Patents by Inventor Matthew F. Hogge

Matthew F. Hogge 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: 20230249034
    Abstract: A golf ball is disclosed herein that includes at least one radar detectable mark such that a projected pattern is formed when the at least one radar detectable mark is radially projected onto an outer surface of the golf ball. The projected pattern can have a first wave profile mapped along a path defined by a first spherical arc on the outer surface of the golf ball. The projected pattern can comprise at least one first crest and at least one first trough. The projected pattern can have a periodic function selected from: a sine wave, a sawtooth wave, a triangle wave, or a square wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson, Jedediah H. James
  • Publication number: 20230173345
    Abstract: Golf ball comprising one or more layers and/or indicia formed from a fluorescent composition comprising: a base polymer; and a colorant; wherein the colorant is a small-molecule ionic isolation lattice formed from one or more fluorescent dye and one or more cyanostar macrocycles. The one or more fluorescent dyes may include at least one dye selected from xanthenes, oxazines, styryls, cyanines, trianguleniums, or mixtures thereof. The colorant may be a dispersion of the small-molecule ionic isolation lattice in a carrier medium or a powder. In particular embodiments, at least one of the one or more layers is a cover layer and/or a coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Matthew F. Hogge, Derek A. Ladd, Brian Comeau, Robert Blink
  • Publication number: 20230095376
    Abstract: Golf balls including a plurality of radar detectable marks disposed on any single layer or among two or more layers thereof are provided. When all of the radar detectable marks present on any layer of the ball are radially projected onto the outer surface of the ball, the resulting overall pattern of projected radar detectable marks includes a series of three or marks located on a 1.5 mm wide great circle band on the outer surface of the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Richard Daprato
  • Publication number: 20230087352
    Abstract: Golf balls including a plurality of radar detectable marks disposed on any single layer or among two or more layers thereof are provided. When all of the radar detectable marks present on any layer of the ball are radially projected onto the outer surface of the ball, the resulting overall pattern of projected radar detectable marks includes a series of three or marks located on a 1.5 mm wide great circle band on the outer surface of the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Richard Daprato, Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Publication number: 20220370856
    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 preferably comprises 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 %. The optical brighteners provide the desired brightness to the golf ball without sacrificing color stability. 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: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 11395942
    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 preferably comprises 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 %. The optical brighteners provide the desired brightness to the golf ball without sacrificing color stability. 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: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Publication number: 20220184461
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a subassembly such as a cover and a coating layer disposed entirely about an outer surface of the subassembly; wherein the coating layer has a first color region, a second color region, and a transition color region that is transitionally disposed between the first color region and the second color region. The first color region has a first color appearance; the second color region has a second color appearance that is different than the first color appearance; and the transition color region has a transitional color appearance that is comprised of the first color appearance and the second color appearance. The transitional color region may be disposed circumferentially about the outer surface of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Publication number: 20220161102
    Abstract: Golf balls including one or more layers having at least one radar detectable mark disposed on the surface thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Richard Daprato
  • Publication number: 20220161104
    Abstract: Golf balls including one or more layers having at least one radar detectable mark disposed on the surface thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Brian Comeau, Michael R. Madson, Richard Daprato, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Publication number: 20220161101
    Abstract: Golf balls including one or more layers having at least one radar detectable mark disposed on the surface thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Matthew F. Hogge, Richard Daprato
  • Publication number: 20220161118
    Abstract: Golf balls including one or more layers having at least one radar detectable mark disposed on the surface thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Matthew F. Hogge, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Richard Daprato
  • Publication number: 20220161103
    Abstract: Golf balls including one or more layers having at least one radar detectable mark disposed on the surface thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Brian Comeau, Michael R. Madson, Richard Daprato, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Peter L. Serdahl
  • Publication number: 20210316189
    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 preferably comprises 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 %. The optical brighteners provide the desired brightness to the golf ball without sacrificing color stability. 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: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 11040250
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Scott Cooper, Matthew F. Hogge
  • 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: 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: 10471307
    Abstract: The present invention provides golf balls having a non-straight flight trajectory due, at least in part, to a dimple pattern wherein the dimples on the opposing sides of the ball have at least one design feature that is different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, William E. Morgan, 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
  • Patent number: 10150009
    Abstract: Golf ball incorporating at least one very thin moisture barrier film (monolayer film, bi-layer film or multi-layer film) comprising ethylene-based cycloolefin copolymer(s) and having a thickness of up to 0.009 inches as well as a normalized moisture vapor transmission rate (nMVTR) of less than about 5.0 g/(m2┬Ěday). The ethylene-based cycloolefin copolymer-containing moisture barrier film is disposed about and adjacent to an outer surface of a subassembly and is surrounded by at least one outer layer having an nMVTR that is greater than that of the moisture barrier film. In particular embodiments, the nMVTR of the subassembly is also greater than that of the moisture barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Peter L. Serdahl, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20180311532
    Abstract: The present invention provides golf balls having a non-straight flight trajectory due, at least in part, to a dimple pattern wherein the dimples on the opposing sides of the ball have at least one design feature that is different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci, William E. Morgan, Matthew F. Hogge