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Number: 473/423
Name: Games using tangible projectile > Playing field or court game; game element or accessory therefor other than projector or projectile, per se > Practice or training device > Tethered projectile
Description: Practice or training device comprising a projectile or a tangible means simulating a projectile which is adapted and intended to enable a practicing or training player to improve or perfect (a) the action of propelling, throwing, rolling, impelling, sliding, pushing, or otherwise projecting a game projectile, (b) the action of catching a game projectile, or (c) the action of grasping and pulling a game projectile; which projectile or tangible means simulating a projectile is attached or has means intended to be attached to an elongated means which, in turn, is secured or is intended to be secured to an anchoring means (such as a support, etc.) or to a body portion of the player, whereby the projectile or tangible means simulating a projectile is constrained for movement within the extent of the elongated means whenever it is propelled, projected, etc., caught, or grasped and pulled by the player.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
473/427 Projectile continuously driven in closed orbit prior to being struck 22
473/428 Projectile slidable along a line 20
473/430 Projectile suspended by tether 83
473/426 Projectile tethered between opposed tether sections 44
473/424 Tether attached to means adapted to be held by, carried by, or attached to person 61
473/429 Tether pivotally attached for orbital revolution 102

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8585516 Ball hitting practice device and ball Nov. 19, 2013
8535179 Baseball swing training device Sep. 17, 2013
8523712 Training and coordination device Sep. 3, 2013
8262516 Sport training apparatus Sep. 11, 2012
8257203 Volleyball training system Sep. 4, 2012
8100783 Tennis serve training device Jan. 24, 2012
7998003 Volleyball practice system Aug. 16, 2011
7959527 Ball hitting practice assembly with acoustic return mechanism Jun. 14, 2011
7824282 Volleyball approach and hit trainer Nov. 2, 2010
7775912 Soccer training device Aug. 17, 2010
7775913 Athletic training device Aug. 17, 2010
7691013 Method and device for tennis training Apr. 6, 2010
7527567 Device for attaching a soccer ball to a soccer kicking training apparatus May. 5, 2009
7435193 Retrieval device for tethered articles Oct. 14, 2008
7273428 Baseball retrieval apparatus Sep. 25, 2007
7252607 Anchor fitting for a hollow ball Aug. 7, 2007
7223186 Apparatus, assemblies and methods for training athletes May. 29, 2007
7198579 Ball hitting practice apparatus Apr. 3, 2007
7186192 Ball return system Mar. 6, 2007
7137909 Soccer kicking training apparatus Nov. 21, 2006
7131916 Baseball swing trainer Nov. 7, 2006
7115052 Methods and devices for sport ball training Oct. 3, 2006
7115051 Practice equipment Oct. 3, 2006
7056236 Soccer kicking training apparatus Jun. 6, 2006
7048653 Ball retrieval device for ball games, particularly for tennis rackets May. 23, 2006
7041016 Volleyball spiking training system May. 9, 2006
7014577 Ball game apparatus Mar. 21, 2006
6790150 Ball hitting practice apparatus Sep. 14, 2004
6773365 Basketball rebounding practice device Aug. 10, 2004
6716119 Sports ball striking training device Apr. 6, 2004
6705960 Tetherball-type game apparatus Mar. 16, 2004
6666741 Golf ball novelty item Dec. 23, 2003
6659891 Ball striking practice device Dec. 9, 2003
6656063 Practice ball hitting device Dec. 2, 2003
6648780 Tennis training device Nov. 18, 2003
6569041 Ice hockey training apparatus May. 27, 2003
6565459 Two stage attachment means for lid and base container of stands for tetherball games May. 20, 2003
6514161 Baseball striking practice device Feb. 4, 2003
6478699 Tethered practice apparatus Nov. 12, 2002
6435989 Batting training device Aug. 20, 2002
6402647 Kick-strengthening soccer practice ball, and production and training Jun. 11, 2002
6334821 Tethered practice apparatus for a ball game Jan. 1, 2002
6328665 Two stage attachment means for lid and base container of stands for tetherball games Dec. 11, 2001
6296582 Baseball striking practice device Oct. 2, 2001
6135900 Baseball and softball practice device Oct. 24, 2000
6086488 Batting training system Jul. 11, 2000
6042491 Ball propelling and batting apparatus Mar. 28, 2000
6033323 Batting training device Mar. 7, 2000
6030299 Baseball training device Feb. 29, 2000
5997419 Ball hitting practice device Dec. 7, 1999

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