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Publication numberUS3475023 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1969
Filing dateFeb 10, 1967
Priority dateFeb 10, 1967
Publication numberUS 3475023 A, US 3475023A, US-A-3475023, US3475023 A, US3475023A
InventorsRose Mary Fauvelle
Original AssigneeRose Mary Fauvelle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skip rope formed of sections
US 3475023 A
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Oct. 28, 1969 R. M. FAUVEVLLE v 3, 3

SKIP ROPE FORMED or SECTIONS Filed Feb. 10. 1967 INVENTOR! ROSE MARY FAUVELLE United States Patent 3,475,023 SKIP ROPE FORMED 0F SECTIONS Rose Mary Fauvelle, 135 Searlwyn Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13205 Filed Feb. 10, 1967, Ser. No. 617,448 Int. Cl. A63b /20; A63h 33/06 US. Cl. 27275 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates generally to skip ropes and more particularly to an improved sectional type skip rope.

Conventional skip ropes are generally comprised of one continuous length of rope between hand grips. The skip rope of this instant invention features several attachable and detachable sections that are molded from soft polyethelene or similar material, thereby differing from the conventional jump rope.

Accordingly, one object of this invention is an improved type jump rope.

Another object of this invention is the safety feature, said sections detach easily when a small amount of pressure is applied to the connecting joints.

Another object of this invention is that it could provide extra amusement for the tot, for whom it was designed, and also, to help develop manual dexterity.

Another object of this invention is that it can be easily manufactured, at a minimum cost.

Another object of this invention, being it could be manufactured in various geometrical patterns.

Other objects and advantages of this instant invention will be apparent in the following specifications, claims and drawings wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a longitudinal cross sectional view of the dumbbell like iece.

'FIGURE 2 is a cross sectional view through the ball socket.

FIG-URE 3 is a partial section and side view showing the collapsed flange on the dumbbell portion.

FIGURE 4 is an assembled sectional view of the dumbbell portion in combination with the ball socket.

FIGURE 5 is a cross sectional view of the dumbbell portions and ball sockets assembled.

FIGURE 6 is a side view showing cut off flange and on the dumbbell portion, to which the hand grip is attached.

FIGURE 7 is a complete skip rope which can be made by assembling a series of dumbbell portions and ball sockets together.

As best seen in FIGURE 1 of the drawing, a dumbbell shaped portion 2, is used in combination with a ball socket in FIGURE 2. This invention is made up mainly of these two parts. The dumbbell portion 2 in FIGURE 1 is made up with thin walled semicircular end flanges 6 and 8 for pliability, whereas the tubular wall 4 is made thicker for rigidity. These flanges 6 and 8 are made to be ice received through apertures 14 and 16 in ball socket 10, as shown in FIGURES 2, 3 and 4. Note: The tubular center portion 2 on FIGURE 1 can also be made in a solid longitudal form, and if used, in this form, then the socket must have additional small openings for the dispersement of air, as shown in FIGURE 3-socket 10.

As the drawing indicates in FIGURE 3 by easily collapsing the pliable end (flange 6), it can be readily inserted into aperture 16 and released, as shown in FIG- URE 4. When flange 6 is inserted into aperture 16 the air in the ball socket 10* is dispersed and travels through the orifice in the dumbbell portion on through the tubular chamber.

In FIGURE 4 it can also be seen that the flange 6 will spring open and resume its natural shape and will be retained by socket 10, the outside diameter of the flange 6 will fit the inside diameter of the wall 12 of socket 10 in a complimentary relationship. Note: Aperture 16 of socket 10 is larger than the outside diameter of the tubular wall 4 of dumbbell portion 2 to allow for a little slack when skip rope is in use.

In FIGURE 5 it can be seen that the dumbbell portions in combination with the ball sockets comprise a series of connecting joints. The cross sectional view also shows that the end flanges 6 and 8 do not abut each other once received in ball socket 10.

FIGURE 6 shows a cut off flange 8 on the end dumbbell portion 2 for press-fit attachment directly to hand grips 20.

FIGURE 7by assembling a series of dumbbell portions 2 and a series of ball sockets 10 a rope-like length will be accomplished.

Note: The socket 10 of FIGURE 2 can be made in various geometrical shapes such as fammel ellipse, equilateral triangle, square, pentagon, hexagonal, octagonal, etc. Providing that the geometrical angles or arcs of the flange on the dumbbell portion correlates to the geometrical angles or arcs of the connecting socket, working on the same principle, as per my invention.

From the foregoing description it should be apparent that the skip rope features several sections which are molded from polyethelene or materials of a modulus retentive quality. The flanges, 6 and 8, on the dumbbell portion of FIGURE 1 are unique when used in combination with the ball socket 10 of FIGURE 2; thus, making a connecting joint which is maintained between the pliable flanges and the ball socket. This connecting joint is easily attached and detached when pressure is applied, thereby differing from conventional skip ropes presently known and used.

It is to be understood that the specific constructions of the improved skip rope herein disclosed and described are presented for the purpose of explanation and illustration and are not intended to indicate limits of the invention, the scope of which is defined by the following claim.

What is claimed:

1. A skip rope comprising at least one one-piece hollow socket with apertures in opposite sides, at least two one-piece flexible elongated portions, each portion having at one end thereof an enlargement of a normal size greater than the apertures in said socket, means at one of said socket and enlargement for resiliently and detachably connecting said socket to said enlargement whereby the socket and enlargement will separate if the jump rope engages the body of the child in use, two hand grip members, each of a dimension to be held in the hand of the FOREIGN PATENTS user while jumping said rope, and means connecting one 10 285 12/1908 hand grip member to the other end of each of said elon- 391:578 6/1908 322;

gated portions.

5 RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner References Cted RICHARD w. DIAZ, Assistant Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,074,717 1/1963 Lutz 272 74 3,075,767 1/1963 Ono 272-75 4628

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U.S. Classification482/82, 446/116
International ClassificationA63B5/20
Cooperative ClassificationA63B5/20, A63B2208/12
European ClassificationA63B5/20