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Title: US5176378: Finger insert for a bowling ball
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Bernhardt, David A.; Utica, MI

Assignee: Davalor Mold Corporation, Mt. Clemens, MI
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Published / Filed: 1993-01-05 / 1992-02-14

Application Number: US1992000836126

IPC Code: Advanced: A63B 37/00;
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IPC-7: A63B 43/02;

U.S. Class: Current: 473/128;
Original: 273/063.A; 263/063.B;

Field of Search: 273/63 A,64,65 EG,63 R

Priority Number:
1991-01-31  US1991000648217
1990-04-23  US1990000513443
1990-03-23  US1990000498009
1992-02-14  US1992000836126

Abstract: A finger hole insert for a bowling ball which is formed of a resilient tubular body and is adapted to be inserted into a finger hole. The insert has a generally cylindrical inner wall surface defining first and second finger openings at opposite terminal ends of the insert which are sized to permit insertion of a bowler's finger therein. The first finger opening has a thickened finger pad therein adapted for cushioning the bowler's finger. The second finger opening has a plurality of ribs extending in longitudinal spaced relationship around its inner periphery adapted to augment the spin and lift applied during delivery of the bowling ball. In this manner, the bowler's has a preferential choice between the function provided by each finger opening of the insert. In another embodiment, the inner wall is textured along the entire length thereof and longitudinally spaced apart circumferentially extending ribs project upwardly from the textured surface adjacent the second finger opening to define a gripping surface distinctly different from that at the first finger opening.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Harness, Dickey & Pierce ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Marlo, George J.;

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Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US1991000648217 1991-01-31    1992-06-23  Finger insert for a bowling ball
US1990000513443 1990-04-23    1991-04-16  Finger insert for a bowling ball
US1990000498009 1990-03-23    1991-03-26  Bowling ball finger insert


       
Parent Case:     This is a division of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 648,217, filed Jan. 31, 1991 now U.S. Pat. No. 5,123,644, which is a DIV of Ser. No. 513,443, filed Apr. 23, 1990 now U.S. Pat. No. 5,007,640, which is a CIP of 498,009, filed Mar. 23, 1990, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,002,276.

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What is claimed is:     1. An insert for a finger hole of a bowling ball comprising:
  • a tubular body of molded resilient material having an outer wall surface adapted to be inserted into a finger hole of the bowling ball;
  • said insert having an inner wall surface defining an aperture extending substantially parallel to a central axis of said insert, said aperture extending through said insert to define first and second finger openings on opposite terminal ends thereof sized to receive a bowler's finger therein; and
  • said insert having a textured surface formed along the entire length of said inner wall surface to be engaged by a bowler's finger at either of said first and second finger openings, said textured surface augmenting the frictional characteristics of the molded resilient material itself, and a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart circumferentially extending ribs projecting upward from said textured surface on said inner wall adjacent said second finger opening to form a gripping surface distinctly different from that at the first finger opening.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 2pp US189674* 1877-04 Woods    
Get PDF - 2pp US447011* 1891-02 Harman    
Get PDF - 3pp US580207* 1897-04 Boemermann et al.    
Get PDF - 3pp US626584* 1899-06 Wilmerling    
Get PDF - 4pp US673688  1901-05 Pickett   BOWLING-BALL.
Get PDF - 2pp US950838  1910-03 Cavanagh   TENPIN-BALL.
Get PDF - 3pp US1021490  1912-03 Scully   BOWLING-BALL.
Get PDF - 4pp US2273199* 1942-02 Hilton et al.    
Get PDF - 3pp US2460385* 1949-02 Hausman    
Get PDF - 4pp US2646985* 1953-07 Nagy et al.    
Get PDF - 3pp US2708578  1955-05 Mitchell   Bowling ball finger patch
Get PDF - 3pp US2843382  1958-07 Ross   Relocating holes in bowling balls
Get PDF - 5pp US3078097* 1959-12 Mitchell    
Get PDF - 5pp US3774909  1973-11 Linden   BOWLING BALL
Get PDF - 3pp US3784198  1974-01 Bach   FINGER HOLE LINER FOR BOWLING BALL
Get PDF - 3pp US3804412  1974-04 Chetirko   TAPER LOCK INSERTS FOR THUMB AND FINGERS IN BOWLING BALLS
Get PDF - 6pp US4247102  1981-01 Seyler   Bowling ball including removable finger grip insert
Get PDF - 6pp US4265642  1981-05 Mir et al.  Abcor, Inc. Process of removal of solvent vapors
Get PDF - 4pp US4289312  1981-09 Heimbigner   Finger grip insert for a bowling ball
Get PDF - 5pp US4358112  1982-11 Straborny   Finger hole insert for bowling balls
Get PDF - 4pp US4381863  1983-05 Norman  Master Industries, Inc. Finger hole insert for bowling balls
Get PDF - 7pp US4416452  1983-11 Heimbigner   Bowling ball finger grip insert
Get PDF - 4pp US4432546  1984-02 Allen, Jr.   Finger insert for bowling balls
Get PDF - 5pp US4530502  1985-07 Yamane   Bowling ball including thumb-hole insert
Get PDF - 10pp US4560162  1985-12 Miller   Adjustable grip for bowling ball
Get PDF - 5pp US4561654  1985-12 Haza  Haza; Robert R. Device for adjusting the diameter of bowling ball holes
Get PDF - 8pp US4569520  1986-02 Yamane   Thumb insert for a bowling ball
Get PDF - 5pp US4585230  1986-04 Martin   Finger hole insert for bowling balls
Get PDF - 4pp US4623149  1986-11 Herman   Bowling ball finger insert
Get PDF - 4pp US4699380  1987-10 Mace   Finger grip insert for bowling ball
Get PDF - 6pp US4773645  1988-09 Todd et al.   Multisize bowling finger insert
Get PDF - 6pp US4778178  1988-10 Haza   Adjustable grip for bowling ball
Get PDF - 7pp US5002276  1991-03 Bernhardt  Davalor Mold Corporation Bowling ball finger insert
Get PDF - 7pp US5007640  1991-04 Bernhardt   Finger insert for a bowling ball
Get PDF - 6pp US5123644  1992-06 Bernhardt  Davalor Mold Corp. Finger insert for a bowling ball
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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G91-109122 DERABS G91-132004 DERABS G92-233647

Other References:
  • Advertisement by Pro Sports Systems, Inc., entitled "Manufacturers of the Grips that Legends Use".


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