Bladder

  • US 8,231,487 B2
  • Filed: 05/11/2010
  • Issued: 07/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A bladder for an inflatable ball comprising:

  • a chamber;

    at least one electronic device arranged within the chamber;

    a plurality of mounting feet, wherein each mounting foot comprises a generally circular disc like shape having a recess; and

    a plurality of substantially inelastic tension elements, wherein each substantially inelastic tension element comprises a first portion coupled to the chamber and a second portion inserted through the recess of one of the plurality of mounting feet so that each substantially inelastic tension element is configured to approximate a radius of the bladder;

    wherein the plurality of mounting feet are anchored to the bladder and the plurality of substantially inelastic tension elements maintain the chamber in a predetermined position within the bladder.

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