Patents by Inventor Makoto Muraki

Makoto Muraki 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).

  • Publication number: 20200269145
    Abstract: An upper part includes an upward facing surface and a rod-shaped shaft being vertically movable. A lower part includes a downward facing surface and a tubular shaft in which the rod-shaped shaft is inserted. The upper part is relatively rotatable against the lower part and being detachably attached to the lower part. A lower tip is configured to protrude from a lower end of the tubular shaft when the upper part is attached to the lower part and when the lower tip is in no contact with a floor. The lower tip is accommodated in the tubular shaft when the upper part is attached to the lower part and when the lower tip is in contact with the floor. A second engaging part is configured to restrict a relative rotation between the upper part and the lower part when the lower tip is in no contact with the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200269147
    Abstract: A top toy includes a body and a shaft part being detachably attached to the body. The body includes a trunk main body, a first tip, and a second tip. The trunk main body includes an arc shaped hole with first and second ends. First and second insertion pieces of the first and second tips respectively are inserted in the arc shaped hole at the first and second ends respectively. The trunk main body includes a moving part being manually operated between first and second positions. In the second direction, a space, the resistance element, the first coupling member are aligned in order when the first tip is employed. In the first direction, the space, the second coupling member, and the resistance element are aligned in order when the second tip is employed. The body and the shaft part are to be detached at the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Yohei BANDO, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200269146
    Abstract: A top toy includes a body including a first coupling element, and a shaft part being detachably attached to the body and including a second coupling element and a projection. The first and second coupling elements abut each. The body and the shaft part are detachable when the body is rotated relative to the shaft part. The body includes a rotating blade being configured on an outer circumference part thereof to be rotated. The rotating blade includes a shaft extending parallel to the axial direction and is configure to advance and retreat with respect to the arc shaped slit. The rotating blade includes a sliding part at an inner edge which is formed in a bow shape. The rotating blade is configured to be rotated around the shaft by the sliding part being slidably in contact with the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Yohei BANDO, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10695660
    Abstract: A toy top includes a body portion having a component movably connected to an outer peripheral portion thereof. The component is movable within a predetermined range along a circumferential direction of the body around a rotational center of the toy top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Rena Mase
  • Publication number: 20200114272
    Abstract: A spinning top toy for spinning on a floor includes a body, an urging member, and a shaft mart. The body includes a first flange, a first sliding element, a main body forming an outer circumference of the body, and a chip being detachable attached to the many body, the first sliding element being configured in the chip. The shaft part is detachably attached to the body. The body includes a second flange and a second sliding element. The shaft extends in a vertical direction. The first flange and the second flange overlap in the vertical direction. The urging member urges the body away from the shaft part. The shaft part is configured to be detached from the body by relative rotation with respect to the shaft part. The first and second sliding elements abut each other in the vertical direction to provide friction against the relative rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200114273
    Abstract: A spinning top toy includes a body and a shaft part. The body includes a first flange and a first sliding element. The shaft part is detachably attached to the body. The shaft part includes a second flange, a pressing member, a second sliding element, an urging member urging the pressing member upwardly towards the body, and a grounding part. The urging member urges the pressing member away from the grounding part. The first flange and the second flange overlap in the vertical direction. The shaft part is configured to be detached from the body by relative rotation with respect to the shaft part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200114271
    Abstract: A spinning top toy includes a body, a shaft part. The body is arranged to collide with an opponent's spinning top toy, and the shaft part is arranged under the body to contact a play board surface. The shaft part includes a base component including a recessed part, a rotation component, a shaft body component, and a shaft. The rotation component is inserted into the recessed part of the base component. The shaft body component is configured in the rotation component. The shaft body component is movable in the vertical direction by rotating the rotation component. The shaft is configured in the shaft body component. The shaft includes a terminal end. The terminal end is retractable in the shaft body component by rotating the rotation component. A lower end of the shaft body component is always lower than a lower end of the rotating component in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10543432
    Abstract: A toy top includes a shaft portion, a body, and a first attacking member and a second attacking member that are disposed at different circumferential direction positions of the body. The first attacking member is movable between an inner first position and an outer second position in a radial direction. The second attacking member is movable between an inner third position and an outer fourth position in the radial direction. The first attacking member is biased toward the first position and is movable to the second position by centrifugal force. The second attacking member is restrained at the third position when the first attacking member is at the first position and is released from restraint to be moved to the fourth position when the first attacking member is at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hashiba, Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10543431
    Abstract: A spinning top toy includes a braking member, a shaft part which is configured to be rotated, and a body which is detachably attached to the shaft part. The body is configured to be detached from the shaft part by being rotated with respect to the shaft part. When an impact is applied to the body, the braking member is configured on one of the shaft part and the body and is movable by a centrifugal force. When urged by the centrifugal force, the braking member is configured to become in contact with the other of the shaft part and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10525365
    Abstract: A spinning top toy used for battle games in which the spinning top toy collides with an opponent spinning top toy includes a shaft part, a body, and first and second gripping members. The body is configured on the shaft part. The first and second gripping members are configured on at least a part of an outer periphery of the body. One of the first and second gripping members is urged to the other of the first and second gripping members to have a first distance therebetween. The first and second gripping members are separated to have a second distance therebetween when the shaft part is rotated. The first distance is smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: D875843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D875845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D876554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D884801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D886912
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D892939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D892940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D892941
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D892942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D910769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Muraki