Patent Number: 6,167,878

Title: Pneumatic ball tossing device

Abstract: A ball tossing device for batting practice comprises a self-contained, pneumatically controlled and actuated mechanism. The device includes a launcher comprising a pneumatic cylinder and ball carrier and a trough type feeder for sequentially supplying balls to the carrier for tossing. The pneumatic cylinder is actuated by compressed air from a regulated source of compressed air, with timer means which controls actuation of a valve to transmit the compressed air to the cylinder. The cylinder is a single action type with a return spring. The launcher may be angularly variable for non-vertical tosses.

Inventors: Nickerson; Andrew S. (Nova Scotia, CA), Saulnier; Frank (Nova Scotia, CA), Cottreau; Blair (Yarmouth, CA), Ellis; Stanley (Cedar Lk., CA)

Assignee: Nickerson; Andrew S.

International Classification: A63B 69/40 (20060101); A63B 69/00 (20060101); F41B 011/26 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018