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Title: US4642945: Entertainment structure
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Inventor: Browning, Michael R.; Flinders, Australia
Cronk, Evelyn I.; Gardenvale, Australia
Adams, Phillip A.; Hawthorn, Australia

Assignee: Cinemotion Pty. Ltd., Toorak, Australia
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Published / Filed: 1987-02-17 / 1985-07-03

Application Number: US1985000752259

IPC Code: Advanced: A63J 25/00; E04H 3/22; G09B 9/00; A63J 5/00;
Core: A63J 99/00; E04H 3/10; more...
IPC-7: A63G 31/16; E04H 3/22; G03B 21/56; G03B 31/00;

ECLA Code: A63J25/00; K63J5/00A2A;

U.S. Class: Current: 052/010; 052/006; 352/036; 359/451; 472/060;
Original: 052/010; 052/006; 272/018; 350/125; 352/036;

Field of Search: 052/010,9,7,6 272/021,22,16,17,18 350/125 352/036

Priority Number:
1984-07-03  AU1984000005820
1984-10-19  AU1984000007714
1984-10-19  AU1984000007715

Abstract:     An entertainment structure principally intended to comprise a cinematic auditorium. The structure has a horizontally disposed floor or decking support plate on which seating for members of an audience is arrangable and support means on which the support plate is rotatably mounted. Orientation varying means are operable to tilt the support plate, from the horizontal, in a required direction; while drive means are operable to rotate said support plate on said support means about an upwardly extending axis. The structure also includes a drive system operable to actuate said orientation varying means, and control means operable to control actuation of said drive means and said drive system for varying the angular disposition and tilt of said support plate with respect to said axis. In presentation of a cinematic programme, viewers perception of the action is enhanced by such rotation and tilting being synchronized and in concert with visual and aural action of the programme.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Merchant, Gould, Smith, Edell, Welter & Schmidt ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Perham, Alfred C.;

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We claim:     1. An entertainment structure having a horizontally disposed, substantially circular floor or decking support plate on which seating for members of an audience is arrangable; support means on which the support plate is mounted for rotation about an upwardly extending central axis thereof; orientation varying means operable to tilt the support plate, from the horizontal, in a required direction; drive means operable to rotate said support plate on said support means about said upwardly extending axis; a drive system operable to actuate said orientation varying means; control means operable to control actuation of said drive means and said drive system for varying the angular disposition and tilt of said support plate with respect to said axis; a cinematic screen extending above the level of said support plate adjacent a substantial peripheral portion of the latter, the screen being arcuate in a horizontal plane such that the screen has a viewing face which curves around the periphery of the support plate and which is concave as viewed from the support plate, said screen being mounted in relation to the support plate so that during rotation and tilting of the support plate the latter is at least tiltable relative to the screen; seating for an audience arranged on said support plate and facing toward said screen; and a projector system operable to project a cinematic programme onto a projection area of the viewing face of said screen, said projector system being spaced from said screen beyond said upwardly extending axis and mounted on said support plate for rotation and tilting therewith to vary the location of said projection area on said viewing face; said control means comprising a microprocessor, the projector system being operable to provide timing pulses for the microprocessor by which the latter is operable to integrate rotation and tilting of the support plate in synchronism with cinematic action projected by said projector system onto said screen.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 4pp US981672  1911-01 Napp   AMUSEMENT DEVICE.
Get PDF - 5pp US1517774  1924-12 Duprey   Theater seating equipment
Get PDF - 7pp US1789680  1931-01 Gwinnett   Amusement device
Get PDF - 15pp US2700798* 1955-02 Perrottet    
Get PDF - 5pp US2753818* 1956-07 Green    
Get PDF - 6pp US2861806* 1958-11 Disney    
Get PDF - 9pp US3394505  1968-07 Rife   THEATER CONSTRUCTION WITH MOVABLE SEATS
Get PDF - 6pp US3399501  1968-09 Rossman   Auditorium installations
Get PDF - 4pp US3420605  1969-01 Kipping   WIDE FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROJECTION
Get PDF - 14pp US3468533  1969-09 House, Jr.   ROTATABLE PLATFORM HAVING RIDER SUPPORTS ENCLOSED IN AN OPTICAL CHAMBER FOR SIMULATING A SPACE RIDE
Get PDF - 19pp US3469837  1969-09 Heilig   EXPERIENCE THEATER
Get PDF - 5pp US4022522  1977-05 Rain  Irvin Industries, Inc. Projection screen
Get PDF - 10pp US4066256  1978-01 Trumbull  Future General Corporation Amusement ride
Get PDF - 19pp US4461470  1984-07 Astroth et al.  Astroth; Mark E. System for adding realism to video display
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Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
  GB0677383 1952-08       


Other Abstract Info: DERABS G86-044056

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