Hazard Pockets Patents (Class 273/116)
  • Patent number: 10716288
    Abstract: An enrichment device for dispensing edible food products to an animal, and including the capability to provide the animals meal with said device. The device includes a body, an upper surface which preferably is removable from the body, a cavity, at least one passageway in the upper surface, the passageway communicating with the cavity to allow food to pass from the upper surface into the cavity. The body has a wall forming the cavity, and the wall has one or more openings therein to allow for food to pass from the cavity outside of the device where it may be consumed by the animal. The device bottom is configured to provide a rocking motion when the device is disrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis P. O'Donnell, Eric Griffin, Keith Hatton, John Combs, Kurt Swanson, Devin Sidell
  • Patent number: 7798493
    Abstract: A game for children or adults using a board and a ball provides entertainment and motor skill improvements. The board has a central depression for initially receiving the ball whereby the board is then manipulated to allow the ball to roll from the central depression to a distal groove. As the ball enters the distal groove, the board is manually “flipped” by the player to urge the ball from one end of the board to the other end where the ball is then directed by precise manual motions to reseat in the central depression. One or more individuals, each using a board and ball can play games and have contests for fun and enjoyment purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Adrian R. Moore
  • Patent number: 7722042
    Abstract: This invention relates a playing surface (1) for a game that may be played by opposing players or teams of players. The playing surface is formed from a resilient material and may be of polygonal or regular shape. The playing surface is provided with at least one scoring means, for example formed as an opening with a suspended pocket. The playing surface may be formed from a woven textile material into which is incorporated a resilient material such as lycra so that the playing surface as a whole can be stretched and physically deformed in two directions or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventors: Katrina Cross, Anthony Cross
  • Patent number: 5749575
    Abstract: A tiltable dual maze game board with rolling ball playing pieces. Each board is identical and can be tilted independently of the other to cause the playing pieces to move up ramps, around obstacles and around or into holes. Each board's control tilt mechanism includes two separate controller assemblies located perpendicular to each other under the board each of which has external handles. Each control assembly has two hinged vertical rods extending to join the board underneath by a ball joint connection. Ball bombs may be thrown from above in an attempt to knock out playing pieces before they reach the final winning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: Neal German
  • Patent number: 5553851
    Abstract: Gaming apparatus in which a ball is traveled onto a revolving surface has a plurality of rings of differing diameters which jointly form the revolving surface. The rings are centered on a vertical axis of rotation and may rotate in opposite directions or in the same direction at different speeds. The rings have winning apertures and losing apertures through which a rolling ball may drop through the ring. The rings, other than the final ring along the path of travel of the ball, also have pass zones at which a ball may roll on to the next ring without dropping into an aperture. Progressively higher score values may be assigned to the winning apertures of the successive rings along the path of ball travel. In the preferred form, the apparatus includes a ball launcher and detectors for counting balls which drop through winning apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Quick Silver Development Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Malavazos, Gregory Malavazos, Constantine Malavazos
  • Patent number: 5375828
    Abstract: A combination drinking glass lid and game includes a base which operates to cover and seal a drinking glass. The base includes an opening there through for passage of a drinking straw. Supported upon the base is a game of skill or chance, such as a target game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Creata, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Shikami
  • Patent number: 5295693
    Abstract: A game in which an object, such as a ball, is maneuvered upon a meandering path upwardly slanting to a goal. The ball is directed along the path by a manipulating device, such as a rod. The ball is free to move laterally along an edge of the rod under the force of gravity as the rod is tilted from the horizontal, and the ball may be moved linearly (advanced or retracted) by sliding the rod forward or backward along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventor: John Dobson
  • Patent number: 4744563
    Abstract: A rock and roll game is provided and consists of a ball disposed within a container for rolling in a reversing curved track so that a person can manipulate the container to bring the ball from a starting end to a finishing end without going into any traps to complete the game. The container can be hooked onto a belt of the person so that the person can manipulate the container by moving hips in any direction. The angle of the container relative to the belt can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Inventors: Angelo Anastasia, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4542904
    Abstract: Ball in pocket, a game of chance and skill provides a player with the opportunity of developing skill at manipulating a playing board on which balls or marbles either land in scoring pockets, are deflected by bumpers or fall into holes or the return slot wherein they are lost from play. The game is fabricated in three layers: a window, a playing board and a bottom board. The window allows easy viewing of the game while retaining all balls and marbles; the play takes place on the playing board; and, the bottom board holds balls or marbles which have fallen through holes or through the return slot. When play has finished, or at any other time, the balls or marbles may be returned to their starting zone by simply turning the game upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: Frank Parlato
  • Patent number: 4537402
    Abstract: A game device made up of a circular frame with a hole in the center and a handle on each side for holding it and tilting it. A hole is formed in the center of the frame and a net is supported on the bottom of the frame around the hole. The circular track is formed in the frame around the hole and concentric thereto. The player can support the ball in the track and grasp the handles in his hand and tilt the frame from side to side causing the ball to roll around the track. The idea of the game is to roll the ball around the track at the greatest speed without having it fall off or fall into the hole in the center. The movement of the ball can be timed to obtain a score in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Inventor: Herbert W. Prather, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4509753
    Abstract: The Pyramid Puzzle is a toy puzzle incorporating a ball hidden inside a pyramid. By chance rotation of the various levels of the pyramid the ball drops through the levels of the pyramid. When the ball falls into a blind (partial) hole, the pyramid must be manipulated to reorient the ball so that it may fall freely down to the next level. The puzzle is solved by retrieving the ball in a sliding tray at the base of the pyramid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Inventor: Philip M. Vaughan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4447057
    Abstract: A toy with balls which is provided with a playing field. The playing field is formed on at least one rotatable disc (92), where the disc (2) is provided with holes (3), the size of which allows falling of the balls (4) freely therethrough. Furthermore it is provided with an assorting unit (6) connectible with the hole (3) of the disc (2), wherein the disc (2) is arranged in cup-shaped house (1) to be held in the hand having a cover (1a) and a side which are made of transparent material. The assorting unit (6) is firmly fixed. The assorting chamber (16) formed below the disc (2) and has as many guiding recesses (11) as the number of holes (3) of disc (2), and wherein the lower end of the guiding recesses (11) is connectible through outlets (17) of a rotatable null-setting disc (13) with a collecting space (18), which is in communication with a preparatory space ( 21) through channel (22), where a feeding key (23) is built in between the preparatory space (21) and playing space (9) above the disc (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Assignee: Generalimpex Kulkereskedelmi Vallalat
    Inventor: Lagos Hollosy
  • Patent number: 4294448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a game apparatus (10) for simulating field games, such as football, with greater realism. The apparatus (10) includes a game board (18) attached to a frame (16) which is supported for pivotal movement about two mutually perpendicular axes. A plurality of fences (38) and apertures (40) on the game board (18) define an obstacle course for a roller ball (42). Handles (22, 24) are provided for selectively tilting the game board (18), which is normally spring-biased to a horizontal position, to maneuver the ball (42) through the obstacle course thereon. A passer/kicker (56) is provided for launching the game ball (42), as are a predetermined number of down pegs (68) for insertion into the apertures (40) to mark the progress of each team. Spinners (26-38) representing various play options and penalties are used when the ball (42) falls into certain predetermined apertures (40) on the game board (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Inventor: Newell B. Oler
  • Patent number: 4262904
    Abstract: A game device comprising a cylinder (10) formed of a pair of side walls (18) and an outer circumferential wall (22) spanning the side walls. An inner circumferential wall (24) and a middle circumferential wall (26) span the side walls (18) with the middle circumferential wall being located between the inner and outer circumferential walls and the three circumferential walls being spaced from each other. A barrier (28) spanning the side walls (18) extends radially between the three circumferential walls. An entry hole (20) extends through the outer circumferential wall adjacent to and on a first side of the barrier (28). A plurality of avoidance holes (32) extend through middle circumferential wall with the avoidance hole (32) closest to the second side of the barrier (28) being spaced from the barrier (28) and with the avoidance holes (32) all being out of alignment with the entry hole (20) and all being of smaller diameters than the width of the middle circumferential wall (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Inventor: David N. Magida
  • Patent number: 4248427
    Abstract: A pinball type game utilizing an inclined, rotatable playing surface containing projections, guide rails, targets, traps, and at least one ball is described. The speed and direction of rotation of the playing surface is controlled by the player. The location and movement of the playing surface projections may be used to impart direction and speed to the playing ball. Barriers may be placed between some of the projections, thus aiding or hindering the ball striking a target or a trap. One or more ball propellers may be located on the playing surface to give the ball more action. Where holes are used as targets and traps, a means is provided to guide the ball dropping through a target or trap hole to channels which indicate the score obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Inventor: Donald W. Vierimaa
  • Patent number: 4094507
    Abstract: A table height rolling ball game apparatus of the type employing a freely tippable table whose upper surface has a maze defining a track on which a ball may freely roll is disclosed. The track runs circuously from an outer start position to a central end position and a number of hazard holes are provided in the track. The hazard hole and track are sized such as to allow the ball to roll past the hazard hole when rolling along one sidewall of the track, but to fall into and through the hole when proceeding along the other side of the track. At least some of the holes are placed along the side walls where the ball would naturally travel so as to require a coordinated action on the part of the player or players to avoid them. A novel hole closing system is employed to selectively close the hazard holes so that the game may be made easier or harder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Inventor: Russell E. Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 4034985
    Abstract: A game of skill of the type in which a ball traverses a generally flat surface and is propelled by tilting the surface whereby the player scores "points" by propelling the ball over the surface to targets thereon. The playing surface is formed as the upper surface of a playing board which is mounted on a central fulcrum to permit controlled tilting. The board also has legs spaced from the fulcrum for limiting the amount of tilting permissible during play of the game. The upper playing surface has a ball receiver which has a manually operable gate for opening the receiver and releasing the ball onto the playing surface. The targets are in the form of upstanding resiliently mounted plate members which can be knocked down by the ball by impact from a predetermined direction. The receiver gate is closed automatically after a given period of time by a timer which is started by the opening of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1977
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Breslow, Eugene Jaworski