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Number: 473/597
Name: Games using tangible projectile > Projectile, per se; part thereof or accessory therefor > Having handle or surface configuration for enhancing user`s handgrip thereon > Grip-enhancing means comprises closure or seam of casing or cover or comprises simulation of such closure or seam (e.g., lacing of football casing, etc.)
Description: Subject matter wherein (a) the projectile includes an opening in the outermost layer thereof and includes a means to close the opening, (b) the outer surface layer of the projectile comprises a plurality of sections fitted together along their adjacent edges, or (c) the projectile includes an imitation of either such opening and closing means therefor or such fitted together outer surface sections thereof; and wherein the opening and closing means of the projectile, the fitted together outer surface sections of the projectile, or the imitation of either is expressly disclosed as enhancing the grip of a user"s hand on the projectile.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8579742 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves and/or ridges Nov. 12, 2013
8529386 Ball Sep. 10, 2013
8475304 Stitchingless baseball, softball or the like and manufacturing method thereof Jul. 2, 2013
8460136 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves and/or ridges Jun. 11, 2013
8460135 Game ball cover with improved stripes and/or logos Jun. 11, 2013
8382619 Method for producing a ball and ball Feb. 26, 2013
8371971 Football with aerodynamic lace Feb. 12, 2013
8366574 Game ball lacing Feb. 5, 2013
8317641 Football lacing system Nov. 27, 2012
8251846 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves Aug. 28, 2012
8142311 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves and/or ridges Mar. 27, 2012
8133570 Sheet material excelling in cushion and nonslip properties Mar. 13, 2012
8092324 Sheet-like object for ball and ball Jan. 10, 2012
8047937 Game ball optimally positioned grooves and/or ridges Nov. 1, 2011
7998005 Game ball Aug. 16, 2011
7909715 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves Mar. 22, 2011
7892120 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves visible upon grasping by a user Feb. 22, 2011
7867116 Game ball lacing Jan. 11, 2011
7828681 Game ball Nov. 9, 2010
7758458 Ball Jul. 20, 2010
7601085 Sports ball and method of manufacturing Oct. 13, 2009
7585236 Game ball having optimally positioned grooves and/or ridges Sep. 8, 2009
7029407 Game ball cover with improved stripes and/or logos Apr. 18, 2006
6964625 Game ball lacing Nov. 15, 2005
6767300 Game ball lacing Jul. 27, 2004
6663519 Proprioceptive pitch trainer baseball Dec. 16, 2003
6634970 Basketball with removable rings Oct. 21, 2003
6629902 Game ball lacing Oct. 7, 2003
6592477 Ball having molded and raised seam and leather cover Jul. 15, 2003
6520877 Basketball Feb. 18, 2003
6398894 Method for manufacturing a rubber basketball Jun. 4, 2002
5941785 Football Aug. 24, 1999
5931752 Inflatable game ball with laid-in channel or logo Aug. 3, 1999
5674149 Inflatable game ball Oct. 7, 1997
5611532 Tethered football with resilient end caps Mar. 18, 1997
5577724 Football Nov. 26, 1996
5472187 Ball pitch training device Dec. 5, 1995
5460368 Lightweight bounceable throwing device providing slow erratic flight Oct. 24, 1995
5427372 Applying patches and impressing patterns on ball Jun. 27, 1995
5219104 Sports article handlebar pad Jun. 15, 1993
5165685 Game ball Nov. 24, 1992
4869504 Football and lacing for footballs Sep. 26, 1989
4822041 Game ball Apr. 18, 1989
4531737 Elongated football Jul. 30, 1985
4515852 Leather-like sheet material having low slip characteristics May. 7, 1985
4337944 Lighter and softer recreational balls Jul. 6, 1982
4241918 Lighter and softer recreational balls Dec. 30, 1980

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