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Title:
BOWLING PIN SETTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH RECONFIGURABLE PIN SETTING ARRAY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/022986
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A bowling pin setting system (10) with a reconfigurable array (12) of bowling pin retention mechanisms (24) with a contracted configuration with two rows of five pin retention mechanisms (24) and an expanded configuration wherein the pin retention mechanisms (24) are disposed in an equilateral triangle. The array (12) of pin retention mechanisms (24) can be movable, such as by operation of a gantry (15) or pivotable arms (30), between a pin setting position above a pin deck (16) and a retracted position removed from above the pin deck (16). A bowling pin assembly and loading system with a pivoting magazine (78) and at least one pin loading magazine (84) can receive bowling pins (100) from the pin deck (16), assemble the pins (100) into an organized format, and load them into the array (12) of pin retention mechanisms (24).

Inventors:
LYTER, Tod, S. (53 White Cove Road, Yarmouth, ME, 04096, US)
ARSENAULT, Richard (163 Woodmen Road, Minot, ME, 04258, US)
LEIGHTON, Clarence (155 Woodmen Road, Minot, ME, 04258, US)
Application Number:
US2015/044344
Publication Date:
February 11, 2016
Filing Date:
August 07, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LYTER, Tod, S. (53 White Cove Road, Yarmouth, ME, 04096, US)
ARSENAULT, Richard (163 Woodmen Road, Minot, ME, 04258, US)
LEIGHTON, Clarence (155 Woodmen Road, Minot, ME, 04258, US)
International Classes:
A63D5/08; A63D5/00; A63D5/09
Foreign References:
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
O'CONNELL, Thomas, P. (O'Connell Law Office, 1026A Massachusetts AvenueArlington, MA, 02476, US)
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