Title:
Target assembly having a displaying device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A target game includes a target member having two films each of which has a center conductive member, and one or more ring-shaped conductive members. A spacer panel is disposed between the films and has a number of openings for allowing the conductive members to be contacted with each other. A plate is disposed in front of the films and has a center portion and one or more ring portions. The conductive members may be contacted with each other when the spacer panel is compressed and when a ball hit onto the plate. The target member is supported in a frame with four cables.



Inventors:
Chou, Jason (Taiping City, TW)
Application Number:
09/791955
Publication Date:
08/29/2002
Filing Date:
02/26/2001
Assignee:
CHOU JASON
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41J5/044; (IPC1-7): F41J5/04; F41J5/00
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, MARK S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CHARLES E. BAXLEY (New York, NY, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A target assembly comprising: a target member including: two films each having a center conductive member, and at least one ring-shaped conductive member provided around said center conductive member, a spacer panel disposed between said films and including a plurality of openings formed therein and aligned with said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films, for allowing said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films to be contacted with each other when said spacer panel is compressed, and a plate disposed in front of said films and including a center portion located corresponding to said center conductive members of said films, and including at least one ring portion located corresponding to said at least one ring-shaped conductive member of said films, said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films being allowed to be contacted with each other when said spacer panel is compressed and when a ball hit onto said plate.

2. The target assembly according to claim 1, wherein said films each includes a margin formed between said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films, said plate includes at least one non-conductive ring element disposed between said center portion and said at least one ring portion of said plate and aligned with said margin of said films.

3. The target assembly according to claim 1, wherein said films and said spacer panel and said plate of said target member include four corners, said target assembly further includes a frame, and four cables coupled between said corners of said films and said spacer panel and said plate and said frame for securing said target member to said frame.

4. The target assembly according to claim 3 further comprising four fasteners secured to said corners of said films and said spacer panel and said plate, said fasteners each including an orifice formed therein for threading said cables respectively.

5. The target assembly according to claim 1 further comprising a displaying device, a detecting device coupled to said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films for detecting a contact of said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films, said displaying device being provided for displaying the contact of said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films means.

6. The target assembly according to claim 5 further comprising means for coupling said detecting device to said displaying device.

7. The target assembly according to claim 5, wherein said displaying device includes a displaying screen for showing the location of the contact of said center and said at least one ring-shaped conductive members of said films.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a target, and more particularly to a target assembly having a displaying device.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] Typical targets are disposed far away from the users who may not clearly see the striking or the location of the balls onto the targets and who should go closer to the targets to clear see the striking or the location of the balls onto the targets after the user has shot many balls or many times of the balls. The user may not see the targets right after each shot of the ball.

[0005] The present invention has arisen to mitigate and/or obviate the afore-described disadvantages of the conventional targets.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a target assembly having a displaying device for displaying and showing the striking of the ball onto the target member and for allowing the user to correct the striking of the ball right away.

[0007] In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a target assembly comprising a target member including two films each having a center conductive member, and at least one ring-shaped conductive member provided around the center conductive member, a spacer panel disposed between the film and including a plurality of openings formed therein and aligned with the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films, for allowing the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films to be contacted with each other when the spacer panel is compressed, and a plate disposed in front of the films and including a center portion located corresponding to the center conductive members of the films, and including at least one ring portion located corresponding to the ring-shaped conductive member of the films. The center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films are allowed to be contacted with each other when the spacer panel is compressed and when a ball hit onto the plate.

[0008] The films each includes a margin formed between the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films, the plate includes at least one non-conductive ring element disposed between the center portion and the ring portion of the plate and aligned with the margin of the films.

[0009] The films and the spacer panel and the plate of the target member include four corners, the target assembly further includes a frame, and four cables coupled between the corners of the films and the spacer panel and the plate and the frame for securing the target member to the frame.

[0010] Four fasteners are further provided and secured to the corners of the films and the spacer panel and the plate, the fasteners each includes an orifice formed therein for threading the cables respectively.

[0011] A displaying device is further provided, a detecting device is coupled to the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films for detecting a contact of the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films, the displaying device is provided for displaying the contact of the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films means.

[0012] A device is further provided for coupling the detecting device to the displaying device or for transmitting the detected signals of the detecting device to the displaying device.

[0013] The displaying device includes a displaying screen for showing the location of the contact of the center and the ring-shaped conductive members of the films.

[0014] Further objectives and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a careful reading of a detailed description provided hereinbelow, with appropriate reference to accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0015] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a target device of a target assembly in accordance with the present invention;

[0016] FIG. 2 is an exploded view of a target member;

[0017] FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the operation of the target assembly;

[0018] FIG. 4 is a plane view illustrating the displaying device of the target assembly; and

[0019] FIG. 5 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 3, illustrating the other embodiment of the target assembly.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0020] Referring to the drawings, and initially to FIGS. 1-3, a target assembly in accordance with the present invention comprises a target device (FIG. 1) including a target member 10 to be supported in a frame 30 with cables 24, wires, threads, ropes or the like. For example, four cables 24 are coupled to the four corners of the target member 10 and are coupled to the four corners of the frame 30 for stably and resiliently securing the target member 10 to the frame 30.

[0021] As best shown in FIG. 2, the target member 10 includes a front plate 15, a rear board 16, two films 17 disposed between the plate 15 and the board 16, and a partition or a spacer panel 18 disposed between the films 17. Four fasteners 23 are secured to the corners of the plate 15 and the board 16 and the films 17 and the panel 18 for securing the plate 15 and the board 16 and the films 17 and the panel 18 together. The fasteners 23 each includes an orifice 26 formed therein for threading the cables 24 and for allowing the target member 10 to be solidly secured to the frame 30. The front plate 15 includes a center portion 12 and one or more concentric ring portions 13, 14 formed around the center portion 12 thereof and separated by nonconductive ring elements 11. The center portion 12 and the ring portions 13, 14 of the plate 15 are preferably applied with different colors.

[0022] The films 17 each includes an electric conductive circuit or member 170 disposed in the center portion thereof corresponding to the center portion 12 of the plate 15, and each includes one or more concentric ring-shaped conductive circuit or members 171 formed around the center conductive member 170 and separated by margins 173 that have no conductive members provided therein. The ring-shaped conductive members 171 are located corresponding to the ring portions 13, 14 of the plate 15. The spacer panel 18 includes a number of holes or openings 181 formed therein and provided between the conductive members 170, 171 of the films 17 for allowing the conductive members 170, 171 of the films 17 to be contacted with each other when a ball 70, 80 (FIGS. 3, 5) hits onto the target member 10. The ring elements 11 are engaged in the margins 173 of the film 17 for separating the conductive members 170, 171 of the film 17 that is located close to the plate 15 from each other and for preventing the conductive members 170, 171 of the front film 17 from being contacted with each other.

[0023] The spacer panel 18 is preferably made of deformable or compressible materials, such as the spongy materials, for allowing the spacer panel 18 to be compressed and for allowing the conductive members 170, 171 of the films 17 to be contacted with each other when a ball hits onto the target member 10. The conductive members 170, 171 are preferably the printed circuits or the like.

[0024] One or more sensors or detecting devices 19 or the like are coupled to the conductive members 170, 173 for sensing or for detecting whether the conductive members 170, 173 are contacted with each other not. The detecting devices 19 may be coupled to a displaying device 50 with an electric wire 51 or the like. The displaying device 50 includes a displaying screen 52 for showing the locations or the positions 53 of the striking or the hit of the ball 70, 80 onto the target member 10.

[0025] In operation, as shown in FIG. 3, when the ball 70 is hit and stricken onto the target member 10, the conductive members 170, 171 of the films 17 may be forced to be contacted with each other in order to form a short-circuit or to generate a signal which may be detected by the detecting devices 19 and may be sent and displayed on the displaying screen 52 of the displaying device 50. The user may view the location or the hit of the ball 70 onto the target member 10 right away after each shot, and may thus correct his striking posture right away after each shot.

[0026] Referring next to FIG. 5, the signal generated by the contact of the conductive members 170, 171 and/or detected by the detecting devices 19 may be directly transmitted to the displaying device 50 with a remote control device or an emitting-and-receiver device. The

[0027] Accordingly, the target assembly in accordance with the present invention includes a displaying device for displaying and showing the striking of the ball onto the target member and for allowing the user to correct the striking of the ball right away.

[0028] Although this invention has been described with a certain degree of particularity, it is to be understood that the present disclosure has been made by way of example only and that numerous changes in the detailed construction and the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.





 
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