We discussed the patents related to football in our previous patents. However, there are so many cool patents in every sport! So this week, we will be discussing some of the baseball related patents!
The baseball is one of the most distinguishable balls in sports. One patent related to the baseball is U.S. patent no. 1,502,784 (“‘784 patent”), which is titled “baseball cover.” The way the baseball is put together and its specific shape allows it to not only to be struck by a baseball bat, but also allows it to be caught by the baseball mitt as well. The specification of the ‘784 patent specifically states that the invention relates to “baseball covers and has for its object the provision of a device for eliminating the rough and raised edges where the two leather members forming the complete cover are sewed together.”
To read the entire ‘784 patent, click here.
The Baseball Bat
The baseball is just as important as the baseball itself. Although there are several different patents covering different types of bats, we will be looking at one patent in particular, which is U.S. patent no. 2,967,710 (“‘710 patent”) and is titled as “bat.” The specification of the ‘710 patent discloses an invention relating to “a baseball bat equipped with means to improve the strength, efficiency and reliability thereof without change in the usual normal Overall dimensions of Said bat.” In other words, the ‘710 patent discloses how to improve the baseball’s strength, efficiency and reliability while keeping its dimensions consistent with normal bats.
To read the entire patent on the 681 patent, click here.
The Baseball Mitt
The baseball mitt is also another icon item found in the sport of baseball. U.S. patent no. 2,625,686 (“‘686 patent”), which is titled “baseball mitt,” discloses an invention for (you guessed it) a baseball mitt. However, the baseball mitt disclosed in the ‘686 patent looks a bit different from the modern day baseball mitt. The ‘686 patent discloses an invention “wherein the baseball mitt is characterized by the formation of a thumb pocket, a pocket spaced therefrom and designed to accommodate the four fingers, and an intermediate glove projection which constitutes a backstop for the ball receiving pocket of the mitt.” So unlike the modern day glove where there is a pocket for each of the fingers, the baseball mitt covered by the ‘686 patent covers a mitt where there is a pocket for the thumb and another pocket for the four fingers.
To read the entire patent on the ‘686 patent, click here.
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