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Alan D Walker, Joseph F Baltronis: Basketball with polyurethane cover. Lisco, May 10, 1994: US05310178 (45 worldwide citation)

An improved basketball comprising an interior spherical bladder formed principally of synthetic butyl rubber with a thickness of about 0.82 millimeters; an intermediate layer of monofilament strands formed of nylon and wound around the bladder to a thickness of between about 0.3 and 0.7 millimeters; ...


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Kirk R Fisher: Modular flooring recreational use. Edgar W Averill Jr, May 18, 1999: US05904021 (45 worldwide citation)

A modular flooring surface freely supported on the upper surface of a flat floor. The modular flooring surface is made up of shaped tiles which snap together to form a playing surface for sports such as roller hockey, tennis, basketball and the like. The tiles of the flooring surface are preferably ...


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Frank L Andersen: Basketball backboard support apparatus. Equalizer, M Ralph Shaffer, May 18, 1982: US04330101 (44 worldwide citation)

A new and improved basketball backboard support apparatus wherein, to stationary support structure, a unique basketball backboard support structure is coupled. Specifically, stationary support structure is provided which can be attached to and/or suspended from a vertical upright, a wall or other su ...


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Bearson Benhard M: Vertically adjustable basketball goal. Goals, June 22, 1971: US3586324 (44 worldwide citation)

A basketball goal is carried by upper and lower pairs of parallel arms which are pivoted to a support so that the goal may be vertically adjusted by means of a flexible cable passing over a pulley carried at the top of the support. The goal is held in adjusted position by a lever which is pivotally ...


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Lonny R Matherne, Barry D Mower, Kelly Taylor: Portable basketball system. Lifetime Products, Madson & Metcalf, January 3, 1995: US05377976 (43 worldwide citation)

A portable basketball system with a ballast-fillable base configured to house the component parts of the basketball system is disclosed. The basketball system includes a base, a backboard, a basketball goal, a pole, and means for affixing the backboard and goal to the pole. The base includes molded ...


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Max D Smith: Basketball backboard apparatus. Indian, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 10, 1984: US04424968 (43 worldwide citation)

A basketball backboard apparatus is disclosed herein which includes a sandwich board comprising rigid front and rear panels and a resilient intermediate layer received therebetween in a sandwich relationship. Rivets are received through apertures in the sandwich board to secure the board members tog ...


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Raymond F Tonkel, Alexander L Gross: Cushioning and impact absorptive means for footwear. Kangaroos U, Paul M Denk, April 14, 1987: US04656760 (42 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to the encapsulation of a cellular insert, in the form of cellular components, formed of woven material fabricating such cellular components that present voids or cavities therein, or which may be formed from spirally or helically wound strands of a polymer having a hardness ...


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Edward Pardi: Self-adjusting basketball goal. Jayfro Corporation, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele and Richard, July 28, 1992: US05133547 (42 worldwide citation)

A basketball goal includes an upright member and a backboard assembly and connecting members for mounting the backboard assembly to the upright member. A pivoting member is used to pivot the backboard assembly to raise or lower the rim. Locking members are also provided to secure the backboard into ...


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Linkwood Williams: Portable basketball goal assembly. Richard C Litman, October 27, 1992: US05158281 (42 worldwide citation)

A portable basketball goal assembly which includes an anchor, a goal post, a backboard, and a basket. The mass of the anchor is variable to promote mobility. The anchor includes a nonpermeable receptacle which facilitates the storage of a volume of substance, such as water. The container may be eith ...


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Edward G van Nimwegen, David C Winter: Basketball backboard. Lifetime Products, Madson & Metcalf, April 16, 1996: US05507484 (42 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment of a basketball backboard is blow-molded from polyethylene. The backboard includes a front layer, a back layer, a plurality of offsets, and an edge wall which are homogeneously secured to one another during the blow-molding process and which together define an interior volume ...



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