Patents Examined by Lawrence Anderson
  • Patent number: 4034985
    Abstract: A game of skill of the type in which a ball traverses a generally flat surface and is propelled by tilting the surface whereby the player scores "points" by propelling the ball over the surface to targets thereon. The playing surface is formed as the upper surface of a playing board which is mounted on a central fulcrum to permit controlled tilting. The board also has legs spaced from the fulcrum for limiting the amount of tilting permissible during play of the game. The upper playing surface has a ball receiver which has a manually operable gate for opening the receiver and releasing the ball onto the playing surface. The targets are in the form of upstanding resiliently mounted plate members which can be knocked down by the ball by impact from a predetermined direction. The receiver gate is closed automatically after a given period of time by a timer which is started by the opening of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Breslow, Eugene Jaworski
  • Patent number: 4030736
    Abstract: A magnetic target throwing game is provided in a package which forms part of the game. The package is a rectangular cardboard having its side edges folded over into a frame-like edge, joined together at the corners so that the back of the package presents a flat surface with a frame about the sides thereof. On the surface, within the frame is depicted the outline of a head, for example, or perhaps a spider web on which is shown a spider. Removable elements, which may be facial features, such as eyes, nose, mouth etc., or a fly, are provided, having a magnetic back piece to be thrown at and magnetically held on the head outline, or the spider web on the surface of the back of the package. The package is then enclosed in a transparent plastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Inventor: Victor Petrusek