Patents by Inventor Joseph Morell

Joseph Morell 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).

  • Patent number: 6257993
    Abstract: Tubular golf club shaft made from composite materials comprising layers of fibers impregnated with plastic resin and provided over its length with at least one are of enlargement (6) and or narrowing. The curve of generation of the internal diameter of the shaft as a function of its length beginning at the point of the smallest internal diameter and extending to at least one of the ends of the shaft incorporates at least one decreasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Jean-Marc Banchelin
  • Patent number: 5961396
    Abstract: Tubular golf club shaft made from composite materials comprising layers of fibers impregnated with plastic resin and provided over its length with at least one are of enlargement (6) and or narrowing. The curve of generation of the internal diameter of the shaft as a function of its length beginning at the point of the smallest internal diameter and extending to at least one of the ends of the shaft incorporates at least one decreasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Jean-Marc Banchelin
  • Patent number: 5759112
    Abstract: Tubular golf club shaft made from composite materials comprising layers of fibers impregnated with plastic resin and provided over its length with at least one are of enlargement (6) and or narrowing. The curve of generation of the internal diameter of the shaft as a function of its length beginning at the point of the smallest internal diameter and extending to at least one of the ends of the shaft incorporates at least one decreasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Jean-Marc Banchelin
  • Patent number: 5716291
    Abstract: Tubular golf club shaft made from composite materials comprising layers of fibers impregnated with plastic resin and provided over its length with at least one area of enlargement and/or narrowing. The curve of generation of the internal diameter of the shaft as a function of its length beginning at the point of the smallest internal diameter and extending to at least one of the ends of the shaft incorporates at least one decreasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Jean-Marc Banchelin
  • Patent number: 5301951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.The peripheral surface of the ball has dimples defining, at their intersections with this peripheral surface, circles of intersection distributed for the most part over the interior of twenty-four first elementary surfaces in the form of an irregular spherical quadrilateral, identical or constituting mutual mirror images, of eight second identical elementary surfaces in the form of spherical equilateral triangle and of twenty-four third elementary surfaces in the form of a spherical rectangular triangle, which are identical or constituting mutual mirror images, these elementary surfaces being defined by nine equatorial circles of the sphere defining the general shape of the peripheral surface of the ball. By a careful selection of the relative position of the equatorial circles, the distribution and diameters of the circles of intersection, one can render the orientation of the ball relatively indifferent with respect to the impact on the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 5078400
    Abstract: Golf clubs are disclosed having weighted tips and weighted hosels so as to achieve a predetermined weight distribution in both the horizontal and vertical direction. The distance between the hosel and tip weights is maximized as a result of their respective geometries relative to the center of gravity of the club head, and the stability of the club head is increased both about a horizontal axis and about a vertical axis through the center of gravity. In one version the tip weight is at least twice the weight at the hosel and in another version these weights are substantially indentical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Jacques Desbiolles, Joseph Morell, Denis Gasquet
  • Patent number: 5064199
    Abstract: A golf ball having a peripheral surface with dimples distributed essentially within a plurality of first identical elemental surfaces in the form of irregular spherical pentagons; a plurality of second identical elemental surfaces in the form of spherical equilateral triangles; and a plurality of third identical elemental surfaces in the form of spherical isosceles triangles, these elemental surfaces being defined by six equatorial circles of the sphere generally defining the peripheral surface of the golf ball. By a judicious choice in the relative positions of the equatorial circles, of the distribution, and of the diameters of the circles of intersection, the orientation of the ball with respect to impact therewith can be rendered relatively irrelevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 5063693
    Abstract: A ski boot comprises a rigid shell base on which an upper is adapted to be journalled. The upper comprises a rear spoiler and a front cuff, and the lower edge of the cuff is adapted to cooperate with the upper surface of the shell base via a flexion element. The flexion element is mounted substantially transversely to the longitudinal axis of the boot, and is continuously in support with the lower edge of the cuff, or is formed integrally with the lower edge of the cuff. The support is provided substantially along the longitudinal axis of the boot, i.e., along a central portion of the lower edge of the cuff. The use of this type of flexion element makes it possible to ensure, for expert or skillful skiers, that the upper will flex perfectly about the axis of the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Louis Benoit
  • Patent number: 4982964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4974856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4974853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to golf ball.In order to improve the indifferent character of the orientation of the ball with respect to the strike, the peripheral surface (2) of it has dimples (115,116) essentially distributed inside 2 groups of 48 elemental surfaces (113,114), identical in the same group and different from one group to the other in the form of spherical right-angle triangles, delimited by 13 equatorial circles (56 to 61, 65 to 67, 108 to 111) of the sphere defining the general shape of the peripheral surface (2) of the ball (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4974855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball. In order to improve the indifferent character of the orientation of the ball with respect to the strike, the peripheral surface (2) of it has dimples (69) essentially distributed inside 48 identical elemental surfaces (68), in the form of spherical right-angle triangles, delimited by 9 equatorial circles (56 to 61, 65 to 67) of the sphere defining the general shape of the peripheral surface (2) of the ball (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4974854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.In order to improve the indifferent character of the orientation of the ball with respect to the strike, the peripheral surface (2) of it has dimples (123,124,125,126) essentially distributed inside 126 elemental surfaces (104,105,106,115), delimited by 12 equatorial circles (92 to 103) of the sphere defining the general shape of the peripheral surface (2) of the ball (3), on the basis of:6 identical elemental surfaces (104) of spherical, regular octagonal form,48 identical elemental surfaces (105) of spherical triangular form,3 groups of 24 identical elemental surfaces (106,231,115) of spherical quadrilateral form having two equal opposite angles (107,108,131,116,117) and two different opposite angles (109,110,133,134,118,119) defined by two respective equal length sides (111,112,113,114,135, 136,137,138,120,121,122,123).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4973057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4971330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf ball.In order to improve the indifferent character of the orientation of the ball with respect to the strike, the peripheral surface (2) of it has dimples (115,116) essentially distributed inside 48 identical elemental surfaces (113), in the form of spherical right-angle triangles, and 24 identical elemental surfaces (114) in the form of spherical quadrilaterals delimited by 10 equatorial circles (56 to 61, 108 to 111) of the sphere defining the general shape of the peripheral surface (2) of the ball (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4951402
    Abstract: A manipulation element for closing and latching a rear spoiler of boot on the leg of a skier. The manipulation element is journaled on the rear spoiler so that journalling of this element tensions a cable which closes the spoiler on the leg of the skier. The manipulation element comprises a U-shaped lever having an open space therein adapted to receive a second manipulation element which can, for example, lock the heel of the foot in the boot. In this way, two manipulation elements can be positioned on the dorsal zone of the spoiler. In another embodiment, the manipulation element includes two lateral ribs, each having a groove extending along the length of the rib for engaging and protecting the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Bernard Nerrinck, Joseph Morell, Roland Petrini
  • Patent number: 4943059
    Abstract: A golf club comprises a golf club head including a plug member containing a threaded axial bore. An elongated golf club shaft, containing an axially extending bore, has a connector portion at one axial end, and a gripper portion at the other axial end. A threaded rod is retained on the connector portion of the shaft, and is threaded into the axial bore of the plug member of the head for operatively connecting the shaft to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon, S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Morell
  • Patent number: 4910890
    Abstract: A ski boot including a rigid shell base and a cuff journalled to the shell base. A manipulation lever for adjusting the fit of the boot, the manipulation lever being positioned at an upper zone of the shell base. At least one flexion element having a space for receiving the manipulation lever, the flexion element being associated with an upper surface of the shell base and cooperating with the cuff. The flexion element being mounted transversely to a longitudinal axis of the boot and being adapted to extend over at least a portion of the periphery of the foot of a skier using the boot over a zone extending along the flexion fold of the instep of the skier. The cuff having a lower edge adapted to cooperate with an upper surface of the shell base via at least one flexion element, the flexion element being in continuous supporting contact with the lowered cuff edge at least along the longitudinal axis of the boot. An internal foot tightening apparatus for adjusting the fit of the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Louis Benoit, Bernard Nerrinck
  • Patent number: 4901455
    Abstract: A ski boot including an upper journalled on a rigid shell base around a journal axis so that the upper can undergo forward flexion around the journal axis in response to forward flexion of the leg of the skier. Also provided is a flexion control device which elastically opposes forward flexion of the upper. The flexion control device is an elastic element positioned between the shell base and the upper and extends transversely to the longitudinal axis of the boot. One end of the elastic element is attached to the shell base at a linkage point spaced from the journal axis. Another portion of the elastic element is attached to the lower edge of the cuff at a support point by a retention element. These attachments are such that during forward flexion: the distance from the journal axis to the support is invariant, the distance from the journal axis to the linkage point is invariant, and the distance from the support point to the linkage point varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Salomon, S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Morell, Jean-Louis De Marchi, Norbert Kopp
  • Patent number: 4790081
    Abstract: A manipulation element for closing and latching a rear spoiler of boot on the leg of a skier. The manipulation element is journaled on the rear spoiler so that journalling of this element tensions a cable which closes the spoiler on the leg of the skier. The manipulation element comprises a U-shaped lever having an open space therein adapted to receive a second manipulation element which can, for example, lock the heel of the foot in the boot. In this way, two manipulation elements can be positioned on the dorsal zone of the spoiler. In another embodiment, the manipulation element includes two lateral ribs, each having a groove extending along the length of the rib for engaging and protecting the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit, Bernard Nerrinck, Joseph Morell, Roland Petrini