Global Patent Index - EP 0898986 B1

EP 0898986 B1 2002-12-18 - Vibration damping device of a racket

Title (en)

Vibration damping device of a racket

Title (de)

Einrichtung zum Dämpfen von Vibrationen eines Ballschlägers

Title (fr)

Dispositif amortisseur de vibration d'une raquette

Publication

EP 0898986 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 98890242 A

Priority

AT 145097 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0898986A2] A damping weight is fitted on or in the end (5) of the handle (3) of a tennis, squash or racquet ball racquet (1) so that it can move elastically from the handle axis (4). The damping weight comprises 0.6 to 3.5% of the weight of the strung racquet and is fixed in place for at least uniaxial deflection at a resonant frequency of 100 - 300 Hz. Preferably the weight is located in an elastic support.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63B 49/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 49/038 (2015.01); A63B 60/54 (2015.01); A63B 49/02 (2015.01); A63B 49/08 (2015.01); A63B 49/10 (2015.01); A63B 60/00 (2015.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 49/038 (2015.10); A63B 49/08 (2013.01); A63B 60/54 (2015.10); A63B 49/03 (2015.10); A63B 49/10 (2013.01); A63B 60/16 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0202 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0203 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0204 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0207 (2015.10); A63B 2049/0212 (2015.10); A63B 2060/002 (2015.10); A63B 2209/023 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 0898986 A2 19990303; EP 0898986 A3 19990331; EP 0898986 B1 20021218; AT 229830 T 20030115; AT 408724 B 20020225; AT A145097 A 20010715; CA 2246104 A1 19990228; CA 2246104 C 20051011; DE 59806693 D1 20030130

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