Abstract: A dispensing game system includes a prize capsule storage hopper above two automatic hopper loaders that replenish the game below with prize capsules as needed. Two Ferris wheels carry free swinging gondolas that receive and hold the prize capsules from the loaders. Two or more player-activated actuator arms located next to the outer edge of the Ferris wheels are used to hit targets attached to the moving gondolas, in turn causing the gondolas to tip forward and release the prize capsule, which then falls down and rolls into the prize opening for the player to collect.
July 26, 2000
Date of Patent:
February 24, 2004
Pixy Games, Inc.
Python Anghelo, Bryan Hansen, William Pfutzenreuter
Abstract: The improved method of making a frangible, biodegradable clay target includes forming a plastic mixture by uniformly blending together clay, water and binder wherein the binder consists of about 1-2 percent of sodium silicate and about 0-1 percent of dextrin, by weight of the mixture, the total concentration of binder not exceeding about 2 percent, by weight of the mixture. The water is present in a concentration not in excess of 10 percent, by weight of the mixture and clay forms the remainder of the mixture. The mixture is charged into a forming press and hot pressed and dried at about 300.degree.-400.degree. F. to a finished, non-fired greenware frangible, biodegradable clay target. The improved composition is as set forth above.
Abstract: A local video game (310) including a communicating controller (326). The controller (326) receives local command signals created by a set of player controls (316). The controller (326) also receives remote command signals received through a modem (324) which were created by a remote video game (320) through a similar set of player controls. The controller (326) includes a synchronizer (328) which produces synchronizing codes to be sent to the remote video game (320) to synchronize the games. The synchronizer (328) synchronizes the local and remote command signals such that both are received by a game microprocessor (322) simultaneously. Memory (336) stores the player parameters and are retrieved whenever the synchronization codes of the local (310) and remote (320) video games have not matched for a predetermined number of iterations.
Abstract: A target pigeon has a generally flat web formed entirely of sheet metal with a central throughgoing hole at a web axis and having a pair of diametrically opposite web ends from each of which extends a sheet-metal vane which is tipped propeller-fashion relative to the other vane. In addition each of the web ends has a respective substantially straight, axially projecting, and outwardly tipped sheet-metal tab of V-section. A cup-shaped witness cap entirely of sheet metal is fittable to this web and has a circular rim centered on a cap axis and having a pair of diametrically opposite and radially outwardly extending lips each of which is formed with a respective throughgoing aperture through which the tabs project to hold the cap releasably in place on the web.
Abstract: A target pigeon for use in an autoloading target-pigeon launcher has a generally flat and circular ring centered on a ring axis and having a continuous and uninterrupted circular inner periphery defining a circular open space, a substantially circular outer periphery, and a pair of opposite axial faces. Two diametrically opposite formations are provided on one of the face of the ring and are each formed with a radially inwardly open notch spaced from the inner periphery. Furthermore an axially projecting circular and continuous ridge is formed on the one face of the ring spaced between and from the inner periphery and the formations and formed away from the one face with the chamfer and at the formations with radially outwardly open cutouts. A pair of diametrically opposite vanes is provided on the rings at the holding formations, tipped propeller-fashion relative to each other.
Abstract: A target pigeon has a body part in turn having a generally flat web formed with a central throughgoing hole and a pair of offset drive holes, and a pair of vanes extending diametrically opposite each other propeller-fashion from the ends of the web. Outwardly open recesses on circularly arcuate ridges on the ends of the webs receive inwardly projective teeth on the lower edge of a cup-shaped and axially symmetrical witness cap. The sides of the witness cap are fully exposed to both sides of the web.