US Patent No: 5,171,009

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Basketball apparatus

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Abstract

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Basketball apparatus that includes a support member, a backboard mounted on the support member, and a hoop mounted on the backboard. The backboard is mounted on the support member for rotation with respect thereto, wherein the backboard is locatable in selected angular positions with respect to a predetermined location that is disposed remote from the support member and the backboard mounted thereon. A detecting device is mounted at the location remote from the support member for detecting the number of shots taken by a player and is also responsive to a device for indicating successful shots to the hoop, wherein the proficiency of a player in shooting the ball through the hoop is accurately calculated and recorded.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
E-Z SCORE CORP.STONINGTON, CT1
MICHAEL'S POOLS & SUPPLIESSTONINGTON, CT1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chipperfield, Richard F 59 Brookside Dr., Charlestown, RI 02813 14 27
Filewich, Paul T No. Stonington, CT 2 29

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Pop-A-Shot, Inc. (1)
4,805,917 Basketball game 13 1987
 
Rimball, Inc. (1)
4,595,199 Basketball game apparatus 7 1984
 
SAMUEL KIM (1)
5,074,552 Basketball-type amusement device 15 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,667,957 Basketball retrieval apparatus 22 1984
4,838,549 Basketball retriever device 36 1988
4,904,981 Multifunctional basketball game monitoring unit 16 1989
5,035,423 Basketball training facility 15 1990

Patent Citation Ranking

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ACAS DESIGN CO., LTD. (1)
6,752,728 Basketball practicing and collecting device 5 2003
 
CROMWELL, WALTER B (1)
7,938,746 Basketball training systems and methods 2 2004
 
FIRST TEAM SPORTS, INC. (1)
6,746,348 Basketball backstop net assembly and kit therefor 7 2002
 
FREE THROW PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6,056,652 Basketball retrieval device 14 1998
 
INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS IN ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (1)
5,330,175 Basketball assembly with rotable and linearly displaceable hoop 12 1992
 
New Innovations, Inc. (1)
6,267,696 Basketball foul-shot return apparatus 13 1999
 
Off The Boards Basketball, Inc. (1)
5,720,485 Multi zone basketball game 6 1995
 
Sebek; Robert M. (1)
5,364,091 Skill building apparatus for basketball players 10 1993
 
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5,273,275 Portable basketball freethrow return device 11 1992
5,312,099 Ball return apparatus for basketball goal 26 1993
5,368,292 Basketball rebounding system 8 1993
5,393,049 Indoors miniature basketball practice apparatus 11 1994
5,746,668 Basketball retrieval apparatus and shooting system 13 1996
5,830,088 Portable basketball return device 7 1997
6,045,463 Basketball practice device 1 1998
6,389,368 Basketball goal sensor for detecting shots attempted and made 17 1999
6,299,570 AB challenger exercise apparatus 2 1999
6,224,504 Basketball practice assembly 4 1999
6,918,591 Adjustable basketball system and method 4 2002
6,811,500 Basketball practicing and collecting device 3 2003
7,597,635 Oversized basketball rim device 0 2007
8,052,544 Basketball practicing apparatus 0 2009