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A teaching device for the game of basketball. An elongated flexible tube is secured to the palm of a player''s hand by means of an elastic loop which extends from each end of the tube around the back of the hand of the player. A plurality of auxiliary elastic straps are equally spaced apart along the tube and secured thereto. Each auxiliary strap extends between the fingers of the player''s hand to keep them separated.

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United States Patent Bauer 1 Feb.8, 1972 [54] HAND DEVICE FOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS [72] Inventor: William W. Bauer, Box 202, Oceanside,

Oreg. 97134 [22] Filed: Feb, 4, 1970 21] App1.No.: 8,618

[52] US. Cl. ..273/1.5 A

[51 Int. Cl. ..A63b 69/00 [58] Field of Search ..273/1.5 A, 54 B, 84; 272/67, 272/68 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,728,679 9/1929 I-Iansard ..273/189 R 2,077,202 4/1937 Barrie .273/54 B UX Grenfell Mock 2,845,628 8/1958 Dell ..273/54 B UX 3,398,951 8/1968 Disko ..273/54 B 3,496,573 2/1970 Kuchar et al ...273/1.5 A UX 3,501,773 3/1970 Stansberry et a1 ..273/1.5 A UX FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 27,934 1904 Great Britain ..272/68 Primary Examiner-Richard Cv Pinkham Assistant ExaminerPaul E. Shapiro s71 ABSTRACT A teaching device for the game of basketball. An elongated flexible tube is secured to the palm of a players hand by means of an elastic loop which extends from each end of the tube around the back of the hand of the player. A plurality of auxiliary elastic straps are equally spaced apart along the tube and secured thereto. Each auxiliary strap extends between the fingers of the players hand to keep them separated.

4 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures HAND DEVICE FOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS This invention relates to teaching aids, and more particularly to a hand device for teaching one how to control a basketball.

It is therefore the primary purpose of this invention to provide a hand device for keeping the beginner's fingers spread apart when handling the basketball.

Another object of this invention is to provide a device of the type described which will have a plastic tubular member which will prevent the basketball from touching the palm of the users hand.

A further object of this invention is to provide a hand device which will have elastic strap means for rendering device stationary on the users hand and the device will also include a plurality of spacedapart flexible members which will extend between the fingers of the hand in order to maintain them in a spread apart condition for proper handling of the basketball.

Other objects of the present invention are to provide a hand device for basketball players which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efiicient in operation.

These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention shown secured to a hand; and

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the invention shown removed from the users hand.

According to this invention, a hand device for aiding in teaching the handling of a basketball, is shown to include a flexible plastic tube 11 from which extends at each end a continuous elastic band 12 for a purpose which hereinafter will be described. v

A plurality of equally spaced apart auxiliary elastic strips are secured to tube 11 at one end and are secured to band l2 at the other end, the plurality of auxiliary elastic strips 13 extend over the top and bottom of the hand 16 and are positioned between the fingers 17 in order to keep them spaced apart for proper ball handling.

The tube 11 is positioned against the palm 18 of hand 16 and the elastic strap 12 extends over the back of the hand and thus secures device 10 in place upon the hand 16.

What I now claim is:

l. A teaching device for the sport of basketball, comprising in combination, an elongated flexible tube member, a continuous elastic band carried by said tube and forming therewith a loop adapted to receive the hand of a basketball player; and auxiliary elastic straps carried by said tube at spaced points along its length, extending into the space defined by said loop, providing spacing means for the fingers of the hand of a user when placed into the loop.

2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein said elastic band extends from each end of said tube.

3. The combination as set forth in claim 2, wherein said auxiliary elastic straps are equally spaced apart and secured at one end to said tube and at the other end are bent and secured fixedly to said elastic band.

4. The combination according to claim 3, wherein said auxiliary elastic straps extend between said fingers of the user's hand and encroach the web portion between said fingers of said hand thus aiding and rendering said tube device as an auxiliary component of said elastic band extending over the back of said hand of said user and said tubular device member provides spacer means between the palm of the users hand and the outer surface of the basketball to allow for training the individual using said device to keep the basketball away from said palm of said hand.

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1. A teaching device for the sport of basketball, comprising in combination, an elongated flexible tube member, a continuous elastic band carried by said tube and forming therewith a loop adapted to receive the hand of a basketball player; and auxiliary elastic straps carried by said tube at spaced points along its length, extending into the space defined by said loop, providing spacing means for the fingers of the hand of a user when placed into the loop.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein said elastic band extends from each end of said tube.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 2, wherein said auxiliary elastic straps are equally spaced apart and secured at one end to said tube and at the other end are bent and secured fixedly to said elastic band.
4. The combination according to claim 3, wherein said auxiliary elastic straps extend between said fingers of the user''s hand and encroach the web portion between said fingers of said hand thus aiding and rendering said tube device as an auxiliary component of said elastic band extending over the back of said hand of said user and said tubular device member provides spacer means between the palm of the user''s hand and the outer surface of the basketball to allow for training the individual using said device to keep the basketball away from said palm of said hand.
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US4558694A (en) * 1983-10-21 1985-12-17 Barber Lois M Ulnar deviation splint
US4711445A (en) * 1981-09-03 1987-12-08 Duro Med Industries, Inc. Therapeutic hand exerciser
US4738447A (en) * 1987-03-02 1988-04-19 Brown Darryl L Basketball player's training glove
US4919425A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-04-24 Wolf Jay W Shooting and training aid for basketball players
US5005824A (en) * 1990-06-21 1991-04-09 Eichel Herman J Method of avoiding a continuous clench position of the hand and fingers
US5833233A (en) * 1996-02-16 1998-11-10 Stanley Strug Basketball hand training device
US5970521A (en) * 1997-01-30 1999-10-26 Rabbeth; Robert Sydney Oversized protective basketball gripping glove
US6049910A (en) * 1999-04-19 2000-04-18 Mccarter; Andre Athletic training glove
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US20070238558A1 (en) * 2006-03-21 2007-10-11 Christopher Charles Graham Apparatus for assisting in teaching the proper technique in shooting a basketball
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US20080301851A1 (en) * 2007-06-11 2008-12-11 Menchio Richard W Intra-digital orthosis for use in shooting a ball such as a basketball
US20110130227A1 (en) * 2009-11-27 2011-06-02 National Chiao Tung University Palm pad device for basketball training and basketball training system
US20120023632A1 (en) * 2008-02-01 2012-02-02 Nick Provenzano Hand protecting device
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US3398951A (en) * 1965-03-08 1968-08-27 Disko Joe Bowler's finger pad with finger spacing members
US3496573A (en) * 1968-10-24 1970-02-24 Summer Sessions Inc Palm covering
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US1728679A (en) * 1923-06-11 1929-09-17 Hugh H Hansard Wrist support
US2095664A (en) * 1934-10-09 1937-10-12 Grenfell Richard Orthopedic appliance
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US4711445A (en) * 1981-09-03 1987-12-08 Duro Med Industries, Inc. Therapeutic hand exerciser
US4558694A (en) * 1983-10-21 1985-12-17 Barber Lois M Ulnar deviation splint
US4738447A (en) * 1987-03-02 1988-04-19 Brown Darryl L Basketball player's training glove
US4919425A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-04-24 Wolf Jay W Shooting and training aid for basketball players
US5005824A (en) * 1990-06-21 1991-04-09 Eichel Herman J Method of avoiding a continuous clench position of the hand and fingers
US5833233A (en) * 1996-02-16 1998-11-10 Stanley Strug Basketball hand training device
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US6049910A (en) * 1999-04-19 2000-04-18 Mccarter; Andre Athletic training glove
US20070074325A1 (en) * 2005-09-30 2007-04-05 Rogers Gregory K Hand-encircling band
US20070238558A1 (en) * 2006-03-21 2007-10-11 Christopher Charles Graham Apparatus for assisting in teaching the proper technique in shooting a basketball
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US20120023632A1 (en) * 2008-02-01 2012-02-02 Nick Provenzano Hand protecting device
US8118719B1 (en) * 2009-11-10 2012-02-21 Joseph Michael Stassi Exercise method for the arms
US20110130227A1 (en) * 2009-11-27 2011-06-02 National Chiao Tung University Palm pad device for basketball training and basketball training system
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