Global Patent Index - EP 3281678 A1

EP 3281678 A1 20180214 - BALL

Title (en)

BALL

Title (de)

BALL

Title (fr)

BALLE

Publication

EP 3281678 A1 20180214 (EN)

Application

EP 16776721 A 20160408

Priority

  • JP 2015080810 A 20150410
  • JP 2015172410 A 20150901
  • JP 2015217159 A 20151104
  • JP 2016061628 W 20160408

Abstract (en)

[Problem] To provide a ball which is easy to grip, throw and catch due to an easily adhering surface of a ball body. [Solution] This ball (1) has: a ball body (41) and at least one self-adhesive member (9) disposed on the surface side thereof. The at least one self-adhesive member includes a self-adhesive material and a reinforcing member supporting the self-adhesive material. When a user catches the ball (1), the user's fingers easily adhere to the self-adhesive member (9), allowing the surface of the ball (1) to be easily gripped, thrown or caught eliminating the need for any strong force in order for the person to hold the ball (1). According to the structure of the self-adhesive member (9) in which the reinforcing member supports the self-adhesive material, the reinforcing member prevents the self-adhesive material from becoming damaged in order to increase the durability of the self-adhesive member (9). The reinforcing member may be formed in a thin, generally planar-like shape and may be formed from various types of objects including but not limited to nonwoven fabrics; woven fabrics; knitted fabrics; perforated bodies provided with a large number of holes in thin generally planar objects, e.g. sheets or films; mesh-like bodies; forms which include a base and fibers such as artificial turf, mohair, carpet or the like which are attached to a base; forms in which many warp threads and many weft threads are woven together; forms in which weft threads are arranged in a stacked manner; and forms in which warp threads are arranged next to each other.

IPC 8 full level

A63B 41/00 (2006.01); A63B 37/00 (2006.01); A63B 39/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A63B 37/00 (2013.01); A63B 41/08 (2013.01); A63B 43/005 (2013.01); A63B 39/06 (2013.01); A63B 41/10 (2013.01); A63B 2243/0033 (2013.01)

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 3281678 A1 20180214; EP 3281678 A4 20181205; JP 6780810 B2 20201104; JP WO2016163555 A1 20180201; WO 2016163555 A1 20161013

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 16776721 A 20160408; JP 2016061628 W 20160408; JP 2017511116 A 20160408