TODAY’S PATENT – GOLF BALL
This invention “Golf ball” was invented by William H. Treadwell was granted patent on 12th May, 1981 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4266773A to the patentee. The current invention pertains to a golf ball having alternating rough and smooth bands created in its outer surface, whereby when the ball is teed up, the rough bands are aligned parallel to the ground. In order to generate forces that oppose those produced by the smooth bands as the golf ball rotates along specific axes of rotation, the rough bands must completely trip the boundary layer of air flow surrounding the ball. This will govern the golf ball’s flight path. The rough bands are created in a number of evenly spaced depressions on the golf ball’s outer surface.
A golf ball with a brand-new, enhanced surface design that forms bands of rough and smooth surface on the outside of the ball is disclosed here. The rough bands preferably include many evenly spaced depressions on the exterior of the golf ball. On the exterior of the golf ball, the rough bands of depressions are placed in parallel, spaced rows. The ball is positioned so that when it is in use, the rough bands of depressions or dimples are positioned nearly parallel to the ground. Normal lift forces are created when the ball is properly struck with a golf club, causing it to rotate around an axis parallel to the plane of the rough bands of depressions.