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Publication numberUS3778055 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1973
Filing dateJan 17, 1972
Priority dateJan 17, 1972
Publication numberUS 3778055 A, US 3778055A, US-A-3778055, US3778055 A, US3778055A
InventorsH Witkowski
Original AssigneeH Witkowski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ball game
US 3778055 A
Abstract
A rectangular garment with two of its sides extending vertically has two ties at each of its upper and lower corners and two ties midway along each vertical side. There is a pocket near the upper edge of the garment and two near the lower edge. The garment is attached by the ties to the necks, waists and legs of two players who are facing each other. A ball is placed in each of the lower pockets, adjacent the players' knees, and the players attempt to work the balls up between their bodies to the upper pockets adjacent their shoulders.
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United States Patent [1 1 1111 3,778,055

Witkowski 1 ec. 11, 1973 [54] BALL GAME 3,104,877 9/1963 Gross ..273 1 RX 1 mm Hemu-wi'kmki, 5625 we 3:23:53 1113?? $2.???1111111.-.-.,...:::;3:::i:373%}?ii Rd., Erie, Pa. 16511 [221 Filed: Jan. 17, 1972 Primary Examiner-Anton O. Oechsle [52] U.S. C1. 273/1 R, 2/52 [51] Int. Cl. A63f 9/00 [58] Field of Search 873/1 R; 2/48, 51, 2/52 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 849,268 4/1907 Rutenbeck .1 2/51 1,096,297 5/1914 Gage 2/51 UX 1,411,562 4/1922 Christian 2/51 1,451,095 4/1923 Greene 2/51 2,479,956 8/1949 Nash 273/1 R 2,683,880 7/1954 Krigbaum 2/48 2,948,037 8/1960 Bugyi 2/52 x Assistant Examiner-Paul E. Shapiro AttorneyCharles L. Lovercheck [57] ABSTRACT A rectangular garment with two of its sides extending vertically has two ties at each of its upper and lower corners and two ties midway along each vertical side. There is a pocket near the upper edge of the garment and two near the lower edge. The garment is attached by the ties to the necks, waists and. legs of two players who are facing each other. A ball :is placed in each of the lower pockets, adjacent the players knees, and the players attempt to work the balls up between their bo dies to the upper pockets adjacent their shoulders.

3 Claims, 1 Drawing Figure BALL GAME OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the invention to provide an improved game.

Another object of the invention is to provide a game which will have extreme interest and entertainment value.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved parlor game.

With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions, and minor details of contruction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The drawing shows a front view of the garment in place on two players for playing the game according to the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING Now with more particular reference to the drawing, the drawing shows a uniform or garment attached to two players 11 and 12. The garment has tie strings 13 and 14 for attaching to the necks of players 11 and 12. The strings are attached to the edges of the garment at 15 and 16, respectively.

The garment, which may be in the form of a fabric sheet, extends down to about the knees of the players and terminates at the lower end 17. There may be a short slit at the lower end, forming bifurcated portions 31 and 32. The strings l8 and 19 are attached to the I lower part of the garment. The garment has a pocket 20 attached to the upper central part by sewing, heat sealing, or the like.

The garment may be made of a sheet of plastic material, or it could be made of fabric, or any material available. However, a smooth plastic materialis preferable.

The balls 34 may be approximately the size of tennis balls and are preferably made with a slippery outside surface, such as polyethylene.

In playing the game, a ball will be placed in each of the pockets 21 and 22. The parties will face each other and move toward each other and try to move one of the balls between the right leg of the player 11 and the left leg of the player 12, for example, while the ball 14 will be supported between the left leg of the player 11 and the right leg of the player 12. The parties will then maneuver their bodies to roll the balls upward and maneuver their bodies until the balls are both deposited in the pocket 20. This game will have extreme interest and requires a great deal of skill and results in a great deal of enjoyment and entertainment for all parties concerned. The game can be carried out by supporting the ball by other means at about knee-height, maneuvering the ball to shoulder height by two persons.

The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the appended claims.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is calimed are defined as follows:

1. A game comprising a garment made of a relatively thin sheetlike material and having a length substantially equal to the length to extend from the shoulders to the knees of players,

the garment being generally rectangular in shape and having first tie means comprising four corner means for attaching each upper corner of the garment to the neck of the players,

second tie means attached to an intermediate part of the garment for tying around thewaists of the players,

and third tie means for attaching the lower corners of the garment for attaching to the knees of the play ers,

a pocket attached to the upper central part of the garment,

said garment being adapted to be supported on two players, whereby a ball may be maneuvered from the knees of the players up into the pocket.

2. The game recited in claim ll wherein a second pocket is supported on said garment adjacent the lower part of the said garment on said garment, whereby a ball may be supported.

3. A process of carrying out a game with a ball comprising the steps of:

a. Supporting said ball at approximately knee height;

b. Maneuvering said ball from said first support between and in contact with the bodies of two players vertically from said supported position; and

c. Continuing maneuvering said ball into a support at approximately shoulder height. l

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4765748 *Mar 12, 1986Aug 23, 1988Fidalgo Loren CBody contact game
US5082289 *Nov 5, 1990Jan 21, 1992Paranto Steve ARebound game garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/453, 2/52
International ClassificationA63F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F2250/49, A63F7/38
European ClassificationA63F7/38