Abstract: A toy with a launcher to rotate and launch an object is described. Attached within housing, the launcher comprises a driving element to form a drive connection with a receiving element on the object. The launcher is connected with a launcher rotating system, which imparts a rotary movement to the launcher. An energy storing system is mounted inside the housing and drivingly connected with the launcher rotating system. The energy storing system is configured to store potential energy, where upon release, the potential energy is converted to kinetic energy to actuate the launcher rotating system. Thus, user may use the toy to rotate and launch an object from the toy.
Abstract: A toy comprises a housing connected with a launcher to rotate and launch an object. The launcher comprises a driving element to form a drive connection with a receiving element on the object. The launcher is connected with a launcher rotating system, which imparts a rotary movement to the launcher. When the launcher ceases to accelerate the object, the receiving element disengages from the drive connection and launches the object. An interactive device is attached with the housing to increase stimulation and enjoyment. The interactive device operates in conjunction with spinning and launching the object from the toy such that it provides an output in response to a user imparting a rotary motion to the object. Non-limiting examples of such interactive devices include an electronic game, gauges, and a sound-producing mechanism.
Abstract: A gaming system is comprised of a plurality of slot machines or other gaming machines arranged in a row with a racing display mounted above the machines so as to be visible by each of the players and by spectators. The display may resemble a horse track or an auto race track. Each slot machine is connected to a different horse or car on the track which is advanced along the track by a predetermined amount depending on the number of coins being played. The horse or car that reaches the finish line first is the winner and the player of the slot machine associated with the winner is awarded a prize which may be paid through his slot machine.
June 7, 1995
Date of Patent:
September 9, 1997
Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co., Inc.
Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer