Patents Assigned to Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 4995606
    Abstract: A game board including a plurality of spiral rods mounted on an upper surface of a base and rotated in association with the drive mechanism in the base. A ring member is loosely received by a spiral rod and a manipulator is used to remove the ring member while the spiral rod is rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kashimoto
  • Patent number: 4976650
    Abstract: A starter device for a toy drive mechanism that simulates manual starting of a small engine. The starter device includes an input mechanism, operable by a user, for providing a first drive force; a memory mechanism for storing the number of operations of the input mechanism by the user; a sound generating mechanism for producing sounds in response to at least one of the first drive force and a second drive force; a motor mechanism for providing the second drive force in response to at least one of an intermittent input and the number of operations of the input mechanism being a predetermined number; and a mechanism for providing the intermittent input based on operation of said input mechanism and on the second drive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4941857
    Abstract: Animal toys capable of electrically producing body movements are switched on and off by a pair of spaced apart electrical contacts disposed on a bottom surface of the animal toys. When a toy is placed in an individual's hand, the two contacts are bridged and an electrical circuit within the animal toy is closed to activate either a vibration producing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 4938730
    Abstract: A toy house has a lamp for illuminating an interior of the toy house and a switch which is magnetically actuated by placing a play piece having magnet disposed in its bottom surface area in proximity to an end of a lever which carries magnetically attractable material. When the end of the lever moves towards the play piece due to magnetic attraction, the opposite end of the lever causes two contacts to come into electrical contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamane, Hideya Nishikawa, Tetsuya Joja
  • Patent number: 4932918
    Abstract: A top spinning toy has a spring wound mechanical motor which rotates a socket having a spiral groove formed therein. A top has a spiral projection formed on an outer surface thereof and is screwed into the socket. The socket is rotated in the same direction as the top-inserting direction until a coil spring within the spring wound mechanical motor is wound tight. A release mechanism causes the spring tension to release and rotate the socket in a direction opposite the winding direction. The top leaves the socket automatically at a high speed and is capable of spinning for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Onoda
  • Patent number: 4932655
    Abstract: A balancing game includes an elastic support having upper and lower horizontal support plates. A plurality of weight pieces, which are equally distributed amongst players at the start of the game, are placed on the upper support plate one-by-one in rotating turn by the players until one player exhausts his or her supply of pieces. The support tends to be more easily unbalanced and spill pieces with the increasing weight. A player whose last-played piece causes a spill must take possession of the spilled pieces and thereby decreases his or her chances of running out of pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kurita
  • Patent number: 4919052
    Abstract: A track apparatus for a toy racing car includes a car-entry track portion, a car-exit track portion, and a pivotal arm pivotally mounted between the two track portions to carry a car from one portion to the other. The pivotal arm has a stand connected to a distal end thereof which has a retractable stop. When a car travelling with sufficient momentum hits the stop, the pivotal arm is caused to pivot from one position to another, whereby the car is delivered from the car-entry track portion to the car-exit track portion. Upon reaching the second position, the stop is automatically retracted to release the car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yousuke Yoneda, Masami Furukawa
  • Patent number: 4902271
    Abstract: A radio controlled steering device for a two-wheeled vehicle toy has a tiltable rear wheel movable to a tilting direction by a servo motor. Tilting of the rear wheel shifts the center of gravity to either side of the normal center of gravity to induce rotation of the front wheel in the direction of tilt of the rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Yousuke Yoneda
  • Patent number: 4878873
    Abstract: A doll toy has head and trunk portions which are illuminated to project images thereon by a single interior light source. Illumination of both portions is achieved by making inner cavities of the two portions in communication with each other, so that the light source disposed in the trunk portion and head portions. Projectable images are contained on transparent frames located in both the trunk and head portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hidehiko Yamaguchi, Kouichi Minami, Nobuo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4878869
    Abstract: A toy having a movable element is provided with a magnetic actuator which includes a magnet that is placed in proximity to a magnetically attractable component of a transmission disposed within the toy for transmitting power from a motor to the movable element of the toy. The magnet is embedded in a play piece which is placed on the toy on a designated area in proximity to the magnetically attractable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamane, Hideya Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 4867726
    Abstract: Animal toys capable of electrically producing sound and/or body movements are switched on and off by a pair of spaced apart electrical contacts disposed on a bottom surface of the animal toys. When a toy is placed in an individual's hand, the two contacts are bridged and an electrical circuit within the animal toy is closed to activate either a sound producing mechanism or a movement mechanism, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 4863164
    Abstract: A string pickup game apparatus includes a pair of supporters each of which has a pair of pinchers which are manipulated by a trigger such that two players using the two supporters can pick up string objects and place them in corresponding holding areas. The object of the game is to remove as many string objects as possible from a central holding area, and also from an opponents holding area, and deposit them in the player's own holding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Masanori Mizunuma
  • Patent number: D303684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumi Matsumoto, Asayoshi Asami
  • Patent number: D304463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Makiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: D305554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Makiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: D307302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: D307305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: D311032
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Makiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: D311033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kaori Yokoyama
  • Patent number: D312847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoko Taninaka