Moving Pockets Patents (Class 273/117)
  • Patent number: 11344794
    Abstract: A safe puzzle is configured with deep cutouts inside a base block, and inside the cutouts are respective pegs that are shielded by the surrounding walls. The base block may have multiple cutouts and inside each one is a peg that serves as the puzzle for the child. The cutouts can have a square peg, triangular peg, circular peg, and ovular peg that extends in a vertical direction from a floor of each cutout. A gap between the peg and the cutout's walls surrounds the pegs so that the child and a parent have sufficient space for their hand to manipulate the blocks, such as place the blocks over the pegs and remove the blocks from the pegs. The pegs have a height that is equal to or below the base block's top surface to create a safer environment for toddlers when playing with the puzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Tatonetti
  • Patent number: 6749197
    Abstract: A step garnish is attached to a rear bumper via a plurality of connectors that are adapted to reduce or eliminate damage to a tailgate in the event of a rear impact. The connectors include first connectors that releasably secure a proximal end of the step garnish to a top portion of the bumper body, and second connectors that affix a distal end of the step garnish to the bumper body top portion. In the event of a rear impact, the proximal end of the step garnish is released from the bumper while the distal end of the step garnish remains attached to the bumper body. Accordingly, the step garnish moves up away from damaging contact with the tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryan Miller, Douglas McLeish
  • Publication number: 20020130464
    Abstract: A novel lottery ticket as well as a lottery game and method of playing that game using the lottery ticket are disclosed. The lottery ticket can be used to participate in at least one of a plurality of drawing events that occur over a period of time. The lottery ticket comprises a number of panels that conceal a number of playing game pieces and/or free spaces. The playing game pieces and/or free spaces are concealed by a removable coating material. Participants can choose which drawing event to play, manifesting their intent to play a particular drawing event by revealing the playing game pieces associated with the panels that are designated specifically for that particular drawing event. The game is played further by selecting a combination of winning game pieces and determining whether any of each participant's playing game pieces match some or all of the winning game pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Alan Taylor, Andrew P. Gray
  • Patent number: 6116910
    Abstract: A thin flat body of material, including static cling vinyl, capable of adhering electrostatically to vertical nonporous surfaces such as a bathroom mirror allowing it to be removed and reapplied repeatedly without leaving residue and further permiting writing and printing on the surface thereof. Said body of material also having preprinted on its front surface a depiction of teeth of the upper jaw (12) and of the lower jaw (13) with a means of conveying conditions and advice regarding dental hygiene (22) on the depiction of teeth by writing. In addition, an area is preprinted on the body of material for advertising (18) as well as an area for writing the date and time of a future appointment (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Christopher E. Green
  • 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: 5437454
    Abstract: A manipulable puzzle and method includes a shallow box-like housing with a see-through top established by base-conforming side walls and-apertured front and back walls for containing slider bars incorporating a plurality of alternating teeth and pockets which are translated relative to the housing for selective manipulation of color coded balls between the pockets of adjacent, aligned slider bars to establish new distribution patterns of the color coded balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Tri-Tec Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ira Friedman
  • Patent number: 4468033
    Abstract: A toy game of skill has a housing and a plurality of members rotatably mounted on the housing such that they are in operative association with one another. One of the members is rotated, and in so rotating that member, the rotation is communicated to the rest of the members to simultaneously rotate them. Located on the members are a plurality of object repositories. A plurality of objects, at least one less than the number of object repositories, are positioned within the object repositories. As the members move with respect to one another, the objects are carried on the object repositories. The objects can be transferred from one repository to an empty repository when two of the members are in a position aligning their respective object repositories with one another. However, the objects are retained in any one object repository whenever the members are in a position with respect to one another such that the object repositories are not aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Minami, Tohru Nishimiya
  • Patent number: 4082268
    Abstract: A game apparatus which includes a base for positioning on a supporting surface and having an upper playing surface for supporting at least one playing piece for movement thereof. The playing surface has at least one recess therein for receiving the playing piece. A manually manipulatable member overlies and is in proximity to the playing surface for selective sliding movement thereover by players of the game. The manually manipulatable member is opaque and has an aperture therein for receiving the playing piece in gravity abutment with the playing surface. The aperture in the manually manipulatable member is larger than the playing piece whereby the playing piece can drop through the aperture into the recess in the playing surface when aligned therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Breslow, Eugene Jaworski