Patents by Inventor Pamela V. Arnold

Pamela V. Arnold 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: 9018295
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9018294
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8927653
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8784238
    Abstract: Compositions for golf balls including modified highly neutralized polymeric compositions that have improved processability including improved melt flow index and improved performance characteristics when included in a layer of a golf ball. In addition, the compositions of the invention have less moisture transmission and higher flexural modulus than non-modified highly neutralized polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Michael J. Sullivan, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 8096898
    Abstract: Golf ball compositions including a rosin-modified polymeric composition including a conventional ionomer, acid copolymer, highly neutralized polymer, or other suitable polymer that has been modified with a rosin material to impart stiffness through increasing the flexural modulus of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold, Michael D. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20100151967
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20100151968
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20100151970
    Abstract: Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor cationic groups, in the presence of an alkylating, quaternizing, or ternarizing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20100130308
    Abstract: Golf ball compositions including a rosin-modified polymeric composition including a conventional ionomer, acid copolymer, highly neutralized polymer, or other suitable polymer that has been modified with a rosin material to impart stiffness through increasing the flexural modulus of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold, Michael D. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20100125003
    Abstract: Golf balls formed with at least one layer incorporating an anionic polyurea material formed from an isocyanate, an amine-terminated component, and an amine-terminated curing agent where at least one of the amine-terminated component and amine-terminated curing agent includes a R?—R? segment with acid functionalization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20100125004
    Abstract: Golf balls formed with at least one layer incorporating an anionic polyurea material formed from an isocyanate, an amine-terminated component, and an amine-terminated curing agent where at least one of the amine-terminated component and amine-terminated curing agent includes a R?-R? segment with acid functionalization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Shawn Ricci, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7654915
    Abstract: Golf ball compositions including a rosin-modified polymeric composition including a conventional ionomer, acid copolymer, highly neutralized polymer, or other suitable polymer that has been modified with a rosin material to impart stiffness through increasing the flexural modulus of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold, Michael D. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20080312007
    Abstract: Compositions for golf balls including modified highly neutralized polymeric compositions that have improved processability including improved melt flow index and improved performance characteristics when included in a layer of a golf ball. In addition, the compositions of the invention have less moisture transmission and higher flexural modulus than non-modified highly neutralized polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Michael J. Sullivan, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7320649
    Abstract: Golf ball compositions including a rosin-modified polymeric composition including a conventional ionomer, acid copolymer, highly neutralized polymer, or other suitable polymer that has been modified with a rosin material to impart stiffness through increasing the flexural modulus of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Kevin M. Harris, Pamela V. Arnold, Michael D. Jordan
  • Patent number: 7083856
    Abstract: A golf ball including a core having a first outer surface; a cover; and an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, the intermediate layer including a non-ionic hydrophobic stiff fluoropolymer having a surface energy of less than about 75 dyne/cm2 and having a second outer surface; wherein at least one of the first or second outer surfaces are treated with an functional silane such that a sufficient number of surface amine, hydroxyl, carboxylic acid, or epoxy groups are available for binding to an adjacent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7009002
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core having a first density formed from a diene rubber composition including glass microspheres having an isotactic crush strength of about 5,000 psi or greater and having a true density of about 0.70 g/cm3 or less, the microspheres being present in an amount sufficient to lower the first density to about 1.05 g/cm3 or less; a cover; and an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, the intermediate layer having a density of from about 1.3 g/cm3 to about 1.9 g/cm3 and including a composition formed from a compatibilized blend of a non-ionic fluoropolymer and an acrylate-based polymer; wherein a ratio of the core density to the intermediate layer density is between about 0.81 to about 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Douglas S. Goguen, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20040236018
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a core having a first density formed from a diene rubber composition including glass microspheres having an isotactic crush strength of about 5,000 psi or greater and having a true density of about 0.70 g/cm3 or less, the microspheres being present in an amount sufficient to lower the first density to about 1.05 g/cm3 or less; a cover; and an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, the intermediate layer having a density of from about 1.3 g/cm3 to about 1.9 g/cm3 and including a composition formed from a compatibilized blend of a non-ionic fluoropolymer and an acrylate-based polymer; wherein a ratio of the core density to the intermediate layer density is between about 0.81 to about 0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Douglas S. Goguen, Pamela V. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20040192833
    Abstract: A golf ball including a core having a first outer surface; a cover; and an intermediate layer disposed between the core and the cover, the intermediate layer including a non-ionic hydrophobic stiff fluoropolymer having a surface energy of less than about 75 dyne/cm2 and having a second outer surface; wherein at least one of the first or second outer surfaces are treated with an functional silane such that a sufficient number of surface amine, hydroxyl, carboxylic acid, or epoxy groups are available for binding to an adjacent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Pamela V. Arnold