Patents by Inventor Charles E. Golden

Charles E. Golden has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10507366
    Abstract: A golf club head having a golf club head body and an inner wall structure. The club head body includes a back portion, a striking face, a sole, and a topline. The inner wall structure is at least partially in contact with a rear surface of the striking face. The inner wall structure also has a fixed end and an unfixed end. The golf club head is also configured such that the portion of the inner wall structure in contact with the rear surface of the striking face may slide against one another. The golf club head may also include a sole channel, and the fixed end of the inner wall structure may be attached to either a front edge or back edge of the sole channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Marni Ines, Joshua C. Stokes, Grant M. Martens, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10493340
    Abstract: A system and methods of fitting golf clubs, and more particularly, the systems and methods related to wedge type golf clubs, having multiple sole configurations and/or bounce angles. More specifically, the present invention is directed to system and methods that enable a player to quantify the performance of the golf club's sole interaction with the ground and to determine the sole configuration and bounce angle that provides the most optimal shot performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Kevin Tassistro, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20190314691
    Abstract: A golf club head, including a weight system including an adjustable weight including an aperture, the aperture dimensioned to receive a fastener, a bore formed in the sole, a fastener configured to pass through the aperture of the adjustable weight and engage the bore, wherein rotation of the adjustable weight alters the location of the center of gravity of the body, wherein the adjustable weight comprises a first engaging arm and a second engaging arm, wherein the sole of the golf club head comprises a first engagement member and a second engagement member, the first and second engagement members adapted to engage any one of the engaging arms when the adjustable weight is in the locked position, the first and second engagement members preventing the adjustable weight from rotating relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum
  • Publication number: 20190275388
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency. A filler at least partially fills the cavity defined between the front wall and the rear wall of the flexure and is exposed to the interior of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, David S. Cornelius, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10398951
    Abstract: A co-forged iron type golf club is disclosed. More specifically, the present invention discloses a co-forged iron type golf club with the body portion made out of a first material and at least one weight adjustment portion monolithically encased within the body portion of the co-forged iron type golf club head without the need for secondary attachment or machining operations. The present invention creates of an iron type golf club head from a pre-form billet that already contains two or more materials before the actual forging process resulting in a multi-material golf club head that doesn't require any post manufacturing operations such as machining, welding, swaging, gluing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Joshua C. Stokes
  • Patent number: 10376757
    Abstract: A golf club head, including a weight system including an adjustable weight including an aperture, the aperture dimensioned to receive a fastener, a bore formed in the sole, a fastener configured to pass through the aperture of the adjustable weight and engage the bore, wherein rotation of the adjustable weight alters the location of the center of gravity of the body, wherein the adjustable weight comprises a first engaging arm and a second engaging arm, wherein the sole of the golf club head comprises a first engagement member and a second engagement member, the first and second engagement members adapted to engage any one of the engaging arms when the adjustable weight is in the locked position, the first and second engagement members preventing the adjustable weight from rotating relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum
  • Patent number: 10350472
    Abstract: A system and method for weighting a golf club. The system is configured to adjust the overall club weight and the weight balance of a golf club. The system includes a weight assembly formed with a plurality of flexible cantilevered arms that interact with a weight member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Noah de la Cruz, Daniel Stone
  • Publication number: 20190201760
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion, a striking face, and an interior cavity formed between the back portion and the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a deformable element residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, wherein an aperture is formed through the back portion; and an adjustment driver residing within the aperture, the adjustment driver including a recess adjacent the interior cavity, wherein the deformable element resides within the recess, wherein the back portion comprises a shelf surrounding the aperture, wherein the adjustment drive comprises a flange, the flange in contact with the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Marni D. Ines, Gery M. Zimmerman, Oswaldo Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20190201751
    Abstract: A metalwood golf club head, including a striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a geometric face center, a posterior body portion comprising a crown and a sole, wherein the crown is connected to an upper portion of the striking face and the sole is connected to a lower portion of the striking face, a vertical plane passing through the geometric face center, a neutral axis extending through the geometric face center, the neutral axis perpendicular to an outer surface of the striking face at the geometric face center, wherein a crown height CHN of the crown return measured at the first offset distance DN is within 10% of the sole height SHN of the sole return measured at the first offset distance DN, the crown height CHN and the sole height SHN measured perpendicularly to the neutral axis on the vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Charles E. Golden, Nick Frame
  • Publication number: 20190168086
    Abstract: A multi-material iron type golf club head is disclosed. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention may have a metallic portion and a lightweight portion, wherein the entirety of the striking face is made out of a metallic material while a majority of the chassis is made out of a lightweight material that serves to reduce the overall weight of the golf club head. The lightweight material, in addition to reducing the overall weight of the golf club head, may be comprised of an interior face support to at least partially support the metallic striking face portion to improve the performance and feel of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo
  • Patent number: 10307649
    Abstract: A multi-material iron type golf club head is disclosed. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention may have a metallic portion and a lightweight portion, wherein the entirety of the striking face is made out of a metallic material while a majority of the chassis is made out of a lightweight material that serves to reduce the overall weight of the golf club head. The lightweight material, in addition to reducing the overall weight of the golf club head, may be comprised of an interior face support to at least partially support the metallic striking face portion to improve the performance and feel of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo
  • Patent number: 10293226
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion surrounding and extending rearwards from the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the rear surface of the striking face comprises a supported region, a support arm spaced from the rear surface of the striking face, the support arm extending from the periphery portion towards the supported region, a deformable element residing between the support arm and the rear surface of the striking face, and wherein the deformable 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20190134473
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion and a striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the back portion is spaced from the rear surface, a deformable element residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face and a rear surface in contact with the back portion, wherein the acoustic sound profile comprises a first sound power peak below 3,800 Hz, a second sound power peak above 3,800 Hz, and a sound power ratio including the magnitude of the second power peak divided by the magnitude of the first power peak, wherein the sound power ratio is less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Marni D. Ines, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20190105542
    Abstract: A golf club head including a face having a flat ball-striking surface and a body that forms a flexure. The golf club head has a feature formed in a sole of the golf club head that provides the flexure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Grant M. Martens
  • Patent number: 10245479
    Abstract: A golf club head made out of multi-material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has at least a portion of the body of the golf club head that is further comprised out of a base layer and a lightweight cover layer. The base layer may have a plurality of cutouts to help reduce unnecessary mass and the lightweight cover layer may be made out of an ultra-lightweight material to further reduce the unnecessary mass. The present invention achieves this without sacrificing the sound performance of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum, Richard L. Cleghorn, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame
  • Publication number: 20190070470
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion surrounding and extending rearwards from the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the rear surface of the striking face comprises a supported region, a support arm spaced from the rear surface of the striking face, the support arm extending from the periphery portion towards the supported region, a deformable element residing between the support arm and the rear surface of the striking face, and wherein the deformable 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Patent number: 10220268
    Abstract: A golf club head having a replaceable striking face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a golf club head where at least a portion of the frontal striking surface of the face is detachable and replaceable to improve performance. The replaceable striking face may be connected to the body of the golf club head using at least one screw engaging at least one screw well and said at least one screw receptacle. A golf club in accordance with the present invention may generally have a thinned striking face with a thickness of less than about 3.0 mm yielding a golf club head with a larger sweet spot that's greater than 6% of the frontal striking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Helene Hipp
  • Patent number: 10188913
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Alignment features on the components provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head. The shaft sleeve may be constructed from non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20190015717
    Abstract: A golf club head, including a weight system including an adjustable weight including an aperture, the aperture dimensioned to receive a fastener, a bore formed in the sole, a fastener configured to pass through the aperture of the adjustable weight and engage the bore, wherein rotation of the adjustable weight alters the location of the center of gravity of the body, wherein the adjustable weight comprises a first engaging arm and a second engaging arm, wherein the sole of the golf club head comprises a first engagement member and a second engagement member, the first and second engagement members adapted to engage any one of the engaging arms when the adjustable weight is in the locked position, the first and second engagement members preventing the adjustable weight from rotating relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum
  • Publication number: 20190001204
    Abstract: A golf club head having a damping treatment, such as a viscoelastic polymer, is disclosed. The viscoelastic polymer may be in contact with the rear surface of a striking face of the golf club head. The viscoelastic polymer may have a tangent of delta peak temperature between-70 degrees Celsius and ?20 degrees Celsius at a 1 Hz frequency. An elastic modulus (F), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to a striking face thickness (t), in millimeters (mm), defined Ê??14{circumflex over (t)}+305. The elastic modulus (F), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to an effective stiffness (5) of the striking face, in gigapascals per meter (GPa/m), defined by Ê??1.16?+258.33. The viscoelastic polymer may cover a portion of the rear surface of the striking face or may substantially fill a cavity of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Michael E. Franz, Jonathan Hebreo, Brian Comeau