Abstract: A binding for a snowboard or other type of board that has a base plate structure formed of a lower plate that is mountable on a board; an upper plate that is adapted to receive a boot and is mounted above the lower plate in a spaced relationship; and a spring-based suspension system connecting the upper plate to the lower plate. The suspension system has a plurality of springs, one spring being connected between a flange of the upper plate and a corresponding flange on the lower plate. A boot attachment apparatus is connected to the base plate structure.
Abstract: A method of fabricating a thin, flat dense membrane on a porous substrate in which the green substrate is selected to have a predetermined shrinkage on firing which matches or is greater than the shrinkage of a thin uniformly applied film on firing.
December 3, 1998
Date of Patent:
October 1, 2002
The Regents of the University of California
Steven J. Visco, Craig P. Jacobson, Lutgard C. De Jonghe