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1. (WO1998030289) FOOTBALL, E.G. FOR RUGBY
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/030289    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1998/000045
Publication Date: 16.07.1998 International Filing Date: 08.01.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    03.08.1998    
IPC:
A63B 41/00 (2006.01), A63B 41/04 (2006.01), A63B 43/04 (2006.01)
Applicants: JAMES GILBERT LIMITED [GB/GB]; 5 St. Matthew's Street, Rugby CV21 3BY (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
WEBB, Lawrence, Edward [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
KING, James, Bertram [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: WEBB, Lawrence, Edward; (GB).
KING, James, Bertram; (GB)
Agent: KING, James, Bertram; Kings Patent Agency Limited, 73 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB (GB)
Priority Data:
9700260.4 08.01.1997 GB
Title (EN) FOOTBALL, E.G. FOR RUGBY
(FR) BALLON DE RUGBY OU DE FOOTBALL AMERICAN
Abstract: front page image
(EN)In order to improve the ballistic properties of a football, typically a rugby football, a relatively massive inflation valve assembly (4) is provided on the inflatable bladder (6). The assembly (4) may incorporate metal or plastic weights (W1, W2, W3) and/or a dense textile mat (9) to provide additional weight. A channel (8) extends along the outer surface of the assembly (4) and into which the inturned sewn sides of adjacent cover panels may seat so the valve nipple (5) can project through the seam of the ball. Providing the massive and heavy valve assembly in the seam of the ball in this way improves the flight when kicked at a point opposite the valve and on the opposed seam.
(FR)Afin d'améliorer les propriétés balistiques d'un ballon, généralement un ballon de rugby, un ensemble valve de gonflage (4) relativement volumineux est placé sur une poche gonflable (6). Cet ensemble (4) peut comporter des poids de métal ou de plastique (W1, W2, W3), et/ou un mat textile dense (9), qui constitue un poids supplémentaire. Un canal (8) s'étend le long de la surface extérieure dudit ensemble (4). Des coutures tournées vers l'intérieur de pans de couverture contigus peuvent se loger dans ce canal, l'embout de la valve (5) pouvant ainsi faire saillie à travers la couture du ballon. Etant donné le poids important de l'ensemble valve dans la couture du ballon, celui-ci suivra une trajectoire améliorée lorsqu'il sera frappé du pied en un point situé sur la couture opposée à ladite valve.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, GM, GW, HU, ID, 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, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
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)