Patents by Inventor Fuyuki Katsumata

Fuyuki Katsumata has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4610638
    Abstract: An activity toy, having a spherical housing which is flattened at its poles so as to be supportable at two places on a support surface, has an elongated helical member which extends within the interior from one of the poles to the other. A bushing is fitted around the helical member and is sized so as to very lightly frictionally engage the helical member whereby when it moves along the longitudinal axis of the helical member, the friction between it and the helical member rotates it on the helical member. A collar is located around the bushing. The collar is free to spin independent of the bushing. However, during travel of the bushing along the helical member, the rotation of the bushing is communicated to the collar. The collar includes a plurality of axles which extend away from the collar, each of which carries an object on its end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Iwao, Fuyuki Katsumata
  • Patent number: 4541812
    Abstract: A toy for displaying an illuminated pattern has a first and second panel located in a housing, each panel including an equal number of a plurality of openings aligned with the openings of the other panel. Located between the panels are light conducting members and an opaque membrane having a plurality of apertures, both the light conducting members and the apertures equal in number to and aligned with the openings in the panels. The light conducting members are fixedly retained in the housing and are positionable in a first, or closed, position, and a second, or open, position in association with the panels. Each light conducting member is capable of being moved from its first to its second position. When the light conducting members are in the closed position, the apertures, which are closed, inhibit transmission of light through the light conducting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Company, Incorporated
    Inventor: Fuyuki Katsumata