Global patent index - EP 0998333 A1

EP 0998333 A1 2000-05-10 - APPARATUS FOR CIRCULAR COURT BALL GAME

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR CIRCULAR COURT BALL GAME

Title (de)

GERÄT FÜR EIN KREISRUNDES BALLFELDSPIEL

Title (fr)

APPAREIL POUR JEU DE BALLES PRATIQUE SUR UN TERRAIN CIRCULAIRE

Publication

EP 0998333 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97949413 A

Priority

  • US 9720685 W
  • US 74475496 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9819756A1] This invention in an apparatus for use in a round ball rebounding game played on a circular court consisting of a spherical structure (8) supported by a single pole (14), and having a plurality of goals (22, 24, 26) placed at equidistant intervals about the maximum horizontal diameter of the sphere, and parallel to the playing surface (52). The apparatus further comprises a plurality of discharge tubes (36, 38, 40) inserted into the bottom of the sphere, said number of tubes corresponding to the number of goals. Openings are further cut into the sphere relative to the position of each goal such that a net (39, 32, 34) attached to the bottom of each goal can direct a round ball into the interior of the sphere, with the ball eventually departing the bottom of the sphere through one of the discharge tubes which then deposit the ball at the base of the structure along the playing surface.

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

A63B 67/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 63/08 (2006.01); A63B 67/00 (2006.01); A63B 63/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 63/08 (2013.01); A63B 67/002 (2013.01); A63B 2063/001 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9819756 A1 19980514; CA 2306919 A1 19980514; CA 2306919 C 20061010; EP 0998333 A1 20000510; EP 0998333 A4 20060802

INPADOC legal status

2009-04-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20081010

2007-11-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20071010

2006-08-02 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20060629

2000-05-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990604

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT