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Vernon W Friesen: Adjustable basetball goal. Bill D McCarthy, January 31, 1989: US04801142 (38 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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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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Timothy C Swain: Basketball training device. Cort Flint, August 4, 1992: US05135217 (38 worldwide citation)

A training device (10) for developing proper shooting techniques for basketball players in which the wrist is held in the proper cocked position prior to shooting and returned to that position subsequent to shooting through the use of a yieldable tensioning member (C) secured between the upper arm a ...


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Tsung Ming Ou: Basketball. Top Ball Trading, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, August 8, 2000: US06099423 (38 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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Paul D Estlund, Kenneth F Estlund: Break-away basketball goal. Francis B Francois, August 13, 1985: US04534556 (37 worldwide citation)

A basketball hoop is provided with supporting arm structure which is pivotally connected to a backboard, so that the hoop is movable downwardly from a normal, horizontal position to a break-away position. A detent mechanism is arranged to releasably secure the hoop in its normal horizontal position, ...


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Jerrold J Krumholz: Convertible sports stand construction. Stefan J Klauber, August 9, 1988: US04762319 (37 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 ...


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Wallace E Hanson: Display carton and blank therefor. Champion International Corporation, Evelyn M Sommer, October 26, 1976: US03987893 (37 worldwide citation)

A one-piece paperboard blank for erection into a display carton capable of supporting an article, such as an inflatable basketball, football, etc., in a manner that opposed surfaces of the article are exposed includes solid top, bottom, and side panels, while the back panel is defined by specially c ...


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Monroe Cohen, Gale Dorothea: Automatic basketball game having scoring indicator and time limitation. Shoot The Hoops, Allen D Brufsky, March 22, 1977: US04013292 (37 worldwide citation)

A basketball game having a coin operated switch to release basketballs to a player and to initiate a timing circuit. The player attempts to convert as many baskets as possible during the time interval of the game. The basketball hoop has means to indicate when a score has been made. Visual display m ...


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Caveney T John: Basketball retrieval apparatus and method. Pearson & Pearson, August 26, 1975: US3901506 (37 worldwide citation)

A novel, portable, foldable, ball-retrieving apparatus and method for use in conjunction with a basketball backboard and hoop and comprising a pair of side frame deflectors pivotally arranged on a main back frame adapted for mounting on a conventional backboard. Depending from these side and back fr ...



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