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Geoffrey M Davis: Virtual reality game method and apparatus. MetaMedia Ventures, Richard C Woodbridge, June 13, 1995: US05423554 (414 worldwide citation)

A one or two player virtual reality game efficiently detects and tracks a distinctively colored glove. According to the preferred basketball embodiment, a single player equipped with the distinctively colored glove is matched up against a virtual opponent. The object of the game is for the real play ...


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Witt Alvin E, Breault Homer: Dimensionally-stable, resilient floor tile. Atlantic Richfield Company, Ewbank John R, September 2, 1975: US3902293 (165 worldwide citation)

A multilayer floor tile is so dimensionally stable that large gymnasiums can be floored with it while achieving sufficient resilience to be suitable as a basketball floor. The bottom layer imparts durable resiliency because it is a sheet molded from a tangled network of thermoplastic fibers containi ...


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Erik O Giese, Roger J Brown: Athletic shoe. Converse, January 4, 1983: US04366634 (148 worldwide citation)

An improved athletic shoe having an injection-molded intermediate portion bonding a fabric upper portion and a rubber outsole portion, for improved fit and comfort, and decreased injury-causing fatigue, particularly adapted for use in the playing court-type sports such as basketball is disclosed. Th ...


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Douglas J Hamar, Mark S Young: Portable multi-section activity floor and method of manufacture and installation. January 16, 2001: US06173548 (141 worldwide citation)

A floor for a basketball court or the like assembled from a plurality of separate floor sections arranged in staggered rows with each section including a plurality of spaced apart sleepers, a subfloor secured to the sleepers, and a wood strip flooring layer secured to the subfloor. Abutting edges of ...


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Keenan O Holte: Sporting event options market trading game. Oris L L C, John D Titus, O Connor Cavanagh, February 3, 1998: US05713793 (125 worldwide citation)

A commodities options trading game is provided in which the simulated market, which determines whether the value of the simulated commodities options rise or fall, is determined by a real event occurring outside the game being played. In a preferred embodiment, the event from which the simulated mar ...


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Jerry D Stubblefield: Basketball shoe sole. Pensa, Saidman Sterne Kessler & Goldstein, November 5, 1985: US04550510 (114 worldwide citation)

An outer sole especially designed for basketball shoes which is lightweight, stable, and provides a greater degree of shock absorption than heretofore possible. The sole includes a plurality of kinetic levers or tread members which extend downwardly and outwardly from the peripheral portion of the b ...


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Jerry D Stubblefield: Basketball shoe sole. Pensa, Saidman Sterne & Kessler, May 22, 1984: US04449307 (107 worldwide citation)

An outer sole especially designed for basketball shoes which is lightweight, stable, and provides a greater degree of shock absorption than heretofore possible. The sole includes a plurality of kinetic levers or tread members which extend downwardly and outwardly from the peripheral portion of the b ...


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Richard H Cavallaro, Jerry N Gepner, James R Gloudemans, Stanley K Honey, William F Squadron, Marvin S White: System for determining the position of an object. Sportvision, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 17, 2000: US06133946 (102 worldwide citation)

A system determines the vertical position of an object and report that vertical position in a format suitable for use on a television broadcast, a radio broadcast, the Internet or another medium. One example of a suitable use for the system includes determining the height that a basketball player ju ...


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Edward K Hamar, Gordon E Blakeman: Portable sectional flooring system. Horner Flooring Company, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, September 3, 1985: US04538392 (89 worldwide citation)

Portable sectionalized flooring suitable for a basketball court or the like is assembled from a plurality of separate floor sections arranged in rows with each section composed of interengaged tongue and groove strips defining the floor surface, spaced stringers extending transversely of such strips ...


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Lowell T Wilson, Herbert A Plassmann: Portable basketball set. The Ohio Art Company, Hugh Adam Kirk, March 20, 1979: US04145044 (89 worldwide citation)

A preschool knock-down portable indoor basketball set comprising a sponge-rubber ball and a weighted vertically adjustable stand for a basket with a removable bounce-board.The weighted base of the stand has an annular socket for one end of a pair of telescopic tubes, adjustable in length by a pin th ...



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