Skis Patents (Class 280/601)
  • Patent number: 10350478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a snow gliding device comprising: a first gliding surface, a first layer for heating said first gliding surface, which first layer comprises: a positive temperature coefficient superimposed impedance polymeric compound, a first and a second electrode, wherein said positive temperature coefficient superimposed impedance polymeric compound is at least partially sandwiched between said first and second electrode, and which first and second electrodes are adapted to provide a potential difference across said positive temperature coefficient superimposed impedance polymeric compound when connected to a power source, which first layer is arranged adjacent to and in thermal communication with said first gliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Serneke Hybrid Ski AB
    Inventors: Gert Viebke, Ola Serneke
  • Patent number: 10258863
    Abstract: A convertible binding comprising a base plate, a heel plate and a toe plate. The toe plate is rotatable from one end of a frame to either lie underneath the base plate or extend outward from the base plate to form a front portion of a snowshoe configuration. The heel plate is rotatable from a second end of the frame to either extend upward from the base plate to provide a heel back support for a snow board binding configuration to or extend outward from the base plate, in an opposing direction from said toe plate, to form a back portion of a snowshoe configuration. A mounting bracket with a forward and rear lip is attached to a snowboard and holds the convertible binding. A locking mechanism will hold the base plate down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Swaynie Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Swaynie, Marc Andrew Hanchak, Peter Schuyler Livingston, Shane Jerid Korthuis, Matthew Michael Vellone, Michael Ross Swaynie
  • Patent number: 9511273
    Abstract: Disclosed is a snow sliding apparatus that enables sliding on the snow surface and consists of the body in a flat form that is extended in one direction, the nose and the tail that are bent and extended from both ends of the body in a direction away from the ground surface, and the first concavo-convex part where part of the nose or the tail converges into the inner side. This invention allows the user to control the degree of friction against the snow surface by using the first concavo-convex part that is formed on either side of the nose or the tail of the snow sliding apparatus, enabling the user of the snow sliding apparatus various techniques and shortening the braking distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Ji Ha Yi
  • Patent number: 8919790
    Abstract: A snow gliding board, including front and rear lines of maximum width, and having sidecuts including a central area having a curvature directed towards the outside of the board, wherein said central area extends towards the front and/or the back in an adjacent area having a curvature oriented toward the inside, which extends at least all the way to the respective front and/or rear line of maximum width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Adrien Reguis, Arnaud Repa
  • Publication number: 20140315454
    Abstract: A riding board such as a surfboard extending from a tip or front end longitudinally to a tail or rear end. The rear end terminates at a board interface plate that is incorporated into and as part of the riding board. The board interface plate is adapted to be either the tail section of the riding board or alternatively, a coupling means for connecting a tail block to the rear end of the board. The board interface plate includes a plurality of spaced apart coupling cavities that extend inwardly into the riding board body from the rear end. The surfboard may also be used with an interchangeable tail block having a tail faceplate that interfaces and couples with the interface plate on the surfboard. The tail block may be configured to most any desired tail configuration, size and shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: David Barr
  • Publication number: 20140291965
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a binding apparatus for use on a splitboard. The binding apparatus may be used to change the splitboard between a snowboard for riding downhill in a ride mode and touring skis for climbing up a hill in a tour mode. The binding apparatus can include at least one board joining device. The binding apparatus can also include a binding interface configured to receive a boot and selectively attach to a ride mode interface in a snowboard configuration and to a tour mode interface in a ski configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Bryce M. Kloster, Tyler G. Kloster
  • Patent number: 8827301
    Abstract: A snow gliding board, integrating a structure element incorporated in a raised end of said gliding board, said element having a plurality of hollowed through openings between its upper and lower surfaces, distributed across its surface, wherein said element comprises in said raised end at least one region free of through openings, separating two areas having through openings, the width of said region being greater than the shortest distance between two through openings in the areas separated by said region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Johan Vailli, Nicolas Puget, David Bouvier, Adrien Reguis, Arnaud Repa
  • Patent number: 8783707
    Abstract: Board for snowboarding, having forward and rear contact lines; binding-mounting areas, forward and rear respectively, each including a set of mounting points by which the binding is secured to the board, each mounting area having a central position; a non-zero camber (C), measured substantially midway between the forward and rear contact lines; wherein, seen from above, the forward and rear contact lines pass through areas, a forward and a rear area respectively, each delimited by two transverse lines, an inner and an outer line respectively, located between the central positions of the binding-mounting areas, the outer transverse line of the forward area being at a distance (D2) of at least 100 mm relative to the central position of the forward binding mount, the outer transverse line of the rear area being at a distance (D4) of at least 120 mm relative to the central position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Adrien Reguis, Arnaud Repa
  • Publication number: 20140191495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a snow glide board, especially a ski, having a glide board body with one forward and one rear glide board body end and with a middle glide board section forming a binding section for fastening at least one binding and/or binding plate. The glide board body being designed at least in a partial section on its top side facing away from one glide surface three-dimensionally with a raised section extending in a first axis direction (X axis) corresponding to a glide board longitudinal direction, the raised section is adjoined in a second axis direction (Y axis) toward the longitudinal side of the glide board body by lateral sections, which in a third axis direction (Z axis) perpendicular to the first and second axis direction (X axis, Y axis) and perpendicular to the glide surface have a reduced thickness, the glide board body width in the second axis direction (Y axis) being defined by the sum of the widths of the raised section and the lateral sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Völkl Sports GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tobias Heil
  • Patent number: 8770614
    Abstract: The invention relates to a snow glide board, in particular a ski, having a glide board body and guide and mounting elements located in a binding area of the glide board body for interlocking mounting of a binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Marker Volkl (International) GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Heil, Andreas Ametsbichler
  • Patent number: 8721343
    Abstract: A ski instructional apparatus and method for teaching young children that allows for dry land training of a student on skis. The apparatus includes a pole that the student straddles. The pole has a cross piece that extends behind the students legs and beneath the buttocks and handlebars for the student to hold onto. Pulling the pole forward causes the cross piece to push the student from behind so little or none of the student's arm strength is needed to pull the student on skis along a dry surface. The tips of the skis are connected by a tether and a line attached to the tether is connected to the pole. The arrangement allows the instructor to move the student forward and, at the same time, to move the ski tips one towards the other or allow the tips to move apart by respectively raising or lowering the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua Thomas Davis
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8556289
    Abstract: Described herein is a sports board for gliding over a surface. The board includes an upper structural layer having an outer surface, a lower structural layer, a core having an upper surface substantially covered by the upper structural layer and a lower surface substantially covered by the lower structural layer. The board also includes a deformable element covered by the core on an upper surface. A first portion of the deformable element protrudes a distance beneath the lower structural layer towards a horizontal plane of the surface underlying the sports board. The board also includes a base element substantially covering the lower structural layer and the deformable element and an edge component positioned at least in part around a perimeter of the base element. At least a portion of the deformable element can deform upon application of an amount of pressure against the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Flow Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Luthardt
  • Patent number: 8530036
    Abstract: A sports board has a hard top shell formed with a top concave shell cavity. The hard top shell has an inside surface. The hard top shell is pervious to light. A top layer of adhesive adheres to the hard top shell. A rigid foam core is formed with a top profile and a bottom profile. The top profile matches and receives the top hard shell. The top layer of adhesive adheres to a top surface of the foam core. A bottom layer of adhesive adheres to a bottom surface of the rigid foam core; and a hard bottom shell is formed with a bottom concave shell cavity. The bottom concave shell cavity is formed to fit to the bottom profile. The hard bottom shell is pervious to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Dean Ronald Thompson
  • Patent number: 8517410
    Abstract: A sport board is provided having a running surface which provides improved steering and directional control of the sport board. In one embodiment, the sport board has an arcuate bottom with a series of alternating ridges and grooves. The central ridges and grooves run parallel to the longitudinal axis of the board, while the ridges and grooves in the side areas run perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the board. In a second embodiment, the sport board comprises a bottom having a small number of a larger ridges and grooves which arrangement provides better control. By use of either approach, however, turning and cornering of the board is more controllable. The board is also fitted with foot straps so as to be easily convertible from a sport board configuration to a snowboard configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Tech 4 Kids, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Pedersen, Kyle Jeffs
  • Publication number: 20130193672
    Abstract: Combination ski-snowboard devices reversibly configured in both: a ski configuration comprising two skis each with both an inside and outside edge and a ski binding mounting systems, and in a snowboard configuration having two outside edges and two binding mounting systems. Methods for converting ski-snowboard devices from a snowboard configuration to a ski configuration and from a ski configuration to a snowboard configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Golden Gate Foundation Co.
    Inventor: Golden Gate Furniture Co.
  • Publication number: 20130154237
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the combination of a snowboard with a 3-dimensional sole which wholly or partly has a tripartite sliding surface in the portion between the transition to the tip(s) and the binding fastening(s), in addition to which the board is equipped with an additional special 3-dimensional geometry in the tip(s), in order to continue the existing uplift in the lateral sliding surface (5), thereby ensuring better uplift and thus better glide and greater speed in loose snow, a combination which provides quite unique riding characteristics. The tip of the snowboard is designed in such a manner that it presses the snow under the board more efficiently, lifting it further up from the snow than an ordinary tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: HiTurn AS
    Inventor: Jorgen Karlsen
  • Patent number: 8465044
    Abstract: A sports board, such as a snow board, has a board core structure that provides desired structural characteristics localized to select regions of the board while maintaining predictable produceability and optimum operating qualities of the board. In an embodiment, the sports board includes a plurality of layered elements or segments, of which certain elements or segments are joined using interlocking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Flow Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Scaturro, Eric Luthardt, Roger Neiley
  • Publication number: 20130140795
    Abstract: A snow gliding board, integrating a structure element incorporated in a raised end of said gliding board, said element having a plurality of hollowed through openings between its upper and lower surfaces, distributed across its surface, wherein said element comprises in said raised end at least one region free of through openings, separating two areas having through openings, the width of said region being greater than the shortest distance between two through openings in the areas separated by said region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SKIS ROSSIGNOL
    Inventor: SKIS ROSSIGNOL
  • Patent number: 8419042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heel elevator device for a ski (120), wherein the heel elevator device (100) is adapted for being fixed to the ski (120) and adapted for connecting a plate element (108) to the ski (120), wherein the plate element (108) comprises a ski binding or a sole of a ski boot. The heel elevator device (100) comprises a supporting element (102) with a supporting section (801), a gravity based positioning element (130) movably supported in the supporting element (102), and a force transmitting piston (805) with a piston engaging section (806). The force transmitting piston (805) is slideably attached to the supporting section (801) in such a way that, when an engagement force is exerted, the force transmitting piston (805) moves slideably into an engagement position. In the engagement position, the piston engaging section (806) is engaged with the gravity based positioning element (130) for fixing the gravity based positioning element (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Micado Cad-Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Edwin Meindl
  • Patent number: 8382148
    Abstract: A high-strength skateboard deck includes an elongated body having opposite ends, opposite sides, an upper side and a lower side, the lower side including a plurality of embossments therein that form corresponding bumps extending upwardly from the upper side, improving gripability of the upper side of the skateboard deck, improving the strength in the skateboard deck, reducing fatigue in the skateboard deck, and reducing the coefficient of friction of the lower side of the skateboard deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Dykema
  • Patent number: 8317217
    Abstract: A ski skin includes a directionally oriented flock applied to a carrier surface. The flocked textile material may be further processed directly (glue application, assembly) as skin, or it may be laminated onto other, additional carriers. The fibers of the directionally oriented flock extend at an acute angle relative to the carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ferfil Multifils SA
    Inventor: Niklaus Zemp
  • Patent number: 8292319
    Abstract: A high-strength skateboard deck includes an elongated body having opposite ends, opposite sides, an upper side and a lower side, the lower side including a plurality of embossments therein, improving the strength in the skateboard deck, reducing fatigue in the skateboard deck, and reducing the coefficient of friction of the lower side of the skateboard deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert A. Dykema
  • Patent number: 8286988
    Abstract: Snow ski attachments to toe of ski consisting of boat haul/navicular design bottom component J-tip 10 along with top support brace 30 and top cover 42. This will allow the ski to cut through the snow instead of bouncing over it and therefore reducing vibration and improving the control of the ski. These attachments will also strengthen the toe to body connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Lynn Robert Jones
  • Patent number: 8262123
    Abstract: A ski in accordance with the invention increases in width from a tip or shovel portion to a mid-portion. The mid-portion includes at least a slight sidecut. The ski then decreases in width from the mid-portion to a tail portion. The ski also includes an undersurface with a substantial portion being rockered. A substantial portion of the mid-portion of the ski is not rockered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Armada Skis, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. C. Smith, Alan Trimble
  • Patent number: 8220821
    Abstract: An uncured fiber reinforced assembly that includes a reinforcement layer containing a fibrous material and at least one highly reactive curing agent. A matrix film layer is applied to the reinforcement layer so that it does not substantially impregnate the reinforcement layer. The matrix film layer includes at least one uncured epoxy resin and at least one latent epoxy curing agent. The assembly is designed for use in making snowboards and skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites, Ltd.
    Inventors: Killian O'Byrne, Phlip C. Hadley, Chris Harrington
  • Ski
    Patent number: 8215659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ski having a ski blade, the ski being configured in layers, the ski blade having at least one material recess, and the ski comprising at least one strap made of a high-strength opaque material, particularly metal, such as aluminum, and at least one strap made of a rigid translucent material, characterized in that the material recess (4) of the ski blade (2) is formed by cutouts of the strap(s) (7, 10) made of a high-strength opaque material, and that the at least one strap (6, 9) made of the rigid translucent material covers the material recess (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kaestle GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Binder
  • Patent number: 8172250
    Abstract: A ski including a structural unit, gliding structure, as well as a decorative and protective structure. The structural unit includes at least one lower reinforcement, at least one upper reinforcement, and an intermediate structure, or core, positioned between the upper reinforcement and the lower reinforcement. The ski has a longitudinally extending cambered shape such that, when the gliding structure is positioned on a flat surface, the ski rests on a shovel contact point and a tail contact point. The ski further includes a tension structure that exerts a tension force between a first anchoring, positioned longitudinally beyond the shovel contact zone, and a second anchoring, positioned on rearward of the shovel contact zone. The tension structure is positioned for most of its length beneath the decorative and protective structure, such tension structure being positioned for most of its length above the neutral axis of the ski, such as above the upper reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bertrand Krafft, Gilles Silva, Christian Huyghe
  • Publication number: 20120069572
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a lighting system for a sporting apparatus. In one embodiment, a sporting board apparatus includes an elongated board structure having top surface, a bottom surface, and edge surfaces. The sporting board apparatus further includes a light system having a plurality of light sources coupled to a power supply. In addition, the sporting board apparatus may include a switching mechanism to control the supply of electrical power from the power supply to the light sources, and a select mechanism to control one or more light programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Seth Borges
  • Patent number: 8113533
    Abstract: A board for gliding on snow includes a bottom at least partly defined by a base, a top and sides which connect the bottom and top to each other. Part of the top and the sides are part of a visible surface of the board in use. The board also includes a first part of means for reversibly mounting at least one removable decorative mask on said visible surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Philippe Largueze, Marie Lorene Barth, Nicolas Puget
  • Publication number: 20110272920
    Abstract: A gliding board having a length measured along a longitudinal direction, between a first end and a second end, a width measured along a transverse direction, between a first edge and a second edge, and a height measured between a bottom surface and a top surface, the gliding board including a lower reinforcement and an upper reinforcement. The board includes a median longitudinal spacer, the spacer being arranged between the lower reinforcement and the upper reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventor: David ADAMCZEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20110272921
    Abstract: A skid for moving on snow, ice and water, such as a ski or a snowboard, consisting of a sliding surface (1) which touches the surface of snow, ice or water directly, and its opposite, top surface (4), characterized by the fact that its sliding surface (1) and its parallel surface (4) have a shape of a wave (3) with a frequency of more than 2.5 waves per its effective length, along its long axis (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Dariusz Rosiak
  • Patent number: 8037961
    Abstract: A snowmobile having a double A-arm front suspension is disclosed. The double A-arm front suspension includes an upper A-arm, a lower A-arm, and a spindle connecting the skis the upper A-arms and lower A-arms, the connection of the upper and lower A-arms to the spindle defines a caster angle, the upper A-arm and the lower A-arm are connected to the front portion of the frame such that the caster angle decreases when the front suspension is compressed. Also disclosed is a snowmobile having a suspension travel of at least 8 inches and a steering assembly having a single pitman arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventor: Berthold Fecteau
  • Patent number: 8020886
    Abstract: A window for installation in a sandwich composite beam, notably a ski, that consisting of a window body installed in the composite beam and a tab which forms a structural connection between the window body and the composite beam. The window body protects the composite beam core from moisture and maintains the structural integrity of the beam across the opening of the window. The structural window also provides a platform for an imaging system for measuring speed and displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Albert Kirby
  • Patent number: 8002304
    Abstract: In a snow glide board, in particular a ski with a glide board body, the outer surface of which is formed at least on one top side opposing the gliding or running surface by a shell of at least one layer made of a flat material and the glide board body of which comprises at least one channel extending in the longitudinal direction of the glide board body for holding at least one trim rod, the shell is made of a shell element on which at least one hollow or tubular section forming a channel for at least one trim rod is formed or pre-mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Marker Völkl International GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Heil, Andreas Ametsbichler
  • Publication number: 20110169248
    Abstract: A ski which when it is flat on a horizontal plane, and loaded at its waist in such a way that the edges touch said horizontal plane at the waist, has a side cut extending between the front and rear contact lines; when it is pivoted around its longitudinal axis and tilted by a non-zero angle ? relative to said horizontal plane, and loaded at its waist in such a way that one of the edges touches said plane at the waist, has a side cut extending between two end contact points, front and rear respectively wherein for a tilt (?) equal to 35°, the ratio of the distance (D?) separating the front end contact point and the front contact line, related to the distance (D) separating the mid-point (9) of the shoe and the front contact line, is more than 12%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Nicolas Puget, Vincent Bregeon, Johan Vailli
  • Patent number: 7938432
    Abstract: A device comprising a supporting device as climbing aid for a ski. The supporting device has at least two supporting positions, in which it prevents a boot held in a ski binding from being lowered below a climbing angle between the boot and the ski associated with the respective supporting position. The device comprises an adjusting device, which is actively connected to the supporting device and can be directly or indirectly actuated by a user and which can move the supporting device from a first into a second supporting position. The adjusting device includes an operating element for actuation of the adjusting device and an intermediate store for storing the actuation, wherein, in an adjusting process, the adjusting device moves the supporting device from said first into said second supporting position after a time delay, the adjusting process being initiated with the time delay in relation to the actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fritschi AG—Swiss Bindings
    Inventors: Andreas Schlegel, Urs Weilenmann, Andreas Fritschi
  • Patent number: 7900950
    Abstract: A ski or a snowboard in the form of a board-type gliding device has by reference to the board body width, at least one slot in its middle portion extending in the depth direction from the board body top face towards the running surface facing and in its longitudinal direction essentially parallel with the board body longitudinal direction to cause a cross-sectional weakening and reduce the stiffness of the board body transversely to its longitudinal direction. At least one geometry-influencing device produces a cross-sectional board body shape or contour which is variable manually or as a function of load. The slot is then faced with a bridging element which is elastically stretchable or expandable, at least transversely to the longitudinal extension of the slot to prevent snow from being transferred or getting inside the slot from the running surface facing towards the top face of the gliding board body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: ATOMIC Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Riepler, Rupert Huber, Helmut Holzer
  • Patent number: 7891694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for machining the running surfaces (9) of winter sports appliances such as skis or snowboards, in which a blank track (20) is subjected to a machining process in order to obtain a predetermined surface microstructure which improves the gliding ability. A precisely defined and reproducible surface structure of the track is achieved in such a way that the machining process for producing the surface microstructure comprises a plastic deformation by a tool (5, 5a) which is moved over a running surface (9) of the track blank (20) and is pressed with a predetermined force on the track blank (20) in order to deform the same in a plastic manner. The invention further relates to a winter sports appliance which is produced with such a method and an apparatus for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Atomic Austria GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Schamesberger
  • Publication number: 20110023762
    Abstract: An improved structure for a sport board comprises: a first layer, which is a low density foam layer and has a first surface and a second surface; a second layer, which is a hardened layer, a first surface of the second layer being joined the second surface of the first layer; a third layer, which is a low density foam layer, a first surface of the third layer being joined a second surface of the second layer; and a cover layer, which is a waterproof layer, a first surface of the cover layer being completely joined the first surface of the first layer and a second surface of the third layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Willy Chen
  • Publication number: 20110001304
    Abstract: Slide board for use on snow having in proximity to one of its front and/or rear ends, a point of maximum width located beyond the front and/or rear contact line, beyond which the board upturn is defined, said board comprising an internal structure including: a core extending over the greater part of the board; and at least one mechanical reinforcement layer lying directly or indirectly on said core, extending inside the board upturn beyond the front and/or rear contact line, wherein at least one of the reinforcement layers has an extreme longitudinal point located at an intermediate level between the contact line and the extreme point of the board upturn, and wherein in a zone defined between the contact line and the point of maximum width, said reinforcement layer has a total cross-section, measured in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the board, which decreases overall moving towards the extreme point of the board upturn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Dutaut, Pierre Billon, Nicolas Puget
  • Patent number: 7841089
    Abstract: A snowmobile ski with a pair of outboard keels and laterally projecting, upwardly slanting, lateral wings attached proximate the outboard keels is disclosed. A ski of this structure has improved flotation and resistance to side slippage in turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Starting Line Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Roberts, Joseph Brigham Hokanson
  • Ski
    Publication number: 20100237588
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ski, especially a downhill ski, and a trimming rod for such a ski. The ski comprises an elongate ski body and a gliding surface on the bottom face of the ski body. The ski is characterized by at least one approximately longitudinally extending recess and/or one or more receiving devices for detachably receiving a trimming rod. The flexural stiffness and/or the weight of the ski can be adjusted by inserting different trimming rods, thereby allowing to adapt the handling characteristics of the ski to the skier. The ski can also be provided with one or more damping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kaspar Krause, Blasius Gerg
  • Publication number: 20100219612
    Abstract: An uncured fiber reinforced assembly that includes a reinforcement layer containing a fibrous material and at least one highly reactive curing agent. A matrix film layer is applied to the reinforcement layer so that it does not substantially impregnate the reinforcement layer. The matrix film layer includes at least one uncured epoxy resin and at least one latent epoxy curing agent. The assembly is designed for use in making snowboards and skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: Kilian O'Byrne, Philip C. Hadley, Chris Harrington
  • SKI
    Publication number: 20100187795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ski having a ski blade, the ski being configured in layers, the ski blade having at least one material recess, and the ski comprising at least one strap made of a high-strength opaque material, particularly metal, such as aluminum, and at least one strap made of a rigid translucent material, characterized in that the material recess (4) of the ski blade (2) is formed by cutouts of the strap(s) (7, 10) made of a high-strength opaque material, and that the at least one strap (6, 9) made of the rigid translucent material covers the material recess (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: KÄSTLE GMBH
    Inventor: Oliver Binder
  • Patent number: 7726682
    Abstract: A sliding board, the outsides of which have a running surface and an upper cup, has a foam core created by foaming during its manufacture, and at least one guide element with lateral profiles for arranging and guiding of a binding element on the upper side of the sliding board. The guide element is connected to the sliding-board body by several anchoring elements. The guide element is a plastic part with formed-on anchoring elements, which plastic part is manufactured in one piece. The guide element is bound into the core by the anchoring elements during foaming of the core and is held therein by the hardened foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Tyrolia Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Stritzl, Robert Pfaller
  • Publication number: 20100084838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a slow sliding board, in particular a ski, with a board body and a chord, which is supported and/or anchored on the board body at at least one supporting point. In this case, the chord is guided longitudinally displaceably in at least one control region and coupled with the snow sliding board with respect to longitudinal flexing in the control region in such a way that a force resulting from flexing of the snow sliding board in the control region acts along the chord on a steering region at a longitudinal end of the snow sliding board in such a way that the snow sliding board is flexed in the steering region. The snow sliding board has in this case a transmission device, which transmits the force along the chord into the tensile force on the steering region. A force path between the board body and the steering region thereby comprises the following elements in the following sequence: supporting point, chord, transmission device, steering region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: SEPP BURCHER SPORT AG
    Inventor: Sepp Bürcher
  • Patent number: 7681904
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for a configurable snowshoe and ski device. The device includes a base member having a bottom for traversing over snow and ice covered terrain, a positionable axle rotatably coupling a mounting plate with the base member, and the axle positionable to enable one of a plurality of positions including a first position in which the mounting plate pivots above the plane of the base member and a second position in which the mounting plate pivots through the plane of the base member. The device may also include a plurality of wings coupled to the base member, the wings convertible between a skiing configuration in which the wings from a surface for gliding over snow and a snowshoe configuration in which the wings extend to increase the surface area of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Lane Ekberg
  • Patent number: 7669879
    Abstract: A high-strength skateboard deck includes an elongated body having opposite ends, opposite sides, an upper side and a lower side, the lower side including a plurality of embossments therein, improving the strength in the skateboard deck, reducing fatigue in the skateboard deck, and reducing the coefficient of friction of the lower side of the skateboard deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Robert A. Dykema
  • Patent number: 7654554
    Abstract: A sports board, such as a snow board, has a board core structure that provides desired structural characteristics localized to select regions of the board while maintaining predictable produceability and optimum operating qualities of the board. In an embodiment, the sports board includes a plurality of layered elements or segments, of which certain elements or segments are joined using interlocking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Goodwell International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony Scaturro, Eric Luthardt, Roger Neiley