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Title:
SPORTS ACCESSORIES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/025731
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention are used to separate game fields into smaller fields and consists of a base unit, 1 corner posts which are anchored by anchoring spear into the ground and one or several guy ropes per pole. Inserted mini-goals or other sports entity centered in each end network. The net is attached goals and objectives therefore contributes to keeping the network in a stable upright position. It integrates easily support pillars on the long side, since the network's capacity to remain in vertical position depends on the length and how much net tightened.

Inventors:
CHARLES, Michael (Aggervej 27, Tåbel, Vestervig, DK-7770, DK)
Application Number:
DK2009/000201
Publication Date:
March 11, 2010
Filing Date:
September 04, 2009
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NØRVO SPORTSNET AS (Toosholmvej 9, No Voruptør, Thisted, DK-7700, DK)
CHARLES, Michael (Aggervej 27, Tåbel, Vestervig, DK-7770, DK)
International Classes:
A63B71/02; A63C19/06
Foreign References:
US20040132558A12004-07-08
GB2432538A2007-05-30
GB2351673A2001-01-10
US5180143A1993-01-19
GB2377646A2003-01-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STORPER, Lars (Nupark C1, Holstebro, DK-7500, DK)
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Claims:
Claim.

Claim 1.

The present invention is a sports application for flexible play fields and space division, specifically for ball sports and other exercise, when performed at a sporting-defined play area and where it is desirable to limit both practitioners as spilleelementets movement opportunities characterized in that said that the invention consists of a base unit corner posts which are maintained by anchor spear into the ground and one or several guy ropes per pole. Inserted mini- goals or other sports entity centered in each end of the sports field. The net is attached to the goals and the goal therefore contributes to keeping the net in a stable upright position.

Description:
Sports Application

The present invention is a sports application to make flexible play spaces, - specifically for ball sports and other exercise. This invention makes it possible to in a very quick time to divide a football areal into 2 , 3 or more courses .

Known technique

Making a ball fields divided up in smaller play field is well known from playing fields especially for indoor exercise.

There will often be used solid play wooden walls in the form of plates configured in modular fields using vertical bars.

Moreover the use of stopnet the runway ends in order to avoid the balls leaving the sport area with the disadvantages it brings .

The plates are typically compact wood/veneer sheets or plastic.

There will often be a need associated with training and conduct of matches and tournaments. Football can have a need to divide the playing area into smaller units in training situation.

Particularly very young players would benefit from using a minimized play area. Before this invention separation are just done by placed miniature goals to create a number of small play tracks across the permanent fields. The disadvantage is that it is not possible to separate the fields along the length between the temporary fields and when the game settled simultaneously on parallel football fields, it will inevitably interfere with the different games .

To address this , there developed play fields separations consisting of solid wood / plastic plates to separate the game fields on the respective lanes and to achieve an effect known

"hard effect" from indoor plants. The wooden walls maintained by vertical bars embedded in the floor / ground. Separations on outdoor walls can be stabilized with support wires .

The time used to make this separated game fields is not suitable for a short training sessions . Furthermore, the manufacturing costs of such an installation are considerably - especially in relation to the market is related to small sports clubs with limited economic resources . Alone storage when not in use is very demanding of space and storage facilities.

Know technique is also a inflatable game field separation. The facility comes complete with compressors, hoses and others. It takes a lot of time with the establishment of the facility because the system is not self-sustaining before under full pressure. The inflatable field separations kit" is taking down by letting the air out again and roll up the same way as known by other inflatable devices. It is an equally time-consuming process as the construction of permanent wooden walls. Storage requirements of the system are also relatively large because the plant will not withstand storage in humid conditions, and frost- free conditions are likely to be a requirement. Furthermore, the concept implies access to the network voltage or alternative to using power generation.

In US2007010355 A63B71/02P describes a sports application to pave the separation by networks. The invention acts as a room divide, with "rebound" effect. The invention consists of modules of fixed height and width based on a basic framework of such metal pipes or the like. The invention can be used for various ball sports and the size of delivery can be adapted as necessary. Emphasis will be considerably smaller one at the separators prepared from solid sheet. Space requirement for storage is estimated to be equivalent and achieved here is no benefit to the user.

Basic framework may be the same modular and there will be double vertical support bars where modules collide. In patent number 6149135 Dale J. Hlavin also describe a removable modular system with fixed side frames as above. The patent is primarily intended to apply to basketball lanes and the modular system is mentioned in both written by the requirement, but invention is not designed to be quickly made up and packed down again ditto.

The aim of the present invention:

The present invention is created with the objective of providing an innovative concept for a very simple and quick up and dismantling of orbital separation.

Its is the goal to make a game field fence weighs as little as possible when weight is an important parameter for an efficient up and dismantling.

Finally, it is essential to the invention can be manufactured so inexpensive that the invention has targeted the economy to invest in present invention.

Description of the present invention: The present invention consists of a base unit, 1 corner posts which are anchored by anchoring spear into the ground and one or several guy ropes per pole.

Inserted mini-goals or other sports entity centered in each end network. The net is attached goals and objectives therefore contributes to keeping the network in a stable upright position. It integrates easily support pillars on the long side, since the network ' s capacity to remain in vertical position depends on the length and how much net tightened. Figure 1 illustrates a game field area - in this instance, a football field. (1) shows a standard size football field. (2) a chalk line for the goal square and (3) is the marker of the penalty area. A, B and C are temporary play fields shaped by the use of the present invention. (4) is a path integrated miniature goal. Instead, football goals could have been illustrated as handball, basketball goal / basket or another.

Separation consists only of interlaced networks of nylon, metal or other (5) . (6) is a corner post, supported by ropes. It can be inserted stabilizer bars between corner posts if necessary. The invention can be stored turned around corner posts (6) - this is not illustrated.

As shown in the drawings, it is easy to set up several parallel fields and this saved separation between the fields . Especially when several fields are going to be placed, it the time and cost savings to be significant. Highlighting the benefits:

The present invention is much faster to use than by known technique. This is an essential functional requirements, as it specifically for use in training situations, it is a time critical how much time it is necessary to setup the field separation. When the 4 corner posts are located, it is a very fast procedure to do remaining work to install play goals and other accessories.

A quick up and dismantling is also a crucial advantage in the conduct of tournaments with the participation of different age groups. Typically, the very small cohorts could usefully play in limited lanes and here it is a great advantage over prior art of the fields can quickly set and again quickly dismantled to make room for a game on a normal size football field. Further, the invention is an advantage over prior art that the weight is estimated to be a fraction of known play field serparation systems. The much less weight is important for the up and dismantling time, and weight allows people with limited physical strength to conduct the work alone. It is not possible by known techniques .

This invention future customers are typically sport clubs whit has a limited economy, and therefore it is a great advantage that the the production price are estimated to be affordable. Not used, the invention takes up extremely limited place comparison to prior art and invention contains no moisture and temperature sensitive elements.