With Means To Separate Or Segregate Store Balls Pocketed By Each Player Or Team Patents (Class 473/25)
  • Patent number: 8157662
    Abstract: An L-shaped billiard table system comprising a pocket-specific ball return feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Donna L. McCoy, Glenn McCoy
  • Patent number: 7637820
    Abstract: A ball separator for separating the balls of a first ball game from the balls of a second ball game. The ball separator includes a housing having an inlet for receiving the balls and in which a ball receiving part of the housing is movable between a first position in which at least one outlet is provided for dispensing balls under gravity to a first receptacle and a second position in which at least one outlet is provided for dispensing balls under gravity to a second receptacle. An actuator is provided to move the ball receiving part of the housing between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Stepsahead Ltd.
    Inventor: Zoran Zecevic
  • Patent number: 6149530
    Abstract: A billiard table includes a peripheral frame secured on top of a base and having two side beams and two end beams, a stone plate and a peripheral guide chute and a peripheral wall secured to the peripheral frame. The side and the end beams each having an inner beam member secured to the base and an intermediate and an outer beam members secured to the inner beam member. A number of support brackets are secured to the base and each having a horizontal portion extended to support the beam members and secured to the beam members and each having a reinforcing member for reinforcing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Tung Yuan Shih
  • Patent number: 5711715
    Abstract: A coin operated game playing machine is operated by a microprocessor so as to permit tournament play among a number of players. Names of top ranking players are displayed and a portion of the playing receipts is allocated to an award fund for distribution to the tournament winners as determined by numerical scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventors: Dock E. Ringo, James Henry Pearson