Global Patent Index - EP 3279604 A1

EP 3279604 A1 20180207 - SPORTS SHOOTING TARGET AND CORRESPONDING LAUNCHING DEVICE, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (en)

SPORTS SHOOTING TARGET AND CORRESPONDING LAUNCHING DEVICE, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (de)

SPORTSCHUSSZIEL UND ENTSPRECHENDE STARTVORRICHTUNG, VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

CIBLE DE TIR SPORTIF ET DISPOSITIF DE LANCEMENT CORRESPONDANT, APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ

Publication

EP 3279604 A1 20180207 (EN)

Application

EP 16388004 A 20160804

Priority

EP 16388004 A 20160804

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to a sports shooting target made of a biodegradable material, the target being characterized by a rotational axis (L) and attachment means (3, 5) for releasable attachment to a launching device, where the target is provided with trajectory stabilizing means (7) that are configured to stabilize the trajectory of the target by gyro effect caused by rotation about said rotational axis (L) and propelling means that cause forward movement of the target due to the rotation about said rotational axis (L). Compared with prior art sports shooting targets the target according to the invention is very light weight, typically below 10 grams and made of a biodegradable material such as corn starch-based plastics, wood or other biological fiber materials. The invention further relates to a launching device configured to pick up the target, retain it during rotational acceleration of the target and release it, when a desired rotational speed of the target has been reached. The invention also relates to a launching apparatus and a method for launching sports shooting targets of the kind proposed by the invention.

IPC 8 full level

F41J 9/16 (2006.01); F41J 9/18 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

F41J 9/16 (2013.01); F41J 9/18 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 3279604 A1 20180207; WO 2018024302 A1 20180208

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 16388004 A 20160804; DK 2017000012 W 20170724