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Number: 473/579
Name: Games using tangible projectile > Projectile, per se; part thereof or accessory therefor > Arrow, dart, or shuttlecock; part thereof > Shuttlecock (e.g., badminton shuttlecock, etc.)
Description: Subject matter wherein the elongated missile comprises (a) a head portion located at one end thereof which is adapted to be struck to thereby drive the missile through the air either by the impacting portion of a projector (e.g., by a user held racket, etc.) or by the hand, foot, knee, or other body part of a user, and (b) an aerodynamic tail portion connected to or by the head end portion, which tail portion being composed of feathering or other flight guiding, retarding, stabilizing, or controlling means which extends away from the head end portion of the missile.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
473/580 Having independent feathers or vanes 13

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8686082 Nylon based composites Apr. 1, 2014
8348790 Shuttlecock-type game ball and method of manufacturing same Jan. 8, 2013
8261729 Shuttlecock launching apparatus Sep. 11, 2012
8147359 Shuttlecock Apr. 3, 2012
8105185 Shuttlecock Jan. 31, 2012
7258635 Shuttlecock Aug. 21, 2007
6890274 Shuttlecock May. 10, 2005
6780130 Lighted shuttlecock Aug. 24, 2004
6709353 Racquet sport game and shuttlecock for use therewith Mar. 23, 2004
6682448 Play device Jan. 27, 2004
6431938 Inflatable balloon assembly Aug. 13, 2002
6315687 Adjustable shuttlecock Nov. 13, 2001
6227991 Shuttlecock May. 8, 2001
5924943 Adjustably weighted shuttlecock Jul. 20, 1999
5860879 Throw and catch toy Jan. 19, 1999
5853340 Shuttlecocks Dec. 29, 1998
5562290 Shuttlecock with luminescent means Oct. 8, 1996
5522599 Shuttlecock Jun. 4, 1996
5421587 Shuttlecock Jun. 6, 1995
5265886 Shuttlecock Nov. 30, 1993
5058883 Tethered shuttlecock Oct. 22, 1991
5016891 Projectile-target game apparatus May. 21, 1991
4995619 Shuttlecock Feb. 26, 1991
4776596 Golf ball having braking wing Oct. 11, 1988
4770423 Projectile for use in games Sep. 13, 1988
4538818 Shuttlecock Sep. 3, 1985
4519613 Badminton shuttlecock May. 28, 1985
4509761 Model shuttlecock Apr. 9, 1985
4305589 Shuttlecocks Dec. 15, 1981
4262909 Game apparatus Apr. 21, 1981
4233774 Spinning top Nov. 18, 1980
4101128 Practice tennis device Jul. 18, 1978
4082281 Shuttle article for games Apr. 4, 1978
3993310 Shuttlecocks Nov. 23, 1976

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