High-strength, lightweight blow-molded plastic basketball backboard

  • US 7,160,215 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2005
  • Issued: 01/09/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A basketball backboard constructed from blow-molded plastic and including a hollow interior portion formed during the blow-molding process, the basketball backboard comprising:

  • a front surface;

    a rear surface spaced apart from the front surface by a distance, at least a portion of the front surface and at least a portion of the rear surface enclosing at least a portion of the hollow interior portion of the backboard; and

    a plurality of depressions integrally formed in the rear surface as part of a unitary, one-piece backboard, each of the plurality of depressions including a height measured from the rear surface to an end of the depression, the depressions having a generally uniform configuration and being disposed in a generally uniform pattern that covers at least a substantial portion of the rear surface, each of the adjacent depressions in the generally uniform pattern of depressions being separated by a distance that is generally equal to or less than three times the distance separating the front surface and the rear surface.

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