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|United States Patent Application
January 26, 2012
This invention provides a board-style personal flotation and swimming
device that has raised, soft sides that is intended to aid the user in
keeping the torso and upper body on the board. This invention can assist
experienced users in swimming while placing a small child/toddler/infant
on their torso, on the board. This invention also contains varied number
of elongated water squirting devices that are attached to the board,
along the length of the board, below the surface of the water for
recreational purposes, such as projectile water games wherein a stream of
water is used as a projectile.
Frey; Jessica; (San Diego, CA)
July 11, 2011|
|Current U.S. Class:
||273/317; 441/129 |
|Class at Publication:
||273/317; 441/129 |
||B63B 35/73 20060101 B63B035/73; A63F 9/02 20060101 A63F009/02|
1. A personal aquatic flotation device, buoyant in nature, comprising of
a flattened, wedge-shaped board with raised sides along the top of the
2. A device of claim 1, whereas the components may be formed from any
suitable material or materials including, but not limited to, foam,
latex, fiberglass, rubber, plastic and combinations thereof.
3. A device of claim 1, whereas elongated water squirting devices are
attached to the bottom of board, along the length of the board.
4. A device of claim 2, whereas, in the event squirting devices are not
present, another suitable and similarly shaped object will replace the
squirting devices, allowing for additional stability and support in
keeping the user on top of the board.
5. A personal aquatic flotation device comprising of accessories whereby,
the user plays games using tangible projectile(s).
6. A device of claim 5, whereas said tangible projectiles can include,
but not limited to a) water bowling, where the water cannons are used to
squirt a stream of water to knock down plastic, floatable, bowling pins
that Velcro to a separate floating board; b) vertical hoop, where the
water cannons are used to project plastic balls through a vertical hoop
that is attached to a separate floating board; and a wide variety of
other projectile and/or target games.
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
 This application claims priority from: U.S. Provisional Patent
Application Ser. No. 61/399,876 entitled "Liquidation Flotation" and
filed Jul. 20, 2010. The disclosure of this provisional patent
application is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
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COMPACT DISC APPENDIX
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 1. Field to which the Invention Pertains
 This invention is intended to serve as an aquatic recreational
personal flotation and swimming device for use in swimming pools, lakes
and other bodies of water.
 2. Description of the Related Art
 Flotation and swimming devices, such as kickboards or floating
rafts, are well known for use in recreational water activities. Squirting
devices are popular swimming tools. Kickboard designs have been
previously lacking support for smaller, younger users and the
recreational components that make for a more recreational pool or
 Typical devices of this field are shown, for example, in the
following United States of America patents:
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,872,111, Katz, et al.
 U.S. Pat. No. 7,264,522, Lee, et al.
 U.S. Pat. No. 7,052,347, Goldmeier
 D628667, McCarthy
 D466175, Katz, et al.
 D446569, Chiang
 D382933, Foulke
 U.S. Pat. No. 7,798,876, Mix
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,766,052, Metro, et al.
 Though such floatation boards and recreational devices have
achieved considerable popularity and commercial success, there has been a
continuing need for improvement to allow for a larger variety of users
and increased recreational value.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 Liquidation flotation is a pool toy for swimming and games. It is a
floating device provides support for the upper body and that has water
cannons attached to the underside of the floating device.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 FIG. 1 depicts a plan view of the board-like flotation device with
underlying spray nozzles in accordance with the present invention.
 FIG. 2 depicts a front view of an accessory in perspective of the
user of the liquidation flotation portraying the ability to squirt at
fixed, tangible objects (balls, bowling pins) in order project these
tangible objects through a hoop.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
 A personal board-like flotation and swimming device that includes
raised, soft sides of varied heights composed of a suitable which may
provide stability and support to an individual grasping, laying on top
of, resting or holding on to the device within water during a
recreational activity, and a varied number of squirting devices are
attached below the surface of the water, and span the length of the
board. The squirting device can be used alone as water cannons to squirt
a stream of water, or in combination with other recreational water games
as tangible projectiles. A small child, toddler or infant, can rest their
entire upper body on the board, allowing the legs to dangle behind, while
an experienced care-giver can push the board around the water from behind
the child. This allows for the experienced user to be present to provide
physical support for the young user. The present invention can also be
used as an instructional device for beginner swimmers, as the caregiver
can alter the amount assistance provided to the beginner, allowing the
beginner to become comfortable in the swimming environment. Furthermore,
this present invention can serve to assist new parents or child care
providers with the ability to swim behind the main user, being a small
child. This provides bonding time for care-giver and child, as well as
the ability to exercise while not being distracted from child-care
duties. This present invention is therefore aimed for users of all ages.
 The above and still further objects, features and advantages of the
present invention will become apparent upon consideration of the
following descriptions and descriptive figures of specific embodiments
thereof, wherein like reference numerals in the various figures are
utilized to designate like components. While these descriptions go into
specific details of the invention, it should be understood that
variations may and do exist and would be apparent to those skilled in the
art based on the descriptions herein.
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