Ski Fasteners Patents (Class 280/611)
  • Patent number: 10292451
    Abstract: An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components. A sole plate can include one or more specialized compartments designed to receive a component. The sole plate can be configured to provide greater stability to a sole structure. In some cases, the sole plate can be used to receive a component that can be used to perform different functions in a motorized tensioning system. Tabs within the sole plate can assist with retaining components within the sole plate and provide additional surface area for mounting the sole plate to other components of the article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany A. Beers, Andrew A. Owings
  • Patent number: 10245499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a front unit of a touring binding, wherein the front unit comprises a bearing arrangement having a bearing element, wherein the bearing element is designed to hold a touring shoe on the front unit on a counter-bearing portion of the touring shoe so as to be pivotable about a transverse axis extending transversely to a glide board longitudinal axis, wherein a release path is defined on the bearing arrangement, along which path the counter-bearing portion of the touring shoe can exit the bearing arrangement, wherein the front unit further comprises a blocking portion designed to block the movement of the counter-bearing portion of the touring shoe along the release path when the front unit is in a blocked state, and to allow the movement of the counter-bearing portion of the touring shoe along the release path when the front unit is in a neutral state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Salewa Sport AG
    Inventors: Guilhem Tremeau, Edwin Lehner
  • Patent number: 10061483
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices to define and control the design of a configurable chip module, instrument or systems, for example, for measurement, control and communication systems or any portion thereof. The module may include one or more chip elements. This can be achieved using, for example, a Graphical User interface (GUI), that transforms selections made by the user to a hardware and/or software configuration for the system in a process transparent to the user. This enables implementation of a plurality of devices and larger subsystems on a chip or chip module without specific semiconductor design knowledge from the user. This transformation process is thus accomplished transparently to the user, who operates the GUI to define the measurement or action which needs to be performed thereby resulting in an automatic combination of hardware and/or software elements available to create a specific configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Innovations Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ewa Herbst
  • Patent number: 9528690
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to suppress uneven brightness in the lighting device. The lighting device according to this invention includes LEDs 17, an LED board 18, a chassis 14, a reflection sheet 22, an optical member 15, a supporting pin 20, and a rivet 21. The reflection sheet 22 has a supporting pin through hole 22a and a rivet through hole 22b. The supporting pin 20 is mounted to the chassis 14 through the supporting pin through holes 22a. The supporting pin 20 supports the optical member 15. The rivet 21 is mounted to the chassis 14 through the rivet through hole 22b. The reflection sheet 22 has an opening 23. The opening 23 is arranged adjacent to or close to any one of the supporting pin through hole 22a and the rivet through hole 22b. The LED board 18 has a colored portion 24 arranged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Kamata
  • Patent number: 9526972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a front unit for a ski binding, comprising a front jaw for fixating a ski boot in a downhill position and engagement members for pivotably supporting the ski boot about a horizontal pivot axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the ski in a climbing position, wherein for switching between the downhill position and the climbing position the front jaw is disposed slidably in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the ski relative to the engagement members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Markus Steinke
  • Patent number: 9126098
    Abstract: A releasable snowboard binding includes a strap release mechanism adapted to be coupled to a binding strap, a spatial orientation detector, and a strap release actuator coupled to the strap release mechanism and configured to actuate the strap release mechanism in response to a spatial orientation detected by the spatial orientation detector. The snowboard binding is coupled between a strap and a binding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas A. Trudel
  • Patent number: 9033754
    Abstract: A releasable water ski binding system includes a trigger mechanism that causes releasable bindings to release a boot from a ski. The trigger mechanism senses a displacement of a portion of a body of a skier past a point of criticality and causes the releasable bindings to release the boot from the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Craig D Gates
  • Patent number: 9022411
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150102585
    Abstract: Disclosed are boot frames comprising: a base; an ankle support; and at least one strap configured to secure a boot to the boot frame; wherein the base comprises: a) at least one side support, b) a toe binding, and c) a heel binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin John LEFSRUD
  • Patent number: 8985615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Patent number: 8985614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Patent number: 8960710
    Abstract: A rear hoop (3) for a snowboard boot binding, having an overall shape in the form of a U and comprising a central connecting part (12) arranged between two arms (11) suitable for forming a movable connection with a snowboard boot binding, the hoop (3) comprising at least one zone where it consists of an extruded hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Pascal
  • Publication number: 20150042074
    Abstract: A method for providing at least one component of a snowboard binding, comprising the steps consisting in: using a material of the SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) type, constituted by discontinuous fibers of carbon or glass or hybrid, arranged randomly and interposed between two layers of polymeric resin; arranging the material in a mold for a step of pressure molding by means of metallic mold parts; performing the pressure molding step at a temperature and a pressure that are higher than the ambient values, with a low or high flow of material to fill the cavity of the mold; extracting the component from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CORE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Martino FUMAGALLI
  • Publication number: 20150031253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening system for a sliding board comprising, respectively, a base delimiting a housing in which a shoe is designed to be immobilized, means for adjusting the position of said base on the board, and a vertical locking pivot cooperating on the one hand with an anchoring element secured to the board, and on the other hand bearing rotational blocking elements supported by a calibrating disc, characterized in that said pivot is made up of an assembly secured to the base comprising a central slug whereof the lower end is designed to be retractably housed in said anchor element and the upper end is connected to at least one rotating maneuvering member ensuring the rotation of said lower end in the anchor element. The invention also relates to a sliding board equipped with said fastening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Skis Rossignol
    Inventors: Adrien Reguis, Arnaud Repa, Vincent Gelin
  • Publication number: 20150028567
    Abstract: A device is provided for adjustably mounting a snowboard binding to a snowboard. The device includes a snowboard binding interface assembly configured to attach to the snowboard and attach to the snowboard binding. The snowboard binding interface assembly includes a base plate configured to rotate relative to the snowboard and a locking element connected to the base plate and enabling the snowboard binding interface assembly to be locked in a selected rotational orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen M. Engleman, Marshal F. Read, Wade Leener
  • Publication number: 20150014962
    Abstract: A boot attachment system is provided for a split board, wherein the boot attachment provides two alternative attachment configurations. The first configuration provides a ‘ride mode’ in which the rider's boots are attached across the two halves of the split board allowing the joined board halves to be used as a complete snowboard for riding downhill. The second configuration provides a ‘ski mode’ in which the rider's boots are attached one on each half of the split board. This system allows the halves of the board to be used in a similar manner to traditional skis. This system is particularly useful when travelling uphill or on terrain that is insufficiently steep for the board configuration to be useable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Gary RAYNER
  • Patent number: 8910967
    Abstract: A binding (1, 100) for a ski, in particular a ski binding for a cross-country or touring ski is described, in which a portion is adapted to interact with the ski, or a mounting plate (2, 110) attached to the ski, for attaching the binding to the ski in a displaceable manner, such that the binding can be positioned in a plurality of locations on the ski. A toothed interaction device (120), which is arranged so as to interact with matching indents or notches (112) on the ski or on the mounting plate (110), is provided, wherein the interaction of the teeth of the toothed interaction device with the matching indents or notches on the ski, or mounting plate, one or more than one of: determines, changes and/or fixes the position of the binding with respect to the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Madshus AS
    Inventors: Gunner Bjertnaes, Thomas Alsgaard
  • Patent number: 8876144
    Abstract: A snow mobility device that defines a longitudinal axis, the snow mobility device having a generally planar deck with a top surface and a bottom surface, the deck defining a front portion, a rear portion, a middle portion, and outer edges. The middle portion is generally flat and the front and rear portions are each curved upwardly. The edges are rounded. There are at least two rails extending outwardly from the bottom surface along all of the middle portion and at least some of each of the front and rear portions of the deck, the rails spaced from one another and essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the snow mobility device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Darnell
  • Patent number: 8857845
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally towards closing a snowboard binding locking lever with a pull cable that protrudes forward, upward, or upward and forward from the highback of the binding. One aspect of the present disclosure provides a pull cable with a cable guide and a grip. Another aspect includes a semi-rigid bendable guide to act as an additional guide for the pull cable. Another aspect includes a magnet or notch to fasten the grip towards the front of the binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Ohlheiser
  • Publication number: 20140291967
    Abstract: Disclosed is a snowboard binding for coupling a snowboard boot to a snowboard. The binding includes a highback that extends upwardly from a midfoot or heel region of the binding to provide rear support for the boot. In one embodiment, the highback is formed of a plurality of modular components that each can be manufactured of a separate material to collectively provide desired structural characteristics to the highback. The attachment of the highback, its supporting elements and one or more straps to retain the boot within the binding are arranged such that certain attachment points are fixedly connected to each other and thus made to move synchronously when the position of the highback with respect to the binding's base is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Neiley, Anthony Scaturro
  • Patent number: 8827280
    Abstract: A rear entry snowboard binding (2) comprising a leg support (3) which is pivotably hinged on a binding base plate (5) on the right side and on the left side which can be swivelled between a rear entry position in which a boot to be accommodated in the snowboard binding (2) can be inserted from back to front into the snowboard binding (2), and a front travel position, wherein locking means are provided for blocking the leg support (3) in the travel position, which comprise a locking lever (6) pivotably hinged on the rear side of the leg support (3), wherein at least in the travel position relative to a center plane (11) of the binding (2) which runs in the longitudinal direction of the binding base plate (5) and stands vertically on the binding base plate (5) centrally between the two lateral hinge points (9) of the leg support (3), the leg support (3) projects further outwards to a first side (12R) than to the opposite second side (12L), and wherein the locking lever (6) hinged pivotably on the rear side of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sam Sport and Marketing AG
    Inventor: Thomas Krenn
  • Patent number: 8820771
    Abstract: Safety fastening heelpiece (10) for ski boot comprising a moving body (11) mounted to pivot about an articulation axis (14) suspended by two lateral arms (20) linked to a base (12), the moving body including a release spring (15) acting on a moving piston (17) cooperating with a release surface (18) of the articulation axis, so as to be able to occupy a first position corresponding to a closed position of the heelpiece in which a heel grip (13) arranged at one end of the moving body is intended to hold the heel of a ski boot on the ski, and to be able to occupy a second position corresponding to an open position of the heelpiece, characterized in that the release surface is formed by a protrusion (21) arranged in relief relative to the rest of the articulation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventor: Frederic Farges
  • Publication number: 20140232087
    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. A reconfigurable binding provides an interchangeable all-in-one binding for at least alpine touring, snowboard, split board and alpine ski mode. One aspect of the reconfigurable binding discloses binding connection adaptable for use in alpine touring and traditional ski mode. Another aspect of the reconfigurable binding discloses a bolt/pin pattern configuration for split board and snowboard mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: RODIN, LTD
    Inventor: Richard Bulan
  • Patent number: 8807586
    Abstract: The invention provides a front unit (10) for a sliding board binding, comprising a base (14), which is set up for fastening to a sliding board and which defines a sliding board plane (E), and a front holding means for holding a front portion of a sliding board boot (12), the front holding unit being mounted rotatably on the base (14) so as to make rotation both of the front holding means and of the sliding board boot (12) possible about a shared vertical axis, extending substantially orthogonal to the sliding board plane (E), in a closed position of the front holding means. The front unit (10) further comprises a release arrangement (84, 86) which converts a relative movement of the holding means and the base (14) into an adjustment movement of the holding means from the engagement position into a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Salewa Sport AG
    Inventors: Edwin Lehner, Fredrik Andersson
  • Patent number: 8801025
    Abstract: A binding for a vehicle, such as a skate for skating on ice or a ski. The binding has an upper chassis section and a lower chassis section, which are interconnected by means of coupling means. The upper chassis section and the lower chassis section are arranged to be rollable relative to each other in the vehicle's longitudinal direction. The binding includes a first and a second contact surface at least one of the first and the second contact surface being curved. Thereby a stepless rolling motion between the upper chassis and the lower chassis is provided for, allowing the chassis to rock both backwards and forwards in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Marsblade AB
    Inventor: Per Mårs
  • Patent number: 8801026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20140210187
    Abstract: Boot binding systems for riding a snow gliding board, including a pair of boot bindings, each member of the pair having a toe latch pedal mechanism at the toe end of a baseplate on which the rider's boot rests, the toe latch pedal having dual function to either a) attach each boot binding to a ride mode interface in ride mode configuration or to b) attach each boot binding to a ski touring mode interface in ski touring configuration. In a “release position” the toe latch pedal is disengaged so that the baseplate assembly may be detached or switched between the ski touring mode interface and the ride mode interface in alternation. In a “lock position”, the toe of the rider's boot depresses the toe latch pedal and locks the boot binding onto the selected interface. As co-planar with the baseplate, the latch pedal also supports the rider's boot when in the lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Ritter
  • Patent number: 8752857
    Abstract: A snowboard binding for coupling a snowboard boot to a snowboard includes a highback that extends upwardly from a midfoot or heel region of the binding to provide rear support for the boot. In one embodiment, the highback is formed of a plurality of modular components that each can be manufactured of a separate material to collectively provide desired structural characteristics to the highback. The attachment of the highback, its supporting elements and one or more straps to retain the boot within the binding are arranged such that certain attachment points are fixedly connected to each other and thus made to move synchronously when the position of the highback with respect to the binding's base is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Flow Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Neiley, Anthony Scaturro
  • Publication number: 20140162511
    Abstract: Wakeboarding causes a large number of knee injuries, especially to the ACL. These injuries occur from large tensile, compressive and rotational forces on the knees. Rotational and compressive forces cause meniscus tears. Rotation and tensional forces lead to ACL tears. Knee injuries may be prevented by releasing both feet from the board simultaneously at a force lower than the ultimate strength of the ligaments in the knee. This novel device releases both feet within 0.25 of a second at a force under 268 lbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Tyler Joseph Ball, Jordan Lee Harrell
  • Publication number: 20140151981
    Abstract: A bending base of a footwear element provided for the practice of a sporting activity using a gliding or rolling apparatus, comprising structure for removably fixing the footwear element in relation to this base, the base having flexibility along the length of the foot, and structure for removably fixing, against the base, at least one element for fastening to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bruno BERTHET, Franck CONSTANT, Laurent BONAVENTURE
  • Patent number: 8733783
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bryce M. Kloster, Tyler G. Kloster
  • Publication number: 20140138935
    Abstract: A binding system for snowboards that minimizes leg pain while snowboard users are approaching or are riding on a chairlift. The rotatable binding system enables one of two boot bindings attached to a snowboard to rotate up to 90 degrees placing a user's boot in parallel with the long sides, and sliding direction, of the snowboard. The binding system includes a base plate, which is fixed to the snowboard, and a top plate that is rotatably attached to the base plate by a center screw, and a boot binding harness mounted to the top plate. A hinge plate can connect the base plate to a mid static disk, which can in turn rotatably attach to the top plate. The binding system can include a latch lever that acts as a hands-free locking system that is mounted through an outer ridge of the base plate and connected to a retractable plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Kurt Bryce Sorenson
  • Patent number: 8714567
    Abstract: A ski boot (1) includes an inner boot (1.1) that is designed to accommodate the skier's foot and a leading shell (1.2) that surrounds the inner boot (1.1), making it possible to hold the skier's ankle in place. This boot (1) also includes a calf support (3) attached to the shell (1.2) that is designed to accommodate the skier's calf, and a thigh support (5) that forms an angle (?) with the calf support (3) that is designed to accommodate the skier's thigh when the latter is in the bent position. Preferably, the boot includes a damping element (8, 23, 27) that is installed between the calf support (3) and the thigh support (5), as well as elements (25, 26) for adjusting the angle (?) between the calf support (3) and the thigh support (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Hubert Fievet
  • Publication number: 20140103620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for helping the movements of a user's foot, said foot being able to be received in a footwear portion, the front end of which is pivotably mounted relative to a sliding board or to walking equipment, with the system comprising a spring which can be secured to the sliding board or to the walking equipment so as to be applied to a bearing zone of the footwear portion by exerting a pressure on said bearing zone when the bearing zone is moved closer to the sliding board or to the walking equipment, characterized in that it comprises a binding device which can be removed from the spring, with the binding device being able to be fastened to a binding zone of the sliding board or of the walking equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Patrice Cornillon
  • Publication number: 20140097596
    Abstract: A snowboard binding, comprising a base plate which has a cavity for accommodating a disk adapted to allow the connection between the base plate and the snowboard deck, the disk having an elongated shape with the central regions provided with recesses, the cavity of the base plate having complementary protrusions adapted to mate with the recesses of the disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Martino FUMAGALLI
  • 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: 20140015227
    Abstract: A binding for a vehicle, such as a skate for skating on ice or a ski. The binding has an upper chassis section and a lower chassis section, which are interconnected by means of coupling means. The upper chassis section and the lower chassis section are arranged to be rollable relative to each other in the vehicle's longitudinal direction. The binding includes a first and a second contact surface at least one of the first and the second contact surface being curved. Thereby a stepless rolling motion between the upper chassis and the lower chassis is provided for, allowing the chassis to rock both backwards and forwards in relation to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MARSBLADE AB
    Inventor: Per Márs
  • Publication number: 20130334795
    Abstract: A boot retaining unit of a ski binding or snowboard binding, including at least one boot retaining element, a restoring spring for the boot retaining element, and a damping device for absorbing short, hard impacts, wherein the at least one boot retaining element and the damping device are connected via a translation mechanism, and the translation mechanism translates a deflection of the at least one boot retaining element into a larger deflection of the damping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MARKER Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Alzner, Manfred Bader, Markus Krumbeck, Michael Mangold
  • Patent number: 8585074
    Abstract: An arrangement for the disengagement of a boot-attachment element on a sliding board comprising at least one receiving element (1, 2) for receiving a boot-attachment element on a sliding board, the arrangement comprising an automatic disengagement device for releasing the boot from the at least one attachment element, the disengagement device comprising a strip (5) and/or several articulated link rods (31, 32) forming a mechanical disengagement device and a lock (6, 10, 11) making it possible to lock or activate the mechanical disengagement device, the mechanical disengagement device being connected to at least one receiving element (1, 2) for receiving a boot-attachment element on a sliding board in order to allow its movement beyond a certain force sustained by the receiving element (1, 2) when the mechanical disengagement device is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol
    Inventor: Johan Vailli
  • Patent number: 8579317
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a binding for retaining a boot on a gliding board, such as a ski, which includes a retaining device, a lower abutment surface, and a vertical spacer. The retaining device supports an upper abutment surface adapted to be in contact with at least one upper surface of a front portion of the boot. The lower abutment surface is adapted to be in contact with at least a portion of the sole of the boot. The lower abutment surface is connected to the retaining device so as to define an engagement height for the boot corresponding to the difference in height between the upper abutment surface and the lower abutment surface. The vertical spacer is rigid and includes a predetermined adjustment height. The vertical spacer is arranged relative to the retaining device and the lower abutment surface, so that the adjustment height of the vertical spacer makes it possible to adjust the engagement height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-François Merino, Daniel Soldan
  • Patent number: 8573631
    Abstract: A device for receiving a foot or a boot on a gliding apparatus, the receiving device including a base plate that extends along a longitudinal direction, from a rear end to a front end, as well as a rear support element, the rear support element being articulated with respect to the base plate, in the area of the rear end, in order to be capable of being folded, selectively, towards the base plate or deployed rearwardly. The receiving device includes an abutment that limits the deployment of the rear support element with respect to the base plate. The abutment is fixed to the base plate, the abutment has a self-supporting structure, and the abutment limits the deployment of the rear support element by acting along the longitudinal direction (L). The abutment is transversely flexible in order to assume the shape of the rear support element when the latter is deployed rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventor: Henri Rancon
  • Publication number: 20130285352
    Abstract: The invention provides a front unit (10) for a sliding board binding, comprising a base (14), which is set up for fastening to a sliding board and which defines a sliding board plane (E), and a front holding means for holding a front portion of a sliding board boot (12), the front holding unit being mounted rotatably on the base (14) so as to make rotation both of the front holding means and of the sliding board boot (12) possible about a shared vertical axis, extending substantially orthogonal to the sliding board plane (E), in a closed position of the front holding means. The front unit (10) further comprises a release arrangement (84, 86) which converts a relative movement of the holding means and the base (14) into an adjustment movement of the holding means from the engagement position into a release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Salewa Sport AG
    Inventors: Edwin LEHNER, Fredrik ANDERSSON
  • Publication number: 20130270797
    Abstract: A binding (1, 100) for a ski, in particular a ski binding for a cross-country or touring ski is described, in which a portion is adapted to interact with the ski, or a mounting plate (2, 110) attached to the ski, for attaching the binding to the ski in a displaceable manner, such that the binding can be positioned in a plurality of locations on the ski. A toothed interaction device (120), which is arranged so as to interact with matching indents or notches (112) on the ski or on the mounting plate (110), is provided, wherein the interaction of the teeth of the toothed interaction device with the matching indents or notches on the ski, or mounting plate, one or more than one of: determines, changes and/or fixes the position of the binding with respect to the ski.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: MADSHUS AS
    Inventors: Gunner Bjertnaes, Thomas Alsgaard
  • Publication number: 20130257017
    Abstract: A fastening device for a sliding board includes a base that defines a housing in which a shoe is designed to be immobilized by a maintaining device. The maintaining device includes a vertical locking pivot cooperating with an anchor element secured to the board on the one hand, and with rotational blocking elements on the other hand. The base includes a lower plate and an upper plate to support the shoe and sliding relative to one another, the pivot ensuring sliding locking of the two plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Adrien Reguis, Arnaud Repa, Vincent Gelin
  • Patent number: 8544869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touring binding comprising two bearing portions arranged on different sides of a longitudinal axis, which bearing portions, in a walking position of the touring binding, are designed to engage with opposing lateral counter-bearing portions of a boot, in order to hold the boot on the touring binding pivotably about a transverse axis extending transversely of the longitudinal axis, characterized by a longitudinal positioning portion separate from the bearing portion, on which positioning portion the boot may be supported in an insertion position in such a manner that the counter-bearing portions are positioned, with regard to their location along the longitudinal axis, in a ready-to-engage position relative to the bearing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Salewa Sport AG
    Inventor: Edwin Lehner
  • Publication number: 20130249192
    Abstract: Ski or similar device for sliding on snow having a mounting aid for a binding (28) or for components thereof, which aid is mounted on the top face (32) of the ski and is especially in the form of a binding plate (10), wherein the mounting aid or binding plate (10) is durably connected to the top face (32) of the ski in such a manner that ski (23) and mounting aid or binding plate (10) form an integral constructional unit in terms of the mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Madshus AS
    Inventor: Gunnar Bjertnaes
  • Publication number: 20130241179
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly (1) for connecting a boot to a ski (2), including a binding (3) arranged to be connected to the boot, and a section (4) of the top surface (5) of the ski (2) arranged to be connected to an essentially plate-like adapter (6) between the binding (3) and the section (4), the adapter (6) being arranged to increase the distance between at least a part of the underside (7) of the binding (3) and the top surface (5) of the ski (2). A first locking device (9) is arranged on the underside (7) of the binding (3) for locking the binding (3) to the adapter (6) via a corresponding second locking device (10) on the top side (11) of the adapter (6). Furthermore, a third locking device (13) is arranged on the underside (12) of the adapter (6) for locking the adapter (6) to the section (4) via a corresponding fourth locking device (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ROTTEFELLA AS
    Inventors: Even Wøllo, Thomas Holm, Øyvar Svendsen, Aksel Pettersen
  • Publication number: 20130234416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding device for snowboards which allow binding a boot onto the snowboard, comprising a base plate (4) which is attached to the board by means of an anchoring disc (3) and a support plate (2) forming the support for the attachment of the boot, where said base plate (4) in turn comprises in its first section anchoring grooves (9) allowing a relative anchoring position of the support plate (2) through an anchoring part (6) and a guiding part (5) which are attached to the support plate (2) by means of bindings, said anchoring part (6) and guiding part (5) being what allow the relative longitudinal forward and backward movement for engaging and disengaging said support plate (2) with respect to the base plate (4) once the anchoring part (6) is released by releasing at least one anchoring tooth (7) belonging to said anchoring part (6) from the anchoring grooves (9) of the base plate (4) through locking means with at least one retention bolt (23) which is activated by pulling on
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Asier De Huberta Almansa
  • Publication number: 20130187364
    Abstract: A spoiler for a snowboard binding, comprising a shell adapted to be pivoted, at a lower region thereof, to a base plate of a snowboard binding, the shell having a plurality of cuts which extend from lateral edges of the shell to an internal region of the shell, in order to give flexibility to the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Martino FUMAGALLI
  • Patent number: 8469372
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Bryce M. Kloster, Tyler G. Kloster