Title:
Baseball catcher adjustable seat with attached moving protective barrier and leg guards with detachable under-seat carrier/storage device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This is a new padded adjustable seat with attached movable protective see-through screen barrier, and removable leg guards, as to guard the seated person from serious injury, from objects, such as baseballs propelled at the seated person behind the see-through movable guard, by human or machine generated inertia. Variable degrees of lateral movement of the attached see-through barrier enable the seated person to extend outward reached arm and hand, with or without a baseball glove over the hand, with minimal effort as to move the see-through guard with the arm across body and in front of the barrier. The barrier screen will return to original upright oriented position. The see-through barrier, having adjustable receptors, would enable additional attachments as to provide additional protective surface area.



Inventors:
Butler, Charles Gary (Benicia, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/904707
Publication Date:
04/03/2008
Filing Date:
09/28/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C7/62
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Primary Examiner:
EDELL, JOSEPH F
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Charles G Butler Jr (Benicia, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed as being new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent of the U.S. is as follows:

1. A new see-through movable protective barrier attached to the seating device with spring mechanism enabling barrier to return to upright position; a. a see-through barrier composed of such a strong material, as to protect a seated person from serious injury, from objects propelled with inertia created by human or machine origin, traveling up to 100 miles per hour; b. an attached movable see-through barrier easily moved laterally in left or rightward orientation of the seated person behind the barrier, returning to the original upright position by spring mechanism, having lower side receptors as to accept removable additional guards c. the legs of the protective barrier chair of claim 1 would be adjustable telescopically d. the legs of the protective barrier chair of claim 1 would have a removable lower storage area e. the legs of the protective barrier chair of claim 1 would have optional removable fittings to accept removable device that would hold an electronic radar detecting device as to measure the speed of on-coming propelled ball at the seated person f. the legs of the protective barrier chair of claim 1 could fold inward for ease of storage and transporting the device g. the spring device mounting the protective screen barrier to the chair could have a pivot hinge at a ninety degree angle to the axis of the spring, enabling the screen to fold towards the bench of the seat for ease of storage or transporting this device

2. The protective barrier would be constructed from rigid durable lightweight tubing that could be composed of various materials strong enough to support the structure attached to the spring hinge and the chair 2a. the tubing of claim 2 would be covered with padding material as to make contact with the body softer to the touch 2b. the main screening structure of claim 2 would be composed of such durable flexible material as not to be broken through after being struck with a baseball propelled up to 100 miles per hour

Description:

I hereby claim the priority of earlier filed provisional application No. 60/847,436 filed Sep. 28, 2006.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to sports, specifically the field of baseball.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Background Information for this Invention

Playing catch with my son's in our backyard in June 2006, I sat on a milk crate to catch pitches thrown by my son. At that point, I felt a chair could be made to catch pitches and protect from errantly thrown or missed catches.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

This invention is a new convenient protection system designed to enable a larger population of people to “play catch” in a seated position, while being protected by a movable barrier. In view of the probability of being injured by getting hit with an “errant” baseball, this inventing would add an extra form of protection that has not been used. Therefore I have broadly outlined the embodiment of this invention for this purpose.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the most important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of the invention that will be better described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the detail of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which is disclosure based, may readily be utilized as a basis of designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

Furthermore, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public in generally and especially the scientists, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent and legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the claims, nor is it intended to be limited as to the scope of the invention in any way.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved seat and movable guard. It is another object of the present invention to provide a new chair with attached see-through guard which may be easily and efficiently manufactures and marketed.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a new chair with attached movable see-through guard which is of durable and reliable construction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the first embodiment of the front aspect of the chair and attached see-through movable guard with attached leg and knee guards on either side. At the bottom of the chair is the attached carrier and adjustable legs of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of a second embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view from above of the third embodiment of the invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In general terms, this invention is a padded contoured bench-type seat. Attached is a pivot-type spring and brace attached to a see-through protective barrier, which moves from side to side in the lateral aspect of the seated person. It is made of durable material as to protect the seated person.