Patent of the week: Chocolate board game invented by Joan Sweeting of Islip

By LIBN Staff

Dolan Media Newswires

LONG ISLAND, NY --Chocoholics and game lovers will agree that this invention by Inventor Joan Sweeting of Islip is a combination of sugar and skill blended into one delicious board game. The game consists of a 3-dimensional playing surface, which contains a number of moveable tabs (similar to an advent calendar). A player starts at a designated tab, which reveals a clue in the form of a riddle after it is opened. This clue leads the player to the next tab, which contains another clue and ultimately leads the player to the final tab. In addition to the next clue, each tab reveals a prize, ideally chocolate, within the cavity or cell, the reward for opening that tab. If the clues are followed in the correct sequence, all of the tabs, including the final tab will be open and all of the chocolate retrieved from their hiding spaces.

This list of patents granted the week of Nov. 8 by the U.S. Patent Office to Long Island-area inventors and companies:

Patent No. 8,051,619 Reinforcing spacer device, Inventor(s): Hohmann, Jr., Ronald P. (Hauppauge), Assignee: Mitek Holdings Inc. (Wilmington, Del.)

Patent No. 8,051,672 Fluid cooled cabinet for electronic equipment, Inventor(s): Mallia, Paul (East Setauket); O'Sullivan, Michael (Bay Shore), Assignee: AFCO Systems (Farmingdale)

Patent No. 8,052,053 Apparatus and methods for enforcing purchase agreements, Inventor(s): Walker, Jay S. (Ridgefield, Conn.); Van Luchene, Andrew S. (Santa Fe, N.M.); Suarez, Jose A. (Fairfield, Conn.); Fincham, Magdalena M. (Ridgefield, Conn.); Alderucci, Dean P. (Westport, Conn.); Jorasch, James A. (New York City); Tedesco, Robert C. (Huntington); Breitenbach, Matthew D. (Ridgefield, Conn.), Assignee: Walker Digital (Stamford, Conn.)

Patent No. 8,052,058 Scanner for product authentication, Inventor(s): He, Duanfeng (South Setauket), Assignee: Symbol Technologies Inc. (Holtsville)

Patent No. 8,052,149 Interactive chocolate board game, Inventor(s): Sweeting, Joan (Islip), Assignee: Madelaine Chocolate Novelties Inc. (Rockaway Beach)

Patent No. 8,052,592 Methods and devices for tissue grasping and assessment, Inventor(s): Goldfarb, Eric A. (San Francisco); Thornton, Troy L. (San Francisco); Raschdorf, Alfred H. (Kings Park); Sarabia, Jaime E. (Smyrna, Ga.); Maddan, John P. (Palo Alto, Calif.); Powell, Ferolyn (San Francisco); Martin, Brian B. (Boulder Creek, Calif.); Wen-Chin Fan, Sylvia (San Francisco); Komtebedde, Jan (Menlo Park, Calif.); Liao, Yen C. (San Mateo, Calif.), Assignee: Evalve Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.)

Patent No. 8,054,077 Ferromagnetic frame magnet with superconducting coils, Inventor(s): Hsieh, Hank (Berkeley, Calif.); Danby, Gordon T. (Wading River); Damadian, Raymond V. (Woodbury); Jackson, John W. (Shoreham); Wahl, Hugh J. (Stony Brook); Balica, Cristian (Middle Village), Assignee: Fonar Corp. (Melville)

Patent No. 8,054,194 System and method for verifying a security status of a lockable container, Inventor(s): Lax, Michael R. (Syosset); Keuning, Timothy (Northport); van Koot, Frederik (Halesite), Assignee: Autronic Plastics Inc. (Westbury)

Patent No. 8,054,199 Alarm reporting through utility meter reading infrastructure, Inventor(s): Addy, Kenneth (Massapequa), Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)

Patent No. 8,054,595 Circuit interrupting device with reset lockout, Inventor(s): DiSalvo, Nicholas L. (Levittown); Ziegler, William R. (East Northport), Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Melville)

Patent No. 8,054,916 Method for using a base station to selectively utilize B and D channels to support a plurality of communications, Inventor(s): Ozluturk, Fatih M. (Port Washington), Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corp. (Wilmington, Del.)

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Published: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

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