Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Swimming toy fish aquarium having magnetic drive system for magnetically driving the toy fish in the aquarium


Swimming toy fish aquarium having magnetic drive system for magnetically driving the toy fish in the aquarium
by William Moor


What is claimed is:

1. A swimming toy system comprising:

(a) an aquarium tank and water within the tank, the tank having a bottom wall and opposite side walls;

(b) a toy swimming in the water within said tank, the water toy comprising a body having means to at least partially float the toy body, and a magnet within the body;

(c) a first elongated housing and a second elongated housing, said housings being positioned at the bottom of the tank, on opposite side walls of said tank;

(d) a first magnetic drive within said first elongated housing and a second magnetic drive within said elongated second housing, each magnetic drive comprising a rotatable spindle;

(e) at least one magnetic member having north/south poles mounted on each spindle; and

(f) means to rotate the spindle of the first magnetic drive in a clockwise direction and to rotate the spindle of the second magnetic drive in a counter-clockwise direction, to thereby cause the toy to rise and swim in the tank.

2. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 wherein the aquarium tank is transparent and generally rectangular, having four opposite walls.

3. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 wherein the water toy is a toy fish.

4. A swimming toy system as in claim 3 wherein said aquarium contains a plurality of said toy fish which swim independently and in different directions simultaneously.

5. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 wherein each housing includes means to removably fasten the housing onto the tank.

6. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 further including a motor means comprising a first electric motor in the first housing and a second electric motor in the second housing.

7. A swimming toy system as in claim 6 further including a transmission within each housing for driving the spindle in said housing comprising at least a belt, a pinion, a pulley and a gear, and wherein each motor drives each spindle through its respective transmission.

8. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 wherein a plurality of magnets are mounted on each spindle.

9. A swimming toy system as in claim 1 wherein each housing has a connecting surface connected to the tank, each connecting surface having reversed, generally C shape and each housing having a clasp to hold the housing onto the tank.

10. A swimming toy system comprising:

(a) an aquarium tank containing water, said tank having a bottom wall and opposite side walls;

(b) a plurality of water toys adapted to swim in water in said tank, each water toy comprising a toy body having means to at least partially float the toy body, and a magnet within said body;

(c) a first elongated housing and a second elongated housing, each housings being adapted to be positioned proximate the bottom of said tank, on opposite side walls thereof;

(d) a first magnetic drive within the first housing and a second magnetic drive within the second housing, each magnetic drive comprising a rotatable spindle;

(e) means to rotatably mount each spindle;

(f) at least one magnetic member having north/south poles mounted in each spindle; and

(g) motor means to rotate the spindle of the first magnetic drive in a clockwise direction and to rotate the spindle of the second magnetic drive opposite thereto in a counter-clockwise direction to thereby cause the water toys to rise and swim in the tank.

11. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein the aquarium tank is transparent and rectangular tank having four opposite walls.

12. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein each water toy is a toy fish and the plurality of toy fish swim independently in different directions.

13. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein each housing is removably secured onto the tank.

14. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein the motor means comprises a first electric motor in the first housing and a second electric motor in the second housing.

15. A swimming toy system as in claim 14 and including a transmission within each housing comprising at least a belt, a pinion, a pulley and a gear and wherein each motor drives each spindle through its respective transmission.

16. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein a plurality of magnets are mounted on each spindle.

17. A swimming toy system as in claim 10 wherein each housing has a connecting surface adapted to be connected to the tank, each connecting surface having a reversed, generally C shape, and means for securing each housing onto the tank.

2 comments:

Mumolo said...

longest dropsy poem yet. serious literature.

savage pig barn said...

the seriousest.