Patents Represented by Attorney Michael A. Catania
  • Patent number: 7979030
    Abstract: A circuit for transmitting a RFID signal while conserving the battery power for a circuit in continuous operation is disclosed herein. The circuit includes a RFID component, a microprocessor, an accelerometer and a battery. The battery preferably has no more than 225 milliamp hours of power. The accelerometer is preferably a multiple axis accelerometer. The circuit is preferably utilized with a device for shot tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 7973123
    Abstract: A golf ball having a layer composed of a polyurethane/polyurea material formed from reaction injection molding a polyol component and an isocyanate component. The polyol component preferably comprises a polytetramethylene ether glycol having a molecular weight of approximately 1000 and a 3,5-diethyl-2,4 toluenediamine. The layer is preferably a cover layer having a thickness ranging from 0.010 inch to 0.025 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kennedy, III, David M. Melanson
  • Patent number: 7967591
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for co-curing a multiple material golf club head is disclosed herein. The club head preferably is composed of a metal face component and an aft-body composed of a plurality of plies of pre-preg material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Herbert Reyes, Robert S. Gonczi, Craig E. Abbott, James D. Marinez
  • Patent number: 7946926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to shot tracking. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and system for tracking shots of a golfer during a round of golf. One aspect of the present invention is a system for automatically tracking a golf club swung by a golfer. The system comprises a plurality of golf clubs. Each of the plurality of golf clubs comprises a device attached to a grip which is attached to a shaft which is attached to a golf club head. The device comprises a power source, a shock switch and a RFID component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 7946930
    Abstract: A golf club head having a multiple material face is disclosed herein. The golf club head has a coefficient of restitution value greater than 0.83 and a characteristic time value of less than 257 milliseconds. The golf club head is preferably composed of a titanium alloy with a polymer layer disposed over a titanium alloy front wall. A preferred polymer is a polyurethane polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Ehlers, John B. Kosmatka, Anthony V. Nigro, Matthew J. Erickson
  • Patent number: 7942762
    Abstract: A golf GPS device is disclosed herein. The device includes a GPS unit, a memory for storing a plurality of aerial images of a golf course, a display for displaying the plurality of aerial images, a user input for inputting a plurality of location points on an aerial image of the plurality of aerial images displayed on the display, and a processor comprising means for collision avoidance of features on the display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 7941097
    Abstract: The present invention is a transponder for transmitting a RFID signal for shot tracking a golfer's round of golf while conserving battery power, comprising a battery in electrical communication with a resistor, the resistor in electrical communication with a capacitor and a load switch, which in turn is in electrical communication with a microprocessor comprising a radiofrequency transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Joseph Balardeta, Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 7938742
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising a body having a crown, a sole and a hollow interior, a striking plate insert attached to the body, the striking plate insert being composed of a material having a density greater that that of the body, and a weighting member, wherein a center of gravity of the golf club head is located less than approximately 1.7 inches from an exterior surface of the striking plate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: J. Andrew Galloway, Alan Hocknell, Matthew T. Cackett
  • Patent number: D637670
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Philip G. Foster, Garth W. Smith, Evan D. Gibbs, Luke R. Williams, Daniel M. Stevens
  • Patent number: D637671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Kevin Weejoung Kim, Daniel M. Stevens, Michael Hallack
  • Patent number: D637675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: D. Clayton Evans
  • Patent number: D638892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Ronald K. Hettinger, Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D640341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Philip G. Foster, Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641057
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Augustin W. Rollinson, Thomas R. Hilton
  • Patent number: D641440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Ronald K. Hettinger, Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Hilton, Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Augustin W. Rollinson
  • Patent number: D641816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Augustin W. Rollinson, Larry G. Tang