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Jay Smith III: Video game cartridge recognition and security system. Smith Engineering, Jackson Jones & Price, July 24, 1984: US04462076 (235 worldwide citation)

A security system for ascertaining the authenticity of removable video game cartridges adapted to interface with a video game system having a CPU. The system includes the comparison of the contents of predetermined addresses in the memory unit of the game cartridges with a security message stored in ...


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Jay Smith III, Kenneth J Curran: Dual-mode hand-held game controller. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, February 28, 1995: US05394168 (137 worldwide citation)

A hand-held controller for an electronic gaming system wherein each of one or more players can control two gaming objects at the same time. A joystick-like thumb operated directional switch, mounted in a housing, is used to select or control the movement of a primary object and an optical detection/ ...


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Ralph H Baer: Video based instructional and entertainment system using animated figure. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, July 11, 1989: US04846693 (136 worldwide citation)

An animated figure, e.g. a doll, having the capability of moving its eyebrow, eyelids, eyes and mouth in conjunction with an audio reproducer, i.e. speaker, in its interior is electrically connected to a control box. The control box, which may be powered by household A.C. or by batteries, is connect ...


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Jay Smith III, Gerald S Karr, Lawrence T Jones: Hand-held electronic game playing device with replaceable cartridges. Smith Engineering, Jackson Jones & Price, November 16, 1982: US04359222 (119 worldwide citation)

A hand-held electronic program playing device having a flat panel electro-optical display unit incorporated in a housing, is disclosed. Circuitry suitable for driving the display unit and manually operable controls for providing a plurality of control functions are incorporated in the housing. A rep ...


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Jay Smith III, Kevin Hudson, Bill Hudson: Throw-measuring football. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, July 14, 1998: US05779576 (112 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses an amusement projectile characterized in a first embodiment by a football shape which is thrown by a user and which comprises electronics therein to measure and display the distance traveled by the thrown ball to the point of impact with the ground or to another user. Using a ...


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Jay Smith III: Joystick operated multiple position switch. Smith Engineering, Jackson Jones & Price, October 4, 1983: US04408103 (69 worldwide citation)

A multiple position switch having a plurality of contact regions on, e.g., a PCB and corresponding conductive regions mounted on a piece of resilient material resting on the surface, with each conductive region contained within a hollowed portion of the resilient material to be thereby spaced apart ...


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Jay Smith III, Kenneth J Curran, Ralph H Baer: Interactive video apparatus with audio and video branching. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, November 22, 1988: US04786967 (55 worldwide citation)

A system providing user interaction with a video display provided to a standard television set by a home video cassette unit employing a standard video cassette having a video signal recorded thereon, the video signal having four or more audio channels and digital commands encoded therein, the syste ...


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Earl D Smith: Trailer apparatus. Dallas Smith Engineering, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, June 19, 1984: US04455119 (46 worldwide citation)

A trailer apparatus is disclosed herein which includes tracks adjustably mounted within a trailer body and having a first position for the transporting of automobiles and a second position permitting the carrying of other types of cargo. The tracks are hingedly mounted to the inside of the side wall ...


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Jay Smith III, Gerald S Karr: Circuitry for controlling a CRT beam. Smith Engineering, Jackson Jones & Price, February 19, 1985: US04500879 (45 worldwide citation)

A CRT beam control apparatus wherein a microprocessor drives the CRT beam for controlling the beam characteristics, including writing speed, slope, position and intensity. The apparatus includes a single digital-to-analog converter supplying sample-and-hold circuitry through a selector and further i ...


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Ralph H Baer, Kenneth J Curran, Jay Smith III: Encoding of audio and digital signals in a video signal. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, October 17, 1989: US04875096 (43 worldwide citation)

Audio signals and digital commands are encoded into a standard raster format television signal recorded on a casette for play by a home video cassette unit. The audio signals are encoded in the displayable video as modulated carrier pulses separated by return to median intervals with the audio wavef ...