Title:
Control blades for body sled
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Control blades to be used in conjunction with prior art the Body Sled U.S. Pat. No. 4,413,832. To be combined with or affixed to Body Sled components of forearm control runners, chest plate, and Thigh runners. Combining the control blades with the Body Sled will increase performance and control of tracking, braking and direction control of the Body Sled on compact snow and ice conditions, thus enhancing the sled's working surface, increasing sled stability and maneuverability.



Inventors:
Pendleton, James E. (Medical Lake, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/087544
Publication Date:
08/28/2003
Filing Date:
02/28/2002
Assignee:
PENDLETON JAMES E.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63C5/00; (IPC1-7): A63C5/00
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Primary Examiner:
PHAN, HAU VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
James E. Pendleton (Medical Lake, WA, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A set of Control Blades having a linear blade surface and linear edges perpendicular to its linear mountings Linear blade surface and linear edges taper at either end of the blade towards the base surface and conclude the blade at the point of the base surface. Linear base surface extending beyond conclusion of the blade, tapers and concludes base at the point of Body Sled runner surface. Area of base between conclusion of blade and conclusion on base provides area of attachment of control blade to Body Sled runner surface.

2. Control Blades as defined in claim 1, having linear edges on blades to cut into ice surfaces.

3. Control Blades as defined in claim 2, having blades to slice through compact snow and surface of blade to resist the blades sideways movement through snow.

4. Control Blades as defined in claim 3, further comprising the pair of unconnected control blades attached to the pair of forearm control runners. Control blades used thusly provide edges and blade surfaces for parallel turning, and turned perpendicular to each other provide opposing blade surfaces for braking. Control blades attached as a parallel pair on the chest plate facilitate tracking and the blade surfaces resist sideways movement. Control blades used in pairs on both pairs of thigh runners facilitate tracking and the blade surfaces resist sideways movement.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0001] My invention relates to snow sleds and more particularly, to control blades used to increase performance of a Body Sled.

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0002] (see Information Disclosure Statement and PTO-1449)

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT “not applicable”

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0003] It is an object of my invention to provide control blades to be used on a Body Sled that provide enhanced and effective speed and direction control on compact snow and ice conditions, increasing safety and enjoyment of a Body Sled. Various other objects and advantages will become apparent upon reading the following description, which, when taken with the accompanying drawings, describe a preferred form of my invention. It is to be noted, however, that the following description and drawings are given merely to set forth the preferred form of my invention and that alterations may be made within the scope of the appended claims. Therefore, only the claims are to be taken as specific definitions of what I claim to be my invention.

SUMMARY

[0004] A set of Control Blades having a linear blade surface and linear edges and perpendicular to its linear mounting base. These control blades provide added tracking, control and braking when used on a Body Sled by cutting into compact snow and ice. The control blades attach to the runners of the five main parts of a Body Sled thus enhancing the turning and braking ability of the sled.

DRAWING FIGURES

[0005] FIG. 1 Full right side view of the control blades on the Body Sled parts.

[0006] FIG. 2 Perspective view of the Type A control blades on the forearm runners and chest plate from the lower right.

[0007] FIG. 3 Top view of Type A control blade.

[0008] FIG. 4 Bottom view of Type A control blade.

[0009] FIG. 6 Side view of Type A control blade.

[0010] FIG. 7 Rear view of Type A control blade.

[0011] FIG. 8 Front view of Type A control blade.

[0012] FIG. 9 Lower right perspective view of Type A control blade.

[0013] FIG. 10 Right side view of Type A control blade on a forearm control runner.

[0014] FIG. 11 Right side view of Type A control blade on the chest plate.

[0015] FIG. 12 Rear view of Type A control blade on the chest plate.

[0016] FIG. 13 Right side view of Type B control blade.

[0017] FIG. 14 Rear view of Type B control blade.

[0018] FIG. 15 Rear view Type B control blade on thigh runner.

[0019] FIG. 16 Right side view of Type B control blade on thigh runner.

[0020] FIG. 17 Front view of Type B control blade.

[0021] FIG. 18 Lateral cross-sectional view of a molded control blade and a molded Body Sled part assembly.

[0022] FIG. 19 Lateral cross-sectional view of a one piece molded control blade and Body Sled.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS

[0023] FIG. 1

[0024] 1. Forearm control blade.

[0025] 2. Chest plate control blade.

[0026] 3. Thigh runner control blade.

[0027] 4. Forearm runner.

[0028] 5. Chest plate runner.

[0029] 6. Thigh runner.

[0030] FIG. 2

[0031] 1. Right and left Forearm control blades.

[0032] 2. Chest plate control runners.

[0033] 4. Right and left arm control runners.

[0034] 5. Chest plate runner.

[0035] FIG. 6

[0036] 2. Blade.

[0037] 5. Body Sled.

[0038] 7. Pop rivet.

[0039] 8. Pop rivet backing plate.

[0040] FIG. 8

[0041] 12. Edges

[0042] FIG. 9

[0043] 2. Blade surface.

[0044] 3. Base.

[0045] 4. Tapered blade cutting surface.

[0046] 9. Hole for fastener.

[0047] 12. Edges.

[0048] FIG. 13

[0049] 3. Blade surface.

[0050] 6. Body Sled

[0051] 7. Pop rivet.

[0052] 8. Pop rivet backing plate.

[0053] FIG. 15

[0054] 3. Thigh runner control blades.

[0055] 6. Body Sled thigh runner.

[0056] FIG. 16

[0057] 3. Thigh runner control blades.

[0058] 6. Body Sled thigh runner.

[0059] FIG. 18

[0060] 8. Lock washer,

[0061] 9. Bolt.

[0062] 10. Molded Body Sled.

[0063] 11. Molded control blade.

DESCRIPTION

[0064] Control blades for the Body Sled are attached to the five main parts of the Body Sled (FIG. 1); one blade 1 for each of the two forearm control runners 4; two blades 2 for the chest plate 5; and two blades 3 per the two thigh runners 6. The control blades are mounted to the rear of the Body Sled runners (FIG. 2) and the blades 1 &2 extend down beneath the sledding surface, cutting into the snow and ice. Location of the control blades on the forearm control runners 4, and the chest plate 5, enable the sled to pivot at the point of the blades under the elbows and under the hips to make quicker and more exacting turns. The flush side of a control blade (FIG. 3) shows that this flat surface can join closely with the bottom surface of the Body Sled runner. FIG. 4 shows the thinness of the blade from a top view. The side view of the control blade (FIG. 6) shows the blade side surface 2 and how the control blade can be attached to the Body Sled 5 by means of a pop rivet fastener 7 and a pop rivet backing plate 8. FIG. 7 rear view and FIG. 8 front view show the forearm control blade and the edges for cutting into ice 12. Streamlined to reduce resistance to forum travel trough snow he Three-quarter view of the control blade (FIG. 9) shows the edges 12, the tapered end surface of the blade 4, the side of the blade 2, the mounting base 3, and a hole for an installing a fastener 9. The configuration of the control blades to the Body Sled runners are shown in FIG. 10, FIG. 11, FIG. 12, FIG. 15, FIG. 16. The control blades for the thigh runner in shown in FIG. 13 again demonstrate the fasteners 7 &8 to the thigh runner 6. The blade, 3, extends beneath the snow surface. The ends of this blade are shown in FIG. 14 &FIG. 17.

OPERATION

[0065] Operation and application of the control blades is important in the greater and safer control and handling of a Body Sled.

DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION-ALTERNATIVE EMBODIMENTS

[0066] FIG. 18 shows a molded Body Sled and a molded control blade assembly.

[0067] FIG. 19 shows a Body Sled with the control blades molded as one piece with the sled.