Patents by Inventor Elliot C. Lawrence

Elliot C. Lawrence 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: 5681046
    Abstract: A compatibility game provides a series of questions in several categories relating to personal traits and characteristics, which a player may ask of two or more respondents. The player provides a numerical value for each response, in accordance with the degree to which that response agrees with the needs and desires of the player. The aggregate numerical response totals may be added and/or averaged to provide a relative ranking of compatibility between the player and each of the respondents. The present game is primarily intended for use between members of the opposite sex, with a player being of one sex (e.g., male) and the plural respondents being of the sex opposite the questioning player. While the game is primarily intended for entertainment purposes, it can serve as a way to "break the ice" at various gatherings, and for individuals to get to know more about one another and their common interests, or even provide some insight to the player as to potential partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Elliot C. Lawrence