Global patent index - EP 1040427 A1

EP 1040427 A1 2000-10-04 - BOWLING OPERATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEM

Title (en)

BOWLING OPERATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEM

Title (de)

BOWLINGBETRIEBS-UNTERSTÜTZUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE GESTION D'UN JEU DE BOWLING

Publication

EP 1040427 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98956202 A

Priority

  • US 9822641 W
  • US 6379597 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923574A1] The Bowling Support System (BOSS) of the figure controls a plurality of games in a bowling center or establishment which consists of a plurality of bowling lanes (5) that can be used for one or more players. Each lane has a foul line and a pindeck. The setup and removal of pins on the pindeck is controlled by a pinspotter. One or more workstations (10) with one or more optionally connected printers (15 and 20) are used for the front desk functions including maintaining and updating the scores for each of the players (bowlers), the pinspotter, the point of sale functions, open and league check-in and check-out, shoe rentals, entertainment and video merchandising at the lanes, vending and cash control. More workstations can be connected to a host processor (25) via connections (30) for a bowling center management system that comprises a redundant master database stored on both a host and back-up processor, a client-server configuration and self-serve kiosks for retrieving and updating the master database.

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

G06F 17/00; G06G 7/48

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63D 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63D 1/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9923574 A1 19990514; AU 1278099 A 19990524; EP 1040427 A1 20001004; EP 1040427 A4 20060208

INPADOC legal status

2006-06-21 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Effective date: 20060517

2006-02-08 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20051223

2006-02-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: A63D 1/00 20060101AFI20051220BHEP

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000804

2000-10-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE