US Patent No: 4,944,363

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Toy ball

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A resiliently deformable toy ball which is soft and supple and provides an intriguing relaxing feeling when squeezed, and which possesses a low rebound percentage due to its resliently deformable nature. The ball has a highly plasticized PVC core which is resiliently deformable due to its highly plasticized state. The PVC core is encased in a flexible polymer shell and both the core and the flexible shell are further encased in a stretchable fabric outer cover.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ODDZON, INC. - A DELAWARE CORPORATIONPAWTUCKET, RI50

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Katzman, Allison W Chicago, IL 12 182
Luecke, Mark North Riverside, IL 4 123
Osher, John D Moreland Hills, OH 10 214
Wildman, John R North Riverside, IL 29 298

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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Applied Elastomerics, Inc. (1)
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EASTON SPORTS, INC. (1)
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Home of Champions, S.A. (1)
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INVENTIVE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4,657,021 Touch enhancing pad 38 1985
 
Toyo Rubber Chemical Industrial Corporation (1)
4,463,951 Ball 34 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,367,873 Game ball 26 1981

Patent Citation Ranking

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TREASURE BAY, LLC (1)
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5,067,925 Infant's toy 7 1990
5,127,652 Toy and puzzle with reversible breakability 33 1990
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