Global Patent Index - EP 1102612 A1

EP 1102612 A1 2001-05-30 - GOLF BALL WITH LUMINESCENT DEVICE

Title (en)

GOLF BALL WITH LUMINESCENT DEVICE

Title (de)

GOLFBALL MIT EINER LEUCHTEINRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

BALLE DE GOLF A DISPOSITIF LUMINESCENT

Publication

EP 1102612 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99938357 A

Priority

  • DE 19834607 A
  • EP 9905382 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19834607A1] The invention relates to a golf ball made of an at least partly transparent material and comprising a luminescent device arranged inside it. To ensure that the luminescent device remains functional for long periods the invention provides for said device to consist of at least one light-emitting diode (2), at least one battery (3), electrical or electronic regulating or control elements (4) -nd a switch (5) which following a hit or a radio signal activates the luminescent device for a specified period. The luminescent device is encapsulated by injection moulding with a thick, elastic, transparent, spheroid jacket (6) made of a plastic material melting at low temperatures, for example below 160 DEG C and said jacket (6) is enveloped by at least one other layer which forms the outer shell (7) of the golf ball and is made of a transparent plastic material which can be deformed at higher temperatures, for example above 160 DEG C.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63B 37/00; A63B 43/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63B 37/00 (2006.01); A63B 37/12 (2006.01); A63B 43/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 43/06 (2013.01); A63B 37/0003 (2013.01); A63B 37/0055 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0007676A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 19834607 A1 20000203; CA 2338835 A1 20000217; CN 1316913 A 20011010; EP 1102612 A1 20010530; JP 2002522130 A 20020723; WO 0007676 A1 20000217

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030201

2001-05-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010202

2001-05-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE