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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 (101 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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Jay Smith III, Kevin Hudson, Bill Hudson: Throw-measuring football. Smith Engineering, Price Gess & Ubell, July 14, 1998: US05779576 (99 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses an amusement projectile characterized in a first embodiment by a football shape which is thrown by a user and which comprises electronics therein to measure and display the distance traveled by the thrown ball to the point of impact with the ground or to another user. Using a ...


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Patrick Hughes, Michael Hughes, David Yager: Computerized statistical football game. Michael B Hughes, Patrick J Hughes, David C Yager, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, April 17, 1990: US04918603 (94 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for playing football. The football game is played on a computer system and is based upon actual football performances by a database of football players. The computer football game is played by a league of individuals, each of whom can individually, or in groups, own a franchis ...


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David J Marinelli: Speed, spin rate, and curve measuring device using magnetic field sensors. Silicon Pie, James R Young, November 21, 2000: US06151563 (92 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 has a spin detection circuit, electronic pr ...


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Yoshi Sekiguchi, Risa S Vuillemot, Chika Sekiguchi, Juri Sekiguchi: Process and display with moveable images. Yoshi Sekiguchi, Thomas W Tolpin, February 27, 1996: US05494445 (89 worldwide citation)

An efficient economical process is provided to produce an intricate impressive display with outstanding marketing and advertising appeal. In the process, multiple images are formed, such as on a central processing unit, the images are masked and striped, and portions thereof are superimposed. The su ...


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Curtis A Vock, Peter Flentov, Dennis M Darcy: Sport monitoring systems and associated methods. PhatRat Technology, Lathrop & Gage L C, February 15, 2005: US06856934 (88 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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Glenn R Bernard: Stadium game for fans. John R Ross, John R Ross III, September 25, 2001: US06293868 (85 worldwide citation)

A game which is played by fans of sports events such as baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Each player makes advance predictions as regarding the outcome they expect to occur during the event. The player records his predictions in a form that can be checked by a computer. The record of the p ...


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Kent Wilcoxson Jordan, José Maria de Veiga Fernandes: Method and apparatus for interactive real time distributed gaming. McAndrews Held & Malloy, January 11, 2005: US06840861 (77 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for playing an interactive real time distributed game including receiving at a scoring database a next play prediction for a sporting event from a remote terminal, determining an actual play outcome for the sporting event, transmitting an actual play outcome ...


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Ariano Rosalba, Fontanella Bartolomea: Electronic device for the simulation of an animated game, in particular the game of football. Browdy and Neimark, April 1, 1975: US3874669 (77 worldwide citation)

An electronic device is disclosed which can simulate any animated game between two single players or two teams. Said device can be preselected for three types of game; manual with the direct piloting by two rival operators; semiautomatic wherein only one operator pilots his player or team against th ...


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Kevin J Crowley, Channing Souther: Outsole for athletic shoe. Converse, July 12, 1983: US04392312 (76 worldwide citation)

A molded outsole for an athletic shoe including molded, non-metallic studs or cleats includes a plurality of first substantially identical studs and a plurality of second substantially identical studs. The first studs have a shape characterized by three partially-overlapping frustoconical shapes, bl ...



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