I have lived in Ohio, a fairly cold location, for most of my life and the thought of heating my golf balls has never crossed my mind. Yet, this week USPN 7230212 issued titled “Golf Ball Heater,” making it the second golf ball heater invention that I have come across just this year (see prior post).
The patent describes the invention as:
A golf ball heating appliance for heating 4 or more golf balls to an average temperature of between 40 degrees C and 55 degrees C during an active heating period of 30 minutes or less has a lower thermally conductive and an upper non-thermally conductive receptacle for receiving a plurality of golf balls and includes an electrical heating element capable of delivering at least 4 watts of power per ball during the active heating period.
The patent includes the following figure:
David Dawsey – Monitoring Unique Golf Products and Patents