Luminous game balls

  • US 5,102,131 A
  • Filed: 07/24/1990
  • Issued: 04/07/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/24/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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First Claim
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1. An internally lighted playball comprising:

  • a. a translucent inflatable sphere made of a pliable material;

    b. a pliable, diametrical, light-passing shaft integrally molded to said sphere and made of the same material as said sphere;

    c. one removably covered opening to said shaft at said sphere'"'"'s surface;

    d. a fully removable, well-balanced, chemically energized illumination device with two or more light bulbs;

    e. means for firmly securing said illumination device inside said pliable shaft such that its center of gravity coincides fairly closely with that of said sphere;

    f. handle means for reseating and removing said illumination device;

    g. separate on-off toggle switch means for activating said light bulbs;

    h. self-sealing inflation valve.

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