Sport Equipment Patents (Class 434/392)
  • Publication number: 20130040279
    Abstract: An instructional system for placing headgear on an animal such as a horse including a headgear assembly such as a halter or bridle, wherein the headgear assembly further includes multiple interconnected structural components; and a plurality of individual color-coded sleeves releasably mounted on certain of the independent interconnected components, wherein the color of each of the color-coded member corresponds both to a predetermined location on the head of the animal and to a particular step in a predetermined method for placing the headgear assembly on the head of the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dawn LANE
  • Publication number: 20080160493
    Abstract: A western trail competition layout set, and the training/practice method thereof, wherein a set of miniature trail competition obstacles and a miniature animal are provided within a suitably sized portable container, thereby enabling the components to be easily transported and assembled at an actual competition location, wherein upon arrival, registration, and receipt of the two-dimensional representation of the competition course layout, a user may set up a model of the competition course, such an arrangement of poles that must be stepped over, small fences that must be jumped over, gates to be open and shut, lines of poles to be backed up therethrough, and even water to walk through, and wherein the user may utilize the miniature animal to walk through and practice/learn/train the actual layout, repeatedly, in advance of the actual event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Gloria Jean Syfan
  • Patent number: 6984129
    Abstract: The present invention provides an educational basketball game device, comprising a backboard which houses cheer lights outlining perimeter, a score display, a target, a hoop, and a sensor, an extendable pole which is made of two parts an upper part and a lower part, and a progress display made of several portions which illuminate game progress, and a baseboard which houses speakers, an extendable foul line and wheels. Also, the present invention provides a method for educating a game of basketball with an educational basketball game device. The educational method incorporates playing of recordings that cheer the player to make a shot, encourage the player to aim at target, motivate to keep practicing and getting the ball in the hoop. In addition, the educational method uses cheer lights to acknowledge success. Additionally, a visual display showing a cheering crowd of fans will light up when a goal is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Inventor: Kern Jordan
  • Patent number: 6716034
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for training a novice comprising the steps of providing a sports related implement to at least one expert player for executing a sports related movement. Initiating at least one repetition of the movement. Measuring a variable characteristic of the at least one repetition to provide a sequential record of the variable characteristic produced by the at least one expert player. Transferring the sports implement to a novice player to execute the sports related movement. Activating feedback of the sequential record of the variable characteristic during execution of a comparable movement by the novice player to signal deviation of the comparable movement from the sports related movement, thereby providing expert training to the novice player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventors: Manuel M. Casanova, Jr., Hafez Elfarnawani
  • Patent number: 5759043
    Abstract: An exercise planner and method, in which a ringed binder contains a set of exercise cards, with each card showing a given exercise, the purpose of the exercise, describing the benefits of the exercise and how to perform it, and on the reverse of the card providing an easily erasable grid on which the user can record their workout progress. The order of the cards can be set in any desired arrangement so as to achieve a workout calculated to maximize the benefit to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: Duane J. Craig
  • Patent number: 5334027
    Abstract: A simulator that imitates the fighting action of a hooked fish such that it takes line at varying speeds and torques, or at a fixed speed or torque. The simulator can be used for training, exercising of the angler or testing of components of the tackle such as the rod, reel, rollers and line. Control of the simulator can be by a personal computer, tape or disc system, manual, electronic or mechanical means or a combination of same. Optional video, analog and/or digital displays can enhance the realism of the simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventor: Terry Wherlock
  • Patent number: 5165538
    Abstract: The subject apparatus is a ball holder adapted and constructed for display purposes, as used to hold within the confines of the holder a baseball, or other type of ball, to be displayed inside a transparent cover, so as to be viewable from the outside, with the device comprising a base member adapted to rest on a horizontal surface with the upper part of the base member having integrally affixed thereto a transparent globular hollow member in which a ball is inserted for storage and viewing purposes. The base has further means adapted to connect the base, in a fixed manner, to the surface upon which it is adapted to rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Baseball Card World, Inc.
    Inventor: W. H. Peters
  • Patent number: 5054771
    Abstract: In this invention, a computer-interactive swingable member with a seat thereon is suspended from a swing-support member and swingable in a vertical arc by leg-and-feet muscle power with the feet of an individual sitting on the seat engaged in stirrups positioned in front of the swingable member. The swingable member is horizontally pivotal on an extension from a base member by arm-and-hand muscle power with the hands grasping joystick handlebars. A marker on a computer monitor is computer-interactively engaged with the movement of the seat such that swinging motion of the seat causes the marker to travel selectively up-and-down and side-to-side rotation of the seat causes the marker to travel selectively from-side-to-side on a computer monitor. Resistance to swinging and side-to-side motion can be provided selectively for exercise and the computer can be programmable for selected game and design computer software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Outer Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Mansfield
  • Patent number: 5052683
    Abstract: A boxing training partner comprised of a base, a figure body having two arms, a spring, a height adjusting device located in the base, a controller, and two arm extension devices. The controller controls the filling of gas bags, which are part of the arm extension devices, for causing the two arms to extend aperiodically, according to a predetermined sequence stored in a memory, so as to respectively give a blow. A pair of arch spring plates are placed in each of the two arms, for returning the two arms to their retracted position, each time after having been extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventors: Chuan M. Wang, Chuan S. Wang
  • Patent number: 5030099
    Abstract: There is disclosed a new teaching aid and support device for use with a windsurfer rig, which rig usually includes a mast, a boom, a sail, and a universal joint. The teaching aid and support device comprises a stationary base member for supporting the windsurfer rig. The stationary base member is in the form of a shallow, inverted receptacle having a top planar surface and depending side walls which are arranged and constructed so that when the bottom edges of the sidewalls of the base member are placed on the ground the base member is securely and non-rotatably supported from the ground. The top planar surface of the base member has a suitable mast receiver opening whose vertical center line is near the geometrical center of the base member. The device also includes an arrangement for securing the mast to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventors: John E. Empie, Robert L. Grant
  • Patent number: 4998725
    Abstract: A control console for exercise machines such as treadmills and stationary cycles having a microprocessor to generate signals to control the exercise and to regulate the heart rate of the user by varying the resistance to the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Proform Fitness Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, Donald J. Standing, William T. Dalebout
  • Patent number: 4998718
    Abstract: A diving board safety apparatus is set forth wherein a "spring type" diving board is provided with a double acting air cylinder actuated by a manually actuatable valve to direct a solenoid valve to selectively extend or retract a telescoping section of the diving board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Jacob Arens
  • Patent number: 4984986
    Abstract: A pair boat simulator is provided including a housing which is mounted about a longitudinal roll axis upon supports above a training facility floor. Two racing shell seats are mounted within the housing adjacent simulated oars which are mounted, in turn, upon oarlocks positioned, in turn, upon outrigger assemblies. The simulated oars are foreshortened and include a blade flotation assembly at their tips along with load beam type force transducers. The oars serve to drive a rotatable mass such as a flywheel. Thus, the physical output of each oarsman is commonly coupled to the rotating mass. Instrumentation includes transducers looking to inclinations of the housing about the roll or longitudinal axis, oar elevation and sweep angle as well as blade rotation. These parameters are combined and developed under computer driven control into data presented at visual readouts made available both to the oarsman and coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Vincent J. Vohnout