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Method and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device

Aquimo

Method and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device

Deburring tool

Deburring tool

Deburring tool

Illuminating and/or laser-emitting golf ball


Date/App# patent app List of recent Golf Ball-related patents
08/20/15
20150231480 
 Device and method to precisely isolate and minimize direction errors for short putts patent thumbnailDevice and method to precisely isolate and minimize direction errors for short putts
A device for practicing putting of a golf ball includes: an elongate base with opposed first and second ends and an upper surface; an elongate rail with an upper surface and opposed first and second ends, the rail mounted to the base such that the upper surface of the rail is positioned above and generally parallel with the upper surface of the base; a locating feature positioned adjacent the first end of the rail, the locating feature configured to provide a resting place for a golf ball; and a target area positioned near the second end of the base panel located adjacent the second end of the rail. Such a device can provide immediate and accurate feedback on putting errors committed by the user..
Outside The Leather, Llc


08/20/15
20150231477 
 Method and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device patent thumbnailMethod and system to analyze sports motions using motion sensors of a mobile device
A method and system to analyze sports motions using the motion sensors of a mobile device, such as a smart phone, is provided. This method uses the mobile device motion sensor output to define the impact point with a virtual object, such as a golf ball, baseball or tennis ball.
Aquimo, Llc


08/20/15
20150231461 
 Deburring tool patent thumbnailDeburring tool
A deburring tool for removing scuffs, scratches and burrs from golf balls. The tool includes a circular, planar top portion with a rim around the perimeter thereof and a sidewall that is connected to the perimeter that extends therefrom in an outward and flared manner.

08/20/15
20150231451 
 Illuminating and/or laser-emitting golf ball patent thumbnailIlluminating and/or laser-emitting golf ball
A laser light-emitting golf ball having a laser emitter for emitting coherent light in an outwardly extending direction from the ball, a power module, and an activation switch. An illuminating tilt-sensing golf ball having an illuminating component for emitting light at a predetermined frequency, a tilt sensor coupled to a control module, and upon the control module receiving a tilt detection signal, the control module being adapted to control the illuminating component to emit light at a second predetermined frequency if the tilt ball tilts more than a predetermined angle.

08/20/15
20150231450 
 Golf balls having multi-layered core with metal-containing center and thermoplastic outer layers patent thumbnailGolf balls having multi-layered core with metal-containing center and thermoplastic outer layers
Multi-piece golf balls containing a multi-layered core structure are provided. The core structure includes a small, heavy inner core (center) having a relatively high specific gravity, an intermediate core layer, and a surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company


08/13/15
20150224371 
 Golf club shaft fitting method patent thumbnailGolf club shaft fitting method
A fitting method, of a shaft of a golf club, for selecting a shaft having a torque matching a golfer based on a swing of the golfer. The method includes the steps of obtaining measurement values from a sensor attached to a grip of the golf club and capable of measuring angular velocities about three axes when a golf ball is hit by the golf club; obtaining a predetermined index value for the angular velocities quantified from the measurement values; and selecting a shaft matching the golfer from among multiple shafts whose torques have been measured in advance, based on a relationship established through test-hitting performed in advance between the index value and a torque of a shaft..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


08/13/15
20150224368 
 Negative hardness gradient inner core for dual core golf ball patent thumbnailNegative hardness gradient inner core for dual core golf ball
A golf ball including an inner core having a first outer surface and a geometric center and being formed from a first substantially homogenous composition such that the inner core has a hardness of about 60 shore c to about 90 shore c; an outer core layer disposed about the inner core having a second outer surface and being formed from a second substantially homogenous composition such that the outer core layer has a hardness of about 60 shore c to about 95 shore c; and a cover layer disposed about the outer core layer. The geometric center and first and second outer surfaces each have a hardness, the hardness of the second outer surface being lower than the hardness of the geometric center to define a negative hardness gradient..
Acushnet Company


08/13/15
20150224367 
 Golf balls incorporating light-stable and durable cover compositions patent thumbnailGolf balls incorporating light-stable and durable cover compositions
A golf ball comprising: a core; a casing layer surrounding the core; and a cover layer surrounding the casing layer and being formed from a cover composition that is produced by a reaction of a prepolymer and a chain extender, wherein the prepolymer is formed from the reaction product of: (i) an isocyanate comprising an allophanate (“ica”) and having an average nco functionality in the range of 1.9 to 2.8 and (ii) a polyol-containing component or an amine-containing component or a blend thereof; and wherein the chain-extender is selected from the group consisting of amine-terminated chain-extenders, hydroxyl-terminated chain-extenders, and mixtures thereof. The ica may comprise a reaction product of hexamethylene diisocyanate (hdi), at least one monoalcohol, and a bismuth-containing catalyst.
Acushnet Company


08/13/15
20150223636 
 Utility stick patent thumbnailUtility stick
A utility stick device provides a reliable, compact, portable and useful tool for open fire cooking and barbequing, and for use with other attachments. It also provides a changeable tool having a variety of cooking heads and attachments, which can be compact and portable.

08/06/15
20150217167 
 Golf club head with flexure patent thumbnailGolf club head with flexure
A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency..
Acushnet Company


08/06/15
20150217165 

Golf balls having cores made of polybutadiene rubber blends


Multi-piece golf balls having a core made of a polybutadiene rubber blend are provided. The golf ball contains a multi-layered core.
Acushnet Company


07/30/15
20150209643 

Golf club pointing aid


A golf club pointing device to aid in aligning and developing a better putting stroke is disclosed. The golf club pointing aid simply attaches to a golfer's putting shaft by clamping means which allow the pointing aid to slide a positioning rod having a pointer attached to a location centered over the “sweet spot” of the putter and at an adjustable angle to the putter face.

07/30/15
20150209637 

Golf ball putting game


A golf ball putting game adapted for competitive indoor use by several players utilizes a portable elongated track positioned on a flat area, together with a conventional golf putter and balls. The track is fabricated of a material which can be easily rolled up for storage and unrolled for play and that has a surface texture suitable for putting golf balls.

07/30/15
20150209633 

Leisure golf hole apparatus


A golf apparatus having a circular shape and comprising a sloped section at golf apparatus' outer edge, on the upper surface of which a golf ball struck by a player can roll up toward a circular lip section of the golf apparatus, the lip section being positioned next to the upper end of the sloped section and having its upper surface leveled with the upper end of the sloped section, a trough section, which has its upper surface positioned at a level that is lower than the level of the lip section, and a flag stand joined with the trough section and positioned in the center of the golf apparatus and configured to receive a flag, such that to aid the player to ascertain the location of the golf apparatus.. .

07/30/15
20150209630 

Golf club and golf club heads


A golf club head which may include an iron-type golf club head body, a face plate, and a filler positioned behind the ball striking face. According to aspects of the disclosure, the face plate may include score lines which define holes in the face plate.
Nike, Inc.


07/30/15
20150209625 

Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoset outer layers with hardness gradients


Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane.
Acushnet Company


07/30/15
20150209624 

Multi-layered coes for golf balls having foam and thermoset layers


Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane.
Acushnet Company


07/23/15
20150204777 

Apparatus for measuring the relative speed of a golf putting green


A green speed measuring apparatus is in the form of a longitudinal bar having inwardly inclined, longitudinally parallel surfaces on each side, to define a trough or ramp for rolling of a golf ball thereon. A standard distance of one notch on a first side is provided.
United States Golf Association


07/23/15
20150202766 

Non-rotatable telescopic handle construction


A golf ball retriever handle having a plurality of telescoping segments, each segment comprising a tubular member configured to fit relatively snugly about an adjacent member in sliding engagement therewith, each of the members between the smallest diameter member and the largest diameter member being formed with a radially extending annular rib in proximity to a first end thereof and being formed with a radially inward extending annular depression in proximity to a second end thereof, whereby separation of the tubular members in a handle extending direction is inhibited. The handle also having at least one axial groove formed in each section such that overlapping grooves engage each other to prevent rotation of one section with respect to another..
I Gotcha Holdings, Llc


07/23/15
20150202501 

Golf ball retriever


A device for retrieving an object such as a golf ball. The retriever comprises a handle, a stationary member or loop that is rigidly attached to the handle, a reactive member or loop that is pivotally attached to the stationary member and a spring for biasing the reactive member substantially perpendicular to the stationary member.
I Gotcha Holdings, Llc


07/23/15
20150202499 

Polybutadiene rubber / ionomer blends for golf balls having multi-layered cores and covers


A multi-piece golf ball comprising at least one component made of a polybutadiene rubber/ionomer resin blend is provided. The ball preferably contains a multi-layered core comprising a center, intermediate core layer, and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company


07/23/15
20150202498 

Golf ball and coating a cover of the golf ball


A golf ball comprises a core, a cover formed from an ionomer resin and disposed on the core, and a cured coating layer disposed on and in direct contact with the cover. The cured coating layer is formed from a topcoat coating composition comprising a polymeric component and a halogenated component.
Nike, Inc.


07/23/15
20150202497 

Golf ball


The present invention relates to a golf ball including one or more non-dimple areas that do not have dimples are provided in relation to a dimple area having a plurality of dimples arranged on the entire outer surface of the golf ball. The non-dimple areas are two non-dimple areas which are positioned to face opposite directions from each other on an axial central line that passes through an axial center of the golf ball, and which are surrounded by other dimples, and recessed circular arcs of dimples in the dimple area are distributed with variable diameter sizes so as to compensate for the whole volume of the golf ball which is reduced by the provision of the non-dimple areas..

07/16/15
20150199170 

Fitting golf balls using acoustic response


An electronic method for matching a user with a golf ball includes playing a first digital audio file to a user via a computer and playing a second digital audio file to the user via the computer. Each of the first digital audio file and the second digital audio file correspond to an acoustic response of a respective golf ball to a standardized impact force.
Nike, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196810 

System for imprinting the point of contact of a golf ball on a golf club head


Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a marking system for marking the point of contact between a golf ball and a golf club head. The system may include a golf ball having an outer surface, and a marking material coating at least a portion of the outer surface of the golf ball, the marking material being capable of being transferred from the golf ball to the golf club head upon the instrument striking the golf ball at a transfer force.

07/16/15
20150196809 

Golf balls having particle-based foam center


Multi-layered, golf balls having a core made of a particle-based polyurethane foam composition are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushent Company


07/09/15
20150190688 

Golf club head with flexure


A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency..
Acushnet Company


07/09/15
20150190684 

Unidirectional putting method and kit


A unidirectional putting method that eliminates the traditional backstroke and all the difficulties it introduces. The method includes placing a putter in a setback position behind the golf ball so that a portion of a putter face is substantially perpendicular to a target line, wherein the setback position establishes a setback distance from the portion of the golf ball nearest the putter face to a point on the putter face, and accelerating the putter from rest at the setback position to an impact velocity at the point that the putter face touches the golf ball within a period of time, and maintaining a portion of the putter face substantially perpendicular to the target line extension.

07/09/15
20150190683 

Golf ball picker


The present invention provides a device for collecting golf balls from practice areas while the device is making tight turns. The device includes a vehicle such as a golf cart, tractor, or lawn mower.

07/09/15
20150190681 

Golf balls having layers based on polyamide and fatty acid amide blends


Multi-piece golf balls having a solid core of at least one layer and cover of at least one layer are provided. At least one of the layers is formed from a thermoplastic polyamide composition, comprising a blend of about 40 to about 99% by weight polyamide and about 1 to about 60% by weight fatty acid amide.
Acushnet Company


07/09/15
20150190680 

Golf balls having layers based on polyamide, ionomer, and fatty acid amide blends


Multi-piece golf balls having a solid core of at least one layer and cover of at least one layer are provided. At least one of the layers is formed from a thermoplastic polyamide composition, comprising a blend of polyamide, ethylene acid copolymer ionomer, fatty acid amide, and plasticizer.
Acushnet Company


07/02/15
20150183916 

Resin composition for golf ball and golf ball


The present invention provides resin compositions for golf balls which have excellent flexibility, fluidity, and resilience, and golf balls formed from the resin compositions. The present invention relates to a resin composition for golf balls including a polymer that contains a diene polymer moiety and a carboxylic acid-based moiety wherein carboxyl groups derived from the carboxylic acid-based moiety are neutralized..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182838 

Golf putting practice machine having laser pointer


Provided is a golf putting practice machine having a laser pointer, the golf putting practice machine includes: a laser direction adjustment plate (1) that that determines whether or not an emitted laser beam is directed in a normal direction; a laser pointer (2) that emits the laser beam toward the laser direction adjustment plate (1) when an on/off switch (2-1) is in the on state, wherein said switch is arranged to enable or prevent the emission of the laser beam; a laser pointer accommodating portion (3) that accommodates and fixes the laser pointer (2); a laser mount (4) on which the laser pointer accommodating portion (3) is mounted in an adhering manner; an aiming upper plate (5) on which the laser direction adjustment plate (1) and the laser mount (4) are placed so as to be slidable; an aiming plate (6) on which the aiming upper plate (5) is placed such that the ongoing direction of a golf ball is accurately set; a force-conversion roller (7) that converts the freefall of a golf ball into a horizontal force; a horizontal adjustment support plate (8) that fixes and supports the force-conversion roller (7) and performs leveling; an inclined height plate (9) that is connected to the force-conversion roller (7) so as to cause the golf ball to freefall; and a ball height adjustment plate (10) that is slidably connected to the inclined height plate (9) so as to determine the height from which the golf ball freefalls.. .

07/02/15
20150182837 

Putting stroke analysis device


The present invention is directed towards a putting stroke analysis device for analysing a putting stroke technique of a golfer. The putting stroke analysis device comprises a planar surface with a plurality of infrared emitters and co-operating infrared sensors thereon.
Anveck Limited


07/02/15
20150182826 

Golf data collection


A system for golf data collection comprises an apparatus arranged to be worn about the body of a golfer during a game of golf. The apparatus includes a positioning system for determining various locations of a golfer during the game, a tag reader for reading a club held in close proximity to the apparatus around the time of striking a golf ball, and a processor for correlating the location of the golfer with the time at which a tag is read to enable the path of a golf ball throughout the game of golf to be determined..
Active Mind Technology R&d Limited


07/02/15
20150182823 

Golf putter


Disclosed is a golf putter for a user to putt a golf ball, comprising: a club shaft; and a club head with a putting face that is for in contact with a golf ball so that the golf ball is putted to roll in a putting direction, wherein an axis of the putting direction is substantially perpendicular to a pseudo linking axis that links between user's feet, and an axis of the club shaft substantially intersects or extending intersects with a lateral middle line of a longitudinal axis of the club head.. .

07/02/15
20150182813 

Golf ball with single thermoplastic cover layer of heterogeneous composition


The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single heterogeneous cover layer..
Acushnet Company


07/02/15
20150182811 

3d printed golf ball core


A method of forming a golf ball includes forming a core using a 3d printer, and molding a cover in a surrounding position over the core through at least one of compression molding and injection molding. The core may be formed by printing a first core portion, printing a second core portion, and fusing the first core portion with the second core portion to form the core.
Nike, Inc.


07/02/15
20150182808 

Golf ball


β=(180°/π)*a tan [{h(f)−h(e)}/z]  (formula 2). .

07/02/15
20150182807 

Golf balls containing layers made from transparent polyamide and plasticizer compositions


Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyamide composition containing a transparent polyamide polymer and fatty acid salt are provided. In one preferred version, the polyamide composition consists essentially of a blend of 40 to 99% by weight transparent polyamide and 1 to 60% by weight fatty acid salt.
Acushnet Company


07/02/15
20150182806 

Golf ball and producing the same


A golf ball that enhances flight performance is provided. A golf ball according to the present invention includes a spherical core, at least one cover member that covers the core, and a coating layer that covers the cover member configuring the outermost layer.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182805 

Golf ball and producing the same


A golf ball that enhances flight performance is provided. A golf ball according to the present invention includes a spherical core, at least one cover member that covers the core, and a coating layer that covers the cover member configuring the outermost layer.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182804 

Golf ball


Y≦200×x−75  (1). .

07/02/15
20150182803 

Golf ball


β=(180°/π)*a tan [{h(f)−h(e)}/z]  (formula 2). .

07/02/15
20150182802 

Dimple patterns for golf balls


The present invention provides a golf ball wherein each hemisphere has a dimple pattern based on a pyramid having dissimilar sides. The resulting overall dimple pattern is not based on preexisting polyhedral, and is not attainable using conventional dimple packing methods..
Acushnet Company


06/25/15
20150174461 

Golf club head with flexure


A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency..
Acushnet Company


06/25/15
20150174457 

Multi-core golf ball having increased initial velocity


A golf ball having certain relationships and values of its initial velocities at various club head speeds is provided. The golf ball may achieve an initial velocity of at least about 173 mph at a club head speed of about 125 mph, therefore achieving an increased total shot distance.
Nike, Inc.


06/25/15
20150174456 

Golf balls including highly neutralized polymer having a hardness modifier


A golf ball includes a core made from a highly neutralized polymer that has been mixed with a hardness modifier. The modifier may be a process oil or a plasticizer.
Nike, Inc.


06/25/15
20150174455 

Golf ball


A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a first mid layer 10, a second mid layer 12, a third mid layer 14, and a cover 8. A volume vinm and a shore d hardness hinm of the first mid layer, a volume vm and a shore d hardness hm of the second mid layer, a volume voum and a shore d hardness houm of the third mid layer, a volume vc and a shore d hardness hc of the cover, and a volume v of an entirety of the ball meet: (a) hinm<hm>houm>hc, (b) vinm<vm>voum>vc, (c) hm−hc>25, (d) (vinm+vm+voum+vc)/v<0.40, (e) vm/vc>1.50, and (f) (vm*hm)/(vc*hc)>3.0..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


06/25/15
20150174454 

Low compression golf balls containing cores made of plasticized thermoplastic compositions


Low compression multi-piece golf balls having a solid core comprising at least one layer made of a plasticized thermoplastic composition are provided. Preferably, the ball has a compression of less than 60 and more preferably less than 50.
Acushnet Company


06/25/15
20150174453 

Golf balls with covers of high acid ionomers


Disclosed is a golf ball comprising a cover prepared from an ionomer composition comprising a high acid ionomer comprising about 15 to about 30 weight % of copolymerized units of a c3-8 α,β-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid and about 3 to about 13 weight % of copolymerized units of vinyl acetate, alkyl acrylate or alkyl methacrylate.. .
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company


06/25/15
20150174452 

Golf ball aerodynamic configuration


The present invention relates to golf balls, specifically to a golf ball comprising an aerodynamic pattern having novel shaped dimple structures which reduce the variation in airflow turning angle thereby improving the golf ball's flight performance. The dimple structures have a conical shaped base with a dimple in the center and reduced or no flat land areas between the dimples..
Acushnet Company


06/18/15
20150165286 

Putting surface testing apparatus


The present invention provides a putting surface testing apparatus which incorporates a curved guideway shaped and dimensioned to direct a golf ball therealong, and secured to a stand for raising the guideway into an inclined orientation such that a golf ball will roll down the guideway and onto a putting surface to be tested, the apparatus further comprising a receiver slidably mounted on the guideway, and operable to receive and release a golf ball from a desired position along the guideway, from which the condition or other operating parameters of the putting surface may be calculated.. .

06/18/15
20150165283 

Golf club head with flexure


A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face, and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency.
Acushnet Company


06/18/15
20150165278 

Apparatus and laser marking golf balls


A method for laser marking a golf ball includes providing a golf ball including a core and a shell. Infusing the shell of the golf ball with a laser marking substrate including an initial substrate color, wherein shell includes an exterior surface and an original shell color.

06/18/15
20150165277 

System and making golf balls


A method includes providing a golf ball having a core and a cover layer surrounding the core, and receiving a set of user input criteria via a user interface. The method includes generating a customized feature request signal using the received set of user input criteria, wherein the customized feature request corresponds to a custom surface feature of the cover layer.
Nike, Inc.


06/18/15
20150165276 

Golf ball incorporating casing layer for core having steep hardness gradient and methods relating thereto


golf ball comprising a core wherein the geometric center has a hardness x of from about 40 shore c to about 75 shore c and the first outer surface has a hardness y of from about 75 shore c to about 95 shore c such that (15 shore c)<(y−x)≦(55 shore c). A casing layer, disposed about the core, is formed from a high acid divalent ionomeric composition, and has a second outer surface having a hardness z of from about 90 shore c to about 100 shore c wherein (20 shore c)<(z−x)≦(60 shore c).
Acushnet Company


06/18/15
20150165275 

Injection moldable compositions and golf balls prepared therefrom


Also disclosed are methods of preparing a golf ball including a single component region which includes greater than 75% by weight of an injection moldable rubber and one or more discrete hardness regions within the single component region, whereby the single component region is formed either by sequentially injection molding layers of a polyalkenamer rubber followed by co-curing the resulting structure, or by injection molding one or more pairs of half shells of a polyalkenamer rubber composition, followed by stacking the half shells to form a golf ball precursor structure followed by co-curing the resulting structure.. .

06/11/15
20150157915 

Golf swing apparatus


A golf swing apparatus including a rotating drum that houses a swivel and an optical sensor to detecting a change in swivel angle; an elongated cord hanging from the drum and secured to a golf ball; a base member having an impact layer that is switchable between two orientations, the first being planar and the second being raised to stop or slow a rotating golf ball; a frame holding the rotating drum over the impact layer; a means for measuring rotation speed of the rotating drum; and a processor for generating swing data.. .

06/11/15
20150157904 

Golf club head


A golf club (40) having a club head (42) with a face component (60), an aft body (61), and a sound modifying sole and crown design is disclosed herein. The face component, which may be composed of a metal material, (60) has a striking area portion (72) and a return portion (74).
Callaway Golf Company


06/11/15
20150157899 

Golf ball with a large and soft polymer core


A golf ball includes a relatively large polymer core and has a soft ball compression. The polymer is, in the illustrated embodiments, a highly neutralized acid polymer.
Nike, Inc.


06/11/15
20150157898 

Use of curable compositions containing dithiane monomers for golf ball cores


The present invention is directed to a golf ball and, more particularly, a golf ball core having a curable core composition comprising a dithiane compound, a rubber based compound comprising cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber, a crosslinking agent comprising a metallic salt of unsaturated carboxylic acid in an amount between 10 to 50 parts per hundred of rubber (pphr), a peroxide initiator, one or more filler materials, and optionally an organ sulfur compound, are used to provide soft and resilient cores.. .
Acushnet Company


06/11/15
20150157897 

Multi-layered golf balls having foam center with selective weight distribution


Multi-layered golf balls having a core made of a foamed polyurethane composition are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company


06/04/15
20150151181 

Adjustable golf training and teaching device for head and chin adjustment with stereo view of golf ball


A portable, adjustable golf training and teaching device when attached to the golfers hat, assists in head, chin, spine and eye adjustment. The present invention can be adjusted in the address or set-up position to allow the players shoulders to rotate freely under the chin unrestricted, also maximizes the shoulder rotation during the backswing.

06/04/15
20150151168 

Golf ball with material-filled grooves


A golf ball may include an inner core layer and an outer cover layer disposed radially outward of the inner core layer. The outer cover layer may be formed of an outer cover layer material having one or more grooves extending radially inward from an outer surface of the outer cover layer.
Nike, Inc.


06/04/15
20150151167 

Golf ball with material-filled grooves


A golf ball may include an inner core layer and an outer cover layer disposed radially outward of the inner core layer. The outer cover layer may be formed of an outer cover layer material having one or more grooves extending radially inward from an outer surface of the outer cover layer.
Nike, Inc.


06/04/15
20150151166 

Low compression golf balls having layers made from plasticized thermoplastic materials


Low compression, multi-piece golf balls containing a solid core and two or three-layered cover assemblies are provided. Preferably, the ball has a compression of less than 60 and more preferably less than 50.
Acushnet Company


06/04/15
20150151165 

Golf balls having at least one layer formed from a plasticized acid copolymer composition


The present invention is directed to multi-layer golf balls including a layer formed from a relatively soft or low modulus hnp composition and a layer formed from a relatively hard or high modulus hnp composition. Optionally, the soft (or low modulus) hnp composition and/or the hard (or high modulus) hnp composition is plasticized or is replaced with a different plasticized acid copolymer composition..
Acushnet Company


06/04/15
20150151164 

Golf ball having reduced surface hardness


golf ball comprising a core comprising: an untreated region extending radially from a geometric center a distance dutr, a treated region disposed about the untreated region and extending inward from an outer surface a depth dtr; and an intermediate untreated region disposed about the untreated region and adjacent the treated region. The treated region is exposed to and comprises a fatty acid and/or fatty acid salt composition, and has a first hardness.
Acushnet Company


05/28/15
20150148150 

Golf ball having specific spin, moment of inertia, lift, and drag relationship


golf ball with a novel combination of spin rate, lift coefficient, drag coefficients, and optionally moment of inertia: a golf ball with a low spin rate, a high lift coefficient, a low drag coefficient, and optionally a high moment of inertia; and a golf ball with a high spin rate, a low lift coefficient, a low drag coefficient, and optionally a low moment of inertia.. .
Acushnet Company


05/28/15
20150148144 

Golf putt training aid


A golf putting aid is provided. The golf putting aid includes a body, a first arm, and a second arm.

05/28/15
20150148143 

Golf training aid apparatus and using the same


A golf training aid apparatus and a method of using the same, that assists golfers in identifying, understanding, and implementing proper body and golf club positioning so as to consistently hit a golf ball accurately, with extended distance, and with a proper golf swing. The golf swing training device includes a body attaching element, a plate that is fastenable to the body attaching element which includes at least one opening therein and a connecting element that is connectable to the plate and includes a fitting for mating with a head of the golf club by encompassing part of the head the golf club..

05/28/15
20150144258 

Golf ball with aggregated layer core and making


A golf ball is provided capable of having various characteristics based on having an aggregated layer core. The golf ball includes an inner core, an outer shell enclosing the inner core, and an intermediate core enclosing the inner core.
Nike, Inc.


05/21/15
20150141170 

Multi-layer golf ball


A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere.
Nike, Inc.


05/21/15
20150141169 

Multi-layer golf ball


A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere.
Nike, Inc.


05/21/15
20150141168 

Multi-layer golf ball


Multi-layer golf balls having a relatively hard outer core surrounding a relatively soft, low compression inner core are provided. The inner core generally has a compression of less than 70.
Acushnet Company


05/21/15
20150141167 

Dual core golf ball having negative-hardness-gradient thermoplastic inner core and steep positive-hardness-gradient thermoset outer core layer


A golf ball comprising an inner core layer including a thermoplastic material and having a geometric center hardness less than the surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient. An outer core layer is formed over the inner core.
Acushnet Company


05/21/15
20150141166 

Golf balls having a foam center


Large diameter golf balls having a foam core are provided.. .
Acushnet Company


05/21/15
20150141165 

Multi-layer golf ball


A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere.
Nike, Inc.


05/21/15
20150140157 

Mold plate and molding golf ball core


A mold for manufacturing hemispherical sections for a golf ball includes a mold plate and a movable insert. The mold plate includes a first surface.
Nike, Inc.


05/14/15
20150133238 

Multi-layer core golf ball


A golf ball comprising a core and a cover, wherein the core consists of: a solid inner core layer formed from a transparent or plasticized polyamide composition and having a diameter of 1.10 inch or less and a center shore c hardness (hcenter) of 50 or less, one or more optional intermediate core layers, and an outer core layer formed from at least one of a thermoset rubber composition and a thermoplastic composition and having a thickness of 0.200 inches or greater and an outer surface shore c hardness (houter surface) of 70 or greater, wherein houter surface >hcenter, and houter surface−hcenter≧40. In another embodiment, the center shore c hardness (hcenter) is 40 or less, the outer surface shore c hardness (houter surface) is 85 or greater, and houter surface−hcenter≧45.

05/14/15
20150133237 

Golf ball with softer feel and higher iron spin


Wherein the inner cover layer has a material shore d hardness that is at least 3 less than the material shore d hardness of the outer cover layer, and the inner cover layer has a thickness of less than 0.050 in.. .

05/14/15
20150133236 

Multi-layer golf ball


A multi-layer golf ball includes a core having an outer surface, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover layer surrounding the intermediate layer, which defines an outermost portion of the ball. The outer surface of the core includes a plurality of polygonal protrusions aligned on a common sphere and a plurality of grooves that extend radially inward from the sphere and respectively separate and define each of the polygonal protrusions.

05/14/15
20150133235 

Golf balls including dense high acid ionomers


Golf balls having one or more structural components that include a highly neutralized acid polymer with a high acid content and a uniformly increased density. The core of the golf ball may be made up of the highly neutralized acid polymer.

05/14/15
20150133233 

Golf club head with flexure


A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball..



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