ENHANCED FAN EXPERIENCE CORP.
United States Patent #11,253,768
USE OF CHIPS AND LASERS FOR DELINEATION AND MONITORING ON A FOOTBALL FIELD
REAL-TIME TRACKING OF THE BALL, GOAL LINE, FIRST DOWN MARKERS, YELLOW LINE COORDINATES, GOAL POSTS, GROUND, SOUND ON FIELD AND THE PLAYERS
United States Patent Issued 2/22/2022
Currently television viewers see the yellow graphic first down line to gain on TV while watching a game at home.
However, the players, referees, coaches and fans in the stadium can not see that same visual aid. First-Down call failures presently cost the sport accuracy in ball placement, millions in wasted play and revenue time.
A SAFE VISIBLE FIRST DOWN LASER LINE TM 4 INCHES WIDE BY 53.3 YARDS ACROSS THE WIDTH OF THE ENTIRE PLAYING FIELD, PROJECTED RIGHT ONTO THE FIELD FOR ALL THE COACHES, PLAYERS, REFEREES AND FANS AT HOME AND IN THE STADIUM TO SEE AND USE.
AUGMENT THE CHAIN FLAG SETS WITH A LASER LINE
Don't eliminate the chain flag sets from the game, augment them with a first down laser line.
Safer and easier for players to see where the first down is.
100% Accuracy and instant ball placement for the game, its referees and officials who are calling the game.
Enhance in-stadium fan experience (with a visible line to gain on the actual field itself) as seen at home now with the yellow graphic line on TV.
It will help to prevent spine, head, neck and concussion injuries.
The players association wants this, for their players safety and longevity.
Shorten the overall game time. Cut out wasted time finding the correct placement of the ball, and always know visibly, when a player makes a first down.
CAN YOU IMAGINE PLAYING THE GAME OF FOOTBALL WITHOUT A VISIBLE GOAL LINE?
OF COURSE NOT! THEN THE FIRST DOWN LINE SHOULD BE VISIBLE TOO.
* There are more first down calls made in a football game, than there are goal line calls.
Yet the goal line is visible, and the first down line is not.
HOW OUR SAFE FIRST DOWN LASER LINE SYSTEM WORKS
The FDLL system operates with one CDRH/FDA Safety Approved 200-watt yag green laser mounted in a control room in the stadium, (automatically adjusted wattage and power based on the ambient light sensed in the stadium, high sun higher wattage, lower light less power) connected via thin fiber optic strong coaxial cable, to one or more laser projectors mounted from directly overhead and angled directly down safely onto the playing field.
Controlled by the referees on the field and in the booth, by a ring on their finger, when the ring is pressed the line appears on that exact spot 53.3 yards across the field. Instant on, and instant off - by a simple press of a button on the referee’s ring.
As the official first down markers are moved up and down the field, and or the officials mark the first down, so moves the overhead projectors via computer algorithm, to directly overhead to project our first down laser line down onto the field.