Patents by Inventor Dana G. Rosenburg

Dana G. Rosenburg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6852046
    Abstract: A standard for supporting a game net above a playing surface is provided with an internal net tensioning system which allows the standard to be stored beneath the playing surface. A plurality of pre-set height stops are provided along the length of the standard to allow the net to be set at one of several different heights to accommodate the playing of different games by different playing abilities. Power cylinder mechanics permits the automatic raising and lowering of the standard with respect to the playing surface. A quick attachment system is provided for quickly and easily engaging and disengaging the net from the standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph S. Wewel, Dana G. Rosenburg, Beau D. Kuipers
  • Patent number: 5318289
    Abstract: A breakover basketball goal release mechanism attached to a basketball backboard member so that a basketball rim member is automatically pivoted when an excessive pressure is applied and, after breakover, resets itself. The breakover basketball goal release mechanism includes: 1) a main support base assembly; 2) a basketball rim and support assembly pivotally connected along one edge to the main support base assembly; and 3) a breakover actuator assembly operably mounted between the main support base assembly and the basketball rim and support assembly. The breakover actuator assembly includes a breakover arm assembly having upper and lower breakover arm members which, when closely aligned with each other, prevents release of the basketball rim member until a preset pressure is applied. The breakover actuator assembly operates to cushion movement of the basketball member rim to the breakover condition. A second embodiment achieves superior breakover pressure release and adjustment features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Gared Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mahoney, Thomas H. Mahoney, Dana G. Rosenburg
  • Patent number: 4588188
    Abstract: A backboard reinforcing apparatus operable to transfer forces against a basketball goal assembly to a main support frame to prevent breakage of a main glass backboard member. The backboard reinforcing apparatus includes the main glass backboard member supported about its outer periphery by a backboard and main support assembly; a transverse frame and goal support assembly connected to the backboard and main support assembly; and the basketball goal assembly connected to the transverse frame and goal assembly. Shocks are prevented from entering the main backboard member through the embodiments of (1) the use of a threaded goal support anchor members threaded into a goal support plate member and vertical support plate members to maintain positive spacing there between; and (2) the use of spacer members between a vertical anchor plate and a front goal mount plate to maintain the desired spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mahoney, Dana G. Rosenburg, Thomas H. Mahoney