Patents by Inventor Mitchell E. Lutz

Mitchell E. Lutz 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: 8883057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to golf balls, and in particular, to golf balls having at least one portion formed from at least one non-ionomeric, silane-crosslinked polyolefin materials that are formed in the presence of moisture or water during golf ball construction. The present invention also relates to methods of forming golf balls having at least one portion formed from at least one non-ionomeric, silane-crosslinked polyolefin materials that are formed in the presence of moisture or water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 8353788
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a golf ball that contains an interpenetrating polymer network, or IPN, including at least two polymeric components. These IPNs may be present in any golf ball layer, although in an intermediate or cover layer in one preferred embodiment. The present invention is also directed to methods of forming a golf ball containing an IPN in one or more of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Shenshen Wu, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan, David A. Bulpett, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 8354487
    Abstract: Golf ball components, such as cores, intermediate layers, and covers, formed with compositions including precursors with acrylate functionality crosslinked with a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Patent number: 8206790
    Abstract: A polyurea-based curable coating for use with sports equipment, such as golf balls, golf shoes, golf clubs, footballs, billiard balls, baseballs, and the like, of which the coating may be cured over time, with heat, or a combination thereof, providing enhanced adhesion to equipment surfaces, improved abrasion resistance, and increased water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 8137212
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a multilayer golf ball which comprises a core having a treated surface and a cover layer having a plurality of dimples, wherein the cover layer is disposed concentrically about the core and bonded to the core preferably without an adhesive. The multilayer golf balls may alternatively or additionally be formed such that at least one layer of the core has a treated surface and is bonded, preferably without an adhesive, to an adjacent layer. The golf balls may be prepared by forming a first portion of a golf ball, wherein the first portion has a surface, treating the surface of the first portion to increase the adhesion thereof, and bonding at least a portion of a second portion concentrically about the surface of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Edmund A. Hebert, Mitchell E. Lutz, Thomas Mydlack
  • Publication number: 20110207557
    Abstract: A polyurea-based curable coating for use with sports equipment, such as golf balls, golf shoes, golf clubs, footballs, billiard balls, baseballs, and the like, of which the coating may be cured over time, with heat, or a combination thereof, providing enhanced adhesion to equipment surfaces, improved abrasion resistance, and increased water resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Publication number: 20110165967
    Abstract: Golf ball components, such as cores, intermediate layers, and covers, formed with compositions including precursors with acrylate functionality crosslinked with a curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Patent number: 7935421
    Abstract: A polyurea-based curable coating for use with sports equipment, such as golf balls, golf shoes, golf clubs, footballs, billiard balls, baseballs, and the like, of which the coating may be cured over time, with heat, or a combination thereof, providing enhanced adhesion to equipment surfaces, improved abrasion resistance, and increased water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 7906601
    Abstract: Golf ball components, such as cores, intermediate layers, and covers, formed with compositions including precursors with acrylate functionality crosslinked with a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Publication number: 20100062877
    Abstract: Golf ball components, such as cores, intermediate layers, and covers, formed with compositions including precursors with acrylate functionality crosslinked with a curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Patent number: 7572508
    Abstract: A polyurea-based curable coating for use with sports equipment, such as golf balls, golf shoes, golf clubs, footballs, billiard balls, baseballs, and the like, of which the coating may be cured over time, with heat, or a combination thereof, providing enhanced adhesion to equipment surfaces, improved abrasion resistance, and increased water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Matthew F. Hogge
  • Patent number: 7572873
    Abstract: Golf ball components, such as cores, intermediate layers, and covers, formed with compositions including precursors with acrylate functionality crosslinked with a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Lutz, Manjari Kuntimaddi
  • Publication number: 20090011861
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a golf ball that contains an interpenetrating polymer network, or IPN, including at least two polymeric components. These IPNs may be present in any golf ball layer, although in an intermediate or cover layer in one preferred embodiment. The present invention is also directed to methods of forming a golf ball containing an IPN in one or more of the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Shenshen Wu, Kevin M. Harris, Muradli Rajagopalan, David A. Bulpett, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7429220
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a golf ball that contains an interpenetrating polymer network, or IPN, including at least two polymeric components. These IPNs may be present in any golf ball layer, although in an intermediate or cover layer in one preferred embodiment. The present invention is also directed to methods of forming a golf ball containing an IPN in one or more of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Manjari Kuntimaddi, Shenshen Wu, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan, David A. Bulpett, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7428869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method printing indicia that includes dynamically controlling viscosity within a sealed cup assembly that is used in pad printing radiation curable inks on game balls. The present invention further relates to a method of removing radiation ink from an uncured inked golf ball surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7357733
    Abstract: A golf ball with at least one moisture vapor barrier layer is disclosed. The moisture vapor barrier layer is formed from a composition comprising a filler dispersed in a liquid or solven-born polymer of multi-olefin, iso-olefin, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F Hogge, Mitchell E Lutz, Michael J Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7291072
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monitor system that measures flight characteristics of at least one object moving in a predetermined field-of-view using at least one fluorescent marker. The system may include a lighting unit with a light filter, at least one camera unit with a camera filter. The lighting unit directs light in the direction of the object. If there is a light filter the light is filtered prior to reaching the object. The camera unit is pointed toward the object and the camera filter inhibits all wavelengths except those in a certain range. The reflected light from the object is transmitted to the camera through the camera filter. In one embodiment, the system includes a camera filter that is electronically switchable between at least two colors. The present invention further includes methods for monitoring at least one object with at least one marker using filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Laurent C. Bissonnette, William Gobush, Diane I. Pelletier, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7279529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to golf balls, and in particular, to golf balls having at least one portion formed from at least one non-ionomeric, silane-crosslinked polyolefin materials that are formed in the presence of moisture or water during golf ball construction. The present invention also relates to methods of forming golf balls having at least one portion formed from at least one non-ionomeric, silane-crosslinked polyolefin materials that are formed in the presence of moisture or water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7262235
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a center, an inner cover layer, and an outer cover layer, wherein the outer cover layer has a color lightness, L*, of 87 or greater following exposure to UV light at an irradiance power of 1.00 W/m2/nm for a period of about 1 hour to about 4 hours, and the cover comprises a polyurea formed from a prepolymer and a curing agent; and a blend of color stabilizers consisting of 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-methyl-6-dodecylphenol, 3-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-5-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzenepropanoic acid, and 2-[4-((2-Hydroxy-3-dodecyloxypropyl)oxy)-2-hydroxyphenyl]-4,6-bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-1,3,5-triazine; wherein each of the color stabilizers is present in an amount of 1.0 to 3.0 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: David A. Bulpett, Shenshen Wu, Kevin M. Harris, Manjari Kuntimaddi, Mitchell E. Lutz
  • Patent number: 7247697
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core, a cover encasing the core, at least one coating layer encasing the cover, and at least one indicia layer immediate adjacent to the coating layer is provided. At least one of the indicia and coating layers comprises at least one two-part, reactive composition comprising at least one radiation-curable iso(thio)cyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Matthew F. Hogge, Mitchell E. Lutz, Michael A. Mayo