US 9,808,728 B1
Toy vehicle having laterally expanding wheels
Christopher Huisman, Dyersville, IA (US)
Assigned to TOMY INTERNATIONAL, INC., Dyersville, IA (US)
Filed by TOMY International, Inc., Dyersville, IA (US)
Filed on Jan. 31, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/420,413.
Int. Cl. A63H 17/26 (2006.01); A63H 17/05 (2006.01); B62K 9/00 (2006.01); B60B 35/10 (2006.01)
CPC A63H 17/262 (2013.01) [A63H 17/05 (2013.01); B60B 35/1009 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A toy vehicle comprising:
a chassis;
at least two wheels; and
an actuating mechanism configured to couple the at least two wheels to the chassis and to move the at least two wheels between a retracted position and an extended position in which a width of each wheel of the at least two wheels is increased, the actuating mechanism including a lever configured to be moved between a first position corresponding to the retracted position of the at least two wheels and a second position corresponding to the extended position of the at least two wheels, the actuating mechanism further including a first gear section secured to a first arm of the lever and coupled to a first hub of a first wheel of the at least two wheels, and a second gear section coupled to a second hub of a second wheel of the at least two wheels,
wherein the first gear section is coupled to the second gear section by a gear.