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Class Information
Number: 473/431
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 > Having projectile return means
Description: Practice or training device having a means to cause a projectile which has been projected, struck, slid, propelled, thrown, etc. by and away from a practicing or training player to be moved back to a point located in the general vicinity of the player for the purpose of providing more ready retrieval of the projectile by the player.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
473/434 Deflector 42
473/432 Return chute 29
473/436 Using moving arm or rotating wheel 36


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8540592 Ball target assembly Sep. 24, 2013
8460128 Multi sports net with rebounder Jun. 11, 2013
8257204 Automatic ball collection system for table tennis Sep. 4, 2012
8133137 Pitching machine having optimal adjustability Mar. 13, 2012
8016699 Baseball pitch stop with ball return Sep. 13, 2011
7927237 Return machine for spherical gameballs and transport apparatus incorporating the same Apr. 19, 2011
7892116 Baseball training aid Feb. 22, 2011
7794338 Rotating platform assembly for pitching machines Sep. 14, 2010
7662053 Ball returning backstop Feb. 16, 2010
7648431 Target receptacle for catching balls Jan. 19, 2010
7553244 Ball receiving and launching machine Jun. 30, 2009
7458907 Artificial pitcher for practicing the hitting skill of baseball Dec. 2, 2008
7393290 Sport ball storage and retrieval apparatus Jul. 1, 2008
7344457 Retention of weighting on athletic striker Mar. 18, 2008
7278934 Baseball catching and throwing system Oct. 9, 2007
7273428 Baseball retrieval apparatus Sep. 25, 2007
7226372 Batting tee Jun. 5, 2007
7175548 Universal, position-adjustable backstop net system Feb. 13, 2007
7156761 Air actuated soft toss batting practice apparatus Jan. 2, 2007
7137910 Rotating wheel return mechanism Nov. 21, 2006
7066845 Baseball training system and method Jun. 27, 2006
6776732 Simulated tennis ball trajectory & delivery system Aug. 17, 2004
6746348 Basketball backstop net assembly and kit therefor Jun. 8, 2004
6733403 Basketball return apparatus May. 11, 2004
6729978 Ball hitting practice apparatus May. 4, 2004
6620064 Return net device Sep. 16, 2003
6595877 Basketball return net assembly with adjustment bracket Jul. 22, 2003
6585610 Portable stoopball playing device Jul. 1, 2003
6565460 Foldable basketball frame assembly May. 20, 2003
6537161 Portable basketball return apparatus Mar. 25, 2003
6458037 Self-training batting practice machine Oct. 1, 2002
6406386 Ball size adjustment mechanism for table tennis robot Jun. 18, 2002
6402640 Ball throwing device Jun. 11, 2002
6379272 Backstop and sports ball return assembly Apr. 30, 2002
6241628 Projectile machine with remote control for basketball practice and the like Jun. 5, 2001
6224504 Basketball practice assembly May. 1, 2001
6045463 Basketball practice device Apr. 4, 2000
5853334 Practice driving device for golfers Dec. 29, 1998
5707304 Hockey puck shooting range Jan. 13, 1998
5658211 Interactive ball throwing game Aug. 19, 1997
5566936 Electronic table tennis game Oct. 22, 1996
5566934 Baseball trainer Oct. 22, 1996
5556106 Soccer training device and method of training Sep. 17, 1996
5419549 Baseball pitcher game and trainer apparatus May. 30, 1995
5383658 Robot table tennis net and server assembly Jan. 24, 1995
5368293 Pitcher training apparatus Nov. 29, 1994
5335905 Robot table tennis net and server assembly Aug. 9, 1994
4974843 Ball game practice apparatus Dec. 4, 1990
4940231 Ball receptor for basketball return machines and the like Jul. 10, 1990
4886269 Table tennis practice aid Dec. 12, 1989

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