Athletic shoe with timing device

  • US 5,343,445 A
  • Filed: 07/06/1993
  • Issued: 08/30/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for indicating hang time off the ground and in the air during a jump by a person wearing an athletic shoe, said method comprising the steps:

  • (a) sensing, within said shoe, when said shoe leaves the ground during said jump;

    (b) sensing, within said shoe, when said shoe returns to the ground at the end of said jump; and

    (c) activating a hang time indicator on said shoe during the time interval between said shoe leaving and returning to the ground as sensed in steps (a) and (b), respectively, said indicator providing an indication of hang time in a manner perceptible to said person.

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