AU2017268555A1 - Trampoline assembly - Google Patents

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AU2017268555A1
AU2017268555A1 AU2017268555A AU2017268555A AU2017268555A1 AU 2017268555 A1 AU2017268555 A1 AU 2017268555A1 AU 2017268555 A AU2017268555 A AU 2017268555A AU 2017268555 A AU2017268555 A AU 2017268555A AU 2017268555 A1 AU2017268555 A1 AU 2017268555A1
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Australian Sports Imports Pty Ltd
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B5/00Apparatus for jumping
    • A63B5/11Trampolines
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/02Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00 for large-room or outdoor sporting games
    • A63B71/022Backstops, cages, enclosures or the like, e.g. for spectator protection, for arresting balls
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/023Wound springs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2225/00Other characteristics of sports equipment
    • A63B2225/10Multi-station exercising machines
    • A63B2225/105Multi-station exercising machines each station having its own resisting device, e.g. for training multiple users simultaneously
    • A63B2225/107Resisting devices being of the same kind

Abstract

Abstract A trampoline 10 comprises a base mat section 20 and an angled second mat section 30 which extends from one side edge of the base mat section 20. The trampoline 10 is a portable trampoline, typically for use in the home backyard. The base section 20 in the embodiment comprises a rectangular perimeter base frame 21 which supports a rectangular base mat 22. The base frame 21 is then supported to the ground via legs 24. The base section 20 thus provides a horizontal primary bounce area 25. The trampoline 10 comprises an angled secondary bounce area 35 which is provided by the angled mat section 30. The angled mat section 30 is essentially a second trampoline area which is mounted adjacent to and at an angle relative to the base mat section 20. The angled secondary bounce area 35 faces and is generally directed towards the horizontal primary bounce area 25. The angled secondary bounce area 35 is at an angle of between 45 degrees to 70 degrees relative to the horizontal primary bounce area 25. 30 --. 26,36 - - 25

Description

TRAMPOLINE ASSEMBLY Field of the Invention [1] The present invention relates to a trampoline assembly, in particular a trampoline with at least one angled second mat section.

Background of the Invention [2] The present invention seeks to overcome or substantially ameliorate at least some of the deficiencies of the prior art, or to at least provide an alternative.

[3] It is to be understood that, if any prior art information is referred to herein, such reference does not constitute an admission that the information forms part of the common general knowledge in the art, in Australia or any other country.

Summary of the Invention [4] According to a first aspect, the present invention provides a trampoline comprising a base mat section and at least one angled second mat section extending from a side edge of the base mat section.

[5] Preferably, the base mat section and the second mat section are rectangular and disposed to have a common edge.

[6] The present invention also provides a trampoline having a horizontal primary bounce area and at least one angled secondary bounce area.

[7] Preferably, the angled secondary bounce area faces and is generally directed towards the horizontal primary bounce area.

[8] Preferably, the trampoline is portable and is supported on the ground by leg supports.

[9] Preferably, the leg supports are not mounted to the ground [10] Preferably, the trampoline comprises an angled mat section frame having a side component adjacent to and co-extensive with a side component of the base mat section frame.

[11] Preferably, the angled mat section is pivotably supported to the base mat section.

[12] Preferably, the orientation angle of the angled mat section relative to the base mat section is adjustable.

[13] Preferably, the base mat section is adjustable to an angled orientation from horizontal [14] In another embodiment, the trampoline comprises two or more sides angled mat sections.

[15] In another embodiment, the trampoline comprises one angled mat section extending from each of opposite sides of the base mat section.

[16] Other aspects of the invention are also disclosed.

Brief Description of the Drawings [17] Notwithstanding any other forms which may fall within the scope of the present invention, preferred embodiments of the present invention will now be described, by way of examples only, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: [18] Figure 1 is a side perspective view of a trampoline with an angled side panel in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention; [19] Figure 2 is an internal front view of the trampoline of Figure 1; and [20] Figures 3 to 6 show the steps in forming the base mat section and angled mat section of the trampoline of Figure 1.

Description of Embodiments [21 ] It should be noted in the following description that like or the same reference numerals in different embodiments denote the same or similar features.

[22] Figures 1 and 2 show a trampoline 10 according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention. The trampoline 10 comprises a base mat section 20 and an angled second mat section 30 which extends from one side edge of the base mat section 20. The trampoline 10 is a portable trampoline, typically for use in the home backyard.

[23] The base section 20 in the embodiment comprises a rectangular perimeter base frame 21 which supports a rectangular base mat 22. As per typical trampoline construction, the base mat 22 is mounted to the first base frame 21 via elastic means such as springs, rubber bands, or other form of elastic members. The base frame 21 is then supported to the ground via legs 24. The base section 20 thus provides a horizontal primary bounce area 25.

[24] The trampoline 10 comprises an angled secondary bounce area 35 which is provided by the angled mat section 30. The angled mat section 30 is essentially a second trampoline area which is mounted adjacent to and at an angle relative to the base mat section 20. The angled secondary bounce area 35 faces and is generally directed towards the horizontal primary bounce area 25. The angled secondary bounce area 35 is at an angle of between 45 degrees to 70 degrees relative to the horizontal primary bounce area 25.

[25] The angled mat section 30 similarly comprises a rectangular perimeter second frame 31 which supports a rectangular second mat 32. The second mat 22 is also supported to the second frame 31 via elastic members. One side edge 36 of the angled mat section 30 is disposed adjacent to and co-extensive with a side edge 26 of the base mat section 20.

[26] The base mat section 20 and the angled mat section 30 are of similar width, with the sections 20 and 30 substantially sharing a common edge. The angled mat section 30 is pivotably or hingedly supported to the base mat section 20 at the common edges thereof. The other sections of the angled mat section 30 are then supported to the ground via secondary supports 40.

[27] The trampoline 10 additionally comprises perimeter safety netting 50 supported via poles 52 which are mounted to the legs 24 and the secondary supports 40. An additional top netting 55 is mounted above the angled mat section 30.

[28] In use, users of the trampoline 10 are able to bounce on the horizontal primary bounce area 25 as well as the angled secondary bounce area 35. This allows users to perform additional moves on the angled secondary bounce area 35 and land on the horizontal primary bounce area 25, which are not available with traditional trampolines.

[29] Figures 3 to 6 show the steps in forming the base mat section 20 and angled mat section 30 of the trampoline 10.

[30] Figure 3 shows forming of the base mat section 20 in a similar manner to typical trampolines. The components of the rectangular perimeter base frame 21 are initially formed, and the base frame 21 is then supported via the legs 24. The base mat 22 is then mounted to the base frame 21 via elastic members 27.

[31] As shown in Figures 4 and 5, one edge 26 of the base frame 21 comprises pivotable mounts 29 for an edge 36 of the angled mat section 30. In the embodiment, the pivotable mounts comprise tubular members through which the frame component of the edge 36 can extend through. As per the base mat section 20, the components of the rectangular perimeter second frame 21 are formed, and the second mat 32 is then mounted to the second frame 31 via elastic members 27 prior to the angled mat section 30 being fully supported by the secondary supports 40.

[32] The secondary supports 40 comprises a horizontal extension frame 60 extending from the base frame 21, and a vertical side frame 62 supported on the ground and by the extension frame 60. The side frame 62 extends upwardly and supports the upper edge 28 of the angled mat section 30. The secondary supports 40 further comprise an intermediate frame 64 supporting a mid-section of the angled mat section 30, as well as curved members 66 additionally supporting the upper portions of the angled mat section 30, both the frame 64 and the members 66 extending from the vertical side frame 62.

[33] Perimeter padding 39 to cover the elastic members 27, support poles 52 and the perimeter safety netting 50 are then added to the trampoline 10.

[34] Whilst preferred embodiments of the present invention have been described, it will be apparent to skilled persons that modifications can be made to the embodiments described. For example, the orientation angle of the angled mat section relative to the base mat section can be made adjustable. Also, the base mat section can be made angled or adjustable to an angled orientation (from horizontal) such that the trampoline has two angled sections.

[35] The trampoline can also me made with two or more sides angled mat sections, for example one angled mat section extending from each of opposite sides of the base mat section. The trampoline can also be made with three or four side angled mat sections extending from the base mat section.

[36] The invention can also be used for other shaped trampolines such as circular base mats.

[37] Figure 7 shows a modified embodiment which includes angled reinforcement frame 71 for the vertical side frame 62.

Claims (12)

  1. Claims The claims defining the invention are as follows:
    1. A trampoline comprising a base mat section and at least one angled second mat section extending from a side edge of the base mat section.
  2. 2. The trampoline of claim 1 wherein the base mat section and the second mat section are rectangular and disposed to have a common edge.
  3. 3. A trampoline having a horizontal primary bounce area and at least one angled secondary bounce area.
  4. 4. The trampoline of claim 3 wherein the angled secondary bounce area faces and is generally directed towards the horizontal primary bounce area.
  5. 5. The trampoline of claim 3 wherein the trampoline is portable and is supported on the ground by leg supports.
  6. 6. The trampoline of claim 1 comprising an angled mat section frame having a side component adjacent to and co-extensive with a side component of the base mat section frame.
  7. 7. The trampoline of claim 1 wherein the angled mat section is pivotably supported to the base mat section.
  8. 8. The trampoline of claim 1 wherein the orientation angle of the angled mat section relative to the base mat section is adjustable.
  9. 9. The trampoline of claim 1 wherein the base mat section is adjustable to an angled orientation from horizontal
  10. 10. The trampoline of claim 1 comprising two or more sides angled mat sections.
  11. 11. The trampoline of claim 1 comprising one angled mat section extending from each of opposite sides of the base mat section.
  12. 12. The trampoline of claim 5 wherein the leg supports are not mounted to the ground.
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