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Date/App# patent app List of recent Golf Ball-related patents
07/21/16
20160206945 
 Golf swing practice system with virtual divot generation patent thumbnailGolf swing practice system with virtual divot generation
A golf practice mat includes an impact sensor disposed in a vicinity bounding the location of where a golf ball would be placed for striking. The golf practice mat may also include, for example, a “crosshair” target imprint that is disposed on a golf club impact sensor portion of the practice surface and indicates the point/line of contact that the club face should hit the ground after the ball has been struck with the club head in a descending blow.

07/21/16
20160206935 
 Golfing tee patent thumbnailGolfing tee
A golf tee is disclosed that provides stability and promotes less spin on a struck golf ball. The tee may be beneficial for use on mats at a driving range.

07/21/16
20160206933 
 Method for making a golf ball having a core containing fiber flock patent thumbnailMethod for making a golf ball having a core containing fiber flock
A method for making a golf ball having fiber flock bonded to a core is provided. The fiber flock preferably has high color vibrancy to provide high quality aesthetics.
Acushnet Company


07/21/16
20160206932 
 Golf ball manufacturing method patent thumbnailGolf ball manufacturing method
(2) washing off and physically removing excess isocyanate compound by blasting the cover surface with a specific substance at high pressure.. .

07/21/16
20160206928 
 Multi-layer golf ball patent thumbnailMulti-layer golf ball
Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company


07/21/16
20160206927 
 Multi-layer core golf ball patent thumbnailMulti-layer core golf ball
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.
Acushnet Company


07/21/16
20160206926 
 Multi-layer golf ball patent thumbnailMulti-layer golf ball
Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided.. .
Acushnet Company


07/14/16
20160202353 
 Mobile body measurement device and measurement method patent thumbnailMobile body measurement device and measurement method
A single antenna has directionality, transmits a transmission wave toward a golf ball on the basis of a supplied transmission signal, receives a reflected wave that is reflected off the golf ball, and generates a reception signal. A doppler sensor generates as time series data a doppler signal having a doppler frequency.
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160199736 
 Performance based golf scoring system patent thumbnailPerformance based golf scoring system
An automated, replicable, process-based original concept that may provide a self-validating, defined quantification of the relevance of one or more active physical efforts performed by a real-life golfer, the real-life golfer engaging in at least one real-life play on a golf ball on a golf course with a predefined traditional point value for certain plays.. .
Big Play Scoring, Llc


07/14/16
20160199714 
 Golf game patent thumbnailGolf game
A golf game includes a centrally located playing structure from which players may hit golf balls towards any number of greens that are spaced at various distances from the playing structure and are within a “fairway”. Once the golfers all hit their golf balls toward this first green, the playing structure rotates on a turntable to position the golfers (standing at their tee box area) towards a second fairway where each can then hit another golf ball(s) towards any number of greens located in this second fairway.

07/14/16
20160199709 

Adjustable training golf tee


An adjustable training golf tee is provided. The adjustable training golf tee may include a top body, a stem and a base.

07/14/16
20160199701 

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 containing: (a) a base rubber, (b) an organic peroxide, and (c) water and/or a metal monocarboxylate. The core has a hardness profile which satisfies specific relationships between the jis-c hardness at the core center (cc), the jis-c hardness at a position 10 mm from the core center (c10) and the jis-c hardness at the core surface (cs)..
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160199700 

Golf ball having balance rotation line and manufacturing method therefor


A golf ball having a balance rotation line, wherein a balance rotation line is formed on an arbitrary line in which a point for marking the center of gravity of the ball is vertical to a joining line on the ball, thereby enabling accurate putting; and a manufacturing method therefor.. .
Acegolf Co, Ltd.


07/07/16
20160193509 

Low profile driver type golf club head


A driver type golf club head used to strike a golf ball on a tee or lying on the ground having outer dimensions forming a large footprint and a low profile configuration. The club head is further defined as having a breadth to vertical height ratio of at least 2 to 1, the breadth being measured between the striking face and rear surface and the height being measured between the top crown and the bottom sole.

07/07/16
20160193507 

Golf club heads with protective layer and methods of manufacturing the golf club heads


Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture such a golf club heads are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the golf club head may include a ball-striking face and a protective aluminum oxide layer coupled to the ball-striking face of the golf club head.
Karsten Manufacturing Corporation


07/07/16
20160193506 

Multi-layer core golf ball


Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises at least one intermediate core layer formed from a metallic, composite, or inorganic/organic hybrid composition..
Acushnet Company


07/07/16
20160193505 

Golf ball incorporating steep hardness gradient and high compression thermoset rubber core


A golf ball comprising a core comprising at least one layer that consists of a mixture of a plurality of synthetic flocks and a thermoset rubber composition. The plurality of synthetic flocks has a melting temperature that is greater than a mixing temperature at which the mixture is formed.
Acushnet Company


07/07/16
20160193501 

Golf gaming systems and methods


The present inventions relate to golf gaming systems and methods for evaluating a golfer's performance and facilitating golf gaming and competition. Specifically, the present invention provides methods, locations, installations, devices and systems adapted and arranged for observing, processing, analyzing and communicating data and images of individual or group golf gaming performance with respect to golf balls in play in three dimensional environments..
Lynqs, Inc.


07/07/16
20160193498 

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


06/30/16
20160185947 

Golf ball material and manufacture


A golf ball material includes specific amounts of two base resins: (a) an olefin-unsaturated carboxylic acid-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester ternary copolymer, or a metal neutralization product thereof, having a specific weight-average molecular weight, acid content and ester content, and (b) an olefin-acrylic acid random binary copolymer, or a metal neutralization product thereof, having a specific weight-average molecular weight and acid content, and additionally includes (c) a basic inorganic metal compound, and (d) an anionic surfactant. Resins a and b have specific melt flow rates (mfr) and a specific mfr difference therebetween.

06/30/16
20160184677 

Foot strap for picking up a golf ball


A foot strap is provided for use for picking up a golf ball from ground and placing it on a tee. The foot strap comprises a belt including a fastening unit for fastening two end portions of the belt, and a socket attached to the belt and having an inner surface configured to fit around part of the golf ball for receiving and holding the golf bait with support of a golf club..

06/30/16
20160184660 

Automatic golf ball washer


An automatic golf ball washer includes a substantially enclosed body that can receive one or more golf balls onto a rotary carriage that spins the golf ball within a supply of washing fluid and contacts the moving golf ball with stationary brushes within the body.. .

06/30/16
20160184659 

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 thermoplastic elastomer 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.

06/30/16
20160184658 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball traveling a great flight distance on driver shots and an excellent shot feeling. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core, an intermediate layer covering the spherical core, and a cover covering the intermediate layer, wherein a material hardness (hm) of a resin composition constituting the intermediate layer ranges from 65 to 80 in shore d hardness, a material hardness (hc) of a resin composition constituting the cover ranges from 57 to 72 in shore d hardness, a hardness difference (hm−hc) between the material hardness (hm) and the material hardness (hc) is more than 0, and the intermediate layer has a surface hardness satisfying a hardness difference (hmsc−hmsd) between a hardness thereof shown in shore c hardness (hmsc) and a hardness thereof shown in shore d hardness (hmsd) of 27 or less..

06/30/16
20160184657 

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, and a difference (α−β) between the angle α and an angle β of a hardness gradient of the outer layer is 0° or more..

06/30/16
20160184656 

Multi-piece golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing a small ratio of a spin rate on driver shots to a spin rate on approach shots. The present invention provides a multi-piece golf ball comprising a spherical center, three or more envelope layers covering the spherical center, and a cover covering the envelope layers, wherein adjacent two envelope layers are formed so as to include a region composed of elements having a hitting deformation ratio of 30% or more, the hitting deformation ratio being obtained by analyzing a specified golf ball model by a finite element method; and the envelope layer which is radially outwardly positioned of the adjacent two envelope layers has a lowest hardness among all the envelope layers..

06/30/16
20160184655 

Golf ball


The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one layer or a plurality of layers, wherein the core is formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an organic peroxide, and (c) water and/or a metal monocarboxylate, and has a hysteresis loss of 50% or less when compressed at a load cell speed of 500 mm/min and under a constant load of 5,000 n.. .

06/30/16
20160184654 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing excellent shot feeling and stain resistance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on a surface of the golf ball body, wherein a base resin constituting the paint film includes a polyurethane obtained by a reaction between a polyol composition and a polyisocyanate composition, a molar ratio (nco/oh) of an isocyanate group (nco group) in the polyisocyanate composition to a hydroxyl group (oh group) in the polyol composition is 0.6 or more, and the paint film has an elastic modulus of 300 mpa or less..

06/30/16
20160184653 

Golf ball and manufacturing method thereof


A golf ball of one aspect of the present invention includes a spherical core, one or more cover members to cover the core, and a coating layer to coat a cover member configuring an outermost layer of the one or more cover members. A plurality of dimples is formed in the cover member.

06/30/16
20160184652 

Golf ball resin composition and golf ball


A golf ball resin composition contains a base resin for which, in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, the storage modulus of the base resin measured at 23° c., 15 hz and 1.0% strain, and tan δ determined under the same conditions, satisfy specific values; and for which the storage modulus of the base resin measured at 23° c., 15 hz and 10% strain, and tan δ determined under the same conditions, satisfy specific values. By using this resin composition as a golf ball cover material, the force delivered to the ball while the ball and the clubface are in contact from impact to follow-through is more easily felt, facilitating distance control of the ball.

06/30/16
20160184651 

Golf balls with oxygen and moisture blocking protective paint layer


The present invention relates to compositions for golf equipment that can be applied as a thin paint layer to block oxygen and moisture from underlying structural layers. The compositions include a polymer component present in a resin system, a stabilizing component, and porous particles..

06/30/16
20160184650 

Golf ball


[where mp, minm, moum, and mc represent a 10% elastic modulus (kgf/cm2) of the paint film, inner intermediate layer, outer intermediate layer and cover, respectively; tp, tinm, toum, and tc represent a thicknesses (mm) of the paint film, inner intermediate layer, outer intermediate layer and cover, respectively; and x represents a molar ratio (nco/oh) of a nco group in the polyisocyanate composition to a oh group in the polyol composition.].. .

06/30/16
20160184649 

Golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing both striking a good balance between the visibility and the weather resistance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and two or more paint film layers formed on a surface of the golf ball body, wherein the paint film layers comprises a first paint film layer containing an inorganic fluorescent agent but substantially not containing an ultraviolet absorber, and a second paint film layer containing an ultraviolet absorber but substantially not containing an inorganic fluorescent agent; and the second paint film layer is disposed inside the first paint film layer..

06/30/16
20160184648 

Golf ball


A golf ball has a large number of dimples 10 on a surface thereof. The dimples 10 include a plurality of small dimples 10s each having an area of less than 8.0 mm2, and a plurality of large dimples 10l each having an area of equal to or greater than 8.0 mm2.

06/30/16
20160184647 

Golf ball and manufacturing method thereof


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06/30/16
20160184646 

Golf ball


The present invention is a golf ball with a spherical core and a cover with one or more than two layers which covers the core, wherein the core includes two layers including an inner core having a spherical shape with an area formed in the center thereof, and an outer core covering the inner core, wherein value a is equal to or larger than 10.5 and value c is equal to or smaller than 3.7, wherein the value a is the deformation amount (mm) of the ball when the initial load is 98 n (10 kgf) and the ending load is 5880 n (600 kgf), and the value c is the deformation amount (mm) of the ball when the initial load is 98 n (10 kgf) and the ending load is 1275 n (130 kgf). The area is filled with at least one substance being different from the material of the inner core..

06/30/16
20160184645 

Golf ball


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06/30/16
20160184644 

Golf ball


A golf ball includes plural dimples formed on a surface thereof and plural depressed or protruded portions spaced apart from each other and arranged along an outer periphery of at least one of the plural dimples. The plural depressed or protruded portions each has, as a part of a contour thereof, a shape substantially similar to a part of a contour of the dimple surrounded with the plural depressed or protruded portions.

06/30/16
20160184643 

Golf ball dimple surface


golf ball dimples having a surface defined by a mode, or a weighted superposition of multiple modes, of oscillation of a circular membrane are disclosed.. .

06/30/16
20160184642 

Golf ball dimple surface


golf ball dimples having a surface defined by a mode, or a weighted superposition of multiple modes, of oscillation of an n-sided polygon shaped membrane are disclosed.. .

06/30/16
20160184641 

Golf ball resin composition and golf ball


An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball resin composition excellent in resilience. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in rebound resilience and shot feeling.

06/23/16
20160177120 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 

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 

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 

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 

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




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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