Archive: September, 2007

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Sep2007
Amazing! Who would ever think to put advertisements in the bottom of the cup? Apparently the inventors of USPN 7266916 did. The following is the description of their invention, as well as a figure....(description... drawing)... What will marketers think of next?...

18

Sep2007
The Golf-Patents blog has tested your knowledge of driver and wood designs in the past (here, here, here, here, here, and here). Last week a design patent issued on a popular driver. Do you recognize this club?...(figures)... You can click here for the answer, and click here to check out ... Read More

17

Sep2007
We have all played behind one of them… the golfer that just refuses to accept that they are not going to find their golf ball. Apparently these golfers that develop an unnatural attachment to their mass-produced golf balls have been around since the advent of the game (no surprise). Let's ... Read More

16

Sep2007
The Golf-Patents blog has profiled some bizarre clubs in the past (just look here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). None of the previously profiled clubs have anything on the club covered by US design patent D223767 titled “Golf Club Head or the Like.” Check out these ... Read More

13

Sep2007
Readers of the Golf-Patents blog know that the posts regularly link to nice PDF copies of the patents and published applications that are discussed. Linking to nice clean PDF versions of patents saves the readers from the hassle of going to the USPTO website to view the patent(s) under discussion. ... Read More

13

Sep2007
Have you ever stood on a beautiful green and wondered whether the grass was patented? I hope not. If so, you need to find other ways to relax. Plant patents are relatively rare creatures. The USPTO website explains:..... I was surprised to learn that only 14 plant patents directed to ... Read More

12

Sep2007
Don’t ever question the amount of R&D brain power that goes into bringing the latest and greatest golf clubs and golf balls to your local pro shop. Just check out recently issued USPN 7254492 titled “Method of Computing Energy Loss Generated in Viscoelastic Material and Method for Evaluating Energy Loss ... Read More

12

Sep2007
How about a little humor to get you through the mid-week blues? The following drawing comes from USPN 6755345 titled “Golf Handicap Smart Card System.” Do you see something that is not quite right? (scroll way down in the post for hints)....(drawing).... HINT #1..... HINT #2..... HINT #3..... Here is ... Read More

11

Sep2007
A golf ball patent recently issued under a title that got my attention… “Hybrid Composite Golf Ball and Method of Manufacturer.” The patent is USPN 7255655, which is assigned to Element 21. Sure, everyone wants that golf ball with the perfect feel… but, have you ever thought to yourself… “self… ... Read More

10

Sep2007
OK, that title may be a little “alarmist.” But you never know... plus it got your attention (although my gut tells me not to worry too much about not being able to purchase a SkyCaddie after October 1st). As you may recall from this prior post, on May 11th GPS ... Read More