Indicator: Projected Patents (Class 273/142A)
  • Patent number: 5605330
    Abstract: A portable container for playing games of chance comprises a box combined by a cover and a base, a rotatable means whose components are disposed in the cover and the base when carried. A number of bouncers are provided on the base for playing. Disks are inserted in the bouncers and bounced by the springs within the bouncers to the assembled rotatable means so that the positions of the rotatable means in which the disks drop determine the scores of the players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventors: Wonder Huang, Victoria Ho, Wei-po Hsu
  • Patent number: 5366221
    Abstract: A random play indicator includes a base portion having a light station thereon, a light source in the base portion for illuminating the light station, a manually rotatable randomizer wheel including a plurality of different colored light segments, and a diffuser dome. The randomizer wheel is rotatably mounted on the base portion so that sequential different colored segments thereof sequentially pass over-the light station as the randomizer wheel is rotated, and the diffuser dome is mounted on the base portion over the randomizer wheel for diffusing light passing through the segment of the randomizer wheel aligned with the light station at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignees: Stephen Schwartz, Howard Kamentsky
    Inventors: Stephen Schwartz, Howard Kamentsky, Michael Gorker
  • Patent number: 5310190
    Abstract: A board game is provided to have a board defining a plurality of pockets symmetrically situated around a periphery of the board and a plurality of depressions for accepting movable game pieces. A rotating shaft of an electric motor is positioned in the center of the board, the electric motor being powered by a battery and controlled by a switch. An outwardly extending arm is attached to rotate with the shaft. A horse figure is permanently attached to the rotating arm, the horse figure being configured to pass over the plurality of pockets. Atop the horse figure is positioned a cowboy figure separate from and removably connected to the horse figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: Richard D. Morris
  • Patent number: 5184821
    Abstract: Disclosed is a game apparatus for playing poker and similar card games, including a playing table having a plurality of images which may be selectively lit to indicate winning bets, an indicator board to indicate identified cards, and a switchboard for controlling the playing table. Also disclosed are a plurality of rotatable wheels driven by an electric motor and a plurality of different size sprockets connected to the electric motor by a series of chains, whereby the plurality of rotatable wheels may be simultaneously driven at different speeds of rotation. The rotatable wheels include a large wheel having randomly selected images of a complete deck of cards plus a Joker, the suits being arranged to alternate a red and a black card, and four smaller wheels mounted on the large wheel and having randomly selected images of thirteen cards from a second deck, the suits being arranged in a manner similar to the large wheel. Spring markers cooperate with pins on said wheel to identify selected cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Raymond E. Korenek
  • Patent number: 4095794
    Abstract: The token return assembly cooperates with an amusement apparatus formed of a token supply receptacle with a latchable lower portion and containing a vacuum supply unit; a rotating drum positioned on a base disposed below the receptacle, has openings for receiving tokens, as they fall from the receptacle caused by movement of the lower portion of the receptacle; an associated display panel electrically connected to switches below the openings, corresponding to positions of the tokens in the respective openings, the display being energized through the closing of normally open switch contacts by action with respective tokens. The switches, mounted on movable support plates associated with solenoids within the lower portion of the drum, on actuation of the solenoids by the player activating a token return switch, are withdrawn from the openings. The tokens, falling into an inclined channel which leads to a conduit are returned to the receptacle by vacuum suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Garto, Anthony Garto, Alfred Garto