06872157 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 114 patents.

A grip for minimizing sting in a hand held swinging athletic contacting making article such as a bat, racquet, club or stick is secured to the handle of the article. The grip is a multilayer laminate having an inner layer made from an elastomeric material having high energy absorption and vibration damping characteristics. The laminate also includes an exposed outer layer made from an elastomeric material having a high coefficient of friction and being pliable. In addition, the laminate includes force dissipating material having the characteristics of absorbing and redirecting vibrational energy.

Title
Sting minimizing grip for a hand held swinging athletic contact making article
Application Number
10/67594
Publication Number
6872157 (B2)
Application Date
February 5, 2002
Publication Date
March 29, 2005
Inventor
Robert A Vito
Berwyn
PA, US
Carmen Dimario
West Chester
PA, US
Thomas Falone
Mickelton
NJ, US
Agent
Volpe and Koenig P C
Assignee
Sting Free Company
PA, US
IPC
A63B 059/06
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