US 9,808,736 B2
Collapsible toy structures
Ku-Fong Su, Kowloon (HK)
Assigned to Kenyield International Group Ltd., Hong Kong (HK)
Filed by Kenyield International Group Ltd., Kowloon (HK)
Filed on Jan. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 14/990,991.
Prior Publication US 2017/0197155 A1, Jul. 13, 2017
Int. Cl. A63H 33/30 (2006.01); A63H 33/42 (2006.01)
CPC A63H 33/30 (2013.01) [A63H 33/3055 (2013.01); A63H 33/3072 (2013.01); A63H 33/42 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A collapsible toy structure comprising:
a back support having a left edge and a right edge;
a counter top pivotably connected to the back support such that the counter top is pivotable to an upright position, the counter top having a front edge and an underside;
a front wall that is pivotably connected to the underside of the counter top at a location offset from the front edge;
a left side wall having a left rear panel and a left front panel, the left rear panel having a rear edge that is secured to the left edge of the back support, and a front edge that is pivotably connected to the left front panel;
a right side wall having a right rear panel and a right front panel, the right rear panel having a rear edge that is secured to the right edge of the back support, and a front edge that is pivotably connected to the right front panel;
a locking mechanism having a block coupled to the back support and a locking bar rotatably connected to the block, the locking bar having opposite ends; and
wherein the toy structure assumes a collapsed position with the counter top pivoted to an upright position against the back support, the front wall pivoted to an upright position against the counter top, the left front panel and the right front panel pivoted against the front wall, and with the locking bar rotated to a position where its opposite ends are positioned against the left front panel and the right front panel.
 
6. A method of folding and locking a collapsible toy structure for storage, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a toy structure comprising:
a back support having a left edge and a right edge;
a counter top pivotably connected to the back support such that the counter top is pivotable to an upright position, the counter top having a front edge and an underside;
a front wall that is pivotably connected to the underside of the counter top at a location offset from the front edge;
a left side wall having a left rear panel and a left front panel, the left rear panel having a rear edge that is secured to the left edge of the back support, and a front edge that is pivotably connected to the left front panel;
a right side wall having a right rear panel and a right front panel, the right rear panel having a rear edge that is secured to the right edge of the back support, and a front edge that is pivotably connected to the right front panel; and
a locking mechanism having a block coupled to the back support and a locking bar rotatably connected to the block, the locking bar having opposite ends; and
(b) pushing the front wall towards the back support, thereby causing the counter top to pivot to an upright position against the back support, with the front wall being pivoted to an upright position against the counter top;
(c) pivoting the left front panel and the right front panel against the front wall; and
(d) rotating the locking bar to a position where its opposite ends are positioned against the left front panel and the right front panel.