Global patent index - EP 1079679 A1

EP 1079679 A1 2001-03-07 - IMPROVED SURFACE FOR SPORTS AND OTHER USES

Title (en)

IMPROVED SURFACE FOR SPORTS AND OTHER USES

Title (de)

VERBESSERTE OBERFLÄCHEFÜR SPORTLICHE AKTIVITÄTEN UND ÄHNLICHES

Title (fr)

SURFACE PERFECTIONNEE A USAGE SPORTIF ET AUTRE

Publication

EP 1079679 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99921806 A

Priority

  • US 9910137 W
  • US 7433898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956523A1] An improved playing surface (100) including a synthetic turf base (104) positioned atop a foundation (102) is provided. The synthetic turf base includes synthetic fibers (110) secured to a knitted backing (800). The synthetic turf base also includes a surface layer of growth medium (118) applied on top of the knitted backing to reach a predetermined depth. Natural grass (120) is planted in the surface layer of growth medium. The knitted backing includes openings (116) sufficient in number and size to allow roots (124) of the natural grass and water to pass through so that the natural grass will grow to form a playing surface.

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

A01C 1/04; A01B 79/00; A01G 1/00; A01H 5/00; A01N 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01G 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D04B 21/16 (2013.01); A01G 1/002 (2013.01); E01C 2013/086 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956523 A1 19991111; AR 015071 A1 20010411; AU 3891999 A 19991123; EP 1079679 A1 20010307; EP 1079679 A4 20050615

INPADOC legal status

2006-06-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20060101

2005-06-15 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20050502

2001-09-19 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

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- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL

2001-03-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001207

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL