US20150080186A1 - Decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline - Google Patents

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US20150080186A1 US14/031,079 US201314031079A US2015080186A1 US 20150080186 A1 US20150080186 A1 US 20150080186A1 US 201314031079 A US201314031079 A US 201314031079A US 2015080186 A1 US2015080186 A1 US 2015080186A1
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Abstract

A decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which can be easily secured to and removed from a trampoline is described. The trampoline assembly is designed to enhance the safety features associated with a trampoline, as well as enhance a user's experience. The trampoline assembly may include a first component coupleable to a horizontal frame of a trampoline, and a second component independently coupleable to the horizontal frame of a trampoline and covering the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline. The first component, the second component, or combinations thereof may contain one or more features that can be used to enhance an individual's experience when using the device and may include indicia, such as colors, wordings, symbols, lighting, audio devices, or combinations thereof.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to exercise and/or recreational devices; and more particularly to an assembly for dressing a trampoline which provides decorative and safety features.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Trampolines are well known devices used for both recreational use and for fitness reasons. Such devices are increasingly popular as they provide efficient exercise, increase cardiovascular fitness, provide for low impact exercising, and are believed to provide detoxification resulting from the stimulation of free flowing lymphatic drainage. Because using a trampoline does not necessarily require complex movement, individuals of all ages can obtain the many benefits of jumping up and down on the device. In addition, because the use of a trampoline is thought to be fun, use may have a positive impact on an individual's mental health. While these devices have many benefits, care must be undertaken when using to avoid injury.
  • As trampolines became popular, finding their way into backyards and home basements, the number of injuries associated with trampoline use increased. Recent developments in the design of trampolines have helped lower the number of associated injuries. One such improvement is the use of trampoline mats which are designed to cover portions of the trampoline frame and springs. These pads are typically a gymnasium style floor mat adapted to fit the trampoline. In addition, many current trampolines include trampoline enclosures, typically some type of netting surrounding the trampoline perimeter and preventing the user from unwanted “jumping off” of the rebounding surface.
  • The present invention improves upon traditional trampolines utilizing standard safety features by providing a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which is easy to apply to and/or remove from the trampoline frame and can be used to enhance a user's experience.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • A unique decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which can be easily secured to and removed from a trampoline is described. The trampoline assembly is designed to enhance the safety features associated with a trampoline, as well as enhance a user's experience. The trampoline assembly may include a first component coupleable to a horizontal frame of a trampoline, and a second component independently coupleable to the horizontal frame of a trampoline and covering the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline. The first component comprises at least one portion sized and shaped to mirror the shape of the horizontal frame to cover one or more trampoline springs coupled to a rebounding surface, and at least one portion to cover at least a portion of the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline. The first component, the second component, or combinations thereof may contain one or more features that can be used to enhance an individual's experience when using the device, and may include indicia such as colors, wordings, symbols, lighting, audio devices, or combinations thereof.
  • Accordingly, it is an objective of the present invention to provide a safety assembly for dressing recreational or exercise equipment.
  • It is a further objective of the present invention to provide a decorative assembly for dressing recreational or exercise equipment.
  • It is yet another objective of the present invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which can be easily secured to and removed from the trampoline.
  • It is a still further objective of the invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which includes a plurality of safety pads attached thereto to independent regions of the trampoline.
  • It is a further objective of the present invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which includes a plurality of safety pads attached thereto to independent regions of the trampoline and contains visual enhancement features to enhance a user's experience.
  • It is yet another objective of the present invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline which includes a plurality of safety pads attached thereto to independent regions of the trampoline and contains visual enhancement features, audio enhancement features, or combinations thereof to enhance a user's experience.
  • It is a still further objective of the invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly kit for dressing a trampoline.
  • It is a further objective of the present invention to provide a decorative and safety assembly kit for dressing a trampoline which includes a plurality of safety pads attached thereto to independent regions of the trampoline.
  • Other objectives and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with any accompanying drawings wherein are set forth, by way of illustration and example, certain embodiments of this invention. Any drawings contained herein constitute a part of this specification and include exemplary embodiments of the present invention and illustrate various objects and features thereof.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a standard mini-trampoline;
  • FIG. 2A is a schematic representation of a resilient member, showing attachment to mini-trampoline frame and rebounding surface;
  • FIG. 2B illustrates an alternative embodiment for attaching the rebounding surface to the mini-trampoline frame;
  • FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the trampoline dressing in accordance with the present invention with a standard mini-trampoline;
  • FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 5 is a back perspective view of the mini-trampoline with the trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 6 is a right side view of the mini-trampoline with the trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 7 is a left side view of the mini-trampoline with the trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 8 is a top view of the mini-trampoline with the trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 9 is a bottom side view of the mini-trampoline with the trampoline dressing;
  • FIG. 10 is a partial view of an illustrative example of the pad assembly showing the various components;
  • FIG. 11 is an additional partial view of the components of the assembly;
  • FIG. 12 illustrates a partial view of the pad assembly secured to a portion of the horizontal frame of a trampoline;
  • FIG. 13 is a cross-sectional view of an additional embodiment of the pad assembly;
  • FIG. 14 is a front perspective view of an illustrative embodiment of the second component of the trampoline dressing assembly;
  • FIG. 15 is a side perspective view of the second component of the trampoline dressing assembly;
  • FIG. 16 is a back perspective view of the second component of the trampoline dressing assembly;
  • FIG. 17 illustrates a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a trampoline dressing depicting a race car;
  • FIG. 18 illustrates a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a trampoline dressing depicting a lady bug;
  • FIG. 19 illustrates a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a trampoline dressing depicting a turtle;
  • FIG. 20 illustrates a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a trampoline dressing with additional visual and audio features;
  • FIG. 21 is a schematic drawing illustrating electronic connection to support visual and audio features;
  • FIG. 22 illustrates a standard mini-trampoline with an illustrative embodiment of a sports-themed trampoline dressing with decorative rebounding surface;
  • FIG. 23 illustrates an additional embodiment of the sports-themed trampoline dressing with decorative rebounding surface.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • While the present invention is susceptible of embodiment in various forms, there is shown in the drawings and will hereinafter be described a presently preferred, albeit not limiting, embodiment with the understanding that the present disclosure is to be considered an exemplification of the present invention and is not intended to limit the invention to the specific embodiments illustrated.
  • The present invention is directed towards a decorative and safety assembly for dressing a trampoline, referred to generally as a trampoline dressing or assembly 10. Referring to FIG. 1, a standard mini-trampoline 12 is illustrated. The mini-trampoline 12 embodiment is used for illustrative purposes, and any trampoline known to one of skill in the art may be used with the trampoline dressing 10. The trampoline 12 contains a horizontal frame 14 having a generally circular configuration. While such configuration may be preferred, the circular configuration is for illustrative purposes and not intended to be limiting as the horizontal frame 14 can assume, for example, a square shape, a hexagonal shape, or a rectangular shape. A plurality of vertical support frames or legs 16 provide elevated support for the horizontal frame 14. The plurality of vertical support frames or legs 16 allow the horizontal frame 14 to be positioned above the floor or ground. Coupled to the horizontal frame 14 via a plurality of resilient members, illustrated herein as coil springs 18, is a rebounding surface or trampoline mat 20. The plurality of resilient members is designed to provide elasticity or bounce to the rebounding surface or trampoline mat 20. One end of the coil spring 18 contains a hook-like structure 21 which connects to a metal ring 22 coupled to a band 23 secured to the rebounding surface or trampoline mat 20 and positioned at or near the inner edge margin 24 of the rebounding surface 20, see FIGS. 1 and 2A. At the opposite end of the coil spring 18 is a second hook-like structure 25 which connects to an opening 26 positioned within the horizontal frame 14. Such arrangement provides for a highly resilient surface when in use, i.e. a user jumps up and down on the rebounding surface 20. Alternative mechanisms for and providing elasticity or bounce and for attaching the rebounding surface 20 to the horizontal frame 14 known in the art can be used as well. FIG. 2B illustrates a partial view of the trampoline 12 illustrating one such mechanism through the use of a foam strap for attaching the rebounding surface 20 to the horizontal frame 14. As shown, the horizontal frame 14 contains a foam cover 29. Alternatively, the rebounding surface 20 can attach to the horizontal frame 14 using a bungee cord. Attached to the trampoline 12 is a handrail 28. The handrail 28 could be constructed as a single unit and coupled to, for example, the vertical support frames or legs 16. Alternatively, the handrail 28 may be made of individual parts which can be fit and secured together, using, for example, male/female connecting means, to provide for ease of shipping and/or assembly.
  • Referring to FIGS. 3-9, an illustrative example of the trampoline dressing 10 secured to a trampoline 12 resting on a floor surface 31 is shown. The trampoline dressing 10 comprises a first component 30 constructed to couple or secure to at least one portion of the trampoline 12 and a second component 32 constructed to couple to or secure to at least one portion of the trampoline 12. When both the first component 30 and the second component 32 are secured or coupled to the trampoline 12, the trampoline 12 is preferably transformed to contain safety features as well as a theme-based motif. As shown in FIGS. 4-9, the trampoline 12 is fitted with a trampoline assembly or dressing 10 so as to transform the trampoline 12 to appear as a bug when viewed in different views. In addition to animals, the theme-based motif may include but is not limited to machines such as cars, trucks, boats, or airplanes, sports related such as a general sport i.e. football, baseball, or basketball, or team specific such as a National Football League (NFL) team, or character related such as DISNEY characters, comic book characters, or superheroes such as SPIDERMAN.
  • Referring back to FIG. 3, the first component 30 is designed to cover multiple portions of the trampoline 12 to provide for the theme-based motif appearance. The upper portion of the first component 30 is designed to secure or couple to at least one portion of the horizontal frame 14 of the trampoline 12 in order to cover at least a portion of the horizontal frame 14 and the spring coils 18. Accordingly, the first component 30 comprises a pad assembly 34 formed of cover material 36 and a cushioning material 38, such as, for example, a foam strip, see FIG. 10. As illustrated in FIG. 10, the cover material 36 contains an upper portion 40 which when secured to the trampoline 12 is visualized by the user, forming the upper surface 41 of the trampoline dressing 10, a lower portion 42 which contacts and covers the spring coils 18 and forms the lower surface 44 of the trampoline dressing 10. The cushioning material 38 is inserted between the upper portion 40 and the lower portion 42, see FIG. 11. Alternatively, the cushioning material 38 may be secured directly to either the upper portion 40 or the lower portion 42 via stitching.
  • Both the upper portion 40 and the lower portion 42 contain expandable edges 46A and 46B respectively. The expandable edges 46A and 46B are formed by using a stretchable and resilient material or band secured thereto, through for example being sewn within, to allow the edges to expand in size and be secured to a portion of the horizontal frame 14. In use, the lower portion 42 can be secured to a portion of the horizontal frame 14, see FIG. 12, by stretching the expandable edge 46B on and over the outer edge 48 of the horizontal frame 14. As the band retracts back, it secures the lower portion 42 thereto. Once secured in position, the cushioning material 38 is inserted and rests on top of the lower portion 42. The upper portion 40 is then folded over the cushioning material at a fold line 50, and using expandable edge 46A is secured to the outer edge 48 of the horizontal frame 14.
  • The fold line 50 is positioned at or extends past an outer edge 52 of the horizontal frame 14 and may include a stretchable and resilient band. The fold line 50 defines the inner edge 54 of the trampoline dressing 10, and the upper portion 40 and the lower portion 42 when folded over define the outer edge 56 (see FIG. 3). In this construction, the first component 30 can be easily removed and secured to the trampoline. Such feature aids the user by providing ease of assembly, ease of removal, and ease of replacing the cushioning pad when need. Such construction further allows the first component 30 to be removed from the trampoline 12 and cleaned without the risk of damaging the cushioning material 38.
  • The pad assembly 34 may alternatively be constructed as an enclosed unit similar to a pillow, see FIG. 13. The cushioning material 38, therefore, is secured between the upper portion 40 and lower portion 42 through stitching lines 58. Alternatively, the stitching may be replaced by other sealing mechanisms, such as but not limited to, a zipper, buttons, snaps, or hook and loops fastener such as VELCRO.
  • Referring back to FIG. 3, the first component 30 further includes a skirt 58 integrally formed or attached thereto to provide a side wall which covers at least a portion of the space 60, preferably the entire space, between the rebounding surface 20 or the horizontal frame 14 and the floor surface 31 supporting a trampoline. The skirt 58 further provides for the transformation of the trampoline 12 to a theme-based appearance. The skirt 58 is positioned along the outer edge perimeter of the pad assembly 34, but does not extend completely around the perimeter and is aligned in a generally perpendicular manner with respect to the pad assembly 34. As such, a portion of the pad assembly 34 extends out past a skirt first end 62 and the opposing skirt second end 64.
  • Both the skirt first end 62 and the opposing skirt second end 64 are adapted to be securable to the second component 32. Accordingly, each end 62 and 64 contains a first member of a first component to second component securing assembly 65, illustrated herein as either the hook or loop portions of a hook and loop fastener such as VELCRO. Positioned at various locations along the body of the skirt are fastening members 66 illustrated herein as string ties. The fastening members 66 are designed to provide for securing the skirt 58 to a plurality of positions on the trampoline, such as the vertical support members 16. While the illustrated embodiment is shown as string ties, other mechanisms may be used including buttons, snaps, VELCRO, or the other means known to one of skill in the art. Additionally, the trampoline dressing 10 may include a foam insert 59, see FIG. 9.
  • Referring to FIGS. 14-16, an illustrative example of the second component 32 is illustrated. The second component 32 includes a first surface 68 secured to a second surface 70 thereby forming an enclosed area. The enclosed area is filled with cushioning material to form a front pad. At each end 72 and 74 is an extension or flap 76 which contains a second member 78 of the first component to second component securing assembly, illustrated herein as either the hook or loop portions of a hook and loop fastener such as VELCRO. The second component 32 is designed to couple to the first component 30 within the area defined by the portion of the pad assembly perimeter which does not include the skirt 58. The second component provides for an additional, independent padded area that protects the front portion of the trampoline 12 below the padded assembly 34. Positioned on the back surface 70 is a recessed area 80 having a looped securing member 82 for receiving and securing thereto a vertical or leg support 16. A plurality of fastening members 84, illustrated herein as string ties, may be used as well for securing to other parts of the trampoline 12 or trampoline dressing 10.
  • A plurality of handrail guards 86, such as foam bodies, are secured to one or more portions of a handrail 28 if a handrail is used, and prevents or minimizes injury if a user contacts the handrail 28.
  • As described previously, the trampoline dressing 10 is designed to provide both safety and decorative features. As such, the trampoline dressing 10 can be applied to any trampoline, thereby allowing the trampoline to assume a decorative or theme-based appearance. As illustrated in FIGS. 4-8, the trampoline dressing 10 is designed to provide for the appearance of a bug. As such, one or more components of the trampoline dressing 10 may contain one or more colors, and indicia such as words, letterings, symbols. For example, the trampoline dressing 10 illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5 have eyes 88, a mouth 90, and dots 92. In addition, external features may be coupled to one or more portions of the trampoline dressing 10, such as bug antenna 94. Referring to FIGS. 17-19, additional theme-based appearances are shown. FIG. 17 represents a race car having head lights 96, attached wheels 98, and a colored yellow racing strip 100 against a red back drop 102. FIG. 18 represents a lady bug having a red body with spots 104, eyes 106, mouth 108, and antenna 110. FIG. 19 represents a turtle having eyes 112, mouth 114, and external features attached such as legs 116.
  • FIG. 20 illustrates additional features associated with the trampoline dressing 10. In addition to all the featured as described previously, the trampoline dressing 10 is designed to provide visual and/or audio features. As such, the trampoline dressing 10 may include the necessary electronics to provide such features and may include a circuit board or microprocessor 118 electronically coupled, via wiring or wirelessly, to a light source 122 such as LED lights, white or colored, a speaker 124 for producing sound, and a sensor 126, see FIG. 21, which may induce the circuit board or microprocessor to produce sound or light based on a user jumping on the trampoline surface. A control unit 128 may be used to turn the lights or sound on and off, or to provide control of the volume of sound or type of lights produced, i.e. constant on or flashing. In the embodiment illustrated in FIG. 20, the control unit 128 and wires 120 secure to portions of the handrail 28. A pressure sensor 126 within the rebounding surface or trampoline mat 20 may be used to send a signal to the microprocessor (not shown) each time a person jumps on the mat 20. LED lights 122 placed in the headlights 96 may be turned on and off as a result of the jumping. Speaker 124 may be imbedded within the trampoline dressing 10, such as within the skirt, to provide a sound, such as a car roar, screech or honk.
  • FIGS. 22 and 23 illustrate an embodiment of the trampoline dressing 10 having a sports-based theme. FIG. 22 is shown having a football based theme. The first component 30 contains features that indicate a football, including images that depict football white lacing 126. In addition to or alternatively, the first component 30 may contain images that represent a specific professional or college football team, such as team colors, mascots, name/nick-names, or other symbols that represent the specific team. In addition to the features described throughout the specification, the trampoline dressing includes an additional feature in which the rebounding surface 20 forms part of the decorative image. As illustrated, the rebounding surface 20 includes printed images or overlays of a football field, illustrating the various components of a football field including hash marks 128, yard lines 130, and numerals 132 that indicate numerical values for the yard lines.
  • FIG. 23 illustrates a trampoline dressing 10 depicting a basketball theme. The first component 30 may contain images that represent the sport in a general manner or represent specific professional or college basketball teams, such as team colors, mascots, name/nick-names, or other symbols that represent the specific team. As shown, first component 30 is designed to depict a basketball net 134. The rebounding surface 20 includes printed images or overlays of a basketball 136 and components of the basketball court, including the free throw circles 138, half-court line 140, three point lines 142, and free-throw lines 144.
  • All patents and publications mentioned in this specification are indicative of the levels of those skilled in the art to which the invention pertains. All patents and publications are herein incorporated by reference to the same extent as if each individual publication was specifically and individually indicated to be incorporated by reference.
  • It is to be understood that while a certain form of the invention is illustrated, it is not to be limited to the specific form or arrangement herein described and shown. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention, and the invention is not to be considered limited to what is shown and described in the specification and any drawings/figures included herein.
  • One skilled in the art will readily appreciate that the present invention is well adapted to carry out the objectives and obtain the ends and advantages mentioned, as well as those inherent therein. The embodiments, methods, procedures and techniques described herein are presently representative of the preferred embodiments, are intended to be exemplary and are not intended as limitations on the scope. Changes therein and other uses will occur to those skilled in the art which are encompassed within the spirit of the invention and are defined by the scope of the appended claims. Although the invention has been described in connection with specific preferred embodiments, it should be understood that the invention as claimed should not be unduly limited to such specific embodiments. Indeed, various modifications of the described modes for carrying out the invention which are obvious to those skilled in the art are intended to be within the scope of the following claims.

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1. A trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline comprising:
a first component coupleable to a horizontal frame of a trampoline, said first component having at least one portion sized and shaped to mirror the shape of said horizontal frame to cover one or more resilient members coupled to a rebounding surface, and at least one portion to cover at least a portion of the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline,
a second component, said second component independently coupleable to said horizontal frame of a trampoline and covering the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline.
2. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 further including a side foam insert.
3. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said first component is configured to hold cushioning material, thereby forming a pad.
4. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said second component is configured to hold cushioning material thereby forming a second pad, whereby said second pad is secured to a trampoline at a position independent of said first pad.
5. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said first component includes one or more securing members for securing to a horizontal frame, said second component, or combinations thereof.
6. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said second component includes one or more securing members for securing to a horizontal frame, said first component, or combinations thereof.
7. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said at least one portion to cover at least a portion of the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline includes one or more securing members for securing to a horizontal frame, said first component, or combinations thereof.
8. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said second component includes an inner housing having a cushioning material therein.
9. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said at least one portion covering space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline extends partially about the shape of said horizontal frame.
10. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said first component, said second component, or combinations thereof include indicia.
11. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 10 wherein said indicia is a symbol, one or more words or lettering, or combinations thereof.
12. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 10 wherein said indicia is theme-based.
13. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 12 wherein said indicia represents one or more components of an animal.
14. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 12 wherein said indicia represents one or more components of a machine.
15. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said first component, said second component, or combinations thereof contain lighting.
16. The trampoline dressing assembly for substantially covering one or more portions of a trampoline according to claim 1 wherein said first component, said second component, or combinations thereof are adapted to provide audio.
17. A trampoline dressing assembly kit comprising:
at least one first component coupleable to a horizontal frame of a trampoline, said first component having at least one portion sized and shaped to mirror the shape/contour of said horizontal frame to cover one or more resilient members coupled to a rebounding surface, and at least one portion to cover at least a portion of the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline; and
at least one second component, said second component independently coupleable to said horizontal frame of a trampoline and covering the space between a rebounding surface and a surface supporting a trampoline.
18. The trampoline dressing assembly kit according to claim 17, further including at least one side foam insert.
19. The trampoline dressing assembly kit according to claim 17 wherein said first component, said second component, or combinations thereof are adapted to provide lighting.
20. The trampoline dressing assembly kit according to claim 17 wherein said first component, said second component, or combinations thereof are adapted to provide audio.
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