Sports Or Outdoor Recreational Activities Patents (Class 273/277)
  • Patent number: 8820746
    Abstract: A realistic professional team sports board game, including an On-The-Roll mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, opposing teams continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle and a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation that maps various combinations of offensive and defensive strategies and dice rolls into realistic game situations and the progression among them. Both teams: secretly choose a strategy, generally by selecting a card placed face down; roll dice; reveal strategy choices by turning cards face up; determine a situation chart to consult, and further determine which result is selected from within the chart, based on some combination of which cards were played and the results of the dice rolls. A variety of play cards affect the overall game momentum of either team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Patent number: 8465022
    Abstract: A game system for use with an object tossing game board such as a cornhole game board is disclosed for simulating a sport. The game system includes a plurality of playing cards so that one of at least a first player and a second player draws one of the plurality of cards during a player turn, each of the plurality of playing cards having tossing instruction information including identification of an award representing an activity involved in the sport and identification of an attempt number representing a number of tosses in which one of the first player and the second player has to successfully toss the object to the object tossing game board during the player turn to obtain the award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Weiss, Sande R. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8360433
    Abstract: A realistic professional team sports board game, including an On-The-Roll mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, opposing teams continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle and a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation that maps various combinations of offensive and defensive strategies and dice rolls into realistic game situations and the progression among them. Both teams: secretly choose a strategy, generally by selecting a card placed face down; roll dice; reveal strategy choices by turning cards face up; determine a situation chart to consult, and further determine which result is selected from within the chart, based on some combination of which cards were played and the results of the dice rolls. A variety of play cards affect the overall game momentum of either team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Patent number: 8282102
    Abstract: A board game based on the sport of fishing having a board surface having various features and players are given special privileges in order to catch fish according to a set of rules and steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel Garnier Letourneau
  • Publication number: 20120242042
    Abstract: A game is provided that simulates American style football. Action cards include offensive plays and defensive outcomes. Skill is introduced by the offensive play chosen by an offensive player. Chance is introduced by the defensive outcome corresponding to the offensive play selected by the offensive player. The game lacks dice, spinners, or other random number generators. The game includes one set of action cards, which are selected consecutively by the offensive player. As preferably listing only offensive plays, only the defensive outcomes, thus the results of the offensive plays, vary from card to card. The game includes a field with markers that may be used to track the progress of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: STATOGAMES, INC.
    Inventor: Nick T. Thomopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120175843
    Abstract: A game for simulating the play of American football with poker hands. The game includes a game playing board that is divided into two sides, each side having a plurality of parallel bands with each band itself having a plurality of demarcated spaces, and a single, undivided intermediate band located between the two sides, with the spaces on the game playing board representing yard positions on a playing field, and with two end zones located at opposite ends of the playing field, with each end zone being represented by a band having a plurality of demarcated spaces, and a goal area adjacent to each end zone. Chips are used to represent players and points on the playing field, and a first down marker is also provided. The first team to capture all of the other team's chips wins. The game can be a physical game or computer game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Mitchell Twersky
  • Patent number: 8196928
    Abstract: A game is provided that simulates American style football. Action cards include offensive plays and defensive outcomes. Skill is introduced by the offensive play chosen by an offensive player. Chance is introduced by the defensive outcome corresponding to the offensive play selected by the offensive player. The game lacks dice, spinners, or other random number generators. The game includes one set of action cards, which are selected consecutively by the offensive player. As preferably listing only offensive plays, only the defensive outcomes, thus the results of the offensive plays, vary from card to card. The game includes a field with markers that may be used to track the progress of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: StatoGames, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick T. Thomopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120032397
    Abstract: A board game based on the sport of fishing having a board surface having various features and players are given special privileges in order to catch fish according to a set of rules and steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel Garnier Letourneau
  • Patent number: 8066572
    Abstract: One or more systems for transmitting real-time game information for a game to a remote device are provided. The system can include at least one remote terminal unit adapted to be communicated with a controller associated with a game information display device. The remote terminal unit can communicate with a network in communication with each remote terminal unit and with a game server. The game server can include a game server processor. The game server processor can be in communication with each remote terminal unit. A game server data storage can be in communication with the game server processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Scores Two Go, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Timmons, Daryl Burttschell, Howard Burttschell
  • Publication number: 20110210511
    Abstract: A target game with, for example, weighted game pieces or unweighted game pieces and game boards onto which the weighted or unweighted game pieces are dropped is disclosed, The elements of the game may include, for example, playing surface, targets and playing pieces. The target areas may be used to progress throughout the game using one or more game pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Gugliotti
  • Publication number: 20110156348
    Abstract: A game using bottle caps or similar shape pieces, to represent: soccer, baseball, football or basketball players. The bottle caps are used on a rug or similar material that simulates the surface of the field. The bottle caps “kick, pass, shoot, throw” (hitting) a proportional realistic ball or “run” (slide) by means of finger flicking or catapulting the cap with the fingers, depending if the ball is on the rug surface or on the cap respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: OSCAR RICARDO RUIZ
  • Publication number: 20110140358
    Abstract: A wagering game based upon one or more events. The wagering game can include a game board having any number of wagering areas disposed thereon. The wagering areas may further include one or more sets of wagering odds. Additionally, the game board can be correlated to an event which is displayed to any players of the game. Events may then be wagered on and, depending on the outcome of the events, winning wagers may be paid and losing wagers may be collected from the game board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Frederick J. Donahoe, Susan Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20100308534
    Abstract: A dual-purpose football game play table includes a body and a plurality of control rods. Each of the plurality of control rods is provided with figurines for playing a football game along with the movement of the control rods. The body has a face board, a stop board surrounding the face board, and an open chamber defined between the stop board and the face board. The plurality of control rods penetrate through two opposing side portions of the stop board. The figurines are disposed in the open chamber. By the transparent plate to cover the open chamber directly or indirectly, the players are able to watch the game through the transparent plate and the body is able to be used as a table, providing a dual-purpose object. The present invention is nimble and convenient in use, saves space effectively, and is pleasing in appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Wei Lin LU
  • Publication number: 20100264590
    Abstract: A soccer board game and a method for playing it by first and second contestants is disclosed. The game board included a board comprising a grid of distinctly marked squares with soccer field markings. The soccer field markings include a half line dividing the field into two half fields, a kick-off circle on the half line, two opposite goal boxes located on opposite ends of the field, a five-zone and a sixteen-zone areas adjacent each of the goal boxes. The board game includes at least one die; a ball; and opponent first and second teams of players, each team pertaining to one of the contestants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Boris Makarov, Sergey Makarov, Roman Makarov
  • Patent number: 7802794
    Abstract: A game board comprising a board, wherein said game board simulates a baseball field. The board is divided in two principal sections, wherein one of the sections is denoted as the infield and the other as the outfield. The infield comprises two tracks connecting each base and the outfield is sub-divided in at least 9 sections representing a particular outfield position. The game also comprises cards with printed instruction, figures representing the players, and dices with particular indicia. A player can win the game by scoring the most runs at the end of the nine 9 innings or by hitting 7 runs with the Mega Slam at any point of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jose Luis Zorrilla Perez
  • Publication number: 20100171263
    Abstract: Several different football-related games and activities are combined into a kit, resulting in a unique combination for use while watching a football game on television such as the Super Bowl. A sports activity kit comprises bingo-like game; a statistics game; various interactive segments, and a trivia segment. Upon completion of the elected segments, all participants tally their accumulated points, and the participant who accumulates the most points wins the game overall. At least the winner of the game preferably receives a trophy. In the preferred embodiment, adult and child versions of the game are provided. The adult version includes a bingo-like game, a statistics game and a trivia segment. The child version includes two different interactive segments—a ball throw and a ball-kick component—and a statistics game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Myles S. Kobren, Stephen Oliveri
  • Patent number: 7695364
    Abstract: During a slot machine game, game effects are also displayed on a liquid crystal panel 39d provided in a reel display window unit 39, and thus the liquid crystal panel 39d serves as a new machine component for performing game effects. Therefore, new effects for the game can be performed on the liquid crystal panel 39d, which facilitates maintaining the novelty of game effects. Furthermore, a reel glass base 39b and a bezel metal frame 39c are interposed between a transparent acryl plate 39a and the liquid crystal panel 39d. As a result, the display unit of the liquid crystal panel 39d is disposed in a position recessed from the transparent acryl plate 39a. Therefore, the display unit of the liquid crystal panel 39d is provided with depth feeling, and can be clearly viewed up to the edge of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Okada
  • Patent number: 7686304
    Abstract: An approach to realistically schematizing professional team sports embodied as board games, and particularly a preferred embodiment schematizing American football, baseball and basketball, as well as soccer, ice hockey and golf. One key to the realistic play of the game is the On-The-Roll™ (“OTR”) mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, where both teams, generally, continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle, or otherwise. Other games employ a one-player OTR mechanism for processes such as putting or hazard escape in golf. An additional essential element is a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation of many actual professional games, that map various combinations of offensive and defensive strategy options and dice rolls onto realistic game situations and the progression among them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Publication number: 20100052254
    Abstract: The table baseball set provides more than 9 figurines (can include coaches) as players for each team, and can be played on a miniature baseball stadium board. Even people with a rough knowledge on baseball can do it easily. Because of its special design and assignments, the layout of the miniature baseball stadium corresponds exactly to the official baseball field. In this game, there are fielders, hits, outs, walks, scores, and some tactics used that nearly all happen in the real baseball game. It is a nice table game, full of interesting, fun and excitement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: CHU-HSIUNG HSU
  • Publication number: 20090295086
    Abstract: A game apparatus for use in conjunction with a sporting event is provided which allows players of the game to predict the outcome of actions that occur during the sporting event, and which allows the players to keep track of who has made the greater number of correct predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Needle, Robert L. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7523940
    Abstract: A baseball dice game system for playing a game of baseball with dice includes a case including a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that extends upwardly from the bottom wall to define a playing space of the case. The case has a plurality of base apertures that extend into the bottom wall through a playing surface of the bottom wall and are positioned to represent bases of a baseball diamond. The case includes a plurality of pitch result apertures. The pitch result apertures are arranged in a grid comprising three strike columns and four ball rows. The pitch result apertures are positioned adjacent an area representative of home plate of a baseball diamond. A pair of play dice is rolled to determine a result of a pitch. A plurality of player pegs is inserted into the base apertures and the pitch result apertures when the play dice are rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Ken Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20090102126
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a golf game and method of playing. More particularly, a method of gameplay which follows the career of a selected golf professional, as each game participant attempts to attain victories in the selected golf professional's career by selecting game pieces from a stack at random. A method in accordance with the disclosure entails providing a two dimensional array including the major tournament results of a selected golf professional, providing a plurality of game pieces, a player selecting a game piece, wherein the game piece corresponds to an element in the array, and repeating game piece selection for each successive player until a victory condition is met. Scoring mode, grand slam mode, and career win mode can each be used in the game play method in accordance with the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: FRANK PARAMORE, DAIL PARAMORE
  • Patent number: 7516959
    Abstract: The method of betting on participants in a tournament comprises creating at least two teams of at least one participating player playing in the tournament, the tournament having a series of at least two casino games in which the participating players will play; associating at least one event with at least one participating player during the tournament; a betting player selecting at least one chosen participant on which to place a bet, each of the chosen participant being one of a team and a participating player; the betting player identifying at least one event related to the tournament for which to place the bet, wherein the event is meaningful within the tournament; the betting player making a that the event will occur in association with the chosen participant during the tournament; determining an occurrence of the event in association with the chosen participant; and if the event occurred in association with the participant, determining a payout to be paid to the betting player; wherein the betting player
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: DEQ Systèmes Corp.
    Inventors: Marcel Huard, Réal Bérubé
  • Patent number: 7497440
    Abstract: A board game combining an element of chance (via a random event generator, such as a die) with strategy to decide the outcome of the game. Game pieces are moved along a numerically sequenced series alternating in a pattern from inside a dividing line to outside of this same line and back again until a game piece reaches the free-throw line, at which time it may be “shot” in order to score, provided that the required character is generated by the random event generator. Whether a game piece may come into the game and whether it may advance along the sequential series depends on the random event generator. However, which game piece to play, assuming a valid move can be made, is up to the player(s) of the team, and the strategy followed by the team player(s) can have a major impact in the outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Royer Corporation
    Inventor: Michael B. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7472907
    Abstract: A board game for 2 to 8 players about the movie business industry, consisting of a square playing board divided into 52 playing spaces, 12 on each side, plus 4 corner “Start Here” squares. Within the interior of the playing board are four “Theater” archways, each showing two “Film Genres.” In the center of the board is the “Spinning wheel,” whereby the player acquires (or loses) the movie industry titles “Producer,” “Director,” “Writer” or “Agent.” The players begin the game by placing a game token on 1 of 4 inside corners to earn a “Salary” through dice rolls before proceeding to one of the “Start Here” squares. The players then enter the “Theater” archways after acquiring from 1 to 8 of the “Film Genre” cards and from 1 to 4 “Industry Title” rings, accumulating the pre-determined amount of money and winning the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew James Pomeroy
  • Patent number: 7448628
    Abstract: A golf board game including a game board resembling a golf course with 18 golf links and a club house along with various hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, bridges and the like scattered throughout the game board. Also, provided are a die, tokens, a scorecard, a list card with a distances and outcome chart on one side, providing the number of spaces to be moved dependent upon the club and die roll or, for a putter, upon the distance the token is from the flag and die roll and, on the other side, a symbols and penalties chart providing strokes lost and location of next shot dependent upon various golf events, such as hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, and bridges. The basic rules simulate those of a round of golf, thus educating players about the game of golf, golf etiquette, and friendly competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Vagn S. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7371165
    Abstract: A card game program has a routine for displaying areas of a player and an opponent, each being comprised of a plurality of hexes, a routine for displaying selective disposition of card on the hex, a routine for removing for displaying remove of a card between the hexes, a routine for dealing with battle for seizing damage between the cards of a player and the opponent and displaying the result, and a routine for computing point for computing victory point from a form of location of a card. A player can fight against the opponent, seizing damage between the player and the opponent by removing the card between the respective areas. Therefore, an element like strategic simulation game of attacking the respective areas can be added in addition to the interest as a card game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Konami Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Reizei, Kazunobu Uchida
  • Patent number: 7350782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an action-figure type board game wherein players advance their game pieces around a dividedly spaced instructional peripheral track in accordance with a die being thrown, subsequently allowing a player's poseable cheerleader figure to be launched and propelled gymnastically-like airborne at a plurality of athletic competition stations, and then land upright on landing surfaces using interlocking “hook and loop” fastener material, simulating the physical skills and tumbling routines that are performed by Competitive Cheerleaders, and in order to win, collect the majority plurality of awards referred to as “trophy” cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventors: Wallace Maurice Sumner, Peyton Emily Parker
  • Patent number: 7334796
    Abstract: In a system and method for playing a game in conjunction with viewing an event, predictions are made regarding elements of the event, and physical activity simulating an element of the event is performed. The event may be a televised sporting event such as a football game. Predictions are preferably made before the event. Points are awarded for each correct prediction and for achieving a selected objective in physical activities, e.g., propelling a ball to a target. A referee's score sheet may be kept for recording actual results. Awards may be provided for each portion of the event, e.g., quarters, for the physical activities and for of the entire game. Equipment for the physical activity, prediction sheets, referee score sheets, a tote board, a rule book, markers for setting up the physical elements of the game and a container for the game system may further comprise the game system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Charles A. Wittwer
  • Patent number: 7325805
    Abstract: A game and a method of playing a game are provided that teach the concepts necessary for a polished musical performance. In one embodiment, the game comprises a game board that provides a path of movement for a playing pawn controlled by each player. The path of movement comprises a plurality of areas or “stores”, each store designating a different category of music theory. The game also comprises means for directing each player as to how to move their respective playing pawn along the path of movement and into each of the plurality of stores. An object of the game is to successfully move a playing pawn into each one of the series of stores and correctly answer music theory questions relevant to the category of music theory covered by that store. In case the player does not have adequate understanding of a particular music category designated by a store, a separate game is provided to further develop the player's understanding of the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Whirligig, LLP
    Inventors: Sally Ritchie, Sharon Ragner
  • Patent number: 7306226
    Abstract: A musical game for facilitating learning of musical concepts has a game board with, for each player, a player set of musical symbols inscribed thereupon. Players draw cards which define tasks which must be completed in order to progress in the game by marking musical symbols, with a marker, in their respective player sets on the game board. The first player to mark each symbol in the players respective set is the winner. Additional cards are also provided to direct movement of tokens, one for each player, on spaces on the game board, inscribed thereupon as a partial piano keyboard. A player may become a conductor by marking instruments inscribed on the board with the markers. A conductor has increased opportunities to mark symbols in the respective player set and thus of winning the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Lise Gagnon
  • Patent number: 7293771
    Abstract: A board game combining an element of chance (via a random event generator, such as a die) with strategy to decide the outcome of the game. Game pieces are moved along a numerically sequenced series alternating in a pattern from inside a dividing line to outside of this same line and back again until a game piece reaches the free-throw line, at which time it may be “shot” in order to score, provided that the required character is generated by the random event generator. Whether a game piece may come into the game and whether it may advance along the sequential series depends on the random event generator. However, which game piece to play, assuming a valid move can be made, is up to the player(s) of the team, and the strategy followed by the team player(s) can have a major impact in the outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Royer Corporation
    Inventor: Michael B. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20070235930
    Abstract: A golf board game including a game board resembling a golf course with 18 golf links and a club house along with various hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, bridges and the like scattered throughout the game board. Also, provided are a die, tokens, a scorecard, a list card with a distances and outcome chart on one side, providing the number of spaces to be moved dependent upon the club and die roll or, for a putter, upon the distance the token is from the flag and die roll and, on the other side, a symbols and penalties chart providing strokes lost and location of next shot dependent upon various golf events, such as hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, and bridges. The basic rules simulate those of a round of golf, thus educating players about the game of golf, golf etiquette, and friendly competition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Vagn S. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7261296
    Abstract: An automobile race game and method for playing same, is provided, comprised of a playing surface have printed on one side thereof a closed circuit race trace. The race track is divided across its width into parallel lanes. Each lane is divided into a sequence of spaces. A token is provided for each player set on a space on the race track. Players advance their tokens around the circuit according to the roll of three dice—two conventional dice and one supplemental dice. Some spaces are designated to “DRAW CARD,” requiring player landing on such spaces to draw an event card from the top of an invented stack of event cards. The supplemental die has one face permitting lane change, and another multiplying the value of the other two dice. Players may change lanes only if they roll doubles, roll appropriately on the supplemental die, or draw an appropriate event card. The first player to complete a pre-determined number of laps or circuits of the race track is declared the winner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond Duncan
  • Patent number: 7240903
    Abstract: A method of playing a board game including each player selecting a peg; determining the number of holes to move a peg from the tee toward the cup, using a pair of randomizers of a first type, such as dice; determining the number of strokes to move a peg that has reached the green into the cup using a second type of randomizer, the second type of randomizer being a card, and counting strokes, the total strokes for a link being the sum of the number of occasions on which a player uses the first type of randomizers, the number of strokes indicated on the selected card and any penalties acquired while moving the peg from the tee to the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Charles Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7232128
    Abstract: A board game simulating a football season is played by two or more players according to the general rules of the game of “Fantasy Football.” The board game uses a game board with indicia thereon resembling a football field. A game path is formed on the game board, the game path being divided into spaces with instructions imprinted thereon directing a player to advance or retract when moving a game piece along the board according to chance means. The game uses several decks of cards, which are provided separately from the board with indicia thereon that represents actual players in actual teams that provide instructions to the game player of the manner of progression along the board, that keep weekly and seasonal scores for the teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Laporte
  • Patent number: 7182343
    Abstract: A football board game may be played with a football board, a pair of dice, and a coin or other device suitable as a marker. The coin is placed on a starting position, each player rolls a die, and the resulting die values are compared to determine the amount by which the coin should be advanced. If the coin advances to the defense's goal line before the offense has to turn over the ball four attempts, the offense has scored a touchdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventors: Samuel L. Doskocil, Douglas C. Doskocil
  • Patent number: 6929263
    Abstract: A golf trivia board game for one or more players and method therefor in which players must answer golf trivia questions of various topics in order to advance a player token over a golf course depicted on a game board. Trivia questions have a degree of difficulty relative to a degree of difficulty for a specific golf shot that the player faces in order to advance his or her player token through a specific golf hole. The object of the game is to advance the player token completely across the golf course in a fewest possible number of questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventors: David Michael Scott, Cheryl A. Draper
  • Patent number: 6861559
    Abstract: A process is described for producing one or more substituted iminoamines, in particular ?-unsaturated ?-iminoamines, in a single reaction comprising reacting one or more primary amines, alkynes, and isonitriles in the presence of a transition metal catalytic complex, preferably a titanium metal catalytic complex such as (N,N-di(pyrrolyl-?-methyl)-N-methylamine)titanium (Ti(NMe2)2(dpma)), under reaction conditions effective for 3-component coupling of the primary amines, alkynes, and isonitriles to produce one or more of the substituted iminoamines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Aaron L. Odom
  • Patent number: 6789799
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a kissing shield game and method teaching safe affection to at least one person playing the kissing shield game. The kissing shield game includes a plurality of removable pegs, a playing surface, a gaming member, a plurality of frames and a plurality of thin, flexible membranes forming a kissing shield, and a resetable timer. The playing surface has a plurality of holes arranged in a predetermined pattern with each of the plurality of holes being capable of receiving at least one of the plurality of removable pegs. Each side of the gaming member has a different color associated therewith as well as a predetermined set of alphanumeric symbols associated therewith. The kissing shield is used when a selected person or object determined by a player is kissed so that the player learns safe affection and the proper use of the kissing shield through repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Deloris Gray Wood
  • Patent number: 6764076
    Abstract: A new and improved automobile racing board game that captures the real-life rules and strategies involved in a Nascar® sanctioned Stock Car race, such as aerodynamic drafting between the cars and taking optimal grooves around the race track, and accurately represents them in Board Game form. The invention described herein includes a game board and game pieces, said game board having a plurality of linear and circuitous movement paths disposed concentrically thereon representing a racetrack, at least one die provided for determining movement along the plurality of movement paths, which also affect movement of the player's piece on said movement paths. The game pieces are shaped like miniature racecars and are meant to represent actual Nascar® racecars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Merritt
  • Patent number: 6715758
    Abstract: The method of playing football game is the succession of actions characterized by the following: the two players in turn are rolling dice and moving by one move one of their player pieces across the squares of the game board, which are not occupied by other player pieces and ball player piece to the number of squares up to the number appearing on the roll of the said dice to the directions which the players are choosing, if the player piece or the goal keeper player piece reaches the square which is occupied by ball player piece, the said player pieces catch the ball player piece and after the repeated throw of dice (out of turn in this case) the player moves the ball player piece upon the said game board until the moment when the ball player piece crosses his opponent's goal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Alexander Shinderman
  • Patent number: 6666455
    Abstract: A baseball board and trivia game for providing fun and entertainment for baseball enthusiasts. The baseball board and trivia game includes a game board having a top side and further having a simulated diamond-shaped playing field diagrammed upon said top side and including simulated first, second and third bases and a simulated home base being diagrammed upon the simulated diamond-shaped playing field; and also includes decks of playing cards including a first deck of playing cards each having a baseball trivia question and answer displayed upon a side thereof, and also including a second deck of playing cards each having a particular baseball play outcome being displayed upon a side thereof; and further includes a plurality of game pieces being movably positioned upon the game board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Dow
  • Patent number: 6631905
    Abstract: A basketball skill teaching game apparatus and method for one or a plurality of players playing in a determined order. The apparatus features a game mat placed upon a playing surface and having a plurality of individual game squares arranged sequentially thereon. Upon a signal, from a starting point, the players commence play in a determined order and designated direction of play. Each player moves a determined number of squares from a starting point to a landing point which is another of the game squares, each of which has indicia thereon designating a specific physical exercise to be performed should a player land upon that square. Each of said players landing on their landing point during their respective turn reads the indicia thereon and communicates to fellow team members the specific physical exercise to be performed. When the team is done performing the exercise, the next player takes their turn and repeats the actions of the earlier player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Sandy Slade
  • Publication number: 20030087690
    Abstract: A spinning reel slot machine comprises a plurality of mechanical rotatable reels and a video display. In response to a wager, the reels are rotated and stopped to randomly place symbols on the reels in visual association with a display area. The video display provides a video image superimposed upon the reels. The video image may be interactive with the reels and include such graphics as payout values, a pay table, pay lines, bonus game features, special effects, thematic scenery, and instructional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy C. Loose, Wayne H. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 6530571
    Abstract: A game board having a representation of a baseball playing field is provided. Cards containing questions about the sport are divided into regular question and “challenge” question cards. When batting, a player uses a chance determining device to determine the outcome of an at bat, preferably either a “hit” or “out”. If the outcome is a “hit”, such player is then asked a question taken from a regular question card. If answered correctly, a playing piece is moved to the designated base. If the “hit” is a home run, a run is tallied on the scoreboard. Next, at the battling player's option, he or she may then ask an opposing player a question from a “challenge” question card. If the opposing player answers incorrectly, the battling player will advance his or her playing piece an extra base. The team with most runs at the end is declared the winner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Patricia McWilliams
  • Patent number: 6517433
    Abstract: A spinning reel slot machine comprises a plurality of mechanical rotatable reels and a video display. In response to a wager, the reels are rotated and stopped to randomly place symbols on the reels in visual association with a display area. The video display provides a video image superimposed upon the reels. The video image may be interactive with the reels and include such graphics as payout values, a pay table, pay lines, bonus game features, special effects, thematic scenery, and instructional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Loose, Wayne H. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 6511069
    Abstract: A baseball trivia game for learning baseball trivia. The baseball trivia game includes a game board having a top surface having a generally rectangular shape. The top surface has a game path thereon including a plurality of game spaces. The game path generally resembles a baseball diamond. A plurality of game pieces is provided. Each of plurality of trivia cards has a first side and second side. Each of the first sides has a different baseball trivia question thereon, and each of the second sides has an answer thereon relating to the trivia question on a respective the first side. The players answer in turn one of the trivia questions and moves their respective game pieces the number of game spaces indicated by the movement indicia if the player answers the trivia question correctly and wins by moving their game piece completely around the game path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Ammie L. Nurse
  • Publication number: 20020171199
    Abstract: A box game to teach tennis scoring, strategy, and to give players match confidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Richard N. Archer
  • Patent number: RE37957
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel method of game play and game components that in one embodiment are in the form of trading cards (10, 12, 40, 42, 44, 48, 54, 60, 64). However, the game components may take other forms, such as a board game, or the game may be played in different media, such as electronic games, video games, computer games, and inter-active network. In one version, the game components comprise energy or mana cards 40 and command or spell cards (10, 12, 42, 44, 48, 54, 60, 64) having command or spells associated therewith that utilize the energy to enable a player to attack, defend and modify the effect of other mana cards, spell cards, and the fundamental rules of play. The goal of the game is to reduce the life points of other players to a level below one. In this game of strategy and chance, players construct their own library of cards, preferably from trading cards, and play their library or deck of cards against the deck of cards of an opposing player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Channing Garfield
  • Patent number: 5223680
    Abstract: Two ultrasonic transducers are provided, one upon the ceiling of an elevator hoistway and the other one the top of an elevator car for measuring the time for an ultrasonic signal to travel from one transducer to another and return for treasuring elevator position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Claudia M. Schmidt-Milkau, Klaus Disterer, Rolf E. Hanitsch