US Patent No: 4,944,363

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Toy ball

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Abstract

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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.PAWTUCKET, RI16

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Katzman, Allison W Chicago, IL 12 191
Luecke, Mark Chicago, IL 4 129
Osher, John D Shaker Heights, OH 10 229
Wildman, John R North Riverside, IL 29 310

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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EASTON SPORTS, INC. (1)
* 4,772,019 Game ball 19 1984
 
ALLIED ELASTOMERICS INCORPORATED (1)
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Applied Elastomerics, Inc. (1)
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INVENTIVE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4,657,021 Touch enhancing pad 39 1985
 
Toyo Rubber Chemical Industrial Corporation (1)
* 4,463,951 Ball 36 1982
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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GOEDOEN HOLDING FZC (2)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
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TNT HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
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ACORN PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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MATTEL, INC. (1)
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TREASURE BAY, INC. (3)
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TREASURE BAY, LLC (1)
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PATENT & LICENSE OFFICE (1)
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MEYER/GLASS DESIGN, LTD. (1)
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MINERAL LASSEN LLC (7)
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SPALDING SPORTS WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
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