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Publication numberUS3718812 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1973
Filing dateJun 14, 1971
Priority dateJun 14, 1971
Publication numberUS 3718812 A, US 3718812A, US-A-3718812, US3718812 A, US3718812A
InventorsR Booth, H Tillman
Original AssigneeR Booth, H Tillman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bowling score computer
US 3718812 A
Abstract
A bowling score computer system having manual input of pinfall data via thumb-wheel switches. The switches are sequentially scanned to derive data for use by a solid-state electronic computer to derive individual and team scores. At regular periodical intervals, the switches are rescanned to derive up-to-date output values in case the output should be changed. The system has the capability of operating in a handicap mode or in a scratch mode. The input switches serve as an input storage memory and eliminate the need for most other internal memory within the system.
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United States Patent 1 Tillman et al.

[ 51 Feb. 27, 1973 BOWLING SCORE COMPUTER [76] Inventors: Herman L. Tillman, 2626 NE. 49th Street, Plantation, 'Fla. 33308; Ralph E. Booth, 691 NW. 65th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33313 [22] Filed: June 14, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 152,833

[52] US. Cl ..235/168, 235/92 GA, 235/151, 273/54 C [51] Int. Cl ..G06f 7/50, G06f 15/20, A63d 5/04 [58] Field of Search ..235/168, 152, 151, 92 GA; 273/54 C [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,184,583 5/1965 Bawtinheimer ..235/92 GA 3,202,803 8/1965 Markstrom ..235/92 GA TEAM TOTAL TEAM TOR ER REGlS PLAYER DECODER VER 3,375,352 3/1968 House et al ..235/151 Primary ExaminerMalcolm A. Morrison Assistant Examiner-David H. Malzahn Attorney--Marvin Reich [57] ABSTRACT A bowling score computer system having manual input of pinfall data via thumb-wheel switches. The switches are sequentially scanned to derive data for use by a solid-state electronic computer to derive individual and team scores.' At regular periodical intervals, the switches are rescanned to derive up-to-date output values in case the output should be changed. The system has the capability of operating in a bandicap mode or in a scratch mode. The input switches serve as an input storage memory and eliminate the need for most other internal memory within the system.

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Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3184583 *May 25, 1961May 18, 1965Charles E BawtinheimerBowling game scoring apparatus
US3202803 *Apr 13, 1961Aug 24, 1965Paul F MarkstromBowling scoring and display device and means for gathering, storing, processing and reproducing information therefrom
US3375352 *Apr 9, 1963Mar 26, 1968Brunswick CorpBowling scorer utilizing semiconductor elements
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3907290 *Jun 22, 1973Sep 23, 1975Rca CorpElectronic scoring system for bowling establishments
US3974483 *Oct 25, 1974Aug 10, 1976Brunson Raymond DTime-shareable automatic bowling score computer
US3987417 *Oct 7, 1974Oct 19, 1976Brunson Raymond DAddress memory system
US4092727 *Aug 3, 1976May 30, 1978Amf IncorporatedBowling scorer
US4496148 *Dec 9, 1981Jan 29, 1985Barry R. MorstainSporting event analysis device
US5626523 *May 24, 1995May 6, 1997Brunswick Bowling & Billiards CorporationAutomatic bowling center system
Classifications
U.S. Classification700/92, 377/5, 473/58, 473/55
International ClassificationA63D5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63D5/04
European ClassificationA63D5/04
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 24, 1986AS02Assignment of assignor's interest
Owner name: AMF BOWLING COMPANIES INC., A CORP. OF VIRGINIA
Effective date: 19861120
Owner name: AMF INCORPORATED
Nov 24, 1986AS06Security interest
Owner name: AMF BOWLING COMPANIES INC.,
Effective date: 19861120
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Nov 24, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: AMF BOWLING COMPANIES INC., A CORP. OF VIRGINIA
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:AMF INCORPORATED;REEL/FRAME:004661/0008
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:AMF BOWLING COMPANIES INC.,;REEL/FRAME:004661/0001
Effective date: 19861120