Patents Examined by John E Simms, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10773140
    Abstract: A handle for sport equipment comprises a tubular body (7) which extends along a longitudinal axis (L) and has an outer peripheral surface (8) adapted to be grasped by a user and shaped with a plurality of longitudinal faces (9) placed side by side in correspondence of edges (10) adapted to facilitate the positioning of the finger joints of the gripping hand by the user. The edges (10) are arranged along at least one pair of helical or spiral paths that develop around said longitudinal axis (L) with mutually opposite sign to subdivide each of said longitudinal faces (9) into a plurality of areas or flat surfaces (11) sized to accommodate a corresponding phalanx of the gripping hand of the user, each of said areas or flat surfaces (11) being perimetrically delimited by at least one pair of edges (10, 10?) of each of the helical or spiral paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Gianluca Geremia
  • Patent number: 10773137
    Abstract: A shaft set 2S includes a first shaft SF1, a second shaft SF2 shorter than the first shaft SF1, and a third shaft SF3 shorter than the second shaft SF2. At least the second shaft SF2 and the third shaft SF3 each include butt partial bias layers s3 and s4. Weights of the butt partial bias layers s3 and s4 are increased as the shaft is shortened. At least the first shaft SF1 and the second shaft SF2 each include tip partial bias layers s10 and s11. Weights of the tip partial bias layers s10 and s11 are decreased as the shaft is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10773177
    Abstract: A transformable robot that can take a vehicle form and a humanoid form. In the vehicle form, the robot has a front side section located on the side of a front center section, a cockpit in which a seat is arranged, a door section located on the side of the cockpit, and a rear upper section and rear lower section located behind the cockpit respectively upward and downward. In the humanoid form, the front center section constitutes a head, the front side section constitutes a chest, the door section constitutes an arm, the rear upper section constitutes a lower back, and the rear lower section constitutes right and left legs and feet. The seat surface of the seat of the cockpit are kept at a same slope angle in both the vehicle form and the humanoid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Brave Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Ishida
  • Patent number: 10773128
    Abstract: An insect repelling and scented golf ball including a golf ball assembly, and a golf tee assembly is disclosed herein. The golf ball assembly includes a golf ball having a core, intermediate layers, and an outer cover layer. The outer cover layer envelops the outer portion of the golf ball. This outer cover layer is embedded with an insect repellent to prevent insects from coining into contact with the golf ball. The golf ball additionally includes a paint layer that may further be imbedded with the insect repellent. The outer cover layer and the paint layer may also be embedded with a scented material to provide a user with pleasantly smelling golf balls. The golf tee assembly includes a golf tee having a tee outer cover layer and a tee paint layer that may also be embedded with an insect repellent or scented material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Lawrence Spencer
  • Patent number: 10765919
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a forward section and a body section to define a closed internal volume. The forward section has a strike face, a frame that surrounds the strike face, and a flange extending from the frame. The body section is formed from a molded polymeric material, and includes a forward edge that defines a receiving portion adapted to receive the flange and a weight receiving feature spaced apart from the forward edge. The body section further includes a reinforcing structure protruding into the internal volume and extending between the weight receiving feature and the forward edge. The reinforcing structure is operative to transfer impact loads between the weight receiving feature and the metallic forward section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Boggs, Eric Larson, Kevin Harper
  • Patent number: 10765930
    Abstract: A card shuffler or other card handling apparatus defines a card receiving and/or dispensing area that accepts cards. The card shuffler also includes a shuffling compartment. A trap door is provided to transport the cards from the receiving and/or dispensing area to the shuffling compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventor: Bjorn Gunderson
  • Patent number: 10765935
    Abstract: A tile dispenser includes a tile chamber in which tiles are shuffleable and a gate element. The gate element is moveable between a closed position in which the gate element is loadable with one or more tiles coming from the tile chamber and an open position for dispensing any tiles that have been loaded into the gate element. A method of using the tile dispenser includes placing a plurality of tiles into the tile chamber in which the plurality of tiles are shuffleable and loading a predetermined number of the plurality of tiles into the gate element when the gate element is in the closed position. A method of manufacturing the tile dispenser includes providing the tile chamber, and providing the gate element in a location such that the gate element is loadable with one or more tiles coming from the tile chamber when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai To Lee, Jin Qi Qin, Damon R. Saddler
  • Patent number: 10765920
    Abstract: An iron-type golf club head includes a ball striking face and a rear weight member that are engaged through one or more resilient members with a connection structure that creates a mass-damping effect at impact with a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Sander
  • Patent number: 10765924
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a lacrosse head with a pinched ball containment area. The head includes a juncture, a stop member adjoining the juncture, first and second sidewalls extending from the stop member in a forward direction, and a transverse wall connecting the first and second sidewalls opposite to the stop member. The adjoining transverse wall and first sidewall may form a first shoulder portion and the adjoining transverse wall and second sidewall may form a second shoulder portion, with the first and second shoulder portions defining an inside widest point perpendicularly across the bisecting line. Within a certain distance from the widest point in a rearward direction, the first sidewall and the second sidewall define a ball containment width that places the frame of the lacrosse head closer to a ball than an opposing lacrosse head during a draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Wm. T. Burnett IP, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Scott Brown, Betsy Barnhart
  • Patent number: 10758797
    Abstract: Embodiments of a golf club head are described herein including a plurality of ports with doors. The golf club head comprises a ball striking face and a body, wherein the body comprises a plurality of ports each adapted to receive a threaded fastener and defines an outer surface of the golf club head. The plurality of ports comprises a bore recessed inward relative to the outer surface of the body, wherein the bore is fluidly isolated from the internal volume, wherein the bore is adapted to receive a threaded fastener; and a door hingably coupled to the body and pivotable between a first position that is substantially flush with the outer surface and a second position that is deflected inward of the outer surface; wherein the door at least partially blocks ingress of the threaded fastener into the bore when in the first position, and permits ingress of the threaded fastener into the bore when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Pope, Daniel K. Lee, Martin R. Jertson
  • Patent number: 10758785
    Abstract: The present invention is a golf ball which comprises spherical-cosine dimples on the surface thereof. The spherical-cosine dimples have a cross-sectional shape defined by the superposition of a spherical function and a cosine function. Each of the spherical-cosine dimples preferably has a dimple diameter of 0.180 inches or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 10758784
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising dimple(s) incorporating three or more linear channels having the same channel length L and same channel width CW; all linear channels extend radially outward from a centroid of the dimple toward a perimeter of the dimple without intersecting the dimple's centroid. Each linear channel may extend radially outward from a location on the dimple that is a distance Cd from the dimple's centroid, wherein Cd>0. Alternatively, at least one of the three or more linear channels has a different channel length L and/or a different channel width CW than at least one other linear channel. Dimple may have circular or non-circular plan shape; channels may not intersect each other; at least one linear channel may intersect the dimple's perimeter; and linear channels may be spaced by n separation angles ?S, wherein n is number of linear channels, which may be equal, or at least two differ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 10758783
    Abstract: A golf ball dimple pattern based on a square dipyramid, i.e., two square pyramids connected base-to-base, is disclosed. The dimples are arranged within four substantially identical triangular sections on each of two substantially identical hemispheres of the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 10744387
    Abstract: A football training device for teaching a user the proper throwing mechanics to obtain optimal football ball release timing, as well as the correct takeaway motion of a quarterback or any other person, wherein the present invention assists, and when necessary corrects, the user in taking a football from an unloaded football position to a loaded football position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Edward Arza
  • Patent number: 10737147
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club face plates with internal cell lattices are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson
  • Patent number: 10737161
    Abstract: Hockey puck rebounders and training devices are capable of rebounding playing objects, such as hockey pucks or balls. Aspects of the technology are directed to training devices that can be used on ice surfaces or synthetic ice surfaces to practice various skills. The training device can include a frame, anchors, and rebound panels mounted to a tubular frame. The anchors can secure the training device to the ice surface. Hockey pucks can be rebounded off the rebound member by a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Krusader LLC
    Inventors: Craig M. Lyons, Marko R. Zoretic, Luka J. Zoretic
  • Patent number: 10737187
    Abstract: A coding toy includes a control object (a figure body) having a control unit, an input unit and an output unit, and a part (an icon block) having a code identifier (an icon) that corresponds to a control detail of the control object. The control unit of the control object obtains code identifier information and positional information from the code identifier indicated by the part disposed in a predetermined position and the position of the part and controls the output unit to a control detail and in a control sequence that are determined by the code identifier information and the positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEGA TOYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akemi Kamata, Yuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10729970
    Abstract: A gaming device includes a base member and a plurality of components. The base member has an upper surface and a bottom surface. A first pair of components is disposed within a first gaming area of the base member and a second pair of components is disposed within a second gaming area of the base member. Each of the components is in one of two selectable states that are toggled by pressing down on the components. Each component has a gaming type characteristic and either surrounds or is surrounded by another component. The gaming device is highly portable as no additional components are needed for game play. The gaming device does not include any electrical components and component states are toggled through entirely mechanical means. In one example, the gaming device provides a tic-tac-toe gaming area where the gaming type characteristics are either an “O” shape or an “X” shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Liman LLC
    Inventor: Deniz Yenidogan
  • Patent number: 10731943
    Abstract: A draw cord engagement system and method are disclosed herein. The draw cord engagement system, in an embodiment, includes a support, a cord holder moveably coupled to the support, a first engager moveably coupled to the support, and a second engager moveably coupled to the support. The draw cord engagement system is configured to enable a first repositioning of the first engager relative to the second engager, resulting in a first setting. The draw cord engagement system is also configured to enable a second repositioning of at least the second engager relative to the support while the first setting remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOG-IP LLC
    Inventors: Charles E. Horn, Derek A. Woods
  • Patent number: 10722746
    Abstract: An exercise device having a sled or wheelbarrow configuration comprises a frame that is pushed across a support surface by a user. The frame carries a wheel that movably supports the frame in the wheelbarrow configuration and at least one skid that movably supports the frame in the skid configuration. A pair of handles is selectively repositionable on the frame from a vertical orientation used in the sled configuration and a horizontal orientation used in the wheelbarrow configuration to quickly and easily convert the device between its different configurations. The frame has a carriage that supports a plurality of exercise weight members with the carriage being movable in a fore-and-aft direction on the frame for changing the effort required from the user to push the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PowerBlock Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mattson K. Towley