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1. (WO1997019732) BREAKAWAY BASKETBALL RIM ASSEMBLY
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Pub. No.:    WO/1997/019732    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/018935
Publication Date: 05.06.1997 International Filing Date: 26.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    06.06.1997    
IPC:
A63B 63/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: BASKETBALL PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. [US/US]; 920 West Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201 (US)
Inventors: CHILDERS, Ronald, P.; (US).
LAWVER, Scott, A.; (US).
HEHR, Kenneth, L.; (US)
Agent: ZARLEY, Donald, H.; Zarley, McKee, Thomte, Voorhees & Sease, Suite 3200, 801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-2721 (US)
Priority Data:
08/564,937 30.11.1995 US
Title (EN) BREAKAWAY BASKETBALL RIM ASSEMBLY
(FR) PANIER DE BASKET-BALL A DELESTAGE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A breakaway basketball rim (100) has a stationary base member (106) for mounting to a vertically extending backboard. A releasable rim member (104) has a circular hoop portion (108) which extends in a generally horizontal plane, and a release assembly (114) operably interconnecting the base member (106) and the rim member (104). The release assembly (114) includes apparatus for releasing the rim member in response to a downward load received at any point along a 180° frontal arc of said circular hoop portion (108), so that the hoop portion tilts downwardly from the horizontal plane generally in the direction of said point at which said load is received, so as to avoid transmission of significant shock and torsional loads to the backboard (102). Return apparatus (124) is included for returning the circular hoop portion (108) of the rim member (104) to the generally horizontal plane following release of said downward load from said hoop portion (108).
(FR)Panier de basket-ball à délestage (10) comportant un élément de base fixe (106) destiné à être monté sur un panneau vertical. Un panier à déclenchement (104) comporte un cerceau circulaire (108) s'étendant sur un plan généralement horizontal, et un ensemble de déclenchement (114) reliant de façon fonctionnelle l'élément de base (106) et le panier (104). L'ensemble de déclenchement (114) comporte un dispositif permettant de détacher le panier sous l'effet d'une charge tirant vers le bas reçue en tout point d'un arc frontal de 180° du cerceau circulaire (108), de sorte que le cerceau bascule depuis son plan horizontal vers le bas, généralement dans la direction du point qui subit cette charge, ce qui évite la transmission d'un choc et de contraintes de torsion importants sur le panneau (102). Un mécanisme de retour (124) permet de remettre le cerceau circulaire (108) du panier (104) sur un plan généralement horizontal lorsque la charge tirant vers le bas subie par ce cerceau (108) cesse d'exister.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)