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: 20170252612
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Helene Hipp
  • Patent number: 9744415
    Abstract: A golf club head, including a hosel, a striking face, a sole extending aftward from a lower edge of the ball striking face, a crown extending aftward from an upper edge of the ball striking face, a skirt extending between the sole and the crown, a plurality of weight mounts disposed on at least one of the sole, the crown, and the skirt, and a weight retainer configured to engage the weight mounts, wherein each of the plurality of weight mounts comprise a locking feature, wherein the weight retainer comprises an engagement feature configured to engage the locking feature, wherein the engagement feature and the locking feature are configured to releasably lock the weight retainer to the golf club head in less than one full rotation of the weight retainer relative to the golf club head around an axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Richard L. Cleghorn, Scott A. Knutson, Steven J. Forshner
  • Patent number: 9717960
    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 that forms a pocket, wherein the pocket is filled with a secondary material having a lower density to improve the performance of the golf club head. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally have an inter laminar shear strength of greater than about 60 MPa, most preferably greater than about 60 MPa and less than about 145 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Noah de la Cruz
  • Publication number: 20170203167
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Darryl C. Galvan, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20170182389
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Noah de al Cruz, Daniel Stone
  • Publication number: 20170173419
    Abstract: A golf club head, including a hosel, a striking face, a sole extending aftward from a lower edge of the ball striking face, a crown extending aftward from an upper edge of the ball striking face, a skirt extending between the sole and the crown, a plurality of weight mounts disposed on at least one of the sole, the crown, and the skirt, and a weight retainer configured to engage the weight mounts, wherein each of the plurality of weight mounts comprise a locking feature, wherein the weight retainer comprises an engagement feature configured to engage the locking feature, wherein the engagement feature and the locking feature are configured to releasably lock the weight retainer to the golf club head in less than one full rotation of the weight retainer relative to the golf club head around an axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Richard L. Cleghorn, Scott A. Knutson, Steven J. Forshner
  • Patent number: 9682293
    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: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9682289
    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: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Helene Hipp
  • Publication number: 20170136318
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum, Richard L. Cleghorn, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9636559
    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: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Darryl C. Galvan, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Patent number: 9597559
    Abstract: A golf club having variable face to body transition is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention relates to a golf club head having an indented transition region that helps facilitate the transition of thickness variation from the striking face to a rear aft body. The indented transition region may be located on the crown, the skirt, or the sole, and achieves improved performance by achieving an increased thickness reduction slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John W. Morin, Darryl C. Galvan, Richard L. Cleghorn, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9573028
    Abstract: A metal wood type golf club with improved performance characteristics is disclosed herein where the metal wood type golf club head will combined the performance characteristics of both a driver type golf club head and a fairway type golf club head. More specifically, the present invention relates to a golf club head with a volume of between about 150 cc to about 360 cc, a CG location between about 10 mm to about 20 mm above the ground, a face depth of between about 30 millimeters (mm) to about 65 millimeters (mm), a loft of about between 10 degrees to about 16 degrees, and a COR of about 0.790 to about 0.830, wherein the entire golf club has a length of between about 41 inches to about 45 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Curtis, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Bradford Hughes Hartwell, Gregory D. Johnson, John W. Morin
  • Patent number: 9561410
    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: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Bezilla, Richard L. Cleghorn, Uday V. Deshmukh, Noah de la Cruz, Darryl C. Galvan, Charles E. Golden, Marni Ines, John Morin, Stephen S. Murphy, Mark C. Myrhum, Gery Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9561408
    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. The flexure is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Bezilla, Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum, Noah de la Cruz, John Morin, Darryl C. Galvan
  • Publication number: 20170014690
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Grant M. Martens
  • Publication number: 20160346646
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: 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: 20160325152
    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. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discreet orientations between the shaft and club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden, Bradford Hughes Hartwell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9474946
    Abstract: A more efficient triangular shape for metal wood clubs or driver clubs is disclosed. This triangular shape allows the clubs to have higher rotational moments of inertia in both the vertical and horizontal directions, and a lower center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Stephen S. Murphy, Daniel Stone
  • Publication number: 20160296809
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Joshua C. Stokes
  • Publication number: 20160263448
    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: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden