Slide apparatus

  • US 5,137,497 A
  • Filed: 04/01/1991
  • Issued: 08/11/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A slide apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a fixed trough means having a bottom and a top;

    (b) a slide surface disposed on said trough;

    (c) said slide surface having a substantially parabolic, upwardly opening cross section, and said slide surface sloping downwardly from said top to said bottom;

    (d) said slide surface having a longitudinal axis extending downwardly and forwardly from said top to said bottom;

    (e) said trough having a first upper wall disposed on one side of said longitudinal axis and a second, opposed upper wall disposed on the other side of said longitudinal axis;

    (f) a slide entrance disposed on at least one of said first and second upper walls at said top of said trough for causing a user or a conveyance carrying a user to enter said trough and contact said slide surface transversely to said longitudinal axis; and

    (g) whereby, a user or a conveyance carrying a user enters said slide entrance, travels on said slide surface from said first upper wall downwardly toward said longitudinal axis, crosses said longitudinal axis, then travels upwardly toward said opposed second upper wall, and then the user or the conveyance carrying a user travels backwardly downwardly past said longitudinal axis and upwardly toward said first upper wall, said surface thereby causing a back and forth motion of the user or a conveyance carrying a user to be repeated one or more times until the user exits at the bottom of said slide surface.

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