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1. WO1996040388 - GOLF PRACTICE HOLE WITH VARIABLE DIAMETER RIM

Publication Number WO/1996/040388
Publication Date 19.12.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1996/009138
International Filing Date 06.06.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.01.1997
IPC
A63B 57/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
57Golfing accessories
A63B 63/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
63Targets or goals for ball games
CPC
A63B 2063/002
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
63Targets or goals for ball games
002variable in size
A63B 57/357
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
57Golfing accessories
30Markers
357for golf cups or holes, e.g. flags
A63B 57/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
57Golfing accessories
40Golf cups or holes
Applicants
  • OWEN, James, A., Jr. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • OWEN, James, A., Jr.
  • LOUIS, Henry, St., Jr.
  • RICHARDSON, James, P.
Agents
  • LOGINOV, William, A.
Priority Data
08/479,51207.06.1995US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) GOLF PRACTICE HOLE WITH VARIABLE DIAMETER RIM
(FR) TROU DE PRACTICE DE GOLF A REBORD A DIAMETRE VARIABLE
Abstract
(EN)
A golf practice hole (42) with a variable diameter rim (43) provides a flexible material (38) positioned over a series of radially movable supports (56) that each define a portion of an edge or rim (43) of a hole (42). The flexible material (38) is typically provided with expansion areas that can include slits (168) that define separate flaps (50) of material. The flaps (50) of material are tensioned beneath the movable supports (56) to maintain the flaps (50) in engagement with the supports (56). As the supports (56) are moved radially inwardly and radially outwardly, the material (38) follows the supports (56) and defines a continuous surface above the rim (43) throughout a range of movement of the supports (56). The range of movement defines a corresponding range of hole rim diameters. The flexible surface (38) remains free of discontinuities and breaks despite diametrical changes in the rim (43) and provides an improved playing surface.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un trou de practice de golf (42) présentant un rebord (43) à diamètre variable, qui constitue un matériau flexible (38) positionné sur une série de supports (56) mobiles dans le sens radial, définissant chacun une partie d'un bord ou rebord (43) d'un trou (42). Le matériau flexible (38) est généralement pourvu de zones d'expansion qui peuvent comprendre des fentes (168) définissant des rabats séparés (50) tendus au-dessous des supports mobiles (56) pour se mettre en prise avec des derniers. Lorsque ces supports (56) sont déplacés vers l'intérieur dans le sens radial, et vers l'extérieur dans le sens radial également, le matériau (38) s'adapte aux supports (56) et définit une surface continue au-dessus du rebord (43) sur une plage de mouvement des supports (56). Cette plage de mouvement définit une plage correspondante de diamètres de rebords du trou. La surface flexible (38) reste dépourvue de discontinuités et ruptures en dépit de modifications diamétriques du rebord (43) et constitue une surface de jeu améliorée.
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