Patents by Inventor J. Andrew Galloway

J. Andrew Galloway 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: 8529370
    Abstract: A golf club head composed of a face component and an aft body composed of a long fiber material. The aft body is composed of a compression molded material. The compression molded aft-body is composed of two pieces which are bonded to a metal face component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: J. Andrew Galloway, Martin Peralta, William C. Watson
  • Patent number: 8460123
    Abstract: A multiple-material golf club and a method for forming said golf club is disclosed herein. The multiple-material golf club preferably is a driver that has a metal face cup and a thin-walled, compression molded, composite aft body with precise IML and OML geometry. The molding composite used to form the compression molded aft body preferably comprises a plurality of randomly oriented carbon fiber bundles and a thermoset matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Brandon D. Demille, J. Andrew Galloway, Martin Peralta, D. Clayton Evans, William C. Watson
  • Patent number: 8430765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fairway wood type golf club head having a striking plate, a crown and a sole. The sole comprises a flat high strength region and dual regions with a low-friction, high release coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 8430986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a golf club head. The method comprises using a bladder with an open face and a flange clamped over the open face during pressurization and molding. In a preferred embodiment, the bladder is composed of a material with a higher rigidity than latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: J. Andrew Galloway, Donald Bridges
  • Patent number: 8425349
    Abstract: A method for forming a golf club head having a volume of approximately 460 cubic centimeters, the method comprising the steps of casting a face component, attaching a bonding flange, stamping a metal sheet of titanium alloy to form a sole component, welding the sole component to the face component to create a golf club head subassembly having a weld line of approximately six inches and polishing the weld line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Patrick Dawson, J. Andrew Galloway, Bradley C. Rice
  • Patent number: 8376877
    Abstract: A method for creating a face of a golf club head with a preferred surface texture is disclosed herein. The method includes etching a non-scoreline portion of a face using a photosensitive coating that is activated with light to etch the face. The scorelines are protected from the etching process to maintain the well-defined geometries of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 8292753
    Abstract: A club shaft that can be installed in a club head permanently or can be installed in clubs with interchangeable shaft features is disclosed herein. The invention is a measurement device that enables the capturing of the speed and motion of the swing. The invention uses two antennas, one transmitting and one receiving. The power of the radar wave is low. The wavelength will be on the order of a millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 8226496
    Abstract: A golf club including a club head and an interchangeable shaft is disclosed herein. A connection assembly (44) comprises a sleeve insert (47), a hosel sleeve (48), a hosel tube (46), a ring mechanism (48) and a guide ring (49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 8197355
    Abstract: An iron-type golf club head having a coated stepped sole is disclosed herein. The coated stepped sole is stepped such that the sole surface furthest from the face is raised away from the turf to minimize the turf contact through a golfer's swing particularly for the longer, less lofted irons. The surface friction is reduced by applying a thin dense chromium coating thorough electroplating to the stepped sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8162772
    Abstract: A club shaft that can be installed in a club head permanently or can be installed in clubs with interchangeable shaft features is disclosed herein. The invention is a measurement system that enables the capturing of the speed and motion of the golfer's swing. The invention uses magnetic material positioned on a face of a golf club head and an array of magnetic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Publication number: 20120083358
    Abstract: A golf club head having a body, a hosel, and a bolt that connects the hosel to the body such that the hosel can rotate around the bolt is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a worm gear engages gear teeth located at an interface of the hosel and the body, and turning the worm gear causes the hosel to rotate around the bolt. In another embodiment, a circular wedge is disposed between the hosel and the body, and rotating the circular wedge around the bolt changes the orientation of the hosel with respect to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventors: J. ANDREW GALLOWAY, YVONNE GALLOWAY, WILLIAM C. WATSON
  • Publication number: 20120073739
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a face component of a golf club head from slit plies of unidirectional pre-preg material is disclosed herein. The slitting is preferably diagonally along the unidirectional pre-preg material. The slit plies are placed in a mold in an alternating manner and the plies are compressed to form the face component. The slitting allows the pre-preg material to move within the mold during the compressing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANYH
    Inventors: J. ANDREW GALLOWAY, YVONNE GALLOWAY
  • Patent number: 8118687
    Abstract: A club shaft that can be installed in a club head permanently or can be installed in clubs with interchangeable shaft features is disclosed herein. The invention is a measurement system that enables the capturing of the speed and motion of the golfer's swing. The invention uses infrared reflectors positioned on a golf club and an array of infrared sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Publication number: 20120040773
    Abstract: The invention creates a unique combination of head shape and surface friction coefficients that minimize the bad effects of turf impact. The invention is an iron-type golf club head having a body composed of a stainless steel material and having a front wall, a sole portion and an undercut recess. The sole portion extends rearward from the front wall and has a main surface, a stepped surface and an edge between the main surface and the stepped surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventor: J. ANDREW GALLOWAY
  • Patent number: 8062145
    Abstract: A club shaft that can be installed in a club head permanently or can be installed in clubs with interchangeable shaft features is disclosed herein. The invention is a measurement system that enables the capturing of the speed and motion of the golfer's swing. The invention uses magnetic material positioned on a face of a golf club head and an array of magnetic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 8043165
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an iron-type golf club head in which the sole portion has a main surface and a stepped surface. Further, the sole portion comprises a chromium coating. The invention creates a unique combination of head shape and surface friction coefficients that minimize the bad effects of turf impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway
  • Patent number: 7938742
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising a body having a crown, a sole and a hollow interior, a striking plate insert attached to the body, the striking plate insert being composed of a material having a density greater that that of the body, and a weighting member, wherein a center of gravity of the golf club head is located less than approximately 1.7 inches from an exterior surface of the striking plate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: J. Andrew Galloway, Alan Hocknell, Matthew T. Cackett
  • Publication number: 20110077103
    Abstract: An iron-type golf club head having a coated stepped sole is disclosed herein. The coated stepped sole is stepped such that the sole surface furthest from the face is raised away from the turf to minimize the turf contact through a golfer's swing particularly for the longer, less lofted irons. The surface friction is reduced by applying a thin dense chromium coating thorough electroplating to the stepped sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventor: J. ANDREW GALLOWAY, SR.
  • Publication number: 20110065528
    Abstract: A method for forming a golf club head having a volume of approximately 460 cubic centimeters, the method comprising the steps of casting a face component, attaching a bonding flange, stamping a metal sheet of titanium alloy to form a sole component, welding the sole component to the face component to create a golf club head subassembly having a weld line of approximately six inches and polishing the weld line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventors: PATRICK DAWSON, J. ANDREW GALLOWAY, BRADLEY C. RICE
  • Patent number: 7892102
    Abstract: A club shaft that can be installed in a club head permanently or can be installed in clubs with interchangeable shaft features is disclosed herein. The invention is a measurement system that enables the capturing of the speed and motion of the golfer's swing. The invention uses magnetic material positioned on a face of a golf club head and an array of magnetic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: J. Andrew Galloway