Abstract: The present invention provides a versatile card caddy device comprised of two or more identical structures, or card caddy units, configured to provide a playing card case which can be converted easily into one or more discard trays. The present invention further provides a storage box adjoined to a closed card caddy for storing, carrying and transporting dice, tokens, score pads, pens, pencils and other accessories associated with card playing. The card caddy device allows for cost-effective manufacturing because only one mold is required to manufacture the single card caddy unit; secure closure in the closed configuration due to a bump and dimple closure mechanism; viewing of a deck of cards inside the closed card caddy due to a circular opening in the card caddy unit, which also provides assistance in opening the closed card caddy; and easier pick up of the a card in a stack of cards due to a slightly raised grid pattern on the bottom end of the rectangular base of the card caddy unit.
Abstract: A panel assembly, system, and method include upper and lower panels attached respectively to upper and lower back support, which are connectable to each other using linking beams. The upper back support is configured to be hung from a horizontal beam. The panels have through holes and the back supports have front blind holes that are aligned with the through holes in the panels. In another embodiment, rear blind holes are also provided in the back supports. A peg is securable to each of the blind holes. Multiple pegs can be secured to provide furniture options that can be used for storing, displaying, organizing, and merchandizing. Rear blind holes provides additional storage that can be hidden away from view.
July 21, 2016
Date of Patent:
January 1, 2019
THINKTERIOR STUDIO PTE. LTD.
Christopher D. Jones, Anthony M Hughes, Matthew D. Thorpe
Abstract: A platform with removable pegs for organizing sockets uses a base panel, multiple peg receptacles, multiple socket-receiving pegs, and a ratchet holder to form a socket tray that can be reconfigured by a user. The base panel is a platform that supports the socket-receiving pegs and the ratchet holder. The peg receptacles traverse into the base panel and are used to form mounting holes into which the socket-receiving pegs are inserted. The socket-receiving pegs are rods that support the socket heads of a socket wrench set. The user is able to create unique storage arrangements by inserting the socket-receiving pegs into the peg receptacles which are distributed across the base panel. The ratchet holder is a mounting system that enables the user to store the ratchet of the socket wrench on the socket tray.
Abstract: Computer systems and methods in various embodiments are configured for improving speed and efficiency of server computers and remote client devices connected to the server computers, and requesting and downloading indexed and persistently stored segments of multimedia content, such as video during a sporting event, in real-time and/or with minimal delay from the server computers.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for a scoreboard for keeping score of a game of, for example, dominoes among multiple players. It comprises a generally rectangular shaped body having an upper surface and a lower surface, a left side and a right side and upper and lower ends. The upper surface has four sets of first apertures arranged in columns and numbered rows for receiving pegs for storage therein. An upper row of second apertures is provided above the first apertures for temporary placement therein of the pegs prior to the player having accumulated any points. The top surface discloses on the left side a series of scores running from 5 to 150 wherein the first player to reach 150 is the winner of the game. The top surface discloses a series of peg holes arranged in columns so that each player can have a dedicated series of peg holes.
Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide the fisherman with a current score on a predetermined number of largest fish caught by culling the smaller fish and keeping the larger fish. The invention provides a device body that floats in water as well as a series of fish measurement recording devices that are not affected by inclement weather.
Abstract: A unique Euchre scoring device includes a tabled with aligned rows of scoring spots to keep score of each of the two steams in the card game Euchre. Further, the device includes a storage compartment, and an indication of what suit is trump. The device also allows an easy identification of which the two teams named the trump suit.
Abstract: A food portion tabulator device that is an aid for calculating and evaluating an individuals daily intake of food portions. The device is self-contained, having various indicia pertinent to various food groups thereon, includes movable pins which correspond to each of the food groups, and includes a unique housing that automatically resets the pins for the next day's use.
October 20, 1999
Date of Patent:
August 28, 2001
Cathy D. Santa Cruz, Jeffrey N. Mikkelsen
Abstract: Invention relates to an accurate, yet inexpensive system for recording and maintaining the weight of fish caught during a fishing competition, where the object is to catch and retain a predetermined number of fish, of the highest weight, within a prescribed time limit. The system utilizes a light-weight, weather proof board having color coded indicia thereon, and pegs for quickly recording the weight of a fish, where such system cooperates with a live well using color coded floaters, and that a given floater is assigned to a selected fish. The system allows for easy culling when the predetermined limit of fish is exceeded.
Abstract: Portable folding board games are provided. These games include a pair of elongate board members. A first side of each board member includes (i) a plurality of apertures each constructed to receive a game peg, and (ii) a well constructed to retain a plurality of game pegs when the board is not in use, and an opposite side of each board member includes (i) a first slot, extending across the width of the board member near a first end of the board member, and (ii) a second slot, extending across the width of the board member near the opposite end of the board member. The board game further includes a pair of securing loops, each loop being constructed to be wrapped around the two board members, when the board members are placed with their first sides facing, in a manner so that the loop extends into the first and second slots and is retained therein. Cribbage board systems are also provided.
Abstract: The present inventions are score-keeping-with-carry score boards and are specifically suited by design for accumulating and displaying points during the play of games like cribbage, rummy or five hundred euchre but not limited to these. The present inventions are very "pocket-able" or conveniently portable score boards.
Abstract: A dartboard scoring system for allowing players to keep score of a variety of dart games comprising a pegboard bearing indicia for dividing it into a plurality of team zones, each team zone bearing indicia dividing it into a matrix of scoring spaces, each scoring space bearing corresponding indicia indicative for scoring dart games, each scoring space further having a mounting hole formed thereon adapted for receiving a scoring marker; a chalkboard associated with the pegboard with the chalkboard adapted to be written upon with chalk for tallying and indicating a player's score during a dart game; and a plurality scoring markers, each securable in a mounting hole of the pegboard for indicating status of scoring during a dart game.
Abstract: An improved cribbage game apparatus includes a cribbage score board having a single scoring path for each player in order to obviate the need to repeat the counting or scoring lap and thus reducing confusion as to the laps completed. The board is larger than standard and the opponents' pegging or scoring paths are widely separated for further ease of use. The board folds for ease of storage, and includes separate storage space therein for each of the scoring pegs and at least one deck of cards when folded. The pegs are symmetrical to provide for ease of manipulation, and are differentiated by color and/or shape for each player for further ease of use. The board and pegs may be formed with differently shaped holes and peg ends for each player, thus precluding placement of one player's peg in another player's board path.
Abstract: A fish score card for counting the number of fish caught during a fishing trip is disclosed. The score card includes a column for each fisherman on the trip and a row for each possible type of fish caught. Each time a fish is caught the fisherman places a peg in the appropriate hole of the appropriate row and column of the scorecard. In an alternatively preferred embodiment, the fish score card may be attached to a combination length gauge and scale. The length gauge is for measuring the length of the fish and the scale is for weighing the fish.
Abstract: The present invention is a peg type score keeping game board which is two game boards in one and is specifically suited by design to facilitate card games such as the game GIVE-A-WAY and CRIBBAGE.
April 11, 1990
Date of Patent:
July 2, 1991
Harold L. Hull, Michael L. Maxfield, William L. Durante, Jr.
Abstract: A multi-use number board including a board having a series of substantially square raised surfaces or lands arranged in rows and columns on the top surface of the board and separated by an array of substantially perpendicular channels, and including holes at the intersections of the channels; the pegs having two ends, both of which may be inserted into the holes, one end being easily removable, the other end forming a friction fit so the peg extends fixedly from the surface of the board.
Abstract: A score keeping apparatus (10) for games comprising a clipboard unit (11) adapted to operatively engage a score pad unit (12) and a sequence monitoring unit (13) operatively associated with the clipboard unit (11); wherein the sequence monitoring unit (13) includes a movable peg member (31) and a plurality of apertures (30) arranged in a pattern (40) for the purpose of keeping track of the order of rotation among the participants in a game.
Abstract: Alcohol pieces representing alcohol consumed are placed on one side of a balance board supported by as support structure. A time piece (or pieces) representing the alcohol oxidized by the body in a period of time is placed on the other side of the balance board and the tilt of the board tells the drinker what his or her blood alcohol level is.
Abstract: A calorie counting device comprising a plurality of activity pieces and consumption pieces, a support structure, a balance board and a scale means. The balance board is balanced on said structure along a line that defines a center line. The board has a plurality of locations on one side of said center line for easy placement and removal of activity pieces and a plurality of locations on the other side for easy placement and removal of consumption pieces. Activity pieces represent calories expended during activities. Consumption pieces represent calories consumed. A scale means indicates approximately the net calories gained or lost during a time period or the weight gained or lost during such period.
Abstract: A cribbage board is provided with means to indicate when a losing player has failed to tally a given number of points in a game. The indicators are released to an indicating position by the placement of a tally pin in final socket on the game board surface.
Abstract: A counting board having a top panel with a series of apertures therein, a plurality of pegs each insertable into one of these apertures and each formed from magnetically attractive material, and at least one strip of magnetic material attached to the top panel or embedded within it. The magnetic strips are aligned with a plurality of apertures so as to maintain the pegs at particular selectively adjustable orientations within their corresponding apertures. Means are also provided for permanently retaining the pegs in the counting board.
Abstract: A euchre score board comprising a body portion defining a playing surface divided into two substantially mirror image result tabulation areas. The tabulation areas each comprise a column of N peg receiving holes for tabulating the number of points aquired by a single playing entity in a game, where N equals the number of points required to win the game. Each tabulation area also includes a column of 1/2N-1 peg receiving holes for tabulating the number of "euchres" scored by the respective playing entities in the course of the game. A centrally located column of score indicating numerals is disposed in registry with all of the columns.
Abstract: There is disclosed a calculating and recording device of the slide rule type for determining and retaining play statistics of a football game. The device has a body bearing at least one, and preferably two, coextensive grooves, each of which can receive a slide which is calibrated in indicia of arithmetic progression coextensive with the length of the slide. The rule includes removable marker means each bearing an indicium of a single class of a plurality of distinct classes of indicia representing plays or types of plays of a football game and the body of the rule has at least three parallel rows of receiver means in arithmetic spacing equal to the spacing of the indicia of the slide which receive the removable marker means to record passing, rushing and first down statistical information.
Abstract: Pulmonary exerciser device is provided whereby in one embodiment respective inspiratory and expiratory stages are stacked, the former above the latter, in a generally vertical, elongated tubular chamber. The patient pulmonary system is coupled to an intermediate point, and respective balls are carried in the expiratory and inspiratory chambers. Patient inhalation raises the lower ball, and patient exhalation raises the upper ball. Indicia are provided for incentive motivation and measurement of inspiration flow rate. Inspiration only is provided in other devices with provision for measurement and recording. In other devices, expiratory exercise is provided, with or without inspiratory exercise.
Abstract: A peg board scoring device for scoring the game of euchre is disclosed. A first plurality of spaced apart apertures are disposed in a base along a first pair of converging lines intersecting to form a "V". A second plurality of spaced apart apertures in the base are disposed along a second pair of lines converging to form a mirror image of the first pair of converging lines. The intersection of the first pair of lines and the intersection of the second pair of lines are spaced apart a distance. The first and second pairs of spaced apart apertures are used by opposing players to score a game euchre. A third plurality of evenly spaced apart apertures extends inward from a left edge of the base perpendicular to the edge to provide a device for one of the players to score the games he has won. A fourth plurality of evenly spaced apertures extending inward from the right edge of the base is used by the second player to score the games won by him.
Abstract: A golf score card takes the form of a single-piece card together with eighteen pegs numbered from one through eighteen for the purpose of keeping one's golf score without a paper and pencil. The card can be attached to a golf bag, cart or carried in the pocket and it is designed to be durable over a period of years. The arrangement is such as to enable the score to be recorded on each hole by inserting a peg numbered for that particular hole into the hole representing that score on the score card.
Abstract: Beginning with data cards which carry thereon a question or a statement to be a subject of a survey, such cards being pre-punched with appropriate indicia signifying the question being asked or the position being tested, the interviewer submits such position or question-carrying card to the interviewee who, upon reading the question or statement to himself, selects one of several possible categories between two extremes, as represented by a slot in a sequentially designated series of slots in a container, inserts such card in the selected slot representing his degree of agreement or disagreement with the question or position statement, such card being automatically received by an envelope marked correspondingly to the designation adjacent the slot, for later sorting and computer compilation of all the cards in each envelope and survey results which are free, to a maximum degree, from interviewer influence of interviewee.
Abstract: A cross-shaped gameboard has four arms extending radially from a central area and equiangularly spaced by 90.degree. from each other. The arms are of equal dimensions. A pocket is provided in each of the arms in the area of the end thereof farthest from the central area. Each of the pockets is adapted to accommodate a marble. A plurality of channels are formed in each of the arms and extend radially from the pocket in each of the arms. Rails extend along the edges of the arms to retain marbles on the arms. A plurality of marbles are provided. At the center of the gameboard, the marble are arranged in a square pattern such that when an additional marble is held at a height above the gameboard and dropped to a central area among the marbles, the marbles will be struck by the dropped marble and displaced thereby. The object of the game is to attempt to displace the marbles from the center of the gameboard and cause each to roll along an arm and fall into a pocket at the end of an arm.