Resources Contact Us Home
Amusement game

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #4480833.

An electromechanical amusement game apparatus including a frame, a playing surface supported by the frame, at least one player element movable by a manually operated mechanism along an elongated track in the playing surface, and a player piece movable along and over the playing surface in response to being engaged and propelled by the player element. A pair of the player elements are in opposed relation in a single track for movement therealong toward, in contact with, and away from each other in response to manipulation of the manually operated mechanism. As a result, a person playing the game can manually force his player element into contact with the player element of another person playing the game in a manner physically interfering with each other similar to checking in hockey and contact in other sports. The game playing surface is enclosed in a transparent hollow cover which supports a scoreboard and clock simulating structure in suspended relation over the playing surface. The game includes timing and scorekeeping functions similar to those of an actual game being simulated. There are two scoring areas at opposite ends of the playing surface for receiving the player piece in a manner causing a score, score sensors in the areas for signalling a score and additional sensors adjacent each area for signalling a near miss. A sound generator carried by the frame and operatively connected to all of the sensors provides sound of a first type in response to a score and sound of a second type in response to a near miss.

  Recently Added Patents
Processing circuitry for use with a position sensor
Automobile body
Data portal for concurrent assessment
Dental composition, kit of parts and use thereof
Generating wiki pages from content and transformation objects
Battery module
Housing for gas flow indicator
  Randomly Featured Patents
Semiconductor wafer grinding method
Hair dyes: diresorcyl sulphide, sulphoxide or sulphone coupling agents
Regulated power supply
Process for preparation of fuels and lubes in a single integrated hydrocracking system
Tire tread
Vacuum-actuated tissue perforation device for establishing pneumoperitoneum
Enhanced gas dissolution
Systems and methods for blood glucose sensing
Device for storing fruit, kept in containers placed on a pallet, under controlled conditions
Instant reading oil dipstick improvements