Patents by Inventor Nick Frame

Nick Frame 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: 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: 20210023424
    Abstract: A golf club head with improved striking face performance is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a golf club head having a striking face portion with a back surface provided with multiple constant thickness zones and multiple transition zones on a back surface of the striking face portion. Preferably, at least three constant thickness zones are provided in the thickened central region of the striking face portion encompassed by an intermediate transition zone and an outer perimeter region encompassing the intermediate transition zone comprising at least four outer perimeter constant thickness zones. Preferably, the thickened central region and the intermediate transition region mimic the shape of the face perimeter of the striking face portion of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame, Noah de la Cruz
  • Publication number: 20210016137
    Abstract: A golf club head having a multi-layered striking face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has an external frontal face layer, an internal rear face layer, and an intermediary sandwiched face layer juxtaposed between the external frontal face layer and the internal rear face layer. The intermediary sandwiched face layer may generally be made out of a polymeric material. The internal rear face layer may generally have a substantially non-uniform thickness formed via a substantially planar rear surface and a substantially non-planar frontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Publication number: 20200368591
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a golf club head body, a striking face, and an inner wall supporting the striking face. A ledge extends from a body into the interior of the golf club head body, and the inner wall is disposed within a gap between the striking face and the ledge. A rear surface of the inner wall is supported by a portion of the golf club head body, and a rear surface of the striking face is in contact with a portion of the inner wall. The inner wall may be inserted into the golf club head through an opening defined in the toe portion of the golf club head or the rear portion of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Doug M. Takehara, Joshua G. Breier, Ryuichi Sugimae, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10821335
    Abstract: A golf club head has a stranded structure such as a cantilevered strand or a beam strand. The stranded structure causes changes in acoustic properties from that of a standard golf club. A gap or through-hole around the stranded structure may be filled with a vibration dampening material, such as flexible polymer, to further adjust the acoustic properties of the golf club. Vibration frequency regions in a golf club may be modified by incorporating stranded structures in the vibration frequency regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Patent number: 10821338
    Abstract: A golf club head including a club head perimeter comprising a toe portion, a heel portion, a topline, and a sole portion; a striking face; and a cantilevered face support secured to the interior surface of the sole portion; wherein the cantilevered face support tab is in contact with but not secured to the rear surface of the striking face; wherein the striking face includes a centrally located first portion having a first portion thickness, a second portion having a second thickness and located heelward of the first portion, and a third portion having a third thickness and located toeward of the first portion; wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, wherein the first thickness is greater than the third thickness; and wherein the cantilevered face support tab is in contact with the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Nick Frame, Oswaldo Gonzalez, Marni D. Ines, Joshua C. Stokes, Doug M. Takehara, Grant M. Martens
  • Patent number: 10737151
    Abstract: A golf club head has a striking face. A ledge extends from the perimeter contact rim of the golf club head. The striking face is secured to the club head body proximate the rim. There is a gap between the striking face and the ledge. The inner wall's perimeter edge is disposed in the gap and is in contact with the ledge. The rear surface of the striking face is in contact with a portion of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10709941
    Abstract: A golf club head where at least a first portion of an exterior surface of the golf club head includes depressions is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head has a body with a striking face, a crown portion, a sole portion, and a skirt portion joining the striking face, crown portion and the sole portion and in accordance with the present invention at least a portion of the exterior surface of the body of the golf club head is further comprised of depressions to reduce the aerodynamic drag force on the golf club head. The depressions may be provided on a first portion of the golf club head on one or more of a crown portion, sole portion, skirt portion or striking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10653927
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Soracco, Charles E. Golden, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200147459
    Abstract: A golf club head with a crown comprising an inner crown portion and an outer crown portion. The inner crown portion may be made of a low density or low elastic modulus material. The outer portion of the crown defines an opening to the cavity, a riser extending into the cavity, and a ledge extending from the edge of the riser. The ledge may define a first channel and a second channel that extend around the ledge. The first channel is filled with adhesive to secure the inner portion of the crown to the ledge. The inner portion of the crown is attached to the ledge such that the opening is covered by the inner portion of the crown. The golf club head may also have a sole comprising an inner sole portion and an outer sole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara
  • Patent number: 10646759
    Abstract: A golf club head, including an adjustable weight system including a drive mechanism, a locking mechanism, and a weight, wherein the drive mechanism is rotatable about an axis of rotation, and the weight is slidable along an axis of translation, wherein the axis of rotation is perpendicular to the axis of translation at an interface of the drive mechanism and the weight, wherein the drive mechanism comprises a plurality of teeth, wherein the weight comprises a plurality of cogs, wherein the plurality of teeth of the drive mechanism engage the plurality of cogs of the weight so that rotation of the drive mechanism about an axis of rotation forces the weight to translate along the axis of translation, wherein a component of the locking mechanism translates between an unlocked position and a locked position in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame, Mitchell E. Bac
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10583334
    Abstract: A golf club head with a crown comprising an inner crown portion and an outer crown portion. The inner crown portion may be made of a low density or low elastic modulus material. The outer portion of the crown defines an opening to the cavity, a riser extending into the cavity, and a ledge extending from the edge of the riser. The ledge may define a first channel and a second channel that extend around the ledge. The first channel is filled with adhesive to secure the inner portion of the crown to the ledge. The inner portion of the crown is attached to the ledge such that the opening is covered by the inner portion of the crown. The golf club head may also have a sole comprising an inner sole portion and an outer sole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara
  • Publication number: 20200054924
    Abstract: A golf club head, including an adjustable weight system including a drive mechanism, a locking mechanism, and a weight, wherein the drive mechanism is rotatable about an axis of rotation, and the weight is slidable along an axis of translation, wherein the axis of rotation is perpendicular to the axis of translation at an interface of the drive mechanism and the weight, wherein the drive mechanism comprises a plurality of teeth, wherein the weight comprises a plurality of cogs, wherein the plurality of teeth of the drive mechanism engage the plurality of cogs of the weight so that rotation of the drive mechanism about an axis of rotation forces the weight to translate along the axis of translation, wherein a component of the locking mechanism translates between an unlocked position and a locked position in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame, Mitchell E. Bac
  • Publication number: 20200023246
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Soracco, Charles E. Golden, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10518145
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a club head body and a weight member that is secured to the body. The weight member is constructed to utilize lateral forces to couple to the head body to minimize the structure required to retain the weight member, and the weight member is preferably constructed so that it has a low profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame, Scott A. Knutson
  • Patent number: 10493332
    Abstract: A golf club head has a stranded structure such as a cantilevered strand or a beam strand. The stranded structure causes changes in acoustic properties from that of a standard golf club. A gap or through-hole around the stranded structure may be filled with a vibration dampening material, such as flexible polymer, to further adjust the acoustic properties of the golf club. Vibration frequency regions in a golf club may be modified by incorporating stranded structures in the vibration frequency regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Publication number: 20190321694
    Abstract: A golf club head has a stranded structure such as a cantilevered strand or a beam strand. The stranded structure causes changes in acoustic properties from that of a standard golf club. A gap or through-hole around the stranded structure may be filled with a vibration dampening material, such as flexible polymer, to further adjust the acoustic properties of the golf club. Vibration frequency regions in a golf club may be modified by incorporating stranded structures in the vibration frequency regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Publication number: 20190282870
    Abstract: A golf club head has a striking face. A ledge extends from the perimeter contact rim of the golf club head. The striking face is secured to the club head body proximate the rim. There is a gap between the striking face and the ledge. The inner wall's perimeter edge is disposed in the gap and is in contact with the ledge. The rear surface of the striking face is in contact with a portion of the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hebreo, Nick Frame
  • Publication number: 20190275384
    Abstract: A golf club head with a crown comprising an inner crown portion and an outer crown portion. The inner crown portion may be made of a low density or low elastic modulus material. The outer portion of the crown defines an opening to the cavity, a riser extending into the cavity, and a ledge extending from the edge of the riser. The ledge may define a first channel and a second channel that extend around the ledge. The first channel is filled with adhesive to secure the inner portion of the crown to the ledge. The inner portion of the crown is attached to the ledge such that the opening is covered by the inner portion of the crown. The golf club head may also have a sole comprising an inner sole portion and an outer sole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara