US Patent No: 7,789,777

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Sports equipment handle

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Abstract

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An embodiment of the invention provides a sports equipment handle, such as a lacrosse stick handle, that includes a hollow tubular lacrosse stick shaft, a wall of the shaft defining a cavity extending around the shaft in a direction perpendicular to the shaft axis, and a pre-molded latitudinal rib disposed in the cavity, wherein a dimension of the rib is slightly larger than a corresponding dimension of the cavity such that the rib is compressed within the cavity. The shaft can also define a slot substantially parallel to the shaft axis, with a longitudinal rib disposed in the slot. The ribs can be specially located and structured to provide the shaft with structural and tactile features that correspond to and accommodate the way in which a player moves his hands along the shaft and grips the shaft, to enhance the player's control of the shaft when performing various skills.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WM. T. BURNETT IP, LLCBALTIMORE, MD78

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Tucker,, Sr Richard B C - 9 26

Cited Art Landscape

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BOA, Inc. (1)
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Brimms Inc. (1)
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GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
5,781,958 Brush handle 79 1996
 
Huey-Yea Lin (1)
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Kerma (1)
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NUPLA CORPORATION (1)
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OSSUR HF (1)
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RUSSELL BRANDS, LLC (1)
5,685,791 Composite lacrosse stick 49 1995
 
STX, Inc. (1)
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TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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UKE, ALAN K. (1)
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WM. T. BURNETT IP, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4,721,021 Handle structure 54 1986
4,912,836 Method of installing a sports equipment grip 31 1988
5,155,878 Moldable hand grip 51 1991
5,219,164 Shock absorbing baseball bat 52 1991
5,275,407 Grip of sports racket having raised ridges 28 1992
5,263,711 Hockey stick with adjustable blade 20 1992
5,425,534 Badminton racket handle structure 9 1993
5,431,563 Mouldable composition and method of making it 19 1994
5,485,996 End cover for the handle of a sports device 27 1994
5,839,983 Adjustable grips for a ball bat 61 1995
5,810,682 Hockey stick blade pad 19 1996
5,991,926 Elastomeric glove with silicone coating 19 1998

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EASTON SPORTS, INC. (2)
D631117 End cap for a lacrosse shaft 2 2010
D629478 End cap for a lacrosse shaft 4 2010

Maintenance Fees

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7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Mar 7, 2018
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