Patents by Inventor Wyndham C. Payne

Wyndham C. Payne 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: 5365427
    Abstract: A system for evaluating the pre-existing free throw ability of the player, evaluating the players shot path, then defining the optimal path of the thrown ball from the point of release of the player to the rim of the target goal, and providing a target area suspended along the optimal path to assist the player in developing his or her ability to emulate the optimal path in adjusting their free throw method. The preferred, exemplary embodiment of the present invention teaches a two dimensional target path or three dimensional target conduit suspended along the defined optimal path of the calculated "perfect" free throw for the evaluated player, the target provided by a laser or series of lasers. The resulting target provides a visual indicator of the optimal path of the ball in free throw, which the user can attempt to emulate during practice, in order to improve and redefine his or her free throw ball path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventors: Gerard C. Soignet, Wyndham C. Payne