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John Trudeau, Edward F Hicks: Multi-directional ball popper for a pinball game. Williams Electronics Games, Rockey Rifkin and Ryther, June 11, 1996: US05524887 (29 worldwide citation)

A multi-directional ball popper for a pinball game provides an unpredictable path for the game ball as it emerges from the popper. A pair of solenoid plungers are provided on the underside of the game playfield and aligned with respect to the ball position when it rests in a recess on the playfield. ...


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Robert S Morrison, Edward F Hicks: Magnetic ball-walker for a pinball game. Williams Electronics Games, Rockey Rifkin and Ryther, May 16, 1995: US05415402 (29 worldwide citation)

The magnetic ball-walker of the invention comprises an L-shaped arm which rotates in a plane perpendicular to the playfield for transporting a pinball between first and second playfield surfaces. The arm carries an electromagnet on one end and a counterweight on the other, the counterweight maintain ...


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Dennis P Nordman, Winston H Schilling, Edward F Hicks: Rotary ball storage and discharge device for a pinball game. Williams Electronics Games, Rudnick & Wolfe, September 9, 1997: US05664777 (26 worldwide citation)

A play feature for a pinball game permits the storage of a number of game balls and release of the balls at high speed and in quick succession back onto the playfield for multiple ball play. A rotor element having a plurality of vertical vanes is disposed within a circular housing having a conical l ...


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Dominique Dion, Kenneth J Fedesna, Mark D Loffredo, Edward J Suchocki, Edward E Pellegrini, Frank J Pellegrini, Edward F Hicks, Cary M Mednick: Coin operated entertainment system. TouchTunes Music Corporation, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 27, 2015: US09171419 (3 worldwide citation)

This invention in certain example instances relates generally to coin-operated video entertainment systems. More particularly, certain exemplary aspects of the invention provide methods and/or systems for controlling access to a portable coin-operated interactive entertainment device that may be use ...


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