Patents by Inventor DONALD A. SERINO

DONALD A. SERINO has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210093929
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are golf balls having a thermoplastic outer cover layer formed from a thermoplastic polyurethane composition. The golf balls are produced without the use of a secondary treatment step that would result in the crosslinking of the polyurethane cover composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Scott Cooper, Brian Comeau, Matthew F. Hogge, Michael R. Madson, Donald A. Serino, Michael J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20210094210
    Abstract: Golf ball methods and molds for quickly and efficiently eliminating air/gas from within a mold while better centering a subassembly in the mold during golf ball manufacture and the improved golf balls resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ajay Vora, John M. Thorton, Kevin J. Rice, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 10150012
    Abstract: Golf ball having at least three layers comprising ionomeric and/or HNP compositions, wherein for each two adjacent layers, a relationship is established between a ratio of the volumes of the two adjacent layers and a ratio of the percent neutralizations of those two layers such that the volumes and % neutralizations of all layers are interrelated and interdependent to produce unique and desirable playing characteristics. In one embodiment, a golf ball of the invention has T layers, wherein T?3 and each of T layers has a different volume “V” and comprises an ionomeric and/or HNP composition having a different % neutralization “N”; and wherein each of n inner layers of the T layers (n<T) has an adjacent surrounding layer n+1 such that a volume Vn and a % neutralization Nn of each inner layer and a volume V(n+1) and % neutralization N(n+1) of each adjacent surrounding layer n+1 satisfy the relationship (V(n+1)?Vn)/V(n+1)?(Nn?N(n+1))/N(n+1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A. Herbert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 10150011
    Abstract: Golf ball having at least three layers comprising ionomeric and/or HNP compositions, wherein for each two adjacent layers, a relationship is established between a ratio of the volumes of the two adjacent layers and a ratio of the percent neutralizations of those two layers such that the volumes and % neutralizations of all layers are interrelated and interdependent to produce unique and desirable playing characteristics. In one embodiment, a golf ball of the invention has T layers, wherein T?3 and each of T layers has a different volume “V” and comprises an ionomeric and/or HNP composition having a different % neutralization “N”. Furthermore, each of n inner layers of the T layers (n<T) has an adjacent surrounding layer n+1 such that a volume Vn and a % neutralization Nn of each inner layer and a volume V(n+1) and % neutralization N(n+1) of each adjacent surrounding layer n+1 satisfy the relationship (Vn?V(n+1))/Vn?(Nn?N(n+1))/N(n+1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A. Hebert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 10046210
    Abstract: Golf ball having CoR of at least 0.700 and comprising: a substantially spherical subassembly having diameter of 1.3 inches or greater and compression of from about 15-60; and a thin outer layer having a compression molded thickness of about 0.015-0.055 inches and consisting of first and second hemispherical cups consisting of a polymer composition having a melt flow index at 190° C. under a 2.16-kg load of from about 0.8 g/10 min. to about 4 g/10 min. and having a cup thickness ratio of from about 1.10 to 1.70 as well as an inner surface that is sized, shaped and contoured to receive and conformally and adhesively mate onto and about the subassembly during compression molding such that the subassembly in the finished golf ball is substantially spherical and disposed concentrically within the thin outer layer. Also, the novel hemispherical cups and the method of making the golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ajay Vora, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 9925425
    Abstract: Golf ball having at least three layers comprising an ionomeric and/or HNP composition, wherein for each two adjacent layers, a relationship is established between a ratio of the volumes of the two adjacent layers and a ratio of the percent neutralizations of those two layers such that the volumes and % neutralizations of all layers are interrelated and interdependent to produce unique and desirable playing characteristics. In one embodiment, each of T layers, wherein T?3, has a different volume “V” and comprises an ionomeric/HNP composition having a different % neutralization “N”; and wherein each of n inner layers of the T layers (n<T) has an adjacent surrounding layer n+1 such that a volume Vn and a % neutralization Nn of each inner layer and a volume V(n+1) and % neutralization N(n+1) of each adjacent surrounding layer n+1 satisfy the relationship (V(n+1)?Vn)/V(n+1)?(N(n+1)?Nn)/Nn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A. Hebert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20180043216
    Abstract: Golf balls having an initial velocity greater than 255 ft/sec and/or an overall distance of greater than 320 yards are disclosed. The golf balls comprise one or more core layers, one or more cover layers, and optionally one or more intermediate layers disposed between the core and the cover. At least one layer is optionally formed from a composition comprising from 2 wt % to 50 wt % of a plasticizer, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Edmund A. Hebert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A. Serino, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 9643062
    Abstract: Golf ball having at least three layers comprising an ionomeric and/or HNP composition, wherein for each two adjacent layers there is a relationship between a ratio of the volumes of the two adjacent layers and a ratio of the percent (%) neutralizations of those two layers such that the volumes and % neutralizations of all layers are interrelated and interdependent to produce unique and desirable playing characteristics. In one embodiment, a golf ball of the invention has T layers, wherein T?3 and each of the T layers has a different volume “V” and comprises an ionomeric and/or HNP composition having a different % neutralization “N”. Furthermore, each inner layer n of the T layers (n<T) has an adjacent surrounding layer n+1 such that a volume Vn and a % neutralization Nn of each inner layer and a volume V(n+1) and % neutralization N(n+1) of each adjacent surrounding layer n+1 satisfy the relationship (Vn?V(n+1))/Vn?(N(n+1)?Nn)/Nn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Derek A. Ladd, Edmund A Hebert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A Serino
  • Publication number: 20160346622
    Abstract: Golf balls having an initial velocity greater than 255 ft/sec and/or an overall distance of greater than 320 yards are disclosed. The golf balls comprise one or more core layers, one or more cover layers, and optionally one or more intermediate layers disposed between the core and the cover. At least one layer is optionally formed from a composition comprising from 2 wt % to 50 wt % of a plasticizer, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Edmund A. Hebert, Douglas E. Jones, Donald A. Serino, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 9254425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single heterogeneous cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Michael J. Sullivan, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 9199129
    Abstract: A method of making a ball, comprising: forming an inner core having a diameter of about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Herbert C. Boehm, Michael McNamara, Diomar Correia, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20150182813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single heterogeneous cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Michael J. Sullivan, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 9011275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single heterogeneous cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Michael J. Sullivan, Donald A. Serino
  • Patent number: 8926452
    Abstract: A method of making a ball, comprising: forming an inner core having a diameter of about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Hebert C. Boehm, Michael McNamara, Diomar Correia, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20140011608
    Abstract: A method of making a ball, comprising: forming an inner core having a diameter of about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Hebert C. Boehm, Michael McNamara, Diomar Correia, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20130281232
    Abstract: A method of making a ball, comprising: forming an inner core having a diameter of about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Herbert C. Boehm, Michael McNamara, Diomar Correia, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20130270745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single heterogeneous cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Michael J. Sullivan, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20120094784
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to golf balls, and more specifically, to a golf ball having a single cover layer that is comprised of a blend of two or more distinct resinous materials. The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a single cover layer of heterogeneous composition. One embodiment of the invention describes a method wherein a core, comprising one or more layers, has pre-molded hemispherical cover cups placed about the core and each cover cup has at least two layers of distinct resinous materials, and the cover cups are heated and compressed such that the resinous materials in the cover cups intermingle with each other to form a single cover layer comprised of a non-distinct blend of the materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Michael J. Sullivan, Donald A. Serino
  • Publication number: 20090305816
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses a golf ball having a diameter and being comprised of a core and a cover, wherein the core is further comprised of a fluid mass at the center of the ball, and a first, solid, non-wound mantle layer surrounding the fluid mass, wherein the first mantle layer comprises a copolymer or terpolymer of ethylene and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid, the acid being neutralized at least 80% by a salt of an organic acid, a cation source, or a suitable base of the organic acid, and wherein the cover comprises polyurethane, polyurea, or a polyurea/polyurethane hybrid. Preferably, the rate of spin decay is at least 10% of an initial spin rate of the golf ball over the entire ball flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: WILLIAM E. MORGAN, HERBERT C. BOEHM, MICHAEL MCNAMARA, DIOMAR CORREIA, DONALD A. SERINO
  • Publication number: 20050186822
    Abstract: A hybrid receptacle coupler (10,30,50) having at least two modes of coupling, for coupling with complementary plug couplers having disparate coupling modes. A camming latch (12,32,52) is defined on the external surface (16,36,56) for quick connect/disconnect coupling with a quick connect/disconnect coupler (300). Threading (20,40,58,60) is defined on the internal surface (18), or the external surface (32), or on both the internal and external surfaces (52,62) for threaded coupling with threaded plug couplers (100,200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: ALDEN PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald Serino, Sharon Thomas