Patents by Inventor John W. Atkinson

John W. Atkinson 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: 7255641
    Abstract: A liquid racing game is described. The game preferably includes a liquid outlet such as a water spout and a vessel to catch a flow of a liquid, such as water, from the spout. A player controls the lateral motion of the vessel by a joystick. The spout moves laterally at speeds and patterns which may be programmed on a control board. The object is to fill the vessel with water from the moving spout. The game is a race to fill the vessel. Coin operated versions are possible which dispense tickets or tokens to redeem for prizes. Operator versions are possible in which an operator starts the race and distributes a prize to the winner. The game may also be played as a video game version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Bob's Space Racers, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Atkinson, Jack D. Cook, II, Richard W. Lawand
  • Patent number: 4172444
    Abstract: An extruded solar collector formed of inexpensive material which may be used individually or readily assembled in groups in a series or parallel arrangement to form a panel by unskilled personnel with simple tools to provide an effective solar ray converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Inventor: John W. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 4038791
    Abstract: A window greenhouse prefabricated from a plurality of sections of extruded material and panels of predetermined lengths and sizes that may be assembled and mounted in an existing window opening on the window frame for which it was designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Inventor: John W. Atkinson