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Date/App# patent app List of recent Golf Ball-related patents
06/23/16
20160177120 
 Resin composition for golf balls patent thumbnailnew patent Resin composition for golf balls
A golf ball resin composition includes (a) (i) an olefin-c3-8 α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer or a metal neutralization product thereof and/or (ii) an olefin-c3-8 α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid-c3-8 α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester terpolymer or a metal neutralization product thereof; (b) isocyanuric acid or a haloisocyanuric acid; and (c) a fatty acid or a fatty acid metal salt. When this resin composition is used as a cover material, the paint film adhesion between the cover material and various types of paint, including urethane-based paints, is excellent, enabling various properties of the golf ball to be improved..

06/23/16
20160175679 
 Golf chipping training kit patent thumbnailnew patent Golf chipping training kit
A golf chipping training kit that is inexpensive to produce, is easy to transport, and which provides all items necessary for a user to practice or receive training on their golf chip shots aside from the user's golf clubs is provided, which may be used by the user to practice their golf chip shots on their own or to receiving training on their golf chip shots from an instructor. The preferred embodiment of the golf chipping training kit includes a storage bag for storing the items of the kit, a plurality of golf balls, and an adjustable target..

06/23/16
20160175672 
 Golf tee with support prongs patent thumbnailnew patent Golf tee with support prongs
A golf tee includes: an elongate shaft having opposed upper and lower ends, the lower end configured to be inserted into an underlying surface; and a support cup that is configured to support a golf ball from beneath and that merges with the shaft. The support cup has a base portion and further includes at least three arcuate support prongs projecting upwardly from the base portion.

06/23/16
20160175669 
 Grip aid for golf club patent thumbnailnew patent Grip aid for golf club
If this grip aid is used, the grip aid body may be easily mounted to the golf club grip by using the first guide member, and a gripping posture of the hand gripping the grip aid body may be consistently maintained while swinging the golf club, thereby improving accuracy of swinging and increasing a driving distance of a golf ball.. .

06/23/16
20160175665 
 Self-balancing golf club with rearward leaning shaft patent thumbnailnew patent Self-balancing golf club with rearward leaning shaft
A self-balancing golf club with rearward lean. The self-balancing golf putter includes a club head.

06/23/16
20160175664 
 Method of making a golf ball core patent thumbnailnew patent Method of making a golf ball core
A method and system for making a golf ball core is disclosed. The method may generally include forming a golf ball core out of a raw core material.

06/23/16
20160175663 
 Golf ball and  manufacture patent thumbnailnew patent Golf ball and manufacture
In a golf ball having a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer, at least one core or cover layer contains a butyl rubber ionomer. A method of manufacturing golf balls having a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer includes the steps of preparing a treatment solution of butyl rubber ionomer dissolved in a solvent, applying the treatment solution to at least one layer of the golf ball, and covering the treated layer with, as an outer layer adjoining thereto, a rubber layer, a resin layer or a paint layer.

06/23/16
20160175662 
 Multi-layer golf ball patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-layer golf ball
Multi-layer golf balls comprising a single- or dual-layer core, an intermediate layer, and an outer cover layer are disclosed. The intermediate layer is formed from a highly neutralized polymer composition and has a surface hardness which is greater than the center hardness of the core and less than the outer surface hardness of the core.

06/23/16
20160175661 
 Multi-piece solid golf ball patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-piece solid golf ball
Multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer encasing the core, an intermediate layer encasing the envelope layer, and an outermost layer encasing the intermediate layer, the envelope layer-encased sphere, the intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the core surface and center satisfy specific relationships.. .

06/23/16
20160175660 
 Multi-piece solid golf ball patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-piece solid golf ball
In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, a cover and an intermediate layer therebetween, the core, an intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship. Also, the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the surface and center of the core satisfy specific relationships.

06/23/16
20160175659 
new patent

Golf ball compositions


Disclosed herein are heterogeneous golf ball compositions comprising a matrix formed from a thermosetting or thermoplastic polymer composition and discrete particles dispersed within the matrix, and to the use of such heterogeneous compositions to form at least one core layer in multi-layer core golf balls.. .

06/23/16
20160175658 
new patent

Golf ball dimple profile


golf ball dimples having a cross-sectional profile shape defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions are disclosed.. .

06/23/16
20160175657 
new patent

Golf ball dimple profile


golf ball dimples having a cross-sectional profile shape defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions are disclosed.. .

06/23/16
20160175656 
new patent

Golf ball dimple profile


golf ball dimples having a cross-sectional profile shape defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions are disclosed.. .

06/16/16
20160173739 

Portable launch monitor


A launch monitor system and method for measuring flight characteristics of a golf ball are disclosed. The launch monitor system comprises a support structure, a smart device positioned to capture one or more images of the golf ball, a flash source, and an application configured to execute on the smart device.
Acushnet Company


06/16/16
20160166911 

Golf swing self evaluation kit and method


The kit includes an elongated stick designed to extend longitudinally over the golfer's two shoulders and a golf ball elevational tool that includes a clip that attaches to the front edge of the brim on a hat or visor worn by the golfer. Attached to the clip is a length adjustable, lightweight string that attaches to a regulation size golf ball.

06/16/16
20160166898 

Golf tee


The present invention provides golf tees that are configured to exert minimal resistance or friction on a golf ball, thereby allowing the golf ball to travel further. The tees of the invention are also less subject to deformation or breakage and are configured to embed in the ground in front of the tee-off rather than bounce in a random direction..

06/16/16
20160166895 

Golf club with insert.


A golf club with an insert located in an ideal position to strike a golf ball. The head of the golf club and the insert have a built-in locking mechanism such that the insert is removable; the golfer can replace it with an insert of a different material, thereby changing the “feel” of the golf club through changes in the hardness/softness and density of the material from which the insert is made.

06/16/16
20160166889 

Golf ball carrying and alignment tool


A golf ball carrying and alignment tool includes an elongated member having a generally circular aperture disposed along the bottom end. A slit traverses the bottom end and engages the aperture.
Sandgroup International Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166888 

Golf ball and manufacturing same


The present invention relates to a golf ball and a method for manufacturing same and may provide a golf ball having improved hitting sensation and the flight distance by applying an existing manufacturing process without changes even while changing the material for the golf ball or even by applying a shortened manufacturing process.. .
Qingdao Fantom Golf Co., Ltd


06/16/16
20160166887 

Golf ball


golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layers, the core being formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition including a base rubber, an organic peroxide, and water and/or a metal monocarboxylate. Defining the tan δ slope as (tan δ10−tan δ1)/(10%−1%), where tan δ1 and tan δ10 are the loss tangents at dynamic strains of, respectively, 1% and 10% when the loss tangents of the core center and the core surface are measured at −12° c.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166886 

Golf ball incorporating tie layer between differing adjacent layers


A golf ball having improved adhesion comprising: a core; a first layer surrounding the core; a tie layer surrounding at least a portion of an outer surface of the first layer and consisting of a mixture of a polyfunctional aziridine compound and a solvent; and a second layer that is different than the first layer formed about the tie layer. The first layer may consist of a non-urethane composition whereas the second layer consists of at least one urethane composition.
Acushnet Company


06/16/16
20160166885 

Carboxylic branched chain-cutting agent for golf ball-covering ionomer resin, golf ball coating composition, and manufacturing golf ball


The present invention relates to a carboxylic branched chain-cutting agent for a golf ball-covering ionomer resin, a golf ball coating composition, and a method for manufacturing a golf ball. The present invention can provide a coating composition containing within an appropriate range, a specific compound for use as a carboxylic branched chain-cutting agent for a golf ball-covering ionomer resin, and thus can provide a golf ball on which a bridge is formed between a golf ball covering resin and a coating resin.
Qingdao Fantom Golf Co., Ltd


06/16/16
20160166884 

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


06/16/16
20160165977 

Securing systems for gloves or other objects


Apparel, sporting equipment, and other items include magnetic securing systems (e.g., for holding a ball marker on a golf glove. Housings for such systems include a mount area defining a base surface that includes a magnet or is made from a magnetic material.
Nike, Inc.


06/09/16
20160158626 

System for collecting data for golf


A system (1) for collecting data for golf, includes: a first detection system (11) which includes a portable sensor (15, 37) and is suitable for generating a first determination signal (19, 41) representing a time likely to correspond to the hitting of a golf ball; a second detection system (12) for determining whether a sound is likely to correspond to the hitting of a golf ball (4) by a golf club (3) used by a golfer (2), and for generating a second determination signal (25) representing a time that is likely to correspond to the hitting of a golf ball; a processing means (20) for receiving the first and second determination signals (19, 41, 25), comparing same, determining an event (27) of the golf club (3) hitting a golf ball (4) in the event of a positive result from the comparison, and storing the event (27) in a memory unit (28).. .
Ul Invest S.à.r.l.


06/09/16
20160158611 

Putter face insert


A face insert comprising a planar member composed of a rigid material such as plastic or metal and a polymeric backing is disclosed herein. The planar member, which makes contact with a golf ball during use, includes a plurality of geometrically-shaped holes, each of which comprises a perimeter edge that has a variable radius to further optimize performance of the face insert.
Callaway Golf Company


06/09/16
20160158605 

Color golf ball constructions having at least one contrasting and distinct color appearance formed in a surface


A golf ball of the invention has an overall color appearance formed from the following steps. A cover material for forming a golf ball cover is provided having a first color appearance that contributes to the overall color appearance.
Acushnet Company


06/02/16
20160151681 

Short game analysis system


The present invention generally relates to lightweight, portable robot for analyzing golf balls for short game performance attributes. The preferred robot is specifically designed to be lightweight and portable and to be able to hit a golf ball off of the ground or a mat that simulates the ground such that realistic short game performance of clubs and balls can be evaluated..
Acushnet Company


06/02/16
20160151680 

Short game analysis system


The present invention generally relates to lightweight, portable robot for analyzing golf balls for short game performance attributes. The preferred robot is specifically designed to be lightweight and portable and to be able to hit a golf ball off of the ground or a mat that simulates the ground such that realistic short game performance can be evaluated..
Acushnet Company


06/02/16
20160151679 

Multi-piece solid golf ball


In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer, and a cover with a plurality of dimples formed thereon, the core is formed primarily of a base rubber, the envelope layer and the intermediate layer are formed primarily of synthetic resin materials, and the cover layer is formed primarily of a urethane material. The relationships between, respectively, the surface hardnesses of the envelope layer-encased sphere and the ball, the thicknesses of the intermediate layer and the cover layer, the deflections of the core and the ball, and the initial velocities of the core and various layer-encased spheres of the ball each satisfy specific conditions.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160151678 

Golf balls having foam centers with non-uniform core structures


Golf balls having a solid multi-layered core and a cover are provided. The ball contains an inner core made of a foam composition, an intermediate core layer, and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company


06/02/16
20160151677 

Multi-piece solid golf ball


In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer, and a cover with a plurality of dimples thereon, the core is a two-layer core consisting of an inner core layer and an outer core layer each formed primarily of a base rubber, the envelope layer, the intermediate layer and the cover layer are each composed of at least one layer and formed primarily of a synthetic resin material, and the initial velocities and surface hardnesses of the core, the envelope layer-encased sphere and the intermediate layer-encased sphere are designed within specific ranges. This golf ball satisfies at a very high level the flight and control performances expected for use by professional golfers and skilled amateurs, has the ability to move forward on a straight path particularly on full shots, and also has an excellent scuff resistance..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160151676 

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.


05/26/16
20160144261 

System and playing a golf game


A method for playing a recreational game on a golf course comprising placing a golf ball into a launching mechanism; propelling, via the launching mechanism, the golf ball towards a cup on the golf course; repeating, as necessary, the step of propelling until the golf ball reaches a location within a predetermined region surrounding the cup; advancing, via a free-standing putting mechanism, the golf ball from the location within the predetermined region towards the cup; repeating, as necessary, the step of advancing until the golf ball is advanced into the cup. A kit comprising a launching mechanism configured to propel a golf ball through the air over significant distances associated with drives and wedge shots; and a putting mechanism configured to advance the golf ball on the ground or through the air in an arced path over distances typically associated with putts and chip shots..

05/26/16
20160144251 

Systems and methods for determining optimum putting speed and angle


Systems and methods for calculating a path of a golf ball on a putting surface and for calculating an ideal putt direction and speed to cause a golf ball in an initial location on a putting surface to, when putted, enter a hole in a putting surface as described are significantly more computationally efficient and rapid. The efficiency allows implementation of the systems and methods with lower-powered computing devices, including mobile computing devices such as smart phones and the like..

05/26/16
20160144242 

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


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


05/26/16
20160144241 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing a low spin rate on driver shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover layer covering the spherical core, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof as a co-crosslinking agent, (c) a crosslinking initiator and (d) a carboxylic acid having a heterocyclic ring and/or a salt thereof, provided that the rubber composition further contains (e) a metal compound in case of containing only (b) the α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms as the co-crosslinking agent..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


05/19/16
20160136856 

Method of making a golf ball with lattice reinforced layer


Methods of making a golf ball that includes a lattice reinforced layer, which is a layer made of at least two materials with different properties, includes various injection and compression molding steps. In some embodiments, the lattice reinforced layer is manufactured using a shutoff molding technique so that the entire lattice reinforced layer is molded in the same mold.
Nike, Inc.


05/19/16
20160136532 

Disclub golf & phonefly: xphone with sfdpcc & dual-phone-watch pair smart flying disc phone for cloud computation


“let the bullet fly for a while, let the phone fly, phonefly!” the carrier of the phonefly xphone is the disclub golf. The next generation phonefly xphone is the dual-phone-watch pair having the flying capabilities and remote monitoring/watching capability.

05/19/16
20160136502 

Personalized stroke recognition algorithm


In a method, system, detection apparatus and computer program for recognizing a collision of a golf club with a golf ball, the recognition procedure is configured to be executed partly in a motion sensor of a detection device, partly in the processor unit of the detection device and a mobile information processing device. The most complex processing and computation steps are executed in the processor unit of the mobile information processing device.
Caddieon Inc.


05/19/16
20160136485 

Multi-layer golf ball with bladder core


The present disclosure is directed to a golf ball and a method for manufacturing a golf ball including a bladder core. In at least one embodiment, the bladder core includes an ethyl vinyl alcohol copolymer layer combined with multiple layers of thermoplastic polyurethane or other material to prevent leakage.
Nike, Inc.


05/19/16
20160136484 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing increased controllability on approach shots for less than 40 yards and showing excellent shot feeling. In the inventive golf ball, the paint film is formed from a curing type paint composition including: a base material containing a polyrotaxane, and a curing agent containing a polyisocyanate, and wherein the polyrotaxane has a cyclodextrin, a linear molecule included in a cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin in a manner of piercing through the cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and a blocking group located at both ends of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin, and at least a part of hydroxyl groups of the cyclodextrin is modified with a caprolactone chain via —o—c3h6—o— group..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


05/12/16
20160129319 

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


05/12/16
20160129316 

Golf balls having non-uniform core structures with metal-containing centers


Multi-piece golf balls having a solid core and cover are provided. The ball contains a small, heavy inner core and surrounding outer core layer.
Acushnet Company


05/12/16
20160129315 

Golf ball cores having foam center and polymeric 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


05/12/16
20160129314 

Golf ball dimples defined by superposed curves


The present invention is a golf ball which comprises dimples having a cross-sectional shape defined by the superposition of a weighted profile and one or more additional profiles, and a method of making such dimples. The dimples preferably have a circular boundary and maintain an axis coincident with the center of the circular boundary..
Acushnet Company


05/05/16
20160121181 

Device and displaying and selling golf ball markers


A golf ball marker display device. At least one display face includes a plurality of reclined cavities that are cut into the display face.

05/05/16
20160121174 

Multi-layer core golf ball having opposing hardness gradient with steep gradient outer core layer


A golf ball comprising an inner core formed from a substantially homogenous composition such that the geometric center hardness is about 56 to 80 shore c. An outer core layer has an outer surface having hardness of about 85 to 98 shore c and an inner surface hardness of about 68 to 78 shore c and being formed from a second homogenous rubber composition.
Acushnet Company


05/05/16
20160121173 

Golf ball core with soft outer transition volume and negative hardness gradient


A golf ball includes a unitary core having an outer surface, a geometric center, and a soft transition region adjacent to the outer surface. The core is formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition.
Acushnet Company


05/05/16
20160121172 

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


04/28/16
20160114230 

Double action golf putter head


The present invention is directed to a double action golf putter head that when the putter strikes the golf ball the force causes a spring loaded weight to compress the forward spring in a secondary striking action to accelerate the forces against the golf ball along with an optional set of balance adjustment weights on the extensions on either side of the club head.. .

04/28/16
20160114224 

Golf ball fabrication method


A golf ball fabrication method comprises step a: providing a core; step b: spraying a thin resin film on the surface of the core to form a conductive layer; step c: vacuum-electroplating the surface of the core to form a glossy thin metallic film functioning as a reflective layer; and step d: encapsulating the glossy thin metallic film with a transparent resin layer in an injection-molding technology to form a transparent outer layer of the golf ball. The method can fabricate in a simple way a golf ball having a superior reflective effect and a long service life simultaneously..
Chromax Golf Company


04/28/16
20160114223 

Customizable golf ball and providing a customizable golf ball


The present disclosure is directed to a golf ball and a method for providing a golf ball that is customizable by a golfer to achieve a golfer's desired playing characteristics. The customizable golf ball includes multiple layers of customizable thermoplastic or thermoset materials in varying hardness levels that may be assembled by the golfer to achieve a desired feel in play.
Nike, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114222 

Method of making a golf ball with composite construction


A method and system is described for making a golf ball. The method comprises providing at least two or more dissimilar materials.
Acushnet Company


04/28/16
20160114220 

Golf ball compositions


Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a uv absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane..
Acushnet Company


04/28/16
20160114219 

Golf ball


A golf ball 2 has a large number of dimples 8 on a surface thereof. A trajectory of the golf ball 2 is divided into first to fourth segments.
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


04/28/16
20160114218 

Golf ball layers including very neutralized polymers and methods for making same


The present invention relates to golf balls having at least one layer formed from a very neutralized polymer composition. In particular, the compositions of the invention include at least one acid copolymer and a sufficient amount of cation source to neutralize about 70 percent to about 80 percent of the acid moieties.
Acushnet Company


04/28/16
20160114217 

Golf ball single layer core having a gradient quotient


Where g is the overall positive hardness gradient in shore c, t is the percent of trans-polybutadiene isomer at the core outer surface, and cor is the coefficient of restitution measured at an incoming velocity of 125 ft/s.. .

04/28/16
20160114216 

Golf ball layers produced using crosslinked highly-neutralized polymer materials


The invention relates to golf balls having at least one layer formed from a highly-neutralized polymer material that has been crosslinked. In particular, the compositions of the invention include a highly-neutralized polymer, at least one crosslinking initiator, and at least one coagent.
Acushnet Company


04/28/16
20160114215 

Golf ball layers including very neutralized polymers and methods for making same


The present invention relates to golf balls having at least one layer formed from a very neutralized polymer composition. In particular, the compositions of the invention include at least one acid copolymer and a sufficient amount of cation source to neutralize about 70 percent to about 80 percent of the acid moieties.
Acushnet Company


04/21/16
20160107048 

Metal wood club


A golf club head is provided having a body and a face, with a slot in a perimeter region of the body of the club head adjacent the face. The slot increases the flex of the hitting surface on impact with a golf ball, thereby increasing the speed with which the ball rebounds off the hitting face and increases the overall distance the ball is hit.

04/21/16
20160107044 

Thermoplastic dual core having a negative gradient inner core and a negative gradient outer core


A golf ball includes an inner core layer and an outer core layer. The inner core layer is formed from a first thermoplastic material and has a geometric center hardness that is greater than its surface hardness to define a first negative hardness gradient.

04/21/16
20160107043 

Thermoplastic dual core having a positive gradient inner core and a negative gradient outer core


A golf ball includes an inner core layer formed from a first thermoplastic material and having a geometric center hardness less than a surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient. An outer core layer is disposed about the inner core and is formed from a second thermoplastic material.

04/21/16
20160107042 

Thermoplastic dual core having positive hardness gradient inner and outer core layers


A golf ball includes an inner core layer including a thermoplastic highly-neutralized ionomer formed from a copolymer of ethylene and an α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid, an organic acid or salt thereof, and sufficient cation source to neutralize the acid groups of the copolymer by 80% or greater. The inner core has a geometric center hardness and a surface hardness to define a first positive hardness gradient having a first slope, s1.

04/21/16
20160107041 

Multi-layer core golf ball


Low compression golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises at least three layers, including at least one thermoset layer and at least one thermoplastic layer..

04/21/16
20160107040 

Thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball


A thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball has a thermoplastic core center with first flexural modulus and diameter from about 21-29 mm; a thermoplastic core layer radially outward with second flexural modulus; and a thermoplastic cover radially outward with third flexural modulus of up to about 5,000-6000. The second flexural modulus is greater than the third flexural modulus.

04/21/16
20160107039 

Thermoplastic dual core having a negative gradient inner core and a positive gradient outer core


A golf ball including a thermoplastic inner core layer that has a geometric center hardness greater than its surface hardness to define a negative hardness gradient. An outer core layer is disposed about the inner core and is formed from a thermoplastic material and has an inner surface hardness substantially less than its outer surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient.

04/21/16
20160107038 

Golf ball multilayer core having a gradient quotient


Where g is the overall positive hardness gradient in shore c, t is the percent of trans-polybutadiene isomer at the core outer surface, and cor is the coefficient of restitution measured at an incoming velocity of 125 ft/s.. .

04/21/16
20160107037 

Golf balls and methods to manufacture golf balls


Embodiments of golf balls and methods to manufacture golf balls are generally described herein. In one example, a golf ball may include a plurality of round dimples and a plurality of non-round dimples.

04/21/16
20160107036 

Golf ball dimple profile


The present invention concerns a golf ball having dimples with a cross-sectional profile comprising a conical top portion and a non-conical bottom portion. More particularly, the profiles of the present invention are defined by three independent parameters: dimple diameter (dd), edge angle (Φedge), and saucer ratio (sr).

04/14/16
20160101328 

Golf club head with flexure


A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The face is configured to provide varying stiffness while minimizing the change in thickness across the face.

04/14/16
20160101325 

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.

04/14/16
20160101324 

Golf ball incorporating an innermost hollow portion


golf ball incorporating: spherical or aspherical innermost hollow portion; shell layer, one or more outer core layers, and at least one cover layer. Shell layer has outer surface hardness greater than inner surface hardness by up to about 7 shore c to define first hardness gradient.

04/07/16
20160096093 

Projectile and throwing apparatus and game for projectile throwing


An improved projectile throwing apparatus is described comprising a handle, an elongate shaft, and a throwing head for throwing a projectile, such as a golf ball. The throwing head may be interchangeable with golf shafts of varied lengths, with lacrosse shafts, or other shafts to achieve accurate, long distance golf ball throws.

04/07/16
20160096087 

A golf putter


The invention provides a golf putter comprising a putter head. The putter head has a substantially arcuate base and a striking surface that has no loft angle relative to the ground engaging surface.
Star Globe Pty Ltd.


04/07/16
20160096079 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing improved durability by improving adhesion to a constituent member comprising a polyurethane in the golf ball. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a center and n envelope layers (n is a natural number of 1 or more) covering the center, wherein at least one envelope layer is a polyurethane envelope layer comprising a polyurethane as a principal component, and the polyurethane envelope layer and a constituent member adjacent to the polyurethane envelope layer are adhered with an adhesive resin composition, and wherein the adhesive resin composition comprises a base material including a urethane polyol and an epoxy resin, and a curing agent including a polyamine compound, and a content of the urethane polyol in the base material is 5 mass % or more and less than 40 mass %..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.


04/07/16
20160096078 

Golf ball incorporating an innermost hollow portion


golf ball incorporating a hollow innermost portion that is spherical or aspherical, and a shell layer that is at least partially non-continuous, having a plurality of hollow spaces therein that extend from the inner surface to an outer surface of the shell layer and are symmetrically spaced within the shell layer, wherein the non-continuous shell layer has a first hardness gradient from shell layer inner surface to outer surface of up to about 7 shore c. An outer core layer has a second hardness gradient and is formed about the outer surface and within the plurality of hollow spaces.
Acushnet Company


04/07/16
20160096077 

Golf balls containing multi-layered cores with foam center and thermoplastic outer layers


golf ball multi-layered core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes a foam inner core (center); and intermediate and outer core layers.
Acushnet Company


04/07/16
20160096076 

Golf ball


Where nt represents the total number of the dimples 10 and nu represents the number of the dimples 10 on one unit.. .

03/31/16
20160089579 

Multi-layer golf ball


A golf ball has an ionomer resin core center, a cured rubber layer made from (a) an at least 70% cis-1,4 polybutadiene with mooney viscosity (ml1+4(100° c.)) 40, (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid or metal salt, and (c) a free radical initiator; and a cover including a thermoplastic material. The core center has a diameter of 21-29 mm and a 10-130 kg compression deformation (c) 4 mm.
Nike, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089578 

Thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball


A thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball has a core center having a shell from about 1-6 mm thick defining an interior space about 12-24 mm in diameter, a core layer at least about 5 mm thick outward from the core center, and a cover. The shell includes a first thermoplastic material with first flexural modulus less than about 15,000 psi.
Nike, Inc.


03/24/16
20160082321 

Golf balls having multi-layer cores based on polyalkenamer compositions


The present invention generally relates to golf balls and more particularly to golf balls having multi-layered cores comprising a thermoset rubber center, a thermoplastic intermediate core layer, and a thermoset rubber outer core layer. A cover layer is disposed about the multi-layered core.
Acushnet Company


03/24/16
20160082320 

Golf ball incorporating an innermost aspherical hollow portion


golf ball comprising a core and a cover, the core comprising: an innermost aspherical hollow portion having volume vahp; a shell layer formed from thermoplastic/thermoset composition and having inner surface comprising plurality of symmetrically spaced extensions that border and define the shape of the innermost aspherical hollow portion; the plurality of extensions and innermost aspherical hollow portion, combined, forming a phantom sphere having diameter of about 0.15-1.1 inches; the plurality of extensions having combined volume etv such that vahp≧etv>0.20 (etv+vahp); and at least one thermoset/thermoplastic outer core layer disposed about the shell layer. The cover may comprise one or more layers.
Acushnet Company


03/17/16
20160080614 

Ball with trajectory control for reconnaissance or recreation


A ball with a housing suitable for being thrown or projected into an airborne trajectory, the ball capable of deforming a portion of the exterior surface of the housing for the purpose of controlling the direction of its airborne trajectory. Also disclosed is a ball with a housing suitable for being thrown or projected into an airborne trajectory with means for shifting its center of mass away from the center of the housing for the purpose of controlling the direction of its airborne trajectory.

03/17/16
20160074736 

Multipurpose putting practice device for enabling straight putting and distance practice by situation


Improves positioning by checking whether a golf ball has gone into the hole by sound and with the naked eye so as to hit the golf ball to a target spot in a fixed direction; and forms correct putting postures, and digitizes and visualizes a plurality of green speeds such that a user can compare and figure out the plurality of green speeds and practice distance adjustment on a desired field.. .

03/17/16
20160074715 

Golf club adaptors and related methods


Golf clubs, golf club adaptors and related methods are provided. The golf club adaptor can include a body having a first end and a second end.

03/17/16
20160074712 

Multi-layer core golf ball


Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises a layer formed from a highly neutralized polymer composition, a layer formed from an additional thermoplastic composition, and an outermost layer formed from a thermoset rubber..
Acushnet Company


03/17/16
20160074711 

Golf ball cores having foam center and themoplastic outer layers


golf ball multi-layered core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes a foam inner core (center); and intermediate and outer core layers.
Acushnet Company


03/17/16
20160074710 

Golf ball


The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one layer or a plurality of layers, the core being formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition which includes (a) a base rubber, (b) an organic peroxide, and (c) water and/or a metal monocarboxylate. The product p×e of the difference p (mol/m3) in crosslink density between the core surface and the core center, as measured based on a toluene swelling test, multiplied by the deflection e (mm) of the core when compressed under a final load of 1,275 n (130 kgf) from an initial load state of 98 n (10 kgf) is at least 28×102 mol/m3·mm..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160074709 

Golf ball dimple profile


golf ball dimples having a cross-sectional profile shape defined by the product of a base profile and one or more weighting functions are disclosed.. .
Acushnet Company


03/17/16
20160074704 

Multiple sensor tracking system and method


A system and method for tracking the flight of golf balls at driving range. The system includes a plurality of hitting stations, a plurality of sensors, a computer, and a range surface.
Origin, Llc


03/10/16
20160069791 

Green speed meter and green speed meter container


The present invention discloses an apparatus for measuring golf putting green speed. The apparatus comprises a body and a head.

03/10/16
20160067581 

Determination of spin parameters of a sports ball


A method of determining spin parameters of a sports ball, such as spin axis and rotation velocity of a golf ball. The spin axis is determined solely from the trajectory of the flying ball, and the rotational velocity is determined from a frequency analysis of a signal provided by a radar, which signal comprises spectrum traces positioned equidistantly in frequency, which frequency distance relates to the spin velocity..
Trackman A/s


03/10/16
20160067572 

Apparatus for testing a golf club


An apparatus for testing a golf club. The apparatus holds a golf club, and moves that club through a downswing that extends from an initial position that is at the top of the downswing to at least an impact position in which the golf club head would impact a golf ball.

03/10/16
20160067555 

Multi-layer core golf ball


Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises a center and an outer core layer that are both soft relative to a hard intermediate core layer.
Acushnet Company


03/10/16
20160067554 

Golf ball


A golf ball includes a core and a cover surrounding the core. The cover includes a first hemispherical half and a second hemispherical half that define a seam line therebetween and along an outer surface of the cover.
Nike, Inc.


03/10/16
20160067553 

Golf ball core with soft outer transition volume and negative hardness gradient


Where g is the overall negative hardness gradient in shore c, t is the percent of trans-polybutadiene isomer at the core outer surface, and cor is the coefficient of restitution measured at an incoming velocity of 125 ft/s.. .

03/10/16
20160067552 

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 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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