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1. WO2003002209 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING A GOLF BALL AT A TARGET

Publication Number WO/2003/002209
Publication Date 09.01.2003
International Application No. PCT/CA2002/001000
International Filing Date 28.06.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 22.01.2003
IPC
A63B 37/00 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
37Solid balls; Marbles
A63B 43/00 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
43Balls with special arrangements
A63B 47/02 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
47Devices for handling or treating balls
02for picking-up
A63B 57/00 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
57Golfing accessories
A63B 63/00 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
63Targets or goals for ball games
A63B 67/02 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
67Sporting games or accessories therefor, not provided for in groups A63B1/-A63B65/119
02Special golf games, e.g. miniature golf
CPC
A63B 2024/0037
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
24Electric or electronic controls for exercising apparatus of preceding groups; ; Controlling or monitoring of exercises, sportive games, training or athletic performances
0021Tracking a path or terminating locations
0037on a target surface or at impact on the ground
A63B 2024/004
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
24Electric or electronic controls for exercising apparatus of preceding groups; ; Controlling or monitoring of exercises, sportive games, training or athletic performances
0021Tracking a path or terminating locations
0037on a target surface or at impact on the ground
004Multiple detectors or sensors each defining a different zone
A63B 2102/32
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
2102Application of clubs, bats, rackets or the like to the sporting activity ; ; particular sports involving the use of balls and clubs, bats, rackets, or the like
32Golf
A63B 2220/803
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
2220Measuring of physical parameters relating to sporting activity
80Special sensors, transducers or devices therefor
803Motion sensors
A63B 2220/805
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
2220Measuring of physical parameters relating to sporting activity
80Special sensors, transducers or devices therefor
805Optical or opto-electronic sensors
A63B 2220/806
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
2220Measuring of physical parameters relating to sporting activity
80Special sensors, transducers or devices therefor
806Video cameras
Applicants
  • AINSWORTH, Clifford, L. [CA]/[CA]
  • LEACH, Robert, G. [CA]/[CA]
Inventors
  • AINSWORTH, Clifford, L.
  • LEACH, Robert, G.
Agents
  • EDWARDS, Antony, C.
Priority Data
60/301,47329.06.2001US
60/336,09806.12.2001US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING A GOLF BALL AT A TARGET
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL D'IDENTIFICATION UNIQUE D'UNE BALLE DE GOLF SUR UNE CIBLE
Abstract
(EN) An apparatus for uniquely identifying a golf ball at a target includes a simulated golfing green having one or multiple target area apertures therein. A ball collector is mounted under each aperture. A ball identification means cooperates with the ball collector for identifying uniquely identified game balls from non-uniquely identified golf balls and transmits identity information corresponding to each game ball of the game balls to a remote processing station for correlating the identity of a golfer with the identity information. A surveillance means cooperates with the first target area so as to provide for remote monitoring of the first target area. A first signal means is provided for signalling the golfer and a remote monitor when a uniquely identified game ball has entered the aperture. A first sensor means is provided for detecting when a uniquely identified game ball lands in the first target area and for signalling the golfer and a remote monitor upon such detection.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil permettant l'identification unique d'une balle de golf sur une cible comportant un green de golf simulé pourvu d'un ou de plusieurs trous sur des zones cibles. Un collecteur de balles est placé sous chaque trou. Un système d'identification de balles coopère avec le collecteur de balles pour identifier les balles de jeu identifiées de façon unique à partir de balles de golf identifiées de façon non unique et transmet les informations d'identité correspondant à chaque balle de golf parmi lesdites balles de golf à un poste de traitement distant pour mettre en corrélation l'identité du golfeur avec les informations d'identité. Un dispositif de surveillance coopère avec la première zone cible pour assurer la surveillance à distance de la première zone cible. Un premier dispositif de signal permet d'avertir le golfeur et un moniteur distant lorsqu'une balle de jeu à identification unique entre dans le trou. Un premier capteur permet de détecter la présence de la balle de jeu identifiée de façon unique sur la première zone cible et d'avertir le golfeur et le moniteur distant de cette détection.
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