While reviewing the golf club patents that issued this week I came across a Callaway patent titled “Golf Club Head with Alignment Line.” I immediately assumed it was yet another putter alignment system patent. Since putter alignment systems are generally pretty innovative I immediately clicked on it to learn more. ...
Looking to Get a Little Extra Distance Out of Your Drives? Perhaps You Need an “Assistive Energy Type Golf Club”
January 29, 2009
An interesting patent application published today under the title of “Method and Apparatus for an Assistive Energy Type Golf Club” (US Pub. No. 20090029793). The application explains that getting extra distance is simply a matter of timing; or more precisely the timing of an explosive charge, the release of a ...
A Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Patent Application Publishes! Should Contain All Sorts of Cool Ball Fitting Information, Right?
January 27, 2009
Wrong! I wanted to read about all the cool stuff going on behind the computer screen. You know, relationships among launch angles, spin rates, ball speed, swing speed, ball hardness, influences of multi-piece ball construction, etc. Nope, none of that interesting information in this patent application; it is more like ...
How is Your Knowledge of Triboluminescent Materials? Probably Not Good, but Would You Buy a Reversible Color-Changing Golf Ball? Taylor Made Hopes So
January 24, 2009
If you are like me, and 99.99% of golfers, then you have no idea what triboluminescence is. Fortunately, a recently published Taylor Made golf ball patent application explains.... This explanation comes from published patent application US Pub. No. 20090023518 titled “Triboluminescent Materials and Golf Balls Made from Such Materials.” The ...
Want to Read Greens Like Camilo Villegas but Don’t Have the Back for It, or Is the Belly Getting in the Way?
January 22, 2009
Having trouble reading the greens? If so, an invention disclosed in a recently published patent application may be just what you need. The application published as US Pub. No. 20090017943 titled “Golf Green Reader” and included these drawings..... The application describes the invention as.... I would suffer the embarrassment of ...
Proof That No Business Can Ignore Patents; Greg Norman Interactive Named in Patent Infringement Lawsuit Regarding a “Size Adjustable Hat!”
January 20, 2009
Watch out, if you wear a Greg Norman straw hat style GNS8AC20; you may be a patent infringer! Last week the Bollman Hat Company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Greg Norman Interactive, LLC regarding the sale of the Greg Norman straw hat. You may read the Complaint HERE. The patent that ...
January 18, 2009
Back in November the District Court issued several rulings regarding the ProV1 litigation (click HERE to refresh your memory). Well since then Acushnet has appealed several rulings to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), and as you know the CAFC let the injunction stand. Well this week I ...
Truth! Just consider the disclosure in an Acushnet patent application that published today. The patent application published as US Pub. No. 20090017941 titled “Golf Ball Surface Patterns Comprising Multiple Channels” and contained the following drawings..... Bet you haven’t seen a golf ball like those before. The application explains..... What will ...
I don’t know if a heated head cover is really "necessary," but some inventor must think that there is a market for heated head covers because they have filed a patent application directed to one such device...... So what do you think is the ideal temperature to keep the face ...
A little over one year ago I wrote about a patent infringement lawsuit that GolfTech filed against Edens Technologies LLC regarding their Dancin’Dogg personal golf simulator. The plaintiff is not the golfTEC teaching franchise, but rather the owner of USPN 6821211 titled “Sport Swing Analysis System” and licensor of the ...