Title:
Kick Toy for developing hand-eye-foot coordination skills
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A kick toy that is used to help the user develop hand-eye-foot coordination skills. This is accomplished by giving the user the opprtunity to control the inflatable ball with the elastic cord that is attached to the ball. The inflatable ball is connected to a plastic plug which is inserted into the ball sealing the ball after the ball is inflated. The plastic plug is then connected to an elastic cord which is also connected to a swivel or hook device. The Swivel or hook device is then connected to a metal grommet with is mounted to the hook and loop wristband. The hook and loop wristband it then wraped around the users wrist and closed using the hook and loop material. The user then kickes the ball away from him or herself. The elastic cord causes the ball to return to the user. This can be repeated to long periods of time. This invention eliminates the frustration of retrieving the ball time after time and allows the user to spend more time developing their hand-eye-foot coordination skills.



Inventors:
Jones, David John (Falmouth, ME, US)
Application Number:
10/708135
Publication Date:
08/11/2005
Filing Date:
02/09/2004
Assignee:
BUNJEEZ (521 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth, ME, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
473/425, 473/446
International Classes:
A63B67/20; A63B69/00; (IPC1-7): A63B69/00; A63B67/20
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
David John Jones (521 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth, ME, 04105, US)
Claims:
1. A kick toy that is used to help the user develop hand-eye-foot coordination skills. This is accomplished by giving the user the opportunity to control the inflatable ball with the elastic cord that is attached to the ball. The inflatable ball is connected to a plastic plug which is inserted into the ball sealing the ball after the ball is inflated. The plastic plug is then connected to an elastic cord which is also connected to a swivel or hook device. The Swivel or hook device is then connected to a metal grommet with is mounted to the hook and loop wristband. The hook and loop wristband it then wrapped around the users wrist and closed using the hook and loop material. The user then kicks the ball away from him or herself. The elastic cord causes the ball to return to the user. This can be repeated to long periods of time. This invention eliminates the frustration of retrieving the ball time after time and allows the user to spend more time developing their hand-eye-foot coordination skills.

2. Inflatable ball connected to plastic plug.

3. Plastic plug is inserted into the ball.

4. Plastic Plug is connected to a elastic cord.

5. Elastic Cord is also connected to a swivel device or hook.

6. Swivel device or hook connects to a hook and loop wristband with or without a metal grommet.

7. Wristband is connected to the wrist pf person using the ball then is kicked.

8. Ball will go away from person using it and come back to be kicked again.

9. This can be repeated over and over since ball is connected to an elastic cord forcing the ball to recoil.

10. Person can control the ball since the cord that is connected to the ball is also connected to the wristband that is connected to the wrist allowing the person to direct the ball to where they want it to come back to.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

Children typically have to utilize a standard soccer ball regardless of age. This device is lightweight and allows children of ages 6 or older to play with the ball and not have to retrieve it. They can attach the ball to their wrist using the hook and loop wristband and play with the ball for hours without getting frustrated retrieving the ball. The Kick-It invention will help them develop hand-eye-foot coordination skills and provide hours of fun.

This invention eliminates chasing after the ball and gives the person using the opportunity to spend more time developing their coordination skills.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

Briefly stated, this invention allows children develop their skills while at the same time have a lot of fun. This device is lightweight and allows children of ages 6 or older to play with the ball and not have to retrieve it. They can attach the ball to their wrist using the hook and loop wristband and play with the ball for hours without getting frustrated retrieving the ball. The Kick-It invention will help them develop hand-eye-foot coordination skills and provide hours of fun.

This invention eliminates chasing after the ball and gives the person using the opportunity to spend more time developing their coordination skills.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

1. Inflatable ball

2. Plug insert to seal the ball once inflated as well as connect it to the elastic cord with a sealed connection.

3. Elastic cord which is approximately 60 inches long that also connects to the swivel or hook device also with a sealed connection.

4. Swivel or hook device that is connected to metal grommet mounted in wristband.

5. Wristband that is wrapped around wrist and closed using hook and loop material has metal grommet inserted in wristband material which is connected to the elastic cord using a sealed connection

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SEQUENCES

1. The invention consists of an inflatable ball which is connected to a plastic plug that seals the ball once inflated.

2. Plug connects to the elastic cord with sealed connection.

3. Elastic cord which also is connected to a swivel or hook device with a sealed connection.

4. The swivel or hook device is then connected to the metal grommet that is attached to the hook and loop wristband.

5. The wristband is connected to the person using the invention on their wrist by closing the hook and loop around the wrist.

6. The user then can kick the ball away.

7. The elastic cord will make the ball come back so the it can be kicked again.

8. This can be done for long periods of time providing enjoyment as well as helping the user develop their hand-eye-foot coordination skills. The user can control the ball since the cord that is connected to the ball is also connected to the wristband that is connected to the wrist allows the user to direct the ball to where they want it to come back to.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention relates to an inflatable ball connected to elastic cord connected to a plastic plug inserted into the ball and also connected to a swivel device or hook that connects to a hook and loop wristband with or without a metal grommet. Wristband is connected to the wrist of person using the ball then is kicked. The ball when kicked will go away from person using it and come back to be kicked again. This can be repeated over and over since ball is connected to an elastic cord forcing the ball to recoil. Person can control the ball since the cord that is connected to the ball is also connected to the wristband that is connected to the wrist allowing the person to direct the ball to where they want it to come back to.