Starting device for a competitor in a sports competition

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8992386
APP PUB NO 20120316036A1
SERIAL NO

13482082

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The competitor starting device in a sports competition is a starting block device. It includes one rear base for holding the device on a competition surface, a force detection sensor connected to a processing circuit, and two starting blocks for competitor's feet. Each block is adjustably mounted on a longitudinal bar, which is connected to the base and activates the sensor to determine a response time at the competition start. The longitudinal bar is connected to an H-shaped structure having two strips, spaced apart. The strip ends are rigidly connected to an immobile portion of the rear base, while a central bar connecting the strips is secured to the rear end of the longitudinal bar. When a force is applied to the block(s), the central bar is pushed in one direction via the bending of the strips to activate the sensor to determine a response time at the competition start.

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SWISS TIMING LTD2606 CORGÉMONT

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Galli, Reto Bern, CH 11 8
Grimm, Cédric Bienne, CH 1 1
Zanetta, André Wavre, CH 10 33

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