Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for sensing the impact of a bullet on a target and remotely reporting the successful impact to the shooter by means of a signal transmitted from a sensor transmitter to a receiver incorporated with headphones, ear buds or an “Smart phone”, tablet or other device with WIFI and/or Blue tooth capability. The sensor includes a wireless transmitter and a impact/vibration sensor such as a piezoelectric sensor. The target impact sensors can be used with various stationary targets such as metallic, plastic, film, or paper targets, but can also be used on movable targets such as body armor or removable patches worn by players in mock warfare or games such as paint ball competition to effect audible signals.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multiple blister, dye-containing unit for attachment to the back face of a shooting target sheet is formed into a suitable shape corresponding to a predetermined portion of an image on the front face of the target sheet by removal of a portion of a larger array of blisters arranged in rows and columns. The multiple blister unit is than secured by adhesive to the back face of the target sheet
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTGame apparatus comprising a plurality of multi-sided, game and base pieces having notches whereby the pieces may be interlocked, and said pieces having two faces with indicia or other markings on at least some of the faces whereby words and/or equations and/or other things can be formed along horizontal and/or vertical and/or diagonal axes by placing game pieces adjacent to each and/or game pieces and/or base pieces interlocked into each other. Methods for playing games with said apparatus in two and/or three dimensions is disclosed.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA board game device and method of playing the board game. The board game includes a playing surface having a plurality of spaces connected by lines that indicate allowable paths of travel for game pieces. The playing surface further includes a plurality of base zones on which a player's queens are positioned to start the game. Players take turns rolling a die in order to determine how many spaces to move a game piece. Players compete to move game pieces to the opposing player's base zone wherein the game pieces are promoted to kings. The kings must then be returned to the player's base zone in order to win the game. Jack pieces are further provided to inhibit the path of opposing players so as to add an additional strategic element to the game.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAccording to a first aspect of the present disclosure there is provided a game board being arranged to accommodate at least one game piece, said game board comprising at least one NFC device and a plurality of NFC antennas which are operatively coupled to said NFC device, wherein said NFC device is arranged to activate a function of said game piece by establishing NFC with the game piece through one of said antennas, According to a second aspect of the present disclosure a corresponding method for activating at least one game piece on a game board is provided. According to a third aspect of the present disclosure there a corresponding computer program product is provided.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn automated playing card retrieval system is used with a physical gaming table that hosts live wager-based games. The system includes a movable receiving component that receives dealt physical playing cards and an automated card removal component that removes the cards to a discard region after the game. The movable receiving component can be a mechanized tray, can display card(s) to player(s) seated away from the table during game play, and can receive cards at a first position, move to a second position where cards are removed, and move to a third position where cards are displayed at a position elevated from and at a substantially non-parallel angle to the table surface. Additional system components can include an automated card return component that returns cards to another location for a future game, a robotic dealer, an automated card shuffler, a card shoe, and/or the table itself.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a shooting target and method of using the target for electronically determining the shooting position on a shooting target. Said shooting position is determined in a number of ways, including by use of a plurality of accelerometers to determine the impact area and transmit data relating to the impact to a remote receiver for real-time presentation to the shooter. Said method enables the shooting position to be determined by means of relatively economical electronic systems and said shooting target is portable such that the shooter may bring the target to a plurality of firing ranges and locations to convey the same real-time reporting and benefits to the shooter. Said shooting target may be set-up on a standard target stand to wirelessly relay shot impact information to a portable personal computing device to present real-time virtual impact data to the shooter. This data can then be stored and categorized given user-selected inputs and shared with other shooters in an online forum.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA puzzle, comprising at least one set of a plurality puzzle pieces, each of the puzzle pieces within the at least one set having a geometric shape with the same number of sides; and the set of pieces being adapted to fit together to form an equilateral or non-equilateral geometric shape having the same number of sides as each component puzzle piece, and a method of assembling a puzzle.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA user-customizable audio-visual puzzle includes a platform having a base layer, a middle layer, and a top layer coupled together. The middle layer includes a first cavity therein. The top layer includes at least one cutout therethrough. The puzzle further includes at least one puzzle piece having a peripheral configuration shaped to correspond to the at least one cutout in the top layer. A drawer is configured to be removably positionable within the first cavity of the middle layer. The drawer includes at least one second cavity configured to be positioned generally beneath the at least one cutout when the drawer is positioned within the first cavity. The puzzle also includes a recording system configured to record a message associated with the at least one cutout.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA gaming apparatus for a sliding-type game is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, a length of a sliding surface is provided with an underlying target area and playing pieces are slid along the surface to land over desired targets. Magnets may be used to provide additional challenge. Many possibilities of use are possible as the apparatus may lend itself to various game scenarios.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA button assembly includes a back member, a socket or a stud secured with an eyelet or a rivet to the back member and a shell crimped onto the back member. Indicia may be disposed on the exterior surface of the shell. The button assemblies, each with a unique image, can be used to form a puzzle or provide a method of personal expression or a method of communication.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA conformable target mount for use on a shooting range is easily transported and assembled without tools or hardware. The conformable target mount includes a target pattern printed directly on a foldable cardboard backing that can be formed into various configurations for attachment to standard size supports. Alternatively, the conformable target mount can be folded for use as a stand-alone support having tabs that fold into stake pockets, sealable with built-in peel-off tapes. A conformable target mount can be easily exchanged on the support by simply lifting the stake pockets off the stakes and lowering a different conformable target mount in its place. Alternatively, the tapes can be used to attach the conformable target mount to a supporting object. The conformable target mount can be over-sized, suitable for use in police or military training. The conformable target mounts also include carrying handles.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA target practice system includes a target, a first optical sensing unit that views an image on the target, a second optical sensing unit that views a user of the target system, and a data processing unit that communicates with the first optical sensing unit and the second optical sensing unit. The image on the target is either a static or dynamic image that changes over a defined time period, and an algorithm may be implemented in the data processing unit to analyze the image to determine shots on the image. The algorithm may also analyze a user image of the user captured by the second optical sensing unit to identify characteristics of the user.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTWhat is described is an arithmetic board game with a square grid board of spaces and a set of 135 playing tiles bearing indicia as pips representing fifteen each of the numerals zero through eight which are as well colored in nine distinct hues corresponding to the numerals. The challenge to players is to alternately form straight lines from their individually held six randomly drawn tiles as a row, column or diagonal line which interlocks with other lines previously placed on the playing board. Each of said lines is required to have a numerical sum of zero, nine or any multiple of nine. Scoring is based on the numerical summation of each newly formed line, one point earned for each nine value of said line. The numerical values of tiles are chosen to be represented in the form of pips, as on dominoes, in order to be equally readable from any viewing direction by two to four players and are as well keyed to colors of the tiles in order to be instantly recognizable at a glance of the playing board crucial to timely playing of the board game.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a machine (1) for pinball-type recreational games, characterised in that it comprises a module for the monitoring and storage (2) of operative variables of the machine (1), comprising means for communication with remote storage and control equipment (9), where said monitoring and storage module (2) also comprises the following elements: at least one CPU (4) connected to a plurality of sensor elements; at least one data-receiving and data-encoding device (3) connected to said CPU (4); at least one multimedia support unit (5); at least one electronic purse (6); and an electromechanical counting device (7) for counting the number and amplitude of the electric pulses received from said electronic purse (6).
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA wagering game and method of wagering has a playing surface with at least one betting area and a dealing area, a point generator provided at the playing surface so as to generate a number of between two and twelve inclusive, and at least one deck of cards provided at the playing surface such that a card from the deck of cards is directed to a player at the betting area. The player loses the wager of a point total of the card exceeds the generated number from the point generator. The player places a first wager onto a first betting position at the betting area. A point total is generated by the point generator, a first card is dealt from the dealer to the player, another card is dealt from the deck of cards to the dealer, and an amount is paid out corresponded to the first wager at point total of the card to the player is less than the point total of the point generator and is greater than a point total of the card dealt to the dealer.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a toss game. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a toss game is provided that may comprise a toss object; a vertical support having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion adapted to support the vertical support in a vertical position; and a first receptacle disposed on the vertical support, the receptacle having a first game score value and adapted to receive the toss object and allow the toss object to come to rest within the receptacle; and a second receptacle disposed on the vertical support, the second receptacle having a second game score value and adapted to receive
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA network connection framework for connecting a dartboard to a portable device includes: a cloud server; a communication device communicating with the cloud server via a communication network; a dartboard including a dartboard unit, a sensing unit and a dartboard wireless communication unit which connects the dartboard to the cloud server via wireless signal, the dartboard wireless communication unit serves to receive and transmit the score signal to the could server; and a portable device with a portable device wireless communication device which connects the portable device to the cloud server via wireless signal. When the user registration information is inputted in the portable device, the score corresponding to the score signal will be displayed. Therefore, the dart game can be played by players in different venues, and consequently is not restricted by the number of the players and the size and location of the venue.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trading card includes a main portion having any character of a plurality of characters represented on at least one surface and an electronic component for contactless communication, which is contained in the main portion. The electronic component includes a storage portion which stores data related to the character represented on the main portion and a circuit which writes data received from an external apparatus through contactless communication into the storage portion.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA game apparatus is provided and includes a magnetic pickup apparatus and a plurality of ferromagnetic game pieces. The magnetic pickup apparatus such as a wand has at least two spaced-apart game piece pickup regions wherein each pickup region incorporates a magnet having field strength differing than the field strength of the magnet associated with other pickup points. The magnetic pickup apparatus is capable of being manipulated by a user to magnetically pick up a ferromagnetic object using any one of the incorporated magnets. The ferromagnetic game pieces are provisioned having different colour, size and/or weight characteristics.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus and method of corralling one or more die when rolled or thrown is disclosed. The apparatus comprises identical segments locked together creating a compartment to receive rolled or thrown dice. The identical segments form the walls of the compartment. The bottom of the compartment is the surface that the compartment is placed upon during use. The apparatus can be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled by a user. The method comprises rolling or throwing one or more die into a compartment formed by locking a plurality of identical segments. The identical segments form the walls of the compartment and the bottom of the compartment is formed by the surface that the compartment is positioned upon.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a magnetic game device (1) provided with a frame (2) in which one or several hole perforation plates (3) are arranged and which has a back plate (7) such that hole plate (3) and back plate (7) are located in parallel opposite to each other, and said hole plate (3) forming the front side and said back plate (7) the rear side of the magnetic game device (1), wherein the magnetic game device (1) being provided with at least one magnetic guiding piece (11) and at least one magnetic playing piece (5), with the back plate (7) and the hole plate (3) being arranged without or with a sufficiently narrow gap between them so that the playing piece (5) follows the movement the guiding piece (11) performs when the guiding piece (11) is moved over the back plate (7), and wherein the hole plate (3) being provided with adequately sized cutouts (4) allowing the playing piece (5) to pass through said cutouts (4), and wherein the hole plate (3) and the back plate (7) are arranged vertically, the hole plate (3) is interchangeable in frame (2), and the back plate (7) is nontransparent.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA game system is disclosed that can be played using gross motor skills. The game system is mountable on a portion of a user's body and includes a track along which a playing figure can be propelled by movement of the player's body. The game system can include detachable templates that include tracks of varying difficulty.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA gaming surface including multiple player stations including a first station and a second station, the second player station being displaced from the first player station in a first direction and a first distance. The first player station includes a first area where bets are placed to wager on an outcome associated with the first player station, and a second area where bets are placed to wager on an outcome associated with the second player station; the second area being offset from the first area in a direction derived from the first direction and being offset from the first area by a distance that is proportional to the first distance.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA wagering event is completed using playing card symbols to determine a random event outcome by: a) recognizing a wager on a player hand win, a banker hand win or a player hand-banker hand tie event;b) providing exactly three random standard playing cards face-up to a player position and a dealer position;c) discarding exactly one random standard playing cards from each of the banker hand and the player hand to form a two-card baccarat player hand and a two-card banker hand;d) completing the two-card baccarat player hand and the two-card banker hand according to standard baccarat requirements of staying and hitting on point counts to form a final player hand and a final banker hand; ande) determining outcomes in a comparison between the player hand and the banker hand according to standard baccarat count comparison.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shooting target apparatus has a base, a body connected to the base, and an inlet valve connected to the body, adapted for connection to a source of pressurized fluid. The first valve provides for a one-way intake of fluid. A socket is formed on the body, in which the socket is formed as a threaded adapter having sidewalls and the threaded adapter has an adapter upper surface. A seal mounted to the adapter upper surface, a surface in which the body and the seal include a pathway therein formed to channel fluid between the first valve and the seal, the threaded adapter being shaped and configured to removably receive a target.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn improved target for flying disc games, such as disc golf, where the target consists of a pole mounted weight holder, basket, and base where the weight holder, basket, and base components, after disassembly, are reconfigured in such a manner to create a handled container holding the principal target components. The resulting portability facilitates ancillary requirements beyond the principle target function, such as shipping, transporting, storing and stacking, making the device more useful to manufacturer and operator.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA portable, moving target system that generates variable movements and mimics movements of prey. Movement of the target system may be varied in speed and pattern.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTImplementations of an electronically scored target array are provided. In some implementations, the electronically scored target array may be used for training individuals in the use of rifles, hand guns, and similar weapons. In some implementations, the electronically scored target array may be used to facilitate competition between participating individuals. In some implementations, the electronically scored target array may be configured to record the performance (e.g., the number of target plates shot, number of target plates not shot (e.g., missed), overall time, etc.) of a shooter during a course of fire. In some implementations, the electronically scored target array comprises a base, a base guard, a cover plate, a first trunk tube, a second trunk tube, and nine target plates. In some implementations, the electronically scored target array may further comprise gaming software, a target controller, nine lasers mounted to the base, and an accelerometer secured to each target plate.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA frangible flying target for use in inanimate bird shooting. The target may include a body substantially formed from matter edible to animals. The body may include at least one of protein meal; urea; condensed distillers solubles; and cement. The protein meal may be encased in an edible binder. Making the target may be carried out by mixing the ingredients and curing in a desired target shape. This may be carried out by molding. In other examples, the target may be made by making a blank using molding or extrusion, and then trimming or machining the blank to the desired target shape. The mixture may comprise, by total weight of the mixture, 5-20 percent cement, 0.5-25 percent molasses, 0-10 percent salt, and 0.5-10 percent urea; and water.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA kit including a game table, a game piece removably mountable to the game table, and a fishing rod is described. The game piece includes a game piece body defining two opposite sidewalls and a v-shaped notch. The game piece also includes a ring-shaped element mounted at least partially in the v-shaped notch. The fishing rod includes a pole, a line attached to the pole, and a hook attached to the line. The hook is shaped so as to be capable of hooking the ring-shaped element. Game play with elements of the kit allow both children and adults to compete to capture game pieces using the fishing rods in a manner that is competitive, challenging, and fun.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for forming a random set of playing cards comprises a card in-feed area, a shuffling system, a card removal area, and a card reading system located within the device, the card reading system employing a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor and a hardware component, the hardware component capable of converting signals from the CMOS sensor into vector sets and comparing the vector sets to known vectors to determine rank and suit.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided herein is a novel method of game play that provides for the fair and equitable exchange of certain game components occurring during game play, and more specifically, said method of game play that encompasses all variations of game play where the exchange of said game components occurs as the result of an auction or auction-like process. The present invention creates game play that allows for the acquisition of collectible game components, and more specifically, collectible cards, where ownership of said collectible game components is transferred from one player to another and is governed by rules that provide for the fair and equitable exchange of said components.Other novel features of the present invention include, among other things, infinite game length, game play without the determination of a winner, simultaneous game play, and the use and addition of an unlimited number of certain game components during game play.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA gaming table device which can determine frauds precisely and human errors is provided. A plurality of antennas for reading medium identification information of the game medium disposed on a game table through a wireless communication are disposed at locations spaced away from each other, and when a first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected, a second antenna spaced at a predetermined distance from the first antenna of the plurality of antennas is selected.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA portable moving target system (PMTS) made of a target that is removably affixed atop a manually rockable target frame. The target frame is made of a set of removable “slot and tab” planar components so, when assembled, form a sideways rockable “hobby horse” style of target frame that may be manipulated by tensioning a cable affixed to one end of the target frame. The target frame has dual bottom runners with teeth that matingly engage a track formed on the sides of the storage box base, which is staked to the ground. The teeth and track design limit the movement of the target frame in any direction other than along the linear axis of the storage box base. When disassembled, the entire device fits into the storage box base for transporting.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe system includes a storage container and a puzzle to be stored in the storage container. The storage container includes a first plurality of storage locations and a second plurality of storage locations. Each of the second plurality of storage locations corresponds to at least one of the first plurality of storage locations. The puzzle includes a first plurality of pieces to be stored in the first plurality of storage locations and a second plurality of pieces. Each of the second plurality of pieces are larger than each of the first plurality of pieces. The second plurality of pieces is to be stored in the second plurality of storage locations.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multi-trench 3D magic ball comprises a round ball; at least four trenches formed in a surface of the ball; each trench being formed as a close loop and being intersected with another trench; a plurality of moving units engaged in the trenches; at least two difference features being formed on the moving units; as one moving unit being moved, other moving units adjacent to the moving unit to be pushed and thus move therewith so as to along one trench received them; a moving unit in one trench being movable along another trench which is intersected with the trench it located. All the moving units fully fills the trenches; by driving one moving unit, other moving units are pushed so that after some complicated operations, the pattern of the moving units arranged on the ball is formed to match a specific arrangement.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA bocce modifying game includes a bocce setup including a first bocce ball having a first color representing a first participant or team and a second bocce ball having a second color representing a second participant or team. The second color is different from the first color. Further included is a third bocce ball having a third color representing the first participant or team and a fourth color representing the second participant or team. The third bocce ball having the third color and the fourth color further includes a delineation separating the placement of the third color and the fourth color into two different colored halves. The first bocce ball, the second bocce ball and the third bocce ball are the same size. A target ball having a fifth color that is smaller in size than the first bocce ball, the second bocce ball and the third bocce ball.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is an amusement device having a board or other field and game-pieces movable over said board or field by contestants according to pre-set rules.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA football board game, and a method of playing such a football board game, whereby the football board game includes a gameboard having a simulated football field on which a position marker is movable. Further, the football board game includes an offense-defense play matrix comprising: (i) an offense-defense play matrix row of first cells, each of which contains an offensive play indicium; (ii) an offense-defense play matrix column of second cells, each of which contains a defensive play indicium; and (iii) a plurality of third cells, wherein each third cell is located at an intersection dictated by selection of one of the first cells and one of the second cells, and wherein each third cell contains an offense-defense play outcome indicium which provides an offense-defense play outcome, whereby the offense-defense play outcome dictates movement of the position marker on the simulated football field.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods for monitoring shuffled playing cards. A shuffled card ID is associated with the one or more shuffled decks of playing cards. Each card delivered by a card feeder from the one or more shuffled decks of playing cards is inspected. It is determined whether there is a defect in the arrangement of the one or more shuffled decks of playing cards. Upon a condition that a shuffled deck of playing cards is determined to be defective, at least one of discarding the defective shuffled deck of playing cards or preventing a recurrence of a defect found within the defective shuffled deck of playing cards.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA tossable toy includes a gliding portion, a gripping portion at the back of the tossable toy, and a flexible portion located between the gliding portion and the gripping portion. The gliding portion is configured to provide lift to the tossable toy during flight between a user having tossed the tossable toy and a target towards which the tossable toy has been tossed by the user and includes an opening at the front of the tossable toy having a front boundary where the opening is configured to receive the target within the opening and behind the front boundary.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a shooting target and method of using the target for electronically determining the shooting position on a shooting target. Said shooting position is determined in a number of ways, including by use of a plurality of accelerometers to determine the impact area and transmit data relating to the impact to a remote receiver for real-time presentation to the shooter. Said method enables the shooting position to be determined by means of relatively economical electronic systems and said shooting target is portable such that the shooter may bring the target to a plurality of firing ranges and locations to convey the same real-time reporting and benefits to the shooter. Said shooting target may be set-up on a standard target stand to wirelessly relay shot impact information to a portable personal computing device to present real-time virtual impact data to the shooter. This data can then be stored and categorized given user-selected inputs and shared with other shooters in an online forum.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTThere is provided a target attachment system for attaching a target having an opening therethrough. The target attachment system comprises a support comprising a holding member and a releasable target attachment element. The releasable target attachment element comprises an elongated engagement member and an abutment surface. The elongated engagement member is adapted to be inserted through the target opening and to be releasably fixed to the holding member. The abutment surface is adapted to abut the target towards the support once the engagement member is releasably fixed to the holding member. The proposed system does not have exposed mounting brackets or exposed bolts that may redirect bullet splatter in all directions which is dangerous.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA metallic skeet target comprises a substantially disc-shaped body that is suitable for launching via a trap or other launching device. The metallic skeet target can be used more than once because it will not break in to multiple pieces like a traditional skeet target and because it is made of metal, it can give audible confirmation to the shooter that the target was indeed hit. The metallic skeet target may also be illuminated.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus for playing marbles games. The apparatus is a circular or polygonal playing board or ring, which encompasses a playing surface. A top ring extends above the playing board along its outer circumference, and may extend over the outer perimeter of the playing board, allowing marbles struck off the playing surface to pass underneath into a marble collection mechanism. Marbles drop onto a sloped guide track, and then roll down to one of a plurality of collections slots.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA gaming wheel system is provided. The gaming wheel system comprises a roulette gaming wheel assembly having a static bowl and a wheel head rotatable within the static bowl and a plurality of ball pockets formed in the wheel head. The plurality of ball pockets are numbered from one (1) to forty (40) inclusive.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multi-configurable bean bag tossing game is provided which features a body having bins depending into a top surface. The top surface of the body is removably engageable with any of a plurality of game slats each of which position game indicia and a plurality of slat apertures aligned with some or all of the bins in the top of the body thereby allowing users to change the game being played by changing the game slat. A transit slat is also engageable with the top of the body to form a table, and support frame is engageable with the body to form a storage cavity for the game slats, and provide both wheeled support for rolling the device along with folding legs to support the assembled device.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a handheld dexterity training technology. In one example a handheld dexterity training device comprises two portions that are rotatable relative to one another about the axis of rotation of a twisting joint that connects them together. One portion comprises a handle while the other portion comprises a panel having a playing surface that can be used to strike a ball to make it bounce. A stopper prevents rotation beyond a certain angular range. The rotatability of the handle relative to the playing surface poses a particular challenge. A releasable lock can bind the two portions together. Other features and components are possible. A method of dexterity training is also provided.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for adaptable and portable target impact detection includes: a target impact detector, including a sensor array and a sensor control unit; and a target control device; such that the sensor control unit calculates an impact location on a shooting target, and a user can interact with the target impact detector, via use of the target control device, in order to view information about target impacts, and in order to calibrate the target impact detector. A sensor control unit includes a processor; a non-transitory memory; an input/output component; a sensor array controller; a targeting calculator; a sensor calibrator; and a data bus. Also disclosed is a method for target impact detection, including: positioning target impact detector, selecting static calibration, shooting projectile, measuring shockwave, calculating estimated target impact, determining dynamic calibration, and calculating improved target impact.