Runner Type Patents (Class 280/11.12)
  • Patent number: 10315096
    Abstract: A blade arrangement for an ice skate boot, the blade arrangement comprising a support for an ice skate boot with a blade runner mounted to the support and a suspension structure arranged between the support and the blade runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HD SPORTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Lewis Green, Thomas Cantwell, Liam Rains, Adrian Pearce, Patricia Ineson
  • Patent number: 10251444
    Abstract: The sliding-shoe sole is a device that is permanently attached or removably positioned on fitness shoes. The sliding-shoe sole is fabricated from materials that reduce the degree of frictional contact between the sole and a contacting surface. The sliding-shoe sole may encompass a portion or the entire bottom of the fitness shoe and portions of the heel, toe and side areas of the shoe. This arrangement enables the wearer to participate more fully in exercises and/or dances that require the foot to not only slide and/or glide along the dance floor or exercise surface along the shoe bottom, but also along the shoe heel, toe and side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GROOVE, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Corbett
  • Patent number: 10195515
    Abstract: An ice skate attachment assembly for converting a single runner blade ice skate into as multiple runner blade ice skate is provided. The assembly includes a skate guard having a bottom surface and including a channel for receiving and supporting the single runner blade of the ice skate. The assembly further includes at least two multi-runner blades secured with the skate guard and being laterally spaced from one another on either lateral side of the skate guard with each of the multi-runner blades extending below the bottom surface of the skate guard to an ice-engaging edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rollergard LLC
    Inventor: David J. Mayer
  • Patent number: 10123672
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner may include a suction nozzle; a cleaner body in communication with the suction nozzle; a supporter configured to connect the cleaner body with the suction nozzle and to allow a position of the cleaner body with respect to the suction nozzle to be varied; and a wheel assembly rotatably connected to the supporter. The wheel assembly may include a frame, a wheel shaft installed at the frame, and a wheels installed at the wheel shaft to be independently rotated. A contact area between each of the wheels and a floor may vary according to a varied position of the cleaner body with respect to the suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heonpyeong Ji, Youngho Kim, Hoikil Jeong
  • Patent number: 9956982
    Abstract: A ski includes a longitudinal ski body having an upper surface and a lower snow-contacting surface. A longitudinal slot extends from the upper surface to the lower surface. A longitudinal keel, having at least a portion selectively extending in the slot, is adapted to connect pivotably to a ski leg of the snowmobile. The ski body is connected to the keel and adapted thereby to connect to the ski leg. At least a portion of the ski body is selectively movable with respect to the keel. The ski body is thereby selectively disposed in any one of a plurality of ski body positions, each of the plurality of ski body positions being defined at least by a position of the slot with respect to the keel. A fastener retains the ski body in any one of the ski body positions. Ski assemblies and snowmobiles having the ski are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Pascal Gagnon, Nicolas Bedard, Stuart Santry, Jose Boisjoli
  • Patent number: 9937406
    Abstract: A disposable reversible skate blade for an ice skate comprising a thin runner blade held around the edges of a lightweight composite core, and a pair of opposed blade supports, which may be individually replaceable or which may be formed as an integral part of the core. The entire blade assembly is lightweight, easily removable, reversible and replaceable in a skate with little or no requirement for tools, and is inexpensive enough to manufacture that the blade is disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Earl Arthur Dahlo
  • Patent number: 9789382
    Abstract: A skate including a bridge member, and a blade assembly pivotably coupled to the bridge member about a transverse axis. The blade assembly is capable of pivoting relative to the bridge member. The skate is operable in a first mode of operation during a predetermined interval, and a second mode of operation after the predetermined interval. The skate is configured to automatically transition from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Brent E. Aussprung
  • Patent number: 9694270
    Abstract: The present invention is an ice-skate blade formed to increase the balance of a skater upon an ice-skate blade. The blade may incorporate indentations in one or more both of the following position: a portion of the front section of the skate blade; and a portion of the rear section of the skate blade. Such indentations may be a series of serrated cuts or otherwise formed notches in the lower blade edge. The blade may be formed in a variety of sizes, and may be connectable to a variety of skate boots. A skater utilizing the blade of the present invention will be assisted with regaining balance upon the blade upon experiencing unbalance, and assisted with maintaining balance upon the skate blade. The blade functions in a manner that allows a skater to learn and develop skating skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Colin Edward Granger
  • Patent number: 9609906
    Abstract: A skate shield for use with ice skates. The skate shield includes a rigid shell made at least of outer and inner layers of fiber reinforced plastic or polymer (FRP), and a fastener assembly for releasably securing the shell to a boot portion of the ice skate. The shell includes a medial side portion interconnected to a lateral side section via a top portion. A reinforced section formed by reinforcing layers laminated between the outer and inner layers is provided in at least one of the medial side portion and the lateral side portion of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA CLOSURES INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Schatz, J. R. Scott Mitchell, Michael Smart
  • Patent number: 9480903
    Abstract: A sharpening machine generally includes a grinding wheel having a perimeter that is rotatable about a first axis. The sharpening machine includes an adjustment device adapted to be coupled to a structure of the sharpening machine. A shaft, mounted to the adjustment device, defines a second axis that is generally parallel to the first axis when the adjustment device is coupled to the structure and is movable along a predetermined feed axis toward the grinding wheel. A carousel is rotatably connected to the shaft of the adjustment device. A contouring tool having a counter surface is rotatably connected to the carousel. Movement of the shaft of the adjustment device along the feed axis is configured to translate the carousel and move the contouring tool into and out of engagement with the grinding wheel to facilitate dressing of the perimeter of the grinding wheel to a grinding wheel contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: 1339513 ONTARIO LTD.
    Inventors: Murray David Wilson, Steven David Wilson, Omer Leon Hageniers
  • Patent number: 9427653
    Abstract: A skate blade contains a base, a reinforcement piece, and a body. The base includes a plurality of first protrusions, and a first recess is defined between any two adjacent first protrusions. The reinforcement plate includes a plurality of second protrusions, and a second recess is defined between any two adjacent second protrusions. Each first protrusion of the base retains with each second recess of the reinforcement plate, and each first recess of the base retains with each second protrusion of the reinforcement plate. The reinforcement plate also includes a plurality of through orifices, and each through orifice is defined on said each second protrusion of the reinforcement plate. The body is injection molded from plastic material and is connected with the base and the reinforcement plate so that a part of the body inserts through the plurality of through orifices of the reinforcement plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Wann Tay Machine Factory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9416901
    Abstract: An ice skate assembly for attachment to a boot has a skate blade and a blade heating arrangement mounted within a blade support. The blade is heated by a row of field-effect transistors or by a resistance heating wire carried on the blade at a circuit board encapsulated on the top edge of the blade in an over-molded plastic strip which engages into a slot in the support as a wedged fit. The blade is attached by an inclined wedge member a screw for pulling the blade longitudinally of the blade and to draw the inclined wedge member into its receptacle. The battery pack is carried in the rear tower which is sealed against moisture penetration and includes two proximity switches for actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Scorched Ice Inc.
    Inventors: Tory Weber, Benoit Talbot, David Croteau, Stephan Lachevrotiere, Pierre Harvey
  • Patent number: 9320315
    Abstract: A skate boot for receiving a wearer's foot comprising: a monocoque skate boot body comprising a heel portion; a toe box portion; a sole portion; an ankle portion; a lower Achilles tendon portion located directly above the heel portion; an upper Achilles tendon portion for receiving a tendon guard; an eyelet cuff portion, the eyelet cuff portion houses the eyelet holes, through which eyelets are installed, through which a lace is utilized to tighten the skate boot to the wearer's foot. Also included, a liner portion, integrated into the monocoque skate boot body, comprised of foam for cushioning the wearer's foot, bonded to a material layer for providing comfort against the wearer's skin, an outer shell bonded and stitched to the outer surface of the monocoque skate boot body, a tendon guard secured to the upper Achilles tendon portion with freedom to adjust the position, and a tongue attached to the toe box portion with freedom to adjust the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Van Horne
  • Patent number: 9039017
    Abstract: A hand ice skating mechanism in conjunction with an athletic protective mechanism utilizing a glove portion including a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a blade retaining portion and a blade assembly in communication with the blade retaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Pedro Gimena
  • Patent number: 9004501
    Abstract: An ice skate blade assembly for attachment to a footwear comprising a flexible sole includes; an elongated blade comprising an ice engaging edge; the elongated blade and the ice engaging edge comprising a flexible region; the elongated blade and the ice engaging edge flexible to flex in the flexible region; and the elongated blade comprising an upper portion extending opposite the ice engaging edge, the upper portion for attachment of the elongated blade to the flexible sole of the footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Pokupec
  • Patent number: 9004502
    Abstract: A skate assembly includes a shell structure and a removable tendon guard. The shell structure includes a heel portion, a lateral ankle portion, and a medial ankle portion. The heel portion is formed to cover a human heel. The lateral ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The medial ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The lateral ankle portion and the medial ankle portion are spaced apart to form a notch extending toward the heel portion. The removable tendon guard is removably attached between the lateral ankle portion and medial ankle portion to cover the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Easton Hockey, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Van Horne, David Cruikshank, Neil Wensley, Dmitry Rusakov
  • Patent number: 8876124
    Abstract: An ice skate overshoe includes; an upper portion; a sole connected to the upper portion; a blade connected to the sole; where the upper portion is made substantially of stretchable rubber; where the upper portion is configured stretchable and capable to return substantially to its original state; where the upper portion comprises a first opening configured as an entrance for a footwear; where the upper portion is configured to stretch over the footwear to secure the ice skate overshoe to the footwear; where the sole is configured to support a footwear bottom; where the sole is configured substantially rigid; where the blade is configured substantially rigid; where the blade is rigidly attached to the sole; where the blade is configured operable to engage with an ice surface; where the ice skate overshoe is configured to wear over the footwear; and where the ice skate overshoe is configured operable to skate on the ice surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Pokupec
  • Patent number: 8844945
    Abstract: An ice skate runner for engagement in a blade holder of an ice skate, the blade holder having an opening defined along a bottom edge thereof and fastening means to retain the runner. The runner comprises an upper polymeric portion shaped to be partially received within the opening of the holder and defining a major part of the runner, a lower portion having a greater density than that of the upper portion and defining a lower blade surface for engaging the ice. At least one of the upper and lower portions is shaped to removably engage the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sport Maska Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Koyess, Alexandre Chretien
  • Publication number: 20140284890
    Abstract: A sports device with runners, in particular an ice skate, includes an exchangeable adapter with which the composite sliding blade is equipped. The running sole has a profiled slide strip made of a resilient material and side faces are provided with a negative cutting angle. The adapter is connected releasably to the holder of the sports device. The contour profile, namely the curvature of the sliding face of the profiled slide strip, is defined by the geometry of the exchangeable adapter. The sliding blade is clipped onto the adapter using tongues provided on the free end of the sliding blade and the locking lugs or locking slits provided on the adapter. The sliding blade has a perforation, such that the lower part of the sliding blade can be torn off without tools when changing the sliding blade, and a new sliding blade can be clipped on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ONYX-SYSTEMS Patentmangement GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Wuerthner
  • Publication number: 20140252736
    Abstract: A boot form for a hockey skate is made of multiple plastic materials having different hardness properties, or different flexural moduli, and is formed via an injection-molding process or another similar process. One or more of the plastic materials may be reinforced with fibers of glass, carbon, aramid, or another stiffening material to strengthen one or more regions of the boot form. For example, pellets of a first plastic material having a flexural modulus of approximately 190 MPa (e.g., a polyamide elastomer block amide) may be injected into a mold to form a softer upper region of the boot form. And pellets of a second plastic having a flexural modulus of approximately 20,000 MPa (e.g., a Nylon 12 with long glass fibers) may be injected into the mold to form a stiffer lower region of the boot form. Additional skate components may then be attached to the boot form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Andre Lefebvre, Aky Hung, Dmitry Rusakov
  • Patent number: 8800185
    Abstract: An interchangeable graphic display system of method of using same, in conjunction with an in-line skate frame, wherein the system includes a graphic display apparatus having a first and second layer, wherein each layer is attachable by a separate mounting means, and wherein the system enables an individual to display and replace different pictorial and graphic representations during operation of in-line skates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Lewis, Hakeem Jimoh
  • Publication number: 20140217686
    Abstract: A hand ice skating mechanism in conjunction with an athletic protective mechanism utilizing a glove portion including a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a blade retaining portion and a blade assembly in communication with the blade retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Pedro Gimena
  • Patent number: 8746707
    Abstract: Skate, either an in-line roller skate or an ice skate, comprising a frame carrying on or more sliding elements, and a skate boot provided with a sole, said boot being fastened to said frame through a fastening portion, wherein said fastening portion is located between said sole and said frame in a substantially central region in the longitudinal direction of said frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tecnica Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Claudio Zampieri
  • Publication number: 20140110909
    Abstract: An ice skate overshoe includes; an upper portion; a sole connected to the upper portion; a blade connected to the sole; where the upper portion is made substantially of stretchable rubber; where the upper portion is configured stretchable and capable to return substantially to its original state; where the upper portion comprises a first opening configured as an entrance for a footwear; where the upper portion is configured to stretch over the footwear to secure the ice skate overshoe to the footwear; where the sole is configured to support a footwear bottom; where the sole is configured substantially rigid; where the blade is configured substantially rigid; where the blade is rigidly attached to the sole; where the blade is configured operable to engage with an ice surface; where the ice skate overshoe is configured to wear over the footwear; and where the ice skate overshoe is configured operable to skate on the ice surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Pokupec
  • Publication number: 20140097583
    Abstract: The inventive skate consists of an upper that is designed to accept the foot of the user. Other portions of the upper are preferably constructed using a semi-rigid material, such as fiberglass, nylon, plastic, etc. These semi-rigid portions of the upper decrease the flexibility of the upper in certain sections, thus increasing performance. The inventive skate also includes a blade chassis. The chassis includes a lower portion that is adapted to hold the skate's blade and an upper portion that is adapted to cover a portion of the upper. The inventive skate is configured so that the center of gravity of the skater is disposed generally centrally along the length of the skate chassis. This skate configuration is generally referred to as neutral pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 8684368
    Abstract: A skate assembly includes a shell structure and a removable tendon guard. The shell structure includes a heel portion, a lateral ankle portion, and a medial ankle portion. The heel portion is formed to cover a human heel. The lateral ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The medial ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The lateral ankle portion and the medial ankle portion are spaced apart to form a notch extending toward the heel portion. The removable tendon guard is removably attached between the lateral ankle portion and medial ankle portion to cover the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Van Horne, David Cruikshank, Neil Wensley, Dmitry Rusakov
  • Patent number: 8662524
    Abstract: An assembly including a gliding board and a device for retaining an article of footwear on the board, the device extending longitudinally from a rear end to a front end, the board having a receiving zone provided to receive the retaining device longitudinally in relation to the board. The assembly includes a wedge device which inclines the retaining device longitudinally in relation to the board, so that the retaining device is angled downwardly from the front end to the rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: François Girard, Eddy Yelovina, Rémy Saillet
  • Publication number: 20140015208
    Abstract: A footwear includes: an upper portion; a sole connected to the upper portion; a blade connected to the sole; where the upper portion is configured to support a foot; where the sole is configured to support a foot bottom; where the sole is configured flexible to bend with the foot, the sole flexible to bend in at least one of, a toe area, a ball of the foot area, and a heel and arch area; where the blade comprises a low profile blade height measurement of approximately between one millimeter and fifteen millimeters; where the blade is configured to engage with an ice surface; and where the footwear is operable to wear on the foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Pokupec
  • Patent number: 8596650
    Abstract: A skate assembly includes a shell structure and a removable tendon guard. The shell structure includes a heel portion, a lateral ankle portion, and a medial ankle portion. The heel portion is formed to cover a human heel. The lateral ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The medial ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The lateral ankle portion and the medial ankle portion are spaced apart to form a notch extending toward the heel portion. The removable tendon guard is removably attached between the lateral ankle portion and medial ankle portion to cover the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Van Horne, David Wright Cruikshank
  • Patent number: 8567794
    Abstract: A skate frame comprises a lower frame portion comprising gliding means for running on a gliding surface and an upper frame portion comprising one or more support surfaces for supporting the user's boot. Both the frame portions comprise protruding arms that are mechanically coupled. The mutual interlock between the coupling surfaces of said protruding arms prevent relative movements between the frame portions along predefined directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Prince Sports, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Davis, Stefano Conte, Roberto Gazzara, Mauro Pezzato, Mauro Pinaffo, Michel Pozzobon
  • Publication number: 20130269215
    Abstract: A skate boot or other piece of footwear is provided with a flexible midfoot section that is not rigidly connected to either a sole and/or base of the boot, in order to adjustably tighten around the bottom, sides, and/or top of the wearer's midfoot to provide arch support and uniform snugness. The midfoot section is in a “hammock” type arrangement while the bail and heel portions of the wearer's foot rests on the footbed over the respective sole portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: MARIE SMIRMAN
  • Patent number: 8550472
    Abstract: A replaceable blade system for ice skates is provided with a rotary retention latch located within an enclosed chamber of the holder of the skate. The rotary retention latch is configured with a release lever that is adapted to be accessed through an aesthetic aperture in the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Multimatic Inc.
    Inventors: John Jasper Salmon, Richard Charles Hampton
  • Patent number: 8490984
    Abstract: A runner and method of making a runner for mounting on a snow ski including a runner body fabricated of one piece of stamped metal which includes a central base portion and a pair of longitudinally extending runner portions which are bent downwardly from the base portions in laterally spaced relationship to one another. Carbide wear strips are secured to the lower edges of the runner portions, while the base portion 18 is fitted with mounting structure 48 which extends upwardly from the base portion and does not extend into the channel 36. The mounting structure 48 may be formed as one piece with the runner body 16 of the same material, has one or more tab features, and may be threaded and/or pierced to accommodate an associated net or mounting pin as desired for mounting the runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Robert S. Musselman
  • Publication number: 20130175771
    Abstract: A skate having a detachable assembly comprising a use element selected from an ice skate blade, a roller skate assembly and an in-line roller skate assembly. The skate includes a shoe having a protrusion extending from the sole and into locking engagement with a corresponding socket in the detachable assembly. The protrusion including a cavity with a lateral recess which receives a corresponding engaging member of a coupling member disposed partially in the socket. The coupling member includes an actuating member selectively movable between a locking position where the engaging member is biased radially outwardly into engagement with the lateral recess, and a release position where the engaging member biased radially inwardly out of engagement with the lateral recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Robbie Shepley, Kevin Bennett, Bernard E. Coates, Thomas Congdon
  • Patent number: 8333391
    Abstract: A frame for a clap skate comprises: a lower frame part; an upper frame part with means for coupling to the sole and heel of a skate shoe; hinge which couples the two frame parts hingedly to each other and which are situated at a distance above the foremost zone of the lower frame part and define a first free degree of freedom of rotation, or a plane varying a maximum of about 30° therefrom of the runner; and resetting means for urging the upper frame part to a rest position determined by positioning means, in which rest position the frame parts have the smallest possible mutual distance. The hinge defines a second free degree of freedom of ±30° perpendicularly of the first free degree of freedom. The upper frame part performs an up and downward and lateral pivoting movement relative to the lower frame part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Widee B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Willem Meijer
  • Patent number: 8297627
    Abstract: A blade for a skate includes a holder, a runner, and an attachment device. The holder includes a front section and a rear section where at least one of the front section and the rear section includes at least two, separate hollow regions and an aperture. The aperture extends through the holder between the at least two, separate hollow regions. The attachment device extends through a substantially solid portion of the holder between the two, separate hollow regions into the aperture and secures the runner to the holder. At least a portion of the attachment device used to secure the runner to the holder is accessible in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: George T. Smith, II
  • Patent number: 8235399
    Abstract: An ice skate blade for an ice skate is sized to fit into a holder attached to the sole of the ice skate. The ice skate blade has a pair of tabs that extend into the holder to secure the blade to the holder. A first tab includes a through hole that receives a mechanical fastener that secures the blade to the holder. The second tab includes a lock that contacts the interior of the holder to prevent the skate blade from moving within the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Wally Wayne Tatomir
  • Patent number: 8177240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller skate (2), in particular an inline roller skate, comprising a plurality of rollers (4, 6, 8, 10). In order to simplify braking and to improve the dosage of the braking force and the driving stability of essentially inline roller skates during braking, the roller skate (2) comprises a first frame part (12), which is or can be rigidly connected to a shoe and in which at least one of the front rollers (4, 6) is rotatably mounted, a second frame part (14), in which at least two rear rollers (8, 10) are rotatably mounted, the two frame parts (12, 14) being pivotable about a pivoting axis (24) which is parallel to the rotational axes of the rollers (4, 6, 8, 10), and a braking element (34) that can be pressed against at least one of the rear rollers (8, 10) during pivoting of the two frame parts (12, 14) relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Bernd Ressin
  • Publication number: 20120056390
    Abstract: Skate, either an in-line roller skate or an ice skate, comprising a frame carrying on or more sliding elements, and a skate boot provided with a sole, said boot being fastened to said frame through a fastening portion, wherein said fastening portion is located between said sole and said frame in a substantially central region in the longitudinal direction of said frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: TECNICA GROUP S.P.A.
    Inventor: Claudio Zampieri
  • Publication number: 20120025478
    Abstract: A skate assembly includes a shell structure and a removable tendon guard. The shell structure includes a heel portion, a lateral ankle portion, and a medial ankle portion. The heel portion is formed to cover a human heel. The lateral ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The medial ankle portion is formed to extend beyond the heel portion. The lateral ankle portion and the medial ankle portion are spaced apart to form a notch extending toward the heel portion. The removable tendon guard is removably attached between the lateral ankle portion and medial ankle portion to cover the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Scott Van Horne, David Cruikshank
  • Patent number: 8056907
    Abstract: An ice skate blade for an ice skate comprising a length adapted to be attached to the ice skate and an ice engaging surface adapted to contact ice, a profile extending along at least a portion of the length, the profile having a width between a first side edge and a second side edge. At least one of the side edges ends at a bottom end at the ice engaging surface, a vee is defined by one of the side edges and a flat meeting at the bottom end, wherein a first acute edge angle is formed between the one of the side edges and the flat, and a flat angle is formed between the one of the side edges and a bottom, wherein the bottom has a distance which extends from the flat to either a second flat or a second one of the side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: 1339513 Ontario Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray David Wilson, Steven David Wilson, Omer Leon Hageniers
  • Patent number: 8033551
    Abstract: A skate blade has a front curved section having a front balance point, a rear curved section having a rear balance point, and a middle section having a center balance point. Each balance point is a point on the skate blade over which a skater's center of gravity lies depending on the skater's position. The skate blade is shaped such that the middle section is substantially flat. Additionally, the blade is shaped such that more of the blade extends away from a blade holder at the rear balance point than at the front balance point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Wally Wayne Tatomir
  • Patent number: 7980567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kind of skate, including a boot and a skating device connected to the boot, wherein the skating device is arranged along the width direction of the boot. The skate further includes a skating device mount for mounting the skating device to the boot, wherein the skating device can rotate 360 degree under the boot. The transverse skating device under the boot enables the sideward sliding direction, which bring more fun to the skaters. When the skating device is rotated to an angle and locked, the skate can slide inclinedly, which bring more challenges to the skaters. The skating device can rotate 360 degree freely or rotate different angle from two boots under the boot, which can cancel the shift of the knock-knee. The skating device can also be adjusted to be in line on the longitudinal direction as a traditional roller skate or ice skate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Trigold Manufacture Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Hung Yu, Chuan Hung Yu
  • Patent number: 7950676
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprising a pliable upper component and a molded unitary support structure formed of a plurality of wall stuctures and methods of manufacturing are disclosed. Some embodiments include a sole and first and second side wall structures extending therefrom and partitioned from one another. The sole and the first and second side wall structures may be in part or entirely constructed of multiple layers of fibers having different orientations from one another and disposed in a hardened resin matrix. The pliable upper component comprises outer and inner panels that overlap the inner and outer surfaces of one or more of the side wall structures and are conjoined thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward M. Goldsmith, Roman D. Halko, Daniel Chartrand, Neil Wensley
  • Publication number: 20110121527
    Abstract: A replaceable blade system for ice skates is provided with a rotary retention latch located within an enclosed chamber of the holder of the skate. The rotary retention latch is configured with a release lever that is adapted to be accessed through an aesthetic aperture in the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Multimatic Inc.
    Inventors: John Jasper Salmon, Richard Charles Hampton
  • Publication number: 20110057399
    Abstract: An ice skate strip-blade holder that provides a means to remove, replace, tension, and maintain tension in a strip-blade fastened and tensioned on the holder. In a preferred embodiment, the strip-blade holder assembly includes a front segment fixed to the skate plastic superstructure; a latched, pivoting rear segment arranged to apply and maintain tension in the strip-blade. In a preferred embodiment, the pivot and latch are positioned such that the pivot carries the majority of the tensile load maintained in the strip-blade and the latch carries a minor component of this tensile load. This arrangement provides for easy latch release. The latch provides release of the rear segment for subsequent pivoting and unhooking of the strip-blade for replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas H. WYLIE, David G. NELSON
  • Patent number: 7896363
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an ice skate including a boot, a separately formed casing, a blade, and a fastener. The boot includes a boot chamber for receiving a skater's foot. The casing includes an upper portion, a sole plate, and a blade holder. The upper portion defines a casing chamber for receiving the boot. In one example, the casing is plastic. The sole plate includes abutting toe, arch and heel areas and has a cantilevered connection to the blade holder. In this cantilevered connection, the toe and arch areas of the sole plate are supported by the blade holder and the heel area is unsupported by the blade holder. The blade holder defines a slot for selectively receiving the blade. The fastener removably secures the blade to the blade holder. In one example, the blade further includes a toe pick for use in figure skating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Kristy Lovejoy
  • Patent number: 7866675
    Abstract: A composite ice blade may have a metal ice edge bonded to a metal foil. The metal foil may be bonded to a plastic core to form a composite sandwich having a center plastic core and metal sides. The ice edge may be bonded to the foil by welding or brazing, then formed into shape to accept the plastic core. The plastic core may be injection molded directly into the formed metal structure, or bonded to the metal components in a secondary operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Ray L. Hauser
  • Patent number: 7866673
    Abstract: An ice skate assembly for attachment to a boot has a skate blade and a blade heating arrangement mounted within a blade support. The blade is heated by a row of field-effect transistors carried on a circuit board or another type of heating element encapsulated on the top edge of the blade in an over-molded plastic strip which engages into a slot in the support as a wedged fit. The blade is attached by an inclined wedge member a screw for pulling the blade longitudinally of the blade and to draw the inclined wedge member into its receptacle. The battery pack is carried in the rear tower which is sealed against moisture penetration and includes two proximity switches for actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Therma Blade Hockey Corp.
    Inventors: Tory Weber, Benoit Talbot, David Croteau, Stephan Lachevrotiere, Pierre Harvey
  • Patent number: RE44805
    Abstract: An ice skate comprising an ice skate blade holder and an ice skate blade secured in a longitudinal recess of the ice skate blade holder. The ice skate blade has an ice contacting lower and upper curvatures so as to be positionally changeable in one of two alternative working positions with respect to the ice skate blade holder, wherein the ice skate blade is attached. The ice skate blade has also substantially parallel, opposed side surfaces intersected by at least two longitudinally spaced apart apertures coinciding with at least two longitudinally spaced apart, transversal openings in the ice skate blade holder. Use is made of restraining means inserted through at least two longitudinally spaced apart apertures and at least two longitudinally spaced apart, transversal openings, so as secure together the ice skate blade holder and the ice skate blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Switchblade Sports (BC) Corp.
    Inventor: Earl Arthur Dahlo