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Publication numberUS20080007005 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/481,381
Publication dateJan 10, 2008
Filing dateJul 5, 2006
Priority dateJul 5, 2006
Publication number11481381, 481381, US 2008/0007005 A1, US 2008/007005 A1, US 20080007005 A1, US 20080007005A1, US 2008007005 A1, US 2008007005A1, US-A1-20080007005, US-A1-2008007005, US2008/0007005A1, US2008/007005A1, US20080007005 A1, US20080007005A1, US2008007005 A1, US2008007005A1
InventorsSimon Hsiao
Original AssigneeSimon Hsiao
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multi-game apparatus
US 20080007005 A1
Abstract
A multi-game apparatus has a base, a stationary target and multiple foldable targets. Each of the stationary targets and the multiple foldable targets are assembled by multiple detachable rods and respectively have different game surfaces. The game surfaces of the stationary or the multiple foldable targets can be revealed by pivoting the foldable targets. Different game elements like a loop, a dart target . . . etc. are mounted on the game surfaces to make the multi-game apparatus being able to change into different game apparatus, such that individual purchases of different game apparatus are unneeded and the cost may lower.
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1. A multi-game apparatus comprising
a base comprising a top, a front end, a rear end and a soccer goal mounted in the front end of the base;
a stationary target being mounted securely on the top of the base and comprising
a front face; and
a game surface being defined on the front face of the stationary target;
multiple targets being mounted pivotally on the top of the base, each target comprising
two sides;
a front face; and
a game surface being defined on the front face of each target.
2. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the multiple targets includes
a rear target being adjacent to the stationary target; and
a front target being adjacent to the rear target.
3. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 2 further comprising
at least one first retainer connecting respectively to the stationary target and the rear target to hold the stationary target and the rear target together;
at least one second retainer connecting respectively to the rear target and the front target to hold the rear target and the front target together.
4. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 3, wherein
the rear target further comprises at least one restriction rod being formed on the rear target to abut the base to restrain the rotating angle of the rear target;
the front target further comprises at least one restriction rod being formed on the front target to abut the rear target to restrain the rotating angle of the front target.
5. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 4, wherein
the rear target further comprises
a distal end; and
a stand being formed on the distal end of the rear target and having two legs perpendicularly protruding separately from the front face of the rear target; and
the front target further comprises
a distal end; and
two foldable legs mounted in the distal end of the front target being separately protruding perpendicularly from the front face, each foldable leg having
a proximal end;
a distal end;
a middle; and
a hinge being mounted in the middle of the foldable leg and allowing the foldable leg to be folded and straighten; and
a clamp being formed on the proximal end of each foldable leg to fasten the distal end of the foldable leg when the foldable leg is folded.
6. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 5, wherein
the game surface of the stationary target comprises
a top;
a middle;
a bottom;
a loop being mounted pivotally on the game surface of the stationary target near the top of the game surface of the stationary target;
a target hole being defined in the middle of the game surface of the stationary target; and
a return hole being defined near the bottom of the game surface of the stationary target;
the game surface of the rear target comprises
a bottom;
multiple through holes and a football goal being separately defined on the game surface; and
a return opening being defined near the bottom of the game surface of the rear target; and
the game surface of the front target has a dart target and a tic-tac-toe target formed on the game surface.
7. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein
the stationary target further comprises a rear face and a back holder being attached to the rear face of the stationary target and covering the target hole and the return hole of the stationary target; and
the rear target further comprises a rear face and a detachable back holder being mounted detachably on the rear face of the rear target and covering the through holes, the football goal and the return opening of the rear target.
8. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 7, wherein
the rear target further comprises a detachable conveyer being mounted detachably on the rear face of the rear target and comprising
two ends, one of the ends of the detachable conveyer connecting to the game surface of the stationary target below the return hole, and the other end of the detachable conveyer connecting to the distal end of the rear target; and
two side walls;
the front target further comprises a conveyer being mounted on the rear face of the front target and comprising
two ends, one of the ends of the conveyer connecting to the game surface of the rear target below the return opening of the rear target, and the other end of the conveyer connecting to the distal end of the front target; and
two side walls.
9. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 8, wherein the stationary target further comprises two stiffening rods, each stiffening rod having two ends connecting respectively to the base and the stationary target.
10. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 9, wherein
the soccer goal is squared and having
a top;
a front;
a rear; and
a net being attached to the rear of the soccer goal;
a putting carpet is selectively rolled up of the top of the soccer goal; and
a putting target being hanging at the front of the soccer goal and having
a top end being attached to the top of the soccer goal;
a bottom end being connected with the putting carpet; and
multiple holes formed separately in the bottom end of the putting target.
11. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 10, wherein the base further comprises a container being mounted in the rear end of the base and having two cavities, one of the cavities having multiple weighing elements mounted in the cavity.
12. The multi-game apparatus as claimed in claim 11, wherein the stationary target further comprises
two hanging rods being formed oppositely on the top end of the stationary target;
two sticks being formed oppositely on the two sides of the stationary target and being fastened by a fastener of the base; and
two holding nets hung respectively between the hanging rods and the sticks and are straighten by the sticks, each holding net having a top edge attached to the hanging rod and a bottom edge attached to the stick.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a game apparatus, and more particularly to a multi-game apparatus that could be changed to different game apparatuses to provide more fun and convenience.

2. Description of Related Art

In order to provide fun in people's life, various game apparatuses have been manufactured and sold. The game apparatuses like darts, mini-soccer goals, basketball-practice apparatuses and golf driving ranges are normally manufactured and placed individually. If people want to play multiple kinds of the game apparatuses, people have to spend quite much money to buy them individually and the cost would be high.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the invention is to provide a multi-game apparatus that allows users to play a variety of games thereby.

The multi-game apparatus comprises a base, a stationary target and multiple foldable targets. Each of the base, the stationary target and the multiple foldable targets are assembled by multiple detachable rods and respectively have different game surfaces. The game surfaces of the base, the stationary or the multiple foldable target can be revealed by pivoting the foldable targets. Different game elements like a soccer goal, a basket, a dart target . . . etc. are mounted on the game surfaces to make the multi-game apparatus in accordance with the present invention being able to change into different game apparatus by revealing of different game surfaces.

Since the multi-game apparatus provides a variety of games, individual purchases of different game apparatus are unneeded and players may play conveniently.

Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1 with the putting carpet extending;

FIG. 3 is a partial perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a partial exploded perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a partial side view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1 showing the rear target and the front target rotated downward to the ground;

FIG. 7 is a partial side view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1 showing the rear target and the front target rotated downward to the ground;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1 showing the rear target held in position and the front target rotated downward to the ground; and

FIG. 9 is a partial side view of the multi-game apparatus in FIG. 1 showing the rear target held in position and the front target rotated downward to the ground.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

With reference to FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 4, the multi-game apparatus in accordance with present invention comprises a base (10), a stationary target (20), a rear target (30) and a front target (40).

The base (10) is a squared frame, can be putted on the ground and comprises multiple detachable rods, a top, a front end, a rear end (12), two sides, two fasteners (124), two connectors (122), two pivots (121), a soccer goal (11), a putting target (13), a putting carpet (131) and a container (14).

The fasteners (124) are mounted respectively on the two sides near the rear end (12) of the base (10).

The connectors (122) are oppositely formed perpendicularly on the top of the base (10) between the front and rear ends.

The pivots (121) are mounted oppositely on the top near the front end of the base (10).

The soccer goal (11) is mounted in the front end of the base (10), is squared and is set on the ground for shooting a soccer in the soccer goal (11). The soccer goal (11) has a top, a front, a rear and a net. The net is attached to the rear of the soccer goal (11) to catch and hold the soccer shot in the soccer goal (11).

The putting carpet (131) is laid out on the ground or is rolled up on the top of the soccer goal (11).

The putting target (13) is hanging at the front of the soccer goal (11) and has a top end, a bottom end and multiple holes. The top end of the putting target (13) is attached to the top of the soccer goal (11). The bottom end of the putting target (13) is connected with the putting carpet (131) and the holes are formed separately in the bottom end of the putting target (13).

A player can put a golf ball on the putting carpet and strike the golf ball into the holes, or the player can roll up the putting carpet (131) and put the putting carpet (131) on the top to the rear of the soccer goal (11). Therefore, the soccer goal (11) may reveal and the player is able to shoot soccer into the soccer goal (11).

The container (14) is mounted in the rear end (12) of the base (10) to contain accessories of the multi-game apparatus and may have two cavities, one of the cavities has multiple weighing elements (123) mounted inside to hold the base (10) steady on the ground.

With further reference to FIGS. 5 and 6, the stationary target (20) is mounted securely on the base (10) and comprises multiple detachable rods, a bottom end (21), a top end, two sides, a front face (22), a rear face, a game surface (221), a back holder (224), two hanging rods (23), two sticks (231), two holding nets (230) and two stiffening rods (24).

The bottom end (21) of the stationary target (20) is connected with the connectors (122) of the base (10) such that the stationary target (20) is perpendicularly mounted securely on the top of the base (10) between the front end and the rear end (12) of the base (10).

The game surface (221) of the stationary target (20) is defined on the front face (22) of the stationary target (20) and has a top, a middle, a bottom, a loop (220), a target hole (222) and a return hole (223).

The loop (220) is mounted pivotally on the game surface (221) of the stationary target (20) near the top of the game surface (221) of the stationary target (20), which is provided for basketball shooting.

The target hole (222) is defined in the middle of the game surface (221) of the stationary target (20) for players to throw small balls into the target hole (222).

The return hole (223) is defined near the bottom of the game surface (221) of the stationary target (20) for the small balls to come out.

The back holder (224) is attached to the rear face of the stationary target (20) and covers the target hole (222) to hold the small balls thrown through the target hole (222) and covers the return hole (223) to hold the small balls coming out from the return hole (223).

The hanging rods (23) are formed oppositely on the top end of the stationary target (20). The sticks (231) are formed oppositely on the two sides of the stationary target (20) and are fastened by a fastener (124) of the base (10)

The holding nets (230) are hung respectively between the hanging rods (23) and the sticks (231) and are straighten by the sticks (231). Each holding net (230) has a top edge attached to the hanging rod (23) and a bottom edge attached to the stick (231).

Each one of the stiffening rods (24) has two ends connect respectively to the base (10) and the stationary target (20) so as to reinforce the stationary target (20).

With further reference to FIGS. 7 and 8, the rear target (30) is mounted pivotally on the base (10) and comprises multiple detachable rods, a proximal end, a distal end, two sides, a front face, a rear face, two first protrusions (38), two first retainers (25), two restriction rods (31), two pivot bars (32), a game surface (33), a detachable back holder (34), a stand (35) and a detachable conveyer (36).

The proximal end of the rear target (30) is mounted pivotally on the pivots (121) on the top of the base (10) so that the rear target (30) is rotatable relative to the base (10).

The first protrusions (38) protrude respectively from the sides of the rear target (30).

Each first retainer (25) is resilient and connects respectively to the stationary target (20) and the rear target (30) to hold the stationary target (20) and the rear target (30) together and comprises two ends and a retaining plate with a mounting hole. The retaining plate connects to one of the ends of the first retainer (25) and corresponds to and connects to the first protrusion (38). The mounting hole of the retaining plate is buckled on the first protrusion (38) to hold the rear target (30) in position when the rear target (30) aligns with the stationary target 20).

The restriction rods (31) are formed respectively on the sides of the rear target (30) near the proximal end and selectively abut the base (10) to restrain the rotating angle of the rear target (30).

The pivot bars (32) are formed respectively on the two sides of the rear target (30), are perpendicular to the front face and has an end and a pivot mounted on the end of the pivot bars (32).

The game surface (33) of the rear target (30) is defined on the front face of the rear target (30) and has a bottom, multiple through holes (330), a football goal (331), a return opening (332).

The multiple through holes (330) and the football goal (331) are defined separately in the game surface (33) for players to throw balls into the through holes (330) or footballs into the football goal (331) to get score and play. The return opening (332) is defined in the game surface (33) near the bottom of the game surface (33).

The detachable back holder (34) is mounted detachably on the rear face of the rear target (30), covers the through holes (330) and the football goal (331) to hold balls or footballs passing through the through holes (330) and the football goal (331) and covers the return opening (332) to hold the balls and the footballs coming out of the return opening (332).

The stand (35) is formed perpendicularly on the distal end of the rear target (30) and has two legs and a mounting portion (350). The legs separately protrudes from the front face of the rear target (30) and abut the ground to support the rear target (30) when the rear target (30) rotates downward to the ground. The mounting portion (350) is formed between the legs and protrudes from the rear face of the rear target (30).

The detachable conveyer (36) is mounted detachably on the rear face of the rear target (30) and comprises two ends and two side walls (361). One of the ends of the detachable conveyer (36) connects to the bottom end (21) of the stationary target (20) below the return hole (223) of the stationary target (20), and the other end of the detachable conveyer (36) connects to the mounting portion (350) of the stand (35) of the rear target (30). The side walls (361) keep the basketballs and the small balls from rolling out of the detachable conveyer (36). The basketballs passing through the loop (220) and the small balls coming out from the return hole (223) roll along the detachable conveyer (36) to the distal end of the rear target (30) to allow the players taking the basketballs and the small balls conveniently.

The front target (40) and comprises multiple detachable rods, a proximal end, a distal end, two sides, a front face, a rear face, two second protrusions (46), two second retainers (37), two restriction rods (41), a game surface (42), two foldable legs (43) and a conveyer (45).

The proximal end of the front target (40) is mounted pivotally with the pivot bars (32) of the rear target (30) so that the front target (40) is rotatable relative to the rear target (30).

The second protrusions (46) protrude respectively from the sides of the front target (40).

Each second retainer (37) is resilient and connects respectively to the rear target (30) and the front target (40) to hold the rear target (30) and the front target together and comprises two ends and a retaining plate with a mounting hole. The retaining plate connects to one of the ends of the second retainer (37) and corresponds to and connects to the second protrusion (46). The mounting hole of the retaining plate is buckled on the second protrusion (46) to hold the front target (40) in position when the front target (40) aligns with the rear target (30).

The restriction rods (41) are formed respectively on the two sides of the front target (40) near the proximal end and selectively abut the rear target (30) to restrain the rotating angle of the front target (40).

The game surface (42) of the front target (40) is defined on the front face of the front target (40) and has a dart target (420) and a tic-tac-toe target (421). The dart target (420) and the tic-tac-toe target (421) allow accompanying darts or balls being thrown through.

The foldable legs (43) separately and perpendicularly protrude from the front face and the distal end of the front target (40). Each foldable leg (43) has a proximal end, a distal end, a middle, a hinge (431) and a clamp (432). The distal end of each foldable leg (43) abuts the ground to support the front target (40) when the front target (40) rotates downward to the ground. The hinge (431) is mounted in the middle of the foldable leg (43) and allows the foldable leg (43) to be folded or straighten. The clamp (432) is formed on the proximal end of each foldable leg (43) to fasten the distal end of the foldable leg (43) when the foldable leg (43) is folded.

The conveyer (45) is mounted on the rear face of the front target (40) and comprises two ends and two side walls (44). One of the ends of the conveyer (45) connects to the proximal end of the rear target (30), and the other end of the conveyer (45) connects to the distal end of the front target (40). The side walls (44) keep the balls and footballs from rolling out of the conveyer (45). The balls and footballs coming out from the return opening (332) roll along the conveyer (45) to the distal end of the front target (40) to allow the players taking the balls and the footballs conveniently.

With reference to FIGS. 1 and 5, the first retainers (25) are respectively buckled by the first protrusions (38) and the second retainer (37) are buckled by the second protrusions (46). The stationary target (20), the rear target (30) and the front target (40) align with each other and are held perpendicularly on the top of the base (10). Therefore, the game surface (42) of the front target (40), the soccer goal (11) and the putting target (13) are revealed for the players to play. Then the player can play dart game, the tic-tac-toe game and football game. With further reference to FIG. 2, the putting target (13) is put in front of the soccer goal (11) and the putting carpet (131) is laid out. Then the player can play golf games.

With reference to FIGS. 8 and 9, the first retainers (25) buckled by the first protrusions (38) and the second retainer (37) disengages from the second protrusions (46). The stationary target (20) and the rear target (30) align with each other and are held perpendicularly on the top of the base (10). The front target (40) rotates downward to the ground and stands on the ground by the foldable legs of the front target (40). Therefore, the game surface (33) of the rear target (30) is revealed for the players to play. Then the player can play ball games and football games.

With reference to FIGS. 6 and 7, the first retainers (25) disengages form the first protrusions (38). The rear target (30) and the front target (40) rotate downward to the ground and stand by the legs of the rear target (30) and the foldable legs of the front target (40) are folded. Therefore, the game surface (22) of the stationary target (20) is revealed for the players to play. Then the players can play basketball games.

Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description together with details of the structure and function of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only. Changes may be made in detail especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US7434810 *Aug 22, 2006Oct 14, 2008Demille DennisAirgun range
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/390, 273/407
International ClassificationF41J5/14, F41J1/10
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2210/50, A63B63/083, A63B2063/001, A63B63/00, A63B63/004
European ClassificationA63B63/00, A63B63/08B