Patent Number: 6,637,827

Title: Generation of in-line skates and skate-boards wtih safety "edging frictioncontrol.TM."

Abstract: The frame of an in-line skate (FIG. 8B) supports a wheel (10), allowing askater to effectively slow down and stop, using an athletic stance thatskiers on snow and ice skaters on ice use. The wheel (10) has a hub (20A),allowing a wheel to rotate around the axle (13A) vertically and at aninclination. The hub has axle roller bearings (23B). The wheel (10)includes friction band surfaces (11A) on the sides of the wheel. Whenrotating at an inclination the wheel's friction surface contacts afriction surface (11B), inside the wheel-well or an axle friction surfaceor a combination thereof to slow or brake the wheel. The wheel (10)assembly includes self-aligning springs (14A/B). Individual parts can betechnically designed to allow various model solutions that will satisfythe abilities of a beginner to an expert. The wheel assembly frame can beattached to an in-line skate, an in-line skateboard, a downhill in-lineski and a downhill in-line skateboard.

Inventors: Hurwitz; Myron Stuart (Annandale, VA)


International Classification: A63C 17/00 (20060101); A63C 17/22 (20060101); A63C 17/14 (20060101); A63C 017/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015