Patents by Inventor Lowell L. LaSalle

Lowell L. LaSalle 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: 4836551
    Abstract: A system enabling a simulated golf game is set forth and includes a tee area opposite an upright screen having an image formed thereon to provide a simulated visual appearance of the golf hole. It is enclosed in a building having a ceiling of perhaps fifteen feet above the tee area with a ceiling portion sloping upwardly away from the golfer to permit the golfer to hit nine iron shots which are lofted toward the ceiling, the ceiling intercepting such shots and deflecting them away from the golfer. A sensor observes the flight of the ball and transmits the flight data to a CPU which computes the trajectory of the ball and its ultimate resting place or lie. A display apparatus communicates to the golfer the resting place of the ball on the fairway based on the calculations of the CPU. A separate approach area including a green with cup is used to complete the play of the simulated hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: Lowell L. LaSalle