U.S. Patent 9,956,449
As a Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney, this is an interesting recently issued patent. This trampoline system appears to includes platforms and padded surface members. It is not entirely clear the purpose of the platforms. For example, are the users to just off of it? It simply isn’t clear. As a patent lawyer, it would be interesting for me to learn and understand the purpose of the platform members which are not clearly defined or explained in the patent. It does appear that the inventor sells trampoline systems, including trampoline parks and trampoline wrestling rings. Thus, is seems reasonable that the platforms are for more extreme trampoline parks.
On May 1, 2018, Week 18, Number 1450-1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,956,449. The patent describes a patent directed to trampoline systems. The trampoline system provides at least one trampoline jumping surface with each trampoline jumping surface that has at least one surface edge that faces a platform.
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Claim 1 provides:
A trampoline system comprising:
two adjacent trampoline jumping surfaces with each trampoline jumping surface comprising a surface edge that faces a corresponding surface edge of an adjacent trampoline jumping surface;
one or plural vertically-extending frame members, each of said one or plural vertically-extending frame members extending (i) between said surface edge and said corresponding surface edge, and (ii) a distance dfm above upper surfaces of said two adjacent trampoline jumping surfaces; and
one or plural platforms supported by said one or plural vertically-extending frame members, each platform having an upper platform surface and a lower platform surface, said lower platform surface being positioned a minimum distance dmin above said upper surfaces of said two adjacent trampoline jumping surfaces,
wherein a portion of said lower platform surface of each of said one or plural platforms is configured to extend over springs used to fasten said two adjacent trampoline jumping surfaces to a trampoline support structure.
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