Patents Assigned to Acushnet Company
  • Patent number: 10940617
    Abstract: A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a striking face portion that is backed by a composite layer. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally be manufactured via a bladder molding process that applies hydrostatic forces to the composite layer to create a more consistent bond between the composite material and the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, John Morin
  • Patent number: 10940371
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed. The panel member may even be combined with an optimized thickness relationship at the transition region between the striking face portion and the panel member to further optimize the performance of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Richard Sanchez, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Luttrell, Christopher D. Harvell, Darryl C. Galvan, Noah de la Cruz, David S. Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20210060829
    Abstract: A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a multi-material striking face portion that is made out of a backing layer having a frontal pocket, made out of titanium, and an insert, made out of a composite material, adapted to be inserted into the frontal pocket. The frontal pocket and the insert could have complementary dovetail shaped undercut features to create a mechanical bond between these two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Publication number: 20210059386
    Abstract: Golf bag having elongated tubular body and shoulder strap assembly comprising first and second straps, each having first and second ends; and bridge member having first and second ends and being disposed undetachably between second end of first strap and second end of second strap; the elongated tubular body configured to be detachably adjoined to first end of first strap, first end of second strap, second end of first strap, and second end of second strap. Strap may have a first section, second section and third section that are configured to be adjacent the wearer's front, shoulder, and back, respectively; third section has curve with upper portion extending vertically with respect to wearer and lower portion extending horizontally with respect to wearer. A concave radius rcc can extend from strap first end to approximate the second end; wherein rcc>a convex radius rcv at the strap second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Publication number: 20210059388
    Abstract: Golf bag and shoulder strap comprising: elongated tubular body for holding golf clubs; shoulder strap assembly comprising a pre-curved strap pad having a first end, a second end, and being configured to slidably receive a strap; the strap having a first strap end and a second strap end, each attached to the elongated tubular body; the pre-curved strap pad being positioned in a predetermined location on a wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer. Strap may be slidably received within a buckle and either (i) an interior channel that extends within the pre-curved strap pad between the first end and the second end; or (ii) slots and/or tabs that are positioned along a top exterior portion of the pre-curved strap pad that does not contact the wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: 10933283
    Abstract: The present invention provides a golf ball wherein each hemisphere has a dimple pattern based on a pyramid having dissimilar sides. The resulting overall dimple pattern is not based on preexisting polyhedral, and is not attainable using conventional dimple packing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 10933284
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball. The control points include the center of a polyhedral face, a vertex of the polyhedron, a midpoint or other point on an edge of the polyhedron and others. The method ensures that the symmetry of the underlying polyhedron is preserved while minimizing or eliminating great circles due to parting lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 10933285
    Abstract: Golf balls comprising a multi-layer core and a cover are disclosed. The multi-layer core comprises a center, an intermediate core layer, and an outer core layer. At least one layer of the multi-layer core is a high specific gravity layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette
  • Publication number: 20210052947
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball. The control points include the center of a polyhedral face, a vertex of the polyhedron, a midpoint or other point on an edge of the polyhedron and others. The method ensures that the symmetry of the underlying polyhedron is preserved while minimizing or eliminating great circles due to parting lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Publication number: 20210052948
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball. The control points include the center of a polyhedral face, a vertex of the polyhedron, a midpoint or other point on an edge of the polyhedron and others. The method ensures that the symmetry of the underlying polyhedron is preserved while minimizing or eliminating great circles due to parting lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Publication number: 20210052946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for arranging dimples on a golf ball surface in which the dimples are arranged in a pattern derived from at least one irregular domain generated from a regular or non-regular polyhedron. The method includes choosing control points of a polyhedron, generating an irregular domain based on those control points, packing the irregular domain with dimples, and tessellating the irregular domain to cover the surface of the golf ball. The control points include the center of a polyhedral face, a vertex of the polyhedron, a midpoint or other point on an edge of the polyhedron and others. The method ensures that the symmetry of the underlying polyhedron is preserved while minimizing or eliminating great circles due to parting lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Madson, Nicholas M. Nardacci
  • Patent number: 10926143
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having an outer surface with a recessed channel formed therein. A weight assembly that includes a weight at least partially disposed within the recessed channel, a cover extending over the recessed channel, and a fastener coupling the cover to the body. The fastener is adapted to retain the weight in the recessed channel only indirectly by the cover. The weight assembly is selectively positionable between at least three configurations: a first configuration where the weight is secured within the recessed channel; a second configuration where the weight is slidable within the recessed channel; and a third configuration where the weight is completely removable from the golf club head. The cover is coupled to the body in all three configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Richard Sanchez, Sang Yi, Stephanie Luttrell, Ryuichi Sugimae
  • Publication number: 20210046363
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion, and a support arm spaced from the rear surface of the striking face, a first damping element residing between the support arm and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the first damping element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face and a rear surface in contact with the support arm, wherein the periphery portion comprises a sole, and a second damping element located between the first damping element and the sole, a front portion of the second damping element in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, a rear surface of the second damping element in contact with the support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Marni D. Ines, Christopher Savage, Grant M. Martens, Gentry Ferguson, John Morin, Jason A. Mata, Oswaldo Gonzalez, Jonathan Hebreo, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10918917
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having a recessed channel formed in the outer surface. A weight assembly that includes a weight disposed within the recessed channel and a cover extending over the recessed channel. A shelf is defined in the cover and slidably receives the weight. The weight assembly also includes a fastener coupling the cover to the body. The fastener is adapted to retain the weight in the recessed channel only indirectly by the cover. The cover is positionable in an unlocked configuration whereby the cover is raised at least partially out of the recessed channel and the weight is slidable within the shelf and the recessed channel, and a locked configuration whereby the cover is disposed within the recessed channel and the weight is secured within the recessed channel and the shelf. The weight moves with the cover between the unlocked configuration and the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Tyrone Northcutt, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Takeshi Casey Funaki
  • Patent number: 10918912
    Abstract: Golf balls having covers made of thermoplastic polyurethane compositions are provided. Multi-piece golf balls can be made. In one embodiment, the outer cover layer is formed from a composition comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane and epoxy compound. Mixtures of multi-functional amines and imines, and multi-functional isocyanates, and epoxy curing agents; and solvent, can be applied to the outer cover. The resulting coating may contain polyurethanes, polyureas, and hybrids, copolymers, and blends thereof. The cover composition and surface coatings can further include catalysts, ultraviolet (UV)-light stabilizers, and other additives. The coating methods have many benefits and the finished balls have good physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Michael Michalewich, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20210038946
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to golf balls having improved aerodynamic performance due, at least in part, to the selection of the plan shapes of the dimples thereon. In particular, the present invention is directed to a golf ball that includes at least a portion of its dimples having a plan shape defined by a periodic cosine function mapped along a circular closed path. In addition, the present invention provides methods for designing dimples having a plan shape defined by a periodic cosine function mapped along a circular closed path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Nardacci, Michael R. Madson
  • Patent number: D910128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Kitching, Jr., Oswaldo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: D910131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Don T. Cameron
  • Patent number: D910132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Don T. Cameron
  • Patent number: D910133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Don T. Cameron