Patents by Inventor John A. Solheim

John A. Solheim 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: 10350941
    Abstract: A collapsible wheel having a plurality of wheel sections. Each wheel section has at least a rim portion, a hub portion defining a rotational axis, and a pair of spokes. Each wheel section supports one or more spokes that extend from the hub portion and connect to one or more of the rim portions. The wheel sections rotate relative to each other about the rotational axis from a collapsed configuration to an expanded position, defining a central plane of the wheel. The rim portions are oriented generally perpendicular to the central plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole
  • Publication number: 20190192931
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with face deflection structures are described herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein. The golf club head described herein can have a deflector located adjacent a front end of the golf club head near a faceplate. The deflector can have front, heel, toe, and rear edges. The golf club head can also have a wave surface with a plurality of external wave troughs and crests. The plurality of external waves are surrounded by the deflector edges. In some embodiments, a forwardmost wave of the wave surface touches or extends to the heel and toe edges of the deflector. In other embodiments, a rearmost wave of the wave surface touches or extends to the heel and toe edges of the deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon L. Fossum, John A. Solheim
  • Publication number: 20190126109
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with apertures and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson, Eric V. Cole, Paul D. Wood, Bradley D. Schweigert, Marty R. Jertson, Tyler A. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10252121
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with face deflection structures are described herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon L. Fossum, John A. Solheim
  • Publication number: 20190092090
    Abstract: Embodiments of collapsible wheels and methods of making collapsible wheels are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole, Neil J. Clark
  • Patent number: 10238927
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with apertures and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson, Eric V. Cole, Paul D. Wood, Bradley D. Schweigert, Marty R. Jertson, Tyler A. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190060725
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with hosel inserts are presented herein. Other embodiments can be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole, Jeffrey A. Blankenship
  • Publication number: 20190046853
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with apertures and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson, Eric V. Cole, Paul D. Wood, Martin R. Jertson, Ryan M. Stokke
  • Patent number: 10195498
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with apertures and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson, Eric V. Cole, Paul D. Wood, Bradley D. Schweigert, Marty R. Jertson, Tyler A. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190030402
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having a face plate having a strike surface and an opposing interior surface, a rear end, and a sole connecting the faceplate with the rear end. The face plate, the rear end, and the sole partially define a cavity. An insert is positioned within the cavity, the insert presenting an insert surface facing the interior surface of the face plate and spaced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan M. Stokke, John A. Solheim, Martin R. Jertson
  • Patent number: 10179476
    Abstract: Embodiments of collapsible wheels and methods of making collapsible wheels are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole, Neil J. Clark
  • Patent number: 10137345
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with hosel inserts are presented herein. Other embodiments can be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric V. Cole, Jeffrey Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10124224
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with apertures and methods to manufacture golf club heads are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, Eric J. Morales, Erik M. Henrikson, Eric V. Cole, Paul D. Wood, Martin R. Jertson, Ryan M. Stokke
  • Publication number: 20180311542
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf clubs with grooves and methods of manufacture thereof are described herein. In one embodiment of a golf club described herein, the golf club has a head with a body. The body has a strike face with channels and at least one insert located within at least one of the channels. At least one of the channels comprises a single groove, and the insert forms at least a portion of the single groove. At least one of the channels comprises an opening on the strike face that is narrower than a bottom of the at least one of the channels. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Solheim
  • Patent number: 10112084
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having a face plate having a strike surface and an opposing interior surface, a rear end, and a sole connecting the faceplate with the rear end. The face plate, the rear end, and the sole partially define a cavity. An insert is positioned within the cavity, the insert presenting an insert surface facing the interior surface of the face plate and spaced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan M. Stokke, John A. Solheim, Martin R. Jertson
  • Publication number: 20180290032
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a grip comprising an internal bore with an opening having an internal tapered edge. The grip can engage with a tool or a piece of sports equipment. Further disclosed herein is a method of installing a grip onto a tool or piece of sports equipment, including providing a grip having a tubular body; grinding an open first end of the body, wherein the open first end comprises a greatest diameter closest to the exterior of the bore and tapers internally at an angle towards the interior of the bore; providing a shaft or handle; applying an adhesive to a top portion of the handle; sliding the handle into the grip bore until the shaft contacts the a capped second end of the grip; and coupling a surface of the bore to the handle by allowing the adhesive to dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: John A. Solheim
  • Patent number: D832379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin R. Jertson, Ryan M. Stokke, Calvin S. Wang, John A. Solheim
  • Patent number: D837912
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob T. Clarke, Murphy Alexander, Daniel K. Lee, Cory S. Bacon, John A. Solheim
  • Patent number: D847923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin S. Wang, David A. Higdon, Martin R. Jertson, John A. Solheim, Matthew A. Solheim, Allan D. Solheim
  • Patent number: D852911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin S. Wang, John A. Solheim, David A. Higdon