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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2818609
(54) English Title: ACCESSORY FOR A HOCKEY GOALIE BLOCKER PAD
(54) French Title: ACCESSOIRE POUR BLOQUEUR DE GARDIEN DE BUT
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A63B 71/14 (2006.01)
  • A41D 13/08 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • MARCIANO, MARCO (Canada)
(73) Owners :
  • MARCIANO, MARCO (Canada)
(71) Applicants :
  • MARCIANO, MARCO (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(45) Issued: 2019-05-14
(22) Filed Date: 2013-06-13
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2014-12-13
Examination requested: 2017-03-10
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract

A hockey goalie blacker pad for use with a hockey goalie blacker. The blacker pad has a substantially rectangular volume having four sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface opposite the top surface; the bottom surface has a curved shape adapted to coincide with the curved shape of a top surface of the goalie blacker, to thereby fit snugly there against. The top surface is substantially flat and includes a hook surface including hook material thereon and adapted to interact with a surface of a practice hockey ball having loop material thereon, and a connector member adapted to securely and removably attach the blacker pad to the blacker.


French Abstract

Linvention porte sur un coussin protecteur destiné à être utilisé avec une jambière pour gardien de but de hockey. Le coussin protecteur pour jambière possède un volume sensiblement rectangulaire comprenant quatre côtés, une surface supérieure et une surface inférieure opposée à la surface supérieure; la forme incurvée de la surface inférieure sadapte afin de coïncider avec la forme incurvée de la surface supérieure de la jambière de gardien de but de manière à sy ajuster étroitement. La surface supérieure, sensiblement plate, présente une surface à crochets comprenant un tissu à crochets adapté de manière à interagir avec la surface dune balle de hockey dentraînement couverte dun tissu à boucles, ainsi quun élément connecteur conçu pour fixer le coussin protecteur sur la jambière de façon ferme et amovible.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

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CLAIMS
1.) A hockey goalie blocker pad for use with a hockey goalie blocker, said
blocker
pad having four sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface opposite said top
surface;
said bottom surface having a curved shape adapted to coincide with the curved
shape of a top surface of said goalie blocker, to thereby fit snugly there
against; said
top surface of said blocker pad being substantially flat and including a hook
surface
including hook material thereon and adapted to interact with a surface of a
hockey
ball having loop material thereon; and a connector member adapted to securely
and
removably attach said blocker pad to said blocker.
2.) The hockey goalie blocker pad of claim 1, further comprising a skirt
member
covering said four sides of said blocker pad.
3.) The hockey goalie blocker pad of claim 1 wherein said goalie pad is filled
with a
material chosen from a list of materials including plastic, styrofoam, rubber,
and gels.
4.) The hockey goalie blocker pad of claim 2, wherein said skirt member
includes a
draw string adapted to snugly fit said skirt member around said four sides of
said
goalie blocker pad.
5.) A combination of a hockey goalie blocker pad and a hockey ball, said
blocker
pad having four sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface opposite said top
surface; said bottom surface having a curved shape adapted to coincide with
the
curved shape of a top surface of said goalie blocker, to thereby fit snugly
there
against; said top surface of said blocker pad being substantially flat and
including a
hook surface including hook material thereon and adapted to interact with a
surface
of said hockey ball having loop material thereon; and a connector member
adapted
to securely and removably attach said blocker pad to said blocker; and said
hockey
ball having said surface formed from said loop material adapted to become
releasably attached to said hook material of said top surface of said blocker
pad,

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such that said blocker pad can be used to block said hockey ball without said
hockey ball rebounding far away from a goalie.
6.) The combination of claim 5, wherein said blocker pad further comprises a
skirt
member covering said four sides of said blocker pad.
7.) The combination of claim 5, wherein said connector member of said blocker
pad
is a belt comprising two straps, strap connected to one of said four sides of
said
goalie blocker and including a male connector member thereon, and a second
strap
connected to the opposite side of said one of said four sides of said goalie
blocker
and including a female connector member thereon, and adapted such that said
belt
can wrap around said goalie blocker and releasably attach thereto by removably

connecting said female connector member to said male connector member
8.) The combination of claim 6, wherein said skirt member includes a draw
string
adapted to snugly fit said skirt member around said four sides of said volume
hockey
goalie blocker pad.
9.) A combination of a hockey goalie blocker, a hockey goalie blocker pad, and
a
hockey ball, said goalie blocker including a top surface having a curved
shape, said
blocker pad having four sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface opposite
said top
surface, said bottom surface having a curved shape adapted to coincide with
said
curved shape of said top surface of said goalie blocker, to thereby fit snugly
there
against, said top surface of said blocker pad being substantially flat and
including a
hook surface including hook material thereon and adapted to interact with a
surface
of said hockey ball having loop material thereon, and a connector member
adapted
to securely and removably attach said blocker pad to said blocker, and said
hockey
ball having a surface formed from a loop material adapted to become releasably

attached to said hook material of said top surface of said blocker pad, such
that said
goalie blocker and said blocker pad can be used to block said hockey ball
without
said hockey ball rebounding far away from a goalie.

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10.) The combination of claim 9, wherein said blocker pad further comprises a
skirt
member covering said four sides of said blocker pad.
11 ) The combination of claim 10, wherein said skirt member includes a draw
string
adapted to snugly fit said skirt member around said four sides of said hockey
goalie
blocker pad.

Note: Descriptions are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

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Accessory for a hockey goalie blocker pad
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
[001] The present invention relates generally to sports equipment but more
particularly to an
accessory for training a hockey goalie to develop better reflexes for using
his or her
blocker pad.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
[002] When a hockey puck hits the blocker, it has a relatively limited bounce.
The goalie
usually makes a save by deflecting the puck in the corner or holding on to it
and
waiting for a referee to blow his whistle. The problem is that when training
goalies, a
racket ball is used for training the mitt side of the goalie. This is easy to
do since the
mitt is designed to grab and hold, but when it comes to training the blocker
side, the
racketball bounces and rolls off in all direction. This makes it hard for the
goalie or the
trainer to have to chase the ball and start again while keeping the focus on
the training
exercise.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
[003] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known devices now
present in
the prior art, the present invention, which will be described subsequently in
greater
detail, is to provide objects and advantages which are:
[004] To provide for an easy way to eliminate the problem of rolling balls and
the use of
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another individual (coach).
[005] In order to do so, the invention consists in a hockey goalie blocker pad
for use with a
hockey goalie blocker. The blocker pad has a substantially rectangular volume
having
four sides, a top surface, and a bottom surface opposite the top surface; the
bottom
surface has a curved shape adapted to coincide with the curved shape of a top
surface
of the goalie blocker, to thereby fit snugly there against. The top surface is
substantially
flat and includes a hook surface including hook material thereon and adapted
to
interact with a surface of a practice hockey ball having loop material
thereon, and a
connector member adapted to securely and removably attach the blocker pad to
the
blocker.
[006] The hockey goalie blocker is further comprised of a skirt member
covering the four
sides of the blocker pad.
[007] The rectangular volume is filled with a material chosen from a list of
materials including
plastic, styrofoam, rubber, and gels.
[008] The connector member is formed from as a belt comprising two straps, one
strap
connected to one of the four sides and including a male connector member
thereon,
and a second strap connected to an opposite side of the one of the four sides
and
including a female connector member thereon, and adapted such that the belt
can
wrap around the goalie blocker and releasably attach thereto by removably
connecting
the female connector member to the male connector member.
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[009] The one strap including the male connector member is adjustable in
length.
[0010] The skirt member includes a draw string adapted to snugly fit the skirt
member around
the four sides of the rectangular volume.
[0011] The hockey goalie blocker pad has the rectangular volume, the top
surface, and the
skirt member formed as separate members, such that the skirt member is
attached to
the rectangular volume, and the top surface is attached to the rectangular
volume with
the skirt member therebetween.
[0012] The hockey goalie blocker pad is used in combination with a hockey
goalie blocker, as
well as in combination with both a goalie blocker and a hockey ball.
[0013] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important
features of the
invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be
better
understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be
better
appreciated. There are additional features of the invention that will be
described
hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended
hereto.
[0014] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the
invention in detail, it is
to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the
details of
construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the
following
description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other
embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it
is to be
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understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the
purpose
of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
[0015] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception,
upon which this
disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of
other
structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the
present
invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as
including such
equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and
scope of the
present invention.
[0016] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the
various features of
novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity
in the claims
annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding
of the
invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its
uses,
reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter
which
contains illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
[0017] Fig. 1 Isometric view of the invention above a blocker.
[0018] Figs. 2a-b Top and side views of the invention.
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[0019] Fig. 3 Bottom view of the invention.
[0020] Fig. 4 Isometric view of the invention installed on a blocker and with
a ball.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
[0021] A hockey goalie blocker pad (10) for covering a hockey goalie blocker
(12) has an
adjustable belt (14) with a clip (16) having a male and a female connector
(13, 15), a
skirt (17) to cover the four sides (24, 25, 26, 27) of the blocker (12) and a
planar surface
(18) configured and sized to cover the entire surface of the blocker (12). The
planar
surface (18) is made out of a hook surface (19) and works best with a ball
(20) that has
a deep pile (22), such as a tennis ball for example, so that it operates like
typical hoop
and pile material such as Velcro TM . A draw string (23) adjusts the skirt
(17) to the
contour of the blocker (12).
[0022] As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the
present
invention, the same should be apparent from the above description.
Accordingly, no
further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be
provided.
[0023] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that
the optimum
dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include
variations in size,
materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use,
are
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deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all
equivalent
relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the
specification are
intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
[0024] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the
invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily
occur to
those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the
exact construction
and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications
and
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
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(22) Filed 2013-06-13
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2014-12-13
Examination Requested 2017-03-10
(45) Issued 2019-05-14

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Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2013-06-13
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2015-06-15 $50.00 2015-05-19
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2016-06-13 $50.00 2016-05-05
Request for Examination $400.00 2017-03-10
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 4 2017-06-13 $50.00 2017-05-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 5 2018-06-13 $100.00 2018-05-23
Final $150.00 2019-03-26
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 6 2019-06-13 $300.00 2019-07-29
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