Patents by Inventor Eric W. Reimers

Eric W. Reimers 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: 10016666
    Abstract: A standing riding golf bag cart (10) is provided for transporting a passenger and a golf bag (13) around a golf course. The cart (10) is adapted to covert between an expanded mode (12) for usage and a compact mode (14), for storage. The cart includes a base tube (22), a front carriage subassembly (24), a steering subassembly (26); a bag support subassembly (28); a central support subassembly (30), and a rear drive subassembly (32). The central support subassembly (30) is provided with running boards (80) upon which the passenger stands. The cart (10) is propelled by a pair of rear drive wheels (86) each having an associated electric motor (88) controlled by the passenger using a throttle control (94).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden, Dale H. Truett
  • Publication number: 20180056152
    Abstract: A standing riding golf bag cart (10) is provided for transporting a passenger and a golf bag (13) around a golf course. The cart (10) is adapted to covert between an expanded mode (12) for usage and a compact mode (14), for storage. The cart includes a base tube (22), a front carriage subassembly (24), a steering subassembly (26); a bag support subassembly (28); a central support subassembly (30), and a rear drive subassembly (32). The central support subassembly (30) is provided with running boards (80) upon which the passenger stands. The cart (10) is propelled by a pair of rear drive wheels (86) each having an associated electric motor (88) controlled by the passenger using a throttle control (94).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden, Dale H. Truett
  • Publication number: 20130234420
    Abstract: A collapsible combination golf bag cart (10) is provided for converting between an expanded mode (12) for use on a golf course and a compact mode (14) for storage. The combination (10) includes an external frame (16), a club containment subassembly (18), a front wheel subassembly (20), a rear wheel subassembly (22), a handle (24), and a seat (26). The combination (10) is characterized by a front wheel (66) which rotates and folds underneath in compact mode (14) and rear wheels (106) which pivot backward in expanded mode (12). The external frame (16) and club containment subassembly/bag (18) maintain an offset parallelogram shape for optimal club presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SUN MOUNTAIN SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden
  • Publication number: 20130234418
    Abstract: A collapsible golf bag cart with improved folding mechanism (10) is provided for converting between an expanded mode (14) for use on a golf course and a compact mode (16) for storage. A pivot joint subsystem (26) includes a rotating reciprocal gear assembly (120). The cart (10) is characterized by having equal length base struts (34), torso struts (32) and leg struts (70). Handle grips (138) are mounted on grip pivots (140) so as to be lockable in multiple vertical orientations for the user to adjust for optimally controlling the cart (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SUN MOUNTAIN SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden
  • Publication number: 20120111747
    Abstract: A multi-handle collar system (10) for a golf bag (12) is provided for providing multiple grasping and handling options for a golfer. The system (10) includes a circumferential collar member (14) provided with a plurality of circumferentially arrayed vertical apertures (18) bounded on the upper edges thereof by semi-rigid rim portions (20) in order to provide handles (22). A preferred embodiment includes a rear handle (24), a left side handle (26) and a right side handle (28) arrayed opposite said left side handle (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Publication number: 20110303568
    Abstract: An expandable top collar system (10) for a golf bag (12) is provided for providing one or more expandable apertures (36) facilitating a smaller lateral aspect collapsed mode (14) and a larger aspect expanded mode (16). The system (10) includes expansion means (37) and securing means (49) associated with each expandable aperture (36) so as to define the degree of aspect expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: SUN MOUNTAIN SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Seth M. Enes
  • Publication number: 20100052275
    Abstract: A golf bag cart (10) for a golf bag (12) is provided for transporting the bag (12). The golf bag cart (10) includes a four wheeled carriage (18), a bag support frame (20) and a handle (22). The bag support frame (22) includes a base frame (36) and a pivotally attached torso frame (64), with a slider block (62) on said base frame (36) providing a mechanism for collapsing and expanding said golf bag cart (10) between a use mode (14) and a storage mode (16) in conjunction with the pivoting of the torso frame (64). The handle (22) is pivotally securable at multiple pivot angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Dale Truett, Mark Robirds
  • Patent number: 7581748
    Abstract: A golf bag cart system (10) is provided for supporting and transporting a golf bag (12). The cart (10) is a three wheel push cart with a front disc motor (108) mounted in the front wheel (26). Recurve tubes (82, 84) support the golf bag (12) with ample access to pockets and provide a battery cradle (90) situated to improve traction. An offset bracket (66) provides and improved handle pivot (68). Grasping arms (96, 98) releasably grip the golf bag and are adjustable. Speed and motor controls (124) including preset distance controls (134, 136 and 138) provide superior control of motion for the user. The handle (64) is provided with a dashboard console (164) including numerous useful accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Publication number: 20090179058
    Abstract: A hip belt system (10) for a golf bag (14) is provided for transferring a portion of the weight of the bag (14) during carrying to the hips of the user by way of a hip belt member (12). The system (10) includes the belt member (12) and a longitudinally aligned sleeve (24) secured to the tubular body (16) of the golf bag (14). The belt member (12) includes a central portion (32) for extending through the sleeve (24) and a pair of tapered portions (34) extending respectively to a first belt end (28) and a second belt end (30). The belt ends (28 and 30) are provided with releasable fasteners (36 and 38) for mating with each other to provide for quick fastening and unfastening. Length adjusters (44) are provided on the belt ends in order to adjust the total length of the belt member (12) to fit the waist of the user. The belt member (12) is removable from the sleeve (24) for storage when the hip belt support is not desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Seth M. Enes
  • Patent number: 7128333
    Abstract: A golf bag cart (10) having a frame (14), a handle (22), first and second rear wheels (18, 20), and first and second wheel struts (52, 54), to which the first and second rear wheels (18, 20) are rotatably mounted, the first and second wheel struts (52, 54) being pivotally mounted to the frame (14) by mid-frame pivots (68). A front wheel (16) and a front wheel mount (44) are included, the front wheel mount (44) being pivotally attached to the frame (14) by a lower frame pivot (40). The golf bag cart (10) is movable from an extended configuration (12) to a collapsed configuration (13), such that the rear wheels (18, 20) pivot about the mid-frame pivots (68) to move towards the front wheel (14). The front wheel (14) and the wheel mount (44) pivot about the lower frame pivot (40) so that the front wheel (16) moves towards the rear wheels (18, 20), as the golf bag cart (10) is being collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Mark Robirds
  • Patent number: 7124887
    Abstract: Briefly, one preferred embodiment of the present invention (10) is an extension handle (26) for a golf bag (12) having a top opening (19), and carrying straps (22). The extension handle (26) includes one or more brackets (28) attached to the golf bag (12) near the top opening (19), the brackets (28) having attachment points (48) for attachment of the golf bag straps (22), these attachment points (48) extending beyond the top opening (19) of the bag (12). The extension handle (26) includes a handle (36) attached to the bracket or brackets (28). Also a golf bag (10) having an extension handle (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D497720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D596365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Dale Truett, Mark Robirds
  • Patent number: D596821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Dale Truett, Mark Robirds
  • Patent number: D632890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D632891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D704409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden
  • Patent number: D704410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Michael J. Deden
  • Patent number: D714547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D718527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers