Global patent index - EP 0968743 A1

EP 0968743 A1 2000-01-05 - GAME MACHINE

Title (en)

GAME MACHINE

Title (de)

SPIELMASCHINE

Title (fr)

MACHINE DE JEU

Publication

EP 0968743 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98938948 A

Priority

  • JP 9803732 W
  • JP 22999697 A

Abstract (en)

A player inputs the spots of dice he anticipates through a keyboard (26). When air is supplied upward for a predetermined time by supply fans (74a and 74b), balls (12a and 12b) on tables (56a and 56b) float and rotate. Here, since each of the balls (12a and 12b) comprises an icosahedron, its rotation is promoted, and the rotation becomes smoother due to level difference portions (42a and 42b) of cylinders (40a and 40b). When air supply is stopped, the balls (12a and 12b) fall to the tables (56a and 56b), respectively. The tables (56a and 56b) are swayed so as to allow the balls (12a and 12b) to land at the normal positions, respectively. A sensor read circuit (78) reads the spots of the dice and a main controller (68) gives a score to the player who guessed the correct spots. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 9/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 9/00 (2006.01); A63F 9/04 (2006.01); G07F 17/34 (2006.01); A63F 9/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 9/04 (2013.01); G07F 17/3213 (2013.01); A63F 2009/0087 (2013.01); A63F 2009/0446 (2013.01); A63F 2009/2419 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9910058A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9910058 A1 19990304; EP 0968743 A1 20000105; EP 0968743 A4 20030416; JP H1157207 A 19990302; KR 20000068840 A 20001125; TW 381039 B 20000201

INPADOC legal status

2004-09-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040220

2003-11-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20031009

2003-04-16 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20030303

2000-01-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991020

2000-01-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE FR GB IT