US Patent No: 6,485,372

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Waterslide and waterslide bowl

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A waterslide bowl element has a bottom wall configured to form a throat around a rider exit opening in the bottom of the bowl. The bowl holds an annular ring of water around the throat that slows down and conducts the rider to the exit opening and a flume in which the waterslide ride continues. The waterslide bowl may be used by riders on inner tubes.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD.DENVER, CO38

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cuttell, David J Hailsham, GB 2 78
Stuart, Alexander Newhaven, GB 4 78

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIGHT WAVE, LTD. (3)
5,401,117 Method and apparatus for containerless sheet flow water rides 58 1992
5,667,445 Jet river rapids water attraction 55 1995
5,738,590 Method and apparatus for a sheet flow water ride in a single container 56 1996
 
WATER FUN PRODUCTS CORP. (2)
4,805,897 Water slide systems 75 1987
5,137,497 Slide apparatus 59 1991
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (2)
5,011,134 Waterslide with uphill run and flotation device therefor 70 1990
5,779,553 Waterslide with uphill runs and progressive gravity feed 62 1996
 
ARAGONA, MARK (1)
6,045,449 Water pinball ride with spectator interaction 42 1998
 
DEMAG, Aktiengesellschaft (1)
4,196,900 Slide 67 1978
 
KASHIMA KENSETSU KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,905,326 Diving pool 7 1988
 
Mannesmann Demag AG (1)
4,392,434 Turbulent waterway 59 1981
 
Plexa Incorporated (1)
4,198,043 Water slide with modular, sectional flume construction 82 1978
 
Shiratori Co., Ltd. (1)
5,069,443 Water slider lane 40 1990
 
TECHNETIC INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,278,247 Water slide 53 1979
 
White Water West Industries, Ltd. (1)
5,716,282 Spinning water ride apparatus and method 39 1996
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
6,354,955 Waterslide bowl 57 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,194,733 Water slide system 55 1978
4,836,521 Whirlpool amusement ride 81 1988
4,971,314 Rotating disc amusement ride 4 1989
5,433,671 Water amusement ride 65 1993
5,766,082 Wave river water attraction 50 1996

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PROSLIDE TECHNOLOGY INC. (6)
D521098 Water bowl ride exit flume 9 2003
7,713,134 Reducing radius slide feature 7 2006
8,226,492 Water slide 0 2010
8,262,494 Reducing radius slide feature 0 2010
8,608,581 Water slide 0 2012
8,690,697 Reducing radius slide feature 0 2012
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. (6)
7,780,537 Waterslide run-out bowl 1 2007
D583895 Waterslide run-out bowl 4 2007
7,887,426 Waterslide bowl structure and method of construction 0 2008
8,192,291 Waterslide bowl with troughs 0 2009
8,070,616 Method and apparatus for adjusting rider movement on a waterslide amusement device 0 2009
8,360,894 Waterslide bowl 2 2010
 
HM ATTRACTIONS INC. (4)
8,162,770 Reaction component for linear induction motor 0 2007
8,136,453 Linear motor driven system and method 0 2007
8,038,542 Linear motor driven amusement ride and method 0 2007
7,918,741 Linear motor driven waterslide ride and method 0 2007
 
Polin su Parklar ve Havuz Sistemleri Anonim Sirketi (1)
D697159 Water park unit 0 2012
 
POLIN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SISTEMLERI ANONIM SIRKETI (1)
D697571 Water park unit 0 2012
 
SPLASHTACULAR, INC. (1)
8,579,715 Amusement slide elements and systems 0 2011
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
D548810 Water ride corkscrew feature 9 2006
D567322 Water ride corkscrew feature 7 2007

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