Patents by Inventor David F. Specht

David F. Specht 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: 5681042
    Abstract: A game board apparatus having multiple sets of playing space designators is disclosed. The playing space designators are adapted to be removably affixed to playing spaces of a playing board. Examples of sets would include professional baseball teams, computer and telecommunications firms, professional football teams, etc. When a set of designators is chosen, the players then affix individual designators to playing spaces on the playing board surface. Each playing space designator includes indicia representing one or more characteristics of the playing space designator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Dream Makers, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. D'Aurora, David F. Specht
  • Patent number: 4466515
    Abstract: A stock exchange game is disclosed. A circular playing board is divided into forty spaces at the outer periphery with some spaces representing companies, color coded states of the economy, taxes due, collect dividends, etc. Each company space has a stock price window. There is one state of the economy window. An information board is rotatably mounted under the playing board. The information board has color coded states of the economy and corresponding color coded stock prices. When a state of the economy aligns with the respective window in the playing board, related stock prices align with their respective company windows in the playing board. Players move tokens around the board in response to dice rolls. The state of the economy changes and in turn the stock prices of the companies change when a player lands on an economy condition space. This information board is rotated accordingly and the stock prices change. Stocks are bought and sold during the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Inventors: Joseph R. D'Aurora, David F. Specht
  • Patent number: 4369973
    Abstract: A portable, electronic crossword puzzle device containing a plurality of crossword puzzle formats is disclosed. The device utilizes a central processing unit (46), a puzzle memory (50) having the puzzle formats contained therein, and a random access memory (52) for the storing of the answers to the puzzle format being solved. The puzzle questions and the answers chosen thereto are displayed by liquid crystal devices comprising a question panel display (18) and a matrix panel display (16), respectively. An indexable cursor or position indicator (70) is provided to indicate to the operator the location on the matrix panel display (16) being addressed. Provisions are included for changing an answer entered into the device, comparing an individual answer with the correct answer, and for determining the correct answer when it is not known by the operator thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Inventors: Joseph R. D'Aurora, David F. Specht