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).

  • Publication number: 20180339207
    Abstract: A set of iron-type golf club heads, each club head including a club head body including a back portion and a striking face, wherein the back portion is spaced from the striking, a elastomer element extending from the back portion to the rear surface of the striking face, and an unsupported face percentage including a percentage of the striking face area not supported by the elastomer element, wherein a loft angle of each of the plurality of golf club heads increases through the set, wherein an MOI-Y of each of the plurality of golf club heads increases through the set as the loft angle increases through the set, wherein the unsupported face percentage of each of the plurality of golf club heads decreases through the set as the loft angle increases through the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20180339204
    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: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Marni Ines, Joshua C. Stokes, Grant M. Martens, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10099103
    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 (E), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to a striking face thickness (t), in millimeters (mm), defined by Ê??14{circumflex over (t)}+305. The elastic modulus (E), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to an effective stiffness (S) 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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Michael E. Franz, Jonathan Hebreo, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 10099092
    Abstract: A golf club head including a face having a flat ball-striking surface and a body that form a flexure. The golf club head has a feature formed in a sole of the golf club head that provides a flexure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Grant M. Martens
  • Patent number: 10086244
    Abstract: A golf club has a club head body with a back portion and striking face. A cradle is attached to an internal surface of the back portion, and an elastomer extends from the cradle towards a rear surface of the striking face. The golf club head may also have an adjustment mechanism operatively connected to the elastomer and the back portion of the golf club. Adjustment of the adjustment mechanism causes a change in compression of the elastomer element. The adjustment mechanism may be a threaded element such as a screw, and the golf club head may be a part of a kit included multiple differently weighted screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Charles E. Golden
  • Patent number: 10076689
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising a crown defining an upper surface of the golf club head; a sole defining a lower surface of the golf club head, wherein said sole is substantially convex in shape; a skirt extending between the crown and the sole; a face defining a ball-striking surface and intersecting said sole at a leading edge; an interior cavity defined by said crown, sole, skirt, and face; a coordinate system with an x-axis located horizontal to said face, a y-axis located vertical to said face, and a z-axis located through said face, said z-axis and said x-axis parallel to a ground plane when said golf club head is held at address on said ground plane; a depression formed in said sole, wherein said depression is substantially concave and protrudes inwards towards said interior cavity of said golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Darryl C. Galvan, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20180256953
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Noah de la Cruz, Daniel Stone
  • Patent number: 10065088
    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: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    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: 10046217
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Noah de al Cruz, Daniel Stone
  • Publication number: 20180221723
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The face has a multi-component construction and is configured to provide varying stiffness while minimizing the change in thickness across the face. The flexure is disposed behind the face and provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Luttrell, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10039961
    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 slot is included in a portion of the golf club head and works with the flexure to further tune performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180200593
    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 (E), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to a striking face thickness (t), in millimeters (mm), defined by Ê??14{circumflex over (t)}+305. The elastic modulus (E), in megapascals (MPa), of the viscoelastic polymer has a relationship to an effective stiffness (S) 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: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Michael E. Franz, Jonathan Hebreo, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20180104552
    Abstract: A golf club head has a striking face. A ledge extends from the perimeter contact rim of the golf club head. The striking face is secured to the club head body proximate the rim. There is a gap between the striking face and the ledge. The inner wall's perimeter edge is disposed in the gap and is in contact with the ledge. The rear surface of the striking face is in contact with a portion of the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Marni Ines, Joshua C. Stokes, Grant M. Martens, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9937390
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The face is configured to provide varying stiffness while minimizing the change in thickness across the face. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Luttrell, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Publication number: 20180028883
    Abstract: A golf club has a club head body with a back portion and striking face. A cradle is attached to an internal surface of the back portion, and an elastomer extends from the cradle towards a rear surface of the striking face. The golf club head may also have an adjustment mechanism operatively connected to the elastomer and the back portion of the golf club. Adjustment of the adjustment mechanism causes a change in compression of the elastomer element. The adjustment mechanism may be a threaded element such as a screw, and the golf club head may be a part of a kit included multiple differently weighted screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20180028877
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20170361177
    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: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Marni Ines, Joshua C. Stokes, Grant M. Martens, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9839820
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Nick Frame, Sang Yi, Stephen S. Murphy, David S. Cornelius, Grant M. Martens, Mitchell E. Bac, Stephanie Luttrell, Darryl C. Galvan, Richard L. Cleghorn, Charles E. Golden, Noah de la Cruz, Mark C. Myrhum, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Publication number: 20170282021
    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 slot is included in a portion of the golf club head and works with the flexure to further tune performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9764203
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden