Patents by Inventor Eberhard Heim

Eberhard Heim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190125045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Nordic walking pole, comprising a pole tube (2), at the lower end of which an attachment (3) is provided, to which attachment a buffer (4) of rubber-elastic material is detachably fastened. The buffer according to the invention has an insert (5) of hard material in a central cut-out. Said insert is fastened to the attachment in order to connect the buffer to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Eberhard HEIM, Tobias BÖING
  • Publication number: 20190125071
    Abstract: A portable table (1), comprising a table top (11) and a frame (1a) having two front legs (2, 3) and two rear legs (4, 5) as well as two front arms (6, 7) and two rear arms (8, 9). The front arms and front legs are fastened on a first, front connecting element (12), and the rear arms and rear legs are fastened on a second, rear connecting element (13). The first, front connecting element is connected to the second, rear connecting element by at least one first connecting rod (14). Coupling elements connecting the arms to in each case one first or second longitudinal rod (54, 55), are arranged on the upper ends of the arms. The table top comprises at least one device (65a, 65b, 66a, 66b) by means of which the table top is releasably fastenable on the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Eberhard HEIM, Tobias BÖING, Christoph DOLL
  • Publication number: 20180295954
    Abstract: Attachment for a pole, in particular for a trekking pole, cross-country ski pole, Nordic-walking pole, or Alpine ski pole, comprising a substantially cylindrical sleeve (3) which can be fastened to the bottom free end (25) of a pole shaft (1), comprising a blind hole (22) open towards the top to accommodate the bottom free end of the pole bar, and an interchangeable clement (2), which can be fastened to the sleeve in a detachable brut-fitting and force-fitting manner. The sleeve comprises a head region (4) and an adjoining body region (5) extending downwards, and an outer thread (6) on at least one axial section of the body region. The interchangeable element comprises a tip or a rolling surface on the bottom end (21) thereof, wherein the interchangeable element has an axial blind hole (15) open towards the top for accommodating the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Publication number: 20180271236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pole handle (1), in particular for trekking poles, Nordic walking poles, Alpine ski poles, or cross-country ski poles, comprising a handle head (2), a handle body (3), and a hook-like device (4) for securing a handling device. A movable, pivotal, or rotatable latching means (5) is arranged in the region of the hook-like device such that a loop-, ring-, or eye-shaped device, which is provided on the handling device and inserted into the hook-like device substantially from above, is fixed in the hook-like device in a self-latching manner. The hitching means is desiped in the form of a retaining lug which defines a constrained region (7) for the loop-, ring-, or eye-shaped device towards the bottom in the braced position. Additionally, a recess (8) is provided in the handle head and/or handle body from above, wherein a movably and/or rotatably mounted securing block (9) on or in which the engaging means is arranged is arranged in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Eberhard HEIM, Marco HOFER
  • Patent number: 10064463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-retaining device (70) for securing to a pole handle (1), comprising an insert opening (71) for the hand, a first exit opening (72) for the back of the hand, and a second exit opening (73) for the thumb. The hand-retaining device according to the invention further has a first elastic strip (74) which is led between the thumb and the other fingers and on which a coupling element (79) is provided that can be secured in or on the pole handle in a removable mechanism in a self-latching manner. The invention further relates to a pole handle to which the handle loop according to the invention can be optimally secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Wladimir Kreis, Christoph Doll, Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 10051930
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus (1) for a pole for axially fastening in a releasable manner an inner pipe segment (3) that can be inserted into an opening of the clamping apparatus. The clamping apparatus comprises a two-part plastic sleeve (5), which can be fastened to an outer pipe segment (2). The clamping apparatus also comprises a slotted clamp (16), which surrounds and clamps the plastic sleeve and which has a clamping lever (4), a lever arm (9) of which has an eccentric rolling region (8), by which the distance between a stop (12) and a counter surface (27) arranged on the outside of the first projection (13) can be reduced for clamping by pivoting the clamping lever (4) into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 9974366
    Abstract: A pole comprising a pole handle and a pole tip, with at least two tube portions located therebetween, which in an assembled state of the pole are connected to one another by means of insertion connections aligned along a longitudinal pole axis A. At least one of the plug connections is realized on a second tube portion by way of a form-fit and/or force-fit locking device, wherein the second tube portion has a smaller the same outer diameter than the inner diameter of a first tube portion, and which can be inserted into the first tube portion, and which can be fixed in the relative axial position by means of the form-fit locking device. On at least one of the plug connections, a tubular sleeve having a clamping element in a receiving groove is arranged between the tubular sleeve and the lower end of the first tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 9867436
    Abstract: A pole grip for walking sticks, trekking poles, alpine ski, cross-country ski, or Nordic walking poles, and an associated hand-retaining device, or a set of said elements. The pole grip has a grip body and a hook-like device for fastening the hand-retaining device. Movable or rotatable locking elements are arranged in the area of the hook-like device in such a way that a loop-shaped device provided on the hand-retaining device and inserted into the hook-like device substantially from above is fastened in the hook-like device in a self-locking manner. The design is characterized in that elements that prevent rotation of a loop-shaped device fastened to the hook-like device about the longitudinal axis of the hook-like device by elements of form closure are provided on the hook-like device, and that corresponding complementary elements are provided on the hand-retaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lenhart, Eberhard Heim, Wladimir Kreis
  • Publication number: 20180008021
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pole, such as a Nordic walking pole, at the lower free end of which a tip body is provided, which has an end attachment, which is closed at the bottom and which has a central accommodating opening for accommodating a bottommost tube segment of the pole body. Furthermore, the tip body has an outer circumferential elastic elastomer spring element, which is connected axially above an upper end of the end attachment and which reaches around the bottommost tube segment of the pole body or a middle axial segment of the insertion element at least partially in the circumferential direction and which damps an axial relative motion of the bottommost tube segment of the pole body and/or of the insertion element in relation to the end attachment when an axial force is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Patent number: 9795859
    Abstract: A description is given of a shin guard (1) having a shin element (2) which is based on a hard plastics material or metal and has a concave inner side (16) which is curved transversally to a longitudinal axis (41) of the shin guard and encloses an interior (18) for accommodating a user's shin region. The shin guard is characterized in that at the lower end of the shin element (2), said lower end being directed towards the user's foot, it has a separate sliding element (3), which is based on a hard plastics material or metal and has a concave inner side (17), winch is adapted to the lower region of the shin element (2) and is curved transversally to the longitudinal axis (41) of the shin guard, as well as a convex outer surface (11), and in that the sliding element (3) is mounted such that it can be displaced dynamically essentially along the longitudinal axis (41), within defined limits, counter to a spring force directed towards the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Publication number: 20170231339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand-retaining device (70) for securing to a pole handle (1), comprising an insert opening (71) for the hand, a first exit opening (72) for the hack of the hand, and a second exit opening (73) for the thumb. The hand-retaining device according to the invention further has a first elastic strip (74) which is led between the thumb and the other fingers and on which a coupling element (79) is provided that can be secured in or on the pole handle in a removable mechanism in a self-latching manner. The invention further relates to a pole handle to which the handle loop according to the invention can be optimally secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Wladimir KREIS, Christoph DOLL, Eberhard HEIM
  • Publication number: 20170027290
    Abstract: A pole comprising a pole handle and a pole tip, with at least two tube portions located therebetween, which in an assembled state of the pole are connected to one another by means of insertion connections aligned along a longitudinal pole axis A. At least one of the plug connections is realized on a second tube portion by way of a form-fit and/or force-fit locking device, wherein the second tube portion has a smaller the same outer diameter than the inner diameter of a first tube portion, and which can be inserted into the first tube portion, and which can be fixed in the relative axial position by means of the form-fit locking device. On at least one of the plug connections, a tubular sleeve having a clamping element in a receiving groove is arranged between the tubular sleeve and the lower end of the first tubular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Patent number: 9480314
    Abstract: A length-adjustable tube for trekking sticks etc, comprising an outer tube and an inner tube insertable telescopically into the outer tube, and an expanding device with which the inner tube is clampable in the outer tube. The expanding device has an expanding element which can be pushed apart radially and is provided with a taper, and an inner element which is provided with an opposed taper and is accommodated in the expanding element. An adjustment screw held on the inner tube is operatively connected to an internally threaded bore in the inner element A clamping section is arranged on the expanding element, which, in a relaxed state, has a greater radius than the radius of the expanding element. The clamping section is elastically offsettable inwards counter to a restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Publication number: 20160201706
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamping apparatus (1) for a pole for axially fastening in a releasable manner an inner pipe segment (3) that can be inserted into an opening of the clamping apparatus, wherein the clamping apparatus comprises a two-part plastic sleeve (5), which can be fastened to an outer pipe segment (2). The clamping apparatus also sleeve and which has a clamping lever (4), a lever arm (9) of which has an eccentric rolling region (8), by means of which the distance between a stop (12) and a counter surface (27) arranged on the outside of the first projection (13) can be reduced for clamping by pivoting the clamping lever (4) into the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Publication number: 20160166914
    Abstract: A description is given of a shin guard (1) having a shin element (2) which is based on a hard plastics material or metal and has a concave inner side (16) which is curved transversally to a longitudinal axis (41) of the shin guard and encloses an interior (18) for accommodating a user's shin region. The shin guard is characterized in that at the lower end of the shin element (2), said lower end being directed towards the user's foot, it has a separate sliding element (3), which is based on a hard plastics material or metal and has a concave inner side (17), winch is adapted to the lower region of the shin element (2) and is curved transversally to the longitudinal axis (41) of the shin guard, as well as a convex outer surface (11), and in that the sliding element (3) is mounted such that it can be displaced dynamically essentially along the longitudinal axis (41), within defined limits, counter to a spring force directed towards the foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Publication number: 20150320159
    Abstract: A length-adjustable tube for trekking sticks etc, comprising an outer tube and an inner tube insertable telescopically into the outer tube, and an expanding device with which the inner tube is clampable in the outer tube. The expanding device has an expanding element which can be pushed apart radially and is provided with a taper, and an inner element which is provided with an opposed taper and is accommodated in the expanding element. An adjustment screw held on the inner tube is operatively connected to an internally threaded bore in the inner element A clamping section is arranged on the expanding element, which, in a relaxed state, has a greater radius than the radius of the expanding element. The clamping section is elastically offsettable inwards counter to a restoring force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventor: Eberhard HEIM
  • Patent number: 9168449
    Abstract: A pole basket (8) for a ski pole, cross-country pole, trekking pole, Nordic walking pole, or hiking pole, in particular for a ski pole for the touring sector, wherein the pole basket (8) has a planar basket region (9, 11, 15). The pole basket is characterized in that the basked region (9, 11, 15) can be folded in a folded state at least in some regions in the direction of a pole tip (5,7), and can be opened in the opposite direction to a stop, at which the basket region forms a flat or only unsubstantially curved plane, and that the pole basket (8) is transferred into the folded state by a force acting on a upper face of the basket region (9, 11), and that the pole basket returns to the open state independently when said force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lenhart, Anna Friederike Lenhart, Markus Sebastian Lenhart, Eberhard Heim
  • Publication number: 20150150344
    Abstract: A pole grip for walking sticks, trekking poles, alpine ski, cross-country ski, or Nordic walking poles, and an associated hand-retaining device, or a set of said elements. The pole grip has a grip body and a hook-like device for fastening the hand-retaining device. Movable or rotatable locking elements are arranged in the area of the hook-like device in such a way that a loop-shaped device provided on the hand-retaining device and inserted into the hook-like device substantially from above is fastened in the hook-like device in a self-locking manner. The design is characterized in that elements that prevent rotation of a loop-shaped device fastened to the hook-like device about the longitudinal axis of the hook-like device by elements of form closure are provided on the hook-like device, and that corresponding complementary elements are provided on the hand-retaining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: LEKISPORT AG
    Inventors: Klaus Lenhart, Eberhard Heim, Wladimir Kreis
  • Patent number: 8800580
    Abstract: A pole, in particular a Nordic walking pole, is described, having a pole body (1) at the lower end of which a buffer (2) with a tip (19) is provided, wherein the tip (19) and/or a lowermost portion (28, 36) of an inner sleeve (3) secured to the pole body (1) are arranged passing through a central opening (18) of the buffer (2), wherein the buffer (2) is mounted such that it can be moved and secured in an axial direction in this central opening (18), and wherein the buffer (2) can be secured in at least two axially different positions in relation to the pole body (1) via a form-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Lekisport AG
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim
  • Patent number: 8714172
    Abstract: A pole grip for a skiing pole, trekking pole or walking pole, with a fastening mechanism allowing a hand loop to be fixed with variable length. The hang grip is characterized in that the fastening mechanism comprises a triggering element pivotably mounted in a recess in the head region of the grip about a pivot axis that is transverse to the pole axis, the recess is a through-opening aligned at an acute angle to the pole axis, the hand loop is inserted into the recess through a lower opening of the recess, the hand loop has a first end portion being fastened to the triggering element, and a second end portion, in a securely clamped state, is guided between an inner wall and a retaining region of the triggering element, and is guided through an upper opening of the recess, and is clamped in a positive and/or a non-positive locking manner, the clamping is released by a tilting of the triggering element, and the second end portion can be moved upward and downward to adjust the length of the hand loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eberhard Heim