Patent 5499821 Issued on March 19, 1996. Estimated Expiration Date: July 3, 2015. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A basketball game amusement device includes a base and a partition to divide the base into a first court and a second court. A first basket is positioned on a first side of the partition facing the first court. A second basket is positioned on a second side of the partition facing the second court. Competitive interest is maintained by positioning a conduit immediately below each basket. When a projectile passes through the basket it is directed by the conduit onto the opponents court. The number of projectiles on the court provides an objective indication to the player as to whether he is winning or losing. A winner is declared when one of the players disposes of all of his projectiles onto the opponent's court.