US Patent No: 5,865,680

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Kinetic interactive play structure

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An interactive play structure is provided for facilitating team-oriented or group interactive play to achieve a common desired effect. The play structure includes a number of play elements disposed at various locations and elevations throughout the play structure. Each play element can be activated or operated by one or more play participants to complete one of several necessary steps in a chain of triggering events resulting in energy being transferred from one play element to the next. The overall completion of the chain of events results in a common desired result or effect, such as a domino-like cascade of various mechanisms, balls, water and/or the like. Play participants achieve the final goal through a collective team effort requiring the coordinated completion of several smaller objectives comprising each necessary step in the chain of triggering events.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Briggs, Rick A 64 Maple Grove, Springfield, IL 62707 57 3986

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* 5,343,849 Rapid fire ball gun 39 1992
* 5,480,336 Water toy construction kit 48 1994
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (4)
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MASTER JUVENILE PRODUCTS, A CORP. OF N.Y. (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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* 7,060,002 Physical fitness course 7 2002
* 7,762,901 Water play structures and methods utilizing interchangeable play features and security measures 2 2007
8,330,587 Method and system for the implementation of identification data devices in theme parks 0 2008
* 2009/0009,294 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDENTIFICATION DATA DEVICES IN THEME PARKS 33 2008
* 9,320,974 Recreational swing set 0 2015
 
SOFTPLAY, L.L.C. (1)
* 2004/0198,519 Interactive laser amusement system 0 2003
 
CREATIVE KINGDOMS, LLC (3)
* 2004/0033,833 Interactive redemption game 80 2003
* 2007/0066,396 Retail methods for providing an interactive product to a consumer 86 2006
* 2010/0056,285 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE GAME PLAY USING A PLURALITY OF CONSOLES 40 2009
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (3)
6,174,242 Self-contained interactive play structure 71 1999
6,569,023 Chutes and ladders water ride 63 2000
6,786,830 Modular water play structure 42 2002
 
HENRY, SCHOOLEY AND ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. (1)
7,597,630 Water amusement park conveyors 18 2004
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (32)
7,775,894 Method and system of participant identifiers for water amusement parks 11 2004
7,740,542 Water amusement method 22 2004
8,282,497 Modular water amusement park conveyors 2 2005
7,815,514 Water amusement park conveyor barriers 12 2005
7,762,899 Water amusement park conveyor support elements 15 2005
8,197,352 Methods and systems for amusement park conveyor belt systems 5 2005
8,162,769 Water amusement park conveyor roller belts 4 2005
7,942,752 Water amusement park multiple path conveyors 6 2005
7,775,895 Water amusement park water channel and adjustable flow controller 11 2005
7,727,077 Water amusement park water channel flow system 15 2005
* 2007/0049,388 Water amusement park water channel and adjustable flow controller 16 2005
8,070,615 Methods and systems for water amusement conveyor 5 2005
7,762,900 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 18 2006
7,921,601 Water amusement system with trees 6 2006
7,785,207 Water amusement system with elevated structure 12 2006
* 2007/0051,038 Tree with covering apparatus 18 2006
* 2007/0051,039 Water amusement system with trees 18 2006
8,210,954 Amusement water rides involving exercise circuits 3 2006
7,828,667 Methods and systems for active filtration of portions of self-contained floating marine parks 12 2006
7,811,177 Water amusement system and method including a self-contained floating marine park 12 2006
7,780,536 Methods and systems for positionable screen for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7,775,896 Methods and systems for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7,766,753 Methods and systems for modular self-contained floating marine parks 15 2006
* 2007/0087,852 Methods and systems for self-contained floating marine parks 20 2006
* 2007/0087,854 Methods and systems for positionable screen for self-contained floating marine parks 20 2006
* 2007/0087,849 Amusement water rides involving exercise circuits 20 2006
7,857,704 Amusement water rides involving games of chance 12 2006
8,075,413 Continuous water ride method and system for water amusement parks 5 2006
8,096,892 Control system for water amusement devices 4 2007
8,079,916 Themed amusement river ride system 8 2008
8,251,832 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 2 2010
8,663,023 Methods and systems for viewing marine life from self-contained floating marine parks 0 2010
 
INDIAN INDUSTRIES, INC. (5)
* 8,002,642 Playset system components 2 2009
* 2009/0305,800 PLAYSET SYSTEM COMPONENTS 0 2009
8,197,351 Playset system components 0 2011
* 2011/0195,797 Playset System Components 0 2011
8,172,693 Playset system components 18 2012
 
BREWER'S LEDGE, INC. (1)
6,699,158 Pivoting climbing and traversing structure 5 2000
 
NELSON, DANIEL W. (1)
* 6,712,361 Computer game with cars and levers 0 2002
 
BURROUGHS & CHAPIN CO INC (1)
* 2006/0287,030 Systems and methods for interactive game play 63 2006
 
MQ Gaming, LLC (64)
* 7,749,089 Multi-media interactive play system 51 2000
6,761,637 Method of game play using RFID tracking device 166 2001
7,614,958 Interactive quest game 63 2002
* 2004/0077,423 Interactive quest game 80 2002
7,500,917 Magical wand and interactive play experience 75 2003
6,967,566 Live-action interactive adventure game 130 2003
* 2004/0092,311 Live-action interactive adventure game 67 2003
7,029,400 Interactive water attraction and quest game 76 2003
* 2004/0198,517 Interactive water attraction and quest game 23 2003
7,850,527 Magic-themed adventure game 78 2004
* 2006/0030,385 Magic-themed adventure game 53 2004
7,445,550 Magical wand and interactive play experience 104 2004
* 2005/0143,173 Magical wand and interactive play experience 40 2004
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 28 2005
7,488,231 Children's toy with wireless tag/transponder 113 2005
* 2006/0234,601 Children's toy with wireless tag/transponder 31 2005
7,878,905 Multi-layered interactive play experience 47 2005
* 2006/0154,726 Multi-layered interactive play experience 85 2005
7,524,246 Interactive challenge game systems and methods 38 2006
* 2006/0229,134 Interactive challenge game systems and methods 54 2006
7,674,184 Interactive water attraction and quest game 38 2006
* 2006/0258,471 Interactive water attraction and quest game 51 2006
7,572,191 Interactive water play apparatus and methods 37 2007
7,896,742 Apparatus and methods for providing interactive entertainment 44 2007
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 37 2008
* 2009/0051,653 TOY DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE PLAY EXPERIENCE 44 2008
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 10 2009
8,021,239 Interactive water play apparatus 32 2009
* 2009/0305,799 INTERACTIVE WATER PLAY APPARATUS 31 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 28 2010
* 2010/0203,932 INTERACTIVE PLAY DEVICES FOR WATER PLAY ATTRACTIONS 31 2010
8,342,929 Systems and methods for interactive game play 22 2010
* 2010/0273,556 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE GAME PLAY 36 2010
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 14 2010
* 2011/0081,970 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE GAME PLAY 37 2010
8,330,284 Wireless charging of electronic gaming input devices 24 2011
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 18 2011
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 10 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 35 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 32 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 32 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 12 2012
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 43 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 25 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 37 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 24 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 25 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 20 2012
8,888,576 Multi-media interactive play system 5 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 11 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 13 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 11 2013
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 10 2013
9,272,206 System and method for playing an interactive game 0 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 14 2013
9,149,717 Dual-range wireless interactive entertainment device 1 2014
8,913,011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 6 2014
8,961,260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 5 2014
8,961,312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 5 2014
9,186,585 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 1 2014
* 8,915,785 Interactive entertainment system 6 2014
9,039,533 Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 2 2014
9,162,148 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 1 2014
9,320,976 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner