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1. WO2000041786 - PLAYFIELD ASSEMBLY FOR A PINBALL MACHINE

Publication Number WO/2000/041786
Publication Date 20.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/001249
International Filing Date 14.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 14.08.2000
IPC
A63F 7/02 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Indoor games using small moving playing bodies, e.g. balls, discs or blocks
02using falling playing bodies or playing bodies running on an inclined surface, e.g. pinball games
CPC
A63F 2007/3045
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Indoor games using small moving playing bodies, e.g. balls, discs or blocks
22Accessories; Details
30Details of the playing surface, e.g.; obstacles; ; Goal posts;; Targets; Scoring or pocketing devices; Playing-body-actuated sensors, e.g. switches; Tilt indicators; ; Means for detecting misuse or errors
303Parts of the playing surface being movable, replaceable or removable
3045Removable parts for service access
A63F 2009/2464
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Games not otherwise provided for
24Electric games;; Games using electronic circuits not otherwise provided for
2448Output devices
245visual
2461Projection of a two-dimensional real image
2464on a translucent screen, e.g. frosted glass
A63F 7/027
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Indoor games using small moving playing bodies, e.g. balls, discs or blocks
02using falling playing bodies or playing bodies running on an inclined surface, e.g. pinball games
025Pinball games, e.g. flipper games
027electric
Applicants
  • WILLIAMS ELECTRONICS GAMES, INC. [US/US]; 3401 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, US
Inventors
  • CORNELL, Bradley, D.; US
  • KRUTSCH, John, R.; US
  • PATLA, James, A.; US
Agents
  • KENAGA, Michael, L.; Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe P.O. Box 64807 Chicago, IL 60664-0807, US
Priority Data
09/232,24914.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PLAYFIELD ASSEMBLY FOR A PINBALL MACHINE
(FR) ENSEMBLE DE TERRAIN DE JEU POUR BILLARD ELECTRIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
For ease of movement of the playfield (24) into and from a cabinet (22) of the pinball machine, the playfield has skid rails (84) which extend substantially along the length of the playfield. The skid rails are spaced from the lower side of the playfield by a distance that is greater than the distance by which components (82, 86) protrude from the lower side of the playfield. Thus, the playfield can be placed on the ground without any chance for damage of its components. The playfield may also include a slide stop (90) at one or both of its ends. The slide stops engage the front molding (80) of the cabinet to ensure the playfield does not fall into the cabinet or fall from the cabinet as the skid rails are being slid across the front molding.
(FR)
De manière à faciliter le placement d'un terrain de jeu (24) dans un caisson de billard électrique et le retrait du terrain dudit caisson, ledit terrain de jeu est équipé de glissières (84) disposées sur toute sa longueur. Ces glissières sont espacées par rapport au bord inférieur du terrain de jeu d'une distance qui est supérieure à la distance sur laquelle les composants (82, 86) font saillie à partir de ce bord inférieur du terrain de jeu. Ceci permet de placer le terrain de jeu sur le sol sans risque d'endommager ses composants. Le terrain de jeu peut également comporter une butée de glissière (90) au niveau d'une ou de ses deux extrémités. Les butées de glissières s'accouplent au moulage avant (80) du caisson de manière que le terrain de jeu ne tombe pas dans le caisson ou ne tombe pas de celui-ci lorsqu'on fait coulisser les glissières à travers le moulage avant.
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