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1. WO2000042443 - METHOD OF IDENTIFYING THE CONDITION OF A LAMP OR FUSE OF A PINBALL MACHINE

Publication Number WO/2000/042443
Publication Date 20.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/001247
International Filing Date 14.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 14.08.2000
IPC
G01R 31/327 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
31Arrangements for testing electric properties; Arrangements for locating electric faults; Arrangements for electrical testing characterised by what is being tested not provided for elsewhere
327Testing of circuit interrupters, switches or circuit-breakers
G07F 17/38 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
32for games, toys, sports, or amusements
38Ball games; Shooting apparatus
CPC
G01R 31/3275
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
31Arrangements for testing electric properties; Arrangements for locating electric faults; Arrangements for electrical testing characterised by what is being tested not provided for elsewhere
327Testing of circuit interrupters, switches or circuit-breakers
3271of high voltage or medium voltage devices
3275Fault detection or status indication
G07F 17/3297
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
32for games, toys, sports or amusements, ; e.g. casino games, online gambling or betting
3286Type of games
3297Fairground games, e.g. Tivoli, coin pusher machines, cranes
Applicants
  • WILLIAMS ELECTRONICS GAMES, INC. [US/US]; 3401 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, US
Inventors
  • BELICH, Charles, R.; US
  • KOZIARZ, Louis, N.; US
  • UBAN, Thomas, W.; US
Agents
  • KENAGA, Michael, L.; Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe P.O. Box 64807 Chicago, IL 60664-0807, US
Priority Data
09/232,24714.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD OF IDENTIFYING THE CONDITION OF A LAMP OR FUSE OF A PINBALL MACHINE
(FR) PROCEDE D'IDENTIFICATION DE L'ETAT D'UNE LAMPE OU D'UN FUSIBLE DANS UN BILLARD ELECTRIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
A pinball machine (20) has been designed with several novel mechanical and electrical features such that it is easily serviceable and is easily retrofittable or convertible between a first pinball game and a second pinball game. One of these novel features is a method for identifying the condition of a fuse or lamp. To identify the condition of a fuse or lamp, a driver electronics board (98) of the pinball machine is provided with fuse and lamp detection circuits having outputs indicative of the respective conditions of the fuse and lamp. The pinball machine has a controller (70) that selectively reads the outputs of these circuits and visually represents the outputs of the circuits on a video display (50) of the pinball machine.
(FR)
L'invention se rapporte à un billard électrique (20) qui comporte, par conception, plusieurs nouvelles caractéristiques mécaniques et électriques et peut de ce fait être facilement entretenu et facilement adapté ou converti d'un premier jeu à un second jeu de billard électrique. Une de ces nouvelles caractéristiques est associée à un procédé d'identification de l'état d'un fusible ou d'une lampe. De manière à identifier l'état du fusible ou de la lampe, le billard électrique comporte une plaque à circuits électroniques pilote (98) comprenant des circuits de détection de l'état de la lampe ou du fusible, qui délivrent des signaux de sortie représentatifs des états respectifs du fusible et de la lampe. Le billard électrique possède un organe de commande (70) qui reçoit sélectivement les signaux de sortie de ces circuits et les représente visuellement sur un afficheur vidéo (50) du billard électrique.
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