Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA projection type billiard system gesture/billiard-rod control system and an implement method thereof. The system comprises an image capture device (7), a projection device (6) and a computer (3). The signal output end of the image capture device (7) is connected to the input end of the computer (3). The input end of the projection device (6) is connected to the output end of the computer (3) and controlled by the computer (3). A hollow billiard lighting lamp (4) and an infrared light supplementary lamp (5) are further provided. The method includes that the computer (3) controls the projection device (6) to project an operation interface comprising various function buttons in a system program on a table surface of a billiard table (8). The computer (3) controls the image capture device (7) to capture images in the scope of the table surface of the billiard table (8) in real time. Background comparison analysis and previous-frame comparison analysis are carried out on current images, and a changed image area in the images is further obtained. The part, close to the billiard table (8), in the changed area is set to be the initial end of the changed area, and the other end is the tail end of the changed area. When the residence time of the tail end in a certain function button area scope of the operation interface is longer than a preset time, it is considered that the button is clicked and selected by a user, and the computer (3) operates the corresponding system function.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a basketball court for playing a basketball game on a relatively rectangular court. Two opposing teams have hoops at opposite ends of the court. Each team includes four active players. Teams score five points by shooting a basketball into the hoop from beyond a five point line. A team scores four points by making a shot from beyond a four point line, but not beyond the five point line. A team scores three points by making a shot from beyond a three point line, but not beyond the four point line. A team scores two points for shots made from in front of the three point line. A team scores one point when an opposing player commits a foul. Each team's points are aggregated over the course of a game and a winner is designated when a team reaches one hundred and one points.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA personal golf training system that has a smart golf ball and a smart golf club that provide wireless signals to a personal, mobile computing device regarding parameters of the golf club and golf ball that are interpreted algorithmically by a software application. The interpretations (results) are stored and visually displayed on the mobile computing device for the golfer in training. It also provides instructive suggestions as how to improve one's mechanics so as to better contact the golf ball. The diagnosis provided looks at numerous parameters such as golf club head swing speed, golf ball contact area, golf ball spin and trajectory. Imbedded in the golf club head and the golf ball are sensors and wireless transmitters reactive to their movement and position. The system can be used to play a normal round of golf, thus instructing the golfer based on his actual play patterns.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTExemplary embodiments are directed to methods for attachment of devices to a swinging instrument, the devices generally including a cover, a base, a chassis, and positive and negative electrical contacts. The base includes a fastening portion and a support portion. The chassis supports a printed circuit board. The devices include a cap configured and dimensioned to mate relative to the support portion of the base. The support portion can support the chassis, the printed circuit board, the positive and negative electrical contacts, and the cap. The cover can be configured and dimensioned to detachably interlock relative to the base. In the mated configuration, the cap and the base can form a battery opening configured and dimensioned to receive therethrough a battery.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA soccer related game wherein one or more players interact with a soccer ball against one or more performance walls within a modular arena of predetermined dimension and spacing. Individual player performance being measured by observed actions within said modular arena among a continuous sequence of interactions between said player, said ball and said one or more performance walls. Said observed actions given a quantifiable value for algorithmic treatment to provide a single quantity value representing relative individual performance and quality of performance.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn dribblefield simulator improves a dribbler's dribbling skills where the invention simulates a partition of a game dribblefield where dynamic negative space exists between players. The dribblefield simulator can be a moving unit mounted on a fixed chassis with a plurality of dribblefield limiting parts mounted on the fixed chassis and a plurality of dribblefield limiting parts mounted on the moving unit. The chassis can also be a moving chassis. An optional dynamic feedback control system can be mounted on either the fixed or moving chassis that can receive signals from a game projectile and from a dribbler and control the moving units. Multiple moving units can be mounted on either the fixed chassis or the moving chassis.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA golf club equipment grouping includes a golf club and a golf club cover. The golf club includes a shaft and a club head attached to the shaft. The golf club cover includes a main body comprising first, second, and upper panels; a sleeve attached to the main body; and a pull member attached to the upper panel of the main body. The pull member in turn includes a first attachment point fixing the pull member to the main body and a second attachment point fixing the pull member to the main body. A body distance, which is the shortest distance between the first attachment point and the second attachment point as measured along the exterior of the main body, is greater than or equal to the minimum upper panel width.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of golf club heads with sole cavity ports are described herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a hollow body portion with a front portion, a toe portion, a top portion, a sole portion, a back portion, and an interior cavity extending between the top and sole portions and between the face and back portions. The front portion may include a face portion having a thickness. The interior cavity may be partially or entirely filled with an elastic polymer material. Other examples and embodiments may be described and claimed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTGolf club heads with trench features are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of golf club face plates with internal cell lattices are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA golf club head includes a first portion joined to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion includes a wall defining an outer boundary of the club head volume, and a support rib extending from the wall to operatively stiffen the first portion. The second portion of the golf club head defines a slot that receives a portion of the support rib, and the support rib is adhered within the slot to join the first portion and the second portion.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA golf club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a crown, a toe, a heel, a sole, a back and a hosel region, located at the intersection of the ball striking face, the heel, the crown and the sole. The body member may have a first cross-section having a first airfoil-shaped surface in the heel. The first cross-section may be oriented at approximately 90° from the centerline of the club head. The body member may have a second cross-section having a second airfoil-shaped surface. The second cross-section may be oriented at approximately 45° or at approximately 70°. The airfoil-shaped surfaces may be defined by spline points or by equations. A golf club including the golf club head is also provided.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system of interchangeable club heads sharing one or more shafts and golf bag for carrying the club heads and one or more shafts. The club heads contain a shaft segment to set club length and a coupler to interconnect to the shaft and grip. The shaft contains an opposite gender coupler. The system is very lightweight and much more portable than a conventional set of golf clubs. It also creates the opportunity for players to match club heads with shafts with differing performance characteristics. Additionally, it solves a problem for golfers using long shafts on putters. These long shafts can now be disassembled for storage and transport.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn adjustable golf club putter head is disclosed herein. The putter head includes a removable alignment feature that can be swapped with a different alignment feature to change the alignment pattern, and a removable divider piece that contrasts with the alignment feature and can be swapped with different divider pieces to affect the cosmetics of the putter head and also adjust the putter head's mass properties.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe night puck has a median plane contiguous with a circumference thereof. The centroid of the puck is located at an intersection of the axis of rotation of the puck with the median plane. A cylindrical cavity extends therein along the natural axis of rotation. This cylindrical cavity has a thin membrane-like bottom wall. A series of holes extend radially along the median plane from the cylindrical cavity to the circumference of the puck. An electronic module is mounted in the cylindrical cavity. This electronic module comprises a battery and has a center of gravity that is located on the centroid of the puck. A push-button switch is held against the membrane-like bottom wall for operation of the switch by a depression of the membrane-like bottom wall. A series of diodes are mounted in the radial holes and are connected to the electronic module, for illuminating rays of lights around the puck.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTGolf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material and preferably has a positive hardness gradient. The intermediate core layer is made of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition. The outer core layer is made of a highly neutralized polymer composition. The inner cover is made of a thermoplastic composition, preferably an ethylene acid copolymer. The thermoplastic ethylene acid copolymer ionomer can have acid groups that are partially or highly neutralized. The outer cover is made of a composition comprising a polyurethane, polyurea, or copolymer or blend thereof. The finished ball has high resiliency and rebounding properties.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn a golf ball having a surface divided by triangular concave sectors, an area of a surface of a sphere is divided into a plurality of areas forming spherical polyhedron and a plurality of dimples are formed for each of the plurality of areas. A triangular concave sector is formed by continuously forming a plurality of triangular concave on each arc along great circles dividing the surface of the sphere into the plurality of areas. A planar shape of each of the plurality of triangular concave is a triangle and the bases of the triangular concaves are arranged on the arc along the great circles. Peaks of adjacent triangular concaves are located at opposite sides with respect to the arc along the great circles.