Patent 5338039 Issued on August 16, 1994. Estimated Expiration Date: October 8, 2012. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A golf ball having a plurality of dimples on a surface thereof characterized in that more than 40% of all dimples are polygonal in shape and have a double slope in section having a straight first slope and a straight second slope continued radially inwardly from the first slope, and the gradient of the first slope of said double slope disposed in the vicinity of a dimple edge is greater than that of the second slope disposed in the vicinity of the bottom thereof.