US Patent Application No: 2010/0178,993

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REDUCING RADIUS SLIDE FEATURE

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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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hunter, Richard D Ottawa, CA 35 298

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 4,339,122 Surfing slide 37 1980
* 4,444,290 Rescue apparatus 12 1981
* 4,750,733 Aquatic amusement device 47 1986
* 4,836,521 Whirlpool amusement ride 85 1988
* 5,433,671 Water amusement ride 71 1993
* 5,735,748 Angle adjustable tubular waterslide 49 1996
 
NBGS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 4,805,896 Low rise water ride 69 1987
 
Waterworld Products, Inc. (1)
* 5,453,054 Controllable waterslide weir 76 1994
 
SLIDE, LTD., A CORP. OF NEW YORK (1)
* 4,484,739 Plastic slide for sleds 70 1983
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
* 6,354,955 Waterslide bowl 71 2000
* 6,485,372 Waterslide and waterslide bowl 38 2001
 
Ishii Iron Works Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5,482,510 Amusement device passing within tube 113 1993
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
* 5,779,553 Waterslide with uphill runs and progressive gravity feed 65 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
* 6,540,891 Test strip 347 2001
 
Proslide Technology, Inc. (3)
* 6,857,964 Reducing radius slide feature 36 2003
* 7,056,220 Reducing radius slide feature 32 2005
* 7,713,134 Reducing radius slide feature 22 2006
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 5,540,622 Water slide 55 1994
 
VON TAGEN, FREDERICK W. (1)
* 4,893,447 Cyclorama construction 12 1988
 
WATER FUN PRODUCTS, CORP. (3)
* 4,805,897 Water slide systems 79 1987
* 5,137,497 Slide apparatus 61 1991
* 6,743,107 Slide apparatus 11 2002
 
Wet 'N Wild, Inc. (1)
* D266346 Water slide 15 1980
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FISCHER DESIGN-CONCEPTS SARL (1)
9,440,155 Amusement and leisure slide 0 2013
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