GB2357736B - Method of forming indicia on a game ball surface using an ink jet printer - Google Patents

Method of forming indicia on a game ball surface using an ink jet printer

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GB2357736B
GB2357736B GB0106522A GB0106522A GB2357736B GB 2357736 B GB2357736 B GB 2357736B GB 0106522 A GB0106522 A GB 0106522A GB 0106522 A GB0106522 A GB 0106522A GB 2357736 B GB2357736 B GB 2357736B
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Prior art keywords
game ball
ink jet
method
jet printer
ball surface
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Inventor
Thomas J Kennedy
Robert Phelps
Stephen M Green
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Top Flite Golf Co
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Top Flite Golf Co
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Priority to PCT/US1999/023150 priority patent/WO2000020219A1/en
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Publication of GB2357736A publication Critical patent/GB2357736A/en
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GB0106522A 1998-10-06 1999-10-06 Method of forming indicia on a game ball surface using an ink jet printer Expired - Fee Related GB2357736B (en)

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US16697098A true 1998-10-06 1998-10-06
PCT/US1999/023150 WO2000020219A1 (en) 1998-10-06 1999-10-06 Method of forming indicia on a game ball surface using an ink jet printer

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GB0106522D0 GB0106522D0 (en) 2001-05-02
GB2357736A GB2357736A (en) 2001-07-04
GB2357736B true GB2357736B (en) 2002-09-11

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GB0109581A Expired - Fee Related GB2361337B (en) 1998-10-06 1999-10-06 Printing indicia on game balls
GB0106522A Expired - Fee Related GB2357736B (en) 1998-10-06 1999-10-06 Method of forming indicia on a game ball surface using an ink jet printer

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CA (2) CA2346391A1 (en)
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