Basketball apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5171009
SERIAL NO

07809403

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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 Charlestown, RI 12 41
Filewich, Paul T No. Stonington, CT 2 32

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SAMUEL KIM (1)
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Pop-A-Shot, Inc. (1)
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Rimball, Inc. (1)
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HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
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New Innovations, Inc. (1)
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FIRST TEAM SPORTS, INC. (1)
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ZBOUNDER, LLC (1)
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Off The Boards Basketball, Inc. (1)
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FREE THROW PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS IN ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (1)
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Sebek; Robert M. (1)
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CROMWELL, WALTER B (2)
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