Patents Examined by Michael D Dennis
  • Patent number: 10806980
    Abstract: The golf club head has a body including a hosel, topline, face and a back section, an opening in the body provided between the back section and the face, and a sole member provided to mate with the opening where the sole member has a sole portion, a bend portion and a bridge portion connecting the sole portion to the bend portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Grant M. Martens, Oswaldo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10807010
    Abstract: Provided herein is a conveyor ride system that includes a conveyor structure having a plurality of conveyor beams and a plurality of conveyor grooves. The plurality of conveyor beams and the plurality of conveyor grooves are configured to direct a ride vehicle along a surface of the conveyor structure. The surface of the conveyor structure defines at least a portion of a ride path of the conveyor ride system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Hall, Keith Michael McVeen, Michael Joseph Tresaugue
  • Patent number: 10787772
    Abstract: A turf sports field with a plurality of turf modules (100) having an upper turf surface and peripheral turf edges (5). The turf modules are deployed by means of a remotely operated or autonomously operated lifting and transport vehicle (103), which is provided with a lifting arrangement. When installed, the turf modules (100) are positioned adjacent previously installed turf modules, with a tolerance gap (105) between adjacently positioned turf edges (5) of different turf modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nutcracker Solutions AS
    Inventor: Yngve Saltveit
  • Patent number: 10780360
    Abstract: An amusement ride requires the participant to ascend to a platform for the beginning of the amusement ride via a single or a double helix ladder. The participants are tethered for safety. Operators attend the tether lines. The moving climbing wall surmounts an upper roller and a lower roller. One of the rollers is connected to a power source for movement of the moving climbing wall around the rollers. A controller controls the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Buttercup Business, Inc.
    Inventor: Darren W. Hreniuk-Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10765958
    Abstract: A drive train for a wind tunnel having a nacelle housing with a fan and a fan hub assembly. The drive train comprises: a ratio gear box directly connected to the fan; and a motor disposed remote from the nacelle for powering the fan via a jackshaft and the ratio gearbox. In an embodiment, the wind tunnel has a single fan and single hub assembly. The jackshaft operatively connects the motor and gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Maida Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Maida, Arthur Armellini
  • Patent number: 10758787
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a face, a club head body, and a hosel. The hosel has a tubular hosel body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining a bore. The bore is configured to receive a golf club shaft or a shaft adapter. The tubular hosel body is molded from a polymeric material that includes a resin and a plurality of fibers, each fiber has a length of from about 0.01 mm to about 12 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Sander
  • Patent number: 10744417
    Abstract: A water or other amusement attraction that includes an inflatable portion or material. A cavity of the attraction is located underneath an upper surface, the upper surface configured to support a flow of water and at least one rider thereon. A volume of water is configured to be disposed within the cavity, the upper surface floating upon the volume of water while connected to at least one side wall, floor, and/or nozzle structure. A pump and nozzle assembly, positioned outside of the cavity, communicates with the water within the cavity for flowing a portion of the water over the upper surface. A drainage portion, adjacent to the upper surface, drains the flowing water back into the cavity for recirculation. Support components, such as a plurality of beams or an inflatable grid structure help maintain stability for the attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whitewater West Industries, LTD.
    Inventors: Marshall Corey Myrman, Brad Koide, Danny Philp
  • Patent number: 10737153
    Abstract: Examples of golf club heads and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. In one example, a body portion of a golf club head may include a front portion. A face portion may be coupled to the front portion. The face portion may include a central strike portion and a perimeter. A plurality of projections may extend from the face portion to provide a ball striking surface for impacting a golf ball. The plurality of projections may be aligned in one or more directions across the face portion and may progressively increase in size in any direction from the central strike portion to the perimeter of the face portion. Other examples and examples may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley D. Schweigert, Michael R. Nicolette
  • Patent number: 10729950
    Abstract: A golf club head with a multi-level badge is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention is an iron type golf club head with a multi-level badge that on one level contacts a rear surface of the striking face of the golf club head, and a second level of the multi-level badge contacts a rear surface of a cavity created by the chassis of the golf club head. The gap created between the striking face of the golf club head and the rear of the chassis could be filled with a fluid that has a temperature variable viscosity, providing vibration attenuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Oswaldo Gonzalez, Marni D. Ines, Gery M. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10729946
    Abstract: A golf club set according to the present invention is constituted by a plurality of golf clubs having different loft angles, each of the golf clubs has a shaft and a golf club head, and each of the golf club heads have a crown part, a face part, a sole part, and a hosel part to which the shaft is attached. In the face part, an upper edge line that is a boundary with the crown part curves so as to protrude upward, and, out of the plurality of golf clubs, at least a pair of a first golf club having a lower loft angle and a second golf club having a higher loft angle are configured such that, in a reference state, an uppermost point of the upper edge line of the second golf club is located further on a toe side than in the first golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomotaka Aramaki
  • Patent number: 10722805
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include an amusement park ride. The amusement park ride include a ride vehicle that can transition from a first configuration to a second configuration during the duration of the ride. The amusement park ride can include a loading area for loading passengers into the ride vehicle and a separate unloading area for disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle. After disembarking passengers from the ride vehicle the ride vehicle travels to a transition area concealed from the public where the ride transitions from the second configuration to the first configuration. In the transition area, maintenance can be performed on the ride vehicle and calibration can be performed on one or more of the ride vehicle systems (e.g., projector or audio systems).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Asa K. Kalama, Robert S. Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 10722768
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a golf putter head and a golf putter including the putter head. The golf putter head comprises a putter head having a hitting face on which a hitting unit is distributed. The rigidity of the hitting unit is increased from the middle to both sides in the width direction of the hitting face. The golf putter comprises a putter shaft and a putter head coupled to putter shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tat Wong
  • Patent number: 10716976
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having a faceplate with a strike surface, a toe end opposite a heel end, a back end opposite the faceplate, and a sole opposite a top rail, the faceplate is connected to the sole and configured to pivot about the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Erik M. Henrikson, Eric J. Morales, Samuel Pendred
  • Patent number: 10716973
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. The upper and lower regions have a ramped thickness extending from a center region to an upper and lower edge of the face. The heel and toe regions have a constant face thickness and have a thickness less than the other regions. Additionally, the club head body has a flange where the face is welded to the club head body. The flange has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the heel and toe regions of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Kevin Harper, Eric A. Larson, Michael T. Prichard, Hiromitsu Akiyama, Yoshimasa Fujita
  • Patent number: 10717015
    Abstract: An amusement ride requires the participant to ascend to a platform for the beginning of the amusement ride via a single or a double helix ladder. The participants are tethered for safety. Operators attend the tether lines. The tethers also can run through belays for safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Buttercup Business, Inc.
    Inventor: Darren W. Hreniuk-Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10717014
    Abstract: A bowl-type waterslide assembly includes a sliding lane, an inlet having a first radial form and allowing a rider to access the bowl-type waterslide assembly, an outlet having a greater slope than the inlet and having a second radial form, a path allowing the rider to slide, and having a curved form and configured to provide a non-stop travel between the inlet and the outlet, a wall element in an omega form is configured for partitioning the path into a plurality of separate sections. A water distribution part is configured to provide water to the bowl-type waterslide assembly, the water distribution part is provided above the omega form of the wall element and extends through the wall element in a groove form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: POLIN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SISTEMLERI ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Ali Sinan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10709945
    Abstract: A system for automatically gathering information on a performance of an action involving an object being hit or struck, the system comprising at least one object contact sensor for detecting a contact with the object. Preferably one or more of the at least one object contact sensors comprises a shock and/or vibration sensor such as an accelerometer, and/or one or more of the at least one object contact sensors comprises a sound sensor; and the system is configured to at least partially detect shock and/or vibrations caused by contact with the object using the one or more shock and/or vibration sensors and/or at least partially detect sound generated by contact with the object using the one or more sound sensors to thereby detect contact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shot Scope Technologies Limited
    Inventor: David Hunter
  • Patent number: 10702785
    Abstract: A modular inflatable obstacle course includes a frame unit. The frame unit is configured to be placed adjacent to a second frame unit in a sequence with a first frame unit and a last frame unit. A constant air inflatable portion is configured to be placed adjacent to a second constant air inflatable portion with a first constant air inflatable portion and a last constant air inflatable portion. The constant air inflatable portion fits over the frame unit and is preferably strapped to the frame unit. The constant air inflatable portion is attached to the frame unit to support the constant air inflatable portion. The constant air inflatable portion covers a portion of the frame unit. An air connection such as a fabric tube is preferably formed between the frame unit and the constant air inflatable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 10695682
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated dynamic adaptive control are disclosed herein. The system can include a simulation vehicle that can transit at least one participant through an entertainment experience from a starting positon to a terminating position. The simulation vehicle can include a plurality of user controls. The system can include a processor that can: provide content to the at least one participant; receive user inputs via the plurality of controls of the simulation vehicle. The processor can: affect the entertainment experience based on the received user inputs; identify an intervention based on a determined discrepancy between received user inputs and expected user inputs; and modify an effect of the user inputs on the entertainment experience according to the identified intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Trowbridge, Asa K. Kalama, Robert E. Huebner
  • Patent number: 10695621
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club head that comprises a strike face. The strike face has a central region, defined by a forty millimeter by twenty millimeter rectangular area centered on a center of the strike face and elongated in a heel-to-toe direction. Within the central region, the strike face has a characteristic time (CT) of no more than 257 microseconds. Within the central region, no less than 25% of the strike face has a coefficient of restitution (COR) of at least 0.8. Within the central region, no less than 60% of the strike face has a CT of at least 235 microseconds. Within the central region, no less than 35% of the strike face has a CT of at least 240 microseconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Hoffman, Matthew D. Johnson, Todd Beach