Jean Marie Donntag, Jacques Casper: Inflated sports ball. Adidas Sarragan France, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 26, 1993: US05181717 (63 worldwide citation)

An inflated bladder-type sports or leisure ball, e.g., a football, having as a cover, an external layer of polyurethane or polyurethane-polyurea foam with compact integral skin. The thickness of the covering layer is between about 1.5 and about 5 mm, whereas the thickness of the compact integral ski ...

Heino Arff: Cleat for sports shoes. ITW Ateco, Thomas W Buckman, Jack R Halvorsen, January 8, 1985: US04492047 (62 worldwide citation)

A cleat for sports shoes, especially football boots, comprising a socket situated in the outsole, a cleat body, a fastening attachment via which the cleat body is detachably connectible to the socket, and a supporting surface formed integrally with the cleat body thereat said supporting surface comi ...

Bobby V Hundley: Dual compartment food tray. Emrich & Dithmar, January 17, 1995: US05381901 (62 worldwide citation)

A nestable food or snack tray having a pair of recessed food storage compartments each adapted to receive and hold food is vacuum molded from a single sheet of lightweight plastic, such as polystyrene. A first recessed compartment is shaped in the form of an athletic field or stadium such as a tenni ...

Gianni Kail: Method and apparatus for conducting games of chance. Supra Engineering, Abelman Frayne & Schwab, August 15, 2000: US06102797 (61 worldwide citation)

A weekly or other regularly scheduled game of chance is conducted in conjunction with a series of seasonal sporting events, such as baseball, football, hockey and basketball games, in which a number of specific games are identified on a printed or electronic game card, and the participant marks the ...

Carl Joel Abraham: Apparatus for enhancing absorption and dissipation of impact forces for all protective headgear. August 14, 2001: US06272692 (61 worldwide citation)

An improved protective headgear apparatus for usage in connection with sporting activities, such as football, hockey, cycling, and the like, and other activities requiring the usage of protective head gear. The protective headgear apparatus is specifically designed to improve the absorption and diss ...

Nicole Durr: Sports helmet. McHale & Slavin, September 10, 2002: US06446270 (61 worldwide citation)

An improved helmet constructed with a rigid shell having a soft outer covering which absorbs impacts and disperses energy thereby protecting the wearer of the helmet, as well as protecting the impacting object. When used for contact sports such as football, this covering is effective in preventing i ...

Melvin J Robey: System and process for providing durability enhanced area. Purdue Research Foundation, John R Nesbitt, May 17, 1977: US04023506 (60 worldwide citation)

A system and process is disclosed for providing a durability enhanced area that is particularly well suited for use as an athletic playing field. A vegetative crop has one or more layers of netting associated therewith so that each layer of netting has portions of the vegetative crop extending there ...

Tony Verna: Systems, devices and methods for reviewing selected signal segments. ScanZ Communications, Covington & Burling, January 20, 2004: US06681398 (59 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides on-field sports officials and other similarly situated users with systems, methods and portable devices for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating sports, entertainment, news and other events and occurrences in nearly real time. These systems, methods and devices for exa ...

James C Wingo Jr: Football shoulder pad. Riddell, Ben D Tobor, July 9, 1991: US05029341 (58 worldwide citation)

A shoulder pad for a football player, includes a rib protector pad body disposed adjacent to the body arch members and releasably connected to the pad body disposed beneath the body arch members of the shoulder pad.

Douglas G Guenther, Bradley Lee Gaff: Football. Wilson Sporting Goods Co, March 30, 1999: US05888157 (58 worldwide citation)

A football includes an elongated bladder and a plurality of longitudinally extending rubber strips which are secured to the bladder. Each of the rubber strips has a longitudinally extending groove. A plurality of cover panels surround the bladder and the rubber strips. Each of the cover panels has a ...

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