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1. (WO2017172931) BALL RETURN DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/172931    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/024771
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A63B 47/02
A63B 63/08
A63B 69/40
Applicants: APQS, LLC
Inventors: MOORE, Nathaniel
MOORE, Mike
Title: BALL RETURN DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING
Abstract:
A device and method for aiding in the practice of basketball and other games that require a ball to be returned to a player in order to perform repetitive practice routines. The device generally includes a ball catching component and a ball ejection component. The ball catching component catches balls thrown by the player and delivers them to the ball ejection component so that the ball ejection component has a continuous supply of balls. The invention includes a means for tracking a predetermined color worn by a player on the court and returning the ball toward the player's current position after a predetermined triggering event has occurred.