Global Patent Index - EP 1237633 A1

EP 1237633 A1 2002-09-11 - BALL RETURN PRACTICING ARRANGEMENT

Title (en)

BALL RETURN PRACTICING ARRANGEMENT

Title (de)

ÜBUNGSEINRICHTUNG MIT BALLRÜCKFÜHRUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ENTRAINEMENT AVEC RENVOI DE BALLES AUX JOUEURS

Publication

EP 1237633 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00977311 A

Priority

  • AU 0001423 W
  • AU PQ417699 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0137948A1] A ball return apparatus (1) including a frame (4) supporting a net or nets (2) providing a ball receiving shape which is of approximately rectangular proportions providing thereby a cavernous capturing and returning area with a lowermost net (9) or net portion shaped, held and aligned to provide a sloping of 10 degrees and tensioned floor (9) such that it will effect a return of the ball to a delivery location. The apparatus has an end panel (5), two side panels (6, 7), a roof panel (8) and a forwardly inclined lowermost panel (9) with sufficient slope so that a ball will roll out from the cavernous shape toward a player. Each of the panels (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) are held taut under relatively uniform tension by helical springs (3) connected to the frame (4). The apparatus (1) can be used for practicing golf driving; kicking an Australian Rules football or soccer ball; pitching a baseball or softball; throwing a cricket ball, netball or basketball; and hitting a hockey ball or tennis ball.

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

A63B 69/00; A63B 69/36; A63B 71/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 47/02 (2006.01); A63B 69/00 (2006.01); A63B 69/36 (2006.01); A63B 71/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 71/022 (2013.01); A63B 47/025 (2013.01); A63B 69/0024 (2013.01); A63B 69/0097 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0137948A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0137948 A1 20010531; AU PQ417699 A0 19991216; BR 0015778 A 20030225; CA 2396404 A1 20010531; CN 1424930 A 20030618; EP 1237633 A1 20020911; JP 2003517357 A 20030527; KR 20020079741 A 20021019; ZA 200205016 B 20030424

INPADOC legal status


2006-12-06 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060601

2002-09-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020624

2002-09-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI