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Dave Marinelli: Speed, spin rate, and curve measuring device. Silicon Pie, James R Young, November 14, 2000: US06148271 (122 worldwide citation)

A device for measuring a movable object, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, tennis ball, or a golf ball. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the movable object of interest, and consists of an accelerometer network, electronic processo ...


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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 (120 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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Gatti Joseph: Football boots. November 28, 1972: US3703775 (116 worldwide citation)

A football boot, the upper of which is provided with an outer shield which covers the instep of the wearer, each side edge of the shield being provided with a plurality of lace holes, preferably there being stitched or otherwise secured to each side of the upper a flap which is provided with a plura ...


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Jerry D Stubblefield: Athletic shoe sole. Saidman Sterne & Kessler, June 19, 1984: US04454662 (110 worldwide citation)

A sole for an athletic shoe, such as a cleated soccer or football shoe, comprises a thin, unitary member formed of flexible material. The member has a contour or configuration which renders the flexible material substantially rigid at the arch and heel portions of the sole. This provides substantial ...


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Roy J Rosser, Yi Tan, Howard J Kennedy Jr, James L Jeffers, Darrell S DiCicco, Ximin Gong: Image insertion in video streams using a combination of physical sensors and pattern recognition. Princeton Video Image, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, August 8, 2000: US06100925 (105 worldwide citation)

A live video insertion system (LVIS) is disclosed that allows insertion of static or dynamic images into a live video broadcast in a realistic fashion on a real time basis. Initially, natural landmarks in a scene that are suitable for subsequent detection and tracking are selected. The landmarks are ...


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Craig M Beil: Asymmetrical multi-lumen apheresis catheter with balanced flow rates. Horizon Medical Products, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 14, 2000: US06146354 (104 worldwide citation)

A multi-lumen intravenous catheter for use in treating a patient's blood comprising an elongated cylindrical tube with at least first, second and third lumens formed inside. The first lumen is adapted to accept a guide wire for guiding the catheter during insertion into a blood vessel of the patient ...


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David J Marinelli: Speed, spin rate, and curve measuring device using multiple sensor types. Silicon Pie, James R Young, December 5, 2000: US06157898 (104 worldwide citation)

A device for measuring a movable object, such as a baseball, football, hockey puck, soccer ball, tennis ball, bowling ball, or a golf ball. Part of the device, called the object unit, is embedded, secured, or attached to the movable object of interest, and consists of an accelerometer network, elect ...


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Healy Daniel, Egan James: Coin- or credit-freed amusement machine. Cork Amusement Centre, November 7, 1990: GB2231189-A (103 worldwide citation)

A coin-freed amusement or gaming machine has a display screen upon which an image of one or more footballers (9) can be displayed, with a football that they are playing with being blanked out. A player may operate controls to locate a marker on a point (11) or area of the screen where he thinks the ...


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Peter Flentov, Dennis M Darcy, Curtis A Vock: Sport monitoring systems. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage LC, May 30, 2006: US07054784 (102 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are disclosed for determining speed, power and/or impact (sporting characteristics) of persons involved in activity. Wireless signals may be generated indicative of the sporting characteristics for receipt and display on a watch worn by the user or on a remote display. Sensors ma ...


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Yuh Lin Chang, Wenjun Zeng: Method and apparatus for extracting indexing information from digital video data. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 27, 1998: US05828809 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to automatically index the locations of specified events on a video tape. The events, for example, include touchdowns, fumbles and other football-related events. An index to the locations where these events occur are created by using both speech detection and video analysis al ...



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