EP1166831A3 - Golf ball - Google Patents

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EP1166831A3
EP1166831A3 EP01114651A EP01114651A EP1166831A3 EP 1166831 A3 EP1166831 A3 EP 1166831A3 EP 01114651 A EP01114651 A EP 01114651A EP 01114651 A EP01114651 A EP 01114651A EP 1166831 A3 EP1166831 A3 EP 1166831A3
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Prior art keywords
dimples
arranged
blend
golf ball
psi
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EP01114651A
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German (de)
French (fr)
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EP1166831A2 (en
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Brent D. Emerson
Sanjay Kuttappa
Matthew B. Stanczak
George R. Wallace
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TaylorMade Golf Co Inc
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Dunlop Sport Group Americas Inc
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Priority to US21225100P priority Critical
Priority to US212251P priority
Application filed by Dunlop Sport Group Americas Inc filed Critical Dunlop Sport Group Americas Inc
Publication of EP1166831A2 publication Critical patent/EP1166831A2/en
Publication of EP1166831A3 publication Critical patent/EP1166831A3/en
Application status is Withdrawn legal-status Critical

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/12Special coverings, i.e. outer layer material
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0004Surface depressions or protrusions
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0004Surface depressions or protrusions
    • A63B37/0006Arrangement or layout of dimples
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0004Surface depressions or protrusions
    • A63B37/0007Non-circular dimples
    • A63B37/0011Grooves or lines
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0004Surface depressions or protrusions
    • A63B37/0018Specified number of dimples
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0004Surface depressions or protrusions
    • A63B37/002Specified dimple diameter
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0023Covers
    • A63B37/0029Physical properties
    • A63B37/0031Hardness
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0023Covers
    • A63B37/0029Physical properties
    • A63B37/0036Melt flow rate [MFR]
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B37/00Solid balls; Rigid hollow balls; Marbles
    • A63B37/0003Golf balls
    • A63B37/0023Covers
    • A63B37/0029Physical properties
    • A63B37/0037Flexural modulus; Bending stiffness

Abstract

A golf ball with a conventional core covered with a polymer blend of at least two copolymers. The first blend polymer having a melt index of about 2 to 10 grams/10 min, a flexural modulus of 60,000 to 80,000 PSI, a shore D hardness of about 60 to 70; and the second blend copolymer having a melt index of about .2 to 2 grams/10 minutes, a flexural modulus of 2,000 to 8,000 PSI. The cover has dimples arranged in a pattern according to a dodecahedron, which is also arranged to coincide with pentagons, triangles and rows. In one embodiment the cover has 360 dimples of three different diameters and that optionally have a dual radius. Optionally the dimples are arranged to provide ten great circles free of dimples.
EP01114651A 2000-06-19 2001-06-19 Golf ball Withdrawn EP1166831A3 (en)

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US21225100P true 2000-06-19 2000-06-19
US212251P 2000-06-19

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EP1166831A2 EP1166831A2 (en) 2002-01-02
EP1166831A3 true EP1166831A3 (en) 2004-04-14

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