Football sensing

  • US 10,398,945 B2
  • Filed: 05/01/2017
  • Issued: 09/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A football sensing system comprising:

  • an American-style football extending along a longitudinal axis and having a maximum transverse dimension defining a transverse axis, the football having a bladder and a cover about the bladder;

    at least one accelerometer carried by the football between the bladder and the cover to sense acceleration of the football along at least a first axis, the accelerometer sized to sense a predetermined maximum value of acceleration in the first axis, the accelerometer being positioned within the football in a first position with the first axis of the accelerometer angled with respect to the longitudinal axis of the football, the accelerometer in the first position being capable of measuring acceleration values in a direction in line with or parallel to the longitudinal axis of the football that are greater than the predetermined maximum value of acceleration in the first axis.

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