Patent Number: 7,713,105

Title: Launching device for a flying toy

Abstract: The present invention relates to a launching device for a flying toy. The launching device facilitates the transition of the flying toy from a resting state to a flying state. The launching device may include elements for holding one or more parts of the flying toy in a retracted position while the flying toy is in a resting state and for releasing the parts when the flying toy launches into a flying state. According to the invention, the launching device includes a launch-assist mechanism that provides a force to facilitate the launch of the flying toy.

Inventors: Barthold; Mark (Torrance, CA)

Assignee: Mattel, Inc.

International Classification: A63H 13/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018