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Bowling Automation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116551D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Moskowitz, PA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system to aid in the automation of the sport of bowling. The apparatus of the system consists bowling balls and bowling pins fitted with radio frequency identification tags. Identification or base station apparatus is located at both ends of the bowling lanes and is in turn connected to a computer system which carries out automatic scoring.

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Bowling Automation

      Disclosed is a system to aid in the automation of the sport of
bowling.  The apparatus of the system consists bowling balls and
bowling pins fitted with radio frequency identification tags.
Identification or base station apparatus is located at both ends of
the bowling lanes and is in turn connected to a computer system which
carries out automatic scoring.

      The tagged balls and pins provide a rapid and reliable means
for identification of the bowler and pins which have been knocked
down and remain standing.

      Additionally, it is disclosed that the identification tags may
serve as anti-theft devices.