Patents by Inventor Gregory C. Gayne

Gregory C. Gayne 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: 5080356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a baseball base which is yieldably attached to a ground support. The base is comprised of a hollow body of resilient material and having a frame therein. A support post of square cross-section is attached to the frame so that the can rotate about the longitudinal axis thereof. A hollow ground anchor of square cross-section is placed in the ground to receive the support post. At least one detent is placed between the frame and ground anchor, a spring is provided to bias the frame towards the ground anchor. The detent acting to hold the base relative to the ground anchor until acted upon by a player sliding into the base, thus causing the base to rotate about the longitudinal axis of the ground anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventors: Paul G. Green, Gregory C. Gayne
  • Patent number: 4830368
    Abstract: An energy absorbing rotatable base for baseball and softball. An anchor post is fixed to the under side of a top plate. Four equally spaced steel bearing balls are also fixed to the underside of the top plate. A bottom plate has a central opening rotatably disposed over the anchor post. Four holes in the bottom plate are aligned with the four balls. A spring biasses the bottom plate toward the top plate. The bearing balls permit the bottom plate to rotate relative to the top plate and anchor post, and the balls and holes index the rotational position. Layers of foam padding are secured to the bottom plate and enclose the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventors: Paul G. Green, Gregory C. Gayne
  • Patent number: 4617684
    Abstract: A hand mounted player's protective palm pad has palm configured two piece pad and two fastening loops secured to the pad, one small loop and one much larger. The one small loop encircles the base of the user's forefinger; the much larger loop extends about the back of the user's hand. These two loops hold the player's protective palm pad constantly and securely in the desired position on the user's palm, remote from the user's thumb. In other embodiments the pad can be made larger or smaller; the comfiguration can be made different to provide more palm or finger protection; additional finger loops and/or hand loops may be secured to the pad; and the protective palm pad can be made to be worn on either hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Inventors: Paul G. Green, Gregory C. Gayne