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).

  • Patent number: 10118103
    Abstract: A toy top includes a body and a shaft unit. The body includes rotating components which are attached to be rotatable relative to each other. At least two of the rotating components include respective contact portions which come in contact with each other to regulate a rotation range between the two rotating components. The contact portions are configured such that contact between the contact portions gradually become loose as the contact portions repeatedly come in contact with each other due to relative rotation of the two rotating components, and capability of regulating rotation is eventually lost so that the rotation range is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Publication number: 20180243661
    Abstract: A spinning top includes a body, a shaft part, a first guide groove, and a weight member. The shaft part is arranged to be in contact with a floor when spinning, and is detachably attached to the body. The first guide groove is configured on the shaft part around a rotating shaft thereof and is extended from a first point to a second point, where a first distance between a center of the shaft part and the first point is larger than a second distance between the center and the second point. The weight member is configured inside the first guide groove and is configured to be moved in response to a rotation speed of the shaft part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: TOMY Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto MURAKI
  • Publication number: 20180229110
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Rena MASE
  • Publication number: 20180104602
    Abstract: A toy top includes three components. A first component has a hole. A second component has an insertion unit which can be inserted in the hole to a first depth position, and the second component can be turned manually. A third component is prevented from moving in a depth direction in the hole when attached to the first component. A groove is provided with a guide section which makes the protrusion slide against an inner surface of a groove wall on one side to make the insertion unit rise to a second depth position and which prevents the insertion unit from falling out. The third component has a part which functions as a stopper that prevents the insertion unit from moving to a first depth position direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto MURAKI
  • Publication number: 20180104603
    Abstract: A toy top includes a body and a shaft unit. The body includes rotating components which are attached to be rotatable relative to each other. At least two of the rotating components include respective contact portions which come in contact with each other to regulate a rotation range between the two rotating components. The contact portions are configured such that contact between the contact portions gradually become loose as the contact portions repeatedly come in contact with each other due to relative rotation of the two rotating components, and capability of regulating rotation is eventually lost so that the rotation range is expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto MURAKI
  • Patent number: 9849395
    Abstract: A toy top includes the following. A shaft unit has a shaft center with an axis that matches a rotational center. A shaft tip unit is provided at a lower end section of the shaft unit. The shaft tip unit includes a ring member provided in a movable manner centering around the axis and a member that comes in contact with a ground which is disposed at a center of the ring member and which protrudes downward than the ring member. The shaft unit includes a lower case which supports the shaft tip unit from below in a moveable manner and from which a lower end section of the shaft tip unit is exposed and an abutting member which abuts an upper side of the shaft tip unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: 9849393
    Abstract: A toy top includes a body and a shaft unit. The shaft unit includes a spinning shaft which includes projections that extend downward at a lower end of the spinning shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Publication number: 20170203218
    Abstract: A toy top includes a body and a shaft unit. The shaft unit includes a spinning shaft which includes projections that extend downward at a lower end of the spinning shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto MURAKI
  • Patent number: 9626396
    Abstract: An information logger records rotation information on a spinning top and outputs the recorded information. A detachment detector detects that the spinning top is attached to the launcher. A rotation-rate detecting unit detects a rotation rate of the spinning top while a rotational force is applied to the spinning top. Rotation information of the spinning top derived from a result detected by a rotation-rate detecting unit is stored in a storage unit. The rotation information stored in the storage unit is sent to an information processor by a communication unit as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Takeaki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20160328426
    Abstract: An information logger records rotation information on a spinning top and outputs the recorded information. A detachment detector detects that the spinning top is attached to the launcher. A rotation-rate detecting unit detects a rotation rate of the spinning top while a rotational force is applied to the spinning top. Rotation information of the spinning top derived from a result detected by a rotation-rate detecting unit is stored in a storage unit. The rotation information stored in the storage unit is sent to an information processor by a communication unit as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20160325190
    Abstract: A spinning top toy including a body and a separate shaft portion. The body has a first hook and the shaft portion has a second hook. The body and the shaft portion are switchable between couplable and decouplable states depending on a relative rotational position. The first hook and the second hook are vertically aligned in the couplable state, and are vertically misaligned in the decouplable state. An urging unit brings an upper face of the first hook and a bottom face of the second hook into contact by an urging force of a spring in the couplable state. The body and the shaft portion enter the couplable state by turning and pushing. The body and the shaft portion engage each other by bringing the upper face of the first hook into contact with the bottom face of the second hook by the urging force of the spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MURAKI, Takeaki MAEDA
  • Patent number: D790635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Horikoshi, Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D790636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Horikoshi, Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D816118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D825007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D825670
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: D825672
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D827043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Rena Mase, Kouji Narita
  • Patent number: D828456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Muraki
  • Patent number: D834102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Muraki, Hiroyuki Matsukawa