Basketball shooting aid
Reuter, Kimberly Marie
DeGarmo, Jason M.
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Boatright, Darron; Reuter, Kimberly M.; DeGarmo, Jason M., inventors. Wichita State University, assignee. Basketball shooting aid. United States patent U.S. 10,589,158. 2020, Mar. 17.
A basketball shooting aid includes a sidewall having an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The upper surface of the sidewall defines an upper orifice and the lower surface of the sidewall defines a lower orifice, wherein the upper orifice has an upper orifice diameter and the lower orifice has a lower orifice diameter. The upper orifice diameter is greater than the lower orifice diameter such that the inner surface defines an intermediate orifice having a continuously tapering diameter, and the lower orifice diameter is substantially similar to the rim diameter of the existing basketball rim. The basketball shooting aid also comprises a shock-absorbing gasket and a damping layer. The shock-absorbing gasket is sandwiched between the sidewall and the existing basketball rim when the basketball shooting aid is retrofitted onto said existing basketball rim.
WSU inventors: Darron Boatright, Director of Athletics, Kimberly Reuter, National Institute for Aviation Research, Jason M. DeGarmo, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Application No. 16/148,777 filed Oct. 1, 2018. Patent No: U.S. 10,589,158 granted Mar. 17, 2020