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 Injection molded golf ball layer with improved durability & methods of making same patent thumbnailnew patent Injection molded golf ball layer with improved durability & methods of making same
The present invention is directed to a golf ball layer formed from an injection molding process using a retractable pin injection mold. The injection molding process includes retracting pins beyond the molding surface of the mold at the end of the injection cycle to form surface protrusions at the various pin locations and removing the protrusions in a post molding process.
Acushnet Company


 Golf club head with flexure patent thumbnailnew patent 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


 Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features patent thumbnailnew patent Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole that has a plurality of troughs within the channel to help improve the efficiency of the impact with a golf ball.. .
Nike, Inc.


 Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features patent thumbnailnew patent Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face member with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a flange that comprises a portion of the crown. The flange being made of at least two members that are made of different materials, where a second material has a lower modulus of elasticity than the first material.
Nike, Inc.


 Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads patent thumbnailnew patent Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads
An iron-type golf club head includes a ball striking face and a rear weight member that are engaged through one or more resilient members with a connection structure that creates a mass-damping effect at impact with a golf ball.. .
Nike, Inc.


 Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads patent thumbnailnew patent Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads
An iron-type golf club head includes a ball striking face and a rear weight member that are engaged through one or more resilient members with a connection structure that creates a mass-damping effect at impact with a golf ball.. .
Nike, Inc.


 Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features patent thumbnailnew patent Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole the sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces. The elongated channel is made of a plurality of materials such that the materials making up the elongated channel have a lower modulus of elasticity than the modulus of elasticity of the material remainder of the sole.
Nike, Inc.


 Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features patent thumbnailnew patent Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features
A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole is made of a plurality of materials where one material has a lower modulus of elasticity than the remainder of the sole. The sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and may be made entirely or partially from a material with a lower modulus of material than the remainder of the sole.
Nike, Inc.


 Methods for making golf ball covers based on liquid ethylene-propylene diene copolymer rubbers and resulting balls patent thumbnailnew patent Methods for making golf ball covers based on liquid ethylene-propylene diene copolymer rubbers and resulting balls
Methods for making multi-piece golf balls comprising at least one component made of ethylene-propylene diene copolymer (epdm) rubber and the resulting balls are provided. The multi-piece golf ball includes a cover, preferably a dual-cover having inner and outer cover layers.
Acushnet Company


 Polyester-based thermoplastic elastomers containing plasticizers for making golf balls patent thumbnailnew patent Polyester-based thermoplastic elastomers containing plasticizers for making golf balls
Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyester composition containing a polyester thermoplastic elastomer and plasticizer are provided. The plasticizers help reduce the glass transition temperature (tg) of the composition and various plasticizers may be used.
Acushnet Company


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Multilayer golf ball

Multilayer golf balls comprising a thermoplastic or thermoset cover disposed about four or more thermoplastic layers are disclosed.. .
Acushnet Company

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Non-conforming golf balls

Golf balls having an initial velocity greater than 255 ft/sec and/or an overall distance of greater than 320 yards are disclosed. The golf balls comprise one or more core layers, one or more cover layers, and optionally one or more intermediate layers disposed between the core and the cover.
Acushnet Company

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Cores made from thermoset and plasticized thermoplastic materials for golf balls

Multi-layered golf balls containing a two or three-layered core assembly are provided. In one embodiment, the core assembly includes an inner core (center) comprising a thermoset composition, an intermediate core layer; and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company

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Golf ball incorporating ultra violet light resistant and light stable layer(s) and making

A golf ball comprising a layer formed from at least one of a thermoset material or a thermoplastic material throughout; the layer having a treated region and an untreated region; the treated region extending inward from an outer surface of the layer and comprising a uv resistance composition; and the untreated region not comprising the uv resistance composition. For example, the treated region may be infused with the uv resistance composition.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

In a golf ball having a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer, some or all of the surface of at least one such layer of the ball is treated with a treatment solution. The treatment solution is made of (a) a polyolefin-based thermoplastic resin and (b) at least one solvent selected from the group consisting of water, ammonia water and organic solvents, and is obtained by dissolving or finely dispersing resin solids of component a in the solvent of component b.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf putting practice system

The present application includes a system and method of improving a player's putting game. The system includes a target having a plurality of different sized holes adjacent its lower surface and configured to permit the passage of a rolling golf ball through the target.

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls having a multi-layered cover with a thermoplastic inner cover layer

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. In one version, a six-piece ball having a three-layered core and three-layered cover is formed.
Acushnet Company

Blends of polyamide and acid anhydride-modified polyolefins for use in golf balls

Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of polyamide/acid anhydride-modified polyolefin blended compositions are provided. Preferably, a transparent polyamide is used.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns with surface texture for golf balls

The present invention provides a golf ball having an outer surface comprising a plurality of dimples covering greater than 70 percent of the outer surface, wherein at least 20 percent of the dimples incorporate directional surface texturing therein. The directional surface texturing preferably comprises substantially parallel channels or protrusions formed within the dimples..
Acushnet Company

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

Low-bouncing buffer net and golf target using the same

A low-bouncing buffer net includes a net material, a net frame and a buffering material. The net frame is used for supporting the net material.
Jetstron Technologies Co., Ltd.

Look & watching side swing putter

Provided is a putter in golf clubs for use in swinging and putting beside a golf ball while looking at front and keep watching the moving trace of the golf ball, which is titled as a look & watching side swing putter by which a golfer stands at the same point of place where he examined the green grass state and the distance previously, and practices swings while checking the estimated imaginary putting line of the golf ball, and executes putting of the golf ball on the side thereof like bowling while keep watching the golf ball, thereby reducing the putting errors or strokes to wrong directions due to the differences in views direction depending on putting posture and improving straight-line movement of the golf ball at putting.. .

Golf ball with deposited layer

A golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding.
Nike, Inc.

Multi-layer core golf ball

Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core has a very high positive hardness gradient and comprises at least three layers, including at least one thermoset layer and at least one thermoplastic layer..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball with soft feel

Wherein the core has a pga compression of less than 70, and the core/inner mantle layer/intermediate mantle layer combined construct has a pga compression of at least 30.. .

Golf ball

A golf ball according to the present invention includes a spherical core, a cover member including at least one layer that covers the core, and at least one coating layer that covers the cover member constituting an outermost layer. A plurality of dimples are formed in the cover member constituting the outermost layer.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

Golf balls including at least one modified dimple group are disclosed. The modified dimple group comprises one or more modified dimples forming an axially symmetric pattern about a correction area centroid located on an axis of symmetry at a latitude greater than 0°, where 0° represents the hemispherical pole and 90° represents the equator.
Acushnet Company

Golf balls incorporating hnp ionomers based on highly diverse mixtures of organic acids

golf ball incorporating an hnp composition consisting of a mixture of: at least one ethylene acid copolymer; sufficient amount of cation source to neutralize greater than about 100% of all acid groups present; and a highly diverse mixture of at least four organic acids having different characteristics such as relating to: carbon chain lengths, number of double bonds on carbon chains, positioning of double bonds on carbon chains, number of branches, types of branches, positioning of branches on carbon chains, positioning of acid groups on carbon chains, configurations(cis/trans), functional groups on carbon chains, being saturated/unsaturated, being conjugated/non-conjugated; presence/absence of functional group(s) on carbon chain; being aliphatic/aromatic, or combinations thereof. No organic acid is present in highly diverse mixture in a concentration greater than 80%, or, in some embodiments, greater than 60%, or greater than 40%.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball layer incorporating inhomogeneous materials

A golf ball of the present invention comprises a core of one or more layers and a cover of one or more layers surrounding the core. At least one of the core layers is comprised of a surface region.
Achusnet Company

Polyamide compositions containing plasticizers for use in making golf balls

Multi-layered golf balls having at least one layer made of a polyamide composition containing a polyamide polymer and plasticizer are provided. The plasticizers help reduce the glass transition temperature (tg) of the composition and various plasticizers may be used.
Acushnet Company

Electronic personal golf training system

A personal golf training system that has a smart golf ball and a smart golf club that provide wireless signals to a personal, mobile computing device regarding parameters of the golf club and golf ball that are interpreted algorithmically by a software application. The interpretations (results) are stored and visually displayed on the mobile computing device for the golfer in training.

Golf balls having a multi-layered core with a thermoset rubber center

Golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material and preferably has a positive hardness gradient.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball having surface divided by triangular concave sectors

In a golf ball having a surface divided by triangular concave sectors, an area of a surface of a sphere is divided into a plurality of areas forming spherical polyhedron and a plurality of dimples are formed for each of the plurality of areas. A triangular concave sector is formed by continuously forming a plurality of triangular concave on each arc along great circles dividing the surface of the sphere into the plurality of areas.
Volvik Inc.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots and on iron shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, and a cover, wherein a difference (hx+1−hx−1) between a hardness (hx+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (hx−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in shore c hardness, a surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is more than 65 in shore c hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, a thickness of the cover is 3 mm or less, a difference (hc−hx+y) between a hardness (hc) of the cover and the surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is 2 or more in shore c hardness, and the cover has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, an intermediate layer and and a cover, wherein a difference (hx+1−hx−1) between a hardness (hx+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (hx−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in shore c hardness, a surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is more than 70 in shore c hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, the intermediate layer has a material hardness (hm) ranging from 65 to 80 in shore d hardness, and the intermediate layer has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, wherein a difference (hx+1−hx−1) between a hardness (hx+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (hx−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in shore c hardness, a surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is more than 65 in shore c hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, a total thickness of a thickness (tm) of the intermediate layer and a thickness (tc) of the cover is 3 mm or less, and the cover has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great distance on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core including an inner layer and an outer layer, wherein a difference (hx+1−hx−1) between a hardness (hx+1) at a point outwardly away in a radial direction from a boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm and a hardness (hx−1) at a point inwardly away in the radial direction from the boundary between the inner layer and the outer layer of the spherical core by 1 mm is 0 or more in shore c hardness, a surface hardness (hx+y) of the spherical core is more than 70 in shore c hardness, an angle α of a hardness gradient of the inner layer is 0° or more, a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more, and the intermediate layer has a highest hardness among the constituent members of the golf ball..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Systems and methods to track a golf ball to and on a putting green

Systems, methods and media to track a golf ball to and on a green are provided. In an example embodiment, a method comprises arranging golf ball tracking components including a 3-d tracking doppler radar, and at least one camera adjacent the green, and connecting a processor with signal sampling capability to the tracking components.
Edh Us Llc

Golf ball spin axis measurement

Systems, methods and media are provided for golf ball spin axis measurement. In one example, a method comprises detecting a launched golf ball, receiving reflected doppler signals from the golf ball by a radar device having an array of multiple receiver pairs, demodulating the spin-induced signals from the received signals, determining a time delay between the demodulated signals for the receiver pairs in the array, calculating an average time delay for the multiple receiver pairs, calculating a spin axis of the golf ball from the time delay values, outputting a spin axis value to an external system, and storing the spin axis value in a database..

Apparatus and catching a golf ball

An apparatus and method for catching a golf ball is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a compact golf ball catching apparatus having a first energy absorbing layer located at a frontal portion of the apparatus, a second energy absorbing layer located at a rear portion of the apparatus, and a frame adapted to connect the first and second energy absorbing layer as well as provide structural integrity to the first energy absorbing layer; wherein the first energy absorbing layer slows down the speed of a golf ball as it enters and penetrates the apparatus and hinders the golf ball's ability from exiting the apparatus post impact..

Golf training and practice aid that is designed for chipping, pitching, and full shots

Embodiments are directed to a golf training/practice aid designed for chipping, pitching, and taking full shots. The golf aid is comprised of a frame and a plurality of windows defined within the frame.

Multi-layer core golf ball

Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises a zero or negative hardness gradient center that, optionally, is hard relative to an intermediate core layer..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball with polyalkenamer blend

At least one of the mantle layers comprises a blend composition of a lithium-catalyzed polybutadiene rubber and a polyalkenamer.. .

Golf ball

An ultra-low compression three-piece golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a pga compression less than 30.
Callaway Golf Company

Golf balls having a foam center

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

Golf ball with indicia printed under topcoat

A golf ball is provided that may include one or more structural layers, including an outermost structural layer having an outer surface. The ball may also include a primer coating applied to the entire outer surface of the outermost structural layer.
Nike, Inc.

Golf ball having discontinuous annular dimples

A golf ball in which a surface of a sphere is divided into a plurality of spherical polyhedrons and dimples are formed in each divided surface. A discontinuous annular dimple is formed over two or more of the dimples.
Volvik Inc.

Ball, in particular a golf ball, and an electronic device able to communicate with the ball

A golf ball (10) with an outer casing (11) has an electronic device (20) housed in a plastic core (12, 13), comprising at least one receiver (21), a microelectronic device (22) for evaluating and forwarding the received signals and a transmitter and/or receiver (23). The transmitter or receiver (23) can communicate with a separate electronic device worn by the user (30).

Golf practice tent

A golf practice tent having a ceiling, a floor and an open face for accepting golf balls that have been launched into the tent; a rigid frame structure at least partially external to the tent that provides structural support for the tent; and a planar net coupled to the ceiling of the tent and separated from a rear panel of the tent, such that the net hangs loosely from the ceiling and extends towards the floor, wherein the net is placed behind the open face such that golf balls that have been launched into the tent contact the net.. .

Swing training device

A swing training system which includes a light-reactive surface, and a training device having a light source capable of striking the light-reactive surface and creating a temporary visual representation of the path of the light over the surface. The device can include multiple light sources, which according to the arrangement of the illuminated paths on the surface indicate if the proper alignment was achieved during a swing.
Glow Right Golf, Llc

Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

A golf ball comprising a core and a cover layer, wherein at least one of the core or cover layer comprises a plasticized polyurethane composition comprising at least one polyurethane and at least one plasticizer.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

A golf ball comprising a core and a cover layer, wherein at least one of the core or cover layer comprises a plasticized polyurethane composition comprising at least one polyurethane and at least one plasticizer.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

A golf ball comprising a core and a cover layer, wherein at least one of the core or cover layer comprises a plasticized polyurethane composition comprising at least one polyurethane and at least one plasticizer.. .
Acushnet Company

Golf ball resin composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a material for obtaining a golf ball having excellent shot feeling and flight distance. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition having a ratio (flexural elastic modulus/slab hardness) of a flexural elastic modulus (mpa) to a slab hardness (shore d hardness) in a range from 3 to 5, and containing, as a resin component, (a) a polyamide resin, (b) at least one selected from the group consisting of (b-1) a binary copolymer, (b-2) a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer, (b-3) a ternary copolymer and (b-4) a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer, and (c) a thermoplastic elastomer..
Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent shot feeling and flight distance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core, a first resin layer and a second resin layer, wherein the first resin layer is formed from a first resin composition containing (a) a polyamide resin, (b) a copolymer and/or a metal ion-neutralized product thereof, and (c) a thermoplastic elastomer, and having a ratio (flexural elastic modulus/slab hardness) of a flexural elastic modulus (mpa) to a slab hardness (shore d hardness) in a range from 3 to 5; and the second resin layer is formed from a second resin composition containing (d) a polyamide resin, and (e) a copolymer and/or a metal ion-neutralized product thereof..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Process for designing rugged pattern on golf ball surface

A golf ball has, on a surface thereof, a rugged pattern composed of a land and a large number of dimples. A method for designing the rugged pattern includes the steps of: (1) assuming a large number of circles on a surface of a phantom sphere; (2) assuming a large number of generating points 16 based on positions of the large number of circles; (3) assuming a large number of voronoi regions 18 on the surface of the phantom sphere by a voronoi tessellation based on the large number of generating points 16; and (4) assigning a dimple and a land to the surface of the phantom sphere based on contours of the large number of voronoi regions 18..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.



Golf Ball topics:
  • Magnetic Material
  • Hydrophobic Coating
  • Tetrafluoro
  • Superhydrophobic Coating
  • Polyhedron
  • Simulation
  • Carboxylic Acid
  • Elastomeric Material
  • Acid Anhydride
  • Fatty Acid Amide
  • Fatty Acid
  • Heterogeneous
  • Tracking System
  • Ion Source
  • Carbon Fiber


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