Patents by Inventor John Morin

John Morin 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: 20210106887
    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 comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the back portion is spaced from the rear surface, wherein an aperture is formed through the back portion, a damping element comprising an exterior portion located behind the back portion of the club head body, a damping portion located within the interior cavity of the golf club head, wherein the damping portion comprises a front surface abutting the rear surface of the striking face and a rear surface abutting the back portion of the club head body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Oswaldo Gonzalez, Marni D. Ines, Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Jason A. Mata
  • Patent number: 10940617
    Abstract: A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a striking face portion that is backed by a composite layer. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally be manufactured via a bladder molding process that applies hydrostatic forces to the composite layer to create a more consistent bond between the composite material and the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, 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
  • Patent number: 10829997
    Abstract: An earth-boring tool for removing subterranean formation material in a borehole comprises a tool body having a central axis defining an axial center thereof and a leg extending in an axial direction from the tool body. A bearing assembly is removably coupled to the leg and includes a bearing shaft and a base member. The base member encircles a portion of the bearing shaft and abuts against a surface of the leg. A roller cone is rotatably coupled to the bearing assembly and has a rotational axis about which the roller cone rotates on the bearing assembly when the roller cone removes subterranean formation material in the borehole. A method of assembling a rotatable cutting structure assembly including the bearing assembly includes coupling the bearing shaft to the leg by disposing a mechanical fastener through an aperture formed through the leg and into a cavity of the bearing shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: John Morin
  • Publication number: 20200299883
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material generally includes a first bonding module and a second bonding module. The second bonding module is positionable in close proximity to the first bonding module for receiving a first nonwoven fabric, a second nonwoven fabric, and at least one elastic strand therebetween. The second bonding module has a face with a width dimension and a circumferential axis and is rotatable about a rotation axis. The face has a plurality of ridges includes a first ridge and a pair of second ridges positioned on opposing sides of the first ridge along the circumferential axis. The first ridge defines a plurality of interspaced lands and notches, and the second ridges are configured to sever the at least one elastic strand when in close proximity to the first bonding module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Leo Begrow, Daniel James Sorensen, Thomas David Ehlert, Casey John Morin
  • Publication number: 20200222767
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion and a striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the back portion is spaced from the rear surface, a first deformable member residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the first deformable member comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, and a second deformable member residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the second deformable member comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the first deformable member has a greater Shore A durometer than the second deformable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Oswaldo Gonzalez, Jonathan Hebreo, Marni D. Ines, Gery M. Zimmerman, Jason A. Mata
  • Publication number: 20200129825
    Abstract: A system and methods of fitting golf clubs, and more particularly, the systems and methods related to wedge type golf clubs, having multiple sole configurations and/or bounce angles. More specifically, the present invention is directed to system and methods that enable a player to quantify the performance of the golf club's sole interaction with the ground and to determine the sole configuration and bounce angle that provides the most optimal shot performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Kevin Tassistro, John Morin
  • Patent number: 10625127
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion, a striking face, and an interior cavity formed between the back portion and the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a deformable element residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, wherein an aperture is formed through the back portion; and an adjustment driver residing within the aperture, the adjustment driver including a recess adjacent the interior cavity, wherein the deformable element resides within the recess, wherein the back portion comprises a shelf surrounding the aperture, wherein the adjustment drive comprises a flange, the flange in contact with the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Marni D. Ines, Gery M. Zimmerman, Oswaldo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10625124
    Abstract: A golf club head including a face having a flat ball-striking surface and a body that forms a flexure. The golf club head has a feature formed in a sole of the golf club head that provides the flexure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Nick Frame, Charles E. Golden, Jonathan Hebreo, Michael E. Franz, Grant M. Martens
  • Publication number: 20200039152
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material generally includes a rotary ultrasonic horn and a rotary anvil positionable in close proximity to the ultrasonic horn. The anvil has a face with a width and a circumferential axis. The face has a plurality of ridges each of which defines a plurality of interspaced lands and notches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas David Ehlert, Patrick Sean McNichols, Daniel James Sorensen, Casey John Morin, Brandon Leo Begrow, Michael A. Snyder, Thomas Arthur Bett
  • Publication number: 20190375137
    Abstract: A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a striking face portion that is backed by a composite layer. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally be manufactured via a bladder molding process that applies hydrostatic forces to the composite layer to create a more consistent bond between the composite material and the metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, John Morin
  • Patent number: 10493340
    Abstract: A system and methods of fitting golf clubs, and more particularly, the systems and methods related to wedge type golf clubs, having multiple sole configurations and/or bounce angles. More specifically, the present invention is directed to system and methods that enable a player to quantify the performance of the golf club's sole interaction with the ground and to determine the sole configuration and bounce angle that provides the most optimal shot performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Kevin Tassistro, John Morin
  • Patent number: 10479025
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material generally includes a first bonding module, a second bonding module positioned in close proximity to the first bonding module, and a pinching device. The first bonding module and the second bonding module are adapted to bond at least one elastic strand of the elastic nonwoven material. The pinching device is adapted to limit a snap-back potential of the at least one elastic strand if the at least one elastic strand becomes severed during bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AURIZON ULTRASONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas David Ehlert, Patrick Sean McNichols, Daniel James Sorensen, Casey John Morin, Brandon Leo Begrow, Michael A Snyder, Thomas Arthur Bett
  • Publication number: 20190277093
    Abstract: An earth-boring tool for removing subterranean formation material in a borehole comprises a tool body having a central axis defining an axial center thereof and a leg extending in an axial direction from the tool body. A bearing assembly is removably coupled to the leg and includes a bearing shaft and a base member. The base member encircles a portion of the bearing shaft and abuts against a surface of the leg. A roller cone is rotatably coupled to the bearing assembly and has a rotational axis about which the roller cone rotates on the bearing assembly when the roller cone removes subterranean formation material in the borehole. A method of assembling a rotatable cutting structure assembly including the bearing assembly includes coupling the bearing shaft to the leg by disposing a mechanical fastener through an aperture formed through the leg and into a cavity of the bearing shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: John Morin
  • Patent number: 10357901
    Abstract: A golf club with a multi-material face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has a striking face portion that is backed by a composite layer. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally be manufactured via a bladder molding process that applies hydrostatic forces to the composite layer to create a more consistent bond between the composite material and the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Uday V. Deshmukh, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20190217547
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an elastic nonwoven material generally includes a first bonding module, a second bonding module positioned in close proximity to the first bonding module, and a pinching device. The first bonding module and the second bonding module are adapted to bond at least one elastic strand of the elastic nonwoven material. The pinching device is adapted to limit a snap-back potential of the at least one elastic strand if the at least one elastic strand becomes severed during bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas David Ehlert, Patrick Sean McNichols, Daniel James Sorenson, Casey John Morin, Brandon Leo Begrow, Michael A Snyder, Thomas Arthur Bett
  • Publication number: 20190201760
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion, a striking face, and an interior cavity formed between the back portion and the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a deformable element residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face, wherein an aperture is formed through the back portion; and an adjustment driver residing within the aperture, the adjustment driver including a recess adjacent the interior cavity, wherein the deformable element resides within the recess, wherein the back portion comprises a shelf surrounding the aperture, wherein the adjustment drive comprises a flange, the flange in contact with the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, John Morin, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Marni D. Ines, Gery M. Zimmerman, Oswaldo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10293226
    Abstract: A golf club head including a striking face, a periphery portion surrounding and extending rearwards from the striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the rear surface of the striking face comprises a supported region, a support arm spaced from the rear surface of the striking face, the support arm extending from the periphery portion towards the supported region, a deformable element residing between the support arm and the rear surface of the striking face, and wherein the deformable 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20190134473
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head body including a back portion and a striking face, wherein the striking face comprises a front surface configured to strike a golf ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface, wherein the back portion is spaced from the rear surface, a deformable element residing between the back portion and the rear surface of the striking face, wherein the deformable element comprises a front surface in contact with the rear surface of the striking face and a rear surface in contact with the back portion, wherein the acoustic sound profile comprises a first sound power peak below 3,800 Hz, a second sound power peak above 3,800 Hz, and a sound power ratio including the magnitude of the second power peak divided by the magnitude of the first power peak, wherein the sound power ratio is less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Marni D. Ines, Jonathan Hebreo, Jason A. Mata, John Morin