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Publication numberUS3463492 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1969
Filing dateOct 11, 1966
Priority dateOct 11, 1966
Publication numberUS 3463492 A, US 3463492A, US-A-3463492, US3463492 A, US3463492A
InventorsWhite Ellsworth J
Original AssigneeWhite Ellsworth J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball bat having blades extending outwardly therefrom
US 3463492 A
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Aug. 26, 1969 E. J. WHITE 3,463,492

. BASEBALL BAT HAVING BLADES EXTENDING OUTWARDLY THEREFROM Filed Oct. 11, 1966 INVENTO, .'II Q.

United States Patent U.S. Cl. 273-72 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A plurality of elongated blades are secured to a bat such that the blades extend outwardly from the striking surface of the bat.

This invention relates to an attachment for ball bats of all sizes commonly used as a means of propelling a ball by striking, or hitting, said ball by human propulsion of the ball bat.

The principal object of the invention is to provide the propeller of a ball bat toward a ball, with the intention of making contact between both, tohave a means of ascertaining if the direction of the propulsion of the ball bat toward the ball was accurate for making the contact with the ball desired by the propeller.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device having dual blades, or appendages, attached at, or near, the end of a ball bat which is the end opposite to the end held by a propeller when propelling a ball bat toward a ball. Said blades, or appendages, are attached longitudinally with reference to the length of a ball bat and each of the blades, or appendages, are attached so as to be in a position of being opposite to each other.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will enable the propeller of a ball bat to determine, when propelling a ball bat with the intention of striking, or hitting, a ball, if the point of contact, if contact is made, was on the ball bat, or, on the attachment which is this invention.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will make discernable to the propeller of a ball bat, when propelling a ball bat toward a ball and contact is made with the ball, if the contact was made by the ball bat striking, or hitting, the ball, or, if contact was made by the attachment which is this invention.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will enable the propeller of a ball bat toward a ball and contact between them is made, to ascertain the distance by which contact with the ball bat was avoided if contact is made on the attachment which is this invention, the distance being determined by the size of the attachment.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 is a side elevation-a1 view of the bat;

FIG. 2 is a view in section taken along line 22 of FIGURE 1 elevation view thereof; and

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof.

A plurality of blades, or appendages, 11 and 12 are attached to a ball bat 10 longitudinally with reference to the length of the ball bat and extend vertically away from opposite surfaces of the ball bat as shown on the drawings.

I claim:

1. In combination; a plurality of flat members having lateral edges, one lateral edge being of greater length than others of said lateral edges, and a ball bat of conventional size and shape, said members being attached to said ball bat, at a point remote from the handle of said bat by said one lateral edge, along the longitudinal axis of said bat, said members extending outwardly away from the surface of said ball bat.

2. The combination in accordance with claim 1 wherein said members are positioned in planes substantially normal to the surface of said ball bat.

3. The combination in accordance with claim 1 wherein the angular spacing between said members is equal.

4. The combination in accordance with claim 1 wherein there are two said members positioned so as to extend outwardly from said ball bat in opposite directions.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,724,211 11/1955 Bloom 46-79 2,944,820 7/1960 Paullus 273-72 2,895,737 7/ 1959 Blees 27372 XR FOREIGN PATENTS 11,364 1886 Great Britain.

ANTON O. OECHSLE, Primary Examiner P. E. SHAPIRO, Assistant Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R, 273-26

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/453
International ClassificationA63B59/00, A63B59/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2059/065, A63B59/06
European ClassificationA63B59/06