Abstract: A handle for sport equipment comprises a tubular body (7) which extends along a longitudinal axis (L) and has an outer peripheral surface (8) adapted to be grasped by a user and shaped with a plurality of longitudinal faces (9) placed side by side in correspondence of edges (10) adapted to facilitate the positioning of the finger joints of the gripping hand by the user. The edges (10) are arranged along at least one pair of helical or spiral paths that develop around said longitudinal axis (L) with mutually opposite sign to subdivide each of said longitudinal faces (9) into a plurality of areas or flat surfaces (11) sized to accommodate a corresponding phalanx of the gripping hand of the user, each of said areas or flat surfaces (11) being perimetrically delimited by at least one pair of edges (10, 10?) of each of the helical or spiral paths.
Abstract: A shaft set 2S includes a first shaft SF1, a second shaft SF2 shorter than the first shaft SF1, and a third shaft SF3 shorter than the second shaft SF2. At least the second shaft SF2 and the third shaft SF3 each include butt partial bias layers s3 and s4. Weights of the butt partial bias layers s3 and s4 are increased as the shaft is shortened. At least the first shaft SF1 and the second shaft SF2 each include tip partial bias layers s10 and s11. Weights of the tip partial bias layers s10 and s11 are decreased as the shaft is shortened.
Abstract: A golf club head includes a forward section and a body section to define a closed internal volume. The forward section has a strike face, a frame that surrounds the strike face, and a flange extending from the frame. The body section is formed from a molded polymeric material, and includes a forward edge that defines a receiving portion adapted to receive the flange and a weight receiving feature spaced apart from the forward edge. The body section further includes a reinforcing structure protruding into the internal volume and extending between the weight receiving feature and the forward edge. The reinforcing structure is operative to transfer impact loads between the weight receiving feature and the metallic forward section.
September 5, 2018
Date of Patent:
September 8, 2020
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
Joshua Boggs, Eric Larson, Kevin Harper
Abstract: A card shuffler or other card handling apparatus defines a card receiving and/or dispensing area that accepts cards. The card shuffler also includes a shuffling compartment. A trap door is provided to transport the cards from the receiving and/or dispensing area to the shuffling compartment.
Abstract: Embodiments provide a lacrosse head with a pinched ball containment area. The head includes a juncture, a stop member adjoining the juncture, first and second sidewalls extending from the stop member in a forward direction, and a transverse wall connecting the first and second sidewalls opposite to the stop member. The adjoining transverse wall and first sidewall may form a first shoulder portion and the adjoining transverse wall and second sidewall may form a second shoulder portion, with the first and second shoulder portions defining an inside widest point perpendicularly across the bisecting line. Within a certain distance from the widest point in a rearward direction, the first sidewall and the second sidewall define a ball containment width that places the frame of the lacrosse head closer to a ball than an opposing lacrosse head during a draw.
Abstract: A football training device for teaching a user the proper throwing mechanics to obtain optimal football ball release timing, as well as the correct takeaway motion of a quarterback or any other person, wherein the present invention assists, and when necessary corrects, the user in taking a football from an unloaded football position to a loaded football position.
Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a rebound device includes a rigid base that has end faces that establish a width of the base and side faces between the end faces. The side faces establish a base length. The length of the base is greater than its width. A resilient member has a first side surface secured to at least one of the side faces of the base. The resilient member has a thickness in a direction parallel to the width of the base between the first side and a second side of the resilient member that faces in an opposite direction from the first side. The second side of the resilient member presents a rebound surface for resiliently deflecting an object away from the resilient member.
Abstract: Hockey puck rebounders and training devices are capable of rebounding playing objects, such as hockey pucks or balls. Aspects of the technology are directed to training devices that can be used on ice surfaces or synthetic ice surfaces to practice various skills. The training device can include a frame, anchors, and rebound panels mounted to a tubular frame. The anchors can secure the training device to the ice surface. Hockey pucks can be rebounded off the rebound member by a player.
December 14, 2017
Date of Patent:
August 11, 2020
Craig M. Lyons, Marko R. Zoretic, Luka J. Zoretic
Abstract: A coding toy includes a control object (a figure body) having a control unit, an input unit and an output unit, and a part (an icon block) having a code identifier (an icon) that corresponds to a control detail of the control object. The control unit of the control object obtains code identifier information and positional information from the code identifier indicated by the part disposed in a predetermined position and the position of the part and controls the output unit to a control detail and in a control sequence that are determined by the code identifier information and the positional information.
Abstract: A sports net system has a frame attached to rails of a garage door, the frame having vertical tubes, a sports net attached to the frame, and an angling attachment attached to the frame, the angling attachment to allow the frame to tilt relative to the rails of the garage door. A sports net system has ground-mountable support rails having vertical slots, a frame having vertical tubes that fit within the vertical slots, a sports net attached to the frame, and an angling attachment attached to the frame, the angling attachment to allow the frame to tilt relative to the support rails.
Abstract: Accessories may be mounted using a quick-detachable multi-purpose accessory mounting platform. The platform may include one or more clamps to receive an object, such as a firearm. The platform also may include at least one recessed mounting pad, at least one rear shelf, and other surfaces to provide different mounting points for accessories.
Abstract: A card shuffler and dealing module shuffles eight decks of cards (or less) and delivers Baccarat hands (or other games) to a dealer. Cards are randomly selected from two pre-shuffle bins and delivered to a connected or integral dealing module. The card shuffler initially selects and delivers four cards (the minimum number needed for a hand of Baccarat) to a dealing area of the dealing module. Two additional cards (the maximum number of additional cards needed for a hand of Baccarat) are then selected and delivered to the dealing module rear of the four initial cards. Accordingly, up to six cards are available to be dealt during the Baccarat hand. The smart card shuffler tracks the rank of the cards and discerns the future outcome of the Baccarat game and adjusts the cards made available to the dealer via an automatic dealing module cover and card transport mechanism.
October 16, 2018
Date of Patent:
July 14, 2020
Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Dino Louis DeGregorio
Abstract: A mobile device and system which simulates human motion. The device includes a base with a drive system for providing motion to the device. A receiver is provided which controls the drive system the receiver receives wireless control signals. Pads and a self-stabilizing component are provided on the device. The device accurately mimics the unpredictable motion of a human motion to provide a safer alternative to live interaction to increase participant safety and decrease the incidence of injuries during practice or drill sessions. The system includes at least one mobile device. The mobile device includes: a base having a drive system for providing motion to the device; a receiver which controls the drive system the receiver receives wireless control signals; and self-stabilizing component provided on the device. The system also includes a transmitter for transmitting the control signals to the receiver.
June 5, 2017
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2020
Mobile Virtual Player LLC
Quinn Connell, Elliot Kastner, Eugene Teevens, John Currier, Ryan McManus
Abstract: A breakaway trainer device features a first leg pad mimicking member, a second leg pad mimicking member connected to said second pad-mimicking member; and first and second connectors operable to respectively connect the first and second leg pad mimicking members to first and second posts of a goal net to place the first and second leg pad mimicking members in positions projecting outward from the goal net at a converging angle with one another. The leg pad members feature an optionally adjustable five-hole between their proximal ends, and optionally adjustable scoring holes at their distal ends near the goal posts. Adjustable connectors and/or extendable/collapsible leg pad members enable quick and easy adjustment of the angular positions and forward/rearward reach and placement of the leg pad members to simulated various goaltender positions.
Abstract: A lacrosse face-off training device having a base with at least first and second legs. The first leg extends at least partially along a longitudinal axis. An arm is mounted to the base for rotation about a rotation axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A resistance member extends between the arm and the second leg.
Abstract: A remotely controlled toy vehicle includes a front assembly, a rear assembly, a drive mechanism, and a roll mechanism. The front assembly and the rear assembly each include at least one wheel and the drive mechanism includes a drive motor configured to drive at least one of the at least one wheel of the front assembly and the at least one wheel of the rear assembly. The roll mechanism includes a roll motor configured to roll one of the front assembly and the rear assembly with respect to the other of the front assembly and the rear assembly.
Abstract: A basketball shot practice station with movable positioning of the backboard and basket relative to a stationary shooting position of a user. A projection-mapped court image is projected on the floor of the station from the viewpoint of the user based on the basket position. Cameras image the shooter and the ball flight. A control system analyzes the shooter's technique and ball trajectory, categorizes the shot results, and automatically adjusts the basket position to produce a given success rate by the user. It stores a profile of each user, and updates the user's shooting statistics and skill level based on the shot results of each session. It initializes the profile with a default skill level based on initial input data. It may estimate a user's age, height, and strength based on their image and weight. It increases the shot distance and backboard angles with increasing skill level.
Abstract: Described is an apparatus for practicing a golf swing in either an indoor or outdoor environment. The apparatus includes a frame with a leg portion, a rebounding surface, an arm with a cord that is secured to golf ball, and a mat. A golfer can practice a golf swing by striking the ball secured to the cord, and receives instantaneous feedback based on the ball's trajectory, sound produced when the ball hits the rebounding surface, and divot markings imprinted on the mat.
Abstract: A threaded member has a discontinuous helical thread ridge 15 on which a plurality of dividing portions 14 are formed in the middle. At least one of the discontinuous portions of the thread ridge 15, which is interposed between the dividing portions 14, is a locking portion 18 which is configured such that a flank angle of one flank, out of flanks on both sides of the thread ridge 15, is smaller than a flank angle of a flank corresponding to a basic ridge profile and at least part of the flank is disposed on an outside of the flank corresponding to the basic ridge profile.
Abstract: A chain-shaped splicing toy is attached to a ball so that a plurality of balls can be spliced with each other. The chain-shaped splicing toy includes a first chain assembly. The first chain assembly has two first coupling portions, a first ring, two first buckling portions, and a plurality of first chain connecting portions. Wherein, when the first chain assembly is attached to the ball, the first coupling portion at one end is coupled to the first ring at the other end. The first buckling portions are buckled to the first coupling portion that is not located at one end of another first chain assembly attached to the other ball so that the balls can be spliced with each other in different shapes and models.