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 53 2975

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5,256,120 Jump rope sprinkler 7 1992
* 5,343,849 Rapid fire ball gun 39 1992
* 5,480,336 Water toy construction kit 47 1994
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (4)
D330579 Playground structure 48 1989
* 5,194,048 Participatory water play apparatus 117 1990
* 5,405,294 Participatory water play apparatus 87 1993
* 5,378,197 Waterslide play apparatus 97 1993
 
MASTER JUVENILE PRODUCTS, A CORP. OF N.Y. (1)
D277610 Spray hoop 8 1982
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 6,739,876 Educational play apparatus and system 2 2002
* 7,060,002 Physical fitness course 5 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
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (3)
6,174,242 Self-contained interactive play structure 66 1999
6,569,023 Chutes and ladders water ride 57 2000
6,786,830 Modular water play structure 40 2002
 
HENRY, SCHOOLEY & ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. (1)
7,597,630 Water amusement park conveyors 18 2004
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (26)
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 1 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 5 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
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
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
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 6 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. (3)
* 8,002,642 Playset system components 1 2009
8,197,351 Playset system components 0 2011
8,172,693 Playset system components 14 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
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (45)
* 7,749,089 Multi-media interactive play system 46 2000
6,761,637 Method of game play using RFID tracking device 152 2001
7,614,958 Interactive quest game 55 2002
7,500,917 Magical wand and interactive play experience 63 2003
6,967,566 Live-action interactive adventure game 110 2003
7,029,400 Interactive water attraction and quest game 71 2003
7,850,527 Magic-themed adventure game 68 2004
7,445,550 Magical wand and interactive play experience 93 2004
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 16 2005
7,488,231 Children's toy with wireless tag/transponder 99 2005
7,878,905 Multi-layered interactive play experience 40 2005
7,524,246 Interactive challenge game systems and methods 32 2006
7,674,184 Interactive water attraction and quest game 33 2006
7,572,191 Interactive water play apparatus and methods 32 2007
7,896,742 Apparatus and methods for providing interactive entertainment 37 2007
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 30 2008
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 4 2009
8,021,239 Interactive water play apparatus 27 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 23 2010
8,342,929 Systems and methods for interactive game play 17 2010
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 7 2010
8,330,284 Wireless charging of electronic gaming input devices 12 2011
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 15 2011
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 4 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 28 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 25 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 26 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 6 2012
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 29 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 18 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 24 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 17 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 18 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 15 2012
8,888,576 Multi-media interactive play system 0 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 5 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 6 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 5 2013
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 4 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 7 2013
8,913,011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 0 2014
8,961,260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 0 2014
8,961,312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 0 2014
* 8,915,785 Interactive entertainment system 0 2014
9,039,533 Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner