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: 9409067
    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: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Stephanie Bezilla, Darryl C. Galvan, Mark C. Myrhum, Gery M. Zimmerman, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9403068
    Abstract: A golf club head with an improved striking surface. The grooves are machined into the strike surface with tight tolerances. The face may be selectively textured to enhance certain shots that the golfer may perform. This may include providing a plurality of distinct sets of texturing and surface roughening to accommodate a plurality of different shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Peter J. Gilbert, Robert W. Vokey
  • Patent number: 9393463
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Bezilla, Charles E. Golden, Bradford Hughes Hartwell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9387374
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a set of golf club heads is disclosed. The set includes golf club heads with peripheral weights. The dimensions and configuration of at least the peripheral weights are changed from club-to-club along the set so that the center of gravity rises from the long irons to the short irons. By raising the center of gravity from the long irons to the short irons, a golfer will see a peak trajectory height along a line for each club head that is substantially more consistent along that line throughout the set than prior art clubs provide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Jeffrey A. Harmet, Daniel Stone, Richard M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9381410
    Abstract: A weight system configured to adjust the location of the center of gravity of a golf club head comprising an adjustable weight comprising an aperture dimensioned to receive a fastener, a threaded bore formed in said sole and configured to receive a fastener, and a fastener configured to pass through the aperture of the adjustable weight and engage the threaded bore, wherein rotation of said fastener in a first direction locks said adjustable weight into a locked position, preventing said adjustable weight from rotating relative to said body, and wherein rotation of said fastener in a second direction, opposite said first direction, unlocks said adjustable weight into an unlocked position and allows said adjustable weight to rotate about said fastener, and wherein said adjustable weight can be unlocked and rotated without completely removing said fastener from said threaded bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E Golden, Stephen S. Murphy, Mark C. Myrhum, Darryl C. Galvan, Thomas O. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160184667
    Abstract: A golf club head with low and high density zones designed to provide specific densities for use in various parts of the club head to achieve maximum volume and properties within specific weight goals. The low and high density zones may be formed from laminates having different equivalent densities than the layers used to form the laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden
  • Patent number: 9370698
    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 a characteristic time slope of greater than about 5 and less than about 50, wherein the characteristic time slope is determined based on the various data points collected according to the United States Golf Association's (USGA's) Characteristic Time (CT) test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20160129319
    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: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160114226
    Abstract: A metalwood golf club head comprising a locally raised crown peak, wherein said crown peak defined as the highest point on an outer surface of the crown when the golf club head is grounded at prescribed lie and loft, a crown peak plane parallel to the ground plane, the crown peak plane passing through the crown peak, a crown cutoff plane parallel to the crown peak plane, the crown cutoff plane offset downwards towards said ground plane 5 mm along said y-axis from said crown peak plane, an upper crown portion located above said crown cutoff plane and defined by said crown cutoff plane and said outer surface of said crown, wherein a volume of said upper crown portion is greater than 2 cm3 and less than 7 cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Gentry Ferguson, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Charles E. Golden, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Bezilla, Darryl C. Galvan
  • Patent number: 9320949
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The golf club head includes a multi-material construction including a face member, a midsection and an aft member that allows optimization of the mass distribution of the golf club head. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh, Stephanie Bezilla, Mark C. Myrhum, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160101328
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Luttrell, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9302161
    Abstract: A hollow golf club is provided having an outer shell and an inner frame. The outer shell comprises one or more lightweight members, such as the crown or the skirt, and preferably fits within an envelope of about 5 inches×5 inches×2.8 inches. The inner frame fits within a smaller envelope and sits on the sole of the club head. One or more weights are located either on or within the inner frame to optimize the moment of inertia of the club head about both the vertical axis running through the center of gravity or geometric center of the club head, hereinafter referred to as the “y-axis,” and the axis running through the center of the shaft of the golf club, hereinafter referred to as the “hosel axis.” The weights can be attached to the inner frame or can be distributed within the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, John W. Morin
  • Publication number: 20160067561
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a posterior body portion including a crown portion and a sole portion, wherein the striking face includes a heel side and a toe side, a geometric face center, an impact area centered about the geometric face center and stretching a distance K towards the toe side from the geometric face center, and a distance K towards the heel side from the geometric face center, a toe area including the remainder of the striking on the toe side of the impact area, a heel area including the remainder of the striking face on the heel side of the impact area, wherein a maximum characteristic time of the striking face occurs outside of the impact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Darryl C. Galvan, Stephanie Bezilla
  • Publication number: 20160067560
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising a variable thickness profile comprising a thick central portion; a transition portion; and a thin perimeter portion; wherein said transition portion surrounds said thick central portion; wherein said thin perimeter portion surrounds said transition portion; wherein said thick central portion comprises a center, said center of said thick central portion located equidistant from a heel most portion of said thick central portion and a toe most portion of said thick central portion; wherein said center of said thick central portion is offset from said geometric center of said striking face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Patrick J. King, Noah de la Cruz, Darryl C. Galvan, Stephanie Bezilla
  • Patent number: 9278263
    Abstract: A golf club head with low and high density zones designed to provide specific densities for use in various parts of the club head to achieve maximum volume and properties within specific weight goals. The low and high density zones may be formed from laminates having different equivalent densities than the layers used to form the laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20160051868
    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: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Noah de la Cruz
  • Publication number: 20160038798
    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: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John W. Morin, Darryl C. Galvan, Richard L. Cleghorn, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160038799
    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 a characteristic time slope of greater than about 5 and less than about 50, wherein the characteristic time slope is determined based on the various data points collected according to the United States Golf Association's (USGA's) Characteristic Time (CT) test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah de la Cruz, Christopher D. Harvell, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9211448
    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: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Bezilla, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9199137
    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: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden