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1. (WO2010117903) GOLF CLUB HAVING HYDROPHOBIC AND HYDROPHILIC PORTIONS
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/117903 International Application No.: PCT/US2010/029788
Publication Date: 14.10.2010 International Filing Date: 02.04.2010
IPC:
A63B 53/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
B
APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
53
Golf clubs
04
Heads
Applicants: LEE, David, S.[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
STITES, John, Thomas[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
NIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD.[GB/US]; One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors: LEE, David, S.; US
STITES, John, Thomas; US
Agent: RIVARD, Paul, M.; Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. 1100 13th Street, N.W. Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005-4051, US
Priority Data:
12/421,74410.04.2009US
Title (EN) GOLF CLUB HAVING HYDROPHOBIC AND HYDROPHILIC PORTIONS
(FR) CLUB DE GOLF AYANT DES PARTIES HYDROPHOBES ET HYDROPHILES
Abstract:
(EN) A golf club or component thereof has a surface, wherein at least one area of the surface has a level of hydrophilicity which is less than the level of hydrophilicity in at least one surrounding portion, causing moisture to be preferentially attracted to the surrounding portion. In one aspect, the surface is a striking face and the surrounding portion is one or more grooves formed in the striking face. In another aspect, the surface is a grip and the surrounding portion is one or more channels formed in the grip. In some examples, hydrophobic or superhydrophobic surfaces on golf club components repel water and, in some instances, also offer self-cleaning functionality.
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un club de golf, ou sur un composant de ce dernier, qui a une surface, au moins une zone de la surface ayant un degré d'hydrophilicité qui est inférieur au degré d'hydrophilicité d'au moins une partie environnante, ce qui a pour conséquence d'attirer de façon préférentielle, l'humidité vers la partie environnante. Selon un aspect, la surface est une face de frappe et la partie environnante est une ou plusieurs rainures formées sur la face de frappe. Selon un autre aspect, la surface est une poignée et la partie environnante est un ou plusieurs canaux formés dans la poignée. Dans certains exemples, les surfaces hydrophobes ou super-hydrophiles sur les composants de club de golf repoussent l'eau et, dans certains cas, assurent également une fonction d'auto-nettoyage.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)