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Publication numberUS1656408 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1928
Filing dateOct 20, 1927
Priority dateOct 20, 1927
Publication numberUS 1656408 A, US 1656408A, US-A-1656408, US1656408 A, US1656408A
InventorsLeonard A Young
Original AssigneeLeonard A Young
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf ball
US 1656408 A
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L. A. YOUNG Jan. 17, 1928. 1,656,408

GOLF BALL Filed Oct. 20. 1927 INVENTOR 160K017 i Kan fig Patented Jan. 17, 1928.

UNITED STATES LEONARD A. YOUNG, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

GOIJTBALL.

Application filed October 20, 1987. Serial R0. 887,515.

The main object of this invention is to rovide a olf ball having a recessed surace which oes not form or result in suction cups when the ball is struck.

| Objects pertaining to details and economics of my invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out'in the claims.

A structure which is a preferred embodire ment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

F-i 1 1s a plan view of a golf ball embodying the features of my invention, only a portion of the recesses in the surface being shown.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view of one of therecesses.

Fig. 3 .is a detail section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2. I

n the drawing similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawing, the spherical surface 1 of the ball 2 illustrated is provided :5 with a multiplicity ofrecesses 3 having concaved bottoms, these recesses being arranged closely but having substantial portions of the spherical surface of'the ball between them, as is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3. 80

web being formed integrally with the surface material of the ball, the edges 5 of the web being in or lying in the spherical surface of the ball, the result being that the 85 star-shaped webs form radial partitions dividing each recess into a plurality of compartments so that when. the ball is struck with a flat or smooth-faced club, the recesses do not form or produce suction cups as is likely to occur with-certain golf balls having recesses of cup-like form.

My improved golf balls are accurate and have long carrying capacity. and may be produced without material addition to cost over balls having the meshed and dimpled surfaces now quite largely used.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

l0 1. A golf ball, the spherical surface of Each recess has a star-shaped web 4, the

-webs inte ral with the surface material of the ball, t e outer edges ofthe webs lyin in the spherical surface of the ball, the sai 55 recesses being arranged closely but having substantial "portions of the spherical surface of the ball between them.

2. A golf ball, the "spherical surface of which is provided with recesses having starshaped partition walls integral with the surfacematerial of the ball, the outer edges of the partition walls lying in the spherical surface of the ball, the said recesses being arranged closely but having substantial 'portions of the spherical surface of the ball between them. 7

3. A golf ball, the spherical surface of. which is rovided with concaved recesses with star-s aped partitions integral with the bottoms thereof, the edges of the partitions lying in the s herical surface of the ball.

4. A golf all, the spherical surface of which is provided withrecesses having concaved bottoms and radially disposed partition walls, the edges of the walls being in the spherical surface of the ball.

5. A golf ball, the spherical surface of which is provided with recesses having radially disposed walls, the edges of the lwallls being in the spherical surface of the 6.'A golf ball, the spherical surface of which is provided with recesses having concaved bottomand star-shaped webs integral with the surface material of the ball, the said recesses being arranged closely but having substantial portions of the spherical surface of the ball between them.

7. A golf-ball, the spherical surface of which is provided with concaved recesses with -star-shaped partitions integral with the bottoms thereof.

8. A golf ball. the spherical surface of which is provided with recesses having concaved bottoms and radially disposed walls.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

LEONARD A. YOUNG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/383, D21/709
International ClassificationA63B37/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B37/0012, A63B37/0004, A63B37/0073, A63B37/0007
European ClassificationA63B37/00G2