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Publication numberUS3672673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 27, 1972
Filing dateFeb 11, 1970
Priority dateFeb 11, 1970
Publication numberUS 3672673 A, US 3672673A, US-A-3672673, US3672673 A, US3672673A
InventorsHicks De Voe H
Original AssigneeHicks De Voe H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bowling ball control device
US 3672673 A
Abstract
Bowling ball control device in the form of a strap-type attachment to the bowler's hand. A rotatably adjustable plate on the main portion of the attachment carries a pair of upstanding posts which provide, together with a forward portion of the plate, a seat for a bowling ball. On the palm side of the strap is a palm plate which helps control the pressure of the ball on the hand.
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United States Patent June 27, 1972 Hicks [54] BOWLING BALL CONTROL DEVICE [72] Inventor: De Voe H. Hicks, 500 Foster St., North Canton, Ohio 44720 [22] Filed: Feb. 11, 1970 [211 App]. No.: 10,492

[52] U.S. Cl. ..273/54 B, 2/161 A [51] Int. Cl. ..A63b 71/14 [58] Field ofSearch ..273/54 B; 2/161 A [5 6] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,123,832 3/1964 Kubik ..273/54 B UX Stubbs ..273/54 B X Domenico ....273/54 B X Petti ....273/54 B Primary Examiner-Anton O. Oechsle [57] ABSTRACT Bowling ball control device in the form of a strap-type attachment to the bowlers hand. A rotatably adjustable plate on the main portion of the attachment carries a pair of upstanding posts which provide, together with a forward portion of the plate, a seat for a bowling ball. On the palm sideof the strap is a palm plate which helps control the pressure of the ball on the hand.

2 Claims, 1 Drawing Figure PKTENTEDJum 1912 I I 3,672,675

INVENTORI DE VOE H. HICKS BOWLING BALL CONTROL DEVICE SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of this invention is to provide a bowling ball control device which gives a firm feel of control to the bowler and balances the ball in the bowlers hand during delivery.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a view of the flattened control device with the top plate uppermost;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevation of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a bottom side elevation of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the control device in operative engagement with a bowling ball.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Referring to the drawings in greater detail, the invention is shown herein as embodied in a hand worn device 1 of flexible material. As illustrated in FIG. 1, the device includes a first strap portion extending from the main body adapted to encircle the bowlers wrist and fastened at the back thereof by suitable fastening elements, such as those shown at 2,2. A second strap portion extending from the main body is adapted to encircle the bowlers hand and fastened at the back thereof by fasteners 3,3. A thumb hole is provided at 4. When the device is worn as suggested above, a palm plate 9 on one side of the flexible material is disposed in contact with the bowlers hand. On the opposite side of the flexible material from the palm plate 9 is disposed a top plate 6 having upstanding posts 7,8. A screw 5 secures the top plate 6 and palm plate 9 to each other and to the flexible material. Top plate 6 is rotatably adjustable about screw 5.

Top plate 6 and posts 7,8 can be of one piece construction or the posts may be attached by screws (not shown) to the top plate. It the latter construction were adopted, the height of the posts could be adjusted by substituting posts of different heights. Alterntatively, discs could be inserted under the posts.

The top plate 6 may be made of plastic, rubber, wood or other suitable material.

The control device as illustrated in FIG. 1 is intended to be fitted on a right hand. However, plates 6 and 9 can be reversed to convert the device into a left hand unit.

In use the device is fitted on the hand as above described. The bowling ball is cradled in the hand in the usual manner. When this is done, the ball is engaged by the two posts 7,8 and a forward portion of the top plate 6 as shown'in FIG. 4. The palm plate 9 engages the palm of the bowler and cooperates with the top plate and posts to aid in controlling the ball during delivery.

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1. A bowling aid comprising a flexible main body, strap means extending from the main body adapted to be secured about the wrist and hand of a bowler, means adjustably mounting a plate on the palm portion of the main body, a pair of posts upstanding from said plate, said plate being so dimensioned and said posts being so located and dimensioned that a bowling ball held in the hand of a bowler will make three point contact with said posts and a forward portion of said plate to aid in controlling the ball during delivery thereof.

2. A bowling aid as defined in claim 1 further including a second plate mounted on the palm portion of the main body on the opposite side thereof with respect to said post-carrying plate and cooperating therewith in controlling the ball during delivery thereof.

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Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3123832 *Sep 29, 1960Mar 10, 1964 Bowling glove
US3344436 *Jun 29, 1966Oct 3, 1967Stubbs Frank FPalm padded sports aid
US3421160 *Aug 14, 1967Jan 14, 1969Domenico SalvatoreBowling glove
US3438630 *Feb 21, 1966Apr 15, 1969Petti JosephBowling aid device
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4496151 *Nov 10, 1982Jan 29, 1985Tureaud Aloysius KBowling aid device
Classifications
U.S. Classification473/60, 2/161.6
International ClassificationA63D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63D5/00
European ClassificationA63D5/00