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Summary for Patent: 7,850,554
Title:Apparatus for deterring modification of sports equipment
Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for playing ball sports including softball. More particularly, the present invention relates to an apparatus for deterring the modification of ball bats. The bat comprises a barrel, a sweet spot, a transition area, a handle, and an end knob. Within the barrel are found supports used to reinforce the structural integrity of the bat to deter users from crushing the bat, causing the bat to fall outside the legal classification of bats allowed by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). The supports are made out of a lightweight durable composition. The supports are held in place by a retaining member. Multiple supports and retaining members may be used.
Inventor(s): Burger; George W. (Rocklin, CA)
Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co. (Louisville, KY)
Application Number:12/315,485
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 7,850,554

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Emergent Biosolutions Canada Inc. BAT botulism antitoxin heptavalent LIQUID 125462 1 2013-03-01   Start Trial Hillerich & Bradsby Co. (Louisville, KY) 2027-12-03 search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

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