POOL TABLE

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20200023263A1
SERIAL NO

16517495

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A pool table has a removable dining surface and a gravity-based ball-return system located transversely between end legs of the pool table. Balls that have been pocketed during a game on the table's playing bed are commonly collected in one of inclined two gullies that connect together multiple pockets. The gullies are peripheral to the table and directly beneath pockets that are, preferably, either side of a central longitudinal axis of the table. The ball return system includes a stacked arrangement of runners that receive a pocketed ball from a cascading drop at the end of each gully. Once into the stack, a ball separation device identifies and selectively separates a cue ball from object balls, with the cue ball directed downwards towards a free-return box while object balls are directed along a different downward path. Object balls are then retained behind a ball retainer and release mechanism which, when in a release position, causes delivery of all object balls to a ball picking slot at an end of the pool table common with the free-return box. Pool table depth is therefore minimized while space under the table's bed is maximized to accommodate seating.

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  • HOME LEISURE DIRECT LIMITED

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
BERESFORD-WILLIAMS, Andrew South Gloucestershire, GB 1 0

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