Global Patent Index - EP 1257330 A1

EP 1257330 A1 2002-11-20 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SOCCER TRAINING AND PRACTICE

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SOCCER TRAINING AND PRACTICE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND METHODE ZUM TRAINIEREN UND AUSUBEN VON FUBBALL

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE D'ENTRAINEMENT ET DE PRATIQUE DE FOOTBALL

Publication

EP 1257330 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00907249 A

Priority

US 0003442 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0158537A1] An apparatus for holding and returning a soccer ball including an anchoring means. A preferred embodiment of the anchoring means is a spiral tie down stake (15). The spiral tie down stake has a rotating loop (40) which swivels 360 degrees around the stake and 360 degrees around the perpendicular axis of the loop preventing the attached ball tether (75) from tangling. An alternative anchoring means consists of a weighted base (100). A detachable link (55) is attached to the anchoring means by way of a swivel-eyebolt (70) connection allowing a 360 degree spin for the ball. The link in turn is connected to a first end of an elastic tether cord (75). A second end of the tether cord is attached to an adjustable durable nylon net (85) for holding the ball.

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

A63B 67/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

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

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 69/0079 (2013.01); A63B 69/002 (2013.01); A63B 2071/024 (2013.01); A63B 2071/026 (2013.01); A63B 2208/12 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0025 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0158537 A1 20010816; AU 2877300 A 20010820; BR 0017103 A 20030114; CA 2399812 A1 20010816; EP 1257330 A1 20021120; EP 1257330 A4 20071031; MX PA02007726 A 20030310

INPADOC legal status


2009-05-06 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081113

2008-06-04 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080502

2007-10-31 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20070927

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020910

2002-11-20 [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

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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