US 11,654,318 B1
Mobile trampoline basketball game
Amy Lynch, Pella, IA (US)
Filed by Amy Lynch, Pella, IA (US)
Filed on Jun. 14, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/442,005.
Int. Cl. A63B 5/11 (2006.01); A63B 63/08 (2006.01); A63B 67/00 (2006.01); A63B 71/02 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 5/11 (2013.01) [A63B 63/083 (2013.01); A63B 67/002 (2013.01); A63B 71/022 (2013.01); A63B 2067/005 (2013.01); A63B 2210/50 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
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1. A game apparatus comprising:
a frame comprising:
a base frame component configured to support a trampoline surface;
a plurality of lower vertical frame posts connected to the base frame component;
at least two top frame components, each of the at least two top frame components connected to and extending past two of the lower vertical frame posts, and each pivotably connecting two upper vertical frame posts to the corresponding top frame component at a portion extending past the lower vertical frame posts;
a plurality of hinge support structures, each hinge support structure extending the top frame components, and configured to push back a connection point to the backboard structure without substantially increasing a footprint of the base frame component;
a plurality of hinges, each connecting a hinge support structure to a upper vertical frame post;
at least two angled trampoline frame components, each configured to support an angled side trampoline component, each connected to the base frame component and the at least two lower vertical frame posts;
a collapsible top frame component comprising:
two backboard structures pivotably connected to the at least two top frame components; and
at least two linear actuators connecting the backboard structures to the top frame components;
a plurality of lateral support members, each pivotably connected to one of two backboards at a proximal end and connected via a hinge to another lateral support member at a distal end;
a plurality of lateral support posts, each lateral support post configured to:
maintain at least one of the plurality of lateral support members connected via the hinge in a linear orientation, and configured to be releasably secured to a corresponding door frame in a deployed configuration;
wherein the lateral support members connected via the hinge are disposed to obstruct an entry point defined by two door frame posts when in a transport configuration;
at least one wheeled component connected to the base frame component; and
a trailer frame component with a trailer coupler,
wherein:
at least one of the at least two angled trampoline components is connected to the base frame component at a location to prevent a user from contacting any portion of the at least one wheeled component when jumping on a trampoline surface supported by the base frame component; and
the at least two linear actuators are configured to transition the two backboards between a playable configuration where the two backboards are vertical and a transport configuration where the two backboards are horizontal.