Patent Number: 8,877,108

Title: System and method for making a golf ball having a patterned surface

Abstract: A system and method for making a golf ball having a patterned surface is disclosed. The pattern may be made by a method including machining a pattern of feed marks on the surface of a golf ball mold and using the golf ball mold to mold a golf ball cover layer. The pattern may be configured to create capillary action to substantially counteract gravity and/or other forces acting on a substantially liquid coating material applied to the cover layer of the golf ball.

Inventors: Tutmark; Bradley C. (Aloha, OR)

Assignee: Nike, Inc.

International Classification: B29C 33/40 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00