Patents by Inventor Ian Burgess

Ian Burgess 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: 11872455
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a lightweight and durable top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have different structures. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form structures in the top frame having various shapes and geometric patterns, for example, a lattice having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers. The walls of the top cuff can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The top cuff includes club dividers for storing and organizing clubs in different compartments. The club dividers can be made of a cord material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L Howard, Duane Marshall, Brian R. Poirier, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan Mark Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Publication number: 20230256306
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to golf bags comprising a cord assembly configured to form a plurality of cord dividers that extend across a top opening of the golf bag to define a plurality of compartments for receiving a golf club. The golf bags may comprise a cord connector having a housing with a first channel and a second channel configured to receive one or more segments of the cord assembly. A plurality of cord segments of the cord assembly may extend through each of the first and second channels of the cord connector. The plurality of cord segments may correspond to different cord dividers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan Mark Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Publication number: 20230249041
    Abstract: An improved leg-deployment system for a golf bag that helps prevent leg droop when the legs are in the retracted state. In an aspect, the technology relates to a golf bag that includes a bag body; a base coupled to the bag body; a top cuff coupled to the bag body; and a leg-deployment system coupled to the top cuff. The leg-deployment system may include a leg receptacle protruding away from an exterior surface of the top cuff; a spring insert inserted into the receptacle, the spring insert including a cantilevered spring segment having a fixed end and a free end; and a leg assembly including a cam nose, wherein the cam nose contacts the cantilevered spring segment when the leg assembly is in a retracted state, and the cantilevered spring segment applies a force to the cam nose to maintain the leg assembly in the retracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20230201682
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a lightweight and durable top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have different structures. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form structures in the top frame having various shapes and geometric patterns, for example, a lattice having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers. The walls of the top cuff can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The top cuff includes club dividers for storing and organizing clubs in different compartments. The club dividers can be made of a cord material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Brian R. Poirier, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan Mark Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Patent number: 11673031
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers for storing and organizing the clubs in different compartments. The club dividers are preferably made of a cord material. The walls of the top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form various structures in the top frame. The golf bag of this invention is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan M. Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Publication number: 20230144863
    Abstract: A golf bag comprising a body for holding golf clubs and a shoulder strap assembly comprising (i) a first shoulder strap, (ii) a second shoulder strap, (iii) a bridge member, and (iv) a plurality of connecting straps coupled to the first and second shoulder straps. The first and second shoulder straps are configured to extend laterally towards each other. The bridge member is configured to directly and undetachably couple the first and second shoulder straps. A first end of the bridge member is attached to the first shoulder strap at a first attachment point, and a second end of the bridge member is attached to the second shoulder strap at a second attachment point. The connecting straps are attached to the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap at a third attachment point and a fourth attachment point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: 11638861
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to golf bags having a lightweight and durable top frame can be made of a lightweight metal and can have different structures. For example, the top frame can have sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other configurations. The lightweight top frame assembly can have handle and leg sub-assemblies. Three-dimensional printing methods can be used to form structures in the top frame having various shapes and geometric patterns, for example lattice having a top frame (cuff) with club dividers. The walls of the top cuff can be made of a lightweight metal and can have a sidewall, open loop, closed loop, or other structure. The top cuff includes club dividers for storing and organizing the clubs in different compartments. The club dividers can be made of a cord material. The golf bag of this invention is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Duane Marshall, Brian R. Poirier, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan, Jonathan M. Liston, Michael T. McDuffee
  • Patent number: 11576480
    Abstract: Golf bag having elongated tubular body and shoulder strap assembly comprising first and second straps, each having first and second ends; and bridge member having first and second ends and being disposed undetachably between second end of first strap and second end of second strap; the elongated tubular body configured to be detachably adjoined to first end of first strap, first end of second strap, second end of first strap, and second end of second strap. Strap may have a first section, second section and third section that are configured to be adjacent the wearer's front, shoulder, and back, respectively; third section has curve with upper portion extending vertically with respect to wearer and lower portion extending horizontally with respect to wearer. A concave radius rcc can extend from strap first end to approximate the second end; wherein rcc>a convex radius rcv at the strap second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Publication number: 20220232955
    Abstract: Golf bag and shoulder strap comprising: elongated tubular body for holding golf clubs; shoulder strap assembly comprising a pre-curved strap pad having a first end, a second end, and being configured to slidably receive a strap; the strap having a first strap end and a second strap end, each attached to the elongated tubular body; the pre-curved strap pad being positioned in a predetermined location on a wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer. Strap may be slidably received within a buckle and either (i) an interior channel that extends within the pre-curved strap pad between the first end and the second end; or (ii) slots and/or tabs that are positioned along a top exterior portion of the pre-curved strap pad that does not contact the wearer's front, shoulder and back when the golf bag is mounted on the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Publication number: 20220105400
    Abstract: A golf bag having an improved base is provided. The golf bag is durable, lightweight, comfortable to carry, and easy to use. The base is made of a composite sheet material, preferably a self-reinforced polymer composite sheet material that has been thermoformed. Materials made of thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyoxymethylene, and polyester can be processed under precise temperature and pressure conditions to form the self-reinforced polymer composite sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Stephanie L. Howard, Benjamin J. Beck, Ryan Donovan
  • Publication number: 20220002554
    Abstract: A pigment comprising a plurality of photonic crystal particles dispersed in a medium, each photonic crystal particles containing a plurality of spectrally selective absorbing components dispersed within each photonic crystal particle that selectively absorb electromagnetic radiation without substantially absorbing electromagnetic radiation near a resonant wavelength of each photonic crystal particle, wherein each photonic crystal particle has a predetermined minimum number of repeat units of a photonic crystal structure, wherein the predetermined minimum number of repeat units is related to the resonant wavelength, the full-width at half maximum of the resonant wavelength, and the refractive index contrast in the photonic crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Joanna AIZENBERG, Nicolas VOGEL, Ian BURGESS, Mathias KOLLE, Tanya SHIRMAN, Stefanie UTECH, Katherine Reece PHILLIPS, David A. WEITZ, Natalie KOAY
  • Patent number: D937575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D938720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D938721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: D952346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D960568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall
  • Patent number: D971599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D972845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D974763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Duane Marshall, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: D985943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Duane Marshall