Title:
Ski-Carrier
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The design of skies is not very practical i.e. for short transportation. This invention is an accessory to ski equipment to aid difficult transportation of skies. An example of a short transportation of skies can be when the skier goes from the hotel to the ski lift. This type of transport is difficult—the skies are heavy to carry either by hand over the shoulder or over the arms and it can be risky for other people to come too close to the carrier This invention is a ski carrier, practical and securing that the skies can be transported without danger to other people, mainly consisting of a bag/pocket attached to a cord drive, placed in a belt around the waist—possible in an already existing belt in the ski outfit/trousers, a waist-bag or a separate belt. Subsequently, one has a practical tool to transport the skies.



Inventors:
Erichsen, Jesper C. (Hellerup, DK)
Application Number:
11/578713
Publication Date:
09/13/2007
Filing Date:
04/06/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63C11/02
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Primary Examiner:
WAGGENSPACK, ADAM J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
AKC PATENTS (NEWTON, MA, US)
Claims:
1. Ski-carrier comprising a bag/pocket with drain holes in the bottom, and which by means of a string is attached to a adjustable belt: characterised by the string (3) being a double string, reeling out and automatically reeling back in.

Description:

Millions of people all over the world go on skiing holiday once or more every year. When not skiing, the skies are, by manual physical transport, difficult and heavy to carry, and dangerous to other people. This invention relates to ski equipment to aid transportation of the skies.

A typical transportation of skies can be when the skier is walking from the hotel to the ski lift.

This type of transport involves difficulties—the skies are heavy to carry either by h and, over the shoulder or over the arms

It involves a certain danger to other people being close to a person carrying his skies like that.

This invention is a ski-carrier securing that the skies can be transported without danger to other people.

The ski-carrier, which basically comprises a bag/pocket attached to a belt around the waist by a cord drive—possible an already existing belt in the trousers/ski outfit, a waist-bag or a separate belt.

Subsequently the skies are placed in the ski-carrier and one have a practical tool for transporting the skies from one place to another.

Other inventions are made in this area, but apparently have none of these obtained a widespread popularity.

FR 2508808 has in some of the main characteristics similarities to this invention, but differs substantially in the difficulty of utilisation.

With a snap hook, a strap is attached to an appendix to a belt carried around the waist, by which the strap is positioned loosely and vertically from the belt. In the opposite end of the strap, the bag/pocket, in which the skies shall rest, is also attached by means of a snap hook.

The procedure is cumbersome and does not have the same facilities as the present invention.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,575,412 contains a shoulder strap, with the purpose of tying the skies to it, so the skies are hold together and subsequently can be transported.

Two straps—on top and under each other—are tied around the skies and ski poles, and between these the strap is attached, so it can be carried around the shoulder.

A reasonably elaborate and time consuming procedure has to be carried out before the transportation and those who have acquired this equipment may gradually be more comfortable and prefer to skip the difficult process and walk along with the skies as before.

U.S. Pat. No. 2,224,568 are in principal similar to the above-mentioned invention, but it is furthermore supplied with a bag.

JP 08-112393 concerns an invention, whose objective likewise, is easy and practical personal transportation of skies.

The invention is a belt that objectively is prepared with the purpose of solving the above-mentioned ski transportation problem. It is equipped with two holders for each ski.

When the belt is fastened around the waist, one take each ski and steers it in each of the holders, in which top is made a loop of an indeterminable material—a sort of (leather) string is lead through two holes positioned next to each other. The skies—with the backsides against the carrying person—is lead through the respective loops and then further down on the holders being attached by two straps, by fastening them around the skies like a belt.

The drawback is that one have to buy a specially designed belt, which may be expensive and can only used for this single purpose.

Additionally the procedure for fastening the skies to the belt is relatively complicated.

Those disadvantages with JP 08-112393 mentioned above does not appear at all with the new invention, and additionally there are new features at the new invention implying great advantages.

As mentioned above, the ski-carrier consists of a bag/pocket, which is attached to a belt carried around the waist of the person carrying it—possibly in an already existing belt in the ski trousers, a waist-bag or a completely separate belt. When the ski-carrier is to be used, the bag/pocket is pulled 10 to 20 cm out from the belt by means of a cord drive, and the back end of the skies are placed in the bag/pocket. The weight of the skies will now automatically pull down the skies to a height of approximately 30-40 cm above the ground, where the cord drive automatically stops.

The string is a double string reeling both out and back in.

The skies are placed either on the right side or the left side of the body, so the skies do not get in the way of the legs when walking.

The ski poles can advantageously be placed hanging on the skies by the straps on the poles.

Skies and poles are now controlled safely and only by one hand.

The weight of the skies and poles are not felt as being heavy and the centre of gravity are not constantly moving as typically experienced when carrying the skies the traditional way.

The skies are kept together and under control and nearby people are not at risk of being hit by the skies. In the bottom of the bag/pocket is made small holes securing that water can escape.

When finishing transporting the skies, these are lifted out of the bag/pocket and the bag/pocket automatically slides back up to the belt.

LIST OF FIGURES

FIG. 1. Ski-carrier and belt only

FIG. 2. Ski-carrier on person

FIG. 3. Skies being placed in the ski-carrier

FIG. 4. Skies and poles in the Ski-carrier

NUMBERING

1. Belt

2. Cord drive

3. String

4. Bag/pocket

5. Skies

6. Ski poles

In FIG. 1 the individual parts of the invention are to be seen. Practically any belt (1) can be used for the purpose.

The cord drive (2) works as a traditional cord drive—after the same principle that for instance is used in a measuring tape.

The strings are forced to their extreme position when the skies are placed in the bag/pocket approximately 30 to 40 cm above the ground and after being used the strings (3) including the bag/pocket (4) automatically reels back to the original position.

The string is a double string reeling both out and back in.

FIG. 2. shows the bag/pocket (4) on the belt (1), which is carried around the waist of a person. The bag/pocket is mainly made of soft synthetic material, and this very part of the invention has a very low weight and simultaneously it has a practical small size as well as being made of a solid material that can easily withstand the weight of a pair of heavy skies without risking being damaged or ruined by wear and tear. In FIG. 3 is demonstrated how the skies are placed in the bag/pocket (4). The bag/pocket (4) is designed so the back end of the pair of skies put together easily will find a stable position in the bag/pocket (4). The opening of the bag/pocket is designed to fit a wide number of skies.

One holds the bag/pocket (4) with one hand and with the other hand one steers the skies (5) nice and easily into the bag/pocket (4).

FIG. 4 illustrates the invention in function. The skies (5) are well placed in the ski-pocket (4), the weight of the skies (5) forces the strings (3) in the cord drive (2) to the bottom position—approx. 30-40-cm above ground and the person will place the skies either to his left or his right side, so they do not get in the way of the legs, when walking.

Finally is illustrated how one places the ski poles (6) on the most practical way. The ski poles (6) can advantageously be placed on the skies (5) by means of the straps.

The skies (5) and the ski poles (6) are now easily transported in this simple and very practical way. The person has a good grip on the skies and at the skies are felt being light.—the person mainly feels the weight weigh down from the pull in the strings.