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Title:
DISTRIBUTED SCORING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/133959
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
In one embodiment, a distributed bowling center system includes two or more computing devices associated with respective bowling center peripherals. The bowling center peripherals are any electronic or mechanical device in a bowling center capable of detecting a bowling event or receiving input. Example bowling center peripherals include a pinsetter, a monitor, a bumper, a keypad, or a touchscreen. The bowling center peripherals are configured to perform at least one bowler center function. The computing devices are configured to execute at least one process related to a bowler center function of the associated peripheral. Each computing device is located physically closer to the peripheral than the other computer device. The computing devices are in communication via a network. The computing devices are configured to access a process map defining the communication, which is responsive to the at least one bowler center function.

Inventors:
MEIGS, Brandon, J. (15052 Waterleaf Court, Spring Lake, MI, 49456, US)
BROUWERS, Gary, A. (12196 White Pine Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, US)
Application Number:
US2013/026637
Publication Date:
September 12, 2013
Filing Date:
February 19, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BRUNSWICK BOWLING & BILLIARDS CORPORATION (1 N. Field Court, Lake Forest, IL, 60045, US)
International Classes:
A63D1/00
Foreign References:
US20050101397A12005-05-12
US20100046443A12010-02-25
US20060259564A12006-11-16
US6623369B12003-09-23
Other References:
See also references of EP 2806954A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HETZ, Joseph, F. (Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, P.O. Box 10087Chicago, IL, 60610, US)
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