnshire, the younger of two sons born to Leonard Reginald Knibbs and his wife Mabel. 
 

Balance Operated Game  
In December 1980, Robin patented a toy game comprises a simulated alligator body having a pair of jaws mounted thereon for movement between relatively closed and opened positions. At least one of the alligator's legs is pivotally mounted on the body for movement between an extended position wherein the leg engages the support surface for the toy and a second, retracted position. A latch arrangement is provided in the body operatively engaged with the leg for releasably latching the upper jaw in its opened position upon movement of the leg from its retracted to its extended position. A plurality of game objects are placed in the lower jaw to cause it to move away from the upper jaw toward its open position. The lower jaw is operatively engaged with the latch to release it upon movement of the lower jaw past a predetermined position so that the jaws return together to their closed position and the leg moves to its retracted position whereby the toy simulates a snapping action in the animal. 

Download PDF of patent.
 

Toy Doll and Accessories 
In February 1990, Robin invented a toy doll which includes a substantially flat, rigid, free standing main body member and a substantially rigid clothing member which is detachably securable to the main body member to provide a simulated suit of clothing therefor. The clothing member includes a substantially flat front plate portion of substantially the same peripheral configuration as a portion of the main body member and a peripheral flange portion which is engageable with the side surfaces of the main body member for securing the clothing member thereto. The doll can be effectively utilized in combination with an animal member accessory by assembling the doll on the back of the animal member and the clothing member can be disassembled from the body member and assembled on a simulated clothing rack accessory.

Download PDF of patent.
 

Running Body & Racing Game
In September 1994, Robin invented a running body having an animal model with four legs such as a horse model for a horse racing game, and a racing game apparatus using a plurality of the running bodies, are disclosed. Each running body comprises a movable body which can be transferred along a track formed on a table, and an animal model having four legs, of which the fore and hind legs can be swung back and forth accompanying the movement of the movable body and which can move on or above the track. The animal model comprises: a pair of upper limbs of fore legs, each of which conducts a predetermined swinging back and forth on a shaft attached to a barrel of the animal model; a pair of lower limbs of fore legs, each of which conducts a predetermined swinging back and forth on a shaft attached to a lower portion of the upper limb, by the swinging of the pair of upper limbs; and a swinging mechanism for swinging the pair of upper limbs by changing the transfer movement of the movable body to a swinging movement.

Download PDF of patent.
 

Model Figures.
In August, 1980, Robin patented a model figure of an animal which can be caused to perform a forward walking movement or like forward travelling motion by the application of finger or other manual pressure to the head of the model animal.

Download PDF of patent.
 

Model Figures.
In August 1977, Robin patented a model figure representing a horse and rider and consisting basically of two pivotally interconnected parts, each of which is an integral unit, formed, for example, of moulded plastic material. In one embodiment of the invention one of the parts is constituted by the arms of the rider and the majority of the horse, apart from the shoulders and fore legs. The hind legs may be formed integrally with this part or they may be pivotally attached to it. The second part of the model in this embodiment consists of the shoulders of the horse and the whole of the rider, apart from the arms. The fore legs may be formed integrally with this second part or they may be pivotally attached thereto.

Download PDF of patent.

   Search this site or the web        powered by FreeFind
 
  Site search Web search

HOME
Introduction|What's New?|Index of Individuals|Surnames|Casualties of War
Location of Events|Chronology of Events|Occupations|Who are They?|