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 Golf training apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Golf training apparatus
Novel tools and techniques for teaching a player the proper alignment when addressing a golf ball. In one aspect, such tools and techniques provide an alignment aid that allows the player to visualize both the intended target line of the shot as well as the position of the ball relative to the player's stance, allowing the player to easily modify his stance to obtain the proper alignment..
Squared Up Corporation


 Golf ball ejection device patent thumbnailnew patent Golf ball ejection device
A golf ball ejection device includes a generally cylindrical cup liner having an open top end, and a curved bottom end with an elongated hollow channel extending downward therefrom. A golf ball ejector is positioned at the bottom end of the channel and is in communication with a controller and a power source.

 Metallized and masked golf ball and method patent thumbnailnew patent Metallized and masked golf ball and method
The present invention is directed to a metallized golf ball possessing a masked section and methods for achieving a metallized golf ball possessing a masked section. The invention provides a golf ball masking stand, which effectively masks a portion of a golf ball, allowing coatings to be applied to the golf ball, while preventing coating of the masked section.

 Golf ball having oval dimples patent thumbnailnew patent Golf ball having oval dimples
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 Apparatus and  injection molding a golf ball patent thumbnailApparatus and injection molding a golf ball
The present invention is directed to a retractable pin injection mold system and method of forming a layer of a golf ball using the system. By utilizing a radial gate along with stationary vent pins in the mold, the present invention allows for injection molding of a dimpled outer or inner layer having superior physical properties and more consistent aerodynamics..
Acushnet Company


 Night golf system patent thumbnailNight golf system
A night golfing system provides an el wire for outlining features of a golf course, to facilitate night golfing. The system employs a specific color-coding scheme as follows: green—surrounds the surface of the green; yellow—surrounds the surface of the bunker; blue—surrounds or laid out to the side of the water hazard; red—surrounds or laid out to the side of the hazard line; white—used to outline the walking/riding path and the tee box.

 Golf training apparatus patent thumbnailGolf training apparatus
A golf training apparatus which provides technical information not inclusive of proper stance in relationship to the ball placement correcting poor foot alignment, speed and angle of proper golf club swing, proper foot placement, proper stance, club control, and targeted site alignment information to the golfer. The apparatus provides a straight line of site to the intended target to be hit by the golf ball projectile and simultaneously indicates proper position of the ball in relationship to the target to be hit, the golfer's feet and stance.

 Thermoplastic polyurethane compositions for golf balls patent thumbnailThermoplastic polyurethane compositions for golf balls
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 Golf ball with built-in ic chip patent thumbnailGolf ball with built-in ic chip
A golf ball of the present invention includes a small-size ic tag including an ic chip and a first antenna directly connected to the ic chip and having a size of 5 mm or less; and a conductive second antenna of which a part is disposed near the ic tag. The ic tag and the second antenna do not need to be in physical contact with each other.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


 Golf balls having covers made from plasticized thermoplastic compositions containing non-acid polymers patent thumbnailGolf balls having covers made from plasticized thermoplastic compositions containing non-acid polymers
Multi-layered golf balls containing a two layered cover assembly are provided. In one embodiment, the cover assembly includes a relatively soft inner cover and relatively hard outer cover.
Acushnet Company


Golf ball resin composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition having high resilience and flexibility. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition, comprising (a) at least one resin component selected from the group consisting of (a-1) a binary copolymer, (a-2) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer, (a-3) a ternary copolymer, and (a-4) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer, (b) a saturated fatty acid, (c) an unsaturated fatty acid, and (d) an unsaturated aliphatic polycarboxylic acid; comprising (b) the saturated fatty acid, (c) the unsaturated fatty acid and (d) the unsaturated aliphatic polycarboxylic acid in a total amount ranging from 80 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of (a) the resin component; and having a neutralization degree of more than 80 mole %..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf ball having formed therein hit line for making fade shot or draw shot, and manufacturing method therefor

A golf ball having formed therein a hit line for making a fade shot or a draw shot, and a manufacturing method therefor and, more specifically, to a golf ball having formed therein a hit line for making a fade shot or a draw shot, and a manufacturing method therefor, the golf ball having a balance line, a fade line, and a draw line formed on the outer surface of the golf ball to thus unify a golfer's intended direction and the flying direction of the golf ball if a driving shot or a putting shot is made, thereby enabling putting with a precise hit and enabling a fade shot or a draw shot to be more effectively made. The present invention relates to a golf ball having a plurality of dimples and a bonding line formed on the outer peripheral surface thereof, wherein: a gravity center indication point for indicating the center of gravity of the golf ball is formed on the outer surface of the golf ball; a balance line passing through the gravity center indication point is formed; and a fade line for guiding a fade shot and a draw line for guiding a draw shot are formed on both sides on the basis of the balance line in a state of being spaced apart from each other at regular intervals..
Acegolf Co., Ltd.

Low dimple coverage and low drag golf ball

A golf ball has a lower drag than conventional golf balls due to the arrangement of dimples on the outer surface of the golf ball, which arrangement produces a correspondingly lower percentage of outer surface area that is covered by the dimples. In particular, dimple coverage area may be less than 70%, and more specifically between about 18.6% and about 60.8%, of the outer surface area.
George Washington University

Golf putting pad and game

In some embodiments, a golf putting pad may include a substrate, a boundary area extending about a periphery of the substrate, and a putting area extending over a portion of the substrate inside of the boundary area. The putting area may include a plurality of holes, each of which may be sized to receive a golf ball.

Device and launching a projectile across a range

A device and method for launching a projectile, such as a golf ball, across a range. The device enables a golf ball to be launched across a golf course with greater control than is possible with a traditional golf club.
Symtar Ventures

Head profile for a golf club iron

The head of a golf iron having an improved profile that enables a golfer to accurately align the club head with a golf ball so that the club head will strike the ball at the sweet spot located on the club face. The club head has a top edge which runs above the club face and includes first and second portions that extend in first and second directions.

Golf ball and manufacture

In a golf ball having a core and a cover, the core is formed of a rubber composition, has center and surface portions which are unfoamed regions and has an intermediate portion containing a foamed region. The core is produced by charging the rubber composition, which contains a blowing agent, into a first curing mold and curing under given conditions, then removing the molded rubber material in a semi-cured state from the first mold, transferring the semi-cured material to a second curing mold and curing under given conditions.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Multi-layer golf ball

Multi-layer golf balls having a hard, high compression center, a relatively soft intermediate layer, and a stiff outer cover layer, are provided. The outer surface hardness of the intermediate layer is less than that of both the center and the outer cover layer..
Acushnet Company

Golf ball incorporating at least one layer formed from a millable polyurethane rubber composition

golf ball comprising at least one layer having a shore d material hardness of from about 10 to about 55 and consisting of a millable polyurethane rubber composition comprising rubber consisting of: at least one polyether-based millable polyurethane rubber; at least one polyester-based millable polyurethane rubber; at least one polycaprolactone-based millable polyurethane rubber; or combinations thereof; wherein the millable polyurethane rubber composition is vulcanized. The rubber may be mixed/compounded with additional non-rubber ingredients such as at least one cross linking agent, peroxide initiator, filler, antioxidant, processing agent, light stabilizer, colorant, adhesion promotor, isocyanate and/or polyol, or combinations thereof.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

Wherein h is a deformation amount, which is expressed by a compressive deformation amount of the golf ball; s is a virtual plane area, which is a surface area of the golf ball determined supposing that no dimple exists on the surface of the golf ball; and ps7 is a pressurized area, which is an area of the golf ball contacting a plane when a load of 6864 n is applied to the golf ball. The bottom of the dimple includes a center protruding portion with a curved shape protruding toward an outside of the golf ball..

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball selection using mobile computer device with camera

There is provided is a method and computer program product for selecting an appropriate golf ball for a subject by using a mobile computer device with a camera. The method includes: inputting information concerning hitting skill of the subject to the mobile computer device; performing a calibration of a distance and/or direction between two points in a screen of the mobile computer for shooting a moving image; shooting a moving image by the camera of the mobile computer device when the subject hits a golf ball by a golf club; determining a head speed of the golf club before an impact of the club and the ball from the shot moving image based on the calibration; computing a golf ball product having a suitable performance for the subject from the input information concerning hitting skill and the determined head speed, based on a database comprising data of information concerning hitting skills of players, data of head speeds before impact of club and ball, and data of performances of golf ball products which are correlated with each other; and displaying the computed recommended golf ball product on the mobile computer device..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf club head with sound damping

The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a badge and golf club head having a badge therein that can dampen the impact sound made when a hitting surface (a.k.a., face) of the golf club head impacts a golf ball. In one embodiment, a golf club head includes: a face portion surrounded by a topline portion, a toe portion, a sole portion and a heel portion, the face portion having a front striking surface and a back surface; and a badge coupled to the back surface of the face portion, the badge including a planar main body portion and at least one structural member extending outwardly from the main body portion, wherein the at least one structural member includes a lower portion and an upper portion disposed between the topline portion and lower portion, and wherein the at least one structural member has a maximum height, above the main body portion, at the lower portion and a minimum height at the upper portion..
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

Apparatus and recovering golf balls

An apparatus and method for recovering golf balls is provided. The apparatus includes a hull for floating on the water, a motor mounted to the hull, a pumping system, pressure lines to deliver high pressure water and a return line.
Castaway Golf Technologies Inc.

Golf ball dimples exhibiting two distinct hardness regions derived from a single cover layer and methods of making same

The present invention is directed to a golf ball having a cover in which the dimples have two distinct hardness regions. The cover of the present invention is formed from a castable formulation including at least one prepolymer that incorporates some degree of unsaturation in the backbone of the polymer, at least one curative, and at least one free radical initiator.
Acushnet Company

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

A golf ball includes a thermoplastic hnp inner core layer having a center hardness less than the surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient. An outer core layer is disposed about the inner core and is formed from a thermoset rubber composition.
Acushnet Company

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

A golf ball includes a thermoplastic inner core and a thermoset outer core layer. The inner core has a surface hardness of about 40 to 80 shore c and a center hardness of about 30 to 75 shore c, the center hardness being less than the surface hardness to define a first positive hardness gradient.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball

[solution] a golf ball includes a spherical core, a mid layer, an inner cover, and an outer cover. A hardness hm of the mid layer is greater than a hardness hinc of the inner cover which is greater than a hardness houc of the outer cover.

Golf ball

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

Golf balls having at least two core layers formed from hnp compositions

The present invention is directed to golf balls consisting of a multi-layer core and a cover. The multi-layer core includes at least one layer formed from a relatively soft or low modulus hnp composition and at least one layer formed from a relatively hard or high modulus hnp composition..
Acushnet Company

Roll quality of putting green

In some embodiments, a system may include a golf ball having at least one accelerometer configured to generate signals proportional to acceleration along three axes and a microprocessor coupled to the accelerometer. The microprocessor may be configured to correlate the signals to produce a roll data file for each roll event of a plurality of roll events.

Radar based tracking system for golf driving range

A golf ball range target system that includes a golf target, a golf ball dispenser, at least one golf ball, a target sensor, a tracking module, and a client computer is described. The golf target has a known geographic location and includes at least one golf target area.
Edge Technology

Golf ball storage and heating assembly

A golf ball storage and heating assembly includes a housing has a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral wall extending therebetween and the top wall is substantially open to access an interior of the housing. A support is positioned within the housing and a mesh member is positioned upon the support.

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a golf ball having a core, a cover and an intermediate layer therebetween, the ball and a sphere consisting of the core encased by the intermediate layer have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship, the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship, and (initial velocity of intermediate layer-encased sphere)/(initial velocity of core)≧0.995. Also, the core, the intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have respective deflections under given compression conditions which satisfy a specific condition.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Golf ball resin composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition having a high resilience, flexibility and high fluidity. The present invention provides a golf ball resin composition having a bending stiffness (m21-30) ranging from 600 kgf/cm2 to 5,000 kgf/cm2 within a bending angle from 21° to 30°, a rebound resilience (r) of 50% or more, a slab hardness (shore d) ranging from 40 to 65, a melt flow rate (190° c., 2.16 kgf) of 1.0 g/10 min or more, and a resilience index value ((m21-30)0.5×(r/100)3) of 8.5 or more..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golfer classification method, golfer classification system and golf club selection method

A golfer classification method in which, in order to classify a golfer based on his/her swing behavior, a first head speed hs1 of a short iron when the golfer hits a golf ball with the short iron is measured; a second head speed hs2 and a blow angle of a long iron when the golfer hits a golf ball with the long iron are measured; the head speed ratio hs2/hs1 is calculated; by comparing the blow angle with a first threshold, the golfer is classified into a down blow group or a non down blow group; and by comparing the head speed ratio hs2/hs1 with a second threshold, the golfer classified into the down blow group is further classified into a first down blow group or a second down blow group. A golf club selection method in which, for the golfer classified by the golfer classification method, a suitable golf club is selected..
Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.

Golf shot detection

A wearable computing device comprises one or more motion sensors, a first circuit, and a second circuit. The one or more motion sensors are configured to measure swing motion.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a golf ball having a core, a cover and an intermediate layer therebetween, the ball and a sphere consisting of the core encased by the intermediate layer 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 center, at positions 5 mm, 10 mm and 15 mm from the core center and at the core surface satisfy specific relationships. This ball, when played by mid- and high-level amateur golfers, achieves a good distance on driver shots, has a soft feel at impact and maintains the spin performance at a high level on approach shots..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Dimple patterns for golf balls

The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball.
Acushnet Company

Golf ball trajectory prediction method, golf ball trajectory prediction apparatus, and golf club selection method

A golf ball trajectory prediction method that can predict the trajectory of a golf ball with high accuracy is provided. The golf ball trajectory prediction method includes: a swing measurement step of measuring a golfer's swing using a test golf club; a head behavior prediction step of predicting a behavior of a head of a target golf club when using the target golf club, with a measurement value of the swing measured in the swing measurement step as input; a ball initial behavior calculation step of calculating an initial behavior of a golf ball after colliding with the head of the golf club, based on the behavior of the head predicted in the head behavior prediction step; and a ball trajectory prediction step of predicting a trajectory of the golf ball, from the initial behavior of the golf ball calculated in the ball initial behavior calculation step..
Bridgestone 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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