Title:
Skate having a brake device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
One of a pair of skates includes a main body, a brake device, a binding device, and a size adjustment device. Thus, the pivot plate is pressed to pivot downward to move the brake pad downward to press the rear wheel, thereby providing a braking effect so as to stop movement of the rear wheel. In addition, the pivot plate is pressed to pivot by inclining the user's body backward or pressing the user's one shoe backward, so that the brake device is operated easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating the user braking movement of the skates.



Inventors:
Hsu, Te-fu (Taipei Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
10/919704
Publication Date:
02/23/2006
Filing Date:
08/17/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
280/11.214
International Classes:
A63C17/14; A63C17/04
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Primary Examiner:
PHAN, HAU VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DeWitt LLP (Minneapolis, MN, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. One of a pair of skates, comprising: a main body having a first end provided with a front wheel and a second end provided with a rear wheel; and a brake device including a pivot plate pivotally mounted on the main body, and a brake pad mounted on the pivot plate to pivot therewith and movable to press the rear wheel of the main body.

2. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the brake device further includes a support plate mounted on the pivot plate to support the brake pad.

3. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the brake device further includes an adjusting plate mounted on the pivot plate, a fastening plate mounted on the adjusting plate, and a snapping strap mounted on the fastening plate to fasten the user's one foot.

4. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 3, wherein the adjusting plate of the brake device is arranged at an upright state.

5. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 3, wherein the fastening plate of the brake device is substantially U-shaped.

6. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 3, wherein the snapping strap of the brake device has a first end secured on a first end of the fastening plate and a second end detachably locked on a second end of the fastening plate.

7. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the pivot plate of the brake device is substantially U-shaped.

8. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the pivot plate of the brake device has two arc-shaped side walls.

9. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the brake pad of the brake device is substantially inverted V-shaped.

10. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the brake pad of the brake device is located above the rear wheel of the main body.

11. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, further comprising a binding device mounted on the main body and including a pedal secured on the main body, two cover plates mounted on two opposite sides of the pedal, and two binding straps each mounted between the two cover plates.

12. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 11, wherein the binding device has an opening defined between the two cover plates, and the two binding straps enclose the opening.

13. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 11, wherein the two cover plates are arranged at an upright state.

14. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 11, wherein the pivot plate of the brake device is pivotally mounted on the two cover plates of the binding device and has two ends each pivotally mounted on an end of a respective one of the two cover plates of the binding device.

15. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, further comprising a size adjustment device mounted on the binding device and including a main catch plate mounted on the pedal of the binding device, a side catch plate mounted on the pedal of the binding device, and a bonding member mounted on the main catch plate and the side catch plate and attached on the pedal of the binding device to fix the main catch plate and the side catch plate on the pedal of the binding device.

16. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 15, wherein the main catch plate of the size adjustment device has a periphery formed with an annular catch wall arranged at an upright state.

17. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 15, wherein the side catch plate of the size adjustment device has at least one side formed with a catch wall arranged at an upright state.

18. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 15, wherein the bonding member of the size adjustment device includes a first snapping portion secured on a surface of the main catch plate and the side catch plate and a second snapping portion secured on a surface of the pedal of the binding device and detachably combined with the first snapping portion.

19. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 15, wherein each of the main catch plate and the side catch plate is adjustably mounted on the pedal of the binding device.

20. The one of a pair of skates in accordance with claim 1, wherein the main body is substantially U-shaped.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to one of a pair of skates, such as an in-line skate, a roller skate or the like, and more particularly to one of a pair of skates having a brake device.

2. Description of the Related Art

A pair of conventional in-line skates comprises a main body, and a plurality of wheels mounted under the main body and arranged in line with each other. However, the conventional in-line skates are not provided with a brake device, so that the conventional in-line skates are not stopped easily, thereby easily causing inconvenience or even danger to a learner.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided one of a pair of skates, comprising:

a main body having a first end provided with a front wheel and a second end provided with a rear wheel; and

a brake device including a pivot plate pivotally mounted on the main body, and a brake pad mounted on the pivot plate to pivot therewith and movable to press the rear wheel of the main body.

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide one of a pair of skates having a brake device.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide one of a pair of skates providing a braking effect to a rear wheel.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide one of a pair of skates, wherein the pivot plate is pressed to pivot downward to move the brake pad downward to press the rear wheel, thereby providing a braking effect so as to stop movement of the rear wheel.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide one of a pair of skates, wherein the pivot plate is pressed to pivot by inclining the user's body backward or pressing the user's one shoe backward, so that the brake device is operated easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating the user braking movement of the skates.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one of a pair of skates in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the one skate as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side plan view of the one skate as shown in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 4 is a schematic operational view of the one skate as shown in FIG. 3.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1 and 2, one of a pair of skates in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a main body 1, a brake device 2, a binding device 14, and a size adjustment device 3.

The main body 1 is substantially U-shaped and has a first end provided with a front wheel 12 and a second end provided with a rear wheel 13.

The binding device 14 is mounted on the main body 1 and includes a pedal 141 secured on the main body 1 to support a user's one foot, two cover plates 142 mounted on two opposite sides of the pedal 141 to cover and limit the user's one foot, and two binding straps 145 each mounted between the two cover plates 142 to bind the user's one foot. Preferably, the binding device 14 has an opening 144 defined between the two cover plates 142, and the two binding straps 145 enclose the opening 144. In addition, the two cover plates 142 are arranged at an upright state.

The brake device 2 is mounted on the binding device 14 and includes a pivot plate 21. pivotally mounted on the two cover plates 142 of the binding device 14, a brake pad 22 mounted on the pivot plate 21 to pivot therewith and movable to press the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1, a support plate 211 mounted on the pivot plate 21 to support the brake pad 22, an adjusting plate 23 mounted on the pivot plate 21, a fastening plate 24 mounted on the adjusting plate 23, and a snapping strap 25 mounted on the fastening plate 24 to fasten the user's one foot.

The pivot plate 21 of the brake device 2 is substantially U-shaped and has two arc-shaped side walls. The pivot plate 21 of the brake device 2 has two ends each pivotally mounted on an end of a respective one of the two cover plates 142 of the binding device 14.

The brake pad 22 of the brake device 2 is substantially inverted V-shaped and is located above the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1.

The adjusting plate 23 of the brake device 2 is arranged at an upright state and has an adjustable height and an adjustable inclined angle.

The fastening plate 24 of the brake device 2 is substantially U-shaped.

The snapping strap 25 of the brake device 2 has a first end secured on a first end of the fastening plate 24 and a second end detachably locked on a second end of the fastening plate 24.

The size adjustment device 3 is mounted on the binding device 14 and includes a main catch plate 31 mounted on the pedal 141 of the binding device 14, a side catch plate 32 mounted on the pedal 141 of the binding device 14, and a bonding member 33 mounted on the main catch plate 31 and the side catch plate 32 and attached on the pedal 141 of the binding device 14 to fix the main catch plate 31 and the side catch plate 32 on the pedal 141 of the binding device 14.

The main catch plate 31 of the size adjustment device 3 has a periphery formed with an annular catch wall 312 arranged at an upright state to enclose a user's one shoe.

The side catch plate 32 of the size adjustment device 3 has at least one side formed with a catch wall 322 arranged at an upright state to support a user's one shoe.

The bonding member 33 of the size adjustment device 3 includes a first snapping portion 331 secured on a surface of the main catch plate 31 and the side catch plate 32 and a second snapping portion 332 secured on a surface of the pedal 141 of the binding device 14 and detachably combined with the first snapping portion 331. Thus, the position of each of the main catch plate 31 and the side catch plate 32 at the pedal 141 of the binding device 14 can be adjusted freely so as to fit the size of the user's shoes.

When in use, referring to FIG. 3 with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, the user's one shoe is fixed by the two binding straps 145 of the binding device 14 and the snapping strap 25 of the brake device 2, so that the user's one shoe is fixed by the skate closely to perform the skating action.

Referring to FIG. 4 with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, when the user's one foot is inclined backward, the pivot plate 21 of the brake device 2 is pressed to pivot backward, so that the brake pad 22 of the brake device 2 is moved with the pivot plate 21 to press the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1, thereby providing a braking effect so as to stop movement of the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1.

Accordingly, the pivot plate 21 of the brake device 2 is pressed to pivot downward to move the brake pad 22 of the brake device 2 downward to press the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1, thereby providing a braking effect so as to stop movement of the rear wheel 13 of the main body 1. In addition, the pivot plate 21 of the brake device 2 is pressed to pivot by inclining the user's body backward or pressing the user's one shoe backward, so that the brake device 2 is operated easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating the user braking movement of the skates.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.