|Publication number||US3841630 A|
|Publication date||Oct 15, 1974|
|Filing date||Jan 14, 1974|
|Priority date||Jan 14, 1974|
|Publication number||US 3841630 A, US 3841630A, US-A-3841630, US3841630 A, US3841630A|
|Original Assignee||Raymond Lee Organization Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (4), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
ilmtedstates atent 1191 Renna Oct. 15, 1974  HOCKEY PLAYER TRAINING DEVICE 3,302,214 2/1967 Yuritch 3. 2 2.5 3,369,836 2/1968 Haycock ct a1 109/495 X  lnvemorg F g Galtcambndger 3,745,938 7/1973 Hathaway et al 109 495 11 ario, ana a  Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Primary ExaminerPaul E. Shapiro Inc., New York, NY. apart 57 ABSTRACT  Flled: 1974 A device used in training hockey players in blocking  Appl. No.: 433,089 pucks when playing goalie. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member has handles secured to one major surface. A thin rubber sheet  U.S. C1. 273/1 B, 109/495 is Secured to the Opposite major Surface of the  Int. Cl. A63b 69/00, A63b 71/08 w 58 Id is h 273/1 109/49 5 58 5 ber. The sheet has upper and lower horizontally elon- 1 0 can: gated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate  uNlTE g gr z r s giiENTs detachably engages the rubber and is slidably held in place by the guides. 1,895,197 1/1933 Martinson 109/585 X 3,292,181 12/1966 Kennedy et a1 2/25 3 Claims 3 Drawmg F'gures 1 HOCKEY PLAYER TRAINING DEVICE SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention is directed toward a device which can be used by hockey players in learning to block pucks when playing goalie while at the same time providing protection to hands, legs, body and the like.
The device employs a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member. Handle means are secured to one major surface of the member. A thin rubber sheet secured to the opposite major surface of the member has upper and lower horizontally elongated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick. A thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate detachably engages the rubber sheet and is slidably held in place by the guides.
Typically, the device can be about 4 feet long by 3 feet high. The user grasps the handles and moves the device along the ice with the bottom edge guide facing the puck and being disposed adjacent the ice. The shock of impact of the puck is absorbed in the plate and, should the plate tear or otherwise fail to completely stop the puck, the rigid member will block further penetration of the puck.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a front view of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a rear view of the invention; and
FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 33 in FIG. 2.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-3, a vertical horizontally elongated rigid plastic member defines a rectangle with rounded corners, typically 4 feet long by 3 feet high by 2% inches thick and made of polyethylene.
Elongated handles 12 extend vertically along and are secured to one major surface of the member 10, these handles being centered thereon. Typically the handles are-6 inches long, are one foot apart and are formed of hollow leather filled with plastic foam. The space between handles can be lined with foam plastic 22.
A thin rubber sheet 14 is secured by glue or other means to the other major surface of the member and has relatively rigid upper and lower elongated horizontal edges 16 and 18 which curve outward from the body of the sheet and inwardly toward each other to define guides. The lower edge 18 is thicker thanthe upper edge and extends forward to define a bumper strip.
A rectangular resilient flexible plastic sheet 20 of plastic foam is slidably and removably-disposed between the guides and bears against the surface of sheet 14. Typically sheet 20 is about 3 /2 inches thick.
While the invention has been described with particular reference to the drawings, the protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow.
What is claimed:
1. A device used in training hockey players comprismg:
a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular rigid plastic member;
handle means secured to one major surface of the member;
a thin rubber sheet secured to the opposite major surface of the member and having upper and lower horizontally elongated edges shaped to define guides, the lower edge being relatively thick; and
a thin vertical horizontally elongated rectangular resilient flexible plastic plate detachably engaging the rubber sheet and slidably held in place by the guides.
2. The device of claim 1 wherein the handle means includes two spaced vertically elongated handles.
3. The device of claim 2 wherein each handle is a hollow leather member filled with said resilient flexible plastic.
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|U.S. Classification||473/446, 109/49.5|