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PROJECTILE, PER SE; PART THEREOF OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR

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473 - Games using tangible projectile

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
473578000 Arrow, dart, or shuttlecock; part thereof 101
473570000 With light-emitting, electrical, magnetic, or rotatable inertial means or having boundary-detector activating means 59
473604000 Having hollow core or bladder enclosed within cover (e.g., basketball, soccer-ball, tennis ball, etc.) 51
473596000 Having handle or surface configuration for enhancing user`s handgrip thereon 18
473607000 Comprising cover for core; blank or closure therefor 10
473598000 Comprising casing or cover having stitched seam or laced closure; blank for such casing or cover (e.g., casing of baseball, etc.) 10
473594000 Having loose internal element, containing or adapted to contain liquid, or comprising spherically configured ball having variable or eccentric center of gravity 10
473596000 Having handle or surface configuration for enhancing users handgrip thereon 9
473603000 Having fluid-retaining bladder removable from within enclosing cover or casing (e.g., football, etc.) 9
473600000 Having solid core within outer cover; core or cover therefor (e.g., baseball, etc) 7
473588000 Disk- or ring-shaped (e.g., ice hockey puck, etc.) 7
473609000 Having hollow, fluid-impervious shell, core, or bladder 7
473575000 Having attached or means for attaching thereto tether, elongated flaccid streamer, or the like 5
20080200289WRIST TOY - A toy with a springable cord and an object at the other end of the cord, which object can be a ball of many kinds, or a device covering a ball. The ball may include electronics therein that are actuated when the ball is hit against a surface.08-21-2008
20100105505Tether Tennis Game Apparatus - The invention relates to a tether tennis game apparatus which includes a hollow pole that has a helix formation extending externally therefrom along an operative top segment of the pole. The helix formation defines a helical guide path within which a loop formation, that is formed at one end of a flexible line which has a ball connected at its other end and that can be located around the pole, is displaceable. An indicator arrangement including an elongate indicator element, located for axial displacement within the pole, and a trigger arrangement is operable on the pole to indicate a winner of a game played with the apparatus and which occurs when the loop formation, at the end of a flexible line, reaches an end of the helical guide path.04-29-2010
20100137080GAME ANIMAL ESCAPE IMPEDANCE DEVICE - A projectile-based system for impeding the escape of a game animal, whereby the projectile is an arrow or a crossbow bolt, the system comprising an environmental engagement device, a retention device, and a tether, with the environmental engagement device suitably adapted to pass through the game animal and thereafter to engage with the environment, the retention device suitably adapted to engage with the game animal and become secured thereto, and the tether suitably adapted to attach the environmental engagement device to the retention device, the tether being suitably adapted to withstand without breaking the forces applied by the game animal to the tether in the course of attempting an escape, thereby retaining the game animal to the environmental engagement device, whereby the engagement of the environmental engagement device with the environment substantially impedes the escape of the game animal.06-03-2010
20120035007Attachable Ball - The “Attachable Ball” is a ball that simply and easily attaches & detaches to a strap, leash, rope , string, wire or netting. The attachable ball has a slit or cut within it that will allow the strap to be inserted into the ball. The inside walls of the ball will grip the strap and stay put. The inside and or outside of the ball may have any raised or indented images. When the ball is attached it allows the person with the ball to carry it hands free. Some uses would be: Ball attached to a leash. Ball attached to a backpack strap. Ball attached to a shoe string in addition to many more uses. Ball materials are infinite and can include rubber type materials.02-09-2012
20080248903GAME ANIMAL ESCAPE IMPEDANCE DEVICE - A projectile-based system for impeding the escape of a game animal, whereby said projectile is an arrow or a crossbow bolt, said system comprising an environmental engagement device, a retention device, and a tether, with the environmental engagement device suitably adapted to pass through the game animal and thereafter to engage with the environment, the retention device suitably adapted to engage with the game animal and become secured thereto, and the tether suitably adapted to attach the environmental engagement device to the retention device, said tether being suitably adapted to withstand without breaking the forces applied by the game animal to the tether in the course of attempting an escape, thereby retaining the game animal to the environmental engagement device, whereby the engagement of the environmental engagement device with the environment substantially impedes the escape of the game animal.10-09-2008
473613000 Having fluid-dynamic means other than stitched seam or textured surface to alter, stabilize, or retard passage of projectile through the fluid (e.g., spiral fluting to impart spin, etc.) 4
20100137081BALL - A ball includes a ball body having a spherical surface, and at least one projection extending from the surface of the ball body. The projection extends in such a manner that the projection forcibly separates a laminar boundary layer generated on the surface of the ball body, and transitions the laminar boundary layer to a turbulent boundary layer.06-03-2010
20100216579ROTARY PROJECTILE TOYS - A toy throwing object including a plurality of fins of sufficient flexibility to permit the device to travel in two distinct modes of operation. In a first mode, the device travels ballistically without significant rotation. In a second mode, the device rotates in a helicopter-like fashion.08-26-2010
20110250997Round Ball, Such as a Soccer Ball, Having a Pattern of Fins to Resist Rolling - A ball, such as a soccer ball, comprises a sphere having a surface, a plurality of smooth portions on the surface of the sphere, and a plurality of flexible fin-like projections protruding from the surface. The fin-like projections may have a height of about 7-10 mm in the may be made from flexible and crushable rubbery material with a Shore A durometer reading of about 50-60. One effect is that the ball tends to fly a shorter distance and to stop rolling more quickly than the same ball without the fin-like projections.10-13-2011
20110275463GAME BALL - Hollow balls with a hard shell, for example the game ball used in the pickle ball game, are used in various racquet games. One example of such hollow balls is the game ball used in the pickle ball game. These hollow balls break after a period of use or when excessive force is applied to the hollow ball. A game ball is described herein with a first plurality of apertures and a second plurality of apertures. Each of the first plurality of apertures is dimensionally different from each of the second plurality of apertures and inter-configured to reduce damage to the game ball during use thereof.11-10-2011
473612000 Having visible skeletal structure 4
20090170646Toy Apparatus With Rattle - A toy apparatus having a surface is provided. The toy apparatus may include a mesh including a plurality of loop structures having cooperative mating surfaces disposed at least partially around an outer perimeter of each loop structure. The plurality of loop structures may have curved inside perimeter surfaces, and the cooperative mating surfaces of adjacent loop structures may be configured to couple together for a distance along their lengths. The loop structures form the surface of the toy when the cooperative mating surfaces are coupled with each other. The toy apparatus may further include a rattle positioned in a loop structure in the mesh, the rattle having a body with a mounting structure having an outer perimeter sized to conform to the curved inside perimeter surface of the loop structure in which the rattle is mounted.07-02-2009
20090170645Amusement Device Including a Fabric Formed of a Plastic Strand - An amusement device is provided. One embodiment of the amusement device includes a plastic strand wound upon itself to form a fabric that encloses a void. The plastic strand is plastically welded to itself at a plurality of locations throughout the fabric. Such a construction may yield a fabric that is resiliently deformable, and may be formed into a variety of shapes, such as a ball. In some cases, a plurality of nested fabrics may be employed in the amusement device.07-02-2009
20100056310Apparatus With Mesh and Manducable Protrusion - An apparatus is provided, which includes a plurality of elongated strands having joinder regions uniting adjacent strands at a distance along a length of an outer perimeter of the elongated strands, the elongate strands being configured to couple together for a distance along their lengths. The elongated strands form a surface of a mesh when the joinder regions are coupled. The apparatus may further include a manducable protrusion coupled to the mesh and extending a distance away from an exterior surface of the mesh.03-04-2010
20120028743Toy Ball Apparatus with Reduced Part Count - A toy ball apparatus is disclosed herein that includes a mesh defining an outer surface of the toy ball apparatus. The mesh includes four mesh components that are coupled together to enclose a closed volume, each mesh component including a plurality of loop structures, each loop structure having a curved inner perimeter surface formed to at least partially surround a hole communicating with the closed volume and surrounded at least partially by a polygonal outer perimeter. Each mesh component has cooperative mating surfaces formed along an outer perimeter of the mesh component, the cooperative mating surfaces being formed along at least a portion of the outer perimeter of each of a plurality of the loop structures in the mesh component. The adjacent mesh components are joined together along the cooperative mating surfaces.02-02-2012
473611000 Comprising opening, valve, or inflation tube for insertion of fluid 4
20110021297SIMULATED PRESSURIZED BALL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A non-pressurized sport ball that simulates the resiliency, rebound, hardness and weight properties of a similar sized, inflatable sports ball. The sports ball, which can be made in different sizes and shapes, includes a hollow ball body with a relatively thick sidewall made of closed-cell foam, elastomeric resin. When cured, the sidewalls have compression and resiliency properties that enable the working action of the sidewall to be used in place of an air bladder in an inflatable sports ball. Formed on the ball body is an entry hole in which an air escaping cap is inserted made of the same elastomeric resin material as the ball body. During use, the cap flexes within the entry hole to allow air to exit and enter the ball during use so that the internal and external air pressures are equal. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the sports ball using a mandrel and a suitable-shaped compression mold with an entry hole formed on one side.01-27-2011
20120058846PNEUMATIC INFLATION VALVE CORE FOR INFLATABLE SPORTS BALL - An inflatable sports ball and its pneumatic inflation valve core are provided. The pneumatic inflation valve core includes a passage penetrating the pneumatic inflation valve core in a lengthwise direction. The passage is provided for receiving an inflation needle which is served for inflating a ball bladder of an inflatable sports ball. When an inflation needle inserts into the passage of the pneumatic inflation valve core, since the pneumatic inflation valve core has adequate length, the pneumatic inflation valve core prevents the inflation needle from piercing through the ball bladder as the ball bladder is flat.03-08-2012
20120108372FLEXIBLE HOLE BALL - A ball that is pliable, seamless, flexible and durable that has a seamless, uniformly thick outer shell and where the shell has one or more holes through the outer shell such that the ball is soft and because of the design it does not fly very far.05-03-2012
20130012345Valve For A Ball And Method For Manufacturing Same - A valve for a ball includes a casing and a core. The core is arranged at least partially inside the casing. The core comprises a first sealing area with a plurality of sections which have alternating concave and convex curvatures.01-10-2013
473577000 Scattershot, material dispensing upon impact, openable to expose interior chamber, or having parts adapted to move away from, or be separated from, one another upon impact 3
20130123051Ammunition Delivery System Arrowhead and Method of Use - A device and method introduces the use of conventional ammunitions to the archery/bow hunting industry. The device achieves stealthy delivery of firearm munitions and increases the firepower of standard arrows resulting in deeper penetration into a target. The device consists generally of a containment housing threaded internally on one end for attachment to a firing pin. A cartridge is loaded into the containment housing until the flange on the cartridge casing abuts an interior shoulder. In an alternate embodiment, the interior of the containment housing further includes an annular retaining tab integrally formed in the interior of the housing containment. The retainer tab separates the cartridge from the firing pin to prevent inadvertent discharge. A safety cap may be included on the containment housing to further protect the device from accidental discharge of the cartridge.05-16-2013
20110306446REUSABLE GRENADE - A reusable, pneumatic paint grenade that includes a dashpot timing mechanism for sudden release of compressed air that ruptures a frangible housing to disperse a dyed liquid or airsoft pellets after the paint grenade is thrown. The dashpot further comprises a plunger located in a cylindrical body. A lever in contact with the plunger of the dashpot forces the plunger downward to puncture a cartridge of compressed air with a sharp structure disposed between the plunger and the cartridge. The compressed air is prevented from escaping while the sharp structure remains in the cartridge. Once the lever is released, the plunger is forced into substantially its original position by a biasing mechanism and the force exerted by the air pressure within the cartridge. The cylindrical body can be filled with a viscous liquid to further slow movement of the plunger.12-15-2011
20100197430PROJECTILE LAUNCHED MEDIA RESERVOIR - A projectile having a launching assembly attached thereto is provided for marking a remote location with a marking media. The marking media is preferably in the form of a paint ball or a scent ball. The launching assembly includes a media reservoir defining a cavity and a plurality of supports extending outward from the media reservoir along a longitudinal axis. The supports secure the marking media within the cavity in a press-fit connection. In one embodiment, a cap and a resilient nose cone are attached to the media reservoir, surrounding the marking media, to prevent damage to a target upon impacting the target.08-05-2010
473595000 Having means other than ellipsoidal spheroid shape (e.g., football shaped, etc.) to produce erratic or unpredictable rebounding or rolling thereof 3
20110207564BALL HAVING MODIFIED SURFACES FOR TRAINING - A ball having a modified surface for training includes an inflatable bladder that includes an inner surface that defines an inflation chamber and an outer ground contacting layer that is disposed on an outer surface of the bladder. The ground contacting layer includes at least one protrusion that is formed during the manufacture of the ball. The protrusion extends radially outward from surrounding portions of the ground contacting layer so as to create a local modified surface area that imparts different bounce properties (bounding pattern) to the ball than the surrounding ground contacting layer portions, thereby causing the ball to have an unpredictable bounding pattern depending upon which portion of the ball strikes the ground.08-25-2011
20110256967RANDOM DIRECTION BOUNCER - The present invention is a random direction bouncer including a solid sphere having a core removed therefrom to define a concentric hollow within the solid sphere. The solid sphere has an outer surface and an inner surface. There is at least one cut-out removed from the solid sphere to define an opening corresponding to the cut-out, with the cut-out opening extending from the sphere outer surface to the inner surface, and being in communication with the concentric hollow. The resultant bouncer bounces in a random direction when dropped or thrown against a flat surface, instead of returning to its origin (or thereabouts).10-20-2011
20110218064BALL WITH ANOMALIES - A bouncy ball includes anomalies which, when bounced upon, causes the ball to bounce irregularly. The anomaly may comprise a solid protrusion formed integrally with an outer skin of the ball or a separate plug filled into a pocket formed in the outer skin. The shape of the protrusion may be partially spherical. The solid protrusion may also include elongate grooves, flat surfaces or any other desired shape, such as a star. The bouncy ball may also include a secondary bladder with inflatable anomalies. The secondary bladder is coupled to a generally spherical inner tube which may be formed with grooves to receive the secondary bladder. Outer skins may be coupled over the secondary bladder and inner tube.09-08-2011
473614000 Having projections extending outwardly from external surface or consisting of a mass of radially oriented filaments 2
20110152018Round Ball, such as a Soccer Ball, having a Pattern of Fins to Resist Rolling - A ball with high aerodynamic drag and with the ability to rapidly come to a stop when rolling on a flat or a slight inclined surface is disclosed herein. The ball has an arrangement of fins sewn, glued or molded to its surface. These fins may be of various heights from 06-23-2011
20130203531Recreational Object - A recreational object comprises a hollow spherical member comprising a center and a plurality of apertures. A plurality of hollow arm members is configured to be joined to the spherical member at the apertures in which the arms joined to the spherical member are balanced about the center. The arm members each comprise a channel for enabling air passage through the arm and into the spherical member in which the air passage affects a flight speed and a rotational speed of the recreational object passing through air.08-08-2013
473615000 Player held or worn means for enhancing movement of projected projectile (e.g., a handheld, ball-curving assist means, etc.) 2
20110070983CATCHING TOY - A catching toy having an excellent usability is provided. The catching toy catches a target by throwing a main body at the target with a top end of a string fastened to a hand of a player. The main body includes a reel to wind and extend the string, and a flat spiral spring. After the main body is thrown, the flat spiral spring rotates the reel in a predetermined direction to wind the string around the reel.03-24-2011
20130143701SWING GAME - A swing ball game has a top support frame member. A swing hangs from the top support frame member. The swing has a swing seat configured to swing in a front and rear direction. At least one vertical support frame member is connected to the top support frame member and supports the top support frame member. A rocker support frame member has a rocker bottom profile. The vertical support frame member is connected to the rocker support frame member. The rocker support frame member is oriented sideways so that the top support frame member can rock in a left and right direction.06-06-2013
473593000 Having self-contained means for inflating, pressurizing, reinflating, or repressurizing projectile with fluid or comprising reinflating or repressurizing method 1
20100130316Valve for a Ball and Method for Manufacturing Same - A valve for a ball includes a casing and a core. The core is arranged at least partially inside the casing. The core comprises a first sealing area with a plurality of sections which have alternating concave and convex curvatures.05-27-2010
473572000 Having suction cup 1
20090253541RETRACTABLE PROJECTILE DEVICE AND METHOD - This application relates to a retractable device that takes the retractable leash concept and adapts it to a projectile. The tethered projectile can be advanced by the user by kicking, throwing, hitting, or any other method of advancing a projectile. When the user initially advances the projectile, for example by throwing, the momentum of the projectile overcomes the spring force and the projectile advances a certain distance relative to the force applied to it. Once the projectile' s momentum diminishes to a level below the spring force, the spring causes the spool to reverse direction and the slack is taken up and the projectile is retrieved.10-08-2009
473571000 With sound-producing means 1
20100203987WHISTLE BALL - A ball includes a body having an outer surface. A chamber is disposed within the body and has a concave curvature in at least two orthogonal directions. An aperture defines a fluid connection between the chamber and the outer surface of the ball. Air flow across the aperture produces a whistling sound.08-12-2010
473590000 Boomerang 1
20100240478BOOMERANG - The invention relates to a boomerang that can automatically change both elevation angle α of blades and curve radius r of blades upon the change of rotary speed of blades (09-23-2010
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20090042677Sport novelty missile - A sport novelty ball has an outer shell and a stabilizing shock absorbing core in which various interior components are embedded. A non-toxic smoke solution is introduced into the ball and stored. Centrally located within the ball is a smoke chamber containing a heating element, A switch/pump assembly is provided for completing an electrical circuit and moving the smoke solution through the ball. Upon actuation of the switch/pump assembly, simultaneously the heating element is actuated and the solution is pressured through fluid lines in the ball to an atomizer for spraying the solution onto the heating element, whereupon smoke is generated in the smoke chamber. Exhaust/intake channels extend from the smoke chamber to the ball periphery. When the ball is thrown, ambient air passing through the exhaust/intake channels causes a stream of air to be emitted from the channels, giving the appearance that the ball is smoking. A motion activated sound chip produces a sound feature which adds the impression of throwing a super fast pitch.02-12-2009
20110224034Ball-Shaped Object with Bouncing and Non-Bouncing Features - An object, such as a ball-shaped object, suitable for games and amusement purposes has a first portion made of an elastic material and a second portion made of a non-elastic material. The combination of the elastic first portion and the non-elastic second portion renders the object to bounce unpredictably upon impacting a solid flat surface.09-15-2011
20120142462Sporting Ball With Enhanced Visual Acuity - Sporting balls with enhanced visual acuity, casings for sporting balls with enhanced visual acuity, and methods for enhancing visual acuity of a soccer ball are described. In embodiments, the sporting ball has an exterior with a substantially spherical surface including a first pole opposing a second pole and an equator circumferentially intermediate the first pole and the second pole. Additionally, in embodiments a first exterior region of a first color may include a first hub section oriented at the first pole generally opposite a second hub section oriented at the second pole on the substantially spherical surface. The first hub section may have one or more first hub spokes extending spherically outwardly therefrom toward the equator, and the second hub section may have one or more second hub spokes extending spherically outwardly therefrom toward the equator. Further, in embodiments, the sporting ball may have a second exterior region of a second color.06-07-2012
20110244996 DEHYDRATED, PULP-BASED PROJECTILE - A dehydrated, pulp-based projectile is described. The projectile is pulp material that is molded and dehydrated into a projectile shape to form the dehydrated, pulp-based projectile. In operation, the pulp-based projectile can be positioned within the bullet chamber (e.g., gun clip) of a toy gun and then rehydrated. For example, the toy gun or bullet chamber can be dipped in water, which would cause the projectile to absorb the water and soften. An advantage to being pulp based is that the projectile is more solid than foam and, as such, generally shoots straighter and further than foam However, when rehydrated, the projectile has the propensity to stick to its target as it becomes pliable and sticky through rehydration.10-06-2011
20120071281PLAYING OBJECT HAVING A BOUNCE WITH LIMITED UNPREDICTABILITY - The present invention relates to a playing object (03-22-2012
20100009788Ball Segment and Coupling Elements which are used to form a functional ball - The present invention relates generally to the field of toys and/or promotional articles and/or ornamental articles and more specifically to a promotional toy formed by segments of a ball and connecting elements which form a functional ball. Assembly of a complete ball using only bare hands, once all of the necessary segments are collected, is facilitated by the structure. It can be used for publicity of consumer products and has connecting means for easy assembly, which when completed allows it to be used as a ball to be kicked. The inventive ball includes a connecting system and connecting element affixed to the segment of the ball and an accessory connecting element; the fixed connecting element consisting of a projection tangential cut on the edge of the segment of the ball and on the edge having another longer projection parallel to the edge, a space being left between the peripheral edge of the segment and the inside face of the parallel projection.01-14-2010
20100234149Basketball Having Indicia to Enhance Visibility - A spheroidal ball includes a body having three grooves that define divisions on the ball. The ball includes a first color and a second color that contrasts with the first color. The second color may be applied in various regions, areas, or sections of the ball to enhance the visibility of the ball in use.09-16-2010
20090111619GAME BALL - The invention provides a game ball, useful for children's safety, which can be detected far enough away a distance by a vehicle-onboard radar. The invention provides a game ball wherein a reflector member 04-30-2009
20130210561BALL SHAPED PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a ball shaped product and a method for making the same. The method includes the following steps of: (a) placing a ball shaped interior material on a supporting seat, wherein a part of an outer surface of the ball shaped interior material is exposed outside the supporting seat; (b) placing the ball shaped interior material and the supporting seat in a chamber; (c) covering a wrapping material on the chamber; (d) vacuum pumping the chamber, so that the wrapping material is attached to the exposed part of the outer surface of the ball shaped interior material; (e) releasing the vacuum of the chamber; and (f) rotating the ball shaped interior material, and repeating the step (a) to step (e) at least one time.08-15-2013

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