Patents by Inventor Manjari Kuntimaddi

Manjari Kuntimaddi 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: 20210093926
    Abstract: Methods for coatings for golf balls, particularly golf balls having thermoplastic polyurethane covers, and the resulting finished balls are provided. The coating is preferably a topcoat comprising a polyurethane composition containing optical brighteners. The topcoat composition may comprise a low concentration of optical brighteners. For example, the concentration of optical brightener can be in the range of 0.01 to about 0.20 weight %. Multi-piece golf balls having inner cores, outer cores, inner covers, and intermediate layers can be made. The finished ball with the topcoat has many advantageous physical and playing performance properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 10183198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Publication number: 20180200581
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 9914023
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Publication number: 20160279480
    Abstract: A golf ball of the invention comprises: a substrate layer formed from at least one of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition and having an outer surface that is pre-modified with a catalytic coating; a metallic film that is formed about the outer surface by contacting the catalytic coating with a mixture comprising: (i) at least one aqueous and/or organic aerosol comprising at least one metal in cationic/oxidizing form; and (ii) at least one reducing agent; and a subsequent layer surrounding the metallic film and formed from at least one of a thermoset composition or a thermoplastic composition. Alternatively, the outer surface is not pre-modified. The subsequent layer may be formed about the metallic film or in some embodiments may surround a coating layer that is disposed between the metallic film and the subsequent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Patent number: 9433826
    Abstract: A golf ball of the invention comprises: a substrate layer formed from at least one of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition and having an outer surface that is pre-modified with a catalytic coating; a metallic film that is formed about the outer surface by contacting the catalytic coating with a mixture comprising: (i) at least one aqueous and/or organic aerosol comprising at least one metal in cationic/oxidizing form; and (ii) at least one reducing agent; and a subsequent layer surrounding the metallic film and formed from at least one of a thermoset composition or a thermoplastic composition. Alternatively, the outer surface is not pre-modified. The subsequent layer may be formed about the metallic film or in some embodiments may surround a coating layer that is disposed between the metallic film and the subsequent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Patent number: 9339843
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the appearance of a golf ball by visually distinguishing golf ball cover land area from golf ball cover dimples, comprising: providing a golf ball comprising a core, a cover and optionally an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, wherein said cover comprises an outer surface defining a plurality of dimples and a land area between the dimples; applying a first color to the entire golf ball outer surface; masking either the land area or the dimples; applying a second color to the outer surface over the first color; followed by removing the masking to complete a colored golf ball wherein the masked area has the color appearance of the first color and the unmasked area has the color appearance of at least one of the second color and a third color produced by applying the second color over the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Edmund A. Hebert, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 9333396
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core, a casing layer surrounding the core, a cover layer disposed about the casing layer, and three coating layers CL1, CL2, and CL3 disposed about the cover layer, wherein the respective compositions and color appearances of the cover, casing, CL1, CL2, and CL3 each contribute a color appearance to an overall golf ball color appearance CAOA having a color stability difference ?Ecmc as measured in the CIELAB color space in a QUV after 24 hrs of less than 1.5 units, or less than 1.2 units, or less than 1.15 units or up to 1.0 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Publication number: 20160114220
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 9238160
    Abstract: A method and golf ball incorporating a surface penetrating color composition comprising a colorant (e.g. dyes, tints, color effects, etc.) in a portion (surface or region) of a golf ball component or coating (substrate). The substrate is formed from a homogenous composition having a color C1 which may comprise any color within the spectrum of visible light, or be clear colorless, and alternatively, may also be opaque, translucent, or clear colored, for example. An outer surface of the substrate is treated with or otherwise exposed to a surface penetrating color composition having a C2 that is different than C1 in some respect such as hue, chroma, saturation and/or opacity. The surface penetrating color composition penetrates the golf ball substrate surface to a target depth and becomes embedded within the surface, thereby forming a surface penetrating color composition-treated component or coating having a treated region and an untreated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nathan Zieske, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 9227109
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: 9205304
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising a core, a cover disposed the core, and at least two coating layers surrounding the cover. At least one of the coating layers is a color effects coating layer disposed between the cover and an outer coating layer and comprising a color effects providing composition formed from a mixture of a mica-based luster pigment consisting of a metal oxide coated mica in an amount of from about 5 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of the color effects providing composition and titanium dioxide coated alumina in an amount of from about 50 wt. % to about 95 wt. % thereof. The color effects coating layer comprises the color effects providing composition in an amount of from about 1% to about 30% of total resin solids, and the color effects providing composition is formed from metal oxide coated mica and titanium dioxide coated alumina in a wt. ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Michael J. Sullivan, Craig Moreira
  • Patent number: 9199134
    Abstract: A method and golf ball incorporating a surface penetrating color composition comprising a colorant (e.g. dyes, tints, color effects, etc.) in a portion (surface or region) of a golf ball component or coating (substrate). The substrate is formed from a homogenous composition having a color C1 which may comprise any color within the spectrum of visible light, or be clear colorless, and alternatively, may also be opaque, translucent, or clear colored, for example. An outer surface of the substrate is treated with or otherwise exposed to a surface penetrating color composition having a C2 that is different than C1 in some respect such as hue, chroma, saturation and/or opacity. The surface penetrating color composition penetrates the golf ball substrate surface to a target depth and becomes embedded within the surface, thereby forming a surface penetrating color composition-treated component or coating having a treated region and an untreated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nathan Zieske, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20150251059
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core, a casing layer surrounding the core, a cover layer disposed about the casing layer, and three coating layers CL1, CL2, and CL3 disposed about the cover layer, wherein the respective compositions and color appearances of the cover, casing, CL1, CL2, and CL3 each contribute a color appearance to an overall golf ball color appearance CAOA having a color stability difference ?Ecmc as measured in the CIELAB color space in a QUV after 24 hrs of less than 1.5 units, or less than 1.2 units, or less than 1.15 units or up to 1.0 units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Michael Michalewich, Shawn Ricci, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Patent number: 9056223
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a golf ball comprising a core, a cover and optionally an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover which in any combination comprise at least two color contributing components, each of which comprises a colorant that contributes to an overall golf ball color, the color contributing components having different hues and different saturations, wherein the hue and saturation and a chroma of each contributing component contributes to an overall golf ball hue, saturation and chroma such that: the overall golf ball hue is different than the hue of each color contributing component; the overall golf ball saturation is different than the saturation of at least one of the color contributing components; and the overall golf ball chroma is different than the chroma of at least one of the color contributing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Glenn D Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9044650
    Abstract: A golf ball painting system and method comprising: providing at least one golf ball, the cover having an outer surface comprising a surface area Sa; masking a portion P1 of surface area Sa with at least one masking part MA1, portion P1 having a surface area Sb that is less than surface area Sa; applying paint having a color C1 onto an unmasked portion P2 of surface area Sa, portion P2 having a surface area Sc that is less than surface area Sa and such that Sc+Sb+Sn=Sa wherein n is the number of masking parts; masking surface area Sc with a masking part MA2; removing MA1 from Sb; painting Sb a color C2 wherein C2 is different than C1; forming a painted golf ball having an overall color appearance of at least two different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Patent number: 8915804
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising: core comprising at least one layer A, cover comprising at least one layer B, intermediate layer C disposed between core and cover, and coating D applied on outermost surface of the golf ball. At least two of layer A, layer B, layer C and coating D comprise a golf ball color contributing component comprising a color and contributing to an overall golf ball color, at least two color contributing components have different saturations or different chromas, or both. Overall golf ball hue is different than that of each color contributing component and overall saturation and chroma are different than that of at least one color contributing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Glenn D Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20140073458
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Michalewich, Brian Comeau, Shawn Ricci, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Publication number: 20140066229
    Abstract: A golf ball painting system and method comprising: providing at least one golf ball, the cover having an outer surface comprising a surface area Sa; masking a portion P1 of surface area Sa with at least one masking part MA1, portion P1 having a surface area Sb that is less than surface area Sa; applying paint having a color C1 onto an unmasked portion P2 of surface area Sa, portion P2 having a surface area Sc that is less than surface area Sa and such that Sc+Sb+Sn=Sa wherein n is the number of masking parts; masking surface area Sc with a masking part MA2; removing MA1 from Sb; painting Sb a color C2 wherein C2 is different than C1; forming a painted golf ball having an overall color appearance of at least two different colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Publication number: 20140018193
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising core; a cover disposed about the core; and a coating system disposed about the cover having at least three layers: a first coating layer C1 surrounding the cover; a second coating layer C2 surrounding C1; and a third coating layer C3 surrounding C2; wherein C1 has a first color appearance A1, C2 has a second color appearance A2, and C3 has a third color appearance A3 such that A1?A2?A3 and wherein A1, A2, and A3 each contribute to an overall golf ball color appearance. A method of making the inventive golf ball comprises: providing a core and a cover disposed about the core; and providing a coating system about the cover comprising Cn coating layers wherein n?3, and wherein each of the Cn coating layers have a different color appearance contributing to the overall golf ball color appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge