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Publication numberUS2694575 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 16, 1954
Filing dateDec 29, 1952
Priority dateDec 29, 1952
Publication numberUS 2694575 A, US 2694575A, US-A-2694575, US2694575 A, US2694575A
InventorsPaulson Bernard J
Original AssigneePaulson Bernard J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game piece projector
US 2694575 A
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Nov. 16, 1954 a PA LSON 2,694,575

GAME P IECE PROJECTOR Filed Dec. 29, 1952 INVEN TOR. BERNARD J. PAULSON A 'r TOP/VD? United States Patent O 2,694,575 GAME PIECE PROJECTOR Bernard J. Paulson, Waukesha, Wis.

Application December 29,, 1952, Serial No. 328,277

I 4- Claims, (Cl. 2734-129) My invention relates to projecting devices and mere particularly to projectors employed for the man pulatlon ofganie'piecesor balls employed in playing a game such as billiards or pool.

' The object of my invention is to provide a projector that may be actuated and manipulated by the contestant during the progress of the'game.

' Another object of my invention is to provide a pro.- jecting device that may be actuated by the contestant with the aid ofa cue,

A further object of my invention is to provide a projector that may be manipulated and actuated by the contestants while they are in a standing position when the game is being played on the floor.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a projecting device that may be angularly adjusted for accuracy by the contestants during its manipulation.

Obviously, when a game, such as billiards, pool or the like, is played on a fiat surfacesuch as a floor, in combination with a sectional frame such as described and claimed in'rny co-pending application Serial No. 327,787, dated December 24, 1952, it becomes necessary for the contestant to manipulate the game piece or ball while in a standing position. The device as described herein affords a convenient means of enabling the contestant to use the cue to exert much or little pressure for contact with the cue ball or the like, and also to arrange the point of contact of the projector with the cue ball at any predetermined angle, which is so necessary in the proper and efiicient performance.

The projector is easy to manufacture, easy to manipulate, and it is positive in its function.

Other and further objects of my invention will be come more apparent as the description proceeds when taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a top or plan view of the device showing only a portion of the handle that is employed for its manipulation.

Figure 2 is a front view of the device as shown in Figure 1 taken at the line 2-2 therein.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal cross-sectional view of the device in a retrieved position and showing a cue in position ready for contact with the link mechanism.

Figure 4 is a similar view as shown in Figure 3, with the cue in contact with the link mechanism and the pin in a projected position.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary view of a portion of the base. with the link and the handle positioned as when the base is horizontally disposed on the floor, and

Figure 6 is a similar view as shown in Figure 5, with the handle brought forward and the base raised at its rearward end off the floor.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views and referring now to the same, the character 10 shows a base which is a flat board horizontally disposed for contact with the surface of the floor or the like. The base 10 has a vertical member 11 projecting upward at its forward end, and this vertical member 11 is provided with an aperture shown as 12 laterally disposed within the vertical member.

The upper end of the vertical member 11 is serrated to act as a cue rest. These serrations or indentations are shown as 13 in the drawing.

There is a handle 14 which has an upper grip 15 and a lower yoke at its bottom. This yoke consists of two parts 16 and 16 and is attached to the handle 14 by 2,694,575 Patented Nov. 16, 1954 means of rivets or bolts shown as 17. The yoke members 16 and 16' are pivotally attached to the base 10 at 18, and the bottoms of the yoke members 16 and 16' are provided with projecting ends shown as 19 and which are clearly shown in Figures 6 and 5. The pivot pin 18 of the handle 14 also provides a pivoted mounting for a rear link 20 which link is pivotally attached to the forward link 21 at 22, and the bottom of the forward link 21 is slidably guided by an elongated groove 23 disposed in the upper surface of the base 10.

There is a contact pin 24 which is slidably inserted through the aperture 12 in the vertical member 11 and a rearward end of the contact pin 24 is hingedly attached at24' to the forward portion of the forward link 21 and is provided with attaching means shown as 25 which supports the end of a resilient member 26 and the other end of the resilient member 26 is fastened at 27 to the base 10. Y The rear link 20 is equipped with a recess shown as 28 which is adapted to receive a game cue 29 as shown in Figures 3 and 4. i

As shown in Figures 3 and 4, pressure, when exerted by the cue 29 when engaging the recess 28 in the rear link 20 will force the link 20 downward at the point of attachment 22 to the forward link 21 thereby .causing the pin 24 to be projected outwardly through the aperture 12 in the vertical member 11. Releasing the pressure of the cue 29 will automatically cause the pin 24 to be retrieved due to the power exerted by the resilient member 26. 4

If desired, the handle 14 may be moved downward toward the rear of the base permitting the cue 29 to be rested on any one of the indentations or serrations shown as 13 on the top edge of the vertical member 11.

In Figure 6, I illustrate the manner in which the pin 24 is brought to an angular position for contact with the lower portion of a cue ball (not shown). Normally the base 10 is in a horizontal position as shown in Figure 5 and the pin 24 is in ahorizontal position also. But when the handle 14 is brought forward, 'the projecting ends 19 on the yoke members 16 and 16' will raise the rear end of the base 10 bringing the pin 24 to an angular position as shown in Figure 6 ready to be projected by means of pressure when the cue 29 is inserted into the recess 28 of the rear link 20.

The device is simple in construction, may be easily moved to a desired position by means of the handle 14 and the amount of pressure exerted downward on the rear link 20 by means of the cue 14 will determine the force of impact of the pin 24 with the cue ball (not shown) which is being played by the contestant.

While I have shown a detailed construction of the device, I am fully cognizant of the fact that many changes may be made in the form and configuration of the component parts constituting the device.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A projecting device comprising a base having an upwardly extending vertical member, a handle pivotally attached to the rearward end of the base, a pair of link members hingedly attached to one another, one of said link members pivotally attached to the rearward end of the base, a contact pin, said vertical member provided with an aperture for the slidable engagement of said contact pin extending outwardly therefrom at one end, the other end of said pin pivotally attached to the free end of said other link member, and resilient means for urging said pin into a retrieved position, bringing the point of attachment of said link members to one another to a raised position.

2. A device of the character described to be used in combination with a cue, said device comprising a horizontal base, a vertical member attached to the forward end of said base, a forward and a rearwardly disposed link member, said link members hingedly attached to one another said rear link member equipped with a recess disposed in its upper face near the point of attachment to said forward link member, said rear link member pivotally attached to said base at its rear end, a contact pin, said vertical member provided with an aperture, said pin slidably mounted and engaging said aperture and extend v,

ing outward therefrom, at its forward end, the rearward end of said pin extending inward and pivotally attached to said forwardly disposed link member, and a resilient means attached to the rearward end of said contact pin and to said base for urging said pin into a retrieved position, thereby raising the link members upward at their pivotal contact with one another to permit the forward end of said pin to be projected outward from said vertical member when pressure is exerted against the pressure of said resilient member by means of a cue inserted into the recess in said rearward link member.

3. A device of the character described, for use in combination with a cue, said device comprising a horizontal base, a vertical member attached to the forward end of said base, said vertical member equipped with a plurality of serrations extending inward on its upper edge, an elongated guiding slot recessed in the upper face of said base, a forward and a rearwardly disposed link member, said link members hingedly attached to one another said forwardly disposed link member guided within the slot in said base, said rear link member equipped with a recess disposed in the upper face near the point of attachment to said front link member, and pivotally attached to said base at its rearward end, a contact pin, said vertical member provided with an aperture, said pin slidably mounted within said aperture and extending outward at its forward end through said vertical member, the rearward end of said pin pivotally attached to said forward link, a handle, said handle pivotally attached to the rearward end of said base, and a resilient means attached to the rearward end of said contact pin and to said base for urging said pin into a retrieved position thereby raising the link members upward at their point of hinged attachment with one another to permit the forward end of said pin to be projected outward from said vertical member when pressure is exerted against the pressure of said resilient means by means of a cue inserted into the recess on the upper face of said rearwardly disposed link member.

4. A device of the character described to be used in combination with a cue, said device comprising a horizontal base, a vertical member attached to the forward end of said base, said vertical member equipped with a plurality of serrations extending inward on the upper edge thereof. a forward and a rearwardly disposed link member, said link members hingedly attached to one another, said rear link member equipped with a recess disposed in the upper face near the point of attachment to said forward link member, said rear link member pivotally attached to said base at its rearward end, a contact pin, said vertical member provided with an aperture, said pin slidably engaging said aperture and extending forward through said vertical member, the rearward end of said pin pivotally attached to said forward link member, an elongated guiding slot recessed in the upper face of said base for guiding said forward link member, a handle, said handle equipped with a yoke at its lower end, the lower end of said yoke pivotally attached to said base, said yoke having outwardly extending projecting members, said projecting members employed to raise the rearward end of said base from the fioor when the handle is'brought forward to a vertical position, and resilient means attached to the rearward end of said contact pin and to said base for urging said pin into a retrieved position thereby raising the link members upward at their point of contact with one another to permit the forward end of said pin to be projected outward from said vertical member when pressure is exerted against the rear link member by means of a cue inserted into the recess disposed on the upper surface of the rearwardly disposed link member.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/129.00R, 124/79, 124/1
International ClassificationA63B65/00, A63F7/24, A63B65/12, A63F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B65/122
European ClassificationA63B65/12B