Game Patents (Class 200/DIG23)
  • Patent number: 4817950
    Abstract: A surfing video game in which a surfing figure on a monitor moves over simulated waves to gain playing rewards is controlled by a foot-actuated surfboard simulator. The simulator has a horizontally mounted elongate surfboard having a suspension system consisting of a fulcrum member adapted to support the board to permit tilting in all directions, and a biasing system mounted annularly to the fulcrum which tends to maintain the board in a horizontal position and to dampen tilting movement of the board. An attitude sensor and switch module is mounted on the controller and consists of a gravity-actuated closure member, such as a pendulum or ball bearing, having a common electrical contact and positioned to engage one or more of a plurality of equally spaced electrical contacts located around the periphery of the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventor: Paul E. Goo
  • Patent number: 4658666
    Abstract: An improved rocking rod assembly for a new type of horizontal contact video game including a horizontal contact type circuit element, a rocking rod having a base end thereof provided with guide rails, a fixed ring having a central hole, guide grooves in the central configured to match the guide rail, and a resilient elastic mid-ring. In another embodiment, the present rocking rod assembly includes a double key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Lai-Jin Liu