Big pool table, small room. Could this be the solution we've been waiting for.

chefjeff

Nazis are back.
Silver Member
Great job, Scott!

I would have tired to turn the table just a bit on its middle axis vs. move it laterally, but your solution is the nuts.


Jeff Livingston
 

jimmyco

NRA4Life
Gold Member
Silver Member
Outstanding!

Consider getting a patent. Some manufacturer(s) may have interest in license agreement.
 

Biloxi Boy

Man With A Golden Arm
Have you considered voice activation? Touch pad?

I am very impressed with your device, and were I faced with the issue, your solution would be mine -- hands down, no doubt. However, the road to protecting and marketing any device is potentially fraught with substantial uncertainty, expense, and frustration. Not every great invention is entitled to patent protection.* (Patent lawyers sell their time and effort which may or may not result in the issuance of a patent. I quit trying to guess which inventions were patentable and which were not a long time and many dollars ago.) At best, obtaining a patent is an expensive proposition. If you have an existing relationship with a local attorney, begin with him or her as they can assist you in both controlling costs and protecting your interests.

Having traveled this path before, I will relate the following, although without any assurance of accuracy due to the lapse of time. (If you are determined to pursue a patent, educating yourself on all aspects of the subject will work to your benefit.) Obtaining the results of a patent search is one of the initial steps in the patent process -- a specialist is paid to search the patent records and identify all prior submissions touching upon your work. The product of the search enables/assists you and your lawyers in evaluating your chances of success.

The results of the patent search also assist in the development of certain written descriptions utilized throughout the patent process. For instance, consider the following from the patent issued for a Locking Safety Pin: "A purpose of the invention is to provide opposite spring wire reverse band portions connected by a straight portion and carrying a pointed pin portion which engages in a socket on one of the reverse bend portions, and to extend from the socket a spring lever provided with a hook which locks with the pointed pin portion in closed position." Next on the list of patent process essentials are patent drawings. Keep in mind that the process of securing a patent is only the beginning if you are knocked-off, because patent rights are not self-executing.

Whether to seek patent protection is often determined by the potential breadth of application of a particular device. What is the potential demand? Expansion of the application of an invention beyond the initial concept may be the critical factor ultimately dictating whether it is financially advisable to seek a patent. At this point, my advice is to return to the drawing table and expand the applicability of your invention as far as it will go, and then further.

*For Instance, the invention of a lead pencil with an attached eraser was ruled not patentable by the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Reckendorfer v. Faber, 92 U.S. 357 (1875).
 
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Black-Balled

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Outstanding!

Consider getting a patent. Some manufacturer(s) may have interest in license agreement.
With stupid! Figure out how to get that thing to market and you could potentially sell tens of them, hahahaha.

Seriously, it could expand the home table market like few other things might.

Looking forward to checking it out.
 

ibuycues

I Love Box Cues
Silver Member
I found your ideas as refreshing and creative as anything that has landed here in years.
Obviously still prototype-ish, but sure seems to address the problem.
Way to go!

Will Prout
 

kevoka

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I love how this thread went from "do not try it", to "come on prove it", to "very cool" , to "have you thought of this or that".

Been there, done that, in another discipline.

Amazing to experience.
 

Scottcrosby

Member
Outstanding!

Consider getting a patent. Some manufacturer(s) may have interest in license agreement.
Don't know if I'm up to the hassle of going that route. I might make a few and see what the demand is like. I've already got a few ideas for V2.
 
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