Title:
CHESSBOARD DEVICE WITH AUTO-ELECTRONIC SCORING
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring at least provides a display component to generate at least a light, a color and a figure once an induction switch device is pressed, touched or felt. The central processing unit (CPU) of a microcomputer is capable of distinguish electronic signals produced by the induction switch device to calculate scores of the players and figure out the winner and the loser. At least a light-transmittable component is placed on top of the display component and each user can be identified by means of light points, quantity of the light, color of the light or figures on the surface of the light-transmittable component. Hence, scores of players can be obtained automatically in company with provisions of lighting, voice, music, light emitting diode (LED), liquid crystal display (LCD), backlight LCD, backlight board or liquid crystal screen. Not only funs for the players can be enhanced but also fairness and justice of the chessboard game can be maintained completely.



Inventors:
Cho, Yufu (Taichung, TW)
Application Number:
11/420778
Publication Date:
11/29/2007
Filing Date:
05/29/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
273/260
International Classes:
A63F3/00
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Primary Examiner:
LANEAU, RONALD
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
G. LINK CO. LTD. (3550 BELL ROAD, MINOOKA, IL, 60447, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one touch device; at least one induction switch device, being touched by the touch device; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least one display for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users.

2. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one touch device; at least one induction switch device, being touched by the touch device; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least two colors for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users.

3. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one touch device; at least one induction switch device, being touched by the touch device; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least one display for distinguishing identifications of users; a light-transmittable component, being slidably disposed on top of the display component; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users.

4. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 3, wherein the light-transmittable component is the touch device.

5. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 3, wherein the touch device is the light-transmittable component.

6. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one touch device; at least one induction switch device, being touched by the touch device; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least two lights for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users.

7. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one induction switch device, being touched to generate electrical signals; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least one display for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, receiving the electrical signals and figuring out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users. wherein, the induction switch device is the conductive layer switch, provides an upper and lower conductive layers to allow the display component showing various displays.

8. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 7, wherein a partition is disposed between the upper and lower conductive layers.

9. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 7, wherein the conductive layer switch is the light-transmittable component.

10. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one induction switch device, being touched to generate electrical signals; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least one display for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users; wherein, the induction switch device is the touch panel.

11. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 7, wherein the induction switch device is the touch device too.

12. A chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, comprising: at least one touch device; at least one induction switch device, being touched by the touch device; at least one display component, electrically connecting with the induction switch device to show at least one display for distinguishing identifications of users; and a CPU of a computer, being electrically connected to the induction switch device to figure out scores of the users and determine a winner and a loser among the users; wherein, the touch device is the plastic thin plate for being touched by the users.

13. The chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring as defined in claim 10, wherein the induction switch device is the touch device too.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a chessboard and particularly to a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring, in which at least a display component is provided to generate at least a light, a color and a figure by means of an induction switch being pressed, touched or felt for the central processing unit (CPU) of a microcomputer capable of distinguishing electric signals produced by the induction switch device, such that scores of the players can be calculated and the winner and the loser can be figured out by the CPU. At least a light-transmittable component is placed on top of the display component for identification of each user can be identified by means of light points, quantity of the light, colors of the light or figures on the surface of the light-transmittable component. Hence, the chessboard game can be scored automatically in company with light, voice, music, light emitting diode (LED), liquid crystal display (LCD), backlight LCD, backlight board, liquid crystal screen or the like to not only enhance fun for the players but also promote fairness and justices.

2. Brief Description of the Related Art

The traditional chessboard is usually made of wood, plastics or paper. But, many shortcomings reside in the traditional chessboard and the shortcomings are summarized in the following:

1. The most serious problem of the traditional chessboard is that if it is eaten by the children carelessly, it threatens their lives tremendously.

2. The chesses are easy to get lost. Generally, there are several tens chesses for being played with a chessboard. If one of the chesses is lost, complicity of the game with the chesses is affected and, even more, the chessboard game is unable to play unless a new set of chessboard is used instead. However, it is wasteful because the used set of chessboard has to be disregarded.

3. The conventional chessboard offers one playing function only. If multiple functions are arranged to the chessboard, size and weight of the entire chessboard must increase to occupy larger space and it results in problem of storage.

4. Although the paper chessboard can be carried easily, it is liable to become damage due to being folded all the time and to result in the users being loss of interest too. Further, it is unable to obtain economic benefit effectively under this circumference.

5. The traditional chessboard is movable and it is easy to conduct behavior such as cheating or regrettable action such that fairness and justice are unable to be kept during the game.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In order to solve the preceding problems, an object of the present invention is to provide a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring in which at least a display component is provided to show at least two colors by means of an induction switch device being touched for the CPU of a microcomputer being capable of identifying the users and changing the playing way and determining the winner and the loser in addition to enhancing entertainment of the chessboard game.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring in which a display component with at least a light-transmittable component is arranged in association with an induction switch device being touched to show light, color, figure or character in company with various automatic scoring ways done by a microcomputer such as lighting, voice, music, LED, LCD and backlight board.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring in which a light-transmittable component is arranged to be slidable for being pressed to touch at least an induction switch device such that electrical signal is produced in association with determination of the CPU of a microcomputer.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring in which at least a switch device is arranged to be adhered, attached or fixed to the chessboard with an upper and lower conductive layer switches to allow a display component showing display, color or figure, a partition is disposed between the upper and lower conductive layer switches, a plastic thin plate with light-transmittable components is on the chessboard and a touch device is arranged as the induction switch to perform function of electrical connection as well.

Accordingly, the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring of the present invention has the following features:

1. The light-transmittable component is slidable and is able to be pressed to touch the induction switch device such that electrical signal can be generated for operating the chessboard.

2. The light-transmittable component is surrounded with at least a press key for being pressed to touch the touch device such that electrical signal can be generated to operate the chessboard.

3. The plastic thin plate is integrally provided with the induction switch device with the upper and lower conductive layers such that the display component can show display function by means of the upper conductive layer being pressed to induce the lower conductive layer.

4. The plastic thin plate is integrally provided with the light-transmittable component and the light-transmittable component is formed with an induction switch device being composed of an upper and lower conductive layer such that the display component can show display function by means of the upper conductive layer being pressed to induce the lower conductive layer.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The detail structure, the applied principle, the function and the effectiveness of the present invention can be more fully understood with reference to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of an appearance of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of another appearance of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a plan view of a further appearance of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a plan view illustrating the conventional chessboard;

FIG. 5 is a side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 6 is anther side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 7 is a further side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 8 is a fourth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 9 is a fifth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 10 is a sixth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 11 is a seventh side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 12 is an eighth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 13 is a ninth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 14 is a tenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 15 is an eleventh side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 16 is a twelfth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 17 is a thirteenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 18 is a fourteenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 19 is a fifteenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 20 is a sixteenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

FIG. 21 is the seventeenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided; and

FIG. 22 is the eighteenth side view of a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention illustrating display components, touch devices and induction switches device being provided;

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIG. 1, a chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention provides a user display 11, a score display 12, an ID color display 200, functional keys 13, a loudspeaker 15 and etc. next to the main body 10 of the chessboard for performing functions of automatic voice scoring and score display. Display components 60 with such as displaying light, color or figure at the center of the chessboard. A light-transmittable component 20 and a touch device 30 are arranged on each of the display components 60 respectively. The display components 60 or the light-transmittable components 20 are employed to identify the players. The touch devices 30 are connected to an induction switch device 50 (not shown) respectively. When the touch devices 30 are touched, signals are sent out via the central processing unit (CPU) to allow the display components 60 working. In this way, the players can select available options manually to play the chessboard game and the winner or loser is capable of being determined automatically with a microcomputer. Additional touch devices 30 and the induction switches device 50 can be arranged in the vicinity of the display components 60 and the light-transmittable components 20. That is, the display components 60 and the light-transmittable components 20 are surrounded with one of the touch devices 30 and one of the induction switches device 50 or the central positions of the display components 60 and the light-transmittable components 20 are arranged one of the touch devices 30 and one of the induction switches device 50 or each of the display components 60 and the light-transmittable components 20 occupies a semicircular portion and each of the touch devices 30 and the induction switches device 50 occupies another semicircular portion respectively. The respective display component 60 can be liquid crystal display (LCD), backlight LCD, light emitting diode (LED), digital tube or the like. The shapes, contours, structures, sizes and quantities of the display components 60, light-transmittable components 20 and the touch devices 30 are capable of being arranged as desire while the chessboard is designed. The display components 60 can be associated with the touch devices 30 and the induction switches 50 to allow the CPU of the microcomputer accessing automatic scoring with lighting and voice without the light-transmittable components 20.

Referring to FIG. 2, the display components 60 of the main body 10 of the chessboard according to the present invention can show figures or colors such as characters, digits, circular points, rectangular points, polygons, multiple strips, dots and etc. for identifying players. The light-transmittable components 20 can be provided on the display components 60 or provided without the light-transmittable components 20.

Referring to FIG. 3, score displays 12, identification colors 200 of the users, functional keys 13 and loudspeakers 15 are provided around the main body 10 of the electronic chessboard according to the present invention for performing the automatic scoring with voice and score display. When the touch devices 30 and the induction switches device 50 are pressed, signals are transmitted via the CPU to allow the display components 60 become working displays 600 such as light, digits, characters, figures, colors and any figures of the chesses. In this way, the players are capable of selecting available options manually to play the chessboard and winner and loser are determined automatically by means of a microcomputer. Arc shaped touch devices 30, U-shaped touch devices 30, ellipse strips shaped touch devices 30 and semi-hexagon touch devices 30 are provided to surround the display components 60. The respective display component 60 can be liquid crystal display (LCD), backlight LCD, light emitting diode (LED), digital tube or the like. The shapes, contours, structures, sizes and quantities of the display components 60, light-transmittable components 20 and the touch devices 30 are capable of being arranged as desire while the chessboard is designed. The light-transmittable components 20 can be provided on the display components 60 to join the touch device 30 for the CPU of the microcomputer accessing automatic scoring with lighting and voice.

Referring to FIG. 4, an example of the traditional chessboard 70 with three chesses is illustrated. The feature of the traditional chessboard 70 is in that the player, who completes the three chesses 72 being lined up in a line first, is the winner. It can be seen that the player, who only completes two chesses 71 being lined up, is the loser.

Referring to FIG. 5, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring the electronic chessboard according to the present invention is provided with light-transmittable components 20. A printed circuit board (PCB) 40 is disposed at the bottom of the light-transmittable components 20 and two display components 60 are attached to the PCB corresponding to the light-transmittable components 20 respectively. A touch device 30 is at the center of the chessboard between the light-transmittable components 20. When the touch device 30 is pressed, a first conductive layer 51 of the induction switch device 50 at the bottom of the chessboard is bent downward to touch a second conductive layer 52 under a partition 53 such that the microcomputer is capable of receiving inductive signals to light up the display components 60 and become working display components 600 for standing for the identifications of the users in the chessboard game.

Referring to FIG. 6, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with display components 60 and each of the display components 60 is next to a touch device 30. When the touch device 30 is pressed down, the first conductive layer 51 of the inductive switch device 50 is bent downward to touch a second conductive layer 52 under a partition 53 such that the microcomputer is capable of receiving inductive signals. In this way, the display components 60 becomes working display components 600. It is noted that shape and size of the touch device 30 can be arranged as desired while the chessboard is designed.

Referring to FIG. 7, each display component 60 is surrounded with a plurality of touch devices 30. When the touch devices 30 are pressed down, the induction switches device 50 are touched such that the microcomputer is capable of receiving inductive signals for the display components 60 becoming working display components 600.

Referring to FIG. 8, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with a light-transmittable component 20 and an induction switch device 50 is disposed between the light-transmittable component 20 and a PCB 40. The induction switch device 50 provides a structure of conventional magnetic spring switch. The magnetic spring switch has conductive plates and a first conductive layer 51 and a second conductive layer 52 are arranged on the conductive plates respectively. The light-transmittable component 20 is slidable to allow the first conductive layer 51 pressing the second conductive layer 52 in addition to admitting light penetrating through such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals for the display component 60 being lighted up to stand for identifications of the users during playing chessboard game. The display component 60 has a first emitting chip and a second emitting chip 61, 62 to allow the display component displaying with at least two different colors. Similarly, the emitting chip can be provided with the conventional type in material, structure and color displayed instead. One of the colors of the same display component 60 is employed to stand for identification of the user. The light-transmittable component 20 and the induction switch device 50 can be designed specifically as desired in shape, size or structure.

Referring to FIG. 9, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with light-transmittable components 20. An induction switch device 50 is disposed between each of the light-transmittable components 20 and the PCB 40. The induction switch 50 can be conventional conductive plastic (or rubber) switch and the conductive plastic (or rubber) switch has a first conductive layer 51 being joined to a second conductive layer 41 on the PCB. The respective light-transmittable component 20 is slidable to allow the first conductive layer 51 pressing the second conductive layer 41 of the PCB 40 in addition to being capable of being penetrated by the light such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals and lighting up the display component 60 for standing for identifications of the users while playing the chessboard game. It is noted that there are three display components 60 under the respective light-transmittable component 20. Once any one of the display components is lit up, it becomes working display component 600. The display components 60 can be any conventional display components with light emitting structure.

Referring to FIG. 10, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with light-transmittable components 20. An induction switch device 50 is disposed between each of the light-transmittable components 20 and the PCB 40. The induction switch device 50 can be conventional micro switch and the inductive switch device 50 has a stir rod 54 to press an induction switch 55 on the induction switch device. The respective light-transmittable component 20 is slidable to allow the stir lever 54 pressing the induction switch 55 in addition to being penetrated by the light such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals and lighting up the display component 60 for standing for identification of the user while the chessboard game being played.

Referring to FIG. 11, the induction switch devices 50 are attached to the main body 10 of the electronic chessboard and a light-transmittable component 20 is provided on top of the respective induction switch device 50. At least a display component 60 is disposed under the light-transmittable component 20. When the slidable light-transmittable component 20 is pressed downward, a button key gap 23 becomes smaller such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals and lighting up the display component 60 for standing for identification of the user while the chessboard being played.

Referring to FIG. 12, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with light-transmittable components 20. Each of the light-transmittable components 20 is stationary and the respective light-transmittable component 20 is surrounded with slidable touch devices 30 for pressing induction switch devices 50 against the conductive layer 41 on the PCB 40.

Referring to FIGS. 13 and 14, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. The plastic thin plate 100 is arranged with conductive layer, which is associated with circuit. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100 and each of the light-transmittable components 20 is provided with a conduction switch device 50, which has an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52. When the upper conductive layer 51 is pressed down to touch the lower conductive layer 52, a closed circuit signal can be transmitted to the CPU of the micro computer such that a display component 60 under the respective light-transmittable component 20 becomes a working display component 600.

Referring to FIG. 15, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. The plastic thin plate 100 is arranged with conductive layer, which is associated with circuit. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100 and each of the light-transmittable components 20 is provided with a conduction switch device 50, which has an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52. When the upper conductive layer 51 is pressed down to touch the lower conductive layer 52, a closed circuit signal is transmitted to the CPU of the micro computer such that a display component 60 under the respective light-transmittable component 20 is capable of showing at least a single light, at least a color or at least a figure as desired for the CPU being able to distinguish identification of the user, changes of playing rules and winner and loser. The display component 60 can be conventional display such as LCD, back light LCD, LED, liquid crystal screen or digital tube.

Referring to FIG. 16, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic thin plate 100. A display component 60 is disposed under the respective light-transmittable component 20. The respective light-transmittable component 20 can be formed as an induction device with an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52. A partition 53 is sandwiched between the upper conductive layer 51 and the lower conductive layer 52. When the upper conductive layer 51 is pressed to touch the lower conductive layer 52, the electrically ON signals are transmitted to the CPU of the micro computer to allow the display component 60 becoming working display component 600. The partition 53 is capable of allowing the upper conductive layer 51 moving back to the original position after being pressed and touching the lower conductive layer 52 more effectively.

Referring to FIG. 17, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with display components 60 and a light-transmittable component 20 is disposed on top of the respective display component 60. Induction switch devices 50 are arranged between the light-transmittable component 20 and a PCB 40. The induction switch device 50 is conventional conductive plastic (or rubber) switch. The light-transmittable component 20 is capable of sliding to press the induction switch device 50 in addition to being capable of being penetrated by the light such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals to allow the display component 60 showing at least a single light, at least a color or at least a figure as desired for standing for identifications of the users. The display component 60 can be conventional display such as LCD, back light LCD, LED, liquid crystal screen or digital tube.

Referring to FIG. 18, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100. A display component 60 is disposed under the respective light-transmittable component 20 and surrounded with touch switch devices 30 at the bottom of the plastic thin plate 100. When the touch devices 30 are pressed downward, an induction switch device 50, which has an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52, the upper conductive layer 51 bends downward at the pressed positions to press the lower conductive layer 52 via a partition 53 between the upper and lower conductive layer 51 such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals to allow the display component 60 showing a desired display for standing for identifications of the users. The display component 60 can be conventional display such as LCD, back light LCD, LED, liquid crystal screen or digital tube.

Referring to FIG. 19, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100. A display component 60 is disposed under the respective light-transmittable component 20 and surrounded with touch switch devices 30 at the bottom of the plastic thin plate 100. An induction switch device 50 is provided at the lower end of the respective touch switch devices 30. When the induction switch device 50 is pressed downward to touch conductive layers 41 on a PCB 40, electrical signals are transmitted to the micro computer to allow the display component 60 becoming working display component 600. The display component 60 can be conventional display such as LCD, back light LCD, LED, liquid crystal screen or digital tube.

Referring to FIG. 20, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100. A display component 60 is disposed under the respective light-transmittable component 20 and surrounded with touch switch devices 30 at the bottom of the plastic thin plate 100. When the touch devices 30 are pressed downward, an induction switch device 50, which is a conductive layer switch has an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52, the upper conductive layer 51 bends downward at the pressed positions to press the lower conductive layer 52 via a partition 53 between the upper and lower conductive layer 51 such that inductive signals are generated and the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals to allow the display component 60 becoming working display component 600 for standing for identifications of the users.

Referring to FIG. 21, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is attached with a plastic thin plate 100 by means of conventional ways such as gluing, fixing, thermo-adhering or cold adhering. Light-transmittable components 20 are integrally formed with the plastic plate 100. A display component 60 is disposed under the respective light-transmittable component 20 and surrounded with touch switch devices 30 at the bottom of the plastic thin plate 100. When the touch devices 30 are pressed downward, an induction switch device 50, which has an upper and lower conductive layers 51, 52, the upper conductive layer 51 bends downward at the pressed positions to press the lower conductive layer 52 via a partition 53 between the upper and lower conductive layer 51 such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals to allow the display component 60 showing a desired display for standing for identifications of the players. The display component 60 is provided with a first light emitting chip 61 and a second light emitting chip 62 to allow at least two colors of lights being emitted from the display component 60. Similarly, light emitting chips with conventional material, quantity, structure and colors can be used instead. Of course, the same display component 60 at least has one color light emitted to stand for identification of the player. The induction switch 55 can be used instead of the induction switch device 50 to generate needed display. The light-transmittable component 20 and the induction switch device 50 can be changed in shape, size, quantity or structure as desired.

Referring to FIG. 22, the main body 10 of the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention is provided with an induction switch device 50, which is a touch panel 500 and used as a switch for being touched and generating inductive signals, such that the micro computer is capable of receiving the inductive signals to allow the display component 60 showing a desired display for standing for identification of the player. The principle of technique for the touch panel is in that when a finger or any other medium contacts the screen, resistance, capacitance, voltage, current, sound wave, infrared or temperature can be detected based on different induction type such that coordinates of the touch point can be measured out accordingly. Technique of the touch panel mostly is classified as resistance type (film on glass), capacitance type, supersonic type and optical (infrared) type. The resistance type touch panel is further classified as digital type and analog type. The analog type touch panel further can be divided into 4-line type, 5-line type, 6-line type and 8-line type. The touch panel 500 can be changed as desired in shape, size or structure.

It is noted that the light-transmittable component 20 on top of the display component 60 can be designed with different figures, pictures and shapes at the surface thereof to comply with at least one light, at least one figure or at least one color provided by the display component 60 while becoming the working display component 600. The display component 60 can be made of conventional display instead such as LED, LCD, backlight LCD, liquid crystal screen, plasma screen, light tube, quartz tube, light bulb or the like. The electronic chessboard of the invention can provide different display components 60, arrangements and induction switch devices 50 and a variety of playing ways available for the user. The shape, size and structure of the touch device 30 of the invention can be designed according to specific needs. Various conventional induction switch devices 50 can be employed in the electronic chessboard of the invention. The conductive layer switch can be provided with a partition 53 between the upper conductive layer 51 and the lower conductive layer 52 or no partition is provided. The principle of induction applied by the induction switch device 50 and the shape, size or structure of the induction switch device 50 can be designed to comply with specific needs of the user. The shape, size or structure of the light-transmittable component 20 of the invention can be designed to accommodate to specific needs of the user. A light-transmittable component 20 can be disposed either on top of the display component 60 or not on top of the display component 60.

As the foregoing, it is appreciated that the chessboard device with auto-electronic scoring according to the present invention has the following advantages with regard to novelty and inventiveness:

1. At least a light-transmittable component is provided on the chessboard with at least a display component being disposed at the back of the light-transmittable component and the display component is lighted up once a touch induction switch device is pressed such that the light from the display component penetrates the light-transmittable component and identification of the user can be distinguished at least a color of the light or the display component. In this way, the CPU of a computer is capable of generating different effects of the chessboard game during playing.

2. The light-transmittable component can be slidably pressed such that electrical connection signal can be obtained once the light-transmittable component is pressed.

3. The light-transmittable component is surrounded with at least a touch device. When the touch device is pressed to touch the induction switch device, the electrical connection signal is induced for the CPU capable of distinguishing the signal, generating voice, automatic scoring and showing winner and loser of the players.

4. The display component can be associated with the touch device even if no light-transmittable component is provided such that the display is capable of emitting light with at least one color or at least one working display component and the user can be identified. In this way, the CPU is capable of determining and outputting different game effects of the chess playing.

5. The structure and principle of the conventional induction switch device can be applied in the auto-electronic scoring chessboard of the present invention.

6. The structures of light-transmittable component and the touch device can be designed and changed to meet specific needs.

7. The surface of the light-transmittable component can be printed with various figures to meet needs of the game and to accommodate design changes.

While the invention has been described with referencing to preferred embodiments thereof, it is to be understood that modifications or variations may be easily made without departing from the spirit of this invention, which is defined by the appended claims.