Sports equipment handle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7789777
APP PUB NO 20100016103A1
SERIAL NO

12569279

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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, MD69

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Tucker,, Sr Richard B C Ruxton, US 9 66

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Huey-Yea Lin (1)
6270134 Dual layered hand grip coverings and links for hand tool 25 2000
 
NUPLA CORPORATION (1)
5960677 Nonrecoil impact tool 24 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4721021 Handle structure 72 1986
* 4912836 Method of installing a sports equipment grip 34 1988
5155878 Moldable hand grip 55 1991
5219164 Shock absorbing baseball bat 54 1991
5275407 Grip of sports racket having raised ridges 30 1992
5263711 Hockey stick with adjustable blade 20 1992
5425534 Badminton racket handle structure 9 1993
5431563 Mouldable composition and method of making it 21 1994
* 5485996 End cover for the handle of a sports device 35 1994
5839983 Adjustable grips for a ball bat 77 1995
* 5810682 Hockey stick blade pad 23 1996
5991926 Elastomeric glove with silicone coating 24 1998
 
WM. T. BURNETT IP, LLC (1)
* 5603498 Lightweight field hockey stick 28 1994
 
STX, INC. (1)
5566947 Lacrosse stick having open sidewall structure 51 1995
 
GILLETTE CANADA COMPANY (1)
* 5781958 Brush handle 101 1996
 
CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC. (1)
5398369 Toothbrush with pliable pressure pad 143 1994
 
EASTON BASEBALL / SOFTBALL INC. (1)
5772541 Vibration dampened hand-held implements 45 1997
 
OSSUR HF (1)
5951504 Ankle brace with adjustable heel strap 59 1998
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 5766720 Impact vibration absorbers and devices that incorporated them 26 1995
 
Daiwa Seiko, Inc. (1)
4919420 Grip of a golf club and a manufacturing method thereof 95 1988
 
BOA, Inc. (1)
5373616 Apparatus for applying hangrips to articles such as sports equipment and the like 26 1993
 
Kerma (1)
* 4402529 Ski pole for mountain skiing 14 1981
 
SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
5981649 Rubber composition for grips of articles containing EPDM and grip made thereof 9 1993
5482993 Rubber composition suitable for grips of articles and grip made thereof 8 1995
 
RUSSELL BRANDS, LLC (1)
5685791 Composite lacrosse stick 50 1995
 
UKE, ALAN K. (1)
4953862 Hand grip for sporting equipment or tools 56 1989
 
BETTCHER INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF DELAWARE (1)
4941232 Slip resistant, cushioning cover for handles 128 1987
 
PRINCE SPORTS, INC. (2)
* 5042804 Hand grip for sporting equipment or tools 86 1990
* 5711720 Decorative handle for implements such as sports racquets 22 1996
 
WARRIOR SPORTS, INC. (2)
5048843 Lacrosse stick 76 1990
6752730 Handle for a lacrosse stick 48 1999
 
ROBINSON KNIFE MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (1)
6237193 Compressible handle 21 1999
 
Brimms Inc. (1)
5312100 Hockey stick handle with detachable blade and method of manufacture 25 1993
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9011279 Throwing dart 0 2014
 
EASTON SPORTS, INC. (2)
D631117 End cap for a lacrosse shaft 5 2010
D629478 End cap for a lacrosse shaft 6 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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