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Richard H Cavallaro, James R Gloudemans, Stanley K Honey, Terence J O&apos Brien, Alan C Phillips, William F Squadron, Marvin S White: System for determining the end of a path for a moving object. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, October 16, 2001: US06304665 (75 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that can determine the distance a baseball would have traveled after being hit if its path was not interrupted. Thus, when a player hits a home run and the ball collides with an obstruction such as the seating area of a stadium or a wall, the present invention can determine how ...


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Frederick T Haas Jr: Synthetic turf playing surface with resilient top-dressing. Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Koch, June 29, 1982: US04337283 (74 worldwide citation)

A playing surface for athletic games comprising a stable subsurface, a pile fabric resembling grass and a compacted top-dressing comprising a mixture of from 25 to 95 volume percent resilient particles and from 5 to 75 volume percent fine sand. The inventive surface is particularly suited for use as ...


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Robert M T Kramer: Adjustable grips for a ball bat. Malin Haley DiMaggio & Crosby PA, November 24, 1998: US05839983 (74 worldwide citation)

A ball bat grip for improving the gripping action of a batter for baseball or softball, which is useful for left handed or right handed players and which allows the grip to be comfortably adjusted for alignment of the knuckles. The grip includes independent upper and lower grip portions, manually mo ...


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James R Richards: Protective holder and method of using same. E Russell Tarleton, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, September 4, 2001: US06282826 (73 worldwide citation)

A protective holder for storing and displaying articles, such as photographs, baseball cards, game cards, and the like. The holder is formed from a front sheet that is welded to a back sheet to form a plurality of pockets. Cuts are made in the back sheet to create flaps with tabs that facilitate lif ...


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Craig Enokian: Video game with playback of live events. Ernest Kettelson, May 5, 1987: US04662635 (73 worldwide citation)

A video game in which a television screen or cathode ray tube is used to display a variety of plays previously preformed by living beings and recorded at the time on a video recording medium, such as video tape or video disks, the particular previously performed play which is displayed during each t ...


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Patrick J Ramone, Paul M Murphy: Protective garment for sports participation. Hardcore Sports, Connolly & Hutz, April 22, 1997: US05621914 (72 worldwide citation)

A protective garment minimizes injury to the wearer resulting from an impact to the general area of the heart. The garment is particularly adapted for use in sports participation such a little league baseball. The garment includes a shirt having a front side with a pocket on the inside of the shirt ...


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Garry A Brannon, Michael S Jacobson: Patch attachments for hats. Richard C Litman, November 1, 1994: US05359733 (72 worldwide citation)

The instant invention provides a hat that may simultaneously accept a plurality of patches. The patches may be connected to the hat by hook and loop fasteners. The hat may be a six-panel baseball cap having an area of hook material either integrally forming a portion of the cap or retrofitted to a p ...


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Richard A Hand, John L Watkins: Apparatus for evaluating baseball pitching performance. Fortune 100, Glaser Griggs & Schwartz, January 7, 1986: US04563005 (71 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for detecting and computing the location of a baseball as it is pitched over a plate is disclosed. Infrared receivers are disposed at corner locations on opposite sides of a target zone which is aligned with the plate. First and second arrays of infrared emitters are mounted on opposite si ...


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Eric Bromley: Electronic baseball game apparatus. Fishman Dionne & Cantor, June 25, 1991: US05026058 (70 worldwide citation)

An electronic baseball game is presented which permits the human operators to input individualized attributes or statistical information relative to the batter, runner and pitcher based on real or fictionalized baseball players. In a preferred embodiment, this statistical information is encoded as a ...


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Kenneth E Jones: Baseball soft-toss pitching machine and method. Philip A Dalton, March 24, 1992: US05097985 (68 worldwide citation)

A soft-throw machine is disclosed that dispenses softballs or baseballs or other articles one at a time (or alternatively, a selected plurality or multiplicity at a time) from a reservoir onto a chute for delivery to a hitting area where a person may strike the ball. In addition to its automatic dis ...