Patents by Inventor Noah De La Cruz

Noah De La Cruz 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: 20130296071
    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 that forms a pocket, wherein the pocket is filled with a secondary material having a lower density to improve the performance of the golf club head. The multi-material face disclosed in accordance with the present invention may generally have a characteristic time slope of greater than about 5 and less than about 50, wherein the characteristic time slope is determined based on the various data points collected according to the United States Golf Association's (USGA's) Characteristic Time (CT) test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew J. Curtis, Noah de la Cruz, Uday V. Deshmukh, Charles E. Golden, Bradford Hughes Hartwell, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20130281231
    Abstract: An iron type golf club head with improved performance is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses an iron type golf club head having a frontal face portion made out of a lightweight material that is separate and distinct from the material used to form the remaining body portion of the iron type golf club head. The thinner material allows the frontal face portion of the iron type golf club head to be made thinner, yielding improved performance characteristics such as a higher Coefficient of Restitution (COR) of greater than about 0.770, a lower Center of Gravity (CG) location of less than about 5.0 mm from a ground, and a lower primary resonant frequency of less than about 5,000 Hertz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: John W. Morin, Eduardo Mendoza, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Andrew J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8562458
    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 thickened central region surrounded by an internal and an external transition region; wherein the thickened central region has an inner perimeter that takes on a shape that substantially resembles the shape of an outer perimeter of the striking face of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Christopher D. Harvell, Thomas Orrin Bennett
  • Patent number: 8545344
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Patent number: 8496544
    Abstract: A metal wood type golf club with improved performance characteristics is disclosed herein where the metal wood type golf club head will combined the performance characteristics of both a driver type golf club head and a fairway type golf club head. More specifically, the present invention relates to a golf club head with a volume of between about 150 cc to about 360 cc, a CG location between about 10 mm to about 20 mm above the ground, a face depth of between about 30 millimeters (mm) to about 65 millimeters (mm), a loft of about between 10 degrees to about 16 degrees, and a COR of about 0.790 to about 0.830, wherein the entire golf club has a length of between about 41 inches to about 45 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Curtis, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Bradford Hughes Hartwell, Gregory D. Johnson, John Morin
  • Patent number: 8388465
    Abstract: A golf club head is presented comprising a sole including a weight member secured to the sole via a non-threaded attachment assembly. Further, the weight member has a large surface area relative to its thickness, resulting in a chip-like or wafer-like weight member. This design allows the mass of the weight member to be spread substantially along the surface of the sole as opposed to in the interior of the club head. The golf club head may comprise more than one weight member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20130040754
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club with a striking face portion made from more than one material is disclosed. More specifically, due to the unique construction of the striking face portion having multiple materials, the present invention utilizes diffusion bonding, liquid interface diffusion, or even super plastic forming techniques to achieve the desirable bond between the more than one material used to form the striking face. The striking face portion is formed by adding a chip insert made from a secondary material that is different from the remainder of the striking face portion substantially near a geometric center of the striking face portion; wherein the secondary material has a higher Young's modulus than the remainder of the striking face portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Uday V. Deshmukh
  • Publication number: 20120322579
    Abstract: A golf club head having at least two discrete weight members positioned on the sole to optimize moment of inertia is disclosed. A first weight member is located toward and substantially parallel with the face edge of the sole. A second member is located toward the back of the sole and substantially centered between the heel and toe edges of the sole. In one embodiment, a golf club head includes a sole comprising four sections and wherein a rib of material connects two of said sections. In another embodiment, a golf club head includes a cavity formed between the crown and sole and having an opening at the back of the club head. In yet another embodiment, a golf club head is tapered to form a waist and has a back that has a bowed-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Noah De La Cruz, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Patent number: 8333668
    Abstract: A hollow golf club is provided having an outer shell and an inner frame. The outer shell comprises one or more lightweight members. The inner frame fits within a smaller envelope and sits on the sole of the club head. One or more weights are located either on or within the inner frame to optimize the moment of inertia of the club head about both the vertical axis running through the center of gravity or geometric center of the club head, referred to as the “y-axis,” and the axis running through the center of the shaft of the golf club, referred to as the “hosel axis.” The ratio of moment of inertia of the club head about the y-axis to moment of inertia of the club head about the hosel axis is preferably 0.55. More preferably, this ratio is 0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Patent number: 8267808
    Abstract: A hollow golf club is provided having an outer shell and an inner frame. The outer shell comprises one or more lightweight members, such as the crown or the skirt, and preferably fits within an envelope of about 5 inches×5 inches×2.8 inches. The inner frame fits within a smaller envelope and sits on the sole of the club head. One or more weights are located either on or within the inner frame to optimize the moment of inertia of the club head about both the vertical axis running through the center of gravity or geometric center of the club head, hereinafter referred to as the “y-axis,” and the axis running through the center of the shaft of the golf club, hereinafter referred to as the “hosel axis.” The weights can be attached to the inner frame or can be distributed within the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20120225730
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Publication number: 20120214611
    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 thickened central region surrounded by an internal and an external transition region; wherein the thickened central region has an inner perimeter that takes on a shape that substantially resembles the shape of an outer perimeter of the striking face of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Mark C. Myrhum, Uday V. Deshmukh, John Morin, Noah de la Cruz, Christopher D. Harvell, Thomas Orrin Bennett
  • Patent number: 8235834
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discreet orientations between the shaft and club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Thomas C. Morris
  • Patent number: 8216084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Michael Scott Burnett, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy, Kenneth C. Scott, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Publication number: 20120165112
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Michael Scott Burnett, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy, Kenneth C. Scott, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Patent number: 8147351
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Michael Scott Burnett, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy, Kenneth C. Scott, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Patent number: 8142306
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Patent number: 8133131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Michael Scott Burnett, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy, Kenneth C. Scott, Daniel S. Callinan
  • Publication number: 20120058839
    Abstract: A hollow golf club is provided having an outer shell and an inner frame. The outer shell comprises one or more lightweight members. The inner frame fits within a smaller envelope and sits on the sole of the club head. One or more weights are located either on or within the inner frame to optimize the moment of inertia of the club head about both the vertical axis running through the center of gravity or geometric center of the club head, referred to as the “y-axis,” and the axis running through the center of the shaft of the golf club, referred to as the “hosel axis.” The ratio of moment of inertia of the club head about the y-axis to moment of inertia of the club head about the hosel axis is preferably 0.55. More preferably, this ratio is 0.75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, John Morin
  • Publication number: 20120052978
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club including a shaft, a club head and several devices for releasably connecting the shaft to the club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Michael Scott Burnett, Noah De La Cruz, Charles E. Golden, Christopher D. Harvell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy, Kenneth C. Scott, Daniel S. Callinan