Title:
Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to building base plates assembled to make two or three dimensional pyramids. Eight building base plates (11H) can be arranged as a rectangular plane (50) with seven cubic units in longitudinal direction, five cubic units in transversal direction; or assembled to build a five-layer (61˜65) pyramid (60) on a triangular frame each side arrayed five cubic units, a first layer arrayed fifteen cubic units. Furthermore, four building base plates (11L) with different shapes added to the eight building base plates (11H), totally fifty six cubic units of those twelve building base plates make a rectangular shape (70) with eight cubic units in longitudinal direction, seven cubic units in transversal direction, or assembled to build a six-layer (81˜86) pyramid (80) on a triangular frame, each side arrayed six cubic units, a first layer of the pyramid arrayed twenty one cubic units.



Inventors:
Cheng, Ming-hsien (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
11/889877
Publication Date:
11/06/2008
Filing Date:
08/17/2007
Assignee:
LonPos Braintelligent Co., Ltd.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63H33/08
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Primary Examiner:
YOUNG, SCOTT E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tony Chang (Taipei City, TW)
Claims:
What is claim claimed:

1. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional pyramids characterized in that: a block sets (10) comprising eight building base plates (11H) each contains three to five cubic units connected together to form two dimensional plates compatible with a coordinated system with X axis and Y axis to define orientations, shapes of the building base plates (11H) as following: a building base plate (1A) has four cubic units (a1˜a4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (a1˜a3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (a4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (a3); a building base plate (1B) has five cubic units (b1˜b5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (b1˜b3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units are also connected in a row vertically, but the fourth and the fifth cubic units (b4,b5) are connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first and second cubic units (b1,b2); a building base plate (1C) has five cubic units (c1˜c5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (c1˜c4) are connected in a row vertically, the fifth cubic unit (c5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (c3); a building base plate (1D) has three cubic units (d1˜d3) shaped as the first and second cubic units (d1,d2) are connected in a row vertically, the third cubic unit (d3) is connected to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (d1); a building base plate (1E) has five cubic units (e1˜e5) shaped as the first and second cubic units (e1,e2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (e3,e4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (e3) is connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (e2), while the fifth cubic unit (e5) is connected horizontally to the left side of the fourth cubic unit (e4); a building base plate (1F) has four cubic units (f1˜f4) shaped as the first and second cubic units (f1,f2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (f3,f4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (f3) is connected horizontally to the lateral side of the second cubic unit (f2); a building base plate (1G) has four cubic units (g1˜g4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (g1˜g3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (g4) are connected horizontally to the lateral side of the second cubic unit (g2); and a building base plate (1H) has five cubic units (h1˜h5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (h1˜h3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (h4) are connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (h2), while the fifth cubic unit (h5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the second cubic unit (h2).

2. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations according to claim 1 wherein a bottom seat (30A) received seven cubic units in a longitudinal direction, five cubic units in a transversal direction, totally thirty five cubic units of eight building base plates (11H) assembled to fill the bottom seat (30A) to make a rectangular plane (50).

3. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations according to claim 2 wherein an upper surface of bottom seat (30A) has thirty five grooves (32), opposite to the grooves, each cubic unit of eight building base plates (11H) has a block (11) projected outward can be embedded in the groove (32).

4. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations according to claim 1 wherein a triangular frame (40A) with five grooves on each side, totally fifteen grooves (42) on an upper surface of the triangular frame (40A), eight building base plates (11H) assembled on the triangular frame (40A) to build a five-layer (61˜65) pyramid (60).

5. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations characterized in that: four building base plates (10′) added to the eight building base plates (10) of claim 1 increased to twelve building base plates (20), the eight building base plates each contains three to five cubic units, the added four building base plates (10′) each contains five or six cubic units, the twelve building base plates assembled compatible with a coordinate system with X axis and Y axis to define orientations, shapes of twelve building base plates (11L) as following: a building base plate (1A) has four cubic units (a1˜a4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (a1˜a3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (a4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (a3); a building base plate (1B) has five cubic units (b1˜b5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (b1˜b3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units are also connected vertically, but the fourth and the fifth cubic units (b4,b5) are connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first and second cubic units (b1,b2); a building base plate (1C) has five cubic units (c1˜c5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (c1˜c4) are connected in a row vertically, the fifth cubic unit (c5) is connected horizontally to the lateral side of the third cubic unit (c3); a building base plate (1D) has three cubic units (d1˜d3) shaped as the first and second cubic units (d1,d2) are connected in a row vertically, the third cubic unit (d3) is connected to the lateral side of the first cubic unit (d1); a building base plate (1E) has five cubic units (e1˜e5) shaped as the first and second cubic units (e1,e2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (e3,e4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (e3) is connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (e2), while the fifth cubic unit (e5) is connected horizontally to the left side of the fourth cubic unit (e4); a building base plate (1F) has four cubic units (f1˜f4) shaped as the first and second cubic units (f1,f2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (f3,f4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (f3) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the second cubic unit (f2); a building base plate (1G) has four cubic units (g1˜g4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (g1˜g3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (g4) is connected horizontally to the lateral side of the second cubic unit (g2); and a building base plate (1H) has five cubic units (h1˜h5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (h1˜h3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (h4) are connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (h2), while the fifth cubic unit (h5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the second cubic unit (h2); a building base plate (1I) has five cubic units (i1˜i5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (i1˜i4) are connected in a row vertically while the fifth cubic unit (i5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (i1); a building base plate (1J) has five cubic units (j1˜j5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (j1˜j3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (j4˜j5) are connected in a row vertically, while the fourth cubic unit (j4) is connected horizontally to the lateral side of the third cubic unit (j3); a building base plate (1K) has five cubic units (k1˜k5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (k1˜k3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (k4) is connected horizontally to the left side of second cubic unit (k2) while the fifth cubic unit (k5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the first cubic unit (k1); and a building base plate (1L) has six cubic units (l1˜l6) shaped as the first to the third cubic units are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (l4,l5) are connected in a row vertically as well as connected horizontally to the left side of the second and third cubic units (l2,l3) respectively, the six cubic unit (l6) is connected horizontally to the left side of the fifth cubic unit (l5).

6. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two and three dimensional configurations according to claim 5 wherein an upper surface of bottom seat (30B) accommodates eight cubic units in longitudinal direction, seven cubic units in transversal direction, thereby fifty six cubic units of the twelve building base plates (11L) fulfill an upper surface of the bottom seat (30B) in a rectangular shape.

7. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two and three dimensional configurations according to claim 6 wherein an upper surface of bottom seat (30B) has fifty six grooves (32), each of the fifty six cubic units of the twelve building base plates has a block projected outward from a surface, which is opposite to the groove (32), the cubic units can be embedded in the grooves (32).

8. Building base plates assembled to build block sets in two and three dimensional configurations according to claim 5 wherein a triangular frame (40B) with six grooves on each side therefore totally twenty one grooves (42) on an upper surface of the triangular frame (40B), twelve building base plates (11L) assembled on the triangular frame (40B) to build a six-layer (81˜86) pyramid (80).

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is related to intelligent and brainstorms games for children and adults to build block sets where layers of cubic units can be assembled together and converged into an apex.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

In the field of intellectual game, the present invention is to provide with newly designed block sets. Each of building base plate contained three to five or five to six cubic units assembled together to make a pyramid on triangular frame. Before converged into a tip, layers of cubic units assembled to make saw-liked base, for more cubic units converged into jagged. Eventually, straight slopes shaped along each side of the pyramid, which led up a precipitous path directly and continuously to the apex. Space imagination is developed by cubic units arrangement at an inclined angle further assembled together and led up to a precipitous path to the apex of the pyramid.

The invention is developed based on several prior arts pertain to the same subject as following:

1. TW 188925 “Disassemble pyramid and two dimensional configurations” to Ming-Hsien Cheng on Aug. 11, 1992, Cheng taught that four building base plates each contains five cubic units assembled together on bottom seats to build various shapes of blocks set.

2. TW 142565 entitled “Disassemble pyramid and two dimensional configurations” to Ming-Hsien Cheng on Sep. 21, 1990, it disclosed seven building base plates each contains five cubic units assembled together on bottom seats to build various shapes of block sets.

3. TW 454552 entitled “Assembled blocks set with various different configurations” to Ming-Hsien Cheng on Sep. 11, 2001, Cheng stated nine building base plates, each contains three to four cubic units assembled together on bottom seats to build various shapes of block sets.

4. TW 285070 entitled “Spherical blocks set build from two dimensional configurations into three dimensional configurations” to Ming-Hsien Cheng on Sep. 1, 1996, Cheng stated thirteen building base plates, each contains one to five cubic units assembled together on bottom seats or rectangular frames to build various shapes of block sets.

5. U.S. Pat. No. 6,220,919 entitled “Assembled building block for making various geometrical shapes with corners has angles 60 degrees, 90 degrees and 120 degrees” to Ming-Shien Cheng on Apr. 24, 2001. Cheng taught nineteen building base plates, each contains one to six cubic units assembled together on bottom seats or rectangular frames to build various shapes of block sets. The block sets can be arranged from a two dimensional configurations to a stacked and mixed configurations for making various geometrical shapes has corners with angles of 60 degrees, 90 degrees and 120 degrees. In use, nineteen, twelve or nine different building base plates conduct two dimensional or three-dimensional arrangements and combinations. Furthermore, tray bodies (i.e. bottom seats) or box bodies (i.e. frames) are used cooperatively for making creative arrangements to break through the traditional concept of two dimensional configuration games.

6. U.S. Pat. No. 7,040,621 entitled “Intellectual building base plate assembling game device” to Ming-Shien Cheng on May 9, 2006. Seventeen building base plates, each contains 3˜6 cubic units assembled together on bottom seats and triangular frames to build various shapes of blocks set. The triangular game tray (70) is an equilateral triangle as being looked down from above. Twenty-eight adjacent tapered slots (71) are disposed thereon with seven tapered slots (71) on the outmost side on each lateral side. The tapered slots (71) allow the units (101) to be obliquely placed in for positioning to further make the building base plates (1 to 17) stack obliquely to assemble a seven-layer pyramid.

Accordingly, in the prior arts, players picked up on building base plates enumerated from four, seven, nine, thirteen, seventeen, to nineteen can be assembled on bottom seats or triangular, rectangular frames to build various shapes of block sets in two dimensional configurations or three dimensional pyramids. However, eight building base plates are more moderate than prior arts, neither more nor less an idealistic selection for players to build various shapes of block sets. Moreover, each building base plate contains cubic units of better (or similar) numbers occupied similar areas assembled together are more compatible for further assembly so as to provide a more mutually agreeable connections between eight building base plates. As a result, spatially distribution of cubic units to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations can be implemented with more feasible means. Even cubic units led up a precipitous path to make a pyramid can be shaped.

Furthermore, to design a game base differs than usual that it is able to provide those eight building base plates assembled together, to build three dimensional pyramids on triangular or rectangular base levels proposed by the invention.

In addition, more building base plates added to the eight building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations are proposed by the invention. Also frames in triangular or rectangular shapes different from prior arts proposed by the invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, a primary object of the present invention is to provide eight building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations.

Another object of the present invention is to provide bottom seats adapted for two configurations.

Another object of the present invention is to provide frames adapted for three dimensional pyramids of the eight building block plates.

Another object of the present invention is to provide eight building base plates added with the other four building base plates, totally twelve building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations.

Another object of the present invention is to provide bottom seats adapted for twelve building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two dimensional configurations.

Another object of the present invention is to provide triangular frames adapted for twelve building base plates assembled together to build block sets in three dimensional configurations.

Based on objects as mentioned above, either eight building base plates or twelve building base plates, are assembled together to build various shapes of block sets, similar numbers of cubic units of each building base plates included in a range such as three to five, or five to six. If there has an included angle between cubic units, the angle is limited to only the right angle between each two neighboring cubic units opposite to each other at a fixed angle of 90 degrees. Therefore, eight or twelve building base plates with different shapes are easily coupled with one another of similar numbers of cubic units, and included angles are defined as a standard right angle 90 degrees, when assembling, more interesting methods or steps can be inferred from those arrangements.

Accordingly, the present invention is to provide two embodiments, a first embodiment is a set of eight building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations characterized in those: a block sets (10) comprising eight building base plates, (11H) each contains three to five cubic units connected together, is compatible with a coordinate system (x-axis or abscissa, y-axis or ordinate) to define orientations, shapes of the plates, shape of each plate can be described as following:

A building base plate (1A) contained four cubic units (a1˜a4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (a1˜a3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (a4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (a3);

A building base plate (1B) contained five cubic units (b1˜b5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (b1˜b3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units are also connected in a row vertically, but the fourth and the fifth cubic units (b4, b5) are connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first and second cubic units (b1, b2);

A building base plate (1C) contained five cubic units (c1˜c5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (c1˜c4) are connected in a row vertically, the fifth cubic unit (c5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (c3);

A building base plate (1D) contained three cubic units (d1˜d3) shaped as the first and second cubic units (d1,d2) are connected in a row vertically, the third cubic unit (d3) is connected to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (d1);

A building base plate (1E) contained five cubic units (e1˜e5) shaped as the first and second cubic units (e1,e2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (e3,e4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (e3) is connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (e2), while the fifth cubic unit (e5) is connected horizontally to the left side of the fourth cubic unit (e4); (heretofore basically lateral sides are described, but according to the appended drawings, such as building base plate (1E), left or right side is designated instead of lateral sides as (e5) and (e3) relates to each other, the left or right sides can also be described as a first, second sides; since a building base plate may be assembled on a frame in two or three dimensional configurations in a reverse direction)

A building base plate (1F) has four cubic units (f1˜f4) shaped as the first and second cubic units (f1,f2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (f3,f4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (f3) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the second cubic unit (f2);

A building base plate (1G) has four cubic units (g1˜g4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (g1˜g3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic units (g4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the second cubic unit (g2); and

A building base plate (1H) has five cubic units (h1˜h5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (h4) are connected in a row horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (h2), while the fifth cubic unit (h5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the second cubic unit (h2).

A set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations further comprising a bottom seat (30A) accommodates thirty five cubic units of the eight building base plates (11H) thereon as a rectangular plane (50), where seven cubic units arrayed in a longitudinal direction thereof, five cubic units arrayed in a transversal direction thereof.

A set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations wherein an upper surface of bottom seat (30A) has thirty five grooves (32) arranged in a rectangular shape; eight building base plates (11H) each contains three to five cubic units opposite to the grooves, each of cubic units has a block (11) projected outward relative to the grooves, can be embedded in the groove (32).

A set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations further comprising a triangular frame (40A) each side has five grooves, totally fifteen grooves (42) on an upper surface of the triangular frame (40A), eight building base plates (11H) assembled together based on the triangular frame (40A) to build a five-layer (61˜65) pyramid (60).

A second embodiment, a set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations characterized in that: four building base plates (10′) added to the eight building base plates (10) increased to twelve building base plates (20), wherein the four building base plates (10′), each contains five or six cubic units connected together compatible with a coordinate system with X axis and Y axis to define orientations and shapes of them, shapes of building base plates (11L) can be defined as following:

A building base plate (1I) has five cubic units (i1˜i5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (i1˜i4) are connected in a row vertically, while the fifth cubic unit (i5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (i1);

A building base plate (1J) has five cubic units (j1˜j5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (j1˜j3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (j4˜j5) are also connected in a row vertically, while the fourth cubic unit (j4) is connected horizontally to lateral side of the third cubic unit (j3);

A building base plate (1K) has five cubic units (k1˜k5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (k1˜k3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (k4) is connected horizontally to left side of second cubic unit (k2), while the fifth cubic unit (k5) is connected horizontally to right side of the first cubic unit (k1); and

A building base plate (1L) has six cubic units (l1˜l6) shaped as the first to the third cubic units are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (l4,l5) are connected in a row vertically, at the same time, they are connected horizontally to left side of the second and third cubic units (l2,l3) respectively, and the six cubic unit (l6) is connected horizontally to left side of the fifth cubic unit (l5).

A set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations wherein an upper surface of a bottom seat (30B) has fifty six grooves (32) arrayed in a rectangular shape, the twelve building base plates (11L), each contains three to six cubic units opposite to the grooves (32), each of cubic units has a block (11) projected outward relate to the grooves, can be embedded in the groove (32).

A set of building base plates assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations further comprising a triangular frame (40B) has six grooves on each side, totally twenty-one grooves (42) on an upper surface of the triangular frame (40B), twelve building base plates (11L) assembled on the triangular frame (40B) to build a six-layer (81˜86) pyramid (80).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1: shows a perspective view of eight building base plates of the first embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2: shows a perspective view of the eight building base plates of FIG. 1 adapted to a bottom seat;

FIG. 3: shows a schematic view of the eight building base plates assembled on the bottom seat of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4: shows a top view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5: shows an exploded view of the eight building base plates assembled on the triangular frame of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6: shows an assembled view of the eight building base plates, after assembly, on the triangular frame of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7: shows a schematic view of the triangular frame and a pyramid divided into layers of FIG. 6;

FIG. 8: shows a perspective view of the twelve building base plates of the second embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 9: shows an exploded view of the twelve building base plates assembled on the bottom seat of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10: shows a schematic view of the twelve building base plates assembled on the bottom seat of FIG. 9;

FIG. 11: shows a top view of FIG. 10;

FIG. 12: shows an exploded view of the twelve building base plates adapted for the triangular frame of FIG. 8;

FIG. 13: shows an assembled view of the twelve building base plates, after assembly, adapted for the triangular frame of FIG. 12; and

FIG. 14: shows a schematic view of the triangular frame and a pyramid divided into layers.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The description is described according to the appended drawings hereinafter.

First Embodiment

As shown in FIG. 1, block sets 10 includes eight building base plates 1A, 1B, 1C,1D,1E,1F,1G, 1H, each of the building base plates contains at least three cubic units, or four cubic units, or up to five cubic units. Each building base plate contains three to five cubic units, connected together compatible with a coordinate system with X axis and Y axis to determine orientations and shapes of the building base plates, of which different shapes can be described in detail as following:

A building base plate (1A) has four cubic units (a1˜a4), shaped as the first to the third cubic units (a1˜a3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (a4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (a3) where an included angle θ between the second cubic unit (a2) and the fourth cubic unit (a4) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1B) has five cubic units (b1˜b5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (b1˜b3) are connected in a row vertically; the fourth and the fifth cubic units are also connected in a row vertically, but the fourth and the fifth cubic units (b4,b5) are connected horizontally to lateral side of the first and second cubic units (b1,b2), where an included angle θ between the third cubic unit (b3) and the fifth cubic unit (b5) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1C) has five cubic units (c1˜c5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (c1˜c4) are connected in a row vertically, the fifth cubic unit (c5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (c3) where an included angle θ between the fourth cubic unit (c4) and the fifth cubic unit (c5) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1D) has three cubic units (d1˜d3) shaped as the first and second cubic units (d1,d2) are connected in a row vertically, the third cubic unit (d3) is connected to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (d1), where an included angle θ between the second cubic unit (d2) and the third cubic unit (d3) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1E) has five cubic units (e1˜e5) shaped as the first and second cubic units (e1,e2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (e3,e4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (e3) is connected horizontally to left side of the second cubic unit (e2), while the fifth cubic unit (e5) is connected horizontally to left side of the fourth cubic unit (e4) where an included angle θ between the fifth cubic unit (e5) and the third cubic unit (e3) is at right angle (90 degrees), and an included angle between the third cubic unit (e3) and the first cubic unit (e1) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1F) has four cubic units (f1˜f4) shaped as the first and second cubic units (f1,f2) are connected in a row vertically, the third and fourth cubic units (f3,f4) are connected in a row vertically, and the third cubic unit (f3) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the second cubic unit (f2); where an included angle θ between the first cubic unit (f1) and the third cubic unit (f3) is at the right angle (90 degrees), and an included angle between the second cubic unit (f2) and the fourth cubic unit (f4) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1G) has four cubic units (g1˜g4) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (g1˜g3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (g4) is connected horizontally to the lateral side of the second cubic unit (g2) where an included angle θ between the third cubic unit (g3) and the fourth cubic unit (g4) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1H) has five cubic units (h1˜h5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (h1˜h3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (h4) is connected horizontally to the left side of the second cubic unit (h2), while the fifth cubic unit (h5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the second cubic unit (h2), where an included angle θ between the first cubic unit (h1) and the fourth cubic unit (h4) is at the right angle (90 degrees), and an included angle θ between the third cubic unit (h3) and the fifth cubic unit (h5) is at the right angle (90 degrees).

Those eight building base plates (11H) each contains three to five cubic units; both building base plates and cubic units can be listed and summed up as following:

Sum of
building baseContainedSum of the cubic
Building base platesplatescubic unitsunits
1D133
1A, 1F, 1G3412
1B, 1C, 1E, 1H4520
In total83-535

As shown in FIGS. 2˜4, those eight building base plates (11H) can be adapted for a bottom seat (30A), of which an upper surface has seven grooves in a longitudinal direction, five grooves in a transversal direction to accommodate the eight building base plates (11H) contain totally thirty five cubic units fulfill all the grooves on the upper surface of the bottom seat (30A) to make a rectangular plane (50).

The upper surface of the bottom seat (30A) has thirty five grooves (32). Opposite to the grooves (32), each of the thirty five cubic units has a block (11) projected outward from a surface can be embedded in the grooves (32) respectively. After that, those eight building base plates (11H) are assembled to form the rectangular plane (50) without movements or falling off. Although the grooves and blocks can facilitate building base plates assembled on the bottom seat, but they are not necessary for the invention. However, no matter whether the grooves and blocks are shaped on the bottom seat and cubic units, both of them should be confined in the scope of the invention.

As shown in FIGS. 5˜7, those eight building base plates (11H) can be adapted for a triangular frame (40A), of which each side is arranged with five grooves in a row, totally fifteen grooves fulfill an upper surface of the triangular frame (40A). Each groove on the upper surface of the triangular frame (40A) is surrounded by three adjacent pyramids with equal altitude and perimeter. A groove among three adjacent pyramids likely an upside down pyramid in betweens is hollowed out as a pit with three equilateral sides converged downward to make a tapered groove at a bottom. Thereby, one cubic unit trapped inside the groove with three equilateral sides projected upward and converged into an apex at a top. Thus one half of the cubic unit embedded in the groove, the other half of the cubic unit exposed out of the groove likely a small pyramid. Whenever a number of cubic units fulfill part of the fifteen grooves of the bottom seat as a first layer (65), which is also to be jagged, multi layered tiers filled with small pyramids by other cubic units trapped and piled up among grooves to form a second layer (64) or further higher layers (63, 62) led up a precipitous path of the cubic units until only one groove as a topmost fifth layer (61) is filled with one cubic unit. Therefore, the eight building base plates (11H) can be assembled on the triangular frame (40A) to build five layers (61˜65) pyramid (60).

A pyramid (60) includes the first layer (65) has fifteen cubic units, the second layer (64) has ten cubic units, the third layer (63) has six cubic units, the fourth layer (62) has three cubic units, and the fifth layer (61) has one cubic unit.

Second Embodiment

As shown in FIG. 8, block sets (10) includes the eight building base plates can be added with the other four building base plates (10′) to make a block sets (20) with twelve building base plates. Eight building base plates are already described in the first embodiment of the invention according to appended drawing FIG. 1. No more detailed description about eight building base plates will be described in the second embodiment. But these four building base plates (10′) are designated as building base plates (11L) of different shapes, each contains five or six cubic units, which are connected together compatible with two dimensional coordinate system with X axis and Y axis to determine orientations and shapes of the building base plates, whose shapes can be described in detail as following:

A building base plate (1I) has five cubic units (i1˜i5) shaped as the first to the fourth cubic units (i1˜i4) are connected in a row vertically, while the fifth cubic unit (i5) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the first cubic unit (i1), where an included angle θ between the first cubic unit (i2) and the cubic unit (i5) is the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1J) has five cubic units (j1˜j5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (j1˜j3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (j4˜j5) are also connected in a row vertically, while the fourth cubic unit (j4) is connected horizontally to a lateral side of the third cubic unit (j3); an included angle θ between the third cubic unit (j3) and the fifth cubic unit (j5) is the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1K) has five cubic units (k1˜k5) shaped as the first to the third cubic units (k1˜k3) are connected in a row vertically, the fourth cubic unit (k4) is connected horizontally to the left side of second cubic unit (k2), while the fifth cubic unit (k5) is connected horizontally to the right side of the first cubic unit (k1), where an included angle θ between the fifth cubic unit (k5) and the second cubic unit (k2) is the right angle (90 degrees), and an included angle θ between the fourth cubic unit (k4) and the third cubic unit (k3) is the right angle (90 degrees).

A building base plate (1L) has six cubic units (l1˜l6) shaped as the first to the third cubic units are connected in a row vertically, the fourth and the fifth cubic units (l4,l5) are connected in a row vertically as well as connected horizontally to the left side of the second and third cubic units (l2,l3) respectively, the six cubic unit (l6) is connected horizontally to the left side of the fifth cubic unit (l5), where an included angle θ between the sixth cubic unit (16) and the fourth cubic unit (14) is the right angle (90 degrees), and an included angle θ between the fourth cubic unit (14) and the first cubic unit (11) is the right angle (90 degrees).

Those twelve building base plates (11L) can be classified into categories according to each of them contained cubic units amount and sum up as following:

Sum of
building baseContainedSum of the cubic
Building base platesplatescubic unitsunits
1D133
1A, 1F, 1G3412
1B, 1C, 1E, 1H, 1I, 1J,7535
1K
1L166
In total123-656

As shown in FIGS. 9˜10, the block set (20) is composed of the twelve building base plates (11L), which can be adapted for a bottom seat (30B) with eight grooves in a longitudinal direction and seven grooves in a transversal direction, totally fifty six grooves fulfilled on an upper surface of the bottom seat (30B). Thus, the bottom seat (30B) can accommodate the twelve building base plates (11L) filled with those fifty six grooves to make a rectangular plane (70).

An upper surface of bottom seat (30B) has fifty six grooves (32) arrayed in a rectangular shape. Opposite to the grooves (32), each of the fifty six cubic units has a block (11) projected outward from a surface corresponding to the groove can be embedded in the grooves (32) respectively. After that, those twelve building base plates (11L) are assembled together on the bottom seat (30B) to make the rectangular plane (70) without movements or falling off. Although the grooves and blocks can facilitate building base plates assembled on bottom seat, but they are not necessary for the invention. However, no matter whether the grooves and blocks are shaped on the bottom seat and cubic units, both of them should be confined in the scope of the invention.

As shown in FIGS. 12˜14, the twelve building base plates (11L) can be adapted for a triangular frame (40B), of which each side arrayed six cubic units, totally twenty one cubic units fulfill an upper surface of the triangular frame (40B). Those grooves are the same as described in the first embodiment. The twelve building base plates (11L) can be assembled on the triangular frame (40B) to build a six-layer (81˜86) pyramid (80).

The pyramid (80) includes a first layer (81) has twenty one cubic units, a second layer (82) has fifteen cubic units, a third layer has ten cubic units, a fourth layer has six cubic units, a fifth layer has three cubic units, and a six-layer has one cubic unit.

The present invention is thus described, and it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the present invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.

Advantages of Embodiments of the Invention

Eight building base plates (11H) each contains three to five cubic units can be assembled together to build block sets in two or three dimensional configurations.

Those eight building base plates (11H) shaped in different shapes can be assembled on a two dimensional surface with seven cubic units arrayed along a longitudinal side, five cubic units arrayed along a transversal side, totally thirty five cubic units to fulfill a rectangular plane (likely a “bottom seat”). Or the eight building base plates assembled on a sand dune/soft soil in part first to make a triangular bottom level, with five cubic units arrayed along each side, totally fifteen cubic units to fulfill a bottom level (likely a “triangular frame”), on which the eight building base plates are assembled together to build a five-layer pyramid (60). As a result, those eight building base plates (11H) can be assembled together to build block sets in either two or three dimensional configurations. Because those eight building base plates (11H) each contains from only three up to five cubic units, which are connected together vertically or horizontally compatible with coordinate system with X axis and Y axis to determine orientations and shapes of each building base plates (11H). Once two cubic units connected to one cubic unit at different orientations (for example, one is horizontally connected, the other is vertically connected) opposite to each other at an angle as an included angle, which is assigned as the right angle at 90 degrees, those arrangements may provide a simplified path for players to find feasible methods to encourage their creative thinking, enrich their experience with endured patience, and make acute observations for similar numbers of cubic units (three to five) turned into different shapes of building base plates; those can be applied to generate feasible design alternatives.

Furthermore, as the other four building base plates (11L) added to the eight building base plates (11H), there are totally twelve building base plates (11L) in different shapes can be assembled together. Those twelve building base plates (11L) assembled together on a two dimensional surface as a rectangular plane (70), where eight cubic units are arrayed along a longitudinal direction, and seven cubic units arrayed along a transversal direction. Or those twelve building base plates assembled on a sand dune/soft soil in part first to make a triangular bottom level with six cubic units arrayed along each side, totally twenty one cubic units filled the bottom level (likely “triangular frame”) and then assembled upward to build a six-layer (81˜86) pyramid (80). As the twelve building base plates differs afore eight building base plates from numbers of cubic units, shapes of the added four building base plates are already not confined by the original eight building base plates. Although included angles of them retains the same right angle at 90 degrees, while an extended lengths of the cubic units about the same included angle is increased, which is from a range of three to five cubic units to a range of five to six cubic units. It can be a largest building base plate of six cubic units in comparison with a smallest base plate of three cubic units to show a contrast ratio to 2:1. Therefore, players face more challenges by assembling those twelve building base plates, since two adjacent building base plates may be different from their cubic units to double in amount. More two and three dimensional configurations can be developed from such twelve building base plates. Space concept may be introduced to players, when assembling, such twelve building base plates with more shapes and cubic units developed into more concrete configurations.

Either eight building base plates (11H) or twelve building base plates (11L) can be assembled to make two rectangular planes (50, 70) on two bottom seats (30A, 30B), which are designed with different scopes on their upper surfaces. Thereby, on one hand, the building base plates can be assembled to make rectangular planes within larger or smaller scopes, on the other hand, the building base plates of different shapes assembled piece by piece processed through feasible methods to piece up two dimensional configurations. Thus, familiar to different shapes of all the twelve building base plates eventually lead to more concrete configurations may improve the players' space concept.

Either eight building base plates (11H) or twelve building base plates (11L) can be assembled to make pyramids (60, 80) with different layers on two triangular frames (40A, 40B). Based on these two different triangular frames (40A, 40B), the building base plates can be assembled upward from the frames without movements or falling off. Because grooves (42) of the frames (40A, 40B) are shaped as regularly three dimensional jagged, multi-layered tiers, each three small pyramids surround one tapered groove, which is likely an upside down small pyramid hollowed out among such three adjacent pyramids, those tapered grooves substantially are used to trap cubic unit inclined at an angle, thus three faces of the cubic unit converged into an apex, while the other three faces received by tapered groove, therefore, trapped cubic units is substantially turned into a “rhombic system” with only half of cubic unit projected upward and exposed out from the groove. Two or three adjacent trapped cubic units, under such circumstances, can be connected together to make a new groove in betweens. Furthermore, those rhombic like inclined cubic units allow to trap a second layer of cubic unit thereon, until a last cubic unit is placed onto a topmost layer of the three dimensional configurations. Thereby, the building base plates inlaid onto the jagged, multi layered tiers like grooves may alter orientations, angles, and locations of block sets during assembling to enhance players' perception about three dimensional configurations. Although in U.S. Pat. No. 7,040,621, triangular frame is already mentioned, but it is a triangular frame has seven grooves arrayed along each side, totally twenty eight grooves filled an upper surface of a triangular frame of '621, but the two triangular frames (40A, 40B) of the invention, each has five or six grooves arrayed along an equilateral side, totally fifteen or twenty one grooves fulfill upper surfaces of these two triangular frames (40A, 40B) respectively. Even the tapered grooves of triangular frames (40A, 40B) are shaped as hollowed out top side down pyramids, cubic units can be inclined at an angle to be trapped at the grooves of triangular frames (40A, 40B). Thus, either shapes, or layers, or feasible methods for assembling, more interesting steps at inclined angle can be developed from the invention. Heretofore, those rhombic like cubic units are inclined at the same angle.

Each of the bottom seats (30A, 30B) also may be formed with rectangular grooves (32) on an upper surface thereof; the cubic units opposite to the grooves has a block (11) projected outward on a surface, the regular grooves are corresponding to the blocks respectively; thereby, the cubic units can be embedded in the bottom seats without movements or falling off. Such pairs of rectangular groove and block are designed to facilitate assembling the building base plates on the bottom seats, but they are not necessary for the blocks set. Both the rectangular groove and the block are paired to facilitate arrays and arrangements of the building base plates.

Finally, we have to emphasize the eight building base plates (11H) or twelve building base plates (11L), either numbers of cubic units or shapes of the building base plates are different from the prior arts. In other words, though some building base plates may be similar to the prior arts, but all the building base plates are not the same as the prior arts. For example, make a comparison between the twelve building base plates of the invention and TW 285070, whose thirteen building base plates (1, 11˜22) are different from the invention by four building base plates (1,11,14,22), however, the invention also differs from TW 285070 by four building base plates (1F, 1G, 1K, 1L). Due to numbers of cubic units, shapes of building base plates, and included angles of the invention are not all the same as the prior arts, the present invention can present five or six-layer of pyramids, which is not disclosed by the prior arts.





 
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