Patents Assigned to Iwaya Corporation
  • Patent number: 4913676
    Abstract: A moving animal toy wherein when a motor is started upper and lower beaks are pivoted up and down simultaneously to widely open and close its beaks, and at the same time a head is slowly rotated twisting its head sideways. When a voice is uttered against the toy, it is received through a microphone by a voice recording and reproducing device and after a specified recording time elapses, the voice is reproduced by the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Koguchi, Takashi Furuya
  • Patent number: 4836819
    Abstract: A skateboarding toy, wherein a mechanism frame adapted to support a toy body horizontally and rotatably is erected on a skateboard having a drive wheel and front steering wheels, and a steering rod for operating the front wheels is provided. When the drive wheel is driven, the toy body with the skateboard is advanced in a straight direction and when the steering rod is moved back and forth, the front wheels are turned horizontally toward the right and left alternately with respect to the advancing direction of the skateboard, so that the skateboard runs along a snaking path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Oishi, Shohta Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 4836820
    Abstract: A moving animal toy consisting of a ski member having a guide slot at the center thereof, a toy member erected on the ski member and having right and left arms holding poles, and a wheel rotatably supported by the toy member and partially projected from the bottom of the ski through the guide slot, wherein as the wheel is turned, the toy member slides resting on the ski member, and the right and left arms alternately oscillate vertically to raise and lower the right and left poles alternately, performing slalom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ebihara, Jiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4820232
    Abstract: A voice making device for a moving animal toy, wherein an air is drawn in by a fan through air suction slits and delivered to a voice generating member with a vibrating piece through an air flow controlling cock, and the air suction slits are opened and closed by communication holes and blocking portions of an adjust plate, the cock and the adjust plate being actuated according to the motion of the moving animal toy. A moving animal toy using a voice making device, wherein a head, upper and lower jaws are mounted oscillatably and a voice making device is actuated by the indivisual motion of the head, upper and lower jaws to produce a sound with a specific tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Takahashi, Eiichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 4813908
    Abstract: A motion toy body consisting of a trunk containing a housing therein, and a head; a frame in the housing which can be vertically moved, and which supports a crankshaft on which left and right feet are mounted so that the feet can be moved forward and backward; a slide shaft supported by a frame so that the slide shaft can be moved axially and turned, and which has a change-over gear, adapted to engage and disengage from a foot-driving gear by which power is transmitted to the crankshaft, and a singing gear; a screw on the outer circumferential surface of the slide shaft; a support member fixed to a bottom member of the housing and having a feed screw adapted to be engaged with and disengaged from the screw on the slide shaft and thereby move the slide shaft when the feed screw is engaged with the screw on the slide shaft; a spring fitted around the slide shaft for urging the slide shaft constantly toward the support member; an electric motor fixed to the frame and adapted to turn the slide shaft; a spring pro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Oikawa, Jiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4810226
    Abstract: A calling device and a motion toy for using the calling device are disclosed. The motion toy comprises a body frame having a machine frame inside thereof. Foreleg frames, hind leg frames, and a tail frame are rotataly mounted on the body frame. A nose frame is mounted for back and forth movement on the main frame. A first driving gear is rotatably mounted in the machine frame to actuate the foreleg and hind leg frames. A second driving gear is rotatably mounted in the machine frame to actuate the tail and nose frames. A changeover gear is mounted on the machine for rotation about an axis and sliding movement along the axis for alternate engagement with either the first or the second driving gear. A motor is operatively connected to drive the changeover gear. The calling device of the motion toy includes a calling gear having teeth thereon rotatably mounted on the machine frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Takahashi, Masahiro Toda
  • Patent number: 4795395
    Abstract: An animal motion toy wherein a toy body modeled in the form of an animal has movable arm frames on both sides, movable leg frames on both sides, an openable mouth portion, and a built-in sounding member. The arm frames are rotated by a first crankshaft incorporated in the toy body and the mouth portion is opened and closed and the sounding member makes a sound by a second crankshaft incorporated in the toy body. The leg frames are moved by a third crankshaft incorporated in the toy body. A gear changeover mechanism is connected to a motor which is turned on when a microphone provided in the toy body receives a sound generated by an external signal. The gear changeover mechanism is operative to drive either said first and second crankshafts or said third crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Oishi, Toshihiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4699603
    Abstract: A motion toy consists of a toy body and a power feeder. The toy body contains a driving mechanism for driving a movement mechanism and a fixed terminal on one side thereof. The power feeder is provided independently of the toy body and formed in a desired shape and has a connection terminal which can be detachably connected to the fixed terminal. The driving mechanism for driving the movement mechanisms is provided within the head of the toy body, and the fixed terminal is arranged within the mouth of the toy. The power feeder is shaped like a feeding bottle containing batteries, and the connection terminal thereof is shaped like the mouthpiece of the feeding bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saigo, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4636177
    Abstract: A playing animal toy wherein a rotary vessel is mounted rotatably on a floor engaging member having a bottom surface. The rotary vessel has a projecting edge for touching the floor which is larger in diameter than the bottom surface and disposed above it. A toy is disposed movably back and forth within the rotary vessel and formed in imitation of a desired animal. The rotary vessel is moved by a swinging device to swing back and forth with the swinging motion of the toy so that one portion of the projected edge of the rotary vessel is brought in touch with floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyuki Koguchi
  • Patent number: 4582499
    Abstract: A motion toy consists of a toy body and a power feeder. The toy body contains a driving mechanism for driving a movement mechanism and a fixed terminal on one side thereof. The power feeder is provided independently of the toy body and formed in a desired shape and has a connection terminal which can be detachably connected to the fixed terminal. The driving mechanism for driving the movement mechanisms is provided within the head of the toy body, and the fixed terminal is arranged within the mouth of the toy. The power feeder is shaped like a feeding bottle containing batteries, and the connection terminal thereof is shaped like the mouthpiece of the feeding bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saigo, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4571208
    Abstract: A toy with a swing wherein on a perch member of a swing a monkey toy member is mounted. The perch member has a switching mechanism and cells therein. The monkey toy member has a driving mechanism electrically connected to the cells, a swinging mechanism connected in association to the driving mechanism for swinging the monkey toy member forwards and backwards, a tail moving mechanism connected in association to the driving mechanism for curling and extending a tail of the monkey toy member, and a squeaking mechanism associated intermittently with the swinging mechanism for opening and closing a mouth of the monkey toy member to squeak. The monkey toy member is supported movably in the forward and backward direction on a base shaft secured transversely to the perch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saigo, Kazuo Nagamori
  • Patent number: 4516951
    Abstract: A movable toy animal wherein an electric motor is set on a frame in a head and electrically connected to a battery in a trunk, gearing is operatively connected to the electric motor, an axially-movable change-over gear is meshed with a first output gear in the gearing and adapted to be engaged with and disengaged from a nose-driving gear, which is adapted to move a nose forward and backward and mounted fixedly on a crankshaft, a driving shaft having an input gear is meshed with a second output gear in the gearing, a cam disc is mounted fixedly on the driving shaft, the cam disc having on its inner side surface a projection adapted to urge a pressure-receiving portion of a slide shaft, on which the change-over gear is fixedly mounted, first and second cam plates of different shapes is mounted fixedly on both end portions of the driving shaft and connected operatively to operating members, which are adapted to move ears up and down, and a switch unit is provided in a rear portion of a head so as to constitute a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Saigo, Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: D309688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventor: Yoko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D309761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventor: Yoko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D317487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Tsukada