Patents by Inventor Gentry Ferguson

Gentry Ferguson 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: 20210121748
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body comprising a back portion, a striking face, and an interior cavity formed between the back portion and the striking face, wherein the striking face includes a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a deformable member residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable member includes a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable member includes a rear surface in contact with the back portion, wherein the deformable member includes a free thickness and an installed thickness, and wherein the free thickness is at least 5% greater than the installed thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Marni D. Ines, Grant M. Martens, Oswaldo Gonzalez, Gentry Ferguson, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20210046363
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion, and a support arm spaced from the rear surface of the striking face, a first damping element residing between the support arm and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the first damping element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face and a rear surface in contact with the support arm, wherein the periphery portion comprises a sole, and a second damping element located between the first damping element and the sole, a front portion of the second damping element in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, a rear surface of the second damping element in contact with the support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Marni D. Ines, Christopher Savage, Grant M. Martens, Gentry Ferguson, John Morin, Jason A. Mata, Oswaldo Gonzalez, Jonathan Hebreo, Nick Frame
  • Publication number: 20200324179
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200188746
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Peter Larsen, Stephen S. Murphy, Scott A. Knutson, Charles E. Golden, Joey L. Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200188741
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200188745
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 10569143
    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 resulting golf club head may generally have a deep CG wherein the CG-B location is about 37 mm, and a CG-C location is greater than about 25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara, Gentry Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10232230
    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 resulting golf club head may generally have a deep CG wherein the CG-B location is about 37 mm, and a CG-C location is greater than about 30 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Doug M. Takehara, Gentry Ferguson, Mark C. Myrhum
  • Publication number: 20180185721
    Abstract: A golf club head including a multi-piece construction. The golf club head includes a plurality of body components coupled at a seam. A weight member is coupled to the golf club head so that it overlaps a seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ronald K. Hettinger, Uday V. Deshmukh, Gentry Ferguson, Eddie G. Perez
  • Publication number: 20180111027
    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 resulting golf club head may generally have a deep CG wherein the CG-B location is about 37 mm, and a CG-C location is greater than about 25 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara, Gentry Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9908013
    Abstract: A golf club head including a multi-piece construction. The golf club head includes a plurality of body components coupled at a seam. A weight member is coupled to the golf club head so that it overlaps a seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ronald K. Hettinger, Uday V. Deshmukh, Gentry Ferguson, Eddie G. Perez
  • Patent number: 9724575
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club face constructed from a low modulus material for maximizing driving distance potential and a perimeter flange having a mass reducing configuration for preventing adverse influences to the center of gravity and the moment of inertia of a golf club head including the club face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Gentry Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20170189770
    Abstract: A golf club head including a multi-piece construction. The golf club head includes a plurality of body components coupled at a seam. A weight member is coupled to the golf club head so that it overlaps a seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ronald K. Hettinger, Uday V. Deshmukh, Gentry Ferguson, Eddie G. Perez
  • Publication number: 20170136316
    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 resulting golf club head may generally have a deep CG wherein the CG-B location is about 37 mm, and a CG-C location is greater than about 30 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Doug M. Takehara, Gentry Ferguson, Mark C. Myrhum
  • Publication number: 20170095711
    Abstract: A method of forming a crown of a golf club head including casting the crown of the golf club head, the crown including an internal surface adjacent a hollow interior of the golf club head, and an external surface opposite the internal surface, the crown including a first region and a second region adjacent the first region, the first region including a recess formed in the internal surface, the first region including a sacrificial protrusion on the external surface extending outwards beyond the second region; applying a mask to the external surface of the second region; exposing the crown of the golf club head to an etching chemical, wherein the etching chemical removes the sacrificial protrusion from the external surface of the crown; removing the etching chemical from the crown of the golf club head; and removing the mask from the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Gentry Ferguson, Takeshi Casey Funaki, Stephanie Luttrell, Mark C. Myrhum, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 9364726
    Abstract: A method of constructing a golf club head, comprising affixing a hosel to a shell, wherein said shell comprises a striking face, a sole extending aftward from a lower edge of said ball striking face, and a crown extending aftward from an upper edge of said ball striking face, wherein said shell defines a golf club head interior within said shell, wherein said hosel is configured to receive a golf club shaft, wherein said hosel comprises an internal portion within said golf club head interior and an external portion extending outside said shell, wherein said golf club head comprises a hosel rib affixed to said internal portion of said hosel, manipulating the orientation of said hosel relative to said shell after affixing said hosel to said shell, and affixing said hosel rib to said shell after manipulating the orientation of said hosel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Gentry Ferguson, Daniel Stone, Keisuke Yamane
  • Patent number: D765805
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Yu-Jin Song, Gentry Ferguson
  • Patent number: D834118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Yu-Jin Song, Gentry Ferguson
  • Patent number: D884100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Kitching, Jr., Gentry Ferguson
  • Patent number: D896904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Kevin J. Chun, Joshua G. Breier, Gentry Ferguson