Patents by Inventor David T. Pelz

David T. Pelz 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: 10315081
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a golf club holster may include a substrate and a fastener coupled to the substrate and configured to couple the substrate to an external surface of a golf bag. The golf club holster may further include a club holder element coupled to the substrate, the club holder element including one or more clamps configured to grip a shaft of one or more golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 9737781
    Abstract: A synthetic putting green includes a crown, skirt and trough. The putting green includes a support surface shaped to define a crown, a skirt circumferentially positioned about the crown and a trough circumferentially positioned about the skirt. Landscape edging is applied to the support surface about a perimeter of the crown so as to define an interior space functioning as a putting surface. A containment layer is applied upon the support surface within the interior space and an open cell foam material applied over the containment layer within the interior space. A layer of synthetic turf is then applied to cover the containment layer and the open cell foam material within the interior space. A method for making the synthetic putting green is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: David T Pelz
  • Publication number: 20170142329
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a wearable device having at least one optical sensor configured to capture optical data corresponding to a view area and one or more eye tracking sensors configured to detect eye movement. The wearable device may further include a processor configured to determine a portion of the optical data based on the detected eye movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: David T Pelz
  • Publication number: 20170021241
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a golf club holster may include a substrate and a fastener coupled to the substrate and configured to couple the substrate to an external surface of a golf bag. The golf club holster may further include a club holder element coupled to the substrate, the club holder element including one or more clamps configured to grip a shaft of one or more golf clubs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20160375338
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a golf putting pad may include a substrate, a boundary area extending about a periphery of the substrate, and a putting area extending over a portion of the substrate inside of the boundary area. The putting area may include a plurality of holes, each of which may be sized to receive a golf ball. The golf putting pad may further include an out-of-bounds gutter area between the putting area and the boundary area and defining a periphery of the putting area. In some embodiments, the putting area may be substantially planar and may define a slope. The slope may be within a range of zero percent to five percent. In some embodiments, the slope may be adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20160367861
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a golf ball having at least one accelerometer configured to generate signals proportional to acceleration along three axes and a microprocessor coupled to the accelerometer. The microprocessor may be configured to correlate the signals to produce a roll data file for each roll event of a plurality of roll events. The golf ball may also include a memory configured to store the roll data file for each roll event and a transceiver configured to communicate roll data associated with at least some of the plurality of roll events to a computing device. The system may further include the computing device configured to receive the roll data from the golf ball and, in a first mode, to process the roll data file to determine at least one of an overall roll quality associated with a surface and a firmness parameter associated with a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20130344975
    Abstract: A synthetic putting green includes a crown, skirt and trough. The putting green includes a support surface shaped to define a crown, a skirt circumferentially positioned about the crown and a trough circumferentially positioned about the skirt. Landscape edging is applied to the support surface about a perimeter of the crown so as to define an interior space functioning as a putting surface. A containment layer is applied upon the support surface within the interior space and an open cell foam material applied over the containment layer within the interior space. A layer of synthetic turf is then applied to cover the containment layer and the open cell foam material within the interior space. A method for making the synthetic putting green is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 8177654
    Abstract: A golf training system includes a rearward and lower first laser beam defined by a rearward and lower first laser transmitting to a rearward and lower first receiving sensor with a first alarm. The golf training system also includes a forward and upper second laser beam defined by a forward and upper second laser transmitting to a forward and upper second receiving sensor, with a second alarm, located above the shoulder of the user. The first laser beam and the second laser beam are substantially parallel and define an extending ideal path along a designated club head path as a golfer swings. The extending ideal path corresponds to a desired club head path, if the club head crosses the first laser beam, the first alarm associated with the first receiving sensor is activated, and if the club head crosses the second laser beam, the second alarm associated with the second receiving sensor is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 8167733
    Abstract: A training device assisting golfers in reading putting greens includes a housing having a central cavity shaped and dimensioned for receiving the golf ball therein. The housing includes a closed first end and an open second end. A force producing mechanism is positioned at the closed first end of the housing and extends toward the open second end within the housing. The force producing mechanism is positioned within the housing for selective actuation thereof so as to contact and push forward a golf ball positioned within the housing. Upon actuation, the force producing mechanism launches the golf ball smoothly onto the golf putting green surface at a pre-determined speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20110159980
    Abstract: A golf training system includes a rearward and lower first laser beam defined by a rearward and lower first laser transmitting to a rearward and lower first receiving sensor with a first alarm. The golf training system also includes a forward and upper second laser beam defined by a forward and upper second laser transmitting to a forward and upper second receiving sensor, with a second alarm, located above the shoulder of the user. The first laser beam and the second laser beam are substantially parallel and define an extending ideal path along a designated club head path as a golfer swings. The extending ideal path corresponds to a desired club head path, if the club head crosses the first laser beam, the first alarm associated with the first receiving sensor is activated, and if the club head crosses the second laser beam, the second alarm associated with the second receiving sensor is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20110160003
    Abstract: A training device assisting golfers in reading putting greens includes a housing having a central cavity shaped and dimensioned for receiving the golf ball therein. The housing includes a closed first end and an open second end. A force producing mechanism is positioned at the closed first end of the housing and extends toward the open second end within the housing. The force producing mechanism is positioned within the housing for selective actuation thereof so as to contact and push forward a golf ball positioned within the housing. Upon actuation, the force producing mechanism launches the golf ball smoothly onto the golf putting green surface at a pre-determined speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20110159977
    Abstract: A system for measuring roll quality of a putting green includes a golf ball remotely communicating with a data processing unit composed of a computer software interface. The golf ball includes a golf ball outer surface with an interior cavity formed therein. An electronic system is positioned within the interior cavity. The electronic system is composed of an accelerometer, a microprocessor, a communications system and a battery. The electronic system allows a user to initiate a roll or putt of the golf ball on any surface and record data relating to roll quality thereby creating a roll data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 7225663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is employed in determining the green-speed of a golf putting green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 6860139
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for measuring the green-speed of a putting green including a golf ball rolling ramp. The ramp is supported by adjustable length legs above a green surface at a selected angle. A level vial attached to the apparatus is used to determine when the ramp is at the selected angle. A plurality of parallel grooves extend the entire length of the rolling ramp and allow for sequentially rolling a plurality of golf balls onto a putting green surface. Located at the upper end of each groove is a trigger mechanism for each of said grooves, including a trigger support block and a trigger arm pivotally movable thereon for releasing the golf balls into the grooves and down the ramp. The forward or release end of the ramp is curved for releasing the balls parallel to the local horizontal relative to the putting green surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20030226393
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for measuring the green-speed of a putting green including a golf ball rolling ramp. The ramp is supported by adjustable length legs above a green surface at a selected angle. A level vial attached to the apparatus is used to determine when the ramp is at the selected angle. A plurality of parallel grooves extend the entire length of the rolling ramp and allow for sequentially rolling a plurality of golf balls onto a putting green surface. Located at the upper end of each groove is a trigger mechanism for each of said grooves, including a trigger support block and a trigger arm pivotally movable thereon for releasing the golf balls into the grooves and down the ramp. The forward or release end of the ramp is curved for releasing the balls parallel to the local horizontal relative to the putting green surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Publication number: 20030008732
    Abstract: The putting trainer includes a substantially flat plate upon which a golfer may place and strike a golf ball. The plate includes a first end having a recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving a golf ball and maintaining the golf ball in position adjacent the first end until such a time that the golfer strikes the golf ball toward a second end of the plate. The plate further includes a central alignment groove extending from the recess toward the second end of the plate, the central alignment groove providing a desired alignment for a golfer striking a golf ball sitting within the recess. The putting trainer also includes a plurality of obstacles respectively and selectively positioned within a plurality of indents formed within the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 6503152
    Abstract: The putting trainer includes a substantially flat plate upon which a golfer may place and strike a golf ball. The plate includes a first end having a recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving a golf ball and maintaining the golf ball in position adjacent the first end until such a time that the golfer strikes the golf ball toward a second end of the plate. The plate further includes a central alignment groove extending from the recess toward the second end of the plate. The putting trainer also includes a plurality of obstacles respectively and selectively positioned within a plurality of indents formed within the plate. The indents are positioned on opposite sides of the central alignment groove to define a passageway through which a golf ball is desirably struck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: 6312345
    Abstract: A golf ball hitting platform for practicing a variety of golf shots having a base upon which a golfer stands and interchangeable teeing panels at the teeing area, including a fairway teeing panel, a rough teeing panel, a bunkerboard teeing panel, a bunker tray teeing panel and a special fairway panel for use with sloped platform settings. The platform also includes training attachments including a knee brace, a shank preventing upright wall, a swing limiter to limit the length of the golfer's backswing and a swing plane guide to insure a proper take-away and define an inside plane of the swing path. Elevating blocks allow the platform to be oriented to simulate a variety of slope conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: D521096
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: David T. Pelz
  • Patent number: D462734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: David T. Pelz