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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Briggs, Rick A Springfield, IL 68 3196

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WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. (4)
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Marvin Glass & Associates (1)
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MASTER JUVENILE PRODUCTS, A CORP. OF N.Y. (1)
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