Separable Patents (Class 446/263)
  • 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: 10525367
    Abstract: There is provided a spinning top excellent in the dimensional accuracy and excellent in the rotation balance and a method for manufacturing the spinning top. The spinning top 100 includes a rotating shaft 110 and a rotating outer circumference section 120 that is fitted to the outer circumference of the rotating shaft 110 so as to be coaxial with the rotating shaft 110, in which the rotating shaft 110 includes a parallel section 112 that has a circular cylindrical shape parallel to the rotation axis AX of the rotating shaft 110 and is fitted to the rotating outer circumference section 120, a tapered section 114 that continues to the parallel section 112, inclines by a predetermined angle with respect to the rotation axis AX of the rotating shaft 110, and is fitted to the rotating outer circumference section 120, and a tip section 116 that continues to the parallel section 112 or the tapered section 114.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SPINNING TOP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsumi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9561446
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new design for a spinning top. The present invention can have a prolate ellipsoid shape with a surface defined by the equation x2/a2+y2/b2+z2/c2=1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Brecher
  • Publication number: 20110177750
    Abstract: A spinner capable of imparting clockwise and counterclockwise rotation to a toy top by pulling a string. The spinner includes a spinner body, a first gear with string wound therearound, a second gear meshing with the first gear, and first and second toy top holders that rotate interlockingly with the second gear. The string has one end attached to the first gear and the other end can be pulled from the outside. The holders each include a portion for holding the toy top. The holding portions protrude from upper and lower surfaces of the spinner body, respectively. The holders are adapted to rotate the toy top clockwise and counterclockwise according to rotation of the second gear by pulling the string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: TOMY COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Ujita, Takeaki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20110097965
    Abstract: A toy top which encases a plurality of repelled magnets and a magnetic controller which encases a controlling magnet. The repelled magnets in the top direct a magnetic field away from their embodiment with an opposing polarity to the magnetic field directed by the magnetic controller and away from its embodiment. Contact of the two opposing magnetic fields results in a magnetic force which repels the top away from the magnetic controller while the top is spinning. The top is put into a rotational spin by pulling a rip cord through a handle and turning a spinning gear fit into the top's gear fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Finlan
  • Patent number: 7740518
    Abstract: A jousting element for use in a game. The jousting element has a body which is arranged around a cylindrically aligned vertical axis. The body is configured to rotate about the vertical axis and to be carried above a playing surface. A traveling component connected to the body enables the body of the jousting element to be carried above the playing surface along multiple directions of travel. Attached to the body is a first playing component. The first playing component enables the jousting element to engage a second jousting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Elliott
  • Publication number: 20090253345
    Abstract: A spinner for a toy top where a toy top can be spun by merely loading the toy top on the spinner and pulling a string. The spinner includes a spinner main body with a first gear having a string can be wound thereon, a second gear meshing with the first gear, and a toy top holder rotated according to rotation of the second gear. The first gear is linked with a member biasing the first gear in a winding direction of the string, one end of the string being attached to the first gear, and the other end thereof protruding from the spinner main body such that it can be pulled. The toy top holder includes a lower part protruded downwardly from a bottom face of the spinner main body and holding sections provided on a bottom face thereof for holding the toy top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Tomy Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Ujita, Hisao Nishimoto, Takeaki Maeda
  • Patent number: 7575498
    Abstract: A top toy including a track component for supporting a wheel-type top. Each track member has a peripheral rim to cooperatively form a two-rail track. Each of the rims is configured non-circular such that the magnetic spindles of the wheel-type top move toward and away from an axis of a shaft of the track component as the top travels on the rims about the axis of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Michael C. Perry
  • Patent number: 7281965
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a combination yo-yo and top device comprising first and second yo-yo body halves, a hollow dowel element detachably connecting one of the yo-yo body halves to the other, a ball bearing element mounted on the hollow dowel element between the yo-yo body halves, a first flywheel assembly having an elongated flywheel axle, wherein the first flywheel assembly is adapted for attachment to the yo-yo body, a second flywheel assembly adapted for attachment to the yo-yo body, a string element having a first end coupled to the hollow dowel element, a power element adapted for attachment to either the first flywheel assembly or the second flywheel assembly to activate both flywheel assemblies, and, at least one removable top component adapted to be secured to the yo-yo body to convert the device from a yo-yo to a top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: SW14 Group LLC
    Inventor: Ulises Torres
  • Patent number: 7275974
    Abstract: A wheel-shaped top with magnetic spindles projecting from the body. A circular disc with a beaded rim is mounted on each end of a shaft; the rims of the discs forming a two-rail track encircling the shaft. A handle has two legs attached to opposite ends of the shaft. The spindles are magnetically attached to the two-rail track. The top orbits around the track in response to hand-manipulation of the handle; it is launched from the track when the orbital speed is sufficient to centrifugally separate the spindles from the track to spin on a surface, and can be magnetically retrieved, while spinning, by engagement of the spindles with the shaft, or with one or both of the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Clayton Perry
  • Patent number: 6905389
    Abstract: A toy top game unit is provided, the unit comprising a toy top, driving means for rotating said toy top, a game board for receiving said toy top thereon, means for interacting the toy top and the game with each other, and for imparting a change to an operational mode of the toy top on said game board. The interacting means include first magnet means arranged on the toy top and second magnet means arranged on the game board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Takara Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 6739939
    Abstract: A toy top game unit is provided, the unit comprising a toy top, driving means for rotating said toy top, a game board for receiving said toy top thereon, means for interacting the toy top and the game with each other, and for imparting a change to an operational mode of the toy top on said game board. The interacting means include first magnet means arranged on the toy top and second magnet means arranged on the game board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Takara Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 6520827
    Abstract: A spinning top is built up with rigid flat parts and includes a central shaft extended through a horizontal body having a pair of radially oppositely projected fixed wings. A pair of movable wings are pivotally connected to an outer periphery of the horizontal body via two fixing arms to move between a fully folded position concealed below the horizontal body and a fully extended position projected from the outer periphery of the horizontal body. When the central shaft is twisted to eject the spinning top, the movable wings are pivotally thrown outward to serve as weapons providing enhanced attacking force in a fighting game using spinning tops and produce more fun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Kuo-Ching Liu
  • Publication number: 20020045400
    Abstract: A set of dolls for simulating a universal beauty pageant, including a plurality of female dolls each being distinguishable from one another. Each of the dolls is wearing a dress with an identifying ribbon thereon. A plurality of educational cards correspond with each of the female dolls. Each of the cards have information thereon relating to a corresponding female doll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Perry R. Chastain, Stacey T. Henderson
  • Patent number: 5827107
    Abstract: A spinning figurine toy has a weighted skirt or disc to provide angular momentum, a lower spindle, a spring attached to the lower spindle, a foot inserted into the lower end of the spring, and a rod fixed in the foot and able to move vertically within the lower spindle. When the toy is spun upon the foot, bouncing or jumping motion may be imparted to the toy by dropping it from a height because of the resilient nature of the spring. A pull-string operated hand launcher having a helical spindle on top fits into a corresponding helical aperture in the foot to provide a means of setting the toy in motion at high speed and of releasing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventors: James Bears, Chee-Yin Lu
  • Patent number: 5017172
    Abstract: A yo-yo is provided with a construction by which it may be converted easily and quickly to a high performance surface spinning top. After detaching Zone of the yo-yo halves from the axle of the yo-yo, one of the yo-yo halves from the axle of the yo-yo, a spindle is attached to the center of the detached yo-yo half. Means are provided for defining a nib at the opposite face of the detached yo-yo half. The yo-yo string, which will have been removed from the axle may be used as a pull string to be wrapped around the spindle to impart acceleration to the top. The other part of the yo-yo including the other half and the axle are rotatably and telescopically engageable with the end of the spindle to stabilize the position and attitude of the top while it is accelerated. After acceleration, the stabilizer is easily withdrawn thus leaving the top to spin free on supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: C. Vaughn Seifert
  • Patent number: 4959035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toy unit having a movable toy and a flat rectangular toy case having an engaging section disposed therein in which the movable toy is detachably set. Support structure is disposed therein for supporting the movable toy when the movable toy starts movement. The toy case includes a power generating assembly, whereby the toy case has a card shape in the state when the movable toy is set in the engaging section of the toy case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Murasaki
  • Patent number: 4772241
    Abstract: A toy top having an air impeller-driven flywheel and a spring-latch mechanism which releases an upper portion of the top from a lower housing when an articulated arm of the spinning top comes into contact with an object such as a stationary object or another top. The flywheel located inside the lower housing is rotated by blowing air into one of two ducts on the housing. The stream of air comes into contact with the blades of an impeller causing rotation of the impeller and the flywheel which is attached to the impeller. The flywheel is attached to a shaft rotatably mounted inside the housing. Slots in bosses extending upward from the housing releasably engage a plate at the bottom of the upper portion. The slots disengage from the plate when one of two articulated arms of the spinning top contacts an object allowing a spring mounted inside the upper portion to push the upper portion away from the lower housing. The top appears to "blow up" as the upper portion pops up from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Bro, Raymond R. Lynch, Peter C. Hill, Arthur J. Foss, Richard G. Garza, Gary M. Saffer, Wayne R. Halford
  • Patent number: 4681320
    Abstract: A spinning top toy and game including a top and a game board on which the top is spun, the game board being hand held and used to manipulate and travel the top along an outline on the board. The board is folded in the middle and can be used flat or with the two parts defined by the fold at angles to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventor: Edmund Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 4538999
    Abstract: A spinning toy having a hollow housing, a detachable cover, a cargo carrier in the housing, means responsive to attachment of the cover to engage first detent means, means for rotating the toy, means for retaining the cover on the housing as the toy is rotated, means responsive to centrifugal force for transferring the engagement to second detent means, and means responsive to a decrease in centrifugal force for disengaging the second detent means and means for ejecting the cover and cargo upon release of the second detent means; and a launcher that serves as means for retaining the cover on the housing during the transition from first to second detent means, the launcher having means for disengaging the toy and moving it away to spin freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Fun-Tech Products Company
    Inventor: Gerald J. Orlowski