Patents Examined by Benjamin Layno
  • Patent number: 10328319
    Abstract: A golf club head according to the present invention includes a face portion, a crown portion and a sole portion, the crown portion including a first region extending in a toe-heel direction along at least part of the face portion, a second region arranged further on a back side than the first region, a step region extending in the toe-heel direction between the first region and the second region and extending downward toward the second region from the first region side, and at least one rib formed on an inner wall surface of the crown portion and extending in a face-back direction from at least the step region to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10329632
    Abstract: A method of forming a golf club head assembly includes aligning a faceplate with a recess of a club head; welding the faceplate to the club head; then, after welding the faceplate, heating the club head and the faceplate to at least a solvus temperature of the faceplate for a predetermined amount of time; and then, after heating the club head and the faceplate, allowing the club head and the faceplate to air cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Simone, Evan R. Greer, Ryan M. Stokke
  • Patent number: 10322333
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for online and/or electronic card games such as blackjack that allow at least one card to be dealt from a special deck (e.g., a restricted deck) into a hand, while the remainder of the cards for that hand (and, in some embodiments, other hands involved in the game event) are dealt from a main/conventional deck. In accordance with some embodiments, the at least one card dealt from the special deck is dealt into a hand of the player while in other embodiments it is dealt into the hand of a dealer and/or an opponent player. A special deck may be a deck that includes cards configured to provide an advantage to the player (e.g., in a blackjack game, restricted deck may only include high value cards if being used for a player hand or only low value cards if being used for a dealer hand).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robeson Mandela Reeves, Hans Elias, Marlon James Dublin, Alexander Sandford Todd Young
  • Patent number: 10315082
    Abstract: A hockey stick with a co-molded structure and method where the blade member is formed by a molding process onto a preformed shaft member, where the preformed shaft member has a contoured tip at the blade end. The contoured tip helps to secure the blade member to the shaft member in conjunction with the molded composite layers, and in one example, the contoured tip has a width that is greater than the width of the shaft member at the blade-starting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, LLC
    Inventor: Edouard Rouzier
  • Patent number: 10306978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method to improve efficiency of poker game by using an upper and a bottom sophisticated dispenser in poker tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GAMING PATENTS LTD
    Inventors: Tamir Morag, Lazar Eli Diamant
  • Patent number: 10308417
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a package convertible into a frame, comprising: a flat rectangular support plate, a rectangular frame element, and a rectangular lid element. The support plate, the frame element and the lid element are formed and arrangeable with respect to each other in such a way that in the package state the support plate is circumferentially grippable by at least a lower edge of an outer wall of the frame element. On an upper wall of the frame element parallel to the support plate the lid element is arranged so that a package in parallelepiped shape is created. In the frame state the frame element is arranged on a front surface of the support plate along its circumference, and the lid element is arranged either on a rear surface of the support plate or between a front surface of the support plate and the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Sergiu Vrabie
  • Patent number: 10300359
    Abstract: Provided is an adjustable putter grip. The adjustable putter grip includes a first grip member coupled adjacent a first end of a putter shaft. A putter head is coupled to a second end of the putter shaft. The adjustable putter grip also includes a second grip member coupled to the putter shaft between the first grip member and the second end of the putter shaft. The first grip member and the second grip member are rotatable with respect to each other to adjust grip position, the second grip member is rotatable with respect to the first grip member to adjust grip position, or the first grip member is rotatable with respect to the second grip member to adjust grip position. A method of forming a custom grip or custom fitting of a golfer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 10300358
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a first portion that is rigidly adhered to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion is formed from a metallic material and includes a face, and the second portion is formed from a polymeric material and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua Boggs
  • Patent number: 10293220
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may include a body portion having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, a bottom portion, and a skirt portion between the top portion and the bottom portion. The golf club head may include a port region having a first plurality of weight ports and a second plurality of weight ports. Other examples and embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley D. Schweigert, Michael R. Nicolette
  • Patent number: 10293221
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a golf club head may have a body portion having a front portion, a rear portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, a top portion, and a bottom portion. The golf club head may include a first plurality of weight ports in the bottom portion and a second plurality of weight ports in the bottom portion. The first plurality of weight ports may form a first discrete arc along the bottom portion. The second plurality of weight ports may form a second discrete arc along the bottom portion. The first plurality of weight ports and the second plurality weight ports may be separated by a gap. Other examples and embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Parsons, Bradley D. Schweigert, Michael R. Nicolette
  • Patent number: 10293228
    Abstract: A baseball bat having a body with spaced ends, a barrel region at one end and a handle region at the other end. A safety assembly has an elongate member that extends through at least a part of the body and is connected at spaced first and second locations to the body. The elongate member is operable to at least momentarily exert a restraining force on a fragmented part of the barrel region to thereby avoid unimpeded movement of the fragmented part of the barrel region away from the handle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10286297
    Abstract: A gaming table assembly for entertainment includes a plate and a mirror. The plate is substantially transparent. The mirror is shaped substantially complementarily to the plate. A first frame is coupled to a perimeter of the plate. A second frame is coupled to a circumference of the mirror. A plurality of legs is coupled to and extends between the first frame and the second frame. The legs are configured to support the first frame and the second frame on a horizontal surface with the first frame positioned distally from the horizontal surface and the mirror facing upwardly. A plurality of multifaceted gaming pieces is configured to position on the plate so that a respective facet of each multifaceted gaming piece is positioned in contact with the plate. The mirror is positioned to view the respective facet so that the respective facet is incorporable into a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: David Becker
  • Patent number: 10279227
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads having a hydrophobic surface and methods to manufacture such golf club heads are generally described herein. The golf club heads are configured to comprise a ball-striking face and at least two channels formed therein. The channels are separated by a land portion of the ball-striking face extending therebetween. The land portion is associated with at least a first step portion extending at a first elevation and a second step portion extending at a second elevation, the second elevation being higher than the first elevation relative to a bottom of the channels. Each of the first and second step portions is so dimensioned as to be associated with a substantially hydrophobic contact angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W. Simone
  • Patent number: 10279273
    Abstract: A trading card includes a main portion having any character of a plurality of characters represented on at least one surface and an electronic component for contactless communication, which is contained in the main portion. The electronic component includes a storage portion which stores data related to the character represented on the main portion and a circuit which writes data received from an external apparatus through contactless communication into the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawanabe, Kenko Kawahara, Hideaki Kamata, Norio Asakura
  • Patent number: 10279225
    Abstract: A hollow golf club head includes an inner surface and an outer surface, the golf club head further comprises a strike face operative to impact a golf ball, a body extending rearward from a perimeter of the strike face, and a flexure joint extending from the outer surface to the inner surface. The flexure joint includes a forward impact surface, a reaction surface in contact with the impact surface, and during an impact, the impact surface translates along the reaction surface to permit a controlled deflection of a portion of the strike face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin R. Jertson, Eric J. Morales
  • Patent number: 10279231
    Abstract: A golf club head, preferably a putter head, comprising a replaceable face insert is disclosed herein. The golf club head comprises a body with face cavity and a secondary cavity in communication with, and disposed behind, the face cavity, and at least one opening extending through a top or sole portion into the secondary cavity. The replaceable face insert comprises a striking portion and a support structure having an elongated, vertical through bore extending from a rear surface of the striking portion. The support structure is received within the secondary cavity and the striking portion is received within the face cavity, and then a rod or bolt is inserted through the opening and into the elongated, vertical through bore to reversibly secure the face insert to the body. A linear bearing may be disposed within the elongated through bore to receive the rod or bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Matthew Myers
  • Patent number: 10279245
    Abstract: A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time from the bottom of a group that may be a deck in a deck-crib, to randomly designated single-card receptacles in a receiving or dealing rack, and methods for shuffling and for dealing cards. Either the deck-crib or the receiving rack is moved by a motor to align a single-card receptacle, randomly selected from among remaining empty single-card receptacles, with an outfeed slot of the deck-crib to receive each card to be moved from the deck-crib. A single card is moved from the deck-crib by a card mover mechanism that may include an auxiliary card pusher to ensure that the card is placed fully into the selected single-card receptacle. A controller can cause the dealing rack to move so as to allow a selected number of cards to be removed by the dealer for dealing as a player hand or a dealer hand. A card presentation pusher may make a group of the cards in the dealing rack available to be grasped by the dealer for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Sampson, Steven L. Forte
  • Patent number: 10279226
    Abstract: A golf club head including a face portion includes a plurality of score lines formed on the face portion, a plurality of first grooves formed on the face portion, and a plurality of second grooves formed on the face portion. The first grooves have a depth D1 and a width W1 that is in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the first grooves extend, the second grooves have a depth D2 and a width W2 that is in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the second grooves extend, W1>D1, and W2<D2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Ban
  • Patent number: 10258837
    Abstract: A method of forming a golf club head assembly includes aligning a faceplate with a recess of a club head; welding the faceplate to the club head; then, after welding the faceplate, heating the club head and the faceplate to at least a solvus temperature of the faceplate for a predetermined amount of time; and then, after heating the club head and the faceplate, allowing the club head and the faceplate to air cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Simone, Evan R. Greer, Ryan M. Stokke
  • Patent number: 10260138
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for forming a golf club head assembly using a combination of different, but separate heat treatments for the golf club head body and high strength faceplate, and vibrational waves to relive stress in the weld heat affected zones of the golf club body and face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew W. Simone