Patents by Inventor Gunars Licitis, Jr.

Gunars Licitis, Jr. 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: 4325551
    Abstract: An electronic game is provided having a playing field including an array of individually operable and selectively illuminated field array positions on which a game player attempts to maneuver a movable object over selected ones of the field array positions and actuate selected field array positions in accordance with the rules of the game. The player maneuvers the movable object by tilting or positioning of the playing field and game device with respect to a horizontal plane. The electronic game utilizes a microprocessor to control the progress of the game, to selectively illuminate playing field positions, to monitor the actuated field positions and to control the output of indications to the game player as to the progress of the game and the game player's score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Jeffrey D. Breslow, Howard J. Morrison, Gunars Licitis, Jr., Rex M. Harper
  • Patent number: 4299386
    Abstract: A structure including a base member having two fencing figures mounted thereon for movement relative to the base and each other so that the conductive sword carried by each figure may be engaged one with the other and the figures manipulated so that the conductive sword of one figure may touch the conductive target area of the other figure, and vice versa. When the conductive swords of the robot figures touch a unique audible signal is produced which is in the motif of the popular concept of outer space sounds and simulates the swishing or swooshing character of a sword blade moving through the air. When the swords are separated this audible signal dies out slowly so as to give an echo or ethereal effect thereto. if the conductive sword tip of one figure is maneuvered to engage the conductive target area of the other figure a unique sound signal is generated and a corresponding portion of the figure is illuminated by a flashing light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Ralph J. Kulesza, Alan A. Hicks, Gunars Licitis, Jr., Howard J. Morrison
  • Patent number: 4265047
    Abstract: A simulated vehicle instrumentation and control apparatus includes sound effects generating arrangements, indicators and displays that are controlled to simulate realistic driving conditions in response to the operation of various vehicle controls by the operator of the simulated vehicle apparatus. The vehicle controls include a steering wheel, an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, a transmission gear shift selector, and an ignition switch. In various specific embodiments, additional controls are provided including siren and light controls. The turning of an ignition key in the ignition switch to a predetermined position initiates operation of the simulated vehicle apparatus. Operation of the accelerator pedal conditions the simulated vehicle apparatus to generate simulated vehicle engine sound effects in response to subsequent operation of the transmission gear shift selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Burton C. Meyer, Howard J. Morrison, Gunars Licitis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4171811
    Abstract: A toy gun or similar device usable with reflective target apparatus utilizes a pulsed light source and a self-contained light detector for detecting light reflected from the target apparatus back to the light detector. The gun includes an audible indicator responsive to the light detector for indicating each time a "hit" is made on the target apparatus, and also includes a resettable counter that provides an indication of the total number of such "hits" achieved in a given time period. The invention also provides a target having a pulsed light source to energize or actuate the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Burton C. Meyer, Gunars Licitis, Jr., Harry Disko