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1. (WO2014204431) BASEBALL PITCHING SIMULATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/204431    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/046117
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A63B 69/00
Applicants: GREEN, Everett, L.
POLAND, III, Robert, R.
Inventors: GREEN, Everett, L.
POLAND, III, Robert, R.
Title: BASEBALL PITCHING SIMULATOR
Abstract:
A baseball pitching simulator includes first and second vertical support members. A first adjustment assembly includes a first carriage coupled to a first vertical support member and is movable by a pulley system and first motor. A second adjustment assembly is coupled to the first carriage and movable vertically when the first carriage is moved along the vertical support member. The second adjustment assembly includes pulleys extending laterally between the vertical support members and is coupled to a pitching target. The first and second adjustment assemblies regulate vertical and horizontal positions thereof, respectively. First and second motors actuate movement of the adjustment assemblies. The pitching target includes a pressure sensor to detect impact. The simulator includes a backstop having a vibration sensor to determine when the backstop is impacted. A processor and programming cause the adjustment assemblies to move the pitching target.