Reducing radius slide feature

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8262494
APP PUB NO 20100178993A1
SERIAL NO

12732074

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A slide feature is adapted to carry one or more riders and/or ride vehicles sliding thereon. The slide feature includes a sliding surface having an entry end and an exit end. The sliding surface comprising at least a lower portion of a sideways tilted funnel shape wherein a radius of the sliding surface tapers from the entry end to the exit end. A lowermost surface of the sliding surface is horizontal or slightly inclined from horizontal descending from the entry end to the exit end. The sliding surface comprising side walls each extending upward from the lowermost surface about a longitudinal axis which would be defined by the complete sideways tilted funnel shape through an angle of more than 90°. The entry end is substantially larger in diameter than the exit end.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PROSLIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO19

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hunter, Richard D Ottawa, CA 36 308

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4339122 Surfing slide 39 1980
4444290 Rescue apparatus 12 1981
4750733 Aquatic amusement device 57 1986
4836521 Whirlpool amusement ride 85 1988
5433671 Water amusement ride 71 1993
5735748 Angle adjustable tubular waterslide 49 1996
 
WAVETEK PRODUCTS, INC., (MERGED INTO) (1)
4484739 Plastic slide for sleds 70 1983
 
Waterworld Products, Inc. (1)
5453054 Controllable waterslide weir 80 1994
 
NBGS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4805896 Low rise water ride 70 1987
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (2)
6354955 Waterslide bowl 71 2000
6485372 Waterslide and waterslide bowl 38 2001
 
Ishii Iron Works Co., Ltd. (1)
5482510 Amusement device passing within tube 124 1993
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
5779553 Waterslide with uphill runs and progressive gravity feed 65 1996
 
PROSLIDE TECHNOLOGY INC. (3)
6857964 Reducing radius slide feature 36 2003
7056220 Reducing radius slide feature 32 2005
7713134 Reducing radius slide feature 22 2006
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5540622 Water slide 55 1994
 
VON TAGEN, FREDERICK W. (1)
4893447 Cyclorama construction 12 1988
 
WATER FUN PRODUCTS CORP. (4)
4805897 Water slide systems 81 1987
5137497 Slide apparatus 61 1991
6450891 Slide apparatus 20 2000
* 6743107 Slide apparatus 11 2002
 
Wet 'N Wild, Inc. (1)
D266346 Water slide 15 1980
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D705382 Spherical ride element having left-sided openings 0 2013
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (9)
* D750720 Spherical ride element having right-sided openings 0 2013
* D728720 Spherical ride element having left-sided openings 0 2013
D705882 Open flume ride element 0 2013
D705883 Closed flume ride element 2 2013
D705377 Spherical ride element having two inputs and two outputs 0 2013
D705378 Spherical ride element having two inputs and one output 0 2013
D705379 Spherical ride element having one input and two outputs 0 2013
D705380 Spherical ride element having right-sided openings 0 2013
D705381 Bowl ride element 2 2013
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