US 9,808,692 B2
Ball including one or more sensors to improve pitching performance
Jeffrey Kyle Greenwalt, Gilbertsville, PA (US); Jeffrey Neal Frye, Harleysville, PA (US); Richard Joseph Finn, Harleysville, PA (US); Thomas Jay Nace, Telford, PA (US); Aidan Conner Frye, Harleysville, PA (US); and Isaac Brady Frye, Harleysville, PA (US)
Filed by Jeffrey Kyle Greenwalt, Gilbertsville, PA (US); Jeffrey Neal Frye, Harleysville, PA (US); Richard Joseph Finn, Harleysville, PA (US); Thomas Jay Nace, Telford, PA (US); Aidan Conner Frye, Harleysville, PA (US); and Isaac Brady Frye, Harleysville, PA (US)
Filed on Jun. 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/730,906.
Prior Publication US 2016/0354665 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. A63B 71/06 (2006.01); A63B 69/00 (2006.01); A63B 37/12 (2006.01); A63B 39/08 (2006.01); A63B 43/00 (2006.01); A63B 43/06 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01); G09B 19/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)
CPC A63B 69/0002 (2013.01) [A63B 37/12 (2013.01); A63B 39/08 (2013.01); A63B 43/004 (2013.01); A63B 43/06 (2013.01); A63B 71/0619 (2013.01); G06F 19/3481 (2013.01); G09B 19/0038 (2013.01); A63B 2037/125 (2013.01); A63B 2069/0006 (2013.01); A63B 2071/0625 (2013.01); A63B 2071/0658 (2013.01); A63B 2208/0204 (2013.01); A63B 2220/20 (2013.01); A63B 2220/24 (2013.01); A63B 2220/30 (2013.01); A63B 2220/35 (2013.01); A63B 2220/40 (2013.01); A63B 2220/44 (2013.01); A63B 2220/51 (2013.01); A63B 2220/53 (2013.01); A63B 2220/56 (2013.01); A63B 2220/803 (2013.01); A63B 2220/833 (2013.01); A63B 2225/20 (2013.01); A63B 2225/50 (2013.01); A63B 2243/007 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0025 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0037 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0054 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0066 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0639 (2013.01)] 32 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A ball, comprising:
an inner spherical portion comprising:
at least one inertial measurement unit;
at least one processor; and
communications circuitry;
an outer spherical portion that surrounds the inner spherical portion;
a first cover portion and a second cover portion;
at least one pressure sensor located beneath at least one of: the first cover portion and the second cover portion; and
a plurality of stitches that join the first cover portion and the second cover portion together such that the first cover portion and the second cover portion surround the outer spherical portion, wherein:
the at least one processor is operable to capture an output from the at least one inertial measurement unit in response to an absence of pressure being detected by the at least one pressure sensor.