Patents by Inventor James C. Van Loon, III

James C. Van Loon, III 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: 20170266524
    Abstract: A lacrosse mesh with elastic portions is provided. Elastic portions of the lacrosse mesh may be formed along one or more vertical paths along a length of the lacrosse mesh. In some embodiments, the vertical paths along the length of the mesh having elastic properties may be symmetrical about a center of the mesh, or in other embodiments may not be symmetrical. The invention includes lacrosse mesh and goalie lacrosse mesh. The lacrosse mesh may be displaced in response to receiving a thrown ball or by a ball during a throwing motion of a lacrosse stick with the lacrosse mesh with elastic portions coupled to the head of the lacrosse stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Publication number: 20170175309
    Abstract: A method of forming a lacrosse mesh with a plurality of mesh sizes dispersed horizontally and vertically within the lacrosse mesh is provided. The chain notation may include control of any number of guide bars. Additionally, the chain notation may account for varying crossover length and leg length of mesh sizes formed utilizing the chain notation, wherein the varying of the crossover length and the leg length results in varying the mesh sizes while still maintaining the same chain length for forming the various mesh sizes in the lacrosse mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon III
  • Publication number: 20090239688
    Abstract: A lacrosse stick mesh is disclosed in which each aperture of the mesh has the form of an extended diamond shape. The extended diamond shape of each aperture has a greater length in a vertical direction than in a horizontal direction. The vertical direction is the direction in which the lacrosse ball is thrown from the pocket of the lacrosse stick mesh. The lacrosse stick mesh has more surface area that is in contact with a lacrosse ball in the vertical direction when the lacrosse ball is in the mesh pocket. When a player swings the lacrosse stick to impart force to the lacrosse ball and throws the lacrosse ball from the mesh pocket, more of the force is imparted to the ball in the vertical direction by the lacrosse stick mesh than would be imparted if the lacrosse stick mesh were formed having prior art aperture shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: 5050999
    Abstract: An open-mesh net bag is formed of a rectangular piece of open-mesh netting and a pair of elongated flexible cords. A central length portion of each cord is interlaced through the meshes of netting piece along a respective end edge region, a pair of loop-forming length portions are intertwined with each other to form a loop with the central length portion, a pair of intermediate length portions are interlaced through the meshes along about one-half the length of the side edge regions, whereupon terminal end portions of the respective cords are connected to each other. A method of forming the open-mesh bag is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: D811504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: D886928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: D887510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: D889575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III
  • Patent number: D919724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: James C. Van Loon, III