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US2078382A
US2078382A US8073036A US2078382A US 2078382 A US2078382 A US 2078382A US 8073036 A US8073036 A US 8073036A US 2078382 A US2078382 A US 2078382A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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Paten-ted Apr. 27, '1-937- y I 2,078,382

, UNITED STATES Y PATENT oFFicE rLazirmlsm' l I ciw-los n. nmhsw, Beloit, wia.

application May zo, 1936, serial No. sus

-z claims. (ci. 27s-ss) Thisinvention relatesto improvements'in playsuch area that Y, it solely may strike a rebound ing balls. I surface and cause the ball to rebound in the same v 'The object of the invention is to provide a remanner as it would were the bands not present, silient ball, preferably of rubber, which has a that is, the angle of rebound will equal the angle surface formation which when the ball is thrown of approach. However, if one of the bands Il against a rebound surface, as a side walk or the or I2 also strikes the rebound surface, the angle 5 like, will introduce an element. of uncertainty in of rebound will be aected thereby and uncerthe direction or angle of the rebound. tainty in the direction of return of the ball is Children play numerous games with rubber thereby introduced. It will be seen that any of balls and after a time many become very proilthe four impact segments or areas I3 may so lcient in catching the balls on the rebound due to strike the rebound surface that the ball .will be 1 the regularity at which they are returned by a returned at the expected angle and that in some smooth rebound surface. instances the bands I Lon I2 may so strike the lIn playing with a ball embodying 'the present suiface as to cause the ball to rebound as eximprovements more alertness in catching: 'the peeted- However. Shuld the bell be S0 thIOWn ban 1s required, due to the fact that while the that a portion of one of the spherical areas n 15 improved ball may be returned by the rebound and also e D01'tl9u 0f .011e 0l the bands impactsurface at an angle equal to the angle at which the surface, the rebound will likely be at an unit struck the surface, itis likely to rebound at an expected ungleentirely different and unexpected angle and hence The same will be true whena lateral portion greater alertness on the part'of the player and 0fa band impacts the rebound surface. It will, 20

greater expertne in catching the ball are retherefore, be seen that upon repeatedly bouncing quired and the players interest in the particular the ball against a smooth surface, even though game .is prolonged. the ball may strike the. surface at the same angle In theaccompanying drawing: at each thro the angles of rebound are likely Figure `i. is an elevation of a ball embodying t0 be varied, depending upon whichportions of the present improvements. the ball impact the surface.

i Figure 2 isa top plan view of the ball illustrated Instead of providing the spherical surface of in Figure 1./ the ball I0 with the continuous annular protuber- Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3 3' ances or bands above described, semi-spherical c of Figure 1; impact bosses or button-like protuberances Il, as 39 Figure 4 is yan elevation of amodied form ofv illustrated in Figures 4 and 5. me! also be used the invention. A to obtain similar results. Theseformations Il Figure 5 is a section taken on unes s-i of preferably are formed integrally with the bali Figure 4. vand of the same, material. Six such members Il In Figureslto 3 of the drawing, the ball proper are shown, distributed equi-distantly one from is indicated by thenunieral Il, and preferably -nOlfhel D011 the Spherical Sul'fce which is is formed of any suitable rubber composition thereby divided into segmental impact areas which gives the ball resiliency and satisfactory which will eeusiihe bell t0 rebound at Predict- 40 rebound characteristics for use in playing sideable 0r expected angles when any one 0f the o walk or like games so popular with children, a1; same alone strikes the rebound surface. Howthough it may, of course, be used in playing ever, should any one of protuberances Il also games where a bat issed. contact the surface. it will affect the angle at The exterior surface of the ball is generally which the ball rebounds. I

spherical but as shown in Figures 1 toy 3. two Iam aware thatballswith ornamental annular 45 annular intersecting bands II and I2 Vare probands and other surface formations have heretovided on the exterior which preferably are disfore been made. Such bands or protuberances, posed in diametricai planes at right angles one to however. have been closely SPiwed and constitute the other. These bands, asV illustrated, are the impact area of the ball. With the presentf curved or convex in cross section and preferablyA improvements the protuberan whether in the 50 are molded'integrally withA the balland of the form of continuous bands as shown in Figures l same resilient material of which the ball is made. to 3 or of bosses or button-like projections as il v The disposition of the bands II and I2 as delustrated in `.'iiigures 4 land 5, are so relatively scribed divides the exterior ofthe ball into four spaced as to leaveavailable the maior portion of semi-spherical impact segments Ileach being of the relatively uniform vfor limpact ptlrposes which in cooperation with the protuberances render .at which the ball will rebound.

hown and described certain em- While I have s 6 bodiments of my illustratiom do icaliy thereto exc I claim:

quite unpredictable I the angle improvement for the purpose of not wish to be restricted specifept as so limite@ by the appended 1. A resilient ball having an' exterior surface l composed ot semi-'spherical impact areas and interposed protub'erant impact bands encircling 'the exterior.. l

2.5A resilient ball yhealing an exterior surface composed of semi-spherical impact areas and in-

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US2582844A (en) * 1949-08-04 1952-01-15 Chas E Logan Pneumatically actuated marble game apparatus
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US4453719A (en) * 1981-11-09 1984-06-12 Mckean James H Phonetic/semantic systems, devices and methods of constructing and utilizing same
US4687210A (en) * 1985-09-20 1987-08-18 Michel James C Toy bouncing ring
US5018746A (en) * 1990-02-06 1991-05-28 Randolph P. Glass Field game apparatus and method
US5028053A (en) * 1990-09-14 1991-07-02 Michael Leopold Erratic bouncing ball
US5072938A (en) * 1989-11-06 1991-12-17 Yong Shin Game ball having internal rotation imparting mechanism
US5207420A (en) * 1992-02-24 1993-05-04 Crawford Douglas M Animal play ball
US5433438A (en) * 1992-06-30 1995-07-18 Marty Gilman, Inc. Ball for play, therapy and sports training and method of manufacture
US5735544A (en) * 1996-07-01 1998-04-07 Buckner; Jennifer L. Page turning device
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US6443863B1 (en) * 1999-10-21 2002-09-03 Joe Dinoffer Ball having unpredictable bounce
US6568982B2 (en) * 2000-03-31 2003-05-27 Richard B. Esterle Ball comprised of interwoven rings
US6579145B1 (en) 1997-09-12 2003-06-17 John G. Maxim Toy comprising interconnected figures having directionally selectable spring-loaded propulsion mechanisms
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US20060009320A1 (en) * 2004-07-12 2006-01-12 Bibby Charlie H Dribble master basketball
US20060057932A1 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-03-16 Gick James W Pet toy having intersecting tires
US20060276278A1 (en) * 2005-06-01 2006-12-07 Trowers Alvin A Irregular bounce ball and game
US20080090486A1 (en) * 2006-10-11 2008-04-17 Tangle, Inc. Resilient Ball Containing Looped Segments
US7413524B1 (en) * 2006-08-28 2008-08-19 Bibby Charlie H Dribble training device
US20090156092A1 (en) * 2007-12-17 2009-06-18 Tangle, Inc. Segmented ball with lighted elements
WO2010045284A1 (en) * 2008-10-17 2010-04-22 M-I L.L.C. System and method for gyratory sifter deblinding
USD623247S1 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-09-07 Tangle, Inc. Baseball
US20110152018A1 (en) * 2009-09-01 2011-06-23 Victor Charles Walling Round Ball, such as a Soccer Ball, having a Pattern of Fins to Resist Rolling
US20110212798A1 (en) * 2007-12-17 2011-09-01 Tangle, Inc. Segmented ball with lighted elements
US20120129657A1 (en) * 2009-07-28 2012-05-24 Trial S.R.L. Gymnastic Tool, Apparatus And Method To Carry Out It
US8197363B1 (en) * 2010-09-20 2012-06-12 Davignon Robert W Training baseball and method of using the same
USD680698S1 (en) * 2012-08-17 2013-04-23 Worldwise, Inc. Pet treat ball
US8439774B2 (en) * 2011-08-10 2013-05-14 William J. Massey Pitching movement training device
USD692510S1 (en) 2007-12-17 2013-10-29 Tangle, Inc. Ball
US20150005117A1 (en) * 2013-06-27 2015-01-01 Robert William Martyn Apparatus and Method for Playing a Rebound Ball Game
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US2582844A (en) * 1949-08-04 1952-01-15 Chas E Logan Pneumatically actuated marble game apparatus
US4453719A (en) * 1981-11-09 1984-06-12 Mckean James H Phonetic/semantic systems, devices and methods of constructing and utilizing same
EP0106928A1 (en) * 1982-10-15 1984-05-02 Kokushin Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha Toy of compound curved surfaces
US4687210A (en) * 1985-09-20 1987-08-18 Michel James C Toy bouncing ring
US5072938A (en) * 1989-11-06 1991-12-17 Yong Shin Game ball having internal rotation imparting mechanism
US5018746A (en) * 1990-02-06 1991-05-28 Randolph P. Glass Field game apparatus and method
US5028053A (en) * 1990-09-14 1991-07-02 Michael Leopold Erratic bouncing ball
US5207420A (en) * 1992-02-24 1993-05-04 Crawford Douglas M Animal play ball
US5433438A (en) * 1992-06-30 1995-07-18 Marty Gilman, Inc. Ball for play, therapy and sports training and method of manufacture
US6082774A (en) * 1993-12-14 2000-07-04 Schlauch; Frederick C. Memorabilia articles having integral collectable attractiveness attributes
US5735544A (en) * 1996-07-01 1998-04-07 Buckner; Jennifer L. Page turning device
US5964639A (en) * 1997-09-12 1999-10-12 Maxim; John G. Toy with directionally selectable spring-loaded propulsion mechanisms
US6579145B1 (en) 1997-09-12 2003-06-17 John G. Maxim Toy comprising interconnected figures having directionally selectable spring-loaded propulsion mechanisms
US6443863B1 (en) * 1999-10-21 2002-09-03 Joe Dinoffer Ball having unpredictable bounce
US6568982B2 (en) * 2000-03-31 2003-05-27 Richard B. Esterle Ball comprised of interwoven rings
US20040006294A1 (en) * 2001-07-12 2004-01-08 Zemont Cheryl E. Healthy body ball
US7458945B2 (en) * 2001-07-12 2008-12-02 Zemont Cheryl E Healthy body ball
US20060009320A1 (en) * 2004-07-12 2006-01-12 Bibby Charlie H Dribble master basketball
US20060057932A1 (en) * 2004-09-15 2006-03-16 Gick James W Pet toy having intersecting tires
US20060276278A1 (en) * 2005-06-01 2006-12-07 Trowers Alvin A Irregular bounce ball and game
US7250014B2 (en) * 2005-06-01 2007-07-31 Trowers Alvin A Irregular bounce ball and game
US7413524B1 (en) * 2006-08-28 2008-08-19 Bibby Charlie H Dribble training device
US20080090486A1 (en) * 2006-10-11 2008-04-17 Tangle, Inc. Resilient Ball Containing Looped Segments
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US20150005117A1 (en) * 2013-06-27 2015-01-01 Robert William Martyn Apparatus and Method for Playing a Rebound Ball Game
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