04973073 is referenced by 114 patents and cites 19 patents.

A step-in binding for snowboards secures a rider's foot such that it can only be manually released. Ridge-entrapping members on the snowboard define opposed pockets. The pockets receive oppositely extending longitudinal ridges that are a part of a boot or harness apparatus which attaches to the rider's foot. A spring-loaded latch, operable by a camming mechanism as a rider is stepping in, engages and secures one of the ridges.

Title
Snowboard binding
Application Number
7/325460
Publication Number
4973073
Application Date
March 17, 1989
Publication Date
November 27, 1990
Inventor
Gregory A Deeney
17450 Fieldstone Dr., Beaverton, 97006
OR, US
Mark A Raines
20200 SW. Brightwood Ct., Alona, 97006
OR, US
Agent
Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston
IPC
A63C 9/20
A63C 9/02
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