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Kenneth E Jones: Baseball soft-toss pitching machine and method. Philip A Dalton, March 24, 1992: US05097985 (65 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 ...


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William J Bowerman: Athletic shoe for artificial turf with molded cleats on the sides thereof. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 25, 1980: US04194310 (64 worldwide citation)

Athletic shoes with molded cleats of resilient material for use on artificial turf or other hard surfaces are disclosed including first cleats provided on the bottom of the shoe sole positioned beneath the foot of the wearer and second cleats provided on both sides of the shoe. The second cleats are ...


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Richard A Pierce: Programmable baseball pitching apparatus. WNAN, Richard T Ribis Graham & Curtin Laughlin, November 7, 1995: US05464208 (64 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a ball pitching machine having a ball feed means for feeding balls to a feeding point where they will be acted upon by rotating drive wheels, a plurality of at least two drive wheels having planes and axes of rotation, said axes of rotation being perpendicular to said planes ...


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Thomas J Walls: Multi-sport exerciser. John H Calhoun Jr, May 11, 1982: US04328964 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for exercising and developing the muscles used in certain athletic endeavors comprising a plurality of elastic ropes, means for anchoring one end of each elastic rope to a stationary object, a plurality of handles made to conform in size, shape and construction to handles commonly used ...


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Tommy L Smith, Edward G Dierickx, Walter B Schade Jr, Leslie A Pete: Baseball. Athletic Training Equipment Company, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Whinston & Dellett, March 17, 1981: US04256304 (63 worldwide citation)

A baseball suitable for continuous use in a pitching machine comprises a molded, resilient polyurethane foam sphere having a type A-2 shore durometer hardness of less than about eighty to eighty-five. The sphere has a smooth polyurethane surface skin, with the surface of the sphere being provided wi ...


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Bobby V Hundley: Dual compartment food tray. Emrich & Dithmar, January 17, 1995: US05381901 (62 worldwide citation)

A nestable food or snack tray having a pair of recessed food storage compartments each adapted to receive and hold food is vacuum molded from a single sheet of lightweight plastic, such as polystyrene. A first recessed compartment is shaped in the form of an athletic field or stadium such as a tenni ...


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Gianni Kail: Method and apparatus for conducting games of chance. Supra Engineering, Abelman Frayne & Schwab, August 15, 2000: US06102797 (61 worldwide citation)

A weekly or other regularly scheduled game of chance is conducted in conjunction with a series of seasonal sporting events, such as baseball, football, hockey and basketball games, in which a number of specific games are identified on a printed or electronic game card, and the participant marks the ...


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Timothy E Granich, Marilyn Granich: Shock absorbent protective glove. Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, September 24, 1996: US05557803 (61 worldwide citation)

A shock absorbent protective GLOVE (24) to be used as an underglove in conjunction with a baseball/softball mitt, which extends above the wrist and up the lower forearm. The hand section (22) of the GLOVE (24) contains thin quasi-liquid, shock absorbent, flexible material with shape memory propertie ...


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Hirokazu Fujii: Baseball bat. Stewart and Kolasch, June 15, 1976: US03963239 (60 worldwide citation)

A substantially hollow metallic ball bat being adaptable to a change in weight, center of gravity and impact resistance which comprises a generally cylindrical barrel portion and a generally cylindrical handle portion, said barrel portion being larger in diameter than said handle portion, and a hard ...


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David W Mason: Compound safety ball. January 11, 2000: US06012997 (59 worldwide citation)

A compound ball simulates the performance of a regulation size baseball, softball, and golf ball. It is formed of spherical outer and inner shells dimensioned to abut one another or to provide a spacing between them. The outer shell is formed of molded polymeric material with circular apertures spac ...



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