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Tsung Ming Ou: Basketball. Top Ball Trading, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, August 8, 2000: US06099423 (40 worldwide citation)

A basketball includes a ball bladder, a plurality of cloth pieces, and a plurality of rubber patches. The ball bladder has an outer surface, which is formed with a rib network that divides the outer surface of the ball bladder into a plurality of areas and that has a top surface. Each of the areas h ...


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Vernon W Friesen: Adjustable basetball goal. Bill D McCarthy, January 31, 1989: US04801142 (39 worldwide citation)

An adjustable basketball goal with a lift cable and winch for raising and lowering the basketball goal. The cable provides for raising and lowering the goal for use by basketball players of various heights, and includes a height indicator assembly thereon for indicating the height of the basketball ...


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Daniel P Touhey, Brian P Feeney, Joseph E Stahl, Neil T Amundsen, Louis F Polk III, Joseph J Schachtner, Kenneth V Schomburg, George D Stickler: Self contained sport ball inflation mechanism. Spalding Sports Worldwide, September 11, 2001: US06287225 (39 worldwide citation)

An inflatable sport ball, such as a basketball, a football, a soccer ball, a volley ball or a playground ball, is provided with a self-contained inflation mechanism for inflating or more likely adding pressure to the ball. The mechanism is a pump which is inside of the ball and which is operable fro ...


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Vance Rycroft: Basketball game amusement device. Anthony R Lambert, March 19, 1996: US05499821 (39 worldwide citation)

A basketball game amusement device includes a base and a partition to divide the base into a first court and a second court. A first basket is positioned on a first side of the partition facing the first court. A second basket is positioned on a second side of the partition facing the second court. ...


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Johnson Jeffrey O: Athletic shoe having upper sections of different materials and cover strip under junction between such sections. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall Whinston, July 9, 1974: US3822488 (39 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe, such as for track or basketball, is described having an upper formed of at least two upper sections made of different material joined together and to a sole member. Preferably the upper includes an upper section of synthetic material which does not overlap the other upper section t ...


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Michael J Sullivan, R Dennis Nesbitt: High visibility inflated game ball. Lisco, April 21, 1998: US05741195 (38 worldwide citation)

A hgh-visbility inflated game ball such as a basketball, football, soccer ball, volleyball or the like. The game ball includes a central inflated portion and a metallocene catalyzed polyolefin cover formed over the central inflated portion. In one embodiment, the cover has fluorescent pigment, fluor ...


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Alan W Marty, Ridge McGhee, Tom Edwards: Trajectory detection and feedback system. Pillar Vision Corporation, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, August 22, 2006: US07094164 (38 worldwide citation)

A trajectory detection and feedback system is described. The system is capable of detecting one or more moving objects in free flight, analyzing a trajectory of each object and providing immediate feedback information to a human that has launched tile object into flight, and/or one or more observers ...


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Edward G Van Nimwegen, Barry D Mower, Robert Adams, Kelly Taylor: Telescoping pole portable basketball system. Lifetime Products, Madson & Metcalf, December 27, 1994: US05375835 (38 worldwide citation)

A basketball assemblage capable of assembly into a basketball system includes an inner pole section and an outer pole section which mate in a telescoping manner. The inner pole section contains a plurality of depressions which are releasably engageable by a latch secured to the outer pole section, t ...


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Ricky R Sowers: Pole support apparatus having tank base. H Gordon Shields, May 12, 1992: US05112023 (38 worldwide citation)

Support apparatus for a pole includes a hollow base for receiving water, the weight of which supports a vertically extending pole, and the pole may be used for water sports, such as water basketball or water volleyball adjacent to a swimming pool. The pole extends into the base and is notched on the ...


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Jerrold J Krumholz: Convertible sports stand construction. Stefan J Klauber, August 9, 1988: US04762319 (38 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose sports apparatus has a frame which has spaced-apart support members adapted to rest upon a supporting surface, such as the ground, a net extending between the support members, and a backboard carrying a basketball goal hoop supported between the support members above the net, the bac ...