Patent Number: 6,254,502

Title: Weighting system for sports balls and hitting implements

Abstract: Closure members are provided at the opposite ends of a hollow casing. Shock absorbers are confined within the casing by the closure members. A weight is disposed within the casing between the shock absorbers. The weight may be defined by a plurality of granules confined within an enclosure in the casing between the shock absorbers. Alternatively, the weight may be defined by a solid member. The casing may be in the shape of a baseball bat. Alternatively, a tube may be disposed within the casing and may be closed by the end caps. The shock absorbers and the weight may be confined within the tube by the end caps. The arrangement described above may also be provided in different types of balls. For example, end caps may be provided at the opposite ends of a hollow main body shaped to define the central portion of a football. Shock absorbers may be disposed with the hollow main body at positions interior to the end caps. A weight may be disposed within the hollow main body between the shock absorbers. The weight may be solid or formed from granules. Stoppers may be disposed in the hollow main body between the shock absorbers and the end caps. The stoppers may be glued at first ends to the shock absorbers and at second ends to the end caps.

Inventors: Becker; Roland (Jungwat Phrae, TH)

Assignee: Sport Fun, Inc.

International Classification: A63B 43/00 (20060101); A63B 59/06 (20060101); A63B 49/00 (20060101); A63B 59/00 (20060101); A63B 43/04 (20060101); A63B 043/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018