Adjustable grips for a ball bat

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5839983
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08581455

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A ball bat grip for improving the gripping action of a batter for baseball or softball, which is useful for left handed or right handed players and which allows the grip to be comfortably adjusted for alignment of the knuckles. The grip includes independent upper and lower grip portions, manually moveable, made of a vinyl, rubber, or rubber-like material for aiding in the gripping power and frictional engagement with a bat surface, whether wood or aluminum bat. The upper and lower grip portions may be installed at the factory or provided with slots for joining the segments onto an existing bat. Finger channels may be included in both the upper and lower grip portions, with the upper grip portion longer, to allow a player to choke up or move the upper hand away from the end of the bat during batting. In an alternative embodiment a single elongated grip is used that can accommodate and receive both hands of the batter. The single elongated grip includes a raised or dome segment, a second embodiment that includes a raised or dome segment with finger grooves, and a third embodiment that includes the raised or dome segment and separating wall for separating fingers.

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Kramer, Robert M T 3032 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 3 89

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE HIT SYNDICATE LLC (2)
* 8708846 Grip for sporting equipment, method of using a grip for sporting equipment, and method of forming a grip for sporting equipment 1 2009
* 2010/0151,975 GRIP FOR SPORTING EQUIPMENT, METHOD OF USING A GRIP FOR SPORTING EQUIPMENT, AND METHOD OF FORMING A GRIP FOR SPORTING EQUIPMENT 2 2009
 
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* 6409611 Golf swing training umbrella and golf ball retrieving device 7 2000
* 6599200 Golf swing training device and training method 16 2000
* 6406387 Baseball practice bat 22 2000
* 6488598 Basketball spinner 2 2001
7137904 Spiral wrap golf club grip 30 2002
* 2004/0162,168 Baseball/softball bat grip 6 2003
* 2003/0144,089 Baseball practice bat 18 2003
7081053 Golf swing training device and training method 3 2003
* 2003/0144,070 GOLF SWING TRAINING DEVICE AND TRAINING METHOD 0 2003
7201683 Elastic grip handle for a baseball/softball bat 4 2003
* 2004/0224,804 Elastic grip handle for a baseball/softball bat 2 2003
7125353 Baseball bat grip 9 2003
* 6843732 Multi-segment single panel grip 54 2003
7374498 All-weather golf club grip 27 2004
7195568 Golf club handle grip 28 2004
* 2004/0259,662 Golf club handle grip 0 2004
D521092 Contoured bat grip 2 2005
7470199 Single panel golf club grip 31 2005
* 2006/0199,678 Baseball training aid 2 2005
7527564 Single panel golf club grip 29 2005
7186189 Panel grip with modified seam 32 2005
* 7220195 Bat method of choking up on a bat 2 2005
* 2005/0272,537 IMPROVED ADJUSTABLE BAT GRIP 11 2005
7351167 Baseball bat training aid and method of use 9 2006
7331885 Bunting bat 4 2006
7344448 Golf club handle grip 28 2006
7438646 Spiral wrap golf club grip 27 2006
7566375 Panel grip with cut-outs and inserts 33 2006
7491133 Single panel golf club grip 28 2006
7448957 Panel grip with cut-outs and inserts 30 2006
7448958 Panel grip with cut-outs and inserts 31 2006
7404770 Single panel golf club grip 33 2006
7347792 Decorative golf club grip 26 2006
7980961 Panel grip with modified seam 10 2007
7862445 Grip having a stabilized gripping surface 12 2007
* 7572198 Training grip for a baseball bat 8 2007
* 2007/0254,753 Training grip for a baseball bat 3 2007
7862446 Grip having a varied gripping surface 15 2007
7578758 Bunting bat 0 2007
7878930 Baseball bat 10 2007
* 2009/0131,206 BASEBALL BAT 1 2007
7770321 Fishing pole grip 23 2008
8003171 Decorative golf club grip 12 2008
D650879 Baseball bat hand positioning grip 0 2009
8435133 Panel grip with cut-outs and inserts 5 2009
* 2011/0092,323 Superior results dual handgrip sports bat 0 2010
9090307 Grip for the handle of an article 0 2010
8518505 Multi-layered grip 4 2010
8424236 Multi-layered grip for use with fishing poles 4 2010
* 8167744 Swing assist and training device 4 2010
* 2010/0267,497 Swing Assist and Training Device 0 2010
8360898 Grip 7 2010
8201357 Fishing pole grip 7 2010
8480510 Sleeve member for use in golf club grips and the like 5 2010
8123627 Single panel golf club grip 7 2010
8066594 Baseball bat 12 2011
8602925 Grip training device 4 2011
8622854 Baseball bat swing aid 1 2011
8617664 Multi-polymer grip member 2 2011
8845448 Single panel golf club grip 2 2012
8499487 Fishing pole grip 4 2012
* 8932158 Grip device 0 2012
8801551 Baseball bat 1 2012
* 8944943 Knob simulating device for sporting equipment 1 2013
* 2013/0172,136 Knob Simulating Device For Sporting Equipment 1 2013
9114295 Grip 0 2013
8845449 Grip 0 2013
8966809 Multi-layered grip and method of making a sleeve for a grip 1 2013
9144716 Panel grip with cut-outs and inserts 0 2013
8734267 Sleeve member for use in golf club grips and the like 2 2013
* 9278268 System and method to re-grip golf clubs 0 2014
9375833 Sleeve member for use in golf club grips and the like 0 2014
9526960 Baseball bat 0 2014
9440128 Method of making a grip 0 2015
 
HUANG, BEN (1)
7585230 Single panel golf club grip with EVA inside layer 28 2004
 
Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. (2)
* 9248355 Sporting-good implement with rotatable handle 0 2013
* 9457248 Removable, rotatable grip element for a ball bat or other sporting-good implement 0 2014
 
WM. T. BURNETT IP, LLC (4)
* 6500079 Sports equipment handle 55 2000
7416499 Sports equipment handle 3 2005
* 2005/0137,037 Sports equipment handle 0 2005
7789777 Sports equipment handle 3 2009
 
WM. T. BURNETT IP, LLP (1)
7618336 Sports equipment handle 0 2008
 
EASTON BASEBALL / SOFTBALL INC. (2)
* 7896763 Ball bat exhibiting optimized performance via selective placement of interlaminar shear control zones 4 2009
* 2014/0274,497 SPORTING-GOOD IMPLEMENT WITH ROTATABLE HANDLE 2 2013
 
Mattingly Sports, Inc. (2)
7086973 Baseball bat 6 2004
* 2005/0124,442 Baseball bat 2 2004
 
BUSTER, BENJAMIN D. (1)
6916256 Batter swing training apparatus 6 2003
 
Jay & Piney Technologies, LLC (1)
* 2009/0312,125 Batting grip and training systems 5 2008
 
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0171,509 Dielectric resonator device, filter, duplexer, and communication device 1 2002
 
Baseball Marketing Ideas, L.L.C. (1)
* 6949036 Batting swing trainer and method 22 2001
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